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A GREAT VICTORY.!
Commodore Dewey's Squadron (
Annihilates the Spanish Fleet. \
A Glorious Battle lit Fought Near Manila—
One Spanish Cruiser lilow n Up, Two
liurned and Several Others Sunk
by Their Commanders In Order
to Kftcape Destruction at the
Hands of Americans.
Madrid, May 2. —Advices from Ma
nila say the American squadron ap
peared in the bay of Manila at 5
o'clock Sunday morning and opened a
strong cannonade against the Spanish
squadron and the forts protecting the
The following is the text of the offi
cial dispatch from the governor gen
eral of the Phi llippines to the minis
ter of war. Gen. Correa, as to the en
gagement off Manila:
"Saturday night, April 30, the bat
teries at the entrance to the fort an
nounced the arrival of the enemy's
squadron, forcing a passage under the
obscurity of the night. At daybreak
the enemy took lip positions, opening
with a strong fire against Fort Cavite
and the araeual.
"Our fleet engaged the enemy in a
brilliant combat, protected by the
Cavite and Manila forts. They obliged
the enemy to maneuver repeatedly. At
D o'clock the American squadron took
refuge behind the foreign merchant
shipping on the east side of the bay.
"Our fleet, considering the enemy's
superiority, naturally suffered severe
loss. The Maria Christina was on fire
and another ship, believed to be the
Don Juan de Austria, was blown up.
"There was considerable loss of life.
Capt. Cadarzo, commanding the Maria
Christina, is among the killed."
The American squadron retired, hav
ing also sustained severe damage. A
second naval engagement followed, in
which the American squadron again
suffered considerable loss and the
Spanish warships Mindano and Ulloa
were slightly damaged.
The second engagement was appar
ently begun by the Americans after
landing their wounded on the west
side of the bay.
During the second engagement the
Cavite forts maintained a steadier and
stronger lire upon the American squad
ron than in the first engagement. Ad
miral Bermejo, the minister of marine,
has expressed himself as highly
pleased with the heroism of the Span
ish marines and has'telegraphed con
gratulations to Admiral Montejo and
the crews of Spanish squadron under
fire of superior warships.
An official telegram received at a
late hour from the governor general of
the Philippines says: "Admiral Monte
jo transferred his flag to the cruiser
Isla de Cuba from the cruiser Reina
Maria Christina. The Reina Maria
Christina was completely burnt, as
was also the cruiser Castilla, the other
ships having to retire from the com
bat and some being sunk to avoid their
falling into the hands of the enemy."
The town is greatly excited by the
serious news from the Philippines and
there is an immense gathering in the
Celle de Sevilla. The civil guards on
horseback were called out to preserve
order and all precautions have been
taken. There is much muttering, but
nothing serious ' as occurred.
Lisbon, May 2.—Reliable news re
ceived here says that the Spanish fleet
was completely defeated off Cavite.
London, May 3.—Details of the bat
tle of Manila have been received at
the British colonial office. They came
Jn two cable messages, the substance
of which has been furnished to the
press by the officials of the colonial
The first cable dispatch announces
that the Lnited States fleet entered
Manila harbor at daybreak Sunday,
stationing itself opposite the city. A
fort opened fire on the American ships,
whereupon they shifted their position
to one near Cavite, in Manila bay, en
gaging in a fierce fight against both
the forts and the Spanish fleet. The
engagement here lasted two hours and
resulted in the annihilation of the
This dispatch adds that the Ameri
can ships withdrew to their magazine
vessel, in the center of the roadstead,
for the purpose of coaling. One Amer
ican vessel, the name of which is not
mentioned,is said to have been disabled.
Commodore Dewey requested the
British consul, E. 11. llawson-Walker,
to convey a message to Augusti, the
the Spanish governor general, de
manding the surrender of all the tor
pedoes and guns at Manila and the
possession of the cable offices, saying
that unless these terms were complied
with he would bombard the city.
The second dispatch announced that
the Spanish governor general refused
to surrender the torpedoes, guns and
cable offices, and that he prevented the
agent of the telegraph company from
conferring with Dewey.
