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C. IIINIH.IC, At,nt, ArllnittoD.
(it'iuinil I'.i'.i imwr Agvnt, l'ortland, Or.
What Has Happened In the
Civilized World.
A Complnt He v law of tha Kbw of th
r S.ven Car. la Tbl. and
All feralKii Land.
A Worlil Iliintnh from Mailrld says:
Hpnln will jM( no torritory, end will
not IIhU'ii to ihcii ovurturcis on saoh a
bants. ' ';.
The snhoonor Jnne Gray, whluh left
Pcoitlp for Kotxcbue minrnl with a party
of protwtor, on boanl lnn Ihmjii
Witickoil off Objio Flattery.
The converted yaolit Wap reports
IisvIiik (tone Into Cionfiififo Imrlior
and siKhUntf tbiee 8hiiIhIi oralsors,
probably ot Oerveta's fleet.
rlotirotary Algur, In a loiter to con
Kress ssys that 16,000 or 20,000 troops
will go to Cuba at onco and be follow
ed, as soon as poxsible, by 60,000 more.
The run on the gnvonmeiit's bank
lias assumed formidable proportions,
and is steadily inureaNing day by day.
Kpain Is gradaally drifting to a paper
The Flori Ja expedition Is now safe
with Oorciu's array. A letter has
been receiol in Key West from one of
the American members of the party,
which was written after the binding
was made.
1 An ansnoresnful attempt was made
by two Spanish toipcdo boats to des
troy the shiirs of Bohluy's fleet, but
tbny were repulsed and took shelter
beneath the guns of Ihe forts. This
engagement, it is ssld, was the first
hostile movement oil Santiago.
The war department is maasing ra
tion, for 80 days for the front, aitem
bled at Jacksonville andor Ihe com
maud of Major-General Lee. Officials
decline to say how many men are to
lie concentrated there, or whether they
will stay at that place for the full 80
days for which rations are provided.
Amid the mnaio of a hundred bands,
the cheers of hundreds of thousands ol
people, the blunts of many whistles
and the waving of innumerable flags,
tie trans-Mi(sisippi exposition was
formally opened in Omaha. Nothing
oouaired to mar the occasion. Presi
dent McKhiluy addressed the assembled
multitude by long-dlstanoe telephone,
touched the ntngio button and tho ex
position was dedicated,
Jacksonville, ' Fta., Is Sikrly to bo
made the base of operations aguinst
i'orto Rico. General Lee will open
headquarters there Immediately.
The anti-Dritish demonsi rations at
Manila are intensifying. The qtnx-n'e
portraits are insulted anil all forelgnera
are preparing to take refuge at Oavite.
On Decoration day a big gathering ot
Americans proceedod to tho tomb of
Lafayette, . in the Pypua cemetery,
Paris, and the tomb was decorated with
wreaths and mutual flags.
The British battleship Renown re
ports buing chased by an unknown
stenmer while on her way from Iter
muda. The nationality or the pursu
ing vessel could not be learned.
Tho secretary of wai has authorised
tho governor of Nebraska to raise a teg
Imont of Infantry, under the prnai.
dent's second call. William J. llryan
will be colonel of the now regiment.
Advioes from Cadis say all the guns
of both batteries and forts are being re
placed by heavier guns. It is reported
that the departure ot Camura's fleet has
been delayed by duftcts in the torpedo
boat. In the campaign against the Span
iards in Cuba, tho aimy and navy -will
act together. No decisive blow is likoly
to bo struck by either. branch of the
service until tha other is roady to co
o pei ate.
It is stated that thero ia a poasihil
ity of Adolph HAto, t?an Franoisoo'a
ex-mayor, partly recovering h!s
health, notwithstanding that his physi
cians have pronounced his montal and
physical condition Incurable.
According to late Manila advices
there is serious sickness on board the
United States cruiser Boston. It is be
lieved that Ash tarnished tho vessel at
Manila had been poisoned. The Span
iards were caught trying to strengthen
their defenses and forced to desist,
The captain ot the British steamer
Laughton, who saw the Cape Verde
fleet in Curacoa harbor icporta the
Hpanlsh ships in fair shape, but coal
was quite low with them. All the Tea
sels took on enough to carry them to
the next port. The Viscaya and Maria
Teresa also took on large qwtntitios of
provisions and other supplies from
As a result ot the Investigation tho
treasury department has been making
Into tho question of a tariff tor the
Philippines to be levied as a military
cotrlbution during the occupation ot
the Islands by the United Status foroes,
Ihe administration have practically de '
elded to enforce the existing Spanish
schedules only, with such changes aa
circumstances may make necessary,
Minor News Uam..
