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SPANISH MINISTRY IN A BODY TEN
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OallwEnlm the Port aed Sorreadert
Popalaee Eating Bona r'nh iaeip
IM l Wfceraabouu Coknowa.
Madbid, My 16. The Spanish cabi
net resigned Saturday. It was com
posed follow! :
President of the council, Benor Sa
gasta; minister of foreign affairs, Benor
Gullon ; Justice. Senor Uroiiard ; finance
lienor Puigcerver; interior, Benor Oap
depon; war. General Correa; marine.
Admiral Bermejo; agriculture and com
merce and of public work), Count
Xiquena; colonic, Senor Moret.
The liberal cabinet under Benor 8a.
gasta assumed oflice October 4, 1897,
and was formed iliortly after the assas
sination of Senor Canovas del Caitillo,
who was assassinated on August 8, 1897,
by an Italian anarchist named Goili.
One of the first steps taken by Seuor
Sagasta iu to recall General Weyler,
the then captain-general of Cuba, who
was succeeded by General Blanco. But
the aituation did not improve, and Spain
was courteonsly hut firmly warned that
the United States could not much longer
maintain neutrality in the face of the
terrible situation of affairs in Cuba, and
the damagea which American interests
were suffering therefrom, Spain, how
ever, refuied to regard the s. tuition
from a humanitarian standpoint and
diplomatic relation with the United
Btates were broken off on April 21, last.
DEWEY BULK THE PHILIPPINES.
Hono-Koio, May 16 The United
Btatea dispatch boat Hugh McCulkch
arrived here yecterday from Manila,
with dispatches for the United States
government. She report! that the Span
ish gunboat Oalho, from the Caroline
islands, recently entered the port of
Manila, being ignotant of the outbreak
of hostilities between Spain and the
United Btates, An American warship
fired across her bows and signalled ber
a demand for her surrender. The de
mand being disregarded, the American
ship fired direct at the Spaniard and the
The popuiace of Manila is reduced to
eating horse flesh and the prospect of
relief seems far distant. The Hugh Mo
Oulloch also reports that the Philippine
Insurgents applied to Rear Admiral
Dewey for his approval of an attack by
them upon the city. The admiral, it
appears, approved of the plan, provided
no excesses we-e committed. The in
surgents then pleaded that they bad no
arms, with the exception of macbetts,
to which the admiral replied:
"Help yourselves at the Cavite r
senal." The city of Manila, however, has not
yet been attacked. About 5,000 Spanish
troops are guarding the road leading
from Cavite to Manila.
There is no troth in the report of the
massacre of a number of Americans.
There has only been a trifling incident
during police duty and nobody was hurt.
SAMPSON'S WIIEKKAHOUTS UNKNOWN.
Cape Hattikn, Republic of Haytl,
Mav 16. The United States storeehip
Supply is still here under waiting or.
Tlie wherci bouts of the United Btatea
fleet under the command of Rear Ad
miral Sampson is unknown.
It is expected that this point may be
used as the base of supplies for the fleet.
St. Thomas, West Indies, May 16.
The United Stales auxiliary cruiser
Yale, formerly the American line stoam
er Paris, on receipt of orders from the
department and information concerning
movements at Martinique, cleared from
at. Thompson at 5 o'clock yesterday
nd sailed west.
New Yobk, May 16. An Evening
World extra contains a copyright spe
cial from Curacoa, Venmela, dated 10 :30
a. m. yesterday, taying that the Spanish
warships Infanta Maria Teresa and Vis
caya are still at Ouracoa coaling. The
torpe lo I oat destroyers Orintobal Colon
and Alrairante Oquendo are outside
Waiting fot the two cruisers.
A copyrighted special dispatch to the
Evening World from St. Thomas says
that two panlnh cruiers, probably the
VenduU) and I-abel, ere sighted by
the Yale. It is supposed, the dispatch
add, that the Spaniards were looking
for the Montgomery, which coaled at St.
