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7 1.VJL 1LKJ JLL o VOL. XV, ST. HELENS, ODEUOV, FIIIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1898. NO. 34. DOINGS OF THE WEEK . What Has Happened In the Civilized World. G1VKN IN THI5 PRESS DISPATCHES CnmplnU Review of she News of the ran Kovan V,yt In This and. Alt Foralgn LauiU. ' "'''. On Wednosday Ueneral Uroolte land. d 8,000 men at Arroyo, 00 mile eant of Ponce, Porto Klco. Prom there he can strike the military road leading to San J nana to Cayoy.beyond Aihonito. This will compel tho Spanish com. tnander, Uenoral Otega, to abandon Ms stronghold, or be caught between two Ores. Mayor Van Wyok of Now Vork, made a rooord as a beach hero. He rescued three young women from death In the waves at Preeport, L. I. Una had gone beyond bur depth, and the utliern, In attempting her rescue, also wont down, when tho mayor dashed In and brought all three ashore uncon scious. " ' "' ":.:.' -v.'. ; -v , Colonel Theodore Roosevelt hat sent an urgent appeal to Ueueral Shatter to reoinvn our troops from the fever districts of Cuba. He says: "To keep us here, in the opinion of every officer commanding a division or brig ade, will limply involve the destruc tion of thousands. There is no possible reason for not shipping practically the entire command North at once." ' A oabtugram to the Boston Journal from Ponoe, Porto Itico, says, A tre mendous sensation has occurred in the Sixth Massachusetta. The friction be tween tho line offlcera and the officers of the biigado, which has been grow ing ever since the command left Cuba, reached a climax Monday, when Col onel Woodward, Lieutenant-Colonel Chafln, Major Taylor, Chaplain Dousseault and Captain Uoodull, com pany K, resigned their " commissions. The exact reason which prompted them to take this action is not at pieuout known. The matter bus been fully roportod to General Miles, and a rigid Investigation ordered Aspocial to the Tribune from Wash ington dated Wednesday says: Spain has practically agreed to the terms ol peace without unking for their material modification. The hour spent by Aire bassador Cambou at tlie White House this afternoon not only removed all doubt on thii point, but sufficiently Indicated that a formal conclusion of the negotiations would be secured more promptly than had been expooted by even the most sanguine. The charac ter of the inquiries regarding certain details demonstrated that Spain In all Incerity was ready to end the war, the Sooner the better, but apparently could Dot resist touiorissii)g for a few dayi for the sake of avoiding an appearance Of too great precipitancy in surrender ing, and at the suno time taking advantage of the opportunity to gain a few trivial concessions which would be popular with Spaniards generally. . The pope has asked tho war and navy department to protect the Catholics Iq Cavite. Massaore by Agulnaldo and his forcoi la feared, A strike Involving over 9,000 mom. ben of the Federated Wile Trades has occurred at Cleveland, O. The cause Is an alleged out of about 60 per oont In wages, .. It il reported that George N. Cur on, parliamentary secretary of foreign office, has accepted tho office of viceroy ot India, In luccession to the Earl of Klgin. The village of Medina, Spain, has been wrecked by a oyclone, which kill ed many persona. Sovoral houses at ilornillos have been engulfed by floods and a number ot people have perished. Assistant Secretary Howell bus made pnbllo the following statement in re gard to the rocuipts and disbursements ot the government during the luat fis cal vear: Receipts, Including Pacific railroad itoma, f405,821,885s expedi. tures, Including Paoiflo railroad, 4J8, 808,682; duQoit, 38,047,817. Reporta from Madrid by way of Lon don, stating that Spain had determined upon an answer to the domands of the United Statea, had the effect of arous ing the most lively interest In all offic ial quarter Tuesday. Whilo the re ports are accepted as showing the un doubted tondency of the Spanish gov ernment toward peace, and ai likely to be borne out in the near future by the formal response of Madrid, yet it oun bostatod posltivefy thatso far the Unit ed Btatef has received no answer from Spain, nor has the French einbaasy re oeived an answer which will be commu nioated to the authorities hero. It is apparent from this that the answer could not have been sent from Madrid on Monday, as stated In some