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VOL. LXXIII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1898. NO. 15. a SET UP A GOVERNMENT. FOR CUBA AND PORTO RICO. LOVE FOR AMERICANS, AgInaldo Cables the Protestation in Strongest Terms. Washington Authorities Sprinkle Sail Lavishly--The Assurance Came Tee SuddetHy and Without Known Provocation. NEW YORK, Sept. 19.--The following dispatch has been received at the office here of the Associated Press: MxN LX. Philippine Islands. Sept. 19.- The Filipino government desires to inform the American government and people that the many rumors circulated regarding the strained relations between the Filipino and AmeriCan forces are base. malicious slanders of the enemy to both parties, are without any truth, and are circulated for the pur- pose of prejudicing the appeal of the Fili- pinos for their release from the oppression and cruelty of Spain. "The relations of our people and yours have been and will continue to be of the most friendly nature, and we have with- drawn our forces from the suburbs of Ma- nila as an additional evidence of our con- fidence in the great American republic. L'AGL'INALDO." EXTENDS TO ALL LEADERS. Insurgentm Desire Relations of the Most Erlcndly Type. MANILA, Sept. 19.--As a result of the meetings of the national assembly of Filipinos thus far held in Malolos, there is now entire confidence in the Amer- ican government on the part of the in- surgent leaders• All the members of the assembly ex- hibit an earnest desire tlat the future relatons of the Filipinos with the Americans may be of the most friendly character. NOT LULLED BY IT. Officials Are Mindful of Important Facts In the Case. WAS]ttNOTON, Sept. 19. The officials at the state and war departments wel- comed the notice sent to the American people of the falsity of the stories de- scribing the friction between the Fili- pinos and the American forces in Luzoh. While the officials did not care to dis- cuss the matter for publication, it was evident that the main source of their satisfaction was the internal evidence contained in the document that Aguin- aldo had profited by the warnings of the American commanders and had gracefully receded from the arrogant attitude assumed by him just before Gen. Merritt left Manila for Paris. While there is little in the official records that tends to contradict what the insurgent chief says, still it must be recalled that both Gen. Otis and Ad- miral Dewey, in cable messages to Washington, have pointed out threaten- ing complications arising from the atti- tude of the insurgents. The last ad- vices were received at the war depart- -meat from Manila from Gem Otis Fri- day night, and while the officer referred to the agitation exhibited by the in- surgents, he took care to state that he had troops enough, in his opinion, to meet any emergency. With this statemen from the com- manding general on the scene of activ- ity fresh in mind, the war department explanation for the dispatch of fresh reinforcements for the American army at Manila, namely, that it is but part of a movement originally planned, appears to warrant a further inquiry. The navy department is rushing preparations for the start of the big battlehips Oregon and Iowa to ttonolulu, and orders have been sent to the New York navy yard to have them start on theirloog voyage by the end of the present month; and, according to the department calcula- tions, they should arrive at their des- tination by the end of January. There is little effort now made to conceal the fact that the department will have the ships met at Honolulu by a dispatch boat with orders to turn their prows westward to Manila. Battleships of this character are not needed to keep the Filipino insurgents in order, and their assembling at Ma- nila, in conjunction with the dispatch of heavy reinforcements of troops for the American land forces cannot but be regarded as significant. In well- informed circles here it is said that the real purpose of the president in making these preparations is to insure the peace commibsioners against any interference in their work of disposing of the future of the Philippine islands according to their best judgment. Not having dis closed his plans respecting the islands outside of Luzon. the seat of the capital of the group, the president still re- serves for the American peace commis- Jsioners the right to dispose of the re- mainder of the islands as they may deem best. EXAUTLY SUITS SPAIN. The Dons Delighted With the Disarm- ament Proposal. MADRID, Sept. ]9.