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   Atlantic Weekly Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 4, 1898, Atlantic, Iowa                                THE WEEKLY VOLUME XXVIII MAY NUMBER 14 DEWEYS BOLD ACT Enters Manila Harbor Under Cover of ENEW HARBOB WAS The American Admiral Daring ly Took the 11TEB ACCOUNT OF THE Votal Bout of the Enemy by Admiral Show Great Skill and Courage While Engaged In the Additltlonal Latter to History of May according tq a dispatch from Madrid gave Captain General August Hi hours to comply with an ultimatum which demanded all warlike stores and the entire stock of coal in charge of the government The ultimatum asserted that no money levy would be made upon The dispatch says it is believed in Madrid that the government has already cabled Captain General Augusti author ity to comply with the no other course being may follow public knowledge of this May York World am now able to give the first consecu tive account of the greatest naval battle since the ironclad was the greatest naval fight and the most over whelming naval victory in the annals of the United The sailing the American fleet from Hong Kong April 27 was promptly cabled to Manila and in spite of the authorities it was soon known through out the Many of the better class at once hurried aboard merchant Teasels with their valuables and The Spanish which the governor had been overpersauded by Admiral Montejo to put to sea and meet and destroy the cowardly Yankee pigg was recalled Saturday afternoon and lined up seven miles down the bay from Manila at where the dry dock and naval works are defended by a long line of These works had been greatly strengtnened of notably by the addition of several big modern They were regarded as very formidable by oldfashioned Spanish military Saturday night fell with the Span iards on laud and water quite cheerful over the coming Shortly after the darkness being in one of the guns in Corregidor suddenly boomed All the other guns about the entrance to the bay took up the cry and the anxious people at 20 miles up the poured into the They thought the bat tle had In reality the Amer iran fleet had already passed the en trance and was on its way up the op posite side of the How the Americans got past the forts is not yet It is believed they did not hare to fire a gun and it is said that the location of the mines was known to them and that Admiral Dewey daringly resolved to run the chances of being When day broke the tens of thous ands watching on all sides of the vast and beautiful harbor saw the enemy in line of battle about 10 miles dir ectly in front of The sun was hardly clear of the horizon before the American fleet began to steam slowly and straight in toward the On came the American fleet until it was within about three miles of Two Spanish guns on the battery but the shells fell Jien from the Spanish fleet steaming ly up from Cavite came several The American fleet The two duellists were face to Battle At about a real duel The Spanish fleet lay flanked by the batteries on the About 7 HO there was a lull in the terrific the wind blew away the haze and smoke and one of the American gun boats was seen making oil toward the stern part of the clearly The Americans again closed in and the uproar began with increased When the ships were again seen the Christina was wrapped in On her decks Spaniards and na were rushing frantically The Isle de Cuba came near and part of the Christinas perhaps all there were still and the Spanish Ad miral went aboard but hardly were they aboard when too burst into Confusion now reigned thioughont the Spanish On every vessel the decks were slippery with blood and the nir was filled with shrieks and groans of Tka eailfliS rjishedabgut in fTfrenzyoiragerather than The seemingly calm and cool and still in good pressed their in fact they pushed on too for now began to as fire from the Cavite batteries became Auitrln Blown At this juncture the Don Juan de Austria became the center of A shot from an American vessel set off one of her magozines tnd the vessel was blown The remainder of the Spanish fleet now turned out and filed down the norrow inlet behind Sev of the gunboats were run others fled tip a small creek and were grounded The guns of Oavite kept on thundering and the pressing their drew This second engagement was short The last Spanish ship was soon grounded or The American guns were trained on Cavite and one ship after another steamed pouring in a deadly At the batteries ceased to an and the American with ringing cheers from exhausted but triumphant steamed jubilantly back to its transport Atthe present writing the bombard ment of Manila is in all probability in progress or but whatever may the fame of Dewey and his officers and his crews is No Confirmation of the Bombardment and Destruction of BIG VALUE HITCHED TO SMALL PRICE SPAIN WILL FIGHT TO THE BITTER NO TALK OF In She Says She Will Throw Her Whole Naval Force Into One United and Supreme Effort Against the United Troops to be Sent to the Philippine The Cable Has Been Cut European Not Inclined to terfere to Stop May is a curions fact that the nation most interested of nil the great powers in the combat that took place at Manila yesterday should be among the last officially to know of the Up to the close of office hours yesterday absolutely the only in formation that our government hah re ceived of the brilliant victory of Com modore Dewey and the winning of the battle of Manila on May day came to the government through the medium of the press If the report is true that Commodore Dewey has begun a bombardment and blockade of the city of Manila it is unlikely that he can spare a vessel from his fleet to carry the news to Hong the nearest cable so it is not known when official advices will There was some expectation that through the sur render of the the commodore might acquire control of the but even then there might be practical diffi culties in communicating through The officers