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VOL. VIII. NO. 24.
DOINGS OF THE WEEK What Has Happened In the Civilized World. I VK N I> THE PRESS DISPATCHES Complete Review of the NeW Of the j.»-t Seven Days in This and Ali Foreign Lands. «.<. New York World has a dispatch Manila which says the Gorman I',l,,'mil has apologized to Admiral I),'\V«'V. The bureau of construction and ro- Sis expending $1,250,000 a month Toon repairs fitting and refitting ves geb for tbe war with Spain. Our money is to be the money of rin The government proposes to in tXcc r it by paying off the American goitre at Santiago in coin. The output of smokeless powder for ,1 . c n avy in ?tea«Hly increasing, and the ,!,, in.V bureau is receiving more than 8,000 pounds daily for the big guns. ; The allied armies at Santiago are not on friendly terms. Shatter's refusal to -How Garcia'6 troops to enter the cap tl ',,] city baa served to widen the breach. The schooner Three Bells and the sloop Pilgrim, captured by the gunboat D.xi.' near Manzanillo, on July 6, bare arrived in Key West underprize crews. The Spanish flag no longer waves mv! Cain.aneia. The town and har bor, together with 5,000 Spaniards, have surrendered to officers from the Maiblehead. 'pi The transport steamer Pennsylvania, with the First Montana regiment and gOO recruits for the Fiist California volunteer?, has sailed from San Fran cisco for the Philippines. Four Oregon volunteer officers are in trouble at the Philippines. Captains Heath, Wells and Prescott and Lieu tenant Telfer are likely to be court martialed for having overstayed a leave of absence. The cruiser Buffalo, our purchase* from Brazil, is to be fitted out at once for service. Commander Hemphill will superintend the work of repair and command the vi.ssel when she goes into commission. From Oakland, Gal., comes a report of a terrible deed committed by a Chi nese murderer. Brought to bay in a powder magazine, he blew it up and necked the entire plant, killing six persons besides himself. The war department has received a di?patch from General Shaffer, saying ! that the roster of prisoner^ has been I banded in by General Toral, and that the total is 22,789 men. General Sbaftei'a dispatch added that the pris oner? turned over to him far exceed in number the strength of hie own army. The Madrid public are not satisfied with the surrender of Santiago. The terms exacted of Toral are regarded as being too severe. /.; • %It is calculated by government offi cials that Commodore Watson will reach the Canaries about August 1 and be ready to strike a blow at the Spanish stall a few days later. The United States will take inline ' Hate steps to collect cutoms revenue at Santiago as a war contribution, and a government customs office will be opened there and be ready for business a once. This action will, be taken Pending final settlement of the ques tion of the status of Cuba after the done of the war. --* ■'■.-. *;;? Riots have broken out in the Spanish province of Hnelva, in Adalusia. i|(l inhabitants marched to the" muni «pal buildings, shouting for cheap bread. Rioters to the number of 4,000 "eked many private houses. They were finally dispersed by the artillery, ana energetic measures will be taKen ™ prevent a renewal of the disturb ances. . - - '■ A statistical report regarding : the commerce of Porto Rico has been issued °y the department of agriculture. ra"e is increasing, and a comparative "Moment of the imports and exports of 'pains easternmost West Indian pos "on in the years 1886 and 1696 "lows that its commerce is well worth nav"ig and its growth constant. The advance guard of the Porto an invading expedition, commanded "L eral Miles ' ha 9 BailOd frOm oiooney. Four batteries of artillery Crii « Sea, S°ned tro°P3 composed ejeral Brooke reported that his army •» ready to proceed immediately with c Pupation of the island. The en brVTdnion> a U is thought, will em n ":/roni Newport News within'the Ccx fortnight. .;.'/■:,": y s : StWord uas reached San Francisco from - ; M' chael9 that the steamer Cone- Behrf °m Seattle - was overtaken in he "g S6abya and that Won* a , nver Bteamer laden; with a 2 Was lost Two barges towed by Cany? the Alaßka Commercial TlievS ! 