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DEPART FOR SPAIN. TkrM Aaalllarr r riu , ... New Yost. Jly I A special to The Tribune treat Washington nr. The raldsxf squadron is expected to tart at 0B 'or the coast of Spain. CoromodatWataon has In hi .oaled to the luwaVof their bonier rapacity, and nothing should kep him another day at Onatanamo. According t schedule, adlepatch should be lent by him thnajfn a dUpatch boat off 8t u a1 Wednesday announcing hU rtaalpartnjT from that vicinity npon tb eWO-mlle straightway t-ur-' for the CaOariee, where hU formidable force ibaett appear about Auk I, or a few dayt lator, dejtiding upon the ( eaih. r M.MUnterai In tnld AtlantlsOsd the maximum speed of his colliers, wieh moat flx his rate of prog ma r te days apent under the iee of f itat nf rttfled t 'anary ldanda, re pleniskJaf the bankers of his lighting ships wtat fuel the final aaaanlt on Spain (rarest wo days distant, will 1 proratoyioade. and if the laat Spanish : v.sl ra"i ,. :ia represented aa f 'a mart's yt, cannot be enticed from CartbaJBn to protc.t c.wla the Ain- n can btSwIBag will be quickly displayed in tbe"t m an TheaVt includes two of the beat UittleaAl in the nary, the Oregon and tbeHfthoanttaMb.' rotei i mk r NVwaaV'ie aoailtary cruisers Yankee, with six colliers ahlp. The Oregon has be igshlp. The Yankee baa ton lined to matt the real squadron off St. T!ioma. ra carry 20,000 torn of tho bet Incient quant. f. to :u th way to Ike rtiilippinse and back, the refrigerator ahlp, aving fresh fowl to laat two Waft the Newark la capable of a 10. I, :iotn d and the Massachusetts and 1 8HAFTR AND HIS ARMY COMMENDED. l-rti. I.i.i M.kii.i.. .! Secretary Al ger BaaA MlM of le All ai MINE MAKER'S STORY COSTLY BATTLESHIP. Jhgy Tempt YOUT Palate AT R. M. WILSON'S, THE BATTLESHIP MAINE WAS DO IT LIBERATE!. Y OESTROVEO. TAKES SI. 500 A ONE OF THfSC DAY TO VESSELS Washington, If . st . ,: ttr Tbt ,ii,t i..vt,; .. Jaly it The following aent by President Me- i moaner comiiiawiing tnc army at ine front, near Santiago, Playa: "The president further sends yon and yoor brara army tb. profound thanka of the A nun ran people for the brilliant achievement, at Santiago, ramtltlng in tb (urrender of the city add all the Spaciah troopa and the territory under Tonl. Tour splendid command bat en dared not only hardships and aacriSnaa faaeMaM to the campaign and the bat'le. bat In Mrvu of heat and w.-ather, haa triumph"! over obstaelei which would hare overcome men laat bra to and de termined. One and all hare displayed the moat conrpiruooa galiautry and ' arocd the gratitude of the nation. The bearta of the isxiple tnni with tender ymphatby to the nick and wounded. May the Father or Mom.- pro-. , t and comfort Wll 1 1 am Mi Kr. i "To Major Qeastal r-hafter, at the front, near Santiago, I'lava. I cannot rxpraaa in word my gratitude to yon and your heroic men. Yonr work haa Uien well done. God Meat yon all. "It. A. Ai.rtt. S crctary of War." OFFICIALS ADVICES FROM HAVANA CITY. Tliry I'ralae Ilia .il.h 1 r !, mid ay inrrl toppocr Ar rived ai efcejMag . I. r. UIMM Draua Tkat the Baalaalea Wea lt Ui-Harr the I..mii(s. IIm i T Mn-n. (chImIk l-roof. TVal law ahlp Was satowa r. is the but. ling story of the the ador which blew up the baltleahlp Maine: The only tubmarlDr mlnaa which bare bean supplied to the Upaalth Oot eminent alms 1MS-87 wera manufac tured under my own patenta. 1 then supplied them with flfty-sil ground mines, twenty-lira buoyant mlnaa. each with a (-barge of 600 pounds of guncottoa. and fifteen electro-contact mines, exploded either on contact or by observation from shore, each containing a cNarge of 100 pounds of guncotton. The mines sect to Havana would ! still retain full eftVtlreneas. They will laat rnder waMr for an Indefinite period. In 1SN-07 the Spanish Government ordered a fresh supply of nty patant mlnea. Whether iby went to Ha vana or not Is Immaterial. One of the mlnrs supplied In IMS Is i atlll fully capable or uniting the de struction of tiis Maine. the Oat1 WtUhd' MM m each have reoords above 18 is unlikely that the sqoadnin np an average of more than 10 honr across the ocean, although. by their colliers after leav , ;l -. .1 v . . iniu- i .' U bo oonstautly maintainixl. It ha dnty of the ihn auxiliaries pmt4 ctlOII to I !., , ly ship at all times, leaving the laahtps and tin' N.