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THE WHEELMEN .RECORD BREAKING AND SENSA TIONAL FINISHES Gardiner Badly Injured—Eddy Bald Wins—The Horses—Baseball Scores—Chess INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Aug. 11.—More record breaking and more sensational tln lahes marked the second day of the national meet of the L. A. W. One serious acci dent knocked Arthur Gardiner out of the final of the Great American $1000 handicap race and nearly placed plucky Bill Martin hors dv combat. This happened at the close of the second heat of the contest, Martin being at the front of the bunch and apparently a winner, when he slipped over the pole and slid along the track. Gar diner went over him, Ed Stevens followed and then Lou Coburn went down in the heap. Cooper and MeFarland were In the finish, but escaped from a spill. Cooper dis mounting from his wheel. It was the Eddy Bald of old that shot In the lead in the final of the half mile national championship, his first win of n championship race at a national meet since 1898. the start of his career. Gardiner claims to have been crowded over the pole by MeFarland, who took sec ond to Bald, and protested the Callforniar, to the chairman of the racing board. Tho protest was not allowed. I Quarter mile, amateur national champi onship, final heat—G. H. Collett. New Ha ven, first: E. C. Hausman. New Haven second; Edward Llewellyn, Chicago, third: time, 31 3-5. Half mile, professional, national champi onship, first heat, semi-final—MeFarland. San JosJe, first; Cooper, Detroit, second; Ma jor Taylor, Indianapolis .third; time. 1:02 3-5. Second heat—Bald. Buffalo, won: Gardi ner, Chicago, second; Freeman, Portland, third; time, 1:01 3-5. Final heat—Bald won, MeFarland second. Freeman third. Cooper fourth, Gardiner fifth; time, 1:00 3-5. The Great American handicap, distance two miles, for purse of $MOO, divided $500 to first, $200 to second, $75 to third. $25 to fourth and special prizes for the heat to make the balance: First heat—Bald (scratch) first. H. B. Freeman (20) second. Eaton (40) third. Old field (100) fourth; time (world's record), 4:15 2-5. Second heat—Gardiner (scratch) won. Cooper (20) second, Martin (60) third, Me- Farland (4) fourth: time, 4:191-5. Third heat—Otto Maya (250) first. Costel lo (225) second (turned professional to ride ln this race). L. S. Hall (Philadelphia. 273) third, L. O. Watson, Indianapolis ' (40), fourth; time, 4:07 3-5. Final—F. J. Costello, St. Louis. (225) won: Otto Maya. Erie. Pa. (250). second; L. S. Hall, Philadelphia (275), third; "Plugger" Bill Martin. Lowell (00), fourth; Bald (scratch), fifth; time, 4:061-5. Time of Bald. 4:09. new handicap record. Five mile, national championship, ama teur— Peabody. Chicago, first; Ertz, New- York, second; Kraemer, Newark, third; time. 11:18 1-5. Final, one mile, amateur handicap—C. V. Brown (125) won, J. W. Bonnell (100) sec ond, Herbert Zeegler (100) third; time, 2:05. On the/rurf ANACONDA, Mont.. Aug. 11.—Results: Three furlongs, handicap—Tittler won. Red S., second, Clare N. third; time, 36V4. Six and a half furlongs—New Moon won, Negligence second, Mike Rice third; time, 1:25. Five furlongs—Ventoro won, Larve sec ond, Rey Hooker third; time, 1:05. Daly stakes, $2000, mile and an eighth— Torsida won, Los Prietos second, Black Cap third; time. 1:58%. Hurdle, one mile and a furlong—J. O. C. won. Lord Chesterfield second, Viking third; time, 2:09%. Six furlongs—Hermanita won, Ida H second, Ross More third: time. 1:19. ST. LOCIS, Aug. 11.—Dr. Bernays sold his entire string after the last event to day. Track good. Summaries: Six furlongs—Belle of St. Louis won, Lit tle Sallle second, Johnny Bohan third; time, 1:16>4. Mile and an eighth—Buckvldere won. Fresco Second, Ransom third; time, 1:55%. Seven furlongs—Sidonian won. Randazzo second. Xalassia third; time, 1:29%. Six furlongs—Fireside won, Nick Carter second. Pinochle third: time, 1:14%. Six furlongs—Guess Me won, Chancery second, Evelyn Bird third; time, 1:16%. Six furlongs—Eva Rice won, Purity sec ond, Tragedy third; time, 1:14. CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—Weather cool; track fast. Hawthorne results: Seven furlongs—Prestar won. Con Regan second. Star and Crescent third; time, 1:28%. Five furlongs—Frank Bell won. Batten second, Allya third; time, 1:01%. Seven furlongs—Lucy Belle won, Syborls Second, Llllle M third; time, I:2BVi. Mile and one-eighth—Madrilene won, pherry Leaf second, Nathanson third; time, 1:54%. Cherry Leaf first and Nathanson second, but were set back for fouling. One mile—Dare II won, Harry Games second, Abe Furst third, time, 1:41. Seven furlongs—Primate won, Bryan sec ond, Official third: time. 1:28%. DETROIT. August 11.