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| TOLUME XLYI-NUMBER 274 WHEELING. W. YA., FRIDAY, JULY 8. 1898. PRICE TWO CENTS.tfk^
; _? , ____ ..ja || NOW FOR Commodore Watson Prepare his TOR IMMEDIATE & Amoug his Ships are the Powerfi Long's Order Proridcs that J Across the Atlantic to a Marin Jgnnteil in Soaled Orders?It Spanish Ports will Hare a Sol People?General Miles Starts WASHINGTON, D. C? July 7.?The President called a council of war to-day to meet at the white house, the purpose being to review the eltuation and learn exactly what present conditions are and what changes, if any, should be made In the plans for the future conduct of the war. According to one of the members It won decided to abide by the plans already laid, at least as to the general conduct of the cumpaign. Conflrmatslon seemed to have been given to this statement later Jn the day when after a conference with the members of the war board Secretary Long announced to the waiting newspaper men that he had ordered Admiral Sampson to detach from his own command immediately the vessels to be embraced in Commodore WAtson'a eastern sauadron, and to dl Ircct the commodore to proceed on his mission. The vessels of the squadron | will not be the same as those originally selected for the reason probably that the recent engagement with Cervera's '/squadron necessitated somo changes. The new eastern squadron will consist of the battleships Iowa and Oregon, the protected cruiser Newark and the auxiliary cruisers (carrying side armor) Dixie, Yankee and Yosemlte, the colliers Leonidaa and Justin, and the supply boat Delmonlco. To Hall cm boou Foulble* The Iowa, Oregon and Newark are all Jo the south with Sampson. So is the iToiemlte. The Dixie Is at New York nnd the Yankee at Tompklnsville. The colliers are at Hampton Roads with the Delmonlco. The ships are to set Ball as soon as they can coal and supply. They will not be required in the case of the southern vessels to come north, which would mean the loss of eoveral days, but will start directly from the points where they are now located. The order provides that each ship shall make her way across the Atlantic to a marine rendezvous, which will be designated Jn sealed orders to prevent its exposure to the slightest *v?aaiM? fmm f ho pnemv. nnd IK he most that la known la that it will Kit at some point off the Spanish coast. Will Have a Sobering Kffcel. I It probably will not be lone; after that Before the American squadron will be fin full pursuit of Camara with his remnant of the Spanish nav*\ Meanwhile ! the gathering of the American fleet off the Spanish porta la expected to have a cohering effect upon the Inflamed people. The number of colliers accompanying the expedition is evidence that a long cruise Ilea ahead and that our naval authorities propose to be caught In no such position aa was Camara at Port Said?obliged to aubenit to a reluaal of coaling privileges. A telegram received At the state department this afternoon announced that Camara was totlll lylnn with his squadron at Suez, th? southern and eastern entrance to the canal. The torpedo boats Oaada, Proaerpina and Audaz, which were yoaterday reported at Pharo. Portugal, orrlved to-day nt Cadiz, their nome port. Admiral Dewey has been notified of all these movement*. A GREAT OVATION Exiiiiiird Bobton mid HI* Fellow Heroes on Entering tlia American Llnci. OFF JUOURA. July 7.-In the exchange effected to-day, besides Lieutenant Hobson, were the following: Osborne Delgnan, Coxswain; George F. Phillips, machinist; John Kelly, water tender; George Charette, a gunner's mate; Daniel Montague, seamen; J. C. Murphy, coxswain; Randolph Clausen, coxswain. As Hobson and the men of the Merrlmac approached the first lino of en irencnmeniH ocuupieu uy uic ivubu ors, low murmurs ran from one end of the line of cowboys and eastern athletes to the other and by the time the returning party reached them every man was on his feet, refusing to be restrained by the admonishing of the officers, cheering wildly and rushing over every obstacle that chanced to be In their way In their efforts to reach Hobson and his party and grasp them by tho band. The released prisoners were soon surrounded and compelled to stop to receive the greetings, congratulations nn<l vlrorouH, heartfelt handshaking of men they had never seen before. Sunburned cavalrymen who had spent their lives In the saddle on the plains of Arizona,New Mexlc i or other western states or territories and who <lid not know the dlffer.