Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Newspaper) - July 8, 1898, Oshkosh, Wisconsin The Daily JUIA 8, 18118. PRICE TWO HAS TURNED tiffed as Long as They Dared Then Lost Their t is Hastening Homeward as Rapidly as Carry It From the Suez Overtures of Peace Denied at L ie Spanish squadron jrn to dispatch received L says Admiral aas the returning to ly Spanish Camara has is preparing to enter back to ds Nominations to 1., July The hese nominations to of volunteers to be amilton S. Adna R. be brigadier general First To 2ol. Theodore United States i be quartermaster of nk of Frank To be quarter- of lieutenant of To be chief k of lieutenant col- F. To be division ik of Welson t surgeon general of C. Vaughan of Michigan Charles Robertson Fiftieth Iowa be brigade Royce Day Fry of g of To John B. John B. f John E. Company William F. Lloyd first Com- E private i volunteer sergeant id volunteer rory of first Second volunteer Parke of Pennsylvania N. Jackson of ts of George F. William S. First William E. geon Twenty-second Francis C. Ford of 3. Carr of To W. Stephen Edwin a A. Frank Floyd Smith of II S. James B. Anthony E. be first Vivian Gwyn Michael Pickard of r. Rockwell of Charles E. Jones of of Second volunteer Sydney Dudley Tobin of Hicks of pany I. Second r jeneral with rank of rles H. To be assistant urith rank of Seventh ar- X July iS. The confirmed all snt in by the r m ily was broucht a He was ore Judge e crime was Rodman in the first de- to imprisonment c anniversary oC tlie i to be spent In Hc in prison tours of the When if that ie and was to July uly 3n the re the ad- rican Rear is given notice that ly more 5w- i Manilla on in cruiser r where 5hc and Rattler July known ill for home in much is is s and y condition ist her who In New D. July can be stated authoritatively that no over- tures toward peace have been received up to the time of the cabinet At the same time cabinet bers look upon the situation as having more factors peace than at any time It would be no surprise if peace overtures came to the government any moment either ly from or through some inter- This is felt to be so imminent that it to numerous rumors that actual overtures have been but the are premature and are based on expectations rather than thing This is not only the official statement of government but the same view is taken at the French and other foreign sies and where it is stated that the peace movement has not definite but that all tend in the direction of a desire by Spain to terminate the con- None of the foreign tives have received instructions to act. At the British specific in- was made concerning a published special that Sir Julian had made indirect overtures to the dent while looking to peace and that the while declining diation had said he would agree to peace if Spain applied direct on certain stated The embassy authorized a explicit and complete denial of the The it was had not seen the president of and no overtures of any kind had been made by him to the United July 4's went up in Paris and London today on the re- port that negotiations are proceeding between Madrid and with the view of bringing about peace be- tween Spain and the United The stock exchange rumor had it the peace negotiations were being ed through British is denied at the foreign office where the officials say that there are no indications anywhere that peace is St. July Russian officials and the general public are strongly in favor of speedy peace as the only salvation for and the the tion of Europe to compel a cessation of It is asserted that if any power directly interested In the fate of Spain or the United States proposed or initiated she certainly have Russia's al. The Senate Committee Probes Claim of Methodist Book D. July 8. The ate committee on claims today made its report upon the investigation made by the committee into the payment of the claim of the Methodist Book com- pany and the payment to Maj. E. B. Stahlman of as an agent in ting the claim The committee finds that the senate was deceived by the representations of Mr. Stahlman and Messrs. Barbee and the book but absolves the Methodist church from blame In the It is also found that no senator or member of congress received any money in con- with the The testimony taken was also made The cipal witnesses were B. Stahlman and Mr. Mr. Stahlman said he had given more or less attention to the claim since 1S92. but that the contract for thirty-five per had been made in Mr. man said he had cautioned the book agents against the contract he 1 went to Washington as their for a fee of any amount I would just be hounded day in and day and that 1 probably fall into the hands of seom of the who hang around the which would involve the passage of the measure in Questionable They agreed to I had promised that I would let nc man know anything about it for the reasons which I have be- cause if the fact had been known I believe the question could have been considered on its 1 believe that it have been considered with a against the man said he had iold Senator Pascoe that he had no contract with the book this was as his contract was the book com- told no he