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ANNUAL. NAVAL REPORT,
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ISSUES A
The Brilliant Exploits of the Navy---The
Victories at Santiago and Manilla---Hob.
son's Heroic Deed-..-Spanish. American
War Veterans to be Given a Preference.
WAsHIrNGToN.-The annual report of
the secretary of the navy is much
longer than the usual report.
"For the first time since its rehabi
tation, the navy has been put to the
supreme test of war. Years of patient,
persistent training and development
have brought it to a point of high ef
ficiency which resulted in the unpar
alleled victories at Manila and Santi
ago-victories which have given the
names of our naval commanders world
wide fame and added an additional
page to the glorious naval history of
The report describes in rapid order
the steps that were taken to consoli
date the squadrons and put the navy
in readiness for hostilities. Sigsbee's
famous telegram asking a suspension
of public opinion in connection with
the blowing up of the Maine is quoted,
and the secretary says:
"This judicious telegram did much
to secure in the public mind a dispas
sionate view of the disaster."
The story of Dewey's victory at Ma
nila is told and of it the secretary says:
"Aside from the mere fact of having
won without the loss of a single life,
such a brilliant and electrifying victo
ry at the very outset of the war, with
all the confidence which it infusetd
throughout the country and into the
personnel of every branch of thie ser
vice, it remove all apprehension from
the pacific coast. The indirect pecu
niary advantage to the United States
in the way of saving an increase of
insurance rates and in assuring the
country of freedom from attack on that
coast is incalculable."
The shows that the flying equadron
under Commodore Schley was ordered
to Cienfuegos upon notice that Cerve
rn's squadron had been seen off Cuera
coa; but on May 20, the department
having heard that Cerv3ra was at San
tiago, advanced Sampson to order
Schley to proceed off that port.
By the Marblehead, Schley was in
structed to proceed to Santiago.
On the 28th the Spanish squadron
was sighted inside. On June 3 the
Merrimac was sunk, and of this Secre
tary Long says:
"This attempt, although unsuccess
ful in its object, was daringly exe
cuted. It is now one of the well
known historic marvels of naval ad
venture and enterprise, of which
Naval Constructor Hobson and his
men won undying fame."
The report deals next with the seiz
ure of the harbor of Guantanamo and
the gallant three-days' fight of the ma
rines, with the convoying of the Shaf
ter expedition from Tampa to Santi
ago, and with the conference that took
place between Safter and Sampson in
the effort to secure co-operation of the
army and navy in the reduction of
Santiago. The story of the operations
at this stage involves the recital of the
destruction of the Spanish fleet, which
is told, however, in the most concise
Many devoted offcers and crews
from the beginning of the war until
the end rendered most valuable and
conscientious service without opportu
nity for winning distinction in battle.
High praise is awarded to the marine
corps for their work throughout the
campaign. In view of the prospective
increase in the navy and necessity for
guarding the naval stations,'which will
be needed in newly acquired territory
of the United States, and especially in
view of the generalofficiency displayed
by the engineers corps, the secretary
says that it should be increased to
five thousand and the necessary offcers.
Seoretary Long gives a complete list
of all the merchant vessels and yachts
that were acquired by the government,
with price of each. There were 110 of
the vessels, including the warships
bought abroad. The secretary sub
mits estimates for the next fiscal year
aggregating P45,098,251, an increase
- of $9,896,175 over last year. Of the
'new items the most important is $1,
780,849 for yards and docks. This is
also an increas of $1,620 on account
of the naval academy.
In reference to the employing of la
bor at the navy yards, the secretary
says it will now be the policy to give
preference in appointments to veterans
of the Spanish-American war.
Captain Sigibee Loadly Cheerse.
New Yoix.-The sailors and ma
rinee of the battleship Texas number
lugseveral hundred, held their annual
b riday night at the Lenox Ly
, Csptain Sssbee, of the Texas,
~ mdMiss Sigbee led the grand march
in whish four bandred couples parici
pated. Oaptain Sigubee was vocifer
ously csheered during the march.
Neaer. Paper Money Ia Chi.L
Vsazatraeao mO .--In the cham
A.i ~ Cd eputiesFidayft~ f~taeinriater of
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REFORMS MADE IN CUBA.
A Fine of One Thousand Dollars Imposed
Upon Promotors of Bull Fights.
SANTIAGao.-Some time ago Majoi
McLeary, whom Gen. Wood had ap
pointed mayor of Santiago, requested
to be relieved of his mayorali y duties
and to return to his military post.
This request was granted.
Gen. Wood appoited Senor Bacardi,
an old resident, to succeed him.
