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vOL . XI V M1ANINING, S. C., W EDNEbJAY AUGiU-ST It). NO.
TERMS OF PEACE.
We Will Consent for the Commis
sion to Meet in Fra'nce.
Spain Must Cede All Her Islands
In Western Waters Save Cuba
to Us if She Wants
President IcKinlev has given out
the following statmrnct:
"In order to remove any inisappre
hension with regard to the peace neo
tiations between the U nited States and
Spain. it is deemed projper to say that
the terms offered by the United States
to Spain in the note handed to thew
French Ambassador are. in substance,
"'The President does not now put
forward any claim for pecuniary in
demnity, but reouires the relinquish
ment of all claim of sovereignty over
or title to the Island of Cuba. as well
as the immediate evacuation by Spain
of the island.
"'The cession to the IVnited States
and immediate evacuat ion of 'orto Rico
and other islands under Spanish sover
eignty in the West Indies, and the like
cession of an island in the Ladrones.
"'The United States will occupy and
4old the city. bay and harbor of M3ani
la, pending the conclusion of a treaty
of peace, which shall determine the
control, disposition and government of
'If these terms are accepted by
Spain in their entirety it is stated that
commissioners will be named by the
United States to meet commissioners
on the part of Spain for the purpose of
concluding a treaty of peace on the
basis above indicated.'"
The foregoing was made public by
reason of the great discussion that has
arisen over the matter and the many
contradictory statements pub'lished.
There has been considerable discussion
between the United States and Spain in
reference to the terms submitted. Spain
wanted them modified, but this the
President has refused to do, except in
some minor particulars.
The President and M. Cambon, the
French Ambassador at Washington,
who is acting for Spain, has had several
conferences. M. Cambon asked that
the commission to be appointed to set
tle the terms of peace shall meet out
sideof the United States, and prefera
bly in France. The President sees no
material objection to granting this re
quest. and it is said to be practically
settled that the conference will be held
The Madrid government, through 31.
Cambon, propounded a number of ques
tions as to the time when Spain would
be expected to evacuate Cuba and the
territory to be ceded the United States
and what provisions would be made by
the United States to protect the inter
ests of Spanish subjects in these islands
while the evacuation was in progress.
M. Cambon was informed upon all of
these points presumably to his satis
There is one point, however, which
the Spanish authorities, judging from
their communication to their represen
tative here, fail-fully to comprehend,
and Secretary Day's call upon the am
bassador Thursday night was for the
purpose, principally, of making perfect
ly clear this one point, which was the
evacuation of Cuba. Porto iRico and
one of the Lad.rone islands to be select
ed by the United States. and the per
manent cessin to this government of
all these islards except Cuba. was made
a condition precedent to all peace nego
tiations, and that not until these terms
had been fully complied with would
this government consent to entertain
any peace propositions whatever.
The question upon which the Spanish
government has so far asked for addi
tional information are regarded by the
administration as perfectly legitimate
and proper, and up to this time nothing
has occurred- to bring in question the
sincerity of their motives. Under these,
circumstances it is the purpose of the
President to deal with them in a spirit
of perfect fairness and to make the road
to peace as smooth for them as the~
rights and dignity of this govcrnmen
will permit, and to this end unimp~ort
ant concessions will be readily granted.
Something has been said about -in ef
fort on the part of the Spanish govern
ment to secure some guarantee from the
United States that the lives and prop
erty of Spanish citizens in conquered
territory shall be eared for. The idea
of the administration is that no such
pledge or guarantee is necessary. As
suming sovereignty over conquered ter
ritory and exercising it either through
civil administration, as will be the case
with Porto Rico in the end. or through
military governorship, as will be the
case in Cuba. for an indefinite time.
the United States assumes a strict obli
gation to protect the lives, interest and
property of all citizens of all stations.
and it must be remembered that when
the treaty of peace is signed the citi
zens of Spain. now enemies, will be in
Sanitary and Hygenic.
Augut-t has formed. we believe, a
civic leagzue to keep the city clean and
beautiful. Charleston urges that no
more scraps of paper be allowed to
blow through the streets and litter
them. The late Mr. Drummond. of
literary fame, said some good things
about clean homes and yards and
.streets. and it would be a happy thing
could we all. whiite and colored, teach
the children, by precept as well as ex
ample. the beauty and utility as well
as-the heathfulness of taking an abid
ing interest in these matters.
Streets, lanes. allcys. yards. drains.
ditches, outhiouses. stables. etc.. should
be cleansed. fam~iated, (ddrized
and disinfected whenever needed.
Under houses and~ low places shld(ti
be swept. sanded and limed. ,S.craips
of paper, as well as offal and all debris
should be. gathered and burnedg (r
buried. Weeds should be cut down
and burned before the August and
September sun falls upon them. Pir
pens, wherever they may be. should
be kept scrupulously clcan. No i
pure water should lbe allowed by sur
face and interstitial drainage to ret
into wells and cisterns. T his is a
fruitful sou tee of trouble. Our towns.
villages and county places should all
Sbe awake to thre importance of this
mater.- t is one of vital moment.
BOWS TO THE INEVITABL.
America's Terms Accepted agd the War
is Practically Enlded.
A dispatch from Madrid says the
Spanish Cabinet approved Saturday
evening.U the basis of the. replv to the
peace conuitions proposed by the il'nit d
States. Duke Almadovar de liio. the
minister of foreign affairs. is charged
with ree ising the reply, which will be
read and approved at the cabinet coun
cil to'norrow morning. It is stated on
good authority that the Spanish reply
will ,ive no occasion for a further re
sponse frol the United States.
A Madrid special to the New York
.JoNrnal says: "The queen regent II.s
approved the reply of the Spanish gov
ernment to the United States accepting
the conditions laid down by the latter
under whilh peace will be concluded.
