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unknown IS WAITING FOR THE TROOPS TO BE SENT TO HIS AID INSURGENTS Of NOISE ; VTRBIiT DISUNITED AND HALF FAVOB SPAIN CHARLESTON TO SAIL TODAY j Transport Ship* Not Tot Beady Not Troop* Prepared for the Voyage. Bushing Work Associated Press Special Wire BONO KONG. May 17.-(Copyrighted, ItM, by the Associated Press.)— The steam er Esmeralda which has Juat arrived from Manila with 400 refugees, chiefly Chinese, reports that the United States cruisers Concord and Boston are going to Hollo, where they expect prompt capltulatTSn Md to recapture the American ship Sar ' en-" with a cargo of coal. The blockade ot Manila Is extremely rigid and several 1 ships have been refused admittance. The rebels are useless as allies of Admiral Dewey. They are utterly disunited quite half of them being ln favor of Spain. The Cavite arsenal was found empty. Colonel Miquel, of the artillery, committed sui cide because he discovered that the am munition was non-existent. Captain General Augustl Is trying to conciliate the rebels and has authorized the establishment of native councils. The archbishop of Manila ln a pastoral issued on the eighth Instant, said: "Christians, defend your faith against heretics who raise an Insuperable barrier to Immortal souls, enslave the people, abol ish crosses and cemeteries, forbid pastors to perform baptism, matrimony or funeral rites or to administer consolation or grant absolution." Fending the arrival of troops from the United States tha Americans defer hostil ities ashore. Beady for Sea < VALLEJO, May 17.—The cruiser Char leston will in all probability sail for the Philippines tomorrow morning. She will flnish coaling tonight and as all her am munition and stores are aboard, nothing will remain to delay her further when that necessary preliminary has been accom plished. Her complement of officers Is as fol lows: Captain Henry Glass, commanding; Lieutenant Gottfried Blocklnger, execu tive officer; Lieut. Wm. Braunersreuther, navigator; Lleuts. Frank H. Bostwlck, George R. Slocum, Robert E. Coontz; En signs Wm. A. Moffett and Waldo Evans, watch officers; surgeon, Henry T. Percy; passed assistant surgeon, Ammen Fahren holt; paymaster, James S. Phillips; chiet engineer, Robert W. Gait; passed assist ant engineer, J. S. McKean; assistant engi neers, A. W. Marshall, C. E. Leiper and J. B. Henry; boatswain. D. Glynn; gunner, *• Phelps; carpenter, J. H. Gill; pay clerk, F. M. Phillips. Waiting: for Troops BAN FRANCISCO, May 17.-The City of Peking will not be ready to sail for Man ila for a day or two, and It Is rumored that she will be delayed for possibly a week, pending the arrival of troops from the eaat It Is said she will carry a num ber of mules to the islands ln addition to the troops. The first real work Indicative as to tho time the will depart took place to day. A squad of men from the Presidio wag detailed to store her provisions and arrangements are being perfected for the quartering of the men who will go with her to join Admiral Dewey. If rush orders are received the vessel can sail within t8 hours, but if she is to go thoroughly equipped for service it will take five or sis days to fit her out. She has about finished coaling and Is taking on supplies and pro visions for the trip. The City of Sydney, also one of the trans ports, Is being coaled, but there is little else being done on board. This is also the case with the steamer Australia, but the last mentioned vessel hardly needs the preparation for the trip that the other ves •els are undergoing. General Merrlam has decided that no more troops can be stationed at the Prc aldlo with due regard to the health ot the present occupants and has made arrange ments with the owners of the old Bay Dis trict track to station all the troops that arrive here after today within the great enclosure. The ground will be prepared for the reception of the troops from Ore gon, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Min nesota, Kansas, Utah and Idaho, who are due to arrive here this week. It Is expected that there will be at least 16,000 regulars and volunteers stationed in this city before the end of the month, and 16.000 regulars and volunteers stationed In that most of them will be ordered to Man- Ua. : Spanish Activity WEW TORK, May 17.