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^VOLUME XLVI-^N UMBER 306. WHEELING. W. VA., MONDAY, AUGUST 15. 189a PEICE TWO CENT&{$?$&
RATHER A
At the Government De
Of any Com
I [FIRST QUIET SIND
I President and his Cabinet will now
Problem or tho Final DIsposltli
to That Conies the Prorlsion
jeetures About the Probable A
' WASHIXOTO.V, Aus:. H.?The white
house, the war department and the
navy department to-day resumed their ]
usual Sunday quiet, a condition which
has not prevailed since the Maine was '
Mown up In Haranji harbor February ,
'secretary Alffer was at the depart- 1
aient a few minutes and also went to J
the white house, but did not remain (
Ion?. General Corbln came into his of- J
- J? lAAbaHovA). Vila I 1
flee during ine oa# ??? iw?v- w._. ...?
dispatches, but did not remain con- J
etaatly on duty as he has been doing, j
There were a few clerks about the de- <
partments.but scarcely a Sunday passes 4
in peace times that this does not hap- 1
pen. The busy, warlike attitude has entirely
disappeared, and Washington has '
settled down to a peace basis.
The president believes that the most
serious problem which the peace com- J
mission will be called upon to deal with 1
Is the Philippines. Before the commls- 1
slon assembles It Is hoped that the affairs
of Cuba and Porto Rico will be ]
found in such process of adjustment as
tn lMve little for the commission to ,
consider uadcr that head. Tho absolute
relinquishment by Spain of all sovereignty
over the Islands in the West In- 1
dies will allow only the property ques- J
tions to be settled between the gov- '
ernment?~that Is, what Spain shall *
take away and what shall remain as j
captures of war, and the protection of 1
Spanish subjects and their property In
the Islands. The greater questions 1
growing out of the war as relating to :
Cuba and Porto Rico will have to be ,
dealt with by the United States alone. |
Difficult Philippine Problem.
The fact that the Philippines will pre.
sent the difficult problem in the peace i
negotiations has caused the adminls- f
tration to give it a great deal of care- i
ful attention. Several suggestions nave <
been made as to what shall be done, one !
being the retention of the bay, city and
harbor of Manila, just what the protocol
gives temporarily. Another Is that
Sublg bay and a sufficient amount of
territory for a naval and coaling sta- ;
tion to be secured, and the buldlng up ,
of an American city at that place be- .
gun.
Still another Idea which Is being considered
is the retention of the Island of
Luzon, the advocates of that plan believing
that there would be trouble be- j
tween the governments which occupied
c portion of the Island with a line of
demarcation stich as would exist In case
Manila and the bay only were retained.
The Island of Luzon Is the largest of
the group and contains about three million
p^oplp, which are said to be a bet- ,
ter class than In the Philippines. It Is
j v.tho n,lmlnlittra- 1
tlon and the commission will bo greatly 1
Influenced by the reports which Admiral
Dewey and General Merrltt will
mako on the subject. Their reports are
expected before the commission meets.
A* to Porto Rico nnd C'Mba.
The final determination as to the government
of Porto Rico and the settlement
of the government of Cuba are
problems for consideration, but the Impression
prevails that these Islands will
become quite rapldlr Americanized and
every encouragement for them to do so
will be given. Porto Rico will be under
military control for the present.
Cuba also will be similarly governed,
but It Is probable that American reforms
In the matter of government will
be such that the people of Cuba will see
the advantage of becoming annexed to
the United States. It is thought the
sanitary improvement of Havana and i
other cities, the management or me municipalities
and liberality offered the ;
country people will be of such a character
as soon to convince the people that
the changed conditions are for their
good. 1
There has been a little doubt about
toon settling the transfer of Porto Rico,
and the reception which the American
troops have received In that Island Is a
Justification for the belief. Porto Rico
will bo treated at onco as an American ,
possession. The first movement In this ,
direction will be the sending of a delo- ,
^ration of ofilclals from the postofllce
department to Investigate and report
upon the mall facilities there now and
to moke such recommendations as they
detrmlne upon. Mall routes, methods
of transportation and the conditions of
postofflces g n? rally In the Island will
be examined. Military postofflces will
be cstabltsh'd at once wherever troops
are Htatloned ami at such other points
?? may be demanded by the Interests of ,
iiii'-iiLnns an'i inc peujue in iuc niuuua
if the present offlcp9 are not available.
