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CLASH AT ILOILO HTIHED BATTLE BETWEEN THE NATIVES AND AMERICANS MAY HAVE OCI'I'HHED GEN. MILLER WAS FIRM IN HIS DEMANDS AN ILTIMATIM TO INSURGENTS FOLLOWED BY THE LANDING OF TROOPS . MEN AND MACHINE GUNS IN THE BOATS Am the Disiiutfli Wnt_ Sent From the t'iipitul of I'anay the AnicricHir Commander Was About to En force Him Demand for an Imme diate Surrender The Sit nation < * rave. MANILA, Jan. I.— The following dis patch, dated Friday afternoon, Dec. 30, at Iloilo, Island of Panay, has just been received here by boat, telegraphic com munication with Iloilo not having been resumed: "The situation at Iloilo ls grave. Fif teen hundred natives, fully armed, are at Melo, a suburb of Iloilo. Several thousand more, it is reported, are awaiting orders to embark at several points on the island of Negros. fifteen hours' sail from Iloilo. All the women have withdrawn and many families have taken refuge with the Ameri cans. The rebels, after a consultation, In sisted upon an extension of time until Gen. Aguinaldo should be heard from. Gen. Miller, when thii_ demand was first made, declined to concede them time and insisted upon an answer be ing given him by noon today. At the same time he gave assurances that lives and property would be protected. "The foreign residents then petition ed Gen. Miller to grant the extension asked for, as a fight would cause great loss of life. This Gen. Miller also de nied, f "At the time stipulated a native oom mittee boarded the Newport, claiming they were able to preserve order in the city and surrounding country, and asking for a further extension. This .- Gen. Miller refused and prepared to land forces, and sent an emissary back to Manila for instructions. "The rebels are strengthening their positions and are preparing to resist. The streets of Iloilo are full of armed forces, who are constantly entering in every direction. There is great ex citement, which is increased by the ar rival of the gunboat El Cano. flying the Spanish flag. The public buildings, churches and boats along the river are filled with rebels. "The Newport's bor.ts, as the dis patch boat which carries this message is about leaving, are being lowered, with four machine guns mounted *in their bows. The lighten are alongside the transports. The United States transport Pennsylvania lies three miles* to the south with steam up." MESSAGE FROM OTIS Received at WnHhineton, hnt the Text Xot Made Public. WASHINGTON, Jan. I.— The war department today received a dispatch from Gen. Otis, commanding the Unit ed States forces in the Philippines It was not important nor definite as to results, but asked for instructions on some questions in connection with the treatment of the natives. It is sup posed also that the dispatch contained a full statement of the events at Iloilo, reported in the press dispatches, but its text was not made public. It is realized here that the islanders are naturally suspicious regarding' the en trance into their country and dominion over them of a foreign government, and are anxious to know their inten tions. They are to be given to under stand, said an officer of the adminis tration tonight, that the authority of the United States is to be asserted over them, but at the same time Gen. Otis' instructions are to treat" them with consideration and kindness. TODAYS BULLETIN. Page. I— Spaniards Surrender Havana. Clash at Iloilo. Murder by Tramps. Anti-Quay Men Active. 2— New Y. M. C. A. Hall. Church Dedicated. B— ln the Political Field. 4— Editorial. L/Ocal Jobbing Trade. Week's Markets Reviewed. D — Sporting News. News From Manila. 6— Merchants Want Laws Amended. Weather for a Year. 7— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. S— ln the Field of Lalbor. Minnesota's Dairy Interests. ATLANTIC LINERS. KEW YORK, Jan. 1. — Arrived: Paris, Southampton; La Gascogne, Havre. QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Umbria, New York. TODAY'S EVENTS. jMETROPOLTT AN— Woodward Stock Com pany in "Cyrano de Bergerac," 2 and 8 GRAND— Sousa's "El Capitan," 2:30 and S:ls PM. Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM Y. M. .C. A. Rooms opened, 29 West Fifth street. Skating Exhibition and Race, Lextogton Park, 3 PM. Lr.dy Somerset W. C. T. U., Y. M. C. A. 3 State Farmers' Alliance, state capitol 10 AM Annual curling contest, Americans vs Scotch, Raspberry island rink, 10 AM Republican senatorial caucus, senate cham ber, 8 PM. Republican representatives' caucus hall ot the house of representatives, 8 PM Democratic p ksic,iativo caucua. Merchants' THE ST. PAUL GLOBE TO SELECT SENATORS THE SEASON ON FOR LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN THE VARIOUS ,» STATES ANTIQUAY MEN ARE ACTIVE Effort Will Re Made to Keep Enou V h Republican. Out of the Caucua to Prevent a Nomination The Al len Law the Principal Matter He fore the lllln. .Im Solona Bitter Fiarht Poaalble in Kel.ru_.ku. HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 1. — The general assembly will open Its bien nial session at 12 o'clock Tuesday noon In the new capital building. Both 'the Democrats and Republicans will cau cus tomorrow for the organization of both houses. The Republicans have a majority of seventy-four on joint bal lot and naturally expect to control both branches. There are 37 Republicans and 13 Democrats In the senate, a»d 127 Repub licans and 71 Democrats and 6 fu sionists in the house. Senator Quay's friends have fixed Tuesday evening for the senatorial caucus, and the only question now is whether 128 Republicans will go into the meeting. If they do, everybody admits Quay will control a majority, and he will be nominated. His oppo nents are making an effort to keep enough members out of the caucus to prevent a nomination. If they can do this, they expect to defeat the sen ator's re-election. Congressman John Dalzell, of Pittsburg, and Charles C. Tubbs, of Tioga, are the other avowed aspirants for the senatorial nomina tion. The fight against Quay is being di rected by E. H. Vanvalkenberg, the leading spirit of the Business Men's league. Republican workers are being brought here from all over the state to take a hand in the fight for United States senator. The hotels are crowded tonight and by tomorrow will be filled to over flowing. The Quay managers are on the aggressive and are leaving noth ing undone to make votes for their leader. The antiiQuayites are just as active, but there are not near so many of them, and their policy will be fully outlined before tomorrow. FIGHT ON ALLEN LAW "Will Be Opened as Soon as Illinois Legislature Meets. SPRINGFIELD, lit, Jan. I.— The general assembly will convene at noon Wednesday. There is no United States senator to elect this year, so that the 5 -^ MAJ. GEN. JOHN R. BROOKE. MAG . GEN . JAMES . p . WADB> Two Former Commanders of the Department of Dakota, with Headquarters at St. Paul, Prominent at the Surrender of Havana. first few weeks will lack the public In terest which has distinguished the last two regular sessions. However, there will be an abundance of other ques tions to make the session interesting, at times exciting, and which will, per haps, prolong the regular session. It will not be altogether without political interest, for at this time it seems an attempt will be made at congressional reapportionment. The Republicans will control both houses by a majority which will probably be sufficient to pass any apportionment measure that may be agreed upon in caucus. Noth ing very radical will be attempted in the way erf reapportionment, the changes in all probability being con fined to a few districts. Final- adjournment is not expected before the latter part of May or early in June. The introduction of a bill to repeal the Allen street railway law will mark the beginning of the principal contest of the session. Thte-rmeasure will be among the very first presented and it will no doubt be followed by a large number of others Just like It. The Allen law fight is likely to be prolonged through several weeks, and. to occupy the attention of both houses to the exclusion of almost everything else until the questions involved shall be definitely and conclusively settled. Swlnj; to Somen. PIERRE, S. D., Jan. I.— (Special.)— The only changes apparent since the arrival of the wtoole legislative crowd. ls a swing towards Sodners, of Grant, for speaker of the house. The fight ls against Wilmarth, of Huron, and the opposition is concentrating on Scmers. Doane RoMmson, of Yankton, ap pears in the lead tor secretary of the senate. The Press association members today in dorsed all members of the association who are candidates for appointive positions. The caucus to select candidates will probably be called tomorrow night. No Opposition to Bate. NASHVILLE, Term., Jan. I.— Nearly all the members of the legislature are in the city. The body is overwhelmingly Democratic in both branches. Monday the Democratic cau cus will be held. While it is n.ot yet certain that the selection for United States senator will be made at Monday's caucus, it ls pos sible, as there is no opposition to the re election of Senator W. B. Bate, there will be no opposition. Sharp Senator-whip Fight. LINCOLN, Nab., ie*. L-v/ith tat few es- MONDAY MORNING JANUARY 2, 1899. ceptiona raeanbers-eVect of the Nebraska leg islature, whose sesslone begin on Tuesday, are in tbe city. The Republicans control both braoctaes of the legislature, but the lower house by a bare majority of four, and with tour active RepuWlcan aspirants for th© speakership and some bitterness awakened, there ls a bare possibility that the Fusionists may secure the presiding officer. The sena tarohip, it is generally understood, is behind the contest for speaker. CRISIS IN CHINA. Empress Dowager Realize*. Her Only Hope Lies ln Reform. PEKIN, Jan. I".