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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 17, 1898
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fHE vvmn ms Motm». ALGONA IOWA, WBPMESDAY. AUGUST ir, i«a HISTORY OP THE WAR, Important Events Reviewed and Condensed late Reliable Form for Our Readers. Saturday, Angtist 6. I Spain has decided to accept the peace conditions named by President McKinley. The Queen, the Cabinet and leading men In the army, as well as In the principal political parties, came to an *«TCemtnt that nothing better could be done than to ?-leld to the terms offered. ,The official answer has not yet reached (Washington, but is expected there without much further delay.—The Eighth Illinois regiment (colored) was ordered to leave Camp Tanner for Kew York at once, there on Tuesday to sail on the transport YaJe for Cuba.—Three more members of the First Illinois volunteers arc dead of yellow fever. General Shaf- aer*s report yesterday included ths of Jesse J. Griffith, Archie Beat- A WOUNDED CAVALRYMAN (From a Photo.) tie and George Haven as victims of the epidemic at Santlago.-Orders were re- ce.ved at Newport News by CoJonr-1 vulver to send his men aboard the transport CH:dam at once—Among the umns which have surrendered in Porto i 00 " Fa J ardo - It ia said the minor officers o,' the Spanish army San Juan refuse to fight, knowing that it Is useless to rtsisL-The transport Lam- pasaa arrived at Old Point, Va. with tne first returning convalescent soldiers ffrom Porto Rico.— The Third Illinois assisted In tiie capture of Guayamo. Porte Rico No one In the regiment was injured Three men in the Fourth .Ohio v/erc wounded. The Spanish loss was light.— Advices received state that Sampson and Schiey's squadrons are assembled at Guantanamo Bay, where tney are being coaled, provisioned, and repaired. Tne Brooklyn has been added to hampson's command and Commodore Bchley will select another flagship.— William R. Hearst, editor of the New York Journal, was appointed an ensign In the regular navy and his yacht Buccaneer put In commission as an auxiliary cruiser. Sunday, August. 7. The Spanish government accepted the peace terms imposed by President llcKin- ley. The session of the cabinet lasted most of the day at Madrid, and after the ministers had approved the basis of the proposed settlement Premier Sagasta submitted the question to the queen, who also gave her approval.— General Shatter reported to Washington that on Aug. 5 and 6 there were nlno deaths in his command at Santiago,— The Rough Riders under command of Col. Roosevelt and the I'irst regular cavalry sailed from Santiago for the United States.— A general advance of the American forces in Porto Rico was begun In the direction of San Juan the starting point being Ponce.— Lieutenant Hobson expressed his belief that he will succeed in raising the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon by means of air bags and pontoons.— Correspondence published by Secretary Long goes to show that Commodore Schley agreed with Admiral Sampson as to the danger of entering Santiago harbor as long as the mines were in position.— The tug Hudson has sunk a Spanish sloop and captured another off Cardenas. Monday, August 8. ' M. Cambon, the French ambassador at Washington, has received Spain's reply to the peace terms. Government officials anticipate quibbling on the part of Spain and say that the reply Is likely to prove unsatisfactory. In which event the Spaniards will be brought to time by a vigorous prosecution of the war.— Captain and Assistant Surgeon Munson has made a report to Surgeon-General Sternberg on the situation at Santiago. He blames the quartermaster's department speciilcally and the army and navy commanders incidentally for the failure to land hospital and medical supplies for the sick and wounded soldiers. He attributes much of the present distress In the army to this neglect.— Gen. Shafter has made a statement to President McKinley on the elck- ness In the army at Santiago. The general claims that his command was badly used up with malarial fever and the hardships of the campaign before yellow fever became epidemic. On this account the men were unable to withstand the yellow rever as well as they would under ordinary circumstances.