The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 133, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1898 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN OKLAHOMA
TWfc FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN OKLAHOMA.
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GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, SEPTEMBER 18!>S.
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Colonial Government Taking a
CONSISTS OF FIVE MEMBERS.
Appointed by Spain to G'vt Home
EVACUATION TO CO
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tol Bi'lug Compile*
fort* They tvlll ( or
Hitler Minor Fr
Washington, Sept. -Official dis-
patches received here from Havana
confirm the reports that the colonial
.^government of the island is taking a
hand in shaping the terms on which
the evaluation shall be executed. This,
It Is believed here, may develope some
uew phases in the situation in Cuba.
The colonial government was estab-
lished by Spain shortly before Ihe war
broke out, there being a abinet of five
officers at Havana, and a legislative
body with two houses. It carried out
In a measure the long pending plan of
gMng Cuba home rule by means of an
autonomous government, but while in
name autonomous, It was contended by
the Insurgent element that genuine
home rule was lacking and that this
colonial regime was a continuance of
Spanish domination. It appears, how-
ever, that these colonial authorities are
taking a very active part in the pres-
ent negotiations and that there Is more
or less co-operation between them and
\ the Spanish government. This creates
a condition In which the U. S. must
deal, not only with Spain, but with
those who claim to represent the island
itself, free from Spanish control. The
colonial, or autonomist administration
is very thoroughly organized and can
4 exert much influence. It established a
j regular legation in Washington prior to
the war. with several prominent public
men of Havana on the staff. Its num-
bers in its ranks much of the wealth of
Cuba, and claims to stand for the edu-
:ated classes as against the insurgents
It now seems clear, from *he official
as well as the press reports troin Ha-
vana and Madrid, that the autonomist
element Is taking up the claim first ad-
vanced by Spain that many incidental
questions as to Cuba must be settled
before the evacuation begins, fBut f:he
view among government officials here
is that the Cuban autonomists as well
as the Spaniards, have no Questions #
advance or settle before evacuation is
determined upon. The i/m- and -place
of evacuation is looked upon by the au-
thorities here as the only point Involved
and there is likely to be a ft*ude awak-
ening if the pro-Spanish element, either
.as autonomists or as native Spaniards,
insists upon bringing In the determina-
tion of the Cuban debt, future forms of
government, rates of tariff of WSpain,
and many other subjects, as a pre-
liminary to evacuation. The American
commissioners, will insist on a strict'
adherence to the protocol for an inime- j
diate evacuation of the island, and if '
need be, will submit an ultimatum I
against taking up subsidiary questions
of Cuba's future.
TO WITHDRAW AT ONCE.
While the Cuban colonial government
is thus combining with the Spanish
government In brining forward these
incidental questions yet the opinion was
expressed today by a high diplomatic
officer, based on recent advices from
Havana, that a serious Issue would be
averted, and that the actual avacuatlon
of Spanish troops from Cuba would be-
gin within the next month. But it ap-
pears that the evacuation will <cover a
much longer time than has been antic-
ipated. There are some 100,000 Spanish
troops in the Island. Allowing 1,000 men
on a transport and a vessel leaving ev-
ery day. it would take 100 days, or over
three months for the evacuation. But
the vessels are not available for a trip
every day for 100 consecutive days, t >
that the time for departure would prob-
ably exceed three months.
He Talks as
ASKS FOR A PROTECTORATE
Washington, Sept. 22.—General Law-
ton reports today 14 new cases and two
deaths. His dispatch follows:
Sick, 1,059; fever, 751; new cases 114;
returned to duty, 93. Deaths:
WASHINGTON PHILIPS, sergeant,
company I, Ninth volunteer Infantry;
FKRDEU1CK WILLIAMS, private,
company K, Ninth volunteer infantry;
pernicious malarial fever.
