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Consents to Speak of the War for
First Time Since Signing, of
the Peace Protocol.
nevertheless He Calls IJs an
Nation and Hopes We Will Meet
Our Jut Deserts No Hitch In
the Cuban Evacuation Proceed
,,.tn*s.. v„
New York, Sept. 15.—-A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says that for
the first time since the peace protocol
tu signed, Capt. Gen. Blanco has con
sented to. apeak of the war. This is
what he said:
"I am naturally inclined to he char
itable and I am Incapable of hating
anyone, but I confess to a feeling of
deep resentment against the United
States, whose conduct toward Spain in
declaring war against us, without mo
tive or pretext, just at the time when
they were receiving from us the higii
est marks of our friendship and re
spect, can never be condemned too se
"It ought never to be forgotten that
jvst when,„the United States was an*
«Kunoing its intention of coming to
Cuba to establish a firm government,
it was in reality directing hostili
ties principally against Puerto Bioo
and tiie Philippines.
""Since the beginning of this war it
has riwajrs been my heart-felt desire,
.commander in chief of the army, for
•th'e day to arrive when I could match
my armed strength against theirs, and
die, if necessary, among the ruins of
Havana, if fortune were not favorable,
but 1 was unable to realize my hope.
"My government has signed the,
peace protocol, and her decision must
be complied with. Nevertheless, I have
an eternal confidence in divine justice,
.. and I have therefore hope that this ar
rogant nation will receive its just de*
serts, and God knows that the day
when this act of national despoliation
Is accomplished and the stars and
•tripes float from the walls of Havana,
that day may perhaps mark the be
ginning of the decay of the American
"Before it is all over I wisn to put
myself on -"record as having no dislike
for the army of the United States.
On the contrary, I have the highest ap
preciation of its noble and coura
geous behavior."
The Commission's Work.
Havana, Sept. 14, \ia Key West, Fla.,
Sept. 15.—The rumors to the effect that
strained relations exist between the
•Spanish commission and the United
States Cuban evacuation commission
are absolutely unfounded. There have
been little incidents, but no real
For instance, when the United States
transport Resolute, with the American
commission on board, arrived here on
Saturday morning1 she did n6t fire a
salute 'on entering the harbor, but later
she fired the regulation salute when
visited by the British consul, who has
been acting for the United States.
!This action was commented upon at
the palace, in conseqwhce of which
explanations were exchanged during
the evening, with the result that the
Resolute on Monday morning flew the
Spanish colors in honor of the birth
day of the princess of the Asturias,
and at noon the same day, when the
Spanish flagship Alfonso XII. fired a
salute in honor of the royal birthday,
it was answered by the Eesolute.
On Saturday morning shortly after
the arrival of the Resolute a shell ex
ploded' in the ordnance park, killing
two soldiers. The local newspapers
were not allowed to publish anything
in connection with this Incident, so as
to avoid misinterpretation upon the
part of sensational newspapers. The
explosion was purely accidental.
Another little incident occurred on
Sunday. When the commissioners ar
rived at the palace of the colonial gov
ernment, where their first meeting
took place, they were ushered into the
State -room, where, on a table in the
center, were displayed maps of Spain
and Cuba. The members of the com
mission and staff removed their
swords and, in BO doing, inadvertently
placed them over the map of Cuba,
covering the whole length of the is
land. One of the Cuban attaches pres
ent noticed this, approached the table
and quickly removed the arms. The
incident, however, did not pass unob
served by the others present, who have
since commented good-naturedly on
the occurrence. No importance or
significance is attached to either of
these incidents by the officials here.
The true reason for the delay in the
meetings is the absence of instructions
frbm Madrid, which, although an
nounced as coming on the last mail
steamer from Spain, did not arrive as
i'The Spanish steamer Alfonso XEH.,
which left Puerto Bicfl,^or t,j is port
Wednesday, is expected Jo, jhave on
board the instructiop froin the^pan
ish government The, reason^'that the
first formal' session of' tne° commis
sioners took place on Sunday was the
understanding that the commission­
A ldricli Cha3, Curator, I
Historical Dept |i
ers must meet witnin *30 aayis alter
signing the protocol, which, on the
Monday, would have been 31 days.
The situation here may be summed
tip as chaotic. It is impossible to tell
exactly what the future may develop,
even regarding the commission. Its
powers appear to be very limited, the
members having to submit every trifle
to Washington for consideration be
fore actior.
The Worlc In Puerto Rleo.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 15.—
The work of the United States* Puerto
Rican evacuation commission is pro
ceeding rapidly. Two sessions were
held Wednesday. There has been no
hitch yet. Both side's profess satisfac
tion, and by mutual agreement no de
tails of the deliberations are made
The report circulated here that our
commissioners have agreed to pay $7,
000,000 for the Spanish fortifications
and other property is preposterous.
