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A. W. CHKMET, flUUkn.
DOINGS OF THE '
4. Complete Review of the Telegraphla
News of This and All For
A Kingston, Jamaica, dispatch says
16 warships have been sent to leinfoice
Cervera at Santiago.
A St. Petersburg dispatch says the
new Russian cruiBer Sveitlana, 8,828
tons displacement, has been ordered to
The movement against Porto Rico is
likely to be launched immediately.
Schley's warships are to be left to dis
pose of the Santiago matter, while the
military forces will at once begin the
campaign of conquest at the island
Major-General Merritt has been or
dered to hasten the departure of the
Manila-expedition. The administra
tion Intends to get the entire Philip
pines expedition under way at the
earliest practicable moment. Measures
have been taken to render Manila bay
The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, Cap
tain Siasbee oommanding, has arrived
at New York. Sigsbee says he had
plenty of target praotice off Santiago
and that Cervera is bottled up. While
-cruising before Santiago he went in bo
close to the harbor that he was able to
make sketohes of the fortifications,
which were sent to Washington.
Commodore Schley's official report
of the Santiago fight has been received
by the president. " He says there is no
reasonable doubt that Cervera's fleet is
inside the harbor, that his firing was
toleain the strength of the enemy's
batteries, and was in that respect en
tirely satisfactory. None of his vessels
were hit and no casualties ocourred.
A special from Kingston reports that
6,000 United States troops have land
ed near Punuta Cabrera, a little to the
west of Santiago, where a junction was
effeoted with Goneral Calixto Garola's
army of 8,000 insurgonts. It is added
that the landing was effected under
cover of the fire of Sampson's fleet.
With the troops were several heavy
Ambassador Hay oalled at the
foreign oflloe in London, Monday, and
presented evidence that Spanish off!
cials are milking Canada a base of ope
rations, and protested against the con
timianoe of this practice. The protest
is based on the fact that it would be
. breach of neutrality for Great Britain
to permit, her territory to be used for
inch hostile purposes. Hay also re
cently drew the attention of the foreign
oflloe to the small exportations Irotn
Great Britain of war munitions for
Madrid newspapers maintain that
Cervera's fleet is sailing in the direc
tion of the Philippines.
The secretary of war lias sent con
gress a request for appropriations
amounting to $03,879,869. These ap
propriations will be used for the
- equipment and maintenance until June
1, 18U9, of the 125.000 volunteers re
cently called for by the president.
Santiago is to be invested by a land
force. Government officials think a
naval attack alone might not be effect
ive. Haste is essential, as the prospect
of the early approach of the cyolone
season makes Schley's stay in the open
sea perilous. Secretary Alger intimates
that the invasion of Porto Rico will
promptly follow the fall of Santiago.
Tha state department and the attor
ney-goneral, by direction of the presi
dent, are working hard in the propara-
tion of a form of government for Cuba
after the Spaniards are driven ont. An
effort is being made to have a complete
plan for these opeiations ready to be
put into effeot as soou as peace is de
Loaded with wealth but deserted and
starving, John Rochel, onoe a well-
known manufacturer of Sioux City, la.,
perished last April on the trail between
Dawson and Dyea, Alaska. The news
of his death reached Sioux City in a
letter to his widow by Richard lien
drickson, from Seattle He was uban
doned by his comrades and left to die.
In the engagement at Santiago the
Spanish flagship Cristobal Colon was
truck twice by shells from the Masaa
chusetts and the batteries were badly
damaged by the firing of the cruiser
New Orleans. Three hundred eliota
were fired by the Americans. No
American vessel was hit and no one on
the ships injured. The Spanish loss
waa not heavy.
Unas, vv, rost, wno lias lust re
turned from Hong Kong, says that pre
vious to the battle of Manila, Admiral
Dewey had a Bocial passage at arms
with Prince Henry, a brother of Em
peror William of Gorinany. Prince
ilenry slighted the United States at a
series of toasts tendered at a banquet,
and was made to apologize to the hero
of Manila. The apology was written.
Minor News Items.
