The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, April 15, 1898, Image 3

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    The Administration Now Considers
a Clash of Anns With Spnin
; Lcc About to Leave Havana , and at
Madrid the War Feeling is
Said to bo Increasing.
WASHINGTON. April 8. There 1
no longer any doubt as to the purpos
es of this government with respect Jo
the situation in Cuba. War , in the
.opinion of the administration , is inev
itable , except in the unlooked for
event of a surrender on the part of
: Spain.
The president's message , which he
liad intended to send to congress yes
terday , has not been changed in any
particular , and embodies the unani
mous views of the cabinet , wiu.out the
slightest variance or exception. Any
movement to avert war now must
-t-oiue from Madrid , and must concede
American demands , including an end
to Spain's dominion in Cuba.
Three features stand out plainly in
ihe developments of yesterday. At
noon the six great powers of Europe ,
through their representatives here ,
called at the White House and pre
n sented to President Mclvinley a joint
T note expressing urgent hope for a
peaceful adjustment between . .ho
United State's anil Spain , to which the
president replied with unmistakable
planless as to the duty and unselfish
endeavors of this government to ter
minate the insufferable condu.ons in
Another , and probaby the most sig
nificant actual step showing the
finality reached by the United States
government , was the authoritative
statement that Consul General Lee
would leave Havana on Saturday.
This step , it is known , will be regarl-
vd by Spain as akin to an overt act
preceding war , as it will terminate
the medium of official intercourse be
tween the United States and the is
land. , and almost equally import
ant , was tile omnious tone of press
novices from Madrid , where the war
fever sreems to dominate , instead of
the concessions , the opening of pris
on doors , and other manifestations of
peace and good will which Holy
Thursday was expected to bring forth ,
and the more definite announcement
of action that would bring peace to
The heavy guard about Minister
Wootiford's house , vne imnqrative
character of his last note , the war ut
terances of Minister Correro and the
turbulence at the Spainsn capital , left
little hope that pacific counsels would
No negotiations are proceeding at
Madrid on the part of this government
hut the powers of Europe , it is under
stood , are doing their utmost to per
suade the Spanish government to yield
and avert war.
On the highest authority it can be
stated ihr-t no instructions have been
siven r.s yet to Minister Woodford
- contemplating his withdrawal , the on
ly step in that direction being : the
determination that General Lee leave
Havana Saturday.
The note of the European powers
presented to the president has not.
in the opinion of members of the ad
ministration , changed the situation in
the slightest degree. What pressure
Avas brought to secure even the mildly
expressed hope that further nesotia-
tions would result in the maintenance
but it is confidently
of peace is not known ,
fidently believed that it is the result
of persistent appeals on the part of
Spain for some expression in favor of
peace betAveen the two countries.
The note is not regarded in any
sense as a protest against the course
this government has pursued thus far ,
-or is likely to adopt to secure a stable
government in Cuba. Some of the
governments represented in the note
are knoAvn to be in full accordance
with this government in its purpose
with respect to the Cuban Question
and therefore any theory that the note
Avas intended as a remonstrance is not
regarded as tenable.
The reply of this government , which
liad previously been read and approved
by members of the cabinet , is not
considered as indicating any change
in the fixed purpose of the president
to intervene in Cuba at once , nor is it
believed it was the expectation of a
majority of the foreign representatives
present that the United States would
change its policy or regard the joint
note as other than an expression on
behalf of peace , and without special
So far as known in administration
circles no further representations on
this subject are expected. No offers
of mediation on the part of any Euro
pean power have been received , and
there is high authority for the state
ment that none will be accented or
proffered. This has been the fixed pol
icy of the government from the first ,
Tine ! there is no prospect of a change in
-this regard.
Jt Will Go to Congress on iMonday as
Now Prepared.
WASHINGTON , April S. Up to
noon yesterday nothing had occurred
Avhich will have any bearing upon the
president's message as already pre
pared , nor Avill it be changed in any
important particular save in the un
looked for event of submission on the
part of Spain to the demands of this
government. This statement Avas
made at noon by a high official of the
government , who has full knowledge
of the real situation. The intimation
iven out at Madrid yesterday to the
effeot that the queen regent Avas about
to proclaim an armistice in Cuba and
that the indications Avere that the
"Spanish government would make im
portant concessions looking to the es
tablishment of peace on a basis of
practical Cuban independence , is re
garded in official circles here as a di
plomatic play to gain time. So far
as this government is concerned di
plomacy , he stated , haa run its course.