— The Eighth Illinois Rogiment (colored) left Camp Tanner for New York, there to board the transport Yale for Santiago.— Advices from Porto The list of dead follows: Morris Just, First California volunteers; W E Browne. Company D, Tenth Pennsylvania; Will Bunton. H. Stillwagon. James Hull Jr.; Jesse Noss, all of Company E, Tenth Pennsylvania: John Brady Jr Company I, Tenth Pennsylvania; L. Dawson, battery K, Third artillery U. S A • J. A. Mclllrath. battery H. Third artillery' «J. S. A.: Charles Winfield. Private Springstead of the First Colorado: Pri- v * t «L wnllan > Lewis Roddy of the Twenty- third Infantry: Private R, Bowers of the Signal corps: Private Fred Buckland of the Thirteenth Minnesota: Capt. Richter First California, and Capt. Hobbs, Third artillery, were among the wounded. The British admiral reports the Spanish lo=3 to be 350 killed. K«3 wounded. Malate Is located half way between Cavile and Manila City. Gen. Greene's force numbers 4,o» men. His line has been advancing and intrenching. The arrival of the Third expedition filled the Spaniards with rag° ana they determined to give battle before Camp Dewey could be re-enforced. The trenches extended from the beach 300 j yards to the left flank of the Insurgents. j Sunday was the insurgent feast day, and j their left flank withdrew. leaving the j American right flank exposed. Companies j A and K of the Tenth Pennsylvania ami T.tah battery were ordered to re-enforce -he right flank. In the mlilst of a raging typhoon, with a tremendous downpour of rain, the enemy's force—estimated at 3 W> men-attempted to surprise the camp. Our pickets were driven in and th- trc.nches assaulted. The Tenth Penn=yl- vanla never flinched, but stood th'lr ground under a withering fire. The alarm .spread and the First California regiment with two companies of the Third artillery' who fought wiih rifles, were sent up to re-enforce the Pennsylvanlans The enemy was on top of the trenches when those re-enforcements arrived, and never Was tfte discipline of the regulars better demonstrated than by the work of the Third artillery under Capt. O'Hara. Nothing could be seen but flashes of Mauser rifles Men ran right up to the attacking Span- lards and mowed them dov;n with regular volleys. The Utah battery, under Capt. Young, covered Itself with glory The men pulled their guns through mud axle deep. Two guns were sent around nouncesJ the schedule of tariff duties to be enforced in Cuba and other places now under military government of the United States.—Gen. Merrlam received orders to prepare to embark all the troops under his orders to reinforce Gen. Merritt at Manila. It is said, too, in Washington that 10.C09 additional troops would also be sent In view of the possibility of trouble with Agulnaldo.—An order was Issued in Washington creating the military department of Santiago, MaJ.-Gen. Henry W. Lawton to be In command.—Final peace terms were cabled to Madrid, the American protocol first being approved by Ambassador Cambon, who stated that in his belief Spain will accept the Imposed conditions. Thursday, Aagngt 11. Announced from Madrid that the Spanish ministry decided to wire instructions to M. Cambon to sign the protocol prepared at Washington.—Army officials have decided to break up four old army corps camps and the troops to be moved to new ones at once.—Gen. H.W.Lawton has been MAJ. GEN. YOUNG (Commander fever camp at Montauk Point.) appointed military governor of tho province of Santlago.-Two men of Gen Schwan's command arc killed in a skirmish r-ear Mayaguez, on the west coast of Puerto RIco.-Capt. Goodrich Is now on his way from Guantanamo with an expedition to seize the Isle of Pines. The protocol, as has been explained, reiterates the terms of peace lair] down by President McKinley in his first note tlon:—By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation Whereas, By a protocol concluded and signed August 12. 