Commodore Dewey, according to a
dispatch from Madrid, srave Gen. Au
gusti 24 hours to comply with the ulti
matum which demanded surrender of
all warlike stores and the entire stock
t>f ooal : .ji charge of tlie government
officials. The ultimatum asserted that
no money levy would be made upon
Manila. It is believed in Madrid that
the government has already cabled
Gov. Augusti authority to comply with
the demand, no other course being
A dispatch from Hong Kong to the
Daily Mail, dated Monday, says: "Com
modore Dewey's fleet is off Corregidor
island, hotly engaged with the forts
there. Electrical experiments show
that the cable has been cut on or near
An official news agency dispatch
from Madrid says: Senor Sagasta
went to the palace yesterday to com
municate to the queen regent dis
patches announcing that the town of
Cavite had been razed and the unforti
fied part of Munila burned. The Amer
icans fired petroleum bombs. The
Spanish losses are estimated at 400 men.
New York, May 3.—A Ilong Kong
dispatch says: The bombardment of
Manila has begun. The inhabitants
are fleeing to the country. The oper
ators in the cable station in the midst
of the forts fled to save their lives.
Washington, May 3. —Up to the close
of office hours Monday tlie only infor
mation that our government had re
ceived of the brilliant victory of Com
modore Dewey and the winning of the
battle of Manila came to the govern
ment through the medium of press dis
patches. If the report is true that
Commodore Dewey has begun a bom
bardment and blockade of the city of
Manila it is unlikely that he can spare
a vessel from his fleet to carry the
news to Hong Kong, the nearest cable
station, so it is not known when offi
cial advices will come.
There was some expectation that
through the surrender of the city the
commodore might acquire control of
the cable, but even then there might
be practical difficulties in communicat
ing through it. The officers of Dewey's
fleet include at least one lieutenant
who is a practical electrician and tel
egrapher, but it is not known positive
ly that he is able to work a cable suc
cessfully. Second, a fear is enter
tained that before retiring from the
city the Spanish troops will smash the
delicate apparatus for the reception
and dispatch of messages, and it is un
certain whether there is enough tech
nical skill in the American fleet to re
pair such damage without aid from
the main land.
The mere cutting of the cable as re
ported by the Spaniards is not re
garded as particularly serious, since
being hemmed in port by the Ameri
can blockading fleet the Spaniards
would not be able to make the cut far
off shore, so the cable could be easily
grappled and repaired. The greatest
anxiety is felt as to the casualties sus
tained by the American fleet. From
the stubborn defense made by the
Spaniards it is feared that before they
burnt, blew up or sunk their ships they
managed to inflict severe damage upon
All the ships engaged were vulner
able in one respect—namely, in their
lack of protection to life. There was
not an armored ship in Commodore
Dewey's fleet, the nearest approach
being the flagship Olympia. She had
some coal protection around the sides
and an arched steel deck calculated to
protect the vitals of the ship. The
other vessels of the fleet save those
recently added to the navy, like the
McCulloch, have lighter steel decks of
this character, but in all cases —with
the exception of some slight protec
tion in the shape of gun shields—the
men of the ships were exposed to the
fire of the enemy.
If Dewey has lost a considerable por
tion of his men it is feared he will be
mnch embarrassed in the work of
maintaining possession of Manila for
lack of sufficient force. United States
naval vessels are always under
manned. according to European stand
ards, and it will not be possible to
spare any considerable number of men
to keep the city, especially if the en
gagement has disabled many of them.
There was some talk Monday of send
ing troops out from San Francisco to
aid in this work, but this has not yet
As to the future of the island, it is
likely that the government will retain
possession of at least one good port
such as Manila for a coaling station
and base of supplies during the re
mainder of the war. There was un
derstood to be a considerable Spanish
force in the Philippines and a large
number of natives are said to be
"loyal," meaning in that sense at
tached to the Spanish fortunes. With
: this material on one hand and the in
'■ surgents on the other, the latter stim
■ ulated by the overthrow of the Span
-1 iards at Manila, it is probable that
civil war may rage on the islands for
; some time.
ESCAPED JUST IN TIME.
A SocinliHt Kdltor Wlio Referred to "Old
Glory" an u I'aluted Hug In limited for
by a Mob.
Fort Scott, Kan., May 2.—George E.
, Bowman, an associate editor of the Ap
, peal to Reason, a socialist paper pub-
I lished at Girard, and who was the si>
, cialistic candidate for lieutenant gov
ernor of Rhode Island two years ago,
has been compelled to flee from Girard
to save his life from a mob of citizens
incensed at an article he wrote for the
While sitting in the newspaper office
he was notified by a friend of the ap
proach of a mob, which had a rope, in
' tending to hang him. He escaped
' through the rear door and came to this
city, a distance of 25 miles, without
money or baggage.
