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VCI.. XXI.— NO. 157.
iiiiniß rHAT IS THE FIRST MISSION OF THE GOVERNMENT FORCES THOUSANDS OF TROOPS BELIEVED TO BE ON THE WAY THERE OFFICIALS WILL, NEITHER DENY NOR CONFIRM REPORTS TruiiNUort ReMolute, Convoyed by the Torpedo Boat Destroyer May- I flower, Seen in Cuban Waters, Not Far Distant From Santiago— Of llclul* Deny the Point Cabrera I.aiMlinu Story — Mysteriti'UH Movements of the Tr«i:i |;>l>i|i« Sin- : iiiiieantly Commented I pun Oni- ; tnotis Calm Believed to l'orteud a Storui. Washington Bureau St. Pail Globe. } Corcoran Building. f Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, June s.— While there has naturally been no official verifica- I tion of the reported engagement be- | tween American troops and the insur gent forces cf Gen. Callxto Garcia on one side and the Spanish garrison at Santiago City on the other, yet there j is a persistent insistence that such an ciig'f.fement occurred. The war depart ment was open during a part of the j day, but it was given out that no i startling developments were expected in the situation at Santiago, yet it was admitted, in an unofficial way, that j when important news did come It was | expected to bear upon the arrival of United States troops at that point. I There seems to be a desire on the part of those' who have official secrets in I their keeping to adhere to the claim : that troops have not yet been sent to \ Santiago province. An official, when propped, admitted that perhaps a small detachment might have gone forward — j this in answer to his attention being j en lied ti> news showing the movement I ; s in the direction of Santiago. | Advices have been rtcaived at both the j navy and war departments that the j. troopship Resolute, convoyed by the ■ torpedo boat destroyer Mayflower, is j somewhere in the neighhorroj'J of San- j last), and this Information is sufficient to .-bow that troops are on the way, even if r.one have been landed. POINT CABRERA LANDING. Government officials question the ac "irncv of the cable report that United j Btates troops were landed at Point Cabrera, which is a distance of not move than a dozen mihs from Santiago City. They say that if such a landing was made it was probably an expedi tion carrying arms and ammunition to the insurgents, and not a regular body ' of American troops. The statement is j taken for what it 13 worth. It is known that the government is deter mined upon keeping Its own counsel as tc the movement of troops, and in Inner circles it is still stoutly main tained that a large body of American soldiers must 'by this time be within \ striking distance of Santiago City. When Admiral Sampson was at Key West, recently, it was naturally pre pumed that his mission was to arrange \ for the convoying of transports to Cv- i ban soil. The recent movements of the ' American admiral strengthen the be lief that the troops he was to see safely landed In Cuba were intended for San tiago province, and not for Havana. With Admiral Cervera securely impris- j omd in Santiago bay, a movement by j land against Santiago City would be most natural. The garrison is said to I be weak, and It Is argued that the j Spanish fleet could render but little as- j sishinee to the soldiery were the Amer icans and insurgents to make an as sault by land. CAIOI BEFORE STORM. There is ominous quiet in the capital that portends much to the close ob server. It- is said that this remark able calm must be the herald of a veritable storm of sensational war news. All eyes are now turned toward j Santiago. The reduction of Havana is i occasionally referred to in discussion ' of the probable programme of the war j and navy departments, but the con sensus of opinion is that attention is to be first concentrated on Santiago. That the capture of that Spanish stronghold would greatly simplify mat- \ ters In a campaign against the Cuban i capital is readily seen. The first step I is to relieve the suffering Cubans. There are thousands of reconcentrados who could be reached were Santiago city in the hands of American troops. The talk now is Santiago first, then ' Havana. The former must be taken at ence, the latter can wait. LITTLE FROM CAMPS. There was little news from the Southern camps today. It might be truthfully said that absolutely noth ing bearing the stamp of official in dorsement was given out during the day with reference to the embarking of troops or the disposition of those TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Terror Reported Sunk. Reduction of Santiago. Olympia's Commander Dead. Spanish Spies Must Move. Sensation at Camp Merritt. Heroes of the Merrlmac. 