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DOINGS OF THE WEEK
What Has Happened In the
GIVEN IN THE PRESS DISPATCHES
4 Complata Rarlaw of the Hmw at the
raat Saven Bmy In Thla and
All Foreign I.aod.
The prcsldont hiia nominatod Alleo
D. Croaatnan to be poetnumter at Port
The combined fleets of Ppaln, aays
Liabon diapatub, are ready to tail for
The buttle-ahip Oregon and the gtin
boat Marietta have aailod from Ulo
Janeiro, preaumahly to Join Sampson's
Qeet in Cuban water.
The British eoninl at Bnntlago de
Ouba ia laid to Imve been attacked by
a mob, to have killed a Spaniard, and
to have been im prisoned. The British
consul, on account of his friendlinosa
to American and Cuban refugeea, liu
reeently been sulijt-ctwl to a groat deal
President Dole has aent a long com
munluntlon to President McKlnluy
uffuring to transfer the Hawaiian
ialanda to the United Ktate fur the
purpie of its war with Spain and to
tarnish America ships after the wur in
Paodia waters with large qnnutitiet of
ooiil, supplies and auuuunitiou.
Dr. John B. Humllton, former sm-goon-goneral
of the inaiina hospital
service of the United Stales, in an ad
dress at the rhysioiana' Club, of Chi
cago, maintained that the danger from
yellow fnver In Cuba is mni:h eiatrger
atod, Dr. Hamilton says that no epi
detnio is probable if proper ptecaulions
A new Spanish fort just being built
near tkijlmo, was reiluoeti in two min
utes by the gunboat Wilmington. The
ruin ws oomplele, and at lotwt two
Spaniards were killed during the bom.
janlmeiit. A txvly of Spanish tomps
wore scattered and duinoraliaod by the
same vesstd near Juraco boHch. Two
men were also killed by the Wilming
ton's fire during tills enguKeiueiiL
. Troops will be sent to the support ol
Commodore Dewey at the Philippines.
It is probable that not leas than 10,000
troops will compose the expedition, and
that they will sail from Kan Francisco
for Manila not later tiian May 15. The
present plan is to take all the National
Guard from California, Oregon, Wash.
Ington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and
far Western states generally. To these
troops will bo added probably a regl
ment of regular Infantry and one of
eavaliy.and possibly the Texas ltung.
era, or ono of the new volunteer rngi
nionts now being orgnniaed. The com
mand will probably be given to Major
General Miirriam, in which case be
will be made a mujor-gonerul of volun
teers. A London dispatch says England has
advised Spain to yield, saying that re
sistance of the American demands at
Manila is worse than useless.
Deficiency estimates of 110,000,000
for the purchase of supplies for the
Asiatic Mpiadron have been prepared
for submission to congress.
Ueport that the Spanish fleet was
Completely desttoyed is ooiiflrmod in a
disitatch received by the New York
Herald direct from Manila.
Peoretnry Long says Cominodoro
Dewey's gallantry will be recogniaed,
and that he will be made acting ad
miral and later nominated rear-nduiiiul.
Fearing an attack Uion the seaimrts
of the North Atlantio coast by Spanish
men-of-war now on thulr way to West
ern waters, Secretary Alger has tuken
atejis to further improve the scacoust
William Astor Clinnlor, a New York
millionaire, is to fight for the freedom
of C u ha. Ho will head an expedition
of wealthy New Yorkers and join the
army of Oonera) Domes, paying the ex
xnsm of the expedition himself.
A dispatch has been received in
Washington from New York Baying
that a Wall atreet news agency pub
lishes under date of Hong Kong a dis
patch declaring that Manila has fallen,
and that the Stars and Stripes flout
over the Philippines.
The government will take stops at
once to supply Dewey's fleot with prb
vlsioiis and other supplies, including
ammunition and coal, and to this end
will dlspatoh at the earliest possible
moment a sufficient number of ships to
supply amply nil possible needs of the
Asiatic squadron. . . ..
