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VO'lr. XXI.— NO. 203.
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STARTED FOR PORTO RICO YES
WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A
STRONG NAVAL CONVOY
TEX THOUSAND TROOPS FOLLOW
THE MILES CONTINGENT
More Are to Follow Until the Com
mander of the Expedition Signi
fies That His Force Is Sullleicnt
Admiral Dewey Adds to His
Laurels an a Fljshter Rare Diplo
matic Attainments Commodore
AVatson's Start for the Spanish
(oast Delayed hy the Porto Rican
Expedition, bat hy No Means
WASHINGTON, July 21.— Gen. Miles,
leading the army expedition against
Porto Rico, started at 3 o'clock this
afternoon from Sibaney, Cuba, for a
point on the island of Porto Rico
where It is the intention that he shall
land and secure a base for the expedi
tions from Tampa, Charleston and
New York to fall Into his column.
These expeditions are already under
way, some of them with two or three
days' start of Gen. Miles, so that the
delay should not be very great. After
all the difficulty about the naval con
voy, and the first conclusion of the
naval authorities that mmc was neces
sary, the strength of that now fur
nished Is surprising. There Is a bat
tleship of the first class, the Massa
chusetts; an effective protected cruis
er, the Cincinnati; a speedy and well
armed gunboat, the Annapolis, and
three vessels of the auxiliary navy,
which have already proved by their
performance in Cuban waters that they
are fully equal to the ordinary gun
boat in often?. ve power. These are the
Gloucester, which distinguished herself
In the destruction of Cervera's squad
ron; the Wasp, which has attained an
enviable notoriety as a disturber cf
Spanish blockhouses, and the Leyden,
which for a time was the sole repre
sentative of the United States in Ha
Secretary Alger expects that Gen.
Miles, on the Yale, "will arrive at his
destlnatkki on Sunday morning, with
3,000 men under hi? command. A day
later will come 4,000 men on the trans
ports, and the day following that 3,500
more. Whether the landing will be
deferred until the arrival of this entire
Sorce or whether Gen. Miles will take
the initiative and hoist the flag him
self on Porto Rican soil i 3 left to the
discretion of that officer. It is the de
partment's intention that he shall not
lack for troo*-; or equipment, and this
first expedition may be followed by
several others, as fast as the troops
can be gotten ready, until word comes
from the general that he does not need
Gen. Sehwan'B brigade, comprising
the Fifth, Eleventh and Nineteenth
United States infjntiy, a splendid body
cf trained soldiers, sailed from Tampa
to join Ger.. Miles, and if the Porto
Rican expedition is not an immediate
success it will not be want of dash
on the part of the war department to
supply every requisite.
DEWEY AS A DIPLOMAT.
That Admiral Dewey already has the
situation in the Philippines well in
hand is shown by his telegram of to
day, which simply reads like others
that have come before, that affa'rs are
quiet and sati -factory.
The state department has come to
realize as full a s ; nse of Dewey's dip
lomatic abiliti s as the courtry has
his naval skill and courage, and the
best evidence of this is that It has not
fo,md it necessary up to this point to
Interfere in any way, either to protect
or amend his work. The r.avy depait
r.iCi.t has now d so ye ed that the b'.g
double-turreted monitor Monterey will
Dot arrive at Cavite until Aug. 5, that
being the advices received at the navy
department from the captain of th.2
vessel when she touched at Honolulu.
Tho admiral's advice of the arrival of
tbe B( cond detachment of United States
troops at Honolulu has given comfort
to the war department, which was not
altogether at ease concerning th 2 first
small expedition lying between tha
Spaniard- and Insurgents, and withouc
being able to dep nd ve'y largely upon
I th :. With the?e aided troops it will
now be possible to demand the surren
der of Manila, but it is gathered here
that our purpose is to defer such a
B-Oveme/it until all the United States
troops now afloat have arrived at Ca
vite, unless the attitude of the insur
gents enforces prompter action on the
part of the American commanders,
military and naval.
WATSON WILL GO.
Secretary Long said tonight that the
preparations for dispatching Watson's
I— Dewey Ready to Bombard.
Porto Rico to Be Held.
Miles Sails From Santiago.
Quadruple Drowning at Morton.
I— Conduct of the War.
Mixed Flour Ruling Referred.
•—Plans for the FifUenth.
Engineers at Sheridan.
News of Camp Thomas.
Trip of the Thirteenth.
Mechanic Arts Doomed.
