The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, May 19, 1898, Image 4
STILL IN IGNORANCE SPAIN AND UNITED STATES IN THE DARK REGARDING DEWEY. kertiluK Wortr at Tampa -Hvvorta Denied Angry M utteringt Hi-nnl-FUiun Siehooner Captured lla.lenlng to it t ri.it- Feu Bombardment. Washington, May 7. Alter another iay of waiting in the navy and state de aartment yesterday the doorj were igsin closed fur the night without re ceiving any information from Commc iore Dewey or from any other reliable ource ai to what happened at Manila tfter the cable broke. ' During the course of the day there were rumori that the table cornraunica iion had be?n restored, but these were loon found to be baseless and the ex jiteinent subsided. One comfort the officials take in the situation, although it is of a negative ibaracter, is that the.Iack of communi cation is a probable evidence that the Spaniards at least are not in control a? Manila, elsetbey would speediiy con -iiunicate that fact to the rest of the world through the cable. Kl'8HIa WOKK AT TAMPA. Tampa, Fla., May 7. Seven transport boats are now at Port Tamj.a and soon will be in readiness for the loading of Ihe troops. The Florida has already iaken on board a full supply of coal arid a large force ot carpenters were put to work yesterday electing stalls for the horses and pack mulee. The Whitney, Gonial, Berkshire and Allegheny ara Med up at the docks taking on coal, an I this finished the work of making alt -r-ttions neceswy for their use as trjn -port ships will be rnshed.. The tiuseue, whch arrived yesterday, from New Orleans with a carload of pack mules, is still stuck to the bank a short dis nce south of the dock, and probably will lave to be unloaded by lighter. As to the time of sailing there is still great uncertainty, .It is not probable that t.hl IrtniTvlmibp fnr ArHora In l.mak eo m r. B - - - r will b given before the decisive action between the Spanish and American fleets. "The time for sailing will be made cnownlto every body,"sai 1 General Shaf ler yesterday. 'This is too big an expedition to get away in a hurry. When the time comes everyone will be no Utied. RKPORTe DKKlED. London, May 6. The officials of the Spanish embassy here issued a categori sal denial of the reports in circulation lere an i elsewhere to the effect bat the j nvr.n regent intends to abdicate Jie throne of Spair. SHBY Mt'TTEIUN'llS WKRB HEKI), London, May 7. A special dispatch torn Paris says the seizure of the L-feyt-t'e intensified feeling againet the Ou t. il States. Angry muttering were learl. The United States consulate is under special pol;ce protection in view A t;ie hostile demonstration. (PSt8H 'FISHING BCHOOXKB8 CAPTt'BED. Kby W'bist. Kla., May 7. So soon as tnonse yesterday morning lifted and the regilali 'lis forbidding t'.ie entrance of veseele into Key West harbor during the dark hours would permit two little prizes were brought in. They were both Spaai-h flailing scbooneit of no great value, the Ononte ml the Antonio s5ues. The Oriente was capfuied by ibe gunboat He ena off Havana veeter imy. It was bound from Yucatan fur Havana with a cargo of dried rigb anl bad been out thirty-five days on account it gales and contrary wiods. One hlanit shot was enough to bring the little fl low to terms. The skipper declared l e knew; n&thing about the existing war Conditions. The Helena put a prize j ew on hoard and sent it in here. The Antonio was captured by the dispatch boat Uncus off Hocas Ciej.i, near Havaha It is said that it was signaling in fi rmation to a French steamer aa to w ere it cud Ian ' without interference from, the blockading fleet. HAhTfcNiNU TO A CRISIS. London, M -y 7. A dispatch from Vi enna Bays in higi.e t circles it is regard id that alfai'S n Spain are hurrying riimilv toward a grave crime, but nc fens are enteriBineil f.r the peis.nal:tie uipp:cii ani', a j.ro..y r4 ,tv of t: U'xen r gent and son. If ' caued by t .e explosion of the balers of in i.eiieved lb' TWiii le al le to leave mn uoiiijurtd ar a u t?.b e moment. Ff-.'