Maj. Henry T. Htanton, the widely
known Kentucky poet, diod at
3. C. Fickes, of Bteubenvillo, O., has
constructed a boat propelled on the bi
cycle principle,
Mis. Frances Hodgson Burnett, an
ther of "Little Loid 'Fauntlmy"
aud other novels, has been granted a
div.iroe from Dr. (Swain M. Burnett,
wilt purmiHiion to use her maiden
name, llodgsun.
A Klnsstnn. Jamaica, ilhinulnh inn
18 warships have been sont to teinforce
cicrveia at oanuago.
A Ht. Petersburg dispatch says the
now Russian cruiser Sveitlana, 8,829
tons displacement, has been ordered to
the Pacific, '
The steamer Brix Just arrived in
Seattle brings news of a severe hurri
cane at Dutch harbor. The schooner
Helen was driven ashore, but not seri
ously damaged. Tho Point Barrow
relief expedition has not yet started on
Its way.
Two volunteer regiments will em
bark at Han Francisco this week. The
troops selected to go immediately are
the First Colorado and Tenth Pennsyl
vania Infantry. The coming campaign
at the Philippines is being carefully
mapped out.
The movement against Porto Rico la
likely to be launched immediately.
Hchloy'a warships are to bo left to ills
pose of the Santiago matter, while the
military forces will at onoe begin the
campaign of conquest at the island
further East,
The Pais, a prominent republican
organ published in Madrid, says it is
rettorted that the United elates fleet
made a second attack upon Santiago, and
that the Americans forced an entrance
into the harbor. A special from Port
an I'rince confirms the news.
The steamer Albion, from Copper
river, reports second heavy slide on
Valdea glacier, Alaska. A number ot
pack animals were buried in the snow,
but no human lives were lost. The
glacier is now impassable and traffic
for the season is said to be at an end.
Major-Goneral Merritt has been or
dered to hasten the departure of the
Manila expedition- Tho administra
tion Intenda to get the entire Philip
pines expedition under way at the
earliest practicable moment. Measures
have been taken to render Manila bay
The auxiliary crnlser 8t Paul, Cap
tain blgsbee commanding, has arrived
at New York. Kigebee says he had
plenty of target practloe off Santiago
and that Cerveta is bottled trp. While
cruising before Santiago he went in so
close to the harbor that he was able to
make sketches of the fortifications,
which were sent to Washington.
Commodore 6ohloy'a official report
ot the Santiago fight has been received
by the president. He saya there is no
reasonsble doubt that Cervera's fleet ia
inside the harbor, that hia firing was
to team the strength of the enemy 'a
battories, and was In that respect en
tirely satisfactory. None of his vessels
were hit and no casualties occurred. .
A French correspondent at Madrid,
saya he learns on the highest authority
that Cervera is well on hia way to
Manila. The vessels in Santiago har
bor, he says, are Viliamil's torpedo
boats. The Cape Verde squadron ia
due at Manila shortly. Cervera's or
ders are to destroy Dewey'a fleet, and
to intercept and capture or destroy the
American transports en route from San
Madrid newspapers maintain that
Cervera's fleet is sailing in the direc
tion of the Philippines. j
The secretary of war has sent con
gress a request for appropriations
amounting to $53,870,860. These ap
propriations will be used for the
equipment and maintenance until June
1, 1800, 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
ni'vul attack alone might not bo effect
ive. Haste is essential, as the prospect
ot the early approach ot the cyolona
season wke, 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-nay-general,
by direction of tho presi
dent, are working hard in the prepara
tion of a form of govomment for Cuba
after the Spaniards are driven out. An
effort Is being made to have a complete
plan for these operations ready to be
pnt into effect as soon as peaoe is de
clared. Loaded with wealth but deserted and
starving, John Rochel, once a well
known manufacturer of 8iouxCityKIa.,
peiished last April on the trail between
Dawson and Dyea, Alaska. The news
of his death reached Sioux City in a
letter to hia widow by Richard Hen
drickaon, from Seattle. He was aban
doned by his comrades and left to die.