-wark to uit- ilenk) offenlve o rati on. Tm .1 nli')rture of Coiiimialore Wat- soa'iftroe will leave the Iowa, the In. dkm'lie Hrooklyn. th- N'.-w Y.k. tii Tenasnd the Pnrii in ns the armored der Admiral S.-tmixuin's dirurt bid, to go agniiKt Porto Klco, and the era i -t- tVdnmbia, Mimn io lia. Bm Frtaa-co, New Orleans, I Mrs, Mout- .inwr- BBd Marble head to shell a land i ' t " for the ditwtnbark.it i n of the amy of occupation under tii'uoral Miles, AltriK'o iniini- r of gnntmnts and oib ersaxuiarr veaeela will bo available to roBvrr the tmmnorts of the Porto Kican exptditioii witlmiit impairing the . 111 risaey of the Cnlnn Mockale by with, drawing any of tho mini' nn.i veaatla nowTri that dnty TV authorities at Washington are roast on t that an entire array corpa will btbviiii il in Porto Klco before the raid- inga tbta (Mi mail ithp W'i reaches the Canaries, and nof tie' inland will be com t timiiltaneouly w ith ( 'otn toil's menace t i thu :sin- ' orirnsatnl. l-v, hj tb- assmslali Havana, July 15. (delayed in trans mission). The following la the Spanish vi rio'i of ( veni rod mlv traii.o.r i ;:i Cuba: On Tuesday. Jnly Vt, the Amer icans continual the attack on Santiago all ilar, bnt with lea activity than the day ! fore, owing to the raiu lulling about the neighWirhood, which flooded tome of the the trenches, lint weather did not prevent the brnve Spaniards from remaining in their positions, full of ani mation and resolution It is reported that 1 1.000 troops agaiaf Coppinger, recently landed in the prov ince, of Santiago. They came on transatlantic steamers, which lately have t en seen before Baquin. Before Santiago at the time there were six tat tieships ami :'o auxiliary cargo shipa; in. front of Havana then' were right wnr ships; before Oardetia two warships did blockade dajty and there were two men-of-war before Oianfnegoa. tiftlcial nports receivnl from Santiago say that the sanio state of nffiurt pre vailed then aa on the day previous. It ia reported that heavy reinforce, rin nts of Aiuerv-iuiK under (ienenil Miles were landed lately and have been pot had to the front, which increase! t U activity of baasigwrt and to have ren dered the tnak of gamwin nioradltBenlt. Put, the report continues, this is only , shown up in tb" admirable conduct of the Spanish soldiers who, in spite of the heavy raina, and the fact that they are1 in water to their w.iit an- willing to defend their (xsutiona to the very laat. lleforo the different blockaded porta yesterday there were the same ship as n.' lit. med in the r port "f the d iv pn inii. l. from all the imstancet, that no 1 have canted It. lii lion of the aaser :ary of the Spanish ien. rina vious. l'' ramril llujr. Philadelphia. Jnly Jtei trot I Aitooia MM Wuarclr.l. I, July 1(1. Senator Oan bos just returin-d front a lion nt Fort McPbernou, tneral Lee's army corps at Y i . wlieni he has a tenant i ' !.! i 'aiiimu, of Te y's rough i i Siiator Cannon "1 never have teen anything like tho pHT.otto entlinsiam of the wounded old r- nt Port M.Pherson. Tho wounded of the Twenty.fourth infantry, wkt'-h came from Fort Douglas, Utah, and who porticlsit4il in the lttl at Ran Juan, am there, and the nftlceri and 8Mb almost to a mini, arc anxiou. . I ragi r to got Wk in the frav Wi there I aaw the effecta nf tbo Mbiimt balltita. In one wound inflicted in the foot the orifice of emergency waa eight lias as large as tbo oridoe of outran. -c. tad It waa rtragli and jagged." Mick oiann m Ike Otleatls. New York, July IB. The hospital ship, Olivette, It expected to arrive here today or tomorrow. The following oitl ttrs, tick and wounded, are on Unrd, aJtoalonglUt