1S9S, by William R Day, Secretary of State of the United States, and His Excellency Jules Cambon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France at Washing-ton, respectively, representing for this purpose the government of the United States and the government of Spain, the United States and Spain have formally agreed upon the terms on which neg-otiations for the establishment of peace between the two countries shall be undertaken; and, Whereas, It Is In said protocol agreed that upon its conclusion and signature hostilities between the two countries shall be suspended, and that notice to that effect shall be given as soon as possible by- each government to the commanders of Its military and naval forces. Now, therefore. I. William McKinley, President of the United States, do. in accordance with the stipulations of the protocol, declare and proclaim on the part of the United States a suspension of hostilities, and do hereby command that orders be immediately given through the proper channels to the commanders of the military and naval forces of the United States to abstain from all acts Inconsistent with this proclamation. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this 12th day of August, in the year of our 'Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, and of the Independence of the United States, the one hundred and twenty-third. WILLIAM M'KINLEY. (A copy of this proclamation was cablen to our army and navy commanders. Spain will cable her commanders like Instruction?.; Army an.I Navy Suspend Hostilities.— Instantly upon the- signing of the protocol United States army and navy commaml- ers in the field were notlfl.vd to suspend hostilities In these dispatches: Miles, Ponce, Porto Rico:" The President directs all military operations against the enemy be suspended. Peace negotiations are nearirig completion, a protocol having just been signed by representatives of the two countries. You will inform the commander of the Spanish forces in Porto Rico of these Instructions. Further orders will follow. Acknowledge receipt. By order Secretary of War CORBIN, Adjutant General. * * * Sampson, Santiago: Suspend all hostilities. Blockade of Cuba and Porto Rico is raised. Howell ordered to assemble ves sels at Key West. Proceed with New York GROG IN OUR NAVY. 0ntn the Cl»ll War It Wa* a and Recognized Factor. "Splicing the main brace" is, of, rather used to be, serving an "extra" allowance of grog to all hands on a naval vessel after an engagement. This explanation is so old that it will be news to many jn these days, says the San Francisco Call. If things were as they used to be how naturally it would have happened that when a boat had captured her prize and when every heart aboard was aglow with the success, the boatswain and his mates should have piped through the ship the order, "All hands for grog." At the beginning of any other war in our history "Grog o!" would have resounded through the ship. But "They've raised his pay 5 cents a day, And stopped -his grog forever." A notable event was the invention Self-Entertaining. ' "We never have any trouble taimngr Annt Mary and Annt when thev visit us " "Why not?" "They entertain each other, bra* ging about their diseases." s Couldn't Score a Hit. She—I suppose your wife misses von during your long absence. He—Oh, yes. But she does thai when I'm at home. ' She—Why, how can that be? He—Well, you see her aim is verv in accurate. ' In * Nervous People Are great sufferers and they deserve sym* pathy rather than censure. Their blood is poor and thin and their nerves are con seqnently weak. Snch people find relief and cure in Hood's Sarsaparilla because it purifies and enriches the blood and gl ve3 it power to feed, strengthen and sustain the nerves. If you are nervous and can, not sleep, take Hood's Sarsaparilla and realize its nerve strengthening power Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Medicine. 31; six for Js Hood's Pills cure all liver Ills. 25 cents. ~~ Educational. PONC E TO SAN JUAN SCENES ALONG THE ROAD '' m&i-K. .- in Hank, and poured in a destructive enfilading fire. The enemy was repulsed and retreated in disorder. Our infantry had exhausted its ammunition and did not follow the enemy. Not an inch of ground was lost, but the scene in the trenches was one never to be forgotten During the flashes of lightning the dead and wounded could be seen lying In blood- red water, but neither the elements of heaven nor the destructive power of man could wrli.j a cry of protest from the wounded. They encouraged their comrades to fight and handed over their cartridge belts. During the night the Spanish scouts were seen carrying off dead and wounded of the enemy. The American dead were burled next convent of Maracaban. A WOUNDED SOLDIER. (Of the Third Illinois Photo.) Rico say Gert Jliles' army Is advancing on ban Juan In four divisions only twenty-five miles from that city. Tuesday, Aqgugt 0, Spajn's reply to the peace terms was presented, to the president by M. Cambon, the French ambassador. It is eaW to be pot entirely acceptable to the president.