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VCL. XXI.— NO. 23*5.
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RUMOR THAT M'LEAN WILL SUC
CEED SECRETARY ALGER
THE REPORT CAUSES A SENSA
TION AMONG DEMOCRATS
nUSCBDBKTS CITED KOR SICH AC
TION BY THE PRESIDENT
Political Revolution Predicted for
Ohio Slitmld the Humor Prove
True Factional IMuht in the
Approach iiiK Convention and All
Otlier I Mini Issues Overshadowed
In Dlgeualoa of the Alleged At
titude of Editor MoLean Brice,
S«ir«y and Other Element;* Said to
He HnHlty Engaged Circulating
the Story.
DAYTON, 0., Aug. 22.— A special
from Cincinnati was reproduced in thu
papers here tonight, that John R. Mc-
Lean would not be represented by
Chairman Dan McConville, Lewis G.
Bernard or any other of his former
litutt-r ants who are at this convention,
and the reason for his not taking part
v.as eaid to be due to the report that
John R. McLean is to succeed Gen.
R. A. Alger as se?retary of war in
McKlnley's cabinet. Th:s caustd more
stir among the delegates than any
thing thai has been sprung for years at
Ohio conventions. Although McLean
v.as prominently before the last Demo
cratic convention for the presidential
nomination and would have been elect
ed senator in place of Hanna if the
Democrats had carried the legislature
last November, and, although his pa
per v.as considered a leading advocate
of Bryan and free silver, the story
about McLean probably becoming the
successor of Alger was believed by
many of the delegates. They cited the
caj=e of Hayes appointing Keyes, a
Southern Democrat, as his postmaster
general, and later of Cleveland making
Protest Against Garrison Duty.
Second Letter to The Globe From Chickamauga,
<&). To The St. Paul Globe:
CAMP THOMAS, Lytle, 6a., Aug. 19.— Many false re- <§>
*k* ports are being circulated telling of the willingness of l
certain regiments to go to the front to do garrison duty, jf
In the hour of need many of us left good homes, yt
A families and good positions to help defend the honor of /L
<n y our country, and now that the war is practically over we d[
<& wish to return to our homes and families. *(j£
It is mine, and the opinion of many others, that J
n* those who wish to return home should be mustered out *fjl
and those wishing to stay should bs taken for garrison \
A duty. I am, respectfully, —A Private, "L
Twelfth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. &
Gresham his secretary of state, and
eaid that McKlnley had appointed Lee,
"Wheeler and other Democrats to lead-
Ins places, and that greater surprises
In politics than this had happened. It
was conceded If McLean should be
come McKinley's secretary of war and
his paper an administration journal,
that It would cause a political revolu
tion, as McLean and his paper have
been the most potent factors in this
State as well as in Kentucky, Indiana
a-nc! other states for free silver.
The factional fights and all other
urual issues have been overshadowed
t-rifrht by the discu-si,n of the reports
about the attitude of McLean and the
Eivjuirer. While some delegates are
busy denouncing it as an ante-conven
tion sfneation and ridiculously absurd.
It Is certainly commanding more at
t.-nti<»r. than other matters which are
not disputed. The Brice. Sorg and
other elements seem to be circulating
very studiously the McLean story,
T.hfther they believe it true or not.
DELEGATES PRESENT.
Quite a number of delegates are here
for the Democratic state convention,
ivhirh meets here tomorrow and
"Wednesday. While the convention
does not assemble until Wednesday,
the real contest comes tomorrow at the
district and committee meetings, when
the new state central committee and
other committees are selected. The
feature of the convention is the con
test between the Bryan and the anti-
Bryan men for control of the state or
ganization, which will lie directly ef
fective next year, when nominations
are to be made for governor ft d other
state offices, and indirectly in 1900 on
the nomination for president. Ex-
Congressman Paul J. Sorg, who is men
tioned for the gubernatorial nomina
tion next year, is classed as a Bryan
man. Ex-Collector Joseph H. Dowling
Is here as his manager. Chairman W.
TODAY'S BULLETIN.
Page.
I— Rumored Political Revolution.
Staples Will Case on Trial.
Spanish Commissioners Named.
Hawaii Formally Annexed.
2 — Suffering at Havana,.
Pythlans at Indianapolis.
Beilach's Mind Gone.
S — Camp Thomas Worse than Cuba.
Twelfth Regiment Moves.
Fifteenth Changes Oamp.
Battery Boys Swelter.
4— Editorial.
St. Paul Social News.
