Gazette, February 18, 1898


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Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1898, Eau Claire, Wisconsin ijmjtijmuii 111 The Best Weekly published between St Paul and Chicago The Wide Awake Weekly Four Pages Six Columns EATJ GtAIEE WISCONSIN FRIDAY FEBRUARY IB 1898 PEE YEAS COUNCIL flie city douncUraet in ruRiilar sijssion Wednesday Braves lilding As council meetings go it tame and jcitement Under the ordefc yiuafluishedbusiness ot bt for f4000 for Idical attendance 6u tUcciiy poor was jy iho committee with recora athat it be paid The payment s bill met with stfine opposition for eason tbal the bill was not incurred r but it was in he Vo a wortUy injily wbq Badrefused to receive assist nce from tte M The bil1 was j liieafflrinativo and 2 n tlie negative resolution by rAid Fan that the LttfayeJAe Jjnted permission to such timber as hey need construction ot the new iridge This resolution called up con iderable Action upon the esolution was Molion was bWAldermanBlum td adopted tbitSlilclaiuiiof City En ieer Capeliea of Minneapolis for 500 uponWhiclv action was deferred Ktlie IsslwgttlwseM00 he recon idered Matter was deferred to the next egultr meeting RECEIVERS REPORT Assignee John L Fultonof the Wis Odd FellowsMutual Life Insur ing company miae his aiinUttl report Co Judge Johnson of the circuit court at on last Friday He has col uriug the year f 14720 on claims and haspaid out for he was up poiDted aisigdeS cash and I The claiBBs of tlie company for assess ImenU dvrihom members amounted to ijuriWng against about 0500 maniof wboratue aBsiKnee says and others of whom lire jolventHeAas boRtin 1343 actions to Collect tuc amounts due many of tbe while Jqjtonf will Iwsult of a test against E Stevens of Oshkosh Tliere have been GO claims filed against IT One of the Flouting Kind Used in Destroying the Bat tleship Maine Such the Opinion of Captain Sigsbee as Forwarded to Washington SURVIVORS AT KEY WEST Officers Reticent In Expressing Any Views but Sailors Talk Freely Declare the Explosion Was a Deep Laid Plot Spaniards KEY WEST Feb 17 The corre ipoudont of the Associated Press has been assured in a reliable quarter that Captain Sigsbee is under the impres sion thatj the warship Maine was blown up by a floating torpedo and that he has communicated his impressions to Washington asking at the same time that tbe nayy department ihonld send naval engineers and mechanics to in vestigate the explosion The Plant line steamer Olivette did not leave Havana until Bin the after noon and flid not reach kero until shortly aftee 10 PASSED BY THE CENSOR Opinion of Captain Cabled Item coiripaayf icr ucatli losses uniount liugto p208827 the validity of which is I undisputed CASE WAS SETTLED A man by the name of Gns A Stylte I iru arrested by Chief lligglns after I king being located by Officer Hitrring I ton aa a party wanted at HillsboroND on the charge of forgery It is said Btylle swimilcd a bank atthe place turned outof f 900 Ho was brouglit up In municipal courtand held over pending further dufelopcinents Stylte boarded at the Knecr House and claimed ho was to opca an employment bureau hero Lutcr E J Sarles of iiellsboro N D ctme here and made a settlement and Siylte was set free CLUB DANCE The Married Peoples club met at Prof Fourniers hall on Tuesday night and onu of the pleasantest parties of the season WM enjoyed Nearly fifty were present The floor was absolutely perfect in fact t it the only floor in town These club pirtiei are jetting to be so popular that jniny young people stiend regularly HAVANIA Feb Sigsbee Interviewed by the correspondent of the Associated Press with reference to the cause of the explosion mid I cannot determine the oanse but competent inveitigators will decide whether the exploiion was produced from exterior cause I cannot say anything until after snoh nn investigation has been made I will not nnd cannot conscientiously antici pate the decision nor do I wish to make any unjust estimate of the reason for the THE EPWOUTH LEAGUE The