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By Robert Louis Stevenson.
CHAPTER VI. ( Continued. )
I "Is It In the pavilion ? " I asked.
"It ia ; and I wlah It wna In the bottom
tom of the sea instead , " Bald North
mour ; and theu suddenly "What are
you making faces at mo for ? " he cried
lo Mr. Huddlostone , on whom I had un
consciously turned my back. "Do you
think CasBllIs would sell you ? "
Mr. Huddlestone protested that noth
ing had been further from his mind.
"It Is a good thing , " retorted North
mour , in his ugliest manner. "You
might end by warylug us. "What were
you going to say ? " he added , turning
"I was going to propose an occupa-
11on for the afternoon , " said I. "Let ug
carry that money out , piece by piece ,
and lay It down before the pavilion
door. If the Carbonari coma , why , It's
theirs , at any rate. "
"No , No ! " cried Mr. Huddleslone ;
"it docs not , It cannot belong to them !
It nhould he distributed pro rata among
; ill my creditors. "
"Come , now , Huddlestone , " said
Xorthmour , "none of that. "
"Well , but my daughter , " moaned
the wretched man.
"Your daughter will do v-ell enough.
Hero are two suitors , Cassllls and I ,
neither of us beggars , between whom
* he has to choose. And as for your
self , to make an end of arguments , you
bave no right to a farthing , and , un-
ICEB I'm much mistaken , you are going
to die. "
It was certainly very cruelly said ,
but Mr. Huddlestone was a man
who attracted little sympathy ,
and , although I saw him wince
and shudder , I mentally indorsed
the rebuke ; nay , I added a contribu
tion of my own.
"Northmour and I. " I said , "are will
ing enough to help you to save your
life , but not to escape with stolen prop
He struggled for a while with him
self , as though he were on the point of
giving way to anger , but prudence had
the best of the controversy.
"My dear boys , " lie said , "do with
me or my money what you will. I
leave It all in your hands. Let me
compose myself. "
And so we left him , sladly enough I
r.m sure. The last that I saw. he had
once more taken up his great Bible ,
nnd with tremulous hands was adjust-
3ng his spectacles to read.
The recollection of that afternoon
will always be graven on my miud. We
tlebated over and over again my proposal -
posal with regard to the money , and
had we been in complete possession of
our faculties I am sure we should have
condemned it as unwise ; but we were
flustered with alarm , grasped at a
straw and determined , although it was
as much as advertising Mr. Huddle-
stone's presence In the paviliou , to carc
ry iny proposal into effect.
The sum was part in specie , part in
bank paper and part in circular notes ,
payable to the name of James Gregory ,
AVe took it out , counted it , inclosed it
once more in a disnalch-box belonging
to Northmour and prepared a letter in
Italian which he tied to the handle. It
was signed by both of us under oath ,
and declared that this was all the
money which had escaped the failure of
the house of Huddlestone. This was ,
perhaps , the maddest action ever per
petrated by two persons professing to
Had the dispatch-box fallen into olV
or hands than those for which itwas
intended , we stood criminally convict
ed on our own written testimony ; but.
-aa I have said , we were neither of us
in a condition to judge soberly , and
bad a thirst for action that drove us
to do something , right or wrong , rather
than endure the agony of waiting.
"Moreover , as we were both convinced
that the hollows of the links were alive
with hidden spies upon our movements ,
Ave hoped that our appearance with the
box might lead to a parley , and , pert
Imps , a compromise.
It was nearly 3 when we issued from
the pavilion. The rain had taken off ;
the sun shone quite cheerfully. I have
never seen the gulls fly so close about
the house or approach so fearlessly
1o human beings. On the very deerE
step one flapped heavily past our head ? ,
and uttered its wild cry in my very
"There is an omen for you. " said
Northmour , who. like all freethinkers ,
was much under the influence of su
perstition. "They think we are al
ready dead. "
I made some light rejoinder , but it
was with half my heart , for the cir
cumstance had impressed me.