concealed Is. J am free Jo say Senator had a. 13eve that there was contract of any While I was I was ex- 9n nhat 3 and I knew that I told no falsehoods in saying POOR She Will Yield if All Powers Invite Her to Sue for A special gram from Home lo The Evening nal quotes the Spanish ambassador to Italy as said today to the cor- respondent of the reaper the powers io con- clude a Spain the only game In which Major General Shatter Places Wounded at Least Besides 220 D. July war department has received from General Shatter the following dispatch giving as far as practicable up to this time a statement of the total casualties In each division General of the army of his as a result of the recent del July camp near July so far to get returns but there has been treated in hospital at wounded and there are still 200 in pital Lawton's division there are killed four officers and 74 wounded 14 officers and 317 missing 1 In Kent's 12 officers and 87 wounded 30 CC2 02 4 wounded 2 and 26 missing I 1 ed 1 report not yet re- Major General Lawton's division was made up of the Twelfth and Seventeenth regiments of United States infantry and the Second volunteer regiment of General Kent's division was ed of the Thirteenth and Twenty-fourth regiments of ed States Infantry and the Seventeenth New York General commanded the ond brigade of Kent's division made up of the and Twenty-first regiments of United States ARMISTICE ENDS Attack on Santiago to be Resumed Saturday Sampson Will First Make Another Attempt to Reduce Forts and Enter Reinforcements Arrive Shafter May Assault City From Land Watch D. July Shafter and Admiral Sampson have agreed on a plan of At noon tomorrow Admiral Sampson will begin a bombardment from the outer Before tiago de July the Press Dispatch Boat Via Port and July a. armistice has besn extended until noon on in order to allow General Linares to communicate with Captain General Blanco and with General Linares informed General Shafter that he had no telegraph operator and one was sent in to the accompanied by the British consul F. W. Ramsden un- der the British a shot has been fired recently on either but work is being pushed on the batteries and Our position has been greatly ened during the last forty-eight the American lines advancing to within 400 yards of the enemy and our hillside batteries overlook and command the General Lawton's division ad- 500 to the The dynamite gun at Wood's Rough in charge of. geant Hallett Alsop has been beautifully hidden in a snug The streams have been bridged allowing the transportation of heavy artillery with facility and the roads have been greatly The eral health of the soldiers is The armistice is affording a long needed rest for our men and they are now in good shape to resume General Linares is evidently ing- and the mediation of the bishop of Santiago and the consular corns may persuade tiro to In case hostilities are resumed the plan of sault is for Rear Admiral Samoson to bombard the forts at the mouth of the driving the men away from the and then land a thousand men and occupy the while launches with grappling irons will go in and will then enter and bombard the supporting the land General the insurgent com- received orders yesterday not to attack the Spaniards while the are on The Spanish cruisers are still filled with charred bodies and the buzzards are devouring the by Rear Ad- miral Sampson's have buried the bodies of over 100 Spaniards which were washed Congress Concludes Its 55th Session This D. July house adjourned precisely at Immense cheers followed by singing of patriotic Representative Bromwell of proposed three cheers for dent which were given twice over by the Then ed cheers joined in by the entire house for Admiral Dewey and General Joe The house was one vast demonstration and flags passed about lo every member and were enthusiastically waived while the members sane the close of the D. July ale at p. ROW AT IX July sensa- tional scene in the today ed a motion of Mr. of to strike owl ol partisan remarks Mr. of Mew in a Mr. of denounced the Democrats for delaying An ed and ins at arms had ad- vance on the and restore Regiment of American Soldiers to Be Started for As Ji of the today it was Jo a regiment of troops 10 and snl at has with to what forces are is more fiction in fact than there is fact ia D. July Shafter reported all quiet yesterday in the camp before and the best belief of the is that the same state of affairs exists The army is losing nothing by its and according to the general's is gathering More ments are due today or and when they arrive it is expected that the assault on the city will be It is hoped that this will be though so far as the army is it is gathered from General Shaffer's report that it will not advance before reinforcements arrive unless in order to repel a counter attack from the Shafter and Admiral son had a conference day before and as a the fleet is going to make another try at the tions at the mouth of the harbor If the army is ready this will partake of the nature of a general at- if then the navy's action be simply in the line of execution of a policy of reducing Santiago by stages according