The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, July 15, 1898, Image 1

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    Loup Or Northwestern
Is prepared to close out his entire stock of READY MADE CLOTHING
These goods are all FIRST CLASS and of the “HAPPY HOME BRAND” will be sold entirely
, Regardless of Cost
A great manv of our friends will visit the Exposition this season.
Most of you will pay more or less attention to the exhibits which will b^
made by the great department stores of this country, and many of you
will be tempted to become customers of theirs, through their statement that
he country merchant cannot meet their prices.
I *■' ' 1 " ' t „ . i r- , . . ■— —-—
We are aware that most country merchants do not meet their prices, but
(rasteveris I’HE country merchant who can and WILL meet their prices
on any thin# which he carries or is able to procure. So remember friends)
j that when you are in need of any thing in his line he will till your order
j ust as low and j ust as satisfactorly as any of the larger eastern concerns.
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to The Northwkmtkhn Thursday July. 14. t p. a
Santiago, surrendered at 12, in, to-day
unconditionally with out firing a shot. Six
teen thousand soldiers with Gen. Toral,
falls into our hands.
Associated Press Dispatch, Lincoln.
Upon Receiving the above dispatch we called up G. H.
McVicaer, of the Nebraska State Journal and ask for further
particulars. We received the following reply:
i Special to the Nokthwkstkhn, Lincoln Thursday, July M. 8 p. m.
Santiago formerly surrendered at 3 p. m. to-day. Fol
l lowing has peen received at war department: Playo Del Este,
I July 14, Have just returned from interview with Toral. He
jg agrees to surrender upon basis of being returned to Spain,
i This proposition embraces all of Eastern Cuba from Acera
deros on the south to San Qua on north, via Palena with pract-1
; ically all fourth army corps. Commissioners meet this after
noon to deffinately fix terms with Shafter. Toral’s surrender
was practically on terms dictated by United States troops em
braced in surrender estimate about thirty-two thousand men
Only condition granted is that they be sent back to Spain.
Next move is to rush Watson’s squadron to Spanish coast. And
then to occupy Porto Rico. Nothing from Dewey, further
than to confirm capture of Subig bay with thirteen hundred
Port Antouia, Jamaica, Sunday, July 10,—The surrender of Santiago, was
formally offered by tbe Spanish commander. General Toral to-day, but the
Conditions attached caused a prompt refusal of the offer by General Shat
ter. The negotiations however, resulted in the extending of tbe armastice
un il DO m Sunday, uud white flags of truce still float over the opposing
Geneial Toral s proposal contemplated the immediate surrender of the
city, but be insisted that bis army lie permitted to march away under arms
and under flying colors, and declared that he would fight to the laat ditch
unless the conditions were accepted.
Geu. Sbafler replieb that uotlnug but unconditional surrender would
lie considered by him, but be consented to cable the Spauish offer to \V sale I
ington in the tneaulime extending the armastice
It waa shortly before noon that a little group of Spauish officers under
a Dag of truce came out fr m under the yellow wal' of the liesieged city (
anil slowly utaile Its way toward tbe American line. A detail was sent to|
meet them, ami they were eacorted to comfortable t|uartera while the letter !
from General Toral was carried to General Shatter s tent, two miles from!
tbe front The letter was couched tu the icily courteous terms, character ;
la tic of such circumstance*, and waa ns brief aa possible. It bur* tbe aig
nature of General Toral, who commands at Santiago, since General Linares
was wounded, and staled that he was prepared to *uri«nder the eily, pro
sided hi* army would be permuted to capitulate, * with boeur." Tbia be
explained, meet that tbe Spanish forvea should he unmolested and go lu
nnv direction they wished with arm* and flung colors.
||: Tit# letter com lutled with the hohi statement that surrender under anv
other terms was an Impossibility and would not be considered,
Genetnl Miaflrr immediately taldtd the facta to \Va>btngtm. and sent to
I General Total a refusal of bta prop-taal, but *Tied that be eoubl comma
abate with bit goyernmenl, and would extend tbe infoimal armistice until
Sunday at a*me
HKKOKK SANTIAGO July II » ben the Are »pe«*d I mm «he A me*
lean lines after the voaclu* ton **f tbe armistice our mm were la a <*•<•< b
better position. Cuprou s and Hin s'batteries were posted on the heights.
On the left of the line, ami in the rear of bates’ line, the HotcnKiss' Gat
ling and dynamite guns occupied a crest on the right centre and on the
extreme right, best's and Grimes’ batteries were posted in the centre of
F^awtoo’s division, our right was strengthened by a brigade of Kent’s div
ision, the Sixth and Sixteenth regiments regulars, and the Seventy-lirst
New York volunteers, which was pushed to the west until with Garcia’s
line, it formed an arc, reaching within a quarter of a mile of Cai
manera, which skirts the bay.