--The queen regent has replied to the circular of Count Muravieff, the Russian foreign minis- er, proposing the reduction of the ex- cessive armament of the powers and the maintenance of real and lasting peace. Her majesty praises the czar's project and promises to send a delegate to the proposed disarmament con- ference. • HILARIOUSLY IAPP¥. Tennesseans Especially Gay Over the Ma- nila Order. SAN FRAnCisco, Sept. 19.--There was great Joy among the troops at the Pre- sidio when the official orders were re- ceived from Washington directing over 6,000 men now encamped there to pro- reed to Manila. The joy of the Ten- nesseans was particularly demonstra- tive, and there was a general feeling of mirth in evidence all day. The otber .is Were The was relaed a The Philippine Insurgents Under Age|- snide Inaugurate a National Assem- bly with Great Enthusiasm. Manila, Sept. 17.The Philiplue na- tional assembly was inatlgurated at Malolos Thursday with great enthusi- asm. Thel were thousands of vis- itors from the provinces and a great display was made. Aguinaldo, at nine o clcck in the morning, entered the hall of the convent recently occupied hy the Spanish local government. It is an extremely plain room. adorned 0nly with so, me religious pictures. The insurgent leader was in evening dress acording .o the Spanish cus- tom. Agulnaldo Received with Cheers--Cries of ..Viva America." Aguinnldo, who was received with cheers and also with eries of "Viva America" by the large crowd of na- tives inside and outside the hall, read a decree convening the members, who included several Spaniards. He next read a message eulogizing the army and thanldng the friendly natives which had set the historical example of liberty and had assisted a down- trodden race. Invoked the Spirit of Independence. Continuing, Aguinaldo urgently and eloquently exhorted the assembly to "follow the noblest principles" and in- voked the "spirits of the martyred 'ilipinos." The assembly then adjourned for the gay. Accused a Spanish Delegate of Attempting to Undermine the Constitution. A Spanish delegate suggested that business be resumed in the afternoon, but a Filipino objected and accused he Spaniard of attemvting to un- dermine the constitution. To this the paniard replied that he was a sincere republican and that his only desire was the welfare of the country. There- upon the Filipino apologized and the proceedings terminated. 1)urin the afternoon many Ameri- cans and Europeans arrived and Agui- ha]do was kept busy receiving visitors, including the American consul. Believes Their Freedom Attained, The correspondent had a private in- terview with A guinaldo, who is ex- tremely unwilling to compromise him- elf with the natives. He said that a majority of the Filipinos had been struggling for freedom fcr years and centuries, and that they now believe that object has been obtained. Knows Nothing of Autonomous Systems. Aguinaldo professed entire igncrance of the autonomous systems in vogue in the British colonies, of protectorates nnd of American state autonomy. He aid he was unad)le to understand the idea, and only understood "absolute independence." Personally, he be- lieved a protectorate for the Philip- pine islands was necessary, but he Ieared that the people ¢ould be disap- l)ointed in this. IIe had not studied political economy, and knew noth- ing about the various forms of govern- ment. He inquired whether Australia was an American colony, and said he had never heard of a Malay protecto- rate. Boastful Ignorance. Continuing, the insurgent leader said there was no need of protection for the Philippine islands, because the Filipinos were able to cope with any army. He admitted that he had never .een a foreign army, with the excep- tions of thd garrisons a Hong Kong and Singapore. and he had never seen these troops on parade. Agutnaldo declined to discuss the Americax army and protested his un- dying gratitude to the Americans. He said they had cme to the Philippines to fight the Spaniards only and, n()w that tl,.