The British ambassador at Washing
ton, Sir Julian Puunoelote, is to bo re
called. He will be. succeeded by Sir
Thomas 11. Sanderson, permanent ; tin-tler-sooretiiry
" of state for the foreign
affairs and one of the most prominent
officials In the British service.
It Is stated In Madrid by those re
sponsible for naval movements that it
has been determined to avoid the iso
lated combats on equal terms with
superior enemy, and that thoy now in
tend to throw the whole united naval
strength of Spain into one supreme
effort to crush the American squadron
in Cuban waters.
Minor News It mm.
A Christian scientist In New York
tins committed suloide because she was
in poor health.
Miss Martha Oulver, who lives near
St. Paul, is said to have killod mure
wolves than any woman in the North-
WOBt, ,. ,
: A rope aeven miles long and i
Inches in : circumference, weighing
nearly 80 tons, has just been Binder for
use in a district subway in Glasgow,
The anti-English sentiment in Cobs
h being fostered by the Spanish presa,
and it la rapidly becoming stronger.
The crulrMir Charleston has benn
placed in cotnmslslon at Valcjo, Cel.
Bhe will be dispatched with supplies
for Dewey after being dockoJ and over
The bouso agreed to the conference
report on the general Alatfkan home
stead and right of way bill. After
some discussion the labor arbitration
bill was passed.
A Rome special says the pope sent a
telegram to the queen regent of Bpaln
earnestly advising an immediate ap
peal to the European powers for media
tion In the war with America.
Certain powers, it has been definitely
learned, says a London dispatch, have
again made overtures to Great Britain,
looking to intervention in the war be
tween Spain and the United States, but
Great Britain persisted in her refusal
to take pait in such a move.
The Ynkon river will be open for
navigation about June 1, says the latest
arrival at Hkugway from Dawson. His
belief is based on tho fact that unusu
al!) warm weather prevails on the
Yukon, Twenty million of Klondike
gold is expected to como out this
- The German reichstag has been
closed. In a sjicech from the throne,
referring to the war, the emperor said:
"The government will fully fulfill the
duties involved by its neutral position;
bnt on the other hand will protect aa
far as possible German navigation and
commerce from molestation or injury."
Water apouta and tornadoes have
played havoc and done hundreds of
thousands of dollar worth of damage
near'an Buren, Ark. Three bouses
were blown down at Rudy, and it is re
ported that Winslow, a summer resort
on the top of Boston mountain, is en
tirely gone. The Aikansas river ia 25
miles wide in places, and is now four
inches higher than it waa in 1802,
which waa the highest on record.
The second battalion of the Leinster
regiment, of Halifax, was given an en
thusiastic farewell as the troops mnrohed
to the wharf to embark. Tho band
played "Rule Britannia" and "The
Star Hpanglod Banner." American
and British flags were in evidence, and
one would imagine that the troops were
embarking to assist the United States.
In fact it was ramored that they bad
been ordered to the Philippines.
The La Fa jot to, a French liner,
bound from Coiunua, Spain, for Havana,
was captured off tho latter port by the
guutsiat Annapolis, Commander Hun
ker, while trying to run the blockade,
after having previously been warned
off. She had on board a largo nntuber
of passengers and a valuable cargo, pos
sibly containing contraband of war. It
is said in Washington that the incident
may lead to complications with Franoe.
Porto Rico is said to be on the eve of
revolt. The inhabitants are unable
to longer endure the present situation.
A dispatch from Kingston, Jamaica,
says that General Patido has ordered
all the garrison in eastern Cuba to con
centrato in Maiiaanillo, Neuvitaa,
Gantanamo and Santiago de Cuba. All
other places have been evacuated.
The Spanish gold premium is nearly
80 per cent anil the government ia try
ing to place treasury bills in London,
offering as much aa 15 per cent, but at
present with no prospect of success.
Frederick R. Coudert, the eminent
lawyer and jurist, who represented the
United States in the Bchriug sea com
mission, sayl tho United States may
rightfully retain the Philippine Islands.
Captain Kent, a British torpedo ex
pert, who has returned to Toionto,
after an examination of the Maine
wreck gives It aa hia opinion that a
mine laid by Spanish officers destroyed
Between 112,000 and $15,000 wont
np in flame and amoke on the Linnton
Mad about three miles from Portland,
Or. The property destroyed was M.