—Weather cloudy; track fast at Windsor. Results: Six furlongs—Utopia won. I>eyo second, Minnie Laretta third; time, 1:1414. Five furlongs—Rena Campbell won. Duty second, Fanny Taylor third; time, 1:02. One mile—Red Monk won, Old Saugus ■econd.Tusculum thlrt; time, 1:41. Five and one-half furlongs—Ocie Brooks won, Salverse second. Pell Mell II third; time, 1:08%. Mile and one-eighth—Mirth won, Bag pipe second, Judge Quigley third; time, 1:54%. Mile and one furlong—Kitty B won, second, Reydel Mar third; time, 1:54%. SARATOGA, August 11.—The feature of the racing at Saratoga today was the Mumm handicap, which was contested by nine two-year-olds. It was won in good shape by Ethelbert. Alpine, the favorite, finished sixth. Track fast. Summaries: Six furlongs—Lillian Bell won; Lodr Zenl second, Lady Mitchell third; time, 1:14%. Five and one-half furlongs—Turvydrop won, Francis Booker second, Flavius third; time, 1:28. Mumm handicap, six furlongs—Ethel bert won, ways and means second, Satirist third; time, 1:13%. One mile—Protus won. Shlllah second, Tranlan third; time, 1:45. FORT WAYNE, Ind., August 11.—To day's grand circuit races were devoid of sensational performances. Summaries: 2:14 pace, purse $2000—Agretta won nec ond, third and fourth heats; Bell Wood won first heat; Anne Lee third. Best time, 1:07%. 2:10 tret, purse $2000—Tommy Brltton won CHICAGO GIRL TO SIT ON A THRONE • Mary Leiter, once a Chicago girl, now Mrs. George N. Curzon, Is to be vice • • reine of India. Mrs. Curzon will then have more power than many of the • • queens of today. The Hon. George N. Curzon, who has been under secretary • • of foreign affairs in Lord Salisbury's ministry, Isi the brightest young states- • • man in England today. Before he leaves to succeed Lord Elgin as viceroy of • • India, Mr. Curzon is to be raised to the peerage. • ln straight heats, Pilot Boy second, Ora torio third. Best time, 2:09% 2:05 pace, purse $1500—Frank Bogash won first second and fourth heats; Annanias won third heat; Bumps third. Best time, 2:00%. Baseball WASHINGTON, August 11.—Score first game: Washington 3. hits 7, errors 2. Batteries—Dlnee n and MfcGulre. Seymour New York 6, hits 12, error 1. and Gratly. Second game: Washington 7. hits 11, error 1. New York 4, hits 7. errors 2. Batteries—Killen and McGuire, Doheny and Warner. PHILADELPHIA. August 11.—Score: Baltimore 7, hits 13. errors 2. Cleveland 1, hits 4, errors 4. Batteries—Maul and Robinson, Powell and O'Connor. NEW YORK, August 11—Score: Brooklyn 2, hits 10. errors 2. Chicago 3. hits 10, errors 3. Batteries—Dunn and J. Ryan, Woods and •Donahue. Chess COLOGNE. August 11.—Today's game In the International chess tournament has been postponed until tomorrow. Charou sek and Tshigorin today resumed' their ad journed game, hut again suspended play ln even positions. WANTS ANNEXATION A Spanish Statesman's Gloomy Pre dictions for His Country NEW YOKK, Aug. 11.—A dispatch to the World from Madrid gives an interview with General Polavleja, in which, speaking of Cuba and Philippines, he says: "The day will come ln Cuba when all the respectable elements—Spaniards as well as the foreign residents and the old Span ish party, too—will work for annexation to the T'nited States tn preference to being governed by the separatists (insurgents). But before annexation is reached, Cuba will have hard times. That is sure. She will cause America much trouble and ex pense. "As for Spain, a new policy and new men are required. The masses and the power ful classes are now profoundly disgusted and are weary of the present politics, news papers and leaders. "The grrat danger of the future Is that these yet undecided, but controlling ele ments, may be driven to Carllsm or demo cracy. GOT THE WRONG BODY Body of Captain Sherman Delivered to the Wrong Parties CINCINNATI, August 11.—A shocking scene occurred today, when the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Wlnkleman were about to be lowered into the grave. She dtied in New York, and her remains were taken from the train to Spring Grove cemetery. On the same train were the remains of Captain W. D. Sherman, a Kansas volun teer, wounded at Santiago. It was not In tended to open the Wlnkleman casket here, but a sister of the deceased made the re quest at the grave. When the undertaker discovered that he had the remains of the captain In uniform, and not that of the aged lady, he did all he could to appease the doubly distressed relatives. The bag gage men put off the wrong casket. The railway officials telegraphed for the return of the Wlnkleman casket, and that of Cap tain Sherman was sent on the next train. HOBSON'S FATHER Appointed Postmaster of His Native Town by McKinley • WASHINGTON, August 11.—The- • • President today appointed Judge J. • • M. Hobson, father of Lieut. Hobson, • • postmaster at Greensboro, Ala. Mr. • • Hobson Is a Demoorat, and the noml- • • nation was made at the earnest re- c • quest of his Republican fellow-towns- • • men, as a mark of good feeling. c McCord's Damages WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The case of Alex McCord, the American mining en gineer, imprisoned by the Peruvians dur ing a revolution and whose claim for J50, --000 damages was a subject for dispute be tween the United States and Peru for a number of years, was yesterelay referred to arbitration, the case being submitted to the Lord Chief Justice of the Dominion of Canada, under the terms of the arbitra tion treaty. A Slap at England LONDON", August 11.