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   Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1898, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                             VOLUME NO 16--3STO, U CEDAE, BAPTDS IOWA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1808; PRICE FIVE CENTS. REPUBLIC A MERE MYTH Garcia Says There is no Government in Cuba but That of the Unit- ed States, Expresses His Contempt for Clique Composing So-called Provisional Administration, Weyler informs Spanish Foreign Otfice That Philippine Groupis FarFrom Being Lost. the non-arrival of the transports. The first returning vessels should arrive this week and It will take at least a week for Ihem to recoal and take on supplies, so they could not hope to get away under ten days after they make this port. Typhoid is diminishing in camp. Of the forty cases remaining in the di- vision hospital twenty-one are re- ported as "improving" and but three as "serious." There are but three diphtheria cases and they are show- ing- improvement. Santiago tie Cuba, Sept. Jarcia was ir.torivewed here yester- day rtjrardir.f? his resignation, and in his reply he severely censured the Cuban at Co maguey. He was asked led the provisional provei-nment m accept his and in a must manner j limned to his feet and said: "What government'.' There is no jrovernment. I sent my resignation t-> Genera! Gor.iez as my commander- in-chief. In the army we do not pay j miK-h attention to the little el kin-1 j playing: at government. So lung as j they keep quiet and do not interfere j with us H is all and they may j sit up at Camaguey and_ make j but we pay no attention to them. They ar-5 not fighters, and the real revolutionary parly in Cuba is the party. Have you ever henn.1 1 of Bartholome Maso as a fighter, ur nf Senor Capote in a battle Mayo v.-as once a colonel under me. but he has nt'ver been in a fi.eht. Fa ugh'. those men are not the leaders in Cuba. "How does the orovernment stand? It is suppose'.l to be in riar.ta Cruz. Maso is ill. Capote is vice president and of war. There are with him two His assumption of the secretaryship of war is illegal. There is no quorum to jrivo weiprht to their arty. "I not recognize any nn this island, siive that ot" Uu: T'nited States. From the the Ameri- can troops Hinder! nn this soil but one jrovornment is resented in Cuba, There was a f'uban if i nary r-.riny in arms ;igainst Spain, under the opivrs of General Tlie so-railed provisional government BRING BUT LITTLE GOLD. Returning Klondlkers Make Poor Show- in for their Journey, Seattle. Wash., Sept. steain- er Rosalie arrived today from Alaska with 110 passengers, most of whom are from Dawson City. There is but a small amount of gold dust In the crowd, aggregating about Port Townseml. Wash.. Sept. The steamer Topeka arrived from l.ynn Canal ports today with 130 Klondikers, 90 per cent of whom have Httlc or no dust to show for their experience the land of gold, and they ali express themselves as being glnd to get out alive. Three thou- sand cases of typhoid fever is the estimate placed on the number of sick in Dasvson September 6. A large number of deaths have occurred daily, of which no record is made. The cold weather coming on soon will rlu-'-k the fever. Among the Topeka's passengers is Joseph ILadue, founder of Dawson. A QUESTION OF SERVICE Status of the Volunteer Soldier Comes up in District Court at Sioux City. Iowa Member of Signal Service Meets Death on Murder at Pella. (jle for it have been productive several close matched and a spur tc. the interest taken :'h trap shooting throughout the country. About 200 persons witnessed the shoot, which was a splendid exhibi- tion. In spite of an almost total sence of wind, the birds were ex- ceptionally strong flyers and fre- quently called for the second barrel. Des Moines Secures International Fire men's Next Iowa Happenings. Sioux City. Iowa, Sept. question of "active service" diers has come up in the court Woodbury county. Charles Johnson, of the Fifty-second Iowa, has been arrested on informa- tion filed by his wife charging deser- lion. Johnson belonged to the Na- tional Guard and when war was de- clared he volunteered for the United States service. When the officers at- TESTING A TAX LAW. Insurance Company Brings Important Suit at Des Moines, Des Moines, Ia., Sept. ap- pellant in the insurance case to lest the constitutionality of the Iowa lax