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' VOL. WY.-HOSM. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898. BY THE SON PRINTING AND PUBLISII1NG7sS0C1ATION. PRICE TWO CENTS, ' 111 SANTIAGO DOOMED. 51b Bombardment of the City toBegin at Noon To-Day. REFUSED TO SURRENDER. Gen. Shnflcr Grants Time for the Removal of Non-Combatanls. reretgn Consuls Aik If Kon-CombatanU Cn Occupy the Town of Caney Fifteen or Twenty Thousand People Will tT the City-Admiral Saraplon May Enter the Iturbor with nil Fleet and Take Fart In the rtomnarrtment-Ths War Depart ment Hurrying Reinforcement Bbt rsl Thousand Are Already on the Way. ffisnrtQTOK. July 4. The news of n glorious tsvil victory by which the entire aea force of tht Spaniards ln Southern Cuba was destroyed Tit not needed to assure tho Admin titration that the fall of (Santiago Is at hind. Their confidence was Inspired part ly br tho achievements of Oeb. Shatter's mar a occurring nearly all of the jommanding heights overlooking Santiago ud partly br the firm method which Gen. Shifter adopted In demanding the surrender of bwtlico. Notwithstanding all this, the Admin istration will make uo change In the plans for despatching retnforcomenU to Gen. Bhatter with til possible spoed. Oen. Mllos. ln a de Hutch to Ota. Shatter this morning, eonoluded irlth the remark: "I expeot to be with you within one weok with strong reinforcements," The official news of the military operations mil plans In Santiago during the last two days Itcan to arrive at the War Department early ttils morning. The first information received Irani Gen Shatter since late last night, when the news ot the naval victory was first sent to President McKinley by Gen. Shatter and other oScers of the army, came at about 0 o'clock this morning In the following dernteh. ad dressed to the Secretary of War: 'H.ix)oiktehs Firm Awry. Conra, I Nbab fLurixoo, July 3. J "To-night my lines completely Surround the town from the bay on the north ot the city to & paintcntheSan Juan Elver at Its mouth up I the railroad to the olty. Gen. Pando, I find to olcht, 19 some dlstanoe and will not set Into Eaatiago. BnAJTXn," Then came another message from Gen. Shatter, Informing the Government that he biJ demanded the surrender ot Santiago, but r" this despatch was not made publlo until later lithe day. The text of the message) follows: Flit del Estb, July 4, 1808. II f B. A. llur, Stcrttary ITar, TTatMnsbm, D. O. HucquiBTOS Finn Ansx Costs, July 8. The following la my demand for the sur render of the city ot Santiago! HucooiBTKM TJwrnsp Btates FoBcaa, ) hSAB SAM JOAM JUTBB, OubS, July 8, 1888. 8:80 A. M. J l &$'$' General elts BpartiX ireu, Saw tax I shall be obliged, unless you surrender, bUuH Santiago de Cube. Pleas Inform the tjtSsens ot foreign countries and all women and (Wren that they should leave the olty beforo 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Very rcspoct Mb your obedient servant, W. a BnATrxn. Major-General TJ. 8. A. !IhotollowlnglstheBpanleh reply which. CWLDorrthao Just returned at 6:30 P.M.: Burruoo db Cuba, 2 P, M.. July 3. 1808. aJhMlWi, Ou Otiural Commanding Forcu cf Witi Butu, Son Jam Bittr. Bat t have the honor to reply to your oora naalestlon of to-day. written at 8:80 A. M and ftoeived at 1 P. M., demanding tho surrender ot -Usaltr.on the contrary cose announcing to Mttatyou will bombard the olty, and that I -Wit the foreign women and children that tatrmust leave the city before 10 o'clock to Borrow morning. It Is my duty to say to you hit this city will not surrender, and that I will Worm the foreign Consuls and Inhabitants ot tot contents of your message. Very respeotf ully, Jose Tobal, Commander In Chief, Fourth Corps. The British, Portuguese, Chinese nnd Norwegian Consuls hnvo come to my line with Col. Dorst. They ask If non-combatants can occupy tho town of Cnney and railroad points nnd risk until 10 o'clock of the 6th Inst, before tho city la fired on. They claim that tlioro aro betwoon fifteen ud twenty thousand people, many of them old, who will leave. They ask If I tan supply thorn with food, which I can not do for want of transportation to Caey, which is fifteen miles from my landing;. The following ia my reply: Jult 13. 