NEW-YORK. TUESDAY, JUNE 7. 18i>S. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
WELFARE OF CAMP ALGER.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.
WATER ?G???? STILL INADEQUATE
LACK OF UXIFOIttfl AND
f?t t?:'??'?!?'! TO t?p? nUBCXC.1
Washington, June fi The physical condition
a.,? ..v.?'?; :.I .??:?? menta which
r(.\.. ;- :?. brought I ?ether In Camp Alger, a.
ion, naturally ex
ci;.., - nxlety among the relative?
?'. ll< ra 1 he camp beine
situated ?o near to Washington, and Congress
In session, it was likewise natural?In
/ con '. criticisms
?!: n the lark of this or that article of
, , . mfon should find l"u-.l and free
That there has been and is reasonable founda
,..;:?? : ' ' nts and criticisms
?a, unhappily, ir ie, and yei ? pretty careful ami
? ? ?: . : existing conditions in?
,1 atei - t only thai many of the statement
? ..? ??- , . ? have been considerably
cMti .'a:-:, but il.it there has been a steady
t..a ? ?. .' Imi ? veraent, and II is only
fair:. I ? tl at t.. r? (g gtU] vag? room for im?
To ' ? at the beginning, while the site of
ti,- ? ? some natural ad
, . ? ? ; them, ne of which musi
: .* indisi ' - :-':?- '?" the health and
com' ? ... troops, especially
who - . ?? *.. . ?> proportion of them con?
sisted ft reorul?*, and the remainder ? '
min who . : nured to tl.e ex?
posure and ?<??;?t ' active military Ufe even
la a great camp of instruction and organisation.
Pi si ly, if the lack of a sufficient supply of
r wholesome water for drinking and cook?
ing, a:. ? ' f anything like an adequate supply for
weary purp eoe, had been reali* I
| : he site w ?uld not have been chosen.
H this lack has been and te being severely
felt la admitted by everybody, and by none
mors freely and candidly than by in? officer? of
? Army who are doing inelr utmost to supply
l! The raturai 1 lUrces of supply are a few
Qga with .? meagre n* iw of water, moai
of which are Mid to become dry except in sca?
loni ? ? ent and abundant rainfall, and the
surface water which Bows from the hlllaldea
into the low and marahy grounds which bisect
? DCaunpm< Dt and are found In a few other
; ? ???> swamp waif Is unfit for drinking
or cooking purposes unless treated with greater
care than raw and Inexperlen? 1 soldiers are
likely to employ. Besides, it is constantly ex
; led to pollution
WATER PROM WKT.T.S.
In addition to theaa sources of BUpply there
Is, Brat, a ? ' Irlven wells,
the north of wh) h r.. ge fr m ten to twenty
r$el Prom thei ? - ? rhat meagre sui ? '
w?.tor of p loubtful ? irlty is ob?
tain d. '?', ?? 5 now
- L If ? I, It is
believed to be noi roua or unwl lea ?me.
Second, four ? e been aunk to
depths ranging I slxtj feet, which
furnh ?wells ylel '.?
? r with th? ; : if .?,? lion, and
the flow from th? I It ih
/ir.??? f*r^f>o?rt1 fu nlr\ MgAtg other well? of the
?ami a, so that there wtll be one for
ir)-, regiment, ar.d two well-boring plants have
? ???? ' rk, and are said to he
now on the way from New-York.
lVVn these wella have beer completed It Is
hoped ? : ? ? the total yield will be
Bated. ? ? ? ? ??, pure
vatt>r for ' .? Ing and li nking purp -? - ?
protoni much ; . ? ? uled In b?rrela three
or four mites or more. Aa there are now
t' nty thousand tro pa In ran.? Alge?, and
nere ?re expected, II la evident thai for cooking
an ; drinking purp sea al . - dally sup?
ply e f '-?' watsr I : ? iulred.
It is equally ???? that a larp?-? supply ?
r?? '.- I t ? keep 1 ? ' ar.d clothing of the
r ? . In a health! ? : ? ? lltlO! To?
day, f r example, the dust ?ay two or three
:. the ' I ari par.id?- grounds,
and In the ( ? : ? od regiment I atreet
well a? In .-,:? road the higher ground
throughout the el er.t Bo far as the.
clei.r*!. g of 1 lothlng la c m ei ??? I,
? Tribuno correspondent was Inf rmed to-day
by an offl it of Major-Oeneral Graham's ataff
thai the ; il ras t be soared by entering
lato contracts with a numi ? ' established
ssundrfc r lo to pay for the wash
lag ' ' iving the amount, $1, de
duet? I ? ?. y by tp? paymaster, each
asont ?ntra tor.
