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But the Vigilance of Ad
miral Dewey Prevented
Any Hostilities.
Provisions Are Now Very Scarce
in Manila and Foreign Resi
dents Anxious to Leave.
MANILA, May 25, via Hongkong
May 28.— Rear Admiral Dewey's squad
ron continues to bloifkade Manila, Rear
Admiral Dewey received a message
last Friday evening from the insur
gents notifying him that the Spaniards
intended to attack Cavite at once. The
gunboat Petrel and the dispatch boat
Hugh McCullough were on the alert
all night, and the Callao, one of the
gunboats captured from Spain, moved
to an anchorage whence she could
sweep the narrow neck of land between
Cavite and the mainland with machine
guns. The enemy did nothing, how
Another alarm was caused last night
by hearing rapid musketry firing back
of Cavite. The McCulloch fired two
shots from her three-inch howitzer,
and the small-arm firing ceased. The
British gunboat Swift arrived here yes
terday from Hongkong, and another
British warship is coming up the bay
as I send this dispatch. The French
cruiser Bruit will soon leave for Lar
gon, her captain reporting that he can
not get provisions in Manila.
Spanish and native soldiers in Ma
nila were in a state bordering on mu
tiny, and the priests gave the Gover
nor $1,000,000. which was probably used
to. pay off the troops. It is reported
that native soldiers have agreed to go
over to the insurgents as soon as the
latter make an attack on the Spanish
Provisions are very scarce in Manila.
Foreign residents of the city are anx
ious to get away, but they do not know
where to go. Insurgents have been un
able to do much yet, owing to a lack
of arms, but they expect a shipment
of rilles in a few days. When these ar
rive they promise to drive the Span
iards into the sea.
Our squadron keeps its health very
well, not much more than thirty men
being on the sick list. Captain Grid
ley goes home by to-day's steamer via
Hongkong, suffering from a rupture.
Commander Benjamin P. Lamberton
takes command of the Olympia. Lieu
tenant-Commander Frederick Singer
takes command of the captured trans
port Manila. The weather is very
The prize money, which will go to
the bluejackets of Rear-Admiral
Dewey's squadron, as a result of the
destruction of the Spanish fleet in the
bay of Manila, is estimated at $800 in
gold for each man. The Spanish third
class cruiser El Cano is supposed to
be at Ilioilo. American supplies are
anxiously awaited in the interior. Ma
nila is quiet. There is no truth in
the rumor that the Germans in Manila
intend to man Spanish guns when the
city is attacked.
WASHINGTON, May 28.— The Navy
Department this afternoon made pub
lic the following dispatch:
"CAVITE, May 25, via .Hongkong,
May 27, 189S.— To the Secretary of the
Friends of the Scheme
Very Active.
Speaker Heed, However, Is Holding
Out and Is Apparently Deter
mined to Check the
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK. May 28.— The Washing
ton correspondent of the Herald tele
graphs: Senator Lodge, probably, will
not be able to obtain the adopt ion of
his Hawaiian annexation amendment
to the war revenue bill, but he intends
to keep up the fight. He said to-day
that he was entirely satisfied with the
situation. He believes that he and other
friends of annexation will be able to
bring the necessity for the possession
of the islands so forcibly to the atten
tion of the country that an irresistible
sentiment for immediate action will
pour in upon Congress.
Speaker Reed still holds out in oppo
sition to the administration and the
great majority of his party in both
houses of Congress. He has not yet
given any assurance that he will allow
the annexation resolution to be con
Advocates of the measure in the
House are determined, however, that
he shall not be allowed to control the
action, and they are continuing their
preparations for a caucus on Tuesday
cr Wednesday, if they do not in the
meantime obtain a definite promise
from the Speaker.
?"n some quarters ReeTl and the com
bination of Democrats, Populists and
Silver Republicans who form the bulk
of his supporters are severely criti
(lzf>l. Their conduct is denounced as
being little less than treasonable, in
view of the urgent necessity of making
Honolulu the base of war operations in
the Pacific.
CHICAGO, May 28,— A 6pecial to the
News from Washington says; Speaker
Reed Is uelng the fallowing argument
tvs bis reason for oDßosing the annexa
Navy, Washington: No change in the
situation of the blockade. It is ef
fective. It is impossible for the peo
ple of Manila to buy provisions, except
rice. The captain of the Olympia
(Gridley) has been condemned by med
ical survey and ordered home. He
leaves by the Occidental and Oriental
steamship from Hongkong on the 28th.
