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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C. TuESDAY,_JULY 12,18
NO BATTLE YET AT SANTIACO
OPIOSINU FORoMS STILL RE3TINO ON
Negoilations for Surrender of City Uonitin
ued-Linares Seeking to save His Army
from Captu+e, mit to This Shafter
Will Not Agree.
Washington, July 9.--The reat
battle expected today did not take
place, although the armistice expired
at n->on, with the forces on both sides l
at Santiago lined up for battlo. The l
reason was that the Spanish com
mander, who had boon in correspon
dence by telegraph with his home t
government, was seeking to make I
terms with General Shafter by which t
he might save his army flom cap- 1
ture. He was willing to give up s
Santiago without resistance if al
lowed to rett o it with all his men and i
arms across the island, but this idea 1
was not entertained for a nomnt by tI
our government. On the contrary,
every effort will be put forth to seal v
up.all avenues of escape from Santi- U
ago and to compel the final surren- c
der of the Spanish army. To have
allowed them to make their way un
molested into the interior would have i
amounted simply to reinforcing the i
garrison of Havana by these thous- a
ands of trained soldiers, who had I
proven their courage in the fighting t
in the trenches. On the other hand, il
to compel their surrender it is be- t
lieved will certainly produce an onor
mous moral effect both in Havana b
and in Spain itself, and thus tend to
the early conclusion of the war.
Secretary Alger and AdjutantGon- a
ral Corbin were in communication
ith General Shafter at Santiago it
during the day. Both officials, how- r
ever, declined positively to give out t
for publication any dispatches relat- |
ing to the negotiations that are go- |1
ing on between General Shafter and t
General Linares, or to confirm any |
of the exciting rumors that wvere fly- 0
ng through the corridors all day. i(
Nevertheless, it was evident from |;
heir manner that a crisis had boon g
cached, so far as Santiago was con
erned, and that as matters stood at
he close of the day there was no A
eason to be dissatisfied with the
utlook. It is known that General
hafter has lost nothing by the ar
istico; his men are rested, the coim
issary improved, the roads have e
een cleared and his artillery is now if
most completely placed in a most r
ective manner. None of these it
ings existed at the beginning of f
e armistice. On the other hand, L
oe Spanish forces have largely di- (1
inished their slender stock of pr~o- |0
sions and have steadily lost in con- |
dence. As soon as they are con - |1
need that they wvill be humanely I
eated and fed and will not be sub- |I
eto inhumane treatment (anid
- .*a department proposes that a
*p(h)l be thus protected), it is t
2e.ited there will be many deosor. ii
nsefrom the Spanish lines. |
There is the strongest indisposi-|s
on on the part of the strategists to|
tertain favorab)ly the proposition|1
id to be under consideration mit I
drid looking to an armistice of |t
days in orde.r to consider terms |
peace. They b)elieve that the '
ited States has everything to loso
nothing to gain iby accepting a
ba proposition. During that
Camara's squadron might find
? lodgement in some strongly for- I
.' coast town like Ferrol and thus
e Watson's pursuit.
miral Sampson contributed
- fur'ther anring the day to
4t dispatch announcing tIhe
saving the Spanish
aria Teresa and Viz
phie difficulties have
,~ ai~i 1ed, but it is not bn
>th as been anything onf
,rtagee t~ the admiral to chron -
aval befloials feel that anotheor
ige inay have to be made in thmo
ke-up of the Eastern squadroni,
.ich is te strike a blow against the
banish coast, as the battleship Iowat
.uffered sonic har(1 knocks during the
recent naval battle with Coervera's
aquadron, and it may be necessary to
ibstituto one of the other hatt.lesh i]N,
* ading repairs on the Iowa. No de
ion on the change has boon reached
;hus far, as the department has u t
'eceived. the report showing the exact
soudition of our ships after the battle.
In the meantime, the Associated Press
uterview with Captain Robley Evans,
>f the Iowa, leads the naval officials
.o believe that the Iowa will require
ionsiderable overhauling before she
8 ready for a trip across the ocean.
'ceording to Captain Evans' story of
he battle, the Iowa was struck twice
)y Spanish shells, and one shell ox.