to regular siege While as as possible with the navy is not to be sacrificed in this attack upon the ish The dropping of a six-Inch shell from on high through the deck of the Indian three days ago during the trying engagement the forts when the Mercedes vras strikingly fle predictions of naval experts as to the dangerous effects of elevated fire upon warships at close It was more by good luck than management that the Indiana escaped or an awful loss of life from this one The president is determined that the navy shall not be sacrificed for a small stake such as To the cabinet he has pointed out the ly dangerous position that the States would occupy among nations If left exposed by the loss of Us the arm of the service which has the unwilling admiration and respect of the greatest powers of out a or at least without the steel bulldogs that make up its now lying before it might be concluded that we should no longer be as safe as we feel ourselves to be at the present from arbitrary interference of European powers in the settlement of our difficulties with The function of the navy in row's attack be to help the enemy in the assault when it shall come to the first stage of entering the but this will be done only after the cations at the entrance have been re- and the way It is ered here that that was the conclusion reached at the conference between Shafter and Sampson re- ported briefly just after the but the department has not been able to communicate with him and it is feared that wire troubles exist that will prove at this Shafter has said nothing about a for- ward movement on his leaving the conclusion plain that he awaits the re- AH the Spanish naval officers cap- tured by the American fleet are to be confined the limits of the naval academy grounds at They will be placed in the quarters vacated by the American naval officers left the academy to jro into active and will be treated with the greatest having earned the ad- miration of the American sailors by their splendid exhibition of courage in face of almost inevitable death or Admiral it is the prisoners who in all likelihood be siren the freedom of the grounds under limited for A movement 3s afoot already to raise a for The idea is general that the old wall be court and shot when he returns Jo and oar pople want harm Jo come to the pray head which took and his men to on Ihe hrow and There is a w orid of sweeping over the land in favor of the Spanish If he were to visit New or the reception tendered him that which was vouchsafed the of who came here in 1S3C to resent his All are as a nail of when we think of never will be but a ish Jhe former est type of and be easily wilh as and sivo him a house York BOUND TO FIGHT IT Spain is Although Extent of Naval Disaster is Now Additional Forces of Militia and Cavalry Called Out and Army of Defense Will Number by July at Havana Also vors a Continuance of the July special dispatch from reviewing the situation All Spain knows of her defeat and the people are beginning to realize the magnitude of the The con- servative press exhorts good citizens to maintain An Important circular has been sent to all the Republican signed by the and bearing the In the extraordinary military precautions have been taken to quell any internal General the minister for war and his secretaries are working day and A second call has been sued for the Canary island reserves and additional forces of home Infantry and cavalry are being while the ar- tillery Is being augmented by two pieces to each The peninsula armies will total up men by July 15. The railroads are preparing war trains on ail and carriages are in readiness at all garrison A high expresses the opinion that the rank and file of soldiery are ed to condemn the war and feel they are being driven to bloodshed for un- just cause by scheming politicians and he therefore doubts the army's attitude in the event of civil The officers while anxious for are divided on the Question of loyalty to the various claimants to the This question of succession is an important factor in a terribly tense It is believed the ment is anxious to find a pretext to ar- rest General Weyler fearing the part he might play in the event of trouble breaking July to a dispatch received here from Havana Captain General Blanco openly urges the continuation of the The papers of this city say the moment has not arrived to seek for one of them find ourselves In a position from which we are able to make our enemies feel the consequences of the The refusal of the Cuban cable companies to transmit dispatches franked by the Spanish in spite of the conditions of the occasions the liveliest discontent The believe this action is due to the orders ol the British according to the papers of is raising constant difficulties in the way of Spain and is proofs of its partiality for the United it has complained to the cable companies whose offices are in but without TO COUGH Plan to Secure Revenue From Philippine July cabinet remained in session today until two o'clock and then adjourned to accompany the president to the he will examine bills passed by congress at its closing A large share of day's