6 — Sporting News.
Saints Win from Brewers.
White Boar Yachtiug.
$— Markets of the World.
Bar Silver, 59% c.
Cash Wheat, 66c.
7— News of the Railroads.
Minneapolis Matters.
News of the Northwest.
B— Eustls Ignores State Press.
Dearth's Annual Report.
A* St. Paul Hotel*,
local Political New*
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
W. Durbln, of the state central com
mittee, arrived early today and is co
operating with Dowllng. Allen O.
Myers, George Karb, James Ross and
others, who were in charge of the last
campaign, are also classed as Bryan
men. Judge Allen Smalley, who will
deliver the keynote speech as tempo
rary chairman of the convention, is
enthusiastic for Bryan. The pronounc
ed gold Democrats are not co-operating
in the convention. The fighting is be
tween those who supported Bryan, and
the convention will, no doubt, declare
strongly for free silver. With William
Bell, H. C. De Kan, Lake Jones, Thad
deus Cromley and other* for secretary
of state, and many for minor offices,
there is no lack of candidates, but the
contests over the organization and
platform leave the nominations in the
background.
POLITICAL. STORM CENTERS.
Xcw York In the East and in the
West Wlsi-unsln.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— The pres
ent indications are that New York and
Wisconsin will become respectively
the Eastern and Western centers of
politics this year. Each of these com
monwealths, besides electing a fuil
complement of state officers in Novem
ber, will choose a legislature which
will be charged with the duty of nam
ing a United States senator. The term
of Edward Murphy Jr., of New York,
expires next March, as does that of
John L. Mitchell, of Wisconsin. These
men hold a strong place in the affec
tions of the Democracy. They were
not wholly in sympathy with the finan
cial plank of the platform adopted at
Chicago In 1896, but they put aside
their convictions temporarily and earn
estly supported the ticket there nom
inated.
For a time it looked as if there would
be a close contest in Pennsylvania.
The supporters of the federal adminis
tration were without influence in the
Republican convention, and they
threatened to bolt when John Wana
maker was defeated for the governor
ship. The nomination of Stone, who
is simply a tool of Quay, was a bitter
pill for the McKinleyites to swaJlow.
However, they seem to have gulped
it down, with the assistance of Charles
Emory Smith, who is postmaster gen
eral in the McKinley cabinet. Wana
maker has retired to his bargain
counter and Insists that he is out of
politics. The reform crowd, who prom
ised to knife Stone at the polls, have
apparently burled their weapons, and
the Republican revolt against Quay
and his machine methods has subsid-
cd. Mr. Smith, who controls a news
paper in Philadelphia, has used Us
columns to preach forbearance and
charity in politics since the adjourn
ment of the convention.
The postmaster general is now work
ing hand in glove with Quay. He has
told his friends that tfhe election of a
Democratic governor would be follow
ed by his resignation from office. It is
probable that Stone will pull through,
but the Republican majority will be
greatly reduced and the Democrats ex
pect to carry noHess than six congres
sional districts which are now repre
sented by Republicans.
In New York the Republican lead
ers are badly disturbed over the out
look. The Democrats will probably
nominate D. Cady Herrick, of Albany
for governor. He is one of the judges
of the appellate division of the supreme
court, and his judicial term deos not
expire until 1905.
Judge Herrick is a warm personal
friend of ex-Senator Hill, and is one
of the most popular Democrats in the
state. He is averse to leaving the
bench, but will not refuse the nomina
tion for governor If it Is tendered him.
Mayor Van Wyck could be nominated
for first place on the ticket, and It is
believed by some of the leaders that
he would make a stronger candidate
even than Judge Herrick. But his ele-
to the governorship would ne
cessitate a special election for the
mayoralty, and the leaders of Tam
many Hall are therefore unwilling for
Van Wyck to become a candidate for
governor.
The Democratic leaders of New York
fully expect to control the next general
assembly, thereby assuring the return
of Edward Murphy Jr. to the United
Slates senate for another term. The
Republicans have a slight advantage
In the number of hold-over senators,
but the Democrats are almost certain
to c^rry the lower house of the gen
eral assembly by a majority which will
enable them to control the legislature
on joint ballot. There is no opposition
to the re-election of Senator Murphy
fiom any Democratic quarter. Ex-
Senator Hill, Richard Croker and other
leaders of the party have gone on
record as favoring Mr. Murphy's re
election and if there Is a Democratic
majority in the legislature he will ba
returned without opposition from his
own party.
