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If you want to invest your money profitably you will therefore put your advertisements in such a paper as The Evening Star, that is read regularly and thoroughly by everybody worth reaching. The Star is the recognized household and family journal of the National Capital, and has no rival as an advertising med ium. Ensip Bailey and Foot Men Killed at Cardenas, Ma. LIEUT. BERHADOD WAS WOUNDED i Tie Loss fas MM in en Eiapit Witl tie Splsl Yesterday. THE TORPEDO BOAT WINSLOff HARD HIT. Cruiser Wilmington and Gunboat Hudson Were Also Engaged in the Fight. SPANISH SHORE BATTERIES SILENCED Ensign Worth Bagley and four /nen of the torpedo boat \V inslow were killed in a fight with Spanish gunboats and shore batteries in Car denas harbor yesterday. Several others were wounded, and the boat was badly crippled. A Hong Kong special says the cruiser Concord sunk a Spanish war ship off the port of Iloilo. An unconfirmed special from the Island of Martinique says an Ameri can squadron (supposedly Admiral Sampson's) is bombarding San Juan. Porto Rico. Gen. Merritt will go to the Philip pines as military governor, and a force of 12,000 or 15,000 troops will be sent there. Gen. Miles and his staff will leave for Tampa tonight. A combined land and naval attack will be made on Havana without de lav. Downing, the alleged Spanish spy, committed suicide in his cell at the Washington barracks this morning. There were additional rumors of a concert of European powers to in terfere in the result of the war be tween the 1. nited States and Spain. Germany is represented as the leader of the movement, but this is semi officially denied in Berlin. Vessels coming into the Northern Atlantic pons report having sighted Spanish torpedo lx>ats. and a Ger man steamer claims to have been fired on. KEY WEST, Fla., May 12.?When the Vn'ted States gunboat Hudson came up to the government dock at S o'clock this morn ing the bodies of five dead men were lying on h'-r after de;k. They were the remains of Ensign Worth Fiagley and four members Of the crew of the torpedo boat Winslow. who were killed Ir. an engagement in Car denas harbor yesterday afternoon. Th>; todies were covered by the stars and Biripes. In the cabin of the Hudson was Captain John B. BernadO'i of the Winslow, who Is slightly injured in the left leg, and several others of the Winslowa crew, who were ?lightly wounded. l.iat of tin- Dead. The dead are: Ensign Worth Bagley. John Varveries, oiler. Elijah Tunnell. cabin cook. G. B. Meeka. fir'-man. J. IVnfee. fireman. The engagemert took place Inside the harbor of Cardenas. The gunboat Wilming ton, th~ torpedo boat Winslow and the gun beat Hudson were the only vessels engaged. They entered the harbor for the purpose of attacking some Spanish gunboats which were known to be there. These latter, however, were not discovered by the Amer ican force until the Spaniards opened fir?. The land batteries of Cardt-nas supported the lire of the Spanish gunboats. The engagement commenced at 2:05 p.m. and lasted for about an hour. Ille Wounded. The wounded are: R. E. Cox, gunner's mate. D. McKeon, quartermaster. J. Paterson, fireman. F. Gray. Lieutenant J. Bernadou. All are slightly wounded except Pater son. whose condition is serious. The battle, while It lasted, was terrific. The Wilmington and Hudson were ahead and opened Are on the Spanish boats, which were lying at the docks. The firing began at a range of 3,5<Ki yards. A few minutes later the Winslow came up and also opened fire. In an instant the entire attention of the Spanish gunboats and land batteries was directed upon her. From all sides shot and shell seemed to pour in upon the little torpedo boat. The Wilmington and the Hudson still kept up their fire, but they could not turn aside the terrible storm of fire and death pouring in upon the torpedo boat. The crew of the Winslow, however, never faltered for a sccond. At 2:33 p.m. a solid shot crashed through the hull of the Win slow and knocked out her boiler. In an instant she began to roll and drift help lessly. Moment of Awful Suprnte, Then there was a moment of awful sus pense. A fierce cheer of triumph went up from the Spaniards on the gunboats and in the batteries, and again a storm of lire was opened upon the helpless boat. The gunboat Hudson, which was lying near by, started to the assistance.of the Winslow. She ran alongside the torpedo boat and tried to throw a line to the im