Benson Market Ordinance Passed.
6— Sporting News.
Saints Beat Sena'ors.
Omaha Party Returning.
•—Markets of the World.
Bai Silver, 59 3-16 c.
Cash Wheat, 78V.C.
7— Minneapolis Matters.
News of the Northwest.
New 6of the Railroads.
B— State School Fund Growing.
Canty Scores Loan Agents.
At S:. Paul Hotels.
Carnival Hospital Plan*
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
squadron to European waters were go
ing on uninterruptedly, but that the
departure necessarily would await the i
arrival of the warships at Porto Rico, I
the Massachusetts and other ships be
ing required for convoying the troops
to Pcrto Rico. This disposed of a re
port circulated during the day that the j
expedition had been abandoned. It was
ftlt that the report was the more mis
chievous at this time as it indicated
a purpose to yield to the lmpli:d tlmats I
from European sources that a coalition
would result from an expedition to the
Spanish coast. Neither the navy nor
slate department look for any embar
rassment from European quarters out
side of Spain as a result of the naval
movement against the coast of the
During the day orders were sent to
Norfolk to hurry forward work on the
colliers which are to accompany the
Watson expedition. Had the army
troop ships been able to go to Porto
Rico without a naval convoy the Wat
son squadron could have got away
within the next few days, as the war
board had wished to close all prelim
inaries by next Saturday. But as the
battleship Massachusetts, cruisers Co
lumbia, Cincinnati, Dixie and Yale, to
gether with several lesser craft, were
considered necessary as a patrol for the
Miles expedition, this changes the j
plans slightly. The Dixie is almost
certain to be in the Watson squadron,
and the Massachusetts is likely to Le.
Secretary Long expressly says, how
ever, that the delay of the Watson
squadron Is Incident to convoying the
troops to Porto Rico, and does not mean
that the start will be postponed until
the Porto Rico operations are con
The report from Barcelona that the
people were so fearful of the approach
of the Watson squadron that they were
urging France to establish a protec
torate over all the Catalonia district,
including Barcelona, was dismissed by
officials and members of the diplomatic
corps best informed on the affairs cf
France as fantastic speculation quite
unwarranted by any actual movement
now on foot. It is said to be thoroughly
well established that France is not |
lending a helping hand to Spain in any
of her afflictions.
BOTH GO WITH BROOKE.
Two Minnesota Regiments Will Be
Sent to PoTto Rico.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga., July 21.—To
i ight it looks as if two-thirds of the
troops at Camp Thomas are to be or
dered to the front as a expeditionary
force to go to Porto Rico under Gen.
Brooke. The movement will begin to
morrow morning when the Se:ond bri
gade of the First division, First corps,
commanded by Brig. Gen. Haines, will
leave for Newport News.
Tonight the brigade received march
ing orders. The order to move was
greeted with intense enthusiasm. The
regiments of the brigade joined in yells
of frantic delight and the regimental
bands discoursed national airs. This
brigade is the only organization that
will leave the park tomorrow, but if
there Is not a sudden change in the.
plans as they are understood here to
night, the entire First corps will fol
low, the different brigades going out as
rapidly as transportation can be ar
While Gen. Brooke, in person, had
nothing to give out for publication, one
of the best posted officers of the First
corps admitted that it was the purpose
to move the entire corps, 'which num
bers about 36,000 officers and men. The
legimenis of the F,rs t corps are: Fifth
Illinois, Third Wisconsin, First Ken- '
tucky, Third Illinois, Fourth Pennsyl- I
var.ia, Fourth Ohio, Sixteenth Penn
sylvania, Second Wisconsin, Third
Kentucky, Tnirty-fiist Mich'gan, One
Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana, First j
Georgia, Sixth Ohio, One Hundred and
Fifty-eighth Indiana, First West Vir
ginia, Second Ohio, First Pennsylvania,
Fourteenth Minnesota, Twelfth Minne
sota, F,r_t South Carolina, F.ftn Penn
sylvania, Eighth Massauchusetts,
Twenty-first Kansas, Twelfth New-
York, Ninth Pennsylvania, S.cor.d M s
souri and First New Hampshhe.
At headquarters this afternoon there
was general activity among the officers
who are to go with Gen. Brooke. Most
of them completed the work of packing
their baggage and getting everything
ready for an early departure. It is not
definiUly known tonight when Gen.
Brooke and his staff wiil start. Gen.
