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TILE JlliIL) CLOUD CIIIE1
THEY ARE NOT HERE TO FIGHT.
The Spanish Fleet Came to Raise the
Has Supplies for Blanco Madrid Has Heeded the Captain
General's Call and the Fleet is Now Engaged in a Des-j
pcrate Attempt to go to the Relief of Cuba by Landing .
at Cienfuegos Oilier War News.
WasJUMiiov. M.iv -7 An impor
tant conference win held at 1 1 if de
partment of state tn-d ty In'lui'i'ii (
rotary I'.iV si tul tin) iii-histor from
Netherlands, 1) I J. Workherliii. The
.subject under discussion was the
lauding of tin; Spanish fleet at
i uracoa, whcro it is expected that
tile Spanlaids tr.olt on co.il, food,
supplies mill i'tnmaiiilion Caraeoa is
In possession of tliti Netherlands
ami tin; latter nation was second
in the list of foreign govorniuenli to
declare its neutrality s.ftor war be
tween tho I'nltoil Mutes ami spam
was declared. It Is claimed that Hit!
Netherlands violated tho neutrality
laws in permitting Spun to tn.iko
roinlo.voii for her lloot ami her
supply ships at Curneo.i. Mr. Adio,
nssitaiit secretary of state, who
is a recognized authority on in
tornatiouttl law ami treaty
stipulations, partlelpiiod in tho con
ference, which was clothed with must
pi'ofouml secrecy. Senator ami Bep
rcsontntlvos who tailed to soo Sooro
t.iry Day worn quietly infoi-nud to
'oino hnol: later, as the Soorotury was
engaged with the "Duteli minister "
It is elaliuoil by tho I'nltoil Males
that roeont developments show tho
Spanish had soloetoil Caraeoa as a Iniso
of supplies months ago It is also
contomloil that several large supply
ships Irotn Spain have boon on tho
way for t'araeoa by onsy stairs, over
an unfrequented route, with tho
fixed purpose of uicct.ug tho Spanish
Meet at that point Tho President is
now eonvlticed that the Spanish fleet
loft tho Capo Verdo islands and oaino
into Cuban vtntert for tho solo
purpose of conveying those supply
ships to Cienfuegos. Tho solco
Iron of an out-of-the-way southern
course, by way of Marttniiuo, and re
cent developments at Caraeoa all tend
to strengthen this v.i'iv of tho
.situation. It Is tins intention of
tho Spanish Hoot to go to tho
relief of Blanco and tho Spanish
foreos In Cuba at all hazards and
every otVort will bo taken to avoid
meeting with Admiral Sampum's Moot
or mix up with Commodore Sehloy's
squadron. It Is .supposed that the
Spanish tleot did not venture into tho
waters for tho pourposo of
engaging In battle with tho
American tleot The .Spanish
government owes saored duty to lion
oral Blanco and the Spanish forces
bottled up in tho Island of Cuba by tho
American blockade. Tho demand for
supplies has b.-on hoard and heeded
In .Madrid, and the Spanish licet Is
now engaged in u desperate attempt
to go to tho relief of Blanco by
securing a landing at Clonfuogos. The
Spanish admiral Is not afraid to fight,
but ho would prefer to carry out his
mission of relief before sacrificing his
tleot to the superior farces of Sampson
and Schley's squadroiiv Thorn is no
disposition on tho part of tho President
or tho naval authorities to discount
or undorato tho fighting qualities
of the Spaniard. They have demon
strated their courage in coming over
in ttio faco of unequal conditions, and
their motive is tlrst to reach eoiuiiiun
ication with lilaneo, if possible, and
take tho consequence of tho etVort
whatever they may be.
THREE TAKEN AS SPIES
New Vork llcfotun Ofi'.inn Sinpeot Thuiu
nf Interfering lt!i tlii .Mlui-v
Ni:v York, May 17 --Locked up In
the guurdhoiiso at Sandy Hook nro
throe moil who wero discovereit prowl
ing about the Hook in a small eatboat.
