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gll GLE. I[ II M 1 :, ii ..... .'_2_:. NO. 51. , Lll i troopl ttr[ [MBArKil00. The 0zder for the Invasiaa of Cuba  Given Out by Secretary of War Alger. ALL IS STIR ^T Tiff M1LITkRY . Thh'ty Thou.slnd Soldiers Exp to Be every hat was (lofted and silence fell the Lioof tile ]loving n nd Inexorable ists, in conclusion, "'we are called upon Sent and Landed a,t Four Mo|ns OD,  i NobLilty and I,carnlng of the Land Sur- upon the bareheaded gathering. More to take a place in the worhl cerumen, Tribute of a Cltlzee Sldler to Those For the present the areement is Cnbao Coast--Other Troopsto Be]M[oved " Forward nd Hehi  lcserve for - rounded It or Asset, bled to Ilonor the llemory of the Illustrious Dead. LONDON, May 29.--More imposing ]pomp and ciremnstances have some- times surrounded the bier of a great inan, but there is a certain sublimity xboat the last honors paid William Ewart Gladstone which left a deeper impression tlmn the most elaborate panoply grief could prodflce. l:T, HON. WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE This official funerul, the first since that of Lord Pahnerstone. was ren- dered an imposing spectacle by the znagnifieence of the building in which it was solemnized. The coffin rested on an elevated bier, before" the Mtar, its plainness hidden beneath a pall of white and gold, embroidered with the text "Requiescat in pzce.'" In tiers of temporary seat iu the orth and south transepbs were assem- bled the members of the two houses (ff parliament, the mayors of principal cities, delegates frmn liberal organiza- tions and representatives of other civic and political organizations, while the long nave was crowded with thousands of men and women, among them beiug most of the calebrities in all branches of English life. I have been present at the burial of everal great men of this gcueration in ]England end Ameriga and other cOun- tries, but never at subh a Ceremonyas this. It was a celebration not a fun- eral. It was a victorious commemora- tion of the climax of a great career. I almost said there was nosadness. I saw no ear stmd at Gladstona's grave, yet there was no man more tenderly loved by all who hadthe privilege of lfis friendship. The moment appealed to other emo- tions than grief; it gave, instead, to everyone under th venerable roof a new meaning to the wordsin theburial service beginni:*g O death, where is thy sting, O grave, where Is thy victory? There was a certain triumphaut note: throughout the service which thrilled and inspired every imagination. It seemed singularly appropriate, though for what reason it would be difficult to explain, that this funeral without tears should also be without flowers. Tim grandeur and wealti of harmony--for never was hmnan being laid to re,st amid such glorious music--made a more "fitting accompaniment to the inspiring ceremony than ever the mot beautiful of blossoms. Yesterday's enrichment of the great- est treasare house.of the earttfs illus- trious dead was a splendid climax of the latest, greatest century of English's history. The simple ceremonies were all the more impressive beeaus'e they were devoid of imposing pomp, and all the more appropriate to the unostentatious old man wlmse emory is honored. In the center of Westminster hall a plain oak coffin lay on a severely plain dias, Not a flower or a bit of drap- "ing softened ts rigid outlines, lIuge wax candles flickered at each corner, and a brass cross stood" at the head. A folded pall lay at the foot of the coffin. Shhrtly after ten o'clock the pro, cession began to form. Therewas no Ins!gain of woe, but simply a lung file Great Britain's foremost men, clad in ordinary mourning costumes. First came the speaker of the house of commons in robes and Wig. lle was by a mace bearer, and fol- lowed by some 40 members of parlia- ment. Then came a group of privv and after the lord chancel- in flowing robes, pr6ceded by a mace bearer, an4 followed by.a uum- bar of peers and bishops, the latter wearing robes. - =- - Next were the membgrs of the late liberal ministry and representatives of roalties. Immediately in front of the cotfin teod the duke of Corm g , aught the Ike of Cambridge and the earl of representing tl m queen. Here and there were heralds with quaint feudal titles, suchas "red drag- "'blue mantle," etc., but their white wands alone distinguishe d from tlze othezs. lhe Pall-Bearers. " on the 6tlier side of the cofli were tim pall-bearers, the prince of the duke of York, the marquis of Salisbury, the earl of Rosebery: Mr. Al'thur J. Balfour, Sir William Vernou " Harcourt, the duke of Rutland tim '1 of Kimberly, Lord Rendcl and Mr. : Aimstead. coffin were the Gladstone ;, the sons young grandsons, pin-" bysieians and serv- than