6 loßt iD th^uame storing Wo?' about $20,000. A similar by th« v °°ka new river boat towed U2f °"al City- Th* low in the case was 50,000. , . MJnoTjTew* Item*. «onntM« al °aßh ex Pen<litures on ao «6o,ooo,ooo. war thua far amount '*? P°P»itin c; tOf an Uprißi Of th<l ger of 'n Pain there is g»« dan- M a mutiny in the army. V V . "-at athe a(r iCe v from Hong Kong say Volt^ airaif'? mei ne glanders have re- Tl , Bainet Spanish rule. SPain\t f llßeß of the «oast cities d »^te<l o ?! ln, 8 Btrengthened to mccl 6(1 stacks by American warship* Che San 3uan Islander. FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1898. LATER NEWS. The Ceruti claim, which threatened to cause trouble between Italy and Co lombia, has been paid. Camp Merritt, in Ban Francisco, will soon be deserted, the remaining troops taking quarters in the Presidio. The United States domestic postal service will be extended to the Ha waiian islands as soon as the flag is raised there* General Garcia says he will no longer co-operate with Shafter at San tiago. He claims be has been mis treated by the Americans, and will withdraw his forces to the hills. The British steamer Newfoundland, loaded with food supplies, was captured by the Mayflower, Tuesday, off Cien fnegos, into which harbor she was heading. A Norwegian captain who has reached New York, says the Havana blockade is not effective and supplies are reaching that city through Bataba no from Yucatan and being shipped across the island. A Washington authority says Porto Rico will be kept by the United States. That is settled, and has been the plan from the first. Its possession will go toward making up the heavy expenses of war to the United States. News hae been received from the Bear relief expedition. The imprison ed whalers have been reached and were better off than had been expected. Most of tne vessels can be saved, and the me have not suffered seriously, having existed on fish and wild rein deer. A report comes from Madrid that Weyler will form a new cabinet, in which General Po'aviejas will be min ister of war. This combination, It is further asserted, will support the dyn asty, repeal the suspension of constitu tional rights and continue the war to its utmost limits. Cubane must toe the mark, and the oaptured territory around Santiago will be governed with a firm hand. No trouble is feared by the officials at Washington. The discontent now so noticeable among the insurgents is ex pected to wear away when once the mo tives of the United States are fully ap preciated. The second expedition has reached Manila. The transport steamer China arrived July 16, and the Zealandi, Co lon and Senator the day following. American forces now await the coming of Merritt before moving on Manila. Commander of the expedition is expect ed about a week henoe. Aguinaldo's forces still surround the capital. News of the destruction of Cervera's fleet caused consternation among the Span iards. Four American soldiers died on the voyage. Madrid newspapers say a coalition is being organized between the differ ant parties and against the government on account of the suspension of the consti ■;tntibnV>/;vV7-?i--ivp:-15-t7='-- .*;*'-' ■ ■2'tiH The Washington volunteers who have j been stationed at Vancouvei for some time have received jorders to proceed to San Francisco, where they will embark j for Honolulu; ;"-. y;; w c i '■;;• Captain-General ; Blanco has: cabled j the Spanish government that Santiago was suirendered without his knowl edge. As a result General Toral will be tried by court-martial. " . . « A special dispatch from Madrid says Spain is not ready to sue for peace, and the powers are exchanging notes re garding the coming of ■ Commodore Wat&on, and tj. the progress | made thus far is satisfactory to Spain. ; ;^ A Londoni dispatch to the New r York Journal says that Sir Henry Drummond iWolff; British ambassador at Madrid, has been fully informed of the , teims : upon which the i United States govern ment is ready to make peace. : * New Jersey and part >■ of •„ New Toik A-as > swept by a storm which caused great destruction to life and property. ; Four men were struck by lightning and inßtantly killed, and five others were t bad ly injured, while % seeking ? shelter from the storm under a tree near Tren ton, N. J. / A serious riot has occurred at Maya j' guese; • Porto Rico, resulting |in j the killing of nine persons and the wound- I ing of many others. The Spanish real dents of the place attacked the natives, j whom : they accused of being American sympathisers and intending to aid the I invading army from the United States. According ; to j: Hong Kong advices Manila is ready to surrender. The backbone of "Spanish^resistance at t the Philippines is said to have been broken* and no fight is probable. A real show of force by the Americana will be fol lowed by the hauling down of the Span ■ ish flag.