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ARMY AND NAVY COMMANDERS OR
DERED TO QUIT.
BLOCKADES HAVE BEEN RAISED
ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S DIG SHIPS OR
DERED TO NEW YORK.
MAY BE SOME MOflE FIGHTING
SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE ORDERS
CAN REACH MANILA.
Admiral Dewey and General Merrltt
Understand tbe SItnntlon, Hovr
eicr, and It In Not Expect
ed That They Will
Make Any Attack,
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. In accordance
with the proclamation issued by the presi
dent suspending hostilities, orders were is
sued this evening to the naval command
ers at the several stations in the United
States, Cuba and the Philippines, carrying
Into effect the directions of the proclama
tion. The navy department not only trans
mitted the president's proclamation In full
to tho several commanders-in-chief, but
also directions as to the disposition of their
vessels. The, following orders are. in that
"Navy Department, Washington, Aug. 12.
"Sampson. Santiago: Suspend all hostili
ties. Blockade of Cuba and Porto Rico is
raised. Howell ordered to assemble ves
sels at Key West. Proceed with New York,
Brooklyn, Indiana, Oregon, Iowa and Mas
sachusetts to Tompkinsville. Place moni
tors in safe harbor in Porto Rico. Watson
transfers his flag to Newark and will re
main at Guantanamo. Assemble all cruisers
In safe harbors. Order marines north In
Resolute. ALLEN, Acting Secretary."
"Navy Department, Washington, Aug 12.
"Remey, Key West.
"In accordance vriJz the president's
proclamation, you will suspend immediately
all hostilities. Commence withdrawal of
vessels from blockade. Order blockading
Tcssels In Cuban waters to assemble at Key
West. ALLEN, Acting Secretary.
The notification to Admiral Dewey was
not made public, but Assistant Secretary
Allen stated that, besides being put in
possession of the president's proclamation,
he was ordered to cease hostilities and
raise the blockade of Manila.
In compliance with the orders Eent, Ad
miral Sampson and Commodore Remey will
each send a vessel around the coast to
notify the blockading squadron that the
blockade has been raised. Admiral Schley,
being on the Brooklyn and included In the
orders to that vessel, will come North with
The orders to General Merrltt to suspend
hostilities were as follows:
"Adjutant General's Otllcc, Washington,
D. C-. Aug. 12, 1S33.
"Merritt, Manila: The president directs
all military operations against the enemy
be suspended. Peace negotiations are near
ing completion, a protocol having Just been
bigned by representatives of the two coun
tries. You will inform, the commanders
of the Spanish forces In the Philippines
of these instructions. Further orders will
follow. Acknowledge receipt.
"By order of the secretary of war.
"H. C CORBIN, Adjt. Gen."
The orders sent to General Miles and Gen
eral Shatter were identical with the above,
iave as to names.
As the order states, further instructions
will be sent to each general. General Mer
rltt will be directed to confer with the
Spanish commandant at Manila to carry
out the terms of the protocol, and to oc
cupy Manila Immediately. General Miles
will put himself in communication with the
chief authority in Porto Rico, for the pur
pose of having Spanish forces turn over
San Juan and other points to him prepara
tory to evacuation. Qwing to conditions In
Cuba, the orders to General Shatter to be
cent hereafter will be much different from
those to other generals.
In view of the fact that at least three
days must elapse before Major General
Merritt and Rear Admiral Dewey will
Itarn of the end of the war, it Is presumed
in official circles that there will be more
or less righting after the end of hostilities
will be recognized In Spain and the United
States. No general attack on the city of
Manila, however, is anticipated, nor is It
countenanced by the president's instruc
tions. Rear Admiral Dewey and Major
General Merritt have been kept constantly
ndlsed of the status of peace negotiations
and only the other day they were informed
or the satisfactory progress.
The president had no desire to risk any
further loss of life when there was a pros
lect that the Islands could be obtained
peacefully, and. while he has never ham
pered commanding officers with direct In
structions, he has made It plain to Amer
ican commanders before Manila that the
delay would be In accordance with good
policy. For this reason it Is not expected
bu the authorities that Manila will fall in
consequence of a voluntary attack by
Amcrican troops, but that the Americans
will take peaceful possession as soon as
Captain General Augustl receives notifica
tion through the French consul in Manila
tl'at his government has signed the terms
of peace and that one of the terms Is the
temporary occupancy of Manila and Ma
nila bay by the American forces.
