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The Numb of Our Killed
and Wounded.
Way Open for Advance Upon
Morro Castle.
Army Sang "Star Spangled Ban
ner" During a Lull in Battle.
The battle vesterday lasted until 9
Late advices state the American
loss as more than 1.000 wounded and
Morro Castle is in ruins.
San Juan Heights has fallen.
The town of El Caney, or El
Gauev has been taken.
Shells from the Spanish fleet did
heavy execution among our troops.
Gen. Pando has reinforced Santi
ago with 6,000 men.
Early this morning Gen. Shafter
telegraphed the War Department
that he had underestimated the actual
casualties and asked for medical as
The hospital ship Relief will be
sent at once to Gen. Shafter.
Secretary Alger says that no addi
tional troops will be sent from Camp
Alger to Santiago before the 8th or
9th of the month.
The State Department has received
information that two vessels of Ca
mara's squadron have entered the
Suez canal.
War Department officials are not
in possession of any information to
show that fighting at Santiago was
resumed today, but they believe that
?uch is the fact.
Tile Opi-ned for nn Advance ou
Morro C'nstle.
NEW YORK. July 1?A copyrighted dis
patch to the Evening World, dated "In the
Field. Two Miles from Santiago, July 1,"
and cabled from Play a del Este, says:
San Juan Heights have fallen, and the
?way is now opened for an advance on Mor
ro CasUe.
It wa? a glorious v'ctory, but very dearly
The place was the strongest Spanish out
post, well fortified and valiantly defended.
The position was an excellent one.
San Juan hill is steep, and an artillery
battery was located on it. It was also oc
cupied by barracks and other buildings.
The Spaniards Yielded.
The American troops stormed the heights
and Spanish valor had to yield to the bull
dog tenacity and courage of the Anglo
As I wiYte. our troops are swarming up
the hill and covering it like ants. The
Spaniards are demoralized.
The fighting has been of the hardest kind
and our troops have suffered severely, but
the enemy's works are in their hands and
they do not count the cost.
l/ipiure of El Caney.
El Caney is also ours. The general ad
vance. which begun at 3 p.m., has been
Euct<?ssful all along the line.
After driving the enemy out of El Caney
the troops took possession of the village
and destroyed the Spanish fort by which
it had been defended. Ttle Spaniards fled
Into the city of Santiago, where they now
The losses on both sides were heavy. A
bursting Spanish shell almost annihilated
an entire company of our troope.
? uhann Did \ot Succeed la Prevent
la? His Arrival.
NEW YORK, July 2.?A special dispatch
from Playa del Este to the Evening World
quotes General Garcia as authority for the
statement that General Pando has entered
Santiago with 6,000 soldiers, reinforcing
General Linares.
General Pando left Manzanillo on June
22 with M.ooo or 9.U00 men. and a large train
of provisions and ammunition.
General Shafter sent 2,000 Cubans back
to Aowraderos on the transports to the
west of Santiago to head oft Pando, but
they evidently failed to accomplish that
A Different Version.
(Coiyrinhr. 1W, by the Associated Press.)
MOXTEGO BAY. Island of Jamaica, Fri
day. July 1, 10:30 p.m. (Delayed in trans
mission.)? A Cuban messenger from the in
surgents near Manzanillo, province of San
tiago de Cuba, who landed near here today
from a sail boat, brought the Intelligence
that Use Spanish troops, numbering about
*000 men, which left Manzanillo on June
23 to march to Santiago, were called back
by Gen. Pando.
It appears that when the army had
reached the vicinity of Bayamo General
Pando was not with the troops, as had
been reported. He was and Is In Havana.
The relieving army, the Cuban says, was
supplied with food and the roads were al
n:cst Impassable, and the artillery could
not be dragged along them. Thus getting
to Santiago In time to succor the garrison
there appeared to be impossible, hence the
recal of the troops.
His llattery the First to Open the
Artillery fr'lwht.
