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VOL. VIII. NO. 27.
DOINGS OF THE WEEK What Has Happened In the Civilized World. MfES IX THE PRESS DISPATCHBB 4 Complete Review of the News of the past Seven Days In This and All Foreign Lands. A marble bust of the late James Q. piain« lias boon placed in the rotunda 0 the state house in Augusta, Me. ' A dispatch from Santiago to Adju tant-General Corbin says the Lycante ha« been loaded with the Spanish sick. [ t carried 1,000 and left Wednesday ■orbing- The Doited States has magnani mously offered to parolo the 1,800 Span ish naval prisoners taken at the de gtrwtkn of Admiral Cervera's fleet, whenever Spain is ready to repatriate them. Had a rescue boat been sent out, niiy of the victims of the La Bour ne* Bight have been saved. There is ain-l.' evidence that some of them clung to wreckage for three or four Jays before they perished. Senator Morgan, of the Hawaiian omaMrioOi is quoted by the San foadsco Call as faying that ex-Presi ,!ent Dole will be the firßt governor of Hawaii, and not Minister Sewall, as re cently rej'oitfd. The senator added that lie had the best of icasons for be lievint: that Admiral Miller was carry ing Dole's commission to the island. Vessels arriving at San Francisco from Ongon and Poget sound ports have reported sighting a dangerous derelict in th* path of navigation. It lias been surmised to be the wreck of either the fane Grey, Nomad or Forest Queen, all of which are missing, and are possibly adrift on-the ocean. Captin Turner, of the Iroqois, has received orders to [■meed to Mare Island, procure a sup ply of explosives, and go in search of the derelict that is a menace to navi gation. He is either to tow it into port or blow it up. General Miles' invasion of Porto Rico is progressing in an entirely satis factory manner, and the Americans are gaining ground daily His plan is to have the troops march on San Juan from four different directions. When Schwan and Henry form a junction at .Arocibo them will boa formidable army raadj to march on San Juan. The for age for horses is superb. Miles is giv ing his personal atcntion to the man igemeiit of the details of the campaign. fle intends to press forward to San Juan, regard less of peace negotiations until Washington orders hostilities to cease. The total collections of war tax in tbe Northwest district for the first month (July) amounted to nearly $200, --000. Uwin? to a scarcity of transporta Mst of the troops at San Farncisco nuv have to remain there for some time yet. Passenger? report conditions at Bt. Michaels an extremely precarious. Thousands of people are stranded and relief must be sent by the government. Tlnee were, killed and a number of mail clerks (severely injured at Canton, Junction, Mass., Monday, by the ex press mail special, from New York to Boston, jumping the track. The Hawaiian commissioners, Sena tors Cullom and Morgan and Repre sentative Hitt, have arrived in San trancisco and will take passage for Honolulu on the Mariposa. Ex-Mayot Sutio, of San Francsico, Jed Monday. He was the largest in- XI property owner in the bay. "tj. He superintended the oonstruo >°n of the Sutio canal at Virginia utv, Nev. Uorkhas begun on the fortifications "Point Wilson, Wash. These fortifi- c «ions will be constructed by the gov ernment direct, and not by contract as the case with works on Admiralty ueaa and Manowstone point. About JMmen will be employed and the work * » be pushed ahead as speedily as "^Distances will permit. ■ .- Cannerymen at Astoria have been ,„!"?* .'! Ye ceilts for salmon. The 'of fish continues light and indica -110 non re that the pack will be a !«»*■ "peases short of that of last year. JtM em a great meagre to the act that nearly every fisherman on the com °ld flßh t0 the cold storage frames as they have paid half a cent more than the packers A Washington special to the Herald ■eWti- ?" nection witl. the probable 5S lun of Secretary Day *8 one of the I 2]l C 0T isSioners' h ia etated that offiJ ? an early date from the condn l SeCietary of state« and. aft« the Z * his labors as a member of of h*Tr SSI? ni resume the practide «w Pubi;CantOn- Although this is the tends tn a.noanoement that Day In- Cw tlrefrom poblic life ' it has ttaX, n° to llia intimate friends did bo with 1 aCCepted the Portfolio he would rli • 'understanding that he *** re«n i ! Inme<liately after peace United S. b6Wteen Spain and the TK A MUlOr N*w, Items. ;>- i •«lnS 7 7 invaßion to Porto Rico '"omber 35,000 when completed. ~ Artillery i. v ■ the KorthL clng. concentrated in f th rn firßt-class battleship Adi- , ei On* wiU beßent tore" Crn! al Deweat Manila^B! B «,»,!,. lnßree, of Michigan, ie.ca^^'ngrepoblica in colon -6ut eß °? d °m Pain, the ; United aUlnBa 8 guardian,. ; .