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Glorious Fourth of July News Comes From Santiago
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ALL THE SPANISH SHIPS EXCEPT ONE
WERE RUN UPON THE BEACH AND BURNED
Shafter Demands the immediate Surrender of the City and
Believes the Enemy Will Capitulate
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Washington July 4Glorious news
from Cuba affords the American peo
ple special cause for celebration on
this the nations holiday Admiral
Sampson has accomplished the work
which he was directed to perform when
he left Key West for the coast of
Cuba He was ordered to find and
destroy Cerveras fleet Several weeks
ago Commodore Schley located the fleet
in the bay of Santiago Yesterday
after being bottled helpless in the
harbor for weeks the fleet was
destroyed Nothing now remains of
the Spanish squadron but shattered
and burning hulks
In addition to this splendid work ac
complished by Admiral Sampson Gen
eral Shafter in command of the land
forces before Santiago had so far
progressed in the carrying out of his
plans for the reduction of the city that
at a030 yesterday morning he de
manded the immedate surrender of the
Spanish forces At 330 yesterday
afternoon General Shatters demands
had not been complied with so far as
was officially known That the de
mand will be complied with however
General Shafter fully believes and
that the stars and stripes will on this
Fourth of July be raised over the
former capital of Cuba is regarded as
practically certain
THE GLORIOUS NEWS
Shortly after 12 oclock this morning
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Allen
left the White House hastily and go
ing directly to the department posted
the following on the bulletin board
It is reported on what is believed
to be reliable authority that Admiral
Sampsons fleet today engaged the
fleet of Admiral Cervera and entirely
destroyed It
Playa del Este July 3Siboney i
office confirms the statement that all
the Spanish fleet except one warship
were destroyed and are burning on the
beach It was witnessed by Captain
Smith who told the operator No doubt
of Its correctness ALLEN
Signal Officer
Playa del Este July IThe destruc
tion of Cerveras fleet is confirmed
Signed ALLEN
Lieutenant Colonel
General Shafter telegraphs
Playa del Este July j Early this 1 I
for the immediate I
morning I sent a demand
mediate surrender of Santiago threat j
ening to bombard the city I believe I I
the place will be surrendered
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CONFERENCE HELD
The information contained above was i
received early in the evening but it
was not announced officially until sev I
eral hours later As a result of its re
ceipt however a conference of iromi I
nent officials was held at the White
House Immediately Those present at j
the conference besides the president f
were Vice President Hobart Secretary j
Day Secretary Long Secretary Alger j
1 Postmaster r General Smith General
> Miles Adjutant General Corbin Gen 11
eral Guy V Henry and Senator Hanna
The information was discussed in all I
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WHAT IT MEANS
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ter and Lieutenant Colonel Allen was
received with intense satisfaction It
was taken to indicate not only that Ad
l miral Sampson had accomplished mag
nificently the task to which he had
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been set but it was clearly proved that
General Shafter was in a much stron I
ger poiiton than the war officials had
been led to believe One of the officials 1
who attended the conference said nt
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I ter the news had been officially an
nouncd that the victory materially
I modified the seriousness of the situa
I tion The destruction of the fleet
which was not confirmed until a few
I minutes before the nSTs was given to
i the public removed by far the most
j serious obstruction toward the capture
j of Santiago by th land forces
f j During the almost continuous con
r I flict of Friday and Saturday reports
i show that the Spanish fleet did awful
i i execution by shelling the American
troops It is regarded as unlikely that
I I with the fleet lying in the bay General
I Shafters forces would have been able
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CLEAR FIELD FOR SHAFTER
After the reduction and capture of I
the outer defenses of the city by Gen
eral Shatter it became necessary that
I i Admiral Cerveras fleet be eliminatd
1 from the equation Its elimination was
J executed by Admiral Sampson thus