Th< |th th? el dhes
washing ?.;?. ! from the encampment,
the quartermai tor I a I
bath houaoa f< r ? ? hn ??? ? ant, a water
Eh to - the men to keep their bodies
irked that the pr.>? osed laundry
?yeten wai the san.' as ?hat In the Regular
Army, when It I I been found satlsfaeti ry.
Just bow satisfactorily it will work In the ease,
<>f th<- volunteer troops in Camp Algor, who may
?a ordered away at any time and on short no?
,i(>e, and some of whom may prefer to ?ash
their owo ithea, especially In cases of limited
aardrobes, remains to bo wan. The fact that
'??- ai] ? - ? bo tried on tho ground of
f-ecejs;?}? |a another oAcial ? >nfoaslon that the
'Aat?r supply of Camp Alger is not only Inade?
quate now. | ut will not he made BUfBctent for .ill
'?Qalroe . iiklag of twenty more
THE POos fUPFXT COXPLAINSO OF.
I^ud oomplal ita !.???<- \,?-^r\ made and some are
?Uli h?ard : the rations laanwd to the
trocpe Rt Camp Alger, both as to tht quanti /
?^?o quality. Of course, many of those com
V-*ir.ts are due to causes for which the eom
?nar-ding officers and e mmltoorios are not ra
^^tioaie. The caily ration ?s a liberal on-, eon
lnaot mor good, wholoaoroe food?when tho
r"'''ra>tr,, ... ... ,_... ... .. _
u,llP" li'??- been a<-i-ustonied to a greater
? ' ?y and a different sort of diet, and no
^uturally G.??? ui;ainsti ,,? complains about, a
???tig which "i-.ard tuck." bacon, bonne, coffee
? -''Ut irr.lk or cream, and to on. cut what to
? seems a disproportionately targa figura, if
as ? <"*n used to roast batf or steaks or chops
?net r; twice <a day, a chanpe to fresh meat
alce a week seem? to hlni a real privation.
vriV . ttling? ar" troubling a ?'??<1 many
erente?re now, as they did In 1861. Moreover,
*\nj ' ' ?!?'? "?en detailed ae cooks art gi ? ^
not ?G'^',:,';''',*"0-"?. and "?me of tlu-!r dish? s ai.?
of PlijJ?!:i^? They have an abundant supply
coc^klrK uten??e-Rboct three time? as many
foula voluntser? bad m ihci- put have not yet
Z* ,h" k^?ok of ruing them orith ?M bfst
uog. (in .h(; who?0 hewevee, as The Tribuno
? r**s**n4tnt can voucn from paratimi obatr
a*^on' ,he cookl.ig ?n n.any of tht roglmonta
-amp Alger Is fairly good), a:.d In soir.<> cases
?'jptionaiiy ,o. Complaints on this scoro
J? ?"dually dlrnlnlah and flnalty cease.
u wert have unttenbudrjr beta same yusd
^^?Mtleuea on fourth pag?
WORK OS ]VAli li EYES U E BILL.
SIGNS OF AN EARLY AGREEMENT IN
THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE.
Washington. June ?.???? eonferrees on the
War Revenue bill held their first session to?
day, and v,i:h the exception of Iwo hour? for
dinner between 6 and h o'clock they ?rere in
continuous session from 3 o'clock this afternoon
until late to-night
The confermi are pledged to secrecy, except
on the moil gmeral features of their work.
Nothing lias therefore developed as to the actual
result? of the meeting except that the feeling
was manifested on the part of representatives
of both houses which pave ris* t?> ti.r expres?
sion on all sides that the conference would not
be so prolonged as they had been led to feel it
would. The House memhers were found to be
generally willing to accept the changes made by
the Senate where those changes were merely
questions of phraseology, and to meet the Sen?
ators half-way on the more material altera?
There was comparatively little talk over the
general features of the bill, but the work began
promptly \\ith the first paragraphs, beer and
eo receiving firsi. attention, it Is known
?hat the repr?sentatives of the House stood out
stlilly for their origina! provisions for the taxa?
tlon of the tobacco on hand and also for the
House reading on tobare,, package*, but it Is
said that no d"finlte agreement was reached
on either proposition. The indications are that
the provision in regard to beer will be left as
the Senato fixed it.
Tiie Democratic members sat with the Kepub
II ino, and there was no suggestion Of party
division, ns is usual In considering revenue
WAB ? S PAM S ? BOAT SVNKt
(Copyright! UM: Th* ?ssnrtsiei P?ese]
On Board the Associated Tress Dispatch-boat
Dauntless, off Santiago de rub?, June ">, v?a
Kingston, .Jamaica, lune <>. 10 a. m. Whether
the American Dsel has ? ink ? Spanish torpedo
fa ?I destroyer on Friday night has not been ab?
At 10 o'clock Friday nigh*, the cruiser New
Orleans discovered whit appeared to be a tor?
pedo-boat destroyer close to the shore, and sig
i ?!'.?>?! tho flagship New-York that It was evl
denl a nl?ht torpedo attack was to be made.