-Preparations for the relief expedition to be sent to the Phll tetane Islands are being hurried In both NEWS CENSOR AT KEY WEST • One of the gentlemen in Uncle Sam's service whose duty It is to pass upon • • all information offered for transmission by telegraph is Capt. James Allen, • • now stationed at Key West, Fla. Capt. Allen is the autocrat of the Key • • West telegraph office. It is his business to see that nothing which might be • • of benefit to the enemy is wired out of Key West. • • He Is the successor there of Capt. R. E. Thompson, U. S. A., who Is now per- • • forming a similar duty at Tampa. Both gentlemen are members of the slg- • • nal service corps and are experts in their line of work. • the Military and Naval Departments, sayt, the Madrid correspondent of the World. Five battalions, each 1200 strong, under thirty-eight officers, are assembled at Cadis, Barcelona and Valencia, or will fee ready for embarkation this week. This force will be commanded by Gen eral Camprudl. It Is made up wholly of picked men, who have served two years. Several batteries will go with the expe dition, and large supplies of stores and coal. Warships tq convoy the transports will so from Cadii to Barcelona. The Cadiz Fleet NSW YORK, May 17.—A dispatch to the World from Gibraltar says: A Spanish fleet was to leave Cadiz today, a telegram from Madrid just received here reports, bound for the Philippine Islands. The expedition, which is said to consist of troops and warships, both will go by way of the Sue* Canal. Its object Is to raise the blockade by Admiral Dewey's ships, if possible, and to recover possession of the islands. If this cannot be accomplished, troops will be landed for the purpose of enabling Ma nila to try to hold out against capture until the hoped-for Intervention by Europe may restore the Islands to Spain. Not Yet Beady NEW YORK, May 17.—A dispatch to the Herald from Cadiz says: The dockyard authorities here have an nounced that the reserve fleet, which would consist of the Pelayo, the Carlos V, the Alfonso XII and the newly equipped cruis ers Rapldo and the Patria, together with the torpedo destroyers Audaz and Proserlna, will be ready for sea in the mid dle of the present week. There has been considerable difficulty In obtaining skilled engineers, Spanish engi neers being unable to obtain the proper speed out of the torpedo catchers. The Glraldo will probably accompany the fleet as a dispatch boat. It Is popularly surmised that the above mentioned fleet goes to the Philippines, but everything depends on what may happen in Havana. If the first Spanish fleet take a good position and should any misfortunes occur to the United States warships, the men-of-war now in Cadiz would be directed westward and not eastward. The Pelayo will be the flagship and several armed transports will accompany the fleet. Ordered to Remain > MADRID, May 17.—Rear Admiral Cama ra, who Is in command of the Spanish re serve squadron at Cadiz and who has been ordered to come to Madrid to consult with the ministry of marine as to his naval plans, has received orders instructing him to remain at Cadiz. One official dispatch from Havana con firms the report of the blowing up of a war vessel off Cardenas and the killing of eighteen men on board. Dewey's Strong Ally LONDON, May IS.-Tho Hong Kong cor respondent of the Standard says: It Is expected, owing to the strict block ade and famine resulting from it that the city of Manila will soon be compelled to capitulate to the American blockading squadron under Admiral Dewey. A dispatch to the Times from Manila dated May 13 says: "As a means of keeping the natives loyal and inducing them to refrain from assist ing the Americans, Governor General Au gust! has Instituted a consulting assembly, composed of fifteen members of mixed and native blood. Its president is Senor Pa terno, who achieved the late peace and accompanied the rebels to Hong Kong ln December. "Preparations are being made to send food supplies to outlying districts ln case of bombardment. "The Archbishop of Manila appoints June 17 as a day of rejoicing at the re newed consecration of the Philippine Islands to the sacred heart of Jesus." A Fighting Chaplain PRESCOTT, A T., May 17.-In addition to Arizona's quota of 215 fighting soldiers being filled and first to the front, she to day sent a praying soldier as chaplain of the cowboy regiment, Rev. H. A. Brown, rector of the Episcopal church here, for merly of Los Angeles, yesterday received his commission as chaplain of the above regiment, and left for San Antonio this afternoon, having resigned his> position as rector. He was accorded a rousing fare well. Methodist Bishops BALTIMORE, Md., May 17.