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Means Simply an Early Lapse Into
Barbarism—Archbishop and Lay
Citizen Fully Agreed
Associated Press Special Wire.
MANILA. Sep. 18.—In on interview with
him by the corrc&pond'ent of the Associated
Press, Archbishop Dosal otUbe Philippine
islands said:
•'1 earnestly hope the Islands will not re
main Spanish, because the rebels are now
so strong that such a course would In
evitably cause appalling bloodshed. The
reconquest of the natives ls Impossible un
til after years of the most cruel warfare."
He also expressed the hope that ihe islands
would not become absolutely l independent,
because it was certain that dissensions
would occur which would result ln Inces
sant strife, and afterwards oi lapse Into
barbarism and the natural Indolence of trie
country. The only hope, the archbishop
declared, was that n strong western power
would Intervene now. Delay was donger
ous, but the people are intoxlcuted and
He said it was undeniable that the re
ligious orders must go, but the whole peo
ple had determined to abolish them, now
that ihey were able to reniTer their reten
tion impossible. Ho laid the chief blame
upon the Dominicans nnd Franciscan lie
coletants, the richest orders. and next upon
the Benedictines and Capuchins, which are
of lesser Importance. The Jesuits, Arch
bishop Dosal says, are comparatively do
cile. He added that the r.val orders are
the most vigorous opponents of liberty. The
provincials, who are approximately equal
to archdeacons, are mainly responsible.
They are utterly beyond the control of the
archbishop, who denies possession of their
The total number of Spanish priests in
the Philippines before the war was 1000, but
lately every departing steamer has taken
fifty or a hundred of them away, and now
barely fifty are here. He says'he wishes to
strengthen himself.
Several Spanish ministers assured the
correspondent that they would! refuse to
remain here if Spain was, reinstated In con
trol of the island. Many Spanish soldiers
refuse to serve again, and Spanish officers"
are disgusted with the rottenness of the
Spanish government, and prefer to become
American citizens.
The annexationists have a majority, but
the discussion of the subject has not been
Spain's Commissioners
MADRID, Sept. 18.—The Official Gazette
publishes the announcement of the ap
pointment of Senor Montero Rios, presi
dent of the senate; Senor Arbuzza, Senor
Gadnlg, General Correo and Senor Vlllaur
rutla as the Spanish peace commissioners.
The council of waij has suspended Ad
miral Montejo and Major Sostoa, director
of the Cadiz arsenal.
Supplies for Manila
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18.—The IT. S. S.
Bennington sailed for Honolulu today, and
the transpo-t Condor, loaded with supplies
for the United' States forces, sailed for Ma
The B. & O. Deal
CINCINNATI. Sept 18.—The officials ot
the Baltimore and Ohio, who were In con
ference here yesterday and last night, con -
tinued their conference today. Receiver
Brigadier-General Sir H. H. Kitchener Who Administered a Crushing Da
feat to the Dervishes and Captured Khartoum
—From his latest photograph
John K. Cowen left ttonlght for Baltimore.
Receiver Oscar G. Murray, General Man
ager W. M. Greene and others leave tomor
row on a tour of Inspection from here to
Columbus, Newark and Sandusky, thence
over the Chicago division* It Is stated that
the purpose Is not only t'4 have a great
transcontinental line through Chicago and
the northwest, but also to have a fast line
from the Atlantic seaboard to St. Louis,
and that the whole southwestern System
will soon be equipped with ninety-pound
ratls after the grades are changed and
other Improvements are made.
Old Mount Vesuvius Threatens to Dis
appear Altogether
NAPLES, Sept. 18.—A state of gloomy
apprehension prevails among the popula
tion regarding the eruption of Vesuvius,
which is hourly becoming more active and
menacing. Streams of iava are spreading
In every direction. The most threatening
of these flows through the Veelrino valley,
which is almost filled. The observatory
which originally stood at a height of 610
metres, .is now 27 metres above the
s>ca level, owing to the sinking of the
ground. Seven new craters have formed
around the central one, and -his has not
tended to diminish the fears formerly felt,
which were based upo the eruption of
stones and scoriae s'.mllar to that which
occurred In 1872.
The First of March Set as the Probable
Date of Departure of Spanish
Associated Press Special Wire.
HAVANA, Sept. 18, evening.—Rumors
that have been put ln circulation to the
effect that Gen. Wade, president of the
evacuation commission la 111 with yellow
fever are denied. Gen. Wade ls looking
the picture ot health
This afternoon there were sent on board
the Resolute sealed documents supposed
to contain a statement of tho results of
last night'a conference. It is understood
that it is proposed to start the evacuation
from east to west, embarking the troops
at the ports of Glbara, Nucvltas, Cienfue
goa and Havana.