Burelbach'a crematory and outbuidings,
together with 110 head of hogs. The
fire is supposed to have been of an in
San Francisco will at onco become a
base of important military aud naval
operations. Before many days 6,000
armed men will be encamped '.a the
Presidio reservation. Orders have been
received to this effect by General Mer
rlam, commanding the department of
California and the Columbia.
The mail bags on the Spanish steam
er Argonaut, which was brought in by
the Maiblohead contained a letter from
Havana under date of April 36, which
spoke of suffering among the poorer
classes of the population, who were en
tirely without means of suppoit. The
writer himself said he did not know
where ho was to get his dinner.
Various reports have gained circula
tion concerning tho movements of Ad
miral Sampson's fleot. Persona sup
posed to share the confidence of the
administration declare Sampson has
gone to eoiso Porto Rico. Others with
equal positivenoes declare the fleet has
genu to meet the Oregon and escort her
safely north. Still another report is
to the effect that. Sampson has gene to
aoise Mntanzns, to use it as a base of
operations. Government officials ab
solutely rofuaa to make public the
plana of the naval board.
Lyndo Bradley, an. expert electri
dan in Milwaukee, has perfected plana
for the use of the X-ray on board of
war vessels and on the Held.
Many csbos have beon discovered in
whiah rich New York women hired
proxies to go to Oklahoma to Imperson
ate them in securing divorces.
The Railway Ago prod Hits that the
total expenditures in new railway build
ings in 1808 will not be less than
$50,000,000, and may well exceod
Revised Story of His
Fight With the
YANKEE SKILL AND DARING
The Spanlah flaw Was Caught Vf It fl
out Staam A Futile Atlarupt Waa
Mad to Blow tip American Ships
With aabuiarlne Mines.
Hong Kong, May 10. Owing to the
fact tiiat the cable between this port
and the Philippines wai not In working
order, having been cut, it is said, some
distance from the capital of the island,
there has been delay in obtaining a de
tailed account of the battle, and the
facta in the case were only available
when the United States gunboat Hugh
McCulloch arrived here yesterday,
and even then the tremendous pressure
of business suddenly thrown upon the
cable necessarily made the entire ac
count of the engagement somewhat
Commodore Dewey's orders were to
capture or destroy the Spanish fleet,
and never were instructions executed
in so complete a fashion. At the end
of seven hours there waa absolutely
nothing left of the Spanish fleet but a
few relics. The American commander
had most skillfully arranged every de
tail of the action, and even the ap
parently most insignificant features
were carried out with perfect punctu
ality, and on railroad time-table order.
At the end of the action Commodore
Dewey anchored hia fleet in the bay
before Manila and sent a messenger to
Governor-General August! announcing
the inauguration of the blockade, and
adding tiiat if a shot was fired against
his ships he wolM destroy every bat
tery about Manila.
The position occupied by the Span
iards, the support which their ships re
ceived from the land batteries, and the
big guns they had ashore, gave them
an enormous advantage. Therefore,
when it is considered that the Span
iards loat over 600 men in killed and
wounded, and that their naval aisenal
at Cavite waa also destroyed with its
defeusea, it will become apparent that
the victory of the American oommodore
is one of the most complete and wonder
ful achievements in the history of na
Not a man on board the American
fleet was killed; not a ship was dam
aged to any extent, and only six men
were injured slightly on board the
Baltimore. This grand achievement
is quite as much duo to the generalship
of Commodore Dewey as to the fact
that the American gunners, ships and
guns are superior to any fleet anywhere.
Great credit must also be given to
the fullest extent to the officers under
Commodore Dewey, for to a man they
seconded their gallant commander in
every way possible, and thus helped
him win the laurels which are justly his.
Commodore Dewey arrived at Snbig
bay, about 30 miles north of Manila
bay, Saturday, April 80, and sent the
Baltimore and Concord to reconnoiter
the enemy. They found no Spanish
ships at the entrance of the bay, and
so Commodore Dewey decided to risk
the mines and proceed that same night
after dark into the bay of Manila,
which he did.