NEW YORK, July 2.?A special dispatch
to the Evening World, dated El Paso, Cuba,
near Santiago, noon, by way of Playa Del
Este, July 1, says:
The first artillery fight of the campaign
has just been ended by the silencing of a
Spanish battery.
The wounded are still being picked up as
this dispatch is hurried away.
General Lawton's division bivouacked
near El Caney last night without fires.
At 7 o'clock this morning there was a
MaJ. Gen. Shatter.
sullen "boom!" It was the first shot from
Capron's battery, fired to avenge the kill
ing of his son.
Promptly the Spanish began to answer
the challenge from their forts and trenches.
At 7:15 Grimes' battery opened on the
Spanish troops to the right of the San
Juan blockhouse.
The common powder used by our troops
smoked, and was a fine target for the Span
ish field battery, which probably was serv
ed by Admiral Cervera's marines, Judging
by the accuracy of the aim.
Spnnlith Fire Censed.
While our smoke gave the enemy our
rarge, Grimes could not locate the enemy's
guns, which used smokeless powder, ex
cept approximately. But, satisfied as to the
Spanish position, our men worked like mad.
The Spanish lire gradually slackened, and
In less than an hour it ceased altogether.
Buttery A of the 2d Artillery .deserves
great credit for the victory, for It was a
case of blindness against sight.
The battery's loss, the olficirs state, was
as follows:
The Killed.
Private Underwood.
Private Helm.
The Wounded.
First Sergt. George C. Heary.
Sergt. Velte.
Sergt. Comford.
Corpl. Keen*.
The battery was supported by the rough
riders, about 100 Cubans with a Hotchklss
gun, a detachment of the loth Cavalry and
a squad from Company C of the 2d Cav
Most of the Spanish shells flew low over
the crest of the battery's position and ex
ploded. Through them the rough riders
had about ten wounded men, among them
R. Champlaln, whose left elbow was
The Cuban leader Gonzalez rsports that
the Cubans lost twenty killed and wounded.
The details of Gen. Lawton's losses have
not arrived.
Heavy volley firing has been heard for
thrie hours. It seems to indicate a strong
American advance.
Both In Battle.
There Is no artillery firing from El Caney
and only scattering shots come from San
Juan, which has a slope of fifteen feet In
the hundred. Both divisions really are In
The day ia clsar and a moderate breeze Is
blowing, but there is a strong heat. The
troops are In good condition.
Captain Grimes and Corporal McLean,
who were overcome by the heat, are recov
The battery shot on.> hundred rounds,
two-thirds shell and the balance shrapnel.
The military balloons used by the signal
corps for the purpose of obtaining accurate
information of the location of the enemy
and the character of their dsfenses proved
of inestimable service In yesterday's en
gagement. The balloon sent up yesterday
floated Just over the trse tops and was
easily guided along three miles of the road
toward the lines of the enemy.
Whenever it halted for the purpose of
taking a photograph of the fortifications
below, the Spaniards seized the occasion
for taking pot shots at the midair mon
ster. At one time the big balloon hung
ov?r San Juan, not over 500 yards from the
enemy, and for five minutes the Spaniards
below tried In vain to puncture It.
Wounded Rough Riders.
In the fighting at San Juan a Spanish
shell, two and a half Inches in diameter,
burst In the midst of Cape. Purltler's bat
tery, in the 1st Artillery, wounding several.
Among thosj Injured was Private Samuel
Roosevelt's rough riders were also in this
fight, and they bore themselves with as
much credit as In last Friday's battle In the
Several of the rough riders were wound
ed. among them the following:
Sergt. S. G. Devore, Troop K.
Corpl. W. A. Armstrong, Troop J.
Corpl. McSparron, Troop G.
Private Alvln C. Ash. Troop G.
Private W. Freeman, Troop F.
Private Benjamin A. Long, Troop K.
Private Mason Mitchell, Troop K.
Corpl. V. D. Horton, Troop I, 3d U. S.
Cavalry, was also wounded.
Later and Fnller Accounts of the
First Attack.
Further telegraphic details of the gensral
attack yesterday are as follows:
(Copyright, 1888, by the Associated Press.)
