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4Kj:aw--!gv- -&." " 'A V ' J A The test history of tlie War with Spain will be found in THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, Irom week to week, v. . Our: Great War Books .are of intense interest at this time. See descripy tions on 12th page "Sto f for Tiim who tiM torn f jte, J forlUf witow mfl.ftptor. ESTABLISHED 1877-NEW SERIES. WASIffiTGTON, D. 0., THURSDSr, JlAY 12, 1S98.-TWELYE PAGES. VOL. XVH-NO. 31-WHOLE NO. 871 THE WAR WITH SPfflJ Eventful Week in Interna tional History. OUR NEW MAJOR-GENERALS. IjHPOrOTiT PVES. Doings by the Regulars, tlie Volunteers and the Navy. v t" 'l'3ggp3. jt;-!5' Jriawar Co .:'!.. -3& ? t)mmiin(V r TTiTror?n frlio f!nmVvri4-f fi xcuoj. in ft iaj ouvauo uuua uuiuuan Hourly Expected Between Sampson's Fleet and the Spanish Squadron. Details of Dewey's Great Victoiy. TTEDNESDAY, MAY 4. All of Admiral Sampson's big ships went to Key West, coaled to their fullest ca pacity, and then steamed away to an un known destination. It was said by some that the fleet was not going to Porto Rico, but to meet the Oregon and Marietta, in the expectation that the Spanish fleet may be encountered on the Tray. The prevailing belief, however, was that the fleet had gone to Porto Rico, either to destroy or to occupy the coal ng s ation as a naval base before the Spanish squadron arrives. Having taken Porto -Hico, the United States vessels may then put to sea and try to engage the Cape Verde Islands fleet. A dispatch from Rio de Janeiro an nounced that the Oregon, Marietta, and Nictheroy had sailed. The news from Spain continued to be . more troublous, luots were constantly breaking ou in various cities and sec tions. Many of these were due to the (scarcity and dearness of provisions. Lord Salisbury, the British Prime Minis ter, made a significant speech before the Primroso League, wh ch has attracted at tention all over the world and deeply an gered the Spaniards. He spoke of the "living and dying countries of the world," and of how th3 former were gradually en croaching upon the latter. He sp ke also of the "corruption of dying countries a corruption so deep seated as to give the smallest hope of reform," and he referred to the partition of these countries as like ly to lead nations into war. Dying coun tries." said Lord Salisbury, "are incstlyun Christian, but I regret to say, not exclu sively so."' THURSDAY, MAY 5. At a Cabinet council over which the Queen-Regent presided, the Premier, Scnor Sagasta, explained the war situation, and announced the safe arrival at Porto Rico of the Spanish Trans-Atlantic Company's steamer Alfonso XI 11., having on board) it is said, reinforcements of troops and a very valuable cargo, including ammunition and supplies. The Premier also announced the open ing of the Cuban Parliament, and the Queen-Regent signed the war resources bill. The Cabinet afterwards held another meeting and deliberated upon the finan cial situation and the measures taken and contemplated to preserve public order in the localities where disturbances have oc curred. Scnor Puigcerver, Minister of Finance, announced that the Oflicial Gazette will shortly publish a decree to proliibit the exportation of corn, flour, rye, maize, pota toes, and fruits, and suppressing the duty on the 'importation of those articles, is intended to checkmate the speculators who, owing to the enormous premium on ex change, now 111 per cent., commenced immense exportations of produce, against which they negotiated bills in foreign mar kets. These exports have created the scarcity of food, which is largely responsible for the rioting throughout Spain. A dispatch from Madrid via Paris, al leges that the Governments of Cuba and Porto Rico have cabled that there is "no need to fear a landing of American troops in those islands." It is said two ironclads, two cruisers, and three transports will leave Cadiz