The olttcial statement of the number of
Spanish soldiers in the Island is said to
place the aggrogate at 100,000, and lt Is un
derstood that lt Is proposed that the men
can carry with them their arms, ammuni
tion, material and equipments.
It ls estimated that the end of February
will have come before the evacuation of the
Island Is completed, as the soldiers must
embark ln Spanish vessels. It is suggest
ed that this will be an advantage to both
countries, the United States having an op
portunity to acclimatize its men during the
wlntor months.
It ls proposed that the American govern
ment shall land troops to occupy each post
simultaneously with the evacuation, not
leaving any position unguarded at any
This afternoon a secret meeting of the
officers of tho Spanish warships now In
port was held ot tbe admiral's palace. The
object of the meeting Is supposed to have
been the consideration of the question of
returning to Spain—which vessels and what
portion of tho armament should be taken
and which loft.
Slandered Soldiers
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Sept. 18.—Tester
day charges were preferred by Captain
Miller of the Second Immune regiment and
Captain. Shelley of the Fifth Immune*
against Sergeant J. W. Johnson of the
Third regiment for maligning and llbeilng
the officers and soldiers of their respect
ive regiments In an article published In the
Atlanta Constitution on August 2d.
Shanghai Guards
YOKOHAMA, Sept. 18.—Advices from
Seoul say that nine American, nine British,
five Germans, three Frenchmen and two
Russians, who were engaged at Shanghai
as Imperial guards, have arrived there.
The United States Commissioners Expect to See the Stars and
Stripes Hoisted and the Spanish Flag Hauled Down For
ever Before Thanksgiving Day
♦ SAN JUAN DE PORTO RICO, Sept. 18.—Preparations for the embarkation of the Spanish troop* are ♦
♦ reported to be complete, although the American commissioners have not been offieillay advised to that effect ♦
♦ The United States commissioners have agreed that such troops as desire to remain here may do so and ♦
♦ practically all the volunteers and some of the regulars, whose families and interests are here, will remain ♦
♦ If the necessary ships were here, the Island would be evacuated and formally in the possession of the United ♦
♦ States within three days. The American commissioners are highly gratified with the spirit shown by the ♦
♦ Spaniards. The unexpected has happened. Where it was expected that opposition ar.d delay would be encoun- ♦
♦tered, none has been found. In good faith the Spanish commissioners have met the Americans and arranged +
♦ with them terms of evacuation. Our commissioners expect to see the American flag hoisted and the Spanish ♦
♦ flag hauled down forever ln three weeks. T
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Professor de Garmo Names a Com
mittee to Investigate and Re
port on the Subject
WINONA, Mlnrii, Sept. 18.—Prof. Charles
De Garmo of Cornell university, the retiring
prcslden't of the national council of educa
tion, today announced the committee of
fifteen authorized at the meeting of the
council in Washington on July 7th last to
Investigate the whole subject of the estab
lishment of a national university and re
port to the council at its next meeting. The
project for a national university has been
so vigorously pushed of late that the coun
cil thought the time had come for an, au
thoritative investigation, and the presenta
tion to the country of a report that would be
influential ln shaping public and legislative
The meetings of the committee will
probably be held 1 in Washington. It con
sists of the following:
President. William R. Harper, ot the Uni
versity of Chicago, chairman; President
Edwin A. Alderman of ihe University of
North Carolina; President James B. An
gell of the University of Michigan; Profes
sor Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia
university; Professor James H. Cnnfleld of
Ohio State university; Dr. J. L. McCurrimof
Washington, D. C, agent of the Peabody
Slater funds; Superintendent Newton C.
Dougherty of Peoria; President Andrew
Draper of the University of Illinois; Presi
dent Charles Elliott of the Harvard uni
versity; Professor Edward J. James of tho
University of Chicago; Superintendent Wil
liam H. Maxwell of New York; Professor
Bernard J. Moses of the University of Cali
fornia; President Shurman of Cornell uni
versity; Superintendent Louis Soldan of St.
Louis; President William Wilson of Wash
ington and Lee university.
Close Soup Houses, Leaving the Peo
ple to Starve
'PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 18.—A letter hns
I been received here from a well known
Pueblo citizen, who has been in Havam.
in an official capacity and was one of the
very few Americans admitted for special
reasons to witness the feeding of the poor
at Havana soup houses before they were
closed by Blanco's orders last week. The
letter was sent ln four pieces to elude at
tention in the malls. Among other things
it says:
"Large basins were placed about on tho
floor, filled with a sort of soup made of
rice, beans and sometimes a bit of meat
cooked with lt. This was dipped into small
pans, one pan to a family or group.