Slboney, July 1, 3:30 p.m., via Playa del
Este, Guantanamo Bay.?At 1 o'clock this
afternoon, after five hours' terrific fight
ing. ths Spanish began to leave their en
trenchments and retreat into the city.
Many Americans were wounded, and are
(Continued on Second Page.)
All Sorts of Rumors About Yester
day's Engagement.
All That is Needed Will Be Hurried
to Shatter.
Before noon today a hundred wild rumors
were cflcat around the White House as to
the condition of affairs at Santiago. They
vi ere got in all parts of the city, some de
riving their beginning in the War De
partment and going from mouth to mouth;
ccrgressmen repealing them and asking
for the facts.
The most alarming of these was that
Gen. Shatter's army had been flanked and
was in a critical position. A congressman
who repeated this story said it had been
given him by an official in the War De
The stories created the greatest anxiety,
and were given some color in view of the
fact that Secretary Alger was then en
gaged in a protracted conference with the
President, and that Assistant Secretary
Meiklejohn and Surgeon General Stern
berg of the army had gone hurriedly to
the White House to participate in confer
Secretary Alger lift the White House at
1 o'clock, and immediately killed all the
wild stories by saying that no information
had come that General Shaftjr was in dis
tress. To the contrary, the Secretary said
he had every reason to believe that the as
sault on Santiago was proceeding steadily
and succissfully.
llo?pllal Shlpn ami Supplies.
Secretary Alger said that he had been
talking over the general situation with the
President and arranging to send a hospital
s hip, surgeons and supplies to General Shat
ter. It had bjen decided to at once dispatch
a hospital ship, well provided for its work.
Pending the arrival of this ship. General
Shatter will be telegraphed to hold as many
of the transport ships .'is he sees lit and use
them as hospital ships. Secretary Alger
a'so arranged with Secretary Long to allow
the army to use the Solace, now with the
r.avy at Santiago.
"There are eighty army surgeons with
Gen. Shatter, and they will be able to han
al3 the wounded until the arrival of more
Burgeons," said Secretary Alger.
(Jitalic of the Heuvy
Gen. Alger was asked if he thought the
heavy losses in yesterday's engagement
were due largely to tnj shells from the
Spanish ships. He said that he would like
to know of t*U himself. Ha could not be
lieve that the Spanish infantry or artillery
could have inflicted such losses. It is also
believed that prostrations from ths heat
and over-exertion will make up a consider
cble portion of the loss.
When the rumors were flying that Gen
eral Shafter had possibly met with some
reverse Representative Fleming of Georgia
was at the White House. "I do not be
lieve any such story," he said, "but if it
should prove true the Spaniards will rue
the day they reaped any advantage. Men
will spring from behind every bush in this
country to go to the front to avenge our
soldiers. I will leave Congress and go
without enliBting. if necessary."
Senator Hanna was another caller during
tho day. He was cool, but anxious for
news; confldent of the outcome, but eager
to know the result.
Kumerom Visitor*.
The President had numerous visitors dur
ing the day. and spoke to nearly all of
them of the latest information in his pos
session. Every news bulletin during the
day was handed him by Captain Montgom
ery just as soon as it could be taken from
the wires.
Secretary Alger first went to the White
House about 10 o'clock, but then had no
news. It was after the receipt of General
Shatter's dispatch that he returned for a
long conference with the President.
Anxiety Over Transports for Manila.
There is some anxiety in administration
circlcs about the non-arrival of the first
expedition of soldiers to Manila, but this
will not become acute for several days. It
is realized that tho time foi making such
trips is always underestimated. A slight
accident to any of thu ships mifcht have
delayed the expedition. A storm might
have carried them out of their course.
If the next dispatches from Admiral
Dewey do not report the arrival of the
ships President McKinley will be greatly
worried. He has not lost sight of the
Manila situation during the excitement of
the last two days.
Secretary Alger Is not alarmed. He is
hopeful that the American forces will have
control of Manila on July 4, at the same
time believing that Gen. Shafter will cele
brate the 4th in Santiago.