forthwith to chase the Yankees from the Philippines, and then bombard Californian ports. The Paris correspondent of the London Daily Mail said: "I hear on indisputable authority that five of the Spanish warships, including the battleship Pelayo and the fine cruiser Alfonso XI1L, have not yet been supplied with ammunition. This was the cause of the delay in the sailing of the Cape Verde fleet, and will probably compel it to return to Cadiz." A high officer of the Administration altnost demolished the theory that Admiral Sampson was going to succor the Oregon, now on her way from Brazil to join the North Atlantic squadron. He declared that the Navy Department was under no apprehension about the Oregon, for the reason that it did not consider that the Spanish Admiral of the Cape Verde squad ron would be willing to risk a combat with the Oregon, even with the great odds in his favor, as even if overwhelmed in the end, the Oregon certainly would destroy one of the Spanish ships, and perhaps two, and the Spanish Government could not afford to exchange pawns at this stage of the war. FKIDAY, MAY 7. THE SEIZUKE OF THE LAFAYETTE. t The monotony of lack cf important news for several days was broken by the sensa tional tidings of the capture of an im portant French steamer, which had made a determined effort to elude the blcckade. The Lifayette, which hails from St. Kazaire, France, is a fine vessel of the old type. She is over 3M feet long, has 44 feet bsam, and is over 28 feet deep. She was built In 1864, at Greene ck, of iron. Shortly before sundown she was dis covered heading fcr Halana, and was hoarded by an oflicer of the Annapolis and warned not to enter the port. She after ward made an attempt to do so, and was captured, after an exciting chase. 'J he Wilmington, .Newport, and Morrill took part in the capture of the Frenchman. After an examination of the Lafavctle's papers had been made, a prize crew from the Ann&iKJ Js was pk.ced on board, and she was i-cnt to Key West, escorted by the Wilmington. On the question of contraband of war the officers cf the Wilmington were reti cent, but it seemed hardly possible that the steamer culd leave Spain with ho many male passengers on board and not have contraband of war in her cargo. It is reported that the J-ifayette, in 'ad dition to being.-, large French mail steamer, is a French naval reserve vessel, mount ing guns and carrying a crew sufficient to make her ready fcr active service at short notice. 'J he French Embassy at Washington treated the capture as a very serious af fair, and this, coupled with the ugly feel ing against us in France, gave the event much importance. 'J he President imme diately ordered her release, and gave cut the fallowing statement: "The Lcfayette was released in pur suance cf orders which were issued by the Navy Department previous to her seizure, but which had not been received by the commanding officers of the vessels that made the capture. The Embassy made ah informal inquiry as to whether (he La fayette, which left St. Nazaire, France, fer Vera Cruz, by way of Habana, before the war was declared, or information cf the blockade received, would be allowed to land at Habana certain passengers, her mail bags, and the dispatch bag of. the Consulate-General of France, and to take some Frencli passengers on board. An assurance was given that, if this privilege hould be granted, the steamer would be Battle-Tried Leaders Will Command the In this war the United States troops will men who had to learn the very alphabet) of war Maj.