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ni 'iiii -JUL- L1 .. XI Vi! II r; 1! Hill mi . y VOL. XV. ST. IIELEKS, OltEGON, FllIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1898. NO. 35. DOINGS OF THE WEEK What Has Happened in the Civilized World. GIVEN IN THE PKKHS DISPATCHES Complete Review of the Naws of the Fast Seren Days la TbU nnd All Foreign Lands, Advices linvo boon received at Wash ington that tho revolution in Guate mala has boon suppressed and. peace reign. Tho total los by tho big fire at Bismarck, N, D., I estimated at from $000,000 to 1750,000, with In surance nut to exceed $350,000. The only fortified port in Porto Rioo in Kan Juan, and not more thnn 8,000 fighting uldiurn are on the Inland. The sentiment of the natives la entirely in favor of the United States and against Spain. There ii plenty of food, 1 Spain U Increasing her defenses and guarding against any possible Anglo American eorubinntlon near Gibraltar. Forty gnni have been added, ami the gamma foroo between Carbonoro and Guadalm Ins reinforced. It appears that the Cubans ander Gome have determined to forestall the American commander in the operation! in the vloinity of Ilolguln, u they have already occupied the email towns near Holguin and are itill pressing forwaid. Three men dead and a woman dying is the result of a ahootlitg affray at Central City, 8. D Thursday, Judge J. P. (lidding, Ed Shannon and Jaok Wear are the men, and Mrs. Kd Shan non ii the woman. . All the parties ato well-to-do. . At Trnckee, Cat, nn explosion in a f rolght ear containing two tanks of naphtha, caused by a tramp lighting a cigarette, roaulted in the burning of It cars of merchandise and 1,800 twit- of snowsheds. Three men wore seriously tin rued and all passenger trains wet delayed. ''.' Eight hundred Spaniards at Cape Ran Joan, attempted to retake the llghhonso, which was guarded by 10 of oar sailors, commanded by Lieuten ant Atwater, Assistant Engineer Jenk ins, Engineer Biownson and Qnuiinr Campbell. The Spaniards wore driven buck by shells fiorn the Ampbltrite, Cincinauti and Leyden. It is reported that 100 Spaniards were killed. In official oiorles at Madrid the reply of the United State to fcipaln in the matter of peace negotiation is regarded s satisfactory. Sagasta, however, do nlea that he authorised tho French am , liasaador at Washington, as a represen tative of Spain, to make any change in the Spanish answer. A regards certain conditions which might create differences during the course of negotia tions, the premier added: "If any changes are to bo made, the govern ment itself will make them." A marble bust - of the late James O. Elaine has been placed in the rotunda of the state house In Augusta, Me. A dispatch from Santiago to Adjutant-General Cor bin says tho Lycante has been loaded with the Spanish slok. It carried 1,000 and loft Wednesday morning.-' -i The United States has magnanl- . mously offered to parole the 1,800 Span Ish naval prisoners taken at the de struction of Admiral Cervera's fleet, ' .whenever Spein ia ready to repatriate them. . .' Had a rescuo boat been sent out, many of the victims of the La Dour gogue might have been savod. There ia ample evidence that some of them clung to wreckage for 'three or four days before they perished. : Senator Morgan, of tho Hawaiian commission, is quoted by the Ban Francisco Call as saying that ex-Proal-rient Dole will bo the first governor of Hawaii, and not Minister Sewall, as re cently reported. The senator added that he had the best of toasons for be lieving that Admiral Miller was carry ing Dole's commission to the island. Vessels arriving at San Froncisoo from Oregon and Fuget sound ports havo reported sighting a dangerous derelict in the path of navigation. It has been surmised to be the wreck of either the Jane Groy, Nomad or Forest Queen, all of which are missing, and are possibly adrift on tho ocean. Captln Tumor, of the Iroquls, has received orders to proceed to Mare Island, procure a sup ply of explosives, and go in search of the derelict that is a menace to navi gation. Ho Is either to tow it into port or blow it up. 9 1 General Miles Invasion of Porto Ki co is progressing In an entiroly Batls factory manner, and the Americans are gaining ground daily Hi plan la to have the troops niaroli on San' Juan from four different directions. When Schwan and Henry form a Junction at Aroolbo