of privates: Major Jaim M. Hall. Ptrat cavalry , lb jor Alexander O. Brodis.FI ktrw.i.iv; ml I.enf nan 11 .i K I lav U W'" tHAi . lig n -i.il .. II . bb, vwlnntesr cavalry Captain Morton J. Hem- lain Thomas T. Kimx, Xrst cavalry; Oiptaln Jane II. Me Qilitoc . unteer cavalry. Clprnil IVr Neai'llalluna. Mailri'i, July Id. fcVvcral newspo. y iay me .inaini- gov . I- i :ii'. iieg"'. French ambaasador at M i 'amtsm, with 'he gov. i United Statue. It is said tioti with the Stsnilsb oiggm- tion of leaving tho question of the fa tare governini iit of Cuba to be decided by plobitcitu of its luabitautt tint Spam would unrctervudly accept a decision given in inch cue. llrr; Hill II! ip mull V a-bin rninini Ui ;l.- Lurlleee. Ifi.-The Hnti.h tank steane r Lunlen. it t luw e rt ban l .'ti Isiugbt by the go . rtitii 'iit to car ry water to Coin and elsewhere. The price paid Is said to be ftnoO.OOO. The Ia ib'tie was launched five years ago at Stockton, Kugl.ind, and u bmlt of ir.n nnd steel. Shu can carry I.issi.issi gal. Ions of water. Mnjr Tk f anil In 1st mis. Han Francisco. July 10. Advices re. reived from Honolulu indicate that lg-1 risut di fi llM l. km - Moilterev wi.l t. .1 ).k 1-1011 of the 1 ' 11 -h ill" K.aii'l't l-'f 1 . :u ..' M mi.. 1 in 11 in i.'i" II. 010 ,i.(i liarbor, t .'ummaiider dentae of the Mon terey, borrowed the rliarta of tho r'.iro lines from Captain Itray. aorvrylna S li. slop o n. , . ,,. Plattsburg, N. Y . July In. -Government l uginis-rs and sarveyori have ar rived at Chaniplaiu for the preliminary survey of the proposed great slop water way ts'tween the great bikes and the Hudson via the St Lawr nee river and LnU t'hamplain. Ai.proiriatinn for this survey have been n tde by congress and it it thought the r port of tbo en ginei-rt will be favnml'lo for this route, over either the Krie or Oswego caual routi's, there IsMiig only five h-ks audit comparatively shut canal mileage twiiti Itke Cliamplain and St. l.iv- retire and ('li.nnplinn an I ti !l .... Tho work now being done by the ur. V' v .rs consists Of estimates of excava tions, looks and water supply. The I'h.tinplniii route It recommended by moat of the landing engineers of tbo country. It It expected that freight 1 11 e 1 to .'5 cents T Ion by thiamine. BtwewtaBt A.. t ii. CssiMsdatiee, Wiishingtou, July 10 Tho president has nppointtid the following commission its to meet a Miuilar l omnnssi. n on the jsirt of Great Uritaiu ami Canada for tbo purpose of adjusting the relations li'twen tlie United States mid I'anada : Senator Fairbanks of Indiana, Senator Cray of Delaware, H. pres. ntativt' Ding ley of Maine, Hon. John A. Kaston of . Iowa and Hon. John W. Potter of the District of Columbia. .ossrn rain 1 In fart. I am con- in surrounding clrrums Other agency could h In direct contradict tlnns of the Se Legation at Washington ami Weyler that there ire bo au mlnea ia Havara HarbOgi absolutely affirm that 1 tblpiK I tho above mine for Havana and Fernd on a .Spanish hip, the property tf the Spanish Oo trnment, and ofllcerad by Spanish nav al ofllrert, with two '.quaint, at the Want India dock, London. My mines are in rlrctrlral ronnec tlon with the thort, tnd it It quite lm poatlble that tbty could be exploded except by design. I am convinced alto that the explo sion of the mine vbirli destroyed the Maine was the work of one or two men. fur these reatoot: First A vi'seel twinging, either an chored or moored, upon striking the eli:-ult closer ate sould merely drop a shutter on the krvlioard on shore, warning the officer in charge that she waa In contact with the mine. Second- Itrfure the officer li In a position to fire the m.ue he mutt ob tain one of two keys One generally ai kept by the commandant, the other by the officer In charge of the firing Station. He then must unlock the glass door over which the shutter baa fallen and insert u rrd danger plug In the Insulated swltrh. Third-H must insert a plug In the swltrh of the firinr nattery eartk plate. Fourth The flung key Is arranged with a locking armature of ebonite, which must be unlocked before the danger point Is arrive.! at. Fifth The flrlnir ky hammer must bo pressed oa to tht contact anvil to I complete tb circuit tkai explodes the detonator, by whUh the mine In turn ! la exploded. I have not the illgh : saying l hat the Mali;,. destroyed with a ElJ mine ns Invented ar There It a consensu the flnt explosion , la established on grounds. The forward nucnilne contained 2.