The Daily Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 10, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 3, 1898 Page: 1 of 8
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TIE FIPST PAPER I UBL1SHED IN OKLAHOMA.
(il'TIIIME. OKLAHOMA, MAY ISMS.
The End is Expectej to bs Reached
Ifl DEWEY TO BE COMMISSIONED REAR ADMIRAL.
f Moblization of All Western Troops At San Francisco-
European Powers Urging Spain to Treat tor
Peace-However the Queen Regent
Insists On War.
From the State Capital Bureau,610 14th St.
Washington, May 3.—Our fighting squadron off Havana is preparing or action,
no less decisive and inspiring than the brilliant victory at Philippine islands Sun-
day. The policy of the government is one of aggressive action and the end which
is expected to be reached soon, will ue the loss to Spain of Cuba, Porto Rico and
the Philippines, and the practical destruction of her navy, unless she surrenders
to avoid further conflict and disaster at sea.
TO BE REAR ADMIR--L. the matter except to say: "It s what
FromtheSta te Capital Bureau, 61014th St. WHS t0 b* expected frum Dewey."
Washington, May 3.—The cable to M.i- Non*- of the officers on the squadron
nlla has been cut and definite Inform.tlon p'" 'ny fai,h ,n the alll'K' J movement
to Purto Rico of the Spanish squadron
meagre. Admiral Dewey yesterday de-
frum the Cape Verde Islands. They say
mantled of Capt.* General August! the sur- „ WuUl(1 be a fa[al su,p for gpain an(J
render at all warlike stores and the en- that Spaniards have too much sense to
tire stock of coal in charge of the gov- move far from their own coast. Some
fear is expressed however, that t.ie fleet
may try to intercept the Oregon and Ma-
rietta, but it is also argued that if they
money levy would .be made upon ManUa. | (,Q tfK,y wm hnve .., „an, n0 mat.
t apt. General August! telegraphed the ter how strong they may be in number.
Madrid government for authority to com-! As the more definite news of Dewey's
0. . success came there was great jubilation. I
ply with the ultimatum. 1 he Spanish
ernment officials wiihln
hours. The ultimatum its:
rted that no
Kindkbergr* ; pay inspe -t.>r, D. A.
Smith; t hief - ng n r, J. Kruwist" :
assistant engine : s, E. H. Delany and
J. F. Marshall, Jr.; -haphtin, J. B. Fra-
| z r; aptain of marines. W. P. r.ldd'
gunner, L. J. G. Kuhlwein; carp nt- :,
\V. MacI* >naId; a ting I. ats.vain, E.
ITnite 1 Stat -s St> unship Raleigh—
I Captain, J, iCoghlari; li >ut*nant-com-
mander, F. Singer; lieutenants, W.
Winder, II. Tappan, H. Rodman, C. B.
M Tgan; ensigns, F. L. Chadwi k, P.
Babin; surgeon, K. H. Mars'-Her; as-
sistant surgeon, D. X. Carpenter; past
assistant paymaster, S. R. Heap; chief
engineer, F. H. Bailey; past assistant
engineer, A. S. Halstead; assistant en-
gineer, J. R. Brady■; first lieutenant of
marines, T. C. Tread well; acting gun-
ner, CJ. I). Johnstone; acting carpen-
ter, T. E. Kiley.
IT. S. S. Boston—Captain, F.Wildes;
lieutenant commander, J. A. Norris;
lieutenants, J. Gibson, W. L. Howard,
ensigns, s. S. Robinson, L. H. Everhart,
J. S. Dodridge; surgeon, M. H. Craw-
ford; assistant surgeon, R. 8, Blake-
man; paymaster, J. R. Martin; chief
engineer, Q. B. Ransom; assistant en-
gineer, L. F. James; first lieutenant of
marines, R. M. McDutton; gunner, J.
C. Evans; carpenter, O. H. Helton.
IT. S. S. Baltimore—Captain, N. M.
