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B Admiral Dewey's Official Dispute^
Ann (Mincing It.
of tliixp' XNp NAVAT, FORCES.
K'. " -I
e^sraraobr a scratch - no
ft; WASHINGTON. August 17. - The
jjp^ytrranent received the llret direct offlcajrflJ-matlon
to-day of the surrender
of Manila after a combined land and
K <e* bombardment laat Saturday. It
Steam* in dlapatchea from Admiral
sp'l>tr?y brought from Manila to Hong
ft* Kon^ on the dispatch boat Zaflro. The
K admiral-aent the dlapatches, the flrnt
f*one briefly reciting the essential facta
i;' jjjg ' MANILA. August 1J.
ftgBacretary Navy, Washington:
if'|t?nlltt- urrendered to-day to the
^ American land and naval forces, after
Rr a combined attack. A division of th*
^squadron shelled the forts and intrenchg;-m?its;
at Malate, on the south side of
the ulty, tirlvlng back the enemy, our
pAjMiny .advancing from that side at the
vv^metlme. The city surrendered about
g 'J5 o'clock,tfce American flagr being hoistr'
ed tojr Lieutenant Brumby. About 7,000
j^r prisoners were taken. The squadron
no catutltlo; none or the vesBcts j
ffv IfTM-tOjUrVU.
jjoj 00 August 7 General Merritt and I
v formally demanded the surrender of the
; cjt'y, which the Spanish governor genftr
?ral refused.
p' <&gued> DEWEY.
ttj^itenant Brumby is Admiral
r\ Dewey's flag lieutenant.
k.; The second dispatch from the admiral
V- had-oot. been deciphered up to noon.
Thejr were received early in the day
I,, and after-th$ -first one had been trans|f\
Jated, Acting Secretary Allen carried it
over, to the White house and laid it be
!iure luu rreaiaeni. wnuc 11 uvre oui
pxe news already brought by press dispatches,
yet it established the additional
point that some 7.000 prisoners of
war were now held by the American
commanders and that no casualties In
tile navy or damage to ships hsd occurfed.
^ 2f6w that the surrender is officially
^ reported,.it .can be stated that Manila
P* la being held by virtue of the military
p/i, vywu^auuu <uju suiicuuci, nuu uui uj
Wi Virtue of the protocol. The difference Is
I?; said to amount to little in practical rei}
suits, yet such as It is, all officials agree
?>''that the occupation Is the result of the
1, conjoined military and naval operations,
r According to Admiral Dewey's dispatch,
j| the surrender occurred about 5 p. m.
% last 'Saturday. The pcace protocol was
g? signed at 4:33 p. m. on Friday. It is
f: talQ that the difference in time between
!' ! Manila and Washington is such that the
p Surrender; reckoned on Washington
r* timfe, would be. about twelve hours
iiliaaA tiltt Hmo n? \fn?4f1n nf ntinlU
|?v..B-ju'm. Saturday morning. In point of
[*.' actukltime, therefore, the signing of
;> 'tha- peace -protocol preceded, the actual
li,. autfender of Manila by a fenrj hours,
Bttt lt-ia'a well established rule of mllV"
ltary law, accepted the world over, that
fa a peace armistice, or cessation of hos5.'
tlUtlee, 4?e? not become binding upon
f commanding officers until they receive I
l.^ aetpal notice of It. This rule Is ex- |
: ";JWrtd In the United States regulations
nn'M-nlnc- nrmlM In the field ns folio We:
^ ' 'Article 13&?An armistice is binding!
; . upttb the belligerents from the day of
' th* agreed commencement; but the offl- j
> oer? of the army are responsible from j
K the day only when they receive jofl^al i
notice of its existence. i
Under thin rule, Admiral Dewey and
General Merrltt would be bound by the
> armistice only from the time the notlca
l. V of It reached them at Manila. This j
| could not have occurred on Saturday,
prior to the bombardment, as the cable
wu not working, and no dispatch boat
could have gotten through with the notice
before M-onday or Tuesday. In
abort, K la agreed in all official quarto*
that the forcible taking of Manila
? Montar anH Ih.'i* fha ollv
and bay is now held on the basis of this
[ military and enforced taking:, rather
than cm the basis of the mutual arrangement
between the two countries.