-nro between a ship's maintop, bilge or k*el, threw their arms around the ?all??r boys and literally dragged them />v?-r J hi. oil f t-wnrhmi-nlK. nil the time Bending out #reli? that under other circumstances would have struck terror to fti-art-< even an gallant as thoue of the Merrimac hcro??s. No mountnln faatnesa i,r the west evt*r reaounded with iihouts from an Indian wnr dance that equalled the wild outbreak of American spirit tnnt oocurred at this meeting of the sailer* who did their duty with every Spanish gun In the harbor trained on them and the hardy men, who, from the day of their arrival on the Island of Cuba have fought their way over the bodies of their own dead and wounded to the very Kates of the elty that they will gladly Htorm agoln when ordered to do so. The Seventy-Ant Now York volunteer*, n?>nr th<? rough riders, was the next regiment to fall uj>on Ilobson and his men and almost Immediately the Ninth and T??nth cavalry, both colored regiment*. Joined in the general enthusiasm nml cherr after cheer arose an Hobson and his companions foreed their way through the lines of white and colored soldiers. Hobson, so far a* possible, grasped each hand extended toward him and neither he nor his men made atiy pro CAMARA. Has been Ordered to > Squadron LILING FOR SPAIN. nl Oregon and Iowa?Secretary Sach Ship Shall Slake Her way e Rendezvous, which will be Des Is Expected the Arrival Off the wring Effect Upon the Inflamed for Santiago. test, against the most uncomfortable crowding and Jostling which they had to undergo. If the young officer whose home Is In Alabama, has any race prejudice, he certainly forgot nil about It as ho passed through the line of soldiers on his way to Qeneral Wheeler's headquarters. .He saw It wae the uniform of the United States army and he cared not for the color of Its wearers, grasping the hands of the ebony-hued troopers of the Ninth and Tenth cavalry and expressing his thanks for patriotic welcome with as much heartiness as he displayed towardH that of his own race. He and all of his men were completely overcome by the reception accorded them and tears rolled down their "Honk? mi thu snidforti ormvded around them. . , As Hobson and his party approached Coptaln Orlmes' battery, the men cried out on every side to have a salute fired In their honor. HobHon protested against this Immediately and shouted to the artillerymen who had also caught the Infection, not to. GENERAL MILES LEAVES Washington for CharlMton, from Whrtu He Will Ball for Santiago-DOM not go to Interfere bat Encourage. WASHINGTON, D. C.. July 7.?Major n ? A IVIIab ivimman/llntv uenenu nVlBUIl vummwiuuin the army, accompanied by the entire staff of army headquartere, loft tonight for Charleston, 8. C., where the party will embark for 8antlaffo. They left over the Southern railroad at 10:43 p. m. The party consists of General Miles, General J. C. Gllmore, Adjutant general of staff; General Roy Stone, Colonel C. R. Greenleaf, surgeon; Lieutenant Colonels J. W. Clous. M. C. Maus and A. S. Rowan; Major John D. Black and Captain H.. H. Whitney. At the same time Lieutenant Colonel Mlchler and a large staff of headquarters clerks who have been In Tampn, will come north to Charleston and Jolo the party. The start will be made from Charleston on the first day after the general and his staff arrives. This may be either the Tale or Columbia, which are taking on troops there. If the troops are ready to Btari before the party arrive they will go on and the general will follow on the Resolute or one of the other steamers to sail after the Tale and Columbia. It Is expected that the party will be at Santiago the early part of next week. On the eve of his departure General Miles expressed satisfaction on starting to Join the troops. He spoke of the sacrifices and hardships they had passed through recently ond of those yet to come. It ha>? operated severely against the general officers, and General Miles fe?Is that he. too. Is not entirely Invul llCI UUiV ill iX uiumip ui Hint, s<ia.M|> ui.u disease. But he has a strong physique, his muscles are as hard as Iron, and he goes expecting to stand a good deal of knockabout service. General Miles himself has no other purpose In going to Santiago than to look over the military situation and to strengthen the hand of Shafter. There Is no Intention on his part to take in any manner from the glory that Shafter has won or may win in this campaign. He will not relieve General Shafter of his command unless the latter's physical condition is such as to demand some such action. LOOKING TO PEACE. There are Rome Indication* that Ipain will Make Ovcrtarea Wtthta a Few Days. WASHINGTON, July 7.?AH vlewa on the Spanish-American war were atrongly optimistic here to-day. Possibly the Presddent's expressed hope for peace in his proclamation Issued last night may nave dccii 111? 