The article which incensed the peo
' j pie referred to the national flag as a
| I piece of painted rag, tied to a stick,
j lie wascrit ci-i ng the worship of the
| flag above the regard for fellow crea-
| tures. Mr. liowman came from Provi
dence, It. 1., about a year ago. Me liai
left her and is en route to Washington,
j j Cubans Are Going to Kntl*t.
| New York, May 2.—About ISO Cubans
t left l'ere Saturday night to join the
- | United States troops at Tampa. The
- \ contingent will be augmented at Phila
f delphia and other points along th«
; line of travel. It- was in command of
I I Gen Castillo.
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1898.
COMMODORE DEWEY'S FLEET, NOW IN PHILIPPINE WATERS.
PETISEU BOSTON. OI..YMPIA. COMCOKD. HALKI3H. It AI .TIM JRK
RIOTS IN SPAIN.
Outbreaks in tho Provinces Por
tend a Revolution.
Martial I.aw I* Proclaimed In Varlou* Sec
tion* of the Country and Troop* Fire
on the Malcontent*)— Stormy Seß-
Hion* of the National
lat lire Carllst Kinl*-
MaricH are Active. b.
Madrid, May s.—Public attention
centered yesterday in the congress.
There was a repetition of the great
crowd of Tuesday, the police and civic
guards, besides the secret police, inin
gliny with the people. The galleries
of the house were packed. Senor Re
verter, minister of finance in the I'ano
vas ministry, defended the memory
and policy of Canovas. Senor Canalejas,
editor of El Ileraldo, replying, dwelt
upon "the weakness and vacillation of
the government of Canovas, which fos
tered Yankee boldness."
The principal speech was delivered
by Senor Robledo, former minister of
justice and leader of the Weylerite
party, who maintained that America
fostered the Cuban rebellion and
"meant war from the commencement."
Senor Moret's policy of autonomy he
characterized as a farce. The present
conflict, he said, proves the real inten
tion of the Yankees. Spain must now
face her international enemy, and
should not waste a single peseta to give
the Cubans autonomy.
The outbreaks in the provinces are
assuming alarming proportions. This
is especially the case in the province
of Gijon, on the bay of Biscay, where
the troops fired on the rioters in "self
A dispatch from Talavera Reyna.
about 37 miles from Toledo, announces
that rioters committed serious dis
orders there. They attacked and
seized the railroad station, burned the
cars anil then set fire to several private
houses and a cafe. After that the
rioters tried to break into the prison
and release the convicts, but were pre
vented by the civil guards.
The authorities have proclaimed
martial law in the province of Valencia.
The miners around Oviedo, capital of
the province of that name, have struck
work and disorders are feared. Rein
forcements of troops have been hurried
Everywhere in the provinces the dis
satisfaction is growing, especially over
the price of bread. Acts against au
thority are becoming more and more
overt. At Caceres, capital of Estra
madura, the populace marched into the
railroad station to prevent the export
of provisions and overpowered the sol
Madrid, May O.—A mob of about 8,000
striking miners has made a tumultuous
demonstration at Murcia, capital of
the province of that name, 30 miles
from the port of Carthagena. They
shouted "Death to the thieves," "Down
with the taxes," attempted to set fire
to the railroad depot and other build
ings and began a movement towards
Carthagena. A strong force of troops,
however, prevented the rioters from
moving on the port. A number of men
were wounded. Martial law has been
proclaimed at Carthagena.
Similar scenes have occurred at
Oviedo, Leon and at other towns where
factory hands have struck work. The
strikers parade the streets, demand
ing cheap bread and stoning houses.
The steps taken by the authorities
have resulted in the restoration of
peace at Malaga, where the British
yacht Lady of Clemell was recently
stoned and driven out of the harbor.
The Malaga mob thought she was an
Madrid. May 7.—Further disorders
are reported from the provinces, es
pecially from Murcia. capital of the
province of that name, 30 miles from
Carthagena. where a mob, composed
mainly of striking miner s, cut the tel
egraph lines, set fire to the town hall
and law courts, burning the archives.
The rioters attacked the local jail, heat
in the doors and released the prisoners.