It is probable that the day will be a glor
ious one for Americans and the American
troops in remotely separated parts of the
No Lei I'p In Preparations of War
Vessels at llroolclyn.
NEW YORK, July 2.?The Brooklyn
navy yard will be closed tomorrow and
Monday, but the work of fitting out the
war vessels will not stop for an Instant.
Gangs of mechanics and laborers are
working day and night in compliance with
hurry orders from Washington. The re
pairs on the cruiser Chicago have so far
progressed that the vessel was placed In
dry dock this morning. The new propeller
will be adjusted to the cruiser Atlanta next
week. The steamer Portchalmers is being
stripped of her tophamper, so as to add to
her speed, and it is expected that she will
accomplish fifteen knots when the altera^
Hons now in progress have been completed.
A small draft of bluejackets arrived at
the receiving ship Vermont today from the
League Island navy yard, Philadelphia.
Spaniards Destroy a Railway.
LONDON, July 2.?The Madrid corres
pondent of the Dally Mail says:
"It Is officially announced that the (Span
iards hav2 destroyed a small railway run
ning from the mining regions which it is
supposed the Americans Intended to
utilize for an attack on Morro Caatlo."
Seneca Pat Iato Jamaica. ?
LONDON, July 8.?A dispatch from
Lloyd's agent at Kingston. Jamaica, says
the United States transport Seneca put
Into Port Antonio, Jamaica, for stores on
I June 80, and sailed again on July L
I Desperate Character of the Fighting
Indicated by Jf umber of Casualties.
The profoundest concern throughout
military and official circles marked the
opening of the second day upon which the
battle of Santiago Is being fought. The
desperate character of the fighting Is now
fully known to the. War Department. The
Information is In addition to the report
made by General Shatter last midnight,
when he roughly estimated his casualties
as above four hundred. Later reports, offi
cial and direct from tjie field, indicate that
this estimate was far too low. General
Shatter had not, up till 11 o'clock this
morning, placed any exact figure on his
loss, but he had made it clear that his
first estimate at 400 was much- short of
the actual loss. The Associated Press dis
patch from the field, giving the casualties
at about 1,000, is in line with Gen. Shaf
ter's later intimation, although, as stated,
he sets no figure.
The military authorities were alert early
In the day, despite the fact that they had
been up well through the nlgl.t in anxious
waiting for the latest reports. Secretary
Alger and the adjutant general of the
army, General Corbin, held a conference us
soon as the Secretary arrived this morn
ing. Then Surgeon Gei tral Sternberg was
sent for and Joined in the conference. As
a result it is understood that the surgeon
general will send a large force of medical
officers, some forty or fitly, to Santiago at
once, ill addition to those already with
Gen. Shatter's men. All suitable appli
ances will be provided.
A Terrific Engagement.
Neither the Secretary nor the adjutant
general would add anything to the infor
mation given out at midnight. It was
said, however, that the estimate of casu
alties first made by Gen. Shatter was un
der rather than over the real loss, as the
dense growth of chapparel in which the
American troop3 fought made it well nigh
in possible at first to learn the real extent
of the loss. An impressive seriousness per
vaded all military and official centers.
That our gallant men had pressed their
wry, foot by foot, up to the commanding
plateau of Caney was welcome indeed,
but there was now the full realisation that
this had been done in the face of a wither
ing fire. Instead of a skirmish on -he
right flank, as the later reports yesterday
indicated, it is now clear that a general
engagement, and a terrific one, had been
fought under the broiling tropical sun and
in the tangled vegetation northeast of
The Temperature Was lOO.
An idea of- the conditions under which
the battle of Santiago is being waged is
conveyed in a telegram received at the
War Department today to the effect that
the temperature at Santiago registered 106
degrees yesterday.
General Miles and his Btaft were to
gether at headquarters early in the day.
Spread on the general's desk was a map
showing in minutest details every road
way, trail and elevation about Santiago.