Among notes taken I find that the allow
ance of meat ls 80 pounds per week for oUO
persons. For the very sick and the small
children a scant portion of condensed milk
is given. Bread ls never Issued.
"I counted eighteen in one group, some
more dead than alive, some suffering in
The writer describes the refusal of the
Spanish authorities to permit the landing
of tons of food sent to Havana by the Red
Cross for the poor people, and the soup
houses are now closed.
Miss Winnie Davis dead at Narra
• gansett pier.
• The Sixth Ohio regiment will be wel
■ corned home from Santiago or Fort
Thomas tomorrow.
March Ist set as the probable date
. of departure of the last of the Span
. ish troops from Cuba.
Prof, de Garmo names a committee
to investigate and report on the sub
ject of a national university.
Denver cycle track outlawed by the
L. A. \V. and two hundred riders sus
pended for Sunday racing.
The sick at Santiago now include
one-sixth of Lawton's force, but the
proportion of deaths Is small.
It is reported ln Paris that a vessel
has started for Devil's island to bring
back Dreyfus for a new trial.
Archbishop Dosal of the Philippine
islands strongly favors American con
trol and the abolishment of the re
ligious orders; Philippine freedom, he
asserts, is only the first step towards
lapse Into barbarism.
. Preparation* for the evacuation of
Porto Rico are complete,, and active
operations wail only the arrival of the
transports; before Thanksgiving Day
the Spanish flag will come down, for
ever, and the Stars and Stripes will
be raised over tbe island.
—Denvor Republican.
The Daughter of the Late President of
the Confederate States Passes
Peacefully Away
18.—Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of Mrs
Jefferson Davis, died at noon today at the
Rockingham hotel, to Which place she
came as a guest in the early part of the
pier's social season. She had been ill for
several weeks, and a fortnight ago her
ailment was diagnosed as malarial gas
tritis. At times her condition became
very serious, so that consultations of phy
sicians were deemed necessary, but fre
quent rallies gave renewed hope that she
would ultimately recover. During l the past
, week, especially, was her condition con
j sldered favorable, and it was thought her
, j removal from the hotel would be possible
]in a few days, as the hotel had closed for
the season, leaving the patient and attend-
I ants practically alone ln the house. Last
■ night, however, a relapse ln Miss Davis'
• [ condition was noticed, and throughout the
night she lost strength perceptibly. This
morning the physicians said the end was
not far off, and at noon death came to end
the sufferings which at times had been in
, tense. Mrs. Davis had watched unremit
tingly at her daughter's bedside and she ls
now bowed with sorrow. The physicians
of Mrs. Davis report that she ls holding up
with great calmness in her affliction, and
no fears are at present entertained of her
health yielding to the strain.
Miss Winnie Davis, the "Daughter of
, the Confederacy," was born ln the Confed
j crate executive mansion at Richmond, Va.,
ln 1803. She was educated principally at
I home, owing to troubles surrounding her
i father and the publicity which attended all
movements of the Davis family. Miss
' Davis attained her majority at Beauvolr,
Miss. Here she assisted her mother ln va
rious ways and took her place in the many
social functions of the place. She was her
father's constant companion. She assisted
I him ln all his work and much of the In
formation which was required by Mr. Da
' vis in his writings was secured for him by
his daughter. Her strong character wai
marked from youth.
She was engaged to Mr. Wllkerson
of Syracuse, New York, but short
ly after her lather's death the en
gagement was broken off. While no ex
planation of the rupture was given, It ls
well known that It was for the purpose of
maintaining her father's name. She re
ceived the name "Daughter of the Con
federacy" In when her father ma le
his famous trip through the south. Mr.
Davis being unable, to appear. Miss Win
nie was brought before the thousands at
the different points along the route and In
troduced as the daughter of the Confed-
I cracy.
Reorganization to Begin Before the
Week Ends
tional Guard of California is to reorganise
Immediately. A regiment lo be known as
the First. Infantry regiment, N. G. C, will
be formed in San Francisco this week to
take the place of the one that went to
Manila. The work of organization will be
under the supervision of Brigadier Genertl
R. H. Warfleld and his staff officers.
The new regiment, like the one now In
the Philippines, is to h;ive twelve com
panies. The latter regiment left behind
some twenty men from each of Its com
panies, and they are to form a nucleus for
the new organization.
Herders Are Arrested by the Military
Patrol and the Flocks Left
to Starve
WAWONA, Sept. 18.—The Utah Volunteer
cavalry, commanded by Captain Haine, are
rapidly driving from the Yosemite National
park sheephorders found trespassing with
thousands of sheep. Lieutenant Kimball,
in oharge of the detail patrolling the east
ern section, arrested and sent ln yesterday
by Sergeant Price nine sheep men with ani
mals and packs. Their sheep were scat
tered, and unless cared for by confederates
the arrests will result In great loss to the
owners. Another detail from the north
western boundary brought in flve men
found with stock grazing In the park.