periled crew. t p to this time, with the exception of the one shot, which disabled the boiler of the Winslow, the firing of the Spanish gunboats had been wild, but as the Wins low lay rolling in the water, the range grew closer and shells began to explode all about her. It was difficult for the Hudson to get near enough to throw a line to the Wins low's crew, so terrible was the fire all about her. Klui.ll> Got Out u Line. Finally, after trying for about twenty minutes, the Hudson approached near enough to throw a line. Ensign Bagley and six men were stand ing in a group on the. deck of the Winslow. j ?Heave her! Heave her!" shouted Bag- ! ley, as he looked toward the commander of the Hudson and called for a line. ? Don't miss it," shouted an officer from the Hudson, and. with a smile, Bagley! called back: "Let her come It>a gettiag too hot here for comfort." The line was thrown and, at the same instant, a shell burst in the very midst of ? the group of men on board the Winslow. Bagley was instantly killed and a few , Others dropped about him. Half a dozen more fell groaning on the blood-stained ; deck. One of the dead men pitched head long over the side of the boat, but his feet caught in the iron rail and he was hauled back. I?n?Ie? Hit Mildly. Bagley lay stretchcd on the deck with his face completely torn away and the up per part of his body shattered. It was a terrible moment. The torpedo lK.at, disabled and helpless, rolled and swayed under the fury of the fire from the Spanish gunboats. When the shell burst in the group on board the Winslow another Wild shout Of triumph went up from the Spanish boats and batteries, and again a heavy fire was opened on the torpedo boat. Finally the Hudson succeeded in getting a line on board the Winslow and was tow ing her out of the deadly range, when the line parted, and again both boats were at the mercy of the Spanish fire. Only Three Men Left. At p.m. the Hudson managed to get ancther line on the deck of the Winslow, but there were only three men left tlhere at that time to make it fast. The line was finally secured, and the Winslow was towed up to Pedras Island where she was anchored, with her dead and wounded on her deck. Then some men from the Hudson went on board the Wins low and took the most seriously wounded men off. Three who were taken on board (Continued on Second Pagej DOWNING A SUICIDE The Alleged Spanish Spy Takes His Own Life. GUARD FINDS HIM HANGING IN HIS CELL The Prisoner Had Become Dis pirited and Melancholy. EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM The perplexing question as to whether George Downing, the alleged Spanish spy, will be tried by court-martial or not was settled by himself this morning. He com mitted suicide by hanging himself from the cell in which he was, contined at the Washington barracks. The prisoner took a towel, tore it in two. and knotted a silk handkerchief to this. He had fixed the neose so well that the knot was under his left ear when he was found, and life was almost extinct. He was discovered by the sergeant of the guard at 9:22 a.m. He had been seen five minutes previously, sitting on the edge of his bunk reading a maga zine. apparently calm and composed. No papers were allowed him at the barracks, so he spent most of his time in reading magazines. As quickly as possible the sergeant of the guard cut nim down and the officer of the (lay. Lieut. Strong, was notified. Immediately Dr. De Shon was called, and. assisted by members of the hospital corps, he made an attempt to resuscitate Down ing. but he had performed his work well. He died in a few minutes after he was taken down. The body was allowed to rest in the cell until the customary red-tape business was gone through with, when Cor oner Carr was notified by the assistant sec retary of war and it was removed to tho morgue. In a Xcrvous State. As previously stated in The Star, Dow n ing lias been exceedingly dispirited ever since his confinement. He has been trou bled with insomnia anil complained of be ing able to sleep but a few minutes each night. Day before yesterday the charges which had been preferred against him and unuer which he would be tried were given to him. This seemed to have a bad efTect upon him, for he was still more gloomy and morose after this. Only the commanding otficer, Capt. Sage, and the officer of the day were allowed to speak to him. Yesterday Uattery C left the barracks for North Carolina. As the trcops marched past the guard