A similar rourw? In likely to be taken
In Cuba, t?ut thin la likely to be delayed,
a* the Immediate removal of the Spanish
and the occupation by the United
P'bt's In not expected. Xo more troops
will be sent fJi-ueral Merrltt unless ho
a-ks for them. It Is believed at the
wjr '!<>partment that the 10.000 men
th? re are sufficient to garrlaon Manli
i and the ground which the United
Stales for the present will occupy.
Trtopi to f*ar? Cuba.
AH of the troops that were with General
Bhafter in the Santiago campaign
will be out of Cuba by Friday of this
week. Goneral flhafter will accompany
th*m to Montnuk Point. There will remain
at Santiago flvo regiments of Immune
to <lo garrison duty. It 1* yot
possible that a batterr will be sent to
B?ntl?Ro to ink? the place of the batt'-rh-H
which aro to be romoved. General
mjim has about 15.000 men in Porto
nico. They will be flufflolent for the occupation
of the Island, and porhaps
mor> than will be needed nfter the
Spanish evacuation. The remainder of
tr'?op? will rrmaln in tho various
mp* to which they have been assigned
for the present,though som^thlngmny
bf done looking toward diminishing
th? number when It becomes apparent
tUt they are no longer needed. The
DULL DAY
partments for News
sequence.
AY FOR MONTHS.
be Confronted with the Difficult
in ot the Philippines, and Next
of a Government for Caba?Conetlon
of the United States.
government will dispone of the transports
that have been In use as fast as
they can be released and are no longer
required for service.
All vessels of the navy that can be
spared from service In the West Indies
will be ordered to porta in the States
nrhere the men will be given brief holidays.
The big battleships of the fleet
Brill be put In dry dock as eoon as possible
and undergo such repairs as may
be necessary. There Is scarcely a vessel
)f the navy that does not need docking,
tt is expected that the large dock In the
New York yard will be ready to receive
:he ships In about two weeks. The auxiliary
vessels of the navy which will not
ae used for the permanent navy will bo
llsposed of as soon as they go out of
:ommlsalon, probably being sold at auction.
_________
OTO NEAR yglQHBOB,
IVhat th? Papers of Mcxtao Think of
Oar West Indian Conquest*.
CITY OF MEXICO, August 14.?The
press comments variously on the terms
of peace between the United States and
3patn.
The Mexican Herald says: "Spain
may thank the short-sightedness of her
statesmen for the loss* of Porto Rico.
The Cuban question might have been
settled long ago, as some Spaniards
wanted It settled, by selling the Island
to the American government Before
the American people lies the .perplexing
Duban question. The land will have to
De held as England holds Egypt and. In
-nl-l.n ?? la ..I p.uwal if 11 Vol v nvor
JUr Vi'lIIiUII, At. ID CAHSWSi/ > >< ? -
to enjoy absolute independence. Perhaps
it Is not desirable."
L'Natlonal, moderate Liberal paper,
says the war waged in Cuba by the
Americans has not been a savage and
barbarous struggle but as civilized as
far as war can be civilized. "It will not
do in the future to diBdain tho American
army. He who does so will show
that he is unable to profit by the lessons
of history."
El Tiempo, tho organ of the clerical
ind reactionary party, and opposed to
the government, says: "The protocol
makes no mention of the enormous pejunJary
Indemnity which it wns said the
Yankees Intended to demand of Spain.
Will they, with their accustomed bad
faJth, hold thut question in reserve to
bring it up at Paris at the last moment
and obtain by that means further advantages?
This might happen, and It
nrould not surprise us if It did. We cannot
entef Into further comments on the
fatal announcement for we are overwhelmed
with the reflection In which
Mexico and her future uppoars to our
Imagination in so sad a light that we
cannot put our thoughts into order."
ABSEMBLIHO SHIPS
At Key W#it In Accordauea with Orders
ofNitf Department.
KEY WEST, Aug. 14.?T:30 p. m.?In
accordance with orders from the navy
iepartment following the President's
proclamation of a suspension of hostilities,
Commodore Howell, of the north
Cuban coast blockading squadron, Is
rapidly assembling his dhlps at Key
West. Many arrived yesterday and still
more to-day.