-, Che San /)uan Islander. FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1898. LATER NEWS. Advices have been received at Wash /ngton that the revolution in Guate mala hag been suppressed and peace reigns. The total loss by the big fire at Bismarck. N. D., is estimated at from $600,000 to $750,000, with in surance not to exceed $250,000. Two Norwegian 6teamers—the Alad din and Bergen—were captured while attempting to ran the blockade at Ha- Havana. The Aladdin carried a cargo of sugar. Food riots ate feared at Fort Yukon and other up-river points, growing out of the failure of the transportation companies to get supplies in there, by reason of the prevailing low water. Spain is increasing her defenses and guarding against any possible Anglo- American combination near Gibraltar. Forty guns have been added, and the garrison force between Carbonero and Guadaimina reinforced. It appears that the Cubans under Qomezjiave determined to forestall the American commander in the operations in the vicinity of Holguin, as they have already occupied th« small towns near Holguin and are still pressing forward. Three men dead and a woman dying is the result of a shooting affray at Central City, S. D., Thursday. Judge J. P. Qiddings, Ed Shannon and Jack Wear are the men, and Mrs. Ed Shan non is the woman. All the parties aie well-to-do. At Truckee, CaL, an explosion In a freight car containing two tanks oi naphtha, caused by a tramp lighting a cigarette, resulted in the burning of 11 cars of merchandise and 1,800 feet ol snowsheda. Three men were seriously burned and all passenger trains were delayed. Eight hundred Spaniards at Cape San Juan, attempted to retake the lighhouse, which was guarded by 40 oi our Bailors, commanded by Lieuten ant Atwater, Assistant Engineer Jenk ins, Engineer Biownson and Gunner Campbell. The Spaniards were driven back by sheila from the Amphitrite, Cincinaati and Leyden. It is reported that 100 Spaniards were killed. In official cicrles at Madrid the reply of the United States to Spain in the matter of peace negotiations is regarded as satisfactory. Sagasta, however, de nies that he authorized the French am bassador at Washington, as a represen tative of Spain, to make any change in the Spanish answer. As regards certain conditions which might create differences daring the course of negotia tions, the premier added: "If any changes are to be made, the govern ment itself will make them." Reports from Seoul state that Corea has adopted the gold standard. It is reported that at Manila boys oi 18 years are enlisting in the Spanish army and being made officers. Violent storms and floods have oc cured at Taipeh and Formosa. Hun dreds of lives have been lost and great damage has been done to property. Five negroes were lynched at Claren don, Ark. Three of them were men and two women. The wife of the murdered man, charged with instigat ing the killing of her husband, commit ted suicide. J General Gomez has forced the trocha between Las Villas and Cameguey. He was opposed by 4,000 Spaniards. More than 800 Spaniards were killed in the battle and about 130 Cubans lost their lives. The Occidental Colony Company at Wellington, Lyon county, Nev., which was organized and operated by Russian Jews, is about to be closed by the sheriff. The president and secretary mortgaged the crops and then de camped. A handsome monument has been erected at Frederick. Md., to the mem ory of Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star Spangled Banner." The height of the.pedestal is 14 feet 9 inches, and its breadth at its base is 15 feet. The material is granite and bronze. The World's advioes from Manila of August 4, referring to the arrival of the third expedition fiom San Fran cisco, says: Never did an expedition encounter more dangers or endure more perils. On the voyage six men and one officer died and 60 more were ..taken sick. Typhoid and meningitis played