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i. iii n STARTED FOR PORTO RICO YES TERDAY AFTERNOON WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A STRONG NAVAL CONVOY TEX THOUSAND TROOPS FOLLOW THE MILES CONTINGENT More Are to Follow Until the Com mander of the Expedition Signi fies That His Force Is Sullleicnt Admiral Dewey Adds to His Laurels an a Fljshter Rare Diplo matic Attainments Commodore AVatson's Start for the Spanish (oast Delayed hy the Porto Rican Expedition, bat hy No Means Abandoned. WASHINGTON, July 21.— Gen. Miles, leading the army expedition against Porto Rico, started at 3 o'clock this afternoon from Sibaney, Cuba, for a point on the island of Porto Rico where It is the intention that he shall land and secure a base for the expedi tions from Tampa, Charleston and New York to fall Into his column. These expeditions are already under way, some of them with two or three days' start of Gen. Miles, so that the delay should not be very great. After all the difficulty about the naval con voy, and the first conclusion of the naval authorities that mmc was neces sary, the strength of that now fur nished Is surprising. There Is a bat tleship of the first class, the Massa chusetts; an effective protected cruis er, the Cincinnati; a speedy and well armed gunboat, the Annapolis, and three vessels of the auxiliary navy, which have already proved by their performance in Cuban waters that they are fully equal to the ordinary gun boat in often?. ve power. These are the Gloucester, which distinguished herself In the destruction of Cervera's squad ron; the Wasp, which has attained an enviable notoriety as a disturber cf Spanish blockhouses, and the Leyden, which for a time was the sole repre sentative of the United States in Ha vana harbor. Secretary Alger expects that Gen. Miles, on the Yale, "will arrive at his destlnatkki on Sunday morning, with 3,000 men under hi? command. A day later will come 4,000 men on the trans ports, and the day following that 3,500 more. Whether the landing will be deferred until the arrival of this entire Sorce or whether Gen. Miles will take the initiative and hoist the flag him self on Porto Rican soil i 3 left to the discretion of that officer. It is the de partment's intention that he shall not lack for troo*-; or equipment, and this first expedition may be followed by several others, as fast as the troops can be gotten ready, until word comes from the general that he does not need more. Gen. Sehwan'B brigade, comprising the Fifth, Eleventh and Nineteenth United States infjntiy, a splendid body cf trained soldiers, sailed from Tampa to join Ger.. Miles, and if the Porto Rican expedition is not an immediate success it will not be want of dash on the part of the war department to supply every requisite. DEWEY AS A DIPLOMAT. That Admiral Dewey already has the situation in the Philippines well in hand is shown by his telegram of to day, which simply reads like others that have come before, that affa'rs are quiet and sati -factory. The state department has come to realize as full a s ; nse of Dewey's dip lomatic abiliti s as the courtry has his naval skill and courage, and the best evidence of this is that It has not fo,md it necessary up to this point to Interfere in any way, either to protect or amend his work. The r.avy depait r.iCi.t has now d so ye ed that the b'.g double-turreted monitor Monterey will Dot arrive at Cavite until Aug. 5, that being the advices received at the navy department from the captain of th.2 vessel when she touched at Honolulu. Tho admiral's advice of the arrival of tbe B( cond detachment of United States troops at Honolulu has given comfort to the war department, which was not altogether at ease concerning th 2 first small expedition lying between tha Spaniard- and Insurgents, and withouc being able to dep nd ve'y largely upon I th :. With the?e aided troops it will now be possible to demand the surren der of Manila, but it is gathered here that our purpose is to defer such a B-Oveme/it until all the United States troops now afloat have arrived at Ca vite, unless the attitude of the insur gents enforces prompter action on the part of the American commanders, military and naval. WATSON WILL GO. Secretary Long said tonight that the preparations for dispatching Watson's TODAY'S BULLETIN. Pace. I— Dewey Ready to Bombard. Porto Rico to Be Held. Miles Sails From Santiago. Quadruple Drowning at Morton. I— Conduct of the War. Mixed Flour Ruling Referred. •—Plans for the FifUenth. Engineers at Sheridan. News of Camp Thomas. Trip of the Thirteenth. 4— Editorial. Mechanic Arts Doomed. Benson Market Ordinance Passed. 