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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1898.
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REFUSES TO SURRENDER
Spanish Commander Will Not
Give Up Santiago.
BOMBARDMENT BEGINS TODAY
ForelRii CouMils AsU for Time to
fcate Xnn-CoinliatiuilH nntl hhafter
GruntK a Truce, IrovIilinir the
Siiiuilnnlh JIalie Xo Hostile Move
The Olllcial Corrcuponilencc.
'A Fourth of July council of war was
hold at the "War Department at -1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, when Secretary
Alger summoned the nation's military ad
visors about him.
$The conference was held in the office
of the Secretary of War and lasted two
""Among those present were Maj. Gen.
Miles, Adjt. Gen. Corbin, Commissary
General Eagan, Quartermaster General
Ludhtgton, Assistant Secretary of War
MeJklejohn and Gen. Greely, chief of the
The Santiago situation was reviewed in
detail and especial consideration was
given to the following dispatch from Gen.
Playa del Este. July J, 19S.
IUh. R. A. Alger, Secretary of War, Wasliirg-
Headquarters Fifth Array Corps, July 3.
The folkwiiiR is tin demand for the surrender
of the ehy of Santiago:
"Heodeuarterh U. S. Forces,
"Scar San Juan Juan River, Cuba,
"Jul 8. 1SS. :80 a. in.
Tfc the Commanding General of the Sjam-li
iareet, Santiago de Cuba.
".Sir- I sliall be obliged, unless jou surrender,
to hheil Santiapo de Cuba. Please inform the
dtMem of loreijm countries and all women and
ctgMren that tley tbould lane the cut before 10
o'clock tomorrow morning-. Tory reanectfulh,
)mr oHeJit servant. Y. R. SHAFTHR,
"Major General, L'. b. A."
FoHowihr is the Spanln replj:
"Santiapo de Cuba, 2 p. in.. July 3, 1S95.
"Ilis Eaeellenct, the general commanding loiecs
of V. S., San Juan River.
"Sr 1 haic the lionor to rcplj to yqur com
nmmoatiOn of trdaj, written at 8:30 a. m., and
received at 1 p. in., demanding the surrender
of tWs city; on the coutrary case aniuuncliiK
to me that you will bonritard this city, and that
1 aavfee the foreigners and women and children
that they tnt leso the city before 10 o'clock to
inerrw roeraing. It ie lav dut to m to jou that
tMs city will not turrender and that I will in
form the foreign consuls and inhabitants of the
contests cf your incfeage. Very Tcp.cthilh,
Commander in Cluef, Fouith Corps."
The British, Portuguese, Chine-e, and Nor
wpia oon-Hile hate come to im line with Col.
1 terse. Tins a if non-eomtiatants can occupy
the town of Cane and railroad points, and ask
until 10 o'clock cf the 5th instant before the
at is fired on. They claim that there are
lietween 15,000 and 20,000 many of them old
who wfl! leave. The ask if I can supply thtm
wfcfc food, wbteli I cannot do for want of Iran
Iortntion to Caney. winch is fifteen miles from
jay landing. Tie following is mj reph:
"Santiaso de Cula, July S, 1S8S.
"The Commanding General, Ppani-h" Forces.
!Sir tin consideration ot the request cf the
coBsals and officers in your city tor delay in
oanyicg out mj inUntion to fire on tlie city,
and in the interest of the poor women and chil
dren -who will suffer very greatli by their hasty
and enforced departure from the cm, 1 have the
honor to announce that I will delay such action
erfeb in tlietr interest until noon of the 5th,
pwiW during tho interval your forces make
no demonstration whatever upon thoc of my
own. I am, with great respect, jour obedient
"W. R. SHAFTER.
".Major General, U. S. A."
' SI1AITEH, Commanding.
The War Department thinks the fact is
evident from the above dispatches that
the Spaniards at Santiago, though beaten
already, will fight desperately until the
end, and the conference of yesterday was
called for the purpose of .making the
American situation safe.
