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Claimed Toral Did Not Receive Author
ity to Capitulate.
MADRID, July 81.—A semi-official
note lias been published explaining
the circumstances from a Spanish
standpoint of the surrender of San
tiago de Cuba. It declares that the
letter which Gen. Toral "is alleged to
have written to Gen. Shatter" is
apocryphal, as the telegraph version
"contains a statement which it is im
possible for Gen. Toral to have made,
because it is untrue that his govern
ment authorized him to capitulate."
The note continues: "What happened
•was that the minister of war received
two telegrams from Gapt. Gen. Blanco.
The first dispatch described Gen*
Toral's position, which was most
pitiful because of the want of
provisions and ammunition. It also
detailed the enemy's proposals. In
the second telegram General Bianco
gave the terms of the capitula
tion and requested instructions. The
war minister replied to both by telling
Gen. Blanco to leave every initiative
to Gen. Toral, for it was impossible to
recommend any other line of conduct.
Gen. Toral accordingly acted as he
thought advisable and would explain
before a court martial the motives that
induced him to capitulate."
Spanlih Force* at Caimanera Give Up
and Haul Down Their Flag.
CAMP MCCALLA, July 20, via Playa
del Este, Guantanamo Bay.—A launch
from the Marbleheari went up the bay
to Vertcaya del Voro, opposite Cai
manera, and gave formal notice to the
Spanish commander of the surrender
of General Toral's troops, together
with the conditions of the capitulation
of Santiago. A limited time was fixed
for hauling down the Spanish flag
floating over Caimanera. The Amer
ican officer also gave notice that if the
Spanish gunboat Sandoval was dis
abled in any way, or if any arms,
ammunition, public buildings or the
barrack at Caimanera or Guantanamo
•were destroyed, the Spaniards would
not be treated as prisoners of war.
Later the flag was hauled down. From
Spanish sources it is learned that the
total force in Guantanamo aqd
Caimanera is about 5,000 men, of which
number, however, only about 3,000 are
fit for service, the others being dis
abled by sickness or wounds.
Starred Santiago Citizen* Hall With De
I light the Red Cross Steamer.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 18, via King­
ston, Jamaica, July 19.—The Red Cross
society's steamer State of Texas, ar
rived yesterday at 6 o'clock in the aft
ernoon, and this morning at daybreak
Dr. Elwell, who was in charge of the
work of unloading,
secured eight stores
in the heart of the city and one large
shed on the dock, engaged eighty stev
edores and began to unload the steam
er. She had 1,400 tons of provisions
on board. The distribution began at
3 o'clock, allowing a pound and a half
of rations to each citizen. When the
unloading began, crowds of half-starv
ed citizens rushed to the docks, fight
ing, trampling one another under foot,
breaking open cases and stealing the
supplies. Finally a picket of troops
was placed on the wharf, refusing ad
mittance to anyone. Each applicant
was furnished with a ration ticket,
supplied by the local commissioners,
with General McKibbin's endorsement.
Strained Relations Between Uncle Sam's
Forces and the Cubans.
I SANTIAGO, July 20.—The fact im­
pressed more and more every day on
the American officers and men is the
increasing strained relations between
the Americans and Garcia's Cubans.
Indeed, the situation has now reached
a point where there is practically no
communication between the armies
and their relations border on those of
hostilities rather than allies. The
Cubans were particularly angered by
Shafter's refusal to allow the Cubans
to enter Santiago when it surrendered,
in order to prevent them from looting
it, as they did Baiquiri, Siboney and
El Caney. The American officers and
men no longer conceal their contempt
for allies who will neither fight nor
work. That Garcia is displeased with
the turn of affairs is shown by the fact
that he declined Shafter's invitation to
assist in the surrender of Santiago.
Will Come Down Gracefully.