¢?J had finished the task, it was to be expected that they would re- *urn to America. He was nnwilling to i.elieve that the Americans would de- mand a reward for an act of humanity and he declined to admit the necessity of a qnid pro quo. GEN. TORAL BESIEGED. Riotous Pop.slav Demonstrations in Behalf of Returned Spanlsll Soldlen at Vise. Vise, Spain, Sept, 17.A crowd of about 700 people besieged the house of Gem Toral, demanding that the troops which arrived here from San- tiago de Guba, on board the Spanish steamer Leon XIII., be immediately landed. They proceeded to the quays cheering the troops, and were with difficulty dispersed by soldiers of tha garrison. Afterwards a crowd of 1,500 people returned to the quays and,when they saw the so!diers landing bare- footed and nearly naked, they became infuriated and surrounded Gen.Toral's house, hooting and hissing and ston- ing the building. Eventually, the Spanish general succeeded in escaping to the Leon XIII. On learning this the mob gathered on the dock and stoned the steamer for half an hour smashing the cabin windows. The Leon XIIL was obliged to leave the place where she was moored. Five steamers are ready to trans- port, the returning Spanish soldiers ad civil officers with the archives and mnnitions of war from Cuba, but it is believed it will take four months and cost 80,000,000 pesetas to bring the troops back to Spain. NINE WERE DROWNED. The Schooner Alice Johnson Sunk by a Col- lision with the Steamship Gloucester Off Martha's Vineyard. Boston, Sept. 17.--The steamship Gloucester. of the Merchants' and lin- crs' rransportation Co., which arrived here from Baltimore, reports that at 1:30 a. m. she collided with the Glou- cester echo0ner Alice Jordan, off Mar- tha's and nine of the Jor. crew drowned,# Seven of crew were here @n DRIFTING TO ANARCHY, Conditions in Cuba Demand He- roic Attontio Further Force of 40.000 American Troops to De Speedily Sent to the Island, First 10.OOO to Move Wlthhl TWO Weeks. LONDON. Sept. 20•--The Times this morning publishes a letter from a Ila- vaua correspondent, in which the writer points out that though, as in the mother country, there appears no dis- position among the Spaniards in Cuba to attempt a pronunciamento• the sol- diers and civilians alike having accepted the disaster and its consequences with a drear fatalistic calm. the island is fast drifting into a condition of anarchy. Insurgent bands, the correspondent says, are enjoying immunity in the commission of outrages and plunder- ing, and this is especially true in the western provinces, where the insur- gents bitterly complain that they have been abandoned by the Umted States, and being left utterly destitute can only save themselves from starvation by rapine. Without food. medicine and clothing, they are dying like flies, and unfortunately it is the best ele- ments among the insurgents that are suffering most severely. The Times. in an editorial, draws at- tention to the difficulties facing the Washington government and to the ad- visability that the peace conference be not unduly protracted. Stories of Anarchy. The correspondent relates terrible stories of anarchy, and says the Ameri- can government is apparently attempt- ing to suppress the truth. As an in- stance, he gives the following story, which he declares was suppressed by the censor at Key West: A band of insurgents attacked re- cently the Providencia sugar factory, near Gufnes, one of the richest in Cuba. The guerrilla force which the proprietor maintained to defend his property until the arrivaI of the Spanish troops, was obliged to surrender because the Span- ish troops now do nothing to suppress lawlessness. The insurgents invaded the inclosure, where they found a lot of reconcentrado They stripped the women naked, and placing them in line, fired from behind them at the guerrillas, thus making it impossible for the de- fenders to return the fire. The correspondent declares that the most terril)le and irremediable effect of the prolonged civil war in the island is the almo-t total destruction of the white population, which has left Cuba ahnost as black as Hayti. WILL HOLD THEM DOWN. Gagrisons for Cuba Will Move Within 1' lVeeks, and Rapidly. VAslIINGTO=% Sept. 19.