I>yer; lieutenant commander, G, Block-
linger; lieutenants, W. Braunersouther,
A. G. Winterhalter, F. W. Kellogg. J.
M. Ellicott, C. S. Stan worth; ensigns,
G. H. Hayward, M. J. McCormack;
naval cadets, D. W. Wurtsburgh, I. Z.
Wettenzell, C. M. Tozer, T. A. Karney;
passed assistant surgeon, F. A. Hesler:
assistant surgeon, R. K. Smith; pay in-
spector, E. Bellows; chief engineer, A.
Kirby; assistant engineers, H. B.
Price, H. I. Cone; naval cadet (engin-
eer), C. P. Burt; chaplain, T. S. K.
Freeman; first lieutenant of marines,
D. Williams; acting boatswain, H. R.
Bray ton; gunner, L. J. Connelly; car-
penter, O. Bath.
Was Under Farragut
In the Early 1
On Konr.l ti..- MUol.Kipi.i HI win-
Took J'nrt in Knrri.ig an I ..trailer
«o Hi.- Klvrr.
>• w. y Is
ut his ct,
• .trn si.'
modore D vs . y
He belongs in
pointed to the
state in Sent, m
er. when ho w;
aboard the ste,
cruise in th
The Brooklyn was the first ship to carry
Commodore Dewey's flag and ihrough the
inflamed condition of the populace. Dew- Assoclttted Press these messages were
ey then bombarded Manila and Philippine sent:
forts. The inhabitants all along the sea! "To Dewey: The Brooklyn, which first
coast Philippine cities have left for the !flew yuur " *• "> victory.
"OFFICERS AND CREW."
"To Dewey: The Flying Squadron says
The president has practically decided to 110 , e Aglatlc 8quadron: ,Bully, boyB..
send the troops from tTie Pacific states Congratulations. "SCHLEY.""
to the Philippines to preserve order. An It was with great difficulty that the
order for the mobilization of all the Pa-;m<,n ™ulrt be restrained from outbursts
enthusiasm. when the bulletins of the
Associated Press were posted forward,
government has been refused owing to the
ciflc coast troops at San Francisco will
be issued today.
, The president will commission Commo-
dore Dewey rear admiral as a mark of
appreciation of his courageous services.
FromtheStateCapital Bureau,CIO 141h St.
and Commodore Schley said that if the
official news was as good as the Associ-
ated Press he would let the men yell
The Bancroft arrived here at 1 o'clock
on her way to Key West. She wi. be
joined here by her commander, Richard
Clover. Commodore Schley today wuh-
Washington. May 3—The European pow-
I drew his order for a night patrol of small
ers are bringing pressure to bear on Spain ' ,. . . r,
^ 1 j steam cutters, .and assigned the Scorpion,
to treat for peace, claiming that Spanish under Commander Marix, to that duty,
honor has been vindicated. The queen J She is heavily armed and very fast,
regent still insists that war shall be con- I Chicago, May 3.—A special to the News
General Weyler will be sent to
CHEERS FOR DEWEY.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE FLY-
On Board the Flagship Brooklyn, off Ft.
Monroe, Va.. May 3.—Before the newspa-
per boy brought the speecial editions wit.i
news of the battle of Manila on board
yesterday morning, those who slept until
8 o'clock were awakened by the sharp
report of guns. With the exception of
the morning and evening guns, always
expected, any explosion creates excite-
ment now, and this was the case today
until it was learned that the Scorpion
which has joined the squadron was fir-
ing a salute. The salute was returned,
and then came the newspapers contain-
ing the Associated Press dispatches of
Dewey's victory. From stoker to com-
modore every man in the squadron knew
Washington, May 3,—Following is the
roster of the Asiatic squadron:
Acting Rear Admiral George Dewey,
commander-in-chief; Lieutenant T. M.
Brumby, flag lieutenant; Ensign H. H.