1808. njCoixmandino Central Spaniih Fanu , Santiago di I Ctla. Sir: consideration of tho rcquestof the Con w and officers In your city for doloylng carry "Eoutmr Intention to fire on tho city, nnd In e interest of tho poor womon and children "ovfii euffor vory greatly by tholr hasty and worced departure from tho city, I havothe onor to nunoutico that I will dolay such action ! L . thclr ll)terot until noon of the 6th. aiming during tho Interval j our forces make demonstration whatever upon those of my . I am, with groat respect, your obedient MtT,at W. II. BnATTEB. Major-General U. H. A.. Commanding. . ., ?rat0ll0s w"re followed by others. of which Mioro given: id,.!0!!EV' Julr 3'--'hreo linos of tolephono ulT ,,0'lluir l111 ,0 20 ,ard8 ot our ad-d'orks- runcl telephone In perfect or Jn d Sl'alll,h '"trenchinonU at San ipi , , Oiikknf" ii.i t . lowln telegrams were received" to--l-htiddrcdtodon Miles: r,, Vb?lAnTtl'',r,"AnMvCoiifs.July3. .' '""''lanlah General In affair nttommual, lull !P ';u"'b"r of offlcci s und men. who aro unuurle.t den Llnures's arm wus broken. Ui ""J f"r h"-Milor of Snntlaco still haL," 1'r"'1 l,y "I""''"'' uuthorltlea. J","l"warri-..-1,,l.nr t,rni railroad with M""l HlilnU ho will bo stopped. y "biiarrKu, Commanding." tivV. ' ?ST'A,ln "K Cuba. July 3.-I'ando six W ir ' "'"' r''0- 0aroI opposed with ifuiini, J" Bt,pl)0rt Qarcla and prevent A (" Mr AsiittantAdjiitout-Goncral." fka,, ,"' " " '"'0 w" llc'l tho WhltO Ll;,(. ' ' llllll' rii'nldc'it IIIldKeeiO- "tliov 'i " " ""' "",l "'" thrti) iiioiuheru jiJi ,, "' ' '-'.ll(.ud that tlioyillH. ulrTl t. '"''""''II'IV t siiggostlim tuA.1 liiUa""1' " "'"t ho ,,eVr l'u Imrhor of "K uu us4u,t utu. Bhttltcr ia taklntf the olty. Whether or hot this Idea Is correct. It Is certainly tho understanding In official circles that Sampson will attempt to forco his way through tho entrnnoo channel. Everr bit of information obtainable points to tho probability that ho will toko his ships Into tho inner bay, past the shore and island batteries and oror tho mine Holds as soon as tho truco betwoon Gon. Shatter nnd tho Spanish commander expires. Tho truoo will end at noon to-morrow, at whloh tlmo Shatter, tomnko good his word, must proceed to shell the olty. As tho slcgo guns landed at Daiquiri have not been taken to tho front, un loss within the post day or two, military men aro at a loss to understand rhat Bhattor can do with tho lighter field batteries at hta command. Tho fate of the olty would be set tlod very qulokly It 8ampson'a vessels went In sldo the harbor, nnd the Impression hero la that whon tho truoo Is over Sampson and not Shatter will carry out the threat of tho latter. Gon. Miles said to The Sun reporter this evening that tho now situation would causo no chango In his pluns for going to Santiago within n tow days. lie refund to dlsauss tho tlmo ot his going or tho point from which he will embark, but It Is somowhat probable that ha will go on Thursday on the cruiser Yalo. which Is oxpected to leavo Nor folk, Vn., on that day with troops to reinforce Gen. Blmftor'a army. IJvory oflort Is being mado to hasten tho Bonding ot reinforcements. Tho Government is resolvod that Gen. Shatter slmll liavo as many troops as he deems nocossary for tho campaign, ovon It tho numbor Is C0.0OO. An effort will bo mado to soeuro tho services ot tho auxiliary cruiser St. Paul In time for the transportation of troops to Santiago by com pleting tho repairs now In progress at Now York. An agent of tho War Department is ex amining tho flno Plant line steamor La Grande Duchess, Just completed at Newport News, with a viow ot her purchase or olinr- thd rosmoN at siNnioo. A A A Gen. Shatter's line of Investment from the sea to and around Santiago. B The Spanish forte and blockhouses Im mediately around the city. tor by tho Government for transport rnrposes. Five ships of tho Atlantlo Transport line have been bought by the War Department to carry troops and military supplies, but those cannot be made available tor sevoral days, as thoy aro now on the high seas on tho way from England to the United 8tatos. The Obdam and the Panama, transport vessels In tho sorvlco ot the War Deportment, are now at Now York under going repairs, which aro nearly completed. Several thousand troops aro already on their way to Santiago and thousands more wait only for means of transportation. All tho trans ports left at Tampa after tho embarkation of tho first oxpedltion have loft with rein forcemonta for Bhatter. There were eloven of these. On June 20 000 recruits to fill up existing organizations In tho Fifth Corps left Tampa and on tho 30th the First Illinois Vol