i leaving the way open for the continued f
i I advance of Shafters troops upon the
cityDetails I
j i Details of the destruction of Cerve
I ras fleet have not been received at this
i i writing by either the war or navy de
partments Whether Sampsons ships
i entered the harbor acfi there attacked
rand annihilated the Spanish squadron
or whether Cervera made a desperate I
i i dash past the sunken Merrhnac to tie
j ucean beyond in the hope that he I
I might be able to save at least a part 1 j
j i of his fleet has not been officially re
ported I
I Adjutant General Corbin voiced the i I
j feelings of every one of the officials
when he said I dont care how the
fleet was destroyed It was destroyed I
That is enough for me It is great
news for the Fourth of July I
The fleet of Admiral Cervera was one I
of the finest Spain possessed Four of
I the vessels the Almirante Oquendo the
I Maria Theresa the Vizcaya and the
i i Cristobol Colon were modern armored
cruisers of the first class Of the re
j maining vessels of the fleet the Furor
and i Terror were torpedo boat destroy
ers and the Seina Mercedes was an old
vessel that was sunk a short time ago
II by a shell from Admiral Sampsons
fleet The Terror was not with the I
fleet at Santiago but is supposed to I
be at San Juan Porto Rico undergo
I ing repairs made necessary by an en
counter with the St Paul a few days
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In addition to the above mentioned I
vessels there were two torpedo boats
and a collier in the Spanish fleet origi
nally Whether the collier was at San I
tiago or not is not known
MURDERER SURRENDERS I
Sheriff Took Him Out In a Boat to I
Prevent Lynching
Jackson Miss July 3John Hen I
dricks a farm hand who shot Farmer
Lail to death Friday cut Mrs Lalls I
throat and then compelled Miss Lail
to wash the blood from his hands gave
himself up today He had been hiding
in the woods since the crime The
sheriff took him out on the river In I
a skiff to prevent mob violence and 1
when the 11 oclock train arrived they
boarded it for St Louis I
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Spanish Steamer e Damaged
Cadiz July IThe Spanish steamer I
Alfonso XIII at this port from Porto
Rico reports that a fire broke out in
her hold 1 and caused damage before
the flames were subdued by flooding I
the hold inj I
The Alfonso XIII is the vessel which
has figured prominently in carrying i
supplies to the Porto Ricans
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I > Hongkong July 4 The United States dispatch boat t Zafiro which left Cavite t
f 5 Manila harbor July Ir has arrived here f
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and Australia convoyed by the Charleston arrived at Cavite June 30 having taken the
Ladrone Islands on the way and having left men there i
Y The Spanish governor and other officials captured were brought to Cavite
+ I The United States troops commenced to disembark at Cavite on July 1 i
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GO U ENT AT LONDON
Both Armies Receive Prabc For
Their Valor
SPIRIT OF BAL b KLA V A
SHOWN BY THE BOUGH RIDERS
AT SAN JUAN
Story of the Battle Sends a Thrill of
Pride Throughout the AngloSax
on WorldSuggested That Spain
Might Now Sue For Peace On Hon
orable Terms
London July 4Thc Daily Graphic
in its editorial observes The signal
gallantry and devotion displayed by
both Spaniards and Americans sends a
thrill of pride throughout the Anglo
Saxon world The story of the splendid
manner in which the rough riders ear
ned San Juan Is instinctive with the in
domitable spirit of Balaklava
The Dally Graphic says however
that the blunder lies deeper than any
mere temporary miscalculation a d
ing that the Americans cast their net
too widely as it might have been bet
ter to have left Santiago and Manila
alone and to have concentrated their
efforts upon Havana I
The Times this morning discussing
the fighting at El Caney says Both
sides have shown courage of a very
high order and it Is hard to say
whether the splendid dash and bravery
of the American advance in the teeth
of a galling fire or the stubborn tenac
ity of the Spanish defense is the more
admirable
Both sides have learned to appre
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I ciate the splendid military qualities of
their adversaries
i It is a pity that enemies who have
I shown themselves such worthy foe
I men in the field cannot see their wJly
I to save bloodshed by coming immeai i
i l ately to an arrangement on a peaceful
I basisThe
+ The Spaniards have vindicated their
I honor and if they were wise they
