The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1897 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 18, 1897
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THE UPPER DBS MO1NE8: ALGONA, IOWA WEDNESDAY AfOUHT .18. 1897. Senor Antonio Canovas del Castillo, the prime minister of Spain, was assassinated Sunday at Santa Agueda by an anarchist. The murderer fired three shots, two of which struck the premier in the head and the other in the chest. The wounded man lingered unconscious for two hours and died at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The wounded statesman fell dying at the teet of his wife, who was with him. lingering in agony tor an hour and then passing away with the cry of "Long live Spain," which were the last •words upon his lips. Santa Agueda is noted for its baths. The place is between San Sebastian, the summer residence-of the Spanish court, and Victoria, the capital of the province of Alava, about thirty miles Bouth of Bilbao. The premier went there last Thursday to take a three weeks' course of the baths, after which he expected to return to San Sebastian to meet United States Minister vv'oodford, when that gentleman should be officially received by the queen regent. At the moment of the assassination he was waiting in the gallery of the bathing establishment for his wife, '"who was to join him for luncheon. Suddenly the assassin, who had tho flppearance of an ordinary visitor, ap- proacnea and fired at him point blank, one bullet passing through the body and coming out behind under the left shoulder, and the other two lodging In the head. He fell instantly and only recovered consc-iousness long enough to speak a few words. Several medical men and his wife .were unremitting 'n their attentions to {he sufferer, but his wounds, unhappily, were mortal, and he died in two hours. Extreme unction was administered amid a scene of mingled sorrow an indignation. The assassin narrowly escaped lynching at the hands of the waiters and attendants who rushed forward. Detectives and civil guards immediately secured him. He •was very pale, trembled violently, and evidently feared that he would be ki!!ed on the spot. He will be first arraigned before the local magistrates at Vergara. The queen regent on hearing the sad .news dispatched her own physician, 'Dr. Bustos. by a stiprial train from ;San Sebastian. Later, on learning that Canovas was dead, she wired her condolences to the widow. Tne assassin is a Neapolitan and gives the name of Rinaldi, but it is believed that this is an assumed name and that his real name is Michele Angino Golli. 'Jne murder declares that he killed Senor Canovas "iu accomplishment •of a just vengeance," and that the deed is the outcome of a vast anarchistic "conspiracy." The greatest excitement and indignation prevails among all classes. All the members of the diplomatic corps have expressed their sympathy with the government. Many senators, deputies and generals, while expressing their grief and indignation, have offered to render to the government all the assistance in their power. It was at first rumored that the as- eassin was one of the pardoned Barcelona anarchists, but this is not confirmed. ?^Jy \ <f5v-Mp7" 5; |^K% A'-----. *^"\ fvO^~ W «(' • ^"^ - ifl - -• % -•--&*•» t«" AI\ •• ""--••;•)'" ^i^ y/ " /C^% fVS/J>- *" •' ' /-^4>; ,--Cj ,ift * C '^1*A» .-«-•" >' '« ^•i^Ko. rO^;>4 *\ •. , • ^&&®fr^" ® g^ft $ _.- of the Carlists to bring on a civil war and to deal with the first insurrection ! in Cuba. Canovas came last into power on Feb. 7, 18f>5. His government was de- j feated on a vote of censure on June 3. 1895. but did not resign. The general elections of April. 189G, returned an overwhelming majority to the cortes 'n favor of the policy of the Canovas cabinet, though the opposition charged 'hat tho ministerialists carried many 'f the election districts by gross frauds, "le has bpen in nnwpr since. "I am certain that no Cuban or any Cuban sympathizers had anything to do with the murderous net. The Cubans do not believe in murder. We were not fighting Canovas or any other man in Spain. We are fighting the Spanish government, and more particularly the Spanish pocket. We deplore tho death of Canovas, because we do not countenance murder, and would denounce any act that would leave a blotch upon the history of our revolution; and because we feel that by his death wo will lose ns our arch-enemy by far the bfst man for us that Spain could have in Cuba. It was Canovas who kept Weyler on the island when all others were anxious for his recall. We believe that the death of Canovas will result in the recall of Wp.yler. A change will be disadvantageous to us for many reasons. "Weyler is a coward and never goes into the field. We are not obliged to meet him in large engagements. We can harass the Spanish soldiery and keep