* £* The continued presence of the German fleet at Manila gives rise to much unfavorable continent. General Paireda, the Spanish com mander, refuses to be included in the capitulation of Santiago de Cuba. Ac cording to Spanish military law a com mander can surrender the troops he j personally commands, but he cannot i oblige other commanders at distant points, even though under his author ! Ity, to follow suit. Consequently It Is held that the capitulation only com ; prises about 1,000 troops actually at Santiago. Peace agitation is spreading In the provinces of Spain. i again hinted that there will I soon be a third call for troops. , Spanish bonds with a face for $10a ■ $5,000 were sold in New York for $100. I It is reported from Lon^wi^ that the ■Spanish ambassador to England •re cently informed a colleague that he tod unquestionable infbrmaSoa to tiie efljet that there was an ironclad •lHafic*l»-.: tween Great Britain and the Unite* States before the wax began." FOR PORTO RICO The Vanguard of the American Army Has Sailed. MILES STARTS FROM SIBONEY Be I* on the Tale With Four Batteries of Artlllerr-Landlng Flaoe Not An. nonnced—An Overwhelming- Force Will Be Bent to the Island. Washington, July 80.—After three days' consultation between Secretary Alger and General Brooke.during which there was frequent communication with General Miles at Siboney, the details of the Porto Blcan expedition weie per fected and the expedition itself gotten onder way. General Miles, with four batteries o! artillery and some troops, sailed today for Porto Rico on the Yale, to be fo'lowed quickly by an army of about 80,000 men. There are some notable differences between the plans for this expedition and those for the stately naval pageant that sailed away from Tampa under Qenera) Shatter's command to attack Santiago. First, there will be practic ally no naval convoy. The navy de partment has declared that it is unnec essary; that there is not a Spanish warship in the West Indies that dare thrust its bow out of port. In the sec ond place, the expedition will not start from one point, but will -be divided among several ports, thus preventing the tremendous congestion that was encountered at Tampa in the effort to start the big fleet. Lastly, theie will be no effort made to get the ships away together, but the transports will be al lowed to find their own way to their destination. General Miles leads the way. He had been promised by the president that he should go to Porto Rico and the promise was redeemed when the Tale beaded today from Siboney for Porto Rico, 800 miles distant. General Brooke will be senior officer in General Miles' command, and upon him will fall the responsibility for the execution of the details of his superior's plans. General Miles will hoist the Ameri can flag at once over Porto Rican soil. The point chosen for bis landing is kept secret, as the general will land be- GERMAN GUNBOAT IRENE, MM attempted to protect Spaniard! In Manila, but dertsted when Dewey sent the Raleigh and Con -,-. -' _ ~ '- _ . ~ cord to investigate ':■ .-'■ ■'■:'■ :^-:: -\: v.>■;-::.. ■>*" - fore the full body of the expedition is at hand, and it is consequently not de sirable thai the Spaniards should be enabled to collect a superior force to meet him. The distance from Charleston, where the first body of troops for Miles' expe dition was to start today, is more than double the distance from Santiago to Porto Rico, so that the transports which sail from the former elty can scarcely join General Miles befoie the early part of next week. These Charleston troops are to be the first army corps and are commanded by Brigadier-Gen eral George H. Ernst The brigade comprises the Second Wisconsin, Third Wisconsin and Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments. The purpose of Secretary Alger is to make the Poito Rican campaign a short one. An overwhelming foxoe will be thrown upon the island, and it if possi bto that a bloodless victory will be achieved when the Bpaniah beuome oon rinoed that they have no reasonable efeaoce to resist sncoeaafnlly. The ex pedition is to eompiise 80,000 men at the start, and it will be swelled soon to 40,000 men, and, if necessary, to 70. --000 men, the equipment of the volun teer foroes having now progressed so well as to warrant the statement that that number ol men can be ready for service in Porto Bioo within a very abort time. The entire body of troops at Tampa will be taken, numbering about 18.000 men, and including a lot •f heavy and light artillery under com mand of General fcodgers. Paris. July SO.