The flagship San Francisco with the
commodore aboard, arrived this morning.
She looks none the worst for her
experience off Havana late Friday
morning. The hole torn In her stern by
tho 12-Inch shells from Morro Castle has
been neatly patched and the damage to
the ship Is Inconsiderable.
The larger gunboats and the torpedo
boat destroyers have not yet received
ordera, but the torpedo boats and revenue
cutters have already been called
north.
The revenue cutter Hudson, whltfh
won, perhaps, the hlgheet distinction of
all the smaller craft by her gallant work
at Cardenas during the Wlnslow engagement,
left for Norfolk this morning
and the revenue cutter Morrill, which
arrived from the Matanzss Station this
morning iwt *?? wu-m ?. ?
They will be followed to-morrow by the
revenue cutter Woodbury and Windom,
which came from Havana and the light
houae tender Maple, from the lalo of
Pines.
The Flah Hawk, whloh only recently
came down from Philadelphia, will return
to League Island a? soon a a tfhe has
taken on coal and water.
The other ships of the fleet here to-day
are the Bancroft, Marietta, CaaMne,
Newport. Mlantonomah, Apache, Peoria.
Hornet, Oneida, Hawk, Dorothea,
Buccaneer, Sylvia, Siren, Bangor,
PlBcatoqua and Uncos. The Tecunvneh
and smaller unarmored tug* Sioux,
Calumet and Cheyenne left to-day for
Tampa.
The gunboat Princeton, which has
been doing special duty around Guantanamoand
Brltlrfh Honduras, opportunely
returned to-day but she has received
nn further orders. Other ships of the
bombarding squadron ore eipected tonight
or to-morrow.
Naval officer* are unanimous In In Mr
expnfstons of gnulfleatlon that the war
Id over ami are anxiously looking for
orders which will take them north.
p<ri Pnltr
WASHINGTON, August 14.-general
Shatter reports to tho war department
to-night concerning the customs receipts
at Santiago an follows:
SANTIAGO DE CUBA,
August H. G:S7 P- tn.
TT n rivrhin. Aillutant General U. S.
Army, Washington: *
I have the honor to report for your Information
that there were taken In at
the custom* house here from July SO to
August IS Inclusive, 158,445.24.
(Signed) RHAFTDR,
Major General.
Giniral I<ra In Washington.
WASHINGTON, August 14.?Oeneml
Fltshugh Leo, In command of tho Seventh
army corps at Jacksonville, arrived
In Washington to-night, In response to
telegraphic orders from the secretary of
war, to whom he will report In the
morning. Tho general was accompanied
by his son who Is a momber of-his stag.
A DRAWN BATTLE
With the Spanish by Part ot General Wll on'a
Commud-\u Artillery D?el In
Which Melther aide Gained an AUTMIltMKe.
COAMO, Porto Rico, August 13, Even- '
lag.?(Delayed in Trasmission.)?Genera)
Wilson- moved one Lancaster battery
out to the front this afternoon for
the purpose of sheUing the Spanish position
on the crest of the mountain at
the head of the pass through which the
road winds. The enemy occupied a position
of great natural strength, protected
by seven lines of entrenchments and
a battery of t\ro Howitzers. The Spaniards
were eager for the fray, and' earlier
in the day and /lred upon Colonel Biddie,
of the engineer corps, who, with a
Platoon of troop C, of New York, was
recomnoitering on their right flank.
As our battery rounded a curve in the
road, 2,000 yards away, the enemy opened
an artillery and Infantry Are. Pour
.companies of the Third Wisconsin
which were posted on the Muffs to the
right of the road were not permitted to
respond to the Infantry fire. The guns
advanced 'at a gallop In the face of a
terrific fire, were unMmfcered and soon
hurling common shell and shrapnel at
the enemy art. a lively rate, striking the
emplacements, batteries and entrenchments
with the rhythmic regularity of
a trip hammer. The enemy soon abandoned
one gun, but continued to serve
the other at Intervals for over an hour.