SUCH IS THE VIEWS OF CUBAN
Havana, Sept. 22.—La Lucha. in an
editorial treating upon the question of
the future of Cuba, concludes with
The only difference existing between
ourselves and the Americans is that
they occupy themselves with material
interests and the organisation of pub-
lic wealth, while we write verses on
liberty and sonnets to the moon as a
solution of our very terrestrial prob-
lem. We are supporters and followers
of ideals, and the muses, while they
are staunch dependents upon reality
«*ind earthly things. We pre of heaven
they are of the earth. Victory there-
fore cannot be doubtful, unleas we
change our tastes, ambitions and
Advices from the interior continue
reporting the want and distress exist-
ing among the Cuban troops. Private
subscriptions of money, food, clothes
and medicines are doing what they can
for their relief. In several of the in-
terior towns more hospitals, where the
sick can enjoy at least care and nurs-
ing from gentle, womanly hands, have
Captain General Blanco, amplifying
his decree of Aur. 22, has pardoned 119
persons who were exiled from the is
land for all kinds of crimes.
ASSIGNED TO COMMAND.
HE GOES WITH THE TROOPS TO
San Francisco, Sept. 22.—Orders have
not been received assigning General
Miller to the command of the exped'-
t'onary forces that will sail shortly to
Manila. However, it is concludede that
he will be In command and instructions
to that effect are momentarily ex-
pected. No date can be lix .1 fur the
departure of the troops as it is a mat-
ter depending upon when I he troop
chips can be obtained.
INSURGENTS HOLD MEETINGS
Ko One Kccni* to « arc Wliat They
I>o or Nnj--Order lleliig llroualit
About on the InImuU -Ameri-
cana starting In UiiMiiie *
Ipplnes, business is decidedly brisk in
Manila at present and there is every
indication of the approach of a boom.
The fact that everything has been prac-
tically tied up for th«- past three
months, necessarily occasions an im-
mense amount of extra work, now thaa
the embargo has been removed, but
apart from this the advent of th*
American administration of affairs and
the prospect of its being prolonged In
definitely have lent an Impetus t 'H.ide,
Smooth as a which nothing else could have given it
the channell cleared.
One of the first official acts of the
new administration was to clear the
channel a the mouth of the river Paslg
of the obstructions placed there by the
Spaniards, thereby re-openlng the port
of Manila for commerce. Immediately
after this had been done the fleet of In-
ter-Island steamers which, by an ar-
rangement with Admiral Dewey, had
been anchored out in the harbor and
used as refuse ships by the various con-
sulates. returned to their bet ths at the
I river quays ant. after discharging tfcelr
: passengers, proceeded to relit for their
former occupations pending! the decls-
! ion of the prize court as to their ultl-
| mate fate. This has caused an enor-
mous amount of traffic along the water
front, and both the custom house and
captain of the port office have been
deluged with business for the past ten
I In accordance with the requirements
I of international law no charge has us
yet been made in the customs regula-
tions, hence the tariff in force before
the war is still maintained, and the
coffers of the treasury are being re-
plenished very materially. It was nat-
urally expected that under the regime
the port duties would be considerably
reduced and many merchants laid their
plans accordingly, but In spite of ex-
orbitant duties the demand so far ex-
ceeds the supply that the merchants
are only too glad to get their gouijs
through as fast as they arrive.
Several Americans have already an-
nounced their Intention of embarking
in business and the American bilingual
newspajper is among the possibilities
America Only Intended Cuban
CUBANS HEARTILY COOPERATE
(Correspondence of the Associated
Manila. Aug. 30, (vi i San Francisro,
Sept. 22.)—The onlv impediment In t'.v
way of restoring absolute confidence is
Aguinaldo, who has informed Gov. Gen.