ol the : fnrelun reports. The misapprehension doubtless arises from tho fact that the Madrid oabinet. aftor receiving the American terms, doslred more Inform . tion npon some of tho points involved, This led to a communication to M Cambon. It was not intended as a re sponse to the American terms, and was In no sense conclusive upon the subjeot mattter of the negotiations. ' Minor Mews Items. . It la said that by a brave dusb at ot itiol moment the negro troops, aeyed the rouirh riders from extorni"Vion it Santiago. rifflr-lal adviooa In Washlnton from Santiago place the ontlro a umber of cases of yellow fever in our Army there at 800 or less. : - It is believed In San Fm:ico that the monitor Monterey wlltopaiid tnko Muiaeaalnn of the Carols laiuuus eu LATER NEWS. Ipeln Aeonpla All tlm AtnerUtan Condi tion of i'mfle, Madrid, Aug. O.Tho cabinet conn oil terminated after having completed ind approved tlio reply to tli United Htato, which, it la null, accepts the Aniorlucn conditions, The government Is fully Convinced Dint the nolo will be "atisfuntory to the Washington govern- merit, and that a RtiHjicnniina of liostill- lies wlli bo hk immediate consequence. Honor Sagasta, tlie premier, at. noon concluded his conference with the queen regent. Ilor majesty approves the (ten-, sral Unci of the reply of Spain to America's peace terms, whioh Sonor Saitiista oxp'aineil to her. From a well-informed source It Ib learned that whilo the answer .does not discuss, the four bases which the United Slates nuikes an essential preliminary to peaoo and which 8 pa in accepts with out reservation, it points out that in order to avoid the definitive negotia tions being In any way complicated by incident! of the war, it is expedient to agree beforehand to suspension ot hos tilities. It la reported ,tliat Duke Almodovar' du Rio, the minister of foreign affairs, and Mgr. Marry del Val, Spanish am bassador to the Vatican, will be select- ; ed to represent Spain In the neegotia tions. . . ' . The newspapers make no comments on the situation, owing to the strictness of the censorship. ' . ; Three were killed and n timber of mail olerks severely injured at Canton, Junction, Muss., Monday, by the x prem mail special, from New York to Boston, jumping the track. The Hawaiian commissioners, Sena tors Culloiu and Moigau and Repre anntative Illtt, have arrived in San Frauoisco and will take paexage fur Honolulu on the Mariposa. - "" Ex-Mayoi Butro, of Bun Franoslco, died Monday. Ho was tho largest in dividual property owner in the buy olty. Ho superintended the construc tion of the Sulio canal at Virginia City, Nev. . .:., - - Blanco comes off bis high horse He realizes that be must soon leave Cuba. He pardons all Cuban political prisoners and assures the Spanish sol diers that thoy will begiven safe trans port to their mother coutry. A WaHhington special to tho Herald says: In connection wuh the probable selection of Secretary Day as one of the poaoa comuilHeionem, it Is stated that he will at an early date ictiiafrom tlm office of seoiotury ol slate, hirI, after concluding his lubors us a member of the commission, resume the practice of law at Canton. Although this is the first public announcement that Day in tends to retire from publio life, it lias' long been known to his intimate friends that when he accepted tho portfolio he did so with the understanding that he would resign Immediately after ponce was restored bewteen Spain and the United Stats. The government will mako an im mediate attempt to raise the Cristobal Colon. The Italian government intends to proiose the construction of six armoied cruisers. " The transports Arizona and Soandin will, when they reach Manila, be con verted into Boating hospitals. ' President M cKinley has decided to assert our rights lu the Pacific by es tablishing coaling station at Samoa. The next troops for Manila may go by way of the Sue canal. A acaicity of tarbsporta on the Paoifio ooast is the cause. Agqlnaldo has sent a message to Consul-Gcnoral Wildinan, saying the United States should declare its inten tions before asking the insurgents to state theirs. . General Shatter has received orders to move his entire army North, This will apply not only to the sick, but to the well, aa it is thought that the hard ships through whioh the men have gone must have taxed the vitality of even tho strongest Well-founded rumora are in circula tion that a concerted