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COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1898.
NEWS AND COMMENT.
WAK SEWS KUMHaKY.
Friday, May 13.
C5en. "Wheeler was ordered to
Tampa to command the cavalry In
the arn.y of invasion and left Chat
tanooga at once for the coast.
A Spanish spy was discovered on
the train that left Chattanooga
bearing the Second cavalry, and
was put in irons by Col. Huntt.
A crisis was reached in the Span
ish cabinet. Ouilon, Moret, Ker
mejo and Xiqnena tendered their
Georgo Downing, alias Rawlings,
the ntan arrested under suspicion of
being a spy in the service of Bpain,
hanged himself at Washington bar
racks. Tlie flying squadron at Hampton
Roads, under Commodore Schley,
put to sea, with oiders to capture, if
possible, the Spanish fleet without
Th orders for the invasion of
Cuba to commence Monday were
The Spanish fleet was sighted
Saturday morning off Willemstad,
Curacoa Island, a Putcli possession
7o miles off the coast of Venezuela.
Admiral Sampson turned his fleet
lllaneo again tried to lure a part
of the blockading fleet within range
of his big Krupp guns, but failed.
Two Spanish warships started out
from Havana harbor Saturday about
sundown, and made a dash as if to
trv to run the blockade. Five of our
warships gave chase, but w re wary.
Suddenly, when oil Santa Clara bat.
tery, the Spanish ships put about
and starred back. The ships as well
as the battery opened on our fleet,
but Commander Lilly had kept his
ships four miles from shore, and
none of the American fleet was nit.
The First Ohio cavalry, the ad
vance guard of the volunteer army,
reached Chickamauga Park.
Fishermen captured by the Ameri
can vessels off the Cuban coast told
ofnnitiful condition of affairs in
Havana, where people are literally
starving to death. The reconcen
trados are nearly all dead, having
been driven out to the desolate re
ginns between coast towns and in-
snrirent lines. The condition of
things in Matanzas is equally dis
News was received from Rear Ad
miral Dcwev. statinir that he had
captured the Spanish gunboat Cal
lao, which was trying to run the
blockade, and that the guns of ships
destroyed in the battle are being
loaded on the captured transport.
The message also stated that melt
was worth $1.50 per pound in Ma
nila and that horseflesh is being
The steamer Uussie, which left
Tampa, Fla., May 10, with two com
panies of the First Infantry on
bo-ird, in charge of 7,000 rifles and
200,000 rounds of ammunition in
tended for the insurgents in the
Province of Pinar del Rio, returned
to Key West, failing to make a
Two New York World war corres
pondents, who had been imprisoned
by Uapt.-Uen. lilanco in Fort Ca
banas, were exchanged for two
Spanish prisoners that had been
captured by the United States.
Senor Moret confirmed the state
ment that the change in the Spanish
Cabinet will be in the direction of a
more vigorous prosecution of the
Reports to Adj. Oen. Corbin indi
cated that Kl ,000 volunteers had been
mustered into the Federal service
up to Monday.
It was announced from Madrid
that Spain's reserve fleet, composed
of the Pelayo, Carlos V., Alfonso
XIII, Rapido, Patrio, Audaz and
Prospermia, ia expected to sail from
Cjidiz the latter part of this week.
It is stated that if CWvera's fleet is
successful in Cuban waters it will
be joined by the Cadiz fleet; other
wiz the Cadiz fleet w ill proceed to
Ry order of Oen. Wade a new
camp for United States troops has
been established at Lakeland, Flu.,
thirty-five miles east of Tampa.
Recauseor the existing relations
with the Uuited States t he Hawaiian
u.ivprnment will not issue a neu
(Later war news mav be found on the
Thf Democratic State Committee
will meet to-morrow in Nashville,
t.i flv a time for calling the Demo
cratic State Convention.