111 St uaoiv (UI ihibv ?uo; views, but there wo? confirmatory evidence? coming from sources that have so far proved to be unfailingly accurate that seem to afford foundation for the expectation that some overtures In the direction of peace may be expected) shortly, though of course peace JtselJ cannot be Consummated immediately. The most plgniflrant advice was one from Spain stating positively that within the week their country would sue for peace. It was also declared that Martinez Campos, Yfeyler's predecessor as captain general of Cuba and one of the best and most reasonable minds of Spain, Is to be made prime minister of the new Spanish cabinet, which Is sure to be erected wtthin a few days on the wreck of the Sagiiftta cabinet. This Information accords well with advices that have UtCfl ct'iiniiK iui til'-" ?"??** n?i? ?%. ? ?? that some of the European powers at leat.t have bestirred themselve* to bring pressure upon Spain to yield to the Inevitable and ask for peace. It can be stated authoritatively, however. thnt up to this time no overtures have b??en made to our government looking to pence. This fact, however, does not in nny sense offset or qualify the first statements, namely, that movements In that direction are afoot'In Europe. It could' not be expected that the United States government would receive kindly a wuffgestlon that It should muko tho Initial movement toward peace and therefore no overtures from theJCuropoan power* >.r from Spain directly could be expected until the Spanish government hnd either directly or through some friendly power made nn advance Ir. that direction. When that Is dono nn<i noniff vuch move expealed v??ry shortly, our government will be perfectly rendy to rffpond If approached In the proper spirit. Meanwhile the war goes on satisfactorily at evory point, EXTRA?6 A. ft. WAITING FOR TORAL'S RFPLY. 1h?RpMlihConmaadir lit hBtlago IIm bcin GItih more Tim* to Coaildtr th? Advisability of CapltiUtlR(? (Copyright, 1198. by th? Associated Press.) BEFORE SANTIAGO, via Playa del Este, July 7, 7 p. m.?General Toral, the Spanish commander to Santiago, has been officially Informed % by 1 General Shafter of the complete destruction of [ the Spanish fleet, and that the American warships are now free to co-operate with the army in the reduction of Santiago. He has been given sfich time as no may aeenr proper to consider iuo aavlsablllty of capitulating with his garrison. CONSTRUCTING ENTRENCHMENTS At N?RlU-8|MRl?rtli aro DilndlBg Tli c m?? I Yea thai ? Fore* la En Roata From Cmll* Co Aunlhllata Araarlaana. IIOXQ KONO., July 7. ? A dispatch from Manila, under date of July 4 saya the rebels are practically doing nothing, but the Spaniards are strengthening thefr position, destroying huta and ? uuub aim vt'iisiMiuiiUB cuuoiauuicuui> The authorities have enacted a penalty of (1,000 against anybody who shall raise the price of provision*. The Spaniards assert that, despite the loss of the water works, there will be no famine during the rainy season. They are confident that an ample force from Cadiz will arrive soon, and annihilate the Americans, and they still hope to conciliate the natives. In the meantime, they declare that they will endure patiently whatever comes, and resist to the uttermost. TROOPS EXBABXIKQ At Charleston?About 5,000 will im Sent to tenttago. CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, ? The Sixteenth Pennsylvania, Sixth Illinois and Second Wisconsin regiments arrived here to-day. During the day active preparations for transferrins: trooDs to the Tale and Co lumbla were begun. To-morrow the troop ship Resolute will arrive here. She will be followed In a few hour* by the steamers Duchess and "Number Thirty," thus providing transportation for