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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1SSS.
At ?en Vlmnt Manila.
The character of our Information
from the harbor cf Manila is so contra
dictory and ambiguous that It Is useless
to predicate editorial opinion upon it
in advance of more satisfactorj reports.
A Hong Kong dispatch, dated Tuesday,
stales that news of the occupation of
Manila by Admiral Dewey was expect
ed this evening. The correspondent of
the London Telegraph at Hong Kong
reported to his Journal that the German
"authorities," there strenuouslj denied
any intention on the part of Vice Ad
miral von Diedrich to f.ivor the Span
iard;, or to violate the friendly neutral
ity of the Kaiser.
Other dispatches are not as assuring.
One asserts, that the European admirals
have finessed Aguinaldo into a design to
ask' the powers m suar-uitee the inde
I endence of the Philippine Islands un
der a native government and that he
has issued a circular announcing that
intention. We are not much inclined
to credit the story, which, however,
might be true, because an thing is pos
sible. If true. It would show that the
native leader has lost his head and
much of his ability to serve his race in
the archipelago. As he has shown ex
cellent .sense, as well as nillitarj abil
ity. In the past, we are slow to believe
that he could have fallen Into o ob
ious a trap.
It is with much regret we are obliged
to assume the correctness of Informa
tion, coming lu many wavs and from
widely different sources that the fra
ternization of the German naval officer
with the Spaniards in Manila is being
conducted with a degree of ostentation
that cannot fail to be regarded as un
pleasantly significant. But for the un
bounded confidence which the American
people Justly plate in Admiral Dewey,
the situation in our Oriental possession
would create a much wider feeling of
unxlety than, so far, it docs-.
The" Impression prevails that the
general battle for the reduction of San
tiago and the capture or destruction of
Cervera's squadron may begin tcdaj.
No -doubt that is true in a military
sen-'e, but it does not follow that the
fighting will assume heavy proportions
nor that all or most eif the army will
be engaged. The successful advance
of General Wheeler's division to
a petition between the Sevilla hills and
the tlty has made it possible for Gen
eral Shaffer to develop his left Hank
by sending General Kent's division to
occupy the heights Just to the cast of
Morro Castle, and it is on that end of
the line that we look for the next Im
General Shatter is reported to have
confidence that from Kent's present po
sition an assault can be made on the
Morro, and that it can be taken with
out much difficulty or loss. Should that
be found feasible, the key of the situa
tion would be in our hands. Sampson
could then proceed at leisure to ex
plore the channel for mines and re
move them, and have a clear opening
to move in and engage Cervera.
Operations are still obstructed by un
avoldable delay in getting the siege
guns in position, and we gather from
various reports that they may not be
all etnplaced and ready for business for
several dajs et. Hut the end cannot
be long postponed. Linares is In a very
tight place. On Sunday night General
Wheeler succeeded In cutting off the
water supply of Santiago, which must
now depend upon a limited numb;r of
cisterns, in which the water Is low
and foul, as the rains have not set in
jet. That bit of strategy will unques
tionably exert a telling effect in hasten
ing results. "
The widest diversity of opinion seems
to prevail as to the effective strength
of the Spaniards behind the defenses.
Refugees from Santiago lately report
that twenty thousand re-enforcements
have come In within a short time, and
General Shafter Is said to have corrob
orative" Information. It may be so, but
It Is doubtful, since the movement of
uch a body of troops vvqujdj IjardJy I
haye escaped the attention of Garcla's
scouts through the country. Pando's
movement from Holguln has probably
been abandoned, as the Cubans have
failed to find any traces of his column
In the territory he would have to tra
verse. We have previously noted the
departure of Ave thousand Spanish reg
ulars from Manzanlllo for Santiago.
Five battalions of this force have re
turned to their starting: point, so that
excursion, too, seems to have been giv
The Investment Is now complete, and
General Shatter has announced his al
most readiness to deliver the final blow.
Analyzing: the situation. It appears like
ly that the battle will be one covering
Part) Coffin Makers.
Whatever conclusion certain leaders
of the Democratic minority in the Sen
ate may have reached In the premises,
there Is not an atom of doubt that the
masses of the national Democracy do
not regard Hawaiian annexation as a
party question, and Indignantly resent
the attempt in Congress to make It one.
Why any Democrat In public life should
deliberately endeavor to saddle upon
the organization a policy jo which its
history, traditions, and most glorious
leaders have been opposed, and commit
it to antagonism of a policy which, for
more than half a century, has been one
cf patriot'c, extra-political .non-parti
sanship. Is more than we can under
stand. Most of the great men of all Ameri
can parties have favored the annexa
tion of Hawaii. Piesldent Tjler, a fa
mous Whig, wanted It. President
Pierce and his Secretary of State, the
illustrious Marcy, who, it Is needless
to sav. were sterling Democrats, not
only advocated it, but actually at
tempted a treaty of annexation which,
unfortunately, came to naught. Presi
dent Andrew Johnson was an annexa
tionist, and so was William II. Seward.
Xo fact is more notorious In Ameri
can politics than that a vast majority
of the people, without regard to party
affiliations, are not only favorable, but
eager and determined to secure the ad
vantages which all sensible and uncor
rupted citizens believe will accrue to
the United States by reason of the ac
quisition. Regarded from whatever
point of view one likes, it is incompre
hens'ble that Democratic statesmen
should travel outside of the record to
find and occupy an unpopular and un
patriotic position which must lnevita
bl work destruction to their party if
forced upon it.
