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With Yellow Fever Is
Gen Duf field
Germany Will Back Down In
the Irene Bluff at Manila
WAS DDE TO A MISUNDERSTANDING
Washington July 18 Special A tele
gram received this morning at the War De
partment states that Brigadier General Duf
field is down with yellow fever at the Siboney
hospital Gen Dnffield comes from Detroit
and is a personal friend of Secretary Alger
He commanded a brigade composed of the
Sixth Massachusetts and the 33rd and 34th
Michigan He is a man well advanced in
years and has been sick for a week or more
with fever which has developed into yellow
fever
Gen Merriam Will Command
The Fourth Manila Expedition
San Francisco July 18 Special Maj Gen Merriam has as
sumed command of the expeditionary forces It is said in spite of the
immense amount of work that has been thus shouldered on this com
mand active preparations were continued on the vessels of the fourth
Manila expedition There has been a final inspection of the Pennsylva
nia and the troops designed for her are expected to embark to day The
troops that are detailed for the Pennsylvania are the 1st Montana Regi
ment recruits for the 1st California The South Dakota Regi
ment is to go on the Rio de Janeiro It is doubtful if the Rio de Janeiro
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This fftillnnt officer Is now In command of tho army posts on the Faclfla coast
lie entered tho army from civil life during tho war of accession and was captain
pf the Twentioth Maino voluntccra As an organizer of negro troops during tho wr
he earned the special thanks of tho govcrnmont After tho war ho entered tho reg
ular service and wna mado a brigadier general last year At tho beginning of the
Spanish war he was mado a major goncral
will be ready by Tuesday The delay is in putting in the bunks Men
worked all day Sunday There is so far no sign of the St Paul due
from St Michael She ia now a week orerdue but has probably had to
fc rait for river steamers
The Utah light battery of voluutcers artillery received orders this
morMTto prepare and be ready and embark on the Rio tie Janeiro
withoutdeiay It consists of 105 officers and men Lieut Wcdgewood
commanding He is however- too ill to go No one has as vet been as-
8iffueU to Noplace They are about to get a new armament of four
pieces At prknt they have only two
San FranciRwJniy 18 Special The transport Pennnylviania
Will probably not start for the Philippines until Wednesday
London July 18 SndaU The Chronicle savs after the war
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I HOPKINSVILLE KY MONDAY AFTERNOON JULY 18 1898
OLD GLORY RAISED
Above the Spanish Forts of
Santiago Sunday
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Santiairo De Cuba July 18
Amid impressive ceremonies the
Spanish laid down their arms be
tween the lines of the Spanish and
American forces at 9 oclock yes-
terday morning Gen Shafter anil
the American division and brigade
commanders and their staffs were
escorted by a troop of cavalry and
Gen Toral and his staff by 100
picked men Trumpeters on both
sides saluted with flourishes
Gen Shafter returned to Gen
Toral the latters sword after It
had been handed to the American
officer
Our troops lined up at the
trenches were eye witnesses of ttie
ceremony Gen Shafter and his
escort accompanied by Gen Toral
rode through the city taking formf
al possession
The city had been sacked before
they arrived by the Spaniards At
the palace elaborate ceremonies
took place Exactly at noon the
American flag was raised over the
palace and saluted by Capt Cap
rons battery At the same time
all the regimental bands in our
line played The Star Spangled
Banner after which President
McKinleys congratulatory tele
gram was read to each regiment
The thirteenth and ninth regi
ments of infantry will remain in the
city to enforce order and exercise
municipal authority The Spanish
forces are to encamp outside of our
lines
rne tormai sanction by the
Madrid government of the terms of
capulation Saturday unraveled the
tangled skein of demands and coun
ter demands between the opposing
commanders which threatened to
end the negotiations and compel a
return to arms The agreement
consists of nine articles
The first declares that all hos
tilities shall cease pending the
agreement of final capulation
Second That the capitulation in
cludes all the Spanish forces and
the surrender of all war materia
within the prescribed limits
Third The transportation of the
troops to Spain at the earliest pos
sible moment each force to be em
barked at the nearest port
Fourth That the Spanish officers
shall retain their side arms and
the eplisted men their personal
property
Fifth That after the final capit
ulation the commanding officers
shall furnish a complete inventory
of all arms and munitions of war
aud a roster of all the soldiers in
the district
Seventh That the Spanish gen
eral shall be permitted to take the
military archives and records with
him
Eighth That all guerillas and
irregulars shall be permitted to re
main in Cuba if they so elect giving
a parole that they will not again
take up arms against the United
States unless properly released
Ninth That the Spanish forces
shall be permitted to march out
with all the honors of war deposit
ing their arms to be disposed of by
the United States in the future the
American commissioners to recom
mend to their government that the
arms of the soldiers be returned to
those who so bravely defended
them
One Dog Less In Town
The Acme Mills wagon heavily
loaded ran over a small dog belong
ing to Walter Bell col on Camp
bell street this morning He was
cut half in two and thesubscquent
proceedings interested him two
more
Rev puvall pastor of the Meth
odjst churchat Earlington return
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RAILROAD PASSES
Discussed by President Milton H
Smith of the L N
Admits thai the Company Issues
1 Them to Judges and Politicians
Because it Helps Business
f Mr Milton II Smith President
of the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad company has a wide
spread reputation for bluntness es
pecially when he talks to those who