Commander Lamberton has been ap
pointed commander of the Olympia.
NEW YORK, May 28.— A dispatch
from Hongkong says: Aguinaldo, the
Philippine insurgent leader, has head
quarters at Cavite, which are constant
ly crowded by volunteers. He has
captured two loads of ammunition and
4000 rifles outside of Manila. Cable
communication between Manila and
Spain is completely severed.
MADRID, May 28.— A private dis
patch from Spanish sources at Manila
alleges that Aguinaldo, the Philippine
insurgent leader, after receiving arms
and field pieces from Rear-Admiral
Dewey, declared himself in favor of
Spain. The dispatch also says that
other Insurgent chiefs followed him.
Pares of His Message to the Navy
Department Are Not Made
NEW YORK, May 28.— A Washing
ton special to the Herald says: Rear-
Admiral Dewey communicated with the
Navy Department to-day. He declared
that no change had occurred in the sit
uation, but it is known that the mes
sage given the press omitted several
important features, setting forth his
needs, and urging, it is said, expedition
in the dispatch to him of relief.
In reply to his message it is under
stood that the transport Zafiro will take
back to Manila dispatches announcing
the departure of the cruiser Charleston
and transport Peking, with ammuni
tion and other supplies, and of the
prospective departure of the monitor
Monterey with troop ships. The latest
intelligence concerning Spanish move
ments will also be sent to him for his
information. %
Secretary Long will issue orders next
week detailing an officer to command
the cruiser Boston. He will relieve
Captain Frank Wildes, who will be
called home. Captain B. P. Lamber
ton, who was originally assigned to
Captain Wildes' relief, was chief of
staff of Rear-Admiral Dewey at the
time of the battle of Manila, Captain
Wildes, at his special request, being
permitted to retain command of the
Boston. In consequence of the assign
ment by Rear-Admiral Dewey of Cap
tain Lamberton to command the Olym
pia, in place of Captain C. V. Gridley,
who has been invalided home, it is ne
cessary to send another officer of the
grade of captain to the Asiatic station
to relieve Captain Wildes.
tion of Hawaii. An annexation resolu
tion cannot pass Congress. An attempt
will result in a debate that will be
academic and dilatory. This discus
sion will be acrimonious and profitless.
It will prolong Congress indefinitely
and keep the members here when they
should be home looking 1 after their
campaigns. The debate would inject
into the Congressional contests an is
sue that is wholly foreign to their mer
its and could only result in confusion.
The debate would have a bad effect on
the country and the party.
Composed of a Dozen
Special Dispatch to The Call.
MADRID, May 28.— 1t is officially an
nounced that the Spanish reserve
squadron, commanded by Admiral Ca
mara, has left Cadiz. Before going to
its destination the squadron will ma
neuver probably for several days in the
open sea, afterward immediately sail
ing for the Philippine Islands, Cuba or
the United States, as the Government
may judge most opportune. The squad
ron is understood to. be composed of ten
or twelve vessels. "
Senor Sagasta, the Premier, on leav
ing the chamber this afternoon, said
to a group of reporters that the Cadiz
squadron had put to sea to carry out
maneuvers, but would return to Ca
NKW YORK, May 2R.— A dispatch to
the World from London says: The chief
officer of a steamer just in from Cadiz
said last night:
"When we left Cadiz last Friday the
only Spanish warships there were the
battleship Pelayo, the cruiser Emperor
Carlos V, one torpedo boat and the con
verted cruisers Patriota and Rapido.
The cruisers were at the arsenal.
Everything bore the appearance of un
readiness. The Pelayo's boilers, recent
ly put in at Toulon, had just been con
demned by the superintending engineer
at Cadiz on the ground that they were
of insufficient strength. She was, how
ever, coaling. The Rapido and the Pa
triota had not been fitted with guns and
neither had a crew.
"There is no belief in the reports that
the fleet was going to Manila or any
where elpe for some weeks at least."
CAPE HAYTI, May 28.— Private ad
vices received here from Madrid says
the entire Cadiz fl«»t is raadv to sail.
Continued From First Page.
says: A rumor from Cuban sources is in circulation here to the effect
that Schley has forced the Santiago channel and destroyed the Span
ish fleet.