them marching about from place to place with n man like Weyler at their head. This will sicken and kill off the troops and make the cost to Spain very great. Weyler has served us and our cause well by his mad acts of inhumanity." Senor Sagasta, the liberal leader, has sent the following telegram to the government: "I have heard with deep pain of the crime that nas thrown us all into mourning, and I place myself at the orders of the government and of the queen." Most of the Liberal leaders have sent similar messages, placing themselves at the disposal of the government. La Correspondent de Espana says that a few days ago an important document emanating from London was received here with reference to plans prepared by English anarchists in conjunction with foreign anarchists, at a meeting held in London, when accusations and threats were launched against Senor Canovas and Senor Tejada de Valdorsera, minister of justice, probably, the paper adds, with the idea of avenging their Barcelona comrades. LIFE AND WORK OK CANOVAS. Slioxvlnp How Ho lloso from the Musses to llcrtd of tin? Ministry. Senor Antonio Canovas del Castillo was born of humble parentage at Malaga, Feb. S, 1828. He took the course in philosophy and law in the University at Madrid, and began his career as a journalist. In 1851 he made his debut under the patronage of Senors Rios, Rosas and Pacheco, as chief editor of the Patria, in which he defended conservative ideas. In 1852 he was named deputy for Malaga, and from that time to his death had never ceased to occupy a seat in the cortes. In 185G he was charge d'affaires at Rome, and prepared the historical memorandum on the relations of Spain with the holy see which served as a basis for the concordat. After serving the crown as governor of Cadiz in 1855, director general of the administration from 1858 to 1861, and lastly, in that same year, as under secretary of state for the interior, the I queen called him to the ministry as a member cf tho Mon cabinet. In 1S65 he held the portfolios of finance and the colonies in the O'Donnell cabinet, and it devolved upon him to draw up the law for the abolition of the slave trade. He was banished a short time before the revolution occurred, and took no part in it. In the face of the triumphant revolution, after his return from exile and in the full constituent assembly of 18GS, supported by Senors El- dtiayem, Bugallel and two others, he hoisted the standard of legitimate and constitutional monarchy. This is his greatest title to fame. Senor Canovas del Castillo became president of the council and chief of the new cabinet, called the cabinet of conciliation. He retired in September, 1875, because of the demands of the extreme Conservative party, but he was called bacli to the presidency on Dec. 2 of the same year and charged particularly with the direction of the first legislative elections of the new regime. It devolved upon him to repress the second attempt . GENERAL SHOWS HIS rATKIOTIS.V. Senor Sajrasta A.I vises » Xetr Conservative! Ministry. In an interview Senor Sagasta, liberal leader, said: "The country's politics must not depend upon an assassin. The conservatives ought to remain in power under the guidance of men like Marshal Campos, Senor Pidal and Senor Elduayen. Nevertheless, if the queen regent appeals to the liberals, they are ready to respond." Golli, the assassin, has confessed that he killed Senor Canovas to avenge the Barcelona anarchists and the insurgent leader, Don Jose Rizal, who was executed at Manila, Philippine Isl- WOKK OF ANARCHISTS. Ince.ignnt War Waged Upon Men High In rower In Kurope. The assassination of Premier Canovas del Castillo of Spain is one of the few successes scored by the anarchists in a relentless war which has been waged during the last five years against kings, princes, prime ministers and all in authority. During this period there have been many attempted assassinations, although more plots to take life and destroy property have been abortive. The existence of the "red international," as the secret coterie that governs and counsels the anarchists in every land, united by a SENOR CANOVA, ands, on Dec. 30 last, as the instigator of tho Philippine rebellion. Dr. Rizal denied that he was a rebel leader, but he admitted that he had drawn up the statutes of the Philippine league. It appears that Golli, the assassin, represented himself as a correspondent of El Populo. The prisoner cannot be tried under the laws providing for the trial and punishment of anarchists, as this law is so framed that a person prosecuted under its provisions must have used or attempted to use explosives in the commission or attempt to commit the crime charged against him. However, there is no doubt Golli will be summarily tried and sentenced. The public demands the adoption of stringent measures against anarchists