! No negotiations : of any character are
now planning nor Avill they be re
sumed except at the solicitation o
bpaln , and for the stated purpose o
carrying into effect the demands oi
this government already communicat
ed to the Madrid authorities.
The president remains firm in hit
determination to forcibly intervene ii
Cuba if neccEHary to put an end t (
hostilities and to secure tranmilllitj
and a more stable government on tin
island. Information from a hid
source clearly intimates that a naval
demonstration against Havana hat
been considered and is almost certaii
to be made within the next few days
unless Spain yields , and if this dem
onstration results in Avar the presidenl
is ready to meet the issue.
A cabinet officer said today : "Whj
are AVC hurrying Americans out ol
Cuba , except that their lives Avill bt
bo in danger after the president's mes
sage has gone to congress and his pur-
hoses fully known to Cubans ? Thai
is j.he reason , and the only one. "
The goAbrnment. * it is further stat
ed , lias learned to distrust much that
comes , even from official sources al
Madrid , and from now on actions and
not words , a member of the cabinet
declared , Avill determine our policy ,
Sannltor Gray , si member of the
senate committee on foreign reations ,
Avas with the president for some time.
The senator later said that he believed
all the Americans AVho intended to gel
out of the isand Avoud be gotten out
safety in duo time. He believed thai
both General Woodford at Madrid and
General Lee at Havana would not be
at their posts after the opening of next
week. He thought the precautions
taken by this government and the
threatening state of affairs at Ha
vana Avith relation to the American
citizens thought to be imperiled tend
ed to stimulate the Spanish govern
ment to afford better protection. .The
senator said he did not bc-lieve there
Avas any likelihood of an armistice
betAveen Spain and the insurgents.
Such an act , he said , naturally would
have an effect on the situation , but
the mere offer of one unaccepted by
the Cubans , Avhatever might be the
part it would play in the sentiment
of outside pcAvers , Avould not , in his
opinion , change our attitude in any
Assistant Secretary Day , after a con
ference Avith the president this morn
ing , said he expected Consul General
Lee Avould leave Cuba by Saturday.
He said the Americans on the island
Avere being gotten off rapidly and
about Saturday , he believed , the sit
uation would permit General Lee to
vacate his post and return to the
United States.
UD to late in the afternoon there
had not been any important develop
ments bearing on the situation. Presi
dent McKinley announced to some of
his callers that he regarded his mes
sage to congress as a closed docu
ment , unless there is an unexDccted
radical change on the existing situa
tion. .
Representative Grosvenor said that
unless there Avas a revision of the
facts , which he did not deem at all
probable , there Avould be no revision
of the president's message. Mr. Mc
Kinley , he said , Avas conscious of the
criticism passed on the administration
tion for the delay , but he expected it
would folloAV despite the actual facts
of the danger threatening our people
ple on the island. Up to 11 o'clock
four members of the cabinet and As
sistant Secretary Day had been with
the president. They were Secretaries
Sherman , Long and Bliss and Attor
ney General Griggs.
Senate Adjourns Until Monday.
WASHINGTON , Apri IS. The sen
ate decided not to meet until Monday
after adjournment yesterday.
Speaking on the subject of an ap
propriation for Mobile harbor as a
matter of defense , Mr. Morgan ( Ala. )
of the foreign relations committee
made a speech for Cuba and said he
Avas for a declaration of Avar and he
thought there A\-as ample justification
for such action. Mr. Morgan said Sec
retary Alger had recommended the
improvement of Mobile harbor as a
Avar necessity.
Mr. Allison telegraphed the secre
tary regarding the matter. In reply
the secretary said he thought it would
be Avell to deeren the harbor at Mo
bile after the present crisis has passed ,
but that he Avas not in favor of doing
anything now to deepen the channel
Avhich Avould allow warships to enter ,
as it would make one more place to
Mr. White ( Cal. ) said it Avas evident
that our harbors Avere not properly
defended by fortifications in this
emergency into Avhich we are so mad
ly rushed.