Three Spanish warships are reported off Port Antonio. The
American gunboat Eagle is at that port.
CAPE HAYTIEN, Hayti, May 28.— A rumor has reached here
of an important American success, but no confirmation of the report
can be obtained. Since the rumored arrival of the Spanish fleet at
Santiago de Cuba no news has reached here, though the cable be
tween this place and Santiago is not interrupted. The significance of
this mysterious silence is not known, but it excites great wonder. No
explanation is furnished beyond surmise based on various inferences.
The theory that the Spanish admiral allowed himself to be bottled
up in the bay of Santiago de Cuba is not entertained here. On the
contrary, the Haytien officials say it is far from likely that such a
thing has occurred. It is hoped that a message from Commodore
Schiey will soon be received at the Mole St. Nicholas or elsewhere.
War Vessels of trje Energy Seer; SailiQg in tfye
Direction of Porto F^ico.
Copyrighted, 1898. by James Gordon Bennett.
PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, May 28.— Private advices from Cape
Haytien, which have been received here, state that a fleet of Spanish
war vessels was seen off Cape Francais, near Samana Bay. It is sup
posed the fleet was heading toward Porto Rico.
It is believed in Haytien circles here that the Spanish squadron
has left Santiago de Cuba in order to meet the Cadiz squadron.
According to a report which has reached this place a German
steamer witTi 50,000 sacks of rice on board has run the blockade and
entered the port of Havana.
Late advices received from Monte Cristo on the coast of San Do
mingo report a Spanish squadron has been sighted near there. It is
believed to be Admirai Cervera's fleet making its way to Porto Rico.
This dispatch, however, lacks confirmation.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 28. — A dispatch from Port Antonoi
says the lookout on H. M. S. Indefatigable, which is in that port, re
ported seeing three vessels which he thought were Spanish sh ps,
several miles off the coast, steaming in a westerly direction. This an
nouncement has caused Americans here to feel concerned for the safety
of the United States gunboat Eagle, now in port.
Gunboat Scorpion's Officers Confident T^at Cer
vera Is in Santiago Harbor.
KEY WEST, Fla. , May 28. — Admiral Cervera is imprisoned at
Santiago de Cuba. Advices to this effect were brought here this aft
ernoon by an auxiliary gunboat which arrived from Cienfuegos, pre
sumably with dispatches for Washington.
Last Sunday the Scorpion left Cienfuegos and proceeded eastward
on scout duty, going as far as Santiago de Cuba. Five of the auxiliary
ships were lying off there apparently awaiting the arrival of the main
division of the squadron. After an uneventful trip the Scorpion re
turned to Cienfuegos, but found that Commodore Schley had gone,
leaving orders for her to return to Key West.
The officers of the gunboat, when questioned as to Admiral Cer
vera's whereabouts, expressed no doubt of his presence at Santiago de
Cuba. All was reported quiet along the south coast of Cuba up to the
time of her departure, and nothing was known of the Marblehead's re
ported attack on Cienfuegos' blockhouses.
Collier F J y in 9 England's Flag Seen in Company
With a Warship.
Copyrighted. 189S, by James Gordon Bennett.
PANAMA, May 28. — One of the passengers of the Italian steamer
Centro America, whom I have interviewed, tells me that shortly after
leaving Cartagena, United States of Colombia, for Colon on Wednes
day they met a Spanish warship convoying a steamer flying the Brit
ish flag. The British steamer seemed to be laden with coal. It is
supposed that both vessels put in at Cartagena.
The passenger with whom 1 talked, Angel Joly, told me he could
not make out what ship it was convoying the collier, but that he is
positive that she carried .a Spanish flag. A British steamer of the
Trince line was due at Colon yesterday with coal, but up to a late
hour last night she had not been sighted. It is thought probable that
the collier with the Spanish warship was this steamer, which may
have been captured.
COLON, May 28. — A dispatch from Dominica, Leeward Islands,
reports that cannonading was heard to the southeast of that island last
MADRID, May 28. — The officials persist in the statement that
Admiral Cervera is still at Santiago de Cuba.
Trje Terror Reaches San Juan.
MADRID, May 28. — It is announced that the Spanish torpedo-boat
destroyer Terror has arrived at San Juan de Porto Rico, having evaded
the American warships which were watching for her.