an hour before service.every place in the abbey except those assigned to the processionists was tarken. The en- tire congregation rose at 1C:15 when Mrs. Gladstone. supported by two of her sons, entered, and the same com- pliment was paid to the princess of Wales a few minutes later. It was by no means a weary wait for the arrival of the procession. For nearly an hour the great organ, supplemented by a large or- chestra, filled the grand old cloisters with Beethoven's magnificent funeral music. Four trombones placed far up in the triforium added a sad wail to the notes of the organ with an effect that was lmost weird. Then followed Schubert's and Beethoven's familiar funeral marches. By this time the head of the procession arrived, and those forming it slowly filed to their places. A great surpliced choir com- prising the wonderful boys' voices from St. Paul's and St. Margaret's as well as those of Westminister, entered sing- ing: "i Am the Resurrection and the Life." An Imposing Scene. The coffin was placed upon a tfigh catafalque under tie lantern in the center of the church, the pali-bearcrs remaining on each side. The lords, the members of the last Gladstone cabinet, and other high dignitaries, occupied the north transept immediately over- looking the central portion of the church. The mourners, including the family, sat in the center. Soon after 11 o'clock, when the chnrch was hushed to silence that was ahnost oppressive, the choir began to sing "Lord, Thou hast been our refuge," and never was cathedral music more sweetly or more impressively sung. As the "amen" died faintly away Dean Bradley, his spare, thin figure ahnos spiritual in Iris robes, read the lesson in a voice low and solemn, yet whicl carried with wonderful disLinctne to the farthest auditorium, and then uuhe the true solemnity and true pathos of that memorable hour. "Rock or Ages, Cleft For Me." It was a tribute which all could pay. Lords and commoners, judges, the clergy and all the assembly of the great men of England sang the favor- ite hymn of the m:n bhey mourned. They sang Rock of Ages as perhaps it never was sung before. The ma- jestic harmony rose in gathering volume- until the instrumental ac- companiment was unheard. It spread beyond the walls of tlie grand old ab- bey until the waiting thousauds out- side beard it. caught i  up and sent the sweet refrain echoing the neighboring street, it was appropriate, also, to tim next song, san by the choir and congregation as the body was being conveyed to the grave. Neuman's "Praise to the Holiest" was the hymn. Tim llrave, around which the nearest mourners now atlered. was in the very center of the north transept. It was at the foot of the statue of Mr. Gladstone's greatest rival, Lord Bea- consfield, and it seemed as if the mar- ble figure, which was in the attitude of looking into the grave, wore an expres- sion of scornful triumph. Mrs. Gladstone, leaning on the arm of her son, slowly followed the proces- sion. When "'Eartl to Earth" was re- cited and the body was slowly lowered into tim gave, then came the glorious reh'ain, sung with ahnost joyful voices, beginning: "'I heard a voice from Heav- en," and the most sorrowful moment seemed robbed of its sadness. The Lord's Frayer was chanted and spokenand the service closed with the reading of the collect by the archbishop of Canterbury. The most beantiful music of the service was the rendering of iIandel's "The ]dies Are Burid in Peace," which was followed by Strainer's grand Amen, which was sung by the choir before the archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the benedic- tion, and finally there was that splendid tribute in which all could join, the ]nighty voice of the assembled thou.. _sands once more drownin K the full or- gan, the blaring of trumpets and the clashing of cymbals with the hymn, "Oh, God, Our Itp in Ages Past:'! Then the funeral of the great En- glishman wa pat. LOSING MEN FROM DISEASE. Aguloaldo Beaches Cavlteie is Working Hard to Win Over the Insurgents to Side with the Americans. LO.DON, May 31.-- dispatch to the Daily Telegraph -from Manila, dated May" 2(. via Hong gong, says: The American war ships are still u the bay, except a couple of smaller ones, which arc being used on patrol duty outside. Rar-Admiral Dewey is losin men from disease almos daily. Smallpox and dysentery are said to be rife in tim American stuadron. Againaldo, the chief insurgent, reached Cavite from the interior, and soon after his arrival went on board one of the war ships. He ,is working hard to gain over the rebels to the side of the Americans, with a view to co- operation when Dewey reinforcemonts arrive. Ordered to Embark, NEW YORK..May 31.