Spnin Busy With Preparation.
MADRID. April 8. ( New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. )
When the inhabitants of Madrid to
day heard of the grave decision taken
by the government during the nicht
the people bought papers largely.
There is much subdued excitement
among all classes , with visible satis
faction among the majority at having
got out of the past period of doubt
and quickly dispelled hopes of peace.
Most Spaniards seem disposed to face
calmly and resolutely the eventualities
of the future , and the government is
hourly receiving offers of assistance
from all parties , civil and municioal
corporations , even the clergy and re
ligious orders. The press of every
shade publishes patriotic articles ap
proving the conduct of the govern
ment , especially Sagasta , and the min
isters of war and marine.
To Keid Off All Further Delay.
WASHINGTON , April 8. A small
coterie of the republicans of the house
* , vho fear that there mr.y be a re
quest for further delay of the sending
of the message-on Monday are can
vassing their side of the house and
obtaining the signatures of all re
publicans who will go Monday , if the
message does not go to congress on
that day , join Avith the democrats to
overrule the speaker or support any
revolutionarA- action necessary to get
the question before the house. Messrs.
Lorimer and Mann of Illinois and
others are at the head of the move
ment. They say they will have over
fifty pledged votes. Twenty-four votes
with the democrats and populists are
a majority of the house.
Some of the Points In the Documcii
About to be Mode Public.
NEW YORK , April 11. A special t
tile World irom Washington says :
The high privilege of seeing th
president's mesage has been accorftei
to only four persons outside the cab
inet leading men in the national gov
renment and it is most significan
that each of these four men now ex
press his personal belief that war i
inevitable. Having seen what the president
ident will communicate to congress to
day they declare that no other resul
is possible. The opening part of tin
"message is devoted to a terse re'viev
of the whole Cuban insurrection. I
is shown that it directly concerns tin
people of the United States , their in
terests in the island and on the higl
seas. The patience of our people , wha
they have done and what" they hav <
forebore to do is pointed nut. Th (
president then recites specific acts
showing the origin and spread of an
archy in the island. He refers in de
tail to the devastation of fertile plan
tations , he points out the starvatior
of an innocent and inoffensive peopli
as a result of this anarchy , which thi
Spanish government has never beer
able to quell , and in which , recently
Spanish officers have participated.
This theme of existing anarchy ii
fact runs through the message an
archy , that is "the whole history o
the Cuban war , " as the president him
self terms it. It is against this an
archy that the forces of the Unitet
States are to be promptly used if tin
Spanish government , at this final hour
does not grant the concessions abso
lutely necessary to remove .and de
ttroy it.
The president points out the justi
fication for interference by the Unitei
States. In his opinion , plainly and ex
plicitly expressed , this interference
should take the form of forcible inter
vention , so that the anarchy and law
lessness now existing shall have im
mediate end.
There are two counts in the indict
ment drawn by the president , botl :
due to Spain's complete failure tc
maintain law and order. The firsl
count is the menace to the commerce
of the world and particularly to thai
part which is supported by the Unitec
States and protected by its flag. The
president gives specific instances oi
the depreciation of American com
merce with West Indies since the vir
tual overthrow of civil government in
Cuba was accomplished by the crea
tion of a government which has its
foundation in anarchy.
But it is in the second count thai
the president describes to the people
of the United States the terrible re
sults of this lawlessness under Span
ish rule. Here he deals , with the de-
truction of the Maine. In plain , forci
ble language the "president declares
that the blowing up of the battle shir
in Havana harbor was the direct re
sult of the failure of the Spanish , the
Cuban or any government claiming tc
administer laws in the island of Cuba
to suppress the condition of anarchy
existing thore.
Then there is set forth this note
worthy fact : The Spanish govern
ment has not since the day the Ms ine
was destroyed , either through its dip
lomatic representative in Washington
or through the American representa
tive in Madrid , disavowed the respon
sibility for that destruction.