--lt is the pres- ent intention of the administration to send to Cuba. as a garrison force for the island, about 40.000 troops, in addi- tion to the force now in Santiago under command of Gen. Lawton. The organizations which are to com- prise the Cuban garrison have not all been designated yet. but it is assured that at least half of them will be volun- teers. Within two weeks orders will be is. sued for the movement to Cuba of tim first 10.000 of the permanent garrison, and it is the expectation now that they will sail from the United States about October 10. These troops will be fol- lowed quickly by others until the entire force of 40.000 has been establishcd on the island. It is not the intention of the adminis- tration to await the evacuation of the island by the Spanish forces before sending United States troops to Cuba, as the indications now are that it may be several months before the Cuban commissioners complete their work. Quite naturally a considerable number of Spanish troops will remain on the island until the arrangements for the relinquishment of Spanish sovereignty over it formally have been concluded. The rainy season in Cuba is nearly at an end, and the most delightful season of the year on the island is about to be- gin. During the late fall and winter months the climate in Cuba is not only enjoyable, but healthful, and with such care as will be taken for the health and comfort of the American forces to be stationed in Cuba, the officials of the war department have no fear that seri- ous illness among the men will follow the occupation of the island• TH--00 tflleged That Agttlnaldo's Portion WaS Poisoned. MAII.A, Sept. 19.--The Republic:t Filipina asserts that an attempt was made to poison Aguinaldo on Friday night. A steward, it is alleKed , saw a Spanish prisoner who had been allowed his freedom make a movement which appeared like tampering with a bowl of soup intended for Aguinaldo, whereupon the steward tasted a spoon- ful of the soup and fell dead. Eleven Franciscan friars are alleged to have been engaged in the-conspiracy. The populace, it is further said, attempted to lynch all the Spanish prisoners, but Aguinaldo intervened. Confiscation of Cattle. tIAVANA, Sept. 19.--Capt.-Gen. Blanco has ordered that the confiscation of the few cattle remaining in the island shall be suspended in the Matanzas province, where it threatened to become a death blow to all possible work in the fields. The necessity that such steps be taken is imperative, the crops having been ruined or the work of gathering them delayed through lack of oxen. Hos- pitals are established on and to the &n Army of Seventy Thousand Being on- eentrated In Southern Camps for Oar- risen Duty In the Antille. Washington, Sept. 17.--The military nmvements are being directed rapidly towards the assembling of a large army in southern stations for the win- ter camps and preparatory to the mdi- tary occupation of Cuba and Porto Rico. Abont 70,000 troops are now lo- cated in the south and orders will be issued sending the First, Second, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Cavalry from l[on- taul i to southern stations. The Third cavalry already has gone south, and the First an([ Second infantry were Thursday afternoon ordered to Annts- ton. and" the Eighth and Sixteenth to Huntsville• This leaves the Seventh, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth in- fantry, the Second ¥ olunteer Englneers and comtmnies G, and H, Fourth Ar- tillery, at Montauk. Will be Ordered south In a Day or Two, Within a day or two these last re- taaitdng troops will be ordered south and Camp Wikoff will be no more. ]'he purpose is to establish winter camps between the Thirty-first and Thirty-fifth parallels. The major part of the army thus as- sembled is destined or service inCuba. with a much smaller force for Porte Rico, and a reserve iu the winter camps. :it is not the intention, how- ever, to send the army of occupation to Cuba until after the unhealthy flea- son has passed, and meanwhile the troops will be put in the best posble condition No Chane Will be Taken. On accOunt of tlw, desire of the war department that no chances shall be taken in the way of exposure of the troops to the dangers of the unhealthy reason, no impatience is felt on ac- iy season, no impatience is elt on ac- count of the rather slow progress of the work of the commission of evaca - tion at Itavana. Great satisfaction is epressed at the progress being made in Porto Rico, and the evacuation is expected to occur speedily, but in con- nection *.vith the oezupation of Porto Rieo the same anxiety as to tile health of the army is not felt, nor are there similar difficulties in eonneetion with establishing the government, Porto Rico becoming at once a part of the territory of the United States. Poulble Trnublo with Organized Insur. gents Not Taken Into Account, :in assembling and organizing the t,rmy for the occupation of Cuba the consideration