Olympia, flagship—Captain, Charlts
j V. Gridley; lieutenant commander, S.
of the victory within an hour and there j c pajne; lieutenants, C. Ci. Calkins,
was the sreatest excitement. Officers y. S. Nelson, Ci. g. Morgan, W. <!.
and men went at the routine work with [ Miller and S. M. Strite; ensigns. M. M.
Taylor, F. B. Upham, W. P. Scott and
[from Washington says: "When Admiral
Jouett, retired, learned of the nava. en-
gagement at Manila, he expressed him-
self in terms of the highesi praise con-
cerning the valor of our sailors.
" 'It was a glorious victory,' he said.
'There was no more uashing and gallant
seaman in the world than Commodore
Dewey. If I were in autnority 1 would
today promote him to be an admiral. I
would telegraph it and let the whole world
know that this country instantly recog-
nizes valorous serivce.' "
ffSSTER" OF OUR SQUADRON.
COMMODORE DEWEY ACTING AS
lenthusiasm. Knots of those off duty dis<
Trussed the meager details and nearly ev
ybody said, "1 told you so."
oramodore Schley refused to
A. G. Kavanaugh; medical inspector,
A. F. Price; passed assistant surgeon,
J. E. Page; assistant surgeon, C. P.
CYCLONE IN TEXAS.
FOUR PEOPLE KILLED AND MANY
Canadian, Texas. May 3.—(Special.)—At
£•10 o'clock Suud;.;. morning i, cyclone
strut k the town of Mobeetie. the county
seat of Wheeler- county, in the Panhan-
dle of Texas, and almost totally destroy-
ed the town. Four people were killed
outright, three were fatally injured and
fifteen were painfully hurt, 'j ne coun.y
buildings were destroyed and property
damage amounts to $35,000. The town is
Inland from Canadian about thirty miles,
and has a population of about 200. The
JOHN STOCK ER.
MRS. H. WRIGHT.
MRS. RUFUB KITCHEN.
Fatally injured are:
FIRE NEXT DOOR CAUSES THEA-
San Francisco, Cal., May 3.-Toward
the close of the operatic performance by
Mme. Melba, in the California Theatre
last night, the bursting of a steam pipe
in the adjoining building, occupied as the
headquarters of the nre department,
caused a quick fire.
The old wooden building was soon in a
blaze, and the people in the crowded the-
atre, seeing through the windows the re-
flection of the flames, disregarded the re-
assuring statements of the management,
and attempted to rush from the building.
A panic followed, in which many women
fainted, but miraculously none were ser-
iously injured. The audience was com-
posed of the most fashionable people in
the city, and many valuable ornaments
were lost. Ladies in their wild attempts
to escape from fancied danger, left furs,
bonnets, wraps and jewelry. These were
trampled under foot and many valuables
Mme. Melba fainted on the stage. The'
fire department building was gutted, as
was also the St. George stables. The dam-
age to the theatre was slight, caused by
smoke and water. Loss. $15,000.
M ty 3.—C mm i lore (!•• rye
Id warrior of the navy, who
•ning of rire a oard the old
Lssissippi, under Farrngut,
fcrly ti.i s of the civil war. Coin-
now about til years old.
rmont, and he was ap-
he naval academy from that
'ember, 1 4. Four years lat-
was graduated, he was sent
ste..ni frigate Wabash for a
Mediterranean. Dewey got
ion as lieutenant on April 19,
1861, eight days after Fort Sumpter was
fired upon, : :j«1 he was immediately as-
signed to join the M.^sissippi and do duty
with the \\ « st Gulf squadron. He was
on the Mississippi when# she toofe part
with Farragut's other vessels in forcing
an entrance to the Mississippi river, and
again when the fleet ran the gauntlet of
fire from the forts below New Orleans in
April, 1862, and forced the surrender of
that city. The ship he was in belonged
to Captain Bailey's division of the fleet
which attacked Fort St. Philip.
