Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, July 8, 1898

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern

July 08, 1898

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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Newspaper) - July 8, 1898, Oshkosh, Wisconsin The Daily stern. rcxccK FRIDAY. JUIA 8, 18118. PRICE TWO OBJCT8 HAS TURNED BACK, tiffed as Long as They Dared Then Lost Their Nerve. t is Hastening Homeward as Rapidly as 'an Carry It From the Suez rted Overtures of Peace Denied at Advance. L ie Spanish squadron jrn to Spain. dispatch received L says Admiral Ca- aas re-entered the returning to Spain, ly Spanish dmiral Camara has is preparing to enter back to Spain. ds Nominations :rs to Senate. 1., July The pres- hese nominations to of volunteers to be amilton S. Hawkins, Adna R. Chaftee, be brigadier general id. First regiment, inteers cavalry. To 2ol. Theodore Roose- t, United States vol- i be quartermaster of nk of colonel, Frank gan. To be quarter- of lieutenant colonel, of Ohio. To be chief k of lieutenant col- F. Harvey, surgeon, ly. To be division ik of major, Welson t surgeon general of C. Vaughan of Mich- irty-third Michigan Charles Robertson Fiftieth Iowa volun- be brigade surgeons, r, Royce Day Fry of g of Washington. To its, John B. Lobdell, Te, John B. Magnum, f Louisiana, John E. lusician Company G, nfantry; William F. isippi, Lloyd Parkin- first sergeant, Com- nteer infantry; Wal- E Louisiana, private i volunteer infantry: sergeant id volunteer infant- rory of Florida, first L, Second volunteer Parke of Pcnnayl- -teenth Pennsylvania N. Jackson of Mis- volan- ts of Ohio, George F. ila, William S. Bry- jon, First Massachu- y; William E. Neide- geon Twenty-second Francis C. Ford of 3. Carr of Ohio, vol- econd regiment. To W. Miller, Stephen rnest Morris, Edwin a A. McCoy, Frank Floyd Smith of II S. Wain, James B. Wilcox, Anthony E. be first lieutenants, Vivian Gwyn Bell, Michael Pickard of r. Rockwell of Ohio, Charles E. Jones of :gory. Jr.. of Florida, B, Second volunteer Cunningham, Sydney a, Dudley Tobin of Hicks of Louisiana, pany I. Second Unit- r infantry. jeneral with rank of rles H. Heyl, assis- ral. To be assistant urith rank of major. impson. Seventh ar- X July iS. The sen- ession confirmed all snt in by the prasi- LIFIi r m Oalck ily Rodman, lurdcrer. was broucht a mob. He was tak- ore Judge Siebecker. e crime was commit- formalitics. Rodman urdcr in the first de- ncca to imprisonment c anniversary oC tlie i to be spent In Hc wlii in prison tours of the commit- When askt-d if !ie '.Sodnsan that ie and was wUling to Wands, July uly 3n the re hSnderinj; the ad- rican troops. Rear is given notice that ly more 5w- i Manilla on in cruiser Comwran r Iloilo. where 5hc and Rattler Rnnwn July ;11 known aclress. onsly ill for :r home in much anxJety is is s irostraUoTi and y tifr condition Iv- ist her brolhor, Kd- who -was In New NEWSPAPER! "Washington, D. C., July can be stated authoritatively that no over- tures toward peace have been received up to the time of the cabinet meetine today. At the same time cabinet mem- bers look upon the situation as having more factors peace than at any time heretofore. It would be no surprise if peace overtures came to the government any moment either direct- ly from Spain, or through some inter- mediary. This is felt to be so imminent that it leads? to numerous rumors that actual overtures have been made, but the reports- are premature and are based on expectations rather than any- thing tangible. This is not only the official statement of government authorities, but the same view is taken at the British, Ger- man, French and other foreign embas- sies and legations, where it is stated that the peace movement has not as- sumed definite form, but that all cir- pcumstances tend in the direction of a desire by Spain to terminate the con- flict. None of the foreign representa- tives have received instructions to act. At the British embassy, specific in- quiry was made concerning a published special that Sir Julian Pauncefote had made indirect overtures to the presi- dent while looking to peace and that the president, while declining interme- diation had said he would agree to peace if Spain applied direct on certain