there will be a formidable army ready to march on Ban Juan. Tho for age for horse is Buperb. Milos is giv ing his personal atention to the man agement of the details of the campaign. He intends to press forward to flan Juan, regardless of peace negotiation until Washington orders hostilities to cease. . Minor Maws Items. The army of invasion to Porto Rico will number 85,000 when completed. Artillery I being concentrated in the Northern Sierra, in Spain, where a Car list uprising I feared. : . - . One of our flist-cliifil battleships, probably the Oregon, will be sent to re inforce Admiral Dewey at Manila. Governor Pingree, of Michigan, favors establishing republics in colon ies captured from Spain, the United glutei acting as' guardian. " ' LATER NEWS. It is rumored that Blanco has escaped from Havana. General Miles troops will lomnln In Porto Iiloo until peace negotiations are concluded. ; The O. It. 8s. N. Co., will' build a new stoamor, the Spokane, to run on Snake river. v Mall advices received at Hong Kong report recent activity on the part of thn Spaniard at Manila. Mis Poroy Wing, of Wasbougal, Wash., was drowned Monday in the surf at Olatsopboach, Monday was the hottest day known In London In years. Up to S o'clock tho prostrations nuinborod 1B0. A new line of steamers to Honolulu from Seattle ha been instituted. The first will start for the Island ou the 2S lust. 1 A report to the effect that Manila has fallen and that American foroes ere in possession of the entire city and the forts is in circulation in London, During a terriflo thunder storm, lightning struck Camp llobson, Ga. Seven soldiers are in the hospital seri ously hurt. The same company was in a wreck a weok ago at Fort MoPber sen. What Is regarded as most important discovery of rich plaoer diggings, is reported to have been made on Pine creek, a smalt stream emptying into Atlin lake, a feeder of Luke Tagish, Northwest territory. A tornado Sunday night struck near Canby, Minn., killed seven people, de stroyed many buildings, and did groat damage to crops. The entire family of Jos. Hutchinson, including his wife and four children, were' killed. The storm was not wide in extent, but very violent Seven people are missing, and some of thorn are supposed to bo killed. : ; , :- . . Tho coal Miner' lockout at Pana, III., reached a olimax Monday. Sev eral hundred union men congregated neai tho mine in an endeavor to induce the nonunionists not to go to work. Two non union man, rode upon horse- baok and omptiod their revolvers Into tho crowd,. Three union men were aeiously wounded. Further trouble may ensued A carload of lemons and other fruit obtained by tho efforts of the Ked Cross Society was on Monday forwanloa from San Francisco to the slok soldiers of General Shatter's army. It i. con signed to Colonel J. Morris Brown, U. S. A., Staten Island military hospital. Beside lemon the car contains gtapo (ruit, -oranges and other fruits. The ear is elaliorately docorated with bunt ing and bear several patriotic placards. Secretary Alger has' cabled orders to the military commanders to cease hostilities. , The government has at last sucoeeded In securing a smokeless powder adapted for Springfield ilfloi, and is laying in a supply. , The American colony at Sidney,' N. 8. W., -has cabled Washington, praying thn government to retain possession of tUo Philippines. ; The United States government has purchased the British tank., steamer Luoillne for a water-boat, tho consid eration being $328,000. The Washington volunteers in camp at San Francisco have petitioned Secre tary of War Algol to either send them to Manila or permit them to return to their home. An order has been issued nt the office of the adjutant-general of tho United States army, granting one month's furlough to the sick and wounded soldiers and transportation to their homes. It Is reported that 40 Bannock In dians from Idaho, who are killing elk in Jackson's Hole, have successfully re sisted arrest Seoretary Bliss has Is sued orders for the Washakie authori ties to drive the Indians backA , The steamer Victoria, Just arrived at Victoria from the Orient, brings news of a frightful accident in Yokaharaa harbor, whereby two lady missionaries of the Amerionn mission board, Miss Simmon and Mis Allen, lost their lives by drowning, being run dotfn by a Chinese junk., , The question of the acceptance ol the protocol