—M. Zola and M. Forrieux were today sentenced to one year's imprisonment and to pay 8.000 francs fine and the cost of the salt GRANDE ISLAND AND SUBIQ BAY, TAKEN BY DEWEY. WILL NOT YIELD. Augustln Refuses to Surrender Manila — Important Conference Held. Manila, via Hong Kong, July 20.— An important interview has just been held between General Aguinaldo's secretary, Legarda, and a prominent native white man. and the Spanish commander, Captain-General A^gustin, to surrender the city. Legarda asserted that 50,000 insurgents surround Manila, and are able to enter it at any moment. Thus far, he added, the in surgents have been restrained with diffi culty, but if the Spaniards continue stubborn, the result would be that the insurgents would be compelled to bom bard and storm the city, with inevita ble slaughter unparalleled in history, because in the excitement of battle they cannot discriminate. Continuing, the captain-general's visitors -advised him to disregard the official fictions regarding Spanish vic tories in Cuba and reinforcements com ing to the Philippine islands, and pro posed a reconciliation between the .insurgents and the Spaniards in the Philippine islands under a republican flag, and a joint endeavor to persuade the Americans to abandon hostilities in the islands. Finally, the representatives of the insurgents proposed an appeal to the powers to recognize the independence of the Philippine islands. The natives inside sa/ they received a fortnight ago a ooncerted signal to prepare for storming the walls. A sec ond signal fixing tbe date for the as sault has not yet been issued, and they ate tired of waiting, and are losing faith in Aguinaldo. The latter; it is alleged, finds it ex tremely difficult to capture the town's fortifications. His previous successes, is is pointed out, were easy, because of the nature of tbe country, which suited his skirmishers. It is further alleged that the principal points oap tmed by the insurgents were obtained through treachery. The insurgents are now bringing ar tillery around by sea from Malabon, which is tedious and troublesome work. They are also obtaining detailed reports of the condition of affairs from insida the city. Admiral Dewey is establishing a more strict blockade, lest it be invali dated by permitting neutrals to visit Cavite/tnd Malabon, and send and re oeive mails inclosing surreptitious Spanish disptaches. Be has threat ened to station warships opposite the city, which might precipitate hostili ties, an the Spanish officers declare they will certainly fire on any American within range, regardless of the conse quences. The second installment of American troops Is expected here daily. The Irene Again Stopped- : London, July 20.-—The Hong • Kong correspondent of the Mail says:.. ;. '. United | States Consul ; Wildman .in forms me that aa the German cruiser Irene was passing Mariveles, off Ma nila, the other day, the United '4 State* gunboat McCullooh Was sent after her to ask her to stdp. She refused to obey, and a shell was sent across her bows and a small boat went out to discover what she was doing. The German ad miral protested, and Insisted that Ger man ships bad a right to enter the har . bor without being searched, a claim rtti|l>ewny t declined to recognise. It is reported that Admiral yon pied richs, who is in command of the Ger man squadron at Manila, interviewed Captain Chiehester, of the British cruiser Immortalite, as to what he would do if the Germans interfered with the bombardment of Manila. Captain Chiehester replied that only Admiral Dewey and himself taww that. Ceaat LigHto ■xtlncvtslie*. Algiers, July SO.