.K A BOMBARDMENT. Nsw.V'o:i .,. .May 7. A pecal from ojii Juan. K nf j K m, -ys : prepare. o in fe Ui g made for tl lecc ption of the Spanifh Cape Verd fl i t, arriv.il of wtiicii is exjecled al-nJu'M- Bioineaiar.lj. The ordv warship tioV i th bat of S,m Juan is th linMlai' the, harbor has been cleared" Oi iiia-eotnbatant Ves-;eis-to make room f, r the anchorage of the Spanish fl-el All merchantmen have pul ed up uudei the protection of the hills, fearing I bum ward merit by the American fleet Seimto Conllrujiillon. Washington, May 7. The senatt yea'crday connrnied thtse nominationi'. Cloiel Charles P. Eagan, assis ".anl general, to be biigadiei geuera!. ' IIrtr Itrrnlatlons Strict. Nsw York. May 7. One ot those cap tains who bave been recklefsly disra ganling the new tirbor rcitalationi foi thi port, for pastes to avoid the mUu aAr, leueived a tnde ihock to hit amni doting tb night, when a blaal titat waa find at hi schooner from tht battery at Beady Uook, i tbe vmm a twastag over U mine field ia ta tzlmhmi Tktb wasa vanlat rtzZM tatoi4 to RATIONS FOR A VAST ARMY Movement to KJert tipan Urd from Caba Now Fairly On, Washington, May 12. The arm movement on Cuba is now fairly launch ed and yesterday's news developed a concerted effort all along this line to be gin aggressive operations on a big scale for the ej-ctment of the Spanish troop; nd government from the pearl of the Antilles. An order given yesterday a.ternoon by the war department for the Durcbase of $5,000,OX) rations is an earnest of the scale on which prepara tions are making for invasion of Spain's territory. Of this vast quantity one- fonrth is to go to the Philippines by way of San Francisco, and the nalance to Cuba. The department has made a great many changes in the original pmgram laid down for the concentra tiun of troops, and as indicated in these d a safeties Tuesday morning, LoJiesif volunteers that were originally slated for one of the great concentration camps nave to ind themselves suddenly, under or.Jers to proceed direct to southern po:ntg, S3 that fcon volunte is from the e-et and middle weit will be moving Mifty toFl-rida and the gulf, while from the far west the cars will be carry tng troops to San F'ancisco. NOTHING NEW fKOM SAMPSON. Contrary to expectations the day again passed at the navy department without news from Admiral Sampson. N t withstanding w hat seems to be con firmatory newspaper advices as to the presence of the Spani h fleet at Cadiz, the navy department officials are begin ning to entertain strong doubts of the accuracy of the reports. Until news comes from Admiral Sampson of his doings in and about Puerto Rico, it can not be said definitely what course will be decided on as regards that island. It has been sonnested that some of the troopt' now being hurried so rapidly to the gulf coast may be intended to co operate with Admiral Sampson) in the reduction of the fortifications at San Juan de Puerto Rico, aid the tubee- 'jueut occupation of the island. An evi dence of the wisdom of having the troop' transports near at band in such rate ia shown by the piedicament Admiral I)ewey is believed to lie in at Manila, where, for lack of troops, he s unable lo occupy the town and to prevent ttrocities wbi h the insurgents are capa ble of working upoa their helpless pmish foes. ANXIETY OVKK TUS OKKOO.t, Toe revival of doubts as to the where- ib u s of the Cape Verde squadron jaused a renewal of anxiety as to tfee Oregon. The ship w s at Bahia at last I accounts and is believed to have etarted ' a day or two ag up the Brazilian coast Vo jo n Sampson's squadron in the W est Indies, she will have to make a mn of 5 (X0 mile, which will occupy the Ore- ion about ten days only, as she is in Sue fert le and averaired thirteen knot an hour on the long run around the htm. The navy department has felt ibllged to decline the offer made by some wealthy New York gentlemen, beaded by 0. H. P. Belmont, to build and