and also against those who are in sympathy with them. uoili confesses that he followed Senor Canovas to church and to oiuer pkces, waiting for an opportunity when he could surely accomplish his purpose. He says he regrets that he has been unable to kill Gen. Polavieja, who was governor-general of the Philippines when Dr. Rizal was executed last December. Ho regards him as the murderer of Rizal. The cabinet sat until 2 o'clock Monday morning and decided to publish in 'the Official Gazette the appointment o*' Lieut-Gen. Don Marcolo de Azcarraga, the minister for war, as premier ad interim. Senor Sagasta has postponed his projected visit to this city. In anticipation of possible disturbances at Barcelona, the police force of that city has been re-enforced. There is a great ueal of speculation as to the effect of the loss of Canovas upon the conservative party. Gen. Azcarraga has acquired great popularity and prestige through his skill in organizing the country's resources for the Cuban and Philippine campaigns, and he may be able to keep the party together. But many good judges take a gloomy view ~f ^-~ situation, and lament the absence of civil statesmen of thn caliber of Canovas. Afraid That the Jteoall of Weyler Will liurt Their (Pause. Joseph Mpnzoii, representative of the Cuban junta in Boston, discussing toe violent (Jeatlj. of Cajwvas, said: common desire to kill, is known, was early known to the police, and vigorous measures were taken for their suppression. In every anarchist camp the police of Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy have their spies, who know all the workings of the leaders. This has caused the failure of many well laid plans for wholesale slaughter. The chief of the French secret police a year ago told a French newspaper man that not one plot in a hundred hatched by the anarchist conspirators got so far as the attempt. The plots have usually been nipped in the bud. When this has been done the matter has been hushed up, and the news has not been Allowed to reach the public, lest it should incite other anarchists to fresh attempts and enthuse new courage into the red brotherhood. This, with the vigorous repressive measures passed by the parliaments of every European nation, has had the effect of weakening the cause. It has been •& struggle between the police and the anarchists, and the latter have been aided by the fact that there were traitors in the camp of the reds. A few attempts have been successful, tho most notable being the assassination of President Sadi-Carnot of France, but these successes have been so few and far between that it may easily be said that tho police have the best of the battle. Assassination of Carnot. President Carnot was assassinated June 24, 1S94, at Lyons by an Italian PRESIDENT PALMA. anarchist, Saute Ironlmo Caserio. Carnot was stabbed in the abdomen by Caserio, who was allowed to approach the carriage in the belief that he was about to present a petition. The wound was fatal and Carnot expired in a few hours/ This was the first considerable success achieved by the anarchists since the assassination of the czar, the party having achieved nothing in the interim beyond the murder of a few persona of no political importance. The police believed that Carnot's assassination was In revenge for the execution of Valliant, and that the conspirators met and assigned the deed by lot to Casprio. Meanwhile London had its anarchistic outbreak, but Gusippe Fornaro and Francesco Polti, who were convicted, were sentenced to only ten and twenty years' imprisonment. Excitement In Havana. Intense excitement prevails In Havana over the news of Premier Canovas' assassination. Large crowds assembled before all the newspaper offices to read bulletins about the murder of the prime minister. Among the Spanish of all classes most profound sorrow was expressed. It was everywhere pronounced to be a calamity of too great magnitude to be estimated at this time. All recognize that its bearing on affairs in Cuba is of the greatest moment, but of necessity comment on this point is most guarded. The insurgent party is confident that the death of Canovas means the downfall of the conservative government, the recall of Weyler and the freedom of Cuba. Oueeii Victoria's Sympathy. London cable: The assassination of Prime Minister Canovas forms a striking contrast with the attempts of exiled Spanish anarchists here to enlist public sympathy and raise subscriptions. The news of the assassination was telegraphed instantly to the queen, who sent an affectionate message to the queen regent of Spain, expressing her horror and deep sympathy; also to Lord Salisbury, who telegraphed Sir Henry Drummond-Wolff ordering the expression of the sympathy of the British government. Cleveland Almost Prostrated. 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