-Gen. Jos. C. ISitECKiXKinGS entered uamp. no was suossquenuy appoimeu cecum, jieu-eiiain jn me u u. . jvil., ami receivcu uiu -ureveis i i ynu com mission ais xHijj.iuJur-uuuunu i voiiuiiccid, ; usmucu u ujiuiuuuu uie x mru wiviiiry jji vision, jsuiy Captain for gallant and meritorious service before Atlanta and of Major for gallant and. nieritorions services during j Oi'x.hci Potomac, on theWildcrness Campaign, was hrevettedColoneLfor gallantry; commanded his division underSheri- the war. He was a graduate of the Artillery School in 1871, and since 1689 has occupied the responsible position Un in the Shenandoah Valley, and in October, 3804. was assigned to the command of all the cavalry in the Military of Inspector-General of the United States Army. I Vision of the Mississippi lie participated in the battles of -Franklin arrd-XttslrrHle, anri in the "Spring '0TI860 -. ti .?- . i. . .1 c Maj.-Gen. Elwell S. Otis entered the - Colonel of the regiment and Brevet Brigadier-General and a Brieadier-Geueral since 1893 "XT t t f t-x- TnT.l- T pATim x- -. TTT nr4 nvntl onel of the loth 2?.Y. Cav.; returned to the IJegiilars at the close of the war, and became a Brijradier-Ge'ueral in iStlo. 1 company at the breaking iij.I.-JI i-x. iiuil.1 Uill.tui vmviu Maj.-Gex. Yjr. K. SirAFTER entered the ant-Colouel of the 1 9th Mich., and Colonel of the J.egnlar Army ever since Maj.-Gex. "Vm. M. GiJAirAM was appointed from civil life in 1855 Second Lieutenant was a Captain in 1801; became Colonel of the 2d D. C, and was breveted Major, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Colonel and Brigadier-General for gallant services on the Peninsula, at Autietam, Gsttysbnrg and during the war. Maj.-Gex. Jas. F. Wade is a son of the late Senator Ben Wade, of Ohio; was appointed from civil life in 1801 First Lieutenant in the Gth U. S. Cav.; became Lieutenant-Colonel, 6th U. S. Colored Cav., then Colonel and Brevet Brigadier-General. He has been Colonel of the 5th TJ. S. Cav. since 1887. He received four brevets during the war for gallant and meritorious services at Beverly Ford, at Marion, East Tennessee, for the campaign in soutU- western Virginia, and for services during the war. - j.. Maj.-Gkx. Hesiiy G. Meimuam entered the service as Cantam in the"20ih Me., transferred to the colored troops, became a Lieutenant-Colonel, and has Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel of Regulars, and Mobile. He received a medal of honor Jor Blakely in advance of "orders.. forbidden by the French Consul to land goods. "The matter was duly considered, and it was decided that, without regard to the strict law of blcckade, and as an act of courtesy, tlie request of the French Gov ernment should be acceded to. Orders were accordingly sent on the 2d day of j May. When information was received of j the capture of the steamer and of her hav- ing been brought to Key West, those orders were communicated to the captors, with . instructions to release tlie steamer, and . to see that the orders were duly delivered, j so that thevy might be carried into effect. ' Ko demand was made either by or on be-1 half of the French Government, directly or 1 indirectly, fcr the steamer's release. 'iii v;i ,..,;,-.w,-. ,..:n ,.,. t m... t... fayclle to Habana to-night." The French Embassy thereupon said that the incident was closed. THE QUEEX REGENT AGAIN SEEK.S INTER VENTION. "The Spanish Queen IJegent has again appealed to Emperor Francis .Joseph to use his influence in favor of European in tervention. Count Goluchowski, the Austro-liungarian Foreign Minister, has addressed, a note to the Powers on the sub iect. It is understood that, hut for Eng land's pro-American attitude, certain Euro- j pean Powers would have openly sided with Spain bclore the war hroke out." A telegram from Home .says, (hat the Pope has sent a telegram to. the Queen Regent of Spain earnestly advising an im mediate appeal to Hie European Power's for mediation in the war with America. His holiness is .said to have promised his sup port and that of the Powers to obtain an honorable' .sf luticn of the difficulty. Of the 108 passengers on beard the La fayette, 78 were for Habana, nearly all be ing young Spaniards, who .say they .were going to Cuba to engage in mercantile juir suits. When .surprise was