Merritt that in the event of the United
States holding the Philippines perma-
nently, or aL least formally, declaring a
protectorate over it, his followers
would lay down their arms; but until
that time it would not be safe for him
t > do so. While all this Is very plausi-
ble, it is the concensus of opinion
among the English-speaking merchants
nnd residents here that the rebel* and
especially Aguinaldo, are only holding
out In order to be bought. The fact
that one of Agulnaldo's lieutenants is
authority for the statement that an ; in the near future.
agreement has been made with the The re-opening ..f the cable to Hong
Americans by which Aguinaldo is to be Kong and resumption of traflic along
made governor of a province and each : the inter-island telegraph lines has
of his officers to be given minor pnsl- , placed the merchants once more In
tions, provided his troops lay down ; (llrect communication with their agent
but up to the present little news has
Now Freedom is Assured America
is WILLING to BE just.
All <liirMtionN Pertaining to the He-
latioiiM Between Tliat I*. I ami and
tlie lulled MtateN W ill flle fair-
ly Trented--<'u toiu Unties,
and a Currency for Cuba.
their arms, would tend to show that
this opinion has some basis, particular-
ly when Gen. Merritt, upon learning of
been received, the small force of em-
ployed In the local office having been
this statement, said emphatically that imid(,qlmte tn hand|, th„ volum„ of
i messages filed every day.
;the cavite affair.
General Anderson, appointed on Aug.
20, as a board 6( three officers with
Captain Brldgeman, Sixth United
States infantry, as chairman, to 1nves-
secret meetings held.
GEN. SHAFTER TELLS OF THE SANTIAGO
CAMPAIGN AT A REUNION.
Chicago, Sept. 22.—A special to the
Tribune from Constaniine, Mich., gives
the following speech made by Gen.
Shaffer at that place, where he went to
attend the reunion of the 19th Michigan
regiment, of which lie was colonel dur-
ing the civil war:
Gen. Shafter said that when the fleet
had left Tampa It was Intended to land
at 25 miles from Havana and march on
that city. When, however, the fleet put
pack, because of the reported proximity
Df a Spanish squadron, word was re-
ceived from Admiral Sampson that
Santiago could be taken In 24 hours,
and the army sailed for that point.
Gen. Shafter then described in /lis own
characteristic manner the campaign at
Santiago. A ft< r re at hing the t int 4
his story where the Spanish general
offered to surrender, Gen. Shafter con-
cluded as follows:
I said Toral might march out salute
his flag before taking it down and lire
guns and any other ceremonies he
So they took down their flag, fired
their guns, and Sant ago was 4lrren-
dered. It was beautiful and dramatic.
When we raised our flag the officers
took off their hats and our guns sa-
A lot has been "said about lack of sup-
piles. Men who go to war expect to be
short rationed some times. You old sol-
diers here have often had much less to
eat than the soldiers ever did at San-
tiago. My command during the civil
war often drew corn in th cob for a
It was not a question of having sup-
plies, when. If we had had a thousand
wagons, the fearful roads would not
' have let me take it to the front. But
the men had coffee, bread and meat,
i Sometimes they had to pound the eoltt-c
in the rag. but you all did that. Some
of the men omplalned, but they are
good soldiers in spite of that and fought
like heroes when called on. A laigi
I number of men died.
Tents could not be put up because the
I men were In the trenches and tents
• could not be pitched on the firing line.
We stayed longer than we expected
J after the surrender, but had to stay—
j the honor o the government demandei
, it, and we stayed. Five hundred men
: came down every day with sickness,
j and some days 800.
Hut wehad brought the war to a cl?se.
The capture of the fleet prevented fresh
'troops from being brought over, but It
did not stop the war. The surrender of
Toral's army did stop it.
People say we should not have made
that campaign in the summer. What
j else could be done? We had to en 1 the
war and end it quickly. There was I s
, loss of life by 100 per cent than any
, similar invasion. Napoleon returned
i from Egypt with only a remnant of his
army. Of 26,000 men England sent to
this country at the war of the revolu-
1 ti on, 17,000 laid their bones down to
bleach in the soil of the country against
1 which they fought.
Our campaign would have been
frightfully disastrous if it had been
with Aguinaldo upon any subject.
no present solution.