Brooke will be succeeded in command
at Camp Thomas by Maj. Gen. Wade,
who is at p.esent in command of the
Says Delay in Departure of Gen.
Miles Was Kot His Fault.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— Concerning
the naval convoys of Gen. Miles' expe-
I dition from Cuba to Porto Rico, the
navy department today made public
the following statement:
"Admiral Sampson telegraphs this
afternoon to the secretary of the navy
that there has been no delay in fur
nishing ample convoy to Gen. Miles.
A day or two ago the Cincinnati and
New Orleans were both placed at his
disposal. The Columbia and Yale, car
rying troops, are both powerfully arm
ed, says the admiral's telegram, and
this is an ample convoy for his expedi
tion and to effect his landing. The
Annapolis, Wasp and Leyden had
been ordered from Nipe, the Gloucester
also added and the three monitors or
dered from Key West. Under these
circumstances, there certainly has been
no lack of -naval assistance. If Gen.
Miles preferred to wait, the delay was
his own. However, in further answer
to his request, the Massachusetts and
Dixie were also added this morning,
and he has probably started."
This statement shows that Gen.
Miles will be backed In effecting his
landing on Porto Rican soil by a strong
squadron of the navy. In addition to
the vessels named In the statement, it
is officially admitted for the first time
that the powerful monitors Terror,
Amphitrite and Puritan, which have
been at Key West, are under orders
to proceed to Porto Rico to assist in
the reduction of the Spanish forces
Bombarded a Signal Tower, Doln^
MADRID, July 21.— A dispatch from
Havana says the American warships
near Manzanillo separated yesterday,
five proceeding to a point off Cape
Cruz, where they bombarded a signal
I tcwer, causing damage.
FRIDAY MORNING JULY 22, 1893.
PORTO RICO WILL BE KEPT I
STARS AND STRIPES ARE TO
FLOAT THERE FOREVER
Scinl-Ofltcial Announcement to That
Effect Made in Washington
Only Indemnity That In in Si K ht
Future of the Philippines and
Cnha Will Be Decided hy Events
— Campaign in Porto Rico.
Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe. )
Corcoran Building. \
WASHINGTON, July 21.— (Special.)—
Commodore Watson's departure for
Spanish waters Is one of the topics yet
under discussion here, but Porto Rico
absorbs Interest today. The Spanish
island Is to be taken and retained as ]
an American possession. That is what
is given out semi-offlcially at the na-1
tional capital as the latest morsel of
sensational war news. This informa
tion comes in such a way, and through
such a source, that there is considered
little doubt as to its correctness. It is
now said that it has been the govern
ment's intention from the outset. There
is thought to be little if any probabil
ity of Spain being in a position to pay
the expenses of the war that is now be
ing waged, and if she cannot pay now
it is argued that she will never get to
gether a sufficient sum to reimburse
the United States government for its
outlay In bringing about the independ
ence of the Philippines and Cuba and
the releasing of thousands of human
beings from conditions worse than slav
FUTURE OF CUBA.
The future of Cuba will depend large
ly upon the ability of the Cuban peo
ple to govern themselves. The present
is not regarded as a fair test of their
capacity in that direction, and they
will, it is said, be given ample oppor
tunity to show what sort of material
they are made of after the United
States has established a regime based
upon humane lines and the betterment
of the conditions of all the people on
the island. That the Americans will
continue to control Cuba for an in
definite period is now generally recog
nized. Just how long that term will be
will depend largely upon the Cubans
CONTROL OF PHILIPPINES.
The control of the Philippines, it is
said here in well-posted circles, will
be governed largely by future events.
It is not believed that the United States
government is over anxious to retain
the Philippines. It will certainly have
something to say about their future,
and may retain a coaling station there, |
but there seems to be a growing belief
that the Philippines, as a permanent
possession, would not be as desirable
as was at first thought. As to the
Lvadrones — well, it is said that those
Islands would make an excellent coal
ing station, and that for that reason
they may be retained by the American
It is known that the insurgents un
der Chief Aguinaldo are seeking an
nexation of the Philippines by the
United States. They want no more of
Spanish misrule, and seem to have ar
rived at the conclusion that the best
form of government for them Is either
actual annexation by the United States
or something in the form of a protecto- )
rate. All the talk about disaffection
among the insurgents at Manila is re
garded here as mere fiction. It is said
that, when Admiral Dewey is ready to
occupy Manila, he will take the place,
and will be assisted by Aguinaldo.