Gen. Woode has high hopes of this
first attempt at civil government un
der Cuban control. The regulation
preventing the issue of small mort
gages recently issued, has proven a
great boon to those for whose relief it
Gen. Wood has given his approval
to the scheme for a school for the
higher education of the men similar to
the American normal school.
Friday he issued a notice imposing a
fine of $1,000 upon any person pro
moting a bull fight and a fine of $50
upon any person promoting a cock
fight. In the case of a cock fight, the
fine will fall upon witnesses as well as
Marshal Blanco Resigns.
HAvANA.-Marshal Blanco, at 10:30
Saturday morning, formally resigned
the office of governor and captain-gen
eral of the island of Cuba in favor of
Gen. Seminez Castelanos. Tue cere
mony took place in the throne room
of the palace without any further sol
emnity than the secretary of the gov
ernment reading the royal decree on
the subject in the presence of the pres
ident of the colonial government and
Gens. Parrado, Solano, Ruiz and Te
jeda. The ceremonies and festivities
attending the taking of the oath of of
fice in privious years upon the ap
pointmeni of a new governor-general
were dispensed with on the present oc
casion. There was merel a formal
turning over of the military command.
GLASGOW. Ky.-Seven shots fired
before daybreak Friday awakened cit
izens to the fact that they were intend
ed as a warning to the guards at the
jail of the approach of a mob to lynch
Robert Brown and Johnson Franklin,
charged with murder. The warning
shots were fired by the night police.
The mob of fifty men found the jail
guarded, and after being assured that
the guards would do their duty if an
attempt was made to take the prison
ers, parleyed for half an hour, and
then rode off. Brown's trial is set for
November 30th. He is charged with
killing his father-in-law, Louis Mc
Clelland, and Franklin with having
killed Mrs. Bowles.
Two Persons Killed by a Train.
CoLUnMBUss, O.-A special to the
Dispatch from Elkhart, Ind., says:
While a party of twelve people were
returning from a ball at Otis early
Friday morning on two handcars, they
were struck by the Lake Shore fast
mail east of Chesterton, William Zai
bonsky and William Kempter being
killed outright, while Zaibensky's two
daughters, aged 13 and 15 respective
ly, were probably fatally injured.
Others of the party jumped and es
Tales of Cruelty.
NEW YoRK.-Engineers who have
arrived from Porto Rico bring tales of
awful cruelty, They say that drink
able water is very scarce and that the
food furnished the soldiers is unfit to
eat. One story told is of the inhuman
treatment of several mutinous sailors
of the transport Chester, the men being
tied down and left without water for
Postmaster-General Smith's Report.
WAssmiToN.-In his annual re
port, Postmaster General Smith tells
at length how the work of his depart
ment was expanded by the demands
entailed upon it by the war with Spain
and the extension of the postal sys
tem in new territory. Receipts have
largely increased and a marked ad
vance is noted in the money order
Secretary Long Wants Inerease in Navy.
WASINGToN. -Secretaiy of the Navy
Long in his annual report, submitted
Friday, asks for an appropriation of
$25,000,000 for the purpose of build
ing warships, this estimate not includ
ing guns and armaments. The secre
tary also makes many recommenda
tions, including one for the introduct
ion of smokeless powder for use on all
naval vessels of the United States.
Feand Dead in His Boom.
CEIcAGo.-Mr. Harry J. Myers was
found dead in his room Friday. 'The
gas jet had been removed and death
was caused by the escaping fames.
Will Supply The Parmers.
Wiamwrauox.-General Wood cabled
from Santiago Friday that he has as
sured the farmers that he would sap
ply them with rations until the first
crop is raised.
LohaioL.-The British steamer Fitz
James foundered off Beaphy Head
Friday. Ten f,. the crew were
A COMMERCIAL TREATY BETWEEN ITALY
AND FRANCE SIGNED.
America, Politicians Say. Will be Corn
pelled to Add to Her Colonial Posses.
sions as England Has--.lon Carlos Pre
paring to Seize the Throne.
LoNDON.-Franoe and Italy, who
Sare in a decade of tariff warfare, have
surprised their friends and enemies by
1 concluding a commercial treaty which
promises to shiftthe balance of pow
Sin Europe. But for the friendshipe'
the United States, which embold e
Great Britain into comparative indif
ference regarding continental com
8 binations, the British would be
alarmed at this prospect of Italy de
serting the triple alliance and adding
her formidable navy to the Franco
Russian compact, which is held to be
the inevitable result of the reunion of
the two estranged Latin nations. The
Scritics here regard the treaty as a
sequel to the Fashoda incident.