A yard or two before the gate , on a
patch of smooth turf , we set down the
dispatch-box ; and Northmour waived
a white handkerchief over his head.
Nothing replied. We raised our voic
es , and cried aloud In Italian that ws
were there as ambassadors to arrange
the quarrel ; but the stillness remained
unbroken save by the sea-gulls and the
surf. I had a weight at my heart when
we desisted , and I saw that even North
mour was unusually pale. He looked
ver his shoulder nervously , as though
lie feared that some one had crept be
tween him and the pavilion door.
"By God , " he said in a whisper , "this
is too much for me ! "
I replied In the same key : "Suppose
there should be none , after all ! "
"Look there , " he returned , nodding
-with his head , as though he had been
afraid to point.
I glanced In the direction Indicated , <
and there , from the northern corner of
the Sea-Wood , beheld a thin column of
smoke rising steadily against the now
"Northmour , " I said ( we still contin
ued to talk In whispers ) , "it Is not pos
sible to endure this Buspcnao. I prefer
death fifty times over. Stay you here
to watch the pavilion ; I will go for
ward and make sure , If I have to walk
right into their camp. "
He looked once again all around him
with puckered eyes and then nodded
assentlngly to ray propoaal.
My heart beat like a sledge-hammer
as I set out , walking rapidly in the di
rection of the smoke ; and though up
to that moment I had felt chill and
shivering , I was suddenly conscious of
a glow of heat over all my body. The
ground In this direction was very un
even ; a hundred men might have lain
hidden in aa many square yards about
my path. But 1 had not practiced the
business In vain ; chose such routes as
cut at the very root of concealment ,
and , by keeping along the most con
venient ridges , commanded several
hollows at a time.
It was not long before I was reward
ed for ray caution. Coming- suddenly
on to a mount somewhat more elevated
than the surrounding hummocks I saw ,
not thirty yards away , a man bent al-
moat double and running as fast as
his attitude permitted along the bottom
tom of a gully. I had dislodged one of
the spies from his ambush. As soon as
I sighted him I called loudly in Eng
lish and Italian , and he , seeing conceal
ment was no longer possible , straight
ened himself out , leaped from the gully
and made off as straight as an arrow
for the borders of the wood.
It was none of my business to pursue ;
I had learned what I wanted that we
were beleaguered and watched in the
pavilion , and I returned at once , and
walking as nearly as possible in my old
footsteps , to where Northmour await
ed me beside the dispatch-box. He
was even paler than when I had left
him and his voice shook a little.
"Could you see what he was like ? "
"He kept his back turned , I replied.
"Let us go into the house , Frank. I
don't think I'm a coward , but I can
stand no more of this , " he whispered.
All was still and sunshiny about the
pavilion as we turned to re-enter it ,
even the gulls had flown in a wider
oil-cull , and were seen flickering along
the beach and sandhills , and this lone
liness j terrified me more than a regi
ment under arms. It was not until the
door was barricaded that I could draw
a full inspiration and relieve the
weight that lay upon my bosom. North
mour and I exchanged a steady glance ,
and I suppose each made his own re
flections on the white and startled as
pect of the other.
"You were right , " I said. "All is
over. Shake hands , old man , for the
last 1 time. "
"Yes , " replied he , "I will shake hands
for as sure as I ara here I bear no
malice. But , remember , if by some
impossible 5 accident we should give tiie
slip to these blackguards , I'll take the
upper hand of you by fair or fou ! . "
"O ! " said I. "you weary me. "
He seemed hurt , and walked away in
silence to the foot of the stairs.
The remainder of the day was passed
in the same dreadful tedium and sus
pense. I laid the table for dinner ,
while Northmour and Clara prepared
the t meal together in the kitchen. I
could hear their talk as I went to and
fro , and was surprised to find it ran
ail the time upon myself. Northniour
again bracketed us together , and ral
lied i Clara on a choice of husbands , but
he continued to speak of me with some
feeling i , anil uttered nothing to my
prejudice } unless he included himself
in the condemnation. This awakened
a sense of gratitude in my heart which
combined with the hnmediateness of
our peril to fill my eyes with tears.
