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Fort Wayne Sentinel (Newspaper) - July 15, 1898, Fort Wayne, Indiana THE SENTINEL Prints all the News That's Pit to Print, ►00000000<X>0000 The Sentinel Prints the Truth. ESTABLISHED 1833. FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1898. PRICE TWO CENTS. « For The Hot Weather, THE FEVER ABATES. 150 Umbrellas. GOODS THAT ARB WORTH $1.50. OUR PRICE WILL BE' 98 Cents rA PIECE. nONEY TO LOAN^ From $10 to Any Amount. Any person in need of money can borrow it on their Household Goods, Pianos, Horses, Wagons Carriages, Bicycles, Store Fix tures, etc., The Properij to Remain in Yoor Possession...... All Basiuess Private and fidential. Con No Delay. lowest Rates. It Pays to Uorrow of Us. IL.oans to Salaried People, (Liadies or Oentleinen) on tlieir owu names, Indiana Mortgage Loan Co., Kooin 3, Arcade, TJi>-stalrs. Open Saturday Evenings 7 to 8:30. TICKET NO. 2,484 I Ticket for Gold Watchf with every 50 cent purchase. Gents' Furnishers. -80 and 80% Calhoun Street.- DO YOU WANT MONEY? If so, call on us. We can get you money on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons, carriages, etc., and leave the property in your possession. Payments arranged on the monthly installment plan or to suit your convenience, if you want money and desire your "business done quickly, privately and coniidentially, call on us. FOSr WAYNE MO.^IGAfi£ LOAN CO. Boom No. 21 Bass Block, over First National Bank, No. 77 Callioan etreet. Take elevator to Fourth Floor. IT IS SO! Farm land is bound to raise in price before OQg. Now is the time to buy. I have a number of grood Improved farms to sell or trade. Can KÍVO possession any time. Money to Iíjhu at 6 and 7 por cent, interest. If you want to buy a home, don't forget to look at my list of houses and beautiful lots in all paría of the city. Respectfully, LOUIS F. CURDES, Home Phone 622. 8 4 9 Pisley-Long Block. My wife was in the most horrible condition of ajiy human beinp;, from Eczema. She could neither sit down nor lie down, her torture was so intense. I tr: ed all the doctors that I could reach, hut she !?ot so that I firmly believe sha -would have died -^vithin twelve hours if I had not Ijcen advised of Ccticuka IlEiiEDiES and f;ot them. My wife loent to sleep in tvco hours after the first application, although she had ■not slept for seven dai'S, and with two boxes of CuTicuRA (ointment) and one cake of CcTiccruA Soap she ivas absolutely cured, and is well and hearty to-day. ."iPKEDT CJTEK Tfkatmettt >OK ToBTrmTyo. BisFia-rkiko UiTMOus.'WJTH L>os8 op Haik.—Warm bathe witli ■e'fJTiri irA Soap, penile anointinpawiih CnxjcnE^, pur-intof sinollicntilcin cures, and milrt doses of CrxirrKA JiLSOLV^NT, greatest ofbiood piiriOerii and humor cure». PnUl throushout thp world.^ Pottee D. a-td C. Coup., Cole Props., lioeton. Uow to Cure ihc Wor»t tczema. free PREMO CAMARAS! $S to Kodaks, Cameras and Supplies of all kinds. JVI. L^ JOINES, 44 CAI.HOirN ST. (Second Floor,) FOBT IND. Better Condition of Health Reported From Santiagfo. IS COMMISSION TALKING TERMS OF SURRENDER Washington, July 15.—The war department has posted a dispatch from Assistant Adjutant-General Greenleaf, of General Miles' staff, as follows: "Siboney, July 15.—Only twenty-three cases of yellow fever and three deaths reported within the past twenty-four hours. Type of disease mild. Camp site moved whenever practicable. Have taken vigorous sanitary precautions to iH-event the spread of the disease." THE COMMISSON TO ARRANGE SURRENDER. Washington, July 15.—All the information obtainable from the seat of war is composed in the following cablegrams: "Playa, Baiquiri, July 15, Secretary War, Washington.—Commission on behalf of the United Sates appointed, consisting of Generals Wheeler and Law ton and Lieutenant Miley, with Spanish commission to arrange the details for carrying into effect the capitulation. I will reach Siboney tomorrow. Miles. '' The second dispatch is signed Jones, a signal officer in charge of the terminus of the military line at Playa and is as follows : "Playa del Este, July 15.—The commissioners appointed to arrange the details'of the surrender, held a meeiing yesterday lasting until a late hour. They meet again this morning at I) :30 o'clock and it is supposed the terms will be settled today." COMMISSION WORKING ON TERMSOF SURRENDER. AVashington, July 15.—The following statement has been issued by Secretary Alger from the dispatches lie lias received from the officers at Santiago : "The commissioners on the part of the United States named by (xeneral Shaftor were Generals Wheeler, Lawton and Lieutenant j Miley. Their disciTssion lasted until late last night and was taken up by them at 9 o'clock this morning. This surrender covers a great area of eastern Cuba. Of course the details may take some little time, but they are being pushed forward as rapidly as possible." NO DETAILS OF THE SURRENDER. Washington, July 1.5.