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THE EDDY CURRENT.
' 1 " , . - . . Pocos Vnlloy to tho Front, Croakors to tho Roar. VOL. VI. EDDY, NW MEXICO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1808. NO. 41, . 1 1 I r DEWEY GAVE THEM ONE HOUR, i Then Operations Commenced Ajjainst City of Manila-Germany's Conduct to he Thoroughly Investiflated. Manila. 1'mII. London, Aug. 17 A Manila corre spondent says: Nothing could bo more humans than the Amerlonns, capture of the town. (Ion. Merrltt and Admiral Dewey's plan was to sparo overy object but the armed dofotues and the trenches. Apparently the American losses wnro oxtromely mall. The Hpanlih entrenobnionti fa rled In point of distance from two to four tulles from tba cantor of old Manila. Defending this lone lino at at least ten mile, were not, ovor'GOOO regular Spanish troops, volunteer! and native, About half that number were In ho pltala. The attacking force numbered from 10,000 to 20,000 natives and 10,000 Amorlcam on hor. and aboard tho fleet. In every re.poct the advantage waa on fho stdo of the attack. The American field tun. threw heavier metal and had longer range than the Spanlih, the markmanahlp of the United State gunnera wax much xupc rlor to that of tho Spaniard nnd tho men wero stronger and In better com) I. tlon. Tho Spaniards aro a small body compared with their stalwart oppo nents, and worn out by a hundred I alece and disappointed by tho 'frJuro to arrive of tho promised Span ish relief squadron, they hud lost heart. It was a hopeless struggle Looking over tho bay It was curious to nollco tho foreign Hoots nrrango themselves according to their sympa thies. The English and Japanesa woro near to tho Americans, and tho der niaiis and French un the apposite sldo of tho bay, north of tho Paslg rlvor. Tho firltlsh Cruiser Immortallto and hereon voys kept fairly near tho Ameri can lino. Tho attacking squadron formed In lino botween Malato nnd old Manila, with tho Concord watching tho fort at tho mouth of tho Paslg. Tho American fleet luy outside tho break water. Tho Olympln fired tho first shot nt 0 30 nnd n fairly continuous, but by no means furious, cannonade was kopt up until 11:20. Uy that time tho Malate fort wob slleneod und tho American troops thon stormed the entrenchments. The Spaniards, who woro In the earth works, tell mo the quick firing guns of the little gunboat llapldo, which Is closo to tho shore, wori far moro ter rible In their effocts than was the rak- ing tiro of the ships. Resistance to tho Amorlcnn attack was Impossible. The first Colorado roglment was tho earliest to charge the Spaniards, who retlrod to tho second lino, but soon outnumbered, they wero forced Into tho old city. A part of Mn lato suffered severely from the bom bordment. The vaunted Intramurs defenses woro not tried. Tho Spanish commander, convinced that further rcHlstaucn was hopeless, hoisted a white flag ot 11:30. and tho order to cease firing was Immediately issued In tho centor of the town, but in the outskirts of the city fighting continued for some tine afterwards bo. tween the robels and Spaniards, The only fenr felt In the city Is In regard to the conduct of Uie Insurgents. Utgardlni Cuban, Wuiblngton, Aug. 17. The war de partment yesterday posted tho follow Ing reply to an Inquiry from MaJ. don. X-wton. commanding the department of Santiago, for Instructions as to the policy to be observed towards the Ou bans within his military department: Commanding (Jeneral. Department of Santiago, Santlugo de Cuba Reply. Ing to your message for Instructions the president directs that you be In Vrr.ied that tho United States Is re sponsible for peaeo and mutt main tain ordor In the territory surrender ed and In your department, and must protect all persons and their proper ty within said Jurisdiction. Interfer ence from any quarter will not be permitted. The Cuban Insurgents should be treated Justly aud liberally, but they, with all others, must reeog. nlie