After all , I thought and perhaps the
thought was laughably vain we were
here 1 three very noble human beings to
perish in defense of a thieving banker.
Before we sat down to table , I looked
forth f from an upstairs window. The
day was beginning to decline ; the links
weie utterly deserted ; the disp'atch-box
still lay untouched where we had left
it hours before.
Mr. Huddlestone , in a long yellow
dressing-gown , took the end of the
table t , Clara the other , while North-
mour and I faced each other from the
sides. The lamp was brightly trim
med ; the wine was good ; the viands ,
although mostly cold , excellent of their
Mr. Huddlestone wns certainly no or-
dicary character ; he had read and observed -
served for himself ; his gifts were
sound , and , though I could never have
learned to love the man , I began to
understand his success in business , and
the great respect in which he had been
held before his failure. He had , above
all , the talent of society ; and though I
never heard him speak but on this one
and j most unfavorable occasion , I set
him down among the most brilliant
conversationalists I ever met.
He was relating with great gusto ,
and seemingly no feeling of shame ,
the maneuvers of a scoundrelly com
mission merchant whom he had known
and studied in his youth , and we were
all listening with an odd mixture of
mirth and embarrassment , when our
little party was brought abruptly to an
end in the most startling manner.
A noise like that of a wet finger on
the window-pane interrupted Mr. Hud-
dleslone's tale , and In an instant we
v/ere all four as white as paper and sat
tongue-tied and motionless round the
"A snail , " I said at last , for I had
heard that these animals make a noise
somewhat similar In character.
"Snail be d d ! " said Northmour.
"Hush ! "
The same sound was repeated twice
at regular Intervals , and then a formid
able voice shouted through the shut
ters the Italian word "Traditors ! "
Mr. Huddlestone threw his head in
the air , his eyelids quivered , next mo
ment he fell InEensIble below the table.
Northmour and I had each run to the
armory and seized a gun. Clara was
on her feet with her hand at her throat.
So we stood waiting , for we thought
the hour for attack was certainly come ;
but second passed after second , and all
but the surf remained silent in the
neighborhood of the pavilion.
"Quick , " said Northmour. "upstairs
with him before they come. "
Somehow or other , by hook and
crook , and between the "three of us.
we got Bernard Huddlestone bundled
upstairs and laid upon the bed in "My
Uncle's Room. " During the whole proc
ess , which was rough enough , he gave
no sign of consciousness , and he re
mained , as we had thrown him , with
out changing the position of a finger.
His daughter opened his shirt and be
gan to wet his head and bosom , while
Northmour and I ran to the window.
The weather continued clear ; the
moon , which was now about full , had
risen and shed a clear light upon the
links ; yet , strain our eyes as we might ,
we could distinguish nothing moving.s.
"Thank God , " said Northmour , "Ag-
gle is not coming tonight. "
Aggie was the name of the old
nurse. He had not thought of her till
now ; but that he should think of her
at all was a trait that surprised me in
We were ogain reduced to waiting.
Northmour went to the fireplace and
spread his hands before the red em
bers , as if he were cold. I followed
him mechanically with my eyes , and in
so doing turned my back upon the
window. At that moment a very faint
report was audible from without , and
a ball shivered a pane of glass , and
buried itself in the shutter two inches
from my head. I heard Clara scream ,
and though I whipped Instantly out of
range and into a corner , she was there ,
so to speak , before me , beseeching to
know if I were hurt. I continued to
reassure her , with the tenderest caress
es and in complete forgetfulness of our
situation , till the voice of Northmour
recalled me to myself.
"There is 'one point that we must
know , " said he. "Are they going to
butcher the lot of us , or only Huddle-
stone ? Did they take you for him , or
fire at you for your own beaux yeaux ? "
"They took me for him , for certain , "
I replied. "I am hear as tall , and my
head is fair. "
"I am going to make sure. " returned
Northmour , and he stepped up to the
window , holding the lamp above his
head , and stood there , quietly affront
ing death , for half a minute.