house in which Downing was confined the band played a medley of national airs. This evidently brought up old-time remem brances to the prisoner. He broke down utterly and cried like a child. Lieutenant Strong, who was the officer of the day, went to him and tried to brace him up. "Keep a stiff upper lip, Downing," he told the prisoner. "There is no use giving way." Remembered Hl? Mother. Downing then became communicative. He told the officer that there was little chance of his acquittal, as he had no friends in this country and no relatives. He spoke or a mother in England, with whom he wWhed to communicate. He asked Lieutenant Strong to furnish him with pen. ir.k and paper with which to write her a letter today, and the officer picmlsed to comply, and to see that the letter reaohed his mother, if it contained nothing out of the v.ay. Downing appeared to become more quiet and composed, and the officer left him. This morning Lieut. Strong went to him about li o'clock. Downing said that h? had slept much better last night than he had at any time since his confinement, and he appeared to be In excellent spirits. He ate a hearty oreakfast and seemed much more reconciled to his.position than before. I luler tlte \\ 111eli of All. All of the men detailed about the place were Instructed to watch him when -they were In th? building in which his cell was located. The guard passed by every fifteen minutes and it was also the duty of each one to keep watch over Downing. About twenty minutes after 'J o'clock this morn ing thj guard looked in at the cell and saw the prisoner, as stated, quietly reading a magazine which had been given him. Sus pecting nothing the guard went on his way. When found Downing's feet were touch ing the floor. His face was purplj from suffocation. Without losing an instant Sergt. Tharius cut him down and sent word to Lieut. Strong. The suicide had been planned carefully, and was carried out most effectively, as can be seen from the fact that only four or fivi minutes at the most had intervened' between the time he was first seen and when he was discovered hanging with life almost extinct. As has been indicated, the guard was not kept over Downing continually, as it was not deemed necessary. He had not been tried, and was not under a death sentence, so that it was thought there was no neces sity for constant surveillance. In fact, was but little idea that he would conwnit suicide. He never intimated that he had any such design on himself, and this morning was so much more cheerful than usual that his captors were thrown off tiheir guard. The guard house in which he was con fined Is on the east side of the walk lead ing from tho entrance to the barracks. It contains only three or four cages, about nine by eight feet in dimensions by about seven feet in height, with bars all around. The prisoner occupied the first cell on the right leading from the door, where he could be best seen. It was an easy matter, after he had arranged 'his noose, without being observed, to stand on the bunk and aittaoh It to one of the bart w"hlch form the roof of tihe cage. So firmly was the noose at tached to this that it v>as with the greatest difficulty It was removed. Downing had evidently slipped the noose around his neck, stood on the bunk, which is about eighteen inches ubore the floor, and stepped off. It would have been im possible for him to break his neck, there was such a slight fall, so death resulted from strangulation. The knot which he had arranged assisted in causing death. Left Xo Letter*. The man had left no note or message of any kind. He had. no writing materials, but had he wanted to he could have scrib bled something on the pages of the maga zine which lie had borrowed. Nothing, however was found on this. He had re vealed no secrets and had taken his case, as one of th? officers remarked, to a higher tribunal. During all the time of his con (Continued on Ninth Page.) ANARCHY IN PHILIPPINES Eear Admiral Dewey Powerless to Control j the Situation. Uritlnh Gnnboat Llmnet Ilringrt \ew? That StronK Force In \rrrmarr to Control InanreenU. (Cnpyright. 