Lieutenant Kimball is still patrolling the
park, and as numerous bands are known to
be within the limits, many more arrests
will undoubtedly follow. Most of the scat
tered sheep are known to belong to French
and Portuguese, who have kept their stock
in the park boundaries all summer. Some
of the herdiers captured opposed arrest,
causing trouble by refusing to surrender
when ordered to do so by Sergeant Price.
They reluctantly submitted, however, when
covered by- firearms. They were compelled
to walk from the place of arrest to Camp
Wood, thirty miles distant. To prevent
their escape at night the men were divested
of most of their clothing.
On account of a very dry" season there ls a
great scarcity of water throughout the
park. Many streams are dry, killing off
the trout, thousands of which were added
this season from the hatchery at Wawona.
The Only Ones That Are Now Left at
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.—General Law
ton reports to the war department tonight
that all but eight of the Spanish prisoners
have been shipped from Santiago to Spain.
Following is the text of General Lawton's
SANTIAGO, (Via Hayti) Sept. 18.—Adju
tant General, Washington: All Spanish
prisoners have been shipped except eight,
one at Baracoa, seven at Guantanamo, sick,
yellow fever. LAWTON,
Major General.
Bayard's Condition
DEDHAM, Mass, Sept. 18.—The condition
of Thomas F. Bayard was about the same
as yesterday. The attending physicians
give no hope of recovery.
New York Citizen* Have Nested Roosevelt for Governor, Hoping t) Force
Terms From Piatt's Machine
Blflrht Pasres
Indicate That Nothing Is Left Undone
in the Care Given the Sick
Associated Pre«s Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18—Sickness
among the troops of Gen. Lawton's com
mand at Santiago is Increasing. Nearly
one-sixth of his force ls now on the sick
list, although the number of deaths is not
great. Gen. Lawton's bulletin of tho
health conditions of tbe American troops
at Santiago, received tonight, follows:
SANTIAGO, Sept. 18.—Adjutant General.
Washington: Sick, 1222; fever, 841; new
cases, 92; returned to duty. 304.
Deaths: John Gustafson, sailor, typhoid
fever, September 13.
Harris Edwards, corporal,' Company C,
Ninth West Virginia, yellow fever, Sep
tember 15.
Arthur llrassey, private, Company D,
Ninth United States volunteers, yellow
fever, September 15.
Wm. Diltmat, private, Company M,
Ninth United States volunteer Infantry,
yellow fever. September 16.
Otto Sefeldt, private, Company D, Fifth
Infantry, malarial fever, September 16.
Michael J. O'iirlen. first lieutenant. Com
pany A, Fifth Infantry, malarial remittent
James Burke, Company E, Ninth United
States volunteers, bilious fever, Septem
ber 16.
LAWTON, Major General.
Two Notable Victims of the Santiago
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.—Capt. Allyr.
Capron. First artillery, died at his home
near Fort Myer, Va., today.
Capt. Capron was one of the best known
officers ln the regular army. He had de
voted himself particularly to the artillery
branch of the service, having been an hon
orary graduate of the artillery school In
1873, and was regarded as an authority on
atlllery tactics. When Gen. Shatter's corps
went to Santiago Capron accompanied it
and his battery did fine work in the battle
of Santiago. During the first day's fight
ing before the city, Capt, Capron's son,
Capt. Allyn K. Capron of the Rough R'd
ers, was killed. The death of his son
preyed upon the father's mind, but he nev
er swerved for an instant from his duty
during the terrible days that followed. The
seeds of disease were sown ln his system
during the Cuban campaign and he re
turned to his home at Fort Myer only to be
stricken down with typhoid fever. His
death occurred about 12 oclock today.
Capt. Capron was born ln Florida ar:d
entered the military academy as a cadet tn
1863. After graduating he was made a sec
ond lieutenant of the First artillery on the
17th of June, 1867, and was an officer of that
regiment until his death. He was commis
sioned as captain on the 4th of December.
ISSR. It ls probable that Capt. Capron will
be burled In Arlington national cemetery,
but no definite arrangements for his fu
neral have yet been made.
Reports From Fonce
WASHINGTON. Sept. 18.—In dispatches
to the war department tonight Gen. Brooke
reports four deaths among the American
troops at Ponce, Porto Rico. His first dis
patch follows:
PONCE, Sept. 18, 8:15 p. m.—Adjutant

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