CABLE CUT AT
Under a Hot Fire From
THE FORTIFICATIONS BLOWN IT,
Anil Many of the Knemy Killed
Wounded One American Killed,
Millie Several Received Slight In
Kky West, Fla., May U. Amid a
perfect storm of shot from the
Spanish rifles the American forces
cut the cable atCienfuegos Wednes
day morning. Four determined
boat crews, under command of
Lieut. C. McR. Winslow, of the
Nashville, and Ensign Magruder,
from the cruiser Marblehead, put
out fiom the ships, the coast having
previously been shelled, t he work
of the volunteers was perilous.
the cruiser Marblehead, the gun
boat Nashville and the auxiliary
cruiser Windoni drew up 1,000 yards
iroin shore with their guns manned
ready for the desperate duty. One
cable had already been cut and the
work was in progress on the other
when the Spaniards in rifle pits and
a battery in an old lighthouse
standing out in the bay, opened fire.
1 lie warships poured in a thunder
ous volley, their great guns belching
forth massive shells into the swarms
of the enemv. The crews of the
boats calmly proceeded with their
desperate work, notwithstanding
the fact that a number had fallen,
and finished it, returning to the
ships through a blinding smoke and
a heavy nre.
One man in a Marblehead boat was
killed and six were seriously wound
ed, one of whom is expected to die.
Harry Hendrickson, who also may
die, was shot through i.he abdomen
More than 1,000 infantrymen on
shore kept up a continuous fire, and
the bullets from the marine guns
struck the warships a hundred
times, but did no great damage.
Commander Maynard, of the gun
boat Nashville, was slightly wound
ed by a rifle bullet that before strik
ing him passed through the arm of
an Ensign whose name is unknown.
Lieut. Winslow was shot through
the hand, making three officers
wounded in all.
After the Spaniards had been
driven from the rifle pits many of
them took refuge in the lighthouse
fortress, upon which the fire of the
ships had been centered. A four
inch shell from the Windom tore
this structure to pieces, killing
many and burying others in the
ruins. The fire was very heavy, the
warships firing many shot and shell
into their midst.
"On Minute Cough Cure is the best
preparation I have ever sold or used and
I can't say too much in its praise." I
M. Keniinii, Merchant, Odell, (ia. A. H.
THE HLl'E AM) GRAY.
Tennessee Monuments on Chickamauga
Battlefield I nvelleil.
Chattanooga, My 12. The dedi
cation of the four handsome monu
ments and the many markers erect
ed by the State of Tennessee in
Chickamauga Park occurred at 10
o'clock this morning, on the famous
Snodgrass Hill, where the Confed
frate advance bivouacked on the
night of September 20, 18(53.
The monuments were turned over
to the government in an eloquent
address by James R. Porter, ex-Gov
ernor of the state, and were accepted
by Oen. A. P. Stewart, a member of
the Park Commission.
Eloquent addresses by Gen. G. P.
Thruston, Gen. H. V. Roynton.Gen.
John R. Rrooke and Gen. Joseph
Wheeler, followed. An original
poem was recited by Mr. John
Trotwood Moore, of Columbia.
Mr. Moore's poem, which was
peculiarly appropriate for the occa
sion for which it was written, fol
lows: r SITED.
Ily steel-sheathed ship and iron stun,
And fort that frowns on a crouching
Like a reef-split wave in the mad ebb's
Like the rock-stopt foam of a driving
Tliey have halted their butchering
lines of red,
For a star-dung banner has published
a ban ;
Let the past be past, let the dead be
Now and forever American.
It has Kirdied the depths of the
heart s blood,
It has tied our links in a white
And the (irav has come with the
And the Hlue Mauds firm in the old
And starving eves, whence hope had
Laugh out in the light as the message
Let the past be past, let the dead be
Now and forever American.
O valorous Hlue in
O glorious Oray
grave or your
in the long dead
Ye were svn in sorrow and harrow'd
Rut vour harvest to-dav is a nation's
And the message ve left through the
land has sped
From the marbled field to the heart of
It the r9 be past, let the dead be
Now and forever American.
Admiral Sampson Poured Shot and Shell into the Bat
teries Defending the City.
