McKinney Daily Courier. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 101, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 9, 1898 Page: 1 of 4
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Vol. 2, No. 101.
McKINNEY, TEXAS, SATURDAY JULY 9 1898.
SUBSCRIPTION 35c. PER MONTH,
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Spain Knows the Truth.
The People Realize the Magnitude of the Disaster and Trouble Is
GENERAL NELSON A. MILES.
General Miles, commander in chief of the United States army, is not a
West Pointer.- He was a clerk when Sumter was fired on, and he volunteered
lor service in a Massachusetts regiment. He was a gallant officer during the
Civil war. and ha has had a sreat deal of exneiienoe fightinff Indians.
Form No. 1571.
THE WESTERN* UMION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
Cable scrvice to All The World.
THOS. T. ECKERT, President.
74 collect D. P. R.
Dated Camp Tom Ball, Houston, July 9,
To Daily Courier, UcIIinney, Texas,
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ph',y*s*ical t roii of Go", o. has
been finished. The Seven men rejected are
Lane, Veon, Walam, Lawson, Franklin,Wooten
and John Eubanks.
WALTER B. WILSON.
If the Spaniards Fail to Surrender by that Hour Their Doom Is Sealed. Shafters Troops
are in Good Health and Eager to Make the Assault.
- Today old Collin i- head over
heels in politics and the vital
Hugh Doweli Is Dead.
It is with deep sorrow that the
Courier announces the death of
question as to whom of the demo- Hugh Doweli. Though in the
vigor of young manhood, disease
seized upon him unawares and de-
spite the power of remedies most
skillfully applied, with tender
hands and loving hearts, after 22
days of suffering with typhoid fe-
ver his strength yielded to the
grim mess'enger, about two o'clock
this afternoon. Hugh was known
to every by dy and was a universal
cratic candidates shall receive the
nominations of the party for tiie
November contest is being decid-
ed, to the utter disregard of the
situation in Cuba and the Philip-
In McKinney the day has pass-
ed off quietlj and it is thought
the vote polled will be lighter
than usual, but it will be late to-
night before the important ques-
tion of "who carried the box" is
The following is a list of the
judges and clerks in the two local
Hugh McClellan, Mack Harris,
Jas. Merritt, Jas. II. Ball, J. L.
Lovejoy, R. L. Waddill, J. Iv. P.
Shrader, Norman Wilson, Henry
Warden and Dink Clardy.
G. R. Smith, 13. W. Rhine, F.
E. P. Shrader, W. M. Bagley, E.
R. Hall,J. C.Saunders; H. A.
McDonald, J. H. Bingham and
J. R. Parker.
favorite with all classes. He wras
au estimable young man and it is
hard to realize that he is dead.
Funeral services will be held at
the Methodist church tomorrow
afternoon at four o'clock after
which the interment will take
place at Pecan Grove cemetery.
We extend our condolence to
the bereaved family.
Watermelons on ice for sale at
the city office of the McKinney
There will be services at Cum-
berland Presbyterian church to-
morrow morning, subject "De-
Christian Church: All the reg-
ular services tomorrow: Morning
subject: "The Life that 110wr is."
Evening subject: "That which is
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LondonMuly 9—Madrid advices today bring denials by the ministry that negotiations for peace
are pending, but declare that Santiago will withstand the attack to the last.
Washii: ton, July 9—Day and other officials state that the department insists that nothing official
is known ab-.ut peace negotiations.
New Y k, July 9.—A trans-Atlantic liner, the Berlin, has been bought to be used for a transport.
Washii <ton, July 9—The navy department expect Watson's squadron to sail for the Spanish coast
next Tuesd. y; though it may possibly delay till Wednesday.
Key YV dst, July 9—News from the blockade line off Mantanzas says there were two new block
houses at Ilaya Comaneho destroyed by shells from the Uncas on July 4th,
Havan ' July 9—It is estimated that the Spanish losses near Santiago on July 1st and 2nd were
900 killed ; ad wounded. There were only 1800 engaged.
Chica<jp, June 9—German Americans have started to raise $4,0^0,000 to purchase a battleship for
the Unites WStates. If one should be bought, it will be named^Teutonic.
Key V ^st, June 9—Officers of the Havana blockade bring the story of the destruction of a Span-
ish stearp ''-, believed to be the Villa Verde from Mexico, with munitions and supplies for Blanco. It
w'ao r"jj kiiO hcSiCllClt Ulld i
Rome, July 9—The Italic says negotiations have been opened by European cabinets with a view to
arrange for peace. The best intention is manifested at Washington, the papers say, but Madrid op-
poses the idea.
Madrid, July 9.—From present indications the government is undecided whether to instruct Toral
to yield or resist. Weyler will probably be arrested soon and an inquiry into his recent criticism of the
operations in Cuba and the situation in the Philippines ordered by Correa, minister of wTar. Wey-
ler will be vigorously prosecuted by the government.
New York, July 9.—The big Clyde liner, the Delaware, was burned early this morning off Ce-
dar Creek, N. J., her passengers and crew were saved.
Washington, July 9.—Nothing has been received that would indicate that the plans for the bom-
bardment of Santiago today will not be carried out. The battle is expected to begin at noon unless
there is a surrender.
Siboney, July 9.—Refugees are preparing to establish a government after the surrender. Gen.
Castillo is selected for governor at Santiago.
Washington, July 9.—Shortly after noon Alger's private secretary announced that the bombard-
ment began at noon. Later the war department when asked, when a copy of the dispatch would be
made public, stated that none such had been received, although there was no doubt but that the bom-
bardment had begun.
Madrid, July 9.—It is reported that Sampson has summonsed Blanco to order the evacuation of
Cuba within 48 hours under pain of bombardment.
Washington, July 9.—Shafter reports, that a complete report of loss on July 1st and 2nd were
killed, 22 officers and 20 enlisted men, wounded 81 officers and 1,230 enlisted men.
New York, July 9.—The Mail and Express in the last edition, on the authority of one of Alger's
aides says the bombardment of Santiago had commenced.
Siboney, July 9.—Notwithstanding the information received to the contrary, Pando is not at Sant-
iago. He is at Manzanillo with his entire force. The ouly reinforcements that have arrived since the
Americans landed were two bodies of 1000 men each who went in before the city was surrounded. The
health of the soldiers is generally good, but there is considerable malarial fever. The wounded are all
Washington, July 9—Advices from Sampson indicate that the Cristobal Colon may be saved,
also two or three of the Spanish armored cruisers may be saved. Later—It is learned that
Shafter cabled that Linares had offered to surrender under certain conditions,
which the departmeut refused to make public now. The president directed him to reply that the sur-
render must be unconditional. At 1:45 o'clock, Corban hurried to the White House with a telegram
and refused to talk. It waa supposed to be from Shafter in reference to Santiago. On Shafter's rec-
ommendation Young and Kent have been promoted to major-generals.
Washington, July 9.—The latest from the front says that the armistice has been extended until
tomorrow to enable Shafter and Linares to arrange the terms of surrender.
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McKinney Daily Courier. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 101, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 9, 1898, newspaper, July 9, 1898; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191370/m1/1/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.