The Madrid correspondent of the
London Sunday Times says: "Spain's
answer will accept all the American
terms. except that regarding the Cuban
debt. The government will fight this
point on the ground that in all. other
cession of territory by one nation to
another tile ceded territory has carried
with it its debt or proportion belonging
to the nation by which it was ceded.
-Senor Sagasta. in conferring with
politicians and generals. follows the cx
ample of Seuor Castelar in 1S73-I. Iis
objects are two-fold-to divide the re
sponsibility for the decision and to
lvoid the convocation of the cortes.
-The news from Porto Rico is re
eeived with great disappointment in
Madrid. The Spaniards are disgusted
with the welcome the natives have
given the Americans and the news that
tile volunteers have thrown down their
arms. 'The general opinion is that it is
not worth while to risk lives and spend
millions for the sake of territories
which are worse than disloyal to the
mother country. It is assumed that
there will be io internal trouble over the
evacuation of the West Indies. The
war has cost $3501.000.000.
The Madrid correspondent of the
Daily Mail. telegraphing Sunday. says:
"The answer of the Spanish government
declares that Spain cannot discuss the
American proposals, but only accept
them, because they are imposed on her
by force. Only a few unessential
changes in the American demands were
asked for and it is not expected that
President McKinley will refuse them.
'A commission composed of Spani
ards and Americans will decide the
question of the Cuban debt, the dates
and manner of evacuating Cuba and
Porto Rico. and the protection of Span
iards and Spanish interests in these
places. The commissioners will also
dacide wCLher Spain is to be allowed
to withdraw her artillery and the re
mainder of her arms and ammunition
from the colonies, while the question of
the Philippines will be settled by the I
same body. A treaty will be signed sub
ject to approval by the cortes. which
will be convoked at once.
"The cabinet council tonight will
appoint Spanish commissioners to meet
the Americans to arrange as to the fu
ture of the Philippines and other de
According to the most reliable sour
ees of information the Spanish note is
couched in dignified laiiguage. it as
serts that Spain bows to the force of
circumstances, having done nothing to
provoke the war. into which she has
been unwillingly led. in the defence of
her rights and territory. It exp~resses
a willingness to appoint delegates to
meet the American commissiouors to
discuss a regime for the Philippines.
It is understood that both Senor Sagas
ta and Duke Almodovar de Rio, the
foreign minister, told the queen regent
that they felt deeply the painfu'1 duty
circumstances imposed upon them.
A dispatch from 31adrid says: "El
Imparcial proposes a new solution for
the settlement of the Cuban debt. it
takes it ,for granted that the United
States cannot be asked to assume the
burden of about 32,00)0,000 pounds
($10,000, 000) of the debt existing when
the rebellioin began in 1895, and the 90.
000.000 pounds ($450,000,000) spent
since, and it suggests that Spain should
undertake to pay interest and redemp
tion on the Cuban debt until the new
West Indian republic is in a position to
do so. w hich El Parcial believes. Cuba
could soon do, when its vast natural re
sources were developed under an Amer
To Keep Fools Out of Churches.
Henry Ward Beecher was approach
ed by a young man who considered
himself' very clever, says the San Fran
isco Argonaut. " Do you know, Mr.
Beeher.' said he. I've been thinking
that I would settle down, behave my
self and join your church. Now. I ike
your preaching, but when I go to your
church and see such men as s and
others, grasping skinflints and hypo
rites to the core. sitting there in full
membership, why. the thing is just a
ittkc too much for me. And really.
he added. "I cannot join.' "Well.
you're right,' said Mr. Beecher, "every'
church has such men. and I fancy Ply'
mouth is not free from them. And un
til you spoke I have always wondered
why the good Lord permitted it. Now
I understand." 'Ah.' gurgled the
young. fellow. ''I am glad 1 have thrown
smile light onl tihe question. WXhiat
strikes you as the reason. Nr. Beecher?"
--We ll. replied the great preacher, ''it
i permitted in order to'keep just such
fools as you out of the churches."
She Trusted Papa.
Yeai's ag~o a train was rushing along
on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at
great speed. The passangers were anx
ious, because it was ini tile timc of war.
and they were afraid that the enenmv
might tear up the tracks or some other
ecident happen. A bright little girl
cme toward a passenger and said.
-1;ood nming." in a cleair, sweet
voi(ce Thie gentlemalin asked her if she
was not afr'aid to ride in the cars.
he saIid. ''Sometimes; but I ami not
araid thi'- timei.
--Why~ vr ou not afraid this time?
Ev'eryb dy else seem- to be afraid. Be
idswe 'are running veryv rapidly.'
--Oh. thiere's not danl er at nil: pp
is ri ng il the en-in le.
11cr father was thle 'nIiine'r. andI she
had such conftidence in his aibi lit y to
protect heCr that she felt perfectly'se
ure and hiappiy. Wh len wehIave G~rod to
guide us. we ha~ve noting to1 fear, for
~e is munch better able to protect us
than the engineer on the train was to
Terrible Suffering of Our Soldiers
THE RAVAGES OF DISEASE.
General Ames Says "If the Army
is Ever to Return it Must Do
So at Once." Action
Sunnnor.ed by 3laj. Gen. S hafter. a
meeting~ was held at Sanatigio Wednes
day morning at iv'adjuarters. :mI in
the preseiice of' every commadi and
medical otlicer of the Fifth army corps.
(en. Shafter read a cable oessage from
Secretary Alger, rdering him at the
recommnenuatioll of suirgcon Gen. Stern
berg. to inove the arnv iito the interi
or. to San Luis. where it is healthier.
As a result If the conferenc Gen.
