The Weekly Capital. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, January 24, 1896 Page: 1 of 8
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THE WEEKLY CAPITAL
SUCCESSOR TO THE TELEPHONE
TAHLEQUAH. !. T„ FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 1896.
$1.00 PER YEAR.
Rumor That Spain Has Sold
Her Cuban Interests to
Which Means, if True, That
Uncle Sam Will Take a
Hand in the Matter.
preparing to resist the transfer
of the island, and that the flying
squadron is coming to American
waters to be ready for the war
with the United States that will
inevitably follow the attempted
cession of Cuba,.
Dispatches from various cities
in Florida report that the troops
are gathering and that the war
fever is higher now than the day
after President Cleveland's Ven-
ably for a long cruise, as no tor-
pedo boats have been commis-
sioned to accompany it.
Cuba's New Governor.
Madrid, Jab. 21,—General Val-
erno Weyler has accepted the
appointment of the governor-
ship of Cul a. He will sail for
that island Friday.
W .I\ Thompson.
W. W. Hastings.
Thompson & Hastings,
attorneys at law.
Tahlequah, I. T.
Rooms 4 ««o 5
THAT FLYING SQUADRON
May Land in American Waters
In Which Case the Fur is
Sure to Fly.
Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 21.—
Sensational stories are afloat
here to-night. Governor Mitch-
ell, at the request of the War de-
partment in Washington, has or-
dered Adjutant General Houston
to see that the Florida militia be
placed in readiness to take the
fteld at a moment's notice. The
Governor, it is reported, will call
out the militia to-morrow.
In the meantime the adjutant
general is quietly issuingorders.
Similar requests, it is reported,
have been sent to the Governors
of other Southern States. The
story has become generally
known, and is causing great ex
citement throughout the South.
Governor Mitchell and Adju-
tant General Houston were ask
cd in regard to it, but they re
fused to talk. General Houston
has been in his office all day, and
has sent telegrams to all battal
ion commanders in the State.
Major Turner of Jacksonville,
commanding the First Florida
battalion, has recaived several
messages from the adjutant gen
eral The battalion commanders
at Pensacola and Tampa havealso
received messages from General
Houston during the day.
It is stated as coming from the
executive office that the Wash
ington authorities have reason to
believe that a deal is pending be
tveen Spain and Great Britain
for the sale of Cuba to the latter,
and that the United States is
British Squadron Coming.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 21.—"If
the British flying squadron
should come over to American
waters it would not astonish me"
said Rear Admiral Belknap, re-
tired, at his home on Beacon
street. "I wrote to Admiral
Bunce at Hampton Rhodes three
days ago that it would not sur-
prise me in the least if the fl\ying
squadron should be first heard
from at La Guayra.
From the moment it was an-
nounced that the squadron was
to be commissioned I made up
my mind it was for American
waters. I came to that conclu-
sion because matters had quieted
down to the Transvaal and the
excitement over Emperor Wil-
liam's telegram to President
Kruger had subsided. The re-
ported activity at St. Lucia and
Halifax on this side of the At-
lantic, and at the British dock-
yard at Esquimault, at the en-
trance to the Straits of Juan De
Fuca, in the Pacific, emphatic-
ally confirm such a conclusion.
While some of our people are
arguing over the meaning and
intent of the Monroe doctrine
and apologizing for everything
England does of whatever char
acter in any part uf the globe,
the British government, in my
judgment, is determinedly pre-
paring to take what she claims
as belonging to her in Venezeula.
"In my opinion, if that flying
squadron does appear in Ameri-
can waters, under existing con-
ditions, it can only be construed
as a menace to the United
New York, Jan. 21.—Conflict-
ing reports were received from
Havana last night regarding an
engagement between Maximo
Gomez, the insurgent leader, and
Colonel Galbio, commanding the
Spanish troops in Pinar del Rio.
Gomez was reported to have been
defeated in an attempt to break
through a new military line near
Batabona, but subsequent advi-
ces stated that he had succeeded
in this attempt, and was proceed-
ing to Matanzas to join his for.
ces with those from the eastern
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Will Sail To-Day.
London. Jan. 21.—The flying
squadron has now been com-
pleted and is lying off Spithead.
If the weather is favorable steam
will be gotten up to-morrow to
enable the Admiral to put the
squadron in motion. The squad-
ron will sail Wednesday prob-
When you want the very Best
Fresh or Salt Meats to be
found in the city go to
G. G. M'DANIEL'S
2 doors west of Opera House.
Everything First Class.
A Wagon Yard in the rear of the
shop. When our country friends are
in the city and desire to place their
teams in a safe place they will find it
the most convenient in Tahlequah.
J. M. Smith the old reliable piano
agent wili sell you a good instrument.
Wm. F. Rasmus,
GENERAL, COMMERCIAL AND
Practices before all the courts and Depart-
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practices before the U. S. District Court at
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Tahlequah and Muskogee. Indian Territory.
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The Weekly Capital. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, January 24, 1896, newspaper, January 24, 1896; Tahlequah, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc127708/m1/1/: accessed November 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.