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LVt--"f4i55i'-f!?r""'"-'4?,':'-",J::' Wx.'3,yrV?.,-ji. 5' The splendid picture, ''Our Naval Heroes' is ready for anyone who posts up page 12 of last week's issue .11 iXatiunal THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE is a welcome visitor to the boys in camp, Send them a copy fo.taxttov liim wfco tow fcorie ih tattfc, and far 105 widow tnd rptai.r ESTABLISHED 1877-NEW SERIES. WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1898 -WITH SUPPLEMENT. VOL. XVII-NO. 34-WH0LE NO. 877. Eager to Answer the Prest dent's Second Call - --jptv-tii qUTASIOll OF GIM 9 Troops Are Moving with That Object in View. Commodore Schley Has at Least the Majority of Admiral Cervera's Fleet Shut Up at Santiago He May Be Keinforced Plans of Government Not Fully Made Public, hut Invasion at Hand Second Call, for Troops. Progress of the War. TUESDAT, MAY 24. The air was full of rumors of fighting off the east end of Cuba. Reports came from London to confi'm these, but the Navy Department emphatically denied their truth. It was officially announced from Madrid that the fleet was still at Santiago. A dispatch from Jamaica said: "The waters south of Cuba have sud denly become the scene of great naval activity. Commodore Schley, who left Key West Thursday with the battleships Mas sachusetts and Texas, the armored crui-er Brooklyn and the armed yacht Scorpion, is believed (o be cruising off Cienfucgosand Santiago de Cuba. "When ihe Dandy left Key West on Fri day morning Admiral Sampson was still there. It was the opinion of naval officers that he would sail for Cienfucgos soon by the eastern route, the two lleets tnus com pleting" the circle of Cuba." TKOUBLE JVT MANILA. A cablegram from Manila, May 19, said: " Admiral Dewey has been threatened by the German Consul here. who. after an in terview with Gen. Airu ti, commander of the Spanish army in the Philippines, tried to land provisions from a German ship. Dewev declined to permit it. "The Gerran Consul thereupon declared that he would force the landing with the aid of two German cruisers. "Adm'ral Dewey dec'." red that he would fire upon the cruisers if they attemrt d to carry out the Consul's th eat. The pro visions have not yet been londed. "The Germans arc very frleiv.'ly with the Spaniards, and hold fre ment confere-ces. They expect to obtain the Caroline Islands with the fi al partition of Spanish posses sions in the East- The Spaniards are ex pecting help." WEDXESDAT. MAY 25. THE SPAXIFII FLEET. Though nothing official was allowed to mitted that the presence oT the Spanish? fleet at Santiago seemed pretty well con firmed by the press news. Detailed telegrams from Madrid told of f'C entrance of the fleet to Santiago, and its enthusiast reception by the people. Senor Segasta told -the correspondent of an Eng lish paper that a combat between ibe Spanish and American squadrons off Cura is now impossible, nor is it probable that fights will occur in th near future. .till rumors to a contrary effect are unfounded. The Spanish squadron will remain at Santiago, cleaning the hulls of the ships and leisurely coaling. Everything is boinj carried out in obedience w.th a well-conserved plan. " V the Americans intend to invade Cu ba," said Sacasta, " we thall then fight on the sea. We can .-wait events calmly." Other dispatches from Madrid said : "Official telegrams from Cuba confirm the, report that Rear-Admiral Sampson andCom-" modore Schley, with their combined squad rons, are now in front of Santiago de Cuba, blockading Admiral Cervera. Ministers consider that Santiago possesses suffi cient defenses to render ull and void any aggressive action the enemy may take. 