of possible trouble with the organized insurgents is not being taken into serious account, The Ha- vana dispatches stating that there has developed ,t strong sentiment in favor of independence and opposition to an- nexation, coupled with hostility to- ward the United States, are read with rather an air of amusement by offi- cials of the administration, who sug- gest that it is absurd to give as a rea- son for hostility on the part of Cubans toward the United States that the Cu- bans are in favor of entire independ- ence. The purpose of the Cubans to es- tablish a stfible independent form of government is strictly in accordance with the terms of the president's proc- lamation, and, therefore, furnishes no reason for a feeling of hostility. CordLl Relations El.lit. All the information in the possession of the war department, it is said, in: dicates the most cordial relations and harmony of purpose between the Cu. bans and the representatives of this govern m en t. SPANISH EVACUATION. Formal Contraction of tits Slnish Lines in Porto Rico to Begin Within the Next Day or Two. San Juan, Island of Porto Rico, Sept. 15.--(Delayed in transmission.l--At their meeting to-day the Spanish evac- uation commissioners agreed to be- gin the formal withdrawal of their lines within t'o days. They will evacuate Lares, San Sebastian and Agualditla. in the northwest of the island, withdrawing towards the cap- ital. Under the armistice they could not withdraw their outposts without permission. Detachment of the Eleventh infantry will occupy this ter- ritory and raise the American flag. The abandonment of the other out- posts will follow. The Spanish commissioners nnder- stand perfectly that the evacuation of the islands must be in accordance with the terms of the protocol, as soon as transports can be secured. Trans- por.s from the fever-infected ports of Cuba can not. they say, be used to. convey uninfected troops from Porto Rico. The troops from Cuba and Por- to Rico are to be landed at differen ports in Spain. The Spanish authori- ties here can not control the trans- ports in this respect. They must await the pleasure of Madrid. Our commis- sioners realize the force ,t this argu- ment, and they are willing to make reasonable concessions. Were Warned in Time, Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, L. I., Sept, 17.--A severe rain storm set in here Thursday night and continued all night. The camp authorities had been warned of the approach of the storm, and were prepared for it.Every tent had been strengthened, and the storm did no damage to the camp. The Spanish Pmaee Commissioner& Madrid, Sept. 17.It is reported here that the Spanish peace commis sion will be compose5 of Senor Men- tero Rios, president of the senate; Se- nor Villarrutia, Gem Corero, Gem Az- carrag and Senor Urzais. But, it is added, further changes are possible. Left on Her First Trip. Detroit, Mich., Set. 17The steel steamer Troy, built by the New York THE CUBAN GARRISON, Sol'vice to Be Largely Inoreagod by Volunteers. Duratioe of Their Stay--Form of "Stable" Government Left Vlth Cubans--Limit of This Country's Purpose--The Last of Toral's Army. WASIIINGTON, Sept. 18.--It is not now expected that any more regular troops will be assigned to stations west of the Mississippi. The regulars now east of the Missis- sippi will be ordered to Alabama, Geor- gia and South Carolin, where they will be camped with volunteers. ThLs was tbe plan outlined to me this afternoon by Acting Secretary of War Meiklejohn. t is the result of th0 con- ference held yesterday betweeu Presi- dent McKinley, Secretary Meiklejohn and Gcn. Miles. Gem Miles has seemingly somewhat changed his plan, as he stated it to me recently, that half of the regulars at Montaul wouhl probably be assigned to posts we.st of the MississippL There will be, ou the contrary, practically only cue regiment put west of the MisSissippi, the Twenty-fourth In- fantry, which goes to Utah. for the Second and Ninth cavalry, now East. though they are ordered West, will be replaced by the Seventh ad Eighth cavalry, now stationed principally in Arizona, New Mexico and South Da- kota. Secretary Meiklejohn said the pur- pose now was for all the regiments in the East to go to Porto Rico and Cuba• It is not proposed to send more than a few. if any, regulars to Porto Rico. but the volunteer army to go to Cuba will be welt seasoned with them. The Cuban Garrison. There will. accordin