Gen. Gareta Decuple* llayaino,
Montego Bay, Jamaiea.'May 4. —Gen.
Paiido. the commander of the Spanish
forces in the Held, withdrew the Span
ish garrison from Bayamo, one of the
important towns of the province of
Santiago de Cuba, on April 25, and ref
ugees who have arrived here from
Manzanillo, the port of Bayamo, by
the schooner Governor Biake. say that
lien. Calixto Garcia, the insurgent com
mander, occupied the town the next
day. Bayamo is situated about 00 miles
northwest of the city of Santiago de
' Cuba and has a population numbering
' about 7,000.
TROOPS TO AID DEWEY.
The Victor at Manila Can Have Soldier* to
Guard the I'lillllppllie* Whenever He j
Call* for Tliem—A Budget of War New*.
Washington, May 4. —Tuesday passed j
without a word from the American j
fleet in the Philippines, and in view j
of the long continued interruption in I
cable communications the officials be
lieve that they must await for their
official news until a boat arrives at
If Dewey wants troops to hold what
he may gain in the Philippines he will
be sent as many as he needs directly
from San Francisco, and it is very
likely that state volunteers will make
up tlu; quota. The cabinet talked about
this yesterday and is only waiting to
hear what Commodore Dewey wants.
Meanwhile, the plans of the Cuban
campaign are being steadily developed
and there is no indication of a change
of purpose on the part of the military
authorities, who are expected to land
a force in Cuba in a very short time.
Admiral Sampson is steadily maintain
ing the blockade of the Cuban coast,
and this is not likely to be abandoned
for the present, though two or three of
his ships may be sent away temporari
ly to meet the Oregon on her way to
Cuba from Rio Janeiro.
China issued her neutrality procla
mation yesterday, so there is now no
place on the Asiatic coast left open to
the free use of war vessels of either
Spain or the United States.
Washington, May 0. —-Secretary Long
said at the close of office hours yester
day that up to that time he had re
ceived no word from Commodore
Dewey. Me added, however, that he
felt no apprehension over this lack of
news, because in the first place reports
were not expected with the cable from
Manila cut and, furthermore, no fears
were entertained as to Commodore
Dewey's ability to maintain his posi
tion. There was no doubt, the secre
tary said, that Commodore Dewey's
fleet had captured the Sp .nish fleet.
The department is taking steps to
render effective aid to the commodore
in the matter of supplies, and a con
structor of high ability is togo out at
once to repair the damages sustained
in the battle of Manila. Preparations
for a suitable convoy for the supply
ships were also indicated by the choice
of a commander and ollicers for the
cruiser Charleston, now at Mare Island.
Notice came to the state department
from Brazil that that government had
declared neutrality. There is now no
cause to regret such action on the part
of Brazil, for however beneficial the
delay has been to the United States in
getting its warships safely along the
Brazilian coast, the issue of the proc
lamation just now is likely to be still
more beneficial in closing Brazilian
ports to the Spanish flying squadron
if it should be headed in that direc
The navy department will ship 200,-
000 pounds of powder to Commodore
Dewey, to add to the stock he now has
left. This, with the large number of
8-incli piercing projectiles, shells and
6-inch and 5-incli rifle balls, will make
the shipment of ammunition a very
large one. The powder and shot to
gether will give 500 rounds for the big
guns and several thousand rounds for
the rapid-fire rifles.
Washington, May 0. —No confirma
tion is obtainable of the various re
ports concerning movements of Ad
miral Sampson's fleet. Persons who
from their official position might be
supposed to share the confidence of the
administration are credited with say
ing that Sampson has gone to seize
Porto Rico, and this statement is made
after conference with the executive.
On the other hand it is asserted with
equal positiveness that the fleet has
gone to meet the Oregon and bring her
in safety to the north. Still another
report is to the effect that the admiral
has gone to seize Matanzas, to be used
as a base of operations.
Chopped Hl* Children to I'ieee*.
New York, May 4. —Jacob Gramm, a
small shopkeeper, 50 years old, living
on Morton street, murdered two of his
children, mortally wounded a third
and inflicted fatal wounds on himself.
The deed was performed with an ax.
( inlet* Want a Clianee to right.