1898, by Associated Press.) HONG KONG. May 12.?The British sec ond-class gun vessel Linnet has arrived here with news from the Philippine Is lands. She left Manila on Monday last, and reports that the insurgents are uncon trollable. The whole country, it appears, is in a state of anarchy, and Rear Admiral Dewey is powerless to restore order. The officers of the Linnet add that even if Spanish rule is abolished, it will re quire a large force, with special training, to restore order in the interior. In the meantime, the Spaniards in Manila refuse to submit, and Admiral Dewey is unwill ing to bombard the town. He hopes to starve the place into submission, but the Spaniards are confident of being able to hold out. They allege that they have am ple supplies for 25,000 regular troops and thousands of volunteers, beyond the range of the United States warships, and they are defying the Americans in the hope of European intervention. Two German warships, one French war ship and a warship of Japan are now at Manila. A Russian vessel is expected there shortly. A strong anti-British feeling exists among the populace at Manila, and the people are desperate and starving. CONCORD SINKS A SPANIARD U. S. Cruiser Victorious in an Engagement Off Iloilo. 1'iglit Wua Witnessed by a Trading Vessel, Which Took (he News to Hong Knng. NEW YORK, May 12.?A Hong Kong spe cial of this date says that a trading vessel from the Philippines reports having wit nessed the destruction of a Spanish warship by the United States gunboat Concord off Iloilo. Thi fight is s:iid to have lasted two hours, at the end of which time the Spaniard went down with colors flying. There were no casualties on board the Concord and no damage was done to the gunboat. There are, it Is alleged, only two othir Spanish war vessels In Asiatic waters, and one of these is in dry dock at Hong Kong, while the cruiser Beaton is searching for the other, under orders to engage and sink it. PKOBAULY MEANS CARDENAS. Havana Reports n Naval Engiigeiiient in Cieiifucgox Harbor. LONDON, May 12.?A special dispatch from Havana says: Four American vessels opened fire on Cienfuegos Wednesday morning and attempted to land men and arms in barges. Tne Spanish troops, as sisted by the fort, drove off the invaders. The American guns destroyed the cable station. A second attempt to land was also frustrated. The fighting continued for eight hours, and it is reported that tihe Americans lost heavily. Altogether fourteen Spaniards were wounded. TRANSPORTS HELD AT NEW YORK. Three of the Wuril Line I ntier Gov ernmental Orders. NEW YORK, May 12.?James E. Ward & Co., agents of the Ward Line of steam ships, received instructions today from the government to anchor three of their trans ports off Governor's Island, with steam up and ready to sail at an hour's notice. The Stneca, the City of Washington and the Saratoga are now ready. Charles Mallory sa.d that the Concho, new taking on supplies ai Hurling slip, would sail today; the Leona tomorrow aii i the Rio Grande tomorrow night or Satur day. Mr. Mallory professed to know noth ing as to the purpose of the destination of the vessels, and reterrsd all questioners to the government. DYNAMITE IN THE COAL. Startling Discover) Made at Ulass Fuetory iu New Jersey. SALEM, N.J., May 12.?While unloading a car of coal at one of the glass factories in this city today the workmen discovered a large can of dynamite. It was at first supposed to have been left in the coal by miners by mistake, but those who are in a position to know Bay it is not the kind of material used in blasting at the mines. An investigation has developed the fact that the lot of coal from which this can was taken was purchased by the govern ment. but was not used at once, and the coal companies bought it back for use In filling rush orders. There is a strong sus picion that the placing of the dynamite in the coal was the work of Spanish spies at the mines. This is the< second can of dyna mite that has been discovered at the fac tory. LANDED EXPERT ARTILLERISTS. Charge Made by Naval Officers Against the LafayiCU^. Special Dispatch to The Kh'euion S'.ir. KEY WEST, Fla., May 12.?.Vaval officers state that some of the passengers on board the French steamer" Lafayette brought here a few days ago for blockade running and afterward released were ar tillery officers hired by Spain on account of their shooting ablUty. QUIET IN FRONT OF HAVANA. Heavy Rain at Key West Fills Up the Cisterns. KEY WEST, Fla., May 12.?Dispatch boats which have arrived here from the blockading fleet report that everything was quiet about Havana yesterday. The British steamer Colvin was permitted to go In and out of the harbor during the day. The Mascotte and several other boats have been deleyed In getting out. Very heavy rainfall here last night. The cisterns are now