Both the New-York and the New-Orleans opened
fire, and their shells Purst around the dark ob?
ject. Finally a thirfeen-lnch she',! from ?he Mas?
sachusetts (not the Oregon, as first reported),
was tlied and exploded, and the searchlights of
the itSMls were turned on th ? spot where the
supposed destroyer had been sighted, but not a
trace of the boat could be found, and it is be?
lieved aboard the New-York that she was sunk.
The first assumption was that the vesse] was
the Terror, bul it is believed now that It "as
the Pluton or the Furor, as the Terror is not
bel ?ve] to have been at Santiago.
On Saturday two Schwarzkopf torpedoes were
found floating two miles south Of F.l Morro. This
le the class of torpedo usci by the Spanish, ai l
one of the two found had only the practice
Many officers of the fleet believe that a dark?
ened rallwa) t'aln that wan moving a! >ng the
shore was the real object of the bombardment
instead of ? destroyer No wreckag* has been
found; n? dead bodies hive been noticed, and
It is possible that the torpedoes were some of
thos- fired at the collier Mtnimac while Lieu
tenant Habana wan sinking her.
MADRID AXD TUR WAR.
Madri!. June ?.?In the Chamber of Deputes
: to-day Seftor C'.r^u, the Minister Of the Col?
??nies, replying to Inquiries on th? subject, Bald
the Government had no Information tending to
confirm the Spanish report? that the United
States cruiser Baltimora had been blown up by
an internal explosion, at Manils except the fact
that "Lloyd's Gazette" had erased the Baltimore
from It? Hat of American ship?,.
Beflor Comas asked If a note had been sent to
the Powers "pointing out the American viola?
tions of International law." Re urged the Gov?
ernment to include |n such a communication the
that "the Americans had furnished arm? to
an almost savage race |n the Phi'); pine Is!
Sefioy Oiron declined to say whether a note
liad or had not te?n sent to th? Power?.
The Minister of Finance, Seflor Pulgcerver, re?
.- r isms in the Senate on the raisins
I the new loan, declared the presen! situation
and needs of the war necessitated the measure,
SPAIN'S BIG WAR%LOAN
Paris. June rt.-"The Temps" to-day publish??*
a dispatch from Madrid which announces thai
-,he Spanish Minister of Plnane?, Beflor Putgcer
ver, has submitted to the Cabine! the arrange.
mentS for the new loan, which It is understood Is
to be made without t?e -ruaran tea of the tobacco
monopoly and without th?? assistance of foreign
The Bank of Spain, It Is said, will advan? s
when neceSSaiT In Instalments, the sum of
1,000,000,000 pesetas, the amount of the loan,
and undertake the foreign expenses Of the army
and navy The Government, it Is added, esti?
mates that it has sufflolen! resources for several
8PAIN'B PHANTOM FLEETS.
Hong-Kong, .Tune 0. - Advleeg from Manils say
it is officially declared there that four armed
cruisers, with CO liters and torpedo boats, and
transport-ships carrying ten thousand troops,
have left Spain, proceeding for Eastern waters.
C?MARA RETURNS TO Cadiz.
Gibraltar, June 0 ? It is reponed here to-dav
that the Spanish (1er? commanded by Admiral
C?mara has returned to Cadiz, after completine
the series of manoeuvres which formad the pro?
gramme of the cruise.
WARSHIPS NOT YFT READY
London, June fi? A spedai dispatch received
in this city to-day from Vienna i-ays:
"According te. private advices from Cadiz, the
preparation for aetlV? service of the Spanish
cruiser Carlo? V, the battle-ship Pelavo, and the
auxiliary cruisers Patriota and Rapido, is pro?
ceeding slowly, and these vessels are not yet
nearly ready to proceed to sea.'
-,OT WORRIED ABOUT THE CADIZ FLEET.
Washington, June fi.-That Cadiz fleet, which
was reported to b? doing strange things in
the West Indies yesterday, is not giving the
naval officials any concern. They have learned
through the Mata Department that the Spanish
?hips were at Cadiz las! Friday, so they could
not well have been in the West Indies two days
PRIZES TO BE BOLD AT AUCTION.
K-y West. K'.a., June ? (Special). -The resaels
Which were'eondemne?! BJ prizes last week will
,,e ?old at auction on June 21, unless present
plan? are changed.
The Catalina and Miguel Jover, which were
released will sail for Spain aa soon as the bonds
... ,.' .- ,.^es are completed. The bond fixed in
,;'.,. Catalina'! ?ase Is 1850.000. and In that of
the? Mifc'uel Jovtr U ? $300,000.
BOMBARDING AT BANTIAGO
IS7ASI0N MAY HAVE BEO?N.
SHIPS pire OR forts INSURGENTS
ATTA 'K ON LAND.