It is believed here that the situation
in Wisconsin is extr-imely favorable for
the Democrats. One of the Republican
representatives in congress from that
state while discussing the political out
look a few weeks ago with a friend In
this city said that the renominat'on of
Gov. Scofleld would surely mean Re
publican defeat in November. He went
on to explain that under the present
administration of state affairs the cor
porations had been given their own
way, while the" interests of the paople
had been almost entirely disregarded.
It is expected that the Democrats of
Wisconsin will nominate a strong can-
Continued on Second Pace.
TUESDAY MORNING AUGUST 23, 1898.
STAPLES CASE ON TRIAL
PROPERTY VALUED AT $1,OOO»
--000 IS INVOLVED
Grandson of the Dead Mllliotnal re
the Contestant In the Action
Brought to Set Aside the Will
Evidence Tending to Show Mental
Weakness Offered on the Open
ing Day— Adjournment Probable.
STII.L.WATER, Minn., Aug. 22.—
(Special.)— The contest of the will of
the late Hon. Isaac Staples, who died
the later part of June, leaving prop
erty estimated to be worth $1,000,000,
began in the probate court this morn
ing, before Judge Wilson. The con
testant is Edward S. Bronson, a grand
son of Mr. Staples and a son of Col.
W. G. Bronson. The trustees of the
estate are represented by Judge C. E.
Flandrau, of St. Paul, and F. W. Gail,
of this city, and the contestant is rep
resented by W. P. Warner, of St.
Paul, and John C. Nethaway, of this
city. The hearing is being held in the
district court room, and a large num
ber of witnesses were present at the
opening of court.
The estate took up Its side of the
case for the purpose of proving the
Will, and the first witness examined
was E. S. Brown, who testified that
the signature attached to the will was
that of Mr. Staples, and that the sig
nature of H. N. Setzer, who drew the
will, was also genuine.
The next witness was Reed Johnson,
of St. Paul, who testified that he was
present when the will was executed,
and that he had signed it as witness.
He did not see Mr. Staples sign the
will, but that the will had been signed
when he went Into the room. He did
not notice anything peculiar or strange
about Mr. Staples when the will was
presented to the witness for his sig
nature.
Mrs. Angellne Hover, of Hardline,
Minn., was the next witness. She tes
tified that she had known Mr. Staples
during the last six years prior to his
death and was a member of his house
hold, having gone there as a nurse
for his wife, and after her death he
had remained as Mr. Staples' nurse.
She remembered the making of the will
and signed It as a witness, but did not
read it. She did not see Mr. Staples
sign it. Mr. Staples had been in poor
health for several years prior to the
signing of the will, but was no worse
on the day the will was sijrned than
he had been previously. She always
had to assist him in remembering
things, and kept track of his business
to a certain extent for the purpose of
assisting him.
When Mr. Sstzer asked Mr. Staples,
in her presence, if it was his will, he
sat with his head bowed down and did
not look up, but answered "Yes."
STAPLES' MIND WEAK.
The witness went to Mr. Staples'
home March 29, 1892, and remained
there constantly until July last. She
took care of Mr. Staples and the house.
Mr. Staples was seriously ill in P'eb
ruary, 1893, and a consultation of phy
sicians was held at that time. He was
ill again in July, and was very weak.
His left side seemed paralyzed, and
he complained of aches and pains in
his head. He was out of his head
some of the time. His face was very
red and he breathed heavily, making a
noise with his lips. Following this ill
ness his mind seemed to be deranged,
and he couldn't talk straight. He con
tinued poorly until November of that
year, wh.en she accompanied him to
Hot Springs, Ark., where he had an
other bad spell. She took care of and
dressed him and also bathed him dur
ing the last five years. He was un
able to do it himself. He often refused
to take medicine, and gave as a rea
son for so doing that he was afraid of
being poisoned. He never seemed like
■himself after his first illness.
In 1894 he didn't seem to understand
very much and also refused to take his
medicine. He was out of his head ait
every sick spell, and his mind grad
ually grew worse. After that spell he
imagined he had another house, and
always spoke of going home, although
he was at his home. She let him have
his way about everything, the attend
ing physicians having told her not to
cross him in anything. He imagined
the pictures on the wall were people
and would talk to tlhem. He said a
great many things after his sick spell
that she considered peculiar. He claim
ed he saw water running over the car
pets. He would have hallucinations fre
quently. There had been a gradual de
cline from 1893 to the fall of 1894. The
witness related a number of incidents
bearing upon his condition from that
time until the time the will was sign
ed and later, and witness thought Sta
ples was out of his mind. She fre
quently went with him to his farm,
near the oity, where he would give
orders to the men that they could not
understand, and he frequently would
forget what he werot after. After his
sick spell in the spring of 1896 he was
weaker than he was before, and ehe
didn't think he was right mentally.