Maj. Ilenry T. Stanton, the widely
known Kentucky poet, died at
J. C. Fiokes, of Steuhenville, O. , has
constructed a boat propelled on the bi
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, au
thor of "Little Lord Fauutleroy"
and other novels, lias been granted a
divoroe from Dr. Swain M. Burnett,
with permission to use her maiden
The first-class armored cruiser Maria
Teresa is reported to have been riddled
with shot and sunk by the American
warships at Santiago.
The bill for the removal of all po
litical disabilities arising from the
oivil war isjnow a law, President Mo
Kinley having formally approved it.
A special from Alberni, B. C, says
the bodies of seven white men, suppos
ed to have been viotims of the Jane
Gray disaster, have been picked up on
the beach near the Clayoquot reserva
tion by Indians, while a sack of oloth
mg with an Italian name on it was
washed ashore not far from 31ayoquot.
A dispatch to the London Times
from Manila, referring to the fight on
May 80, and June 1, says: The Span
ish loss in killed and wounded and
prisoners was heavy, but the most seri
ous feature of all for the Spanish is
the defection of hundreds of natives.
The Spaniards ; are endeavoring by
every means to win over the rebels,
who are attracted by promises of par
don and high offices. But Aguinaldo's
attraction is stronger. He has com
pletely surrounded Manila by outting
the railroads and holding the rivers by
which food had previously reached the
citv. If the city is not starved into
surrender the rebels may carry it, Hav
ing an increasing number of rifles and
Fighting before and in the vicinity
of Santiago continued the greater part
of Monday from 7:45 A. M. Ten war
ships maintained a steady and careful-
lv directed tire against Morro catie
and the batteries at Punta Gorda, Soo
aoa and Cinnremles, in addition to
bombarding tho Spanish fleet in the
harbor. ' The military commander of
Santiago acknowledges the loss of six
Spanish officers and many soldiers
He also admits severe loss of naval
forces.- The loss on the American
side, Santiago reports say, is not
known. The Spaniards acknowledge
that a great deal of damage waa inflict-
el on the Spanish cruiser Keina Mer
cedes, and say Morro caslte shows great
gaping breaches in its walla
A special from Cape Haytien de-
scribing tho bombardment of Santiago
on Monday says the forta of the harbor
are now a mass of ruiua. Scarcely a
yard of coast froa Port Cabrera on the
west to Agitadores on the east escaped
the deadly cannonading of the 10
American ironclads, whioh passed back
and forth discharging their heavy guns
as they steamed along. Later in the
day the old cruiser Reina Mercedes
was discovered attempting to clear the
channel of the Merrimao wreck. A 18-
inch shell from the Oregon landed
squarely abaft her pilot-house and tore
her upper works to shreds. Many of
her officers and crew were killed or
wounded and the vessel so badly dam
aged that Admiral Cervera ordered her
abandoned about noon
The flrst'-olass armored Spanish
cruiser Carlo Alberto, bound for Cuba,
has arrived at Gibraltar.
The Oregon election returns indicate
that Geer, for governor, and Tongue
and Moody, for congress, are elected.
Saturday afternoon the torpedo-boat
Davis was successfully launched from
the iron works of Wolff & Zwicker, at
A joint resolution has been intro
duoed into the house directing the sec
retary of the navy to have prepared
and dolivered suitable medals of honor
to Lieutenant Hobson and eaoh mem
ber of his crew, for the gallant service
they rendered the United States.
Cape Haytion advices of June 6 say
At 8 o'clock this morning strong can
nonading was heard before Fort Agua
dores. A quarter of an hour later the
noise of cannonading was greatly in
creaed, the firing evidently proceeding
from guns of the largest on 1 1 bet
It is reported from Kingston, Jam
aica, tnat ttie Dattie-smp uregon saw a
long craft sneaking close to shore and
heuding towards Santiago harbor. She
signalled the oraft to turn, and the sig
nals were improperly answered, where
upon the Oregon opened fire upon hor.
A 13-inch shell struck tho torpedo-
boat amidship, and she sank with all
haiulB. The vessel is supposed to have
been the Spanish torpedo-boat destroy
er Terror, trying to make her way from
Porto Rico into the harbor of Santiago,
to rejoin the fleet of Cervera.