They had our range and their shrapnel
burst repent e<l?y over our men. One
shew burst, the fragments killing Cor]>oral
Swancon, of Company L, and seriously
wounding Corporal Yanks and
Privates Hunce and Vo-ught.
Captain Paget, the British army offlmr.
Mckinley r
To the Very High and Deserv
London
A TRIBUTE TO PRESIDE
LONDON, Aug. 15,
MB&s ments editorially upon t
\55sSi of the part which Presid
? ^ out the -war between the
"If foreign observers might presumi
duct it would probably be that P
finger constantly upon the nation
stimulate and direct national thouj
ning its movements.
"Everything has been done in th
cussed as a possibility all over the
mcnt was irrevocably committed 01
of the cautious, tentative policy is til
the President has the whole Amcric
"We do not know that there can
president governing under the con:
cer who Is with the American force* for
the purpose of observing the operations
In the field. dlsUnRulshttf himself by sM>1
no- nr Woodbury.
Here Captain Lee and Private Slser.
of Company F, wero wounded by Mauser
bulieta. In about two hours the enemy
abandoned the other mm and the
men begian to flee from the entrenchments
toward a banana grove In the
gorge. Our guns shewed them as they
ran,
Our gun was now ordered to advance
to a poMtlon a (juorter of a mile further
on. It hart Just readied' the new
position when Spanish Infantry reinforcements
Dtedi Into the trenches ami
fired down a deadly Ore upon our men,
compelling tho battery to retire at a
gallop.
Then both the enemy's Howitzers reopened
and shrapnel screamed and
Mausers sang. Another gun'gailoped
rrom me rear, uut uu an>iuui.iviv?
exhausted.
lieutenant Haines was shot In the
body by a Mauser Just before his- gun
retired, the bait following a rib.
The orders Issued for two companies
to advance were countermanded and
the firing soon ceased.
Colored Drtss. of General Wilson's
staff, went forward to the enemy's line
wtth a flair of truce and explained that
peace negotiations were almost concluded
and that their poMtion was untenable
and demanded their surrender.
The Spanish hare no communication
wltto the outside worM and the commander
asked untfi to-morrow morning
in order thnt lie mfght communicate
wHi? Governor General Mtoclas at San
Juan.
Genera) Wilson and his staff "viewed
to-day's notion from a hlW at the right
Af the battery. The enemy's guns were
fired from a higli eferation with low
velocity. The Spaniards had the range
as accurately as they had at Santiago.
Their position from the front is almost
lmrpreimable, but lit can be turned.
Estimates of the strength of the ene?.
from kao to 1.000. Their poei- |
tioni 1? Ever m11?? from Albonit(X
II U All Off.
HEADQUARTERS OP GENERAL
WILSON AT COAMO. Aug. 18, morning
(delayed In transmission.)?"Tell the
American general If he desires no farther
shedding of blood to remain where
he In."
This Is the reply thst the 8psnlsh
commander, Colonel Nuevlllas, sent to
Goneral Wilson's demand for the surrefider
of Albonlto made lout night. A
flffht 1s certain to occur unless orders
arc sent from Washington to prevent It
HEADQUARTERS OP GENERAL
WILSON AT COAMO, Aug. 13. noon
(delayed In transmission.)?The orders
to advance given to General Ernst's
brigade wore countcrmtujded upon receipt
of the President's order to suipend
hostilities.
General Wilson thlfl morning sent n
pnrty with a ting of truce to notify the
Hpanlards of the suspension of hostilities.
but the llafiT was not respected.
Thl* was by order of Governor General
Maelat*. Ah General Macias has no
communication with Madrid he may
thus cut himself off from official notification
of the situation, although natives
have been sent through the flpnn1?li
lines to spread the news thnt a cessation
of hostilities had been ordered.
PONCE, Porto Rico, Aug. 13, evening.
?Tho peaco news has stopped all forward
movement of the American army
In Porto RICO. General Wllsan at Coamo
and General Kchwan at Mayngues
will remain at those places. General
Uenry, who Is at Utuado, v*ll return to
A4Junta* and General Brooke, who had
advanced beyond Guayama, will return
to that town.
General Mile* expects to do nothing
pending the arrival at SanJuan of the
peace commU*loners. 1
FIRST CONGRATULATIONS
Of ? r?<l|> Go?.ram.*t OamM From |
Italy wllh.cmul ETprWOK.rOtKxi
Will.