The general traced the line 'of operations
yesterday, and the probable line of action
now in progress. He had received nothing
additional from the field. He spoke grave
ly of the flarcer.ess of the fighting yester
day. From a strategic point of view, Law
ten's taking of Caney yesterday gave him
command of an elevation on the rlghl
wing, serving the double purpose of di
verting the enemy from the left and open
ing a way to our left wing. It also gave
our troops a more commanding sweep of
the enemy's northern defenses. Inciden
tally, it accomplished the Important pur
pose of preventing, at least to some ex
tent, Pando's coming down with reinforce
ments from the north, and turning our
right flank.
Officially Unaware of Fighting.
"Not a word has been received from Gen.
Shatter by the War Department since his
dispatch of 4 o'clock this morning." said
Adjutant General Corbin at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. The dispatch referred to was
that In which the general Indicated his fear
that he had underestimated the actual
casualties and had asked for medical as
sistance. Consequently, the authorities are
unaware officially of any fighting that may
be in progress today and know nothing
more regarding affairs at the front than
Is contained in the press dispatches. "Gen.
Shafter is not stopping to write reports if
he is engaged in a fight," said one official
today, "but will make his report when op
portunity occurs."
There were a number of callers at the
War Department today, but few saw Sec
retary Alger. The latter, after conferring
with his assistants regarding Shafter's re
quests, went over to the While House and
remained there several hours.
No Advices lip to 3 O'Clock.
The deepest suspense existed throughout
military and official circles as the day pro
gressed and no word came from Gen. Shaf
ter. At 3 o'clock, when a round was made
at all of the points of the War and Navy
Departments where dispatches are usually
received, nothing was forthcoming as to
the situation on the field.
Adjt. Gen. Corbin, to whom the first
military reports are submitted, reiterated
what he had said earlier in the day, tha:
nothing had come from Shafter since 4
o'clock this mornlrg. The officials were
not even aware that the battle itself was
In progress, so far as information received
today .was concerned.
The lack of reports was attributed main
ly to the fact that General Shafter was
so thoroughly occupied with the impera
tive duties of the hour that there was
scant time or opportunity for giving the
detailed progress of his movements.
The'Secretary of War remained at the
White House some hours and did not re
turn to the War Department up to a late
hour this afternoon. The Navy Depart
ment was also lacking In any specific in
formation of the situation ground Santi
ago, although here, too, tbare was the
deepest anxiety and suspense over the con
dition ot affair*.
, m 1 >
Appropriation of fSOyOOO Restored by
The conferees on the general deficiency
bill have not agreed, but are making good
progress. It has been decidcd to restore
the provision appropriating (60,000 for a
commission to adjust tha differences be
tween the United States and Canada. This
was struck out of the House bill by the
*"?"* V
Two Spanish Vessels Have Dees
Brought Into Key West.
KEY WEST, 71a., July 8, 9 a.m.?The
Spanish steamer Bonito Estiuger, of about
COO tons, and a small sloop, (he Emmanuel
and Raoul, captured by the Hornet on
; June 27 and 28, off Hanxanillo, were
brought In here thta morning by a prise
I crew under Ensign Mark St. Clair Ellis.
Foreign Newspaper View of the Im
portant Question.
British Press no Longer Unanimous
in Praise of America.
LONDON, July 2.?The Spectator prints
an article which Is likely to attract atten
tion. on the widening of the war In every
direction, during the course of which it
"One thing is very curious In all this mat
ter, and that is the scanty evidence of
American opinion which reaches Europe.
What do all these Quiet millions of work
ing freeholders and industrious citizens,
who live away from the newspaper cor
respondents, think about the progress of
the war? Are they aware that their coun
try stands at the parting of the ways,
that her external policy must be radically
modified, and that she is engaged in a war
which may so develop that it will occupy
years, create a national debt and leave the
United States with a powerful army and
the second fleet in the world? Do they
think of peace, or have they made up their
minds that there shall be no peace until
Spain begs for it and surrenders her colo
nies? Above all, have they thought of the
possibility of the war extending, and what,
in that case, they will order their govern
ment to do?"
Morning l'ost Snarl*.
