The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 02, 1898, Page 2, Image 2

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Tho General Demand* That t lie Indepen
dence of the ltopiibllc bo Recognized
.Spain Munt Surrender to Amrrlci anil
Washington, June I.—Advices have
reached Washington of additional pri
posals made by tile Autonomist gov
ernment of Cuba to the government of
the Cuban republic, by which It is
urged that the insurgents Join with the
Spaniards in repelling the proposed In
vasion of the United states, in consid
eration of which peace and freedom are
to follow.
The formal proposal at first failed to
reach General Gomez, and a second let
ter, more eagerly praying for peace,
was sent from Blanco's commissioners.
Both letters came to Gomez, who grew
so indignant as to threaten death to
any one bearing any further communi
cations of similar character.
General Gomez's reply, dated May 15,
1893, spurns the offer of Blanco, and
gives warning that a lepetltion of the
proposition will result in the death of
the bearer of the message. General Go
mez demands that the independence of
the republic of Cuba be recognized, and
scorns to accept freedom, which,. he
says, has already been bravely attained
after three year 3of fighting. The of
fer of Blanco General Gomez denoun
ces as audacity.
Surrender of Spanish Army.
"Should General Blanco desire to
communicate with us in an honorable
manner," continues the reply, "he must
do so through our foreign office, but it
must l>e with the consideration and un
dei landing that the army of the Cu
ba! republic is in alliance with the
Ui. . 1 Slates army, unci ills commu
liii: : ions must have no other object
then the surrender of the Spanish ar
my and the evacuation of our shores.
A tratv of peace acknowledging the
iud' endonce of Cuba forever from
Spanish rule and the complete evacua
tion of the Spanish army is all that
will oe accepted."
Anyone who takes the liberty of
speaking to him, he continues, with a
view to inducing him to accept such a
treaty, "Will be shot within one hour
as a traitor."
The reply closes with these words;
"The only idea that could prompt
Spain to make such a proposition for
an alliance between the Spanish army
and the Cuban army is the knowledge
that she has already lost control of our
island, and this is the last step which
she is seeking to take before her final
fall. She realizes that she must soon
surrender her forces before the united
artrti s of the United States i • I Cuba.
"Free Cuba! Hurrah for the United
States! Hurrah for the free Republic
of Cuba! Hurrah for all good and true
They Stole the Copper and Z'ue from ltnll.
I'ond Signal Totver Batteries,
Elizabeth, June I.—William MoCand
less, Raul Birtbauer and Frederick
Birtbauer, three Elizabeth boys, each
twelve years old, were arrested early
yesterday morning on a charge of
stealing copper and zincs that are con
nected with the batteries used in oper
ating the signal on the line of the Cen
tral Railroad.
The company says that the safety of
trains and lives of passengers were Im
perilled by this act of the boys, and
that it was fortunate a disaster had n>t
occurred on the railroad or the New
ark Bay bridge through the Inability
of the automatic signals to work prop
Spent the Karwlngs of Years In Following
the Song.tree. About.
Bondout, June I.—Tobias Van Steen
burgh. 70 years old, known throughout
the United Btates as the mad lover of
Jennie Llnd, the famous singer, died on
Monday in a wretched hovel at Glasco,
on the old post road leading to the
Hudson river at Ulster Landing. Jen
nie Llnd has been dead forty-seven
years, but her hermit lover, familiarly
known as Boot Van Steenburgh, has
all these years cherished her memory,
and until his death a faded portrait of
the "Swedish Nightingale" hung on the
wall in his rude cabin.
Report That General Garcia IIAH Control
of the Province.
Key West, Fla., June I. —Senor Polo,
head of the Cuban junta here, in his
advices from General Calixto Garcia, is
informed that Garcia is in complete
control of the province of Santiago de
Cuba. He claims to have from ten to
twelve thousand men under him who
are well armed, but In need of provis
ions, clothing and ammunition. Their
food consists only of fruit and cereals.
It is said that there are no Spanish
troops in the vicinity.
The Golden Gate Damaged by un Kxcur
.lon Schooner.