Notwithstanding the joy and exultation
which was manifested at the War De
partment yesterday, the stern realities of
the moment were realized and steps were
begun to face them and conquer the situ
ation. A large force will be sent to Santiago as
soon as possible, as stated In The Times
yosterday morning. The victory over
Cervera has caused little, if any. change
in the general situation. The war will he
pushed with more vigor than ever, and
.the first step will be the re-enforcing of
The 1,700 men who were landed by the
Harvard on Sunday will assist in the at
tack anon the city, which will begin at
the expiration of the time I'mit today.
Four thousand troops have been sent from
Tampa, and they are expected to arrive
early Wednesday morning in time to see
the fall of the city.
Six thousand troops with the excep
tion of three battalions will leave camp
Alger immediately and go to Santiago by
way of Newport News and Charleston.
Gen. Guy V. Henry will command this
division and will leave with them. Gen.
Garretson's brigade will be sent. The i -tentlon
to have the transports now e-
Yes, you' a
like to go !
and enjoy yourself like
the rest are doing, but
3'ou haven't any thin :
clothes and are afraid of !
the heat. And yet ve
have suitable wear for !
.. hot weather for both :
.j. sexes suits so thinthat
' 3'ou will not feel the
! heat, and you need not
pay for them until you S
j can easily spare the
Wen's all-linen Crash
Suits, the l kind ....
Ladies' Crash Skirts. ..
Ladle Percale Waists
Mayer & Pettif,
AM1 71h St.
WII sell jou choicest lumher. etc..
for same money you pay elsewhere for
second grade. Llbbey & Co.
turning from Santiago carry an army of
re-enforcements to Gen. Shafter has not
been changed and unless conditions 'differ
they will embark troops for Santiago as
soon ab tltey return to America.
Gen. Miles has not given up hi? idea
of going to Santiago. He will leave with
in a few days and expects to be before
Santiago by next Monday.
KILLED A GENERAL.
Gen. Shafter Cable. That Mniiy
SiianIIi OSllctTH "Were Lont.
An official dispatch from Gen. Shatter
to Gen. Miles announces the killing of
one of the Spanish generals during the
action before Santiago. The name of the
officer was not given, but it is believed
here that he was Gen. Vera del Ray.
Gen. Shafter's dispatch follows:
"Headquarters Fifth Army Corps.
"Playa. del Estc, July 3, 1S3S.
"Gen. Miles, Washington:
"Killed a Spanish general in affair at
Commual and large number of officers
and men, who are still unburied. Gen.
Linares's arm was broken. My demand
for surrender of Santiago still being con
sidered by Spanish authorities. Pando
has arrived near break in railroad with
his advance. I think he will be stopped.
FIRST 27EWS OF VICTORY.
The Timet Curries the Tiding to
The first news of the destruction of the
entire fleet of Admiral Cervera by Admi
ral Sampson was imparted to Secretary
of State Day by a reporter for The Times.
Immediately after the official bulletin of
Admiral Sampson was given publicity, a
copy of the dispatch was handed the
Secretary of State by The Times. He had
not heard of the victory and nfter listen
ing to the reading of the dispatch wild to
"It lb miraculous. It is another Ma
Gen. Eagan, commissary general, was
also informed of the news first through
the medium of The TImos. He said:
"This victory shows that our bailors
and soldiers are not wooden men and
Europe will learn that lesson."
CERVERA FOR HOBSOW.
An Idea JVUnt Anneals Strongly to
The idea of exchanging Admiral Cerve
ra for Lieut. HobSOh Immensely tickles
the aerage naval and military officer.
It is premature yet to speculate on the '
possibility of such a proposition, but
since Admiral Sampson's remarkable vic
tory the War Department is In a position
to dictate the question of exchanging
Spain's idea of holding Lieut. Hobs-on
and his daring comrades until such a
time as thev might be exchanged for
some aluable Epanis-h prisoners has
been overwhelmingly justified by recent
Spain will now doubtless be willing to
treat promptly on the prisoner question,
and it is understood that the exchange of
Lieut. Hobson and his brave comrades
be accomplished, if pobslble, without de
lay. OFFICIALS TAKfTa REST.