In the engagement at Santiago tha
8panish flagship Cristobal Colon waa
struck twioe by shells from the Massa
chusetts and the batteries were badly
damaged by the firing of the cruiser
New Orleans. . , Three hundred shots
were fired by the Americans. No
American vessel was hit and no one on
the ships Injured. The Spanish loss
was not heavy. j
Chas. W. Post, who has Just re
turned from Hong Kong, saya that pre
vious to the battle of Manila, Admiral
Dewey had a social passage at arms
with Prince Henry, a brother of Em
peror William of Germany. Prince
Henry slighted tha United States at a
aeries of toaita tendered at a banquet,
and was made to apologise to the hero
of Manila, The apology was written.
It ia reported that Bishop John P.
Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, will soon retire from active
duty because ot ill health.
James II. of the oldest the
atrical manage! s In America, died
suddenly at hia home in Now York
city. Ho was 08 years old.
Belgium has been caught in a de
liberate violation of neutrality law.
She permitted the steamer liavenna to
load at Antwerp with war munitions,
supposedly tor the Spaniards. ,
The Dispatches Report
a Battle Off Hay- (
tien Coast.
Thr apaalsh and Kuur Anarlean VS
. l. Knga(d Tha Lattar Probably
Scout A Mpanlah Torpedo-Boat
Ilaatrorer Sunk at Mautlufo.
Cape Haytlen, June 7. The United
States troopship Resoulte, formerly the
Yorktown, under- convoy of the tor
pedo boat destroyer Mayflower, the
convertd Ogden Ooelet yacht of the
same name, arrived at Mole St. Nich
olas Saturday and departed shortly
Advices from Mole St. Nicholas say
that Saturday, some distanoe off Jean
Rabel, a port on the west , coast of
Hayti, half way between Port de Paix
and Mole St. Nicholas, a combat took
place between three Spanish and four
Amerian warships. The American
ships are said to have withdrawn from
tbe combat. One ot the Spanish war
ships entered the harbor of Jean Rabel
for water. Officers of ships lying at
St. Nicholas Mole were extremely reti
Jean Rabel ia an insurgent seaport,
and there ia no telegraphic; station
there. It is thought possible that the
Spanish ships encountered were the
vanguard of the Cadis fleet. .The
names of the American ships were not
ascertained, but It ia believed here
that they were probably scout boats.
Troop.hlp Pursued.
Port an Prince, June 7. According
to the latest advices from Santiago de
Cuba, there were not mote than 17
ships in the offing all day, and it ia
believed there that the three missing
vessels have gone for provisions and
munitions of war.
At 6 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 the Voldregue that the Resolute
had been puisued, between Jean Rabel
and Mole St. Nicholas, by two Spanish
coivettes. From the same source, it
is learned that Admiral Cervera'a
squadron ia not, in ha entirety, in
the port of Santiago de Cuba, but that
only a cruiser, aupiiosed to be the
Colon, one torpedo-boat and two auxil
iary cruisers are there.
A dispatch from a government source
at Port au Prince says:
A Haytieu informant, now in San
tiago de Cuba, say; tbe destitution has
greatly increased since Ihe bombard
ment began, and the military comman
der has been forced to reduce the ra
tions of the soldiers, among whom
there is much discontent."
ftpanlah Da.truyar Suuk.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 7. A dis
patch from Port au Prince says a ves
sel that has arrived there from Santia
go de Cuba tepoits that the Americans
sunk on Friday night the Spanish tor
pedo-boat destroyer Terror.
The assumption, based on dispatches
from Madrid, has boon that the de
stroyer Terror, after leaving Fort do
France, went to Porto Rioo, and it ia
possible that the Port Antonio dis
patch confuses hot with her sister de
stroyer, the Fnror, aa has several times
been dune in dispatches from other
Ieath of tha Commander of tha Crnlaev
Washington, June 7. Captain Cbas.
V. Qiidley, commander of the cruiser
Olympia, and one ot the heroes of the
brilliant vlotory at Manila, is dead.
The announcement of his death waa re
ceived at the navy department this
afternoon in a cablegram from Pay
master Gait, ot the navy, dated Kobe,
Japan, June 4, and directed to Secre
tary Long. The dispatch contained
thia simple statement:
"Captain Qridley died today. Tbe
remains aooompany me on the Coptic."
