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THE CHRONICLE. DKM(iniTIC M;iVM AI'l It , rullhhc4 TYcrkly at Camden, Thiii. TlttUrod ut Camden as Second-Class Mail Mutter. TRAVIS IJROH., tilUl. tm, Camden, Ttnn. The Chinamen r( New York City liave started a social club just "liko Meliean," mill over four thousand member lmve been enrolled. F.ighty-seven per c ut. of the people of tho United State can read and Vrite, while sixty-eight it cent, of tho population of Spain aro illiterate. Bonthcrn planters aro beginning to consider the question of raining mules. Though these beasts are used bo ex tensively in tho Houth tho supply comes altogether from tha West. During the debate on the flood Iloads bill, in the Benata at Albany, N. Y., Senator Wray said in reply to question about tha coHt: "Every cent spent will bo an inUrest-bearing investment." That is not imagination, l)iit fact, demonstrated by universal experience, maintains tho Now York Tribune. Tha Chicago Board of Education lias, by a vote of 19 to 1, adopted resolution increasing tho salary ol every grammar and primary grad teacher in the public schools of Chi cago $75 for tho year 1898. and S50 per year thereafter until tho maximum salary of 1000 shall bo reached. "If there ia auy profession under the sun that deserves more at the hands of the general publio than that of tho school teacher," exclaims tho Trenton (N.J.) American, "we fail to see it. Wo therefore congratulate tho school teachers of Chicago upon their good fortune." Ono hundred thousand men will probably go to the Klondike this sea son. Five hundred dollars will bo a low estimate for the cost to each indi vidual, making an aggregate of $50, 00,000 expended. We shall see how long it will tako Alaska to turn out that much gold. There is, however, one consolation: Should tho mines prove a failure, the money invested will not be lost to the world, it will etill exist, but in the hands of differ ent individuals. The sad, sad part of the story will be as to theTnnumerablo lives that will bo laid down in the in hospitable regions of the North. J U.at Salloh, the leader of the native -revolt in British North Borneo, has furnished a practical illustration of the truth of the main incident in Kip ling's "The Man Who Would Be King." Mat has been posing as an immortal whom no bullet could hurt, '.lie took great care not to get within closo range, and after a skirmish it was his custom to sear his flesh in places with a hot iron and to exhibit the burns as marks of bullets that had teen turned aside. In his last meet" Ing with the English, however, he was badly wounded in the leg. When hia followers saw that he bled as they did, they ceased to look upon him as a god. Hence a great loss of prestige, which jnay result in tho collapse of the re volt. The popularity of the American bi' yclo seems to bo constantly extend ing its area. For tho year ending De cember 31,1897, the value of our bi cycle exports aggregated $0,902,736, .gainst only $3,790,022 for tho year ending December 31, 189G. Without I - . i I I V - Jt c tinuertaKing io itemize iub reuoru oi rar bicycle exports, the following com-. parative table is cited showing tho xnanner in which our bicycle trade has increased with some of tho leading .gountries of the globe: 189(5. 1897. United Kingdom fl,30G,408 $2,128,491 Germany 303.096 1,378,558 Other Europe... 619,933 1,394.509 British North America.- 657.577 744,889 West Indies 80,901 143,595 South America 103,940 189,720 itrlea 64,206 174,730 fapna. ......... ....... 41.886 80,874 China ".273 26,300 Other countries aro engaged in tho manufacture of bicycles, but they can not equal the products of our Ameri can ingenuity, and tho consequence is that American bicycles are in demand Uio world over. DISASTROUS BLOW El Philippines May Be Given Up. ll Dispatches From Madrid Admit Disaster and State That Four Hundred Spaniards Were Killed Outright. A Washington special says: Presi dent McKinley received official infor mation Monday afternoon that the na val battle oil the Philippines was a complete victory for tho United States squadron, the Spanish squadron be ing completely annihilated. Tho president" and cabinet also re ceived information that the governor general of the Philippines had sent a flag of truce to Commodore Dewey. It was stated the IJritisu consul car ried the proposition, which was to suireuder Manila without a bombard ment. Official advices received at Madrid from Manila removed the last hope of the Spaniards, and it is being admit ted on all sides that the Spanish fleet was completely destroyed. All Spain was greatly demoralized over their loss. Additional dispatches received at Paris from Madrid estimates the Span ish loss at four hundred men killed. No Spanish warship surrendered and the majority perished. The greatest anxiety is felt as to tha casualties sustained by the American fleet. From the stubborn defense made by the Spaniards it is feared that