There are a large number of wit
nesses to be examined on both sid-^s,
and it will probably' take several weeks
to complete the hearing. In case it
is not completed next Saturday even
ing an adjournment will be taken un
til Sept. 15, one of the attorneys hav
ing some other business to attend to
during the interim.
The deposition of Dr. T. C. Clark,
who is the surgeon of the Twelfth Min
nesota volunteers, and was Mr. Sta
ples' physician during the last three
or four years, was taken at Chatta
nooga and will be offered in evidence.
Dr. Clark testifies that he thought there
was a gradual deterioration in Mr.
Staples, both physically and mentally,
from the time of his severe illness in
July, 1898, and thought there was a
breaking down of the vital forces.
WARSHIPS GO TO BOSTON.
They Will Undergo Repairs at the
Yards There.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— Orders
were issued today -to the navy depart
ment for a fleet of six warships to
proceed from Hampton Roads to Bos
ton. They are the Detroit, Helena, To
peka, Wilmington, Castine and Mariet
ta. All but the Wilmington are at*
Hampton Roads, having Just arrived
from Key West, and on the arrival of
. the Wilmington the start will be made
for Boston. It Is expected that Bosro.i
will be reached the latter part of tbe
week, affording an opportunity to the
people of that city to ccc some of the
ships that did the fighiting off Cuba.
The ships will undergo repairs at the
Boston yards. The naval movements
announced today include the arrival of
the three monitors Amphitrite, Puritan
and Terror at Guanica, Porto Rico. A
large number of the auxiliary craft,
which have been ordered to report at
Hampton Roads, have arrived there.
SAMPSON IN "WASHINGTON.
Commander of the Nortli Atlantic
Squadron Called on tlic President.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— Admiral
Sampson called on President McKin
ley today and spent thirty-five minutes
with him in discussion of the Cuban
commission's plans. He reached here
on the train from New York at 3:30
o'clock this afternoon, and drove im
mediately to the navy department.
There he spent some minutes exchang
ing- courtesies with the naval officials,
when Acting Secretary of the Navy
Allen drove with him to the White
house. Admiral Sampson referred
briefly to a number of important inci
dents in the war, and in response to
an inquiry from the president express
ed his gratification at the achievement
of July 3, when Admiral Cervera's fleet
was annihilated. The details of the
great battle were gone over quite thor
oughly. The president at the outset
took occasion to express his thanks to
the admiral for Che success of the bat
tle and showed deep interest in the
etory of the engagement as told by
him. The talk also bore on tihe rea
sons for not entering the harbor at
Santiago and the placing of the mines
an,d torpedoes in Cuban ports.
The plans of the commission to ar
range for the evacuation of Cuba were
talked over, and the president was
asked as to whether formal instruc
tions would be given the commission.
Mr. McKinley .told the admiral that
written instructions would be given
the commission in a few days. The
talk along this line was of a general
nature and laid down no strict line
of policy. During the cail Secretary
Alger came over from the war depart
ment to consult the president regard
ing the disposition of troops, and, find
ing Admiral Sampson there, joined in
the discussion.
Botih Rear Admirals Sampson and
Sohley had been invited here by the
president to confer on the plans of the
commission, but Admiral Sohley did
not arrive this afternoon.
Acting Secretary Allen announced
positively today that the admiral
would retain his command of the
North Atlantic squadron while one of
the Cuban commissioners. No time has
been fixed for the commission's de
parture. Pending the receipt of the
president's written instructions, Ad
miral Sampson will go to his home in
New Jersey to spend a few days.
SWORD POX DEWEY.
Blade Selected for Its Simple and
Saltd ITlti mm (j.
WASHINGTON, Avg\ 22.— The design
for the memorial gword the govern
ment is to present to Rear Admiral
Dewey, according to act of congress,
was finally determined upon today. A
great majiy designs have been submit
ted. The one selected is marked by
simple and solid elegance. The hilt of
•tihe sword, as originally submitted,
showed an eagle's head, but this was
changed to a plain and solid, but high
ly traced gold handle. The blade is
"damascened," and one side bears the
Inscription:
The gift of the nation
To Rear Admiral George Dewey,
U. S. N,.
In memory of the victory at Manila
Bay, May 1, 1898.