Where the Spanish troops will go is a
question which tho authorities have not de
termined and Spain must decide this ques
tion for herself. It Is not believed that she
-will direct their return to Spain, but will
keep them in tho island of Luzon to repre
sent her military authority. And here will
come the rub. The Insurgents are not ex
pected to view with satisfaction the cessa
tion of hostilities when their fate is balanc
ing between Spain and the United States,
and it Is believed they will assume an ugly
attitude, which may find outburst In at
tacks, probably on tho Spanish forces, once
they leave the defenses of Manila.
There Is no particular hurry about ar
rangement for the withdrawal of the Span
ish troops from Cuba and Porto Rico. This
government would be just as well satis
fied if the enemy's forces remained in
Cuba until the end of the rainy season
to perform police duty, as it has been de
termined not to have United States troops
occupy the island until the unhealthy pe
riod has passed.
The lesson of Santiago is still fresh in the
minds of the president and the military
authorities, and they do not care to take
unnecessary chances. As for Porto Rico,
enough American troops are there to hold
the Island, and these will not be withdrawn.
There has been little sickness among them
and with good shelter and plenty of food
and no campaigning, it is believed that
they will not suffer. It may be several
months before all the Spaniards can be
taken away from the West Indies.
Spain's facilities for transporting them
home are meager. Already she has all
she can attend to in withdrawing General
Toral's army .from Santiago province, and
this is being done with the assistance of
the United States. As the main desire
of this government is to get Spain's sol
diers out of Cuba and Porto Rico, the
United States military commissioners may
determine to give a helping hand.
DISBANDING THE VOLUNTEERS.
Work Not Likely to Re Commenced
Until Peace Negotiations Are
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Thus far the
question of the disbandment of the volun
teer army has not been given serious con
sideration by tho war officials. A consid
erable force necessarily will have to be
maintained for several months, perhaps a
year. In tho opinion of the war depart
ment officials, this force will be about 125,
000 men. It will be kept In Cuba, -orto
Rico and tbe Philippines, principally, al
though a few troops will be stationed
among the various forts in this country.
How the army will be disbanded has not
It Is likely that the volunteer troops now
in Porto Rico, or, rather, so many of
them as may not be needed there, will be
brought back to the United States and
then furloughcd from the camps of mobi
lization, pending their actual discharge
from the service of the United States. It
Is probable that this method of disband
ing the army will be followed In the caso
of all the volunteer troops.
At present. It seems unlikely that the
strength of the United States forces will
be materially weakened pending the result
of the labors of the peace commission.
Orders have been Issued for the departure
of troops from San Francisco to the Phil
ippines and it Is said at the war depart
ment that these orders will not be revoked
on account of the suspension of hostili
ties. At present, however, no troops addi
tional to those now under orders to the
Philippines will be sent to General Mer
ritt. It is expected that the expedition will
leave San Francisco for Manila next Sun
day or Monday.
PUBLICATION OF PROTOCOL.
It la Snld Tlint It Will Be Made Public
Simultaneously in Madrid
MADRID, Aug. 12. The peace protocol
will bo published simultaneously in the
Official Gazette here and in Washington.
The papers discuss the situation quietly
and great relief is felt In government and
court circles that President McKInley has
not demanded a convocation of the cortes
to approve tho peace preliminaries. The
cortes will now not be summoned until
autumn, by which time it is expected that
the agitation of the extremists will have
cooled down and the country have become
more inclined to accept accomplished facts.
The commission to meet In the AVest
Indies will be composed. It Is understood,
of military officers, and it is believed here
that this commission will pave the way
for commercial treaties and for a recogni
tion by the United States or Cuba of a
portion of the Cuban debt.
The suggestion that Senor Moret, former
minister for the colonies, may preside over
the Paris commission Is not very popu
lar. Various names are mentioned in connec
tion with the commission's personnel, but
nothing has yet been settled as to this.
Senor Sagasta has again assured the
queen regent that he does not fear Carlist
trouble and the Carlists themselves appear
to recognize that the country Is not in the
temper that would support a Carlist rising.