all filled and the water famine is averted. Torpedo Boats O0 New England. Assistant Secretary Allen has information that a number of torpedo boats are now off the New England coast and laid his In formation before President McKinley, who instructed him to place the facts before the war board at once. FELL FOR THE FLAG The First Sacrifices in the War With Spain. FIVE DEAD ON THE VHSLOf Ensign Worth Bagley and Four Gallant Sailors Slain. LIEUT. BERNADOU WOUNDED Sad news came to the Navy Department this morning from the blockading fleet on the Cuban coast, telling of the diath In ac tion of five American sailors, the first to shed their life blood for their country since the outbreak of the war. The press tele grams had already announcid that the Hudson had arrived, bringing the body of Krsign Bagley, but as no other names were given the officials were keenly anxious to learn who the other victims were. At W:.'SO a briif telegram came, addressed to the Secretary of the Navy. It was as follows: "KEY WEST, May 12. 1898. "Secretary of the Navy: "In an action in Cardenas harbor yester day between Spanish gunboat and shore battery and the blockading v.asels the fol lowing named m;n were killed on the tor pedo boat Wir.slow: "Worth Bagley, ensign, U.S.N. "John Varveres, oiler. "John Denfee, firen an, first class. ? "George B. Meek, fireman, first class. "Elijah B. Tunnell, cabin cook. "The wounded ar;: "J. S. Bernadou, lieutenant, commanding Wlnslow. "Wm. Patterson, seriously but not fatally. "Daniel McKeuwn, quartermaster, first clcss, slightly. "Dead and wounded arrived on L*. S. S. Hudson this morning. Dead will be buried today RE1IEV." The name Battel son does not appear on the depanment's muster roll of the Wins- [ low and is probably misspelled. The ves sels blockading Cardenas were the gunboat Marinas, the iorpeuo boats Foot e and Wins low and the revenue cutter Hudson. Secretary Long has wired to Commodore Remey at Key West for details of the af fair. Sketch of KiihIkh IJukIi ). Ensign Bagley, who was killed, is a na tive of North Carolina. His mother, Mrs. W. 11. Bagley, resides at 12o South street, Raleigh, N. C. His full name is Worth Bagley, and he was appointed to the Naval Academy In September, 18111, from the fourth district of North Carolina. He graduated June 30, last year, and was appointed an ensign on the day following. While a cadet attached to the academy he was assigned to make cruises in the Texas, Montgomery, the Indiana and the Maine. Lpnn being appointed an ensign last July he was assigned to duty on the Indiana, but in the following month was transferred to the Maine. He served on that ship until November -li last, when he was ordered to the Columbian Iron Works for duty in con nection with the Winslow. This boat was under construction at that time. When she was completed and put in commission last December he was attached to her and remained so until the moment of his death. The disposition of the remains of the young otiicer await advices from his mother, but it is believed it will be sent north from Key West with a guard of hon or of the board of naval officers. Well Known in Hnnliiuictun, Ensign Bagley was well known In this city, where his mother, who is a widow, and other members of the lamily lived for a time during President Cleveland's second administration. His bioiher-in-law, Mr. Josephus Daniels, was chief clerk of the li.Urior Department under Secretary Smith, resigning to take editorial charge of the Kaleigh News and Observer. The family now live at Ilaleigh and are amoug the most highly respected people of the south. Ensign Bagley was a classmate of Ensign Breckinridge, son of Gen. J. C. Breckinridge, who lost his life by being swept from the deck of the Cushing, and was one of the pallbearers at the funeral of that unfortunate young man. He was about twenty-five years of age and was of athletic build and inclinations. He made a great record as a foot ball player while at Annapolis, and was regarded as the star man during two or three seasons. He was e: tremely popular at the academy and en Joyed similar esteem wherever he went. DuhIiIiiis Joltn Iternudon. Lieut. Bernadou, who is reported as being wounded, is one of the most dashing and venturesome young officers in the naval service. It was because of this very qual ity that he was selected for the command of the Winslow, in the fuil expectation that the service required was of the most hazardous character. Lieut. Bernadou