--The Tribune says that Gem Shafter. at Port Tampa, has received orders to embark his troops on transports awaiting them, and the ships will leav as soon as pos- sible for Cuba. Admiral Sampson's thee'but to ;, Finger of Fate -England and America One In Interest. WsnIOTO. May 30.--Hcm'y Nor- man, editor of tim London Daily Chron- Icle, whose letters from this city dur- ing the Venezuelan bouudury dispute attracted such widespread attention, ]s in Washington again as war corre- spondent of his paper. Last night he cabled the following to the Chroni- cle. and through his courtesy we are able to present the matter from this side: "Since my arrival I have sought dill- gefitly in all quarters for stone outline or suggestion of tide policey to be pur- sued by tlte United States in the im- medi:tte future. The result of the war is a foregoue conclusion. Each day's news has, therefore, only an incidental interest" But, wholly without inten- tion on the part of the adminstration, the country is rapidly approaching a sitaation where a decision more mo- mentous than any for a century past must be taken. The results of this decision will affect Euro- pean nations hardly less than America itself. Upon such matter I have been unwilling to say a word uutil con. v.inccd it was based upon solid facts. I have couvcrsed witlt almost every man, beginniug with the hizhest, whose authority will mold the issue, and with mny old friends and new acquaintances, representative of all shades of opinion. The inquiry has been like the search for a nectile in a haystack and I have now reached the conclusion that in this particular stack there zs no needle at all I mean that neither in the Whitettouse nor the state department is there any definite conviction or determination concerning the futm'e direction of the ] iuternatiomd policy with regard to] the disposal of those over-sea posses-] sions over which the American flag will be flying when the war is over. This may sound likes, hostile criticism. Nothing is furtlmr from my mind. The United States has drifted steadily towards its newfate, if the Maine had not been blown up war would not exist to-day. The neutrality of England forced Admiral Dewey's squadron to sea to smash the Sp.nish Asiatic squad- ron. and to seize Manila was his only course. This accomplished, it became instantly imperative to send himrein- forcements, and these had to be strong enough to defeat twenty Spanish regiments and occupy the principal islands. Tle same is true of the Atlantic. When war was declared it was believed that the insurgents were capable of taking the field against tim Spanish if supplied witi arms, ammunition and food. It is now known they are wholly incapa- hie of this, and the military authorities have become deeply averse to any co-operation with the insurgents, holding the view that the American army should act with complete inde- pendence, as to be h'ce to face what- ever occasmn may srise, after the Spanish are expelled. To President McKinley alone is due the escape of this country from the fatal blunder of recognizing the insurgents, as bellig- erents, and for this every thinking American to-day is profoundly grate- ful. Again, there was originally no intentiou of bombarding or seizing Porto Rico. Admiral Sampson's bom- bardment was a failure; it should have been sooner arid final, or not at all. That mistake is not to be repeated, and the second Spanish fleet wili not find a base there. Me-cover, nobodv could have fore- seen the extraordinary change of pub- lic opinion after Admit-at Dewey's vic- tory. Between April 30 and May 1 a revolution took place. On one day tile idea of keeping the Philippines had not occurred to anybody; on tize next, few people thought of giving them up. Now, also, it is appreciated that it is impossible to dispose of them to any other power without the gravest com- plications, while public sentiment is intoleraut of the idea of restoring them to Spanisi misrule. Thus in every direction events have movcd, and the administratiou has fol- lowed, la Ambassador tIay's words,it has been a ease of the imposition of in-" visible hands. The moving finger has written, and it cannot be lured back to "cancel half a line." The lUeStion is, wilt the United Statss, when peace is signed, withdraw within its old limits, abide by its old traditions and resist the temptation of empire; or will it accept boldly what the fortunes of war have brOught and turn its face towards a new destiny? The struggle will be long and bitter. The opponents of annexation urge that the constitution permits no terri- tory to be incorporated in the Union which cannot become a state. It is replied that America must no longer let George Washington do its tbinking for it. It is declared that the coun- try possesses no class of men capable of administering eastern coun- tries, and