equip a torped ) boat for the use of the govern; ment during the war. Possibly the ieclination was brought atout by the xin lition attached to the offer that the boat should be commanded by Mr. Bel mont, f ir, without the least reflection upon that gentleman, toe naval officers nave been obliged to decline to establish the precedent of appointing civilians to sommauds in the navy. The ruaa oiders to the Charleston, which went out toJav, will have the re sult, poisibly, of obliging the depart ment to fend another vessel. r.oibly the Phi'a l lph a with the tr Op trans ports, wtiicii are expect-d t,- no out from San Francisco, about tbe end of the week, since it is very unusual in time of war to send imcb transports without a warship for convoy. A t'ntft (iofn Down. London, May 12. A di-patch to the Ooiie from Gibralter say a British steamer which arrived there, reports ofli dally ttiat it ps-ed yesterday even ing a Spani-h torpedo boat destroyed which hs guarding Algeciras bay and s'rain. Sho-tly after ,the st ainer p.ssed it all 'be lights of the destroyer wer-- tud lenly ext.nsjuish'-d, a terr.fic e:plo-io i followed intined ately an t the d'5 trover d.sapp'ared. The disaster, aia t'ie torp d i boat desToyer. It ns leared that all on liofd oi it nave perished. TaeSpmwri tirp.iIj biat rieitroyer T p r:ed b om up lien Oibialtor prob acy i'j the D-trn .-tor.' Hi? D B u :t r im cl f -e 1 as a tor.e lo gniiliiat Sli-r w.i l"-' feet .x inches lin.', and was eAun ue 1 to have a sp. ed eijuai to ao ut twe,nty-t o and one-half knot. Her annum-lit consist d of one tineani oiK -iiaif in ti gun. four six p tundir ij'ilck-flrers and f jur Maxim g 1UH. SttO lua a crmm un-nic men - Mile f l.tnitnl in ( iibn. Saw York May 12. A Key Weft spec at wye iliat in! irnmtiou has reacried tioit p aui o: tlie Undiu within fifty m l.iol Havana oft.io expedition under CJ iimmdol Captain Dorst, Fourtu cav alry, which left lam ia yesterday on bor J the tran-p rt (i is'ie. Austria V 1U Krni,tln Neutral Tooa Pksth, May 12. Euiperoi Francis Joseph, rep yin t thea !dre s of tue mem her i ot the delegati ins, who wer receive I in audience by hit majesty, dtolarel that Austria's rela tions with ad the powere, especially wi.h t ie neighboring statea, were ot th very l t, Tbe emperor also referred wit i regret to the futilities I etwees the United Htatee and rtpain and laid that while he had reeclved to ualuteit etriet aeetralitw be hoped "tbedtuv is etramle wUreooa be ended." RUIN FACES SPAIN SHE CANNOT LONG STAND THE PRE SENT PRESSURE. j ... . r.d Ilereat Will be ,U,weU Opr. Kevol -a,p.0 Not .,rd t rou). r Keteuue Hill. Ai niii-M 1 Mullteje Killed. Lonoox, May 11. Toe Blaritz corres pon lentui the Daily Mail, dilating on Spain's internal trouble says : 'But for the necessity of if'-f.iug the war credits voted in the orl.-g Senor Sagasta would have decreed the Hidpen sion of the constitutional gurjut, thus placing the who e country under military jurisdiction. The d lliculties or the pwir people are worse than those of the ttovernnient. The latter, bv van- o is expedient, can raire monev the f iruier are unable tu obtain-either food o employment. The wages of the latmr ere are to j sm ill to bur sufli :ien'. fiod for lhemeives anl their families, la the mininii regious of Estramadura and other places the miners are nearly f .misned. "Mea-iwhile epee llators in tke corners to raiee the price of fool and industry ia paralyzed. In the Balaeric islands tfioutands of workmen are livin? upon alms. In Catalonia, the richest region of Spiin tbe sufl-ring haa been int.-ns '. "The wareliousei are filled up to ced ing ith goods which ill remain there till tt e war is nv-r, and tbounndi of workmen, fami !i -d witk bunker, will easily become the prey of political agitii torg and compHcate Uie so.iial an 1 xiii'.i th' situation of the countrv. "The work of the p jlitlcal asfitator is laiiv Incoming more manif-st as the plight of the people becomes more hope- s. Tbe republicans declare tbat tlie momen. the telegraph announces a new d faster to the Spauish a ins tbe great mass of tbe country wih rise and sweep away everything. The CarlisU ay that if '.here are fresli disasters they will seize power. Tuerefore the key to the situa tion is war nee. The Carlists are well arganized. The republicans are divided by differences of programs and the rival- ri t of their leading men. 