The scabbard is of dark blue dam
ascened metal, with tracery of gold.
One of the most marked features of
the original design was at the end
of the scabbard, w/here, in miniature,
a crown, presumably the Spanish
crown, was being run through by this
Dewey sword. The committee rejected
this suggestive feature and instead of
the pierced crown there is substituted
two dolphins.
FOREIGN POLICY.
President Will Receive Resolution*
on Sept. 16.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— Ralph M.
Early, secretary of the Saratoga con
ference on foreign policy, which has
just concluded its sessions, called on
the president todlay to arrange a time
for the presentation of the resolutions
adopted by the conference. Mr. Mc-
Klnley set the 15th of September, at
which time a committee of representa
tive business men and manufacturers
to be chosen will wait on the presi
dent.
SOUDAN EXPEDITION.
Gruesome Sight In the Formerly
Prosperous Jnnline Country.
ATBARA, Aug. 22.— The transport
column of the Soudan expedition, which
left Camp Atbara on Aug. 1, marching
along the left bank of the Nile to an
advanced post at Nasri island, arrived
at Metemmeh on Sunday last. The
column traversed the formerly pros
perous and thickly populated Jaallne
country, which is now completely de
serted and covered with the whitening
bones and sun-dried bodies of the tribes
massacreed by the Detvishss last year.
Everywhere are evidences of misery
and decay. The skillfully built Der
vish huts are deserted and crumbling.
Meterpmeh i:»rlf, a town of 5,000 h iuse3,
ie now a city of de.solation, its houses
in ruins, its alleys blocked with skele
tons and its court yards putrid with
corpses. The few -natives seen are dis
posed to be friendly.
The Second brigade parsed through in
boats on their way to the front. The
Nile is high. The sirdar having al
ready reconnoißered the river to Sha
bukla, within fifty miles of Khartoum,
found the passage easy for the general
boats.
A full advance is expectd to begin
shortly, and it is not unlikely that
Khartoum will be captured by the mid
dle of September. The heat is trying,
but the expedition is in good condition.
TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.
Washington, Aug. -22.— £«|kK>r Vicune,
envoy extraordinary acd minie er plenipoten
tiary of Chili to the \&iited States, has ar
rived here.
Washington, Aug. 22. — The president has
promoted Capt. Charles D. Sißsbee, United
States navy, now comamndlng the St. Paul,
by advancing him three numbers on the Ist
of captains la the navy tor "extraordinary
heroism."
AT THE FINAL HOUR
SPAIN FURNISHES AMERICA
LIST OF COMMISSIONERS
Official Roster Differs Materially
From Some ©at the ldut* Given in
Previous Dispatches Neither
Blanco Nor Hla«als In Named
Probable Object of the Spanish
Government Paris Commission.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— The state
department received a call from M.
Thiebout, the secretary of the French
embassy, and in charge during the ab
sence of Ambassador Cum.bon, who
bore a notification from the Spanish
gove nment of he mlli ary comnvsslon
ors for Cuba and Porto Rico. Under
the peace protocol, each government
was to name its military commissioners
within ten days, their meetings to be
gin within thirty days. TiiC- ten days
were up today, and accordingly Spain
gave the official notice of the appoint
ments. They are as follows:
For Cuba— Maj. Gen. Gonzales Parrado,
Rear Admiral Pastor y Landero, Marauia
Montera.
For Porto Rico— Maj. Gen. Ortega y Diaz.
Commodore of First Rank Vallarino y Car
rasco. Judge Advocate Sanchez del Acuila
y Leon.
Th? foregoing official list d ffers from
pome of the lists given in previous
dispatches, which have included Ad
miral Montojo, Gen. Blanco, Gen. Ma
fias and several other prominent Span
ish officers. Considerable significance
attaches to the naming of Marquis
Montero on the Cuban commission, a3
It indicates a purpose on the part of
Spain to go into the future govern
ment of Cuba. He is the only commis
sioner, Spanish or American, taken
from civil life. He is secretary of the
treasury of the Cuban autonomist cab
inet, and all his interests are connect
ed with the government of Cuba, rather
than with the military question of the
Spanish evacuation of Cuba. He is
named, it is believed, in order to carry
ou>t Spain's desire to have an under
standing as to the future government
of the island, he being intimately fa
miliar with the questions of the civil
administration of Cuba, As secretary
of the Cuban treasury, he is also fa
miliar with questions affecting the Cu
ban debt.