Shafter will insist upon the imminediate
withdrawalof the army north within two
weeks. As an explanation of the sit
ination the following letter from Col.
Theodore Ioosevelt. commnlan(in tie
First volunteer cavalry to Gen. Shafter
was handed by the latter to the corres
pondent here of the Associated Press
31ajor G en. Shafter.
Sir: In a Ineeti ng of the general and
medical officers called by you at the
palace this iorning. we were all. as
y ou know. unanimous in view of what
should be done with the ariny. To
keep us here, in the opinion (it every
officer commandingt a divis.ion or bri
rade, will simplv involve the detrue
tion of thousands. There is no possi
ble reason for not shipapiu practically
the entire connand north at once.
Yellow fever cases are very few in the
eavalry division where I coninand one
of the divisions. except among the men
sent to the hospital at Siboney. where
they have. I believe, contracted it.
But in this division there have been
1,500.cases of malarial fever. Not a man
died from it. but the whole command
is so weakened and shattered as to be
ripe for dying like rotten sheep when a
real yellow fever epidemic. instead of a
fake epidemic like the present, strikes
us, as it is bound to if we stay here at
the height of the sickness season, Au
gust and the beginning of September.
Quarantine against malarial fever is
much like quarantining againsL the
toothache. All of us are. certain, as
soon as the authorities at Washington
fully appreciate the condition of the
army, to be sent home. If we are kept
here it will, in all human possiblity.
mean an appalling disaster. for the
surecons here estimate that over half
the army. if kept here during the sick
ly season will die. This is not only
terrible from the standpoint of the in
dividual lives lkst, but it means ruin
from the standpoint of the military ef
ficiency of the flower of the American
army, for the great bulk of the regular.,
are here with you. The sic; list, large
though it is. exceeding4.000. affords but
faint index of the deliberation of the
army. Not 10 per cent. are fit for active
work. Six weeks on the north ~Maine
coast, for instance, or elsewhere, where
the yellow fever germs cannot possibly
propogate, would make us all as fit as
ighting cocks, able as we are eager to
take a leading part in the great cam
paign against Habana in the fall, even
if we are not allowed to try Porto
Rico. We can be moved north, if we are
moved at at once, with absolute
safety to the coun.ry, although
f course it would have been indefinitely
better if we had been moved north or
to Porto Leho two weeks ago. If there
ere any objiect in keeping us here we
would face yellow fever with as much
indifference as we face bullets, but there
is no object in it. The four immune
regiments ordered here are sufficient to
garrison the city and surrounding
towns, and there is absolutely nothing
for us'to do here, and there has not
been since the city surrendered. It is
impossible to move into the interior.
Every shifting of campl doubles the
sick rate in our present weakend condi
tion and anyhow, the interior is rather
worse than the coast, as I have found
by actual reconnoisance. Our present
camps are as healthy as any camips at
tais end of the island can be.
I write only because I cannot see our
men who have fought so bravely and
who have endured extreme hardship s
and danger so unconmplainingly, go to
destruction without strivinL so far as
lies in me. to avert a doom fearful
as it is unneceessrry and undeserved.
(Signed) Yoturs respectfully.
Col. Commanding First Brigade.
After Col. lRoosevelt had taken the
initiative, all the American general if
icers united in a round robin addressed
to Gen. Shafter. It reads:
"We. the undersigned officers, comn
mandirng the various brigades, divisions.
etc., of the army of occupation in Cuba.
are of the unanimous opinion that this
army should be at on1ce taken out of the
island of Cuba and sent to some point
on the northern seacoast of the U'nited
States: that it can be done without danm
gr to the people of tile IUnited States;
that yellow fever in the army at present
is not epidemic; that there are only a
few sporadie cases. but that the army is
disabled by malarial fever to the extent
that its efficiency is destroyed and that
it is inl a condition to be p'ractically de
stoyed bay an epidemic of yellow fever.
which is sure to come in the near fit
"Wec kno1w fromn tile reports ofaa comi
petenit otlicers and froman ers anal oh
serVtionls that thle armyv is unaible to
move inlto the~ inmteriora anal that t here
are no facili ties far such a move if at
teplted, and that it could not be at
tempted till too laite. 1'ihameover. tihe
best medical athoraities aof thle island
say\ tha t waith aour present equi pmenit
weC could not hive in the in teriar aduring
the raiy eaon wit haout has- from mla
armil fe ver. whi is :i anst ais deadlyv
as~ yellow fever.
"This~ army must be mao:ed at once
or perish. As the army can bel safely
moved now. the persons respaom-ibi le fora
prev enting~ such a move will be. re
sponible for the unniecessiary laSs of~
mny thoulsanids of lives.
"O~(ur opainion~s arc thle result af cane
fl personah observation, and1 th0ey are
-01e bas.ed on1 the unanimous opinioan ofi
our medil officers with thle armyv.
who una tderstanid the situation absolute
31aj. 31. 31. Wood, the chief surgeon
of th Fi. d;iavision, sad 1?Te amy
'n pllaSis. -'or it will be unable to luove
it SC If.
(il. Alnies lias sent te foll owing
cable ic-sae to Washington:
.The oIn. Secretary of the Navy:
I'his aurmy is incapable because of
sickness froni iarching anywhere. ex
cept to the transports. If it is ever to
return to the United States it must do
so at once.
To' a correspondent of the Associazed
Press Gen. Ames said:
**If I had the power I would put the
men on the transports at once and ship
then north without further orders. I
am confident such action would ulti
miately be approved. A full list of the
sick men would mean a copy of the ros
te: of every eoinpaniy here."
The l'resident Thursday had a e.on
ference with Secretary Alger. Secretary
L1on1g and Assistant Secretary of Navy
Allen, at which action was taken for
prompt transportation of ( en. Shafter s
arny from Cuba to Mlontauk Point.