attempt win be mado next month by a fleet of Cana dinn sealera to raid the rookeries on tho islands of 8t. Paul and Bt. George, There la but one government vessel, the guuboat Wheeling, to guard Behrlng sea against pelagio sealers. There Is irreat uneasiness onal' aides says a JUmilon aispawin, in regaru iu the Chinese situation, wblob is re. garded as bringing an open conflict be tween Ureat Jtiritain anu kubsui wmim measurable distance, and it is univors allv folt that tho Marquis of Salisbury, In yielding to Kusstan aggressiveness, rosnons ble for A dangerous coropuca tion whioh can only be overcome by a prompt and moat rhrn intimation tlial Dn.nla's onen onuosition to British nommerolul concessions must oenee. Id this connection a story is current that the Priucose of Waloa' burned da nartnra from England was in responae to a dispatch from her sister, the dow- agor empress 01 Bubsib, oenring upon Anoln.KnHslan relations. It is well known that the dowager empress Is trnnnnnslv working to oonoludo a do- finite -understanding regarding Anglo- Riuwinn interests in the Jfar fcuBt, and it la said that great Importance attnehes to the meeting of the sisters at Copenhagen. Word has been received at San Fran cisco that on the day the hews of an nexatlon was received at Honolulu an expedition, authorieed by the Hawaiian republic started on a 1,700 mile voyage to annex two islands to tho Hawaiian Th Islands in Question are . nA Mnrall. about 100 miles apart, The Hawaiian Hag has never been raised over these Islands and Senator G. N. Wilcox was senton the steamer Wlndale formally to annex them to the Republic ot Uawa't ,: -i i - ; CAPTURE OF GUAM Lieutenant Brauners reuther Tells His Experiences. FEARED SPANISH TREACHERY By Frumps Aotfoa H Prevented Any Uliderliunrt.d Work on Fat-t ot the OoTi-nor-inl.h ITIoi..r Frotnatod and riadd Wheeling, W. Vs., Aug. 9. The first details at -flrt hands of the Ladrone Islands reached Wheeling today in a letter to Hon. Augustus Pollack, from the naval officer who figured In the leading role of the exploit, Lieutenant William Braunersreuther, executive offloer of the crniser Charleston. The letter follows: . i "Unltod States Cruisers Charleston, at sea and 1,000 miles from Manila June -21. We have just carried out our orders to capture the Spanish au thorities at the capital of the Ladrone Islands, Auttna.- 1 was selected by tbe captain to undertake this job and given 60 men to land with as a starter, l went ashore to have a talk with the governor about affairs, and the result was that I did not lose even single man. The matter wai all settled In one day, and we are carrying with ns 64 soldiers (Spanish) and six officers, i I had the whole matter to handle and did it np quickly. The captain'a Instructions were to await a halt hour for an answer to bis ultimatum, then nae my troopa. I waited, and in just 28 minutes the governor handed me his aealod reply, addressed; to the cap tain of my ship out i" the harbor, abuot four or Ave .miles' off, .-.I knew this waa sealed with tbe sole object of gain ing time, and hence I broke the teal, read the contents, tlie governor protest ing and saying that was a letter for my captain. I replied: r- --r t 'I represent blm here. You ate now my prisoners, senors, anu win have to come on board ship with me.' 'They protested and pleaded, and finally the governor said: . " "You oame on shoro to talk over matters and yon make m prisonon in stead.' - . . I replied: 'I oame , on shore to hand you a letter and get yonr roply. In this reply, now in my nanus, yon agree to surrender all under your juris diction. If this means anything at all, it means that you will accede to any demand I may deem proper to make. You will at once write an order to your military man at Agana, the capital (this place waa five miles diBtant), di recting him to deliver Here at tnu place at 4 P. M. (it was then 10:80 A. M. June 21), all arms and ammunition nd all Spanish flags on the Island. Each soldier ia to bring nil own rifle and ammunition, and all tbe soldier!,; native and Spanish, with their offlcdra, tnust 'Witness this. . t ' V"-' : "They protested and demurred, say ing there was not enough to do it; bnt I laid: 'Senors, it 'must be done.' "Tlie letter was written, read by me and sent. I took all the offloen on board with tne in a boat, and at 4 V. M. went ashore again and rounded in the whole outfit I Vaa three milei away from