This may become ""material when the
<tuestk>n arises as to the future of the
! v Philippines, for it Is likely to proceed
from the American standpoint that .Manila
was taken by force of arms, and is
ao occupied.
There has been no time t?? consider
what will be done with the 7.000 Spanish
prisoners taken, but the fact that an
amicable understanding had h?>en reached
with Spain as to the occupation of i
Manila will probably operate t.> lighten
the condition of these prisoners. 1
Said (O bt Fl? Klllml anil Portr*<lv?
Wointlwl lu fllr Affnck ?n DUiiIIa.
Vnntf * < *?! ? 11 A ur>nnlnl
lICi TT iUitn. nunuab ? I
dispatch from Manila. August 13, via
Boar,;Kong, to the New York Journal,
Bays: Five American soldiers were
killed and about forty-flve wounded in
the capture of Manila this afternoon.""
i The stars and strips were raised over
itic city at G:40 o'clock In th<* afternoon.
In the bay Admiral Dewey's fleet thundered
a national salute.
> "The combined naval and land force*
i' were employed In the capture of the
. Spanish stronghold of th?* Philippines.
At 9 o'clock In the morning the signal
to begin firing was set on Admiral Dewey's
The authorities ill the city and the
consuls of foreign powers had previously
been notified of the Intended bom .
Vfcrdment. For two hours great shells
were thrown Into the city.
..'After the bombardment the troops
-"" 'I thru-aril to nttnek the Knnnlttrdft
In the trendies. There hod been 110
reply to Dewey's bombardment, but the
land foreci mot with a hot reception.
Hut the onward rush of the Amerlr*>
c#n? 4ould not be stayed. With u ions
of. "five killed and over two score
bounded they drove back the Span-*
. ? tarda and captured the trenches.
In a jdiort time the white flag wan
hoisted i>y the dont ami 7.000 soMlers,
1,200 rifles and a yre.it quantity of ammunition
was surrendered.
. The Spanish loss has not yet been ns;
certalned. It is probably several times
as large aa that of tho American forces.
The Spanish forces numbered about
8,000 men, but they were well entrenched.
Nearly 10,000 Americans
were engaged In the assault and their
loss under the circumstances Is conaldr':
ered iroaH. The Colorado troops were
the firm 10 storm the Uvncbca and even*
man was a hero.
When the white flag went up, Captain
General Austin Jumped Into a launch
from the German cruiser Kalserln Augusta.
The cruiser then left with him on
board for Hong Kong.
The Fllllplnos are glad that the
struggle Is over. The shops ore again
open, the blockade has been raised and
things will soon bo just as they were
before Admiral Dewey came to destroy
Spanish ruJe here.
A German ft-xpl*u?fInn.
BERLIN, August 17.?The Norddeutcb
Alsomeln Zel tuns: explains that the j
Kaiserin Augusta, which brought away
General August! from Manila, left the j
harbor after the surrender of the city j
and assert* that the Spanish officer* ,
were allowed to go free, *9 that G?neral j
Augustl was able to go whither he
"When Admiral Von Diedrlchs permit- |
ted him to go to 'Hong Kong on board
the Kalserln Augusta," says the Norddeutsch
Algemeln Zeitung. 'It was by
agreement by the American commander-ln-chlcf,
if Indeed, the German admiral
considered such an agreement still
necessary. Moreover, It Is also to be
observed that he Spanish troops at Ma;
nlla may by mutual consent proceed to
Spain or Hong Kong."
f Oil, I4CII PaM.
LONDON, Auguit 17.-The Pall Mall
Gazette comments ths'aftemopn on the
"extraordinary action of the Germans
ill usbiaiiut, mr hiriiv ui vein.. ?? ??gustl
from Manila."
In term* similar to those used by the
Times this morning. It sharply criticises
the proceeding, drawing attention to
its similarity to the German action during
the British bombardment of Zanzibar.
when the usurping Sultan sought
refuge at the German consulate.