The president points out as evidence
of the discourtesy of Spain the failure
of the government to establish the in
nocence of its servants in connection
with the loss of so many lives on the
ship of a friendly nation within the
jurisdiction of its own alleged gov
ernment. As for Spain's protest
against being held responsible for the
loss of the battleship , the president
treats that as a simple diplomatic pro
tection , having no tangible evidence to
support it. The sole declaration in thq
protest of Spain at all worthy of con-
f-ideriiiion , in the president's opinion ,
is the assiimylion that the cause of the
explosion was internal , but he insists
that the Spanish government has not
presented a "ingle fact to justify this
tbxor. , .
The mosaic does not contain a sin
gle ? encouraging word for the so-called
government of the Republic of Cuba.
The president does not suggest any
recognition ot the Republic of Cuba.
He says he does not know that the
ppople of Cuba are in full accord with
the sc-callf < l republic. That is a mat
ter , he thinks , for them to settle for
themselves , without reference to the
United States or interference by the
United States.
' 1 he i resident most vigorously sets
forth his position as not intending
uiat a declaration of war shall imply a
war of conquest. This , he declares ,
according to our cod ot' morals , would
be a crime. There is no desire on the
part of the American people to profit
by the misfortunes of Spain.
The president's treatment of the an
nexation proposition is not encourag
ing to its promoters. The United
States , he declares , does not desire to
acquire territory. Its intervention is
inspired by its desire as a civilized
government to check the barbarities
that have characterized the anarch
istic war now reigning in Cuba. The
civilized code of war has been disre
garded , the president says , no less so
by the Spaniards than by the Cubans.
The existing conditions cannot but fill
this government and the American
people with the greatest apprehension.
The message furnishes no definite
conclusion as to the next step to be
taken. It merely suggests that the
facts which the president sets forth
justify immediate action by congress.
The mesage itself bears evidence that
the president himself has purposely
refrained from making direct and
specific recommendations.
Has a Plot Against the Navy.
NEW YORK , April 11. A special to
the Press from Key West says : Gen
eral Lee is said to have a signed state
ment from a Spanish official which
tells in detail the true story of the de
struction of the Mt ine. The consul
general refuses to make any statement
until he reaches Washington. He is
; r good health , and says that , while ho
is glad to return to America , he is
sorry that the situation has reached
such a crisis that his recall was neces
The Action of the Jury in Exonerat
ing the Bondsmen Remains
Judge Holds that Charges oT Mis
conduct of the Jnry are not
Well Sustained.
The verdict in the case of the State
against F. M. Cook , A. B. Clark , John
H. Ames , Charles A. Hanna , Mary
Fitzgerald , C. C. McNish , E. E. Brown ,
Thoma Swobe , Cadet Tay.'or , N. S.
Harwood and William A. Paxton. first
term bondsmen of Joseph S. Bartley ,
ex-state treasurer , will remain undis
turbed , says the Omaha Bee. This is
the decision of Judge Powell , who has
denied the motion of the state , asking
that the verdict or tae jury be set aside
and a new trial had.
As state treasurer , Joseph S Bartley
was accused of embezzling state funds
aggregating $555,790.G6 , and his bonds
men were sued for the amount. Suit
was brought October 20 , 1S97 , and the
trial was had during the early days of
the present term of court. A verdict
was returned on Feb. 27 , the jury nnd-
ing for the defendants. After the ver
dict had been returned charges were
filed , accusing the jurors of irregular
ities and misconduct d'trintr the trial ,
and at the same lime Attorney Gener
al Smyth filed a motion for a new trial ,
alleging that the jury had been tam
pered with. When the motion was ar
gued these charges were investigated
and formed a part of the basis for
demanding a new trial. It was also
alleged that the verdict was contrary
to law and was not supported by the
evidence. The matter was taken under
advisement by Judge Powell and pass
ed upon this morning.
Judge Powell's opinion in the case
is as follows :
The State asks the court in set aside
the verdict heretofore rendered in this
case and grant a new trial , and as
reasons therefor , among others urges ,
that there Avas misconduct on the part
of the jury to which the case was tried ,
and especially that
First. Juror Hylaml had fomed and
expressed opinion before being called
and sworn as a juror and ,
Second. That several , if not all the
other jurors improperly communicated
with , and received letters , packages ,
and in some instances Bums of money
from outside persons during the trial ,
and in general , were allowed too
great liberty by the officers. Avhose
duty it was to care for them.