6— Sporting News. Saints Beat Sena'ors. Omaha Party Returning. •—Markets of the World. Bai Silver, 59 3-16 c. Cash Wheat, 78V.C. 7— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. New 6of the Railroads. B— State School Fund Growing. Canty Scores Loan Agents. At S:. Paul Hotels. Carnival Hospital Plan* THE ST. PAUL GLOBE squadron to European waters were go ing on uninterruptedly, but that the departure necessarily would await the i arrival of the warships at Porto Rico, I the Massachusetts and other ships be ing required for convoying the troops to Pcrto Rico. This disposed of a re port circulated during the day that the j expedition had been abandoned. It was ftlt that the report was the more mis chievous at this time as it indicated a purpose to yield to the lmpli:d tlmats I from European sources that a coalition would result from an expedition to the Spanish coast. Neither the navy nor slate department look for any embar rassment from European quarters out side of Spain as a result of the naval movement against the coast of the peninsula. During the day orders were sent to Norfolk to hurry forward work on the colliers which are to accompany the Watson expedition. Had the army troop ships been able to go to Porto Rico without a naval convoy the Wat son squadron could have got away within the next few days, as the war board had wished to close all prelim inaries by next Saturday. But as the battleship Massachusetts, cruisers Co lumbia, Cincinnati, Dixie and Yale, to gether with several lesser craft, were considered necessary as a patrol for the Miles expedition, this changes the j plans slightly. The Dixie is almost certain to be in the Watson squadron, and the Massachusetts is likely to Le. Secretary Long expressly says, how ever, that the delay of the Watson squadron Is Incident to convoying the troops to Porto Rico, and does not mean that the start will be postponed until the Porto Rico operations are con cluded. The report from Barcelona that the people were so fearful of the approach of the Watson squadron that they were urging France to establish a protec torate over all the Catalonia district, including Barcelona, was dismissed by officials and members of the diplomatic corps best informed on the affairs cf France as fantastic speculation quite unwarranted by any actual movement now on foot. It is said to be thoroughly well established that France is not | lending a helping hand to Spain in any of her afflictions. BOTH GO WITH BROOKE. Two Minnesota Regiments Will Be Sent to PoTto Rico. CHICKAMAUGA, Ga., July 21.—To i ight it looks as if two-thirds of the troops at Camp Thomas are to be or dered to the front as a expeditionary force to go to Porto Rico under Gen. Brooke. The movement will begin to morrow morning when the Se:ond bri gade of the First division, First corps, commanded by Brig. Gen. Haines, will leave for Newport News. Tonight the brigade received march ing orders. The order to move was greeted with intense enthusiasm. The regiments of the brigade joined in yells of frantic delight and the regimental bands discoursed national airs. This brigade is the only organization that will leave the park tomorrow, but if there Is not a sudden change in the. plans as they are understood here to night, the entire First corps will fol low, the different brigades going out as rapidly as transportation can be ar ranged. While Gen. Brooke, in person, had nothing to give out for publication, one of the best posted officers of the First corps admitted that it was the purpose to move the entire corps, 'which num bers about 36,000 officers and men. The legimenis of the F,rs t corps are: Fifth Illinois, Third Wisconsin, First Ken- ' tucky, Third Illinois, Fourth Pennsyl- I var.ia, Fourth Ohio, Sixteenth Penn sylvania, Second Wisconsin, Third Kentucky, Tnirty-fiist Mich'gan, One Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana, First j Georgia, Sixth Ohio, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Indiana, First West Vir ginia, Second Ohio, First Pennsylvania, Fourteenth Minnesota, Twelfth Minne sota, F,r_t South Carolina, F.ftn Penn sylvania, Eighth Massauchusetts, Twenty-first Kansas, Twelfth New- York, Ninth Pennsylvania, S.cor.d M s souri and First New Hampshhe. At headquarters this afternoon there was general activity among the officers who are to go with Gen. Brooke. Most of them completed the work of packing their baggage and getting everything ready for an early departure. It is not definiUly known tonight when Gen. Brooke and his staff wiil start. Gen. Brooke will be succeeded in command at Camp Thomas by Maj. Gen. Wade, who is at p.esent in command of the Third corps. SAMPSON EXPLAINS. Says Delay in Departure of Gen. Miles Was Kot His Fault. WASHINGTON, July 21.