—The Spanish au thorities in the Balearic islands -have extinguished the i coast lights^thire I until further orders ;- v - %j£~3£, ON TO HAVANA. Shafter May March Across the Island— More Annies to Conquer. Washington, July 20. —It has been finally decided that none of the troops that participated in the actual fighting before Santiago shall be employed on the Porto Rico expedition. There are several reasons for this: First, the men have suffered severely from hard- oxmcijiz. to** tobal. ehipa, olimate and fevers, and are en titled to rest; second, it Is deemed to be very bad practice to allow the sol diers who bave been exposed to yellow fever to be brought in contact with those fresh from the United States. There is also another reason, a purely military one. Ten thousand Spanish troops aie at Holguin, Manzanillo and other points within striking distance of Santiago, and might not lose an oppor tunity to recover the ground lost at San tiago if the place were left insufficient ly protected. Therefore, Shaftor'e en tire army is to be on guard on the'high hills in the rear of the town until the men have stamped out the yellow fever. Then they will take a turn at the Span iards, if they can be found and it may be that Shatter's march will end at Ha vana. He will work as far from bis base as possible after his army is thor oughly refreshed, hunting the enemy wherever they are liable to be found. LAWS FOR SANTIAGO. President Issue* a Proclamation to the People. Washington, July 20.—A state pa per that will be historic marking an epoch in American history, was issued tonight by direction of President Mc- Einley. It provides in general teims for the government of the province of Santiago de Cuba, and is the first docu ment of the kind ever prepared by a president of the United States. By or der of Secretary Alger, Adjutant-Gen eral Corbin tonight sent the document to General Shafter, in command of the military forces at Santiago. The paper is not only an authorization and in struction to General Shafter for the government of the oaptured teriitory, but also a proclamation to the people of the teriitory of the intentions of the government of the United States re- ' FOUTIFICAWOM At SABTIAAO. garding them and ; their interests. It marks the formal establishment -* of a pew political power in the island of Cuba, and Insures to the people of the territory over which the power extends absolute security in the exercise of their private rights and relations, as well at security to their persons and poperrty. , ' - -*' ■ ■ .-- -■'^f&i^i^^^£s^^^^& Commodore Boh ley's flying squadron has been merged into the fleet under Admiral Sampson. Pragmas of ChfaNH ftebelllm. London, July 80. — The parliamentary secretary for the foreign office, George N. Canon, replying today in the house of commons to questions on the Chinese situation, said the Britib con sul at Canton reported that 6,000 badly armed rebels had encountered a detach ment of imperial troops on July 9, at aa unknown place, and had afterward retreated westward with loss, the re bellion, he added, was not yet sup pressed, and reliable / information ;oa the sobieoi could not be obtained. FIRST FROM OUR SHORES. Wilson's Command . Leave* Charleston --*''-■.■"■'■■■•. \-:-~: : :, for Porto Rico. ;'-;:■.■:,;".';--:- --; Charleston, 8. C, July 23.—With bands playing and 80.000 people cheer ing, the first expedition for Porto Rico direct from the shores ; of - the United States got away from here at 7 o'clock this evening. The expedition is under command of Major-General; J. H. Wil son, and will when complete, consist of the Second and Third Wisconsin, the Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments and two companies of the Sixth llli ; nois. The first two regiments aie on the transports Grand Duchess and No. 80, respectively, and they are at sea. No. 21, carrying r- the Sixteenth Penn sylvania and the Illinois men, is in the stream, and will ? sail tomorrow * morn ing. r Each ship carries a large quan tity of supplies, and on No. 21 there are 1,000 head of males and the wagon train of General Wilson's division. These men, together with those of the Sixth Massachusetts, which sailed last week for Santiago, constitute the First brigade of the ?■ First division of the First army corps. ..". . ;• - For two days and nights the work of loading baggage and provisions on the transports has been going forward un der rush orders. h All the stevedores in the city were : employed at it. They were , assisted by details of « men from the regiments and the 500 negro labor: ers employed here by the: government, and destined for work on the roads and bridges in Cuba. '.-,''''",'- ; The scene which accompanied the de parture of the vessels from their docks - wad one of i indescribable ; enthusiasm. Practically the entire population of the city : was in evidence. : As the, vessels made .. the stream the bands on ship board and ashore played national airs, and the thoudsands of people cheered like mad. The expedition will sail directly for Porto Rico. A DAY'S CHANGE. Santiago' I« Becoming a Lively City ,-.'