having been settled and its sig nature authorised, the Spanish govern ment is now considering the domestic situation for the best means of allaying excitement and propagating the idea that Spain's surrender is not jso com plete as Indioated by the bald terms of the protocol. - A serious mistake came to light t a funeral in Cincinnati. The remains of Captain W. D. Sherman, a Kansas volunteer, wounded at Santiago, were receiving the burial honors Intended for the body of Mrs, Elizabeth JWiukie man, an aged woman. Both'' caskets eame by expiese, and the wrong one got to the funeral. Admiral Corvera and a number of his officers, who are now prisoners at the naval academy at Annapolis, were in terviewed at their station in Annapolis for the first time sinue their arrival. Admiral Cervera was reserved in his comment, but his officers were more outspoken. All wore very grateful for the treatment whloh they have rooelvod. General Shatter say it would have oost 5,000 lives to have taken Santiago by force. There are about 800,000 person to whom bonds under the government' popular loan will be allotted. , ;' Rev. Samuel Small, the famous evan gelist, has beon appointed a chaplain in the volunteor army. Goronimo, the famous Apache chief, is at Fort Sill, in the Indian territory, and spends most of his time playing moutev Hel" 00 years old.. A PARTING SHOT The Havana Batteries Opened Fire on 'the Fleet. SAN FRANCISCO WAS STRUCK Large Hola Torn In the Cruiser's Itteru Mo On Aboard Ship Was Burt American Vessels A teamed Oat of lUn aa Rapidly Possible. ' ' Key Wost, Fla., Aug. 18. The flag, ship San Francisco, the monitor Mlan tonomoh, and the auxiliary yacht Sil via, were fired upon by tho Havana batteries shortly before 5 o'clock yester day morning. One 10 and two 13-inch shells struck the San Francisco's stern as she turned to get away out of range, and tore a nolo a boot a foot in diam eter, completely wrecking Commodore Howell's quarters and smashing his bookcase into fragment. , No one waa Injured, and, being under orders not to attack the batteries, the ships departed aa fast a their engines would carry them. . ' The flagship and the Silvia lay parallel to each other, not more than a mile from Morro oastle, and separ ated from each other by three-eighths of a mile. The Mlantonomoh layabout three-quarter of a mile to the roar of the others. All were within range of the Spanish batteries, and the touipta tion was too strong for the Spanish to resist The first glimmer of dawn was break ing through the eastern skies when, without an instant's warning, the look out on the flagship saw a jet of smoke puff from one of Morro' big guns. Al most before be could pull himself to gether snflloiently to make a report of the incident, lOand 13-lnon shells were screaming all around. The Spaniards had the range, and apparently were grimly in earnest in their last efforts to wreck injury on their too mighty enemy. . Shells fell between the San Francisco and the Silvia, Some fell short, a few went over them. ' The flagship signalled the Silvia to get out of range without delay, and both ships swung around and made for the sea, It was then that the shell struok the San FiaEolsco's stern. Commodore Howell was on deck with Captain Lcary when the shell struck. With the utmost speed the fleet moved out about three miles. Here the men on the flagship patched up the ragged hole in the vessel's stern. All the shell fired at the vessel fell around the ships. One of the Silvia's men stood calmiy on the deck of the yacht, watch in hand, and counted them. Morro castle fired several of the mis siles, but how many is not known. The others oame from two sand bat teries near Morro. The firing lasted SO minutes. . " . ' The one-sided engagement had scarce ly ended when the men of the Silvia were tioated to another surprise.' The litt'e yaoht gunboat is manned by the New York naval militia. Her crew had barely recovered from the excite ment when the flagship called the ves sel over, and Captain Boilers was given a packet of private documents, whioh he was ordered to take into Havana under a flag of trace. The white flag was hoisted over the Bilvia, and alio started towards the guns which had just givon her such noisy greeting. As the Silvia approached to within a mile of Morro, the charaoter of the flag float ing from her foremast was disoernod and the castle signalled: "What is your purpose?" To this the Silvia answered: "We havo papers to deliver.". Morro did not resume the conversa tion and for some little time the gun boat rooked on the waters almost undor the still-smoking cannon of the ei.omy. Presently, however, a Spanish gunboat drew out of the harbor and came close to the Silvia. It was the Martin y Plnson, and carried a muoh stronger battery than the American ship. The onstoroary formal salutations were ex changed, and Lieutenant William G. Ford, the exeontive officer of the Silvia, boarded the Pinson and delivered tho documents. 