The Spanish steSmer City of Cadiz,
with Spanish troops from Guantanamo
on board, has arrived here and is em
barking the sick soldiers from the hos
pitals before proceeding for Spain.
The Spanish officers and men are loud
in their praises of the treatiftnt they
received from the Americans in Cuba.
Commodore Watson Assigned to Mare
Island Navy Yard—Disposition
oC Hta Warships.
New York, Sept. 15.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington says:
Secretary Long has issued orders
disbanding tbe eastern squadron and
assigning its commander, Commodore
J. C. Watson, to duty as commandant
of the Mare island navy yard. This
squadron was formed to go to Spain,
but the quick termination of hostili
ties rendered the movement unneces
sary. The commodore has been or
dered to proceed on the Newark to
Port Antonio and there take a steam
er for New York.
For the present the department will
retain the men-of-war now in southern
Cuban waters in that section, and
Capt. C. F.. Goodrich, as senior officer,
will have command. Capt. Goodrich is
on the Newark. Besides this cruiser
there are at or near Guantaniame the
Hist, the Scorpion and th'e Leonidas.
The Nashville is at Gibara.
Secretary Long will reestablish the
European and South Atlantic stations
as soon as the treaty of peace is
signed. It is also his intention to lay
upseveral vessels in reserve.
Orderspatting the ramKatahdin out
of commission were issued Wednesday.
She will be placed in reserve, with the
Columbia and Minneapolis, at League
island* All of the armor-clads will be
kept in commission and will be dis
tributed among the several stations
when the peace treaty is signed.
The department has determined to.
place at least one armor-clad vessel
on the European station. The admin
istration desires to let Europe see the
character of the vessels of the United
States navy, and an excellent squad
ron will be formed and ordered abroad
Secretary Long has directed that
the battleship which is to be built by
the Union Iron works, San Francisco,
Cal., shall be named the Ohio. The
Cramps will build the Maine and the
Newport News company the Missouri.
To Investigate the Pullman Itates
San Francisco, Sept. 15. The state
railroad commissioners have decided
to undertake a thorough investigation
of the affairs of the Pullman Palace
Car company with a view to determin
ing whether the rate charged by the
company can be legally reduced, J. P.
Meehan, superintendent of the com
pany in this city, is to be subpoenaed
and required to produce all the books,
records and papers in his possession at
the next meeting of the commission
Senator Kyle Better.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 15.—The condi
tion of Senator James H. Kyle, ol
South Dakota, who was stricken with
paralysis at the Forest City hotel here
Wednesday is much improved, and Dr.
Herrick, his physician, stated the sen
ator would probably be up and able to
travel within two weeks. He is fully
conscious and resting comfortably,
The paralysis was caused by the burst
ing of a blood vessel at the base of the
Gen. Miles Has the Vever.
Washington, Sept. 15.—Gen. Miles is
confined to his bed with a touch of
fevpr resulting in part from the work
and exposure of his recent campaigns.
The general has been ailing for some
days, and although he came to the
army headquarters for two hours
Wednesday there was already some evi
deifce of fever. Thursday the fever
symptoms were more marked. It is
said to be of a malarial character.
A British Bark Lost.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 15. The Brit
ish bark Buteshjrc was totally wrecked
I Wednesday night on the south doast
I of Chandleur island. Capt. Curtis and
crpw were saved. The vessel was bound
from Buenos Ajsres to Ship island 'and
was insured.
llualnesa Section llelnar Bj»rned Ont.
Toledo, O., Sept. 15.—A special to the
.Commercial from White Houie,, Q.,
'•'states 'that a conflagration started
shortly after one o'clock Tlui rsdrty
morning and the ivhofti business part
of the city i? being wiped out,
^1 ftw
Secretary Long Says That the
Battleships Iowa and Oregon
Have Their Orders.
No Trouble Feared with Germany,
But the Administration Deems It
Good Policy to Make the Pacific
Squadron aa Formidable as Pos
sible—Good News from Otis.
New York, Sept. 15. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Secretary of the Navy Long stated
Wednesday night that the battleships
Iowa and Oregon are under orders to
proceed to Manila via Honolulu to re
enforce Bear Admiral Dewey's com
In directing them to touch at Hono
lulu the authorities were actuated by
two motives—the first to put them in
a central position, where they could
be available for any duty in the Pacific
which might be considered desirable,
and the second because they did not
desire to send reenforcements to Bear
Admiral Dewey before the armistice
between the United StateB and Spain
It is expected In official circles that
the battleships and the five colliers
which will accompany them will be
ready to sail by Monday next. The
jtvj-jtwk .^'«-.S 4,
en CM
Bhlps will not waste any time in mak
ing the.
voyage. They will make a few
Btops and these only tb coal and com
municate with the department.