France's defeat in Italy opened her
eyes to the necessity of increasing her
friends. Therefore she has tried to
I initiate negotiations with Italy, and
will give her weaker neighbor the
benefit of the minimum tariff long and
vainly sought by the latter.
The Italians estimate that under the
new arrangement a million hectolitres
of heavy southern wines, which are
used in mixing the lighter French
wines, will be exported to France, re
sulting in a great impetus to Italian
industry. In return France expects
to remove the danger of having to
come with the Italian navy in the
Mediterranean in the event of a Ger
man war, and also to nullify Germany's
policy of isolating France. Tree trade
Britain hai no subsidies she can offer
to retain Italy's support, but the pre6
ent position of the world's politics
does not render her so anxious for it
as she would have been a year ago.
What Great Britain loses in Italy,
the Westmipister Gazette declares she
gains in the Philippines.
Conversations upon the situation a
representative of the Associated Press
has had with politicianQ, indicate that
the interest of Englishmen in the Uni
ted States' eastern tariff is increased
by the belief that once embarked in
colonial acquisition, the United States
will be compelled, as Great Britain
has, to constantly add to her colonial
possessions which may be thrown up
on the market merely to prevent them
falling into the hands of her rivals.
The inaLguration of a "closed door"
policy, they think here, would no much
potential damage to British interests,
and every American utterance tending
to foreshadow an "open door policy"
has been eagerly seized upon and mag
nified by the editorial writers.
An English Carlist positively asserts
that Don Carlos' army will take the
field in Spain immediately after the
treaty is signed. He declares that a
loan has been fully financiered and
that it is divided equally between
France and England and he adds that
after the English capitalists were
shown the evidences on which Don
Carlos' chances of success are based,
they offer several times the amount
asked. The English Carlists assert
that much more money would have
been secured had it not been for the
fact that Don Carlos stipulated that
there should be no assistance from the
Jews, as he is apprehensive of their
obtaining financial control of the
Continuing, it was asserted that the
Spanish government has known for
some time that Don Carlos possessed
an army, organized into battalions and
batteries, officered and largely armed,
but that the Spanish ministers counted
on his failure to secure funds. There
fore, the Spanish government is said
to be panic stricken and to be endeav
oring to make the Spanish people be
lieve that Great Britain has agreed to
finance Don Carlos and that he, in re
turn, has undertaken to cede the Ca
nary islands to Great Britain in event
The committee appointed by the
Spanish chamber of commerce to con
sider the question of reforms in Spain,
mat at Baragossa and recommended
sweeping military and civil retrench
ments, in addition to many reforms
for the benefit of the working men.
The committee also pronounced in
favor of an investigation into the con
tinuance of the Cuban insurrection
and withholding therewards promised
to Cuban oflfiers.
The recent tragic death of the em
press of Austria over-louds 'the cele
bration in that country of the half cen
tary of the emperor's reign and pre
vents the carrying out of the festive
features of the programme. The cere
monies will be confined to the churches,
schools and army, and Vienna will be
decorated and i luminated only by
A Earthquake Shook Felt.
BxCMonD, VA.-Many points in
south and southwest Virginia report
having experienced an earthquake
shock Friday. The disturbance was
felt from Nottaway county to the Ten
nessee line, 'Tere was the usual pre
noisq, )lo damage a I
House Committee Preparing a Bill to
WAsHINoroN.-Chairman Hull, of
the House military committee, an
nounced Saturday that his committee
has in preparation a bill increasing the
army to at least 100,000 men. Mr.
Hull stated there was a disposition on
the part of some to make the limit
125,000, but he believes that, as
finally presented to the house, it will
not carry a larger forge than 100,000.
Of this number 8,000 may be natives
of Cuba and Porto Rico, who will be
stationed on these two islands for gar
It is the expectation of Mr. Hull
that the bill will be ready to report to
the house on the day congress con
venes, and that it will pass both
houses before the Christmas holidays.
When the president affixes his sig
nature to the bill the volunteers now
in service will be discharged, regiment
by regiment, as the regular army is
recruited. The haste of the commit
tee is due to the objection of the vol
unteers to serving in time of peace.
At San Francisco With Sick, Wounded and
Discharged Soldiers on Board.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.-The trans
port City of Para, arrived Saturday
from Manila, October 26, with a large
number of sick, wounded and dis
charged soldiers from the Philippines.
Affairs at Manilla are reported to be
shaping themselves in a way that is
satisfactcry to the commanding officers
of the military people of the Philip
pines. The troops are anxious to come
home, bnt there is not that air of dis
content about the camps that was man
ifest when the men landed at Cavite.