displayed that such was their mission at this lime, they merely shrugged their thou'.ders and vouch safed no further explanation. One Cuban was aboard who was return ing to join the insurgent army. He was banished from the island seven months ago, but came within the terms of Gen. Blanco's armistice just before the war be gan. He was overjoyed when told that he would be taken with tho regular United States troops when they moved. The local junta took him in charge. .SA1UKDAY, MAY 7. The long, anxious wait for direct news from Commod jie Dewey lasted until Satur day morning. At the Stale, War and Navy Departments high officials were constantly on duty, awaiting news. The Assistant Secretaries and Chief Clerks look turns, sleeping on cots in the office. At 4:t0 Saturday mon.ing, Assistant Secretary Cridler, of the State Department, was awakened and a telegraph envelope handed him. It was very brie , but highly import ant, as it read: "Hongkong, May 7. "Day, Washington. "McCulioch. "WILDMAN." This meant that Consul Wildman in formed Secretary D.-iy that, the revenue cutter McCulioch had arrived atllongkong with dispatches from Commodore Dewey, llic news spread rapidly, and the whole city awaited further dispatches with in tense interest. The White House and the r' not Miner the disadvantages of the last in going in the presence of the enemy. the army from Kentucky in 8GI as First ..i -r: j ...j. ..i- .1.1 tt c .. i service m. lotos as Captain in the 140th i. 1.; of Volunteers. He has been -in the Regular Army ever since, ' stands of colors, 288 41i 7?inrnloT Armv tit "I CH1 nc n ft-rf tin in -llin iu Jivumi iiiiij jti jwir-L i.7 vv.tjj ttwi a.i miw army in JbuL as 1'irst Lieutenant 111 tho th the 17th U. S. C. T., and Brevet Brigadier-General'. He has been in spicnous gallantry at been Colonel tif the 7th U. S. since 1855. and Colonel of Volunteers Tor gallantry at leading his regiment the 73d U. S. C. T. It prWhic-d from " All Hands," in- permission. Our illustration ives a characteristic scene f-war flying oyer the pitching sea to overhaul HPliillifiH qPEMBilrtTCVrt-ltSBilS'jy ilHPWi w ....JuLl-li'-J l.i'Piir. ' ' i MEJHBHP . i, . I '. & . 'fV ji , - At of her life to escape. The long gun hhsiust roared- outlier command :' f ". M , " S pun, or win me stranger neave 10 ana ,. f i . u 11 11 . i i u:Hower. his colors? Has the iron messenger found the target, or to heave to, and asthe smoke rolls away all on,, board, strauulheir .fu'ilen short of the mark ? It is an instant when men think fast ind eyes to note the result The commander is shading his eyesTfrom tlifclieart pounds like a flying hammer. Ma.t.-Gen, James Lieutenant an'd Aid-de- Rtatfof Gen. Grant z -i ii t x i .1 i. : became .Lieutenant- j nadc a swoop through "It41l TT C . lirfinnirt fVtl Maj.-Gex. "W:f. a.-ix w. j , ttbtiuib vir jMtch.j became Lieuten- subsequently raised the d also entered politics. jn the 1st TT. S. Art.;J cavalry of the Army of He received brevctsioy Anbietatn, FortBkikcjy over the works at Forfg J nlry- appointed bv eighth term in Congress Trfcffi chase: on. the deck Qfvsi.inan- ' ibe glare of the water, . a prize making tho run , ;the.tnxjqus scrutiny into the field under . -' ' He I : Maj.-Gen. "Wm. J. Sewell vas born in Ireland, but came to this conntrv at the ace of 11. He raised a i Forces of the IL Wilson graduated from West Point in was brevettcd Major for his sen'ices in the1 capture of Fort on the Vicksburg Campaign, and at Chattanooga, receiving a brevet of Lientenant-Colonel t: 1: r 1 - i7,.i . . -,!.- ..i 'lennessee, northern Alabama and wcstem.Georia,,captnring in 23 days five fortified cities. 