Thoy woro captu-ed by tho coast
patrol. Tho men could "no', give u
satisfactory e.planailon of their pres
ence in the forbid leu waters
near tho formications and ad
jacout to tho mine Holds,
and wore therefore made prisoners
and turned over to tho authorities on
the hook. Ono of tho men .said his
name was Dennis Taylor, ami all said
they lived in Brooklyn. Tho names of
the others could not bo learned. One
of them was described as a small,
dark man, who resembled a Spaniard,
The statements of the men have been
taken and '.hoy arc held pending an
There have boon so many interfer
ences with tho submarine mines in tho
bay that the men on tho patrol boats
ooncliiiteil to take no chance,, nnd
turned tho prisoners over to tho army
ollicer.s in charge of the do-nscs, to
be dealt with as they may sei lit. The
punishment that would follow a con
victim by court-martial tor sp n
upon tho forliticatlons in the interest
of tho enemy wuiild bo death.
Tho herring catch la Iali Michigan
for tho yint year wns over 33,000,000
pounds, that of Lake F.rlo being about
2,000,000 pounds Iofm.
Two Kmiiv.m MiMltin Hurt.
-"opi:k, Kan., May 17. Charles A.
Doit ami Carl lirooin, privates in Com.
panv I1, Twenty-second regiiuo.it.
while scuttling, fell a distance of twjh
ty feet from tho southern entrance
of tho state liouso shortly before
noon to-day. Best strucK on his head
and (Irooin on his side, on the hard
gravel beneath Both nro bally in
jured. They were removed to a hos
pital. Best's home is at Clifton and
(iraosu lives at Palmer. Both woro
recruit! at Conoordla. 'f
Mlsslfsslppl has only 1.38 per cent, of
tho railroad mtlcaso la tho country.
ALL EUROPE AROUSED.
4 li:i lutxTlii Iii'h Spi-rt h Mil,i'ii Ciiiirrru
Gallons 1 i'.ir AIIIiiiii r.
T.n.vtiov, May 17 The speech of Mr.
Chamberlain, secretary of state for
the colonic., has provoked an unusual
amount of comment in every Hiiro
pcan capital, many papers regarding
it as an iiustatesmaiitike display of
the country's weakness by tho admis
sion that (ireat Britain is unable to
cope with Bussia without tho assist
ance of an ally.
Others think it means dissensions
between l.oul Salisbury and Mr. Cham
berlain; but tho preponderating opin
ion Is that Mr. Chamberlain was used
to make an announcement which Lord
Salisbury, as premier and foreign
minister, could not make without im
propriety. Tho Loudon Daily Mall's B-rliu dis
pateli says that chamberlain's Bir
mingham speech is character!,' ,'d by
the (icrmaii press in general as un
diplomatic, acknowledging Kuglaud's
weakness In the face of Bussia, ami
as an undignified bid for America's
All newspapers which allude to tho
subject state that F.ngland will liml
no ally m Ktiropc against Bussiu,
least of all in lierinany. which has no
reason for quarreling with Busslu's
action In China
Prince Bismarck's organ, the Ham
burger N.u-hrichteii. remarks. "It
would be a deplorable error on tho
part of Croat Britain to imagino that
any continent-it power should havo
the strange idea of entering the lists
at this critical juncture on the side of
Kngllsh arrogance ami to bolster up
exclusively L'nglish interests"
The Paris dispatch to the London
Dally Mall says tho Paris Temps,
which saw In Chamberlain's speech
only a bid for Ccrmnn alliance and
a blow in the back to Salisbury, now
discourses on the ehancu of an ap
proaching war, and says that Cham
berlain wishes to take revenge on tho
Niger river in Africa for Port Arthur
at the expense (.f Franco. It warns
the .secretary of tho colonics not to
go too far.
Tho London Dally Mail's Vienna
dispatch .says: Mr. Chamberlain's
speech in Birmingham is dealt with
at some length by tho press here gen
erally. Tho opinion is held that
though it does not forecast Immediate
war, It augurs ill for pence should Mr.