"VANCOUVER, B. C., July 21.—Accord­
ing to advices brought from Hong
Kong by the "Empress of India," the
chief news is that Manila is ready to
surrender. Not that it is going to vol
nntarily capitulate before it is com
pelled to. but that the backbone of
resistance is unquestionably broken,
and upon a real show of intentions to
bombard the town, it will haul down
the Spanish flag.
The Pelayo Damaged.
MARSEILLES, July 20.—A -steamer,
which has just arrived reports that she
sighted, off the coast of Tunis, the
Spanish fleet commanded by Admiral
Camara. As the steamer passed the
battleship Pelayo a column of smoke
suddenly issued from her, and from
the fact that a cruiser had to take the
Pelayo in town, it is evident that the
most powerful warship of Spain lias
been damaged.
Decline to Surrender.
MADRID, July 21.—General Parreja,
Spanish commander at Guantanamo,
refuses to be included in the capitula
tion of Santiago. Under the Spanish
code a commander can only surrender
the troops under liis immediate com
mand. Consequently it
.is claimed the
surrender includes only the troops
actually at Santiago.
Looking to Peaee.
PARIS, July 21.—The Temps says:
"Dispatches which have been received
late this afternoon lead us to believe
•emi-official communications have been
exchanged between Spain and the
States with the vlewof sound
United States on the terns of
The Temps' Madrid corres-
State Treasurer Invites Bids on State
DES MOISES, .1 uly 22.—Thecondition
of the state treasury is suck that mon
ey to meet current expenses will be
needed during the fall aud winter
months. State Treasurer Ilcrriott has
dedided to take advantage of the new
law, which permits the sale of war
rants. In the past, when the treasury
has been short of funds, warrants pre
sented have been stamped, "not paid
for want of funds," and have borne 0
per cent interest. Under the new ar
rangement, warrants will be sold in
bulk at the lowest interest rate obtain
able. A circular has just been issued
by the state treasurer calling for bids
on blocks of not less than 810,000 at a
stipulated rate of interest not to ex
ceed 5 per cent.
Severe Thunder Storm Visits the Southern
I'art of Howard.
EI.MA, July 20.—A very severe elect-
ric storm accompanied by high winds
passed over this section of the state,
causing loss of life and doing consider
able damage to property. Lightning
struck the farm house of John Beaver,
four miles from Elma. and instantly
killed Mrs. Beaver and one daughter,
aged fourteen, shocked and burned a
second child. Fearful of the storm,
Mrs. Beaver had taken her children to
the c#llar and they were there when
the lightning struck. As stated, two
were killed outright, and another
daughter rendered unconscious. The
child is still In a precarious condition,
the body being frightfully burned by
the electric current.
A Practical Test of Iowa Newspapers.
DES MOIXES, July 20.—The Haulen
beek Advertising Agency, of New
York, has just placed a single adver
tising order for S700,000 worth of ad
vertising for one large eastern concern.
It started in by selecting the leading
daily in each of 35 states, giving a big
order to each. The paper selected for
Iowa was the Des Moines Daily News,
which received a magnificent order iu
four figures. The News is gaining
with marvelous rapidity. It is the
only daily newspaper in the world sold
for Si a year. Its rate for six months
is 75 cents three months, 50 cents one
month, 25 cents.
Infant Son of Mr. Marsh Suffocated
a Pillow.
DES MOINES, July 21.—A frightful
fatality occurred at the residence of
Mr. Marsh, of South Des Moines. The
5-months-old son, Mearl J., was
smothered to death by a pillow. 51
Marsh had left it nicely cared for in
the bed on arising at about 8 o'clock.
She thought the little one was sleep
ing longer than usual and went in at
10 a. m., when she was horrified to
find the child dead. Its head was cov
ered by the pillow and no doubt exists
that it was simply suffocated.
Bridge Tax is Valid.
Siorx CITY, July 20.—Judge Wake
field, of the district court, has decided
that the tax voted by the citizcns of
Sioux City to aid in the construction
of a combination bridge over the Mis
souri river at Sioux City, is legal and
constitutional. Unless reversed by the
supreme court this case will put $300,
000 into the hands of the Combination
Bridge Company, which is the tmount
derived from the 2 per cent special tax.