The departure of Gen. Merritt and his
staff for Paris today effectually dis-
poses of further negotiations with the
lnnurrectos for the present whatever tig"ate the recent shooting at Cavite
Inducements may have been held out to The report has since been rendered un-
them secretly, for it is hardly to be ' favora,J,e to the conduct of the Utah
supposed that so delicate a duty would soldiers. All the officers are outspoken
be delegated by Merritt to his deputy. in blaming our soldiers for the shoot-
It is significant that coincident with the ,nK- The *our insurgents soldiers Im-
departure of MaJ. Gen. Merritt, the Plicated in the shooting were court
rebels should have spread the report | martlaled by an insurgent board of of-
that three of Agulnaldo's trusted lieu- j fleers in Cavite. Three were acquitted
tenants have already left for Washing- on the ground of self-defence and one
ton with the intention of reaching the was found guilty and will b - sentenced
capltol ahead of Brig. Gen. Green who to be shot upon the proceedings of the
Is scheduled to leave today on board the court being approved by Aguinaldo.
China* | An invitation was extended to Gen.
Anderson and the other officers sta-
, tioned at Cavite to be present at the
Certain it is that the insurrectos held trial of theprisonerj. Gen Anderson
secret meetings in various parts of the ; will ask that the man be not shot a«
city yesterday fur the purpose of de-; he places the blame upon one of'the
term ning their f uture plan of cam- Utah soldiers.
paign, tJt the result of "their delibera- '
tions was careully withheld from pub-
lication. The ecclesiastical party has
apparently concluded to acceptthe Inev-
itable with the best grace possible un-
der the circumstances. At any rate
neither the archbishop nor any of his
satellites has made the slightest at-
tempt to interfere with the policy
adopted by the new administration, so
far, and unless all signs fail, no such
attempt will be made.
await instructions. Flttn wtfi.-Charles Perry, mayor ot
I Grand Rapids, Dem.
From an American point of view, the I 20th Penna. James Walters of Johns-
situation today is simply one of expee- town, Dem.
tancy, the authorities awaiting instruc- ■ '
tions from Washington, and their sub-
ordinates hoping for relief from their
cnerous duties and a speedy return to
their homes. The Spaniards, firm in
the belief that Manila was surrendered
after the peace negotiations h -d b-> -n
commenced, swagger about the city
with an air of confidence that it will
THAT BRIDGEPORT CORPSE
IDENTIFIED AT LAST.
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 22.—At an
quest held this afternoon by Coronet*
soon be restored to them. The Filipi- 1 Doten, it was fully established by rela-
noa, with characteristic nonchalance, ! tives of Miss Emma Gill, of Southing-
are making hay while the sun shines, [ton, that the body found in Yellow mill
relieving their American friends of pond was hers. Her father and three
their hard earned cash by every con- brothers
ceivable means and Wondering how i and the
much longer their good fortune will permitting them to be exhumed and
continue. What the insurrectos under taken to Southington for Interment.
Undertaker Curtis, of Srtatford, de-
Santlago de Cuba, Sept. 22.—By the
courtesy of General Lawton, the As-
sociated Press correspondent was to-
day afforded an opportunity to peruse
the report issued by custome collector,
Mr. Donaldson, covering the transact-
ions of the custome house at Santiago
during the period between July lfi and
Sept. 1. The report, which was for-
warded to Washington today, deals vo-
luminously with the work of gradual-
ly reorganizing this department of the
The sum of $107,783 was collected dur-
ing the period from various sources,
and payments were made of $13,101 for
sanitary and similar purposes, city po-
lice and municipal salaries, of cus-
tum house officials and miscellaneous
After reviewing the various sources
of revenue. Collector Donaldson esti-
mates the annual Income of the prov-
ince of Santiago at $2,150,000
currency for cuba
The question of a definite, stable cur
rency for Cuba Is dealt with. Duties
at present are paid in gold coin of the
United States, rendering necessary al-
most daily estimates and computations
of comparative values, there being no
medium, and confusion has arisen par-
ticularly In the matter of Interchange-
able value at coins of the two countries
Attempts haVe been made by local fin-
anciers to secure a conventional agree-
ment that Spanish silver be exchang-
ed for American coin on a basis of two
to one, but as the Interchangeable
value and exchange value of the re-
spective coins do not correspond, the
atempts have not resulted in even tem-
As a preliminary step to disposing
of the matter, it will recommend that,
as soon as practicable, authorltive in-
structions be issued that dunes be col-
lected as entirely in American gold.