The War Department Xearly Desert
ed Lust A'lKht.
Unusual quiet prevailed at the State,
War and Navy Department last night.
Adjt. Gen. Corbin's office was the only one
kept open after 6 o'clock.
Little news was expeceed from the
front. There can be no fighting until
noon today, whan the truce expires. If
the Spaniards decide that further resist
ance is useless they will probably not sur
render Santiago until the last minute.
There are conflicting opinions as to
whether the Spaniards will surrender or
light. The general belief prevails that
they will fight to' the last with savage
The work of preparing a complete offi
cial list of the killed and wounded Is be
ing hurried with all possILre naste. The
ofllcSal list of officers has been nearly
completed, and the list of privates is
PANDO LN THE BRUSH.
Column Huh. Xot Yet Reached
the City of Santiago.
Gen. Pando has -not yet reached Santiago
and it is not thought that he will succeed
in doing so. He will first have to pass
the Cubans under Gen. Garcia, who have
gone to intercept him.
Gen. Shafter, in one of his dispatches to
the department, stated yesterday that
Gen. Pando was still some distance away
and that he would not get into Santiago.
Late yesterday Gen. Miles received a
dispatch from Col. Wagner, who was
formerly chief of the Bureau of Military
Information at the War Department, giv
ing accurate Information as to the where
abouts of Gen. Pando. The dispatch
reads as follows:
Plain, near Santiago de Cuba, July 3.
Gen. Miles Wariiington, D. C:
Tando fix meters north with 5,000. Garcia op
poses with 3,000. Lav. ton can suppoit Gaicia and
prevent junction. WAGXEH,
Assistant Adjutant General.
GOING TO SANTIAGO.
Gen. Miles ScuiIh Compliments to
Gen. Miles made public his intention to
go to Santiago in the following congratu
latory -telegram which he sent .to Gen.
Shafter immediately after the receipt of
the message on Sunday nignt:
"Headquarters of the Army,
"Washington. D. C, July 3, 1S98.
"General Shafter, Playa del Este, Cuba.
"Accppt my hearty congratulations on
the record made of magnificent fortitude,
gallantry and sacrifice displayed In the
desperate fighUng of the troops before
Santiago. I realize the hardships, diffi
culties and sufferings, and am proud that
amid thoee terrible scenes the troops il
lustrated such fearless and patriotic de
votion to the welfare of our common coun
try and flag. Whatever the results to fol
low their unsurpassed deeds of valor, the
past is already a gratifying chapter of
history I expect to be with you within
one week with strong re-enforcementt.
"Major General Commanding."
The following reply -was received from
Gen. Shafter yesterdayr
"Playa. July 1, 1E9S.
"Major Gen. Nelson A. Miles, command
ing the Army of the United States,
"I thank you in the name of the gal
lant men I have the honor to command
for splendid tribute of praise which you
have accorded them. Your telegram will
be published at the head of the regiments
and this morning I feel that I am master
of the situation and can hold the enemy
for, any length of time. I am delighted
to know that you are coming, that you
may see for yourself the obstacles which
this army bad to overcome. My only re
gret is the great number of gallant souls
who have given their lives for our coun
try's cause. '
li in. stoclc boards, 111.50 1,000 ft.;
?13 for same quality everywhere else.
LATER REPORT BT WATSO
Cervera and Ilis Yesscl Surren
der to'liie Brooklyn.
SIX VESS3LS DESTROYED
SninpNon Iiciivcx AVnlHoii in Charge
"While He Pursues the Cristobal
Colon SrmiiiartlH Lose Three Hun
dred ami Fifty Killed and One
Hundred and Ma.ty Wounded,, ami
Sixteen Hunilred Prisoners.