San Francisco. May 31.—The revenue
cutter Golder. Gate was damaged to the
extent of about SI,OOO Sunday by a col
lision with the schooner Mary F. Cruse.
The schooner, which had a party of ex
cursionists on board, "missed stays"
and her bowsprit went through the
cabin of the government boat, which
was lying at her berth.
No one was hurt and the schooner
was not damaged materially.
Rough Rider* LRRTP For Tampa.
San Antonio, Texas, May 31.—The en
tire regiment of rough riders left yes
terday for Tampa.
The orders received Saturday Q. 'ected
that the first squad should go, but fur
ther Instructions were received psster
day morning.
The regiment travelled in ten special
trains, and the first section left here
over the Southern Pacific at 4 o'clock
Sunday afternoon.
Hum lug Manila Expedition.
San Francisco, June I.—General Mer
lin has'impressed upon the contractors
who are to supply the brown duck suits
to be worn by tbe soldiers going to Ma
nila the need of haste in filling the
contracts. Double forces of men are
now at work completing the suits.
Sampson has been ordered to cut all
the cables that lead out of Cuba.
The Rattled Admiral and SuntlMgy SnOhl
frnm American Gun.,
Port au Prince, June X.—Yesterjla/
afternoon an American squadron, com
posed of fourteen warships, of which
the cruiser New York displayed the
flag; of Rear Admiral Sampson, and a
number of torpedo boats, began a bom
bardment with heavy guns of the forts
and the harbor of Santiago de Cuba.
The American Are was directed prin
cipally against the forts and the har
bor. The forts of Morro Castle, La
Zocapa and Punta Gorda suffered es
pecially. The cannonading was very
persistent and cannot have failed to b*
destructive. It lasted until 3.15 p. m.
The town, which Is situated near tla
Inner end of the harbor, escaped dam
From the Spanish account it is Im
pt ssible to judge as to the exact merits
of the encounter. The Spanish author
ities maintain strict silence as to the
number of victims, who were apparent
ly numerous.
Vice President of Cuba May lte In Ihc
Hands of the Spnnleh.
Kingston, Jamaica, June I.—lt is now
confidently believed that the Spanish
have captured Dr. Domingo Mendez
Capote, vice president of the provision
al republic of Cuba, and that the fruit
steamer Belvidere, on which ho was a
passenger, was deliberately wrecked by
them by altering x the light on Capo
The Belvidere left here Wednesday
morning with a number of passengers
and was wrecked that night on capo
Muysl. The fruit t-earners KtlitiJrel
and Kingston were expected to lake
off tlie passengers.
The Kthelred, however, has just ar
rived at l'ort Antonio, without any
of the people of the llelvidere.
The Captain reports that he visited
the wreck and found such a condition
of confusion on board the Belvidere as
led him to believe the Spaniards had
swooped down on the vessel after she
had been lured ashore and taken off the
passengers by force.
There were no indications of bad
weather and none had been reported
since Wednesday.
According to early dispatches there
were twenty passengers on the Belvi
dere beside Dr. t'af ote. The si earner
City of Kingston arrived here this
morning and her captain reporud that
he had seen the Belvidere wreck, but
discerned no signs of Jife on fer. It
was then hoped that the Ethelred
would bring news of her. but the arri
val of tliut vessel at Port Aatonix
seems to confirm the supposition that
the Spaniards arc r isponsilif un the
wreck and have captured C . note.
His Telegraphic Communication With
Ma-ll'lrl Destroyed.
Key West, June I.—The St. Raul has
completed the cutting of the Santiago
cables off Cape Maysi. This complete
ly cuts Blanco off from communication
with Madrid.
There were three submarine telegra
phic cables leading out of Santiago de
Cuba, two of them going to Kingston,
Jamaica. These two lines are the prop
erty of the Cuba Submarine Telegrapn
The third line goes eastward to tn*
Mole St. Nicholas, with an intermediate
shore station at Oiiantanamo. All of
these lines are owned by English con
The cables leading out of Ctenfuegos,
where an attempt was made by United
States warships to destroy communi
cation, both touch at Santiago, so that
the work of cutting them could be more
effectually dene at Santiago, where
they touch shore for the last time be
fore Anally leaving Cuba.