Captain : Charles Vernon Grid ey is
the first American officer of great prom
inence whose death ia a direct result ot
the existing war with Spain. Aa tho
commander ot Admiral Dewey's splen
did flagship and one of tbe admiral's
chief ad visers, Captain Grid ley
achieved distinction at the battle ot
Manila bay and added to his previous
laurels by winning high praise from
his superiors for distinguished gallun
try and ability. He fought his ship
from the conning tower, while Ad
miral Dewey directed the movements
of the squadron from the bridge of the
vessel. It waa not known for several
weeks after the engagement that Cap-
taiu Gridley had suffered from It, and
even now the precise nature of hia
trouble ia not disclosed.
Accident oa the Baa Franclaeo.
Provinoetown, Mass., June 7. -A
fatal aooident occurred last night on
the cruiser San Francisco. By the full
of a whaleboat from the davits, Claua
Wessel, coxswain, was drowned and
Seaman Stevenson sustained a fractur
ed leg. Wessel was 80 years old. Hia
body waa recovered this afternoon.
, Great Britain's marine steam tonnage
ia today 6,730,708 about as much aa
that ot all other nations added together.
No Koom fur Mentmant Carta ixa In the
Dominion of Canada.
Washington, Jnne 7.- Steps have
been taken by which Lieutenant Car
ranza, who has conducted the Spanish
spy system at Montreal, with bis 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 is raised as to
their presence in Canada. The Car
ranza letter, defailing bis spy system,
was communicated to the British am
bassador, Sir Julian 1'auncefote, to
gether with all other information
bearing on the operations of the Span
iards in Canada. The ambassador w:is
quick to act in tho matter, ami. with
out awaiting the slow process of the
mail he cabled the entire matter to the
foieign office.
No don lit 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 ofllciHl
in Canada. They would have taken
tbe initiative, had there been mote
than suspicion as to the operations of
Cat ranza. But the Carranza lcttei was
proof positive, and the British officials
will move quicklvjandjof their own voli
tion towanl securing adequate redress.
The state department has not cabled
Ambassador Hay, not deeming it nec
essary to do more than simply lay the
facts before the British ambassador
here. It ia excted Lord Salis'mry
will call the attention of tho 8 punish
government to the undesirability of
having Carranza and do Boso remain
in Canada, as their actions are so obvi
ously hostile to the United States.
Bay. H Wrote tha Letter.
Montreal, June 7. Tonight Lien
tenant Carranza admitted that he mat
tbe author of the letter made public
yesterday by tho secret service, and
that it was the one stolen a week ago
from his residence.
"It is a translation," he said, "of
the letter I wrote to my cousin, hot it
is not as I wrote it. Words have been
changed , and whole yes,
even paragraphs inserted to make it
suit tbe ends ot the United States gov
Wounded and Sick Are llroucht Bark
Prona tha Front.
New York, June 7. The ambulance
ship Solace came into port today, hav
ing on board 64 wounded and sickr,
some of whom had been transferred
fiom the American warships in Cuban
waters and others taken from the hos
pital at Key West Her after-deck had
been tented over with canvas, and in
swinging hammocks lay half a dozen
of the more seriously ill of the pa
tients. The convalescing room was
the backing place of a score or more of
the poor fellows who had not given up
the right without a stiUKgle, while the
piivilegeof 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 Bhorewaul.
Tho Solace anchored off Tompkins
ville early thia morning, and the was
boarded by press repieseutatives. She
left Key West Wednesday afternoon,
and came through to New York with
out incident until Satoiday night,
when the gale tumbled her about to
some extent, and made things uncom
fortable for the patients. But the sea
voyage was a tonic to the men. They
had left behind the sweltering seas of
the tropics, and the exhausting winds
for refreshing breezes.
Some of them had gathoied 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 Four of tbe
heroes of the Nashville and tbe Mar
blehead were among the patients on
tho Solace, Robert Volta, of San Fran
cisco, and Hairy Hendriokson, Joo
Davis aud Kuohmeister, of New York.
They are tbe wounded of that gallant
band of volunteers who cat the cable
at Cienfuegos nearly a mouth ago. It
is a tale that has been' told before.