G.OOO men. EX- MIW1STBB MOEET'8 VIEWS On the War?Bpm\n C?u Only Expect Fmli Dcfnti. LONDON, July 8.?Dispatches from the continental capitals still talk of European Intervention In the HlspanoAmerican war. France is being represented as taking the initiative, and Germany and the other powers as declining to interfere. By way of Berlin comes an interview with Senor Moret, former Spanish mln- j later of the colonies, advocating that Spain should sue for peace, "because It Is ridiculous even to suppose that she could tire ou the United States," and because Spain "can only expect fresh I defeats, placing her In a worse position than ever." Senor Moret said It was Imperative thai the United States should Issue Victorious out of Its first war with a foreign power, because Its social problems and surplus wealth compelled It to pursue a policy of expansion. ANNEXATION A PACT. The President Signs the Retolntlona PftMetl by Cangrei* and Hawaii is now a Part of the United flfalee. WASHINGTON, July 7.?It was by a ceremony of the simplest character that the resolutions annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States this evening were finally enacted Into law. It occurred In the cabinet room of the executive mansion, and only six persons DMdMnnf V/tVinlAP ivira nrM. ent. At twenty minute before 7 o'clock Alonso H. Stewart, assistant doorkeeper of the senate, arrived at the white house with the engrossed copy of the resolutions, signed by Speaker Reed and Vice President Hobart. A few minutes later a little group wan gathered about the cabinet table to witness the completion of this Important legislation. Those who oomprlaed the group were Mrs. McKlnley, Secretary Ortelyou. Captain B. F. Montgomery, of the signal corps, who Is In charge of the war room at the white house, Captain Charles Lefller, the President's confidential messenger, and George B. Prease, postmaster of Canton, the President's home city. Precisely at 7 o'clock the President affixed to the resolutions these words, which made them law: "Approved, 1898, William McKlnley." Before rising from the table, the President also approved the general deflclen cy bill, the last of the great appropriation measures passed by the present Congress. The President presented to Mr. Stewart the pen with which he had signed the Hawaiian resolutions, and It will be preserved by him as a souvenir of an net that will make history for the United States. Minister Hstch, of Hnwnll, arrived at the statu department at 11 o'clock today and held ai? extended conference with Secretary Day on the consummation of the annexation of Hawaii to the United States. The Hawaiian authorities had taken steps to convey the good news at the earliest possible moment to Hawaii. Mr. Hatch sent extended official dispatches to the Hawallun agent In San Francisco to be forwarded by the stenmer Almndn sailing for Hawaii on the 13th. Mr. Lorin M. Thurston the Hawaiian commissioner goes with Mr. Hatch, but will wait until the 16th, to tnke the steamer Hlo do Janeiro for Hawaii. Ji is unuersioou niso mat air*. Domlnls, former queen Llliuokalanl, and her party, who have been In Washlngton for many months, contemplate taking an early steamer for Hawaii. Minister Hatch und Mr. Thurston expressed the deepest satisfaction at tho favorable outcome of this long struggle. As they entered the state department to-day they received congratulations on every hund. Mr. Thurston remarked that It felt good to be an American. It Is the view of tlu*Jlawallan uuthorltles thnt Hawaii bectfmes a part of the United HtateM on the moment the President attaches his signature to the resolution. The annexation Ih said to be complete without any further action, here or In Hawaii. At the same time It Ih possible that tho Hawaiian legislature may pass a resolution similar to the one passed by our Congress. THE IMPORT OF IT. Why Destruction of the Alfonio XIIIU Rejoiced Over BY OFFICERS OF THE NAVY. Whsn the Maine En(?r?A Havana Hnrbar Ska ?u Moored to (ho Jlaoy Where That Ship Hod Borthod-It U Believed That tho Officers of the Alfonio Plant, od the Infernal Machine thai Oeatrojed the American Ship?Grand Ifnnt to be Made hjr Navy Throagh West Indies for Spanish Craft Seatferea Through Cores. WASHINGTON, D. C? Julr 7.