They are speculating on the return of the
discontented repatriated army, hoping for
The government has decided to withdraw
its prohibition of wheat export from and
after next Monday.
Close of the War Will Make Unneces
sary Restrictions as to Ca
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. Restraints
which necessarily were placed by the gov
ernment during the war upon communica
tion by cable will be removed practically
entirely to-morrow. Thus far General A.
W. Greely. chief signal officer, has no offi
cial information concerning the signing of
the protocol and the suspension of hos
tilities. That information probably will
bj communicated to him to-morrow, and
upon its receipt he will raise, to such an
extent as he may deem wise, the censor
ship which has been so rigidly enforced
duiing the past three months.
Directions were sent tills evening to the
censors at Key AVest and at New York to
be as lenient as possible In the handling
of messages, pending the receipt of defi
nite Instructions. Orders which probably
will go out to-morrow will remove, to all
intents and purposes, the censorship over
cable communications, except such as are
Intended for Cuban and Porto RIcan
points. Over the cables to those Islands
the censorship will be maintained, although
It will be modified materially. It is in
tended also to remove the restrictions
which were placed upon the sending of
cipher messages to Jamaica and Hayti.
Hotel Victoria offers superior accommoda
tions. Rates J2 and 2.50. O. B. Stanton, prop.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF PROVIS
IONS OF PROTOCOL.
WILL BE TWO COMMISSIONS
ONE TO ARRANGE FOR EVACUATION
OF CUBA AND PORTO RICO.
VIRTUALLY A TREATY OF PEACE
PROTOCOL IS FINAL AS TO CUBA AND
Nothing for Peace Commission to Do
In Relation to Them, After Mil
itary Commission Has Ar
ranged for Their Evac
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. The peace pro
tocol that was signed this afternoon pro
vides: First That Spain will relinquish all
claim of sovereignty over, and title to,
Second That Porto Rico and other Span
ish islands in the AVest Indies, and an isl
and in the Ladrones, to be selected by the
United States, shall be ceded to the lat
ter. Third That the United States will oc
cupy and hold the city, bay and harbor of
Manila, pending the conclusion of a treaty
of peace, which shall determine the con
trol, disposition and government of the
Fourth That Cuba, Porto Rico and other
Spanish islands in the West Indies shall
be immediately evacuated, and that com
missioners, to be appointed within ten
days, shall, within thirty days from the
signing of the protocol, meet at Havana
and San Juan, respectively, to arrange
and execute the details of the evacuation.
Fifth That the United States and Spain
will each appoint not more than five com
missioners to negotiate and conclude a
treaty of peace. The commissioners are
to meet In Paris not later than October L
Sixth On the signing of the protocol,
hostilities will be suspended, and notice to
that effect will be given as soon as pos
sible by each government to the command
ers of its military and naval forces.
Tho above Is the official statement of the
protocol's contents, as prepared and given
to tho press by Secretary Day.
The protocol in general Is a reiteration
of the terms of the note given to Spain,
with very little difference in the language
of those terms, though with some supple
mentary paragraphs of an administrative
nature. The most substantial difference is
in regard to the evacuation of the captured
The note, as handed to Ambassador Cam
bon. called for Immediate evacuation of
Cuba and Porto Rico, while the protocol
leaves the time of evacuation to be sub
sequently determined upon, the design be
ing to have the date of withdrawal left
tc be fixed by joint military commission
of the United States and Spain.
The military commission will be created
Immediately on the signing of the protocol.
Its duties will be of great Importance. It
will settle the details of the evacuation
of the Spanish armies from the West In
dies, and will decide all questions relative
to the removal of submarine mines, the
immediate relinquishment to the United
States of the great fortresses at Havana,
San Juan and other points, and the trans
fer of possession of Manila city itself.
This commission may encounter some
difficulty In making a disposition of the
Spanish soldiers in Cuba and Porto Rico
and the military and naval prisoners now
In the United States. The Spanish gov
ernment Is showing a remarkable unwill
ingness to provide for the return of these
soldiers and sailors to Spain. This has
gone so far as to lay the Spanish govern
ment open to the charge of indifference
to the fate of the men who struggled for
her cause. European advices received
here from private sources throw some light
upon this, saying that the Spanish gov
ernment Is apprehensive that the return
ing warriors will join the Carllsts and
break out in open rebellion against the
present dynasty. It Is probable the mil
itary commission will be clothed with ad
equate power to deal with this question
in the interest of the United States.