— An imperial edict, issued last Friday, remarks that Chi na is "passing through a severe crisis in her history." it reminds viceroys and governors of the numerous edicts that have been issued lately ordering administrative reforms, pointing out that many "of these have not been ob served, and commands the immediate institution of reforms in the methods of training troops, in agriculture, in manufacture and in everything likely to conduce to the prosperity of the empire. It directs the viceroys and governors to memorialize the throne within a month that these reforms have been inaugurated. This edict ls highly significant as showing that the empress dowager realizes that the position is serious, and that all hope of the country's fu ture lies solely i>n reform. A dead lock has resulted from a demand by Russian authorities for a surrender of certain British property, which the Chinese government has awarded as part of the Russian concession at IHankow. The British refuse to sur render the property. TANK STEAMER LOST. The Crew Brought to Port hy the American Liner Paris. NEW YORK, Jan. I.— The American liner Paris, which arrived today from Southampton, after a tempestuous passage, reports that on Tuesday, Deo. 27, in latitude 49.28 north and longitude 31.29 west, at 8:30 in the morning, she sighted the British tank steamer Vin dobala, Capt. Clark, from Rouen, Prance, for Philadelphia, in ballast, showing signal "Must abandon vessel." A life boat was launched in charge of Chief Officer Bradshaw and eight sea men. A dangerous sea was running at the time and it was impossible to get the ' boat alongside the Vin dobala. The Vindobala's crew were fastened to lines thrown to the boat and hauled on board. The ship's carpenter, A. Oesterreich, a native of Stettin, let go of the line fastened- to him and was lost. It took two hours and a half to rescue the men. The Vindobala sprang a leak on Dec. 22. On Monday morning, Dec. 26, a steamer passed and paid no attention to four rockets sent up. During that night the steamer made seven feet of water, putting out all the fires. DINGLEY "DANGEROUSLY ILL. The House Majority Leader Ih Snf- f _•_•___«■ From Pneumonia. WASHINGTON, Jan. I.—Represen tative Nelson W. Dingley, of Maine, Is critically ill at his apartments at the Hamilton house, in this city, with an attack of pneumonia. Because of his age, much concern is felt over his condition. His illness dates from Wednesday of last week, when he had an attack of the grip. He rapidly grew worse and last night pneumonia set in. This afternoon it was stated that there had been a slight change for the better, which was continued during the evening. Mr. Dingley is of delicate physique, is an unremitting worker and has fig ured ln the tariff legislation of the house for a great number of years past. He is now chairman of the com mittee on ways and means, and is the leader of the Republican major ity on the floor of the house. His wife and daughter are here nursing him in his illness, while a physician is in con stant attendance at his bedside. SPIRITS DICTATED WILL. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. I.— Martha Bu chanan has secured an order in the orphans' court looking to a jury trial to determine whether the will of her late father, Alex ander Mcßlvoy, dictated or influenced by the spirits of his two deceased sons, will stand as a legal testament. Mr. Mcßlvoy left the bulk of his estate to erect a spiritualists' hall, and his daughter says he did so by reason of de ceit on the part of mediums, who led him to believe he was communicating with his sons' spirits. Russian Prince at Chicago. CHICAGO, Jan. I.— The Grawidnke Cyril!, accompanied by Lieutenants PossenonoW and cufbec, of the Russian pavy, reached Chicago this morning from San Francisco. He was given a breakfast at the Virginia hotel by Ba I oi r« S<: i 1 - lp ? enbach ' tne Russian consul and left for the East at 8 o'clock in the afternoon via the Michigan Central, to see Niagara Falls. He will B afi from New York on the Fuerst Bismarck Wednesday. New Naval Officers. ANNAPOU& Md., Jan. 1.