1 The ceremony occupied no more time than the physical act involved. The American officer returned to his ship, and the vessels went on their re spective ways.' ' ; ' ' Van Into Wa.hoat. Chicago, Aug. 16.-Battory A, Colo rado light artillery, passed through Chicago today on the way to Fort Han cock, N. Y. The troop arrived over the Santa Feroad just too late to make connection with an easteound train. They were delayed by an accident" A washout occurred near Nemo, III., and to the speed of the train the men owe their lives. A the last tourist oar passed over a smalt oowpit, the roadbed collapsed and the oar plunged from the rails. Every man on the train was awakened, but before it came to a ptop, a guard rail caught the rear truck of the sleeper and threw it on the track... '; ' v " ;': ' v Collided W ith a Yaoht. ' Boston, Mass., Aug. 10, The sloop yacht Leona, with 11 men aboard, whilo anchored outside of Boston light, was run into by a barge in tow of the tug Honcybrook and five men were swept from the deck by the heavy tow line. Two of the number, C. W. Sell man and A. Nordell, were drowned; another, A. Caspeison, waa killed by being jammed between the tow line and the deck, while the two others, Peter Nelson and J. Harkiuson, al though sustaining in juries, were rescued. SPAIN IN MOURNING Pablla Stunned hf the toes of the " Colonlea. . London, Aug. 18. The Madrid cor lespondent of the Daily Mall soys: The comments of the press on the pro tocol are a veritable funeral hymn on the destrnotlon of the Spanish colonial emprie. Some days ago, thi desire for peace made the people close their eye to the price, but nowy npon read ing the protocol, they realize that the oost Is the loss of that empire which Spain had conquered with so much glory, and that Spain now falls to the second rank among nations. The pub lic mind is stunned and there is general mourning. ' ' Generl Blanco telegraphs that Hav ana is greatly agitated by the news of the signing of the protocol, and that much anxiety is manifested to learn the conditions, which have not yet been published. Some uneasiness is felt regarding the effect that the text oi the protocol may havo on the Spanish volunteers in Havana. ' , Many newspapers express grief and despair that the men who brought dis aster to Spain by lack of foresight, or ganization and ability, should continue to govern the country. - ' Tba Madrid Frees. Madrid, Aug. 18. The El Pais to day prints the text of the protocol sign ed by the United States and Spain with mourning borders, and says; "Spain, without aolonies, is reduced to the role of a third-rate power," El Imparcial says: "Peaco yill nut bring to Spain even the rest'she so mnoh needs after three years and half of war.". ... V El Nacionai says, bitterlyi : "If Spain had at least been van quished only after a furiou and heroic struggle, she could ' resign herself. Peace with the United States will only be a momentary resplto from our mis fortunes." El Epooa says: "The peace is the saddest imposed since the treaty of Utrecht,", and ex pressed the doubt if a government whioh allowed itself to be drugged into war will acquit itself welt by nego tiating peace. t El Liberal says the article in the protocol relating to the Philippines does not indicate that anything good for Spain will be fixed upon, and the question will not be settled favorably for her. El Globo (ministerial) prays for peace between the United States and Spain, and says the communications on Eastern questions, which Day and Cam bon have signed, begin the first chapter in a now history of Europe. . - 41 El Tiemp (conservative) sayat "Peace is an accomplished fact The bitterness of defeat does not prevent us from seeing with satlsfction the end of the wr." . -" v " -i'-". - DEATH IN A CLOUDBURST! Twenty Peroane Met a Sudden