The effort will live in historv, side by
side, with - the Merrimac's journey
down Ihe narrows at Santiago.
The Solace has on board 64 patients
removed from southern waters. .
Negr Fiend a Victim of Hob VeBaTeanee
In Texaa.
Dallas, Tex., June 7. A special from
Shrove port, La., says: A thousand
people gathered at Doyline, on the
Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific rail
way, aboat 18 miles from heie. 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. Tho people erect
ed a post near the railroad truck, 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 sigi t, which lasted
10 minutes, when Street was a charred
Well-known lawyers made speeches
warning the crowd of negroes that such
crimes wonld not be tolerated in a civil
iaod community,
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 la seeking a favorable oppor
tunity to make overtures in that direc
tion. Numerous evidences of this have
come to tho attention of the authorities
heie, but np to this time no actual
move has been made toward ascertain
ing on wbnt lnsV the United States
would consider i--
Blown Up by a Spanish
Torpedo in San
tiago Harbor.
Bpanlard. Allowed Iter to Cro First
Defense Line Number of Victim Mot
Reported Fleet Renewed Bombard
meat of Fort and Squadron.
Cape Haytien, Hayti, June 6. The
American fleet, according to advices re
ceived by cable from Santiago deCuba,
the cable being under Spanish control,
opened fire again at 8 o'clock this
morning on tje fortifications and war
The cannonade waa well sustained
nntil 4 A. M.
One of the American auxiliary
cruisers (well armed) attempted to
force the passage into the harbor. The
Spanish allowed the cruiser to cross
the first line of torpedoes, but before
s'ie arrived at tbe second line, they
discharged a torpedo, which broke
great hole in her aide and caused her
to sink almost instantly, bow first.
One officer, one engineer and six sail
ors were made prisoners by tbe Spaniards.
10:26 A. M. A dispatch from San
tiago says that the vessel sunk ia un
derstood to be the Merrimac. Only
tbe extremities of her funnel and two
masts are seen above water.
The Mew From Port aa Prlace.
Port au Prince, Hayti, June 6.
This morning at 8 o'clock, the Ameri
can squadron began the bombardment
of the fortifications of Santiago de Cuba,
and a lively cannonading ensued for
two hoars, which silenced the Spanish
An American vessel, the Meirimac,
described in the cable from Santiago as
an auxiliary cruiser, made a dash to
force tbe entrance, succeeded in passing
the first line of defenses, but waa tor
pedoed about 600 feet up the channel.
She went down "perpendicularly."
An officer, an engineer and six seamen
were taken prisoners. The number of
victims is unknown.
Only the funnel and mastheads of
the sunken vessel can be seen.
There is great excitement in the city.
A part of the population assisted in
the fighting on tbe heights. Every
body is astounded at the audacity of
the American' vessel.
The American squadron was cruising
11 the while in the offing.
(It 'will be noted that there is an im
portant discrepancy as to the time at
which the bombardment is said to have
begnn this morning between the dis
patches from Cape Haytien and Port
au Prince, the former saying 8 o'olook
and the lattei 8 o'clock. It is possible
that this arises from a confusion be
tween the figures 8 and 8. The San
tiago advices in reference to tbe sunken
vessel as an auxiliary cruiser is prob
ably a mistake. The Merrimao is a
collier, and has always been a collier.)
Navjr Department' Advice.
Washington, Jnne 6. Notwitstand-
Ing tbe rather positive statement com
ing from Jamaica to tbe effect that the
second Spanish fleet from Cadis lias
crossed tbe Atlantio and ia about to
join Cervera at Santiago, the officers of
the navy department refuse to be
frightened at what they declare to be a
bugaboo. It appears that the basis of
their confidence is a telegrapbio re(ort
of as late date aa yesterday, declaring
that tbe Cadiz fleet ia still at Cadiz.
Moreover, they know that there are not
aa many as 18 ships in that fleet.
London, June 6. According to a
dispatch from Madrid, EI Heraldo,
with regard to the situation at Santia
go da Cuba, says:
"It is one more disonchantment
which proves that there ia no remedy
tor Spain's misfortunes. Cervera'a
squadron at Santiago ia of little advan
tage, either to itself or to what it rep
resents. It can neither hinder the
Yankees' expedition, nor strengthen
the defense of Havana. Spain was
never before led through auch a strsit
road of perdition."