Cubacu May lb. The Spanish cruisers
Maria Teresa, Vitcaya, Admiraute
Oquendo and Cristobal Colon and the
torpedo boat destroyers Pluton and Tef
ror, which arrived off the harbor Satur
day morning are still here. Only the
two first named were admitted to the
port. They have brought coal, provis
ions and medicines and will remalm in
the port. The other warships are oo
Dbadwood, B. D., May 16. Duffy
Dwyer, a player at the Gem theatre shot
bis wife end then shot and killed him
elf Saturday night at the Olara house,
a lodging bouse. His wife was an eat
ress at the Gem and he was Jealous ol
bar. It is thought the woman will live
Woman lianas Blast for Kay Weal
WaaiimoToN, May 16. Vott woman
ail trained nurses, are on their way 14
army hospital at Key West. They bava
been regularly enrolled In the army and
are the first women to have that d is 1 1 no
tion. They belong to the Daughters ol
.- Mnanital (Wna. and have
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. ri.MMiifl m iiu mrn. lur lulu
Two ol theea are Daughters of
Me Revolution, Miss Alloa Lyon ol taw
Pittsburg ehaptaread Miew Jakarta
Caspar as BeitiMre,
ENEMY IS IN SIGHT
Twm Big Bqaadroas not Car Apart mm4
Thought to be Aparaachlag Eaak
Nbw Yobk, May 14. A special from
St. Thomas yesterday reports Admiral
Sampson has left San Joan to meet the
Spanish fleet, said to be near the island
St. Pierre, Martinique, May 14. One
Spanish torpedo boat is at Ft. de France
and six others are hoving around toe
The Arrericnn auxiliary cruiser Har
vard will be allowed to remain here for
an indefinite period tor the purpose of
making repairs to tier machinery, but
must give twenty-four hours' notice be
Six Spanish cruisers are reported to
have been seen off St. Pierre, but the re
port lacks confirmation.
OFFICIAL ADVICE RECEIVED.
Washington, May 14. Secretary of
the Navy Long yesterday morning re
ceived official adviceB from Martinique,
Windward islands, that the Spanish
iquadron had been sighted to the west
ward of that island. Martinque about
300 milea iu a southerly direction from
.San .loan, Porto Rico, where the Ameri
can squadron under Admiral Sampson
was in action yesterday. The Spanish
vewels off Martinique compose the
formidable squadron recently collec'ed
at the Cape S'erde islands, and which
sailed from there in a westerly direction
two weeks agu yesterday.
Upon receipt of this information Sec
retary Lonn ordered Commodore Schley
at Hamptm Road.-i, to put to sea at once
with the flying squadron, and it will
MADRID GREATLY HXCITED.
Madrid, May 14. There is great ex
citement here among p iblic officials at
the news of the arrival of the Spanish
fleet at Martinique. It is now said the
ihipg went there on purpose to coal and
that two Urge trans-Atlantic steamers,
loaded with coal, were awaiting them at
Fort de France. Another object of the
Tall of the Spanish fleet at Martinique
was to communicate with the Spanish
government and ascertain the where
abouts of the American fleet. Admiral
Corvera now knows everything which
has transpired since his departure from
the Cape Verde islands, and he has full
instructions as to his future movement.
The fleet will leave Martinique immedi
ately for an unknown destination, and,
:t is added, some days may elapse be
fore the Spanish ships are again heard
Great anxiety has been felt in of
ficial circles here since the recept of the
news of the bombardment of San Juan
de Porto Itico by Rear Admiral Samp
HKNDH Oilmen TO SAIL.
London, May 14. A special dispetcb
from Madrid says that immediately up
on being informed ol the bombardment
by the Uniied States fleet of San Juan
de Porto Rico Senor Sagasta conferred
with Admiral liermejo, the minister of
marine, who forthwith wired urgent in
structions to the commander ol the
Cape Verde Kjll idroii.
It is said the Spanish fleet is to leave
Martinique immediately for" an unknown
Lloyds' agent at St Pierre, island ol
Martinique, French West Indies, cablef
confirmiig the earlier advices to the
effect that the Spanish fleet is at Ft. de
France, capital of the island of Mar
ftchlejr Tnkci to Soa.
Old Poi.nt Comfort, Va., May 14.
The flying squadron, under Commodore
Schley, put to sea at precisely 8:45
o'clock yesterday under sealed orders.
The squadron consists of the flagship
Brooklyn, the first ckus battleship
MansachUBHeUs, the second class battle
phip Texas, the protected crusder-yacht
Scorpion and the collier Sterling.