would now prove their common sense
by offering terms to their opponents
I terms which if they were reasonable
would almost certainly be discussed in
I a generous spirit
The editorials in the Daily Graphic
and Times fairly represent the opinions
I of the London newspapers There is
no word of blame but rather unstinted
1 admiration for General Shatters brav
ery yet America finds Santiago a
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tougher task than she anticipated
I Spain it Is suggested might now sue
r for peace on honorable terms but it is
not thought she is likely to do so
The Standard says On the whole
I while we cannot express too highly our
family pride in the gallant bearing of
the American troops it appears to us
I that the prospect bore the United
States is one sufficiently onerous to
II make this a moment when a wise ap
proach on the part of Spain toward
I peace on reasonable terms oughtto be
received with much alacrity by Presi
I dent McKinley Why wait till suffer
ing has hardened the hearts gf the
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Americans and strengthened the na
tions resolve
The Daily News remarks The pres
ent Fourth of July willbe memorable
Even this seems to be tending to a
fulfillment of the remarkable prophecy
t Captain Mahan made in 1890 that when
the United States once began to busy
itself with the affairs of the world it
I Britain would stretch out its hands to Great
COLONEL WICKOFFs RECORD I
Distinguished Army Officer Who Was
Killed at Santiago
Omaha Neb July 3 Among both army
men and civilians here the expressions of
regret at the death of Colonel Wokoff are
general He was courteous and unassum
ing His army record shows years of ar
duous service
He was born in Pennsylvania March S
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PAGE astir
Drawn Battle at Santiago
American Troops Entered Santiago
PAGE TWO
Fight at Manzanillo
Spanish Story of Battle
PAGE THREE
I The Heroes of the Twentyfourth
Battle at Caney
PAGE FOUR
Editorial
PAGE FIVE
Ashes of Empire
PAGE SIX
The Victoria Mine
I New Fourth of July
PAGE SEVEN
In Hallway Circles
Fraternal Societies
Gold From Klondike
PAGE EIGHT
Salt Lake Celebrates the Victory
The Short Line Boys Win
Recruits For Battery C
Attractions Today
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1837 and had he lived he would not have
been retired until 1901 He was appointed
to the regular army from civil life He
enlisted in the late war of the rebellion
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as a private In company H First Penn
sylvania infantry and was discharged
I soon after and commissioned first lieuten
ant of the Fifteenth Infantry He was
made a captain Aug 15 1854 and trans
I fered to the Twentyfourth Infantry in
September 1SGG and to the Eleventh In
April 1SC9 He was promoted to major of
I the Fourteenth Infantry Dec 8 1886 lieu
tenant colonel of the Nineteenth Infantry
in 1S91 and was recently commissioned
colonel and assigned to the Twentysecond
infantry and was included with the regi
ment when It was ordered south from
Fort Brooke just previous to the break
ing out of the war Aside from these pro
motions in the ordinary course of army
life he was brevetted captain In April
1863 for gallant and meritorIous service
Ithe I battle pf Shiloh and honored in April
1S6 for gallant and meritorious service
I In the battle of Chicakamauga and Mis
sionary Ridge
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ENTERED SANTIAGO ANDI
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Second Days Battle Brought Fresh Victories to
Shafters Army
SHAFTER BELIEVES SURRENDER
WILL NOT BE MUCH LONGER DELAYED j
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List of the Killed and WoundedCaptain Morrison Among
the DeadLieutenant Colonel Liscuni Wounded J
Copyright 1S9S by the Associated Press
Siboney Cuba Saturday July 2 1
pm by the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dauntless via Port An
tonio and Kingston Sunday July 3
250 pm the fighting on the right
of our line this afternoon developed
unexpected and for some hours almost
as severe firing as yesterday Friday
when General Lawton was assaulting
El Caney
The Spanish made an attack in force
on our position pouring in volley after
volley in quick succession and with
remarkable regularity Our return
fire was certainly effective and con
tinued strong after the Spanish volleys
had become rarer and less heavy
Meanwhile the batteries on Grimes
hill kept booming away at the middle
of the enemys line materially aiding
the flanking movement The shelling