Sampson and Hrhlejr Have JolneTt Their
Off Santiago de Cuba, via Kingston,
Jamaica, June 6. Hear-Admiral
Sampson, with tho cruiser New York,
his flagship, accompanied by the battle-ship
Oregon, cruiser Mayflower and
the torpedo-boat Porter, joined Com
modore Schley's squadron off Santiago
Wednesday morning, and their com-,
bined commands have Ihe Spanish flout
securely locked in the harbor.
Admiral Sampaon left tho heavy
monitors and light gunboats off Car
denas Monday morning, all danger of
the appearance of the Spaniards from
the eastward having been removed
with the definiled information that
Schley had hunted them to their boles,
and under command of ConunoiUiie
Watson, the monitors and gunlHiiti
returned to reinforce the blockade un
the north coast of Cuba.
Admiral Sampson did not ussnine
command of the amalgamated squad
rons on his arrival. Each sqnailion
retains its separate entirety, and Com
modore Schley has his siiiglo-staricd
pennant on the Brooklyn.
Tbe American fleet off Santiago now
numbers 12 fighting shipa, two colliers
and a cable-cutting ship. , Neither the
Solace, the hospital ship, nor the Red
Cross ship State of Texas, which tba
diapa'o'i boat Dauntless passed on her
way here, has yet put in an npienr
ance. The fighting ships are tho New
York, Brooklyn, Iowa, Oregon, Ma-ea-chnsetts,
Texas, New Orleans, Marble
head, Dolphin, Mayflower and Vi n,
and the torpedo-boat Porter. - There ia
every indication that active oicraitiutiS
will begin at once.
The cable which binds Cuba to Ma
drid and tbe outside world was cut to
day. Pending tbe execution of Admiral
SampMin'a plan of campaign, our ships
form a cordon about tbe entiuueo of
Santiago harbor to prevent tho iiti
ble egress of the Spaniards.
Communication has also been had
with the shore. The mountains and
hills which surround Santiago arc in
full possession of the Cuban insur
gents. The reconnoissance made ,' by onr
ships, principality the smaller ynchls
and torpedo-boats, w hich are a Mo to
creep close inshoie at night, has pictiy
definitely determined the local inn and
character of the defenses of Ihe h.ulm-.
Several new batteries have been thrown
up on the high ground on each title of
Ihe entrance, and it is evident the
Spaniards are prepared lu make a
strong resistance.
Collier May Have Been Sent In to llloi k-
ade the 4'hanuel.
Watdiington, June 6. The IVt
says: 1 here is absolutely no doubt in
the minds of tbe naval oflioiala in
Washington that the 'ending of tie
collier into tbe harbor was a prear
ranged move on the part of Ailn h.,1
Sampson. The use of a collier, the un
usual hour of the morning, the iiee,,
sity of blockading the channel so as 10
relieve some of the ships of thu
ron from remaining stationed oft San
tiago, tho importance of riUt'ovuiing
Whether the mines wero eiTcctive-i-ull
these make it certain that the Men i-
mao was deliberately sent lo her do-
Btruction. It was not a Spanish vioioiy
it was a cleverly arranged kcIh-iuo ui
the part of the American Admiiul,
and it was successful.
Tbe eight men in a Spanish P'i.-oii
are the real heroes of the war. if tho
Merrimao went in under her own crew,
it is interesting to know that her com
plement of officers consisted of Com
mander J. M. Miller; Lieutenant W.
W. Gilmer, exeoutive officer; Knsigna
J. R. Y. Blukely and J. M. Luby, and
First Engineer R. K. Crank. 'Miller
is from Missouri, Gilmer from Vir
ginia, Blakely from Pennsylvania, aud
Luby and Crank from Texas.
It is expected that report will he re
ceived today from Admiral Sampson
which will give details of the Muiri-
inao's destruction, and tho names of
the eight men who have been cap
John V. Smith Indicted.
Port Townscnd, ' June 6. The
steamer Farallon, which arrived here
tonight, from Alaska, brings news that
in addition to the indictment ol ei-ht
customs officers, the grand jury at
Sitka has brought lu two trim bills
against John U. Smith, ex-Unid' I
States commiaaioner at , Kkagwuy, .i
charges of extortion and accept i -biibea.
Smith has been an est e I,
whom WHr. flMnwa
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