to the present pan, be ertainly not less than 10:000 regulars sent to Cuba, the whole Cuban army of occupation, however, to consist of from 50,000 to 60,000 men. The regu- liars will remain there at least from sixty to niety days. The programme has progressed no further. Seeretary Meiklejohn said that this was absolute- ly the only subject discussed at the con- ferenee, and the volunteer regiments to be designated had not yet been touched upon, yet it is well understood that the Seventh Army Corps will go practically without being broken. The men are believed to be in good physical trim and well disciplined, and the adminis- tration is specially gratified at the fine condition to which Gem Lee has brought them. Gem Miles says that the 1%000 men liow in Porto Rico will be sufficient, and 20,000 are the most that is reckoned upon for Manila. The three additional regiments ordered in readiness several days ago for IIonolula will not be soon added to. Troops will be kept in Cuba until "v atable fm.m •' of government is estab- lished. The island will bc under mili- tary government until congress as- sembles and adjusts whatever changes in conditions there may be thought wise. • Can :Not Force the Form. As a legal proposition without pre- diction as to the policy of the admihis- tration, a high official stated to me this afternoon that this government could in no manner force any form of govern- ment upon Cuba. The problem is ex- plained to be that Cuba shall choose its own form of government, if only, ac- cording to the proclamation of the presi- dent. it shall be "a stabl form of gov- ernment." When it will have been established the military government o the United States will cease, and the troops be withdraw. This. it was considered by this high official, will be the work of sevcra months. Thus the present purpose is, first, the evacua- tion; second, for the restoration of or- der throughout the tland; third, for the acceptance or rejection by congress of whatever form of government may be agreed upon by Cuba• But it is not contemplated that any direction, either as to suffrage or otherwise, will be given by this government, except by way of suggestion. Meanwhile, the army of occupation will remain in Cuba• The basis on which tLe armies of oc. eupation will remain in Porto Rico and Manila are different from that of Cuba and different each from the other, and will be treated, therefore, from a dif- ferent view point. A Cease of Iteveng'e. LONDON, Sept. 19.--Davis Christie Murray publishes id the Morning Post a long story regarding the Dreyfus af- fair. The author vouches for thetruth of the story, but declares that he cau- not disclose the source from which tie obtained his information. The artich states, in effect, that Dreyfus was en- gaged as a spy in the employ of a secret department of the French army against those suspected of trafficking with Ger- many and other powers. His zeal, so the story goes, led him to become the victim of revenge on the part of Col. Henry, Comte Esterhazy and Col. Paty du Clam. who themselves wer con- cerned in treasonable practices. HAVOC BY RAINS. Texas Cotton Crop Heavily Damald by Excessive Downpour. HOUSTON. Tex., Sept. 18.--Copious, and in some cases excessive, rains have fallen all over the Texas cotton region. Fields are full of blooms and squares just forming, and the result will be that every one of these embryo bolls will rot and fall off. Besides, a great deal of open cotton will be stained and beaten the month. PATRIOTIC UTTERANCES. £ddrcss of Bartolomo Muse, Preaident14[ the Cuban Reptblle to the Army of Liberation. Washington, Sept. 17.Senor Qua, sada, of the Cuban junta, has received the following address to the Cuban army issued by President Masse of the Cuban republic: "To the army of the republic: "It is a pleasing duty which the gov- ernment conncil could not but fulfill which at the same time it deems as the highest gift of fortune, to an- nounce to the army of liberation the ending ot the struggle carried on in these hcretofore rich but now devas- tated fields, !efore all the world, be twecn dignity and injustice. ]No uestlon as to Whose is the Victory, "There is no need to say whose is the victory. Cuba, panoplied by a feeling of honor and the defense of rght, wa: aided in i(s weakness by the magnitude of the necessary sacrifice, and went into the struggle with the firm and serene resolution of one who faces death to conquer death