2— Minnesota at the Front. Day of Rest at Camp Thomas. Thirteenth to Parade. Spain's Mysterious Fleet. Wounded at New York. Congress Will Adjourn Soon. I— Review of the Markets. Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. 4— Editorial. Commencement at Hamllne. Macalester's Year Closing. 6— Sporting News. Saints Defeat Champions. Trotting Circuit Gossip. B— G. A. R. Memorial. \ Lutheran Church Anniversary, Brotherhood of St. Andrew. James Sheran Breaks Jail. Minnesota's Dairy InttresU. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE who have already embarked. It is ar gued that it would be very poor pol icy to place hundreds of men on trans ports and keep them there, inactive. If that is why they were sent aboard ship, it would have been better to have kept them in camp. There is a growing belief that the transports that were loaded at Mobile and perhaps those that were at Tampa are by this time well on their way to Santiago and to other territory now held by the Span iards. The coming week will tell the tale, and it is predicted that the best guess is that thousands of troops are now on the way to invade the ene my's territory. HEROES OF MERRIMAC MEN WHO FACED DEATH FOR THEIR COUNTRY'S CAL'SE They Cloned the Channel Leading; From Santiago Bay and Thereby Itobbed the Flower of the Span. Imli Fleet of All Its Terrors Ad. inirnl Sampson Joins the Men of the Fleet in Enthusing. Copyright b? the Associated Press. OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, June 4 (via Port Antonio, Jamaica, June 5). — The Spanish fleet is now helpless, be ing held captive in Santiago de Cuba. The narrow channel leading into the harbor was completely blockaded when the United States collier Merrimac was sunk across its entrance. It is now im possible for the Spaniards to get out, and it is equally impossible for any vessel to get into the harbor. There fore, the Spanish first-class armored cruisers Maria Teresa, Cristobal Colon, Vlzcaya and Admirante Oquendo, with the two torpedo boat destroyers Furor and Pluton, are no longer of any use to Spain. The result was accom plished through the heroism of Lieut. Richmond P. Hobson, assistant naval constructor, and Daniel Montague. George Charette, J. C. Murphy, Oscar Deiernan, John P. Phillipps, John Kelly and H. Clausen. The latter, a cox swain of the New York, took part in the expedition against orders. They were all captured by the Spanish, but the Spanish admiral, in recognition of their bravery, sent word to the Amer ican admiral, under a flag of truce, that he was willing to exchange the prisoners, and assuring the American commander that they would be treated with the greatest kindness. Money and provisions have been sent to them, and the necessary steps are being taken to bring about their exchange. WHO THE MEN ARE. Montague is chief master-at-arms of the New York. He has served four years in the navy, is twenty-nine years of age, and his home is in Brooklyn. George Charette is a gunner's mate of the first class on board the New York. He has served fourteen years in the navy, is thirty-one years of age, and resides at Lowell, Mass. J. C. Murphy is a coxswain of the lowa. Oscar Delgnan is a coxswain of the Merrimac, and Is about twenty-four years old. John P. Phillipps is a machinist of the first class, belonging to the Merrimac. He is thirty-six years of age, and his home is in Boston. John Kelly is a water tender, about thirty-five years of age. His home is near Glasgow, Scotland. H. Clausen, who slipped on board the Merrimac without permission in order to take part in the expedition, is a cox swain of the New York. Lieut. Richmond Pearson Hobson, as sistant naval constructor, was born at Greenboro, Ala., on Au?. 17, 1870, and appointed, after a competitive ex amination, to the naval academy in May, 1885. He was the youngest mem ber of his class, but graduated at the head of his eighteen companions. He has studied engineering, under the au spices of the United States government, in France, and was made assistant naval constructor in 1891. He is the author of a semi-political work en titled "The Situation and Outlook in Europe," and was assigned to the flag ship New York when Rear Admiral Sampson sailed for the West Indies. Lieut. Hobson is a nephew of John M. More-head, of North Carolina, and is a grandson of Chief Justice Pearson, of that state. He is unmarried, and his father. Judge James M. Hobson, lives at