The question has been in litigation in
the Iowa courts since 1895, and its out
come has been watched by lawyers and
railway men.
The Case Must be Tried.
DES MOIXES, July 21.—Judge Wool
son decided practically that the famous
libel suit of the American Book Com
pany against George A. Gates, presi
dent of Grinnell college, would prob
ably have to be tried. lie overruled a
demurrer of the defense to the petition
of the company and gave President
Gates until September 1 to file his for
mal answer to the plaintiff's petition.
The Flfty-Urst Iowa's Future.
SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., July 19.—The
Fifty-first Iowa regiment goes to
Manila soon. It is generally under
stood that it will go on the Scandia,
just accepted at Washington. The
regiment will move to the Presidio as
soon as the water main is laid. The
sickness is increasing in Camp Merritt.
and the hospital is full. The weather
is cold.
Iowa Signal Corps to Porto Rico.
WASHINGTON, July 20.—Orders have
been issued sending the Iowa Volun
teer Signal Corps, commanded by
Captain Frank Lyman, and known as
the Twelfth Signal company, to Chick
amaugua, Georgia. It is expected that
the company will leave with General
Brooke for Porto Rico at once.
Randall Postoffice Burglarized.
RANDALL, July 21.—The postoffice at
this place was broken into and the safe
blown open. About $20 in money and
a large quantity of stamps were secur
ed. The robbery was not discovered
until the next morning when the post
master opened the office. There is no
clue to the robbers.
Hunting Accident.
ROLFE, July 20.—Edward Iverson,
who lived five miles north of Rolfe,
started fishing, carrying a gun with
him. In crawling through a wire
fence and pulling the gun after him,
the gun was discharged in some way.
The load entered his stomach, killing
him instantly.
Five Men Escaped.
OSKALOOSA, July 19.—Five persons,
Bert and Monroe Wilson, Fred Mason,
F. A. Roberts and Nick Brewermeister,
broke jail. They cut two iron bars an
inch in diameter with a fine steel
Iowa Soldier Dies.
CAMP CUBA LIBRE, Jacksonville, Fla.,
July 20.—William J. Black, quarter
master sergeant of Company H, Fifti
eth Iowa Volunteers is dead. He had
hem side with typhoid fever for two
weeks, fliajboine was at Chariton, la.
Caused the Ruin of Two Young Sisters,
WAUKON, July 21.— James Sullivan,
wanted for four years by the authori
ties of Allamakee county, has been
captured and brought to this place.
Sullivan is au incarnate fiend and has
seven indictments hanging over him.
Two of these indictments charge him
with incest, the victims being his sis
ters, who. at the time the indictments
were returned, were 15 and 12 years of
age. The parents of the Sullivans
have been dead for some years and the
two girls had no one to properly care
for them. They lived with their broth
er in Waukon. Not until the older
girl was in a delicate condition did
their brother's eriine become known.
The girl, when persuaded to reveal the
identity of the author of her ruin,
named her brother as the guilty oue.
Then all the facts became known and
the horrible tale included the younger
sister as his victim also. The inhuman
brother disappeared when his crimes
became known and successfully eluded
all efforts to locate his whereabouts.
The elder girl gave birth to a baby
girl, which is still living. Finally the
sheriff learned that Sullivan was
working on a farm near Ryan, Dela
ware county, and he has just been
taken into custody.
Commercial State Hank of MArshalltown
Couldn't Withstand a Ran.
MAKSJIALLTOWX. July 22.—The doors
of the Commercial State Bank have
been closed until the state bank exam
iner has finished his examination.
President Lacev said a run had been
made on the bank owing to reports cir
culated principally by stockholders,
and that the bank was not in condition
to stand a run. He said depositors
would be paid in full, but the stock
holders would be small losers. The
bank will probably be reorganized and
continue business.