Commodore Schley received his orders
from Washington at 1 o'clock yesterday
morning. He haj refused to divulge
the destination of the iquadron. The
combination of battleship cruisers is
considered very formidable and the
calibre and number of guns are both in
excess of any similar squadron as to
number in the world. The New Orleans
and Minneapolis, it is believed will
leave later and catch up with the fly
Ueoe; Uold tba Cable.
London, May 14. Lloyds' agent at
Manila cabled from Hong-Kong yester
day that ttie blockade of the capital of
the Philippine islands is strictly main
tained and that the cable is abroad an
American vessel. Several pteameis,
Lloyds agent continued, are reported to
have been captured, but lie says there
ia no confirmation of the reports.
Ban Fkancikco, May 14. Plans for
concentrating 15,000 troops on the Presi
dio reservation have been formed by
the war department. The volunteers
now here are rapidly being supplied
with and camp equipments. Captain
Oeoige Ruhleu, U. S. A., who was re
cently on duty with the Alaskan relief
expedition has been appointed chief
?iirtermai!ter of the department of
;alifornia, with headquarters in Ban
Frmcisco. Major Robert H. White,
surgeon U. H. A., stationed at tbe
Presido, has been appointed chief sur
geon of the proposed expedition to the
B.g Shipment of Snails
Pittsbubo, Pa., May 14.-The Firth
Stirling company made a large ship
ment of eight-inch explosive shells lor
coast defense Thursday. Consignments
ware maue to depots in Lou nana, Geor
gia, Flordie, South Carolina, Virginia
Reported laaagaat TUtory
London, May 14. A special dlspateh
from Havana says 900 Spaniards hare
bee killed la a flgbt with ItMnrgeata.
The location of tbe battle Is not give
BOMBARD SAN JUAN
SAMPSON'S BIG FLEET POURING
SHOT AND SHELL AT PORTO RICO
The Fort Redacted to a Heap of Bala
SpalaSeoras Her PlrtTrlomph Tender
Tbair Resignation, roar Member of
tb Mlmiitrjr Desert la Time of Trial.
Port ao Pbince, Hayti, May 13.
Sampson, with nine warships, arrived
before San Juan this morning before
sunrise. The battleship Iowa fired the
first shot, which took effect. The battle
ship Indiana followed.
Morro fortress responded feebly and
was silenced almost immediately. It
was reduced to a heap of rains. Tbe
Spanish steamer Rita was captured by
Thousands of the population, among
them foreign consols, sought refuge in
roars fast crumbling awat.
London, May 13. The Evening News
of this city publishes a cablegram from
New York paying that nine American
warships are bombarding San Juan de
Porto Rico and adds that tbe fortifica
tion of that place are rapidly crumbling
under tbe fire of the American fleet,
Wilmington, N. C, May 13. A large
white steamship is stranded off Carolina
Beach, twelve miles below Wilmington,
said to be flying the Spanish flag.
Tpnln'a Flint Triumph.
Kit We t, May 13. When the United
States gunboat Hudson came up to the
government dock at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning the bodies of five dead men
were lying on its deck. They were the
remains of Ensign W. Bagley and four
members of the crew of the torpedo boat
Winslow, who were killed in an engage
ment in Cardenas harbor Thursday
afternoon. The bodies were covered
with the stars and stripes.
In the cabin of the Hudson was Cap
tain Jyhn B. Bernadow of the Winslow,
who is slightly injured in the left leg,
and several others of the Winslow's
crew, who tre Bligbtly wounded.
The dead are:
Josiah Tunnett, cabin cook.
J. V. Meeks, fireman.
J. Daniel, fireman.
The wounded are :
B. E. Cox, gunner's mate.
D. McKeon, quartermaster.
Lieut. J. B. Bernadow.
J. Patterson, fireman.
K P. Gray, firemen.
All are slightly wound J except Pat
terson, whose condition is serious.
Ensign Bagley was appointed from
North Carolina on September 7, 1891.