the military occupation and au thority of the United States and the cessation of hostilities porolalmed by tho government. You should see the Insurgent leaders and so adve them. Uy ordor of the secretary gf war: H. 0. GORIIIN. Adjutant General. To L)k InU It. Washington, Aug. 17. Germany Is to he officially asked to explain her no tions In Manila bay. This Is tho Infor mal decision arrlvd at by tho adminis tration nnd will be put Into effect shortly unless In the meantime tho ro ports which have reached Washington are discredited by an absolute proof. The carrying off of Captain Goncrat August! by tho C-crmau crulsor Kaiser Ino Augusta from Manila Is the last ot a series of petty annoyances to which this government has been subjected by tho effusive friendliness of tbo Ger mans for the Spanish. The attitude of Germany was a sub ject discussed at some length at the cabinet meeting yesterday and the members wero unanimous that unless amplo explanation was forthcoming In a few days, tho secretary ot state should demand through Ambajwodor White at Berlin, an explanation of the Augustl Incident, nnd at tho tamo tlmo ot a number of others. Tho story of tho captured Spanish sorgcant ns told by John Unrrett, at Manila, Mas brought to tho attention of the cabinet members yoaterdny, nnd was ono of tho strong arguments which canned tho cabinet to reach tbo Informnl conlcuslon to demand an offi cial Inquiry. With the war nt an oiul, tho admin istration Is ready to uphold tho dignity of tho country nt nil hazards. Hut tbo word lias gono around that tho Inci dents in which tho Oormuns hava fig ured In such unfriendly light, aro not to bo discussed until Admiral Dawcy has reported. Tho list of Insults aud annoyances to which this uovnrnmnnt has boon subjected by Germany Is now largo enough to form tho bind for an ox tondod official Inquiry. It In as fol lows: The sending of a disproportionately largo German Iteet to .Manila. The landing ot supplies from Ger man vessels undor the cover of night. Tho Irono Incident In Sublg bay. Tampering with and dividing tho In surgents. The ostentatious following ot tho first American trnnsgort fleet Into tho bay. Tho breaking of Dowoy'a harbor laws by boats from the Gorman war- Hill IS. Tho aiding ot tho escape of Captain General Augustl, nnd last, but not Icust, the supplying of the Spanish laud force with two Urst-class Held guns. It Is on these charges that the count ngalust Germany Is to be nmdu up. Ad miral Dowry's roport Is all that Is wanting. 1It.ii On. Hour. Hong-Kong, Aug. 17. Admiral Dew ey gave Gen. August! and hour In which to surrender nt the tlmo of tho last d.uinud made ou Saturday. Gen. Augustl refused to comply. The bombardment, which began nt 9:30 a. m., was continued for two hours, nnd then the Americans storm ed the trenches, sweeping all beforo them. Those within the walls attempted no resistance. Tho first Colorado volun teers stormed the outer trenches and drove tho Spaniards Into the second line ot defense. Tli. I'urti.lt ll.rror. BnK I'rnnelwo, Gal., Aug. 17. Pat rick J. Carbett, father nl James J. Cor belt, the piigullst. shot nnd kill! his wife at an early hour yesterday morn ing, lie thon turned tho revolver upon himself nnd committed uuleldn. The hypothosls accepted by tho family und by the Intimate friends of the house hold Is that Mr. Corbett was laboring under tho effects ot temporary Insanity., Htarr Jnll.il. Museogee, I. T., Aug. 17. Deputy United States Marshal Ion Iewl ar rived here yesterday, and turned over to Marshal Dennett, Henry Starr, a halt-breed Cherokee Indian. Starr Is charged with attempting to rob Clio cotah bank some time aline. Colombia will pay Italy's claim wlthli eight months. Mnnlln Hurr.ntltM. Washington, Aug, 18. Tbo state de partment has Just Issued the follow ing: The following dispatch was received at the dopartmont ot state at 11:15 p. m. Aug, IS from Consul Wlldman nt Hong Kong: "Augustl says Dewey bombarded Ma nila Saturday. City surrendered