State Convention of the Epworth jcaguewhich is to hold a 4 days session h this city convened Thursday evening t the First Presbyterian church The srgeauditorium was crowded to its ut most The meeting was called to orde State Secreliiry LM Alexander Rev r Benson opened theconvention with an eloquent prayer followed by an mpressive sous service led by chorus of thirty voices City Attorney f C Gores leprescnting the ty addressed the convention in au eloquent manner welcoming the dele gates to the city The address was wel received and heartily applauded Miss Edith Ames president of the ocal organization followed Mr Gores in an able address in which shii graphically portrayed the work of the League and exhorted her hearers to study well the requircinents of uc worK In K very eloquent anil limuly niinuer sbe wel comed the delegates in behult of tbe local chapters The A jBenjamin of Green Bay Editor of The Wisconsin Christian Advocate responded to the addresses of welcome by the ciiy attorney anil the local president W W Cooper president of tho state league representing thu slate cabinet made a brief address outlining the work of the convention during the sessionand introduced Rev Joseph Smith D D who then addressed tho convention Dr Smith spoke in a pleasing and earnest manner He said in part I have two hobbiesand Iwill trot Uiern out The first one is this I believe in a chronic suite of blessedness and not intortnittout sort Second I believe in a chronic stale of revival What I mean by that is to h ave a conversion in every regular regular mealing in the year I will lull you what my ambition is I want every one of you to go home with a marked spiritual advance iu thu Christian llfu and 1 want a marked revival of religion in this city as The meetings will continue through tho WtcK There will be services till day Sundsy In tho evening tbe Uev Dr Smith will preach at THE DOLL8 PARTY Thedolls party at Putnam hall on sdnesday under the auspices of St Cecelias Guild was a very pleasing event The dolls present were many and handsome in appearance Tbe Picture gallery was artistic and the stall Just to sweetfor anything Both did a thrivinfi business A featurewhich caused much merri ment wms the offering Tor to the bidder of a number of young It wife preil ynear a sight un transaction tlie only part visible to tlte puichiwr a pair ot dainty Wd mat fitting allots Tlw pncet ranged rbm Me to one ilollar and Judging from all were with their VakntiM MtqueiMk given at the Miubry cveninK UJ Itedur Light lllutry WM The arrange aM memberit of tit their food rvputa PLOT OF THE SPANIARDS of DlMlln DcaliUdljr of That Oplnloa KEY WEST Fla Feb Bteamship Olivette has arrived hero with a large number of the wonnded aud many other survivors of the Maine disaster The officers wore as a rule reticent and followed in lino with their chief Sigsbee in saying that the cause of the explosion could only bo ascer tained by divers but many of the sail ors were outspoken in their declaration of belief that the explosion was a deep laid plot of the Spaniards They are greatly incensed against the Havana people who have shown them small courtesy who looked upon their presence as a national affront and who have published anonymous circu lars captioned Down with Ameri cans They believe that tho author of such expressed and cowardly hatred would not at an act of such terri ble vengeance as tho blowing up of the Maine These sailors acquainted with the drills disciplines aud ensemble or a manofwar poohpooh the idea of an internal explosion as the last thing to be thought of GtNEHAL LEE REPORTS FlB t Half Mt Ho ponded at Havana WASHINGTON Feb i7The follow ing cablegram has been received by the gutto department from Consul General Profound sorrow erumout and municipal authorities conbuls of foreign lotion organized bodies of all sorts ari citizens gener half wast o governor gen erals palace on hi ping harbor appended theatre closed number about being m rear and for creater Tho will of tiic late William Curson bus been filed It Ieavesf2000 to