-The naval ca rets of the first-class were given ft New fcfi" I ? ltt #* ay i hßt made 4«m happl, £ust before dfnner tb«y were Informed that they V9UJ6! bt grfcdualed after tie seml-IS- £ Ui S cx JpnAUoh that lake, place In Feb ruary. Thwe-'WreThlr^-lSrei mem&rg of -g£cla«J, and they ail »aY strvic ISrttJ thi KILLEDJYJ'RAMPS GENEROSITY OF JOHN WELLNER, OF LAFAYETTE, REWARDED WITH DEATH FARMERS OUT IN PURSUIT Mrs. Wellner Gassed ana Round After the Crime to Prevent an Alarm Compelled to Rite Through the Ropes That Held Her to Secure Releaae Man Shot and His Rody Found Frotten. ST. PETER, Stlnn., Jan. I.— (Special.) —An awful tragedy, re sulting in the death of John Wellner, occurred near the town of Lafayette, this county, about the hour of midnight. About 8 o'clock last evening two men, scantily dressed, came to the door of Mr. Wellner, com plained of cold and asked for some thing to eat. Mrs. Wellner gave them supper, after which they asked for the privilege of remaining over night. Thep went to bed about 10 o'clock, soon after which the family retired. Shortly before midnight Mr. Wellner heard a noise, and, upon arising and looking out into the barnyard, he saw the two men fully dressed and appar ently making preparations to steal a horse and wagon. He ran out in his night clothes and demanded to know what they were doing. Neither an swered, but one of them drew a re volver and began firing at Mr. Wellner. One of the bullets took effect in Wellj ner's head and the other in his left hip. By this time Mrs. Wellner had run screaming into the yard. The strangers seized her, dragged her into the house and tied her securely to a lounge with a clothes line and made their escape. After the scoundrels had gone, Mrs. Wellner began gnawing at the rope with her teeth, and at 4 o'clock this morning had succeeded in biting the cord in two and liberating herself. Go ing immediately into the yard, she found her husband dead and frozen. The shot, however,- which he had re ceived in the head, was fatal, and he had probably died a few minutes after he was hit. At daylight a laisge posse of farmers, armed with the' rose j with 'which Mrs. Wellner. had been lie #, started in pur suit of the desperadoes, and, if they are caught, they\wlll be lynched with out ceremony. The excessively cold weather has, no doubt, driven them to seek a hiding place in some house. Mr. Wellner was about thirty years of age. . A visit to the Wellner home this evening showed that the men had turned the house topsy-turvy after* tying Mrs. Wellner. Sheriff Block ac companied by Coroner Merritt 'and County Attorney Stone, of St Peter left for the scene of the tragedy with out delay. HONOR loNE^His" ASHES. Fnneral Services Over the La.te Senor Romero. WASHINGTON, Tj'gn. 1.-Public fu neral service over the remains of the late Don Matias Romero, the ambas sador from Mexico to the United States, who died. Friday morning, were held at St. Matthew's church to <Ja& Distinguished honor to the de ceased was manifested in the pres ence, at the ceremonies, of President McKinley, Vice President Hobart, nearly all the members of the cabinet representatives of the entire diplo matic corps, officers of the army and navy, and private citizens. At the conclusion of the service the body was taken to Mount Olivet cemetery and placed temporarily in a vault, pend ing its removal to Mexico. Before the body was taken to the church there were brief services at the house, attended mainly by the of ficial staff of the legation and the rel atives and immediate friends of the family, those present including the mother and brother of the late Mrs. Romero and members of the brother's family. Mrs. Garcia, the sister of the ambassador, and an aunt, living at the embassy, were unable to attend be cause of illness. The honorary' pall bearers also assembled at the house, and at the conclusion of the services there accompanied the remains to the church. Safety ot Prisonera. MADRID, Jan. I.— The minister far foreign affairs, Duke Almodevar del Rio, is about sending a note to Washington to remind the American government of its undertaking by the terms of the treaty of Paris to obtain the liberty of the Spanish prisoners in the Philippines. The cabinet has decided to open a credit of 33,000,000 pesetas for the repa triation of Spaniards in Cuba and th© Phil ippines. Dubois Will -Wed. CHICAGO, Jan. L— Tie carito are out to flay announcing the marriajre of ex-Unit_>_l fe ato M r , Fr< £J_ DU^ S ' * W-5-&WL £s_£* S nd n Ml^ toa Maxfi «W White*, ol OMU. S. D„ la Chicago «c Jan. U. OL. OUT KTEIHieII Government of Cuba Formally Transferred to the United States by the Spanish Captain General. By the House and Senate April 19, 1898: That it ia the duty of the United States to demand, and the government ofthe United States does hereby demand that the government of Spain at ence relinquish its au thority and government in the Island of Cuba, and with