WASHINGTON. An*. H.-The rot- *
eminent today reeelvetf the fli*? congratulations
from a foreign power upon
the successful termination or Uie war
with Spain. The congratulations came
from Italy through the Italian arnbaasador,
Baron Fava. He communicated
to the state department to-day by direction
of his government an expression
of cordial satisfaction at the prompt
signature of the preliminaries of peace,
together with the wish of the Italian
government that, after the war, con- ?
ducted with such conspicuous gallantry
by the United States, this country p
might enjoy the benefits of peace. I]
Ambaaaador Faya, in presenting the
views of his government, expressed the ei
hope that they would be communicated P
as soon as possible to tye President. ?
Troop* Embarked for Home* P
WASHINGTON, August U-Adju- 11
tant General Corbla has received the c
8
SANTIAGO, August 11 a
Rio Orafede, Seneca and Comanche 11
with Ninth and Tenth cavalry. Fourth
and Twentjr-llfth infantry, all loaded, v
and will CO out this afternoon unieai t]
hurricanes, of which report* have been
had aa blowing south of Jamaica, pre>OFF
YOUR HATi
P
UI
red Compliment Paid By the d
Times. j
tc
NT'S STATESMANSHIP.
n
?The Times, this morning, comhe
generous universal recognition
ent McKinley has played through- p
United States and Spain and says: ?
5 to have an opinion upon his con- p
XMTinW has keot his ?
al pulse and has known how to p
fht without too markedly outrunic
e open, every move has been disUnited
States before the govern- 01
le way or the other, and the result n
lat where he stands at this moment '<
p
an people at his back. p,
be any higher statesmanship for a le
stitution of the United States."
to
vent The Breakwater, City of Macon a
and Arcadia will ko to-morrow with two
Hpht batteries and Twelfth and Seventeenth
Infantry. Ono of the hardest **
rain storms we have had Is raging this d<
afternoon. Am ffettlnir the sick that lp
have to be left behind In very comfort- a
able condition. shaittisk.
To Carry the .\rw? to MtnlU, Jf
HONO KONG, Aug. 14.-News of the tl
cessation of hostilities between the tfi
United States and Spain was received a?
here yesterday. The British steamer tl
Australian, bound for Sydney, N. S. W.,
was chartered to carry the news to Ma- J
nlla. No other vessel was available for J:
the purpose, owing to the prevalence of
typhoons.
THE POPE'S ILL HEALTH p
ITai Produced a Great Commotion?Intrl^nn
Uolug On. y
BOMB, Aug. 14.?The pope's extreme
weakness has produced a great commotion,
excitement and Intrigue smong ?
the members of the sacred college. It
Is reported that France, Germany and jr
Austria, as being chiefly concerned In tr
the accession to the papacy, have or* *'
dered their representatives not to leave ?J
Bome. Dr. Lapponl, the pope's physi- C(
clan, thinks there 1m no danger if the
pope Is able to pull through the hot ai
weather. All the members of the famo?f
nt thA Tvnnn have hurried <o Bome.
His holiness on Friday Insisted upon 01
upon Retting up, but soon had to be
carried to bed again In a state of par- "
tlal collapse. He does not suffer from ,
any specific affection, but only from de- *"
"
m g<
B?mr Important DUpitrhfi,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-Lleu tenant
Colonel Charles Dick, of (he Eighth
Ohio, the President's own company, and D
Major Goodfellow, volunteer aide on
General Shaftcr's staff, arrived in
Washington this evening from Sontl- J?
ago. Thef are the bearers of Important
dispatches and information from Gen- m
oral Shafter to the President and secre- w
tnry of war. Colonel Dick had a con- 0t
ferenee of nn hour and a half with ihc
President to-filght. .