PORTO RICAN CAMPAIGN.
There is every evidence that there
will be no repetition of the scenes en
acted before Santiago in the reduction
of Porto Rico. The government will
send a sufficient force of troops to over
whelm the enemy, and there will be a
much smaller casualty list after the
island has been taken than occurred
before Santiago. The government will
send Gen. Miles to Porto Rico with
the understanding that there he is to
remain for an indefinite period, and
he will take with him troops and sup
plies that will render Impossible a re
petition of the hardships endured by
American troops in the Cuban cam
GOVERNOR OP SANTIAGO.
Gen. Leonard Wood Said to Have
Succeeded Gen. Mclvihhln.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— The pub
lished report from Cuba that Gen.
Leonaid Wood, who went to the island
as colonel of the rough riders, has been
appointed as temporary governor of
Santiago, to succeed Gen. Chambers
McKibbin, cannot be CDnfirmed tonight
at either the White house or the war
department. Officials do not say the
report is Inaccurate, but simply that
they have no Information concerning
It is pointed out that by the terms
of the president's proclamation, Gen.
Shafter. as commander-in-chief of the
American forces in Cuba, is governor
bcth of the city of Santiago and the
province. He may delegate to some
officer of his command, of course, un
der his supervision, the dutks of gov
ernor of Santiago city, but he would
not necessarily inform the department
immediately of that fact.
Claims His Visit to Washington la
Personal and Professional.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— Gen. Stew
art L.. Woodford, who represented this
government at Madrid had an inter
view with the president this afternoon
that occupied over an hour. He will re
turn to New York tomorrow. Gen.
. Woodford made an express and spe
cific disclaimer of any political signifi
cance In his visit here at this time.
His visit, he said, was purely on per
sonal and professional business, In no
way connected with the war situation.
He was not called here, he said, nor
was there any truth In the reports com
menting on his visit as indicative of
an early peace movement. When
Minister Woodford set sail for Spain
very soon after his appointment, the;e
were several matter, of professional
detail here, coming up in his legal
work, that he had no time then to dis
pose of. These were left over until his
return here, and, s_.ve a hurried and
brief trip immediately after his recall,
he had not been in Washington since.
These and matters of a personal na
ture, It Is explained, have brought him
ever here on a two days' stay, and now
have been closed. Mr. Woodford's de
nial that his trip had any bearing on
the situation was positive and une
quivocal. He, however, declined to b»
quoted or to discuss any phase of the
situation. While here, however, there
is no doubt of his having given the
admlTiis'tration the benefit of his knowl
edge of Spanish affairs.
EFFECT OF PROJECTILES.
Ordnance Bureau Officials Anxious
to Scan Sampson's Report.
WASHINGTON, July 2L— The anx
iously awaited r.port of Admiral Samp
son on the naval fight with Cervera's
squadron is now on the way here on
the cruiser St. Paul, under Capt. Sigs
bee, which left Siboney the day before
yesterday. The trip to New York is
three or four days, so the report is due
to be In the hands of the government
next Saturday or Sunday.
After going over it the authorities
will make public liberal extracts on the
details of the engagement. This and
the supplemental reports of the fleet
officers are awaited with great Interest,
not only from the light they throw on
this memorable fight, but from the
technical lesson they will give on ex
plosives, projectiles, etc. Thus far not
a word has been received by the de
partment to show what kind of explo
sives did the most effective work. Capt.
O'Neal, of the ordnance bureau, Is par
ticularly interested in thi3 portion of
the report for the technical lessons lt
Will teach, and he has sent orders for
detailed reports on the effectiveness of
naval projectiles, Including the dyna
mite projectiles thrown at the shore.
The reports so far of the dynamite
projectiles Indicated that they had done
ftarful damage, but the examinations
since, of the fortifications, do not show
any appreciable damage. The techni
cal report will show just what results
can be obtained from tha projectiles in
use in the navy, some of them being
in the experimental stage.
ARE NOW ON THE WAY.
Gen. Wilson's Command Gone to
Join Gen. Miles.
CHARLESTON, S. C, July 21.— The
expedition which started for Porto
Rico from here Wednesday evening
finally got to sea today. The Grand
Duchess and the No. 30, with Gen. Wil
son and the Second and Third Wiscon
sin regiments, spent the night off Sum
ter. At 8 o'clock this morning tugs
took them out through the jetties. It
was not until 8 o'clock tonight that
they were followed by the No. 21, car
rying the Sixteenth Pennsylvania and
two companies of the Sixth Illinois.