havoc on the transports. Two firemen went insane and jumped overboard. The fleet of transport* and their con voy, the monitor Monterey, were three days out from Hawaii when flre was de* j tected aboard the Morgan City. On« of the crew reported that there was a blaze in the ooalbunkers. At midnight, | when all the troops were asleep Cap tain Dillon assembled the crew and told them the news. Every man was I pledged to secrecy. Silently the men coupled on the hose and steam pipes. Then they began battling with the flames in the hold. Night and day the heroic crew fought, but the flre in the bunkers were still burning when the Morgan City arrived at Manila. Then for the first time the troops, learned of their danger. The flames, were extinguished after the ship had , been in port a few hours. On board j the Morgan City were 600 men of the Idajio volunteers and a detachment of Nebiaska volunteers. j General Shaftei says it would have | cost 5,000 lives to have taken Santiago by torce. j There are about 800,000 persons to whom bonds under the government • popular loan will be allotted. J Rev. Samuel Small, the famous evan geliat, baa been appointed a chaplain in the volunteer army. I Geronimo, the famous Apache chief, is at Fort Sill, in the Indian territory, and spends most of his time playing monte. He is 90 yean «M. I 1 BLOODY BATTLE Manila the Scene of a Renewal of Hos tilities. SPANISH LOSSES WERE HEAVY ftepulsed After Hard Fighting—Forces of the Enemy Numbered Over Three Thousand—Rebels Remained Neutral —Fightin* Lasted Four Hours. Lon<Jon, Aug. 10.—A dispatch from Bong £ong says: The German steamer Petaroh left Manila August 6 and has arrived here. She reports that the Spanish soldiers at Manila attacked the American camp on the night of July 81. The Spanish forces were ore/ 8,000 strong. They charged the American line several times. The fire of the Americans broke the Spanish center, and they retreated. Later, they made a second charge, but shortly retreated to the bushes, keeping up an incessant fire. Eleven Americans were killed, and 87 wounded. Spanish losses are re ported to' be heavy. During the fighting the rebels re mained neutral. Another Account. Ban Francisco, Aug. 10.—A special to the Call, from Cavite, Aug. 6, via Hong Kong, says*. The American foroes engaged the enemy before Malate on last Sunday night, and compelled them to retreat with heavy losses. Our troops lost 18 killed and 47 woua led. It has been imposible to ascertain the exact losses of the Spanish. The fighting lasted four hours. The Americans engaged were part of the Tenth Pennsylvania, First Cali fornia and the Third regular aitillery. THE THREE MEN WHO FIRST DISCUSSED PEACE. •■CBBTABY OF BTATB DAT. The Spanish led in the attack, at tempting to dislodge our troops by a flanking movement, from a Btrong posi tion they have been holding near the enemy's lines. The position is still held by our troops. Monterey and Transport*. San Francisco, Aug. 10.—A special to the Call, from Cavite, dated Aug. 6, says: The three transports which sailed from San Francisco with Gen eral Merritt, but which were delayed at Honolulu arrived today. The mon itor Monterey also arrived. Spanish Loss Heavy. ;; ; ;<• San Francisco, Aug. 10.—A special to v the Examiner dated Manila, July 81, via Hong Kong, say»: A heavy engagement ■; took j place A tonight between the American r and X Spanish forces at Malate. The ■ Spanish made an attack, attempting to turn our right. After an hoars' fighting they were re pulsed. The troops engaged were:-<~| 11- First battalion, California volun teers; ; Tenth Pennsylvania; first bat ; talion, Third artillery, regulars, and battery A, Utah. .': V.-,^'- ■■■ '"■•": jt -' ]/-: Our ;* loss was nine killed and 44 wounded. The Spanish loss was up ward of 200 killed and 800 wounded. S| (7* Our volunteers made a glorious de fense against upward %of 000 of an atttackng force.: The . battle raged for three hours. - „___ Distrusting- Fatality. Lisbon. Aug. 10.—During the depart ore of Dr. Campos Salles, president of Brazil, : by "the •:tirans-Atlantio liner Thames for America (probably Buenos Ayres) today two ■teamers that were carrying friends to bid him farewell came into oollission, swapping two small boats. It is feared that no fewer than 20 persons were drowned. G»ntem»lan Affair*. San Francisco, Aug. 10.