While the document signed is properly
enough described as a protocol, it Is still
technically something more than that. It
is an agreement midway between that and
the armistice which usually Intervenes be
tween active war and final peace. So far
as it goes, this protocol Is absolutely a
peace treaty. Thus, having provided for
the disposition of Cuba, Porto Rico and one
of the Ladrone islands, there Is nothing
more for any peace commission to do in
relation to those subjects. Their fate i3
sealed, and the protocol in that respect
Is as binding as any definitive treaty of
It was such a protocol as this that was
signed by President Thiers and Prince Bis
marck to terminate the Franco-Prussian
war, and the conditions therein laid down
wcro not even subject to revision at the
hands of the peace commission that followed.
Secretary Day Will Head It, hut the
Other Members Are Not
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.-The repre
sentatives of this government on the Paris
peace commission practically havo been
agreed upon by the president and advisers,
but it Is announced that the names will
not be made public, perhaps, for several
das. The president may decide to make
a change in the commission as It now
stand3, and, as there is no special reason
why it should be announced Immediately,
it was agreed to defer the announcement
until all possible chance for reconsideration
had been removed.
It is known that Secretary Day will be
at the head of the commission for the
United States. He has been identified in
timately with all phases of the Cuban ques
tion, both prior to and during the war, and
it is regarded as peculiarly fitting that he
should be quite as Intimately identified with
the conclusion of the peace negotiations.
Necessarily, It has been pointed out, Sec
retary Day, when he enters upon his duties
as peace commissioner, will resign his seat
in the cabinet. It has been understood that
he desired to relinquish his cabinet position.
In fact, he was prevailed upon to assume
the duties of secretary of state only by the
Insistence of the president, who reposes in
him the greatest confidence, and who par
ticularly desired that Judge Day should
remain with him In official capacity until
the Cuban question was disposed of finally.
Tho protocol signed to-day provides that
the commission shall meet in Paris not later
than October 1. The expectation Is that the
representatives of this country will leave
for France not later than the 15th of Sep
tember and probably not much before that
time. Being probable thjtt the commission
will encounter very serious difficulties in
reaching an agreement, 'the probabilities
are that the treaty will not be reaiy for
submission to the senate before the regular
session of congress, which will begin on the
first Monday of December. However, should
the commission reach a speedy conclusion,
a special session of the senate may be call
ed by the president.
Nothing definite has been done here about
the constitution of the commission which is
to meet In Havana and San Juan to ar
range for the evacuation by the Spanish
forces of the island of Cuba and Porto
Rico. Adjutant General Corbin, whose name
has been mentioned in connection with the
head of the commission, said to-night that
he would not be a member of it. The repre
sentatives of tho United States will be three
in number and in all probability will be
officers of the army and navy.
SPAIN SEEKSJTO EXPLAIN.
Seml-OfBcInl Note Issued With Intent
to Brenk the News of Sur
MADRID, Aug. 12. The government is
considering the domestic situation for the
best means of allaying the excitement and
propagating the idea that Spain's surrender
is not so complete as indicated by the bald
terms of the protocol. As the first step In
this direction a semi-official note has been
issued. It is as follows:
"The government is of opinion that the
most critical period of the peace negotia
tions has now arrived, as it depends upon
the arrangement of details as to whether
the peace will bo more or less advan
tageous. Spain wishes to preserve her sov
ereignty over the whole of the Philippines,
to which she proposes to accord all polit
ical and administrative forms consistent
with the maintenance of her sovereignty.
"In regard to the evacuation of Cuba
and Porto Rico. It will be asked that th
army be allowed to depart honorably, and
that assurances be given guaranteeing that
Spanish and foreign Interests will not suf
fer. The army, which has not been con
quered, will return to Spain with Its guns,
arms and munitions.
"In regard to the Cuban debt, as the
United States refuses to assume It, Spain
will endeavor to arrange with the Cuban
treasury to pay it when the Island is able.