stated terms. The embassy authorized a full, explicit and complete denial of the report. The ambassador, it was stated, had not seen the president of late, and no overtures of any kind had been made by him to the United States. London, July 4's went up in Paris and London today on the re- port that negotiations are proceeding between Madrid and Washington, with the view of bringing about peace be- tween Spain and the United States. The stock exchange rumor had it -that the peace negotiations were being conduct- ed through British iritermediariea. This, however, is denied at the foreign office here, where the officials say that there are no indications anywhere that peace is being, negotiated. St. Petersburg, July Russian officials and the general public are strongly in favor of speedy peace as the only salvation for 'Spain, and the newspapers, 'recommend the interven- tion of Europe to compel a cessation of hostilities. It is asserted that if any power directly interested In the fate of Spain or the United States proposed mediation, or initiated intervention, she certainly have Russia's approv- al. TROUBLE. The Senate Committee Probes Claim of Methodist Book Concern. "Washington, D. C-. July 8. The sen- ate committee on claims today made its report upon the investigation made by the committee into the payment of the claim of the Methodist Book com- pany and the payment to Maj. E. B. Stahlman of as an agent in get- ting the claim through. The committee finds that the senate was deceived by the representations of Mr. Stahlman and Messrs. Barbee and Smith, the book agents, but absolves the Methodist church from blame In the matter. It is also found that no senator or member of congress received any money in con- nection with the claim. The testimony taken was also made public. The prin- cipal witnesses were B. Stahlman and Mr. Barbee. Mr. Stahlman said he had given more or less attention to the claim since 1S92. but that the contract for thirty-five per cent, had been made in Mr. Stahl- man said he had cautioned the book agents against making1 the contract public, "because." he continued, "if 1 went to Washington as their represen- tative for a fee of any amount I would just be hounded day in and day out. and that 1 wouid probably fall into the hands of seom of the vlutures who hang around the capitol. which would involve the passage of the measure in Questionable methods. They agreed to that. I had promised that I would let nc man know anything about it for the reasons which I have stated, be- cause if the fact had been known I believe the question could have been considered on its merits. 1 believe that it have been considered with a prejudice against the claim." ilr. Stahl- man said he had iold Senator Pascoe that he had no contract with the book ajrenls. Technically, this was correct. as his contract was tvlth the book com- pany. "I told no falsehood." he said. "I concealed sc-nie fat- Is. J am free Jo say Jhat Senator rsswe had a. risht 13eve that there was contract of any kind. While I was I was ex- a-cl 9n nhat 3 saud, and I knew that I told no falsehoods in saying at." POOR SPAIN. She Will Yield if All Powers Invite Her to Sue for Peace. York, Jnly A special cable- gram from Home lo The Evening Jour- nal quotes the Spanish ambassador to Italy as havJns said today to the cor- respondent of the reaper "II jiJl the powers invjie io con- clude a peace, Spain -will yield." the only game In which clieat- erantennaced, WOUNDED. Major General Shatter Places Wounded at Least Besides 220 Killed. Washington, D. C., July war department has received from General Shatter the following dispatch giving as far as practicable up to this time a statement of the total casualties In each division (except General Wheel-' er's) of the army of his command, as a result of the recent fighting: "Playa del Este, July camp near Santiago, July so far to get returns but there has been treated in hospital at Slbony wounded and there are still 200 in hos- pital here. "In Lawton's division there are killed four officers and 74 men, wounded 14 officers and 317 men; missing 1 man. In Kent's division, killed, 12 officers and 87 men; wounded 30 officers, CC2 men; 02 men. "In BateH' brigade, killed, 4 men, wounded 2 and 26 men; missing I men; "Signal corps, killed, 1 man; wound- ed 1 man. 