unteers ot 02 officers and 800 men left the same point These ships sailed on each of tho two dates mentioned. Yesterday six light batteries and other organizations, aggregating 24 of ficers and 028 men, left Tampa at 12:30 on tho Specialist. At tho samo tlmo tho First District ot Columbia Volunteors. consisting of 30 officers and 817 men, sailed on tho Cnntanla. About 3.000 left on the Yalo and Harvard from Ilampton Itoads last week. In all. 3,310 men left Tampa in the detachment which left yesterday and on Juno 20 and 30. The troops now on tho way to Santiago and those who have recently landed since the first expedition will raise tho total forco of Gon. Shatter to just about 22.000. The Administration Is oonsldoring tho advis ability ot embarking tho troops for Santiago from Charleston, Savannah and Fernandina. It Is believed that tho embarkation can be ac complished more expeditiously by selecting soveral points, especially If somo ot these points aro situated so that transport vessels which must go from New York may reach them more quickly. Whon Gen. Miles goos to Cuba he will natur ally, as tho Commanding General of tho army, tako octivo charge of the military operations, but this Is no reflection on Oen. Bhafter'a con duct of tho campaign. The illness from which Oon. Shatter has boon suffering for sevoral days scorns not 'to havo interfered with his active direction ot the military operations. Ho has been suffering from heat prostration and has been unable to eat anything for threo or four dayB. There Is somo apprehonston felt that the Spanish forces now at Santiago will attempt to withdraw and escape by retreating Into the In terior of tho country whon It becomes evident that tho olty must fall Into tho hands of tho Amorlcans. It is a distinct part of tho Administration's plan of campaign to pre ont this, and every means will bo taken to keop tho Spanish troops ln tho city. Tho position now occupied by Gen. Oarola's forces Is expected to be of Borvico in hemming in the Spanish soldiers. Tho oonduot of tho Spanish navy at Manila and at Santiago loads to tho belief that the enemy will do anything rather than surrender, and it Is oxpeoted that deiper ate efforts will bo made by the Spanish to ebcapo from Santiago. SAKTIAOO 1'ItAVTICAT.LY OVlUt. Thrilling IncMruti of tUe l'lglitlug ou Snt uritny, Spieial CalU Diipalrh to Tnt Bun. llcroitB Sastuoo, July 2.-After two days of eupeib fighting by tho American Army Suntingo is prnctlcnlly ours. The road from Slbonoy to this point on tlio firing line, near Oen. Wheeler's headquarters, close to the villnge of Sun Junn, is n cipher ribbon that spoils out tho dread story of the lhtingiu all its lights and slindes. It is one long muddy, blood- rt Mined path. On ono stdo nro cou- rlfiK, wiirihi inihiH, frenh soldiers, or- n'Hj.DiulimlH, ami iiiiny surgi-uns bound fortliofniiit. On thu other nro wiigons now full of Mounded men, soldiers on I foot with ullgut wounds, correapondenW and Spanish prisoners coming from the front oyer these twelve boggy, sodden mile. To-day a Bmt correspondent met 120 poor fellows painfully dragging them stives from the buttlefiold to Blboncy, with bullets ln their arms, legs and shoulder. One who bogged a avrsilow of water throw open his shirt to show the gaping shell wound in hia chest. He had walked seven miles with that awful wound, and had five mora to go beforo ho could reach a surgeon. Only a mile further on, the correspond ent paaeed a column of IOC Spanish pris oners ln charge of a detachment from tho Second Cavalry. Half of tho poor wretches were servants and camp follow ers taken captive at 1 Coney. The rest were a company of regulars of the Bat talion Conatitucional with two Lleuten itnta and one Bergeant. They nil saluted Poatmaater Brewer and The Butt corres pondent in tho most cringing manner, and ono officer hailed a Cuban who was with us, saying: " Please oak these gentlemen who are In charge of ua to kill us here by tho road aide and not forco us to undergo the tor ture of a long walk boforo wo are shot." " Fools," answered tho Cuban in Span ish and with evident disgust, " they will not harm you they will only keep you prleonerfl." But the SpanlnrA shook his head. He knew nothing, of warfare In which the lives of captives were spared, nnd ho could not beliovo that tho Cuban was not taunting him. The wagon trains ara hurrying to the front In a continuous line, loaded down with supplies and