The hottest fight that the Mississippi
ever engaged in was her last one. and
this was perhaps as hot as any of the
war. In March. 18G3, the fleet tried to
run by the Confederate batteries at Port
Hudson. Some of the ships got as far
as a narrow part of the channel, where
they met land batteries almost muzzle
to muzzle, and then they were forced to
retreat. The ^...ssissippi uid not get as
far as this. A foggy day had been chos-
n for the attempt, and i]/.r was soon'
made more obscure by the smoke • f bat-
tle, and amid this the Mississippi lost her
bearings and ran ashore.
Her officers found that she i.ad struck
ist under the guns of a battery in i. e
m.-dle of the line of fortification and one
of the strongest of the lot. In half an
hour twanty-five shots struck the vessel
and she was rid.11".] from • nd to end.
Ih. Ro « l is the hiqft***t grade baking powder
known. A. tu«l tests allow it gr 0no-
third further tti&n on> utber b. gcd.
T.'ie Senate Acts Favcrbly cn His
THE APPOINTMENT SATISFACTORY.
- •«rc*rrq cn., new vouk.
e Henute A Imo Confirmed the
\omination of Uni, .1. t'reneli
to be Iteeeiver of Public
Monej at Alva.
II.-The senate ha
era! vessels in the last twenty years, and
new has charge of the Baltimore.
< aptain Joseph 15. Coghlan was born in
Kentucky and appointed from Illinois. He
graduated in 180. H
years later, and was .
ship Brooklyn, when
was promoted two
signed to tlie flag-
wnere he served .or two
i executive officer of the
and on the steam .- gate
commands th. Jta-
Pawnee in ISC
Guerriere in is i^.
Commander Benjamin J-. Lamberton.
the second ranking officer of his class In
the navy and at present cummandlnit
the Boston, was horn in Pennsylvania
and graduated from the nava academy
promoted to the rank
mmander in 1885, and from 1^88 to
1S89 was commandant of the Norfolk na-
yard. He then commanded the train-
ing ship Jamestown for two years, and
went to the bureau of yards and
Commander Asa Walker of the Concord
has been in the naval service since No-
vember 21, 1862. He is a native of New
Hampshire. March 12, 18«&. he was made
an ensign; March L'C, IN*, a master; March
21. 1870, a lieutenant: December 12, 1884, a
lieutenant commander, and April. 18!«4. a
i.fteen years at sea and eighteen years
"in ma nde
"mmander, an .
t sea and eighteen
: •• -iai duty. II. wa.-
ord May 22, last.
Commander Os< .tr \
f ti shore
d to the ( \.
French, to be reviewer of pub-
at Alva; William T. Walker,
in agent at the Ki<>\\,i agency.
ting her on lire. S'
loss Of the crew and
ed off. a\ 1, blazing
bursting shells, m i.- (
er, until finally the f
azines. ^ 1 her car.
born in T. >
rs at sea and
own the riv-
ied her mag-
ende d in one
gunboat Agawam .-f Die N<
scjuadron and he took part
attacks made c n Port Fishe
ber, 1M4, and January, 1865.
180fi, he got his comm:'
commander, and as such
in the two
1865. in March,
ion as lieutenant
d «.n th<
famous old Kearsarge and c n ,.ie ('(do-
rado, the flagship < f the European scjua-
dron. until 1868, when he was sent
service to the naval academy. His first
command was in 1870, when he had the
Narragansett, doing special duty. He
becamea commander in Anril, 1872, and
still on the Narragansett making surveys
of the Pacific until 1876, wnen he was
made a lighthouse inspector and la
secretary of the lighthouse board,
commanded the Juniata in the Asiatic
station in 1882-83 and in September, 18H4
was made a captain and put in charge ol
the Dolphin, one of the four vessels which
formed the original "white Squadron.