The work of loading the last-mentioned
vessel went busily forward all day.
Some trouble was experienced in get
ting the 1,000 mules that were to go on
ship aboard, but otherwise the work
was done rapidly and without the least
accident. The men of the Sixteenth
were most enthusiastic over the chance
of shortly seeing active service in
Porto Rico, and they were given en
thusiastic cheers by thousands of peo
ple who were assembled to see them
off. : '
SUSPECTS SET FREE.
Passengers Fre'm the Seneca Land,
ed nt the Battery.
NEW YORK, July 21.— Dr. Doty be
came convinced today, that his first
diagnosis of the cases of fever which
came into port on the Seneca was a
correct one, and nothing worse than
malarial fever existed. He, therefore,
today began the discharge of some of
those sent to Hoffman island.
Dr. Doty tonight transferred the fol
lowing passengers of the transport
Seneca from Hoffman island to the
Liberty landing at the battery, near
the barge office, arriving at 8 o'clock:
Mrs. Sylvester Scovel.
Gen. Envers Pasha, envoy militaire,
Lieut. S. Aklyama, Japanese navy.
Capt. Lieut. Yon Rebeur, Imperial
V. E. Anderson, commander royal
Capt. Abildgard, military attache
to the legation of Sweden and Nor
Col. Yermoloff, military attache to
the imperial Russian embassy, and
GARCIA IS ALIVE<
Now Rnmor Has It He Has Deserted
NEW YORK, July 21— A Santiago
special, dated July 20, says that Gen.
Garcia has written a letter to Gen.
Shafter declaring that he is disgusted
at his treatment at the hands of the
Americans, and will theiefere wit. d: aw
his forces to the hills.
Among the things of which Gen.
Garcia complains is the failure of th.3
American commander to officially noti
fy him of the surrender of the Spanish
foro£3 under Gen. Toral, and he is also
incensed at the alleged fact that he
was not invited to be present at the
ceremony attending the formal capitu
lation of Santiago.
Another grievance is the retention of
Spanish civil authorities In the ad
ministration of their functions in San
For these reasons, Garcia declares, h.
will no longer co-operate with the
a Will Cervera Become an American ? I
I ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 21.— A well defined
|| rumor, which cannot, however, be traced to an au
-1 thoritative source, was on everybody's lips here today M
§j to the effect that Admiral Cervera had expressed a *
c determination not to return to his native country at
g the close of hostilities between the United States and H
g Spain. It is said the admiral has decided to take up **
v his residence in Boston, whither he will repair with
§ his son, Lieutenant Cervera, who is also a prisoner, k '
§| as soon as peace is declared. *
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forces under Gen. Shafter's command,
but will act Independently, as he did
before the American troops landed in
Ships to Be Converted.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— Tha Buffalo, lats
the Nlctheroy, purchased from the Bazl'lai
government, sailed today fr,-f_ Newport N;wj
in company with the Rainbow for New Yo. k.
There the Buffalo is to be turned Into an
efficient cruiser while tho Ra.u.ow Will be
made a refrigerating ship,
CUBAN LEADERS SATISFIED
RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS OF
AMERICANS IN CUBA
President o_ the Culinn Junta Dis
credits Stories of Reported Fric
tion Between Cuban Soldiers and
Americans at Santiago Believes
Garcla's Regulars Will Work as
Loyally as United States Soldiers.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— Gen. Pal- j
ma, president of the Cuban junta, is
in the city. He does not credit the
stories about the reported friction be
tween Cuban soldiers and the Ameri
"I think," he said, "all Cubans recog
nize the nice work of the United States
in helping the Cubans to attain their
independence. I cannot think any
regular soldiers of the Cuban arm:/
have refused to help build roads, dig
trenches, etc. I don't know what some
cf the few scattered soldiers may have
done, but it is not reasonable to sup
pose that any of the regulars under
Garcia have declined to perform such
I WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. a
I Gen. Miles has sailed for Porto Rico. a
■ Admiral Dewey may bombard Manila the present (
| week. c
1 United States will retain Porto Rico. §
f§ 'Filipinos seek protection of America. f|
B Second expedition of American troop 3 arrives at j§
1 Manila. g
■ _?t/6a/7 Ge/7. Palma discredits story of the death of g
■ Gen. Garcia. |
■ Commodore Watson's departure for Spanish waters g
8 delayed by use of warships in convoying the Porto Rico jj
All celebrations of the queen regent's birthday sup- X
pressed because of Spain 's misfortunes. *
~ Rumored that Admiral Ceruera will become an Ameri- E
g can citizen.