-Communlc&tton between 'Washington and the fleet off Havana being more difficult than with the fleet off Santiago, possibly accounts for the failure up to this time to receive dfflclal confirmation of the newspaper report o( the sinking oIt Marie! yesterday of thb Spanish cruiser Alfonso XIL While not a great or.powerful ship, the Alfonso XII was a serviceable cruiser. The naval officers would rather hear of her destruction than that of any vessel remaining In the Spanish navy. She occupied the berth of the Maine, and when the latter entered Havana harbor It was to the Alfonso's buoy that the Maine was moored, while the cruiser moved her berth to the next station above. While It has never been established who planted the Infernal machine * " * * -*? ?" * ?-- ?-t? xntnoca WZllcn acsiruyeu mc Minute, tut vu<kv.a of the Alfonso XII never have been cleared of suspicion, for it 1a said that the only practicable means of planting the mine In the position where It must have lain would have been through some agencies on the Alfonso XII. The navy is preparing for a grand hunt throughout the West Indies. There are a number of Spanish war craft left, scattered through coves on the Cuban coast and lying In obscure little harbors In the West Indian islands. These are to be hunted down and captured or destroyed and the movement la to begin Immediate]?. One of the purposes of the conference of the war board was to get the army and navy more clossly together and refute the statements that have been published to the effect that serious frlc tlon exists between tno two arms 01 me service. On thts point Secretary Long to-day expressed himself as follows: "There Is not the slightest foundation for the suggestion of anything but the best feeling between the army and the navy. Each rejoices In the splendid heroism and success of the other. They ore ready to co-operate for the honor of the flag at any time and anywhere. A* to the two departments, the war department Is always ready to help the navy department If It should need anything, and the navy department has been very glad to aid the war department bv the loan of Its best scouting vessels for transports and In every other way. IN THE PHILIPPINES. The tn?*rg?ut*8teedlly Gaining Groinfl. Ther Arc BrlnglnB np Hl*ly Cannon* to Aid Them In the Aitenlt on the Bpenlili Lines?A Hnrenifnl Rate, (Copyright, 1898, by the Associated Press.) MANILA, June 30. via Hong Kong, July 7.?There Ib no material change In the aspect of affairs here. The Spanlards are strongly posted about the outskirts of the town and also along the whole length of the conduit of the water works, eight mllfca Inland. It Is believed the Spaniards only hold the water works on auftrance, because the Insurgents' pickets hold sway everywhere and could easily raid and wreck the conduit Hut the Insurgents are ex trals, und therefore refrain from causing horlrble privation. The Insurgents. have never employed cannon before Manila, but they are now bringing up sixty guns with the Intention of making a simultaneous rush upon tho Spanish Intrenchments at Santa. Mesa, Santa. Ana and Malato, thus rendering the other positions of the Spaniard* untenable and by u single coup drive the Spaniards Inside the citadel with a minimum of destruction to non-combatant? and property. It Is expected that It will take a week to bring the guns along, as they have to make detours through a difficult part of the country, and It Is not desirable to hurry. The American troops aro expected nere momentarily, anu tnen proDaoiy there will bo a quick finish of the war. The Insurgents In the largo camps at Malabon, Caloocan. Francisco Mnrqulna, San Tedro and Paranaque are In excellent spirits and perfectly orderly They are delighted with a successful ruse which they recently adopted to draw the Spanish Are. This method Is by firing craekers In th<? darkness in the woods near the Spanish positions. The explosion of the crackers resembles the rattk? of musketry and causes the Spaniards to open lire and waste their ammunition. General Monet, the Spanish commander at Macabobo, has escaped there In a canoe, bringing with him the family of Captain General August! from Macabobo, where the captain general sent | them when the American fieet arrived here, believing that the natives of that part of the country were loyal. General Monet had a terrible voyage. He ran the gauntlet of the Insurgent troops along the river banks, and when challenged replied by pretending to be an insurgent boat convoying prisoners to Cavlte. He was frequently ordered to stop, refused to do so. was fired upon by srntries. was chased and finally reached the open bay In a squall. He and his party were starving and nearly perished. Th?? Spanish general alleged that he left the Spanish troops In a strong posl Hon, but mat no wants reinforcement*. A river steamer from Hulncan to-day ran the blockade, bringing 200 refugee.