Greensboro, Ala. The three men from the Merrimac's crew were all green hands, and ship ped recently for the war. The Merrimac had on board 600 tons of coal when she was scuttled across the channel. SAILORS. ENTHUSE. The spirit shown by the men and officers of the fleet in connection with the Merrimac expedition is really grand, and beyond being merely ex presssd in words. Under these circumstances one can imagine the immense feeling of satis faction experienced when it became known that Hobson and the crew of the Merrimac were cafe. Lai-er in the day, a boat with a white flag put out from the harbor, and Capt. Oviedo, the chief of staff of Admiral Cervera, boarded the New York, ard informed the ad miral that the whole of the party had been captured, and that only two of them had been Injured. Hobson had not been hurt, rt appears that the Spanish admiral was so struck with the ccurage of the Merrlmac's crew that he decided to inform Admiral Sampson that they had not lost their lives, but wc-re prisoners of war, and -could be exchanged. The dingy portion of the programme does not appear to have been carried out, which leads to the belief that she may have been smashed by a shot, for it seems Hobson and his men drifted ashore on an old catamaran, which had been slung over the Merrimac's side at the last moment as an extra precau tion. They were captured and sent to Santiago, under guard, previous to be ing transferred to Morro castle, where they are now understood to be con fined. Money and provisions were sent to the prisoners through Capt. Oviedo, and it is believed Rear Admiral Samp son is taking the steps necessary to bring about their exchange. The fleet is in a state of delighted enthusiasm and the admiral is just as happy as the youngest sailor. The gen eral opinion Is that no man ever de served recognition for personal bravery more than does Lieut. Hobson, PERSIAN CABINET RESIGNS. New Body to Be Formed by Moachle Ed Daotnleh. TEHERAN, June 5. — The grand vizier, Atnine ed Daouleh, has resign ed, and the minister of foreign affairs, Mouchie ed Daouleh, is forming a new cabinet. The retiring Persian cabinet was made up as follows: Qrand Vizier and Minister of the Interior and the Treasury— Amlne Ed Daouleh. Minister of Foreign Affairs— Mouchle Ed Dauouleh. Minister of War— Prince Amir Khan Sirdar. Minister of Justice and Commerce — Izam Ed Salteneh. Minister of Finance— Nizam El Kur. Minister of Agriculture— Akabal Ed Daouleh. Minister of Public InsUuction— Noyor El Mulk. Minister of Telegrapha— Moukhblr Ed Daou leh. Minister of Posts— Moulne El Mulk. Minister of Religion— <M ad Jd El Mulk. Minister of Arsenal»-Nairel M-ulk. Minister* of tits Prea*— Kimad and Salteneh. MONDAY MORNING. JUNE 6, 1898. CAPTAIN GRIDLEY IS DEAD COMMANDER OF DEWEY'S FLAG" SHIP AT MANILA The First Officer of Great Proiul nenee to Lose Hla Life as a Direct Result of the War With Spain Capt. Grldley'M Career From Mid shipman to the Command of tin- Olympia. WASHINGTON, D. C, June s.— Capt. Charles V. Gridley, commander of the cruiser Olympla and one of the heroes of the victory at Manila, is dead. The announcement of his death was receiv- Ed by the navy department late this afternoon In a cablegram from Pay master Gait, of the navy, dated at Kiobe, Japan, June 4, and directed to Secretary Long. The dispatch con tained this simple statement: "Capt. Gridley died today. Remains accompany me on Coptic." Capt. Gridley is the first American officer of great prominence whose death is a direct result of the war with Spain. As commander of Admiral Dewey's flagship and one of the ad miral's advisers, Capt. Gridley achiev ed distinction at the battle of Manila bay and added to his previous laurels by winning high praise from his su periors in the service for distinguished gallantry and ability. He fought his ship from the conning tower, while Ad miral Dewey directed the movements of the squadron from the bridge of the vessel. It was not known for several weeks after the engagement that Capt. Grid ley had suffered injury, and even now the precise nature of his trouble is not known. On the arrival of the Seaflre at Hong Kong on May 24 the navy department was notified that Capt. Gridley had been condemned by a board of medical survey and "invalided home." Subse quent advices received by the depart ment indicated that Capt. Gridley was suffering from the effects of a rupture supposed to have been received during the battle at Manila, but no details were made known. It was not sup posed that his illness was very serious, as