23 guns, 6,280 ""prisoners, ; an. immense quantity ol J. Sewell was born in Ireland, but came ont of the war, and entered the 5th N. J., Jam 2s. J., aud became its Colonel. He was Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He became He w.is clcctcdTo the United States Senate reiurafed-to the .Regular Army at the close of the Avar as a JLieutenant-OIonel, but resumed to go into business. is holding his acceptance of Jiis commission as Major-Gcneral under advisement, pending the rendering of the nion of the Attorney-General as to whether this will necessitate I113 giving up his seat in the Senate. H so, he will not accept the commission. Maj.-Gex. Fitzhugh Lee is a nephew of Gen. I?. E. Lee and son of Admiral Lee, who left the United States Favy to join the rebels. Fit,'.hnh Lee gradnatcd from West Point in 1856, and became Second Lieutenant in the 2d U. S. Cav., in which he served with credit in Indian campaigns. Ho resigned in 1861, and became Lieutenant Colonel of J. E. Stewart's regiment of Virginia cavalry. Toward the close of the war he was in command of all the 2sorthern Virginia. as a Repre.sentat.ive from Alabama Copyright. 1897, by Harper -urotners and the gunners, stripped to the waistvioin in -of .the sgudding quarry. All is eager action. - Maj.-Gex. J osEPir wheeler played a most active part cinnng the whole war, in command of Confederate cav- Philippines she may be transformed into a operating in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. He gradnatcd from West Point in 1859, and was hospital ship. to the Dragoons. He resigned in 1861, and was promoted successively to the command of a regiment, '' An omer..?as rlssu.cJL t ravy-yara '"., ui'U'U", "mi v.uiira in 1.1JU v.iiiiii;ui:iiiiu Jwiuv ui a.iii-wisci;f vuiUUJUUUUU. UY J-Lil"ll. JLLC IS SGI V.LUr 1113 i irtnrln Hvi(.MiH Onil rirc i t 4lrt IVm f rtrt f 4 A rn ft 'I CXtMflZ!Car lAmninntlArl Vt. D..n.-- TLT n..C .... 1. 1 lU.llUlii 1L11LAAL1 IU1 V UlUIXKUi 4Jli lill.3b.7, United States. 1830 and was appointed in the Engineer Corps. Ptilaki; then tecame Chief Engineer on the a - ; n Ai rn.i.i n l -rr. -? a . supplies, and filially Jeff Davis himself. He to this conntrv at the ace of 11. He raised a in which regiment he rose to be ColoneL He bravetted Brigadier and Major-General for con- a railroad man at the close of the war, from JSew Jersey in 1881 .and again in 1895. Denjirtments were thronged by Senators, Representatives, Army and Nayy officers, newspapers, and friends and relatives of men on Dewey's squadron. It was nearly 10 o'clock, however, when Manager Marean, of the Western "Union Telegraph Company, appeared at the Navy Department with the sheets covered with combinations of strange words, bearing the Hongkong date. Unable to read it, Secretary Long at once turned it over to the cipher experts of the Navigation Bureau, who withdrew into tljeii- office and wisely locked the door. The process of deciphering was a very slow one, and occasionally Secretary Long or Assistant Secretary Roosevelt would giv out fragments to appease the eager ness of the crowd. When finally deci phered the first dispatch read: "Manila, May 1. Tho squadron arrived at Manila at day break this morning. Immediately engaged f tiu' enemy and destroyed the following S .inish vessels: Reina Christina, Castilla, L'lloa, IsUi do Cuba, Don Juan de Austria, 1 i-j. Cn Luzon, General Lezo, tho Duero, C)rrro, "eia-co, Mindanao, one -transport a.u the water-battery at Cavite. The squadron is uninjured, and only a few men Were slightly wounded. The only means of telegraphing is to the American Consul at Hongkong. 1 shall communicate with him. " DEWEY." The second read: " Cavite, May 4. " I have taken possession of naval sta tion at C.'ivite on.philippine Islands. Have destroyed the fortifications at bay entrance, paroling garrison. I control bay complete ly, and cm take city at any time. The squadron in excellent health and spirits. Spanish loss not fully known, but very heavy. f On? hundred and fifty killed, including Captain of Reina Christina. 