Again "the busy rumor circling 'round"
announces that the President next week
will call for one hundred and fifty thou
sand additional volunteers. Probablv this
story will be denied at the White House
and War Department, but we are in
clined to think that It Is not without
some foundation.. In the present tem
per of the country, and considering the
possibilltj, which maj be a proba
bility, that we might have trouble with
ome European state, the movement
would be rather popular than other
wive Uesides that, we shall need a
greater armj to bring the war to a
close without waste of time. Mr. Mc
Klnlej might do worse than to issue his
call at once.
Opposition to the will of the American
people Is weakening In the Senate. Dem
ocrats in that body who have been de
luded into supporting the Reed-Jones-Balley
combination to place the Demo
cratic part falselj on record as opposed
to national expansion and future com
mercial greatness and prosperitj, are
showing a decided inclination to let go of
the thing, discovering it to be a live
wire, charged with a hundred thousand
volts, not to mention unmeasured ohms
and watts of political death. All the
anti-annexation obstructionists now hope
for Is a hole to creep out of. and one
small enough to suit their size.
Preparations for tjie expedition to the
Spanish coast are being hurried. The au
thorities appear to be determined upon
this movement, whatever ele may hap
pen. It is stated that Cadiz, with Its ship
yards, arsenal, and government build
ings of one sort or another within easj
reach of our big guns, offers a tempting
opportunity to inflict punishment upon
Spain, and further reduce her abilit to
repair her shattered naval power. The
expectation Is that Important results
can be reached b the middle of July.
Watson's squadron will be on its way,
headed for the Canaries, very shortly.
The Suez Canal authorities have In
formed Admiral Camara that they are
doing business on a cash basis, and that
his draft for J1G0.OG0 is not good enough
He has other difficultes. and coal is the
principal one. With but 7,000 tons in his
bunkers, and no certainty of a supply at
the other end of the ditch, he Is badly
hung up Besides that, he has outstajed
his twentj-four hours' welcome, and will
have to start one wa or another without
loss of time. Europe Is inclined to be
sarcastic and to suspect that he will put
about and go home, declaring that he
would hive retaken the Philippines and
exterminated Dewey, 'but thej wouldn't
let him." It seems therefore likely that
the Manila problem will have to hump
along without Camara.
LIVES LOST IN THE BIG HORN.
Mr. nnd lh. H-irLC. Their Child nnd
Two MkitnrH Perish.
Chejenne, Wo, June 29 Five visitors
to Thermopolis Hot Springs. Big Horn
Basin, were drowned last W'ednesdaj by
the overturning of a ferrjboat in the
Big Horn River.
They are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beggs,
of Wolton, Wjo ; O. P. Gray and Miss
Mjrtle Cantlin, of Big Horn Basin and
an Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Beggs.
Spiininrdu nnd Dirt.
(From the Minneapolis Tribune.)
The Spaniards have alnays had an antipathv
to walcr. There was once a Spanish queen who
made a vow that Ehe would not change her linen
until a certain citv, then being licsirgfd. should
surrender, and the siege lasted about a vear. A
Spanish historian of the Conquest of the Granada.
spcakks thus sneennglv atiout the Moors and
their addiction to water: "Water is more neces
sary to thcc infidels tlian brcid. The make use
of it In repeated daily ablutions enjoined bv
their damnable religion, and employ It in liaths
and in a thousand other idle and extravagant
modes of which we Spaniards and Christians
make but little account " The horrible san tarr
statc of Havana and olhcr Cuban cities, and the
unspeakable tilth of Havana hrb"r, which for
three e-entunei has received the sewage of that
citj without once being cleaned out, shows that
the modern Spaniards hare made no progress In
that Tirtuc of cleanliness which good Christians
of more advanced cations hold to be next to
Up to Date.
(From the Boston Tratvler)
Country Father When I was yAr age I
with the lark.
i yAu- age I got up
Citiflrd Son Oh. that's nothing, father. Us
fllnn (n thn cltv tranMa!!.. k n k l-.l. .... -11
BikC " -" -"
THE EVENING TIMES, WASHIEffifTON. TEDNES.QAY. JjJNE 29, 1698,
SOLDIERS AT SAN JUAN.
The Spaniard Poorly Prepared f
Defend the City-
New York, June 29 Porto Rico is not in
a condition to oppose an Invasion, accord
ing to a passenger who arrived here from
San Juan. Before bis departure he-made
a tour through the Interior of the island
and carefully noted all the conditions
"I doubt very much," he said, "if more
than 10,000 men could be gathered to re
sist the Americans. The best troops on
the island compose the Guarda Seville.
They are well drilled and well armed.
There are, however, only 900 of them.
They belong to the flower of the Span
ish army. Besides that there are four
battalions of regular infantry, consist
ing of 700 men each.
"One of these battalions wan sent over
from Cuba last' April. It was composed
mostly of Invalid soldiers, transported
to Porto Rico to recuperate. There Is a
volunteer regiment, consisting of 900 men,
who are fairly good soldiers.
"In addition to that many of the coun
trymen have been brought in from the
fields and plantations. They are enrolled
in a regiment, which now numbers only
400 men. It Is difficult to get the natives
to enlist. They believe that in the event
of an attack by the Americans they will
be placed In the front rank. I should es
timate the troops now in the city of San
Juan to number About 4.500 men. There
are In the fortifications COO artlllcrj men.
"Outside the city there are two regi
ments of well-organized volunteers. The
government has armed the colored boot
blacks and porters In San Juan with ma
chetes. They number perhaps 300. It
is a ludicrous sight to see these 'mache-
teros. as they are called, strutting about
the streets. They are very cowardly, and
would probably run at the approach of an
enemy. The streets at night are filled
with sentinels. The electric light works
are not In working order, and the thor
oughfares are in darkness.