m bi
ftather A|?1, m
LINCOLN, Neb., August 14.?Mrs. hi
Delilah Cromwell, the oldest woman In
Nebraska, Is dead at her home near Ta- al
ble Rock. She was a small girl when ft
Washington was President, and Insisted rc
that she was born In 1778. Neighbors bi
?t? 1 ...? u..m tfxw thlrft. vanni
will! liavv HIivnu iivi ?>' ........ Dj
bcllevt? she wo# about J10 years ol<l. *
Her fourth husband died of old age a
quarter of a century ago. *lc
m m
Amrrlcnn lUrk Wrecked. ^1
LONDON, Aug. 14.?Advice? from {J
Mclbourao report that the American
bark C. C. Funk, Captain Nlssen, which ^
called from Tacoma, May 33, for Melbourne,
ton* been wrecked on Flinders ^
Island, Tasmania. Kleven of those on ?
board the bark, Including Captain Nln?en,
his wife and two children, were
drowned. W
^ fr
Krrano'a Hl? Klrr. 0(
FRESNO, Col., Auguat 14.?The conflagrntlon
that devastated a large area j?
In the packing houae district In Fresno
at mldnlKht wan not gotten under con- d<
tml until daybreak thla morning. The It
aggregate Ions la now variously uttlma- gt
ted frwin a conservative standpoint at be
from 1300,000 to $<50,000, w
SPAIN WAKENING
"o the Blow that hu Struct
Her Pride
!Y TERMS OF THE PROTOCOL
hi CommiPd or Kb* Pr*M?fl?drldan
a Heritable Fluural Hymn on Cha Dw
traction oflha Spanish Colonial Kmplra
Nothing bat Grlaf and D??pair Ow Iki
Folly and Ui? Conduct of thi War?Ua
Tina Gr*atlj Agitated Orw (bi ann o
tb? llfiitac of the Protocol?A Ytrj
Clloomjr Oatlook.
LONDON, August 15.-The Madrl<
orrespondent of the Daily Mall says:
"The comments of the prese on thi
rotocol are a veritable funeral hymn oi
be destruction of the Spanish colonla
mplre. Some days ago the desire foi
eace made the people close their eyei
> the price, but now, upon reading th<
rotocol, they realize that the cost li
le loss of that empire which Spain ba<!
onquered with bo much glory and tha
pain now falls to the second rani
mong nations. The public mind it
tunned and there Is general mourning
"General Blanco telegraphs that Ha<
ana Is greatly agitated by the news o:
lie signing of the protocol, and thai
uch anxiety is manifested to Icorn the
>ndltions, which have not yet beer
ithltahpri- finma nneaiiineu is felt re
arding the effect that the text of th<
rotocol may havo on the Spanish vol
Qtoera in Havana.
"Many newspapers express grief and
eepalr that the men who brought dls<
ster on Spain by lack of foresight, oranimation
and ability, should continue
> govern the country."
KEEN DISAPPOINTMENT
antfcstcd In NadrldOvir tha I'nbl (cation
of lha Protocol?Lom of i*hlHpptuea.
The l?*at Straw.
MADRID. August 15, 4 a m.?The cltj
as patrolled by police last night but
erfect tranquility prevails. The publl.
itlon ot the protocol produced keei
Isappointment so far as it refers to the
hillppines, where it had been hoped
pain would preserve her sovereignty
itact. Clause III of the protocol dlsels
this allusion.
Echoing public feeling, the independat
and opposition papers bitterly crit?
ise the clauHe as affording pretext for
jrtalllng Spanish sovereignty in the
rehlDolaco where control or Interfer
ice of a foreign power would make the
at Ives ungovernable.
El Heraldo wants to know how Amera
proposes to make the Cuban and
hlllpplne Insurgents submit to a huh?ns!on
of hostilities and keep them in
ash until evacuation of the Islands b>
le Spaniards Is completed.
El Naclonal says: "We would rathei
so the Philippines altogether than subit
to American tutelage."
The other papers discuss the probablly
of the abolition of the colonial office,
jelaring that the total loss of the Phll plnes
would be "preferable to Amertun
partnership or control."
All the adversaries of tho present cablet
And fault with the protocol becausc
le fifth clause allows until October for
le meeting of the peace commissioners
id stipulates that when a definite
eaty is concluded it shall bo ratified
wording to the constitutional rules of
ich country, thus affording Sagasta
1th a plausible pretext for adjourning
le convocation of the cortes until he
is a treaty of peace to put before them.
Public opinion attaches great imporince
to the Spanish commission In
arls making a resolute stand In dernse
of Spain's territorial rights in
le Philippines. The government thereire
wants to send a strong, competent
>dv of delegates.