cabinet meeting was consumed in the reading and discussion of the new tariff schedules to be put in operation ni the Philippine as soon as our forces shall have taken possession of The formal announcement by the president of bis purpose to collect the customs revenues of the Philippines as a war measure bad been proposed after a discussion lasting an hour or more it was referred to the secretary of together with the for a final It is probable that the president's declaration will be issued within the next two or three and possibly As soon as approved the schedules will be given to Mr. 3. Evans of San a customs ex- who will proceed at once to Manilla and as soon as practicable after our forces occupy the city put them into The general direction of the will be in the hands of General the military governor of the It is not likely that the new tariff schedules will bo made public at Blockading Off Ranam Odd Key July 9 a. big have been on the south coast of the blockading on this side of the has not been On the Maple was cruising off when she sighted a body of men on the Whether or not they was Ihc little gunboat ventured about shots from a dis- tance of lour yards aad the Yesterday the held a British tramp the from a cargo of She about forty miles off 31 was said said had a contract to load at with provisions and run to hut that at the last moment she ened and did not make the As her were regular she was ted to LAW I UN AND Flnt to be Second to Among the sent the was that to and Colonel 3s in command of a before and Colonel Wood Ihc 1'irst of July officials of the Spanish embassy here say they have no knowledge of any peace being on foot at present A dispatch from the United States declaring that the Americans are unable to capture Santiago de Cuba and that strain has broken the nerves and constitutions bringing them to the verge of disaster unless is published conspicuously and has also been telegraphed to The Times today publishes a long ter from one of its E. W. dated from 26, in which the writer gives details of his different landings in Cuba and ex- plains his imprisonment and In regard to condition of affairs in vana Knight says he found the city in a very different condition than that described in the American press and that the town is perfectly Con- he says there are no signs of popular excitement and no Intimation of a general massacre of which has been The pondent also says there are no signs of famine at though he admits it is true that provisions are very dear and that there is distress among tha poor who are without work on account of the But he adds that distress is no greater than some times experienced in Of the present attitude of the civil and The cor- respondent says he can hardly speak too is no ex- and no but a dignified calm resolve to defend the country All here eagerly desire aa American force to land in Cuba in der to try conclusions in a fair fight with the Spanish The I will give a good account of themselves the times Spaniards in the Canary Islands Find to Keep Them July Pall Mall zette this afternoon publishes a letter from Las capital of the islands In which the writer says under date of July view of the visit of- tbe the Spaniards are busy at their At the moment the means of an attack and preventing a landing are miserably They consist of a battery of mixed smooth bore and rifled muzzle on the heights the six ob- solete field guns north of the a six gun battery in the artillery racks with the town and a small ing With modern long the Americans could quickly wreck the batteries from outside tha zone of the Spanish The boast of infantry but it is improbable that they will be able to muster over 5.000. The soldiers are drilling incessantly and fatigue parties are throwing up earthworks and en- trenching the The troops are armed with the new Ions range Several camps are visible from the but persons not connected with tha service are not allowed to approach The slightest incident causes ex- among the soldiers and Vessels approaching are closely and if there are any doubu as to their identity they are kept out Volunteer Troops Commence Embarking en S. July large quantity of ammunition and equipments were taken on board the Santiago transports At noon the Sixth boarded harbor boats to be taken out- A heavy squall prevented embarking for some The prize ship has been im- pressed as a Her value been appraised at General Miles and party are expected at four A SAlf of Hte Wife Crashed lite July C. was on way to France with his and On the of the collision he pat them in a boat and went to get another for Only end of the boat he cot was cat and the boai when it de- throwing the occupants the Just at this the funnels gave and one of them fell directly across the boat 3n which Mr. wife and children bad been placed crushing 3t and the passengers One funnel chain struck Mrs. Achard across the chest and literally cut body Achard fell into the the but managed to get hold of to clung for Mr. Achard had on his person at tha time of the wreck and it was saved with and Staa San Sets July 3. 131 15.-W far aad generally cooler light mostly from west to 7 a. m. 77 I p.m.