Chamberlain over become premier.
CUSSIE DID NOT LAND.
Ilrlnj;i .ich In Key Vt Hid Tint Cutinii
Kkv Wk.si. Ha., May 17. Tlit
steamer tins-de, which loft Tampa,
Ha., May 10, with two companies of
the I'irst infantry on board, in ehargo
of 7,nn rlllos and 201,000 rounds of
ammunition, Intended for the in
surgents In tho province of Pinar del
I.'to, remained oil tho coast of Cuba
Thursday, 1-Vidny and Saturday, con
voyed by tho auxiliary gunboat Man
ning, in a vain attempt to laud her
cargo. Captain .1. II. Dorst. of tho
staff of tieneral Miles, and formerly
I'nltoil States military attache at VI
nun, headed the expedition, which
returnoil here yesterday morning.
Captain Dorst says tho failure ot
tho expedition was due to the fact
that tho Cubans wero uuablo to meet
the landing party at tho rendezvous
and tho Americans could not land
supplies with no oue to rocolvo them.
Captain Dorst is convinced that tho
Spaniards havo a good system of com
munication along tho coast, and that
thoy can quickly raise enough troops
to prevent tho landing of a small
force, such us the ono ho commnndod,
and tho captain bellovci tho only way
arms and ammunition can bo .sent to
tho insurgent is to laud them under
tho cover of varhlpi with guns suf
ficient to boat olt any attack. Then,
lie ndds, tho arms nnd ammunition
should bo convoyed inland by Uultod
IdiiMitt niul .MUiiiuri Vnluntnnr Nent In
lhri IHITrrt-nt IMrrrtlnn.
. Wasiiinoion, May 17. Adjutant
tieneral Corbin made public yesterday
the assignments of volunteer troops,
Kansas is to send ono regiment of
infantry to Cliickamaiign. tine to
Washington, while tho third will go
toSin Iraneiseo to tako part in tho
Misso.irl is ordered to send three
regiments and ono battery of liirln,
amllery to i hiekainauga and two re
iuieuts of Infantry to Washington. "
l hiekainauga Is to bu tho great con.
centraling camp. In all tlfty-thrco
regiments, cloven light batteries and
thirty troops of cavalry aro to be son)
LONDON IS PUZZLED.
Th Cutiria f , h,,li I'lort n
rriitilrm t tliu ItrltUh Cnplt tl.
Loxdo.n. May 17 -U 1 considered
in London that the Washington board
of strategy has a dillleult problem tc
solve on account of tho mysterious
movements of Admiral Cervora's squad
ron, every alleged detail of which Is
uow regarded with tho utmoit sus
plciou. It Is reeognl.ed that tho war wt
bo more prolonged than was tlrst ex
pected, anil that tho invasion of Cuba
may urovo dltllcult matter.
EOTH FLEETS MOVING.
Siittliin' siiuHiiriiti lint S.illrtl nn I II
I'.l.SPil iiii IIiijiIim.
f'Ai'i: 'IvfVf..v, Bepublli! of llaytl,
May 17. -Tho I ntted States torpedo
boat Porter and the store ship Supply,
which have been hero awaiting orders,
have sailed to join Admiral Sampson's1
The squadron passed Capo llaytlen
yesterday. It is uncertain whether it
will turn southward to meet the
Spanish tleot or go first to Key West,
Nl.w Voiik. May 17 -A key West
dispatch to tho N'o.v Vork livening
Post sny: The bloekaders upon the
south coast of ( uba have decn warned
that the Spanish squadron is reported
oil' Vedeiii'lu, bound northwest nnd
to double their vigilanc-v
Powirl'ul vessels, which It Is not
necessary to name, will b.. ready to
aid tho ships stationed there in resist
ing tho progress of the enemy. And
there Is small chance that the Span
iards will bo able to enter Cienfuegos,
a forlilled port desirable to them on
account of the large coaling facilities
and machine shop
Both our squadrons aro informed
about tho course of tho Spanish
N'kw Vop.!.. May 17. -A dispatch to
tho New York Herald from William
stad, Carncon, M iy l., says: Tho
Spanish crulsars Vie.iy.i and Maria
Teresa left this port at li o'clock yes
terday afternoon. Their destination
Tim four other Spanish warships,
which wero oil' tho harbor, disap
peared about noon, but last night ono
of tho torpsdo boat destroyers was
While here tho two warships took
on a small quantity of coal and pro
visions. Their departure was due to
the Dutch government demanding
tlioni to leave as provided in tho de
cree of neutrality.