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "ThU
Manila Incident 1s uncommonly nigh a
flagrant breach of neutrality and is certain
to be regarded as an international
discourtesy. If nothing worse."
.Ortf?r* to Pafouilcn.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Auffust.17.?
Orders were Issued to-day directing
that the paymasters which have been
at Santiago with $1,500,000 shall proceed
at once to Porto Rico to pay the
troops. General Miles did not want
these paymasters and the money to be
s*nt to Porto Rico from Santiago for
f<?ar they might bring yellow fever. The
surgeon general's office does not believe
there Is any danger of Infection.
A paymaster has also detailed to go
with the troops which are to be sent to
Alaska. The paymaster may not remain
with these troops, but will arrange
for their payment While they are
located there.
To Invrntleatn Fever In Army.
WASHINGTON, D. C.t August 17.?
Surgeon General Sternberg has decided
to send out a scientific commission to
Investigate the causes of typhoid fever
In the army camps, and report upon a
method to prevent such occurrences In
the futi)re. The commission will consist
of Major Walter -Reed. United
States navy: Major Victor Vaughan.division
surgeon of volunteers of the university
of Michigan; Major Edward C.
Shakespeare, brigade surgeon. United
States volunteers. The latter made an
Investigation of cholera for the government
not long axo.
Tried to Kill Eutlrc Karnllr.
CHICAGO, August 17.?An attempt
was ma?le last night to take the Uvea of
John Hill, Jr., his wife and two children,
by exploding a heavy charge of
dynamite against Mr. Hill's residence
in Belmont, a suburb of this city. None
of the family suffered injury, although
the frame and sash of the windows
where the explosive was placed were
blown with great force Into the bedroom
where \*r. Hill was sleeping. The.
perpetrators placed the missile with a
pole of sufficient length to reach the
aannml at nrir n>Inilnn-a fin r ho Anil t\T tha
ai.buuuDiu<r " 'HMv/n - ? ? IH> v? luu i
pole was attached o stick of dynamite, '
r - I
I : Jj'
Hubert A. VanWyck, Grwiter >*(
from drowning in th<? ?urf. The mayc
In probable that a llft-xavjnfr medal wl
Mayor of Ijomlon dec.im?d to pIunR? In I
houra after th?* rtucue. T..?* mayor he
or a bomb. A slow fune wa? attached
nuil th*- explosive wan m aftanfftd that
ii wni? ajrccuy ii'.iujihi ini? ir.ime ?m mi,
window of the l>??droom on th" ea?t aide
of th?* houwc, tin* room uninlly occupied
by Mr. IIIII nnd hla wife. Th?- cr|m* Is
believed to have been ln*:'lred If not
executed by race trark itaen, Mgulnat
whom Mr. Hill, n* an ofTWr of the civic
federation, hits conducted H cruaad*.
Mr. Mill Ix (i well Uncivil board of trade
ACCIDENTS fomo with dlalreaalng
frequency on the farm, fiitu, brulaea.
atlngs, jprnlna. Dr. Thorna*' Ecb-ctrlc
Oil relieve* the pain Inmnntly. Nevor
unfe without It. 2
Dr. UIIos'JMm PUhtnro guaranteed toirto*
MeadaehmlzS) dsaiea. "Osc coot a do**."
One Baldwin Piano $175
One Wegtnan Piano $18?
One Ludwig Piano $200
a i n iv i n? _ . _ AA
une j. r. naie mm )iuu
One Chickering Piano $125
For the next ten days we
will sell Bruno, Gordon, Bay
State and Washburn Mandolins
40 per cent below list price.
Milligan, Wilkin & Co.
Dttl Ihi Jadg* DUrha r^rd Thfm-Olt?m
of Hooltjr'f DUelaiarM*
LONDON, August 17.?In the queen's
bench division of (be high court ot Justice
to-day'Justice Wright acquitted
Earl de la Warr and Mr. Broodier of
the charge ot contempt of court In alleged
attempt to Induce Ernest Terah
ttooiey, tne uannrupi company promoter,
to falsity his evidence In the
bankruptcy court
Tho learned Judge Bald, however, that
both were blameable and he mulcted
them both for the costs.