— Fourteen Americans were killed and for- l^SSi^ 0 ""^*. 114 W Spaniards killed an4 jWO wounded in a battle at Malate. near Camp pewey.—Sharp flg&Uns oe- ,,. ftt 00*1^9, Puerto Rico, ana the town was capture^ by American troops,-* ""*•— Insurgents may keep on fighting "- armistice unless Gens. acme? * are Admitted Into the nego- ..... .1 'allowed to sign the agree- mentftir a, suspension of hostilities.—Monitor Monterey and colliar Brutus reach ~'~8Pa' Attack on ibe city only waits Janding ot the troops of the Third di- pt the inutrlcan right flank, he!d fenth' Pennsytvanla troops, yen day in the On the night of Aug. 1 the fighting was renewed but the enemy had been taught a lesson and made the attack at long range with heavy artillery. Tho Utah battery replied and the artillery duel lasted an hour Fred Sprlngstead of the First Colorado was killed here and two men were wounded On the night of Aug. 2 the artillery duel was renewed. Three men were badly- wounded and are this morning reported dead, being the last In the list, and bringing the total dead to fourteen, with ten in the hospital mortally hurt. Gen. Greene issued this to the troops: "Camp Dewey, near Manila.—The brigadier-general commanding desires to thank the troops engaged last night for gallantry and skill displayed by them in repelling such a vigorous attack by the largely superior forces of Spaniards. Not an inch of ground was yielded by the Tenth Pennsylvania infantry and Utah artillery stationed In the trenches. A battalion of the Third artillery and First regiment California infantry moved forward to their support through a galling fire with the utmost intrepidity. The courage ana steadiness shown by an i n their first engagement is worthy of the highest commendation." The third Philippine expedition has arrived at Manila, twenty-two days out Ifrom Honolulu. Never did an expedition encounter more dangers or endure more perils. On the voyage six men and one officer died and fifty were taken sick. .Typhoid and meningitis played havoc on the transports. Two firemen went Insane and leaped overboard. But flre was the worst peril of all. The following died at sea: Ralph Bowers, signal corps, of Los Angeles, on July 20; Ernest Bowker Wyoming .battalion, on July 20; Frederick Buckland, Thirteenth Minnesota, of St Pawl: R, D. Kerr. lieutenant of engineers, of West Virginia, July 21; Stephen Roddy Twenty-third Infantry, of Dallas Tex on July W; W. D, Kelly, fireman,'of San Francisco, on July 19; John Stockwell, fireman, of San Francisco, on July 4. The Heel of transports and their convoy the monitor Monterey, were three days out from Hawaii when fire was discovered aboard the transport Morgan Cfty. W«4oP84tty, Aug. 10, Orders were Issued for the troops to to Spain. Anything which may have' been added has been in the nature of an amplification to make his terms more specific. He has accepted none of the Spanish propositions. Following are his terms: 1. Spain to relinquish all claims of sovereignty over or title to Cuba, and to immediately evacuate the island. 2. Spain to cede to the United States the Island of Porto Rico and all the other Islands under Spanish sovereignty in the West Indies ana to immediately evacuate them. 3. Spain to cede to the United States an Island (Guam) in the Ladrones. 4. The United States to occupy and hold the city, bay and harbor of Manila pending the conclusion of a treaty of peace which shall determine the control disposition and government of the Philippines. 