"As I traveled through the Interior I
was impressed by the indifference of the
people with regard to the Invasion. All
with whom I talked said: "Let the Yan
kees come. We would rather submit to
their authority than that of Spain; then
we would have work to do, and our fam
ilies would not starve.'
"Most of the poor in the city have gone
to the country, where they subsist upon
jams and bananas. In the smaller towns
the stores are closed. Provisions In San
Juan are growing extremely scarce.
Shortly before the bombardment S.000
bags of flour arrived. After that live
Canadian vessels came Into port with
codfish. Now that San Juan Is block
aded. I think the people will experience
the greatest hardship. Work on all the
coffee and tobacco plantations has been
"Hundreds of persons were leaving the
citj shortly before I left Nearlj all the
women and children had been sent to the
country. One may walk In the streets
of San Juan all day now without seeing
one womin The city expects a bom
bardment almost any da."
CIVIL LAW AND THE SOLDIER.
1'rivnte IJnuiicbrrKer. Arrested
thlle on Piirloii-rh. 1m Hclensc-d.
New York, June 25 Private Charles
Danneberger of the First New Jersey
Volunteers, appeared in the Elizabeth
police court jesterdaj to answer a
charge of non-support made bj his wife.
The couple hive two children. Danne
berger. whose father is -a veteran of
"Phil" Kearnv's brigade, had Just, come
home on furlough from Camp Alger
when the warrant was served
Danneberger told Judge Hetlleld he was
only getting $15 CO a month, and could not
give his wife anv thing. The judge decid
ed that since the joung man vvas in the
service of the Government, he ns a mag
istrate had no Jurisdiction. He advised
th6 couple, however, to mike a compro
mise. Dinneberger then promised the
Justice he would send $7 home each
month, and started at once to rejoin his
DEATH OF MBS...FAIRFAX.
She Watt the Widow of n Confed
erate Vmal OIIuit.
Baltimore. June 29 Mrs. Eliza M
Fairfax, relict of Capt. Archibald Blair
Fairfax, ordnance department of the
United States Navy previous to the Civil
War. died on Monday at 400 St Paul
Street, aged eight -two jears The de
ceased was born in Vlrginli, and vvas the
daughter of the lite Rev Dr. Norris.
whD was rector of Christ Pro'testant Epis
copal Church. Alexandria. Va . which
General Washington attended. Upon the
outbreik of the Civil War Capt Fairfax
resigned from the Navy, and. going
South, entered the service of the Con
federate State. His three s0ns also went
with him Soon after the war Capt.
Fairfax died, and his widow moved to
this citj, where she had since resided.
USED A UNIFOEM to swindle.
A Colored Man Gets Monc lij Pre
tending to Itecrnlt a Compiin).
New York, June 29 A colored man of
good address, wearing the uniform of a
sergeant In the United States Army, ar
rived in Somerville. N. J, last week, and
told the colored men of that place that
he had been sent there by the Government
to recruit a colored company for the war.
He promised all wh enlisted $150 a
day. but required them to pay him hft
cents as an evidence of good faith. Af
ter getting many names he went away,
promising to return the first of this week
to organize the company. He has not re
turned. It Is estimated he took awaj
from JI0 to $0.
The Priee of Beer I nchnnsred.
New York, June 23 It was decided at a
meeting of the Wine, Liquor, and Beer
Dealers' Central Associitlon jesterday In
in Lexington Opera House, Third Avenue
and Fiftj -eighth Street, that the price
of beer should remain at the usual price
of 10 cents a pint. The association re
solved that the war tax shill not fall
either upon the retailer or the consumer,
but upon the brewer, and sent petitions
to all the precinct districts of the asso
ciation urging them not to comply with
the brewers' demands and to enlist the
sjmpathy of their trade. The associa
tion also resolved to protect the small
dealers to the extent that if an of the
brewers should insist upon the small
dealers who are mortgaged to them pay
ing' the extra dollar a barrel on beer the
entire association would boycott the of
A nrniiinflc rinrlnl.
(From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
Xot sime Sir John .Moore was buried by "lhc
mistv moonbeam's lizht and the lantern dimly
burning," was there so dramatic a burial as that
of Surgeon Cibli, Sergt. Smith and the two pri
vates who were killed at Caimanera, and who,
hko the English general, found their resting place
in ipanin son. inc burial took place, it is
stated, during a sharp attack from the enemv,
and. when those who lud gatherrd to pay their
last respects to their fallen co-nrades, were them
selves in peril. Uiaplan Jones, of the battle
ship Texas, r-mciated, "mining not a word of the
service " The funeral dirge was the stern music
of battle. Here is a theme for a poem. Hero
are elements whiih crave the wording of a master
Thev arc as worth as thoc which voting Charles
Wclfo did so matchlessly hj. Put this is to be
a iectiliarly dramatic conflict. It is as unique as
it is Justifiable. It is Wing fnught in olden and
romantic lands and in lands just awaking to
their destiny. Both sides of the world hear its
cannon. It is a war upon which events, big
with omen, arc turning.
Remedy Worse Than the Dlienne.
(From the Philadelphia North American.)
Artificial legs are now made with pneumatic
feet. Those who have tried them say the im
provement is great over the agonizing rheumatic
A Bitter Campaign.
(From the Detroit Free Praa.)'
Surgeon Gen. Sternberg's consignment of 1,
000,000 quinine pills to Santiago is technical evi
dence that the campaign in eastern Cuba u to
SPAIN'S SUM SHELLS
Baroc Wrought by One That
MISSILES OF MMtNSE FORCE
A Correspondent Describe the? Ter
rible Effect-- of the Projectile.