— Concerning the naval convoys of Gen. Miles' expe- I dition from Cuba to Porto Rico, the navy department today made public the following statement: "Admiral Sampson telegraphs this afternoon to the secretary of the navy that there has been no delay in fur nishing ample convoy to Gen. Miles. A day or two ago the Cincinnati and New Orleans were both placed at his disposal. The Columbia and Yale, car rying troops, are both powerfully arm ed, says the admiral's telegram, and this is an ample convoy for his expedi tion and to effect his landing. The Annapolis, Wasp and Leyden had been ordered from Nipe, the Gloucester also added and the three monitors or dered from Key West. Under these circumstances, there certainly has been no lack of -naval assistance. If Gen. Miles preferred to wait, the delay was his own. However, in further answer to his request, the Massachusetts and Dixie were also added this morning, and he has probably started." This statement shows that Gen. Miles will be backed In effecting his landing on Porto Rican soil by a strong squadron of the navy. In addition to the vessels named In the statement, it is officially admitted for the first time that the powerful monitors Terror, Amphitrite and Puritan, which have been at Key West, are under orders to proceed to Porto Rico to assist in the reduction of the Spanish forces there. WARSHIPS "iUSY. Bombarded a Signal Tower, Doln^ Grent Damcse. MADRID, July 21.— A dispatch from Havana says the American warships near Manzanillo separated yesterday, five proceeding to a point off Cape Cruz, where they bombarded a signal I tcwer, causing damage. FRIDAY MORNING JULY 22, 1893. PORTO RICO WILL BE KEPT I STARS AND STRIPES ARE TO FLOAT THERE FOREVER Scinl-Ofltcial Announcement to That Effect Made in Washington Only Indemnity That In in Si K ht Future of the Philippines and Cnha Will Be Decided hy Events — Campaign in Porto Rico. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe. ) Corcoran Building. \ WASHINGTON, July 21.— (Special.)— Commodore Watson's departure for Spanish waters Is one of the topics yet under discussion here, but Porto Rico absorbs Interest today. The Spanish island Is to be taken and retained as ] an American possession. That is what is given out semi-offlcially at the na-1 tional capital as the latest morsel of sensational war news. This informa tion comes in such a way, and through such a source, that there is considered little doubt as to its correctness. It is now said that it has been the govern ment's intention from the outset. There is thought to be little if any probabil ity of Spain being in a position to pay the expenses of the war that is now be ing waged, and if she cannot pay now it is argued that she will never get to gether a sufficient sum to reimburse the United States government for its outlay In bringing about the independ ence of the Philippines and Cuba and the releasing of thousands of human beings from conditions worse than slav ery. FUTURE OF CUBA. The future of Cuba will depend large ly upon the ability of the Cuban peo ple to govern themselves. The present is not regarded as a fair test of their capacity in that direction, and they will, it is said, be given ample oppor tunity to show what sort of material they are made of after the United States has established a regime based upon humane lines and the betterment of the conditions of all the people on the island. That the Americans will continue to control Cuba for an in definite period is now generally recog nized. Just how long that term will be will depend largely upon the Cubans themselves. CONTROL OF PHILIPPINES. The control of the Philippines, it is said here in well-posted circles, will be governed largely by future events. It is not believed that the United States government is over anxious to retain the Philippines. It will certainly have something to say about their future, and may retain a coaling station there, | but there seems to be a growing belief that the Philippines, as a permanent possession, would not be as desirable as was at first thought. As to the Lvadrones — well, it is said that those Islands would make an excellent coal ing station, and that for that reason they may be retained by the American government. SEEKING ANNEXATION. It is known that the insurgents un der Chief Aguinaldo are seeking an nexation of the Philippines by the United States. They want no more of Spanish misrule, and seem to have ar rived at the conclusion that the best form of government for them Is either actual annexation by the United States or something in the form of a