Tho Navy Department, last night at
11:15, Issued the following bulletin uf a
dispatch from Commodore Watspn, con
taining a second account of the destruc
tion of Cervera's squadron:
"Playa del E&te, Cuba, July 3.
"Secretary Navy, Washington:
"July 3. At 9:30 a. m. today the Spanish
squadron, seven in all, including one gun
boat, came out of Santiago in column
and was totally destroyed within an' hour,
excepting Cristobal Colon, which was
chased forty-five miles to westward by
the commander-in-chief, Brooklyn, Ore
gon and Texas, surrendering to Brooklyn,
but was beached to prevent sinking.
"None of our officers or men was In
jured except on board 'the' Brooklyn. The
chief yeoman, Ellis, was killed- -ad one
"Admiral Cervera, all commanding offl-
The Spanish Commander of
Headquarters Fifth Army Corps, July 3.
t - - - Playa del Este, July 4. 1S9S.
Hon. R. A. Alger, 'Secretary of War, "Washington.
The following is!mydemand for the surrender of the citj of San
tiago: . Jj. -..-.! -.. - ,
i ,. ,. , "Headquarters U. S. Forces,
"Near San Juan River. Cuba,
"July 3, 1S9S,S:30 a. m.
"To the Commanding General o the Spanish forces, Santiago Tie Cu
ba. "Sir I shall be obliged, unless you surrender,-to shell Santiago tie
Cuba. Please inform thecitizens of foreign countries and all women
and children that they should leave the city before 10vo'clock tomoi row
morning. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
t ,.- VW. R. SHATTER.
"Major General, JJ. S. A."
Following is the Span'sh reply: ' -, -
"Santiago de Cuba, 2 p. m., July 3,aS9: ,
"His Excellency, the general, commanding forces of U. S., San Juan
"Sir I have the honor to reply to your communication of today,
written at 8:30 a. m. and received at 1 p. m., demanding the sur
render of this city, on the contrary case announcing to me that you w 11
bombard this city, and that I advise the foreigners and women and
children that they must leave the city before 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. It is my duty to say to you .that this city will not surrender and
that I will inform the foreign consuls and inhabitants of .the; contents
of your message. Very respectfully, JOSE TORAL,
"Commander in Chief, Fourth' Corps."
The British, Portuguese, Chinese and Norwegian consuls have come
to my line with Col. Dorst. They ask if non-combatants can occupy
the town of Caney and railroad points, and ask until 10 o'clock of the
5th instant before the city is fired on. They claim that there are
between 15,000 and" 26,do5 many of them oia who will leave?"They ask
if 1 can supply tfime with food, which I cannot do for want of trans
portation to Caney, which is fifteen miles from my landing. The fol
lowing is my reply:
"Santiago de Cuba, July 3, 1S98.
"The Commanding General, Spanish Forces.
'"Sir In consideration of the request of the consuls andjpfflcers in
your city for delay in carrying out my intention to fire; on the city
and in the interest of the poor women and children who will suffer very
greatly by their hasty and enforced departure from the city, I have
the honor to announce that'l will delay such action solely in their
interest until noon of "tneafn provided during the interval your forces
make no demonstration whatever
great respect, your obedient servant, W. R- SHAFTER,
, "Major General, U. S. A."
. -. ".. nnrtn llf11t TOotllCr
cers, excepting ol uiutuv,
officers, and 1.600 men are prisoners.
"i.bout X0 killed or drowned ,ana iw
,-ounded, latter cared for on Solace and
.,, Inst arrived oft
Marblchead to take charge while commander-in-chief
is looking out for Cris
tobal Colon. - "WATSON."
This dispatch seems conclusively to
show that Admiral Sampson took an ac
tive part in the battle'wlth Cervera, con
trary to the statements in some of the
newspaper dispatches. ,
It is alto evident that one of the squad
ron was saved to fly the American flag.
The Cristobal Colon is one of the new,
fine cruisers of the Vizcaya type".