Triplet Record Broken.
BOSTON. May 2S.—At Charles River
Park this afternoon Nugent brothers and
Merrill of Gloucester lowered the one- ,
mile triplet record to 1:55 fiat, cutting off
five seconds. Tom Cooper won the one
third mile national championship (fifth
race of the championship series) in :44 2-5.
Arthur Gardner, Dr. A. I. Brown, Paul
Bourette, the Parisian, and H. B. Hills of
Providence finished in the order named.
. : Last : Tuesday .■evening. the raembem of :\
th# Vrnirrefeaive Council} paid la* 1 . yuit^.tb>
Home Council In its hall, 2317 Mission
street. There was a goodly number of
visitors, but the officers and members of
the council evidently did not care if the
Progressive Council came or not, for there
wore but few there to receive them. Those
present were entertained by O. M. Ar
nold, P. S. C, who delivered an interest
ing address; a recitation by Charles
Stone; vocal solo by Mrs. yon Buckley,
amusing address by W. F. Gibson, P. s.
T., and remarks by Past Councilor J. L.
Homer. It was decided by tho Progres
sive Council that the next visit Bhall bo
to America Council In Its hall in Alcazar
buildine on Tuesday. Jun« Z. J
Senate Tables Corpora
tion Tax Amendment
Many Speeches Made on the Measure,
the Most Notable One Being
by Wolcott of Colo
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Call Office, Riggs House,
Washington, May 28.
After a discussion which has lasted
almost two weeks the Senate this aft
ernoon reached the first decisive vote
on any feature of -the pending war rev
enue measure. The bill had been under
consideration four hours and a half to
day when Aldrich of Rhode Island, one
of the Republican members of the
Finance Committee, entered a motion
to lay the corporation tax amendment
proposed by the Democratic majority
of the committee on the table. It was
realized that this was the first test of
strength of the opposing elements in
the Senate, and the rollcall was fol
lowed with deep interest. The result
was decisive. The amendment was laid*
on the table — 41 to 27,
Ayes— Aldrich, Allison, Bacon, Caf
fery, Carter, Cullom, Davis, Deboe, El
kins, Fairbanks, Foraker, Frye, Gallin
ger, Gear, Gorman, Hale, Hanna, Hans-i
brough, Kyle, Lindsay, Mcßride, Mc-
Enery, McMillan, Masan, Mitchell, Mor
rill. Murphy, Nelson, Penrose, Perkins,
Platt erf Connecticut, Pritchard, Proc
{or. Quay, Sewell, Shoup.Spooner, War
ren, Wellington, Wetmore and Wol
cott — 41.
Noes — Allen, Bate, Berry, Butler,
Cannon, Chilton, Clay, Cockrell, Dan
iels, Faulkner, Harris, Heitfeldt, Jones
of Arkansas, Jones of Nevada, Mc-
Laurin, Mallory, Mantle, Money, Mor
gan, Pasco, Pettigrew, Rawlins, Stew
art, Tillman, Turley, Turpie and
White— 27.
Upon the announcement of the vote
Gorman, under the arrangement that
a vote should be taken on his amend
ment, again off ered it, somewhat modified
as to the tax, applying it only to gross
receipts erf corporations in excess of
$250,000 a year.
Nelson (R.) of Minnesota offered an
amendment to the proposition of Gor
man, reducing the amount of the tax
levied from one-half to one-quarter of
1 per cent. '
The amendment was discussed in a
desultory way for an hour, Allen,
Lindsay, Platt of Connecticut and
White participating in the debate.
Pettigrew of South Dakota gave no
tive of amendments he proposed to of
fer to Gorman's proposition and was
proceeding to speak upon them.
Daniel (D.) of Virginia delivered an
extended speech, in which he took
strong issue with those who had con
tended that the tax on corporations
was unconstitutional.
Wolcott <R.) of Colorado followed in
a notable speech supporting the propo
sition of the Republican minority of the
Finance Committee.
An effort was made to secure a vote
on the Gorman amendment, but it was
Mason of Illinois moved that when
the Senate adjourned it be until Tues
day next.
Allison, in demanding the a^es «>"ri
noes, said it was highly important that
the pending bill be disposed of at the
earliest possible moment, as every
day's delay meant the loss of needed
Mason's motion prevailed by the close
vote of 33 to 31.