I Twelve thousand American troops now on the way to "
| Porto Rico.
M.U...5--Z .s s
service. Gen. Garcia, from the begin
ning, said he was ready to do all that
was necessary to aid the Americans,
and his soldiers have for years been
doing just such work as you refer to.
They have grown accustomed to it."
"What do you estimate as the num
ber of Cuban soldiers under arms in
Cuba at the present time?" was asked.
"I think we have about 55,000 Cuban
soldiers under arms in Cuba now,"
said Gen. Palma. "There are probably
about 4,000 or 5,000 soldiers with Garcia,
and the balance of them are scattered
all over Cuba. It must be remembered
that we have possession of a good I
many towns, and there must be guard
maintained over them by our Cuban j
army. All through the provinces there |
are needs for the protection which is 'j
offered by these soldiers. Must of our
cavalry is in Puerto Principe."
Gen. Palma does not credit the re
ports regarding the death of Gen. Gar
cia. He said he had a letter from Gar
cia a few days ago and believes he is
still alive. __
POWER OP A SHELL.
Government Gains an Idea of It
From Damage Done the Indiana.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— The _avy
department has obtained a very strik
ing conception of the tremendous pow
er of a shell bursting within the in
cisure of a battleship, from a report
which has just been received at. the
department from Capt. Taylor, of the
Indiana. Aside from the actual burst
ing energy of the shell, described by
Capt. Taylor, it is perceived from this
report that danger was experienced
from fire, owing to the fact that the
Indiana is not, like some battleships of
later construction, fitted with fire-proof
-wood throughout. It is safe to assume
that this report, taken in connection
with the destruction of the Spanish
vessels in a large part by fire, off San
tiago, will lead the navy department
to redouble instead of relax its efforts
to protect the American warships from
fire by all known scientific means.
Capt. Taylor's report reads as follows:
"United Stales Battleship Indiana, off San
tiago, July 6, 1898.
"About 12, midnight, last night, the ship
1 was struck by a shell, apparently from an B
inch mortar, which pierced thi deck— he fl sh
plate between beams 76 and 77— four inches
from the starboard rail. The shell exploded
in compartment B 100, Just forward of the
cabin door, fragments piercing the water
pipe bulkhead In two places near the stir
board cabin door. Large fragments pierced
the water-tight berth deck in two places, en
tering the paymaster's stateroom. Large
fragments also pierced and completely wrick
ed the watertight hatch plate leading to the
orlop dock. The rooms In the vicinity on
both sidos were badly wrecked, considerable
damage being done to the furniture and cor
rugated ' bulkheads, the bookcase being
knocked over and many books Injured. A
leak started in the fire main by a small frag
ment, and the whole compartment was sd
fllkd with smoke that It necessitated taking
up the battle hatches on the main deck.
Only a few Bparks of fire were observed,
which were quickly put out, as a stream of
water was played Into the compartment im
mediately after the shell struck."
Capt. Taylor ends with the statement
that no one was injured, and that his
ship was in perfect condition for bat
Newspaper Men on Seneca.
i NEW YORK, July 21.— The following Is a
complete list of newspaper corr spondenta
1 who came here by the steamer Seneca «ad
PRrCB TWO CENTS— |»»/rat„.
are detained at Hoffman Island: Chailes E.
Hands, London Dally Mall; James O'Donncll
Bennett, Chicago Journal; Morton Smith, At
lanta Journal; Harris Hancock, Co!d»n Hfure;
Kenneth G. Bella rs, St. Louis Chronic c John
Ewan, Toronto Globe; James Langland, Dally
News, Chicago; J. E. Chamberlain, Tran
script, Boston; G. B*. Harris, Chicago Record;
H. L. Reach, Associated Press.
Inspection of Wrecked Spanish
Ships In Manila Day.
NEW YORK, July 21.— A correspond
ent, writing from Cavite, Manila, July
12, relates the result of an inspection
of the hulls of the Spanish warships :
sunk in Manila by the squadron of Ad
miral Dewey. The cruiser Reina Chris
tina shows the most complete destruc- ]
tion. The course of the Olympia's
eight-inch shell Is clearly traced by a
line of ruin extending from her stern
to her waist. All her woodwork is to
tally destroyed. There are very few
large shot holes through her hull, the
principal ones being from a six-Inch
shell amidship, and from four-inch |
shells. Charred human remains were
seen In several places. A large heap
of remains near where the ladder stood
shows that a rush to escape was made
by the engineer force. All were lost,
as the hatches to engine and fire rooms
were closed. The cruiser Castillo was
less burned, but was terribly wrecked.