—The Brussels cor respondent of the Dally Telegraph says: Prince Aronberg, president of the French African company, has Issued a circular in viting subscriptions for the equipment of LOS ANGELES HERALD j FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1898 two missions to take Tsach, Central Africa, ln place of the ill-fated Casemajou expe dition. The circular refers to "the English en deavor to seize all unappropriated territory In West Africa, and to the success similar expeditions have had ln forestalling these attempts. It then appeals for French sup port of similar work in Central Africa. en- Joining speed and secrecy "so as not to arouse the suspicion of our foreign rlvaiS." CUBAN POSTAL SERVICE Government Sends Experts to Santiago to Arrange Details WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Four skilled employes of the Postofflce Department whose thorough knowledge of all branches cf the postal service has caused their selec tion, will sail on the. Yale from New York for Santiago, where they will augment the force now controlling ihe military postal service there. The men are H. P. K. Musch eck and Hugo R. Rideman of New York. Stephen O. Bridge of Baltimore and T. K. Mackey, Jr.. of Washington. Five other employes have been notified to hold themselves in readiness to go next week to such places in our new military service as the department shall direct. Har rison G. Sells of Buffalo, Lewis J. Robinson cf Appleton. Wis., J. H. Weber of Boston, W. H. Clifford of Plttsfield, Mass., and H. B. Lemlcke of Savannah are those chosen. THAT CERRUTI CLAIM Colombia May Settle With Italy . Without a War WASHINGTON. Aug. 11.—By exercising the good offices of the t'nited States tact fully, Secretary Day probably has suc ceeded ln averting a severe crisis tn the re lations between Italy and Colombia, grow ing out of the Cerruti affair. A cablegram wus received at the Department today from Rome saying that out of regard for the United States, the Italian government had telegraphed Admiral Candinani at Carthagena, Colombia, to give the Co lombian government eight months' time in which to settle with Cerrutl's creditors, under the terms of President Cleveland's award. While Colombia has not yet been heard from in acceptance of this proposition, It is not doubted here that it will be ac cepted. Shot Himself Dead SAN DIEGO, Cal., Aug. 11.—A young man named Delaney, the purser's steward on the Santa Rosa, who was left behind by that steamer last night, on her trip north, committed suicide at noon today by shoot ing himself in the White Squadron saloon, a sttngaree resort. He married one of the denizens of this quarter about two weeks ago, but it is not known that this caused the act. He had intended to leave at 1.46 p.m., to Join his steamer at Santa Barbara. The Guatemalan War WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.-Senor Alazo Arraga today wired the Associated Press from Long Branch, N. J., where he is pass ing a part of the hot spell, that he had re ceived a cablegram from his home govern ment today, saying: ••Revolution quickly suppressed. Peace prevails in Guatemala." A Good-Sized Nugget PERTH. West Australia, Aug. 11.—Ad vices from Kalgoorlie. says thousands of people are rushing to the vicinity of Lake Gwynne, close to Kanowana, where a nug get of gold weighing 96 pounds was recently discovered. The excitement in the mining district is reported to be Intense. Czar Favors Dynamite ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 11.-R is an . nounced here, in view of the success which has attended the use of dynamite guns In Cuba, the Minister of Marine proposes to adopt such weapons on four Russian war- Their use will be extended If they turn out to be satisfactory. Indian Agents Appointed WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.-The President today made these appointments: Interior—To be Agents for Indians: Geo. W. Hayslet of lowa for the Navajo Agency in New Mexico; Nathan P. Johnson of South Dakota for the San Carlos Agency in Arizona. Will Not Sell Their Ships ATHENS, August 11.—The Greek gov ernment has declined an offer from the government of Nicaragua to purchase thre-e of the largest ironclads of the Greek fleet. Adamson for Congress WARM SPRINGS, Ga., Aug. 11.