As to the charge that Juror Hyland
prior to being called as a juror , ex
pressed an opinion to the effect that a
recovery should not be hail acainst
the defendants , W. B. O'Shaushnessy ,
in an affidavit filed herein states : That
on the moraine : of the Sth of Febru
ary , ( which was before Hyland had
been called as juror ) he O'Shaiighues-
sy ) said to Hyland , in substance , that
it did not seem fair to hold such busi
ness men as were the bondsmen in the
Bartley case liable for the wrongs done
by others , and that to this statement.
Hyland answered , substantially , that
"it seemed unfair to do so , " or that
"it seemed so. "
Joseph H. Schmidt also testified that
Hyland , on the evening of February 7.
in his store , said that he
thought the defendants cu < jht not to be
held lii-.ble.
Hyland is entitled to the bnefit of
the presumption of law that he ob
served his oath a = ; a juror ( Tracy
against State , 4G Neb. . 361) ) . Previous
to taking such oath he had sworn up
on his voir dire examination that he
had neither formed nor expressed any
opinion as to the liability of the de
fendants , and thai he : hcn had no
opinion , and he has since the trial filed
an affidavit positively and specifically
denying the testimony of both Schmidt
and O'Shaughnessy.
As against this showing the evi
dence of the state is not sufficient to
support a finding of min-conduc' on
the part of this juror in this vesrard.
nor to justify a court in sftti-icc aside
the verdict of twelve men of v/hich the
juror was only one.
The other charges of misconduct
rest entirely upon the affidavits of two
men employed by the state and de
tailed bv a detective aarcncy to watch
the jury during the progress of the
trial. Neither of these affidavits con
tain any statement , which , even if
wholly true , is not susceptible of ex-
nlanatlor , entirely consistent with
honesty and integrity as jurors.
Against this showing each of the
jurors has filed a. separalo affidavit
meeting every charge contained in the
affidavits of the state , covering and
fully explaining Lheir actions and con
duct the entire time of the trial with
great particularity.
These affidavits are supported by the
testimony of both balirls who li'l
charge of the jury continually during
its confiuement.
A consideration of all tfci.- ? evidence
leaves no room for the slightest . ' /s-
picion of misconduct on the part o ?
any member of the jury which iriet1
this case. Indeed the conduct of these
jurors and of the baliffs in rharse of
them is shown to hove been in every
respect most exemplary and is de
serving of the highest commendation.
The other reasons urged for the
granting of a new trial have all been
considered , but none will be nnticrd
here except the principal one. that the
verdict is not supported by sufficient
evidence , and is contrary to the evi
Upon the trial of this cause and at
the close of the introduction of evi
dence the state requested the giving of
a peremptory instruction for the plain-
; iff. This instruction was refused for
: he eason , ns I then bolicved. that to
instruct mid r ihe evidence * adduced
would have been reversible crrcr.
The Daniels Brothers , arrested at
Blair for stealing carpenter tools , had
heir m-eliminary trial before Judge
3. C. Jackson and bound over To
the next term of the district court on
a charge of grand larceny.
Instructions Regarding Exhibits for
the Exposition.
State Superintendent Jackson has
issued a new circular letter to the
teacherr. which contains ins ructions
and suggestions as to the preparing
of exhibits for the educational de
partment of the exposition. The let
ter is as follows :
To Those Preparing Exhibits : You
wil be greatly pleased to learn that I
have e 5cted arrangements that will
enable me to make an extension of
the time in which to prepare an edu
cational exhibit. It will not be neces
sary for the educational work to be
shipped to Omaha until May 10.
In compliance with my request the
state commission has designated room
No. 1 in the beautiful Nebraska build
ing as "Nebraska Educational Plead-
quurters. " This room is on the first
floor in tha northwest part of the
building , commanding a beautiful
view of the exposition buildings , and
is a cool , spacious room , twanty-fotu-
feet square. '
It will save much correspondence
if each one will note carefully the
following suggestions :
1. Our exhibit is the "general or
collective" exhibit , and is d'stinct
from the "specific or individual" ex
hibit , which is in charge of the
Board of Lady Managers.