- 000 pounds of aTuopowder, which might blow up the decks, but it It problemat ical whether it would be capable of . Igniting the 6u pounds of powder In the middle magsHne. Kven if It did : the explotlon of both would be quite Incapable of detonating tha 8.200 poundt of wet guncotton In the after Btagatlne. Had that qtuattt? of gun- i cotton been detonated not a vestlga of I the Maine would remain. The only practical way of discover. Ing the mine that sunk the Maine It by underpinning the rable from the abore to tht Junction kog and from thence underpinning e( h Individual cable to the mine, until one waa found without a mine attached 1 am satisfied that t. explosion waa caused by u ground mine not by B buoyant mine for Havana harbor is to shallow to ad mil oi us ute of the hitler. I am prepared to satisfy by demon a any Jury of retsoosblO men that this is the tmi txpi, nation of the Maine. JOS KIM! VSKt., CIBBINS. 1h erab rw. The dairy farmer who It feeding a scrub cow and guesting that she pays, may be said to be "gambling In ttock." It's a sort of hosrd Of trade business. That is, she trades a rarf tmall lot of poor milk for her hard, and leavet the dealer short on butter and long ua endurance. est hesitation In vas deliberately ' ; - ind ground supplied by me. of opinion that i ternal. This the following TBe DmUj Kspsasss a Ike mrj Fee 17 rMu Wats Eswlala Why Maria Wat MmUssI Cast B Mash te Btalatala. What la the average daily coat of maintaining a first rlaaa battleahip on a war footing' One thousand five hundred dollars. A largo sum of money, but insignificant when com pared with what the coat might be in case of action, when the conflict of a single minute could sink the largest ahlp, with her entire armament, and require the expenditure or more than tS.OOO.OOO to replace ber. Reliable estimates cannot lie made when the fortunes of war m ist be taken Into account, but the cost of maintaining our navy on Its present footing Immediately before the firing or the first gun la actual conflict It known. That coat U lio.ooo for ouch day. For an Interesting example or the cost or maintaining a battleahip In tlrne or peace, when war la not even threatening, I have procured from the recorda of the War Department the ront or maintaining the New York, the moat expensive thip In our navy. The cost for last year was 3l IHIS.SO. or an average or f 1.016 :9 per day. The va rious Items that go to make up this total annual cost will apply for the present purpose to our armored crui sers and battleships, though, of course, varying according to constantly Pride of tho Kitchen Flour, Franco-American Game Pales, Trufllesl. Fresh Chipped Beef. Kipired Herring:. Delicious Celery Comiiounda. Hamburger Aale. Muehrooms. Swian Cheese. Brick Cheese. Cn-nm Cheese. Royal Halad Dreeing. Fresh French Olive Oil. Chase & Sanborn's Java and Mocha Coflee. Rosiiila Coffee. Salmon Steak. Delicious Relisheo. I'nlutiihle Condiments galore! Fresh Soups. .THE KANDY ill 11 III : Elegantly M id officers, crew and marines York were greater than other vessel, while the r cine and surgery and a were very much leas. The record or the Ill la clowed. though her mem Ing Inspiration, a4 this r that the total coat of her for is;.; ;ul l.'ej I , s sari and BJ of the the New of any ( ( OI, ; 1 1 1 1 1 2 d Maine Is a liv- wa ' of NAME ON EVERY PIECE." hTHto LOWNEY'S Chocolate Bonbons. ICE CREAM and all Delicious Summer l-crv. il Cowplclc sod rrvth Klerk llsiii an.! riH j Candies, . h, I'ralts, Mb, Tb barr a ad I lean I her