Tho department of war Monday
morning sent a list of prisoners at Fort
MoPhcrson to Admiral Sainpsun, and
the admiral himself will enter into
communication with Cervera respecting
an exchange of prisoners. Cervera will
be allowed to select from the list per
sons whom ho is willing to take in ex
change for Constructor Hobson and the
gallant orow that manned the Morn
mac on her lust run. The officials
hardly expect to complete the exchange
of prisonots in less than two weeks.
A Madrid dispatch says: At 1
o'clock Sunday evening 20 American
watahip8 opened a hot attack on
Santiago, but thev were so far distant
their shells did not reach the forts.
Seeing the futility of the enemy s
cannonade, the Spaniards made no re-
ply to their tire, awaiting the near ap
proaoh of the ships, but the attacking
fleet remained in its distant position,
The dispatch fuither says the twin bard
meut lasted 45 minutes and was not re
sumed. Sixteeen American warships
are still moored at the same place, in
sight of Santiago.
It is reported that Bishop John P,
Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, will soon letire from active
duty because of ill health.
James 11. Mend, one of the oldest the-
attical matiageis in America, died
suddenly at his home in New York
city. He was 68 yeaia old.
Belgium has been caught in a de
liberate violation of neutrality law,
She permitted the steamer Ravenna to
load at Antwerp with war munitions,
upposedly for the. Spaniards. .
The Insurgent Army is
Driving in Manila
' r Outposts.
FIERCE HAND-TO-HAND FIGHT
Great Slaughter of Spaniard! by Agui
naldo's Men Fought While Typhoon
Raged The, Rebels Now Hold the
Suburbs of the City. .
Manila,. via Hong Kong, June 8
The 8panish outposts have been driven
in all .along the line simultaneously,
and with great slaughter. It is said
over i,000 have been killed.
There has been fierce hand-to-hand
fighting for - 70 hours, despite the
typhoon which, is raging.
The violent winds and torrents of
rain render the rifleslof the Spanish
troops unavailing. The natives easily
win at every step with their slashing
knives. Today., the insurgents hold
Malabon, Taralac, and Bacoor. They
are now attacking San Tamera and
Moorlate, the suburbs of the city,
which is completely enclosed for a dis
tance of Beven miles.
A native regiment under Colonel
Agiunaldo, cousin of the insurgent
leader, yesterday joined the insurgents.
The governor has issued a despairing
proclamation begging the insurgents to
come to teims, and now he is arrang
ing to remove all the Spanish popula
tion inside the old walled city. He is
tilling the moats and testing the draw
bridges and placing strong guards on
the principal streets and artillery along
the walls. All the other troops are
camping in the suburbs. The weather
Later It now appears that the rock
ets yesterday were not signals to the
natives, but a warning from the Ger
man consulate of the approach of the
typhoon, issued for the benefit of the
ships in the harbor.
I viBited Cavite without the Span
iards knowing it, and found there 197
wounded and 66 prisoners, among the
latter six Spanish officers. All were
Chief Agiunaldo, In the course of an
Interview, has said that the insurgonts
are eager to make an attack on Manila
forthwith, but that Admiral Dewey re
fuses to "allow hordes of passionate
semi-savages to storm a civilized me
tropolis." Admiral Dewey wants to await the
arrival of the American troops. In
the meantime the insurgnets have be?n
forbidden to oroas the Motate river,
Beven miles south of Manilla. Other
wise the Petral will be stationed there
to bombard them.
The volunteers smelt powder yester
day. An officer was killed and three
wounded. They retired rapidly.
FIRED AT BY FLEET.
Americans Thought They Saw Span'
lull Torpedo-Boat Destroyer.