Bad la Tenneaaee- Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 16. A terri ble cloudburst, In whioh at least 30 lives ar known to have been sacrificed, was last night visited upon the com munity of Beach Creek, about, 15 miles north of Kogersvillo, Tenn., which place is 80 miles distant from Knox ville. The torrent of water fell in the vloinity of the home of William Figan, a well-to-do farmer, and bis entire family, wife and five children, were drowned, and washed away with the flood. Figan, however, escaped. - The deluge of water carried with it every other .human being within its reaoh, but the only names of the lost reported here up to a late hour tonight, in ad dition to the Figan family, are John Arnold and : Samuel Henry and wife. These people resided within a quarter of a mile of the Figan home. This in formation was received in this city by friends of the deceased, Searching parties, have been formed and are tonight looking for the bodies of the unfortunates who perished in the flood.' It is, however, feared that tiey have been carried to grave from whioh they may never be recovered. ' ; The oloud burst destroyed , several thousand dollars worth of property. Whole crops were washed away and palatial homes 'suffered the same fate as the humblest hut in the path of the flood. ' .'.'; ' . :;: ' : '. 1 It has been Impossible to communi cate with the stricken community from this city on account of the fact that all wire communication has been inter rupted. The complete details of the catastrophe, are, however, expected by tomorrow night, coming by mail. The reports received up to a late hour to night make it tho most terrible affair of Its kind experienced in this section for many years. 1 . Threatened Frotaet by Japan. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 18. Japanese papers received here today contain a story to the effect that the Japanese ministry will protest against the United States "holding the Hawaiian Islands, in order to remove the opposition of the upper house to it by raising an Issue of foreign complications. . Denver, Col., Aug. 16. The North ern Colorado coal miners' strike, In whioh about 1,300 miners were en gaged, is at an end, the miners havnig accepted the Northern Coal Company's offer of 85 cents a ton, mine run. Both siddes olalm a victory. ; rig-htlaa- Inda, Ponce, Poito Rico, Aug. 16. The peace news ha stopped all forward movement of the American army in Porto Rico, General Wilson, at Coamo and General .hwan, at Mayagues, will -emnin at those places. General Henry, who is at Utuado, will return to Adjuntas, and General Brooke, who advanced beyond Guayamn, will return to that town. . General Miles exacts to do nothing pending the arrival at 8a n Juan of the peace couiraieaiuers. ' War Between America and Spain Ter- ' minated. ORDER HOSTILITIES STOPPED Orders Sent to American Military and Naval Commander. An Iroprenlre Ceremony nt tho White Hooae Twb Commissions Provided For. Washington, Aug. 15. With sim plicity in keeping with republican in stitutions, the war which has raged be tween Spain and the United States for a period of three months and 23 days, was quietly terminated at 33 minutes past 4 o'clock this aftornoon, when Sec retary Day, for the United States,. and M. Cam bon, for Spain, in the presence of President McKinley, signed a proto col .which .will form the basis of a definite treaty of peace. ; The closing chapter of events that led up to the signature of (ha protocol and the cessation of hostilities was full of interest, Theie was rumors in the early rooming that over night the French embassy had received the long: expected final answer from Madrid, but these, upon inquiry, proved groundless, as it was no, until 13:80 tnat the noto began to come from Madrid in small lots, :. - ..