There were no colliers with tho fleet.
Nothing Is known as to their boilers.
A rumor snys there aro some eomni-'r-clal
ships in this vicinity. .
A dispitoh to th. H.-rald from St
Thomas, D W. I , says: Tho I'nitcd
States auxiliary cruiser Yale left this
port at . o'clock yesterday afternoon
heading west. Her ofliocrs ami crow
Commander Wise was much elated
over tho capture of the Itlta. lie re
gretted that tho Palina had escaped
by dodging behind a reef off Capo San
.Juan ami was escorted to San .loan by
a transport, believed to bo tho Al
fonso XII, which tired on the Yale.
Tho French crulsjr Ocneollly has
gono to Martinique. The steamer
Twickenham, with V-'OO ton of coal
from Now Castle, arrivod here and ro
eelved ordors to go on to Martinique.
Tho Pretoria has sailed for Now York
with forty passengers, tho majority
of whom aro refugees. Thcro wero
on board tho families of Scnors Van
Sykel, Wolman, Acarato del Valle,
Ilannn, .lire, and Marlani. Thoy aro
all Americans who woro offered an
opportunity and assistance to leave
N'i:w Yonic, May 17. A dispatch tc
the Now York World from St.
Thomas, says: Captain (ieneral Ma
fias and the government at San .Juan
aro anxiously expecting tho Cape
Verdo tleot to come to tho rescue of
tho island. While putting n bold
front before tho people, the authori
ties aro fearful of another disastrous
onslaught by Boar Admiral Sampson's
squadron and aro hoping that Ad
miral Corvcra will put in an appear
anee in tho harbor.
Inquiries are made here from San
.luau as to tho probable location of
the Spanish warship, and the ills
quioting news has been sent to Cap
tain Ocueral Maeia that a tleot is far
away from the troubled capital.
Macias hsihIh wor.l tuat ho win vic
torious in tho engagement with Samp
son, Hint his loss In soldiers wns tri
fling, that a fow civilians wero killed
and only two gun woro dismounted.
Tho American ships, ho declares,
withdrew under a lire that was main
tained until they woro out of danger.
Tho datnago to his now battary was
repiiroit over night and tho brick nnd
mortnr of tho ancient stono fortifica
tions wore merely shaken up.
Tho band played In tho plazi tho
night after tho bombardment, ho de
clares, and tho pooplo gradually re
covered from their fright and tho bad
effects of tho bombardment. Tho ap
parent retreat of tho Americans
tleot cheered tho volunteers Before
tho battle a largo portion of the citi
zen soldiery was disatTeoted aud
awaited an opportunity to revolt.
They now bellovo that tho Americans
Tho French corvette do (lonoullly,
which lay In San .Juan harbor, and
suffered from shells thrown by tho
American ships, has sallod from Mar
tinique. Herofllcers tako tho dnngors
to which ho was exposed humorously,
but there will certainly bo no inter
national oplsodo growing out of tho
"Had wo not been In range of the
lire," said the Do (Jenoullly's captain,
"wo would not have been hit,"
A l.iinlliii- MrilKKir.
"I don't believe In Jong engage
ments." said Itohely. "I nay get mar
ried and have It over." "Marriage,"
murmured Henry Peck, "Is ono long
uigageinent; a sort of a running fight,
with tho husband always In full ro-troat."-
Philadelphia North American.