Kingston, Jamaioa, June 8 Whether
the American fleet Bank a Spanish tor
pedo-boat destroyer Friday night has
not been absolutey confirmed. At 10
o'ecock Friday night the cruiser New
Orleans discovered what appeared to be
a torpedo-boat destroyer close to the
shore, and signalled the flagship New
York that it was evident that a night
torpedo attack was to be made. The
New York and New Orleans opened Are
and their shells burst around a dark
object. Finally a 13-innh shell fiom
the Massachusetts (not the Oregon, as
first reported) waa fired and exploded,
and the searchlights of the vessels were
turned on the spot where the supposed
destroyer had been sighted, but not a
trace of the boat could be found, and it
was believed by tho officers of the New
York she had been sunk
The first assumption was that the
vessel waa the Terror, but it is believed
now that it was the Pluton or Furor, as
tho Terror was not known to be at San
tiago. Two fehwarzopkof torpedoes
were found floating two miles south of
Morro. This class of torpedo is used
by the Spanish, and one of the two
found had only the practice head.
Admiral Sampson is determined not
to allow the Spanish to remove the
Merrimao from the Bpot where she lies,
Saturday it was reported that they
wore working at the hull, and the
American fleet formed in line of battle
with orders to bombard. It turned out
that the' Spanish were not so engaged
am) the fleet withdrew.
Admiral Sampson haa given specifi
orders that El Morro, where the Morri
mao's crew are imprisoned, be spared
in firing. Admiral Cevera's polite as
surances were aoeopmanied by the
statement that Lieutenant Hobson and
his men were confined theie. This
placing of the prisoners in direot line
ol fire is denouueed by the American
officers as a 13th-century defense, an
act of incarnate cruelty.
General Castillo, commanding the
Cuban forces in the west and north of
the province of Santiago, has been con
centrating 4,000 Cubans in the vicinit
of the city.
' Cape Haytien June 8 At 3 o'clock
this morning strong cannonading was
heard from the direction of Aguadores,
a little east oi Aiorro aswe, wnion ue
fends the eastern entrance of the bar
bor of Santiago. A quarter of an hou
later the noise of the cannonading
greatly inoreaaed,' trie firing evidently
proceeding from guns of the largest
All the 4nd above sea-level would
not fill up more than one-third of the
Atlantic ocean'. '
LANDED UNDER FIRE.
American Troops Debarked Near Santi
ago de Cuba.
Port au Prince, June 8 Advices
from Santiago de Cuba today say that
this morning about 7:45 o'clock; a live
ly cannonading was heard in the direc
tion of Aguadores. It increased in in
tensity on both sides- and toward 8
o'clock it was very furious.) "y ,
No further details have been re
ceived, but it is believed that the
Spanish ships anchored in the bay of
Santiago -held the insurgents in check
when the latter were attacking the
It is said hero but the source of
the 'information is doubtful that a
United States troopship debarked
tioops under the proteotidii of the fire
of the Amenoan squadron. -
News has been received from Mole
St. Nicholas that a naval combat took
place yesterday off Jean Rabel, be
tween Port Le Paix and the mole.
Three Spanish and four American war
ships were engaged. After a brief, but
lively contest, the American ships re
tired. This news lacks confirmation.
SPIES IN HOT WATER.
Carranza and Du Boso Are Arrested tn
the City of Montreal. ,
,' Montreal. June 8 Lieutenant Car-
anza and Senbr Du Bosc were arroBted
at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon on a capias
in.which it is alleged they were about
to leave the country. The capias was
taken ont in connection with a suit for
damages for defamation of charaotor
entered by Doteotive Kellert. The ar
rest was made at the residence of the
Spanish consul-general, and the pris
oners were immediately taken beiore
Judee Mathieu. who released them in
$1,000 bail, which was promptly fur
nished, the authorities declining to say
by whom. The writ is returnable in
x days, and no action can be taken
until the end of that time, unless the
prisoners consent to a speedy hearing.
American Troops Landed.
New York, June 8 A special from
Cape Havtien, dated Monday, says:
At daylight this morning the Amen
oan troops landed at Aguadores, a lew
miles east of Santiago de Cuba, under
cover of Admiral Sampsou'a guns. The
batteries were silenced, after a Bharp
New York. June 8 A special from
Kingston reports that 5,000 United
States troorjs have landed near runta
Cabrera, a little west of Santiago, where
unction was affected with General
Gracia's army of 3,000 insurgents. It
is added that the landing was effected
under the fire of Saiupsun'8 fleet. With
the troops were several heavy siege
A Second Expedition.