thai'these Will merely be- come the prey of professional p01i- ticians. Tim retort is that the neees. sity of finding such men will compel at last a complete reform of the diplo- matic and consular services: and thus deprive the politicians of their old spoils. "Why," ask the ones, "should we needlesl ourselves with Eu- the east- $ 'en{t?" surate with our numbers, our wealth, our strength and our future. Pre- cisely the same counsels of timidity and the same warning of disaster greeted every old accession of terrio tory, and to-day nobody would surreno dcr an inch.'" In view of this sharp dwsion of opinion, it is obvious the only states manship-like course of the president is to finish the war first and let the future take care of itself, lie would be abold or a reckless man who would veuturo to prophecy the outemne. Still, 2.600 men have gone to Manila, 5.000 are going in ten days, and more afterwards probably ttll 0,o 00 are there, and these troops are hardly sent merely to be recalled. Moreover. 1 have reason to believe it has been decided to enforce only a moderate revenue tariff upon the Phil- ippines, to which American goods will be subject like the goods of other na- tions, and this is already so great a de- parture from tradition as to render other departures less surprising. Cuba will be given every chauce of freedom, but if, aa may welt be, she lacks the elements of independence, she must become American. That Porto Rico will bc retained, I feel sure. Europe, therefore, needs to envisage a development of Americau policy, wifich will upset many calculations, and possibly radicMly modify bhe pres- ent balance of powcr. In all. this the relations of England and America are, of course, vitalty concerned, and with these I shall deal in another dispateb. NOT WITHOUT ITS PLEASURES. Some of the Diversions with lYhich Our Sailor Boys ]Vile Away the Tedium of Blockade Duty. KEY WEST, Fla., May 27.--Life on blockade duty has its bright as well as its dull sdc. While the large vessels Of the blockading fleet arc envied by the smaller craft, as they are likely to be "in at the death" in a naval battle, the boats of the Mosquito fleet are the only ones at present gettin he bene- fit of the sport attendant upon a sum- mer cruise in southern seas. The battleships dud crmsers stand too lfigh out of the water and the decks of the monitors lie too often buried under the waters to offer faciii- tins for bathing, tishin or shark shoot- ing, Tim" gunboats, yachts and dispatch boats, on tie Other hand, although wedded to a life of scouting, patrolling and coast surveying, are especially adapted by reason of their light draught aud low free board tofollow the chase after fish and fowl while ful- filliug the duties to which they are aa- sigued. Off I)ina key, commanding the en- trance to Cardenas harbor, lies a gun- boat placed there to prevent the escape of a couple el Spanish so-called gun- boats reported bottled up in the port. Tim consequent leisure afforded to its crew enables the men to spend the day shore shooting gulls and huuting eggs on the solitary reef, so thickly populated by eafowl of every descrip- tion. Beyond, under the lees of Point Icacos light, the rocks form a natural breakwater, which ran(lets bathing perfectly safe and secure from the un- welcome intrusion of sharks, which abound in Cuban waters. Off the Plays del Chive, to the east- ward of Morro estle, where the up, right plates o the City of Alexandria jutting out of the restless waves, in- voluntarily remind you of tb_c more re- cent wrecking in Havana harbor, the hungry sharks of the gulf seem to have establislmd their headquarters. A chunk of meat tossed overboard will brihg ,iree or four of these ravenous creatures to the urface, pre- senting an ample bull's-eye to the eager and alert officers, who pepper them with pistol and rifle shot. it is seldom that a shot buries itself iu any vulnerable part of the shark's anatomy, but it affords rare sport and offers an excellent opportunity for rifle practice and good marksmanship. Taken all in all, life on blockade duty has its joys and pleasures as well as its weariness and disappointments. THREE DARING SPANIARDS. Attempt to Blow Up the Mortar Battery Near Fort TayIor and Make ThoDr Escape. KEY WEST, Fla., May 30. --The three supposed Spaniards who tried to blow up the mortar battery near Fort Tay- lor, Thursday night, have not yet been captured. Capt. Merrill. commandant at the fortifications, had armed search parties out looking for them last night, and to-day the torpedo boat Porter has been scouting in the adjacent waters in search of them, but withm|t suc- cess.. They are thought either to have gotten safely off to Cuba, or to be in hiding on one of the neighboring, keys. Two of the suspects were seen driv-. ing along the beach road, near the fortifications Saturday afternoon. They were followed to the easters end of the island, where they were joined by a third mau. All boarded a rOWe boat and made for Smek island One, who is thoughtto be the leader, carried a riile, When last seen their boat was approacltng a sloop or schooner lying off Stock island. Yes- 1 boat were Who Eerved as Well as to Tbose Who Fen in Their Country's Cause. 