—^Today's cabinet meeting adjourned' witbout knowledge of the details of the terms of surrender which were to be made at Santiago by the commissioners referred to by General Shaf ter in his dispatch of yesterday. Nothing further has been received from the general on this subject and the assumption is that the commissioners are still at work endeavoring to arrange the details of the surrender. These are likely to be more complex than are generally supposed, for aside from matters of actual moment, such as the methods of transportation, the carriage of arms by troops and the transportation of the surrendered Spanish officers, there are many smaller matters to be attended to, some of them growing out of the fantastic Spanish notions of honor, which are quite as troublesome to deal with as matters of vital imporf.ance. The French cable was shut down over night, and that was supposed at first to be the reason why further reports were not forthcoming from Shaf ter or Miles. It was believed that the cable operators, Frenchmen, had become wearied from their protracted la-bor3, and refused to continue at work last night. But with morning came a renewal of cable communication, though no messages from Shaf ter were on file. yellow fever was concerned the conditions at last reports were certainly better than they were two days ago. Colonel Hecker, who is in charge of the transportation service of the .war department, is now busy trying to arrange for the conveyance home to Spain of the Spanish soldiers who surrendered in Santiago. There is a disposition to appeal directly to the great steamship transportation line to make bids to carry these people The adoption of such a course would relieve the government of a great responsi-bihty. It would put the Spaniards under a neutral flag, which would insure their reception without difficulty at home and it would relieve our government of the necessity of sending with the prisoners the heavy guard that would be required if they were conveyed on United States transports. Economically, it was thought that the proposition was a sound one. Assuming that the companies charged the usual passenger rates for soldiers, the transfer could be affected at a cost not to exceed i;500,000, a sum which is probably less than would be the cost of the service if undertaken directly by our government. But a disagreeable complication has arisen from the fact that reports indicate that yellow fever exists among the Spanish troops as well as among our own and it is feared that if these reports are well founded it may be difficult to induce transportation companies to undertake the task of conveying sick soldiers and those who had been exposed to infection. There is also dcubt whether the Spanish authorities would allow the men to land on Spanish soil. Adjutant General Cor bin said that the necessary rations to care for the Spanish soldiers when they surrendered had been secured, and were now in place for immediate delivery at Santiago. It is presumed that the quartermaster's officers will avoid the enormous undertaking of transporting these supplies over the mountain trails by sending these supplies in vessels into the harbor to the city of Santiago. This, it is believed, can be done safely as the terms of surrender will doubtless require the Spanish to indicate the location of the mines in the harbor. It is expected that the great body of refugees that fled from the town on the threat of bombardment will now return and great distress is expected to result from the lack of food supplies. General Shafter has been allowed to exercise his full discretion in dealing with these refugees, and, while he will not assume the ro-sponsility for their maintenance, he will, without doubt, spare as many rations as possible from his stores to aid these unfortunate people. LADIES^ Shirt Waists lOc Each. President Believes tbe End of ESCAPED THE STORM the War is Xear. Thinks Spain Will Soon Begin Suit for Peace. There Will, However, be no Easing Up on the Enemy. The War Wlll:be Vigorously Prosecuted Until There is Beallzed All for Which it Wafi Undertalieii. One of the Most Remarkable Items at Our Tomorrow's Sale. Call Early Before This Special Lot Is Sold Unparalleled Sale ot Shirt Waists. FEVER CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED. Washinqton, July 15.