<<- ???-.?. t? ?-?..- Tb? Aaaoctatad Pr???.)
Cape Haytlen, Haytl, June 0 < 1 : ? 50 a. m.).-At
S o'clock ;his morning strong cannonading was
heard from the direction of Aguadoroa, a little
east of Morro Castle, Which defends the eastern
entrance of the harbor of Santiago de cuba.
A quartf r of an hour later the noise of the
cannonading greatly Increased, the tiring evi?
dently pro? ?ding from guns of the largest cali?
AMERICANS ATTEMPT TO land.
(Copyright: ???sp Th* An.^!Bf?-ii Prfie.)
? Frim A S'r.-xnii-h ? fefTeapeadant.)
Havana June ?'>, 7 ?, m. Twenty-four vessels
of the Amer! an fleet opened fir-? at ? o'clock
this morning upon the fortifications at the en?
trane.?, to Santiago Harbor and along the const
line. The firing ceased nhotit 11 o'clock.
Further details are no! ye? known here.
Colonel Aldoa, with a Spanish force, yesterday
Sustained ? fir?* near Punta Cabrera front the
Insurgents on the land side and from the Ameri?
The Spanish forces are well Intrench*?.! on th"
line from Blboney '? Aguadoi ??, end to-day
they checked at I tempt of the American forces
to land, and repelled them.
it is understi ?l hers that th" members of
th? Merrtmac crew, who are imprisoned a'
Santiago, r.ro well treated by the Spanish com?
FIRING AT ??GADOROS
Cape Haytlen,Haytl, June ? il 80 ? m.) -Ad?
vices just recelv d from Bantlago de Cuba say
the bombardment of the fortifications and the
neighboring landings, particularly Aguadoroa,
IANDED AT KQVADORES
T.nr.d'-n. June ? \ dis] steh t< TI ?? financial
News" from Cape Haytlen r. says
"Ai daj rlcan
? \. ? few ? ei easl
' Bantlago d? Cuba, und? ? cover of Admiral
Bampson'i guns. Th?? batterle* il si
.? ? ? ! after ? harp ent."
RPAN1RH PLANS FOR DEFENCE.
London,J lent of
? 1 ? Btai
"General Blai '> ral Cervers and ?;??
eral Linar? .?'?? el??
letalllng the or, ??
to repel the in
"Th< reporl > garrlaoi
?. ilunteers si ? are In high
p-nr. vessels are ? ? '? U '?*
? beiif ed that the
loa ani (iui
? forces ?r? ..-? the alert sal ? both
? sides of Sani ng of an
\- nr th? diversi - perte?!
1 I ? , ? of iev< al
? send .???.??
??, ;. ... sis Ltnarei e consider the!
th' y !. ' ? to fi th the
.... | ? .....
will saslsl the ?? I 1 A Imlral
Rampson and Cot ? check. Oen
eral Blai G He
vana has een the A
?'...?is were coi ? ? r Bantlai
he has been . ? .
? ? ? - pan f the
. . ? | les
,? |, .... .. , ? ?, ,.rr.
ment, the Insular Pat Kami nt and the Aul
authorities srei 1er. with
' ? ? ? while he
. a?. ? TI ? Inactive and
lack provi it to ti ?? rigor?
.?us wat' h on ?
HEROES rSED G??1 SPAIN'S DEFENCE
r m ? ?? I Th< S Pi Dispatch Boat
rjaui . , . .... June ?*? ' la
; Klnp : !i' ? June 0, i'1 ? m Admiral
Sam? ,en specie It 11
? another attach ,:: Morro,
where tie ' ' ' ?>?*? Imprta?
? ? shs ? be spared in 11 ?
Admiral Cervera'l : iranees were ac?
companied by thi statement that Lieutenant
H il non and his men were confined there. TM?
placing of pro nere In the dire?*! line or fire Is
... nouneed by the Ktm :'? ??? ? is a thir?
teenth-century defence, an acl ol Incarnate
crRANS NEAR SANTIAGO
On Board th< ' dated Press Dispatch Boat
Dauntless, of! Rait lago de Cuba, June "?, ^ia
Kingston, J?males Juni ?, IS s m General
Castlll COI ' ? ' ?uhan forces in the
west and north of 'te- Pro h ? of Bantlago, is
?concentrating 1,000 Cubani neat the city of
Bantlago de Cuba.
TO BLOW DP 1 HE MERRIMAC.
London, June 7. The Madrid correspondent or
i "The Times" says:
"it is stated that 'he Merrlmac sark before
rea? hin,- the entrance to the channel. Captain
| Aunon, Minister of Marine, has seni orders that
?he i"? dynamited.