It was concluded that there were suf
ficient vessels off the coast there now
for the purpose. When the ineeting
endei it was officially stated that the
number of vessels now there was ade
Hrate for the remn' oval of the army.
The dispateh if the troops home accord
inly will begin at once.
Tlic first transport containiin- soldiers
of Slafter's armv at Santiagno has al
ready left for 3Montauk Point. Eight
ot iCrs are of! SantiagIo to be loaded jimi
mediatelv with troops. The entire
cImmiand should be transferred by the
twentieth. The first imniune regir:-:e nt
has reaJied Santiago and four others
are ex!-ected shortly.
FIVE DAYS IN A DUNGEON.
How Hobson and His Men Were Treat
ed at Santiago.
While Naval Constructor Ifobson hia.s
manifested great reticence in speaking
of his treatment by the Spanish author
ities after the 31erriinae sunk. and'has
avoided any reference to his experiences
as a prisoner which might increase the
esteem in which he is held by the olir
cials and by the public generally. i
has talked freely on the subject to his
iniiediate superiors, who declare that
for a time lie was treated by the Span
iards as a common criminal, instead of
being accorded the rights of a prisoner
of war. According to Chief Construe
tor Iliehborn. immediately after the
capture of lobson's men by Admiral 1
Cervera. when it- was thought.that he
and his men alone had survived from
the wreck of an American battleship I
destroyed by torpedoes in attempting to
force thefharbor. the Spaniards were too
jubilant to pay much attention to himi,
but when they realized that no Ameri
can lives had been lost, and the clian
nel had been obstructed. if at all. onlI
by a worthless aollier, they looked ui
on hin with amazement as a hiero
whose gallantry far exceeded any Span
ish coiception of what a man might do
for his country and it was with great
chagrin that Admiral Cervera was pre
vented by the Nladrid authorities from
returning the heroic young officer and
his brave men to Admiral Sampson. but
compelled to deliver them to the iili
tary authorities ashore as prisoners of
Gen. Linares. with the brutalinstinet
that had marked his conduct ofI
Cuban affairs already intrusted to him.
deliberately placed Ilobson and his
men in 31erro Castle as a shield against
tile fire of Sam pson's squadron and here
lie was locked uip for five days in soli
tary continement in a filthy dungeon,
under coniditions which, lhe says, must
have soon resulted in his serious illness
anid perhaps his death. The treatment
lie received aiid the scanty food given
him were no better than those accorded
a commioin criminal condemned to exe
cution. This punishment. however.
was of short duration, on account of the
vigorous protest which was made
through a necutratl powver to Spain.
coupled with Admiral Sampson's notice
to the Spanish admiiral that lie would be
held personally responsible for Hlob
son's welfare. U..nder these circum
stances. Admiiral Cervera interposed
his intluence with Gen. Linares. a ndI
Ilobson, with his men, were transferred
to the barracks in the city. Here his
solitary confinement continued, but lie
could look out of a window to the hills
on the east and see the smoke from the
American rities of Geni. Shafter's men.
iring fromi their intrenehiments, with
the consolation that his captivity would
be of short duratioii. The food given
to him was of the miost wretched char
aeter. probably because the Spaniards
themselves could spare no better, but
the British consul frequeiitly brought
himi delicacies fronm his own table. A
Spaiiishi oflicial was invariably present.
however. dtiring these visits to pirohibit
coniversation, aiid no news of occurren
ces around himi was.ever permitted to
reach Ilobson. iii this manner lie was
kept in igiiorance of thle destruction of
Cervera's Ileet until his exchange was
conpldeted. aiid lie hiad enitered the
The Second Regiment.
The Columbia lRegister says every
then poin0t 5 to ani early coinpletion of
tesecoind regiimient. Col .Jonie. hav
ing! successfully accomli lhIed hiis miis
Sionl to Wanshinlgt'n. recruitig officers
will at once start on their tour. T here
are to be six of these in all--Lieut.
Co1. 'I loill tisoil. twi collini i-imiilled iimeil
aiid thlree eiihisted nmen. It sthle plaii
to coiver tihe State and wherever there
arc any mcii desirous of enlisting. thlese
nicr will administer the i'athi and
thusi spjeedily form a complany. lin
lich cit a local physiciani will lbe ap
p inted anid withI the assh-tancte of
the recruitinig oficer, proceed with
h cx~uiiinat ions. 1 hence. under.
this arrani'emencmt it is though~lt that it
w'i li e a imtter of ionly a sho'rt while
uint if the regimnt i- mstered in.
Aln oli cial dispatchl fromi San .1naan
he l''rt' liieo says Co'il. Saii 3artin.
whlo was inl (i!ilalii' of thle Spanishi
gcirris''n at I 'ince. Ilus been court 1mar
tial andi slit for abaindoin~ig thle p lace
whhlut resistance in lhe face if an
-vrwlhin n Americani force. Lient
Col. Il'niz. the s eol in c' naniand,
Spaniards Ready to Surrender.
ie arrivedl at Santiagoi Fridir aifteriiooni
anmd stait' coatlinii. 'ille coiiiaidcr
if the W\ihningt''n reports that the
Spaniards denmorial ized at 31anizamnillo'
and1 would quickly surrenider to the
Two Young Women Claim Him
as a Husband.
WHILE HE HAS SKIPPED OFF.
Mrs. Mackey, in New York, Pro
duces a Warrant Charging De
sertion, While He Weds
Miss Porterfield, of
Charleston, W. Va.