"The question of a treaty of commerce
will lead to considerable discussion, and
the matter will be submitted to a com
mission of diplomatists under the presi
dency of Senor Castillo."
The Liberal thinks the only bright fea
ture of the peace treaty Is the immediate
suspension of hostilities, "so that our un
happy soldiers will no longer have to die
without knowing wherefor."
Continuing, the Liberal congratulates
the country upon the fact that the war is
ended, though Spanish rule in America is
completely terminated, "vfe reserve the
right to criticise the protocol when -freedom
is restored to the press."
In conclusion, the Liberal says: "These
who pretend that the events of the last
three years were simply accidents which
do not affect Spanish history are deceiv
LONDON PAPERS GRATIFIED.
Remark on the'Fact That the Proto
col Leaves Untouched the Hard
est Problem of AH.
LONDON, Aug. 13. The morning papers
are unanimous in expressing gratification
that the war is ended. The comment main
ly turns on the fact that the protocol leaves
untouched the hardest problems now facing
The Times believes it will be a real peace,
adding: "We trust It is no violation of
neutrality to express the satisfaction of the
great majority of Englishmen in America's
success, and we venture the prediction that
Cuba, twenty years hence, will be a pros
perous and tranquil island."
Protocol Signed Late Yesterday and
Cessation of Hostilities Or
CLOSING CHAPTER OF THE WAR
Signing of the Protocol at the White
House Was a Most Inter-
Also Thanks M. Cambon Personally
President Immediately Issues
a Peace Proclamation.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. With simplic
ity in keeping with republican institu
tions, the war which has raged between
Spain and the United States for a period
of three months and twenty-two days
was terminated at twenty-three minutes
past 4 o'clock this afternoon when Secre
tary Day, for the United States, and M.
Cambon, for Spain, In the presence of
President McKinley, signed a protocol
which will form the basis of a definite
treaty of peace.
It is but simple justice to our sister re
public of France to record the fact that
to her good offices this speedy termination
of a war that might have gone on indefi
nitely was brought about, and the presi
dent himself deemed that action on the
part of the French government as worthy
of his special praise.
The closing chapter of events that led
up to the signature of the protocol and
the cessation of hostilities was full of in
terest. There were rumors in the early
roorning that over night the French em-
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Whereas, By a protocol concluded and signed August 12, 189S, by William R. Day, secre
tary of state of the United States, and his excellency, Jules Cambon, embassador extraordinary
and plenipotentiary of the republic of France at Washington, respectively representing for
this purpose the government of the United States and the goverment of Spain, the United
States and Spain have formally agreed upon the terms on which negotiations for the establish
ment of peace between the two countries shall be undertaken; and
Whereas, It is in said protocol agreed that, upon its conclusion and signature, hostilities
between the two countries shall be suspended, and that notice to that effect shall be given as
soon as possible by each government to the commanders of its military and naval forces;
Now, therefore, I, William ilcKinley, president of the United States, do, in accordance
with the stipulations ot the protocol, declare and proclaim, on the part of the United States, a
suspension of hostilities, and do hereby command that orders be immediately given through
the proper channels to the commanders of the military and naval forces of the United States
to abstain from all acts inconsistent with this proclamation.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this twelfth day of August, in the year of Our Lord, one
thousand, eight hundred and ninety-eight, and of the independence of the United States the
one hundred and twenty-third.
By the president, WILLlAn M'KINLEY.
WILLIAM R. DAY, secretary of state.
bassy had received the long expected final
Instructions from Madrid, but these upon
inquiry proved groundless, as It was not
until half past 12 o'clock that the note
began to come from Madrid in small lots.