TIIHKE BOATS TAXK FART
There was an engagement off Carde
nas near Mantanzas Thursday at 1
o'clock in the afternoon. The United
States crusier Wilmington, Commander
CO. Todd; the torpedo boat Winslow
and the auxiliary gunboat Hudson were
The engagement took place in the
harbor of Cardenas, The gunboat Wil
mington, the torpedo boat Winslow and
th8 gunboat Hud-i n were the only
vessels engaged. They entered the har
bor for th purpose of attacking some
Sp.Aiish gunboats which were known to
be there, 'lhese latter, however, were
not discovered by the American force
until the Spaniards opened Are. The
land b.tttries of Cardenas supported the
Are of the t-panish gunboats.
The engagement commenced at 2:05
p. in. and lasted for about an hour.
'KRRIFIC WHILE IT LAHTSD.
The battle, while it lasted, was terri
fic The Wilmington and the Hudsoa
opened fire on the Spanish boats which
were lying at the d-cks. Ihe tiring
began at a range of 3,o00 yards. A few
minutes later the Winslow came np and
aiso opened fire. In an iiiHtant the en
tire attention of the Spanish gunboats
and land batteries was directed upon it.
From all shies, shot and shell poured in
on the little torpedo boat. The Wil
mington and the Hudson still keep up
their Sre, but they could not turn aside
the terrlblestorm of Are and death-pouring
in upon the torpedo boat. The crew
of the Winslow, however, never faltered
for a moment.
Tander Their Resignation.
Madrid. Mav 12. 11 D. m It is said
that Benor Moret, secretary for the col
onies and Senor Uullon, foreign misis-
ter, have resigned.
Admiral Bermejo, minister of marine,
and Count Xiquena, minister of publio
works, are also said to have resigned.
The retiring minister offered various
excuses, such as illness and weariness,
for their withdrawal. Senor Sagas t a
begged them to remain until the Indem
nity bill had been passed, but it is Im
possible to verify the exact situation at
At the cabinet eounoil yesterday after
noon tbe queen regent presiding, Senor
Sagasta, the premier, reviewed the situ
ation and the latest war news. A sec
ond council wai huld last night.
Spain Hopes to Unit Hint,
London, May 13. Special dispatches
from Madrid say it is officially declared
that the government of Spain has no in
tention of allowing Rear Admiral Dewey
to rest upon his laurels. About forty
thousand men of the reserves of the
Spanish army have been ordered to re
join tbe colors, and it is added that a
formidable expedition is being organ
ised for dispatch to the Philippine
UNABLE TO FIND THE ENEMY.
Sam po Maf Tarn HI Coare Ttwirt
Poet Ad Psmcx, Hayti, May 17. Th
United States torpedo boat Porter re
turned to Cape Haytien yesterday morn
ing, having left Rear Admiral Sampson's
fleet in the offing. Lieutenant Bennett
conferred with the United States consul
it Cape Haytien and filed dispatches
from the rear admiral. The rendezvous
i the Beet is north of Cape Haytien.
The. Porter left here at 10 o'clock yester
day to rejoin the fleet, the destination
The store ship Supply was expected t"
wait the Minneapolis at Cape Haytien
nd her departure from there is said to
be due to a mistake which will probably
be rectified by the Porter's return. Tlie
jroiser Minneapolis is likely to be inter
cepted with new orders.
Washington, May 17. It is said at
the navy department that Admiral
Sampson reported to the navy depart
ment yesterday by cable from Cape
Haytien. It is und-ratood that the
admiral, by reason of information just
received by him, has changed his plan
ji operations and instead of going tc
K y West has directed his venfels to
wards Cienfuego1, where he is expected
to arrive within the next day or two.
BLOt'KADKKH OIVEN WARNING.
Nkw Yohk, May 17. The Evening
Post's K.y West special says:
The blockaders on the south coast of
Cuba have been warned that the Span
ish squadron is reported off Venezuela,
bound northwest, and to double their
vigilance. Powerful vessels, which, it
is not necessary to name, will be ready
to aid the ships stationed there in re
sisting the progress of the enemy, and
there is small chance that the Spanish
will be able to enter Cienfuegoa, a for
t fled port, desirable to them on account
of the large coaling facilities and
machine shops. Both our squadrons
are informed about the course of the
The II ami-b, May 17 The minister
lor the colonics of the Netherlands
knows nothing, it is Haid, of the movt
nents of the Spanish warships at Cvrn
?oa, Dutch West Indies, and it Is pointed
jut that all vessels are allowed to remain
for a certain time at neutral ports.