Flfty-ilrst Iowa May Go.
SAX FRANCISCO, July 22.—The Fifty
first Iowa volunteers have, in all like
lihood, been selected to go to Manila
on the transport Arizona, the last of
the transports secured. A detail of
men was ordered to take rations, pro
ceed to the steamer for the purpose of
guarding it and preventing any of the
Chinese crew from going ashore.
1'rolmbly 1'utully Stabbed.
CEDAR RAPIDS, July 20.—Adolph
Somnierbeek, IS years old, interceded
in behalf of a little boy whom Ilayden
Franks, who was intoxicated, had
knocked down. Franks turned on
Sommerbeek. and during the fight that
ensued stabbed Sommerbeek in the
chest, inflicting what will probably
prove to be a fatal wound. Franks
made his escape and is still at large.
Flro at Decorah.
DECOKAH. .lulv 21.—At10o'clock p. m.
the Grand Opera House was discovered
to be on fire and it took a stubborn
figlitto gain control of the flames. The
walls of the building a.-c intact and it
is not thought the floors are damaged,
still the loss will be considerable. The
insurance was S10.000 and this sum
will scarcely cover the loss.
A PostofHce Robbed.
LAUREL, June 21.—The Laurel post
office was entered by burglars. The
safe was blown open and something
over §100 worth of stamps and about
S20 in cash stolen.
Avoid the Impurities
of surface watei and sewragc, which
breed fevers, diphtheria and malaria.
Drink Colfax Mineral Water. Colfax
Mineral Water Co.. Colfax. la.
Joe Burns, assistant postmaster at
Cedar Falls, had his right hand terri
bly lacerated In' the explosion of a
giant firecracker during the celebra
tion of the capture of Santiago.
At Farmiugton a few nights ago
in a saloon row. Push Reece and Geo.
Hatter, colored, were shot and killed
by Arinel Freed. A feud existed be
tween Hatter and Freed. Reece was
a bystander. Freed claims he acted in
The first criminal case of violation
of the new icvenue law by express
companies was tried at Ottumwa re
cently before United States Commis
sioner Hunter. The express officials
were held to the federal grand jury for
exacting pay for revenue stamps on
express receipts from shippers.
Contrary to the usual custom of
awarding contracts to the lowest bid
der the United States government
recently awarded a big contract for
rubber boots and shoes to the highest
bidder, owing to the manifest supe
riority of the grade submitted by the
successful bidder, Geo. Watkinson &
Co., Philadelphia, manufacturers of
the "Thistle" brand of footwear.
Bentley & Olmsted, wholesale boot
and shoe dealers of Des Moines, re
cently received a request from the
United States army officials at Chicago
to submit bids to the government for
50,000 pairs of shoes. The same firm
recently furnished 5.000 pairs of shoes
to the army, and they were so satisfac
tory that the request was made for a
bid on the larger order, which is in
all probability the largest order ever
bid on by an Iowa firm.
At Mason City recently Justice Cum
mings bound Mrs. Lottie Hughes,
charged with the murder of her hus
band, over to the grand jury and fixed
the bonds at 84.000. The preliminary
hearing occupied four days, but in
accordance with the request of attor
neys for the defense has been conducted
behind closed doors. Consequently
nothing is known as to the nature of
the evidence offered, aside from state
ments of attorneys and witnesses that
it was sensational in the extreme.
Des Moines dispatch: The people of
Des Moines have subscribed more than
81,000,000 to the new war loan. How
much over that amount has been sub
scribed it is impossible at this time to
ascertain, but the amount is probably
very much larger. It is known, how
ever, that through the banks exactly
$929,500 has been subscribed and with
the possible exception of $100,000 of
this amount, most of it was subscribed
by individuals in amounts ranging
from 8100 to 836,000. A large propor
tion of the money offered in payitont
for the war bonds was not drawn Jwm
the banks, but represents wealth
hoarded in waiting for opportunity for
absolutely safe investment
the Gazette, BlandimvMe, 111.