'The position of the American squadron will cause the Government to take imme diate action, though-it is unknown as yet what form this action will assume. ''There has been an active exchange of dispatches between the Government and the authorities at Havana and San Juan de Porto Kico on the subiect of scrding coal and provisions to Santiago de Cuba. " It is alleged that Admiral Cervera has wired confirming the reports that Santiago de Cuba is cut off from communication with the interior by strong bands of in surgents, and that in consequence, coal and provisions arc getting scarce and dear." THE HABBOIi OF SANTIAGO. Dr. P. F. Hyatt, Consul atSantiago, who left that place just before the declara tion oi war, and arrived at Boston to-day, says that the harbor of Santiago is mined, cspeciallyat its mouth, and the entrance is tortuous. Little can be seen from the outside, so winding is the entrance. "If the Spanish fleet is really uithih the haroor, it is bottled up and as good as de molished. The guns for the most part are not of the latest pattern, ahhdugh there are eome tip-'op ones. But the American squadron could easily silence them all. "The Cuban Government quarters are within 40 miles of Santiago, nearBayamo." OLTt FLESX Monday morning Admiral Sampson's en tire squadron left the Havana offing, and steamed rapidly to the eastward, leaving Admiral Watson's squadron to maintain the blockade. It was believed that Commo dore Schley's squadron was closing down on Santiago from thewest, while Sampson shut off all escape eastward. SCARCITY OF PKOVISIOXS. LaTribuna, of Rome, publishes a tele gram from K;ngston, Jamaica, saying that persons arriving there from Havana declare Cuba is able to resist only one month long er, owing to scarcity of provisions. NO FJtICTION AT MANILA. It is semi-officialjy denied from Berlin that there is juiy truth in the story from Manila regarding the German Consul threatening Hear-Admiral Dewey for not permit ing the landing of provisions from German shins, it being claimed that the Consul said he woul i land them with the aid of German cruisers, and that the American commander in return threatened to fircjm the German warships if they in terfered. THE CADIZ FLEET. London advices by mail from the Grand Canaries, dated May 10, says; "There are three Spanish torpedo-boats here, and they are expected to remain in these waters In one case the engines were damaged, but have since been re paired. It is reported that the detention of Admiral Camara's fleet at Cadiz is not due to cowardice, but to the fact that wrong projectiles had been provided. The work of erecting fortifications and drilling troops proceeds with the greatest activity." THE CUKAN INSURGENTS. Direct advices from Brig.-Gen. Cardenas, commanding insurgents in Province of Havana, say that there has been no diffi culty in maintaining communications be ween tho coast and the interior. The in- "' Lmt SiEI Ifil) x ySil nmwWmm rat M ( (ui II uf UV I IhiIJ '&mmM'$3&bmmmmmmmw V&r'i i Ii I 111 ST 1k W It l I la if 'JtFXBBmfmv'JRkmmVBmWmYwJmiB WA ill 111 " M- mmJ lli S Jll aPJMfcrf KVt-nmmmVm31sEi&MWBWkM f!faf& 1. (LsmwBTr:- niimmWmiiflKi filfllUl mAmkmmmmASmmmmtmmumWBmWsmm Wtmffw ( m Met -. m!f!S?jBfTWrrr W WM -.?'.-.,-. .& . Onr illustration shows the flag of the new the United States is being expended without stripes and single star upon a red triangle, has any revolutionary flag known to history. Holding the flag stands the old warrior, of thft h-artcrs in the Ten Years War with Cesnedes. Jle is a native ol ban Domingo, ot was liviu" in San Domingo when summoned by attempts of the various Captains-General in Cuba to either conquer him or buy his allegiance, with Antonio Maeeo. and he has but one hone on earth: that is, to live to see Cuba free. To the right of the flag, at the top of the against the various Spanish diplomats lor tne pasc uireo years in me enort to lnnuence me American congress. Gonzalo Quesada is the Charge d' Affaires at the Legation in Washington. He cast his fortunes with the insurgents at the outset against the advice of his former associates, and has worked with tireless zeal for tho cause. Thomas surgent forces in that province now num ber 3,000, better mounted and armed than ever before. They move almost up to ho outskirts of the city. The Spaniards have massed their troops in the city and on the coast, abandoning aflensivo operations against the Cubans. The insurgents are punched for food, but will wait eagerly for the order to co-operate with the United States Army in a move ment against the Spanish