is an expert In torpedo work. He watched the building of the Winslow almost from the time the keel wa"9 laid to her trial trip as Inspector in Charge, and took command of Tier immediately upon her acceptance by the government. John Bapitise Bernadou was born November, 1S5S, in Philadelphia, and was appointed to the Naval Academy by President Grant in 1S7C. He was a midshipman In 18S2, and an ensign, Junior grade. In March, 1883. In June, the follow ing year, he received his appointment as a full ensign. In 1892 he became lieutenant, Junior grade, and attained his full lieu tenancy in 1896. The Dead Sailors. Joihn Varveres, oiler, was a native of Smyrna, Asia, but a naturalized citizen of the United States. He had been in the navy about three years and nine months. His next of kin is his father, George Varveres. John Denfee. fireman, first class, was born In Kilkenny, Ireland, and had been In the naval service about five years. His next of kin is his mother, Margaret Dneefe, who lives in Kilkenny, Ireland. Deceased was a naturalized citizen of the United States. George B. Meek, fireman, first class, was born in Clyde. Ottiio. and his father, John Meek, now resides in that city. Deceased had a total naval service ot five and one half years. Elija B. Tunnell, cook, had only been in the naval service a few months, his first enlistment bearing date of March 21, 18US. He was born in Accomac county, Virginia, and his next of kin is his father. John Tun nell, now a resident of Wattsville, Acco mac county, Va. Tunnell was the only colored man in the list of dead and wounded. Of the wounded Daniel McKeown, quax termaster, second clans, van born In Newry, Ireland, and his next of kin Is.his sister, Anna MoKeown. who lives In Dub lln, Ireland. McKeown was a naturalized citizen of the United States, and l.ad been In the navy about ten years. The first dispatch given out at the Navy j Department wr.s not complete. In that It left out reference to the condition of the torpedo boat Wlnslow. L?t?-r the follow ing additional paragraph was posted; "Wlnslow badly damaged. Will be Bent here (Key West) as soon an temporary re pairs can be made." The bureau of naval construction at once tcok actual steps to learn Just how far the Wlrslow had been damaged and what ' repair they would be called upon to make \ to place her in active service attain. For ihe time being doubtless she will be laid up. Ti? Cnre for the Wonnded. The sti"-ge->n general of the navy. Dr. Van Ripen, has complete preparations made for caring for the wounded from the Winslcw. It Is fortunate that the hospital ship Solace arrived at Key West yesterday, so that her splendid equipment is ready to give every care to the wounded from the Winslow. The Soluce was formerly the merchant ship Creole. Under Dr. Van Eiintstn lln? ley. Rlpen's directions she has been trans formed into a perfectly equipped hospital. Her dining saloon has been turned Into a large operating room, with enameled tioors. walla. &c., and with sterilizing ai paratus for sterilizing the bandages, instrum* nts. surgeons' aprons, gloves. &c. An elevator connects this operating room with the wards below, and the elevator is large enough to tak? on board a large-sized cot. Aside from the Solace the navy has at Key West a temporary hobpltal. It is the purpose of the departmi nt. however, to use the Solace mainly for the wounded, and to bring them north as fast as their condition will permit. In order to gel them out of the rigor of the southern climate. TUe Provocation for Attack. Up to 1 o'clock the Navy Department had 'received no details of.the lignt at Carde-| nas except those supplied by the Associated Press, in which the greatest interest was manifested. There was a disposition mani- I fested to question the wisdom of the atack made under such circumstances by one light gunboat, a torpedo boat and a revenue cut ter upon a fortified port, with a fleet under the guns. It was suggested that our ofli ceis were becoming reckless, owing to the good fortune they have heretofore had in escaping from the Spanish shot. However, in the absence of ollicial reports It was ask- I ed that judgment be suspended. It Is not I believed, although on this point the officials I are mute, that the attack was made on specific orders from either the department ] or from Commodore Watson, who is now :n charge of the blockading squadron in thf absence of Admiral Sampson. It is piobablo that the commanders of the [ American