1,VASI[INGTON. May 31.--The presi- dent wrote tim following letter exprcso in his regrets that he could not take part in the Memorial Day exercises at Gettysburg: EX lctV MANSION, ) VAItINGTON. May 1, i8 8. ( ltlr. Lou;s D. |Vine, of Commfttee 51emoriat Day E.rercises, G.$tgburg, 1338 : MY DEAn SIa-Engaements bre. the ao tre of which is well u'vlerto0.:l, li .peVel my taking par in th-.' M;mrial D.ty ccrCrfl0- nies at Ge! Vbllr thl year attcn lane , upou which, nnd'r ohr crurntano'e, would haY0 afforded mc a E pclal gratltletiom PI{ESIDAN'I? W[LLI.kM M'KINLE, Time only en'tnn:/s theltiUg Va, hlO &ld demonstrates anew the true significance of these inspiring patriot ic observance . Whatever may bcth:; ca:u'aeter of its tem- pnrary problem, this liberty-lovinI nation Is not au I never can he fortful of the imm )rtal heror of th' civil war. For those who SPvod as well a lh0e wh9 fell lit 0cttysburg--u0w so pcacefull an._l beautifully adornrd with the highest crettion of the sculptor's ad'--oar reuniteJ fellow-countrymn, withvut regarcl to locality, crce I or p.fliicui fitlL have an abld- in repect all:l th  zu cor,lhd es,qm. To-day tho:, wIo can'eald on thLs lltstorln fltdd llearty 5 yeltr: ago and their descendants are ltlnsterln:, under the sam9 tlttg, enthuMastic in their devotion to the ntio'a and wtllo ing u) make any sacrifice for its honor. ThE debt of gratitude which we ove tc the na- tion's dEfEuder.s cau never b ," completely repaid either by this or fuLure gen2rutlons: yet the ae- knowlem nz'. or this obligation each year. in wlr[oas f )rnl + an I in It multitude of places throu:'nou this bro :l land. puriflE our ideas cad brins u all n ;arer t ,g,3tllr in sympJ, thy Of sL'nLinl :US alld unity of purpo:.. No biLVl Cgu[d D3 more appt'0prlat t!lTl thS present t') ap)r.)/l ill a din spirit thesa sacred themes of the 1 ve of eountr and the rights of man. Generatloas come and go dud the iss.,el for wtiich they fought aud died SOOII pass into idstor-. But. the living prlnctpleso undertakin:s, worthily accomplished, for an ansEliih p'lrp '. abide forever and guide us be a nobler destiny and still greater achievc- m0ns its a nation. VEry sincerely y)urs, [Signed I "V II.L JAM MOKJ[NUzY. FLOWERS FOR DEAD HERgES. Observatlou of Decoration Day (teneral Throughout the Cooutry- Interest and EathusLtsm Gretly Revived. WASnlxo'rON. May 33.--The observ- ance.of Memorial day in Washington was even more geueral than usual, and[ the program'ne of the ceremonies at historic Arlington, the soldiers' home, and other cemeteries, whcre rest the soldier dead, were more elaborate than for many years. The serviec at Arlington were especially impressive. A large number of grand army psts assembled at their hea:hiurtr on 1 Pennsylv,mia avenue, at tm o'elo,aud headed by bands of music, mtreho4 up the avenu., p.tst th Whit lfoUsc to Seventeeuth street, thence down II street to Thirteenth, where trains were taken to Arlington, w]fi h was |'cached about 12 o'clock. IIcre the procession, which had been augmented by members of several other patriotic organizations, was reformed just south of the Arling- ton mansion, headed by the Fourth ar- tillery band. The procession marched to the tomb of the "Unknown Dead," -where a halt was made while the band played a dirge. Soon after it separated into detachments and proceeded with the decoration of the other grave The president, who left the Wltite lIousc at about 11:30. accompanied by Vice- President tlobart and Secretary and Mrs, Gage, arrived at about 13:30 o'clock and proceeded at once to the amphitheater, where timy were joined by the other distinguished guests. An elaborate programme was here carried out, of which the principal feature was a beautiful oration by Senator John M. Thurston. of Nebraska. Largest Ever Known There. CINCINN&TI, My 3t.Owing to the arrangements now in progress for the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic here next Sep- tember the loeaI posts are unusually active and gave the largest parade yesterday ever knowu here on Memorial dab.. Startiug a 9 a. m.. the line of lnat'e',t exteuded over th prlncipM streets and then special traims took all to Spring GrovJ cemetery. The division of the parade that was composed of thousands of stlhool chil- dren was avery pretty feature. Rain early in the morning threat- ened to interfere with the parade, but it cleared up in time for the demoa- stratlon, wifieh was the larges ever knows here. Imprenive Bur/I of the lhteh LEXIN(tTON, Ky., May 3t.