troops. FOREIGN COMPLICATIONS There were renewed rumors about foreign interference, and one report that Russia is trying to get France and Austria to join her in a note to President McKinley. MORE VOLUNTEERS. The President issued a call for 75,000 1 additional volunteers. Tb proclamation . -v ' (,- v '-"-' " Ax? r '. . . THE LEADERS Kepublic, for whose safe establishment tho stint of . men or money. This unique banner, cost more blood and treasure since it wsis first Maximo Gomez, who has spent 30 years fighting Marti to join the new movement. He has picture, are the three leading spirits of the Junta was not issued on account of any new danger or serious change in the situation. On the contrary, the prospect for a speedy termination 'of hostilities is regarded as brighter than at any time since war was declared. But the further strengthening of ihe army is considered the part of wis dom, in order to put the country upon the best possible war footing, and be prepared for any emergency that may arise. Tho unexpected requirement of 25,000 (possibly 35,000) troops for the Philippines demon strated the need of a greater number of men than was originally contemplated. At least 100,000 will, in time, be used as an army of occupation in Cuba, and land forces will also doubtless bo required in Porto nico. The call for the 75,000 addifonal men will bring the army, when it is fully organ ized, up to a total ol 278,500 men. as fol low: ' " "" . . " f22 PRblDNT WSo orvi CABINET i Secretary Domingo Vice 'A tr IN THE NEW REPUBLIC OF CUBA. .-."l with its blue and; the i raised by Lopez ,Wian energy of the pepj opjjj of ( Estrada Pal ma, the Minister Plenipotentiary, has been located in New York City since he first succeeded Jose Marti 'sVhittf asitiie head of the revolutionary party in this country when the latter wentlo Cuba in 1895 to join the leaders in ' v; Hie field in the Province of Santiago. Mr. Albertini is the Secretary of the Legation in "Washington. . ; Uelow the portraits of the members of the Junta is a view of "'Capital under God and the Stars." as described by Senator Mason Spii 4 iain. lie wasmo ! fcpanisi lish ancestors.. y. He successfully resisted- all I liu enn wfie !. crr t"ie t I nl Jl lltltj 41VV4. who have been pitted 1 ; Itceulnr Army f)2,000 Volunteers f rum States, first call 12.,000 I Volunteers from States, second call.... 75,00'J 1 Three cavalry regiments at lure 3.C00 I Ten infantry United States Volunteers, immuncs . 10,000 , Engineers at Inrgk .....- 3,500 TejlSRSDAY, MA IP 20. AN IMrQRBANT CABINET MEETING. The President held an important confer- t ence, lasting several hours, to-day with secretaries Aiger ana Long. uea. Miles and Capt. Crowninshield, CaptMahan and itumirai oicaru were also present. Tho whole situation was gone over, and it is stated tlmt the President desires im mediate action It is probable that Porto Rico will be capt ured before Cuba is invaded. Enesto Fons, andkes Moreno de la Secretary of State. of the Treasury. Men deb Cafote, - President. Bartolome Maso, President. Jow,this again is a sketch of a lively skirmish between tho bpamards and the Cuban troopers, armed witti rille antl ttiacjiete. The President, Gen. Bartolome Maso, and his Cabinet, inaugurated last Autumn, complete the pictnre. The view is from a snap-shot with a ko.iak published recently in tiie Jlhistrat.uu of Madrid. President Maso, with Gen. L'abi. started the uprising at Manzanillo in 18J)5, when they heard that Marti was ready. "When the veteran Cisueros-Betencourt was elected Provisional President Maso was chosen Yiec-President. He is a man of conspicu oiislprobity in Cuba, and although his father was a Spaniard, a native of Catatonia, he has long been r. partisan of Cnb'an independence. When it was decided to rise again in 1B!)