Justice Wright said that while he
mum absolve Earl de la Worr of the
charge of bribery, he must hold that
the earl had wrongly tried to Induce
Mr. Hooley to correct a worn statements
made by him in the bankruptcy
proceedings and had wrongfully promised
to help Mrs. Hooley. ,
Mr. Hooley, the Justice said, ought not
to be regarded as a mere liar, scattering
statements and accusations without
foundation, as had been suctrested
by the respondents; but aa, on the wit- ;
ness stand, he was rash, reckless ami .
Inaccurate, eppeuring sometimes to be ;
suffering from illusions In a hopeless |
attempt to disentangle the true from j
the false, his evidence was unsafe to I
act upon, especially in a case of such j
Importance. 1
Mr. Bradshaw's evidence as to. Karl
de la Wart's proposal to help Mrs. <
Hooley was remarkable, ulthough Mr.
Bradshatv had no cause to testify falseIt*.
It must be remembered, the Judge
continued, that the earl had an overwhelming
motive for obtaining Mrs.
Hooley's retraction. He could not believe
that It was out of mere charity
that Karl de la Warr had promised
Mrs. Hooley ?1,000. On the contrary,
he was forced to the conclusion that
the promise waa connected with the
earl's strong and natural desire to
clear himself from Hooley's accusallons.
Nevertheless. he acquitted Earl
do la Warr of the Imputation of Inducing
Mr. Hooley to testify falsely.
With regard to the alleged bribery,
he could not wholly absolve Earl de la
Warr. With regard to the money the
earl received, possibly the latter believed
It was received for services rendered,
or as a gift from Hooley. The
Judge said he supposed that was gen- 1
.,.**11.' t tin 11-nv ti.imau ii-uri. i.ulH f.ir
hut ?? these procreding* ivere only Intended
to vindicate Justice, It would be
u sufficient punishment for Karl de J:?
Warr's indlncretlon If the court ordered'
him to pay the costs.
With.reference to Mr. BroadJey's ciiie,
Judpe Wright considered him. he said.
much more guilty In asking Mr. Hooley
A LI FK-8A \ I NO At A YO H.
sw York's llrst mayor, has distlnRUlrhvd I
>r plunged In- nil drwwt'd un<I> broutfht th^n:
IH be awarded hlin by the President, Or
for fear of wetting his robes. Thla plctjn
id* tak^iv to hlr wheel to avoid Interviewer!
I ^
1' \
falsely to say that he made a retraction
without communication' with Earl
Jv !a V.'zrr. Ftfoadlayr wai Kullfy ofv
subornation of perjury: and, while tie
(the judge) was in doubt whether he
ought not to deal very differently with
Mr Broadlcf, he had concluded to make
the same order In Broadley*s case as in
the Earl de la Warr's.
And IU Dcalrablltty m? PermanentFfaral
llii(-Somr of its Points of Vanta*r.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
BAY,August 11.?The dreary length
of time that Uncle Sam's "quaker colored"
war fleet has spent in this bay,
.*,? AiitmniB t\9 thA IW40A TIP
unaiWHts ???: *
gotiations, haa given everybody, and
especially officers who chafe tinder the
Inaction, tlmtf to reliect upon more
peaceful things than shooting the ??nerny's
vessels into steel fragments. The
olflcers of the North Atlantic squadron
are becoming enthusiastic over tho desirability
of the United Status holding
this bay as a permanent naval btase. It
is generally agreed that on our own
southern coast and In all the West Indies
there is not an anchorage that can
compare with this one. Here is a bay
with a soft bottom, in which an anchor
finds a good hold, thus preventing
chains fouling. There Is a splendid- entrance
fully a mile broad, between the
hills that protect it, and with the dangerous
West Indian reef minimised as
to Its destructive tendencies by being
located only on one side, to the west.