San Francisco. Cal., June 8 The
men who will compose the seoond Ma
nila expedition are pleased that Brig,
adiereeneral Greene is to be their
commander. Besides being a splendid
soldier, he has a record as a diplomat,
He is an author of repute, haa been
decorated in Europe for bravery, and
is an active member of several scion'
title bodies. It is surmised that his,
diplomatic experience will be of Berv
ice to Geneal Merritt in the govern'
nient of the islands.
The troops which will be under his
command are the First Colorado, Tenth
Pennsylvania, part of the Eighteenth
and Twenty-third United States infan
try, and either the Utah artillery or
the Third United States artillery,
General Greene stated tonight that the
China would be hia flagship, and that
General Merritt would not accompany
the second expedition.
Spain Notified the Powers.
London, June 8 The Madrid corres
pondent nf the Daily News says:
The cabinet haa. decided that no
effeotual blockade exists and will so
notify the powers. An informal notifi
cation has already been made.
Madrid, June 8 In the chamber of
deputies todav Senor Giron, minister
for the colonies replying to inquiries,
said the government had no information
tending to confirm the Spanish report
that the cruiser Baltimore had been
blown up by an internal explosion at
Manilla, except the fact that the gaz
ette had erased thi boat from the list
of American ships.
Improvements In Oregon.
Washington, June 8 The conferees
on the sundry civil bill have been un
able to agree on the amendment appro
priating 130,000 for a quarantine sta
tion at Astoria, and it is si ill in confer
ence . Senator McBride's amendment;'
appropriating fl2,000 for a steam reve
nue cutter for the Columbia river, ia
also in disagreement. The provision
for salaries tor tegisters ana receivers
of two additional land districts in
Alaska, fixed at (3,000, has been agreed
to, and will become a law. The senate
amendment appropriaing (100,000 for
Yaquiua bay, and allowing the money
for the improvement of Coos bay to be
expended by contract, are still in dis
From Mobile to Tampa.
Mobile, June 8. The Fifth cavalry
and tlie eleventh miantry leit camp
today for Montgomery, there to take
the Plant line for Tampa. Five regi
ments of volunteers remain.
Important Mining !eal
Prescott, Ariz., June 8 An import
ant mining deal haa been consummated
here, the property sold being the Gold-
Standard group, in the Santa Maria
district, the purchasers being J. C.
Greenhut, a prominent whiskey dis
tiller of Peoria, 111.; Summer A. Clark,
a capitalist of Peoria, and Chauncey D.
Clark, a capitalist of Phoenix, Aria.
- The parties have been working the
property under a bond for tome time.
I'bey have a mill and cyanide plant.
he bund has a year to run.
A NAM COMBAT
The Dispatches Report
a Battle Off Hay
VANGUARD OF CADIZ FLEET
Three Spanish and Four American Ves
sels Engaged The Latter Probably
Scouts A Spanish Torpedo-Boat
Destroyer Sunk at Santiago'. '
Cape Haytien, June 7, The United
States troopship Resoulte, formerly the
Yorktown, under, convoy of the tor
pedo boat destroyer Mayflower, the
convertd Ogden Goelet yacht of the
same name, arrived at Mole St. Nich
olas Saturday and departod shortly
Advioes from Mole St: Nicholas say
that Saturday, some distance off. Jean
Rabel, a port on the west coast of
Hayti. half way between Port de Paix
and Mole St. Nichblas.'a combat took
place between , three Spanish and four
Ameriah warships. The American
ships are said to have withdrawn from
the combat. One of the Spanish war
ships entered the harbor of Jean Rabel
for water. Officers ot snips lying at
St. Nicholas Mole were extremely reti
Jean Rabel is an insurgent seaport,
and there is no telegraphic station
there. It is thought possible that the
Spanish ships encountered were the
vanguard of the Cadiz fleet. The
names of the American ships were not
ascertained, but it is believed here
that they were probably Boout boats.