—The Democrats of the Fourth District have renominated Judge W. C. Adamson for Congress. TRANSPORTS COMING TROOPS AND SUPPLIES TO BE RUSHED TO MANILA Seventh Will Not Sail on the Arizona. May Get Away 1 Next Thursday if No New 6rders Corns WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The following was received at the stale department! to night: Consulate of the United States, Hong Kong, Aug. 11. Moore, Washington; Information Gen eral Corbln, steamship Sydney, left Naga saki 27th, Australia 29th, Pekln 6th, all di rect from San Francisco, without stop. (Signed) W7LDMAJJ. YesUrday Secretary Alger cabled MeT ritt asking when the transports sent to Manila wo>£ld return, and this reply of Consul General Wlldman gives the lnfor matio dneslred. It Is expected they will reach San Fran cisco about the 17th. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 11.—An order is sued by General Merriam tonight shows that, contrary to expectations, the Seventh California regiment Wiff not sail on the Arizona on Sunday. The Scandda has been ordered to be ready next Thursday to take the Seventh California and possibly part of the Third artillery. The remainder of the Third is ordered for service In Alaska. The troops to go on the Arizona will con sist) of the Eighteenth Infantry, Twenty third Infantry, Second Oregon recruits, Tenth Pensylvania recruits. First Colora do recruits. Tenth Pennsylvania recruits, First Colorado recruits and' First Nebras ka recruits, making a total of 1,620 men. No change has been made In the sailing time of Ihe Arizona, and she will probablj go before Monday next. General Merriam has sent word to the Red Cross society that he would allow It to send to Manila six trained male nurses on the steamer Arizona and an equal number on the Scandia. Five thousand tons of commissary stores will be sent to General Merrltt by a special steamer. The provisions will be rations for 20,000 soldiers for several months. All the stores will be purchased from firms on the Pacific coHSt. Major General Merriam has received or ders from Washington to send a battery of artillery to St. Michael. The battery will move up the Yukon, and will estab lish a post at Fort I'ukon. The soldiers will keep the mining district In order. The battery will convey a large quantity of provisions with which to succor destitute miners. General Merriam has not decided what battery shall be despatched- to Alaska. The only light batteTy ln this neighborhood Is the Alger battery, at the Presidio. The California heavy artillery Is also eligible for the service, but would be compelled to act as in.fau'try. Haste Is necessary in dis patching the battery, because the season Is growing late. If the officer in command cannot come to terms with owners of boats on the Yukon he shall have power Oo means of transportation for the battery. The transport Arizona, with the Seventh California regiment and enough recruits -.o make up the* ship complement, will soli away Sunday. The troops will break camp and embark some time Saturday. The Scandia will leave about the middle of next week, with the recruits for th« va rious regiments. The Alliance, which will carry about 400 of tho First New York volunteers, will ar rive late 'his evening. Men will be put to work Immediately, and' ln another week sho will be rendy to leave. Nothing as yet has re.ached army headquarters about the purchase of tihe transports Atchison and Tartar. The government official, however, at Vancouver may have received word to purchsse them. THE TERRIBLE TYPHOID Disease Raging at Fort HcPherson. List of the Deaths ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 11.—Three enlisted men died today of typhoid fever at the gen eral hospital at Mcpherson, a total of ten eleaths from this disease in sixty hours. They were buried today ln the national cem etery at Marietta, Ga., where all dead from ihe disease will be Interred In the future. Today's dead are: Private E. L. Miller, Company A, Fourth Pennsylvania. Private Robert Vaughn, Company M, Nineteenth Infantry. Private Daniel Fisher, Troop M, Second Cavalry. Fifty of the 400 cases of typhoid fever under treatment are in a serious condition. Second Lieutenant Cook, of the Thirty second Michigan, who has been suffering from typhoid, is out of danger. J.'xtra sanitary precautions to guard against infection among the troops at the post have been ordered by Major Bubb, the commanding officer. The reservation has been divided into seven sections and each section has been placed under a junior officer who will be held responsible for its condition. An in spection of each of the sections will be made twice a day. The 3000 recruits remaining at McPherson will be removed to small camps as soon as possible. Eighteen hundred are now at Camp Hobson, near Lithia Springs: 2000 will be sent to Pearl Springs, near New man, Ga., and the departure of several hundred for Montauk, L. 1., fe a day or two will clear the reservation of men and eliminate the danger of infection. A Hold-Dp but No Money ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Aug. 11.