survivors, and of those whose re mains are yet with her wreck, or have found burial In Cuba and the I'nltod States, waa $IS9,i:0.00. (ine of (bene great battleships Is a floating iltadel. It la a town of five hundred labaMtauts. more w. urely rortified and 'ar better arme-t for of fence and defence than was any walled and turreted city that bat ever ei- Isted. Her tteel walls can resist any ; attack of guns leas than her own. When she bih'M similar utien then cornea the tug of war. ir our floating citadel la the Indiana, for Instance, we have steel walls 350 lung with i.'J feet between them at the widest point, holding engines of war and propulsion or tbo most terrific power, nil under the control or the highest human intelligence. This Is a moving city of animate force, con trolled energy and Inanimate strength, that tan be directed at will and Its l'MlSS tons moved at the rate or seven teen miles an hour, propelled by 9,730 horse power. owerrul as It kg, H mutt, so Dear aa possible, resist an equal power. And what Is necessary In iSSSBOO Is le tter realized when we consider that she may have to i-ope with guns thut, by the explosion of 900 pounds of pow der, can throw a single shot, weighing nearly a ton. a reel per second. Ing energy or I foot ton It the MM pounds on Multiply that c No wonder II a tingle ship U leloclty of 2.UO0 hot lias a strik 'oot 'ons. One required to raise against gravity. by & 1,000 and ir you can. in . 11. .nee of that is Patrons and Friends Of Brazos, Miiili-..n, (irimes, RolnTtaon and Rurlexiin Counties The combined Capital and assets of companies rep rct-nted by me amount to 11. ore tban The capita! and at-et. f C.,nipan 1 rm,,trmu writing tllVS smoui.t 10 more than $1,000,000,000 35.000.000 and .heniier they City, aT-aB - a a . s 1 inunently Delieve that I 1 in s,.rv,. ,ou hetter than any one elc in liy Uf f llsks, h town or Counlrv. I have nn Hlicient offi.-.. force, the affairs of which are under the miinngeincnt of FRANK V. MiCONNK'O. I iiImi. i i preaiiil r.iUitnlilc I. tie As-ur:in e S ty of New York Pn ilio Mutual Life; Am. Union Life; Fidelity Bad Casualty of N. w York, for will h I am He- erlr authorised mi-mi In Brjan. I n-r trulls olleltud wilt spprrel.tr ri.ur budasas. a. id. Mccoivrivrico. desired of It costs f l.iOO each day. Iwt I'...... i. InJerr BBOBSw MOBi When the I 111 ted Slates troops oc cupied Hlchmoiid, Vu., April 3. IX6G, Ueneral tidward II. Klpley, of Ver mont. who waa appointed military gov. ernor or the city, foi.ud In the desk of Jefferson I wir in. In Uhe house occu pied by the Confederate President, a coat-iron tiomh In the shape of a lump of coal. It waa evidently cast from a good-sized piece of coal, waa coated with coal tar and coal dust, and could hardly be distinguished when handled rrom a lump of coal. It waa hollow, and would hold jsowder enough to make a heavy explosion. Army au thorities have never doubted that the otherwise unexplained blowing up or a steam voetel loaded w. h ammuni tion at City MM wus the work or a iNimb or this kind, whii h bad boon dropped into a pile of co.il and shov elled Into the furnace of the steamer, and similar bombs proDBBl) occasioned similar catastrophes during tho war. A Postage stamp StSaaBi I'pward of 30,000 post.ie itamps were utilized by a lJ.ililni.it u woman la the preparation of tho costume which won the fancy-dress prlte nt a matked ball the other night. Five weeks were spent In stamp collecting and throe weeks la the making of the dress. Hr 1 he lloiim. Wooltey Wett Ten years ago all the land around bore sold for a dol lar and a quarter an acre. Hudson UI vers And what does II sell for now? W. W Taxea. (II. P. ppanklin & Son, Butchers and Meat Dealers. We Buy Hides, Wool and Pelts Markets uiider Academy of Music and next door to John Mike's store. I have added a new line of Moulding FOR PICTURE FRAMES to mv stock of Hooks, Stationery. Wall I'aper and Taints Call on inn lor I'ltll'Ks ,.,,,1 A 1. TIIK NEW DKHKiSH, Tyler Haswell.