protecto- ) rate. All the talk about disaffection among the insurgents at Manila is re garded here as mere fiction. It is said that, when Admiral Dewey is ready to occupy Manila, he will take the place, and will be assisted by Aguinaldo. PORTO RICAN CAMPAIGN. There is every evidence that there will be no repetition of the scenes en acted before Santiago in the reduction of Porto Rico. The government will send a sufficient force of troops to over whelm the enemy, and there will be a much smaller casualty list after the island has been taken than occurred before Santiago. The government will send Gen. Miles to Porto Rico with the understanding that there he is to remain for an indefinite period, and he will take with him troops and sup plies that will render Impossible a re petition of the hardships endured by American troops in the Cuban cam paign. ______ GOVERNOR OP SANTIAGO. Gen. Leonard Wood Said to Have Succeeded Gen. Mclvihhln. WASHINGTON, July 21.— The pub lished report from Cuba that Gen. Leonaid Wood, who went to the island as colonel of the rough riders, has been appointed as temporary governor of Santiago, to succeed Gen. Chambers McKibbin, cannot be CDnfirmed tonight at either the White house or the war department. Officials do not say the report is Inaccurate, but simply that they have no Information concerning it. It is pointed out that by the terms of the president's proclamation, Gen. Shafter. as commander-in-chief of the American forces in Cuba, is governor bcth of the city of Santiago and the province. He may delegate to some officer of his command, of course, un der his supervision, the dutks of gov ernor of Santiago city, but he would not necessarily inform the department immediately of that fact. WOODFORD NON-COMMITTAL.. Claims His Visit to Washington la Personal and Professional. WASHINGTON, July 21.— Gen. Stew art L.. Woodford, who represented this government at Madrid had an inter view with the president this afternoon that occupied over an hour. He will re turn to New York tomorrow. Gen. . Woodford made an express and spe cific disclaimer of any political signifi cance In his visit here at this time. His visit, he said, was purely on per sonal and professional business, In no way connected with the war situation. He was not called here, he said, nor was there any truth In the reports com menting on his visit as indicative of an early peace movement. When Minister Woodford set sail for Spain very soon after his appointment, the;e were several matter, of professional detail here, coming up in his legal work, that he had no time then to dis pose of. These were left over until his return here, and, s_.ve a hurried and brief trip immediately after his recall, he had not been in Washington since. These and matters of a personal na ture, It Is explained, have brought him ever here on a two days' stay, and now have been closed. Mr. Woodford's de nial that his trip had any bearing on the situation was positive and une quivocal. He, however, declined to b» quoted or to discuss any phase of the situation. While here, however, there is no doubt of his having given the admlTiis'tration the benefit of his knowl edge of Spanish affairs. EFFECT OF PROJECTILES. Ordnance Bureau Officials Anxious to Scan Sampson's Report. WASHINGTON, July 2L— The anx iously awaited r.port of Admiral Samp son on the naval fight with Cervera's squadron is now on the way here on the cruiser St. Paul, under Capt. Sigs bee, which left Siboney the day before yesterday. The trip to New York is three or four days, so the report is due to be In the hands of the government next Saturday or Sunday. After going over it the authorities will make public liberal extracts on the details of the engagement. This and the supplemental reports of the fleet officers are awaited with great Interest, not only from the light they throw on this memorable fight, but from the technical lesson they will give on ex plosives, projectiles, etc. Thus far not a word has been received by the de partment to show what kind of explo sives did the most effective work. Capt. O'Neal, of the ordnance bureau, Is par ticularly interested in thi3 portion of the report for the technical lessons lt Will teach, and he has sent orders for detailed reports on the effectiveness of naval projectiles, Including the dyna mite projectiles thrown at the shore. The reports so far of the dynamite projectiles Indicated that they had done ftarful damage, but the examinations since, of the fortifications, do not show any appreciable damage. The techni cal report will show just what results can be obtained from tha projectiles in use in the navy, some of them being in the experimental stage. ARE NOW ON THE WAY. Gen. Wilson's Command Gone to Join Gen. Miles. CHARLESTON, S. C, July 21.