law, alleged to be- discrimination, filed the argument for the October term of the supreme court Saturday. Tills case is being watched closely by in- surance companies all over the coun- try. In the revision of the Iowa cede a law was passed providing that for- eign companies doing business in the state should be taxed 3V4 per cent, outside companies per cent, ana stale companies 1 per cent on grosf for sol- i receipts. A suit entitled "The Scot- district i tlsh Unior. and National Insurance Private Company of Edlnburg, Scotland, and London, England, vs, John Herriott. Treasurer of State." was begun to test the constitutionality of the law. The companies' attorneys, McVey MeVey of this city, made practically no arguments ir. the district court, and the case was appealed.. The com- panies want a decision by the state: tempted to make the arrest he made the plea of exemption on Ihe grounds I court against them, so that they can of being a soldier in active service, i appeal II to the United States su CAPITAL IS FORSAKEN. White Inhabitants of Jackson, Fly to Northern Refuges for Fear of Yellow Fever. Churches and Schools Closed and Armed Guards Prevent all En- trance and Egress. Heads of State Government Have Re- moved from ttie Else- where in the South. Jackson. Miss., Sept. yellow fever scare of 1S9S is now on in Mis- sissippi. In every city, town, village, and crossroads station a quarantine is being vigorously maintained, Rail- road traffic is disorganized and in many instances absolutely suspended. Openings of slate schools are in- WEYLER OFFERS ADVICE. Would Have Commission Insist on Re- tention of Philippines. Washington li-r has sent t-ign in Io Sept. t statement lo the for- .Yladri'.l. expressing hi.-- th" duties of the i pi-ace Lo bo 1'aris and outlining the course he says, sh'tuid be pursued in disposal "f the Philippines. Ji; th': stau-nu-nt General Weylcr says: "Taking hit" consideration ail 111--- t-vents thai have Iranspired the beginning "I' war the I'niled Slalt-s nf Arn r at lt-ast, it should be thai Ihe central prov- island of Luzon are prtic- Sy the insurgents. "I Aguiriiildo, and that i the of the i-timmissinn wii: full n fact that al lwi ..f Manila an- j'.r.'i trol. so far Philippines is well known, nr at this iiK-.'S of ihe ti-.-iilly the followers the the- Mrrhip'.-'.fiiro undisputed iKissessinti anil cniuriil of Spain. In my opinion, by bravely sustaining ourselves in this state of affairs, our peace commissioners should be able to secure an asre'-incr.t worthy of our dignity and fnvirabk- lo our '-wn interests. "The islands are by no mi-ans lost Spain, for she exercises jtirisdic- lion over the vast majority "f them, ami that right should be boldly set i'.-rth and maintained. It is tint al this moment in particular to ;tt- trini-t subdue Agui-'.aklo and his by force of arms, particu- larly as by that means it would br t" Mppeitr we had b subdtu- insurrectionists in the inl- and it wuilti thai Spain is in atit'nority. Mori-over, any ai tempi which Spain mipht make to sujiprtss the insurgents might bobaf- hv thr aid of th- Amc-riraus, se- rr.-tly" nr npc-niy, and at any event, it v.l.uld lead to the impression thiit we were not the masiers of Ihe arciii- Pf-lag..." OPINION AS TO LAW International Expert Believes Spain's Sovereignty in Cuba Lapsed With Surrender, But Defeated Nation can Remove Ashes of Columbus Despite American Obiections. Now Yi Cuudert Sept. today asked i i the soundness or the He is at home on a month's furlough. The court held that he is still a member of the National Guard, aside from being in the federal volunteer service, as he has not been mustered out, but it is still nn undecided ques- tion about him being ir. active ser- vice. AN IOWA SOLDIER KILLED. opinion as contention of the Spanish Commission ut Havana lhal Spain is at Ibis time absolute sovereign in Cuba that the powers of the American and Spanish commissioners are limited sok-iy to the question of evacuation of Ihe island. Couderl was also asked if he be- lieved Spain is legally entitled lo Ihe possession of the ashes of Columbus, the Spaniards assert- j ing that the ashes come uniier the I classlficalion of "personal which, under the terms of the pro- j tocoi. is exempt from seizure oy the I'nited States. It is declared in cer- tain quarters that the Umied States is entitled to the possession of ihe discoverer's and that Spain can- nol legally remove