)loded, while the other is embedded,
mexploded, near the water line of
he ship. This last shot may prove
roublesome, as an unexploded shell
lear the water line is not a desirable
djunct to a battleship. From the
ight manner in which Captain EvanR
peaks of the damage, it is not r,
arded as very serious by the officials
tere, yet it is probably enough to
:eep the Iowa from accompanying
he Eastern squadron to the coast of
'pain. A decision as to whether she
eill be withdrawn will not be made
tntil the report is recived on the
ondition of the ship.
Either the Massachusetts or the
ndiana wil be substituted for tl o
owa, if it be found necessary to
2ake a change. Either of them is
a formidable as the Iowa. Their
Dur large guns are of the 13 inch
ype, while those of the Iowa are'12
4cb. In other respects, their bat
sries are similar to the Iowa's. They
re commonly regarded as 'rather
etter seagoing ships than the Iowa.
The department has not decided to
zcrease the number of Watson's
hips, as has been reported, as it is
alt that the list announced yesterday
1 quite ample to take care of Ad
iiral Camara's squadron now re
1rning hastily to protect the coast
f Spain. Camara's only armored
hips are the Pelayo and Carlos V,
ue former of 9,900 and the latter
,000 tons. They are outranked in
very point by the ships of the Amer
)an squadron-armor, armament,
peed, size and number of guns and
THIE FIKr IREADY FOR THE FIRAX.
rana and Other Ordnance supplIe , with
Very Slight Exceptions, Received and the
Men Eager to Uo to the Front.
" [Special News and Courier.]
Chickamauga Park, July 8.-The
quipnent of the 1st South Carolina
i practically completed. All the
amaining ordnance supplies came
i today, with exception of pistols
)r the non-commissioned staff and
and. The only things that we are
eficient in now are blue shirts and
few coats and leggings. These
411l probably be furnished in a few
ays, and1 then for Cuba and the
aughty dons. All the men of the
st are daily practicing at the range.
bhey are all good shots. Cot. Al
ton and Major Stokes went down
a try their marksmanship, and both
cquitted themselves with credit.
'he drill in the manual of arms is
till the principal part of ou~r work.
)ress parade yesterday afternoon,
nder arms, was pronouncedi remark.
ble by military men, in that it was
he first day that the gunn were
Lsed. The Minnesota oflicers came
ver in a body last night with their
landl and a splendid quartetto and
erenaded hiendquarters. "Dixi,"~
'YankeeoDoodle," "TheoStar Spangled
lanner" and "America" were played
emid loud applause. Clog dancing
mnd jokes followed later in the even
Col. Bobleter and in fact all the
dlinnesota officers are very popular
vith the South Carolinians. They
re our next door neighborA.
Private Busby, who was reported
s killed in Chattanooga, is still ab
ent without leave. No one seems to
mow where he is, though his death
~ould not be confirmed. Tho*abson
eos since pay day are gradually
~oming b)ack to their duty.
FRANK 0. JOM~PKINs.
How It will Stand.
.If the war with Spain lasts much
onger it will stand:
No more Spain
Upon the man.
The balance of ou
Hats, Ladies' Oxfords,
In this deparment
bargains ever offered t
$6.00 Suits cut to $4.50.
' $8.50 Suits cut to $6.50.
$11.50 Suits cut to $8.75.
Watch our Clot
values in higher grade
we will sell for much le
ture. We have
Big Lot af C
From 50 cts. to $6
lower than they have e
The balance of our
at reduced prices.
Our entire stock of
closed out, ranging in I
Our entite stock of
Good Sheeting, 31 cts.
Good Shirting Prints, 3 cts.
This sale means spot cash
we will save you money.
The Newberry 4
TIIE IATTLE OF SANTIAGO. ATTENT
An Interesin g Incident Ra.ited by a Arrangements fni
Wouinded Offcer. .le. Ando
Tampa, Flia., July (i.-Tho stoam- The followin
ship Mascot to arrived here tonight tion to the Son
with a number of those wounded Pt rate veterans,
the battle of Santiago. Among them coming reunior
was Capt ain J. B. Keorr, second squad received:
Sixth cavalry. His loft arm is i'i a Charleston,
sling, as a Santiago memento. He Generals oidor
tells a graphic story of the bravery I. The fol
of the American soldiers who forced for the South
the Spanish trenches in the face of announced for
a seathing fire, lie gave the loss Iunion, which w
of officers as forty' per cent, of the 24th, 1898.