my troops, and had only four men with me. At r. ra.. wnen I disarmed 108 men and two offloers, I had 40 men and three officers with me. The keynote to tbe whole bus! hobs was my breaking tbe seal ot that letter and acting at once. They had no time to delay or prepare any treacherous trick!, and I got the drop on tne wnoie ouiui, aa thoy say out West. The native troopa I released ana allowed to retort iu their homes un restricted. They mantrested great joy in being relieved from Spanish rule. While it was harsh, it was ar, and in connection with the Spanish treaohory, It waa all that could be done. Xwenty- fnnr honrs vos. I believe even four hours with a leadorsbip of the gov ernor, who waa a lieutenant-colonel in the Spanish army, would nave given them a chance to hide along the road at Agana and at intervals in the dense tropical foliage they could have almost annihilated any roroe we couiu imiu. The approaohei to the landing, over aliallnw coral roefa. would have made a landing without terrible loss of life almoHt an impossibility. "We have increased oy conquest im copulation of the United Statea By nearlv 13.000 people. Tha capita hni tion of 6.000 people. Thii harbor in which we are la beautiiui, bbrv of access, plenty of deep water, admitting of the presence of a large nunibor of vessels at thesume time, and tu.nn (ileal nlace for a coaling station. If our government decides to hold tlie Philippines, it would then come In so wll: Ran Francisco to Juonmuiu, mile:- Honolulu to tho Island of Guam, 8,800, and thenoe to Manna, i,uuv miles. With a chain of supply sta tions like this, we could aond troops the whole year around if necessary, and any vessel with a steaming capacity of 8600 miles could reach baseot supplies, "The details I, have soaiooly touched upon, but had the officials and soldier! jroamed for one minute that they were to be torn from their homos there would, I feel Bnre, have been another story to toll, and I am convinced this letter would never have been written. ; "Tbe captain, in extending to me his congratulations, remarked! " 'Brautiersieuther, you'll nevei, as long as you live, bve another expert, enue such as this. I congratulate you upon your work,' CLOUDS OF WAR. ISngiand and RmIa Frt,ar for Tronhla British Mavjr on tha Alort. London, Aug. 0. -That extreme dip lomatic tension exists between Ht. Pet ersburg and Loudon is generally admit ted today, though officials deprecate the alarmists' reports which were cur rent yesterday. It Is hoped that the firmer stand adopted by tbe Marquis of Salisbury during the last fow days, which seems to already created some misgiving at Petersburg, will have the desired affect in arresting Russian ag gressiveness. As evidence of tbe fact that' Great Britain appreciates tho gravity of the situation, the press learns that tbe admiralty is preparing for all emergencies, and tbat it will soon be ready to mobilize. Every officer and man on furlough or half pay has been assigned to a ship and Instructed to be in readiness to join at the earliest moment. ' Therefore, praotlcally every ship in the British navy at the present moment ba a full war complement ready to go to sea when the time, arrives. According to Paris advices Admiral Bedoliiere, com manding tlie French Cbina squadron, has cabled a demand for reinforcements, and a large credit to be applied to erect ing fortifications. There is suspicion here that tbe action of tbe French ad miral means support of Russian designs FOR SAN JUAN Mll" Army Begins Ita Adraooa All Coluiiitia Move north, J. , Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. B. A gen eral advance of the American force began this morning. The remainder of General Ernst's brigade, consisting of the advance center, constitued by two batteries, moved out at 6 o'clock, and a part of tho Eleventh infantry, of Gen eral Henry's division, started to the left, toward Adjuntss. 