'Hjeneral report not yet re- ceived. Major Gener- al." General Lawton's division was made up of the Eighth, Twenty-second, First, Fourth, Twenty-fifth, Seventh. Twelfth and Seventeenth regiments of United States infantry and the Second Massa- chusetts volunteer regiment of infan- try. General Kent's division was compos- ed of the Sixteenth, Sixth, Second, Tenth. Twenty-first, Thirteenth and Twenty-fourth regiments of Unit- ed States Infantry and the Seventeenth New York volunteers. General Bate? commanded the Sec- ond brigade of Kent's division made up of the Second, Tenth, and Twenty-first regiments of United States infantry. ARMISTICE ENDS TOMORROW. Attack on Santiago to be Resumed Saturday Noon, Sampson Will First Make Another Attempt to Reduce Forts and Enter Reinforcements Arrive Shafter May Assault City From Land Side-Will Watch Navy. Washington, D. C., July Shafter and Admiral Sampson have agreed on a plan of campaign. At noon tomorrow Admiral Sampson will begin a bombardment from the outer harbor. Shatter's Headquarters, Before San- tiago de Cuba, July the Asso- ciated Press Dispatch Boat Dauntless, Via Port Antonio, and Kingston, Ja- maica, July a. armistice has besn extended until noon on Satur- day, in order to allow General Linares to communicate with Captain General Blanco and with Madrid. General Linares informed General Shafter that he had no telegraph operator and one was sent in to the city, accompanied by the British consul F. W. Ramsden un- der the British flag. 'Not a shot has been fired recently on either side, but work is being pushed on the batteries and entrenchments. Our position has been greatly strength- ened during the last forty-eight hours, the American lines advancing to within 400 yards of the enemy and our hillside batteries overlook and command the city. General Lawton's division ad- vanced 500 .yards to the surprise. The dynamite gun at Colonel. Wood's Rough Riders, in charge of. Ser- geant Hallett Alsop Borrowe, has been beautifully placed, hidden in a snug pit. The streams have been bridged over, allowing the transportation of heavy artillery with facility and the roads have been greatly improved. The gen- eral health of the soldiers is good. The armistice is affording a long needed rest for our men and they are now in good shape to resume fighting. General Linares is evidently weaken- ing- and the mediation of the bishop of Santiago and the consular corns may persuade tiro to surrender. In case hostilities are resumed the plan of as- sault is for Rear Admiral Samoson to bombard the forts at the mouth of the harbor, driving the men away from the guns, and then land a thousand men and occupy the forts, while launches with grappling irons will go in and will then enter and bombard the city, supporting the land assault. General Garcia, the insurgent com- mander, received orders yesterday not to attack the Spaniards while the ne- gotiations are on foot. The Spanish cruisers are still filled with charred bodies and the buzzards are devouring the remains. Cubans, by Rear Ad- miral Sampson's orders, have buried the bodies of over 100 Spaniards which were washed ashore. ADJOORNS. Congress Concludes Its 55th Session This Afternoon. Washington. D. C.. July house adjourned precisely at two. Immense cheers followed by singing of patriotic songs. Representative Bromwell of Ohio, proposed three cheers for Presi- dent .McKinley which were given twice over by the Republicans. Then follow- ed cheers joined in by the entire house for Admiral Dewey and General Joe Wheeler. The -whole house was one vast demonstration and flags xrere passed about lo every member and were enthusiastically waived while the members sane the close of the Fifty- flfth congress. SSXATE TOO. Washington. D. C.. July sen- ale adjowrned s th waj'ir and Colonel Ivfo-jiand "Wood pcneral. Lawlou 3s in command of a <1Jvis5on before San-. siaffo and Colonel Wood commamJs Ihc 1'irst of voJnnleer cavalry, London, July officials of the Spanish embassy here say they have no knowledge of any peace being on foot at present A dispatch from the United States declaring that the Americans are unable to capture Santiago de Cuba and that "the per- petual strain has broken