--For the first time since the war the cowfeder ate veterans joined G. .- in observin confined to the one point that the com- mission shall be create.l, the tim and place for the commission to begin its work being left for future determina- tion, It is understood, however, that lure Emergencies. WASntXGTOX, May 31.The milifary invasion of Cub: has begun. Atan* early hour yesterday mornivg tle ,+ the first meet|ng will be held at Qua- trooi)s that had been gathered at the bee, probably dnrin the coming sum- gulf ports began to break camp and mar, The memberstiip of the eommis- march aboard transports waiting to sion will be determined by the exeeuo carry them to the euemy's tart|tory. tire branches of the two governments. About 25 of these ships, the biggest The discussions during the last week and fastest timt could be obtai have proceeded in a manner most saris- snitable for the purpose, had bee:n factory to all parties concerned, it be- gathered ready to receive the trod ing stated last night by those partial- They will accommodate about 30, paling that the spirit of good wilt was men, for, in a simrt voyage, like th marked throughout, The purpose was from one of the gulf ports to Cuba, it not t arrive at final conclusions, but is posMble with safety and comfort ather to pave the way for a commis- carry a much larger number of mn i sion which would effect tlt cgn21u- aboard ship than would be aAmissibte. sions by complete examinatiou of all in a cruise to tim Philippines, for in- the details of the several questions in- stance. volved, l"hese include the Behring llow many troops started yeaterda 7 sea, North Atlantic an l lake fisheries; morning; where ttev took shtp; where border immigration, |'eeiproeitv, miu- they are l)und, are questions whh:h ing regulatious iu the Kloudike and the directing spirits of the campaign British North American possessions, refuse positively to answer. Thiy i and also the dcterminatimi of the Alas- have no desire that the Spanish should kan boundary line. While these were have opportunity afforded them to gone over in tim conference just closed. gather forces to attack our soldiers as it was a preliminary discussion, dUd they htud. Therefore. nothing of the no dual areemat wa reached on any details of this first movement can be of t:te snbjets involved, learned. The expectation is th,t the eom:nis- sion will now accomplish this general work, offsettin eoacessious on one question by equal concessions on other subjects involve3. T.:)e ptrtieip- ring in the conference were Sir Julian Pauacefote. the British amb:tsstdor; Sir Louis Davies, the Canztdian minis- There is a suspicion that the start : will be made from Tampa and Mobile, and it is probable that. in such ease the fleets of transport will converg' at Key Wcs to ps uuder tln of the war ships wifieh Admir son has provided to inure the of the troops during the tar of marine; Ga. John W. Foster, special commissioner [n ch.rge of In- across the Flomda straitsand to im dian affairs, and Reciprocity Co.nmis- them against atack at the hauds of sioaer Kasou. some stray Spanish crniser or grad- Sit" Louis Davies left last uight for boat. Ottawa. The BritiMz ;mbassador will It is probable that there will be no less than four separate military e xpuli- forward the agrecm,'nt to the British fleas, and that these will b, laded a foreign o,Ttce, aml it is expected that four diffcrcn pints. Whether Porto wordwill be received as to tim ap- prowd of the imperiat anthorities in Rico is one of taesa points or not can- about a fortnight" After that tie com- not be learned. Beforethe entire force mmsioners will b, n:tm'd and th.e time which it is proposed to use ia Cuo:t ean and place of meeting defiuitely tiers. , be landed the transporLs must make mined upon. four separate voyaffes aeros th straits. . OUR STRONG RESERVE FORCE. Arranrements have been made tO ........... utilize the services of the insnrgents to Amerlc:t [ay lIave a Gl,tnt Task Before the htrgest possible extent. Her, but Cn Rely Cpon England Thcgovernment-already has sent ex- as a Beserve Force. peditions to a htrge uumber of points ", on the island dud landed arms for the LODOX, May31.--Tie Daily Chron insurgents. Most of the parties sue- icle, commenting upon the dispatl ot ceeded perfectly in their object, and it its Washington correspondent as tc was said at thewar department yest- the Canadian agreement, says: day that a su[tieient nnmber of t[b; in- "'The news that the agreement has :surgents have beenarmed to constitnte beeu signed will be received throa.,h* a very effective supp;.n-t for the troops out tlt country with keen pleusure as they land. and entire satishtctiou. The founds- A war couference was held at th tions have beeu laid and we are eou- White llouse at three o'clock yester- vinced that the fabric of Aaglo-Ameri. day afternoon between the president" can unity will reach its appropriate and his two war secreLaries Alger-dud -" crown." Long, and Maj.