before they burned, blew up or sunk their ships they managed to in flict severe damage upon Commodore Dewey's squadron. There was not one armored ship in Commodore Dewey's fleet. The Olympia had some coal protec tion around the sides and an arched steel deck calculated to protect tho vitals of the ship. The other vessels of the fleet save those recently added to the navy, like the McCulloch, have lighter steel decks of this character, but in all cases w ith the exception of some slight protection in the shape of gun shields the person nel of the ships was exposed to the fire of the enemy. Tho New In London. The details of the battle of Manila were received at the British colonial's office at London. They came in two cable messagos, received Sunday even ing, the substance of which was fur nished to the Associated Press by the officials of the colonial office Monday. The first cable dispatch announces that the United States fleet entered Manila hirbor at daybreak Monday, stationing itself opposite the city. A fort opened fire upon the American ships, whereupon they shifted their position to one near Cavite, in Manila bay, engaging in a fierce fight against both the forts and Spanish fleet. The engagement lasted two hours and resulted in the annihilation of the Spanish fleet. There is no official report as to how many of the Spaniards were killed at Manila. While they report only 400, it is highly probable that this number of casualties is greatly exceeded. Sad Day in Spain. The newspapers of Madrid comment ing upon the utter defeat of the Span ish fleet at the battle of Manila, agree in saying that Sunday was a "sad but glorious day for Spain." They urge the people to be calm, and to allow nothing to shake their confidence in future triumphs of the Spanish arms. MEXICANS ARE NEUTRAL. Although Many Prominent I'apera Lean Toward Spaniards. The Mexican government has cau tioned all employees to observe in act and conversation entire neutrality regarding the American-Spanish war. The masses of the people are un doubtedly for Cuba, but the Liberal party papers, like the Universal and National, as well as Diario del Logar, are for Spain and show an unconcealed disliko for Americans. Their course creates much comment and it is suspected that Spanish influ ence is actuating their policy so dis tint from the Liberal party papers. The clerical papers are naturally hostile to the United Stotes. l EEl I WAU 1A It A(2 MATHS. A Brief Compilation of Daily Oocurronc. The f!ii;'lii New York hat silenced tho foitidcittioii at Cabana. A ut Mnt'Ui14, the Spaniards lircd tho llrot h.t. Report from Santiago do Cuba ut at h that all men between 15 and 50 must volunteer under paiu f death. There in a strong anti-British feeling", the consul hiti been insulted; tho con sulate stoned and cries of death to the English ma le by the.. Tim consul Las culled for nn Eng!ih warhip. There in a reign of terror at Santiago do Cuba. Even the Spaniard are fleeing the city and joining the insur gents. The Spanish soldier threaten to kill every Cuban man and ravish every Cuban woman if that city is blockaded. So excited are the people at Madrid that mounted civil guards patrol the streets to restrain the disgusted and disappointed populace. There is much muttering at tho result of the first na val fight. The United States fleet defeated tho Spaniards at Manila, the capital of the Philippines. In the conflict Admiral Dewey's tars made short work of tho Spanish sailors. The shots from the American ships wrecked, burned and sunk those of Spain. Tho president has decided to ap point as generals only those who have seen actual service or have had a reg ular military education. Among our veterans, retired and active regulars, are more than enough good men to fill all vacancies. He desires to escape President Lincoln's sad experiences with political generals. The battleship Oregon and the gun boat Marietta aro safe off of Bio Ja neiro. The Nichteroy, by order of our government, has returned to Bio. The three vessels make quite a little fleet in themselves. The Oernian srniser Irene has sailed from Tokoa for Manila to protect Ger man interest. Tho government has called for men experienced in nursing, drugs, driv ing, care of horses, handling tools, etc. They w ill receive extra pay as, for instance, a hospital steward re ceives 54.) and an acting hospital steward a month, besides rations, clothing, quarters, etc. Among the passengers captured on tho Spanish steamer Panama were twenty-four men going to join tho Spanish forces. Tho Spanish consul had had paid their passage from New York to Cuba. Two powder mills have been blown up under suspicious circumstances. Suspected men have been seen around other factories. . The Portuguese minister has called at the state department and given offi cial notice of Portugal's neutrility. News comes from Loudon that after a heated discussion, in which Emperor Francis Joseph tried to induce the Kaiser to