-The Rev. Warren A. Chamyer of Oxford, Ga., and Rev. H. C. Morrison of Nashville, Term., were elected bishops of the Methodist Epl« copal Church, South, today by the General Conference In session here. It Is said to have been the most exciting session ever held by the conference, LOS ANGELES HERALD, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1898 THE ELOQUENT CERVERA STIES UP THE COURAGE OF HIS CREWS , Possibly His Faith in Divine Aid Leads Him to Avoid Fighting a Battle MADRID, May 17.—At the moment of his departure from the Cape Verde Islands, Ad miral Cervera (in command of the Spanish squadron of the West Indian waters) made the following address to the crews ot his ships: "After three years of struggle ln Cuba, we are neu ring the end of the trouble, which certainly would have been ended three months ago but for America's aid. "That nation, believing she had created by underhanded means a thousand embar rassments, but that nevertheless she would not be able to attain the object of her am bition, at last threw off the mask, and when the Insurrection was on its last legs commenced against us the most unjust war In the history of the world. "Spain," the admiral continued, "did not wish for war. Her conduct proved this. She conceded everything a self-respecting nation could concede, but the Americans, whose ambition is insatiable, always asked for something more and even what be longed to us—that land discovered by Spanlards led by Columbus. "Forward, then, to the war, since we ate forced thereto by the Americans' blind ambition. But let us enter the combat as the Spaniards of old, strong ln their rights and trustful In God, who will never aban don a just cause and who will aid our ef forts. "I need not enjoin discipline upon you. for during the six months you have been under my command I have only had cause for congratulation. Nor need I call on you to do your duty conscientiously, especially during the watches, which will often be most trying. Still less need I urge you to display courage. You are Spaniards and that is sufficient in war. "Then, when I lead you to battle, have confidence in your chiefs, and the nation, whose eye Is upon you, will see that Spain today Is the Spain of all time. •'Viva Espana, viva El Rey, viva la Reina." SPIES IN PRISON Will Not Be Exchanged for Prisoners of War 4 MADRID, May 17.—1t is announced 4 ♦ here in a dispatch from Havana that ♦ 4 after the arrival of the Uncas off that ♦ port the two captured Americm 4 4 newspaper men were examined, and 4 it is added that the inquiry reaveled 4 4 the fact that they could liot be con- 4 ■*• sidered as prisoners of war, but must 4 4 be locked up as spies, one being, it 4 4 is claimed, a Cuban employed in Ha- 4 4 vana. It is further a',l?ge 1 that upon 4 4 the prisoners were found revolvers, 4 4 cartridges, interesting documents and 4 ♦ a camera. AJI Ices received here ccn- 4 4 firm the report that Mr. Freeman 4 4 Halstead, the newspaper correspond- 4 4 ent arreste i at San Juan de Pcrto 4 4 Rico, was iakcn Into custody while 4 4 ln the act of taking photographs of 4 4 the fortifications. -f. No Protest Probable WASHINGTON. May li.—The statement cabled from London that Japan Intends to protest vigorously against the seizure of the Philippines by the United States and with that object ln view is taking steps to secure the co-operation of certain Euro pean powers, is not credited by the Jap anese Minister. He said today that he had received no information, official or unof ficial, of any such purpose on the part of his government, and he is confident that the report is without foundation. In his opinion the statement carries with it Its own contradiction, since It Is self evident that the psesent condition of affairs In the Philippines offers neither occasion nor reason for a protest by Japan. The Coal Supply SYDNEY, N. 8. W., May 17.-Twenty. seven thousand tons ot coal were shipped from this port to San Francisco last month and arrangements have been made for the delivery of 150,000 tone during the present month. I ALL THREE SQUADRONS ■AIL OTJT OF SIGHT AND THEN •STAY THERE EVEN THE NAVY DEPARTMENT Is Forced to Admit Its Ignorance ot Fleet Movements—Hastening the Cuban Campaign Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON. May 17-The official bul letin boards today failed to yield any news of the movements of either of the three fleets—Sampson's, Schley's or the Spanlsn squadron—and there Is reason to believe that the department Itself has received no Information on that point. The depart ment officials are