of Commodore Deweys fleet includes at least one lieutenant who is a practical electrician and tele but it is not known positively that he is able to work a cable success a fear is entertained that before retiring from the city the Spanish troops will smash the delicate and complicated electrical apparatus for the reception and dispatch of messages and it isvery uncertain whether there is enough technical skill in the Amer ican fleet to rejmir such The mere cutting of the cable as reported by the Spaniards is not regarded as par ticularly since being hemmed in port by the American blockading the Spaniards would not be able to make the cut far off so that the cable could be easily grappled and Fntnre of the As to the future of the it is likely that the government will retain possession of at least one good such as Manila for a coaling station and base of supplies during the remainder of the There was understood to be a consid erable force in the Philippines and a large number of natives are said to be attached to the Spanish With this material on one hand and the in surgents on the the later stimu lated by the overthrow of the Spaniards at Manila it is probable that civil war may rage on the islands for some time outside of Manila It is believed the officials have not decided what to do with the islands at the end of the war but in their possession the United States will enjoy a powerful weapon in enforcing the terms of peace with Supposing Porto Rico shall next be it would seem that Spain will have little to encourage her in further particularly as the fall of Porto Rico would mean the loss to her of her ironclad fleet should it cross the No Talk of There is no talk of European inter but one of the most beneficial results of Deweys victory is that a deep impression has been made 011 the European which cannot longer afford to blind themselves to the fact man to man the American navy is equal to any in the There was no exhibition such as was sneer ingly predicted in the European press of weakness in the American caused by the fact that it was of hetro geneous It is safe to say that after the battle at Manila the European powers will conclude that the American flag always floats over an American crew regardless of the nativ ity or racial descent of the men who fight the The impression pro duced is likely to deter the European powers from hasty intervention and the present indications are that we shall be left to settle our affairs with Spain at our own always providing we do not get involved in the eastern ques tion through obtaining possession of the It is entirely impossible that Commo dore Dewey may secure his promotion to the rank of admiral through the May is no idea of surrender A cabinet crisis has been averted and the government will be continued as now The Spanish authorities say their intention is to throw the whole naval force of Spain into one united supreme effort against the United i May is reported here that an American war ship cut the cable at Manila and took one end for An electrical test shows that the cable was cut fifty miles from May is absolutely noth ing from Dewey KEY Nay Pendro has withdrawn from the garrison at sixty miles northeast of Santiago in The next day it was occupied by one of the insurgent May a cabinet meet ing held today it was decided to wait until Dewey is heard from be fore determining the number of troops to go to the Phillipine Is It is the purpose of the United States government to hold the Islands pending a settlement with and then use them as collateral to secure the payment of a war If you have not seen our TWENTIETH CENTURY BOYS CLOTHING You must call at They are the nobbiest boys suits in Prices from one dollar and with every boys suit goes a BOW AND WHOS TO BLAME If you havent bought one of our nobby SPRING SUITS which we are selling from up to the finest ready made suits in the DONT MISS Buying some of our fine HATS and FURNISHING GOODS Everything bought this and ONE PRICE STITS MADE TO Atlantic Clothing LOCAL AND May informs the Cortes that it is the intention to pursue the war to the bitter May Dewey will be made acting admiral at and later will be promoted to the office of rear admiral by What Newi Our Gathered During Week Huchendorf was in Anita Quint went cast this of was in the city Thomas was a Des Moines pas senger Morse returned today from a trip to Des of was in the city last Fritz of Noble was in the city of was in the city yesterday on Robert of was an Atlantic business visitor Rich and children have i eturned from a short trip to Des Coomes and from near were in the city Crisman was in Omaha last week and sold his nice team of horses for Miss of was in the city yesterday guest of Aline The Oriental degree was conferred May is announced in the house of commons that the government has no report of the bombardment and destruc tion of exhibition of his dis cretion andT sailor qualities he made in the The naval how does not permit of promotion ex cept by seniority so it probably would be requisite for congress to pass a spec ial such as was done in the case of Commodore to afford him his well earned The war department is bending all its energies to mustering volunteers and the recruiting of the regular army to its full war strength of These matters are well under way and the officials feel confident that within a reasonable time both the volunteers and the regular armies will be ready for practical military Secretary Alger and General Miles had a long conference with the president yester day presumably in regard to appointments in the volunteer Talk With Atlantic now has direct communica tion with Cumberland over a private telephone Pat Boyle secured tele phone subscribers in Cumberland and other points south upon condition tbat telephone communication be established with Atlantic before May His men had to hustle but they put up poles and strung the wire across the reaching Atlantic Saturday and by working until nearly mid night Saturday the wire was