total, and stated that whenever a HI. It hns
man exposed himself wearing shoul-, cable to adopt
der straps he was shot down by the' transportation,
Spanish sharp shooters at a mile have to gather
and1 a half as though he wore but that ' IIH. A Hii
many rods. South Carolir
The negro troops who wvent over secured, in the
there are said to have foughit like site the Passei
demons, and being ini front woero cut Union Depot.
down as if a mowing machine had1( by the Hendqu:
been run through their ranks. The This will be i
use of the Springlield rifles by the South Carolin
volunteers with tihe common powder union.
wvas the cause of munch American All comrade:
loss, as it constantly betrayed their register.
position to thle enomy. T1he volunr- IV. It was
teers' and artillery fire attracted a a Hotel for th
shower of lead wvhich app)arenltly the South Car<
camne from a clear sky, as the Span- ikng are conven
iards fought from behind deoop tren- tors, and have
chos and used smokeless powder. tention to me:
Tfheir weoll directed volleys were re- CJarolino Divis
markably effetive and covered tihe Hotel WVeinr
field with dlead and wvound1ed. Th'le near Post 00h
forts were wvell protected anmd strong- Albion Hto
ly fortified. Captain Knrr estimates near' Post 0111
the loss at 1,500O on each sidoe. Hie Talamadge H
anticipates tile capture of the city near Post OLli
even in the face of tile Pando re. Davis Houi
inforcements, but thinks it will be near Post Ofli
somewhlat delayed. Atlanta w
LO(,i ArtLiaI.Ti,, crowded andt
Saves nine. I ighes' Tonic (new in- nitending wvill
w)oved, taste pleasant) taken in earlytgeowre
)pin g and I"all prevent,s Chills, Decn- aetwrt
guom andl Malarial 1Fevcrs. Acts on the their boardi in
lver, tone up5ll the systeml. Better L,ban V. On the
quininoe. Giuaranteed, try It. At,.*
dIruggaists. 60am. and $1 .00 bottles. Lain the Ainditorin
r Spring Clothing, Straw
etc.,. muo. be closed out.
we will show the biggest
.o the trade.
iing Window for great
suits and odd pants that
ss than cost to manufac
that we will make prices
ver been sold for before.
Straw Hats to be closed
Ladies' Oxford Ties to be
)rice from 37cts. to $2.00. .
Dry Goods must be closed
Checked Homespun, 3 cts.
Heavy cottonades, 10 cts. Regu
lar price, 15 cts.
to every one. Come to see us and
slothes Furnisher and Shoe Dealer.
[ON VETERANS. will be accomdation and meals for
the touth Carolina l)l;- such as cannot find placos in the
ineed for Atlanta. cit.y.
VI. The Division and Brigade
g circular of inforina- -ommnnandcrs and their Staffs will
th Carolina Confedo- have quarters at No. 123 North
w il natnd th Prr Street, near Poachtroe, next
tI. .Luly s, 1898). so edures rw lc,o
3 N'o. 38. origo Jl 0h,bfr
lowing arrangements It pnn fteCneto,t e
Jarolina Division are!cieterBde,ohc vl nil
the Atlanta, Gah. IRo. hmt ne h Cneto ato
ill1) lAl( Juy 0-the Auorium, aof admly 2th or
ther oprnivinge of the enion.
any oneroute o Vteir Badlge, which wvill henive
iAtattho alditoriuand ditt.mt
m Atlnta.VIII. Orders of this Division
Divifon h s ofth during the Reunion wvill be posted at
Brisown Bloc oon Ih Hoaduarters, Browvn Block, and
Brow Blck opo-all Comrades are requestod to call
twigr bnre eoigte there from time to time so as to keep
artoillbo d gn themselves in touch with tihe D)ivi
m gathering p)lace of IX. Miss Mlarguerite Sloan,
induigteR.youngest daughlter of Col. J1. B. E.