"Th?? 'imparclaV says ft.e Oovernmenl denies
absolutely that any American expeditions have!
landed In Cuba, nod r,.-. attach has been made on
Santiago from the land side Calixto Garcla'S I
farces hover in the neighborhood, and are fra
MEDAL PROPOSED FOR HOBBON
Washington, June ?.?Representative Hart
man, of Montana, has Introduced a J?>lnt PSSOlU- ?
tion directing the Secretary of the Navy to have
li pared and delivered suitable medal? Of honor
to Lieutenant Hobeon, and each member of his
craw, for gallant, heroic and patriotic Services
' rendered to the United stati s al Santiago Rai
bor ?m June S, 189& it appropriates |800 for the
MBADIN? MAH ARRK?tTBD \s ? spy.
I Reading. Ffnn.. June t?Advices received by
frleads of J, n. Edwards, sai rotary or the ?.mug
Men's Christian Association of thli city, who went :
to Cuba last March, say thai be hai been ut.
a? a spy and has ?one insana No other details
have been received.
The highef-i praiee of ?\". bater'i International Pie- ?
? tlonary Is slven by ?* rivals for Imitation la the
ili eresi nn?<r\. and they el Imitate VTebater.
When, for th? appearance . f originality, thi y radi- :
; eally J?.>art from thi w ? bater methods, the inau^i?
? la geaeruily for the Ware*. -Ad?t. * ?
WAR NEWS OF TO-DAY.
The Navy Department received ? report from
Admiral Dewey that he maargenta it
Manila had taken eighteen hundred Ipanitb
prleoners, with fifty officer?.
Tbc Insurgent? in the Philippines are strongly
posted nt Coloocan, eight miles north of
Manila. T.i.? biggest battle of the pr?tent
campaign was fought on May 81
The monitor alonadnocfc wj ordered from San
Francisco t.? Manila; a merchant vessel is
i" gecompauy he.?.
Cnpo Baytlen and Hnvnn.i dispatches say the
American fleet ? Mimed the bombardment
of the fort Meat Ioni nt the entrance to snn
tlggo Barber and along th*? coast. An at?
tack by Insurgents was ? ade on the Span
Nli "ii the land side near Tunta Cabrera.
I.nte dispatches report that T'nlted States
troops landed at Aguadores under pro
tectlon of Admiral Sampson's Runs.
The President nr.d the Navy Department intend
to give handsome recocnition to Naval Con
itrnctor [lobsou for his bravery at Santi
nz<~>. hut the form of his promotion will be j
left to bis e ishes
Th.? Conference Committee on the War Revenue
bill held its tir** session. The prospect? of
an rarlj agreement ar<? good
The sanitary condii ion of ?'amp Alger excites
RECOGNITION FOR HOB80N.
ins wishes t? /?/; coy SUITED
PROMOTION IN' HIS CORPfi ?? TRANS
PER TO THI LINK MAY Bl
Gpt raUMasra ro Tin TRincy* 1
Washington, .lune fl Substantial recognition
will be awarded Constructor Hot.son for his
heroic conduct in the harbor of Santiago, but
promotion Is to be deferred until that young of?
ficer's wishes have been consulted and the Gov?
ernment definitely leerna whether he prefers to
iln a member "f the corps that he has so
distinguished or to be transferred to the line
tiran? h "f the Navy, for which lie has recently
shown a !??? ided pref< rene*? on several oeee
The choleo Is open to htm of continuing In tho
nstructloo corps, with promotion and Increase
of resi I ty, or of being lumi -l over the
my of the officers his senior in the
line ind ipi led a full lieutenant, or poaslbly
a lieutenant-commander Advancement of ton
r. one In his own corpo, would
I gher rank and pay than hla tranofer
.srlth equal rank would entitle him
therefore, the Department orler?
rank of at lea ant It Is not be
g H ibson WOUld accept the advanee
?? m u '?? leni and Secretary i^tit have
'. thai an act in which sueh daring
? remai legres a ers dis
?. ind II ration In
?>????? ifully his plan of ? peratlon,
thai usual attenti? ? and mente
?. ai leai ? than thai acci led
?- "ftl'-ers of th?? Manila '
ms wer? rerontly sent to the
tl '.'? ' ton numbers
In their rea It has been tug
? : thai a suitable reward for the
? uld be t.. advance him ten numbers In
the . ?. ? . . . , .. hi^,
It of ' - ! rank him
' ? ? stoned l^tiu before he ?
I the Naval A I my B? I ? -; hl:n
? extent hi would In a few years have
t rank l enable I Im ? ? assumo the du
ft rps, and In lnt<-r ve;?rs. by
rapid sti ' ind aa a block to a
lai .?? numi er of offici re below I
.?. OP TRANSFER TO THE LINK.
r in the ba't'.?? of
ed for meritorious ? nduct,
I did won for them advancement
..'???? for at leas! l ? fflcers, the
m son will not be satisfied I
: - 1 ? ?? ?. ;i rd than ?