Went Through the Side of the
Ship as If the Armor Were Made
'London, June 29 The correspondent
of the Telegraph writes from on board
the United StatCR ship Texas, Guantana
mo Bay, under date of June 23, as fol
lows: When I wrote my description of the
landing of the army at Balqulrl yester
day I mentioned Incidentally that the
Texas took part In the strategic move
ment intended to cover the landing. The
duty assigned to the ship was that of
shelling the western batteries at the en
trance to Santiago narbor. This duty
was undertaken single handed, and In
half an hour the batteries had ceased to
reply. In the hurry of catching the mail
steamer I had not time to ascertain
whether any of the enemy's projectiles
had hit the Texas, and besides I vvas ten
miles away to the eastward. Today the
Texas came Into Guantanamo Bay to
transfer eight wounded men to the hospi
talshlp Soiuce and I then learned that
for once the Spanish gunners had made a
hit. They had succeeded In planting a
shell on board the Texas. The projectile
killed one man and wounded eight others
and did considerable damage to the ves
sel herself. By the courtesy of Capt.
Philip I was permitted to go on board
the Texas and see the effect of the Span
ish shell. Tiie Texas, It maj be mention
ed, is a second-clas battleship, built,
with some modifications, to des'gns pre
pared by Mr. Laird Clowes, in competi
tion with other naval experts. The ves
sel is one of the best fighting ships in the
United States Nav, and Is quite gener
ally admitted to be the best sea boat un
der the Hag.
As a proof of this Lieut. Haslar. the
chief officer told me that they have never
jet used "fiddles" thoe abominations
to the landsman on board the vessel.
Lieut Haslar hlmelf conducted me over
the ship, and pointed out the havoc
wrought by the Spanish shell The pro
jectile was a steel C-lnch shell, fired, it
Is believed, from one, of the high-power
ship's guns that haveibeen mounted on
the Santiago fortifications since Admiral
Cervera's fleet was blockaded in Santiago
narbor. It struck thefItxas on the port
bow, between the Ktinleek and the snar
deck, bursting in the forward compart
ment, where there are six 6-pounder guns,
three on either lde. The crews of all
these guns were at quarters and there
were besides a number of other men in
the compartment at the time.
It is miraculous tltit Vinlv one man was
killed and eight wounded. The part of the
ship hit Is outside the Qe.ntral citadel and
above the protected deek. The sides of
the ship at the point of, Impact conlted
of a steel plate one and a quarter Inches
thick The shell pierced this like so much
paper, hit a metal stanchion amidships
and exploded abouf sftn feet from the
plating on the starboard .side. A note
worthy feature qX tht? sjfeL plating was
that it affordt'd "no splinters or debris to
carry Inboard. It was torn into ribbons
and folded hick in a waj that gave the
Impression that the tough metal had been
half melted bv the Impact and passage of i
tne projectile. I he shock, however, was
not sufficient to explode the shell, and had
It missed the stanchion it would have
pissed through the starboard sije and
possibly exploded outside the ship. Un
fortunatelj. the stanchion was dlrectlj in
the path of the shell, and the heavj metal
column offered enough resistance to ex
plode it. The effect was terrific.
Although the shell was only a small
one, 6 Inches In diameter, and therefore
not weighing more than about seventj
pounds, it practicallv wrecked the big
compartment in which it burst, while the
smoke from it forced itself down the am
munition hoists and Into the forward com
partments of the ship, so that for a few
minutes the crew was almost suffocat
ed The stanchion was shivered into at
oms for two feet of Its length, and the
fragments of the burst shell, fljlng for
ward against the starboard side, bulged
the stout steel plates outward to a depth
of 3 Inches. Just at this point one of the
big double-headed angle irons of the
ship's frame was situated. This great rib
of steel, nearlv- twice as thick and heavy
as a railroad rail, was cut through In two
pieces as If it had been made of cheese,
and nearlj two feet of It was carried
awav bodily in minute tpleces. The base
of the shell plowed a furrow down the
steel deck just as a plow would cut
through the soft eoII of a fallow field.
It hit and broke another rib of the ship,
and. breaking Itself In two, both pieces
lodged In a cable reel stardlng close to the
starboard side. The core of this reel was
a prism of oak over 2 feet In circumfer
ence and there was wound on It at the
time a coil of hemp hawser that made a
cj Under about t feet In diameter. The
hemp rope was cut through to the wood
and the stout oaken prism was shivered
to splinters. This one fact alone would
be sufficient to give an Idea of the appal
ling energy ot modern projectiles.
Showers of steel splinters, resulting
from the exploded shell itself and the torn
stanchion and angle Irons, swept along
the starboard side for about 30 feet, cut
ting off heads of bolts, breaking gun fit
tings and stripping off the paint as If a
score of men had worked for hours with
Everj- man in its path wns wounded.
One gunner was hit with no fewer than
fifteen pieces of steel, each about the
size of a hazel nut. At the moment the
shell exploded one man was standing
rignt In Its path. He 'v'as literally blown
to fragments. He was talking to n com
rade, and, strange as It may seem, the
latter, although less than an arm's
length awaj was Unhurt, save for be
ing knocked down by ,the shock of the
explosion. Others "of the men, thirty
feet from the fata shqt. had a dozen
pieces of the shel -plunged Into their
bodies. fr cl
A remarkable feature, of the explosion
was the smallnessof .the pieces into
which the shell burst-nIt shivered into
fragments weighlngjabout an ounce. The
only piece of anyrslze-picked up was
rather less than bajf,j the base. Just
enough to enable It to be ascertained
that It had been ai six-inch shell, fired
from a high-power,!! breech-loading gun.
ard exploded by a .percussion fuse fixed
In the nose. ie
When a small 6-inch -shell Is sufficient
dent to cause all the havoc which I have
endeavored to describe one stands appall
ed at the thought of what will be the
late or a ship that is hit by a huge
12 or 13 Inch shell filled with
high explosives. If the -people who clam
or so loudly for war and prate of the
romance and glory of battle could only
be made to realize what are the possibil
ities of modern ordnance and projectiles
they would hardly beso Inhuman as to
hazard even their enemies, much less
their own sons and brothers, before them
Stonea In Codfish.