Annapolis, Md., May 3.—SenatorCaf
ferv and Congressmen Mayer and Berry
have interviewed Superintendent Coo
per. of the naval academy, as to the
propriety of at once graduating the
second class, which is chafing greatly
under what they call their humiliating
position. Members of the class say
that the government is calling to its
aid unpracticed men toman its ships,
while they, who have had three years
of training, and27 out of 32 months' sea
service provided for the class, are kept
at school, while war, for which they
are educated, is in progress.
WAS A GOOD SHOT.
Gunboat Demolishes a Spanish
An Expedition Conveying Ammunition mid
It ill t*M to Insurgents is Met l>y Spanish
Soldirn and a l.ively Fight En
flues, Kesulting In tlit) 1 tier
Hunt of the l>ons.
New York, May o.—The Mail anil
Express Key West correspondent ca
bles the following 1 account of the land
ingl of a small expedition from the tug
Leyden in Cuba: The tug 1 left Key
West Monday afternoon. Wednesday j
morning her men made the first at- j
tempt to land an interpreter to confer I
with a party of Cuban insurgents who
were waiting on the beach near Muriel.
While this conversation was being held
the people of the Leyden discovered
about 50 Spanish cavalrymen coining
down from a hill toward the shore, as
The Leyden signalled danger to the
insurgents and the latter took to the
bushes. I'p to that time eight cases of
Winchester rifles had been landed.
Seeing the cavalrymen, the Leyden's
boat returned alongside, lying about a
quarter of a mile off shore. The cav
alrymen leveled rifles at the tug. but
hesitated about tiring. The insurgents
in the meantime had opened lire, driv
ing the cavalry hack up the hill, the
latter firing as they fled.
The cavalry soon returned with rein
forcements. They paid no attention
to the insurgents, but began a sharp
fusillade at the tug. iJullets Hew
around the tug so fast that the lookout
aft came down.
The Leyden, seeing no chance to land
the ammunition ju.st then, picked up
the men she had landed and steamed
back to the flagship off Havana, re
porting it would be impossible to land
the cargo unless protected. The gun
boat Wilmington was immediately or
dered to help the Leyden. On return
ing to the landing point, the Wilming
ton held off shore about a mile and a
half, the Leyden going in elose to the
beach. The tug was signalled by the
insurgents that the coast was clear.
Manned by four men, a boat then left
the Leyden with ammunition and two
large boxes of dynamite. When a
short distance from the beach a man
aloft on the Leyden sang out that the
cavalry were coming down to the beach
again in strong force.
The Leyden then signalled the Wil
mington and the latter came closer to
shore and fired four shots from her
four-inch rapid-fire gun. The cavalry
retreated and the boat's cargo was
landed. While waiting to attack the
cavalrymen the Wilmington fired at a
blockhouse further down the beach.
There were some 50 Spanish regulars
sitting on top of this blockhouse watch
ing the Leyden and the insurgents.
The Wilmington's first shot went
wild. The twelfth and last shot was
a bull'seye. When the smoke cleared
away the blockhouse, the men and all
had disappeared as though swallowed
up. The Spanish colors that had floated
from the house were seen high up in a
tree, where a shot had driven them.
The Leyden and Wilmington returned
to the flagship and the former then
came here. There are dozens of holes
in the tug's smokestack from the cav
alrymen's bullets. None of the Amer
icans or Cubans of the expedition were
killed or wounded.
Hostile tireetlns* to Sagasta.
Madrid, May 4. —In the lower house
of parliament yesterday Senor Canale
jas. 'feditor of the Heraldo, said it was
better to give Cuba independence than
to embark on a foreign war without
proper preparations. Sagasta declared
it was imperative that Spaniards show
themselves united. The republicans
and Carlists greeted Sagasta with an
gry denunciations, while the republic
ans and monarchists exchanged hot re
criminations. The heads of all politi
cal sections promised not to oppose any
measures the government required to
conduct the war.
Itttiuarliulile Kxliiltltlon of Skill in (tiimiery.
Fort Monroe, Va., May 4. —The ships
of the flying squadron at gun practice
yesterday showed phenomenal skill in
hitting the small boi-bing targets. The
i:;-inch guns of the Massachusetts and
the l!i-inch guns on the Texas swung
around at all sorts of remarkable an
gles and placed shot in and all around
their targets, while the smaller guns
I did equally good work. The eight
I s-inch guns of the Brooklyn proved
I veritable destroyers and the 5-inch
j rapid tire guns put shot after shot in
the small target. A noteworthy fea
ture was that every man at the guns
I ac'.ed as sighting gunner.