Ex-Ju oe Tom Mackey. ;f in're or
lies nisaVOr reulitatin in l uth Car
olina. seenis to be a -ay Lothario. de
spite his weigit of The folhow
ing New York dispatch to the Washing
ton Post gives an account of his nmanv
matrimonial ventures. the introdictory
sketch of Mackey's career in South
Carolina beinI as invera:cioU' as Mack
ey himself could have made it:
Ex-Judge Thomas Jefferson Mackey,
gay in spite of his being~ within one
year of the allotted span of life. has
brought misery into the lives of two
young women. and both are crying for
vengeance and his punishmentforaileged
bigamy. Iis present whereabouts are
unknown. Ile was last heard from in
After Judge Miaekey left South Caro
lina and established himself in Wash
ington runwrs reached Mrs. Iackey.
the wife the Juie lived with in South
'arolina. She had an mvesthiLatmton
iimaue. and the result was that she se
cured a divorce oin June 22. 1S9. on
the statutory ground. Ile then went to
New York and opened a law oihce in
Chambers street. near Broadway. Most
of tile ioney 1ackey had inade inl the
law business le lost. it is said, specula
tin, in stocks. le added to his incomie
bv contributing to umiazines. and pub
lished several vohumes on leg*al top'es.
The former judge has several old friend
living in New York. and he frequentlv
visited their homes. Un one of these
visits lie met Miss Sarah Ljenorc Curti.
the daughlcr of' ex-Judge Curtis. a
wealthy man. .. I, lives at S'tanford
Conn. Miss Curtis h:ii just been grad
uated from a college in ew Enlamnd.
and had peculiar ideas concerning' mat
rimony. 'Ie did not belieCve in hyve as
the foundation of wedlock, no.1 held
that marriages founded upon inteilee
tiual sympathy were the only ones which
would result in lifelong happiness.
Miss Curtis met ex-.Judge Mackey
several times and discussed this subject
With hiim. He agreed with all that she
said and after an acquaintance of a few
montas. proposed marriage. le was
then sixty-one. at his last birthday, and
she was only twenty. Her parents re.
luctantly gave their consent to the
union. and the ex-judge and the ex
judge's pretty daughter were married on
Ma. 3. 191. at St. Paul's 3Methodist
Episcopal church. 308 East Fiftyfith
street. by the Rev. George 1. MeGrew.
Ex-.Judge Curtis gave his daughter
81 ;i0 for a wedding present. Mrs.
Mackey had supposed her husband was
wealthy enough to give her a home as
good as the one she gave up, but she
soon found that lie wos practically pen
niless. lie decided-to go to Europe oii
the honeymoon trip. and spent theI
S1.000 in the old country. When they
returned they went to housekeeping at
368 West 116th street. The ex-judge
was for a time devoted to his wife.
MIrs. MIackey had a little of her own.
and her husband borrowed money from
her 2gularly. Hie soon began to abseint
himself from home. and has been awayx
for weeks at a time the last two years
.He told his wife that lie was attending to
important legal eases which would bring~
him large fees.
On June 8 MIackey told his wife that
he was going to Washington to attend
to an important case and would be ab
sent for a long time. During her abl
sence lhe packed up all his clothing~ and
she says he also drew about $4.000i If
her money. She heard nothting from
him and could not get any trace of hin
in Washington. Actin nya:~i the ad
vice of heri fat her and Lauwyer .Jolhn B.
Fiske. of .-d Wall street. she obtaineda
warrant for the arrest of her husband
on the charge of abandonnment from
Justice 3Iott, in the Hiarlemi police
t-ourt. A detective was detailed to
serve the warrant.
Thei ex-.iudge. though -in seclusion.
was not idle. Last .spring. while in
Washington. lie met Mliss Katherine
Porterfield. a beatitiful young womian.
She was hiving temiporarily with 31rs.
Loring. who keeps a fashionable board
ing house. Mackey made love to MIiss
Porterfield. lie told her lie had been
a widower for years. and before he re
turned to his home in New York she had
promised to mndrry him. if her piarents
consented. The cx-judgle saw Col.
George A. Porterfield. cashier of the
lBank of Charlestou'a. W. \'a.. the
father of the fiance. and obtai ned his
consent to the marriage. On .July 19
M1ackey and MIiss Porterfield were iimr
ried in Colonel Porterfields honie by
the Rev. A. C. Hopkins. In the even
ing the ex-ja;dge and his bride started
for Washington. Hie told Colonel Por
terfield that t here was a woman in New
York who would at templt to htaekmiail
limi if the mnarriaige b.eam in k~nown! at
that tijne. The ex-judge~ and his wvife
spent twVo dyin Wa igton and lhen
lie took her to l'aintield. N. -J. O
Saturday. July 23. lie calledl upon MIrs.
ivackey No. 1 at her hone. .She triedi
to communicate withI the detective wIho
Ihad thei warrnit. lbut was utnable to doi
s. \Iackey said that lie hat i been kept
awayV ly urrenit bu'ne cs. lbut h:e agireed
to meet his~ wife at heri h:'nio the nm-.
[le ex-judge cane :1 the apipoined
tme and! was arrestedi. hie wais ta ken;
to the I larlemi police court andii was held
fo r exau~nuatonT onl thle chariicii ;if abn
dlitnmen t. lie tfollowed Mlrs. M ackey to,
tier hionie andt made this conifession tio
his wife: -'' marriel 3iss Katherine
Po rterlield.~ said hi. ''on .July 1:1. 1
lhi so aga~inst my willI.
\Iry \T ackey wvas aist oundedi at bir-r'
husband'i piertidmy. and nearly- list lier
reas~on wxhen lhe pripisedi a planr ti saive
timuell. lie adniltted that he lived
3i1 ii PoterfiebL and hadi triei to 1h
tin a ivuorce in -everal staties Iron
31rt. Macke y. si that he iihit mnarriy
her. Ther e was a persin in M1rs.