1 am assisting in proK-cting Spanish sick and wounded. Two huirJrod and fifty sick and wounded in hosiita! within our lines. Much excite- j incut at Manila. Will protect foreien resi dents. DEWEY." Admiral Montejo, the Spanish Admiral, was compelled to escape in a small boat to tho Isla de Cuba, another of the Span ish vessels, and as soon as his flag was hoisted the guns of the American fleet were turned on it, and in a few minutes it was destroyed. The Admiral was again forced to es cape in a small boat. The defenses of Ma nila and its batteries, as well as those of Cavite, were silenced and beaten to the ground by the rain of shot and shell. SPANISH GUNNERS EXCITED. The marksmanship of the Spanish gun ners seemed to be wild from the outset, and meanwhile the main ships of the American squadron were pouring a deadly fire, doing great execution both in the Spanish fleet and in the Cavite fortifica tions on land. The American cruiser Baltimore, at one period of the engagement, received the brunt of the enemy's fire, and suffered the most of any vessel in the American squad ron. From five, to 10 of the enemy's shots took, effect on the Baltimore, but none of her officers or crew were seriously hurt. As soon as the Spanish Admiral left the Reina Maria Christina and boarded the Isla do Cuba the fire was directed at tho (Continued ou second paxe.) Appointments of Major-Generals anri Other Officers Seven Army Corps Decided UponFirst Militia Organi zation to be Mustered Charleston in Commission, and Will go to Dewey's Assistance. Tho Army. The President, on Wednesday, May it sent in the following nominations, which were immediately confirmed by tho Senate: To be Major-Generals Brig.-Gen. Joseph C. Breckinridge, Inspector-General United States Army; Brig.-Gen. Elwell S. Otis, United States Army; Brig.-Gen. John J. Coppinger; Brig.-Gen. William R. Shatter; Brig.-Gen. William M. Graham; Brig.-Gen. James F. Wade; Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Mcr riam; James II. Wilson, of Delaware; Fitz hugh Lee, of Virginia; William J. Sewell, of New -rsey; Joseph Wheeler, of Ala bama. Colonels to be Brigadier-Generals Thomas M. Anderson. 14th Inf.; Charles E. Compton, 4th Cav.; Abraham K. Arnold, 1st Cav.; John S. Poland, 17th Inf.; John C. Bates, 2d Inf.; Andrew S. Burt, 25th Inf.; Simon Snyder, 19th Inf.; Hamilton S. Haw-, kins, 20th inf.; Royal T. Frank, 1st Art.; Jacob F. Kent, 24th Inf.; Samuel S. Sum ner, 6th Cav.; Francis L. Guenther, 4th Art.; Guy V. Henry, iOtii Cav.; John It Rodgers, 5th Art.; Louis II. Carpenter, 5th Cav.; Samuel B. M. Young, 3d Cav.; Johq M. Bacon, 8th Cav.; Edward B. TOillision 6th Art. Lieutenant-Colonels to be Brigadier-GeneralsHenry W. Lawton, Inspector-General; George M. Randall, 8th Inf.; Theodora Schwan, Assistant Adjutant-General; William Ludlow. Corps of Engineers; Adna R. Chaffee, od Cav.; George W. Davis, 14th Inf.; Alfred E. Bates, Deputy Paymaster General. Subsistence Department Col. Charles Patrick Eagan, to be Commissary General of Subsistence, with rank of Brigadier General. Gen. Jos. Wheeler was the first of tha new Generals to report for duty, and ha mustered in. He was also the first ex Confederate officer to receive a commis sion in the United States Army. Later Gens. Fitzhugh Lee and J. C. Breckinridge and Lieut.-Col. Roosevelt reported, and were sworn in. Lieut.-Col. Roosevelt was ' subjected to a searching physical exarai- nation before being accepted. Gen. Lee- said that the staff officers of his command have not been determined upon finally. The chances of Mr. Algernon, Sartoris, a grandson of Gen. U. S. Grant,. j ff,one o the, stafr appointments are said to' be very good an order dividinir tho Retrulars and vol . teers into seven corps to be numbered e . sccutiyely from one to seven-. The c j position of the corps and their comma ' v j. ..v. j , ..am-j v. ,jv a . v. v... j ers.wm be announced, iater. " is generally understood that L juyer, vu., iiuuuw, vja., uuiuhiuuhu, Tenh.. Richmond. Va.. and Long Islai.