—Many inquiries are coming to the war department as to the condition of the sick and wounded American soldiers near Santiago. The appearance of yellow fever among the troops was an additional cause of apprehension and doubled the number of queries. The war department does not deem it pnidfet just now to make any detailed statement relative to the condition of those in camp but Adjutant General Oorbin stated that he could say that so far as the At 19c each, shirt waists worth 50o. At 25c each, shirt waists worth 750. At 50c each, shirt waists worth $1 and $1.50 each. At 99c each, shirt waists worth $1.75 and $2.50 each. Never before have you been able to buy shirt waists at such sweeping prices. Remember our cost sale is now in progress. Little wonder why the crowds throng our store. Our silk and dress goods department the busiest in the store. Our wash goods department full of pretty summer goods. All selling at cost. Best prints, 3c a yard. Yard wide percales, Cc a yd. Yard wide bleached muslin, 4o a yard. $1.25 imported fullard silk, G7%c a yd. $1.00 2-cla8p kid glove at 69o a pair. Call tomorrow at the Beis Hive, ■The Frank Dry Goods Co. Crash Suits Less Than Cost. la.OO grade that cost us $2.40, now goat $2.15. $4.00 grade that cost us 13.25, now go at $2.90. $5.00 grade that cost us $4.40, now go at $3.85. $7.50 grade that cost us $6.00, now go at $5.00. Globe Dissolution Sale, 15t2 A. K. Hurst & Co. Washington, July 15.—President McKinley gave expression today to a strong hope for an early peace. Responding to congratulations on the success of the Santiago campaign, he said : "I hope for early peace now. " In the course of other interviews he gave voice to the same sentiment, not expressing his entire belief, but a strong hope, that peace would come. The dispatch from Madrid announcing the royal decree suspending individual rights in Spain was quickly communicated to the president and read at the cabinet meeting. As in Madrid, it was generally taken to mean the imminence of a move of the Spanish government for a cessation of hostilities. It was received with this interpretation with great satisfaction but in the absence of a definite official announcement of Spanish motive, the administration, while strongly hoping for it, is not entirely confident of so satisfactory an outcome. A member of the cabinet exiiressed his opinion that the issuance of the decree at this time indicated the end was not far oft". But he was not sure that was the Spanish intention. He cited the frequency of misconstruction of Spanish motives and the intentional misleading as to the course it intended to pursue. At the same time he took a hopeful view of the situation and thought that the royal pronunciamento might, in the exigency of the Spanish case, prove to be the entering wedge in a peace movement. All Was Ready for Terrific Onslaught Against I Santîagfo. SPANISH PRISONERS ARE SERIOUSLY SICK. Portsmouth, N. H., July 15.— The auxiliary cruiser Harvard, having on board 1,008 Spanish prisoners, arrived in Portsmouth harbor this morning. The port physician boarded the vessel and in company with the Spanish doctor made an inspection. His visit disclosed the fact that nearly half of those on board are ill. Six Spaniards died on the passage from Santiago to Portsmouth, another death occurred this forenoon, and three patients were not expected to live until night. LOSSES HEAVY. Imperial Toops in China Slain by Thousands. ARMY AND NAVY WERE IN BATTLE ARRAY. TO GO WITH BROOKE. Camp Tbomas Soldiers Soon to See Service. They Will Form the Porto Rican Expedition. All Are on the Qui Vive for Word to Move. £normou8 Amounts of Quartermasters' Supplies Have Been Shipped to Chickamauga Park. The Ilebels Have Been Victorious in Heavy I^ug:agementd and Are Well Armed. Hong Kong, July 15.—The defeat of the imperial troops, near Woo Chow, is confirmed. Thousands of bodies have been recovered from the river and have been buried at Woo Chow. The losses of the imperial forces are probably more than 1,.500 killed, which was the number first announced. It is reported bore that the Cbinese doctor Sun Yat Senm, who was inveigled into the Chinese embassy in London in 1896 and imprisoned there until he succeeded in notifying the British government official through a friend that he had been kidnaped, is among the leaders of the present rebellion. It is said the rebels have decided not to advance further than Shu Hing above Sams Huey, fearing foreign complications in the event of Canton being attacked. The credibility of this report is questioned, as the inhabitants of Canton are greatly in sympathy with the rebels. In 'Squire France's court this afternoon, Mrs. Maggie Rachfc was on trial for provoking Josie Conner. The parties live on Killia street. FVR aARMENTS REMODELED. John T. Shayne & Co., of Chicago, Will be at the Store of Wolf & Dessauer Friday and Saturday With the most comprehensive line of high class fur garments ever displayed in Fort Wayne. Ladies having garments they wish remodeled to conform to the established fall fashions, will bear in mind that this is the time of year to have such work done, as it requires time and skill to execute satisfactory work. All work taken now will not be returned until the first of October and not to be paid for until finished. Here for two days only. John F. Shayne & Co. are the leading furriers of Chicago. Wolf & Dkssauer, 70 and 72 Calhoun Street. Do not forgot the auction sale of bicycles tomorrow (Saturday) all day, in the Trentman block. Off Augadores, July 14, 3 p. m., via Port Antonio, July 15, 4 :15 a. m.