'They pat much faith in Wevler. but he is simply waiting for his own chance ind will venture nothing unless a'so- '.utely assured ot success. The report '.bat Weyler bai arrive! at an under standing with Marshal Campos is untrue i ,ey are not even on speaking terms. Tue na ion as a wnole is, however, in different to the struggles of parties, for it trusts none of them. NOTHINO HKAMt) UtOU SAMPSON. Wadhinotun, May 11. Up to the time Secretary Long started for tbe cabinet meeting at 11 o'clock yesterday t e was without information f r im A miral fcampson's fleet concerning any action. All inquiries about the navy department were directed toward the whereabouts of this fleet and its ptos p U of a speedy engagemt nt with the enemy. While there is little doubt that the officials know the approximate locality of the fleet, it is quite certain that nothing has been received as to tbe iruising and search for the Spanish ship. It is felt that the next few hours will determine beyoud further question whether the bpanish fleet wiiich left the Cape Verde Uganda did, in fact, come to Porto fitco, or diverge northward back to Ca :iz for a formidable concentration of the strongest ships of the SpanUb navy. In the latter event Admiral SampKin will have no Spanish fleet to fight save thoe smaller crafts in Cuban wa erg. It will leave the cou'sefjnlo tb Oregon to uiak" a juncture with the fl:. t aid also will leiv e Admiral Sump son's hands free lor attention to Porto Kico or Cuba. ADMIRAL MONTEJO klL.,KI). London, May 11. A special di'patch from Sb'tnghai says that it ia reported there that Admiral Montejo, the com m nd r of the Spanish fled, who es caped from Cavite by running along the siior - to Manila, with his two sons, was killed by the populace of tbe later place. It is added that the hospital of San K !l re, filled with Spanish soldiers, was set on flr- by shells from the li ton and hat Sid era of Charily were killed wiiiie rein ivuu the wo inded. Massacres are reported to have oo c-'.rred outr.d'jof Manila, the insurgents bu c er.ng even the fpauish women and h Id en. WAR IIEVKM I. II ILL. WAMiiNor.s, May li. When tbo senate coin.iutt' e u liuunie aljninied ycstetijiiy 'h. re was an und .irstand, Iig lh.it ihe democrat i J aiuerulu eiita ehouid oe akeu up toiuy ani me oiu io ine ten t) ouid i.ot be pofctyoned beyc uit tiinionow. There are, liowever, s .me matteis of d.iUil iu the revenue feat ur of the bill sull reqnidi g utie.iUon, an 1 t:it V may cuienuio more or mi time. One of these s il.e rate oi. to bMCo, which has not yet te:i nrrau.id to ti.e enii.e satiiffact.oa oi ih members of tie committee. Onlv a bri f se-sion was held lo3ay, owing to the abeaue oi some of the memijers. l'rovlloii for Porto Klcu, Madkik, May 11. An ofliciai rliniab h lio.n Por.o Kico ays toe IJ.linao has arriveil tbeic, protected by Spanish warships. Fall Thirteen Mi.rle, CaicaOo, May 11. Kii ert J. Kossell Of Omaha, a gue'.at the (treat , Nor lliern h'ltl, was metantly killed by lading irom the thirteenth stry of tbat budd ing shonly after 1 o'clock yenterJay Doming. Hi body went through the glaisdrme ot the interior court abate tp ' fflcrt and then through a bear er ffoltl and boned iUtnl in debris. All tb b nee ia hie nod were broken. Bu U wai attired ia his night clotbiog aau uia.t bars fallen while walking lo bis sleep. WILL HASTEN THE WORK. A.luiln.1 sri. ''' lo ,h K"B, ml the Hi'"'1"1- Wahh'noion, Miy pi.