-, N. Y.,'have been selected as places for tho mobilization of the volunteer army. The Navy. The cruiser Charleston has been formally placed in commission, at Vellejo, Cal., and her crew of 200 men with 30 marines aro now on board. Immediately upon the ar rival of the City of Pekin at San Francisco she will be brought to Mare Island Navy yard and docked. It is stated that she 13 to take 4,000 tons of coal, besides large Quantities of ammunition and provisions, to Manila. When the Pekin reaches tho shipfitters. coppersmiths, and blacksmiths to go to the Philippines on the Pekin to re pair our damaged warships. Assistant Naval Constructor Capps. has been de tached from the Union Iron Works and ' ordered to go in charge of the men. Ma chinery, tools, and appliances for the re pair of vessels will be taken on the Pekin. The cruiser Minneapolis has returned to Commodore Schley's squadron, and the New Orleans has joineel it. These addi tions make a squadron of exceptional fighting ability. The New Orleans as a fighting ship is superior to the Columbia, which was detached, and the Scorpion, with her splendid armament, helps fill out a squadron that will give a good account ol itself. Commodore Watson has taken com mand of the Key West division of Admiral Sampson's fleet. He arrived on the Olivet to-day and immediately went on board the cruiser Cincinnati, where he hoisted his flag. The release of the French steamer Lafayette, in compliance with orders re ceived from Washington, was his first official act. Capt. H. Glass has been detached from the Navy-yard, Mare Island, where he was in command 01 the Pensacola, and assigned to command the Charleston. This cruiser will convoy the supply expedition to Com modore Dewey at Manila. The following officers have been ordered to report on board the Charleston for duty: Passed Ass't Surg. A. Farenholt, from Naval Hospital, at Mare Island; Paymaster's Cleric F. M. Phillips, Surg. F. Rogers, Lieut. Com mander Blocklinger, from Mare Island; Lieut. W. S. Brannereuther and Lieut. P. M. Bostwick, from the Mare Island Yard; Naval Cadet C L. Leiper. from the Frank lin; Acting Carpenter J. H. Gill, from Mare Island Yard; Naval Cadet II. O. Bisset, from the Vermont; Lieut- C R. Slocum, from the Patterson; Chief Engineer R. W. Gait, trom the Mare Island Yard; Lieut. R. E. Coontz, from the Patterson: Passed Ass't Eng. J. S. McKenn, from the Alba tross, and Naval Cadet A. W. Marshall, from the Vermont. The cruiser Newark will soon sail from Newport News, Va., to join the blockading squadron. The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul,, under command of Capt. Sigsbee, is no.v at sea. It is believed she is to do scout and cruise duty. The Volunteers. Provision is made in the Volunteer army act for the appointment of the officers who are to compose the staffs of corps, division, and brigade commanders. The President has the option of appointing these officers from civil life, or he may assign to such places officers from the Regular Army, or from the militia in the service of the United States. Naturally, it is expected that the President will consult with the commanders in many instances as to the members com posing their staffs. The appointments to be made under the Volunteer ace nuxber in all about T.0O. College men and cow boys, Eastern ath letes, and Western veterans are all to servo side by side in Roosevelt's regiment of Rough Riders. v It is to be a regiment in which the best men will get to the top by fighting. There will be no favoritism, and no discrimination. These cavalrymen will carry a rifle, a revolver and probably a machete instead of a saber. The uniform will be of brown canvas, with canvas leg gings and shoes, and the Regular Army slouched hat. Thus equipped, it hopes to go forth to battle in Cuba very soon. It i m'm'-&J.i.itV!S,L -tStrfTT-SSj;,- g.' ' &i?j$: .-a33yc3ffrg &x-k- -, . ? j. .-: ... r-. -: - t i- ',. g-agrarat: &; - Z ;- J&i&rfy Jr,HL. ? ,1'Vi c . '