*, women and children. The Spaniard* arc employing gangs of natives, armed with axes and machete*, to destroy the woods In the outskirts of Manilla. TSAH8P0RT8 At H OHO LP LP. Troop* tskr Nm Il?th anil thru I'mtIiIrd with n Ftmtl, HONOLULU. June 2!>, vlfl SAN FHANC1SCO. July ".?The steamship China, of the Manila trnnnport licet, reached this port from Sun FrnnclKco on the morning of the 23rd, one day abend of the other vessels of the Meet. The China Atcnmed abend of the Zealondla. Colon and Senator In order to load conl and clear the wharf before the other vesnels. The big steamHhlp received a warm , welcome. There was a large crowd of .people on the wharf. The troop* swarmed the deck* and rlmrlnpof the China. Brigadier General Greene Immediately sent hla adjutant to the wharf with his compliment! to United Statu Con?ul General Haywood and President Dole, who was on the wharf, and Invited them on board. At i o'clock the eoldlera were allowed to no ashore, and were marched to Walkllcl. where every man took a lea hath. The men tvere then marched to town and at 2 o'clock they were provided with a feast on the executive grounds. This function was carried out precliely on the Hne> of on* of the first I expedition. Ladles waited on the table*. ] Officers were entertained at the mill- f tary headquarters. There was an abundance of food and refreshments for everybody. At 6:30 o'clock of the same day the I Zealandla, Colon and Senator were sighted. It was quite late when the, vessels reached the harbor. Crowds on I the wharves cheered the vessels as they entered port and the men on the tram-1 r?nrta r?iv>n<1nri VlftornuallT. BV mid- ! I night all anchored for (ho night. 1 The men were landed the next day i and were entertained by the citizen* of Honolulu. The expedition sailed for Manila on the 24th. The United States monitor Monterey and the collier Brutus arrived from I San Diego on the 24th instant. They left the latter port on the llth. The Monterey experienced a heavy north- j jvest swell nearly all the way. She ran | under her own steam until the l&th,' when tne Brutus took her in tow. The tow line parted that night, but was picked up aguln the following morning. The Brutus continued to tow her. The Monterey reached port with about 200 tons of coal In her bunkers. Her officers are high In their praises of her sea behavior and declare that, contrary to expectations the quarters of both officers and men were kept thoroughly dry. The Monterey recoaled here and was ready for sea yesterday. Her departure was delayed by the Brutus, whose engines require an overhauling. Both vessels left for Manila to-day. Previous to his departure the captain of the Brutus purchased several surf boats and engaged a number of Hawallans to man them. The boats will be used nt sea when necedsary.to trans fer coal to the Monterey. To Carry ihe Sewi to (lamtt. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 7.?Secretory Long to-day gave orders for the departure of the Philadelphia from Mare Island for Hawaii. She will carry the flag of the United States to those islands and include them within the union. Admiral Miller commanding the Pacific station, who Is now at Mare inland, will be charged with this func. tion of hoisting the Hag that was hauled down by Commissioner Blount. The ship will be ready for sea In a very few days under Ihe secretary's orders, and should make the trip in a week. Meanwhile the President will appoint a commission Immediately to frame the laws necessary for the changed condition of affairs In Hawaii. This must be done before the adjournment of congress, a* the commissioners are subject to confirmation. t ? rror rontf nvurcv Xo Truth In Itninor of Hii Firing ou a iiVrmnu Vftiel. WASHINGTON,"D. C.. July 7.