2. All kinds of school work is ac-
ceujtable in our department if it is o
the proper quality.
3. We will pay the terminal charges
for one shipment from each county.
4. Counties desiring to ship from
more than one point may do so by
sending to me § 1 for each additional
shipment , to defray the terminal
charges. The terminal charge for
each shipment , we understand , is ? 1.
5. Envelopes should be made of
manilla paper ( or of other suitable
paper ) , large enough to hold six or
more of the mounted cardboards.
These will protect the work from dust.
Each should be labeled with tl'o name
of the school and county.
C. All shipments should be securely
packed in boxes and labeled with the
tags which will be furnished in dtia
time by us to the county superintend
7. The mounted cardboards should
be sent for each teacher represented ,
in order to have two to exhibit and
one to replenish any damaged work.
In mounting cardboards lea\e at
least one-half inch margin for mould
ing to hold the same in place. We
will furnish moulding.
8. Those going to Omaha to assist
in placing the .exhibits should not ba
there for this purpose before May 18
or 20. The necessary workmen's pass
es will be supplied. Exhibits will be
placed without expense where it is
not convenient for some orJs from the
school or county to do this work.
9. We have provided for ecch
school of the state a "Bird and Ar
bor Day Manuel , " the program to be
carried out April 22. Why not ar
range to make April 22 "Educational
Rally Day" for your school ? In ad
dition to your program arrange to
exhibit the work that has been pre
pared for the Trans-Mississippi Ex
position. You can make this a gala
day that Avill inspire your pupils and
secure the hearty co-operation of the
patrons. Try it.
10. Let me urge that you seek to
make the school room more cheery
and inviting by suitable pictures and
Still Holds His Job.
Chief Surgeon Galbraith of the
Union Pacific has not given way to
the successor recently appointed , Df.
A. F. Jones , but is hanging to his place
because of an order of Judge Sanlorn
directing that he shall do so until the
distribution of the surplus hospital
fund to the employes of the road who
contributed it shall have been accom
plished. When President Burt found
that Surgeon Galbraith was disposed
to hang to his job in spite of the d'c-
tum to the contrary , he at once wrote
Judge Sanborn to ascertain whether
Galbraith's claim to the place was
based on valid grounds , and was as
sured by the court that the court's
original order directed that the offi
cials , who had the hospital fund in.
charge at the time the order was en
tered , should continue the discharge
of their duties in that connecton as
they had done under the receivership
until the fund should be finally d s-
posed of. On this account Dr. Gal
braith will not relinquish his graft
upon the Union Pacific's office of chief
surgeon until May 1 , when the dis
tribution of the surplus hospital fund
will take place.
Getting Ready for War.
Adjutant General Barry , says a Ln-
eoln dispatch , is hard at work making
preparations for the expected calling
out of the national guard. He was
visited by a number of officers of the
guard who were seeking information
as to the situation and making ar
rangements for a quick concentration
of the forces when the call comes.
Most of the mail received by General
Barry , and fully three-fourths of that
received by the governor , is from pr-
sons desiring to enlist in the service
of the state in case of war. Many of
the former members of the guard who
have served out their term of enlist
ment or received discharges for other
reasons have volunteered their serv
ices. Some of these offers come from
parties now living in other states.
Whenever information is given out it
is to the effect that the companies of
the guard will be recruited to their
full size before volunteers are called
for. This is resulting in a large num
ber of applications going to the vari
ous companies for membership.
Blew Out the Ges.
John Miller of Thurman , la. , arrived
at the State hotel in Omaha and whoa
he retired left a call for G oc'ocil.1
next morning. When the calhr via
ited his loom he found him rn on-
scious from asphyxiation. He had
blown out the gas. which was flowing
from the jet in the room. A physi
cian was called and endeavored to
resuscitate him , but he died in the
ternoou , eighty-six hours after the
fatal act. Deceased was about forty
years of age and apparently a hard
working man. He was sober when
he went to his room and it is ba-
lieved that he blew out the gas
through ignorance or inadvertauce.
Spring is the Time
When Impurities in the Blood
Should Be Expelled
America's Greatest Medicine Is the
Best Spring Medicine.