A decree has been issued granting the
patriated troops a three months' furugh.
The minister of war, Lieutenant
eneral Correa, has issued circulars flxig
rules for the disbandment of the
oops returning from the. West Indies,
ho will hand over their arms and war
.ore* at the ports of Vego, Comma
id Santander. The soldiers and nonimmlssioned
officers will return to
iclr homos at the expense of the state,
id the officers are to be placed In the
serves until'the reorganisation of the
>me army permits their being replaced
i the active list About 120.000 men
id 6,000 officers are expected from the
'est Indies alone.
The French conduct of the negotlaons
for pt?ace Is regarded as a clever
roko of French diplomacy, conslderig
the ImmwiRo French interests In
r>nnlnh financial and commercial unmaking*
MADRID PRESS
dm not Take Kindly to the Provision*
of the Pmlorol.
MADRID, August 14,10 a. m.-?El Pais
-day prints the text of the protocol by
le United 9tates and Spain wttix
owning borders- and1 says: "Spain,
ithout eofcnrtes, Is reduced' to the role
! a third' rate power."
El Impartial say*: "Peace trill not
ring to Spain even tho rest she so
ucb needs after three years and a
iBf of wnr."
Ei Norton eays bitterly: "If Spain had
: least been vanquished only after n
irlous ami heroic struggle phe could
?1gn herstff. Peace with the United
latt-s will only be a momentary resto
from our misfortune."
121 Libe?rai myn the article in the proicol
dilating to the Philippines does
>t. indicate thati Anything good for
>ain will be fixed upon, and the quesoii
will not be settled favorably for
fr.
El Olobo (MMnlstorial) pines for peace
ctween Spain und the United States,
vli ?rays the communications on eastn
questions w%1ch Day ami Oambon
ive siRrn-d b??Kin the first chapter in
new history of Europe.
El Tcm|x> (Conservative) says:
Vace Is tin necompMShed fact. The
tterness of defeat ?!?>< * not prevent us
am swing with satisfaction the end
the war.
An order haw bevn iMoeft by th?? cupIn
general of Madrid utfpetKMn* the
iMiration of the newspaper 12 Hals.
Jvl Epoofc irays: "The peace It* the aadrt
liwpooea Mnce the treaty of
trecht" nnd expre?cw doubt "If a
>vwnmw>t which Im?? allowed Itmrlf to
? dragged Into a war will acquit itaolf
by negotiating peace."
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THEY PICKED UP GOLD.
PUmtMUMb ?* OuuUUam niii f
I thaKlnllteB?u.
JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 10, tU Btattle,
Wuh., Aug. 14.?'What 1* retarded
aa a most Important discovery of ? rich
> placer diggings la reported to hart been
made at Pine creek, a email (Cream
> emptying into Atliu lake. feed!* of
. Lake Taglsh. The discovery I* looated
In the Northwest Terrltorr of Canada.
( The news of the dlaoovery baa caoatS
a great etampede from Juneau and other
southeastern Alaska points, and It la
estimated that at least 1000 proapaetota
' have started for the locality- As reported
here, the And was made tw?
rear* ago toy George Miller, of this dtr.
about the time the-Klondike waa made.
Miller allowed his discovery to remain
* dormant and vent to the Klondike,
' T??? T?. ha MnA (atrlw A f?V
. friend* Into his confidence revisited the
' place and staked out claims.
t Walker Carter, who has Just returned
( here from the diggings, says: "I Saw
I (our men shovel In twenty-ilx ounces to
t two days, one pan from bed rock eoo?
t talnlng (our dollars. This was on dls,
corery claim. Flos creek Is About fifteen
miles long and will average sevi
enty-five feet In width. The current Is
[ very rapid. The diggings are what It
t known ss "bar diggings," or summer
. placer. Discovery claim Is about eight
, miles from the mouth of the creek. The
. bed rock li only fivs teet from the sur,
face and Is of a slate formation. Miller
Van Ava man at wnrlf ahnvitKnf Into
sluice boxes, and he pays them $11 a
1 day each, settling each night with dust
. taken from the boxes.