." Gen. Masn was engaged in active business, and proceeded to close up his affairs and pay all his debts before starting the revolution. The situation was greatly simplified from , the fact that Secretary Long was able to : announce positively that the Spanish fleet wus in Santiago harbor. j On this point there is no necessity for any doubt whatever. Dispatches received from Commodore Schley placed the position of the Spanish fleet beyond the shadow of j a doubt. It is in Santiago harbor, and there ; it will be held until it concludes cither to j come out and be crushed or else remain j and be starved out witlrn the harbor. In I all probability, within 48 hours its oppor- J tunny of coming out and lignung win nave been lost. Inquiries were instituted by the Govern ment, through dispatches sent to Key West, as to the possibility of securing at that point some worthless hulks which could he towed around to Santiago and sunk at tho entrance oi the narrow channel at that Jose B. Aleman, Secretary oX War. Manuel Jx'aion Silva, Secretaiv ol the Interior. one of the strongholds of the insurgents, the in his greas speech in the Senate hist year. Be- point. Tho water there is only about 40 feet deep, and two or three largo schooners or played-out steamers scuttled across the channel would keep Admiral Cervera as elTeetually imprisoned ;is though he were confrontc 1 with half a hundred 12-inch guns. Uefore this peaceful but practical method of warfare can he carried out, how ever, it will lc necessary to demolish tho batteries at Morro Castle, which overlook the entrance to the harbor. This is a per formance somewhat more difficult than is generally supposed, because tho castle is situated on a high hill, and it is somewhat difficult to train the guns of Schley's squad ron to the necessary elevation. It was the unanimous opinion of the council that no danger threatened from tho second Spanish squadron at Cadiz. (Couliuued ou secoud pag) Torue, Nearly All 'Under the First Gall Mns tered In Notice Soon to Be Sent to Governors Who the Civilian Ajfc pointees Are New Brigadier-Ga erals. It was announced on Ma 30 that 121,5fl troops had been ustered in the Voluntset Army under the call for 125,000 men, and that the remaining 3,500 men were in Stat camps, ready for the visit of the mustering officer; that all the States and Territories had filled their quota so far as the recruit ing of the troops is concerned, and that while three States were apparently behind, it was not their fault, But was due to th inability of the mustering officers to com plete their work. The first echo to the second call foe troops came from the West. Reports from various Western States noted the formation of many independent companies, and several of the Governors stated that appli cations from all over their respective Stat for permission to raise companies wet pouring in. The following were nominated last wetk to be Brigadier-Generals: Col. Robert H. Hall, 4th Inf.;"Col. Edwin V. Sumner, 7th Cav.; Michael V". Sheridan, Assistant Adjutant-General, TJ. S. A.j Col. George L. Gillespie, Corps of Engin eers; Col. Marcus P. Miller, 3d Art.; Col Jacob Kline, 21st Inf.; Lieut.-Col. Osward H. Ernst,. Co ps of -Engineers; Lieut.-Cbl-Loyd Wheaton, 20th Inf.; Lieut.-CoU Arthur McArthur, Assistant Adjutant General; Lieut.-Col. Henry C. Hasbrouck, 4th Art.; Lieut.-Col. John C. Gilmore, As sistant Adjutant-General; Col. Peter C Hains, of Baltimore, United States En gineer Corps. Lieut.-Col. Wallace F. Randolph, Zd Art.; Maj. Joseph P. Sanger, Inspector General; Frederick D. Grant, of New York, 144th N. Y.; Harrison Gray Otis, of Cali fornia; Henry M. Duffield, of Michigan: Charles King, of Wisconsin; Lucius F Hubbard, of Minnesota; George A. Garret son, of Ohio; William W. Gordon, of Georgia; John A. Wiley, of Pennsylvania? Wm. A. Bancroft, of Massachusetts; Wm J. McKee, of Indiana; Francis V. Greene, of Xew York, 71st N. Y.; Chas. Fitzsim mons, of Illinois; Joseph K. Hudson, ot Kansas; Jas. Rush Lincoln, of Iowa. dj't-Gen. Corbin announced that thre of the Brigadier-Generals would be of ficially designated, as soon as the Senate had confirmed them, to command troopaC in the Philippines. The Generals select- ed are Geo. A. Garretson, of Cleveland, O.s Francis V. Greene, of New York, and. Charles King-, of Wisconsin. Gen. Mer ritt, who is to be Military Governor of tho Philippines, requested that Gen. King bo sent with him to the Philippines. Gen. King is the well-known novelist and a former officer of the United States Army; It is understood,, unofficially, that Harri son Gray Otis, of California, who served with the" President in the 23d Ohio during the civil war, and who was nominated to day to be a Brigadier-General, will also go to the Philippines. The formation of all of the Regular and volunteer troops massed in Florida into corps, divisions and brigades was on May 27 made the subject of a general order issued by Maj.