ammunition, and they return as steadily, laden with tho wound ed. Lieut. Cabanls, who has charge, de serves great praise for the almost Insur mountable dlfScultlcs daily overcome. At dawn to-day the artillery had made a bold dash for the ridge besido tho first Spanish blockhouso, the rough riders and cavalry brigade supporting tho guns un der a hot flro from the blockhouses. Three Spanish shells exploded harm lessly In the woods behind the guns, and were replied to by the dynamite gun, which had been useless on Friday after noon because of a charge that had become jammed in the tube. The First Begiment, although sustaining heovy losses, manfully held ita own to ward tho left of the lino. The firing ceased by mutual consent at sundown, and our men dropped down to rest in their tracks, while fatigue parties went through the lines picking up the dead and wounded. An old sugar mill had been improvised into a hospital and presented a pitiable sight, the placo being packed with the dead and the dying. Shortly after midnight thoSpanlshplck ets dashed toward our outposts, shooting wildly, but retreating tho moment our men opened fire. At daybreak tills morn ing tho enemy opened fire at our men ns they nroe along tho lines nnd tho engage ment became general on both sides. Our troops, howover, in tho rough outworks, hastily thrown up, woro better sheltered than yesterday, nnd our artiUery start ed to shell tho Spanish earthworks. Tho hail of Mauser bullets elicited in reply blinded the gunners, who were within 700 yards ot tho enemy, and right upon tho ridgo, and tho guns wero forced to fall back with loss to an adjoining hill. From 5 to 7 o'clock ln tho morning a ter rific fire was continued, but our loss was not so heavy as yesterday, the Span ish shooting being much wilder and tho small earthworks thrown up in tho night greatly sheltered tho infantry. Somo prisoners were cap tured near tho blockhouse. Tns Sex correspondent hurriedly questioned tho officer in tho ifnrty, who begged him to intercede In his behalf with the Commander-in-Chief. Ho sold that thero wero 10,000 Bpnnlarda with in the city, besldea tho men from the fleet, but that thero was some Jealousy between tho military and naval authorities. The regiments Do Puerto Itlco hnvo been intrenched in the woods imme diately in our path, and wero respon sible for our first losses. Tood in tho town is vory scarco, he said, and hunger rampant. The city firemen and all tho able-bodied men have been impressed into service. Tho troops wero much dis heartened. They had not been paid for ten months and wero living on rico bread only. Col, GMrlvls, n. guerrilla, is still lurking along tho line of tho road, his incn hiding in trees and shooting nt the wounded is they puss by, Whilo The Buk correspondent vis crossing a stream this morning, leading a mule hearing a wounded rough rider, five shots woro fired at us. The mulo was killed, und Dr. Daufotd, a surgeon In tho cavalry und at one tlmo a surgeon in the Cubun Government, whs woumli-d, n bullof passing through his head und inlllctiuga mortal wound. A fow moments later two other wounded men were shot at tho srtmo crossing, whereupon a voluntoer party broke through tho brush nnd drove buck the Kuerrillad, The. Spanish flro along thu lino is so hot that it is impossible for one to stand upright, Tho wholo rd is blocked fur two miles with wounded mtu sfMLaHLWLHLBMHLHHl who are being transferred expeditiously to tho military base. Gen. Shatter is sick and still renrains far in the rear, but Gens. Wheeler, Clarke, Lawton and Sumner are all well to the front. The right wing, which yesterday attacked El Caney, is now watching for an opportunity to rein force our position hero. The heavy firing from Santiago harbor at first caused much apprehension. As the flro from tho Spanish fleet hnd been momentarily expected, but as no result came, the foar was turned to hopeful anticipation, and all now beliovo that Sampson is advancing up the harbor to aid us from that side. The troops have behaved splendidly. It has been a soldiers' battle throughout J a fight practically without strategy, in which the central division of our army has fought inch by inch through a country in which tho enemy, superior in numbers, was strongly intrenched. The bush is so thick that it is impossible to seo far around. We have somo strong intrenchments yet to storm, nnd tho troops ore exhausted; but with tho timely