beginning to show a lit tle sensitiveness to criticism In the matter of delay in bringing the Spanish fleet Into action, conscious as they are that they have made all dispatch compatible with due regard for the safety of our own ports as well as of the lives of the crews of our vessels. Every day there Is talk of a change ln the naval plans brought about by some movement of the Spanish squadron, but what the later phase of the campaign is, nobody outside of the members of the war board Is competent to say. The gen eral impression today Is that no particular effort Is to be made Just now to pursue the Spaniards so long as they keep within the confines of the Gulf of Mexico and the Ca ribbean sea, but that Sampson and Schley ln combination will encircle the island of Cuba, maintain the blockade and convoy troops across the Florida straits If neces sary, meanwhile simply keeping watch on the Spanish flying squadron to see that !t does no mischief either to the American fleet or, by escaping into the Atlantic, to the seaboard cities. By this plan the military and naval of ficials might hope to silence the rather severe criticisms that are being expressed because of delays in opening the military campaign In Cuba itself. Considerable pressure has come upon the administration from congressional quar ters to have the campaign hastened, and there are thought to be signs of a resump- tion of the plans of the military leaders for the invasion of Cuba at the point where they were suddenly suspended by the an nouncement of the arrival of the Spanixh flying squadron at Martinique. One sign of this was the inclusion in the regular army orders of a direction to Capt. Alger to go to Tampa to join Gen. Miles. Dewey's Position The department professes to feel no ap prehension that Admiral Dewey of his men are In any way endangered by their occu pation of Manila harbor on the present basis, but this cannot be said of the unfor tunate Inhabitants of Manila If the present situation Is protraoted unduly. It Is no small matter to organize and transport an expedition of 12,000 or 13,000 soldiers 4000 miles across the sea at short notice, and the indications are that within a week some of the soldiers at least will "be on their way from San Francisco, following the Charleston, which Is expected to leave at any moment with a few supplies most urgently needed by Admiral Dewey. There arc indications that the war de partment has been brought to see the wis dom and fairness of the suggestions thrown out by Major General Merritt, that his expedition should consist of not leas than 15,000 men and that at least a third of them should be seasoned troops from the regular army, capable of meeting on equal terms the veteran Spanish soldiers who garrison Manila. To endeavor to overcome the Spanish force with less than half their number of troops would seem to be a senseless pro ceeding, ln view of the fact that there is no necessity for such a course. General Merritt took occasion to deny very em phatically the accuracy of certain news paper interviews published this morning, which placed him in the position of re fusing to obey an order to proceed to the Philippines because his force was Insuffi cient. The officials at the department, upon seeing these publications, did not hesitate to express their belief at once that General Merritt was too good a soldier to refuse to obey a lawful order, although they admitted he might have, as he did to day, through Inspector General Hughes, a member of his staff, suggest the pro priety of an Increase In the number and a betterment of the quality of the sol diers to be assigned to his command. The Winalow'a Case Reports received here from Key West show that the condition of the little tor pedo boat Wlnslow Is much worse than was supposed and that It will be neces sary, in all probability, to have her come tc Norfolk for repairs. One shell smashed her low pressure starboard cylinder and another traversed one of her boilers. It would be possible to get along under one boiler and reduce the starboard engino from a quadruple to a triple expansion, but the efficiency of the boat would be very much lowered thereby. Sneak Out at Night CAFE HAYTIEN, Haytl, May 17.