(From the Detroit ,Frec Press )
Among the curious things connected with the
codfish is the frequcnev of large stones being
found in the stomach. These are cf various fires;,
sometimes in a large fish weighing many pounds.
It Is a popular belief among fishermen, that these
are taken jut before a 'storm for the purpose of
anchoring, themselves during the expected swells
of the sea. The supposition is corroborated by
the fact that all the fUh taken before a storm
agree in this peculiarity, vvheress at rrdmary
timet nothing of the kind can tie detected.
FEAB TO LET HOBSON GO.
Merrimac Hercea Would Be Efs
chmiKcd lint for Spanish Pre.
New York, June 29 The World prints
the following cablegram, dated Madrid,
June 27, via the frontier:
The Spanish government and Captain
General Blanco are equally disposed to
exchange the Merrimac prisoners; In fact,
an authorization to exchange them was
telegraphed to Gen. Blanco, but the
Havana nnd Madrid newspapers made
a row over It. affecting to believe that
It would be very dangerous to liberate
men who have been close enough to the
defenses of Santiago to be in a position
to carry back Important Information.
Accordingly, after much hesitation, the
government Insisted upon Gen. Blanco,
Gen. Linares and Admiral Cervera re
fusing to exchange, although all three
were in favor of an exchange.
According to Spanish advices. Lieut.
Ilobson and the other prisoners were
confined only a short time in Morro
Fort, and were then transferred to a
vessel in the bay. Thej" are believed to
be safe as long as Linares nnd Cervera
can control the situation. The Spanish
regulars are sure to respect the rights
of the prisoners. The only danger Is
from the volunteers.
Members of the old Spanish party arc
exasperated by the downfall of the old
The arrival of Admiral Camara's fleet
In the Suez Canal, on the way to the
Philippine Islands, tends to confirm the
belief that something is brewing In Ger
many and Austria to assist Spain when
the fleet shall have asserted the ex
istence of Spanish sovereignty In the
principal Islands of each archipelago
outside of Manlla.whlch Camara has
been Instructed to visit rapidlj-.
The war minister and the mllltarj'
authorities again advocated that the
fleet be called back. In case America
sends a squadron over here, but Premier
Sagasta Invokes considerations Interna
tional and djnastlc to send it on.
SURGEONS KEPT BUSY.
Wo r Led All Micht After the Battle
of La tlunNlmaM.
New York. June 29 The World's corres
pondent off Siboney, In describing the
treatment afforded the American wolind
ed after the fight at La Quasimas, sajs:
The Olivette Is being used as a hospital
ship. After the battle In which Col.
Wood's Rough Riders suffered so heavilj
Surgeons Appel. Pope and Parker, and a
corps of Jurlors, labored until 3 o'clock
In the morning, cutting, sewing and
treating the wounds of the men who had
been transferred to the Olivette.
The dining-room had been transformed
Into an operatlrg room, and the tables
and floors were covered with surgical
Instruments. The work of the surgeons
It was observed with curiositj- that a
majority ot the Mauer bullets failed to
pass through the bodies of the wounded,
giving rise to an erroneous impression
respecting the penetration of hlgh-ve-locitj-
An officer who was In the fight ex
plained that a large force of Spaniards
was located 2.000 jards awaj on the top
of a hill and fired continuously. Their
bullets were spent on striking their vic
tim: If this is true the Spaniards have im
proved remarkablj- in markmanshlp.
The Olivette has oa board 12S cases,
of which fifteen are tj'phoid. eight mea
sles, pnd th? rest.wounded and ordinarj
ailments. Onlj- one tjpiiuid patient has
died. 'His name is Domllnson. He neg
lected to report his sickness until It was
too late to save his life.
Only surgical cases will hereafter be
ra!vcd on the Olivette. Fever and other
diseases will be atteided to in a hospitil
on shore under the direction of Major
Electric ligbts on the Olivette have
been of great assistance In the surgical
GOMEZ NEEDS RIFLES.
He Has Received Few Anns Durinir
Key West, Fla . June 29 Gen Julio
Sangullj- and staff, with an escort of
twentj-fivo cavalrjmen. were, on June
20, three miles from the Cuban seat of
government. La Espsranza. province of
Thej landed at Banes from the first
Florida expedition, and were on their
waj- to report to President Maso. after
which thej- expected to join Gen. Gomez
at Las Deiicias. in the district of Re
medies, province of Santa Clara.
Gen. Gomez is in urgent need of
clothes, rifles and ammunition. Col. Ber
nabe Boza. Gen. Gomez's chief of staff,
who is In Kej- West, brought from his
commander a list of supplies needed bv
his army. He asks for each of his three
brigades SCO infantrj rifles. COO carbines,
one dvnamite gun and 1500 machete.
These arms. Gen. Gomez sajs. are needeel
for unarmed men He also asks for
clothes, shoes, medicine and food.
Gen. Gomez his received practicallv
nothing from the filibustering expeditions
for thirteen months, owing to the dlffi-cultj-
of landing on the Santa Clara
coast as compared with Santiago de Cu
ba. NO PEACE PROPOSALS.
Store Troops Called Out to Defend
Spnln'H Const ClticM.