gunboats were acting under a general instruction to prevent the strength ening or construction of shore batteries and to destroy Spanish gunboats. It is be lieved that in the latter pursuit the boats were unwittingly.drawn within range of the I fire of the batteries. The Wilmington was the most formidable vessi-i In the Ameri can line of attack, and yet she was nothing more than a gunboat of moderate size, be ing 1,892 tons, and carrying a battery of eight 4-inch guns, four C-pounders, four 1 poundcrs, four Colts and one field gun. The Hudson was not long ago employed as I a harbor revenue cutter at New York. As one of the officers put it she is nothing J more than a big launch. ?7 feet long by 27 feet beam, drawing 8 feet 10 Inches, and with a speed of 13 knots and a tonnage of I 174. Her battery Is insignificant, being I made up of two fl-pounders and a machine | gun. The W inslow Is one of the newer tor pedo boats of the navy built at the Colum bian Iron Works, her tonnage being 142 and her speed 24Vs knots. She is 175 feet long by 17 feet beam and 5 feet ? Inches deep. She Is a torpedo boat, pure and sim ple, for besides her torpedo tubes her only weapons of defense are three 1-pounder I guns. It will appear from this statement that the three boats were ridiculously inade quate in the matter of battery power, lieutenant Bernadou, the commander of the Wlnslow, who was wounded, is one of the very few men who have received the thanks of the Secretary of the Navy for gallant conduct and good judgment. He started with the A\ inslow from Newport last February to join the squadron-at Key West. He had scarcely disappeared from sight when one of the most terrific gales experienced for years swept over the At lantic coast. The torpedo boats are not good sea boats, and the Winslow was just out of the builders' hands and without hav ing been thoroughly tested. The Navy De partment was In the greatest apprehension for her safety when she turned up at Dela ware breakwater, it appeared that in the height of the gale, when the ablest sea manship was required to keep the little tor pedo boat above the water. Lieutenant Ber nadou. had discovered two poor fellows adrift on one o? the big garbage scows blew n away from New York without food or | water. Regardless of the great risk to him- ' self and his little boat, by adroit handling of the craft he managed to rescue the men and bring them to the breakwater. En sign Bagley was with him on that trip and assisted in the rescue, which earned the . commander a letter of thanks from the Sec retary of the Navy. turdeuni Iiua Figured lie fore. Cardenas has before figured in Cuba's struggle for liberty. Secretary Quesada of the Cuban delegation said today that It was the point at which (leneral Lopez made his first landing with an American expedition, which opened a former revolt against the power of Spain. At present It is one of the two outside limits of the section made sub ject to blockade by the proclamation of President McKlnley, which recited that the blockade would be maintained from Car denas to Bahia Honda. PROTEST OF POWERS Objection Raised to Bringing War Into European Waters. ALSO TO FIRING OH COAST TOWNS England Not Included Among the European Objectors. WARSHIPS SENT TO MANILA LONDON. May 12?An evening newspa per today publishes 1 he tc!Lowlr,ir from a source that If alleged to I* authori;atlv>t "At least three of the great are determined to prevent America from rtne lng til" war into European waters. Manila only escaped bombardment through the ac tive intervention of the German consul, acting under the direct orders of the em peror. Request for Protection. "When the news arrived from Mauda that Commodore Dewey had been ordered to take the placo the German residents sert a pressing request to Berlin demanding help and protection from the double dan ger of bombardment and exposure to the I plundering of the natives. The res pons? I was prompt. It arrived before Commodoro Dewey. The German consul was instructed to oppose energetically all useless dex asta tlon beyond the proper acts of war; to op pose the debarkation of the Americans un lets iir sufficient force to maintain order; to protect the lives and property of Ger mans. and to tlx the amount of damages st'staincd by Germans. "Instructions were at the same time sent to the commander of the German squadron at Kiao-Chou bay, and by tomorrow four German warships will be at Manila. Representations to Hei-retarj