In view of the early meeting at Paris
of the Spanish-American peace com
missioners, arrangements are already
* SCHLEY AND EVANS STRICKEN. 1
j> BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 22.— Admiral Schley is §
| confined to his summer home, in Westport, by illness, |
| and no one except his attendants are allouued to see him 1
H or have any conversation with him. The illness is pro- i
I nounced a fever the character of which is not yet known, |
pg . !|
„ NEW YORK, Aug. 22.— 1t is said tonight at Roosevelt I
I Hospital that Captain Evans, of the battleship lowa, I
| would be brought to that institution late tonight or I
| early tomorrow morning. The captain is said to be suf- i
i fering from typhoid malaria. g
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under way for the entertainment of
this distinguished body. It is under
stood the commission will be the guests
of the French government.
The meetings of the peace commis
sion will be held a<t the French fore gn
office in the historic Salon dcs Am-bas
ss deurs.
The several commissioners will
choose their own private quarters, al
though Secretary Day may be the guest
of the United States embassy.
The president hop?s to be abe to an
nounce the names of the commissioners
on the part of the United States this
week.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— State de
partment officials give no intimation as
to wihen the" members of the peace
commission will be announced, nor as
to its personnel, the general under
standing being that the president him
self is giving 'his personal attention to
the selections.
The same is true as to the successor
to Ambassador Hay at London. As to
the latter it is understood that no final
choice had been made up to today.
BJORNSTAD REPORTED DEAD.
Captain of the Thirteenth Re£ln»<-nt
Wounded at Manila.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 22.— 1t is
reported, but the report is not con
firmed, that Private C. Dunn, of the
Astor battery, and Capt. Bjornstad
and Sergeant Burnsen, of the Minne
sota volunteers, have died of their
wounds since the battle at Manila.
Privates Pratt, Dickson and Fadim
have died from typhoid fever. Tho
other wounded officers and men are do
ing well and will recover.
Col. Reeve has been appointed chief
of police, and Capt. Blau, inspector,
with the Thirteenth Minnesota as a
guard to police the city. The regiment
is quartered in the best suburb of Ma
nila.
Maj. Bement has been appointed col
lector of customs.
The president has cabled Gen. Mer
ritt asking a complete list of wounded.
NEW YORK, Aug. 22.— The World
publishes a Manila cablegram reporting
•the deaths of Capt. Bjornstad and
Sergeant Burnsen, of the Thirteenth
Minnesota.
UNIQUE DOCUMENT.
Spanish PrlHOuern Thunk Their Cap
torn for Kind Treatment.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— A docu
ment entirely unique in the annals of
warfare was cabled tonight to the war
department by Gen. Shafter. It is in
the form of a congratulatory farewell
address issued to the soldiers of the
American army by Pedro Lopez de
Castillo, a private Spanish soldier, on
behalf of the 11,000 Spanish soldiers, re
turning thanks for kind treatment. No
similar document perhaps was ever be
fore issued to a victorious army by a
vanquished enemy.
ORDERED TO HONOLULU.
All Troops of Gen. Merritt's Depart
ment Now in San Frnnclicoi,
SAN FRANCESCO, Aug. 23.— A tele-
PRJCg TWQ_CggTa H g; r r E ,.,,.. T>
gram has been recedved from the war
department ordering all the troops of
Gen. Merritt's department remaining
here to be sent to Honolulu with at
least four months' subsistence and
medical supplies and to be held there
until further orders.
The transports Australia and City of
Sydney are "being cleaned preparatory
to carrying out this order.
SHAFTER'S PRISONERS.
The Official Number Surrendered
Fixed at 23,720.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— A dispatch
received by Adjt. Gen. Corbin tonight
from Gen. Shafter indicates that with
the fall of Santiago 23,726 Spaniards
surrendered. Of this number a few
less than 3,000 wete guerrillas and vol
unteers, making the total number to
be returned to Spain 21,000. Follow
ing is the text of the dispatch:
Santiago, Aug. 22.— Adjutant General, Wash
ington: I recommend that all the Mauser
rifles and the ammunition for the same be
shipped to some arsenal in the North with
as little delay as possible to prevent ru3t.
There are several millions of this ammuni
tion and probably 10,000 or 12,000 stands of
these arms. Of cours?, a large number of
those turned In were Keinlnglone and anot'ner
Inferior weapon. The surrender at Barracoa.
shows a total of 23,725 surrendered, a little
less than 3,000 of them being guerrillas and
volunteers, leaving about my original esti
mate of 21,000 to be shipped. So far no sick
ness among incoming regiments.