Madrid, June 20 Political debating cen
ters, which abound In Madrid, are partic
ularlj' animated totraj-. The general opin
ion, following that of the archbishop of
Barcelona, was that the time has come
to treat for peace and dlrectlj- with the
United States, not through a third power.
The archbishop of Barcelona sajs Spain
should ask the United States upon what
terms thej- would make peace, and It Is
believed that such is the opinion of the
Spanish people. A cabinet council was
summoned in consequence of the Ameri
can proposals to send a fleet over here.
Its replj- Is to call out 2CCO0 extra men
to re-enforce the garrisons in the seaboard
towns, and to place all the forts in proper
condition to meet anj- emergencj.
The persistent rumor that the govern
ment has ordered Admiral Cervera to
sallj- from Santiago Is ofnciallv- denied.
The admiral without doubt has been
sounded upon the point, but after con
sultation with his captains and after
much deliberation It was resolved that,
much as the question of a sortie was pop
ular with naval men. It would be contrary
to the strict orders of the government,
which are to take the least possible risk
with the ships.
Colonel IngcTHoll nmcNnke.
(From the Kansas Citv Star )
On a tal le in the drawing room of Col. Robert
fi. Ingersoll's home is a photograph album which
is one of his greatest treasures. It is an assur
ance, the colonel sais, that he has not lived and
chatted in vain. The album is filled with over
200 photographs of children that have ticrn bap
tized Robert G Ingersoll, and on most of th?m
there is an affectionate inscription. This has
been the parents' mo--t gracious wav of express
ing to Col. Inarrsoll the love and esteem in
which he was held Most of the little ones were
photographed in their christening rolics and at
the age when even the tondet consideration can
hardly tell which side ot the house thet favor.
One parent, however, in the writing on the 'lack
of the picture expresses the wish that the little
nametake nay ever remain as perfect a likeness
of Col. Ingersoll as he lis at present. Looking at
the funnv, lolling head; the ball in the chubby
hand to keep it quiet, who can say whether cr
not the colonel succumbed to the subtle flatter'.
Cities and towns all over the United .States are
nMcntrit ht thr( fthntrfrrstttis. In ntnsf n,M
f they are places where Col. Ingersoll has lectured.
A solitary little girl winch har lern named after
Mrs, Ingersoll appears in the collection Were
It net for her, Mrs. Ingersoll tells her husband
sho would feel quite jealous of his numerous boys.
Eithcr.JIrs. Ingersoll or his daughter always goes
with the colonel on all ot his triis for lecturing;
so that no matter how cramped or uncomfortable
the inn where he makes his headquarters, he al
ways has one. to help him fcrget that he is away
from hia owa home.
TROOPS 0R0L10 TO CUBA
Twen.r-.seven Regiaents (oLeave
Cfiickamanga for the Front.
THE FIRST ARMY CORPS
It In Vndentood That Major General
Brooke Will Command the Col
umn, and That the Men Will
heme Camp Thomas Within Ten
Camp Thomas, Chlcktrmauga Park. Ga..
June 29. Orders issued a few daj-s ago
directing fifteen Camp Thomas regiments
to prepare for immediate service In Cuba
were cancelled today, and another order
was Issued directing twenty-seven regi
ments, composing the entire First Armj
Corps, to prepare to move at once. It Is
said that Major Gen. Brooke, who has
been In command at Camp Thomas, will
assume charge of this corps and proceed
with It to the scene of action.
Regiments which compose the corps
under orders to leave are: Ninth Pen
sylvanla. Second Wisconsin. First Ver
mont, Twelfth New York, Twentj -first
JCansas, Eighth Massachusetts, First
South Carolina. Twelfth Minnesota,
Fifth Pennsjlvanla, Fourteenth Minne
sota, First Pennsjlvanla, Second Ohio,
Sixth Ohio, Thlrteeth Indiana, First
West Virginia, ICOth Indiana, First Geor
gia, Thlrtj-flrt Michigan, Sixteenth
Pennsjlvanla. Second Wisconsin, Third
Kentucky, Fourth Pennsjlvanla, First
Kentucky, Third Illinois, Sixth Ohio,
Third Wisconsin and Fifth Illinois.
These regiments are ordered ti rush
the work of preparation as rapidlj- as
possible, and the the prospects are that
all will be moving inside of ten davs
Work of equipping and suppljlng the
fifteen regiments included In the first or
der has been going on rapidlj-. and sev
eral are practicallj- readj- to start. Work
will now begin on the twelve additional
The issuance of the new order caused
considerable excitement at Camp Thom
as. The men of the twelve regiments last
ordered were happj-, and did not hesitate
to demonstrate the fact.
The report that Gen. Brooke will com
mand the corps is being eagerlj- dis
cussed, and an official confirmation or de
nial of It Is anxiouslj awaited. The re
port Is general!- credited.
A court-martial board for Gen. Grant's
division was appointed todaj-. Capt.
William C. Noble and R. II. Harding rep
resent the Fourteenth New York on the
Col. Batdore, of St. Louis, commander
of the brigade in which the Fourteenth
is organized, celebrated his tin wedding
todaj-. His wife was present, and Gen.
Grant. Col. Wilder and several other
prominent officers, attended.
Members of the Fourteenth. In honor
of the occasion, gave a neat little enter
tainment, which was greatlj' enjojed.
Prlvnte Ward, of Companj F. was seen
In character Impersonations. Private Rj
an recited, and there were athletic con
tests, participated In bv Privates Rjan.
Coun. Nolen. Coxcorp. Corke and others.
Col. Wilder received todaj- his long-desired
permission to begin rifle practice.
He will begin this verj" essential work
as soon as a few necessarj" preliminary
arrangements can be made.