-.,: The state department was soon ad vised of the fact that the message was under transmission, but, as it was evi dent that it would be long and that its reception would occupy much time, the seoretaiy of state left the state depart ment for his lunoheon, - At 3i45 o'clock Secretary Thlebant, 'of tho French embassy, appeared at the state department to inform Seoretary Day that the ambassador was In full possession of the note, and was fully empowered to sign the protcot for Spain, end only awaited the pleasure of the state department. " He intimated that the ambassador would be pleased 'to have the final ceremony conducted in the presence of President McKinley, where the negotiations were begun. Airfbassador Cambon reached the White House at Just 8:55 o'clock, five minutes in advance of the appointed flour. . ' After an exchange of diplomat la courtesies, unnecessary loss of time did Jiot oceur, and Assistant Secretary of State Crldler, on the part of the United States, and First- Secretary Thiebaut, on the part of Spain, retired to a window, where there waa a otitlcal formal exam ination of the protocol. ! - This instrument iiad all tho outward- formalities due a document of this importance. It was printed in duplicate at the state department, one 'copy to be retained by the United States government and the other (0 be come the property of Spain. The two copies are alike, except that the one held by this government has the Eng lish text in the flist column, and the signature of Secretary Day ahead of that of M. 'CaruboD, while tho copy transmitted to Spain has French in the first column and the signature of M. Cambon ahead of that of Secretary Day. The protocol sent to Spain was ac companied by the credentials issued by President McKinley, speoialty empow ering the secretary Of state to affix his signature to the document ., The an thorlxatlon. Was brief and in typewrit ing, save for the president's charaoter istio bold signature. ' Later the Ameil can copy of the protocol will be accom panied by the written credentials of 'the Spanish government sent to' M. 'Cambon, and bearing the signature of Queen Christina. , , ' j ' The examination of the protocol was satisfactory,' and tho document was banded to Cambon first and then to Secretary Day, who affixed signatures in that order to each side of the two copies. Then the last detail in making the protocol binding was admiuiateied by Assistant Secretary Crldler, who at tached the seal of the United States, t No credentials were produced during the meeting at the White House, the president accepting Secretary Day's as anranoe that this had been settled to hia satisfaction at the state department It was 4:33 o'clock when the final signatures were attached to tho proto col, and, within the knowledge of all officials present this was the first time that a treaty or protocol had been signed at the White House. ;-- As this ceremony conoluded, the president requested the hand of the ambassador and through him returned thanks to the sister republic of France for the exeroise of hor good offices in bringing about peace. He also thanked the ambasssador personally for the im portant part he has played in this mat ter, and the latter replied in suitable terms. , ,'-' . Aa, a' further mark of his' disposi tion, President McKinley loallod for. the proclamation, which he caused to be drawn up, suspending hostilities,' and signed' it 'in the presence of M. Cambon, who expressed his apprecia tion of the action. . Terms of the Protoool. - Washington,' Aug. IB. Secretary Day gave out this statement of the pro visions of the protocol: i ' i "Spain will relinquish , all claim of sovereignty over and title to Cuba. "Porto Bioo and other Sanish islands in the West Indies and an Island in the Ladrones, to be selected by the United States, shall be ceded to the latter. . "Cuba, Porto Rico and other Spanish islands in the West Indies shall be im mediately evacuated. President's Proclamation. Washington, Aug, IB. The presi dent issued the following proclamation: "By the presidont of the United State of America A proclamation: "Whereas, By a protocol concluded and signed August 15, 1808, by Wil liam B. Day, seoretaiy oi state of the United States, and hi excellency Jules Cambon, ambasaador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary oi France, at Washington, rcsenctlvely representing for the purpose the government of the United States and thn government of Spain, the United States and Spain have formally agreed npon, the terms on whlcli the negotiation fos the estab lishment of peace between the two countries shall be undertaken; and " ' "Whereas, It is In said protocol agreed that upon its concession and signature hostilities between the two countries shall be suspended, and no tion t) that effect shall be given as soon as possible by each government to the commanders of its military and naval forces, "Now, therefore, I. William McKinv ley, president of the Uni.ed States, do, in