Ihem from Cuba, but musl surrender them with other property, which property io this government by right of con- quest. Coudert said: "II is illogical to claim that Spain has absolute power and ro.iin.il over Cuba. To make such a claim as this is to disregard the light at Santiago, the destruction of the Spanish fleet, the surrender of Ger.eral Toral and all these events which accompanied tl-.e surrender of a pan of Cuba. Spain is bound lo surrender ths olher part of Cuba, of which Havana is the citadel, at n time not yet. fixed. Her rights, such as they are. depend on the terms of the prolocol. and on the reasonable constructions to be placed, under Ihe ru'.c-s of International law, upon her undertaking to withdraw at a date still to be fixed. the construction of this pro- tocol and those rules depend other the right to the remains of Columbus. I know of nothing svhit-h will prevent the Span- ish from exr-rcising the pious duly lo the dust of the rnos: illuslriaus man Spain has ever produced. There is tioi in legal ci'tueinplalion, at least, ny monetary value to be attached to Struck by the Cars Near Camp Ham- ilton, Saturday, Camp Hamilton. Lexington, Ivy.. Sept. evening- Private Ernest C. Poe of Boone was instanlly killed. He was a member of Capt. Lyman's signal corps and enlisted in DCS Moines some time in June. He was down at the depot of the Lexington and Eastern railway and just as the passenger train was coming- in he stepped aside to let a. lady bicyclist pass. The platform was narrow and it was- evident thai lie did not notice ihe train coming. He was eaughl by the coach steps and dragged under the wheels. His body was horribly mangled and dragged fully a hundred yards. He was crushed beyond rec- ognition. The remains were laken to the division hospital. ASSAILED A PARALYTIC. Work of Drunken Men Which May Re- sult in Murder. Pella. Iowa. Sept. affray took place here Saturday which may result ir. a murder. Jacob and' Philip Schell, brothers, came to this city from their farm, four miles south, wilh the in- tention of having a time. As a pre- liminary step to accomplishing- the event ihey filled up on liquor to such an extent that they were ready to do anything. They finally concluded to slarl for the home of Andrew Muss- emnaker. an aged in the north part of the city. When they got there they insisted Ihat he should trade horses ar.d drink whisky out of a bottle which they had in iheir pos- session. Messer.maker refused to do so, and he -stated as his reason that j he was a paralytic and drink always affected him seriously. They then be- gan to beat him. Finally one of the brothers struck him with a neck- yoke, knocking- him senseless. He is still unconscious and is not expected to live. preme court. DECIDE FOR REVISION. French Cabinet will Submit the Drey. fus to Supreme Tribunal of Republic. Places Civil Authority of the Country in Direct Opposition io Influence of the Army. SECURES THE CONVENTION MUST SAIL THIS WEEK. BattlcsiiipH Oregon and lown Under Hurry Orders. Washington. Sept. instruc- tions giv-.-n by the navy department to Captain Barker, commanding- the ar.d senior officer of squadron which is under orders to pm-.-e.--rl to Manila, require him to sail during the week for Honolulu, neports roctived at the department announce thai the Oregon is ready for the voyage and the Iowa will be in condition to sail tomorrow. The supply ship Celtic, the rilBtilluig ship Iris and the four colliers which will accompany the battleships will be ready in the next few days. SICKNESS IS DECREASING. j mi-rally (ILstingnisheri remains, althimgh as curlnsitk-s relics they u-ntik! probably produce a high price, luit evit then, if the vague rule of inti-rnat ional law is admitted as a valid feature the case that such valuation could be placed on these relics, it could nol nffcel Ihe claim of Spain, for she might then claim that UK- ashes of Ihe dislinguished discoverer were personal property ar.d that she had a right to remove them to her own soil. "The desire of Spain to keep these venerable bones within her own con- trol and to give them due reverence in the future, as in the past, is just and r.alural. She is not bound lo de- liver Ihem over lo the caprice of an- other nation, which might not treat them with all Hie reverence which ir. Ihe eyes of Spain Ihey deserve. "As to the possibility or probability that Spain will endeavor to utilize her time-honored