The only road by which General Total could escape was thus com
manded. Small detached bodies of Spaniards had been observed skipping
out of the town to the westward early in the morning, including one squad
of cavalry. A move was made to cut off their retreat and a land bombard
ment began. A shot from the Grimes battery was followed by one of
Capron’s guns on the left and in the right centre the Gatling and Hotch
kiss batteries opened Are. For the first ten minutes the firing was quite
general; the Spaniards replying spiritedly, but the rifle fire on both sides
soon waned, and from 5 o’clock to half past six, when the action ceased,
the firing was confined almost exclusively to the artillery.
Our batteries soon got the range and poured shells into the Spanish en
treDchmeuts. The Hotchkiss battery swept the outer line of the entrench
ments hack and forth, cutting down the brush shelters like a sythe. The
Spanish were soon forced to the blockhouse.
A Spanish battery on the left of the town, engaged by Capron’s bat
tery, fired only a few shots, hut the battery on the right fired spiritedly until a
gun cotton shell from Wood's dynamite gun exploded directly in front of
it, tearing up two trees and dismounting the guns. It was the last shot
of the afternoon and was greeted with cheers. Two men in General Kent's
division were killed by a shell and several were wounded. Sergeant Jef
ferson and Private St. Clair of troop B, Ninth cavalry, were among the
Off Aguadores, July 11, 2 p. m. via Kingston, July 12.—In pursuance
of General Sbafter’s request Commodore Schley, Rear Admiral Sampson
being absent at Guantanamo, at 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, ranged
the Brooklyn, Indiana and Texas within 500 yards of the shore, at a point
almost due south of the city of Santiago, distant a little over four anti a
half miles and concealed from view by a hill 250 feet high at its lowest
poiDt. The ships were about a mile apart. The army signal men were on
the beach opposite the ships, and also on the crest of a hill overlooking
both the ships and the city. These men wig wagged the lesults of each
shot, telling the gunners if the shell was aimed too high or too low, or not
in line. Sundays practice was good, but it was better to-day, when the
firing was opened by the New York, which returned from Guantanamo bay
during the night. The New York, Brooklyn and Indiana were the ships
which participated in the shelling this morning. Each shot was carefully
calculated, and the wig-wag signalling from the shore to the shi| s where
l-ulii oucii ixjii iiukuicu tuc ^uiiurin 11 iiiuj utui mi: |iiu|fi;i civ> ai .1*11. j uu
ships ran out their big guns on the side opposite the tiring in order to se
cure the desired list to port or to starboard.
General Shatter signalled about noon that “some of the shell fell in the
bay and some in tbecitv. The latter do not appear to do great damage.”
Comment on this subject was changed by a message saying: “The last
shot struck 8t. Nicholas church, where powder was stored, blowing up tbe
same aud doing great damage.”
Tbe bombardment closed for the day at 1 p. m. at General 8hafL*r's re
quest, as he was about to send a Hag of truce into the city in order to de
maud its surrender for the third and last time.
MANILA, July l».—(Via lloiig Kong, July iA) The insurgents on Wed
nesday July 0, reported that the German boat Irene, in 8ubig bay, refused
to permit them to attack tbe Spaniards on Grand inland. Hear Admiral
Dewey promptly dispatches the Haleigh and Concord to investigate the
matter. On entering Subig hay the Haleigh opened Ore ou the forts,
whereupon the Irene slipped its cable and steamed out by the other chan
The result of the lire of the American war ships wss that the Spsnisrde,
uu 111 h<-ring over 5oo men, surrendered everything. On returning to Ma
nila, the Irene explained that it interfeled “in the eauaeof humanity" amt
ottered to hand over to the Americana the refugees it had on tioard Aduti
ral Dewev however, declined to accept.
Governor General August! has Issued a proclamation promising to graut
autonomy to the island* and offering the insurgent* inducement* to join
the .Spanish forces. General Agulualdo, the insurgent leader, said the
overture*of the 8pahish commander esiue too late
I'nrtsuinuti) N II July |0. Admiral t'erveia came on deck tbi*
afternoon and consented to talk with representative# of the press, who
wen* cut t» the lit, Louis on s tug. ••You a»k me, * he said, "how I like
America, and I answer that I have always liked and I uiav say, loved your
people hut tbi* war ha* been a duty wubuM and the men umler me I knew
that itie Atuvri an dvel dearly outclassed u*. turt it waa n question utj
tabling either :nsi<le or outside the harbor I have many friend* in Arne*
ten and have unli the kindliest feeling* bet them, but every man ha* a
•lull in preform to hi* e»unii> and all .Spaniard* Irma to perform tkst tlniv
There k as been tutu k feeling in Spain and I want all SpaM to km»«
ike truth that every stop-d my squadron fought until the tael and wn#n
w* could do no m'ire, »«• *urr>ra<lcfed I have much interest to know
the exact situation in (tpau* t'aptain ibsslrit'k ha* Ire a test ne alt as well
as anyuue could possible lie treated M\ orther* have occupied quarters
in the *ah*n» ami we cannot complain
[Chicago Tribune.]