THE FORTIFICATIONS WERE
And the !. of Life Aiiioiik Mitt Spaniards
Two American Killed and Several
Iowa and New York deceived
With Admiral Sampson's squad
ron, off San Juan, Porto Rico, via
St. Thomas, Friday, May 13. San
Juan is no longer a fortified base.
Part of Rear Admiral Sampson's
fleet poured, for three hours yester
day morning, shot and shell Into
the fortifications, which, though
not oilenced, were rendered in
effective. The American sailors would like
to have continued shelling the Sati
Juan fortification" until they were
completely shattered, but Admiral
Sampson dec idea that sufficient
damage had been done to make the
port useless as a for' i tied bise
In the bombardment two of our i
men were killed and seven injured.
How heavy the loss was among the
Spaniards is not known, but it is
believed to have been severe. The
two men killed were Frank Wide
mark, seaman of the cruiser Ne'.v
York. William Ross, gunnel's
mate, of the monitor Amphitrite,
The enemv did some damage to
the battleship Iowa and the cruiser
New York, but neither of these
ships came out of the conflict with
a ly serious scars. The other ships
were uuscratched. Nearly all the
shots from the Spaniards went wide
of their mark. The enemy appeared
to be utterly deficient in the use of
the guns. This made our ships in
different to their reckless and in
effective cannonading, whose only
redeeming feature was its spirited-
The American fleet approached
San Juan about 3 o'clock in the
morning. There were the New
York, Iowa, Indiana, Terror,
Amphitrite, Montgomery and De
troit. The torpedo boat Porter and
the tug Wampatuck kept in the
Hear Amiral Sampson was on the
Iowa. He decided to move upon
the fortifications at 6 o'clock.
Shortly after that hour the signal
"Clear for action !" was given, then
the order "To general quarters."
The attack was directed on the
eastern arm of the harbor, where
there was a good shore b ittery of 6
inch guns, as well as the less
effective Morro battery. The Iowa
began the lighting by throwing a
shell from her 12-inch gun. She
quickly turned her broadside to the
shore battery and belched forth her
tremendous missiles of destruction.
Then the fight became general.
The nmiiitovs pound a frightful
shower of shells into the fortifica
tions. At 7:45 a. m. Admiral Sampson
signaled: "Oase firing " "Itetire,
was sounded on the Iowa and she
headed from the shore. The
Terror was the last ship in the line
and, failing to see the signal, banged
away alone for about half an hour,
the concert of shore guns roaring at
her and the water flying high around
her from the exploded shells. Rut
she possessed a charmed life and
reluctantly retired at o:lo.
As at Matanzas, the unsatisfactory
condition, the smoke and the dis
tance prevented any important con
clusions being drawn. The town of
San Juan must have suffered, al
though protected by the hills, as the
high snots must have reached it.
Washington, May 13. At 7:20
this morning the Navy Department
received the following dispatch from
Admiral Sampson. It is dated St.
Thomas, May 12, and is as follows:
"A portion of the squadron under
my command reached San Juan
this morning at daybreak. No
armed vessels were found in the
f ort. As oon as it was sufficiently
Ight, I commenced attack upon the
batteries defending the city. This
attack lasted about three hours, and
resulted In much damage to the bat
teries, and incidentally to a portion
of the city adjacent to the batteries.
The batteries replied to our fire, but
without material effect. One man
was killed on board the New York,
and seven slightly wounded in the
squadron. No serious damage to
any ships resulted.
THE FIRST SKIRMISH
On Cuban Soil
On Roard the Dispatch Roat Al
bert F. Dewey, off Cabanas, Cuba,
Thursday, Via Key West, May 13.
About forty soldiers of the First
United States infantry this after
noon effected a temporary landing
near Cabanas and engaged In a hot
skirmish with Spanish mfantry and
cavalry. It was the first landing of
American troops on Cuban soil, and
marks a new period in the present
war with Spain. Our troops suffer
ed no casualties, but ten Spaniards
are reported killed and wounded.