The unanimity with which the British
newspapers have been praising the United
States lately is again disturbed by this
snarling editorial of the Morning Post,
which newspaper, in addition, prints a let
ter protesting against Great Britain s help
to America," and declaring that It should
be known that at the critical turning point
in tho struggle between Spain and the
United States it is Great Britain that is in
fluencing and determining the issue.
The letter also declares that on Sunday
last, in Washington, the day after Colonel
John Hay, the United States ambassador,
had had a long interview with the pre
mier, the Marquis of Salisbury, Mr. John
Long, the American Secretary of the Navy,
boatted that Admiral Camara's fleet would
not be allowed to pass through the canal.
Work of laninru.
"If," the letter continues, "the position
of the American forces in the Pacific is
considered of importance this decision will
at once become manifest. Four unarmored
cruisers lie in Manila bay, weed-gTown al
ter two months of inactivity in tropical wa
ters, and desperately snort of ammunition
and coal. In the meanwhile three Bmali
military expeditions, which left San Fran
cisco, are struggling across. An active
commander with a force such as Admiral
Camara has would, of course, have the
whole American position in the Pacific at
his mercy. The American government Is
aware of this, and when it found that
threats of an immediate attack on the
Spanish coast were unsuccessful It appeal
ed to the British government to stop Ad
miral Camara's fleet."
The special correspondent of the Times
in Beflin says that the angry protests of
the Cologne Gazette and Lokalanzelger
against "America's presuming to dictate to
Admiral Von Diedrichs' (the German naval
commander at Manila) as to how he should
act, "were called out by the statement made
by the Evening Post of New York that an
agreement In regard to Admiral Von Died
richs' attitude had been reached at a con
ference between Secretary Day and Dr.
Von Holleben, the German ambassador at
(irrninn Continent.
The Cologne Gazette says:
"Admiral Von Diedrichs requiies no in
structions from Washington in regard to
w hat he is to do or to leave undone. So
long a.5 he does not interfere sc as to ob
struct or promote the enttrprises of either
of the belligerents, neither Admiral Dewey
nor Secretary Sherman (?) is compe<ent
to give him any directions whatever. In
like mcrner, the German government will
not concern Itself as to the measures
which Spain or America may adopt for
the maintenance of their interests in the
Philippine Islands."
The Lokalanzelger says: "A German ad
miral knows quite well In what fashion he
has to maintain and protect the interests
of his countrymen. He would most ener
getically repel any impertinent attempt to
handle his affairs. This Is the proper an
swer to the presumptions of the Yankee
The Cologne Gavette says: "Further
than that, the phantoms of American
Imaginations are beginning to be positively
ridiculous; we have not the slightest in
tention of exciting ourselves over the per
fidious insinuations against Germany which
the New York and Washington press un
fortunately adopt from London. We leave
it to the course of events to make the
Americans ashamed of themselves and
bring them to reason."
The Berlin correspondent of the Times
"One has only to ask intelligent and lnde
psndent advocates, as well as opponents
of German colonial expansion here. In every
class of the community, and the answer in
variably la that it may be regarded as quite
certain that Germany will do her best to
obtain a footing on the islands."
London Ttmea' Editorial.
Editorially the Times says:
"Thj German newspapers are In a great
state of excitement because the Americana
venture to question the motives of the ex
traordinary display of German ships at
Manila. Public opinion In America, on the
other hand, is very naturally arousad by
the exceedingly" outspoken language com
ing from inspired sources in Germany In re
gard to the proper aims of German policy
In the Philippines. The efforts to explain
away that languagt by pretending It was
used only by the 'malicious British press'
may do well for the consumption of Ger
man readers, but It will not impose for an
instant upon American intelligence.
"Apart from the menaces which, how
ever, disavowed In words, find thilr con
crete embodiment tn the German ships, the
American government can not but be
aware that the official explanation of these
ships being at Manila practically placss
America on the level with Turkey. Were
the Germans at war with Prance and in
I possession of a French colonial harbor with
the Intent to reduce a French town, and
war* America to send Into that harbor a
naval force comparable with that of Ger
many, under the pretext of protecting a
handful of Amerloan aubjects from outrage,
we have no doubt the world would ring
with German protests at the 'grcwi breach
of International courtesy,' If not of the
rules of neutrality.