Ad cuthusastic and patriotic Brit
ish American writer to the Tribune
in the following jubilant strain:
“America is made of fine stuff, but,
like every nation, it has its tradition
al absurdities to out-grow. Then
there uppears to be a lot of medie
valists who are in deudly fear their
country will grow too great anil pros
perous. The proper realm of these
people is Spain, and we cannot uf
ford to tarry with them. The Uoited
States should hold every toot of
land it can honorably lay its bands
on, because in the future territory
will be the stronghold of nations, and
if we throw up the new acquisitions
our brave boys have won tor us, we
can expect only the bitter derision
of our decendents. It is not terri
torial expansion, but the influences
of medievalism that America should
hold aloof from. Let the voices of
those fearless spirits be heard, those
who know that no territory is too
large, no policy too broad, no prin
ciple loo bigb, for the scope of
Anglo-Saxon, especially Amerioan,
genius and daring.
Is tile Maine Avenged?
(St. Paul Dispatch.)
Sinco the war began we have lost
the Maine. The enemy baa lost the
following: Castilla, Ulloa, Austria’
Isla de Cuba, Reina Christina, Cris
w>oai <;oion, iuaria leresa, Viscaya,
Oquendo and torpedo boat destroy
ers Furor and Pluton, besides small
er gunboats not worth mentioning.
Alphonso had a navy. Where is that
navy now.
While our soldiers were passing
through Kentucky the other morning,
on their way South a small, barefoot
l»oy, with a tin bucket in his baud,
and a look of com piste absorption on
his face, was standing near the train,
when it stopped a tew minutes at a
wayside si ation.
The soldiers were taking a long
ride, and had had nothing to eat
since the night before, and they were
quite a hungry lot One of them
called to the Imv; “Sonny what have
you in your bucket?"
“My dinner. *
“Ml give you a dime for It," said
the hungry soldier.
The lad quickly handed the buck
et to the speaker, but, when the pay
me mi wsa < titered, be shook his head.
“No »tr, | wotildn t charge a sol
dier for sny thing In »ai- You are
welcome to u. And whan the Haiti
■Moved ulf, i>ue lad trotted diaaeflesa
to school, but with a patriotic heart
twaliag loudly la hta t*os«>wi
Itatr'i tail to get the latest sdtliao u|
Moul MditHt'tfwtl hit M«p H yea
••at la Ms gaiisd *• tae »»*• t tpot that
lh*apMoutSt are tevetstag AtUeaiMv
•tassNi »( laterctm ’ )l»g»i««w Italy
: throats at its -Ah*
Kg|llih Ncw»p«|>«ri F1 ml NAtlihetlon
In the Victory.
LONDON, July 9.—The weekly
newspapers to-day, in discussing the
American navy. Even the Saturday
Review savs:
“It is impossible not to feel a cer
tain pride in these achievements of
men of our own race. Every Eng
lishman, too, will remember that it
was the possession of this same qual
ity, the tine marksmanship which
the Americans displayed, which gave
victory both on land and sea from
Orecy to the Crimea and somthing
peculiar and noble happened in this
tight which showed is a far higher
way the kinship between two people:
Don't cheer, shouted Captain Philip,
the poor devils are dying ., It seems
to us that itiis expression of tender
sympathetic humanity is just as the
Kiss me Hardy, of the dying Nelson,
The Spectator, m to long article
on the same subject says.
The first thought of all English
men is that the American fleet did
its work splendidly. The whole per
formance of Admiral Sampson’s fleet
was in accordance with best tradition
of Anglo-Saxon navies and every
Eglishtnan has read of their doings
with a flush of pride. There was the
same old hard pounding as the
CillAttUCbllttU acn UU^O UBCU IUC OUUiC
curious mixture of steadness, daring
coolness and reckless dash. The mor
al aspeat of what was the first and
what may he the last fleet action be
tween the Spanish and English and
races is very mush alike. In both
cases it was the mau before the gun
who in the last resort won the battle.
The battle shows that the American
navy is a most ettleient fighting mu
chiue. We did not need to be told
that here. We knew it already and
realized of what stuff Ihe Liou’s
whelps are made. They, however, did
not Know it on the contitent though
they apparently know it now.
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l>n**ki4. arc to '**<1 do legato* from
dwtr rviyeoiivf roumirs to nuwt in vtovtattoa
in thtt city of Ufetuitt, on Wed**»*day Auguvi
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