Kv.ini'lUln to (In to Cull .
Tampa, Fla , May 17. When tho
('titled States troops at Tampa embark
for Cuba thoy may bo followed soon
after by somo of tho most famous
evangelists In tho United States,
tieneral (. (). Howard, U. S. A., re
tired, now an evangelist, arrived at
Tfimpayestorday.aooompnuiod by Maj.
1). W, Whipple. As limit of tho regb
moats hero aro without chaplains, tho
sending to Cuba of soveral notod di
vines to vvork among tho soldiers Is
contemplated, (ieneral Howard and
Mnjor Whipple spoko at tho Tampa
heights camp ground, last nL-'ii.
MR. GLADSTONE IS DYING.
Ill' rii.Mlrluu Sij Ih-ullt l Nt-iir Only
it I'l-w .Mure llotirx.
TTawaiidii.v, May H. r, p m. An of.
tidal bulletin just ismeil says: "Mr.
Sladstoiio has taken a serious turn
for tho worse. Ills death may bo ex
pected In twenty-four hours,"
When oll'cred medicine at half past
I o'clock this morning Mr tiladstono
I'vclalmoil: "No. no." Apart from
this he has seldom spoken, except to
A- - - v
WII.i.IAM i:. OI.ADSTONK.
.nmmonco a prayer, lie is practically
Mr. (ilndstone's physician said till
morning: "The end is now near Mr.
tiladstono bus taken little nourish
ment. Ho breathes heavily for a few
minutes and then his breathing is
hardly perceptible. Mrs (iladstono Is
Willi her distinguished hiisban I. She
and others of the family do not leave
tho room for more than a few minutes
at a time."
WAR REVENUE INCREASE.
Senate Commit tun !port Hill l.liiiiu
lliinlin lilt Hunt.
WASiiisoroN, May K The debate
Upon tho wnr revenue measure was
u.-giiii in me ociinic yesterday Tho
opening statement for the committee
on finance was made by Mr A!l!.,on
of Iowa, the ranking member in tho
absence of Mr. Morrill of Vermont.
It was estimated that the bill, as it
camo from the House of Bopresenta
lives, would raise about SlOO.O.io.ooo a
year. As reported from the Senato
committee, Mr. Allison estimate that
it will raise SI -11,407, Olid Appended Is
a recapitulation of the amount of rev
enue to be derived by tho government
under tho present law and under tho
bill as it was reported from the Son
ate committee on tlnance: it will bo
noted that tho estimates include tho
amounts raised under tho present law
and tho Increases proposed in the
Fermented liquors, S.1S.JMM. lit): to
bacco and snuff, S4'.s0,'.00; cigars
and cigarettes, Slti.aO'J, tiWj tobacco
manufacturers and dealers, S.I07, !().;
bankers, S3,3U 1,000; exchange broken
and pawn brokers, 81.. '00, t'tO; commir
clal brokers, SMU.OOI; theaters, cir
cuses and other exhibitions. SI.S2t,
t7; bowling alleys and billiard tables,
8100,01m; stocks, bonds, merehandhe,
otc, SlO.OOo.OiiO; bank checks, S.-..000,-000;
Inland bills of exchange, Sl.r.00,.
000; foreign bills of exchange. S 00.
000; express and freight, Including all
bills of lading. SIO.OOO.OOO; llfo insur
ance, Sl,-i77,O00; mortgages, S'.'.OH.
.V.IU; all other articles In schedule A,
including tax on receipts, 8-,'s,000.(00;
proprietary preparations and perfum
eries, 830,000,000; chewing gum, SI,
000,000; legacies and successions, 8i,
27.1, 173; total, S2ll,or,,S:.i.
Add to this tho revenue to bo de
rived from nrtlolos not included in the
pending bill, on tho basis of receipts
of H07: Spirits. SS?,O0S,;.IC; brewers
(special ta.xi, 8100,07; retail dealers in
malt liquors, SUM, 071; wholesale deal
ers In malt liquors, S7S,S01; oleomar
garine, Si, 031,030; tilled chceso. S13.