ELEVEN MAJOR GENERALS.
The rrexlilent Appoints a I.ong I.ist <*
Army Officers—Colonels Promoted to IM
Washington, Maj- s.—The president
yesterday sent these nominations tc.
To be major generals: Hrig. Gens.
Joseph C. Breckinridge, Elwell S. Otis,
John J. Coppinger, William R. Shafter,
W. M. Graham, James F. Wade, Ilenrj
C. Merriam; also James 11. Wilson, ot
Delaware; Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia,
Senator William J. Sewell, of New Jer
sey. and Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama.
Colonels to be brigadier generals
Thomas M. Anderson, Abraham K.
i Arnold, John S. Poland, John C. Hates,
| Andrew G. Hurt, Simon Snyder, Ham
I ilton S. Hawkins, Royal T. Frank, Ja
j cob F. Kent. Samuel S. Sumner, I*'ran
i eis L. Guenther, Guy V. Henry. John
I. Rodgers, Louis 11. Carpenter, Samuel
M. Voung, John M. Hacon and Edward
The senate in executive session eon
firmed all the nominations of major
generals which had been sent in by
Washington, May 7.—"Fighting .Toe''
Wheeler was the first of the major gen
erals of the volunteer army to be mus
tered in. The oath of office was ad
ministered to him at the war depart
ment Friday. (Jen. Wheeler was not
only the first major general to be mus
tered into the volunteer army, but he
was also the first ex-Confederate officer
to receive a commission in the military
service of the United States. Half an
hour later Gen. Fitzhugh Lee took the
oath of office.
A GORGEOUS CEREMONY.
New York Catholic* Celebrate the Anni
versary of Archbishop Corrljfan's Kleva
tion to the Kplscopate.
New York, -May 5.-—Not since the
laying of the corner-stone of St. Pat
rick's cathedral in 1800 has there been
a celebration among Roman Catholics
of this country equal in magnificence
to that begun yesterday to celebrate
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
elevation to the episcopate of Michael
Corrigan. A certificate of cancellation
for the debt of $:>00,000 on the Dun
woodie seminary, begun by the arch
bishop. was handed to him, it having
been raised by popular subscription.
The vestments of the clergy were made
of cloth of silver and embroidery of
gold, surpassing in magnificence the
remarkable vestments already at St.
Patrick's vestry, some of which cost
A grand banquet followed the pon
tificial mass, attended by 500 priests.
To-day there will be a service at the
cathedral by 6,000 children and to end
the celebration there will be a demon
stration in honor of the archbishop at
the Metropolitan opera house by the
S»*IIH<*U*HM and Cruel.
Washington. May o.—The officials of
the navy department from the secre
tary down are indignant at the stories
coming from San Francisco as authen
tic accounts of the engagement of Com
modore Dewey at Manila. One ill par
ticular excited indignation, that ascrib
ing to Admiral Kirkland, at Mare Isl
and, the receipt of a telegram from
Commodore Dewey describing the ter
rible mortality on his own fleet result
ing from the battle of Manila.
Capt. Crowninsheld, chief of the nav
igation bureau, says that it is utterly
impossible for news from the fleet to
come from any such source. Such dis
patches as that complained of are cruel
and inflict great misery upon the rela
tives of the brave sailors of this fleet,,
who are anxiously waiting to hear
May Increase the Number.
Washington. May <i.—lt is the under
standing at the war department that
the bill now pending in congress pro
viding for the enlistment of over 10,000
"immuncs" and a brigade of engineers
will be modified so as to leave it dis
cretionary with the president to re
cruit probably 15,000 men, made up of
such special classes as he may deem
best for the service. These classes it
is expected will include "immunes,"
signal corps, cowboy companies and
artillery and engineer regiments.
Special titiarcls for the A<|uetluct.
Albany. N. V., May 5. —Gov. 15lack
has authorized the aqueduct commis
sioners to appoint 100 special deputies
to guard the Croton aqueduct, so as
to prevent any attempts by Spanish
spies to blow up the same and cripple
the water supply of New York City,
A Itusli to Knllsr.
Key West, May 5. —The Cuban re
cruiting offices here are overwhelmed
with applicants for enlistment and it
is probable that close to 1,500 men will
be armed and ready for service under
the banners of Ciome/. before the end
of the week.