un conditionally, "Augustl wax takon by Germans In a launch to tho Kalserlno Augustl nnd brought to Hong Kong. 1 credit ro port." Gin. Augustl'a wife and family no company him. Hong Kong, Aug. 10. Gen. Augustl, captain gonerat of tho Phlllpplna Is lands, arrived by tho Kalserlno Au gusta, Ho refuses to be Interviewed, and will say nothing moro than that 'he Is going to Spain at the first opportu nity. It Is a significant fact that while tho fast Gorman cruiser has brought Gen, Augustl she brings only a small amount ot mall for tho Gorman con sul. Tho consul Is now In Canton, aud his mall matter romalns unopened, The precise facts aro nut known, but It Is supposed Gen. Augustl flod from tho Philippines. Madrid, Aug. 10. According to La Correspondent do Kspano, the sur render of Manila occurred after the last attacks made upon the city. No Hurprii., Washington, Aug. 10. Tho Infor mation contained In Consul Wild man's brief message aroused Intonso Interest, but created no surprlso among llioio officials who received It. Tor two or three dayn news of the fall of Manila has been oxpected. The last dispatch received from Ad miral Dowcy and Gen. Merrltt Indi cated that It was their purpose to force a surrender ot tho city as soon ns pos sible. it Is believed that thoy Joined In n nolo to Gen. Augustl demanding the surrender of Mnnlln, threatening to ranko a combined sen nnd land attack on tho city unless tho demand was no ceeded to. While no further Information than that received In Consul Wlldmnn'H dis patch has been received, It In In a measure confirmed by n brief dlspntoh from Madrid. As soon oh tho potocol was signed Inst Friday dispatches were sent to both Admiral Dewjy nnd Gen. Mor rltt, via Hong Kong. Ou Saturday the Urltlsh steamer Australian left IIon Kong for Manila bearing tho dis patches from this government. It was expected thoy would hardly reach Ma nila beforo decisive measures against tho olty had been takon by tho Amer ican commanders, but every poMlblo effort was mado to Insuro their speedy delivery. If tho report of Gen. Au gustl be truo, aud Its accurary Is nut questioned here, tho probabilities nro that official dispatches will be received by tho government In a day or two at latest. The flight ot Gen. Augustl from Ma nila arcfltrd hociii amused comment here. As ono alllolal expressod It: "Had ho maintained his position, hard as It was, until tho arrival ot the news of pence, ho would have been a hero, but ho lied, and ho will now bo branded as a coward." fjanu a b. (tlllil.it. Washington, Aug. 10. The mnll ser vice betweon the United State and Spain will be resumed promptly so fur as this country Is concerned. Tho two countries being practloally nt peaeo, the officials hero soe no rctuon why mall passing between them should he opened and eensored, as during the war, and hereafter these restriction will bo removed. Very soon steps will be taken by the postofflee department looking to the resumption of regular mall oomwHnlon tlon betweon the United 8Uts and Cu ba and Perto Itleo, T Mlulttry IImIiiii. Lisbon, Aug. 16. Tho tnlutotry has resigned and Honor Jose Luoantio has been tharged with tho talk of farmUs a net. euWneL A.k. n Moat. Santiago, de Cuba, Aug. 16, The of ficial report submitted to Gen. Shatter by Collector ot Port Donaldson "hows tho oustoms revenue from July 30 to Aug. 13 to bo $04,215. Miss Clara Morton of the Ked Crow society has oabled President MeKlnley requesting that a vessel be given her nt onee for the purpose of taking relief supplies to the starving Gubans In Ha vana, where, according to reports, want nod distress prevail. Tre.bl. r.ar.4. Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 10. Trouble with the Cubans Is brewing. Their attitude Is ono ot sullen hostility to ward Americans. Tho bettor class in Cuba favor the annexation ot tho Isl and to the United States, nnd a major ity of tho masses are ready and anx ious to accept tho sheltor and protec tion afforded by an Amerloan protec torate, but they are Influenced by a certain class of rabid orators and breeders of sodltlon nnd robelllou against anything smacking ot law and order. This Inflammatory ulnss demands nnd urge tho recognition ot Cuba for Cubans, nnd spurns all offers or sug gestions tending to prosperity undor nn American protectorate, and excite popular dlscoutent. Tills Is exactly tho class that pushes Itself most In evidence nnd whoso views nnd opinion nro most overheard nnd published. Their advlco to tho Cubans Is to ro pudlato all offers of peaco or a cessa tion of hostilities, nnd to look upon an armistice as an agreement between the United Stntos nnd Spain on their own account and not binding upon the free aud Independent stato ot Cuba. A wild rumor Is afloat to tho effect that the Cuban army will attack Santi ago and onpturo It to tho glory ot tho Cuban arms, as soon iu tbo American garrison Is weakened. This Is directly traceable to the samo sourco. The Influence oxerted by sueh a body ot men against lav; and ordor Is form idable. This hysterical people demands suppression with an Iran hand. While still In embryo, thli Influenco Is al ready felt among cortaln classes, who refuse to work or servo tho govern ment until a clear statement ot the freedom and Independonco of their country I made clear. A knowledge ot this condition I Im perative to tin) moulding nt future pol icy MM to explain whntover harsh etep mny bo rendered neewsary In dealing with the Insurgent. Hixjt Itnw.jr lloiiitinril.il. Hong Kong, Aug. IB. It was rumor ed hero lust night that Manila had surrendered, but no news Is obtulnablo from the Spwlsh consul. Gov. Gon. Augustl refused to speak. The German consul was called upon, and ho Informed thee orrnspondent thut the oiiUklrta of Manila were bom barded by the Americans und that tho city surrendered. No damage was dono to tho city proper, only the outskirts being bom bnrded. The dnlo of tho bombardment was unknown to tho Gorman consul, who refused to say moro. Gen Augustl told n lady that Ad mlral Dewey demanded tho surrender of Mnnlln In an hour. The Spaniard declined to surrender nnd Dewey began tho bombardment, nnd the Spaniards hoisted a whlto flag. Gnu. Augustl Immediately Jumped In to n airman launch which was In wait ing, and went to tho Knlnorlne Augus ta, which sailed beforo tho bombard ment was concluded. Tho bombard ment occurred on tho 13th. ricliurnn' Column Attaek.il, Ponce, Porto Itlco, Aug. 10. Gon. Sohwnu' column wns attacked Sun day between Mayuguez and Lara. As the eleventh Infantry under Col. Jlurke. was descending tho vnlloy ot Itlo Orande thoy worefi red upon from tho hillside by a force ot 1S00 Spaniards, Tho tiro was returned and the Span lards wero repulsed with, It Is believed, considerable' loss. Col. Solo, the commander of the Mn yaguez lUstrlet, was wounded nnd af terwards overtaken In a wayside vil lage. He was attended by two str gennta, who surrendered. Tbo Ameri cans suffered no loi. The artillery and cavalry wero not engaged. Qm li we had net ioolvl news of the signing of the protocol whan tho nation tHMurrwl, but obtained It yes turd ay afternoon. Tin repsrU from Osn. Mills are mange. Seven saldlsm ware Injured liy light ning nt I.ltliUt MprlAG. Go, fatal Turiiailo. Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 10. A Can by, Minn., speolal to tho Journal says: A tornado Sunday night struck twelve miles northwest of this place, killing seven people, destroying many buildings and doing great damage to the crop. The ontlro family of Joseph llutohlnson, Including hi wife nnd four ahlldren, were killed, also Peter Juglln, Tbo storm was not wide la extent, but very violent. Th. Ian VraaclMo fill Key West, Aug. IS. Tho flagship Ann Frnncico, the monitor .Mlfcnton moh nnd tho auxiliary yacht Sylvia were fired upon by the Havana batter ies shortly beforo 5 o'clock Frlduy morning. Oao ten or twelve-Inch sholl struck tho San Francisco stern ns sho turned to got out ot