Port au Prince, June 7. According
to the latest advices from Santiago de
Cuba, there were not more than 17
ips in the offing all day, and it is
believed there at the, three missing
vessels have gone for provisions and
munitions of war. -
At b o'clock this evening, . the
steamer Nouvelle Voldregue arrived
here from Cape Haytien, after touching
at all the porta along the coast She
reports that yesterday, at Mole St.
Nicholas, she saw the United States
troopship Resolute awaiting instruc
tions. The vessel was under convoy.
It was ascertained from passengers
on tne vouiregue tnaitne itesoiute
had been pursued, between Jean Rabel
and Mole St.' Nicholas, by two Spanish
corvettes. From the same source, it
is learned that Adnfiral Cervera's
squadron is not, in its entirety, in
tire port of Santiago de Cub?., but that
only a oruiser, supposed to be the
Colon, ona torpedo-boat and two auxil
iary cruisers are there.
A dispatch from a government source
at Port au Prince saya:
'A Haytieu informant, now in San
tiago de Cuba, saya the destitution haa
greatly increased since the bombard
ment began, and the military ooinman
der haa been forced to reduce the ra
tions of the soldiers, among whom
there is much discontent."
Spanish Dentroyer Sunk.
Kingston, Jamaica, June "7. A di
patch from Port an Prince says a ves
Bel that haa arrived there from Santia
go de Cuba repoits that the Amerioam
Bunk on Friday night the Spanish tor
pedo-boat destroyer Terror.
The assumption, based on dispatches
from Madrid, has been that the de
stroyer Terror, after leaving Fort de
France, went to Porto Rioo, and it is
possible that the Port Antonio dis
patch confuses her with her siBter de
stroyer, the Furor, as has several timea
been done in dispatuhes from other
CHARLES V. GRIDLEY.
Death of the Commander of the Cruiser
Washington, June 7. Captain Chas.
V. Gridley, commander of the cruiser
Olympia, and one of the heroea of the
brilliant victory at Manila, is dead.
The announcement of his death was re
ceived at the navy department this
afternoon in a cablegram from Pay
master Gait, of the navy, dated Kobe,
Japan, June 4, and directed to Secre
tary. Long. . The dispatch contained
this simple statement:
"Captain Gridley died today. The
remains accompany me on the Coptic"
Captain Charles Vernon Grid'ey ia
the first American offioer of great prom
inence whose death is a direct result of
the existing war with Spain. 'As the
commander of Admiral Dewey's splen
did flagship and one of the admiral's
chief advisers, Captain Gridley
achieved distinction at the battle of
Manna Day ana a-uied to ins previous
laurels by winning high praise from
his superiors for distinguished gallan
try and ability. He fought his ship
from the conning tower, whle Ad
miral Dewey directed the movements
of the squadron fiom the bridge of the
vessel. It was not known for several
weeks after the engagement that Cap
tain Gridley had suffered from it, and
even now the precise nature of. hit
trouble is not disclosed.
Accident on the San Francisco. '
Provinoe.town, Mass., June 7. A
fatal accident qccurred last night on
the cruiser San Francisco. By the fall
of a whaloboat from the davits, Clans
Wessel, coxswain, was drowned and
Seaman Stevenson sustained a fractur
ed leg. Wessel was 30 years old. Hit
body was recovered this afternoon.
- Great Britain's marinasteam tonnage
is today 6,720,703 about as much at
that of all other nationa added together.
MUST MOVE ON.
So Room for Lieutenant Carrama in the-
Dominlou of Canada.
Washington, June 7. Steps have
been taken by which Lieutenant Car
ranza, who has Conducted the Spanish
spy system at Montreal, with , Mb asso
ciate, Senor du Bosc, the former first
secretary of the Spanish legation here,
will be expelled from "Canada .-within ,
the next, few days, unless they adopt
their own means to leave before an in
ternational question ia raised as to- "
their presence in Canada. The Car- 4
lanza letter, detailing nis spy system, j
was communicated to the British am-
bassador. Sir .Julian Paunoefote, to- '
gether , with all other information
bearing on the operations of the Span- '
lard's in Canada. The ambassador was
quick to act in the matter and. with-
out awaiting the slow - process of the
mail he cabled the entire matter to the :
foreign office. -
No doubt is entertained as to the
speedy action of the authorities at Lon
don, now that a specific case has been .
made out against the Spanish officials
in Canada. They would have taken 4
the initiative, had there been more
than suspicion as to the operations of
Carranza. But the Carranza lettei was
proof positive, and the British officials
will move quicklyjandjof their own voli
tion toward seouring adequate redress.