The wife of the Rev. A. R. Adams, pnsto*
of the Bedford Christion Cburoh at Blan
dinsviUe, 111., was for years compelled to
live a life of torture from disease. Her
case baffled the physicians, but today she
is alive nnd well and tells the story of her
recovery as follows:
"About six years ago," said Mrs. Adams,
"I weighed about 140 pounds, but niv
health began to fail and I lost flesh. My
food did not agree with me and felt like a
stono in my stomach. 1 began to bloat all
over until I thought I had dropsy.
"I hud pains and soreness in my left side
•whicli extended cloar across my back and
also into the region of my heart. During
these spells a hard ridee would appear in
the left side of my stomach and around
the left side.
••These attacks left me sore and ex
hausted. All last summer I was so nervous
that the children laughing and playing
nearly drove me wild. I suiFered also
female troubles and doctored with ten dif
ferent physicians without receiving any
"My husband having read in the news
paper of Dr.
for Pale Peo
ple, induced
me to try
them. I be
an a in
them last
but experi
enced no re
lief until I
ha a
six boxes. I
am now tak
ing the elev-
My Husband Read. enth box and
have been greatly benefited.
"I was also troubled with nervous pros
tration and ntimbne6sof my right arm and
hand BO that at times I could hardly endure
the pain, but that has all-passed away. I
now have a good appetite and am able to
do my own wcrk. Have done more this
summer than in the past four yearsput
together. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People cured mo, and I think it my duty to
let other sufferers know it"
Hundreds of equally remarkable cases
have been cured by Dr. W illiams' Pink Pills.
Sheep thrive better in a pasture
where moles are numerous, The mole
holes serve to drain the land.
Something About an Attractive Pleasure
Trip aud tlow to Make It.
The famous Canadian corporation,
the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation
Company, has issued a Guide Book, en
titled "Niagara to the Sea," which
may be had by writing to the general
offices of the company, 288 St. Paul
street, Montreal, Canada, and which
anyone who may be thinking of mak
ing a pleasure trip through Lower
Canada this summer will find it ad
vantageous to consult. The handsome
and commodious steamboats of the
company traverse a route which for
picturesque beauty and historic inter
est is not surpassed, is barely equaled
by any water highway in the world.
Toronto, the western terminus of tho
line, a handsome, prosperous, bustling
city, in itself is well worth a visit, is
easily and expeditiously reached from
Niagara Falls, and from there the sail
across Lake Ontario and down the St.
Lawrence River, past Kingston, Brock
ville, Prescott and Cornwall and other
well-known places to Montreal aud
Quebec Is distinguished by a varied
and abiding charm.
The tourist passes among the far
famed Thousand Islands, and, although
he must not expect to see the best of
them from the deck of the boat, he will
be able to get an Idea of the secret of
their singular attractiveness. If the
season is propitious—that is, during
the months of July and August—he
will experience the peculiar sensation
known only to those who have shot the
Lachine and the Long Sault Rapids,
and when he reaches Montreal he will
find himself in a city which combines
many of the graces of the Old World
with all the energetic progressiveness
of the new. Should he continue his
journey to Quebec, he will feel as
though he had crossed the Atlantic and
arrived at some ancient European cap
ital. Montreal is In most things as
modern as New York, but Quebec, al
though by no means wanting in the
conveniences of life, seems to belong
to a bygone century and to another
world. It Is essentially foreign an all
the varied aspects of its life.
From Quebec it is but a short jour
ney to the Saguenay River, which, in
the wild and awful sublimity of its
environment, is beyond compare.
Poet—''Poets,sir,are born,not made."
Publisher—"That's right: lay the
blame on your father nnd mother.''
A Valuable Dictionary.
Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago: "Every
promise made by the publishers has
been fully redeemed. It is, indeed, a
grand book. That there is a
drift conservative yet real toward the
simpler forms of spelling lias neen
recognized throughout the work...
See display advertisement of how to
obtain the Standard Dictionary by
making a small payment down the re
mainder in Installments.
The seacoast line of the globe is
somputed to be about 130,000 miles.
Blood-Clean Ing.
Houso-clcaniug is a duty in every well'
regulated household. People don't wait
until the filth becomes painfully apparent,
but it stands to reason that in every day
use more or less dust or dirt accumulate.
It is so with the human blood. From the
enormous variety of eotables taken into
the stomach, a quantity of useless ma
terial is bound to accumulate iu tho blood
and clog tho free and wholesome flow in
the vessels. Every person should from
time to time hnve a "blood-cleaning" and
the best cleanser and blood purifier is
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Epping forest is the largest public
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Clean blood makes a clean skin. No
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and that sickly bilious
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Cascarets,—beauty for teu cents. AU drug
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The empire of Japan comprises about
4.000 rocky islands.
Wheat 40 Cents a Bushel.
How to grow wheat with big profit at 40
cents and samples of Salzer's Red Cross (SO
Bushels per acre) Winter Wheat, Rye, Oats,
Clovers, etc., with Farm Seed Catnloijue
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Crosse, Wis.
Every man has just as much vanity
as he wants understanding.—Pope.
For a perfect complexion and a clear,
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SOAP. Bold everywhere.
la Scotland, at one time, capital pun
ishment was by drowning.
To Care Constipation Forever,
Take Cescam's Cudr Cathartio. 10c or lit
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Madrid A«in-» of Widespread Carlist
LONDON', July 22.—The Madrid cor­
respondent of the Standard says:
"The government continues to re
ceive from civil and military authori
ties in many provinces alarming in
formation as to Carlist preparations.
Anns and ammunition have been intro
duced, by many mountain passes into
Navarro, Aragon and Catalonia, it is
supposed with the connivance of the
local authorities on both sides of the
frontier. The Carlist agents and lead
ers know that they can act with a cer
tain amount o£ impunity, because, so
long as the pretender and his repre
sentatives and newspapers in Madrid
patrioticalty disclaim all intention of
disturbing1 the peace during the war
with the United States, they feel cer
tain that Sanor Sacjastn and the au
thorities will not dare to arrest or mo
lest Curlists. They also assume that
Senor Sagasta cannot afford to affront
a large section of the people and risk
civil war, when his hands are so full.
In some few places, however, the mili
tary governor has suppressed the Carl
ist newspapers and warned the Carlist
juntas that stronger measures will be
taken if they persist in agitations.
Tlip Carlists in Madrid say that the
first risings will occur in western, cen
tral and Southern Spain, their ancient
strongholds, in order to show the ex
tent and power of their organization."
geml-Officlal Statement as -to the Fature
of New Possessions.
WASHINGTON, July 21.—An authori­
tative declaration has been made that
Porto Rico will beheld as a permanent
possession of this country as a price of
the war. The subjoined is practically
an official statement made to the As
sociated Press: ''Porto Rico will be
kept by the United States. That is
settled and has been the plan from the
first. Once taken it will never be re
leased. It will pass forever iuto the
hands of the United States. There
never lias been any other thought. Its
possession will go toward making up
the heavy expense of the war to the
United States. Our flag, once run up
there, will float over the island per
manently."' The same authority says
the future of the Philippines is a mat
ter of dcvelopement that so far there
is no certain policy finally adopted re
garding these islands. They arc sub
ject to developments in the war situa
tion in the Pacific. It was intimated,
however, though not definitely assert
ed. that theLadrone islands might fol
low the fate of Porto Rico and become
our permanent possession, being valu
able as a coaling and supply station
for our ships when en route to eastern
To Transport Spanish Troops.