^Yhile believing there will be no in
ternational developments to change
the programme, the authorities do pot
propose to be in such a position that
they cannot modify the instructions
to the vessels In case of necessity, and
Jt is for this reason they are to touch
at certain points to r'eport and receive
The dispatch of the colliers with the
battleships is due to the desire of the
authorities to keep them so well sup
plied with coal that i£ it becomes nec
essary to change the course of the ships
and send them to Samoa or by a short
cut to Manila, they can-make the voy
age without difficulty.
So far as Germany is concerned the
authorities say there is nothing in her
attitude to cause the^belief that she
proposes to interfeip^vith any disposi
tion of the Philippics this government
may see fit to make. It is appreciated,
however, that it will Be the part of wis
dom for the United States to put in ftife
Pacific a force so formidable as to dis
courage even the suggestion of intei
Cables That
Minn 1 la Are
Much More Satisfactory*
Washington, Sept. 15. Gen. Otis
Thursday cabled the war department
ys •follows:
Manila, Sept. IB, 1SSS Adjutant Geiii-al,
Washington, D. C.: Affairs much more
satisfactory. Demands for withdrawal of
Insurgent forces xomplled with, and all
Withdrawn or withdrawing to-day, except
small forces In outlying districts, which
are not obeying Insurgent leader. Agul
naldo requests a few days in which -O
withdraw them by detachments and pun
ish their commanding officers. Over 2,000
already withdrawn. No concessions grant
ed insurgents, but strict compliance with
demands of 8th inst. required. General good
feeling prevailing. Manila quiet and busi
ness progressing favorably. No difficulty
anticipated. Have been compelled to con
fine Spanish prisoners temporarily within
limits of walled city.
(Signed) "OTIS, Commanding."
Last Day's Discnsslon at Omaha—Gen.
jIb Warner Speaks Asrainst the
Single Standard.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 15.—The third
and last day of the national currency
convention began with a paper in sup
port of an unlimited issue of irredeem
able currency by the government by
Gen. A. J. Warner, president of the
American Bimetallic union. Gen.
Warner said the debate would be di
vided into first, the advocacy of bank
currency second, a plea for a govern
mental currency to circulate concur
rently with tbe metals, afcd third,"an
affirmation of an irredeemable govern
ment paper currency Or absolute fiat
ism. As to the defense of falling prices
made by the gold standard advocates,
he said he concurred in their opinions
except as to farm products, for which
the labor cost had not decreased, and
with the further qualification that
there had been no reduction in the
fixed charges, such as transportation
rates, debts and taxes.
M\ A 1L A
Showing Fashoda, which th* French have occupied, marching to it from the
southwest, and Omdurman, where Gen. Kitchener is resting preparatory to re
suming bis march to Fashoda and other points south of Omdurman.
A reply was made to him by Con
gressman C. N. Fowler, of New Jersey,
who supported bank currency. Mr.
Fowler said the only logical position
the silverites could take was that of
Gen. Warner that if they could legis
late values into silver they could legis
late value into paper and make it re
deem itself.
Puerto Rlj!o Postal Service.
Washington* Sept. 15.—A further ex
tension of the postal service in Puerto
Rico has been made, Coamo, Utuamo,
Yauco and Juara Diaz having been
designated as postal stations. These
offices will be in charge of officials sent
from this country. In many cases the
Spanish officials are permitted to dis
charge the duties in such offices, but
are under the supervision of American
Street Cars for Japan
St. Louis, Sept. 15.—An order has
been received by the St. Louis Car
company for 250 street cars for the
Japanese government. The order,
which will be filled, calls for the com
pletion and shipment of the cars
within the next 90 'days. The amoint
to be paid for the cars is $300,000.
Died en Route from Puerto Itl«o.
Dixon, 111., Sept. 15.—Maj. W. E. Bald
win. of company C, Sixth Illinois, vol
uiJfers,. died Thursday morning at
aT-'hiladelpliia hospital, en route home
from Puerto Kico to Dixon. He leases
a wife aij.il a baby that was born dur
ing his absence.
Striking Plasterers in St. Louis
Precipitate a Riot in Which
Several Are Wounded.