exhibit a more friendly neu trality toward Spain, that Emperor heatedly and plainly reiterated that Germany would maintain a strict neu trality. An official dispatch from Ilavana to Madrid acknowledges that "an Amen can warship has bombarded the bat teries at the mouth of the harbor of Cienfugas with some damage to our forts. She was driven off by three of our gunboats." An Immense steel cage is being built for a prison for war prisoners It will be placed in Fort Adams at Newport. The Austrian cruiser Maria Theresa has been sent to Cuba to protect Aus tro-IIungariau interests. The City of Paris is safe at last, after a run of 7 days, 17 hours and 45 nun utes. Capt. Watkins reports a stormy voyage, lie ran 30 miles north of the usual course. He saw no Spaniard. but feared nothing after gaining plenty of sea room. The Madrid newspapers, determined to avenge the destruction of Admiral Montejo's fleet, beg the government to arm all available vessels and turn them loose upon the high sea to prey upon tho United States commercial marine. The house of representatives has passed a revenue deficiency bill, ap propriating i$JO,ouo,00U lor war ex penses. On the opening of the senate, after Admiral Dewey's naval success, the chaplain offorod thanks for Dewey's glorious victory and prayed for a speedy and triumphant close of the war. There were two of Georgia's sons in the fight w ith Dewey Flag Lieutenant T. M. Brumby and Ensign Lay Hamp ton Everhart, both of Decatur. When the Spanish fleet left the Cape do Verde islands, they left the three torpedo boats behind. They are too fragile to cross the North Atlantic. Commissions have been issued to Lieutenant Frank D. Aiken, of Bruns wick, to be commander, and Lieuten ant C. E. Broughton, of Savannah, to be lieutenant commander of the Geor gia brigade of naval reserves. The newspapers of Madrid, com menting upon the utter defeat of the Spanish fleet at the battle of Manila, sree "Mil They 111 C'tVlII but ! n i 11 r the th UK Sun. lay wan bi y fur Himn. a p! to . culm, and to allow nothing to sloiku their Coiiti d.iiet i:i future tiiiimphs f tho Span ish iirius. Seven thousand troops ate inured at Tuinpil Ir.l I V ti liio ii ut it !nolne!it'n Hot let'. (Jell. Wehr hits ilerlured himself ready to g b Cuba and undertnl.! lead rship in ni'resMVe warfare, against itriuv of I'niled States nu t heal nil ill Minimi. TKAXM'ORTS ARE READi. Vnifli Arn h 1itinii to Carry Over Troops l Culia. Two hundred native Cubans, who were quietly enlisted in New Y'ork city by General Julio Sanguilly, ar rived in Tutnpa, 1'Ia., Monday night. They w ill be. formed into a cavalry reginieift and under tho leadership of the famous Cuban, who enlisted them, w ill probably embark for Cuba with the American troops. The rest of the regiment will be ma lo up of Cnbous from Tampa and vicinity. For the enlistment forty two recruiting offices were opened at Tampa Monday. The New Yorkers created a sensation as they marched down the street in a body. They were followed for blocks by a mob of ex cited Cubans. The Plant system gave formal no tice to the government that its steam ers Olivette, Florida and Maseotte were at the disposal of the government for use as troop ships. Other vessels in readiness are the Alamo aiid Comal, of the Mallory line; the Aransas and possibly the Lam pasas, of the Morgan line, and the Al legheny and Berkshire, of the Mer chants' and Miners' line. These bouts have been contracted for and have a carrying capacity for about 0,000 troops. SOUTHERN PROGRESS. Industrial Development For Taut Week Very Kiieotiraglng. The milling industry, in number of new plants, leads slightly among the new industries reported for tho last week in April. A 50-barrel flouring and grist mill in Alabama, a large grist mill in Geor gia, a 10,000 grain elevator in Ken tucky, two small roller mills in North Carolina, a large one in Tennessee.and grist mill in West irginia, show general activity in that line. Lumber follows with a sawmill in Alabama, a saw and planing mill and a 815,000 spoke and bending works in Kentucky, a planing mill in South Carolina, a bow factory and a $15,000 handle factory m Tennessee the lat ter to replace one recently burned. Alabama, Georgia and South Caro lina each report a new cotton mill, and North Carolina a kuittiuc mill and a large ginnery. Electric light plants at North Caro lina and Florida points, a marble quarry in Tennessee, a mineral oil compnny and a $50,000 irrigation plant in Texas, make up the more im portant of tho week's items. Trades man (Chattanooga, Tenn.) ENGLISH YIEW OF BATTLE. London Press Gives Commodore Dewey Praise For a lSrllllunt Fight. The London Daily Mail, in an ed itorial Monday morning on the en gagement at Manila, says: "It was, in Nelson's words, 'not victory, but annihilation,' and it proved Commodore Dewey a worthy disciple of the heroic Farragut. It is characteristic of the American race to bo generous to the weak, and as the