custom to procrasti- nate and put off the time for evacu- ation, that, of course, is possible. A clash of opinion might then arise, which, if prolonged, might lead to embarrassing complications. We should ihen be driven lo insist on Spain's departure from the island. If she refused to comply with our rea- sonable demand, then the last resort of kings might have to be again re- sorted a very unfortun- ate consummation." Soldiers in Camp at Sun Francisco improve in Health. San Francisco. Sept. rain which began Saturday night caused the issuance of orders by the military authorities at the Presidio to have all tentagc immediately re- paired or replaced, llajor Rafter of the Twentieth Kansas, chief surgeon i-f the division, says he thinks the mon will get along all right in tents during the few weeks remaining to the forces here before their departure for llanila. All that now delays their sailing' is Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen Will Meet at Des Moines. DCS Moines, la.. Sept. in- ternational convention nf the Brother- hood of Locomotive Firemen will be held in Des Moines in the fall of The convention, in session in To- ronto, Canada, so decided on the sec- ond ballot Saturday afternoon aftei- a contest of several days' duration. This proposition embodied the fol- lowing: Free headquarters; free audi- torium to scat B.OOO people; tcrs and lodge room for ladies' aux- iliary: to arrange the- Seni Orn Scd wit-nival to cost to produce for the week of the convention; to j hold the state fair the same week IL i possible; free excursions on the Sun- day during the- convention; free rides over the street car system; parks open to visitors; handsome souvenir badges entitling the wearers lo spe- cial privileges; reasonable rales at the hotels; local lodges to secure HOO new subscribers to special magazine; a grand entertainment and ball to conclude the convention. Paris, Sept. a meeting- of the cabinet this morning, all the mem- bers present, a decision was taken in favor of a revision of the trial of former Captain Dreyfus ana the documents in use wili be sent lo the court of cassation. Crowds gathered outside the min- istry of the interior, where the cfcibl- net council was held, and loudly cheered the ministers. There were shouts of "Vive "vivc la revision." The cabinet has ordered the min- ister ol' justice to lay before the court of cassation the petition of Madam Dreyfus, wife of the prisoner on Devil's island, for a revision of her husband's case. The court therefore; will decide the legal question as to whether the first trial of Dreyfus was vitiated by the forgery committed by Ibe late Colonel Henry, who was ti witness before the court martial and who confessed to having forged a document in the case. The minister has just announced he has g'.ven Instructions that proceed- ings are to be taken immediately against anyone attacking the army, THE CABINET DENOUNCED.. Paris, Sept. Dcroulede pre- sided at- a meeting held yesterday foi- the purpose of protesting against a revision of the Dreyfus proceedings. He made a speech, violently de- nouncing M. Brisson and s.ll UK-. prominent supporters of revision, and declared that if 'a revolution broke out, and the scaffold were erected in Paris, the tirst head to fail ought to be that of M. Clemenceau. It Dreyfus ever returned to France, if. Deroulede asserted, he would be lynched. In conclusion he announced the in- tenlion lo reconstitute the 'League of Patriots, which the government for- merly dissolved, and a, resolution to this effect was carried by acclaim. Slight demonstrations were made late yesterday afternoon. but the cnm-ds which gathered were quickly dispersed by the police. Children's Department. While we are putting on the finishing touches in our Boy's and Children's Department, and in order to have you get acquainted with the largest, finest and most modern exclusive Boy's Department in the west, we name a few special, unequaled values this week that you cannot afford to overlook. 