—The south bound Burlington Exposition flyer was held up two miles north of the city at 9 oclock tonight by five men. well armed, who roiled the Adams Express company's safe out of the express car and attempted to haul it away. They abandoned their task soon after, without getting any money. The safe was recovered two hours after tlte hold-up and had not been opened. Engi neer William Gardner obeyed the signal to stop and one of the robbers cut loose tha engine, running It down 200 yards. Con ductor William Heaton was ordered by the robbers aboard the smoker and remained there. Fifteen shots were fired to terror ize the passengers. No attempt was snade by the robbers to enter the coaches. A Serious Loss by Fire SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 11.—Surveyor General Gleaves states that the destruc tion by fire of the land office at Susanville. Lassen county. Including all Its records, will make it necessary for his office force to furnish certified i opies of all the records and plots and other data relating to the lands in the northeastern part of the state. Certified copies of the land entries will have to be obtained from Washington. Burke Nominated DALLAS. Tex., Aug. 11.—The Democrats of the Sixth congressional district today renominated Congressman R. E. Burke by acclamation. EXPECT A BATTLE (Continued from Page Four.) _ morning. The Sixteenth Pennsylvania, Colonel Hullngs commanding, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Biddle of my staff, having made a turning movement through the mountains, striking the Albon lto road half a mile beyond town, captured the entire garrison of Coamo, about 150 men. Spanish commander, Illeroa and Captain Lopes killed. Our loss reported at six wounded, only one severely. Men and officers behaved excellently. Colonel Hul lngs and Colonel Biddle are especially com mended. This ts a very Important cap ture and well executed. Names of wounded as soon as received here. Greely Trying to Keep Up WASHINGTON, Aug. U.-Oeneral Greely has received a dispatch from Col. Allen, who is now at Ponce, Porto Rico, stating that the telegraph lines have been extended, first from Ponce, through Guay ama and Arroyo to the headquarters of General Brooke; second, through Guay ama to the headquarters of General Wil son, through Adjuntas and Utuado to ihe headquarters of General Stone; and fourth, along the coast to Guanica. These lines all extend to the cable station, and they place this country in communication with more than half of the island of Porto Rico. List of the Killed and Wounded WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The War De partment has received two dispatches from MAJOR GENERAL JOHN R. BROOKE General Miles under date of Ponce, August 10, as follows: Secretary of War, Washington—The fol lowing is a list of wounded ln the Sixteenth Pennsylvania, ln the skirmish beyond Co amo, August 9: Corporal Barnes, Company E, left side; Private C. C. Frank, Company C, right side; Private George Whltlock, Company C, right side; Private L. S. Bold, Company E, right elbow; Private E. V. Jolly, Company F, left arm. MILES. Secretary of War, Washington—Have es tablished telegraphic communication with General Brooke, who reports that ln a skirmish on the Eighth with the enemy, about three miles north of Guayama, Gen eral Games compelled the enemy to re treat. The following men of the Sixth Ohio were wounded, none killed: Captain Edward Thompson, Company X, in right breast; Private Samuel J. Jones, right knee; Private Noble W. Hanmaker. Com pany C, in ankle; Lieutenant Harry A. Haines, Company C, in right foot; Private Wm. Jeddington, Company A, ln right hip. MILES. The Women's Railroad SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 11.—An issue nf $1,000,000 of bonds to run 40 years at 6 per cent Interest has been decided upon for the building of the Stockton and Tuolumne railroad, or the "Women's road." as It is popularly known. So it was decided at a meeting of the stockholders today. The bond Issue will consist of 1000 bonds of the value of $1000 each, and the California Safe Deposit and Trust company is to act as trustee for the railroad company ln the Is suance and sale of the securities. Mrs. Annie Kline Rikert is the head of this Cali fornia road. Associated with hPr aa> di rectors in the company are Mrs. Sally Mor gan Green, Mrs. E. T. Gould. Maggie Down ing Brainard. and Hannah Lewellyn Lane. Their road is to be 00 miles long, running from Stockton to Summerville. ln Tuol umne county, through a rich mining region. Nineteen miles of grading has already been completed. After the Pool Sellers CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—Gambling at Haw thorne racetrack ceased suddenly today by order of Judge Burke of the Circuit Court, who issued an injunction restraining the officers of the Chicago Racing Association from permitting pool selling or book mak ing at the course. John Brenock and J. C. Burke secured the order as the latest and most effective move in the racetrack war. They charged that their Interest in the property, as stockholders of the cor poration. Is endangered by repeated viola tions of the gambling laws, and they make affidavit to support their contention that wagers on horse racing were being laid at Hawthorne track. Postmaster Arrested SACRAMENTO, Aug. 11.