The hills at the entrance are high
enough for all purposes, such ns the
placing of light houses and the erection
of earthwork fortifications. With lights
at the entrance there would be no danger
In entering the harbor at night and
Indeed' without such a guide, the big
trans-Atlantic liners came In safely the
other night. The entrance could easily
be mined for protection and at abort
Once Insjde the harbor, its splendid
facilities are Immediately visible. It is
a broad expanse of water of great
depth and extending north into the island
for six miles. Of course the extreme
depth of forty-two feet-does not
prevail over the entire length of the
harbor, but at this writing there are at
least twenty largo vessels anchored In
the deep and well sheltered portion of
the bay and as many more could find
good anchorage.
The survey made by Captain Sumner,
of the cruiser Columbia, which was
stopped In 1895, by the Spanish government.
shows thn,t there Is about two
and a half square miles of anchorage of
a depth of forty-five feet or-thereabouts
and far enough Inside to be protected
from any wind that may blow. Then
there Is about two square miles of anchorage?rfor
vessels drawing twentyfour
feet or less. In other words, the
great battleships Iowa, Texas, Indiana,
Oregon and Massachusetts and the
cruisers New York and Brooklyn could
be anchored In the first place, while the
entire remainder of the American navy
could rest further up the bay. Torpedo
boats and small gunboats and conveMed
yachts could move In any portion of the
immense bay.
There are good land points on small
bays, where dry -docks could be constructed
and where coaling facilities
UQ?nKH?hoil TTpaiiVi tt-nfpr l?
obtainable at two places, the wuth of
the CJuantanamo river, n mile from the
entrance and the mouth of the Cayman?*s
river, six miles up the bay.
The remarkabaly healthy character of
the place, considering the general superstitions
obout the unhealthlness of
the whole island, is demonstrated in
the entire absence of sickness aiming
the marines stationed there. With proper
sanitary precautions there need be
no fear of sickness and it is evident
that sickness among the resident population
in the cities near here Is due to
the lack of sanitary precautions and the
fllthlness of the habits of the natives.
Nothing XPWi
LONDON. August 17.?High officials
at the foreign office declare that the
Btory, baaed upon a dispatch from Aden,
Arabia, to the St. Petersburg Vledooi<
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iriir.rM :f by saving thru ? young women 11
i unconnclous, tine by one. to ?hore. It ^
i a similar occasion a former l^onl tT
: of muyor Van A'yck was taken two ?
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COL. J. J. AS1
Colonel John Jacob Astnr arrived a
for a brief visit His charming young w
ing for him. Colonel Astor, after don
nated his own services for use in Cuba,
camp, braved yellow fever, and flnall
pere io the President at Washington,
fore he could deliver his papers.
liKVI Z. ]
The Father Who Refused to Forsake HI
the Wheat
When young Joseph Leiter won't to the
walk two month ?OW, the Stock Ex?han<ro
rejoiced, and the members said
jleefullyv "The oki man is gone up.'' To
translate the vulgar phrase Is equivalent
to say that the Hon. Levi Z. Letter
had found It Imprudent and' inexpedient
to come to his son's aid in the explication
of the wheat deals which had come
to him t hrough .rash exchange.
Levi Z. Letter, a if-made man, is
ohq of the most influential men In the
v?orld. The name Leltcr is a synonym
of, mo;v?y. The Letter home Is In WashInirtpix
hut uie family *.ntes from Chicago
which claims them- as its own. Although
criticised and often- maligned',
ostt, to the effect that Great Britain
has recently assumed n protectorate I
aver the whole of South Arabia, is non- '
Hetmk-al, as Great Britain has for many [
years exercised a protectorate over th > I
tribes around Aden, und there has been
no change In the situation for the last
two decades.
Rat lie Spoiled the Humane* by
Commonplace FluUii.
Detroit Free Press: "One of the unlucklest
fellows I knew In the civil war,
that survived his army experience,"
tell* a grim old veteran, "was a man
tamed Horton, from Plalnfleld, Connecticut
At the breaking out of the unpleasantness
he enlisted In the navy
ind was wrecked at the Hahamas.
Shortly after that he undertook to run
i pr!*?? Into port, but v.*as himself run
In by the enemy and brought up In
"Thnf vflR hnril lurk."