—Santiago de Cuba was surrendered today. Menaced by American forces on land and sea, disheartened by past defeats and without hope of victory, General Toral yielded the city to save his jjeople. With the final stroke of the Spanish general's pen the only stronghold in the province of Santiago has fallen, and the power of Spain in eastern Cuba is crushed. What the terms of the surrender were is not yet known. They may be made public when General Miles returns from the front tonight and they may be suppressed for days. On board the flagship New York it is believed that the surrendered Spanish officers will be permitted to retain their side arms and that the Spanish army will be given safe convoy to Spain. Admiral Sampson has not yet been informed of the details of capitulation. The end came swiftly and unexpectedly. The Santiago campaign, with its deeds of splending daring and dark with the record of slaughter, had been believed by many men high in rank to have only just begun. The refusal of the Spanish to surrender has been so emphatic and so recent that both army and navy had forsaken the idea of victory without further bloodshed and noon today had been set for the final and desiderate assault uj)on the stubborn defenses of the city. That its fortifications wore strong and that its forces were brave all knew, and today had been looked forward to as likely the bloodiest in the history of the campaign ; and, when soon after 2 o'clock this afternoon, Admiral Sampson received by signal the news that General Toral had surrendered, the admiral and his officers scarcely credited tho story. Whether Morro castle and tho batteries above the harbor will also surrender is, at 3 o'clock this afternoon a matter of conjecture. At that hour the Spanish flag still floated above Morro castle and the Spanish forces still clustered about the earthworks and batteries. With the American army controlling Santiago, however, further resistance by the harbor batteries would be absurd and their surrender undoubtedly will quickly follow General Shafter's occupation of the town, if, indeed, the sea front fortifications and all others are not included in the city's capitulation. When General Toral on Monday last refused absolutely to consider the terms of unconditional surrender and when General Shafter announced negotiations at an end, it was believed that the taking of the city without further fighting was an impossibility. The artillery of the federal forces was ordered to be rushed to the front, the investing line was extended to surround the town completely, and every preparation was made for the final assault. Acting under instructions from Washington, however, General Shafter again proposed surrender yesterday, and at a conference at which General Miles and General Toral were present it was proposed to allow Spanish officers to retain their sidejarms and the American commander offered to send the defeated army to Spain under convoy and on parole. The story of the conference has already been told. General Toral's announcement that the matter would have to be referred to his government convinced the officers at the headquarters that nothing further would come of the negotiations and an order was issued to prepare for a general attack at noon today, at which hour the extended armistice expired. The men at the front made every preparation for battle, the fleet gathered around the little bay of Aguador.es, ready to hurl shell over the hill and into the city, and the combined American forces quietly and grimly awaited the word of General Miles. But while all these preparations were going forward, General Shafter and General Miles were still hard at work in an attempt to avoid the slaughter which must follow an attack. The telephone and telegraph wires from the front to Jaragua were burdened all the forenoon with messages to and from Washington and General Toi»l was busy in communicating with either Captain General Blanco or with the government at Madrid. At about 11 o'clopk General Miles sent an aide de camp from Juragua to Hear Admiral Sampson, tèlling him the chances for a si^render were good and that no shotis mi^t be fired from the fleet without detoite orders from the shore. As the hour of noon approached the New York ran close in shore at Aguadores and took up a position in readiness for the exjmcted bombard-men by the fleet of the hidden city. The BrooklyTi ran close to the rear of the New York and the other vessels took up positions previously assigned to them. The swift little Hist steamed down to Juragua to await word from General Miles. Noon came and although the expected call to quarters