-Tnere is the I best authority f..r tue fUU ment Uial t . . I niiiu.iir b re- ' esiernay navuiv - hou Ai)lI1,r4, Sa,np.n, ; j, ,l)t e rl l esteMay navinr p-- -- Ilie navy department d.ies not expect to near iniin 'him within -V:iri days. The authority for this statement ' is fully acquainted i with Admiral Sampson's I lans, and the 'rnnark would M-em to inilirate ttiat the i admiral, havinif failed to find the enemy at the place ext-rcted, had turnel bis iatienli.m to the alternative project. ! What this is cannot be ascertained. It ;i evident, however, that the ifepart- inent is under no apprehension as to :ihe w.fty of Ihe AnuriiMii fbet, nor of any vefselof tlie fleet. ! VOI.UNTkkRa 10 sfcK hKRVICK. I The war department yesterday s.w fit Un gratify the univi re&l desire and in fo in the country tinongh tlie press just win-re tlie various state volunteer or ,i;a'iiz t on-are to te cuiii-entrated. It U tl.e fiist tune t! at any otlirial state jrneiil has Is en made as to the po.nts of ;incentration th"melves. Tl:n order m piibhsiied by tlie deptrtment is .liou.'h' in foine quarters to warrant the I it-iniipt inn that it contemplates a !jpe: ly n ovein-nt of the I'mted States piilitary fi.ri-es iin Cuha and in much ; 'rearer force thin s originally 'piaiinel. Tlie war oflicals r-fure to ! av aiivthing on ttun v-int, t'Ut there i " j is every tvi-Jeiice 'hat tiey expect a ' ili' r', sharji, conc'usive and limn diale i -ampiign, eiic.i as could nd b waited !.iv live or ten tl ouai.d sohllers. It is j i'so to 1 no fi that preparations made i'jy ihe quaiterrnater's department and j Uie coiuinifsary's department, so far as j t is di't losed by actual or lers, indicates i'.bat pruvi-inn is being made for iixibiliz , nir and transporting and feeding many jJioii'iinds of men outsi le of the United Stales. I Wil l. HASTKV TIIK WORK. f . 1 With a vie to ytematisiiik. the great I i irk of mobilizing the forces and pnt j'.iug them in service, the wardepart iOi 'itt has planned a scheme which, it is 'wiieved. will very much hasten tbe work of getting the men together and j equipping them, while avoiding any 1 xmgtietion of the railroad tratric snch , i- is always to be apprehended in eases jjf wr. ' Iristea"! of allowing all the troops j ailed fir I'uiu a particular state to be . tssembled and broken in at the rendei jvons, the department is instructing its i nustring olfice to complete the organi , t itiuri ot regiments as rapidly as possible j and as Bn as one is organized to report I ihe fact to the department, when that j regiment will be ordered at one to the j point selected for concentration. In this way the government will be relieved jreatly in '.tie distribution of stores, which will t called forRr as fast as jtbey are needed. The men aho will be more amenable to discipline when juickly transferred to the concentration points without their own states. It is the expectation that tlie first regiments 'organ. zed and reported from tbe state will be sent to Chattanooga, thence oing to Cuba via Mobile, Tampa, New Orleans and Galveston, for expedition will be dispatched from ail oi these ports. The governors of tbe state will bave no band in the designation of volunteers to go to particular concentration camps, The destination wilt depend n;on the promptness with which the volunteers are organiad and are ready for trans pi. rtation. Alcer4lTi Artlon rctl On. Niw Yokk, May 10 A 8(e.cial to the Tribune from Washington, says: Aggressive action along the whole line 1. b,:t bes the a'litu leoflhe administra tion, aic rdfng lo the policy now defi nitely adapted, growing directly out of Admiral Ilewey's unparalleled achieve ment in Asiatic waters. Anv idea that existed that Spain, after a cra-hing bio, would rerogo ze the fut lityof "nselessly r tisung the iiievitlile, has tjeeii at last abandoned. The president has dc'eruiined that 'he fighting shall bo vigoroti-ly forced with the full power A the United State", in order moit speedily to terminate the conflict by tbe instruction of the lust ve tiges of au thor, ty exerted !jy the Madrid govern no u'. beyond the sho.es of the Spanish ! penoisuia itself. I General Miies and the other general I officer wiu have been charge.! w,th 'tarrying on the nirgte-ive c'opni-n hive It" le doubt that a sutlicii nt mini- her ot men br every c intni;;' ncy of the C .b .tl operations w ill b fort'x ; ng u.d ready lor duty when they are i.eeii- ihe reports of i:rjjtenng olficeM ihow that the total number in ui tired, wh'.ch whs about last Thursday, ha i risen to l5,h'J0 ya-terday and as all questions which delayed rapid luu.