roinforccmonts nnd tho improved position of our men slnco tho ridges wero captured, wo shall soon have a big advantage. A party of sharpshooters came through tho woods this morning and opened flro from tho troetops into Gen. Shatter's head quarters, three miles ln tho rear of the firing lino. A party started ln pursuit and drove the guerrillas back, although the thlok ncss of tho foliage provented their shots from taking much effect. Our troops are simply holding their positions, and tho Spaniards havo coaacd firing, but tho action may be resumed again at any moment, and It may be de cisive. Our men aro holding tho right ridgo and tho blockhouse. As this is being written, at 12:30 P. M., the fighting has been renewed, the Spaniards firing from the rear of the blockhouso at our infantry and a general fire of Infantry and artillery ia opening from our lines in reply. Spanish guerrillas, armed with Mauser rifles, have Infested both sides of tho road way to Slbonoy, and are making it most uncomfortable for tho wounded man in the pack wagons, for tho correspondents returning to the coast, and for the soldiers themselves. DEATH OF OBIT. TAIIA DEL UET. The Body ot tfce Spanish Commander and Other Officers fcotmd'Nt'ar Together!1" Bptcial OabU DupatA t Tni Bcv. Sibohzt, July 2. The despatches to Thh Bus have already told nt length of tho fierce fighting on Friday and up to an early hour on Saturday afternoon that car ried tho American colors closo to tho gates ot Santiago. After Tna Bun's courier left tho field tho fighting continued, but with far less fury and with smaller loss of llfo than beforo. Ono of tho corre spondents who remained to watch and report tho progress of tho battle came across a Spanish prisoner, who said that Gen. Vara del Boy, who had commanded tho Spanish troops about El Coney on Triday, had been killed, and he pointed out tho placo whore the body was lying. Tho body was in tho thick weeds and wire grass, nnd closo by It wero found tho bodies of two of tho General's threo aides and two other officers. At a llttlo furthor distance woa found the General's brother, who hnd been desperntely wounded. All wore lying closo to a high hedgo formed of cactus, undor cover of which they had been apparently seeking shelter. They hnd been struck by n volley that had been poured into tho hodgo by tho Americans. Their homes nnd mules had been killed by tho same deadly volley. On the body of Gen. Vara dol Ilcy tho correspondent found a number of valua ble papers, giving details of the forti fications of Santiago, tho number nnd disposition of the troops, and pluns of the Spanish campaign. Theso papers wero turned over to Gen. Garcia, tho Cuban commander, who will hand them to Gen, Bhatter. The correspondent, in addition to find ing theso bodies, learned from Spanish prisoners that Commnnder Itomero ot the famous Civil Guard of Spain was desporately wounded. Ho saw tho boys of tho Seventy-first Now York Begiment dis cover and fairly rlddlo a sharpshooter who was perched high in a spreading mango tree. He also witnessed tho firing of Spanish guerrillas on Gen, Shatter's headquarters early in the day, This morning a fow Spaniards wero found in a blockhouso firing upon tho Amorlcans und doing somo dam age. A Spanish prisoner was told to go to thu blockhouse nnd tell those inside that tho Americans were about to fire a dyuumlto gun at thorn and that it would be bettor for thorn to sur render. When the Spuninids were told this they came out nnd gnve themselves up to tho Americans. Thuy were given in care of tho Cubans, nnd a little later they were fouud with their heads cut oil'. Tho fighting to-day has been ot a rather intermittent nature. Our forces ato se eming themselves inure llunly in their intretichuicnts. The boom of the big field pieces ln the CuntiiiKfii on Second- Faao, GERVER A WEPT Led a Prisoner on Board He Gloucester. ALL HIS SHIPS GONE. 1,300 of His Men Captured, Hundreds Killed. OUR LOSS ONE MAIN. The Torpedo Boat Destroyers Furor and Pink Sunk ly a Converted Yacht. Tho Furor nnd Flaton Led the Wny Out o the Harbor and Made for the Brooklyn They Showed Their Heels When the Gloucester Began to roar Shot Into Them and Were tho First to Sink, Many Hen Perishing The Almlrante Oquendo, In fanta Maria Teresa and Yltcaja Found Their Doom Eight to Ten Miles Tfett of Santiago Terrldo Explosion on the TUcnyn-Ths Colon 'Was Cliaiod Sixty Miles West Before Her Fate Was Sealed 