— The expedition which started for Porto Rico from here Wednesday evening finally got to sea today. The Grand Duchess and the No. 30, with Gen. Wil son and the Second and Third Wiscon sin regiments, spent the night off Sum ter. At 8 o'clock this morning tugs took them out through the jetties. It was not until 8 o'clock tonight that they were followed by the No. 21, car rying the Sixteenth Pennsylvania and two companies of the Sixth Illinois. The work of loading the last-mentioned vessel went busily forward all day. Some trouble was experienced in get ting the 1,000 mules that were to go on ship aboard, but otherwise the work was done rapidly and without the least accident. The men of the Sixteenth were most enthusiastic over the chance of shortly seeing active service in Porto Rico, and they were given en thusiastic cheers by thousands of peo ple who were assembled to see them off. : ' SUSPECTS SET FREE. Passengers Fre'm the Seneca Land, ed nt the Battery. NEW YORK, July 21.— Dr. Doty be came convinced today, that his first diagnosis of the cases of fever which came into port on the Seneca was a correct one, and nothing worse than malarial fever existed. He, therefore, today began the discharge of some of those sent to Hoffman island. Dr. Doty tonight transferred the fol lowing passengers of the transport Seneca from Hoffman island to the Liberty landing at the battery, near the barge office, arriving at 8 o'clock: Mrs. Sylvester Scovel. Gen. Envers Pasha, envoy militaire, Ottoman empire. Lieut. S. Aklyama, Japanese navy. Capt. Lieut. Yon Rebeur, Imperial German navy. V. E. Anderson, commander royal Swedish navy. Capt. Abildgard, military attache to the legation of Sweden and Nor way. Col. Yermoloff, military attache to the imperial Russian embassy, and servant. GARCIA IS ALIVE< Now Rnmor Has It He Has Deserted Gen. Shafter. NEW YORK, July 21— A Santiago special, dated July 20, says that Gen. Garcia has written a letter to Gen. Shafter declaring that he is disgusted at his treatment at the hands of the Americans, and will theiefere wit. d: aw his forces to the hills. Among the things of which Gen. Garcia complains is the failure of th.3 American commander to officially noti fy him of the surrender of the Spanish foro£3 under Gen. Toral, and he is also incensed at the alleged fact that he was not invited to be present at the ceremony attending the formal capitu lation of Santiago. Another grievance is the retention of Spanish civil authorities In the ad ministration of their functions in San tiago. For these reasons, Garcia declares, h. will no longer co-operate with the ni!mW!!«i!!iHi!l!HII!Ki:»!^ i fl a Will Cervera Become an American ? I ■ ■ I ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 21.— A well defined || rumor, which cannot, however, be traced to an au -1 thoritative source, was on everybody's lips here today M §j to the effect that Admiral Cervera had expressed a * c determination not to return to his native country at g the close of hostilities between the United States and H g Spain. It is said the admiral has decided to take up ** v his residence in Boston, whither he will repair with § his son, Lieutenant Cervera, who is also a prisoner, k ' §| as soon as peace is declared. * MM 7E711 B "I'SJIIS ll!«!!IIIKI!li_! !' :i ''S!7aP , '«rMrKl7s ! "'X' :: 'a-S::' : W' : '87-J forces under Gen. Shafter's command, but will act Independently, as he did before the American troops landed in Cuba. Ships to Be Converted. WASHINGTON, July 21.— Tha Buffalo, lats the Nlctheroy, purchased from the Bazl'lai government, sailed today fr,-f_ Newport N;wj in company with the Rainbow for New Yo. k. There the Buffalo is to be turned Into an efficient cruiser while tho Ra.u.ow Will be made a refrigerating ship, CUBAN LEADERS SATISFIED RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS OF AMERICANS IN CUBA President o_ the Culinn Junta Dis credits Stories of Reported Fric tion Between Cuban Soldiers and Americans at Santiago Believes Garcla's Regulars Will Work as Loyally as United States Soldiers. WASHINGTON, July 21.