St. Pikkkk, Island of Martinique,
May 17. The Spanish torpedo gunboat
Terror, which has been undergoing re
pairs at Fort de France since it arrivtd
vith the Cape Verde fleet, under tbe
command of Admiral Cervera, probably
eft that port yesterday. Notning ap
pears to he known regarding its desti
a.itiou. Another On 11 for Vounteers.
Washington, May 17 "There will
jnquefctionably be a second call for vol
unteers and equipment," says a well
known republican senator, who holds
intimate pers nal relations will Secre
;ary of War Alger. ."To properly hold
the Philippine islands," he continued,
'we ah all find 30,000 to 50,000 none too
m ny. To clean up matters in Cuba in
I quick manner we shall need not far
from 200,000. With the regulars and
vo'unteers in tlie field we find ourselves
short about 75,000 men. I unders'and
that the president is considering a call
for 100,000 additional volunteers. I alpo
understand that the secretaiy of wai
rt Ceneral Miles agree with the pre i-Ji-nt
the call is a timely one."
Secretary Long has found itnecesnary
to issue a general order calling the at
tention of enlisted men particularly to
t e ii-e!cH?necs of employing attorneys
in settling any questions of p"y, bounty
prize allowance or chums in general.
All that is possible may be accomplish
, d 1 y writing to the auditor for the navy
lepartment who is stationed in the
treasury department. Another general
arder has been issued, requiring thai
i officers shall furr ish the navy de
partment with the name and address ol
t e nearest relative or the person to
whom advices thould he 8i nt in th
event of d'aHler.
Laying lii aHujiply of Kallons.
Wakhinuton, May 17. For the Phi'
(ppino expeiiition, the war departme (
is laying in a store of supplies which
will, if necessary, keep the army of 12,
1)00 men for a period of six months. Foi
this purpose 2,100,0 0 rations are being
accumulated by the commissary dei art
ment at San Francisco for shipment
from time to time to Manna, a ration
will last a soldier for one day's food sup
t,U A Urtre consignment will be taker
out on the city of Pekin. which is to
sail the letter part of the werk.abnotigr.
beef on the hoof will he taken to supply
the 1,200 men who go on boar J of hei
Irr tarnntv dava. and during the re
mainder of the trip bacon will be ti t
meat diet. Lieut. Sydney A. Clorm.n
has been appointed commissary, and
will accompany the eipemtion.
Sah Fbancicco, May 10. Consider
Ma work was accomnlished today r
t ha steamer Citv of P kin. but she di!
not appear to be anywhere near readj
to stait. The transi on is Deing care
fully guarded and no one is allowed oi
board who has not business mere.
Valuable rarkace Stolen,
Taws, May 17. A package containinj
over 600 000 francs In securities ant
gold wan stolen yesterday morning fron
. Mr nt tha Purl". Lvoya A Mediterran
ean railroad. There is ' no clue to th
flint Mill Hamad.
Rait Liverpool. O. May 17. Tin
large flint mill of tbe Mining ana Mill
Ing company hare, was burned yester
day. Lose estimated at 100,000, in
DID NOT WANT WAB
SO SAYS ADMIRAL CERVERA IN A
ADDRESS TO SHIP CREWS.
Spaoinh Squadron Fndoubtedly Bound foi
Cuba The -Terror" Repaired aad Wil
Leave Harbor To-day Startling- Net
Brought to Porton Frloce, Haytl.
Madrid, May 18. At the moment i
his departure from the Cape Verd
islands Admiral Cervera, in command
of the Spanish squadron in West Indian
waters, made the following address U
tbe crews 'of his ships:
"After three years of struggle in Cuba
we were nearing the end of the trouble,
which certainly would have been ende
three months ago but for America's aid,
That nation, believing she had createc'
by underhand means a thousand ember
rassments that nevertheless she would
not be able to attain the object of bei
ambition, at last threw off the masK,
and when the ineurrection was on iti
last legs commenced against us tbe most
unjust war in the history of the world."
"Spain," the admiral continued, "did
not wish for war. Her conduct showed
this. She conceded everything a selt
respecting nation could concede, but the
Americans always asked for something
more, and even what belonged to us
that land discovered by Spaniards, led
"Forward, then, to the war into which
we are forced by the American's blind
ambition. But let us enter the combat
as did the Spaniards of old, strong in
their rights and trustful in God, who
will never abandon a just cause and
who will aid our efforts.