—Deputy United States Marshal Henry M. Mnfflt of San Francisco today arrested Phtrtp G. Relhl, the Freeport postmaster, who had been In dicted by the United States grand Jury for the alleged diversion to his own use of $340 of government funds. Riehl denies that he has used public funds. He has been post master of the little hamlet of Freeport for many years, and the sum alleged to have been misappropriated would seem to cover the entire receipts of the postofflce for a very long time. Reduction of Rates SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 11.—The South ern Pacific railroad company has an nounced a reduction of the freight rate on canned goods in carloads or shipments over 30,000 pounds.- In the future the tariff will be 00 cents per hundred pounds, and will apply from California terminals and points common therewith to New York and New Orleans, via the Sunset route. These rates go into effect on August 11. San Diego Republicans SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11.—The Republican county convention met this morning and completed Its labors tonight, electing L. M. Ward as chairman. The resolutions, be sides affirming Republican principles, favor a policy of national expansion and Indorse TJ. S. Grant for United States senator, to succeed Stephen M. White. Delegates to the congressional convention at Newport and to the state convention were chosen. Michael Wins Easily BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 11.—After three postponements, necessitated by the ele ments, Jimmy Michael, the little Welch champion, and Fred Titus of New York met tonight at the. Coliseum In their 15-mlle paced bicycle race. The fastest mile was covered in 1:49 4-5, the slowest in «Tl2 3-5. The first five miles were made ln 9:19 4-5; ten miles, 18:04. PEACE PROTOCO). (Contlnued from Page One.) Important strategic point at the en trance to harbors, such as Morro castle, at the Havana harbor, a condition for the ces sation of hostilities, It is questionable, however, whether It Is not now too late to amend the protocol In Its substance as pro posed by the war board. Ko Orders to the Army A rumor was afloat this afternoon to the effect that Secretary Alger, In anticipation of the beginning of the formal peace nego tiations, had cabled General Miles and General Merritt, in Porto Rico and the Philippines respectively. orders that looked toward a cessation of hostilities. When his attention was directed to this rumor, Secretary Alger promptly pro nounced It to be without foundation and as absurd, and his words were practically repeated with emphasis by Adjutant Gen eral Corbln, through whose hands any such messages must pass. The publica tion of such stories, moreover, was depre cated as tending to encourage the Spanish government to further delay and 1 passive resistance. As a matter of fact. General Miles seems to be pressing forward with the greatest energy, and a cableglam re ceived from him late ln the afternoon re ported the forward movement ot General Schwan, ln charge of one of the divisions of the American army, and the ensuing skirmish. Ernest's brigade is also ad vancing rapidly along the road to Albonlte. and made what Miles described as a very Important capture at Cosmo yesterday. Merrltt undoubtedly Is pursuing his cam paign In Luson. It Is positively known that he Is under no restraining order from the war department, but that It is left en tirely to his own dlscreion when and how to attack Manila. Waiting for the Monitor Inasmuch as it has been reported from Cavite that he was simply awaiting the arrival there of the double-turreted mon itor Monadnock. it is presumed this attack will soon follow, If it has not been made already, for, according to the calculation of the navy department, the Monadnock is about due at Cavite. While not quite clear as to General Merrltt's purpose In deferring his attack until the vessel ar rives, it is the opinion of the military offi cials that his plan is to plant the two mon itors, Monterey and Monadnock, directly within range of the Manila Batteries, and if a demand of surrender Is refused to batter down these defenses. Only fully armored vessels can be safely employed on such work, hence the delay on account of the non-arrival of the Monadnock. Secretary Alger today cabled to General Miles to apply Immediately to the Porto Rlcan ports captured by him the tariff drawn up by the government for Santiago and other Cuban ports. This Is ln line with the. policy of the war department) of extending the American system of tariffs .is rapidly as possible over captured ter ritory. The Evacuation of Cuba The settlement of the details of the evac uation of Cuba and Porto Rico is already receiving the earnest attention of the oi«v clals. Some provision Is to be mads for the treatment of the Spanish prisoners and for the disposition of smalt arms and the