The revenue collected has been found
sufficient to cover all the administra-
tive expenses of Santiago thus far
.'n the archives of the office are avail-
able for the increased, unexpected, ex-
traordinary expenses. These resources
are estimatd at $165,000 yearly for San-
tiago city, and for other towns in the
province at $18,550. The report closes
with a manifest of the numerous re-
sources of public revenue. The sirns
authorlzely ccollected an* duly ac-
counted for would more than suffice o
support in an adequate manner all the
I expenses of administering the prov-
1 Jnce, even if the rates of assessment
I were reduced, in view of the impov-
erished condition of this portion of the
island. The lower rates of duty speci-
fied in the schedules prescribed have
resulted In greater revenue receipts
during th jeriod covered by the report
than were found in the record of of-
fice during the corresponding period,
under the Spanish regulations.
With reference to Cuban affairs, Vice
President Capote said:
"When the war between the United
States and Spain was declared the
Aguinaldo think of the situation, 11
one seems to know or care.
order being restored.
The herculean task of restoring order
from the chaos due to the shiftlessness
of the Spaniards, is slowly, but surely
being accomplished by the American
officers detailed to undertake it. The
brunt of the dirty work is borne by
Brig. Gen. MacArthur whose duties as j
military commander and provost mar-
shal. general of Manila, are as multi-
tudinous and far-
the odious k<
knowledge as to the future of the Phil-
,,, 1 government decided unanimously t«) as-
'?T , rumain3 ! Blflt and co.opera„. wlth th. Americans
coroner haa Issued an order j to 8e(.ure th„ ,ndependcnc(! „r Culm de_
signaling me to act as a special envoy
: to see President McKinley with regard
j to the best methods to make th.i co-
1 operation most effective. Though I
1 y : was not received officially, with the
dny president's consent I saw several mem-
bers of his cabinet and my efforts for
the establishment of freindly relations
and regular communication with the
United States resulted favorably. I had
no difficulty in arranging th<* neces-
sary particulars of this relation. Al-
though formal recognition of the Cu-
ban government was not given nn
lbe Ko> i*l in I tic hiqbrit grad* b«kinq powder
kntmn. Actual testa show it w>- ■ umt
Ulird further Itoa anr wtber b.and.
nies that Charles A. Plumb, of that
town, now under arrest for complicity
in the crime, has had the
wagon or team owned by him for the
last three months.
Plumb is still in custody, but what
evidence the police have to connect
him with the case they refuse to di-
vulge. Late this afternoon the poll', e
arrested Harry Guilford, son of Dr.
Nancy Guilford, as he was attemptin g
the ' - -
far-reaching as those of sunt Blrminah "m r'^i \ . e I nevertheless the President and other
ko in ,he "Mikado." Liutelv tT 1 '' "r,il ' ■ that ih- l.ndv „f men
e lack of any definite "V * «rd concerning the „.hll.h , represented the
He Arrives There on His Tout
REPORT OF AN INTERVIEW.
Says the Newspapers are Prone to
DOES NOT APPRECIATE PROBLEM.
returned to Cuba I found that my com-
patriots were perfectly willing to help
In any way to carry out the policy
which the United States set forth In
the act of congress relative to the war.