-Gen. Shatter. Tho Seventh Corps, under command of Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, embraces" all the vol unteer troops at Tampa, numbering five regiments, and the troops at Jacksonville, between 8,000 and 9,000 men. Gen. Lee's corps so far as completed by the order is as follows: First Division Brig.-Gen. H. H. Hawkins commanding., First Brigade, Col. Charles Anthony, 3d Ohio, 5th Ohio and 2d Ga. Second Brigade, Col. Wm. McGuerrin, 22d Mich., commanding; 22d Mich, and 1st Fla. Four regiments yet to be added. Second ivision Brig.-Gen. A. S. Burt commanding. The First Brigade to b commanded by the senior Colonel; 2d 111., and 1st N. C. Second Brigade, Col. D. V. ackson, 50th Iowa, commanding; 50th low and 1st Wis. Five regiments to b added.. The Fifth Corps, which will probably bo the first to land on Cuban soil, is made up entirely of Regular troops, with th exception of two regiments of volunteers at Lakeland, the 71st N. Y. and 2d Mass. This corps also embraces the cavalry di vision, composed of the 1st and 10th, at Lakeland, and the 3d, 6th and 9th, at Tampa, under command of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler; the Artillery Brigade, un der command of Lieut.-Col. Wr. F. Ran dolph, and the Signal Corps, in all, nearly 18,000 men. Gen. Shatter commands this corps. Gen.' Lee, commanding the Seventh Corps, has announced his staff officers as follows: Personal Staff Lieut. Algernon Sartons, 1st Volunteer Engineers; Lieut. Fitzhugh. Lee, jr., 1st Volunteer Engineers. Corps Staff Lieut.-Col. J. H. Dorst, Assistant Adjutant-General; Capt. R. E. L. Michie, Assistant Adjutant-General Lieut.-Col. W. R. Livermore, Chief Engin eer; Lieut.-Col. Curtis Guild, jr., Inspector General; Lieut.-Col. J. N. Morrison, De puty Judge-Advocate-General; Lieut.-Col. L. M. Maus, Chief Surgeon; Lieut.-Col. C. F. Miller, Chief Quartermaster; Lieut. Col. O. E. Wood, Chief Commissary. The Quartermaster's Department has contracted for 50,000 of the canvas suits designed especially for the use of troops in tropical climates, and they are being shipped rapidly to the mobilizing points A thorough trial of them will be made to determine their value from every stand point before further orders are given. 0 Roosevelt's Rough Riders are at San Antonio, Tex. waiting orders to move. They are undergoing daily drills and other instruction. The distribution of six shooters to the men has been made. Tho pistols are of the regular cowboy stylo, 45-caliber, and with a "high arm." They shoot an elongated bullet, which will make a clean hole through a tree several inches in diameter. The trigger can bo held back and the pistol fired at a terrifio rate by "fanning" the hammer with a sweeping movement of the hand. Tho pampered sons of the East are said to bo holdintr their own with their hardy brothers of tho West in the onerous duties of soldier. Mr. Perry Heath, tho First Assistant Postmaster-General, anticipates, when pay day comes, a great rush from the soldiers for money orders to send a part of their pay home. This would greatly embar rass the military postoffices, and Gen Heath has a plan which, if adopted, will, he thinks, remedy whatever embarrass ment is likely to occur. It is to pay tho soldiers as much of their pay as they wish by check. In this way they will bo saved the cost of a money order, and it will greatly facilitate the business of tho Department. The Secretary of War has been consulted in the matter, and will, it is understood, do what ho can to help matters. The regulations for the organization of the brigade of engineers and the 10 regi ft "?. 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