The state department has not 'cabled
Ambassador Hay, not .deeming it nec- 1
essary to do more than simply lay the- .
facts before the British ambassador
here. It is expected Lord Salisbury ,
will oall the attention" of tho Spanish
government to the undesirability of
having Carranza and du Boso remain '
in Canada, as their actions are so obvi
ously hostile to the United States. .
Says He Wrote the Letter.
Montreal, June 7. Tonight Lieu
tenant Carranza admitted that he was
the author of the letter rctfde public
yesterday by the secret service, and
that it was the one stolen a week ago
from his residence. - 4 .
"It is a translation," he said, "of
the letter I wrote to my cousin, but it
is not as I wrote it. Words have been
changed and whole sentences yes,
even paragraphs inserted to make it
suit the ends of the United States gov
ernment. 1 ON BOARD THE SOLAC3.
Wounded and Sick. Are llrought Hack
From the Front.
New York, June 7. The ambulance -ship
Solace oame into port todays hav
ing on board 54 wounded and sick,
some of whom had been transferred
from .the American warships in Cuban
waters and others taken from the hos
pital at Key West Her after-deck had
been tented over with canvaB, and in
swinging hammocks lay half a dozen
of the more Beriously ill of the pa
tients. The convalescing room was
the basking plaoe of a score or more of
the poor fellows who had not given up
the fight without a struggle, while the
privilege of the decks was accorded all
those who were able ' to move about or
anxious to watch the green hills as the
good ship moved in shoreward.
The Solace anchored off Tompkins
ville early this morning, and she was'
boarded by press representatives. She
left Key West Wednesday afternoon,
and oame through to New York with
out incident until Satuulay night,
when the gale tumbled her about to
some extent, and made tilings uncom
fortable for the patients. But the sea
voyage was a tonic to the men. ' They
had left behind the sweltering seas of
the tropica, and the exhausting winds -
for refreshing breezea.
Some of them had gathered together
in little groups on the voyage up many
a time and told again the story of a
brush with the Spaniards or the nights
on watch at the blockade Fo;ir of the
heroea of the Nashville and the Mar
blehead were among the patients on
the Solace, Robert Voltz, of San Fran
cisco, and Harry Hendriokeon, Joe
Davis and Kuchmeister, of New York.
They are the wounded of that gallant
band of volunteers who cut the cable
at CienfuegOB nearly a month ago. It
is a tale that haB been told before.
The effort will live in historv, side by
side, with the Merrimac's journey
down the narrows at Santiago.
The Solace haa on board 54 patients
removed from southern waters.
BURNED AT THE STAKE.
Negro Fiend a Victim of Mob Vengeance
Dallas, Tex., June 7. A special from
Shreveport, Iia., says: A thousand
people gathered at Doyline, on the
Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific rail
way, about 18 miles from here, to wit
ness the burning at the stake of Wil
liam Street, a negro who brutally out
raged Mrs. Parrish.' The crime was
committed May 80. The people erect
ed a post near the railroad track, near
town, and had the light wood and
kindling saturated with coal oil, pre
paratory to chaining Street to the
The flames were started at 1 o'clock.
It was a sickening Bight, which lasted
10 minutes, when Street 'was a charred
Well-known lawyers made speeches
warning the crowd of negroes that such
crimes would not be tolerated in a civil
Anxious for Peace.
Washington, June 7. The belief is
growing in the best-informed govern
ment circles that Spain is sincerely
anxious to make peace, and that even
now she -is seeking a favorable oppor
tunity. to make overtures. i,n that direc-,
tion. Numerous evidences of this have
oeme to the,attention of the authorities
hete, but up to this time no actual
move has been made toward ascertain
ing on what basis the United States
would consider peace.