Capt. L. M. Greer, of the Fourth, has
been appointed second lieutenant and as
signed to dutj on the staff of Gen. Roe.
In the Eighth New York Capt. Brown
was officer of the daj-, and Lieut. Mul
ford officer of the guard.
The Eighth was inspected todaj bj
Brlgidier General Howard Carroll and
Major Moore, who were sent here to in
vestigate the treatment of the New York
troops and report to Governor Black.
Thej- talked with officers, privates and
cooks, and from all thej heard the same
Their report on the treatment of the
Eighth will state that the men are re
ceiving all thej could expect or reason
Paj master General Heal, of New York,
was a guest of Colonel Chauncej- at sup
per last night.
Jacksonville. Fla, June 23 Another
carload of arms came In jesterdij-, but
the new ones don't seem to be much bet
ter than the old ones. In the North Caro
lina regiment more than twentj of the
new arms proved defective In loading and
lilC IKlIIlllll'l S .11111 1111II& 11113 5CC1I1VU J
be too brittle and broke erj- easilj. The
commanders will present a protest to
Washington about the qualltj of arms
that Is being furnished.
Torres n Terrors).
Jacksonville. Fla. June 29 The Second
United States Volunteer Cavalrj the J
Torrej" Rough Riders arrlv ed here Jes-terdaj-
In four sections of a special train.
Lieut. Col. Cannon, with 233 men and
eight officers, arrived at 2 o'clock, and
Major Wheeler, with 231 men and officers,
came an hour later. Col. Torre-, with
300 men and officers, arrived at 3 o'clock,
and two hours later the last section, un
der Major Calverlj-. the "Fighting Sheriff
of "iVjoming." came in.
The command came through in good
condition, notwithstanding the chapter
of accidents that killed 'even of its men
and injured eight more. Not a man of
the command was ill on arrival, and the
horses were in tine shape considering
their long Journej-. The regiment left
Fort Russell last Wednesdaj. and had a
pleasant Journej, except for the accidents
that befell the command.
The regiment's camp is at Panama
Park, five miles from here, on the Fer
nandina railroad. It Is on a knoll with
pine and small oak trees for shade. The
men unloaded the cars with business-like
activitj. Tents were issued at Jackson
ville, and half an hour after their arrival
a canvas cltj- sprang up as if by magic.
Fires were seen through the pine forest
and the bojs sat around In the shade en
Jojing their coffee and hard tack. Their
traveling rations on the waj- here were
not too luxurious, but the peopre along
the line treated them hospltablj and
gave them pientj- to eat and drink. Thev
have a warm spot for manj towns they
passed through, where the people turned
out en masse to treat them to refresh
ments. The regiment is made up of companies
of S3 men each, making about 1,023 in all.
This Is the second of the special regi
ments and Is much like "Teddj's Ter
rors." The Wjomlng bojs Insist that
thej- are the original "Rough Riders"
and that thej- ought to have gone with
"Teddj's" outfit, as with two such com
mands General Shafter would have been
well supplied with fighting material.
The men are sturdj- fellows. About
seven-eighths of them are miners and
cowbojs, the other eighth being town
men clerks, business men, etc. Their
horses are strong, weighing on an aver
age 1,000 and being about 11 hands high.
In Companj I eighty-three men weighed
on an average H7 1-2 pounds.
Of the twelve troops Wjomlng furnish
ed seven, Colorado two, Utah one and
Idaho two. Eight troops have bay horses,
two black and two chestnut.
The arms of this regiment will be differ
ent from those of Roosev elt's Rough Rid
ers. Torrej's men have discarded the sa
ber and machete and will depend upon
the revolver and carbine as being most
tffectlve. Thej- have the Krag-Jorgenscn
rifle and will be supplied with Colt's .43
caliber revolv ers. The men are nearly all
fine pistol shots. Colonel Cannon said he
would rather risk them with pistols, as
thej knew their use and could depend up
on them, whereas with the saber they
might not be so effective.
Colonel Torrey, the chief of the com
mand. Is a wealthy ranch owner and law
yer of Wyoming. The Torre bankruptcy
bill was his.
Lieut. Col. I. Q. Cannon Is the eldest
son of the Mormon chief of that name,
and he Is a brother ot Senator Cannon.
He Is also editor-in-chief of the Mount
Deseret News, of Salt Lake City. He was
captain of Troop I. but was elected lieu
tenant colonel. His men all greatly ad
MaJor J. G. Harbord, the senior major.
Is a regular, having been In the Fifth
Cavalry. W. G. Wheeler, of Denver, Is
the second major. He has seen service
In the regulars and Is a good officer.
"Fighting Bob" Calverly Is tha. Junior
major. The entire regiment swears by
Mortimer Jesurrun Is chief surgeon.
The adjutant Is Herbert B. Lace-, a son
of the former judge of that name in
The guidon ot Company I Is of Utah
silk and was presented to the men by the
women of Salt Lake Cltj-.
There are two regimental mascots. One
Is a pretty kitten named Kittle Lee, a
--resent from the women of Chejennei
Private Scales, of Troop I, has the pet In
his charge. Willie Kane, fifteen jears
old. Is the other mascot. His home Is in
Pittsburg, according ti his storj. He
Joined the regiment at Cheyenne. He will
be uniformed and made the colonel's or
derly. He is sl bright little chap, and
the soldiers take good care of him. He
can blow most of the bugle calls, and
the spectacle of him sitting on a big
horse and sounding the calls Is amusing.
The regiment will be attached to the
Third division of Gen. Shatter's armj.
Inspector Gen. Guild and Col. Mauss.
chief fcjrgeon. selected a site for the field
hospital of the Third division today at
NEW RAPID-FIRE GUN.