The Cubans under arms have been
obedient to the Cuban government as
constituted, and the government has
felt that It not only owes a duty to
the army, but to the Cuban people who
have upheld its supremacy, and that it
should not dissolve, now that the Amor
lean government has achieved a noble
victory, without leaving to the army j V ti !'
that for three years has been obedient I adlor °eneraI Boynt'
to It. the pjroperty Intrusted to It. !
In relations to the necessities arising 1
under somewhat peculiar circum-
stances. as far as possible, the Cubans
through this government, are endeav-
oring to settle Justly all the questions
pertaining to the relations between
them and the Americans.
The 1 nlted States government has
taken complete control of afTalrs In
this province and Is, I believe con-
ducting them In the right spirit. My
own fear is that if the Cuban govern-
ment as It is now constituted. Is left
out of all consideration, and If author-
ity Is taken away from It, the Ameri-
can government, by Ignoring Its auth-
ority before its people, may perhaps,
find it more difficult to settle the prob-
lem of establishing a permanent gov-
An Annj <if Volunteers Had
to l r Formed, r.qulpmenta Fur-
■1 iolied and 4>uiim Provided In
Kfthort Order -Will Hold la
com potent Ofllecrft.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 22.—Secret
tary Alger, who arrived last night,
was astir early today. About 9 o'clock
•cretary, accompanied by Brig-
left for Chick-
amatiga Park, where they spent tha
day in a critical inspection of the hos-
pitals over which there has been so
much controversy. Before leaving
Chattanooga General Alger said
eminent among the people who have
looked to the Cuban government as the
ARRIVES IN SPAIN.
HE IS NOT IN LOVE WITH THE
MINISTER of MARINE.
Madrid, Sept, 22-The marked cool-
ness of Admiral Cervera and his offi-
cers toward the minister of marine,
Senor Aunon, is much commented upon
here. Senor Aunon and his staff. In unl-
party at the rail road depot. The ad-
miral halted before the minister, sal-
uted and said stiflly "I am at the or-
ders of your excellency. I shall pre-
sent myself at the ministry today as
is my duty."
The admiral then started to leave af-
ter embracing Capt. Eulate, the for-
mer commander of the Vlzcaya, and
Ills other comrades.
The minister of marine offered the
use of his carriage to admiral Cervera
but the latter declined to accept It and
entered another carriage.
In an Interview, the admiral said he
had a clear conscience regarding San-
tiago. Nations, he said grew greater
by their victories and not by their de-
feats. however gloroius they might be.
Spain had lived In a dream and she
now had to face reality. The admiral
added that his warships were not de-
stroyed In battle but by fire.
General Toral. the Spanish com-
mander who surrendered his forces at
Santiago De Cuba, has also movd
here. He did so without attracting any
attention. He is now sick In bed.
sot,ast: sails for porto nico.
New York. Sept., 22-The United
States ship, Solace, which Is loaded ta aml Jaeksonvlll . returning to Was hi
'The press has been disposed to ex-
aggerate the condition of some of the
camps and things have been cahrgetS
against the war department which
were untrue and unwarranted. I
want the facts, and all the facts to
come out, and have nothing to with-
hold from the public. The great trouble
has been that the people have not ap-
preciated the Immense problem of the
forming of an army of 250,000 volun-,
teers without arms and without the1
necessary equipments. The Spanish
war came on us almost like a bolt from
a clear sky, and it found every #>ranch
of the war department unprepared^or
the task of squipplng and handling
sueh a vast number of untrained men.