There are plain traces where six big
shells tore immense holes in her wooden
hull. When the fire started, the
weight of the guns caved the hull in
ward. The warship is now a mass of
twisted Iron and charred beams, a very
bad wreck, resembling that of the
Maine in appearance. Everything aft
from the engines was shattered. Three I
large shells entered amidship.
The number of deaths was not so
large as on the Reina Christina. The
Don Antonio de Ullna did not burn.
She sank quickly, riddled with shells
of all sizes. The greatest havoc was
done by the six-Inch shells.
A number of dead bodies all huddled
together near the ladder leading to the
superstructure shows that the men
were killed by a shell as they were
attempting to lift the treasure chest
to the superstructure and save it
FOUR WOMEN DROWNED
FATAL OUTCOME OF A SWIMMING
PARTY AT MORTON
Two of the Victims Cnaght in n
Whirlpool in the Minnesota Riv
er, and the Other Two Gave Their
Lives Also In an Attempt at Res
cue Trajfeilj- Unique in Its
Pathetic and Heroic Features.
REDWOOD FADES, Minn., July 21.
— (Special.) — A swimming party in the
Minnesota river at Morton, Renville
county, this afternoon, resulted in a
quadruple drowning, the victims all
being young women between the ages
of nineteen and twenty-one. Those
The Misses Galle were sisters, the
daughters of Daniel Galle, of Morton.
Miss Reiz was a visitor at the place
where the tragedy occurred.
The affair In spite of its sadness Is
not without its heroic side. Two of
the girls ventured too near a dangerous
part of the river and before they
realized their peril were caught in the
whirlpool. Their cries attracted the
other two, and though the danger must
have been appreciated, there was no
hesitation. They started to the rescue.
Their efforts, however, were in vain,
and after a struggle to save the two
who were first imperiled the strength
of all became exhausted and all four
were drawn under by the treacherous
An early alarm was given and hun
dreds of people crowded to the banks
of the river. It was too late to at
tempt a work of rescue, but there were
eager volunteers in the search for the
bodies. In about half an hour all four
had been recovered and despairing ef
forts were made to restore life, but to
In its pathetic, its tragic and its
heroic features the drowning is unique,
though the Minnesota river at various
limes has claimed many victims.
It Was Fonnd 'Hint a Verhul Parole
WASHINGTON, July 21.— The navy
department has rescinded the order
compelling commanding officers of the
Spanish fleet destroyed off Santiago
to give a written parole or suffer con
finement on the prison ship Santee, at
Annapolis. Admiral Cervera was per
mitted to give a verbal parole, and
Capt. Eulate, of the Vlzoaya, demand
ed the same privilege. He declined to
sign the written parole, and was there
fore ordered on board the Santee.
In looking up precedents, the navy
department has found that captive
commanding officers of warships are
required to give a verbal parole only,
and Capt. Eulate was therefore re
leased. The v.-ritten paroles of all the
other officers of the Spanish navy at
Annapolis were received at the navy
department today. In each case the
officer had written on the form that he
accepted the parole "as the admiral
Un ■ ii
MAY BOMBARD MANILA BEFOrA
CLOSE CF THE MEEK
AWAITING ARRIVAL OF THOGPtf
TO TAKE POSSESSION
BELIEVED SPANIARDS V » ; L |J
PROMPTLY StRIiENDEU ,/
They Have Heard of the Defeat ok
Admiral Cervera'. Fleet, aud ArJ
Greatly Depressed Thereby —J
Abandoned Hoi.c of Relief Kr-J
Camarn, Whom TUey Exyeeted td
Arrive at Manila Jane I« P>,;J
Ipplne* Will Never Retnrn "J
Spanish Rnle Is Mm, Openly A.J
■erted In Europe.