Henrietta Proctor of St Puul to Jilts W H Smith of Eau Osllcj in IrusV inters cat on which Is to be tpent yearly on cemetery lots apiece to Jessie U Hclntyrc Mnry Cnraon Isabel Hager tale Long Willliim Carson Jr and Punnic W Lockwood during the settle ment of the estate and onesixth of tlie income of thu estate for that Tlieso six named arc the duuglilois and son of Ihe deceased There is also Mrs Mclnlyre Mary Carson Long and Fannie Lockwood euch oticsixth and Wm Carson Jr twosixth of the whole estate William Carton Jrto koep strict account of onelnilf of the twosixths and in case of the death of Robert llujtcr husband of Isabel linger one of tlic sixli to he paid to Isabel Hager If she dies before her husband this onesixth lo In divided equally niuoug the other live Children William Carson Jr and W H Smith are and aro exempted from bond The eslalc is said lo be about The executors attorney is H H llayden Tlic will was made in April 1888 Mrs Long is resident of Chicago Mrsllagcr of At lanta Mrs McIntyroMrs Lockwood md Miss Carson of Eau Cluire and Win Carson Jr of Burlington Iowa WOMENS CLUB The department of Philanthropy and Reform of the Womans club met in Unity church Tuesday afternoon Speeches were made by a number ot ladies upon vital interests of the muni cipality The women want tobe allowed to serve on the police nnd school bonns nnd a committee is to be appointed to petition the council to allow women to servo on the school board Tlic State Board of will meet In this city April G Destruction of the Maine the Sole Topic of Discussion at Washington Public Men Not Saying Much Until an Official Report Is at Hand voisi or sumo suCii small cruil be lionuii in Havana to watch over tin wreck The latter even if rjourroctioii contains valuable orU uuiice aud other property that doubtless can be secured by divers Uxlluiup Siuplcioui BOSTOX Feb Admiral Bt knap U S N retired said that he was inclined to think that the Mniiie was blown up by a trrpcdo I dont see he said bow an explosion of tho forward could have oc cuitred INVESTIGATION TO BE HAD Admiral Slcard Instructed Send a Board of Inquiry to the Scene to Believed It Is Still Possible to Locate the Cause of the Explosion iri rOK THK fthHlMil ft Ul tin inquiry yon Mk that naval conrt of went SPAINS DISCLAIMER A diupatch from Washington the Spain has officially disclaimed n positive manner the contained PC Lome letter ftml ommally ly HIM state depftrtmcnt the incident is satisfactoiy clowd From uuuito UM xv gazetted aecrplmg the Scnor Dupuy Uc Lome us minigtr tf Spain Waahingtoo aud never 1 criticlslim him NATIONAL GUAHU Onicrs ttfcn from HIM ml office dir i lot iie WASIIINGTON Feb a day of intense excitement at the navy de partment and elsewhere growing out of the destruction of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor the situationafter tbe exchange of a number of cable between Washington and Ha vana csln be summed up in the words of Secretary Long When asked whether he had reason to suspect that the disaster was tho work of an oneuiy he replied do not In that I am influenced by tho fact that Cuptaiu Sigsboo has not yet reported to the navy depart m ant on tho cause Ho is evidently waiting to write a full report So long as he does not express himself I cer tainly cannot I should think from the indications however that there was art tho magazine ox plodod How that cnmo about I do not know For tho present at least no otter warship will bo sent to Havana y t An JuvenUgatlim secretary Long undoubtedly sum JiiWJSftdJth9 general opinionof tbo EKJ jority of the uuvnl exports in it impossible just now to gtuto tho OIIUHO of tho destruction of tho Muiuo Thura aro u groat uumbor of theories but most of thorn aro of a character that mukos it easy to prove or upsot them by a single investigation by u diver Secretary Long hns taken immodiato stops to inako this investigation Ho telegraphed to Admiral Sicurd at Key West to uppoint a board of nuval olll cora to proceed at once to Havana em ploy divora and goiidrally to inako Hiieh inquiry us tho