1O Styles INSURGENTS ARE STARVING End of a Noted Case. DCS Moines, Iowa, Sept. year and u half ago Alice Adamson placed an advertisement for a husband in u. matrimonial paper. George F. Knopp, a Musratine sash and door manul'ac- Lurer. came to Des Moines and con- cluded to unite his fortunes with Miss Adamson. She is said to have se- cured JH.MO from him lo improve her property. They went to Crestnn.were married and returned to Des Moines. She left him in a hotel and kept away from him. Then she filed a pe- tition for divorce with alimony. Knopp filed a cross petition, and now he has obtained a decree, though nothing is said about his GILBERT HOLDS TROPHY. Successfully Defends His Title as Champion Shot. Chicago, Sept. killing ninety- seven out of a possible birds at Watson's park. Burnside. Saturday, Fred Gilbert of Spirit Lake, Ia.. suc- cessfully defended his trtlo as hoiclei of the Dupont trophy. His opponent, J. A. R. Klliott of Kansas CILy, killed ninety-four birds. Since Ihe Dupont trophy was first offered for competition three years ago to encourage trap shooling it has been held hv a number of shooters, but Gilbert has probably the greatest number of victories to his credit. O'omoK Slakes Appeal to United States for Assistance.. have been received by the Cuban legation from commissioners who have ar- rived at Key "West and who were sent to this country by General Go- mez, the Cuban insurgent leader. These telegVams depict' the situaiion in the Drovince of Santa Clara as most critical. The Cuban army IK said to be starving. Vegetables are almost gone and the last mules and horses have been killed to feed tho sick. Children and old people are said to be dying by dozens every day. The general appeals for aid and says his men are desperate. The Spanish are doingr all they can to make the in- surgent situation more terrible and it is feared tha.t serious trouble may arise from this and that the Cubans cannot be blamed if they are forced to take the necessaries of life. This they can do by capturing a town, but the Cubans have pledged themselves not to violate the armistice and they therefore appeal to United States in order to avoid a conflict. are definitely posiponed, couris in many localities are closed, and the gather- ing of crops is seriously impeded. The city of Jackson, the capital of the state and one of the infecied cen- ters, presents a fair index to the gen- eral situation. With a population of nearly people it is now prac- tically depopulated, so far as whites are concerned. Over two-thirds of the white people are refugees in northern a.nd western cities. No business, is transacted, no church bells are heard, and trains traverse the city at full speed, as though passing- a mile post. Beginning with yesterday a cordon of- guards is placed around' the city in a semicircle from the banks of Pearl river on the north to the banks on the south, a distance of twelve miles. This "trocha" prohibits all ac- cess to the city and all egress from it on the public thoroughfares. The state government is greatly de- moralized. The governor has taken up his headquarters in the asylum for the insane, one mile north the town and outside of ihe cordon. The stale treasury is operated from the wilds of Simpson fifty miles to the southeast. In the other de- partments Ihe heads still remain or are represented by subordinates. Notwithstanding these deplorable conditions there are up to this date only four fever infested towns in Oi-wood and Ox- ford, in Lafayette county, norlh Mis- sissippi and Jackson. QUARANTINE WORSE THAN FEVER. New Orleans, La., Sepl. yel- low fever siiuaiion in New Orleans has become most trying, not because of the existence of the fever itself, but because oi the strict quarantine penalties which have been imposed on the city. Up to there have been seven cases of yellow fever and one death. The first case was reported just a week ago. REFUGEES RUSH THROUGH ALA- BAMA. Birmingham, Aln., Sept. fever refugees, who are fleeing- from .laskson, Miss., are not permitted to stop in the state of Alabama. At the stale line they are placed in special couches, which are locked and guard- ed and attached to the regular trains and thus run through the state. Inspectors are aboard every train to see that all persons from infected points take passage in these special cars if they desire to pass through Alabama. ARKANSAS IS ALARMED. Little Rock, Ark.. Sept. H. C. Dunavant. president of the Ar- kansas state board of health, stated last evening- that he would- call on Governor Jones today and request that a meeting of the board be called at once to take action relative to the yellow fever at Jackson. Miss. He will recommend that a strict quaran- tine be inaugurated against that place at once. MEMPHIS CLOSELY GUARDED. Memphis. Tenn., Sept. has a strict