MANILA, July 18 (via Hong Eon*
July 21).-Unless the Spaniards'- -
render lr. the meantime. Admir.l D
ey will bombard the fortifications o_
Manila by the end of this week pro
vided the troops are ready to take pos
The first detachment is already in
the field at Paranaque, two miles from
The Spaniards are reported to be
buoyed up by the hope that the Cadia
fleet, due here on July 16, would ar
rive here soon, but the news of th^ d -
struction of Admiral Cervera's squad
ron, brought yesterday, by the Jap
ese cruiser Nanawa, may 'lead them to
The insurgents are constantly har
assing the Spaniards on both sides ot
the city, but they are che -ked by *
big guns of the Malite and Santa Mlaa
The second detachment of the Unil |
States military force arrived in ex, -
lent condition, though four died on the
A Spanish steamer, the Vosol, having
on board a native crew from the . -
ayes islands, southerners, is now in the
hands of the insurgents. The crew
volted, killed the. Spanish officers, and
reached Tayabao, in the southern • art
of the island of Luzon, but there
quarreled with Tagalon Insurgents, an I
returned to Iloilo, which is looked v on
as indicating that the Vi.ayes are
willing to join the Tagalons. In any
case, it is considered certain that the
Philippine islands will never be amal
gamated, and that they will never re
turn to Spanish rule. Therefore, the
only alternative, in the opinion of the
best-informed people here, is foreign
rule, American or British.
AGUINALDO 3 CABINET.
HONG KONG, July 21.— Letters re
ceived here from Cavite, dated Jul.
say that American transports have
hoisted the American flag on an island,
supposed to be Watts' island.
Gen. Aguinaldo has organized the
Philippine cabinet at Bacoor, with the
President of Council— Gen. Aguinaldo.
Secretary of War— Baldimero Aguinalco
nephew of Gen. Aguinaldo.
Secretary of the Interior— Leander Lbar.'a
Secretary of State— ilaraino Trias.
A Cavite letter, dated July 17, says
that Gen. Anderson has quartered the
California battalion at Paranaque, sev
eral miles from Manila. The blockade
is effective, and mails are not allowed
to enter Manila except by warship.
AGUINALDO IS ANXIOUS.
LONDON, Juiy 22.— The Hong Kong
correspondent of the Dally Mail says:
"Gen. Aguinaldo's cabinet took tha
oath of office at Bacoor on Sunday in
the presence of 5,000 natives. A fire
works display followed. Aguinaldo is
restless under American restraint and
wants to capture Manila. United
States Consul Williams, who is at Ca
vite, has written to United States Con
sul Wildman here, strongly urging hi.-n
to come to Cavite and reason with
Gen. Aguinaldo.with whum he has great
influence. Mr. Wildman starts at the
end of the week."
ARRIVAL OF TROOPS.
Report From Hoiik Kong Verified
by Admiral Dewey.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 21.— A gp -
clal, dated Hong Kong. July 20, sayi
the second fleet of troops from the
United States has reached Mania. The
China arrived on the afternoon of Ju y
16, and the Zeaiandia. Colon and £fc :i
--ator on the morning of thd 17th. Four
deaths occurred during the voyage —
Lieut. Lazelie ar.d Private Maii.lo*. ,>£
the Eighteenth infant y; Sergeant Ged
des, of the First Nebraska, and Private
Wlseband, of the First Ootorad >.
Otherwise all are very well.
WASHINGTON, July 21.— The navy
department t_d_ afternoon published
"Cavite, July 15, via Hong Kong, July 20.
— Situation unchanged. Second army d.- w :i
--mont arrived today. All woll on boar.l Dm
health of the squadron continues good; no
sickness whatever. — "I><
Filipinos Look for Support Front
the I'nlted StnteN.
NEW YORK. July 21.— A _j
from Hong Kong says: Gen. Agmln
leader of the Philippine lnsin
fighting for annexation to th Ui
States. The Cortes and Baaa faxn
and other families of Influence on
island, have been giving money i".
to buy armis for the insurgents on as
surances from the United States
sul here, Mr. Wild-Ban, tl at th y COO J
trust to the American spirit of Ju_
TROOPS FOR MAMI..V.
Four Thousand More Are to Be I!or
SAN FRANCISCO, July 21.— The
United States ship Arizona, the gov
ernment's latest acquisition as a trans
port, arrived from Tacoma today. She
carries 250 first-class passengers, 1,2">0
second-class, and 3,000 tons of freight.
A detachment of guards from the Fif
ty-firstt lowa volunteers has been sent
on board the Arizona. She will he
fitted out at once, as also will be the
transport Scandia. On the Rio, which
sails Saturday, fifty officers, 846 enlist
ed men, and ten civilians— a total of SO6