"Yes , " said Northmour , turning cool
ly from the window ; "it's only Huddle-
stone they want. "
"Oh , Mr. Northmour : " cried Clara :
but found no more to add , the temerity
she had just witnessed seeming beyond
the reach of words.
He , on his part , looked at me , cock
ing his head with a fire of triumph in
his eyes ; and I understood at once that
he had thus hazarded his life merely
to attract Clara's notice , and depose
me from my position as the hero of
the hour. He snapped h5s fingers.
"The fire is only beginning , " he said.
"When they warm up to their work
they won't be so particular. "
( To be continued. )
LOVE AMONG LAPLANDERS.
Curious Customs in VORUO Aniony In
habitants of the Icy Land.
When a young Laplander is in love
with a girl he and she run a race. He
is i : heavily handicapped , so that she
may win if she chooses , and if she out
run him he cannot propose again. Of
course she suffers herself to be over
taken if she care.s for him , but the con
sent of her parents must be obtained
before 1 ; she can be married. The law of
the land is very strict on this point , and
tc i olden times the man was subject to
capital punishment if he married with
out the consent of the girl's parents.
After a Laplander has chosen a bride
he } sends her a present of a girdle , a
ring and a quantity of brandy ; he goes
rr rs far as the door of her hut , but re
mains outside until invited to enter ,
when a bumper of brandy is offered to
the girl's father ; if he drinks it it is a
sign he consents to the marriage , and
the young lover then promises to give
the girl some clothes , and pays a sum
of money , generally ICO copper dollars ,
on the spot. This , of course , is a rem
nant . of marriage by purchase , which ,
in primitive times , succeeded marriage
by j capture. Banns are published once
in Lapland and the marriage ceremony
is very short. The bride wears her hair
loose and has a gold band round her
head. Her presents and her dowry are
generally reindeer , and she and her
bridegroom remain with her parents
for a year after marriage.
The Horse anil the liattlo Cry.
"Talk about education , that horse ot
the major's has got more sense and
patriotism than a whole lot of people , "
said the colonel. "That horse , sir , was
being curried by a recruit. The man
didn't know his business , sir , and he
didn't half do his work. Just as he.
had combed out the horse's tail as a
finishing touch and was getting away ,
the horse shot out his hind legs , snort
ing , as the recruit went up into th °
air , 'Remsmber the mane. ' "
Spaniards Would Die Before Sur-
rendering to the Americans ,
BLANCO URGED RESISTANCE ,
Rcfolvo to Die ISofore Surrendcr-
Received ; the Approval of the
Cuptaln Gononil nt Havana
Secretary Algor Talks
About Shatter's latest .
WASHINGTON ; July 10. Secretary Al-
ger , when asked at half past 1 o'clock
if the lighting had been resumed at
Santiago , replied : ' 'I do not think so. " '
Secretary Alger based his statement
upon a cablegram from General Shaf
ter , which indicated that hostilities
were near but had not actually opened
up and might be deferred. He said
that six batteries of Randolph's artil
lery hud been unloaded and gotten to
the front to-day and that only one of
the lighters sent to General Shafter
had reached its destination.
The secretary added that General
Shutter's dispatch said the lighters-
were needed to unload provisions for
the troops. In view of the published
statements . that the troops were on
short rations , General Shafter was
wired , as lo the proofs of the assertion.