5. Spain having accepted these conditions in their entirety, commissioners will be named by the United States to meet commissioners on the part of Spain for the purpose of concluding a treaty of peace which shall determine the fate of the Philippines. Friday August 18. The formal act of signing the peace Brooklyn, Indiana, Oregon, Iowa and Massachusetts to Tompklnsville. Place monitors in safe harbor in Porto Rico ^ atson transfers his flag to Newark and iwlll remain at Guantanamo. Assemble all cruisers in safe harbors. Order marines north in Resolute. ALLEN, Acting Secretary Navy. * * » Remey Key West: In accordance with the President's proclamation telegraphed you, suspend immediately all hostilities. Commence withdrawal of vessels from .blockade. Order blockading vessels in Cuban waters to assemble at Key West. ALLEN, Acting Secretary Navy. Instructions were also cabled to Admiral Dewey, but are withheld from the press for diplomatic reasons The Instructions to Merritt and Shafter were exactly similar to those sent Miles leave ChlcJcamauga, Tampa and Manassas camps, new camps to be established at L^ington, Ky., Knoxvllle, Tenn., Huntsvlilo, Ala., ana Mtddleton, Pa.-The Fifth lUlnolg was ordered to disembark from the transport Qbdam ana to go into camp at Newport News, thU bijijng tl»o second time the regiment has been disap- --' '--' •- --^ ey - »'&F MISS MARY MEADS (tntcago ffirl wants her American sisters to build a battleship ror Uncle Sam) protocol was performed at Washington yesterday. Secretary of State Day's name was affixed In behalf of the United States ana that of M- Cambon, French Ambassador, for Spain.—Following the signing of the peace protocol President McKinley issued «, proclamation suspending hostilities. Orders were cabled to the military ana naval commanders.—Admiral Sampson was ordered to proceed with his largest warships to TvmpkinsyUle, N. Y. at once. Commoaore Remey «na the blockading squadron at Havana were ordered ;o Key West.—Four m,ore members of the First IlUnols-J. P. Llnflberg, Robert Bot na CHrtes Sehnej. on the nth Jnst. ' The Ladrone Group of Islands. A perfectly direct line drawn from San Francisco to Manila passes through the Ladrone group. Honolulu lies some distance south of that line Nevertheless, a direct line from Honolulu to Manila also passes through the Ladrone group. The Ladrones extend from north to south in a row 400 or 500 miles long, and ^re usually said to comprise about twenty islands. They lie directly north of the Caroline group which it will also be our duty to claim and protect, and they are perhaps 1 500 miles from Manila and 3,500 from Honolulu. They have a population of only 8,000 or 10,000, the natives being akin to those of the Philippines. They are small islands, but by no means insignificant, for their total area is usually set down as about 1.250 square miles. They are of considerable commercial importance. They have a varied topography, with mountains and valleys and abundant rainfall, and they are extremely productive. Under improved methods of government and agriculture, such as the United States would easily introduce, the already important exports of the Ladrones would be very rapidly increased. They ar e exceedingly salubrious, and would yield larger supplies of products, hoth of the temperate zone and of the tropics under American exploitation. A direct cable line to Manila would naturally find a halting place at San Ignacio de Agana which Js the capital of the islands, and is situated on the largest of the group Guajan, which is of a rounded contour and 30 or 40 miles long,—Review of Reviews. HOSPITAL. a Photo taken after the Battle at Slboney.) of "grog" in 1740. According to a learned article on tie subject published in the United States service by Admiral Meade in 1SS4, the honor is due to Admiral Vernon of the British royal navy. In bad weather it was his fashion to wear on deck a grogrom cloak, from which he acquired among the men the sobriquet of "old Grog." About the year mentioned, while In command of the West Indian station, he originated a new and satisfactory official beverage composed of rum and water, the serving of which began on his flagship, the Burford, and thence spread. The beverage was dubbed "grog" and the word has lived. When our navy began its illustrious career amid the revolution liquor was, of course, as necessary a part of the supplies as sea biscuit and powder, and we find Paul .Tones on sailing for Portsmouth, in 1777, bewailing, among other shortages, "only thirty gallons of rum." In 1831 congress took an advanced step by providing that all in the navy who voluntarily relinquished the spirit ration should be paid 6 cents a day. In 1842 the ration was cut down to one gill, but the alternative of half a pint of wine was added, and the