-Gen.-Mils in command With reference to the probability of of the army. + a protracted warfare, owing to the Vice:President llobart, wiio aeeom- weakness of the inhurgents in Cuba, panied the president to Artingm and the article continues: returned witi him to lunch, was pres- "The Umtcd Stat'.s must act as their eat a part of the timc, and eeretary own higit destiny bitl them at. If a Day, who had just returned to W policy of exp msion is forced ou Amer- ingtou, also dropped in dm'ing tlen- ira, it cann:t ba doubted that a perio2 ference. of great trial, perhaps of .prolonged After the enth'e situation, mtval and warfare, is before u,, We have mo military, had been gone over, S_a'- doubt whatever of her s'tc'. NJ tary Long=retired, and SecretargAl-. people of tougier grit ever fought ger and Gem Milca remained to diseaS$ foe their place in the world, but it will more in detail the military operatioaS greatly shorten and slm21ify their task, Naturally those who participated in assisting the work of civilization, it the conference observed strict raft-: they are assure4 that British diplo- eence regarding it. It was stated, mary and the British navy are acting however, in an authoritative qua, rter as their reserve force." that the discussiou had covered the e tire range of naval and military opera- . SEEKING RE[MBURSSIgNT. lions with particular view to the a- live movements about to begin. he Aeeount of States for ][olley D|s Gen. Miles brouJht wlth hial a baraed io It tls|al Voluuteer B0- : memorandum showing the exa dls- ginning to C:,m Is. position of the military forces now ooueentratedat vad, ious points through- WAm|z,-oo,May31.--Stte accounts out the comttry, with the num[r of for the expensesincideat the miu- men at Tampa dud other southern tenanee of troops raised by them under points ready for embarkation, lib also President McKtaley's first call, before made known that at one o'clock ycstcr- they were mustered into the service of day moruing, immediately following the government, are being received at the receipt of definite information the war department. Perplexing to the presence of the p:utlsh fleet a questions naturally will al'is in the Santiago, he had gouc to the war dle- adjustmcat of thes accounts, and |n partment and had isued telegraphic some cases considerable time may orders putting the troops in motion, elapse before nil the money expended and thus starting the forward move- by tl|e states is reimbursed to them. meat of the military arm of the serie. Gov Atkinson of Georgia was at the Further than this those attendilg war department yesterday in this con- the confereuee would not discuss their nection, aud saw a mzmber of the offi- plans. It was said at the war depart- rials. The governor was anxious to ment that the chief reliance wouht be secut an early reimbursement so as to placed at the outset on tim United be ready to raise the troops which will tates regulars, most of whom are can- be asked for under the president's see- tared in Florida, and such volnnteer end call, as the state deairc the money regiments as were thoroughly equipl4 now available for other pnrposes, and reasonably well seasoued for It is not likely, however, that such a service. .:: condition of affairs as exists in Georgia Although the officials will not stabs can be caused elsewhere, or, if they are how many troop are available for present in any other state, will result active ervice, it is roughly esLimated zn any great embarrssmut, as fifo that there are about 20,000 rcgular government willthenproeedtorecruit and 13.099 volunteers of regul in- for the new troops on its own responsi- fautry and 14 regiments of volunteea" bility, thus relieving the governors of cavalry, 12 battalions of artillery and this duty. five rgirnents of regular cavalry. The infantry force, regular and ,M. ]Four [ea Drowned. untcer, is about '38,0d0 men the v* DzaoIr, Mich., May 31.--.1 special ah'y about 4.o00, the artillery .aet to the Tribune from Manistique says: 1,200. How many of thse re bv( "A sailboat with 15 meu on board or will be dispatched to ay.given eaIsized yesterday near Seoul Cri x point m" to sevexal poiats is not dis - Point. Fear mea were drowud. 'closed, as that forms part of the set Their nam are unkuown. The wind campaign pla4s formulated the go* came from th0 nortttWe.st an4 wa eminent. blowing a gale. force are other Denial by Wa, of Pr|s. 91.