The first attempt to cut the cable i
at Santiago was made by the auxiliary
cruiser St. Louiß and the tug Wanipa
tuek on May 11.
The cables leading to Kingston were
cut, but the one to Haytl was not. A
further attempt to destroy this cable
was made at Guantananu on '%• fol
lowing day, but it failed.
Alleged to Contain the Names of Spies In
the United states.
Montreal, May 31.—Lieutenant Jlar
ranza, Senor du Bosc and other Span
iards here are much disturbed. A let
ter which is said to have contained a
list of Spanish spies in the United
States was stolen from their hou.e at
12 Tupper street, Saturday. The entire
city detective force is looking for it.
but it is gone, and is supposed to be
in the United States by this time.
It is understood that Carrunza has
offered SI,OOO for the return of the let
ter. The detectives are now scouring
the city, since until it Is proved that
the Spaniards are guilty of plotting,
they must be protected.
Ambassador Porter Delivers u Speech on
Franco.American Sympathy. .
Paris, May 31.—The annual American
manifestation at the tomb cf Lafayette
took place yesterday. United States
Ambassador Horace Porter and all of
the leading Americans In Paris were
General Porter delivered a speech in
which he dwelt upon the sympathy of
France with the United States.
M. Bartholdi and others made similar
addresses. A banquet was held In the
830,000 for Rebel's Head.
Hong Kong, China, May 31.—The
Spaniards have offered $25,000 reward
for the head of Agulnaldo, the Insur
jent leader, who Is actively drilling the
rebels, preparatory to un attack upon
In reply to the Spanish attempt to
win over Aguinaldo's men the insur
gents are said to have Informed the
Spaniards that they are neutral and
will await events.
Aguinaldo went to Manila with Dew
?y's squadron and was landed to make
connections with the Insurgents. He Is
the most bitter enemy of Spain in the
Philippines, and if he were removed
the rebellion would lose its greatest
• Nothing was heard yesterday of the
two alleged spies who escaped In an
open boat to a waiting schooner. It is
claimed that they are supposed to bo
;he Fort Taylor spies.
. -rir CAIi.Z FLEET
•Ii!i! That JI r- Tlimi Half nt the Vnal,
• ,tr tu!U i't.r righ ing.
V' • u.n, Juna 1. —The frequent
rt '!' . i ni L'.jain. through other
• .11:. • e, to the efcret tliut a formlila
be 1 ect is preparing at Cadiz to sail
for the West indies in aid of Admiral
'.'■■rwi.i causae little apprehension
re. Naval or.hcer.-:, through private
li.- flns of communication, have pretty
mil satisfied themselves that the Cadiz
1. t la a .piipcr licet. In other words,
its oiVonaive power is altogether lllu
s . nary, Mure than half the vessels
whose nanus apptur to frequently 111
the piers dispatches as formidable war
c:r rt. are of antiquated type and in a
stale of disorder. The old Numancia
is an example, she is rated as a bat
tleship of the first class. In her day
she was a battleship, but she has not
a turret nor a sponson. and would be
little more than sport for a modern
ironclad. In addition to being antiquat
ed, most of these vessels are broken
down in engines and boilers. There
are some vessels, although a very few,
at Cadiz, of modern type, but they are
not numerous or powerful enough to
give our navy any serious concern.
Of course It is not to he understood
from this that our naval officers are
neglecting to take precautions against
surprise at Santiago de Cuba. They
have thrown scouts well out to the
eastward of Cuba, so that they may
receive quick notice if any of the Cadiz
fleet was foolish enough to have start
ed a day or two ago for the West in
dies, as is now reported from Europe.
Spaniards at Manila sup'eloned of Hav
ing Poisoned Fish.
Hong Kong, June I.—According to
mail advices to the correspondent of
the Associated Press from Manila, dat
ed May 27, there is serious sickness on
board the United States cruiser Boston.