draw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters. Finis Written Under the Chapter of History Begun When Columbus Discovered the Western World. No Words of Bitterness Spoken on Either Side and the Change of Sovereignty Accomplished With . out a Hitch The City Quiet and Orderly Authority Transferred to the ' American Commis sion and Then to Gen. Brooke, the Governor of the Island — —Gen. Lee a Conspicuous Figure in the Day's Ceremonies. HAVANA, Jan. 1. — The sovereignty of Cuba passed from Spain to the United States at noon today. The form of the transfer was simple, consisting only of an exchange of speeches in the salon of the palace, the hauling down of the Spanish flag and the rais ing, in its stead, of the flag of the United States on the flag staff on the palace roof. Salutes were flred from the heavy guns of the forts and the warships before and after the change of flags. The raising of the Stars and Stripes was greeted with cheers by the people, who covered the roofs of the buildings around the palace and the plaza. No crowd was permitted to gather in the streets in the vicinity of the pal ace to witness the epoch-making func tion. At 9 o'clock a guard composed of the Second battalion of the Tenth 'Infantry marched Into the Plaza de Annas, under command of Capt. Van Vliet, and formed around the square. Capt. Gen. Castellanos watched them with interest from the balcony of his apartments as they entered the square and were stationed at all the streets approaching the plaza. No one was allowed to enter without a pass, 'and all the doors of the palace facing the square were ordered to be closed. Only, those who could get on the roofs and balconies of the houses in the neighborhood saw what was going on before the palace. With the guard was the . band of the Second Illinois regiment, which had been selected for the occasion as the best band in the Seventh army corps. With the band were the buglers of the Eighth and Tenth infantry. The weather was warm, the sun bursting at intervals through the light clouds, and the soldiers in blue, who were forced to stand in the sun, found the heat oppressive. The troops were formed in extended order around the square, three paces apart, and the band was massed in front of the palace I . ' ' ... entrance across the street at the edge of the park. INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED. Brig. Gen. Clous, master of ceremo nies of the day, at 10:30 o'clock issued instructions to the officers who were to take charge of the various depart ments of the government at 12 o'clock. Col. Dudley was assigned to the de partment of justice, office of the sec retary of the -captain general; Maj. U. W. V. Kennon, adjutant general of the department, to tne department of commerce; Col. L. Bliss, of the com missary department, to the treasury; Capt. Frank B. Hahna, assistant ad jutant seneral. to the department of public l^ajruction, and QolY pnn wotfjr, of th« dgnal corp* t» th« pui- PRICK TWO CENTS— }g? y^; v « HAVANA, Jan. 1. 1899.-The President, Washington- The government was formally surrendered by Gen. Cas telianos to the American Commission at 12 o'clock and by the latter transferred to Gen. Brooke. Ceremonies successfully carried out. The American flag flies from Morro Castle, Cabanas, the Palace and other buildings City orderly. lie works department. Each of these officers was instructed thus: "On the firing of the last gun of the first twenty-one, at noon, you are to go to the place assigned you and de mand possession of the office in the name of the United States." These orders were given under the arcade of the palace. Each officer had with him a Cuban interpreter, a group of whom stood by, clad in dark clothes and wearing silk hats. In a carriage near by were the American flags which were to be raised at various points. - At 11:10 a. m. Maj. Gen. Wade and Gen. Butler, of the American evacua tion commission, arrived from Elvara do, on horseback, accompanied by their staffs. They were met by Brig. Gen. Clous and Maj. T. Bentley Mott, Gen. Ludlow and staff. At the same moment Lucien J. Jerome, British vice consul, arrived. He was warmly greeted by the American officers. Maj. Gen. John R. Brooke, governor of Cuba, and Maj. Gen. Ludlow, gov ernor of the city of Havana, accompa nied by their staffs, arrived at 11:30 in carriages, Gen. Brooke and Gen. Adna R. Chaffee, Gen. Brooke's chief of staff, in the first carriage. In each of the other carriages rode a Cuban general with American officers. The Cubans were Gens. Lacrete, Mario Menocal, Mayai Rodriguez, Serafin Sanchez, Jose Miguel Gomez, Nodarte, Rafael de Cardenas, Agramente and Vidal and Col. Valiente. As the car riages drove up the second