the navy department was Informed that the captain, in company of Pay master Gait, would leave for home as soon as possible. DIED AT KIOBE. On May 28 they left Hong Kong on the steamer Coptic, one of the vessel 3 of the Occidental & Oriental Steamship line. It would appear that Capt. Grid ley died about the time the ship reach ed Kiobe. Capt. Gridley was not a "dress pa rade" officer, but among- the older offi cers of the service, especially among those with whom he served he had the reputation of being one of the best equipped officers of the navy. He was regarded as being one of the best navi gators of the service, and his thorough knowledge of all its requirements thor oughly warranted the remark of Ad miral Ramsey that "Gridley is one of the bralnest and pluckiest officers In the naval service." Dispatches from Manila concerning the battle indicated that Commodore Dewey had the greatest confidence in Capt. Gridley; that he did not inter fere in the slightest degree with his management and handling of the ship; that he told him to fire whenever ready; that the broadside which sunk the Spanish flagship was Gridley's own act. The travery and ability of Capt. Grid ley were recognized by the president, and had he lived, promotion, doubtless, would have been his substantial re ward. Capt. Gridley leaves a widow and three children — two daughters and a son, who are now residing with Mr 3. Gridley's father. Judge Vincent, at Erie, Pa. His mother, Mrs. Ann Eliza Gridley, and his brother, Lucius, re side in this city, the former being a clerk in the patent office, and the lat ter an. employe in the treasury depart ment. All of the relatives were noti fied of his death as soon as the infor mation reached the navy department. GRIDLEY'S CAREER. Capt. Charles Vernon Gridley was liorn In Liotfansport, Ind,, In 1845, but was ap pointed to the naval academy from Hi'.lsdale, Mich.. In 1860 by Representative Henry Wal- dron. the Grldleys having moved from In diana to Michigan when their son Charles was only three months old. The facts here given or tne life of Capt. Gridley are taken from a sketch of him writ ten by Henry Smith, ex-journal clerk of the ; houee of representatives, a long-time person al friend. Under ordinary circumstances, the class of 1860 would have been graduated In 1864, i but the necessities of the Civil war advanced !It one year. On Oct. 1, 1863, Gridley was ! made an ensign and ordered to the s'oam ! slcop Onedda, then with the West Gulf , blockading squadron, in which squadrin he ! remained until the close of the war. He was in tfia battle of Mobile bay on Aug. : 5, 1864, where his coolness and bravery w.re I noted. After the war ended he was assigned I to the steam sloop Brooklyn, which was the | flagship of the Brazilian squadron, with I which Be served until 1867, being promoted jto master in November, 1866. A year <Jat?T | he was again promoted to lieutenant, and '■ on March 12, 1868, was again promoted and \ commissioned as lieutenant commander. In 1870 he was assigned to the strainer Michigan (four rate), where he served two i years. Early In 1873 he was asigncd to the | Monongaheila (second rate), serving one year, I and in February, 1875, was detailed as in structor at the naval academy at Annapolis, where he remained four years, serving dur ing the summer cruises of 1877 and 1878 as executive officer of the practice ship Con- I si. -nation. In 1579 he was made executive officer of the ! United States flagship Trenton on the Eu | ropean station, serving from December, 1879, !to November. 1881. On M*rch 1. ISB2, he waa promoted to commander, and during that summer wm on duty at the torpedo station. From October, ISB2, to February, 1884, be was chief navigation officer- of the Boston navy yard. On Feb. 18, 1884, he was or dered to command the training ship James tow^, and on May 11, 1884, was detached therefrom and ordered to command the train ing ship Portsmouth. From June to No vember, 1886, he was the senior officer of the cruising training squadron. In July, 1887, he was Inspector of the Tenth lighthouse district, and stationed at Buffalo where he served until October, 1891. From October, 1891, to July. 1802, He was assigned to special duty at the navy yard in Wash ington. In July, 1892, he was assigned to the command of the Marion, and July 10 was detailed from that ship as inspector of the lighthouse district, with headquarters at Buffalo. In March, 1897, while command*: r of the receiving ship Richmond, at League Island. Pa., he was ordered to the Asiatic squadron, and on July 18, 1897, was assigned to command of the Olympla. SHE IS_SPEEDY. Another Addition to the American Wavy- NEWPORT, R. L, June s.