was not issued the men lingered anxiously, close to their places, eager to begin the work of bombardment. From the bridges of the warships the officers trained their glasses alternately on the signal station ashore and the transports off Juragua, behind which the Hist had disappeared. As 1 and 2 o'clock passed without an order to begin bombardment the excitement among the officers who knew the significance of the delay became intense. It was but a few minutes past 2 o'clock when the Hist pushed her way from behind the anchored transports and started on the short run from Juragua to Aguadores. Rolling and pitching in the rough sea, the gallant little yacht dashed for the flagship, signalling as she pressed onward. The battleship Oregon was the first vessel in line and the signal ' 'the enemy has surrendered,'' was the first made out from the bridge of Captain Clark's ship. A cheer burst from the ofLicers on the after deck and it was echoed by the men clustered forward. At almost the same instant tho other ships in the fleet caught the momentous meaning of the bright colored signal lights which flashed [continued on second pack.] Serge Coat.s and Vests Less Than Cost. $1.00 grade that cost us $3.35 now go at $2.90. $5.00 grade that cost us $4.40 now goat $3.85. Globe Dissolution Sale, 15fc2 A. K. Hurst & Co. PURSE PROFITS. Extraordinary Low Prices on All Kinds of Goods. Ladies' linen bicycle suits, $6 and $8 suits for $2.50. Ladies' linen bicycle skirts, $5 and skirts, for $2.25. Ladies'tailor-made wool suits, $10 and $15 suits, for $5.00. special waist sale. Good style 50c waists for 29o. Good style 75o waists for 48c. $1.00 and $1.25 waists tor 73c. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED : Full line of ladies' white tucked lawn waists, 93c. Extra values white India linens, 8c, 10c, 12o, 15c, 20c per yard, 50 pieces figured organdies, -worth 15c, sale price, 5c. 50 dozen ladies' embroidered handkerchiefs, 10c goods, for 7c. Best black and white and silver gray calicoes, 3%c. Remarkable bargains in all departments during our great clearing sale. Dunn & Taft. Negligee Shirts Less Than Cost. 50 and 75c grades now go at 42c. $1.00 grade now go at 73c. $1.50 grade now go at $1.15, Globe Dissolution Sale, 15t2 A, K. Hurst & Co. SPECIAL SALE Tomorrow and Saturday at 18 Calliouii Street. Men's black or fancy socks, 5o. Men's black or tan socks, lOc. Men's black or tan socks, white foot, 14c. 4-ply linen collars, 8c. 4-ply linen cuffs, iSc. 15c celluloid collars, 5c. 25c celluloid cuffs, lie. 15o boys' suspenders, Sc. 25o boys' suspenders, 14o. 25o men's suspenders, 12c. 35o men's suspenders, 21o. 50c men's suspenders, 24c. 15o men's summer ties, all shapes, 8c, 25c men's silk ties, all shapes, 18c. 50c men's silk ties, allshax>es, 24o. The Bell, 18 CJalhoun St. Open Saturday nights. 14t2 Crash and Duck Trousers licss Than Cost. $1.00 grade that cost us 87 cents dow go at 73 cents. $1.50 and $2. 00 grade now go at $1.15. Globe Dissolution Sale, 15fc2 A. K. Hurst & Co. CHICKA3IÀUCÎA, National Military Park, Tenn., July 15.—The departure of General Brooke for Washington, there to make arrangements for the expedition into Porto Rico, is the main question of interest at Camp Thomas. The men of the regiments in the first corps are awaiting the outcome of the general's trip with especial interest on account of the fact that they will accompany him on the Porto Rican invasion. The first corps is ready to move at any time. The weather is again unfavorable for steady work today. Frequent showers interfere with the drills and the men are kept in camp the greater portion of the time. Fifteen car loads of supplies—an entire train—are being unleaded at the camp today. The amount of supplies now on hand is enormous but more arrive daily. Since the soldiers have been encamped here no less than from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 worth of quartermasters' supplies have been issued the various commands by Captain McCarthy. "This does not include the enormous amount of clothing and equipage handled through the office of Captain Zalinski, in charge of these supplies as a separate department of the quartermaster's department. The returns of Captain McCarthy's office will be the largest to go to the war department since the civil war. From official figures furnished by the quartermaster it is seen that at least $1,000,000 worth of stock has been handled since the mobilization of General Brooke's vast army. According lo statistics in Captain McCarthy's office there are now over 10,000 head of stock scattered over the great military camp. There are now two regiments of cavalry, two extra troops of cavalry and about thirty-five batteries of artillery and several thousand horses are attached to the commands ,vhilo the remainder are used as wagon and ambulance trains and officers ' mounts. Captain McCarthy