The steamer Gussie carried two
companies of infantry and a large
cargo of ammunition for the insur
gents. About forty men landed, be
ing compelled to wade ashore. They
were at once engaged by Spaniards
hid in the bushes. A hot engage
ment followed, the gunboats Man-
I Relieved to
Have Been Severe
Slight Scar During the Conflict.
ning and Wasp meantime sounding
shrapnel into the bushes. The
Spaniards retired finally with ten
killed or wounded, and scouts were
sent ashore to notify Diaz to send
men for his supplies. None of our
force was injured.
KOOSKVELT IS CAMP.
loins His ltegiment of Hough Rider at
San Antonio, Tex., May 15.
Theodore Roosevelt, Lieutenant
Colonel of the regiment of rough
riuers organized by turn, arrived in
the city early this morning and
snortiy atterwara went Into camp.
He was busy all day answering let
ters and receiving callers.
Religious services were held in the
rough riders' barracks this after
noon and were attended by nearly
all the men in the regiment and
J thousands of visitors from the city.
All the troops are now in camp ex
cept 200 from the Indian Territory,
who are looked for any moment.
AH the men are uniformed and
equipped and the men of the First,
or Arizona squadron, will receive
their carbines, six shooters and
machetes to-morrow. Col. Roose
velt is enthusiastic over the flue
showing made by the regiment.
KNSIGN WORTH KAULEV.
Rest at Ra-
Raleihh, N. C, May 10. The
United States and North Carolina
to-day paid noble tribute to tbe
memory of the gallant ensign, Worth
Bagley, the first officer killed in the
war with Spain. Nothing to an
proach to-day's funeral pageant was
ever seen here. The body arrived
late last night, was met uy an es
cort of the First Regiment of volun
teers and taken to the home of the
Ensign's widowed motht r, where a
detail of troops kept constant guard.
The love of all classes of people for
the dead was shown in the stream
of callers and the wealth of floral
tributes. The latter came from near
and far and it was significant that
most of them were red. white and
hlue. On the casket were the dead
officer's chapeau and sword.
At the doorway oi me house was
looped a national flag with a crepe
streamer. Assistant Naval Con
structor Lieut. Lawrence L. Adams
came from Norfolk navy yard to
represent the Navy Department.
The body remained at the house un
til 2:30 this afternoon, when it was
taken to the capitol and placed in
the rotunda, which was draped in
the national and State colors.
The casket was removed from the
rotunda at 5 o'clock and placed in
front of the statue of Washington,
where the exercises were held in
the presence of the family and the
clergy aud ten thousand people, in
cluding all the United States and
city officials, military veterans
cadets and school children. Col.
Thomas S. Kenou was master of
The procession at 5:30 moved to
Oakwood cemetery composed of two
regiments of volunteers besides
many civic bodies. All business
was suspended during the exercises.
The ceremonies at the grave were
As the procession moved, eleven
guns were fired by a battery and
eleven were fired at the grave, and
then two regiments fired three vol
leys. NO CHILD'S PLAY.
The Capture of Havana Is an I'nder
Washington. May 16. Havana's
capture will be no mere summer
holiday excursion. However hack
ward Spain has been in other direc
tions she is ready to make a stub
born resistance in Havana.
The authorities here know that
during the past year military sup
plier of all kinds have been sent to
Cuba in large quantities. A irreat
number of Krupp and Armstrong
guns have been purchased by the
Madrid Government and sent to
Cuba with large quantities of pro
jectiles and smokeless powder. Most
of the new guns sent to Cuba have
been monnted at Havana and in the
immediate neighborhood of that
city. It is here that (Jen. Blanco is
determined to make his last stand.
New batteries have been erected
commanding the approaches from
the sea, and while only very indefi
nite information can be obtained a
to what has transpired in the is
land since the declaration of war,
it is believed that considerable
work has been done in Mrength
ening the defenses of the land ap
proaches to Havana.
That Havana tan be taken by a
combined land and sea attack no
one here doubts, but there is now no
disposition to underrate the task
that the army and navy will have
on their hands.