from the Spanish fleet was less active
and apparently gave our left but lit
tle concern
LAWTON INTKB CITY
At this hour a report has Jist
reached here that General Lawton
aided by fresher regiments sent him
early in the afternoon has turned the
enemys left and has troops already in
the city where almost a handtohand
encounter is going on in the streets
The situation when the Associated
Press correspondent left the front as
shown in an earlier dispatch was such
that the capture of the city tonight
Saturday would not be surprising al
though General Shafter himself when
the correspondent left him three hours
ago did not expect it
General Shafter however sent word
this afternoon to General Calixto Gar
cia that the surrender of the city
would not be long delayed
AMERICAN LOSSES
A conservative estimate by army
mennot officialis that our casual
ties during yesterdays fighting were
nearly if not quite a thousand about
15 per cent of which were deaths
Todays casualties on the American
side were much lower because our
troops had been well intrenched the
night before
The following is the latest list of the
casualties in the battle before Santi
ago so far as obtainable
KILLED
Captain Morrison company K Six
teenth infantry
Second Lieutenant Benchley com
pany E Sixth infantry
John Butler private company E
Sixth volunteers It
Henry Anderson sergeant company
A First cavalrv
Second Lieutenant Saeton company
A Thirteenth infantry
Captain W E Brum Tenth infantry
Lieutenant McCorkle Twentyfifth
infantry
Wass battery A Second artillery
McCoy battery A Second artil
ler r
Wagner battery E Second artil
lery A H Underwood batfery A Second
artillery
James Hollon battery A Second
artillery
Lieutenant W E Stripp Tenth cav
alry brigade quartermaster on Gen
eral Youngs staff
Lieutenant Colonel John M Hamil
ton Ninth cavalry
Major A A G Force First cavalry
First Lieutenant D W Smith I
Tenth cavalry
Second Lieutenant Slunnis Michie
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Michie of Nest Point
WOUNDED
Captain M Jeffery of the volunteers
shot through the hip
Adjutant G L Mills adjutant gen
eral Second brigade cavalry division
shot through the head
Lieutenant Colonel John H Patter
son Twentysecond infantry
Mason Mitchell company R rough
riders right shoulder injured
Sergeant Samuel Devon arm frac
tured
Trooper Long shot through the leg
Lieutenant Joseph Armstrong cav
alry
Captain Rodman Twentieth in
fantry neck and shoulder
Lieutenant Colonel Haskell Seven
teenth infantry
Captain Bloxham Sixth cavalry in
I the leg
Captain Brereton Twentyfourth in
fantry slightly wounded in leftleg
Lieutenant Colonel Worth
Captain Macfarlane Sixteenth in
fantry slightly in leg
Captain Dodge Twentyfourth in j
fantry
Lieutenant Turman Sixth infantry
fatally in spine
Lieutenant R9bertson Sixth infantry
below heart in left leg right leg frac 4
tured by third bullet j
Lieutenant Purdy Sixth infantry 1
through the thigh
Major Mont Tenth cavalry in the
groin 1
Lieutenant Seaborn Eighth in r
fantry
Lieutenant Wood Ninth cavalry in
mouth 1
E J Carroll Second Massachusetts a
B Blackmore Second Massachusetts I
Revere Second Massachusetts s
Short Second Massachusetts
Fred Junske Seventh cavalry in S
head
Sergeant Bite battery A iSecond ar J
ti lerr
Sergeant Cornfield battery A Second j
artillery i
Corporal Keane battery A Second ar
tillery t
Boor battery A Second artil 5
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Lieutenant Horace Devereaux troop
K rough riders through arm
Jacob Pauster troop H Third cav
alry in head 1
F R McDonald rough riders in the I 1
head
Wagner company F Thirteenth 3 ij
infantry in the leg
Charles Johns company B Fourth
infantry hurt by bursting of shell J
A Dorcutt Sixteenth Infantry in the
arm
Jacob Kuhlen Second infantry shot >
twice Sn right of chest and left leg
E H Erstein Second infantry J
E F Thro in the throat 1J
John Bonner Third infantry in right
side a
Captain George K Hunter Third J1
cavalry in right leg J
Major H W Vossells commanding 1
Third cavalry in the neck 1
Captain George A Dodd Third cav 1
airy in the forehead
First Lieutenant O D Meyer Third
cavalry in the hip and groIn f
First Lieutenant Arthur Thayer
Third cavalry in right hip f
Second Lieutenant J T Conrad Third
cavalry in the ankle
Colonel Cy A Wintoff severely
wounded and probably fatally 55
Captain Kavanaugh Thirteenth in
fantry in left hip
Captain Farsey Sixth infantry In the
leg Lieutenant W C Short Sixth cav
alry in right arm and shoulder
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carroll
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