— The steam yacht Felicia, In a great speed trial to- day over a fifty-mile course, attained an average speed of 17.89 knots an hour. The government has agreed to take the Felicia if she developed 17 knots, and after today's performance the trial board had no hesitancy in recommend ing that she be accepted. The yacht went four times over the course with 250 pounds pressure, and one of the miles was made in 3:37. The Felicia will leave tomorrow for Brook lyn navy yard, where Bhe Will be fitted out as a torpedo boat destroyer. SPIES MUST MOVE ON CARRANZA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN CANADA The Facts Exposed In the Captured Letter Laid Before Sir Julian Pauneefote. Who Promptly Cabled the Lolhdon Foreign Office— —Da Bone and His Chief Spy Must Leave or Be Kicked Ont. WASHINGTON, June s;— Steps have been taken by which it is expected that Lieut. Carranza, who has conduct ed the Spanish spy system from Mon treal with his associate, Senor Dv Bosc, MERRIMAC AND HER HISTORIC NAME AND NOBLE DESTINY. WASHINGTON. June s.— lt cost the gov ernment a considerable sum if money to use the Merrimac as a cork int'ilie VaitYs in which Admiral Cervera's flet Is caught In the harbor of Santiago de Cul-a. The collier now blocking the entrance to the Cuban port was probably the most expensive 4uxury con nected with the United States navy. Her cost to the government waa $3*2, u00, when sum, experts assert, was at least $242,000 more than she was worth. There is an in teresting story connected with the Merrimac's acquisition for the navy. She was one of many vessels offered to the government just before the war with Spain began. Members of the board on auxiliary cruteers made a careful inspection of the vessel and decided that she was not only not deferable for the government's purpose, but that she was worth nothing near the amount her owners asked for her, even if she had been found satisfactory In every respect- For these rea- former first secretary of the Spanish legation here, will be expelled from Canada within the next few days, un less they adopt their own means to leave before an international question is raised as to their presence in Can ada. _The Carranaza letter detailing his spy system has been communicated to the British ambassador, Sir Julian Paunce fote, together with all otfcer informa tion bearing upon the operations of the Spanish officials in Canada, The ambassador was quick to act in the matter, and, without waiting the slow process of the mall, he cabled the entire matter to the foreign office. No doubt is entertained as to the speedy action of the authorities at London, now that a definite case has been made out against the Spanish officials in Canada. They would have taken the Initiative ere this, had there been anything more than suspicion as to the operations of Carranza and Dv Bosc. But the Car ranza letter was proof positive, and the British officiate moved quickly on their own volition toward securing ade quate redress. The state department has not ca bled Ambassador Hay, not deeming It necessary to do more than' simply lay the facts before the British am bassador here. It is expected that Lord Salisbury will call the attention of the Spanish government to the undesira bility of having Messrs. Garranaza and Dv Bosc remain in Canada longer, as their operations are so obviously hos tile to the United State 3. - ThkJ, how- ever, may become unnecessary, if the Spanish officials withdraw from Cana da at once, as there appears to be no disposition to prosecute tbfem or to give them an enforced expulsion, so long as they are willing, to close their opera tions and depart. The British statutes, as well as those of Canada, have specific provision against the use of British' or Canadian territory, by foreigners temporarily seeking asylum there, as the base of hostile operations against countries with which Great Britain and her colo nies are at peace. TO SAVE A SPY. About a week ago an effort was made by the Spanish officiate to enlist the sympathy of the British 'embassy here^ for an alleged British sutojeot imprison ed at Tampa, who, it 16 now believed, is the Spanish spy alluded to in Lieut. Carranza's letter. A Canadian lawyer arrived here last Sunday and made a personal appeal to Sir Julian Paunce fote to intervene In behalf of the man imprisoned at Tampa. There were suspicious circumstances connected with tfhe case and