-TJhe Pacifle Hail Ssteamtbip City <***"«="'•* rived today direct from La ™***« with a cargo consisting principally of coffee. According to member* of the crew of the Teasel, business in Central America is exceedingly doll. Gold is very scarce, and the depreciation of the ralne of silver has gwatly ***«»«* *»« wealth of the population. JBverytMnf is purchased outside, and nothing to •peak of ii nuurafaotaMd. ;i>-VV .\£ v:i. t-5::..,: ... ?.' r-- ; RELEASE DEMANDED. French Steamer Ollnde Rodriguez Wanted by Owners. Paris, Aug. 10.—The Temps today says: "Fresh and energetic instruc tions have been sent to M. Cambon, the French ambassador at Washington, to secure the release of the Frenoh steam er Olinde Rodriguez. The minister for foreign affairs for a week past has pointed out to the United States that her detention is arbitrary and illegal, and laid stress on the fact that she has diplomatic mail bags on board." The Olinde Rodriguez was captured by the New Olreans on July 17 off San Juan de Porto Rico, and was taken as a prize into Charleston, S. O. The Com paigne General Transatlantique has de clined America's offer to release the steamer pending a legal decision. Temps Has Hopes. Paris, Aug. 10. —The Temps says it is to be hoped the noble resignation of GEN. X.ISOITABD WOOD. VilttAry Governor of SanHaoo. Spain will touch the heart of President McKinley, and that he will consider it honorable to show that if the United States is strong, it is great and mag nanimous enough to spare the van quished enemy, not to abuse the vic tory, and to desire by the generosity of its acts to make the treaty with the people they have learned to respect on the battle-field a veritable pact of PBKSIDKKT B'SUTLIT, friendship. It is certain, the Temps adds, that Spain will be rewarded for her wisdom. Freed from the Cuban incubuß, she will regain energy and vitality and march with joyful steps to ward a calm and prosperous future. Wanderer In Trouble- Tampa, Fla., Aug. 10. —After an ex citing trip to the coast of Cuba, the Wanderer has returned here to get into trouble. She oame in early this morn ing, and a large number of Cubans •'■-/. "''.' LIEUT. COL. 9. B. DOEST. : :;i;' : _ >*.■ fie carried: B&tfter't Oemand tot •otrndtt el ~ .rsumffo to lai fiputua lla*a> .■. .. y*. landed before she had settled her an chor. It was found that she did not have a clean bili of health from the quarantine station, and no one else was allowed to land by the collector of cus toms. Secretary Alger says there is no foun dation for the report that the Cubans have been out off from rations. . . . ; - .;-." -■• - ' -■' ■' ■-■'■* -•,-■ . ; .-. ■ - • i Indemnity Demand* Unrecognised. Washington, Aug. 10.—Relatire to the statement from Constantinople that the Turkish government has de clined to recognise the American de mands for indemnity for outrages com" mitted upon American missionary es tablishments in Turkey daring the Ar menian troubles, it is learned that this answer was made some time ago, and in nek has been consistently rendered by Turkey whenever approached on the •object. ;\ - -mm BISMARCK'S BIG BLAZE. North Dakota Metropolis Almost De- stroyed by Fire. Bismark, N. D., Aug. 10.—Fire de stroyed the best portion of the city of Bismark this evening, licking uphun dieds of thousands o£ dollars' worth of property. The flames originated in the agent's office of the Northern Pa cific depot. Almost before they were discovered, the entire building and the immense warehouse of the company were in flames. Oils and powder con tributed fuel, and before the flames could be checked, they had spread to the Tribune office, Hare's hardware store and an entire row of buildings. The flames then leaped the street to the magnificent First National bank building, which melted away in a few minutes. The Central block followed, and the flames spread rapidly to the postoffice, sweeping over the entire block, and carrying down the post office, Merchants' bank block, Griffin block and all the intermediate frame and brick structures. Fire then spread across and devoured Eupitz's store and the greater part of the block. The flames also spread north and into a resi dence block and completely destroyed it. Firemen were powerless to oheck the inroads of the fire, which spread to scores of buildings, licking them up as so much waste paper. The