The number of killed, wounded and
prisoners among the Spaniards in com
parison with the small American loss is
commented on again in the light of this
.dispatch. Naval officers 'say thai it Is 'one
of the Inexplicable things ofthiswan
Killed by LiKThlninvr.
Baltimore, July J. Two colored men
were killed and three others and two wo-.
men were seriously shocked by lightning
this afternoon at Round Bay, a pleas-
ure resort on the Annapolis andShpr.t
Short pieces Joint and studding, lc
foot, in 5, 6, 7 and 8-foot lengths.
PATRIOTISM AT KEY "WEST.
Eitt!uisiartic Cubans Hoist the
Key West, Fla., July 4. Ky West was
full of joy and patTrbtism to&ay. All the
ships in tho harbor are decorated. Cu
bans celebrated the day as their own na
tional holiday. f
At the San Carlos Opera House the Cu
bans hoisted the Amerlcah-nhg at G p. m.
and speeches In honor of the United
Sldues were made 'by Senor JPoyo, Cuban
delegate; Senor Gonzales nnd other mem
bers of the council of the president of the
Cuban revolutionary party.? The Cuban
band played many American national
airb. 3 4
THE STATEMENT DENIED.
False Representations 5 Denounced
lty German. A'ewsjlaiiers.
Berlin, July 4. The beml-officlal decla
ration denying the statement that Ger
many, France nnd Russian contemplate
summoning a congress of the powers
when the Spanish-American war is con
cluded was elicited by a dlBpateh to the
The North German Gazette 'publishes a
semi-official statement declaring that tlie
report Is absolutely unfounded. It says
It merely shows In what way the Berlin
representatives of the Associated Press
think fit by false tepresentations of the
policy of this country to awaken hostile
feeling In America towards Germany.
The Post joins in the denunciation of
'the Associated Press, whose erroneous
announcements may have evil conse
quences. DEATH- IN A CYCLONE.
Indits Capsize, Carrjinj? Down
Their I.lvlnsr Frli?iit.
Portsmouth, N. H., July 4. The most
terrible electrical storm and cyclone that
ever visited this section swept over here
at about 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, leav
ing death and destruction in its path. The
greatest destruction was af Hampton
Santiago Decides to Fight Till
unon those of my own. I. am
Beach, ten miles from here, where a danc
ing pavilion and thirty-sone other build
ings, mostly Summer , cottages, were
wrecked by lightning or were blown down
I by the wind hich also capsized two
small yachts off the beach, resulting in
ten deaths and over a score of wounded.
several of whom will probably die. The
MME. MOItA. an actrcsa of Xcw York, playing-
at the pailion.
JOIIX I'KUSSEY, of Bracd. Ihw;., killed by
being crushed in the fall Of the building.
OAIT. FRANK NUDDA, Hampton, drowned
bi the capsizing of a yacht, t1
"WALTER. HODGUEX, wife "-and child, Ken
finRton, X. 11., dronnetl.
MRS. AVJLLIAM DLAKC anil child, Kensing
ton, X. II , drowned.
EUGENE JANVRIN, Remington, drowned.
, JOHN LA5IPHREY, Kensington. X. II.,dravn-
It is impossible to.-secure a correct list
of the wounded tonights 7
A reproduction of the destruction of the
battleship Maine was ijrprogress at the
.pavilion when the storm struck the build
ing, which contained abjout 230 persons.
A part of the roof fell upon the assem
Mme. Mora was frightfully crushed.
Several other actors werelseA'erely hurt.
The drowned companion yachting par
ty. William Blake v,-athe only one
Among thought to be 'fatally injured is
Editor Wingate, of the Exeter, N. II.,
Gazette. He was at oneof the cottages.
Tho storm ruined the telegraph and
"teiop'hone systems in thL? vicinity and it
is impossible tonight td communicate w.th
Hampton by wire.
The -Heather LililC, & Co. Ha:
Partly cloudy; cooliotjtperly winds.