the men'i nerves and constitutions bringing them to the verge of disaster unless rein- is published conspicuously and has also been telegraphed to Ma- drid. The Times today publishes a long let- ter from one of its correspondents. E. W. Knight, dated from 'Havana, 26, in which the writer gives details of his different landings in Cuba and ex- plains his imprisonment and In regard to condition of affairs in Ha- vana Air. Knight says he found the city in a very different condition than that described in the American press and that the town is perfectly quiet. Con- tinuing, he says there are no signs of popular excitement and no Intimation of a general massacre of foreigners, which has been foretold. The corres- pondent also says there are no signs of famine at Havana, though he admits it is true that provisions are very dear and that there is distress among tha poor who are without work on account of the blockade. But he adds that distress is no greater than some times experienced in London. Of the present attitude of the popula- tion, civil and military. The Times" cor- respondent says he can hardly speak too highly, adding: "There is no ex- citement and no fear, but a dignified calm resolve to defend the country bravely. All here eagerly desire aa American force to land in Cuba in or- der to try conclusions in a fair fight with the Spanish troops. The latter, I think, will give a good account of themselves -when the times DEFENSES. Spaniards in the Canary Islands Find Sormthing to Keep Them Busy. London. July Pall Mall Ga- zette this afternoon publishes a letter from Las Palmas, capital of the Canary- islands In which the writer says under date of July "In view of the pros- pective visit of- tbe Americans, the Spaniards are busy at their defenses. At the uresent moment the means of repelling; an attack and preventing a landing are miserably inadequate. They consist of a battery of mixed smooth bore and rifled muzzle loaders, on the heights overlooking- the harbor, six ob- solete field guns north of the mole, a six gun battery in the artillery bar- racks with the town and a small salut- ing battery- With modern long guns, the Americans could quickly wreck the batteries from outside tha zone of the Spanish fire. The Span- iards boast of infantry here, but it is improbable that they will be able to muster over 5.000. The soldiers are drilling incessantly and fatigue parties are throwing up earthworks and en- trenching the heights. The troops are armed with the new Ions range rifles. Several camps are visible from the har- bor, but persons not connected with tha service are not allowed to approach them. The slightest incident causes ex- citement among the soldiers and citi- zens. Vessels approaching are closely insnected and if there are any doubu as to their identity they are kept out SANTIAGO. Volunteer Troops Commence Embarking en Transports. Charleston, S. C-, July large quantity of stores, ammunition and equipments were taken on board the Santiago transports today. At noon the Sixth boarded harbor boats to be taken out- A heavy squall prevented embarking for some time- The prize ship Rita, has been im- pressed as a transport. Her value been appraised at General Miles and party are expected at four o'clock. A SAlf TALE. Sarrlvvr of Hte Wife Crashed Hefora lite Boston. July C. Achard. Frenchman, was on h3s way to France with his -wife and children. On the morning' of the collision he pat them in a boat and went to get another for himself. Only end of the boat he cot Jnto was cat and the boai when it de- scend-ed throwing the occupants fntn the water. Just at this t3mc the Ivoar- gosue's funnels gave -way and one of them fell directly across the boat 3n which Mr. AchatxTs wife and children bad been placed crushing 3t and Jntj the passengers overboard. One funnel chain struck Mrs. Achard across the chest and literally cut body asunder. Achard fell into the the Eonrsosae sank, but managed to get hold of raft, to clung for hours. Mr. Achard had J20.090 on his person at tha time of the wreck and it was saved with him. and Cooler. Staa San Day. Sets July 3. 131 15.-W far aad Satnrday, generally fair; cooler tonight; light winds, mostly from west to north. Time. Temperature. 7 a. m. 77 I p.m. IF.WSPA.PFJ ;