His telegram said that on one day
only were any ti'oops on half rations
and on this day the only troops which
suffered were a few at the furthest
point from the supplies. The general
says there was considerable complaint
on account of lack of tobacco , but
added that there was sufficient food ,
tobacco and other necessary supplies
upon the ships to last at least two
months , and they will be brought
ashore at the earliest possible mo
Everything he reported to be in a
most satisfactory condition and he ex
pected lighting might bo resumed per
haps this afternoon or evening
It was expected at the navy depart
ment that Sampson's big guns would
begin work again at noon to-day upon
the fortifications at the entrance of
Santiago harbor , though it cannot be
learned that explicit notice of such a
purpose has bjen received. The de
partment's knowledge is confined to
the fact that this was the plan of cam
paign arranged between Shafter and
Sampson , at their meeting three days
One of the most important results
cxpeetcd to follow Sampson's appear
ance in the harbor is the cutting oif
of the retreat of the Spanish forces to
the interior of Cubu. Our troops now
control the appi-oaehes to the town
from the south to the noitheast and
can easily close the semicircle to the
north. In the rear , to the west , however -
over , there are high und rugged
hills , across which the Spaniards might
retreat toward Mansanil'.o. If Samp
son's vessels enter the harbor and approach
preach the town closely it is believed
that their guns will close the line of
retreat over these hills so effectively
that were the Spaniards to attempt
the passage they would go to certain
The Xavy department is having
great difficulty in communicating by
wire with Sampson , though it is not
known whether this arises from bad
cable service or from the distance at
which Sampson lies from the cable
station. All that came from him last
night was a brief report , as to the con
dition of the wrecks of the Spanish
A dispatch from Havana says that
the Americans demanded the surrender
of Santiago , fixing the terms of the
truce until noon to-day.
General Toral , in refusing the prop
osition , said he was resolved to defend
the town until death. General Blanco
approved the firmness of General
THE HAWAIIAN COMMISSION ,
The Men Who AVill Study the T.esiila-
( > yo Xeeds of Hawaii Appointed.
WASHINGTON , July 10. President
3\IcKinley \ lias appointed to be the five
commissioners to study the legislative
needs of the Hawaiian islands and re
port recommendations for legislation :
Senator Cttllom of Illinois and Senator
Morgan of Alabama , members of the
Senate committee on foreign relations ;
Representative Ilitt of Illinois , chair-
man of the House committee on for-
cign affairs ; Sanford 15. Dole , the
president of Hawaii , and A. F. Judd ,
the chief justice of Hawaii.
LEOPOLD TCM/ISIT / AMERICA ,
1 Long Yaehtliijf Tour 1'lnnned by the
s of the Belgians.
LONDON. July 10. The Pall Mall Gazette -
zette this afternoon says that Ki -
Leopold of Uelgium wiil start s
August on a long yachting cruise , ad
ding thai he will make a considerable
stay in the United States.
Xoiv It I * to Bo a Cutlery Trmt.
FKEMONT , Ohio , July 10. Another
trust is forming which will , it is ex
pected , take in the largest cutlery con
cerns in the country. J. II. Clauss ,
president of the Clauss Shear company
of this place , is one of the prime mov
ers in the combination.
A Private From Ahllcne Dying1. *
C.vsir MKRKITT. San Francisco , July
10. L'rivated Wilson McAllister of Abd
ilene , Kan. , belonging to Company M ,
Twentieth Kansas , is dying of pneu
CENSORED BUNCO'S REPORT ,
learned of Corvuni'n DUustor hy
FermUslon of Secretary Al or.
WASHINGTON , July 10. Captain Gen
eral ] IJlunco had to appeal to the Amer
ican secretary of War for permission to
communicate Admiral Ccrvera'a report
of the destruction of his squadron to
the government at Madrid.
While the English cable between
Santiago and Kingston has not been
cut ! , the operators in tli2 Santiago
olKce have abandoned their posts , thus
cutting off all communications between
tween Santiago and Madrid , except
through the French line , which is sub
ject to American censorship at Playa
del E tc. When Admiral Cervera
wished to cable hiH official report of
the destruction of his fleet to Captaiu
General Blanco , he turned it over to
Colonel Allen , the signal oflicer in
charge of the cable oflice at Playa del
Este , who , acting under instructions
from Washington , forwarded the re
port to Havana.