The order of battle taken by the
Spaniards was with all the small craft
inside the atone and timber breakwaters
of Cavite harbor. The larger ships of
Spain cruised off Cavite and Manila.
The American fleet entered Manila
bay Saturday night with the greatest
ease. The Spaniards had not estab
lished a patrol, and there were no
searchlights at the entrance of the bay.
Thai early hours of the morning re
vealed the ships to each other, and the
Spanish flagship opened fire. Its ac
tion was followed by some of the larger
Spanish warships, and then the Cavite
forts opened up, and the smaller Span
ish ships bionght their guns into play.
The American suardon, which entered
the hay through the shells of the Span
iards, whioh began to strike the water
around them, moved majestically on
ward. When nearlng Bakor bay, a sudden
upheaval of water a Bhort distance
ahead of the Olympia allowed that the
Spaniards had exploded a mine or a
torpedo. This waa followed by a sec
ond and similar explosion. They were
both utterly unsuccessful.
The Amerioan fleet was then draw
ing nearer and nearer to the Spaniards,
whoso gunnery was very poor, the
shots from 'tho Cavite batteries and
Spanish ships being equally badly
aimed, either falling short or wide of
their mark. ,
When the American fleet enterod the
bay, coming through the southern
channel between Caballo and Frile in
lets, the following was the order:
Flagship Olympia, Baltimore, Raleigh,
Concord, Boston, Petrel and McCul
loch. The two store ships, Nanshan
London, May 10. 'The Hong Kong
correspondent pf the Daily Mail gives
these details: Tiere was an act of
treachery on tho part of the Spanish
ship, which lowered bor flag and then
fired at a boat's orew sent to take pos
session of her. She did not hit tho
boat, but the American guns were
tamed on her and tore her ' to pieces.
She went to tho bottom with all
board. Several vessels close inshore
behaved in the same way and shared
and Zoafiro, brought np the rear.
In that order iliey swept grandly he
foro the city and faced the enemy in
Though the Spaniards had 0ioned
fire at 6,000 yards, the Americans re
served their fire nntil within 4,000
yards of the enemy, when the real bat
tie began. The lieina Cristlna, Cas
tilla, Don Antonio de Clloa, isla da
Cnha, Isla de Lnon and Mindanao
were in line of battle outside of Cavite
at that time, with their four gunboats
and the torpedo-boats inside the har
bor. The American ships pasrel back
ward ami forward six times across the
front of the Spaniards, pouring in
upon the latter a perfect hail of shot
and shell. F.very American shot
seemed to tell, while almost every
Spanish shot missed the mark.
After having thus scattered demor
alization among the Spanish fleet am'
batt-ries, the American fleet retired
for breakfast, and incidentally a coun
cil of war was held on board tht
By this time the Spanish ships wert
in a desperate condition. The flag
ship Reiua Cristina was riddled with
shot and shell, one of her steam piM3u
had hurst, and she was believed to be
on fire. The Castilla was certainly on
Are, and soon after the. fire became
worse and worse, until they were
burned to the water's edge.
The Don Ulloa made a most magnifi
cent display of bravery. When her
commander found she was so torn by
American sheila that he could not keep
afloat, he nailed her colots to her mast
and Bank with all bands fighting to the
last. She was completely riddled, and
her upper deck had been swept clear
by the awful fire of the American
guns, but the Spauiards, though tlieii
vessel waa sinking beneath them, con
tinued working her guns on her lower
deck until she sank beneath the waters.
During the engagement a Spanish
torpedo-boat crept along the shore and
around the offing in an attempt to at
tack the American Btoreshiirs, hut she
waa promptly discovered. She waa
driven ashore and was actually blown
The Mindanac'had meanwhile been
rnn ashore to save her from sinking,
and the Spanish small craft had
sought shelter from the steel storm be
hind the breakwater.