— Shafter, Major General.
In another dispatch Gen. Shatter re
ports that he now has sufficient trans
ports at Santiago to bring the re
mainder of the American troops to the
United States. The Spanish prisoners
are being embarked to return to Spain I
and Shafter expresses the belief that j
all will be en route to their home eoun- j
try by the latter part of the week. The
dispatch was as follows:
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 22.— H. C. CcrSin,
Adjutant General, Washington: The Berlia
has just arrived with the NLnth United SUtes
volunteer Infantry on board. There are now
plenty of transports here and in sight to |
take all the balance of troops and a large
number of convalescents. The Spmish priß- j
oners will all be loaded by Saturday: many j
are going on board today. I think they
will leave either the afternoon of the 23d or
the morning of the 24th.
—Shafter, Major General.
CUBANS KILL A SENTINEL.
Bad Feeling- Prevails Between Sol
diers and Native**.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Aug. 21 (de
layed in transmission). — A member of
the Eighth Illinois battalion, which is
guarding the town, was shot by Cv-
bans. The Cubans attempted to pass
the sentry, when the latter challenged
them, and they, failing to understand
the challenge, were fired upon by the
soldier, one of them being injured. The
crowd returned the fire, killing tho
sentinel.
The civil authorities yesterday rais
ed the Cuban flag. Gen. Wood ordered
it down.
BANKERS' CONVENTION.
It Is Expected Fully 500 Delegates
Will Be Present.
DENVER. Col., Aug. 22.— The in
pouring of the delegates to the twenty
fourth annual convention of the Amer
ican Bankers' association, which is to
meet here tomorrow, during the af
ternoon and evening, was greater th<in
had been expected, and the officers now
say there will not be less than 500 in
attendance when the first session
opens. Most of the delegates have
spent the last day or two at Omaha,
inspecting the exposition.
The executive council of the associa
tion held a jneeting tonight at the
Brown Palace hotel. Nothing of the
proceedings were made public.
The programme arrangement which
has been prepared by the local commit
tee began with a banquet to the execu
tive council at the Denver club tonight.
Covers were laid for eighty persons.
Hon. H. H. Lee, of Denver, acted as
toastmas-ter. The addresses were as
follows: "Welcome," ex-Gov. J. }i.
Grant, president Omaha and Grant
Smelting company, Denver; "Terri
torial Expansion and the American
Banking System," President Joseph C.
Hendrlx, New York; "Peace," E. T.
Jeffrey, president Denver & Rio Grande
Railway company; "Is Money Worth
What It Will Bring in the Open Mar
kets?" George H. Russell, Detroit,
Mich.; "The United States in 1865 and
Now," Robert J. Lowry, Atlanta, Ga.;
"The Army and Navy," Brig. Gen. F.
V. Sumner, U. S. A.; "Colorado not
Klondike," Hon. Alva A. Ames, gov
ernor of Colorado; "The Ladies — Are
They Good Bankers? If Not, Why
Not?" Alvah Trowbrldge, New York;
"Neither A Lender or Borrower," J. C
Montgomery.
ANGLO-AMERICAN DEAL.
One Broadly Hinted at by the Man
chester (iunrdian.
LONDON, Aug. 22.— The Manchester
Guard Itan says: We understand that
United States Ambassador Hay's recall
to Washington, to accept the portfolio
of secretary of state, is due to his spe
cial fitness to carry out a policy. In re
gard to which negotiations have been
proceeding for some time between
Washington and London, and upon
which a substantial agreement has
been reached, whereby the two coun
tries will act together in the Far East,
or "wherever American and British in
terests are identical. There is no In
tention of binding the nations in an
alliance. Each Is to be free to pursue
its own destinies in its own way, but
the governments will act together
diplomatically where their common in
terests are concerned
i m ira
STARS AND STRIPES FLOAT FROM
HAWAII PUBLIC BUILDINGS
HAWAIIAN FLAG DESCENDED
FOE THE LAST TIME
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES ATTEND*
ING THE SOLEMN EVENT
Tear. Were in the Eyes of Those
Who Were Born Inder the Kla*
That Will Be Seen No More, bot
Were Dn.hed Aside When the
American Color* Floated In the
Breeae Cheer« Greeted the Sub
stitution of the Star, and Stripe,
for the Hawaiian Banner I m _
IM>H(n M Formalities Witnessed hy
Thousands.