'j Troon A, of New York, the Phila delphia city troop, and troop H, of the Sixth regulars, are conveying Oeneral Brooke's transportation column along the coast through Salinas toAiroyo. Wire Communication with General Brooke on the right haa not yet been established. - Colonel Tice, of General Milos' staff, will probably be assigned to the com mand ot tbe Sixth MaesacJmselts. Ponoe, Porto Rico, Aug. 9. Gen eral Wilson bas moved tbe headquart ers of his division from Ponce, a to Juuna Dius. General Hchwan, with tbe Eleventh regiment infantry and two batteries. moved today through Yauco, toward Mayaguez. -v: ; General Brooke ia moving north from GuayainA with 10,000 men . ' Salaad av Cuatom-lloiiaa. ' Madrid, Aog. D.An official dis patch from Porto Rico says the Ameri. cana yesterday seized the oustom-bouee In tlie village of Fajardo, winch place was without a garrison. - An American column, tbe dispatch also says, supported by artillery, ad vanced on Guayama. Tbe Spaniards made a brave defense, but were forced to -withdraw to Altnras. Seventeen of the Spanish were killed. ON THE BLOCKADE. On Spanish Sloop Sunk Anothor On ( Captured. Key West, Fla., Aug. . The tug Hudson, which has been with the Un cas on the north ooast of blockade, sank a little Spanish sloop a few nights ago and captured another one off Car denas yesterday. Tbe Spanish sloop was the Christina and was loaded with fish, a quantity of which was served np for breakfast to the Hudson's men, who bed been out a month and had little left In the way ot provisions. Three Spaniards who were on the Christina put off in their tender when they saw the Had eon approaching And gained a kev lust off shore. The oon verted yacht Oneida also came from the blockade today. She reports that Friday a body of Spanish infantry fired about 80 rifle shots at her from a point on the beach several miles west of Morro castle. The gunboat did not return th fire. " ' , ;. . EMBARKING THE 1MMUNES. Third and Fifth Boglmonta Arrive at Savannah. , Savannah, Ga., Aug. 8. The Third and Fifth regiments of United States volunteers arrived here today and are In camp awaiting transports to take them to Santiago. The Third regiment arrived this morning from Macon, and the Fifth tonight from Columbus, Miss. Tho transport Rio Grande arrived to night and ia loading the baggage of the Fifth regiment, two battalions of which will go on board tomorrow and will sail at noon. The Leona is expected in the morn ing. The Minnewaska is delayed through an accident to her maohinery and is not expected before Tuesday. She will carry the Third regiment, com manded by Colonel Patriok Ray. All of the officers and men are anx ious to get away. There is no lack ot enthusiasm among them, and the ap peals that havS been made to the war department to save them from Santi ago, the men of both reglmonts say, are without authority and misre present them by discrediting their valor. -, - " Want Through a Brldga. Utioa, N. Y., Aug. 9. Tonight two cars on the Belt line trolley road went, through Bradley's bridge near Whitesboro, and 17 passengers were precipitated In the Erie canal. Miss Mary Brady, of this olty, waa the only person killed. Several were injured. . London, Aug. 9. The Shanghai cor respondent of tbe Daily Mail says: Russia is now practioally In possession of tho New Cbwang, and "the open door" in North China is already shut IN OUR CONTROL Americans Hold the Eastern Part of Porto Rico. LIGHTHOUSES ARE RELIGHTED Marinas Landed Without Itoalataneo at Cap San Juan Troopahlpa Ar Scat. trad-Troopa Mat br a Deputatioa of Cltlaana at Capa San Juan. San Juan, Porto Rico, via D. W. 1., Aug 8. The Americans have taken peaceful possession of the eastern por tion of the island. Small parties of marines have been landed, who have lighted tbe lamps in the lighthouses at Cape San Juan and other lighthouses along the coast. They met with no resistance. Indeed, at Cape San Juan deputations of eiti- sens oame out to meet thorn. . The warships now in this vicinity are tbe Mongomery, Annapolis,' New Orleans, Puritan and Ampnitrite. Tbe two former are looking for tbe troop transports which left tbe United States, and have scattered all about tbe island. Tbe Annapolis rounded np the Whit-. ney, Florida end Haleign yesterday, and they are at Cape San Juan. There seems to have been a serious mistake as to the rendezvous, for no two ships got to the same place, and it will take several days to locate them and get them to Ponce, Where General Mile la awaiting them.