The food has been much improvedaud
there is a noticeable change for the
better in the sick list. The men are
rapidly becoming acclimated and are
now splendidly disciplined campaign
ers. The insurgents were giving some
trouble when the Para left, but the au
thorities were strong to cope with
them, except in the southern prov
MUST PAY FOR WIVES.
Army Officers Estopped From Imposing
KNOXVILLE, TENN.-The movement
of the First West Virginia regiment
from this city to Columbus, Ga., was
enjoined Saturday afternoon after the
trains had proceeded sixty miles to
Sweetwater. It was learned that wives
of twelve officers of the regiment were
on board, and the conductors sought
to collect their fares. The officers re
fused payment, and the trains were
ordered stopped until the fares were
It is a notorious fact that numerous
wives of officers have been carried on
other regimental trains leaving this
city, and the Southern Railway pro
poses to stop the practice.
Demand Cession of Zulu Archipelago.
LoNDoN,-Special dispatches from
Madrid say Senor Rios, the president
of the Spanish peace commission, has
informed his government that the
Americans demand a cession of the
Zulu archipelago. Further advices
from Madrid said the Spanish cabinet
has decided to instruct its commission
ers after the peace treaty is signed to
treat for a revision of the treaties of
commerce existing before the war.
Urging a New Cabinet Portfolio.
COncAeo.-The National Business
Men's League has sent to President
McKinley a long letter relative to the
establishment of a department of com
merce and industries. The letter
which is signed by members of the
executive committee, urges favorable
action on bills for the establishment
of the depaetment which are now pend
ding in congress.
krtson Term Cut Short.
KJoxvmLaN, Talx. - Wesley Ben
drick was killed Saturday in the Stale
coal miles at Petros, by the falling of
the roof of a coal chamber. Hendricks
was serving a twenty-year sentence for
the murder of Aaron MeMahon, of Se
vier-. county. He had been in the
prison two weeks.
Bought Second-Band Books.
LONDON.-A second-hand bookseller
of London, who was always patronized
by Gladstone, has presented to the
British Museum a Feries of his cats
logues sent to the statesman, who
would return them with the following
iidorsement: "Please to send the
marked lots, with the usual discount
for cash, to W. E. Gladstone."
Mass'sohuseitt Bank Robbery.
WALPoLE, MAss.-The vault of the
Wrentham National Bank, at Wren
them, wras blown .open by burglars
early 'Saturday, and rifled. About 4
$2,800 in cash, and notes ·valued at
$65,000 are missing.
She is no Longer a Girl.
LONDoN.-The young queen of Hol
land, has displayed her strong will by
recalling a whole., issue of postage
stamps besause Iher portrait o'R them
alade hr tlook tao friah.h
hlood Purified by Hood's Sarsapam
rilla and Health Is Cood.
"I was troubled for a long time with ca.
e arrh and a bad feeling In mv hbead. I be.
e an taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, and it did
ae a world of good. My sufferings from
n atarrh are over and my health is good.'$
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s Hood's Pills cure all Liver Ills. 25 cents.
WHAT THE LAW CECIDES.
The constitutional provision against
the ownership of lands by aliens in
Wrshlington is applied, in state, Win.
Eton vs. Hudson Land company, 40 L
R. A. 430, to a lease of land for forty.
nine years to an alien, and also to
lands owncd by a corporation when a
majority of the capital stock comes
Into the hands of aliens.
A public officer receiving fees to
which he Is not entitled from a party
,hom he knows to be ignorant of the
law, without informing him that he is
not hound to pay, is held, in Marcotto
vs. Allen (Me.), 40 L. R. A. 185, lia
ble to an action for money had and
I received, on the ground that he receiv.
ed the money fraudulently.
Payment of a check after the maker
has been doclared to be insane, and is
so, is held, in American Trust and 13.
company vs. Boone (Ga.), 40 L. R, A.
250, to be at the peril of the bank, al
though it does not know of the insan
Ity of the drawer, and although the ad
judication of insanity was made in an
An indorsee of a negotiable note who
has made a written assignment there
of which is not indorsed on the note,,'
in order to transfer it as collateral
security, is held, in Taug vs. Riley,
(Ga.), 40 L. R. A. 244, entitled to
bring an action upon it when the note:
s13 surrendered to him, although it is
merely for the purpose of collection.
"Miss Blithlee," said the elderly genj
tloman, "your image is imprinted on
my heart-" "Oh, by the way, Mr.;
Bears," the young woman, who had not
been paying attention, interrupted,
"did you know that they can now-'
photograph on leather?"-New York
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cine, and have certainly been greatly
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pound has indeed been a friend to me.
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was as near death I believe as I c0l
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