I need not enjoin discipline upon yon
for during the past six months you have
been under my command I have only
had cause for congratulations. Nor need
I call on you to do your duty conscien
tiously, especially during the watches
which will often be most trying. Still
less need I urge you to display courage,
You are Spaniards and that is sufficient
Then, when I lead you to battle,
have confidence in your chiefs and the
nation, whose eye is upon you, will see
that Spain is the Spain of all time.
"Vive Espana, vive El Hey, vive la
HAVE LEFT FRENCH WATERS.
St. Pikrke, Martinque, May 18. The
Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Terror
and tbe hospital ship Alicante are still
at Fort de France. It is rumored thai
the Spanish repairs to the Terror ars
finished and that she will leave the bar
bort-day. The signal lights continue
and last night a large number wers
flashed from the hills. There is no
doubt that the Spanish fleet, which has
been lying in these water, has now left
Martinique, going in the direction ol
Cuba or Porto Rico.
New York, May 18. A special copy
right dispatch from Santa Lucia, West
Indies, to the World, pays :
A large, Strang warship was sighted
ast night lying off the west coast of thil
island. Others were also seen to the
worthward of Santa Lucia. These ves
sels are believed here to be a Spanish
!quadron watching for the United
States battleship Oregon, which may
pass close to this island on its way to
New York, May 18. A fpecial from
Kingston, Jamacia, says the report bae
reached that place that three warships,
the nationality of which it was impos
sible to make out, were seen last eve
ling off Moran point at the eastern ex
;remity of Jamaica. The ships were
taking a southerly course.
Boston, May 18. A special cable from
Turks' island says:
The American cruiaer Minneapolii
passed through the channol this morn
ing, steering in a southerly course.
Turk's iidand is north of San Domingo.
OFF COAST OF VKNE.I'LA
Cuhacoa, Dutch West Indies, May
18 The Spanish fleet is now supposed
to be off the coast of Venezula, or off
the roast of Columbia. Only a portion
of the fleet was allowed to entor this
harbor to obtain provisions, cattle and
coal, which were purchased here.
Confirmation was obtained sV the re
port that the Spaniards left one of their
torpedo gunboats at Fort de France,
island of Martinique.
Cai-k Haytien, Hayti, May 18. Two
Spanish crusier, or gunboats, are mak
ing their base of operations at Badiquri,
or Guantanamo bay. They aie known
to be moving every night in the waters
between Hayti and Cuba. A Haytien
schooner plying between the .Mole St.
Nicholas, Jean Rahel and Ulatinagua
reports, through n agent of the Cuban
ingurgents at Port de Paix, having met
Spanish vessels several times during
the last few weeks. The Spaniards are
supposed to hide in the Cuban ports
during tbe day and go out cruising at
THINKS THERE WAS A BATTLE
Port ad Prince, Hayti, May 18. A
great sensation was caused here yester
dav bv the arrival of the military com
niandant of the Isle of Tortugas, off tht
northwest coast of Hayti, near the en
trance to tbe Windward passage, who
brought word to the Haytien war de'
partment of what is believed to hav
been a naval engagement on Saturday,
Hiipptmed to be a Npanlnh Apr.
St. Louis. May 18. An unidentified
man, sniqiected of being a Spanish spy,
is under arrest at Jeffeson barracks.
He was found yesterday In the muls
corral and being unable to give n ao
(ount ol himself was turned over, to thi
commandant. Captain Knight. When
searched a lot of Spanish correspond
ence was found on him. Ho spoke tht
Spanish language fluently. Tba man
spends hie time In the guard taWM
cursing the American nag.
GLADSTONE 13 DEAD-
Grand Old Man Paataa Peacefully Inf
Uneoaaetoas to the Leat.
London, May 19, Gladstone ia dead
His death was peaceful, apparent);
while in slum ber. It is not thought hf
Battlenhip Oregon Nafe.