- Off San Juan tbe cruiser rew Or leans alone maintains the ' blockade. The city is grim and silent, but back Of ber hollow walls there will be plen ty of determination and fight when the Americans open tire. Captain-General Macias has issued a proclamation, in the course of which he says:, "Spain bas not sued for peace, and I can drive off the American boats now, is I did Sampson's attempt before." : A daughter of tbe captain genoial ia helping to drill the gunners in the forts. Altogether there are 8,600 Spanish regulars in the city. ' The troops of the enemy wno are retreating . from Ponce and the other towns on the south coast occupied by the Americans have not yet arrived. American Aaaiated br Inanrgonta. Madrid. Aus. 8. An official dis patch from Porto Rioo says: - "Ameri- n cavalry, assisted by the insurgents, bave charge at uenata and vauejas, the lighthouse station at San Juan." Progress or Mlloa Army Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 8. Major General Miles is proceeding entirely without regard to peace negotiations, Krag-Jorgonsen8 are being issued. Tbe second and Third Wisconsin are mov ing up to the Sixteenth Pennsylvania today.' ' ' . . Colonel Hullnga has captmed 6,000 sacks of rice. Thus far the enemy bas not molested him. Major-General Brooke's landing at Arroyo was successful. Tbe troops f.nm tha Rmim&nt&n. four batteries of the Twenty-seventh Indiana, the First Missouri, the First fennsyivania and the Fifth Illinois, are disembark ing thnra. The Moriran troop ol the Fifth cavalry and the Mississippi ccm- misearies have arrived here. GAUTEMALA REVOLUTION. Morale Baa 7000 Men, and la Sup- ported by Wealth. San Francisco, Aug. 8. -The follow ing message regarding the revolution in Guatemala has been received in thii city from a friend and supporter of General Morales, now at Tampa chula: "Proepero Morales is at San Marooa. Quesealtengo favors the tevolution. We are on the way to Ocos. "M1GUELIN." Morales is said to have 6,000 Rem ington rifles and 700 men. .Details of the revolt are hard to obtain, aa tele graphlo communication is interrupted. Moralis ia represented to have little means ot his own, but he is supported h man of wealth in the liberal party. There is believed to be en understand ing between Jose Leon Castilla and Mor ales, both of whom are candidates for the presidency, that the one who has the strongest following will recoive the other's sunnort. What they are bent on is tbe defeat ot Cabrera. Klot at Ohkoh. Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 7. Rioting has hun rinnil hv the strikius wood workers here, on aooount of the satsb- and-door men trying to run tne plants with non-union labor. At 6 o'clock tbis morning the strikers oongregated and clubbed and stoned the workmen who were trying to reach Morgan's mill. Tnirty policemen . wem uia natnhnrl in rAtnfnrB the small sauad on duty there, but when the police ar rived the crowd set on mem wu sucks and atones in a rough manner. The police need their clubs freely and the street was finally cleared at the ex dense ot many broken beads and a score of arrests. - ltuisla Trying; to Secure a Part. London, ?Aog. 8. -Replying to a question in the bouse of commons, the parliamentary secretary for the foreign office, Mr. Curzon, said her majesty's government had heard that a great now er was endeavoring to obtain a port on the Peisian gull. Two thirds of the trade ot the gulf was British, Mr. Curzon added, wherefore tbe govern ment was especially interested in the rtiattoiv Tlie power mentioned, it is said, beyond doubt, is Russia. SUPPLIES FOR CUBANS. Steamer Wanderer Made Three Sueeeaa ' ful lUandlnga. Key West, Fla., Aug. 8. -The steam ship Wanderer returned here today, after effecting a successful landing of arms and annul nitlon at three differ ent points on t)i3 Cuban ooast. She left here early in July with about 40 Cnbans and 11 members of tbe Third United States cavalry, to protect the landing of about 9,000 rifles and car bines, with nearly 1,000,000 cartridges. July 38 she attempted to discharge her cargo at Bania Honda, province of Pinar del Rio, bnt waa fought off by a foros of 700 Spanish, who peppered tlie ship's bull with Mauser bullets, killed three Cuban scouts, who were waiting to receive the expedition and wounded six of the Wanderer's orevr. The steamer then oame back to Key West, left three injured men in the hospital here, and started on ber second attempt This time she went to a point about six miles east of Bahia Honda where she met a small party of insurgents from Colonel Zarillo's forces, but no Spanish. About one-third of her cargo was discharged here, and 26 Cubans were put ashore. The Wanderer then headed for tbe mouth of the Manati river, province of Puerto Principe, where, on the night of July 80, she landed without difficul ty about the same quantity