—Two Spanish cruisers or gunboats are making their base of operations at Badlquterl, or Guantanamo Bay. They are known to be moving every night ln the waters between Haytl and Cuba. The Haytien schooner INDEX TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS Gladstone Is dying. • The battleship Alabama will be launched at the Cramps yard at noon today. Sagasta names the new Spanish cab inet, but the nominees are not partic ularly anxious to serve. Senor Polo said to be staying in Canada as manager of the Spanish spy system; the English government will receive a suggestion that the ex minister from Spain be sent home. Hawaii's offer of the Islands as a naval base Is thought to Improve the prospects of the annexation scheme. Cable messages will be censored, to prevent Admiral Cervera from gain ing Information concerning the move ments of the American fleet. The war revenue bill discussed In the senate; Democrats Insist that a bond Issue should be avoided and that property as well as consumption should pay Its share of the tax; the house passed twj important labor bills. Gen. Merritt makes emphatic denial of his intention to decline the com mand of the forces to be sent to Ma nila, though he would prefer a few more regular army men. European diplomats continue to comment on Dewey's waiting for re inforcements; the Charleston will sail today, and the transports with men will follow as soon as ships and sol diers can be got ready. Persistent cannonading on Sunday off the coast of Haytl Indicates an Important engagement, while Spain's squadron is "positively" seen all over the Caribbean sea. Navy officials admit that the where abouts of any of the squadrons— Schley's, Sampson's or the Spanish Is unknown to them. Blockaders off the Cuban coast keep ing vigilant; watch for the Spanish squadron and eagerly hoping for a battle. Eighteen states have filled their quo tas, and the volunteer army will soon be complete. The war board decides to go ahead with the Invasion of Cuba, and the forward movement will begin before Saturday of this week. Engagement between Sampson's squadron and the Spanish fleet ex pected today or tomorrow. Col. W. J. Bryan will recruit a regi ment In readiness for the next call for volunteers. plying between the Mole St. Nicholas, Jean Rabel and Glatlnagua ports, through un agent of the Cuban insurgents at Port De Paix, having met Spanish vessels several times during the past few weeks. The Spaniards are supposed to hide ln the Cuban ports during the day and to go out cruising at night. Seven Slow Steamers ST. THOMAS, Danish West Indies, May 17.—1t was reported here this morning that on Sunday last from noon until 6 p.m. six or seven vessels slowly steamed westerly north of Tortola Island, forty miles east of St. Thomas. One steamer which ap proached the land showed the Spanish flag. Will Dodge About NEW YORK, May 17.—A dispatch to tho World from Madrid says: Admiral Cervera's fleet will dodge about in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, It is expected by naval men here. Cervera will avoid a fight in case he flnds himself overmatched. His chief aim Is to draw the American squadrons away from the Cuban coast so that he may make a dash Into Havana. The principal object of such a dash, tt is asserted, would be to allow the cruiser Vizcaya to go Into dry dock to clean her bottom and thus Improve her speed, for In her present condition she cripples the movements of the remainder of the fleet. Great expectations are founded on nlghl raids by the Spanish torpedo boat destroy ers upon the American blockading squad ron. Later, when the rainy season sets ln, fast blockade runners, both Spanish and for eign, will undertake to carry ammunition and provisions to Cuba and Porto Rico. Union of Fleets ♦ NEW YORK, May 17.—A special to -f ■*- the Herald from Washington says: -f + Spain's fleet ln the Caribbean Sea ♦ ♦ is to be met by a squadron consisting -f of the armor-dads of the United ♦ ♦ States ln North Atlantic waters. This -f •f seems to be the intention of the Naval ■*• ♦ War Board, and preparations are be- ♦ ■f ing made to effect the junction of -f ▼ Rear Admiral Sampson's and the Fly- + ♦ ing Squadron, under the command of + + Commodore Schley, with all possible ♦ -f dispatch. + ON THE DIAMOND Winners of Games Played by National League Clubs PHILADELPHIA, May 17.