Washington, May 19 Secretary
Long gave out the welcome informatioi
yesterday afternoon that the battleshi(
Oregon, the second largest craft in thl
American navy, had successfully com
pleted her long trip from San Francisco
making the entire circuit of SoutI
America, and arriving safely. Wheth
or not she has joined Admiral Samp
son's fleet the secretary would not aay
The Oregon left San Francisco abouf
six weeks ago. before the war bai
opened, and at that time it was not ad?
mitted that she was to join the ships ii
Atlantic waters. She stopped at Callat
for dispatches, then went around tht
Horn and up the eaBt coast of Soutl
In all tbe trip it covered more thai
13,000 miles. The last stretch from Bay
hia to the Windward islands has bee
followed with anxiety by naval officials,
for, by a strange coincidence, the for
midable Spanish squadron of armored
cruisers and torpedo boats approached
the Windward island at the very tims
when the Oregone was due there. It ha
been suspected that tbe Spanish admiral
would try to intercept the Oregon witb
his superior fleet, and before leaving Ba
hia Captain Clark of the Oregon wa
warned to keep a close watch for tht
enemy. Captain Clark expressed hil
confidence in being able to hold his own
single-handed with the Oregon against
all the Spanish cruisers, but the mere
fact that Secretary Long regardi
the Oregon safe makes it evident that
she passed well to the northward of tht
an uneventful day.
Aside from this bit of information
Secretary Long said at the close of ofliof
hours that there was no further news to
be given out. Late in the day Secretary
Long joined the war board, which had
been in session for some hours, to par
ticipate in the discussion of their plana,
which are helieved to have been materi
ally moiified by the news received
from the Oregon
The cruiser Charleston, which started
yesterday on her long journey to join
Admiral Dewey at Manila, should arrive
there in about twenty-four days, allow
ing a couple a days at Honolulu foi
Admiral Dewey's cablegram showt
that he is able to maintain the ground
he has gained until reinforcement!
arrive. It is believed toe Utianeston
will get there in time to serve his pur
pose. Itie stock ot ammunition wnicr
the Charleston carries is believed to bt
the greatest necessity just now, tht
fierce engagement at Cavite having con
sumed a large part of the American
admiral's shot and shell.
Thee is a good deal of talk at the wai
department of the possibility of tht
issuance by the president of another cal'
for volunteers, but careful inquiry tendl
to warrant the statement that this is a!
leaet premature, and that no furthet
call is likely to issue until tbe aggregati
number of soldiers already called foi
have responded and have been dulj
equipped for service. This last matter;
the equipment of the new troops, is tht
main force of delay and promises tl
become even worse in the future.
To Show llo whs Mot H Coward.
Birmingham, Ala., May 19. Johi
Lee has shot three men here to show
that he waB hot afraid of the Spaniards,
At Mitchell's grocery store the conver
sation among a dozeu young men wai
the war with Spain. Lee, who was ont
of their number, made the remark tha'
he could whip a dozen Spaniards.
Lee had a reputation for cowardice
and the crowd commenced twitting hia
with tlie fact. Lee Btood the banlerinj
for some time, but ;firally became iu
furiated, and with the remark, "I'l
show you whether I am a coward oi
not" gave the crowd the contents of l
six-shooter. There was a great scram
bling to get out of the way, but befon
the dock was cleared three men wen
The dead are Samuel Johnson, Pete?.
Abernathy and Thomas Warren. 8an
Sadden was shot in the neck and wil
die. Previous to this difficulty, Lei
was noted for his peaceful disposition.
lumn Semlff Hhlp to Manila.
Vancouver, B. C, May 19. "On thi
4th of May," says the purser of thi
steamer Empress of Japan, "I learnet
from a reliable source, from aq officia
on a Japanese warship, that four Japan
ese vessels which left that port tha
morning were destined for Manila am
that orders were not sealed, but in lb
form of a document to the commando
of tbe fleet that he proceed in all hasty
to Manila wi'h four warships and pro
tect Japanese interests at all hazard
and regradletaof any international com
Hreretarjr AlKjer'a lauiliter Wedded
Wahihnoton, May 19. Tbe firs
cabinet marriage of the present admin
istration occtired at noon yesterday
Miss Aura Alger, daughter of the seers
tary of war, was married to Mr. Ohai
BurrellDike, at the residence of th
secretary. Pres. McKinley and wifl
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart and all cabins
members wit.i their wives were present
also a number of tbe members ol tb
diplomatic oorpa. Hev. Jobn Reed, o
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