The following year he was sent to com-
mand the flagship Pensacola on the Eu-
ropean squadron and he stayed there un-
til 1888, when he became the chie. of the
bureau of equipment and recruiting, with
the rank of commodore. This place he
held until 1893. when he was made a mem
ber of the lighthouse board. He got his
commission as commodore on February
28, 1896, and at about the same time was
made president of the board of inspection
and survey. This place he held until be
was placed in command of the Asiatic
station in January of this year.
Captain Charles V. Gridley was born in
Indiana, and appointed from Michigan,
graduating in 1863. and being assigned to
the steam sloop Oneida, where he served
for two years. He was at the battle of
Mobile bay, and at the close of the war
was ordered to the Brooklyn, the flagship
of the, Brazil squadron, where he served
for two years. He commanded the Mar-
ion. and is now commanding the Olympia.
He was made a captain in *«arch, 1897.
Captain Nehemiah M. Dyer .va« born in
Provincetown. Mass.. in 1839. served in the
merchant service from the age of 14 to 20.
enlisted and served in the Fourth battal-
ion of rifles, Massachusetts volunteers
and was with Banks' division, army ol
the Potomac. In April. 18ti2. he was ap-
pointed an acting mate in the navy. He
was made a lieutenant in the reguiar ar-
my in 1868, and a few moni.is afterwards
was promoted. « He has commanued s
We Don't Know Why They Do It, But They Do
OFFER WORTHLESS IMITATIONS OF
With the asBurtirice that they nre "ju*t an f/ood."
Don't be Imposed upon! Get the Genuine for Your Pains!i
on shore or special duty.
Commander Edward P. Wood of the
Peirel is from Ohio. He took charge of
the P- trel December 16. 1896. and on July
13, 1*97, was raised to the grade of com-
mander. He has been eighteen years at
sea and fifr-en years on other duty.
Captain Daniel B. Hodgson command-
ing the McCulloh is a native of New
York. In his thirty-six years' service
Captain Hodgson has spent twenty-four
years and fourteen months on Atlantic
coast stations, seven and a half years on
the lakes, two and a half years on the
Pacific, including nine months in Alaska
and six years on life saving duty.
AUSTRIA'S VEILED HAND.
NO DOUBT ABOUT HER SECRETLY
Vienna. May 3.—At last the veiled hand
of Austria comes to light. It is stated
as positively as can be that Austria is
secretly aiding Spain. Greece is about to
sell her three finest warshi|s to this gov-
ernment, to be transferred to Spain in
lieu of some petty obligation of long
standing. These negotiations are being
conducted in the most secret manner,
despite all denials to the contrary. Infor-
mation is gotten from a source so high
as not to permit of doubt.
The negotiations are being conducted
through a fourth party, a Vienna firm of
ship, brokers, but this is only another veil
to conceal the concrete truth. This firm
is to pay 45.000,OoJ marks. This firm is
ac ting with the consent o Francis Joseph
and his cabinet and will later turn these
vessels over to Spain in a most diplomat-
ic manner. The truth is out, however,
and can no longer be denied. Austria,
and all other European countries as well,
possibly excepting Great Britain and
Russia, are unfriendly to the American
government, as subsequent events will
The Maria Theresa. ^Ausrria's largest
torpedo ram cruiser, is being equipped for
Cuban waters. T.iere is an exchange of
ideas going on between the cabinets on
the subject of instituting a permanent
international prize court.
Notwithstanding all the diplomatic su-
avity existing today, it is a fact that Au-
stria is against us.
INDEBTEDNESS CLEARED UP.
COMMISSIONERS PUT THE COUNTY
IN SPLENDID FINANCIAL
The application f the board <f county
commissioners of Logan county to bond
the outstanding indebtedness of the coun-
ty. was heard by jadg« Burford yester-
day in the district c >urt. The applica-
tion was for bonding the outstanding
judgment indebtedness In ..ie sum of
$18,000 which was granted by the court.
The bonds are for twenty years. This
practically cleans up the indebtedness.
These bonds and the cash in and to come
in will take up practically all the float-
ing debt. The county commissioners are
to be commended for the wise financial
policy which has brought this about.