estimates that the mules and horses are about equally divided as to numbers. This stock consumes an enormous amount of forage in a month, much more than could be furnished in this section alone. The records for thirty days show that no less than 3,500,000 pounds of oats and 4,500, -000 pounds of hay have been consumed Among other interesting statistics shown at the quartermasters' office are those indicating the amount of cord wood burned in thirty days. The records indicate that over 5,000 cords of heavy timber is burned each month, used for cooking purposes exclusively. This wood is shipped into Camp Thomas by the car load. Wagon load after wagon load of surplus baggage is now being packed at Camp Thomas and turned over to the quartermaster's department for safe keeping. This includes extra overcoats, felankets and other clothing and equippage belonging to various stàles as well as all kinds of personal property belonging to the soldiers. The stuff is packed away in boxes, labelled with the company and regiment to which it belongs and stored in Chatanooga with the department quartermaster. After the war is over this property will be turned over to the men to whom it belongs. RIGHTS ANNULLED. Civil Liberties in Spain Are Abolished by a Royal Decree. TEMPORARY DESPOTISM A STEP TO PEACE. Summer clothing less than cost. Globe Dissolution Sale. 15t2 A K, Hurst & Co. SHOE WONDERS AT THE BIG STORE. Tomorrow "Will be a Great Slioe Oay at TUingr & Co.'s. Men's dark chocolate silk vesting upper shoes, $1,50, Ladies'$3,00 chocolate and black finest vici kid lace and button shoes, with and without silk vesting uppers, all sizes and widths. The greatest shoe value of the season at $1.99. Babies' shoes, lOc and 25c. Ladies' coin toe Dongola Oxford ties, 50c, Ladies' tan lace shoes, sixes 3 to 8, great snap at 75c. Men's $2.50 patent leather shoes tomorrow, $1.00, Boys' tan shoes, 75c, Men's $3.00 calf skin shoes, $1,50, Children's hand sewed dress shoes, $1.50. These are war time prices. Shrewd buyers will all be at the big] Bargain Shoe House tomorrow. S. B. Thing & Co. 32 Calhoun Street. Large Bed Boot. * istra^ ¿^tB lew than half price. /t0loibb Dissolution Sale, I5t2 A. K. Hurst & C?o. Madrid, July 15.—8 a. m.—The Official Gazette today publishes a royal decree temporarily suspending throughout the Spanish peninsula the right of individuals as guaranteed by the constitution. The decree adds that the government will render an account to parliament of the use it may make of this measure. The publication of the decree is generally accepted as being convincing proof that Spain is now ready to sue for peace and that negotiations to that effect are actually in progress. The government wishes to have full power to suppress any evidences of discontent or rebellion whenever they appear. The Car-lists are furious and are sure to attempt to create trouble. One minister expressed the conviction that official overtures for peace will be made before Sunday, and there is reason to believe that France has offered her services to Spain and that Spain has drawn up conditions for peace which offer a basis for negotiations. Premier Sagasta is quoted as saying that Spain wants peace, but that ' 'it must be an honorable jieace as Spain deserves. The army,'' the premier is said to have added, ' 'is anxious to resist to the last, but the government cannot consent to such a useless sacrifice. Had we our fleet the situation would be very different." had been practically placed imder martial law is regarded as & most hopeful sign. It is construed to mean a purpose on the part of Spain to bind up in advance the turbulent elements in Spain that might be expected to take advantage of the public discontent caused by the heavy sacrifices the government must make to obtain peace in order to cause a revolution and overthrow the monarchy. It is realized here by the officials that every day will bring forth a fresh crop of peace rumors, few with any foundation, but their very circulation and the credence gained for them is regarded as encouraging a general belief that the Spanish cause is near its end, BRITISH SCHOONER HELD BY PRIZE CREW. Key West, Fla,, .July 15,—The British achooner E. R. Nickerson, which was captured on July 30 by the Hornet, Hist and Wampatuck, oft" Cape Cruz, while attempting to run the blockade into Manzanillo, was brought here this morning by a prize crew under Lieutenant Dougal, She liad a cargo of provisions, hogs, goats, etc. She had a crew of negroes and two passengers »re on board. She was bound from Jamaica, CORREA OUTLINES A BASIS OF PEACE. Madrid, July l.>.