—Baltimore took two gameß from the Phillies today with the greatest of ease. The Quakers used two pitchers ln each game. Attend ance 1350. Score: First game—Baltimore 9, Philadelphia 5. The second game was called at the end of the eighth inning on account of dark ness. Score: Baltimore 17, Philadelphia 2. Chicago—Battery errors and other poor playing in the third and ninth, followed by a bunching of hits, gave Chicago an easy victory. Attendance 1100. Score: Chicago 13, Cleveland 6. Pittsburg—Taylor was easy for the home team today. Attendance 1800. Score: Pittsburg 6, St. Louis 0. New York—The Giants took both games from the Senators, the first because of their ability to hit Swaim effectively, the second by a lucky streak of batting ln the ninth Inning. Attendance 6000. Score: First game—New York 9, Washington 3. Second game—New York 11, Washington 10. Boston—Lewis was good today and shut out the Brooklyns, and for the first eight Innings not a hit was made. Attendance 2200. Score: Boston 12, Brooklyn 0. Sympathy of Diaz EL PASO, Tex., May 17.—Don Ignaclo De La Torre, son-in-law of President Dlax of Mexico, passed throuin", this city last evening In his private car. He was accompanied by four prominent states men of the republic. The party will visit Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans. It Is understood that the object of the visit Is to Impress upon the people of the United States that Mexico Is In sympathy with this country during the present war with Spain. Arms for Siamese TACOMA, May 17.—According to) a re cent issue of the Bangkok Times, 3000 car bines of American make have been taken Into Slam surreptitiously and sold. A portion of the carbines were taken up the rivers Into the interior of 81am. It Is un known at Bangkok just who purchased these arms and for what purpose they are Intended, but trouble Is expected ln con sequence of their introduction. 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Telephone M.l. 142. — — • r IN THE CABINET Nothing Said About Calling Out More Troops WASHINGTON, MAY 17.—Tho Cabinet session today lasted until about 12:30 o'clock. Secretary Long came late and left half an hour before the others. Secretary Day also left early. The members as they left the White House, were unusually re ticent even as to minor matters and ex plained that the Administration was greatly hampered In its work by Indiscreet pub lication of news as to naval and army movements. Secretary Long said that although the matter of rigid censorship on the press was not discussed at today's Cabinet meet ing, the action of certain newspapers In publishing movements and campaigning plans was causing great embarrassment. The published Interview with General Merritt at New York in the course of which he Is reported as having expressed his unwillingness to take the command at the Philippine Islands without the government gave him more tban 15,000 volunteer troops, and complaining that such a command was Inadequate to his rank, Is likely to be the subject of an Inquiry by the government as to whether he was correctly reported. A member of the Cabinet said after the meeting that he had no doubt that the matter would receive official attention. Nothing was laid at the meeting as to the reported purpose of the President to Issue a call for additional volunteers nor was the subject of sending more troops to tho Philippines than the 15,000 already de cided upon by the President. The govern ment is now in constant communication with Admiral Dewey and his judgment; as >ta the number of troops necessary to ac compllsh the subjugation of the islands will be followed. So far as can be learned no Important Information has been received an, to the movements of the Spanish fleet, nor can it be learned whether a conflict between the fleets Is likely to take place within tha next day or two. _j PHILIPPINE INSURGENTS Ready for Attack Under Direction of Dewey + LONDON, May 18.—The correspond- + ♦ ent of the Times, telegraphing Tucs- + •4- day, says: 4> + Aguinaldo and the principal lead- + •f ers ln the recent uprising left to- ♦ 4- day In the United States dispatch + 4- boat McCulloch for Cavite. 4 -- They will attempt to persuade the + 4- natives to attack Manila In a few + + days. They have promised Admiral 4* 4- Dewey to regulate their conduct ln 4 4 connection with the principles ot + 4- humanity. 4 4 The Americans are evidently anx- 4* 4- lous to complete their conquest be- 4* 4- fore the arrival of troops from San 4 4 Francisco. British residents now 4 4- take a more hopeful view, and a + 4- famine Is no longer feared. + Resigned to His Fate BAN QUENTIN PRISON, May H.-Jos. J. Ebanks, the San Diego murderer, who Is to be hanged on May 37 for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Stiles, at last realises that he has not long to live. Today he sent for Father Lagan of San Rafael, and an nounced his intention of becoming a Cath olic before he died. His manner has en tirely changed, and he seems resigned ta his fate.