before act ing the ambassador asked for a spe cific recital of all the fas.ts. These were n6t forthcoming, ahd the ease was not pushed. "When the Garranza wtter appeared, stating that one of his^pies ha 4. been caugtot at Tampa, it befcame apparent for the first time that the efforts to wards lnterven'tion were designed to se cure the release of this spy. Aside from the official action of the British government it Is quite likely that the Canadian officials will take some steps against Carranza and Dv Boso under the statutes. WORK OF SPANISH SPIES ATTEMPT TO DYNAMITE THE CAMP OF THE THIRTEENTH Explosives Enough to Destroly the Whole Regiment Discovered Be hind the Tents of Two of the Cap tains As a Result It In Probable Visitors Will Be Excluded and Martial Law Enforced. Staff Special to The St. Paul Globe. CAMP MBRRITT, San Francisco, June s.— The sensation in the Thir teenth regiment camp today was the discovery this morning of several pounds of dynamite and giant powder behind the tents of Capt. McKebey, of Company M, and Capt. Seeback, of Company G. There was enough of the explosive in each package to blow the two captains and the entire camp to pieces. The dynamite and powder, it is be lieved, were placed behind the tents by sons the auxiliary beard decUned to recom mend her purchase by the government. Orig inally the Merrimac was a Norwe-gian tramp steamer, the Solveif;. She wai a steel vee.sel 330 feet long, 44 feet In beam aud 29.9 feet In depth. She ran aground in the West In dies in the summer of 1897 and was aban doned by the crew. T. Hogan & Sons, of New York, baught the tramp after she had been saved by wreckers, paying $43,000 for the veeaei. After the firm had rebuilt the steamship she was put in service between New York and English ports and later be came one of the vessels of the Lone Star line, running between this port and Ga.lves ton. It was asserted by Hogan & Sons that the total cost cf rebuilding the vessel had been three times her original cost to them, making their total investment $192,000. After the board on auxiliary cruisers had rejected the vessel she was sent to Baltimore, where an inspection by specal agents sent on from Washing-ton took place. This unusual pro ceeding was due to the Influence in Washing- Spanish spies or sympathizers, who are numerous in San Francisco. Col. Reeve was notified, and he set an investigation on foot, but no infor mation has been received as to the identity of the culprits. The mystery is bow they eluded the sentries. This incident, taken in connection with others of similar Import that have recently occurred at Camp Merritt, leads the military authorities to be lieve that Spanish emissaries have be come bold on account of the privi leges extended to the public, and it is believed civilians will soon be exclud ed and the camp will be placed under strict martial law. —Evan M. Jones. TROOPS FOR MANILA. Number of Transports and Troops Doubled. SAN FRANCISCO, June s.— lt is an nounced that six instead of three trans ports will compose the next expedition to Manila, and that 5,000 instead of 2,500 troops will be sent. Also that the vessels will be ready for embarkation by the end of next week. OFF FOR TAMPA. Regulars Take Their Departure From Mobile. MOBILE, Ala., June s.— The Fifth cavalry left camp early this morning via the Louisville & Nashville road for Montgomery, there to take the Plant Early Peace Possible. WASHINGTON, June 6.— The belief is growing in the best In formed government circles that Spain is sincerely anxious to make peace, and that even now she is seeking a favorable op portunity to make overtures in that direction. Numerous evidences of this have come to the attention of the authorities, who think that Spain is feeling her way towards a movement of this kind. One evidence of it is the utterance of the Spanish ambassador at London urging that a peace movement Is opportune at this time. It is thought to be highly improbable that a Spanish official of his rank would make a statement of this kind unless it voiced the view entertained by the authorities at Madrid. With this comes the report of the serious embarrassment of the Bank of Spain, on which the government relies for funds to carry on the war. The desperate condition of the Spanish forces . at Manila.Santiago and Havana is looked upon as an added reason why Spain should be solicitous at this time for peace. system to Tampa. The Eleventh in fantry took the same route duriiig the afternoon, and the camp of regulars is no more. Five regiments of volun teers remain. As the headquarters of the Fourth army corps has been permanently established, it is inferred by officers that there will shortly be centered here the full complement of corps reg- I »« _TWOJCBNTO, Sf TWSn lments, namely, twenty-seven. No in formation of movements of any troops hither has been received. This, how ever, is not regarded as significant, for the reason that heretofore several reg iments have appeared here with no no tice at all, a fact that has somewhat embarrassed the quartermasters in the department. MOHICAN AND MONTKREY. Former Sail* for Honolulu, the Lat ter to Follow. SAN FRANCISCO, June s.