.": Under Enlightened Rule. • _ '- Santiago de Cuba, July 22.—Santia go now presents a bright and cheerful picture to what it did two days ago. Over 300 steamers flying the Stars and Stripes lie proudly in or near the har bor. Small boats are plying briskly to and fro on the ; blue " waters. ; Several large • steamers, the i State ; of Texas, Leon a and Arkansas, are alongside the wharves, busily engaged in unloading their cargoes of supplies and provisions. In short, everything denotes bustle and activity. "';:;';' i ,'i s ' u[\ !is!lh r /To the graveyard appearance ; of ' the city y yesterday ; has succeeded | today a scene of life ] and energy, traffic and general activity. : The immense sheds along * the ! water ] front | are already packed with merchandise, and the large stores rented along .; Mariana street : are busy receiving goods which are being steadily unloaded. Everywhere theie are signs of a revival ol commercial activity - and prosperity. The change in the appearance of the city is kaleido scopic, and a couple of days, when fur ther shipments arrive, will suffice for the normal business to revive. - f v :; Trades and business houses opened their doors for the first stime"! today, cleared ; their warehouses and j, made ready for the receipt of goods. All the stores are open this morning, by Gen eral McKibben's orders, but the saloons are closed for the present, in order to avoid the possibility of a clash between the soldiers in case of drunkenness. v The electric light plant is working. i; BELIEVED TO BE FRIENDLY. ? | ■■•'■".'". -»'•■'■■-'-■.■"■■ ■..- ,■.:---.; ... ■;-■-. '■■■'-■ : '.. ■'''-■■ I Germany's Action ,at " Manila Causes No - . ? s Concern at ; Washing-ton. ;'-"■; . T . Washington, 'l July \ 22.—Further in quiry today in official quarters as to the 'alleged;;: • complications jv between the United States and Germany in the Phil ippines failed; to elicit anything which J might serve as a foundation for the re ports of i such complications. ;^ On the contrary, it was learned that there have been recent communications between 1 the ;» two ' governments of a ; decidedly friendly nature, and at %no ,f time since the war began has there been greater reason than now exists for confidence in Germany's neutrality. v *'•;_ r -; I: According to the calculations at the navy department, Admiral Dewey's ' fleet at Cavite should now be reinforced by the coast defense vessel 'S Monterey, which, with * the collier ;i Brutus, has now been about 1 20 days out from Hon olulu. With the addition of this fine ;and ; power monitor, Dewey will %be amply able to take care of himself, so i long as the naval forces in the Philip pines maintain the relative _ proportions j they now occupy. ;^ However, the dis- I closure £by | the state department of ; I the lack of ■■> foundation • for \ the sensa tional stories of strained relations with I Germany has largely abated the anxiety , entertained at the navy j department as ito Dewey's position at Manila. : ' fToral Said the Samel Madrid, July 22.—An * official dis patch from Captain-General Blanco an nounces that the greatest enthusiasm prevails in Havana, and the feeling in favor of resisting the "Yankees" is uni versal. It further asserts tnal the command ers of the volunteer t forces, at a confer ence under the presidency of General Arolas, military governor of Havana, resolved to "exhaust tbeii resources and die," rather tha« surrender. The American warships, the dis patch Gays, are off Mansanillo, appar ently awaiting ; instructions, but the bombardment has not been resumed. Its Usefulness Kudo*. St. Thoatas. R W. 1., July 19 — The cruiser New Orleans today de stroyed the Spanish torpedo gunboat Antonio Lopes, whose captain recently ran his vessel ashore noar Ban Joan, Porto Bico. upon being chased by the American vessels, while attempting to enter San Juan with a cargo of provi.; •ions and war material. PKICE 5 CENTS. LOWEST BIDDER A Spanish Steamship Line Will Take Prisoners. MADE A REASONABLE '.K«*\ lii first Vessels Will Be at ■ Santiago In .;:;v Mine Days—Company Accepting- I the Contract Mas Many Bt«aiuera In Spain's Auxiliary Navy. v'*i:'vH-.l*1'l.'',i,»'.i "'■'', * '.'■ " •■'" a ' ■'!:,.'*' ■'■' ■■'.'". Washington, July 22.