Th? ' .? ? :? ? me ? .?? ons In I lie ? ay . if
tini ' netru toi H? ion In his own corps. !
' ? ? re fern ? remaining in it ins???.! ? of
? ? ?? : ? ne duty. Bine ? II
of coi few ? ? proi otlon
I work sei ?t of i
ih .... over whose heads he would be sdvanced,
while If ho aere appoint? I to th< lino tho inter? ?
. ? ? ? ?. ? v. Mil ? be sacriti ? ?. and In the ion* j
run his rewar I would be ?t?
': ? Dei irtmenl has already conald
ered the queatlon of showing Its appreciation of
young Hobson's courageous set, but has decided
I , ,?. fer sending his name to th.? Senate for pro?
? until hie wishes have been consulted.
An Informal discussion between Chief Con
tor Hlchborn and Aai I itanl Secretai y
Allen ihis morning developed for tho (Iran time,
far as the Department knows, thai ??
en f..r tho last two years hau exhibited a
leaning toward the line rather than for the
construction ?rpt, where there ?? lesa oppor- :
tunlty for displaying ih"i<e attributes possess*?! ;
by him, which, the line men sny. can be t>.*tt.r
iped and exercised it. their branch "f th??
service than in the merely sdentine department
Navy Among Hobson's colleagues there
Is a firm conviction that if the Department "f
fcrs him prom 'ti ? by transfer to som? of th??
? her grad t the ime it would he mosl ac
ceptable to hlra md gratify his ambition more
than tho mete advancement of ten numbers In
his own corps WOUld. Placed nOW at the bottom
of the liti 'if lieutenants, Hobson would rate by
?,t less! ten ? ars' promotion claasmatea now en?
signs, and this would r. suit ultimately 'n his be?
coming the youngest commodore in.l admiral
of th?? whole service. Plnanclally tit? would not
be i" nefltod even by tins tranof? r, and his salary
would be at least $1,200 h s than as would re
celve as a naval conotructor, a rank that he
will attain In my cas?? BOOn, and which he would
secure if promoted only one number t'y the
.tfiOWfi afBRITS AS ? WRITER.
Although only iwenty-elghl yean of age, Bob
F.fn has sh< ??.> ? remai ka ble ability as a writer
and student of naval science, a few years aero
h:n article on "The Coming War in Europe" won
for him favorable mention by the Naval insti?
tute, an organisation composed almost exclu?
sively Of naval officers and dOVOttd to discus?
sions "f naval questions. His subject was re?
garded n? beyond thit nf so young an officer,
but hit treatment showed evidence of acute
knowledge of It. His tendencies are to the theo
r? tlcal rather than to the practical; and al?
though admitted to be one of the most brilliant
naval architects In the Navy, he has seen less
service in practical work at navy yards than
most members <f his corps. This is In a meas?
ure due to Hobson's troubles In KettlnK alon?;
with some of his superiora at naval stations on
account of his disinclination to be subordinated.
Por a short time he served at the New-York
Navy Yard but he and the constructor there
dlsagTOed on some professional point, and Hob
son was ordered to Newport News, and later
became Involved in a controversy with the
II r constructor, which ler| tO his ?letaohmont
und assignment to duty In Washington.
DEWEY'S PLANS WORKING WELL
IN8URQENTB IN THE PHILIPPINES CONDUCTING ACTIVE
OPERATIONS AGAINST THE SPANISH FORCES.
SEVERAL VICTORIES AVON AND MANY PRISONERS TAKEN.
Washington, June 6.?The Navy Department posted the following bulletin this
"Admiral Dewey reports that the insurgents have been actively engaged with?
in the province of Cavit? during the last week. They have won several victories,
taken prisoners about 1,800 men, fifty officers, of the Spanish troops not native.
The arsenal of Cavit? has been prepared for occupation by the United States
troops upon their arrival on transports."
NEWS FROM A DMIRA l DEWEY
uk tells of important successes by
tup: insurgents at manila.
Washington. June ?.?After a lot of conflict?
ing rumors of r.aval engagements, the landing;
of troops and such matter?, at the Navy De?
partment, there came at the close of the day
m? Important bit of news embodied In a report
from Admiral Dewey of Important successes
achieved by the Insurgents at Manila.
Th? officials have been more anxious than they
cared to betray as to Admiral Dewey's condi?
tion. They were not serlcusly apprehensive of
danser to the fleet, but an Impression was Rain?
ing ground that the Admiral had not maintained
th? same measure of success In his operations
In Manila Hay that rewarded his first, effort.
Now th? report received goes to show that his
plans aro working out admirably, that he has
succeeded In daolng upon the Insurgents the
burlen of conducting mllltarv operations against
the Spaniards, while he himself Is lying In en?
forced Idleness awaiting th? arrival of troops,
and that he has succeeded In preventing the
corruption of the Insurgent leaders by the Span
lards, which appeared at one time to he threat?