SAMPSON'S GLORIOUS PRESENT.
f He Sends Official News of the
The Navy Department at 12:45 yesterday afternoon posted the fol
"Off Santiago, July. 3, 3:15 p.m. The lleet under my command of
fers the nation as a Fpurth of July present the destruction of the'entlre
Spanish fleet. It attempted to escape at 9:30 this morning.
"At 2 the last ship, the Ciistobal Colon, had run ashore sixty miles
west of Santiago and hauled down her flag.
"The Vizcaya, Oquendo and Maria Theresa were forced ashore,
burned and blown up within twenty miles of Santiago- The Furor
and Pluton were destroyed within four miles of the fort.
"Our loss is one killed and two wounded. Enemy's loss amounted
to several hundred from gun fire and explosion. About 1,300 prison
ers taken, including- Gerverfu
"The man killed was George H- Ellis, yeoman of the Brooklyn.
Secretary Long at once sent the following telegram thanking Ad
miral Sampson and his men for their glorious victory.
"The Secretary of the Navy sends you and every officer and man
in your fleet, remembering equally your dead comrade, grateful ac
knowledment of your heroism and success. All honor to the
brave! You have maintained the glory of the American Navy.
The President sent, the following telegram to Admiral Sampson:
Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C-, July 4.
"Admiral Sampson, Playa del Este:
"You have the gratitude and congratulation of the whole American
people. Convey to your noble officers and crews, through whose valor
new honors have been added to the American Navy, the grateful and
appreciation of the Nation. WILLIAM. M'KINLEY."
OUR TROOPS REICH MWTE
The American Soldiers Received
SPAIN'S STRENGTH AT MANILA
Gen. AKUinaldo Informs Admiral
Dewey That There Are i!0,o0 Ef
fective Troop in the IMiHIpiiIrtcH
Capital Span IhIi Gunlioat Leyte
SurreiiderH Continuous I"Ig:UtIllK
Cavite, July 1, via Hong Kong, July 4.
The transport ships Australia, City of
,Pekin and the City of, Sydney, convoyed
by tho cruiser Charleston, arrived here
yesterday with aU-ell on board. The
cruiser Baltimore met the vessels at
Cape Engano and piloted them here. As
they entered the bay and came up to the
American warships they were greeted en
thusiastically by the officers and men.
The troops were overjoyed that their long
voyage from San Francisco was ended.
They were in good condition, despite the
fact that they were poorly equipped for
service In the tropics.
In accordance with instructions received
prior to sailing-the convoy went to Gua
jan, capital of the Ladrone Islands, for
the purpose of taking possession of the
place. They arrived there on June 20. Tha
Charleston entered the harbor of San
Luis Dapra and shelled the old fort of
Santa Cruz. No reply, was made to the
On the following day Gen. Marina, the
governor of the islands, his secretary,
the port captain Lieut. Guiterrez, Ser
geant Romelo, two lieutenants and fifty
four solders surrendered. They gave up
four Spanish flags, fifty-four Mauser ri
fles, fifty-four Remingtons and 10,000
rounds of ammunition.
All the prisoners were brought here on
board the Charleston. Not a single able
bodied Spaniard now remains in Guajan.
The wives of the prisoners were left be
hind. The native civil government of the isl-
HEAVY SPANISH LOSSES.
Gen. Shafter Reports a Large Number of Officers and
"Playa del Este, July 3, 1S9S.
"Gen, Miles, Washington:
"Headquarters Fifth Army Corps.
"Killed a Spanish general in affair af. Commual and a large "num
ber of officers and men, who are still unburied. Gen. Linares's arm was
broken. My demand for surrender of Santiago still being considered
by Spanish authorities. Pando has arrived near break in railroad with
his advance. I think ha will be stopped.
ands was not disturbed by the Americans.