—noon—The minister for war, General Correa, is quoted as saying in an interview that he thought peace might be arranged on the following terms : The United States and Spain to agree to let the Cubans decide by a plebiscite whether they desire independence or autonomy under the suzerainty of Spain. The two governmonts to agree to abide by the result of the plebiscite. In the event of the Cubans voting for independence, the United States to allow Spain nine months in which to withdraw her army, gradually and dignifiedly from Cuba. PACIFIC TENDENCY IS INCREASING IN SPAIN. Madrid. July 15.—Noon.—The pacific tendency is increasing. The general public take a favorable view of the suggestion that the powers should attempt the establishment of peace, but it is said contrary to tho reports current, France has not taken the initiative. LARGE ORDER FOR SHRAPNEL SHOT. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, July 15,— The Falls Rivet and Machine company of thiri place has received a large order from the government for shrapnel shot and for 3,000 7-inch howitzers of 105 pounds each. The works of the oompany will be enlarged to fill orders. NO OVERTURES HAVE REACHED WASHINGTON. Washington, July 15.—"There have been no overtures for peace received by any United States embassy or legation abroad or by the deoartment of state at Washington." That was the statement made by a member of the cabinet who is thoroughly familiar with the conditions as they exist today, and was called forth by various reports that ranged all the way from an announcement that the basis for a treaty of peace already had been reached, to the more guarded declaration that the Spanish government had conveyed in an unoilicial manner to the United States government an intimation of some of the concessions it was prepared to make to secure peace. The prospects for the speedy institution Of peace negotiations have brigthened decidedly since the collapse of the Spanish resistance at Santiago. The moral effect of that victory for the American arms is beginning to be felt in the direction of peace. If the cabinet has discussed terms of peace up to this moment, the fact has not been divulged by any responsible source. Now and then one of the government's agents in Europe communi cates some message summing up European gossip, and naturally in view of the earnest desire for the European powers, this gossip tends to bear out the belief that peace negotiations are at hand. The president hopes so. He has made no concealment of his desire for a speedy termination of the war. Sach a position on his part is entirely irreconcilable with tin. earnest pipposeto prosectite the war until its original purposes have been attained. Before that time any overtures for peace must come from Spain. The ne^ from Madrid i^t Spain GLOOMY STORIES COME FROM ILIOLO. HoNci Kong, July 15.—Letters received here today from Iliolo, dated July 8, say a severe scarcity of food and cash prevails there. The merchants are using paper in their business transaction, payable on the arrival of funds. The sugar mma have been stopi)ed owing to the working people having deserted. The cane is rotting in the fields and it is estimated that a quarter of the sugar crop is already ruined, 3IcCoy and Corbett Sign Articles. I^w York, July 15,—Articles of agreement for fight between James Corbett and "Kid" McCoy, the match to take place at Hawthorne Athletic club, of Buffalo, on September 10, were signed in this city today, McCray signed for the Hawthorne Athletic club. George F. Considine for Corbett and W. B. Gray for McCoy. The purse is to be $20,000, the winner to take all. LOCAL LINES. A marriage license was today granted to Joshua Wagner and, Virgie Crane. Anna M. Schaden has filed her oath and bond as administratrix of the estate of Peter W. Schaden, deceased. Dr. P. D. Hughes, of the Phy sicians' and Surgeons' Medical college, of Kansas City, is the guest of relatives here for a few days. J. Rosa McCulloch left today for Bear Lake, where he will rest ^for a few weeks and attempt to regain his strength before assuming his duties at the bank. A. B. Squires, the alleged Michigan forger, will be taken back to Kalamazoo by Deputy Sheriff Theodore Merrill at 4 :15 this afternoon. Requisition papers arrived thi« morning. Ex-Captain W. A. Spice has opened a recruiting office and Dr. W. F. Schrader this aftemocai eoei-menced to examine volunteers who desired to enter the army. Eighteen men are wanted and it is believed they can easily be secured. HERE Is What You Are Waiting For. Wolf & Dessaner's Mld-Samm«r Aaaval Clesrauce Sal«. Sale st-arts Saturday, July 16th, and continues until Saturday, July 30th, inclusive. Our immense stook of dry goods, cloaks, suits, notioaa, draperies, shades, rugs, blankets, etc., will be sold during this sale at cost and below cost. Nothing held back. Come in and compare our prices with others, then judge tor yourself where to do your tmding. Wolf & DEssAt|i^ ^ ,71) and 72 Calhoun St. Do not f curget the auction àÊÎ» dt bioyclea tomànrow CS^tardàgr) aÖ day, in the Trentmaa block.
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