The battle, which was started at
about 5 A. M., and adjourned at 8:30
A. M., was resumed abont noon, when
Commodore Dewey started in to put
the finishing touches on his furious
work. There was not much fight left
in the Spaniards by that time. At 2
P. M. the Petrel and Concord had
shot the Cavite batteries into silence,
leaving them heaps ot ruins and float
ing the white flag.
She Spanish gunboats were then
scuttled, the arsenal was on fire, and
the explosion of a Spanish magazine
caused further mortality to the Span
ish defenders on shore.
On the water the burning, sunken
or deetroyed Spanish vessels could lie
seen, while only the cruiser Baltimore
had suffered irr any way front the fire
of the 'enemy. A shot which struck
her exploded some ammunition near
one of her guns and slightly injured a
doeen ot the crew.
Shots passed dangerously close to
Commodore Dewey, but littlo or no
damage was done on board the flaohip.
On the other hand, a Unit 100 meu
are said to have been killed on board
the Spanish flagship, which was to
tally destroyed. Admiral Monti-jo,
the Spanish admiral, transferred his
flag to the Isla de Tuba when his ship
oanght fire, but the latter was also de
stroyed in due course of time. The
Reina Cristina lost her captain, a lieu
tenant, her chaplain, and a midship,
man by one shot which struck her
bridge. About 100 men were killed
and 60 wounded on board the Cast ilia.
Indeed, some estimates place the num
ber of Spanish wounded during the en
gagement at over 1,000 men.
The Olympia was struck five 'times
about her uppei works, and a whale
boat of the liuh'igh was smashed.
Although the Krnpp gmia on the es
planade of Manila were fired continu
ally during the engagement, Commo
dore Dewey did not reply to them, anr!
the battery afterwards hoisted a white
flag in token of surrender
The terms ot the capitulation were
still unsettled when the McCulloch
left Manila, but it waa said Com mo
dore Dewey feared rioting upon the
part of the insurgents if he attempted
a bombardment of the remaining forti
fications at Manila.
The forts at the entrance of the bay
were dismantled Wednesday alter they
It is said the commodore ordered the
cable to bo cut, because the Spaniards
refused to permit him to use it lend
ing the complete surrender of the city.
It is understood that the Spanish
ships did not get under steam until
alter the alarm was given.
It is said, that the Spanish com
mander informed the governor-general
that it was advisable to surrender in
the interest of humanity, as it was im
possible to resist successfully, but that
he and his men were willing enough to
fight and die. Even when tho Spanish
flagship was shot half away, hor com
mander, though wounded, refused to
leave tho bridge till the ship was
binning and sinking, her stern . shat
tered by a shell and ber steam pipe
As yet, there are no further details.
After the day's fighting had ceased
Commodore Dewey sent an ultimatum
to the city battory, ordering it to cease
firing oi he would bombard it. The
Petrel chased a gunboat up the river
Pasig, and the Spanish oaptain came
in a boat to negotiate conditions of sur
render. The American oaptain re
plied: "Unconditional surrender, or fight."
To thla, the Spaniard answered:!. ;
"We arc willing to fight. Please
allow us to send for ammunition, iie-
cause our stores is exhausted "
EXPENSES OF WAR
The Issuance of Bonds
Favored by the
TALKED OVER BY CABINET
Benate's Action Causes President Ca
Mine May Throw Out Rond Kea
tore. Which Would Interfere With
Plana Mapped Out.
Washington, May 9. At a cabinet
meeting today, besides the war situa
tion in its general aspect, there waa
some discussion of the relative merits
of persona seeking brigadier-generalships
and other commissions in the
army. The president expressed him
self very pronouncedly as opposed to
the appointment to such responsible
positions of those who have had no
One feature of the session was a dis
cussion of the attitude of the senate In
providing the "sinew of war" for de
fraying the expenditures of the war.
The president has positive information
that the senate committee on finance,
which is still struggling with the war-
revenue bill, will report the measure
with the bond feature eliminated.
This causes the administration great
uneasiness and embarrassment, and the
statement is made that the possibility
of adverse action of the full body of the
senate is a source of muoh anxiety.