president is averse to useless blood shed, he doubtless met Spain, whose honor is now saved, in a generous spirit." The Times says editorially: "Exultation over tho American vie tory is a sentiment with which all friends of the American people in England will readily sympathize." THANKS TO DEWEY. Livingston, of OeorRla, Introduce Res olution of Thanks In the House. A Washington dispatch says: Hon. L. F. Livingston, of the fifth con gressional district of Georgia, intro duced the following resolution in the house Monday: "Besolved, That the thanks of con gress be and they are hereby tendered to Commodore George Dewey, com manding the Asiatic squadron, for the eminent skill and valor exhibited by him and his squadron in the recent engagement resulting in his glorious victory over and the destruction of tho Spanish fleet at Manila." A DEADLY TORNADO. Thirteen People Killed and Great Damage Done In Missouri. At .Terico, in Cedar county,, Mo., a tornado killed thirteen persons out right and fatally injured five or six more. The Methodist church and several other houses were totally destroyed. Twelve houses were blown over at Walnut Grove, and one lady fatally injured. Waublean, a village iu Hickory county, suffered seriously from the same tornado. SPANIARDS : DEFEATED. Dewey a Victor At Manila. SPANISH Hill PARALYZED Uy Hot Shot from American Guns Vessels on Itotlt Sides Disabled Itejoleln at Washington. Advices received at Madrid from Manila, say that the American squad ron, under Commodore Dewey, ap peared off tho bay of Manila at 5 o'clock Sunday morning and opened a strong cannonade against the Spanish squadron and forts protecting tho har bor. The Spanish cruiser Don Juan do Austria was severely damaged and her commander w as killed. Another Spanish vessel was burned. Tho Arrerican squadron retired, having also sustained severe damage. A second naval engagement follow ed, in which the Ameiicau squadron suffered considerable hms, tho Span ish warships Mindano and Ulloa were slightly crippled. An official telegram received at a lato hour from the governor general of the Philippines says that Admiral Montejo has transferred his llajj to tho cruiser Isla do Cuba from the cruiser lleina Maria Christina, which was completely burned, as w as also the cruiser Cas tilla, the other ships having to retire from the combat, some being sunk to prevent their falling into the hands of , the enemy. The Ll Ileraldo says Admiral Mon tejo changed his flagship during tho engagement, or between the two en counters, in order to better direct tha maneuveres. In this way ho escaped the fate of the commauder of tho lveiua Maria Christina. In the second engagement tho Span ish cruisers Mindano and Ulloa suffer ed heavily. ltejolrlns; at Washington. Washington went wild w ith enthusi asm over reports of the magnificent victory which Dewey achieved. No official advices had been received by the president or Secretary L ing, but the Associated Tress bulletins telling the results of the contest were read by thousands of people, and in all parts of the city there were those manifesta tions of enthuiasm that go w ith victory. At the white house the bulletins were received in the war room and were read with great eagerness by tho president and Vice President Hobart, several members of the cabinet and a few of the president's friends, among them Chauncey Depew, who happened to be in the city. As the news grew better and better, and the certainty of an overwhelming victory became evident, there was great enthusiasm in the crowd, as well as in those which lined the streets in front of the newspaper offices and the leading hotels. Officials of the navy department' were reticent in discussing the conflict in the absence of official information, but they made no pretense of conceal ing their great gratification. It has been known for days at the navy de partment that a conflict at Manila was inevitable, and while no great fear of the result was expressed, there was yet a deep concern in the heart of every official. Sunday night's news removed a great weight from the minds of all. Five Thousand Under Nunez. General Emllio Nunez has secured the services of 5,000 Cubans at Jack sonville who have volunteered for service in the Cuban army and aro now waiting orders to leave for the island. TROOPS LEAVE CHICK A3IAUGA. Under Hush Orders They Are Hurried to Tampa, Fla. Friday was a day of activity and hurried farewells among the troops at Camp Thomas, Chiekamauga Park. Batteries of artillery were all on tho go all day as fast as they could get away and it w as a hard day with them. The railroad from the park was ut terly unable to handle tho soldiers as they should have been. The troops that left were rushed to Port Tampa as fast as the railroads could get them there. There is evi dently some urgent reason for wishing to have them at that point. But if any of the officers at the camp know that reason they w ill not divulge it. v y i J' t J.