— The United States sloop-of-war Mohieau came down from the Mare island navy yard this morning, and after a brief delay, sailed at 12:30 for Honolulu. It is understood that she will remain on duty at that port, replacing the Ben nlngton, ordered to join Admiral Dew ey's fleet at Manila. The coast defense vessel, Monterey, and the big collier Brutus, which Is to tow her from the Hawaiian islands to the Philippines, were to have gone with the Mohican, but shortly before the time set for their departure the chief engineer on the Monterey discovered that her evaporator was not in good working order. The Monterey and Brutus will probably sail tomorrow. ton of a politician who several years aso ' was a prominent official in the navy depart ment. After the news that the vessel had be^a reached -New York members of the board on auxiliary cruisers let It be plainly understood that they were in no way responsible for the purchase of the vessel at a fancy price, and the fact they had de clared her unworthy for government service was brought out today by the news from Santiago. It Is an odd coincidence -that the ship which was sent to her destruction de liberately by the commanders at Santiago bay should have borne the historic name which will live forever in the annals of naval warfare. The original Merrimac, who'e nam» is preserved in a hundred ships, hulks and barges cf the present day, was destroyed in a battle which revolutionized medern naval construction. Her namesake, destroyed by United States sailors, confers greater glory on the men who sent her to the bottom than ! did the destruction of the ancient craft of i the Civil war. KOREA'S INDEPENDENCE Practically Agreed Upon by Rnnsla and Japan. TACOMA, Wash., June s.— Yokohama papers received on the steamer Vic toria contain the text of the protocol agTeed upon by Russia and Japan, rec ognizing the sovereignty and indepen dence of Korea. The protocol is as follows: Baron Nisei, minister for foreign af fairs of- his majesly, the emperor of Japan, and Baron Rofen, Consillier d'Etat Actuel Et Ohambillan, envoy ex traordinary and mln'ster p'.enlpoten tary of his majesty, the emperor of all RußKa, duly authorized to that effect, have agreed upon the following arri vals in pursuance of article 4, of the piotoco!, signed at Moscow, on the ninth day of June, 1896, between Marshal Marquis Yamagata and Prince Lobanoff, secretary of state. Article 1. The imperial governments of Japan and Russia definitely recog nize the sovereignty and entire Inde pendence of Korea, and mutually en gage to refrain from all direct interfer ence in the international affairs of that country. Article 2. Designing to avoid every possible cause of misunderstanding in the future, the imperial governments of Japan and Russia mutually engage in case Korea should apply to Japan or to Russia for advice and assistance not to take any measure in the nomi nation of military instructois and finan cial advisers without having previously subject 0 a mUtUal agreement °n the Article 3. In view of the large devel opment of Japanese commercial and in dustrial enterprises in Korea, as well as the considerable number of Jap anese subjects resident in that country, the imperial government will not im pede 'the development of commercial and industrial relations between Japan and Korea. IB 1 Ell THE TOBPEDO BOAT TEBROR SAID TO HAVE BEEN SUNK SPANISH CRAFT WAS PROBABLY THE DANGEROUS FUROR ORROBORATIVE XEWS OF AX EN GAGEMENT OFF HAITIAN COAST Tliree Spanish and Four American War* hi,,* Said to Have Been En leaded T1..:, XK | lf Probable Thai the SpanlHh Shlpa Encountered Were the Vanguard of the C'udls Fleet No Uetalln. Owlog to Ab ■ence of Telegraphic I'acillUcn Near Where the Enhancement la Said to Have Taken Place. Copyright, 1898, by the Associated Press KINGSTON, Jahaiea, June 5.