artillery and war stores. There Is also some naval property of value remaining In Cuban and Porto Rican ports, and It Is a question whether or not this should be de manded by us or bo allowed to remain In Spanish possession. The conclusion has been reached by Secretnry Alger to refer these matters to a military commission, and Adjutant General Corbln Is now look ing up precedents for the guidance of such a commission. Possibly this commission would meet the question raised by the na val war board as to the propriety of hold ing Morro castle as a pledge for the formal signature of the treaty of peace. Smokeless Powder Procured The ordnance department of the army has succeeded at lust In securing a smoke less powder adapted for use In the Spring- Meld rifle, with which nearly all the volun teer troops are armed. The powder used with the smnll bore and repeating rifles was too powerful, ami a special powder had to be procured. This Is now coming In from the manufae-.urers and being turned Into fixed ammunition lh such quan tities as to warrant the belief that even should the war continue our soldiers would not be again exposed to the danger encoun tered at the battle of El Canay through the betrayal of their presence by the blinding smoke of the Sprlngflelds. Senator Allison, of lowa, and Senator Gorman, of Maryland have been promi nently mentioned for places on the com mission, and It is known that they have been under consideration by the president. It is not believed by members of the ad ministration that the commission can com plete its work ln time to cause an extra session of congress to consider legislation which the treaty of peace will necessitate, although there is a prospect that an extra session of the senate might be called ln November to consider the treaty of peace. America's Answer MADRID, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.—ln official cir cles here the reply of the United States to Spain in the matter of peace negotiations Is regarded as satisfactory. Premier Sagasta, however, denies that he authorised the French Ambassador at Washington, M. Cambon, as the represen tative of Spain, to make changes In the Spanish answer, "as regards certain con ditions which might create differences dur ing the course of negotiations." The Premier added: "If any changes are to be made the government Itself will make them." The text of the reply of the United States will not be definitely known until after the coming Cabinet meeting. The Liberal, Republican, expressed the belief that President McKinley "replied to Spain's note with suspicious rapidity." It adds: "We accept the sacrifice, knowing the re sponsibility falls upon the government. The best course Is to avoid all useless pro ceedings while the diplomats are quibbling. It is useless to make distinctions in lan guage ln order to reach a conclusion which is inevitable and already known, while our blood continues to flow In Porto Rico and Manila. During the last three years we have sacrificed too much blood. It Is time to end it, and this Is the only aspect of the question that at present can be considered. Anyway, the press is unable to discuss its other aspects. All delay ln concluding an armistice is criminal." MADRID, Aug. 11 ,2 p.m.—lt Is known that the Spanish government Is perfectly acquainted with the principal points of the United States' reply and the Ministers are ready to accede to them. Willing to Accept Our Terms MADRID, August 11, noon.—The Spanish Cabinet met during the morning, but the Ministers adjourned. The full text of the dispatch of M. Cambon, the French Am bassador at Washington has not been re celved. Another session of the Cabins* am be held this afternoon. Spanish Cabinet Meeting MADRID, Aug. 11. i p. m.—The Queen Regent presided at the Cabinet meeting this morning. Premier Sagasta and the> other members, on emerging from th* Palace, explained that while they had nog yet received the full text of President Mo- Klnley's reply, they had resetved an an nouncement from the French foreign ofnoe which covered the case. The Presi dent's answer, however, was then befog? transmitted to the Spanish government, At the same time. It Is known the Span ish Ministers are perfectly acquainted with the principal points of the United States' reply, and that the ministers are ready to accede to them. Awaiting a Reply WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Little expecta tion is entertained of th* receipt of the) Spanish answer to the latest proposition today. Because the negotiations have nar rowed down to a point where the Spanish) answer, If affirmative, would simply be* stow upon th* French Ambassador tha authority to sign the protocol, and could be returned ln very few words, It was thought by some an answer might com* today. A few persons still believe the answer mag; be received today, but the majority, bal ing their Judgment on the well-known pro crastination of the Spanish officials, have no hope of