HONOLULU, Aug. 12 (via San Fran
cisco, Aug. 22).-Precisely at eight
minutes to 12 o'clock today the Ha
waiian flag descended from the flag
; staffs on all the government buildings
; and exactly at Hve minutes to the same
; hour the Stars and Stripes floated on
the tropical breeze from every official
flagstaff.
The ceremony of today was a most
impressive one. To hear the strains
of "Hawaii Poni" for the last time as
a national anthem; to hear the bug'e
blow taps as the Hawaiian ensign sank
! from its position and to notice the erno
| tion of many who had been born under
it and had lived their lives under it
was solemn.
But then came the call for the raising
of Old Glory, and the strains of -The
Star Spangled Banner" broke forth as
that banner was unfurled to the breeze.
Then the cheers broke forth and eyes
that had been dim for a few minutes
became bright and lightened up when
the Stars and Stripes blew out. The
picture presented in and around the
executive building was striking. In
the grounds and around all the ap
proaches were crowds of onlookers of
every section, of a varied nationality.
Notably remarkable was the number
of Hawaiians.
Within the grounds the military and
naval display was fine. Hawaiian
troops, United States marines, the
mounted patrol, the police and the
citizens' guard presented a splendid
appearance, while the platform for the
exercise and the verandahs of the ex
ecutive building were gay with bril
liant summer dresses, dancing feathers
and ribbons and the brightest faces
that Honolulu possesses. The uniforms
of staff and naval officers added
brightness to the scene. A line of
these stalwart, well-dressed men
stretched across the lawn from the
first step of the verandah and made a
distinctive mark in a massive group
ing which in itself was worthy of
special notice/
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES.
The ceremonies began with the de
parture of the national guard of Ha
waii from their drillshed, at five
minutes to 10 this morning. The par
ade was headed by a detachment of
twenty-six policemen, under command
of Capt. Lane and Lieut. Warren. Then
came the Hawaiian band, and the
drum corps. The regiment marched to
the boat landing to est»rt the troops
from the Philadelphia and Mohican,
which were already drawn up on
shore. These forces were commanded
by Lieut. Commander Stevens, and
consisted of one company of marines,
and two of bluejackets from the Phil
adelphia, two of bluejackets from the
Mohican and an artillery detachment
of two guns and forty-two men. Then
another detachment was headed by the
flagship's band. Several hundred men,
with guns, preceded the troops up the
main avenue, and took a position on
the left of the stand. The police de
ployed on either side of the avenue.
The Hawaiian bank took up a position
on the right of the stand, and the
Philadelphia's band on the left. The
first battalion of the Hawaiian regi
ment occupied a position to the left of
the stand and the second battalion was
on the right.
The United States troops were
stretched across the avenue in double
formation, while the marines were on
the right. At the steps of the veranda
were stretched halyards reaching to
the top of the staff on the main tower
of the government building. From this
floated the Hawaiian flag. The detail
in charge of these halyards and the
hauling down of the Hawaiian flag
was Corporal H. F. Kilboy and Pri
vates O. Winkler and A. Spilner, of
Company F. The detail of men in
charge of the raising of the American
flag was in command of J. Ward, cox
swain of the admiral's barge. The flag
itself was in charge of G. H. Platt,
gunner's mate of the Philadelphia, and
R. Winter, boatswain's mate of the
Mohican. The flag used for the occa
sion was the largest size used in the
navy, especially made at Mare island
for the purpose.
OFFICIALS ARRIVE.
As soon as President Di>le and his
cabinet came from the executive build
ing to the platform, the justices of the
supreme court followed, then Admiral
J. S. Miller, and then United States
Minister Harold Sewall cam <lown the
steps, followed by Capt. Wadleigh, of
the Philadelphia, and Capt. Wat kins,
of the Mohican, and their staffs, and
Col. Barber, of the First New York
regiment.
The proceedings opened with prayer
by Rev. G. L. Peterson, pastor of the
First Methodist church, of this city.
United States Minister Sewall th<-n
arose and addressed President Dole,
who had also risen, and presented him
with a copy of the resolution annexing
the Hawaiian islands to the United _
States. President Dole acknowledged
by presenting a copy of the treaty
making a political treaty of union with
the United States, and yielded to Min
ister Sewall, in behalf of tike United
States, the sovereignty and property
rights over Hawaii. Minister Sewall
said:
"Mr. President, I acknowledge on ba-

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