MIaeker's that wIho p verhecard theu cini
versatilln. MIackey said tha~it his seconid
wife did not kiniw pit hiis formner mar
"I will go and see this woman." said
Mrs. Mackey_ ''and tell hier who I ami.
.tlackey beei:ne violnt at this. but
when1 hec was augain1 Cahn s.aid,':
-I walt vol. Sarah.* .aid the ex
judge more calmly. '-t" swear to a
statement which I will prepare now.
The 'ist of it will be that you will ad
mit that when I narried you you had a
hulban d living froi whom you had not
been Livorced. This will make our
marriage illeml. and will save me from
toing to the peniteitiary. If you will
do :1iI will not dezert vou.
After this propo6ition. it took some
tinc fo Mrs. Mackey to recover her
SeliseS. Then she saiI: ''You are a
;coun1drel, sir: and . will never;in
any paper for you. not even if 1 cou
save our life. Leave imly hou:e or I
will call the police.
The ex-judge left. iiuttering threats.
Mrs. Maekey. after consultingr with
Lawyer Fiske. decided to .inve up the
abando ment proceedings. and start a
suit for divorce. She learned that it
wa her husband's intention to forfeit
hi, bail 'ond and go t Europe with his
bride and slc was surprised inst Wed
nesday by the following tclegran from
Pittsburg. Pa.-Mrs. Mackey. 227
West 114th street. Left to avoid un
just arrest: am alone: will return to you
if you will stand by me. Will you?
Answer. paid here. Trons."
It is said that after Mackey had failed
to get his wife to condone lie deserted
Irs. Mnckey No. 2 in Jersey City and
she returned to her father's home. It
was learned there that the old ex-judge
hiaul two wives livinur. and the warrant
wh lie referred to in his telezrai. is
onle obtained for his arrest upon the
complaint of Mrs. Maesley No. 2 in the
Colonel Porterfields sins. it -is said.
have declared they will take the law
intotheir own hands. It is said that
one of them. Robert. lives in B"ook
lyn. There is a Robert Porterfield in
the Brooklyn directory whose address
is given as 1D Rainbridge avenue. The
Porterfield who lived there recently has
moved, and his present address is not
known. Lawyer Fiske is collecting
the evidence and will tile a petition for
divorce as soon as possible. Mrs. Mack
ey No. 1 is in comfortable circun
stances and her home is neatly furn
ished. A woman friend lives with her.
After she gets a divorce she will return
to her home in Stamford.
A PITIABLE SITUATION.
The Woeful Story Which Comes from
a Woman Passenger.
Accounts of the condition of affairs in
1labana..Matanzas and Cardenas were giv
en recently in New York by passengers
on the steamer Friedt of Nansen from Sa
gua. She brought 29 refugees. most of
whom were Spaniards who made all
sorts of sacrifices to escape from the
island in anticipation of its becoming
controlled by insurgents. Many of
theni are well supplied with funds, hav
ing turned all their available property
into cash. They paid .200 each for
their passage. One woman who had
reached Sagua by rail from Habana
said the condition of affairs in the capi
tal wys deplorable and daily growing
"There is plent- of money." she said.
*but what use is it when it will hardly
purchase anything? It is impossible to
get beef at any price. Even horse
flesh costs $1 her potind. Bread costs
28 cents per pound and is very bad at
that. Thme supply of coindenisetd milk
is practically exhausted and but lit
tle is left. It sol at $2 for one can
such as you buf here at 10 cents. On
an average, 10) to 12 personis are fouind
dead from starvation in thle streets
every day and this takes no account of
theC scores who daily die froam hunger in
"No words can describe thje horrors
at Las Fossos. a place at the foot of
Pirado.x where the wretche-l reconcen
trado were hierded to::thlir. I was
told thr :eri.n lia than 4.i000 of
tee; -ale people'I in the place when
101an awaym. They are dying by the
huiidreds. for, of course. nothing is
beinie done there for their relief, when
the government has not enotugh food
for its own soldiers. Worse than this.
offiials beat and abuse them shame
~Almost all the stores ini Wmeyler and
OReillv streets are closed. as are all
the principal hotels. The stock of coal
is abnilost completely exhausted and
for a few days the local traiins were
run to Vadadii past Santa Clara balt
tery and were stoppied for want of fuel.
GEN. LEE TO GO TO CIJBA.
Will1Occupy the Island Until a Govern
ment is Established.
P repara tionls alre beinrg miadei to send
Maj Gen. Fiitzhiugh Lein 1w the . ev
en'h airmy coirps ti ('nha minnediamtely
aifteri the c'oncmluisioii of pec betweenx ci
the Uni ted States and Spain.I lie
plan pr-ov"ide for thle embhrkationi of the
troops wxithini a week if Spa ini sends a
favoraible answer to our ter ms of peace.
F1 th la1st two week. the ceventh
eu- h n fully equi ppe byl the
asinmnent :,r ,ignal iies inginter
'tnieur' ami - ur..m t''- dutyvunder G en.
Lee.e anl h sent iI .' h i . ad
has b'ei ern merlly undrltomd ini both
einicial alnd uiin'lh' al nuartean : ~oioe
timea that iien . Lee iaai havex thle
h'nor'l in enting Ilahn m a with the
si~lned thlat hi- x, w''u I ix'me 'n tt ie
fall. wheni the eainl':ain in northern
Cubha shltad be begun.ut nw that
an1 earily' Iece -niln- probuiable. G en.
le:e mwili 2m in i t~ nIlea lit tlle gfar
ritn foce ti admni---tiir tihe ilitarxy
enixem'ntiunt ilelin i e tn' titaiation u
the -ubnnii xiili nral ni--mihe tro'@11
wIil- ixbe itibutedmtin e i large
cA tx bat 'iiftts.It0 Mis. probable
tat. n three hioureient of. 4. 1
am' I n:5 esi n l bne il rawt ! !'li
.virs oniitii the rfov.tiinlrt.
wi Foturt thyWere.rowed.:i~-z
ria' rni boat in tannv r. iiinimiiFr
wtnher thr ernad chidr e aeii4.ii4
Dates that the War Makes Memorable
iu Our History.