300 Prisoners Taken Inglorious End of the Famous Spanish Squadron. Special Cablt DtipaUA to U Sun. Off Sasttaqo, July 3. The Spanish squad ron commanded by Admiral Cervero, which caused so much anxiety to the American Government until it was bot tled up in tho harbor of Santiago, at tempted to-day to cscapo. At 0:40 o'clock this morning the watch ful eyes of the men on tho American ves sels blockading Santiago saw the torpedo boat destroyers Furor and Pluton coming out of tho mouth of tho harbor. Closo be hind them followed tho first-class armored cruisers Almlrante Oquendo, Vizcaya, In fanta Maria Teresa and Cristobal Colon. Immediately after leaving the harbor tho armored vessels turned westward and proceeded at a high rato of speed, whilo tho torpedo boats mado straight for tho Brooklyn, Commodore Schley's flagship. The Spanish ships wore all stripped down, and their hulls had a shabby, weatherbeaten look which seemed to in dicate that little attention had been given to appearances during their long Impris onment in Santiago harbor. Tholr hand some lines woro still thero, but those who saw tho imprcsslvo Vizcaya during her visit to New York nnd remarked tho ship shape and generally slick figure she made riding at anchor in the lower bay would scarcely have recognized her as she sneaked westward, hugging tho const, with tho crestfallen air ot a whipped dog in full retreat. As tho Spnnlsh vessels swept along in single file, whilo ours wero swiftly mov ing into position to open lire, they seemed already to shrink from tho terrible blows they know wero coming. The Spanlurds had hardly left the hur bor beforo a heavy flro was opened upon them and several of tho Americans start ed in pursuit. As the torpedo-boat destroyers started for tho Brooklyn, tho converted yacht Gloucester formerly tho Corsair, owned by Mr. J. P. Morgan commanded by Cnpt. Walnwright, which was lying closo by, started for the two dreaded llttlo boats, firing upon them ns she ad vanced, It didn't tuko the torpedo boat destroyers long to decide that they preferred flight to fighting. These vessels, iu which Spain had placed such reliance becauso of their speed and supposed fighting qualities, wero even less aggressive looking now thnn tho cruis ers. They gavo no ovidonco of a desire' to test their teoth, but made tho best possible uso ot their nimblo legs. They held a courso further inshore und astern of the cruisers and put tho latter between them and tho Yankee tdiips as much us possible. Alto gether the llrHt good look our tars got at Cervcrn's squadron was not what they had expected in view of tho Admiral' protestations that if the worst camo his ships would go down with their battle flags flying nnd their guns returning shot for shot of the enemy. Meanwhile, the Texas, Iowa Oregon, Indiana, and Brooklyn were in hot pur suit ot tho big Spanish ships. Tho Vizcnya nnd Infanta Maria Teieiu were hit re peatedly, but continued t flro und mn. Iu a short tlmo tho Almlrante Oquendo, Chautauqua Kxcurtlon, 1 10.00 round trip bjr hrle ItallroaJ, July &. Tickets good bijUI August a.Adt, MHHHHMMI instead of holding hnr course, put her helm up and headed In for tho bench, her commander having apparently concluded that it wns ImposMhlo for him to escape, and thht ho would destroy his veiol be fore letting tho Americans capture her. Hho Was run ashore at n point about eight miles west of Bant logo. Almost iinmcdtntely tho Infanta Mnrln Teresa followed iho Almlrante Oquendo, going nshoro scarcely n quarter of a mllo from whero tho hitter took tho bench. Shortly after they went nshoro flro storied on them, and soon they were wrapped in tinmen. In tho meantime their crews hnd got ashore. Tho Ylrcnyrtkcpt on for two miles fur ther and then she, too, nfnrted for the shoro. Almost ns soon ns bIio grounded thero was a terrific explosion aboard of her, her commnnder evidently having de termined to blow her up to prevent being captured by the Americnns. Tho Americans now devoted all their attention to the Cristobal Colon, which, nppnrently uninjured by tho American fire, steamed abend of all tho Americans that wero in pursuit of hor, with the ex ception of tho Gloucester. Tho latter vossel meanwhllo had un aided , destroyed both tho Pluton nnd Turor. Of the sixty men who were on tho position or Tnc desthoted ixext. AThe Cristobal Colon was blown up hore, south of the famous Inland town ot llavnmo. D At about this point tho