of arms and ammunition and seven Cubans. From there she went to Puerto Pa dre, in the same province, where tbe remainder of' ber cargo and men dis embarked. All three landings were made without the necessity for firing a shot. ; ' ' -' '' " -' . COALING STATION IN SAMOA Work or Improvise Fans Pan no Har bor Will Bln atOmee. Chicago, Aug. 8. -A special to the Record from Washington says: The president has decided to make practical use of American rights at Pango Pango harbor, Samoa, and the establishment of a fully equipped coaling station there will be undertaken at once. With this view Civil Engineer Frank P. Cham bers, now" on duty at tbe New York navy yard, bas been ordered to Wash ington for consultation with the au thorities prior to departing next week with official instructions and full power to carry out the important'projeot. Pango Pango is the only harbor of any value in the Samoan group, and one considered by naval officers as of scarcely less strategic importance in the Pacific ocean than Fearl harbor, Hawaii. ; ; The decision to utilize the conces sion secured by Admiral Meade, 26 years ago giving the United States per manent ownership of the baibor, indi cates sufficiently tbe administration's appreciation of the vastly extended sphere of American interests in the Pa oilio. Jt is the inauguration of a great naval and commercial policy in tbat direction, due In great measure to tbe responsibilities incurred in Asiatic wa ters. .. , THE. AMERICAN BOY. Idea of a School Children's Battleship Interest the President. Washington, Aug. 8. W. Rankin good and Harry Price, of Cincin nati, two young men who originated the idea of starting a fund among school children for the pmpose of raising money to build a battle-ship to be call ed Tbe American Boy, are in the oity, forwarding their plans. They have had an interview with President McKinley, who gave to them tbe following letter, indorsing their idea: "Mr. W. Rankingood, Cincinnati, O. My Dear Sir: Tbe circular which you have presented to me, outlining your plan tor raising a mnd wun wnicn to build and p:esent to the government S battleship has greatly interested ma Love of country and devotion were n.vn, mare conspicuous in America than they are today, and I am,sure our boys and girls wiu oeara it a privilege to be numbered among the contributors to this patriotio undertaking. Very sincerely yours, "WILLIAM M'KINLEY.'' Moonahlners la New Turk. New, York, Aug. 8. For over two months, Colonel Williams, the chief Internal revenue agent of this district, has had agents watcning a vinegar rac tory in Broklyn and a yeast manufac tory in New York, for the purpose of securing evidence of the manufacture of iilict whisky. This work resulted early today in the arrest of three men, the seizure of 87 barrels of whisky and the olosing up ot the yeast manufac tory. The whisky was made at tbe Brooklyn malt vinegar works. It has been the custom to ship the whisky to New York on two-horse tracks, 80 to 25 barrels at a time, and usually two loads were delivered everyday. The other alleged illioit concorn is known as the Manhattan Yeast Company. '. Cervera at Morfolk. v Norfolk, Aug. 8. Admiral Cervera arrived here this morning, naving Deen granted a leave of absence to visit Cap tain Conacbe and the Spanish siok at ,, now.! hnanital. ; Tha Spanish ad miral was received by a guaid of honor and conducted to Captain Conache's room. The admiral too mnon wirn Medlil Director Oleborne. He will remain here several days. Washington, Aug. 8. In accordance with a decision rondered by tlie attoi nnv.anneral. there will be no change in the law and regulations affeoting tariff. Immtnation and tonnage tax be tween Hawaii and the United States until further legislation by Jcongress. Speaking of the Hawaiian annexation resolutions, the, attorney-general says Hint it ia replete with indication that. temporarily, the relations of the two countries are to continue pruoucrtlly un changed. - TO RETURN General Shatter's Army Ordered to Leave . at Once. TRANSPORTS ARE ON HAND Farther Stay la Cuba Would Mean long of the Army Men Weakened by Ma laria Will Be Head j Frey for an Kpidemle of Yellow Fever. . Washington, Aug. 6. The president this afternoon had a conference with Secretary Alger, Secretary? Long and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Allen, at which action ; was taken for the prompt transportation of General Shat ter's