origin of the fire is unknown, as no one was in the freight office when it started. It is impossible to estimate the loss tonight. All wires are burned, the Western Union office being one of the first to go. The railroad office was also destroyed. A temporary cut-in was made to handle imperative busi ness. TERMS OF PEACE. Spain Accepts All the American Condi- lions of Peace. Madrid, Aug. 9. —The cabinet coun cil terminated after having completed and approved the reply to the fhiited States, which, it is Raid, accepts the Ameriacn conditions. The government is fully convinced that the note will be satisfactory to the Washington govern ment, and that a suspension of hostili ties will be hp immediate consequence. Senor Sagasta, the premier, at noon concluded his conference with the queen AMBASSADOR CAMBON OF FBANCB. regent. Her majesty approves the gen eral lines of the reply of Spain to America's peace terms, which Senor Sagasta explained to her. From a well-infoimed soarce it is learned that while the answer does not discuss the four bases which the United States makes an essential preliminary to peace and which Spain accepts with out reservation, it points out that in order to avoid the definitive negotia tions being in any way complicated by incidents of the war, it is expedient to agree beforehand to suspension of hos tilities. It is reported that Duke Almodovar de Rio, the minister of foreign affairs, and Mgr. Merry del Val, Spanish am bassador to the Vatican, will be select ed to represent Spain in the neegotia tions. The newspapers make no comments on the situation, owing to the, strictness of the censorship. WANTED THEIR PAY. Colored Troops Object to Going- to the Front Without Money. Springfield, 111., Aug. 10. — The Eighth Illinois (colored) left for New York today, en route for Santiago. Considerable excitement was caused by the mutiny of one of the companies of the last battalion because they had not been paid. Their payrolls were improperly made out. Theie was much dissatisfaction expressed, and the men of company L yelled: "We won't go unless we get our pay." "That's so, boys!" cried out Captain Lane, their commander. Major Denison approached each man in the camp and demanded to know whether he would go to the train or not, saying if he did not intend to go, he must step out of the ranks. He then ordered Lane to take the train, under arrest. This awed the mutineers, and they proceeded to the train. A private of company X jumped out of the train as it was about to start, and endeavored to desert Six shots were fired at him without effect, fie was captured by the guards. Washington, Aug.. 10.—The war de partment has received a report from General Gilmore saying that the Gas si*, Which was reported wrecked, it sale. ■ * HORROR OF WAR People of Manila Panic Stricken During the Battle of July 31. MANY SHOTS ENTERED TOWN Spaniards Bent on Obstinate Resistance —Foreign Consuls Negotiating for an Armistice —Insurgents Aided Amer icans With Good Affect. Manila, via Hong Kong, Aug. 12.— The rumor is ourrent here that the In turgents, fearful that peace will be con ;luded between Washington and Ma* hid and that the Americans will with draw from the Philippines, are conse quently the moie strenuous in their de jires and efforts to capture Manila. Sunday night there was a heavy bom bardment with heavy modern shells. It is generally believed in the city that the Americans assisted, and the papers publish lists of Americans alleged to have been killed, including some Dames of rank. There is also a report that half the Ameiicanß have succumbed to fever, md this misstatement, with others like it, encourages the Spaniards to maintain their suicidal resistance. On Sunday many shots entered the town. Several reached the oitadel it self, and it is reported that some Indies were killed. There was a frightful panic inside the walls, women and children shrieking in their terror the whole night through. One shot caused 20 casualties at the Luneta battery; another exploded at the Malate barracks, killing five. The troops turned out just in time to save Malate forts and the magazine. The insurgents show- Bred large and small shots with such precision that the garrison believed the whole American army and fleet were concentrating their fire. Many Spanish had previously resolved to cease fighting