occupy high places Mr Smiths
testimony before the Interstate Com
merce Commission in the matter of
extension of time to comply with the
Railroad Safety appliance act of
Congress is exceedingly interest
ing and characteristic The testi
mony was so replete with imforma
lion of legal and economic character
Ihat the senate ordered it printed
as a public document and Law
Notes has a review of it in its July
iissue
3 The Commissioners had not pro
gressed very far in questioning Mr
Smith before the delicate subject
of the depletion of railroad reve
nues by free transportation was
reached Mr Smith stated that
jiis road issued passes to the Pres
ident and United States Senators
IWe transported President
ey and party to the Nashville
ennial free but we gotour money
back by charging the people who
went to see the President he said
l Mr Smith is of the opinion that
the practice of issuing free passes
is so thoroughly established that it
can not be discontinued We may
perhaps secure an increased traffic
thereby1 said he When the com
missioners desired to know ho a far
the judiciary came in for free trans
portation Mr Smith referred the
Gonimissioners to Edward Brixter
general counsel of the L N road
The President stated however
that he was sure that Mr Baxter
was of the opinion that it was not
well to appear before a judge unless
he has a pass if he wants one
If a Federal Judge wants a
pass continued Mr Smith and
asks for it we give it We do not
press them on the point They
may not ask directly for it but may
have some friend to do it How
ever only one or two hold such
passes Concerning the relations
oC the railroad and people Mr
Smith said The people and the
carriers are getting along well and
I say let it alone They will work
it out The commission asked Mr
Smith if in the absence of
tion the traveler would not be com
pelled to pay whatever the road
charged
No said Mr Smith
What could he do was asked
He can walk he can do what he
did before he had the railway
He can hire horses and drive
interposed some one
Yes said Mr Smith
Mr Smith clearly expressed his
opinion in favor of doing away with
government regulation of railroads
and leaving the matter to the car
rier arid the people When it was
stated that all railroad officials con
ceded that the law was being vio
lated by some one but all insisted
that their roads stuck to its very
letter Mr Smith said somebody
iB lying
Law Notes in concluding its re
view says Mr Smith is either fifty
years ahead of his time or fifty
years behind it
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Two Ships Jo to Cuba
Norfolf Va July 18 Special
The Yankee left for Santiago last
evening with ammunition for Wat
sons squadron The Buena Ven
tura one of the ships taken from
Spain nlao left with 100 colored la
borers for Cuba to repair docks
Ore Trade WIH Start Agajn
Baltimore July 18 Special
The ore trade between Baltimore
and Santiago will be in full blast
again inside of a montl
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LIV NEWS
On Every Pap
Wc Set The Pace
PRICE 2 CENTS
SICK
Of His Job Is Major
General Shafter
Wants to Return Home and
Cool Off Soon as Relieved
TALKING ABOUT PORTO RICAN INVASION
Washington July 18 Special The
Naval War Board and Secretaries Long amd
Alger met this morning They are reticeiit
concerning the subject of discussion but it
was believed to be the disposal of the forces
about Santiago and the details of the Porto
Rico expedition
Gen Shafter has expressed a desire to re
turn to this country as soon as he can be re
lieved and it is thought he will be permitted
to start home before the end of the present
week
Two regiments at San Antonio Texas
have been ordered to leave Wednesday for
New Orleans where they will embark for
Santiago to be assigned to the garrison there
Spain is Saiisfied Says
It Was an Honorable Surrender
Madrid July 18 Special The terms of the surrender of Santia
go are regarded as honorable to Spanish arms The troops will proba
bly be sent to the Canaries or the Balearic islands if found tainted wijUJr
yellow fever V
Gen Blanco still lias 100000 regulars and 40000 volunteers undergo
his command H -
The Irene Incident
Apologized For at Berlin
- A Berlin dispatch to the Daily News
says
The Irene incident in Subig Bay was probably due to differences
between the German Nay Department and the foreign office The fof
mer has been very self confident since the seizure of Kia Chou Bay
Possibly the Philippine squadron was instructed to display military
dash and moved without diplomatic action Nothing at present
would be more disagreeable to the cabinet than friction with the United
States The dispatch adds that a letter from a German resident at
Manila says the Americans arc anxious above all to prove themselves
gentlemen and thus heap coals of lire on the head of the Spanish Gover
nor who in a proclamation described them as the scum of mankind
capable of any cruelty
Third Regiment In It
Will Help Whip Porto Rico
Washington July 18 Special The War Department this after
noon decided that Gen Wilsons division of the Volunteers including
theFirst and Third Kentucky regiments shall take part in Porto Rico
invasion
It is reported to day that the war board had decided to increase this
force to 40000 men owing to the difficulty of taking a well fortiiied city
like San Juan
Fell and Broke Her Arm
11 Nellie the little seven-year-old
daughter of Mi H A Williams
tell from a hammock Sunday after
noon and broke both bones in
her left nrm just below the elbow
A surgeon was hastily summoned
and reduced the fracture and
is now renting comfortably
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Weather Forecasts
Showera to nighlt and probably
Tuesday JJigh Temperature
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Will Take n Vacation
Rev M B DeWitt has been
granted a leave of absence by his
church the Cumberland Presbyter
ian and will leave this evening for
Tullahoma Tenn to spend a
month it Cascade Springs near
that place
Mr 13 II Price and daughter
Miss Raima Lee have gone to At
lnnta Ga to visit Mr Price
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