-ter-ing in the lieginuing l.ave nw b-en etted, the volunbu-r lorce id expected o be S'ljtWO by next Tburiay. As rapidi" as the re.g in nt are pel fected and equipped, they will l e hur ried to tbe front, Tbe luhng ss made Monday that the regiments shrud be .ompletely efjuippi-d in the orjer ol their mustering, first come first tervd, an I that equipinents needed by the arliir r'giiniii'S eho'd l be taken if necessary from icgiiuenlR not ready, in oider to seeure m i-t exprditionly the ilispiiti h of me i to toe ti jU slaws. Ilnslneu IIoomk 1"I rnyML, Coix'HKStkr, Vona., May 10. For the se'-ond time within twenty years Col chester's business quarter has been re Jnced to a -has by Are. The confisca tion started late Monday night ia O'Connell Brothers' A Sisters dry gcods store by Urn explosion of a lamp and ba'ned for over sixty hours, until a row of wooden buildings, occupying alatnet the who'j of merehsBto' row, Mala street, was la rains. The Voes is aboat P9jm, mottij eotered by lairasn. NOT A MAN VICTORY FOR DE WE AT MANILA COMPLETE AND GLORIOUS. Nut na Amerieau aniii Rlll-1, six W (Ufiili-l, latnaf;- Mi;lil hpanUll !uu'iroii -will lu Hie IliilKim, llunilroiia hJllril, oundeil i,r Tukea I'rlimiier Washinoton, Xiay 9. Not withstand ing ti.e fact that everybody for several dsys past has been in momentary ex pectation of cable advices from Com modore fiewey, the town was thrown into the wildest excrement at breakfat time Saturday morning by the issue of extra papers, announcing the arrival of the McOulloeh at Hong Konj with dis patches for the government from Com moiloro Dewey. Tbe publicatiun of newspaper dis pib bes lulling of the terrible mortality among the Spanish and the escape of the American forces, the men and sb p, irom serious injury, sddeil to the ex citement and ft the intense satisfaction with which the long expected news was received. There was an instant rush f newspaper men to the nav v department to secure further informal ..i from oili cial soureig sad perhaps dismayed by the number and impetnoosity of the newspaper contingent, the otbcials f tbe navigation bureau, where iiph- r dispatches are transcribed arid traip 'ited; promptly clo-eti snd licked their doors ugainst invafloii. One of tlie officers, of the navigation bureau bad ln on duty every moment of the twenty-four hours for several weeks past, waiting to receive cable grsnis of importance. A similar state of sffairs has prevailed at the state department, where one of the ususiant ?ecretarie and the chief have divided up the watchee of tbe night, sleeping on temporary cots set up in the aule-ioom. The state department has the honor of receiving the first nesrs. It came in the shape of a cablegram of three words from United. Slrtes Consul Wildmss at Hong Knnz and as as follows: '"Hong Kong McCulloch. Wildman." That is tlie Usui! form in w hich naval movements are reported by cable. This dispatch was received by Third Assistant Secretary Cadler, who was turned out ifh.scJtbya messenger boy at 4:-IO o'clock tbat morning. Tbe naval ofli rials were promptly notified and awaited with intense interest the dispatch which was expected surely '.o follow from Comop dore Dewey. About W;'W Manager Marean of the Western Union Te'eraph company, ap seared at the department bringing with him a sheet com pr sing four lines of the mysterious jtrgon, which makes up the naval cipher. He banded this directly to Secretary Long, who gazl at it for s moo.ent and turned it over to Lieuten ant Whittlesey, one of the cipher ex perts of the