'103; miscellaneous receipts, 8't75,4r-;
total estimated revenues, S.'OS, IKi.O.v.);
less revenues for 107, SI HJ.OlO.r.93;
revenue- provided by Senate bill, SI 31,.
HIS FIRST VETO.
rim rroMtlunt Unatiltimuiilr Upheld by
Washinoto.v, May IS. Tho House
yesterday received Its first veto from
President McKlnloy and voted unani
mously to sustain the executive. Tho
veto was on a bill conferring upon the
courtof claims jurisdiction in aprlv.ito
claims cn.so of long standing. The day
was given to consideration of bills
under suspension of tho rules, tho
measures of chief importance being
ono ratifying an agreement for the al
lotment and opening to settlement of
tho Comanche, Kiowa and Apacho
lauds in Oklahoma; and to establish
an assay ofllco at Seattle, Wash.
Correipniulnnt In llnril I. -ink.
Wahiiinoto.v, May IS. The British
embassy was requested recently to se
cure Information concerning the
Porto Klcan correspondent of tho
New York Herald, named Halstead, a
British subject, who wns said to bo
undergoing torture at San .luau. On
inquiry of tho London foreign ofllce,
tho embassy is Informed that Hal
stead was convicted of making photo
graphs of tho Porto Uican forts, and
was sentenced to nine years' Imprison.
rolloiTlii); tlm ('ntil,
Ni:w Yomc, May Is, Tho Commot
c'al Advertlsor yesterday said: In tho
game of hide-and-seek which la going
on between tho American and Spanish
squadrons in the Caribbean soa, the
cables aro playing an important part.
They aro numerous and reach many
out of tho way point where the bat
tleships might touch to get Informa
tion from home. The cutting of tho
cables near Clonfuegos tho other day
wat only a beginning, and Blanco
yesterday wns still in cable communi
cation with Madrid and with tho Isl
nnd of Caraeoa, where tho Spanish
lleot was Sunday.
SPANISH FLEET IS HEME9 M,
In Tight Quarters at Cervera Can
Hardly Get Away.
American Ships Ready to Pounce Down Upon the Span
iards at the Very First Opportunity Enemy Hopes
to Do Some Lively Dodging to Avoid a Decisive En
gagement Atany Treacherous Maneuvers.
Ni-w YtiK. May i - A dispatch to
the Now York Herald from Washing
ton says: pain licet in the Carib
bean sea U to oe met by a snuadron
consisting of the armorclads of tho
t'nited States in North Atlantic
This seems to be the Intention ol
the naval war b.iard and preparations
are making to effect the junction of
Bear Admiral Samp-nu's licet and the
Hying squadron, midiir tha command
of Commodore Schlev.
A dispatch to tho New York World
from Madrid say-: Admiral Cervora's
licet will dodge about the Caribbean
s-aand tiulf of Mexico, it is said by
navul men here.
Cervera will avoid a fight h' U dads
Bis chief aim Is to draw the Ameri
can squadrons away from tho Cuban
coasts so that ho may make n dash
into Havana. The principal object of
such a dash, it is asserted, would be
to allow the cruiser Vt.c.iya to go into
dry dock to clean her bottom, and
tints improve her speed, for in her
present condition she cripples the
movements of the renin inner of the
rent expectations are founded on
night raids by the Spanish torpedo
boat destroyers on tho American
Later, when the rainy season sets
in, fast blockade runners, both .Span
ish and foreign, will unde.-take to
carry ammunition and provisions to
I uba and Porto Bico.