regulations of tho navy demand shall be rmvdo in tho oaso of tlio loss of a ship It is expected that this work will tuko somo timu and while there are ofllcort who say that in their opinion it will not bo possible owing to tho probable disrupted condi tion of tho hull of tho ship to make out tho cause of tho explosion tho opinion of tho majority is that tho question will bo easily settled by the simple observation of tho condition of the ships hull plates in tho neighbor hood of the hole which sunk her CONGRESS DID NOTHING Appalling Nature of CnllK for Flrxt WASHINGTON Feb appall ing nature of tho disaHter to tho Maine at Havana and the gravity of the situa tion that would arise shonld investiga tion give a basis for the undercurrent of suspicion of treachery aud ioul pity that ran through all minds had a sobering effect upon public jnon of all shades of political opinion The fact stands forth and is little Jess than re markable that not a singlo resolution was introduced or a single speech mido in either house ot congrosa Have one of condolence with tho families of the killed offered by Mr Boutolle and adopted by ihe bouse of representa tives Public men expressed their opiii with reserve when approached for interviews but everywhere tliero was a demand for an invoHtigntion and full detailH in the light of which tho horror may bo justly viewed It is said at tho navy department that this disantor is the greatest of tho kind in naval history since tho Kinking of tho big British warship Victoria by collision with tho Campcrdown iu thu Mediterranean off Malta June IftiW By that accident tho British admirn coBxiauiilHig 810 men lost thbir liven IMUnbiirc Municipal PrrrSBUKG Fob municipal election here resulted iu a decided vic tory for the Republicans notwithstand ing the division in their ranks causod by the municipal league er reform ticket Chief Estimator DouglM SuioMos THIEF RIVER FALLS Feb 1C Douglas of the last estimating corps committed suicide near his homo here Pending in investigation of tho coroner no cause can be given for the deeu ACCIDENT DEFINED The United Stales court of appeal at St Louis has affirmed tlie decision of the lower court whorjin Mrs Sarnh I Smith obtained judgment ugiiint the Western Commercial Trayelers association for fDOOO on the death of her husband A judicial conception nf llio dent is given in thu opinion Fretman O Smith of St Louis died from blood poison iu 1805 as tho result of sore toe Ihe skin of which hud bcuu ibraised by a light shoe Mrs Smith attempted to collect the accident policy nit was resisted by thu association A jury iu Adams court gave her llio full amount of Ihc policy IhJ associa tion appealed Judge Sftuborn held thnl tlic death of defendant liiid boen brought on by an external agent nud it WIIH accidental What is not the result of design or prc arratiKcmeiillv said thu Jjtidgu iu uooi dentul No miiu intentionally wears tho skin oil hm lous and aucli injury muni bccoiiBideiTd accidental 10 SUtulDK Arlhiir Kcigc Kin oi Cnpt Cot Kills committed suicide laol Saiurdny uveiili by shooting liimstlf In lliu liund with n rovolvor Vniing IIDIIIU tluin down town ill ubuiit A bhorv lime after ho had smnn trlllim illKpnlu with oilier incinljuM of tlic Cnmlty llcw into a vinlitnl putniou and ilrew u revolver Ion miyonc could lnlurfvro In plauud it lo liiw hoiitl and llrcd Inslunt iluulli HIMthu reuull A coronerH jury WIIH ut iticu Jrawii and a verdict rendered un cording lo the above Htiilciiient of fuctH Arthur was liurdly 1 ycarH old at Hit lime Ills iluatli llu was a young man of good Bluntly and indus iiioimand imich thuuglil of by nl who knew him No cauoo is for hit rjHh act bul it IH tliotight by man that hid iiilnd had become in some way unbalancvd The linivriil look place 01 Tuesday the Kcv Dr bloiin Steamer Fbichat Wrecked Agate Point Off the Ca nary Islands Thirtyeight of the Crew and Fortynine Passengers Were Lost Reported Burning of the Alas kan Ship Clara Nevada Confirmed AUJJJAN CITY It seems that to Hiul au cliaiifHl city in America we must