so prompt an answer. The note, Itself, embodying the agreement reached yesterday by Secretary Day and Ambas sador Cambon, was all filed with the tele graph companies before midnight last night, but being ln cipher and subject to many delays owing to numerous transla tions, It could scarcely have been placed ln the hands of the Madrid authorities be fore noon today, allowing for th* differ ence in time between Washington and Madrid. If any one phase of the campaign could Influence the Spanish government to speedy action in the consummation of this protocol, It would be the attitude of the Cubans under Gomez In tho northern part of Santiago province, Just outside of the line marking the territory conceded to the United States in Torsi's surrender. The officials here have known that the Span ish garrisons in Holguin and ln some smaller towns on the north coast and In terior were in desperate straits for food and war supplies, and had suffered an enormous percentage of loss from disease, and had. not our own forces under Shafter been checked in their operations by the epidemic of fever, a strong column would have been thrown out to the northward and have forced a surrender of all these scat tered detachments of Spanish troops. Now, however, the Cubans under Gomes apparently have determined to forestall the American commanders in this move ment, and it is reported have recouped sev eral small towns evacuated by the Spanish and are pressing at the doors of Holguin. The matter has given some concern to our military commanders as this Cuban effort. If successful, may result ln soon bringing our government to a pass where It must find Itself obliged to recognize the govern ment set up by Gomez in his march, or come to an open Issue with the Insurgents and forbid them conducting further opera tions, except where sane-tioned by the man agers of our own campaign. As Is the case at Mnnila, so It Is believed at Holguin, the Spanish commander would much prefer to surrender, if obliged to surrender at all, to the United States authorities and not to the Cubans. There are political reasons why the Spanish government should Im press the course upon Its military comman ders seeking, as it has done, to Indue* the United States to assume sovereignty over Cuba, Instead of creating a Cuban govern ment. Therefore, this condition at Hol guin. If known to Blanco, will lnduco hlra to take steps to surrender the place to any authorized American officer. It Is Inti mated that efforts for the surrender on this basis would not cease at Holguin, and the rumor was afloat today that Havana itself has surrendered, but this failed of confir mation to all points where such news natur ally would find Its way. If these conditions are known to the) Spanish government at Madrid, the faot may have an important bearing in hasten ing the action of the Sagasta Ministry upon the pending proposition from the United Stales government. Spain Anxious for Peacs NEW YORK, Aug. 12. —A dispatch to the Tribune from Corunna, via Hendaye, says: Great dissatisfaction prevails here and at Vigo and at Santander that thesepolnta should have been selected 'for the sanitary camps to receive General Toral's army. Exaggerated reports of yellow fever and other diseases that the troops are likely to bring with them have caused almost a panic among the ignorant population. The fort of Corunna remains absolutely de fenseless, und at Vigo there are only two gunboats, the Harcon and the Habana. All the commercial towns of the Cantabrlan coast are completely ut the mercy of any hostile cruiser, for not even torpedoes or submarine mines have been laid. The population of these northwestern provinces is absolutely opposed to the continuation of the war ufider any pretext whatever, and this Is especially so ln the scacoast towns, which would undoubtedly surrender at th* very first sight of an American warship. In order to avoid bombardment. The peo ple ln the towns and In the country have an adequate food supply and the cost of living In this part of Spain Is no dearer now than before the war. There Is no Increase in the charges at hotels. Great discontent against the gov ernment is noticeable, but the people have neither leaders nor money to assume active hostilities. Meanwhile the attitude of the army is anxiously observed, for in the popular be lief It Is now the army alone which con trols the situation. Santa Fe Trains to Redondo Leave La Grande station dally at 9:55 a. m., 1:30 p. m., 5:35 p. m.; Sundays at 8:30 a. m., 9:55 a. m.. 1:30 p. m„ 7p. m.. Last train Sundays leaves Redondo 8 p. m. Downey avenue six minutes earlier; Central av enue twelve minutes later. A Lamp Exploded The department responded to a telephone alarm of fire this morning shortly afUr 1 o'clock. The fire was in the residence of Albert Rubert, at 1229 Jasmine street, Pico Heights, and was caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 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