"For a time there was difficulty In
furnishing supplies and equipment Mr
the troops, but that was to he expect-
ed.There may have been some incom-
petent officers, generals and colonels,
In charge of some of the camps, and If
such is found to be the case they will
be held strictly to account for their
misdeeds. If there are any command-
ing officers who are now incompetent
or who fail to put their camps In first-
class condition and keep Ihem that
way, I propose that they shall be re-
placed by men who are competent and
who will see that perfect sanitary con-
ditions are established and malntln-
Secretary Alger and party were giv-
en a dinner tonight by prominent citi-
General Alger stated that he wag
firmly convinced of the original health-
fulness of Chlckagauga park, but that
It had ben rendered temporarily un-
healthy by the long occupation of the
army. He intimated that the soldiers
now in camp In this latitude will b«
moved south on the approach of cold-
Col, Lee replied to the charges
made by Generals Wiley, Sanger and
Colonel Leonard and others against
his department and denied In most em-
phatic terms every charge made. Ha
characterised the charges as absolute-
ly false and said this would be clearly
shown by an official Investigation,
which he most cordially Invited.
Th.- party left for Huntsvllle at 10:?0
•lock and will visit Annlston. Atlan-
with stores for the army at Porto Rico
and has on board a number of officers
who win relieve others <>n the island;
RETAIL DRTTGGI8TS KICK.
Chlcoga, Sept., 22 Retail druggists
of this city have Issued calls to the re-
tall drug trade all over the country
for the organization of a national or-
ganization at Washington to cast off
the burden of the war tax Imposed up-
on the retailers by the wholesalers.
ingtou next Wednesday.
noted inventor DEAD.
Paducah, Ky., Sept., 22—Major I. P.
Girardey, a confederate veteran, aged
70 years, died here tnhlght. He was
born In France and spent most of his
life at Augusta. Ga. He Invented the
Girardey fuse, to explode shells. For
his invention he received $50,000 for *
one fifth interest during the war. His
invention was successfully used In tha
CAPTAIN GENERAL AUGUST! TELLS
HIS DIFFICULTIES AT MANILA.
)f thousands 1
Has No Equal as an Infant Food.
"INFANT HEALTH SENT FREE.
government in the minds
of Cubans, and was tin
voice of thousands of men then und
arms, and of practically all those who
were in sympathy with the revolu-
cuba will settle.
The result of this conference was that
I was assured that the United States
would co-operate directly with those
at the head of affairs In Cuba for the
attainment of the object of the war.
This contented me, as I felt that the
Cubans would receive all the necessary
assistance from the Americans to es-
tablish a permanent and stable gov-
ernment, whether the Cuban govern-
ment was recognized or not. When I
Madrid, Sept. 22.—Gen. AugustI, the
former captain general of the Philip-
pine islands, who has Just arrived at
Votorla, Spain, from Manila, In an in-
terview is quoted as discussing the
Philippine question in an Interesting
j manner. He is alb ■: 1 to hive said:
I "Before I left Spain 1 knew the situa-
tion In the Philippines was grave.
Senor Moret remarked to
war with the I*. S. broke out there
1 would be a terrible state of things,
j Continuing, (Jen. AugustI, describing
• ' y. I think I have done my curry as *
soldier and a Spaniard."
The ministerial newspapers protest
against the supposition that the U. S.
will keep th.* Philippine islands They
maintain that Spain's rights to these
• sltua- I islands are incontestable and that sh
grave. Is "resolved to defend her rights wuh
that if the greatest energy."
The government papers also contend
that the terms of the peace protocol
infirm Spain's right to the Island of
1 Admiral Montejos fleet as some "old 1 Luzon and the rest ->f the Philippine
wooden ships.' and said they •came to Islands, and they declare that if the U.
I Manila practically pursued by Dewey, s. bases Its claim In humanity and < ir-
| "Dewey repeated his summons to stir- lllzation, Spain will prove that there Is
render and I again refused. Dewey • no higher civilisation in any of the col-
then bombarded the town and Manila > onles than Spanish colonies in Asia,
surrendered. But, considering my pres- The rumor that the Rothschilds are
ence 110 longer necessary I asked the to lend Spain a large sum of money
government for permission to go heme, when the treaty is signed are denied
as my position had become by 110mean-* 1 here
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Greer, Frank H. The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 133, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1898, newspaper, September 23, 1898; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc123606/m1/1/: accessed August 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.