fever quarantine and no refugees from. Jackson are allowed to stop here. The city is picketed day and night on all sides.1 Fever does not exist here ar.d the board of health docs not mean to allow it to enter. HAS TROUBLE JCNOUGH. Yot France Is Credited With Med- illlnc Philippines. Paris. Sept. Kong special: i It Is learned from a trustworthy Boy's Knee Pant Suits nicely made and trimmed. They come in plain black and blue cheviots or neat checks and plaids. They have never been marked less than and Our price this week only 98c. 12 Styles Handsome little Vestee and Military suits. The new- est styles, the latest colors, are elegantly made and trimmed. These suits have never been shown under to Our price this week 50 doz. 25c Percale waists 9c 50 doz. 25c Knee Pants 9c 35c Boy's Military Caps 13c 40c Tarn O'Shanters 15c 15c Boy's Black Ribbed Hose 75c Boy's all-wool Knee 8c Pants, double seat and knee 48c every sale in our boys' department a combination book strap with Metal Pencil Case. DELIVERED. LEAVE ORDERS WITH won it in the first, competition, Oc- i tober ISUu. a.t Baltimore, by killing twenty-five straight and five straight on the shoot off. making thirty straight birds all told. Since then Gilbert has won or defended the trophy six times. His most successful rival has been Elliott. Between the two a. friendly rivalry for the cup has sprung up and their frequent, meeting .to Convention Hall For Des Molnos. Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. ia settled that the convention audi- torium which Jowans' have been ex- j pecting Des Moines citizens to build be erected next spring. At the republican state convention in Dubuque it was. resolved to hold the next state convention here, provided the auditorium was built. The com- mittee has been, considering the plans and has decided to adopt the one presented by George ICuhns of Clin- ton. This provides for the raising of JGO.OOO on the premiums of of insurance. Filipino source that France has prom- ised to recognize the Filipino repub- lic, le adds that negotiations on the subject is proceeding at Manila.where there are three French warships. New Goods- Rare Novelties in Fall Suitings and Trouserings. DO NOT FAIL TO VISIT JOHN VOSMEK, The Tailor. No. 108 First 1C TEMPLE. Supplies' Endless "Candy" belts, Hose, Injectors, and Grease Cups, Watte Leather and Rubber Belting, Engineers' Tools, Packing, Etc. Write for Pnces. Telephone No. Z87. G. E, Tawcett, 309 S. Second Street Iowa ScJiools to Take Part. Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. schools will take part in the observa- tion of Lafayette day, Oct. 19. This has been decided by State Superin- tendent Barrett. It is expected that on that day the schools of all the states in the union will hold appro- priate historical exercises and con- tribute, to a fund to send the United States commissioner general at Paris. This money will go into the fund for the erection of the Lafayette monu- ment, which will be dedicated July 4, next year. It is expected that a large amount will be raised In the Iowa schools. Trusted to a Strancer. Chicago, Sept. a Iwo hours' sojourn in this city Charles Miller, principal of a, German school in Mason City, Iowa, was minus shoes and hat and walked in his stocking feet from the Franklin ho- tel, on. Clark street, to the Harrison street police station to report the lar- ceny. -He accepted the hospitality of an affable stranger. Tlie Order of Uoparturo. San Francisco, Sept..' General Miller says he may go to Manila on the first transport to leave with' what remains to him of. his First brigade. In that case Col. Funston with- the Kansas, Tennessee and Iowa regiments, forming the Sec- ond- brigade, will go last. What is White Enamel? WHITE ENAMEL is the only unqualified success as a lining to oven doors. WHITE ENAMEL imparts to the oven all the perfect baki-.g qualities of the old-fashioned brick oven. WHITE ENAMEL conserves ana reflects the heat, dis- tributing it evenly througout the oven. WHITE ENAMEL retains its purity and sanitary clean- liness by simply wiping with a damp cloth. WHITE ENAMEL being fused into the iron, is as dur- able as the stove itself. WHITE ENAMEL is unchangeable, giving the same good results after years of service. WHITE ENAMEL is used on the entire line of Buck's Sloves and Ranges. BUILDERS' HARDWARE. A. C. Churchill Son.   

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