A dispatch from Kingston, .Jamaica,
says tho report has reached that place
that three war ships, the nationality
of which it was impossible to make
out, more seen last evening oil' Moran
point, at tho eastern extremity of .la
malca. The ship-, wero taking a
Cai'K "Haviikn. llaytl, May 1-".-Two
Spanish cruisers or gunboats aro
making their base of operations at
Badiqulri, or Cuiantauamo bay. They
are known to move every night In tho
western waters between llaytl and
A Ilaytien schooner plying between
the Mole St. Nicholas, .lean Babel and
lilatinagua reports, through an agent
of the Cuban Insurgents at Port do
Paix, having met Spanish vessels sov
eral times. Tho Spaniards aro sup
posed to hide In the Cuban ports dur
ing tho day and go out cruising at
Kkv W'Ksr, Fla., May K The ships
of tho American blockading squadron
arc keeping a vigilant watch for the
appearance of the Spanish fleet and
will not be taken by surprise should
the Spanish men-of-war round Capo
Antonio, tho westernmost point of
Cuba, and swoop down upon Havana.
All our ships have bsen warned by
Commodore Watson of tho possibility
of such a move, aud sailors nro kept
constantly in tho tops, whore they
can sweep tho horl.on for thirty
allies, looking out for tho tlrst signs
of a hostile ship.
All tho naval olllecrs on tho blockade
station aro anxiou-. for a meeting with
tho Spaniards, and when informed
that tho latest reports placed them
off tho coast of Vene.uela they jubi
lantly declared that tho enemy could
bo hemmed in between tho Windward
Islands nnd the Yucatan channel, to
bo destroyed. The only fear expressed
was for the safety of our ships block
ing Cienfuegos. But thoy do not
doubt that precautions have been
taken for tho safety of the ships now
on tho southern coast of Cuba. The
torpedo boats aud fast yachts of tho
auxiliary licet keep tho blocking ships
in constant communieaton with Key
West, whence tho movements of tho
vessels aro being directed,
HOW SPANIARDS FIGHT.
A Derelict 1'loatnil to lleilroy Aiuurlo4ii
Key Wkst, Fla., Slay H. Tho
Jnitcd States cruisor Wilmington,
when about thirty miles east of Ha
vana yesterday, fired four shells into
a Spanish trap in the shape of a dere
lict, sinking it, and thus doing away
with another piece of Spanish trick
cry. Tho commander of tho W li
ming ton had been warned by dis
patch boats that somo dangerous
wroclcago wns drifting nbout the spot
mentioned, and tho cruiser steamed In
that direction to investigate the re
ports. An old Spanish schooner, with
tier deck loaded to tho rails with rusty
Iron, car wheels, etc., closely packed
together, was found Hunting in tho
track of torpedo boats and dispatch
boats. Tho iron laden schooner had
evidently been sent out of Havana
harbor in tho hope that a torpedo
boat or Miinll craft of the blockading
force would crash Into it
THE SCRIP LAW UPHELD.
The IUiiiio Court of AppunU I'mcHc
ully AlinlUtira Comp.injr Storon.
Four Srorr, Kan., May 10. Tho
Kansas court of appeals of tho South
ern department yesterday sustained
tho now Kansas scrip law by afllrmlng
tho ruling of .ludgo Simons. The
law very materially affects tho largo
coal miners, its object being to pro
hibit tho Issuance of scrip to miners
in payment for thoir work, and it
thereby has tho effect of practically
ubollshiug company stores.
THE OREGON HEARD FROM.
Km. u- Ml Wmut Hi,. U,, J ,.,.
In I'lrlliliriii Sim,
Wviimiiov, May I -J - The Oregon,
the Marietta aud the Buff.no, on tlu
wiy up the South American coast,
have been heard from again They
know-of the pi-iMouce of the Spmlsli
licet in the l aribbean, and may reach
the north part of South America in
time to tako pari in operations. Two
auxiliary cruisers are as far south as
Martinique. The cruises .Montgomery
is said to have loft tlio lighting squad
ron an I to havo gono southward.