Riot Occurred in Western Limits o(
the City—More Near roes Arrive to
Worlc the Pana Mines—Compara
tive Quiet Reigns in the Third
Bi. Louis, Sept. 15.—For some time
there has been a strike on among the
plasterers of this city and vicinity for
higher wages, but until Thursday no
serious trouble has resulted.
About seven a. m. strikers gathered
in considerable force near Gerry's sa
loon in De Hodiamont to prevent non
union men from going to work on soine
buildings near by. Derisive and abusive
words led to the throwing of missiles,
and finally one of the strikers drew Ids
revolver and fired into the crowd of
non-union men. This was followed im
mediately by a volley from the strikers
and Sane fell, mortally wounded,
When the mounted police appeared
om the scene they were met, in their ef
forta to disperse the rioters, lay a vol
fey of bulleta. The strikers fled and
Capt. Mi^anee at once called out all
the policemen available to chase and
capture them. Reports from the sfcene
of the riot are that the chase developed
into a running fight between the police
and some of the strikers, the result of
which is not yet known.
Situation at Pana.
Pana, 111., Sept. 15. More negroes
have arrived to work in the Pana mines.
Secretary Ellison, of the local union,
has resigned and will remove to Indi
ana. Many miners are leaving the
city. Ten business houses are prepar
ing to leave and others will follow.
The two injunction cases are on at
court, and it is thought both will be
decided in favor of the operators.
Negroes are being smuggled in by twos
and threes on every train. The ma
jority of the union miners want to act
quickly, but their officials hold them
back. Old miners are being evicted
from the company houses and negroes
^installed. The B. & O. S. W. railroad
men are petitioning their officials to
remove the shops from Pana to Flora
on account of the negroes. The opera
house -manager canceled the season's
dates on account of the strike. It is
stated that the grand jury will return
150 indictments against participants
in the riots of two weeks ago, but the
miners do not fear the result. Agents
of the old Pana mine are now in Ten
nessee getting negroes to work that
mine. Some miners say that outsiders
to the number of 7,000 will come ipj
others say none will come. No negroes
were in the city Thursday. The out
look is ominous and Thursday night
may bring startling developments.
State President J. M. Hunter, of the
United Mine Workers, came in Thurs
day morning from Spring Valley and
is watching the situation closely.
He says: "Let the niggers come.
Miners of our organization are law
abiding citizens, and will continue not
only- to keep in bounds of law and or
der, but will assist in the preserving
of peace, and offer their services any
time to protect property." Under
guard of 60 deputies 50 negroes were
transferred from Springslde camp
Thursday morning to the Penwell
mine stockades, where they were put
to work without even an examination
by the state mine examiner. The sit
uation here is indeed critical and the
result cannot be successfully pre
Trouble Not Over In the Bast.
Monongahela City, Pa., Sept. 15.—
The third pool miners' strike situation
is quiet, but an outbreak may occur at
any time. The strikers dispensed with
the usual march to the Jones mines
Thursday morning and a number of
the men went to work. About 26 depu
ties and watchmen are on duty. The
management assert that they intend
to operate their mines regardless of
the strikers and will import men to
fill the strikers' places.
Connecticut Republicans.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 15.—There
was a full attendance of delegates
when the Connecticut republican state
convention reassembled Thursday. Ex
Gov. Lounsberry was nominated on ihe
first ballot, receiving 356 votes.
The platform indorses the adminis
tration of President McICinley and com
mends the prudence and forbearance
with which it was sought to bring
about a peaceful solution of the Cuban
controversy with Spain, the vigor with
which the war was pros'ecuted and the
statesmanship displayed in the peace
negotiations so far as they have
uiea at "Fort MePueriun.
Atlanui,G,a.,Sept.12.—Wood M.Hale,
a recruit of the Fi'ftli infantry, whose
home is in Charleston, HI., died at Fort
Mcl'herson Monday of peritonitis.
Aaron Hodijg, recruit company D.
Third infantry, of St. Paul, died of
typhoid .fever".
The combined silver forces renominated
Ferdinand Brucker for congress from the
Eighth Michigan district.
The democrats of the Fourth Iowa con
rentlon named Dr. T. T. Blaise, of Maffoi*
City, as their candidate.
William N. Hood, proprietor of the Wash
ington (la.) Democrat and a prominent pot«
Ittcian, was killed while trying to board a
train Wednesday.
Michigan's newest regiment of volun
teers, the Thirty-fifth infantry, left tha
island Lake state camp Wednesday after
noon for Camp Meade, Pa.
The London Times says: "We understand
that the government of the Argentine fe^
public has notified Great Britain-of Its
acceptance of arbitration in the boundary
dispute with Chili."