rnngo nnd toro n hole about a foot In diameter, com pletely wrecking Commodore Howell's quarters and smashing" his book case to fragments. Nobody was Injured and beclng under order not to attack the batteries the ships retroated at fast an they could. Tho flagship and tho Sylvia lay par allel to each other not mora than n mllo from Morro castlo and separated from each other by a dlstanco ot bo tween threo-elghths nnd ono-qunrtor ot a mile. Tho Mlnntonomoh lay about threo-quartcrs of a mile to tho rear of tho others. All were within rangj ot the sboro battorles and tho tompta tlon was too strong to be resisted. Thursday night the worships oft Ha vana were In San Francisco, Syl via and Mlantonomoh and with night fall they drew In closer to tho shore than ovor beforo and took positions an beforo stated. All night tho ships rolled at their stations with light out, according to the blackado regulations, Anothor twelve hours ot dreary duty had passed with th samo unvarying monotony nnd what happened soon af terward was unexpected and unwel come. The first glimmer of dawn was break ing through the eutcrs skle when without an Instant's warning tho look out on the flagship saw a Jot ot smoke puff from ono of Morro'a big guns. Al- tnoit beforo he could shako hlmsolf tocether sufllclcntly to mnlto n report of tho Incident tun nnd twolve-lnoh hIioIIh wero Kronmlng all around. It wns, however, almost as futllo nn ef fort a In evory preceding struggle Shells fell betweon tho San Francisco nnd tho Sylvia, somo fell Miort and n few wont over them. Tho flngHhlp alg iinlcd tho Sylvia to get out ot rango without delay and both ships swims around nnd mado for the sea. It was thon that the shell struck tho San Francisco's stern nnd aont Its fragments Into the after cabin, wreck Ing Commodore Howell's library. Tho commodoro was on deck with Capt. lnry whon tho shell struck. All tho shells fired woro from ten to twolvo-lnoh, nnd twenty-two In number. Tho Sylvia wa sent to Havana un- dor a flag ot truco with papers. A gun boat met her nnd the papers turned ovor to tho Spanish onptnln. I'ulina Cabin, Washington, Aug. 15, Sonor Pnlma, tho head ot tho Cuban Junta, has aont tho following cable by way ot Santi ago: "Dnrtolomo Masso, president ot the Cuban republic, Santiago, Cuba: I havo this 13th day of August, 1898, no copied In tho namo ot tho Cuban pro visional government tho armistice pro claimed by tho United States. You uhould glvo Immediate ordor to tho arniy throughout Cuba suspending all hostilities. Preliminary terms ot peuce, signed by roprtwontatlvos of Spain and tho United States, provide that Spain will relinquish all claim over the title ot Cuba. "T., ESTRADA PALMA." Op. n la lh. VforU, Washington, Aug. IB. The morcbant vessels of tho world aro now open to enter nnd leave Cuban and Porto Rlcan ports, Tho state department hold that no further proclamation I noedod raising tho blockade of these Islands, Tbo or der Issued to tho military and naval commanders nnd the president's proc lamation ot peaeo are aald to bo "tfll elent In themselves to end the block ado and open all porta to tho shipping of tho world, This means muoh, not only to Spain and the beleaguered Islands, but to the merchant shipping of Great Ilrltalu, France and Gormany and other coun tries having oomiuerco with Cuba au.l Porto Rico. Sa.lllac ll.ni.il. Santiago, do Cuba, Aug 15. Advices wero rcculved by Oen. Shatter Saturday to the effeot that Munzanlllo was bom barded Friday, Saturday night and again Saturday morning. Oen. Shatter entiled to the Spanish oommander at Manzanlllo that peace had been de clared nnd requesting him to advise the Amerloan oommander ot tho fact undor n flag ot truce, which bo did, and th shelling ot th town coised, Haul. M.r Ulatu.. Clntno, Porto Rico, Aug. IB. Wilson moved the Lancaster battory out to tuo front on tho 12th tor the purpose ot shelling the Spanish position on tho crest ot the mountain at the head ot tho pass through whloh the