— A di3 patch from Port Antonio says: "A vessel that has arrived hure txom Santiago de Cuba reports that the Americans sank, on Friday night, the Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Terror." The assumption, based up^n dispatch, es from Madrid, has been that the de stroyer Terror, after leaving Port de France, went to Por to Rico waters, and it is probable that the Port Antonio dispatch confuses her with her sister destroyer, the Furor, as has several times been the case in dispatches from other points. SPANIARDS AT SAN JUAN. CAPE HATTIEN, June 5.-The steamer St. Simon, which arrived hera this morning from Havre, reports that one Spanish cruiser and two or three Spanish torpedo boats were at San Juan do Porto Rico on Friday at noon. She saw no warships elsewhere. SEVEN SHIPS ENGAGED. Advices from Mole St. Nicolas say that yesterday (Saturday) some dis tance off Jean Rab*l. a seaport on the northwest coast of Hayti, half way be tween Port de Paix and Mole St. Nico las, a CGmbat took place between three Spanish and four American warships. The American sh:p3 are sa!d to have withdrawn from the combat. One of the Spanish warsh'pa entered the har bor of Jean Rabel for water. The offi cers of the ships lying at Mole St. Nicolas were extremely reti --nt. Jean Rabel is an insignificant s:aport, and there Is no telegraphic station there. It Is thought possible that the Spanish ships encountered were the ; vanguard of the Cadiz fie A.. Tho names of the American ships are ] not ascertained; but it is beiieved here that they were probably scouts. RESOLUTE SIGHTED. The United States troop ship Reso lute, Commander J. A. Eaten, former ly the Yorktown, under convoy of the torpedo beat destroyer Mayflower, the converted Ogden Gociet yacht of the same name, arrived at Mole St. NleMaa yesterday and departed shortly after. As the Mayflower is the most heaviiy ! armed, as well as the spadkst of the large yachts bought by the government, it is supposed that the expedition in her charge is bound for Santiago, and that its importance made it necessary to furnish a protector able to cope with any Spanish gunboat that miglit be tempted to try to capture the rich prize. In addition to the troops, the York. town is known to have on board vast quantities of ammunition for the fleet. BEFORE SANTIAGO. Movement of Ship» at the Enemy's Stronghold. PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, June 5.— According to the latest advices from Santiago de Cuba there were rot more i than seventeen ships in the offing all I day yesterday, and it is b?lievtu there that three missing vessels have gone • for provisions and munitions of w.ir. At 6 o'clock this evening the Haytian ! steamer Nouvelle Voldrotrue arrived here from Cape Haytien after touch | ing at all the ports along tho c^ast. She : reports that yesterday at Moie St. Nico las she saw the United States troop ship Resolute awaiting instructions. The vessel was under convoy. It was ascertained from passengers of the Nouvelle Veldrogue that the Resolute had been pursued between Jean Ravel and Mole St. Nicolas by two Spanish corvettes, but had managed to escape them. From the same source it Is learned that Admiral Cervera's squadron, in its entirety, is not in the port of Santiago de Cuba, but that only a cruiser, sup posed to be the Cristobal Co.on, one torpedo boat and two auxiliary cruisers are there. The collier Merrimac, so it is thousht at Santiago, went down laden with, coal, probably to render the obstruc tion cf the harbor entrance more com plete. There is no direct news from Santia go tonight. OCEAN GREYHOUND. TACOMA, Wash., June 5. — The Northern Pacific liner Victoria, from China and Japan, has arrived. On her present voyage she broke all previous records between Japan and the west coast of the United. States, havinj? made the run from Yokohoma, a dis tance of 4,200 mites In twelve days and seventeen hours, maintaining an av erage speed of fourteen knots an hour. The Victoria brings large consign ments of the first of the new crop of teas. War News in Brief. | Spanish torpedo boat reported sunk by i American warships. i Engagement between three Spanish and ' four American ships rumored. | Admiral Cervera's fleet cannot get out i of Santiago bay with the Merrimac in i the channel. ' Spain seeks Intervention of the powers. | Russia may take the initiative In sug i gesting peace betweeu Spain and the i United States. Praise for Lieut. Hobson, the Merrimac | hero, is general. , American troops believed to have been i landed within twelve miles of Santiago 1 City. ', Sensational war developments looked for i by Washington officials.