Sloan of Charleston, is hereby ant
will rep)ort t here and noumnced as Maid of Honor to the
D 1ivision Sponsor, Miss Emumie Sweet
impossible toser.Jamnes, daughter of Gen. \Vmn. E
(' accomd(ation of all James or D)arlington, S. C. (hereto
>li[nians. The follow- fore anonnneed iln General Order No.
ient to our Hondlquar- p
p)romlised1 special at~ By 1 order C. hItvINE. \VAI,KEI(,
nbo)rs of the South Comndoirir.
estrMaotare'Adjutant General, Chief of Staff.
tel, M~1arietta Strieet, i.t, It MnonnhIi Casl on, FrIda,y, Au,g.ut
ouse,4'3 \Valt.on Street, Auddress of WoVlcomeno-Mr. M. I,. IHo
e, 415 \Valton Stree' liiiof)eolniolClee
ill un'doubtedly be Iolwuy
all South Carolinians ''u at n h rsn nEua
find it to their advan- tion--Rov. . Austin.
at once and secure What an Alum:nus can (10 for the
advance. Collegc---Mr. C. l'. Islack.
FairGrouds nar 'ho Classics in Education-P rof. 10.
Fair (rounis 1nea HeMtzler'. S. J5. DionncK,
mn for the monet.ingh4 1rdn- t
THIE nOMlAi,lCNTtFCs4NTIAtio HAS
Toral Will Not Surrenier-Theo Spaniards6
OpAned Fire Suntday Afternoon; but
their Guns Were Soon hlleniee
by the Ae,rican Fire"-Gen
ShaftIor's Force Su/iscint.
Washington, July 1O.---'Tho bom
bardmlent of Santiago has begun."
That was the verbal information
obtained this evening shortly before
9 o'clock at the war department.
Alinos" i immediately three bullo.
tins were posted, the most important
of which was from General Shafter.
This dispatch announced that len.
eral Toral who succeeded General
Linares in command of the Spanish
forces in Santiago when the latt r
was wounded had declined to sur
render unconditionally, and that the
bombardment of the town would be
begun by the army and navy about
4 o'clock this afternoon.
The fact that the bombardment
was scheduled by Shafter to begin
late in the day created some coim
mont, but no explanation of it was
Information received by the war
dopartment during the few days of
truce indicates t,hat Shafter has ma.
tonally strengthened his position.
During the past week he has receiv
od reinforcements of both artillery
and infantry. Randolph's battery
of twenty-four guns, which left Key
West last Tuesday at midnight, is
now in position before Santiago, and,
as one of the war department ofli
cials expressed it: "When those Long
Toms of Randolph begin to talk,
something will happen in Santiago."
General Shafter has nearly fifty
siege guns and a laigo number of 7
inch mortars, bcsides lighter artil
lory, at his disposal. The guns,
taken in connection with the work
that can be done by the fleet, will, it
is believed, carry terror and destruc
tion to Santiago.
Anxiety had boon expressed by
the war department officials as to
whether General Shafter had a suf
ficient force to prevent the evacua
tion of Santiago by the enemy. This
anxiety was alloyed about half-past
12 tonight by the receipt of the fol.
lowing dispatch from General Shaf
ter, which contained confirmation,
too, of the earlier reports of the be
ginning of the bombardment:
Playa del Esto, July .10.--To Ad
j'tant General, Washington: Enemy
opened fire a few minutes past 4,
with lighlt gunls, whlichl were soon Ri
lenced by ours. Very little musket
ry firing, and the enemy kept entire
ly in their entrenchmonnts. Three
meon were slightly wvounmded. WVill
have coinsideorable forces tomorrow,
enoughl to completely block all the
roads on thle northlwest. I amii quite
(Signed.) SuA rE..
Th'le belief is held by the best in
formed oflicials that General Toral,
thle Spanish command(or, will surren
der when he finds it wvill 1)o impos
silo for hlimf to evacuate the city.
Upon whiat grond this belief is based
could not be ascertatined, but that
information to thait effet !is in tIle
hland1s of the war officials there is no
General Shafter's (dispatcoh ton ight
shlows that lie is engaged now in
strenlgthening his position, and to
morrow will follow up hlis operations
with a final assault upon the city.
Thoi rep)ort of the sabl-comnmittee
on campaign schedule was adopted
Bo~nnrellsvi ll, Saturday, July 10.
Bishlopvillo, rTuosda,y, July 19.
Camden, Thursdlay, July 21.
Lancaster, Saturday, July 23.
Chester, Monday, July 25.
WIVinnisboro, Tuol%Aday, .July 26.
Yorkvilio, Wednesday, J1uly 27.
(Gafiney, T1hursdlay, July 28.
Spartanburg, Friday, Jnly 29.
Union, Satu rday, July 30).
Newborry, Monday, August 8.