It is believed that the Spaniards pois
oned the fish.
Rear Admiral Dewey promised to re
frain from bombarding on condition
that the Spaniards refrained from
strengthening their defcncec. On Sun
day. May 22, they were observed violat
ing the pledge, and Admiral Dewey
fired, as a warning. The work was
itopped. Nobody was hurt.
Numerous dispatches congratulating
Admiral Dewey have miscarried.
The anti-British demonstrations at
Manila are intensifying. The queen's
portraits are insulted und ail the for
eigners are preparing to take refuge
at Cavite.
The Colonelcy of n Nebraska lie;-linent
offered t„ trim.
Uincoin, Neb., June I.—w. J. Bryan
yesterday received a message from
Governor Bt< pheni of Missouri offering
him the colonelcy of the new Afissnu-i
regiment now organizing in that state.
Bryan did not accept at once, but tele
graphed to Missouri's governor that he
could not ask for a better command
than one composed of men of the well
known valor of Missourians, but that
ho was not yet at liberty to accept his
Mr. Bryan said privately that he still
had hopes of being placed in command
of the regiment he had organized, and,
as it was through his personal efforts
the silver battalion had been placed in
the field, his first duty lay in that di
rection. "In any event," he added, "I
propose to serve my country in spite of
any injustice from official sources."
The Mysterious Siesiner That the Ban
croft Chased Again Sighted.
Key West, June I.—Within the past
twenty-four hours the same mysterious
Spanish scout steamer which was pur
sued by the Bancroft was seen twenty
miles south of Rebecca Light.
She Is a three-master, with yellow
streaked funnels. She can do fourteen
The scout has not been close enough
to learn what ships are here. A sharp
lookout Is being kept up for her.
Purchased by Hrrat Britain,
Kingston, Jamaica, June I.—The
British government has purchased in
the United States, for delivery here,
120,000 barrels of flour for the army
and navy stores. Tart of the order was
placed with the Consolidated Milling
Company of Minneapolis. The flour
will be transported here by the Atlas
Steamship Company.
Spain Not Seeking Intervention.
Madrid, June I.—ln the cortes Mon
day evening Premier Sagasta declared
that no negotiations whatever were on
foot with any power looking to the con
clusion of peace or Interference with
the United States in behalf of Spain.
There are 8,400 troops at San Fran
cisco in readiness for the second and
third Philippine expeditions.
The cruiser Philadelphia will be rea
dy to go into commission at Mare Is
land navy yard in two weeks.
The government has stopped buying
mules in St. Louis. 12,000 having al
ready been acquired at about 1100
"Lew" Wallace, author of "Ben
Hur," will doubtless be commissioned
by the president as a major general of
A man supposed to be a spy is In
Jail at Fort Jackson. He attempted to
run the guard at the fort and was shot
and seriously wounded.
It was reported at Gibraltar that the
departure of Admiral Camara's fleet
for Cadiz had been delayed by the dis
covery of defects in the torpedo boats.
An official dispatch from Havana
says that two American correspond
ents from Key West, named Whigham
and Robinson, have been arrested near
It was allowed to be stated yesterday
from Key West that the Red Cross
steamer State of Texas, with food on
board, left Key West on May 21, ten
days ago, for Cuba.
The cowboy regiment organized by
Colonel Wood and Colonel Roosevelt
has been ordered from San Antonio to
Tampa in all haste, and it is under
stood that the regiment will go to San
The paymaster's department issued
orders yesterday to pay the soldiers
destined for Cuba and Porto Rico one
month's salary in advance. This will
be paid them as they go on the trans
ports. The soldiers intended for the
Philippines will also be paid four weeks
in advance. This will require more
than 81,000,000.
For Infants and Children.
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I am king of the sea,
And ever shall be.
Always merry, merry as can be.
Chasing those Spaniards with thought
less glee.
When the bugle calls so sweet,
Calls to arms the Spaniards to meet.