Private Ellas Hutchln&on, of Company
M, Second Oregon Regiment, died of peri
tonitis on the voyage and was buried at
sea. Admiral Dewey visited Gen. Ander
son as soon as the transports arrived and
discussed the situation with him.
Both are desirous of getting to work
as soon as possible. They have not de
cided as yet, however, whether to attack
Manila forthwith or to await the arrival
of the transports bringing the next bri
gade, which is due here in two weeks.
Admiral Dewey and General Anderson
landed at Cavite today and met Emello
Aguinaldo, who declared that he was will
ing to ufae his forces in conjunction with
the American troops. He. however, is
evidently suspicious that the United
States means to annex the islands, where-
!?S.5) 1,000 ft. for common IiiinnlN
You have to pay $10 everywhere else.
Destruction of Cervera's Fleet.
as he wants to establi&h their Independ
ence. Aguinaldo says that the Spaniards have
between 10,000 and 20,000 effective troops
in Manila. He is pressing them hard.
His forces surround the city on the land
side and fighting with the Spaniards Is
of daily occurrence.
A hard fight occurred yesterday, which
resulted in the insurgents capturing a
water battery on the outskirts of Manila.
The fighting continues today and the
cannonading can be plainly heard aboard
the troopships. The Speniards are using
eight-Inch Krupp guns. The smoke of
many fires in the vicinity of the city is
Gen. Anderson has selected a place near
the Cavite arsenHl as the site for his
camp. The troops are now making prep
arations to go ashore. They are all anx
ious to leae the transrorcs on which
they have spent so many days.
The men belonging to Admiral Dewey's
sutmdron are enjoying fine health, and are
eager to have another engagement with
the enemy. The Spanish gunboat Leyte
surrendered to Admiral Dewey day be
fore yesterday. She had ieen lying in
the river -to the north of the city for a
long time, but her position there finally
became untenable. Strong rorces of in
surgents continually beset her. They held
the country thereabouts and prevented
the men on the ship from getting any
Finally, with their food almost exhaust
ed and their ammunition nearly used up,
the commander of the Leyte determined
to turn his ship over to Admiral Dewey
to prevent it from falling into the hands
of ithe Insurgents. When the vessel was
surrendered both officers and crew -were
In an almost starving condition.
The German, French ana British war
ships are still here, watching the course
of events. Two of the German vessels
are anchored opposite Corregidor Island.
SOUTH: AMERICAN HEVOETJTTON'
Troops "Will Be Alile to Snhrtne the
'Montevideo, July 4 A revolution in1
favor of ex-President Herara broke out
at daybreak today. The movement Is
headed by Gens. Estevan and Garcia.
The government has prepared for the
outbreak, and soon had two artillery regl-
ments firing upon the rebels in the
squares of the city. Many of the rebels
have been killed. From present indi
cations the government troops will be
able to suppress the outbreak.
The people generally support President
FOTJKTH OF JULY CELEBRATED.
The American Legation at Caracas
IIonorM Independence IJny.
Caracas, July 4. A reception was given
today at the American legation in honor
of the Fourth of July. Among those pres
ent were the representatives of the for
eign powers with -the exception of Senor
de Castro, the Spanish minister, who was
President Andrade will tomorrow, on
the occasion of the anniversary of Vene
zuelan independence. Issue a proclama
tion declaring that peace be re-established
throughout the country awrt granting
amnesty to all political offenders.
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THE LATE SPANISH FLEET
A Graphic Description of Its
MADE A BREAK FOR LIBERTY
A nunnlntr Sea. FIkM, In IVliIeh the
American Have All the Hest of It
The Gloucester Covers Herelf
"With Glory Admiral Cervera it
Off Santiago, July 3. The Spanish
squadron commanded by Admiral Cer
vera, which caused so much anxiety to
the American Government until it was
bottled up In the harbor of Santiago, at
tempted this morning to escape the fate
which awaited it if it remained in the
harbor. The fact that the Spanish ad
miral took such desperate chances indi
cates that the fall of the city is immi
nent. Had he remained his vessels, most
likely, would have fallen into the hands
of the Americans, and it was this con
tingency that he determined. If possible,
At 3:40 o'clock this morning watehful
eyes on the American vessels blockading
Santiago saw the torpedo boats Furor and
Pluton coming out of the mouth of the
harbor. Clofce behind them followed the
Almirante Oquendo, Vizcaya. Reina Ma
ria Theresa and Cristobal Colon. Immedi
ately after leaving the harbor the ar
mored vessels turned" westward and pro
ceeded at a high rate of speed, while the
f torpedo boats made straight for the
Brooklyn, Commodore Schley's flagship.