-The last advices from Admiral Dewey,' received here were dated July 4. As they make no mention of trouble with Germany, the rumor that he had fired on a German vessel Is pronounced baseless. No advices could have reached a cable station since July 4. The navy department has received the following: cablegram from Admiral .Dewey: Cavlte, July 4. via Hong Kong, July 7.?United States troops haVe landed and have been comfortably boused at Cavlte, Luzon Island. Insurgents still active. Agulnaldo proclaimed himself president of the revolutionary republic on July 1. /at~nAri \ I1EWET. \UI(,U1.U,/ ARMS FOB GOMEZ. Two Expeditious Mak Kneecatfkal Land* luz of Suppllea for Cnban*. WASHINGTON, D. C.. July 7.?The war department admitted for the fljpt time to-day that two expeditions, one on the Florida and another on the Fanlta, had successfully proceeded from Florida ports In central and western Cuba, where large quantities of arms and ammunition were landed for General Gomez' command. This Is the first time that arms have got to Gomez and his men In the western sections as the tlrst expedition equipped Garcia and his men around Santiago. The Florida and Fanlta. left pome time aKo, but their movements were guarded with the greatest care tn order that a premature publication might fiot Jeopardize the safety o( those on board as well as the delivery of the Runs. The time of danger la now past, however, and the full stock of puns, ammunition and supplies la in the hands of General Gomez* troops. TWO BIG CAPTURES Of Spanish Schooner anil Lighter with Provlelone of Varloaa Kind*. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 7.?The war department has received a tele gram from General Shatter's headquarters, stating that the auxiliary- cruiser Osceola has captured a Spanish lighter loaded with provisions and valued at $50,000. KEY WEST, Fla., July 7.?Noon ? The small Spanish schooner Galllto, loaded with lumber hard wood, chickens, pigs and provisions of various kinds, has l>een captured by the auxlllarf 'gunboat Eagle, and was brought In here to-day. The capture was effected on Tuesday last, of Cape Fopo, Isle of Fines. Aitalo-Amnrlcrii Alllatic. LONDON, July 7.?The Bar of Royebery, presiding at a lecture given at the Colonial Institute to-night, speaking nn "Tho l^neHsh-Sneakintr Iirnther hood," warmly advocated nn AngloAmerican understanding, which would be fraught, ht said, with the bwt-4eftL nle* for mnnklnd. "We must be prepnV*ed," said Lord Roaebery. "to hold our own. though not necessarily by war. in the great struggle for the division of the orwld which mum* pending. Naturally we look upon thr? United States a* se<-king interests nnd having sympathies more colneldent with our own, but it in unnecessary to draw a formal bond of alliance." _____________ Fortifying AfMinUti CiwM, GIBRALTAR, July 7.-Spuln has decided to ercct new batteries with modern ordnaiu-f on Urecn Island, opposite; Gibraltar. Two batter lea of artillery have arrived at Algeclraa, and will bo placcd on Cabrlta Point. i wif j Confront the Befugoes who Fled From Santiago FEARING THE BOMBARDMENT. Th*jr Ar? nowfof&rlnf ferFood and Goa> j eral Charter Bu Limited MtMU for Ap* peaelar Their Hoofer?Rieh and Poor - j Cultorad aad Ifooraot Hoddlod To. f ether with Otut Deipalr Written oa Thoir CoanUnonoee ? Pathetic Sights Witnessed oa All Sitae. EL CANEY, NEAR SANTIAGO PaSPMI CUBA. July t, 4 p. m., by tbe AmocU*-* rv<an?(iiti Rnal Wanda. _i POR'r ANTONIO ml KINGSTON, J*. males, July 7, 10:41 a. ra.?B?tffno 12,000 and 15,000 Innocent victims of the war have fled here in wild panic to escape the terrors of the threatened bombardment,.and thtyare now confronted by the horrors of starvation. In their helpless confusion they are appealing to General Shatter, for succor. Most of ' them are foreigner*, principally Trench, 'i or with an admixture of foreign blood, and their interests are being looked af. is ter by their consuls, When they were Informed yesterday that General Toral ' refused to consider the question of surrendering they swarmed out of the 1 north gate of the city all day and trudged through the biasing sun over the road which In places was ankle deep in mud. Tottering old men ana women were supported by children and mothers with babes at their breasts, struggled on toward El Caney, 8an Luis and other towns. Most of them coma here last night, and over 5,000 of them slept In the village, which under ordinary circumstances hardly accommodates three hundred people. They were j crowded together In the houses, upon | the verandas and in the streets. 