itself, seeking refuge in immortalttythe stubborn resistance had to result in our complete destxuction or triumph. And as there remain Cubans in exist- ence, success can not belong to Spatn Spain's Utter Rumillation. "All the vigorous efforts of the na- tion that discovered this new world nd was its mistress, made during three years and a half of war, carrted on by combined arrogance and egot- ism, have not been sufficient to pre- vent the final effacement from this hemisphere of that grasping and proud people, to the eternal shame of its name and mater;al ruin of its pow- er, expiating finally its grave fault by such a heavy punishment. "Its honest and implacable Judge, was another nation--blessed by fate, youthful, pushing, generous, Just. The United States the Friend of the Dp- pressed. "The United States of North Ameri- (a, from the moment the ery of Febru- ary 24, was given, rse alarmed, cast- ing its eyes across the small sea which :,eparates us toward this bloody and agitated land. Moved by our eonvulo vions, the United States could not cone tinue t.) live the pleasant life which their prosperity guaranteed them, and which other countries, indifferent to our mlsforttmes have continued to live. The United States gave in their cities hospitalities to our people, iu their manufactories our rifles were made; from their shores came numer- ns expeditions; their press with im- mense and constant clamor called for justice, praising our' triumphs, publish- ins our sufferings, encouraging us with their sympathy and promise of help while it protested against and condemned the atrocities of Spain. Drove the Iafamo Weyler Out. Ameriean diplomacy drove the ino famous Weyler out and terminated he criminal policy of concentration; the United States have continued their great work of humanity and justice, sacrificing their own peace, offering heir own treasure and giving their own noble blood, constituting itself the executioner of their verdict by which the empire of Spain is forever extinguished in the Antilles and Cuba becomes sovereign in theenjoyment of her independence. ]Proud of Duty Done, "Every Cuban heart, ti,erefore, ino stead of bittern£ss and sorrow, must be proud of having done its duty and grateful to its protector. "And the army of the revolution hould also receive he congratulations of the rising repu/)lc; it deserves our boundless gratitude. The government council, therefore, salutes the Cuban soldier, who has been a model f ab- negation and heroism; it has shown a perseverance equal to its bravery. Will b Worthy of E[eelf. "The American people, our ally of yesterday, our host of to-day, our friend always, is contemplating Cuba and will witness our constitution. Let Cuba be worthy of herself, and she will be worthy of the f, iendship of the United States. The Cuban army will do its part; it has f.ught under the motto embodying our ideals eountry and liberty. We have at last a country, and will deserve liberty. Welther Interest Nor II[atred ]Prompted the War. "Our love for Cuba will cause ns to have little trouble in establishing a calm present harbinger of a prosper- ous future. Neither interest nor hatred were the motives which im- pelled us to this war. No one who gives up his home and suffers hard- ships avd misery is capable of such baseness. The Cuban flag so gallantly defended and stainless will not be in the hour of peace soiled with crime or violenee or revenge. The good judg- ment and magnanimity of the Cubans will gain for them the admiration of the world. They will deserve a place iu history for they will have seen their work accomplished and heir country redeemed and triumphant. The President. "BARTOLOMO MASO." Camaguay, September 1898. The Week's Fallare lew YOrk, Sept. 17.Failures for the week. 174 in the United States, gainst 204 last year; and 23inCanada, against 40 last year.__ Will Reume Duties Interrupted. by the Outbrk ol Hostnitit0 Washington, Sept. 17.The na- tional maritime quarantine service, which has been in operation at Mon- tauk Point since that place has been used I or camping purposes, has, in view of its prospective abandonment, been discontinued. Dr. W. F .Brunner (he yellow fever expert, who has been in charge, has been ordered by Su geon-General Wyman to preceded toHa- where the dut of marine SPANISH EVACUATION Of Cuba Seems to Be  LOng Way Off. Different in Porto Rico--There the Spallo ish Flag Will Soon Dlaappear--Bus* Incss Just Begot at 1Insane, Limit of Spanish Stay• IIAvAA. Sept. 18.