commutation price was fixed at 3 cents. The first year of the civil war brought a greatly increased naval force, and increased trouble from strong drink. Moral sentiment had progressed, too. In July, 1862, congress revolutionized the Amercian navy by passing the historic law providing: "That from and after the first day of September, 1862, the spirit ration in the navy of the United States shall forever cease, and thereafter no distilled spirituous liquor shall be admitted on board of vessels of war except as medical stores, and upon the order and under the control of the medical officers of such vessels, and to be used only for medical purposes. From and after the first day of September next there shall be allowed and paid to each person in the navy now entitled to the spirit ration 5 cents per day in commutation and in lieu thereof, which shall be in addition to the present pay." And since that day there has been TIIE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, NOTRE DAHE, INDIANA. FULL COURSES IN Classic*, Letters, Science. Law, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Easel- cerln Thorough Preparatory and Commercial Rooms Free to all Students who havo completed the studies required for admission Into Year - °< any <* the c °>A limited numberof Candidates for the Ecole- siastloal state will be received at special rates. St. Edward's Hall, for boys under 13 years la unique in completeness of its equipments. ' . ™ e V?9, th , Term will open September 6th, 9 B'cv a *? lo S u 15? nt Free on a PP«cation to ___,_- — «• ~~L."~ " • • •"*» v " "f >"*H.«* L IUII LU REV. A. nORRISSEY. C. S. C.. Prealdent. , D)arjfs One Mile West of the University cl Noire Dj S T. MAHTS ACADEMY for young ladles, now entering upon Its forty-fourth year of active educational work, has earned the reputation of belnc one of the raont thoroughly equipped and successful Institution* In the United States. Tho Academy buildings are beautifully situated on an emlnenco over-looking the picturesque banks of tho St. Jo^epll Ulver. All the branches of A Thorough English and Classical Education, Including Greek, Latin, French and German ara tauRht by a Faculty of competent tencliera. On completing the full course of studios students receive tQB Regular Collegiate Degree of Litt. B,, A. B. or A. M. The Conservatory of Mnslo Is conducted on the Plan of the be« Classical Conservatories of Euw- P . e fri J Instrumental lessons, and one In theory, ?r«cHc y ep r r e orat« UdedlD tb « ^ular tuition; ext£ Preparatory and Minim Depurtments.- 1 uplls who need primary training, and those of ten- domf^r' are here carefully prepared for the Aca- domic Course and Advanced Course. Book-keeping. Phonography and Typewriting extra. Every variety of Fancy Needlework taught. lor catalogue containing full information, addresi DIRECTRESS OF THE ACADEMY, St. Mary's Academy, NOTRE DAME P. 0.. INDIANA. MOUNT ST, JOSEPH ACADEMY^ BUBUQUB, IOWA. Conducted by Sisters of Charity. SISTEB SUPERIOR. "grog" in the United States navy. no A Bridal Gown at the Battle of Manila. An interesting story is attached to the wedding dress which was not worn by the bride at the recent marriage of Bancroft Gherardi, son of the rear admiral, to Miss Mary Butler at the latter's home in Paterson. N. J. Its absence might have delayed the ceremony but for a well-stocked wardrobe. Some time ago Henry Butler, ensign on the WOUNDED AND LEFT ALONE lOtO taken ofte... Tj«*»il A AJjU^ta. (Photo taken If ter Battle of July Slboney.) ' near WANTED necessar Kay'S RenoyatQr, lou, liver nnd ki!i l , ^^^ DROPSY c" A coroner estimates that something like 600 infants are overlaid by their mothers yearly i n London. Infante, he aaid, should sleep In cots, as it takes to suffocate them, plympia of the Asiatic squadron, offered to buy goods for a wed ding dress for his sister in China, it was faithfully awaited and expected, but failed to arrive. A few days ago came the explanation. The merchant from whom tee purchase was made, instead or sending the dress to Pater B on, forward, to end ifto g p ntBUtler ' Wh ° Was unabl ° to send it to Paterson until after it had. on Admiral ship the experience of t 1 of Manila bay. Thus it , GUA «ANTEI:D t °5, urQ d >' s l>°Psla, con f Tftoinpson'g (Eye Wat«

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