army from Cuba to Montauk point, Long Island. . It was decided that there were sufficient vessels off the Cuban coast for the purpose. ': The dispatch of troops home accordingly will begin at once. . " Colonel Theodore Rooevelt, of the rough riders, succeeded in burring the movements of the war -dpnent. tbongh in his disregard of the conven tionalities he has drawn opon his head a rather sharp rebuke from the secre tary of war, who evidently regards the course pursued by Colonel Rooeevelt as being calculated to injure. discipline, tbongh inspired by tbe most worthy motives. It is only fair to state that the war department for ome time has been intent opon removing these troops, and more than a week ago General Shatter was inatruorted to cheer up the soldieis by publicly informing them of tbe determination. It was rather a question of ways cad means than a lack of intention to redeem this prom ise, that caused the delay. As far as the question of removing the tbe troops back into the mountains was concerned (the question which seems to have precipitated the indigna tion meeting among the American com manders at Santiago), it is learned that the medical department made no such recommendation. All that It bad to . say on this subject was that, if tlie troops must be near Santiago, an eflort should be made to remove them at once to some healthier camping ground. Burgeon-Genearl Sternberg agrees thoroughly with tbe opinion expressed by the signers of the "round robin" at Santiago, that men who have suffered from the severe malarial fevers of the south coast of Cuba, so far from being immune agalnat attacks of yellow fever, as has been asserted in some quarters, are aotually in very much greater danger than those who have escaped the malaria. It is, however, the ex pectation that all of the American troops wiil have been removed from Santiago to the United States by the end of this month, and that is probablr the very best that can be done undur tbe oiroumstanoes. SITUATION EXPLAINED. . Deatraetloa of Shatter's Army at San tfago Involved- Santiago de Cabs, 'Aug. 6. As an explanation of the situation at Santiago the following letter was banded to a press correspondent for publication: "To Ma jor-Qeneral Shatter Sin In the meeting of the general d -meOlcar-offlcers called by-you at tbe palace this morning we were an, aa yon mm, unanimous as to what should he done with the army. To keep us hero, in tha minimi of every officer command ing a division of brigade, will simply involve the destruction oi inpusauu. Tkr. ia nn nnnsible reason for not shipping praotially the entire command North at once, xeuow level cases aro very few in the cavalry division. But in this division there have been 1,500 cases of malarial fever. Not a man i... .tid fmin it. hut the whole com mand is so weakened and shattered us to be ripe for dying like rotten sneop. IWhen a real yellow lever epldemio " . i : . : i .1 . j ; Btriaes us, ana it in uuum, w u.. w i we stay here at tbe height ot tne sick ness season, August and the beginning of September, it will, in all human probability, mean an appalling dis aster, lor the surgeons here11 estimate that over half the army, u we are nere during the sickly season, will die. The Blck list is large, though its exceeding 4.000 affords but a fair Index ol tho debilitation of tbe army. Not 10 per cent of the men are 8t for active worK. "Th. fovnr immune reaiments ordered here are suffioient to garrison the city and surrounding towns, uuu tit Ara ia ehnflhitelv nothing for us to do here, and there baa not been since the city surrendered. I write oniy v.aoMoa I nnni aea our man co to de struction without striving so far as lies within me to avert a doom as leariui as It is unnecessary and nndenerved. j "THEODORB KOOSJSVJivi. "Colonel Commanding First Brigade " Aftnr rVilnnnl Roosevelt had taken tho initiative, all the general officers united in a "round room" auurass to General Shatter. Struck Near the Heart. .t 111- A A r-hnrlua Pv. der, an employe at tbe Corvallia saw ... i t -i.lt i.:ti .1 .1.1. .Ii mill, was acciuentany muuu una auer- ci. ..,.,;,. n,o .,., 0,1,.. when a small piece of slab wood wsi . . . .. .. . t. ... .1 ILL caugnt in vne saw ana liurreu wuu such force as to lift the covering from the machinery and strike Mm near tho heart. He breathed a few nwroitits after he was struck, nevwr ecus.- Ho was unmarried. J',-vw of ag. '. .,-. (OUte V Manila.