navigation bureau lor trans lation into Knglish, Then the secretary made a pretense of sitting down al bis desk to transact other business, but it was plain to I seen 'bat in spirit he bad joined tbe anxious throng of news paper men who throngs 1 the reception rooms waiting for th news. riHSr MKS8AOE MlOU PKWtT. There was a great rush toward htm, but the secretary gwxl-natureuly sade allowance for tbe excitement ol the crowd, and smilingly read from the cor ner of tbe room into which he had been forced, the following cablegram : Manila, May 1. Squadron arrived at Manila at daybreak this morning. Im mediately engsg d the enemy and du st r-yed tbe following Spanish vessel: Keina Christina, Cast ilia, I on Anton o ile Ulloa, Isla de Loz -n, I -la du Cuba, General Lazro, Marques d- Duero, Cor reo, Valasco, Isla de Mii.dmo, a trans port and water baitery at Cavite, The squadron Is uninjured and only a few men are sligbly wound d. Only mea' s of telegraphing is to American consul at Honu-Kong. I shall communicate with him. (Sigi.el i Dkwsy. MOHK IMSI'ATCUKS CKCKIVI:!), The department at 10 oVIoek altei the first m s a e was at hind, was st d receiving sheets of tbe cipher code from tl.e telegraph company, w bile tl e cipher experts we re t;!l atwoik behind tbe heavy doors of tbe navigation bureau. A further dispatch mtived from Commodore Dewey says: Cavite, May 4 1 I avs taken posses sion of naval station at Cavite on I'nil lpt.ine lslai ds. Have destroyed lh f r' flcati0n at bsy entrance, patrolling garrison. Icontr l bay cuinr letely ami can t ike city at any time. The squad ron is in excellent beiilth and spirits. Spanish loss not fully known, but very heavy, 150 killed, including captain of fieina Christina, I am a-e. sting in pro t c ing the Spanish sick and wounded. Two hundred and fifty sic k and wound ed in hospital within our line. Muck ixciiement at Manila, Will protect foreign i eeideuts. (Signed.) Dkwit. Said to l )'nliln( (iopiiss. Maiisid, May U. A dispslch frrni Havana says: K nee A ril li'i bostilitiei nave Iieen ursued against Gomez witt the greatest activity and vigor. Thirty two rebels bave I seen killed and onl Snwnish officer and tblrty-three soldieri bave oeen wonmieci. Another frlxa Cslard. Pokt AdPkius, Hayti, May 9. Th United States crusier Montgomery ar livtd at Cnpe Hayti. Siie captured yes-t-rdsy between Hayti and Culra ths Sjiarilsh brig Kranxquito, Captain Post, loaded wild jerked beef and bound from Montevideo, Mnrch 6, (or Havana. 8h Is owned In Barcelona. A prise crea was pat aboard oi her, nut the (u na tion of the pride was not announced. A French steamer which arrived ben iwaarta three (Spanish wet solas aad oas nmm anaw at rwto meo. KILLKIlTlRebrasha itoteol During a lire at West Point several oi the flr?meu were badly injured. A castle of the older of Koyal High landers hash -en oruanizui iu Neligh with a meiuliership of nineteen. During a row between a number ol tramps at Grand Island James Dugan was shi t in tbe Pack, the bu'b-t coming oi t of bis breast. The man was at once taken to tbe St. Francis hospital and will recover. We often read of bicycle riders break ing records but (iustafson and Lnndgren of Mead broke the cron shelling record !at week, h iving shelled 4,53d bushels in nine hours and set Ave times. The b suty of tbe transaction was that it was 25 cent corn. An unsuccessful attempt was made Tuesday night to buglarize the store of McKillop h Muman, at Tobias. Tbey tried to effect an entrance by tbe front lioor. They were seen and the alarm given, but when the officers arrived tbe intruders could not be found. Thirty-five shares of erock bave been subscribed for a telephone line from (iering to Kimball, by way of Harris burg. There is no doubt that consider able stock also will be subscribed at Kimball and Harrisburg, and the build ing of the line will be completed soon. Joe Jones, the evangelist, gave his lecture, "The U os and Downs of Life," at the Pern M. K. church Saturday night. Sunday