accordance with stipulations of the piotocol, declare and proclaim on the part of the United States a suspension of hostilities, and do hereby command that orders be immediately given through the proper channels to the com manders of military and naval foroes of the United States to abstain from all acts inconsistent with thU proclama tion. "In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this 16tb day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, and of the independ ence Of the United States the orio hun dred and twenty-third. '' .' "WILLIAM M KINLEY. President "WILLIAM R. DAT, Secretary ot State." HOSTILITIES SUSPENDED. Orders to American Military and Nnvnl Commanders. . Washington, Aug. 15. The oiders to General Merrltt to suspend hostilities were as follows: "Washington Merrltt, Manila: The president directs all military opera tions against the enemy suspended. Peace negotiations are nearing comple tion, the protocol having just been, signed by the two countries. Yon will inform the commanders of the Spanish forces in the Philippines of these In structions. Further orders will follow. Acknowledge receipt. "By order of the seoretary of war. " "COKB11S, Adjutant-General.". The ordors sent to Miles and Shatter woro identical with the above. As the order states further Instructions will be sent each general. . General Merritt will be directed to confer with the Spanish commandant at Manila to carry out tho terms of ths protoool arid to oc cupy Manila Immediately. Oeneral Mi'ei will put himselfin'com muuication with the chief authority in Porto Rico for the purpose of having the Spanish forces turn over San Juan andother points to him, preparatory to evacuation. . Owing to the conditona in Cuba, the orders to Shatter will be different from those to the other generals. Orders were issued this evening to the naval commanders at the several s'.ations on duty In Cnba and the Philippines, car rying into effeot the directions of the proclamation. The navy department not only transmitted the president's proclamation in full to the several commanders-in-chief, but also directions as to the dispositions of their vessels. The following orders are in that sense self-explanatory: 'Navy Department, Washington, Aug. 16, Sampson, Santiago: Sus pend all hostilities. Blockade of Cuba and Porto Bico is raised. Howell la ordered to assemble bis vessels at Key West. . Proceed with the New York, Brooklyn, Indiana. Oregon,- Iowa and Massachusetts to Tompklnsville. Place the monitors in a safe harbor in Porto Rico. , Watson transfers his flag to the Newark and will remain at Quanta namo. : Assemble all cruisers in sate harbors. Order the marines north in the Resolute. ALLEN, , "Acting Secretary." "Navy Department, Washington, Aug. -18. Remy, Key.West: In ac cordance with the president's procla mation, suspend Immediately all hostil ities. Commence the withdrawal of Vessels from the blockade. Order block ading vesols in Cuban waters to assem ble at Key West. "ALLEN, Acting Secretary. ' The notification to Admiral Dewey was not made publlo, but Assistant Secretary Allen stated that besides be ing in possession of the president's prbolamatlon, he was ordered to cease hostilities and raise the blockade at Manila. . In compliance with orders sent, Ad miral Sampson and Commodore Remy will each send a veesol aronnd the coast of Cuba to notify the blockading squadron that the blockade has been raised. ' Admiral Schley, being on the Brook lyn and included in the orders to that vessel, will come north with her. . Washington, Aug. IB. President McKinley has been the recipient to night of warm congratulations form all parts of the country on the suocesBful termination of the War, Gratification In England London, Aug. 15. The morning pap ers are unanimous in expressing grati fication that the war is ended. The comment mainly turns on the faot that the protocol leaves untouched the hard est problems now facing America. The Times believes it Will be a real peace, adding: ' ' , , "We trut it is no violation of neu trality to express the satisfaction ot the great majoirty of Euglishwea la America's success." , THE FINAL BLOW Miles Last Battle Victory for the ' Americans. GEN. ERNSf CAFfURES COAMO Sehnrsn'e Brlgndo Kneonnters tho.Rn emy Kwr Msrtf a.i Two Men Killed. One Wounded The Spanish Commander Was Killed. Washington, Ang. 13. The war do. pertinent