the moment the Ameri cans began, but the insurgents have subsided and the forts have been rein forced from the barracks. There has been little fighting in other directions. The total Spanish losses are probably 100, but many houses have been seri ously damaged. On Monday evening there was a furi ous fusilade in every direction. Tele phonic inquiries were sent out from headquarters to various outposts. No answer was received from El Paoo and accordingly a squadion of horsemen hastened thither. In the darkness and storm the sentries fired and wound ed two. Probably in the panic they imagined that the horsemen were Americans. A few such nights would drive the Spaniards inside the citadel, and there would be the ghastly prospect of pro longed devastation and slaughter, with the inevitable destruction of the town and its inhabitants unless the Ameri cans hastened to close in. On Sunday 1,600 houses at Tondo were burned, and the flames, driven by a strong gale, threatened the whole of Manila, but they were finally extin guished, mainly through the efforts of the fire brigade organized by the Brit ish merchants at Manila. The British consul died of dysentery yesterday, but his' remains cannot be buried in the Protestant cemeteiy on account of the insurgents. For four days a typhoon has raged. The suburbs have been flooded, tie trenches swamped and the sand banks dissolved. Disease is raging. Mere infants of 12 years of age are enlisting. They become officers and fight in the trenches. The newspapers applaud what they should condemn as a crime. The British vice consul, supported by the French consul, who is the dean of the foreign representatives, took the initiative in unofficial "feelers" look ing to an armistice, pending peace; but the Americans are not used to ac cept anything except surrender, and the Span isb will never surrender. The tatter hope to endure until peace is de clared between Washington and Ma drid. The hardships are continually pressing upon the natives and foreign ers; the officials and tbe military can monopolize the food supplies, and, though a quarter of a million of the population starve, this fact goes practic ally unheeded. Tbe 10,000 Spaniards in Manila are confident of their safety. They believe that the strong walls of the city will resist for three months, and they are resolved, regardless of tbe fate of the women and children, finally to sell their lives dearly in wreaking their hatred upon the English, tbe Ameri cans and tbe Filipinos. American Warship for Guatemala. San Francisco, Aug. 13.—The United gtates man-of-war Albatross, formerly the flagship of Admiral Miller, has been ordered to San Jose de Guatemala, and will sail for that port today. Sev eral months have elapsed since an American warship has been stationed in Guatemalan waters. The Albatross will remain south until the troulbes there subside. CarlUts to AMOI lble. Brussels, Aug. 13.—An exceedingly doubtful story Is published in Soir, In this city in a dispatch from Barcelona, saying that at a recent meeting of : the Carlist leaden it was decided to im mediately take action, and that orders were issued for the Carlists to assem ble. It is further said to be reported that Don Carlos personally enters Spain Monday or Tuesday next, and that in the meanwhile, 18,000 rifles and quan tities ol ammunition have leachsd thf os*!i«fc PRICE 5 CENTS. IN PORTO RICO. Americans Cheeked by a Spanish Hat- V \~* i ■» torjr—Wilson's Column Halted., Coamo, Porto Rico, Aug. IS.—Troop 0, of New York, pursued the party of Seeing Spanish troops after the capture of Coamo yesterday, a distance of four miles, along the road to Aybonito. The Americans were checked at the Cuyon river, where the Spaniards had blown up the bridge, and were shelled from a Spanish battery on the crest of Azonite mountain. The dismounted cavalry returned the fire, receiving no damage and holding the position. A battalion of the Third Wisconsin vol unteers came to their assistance. Today General Wilson's column is lesting, repairing the bridge and recon noitering the eaemy's position. There are formidable gorges on either side, and the Spanish works are on the crest of the mountains, commanding the road. The Spaniards have several guns mounted, among them being two ma chine guns, sent back into the country form the torpedo-boat detroyer