Theso late it movements -leom to look
to the formation of n fourth squalrou
in West Indian water, with the Ore
gon, the Marietta ami the Buffalo, as
soon as they leave tho South American
coast and start for Barbadoc
With the tlying squadron watching
tlu piss.i'iM, tho llghtinir .snuadron
hunting him tu the Caribb.'an, tho
Oregon ami h:- idd collection of war
ships between li.m and the Atlantic,
the Spanish admiral may find his
polcy of evasion a dillleult ono tu
maintain. Meautimo tiio operations
against ( uba by tho blockading squad
ron go on The Oregon should bo to
the eastward of the Caribbean In two
or throe days' moru of steaming
Nr.w Yoi'- May is -A copyright
dispatch from -SauM l.uein, West In
dies, to the New York World, says:
"A largo strange warship was sighted
last night lying off tho west coast of
this island Others wero also seen to
the northward of Santa I.ticla Thesis
vessels are believed hero to bo a Span
ish squailron watching for the I'nitod
States battleship Oregon, which may
pass close to this island on Its way to
Santa Lucia is a British possession
about 300 south of San Juan do Porto
Bico and IJ0 miles west of the Barba
does, where it was expected that tlm
Oregon would coal.
A FLAG OF TRUCE.
."inter It tlm llnc.-n Kntnreil llnTiur;
Ni:w Yoitu. May H A special dis
patch from Key West says: "This
World correspondents imprisoned in
Port Cabanas, in Cuba, nro saved,
tieneral Blanco has courteously ac
ceded to representations mado to him
oy I'niteil States special govornmont
agent. Lieutenant Bralnard, lT. S. N.
As quickly as two Spanish ofllcors can
reach Key West they will bo taken to
Havana under a white flag to bo ex
changed, aud tho World correspond
ents will bo brought back to Key
West by the snmo special steamer
"The London Times' war corre
spondent. Knight, and the British
consul, (io'.lan, acted vigorously in tins
matter It is believed that, had Lieu
tenant Brainard's instructions been
more sweeping he could have brought,
them back on the Incus. Lieutenant
Brainnnl reports that tho docks of
Havana wore lined yesterday with
angry people. Mr. Knight was ad
vised by I onsul liollan not to land fu
fear of mob violence because Ins was
brought over by a 1'nited State iuiv
ANGERED BY BRITAIN.
Chainlmrl iln' Sppvvh llu .Armnoil thu
Spiiil4li llatrril for All Kci;INIi.
Nmv Yoiik, May Is Tho Madrid
correspondent of the Now York World
Tho burst of wrath against Hngland
throughhiit Spain in consequence of
the speeches of Mr. Chamberlain and
Lord nalisbury is hard to describe.
Hvory Spaniard, from the highest to
the lowest, is quite as much ex
asperated against everything Knglish
now as ho is against tho Yankees
Bngland is denounced as mean, per
fidious, selfish and base.
Thu wavo of indignation against
Kngland and the I'ulted States is such
that tho Spanish jingoes of the press
and the people loudly find fault with
tho queen and her government for
not immediately rushing into thu
arms of Bussia and Franco, for not
offering to (icrmanv any bait in tlm
Philippines short of Manila and Lu.on
island that could make the kaiser tho
basUof a continental coalition against
tho Anglo-Saxon countries.
A Kn-niliiinii Wiiii 1 4 to Flcht.
BniiMDxn, Vn., May is The Count
do Chambonl, who Is on a visit to this
city, to-day addressed a letter to (iov
erwor Tyler, offering his services to
tight for Cuba, and expressing a de
sire to aid in planting tho American
Hag on Moro castle and tho towers of
Madrid. Coventor Tyler replied,
SEVEN LIVES LOST.
IJuelnu) tonvent llnrii I'nu lltiiut ri
In tho lllllllllni;.
St. IhAciNnn:, Quebec, May IS. A
disastrous tiro occurred hero early
yesterday, when tho Matorlo St. do
soph was burned, causing tho loss of
seven lives mid tho Injury of a num
ber of the inmates, of whom thoro
wero 200 in tho institution, by jump
ing from windows. There aru nlso
live persons unaccounted for. Tho
causo of tho flro Is unknown. Thrcn
mters were burned to death.
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