l?ay. "In the meanwhile, three ambassadors, not Including Sir Julian 1'auncefote, have nade friendly representations to Secretary Day, reminding him that, according to the President's message, the liberaUon of Cub* was the sole object of the war, and that hence the bombardment of the Cuban coast towns, which will only add to the distress of the natives, will be contrary to the avowed sentiments of the United States. "Coupled with this representation was the reminder that the rights of European residents must be respected. Pr?sid< Ct Mc Kmley was Impressed with the argi 'r.ents, and it was then Admiral Sampson was or dered to partially raise the blockade of Ha vana and to seek to destroy the Spanish fleet." Slgnft of I ueaMlneiis. The St. James Gazette this afternoon says: "Important sigus of the uneasiness of Eu rope. of its fear of anarchy at home and aggression abroad, are reflected in Lon don financial circles. Russia Is raising a loan of twelve millions, and, more siguili eant still, she is raiding It in Germany. The Bank of England is directing Its ener gies to the accumulation of a gold reserve, a fashion without recent precedent; whlU Japan, not content with the vast sum sh? received from China >n Saturday, is pre* paring for a fresh loan of fifteen millions. The rapprochement between Germany and Russia and Russia and Austria Is very marked." Combination tgninut la. All this, the St. James Gazette believes, portends a combination against America and Great Britain, as "we are universally regard-id as forming i>art of this trans atlantic aggression on Europe," and th< article warns Groat Britain to "prepare for a struggle which may Involve the most Important events since the fall of Na poleon." In conclusion, the St. James Gazette re marks: "Europe believes America Is trying her strength on Spain and that her Inevitable victory will be followed by similar acts of aggression toward other powers with in terests in the Atlantic and In the Pacific." I,KRMAW WWTS A SHARE. Will i'liilm SimrthlnK n> un Oilitet to I'll II ii?;?t Men. LONDON, May 12.?There are unmistak able signs that the continental powers have already taken steps to share In the fruits of the American victory at Manila. Germany has intimated to the United States. It Is said, that she expects to have a voice in the disposition of the Phil ippine Islands, basing her claun on G?rm:in interests In those islands. Diplomats who are in a position to know the facts in the case credit the report that Germany may demand exclusive control of Samoa as the price of her acquiescence to American sov ereignty over the Philippine Islands. Or. as an alternative. Germany may demand one or more of the Philippine Islands, also a harbor suitable for a coal dei>ot In Hawaii, which promises to add to the com plications. Attitude ?? to llnnnll. If the United States takes possession of Hawaii during the present war with Si>aln It Is believed Europe will' endeavor to In sist that the occupation of Hawaii was an incident of the war and the continental powrs will desire to include Hawaii In th? apportionment of territory, perhaps as a partial offset again t the Philippine Islands. In the best informed diplomatic circles confidence is expressed that the United States will no' be permitted to acquire such strer.gtn in the far east as Is Involved in the occupation of the Philippine Islands and Hawaii without reckoning with the powers. Great Britain, on the contrary, as the As sociated Press has the best grounds for as sorting. desires the United States to retain the Philippine Islands, even in preference to taking them herself. Srml-oaciid Denial by Germany. BERLIN. May 12.?The seml-ofliciul North Gorman Gazette this afternoon. In denying a reported Interview between Emperor Wil liam and United States Ambasfer.dor White, relative to the German government's atti tude toward the United States, says: "The Americans cannot douibt the char acter of our strict and perfectly loyal neu trality. after the repea'ed official declara tions." The North German Gazette adds: "Let this also be a hint to the English. French and Austrian newspai>er*. which are so anxious to represent the government and public opinion of Germany as hostile to the President and people of the United States. The imperial policy has a right to feel confident that its more t'Jan a rertury old friendship to a state in which million* of Germans have found a aeoond home *i| not be disturbed without ur,tan*, mwu.1