Almlrante Oquendo and the Infanta Maria Teresa wero driven ashore, and the Vlzcara two miles further west. O The torpedo boat destroyers were de stroyed here. Pluton twenty of them escaped ashoro and lator wero taken prisoners. Lieut. Wood, in a small boat, rescued six men from tho Furor and captured her colors. The pursuit of tho Cristobal Colon wns kept up until about 2 o'clock in the after noon. She was tho fastest vessel of the Spanish squadron, nnd would probably have escaped if it had been a question of spoed nlono. But her pursuers wero con stantly pounding her with solid shot and shoU, nnd she finally gavo up in despair the attempt to get away. Bho was grounded at a point somo sixty miles west of Santiago. She was tho only ono of the Spanish vessels that lowerod her colors, which sho did as flho went ashoro. During tho wholo engagement the firing was very heavy. The firing by tho Span ish vessols wns very poor, and none of tho American ships was injured. Ono man aboard tho Brooklyn was killed by an ex ploding shell. Three hundred prisoners wero captured along tho beach, including Admiral Cer vero, who wu9 on tho Infanta Maria Teresa, and tho members of lift staff. Ho and his Captains were taken on board tho Gloucester in a small boat. The wounded prisoners woro also takon aboard the Gloucester. Tho slaughter on tho torpedo boats destroyers had been frightful. As Admiral Cervcra went aboard the Gloucester Capt. Wainwright shook him by tho hand nnd congratulated him upon having mado a most gallant fight. Ho placed his pri vate cabin at tho Admiral's disposal, and ho and his stuff retired there. Whilo Cnpt. Wainwright was talking to tho Ad miral tho latter wept. Tho crow of tho Glouccstor dressed tho wounds of tho Spaniards und procured food for them. They wero all half stnrved. Admiral Sampson, on tho flagship Now York, had gono to Slbonoy for a conference with Gen. Shaffer, but ho roturned in time to Join ln tho chaso of tho Cristobal Colon. The morning wns calm and beau tiful, nnd tho wholo engagement could bo seen by thoso aboard tho warships. Tho bench is now strewn for miles with hnlf burned lifeboats nnd dibris of all kinds, nmong which nro mnny corpses. The lioHpitnl nhlp Holnce lias been ordered from Guiiiitonnnio to euro for tho wounded. The total loss of tho Rpnnlnrds is not known, but must hnvo been vory heavy, not ulonn from tho Americnn flro but from drowning nnd from tho explosions that occurred on the Spanish warships after they were run nshoro. The Gloucester, which so dlHtinguUhed lieraelf to-day, wns formerly tho yacht Corsair, belonging to Mr. J. l'lerjiont Mor gan of New Voil;, 'lint men of the fleet nro high In their praise of tho audacity which led her cominnmlrr to tuekle, with out a moment's hesitation, tho two Spnn lsh torpedo boat destioyeiH. Just after tho action wnrshlp flying the Austrian colon nppenred itl Hnutlugo. Seeing tho Spanish ships on lire sho promptly put to sen. Hugo beacons havo been burned nt Santiago for tho past two Dining t'nrt n In Cnrln. OntlicOili'rmovc.llliuln Uinlteil train t'likli Vb lei It II , lmHim font of dirtUinlt, Ucsliromct aud Westlwtut thlrl sts. ilnlly at 7 I il -Mv, Chautauqua Kit union. 110 round trip via U . L. It M, 11. 11,, July 8, TickaU good vuiul Aug. 8. AUt. i mSm nlghta, nnd it is surmised that they had 1 1 W something to do with the Auatrinh WHIN ;1 W fhip. 1 H 3AtrsoS' Ti:r.t.H tittt uTOttt. 'i m Omrlrtt IUpnrt to the Navy Department S jjl the Destruction of Cervcrn's Ships. ft WAsainnToK, July 4. Tho official new 1 K that every vessel that had been ttndf J B Admiral Corvera'a command In Santiago k 9 harbor hnd been destroyed by ship ot ? fv W Admiral Bnmpson's fleet was received at fi jB tho Navy Department at ten minutes past Ii ! noon to-day in the following despatch II ffij from Admiral Sampson: H W "HlBOKET.Julyfl, via Hay tl, July . Thu 1 3HL fleet tnulor my command offers the natlott S JS nsnFourth of July present the destruction 'jlj W$l of tho wholo of Cervera's fleet not one) I fflj escaped. It attempted to escape at OtflO If this morning. Atatholastshlp.theOristrt- S J ffiJ bnl Colon, had run ashore sixty miles west u n ft of Snntiagonnd has let down her colors. Iff i ffl Tho Infanta Maria Teresa, Oquendo, and S ll X Vizcaya wero forced nshorp, burned and 'I 1 i blown up within twenty mllos of Santls ' 5 i ago. Tho Furor nnd Pluton were destroyed 1111 within four miles of tho port. JlS i " Our loss ono killed and two wounded, 1:1 9. Enemy's loss probably several hundre4 I. I $ from gun fire, explosions and drowning. jj, t' About 1,300 prisoners, including Admiral jj ' Cervcra. The man killed was Gcorgo B. je ., Ellis, chief yeoman of tho Brooklyn. ,'S ; )v "Sammos." 