Out of a total of GO,870 votes reported from
the South Carolina election, Gov. Energy
has a majority of 1,986. The missing vote
will hardly reduce this majority, and the
governor's friends are now perfectly oonf.
Italy, it is announced, declares that her
diplomatic relations with the republic of
Colombia are ended, .Colombia refusing
to recognize the British minister as thai
Italian representative during the latter**
Henry Lester, proprietor of the Princess
Anne cottage at Virginia Beach, and two
of his guests, T. S. E. Dixon, of Chicago,
and Arthur McLaughlin, of Newark, N. J.a
were drowned Wednesday while bathing
at the beach.
The body of Charles Splnks, the New
port (ICy.) wealthy coal merchant and oon
tractor, was found in the Ohio'" rive*
Wednesday near his coal fleet. It is sup
posed that he slipped and fell overboard
while inspecting his fleet.
Up to this time the amount of the new
bonds issued is $123,S70,640. Of this amount
$101,175,838 have been shipped to subscrib
ers, $12,061,260 have been deposited to se
cure circulating national bank notes, an$
{10,633,500 to secure public deposits.
A semi-official note says: "All the state
ments of the newspapers regarding the
alleged intervention of the president of the
republic in the Dreyfus affair are incor
rect." This is interpreted to mean that
there will be no presidential crisis.
The village of Burr Oak, Mich., was
greatly excited Wednesday by the assign
ment of the private banking house of Dan
iel F. Parsons. This bank.was established
35 years ago, and everybody thought It
was one of the stanchest concerns in that
Word reached the navy department
Wednesday that all the Spanish war ves
sels in Puerto Rico have left that coun
try. The war vessels Included the Isabel
II., a cruiser, the Creolla, the torpedo boat
Terror, a small gunboat, name not given.
and one other.
A Tabulated Report of looal Assess*
meats Made by the Auditor ot *.
Public Accounts. .i
Springfield, 111., Sept. 15.—Tabulated
report of local assessors made by the
auditor of public accounts issued bjj
the state board of pqu&^lzatipn Khowa
the assessments of personal propeijtjj
in the state to be $114,315,007 lands,
$319,047,998 town and city lots, $25j3^
323,686, and railroad property assessed
in counties, $1,857,015, a grand total
$693,443,706. The average value of imi
proved lands is $10.25 per acre unity.
proved, $3.79, and improved and unlm*
proved, $9.19. The average value oi
improved lands in Cook county
|18jP6 jer acre (presumably farms)
ana unimproved lands (presumably
suburban lots), $50.30 per acre. Thq
average value of improved city lot«|^
the state is $334.91, and in Cook county'
$569.45 of unimproved state, $42^7^
in Cook county, $53.01. There q$a
1,029,387 cattle, average value, $10.6i
1,715,044 cattle, average value, $6^3
495,017 sheep, average value, 86 cen.t%
and 2,409,952 hogs at an average value
of $1.22.
Possible Promotion of Dewey.
Washington, Sept. 15.—It is expected
that Secretary Long, in his amruaJjrt
port, will dwell at some length on tl}a
services of Admiral Dewey, and maj(
recommend that he be raised to the
rank of vice admiral.
To Meet Next In Detroit.
Milwaukee, Sept. 15.—The National
Association of Insurance Commission*
ers' convention Thursday morninft
unanimously adopted a report in favor
of holding next year's convention
Detroit, Mich.
Four New Yellow T*ever Cases.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 15. Four new
cases of yellow fever were reported
Thursday to the board of health froig
Orwood and five from Taylor's 8t&^
tion. Miss Lula Taylor, at the latteki
named place, is not expected to Uve.
Inspector Gant reports two suapldoUs
cases at Oxford. They are now Mlngj
investigate^ The freight quarantine
against ackson has been raised floaii
to permit the shipment of articles'not
likely to carry infection. it
Troops Reviewed
Camp PolMd.
Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 15.—Maj. Gen.
iBreckinridge and Brig. Gen. McKee *e«
viewed the Second division of the First
corps at Camp Polandi. The divisions
began foiling at eight o'clock on the
parade ground used by the
Georgia and Thirty-first MiehJgafc'.
The Third brigade passed first, |hen
the Second and First in the erder
named. An immense csowd saw tSe re
A Vorty-Kiner Dead.
New York,* Sept. 15.—Gilman Clttn^y,
president of the Canadian Expres jcotn
pany, and Paeilic coast forty-niapr, i?
dead in Montreal, aged 76 yearst""
Hnn^cil for WKc-MniSdk
.Tiraoe Bridge, Ont., Sept. Is^-Jwil
liam Junius TIajnmond was 'fegngtedi
here Thursday for' £|ia murder pf nia

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