When Ulanco wanted to forward
Ccrvera's story of the affair to the
home government nt Madrid , he had
only one line open to him , that from
Havana to Key West. To use this he
would have to have the permission of
the cable censor at the Key West of
fice. It probably will never be known
how much pride it cost him to get this
permission , lie instructed the cable
operator in Havana to ask the Amer
ican censor at Ke3' West if the admi
ral's message would b ? permitted to
pass over the wiie. Captain J. E. Saw
yer , the censor , referred the inquiry to
General Greely , chief signal oflicer ,
who con lulled the s-eretary of war. Jt
was decided that it would be a good
thicg to let the Spanish admiral's tele
gram to reach Madrid , and the permis
sion for it to pass was given.
So it came that the cablegram giving
Admiral Ccrvera's ofiicial version of
his own capture ; > nd the destruction of
the ships under his command reached
his government after passing through
two American censors and being sub
mitted to the secretary of war.
SAMPSON CAN SAVE THREE ,
The Aliuirniito Oquondo Is the Only
Cruiser Th.it Is Wholly Wrecked.
WASHINGTON. July 10.Admiral
Sampson has cabled the Navy depart
ment that in Ills opinion thre-3 of the
Spanish vessels may be saved. The
Colon is certainly in good condition ,
he reports , and there are reasonable
hopes of saving the Maria Teresa and
The text of Admiral Sampson's dis
patch is as follows : Preliminary re
port from boird ordered to examine
wrecks states that wrecking ( appli
ances ) should be gotten hero imme
diately. Think no doubt about saving
VSzcaya. Maria Teresa and Cristobal
Colon if haste be made. Colon is much
the most valuable , being in perfect
order. Would recommend most per
fect appliances be scut at once. Samp
SPIES TO LEAVE CANADA.
Premier Z.aurler Asked Da I5o.se anil
Curmnza to Hasten.
MONTEAI. , July 10. Senor Du Hose
and Lieutenant Carranza , formerly of
the Spanish legation at Washington ,
have arranged for passage on the Do
minion line steamer Ottoman , which
vrill leave here Wednesday. It is stat
ed that some interesting correspond
ence passed between Sir Wilfrid Lati-
rier. the Canadian premier , and Scnoir
Du lioac. in which the former made it
known in courteous but immistakablu
language th.it their departure would
MILES SAILSJOR CUBA ,
The Vale and Columbia Carry J.70O Men
to Ilelnforco Shafter.
CnAJii.ESTON , S. C. , July 1-X The
cruisers Yale and Columbia , having on
board the commanding general of the
army , Kelson A. Miles , and staff , and
the troops intended as reinforcement
for General Shafter. got away at : i
o'clock this afternoon. General Miles
and staff arc on the Yale.
The Sixth Massachusetts is on the
Yale and one battalion of the Sixth
Illinois is on the Columbia. The expe
dition numbers 1,7S0 men. This
leaves ' 4,000 msa still in the city.
NEW YORKERS FOR HAWAII ,
Adjutant General Corbin > atue < the
Regiment to Go to Honolulu.
WASHINGTON , July 10. Adjutant
General Corbin to-day telegraphed
Major General Otis t San Francisco
to send a regiment of infantry to Hon
olulu. General Corbin suggested in
his telegram that the First regiment
of New York volunteers be selected
for this duty. Such a suggestion is
equivalent to aa order.
Au American Built CriiHer.
Pim.\Pii.PirfA , f i ' . The Japan
ese protected cniiser Kasagi sailed
from Camp's ship yard at daylight this
morning for her ofiicial trial trip ,
which will be made off the Xew Hamp
shire coast , probably Tuesday. Oc her
recent builders * trial , the Kasagi av
eraged twenty-three knots an hour ,
and is the fastest ship of her class in
Washington Hear * From Camarj.
WASHINGTON , July 1 0. The State de
partment received a dispatch at 1:45
o'clock this morning from the consular
agent at Cairo , stating that the ilect
under Admiral Camara had re-entered
the Suez canal. The dispatch was a
long one and gave many details which
the department refuses to make public.