— Arrangements were - practically concluded by, the gov ernment tonight for the transportation! of ■ the. Spanish prisoners at Santiago from Cuba to Spain. The contract was awarded to the Spanish Trans-Atlan tica Company, represented by J. M. Ceballos & Co., of ,New York. The company agrees to cany the \ prisoners from Cuban ports to Spain at the rate of $20 for each enlisted man and . $55 for each command Ing officer, subsistence to be furnished by the com pany on the army rations as provided | for in the government's advertisements j for bids. ''.- .■''■ ;' :':■-- V-.\; -"''-U- ■'. The award provides also that the ! company shall have five ships at San ; tiago in nine days from tomorrow, two in 17 days from tomorrow, ami enough to complete the transportation of thn prisoners in 21 days from;tomorrow. . Two days ago. Colonel Heoker, in charge of the transportation of troops in the quartermaster-general's depart ment of the army, went to New York to consult shipping companies concern ing the transportation of the Bptefch troops surrendered at Santiago. Bi<)a which he had previously advertised for weie opened at the army building in New York today. Colonel Flecker re turned to Washington this evening. Tonight he had a conference at the war department with Secretary Alger, Quar termaster-General Ludington and Ad jutant-General Cor bin. The bids of the several compaines were considered, that of the Spanish Trans-At lan tica Company finally being accepted, as in all respects it was regarded as the best made. On the basis of 24,000 enlisted men and 1,000 officers, it will cost the gov ernment $585,000 to transport the pris oners. The ships will fly the colors of Spain and will be manned probably entirely by Spanish crows. It was remarked tonight, as one of the curious develop ments of the war, that the United States government should enter into a friendly contract with a company, many of whose vessels are auxiliaries to the Spanish navy, and some of which have been captured or destroyed by the navy of the United States. THE ROW AT SANTIAGO. Cuban Junta Patches Op the Tronble- Instractlons to the General. i; Washington, July ; 22.—Senor flada and other representatives of _tho; Cuban junta have been in consultation i !with officials of the war department to- ; day.:' The United States officials were, assured that theie was no dissatisfac- - tion with the management of affairs in : Cuba, :so far as the Cuban representa 'tires were concerned, and -that "■ if ■; the: Cubans operating about Santiago not in harmony /with the United States, it arose from a misnmlerßtan<l ing * of ; the president's proclamation ; and of the ■. intentions of the Uniu-<1 • • States f; government in the premise*. 4 \'j. The Cubans at Santiago;-; it was stato.l, \ K probably thought - that tho action ;. of General Shafter meant the J continua- ' tion of Spanish rule and ';' Spanish au- ■• thority. It being well understood her.' : that such was not ' the case, it wa& the - belief of the Cuban representatives that when the matter was " made plain to the Cuban officers; in < the 1 field I lie/; 3 would acquiesce in the action of the. Americans and render the Unitt-d States army heaity support. . , .; , ,", i§ The Cubans araitred the war depart- ,h v ment officials that nothing was further |' from their desire than a ; rupture wiili : the United States forces and authority. . - It also became known that the junta - had sent dispatches to Cuban officer* ■■•'■ that theiz course at Santiago . waa : not - ippto ;by the junta, and if persisted in would result in serious injury to the Cubans. It ir believed that the repre senations made will bring about a. better understanding between the \ Cu- ban officers and the Americans. . ( l>«aonneiNl Army Canteens. ~ '- j*i Baltimore, ~i July 23.—The annual state convention of the 4prohibitionist^ party met at Prohibition Park Glyn don, today. . . ,=J //;-, The platform | adopted, ; after reciting the usual evils of the liquor traffic, has this to cay relative to the aimy can teen: "We believe that the so-called army *-.j canteen, as an adjunot to military camps, is one of the moat dangerous and destructive phases of the great corse of strong drink, and should be prohibited by ; the United States:*^^^| Gold •■ tIM Lakoa*. Seattle, Waah.. July M. — The steamer Lakme arrived today from Bt. Michaels with 100 passengers, with m dust estimated at $950,000, is addition to drafts repiesenting a large amount. Madrid, Joly 22.—Advices received here bom the Philippine islands any '.bat the natives are ill-tieating 4.000 Spanish prisoners, but it is hoped tint toe deadly offices of the French gov ernment will rescue many of the Span iard*.