Wasiiisotox, July 21.—Arrange­
ments have been concluded by the
government for the transportation of
the Spanish prisoners at Santiago
from Cuba to Spain. The contract was
awarded to the Spanish Trans
Atlantique Company. The company
agrees to carry the prisoners from
Cuban ports to .Spain at the rate of S20
for each enlisted man and S55 for each
commissioned officer, subsistence to be
furnished by the company on the army
ration basis as provided for in
the government advertisement for
bids. The award provides als-j
that the company shall have
enough ships at Santiago to complete
the transportation of the prisoners in
21 days. On the basis of 24,000 enlist
ed men and 1.000 oflieer, it willl cost
the government 8535,000 to transport
the prisoners. The ships will fly the
colors ot Spain and will be manned,
probably entirely, by Spanish crews.
Another Irene Incident.
Loxnox, July 10.—Ilong Kong cor
respondent of. the Daily Mail says:
United States Consul Wildman informs
me that as the German cruiser Irene
was passing Marivcles, off Manila, the
other day, the United States gunboat
Hugh McCulloch was sent after her to
ask her to stop. As the Irene refused
to obey a shell was sent across her
bows and a .small boat went to discover
what she was doing. The German ad
miral protested and insisted that Ger
man ships had a right to enter the
harbor without being-searched, a claim
which Admiral Dewey declined to rec
ognize. It is reported that Admiral
von Diedriclis. who is, in command of
the German squadron at Manila, inter
viewed Captain Chichester, of the
IJritish cruiser Immortalite, as to what
he would do if the Germans interfered
with the bombardment of Manila.
Captain Chichester replied that only
himself and Admiral Dewey knew that.
Havana and Ttlnneo Isolutert.
WASHINGTON. July 21.—Gen. A. W.
Greeley, chief signal officer, cabled in
struction to his officcs in Santiago to
seal up and place a guard over three
cable lines connecting Santiago with
C'ienfuegos, whence, by a land line,
communication is established with Ha
vana. (ien. Greely has just been in
formed that his orders have been car
ried into effect. The closing of the
C'ienfuegos cables absolutely isolates
Havana and Gen. Illanco from Madrid.
Blanco's only means of communicating
with the Madrid government is by the
Key West cable, which is under the
strictest censorship by the government
of the United States. As a result of
the scaling up of the Santiago-Cien
fnegos cables, several cipher dispatch
es passing between Gen. Blanco and
the Spanish government hnve drifted
into this country. It is scarcely nec
essary to say that they dul not reach
their destination.
Second Expedition Arrives at .Manila.
WASHINGTON, July 22.—Admiral
Dewey announces the arrival of the
second fleet of transports—the Zea
landia, Colon and Senator, which
sailed from San Francisco June 15
with 3,586 men.
Bryan Starts for Jacksonville.
OMAHA, July 19.—Col. Wm. J. Brvan
and the Third Nebraska infantry
started for Jacksonville yesterday.
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What Is doing On In and Around Uncle
Sam's New Possession.
Santiago, July 22.—Lieutenant
Miley, of General Shafter's staff, has
left here with a t-roop of the Second
cavalry, mounted, to make the rounds
of the entire military district of San
tiago for the purpose of receiving the
formal surrender of the Spanish forces,
lie goes first to San Luis, where there
arc about 4,500 of the enemy's troops.
He will then receive the surrender, in
order, of 800 men at Cobrc, 1,200 at
Catalonia, 2,500 at Guantanamo and
3,500 at Baracax A total of 20,000
Spaniards are. expected to yield their
arms to this one troop of cavalry. To
reach Baracao Lieutenant Miley will
be compelled to ride straight across
the island to the northern coast, led
by a Cuban guide. He will ride under
a white flag for protection, but (ien.
Toral has sent members of his staff
ahead to notify the post commanders
of ttie terms of surrender.
The wound of Gen. Linares is much
more serious than reported. Ilis left
arm has been amputated and he is in a
scriotis condition.
The readiness and avidity with
which the storekeepers accept green
backs is remarkable.