— Gen. Pal- j ma, president of the Cuban junta, is in the city. He does not credit the stories about the reported friction be tween Cuban soldiers and the Ameri cans. "I think," he said, "all Cubans recog nize the nice work of the United States in helping the Cubans to attain their independence. I cannot think any regular soldiers of the Cuban arm:/ have refused to help build roads, dig trenches, etc. I don't know what some cf the few scattered soldiers may have done, but it is not reasonable to sup pose that any of the regulars under Garcia have declined to perform such tpi!lllll!l«l!IB!lll«llllBIIIHII!!nillB!llllW I WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. a I Gen. Miles has sailed for Porto Rico. a ■ Admiral Dewey may bombard Manila the present ( | week. c 1 United States will retain Porto Rico. § f§ 'Filipinos seek protection of America. f| B Second expedition of American troop 3 arrives at j§ 1 Manila. g ■ _?t/6a/7 Ge/7. Palma discredits story of the death of g ■ Gen. Garcia. | ■ Commodore Watson's departure for Spanish waters g 8 delayed by use of warships in convoying the Porto Rico jj ~\ expedition. All celebrations of the queen regent's birthday sup- X pressed because of Spain 's misfortunes. * ~ Rumored that Admiral Ceruera will become an Ameri- E g can citizen. I Twelve thousand American troops now on the way to " | Porto Rico. M.U...5--Z .s s service. Gen. Garcia, from the begin ning, said he was ready to do all that was necessary to aid the Americans, and his soldiers have for years been doing just such work as you refer to. They have grown accustomed to it." "What do you estimate as the num ber of Cuban soldiers under arms in Cuba at the present time?" was asked. "I think we have about 55,000 Cuban soldiers under arms in Cuba now," said Gen. Palma. "There are probably about 4,000 or 5,000 soldiers with Garcia, and the balance of them are scattered all over Cuba. It must be remembered that we have possession of a good I many towns, and there must be guard maintained over them by our Cuban j army. All through the provinces there | are needs for the protection which is 'j offered by these soldiers. Must of our cavalry is in Puerto Principe." Gen. Palma does not credit the re ports regarding the death of Gen. Gar cia. He said he had a letter from Gar cia a few days ago and believes he is still alive. __ POWER OP A SHELL. Government Gains an Idea of It From Damage Done the Indiana. WASHINGTON, July 21.— The _avy department has obtained a very strik ing conception of the tremendous pow er of a shell bursting within the in cisure of a battleship, from a report which has just been received at. the department from Capt. Taylor, of the Indiana. Aside from the actual burst ing energy of the shell, described by Capt. Taylor, it is perceived from this report that danger was experienced from fire, owing to the fact that the Indiana is not, like some battleships of later construction, fitted with fire-proof -wood throughout. It is safe to assume that this report, taken in connection with the destruction of the Spanish vessels in a large part by fire, off San tiago, will lead the navy department to redouble instead of relax its efforts to protect the American warships from fire by all known scientific means. Capt. Taylor's report reads as follows: "United Stales Battleship Indiana, off San tiago, July 6, 1898. "About 12, midnight, last night, the ship 1 was struck by a shell, apparently from an B inch mortar, which pierced thi deck— he fl sh plate between beams 76 and 77— four inches from the starboard rail. The shell exploded in compartment B 100, Just forward of the cabin door, fragments piercing the water pipe bulkhead In two places near the stir board cabin door. Large fragments pierced the water-tight berth deck in two places, en tering the paymaster's stateroom. Large fragments also pierced and completely wrick ed the watertight hatch plate leading to the orlop dock. The rooms In the vicinity on both sidos were badly wrecked, considerable damage being done to the furniture and cor rugated ' bulkheads, the bookcase being knocked over and many books Injured. A leak started in the fire main by a small frag ment, and the whole compartment was sd fllkd with smoke that It necessitated taking up the battle hatches on the main deck. Only a few Bparks of fire were observed, which were quickly put out, as a stream of water was played Into the compartment im mediately after the shell struck." Capt. Taylor ends with the statement that no one was injured, and that his ship was in perfect condition for bat tle. Newspaper Men on Seneca. i NEW YORK, July 21.— The following Is a complete list of newspaper corr spondenta 1 who came here by the steamer Seneca «ad PRrCB TWO CENTS— |»»/rat„. are detained at Hoffman Island: Chailes E. Hands, London Dally Mall; James O'Donncll Bennett, Chicago Journal; Morton Smith, At lanta Journal; Harris Hancock, Co!d»n Hfure; Kenneth G. Bella rs, St. Louis Chronic c John Ewan, Toronto Globe; James Langland, Dally News, Chicago; J. E. Chamberlain, Tran script, Boston; G. B*. Harris, Chicago Record; H. L. Reach, Associated Press. GRIM REMINDERS. Inspection of Wrecked Spanish Ships In Manila Day. NEW YORK, July 21.