"The men are taking oat ISO a day to
? the man. The gravel shows from 20 to
150 colors. Captain Strickland, of the
Canadian mounted police, and several
other men ore already on the grouod
and have staked claims for themselves
and reserved the government claims,
' When I left thirty-three claims had
< been located and the balance of tha
creek Is reserved by the Canadian gov*
- ernment. When I was coming out to
. Juneau I met a large number of pros*
' pectors going Into every bay along Ta'
glsh lake trying to locate the spot.whleh
i they had heard of, but whose location
i they did not know.
"The news has caused great exclto- .
ment In Juneau, and every boat leaving
here is crowded with prospectors. The
gold brought in from the new diggings
In like that of the Klondike, very coarse
but it Is said to be worth 13 an ounce !
more."
GOV. ATKINSON'S VIEWS
On the Protocol?TUa Only Dangtr That
lie can ace.
1 Spedal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. V*,. Aug. 14.?
Yesterday evening Governor Atkinson
1 gave your corespondent the following
signed statement as his opinion of the
1 protocol: . ^ A/V;
''Under the circumstances I regard Thf conditions
of peace in the war with
Spain as reasonably fair to both governments
concerned in the controversy.
The only danger I see In the settlement
Is the possibility of the commissioners
allowing Spain to continue her unjust
tyranical rule over the Philippine islands,
which In the adjustment she may.
, be allowed to retain.
, The war would be, at best, a partial
failure unless the inhabitants or those
islands are guaranteed a better and
more liberal form of government than
Spain hw hitherto given them. This
Important matter, I think, however, can
properly be trusted to the commissioners."
Father Krlfry'a Promotion.
Special Dlnpatch to the Intelligencer.
MARTI NSBURG, W. Va., Aug. 14.?
Father H. J. McKelfry, pastor of the St
Joseph's Catholic Church, of this city, is
to leave here and take charge of BL Patrick's
church, of Richmond, Virginia.
The position to which he is going Is ao
Irremovable one, which was made vacant
by the death of Father Donohue.
COUNTERFEITERS CAUGHT,
A Gang That has Umu ttlWnff the Gcrtnh
mitnt Great Troabla.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14,?Intorraitlon
has been received by Chief Wllkla,
of the treasury secret service, of the arrest
Friday and yesterday, at Detroit;
Mich., of a gang of counterfeiters whose
operations have given the government
considerable trouble. They are Charles,
Edward and David Johnson. Charles
and Edward were arrested on Friday,
on the charge of passing counterfeit
quarters, and this was followed up yesterday
by <he arrest of David and a
search of the premises, where the coun*?vaa
weuwd. Chief
Wilkle regards the arrest as an Important
one, an he identifies the men with
Issues of the Hancock and Wlndom SI
counterfeits which have been circulate
freely in the west and also in the east
during the last eight years. There
were also taken fifty 12 Hancock and
500 Wlndom $2 bills, the latter being regarded
as the best all around counterfeit
which made Its nppearance up to
the discovery of -the $100 silver certificates
in the spring of last year. The bureau
officials at Detroit hope to secure
the plates from which the note it
printed.
llavfmfiiU orsitaraihtpiu
HAVRE?Arrived: steamer La Tournine.
New York. \
SOUTHAMPTON ? Arrived: Barbadoes.
New York, for Bremen, and proceeded.
failed: Fried rich Der Gruwe
from Bremen, New York.
QUBBJitS'lUVV ? omieui uuuti?i
from Liverpool for Now York.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Aug. 14.?Arrival:
Steamer Rhynland. Liverpool
NEW YORK, Auic. 14.?Arrived: La
Normandle, Havre.
Weather Korrraii foi Tomtimr.
For West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania
and Ohio, partly cloudy weather;
light to fresh southeast to south wlnda.
I?ocmI T*mp?ratRr*.
Tho temperature Saturday as observed
hv C. Hchnepf, druggist, corner Market
and fourteenth Rtrcotn. wan as ioiiowb;
7 n, m GS I 3 p. m 84
9 u. ra It 7 P. m 80
12 m M I \V??*thcr-^F*lr.
81TNDAY.
7 a. m 70 I S p. n
'J n. ra 75 7 p. m II
U 87 I \\'?atjjoi^F?lr.
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