There Is some speculation here by anxious
minds ss to how the Insurgents will treat the
prisoners 'hey have taken, who are more numer?
ous, If Is sail, than all the captures made by
the ?'ulan insurgents since their war began.
It hu? reported by cable soon after he had se?
cured ? be co-operaf|on of the insurgent chief,
Aguinaldo, that Admiral P'wpy would see to
It that the Insurgent^ observed the rules of
civilized warfare. Th;? caution was made neces?
sary by the terrible tnl^s that had been cir?
culated of the barbarous treatment of prisoners
?. the insurge?t!
It Is sincerely hoped that Aguinaldo will see
to It that tills agreement Is observed In the case
of the ?,?-?:? prisoners he now holds, for It is
believed In official circles that the nations of
1 the civilized world will hold the United State?
morally responsible for any great excesses that
may be committed In the Philippines as a re
? ' :'? ? ? ?: ? there. The Navy Department
erti ils declare that Dewey is not responalble
f..r th?* safe keeping and maintenance of these
prisoners, srhlch is most fortunate, considering
the limited resources oi the Admiral In the mat?
ter of provi ?
MONADNOCK HURRIED TO MANILA.
Washington. Jun?? ? The Navy Department
e-ive ardan to-day that the double-turreted mon
Itor Monadnock, now a? Mare Island CaL,
?houl 1 be mad-' read;.? to sail for Manila within
ten ??ays. and the necessary orden were nur?
ri II] telegrai h< ?i
The Monterey will not wait for the company
of the Monadnock, bul should be ,->fr ?n the
course Of a few hours under the convoy of the
Brutus The Navy Department will Immediately
procure an? ther merchant ship to accompany the
Monadnock on her 6,000-mile voyage. The
Monadnock is a most powerful double-turreted
monitor. With twin screws and 8,000 horse?
power enrrlnes. she Is easily able to make twelve,
and ? half knits an hour. Bull! on the Renerai
Unes of the AmrhltrltQ, sh?' has better engin?*
and m re ? iwer than that monitor.
She carries four 10-lr.ch gun? in two turrets.
es two I Inch rapid-fire guns tn a case?
mate, and a numerous secondary battery Her
coal capacity In 250 tons In bunkers, and almost
as much stowage r???m can be found on the
decks. Consequently, the Monadnock has the
ability to make a longer cruise than the Mon
terey without replenishing her coal supply, yet
her capacity is still too small to permit her to
tnakc the passas-?? from Honolulu to the I'hlllp
Wi*h these two monitors Admiral Dewey will
be fully able to take care of himself, even fhould
the much-talked-of Cadis fleet undertake to at
tack him In Manila Harbor Th.* monitors at
Ihelr maximum draw only l-l1??.? feet of water, or
10 feet leas than the battle-ship Pelavo, and
therefore would be able to pick their position
In the shallow water where the Spanish battle?
ship could not possibly reach them, and hammer
away at the latter to their hearts' content, pre
ng themselves eo small S mark as to render
11 difficult for the Spanish gunners to reply ef?
There Is no doubt entertained of the Monad
neck's Seaworthiness,, for before being recen?
sirli.;.??! al the Mare Island Navy Yard, she
made the entire voyage from the Delaware
clear around the Horn to San Francisco, a voy?
age longer than that made by the Oregon.
WANT AGUINALDO, DEAD OR ALIVE.
(Copyright! tftOS; Th? At.vx'lated Pr?ta.)
Manila, May 2'J. via Hon< Kong, June ?.?
Many natives will try to secure the large reward
the Government has offered for the capture of
the Insurgent chief Aguinaldo, dead or alive.
Already several of the insurgent officers have
THE CENTENNIAL TO PR RE-EXAMINED.
Washington, June ??In view of the news?
paper reports that the vessel Centennial, char?
tered by the War Department as a transport
for the Manila expedition, is unseaworthy, As?
sistant Secretary Melklejohn to-day telegraphed
the agents of the Department at San Francisco
to have another and a thorough inspection made
of the ship. If the assertion?, regarding the un
fttneeSJ Of the vessel for service are borne out
by the examination the (barter will be can
colled. It was Intended by the Department that
the Centennial should form me of the lieft of
vessels to compose the second expedition to the
Diamomi? at auction, on unique terms. Buyers
have M hours to examine good? before paying Cor
them. ii and 2 dally. ra< Johnston Jewelry Co.,
17 Union t?'.u.ue. J. H. Frenen, auctioneer.??dvt.
INSURGENTS NEAR MANILA
MAKE VIGOROUS ATTACK ON SPAN?