strung as far as Tenth and Olive street where a tent was erected in which a phone was thus establishing the desired means of communication within the limit fixed by The Iowa Telephone are also arranging to tap that part of the county and then Atlantic will have ample facilities to communicate with our neighbors in the south part of the Maria Maria Bennett was born at New and died April after five weeks She was marrieS to James June at Warners Vernon They lived to gether eleven years and then Coker died at the age of thirty eight Tney had six three being two live in Coker and at She was married a second time to John Warner in They moved to Grove City in 1867 and came to Atlantic in being of the first and spent the rest of her days Her brother from Birch was here to attend her also and Charles of and of upon a number of of boys last Buy your feed at Mickels grinding done at Set per Will from near was in the city today learning the latest war Mat Duval left today for Spencer on Davisson and corp of helpers from Rock Island were in the city yes terday and set more stakes along the tracks and right of way for further improvements Todd on Saturday received an order for strawberry plants from Puler Italy and an Italian postal note for ten lire in It is quite a curi osity here and shows it pays to Varley and of Hast passed through the city today on their way to visit in Adair and He says they are arranging to build a fine church in the Hasting We desire to return our sincere thanks to the many neighbors and friends for their kindness and assistance during rhe sickness and after the death of Mother Her Children and Twentysix Shelby county boys in charge of who have had previous military went east this morning to Des Moines to They were a fine lot of young men and a credit to their Some mischievous boys in a spirit of pure meanness took a handfull of mud and plastered the fine picket fence of McEniry on east Fifth street which was newly Boys who will do such a trick ought to have a good hick ory worn out on of Red was in the city all day guest of Wilcox and took the op portunity of visiting our public He aays the schools are in excellent con He was on his way to Clinton on educational The canning factories of other places are boasting of their capacities for can ning but none of them come up to our factory The Canning are making some very important chang es and improvements and when com pleted the factory will have a capacity of cans per This is the a Good of who is fitting up a first class opera or amusement hall at that knows a good thing when he sees as can be seen by the contracts he is letting for his Hansen of this secure the painting of the stage settings and Edgar Johnson the installing of a fortyeight acetelyne gas King was in the city yesterday and closed the contract for the gas and Bert Frost went to Anita today to do the The several parts of the apparatus for the Johnson acetelyn gas machines are all made at the Atlantic Iron Mexican Ofllclali MEXICO May govern ment has cautioned its employers to ob serve in act and conversation entire neutrality regarding the American Spanish The masses of the peo ple are undoubtedly for but the liberal papers are for aud it is suspected that Spanish influence is actuating their The clerical papers are naturally hostile to the United Forbids Cue of Cipher Philippine April government has forbidden the of cipher Jampanla Did Not Sight the April Cam pania has She did not sight the business and before returning will visit Sioux Try the new elevator and feed mill when in need of chop corn or Will D W 11 The city councils monthly meeting will be held Thursday evening instead of this Leyi Mountain was in the city last evening on business and to hear the latest war of who was in the city guest of Otto and returned homo this Brown left last evening for Des Moines and from there goes to Indianola to visit with his Henshaw left this morning to visit in Des Moines and from there goes to Gvinnell to visit with her Grandpa Lynch and wife returned this morning from a visit at the home of Clawson and wife in Council The Lallue divorce case is still occu pying the attention of the court and bids fair to last the greater part of another Robertson was in Omaha yesterday and left in the evening for to visit among friends and of who made a short visit in this city with her Marvin and left for home this noon on the Quite a number of Rebekah and Eastern Star of were in the city today to attend the funerals of Mesdaines Jones and The remains of Mae of passed through the city this morning from She went there to have an operation performed but it was not Todd is building a fine residence on South Chestnut street which will soon be completed with all the modern equipments and is quite an improve ment to that part of The Equal Suffrage conference at the Congregational church in this city will be quite as there are to be several noted among whom are Martha a mem ber of the Colorado and Jennie the national both of whom arrived in the city this morning from Council w leading canning factory in the country Atlantic Iron Saturday through attorney Boorman an agreement was reached by which Hunter purchased of Middaugh all the shares of stock he held in the Atlantic Iron a cor poration capitalized for Hunter contemplates enlarging the works and will be better able than ever to do bridge work and general re pair Boorman has engin eered several important deals of this character of Go to the Cash Clothing House The First Trial Of our Clothing generally sufficient to make a life long We dont offer our goods below because we have no desire to lose We sell at prices which are sufficient to pay for good material and good The size and va riety of our stock enables us to please a customer both as to style and In deed we are particular on these We rather lose a sale than permit un satisfactory garments to leave the These values cannot be ALBERT One Price to All   

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