The Senate then at 5 o'clock went
Into executive session, and twenty
minutes afterward adjourned until
California Aeronauts Offer
Their Services to the
Aeronauts are organizing to Invade the
land of the enemy, and in a few days
the services of a balloon corps, composed
of forty patriotic men, among whom are
three who have many times soared above
the clouds, will be offered Major General
Merritt. Z. P. Machobee, who Sunday
after Sunday startled visitors at the
Chutes by his daring ascensions, George
E. Olsen and Frank Hamilton are the or
ganizers of the corps, and towing to large
experience are capable of handling any
balloon, or ballons, the War Department
may employ. Olsen, while an aeronaut,
is also an expert in the art of inflating
and handling captive gas balloons. In
consequence he will act as managing
aeronaut. Machobee will be captain, and
Frank Hamilton, now making ascensions
at Jackson, Amador County, will act as
second lieutenant. In addition to the offi
cers, a complement of rope men, gas men
and ground men have enlisted, and the
.corps is ready for war.
O'Brien's Case in the Balance.
OAKLAND, May 2B.— The jury inthecase
of James O'Brien, charged with assault,
was ordered locked up for the night by
Juuge Ellsworth, it having failed to reach
a verdict at midnight.
Vitalize Your Blood, Overcome That
Tired Feeling. Get a bottle of
Hood's Sarsaparilk and begin to
take it TODAY, and realize the great
good it is sure to do you.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's Greatest Medicine. All druggists.
How the Army Can Find Out if
Cervera Is Yet in Santiago
NEW YORK. May 28.— A WasbiQgton
special to tbe Herald says : During the G
ban invasion the army Will bave tbree im
roense observation balloons for watering
the movements of the energy. General
Greely, ctyef signal officer of the army, bas
purchased for tbe use of the army tbree
balloons furnished with all modern irr>
proveroents for signaling. General Greely
says tbere will be no difficulty in raising a
balloon over Santiago de Cuba to ascertain
wbether Admiral Cervera is cooped up in
the harbor.
General Blanco Holds
Out Terms to Cubans.
Major de Lima Returns to Key West
"With juate Information Con
cerning Fortifications
of Havana.
Special Dispatch to The Cal!.
NEW YORK, May 28.— The Herald's
Tampa correspondent sends the fol
lowing: Major Rafael de Lima of the
Cuban army, who went to Cuba with
dispatches last week, arrived here to
day with important information. The
information is sent by Major-General
Maylo Rodriguez of the Cuban army,
and will be of the greatest value to
the United States troops when they
land in Cuba.
Major Lima on landing on the Cuban
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coast went into Havana City and re
ceived plans of the latest changes in
fortifications in and around Havana.
In conversation with some friends to
day Major Lima said: "While in Ha
vana I learned that General Blanco ia
making desperate efforts to induce- the
Cuban army to co-operate with the
Spanish troops to fight the American
army of invasion. General Gomez and
the Cuban Government has refused
even to consider such a proposition.
'•Captain-General Blanco on May 4
sent Senor Eliso Giberga under a flag
of truce to General Gomez's camp with
this proposition: 'If the Cuban army
will co-operate with the Spanish army
in repelling the American invasion the
Spanish Government solemnly pledges
itself to recognize the independence of
the Cuban republic. If this proposi
tion is accepted all Cubans and their
arms will be admitted with the same
rank in the Spanish army, the junction
of both armies to be effected at Santa
Clara City.'
"General Gomez refused this propo
sition and warned Senor Giberga he
would receive no more messengers
from Blanco on such errands."
Major Lima got this information
from a brother of Senor Giberga who
sides with the Cubans.
Successful Commencement Exercises
at Trinity School.
The graduating exercises of Trinity
School were attended by a large number
of people, clergy and laity. The pro
gramme consisted of musical selections
and orations by the graduates. A pleas
ant part of the programme for the stu
dents was the awarding of the prizes and
medals. y
Bishop Nichols awarded the diplomas to
the following graduates: Albion E. Ble
then, Edgar M. Cameron, Gustav E. Che- |
vassus. W. Edward Dassonville, Reginald \
H. Kelly, Hunter Kinzie, Hugh H. Owens,
Harry L. Paddock. George A. Smithson,
Claude D. Starr and Frank M. 'Woods.

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