An Invention to Do the AVork of a
The inventive talent of the whole coun
trj Is now turned to the Improvement of
weapons of warfare instead of the prun
One of the latest of the rapid-fire guns
that will render a stronghold useles in
a short time. Is the Morton rapid-fire ri
fle mounted at Fort Thomas, Ky. No
gun has created so much surprise and
discussion at Its tests.
The greatest advantage of the gun Is
said to res: in the fact that it can be
operated bj one man, and jet do more
damage In an hour than a whole regi
ment of infantrj can do In a whole day
with the ordinary rifle.
With the aid of this remarkable gui.
It Is declared to be possible to continually
fire a perfect shower of bullets at the de
sired mark for any length of time. Its
capacity is 200 shots per minute and the
mechanism Is so perfect that the balls
can be distributed over any desired
spacer During a recent test shots were
fired through a brick wall over a foot
thick, two'feet of oak and a steel plate
of two Inches, at a distance of half a mile.
Experts claim that one of these guns
operating from a favorable point, would
sweep the deck of a modern battleship
in ten minutes.
The gun itself rests upon a steel tripod
and when ready for action looks like the
telescopes used bj the Signal Corps.
The shells are all set In a belt or "rib
bon," as It Is technically called, and each
ribbon contains a thousand shells. This
necessitates the ue of a new ribbon
ever five minutes, when the gun I In
action. The ribbon passes into the brefech
of the gun through a narrow slit, just
large enojgh to furnish the free passage
of a shell. )
As soon as fired, the emptj- shells are
thrown from the opposite side of the
barrel bj- an automatic device. whlchls
operated bj- the gas generated bj- the ex
plosion of the shells.
At the base of the tripod is a saddle
such as is used on bicycles, which la used
by the gunner and enables him to do his
work with ease.
When used in the Navy, the guns are
placed in the armored top- of the bat
tleship, so that thej maj better rake
the decks of the enemj. Thej are re
garded as partlcularlj- effective agiinst
torpedo boats, as the men in char:-
could be shot down before the- eo-n
within the necessarj distance for releas
ing the effective torpedo.
THE CUBAN NAVY BOTTLED UP.
The Alfredn Is Wnllinir for Good
weather, tni'Iitlm nnd Aater.
Beaufort. N. C. June 29 Capt. John
O'Brien, with his trim little Cuban dis
patch boat Alfreda, arrived here vester
daj. All were well. The boat will take on
naphtha and water, and leave as soon as
the weather changes.
RADDOTZ SUBMARINE BOAT.
A Soeeemfnl Test Was Unite tester
tiay nt Milvvankee.
Milwaukee. Wis.. June 29 The Rad
dotz submarine Ivoit was given a suc
cessful test of an hour and a quarter un
der water vesterdaj- afternoon. The
test, however, was sufficient to prove
that the boat can operate successfullj
The boat was onlj- submerged to a
depth which did not quite obscure the
twomall conning tow"ers. On the top of
one of the towers is a camera arrange
ment. It shows the images of all bod
ies on the surface of the water, and
would be of great service In locating a
boat against which a torpedo might be
The boat moved through the water at
the rate of eight knots an hour.
A Colored Stndent Rejected.
Annapolis, Md , June 29 Among the
oD'niors handed down in the coart of
appeals jesterdav was the case of Robert
II. Clark, jr., colored, against the Marj
Iand Institute. Clark had been appoint
ed bj J. Marcus Cargill. memb'r of th"
citj- council, for admission as a pupil,
but was refused bv- the Institute minag
ers. In affirming the lower court, which
decided in favor of the Institute, the
court of appeal, through Judge Bryan,
holds that the Man land Institute ls.es-sentlallj-
a private corporation; thit It
was not created for political purposes'
nor endowed with political powers: it is
not an instrument of the Government for
the administration of public duties.
Ch&rrrcd 1Ith Arson.
Ellicott Citj, Md, June 29 Walter
Clark, who was alreadj- In jail on a
charge of larcenj, and Elmer Wiles, had
warrants served upon them jesterdiy,
charging them with setting fire to and at
tempting to burn the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad station, in Ellicott City, on the
night of June 13. The fire, which was, dis
covered In time to save the building, was
started in the ticket office, a pile of pa
pers and books having been thrown on the
floor to give It a good start. The object
is supposed to have been the robbery of
places of business after the fire should
attract the townspeople, the station being
a large building near the center of tht
town. Simln'n LnHt Financial Resort.
(From the Slinneapolis Tnhure.)
It has several times happened in wars that
temples and churches have lro de-ioilcd of their
hoi objects to pay the expenses of costly cam
paigns. This lias teen done in VIevico. "and it
will lie remembered that when Pope Pius VII
was called upon to pa his share of the 200,000.001
francs imposed 1 "opoleon, he gave up several
priceless gerrs cf art and had some of the gold
and silver treasures of theAatican melted down.
Spain's cathedrals, churches, convents moinsttr
lcs contain art treasures of almo-t fabulous value,
which have been accumulating ever since the dis
covery of vmcrica. and which became more nu
merous and precious than ever under the reign
of Philip If, who heaped up in hU kingdom the
spoils of the old world and the new, bestowing
the raret of them on the religious establish
ments. The collections of the Spanish cathedrals
ami other religious houses equal the far-famed
treasure ot the Vatican. Tl ey consist of inlaid
shrines, jeweled miters and crucifixes, ccclittns
tical robes heavy with gems and embroidery,
statuary paintings by the old masters; and other
art objects of inestimable worth. If other means
fail, the s.pjnis'i government by the sale of these
can provide the sinews ot war for a considerable