late today gave out the fol lowing delayed telegram: , ' ."Ponce, Aug. 11. Secretary of War, Washington: The fo'lowing has been received from General Wilson: Gen eral Ernst's brigade captured Coamo at 8:30 this morning. The Sixteenth Pennsylvania, Colonel Hulings com manding, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Biddle, of my staff, having made a turning movement through the moun tains, striking the Aybonito road half mile beyond the town, captured , the entire garrison of Coamo, about 150 men. The Spanish commander, Illoca, and Captain Lopei were killed. Our loss is six wonnded, only one severely. The men and officers behaved excel lently. Colonel Hulings and Lieutenant-Colonel Biddle are especially com mended. This Is a very important cap ture and was well executed. The names of the wounded will be sent as soon as received here." General Miles reports from Ponce that five men were wounded, though none seriously, in the Sixteenth Penn sylvania regiment in the skirmish be yond Coamo, August 9. A dispatch has been received at the war department from General Schwan, commanding a brigade under General Miles, in Porto Rioo, saying he had an engagement a few milos from Maya gues with a large Spanish .force, in which, two privates were killed and Lieutenant Byron, of the Eighth cav alry, was wounded. One of the pri vates killed was Hernberger, of the Eleventh infantry. General Schwan repots: "Most, if not the entire Spanish gar rison of Mayagues and the surrounding country, consisting of 1,000 regulars and 300 volunteers, took part in the en gagement. We drove the enemy from their position, and, it is believed, in flicted heavy loss. A wounded Span ish lieutenant was found in the field and brought into our lines. I propose to continue the march to Mayagues at an early hour tomorrow." TALK OF INTERVENTION. Fmnoe's Slice nt Chlnn Already Marked . , Out. Paris, Aug. 13. The papers are full of significance ot the Chinese question. The Matin says: "In China tho great est game in the world is being played, and French intervention should- be effioacious and decisive." - The Soir has a sensational article headed: . " War between England and Russia Is imminent." The Journal dea Debats says; "Eng land is now seeking an arrangement with Russia. That understanding is impos sible, unless Russia remains mistress of the north and England la insured her influence in the Yang-Tse river.. In short, the lines of the section are be ginning to be marked along which the disruption would occur whenever China falls to pieces. Clearly neither Franoe, Germany nor Japan oould hold aloof from such an agreement. " . . The article hints that France would support Russia in event of war, -and says in conclusion: "France will bo content with the southern provinces bordering on Tonquin." TROUBLE IN ALAS KA. General MorTlam Ordered to Send m Battery to tho Yukon. San Francisco, Aug. 18 The Call says: Serious trouble in the interior of Alaska is apprehended by the Unitdtl tates government. Food riots are feared at Fort Yukon and other np-river points, growing out of the failure of the transportation companies to get supplies in there, by reason of the pre vailing low water. ' Acting on insrnctions recoivod from Washington, Major-General Merriam will quiokly dispatch a baattary of ar tillery to St. Miohaela, the officer in charge having ordors to proceed at once up the Yukon river to Fort Yukon and open up a military post for the oomjrig winter. The expedition will also carry a large quantity of extra provisions and supplies to relieve distress. , Madrid Press Impatient. Madrid, Aug. 13. The press now considers peace a foregone conclusion, and eohoes the general impatience to see a termination of hostillitios, and to know the programme fur the peace commission, at which it is believed either Senor Moret or Duke Almodovar ia Rio will preside. It is believed that the negotiations will extend iuto he second halt of Soptembor. Water Boat Purchased. ' ' Philadelphia, Aug. 13. Offloinl an nouncement was made today of the pur chase ol the Britit'h t:ir,k steamer Lu oileue by the United Kl;-,! govern im'i.t for a water boat. The Lucilruu, hoy anchored off League island, will bo r christened the Jupiter. The prie was 1225,000 It is computed tlirtt there use ei-i 1 paupers in Groat Britain to fuvm, t nr abreast, a proce&jkm over loo lm!. j m tenuth. . . . . .