I am the son of the sea,
Them Spaniards once more to make
I am happy as happy can be,
When them Spaniards once more I
I'll rake them all night,
But that I'll put 'em to flight.
I am king of the sea.
What more do I want to be ?
Only one thing more for me,
That is to make the last Spaniard flee.
How happy I'll be,
I'll shout with glee.
I truly am son of the sea.
Only one thing more to be.
Them Spaniards to spy,
Then see them fly.
I'll give them plenty of steel,
And hear them yell and squeal.
—Carl M. Quick.
The Veterans at Manila.
The German emperor seems to
have been surprised at the skill as
well as the valor exhibited by the
Americans at Manila. He observed
that "they fought like veterans."
Why not? They are veterans.
Commodore Dewey saw more and
fiercer sea fighting during the civil
war than any German or Spanish
sailor has ever seen. He has worn
the uniform of his country ever since
he was a boy, and been constantly
iu the performance of one duty or
another connected with his profess
ion. If he is not a veteran, where
may one be found? The officers
under him are likewise all trained
men. They know their duties
thoroughly, and, as they have just
shown, are capable of executing
them admirably. Those who op
posed the Spaniards at Manila,
therefore, and crushed them, are
veterans of the best quality.
2ry the COL UMBIAN a year.
Demand for War Toys.
The war with Spain has caused a
strong demand for military toys and
uniforms for children. The factor
ies where such things are made are
running day and night trying to
keep up with their orders. Car
loads of drums, guns, tin swords,
lead soldiers, miniature battleships
and cruisers are shipped from New
York every day to all parts of the
country, and in some of the big
clothing establishments all hands
are at work turning out " soldiers
and sailors" suits for boys from 4
to 14 years of age.
Full of interest and picturesque
was the ceremony of launching in
an American shipyard, the Cramps'
at Philadelphia, the Japanese cruiser
Kasagi. Such a ceremony goes to
strengthen the friendship which
without a break has existed forty
six years between the Uuited States
and the strong young nation of the
orient. The fact that Japan, with
the skill and resources of the marine
architects of the world at her com
mand, comes to the United States
for her warship shows American
naval construction to be even with
the best. It must be confessed that
the Japanese way of christening a
ship is more appropriate and im
pressive than In America, a
lady breaks a l'-*tle of wine over
the new vessel's bows as she slides
down the ways. The Japanese
style is to free six pigeons, sacred
messenger birds, from a cage above
the ship's bow at the moment of
her gliding into the water. Could
n't we have a warship christening
in Japanese fashion ?
The greatest suspension bridge in
the world is the Brooklyn bridge,
which also leads the world in the num
ber of its daily passengers. Its length,
including approaches, is 5,989 feet,
the distance between the towers 930
feet; the weight of the structure is
6,470 tons; its cost was over $15,000,-
000. The bridge cars carry about
45,000,000 people every year.
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roast or chop when business or school
duties are over, and we can cater to
them all. Our stock of prime meats is
unexcelled for quality, and we send
them home in fine shape.
Butter per lb $ ,20
Eggs per dozen .12
Lard per lb 07
Ham per pound ,10
Pork, whole, per pound ,06
Beef, quarter, per pound.... .07
Wheat per bushel j 00
Oats " 3S
Rye " " 50
Wheat flour per bbl 5,; 5
Hay per ton 9 to $lO
Potatoes per bu5he1,......... 100
Turnips " " ,25
Onions " " 100
Sweet potatoes per peck .35
Tallow per lb .05
Shoulder " " .09
Side meat " " .08
Vinegar, per qt ,05
Dried apples per lb 05
Dried cherries, pitted .12
Raspberries ,19
Cow Hides per lb al
Steer " " " ,o|
Calf Skin .80
Sheep pelts .75
Shelled corn per bus .50
Corn meal, cwt 1.25
Bran, " IXO
Chop " , 9 o
Middlings " 1.00
Chickens per lb new .12
" " "old 11
Turkeys " " 12J
Geese " " .14
Ducks " " .08
No. 6, delivered 2.60
" 4 and s " 3.85
" 6 at yard 2.35
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