The Ministers Had a Bad
Job on Hand,
AM) WASTED TO (ET KID OF IT.
An r.inpty Treasury, Internal DUorders
and the Prospective l.os of Foreign
PosHessi'ins Disheartened Them.
Madrid, May 15. As was generally
expected, the Cabinet to-day re
signed in a body, the resignations to
take effect immediately upon the
formation of a new ministry. Upon
this task Premier Sagasta has been
laboring for several days since it be
came patent that he could no longer
hold his Cabinet together.
The Cabinet was composed as fol
lows: President of the Council, Senor
Minister of Foreign Alfairs, Senor
Minister of Justice, Senor Groiz-
Minister of Finance, Sbiior I'uig-
Minister of the Interior, Senor
Minister of War, Gen. Correa.
Minister of Marine, Admiral Rer
niejo. Minister of Agriculture and Com
merce and of Public Works, Count
Minister of the Colonies, Senor Mo
ret. The Liberal Cabinet under Senor
Sagata was formed shortly after the
assassination of Senor Canovas del
Castillo, who was assassinated on
August 8, 181)7. by an Italian anar
chist named G dii. Gen. Azearratra,
the then Minister of War, was first
appointed President of the Council,
and for a time the Cabinet remained
unchanged. But on September 21) it
resigned, and Senor Sagasta assumed
office on October 4, confronted by
the troubles in Cuba and in the Phil
ippine Islands. One of the first
steps taken by Sen' r Sagasta was to
recall (Jen. Weyler, the then Cap
tain General of Cuba, who was suc
ceeded by Gen. Blanco. But the
situation did not improve, and Spain
was courteously hut firmly w arned
that the United States could not
much longer maintain neutrality in
the face of the terrible situation of
affairs in Cuba and the damages
which American interests were suf
fering theretrom. Spain, however,
refused to regard the situation from
a humanitarian and business-like
stand -point, and diplomatic relations
with the United States were broken
off on April It) last.
Even then there were rumors of
trouble in the Spanish Cabinet, and
after the brilliant victory of the
Uuited States fleet under command
of Commodore Dewey on May 1 the
situ.itioo became more and more
strained. The Minister of Marine,
Admiral Bermejo; the Minister of
War. Gen. Correa, and especially
the Minister for the Colonies, were
repeatedly attacked in Parliament
aud out of it, and rumors of resigna
tions tendered or to lie tendered
have bet n circulating for the pat
wetkortwo. The dilllculty, it ap
pears, is to find men wlioare willing
to assume olllce under the conditions
which now prevail in Spain. An
empty treasury, internal disorders
and the loss of the Philippine
Islands, Cuba a' d Porto Rico are
not the only problems confronting
Spanish Ministers, and it is not
astonishing that under the circum
stances a military dictatorship un
der possibly Marshal Martinez tie
Campos has been discussed.
-for the blood
A. R. Rains
KKMLN VI DEAD.
The Great Musician Expires While
Thousands Applaud Him.
San FKANCisco.May 15. Edouard
Reinenyl, who has held royalty
enchanted and lias enthralled "fash
ionable audiences all over the world,
fell dead this afternoon at the
Orpheum Theatre in this city. It
was Rem?nyi's first appearance on
the vaudeville stage. As the great
artist appeared and was greeted
with tumultuous applause he bowed
his acknowledgment and 6eemed
immensely pleased at the reception
He had played two or three classi
cal pieces and bud answered to an
enthusiastic encore with the most
familiar "Old Glory."
When the music ceased, the house
was swept with a wild torrent of
bravos. The applause was almost
deafening and continued for several
minutes. Remenyi and his accom
panist came forward and in responso
to another burst of applause the
great Remenyi commenced to phy
"Delibi's Pizzicati." He had just
completed a few bars of the difficult
fingering when he leaned forward as
if to speak to one of the musicians
in the orchestra, continuing his
piece. He seemed to pause for a
minute, and then slowly fell for
ward on his face. One of the musi
cians caught him just before he
touched the stage and prevented
him from lolling off.