"That's only a beginning of my story. |
Vhen Horton was exchanged he was on ;
he whip chut was to tow the Monitor to :
Charleston. The vessel went down, you
vill remember, and while he was atemptlng
to rescue Rome of the crew he
Srlfted off Into the gulf and was not
>lrked up until the next day. lie came <
hrough all right, but afterward*, while
le was flrini? a salute at San Domingo,
>oth of Ms arms were blown off by the
xploslon of a gun. Strange to relate
10 was ni?:iln a hale, hearty mnn when 1
Is wouiids healed."
"Wonderful. Hut I suppose that was :
he last risk he ever took." 1
"So. sir: the durncri chtimn went and 1 '
ot married."
If tho d^velopiwmts of war brin* Iirto
he possession of the United States the j
panlsh Irtnudvt of fhe I^adrone^ Just ,
> the oas-twnrd of the PhUlpplm*, the |
lul wllf arrive for a marltfrr?* Art Ion j
m?c hold In howir In all ports of Asia
nil^Auy trull a. K very year thousands ,
0 ? SanFrancisc^
"G islands
rQ U AT 0 R
ii If 1 \ IM iTm.IT/
.t his mother's villi In Newport la?t week
Ife and three-year-old baby were walllatins
a "battery" for use at Vanila, da.
He fought and worked In Hie Cuban
I y eet out north bearing Important paIIe
was held a week In quarantine be
la Son Has Set him on hit Feet Again In
, World.
Jrr. Lelter has accumulated honorably
one of the largest fortunes In existence.
He has also raised' a family which la
known pohtlcav<y and socially the world
around. His daughter, Mrs. Mary 1*1ter-Cunson
is the wife of one of England's
ablest young diplomat* recentlr
appointed1 -viceroy of India. She will
some day be Lady Scarborough?when
her nusband's mother dies. Another
daughter, Miss Daisy i^eiter. Ii ?
reigning bell? In New Tork and Washington
society, wh.lo-the win, Joseph K?
Inis shown ability ab well as Imprudence.
Levi Z. Letter's fortune Is estimate
at $80,000,000 at the lowest mark, a# of
which he ha* accumulated minted dj
good, hard business deals.
of vesaete clear at custom houses f<*
Guam, yet norv ever gae? there; none,
In fact, ever meant to go there, "turn
hay always seemed such a legal fiction
that few have ever taken thought that
there I.* i*uch a place, and fewer y?
have Investigated the reason wtoy it w
a maritime Tom Tiddler's ground.
When tk ship dears for & certain
U must go to that place by the shortew
route of sail in#, gale and -wreck except*
ed. and any failure caH? for an- expian?^
tlon. Yet there often arise case* wne??
It iH of advantage not to declare ta*
.. .< J?-.l I _. ll?.. It mat' Vu> (hUS
jiuri ul umuiwui'ii, it .
skipper may avoid- bolrcjr both?red wun
n matt, or it may be that bu*!ne? rivalry
seeks to conrea* some pointoi
good: trad*-'. In such caws the V?***
clears for Quant, and satff away to lw
secret destination. Although there j**
Guam upon the charts, the vessew
which have cleaned for It never la> *
course in Its direction, and the law i?
none ethc less satisfied. How it i? P0**
sibie that (Jam tan be such a porti"
bas*d on the old traditions of Spam*?
excluslvenero In the Indies, both ^aa*
ami West. It has only been a? a resuu
of superior fbrce that the
hmve opened the Indlrfl to trade ana in
and this evntury was well advanced Before
the Inst of the old restriction*i wjj
removed. By some chance the l*dron
were not Included, and' In accoraan
with th?- laws of the Info* every >(*??
rawing there without Spanish le*** "
forfeited. The i* natty of the law n?
not l>eeu exncted for many .
th? existence of the law ha* n?adfP?
PiHo tin* Action of clearlnf ior
L?uam. A* soon as ths* AmMl"111 J'irv:
po*-?es*lon of the archipelago
laws of th.* Indie* WW cease to na>?
effect and tluam will los* Its p?'cul
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and positively cures Pile*, J?
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