April I1-resident IIclinley asked
Cngeress for power tO intervene inl Cu
April 19'--Intervention ordiere'd by
1pi )2--l'ltiitum enbcd to 3lin
April 22--Admiral Sampons fleet
sailed fromi Key Westto blockade ports
),prI 22--First gun 'of the war fired
the hu bat Nashville.
April 2:-The president askcd for
Mlay 1-A great naval battle fotight
in the harbor of. Manila. Philipin' Is!
ands. adl the Spanish tcet of ten Ces
sels4 dettr4)yed by the United States
lna'ron. in co:nmiand of Comnodiore
Gerg D41C ewe-:.
3ILLy ,1-The Zunbwat4 Viingltn
and Hudson vnd t he to rpedo ooat Wins
low in the first engia'elnent in (unoain
waters. Ensign Ba*ley and four other
men of the Winslow killed.
1ay 12-Acting Rear AdmiralSamp
sons squadron bombarded San Juan.
3av 19-Arrival of Admiral Cervera
and his squadron at Santia-o de Cuba.
3ay 24-Arrival of the battle ship
Oregon at Jupiter. Fla.. after a voya.e
of 13.000 miles from San Francisco.
May 25-The Presidents seconl call
for troops- 75.Q00).
May 28-Sciley semi-offieially re
ported by the auxiliary cruiser Harvard
to be off Santiago do Cuba with twelve
June 3-Lieutenant Richmond P).
Tlobson and seven len take the collier
3Merrimac into channel of Santiago and
sink it there. so as to close the harbor
and prevent the escape of the Spanish
June 10-The invasion of Cuba be
gun by the landing of 6100 marines. af
ter war ships had silenced the enenys
forts at Guantanamo.
June 11-American troops at Guanta
namo attacked by the Spaniards,. who
were repulsed. Six Americans killed.
Juna 13-The first expedition for
Santiago left Key West. Major-General
Shafter in command.
June 15-Second Manila expedition
left San Francisco.
June 20-Arrival of General Shafter
and his army off Santiago de Cuba.
June 22-General Shafter's army
landed at Daiquiri.
June 24-Ten men were killed in
cluding Captain Capron and Sergeant
Hamilton Fish. Jr.. both of Colonel.
Wood's Rough Riders. and about forty
wounded. in a skirmish with 2.11U
Jund 29-General Merritt sailed from
July 1 and 2-A ueneral assault on
Santiago de Cuba by the army and by
ships was begun at 7 a. in.. the Ameri
can troops capturing and holding the
lines of the enemy.
July 3-General Shafter demanded
the surrender of the city of Santiago de
Julv 3-Admiral Cervera made a dash
out of the harbor of Santiago to cut his
way through the.American ships and
his squadron was destroyed and many
men and officers were killed by, the fire
otf the Americans. under Conunodore
.July 4-The Navy D~epartme nt re
ceived a dispatch from Admiral DIewey
announcing the arrival at MIanila of
the cruiser Charleston and the three
transports. the City of Peking. the
Colon and the Australia, weith troops on
-board. on June 30. The squadron stop
ped at the Ladrone Island and the
Charleston bombarded the Island of
.July b-Lieutenant Ilobson and his
MIerrimane men exchanged.
July b - ;enerail Toral. conmmandiing
the Spanishu forces at Santiago. sent a
Pin of truce to General Shiafter asking
three days' grace and cable operator to)
ntify M1adrid of Santiago's desire to
surrender. all of which were granted..
July 6-Rear Admiral Dewey chased
the German cruiser Irene out of Subig
Bay with the Raleigh and the Concord.
.July 12-A flag of truce waved by
G eneral Toral at Santigo and the truce
granted by General Shiafter.
.July 14-Santiago surrendered. the
United States Government agreeing to
return to Ctuba all the prisoners of war..
.July 17-The American flag was
raised over the city of Santiag~o de Cuba.
.Julv 21-General Calixto G arcia, coim
niander of the Cuban Army of Eastern
Cuba. owing to discontent because the
Amierican Government had ignored
him and his troops in the surrsnder of
-July 21-News reached this country
that the second expedition to reinforce
Admiral D~ewey had arrived at Cavite.
July 22-Aguinaldo. according to a
dispateh received, declared himself
Dictator of the Philippines.
.July 23-Another expediit ion for the
Philippi ne Islands sailed fro:. San
July ) 5-eneral MIlle and 3.500
rea1chedo G uanien. Po4rto lli o.
July 25)-General Nel-on \. MIlls
linded it Gu an ico. P'orto lico.
.July 00 Pe'ace overtures nmade iy
Spin were' 11m1otnced by the auliornties
at WashinI ton.
Ji v 'I -News of General MIeritt's
ar riva a~t C.avite received at Wasing
Whiat Aguinaldo Says.
The Nw Yok JounalIrint> a ca
blera frII 14m1 h1ion1 Kon~g pu1rpor4ting to
Ilve the( text of a mesrage snt b
leader. ti ConIsul General W\ildamani.
The me is daited Cavite. Julv n
and in it Aguialdn -iy- it hai been re
ilortedi that lie is "'ettinlg the bi head
:ind4 not behaivin" as he poie 31lr.
Widman. 'In reply.''x ay Aurinaldo
'I ask why~' should4 iimerica exp1ct mie
tomn ut li nl4 II 1 e .prsn an nz= U
\mnericai will not 'e frank wI i tme?