All was over. He was carried
from the stage and physicians were
immediately summoned, but the
aged musician was past medical aid.
Kdouard Remenyi was born in
Hungary 64 years ago. He leaves a
widow, son and daughter, who re
siJe in New York.
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
ROl BAKINO POwOFfi CO., NEW VORK.
A S G LO - a n i: i: I ( A X A EL I A X C E.
( liHiiilicrlaln's Speech Caused Mmh
Comment In Europe.
One of the sensations in Kurope
during the past week was a speech
delivered by Mr. Cha mherlain, Sec
retary of State for the Colonies, at
Birmingham, Kng., lust Friday
night, favoring an alliance between
Knglanu aud America. The speech
has caused an unusual amount of
comment in every Kuropean capi
tal. A dispatch from London concern
ing the comment on the speech
The Sunday papers nre curiously
silent on Mr. Chamberlain's remarkable
pronouncement in favor of an Anglo
American alliance. The observer, the
most iiilluential, politically, of them,
however, applaiuls Mr. Chamberlain's
declaration on that point, while re
ferring the accomplishment of his ideal
to some remote contingency which haa
not yet arisen The Observer says:
"It is well understood in the United
States that Kuropean intervention is
not even discussed by the powers Just
now, because Kniiland will not tolerate
it. The real crux will come when the
terms of peace are drifted. Then, if
ever, the anti-American league at
which Count jnluchowski hinted not
long ago will lift- its head. We doubt
the substance of any such apparition,
because the coercion of America is too
big a business for practical politics, but
the day that witnesses any serious
combination against either tiio United
States or t i rent Britain ought also to
witness their consolidation into an
A ntrle-American alliance."
The World correspondent had a con
versation with one of Mr. Chamber
lain's must trusted followers, to whom
Mr. Chamberlain had several weeks
since opened his mind on the subject of
an Anglo American understanding as
well hs on the general foreign policy of
(ireat Britain. The politician said:
"Chamberlain lias been for the past
year convinced that Salisbury's foreign
policy is steadily and inevitably lead
ing to the ruin of England's com
mercial suptemncy, and ho is con
vinced that it is vital to continue com
mercial expansion both of England and
the United States, that thev should
make a common cause against Kuropean
"Besides that, he entertains a strong
view that the French provocation in
West Africa should be accepted by
Salisbury as a casus belli. Knurland'a
supremacy on sea would enable her, in
his view, lo tiiorouunly cripple, if not
destroy, French naval expansion for
years, and he regards it as Knuland's
imperative interest to weaken Fiance,
so I hat Kussia alone would have to lie
dealt with in the far Fast.
-'England's Interests and those of
America are identical in that retiou,
and Chamberlain regards their com
bined action there as the first step to
ward a realization of the Anglo-Saxon
alliance. That i the undci ly ing mo
tive of his speech, although it was made
under circumstances which give it the
appearance of an attempt to oust Lord
Salisbury from the Foreign Otllee."
The Daily Mail's Berlin dispatch says
that Chamberlain's Birmingham speech
is characterized by the (iennan press
ingene'al as undiplomatic., acknowl
edging England's weaku -ss in the fae
of Russia, and as an undignilied bid for
The government is evidently reserv
ing its opinion ; the sumi-olllcial papers
content themselves with expressing
astonishment at a member of 1 he Cabi
net speaking so plainly, the Post add
ing thai it would hav been better for
England' intercut If tho speech had
not been delivered.
Prince liismai'k's organ, the Hambur
ger Nachrichsten, remarks:
"It would he a deplorable error ou
thepHrtof (Ireat Britain to imagine
that any continental power should
have the strange idea of entering the
lists at this critical Juncture ou the
side of English arroganCH and to bol
ster exclusively English interest."
The Iaily 'Mail's Vienna dispatch
says: "Mr. Chamberlain's speech in
Birmingham is dealt with at some
length by tho press here generally.
The opinion Is held that while it doe
not forecast immediate war, it augur
ill for peace should Mr. Chamberlain
ever become Premier."
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