In winter months tbo perspiration , so
profuse in summer , almost censes. This
throws back into the system the impuri
ties that should have been expelled
through the pores of the skin. This and
other causes makes the blood impure in
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In June , beginning on the 27th , in ,
Milwaukee , will be celebrated the
semi-centennial of Wisconsin's ad
mission to the union as a state , ami
elaborate preparations are being
made for the display which will be
inaugurated on Monday by President
McKinley and the governors of all
the northwestern states. Tuesday will
be military day , with a parade ami
the unveiling by the president of a.
$50,000 monument commemorating the
part borne by Wisconsin in the civil
war. On Thursday the city library ,
a beautiful structure , costing ? 1,000-
000 , will be dedicated ; a floral pa
rade and a carnival pageant will be
the attractions on Friday , and the
week will close with a regatta and a
splendid display of lireworks.
It may interest weak eyed persons
to hear that Queen Victoria bathes her
eyes every morning and evening in
weak and tepid tea. This old-fash
ioned remedy was in favor with the
Duchess of Kent , and her daughter
filially practices it , finding much bene
fit from the tannin in the tea. v/hicli
is said to be an admiral astringent for
the eyes. Furthermore , the London
papers deny that the queen suffers
more from failing sight than other
ladies of 70 years are prone to do.
and her eyesight is really better than
that of most women of her ase.
In 1877 Falcon island , in the Friend
ly group , began as a smoking shoal.
Ten years later it was a volcanic is
land about SOO feet high and over one
and a half miles long. Now it is disap
Ko-To-Uac for Fifty Cent ? .
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure , makes weak
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Don't be witty. A man who says
a good thing always is expected to
keep on doing it.
a Good Farm , Lots of Stock and
Pays Little Taxes.
Dominion City , Man. , Jan. 17,1898.
At the
request ot
the Immi-
g r a t i o u
ment of
the Cana
dian G o v-
ernment , I
give the following information :
I immigrated to Manitoba in October ,
1892 , from Luverne , Rock County ,
Minn. , and took land in Dominion City ,
Manitoba , where I now reside. I have
been very successful in Manitoba , and
have more than doubled my capital
since I went to Canada. I took about
$2,500 worth of wheat , 200 bushels of
flax and 600 bushels of oats ; I do mix
ed farming. I milk as many as ten
cows. Dairying and stock raising has
paid me well. I have on the farm now
14 head of cattle and 18 head of horses ,
and sold during the past year , 1897 ,
$425 worth of fat cattle. I have good
buildings and a comfortable house and
good stable. My children have had
better school advantages in Manitoba
than they had in 'Minnesota. ' The dis
trict schools are very thorough and
good. My son , now 1G years of age ,
is teaching the public school in our
district , and receives a salary of $420
per year. All my children have done
well at school. I have $1,700 insur
ance on my buildings on the farm. I
also own my personal warehouse , and
ship all my grain through it to tha
railway station at Dominion City. It
is free of debt.
I have no prejudice against the stata
of Minnesota , as I made a living and a
little more while in the state , but
would not take a farm as a gift in
Minnesota and leave Manitoba. The
taxation in Minnesota was too great.
I paid taxes on my stock and chattels.
Xo such taxes have ever been exacted
in Manitoba from me , and my land
tax is about one-half or less than
it was in Minnesota. I am delighted
with my new home , and expect in a
few years to be in circumstances that
will enable ine to take life easy. Youra
very truly , S. G. MAYNE3.
P. S. Any person that may take ex
ception to the foregoing letter will
kindly investigate , for I can back up
every word It contains. I am not an
Immigration. Agent , nor the agent of
any corporation , but simply a farmer.
The above letter was written at the
request of C. W. Speers , in the stat of
Minnesota , where I am at present with
my wife visiting my friends in my old
home. It is my intention to do what
I can to have them remove to Canada ,
where I have done so well. o
Having caileJ upon Mr. Davies of St.
Paul , Minn. , "i was received with every
courtesy , ar.d got some valuable in
formation , as well as literature per
taining to Western Canada.
The arerage engaged girl has nc
Idea hoi" embarassing it is to be em-
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