company of the Thirty-eighth Spanish infantry, under command of Col. Don Rafael Salamanca, presented arms, and the American band started up with "The Stars and Stripes Forever," the Span ish colonel saluting. LEE IN THE VAN. At 11:45 a. m. Maj. Gen. Lee, military governor of the province of Havana, with his staff, joined Gen. Brooke. The latter then crossed the street to the palace, Gen. Lee on one side of him CITY OF HAVANA, Over Which the Stars and Stripes Are Now Flylnj. and Gen. Chaffee on the other, follow ed by the other American generals and the Cuban officers. The Cubans wore dark blue uniforms, brown felt hats and gray gloves and they carried machetes. A flourish of trumpets greeted the party, and the Spaniards presented arms as the Americans entered the palace. The Cubans remained outside until escorted in by members of Gen. Brooke's staff, the Spanish soldiery- re maining all the while at "present arms." As soon as all were within the Spanish soldiers formed ln column of fours and marched around the right plae of the. plaza to the docks, while the band o$ the Second Illinois volun teers played the Spanish royal march. On entering the palace tht Americas generals went to the salon facing the plaza, which is on the second floor. It is a lofty chamber, decorated with mir r.rs of very deep gilt frames, white satin draperies and the scarlet arms of Spain over each door and window. Here •were gathered the members of the cap tain general's staff, Col. Gelpi, Lieut. Cols. Belled, Girauta and Bonitas, Maj_. Priego, Capt. Ritene and Capts. Adolfo and Ramon Castel lanos, sons of the captain general. Capt. Gen. Castellanos was at this time in a private room off the throne room. He had given a farewell break fast at 10 o'clock to the members of his staff and had spent the rest of the morning virtually alone, looking at the Americans from the balcony. The Americans now grouped themselves near a large mirror, between the two central windows, the Spanish staff be ing on the right, while on the left were the American staffs, the Cuban gen erals and the correspondents. Suddenly Capt. Gen. Castellanos en tered the salon without ceremony from the left and gr#eted Gen. Brooke and the others. After shaking hands, Gen. Castellanos moved toward the group of Cuban generals. British Vice Consul Jerome introduced him to Gen. Maya Rodriguez. Shaking both the hands of the Cuban officer in the usual Span ish fashion, Gen. Castellanos s; "We have been enemies, but I respect you for your correct attitudes and opinions. I have pleasure in shaking your hand." Gen. Rodriguez replied: "I thank you, general. I feel sorrow for the Spanish army, which has defended the banner they had sworn to defend. I have pleasure in shaking your hand." STROKE OF TWELVE. Capt. Gen. Castellanos then took his position before Gen. Brooke. The buzz of conversation on the American side of the chamber contrasted v.ith the silence on the Spanish side. There was a marked difference, too, betwee:. the Americans and the Spaniards, the for mer tall, heavy, and wearing much gold cord, the latter small and slight, in blue striped cambric uniforms. The Spaniards were depressed; the Ameri cans were correspondingly buoyant. At the last stroke of 12 the boom oi a gun brought all eyes to the point in the room where stood the captain gen eral, who was talking to an American officer. Immediately all was silence. The captain general stepped to the left, taking his position directly ir. front of his staff. On his right stood Oapt. J. S. Hart, interpreter to the I States military commission. Next to Capt. Hart, in the order named, were Gens. Chaffee, Brooke, Ludlow, Lee. Wade, Butler and Clous. Immediately behind Gen. Chaffee was Senator John W. Daniel, of Virginia. At this mo ment the band on the plaza was play ing the Spanish national hymn. As the guns at Cabanas fortress ceas ed firing there was a pause in the sa lon. Everybody knew that the Ameri can flag was being raised en the flag staff on the roof of the palace by Maj. Butler, son of Gen. Butler, and that the Stars and Stripes were going up on all the other official staffs in Ha vana. After the second of silence th;_ band on the plaza played "The Star- Spangled Banner," while the guns of the fleet and fortresses began to roar out the national salute of twenty-on* guns. Immediately Capt. Gen, Castellanos handed the manuscript of his speech to Capt. Hart and began to c Amid the strains of the band and the noise of the guns it was impossible to hear him. "Close the windows." said some one, and the casements were closed, but the sound of the firing still visibly dis turbed the captain general. Addressing himself to Maj. Gen, Con tinned *n Fomrth Pa««. *"