— A correspond ent, writing from Cavite, Manila, July 12, relates the result of an inspection of the hulls of the Spanish warships : sunk in Manila by the squadron of Ad miral Dewey. The cruiser Reina Chris tina shows the most complete destruc- ] tion. The course of the Olympia's eight-inch shell Is clearly traced by a line of ruin extending from her stern to her waist. All her woodwork is to tally destroyed. There are very few large shot holes through her hull, the principal ones being from a six-Inch shell amidship, and from four-inch | shells. Charred human remains were seen In several places. A large heap of remains near where the ladder stood shows that a rush to escape was made by the engineer force. All were lost, as the hatches to engine and fire rooms were closed. The cruiser Castillo was less burned, but was terribly wrecked. There are plain traces where six big shells tore immense holes in her wooden hull. When the fire started, the weight of the guns caved the hull in ward. The warship is now a mass of twisted Iron and charred beams, a very bad wreck, resembling that of the Maine in appearance. Everything aft from the engines was shattered. Three I large shells entered amidship. The number of deaths was not so large as on the Reina Christina. The Don Antonio de Ullna did not burn. She sank quickly, riddled with shells of all sizes. The greatest havoc was done by the six-Inch shells. A number of dead bodies all huddled together near the ladder leading to the superstructure shows that the men were killed by a shell as they were attempting to lift the treasure chest to the superstructure and save it FOUR WOMEN DROWNED FATAL OUTCOME OF A SWIMMING PARTY AT MORTON Two of the Victims Cnaght in n Whirlpool in the Minnesota Riv er, and the Other Two Gave Their Lives Also In an Attempt at Res cue Trajfeilj- Unique in Its Pathetic and Heroic Features. REDWOOD FADES, Minn., July 21. — (Special.) — A swimming party in the Minnesota river at Morton, Renville county, this afternoon, resulted in a quadruple drowning, the victims all being young women between the ages of nineteen and twenty-one. Those drowned were: BARBARA GALLE. RACHAEL GA___E. MARTHA LORENZ. ALVINA REIZ. The Misses Galle were sisters, the daughters of Daniel Galle, of Morton. Miss Reiz was a visitor at the place where the tragedy occurred. The affair In spite of its sadness Is not without its heroic side. Two of the girls ventured too near a dangerous part of the river and before they realized their peril were caught in the whirlpool. Their cries attracted the other two, and though the danger must have been appreciated, there was no hesitation. They started to the rescue. Their efforts, however, were in vain, and after a struggle to save the two who were first imperiled the strength of all became exhausted and all four were drawn under by the treacherous wal er. An early alarm was given and hun dreds of people crowded to the banks of the river. It was too late to at tempt a work of rescue, but there were eager volunteers in the search for the bodies. In about half an hour all four had been recovered and despairing ef forts were made to restore life, but to no avail. In its pathetic, its tragic and its heroic features the drowning is unique, though the Minnesota river at various limes has claimed many victims. EIL.VTE RELEASED. It Was Fonnd 'Hint a Verhul Parole Was Sufficient. WASHINGTON, July 21.— The navy department has rescinded the order compelling commanding officers of the Spanish fleet destroyed off Santiago to give a written parole or suffer con finement on the prison ship Santee, at Annapolis. Admiral Cervera was per mitted to give a verbal parole, and Capt. Eulate, of the Vlzoaya, demand ed the same privilege. He declined to sign the written parole, and was there fore ordered on board the Santee. In looking up precedents, the navy department has found that captive commanding officers of warships are required to give a verbal parole only, and Capt. Eulate was therefore re leased. The v.-ritten paroles of all the other officers of the Spanish navy at Annapolis were received at the navy department today. In each case the officer had written on the form that he accepted the parole "as the admiral understands it." Un ■ ii MAY BOMBARD MANILA BEFOrA CLOSE CF THE MEEK AWAITING ARRIVAL OF THOGPtf TO TAKE POSSESSION BELIEVED SPANIARDS V » ; L |J PROMPTLY StRIiENDEU ,/ They Have Heard of the Defeat ok Admiral Cervera'. Fleet, aud ArJ Greatly Depressed Thereby —J Abandoned Hoi.c of Relief Kr-J Camarn, Whom TUey Exyeeted td Arrive at Manila Jane I« P>,;J Ipplne* Will Never Retnrn "J Spanish Rnle Is Mm, Openly A.J ■erted In Europe. MANILA, July 18 (via Hong Eon* July 21).