he preached in his us ual abrupt way to large congregat one. He s a bard bitter, but the people like him and hope for his return for a while again. Judge Fawcett of Omnha, while hold ing court for Judge Evans at Dakota City laH week, sentenced Korueo Stew art to nn year in the penitentiary, he hivme plead guilty to the charge of burglarizing the saloon of John Peyaen. Sheriff Borowsky left today with Stew art for tbe penitentiary. Toe KllAiorn Valley conference of the M. E. church have decided to bold tbe annual camp meeting in tbe park at Neligh this year, commencing August 25 and continuing till September fi. The presiding elder, Rv. William Grost, and bis able corps of pastors, wiil co everything in their power to make it a success. Hiram Welch, and old man fifty-fire fears old, met with a serious accident Vatnr lay night. He walked into Small's hardware sore at Fairmont and stepped into a trap door tbat had been left open nd f 1 into tbe cellar, striking on bis head and cnttin s gash several inches oiif. was. brought up insensible. He ia some better now. . iiieirooct worn oj reducing the mort-itagc- indebtedness of Otoe county con tinues. Tbe statement of , Recorder Brandt for April shows thirty-four mortgages filed on farm property, sinounting to .W.46l 50, and thirty four satisfied to thu value of $01,191. On city ptopertv there were nine Aled, to the value of $7,4fi' 5i, and sveo re letted, amounting to 10,o't 46. Thursday afternoon William Rose, an ld hunter of Fairmont, bethought him that he would go oat and get, a lew ducks. He borrowed Joe Brinkle's hone and buggy and was to divide tbe zame. He got out about four milee and went to take the gun out and It was ac cidentally sHschartied. The charge ' lodged inthe horse's rump. He pot the urxt charge in the horse's bead aad walked home. George Dehal, en route from Denver lo Norway on a visit to bis old home, was confidenced out of $14 at the Burl inir'.lon depot in Omaha by a stranger who borrowed that amount of him until they could get to Chicago, showing him a check for 1750 as security and giving bim also his gold watch. The stranger same up town to buy his ticket and tailed to return, and tbe gold watch tome 1 ut to be a snide. A large barn on J. S. Oodins' farm tetr Colon was destroyed by fire on Sundav morning afsnet 1 -3iv Tim lurn Contained nine bead of horses, 600 bushel ol corn, 40!) bushels of oats, 150 K n .. 1 . 1 i, r.t n. I u t a. ..I ....... .. ...... .. . . , ' v. . . . ...... nu.abmej rittir? ITW, SWOTA! sets of g'sod harness ami all of Mr. Col lins' farm impl menls. Tbe loss amounts to at .ut $, 70 ; insurance on the barn, '150. No explanation can be offered at ill's timo as to the cruso of t .e I.r. Mr. Collins in a well-to-do armer, but the loss will nevertheless full beav lv upon him. The 12: 10 t a senior from the south brought a i tr. nuer to Dew lit rri,l. who was dariii' rooidy if not fataHy Injured. On tbe lack of bis bead Its g thU six inches long, also a large gash 0 er the light eye. He is uio n -clous, A t'Btament found in bis pocket has iu it tl.e iian.e "Cl Hooper. Hurchard, N't U, Company I." He isdressed in a soldier's uniform and appears to 1 1 et ween thirty and thl ty-tlve )ta-sot. ng-. He is continually speakug lo uiieoiie named Smith and about V. mp ' during his rav'iits. He was 'i.niid mar the railroad track ab three miles south of town. A number of ramps were arrested i n let suspicion ol being connected with toe crime but iiave since been released. A burglar was foiled in a bold attempt to rob the JJnlon Pacific passenger de pot at Fremont. While the ticket agent was absent at noon th fellow attempt, ed to gain entrance by prying up the ticket window, but before he accomp lished his Job the ticket agent here Is ght and the thief decamped. . The pa lice were notified end captured tte lei law In tbe Migbborhood. While baiM taken lathe MaUoa the fellow atteesst. celtoiet away as waa aeatly Cjsrti U ma swan too Us Cr. . e A tr1- -a 7 '