IARDS ON LEFT BRANCH OP
Hone; Kon*. June fi?The correspondent of The
Associated Press at Manila, under date of Junt
"I have traversed the whole region of fight
Ins: during the last three days, in spite of tht
prohibition. I found the Insurgents strongly
posted at Calooean, eight miles north of Manila,
and at Baeoor, the same distance south. To tht
east I found nothing In the way of insurgent
"The Spaniards hold the whole Pastg River
(which falla Into the bay Immediately below tht
town of Manila) to the lagoon. The two sec
| Cons of the Insurgent forces signal their m ????
? mente with fire balloons.
I "To the northward the rising Is general and
the Spaniards are few. The railway has been
cut in several places, and the English overaeera
have be?n warned off."
"To the southward there has been fierce fight?
ing; on the Zapote River, between Baeoor and
1\as Pinas. The biggest battle of the present
campaign was fought last Tuesday (May 81).
The Insurgents attacked on the left branch of
the Zapote, waded across amid a typhoon,
stormed the banks for several miles along, and
carried the Spanish trench?s with knives.
"Yesterday (June 1) they tried the right branch
of the Zapote, but failed. The Spaniards cm?
1 ployed artillery all day, but no casualties are
' reported To-day there has been only Ineffective
? NETWORK OF AMnrarADES.
"The country Is densely wooded and swampy.
Roth sides shoot aimlessly 1 pot In th? mid?
dle of the firing, but nobody was hurt. Noth?
ing was visible In the fusllade, and I believe
not ly knew what he was shooting at. The In?
surgents, however, are excellent In a m?l?e,
"The Spaniards say they were victorious yea?
terday, but that they cannot follow up the vie
tory and annihilate the rebels, because of tht
American warships at Tavit?. Moreover, they
say It Is n^cessqry to save their energies for tht
"Meanwhile the neighborhood of Manila la an
Impenetrable network of ambuscades."
The Spaniards are utterly unimpressed by the
naval defeat here. They explain that their
squadron was vastly outclassed, and are confi?
dent of a victory on shore. They are deter?
mined to fight to the end as the ships did.
Evidently they will never learn common
sense until Manila Is annihilated by street and
house fighting In the outer city and by a bom
! bardment of the walled citadel.
The Insurgents raided a railway -?ration ten
ml.es to the north of Manila, and killed three
priests and an officer. There has abo been a
' pitched battle at a Spanish post south of Minila,
UCMI Cavit?, the result being that the insurgents
ictlred. The Spanish casualties were I5<>.
At Manila the work of constructing defences
goes on. And ?here are sandbag br-astworks In
all directions. The American? are always using
thiir searchlights, but they atv<M Interfere wttjg
'he work on the defences. The Spaniards be?
lieve that they are sh.>rt on ammunition.
The Governor has Issued a proclamation of?
fering the natives great concessione, and de?
claring that the Americans will be powerless on
[NtUROBKTI STKADIXY ADVANCING.
Meanwhile the Insurgents are steadily ad?
vancing along the coast, supported by the
United States ?gunboat Petrel, and are driving
the Spaniards into Manila. They have capt?
ured five important positions nine miles from
the city, and over 4??? Spaniards have been
killed. Four thousand Spanish reinforcements
have been sent, but it Is asserted that Aguinaldo
will enter the city by June 1. A bombardment
will be avoided, if possible.
The Spanish outposts have been driven In all
along the line, simultaneously and with great
slaughter. There has been fierce hand-to-hand
fighting for seventy hours, despite the typhoon
which is raging
The violent winds and torrents of rain render
the rifles of the Spanish troops unavailing.
To-day the Insurgents held Malabon. Tarlao
and Baeoor. They are now attacking Santa
Mesa and Molate, the suburbs of the city, which
Is completely encircled for a distance of seven
A native regiment, under Colonel Aguinaldo,
cousin of the insurgent leader, yesterday Joined
The Governor has issued a despairing procla?
mation, begging the Insurgents to come to
terms, and meanwhile he Is arranging to re?
move all the Spanish population Inside the old
walled city. He Is filling the moats, testing the
drawbaidges and placing strong guards in the
principal streets and artillen" along the walls.
All the other troops are camping in the suburba
The weather is terrific.
I visited Cavit? without the Spaniards know?
ing it, and found there 197 wounded and M
prisoners, among the latter six Spanish officers,
the others natives. All were well treated.
Ch^ef Aguinaldo, in the course of an inter?
view, has said that the Insurgents are eager to
rush upon Manila forthwith, but that Admiral
Dewey refuses to allow "hordes of passtonate
and semi-savages to atorm a civilized metropo?
Admiral Dewey Intends to await the arrival
of the American troops. In the meantime the
insurgents have been forbidden to cross the
Malete River, sever, miles south of Manila. If
they attempt to cross the Petrel will be sta?
tioned there to bombard them.
The foreigners have held a public meeting, and
two steamers are ready at a moment's notice to
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