1 At daylight those who had been overtaken by darkness on the wayside be- \ Ran to pour in and at this hour they are ] | still coming. Already more than fifteen thousand are here. They were not allowed to brlqg food with them, and * | those who have money are as destitute as those who are without. Rich and i poor, cultured and Ignorant, white and ! black, are huddled together, choking the Dassaceways between the houses, all 0 ' with gaunt despair written on their countenances. ' The Ignorant desire only to be fed | and the cultured want to get eway.any- ? where anyhow, away from the war I which has driven them from their homes. Pathetic sights are witnessed on all I sides. There are women of good birth * and education, supported by frail girls who hide their faces from the vulgar 2 Kare of others, who surge about them. In the eyes of both mothers ond daugh- ! I ters is the fcaunted look which wild an- j I imals have when driven to bay. General Shafter explained to the.consuls festerday the imposslbiIit<r of car! ing for these poor people out of the army supplies, but he did spare aome rations, which were given out with sparing hands last night to the women and the feeble old men. Tn-finv mim Clara Barton and Mr. George Jennan, of the Red Cross, offered to provide Rood rations if General Shafter would transport thenv After consultation with the French consul. General Shafter agreed to do so. The first pack train arrived at 2 o'clock In the afternoon and was unloaded in the village square amid the clamoring cries of thousands. The better cl3as held back, while the ignorant, especially the negresses, pressed forivard frantically appealing for bread. a Captain Finlav, who commands the garrison In town, saw to it that enough food was reserved to supply those i whose delicacy and good breeding restrained them from begging. Many of the better classes have offered to pa?r almoat any price for transports to Jw? agua and thence to go by our transports to some foreign port It appears likely that some arrangements can be made to get them out of the country. A few of the best Spanish families came to El Coney, but many preferred to share the fortunes of ivar, while other* went off northward to San Luis and other places where they have villaa and estates. Among those at El Caney are soms young ladies?and for that matter,aome old ladies?remarkable for beauty, with classic features, large dark eyes and tfeb olive complexions. They would attract attention anywhere. They wear white veils over their heads, holding these partly over the face, thereby adding to, rather than detracting from, their charms. It has been learned from the refugees that there was a regular mutiny among the volunteers in Santiago the day after the fighting began. The volunteers were loud In their demnnds that the city should be surrendered. FIVE PERSONS BURNED To Death In a Hoarding Horn* Plw at Whlafcer Hun, RKetiU Conntf-Oll Property Dtilroyrd. Special Dispatch to tho IntelUcencer. 8I3TERSVILLE, W. Va.. July ? ?A report was received late .this evening to the effect that a terrible holocaust had occurred at Whiskey Run, the new oil field in Ritchie county, which has been attracting so much attention lately.. The jtory in to the effect that a boarding house, which was located near a well, had caught Are early in the morning from an explosion of gas. and that before the people sleeping in it could be aroused. It was Impossible for all of them to get out, as the building was literally a mass of flames. I ilV ?re?fl icvrncu is <?:?} nituRit, and aside from the fact that there wai n Are and the number of people burned there Is nothing. The two children of the person running the boarding house, and two men who had just come to the tleUl, and whose names were not known, perished in the llnmes, and nnother person who stopped nt the house Is missing* The name of the boarding house proprietor is said to be Cunningham. The house, all contents and the well and a large tank of oil are all destroyed. Wen I licr Korrcftat fni To.tUr. For West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania ami Ohio, fnlr weather; light southerly winds. l?ocal Trmprratnrr. Tho temperature yesterday as observed by (.'. 8ehnepf, druggist, corner Market and Fourteenth streets, was as follow?: 7 a. TS I I p. W !> a. ? 7j?. W 12 M| Weather-Fair. / I V, * ' r. ' ... J *.V .