THE OREGON SAFE.
SHE IS REPORTED TO HAVE AR-
RIVED AT RIO.
Washington, May 3.—Cable messages
received in this city from private sour-
ces in Brazil announce the arrival of
the battleship Oregon at Rio and that
the gunboat Marietta Is expected there
tomorrow. There is no doubt that,
in accordance with naval regulations,
Captain Clark, commanding the bat-
tleship. and the senior officer of the
ve ssel has also reported the fact of his
arrival at the Brazilian seaport to the
Having knowledge of the safety of
the warships in Brazilian waters, the
officials have ceased to pay any partic-
ular attention to the- torpedo gun vessel
Temerario, flying -the Spanish flag,
which is still reported to be at La Pla-
ta, Argentina. It is possible, however,
that Spain will now have to concern
herself about the Temerario. as there is
some discussion in naval circles as to
ti:, advisibility of sending one of the
•ten-, l-wiir at Rio Janeiro back t
Aral and d stro.v the Spanish ship. The
probabilities are. however, that just as
so.m as the Oregon and Marietta haw
'•'••aied they will continue on their way
tt. Key West in accordance' with the
plan by the naval war board.
Considerable satisfaction was ex-
pressed by naval experts on hearing of
th- arrival of the American vessels,
and the excellent run they made around
the Horn. The Oregon left Callao, Pe-
ru, on April 7, and upon her arrival at
Punta Arenas, joined the gunboat Ma-
rietta. which had gone to that point
from Valparaiso, where she had coal-
ed. After taking on board a supply of
fuel at Punta Arenas, which they
reached cm April 17, the ships started
on their way to Rio. The' distance from
Callao to Rio is 5.095 miles, so that the
average speed maintained was 10.8
knots per hour.
In view of the fact, however, that
the Oregon and Marietta were detain-
ed a couple days at Punta Arenas tak-
ing on coal, naval experts say it is ev-
ident that a speed of more than 11
knots was made by the Oregon. In
accordance with instructions sent him
by the state department, Minister Bry-
an undoubtedly has made all arrange-
ments for coaling the American men-
of-war and that they will be ready to
sail by Monday at the latest. The
dynamite cruiser Nictheroy may ac-
company the Oregon and the Marietta
to Key West, tilough this is not at all
certain in view of the possibility that
the department has other work cut out
for the Oregon to perform before that
vessel arrives at Key West.
Coming to the states from Rio, Cap-
tain Clark will ke*ep in cable communi-
cation with the department, so that a
junc ture between the Oregon and other
naval vessels o.an be effected without
delay in case information should be re-
ceived that the Spanish fleet is coming
to Porto Rico, and it should be deemed
desirable to send all the armored men-
of-war in order to crush the Spanish
force.. It is supposed by department
officials that just as soon as the Ore-
gon dropped anchor in Rio Janeiro har-
bor th*' fact of her presence was at once
cabled to Madrid by the Spanish min-
ister to Brazil. In view of the* depart-
ure of the Spanish fleet yesterday from
St. Vincent, it is not believed that an
attempt will be made to meet the Ore-
gon and Marietta, although this can-
not be stated definitely. Before reach-
ing home waters the American ships
have 4,500 miles to cover, so that they
cannot possibly arrive at Key West
under 17 days.
IN ORDER TO SAVE Hi. NECK FROM
Fort Scott. Kan.. May 3.—Geo. E. Bow-
man. an associate editor of the Appeal
to Reason, a Socialist paper, published
at Girard. and who was the Socialist can-
didate fur lie utenant governor of Rhode
Island two years ago. has been compelled
t« flee from Girard to save his life from
a mob of citizens inc ensed at an arti- le
he wrote for the paper.
While sitting in the newspaper of ti • he
was notified by a friend of the approach
of the mob. which had a hemp rope, in-
tending to hang him He escaped through
the rear door and ran to this city, a dis-
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