road wind. Tho onemy occupied n position ot great natural ntrongth, protectod by seven lines ot entrenchments and n battory of two Howitzers. The Spnnlards wero onger tor tbo fray and earlier In th day had fired upon Col. Illddlo ot tho onsjlueor corps, who, with n platoon ot troop C of Now York, vrns raconnolter- Ing on their right flnug. As our battery rounded a curve in tho road 200 yards uwny tho cnomy opened an artillery and Infantry fire. Four companies of the third Wiscon sin, which were pouted on tho bluff to the right ot tho rond, wero not permit ted to respond to the Infantry tiro. Tho guns advanced nt a gallop In the fueo of n terrific fire, wero tinllmbored aud wero soon burling common shell and shrapnel at th" euomy at a lively rate, striking the emplacements, battorles, und entrenchment with tbo rythmic regularity ot a trip hammer, Thoy loon abandoned ono gun, but continued to sorve tho other at Intervals for over an hour. They had our tang and their shrapnel burst repoatodly over our men. One shell burst on fragment, killing corporal Swanson ot company L, and seriously wounding Corporal Yanku aud Private Uunco and VoughU Capt. Paget, tho Urltlsh army officer, who Is with tho American forces for tho purpose ot observing tho opera tions In the field, distinguished himself by aiding Dr. Woodbury. lloro Capt. U'C and Private Sixer of company F wnro wounded by Mauser bullet. In about two hours tho onemy abandoned tho othor gun nnd tho niou began to lice from tho ontrenahmoutti towurd "a banana grovo In tho gorge. Our gun ensiled them as they raa, It had Just reached tho now position when Spanish Infantry ro In fore cm cuts filed Into tho tronohos aud fired down n deadly lire on our men, compolllnir tho battery to retire at a mtllop, Then both tho euciuy'ri HowltTor reopened nnd shrapnol screamed nnd Muuscm snng. Another gun gullorod from tbo roar, but our nnimuultlou wa ex hausted. Lieut. Halno wns shot In llio body by a Mauser Just beforo hi gun retired, the hall following a rib. Tho ordor Issued for two companion to advance ware countermanded aud tho tiring oeased: Itousli ttld.r. ArrU. Cump Wlkoff, Montnuk Point, Aug. 15. Tho transport Miami, with Gen, Joseph Wheelor und staff, Col. Thou- doro Roosevelt aud staff mid CS0 rough rldors, arrived at 8 o'olock last night. Dr. McGruder went oft In the quar antine tug, and returned bringing word that both Gon. Wheelor and Col. Rooso- veil aro woll, as aro most of tho otll cor. Only thirty-tour of tho rough rldors nro III, and uuno havo Infectloui dlseaaai. dloosovelt sent a mossum itshoro to his wlfo nt Oyster bay, N.nt Imlrutlloin, Mndrld, Aug, 15. Tho government haa tolcgraphed to tho govornor gen ernl ot Porto IIIcm nud tho Phlllpplna Instruction for carrying out the tonus ot the protocol signed by tho United States nnd Spain, nnd to prepare for evncuatlon. Instructions wero also sent covering tho policy to bo adopted In tbo event ot tbo insurgent rotuslng t observe tho armistice. Itark YTr.ok.4. London, Aug. 15. Advice from Mel bourne report that tha American bark C. O. Funk, Capt Nlssen, whloh sailed from Tacoma May 22 for Melbourne, has been wreaked on Fllnder Island, Taamnnla. ISleven ot thoso on board tho bark, Including Capt. Nlssen, hki wife and two eltlldreu, were drowned, ll.biuu' Mans Ai.t.il. New York, Aug. 15. Lieut. Hobson has reoelved word from tho secretary of the navy that his plans for floating the Cristobal Colon were neeepted, de spite tho fact that the naval board Of examiners reported the vessel Injured beyond repair. Pint M.mbs.s. Washington, Aug. 15. Tho first mes. sago from Spain to nianeo alnee hU eablo Isolation was reeelved Saturday ulght by Gen. Greeley, chief ot the sig nal corps. Tho message wun from Pre mier Sagaitn and wns oensored and promptly forwarded via Key Wwt through the Now York ofUco. A mossnge from Sngustn to Captain Oeneral Maelas at San Juan was nUjy received by General Greeley and iciit to Pom via tho IlsrtuuiU cabin.