'M M This despatch from Commodoro Watson, VjM g commanding the Eastern squadron, was Mi W) received nt tho Navy Department to-nightt ; J K. " Plata del Este, Cuba, July 3. M j Wk "Sttretaru Kavy.WatMtiQtm: HUN "At 0:30 to-day Spanish squadron, seven ill fit in nil, including ono gunboat, camo out of jjj jfi Santiago in column and was totally do jjl Wi stroyed within an hour, excepting Crista- M 'JJ bal Colon, .which was chased 40 miles to jaj Kg westward by tho Commander-in-Chief, M W. Brooklyn, Oregon, and Texas, surrender' ii LS ing to Brooklyn, but was beached to pre- ff?j ffi vent sinking. Nono of our officers or men Mi K' was injured except on board Brooklyn, t fj tho chief yeoman, Ellis, was killed 'ajifl and one man woundod. Admiral Cer tffSf vera, all commanding officers except- Mfflk ing Oquendo, about 70 other officers and Htm 1,000 men nro prisoners. About 300 killed Kill or drowned and 100 wounded. Latter fJttjJM cared for on Bolaco nnd Olivette. Have) mWw Just arrived off Santiago in Marblchcad to p tnko charge whilo Commander-in-Chief ia !ti looking out for Cristobal Colon. . sXB " Watsojt." ' ekaHH From Commodore Watson's concluding iJEt sentence it is apparent that Admiral Sfg Sampson has turnod ovor to him tempo- I .1jQ rarlly tho command of tho United States V fWt fleet off Santiago. Tho Commandcr-in- - Mm Chief referred to in connection with tho Sm chaso after tho Colon means Admiral T.fW Sampson. . &M Tho New York is tho Admiral's flagship, -1 fp but thero Is nothing in tho despatch to Si show that sho participated ln tho chase. jwj The Inference to be drawn from the rata- jffifPii sago is that efforts are being made under (ffAM Admiral Sampson's personal direction to tiflPr savo tho Colon. "fiuK Immediately on the receipt of Admiral 3My Sampson's message tho President sent tho NtlK following: "IwK "ExKcrmva Mansion, 1 I iSflkl " WAsautoroN, D. C, July 4. f ' mW " Admiral Samplon, llaya del Ettt: , ISiBl " You havo tho gratltudo and congrata- 'iftifll latlons of the whole Americnn people. !,t!s Convey to your noblo officers and crews, ' isIS through whoso valor now honors havo iofoei been added to tho American navy, the Ig 9 gratoful thanks and appreciation of tho .Jjjl f : nation. William MoKinlit." iPfij Secretary Long sent the following: tmB " Wasdinotos, D. C., July 4. '. 'film! " To Admiral Samplon, rtaya dtl Elte: I f if 'Si' " The Secretary of tho Navy sends yon Mif' nnd every officer and man of your fleet, MMj remembering aflectionatly your dead com- SaHf rade, grateful acknowledgment of yonjf IfCp!1 heroism and skill. All honor to the bravo 1 IIhI You havo maintained tho glory of the j flyi American Navy. Johx D. Loxo." Wft Tho official records of tho Navy Depart i JiljJ mentshowthntGeorgoEUis.Clilef Yeoman, Wm the only man killed on tho American fleet, ' fi Was born Oct. 20, 1875, at Peoria, 111., and I Wi enlisted nt Brooklyn, May 3, 1807. HlO ,'l& next of kis in his widow, Sadto Ellis, who 4 f$, Uves at Bullshend, N. Y. f The Government know early yesterday ) i S that Cervero intended to make the at- ffli ' tempt to run out of Santiago harbor. Ao- , a cording to the information that leaked ' I Wi out to-day, Ccrvern hud snld ln a h club in Santiago thnt ho did not ) ft intend to1 be caught llko a rat in ' f I ' a hole, but would tuke his chances of on iff j open fight at sea ns a sailor should, Hs fltf. j, also snld that he intended to mako the at- M A tempt nt 10 o'clock on Sunday morning. Til5 Somo of tho French rofugecs who left Ban- jES tlugou few days ugo nnd placed themselves 1mI under the protection of Ueu. Gurcia had ItXfl heard of this talk, and told about it nftor fo ify; they reached the insurgent camp. The J.1 r information appeared to bo authentic, and t it was cabled to the Wur Department, Of I JU course, tho Nnvy Department wns inime- liiM dintoly informed. This was ycHterday, ;i 1 and it wus too lato then to semi it wain- m lug mcbsnge from hero to Admit itl Sninp. ' ?'i sou. Is Although practically HiitiHflcil that ft Sampson hud been informed ot t'er- I m vcrn's plan liy tho sumo sources of in- I !I formation that the War Department I - J'