Terroi, at San Juan. These positions it will be difficult to flank. All the men wounded in yesterday's fighting will recover. General Maclaa' Report. Madrid, Aug. 12. —An official dis patch received here form San Juan de Port Rico, says: "The American forces attacked the heights of Guayama. A guerrilla force, under Major Cervera, kept up a continuous fire for an hour, and held the position, the enemy's attack being repulsed. We suffered no loss. The enemy's losses are not known. "The village of Coamo was attacked by a largely superior force and had to be abandoned. Our troops are retreat ing. MACIAS." VICTORIOUS CUBANS. Gomes' Army Force* the Trocha and Marches Into Camagney. New York, Aug. 12.—The Cuban junta in thia city has the following Cu ban advices: The American aims sent into Cuba on the last Nunez expedition on the gov ernment steamer Wanderer have been vied with good effect by the Cuban soldiers under Gomez, Diaz and Rojas. News of Cuban victories in the western provinces has reached here, one of the battles being the largest and most im portant ever fought in that part of the island. With the news of victory, however, oomes a story of Cuban suffer ing from staivation. and an appeal for further aid from the United States. The principal battle was the result of the success of the attempt of General Gomez, with 8.000 men, to force the trocha between Las Villas and Caina guer, to make bis headquarters with the officers of the government of the Cuban republic in Camaguey. The trocha at this point was guarded by 4,000 Spaniards under General Castel lanoe, and never had been broken be fore. General Gomez himself led his 6oldiers, as they made the attack on the trocha and blockhouses early in the morning. The principal blockhouses were not heavily garrisoned and were quickly stormed and taken. The Span ish soldiers fell back of the trocha, and there made a stubborn resistance, which they kept up the greater part of the day. In the afternoon, however, their main body gave way before a ma chete charge of the Cubans, and the en tire line marched without further inter ruption into Camaguey. More than 300 Spaniards were killed in the battle and about 130 Cubans lost their lives. There were many wounded on both aides. The Spanish and Cuban wound ed wore oared for alike by General Go mez' physicians, and the Spanish pris oners were liberated after being de prived of their arms. Cherokee Council. Wichita, Kan., Aug. 12.—The larg est gathering of full-blood Cherokee Indians ever held in the Indian terri tory is in session at Tucker Springs, Cherokee Nation, an out-of-the-way place on the Qrand river. The Indiana commenced gathering there Sunday morning, and they are still arriving. Tbe meeting was called by Daniel Red bird, bead captain of the Jeetowahu, for the purpose of discussing various affairs of the nation and the national party, who also select a candidate for chief. Fully 10,000 Indians and many white citizens are in attendance. The meeting will last fonr or five days, and will end with a big dance. Last year, at a convention of this kind, five men were killed. Capote at Key West. Key West, Fla., Aug. 12.—Vice- President Mendez Capote, of the Cuban provisional government, accompanied by Senor Perti Mo, arrived here today on the Mascotte. They came from Washington with authority from the navy department to proceed to Cuba on an American ship as soon as possible in order to confer with the other lead ers at the seat of the Cuban provisional government on the coming elections and other political questions coincident with the restoration of peace. Prime* of Wales May Com*. '. London, Aug. B.—lt is reported in connection with the Anglo-American movement, that strong endeavors are being made to get the Prince of Wales to visit the United States and Canada next summer. Wot Indiaa Weather Satict. i Washington, Aug. 12.—The West In j dian weather service was practically inaugurated today, when the Washing ton office received reports from six of I the ten observation stations recently established there. Professor Willis L. ;: Moore stated tonight that the system i is now in complete r working : order and ' the department will be enabled to fore ! cast the terrible West Indian huni '. canes that lor year* swept the AtlantiQ aotjrt without warning. tmSfzT.' -i^^ttp^"'""-" - - ... .. - • -*,'.,