The president laid before the cabinet
the information be had as to what is
to be looked for from the senate, and,
while not expressing absolute confi
dence in favorable action by the senate
with the bond feature incorporated, ex
pressed the hope that there would be
satisfactory majority for the bond pro
vision. Should it not become a part of
the law, many urgent appropriations
for the war will have to be held buck.
The money to be secured from bond
sales, it ia aaid, is needed imperatively
for the execution of the plans mapped
out, and adverse action by the senate
was likely to interfere unless theuiuiiey
is otherwise provided, and by as speedy
a method as by the issuance of bonds.
The administration is anxious to im
press this fact upon congress, so that
ample revenues may be at band for a
vigorous prosecution of the war.
There was considerable gratification
evinced at the general wur outlook.
There waa a strong belief that the
Spanish fleet, instead of sailing across
the seas to intercept the Oregon or to
come into the waters near homo to be
gin operations, would be found eventu
ally to be now progressina to some point
closer to its own possessions on the
other side of tiie ocean.
While there is great retlcicnce on
the part of members of the administra
tion on the subject, there is excellent
authority for the statement that the
instructions of Admiral Sampson give
him great latitude.
It was announced by Secretary Alger
today that the volunteer army will con
sist of Beven corps, each in command of
Theodore Roosevelt was mustered in
as lieutenant-colonel today. "Fighting
Joe" Wheeler was the first ol the major
generals of the volunteer ntniy to be
mustered in. Wheeler has the distinc
tion of being the first ex-Con federate
officer to receive a commission in the
military service ot the United States.
MANY FAILED TO PASS.
Twenty Per Cent at Washington Qtia.iia
Tacoma, May 0. About 20 per cent
of the members of the National Guard
companies thus far examined by tho
examining surgeon at Camp Rogers
have failed to pass on account of phys
ical disability. Thursday night a
meeting of the line officers of the regi
ment was held in one of tho major's
tents, and an expression was given by
some of the company commanders that,
if the same percentage of their men waa
refused, they would tako their co n
panics home and make no attempt to
be mustered in. The officers also
agreed upon a telegram, whioh was sent
to Washington today, asking that the
examining and mustering (.flic ta be
instructed to admit the line officers of
the regiment withnn' subjecting tjicra
to the physioal examination.
liut Few ihoaea.
Portland, Or., May 9 Fully 40 per
cent of the men examined yesterday at
Camp MoKinley failed to pass muster,
most of them beonnse they welghe 1 too
much or too little In proportion to their
stature. Thirty men wore rojened
from Captain Heath's crack company
from MoM inn villa. Company A of
Portland, suffered a like fate. Not a
jot or title waa abated from the strict
letter ef tho army regulations, and
when the labors of the examining offi
cers are .in lilded therr proniis s to be
little more left of the First re ii of
i volunteers than was left of the
Light Brigalo after the charge of
Aluerlaau Mlaalourioa St taanuri'd.
Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Coast
ot Africa, May 7. It is said that the
insurgents engaged in the rebellion,
which has grown out of the dissatisfac
tion with the hut tax and Viin an
nounced yesterday, who burned the
headquarters of the American mission
aries In Shengay, In the Sherboro dis
trict, have attacked and destroyed the
town of Rdtifunk. It 1b further said
that the members of the American mis
sion located there, who were Sierra
Leoneiuans, have been massacred.
GREAT NAVAL VICTORY.
Commodore Dewey Has at
New York, May 9. Th World, InJ
an extra edition just issned, publishes
a dispatch from Hong Kong to thai
effect that news received there from!
Manila on the dispatch-boat McCullocI
Is to the effect that the entire Spanisl
fleet of 11 vessels was destroyed. ,Thr
hnndred Spaniards were killed and 40
wounded. No lives were lost on th
United States boats, but six person:
were injured. Not one of the Ameri
can ship was injured.
Con Armed la Washington. ,
Washington, May 9. The navy, ute-
pnrtment has received a cable from
Hong Kong, announcing the arrival
there of the revenue-cutter McCulloch.;
inc. Lararei ic ntLcnscu.