General Shafter's orders to close all
the rum shops has had the effect ol
keeping the city quiet and peaceful.
Many of the Spanish soldiers are
anxious to become American citizens
and are applying for naturalization
The useable ammunition of the
Spanish troops was exhausted before
the surrender, as the 2,000,000 car
tridges found in the magazines of San
tiago do not fit tho Mauser rifles.
At the battle of El Caney, our cas
ualties exceeded those of the Span
iards. While they had 400 men killed
to our 200, they had only 500 men
wounded to our 1,500. The list of the
wounded has been increased since to
over 2,000 men, who are lying in the
Principe Alfonso, Mercedes and other
hospitals here.
Wants to Know Whether the Countries
Are ut Pcaco or War.
NKW YORK, July 20.—The World's
Manila special of uly 14, by the way
of Ilong Kong, China, says. "Admiral
Dewey sent a message to the German
admiral recently to inquire whether
America and Germany are at peace or
war. If they are at peace lie demand
ed that the German warships pursue a
different course. If they are at war
he wantc 1 to know it, so he could gov
ern himself accordingly. Dewey was
prompted to send this peremptory
message by the action of the German
cruiser Irene in preventing the insur
gent attack upon the Spanish garrison
at Subig bay, which greatly displeased
him. Admiral Von Diedriclis, in com
mand of the Germrn fleet in the Pacif
ic, returned a vei-bal answer which was
apologetic in tone to Dewey, stating
that he objected to the Americans
stopping a German ship which had
been in the bay once and had been
visited. The German ships have made
a practice of coming into Manila and
then making trips outside the bay,
cruising among the islands and return
ing in two or three days. The German
contention is that a ship should not be
stopped after the first time. Admiral
Dewev replied that Manila was a
blockaded port and that he would con
tinue to have all ships communicated
with when he desired, whether on the
first or the hundredth time of entering
the bay. The German admiral
responded, still objecting and saying
that he would submit the question to
the senior ofliccrs of his other war
So Says New Story From Madrid—J'lgtit
to the Knd.
MAmui), July 19.—Defense works
are being actively pushed at all the
Spanish ports. It is supposed that the
American peace terms greatly excited
he public. The opinion is expressed
among the people that war to the
death would be preferable to the ruin
of Spain.
WASHINGTON, July 19.—It is learned
that the government docs not look for
peace overtures from Spain before the
fall of Havana. It is understood the
policy of the president will be to post
pone the Havana campaign until fall,
and the belief exists in high official
circles that Spain will put off the in
evitable until the last stronghold in
Cuba is lost before making an effort
for a cessation of hostilities.
Surrendered 22,789 Men.
WASHINGTON, July 20.—The war de
partment has received a dispatch from
Gen. Shafter saying that the roster of
prisoners was handed in by General
Toral. The total showed 22,789 men.
Shafter's dispatch added that the pris
oners turned over to him far exceeded
in numbers the strength of his own
army. Gen. Shafter asked the war de
partment to hurry forward a few regi
ments of immunes for service at San
tiago, in order to have the minimum
danger of infection from the fever
which prevails there.
Three Hundred Fever Cases.
WASHINGTON, July 19.—Official ad­
vices from Santiago place the entire
number of fever cases at 300 or less.
The surgeon general considers the sit
uation less serious than feared. In
formation from Santiago says General
Duffield, whose condition has been
open to much doubt, is down with a
mild case of yellow fever. There is no
apprehension, as the attack is yielding
readily to treatment.
Admiral Cervera and about forty
Spanish officers were recently brought
to Annapolis by the cruiser St. Louis
and are now prisoners of war within
the historic precincts of the United
States naval academy.
The cruiser Harvard with a thou
sand prisoners from Ccrvera's fleet ar
rived at Portsmouth, N. H., recently.
Nearly half on board were ill, eighty
seriously. Seven died on the way. All
the patients are victims ol malarial
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