The state department was soon advised
of the fact that the message was under
transmission, but as It was evident that
it would be long, and that its reception
would occupy much time, the secretary of
state left the state department for his
At 2:13 Secretary Thiebaut, of the French
embassy, appeared at the state depart
ment to Inform Secretary Day that the
ambassador was in full possession of the
note; was fully empowere to sign the pro
tocol for Spain, and only awaited the
pleasure of the state department. He In
timated that the ambassador would be
pleased to have tho final ceremony, con-
ducted in the presence of President Mc
KInley, where the negotiations were be
gun. Leaving the secretary of the embassy in
his own office. Secretary Day made a short
vkit to the White House to learn the pres
ident's wishes in the matter. The latter
Immediately consented to accept the sug
gestion, and Mr. Thicbaut hastened to In
form his principal that the president would
receive him at the White House at i
At the appointed hour a driving rain
storm prevailed, obliging all the parties to
resort to carriages for transportation to
the White House. Secretary Day came
first with a large portfolio under his arm.
inclosing cqpies of the protocol, of the
proclamation to be Issued by the president
stopping hostilities and some other neces
sary papers'. He was accompanied by As
sistant Secretary Moore, Second Assistant
Secretary Adee and Third Assistant Sec
retary Cridicr. They went Immediately In-
to the cabinet room, where the president
sat In waiting. He had Invited to be pres
ent Assistant Secretaries Pruden and Cor
telyou, and Lieutenant Colonel Montgom
ery. When Ambassador Cambon reached the
White House It was just 3:33 o'clock, five
minutes in advance of the appointed hour.
The rain was still violent and the ambas
sador abandoned his usual custom of
alighting at the outer gates of the execu
tive grounds. He was driven under the
porte cochere, passing through a cordon of
newspaper men before he and Secretary
Thiebaut were ushered inside. They went
directly to the library, adjoining the cab
inet room on the upper floor.
At 4:05 they were announced to the wait
ing party In the cabinet room and were
ushered into their presence. After an cx-
change of diplomatic courtesies, unneces
sary loss of time did not occur, and As
sistant Secretary of State Crldler. on the
part of the United States, and First Sec
retary Thiebaut. on the part of Spain, re
tired to a window, where there was a
critical formal examination of the proto
col This inspection had all the outward for
malities due a document of this import
ance. The protocol was prepared In dupli
cate at the state department, one copy to
be retained by the United States govern
ment and the other to become the property
of Spain. The text Is handsomely en
grossed In a running old English script
Each copy of the protocol is arranged in
double column, French and English stand
ing alongside for easy comparison as to
the exactness of translation. The twb
copies are alike, except that the one held
by this goi'ernment has the English text
in the first column and the signature of
Secretary Day ahead of that of M. Cam
bon, while the copy transmitted to Spain
has French In the first column and the
signature of M. Cambon ahead of that of
The protocol sent to Spain was accom
panied by the credentials issued by Pres
ident McKInley. specially empowering tbe
secretary of state to affix his signature
to this document. The authorization was
brief and in typewriting, save for the pres
ident's characteristic, bold signature.
Later the American copy of the protocol
will be accompanied by the written creden
tials of the Spanish government sent to
M. Cambon. and bearing the signature of
Queen Christina. The cable dispatch re
ceived by him to-day conferred full au
thority to sign the protocol, and stated
that the written authorization would fol
low, signed by the queen regent, in the
name of tho king. Prior to the ceremony
of to-day. M. Thicbaut showed the cable
dispatch to Secretary Day and it was ac
cepted as sufficient to enable the ambassa-
dor to sign in behalf of Spain.
When the written authorization arrives
it will bo presented to the state department
to accompany tho protocol.
The examination of the protocol was sat
isfactory, and the document was handed to
M. Cambon first and then to Secretary
Day, who affixed signatures in that order
to each side of the two copies.
Then the last detail In making the proto
col binding was administered by Assistant
Secretary Cridler. in charge of the chancery
work, who attached the seal of the United
States. Throughout the ceremony all but
the two signers remained standing. M.
Cambon. In signing for Spain, occupied the
seat which Secretary of the Navy Long;
now away on a vacation, usually occupied.
The president stood at the left hand corner,
at the head of the great cabinet table; Sec-
Iretary Day, M. Thiebaut and M. Cambon
In the order named on the left side of the
table. The rest of the party were standing
in other portions of the room.
No credentials were produced during the
meeting at the White House, the president
accepting Secretary Day's assurance that
this had been settled to his satisfaction at
the state department.
It was 4:21 o'clock when the final signa
tures were attached to the protocol, and,
within the knowledge of all officials presr
ent. this was the first time that a trcaty
or protocol had been signed at the White
House. As this ceremony concluded. Act
ing Secretary Allen, of the navy depart
ment. Secretary Alger and Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin appeared, having- been sum-