French Embassy Had Beo nested That,
She Be Allowed to rroceed. g
Washington, May 9. An interna-?
tional difficulty, connected with thai
seizure of the French steamer La fay-'
ette, has been removed by the prompt
release of the vessel immediately upon
notice of her capture reaching the state
department. The explanation of the
action of the administration is given in
the statement which follows, and which
was issued from the White House to-
The Lafayette was released in pursu
ance of orders which were issued by the
navy department previous to ber seix
ore, but which had not been received '
by the commanding officers of tho ves
sels that made the capture. The facts
are that, on April 29, the French em-j
bassy made an informal inquiry aa to
whether the Lafayette, whioh left Saint1
Naxarre, France, for Veia Crnx, by
way of Havana, before war was de-'
clared, or Information of the" blockade
was received, would be allowed to land
in Havana, ber passengers, mail bags .
and the dispatch bag of the oonsulate-,
general ot France, and taka some
French passengers on board. An assur
ance was given that, if this privilege
should be granted, th. steamer would
be forbidden by the French consul to ,
The matter waa duly considered, and
it was decided that, without regard to
the strict law of blockade, and as art
act of courtesy, tbe request of the:
French government should be acceded '
to. Orders were accordingly sent on
the second day of May.
When information was received of
the capture of the steamer and of her
having been brought to Key West,
these orders were communicated to her
captors, with Instructions to release
the steamer and see that the orders
were duly delivered, so that
they might be carried into effect. No
demand was made either by or on be-"
half of the French government, directly
or indirectly, for the steamer's release.
The Wilmington- will escort tho Lafay
ette to Havana tonight. " f
Cau.ed Saellesnent In Paris). '
London, May 9. A special dispatch
from Paris says tho seixnre of tho La
fayette has intensified the bitter feeling:
against the United States. Angry ex
pressions are heard. The United Stales
embassy is under special police protec
tion,. in view of a possible hostile dein
onstration. TO SOLVE ARCTIC PROBLEM,
Ann; her Kxpodttlon Starts to tho Korttr
Headed by Walter Welluinn.
New York, May 9. Walter Well
man will start Tuesday on another ex
pedition in an endeavor to reach the
north pole. He hopes also to deter
mine the fate ot Andre, who has not
been heard from since two days after:
he stepped into his balloon. Mr. Well
man, who waa at the Gilaey house.,
"I am extremely hopeful that this
expedition will ba more successful than
our last, when we reaohed 81 degrees
10 minutes north of Spitsbergen, and
then met with distaster. We were ab
sent about eight months before; this
time we expect to remain about 18
"After leaving Archangel, Russia,
we are to get 75 dogs and will proceed
direct to Frana Josef land. While
taking observations there we shall X
to hunt Andre. If he is alive I be
lieve he ia near there. We hope to
reach Cape'Flora about July 15 or Au
gust 1, and to establish a supply sta
tion. "We expect to pass the winter bo
tween parallels 82 and 83 in huts, now
and then, however, running abont on
snowshoeB, training our dogs and test
ing our equipments. About February
10 we propose to start north over the
ice. Contrary' to the popular ides,
even at the north pole, the summer' Is
too warm for good traveling, because
the power of the sun constantly shin
ing makes the snow soft and slushy,
and renders it difficult to drag the
sledges. The favorable season, there
fore, lasts from early in February to
early in June, a period of about 16
weeks, It is for this 16 weeks our
plans have been laid, carrying just
enough provisions to take us through
June. ' .
"The distance from our winter sta
tion to the pole will be about SCO
statute miles, or a round tzip of about
1,000 miles. If we are able to eov -r
from nine to 10 miles a day, and k
everlastingly at it, we may do t
whole thing. In my judgment we t
going finely outfitted on a sound y'
and we shall have a big chance of v
ing what 1b known as the Arctio ; -lem.
At any rale, we eipot-t t. '
back home a year from next f,-,!!.'
Purchased Banna's Taiiltt,
Cleveland, O , May 9. T! i
did steel steam yacht Couuo
by the Globe Iron works f -Hanna
In 1809, haa ho:n t -government.
The eii !;;. .
eral trips to- the viiit. !
approximately ir,0,lii,i) f.
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