Meanwhile the American ships were not
idle. The Spaniards had hardly left the
harbor before & heavy Are was opened
upon them and several of the Americans
started in pursuit. As the torpedo boats
started for the Brooklyn the Gloucester,
commanded by Capt. Walnwright. which
was lying close by, started far tha two
much-dreaded little boats, tiring upon
them as they advanced.
Meanwhile the Texas, Iowa, Oregon,
Indiana and Brooklyn, were in hot pursuit
of the trig Spanish ship. The Vizcaya and
Reina Maria Theresa were hit repeatedly,
but continued to lire and run. In a sherc
time the Almirante Oquendo. instead ot
holding her course, put her helm up and
headed In for the beach, her commander
having apparently concluded that It was
impossible for him to escape and that he
would destroy his vessel before letting the
Americans capture her. She was run
ashore at a point, about eight miles ties
of Santiago. Almost immediately the
Reina Maria Theresa followed the Almi
rante Oquendo, going ashore scarcely a
quarter of a mile from where the latter
took the beach. Shortly after they went
ashore fire broke out upon them and
soon they were wrapped In flames. In tha
meantime their crews had got ashore.
The Vizcaya kept on for two miles far
ther and she. too, started for the shore.
Almost as soon as she grounded there was
a terrific explosion aboard of her, her
commander evidently having determined
to blow her up to prevent her being cap
tured by the Americans. The Americans
now devoted all their attention to the
Cristobal Colon, which, apparently unin
jured by the American fire, steamed ahead
of all the Americans with the exception
of the Gloucester.
The latter vessel meanwhile had un
aided destroyed both the riutfon and Fu
ror. Of the sixty men who were on the
Pluton twenty eseaped ashore and kxter
wcce taken prisoners. Lieut. "Wood, in a
small boat, rescued six men from the Fu
ror and captured her colors. Three hun
dred prisoners were- 'captured on the
beach, including' Axlmiral Cervera and ttoe
members of his sitaff. He. and his cap
tains were taken m board the Gloucester.
The wounded prisoners were also taken
aboard the Gloucester. The staughter on
the -torpedo boats hod been frightful.
As Admiral Cervera went aboard the
Gloucester, Capt. "Walnwright shook him
by the hand and congratulated htm upon
having made a most gallant fight, when
he placed his private cabin at the admi
ral's disposal, and he and his staff retired
The crew of the Gloucester dressed the
wounds of the Spaniards and procured
food for them. They were all half
Admiral Sampson, on the rragshlp New
York, had gone to Saboney for a confer
ence with Gen. Shatter, but he returned In
time to join in the chase o 'the Cristobal
The morning was calm and beautiful
and the whole engagement could be seen
by those aboard the warships.
The beach is now strewn ror miles with
half-burned lifeboats and debris of all
kinds, among which are many corpses.
The hospital ship Solace has been, order
ed from Guantanamo to care for the
wounded. Just after the action, a war
ship flying the Austrian colors appeared
off Santiago. Seeing the Spanish ships
on fire she promptly put to sea.
Huge beacons have been burning at
Santiago for the past two nights, and it
is surmised that they had something to
do with the Austrian warship
The pursuit of the Cristobal Colon was
kept up until about 2 o'clock in the after
noon. She was the fastest vessel of the
Spnnish squadron, and would probably
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