L aurene, Tuesday, August 9.
GIroonville, Thursdlay, August 11.
Pickens, Friday, August 1 2.
WValhalla, Mondlay, August 1 5.
Anderson, Tuesday, August 16.
Abbeville, Thursday, August 18.
Greenwood, Friday August 10.
Aiken, Monday, August 22.
Edgeflid, Tuesday, August 23.
Saluda, Thursday. August 25.
Lexington, Fridlay August 26.
Columbia, Satneday, August 27.
STARVATION IN CUl;A.
psulsh Soldl. rf Only H old Out itecat so
they are Told the Auer-tcuans will Mur
der Thern-Mcaulna Furnishex Ita
tious for Itcoencentrados.
[Copyright, 1898, by the Associated
Playa del 1ste, Guantanmo Bay,
July 8-4 p. m.-A Spanish soldier,
terribly emaciated and so weak thlat
ho eould hardly walk, was picked
up by men from the United States
gunboat Annapolis to-day, at a
point near the entrance to the upper
bay. He had no rifle, for he wastoo
weak to cnrry it. Accordiri to his
story there are many Spanish soldit ra
in Guantanamo in the same condi
tion of starvation, Ho says there is
absolutely nothing to eat there, but
that the Spaniards are daily told that
if they surrender to the Americans
they aro sure to be murdered.
A captain and throe privates from
Baracoa came into the bay to-day
in a small sail boat and were picked
up by the cruiser Marblehead. They
were ostensibly greatly surprised
imd claimed not to have known that
the bay was in the possession of the
Americans. They report that there
is a groat scarcity of food at Baracoa
mud that the Spanish troops there are
in bad shape.
Over 20,000 rations for reconcon
trados have been landed across the
bay by Commandor McCalla, of the
Alarblehead, and the half-starved
Uubans are flocking in f.Lm the hl'1l
MAY i1K SAVEDC).
'1Th,ee of Cervera' Nhlip May Yot Fly
Washington, J uly 9.-Tho follow
ing cablegam was received from Ad
miral Salmpson today:
Play del Este, July 8.
Secretary of the Navy, Washington,
Preliminary report of board or
dered to examine wrecks states that
wreking appliances should be got
ten hero immediately.lThink no don' t
about saving Vizcaya, Maria 1'oroa
and Cristobal Colon, if haste be
made. Colon is much the most val
uablo, being in perfect order. Would
recommend mostl poworful applianc( H
be sont at once.
The departmenit had IIl ready ar
Ianged with the Merritt-Chapman
Wrecking ceempany to under
take the salvage of those ves
sels, and two of the vessels of
that company are now oni their
way to Santiago. As Sampson's dis
patch miakes out a much stronger
p)ossibility of saving the ships than
was suppo)05d, a copIy of it has been
sent to the contractors, with the re
quest to hasten the wyork and to be
p)rep)ared to send1 add(itional assistance
if it be found necessary.
Itoports is sorin to, hlnc, wVho Fenit
Hlim Ot-sp-.akN HEighly of thIe K(Int -
ne4s of (the A1me-rIaan to ils Cai.
WVashington, D, C., July 7.-The
war depart mont has received the re
p)oit of Admiral Corvera to General
Blanco on tile dlisast.rouls naval fight
off Santiago. It is as follows.
"'To the General in Chiief, Havana.
"lin compliance with your ordlers I
wvent out yesterdaly from Santiago
with all the squladlroni andl after an
unequalled comnbat, against forces
more than~ trip)le mine had all n.y
squadironm 'estroyed1. By lire I lof t
Teresa, Oquendo anmd Vizeaya.I
beached tile Colon while fleeing, and
being su rrondedlc, weolt ashoto and
gave myself uip. T1he torpedo
"1 (10 not know how many people
woero lost, but will surely reach (i000
(lead anid many wVounde(d, although
niot in such great ntumbers. The
living are prisoners of the Amnericane.
Thle conduct of my crew rose to a
height that won the most enthusias..
tie plaudit s of the enemy. The corn..
mnander of the Vizcaya surrendoer< d
his vessel. His crew are very gratc
tul for the nob1)1 generosity with
which they are treated. A mong the
dead are Villmil and, I believe,
Lasaga (spelling uncertain) and
among the wounded Concas and
Eulate. We have lost, all and are
necessari ly depressed.