--An official meet- ing of the Spanish commissioners of evacuation was held last night, to con- sider the form of evacuation hy the Spanish troois , and with the object of acquainting the Ameriean commission with the exact number and positions of the Spanish soldiers an4 the beat method of embarldng them. This afternoon there were sent on board the Resolute sealed documents, supposed to contain a statement of the results of last night's conference. It understood that it is proposed to start the evacuation from east to west, em- barking the troops at the ports of Gi- bara. Naevitas. Cienfuegos and Havana. The official statement of the number of Spanish soldiers in the island is said to place the aggregate at one hundred thousand, and it is understood that it is proposed that the men shall carry with them their arms. ammunition, material and equipments. It is estimated that the end of Feb- ruary will have come before the evacu- ation of the island is completed, as the soldiers must embark in Spanish ves- sels. It is suggested that this will be an advantage to both countries, the United States having an opportunity to acclimatize its meu during the winter months, as it is proposed that the Amgr- ican government shll land troops to cccupy each post simultaneously with its evacuation, leaving no post un- guarded at any time. tVITIIIN THREE WEEIK panish Flag Over Porto Rico Will Hav Vanished. Ss JA., Porto Rico, Sept. 18.--The preparatious for the embarkation of the Spanish troops are reported to be cou plete, although the American commis- sioners have not been officially advid to that effect. Two ships of the Compaaia Trans-At- lantica are expected to arrive here on the 26th inst. Five vessels will be re- quired to transport all the troops , with their luggage and the field artillery and equipments. The United States eommis,sioners have agreed that such troops as desire to re- main here may do so, and practically all the voluntee and some of the regu- lars, whose families and interests ave here, will remain. If the necessary ships were here the island would b evacuated and formally in our posses- sion within three days. The American "commissioners are highly gratified with the spirit shown by the Spaniards. The unexpected has happened. Where it  was expected that opposition and delay would be encoun- tered none has been found. In good faith the Spanish commissioners hav met the Americans and arranged with them the terms of evacuation. Our commissioners expect to see the American flag hoisted and the Spanish flag hauled down foreer within three weeks. MISS WINNIE DAVIS DEAD. Bereaved Mother Bearing the Alllletlla ¥1th Great Cal mnea. :ARRAOA=SETT Pizm R. L, Sept. I&-- Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of Mrs. Jefferson Davis died at noon today, st the Rockingham ttoteL to which place she came as a guest in the early part of the Pier's social son. She had been ilI for several weeks, and a fortnight ago her ailment was' diagnosed as malarial gastritis. At times her eondition became very serious, so that cousultations of physicians were\\; .qeemcd necessary, but fuent rallies g'ave renewed hope that she would ulti- maty, reeover. During the past week specially was her condition considered favorable, and it was thought that her removal from the hotel would be i- ble in a few days, as the hotel h  closed for the season, leaving the ps- tient and attendants practically alone in the house. Last night, however, a  relapse in Miss Davis' condition was % noticed and throughout the night she lost strength perceptibly. This morn- hag the physicians said that the end was not far off. and at noon death came to end the suffering which at times had been intense. - Mrs. Davis had watched unremit- tingly at her daughter's bedside, and she is now bwed with sorrow. The physicians of Mrs. Davis repot she is holding up with great calmness iu her affliction, and no fears are at prent entertained of her health yielding to the strain. A Touch of Discipline. of the SecOnd Immune Regient and Capt. Shalley of the Fifth Immumes against Sergt. Joseph W. tIensem of the August 2. THE ANARCiIIST PEST. The ltalian Government Propolea I natlonal Action. Ro.'L Sept. 18.The government has proposed to the powers that tional action be taken against isis. \\; An Intertmtlonl Gng.. Levee& Sept. gram's St. ] says he ascertained asain of the longed to went from