travel clear down to Ihoeiiix Arix wlnhi or OOOO iOcplc walk on which are not iienuitted to In drilled by Tliu penalty is ciiforcctl and curiously emiiiKli tin lirHl person compelled to Hie line WIIH thu city attorney who tempoiarily forgot tlic proliibilory ordiniincc H no one wpit on the Hlretts of Kan Claire people would lose tlioii wiiy in lwo binckM Cauary Islands Feb transatlantic stoumor Flachat bound from Marseilles for Colon was totally wrecked on Agate Point this island at 1 a m Her captain second officer 11 of her crow and 1 passenger were saved Thirtyeight of tho and 4U passengers vicro lost Tho Vinehat was a stern screw iron vessel ot 1239 tons not nud 2175 tons gross register Tho Iflachat struck on Amiga point during u thick fog and soon broke in two Tho steamer Susa brought tho 14 sur vivors to Santiv Cruz and after lauding thorn returned to tho scouo of tho dis aster THE CLARA NEVADA WRECK StoBlnnr lulnmlvr llriiicn tiry llrl llnportn VICTOKIA 13 U Fob Tbo stounioiIslander liaH tirrivod brlugiug further details of tho reported loss of tho steamor Clara Noadn Captain Latham of tho Btciimor Colomuu told on tho Islander that tho Clara Nevada fouudorud witli all on board ojiposito Seaward City whoro sho WIIH running for shelter Goorgo Uoelc a rosidont of Sunward City wan au thodiHiiHtcr Ho WOH Htnudlug on llio bcaiili when lio wiw a small BtnaiiicivbaJliiig witii wind Suddenly Uioref WIIH a flaoh and iho stoinuvr burnt mtollaiiicX 1onndor itiK In a wounds Hiio had on board and FLfloon puHHungurH who wont north in No vnda rituniod nl tho Ishiador and suy hur loilurH nivu much troublu Thoy Kay llio Htuiiiinr wan undoubtedly wrcckid by lliu boilurii Tliu Hurtilur of hiiiuau bun ouo to look for tlio Htirvivirs linn itf Hi Nuvililll Ollllriliml SHATTLK Wimh IT A private tblaffrnnt from Nanaliao J J piyrt that tho Htonimir IIIIM nrrivcil there from Skiigimy AliiMku brmxlnif coiiuriiintory IIOWH ot tlio loso of tho Hloumur Clara Nevada ZENITH CITY COMMERCE Trillin ut thn llmil iff flic SliotvA lUiiiurltaljlfi DULUTII Feb 17 Mjijur Jlititou D Soars in charge pi llio harbor at point liaH juttt iHKiuid IMH niiiiiial Ktate mont of thu biiitincHK of tho iiarbor for 18U7 The ugurisH HliDW an increase iu the businoHH of IWMI of inoro than 000000 and an incifiiKH ovor of nearly The followiiiK tho statement RIVMII out Nninliorof boats in and out 11708 tonnage not toiinaK1 vulno of iecoiiitK valuo of whip Consumption Will SCOTTS EMULSION cure consumption Yes and no Will it cure every case No What cases will it cure then Those in their earlier stages especially in young people We make no exag gerated clairm but we have positive evidence that the early of POPULISTS GET TOGETHER Allnnootii Inctloiml Ilglit at Illl KlMl MISKKAPOIJS Feb After a dy of hard fought bntiJes in which neither Hide npnrcd lii iliior tho liostH of tho Pcoplos in tho fuNibiiiKts and inidroiiderH huvt madu it all up and declare tliey aro closer than ever Kurly it tlio coiiforonco it becdiTio ev ident Unit the fusionitiU liid the whip him Thu Krcuivcd tliaC they woro Lealn ami in itH fully they could Ijniivo lor IoiniAVD Jr Feb Coin j and If infantry num dicers iml nion havo loft ver n ronti to uay via Tacuiiia i iiiw irMt tachnicnt I K fur tin pnrpi of iiiaintaiiiidK lar KIK orJur it bond of ciinii Jni fither two v Iavo on thu aUh by the April I ami l by U F M L b A MAY SAVEJHE HULL OrUin SI n I u ii n In Inl WAHIINOIOX Feb iwrul coftstruwors in thu liRlit ofthodl patches tluiit received it in by no niwnii certain Muiiio can not bo vttrr They tbnt whilo M huvcs rbiud ini at now Hunting dry d hfr it kite aucM tun Bigilxw vvidoitliy in tho fuinw it to la an of Codliver oil with Hypo phosphites of Lime and Soda In these cases rcsulU in a peaitltc cure to a Urge Ur In advanced caws ever where cure Vic remedy 1 long life Mr 1 niiiii Irixli IirliiiiiKHiliiry iiinilidiiiiiii in fiivi vocnity in Irdiind i nn i Id 111 Mm mini if uf tlio siiiy nivwl it iiitlioliii mil i niilioii wan Inr 111 Mn J Ultl Unto for nuviii VIM mi i niUr iH IIU by ;