The matter was referred to tha Xsivy
Circumstances malic fewer men than
IS IN A QUANDARY.
Spain Doesn't Knoir YVh it She IVnnti to
Do Ciunpol to Succeed Hu aflta.
MADIUO , July 3 The authorities
kept the disaster to Admiral Ccrvcra'H
juadron a secret as long as possible
and even suppressed the extra editions
of the newspapers giving the facts.
The official confirmation caused trc-
racndous excitement , particularly in
naval and military circles , where the
government is accused of ordering Ad
miral Ccrvcra 1 . make a sortie , despite
the known opposition of several naval
The cabinet met la t night and its
resignation may be regardad as
The sequel will probably be a mil
itary cabinet under Mar&hal Martinez
There will also be , most likely , a
suspension of the constitutional gxtar-
The military party favors a continu
ance of the war. Military men say
they think Spain could never have ex
pected naval victory , and tliat so long
as she does not meet with disaster
ashore she ought not to sue for peace.
The Curlists are r.nxioiiii for the war
The government views are b2licved
to differ. Senor Sagasta. the premier.
says he is awaiting details of recenv
events from official Spanish sources ,
adding that he will sec the effect which
the loss of the Spanish squadron ha.i
upon Spain before deciding upon his
Spain , it is alleged , is prepared for
peace on the basis of the independence
of Cubs and the Philippines , the United
States occupying Porto Rico until the
war indemnity is paid. Lieutenant
General Correa , minister of war , Hays
everything depends upon the course of
events at Santiago.
El Naeional declares that the nation
5" . governed by idiots.
TO WAIT AT SANTIAGO.
Washington Ofilcliils Ilxpcct T.lniirea to
Surrender AVhen Reinforcements Come
WASHINGTON" , July 7. It was learne.l
from a high source that the war con
ference to-day was held to go
over the situation at Santiago and
that no determination to rush an at
tack on the city was reached. Jt is
stated that the administration is
reasonably well satisfied with the
present situation and has no desire to
precipitate affairs there at a costly
sacrifice of lives or ships. It is con
fidently believed that ( leneral Linares
will sun en dor when he learns the
American armis to be reinforced by
l.00 ! or 20.000 men. No information
on this subject has been received
from any quarter , but the oflicials be
lieve that the Spanish general will sen
the utter hopvlf.ssTM.'ss of the situation
and yield io ilie inevitable. If , how
ever , the- Spaniards persist in need
lessly sacrificing the lives of their own
men an-l ours , all the strength of the
army and navy will be hurled against
them with a view to putting an end
to 1 the . ' .t/uggle in the shortest possible
MORE SAD NEWS FOR MADRID ,
Admiral Villaiuil Dead and Caytaiu I.n-
xa-a Is : v SnJcl'Ir.
MADIMTJ , July 8. The government
has receive * ! a telegram from Admiral
Cerversi announcing the death of Ad
miral Yillamtl , who was in command
of the Spanish torpedo boat squadron
at Santiago , and the suicide of Cupiaia
l.azKgn , the commander of the Infanta
Captain Villamil was in command ' r
the torpedo boat destroyers. It is said
that I'.lunco wanted him placed in
command of this whole licet to super
Sampson's Report on the Kclim .Uorccdes.
WASHINGTON" , July S. Admiral
Sampson has telegraphed tlie navy de
partment as follows ; -srcj hi- flagship
the New York , off Santiago , dated yes
terday : -About midaiijlit last night
the Reinr. Mercedes was seen by the
Massachusetts , which vr.sst-l had ; \
searchlight on the channel , coming out
of the harbor of Santiago. Th Massa
chusetts and Texas op-iied fire and th
Spanish vessel \vs sunk opposite F.-
trclfa cove. I & : u Inclined Xo thin' : is
was tho. intention to sink her in tl-.a
channel and tnus block the harbor en
trance. If so , this plnn was dcfcate.i
by the fire of the ships , s sbo lies ca
the edge of the shoro. " _
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