--Tell k\me this.a ihin for au*
e4 tel'nih eeryhe.. hBut whai~t
ha Xi stoe fr me. hi~i1 i iL
-Now, nmy iood f rietil. Bi4.4e Plc, I
:111alt both 14444 and rogue. The in
terests if may peoplie are as saed~' to mec
as5 are tihe inlt4erOsts of you peop ~ble ti
A WARM WELCOME.
GCencra Mleks' Triumphal March
Into Porto Rico.
TIRED OF SPANISH RULE.
The American Army Hailed as
One of Liberation, and Men,
Women and Children Hug
The .-arch of the American arniv to
wards San Juan is more of a triumphal
procession thani anything else. The
citizens of Porto Rico everywhere hail
the appearance of the Americans with
delight. with banners flying. with bands
playing stirring American tunes. with
presents of food. Crarettes. eigars. with
hurs and kisses irom men. women and
children alike. The scenes described
by me of the oceanation of Juan Diaz are
repeated a: we narch iuickly inland,
only the further we go the more enthu
siastic the people become.
Besides the towns already reported
by me as being occupied we are in pos
session of nine others. These towns
are Arroyo. Satillas. Yiabucoa, Salinas,
Santaisbel. Ajuntas. Panuclas Guaya
nala and Guayamo. There were Span
ish troops in all of the important towns
in this list. Guayamo has a large gar
It was reported to the Americans that
these soldiers intended to make a fight
and this morning General Wilson sent
two companies there. On the way
the Americans met couriers who
said that the citizens had ordered the
Spaniards out of town and had hoisted
the American flag. The soldiers
thought this was a trick and observed
great caution in approaching. but get
ting nearer they saw the American flag
waving in the distance. and marched
into the town without hesitation.
Here they found a bigger reception
than ever. The American flag was
waving over the public buildings,
and not many in the town had opposed
its being raised. The brass bands were
playing "Yankee Doodle.** "Ta Ra
Boon de Ave.~ and-the men and wo
men fell upon their knees and worship
ed our soldiers.
The mayor made a speech in which
he said that the day of deliverance for
Porto Ricans had come. Crowds fol
lowed the soldiers everywhere and the
Americans could hardly get away from
them. They insisted on taking our
men into their houses and giving them
feasts such as no invading' army ever
saw. The best they had was none too
good for the humblest private.
The mayor made another speech of
welcome at the public square where the
people shouted -Down with Spain!"
and "Viva live Americanos!- etc. The
Americans hardly know what Spanish
soldiers look like.
The mayors of four other towns have
visited Ponce and told General Wilson
that the people of their towns are glad
to be Americans. Their towns had sur
rendered and they were ready to turn
over everything to the Americans and
have Aierican officials appointed.
Word was received from other towns
that had not been visited by the sol
diers and consequently had not formal
ly surrendered, but the people and of
ficials heard of the landing of the Amer
icans and had hoisted the American
flag at once and kept it hoisted
ever since. driving out the Spaniards
from towns where the soldiers were sta
tioned. The people in these towns re
port the Spanish soldiers fled in fright
as they did from Ponce. The Spaniards
took the military road going toward
When the American soldiers arrived
here the Spanish citizens were natural
ly alarmed. and many of them fled with
the Spanish soldiers and went to the
miountains. They began returning on
Sunday and are all nearly back today.
The first thing they dlid when they got.
back was to begin shoutingr "viva los
Americanos' T hey arc apparently good
Amecricans. but the Porto Ricansdo not
trust them. They say they will watch
for the first sigin 0f disloyalty on their
par*t and shoot them or turn them ovei
to the American soldiers.
Returning Spaniards profess not to
know the whereabouts of the troops
that fled with them. They say the sol
diers ran so fast that they were unable
to keep up with them. Even these
Spaniards are genuinely glad at the
change in the local government which
has been niade hy General Wilson. par
ticularly in the courts.
Porto Rieo. it is noted. is the most
densely populated region in the New
World. With an area of 10S by 40)
miles it has a population of 80)0.000 or
900 .1000 5'oulsi. Of these about S0.000~
are residents of the principal towns,
San Juan. Ponce and San German.
Pounce being the most populous. MIay
agucz Humiacao and Auguadilla are also
considerable towns. These facts impli
fa large number of villages in the ru
ral districts and correspondingly easy
communications. Another authority
adds that "there arc few Spanish troops
on~ the island and these have not been
trained in war like those in Cuba.
F-urthermnore "the defenses of the towns
aeold and insiguilicant.- Altogether
the island promises to) be an easy prize
as wel asarich one.
A Slick B'k Robber.
The 8:ank f (onnnere. if Sedolia.
Mo.. was~ t vitim of a -iieak thief
at ilm no h \r rich haul was
md. While eit her the president or
ho ra-'ier was at the caishier's window
the thief made his wayi through the
sihl 4 rnti the directors s room, in
rair 1f the bank proper. and stepped
iside ..f the railine frim where lie
took only a couple of steps into the
baniik vault where lie hl eledihimself.
Por Women and Children.
The 'steamecr Sain du an. in cha:rg~e of
L ieut. Noble ofGen. Shaftter's staff
lef t Santiao W\edine-day for Manizanil
10.inde a 1a ''' tu'Ce to embark there
thet wive ami (bhlie of thle otiieers of~
tie Spaih fce wich arrived froni
ilanzanillo to reinflorce Geni. Linaires
duingi thu sge They will be re
tu ri to Spainl withi their husbands
If youi w''uld enjoy youri food. lapor
fr it: if vou would enjoy Your raiment
nent. pay for it lbe tore you wear it: if
vou woul ii leep1c] soundly. let a goo' d con
.2CiC- it. rear ,eleolbiw