-Unless the Spaniards'- - render lr. the meantime. Admir.l D ey will bombard the fortifications o_ Manila by the end of this week pro vided the troops are ready to take pos session immediately. The first detachment is already in the field at Paranaque, two miles from Manila. The Spaniards are reported to be buoyed up by the hope that the Cadia fleet, due here on July 16, would ar rive here soon, but the news of th^ d - struction of Admiral Cervera's squad ron, brought yesterday, by the Jap ese cruiser Nanawa, may 'lead them to surrender. The insurgents are constantly har assing the Spaniards on both sides ot the city, but they are che -ked by * big guns of the Malite and Santa Mlaa fortifications. The second detachment of the Unil | States military force arrived in ex, - lent condition, though four died on the voyage. A Spanish steamer, the Vosol, having on board a native crew from the . - ayes islands, southerners, is now in the hands of the insurgents. The crew volted, killed the. Spanish officers, and reached Tayabao, in the southern • art of the island of Luzon, but there quarreled with Tagalon Insurgents, an I returned to Iloilo, which is looked v on as indicating that the Vi.ayes are willing to join the Tagalons. In any case, it is considered certain that the Philippine islands will never be amal gamated, and that they will never re turn to Spanish rule. Therefore, the only alternative, in the opinion of the best-informed people here, is foreign rule, American or British. AGUINALDO 3 CABINET. HONG KONG, July 21.— Letters re ceived here from Cavite, dated Jul. say that American transports have hoisted the American flag on an island, supposed to be Watts' island. Gen. Aguinaldo has organized the Philippine cabinet at Bacoor, with the following personnel: President of Council— Gen. Aguinaldo. Secretary of War— Baldimero Aguinalco nephew of Gen. Aguinaldo. Secretary of the Interior— Leander Lbar.'a Secretary of State— ilaraino Trias. A Cavite letter, dated July 17, says that Gen. Anderson has quartered the California battalion at Paranaque, sev eral miles from Manila. The blockade is effective, and mails are not allowed to enter Manila except by warship. AGUINALDO IS ANXIOUS. LONDON, Juiy 22.— The Hong Kong correspondent of the Dally Mail says: "Gen. Aguinaldo's cabinet took tha oath of office at Bacoor on Sunday in the presence of 5,000 natives. A fire works display followed. Aguinaldo is restless under American restraint and wants to capture Manila. United States Consul Williams, who is at Ca vite, has written to United States Con sul Wildman here, strongly urging hi.-n to come to Cavite and reason with Gen. Aguinaldo.with whum he has great influence. Mr. Wildman starts at the end of the week." ARRIVAL OF TROOPS. Report From Hoiik Kong Verified by Admiral Dewey. SAN FRANCISCO, July 21.— A gp - clal, dated Hong Kong. July 20, sayi the second fleet of troops from the United States has reached Mania. The China arrived on the afternoon of Ju y 16, and the Zeaiandia. Colon and £fc :i --ator on the morning of thd 17th. Four deaths occurred during the voyage — Lieut. Lazelie ar.d Private Maii.lo*. ,>£ the Eighteenth infant y; Sergeant Ged des, of the First Nebraska, and Private Wlseband, of the First Ootorad >. Otherwise all are very well. WASHINGTON, July 21.— The navy department t_d_ afternoon published the following: "Cavite, July 15, via Hong Kong, July 20. — Situation unchanged. Second army d.- w :i --mont arrived today. All woll on boar.l Dm health of the squadron continues good; no sickness whatever. — "I>< SEEK ANNEXATION. Filipinos Look for Support Front the I'nlted StnteN. NEW YORK. July 21.— A _j from Hong Kong says: Gen. Agmln leader of the Philippine lnsin fighting for annexation to th Ui States. The Cortes and Baaa faxn and other families of Influence on island, have been giving money i". to buy armis for the insurgents on as surances from the United States sul here, Mr. Wild-Ban, tl at th y COO J trust to the American spirit of Ju_ TROOPS FOR MAMI..V. Four Thousand More Are to Be I!or rled Forward. SAN FRANCISCO, July 21.— The United States ship Arizona, the gov ernment's latest acquisition as a trans port, arrived from Tacoma today. She carries 250 first-class passengers, 1,2">0 second-class, and 3,000 tons of freight. A detachment of guards from the Fif ty-firstt lowa volunteers has been sent on board the Arizona. She will he fitted out at once, as also will be the transport Scandia. On the Rio, which sails Saturday, fifty officers, 846 enlist ed men, and ten civilians— a total of SO6