"It Is true that four British ships are now
at Manila, and that our commander-in-chief
at Hone Kong has power to send more.
If necessary, but the Americans know quit*
well that the meaning of our presence
there is totally different from anything that
charity can assign as a meaning of the
German demonstration, in view not only of
the semi-official and inspired utterances of
the German press, but of the general at
titude of the German government."
Troops From Over the Bortler to Cele
brate Independence Day.
An indication of the feeling of cordiality
existing between the United States and
Canada was furnished today by the ap
plication of a battalion of Canadian troops
to enter the United States with arms to as
sist In the celebration of the Fourth of
The application came from the l.Td Bat- :
talion of the troops stationed at Ottawa,
consisting of the Royal Scots and tha
C.irleton Rifles. Their desire was to go i
from Ottawa to Portland, Me., to partici
pate in the celebration or this .union's na
tal day. Coming at this time, the applica
tion may be taken as evidence of the fra
ternal feeling which has been developing
between the two countries for a long time.
When the application was submitted to
President McKlnley he granted it promptly
and the State Department at once noti
fied the applicants of the action taken.
Secretary of the Treasury Gage has di
rected the collectors of customs at the point
where the Canadian troops will enter this
country to pass them with their arms and
such equipments as they may have with
Two of the Ve?nrl* Have Entered the
Sues Cannl.
The folio.ving bulletin in regard to Ad
miral Camar-i's fleet was posted at the
State Department this alternoon: .
"Spanish ships Colon and Corodorga en
tered the Suez canal yesterday. Rest, with
exception of one repairing, left harbor,
cesling from their transports.
"(Signed) VTATTS."
The sender of this telegram is the deputy
ccnsul at Cairo, who has been at Port Said
for several days past observing the opera
tions of the Sponlsh fleet. His telegram
cerroborat?s the press dispatches to the ef
feet that Almtral Cair&ra had divided his
squadron, a part going into the Suez canal
bound east and the remainder putting out
to sea bound ai parentiy westward. The
statement that the main portion of the
souaaron Is coaillng frc m transports In
dicates conelusi- ely that the Spaniards
failed In their efforts to obtain coal at Port
Said. The two ships reported as having
entered the canal are not of much conse
quence as fighting machines, and are not
calculated to cause *ny special trouble to
Admiral Dewey or to make any material
change In the existing conditions of af
fairs at Manila. The Colon Is a troop ship.
The Corond >nga la a collier with troops
The Impression conveyed by Consul
Watts' teleg -am that the principal ships of
the Spanish squadron have started back
to Spain Is gratifying to naval officials. In
asmuch as It will undoubtedly greatly sim
plify the execution of the orders to Com
modore Watson, commanding the easte.u
squadron, "to capture or destroy Comara's
fleet." The American squadron Is stronger
and better .nanned ar.d equipped than the
Spanish squadron, and its officers would
desire nothing better than a fair, opan con
test for supremacy in the neutral waters
of the Mediterranean.
Report of Horro'a Rnln Has Xo( Been
The report that Admiral Sampson has
telegraphed the Navy Department that
Morro Castl? is a complete ruin, as a result
of a bombardment by his ships yesterday.
Is emphatically denied at the Navy Do
partment, where it Is s>aid that nothing has
been received from Admiral Sampson since
the beginning of the military attack on
Santiago yesterday morning.
Gen. Boynton to Command a Brigade
of the First Corp*.
Brigadier General Henry V. Boynton has
been ordered to report to Major General
John E. Brooke, commanding the 1st Army
Corps, now in camp at Chlckamauga, Ga.,
for assignment to the command of a bri
gade In that corps. Inasmuch as this corps
is destined to take an important part in
the military operations in Cuba and Porto
Rico in the r.ear future, General Boynton
Is likely to see considerable active service
in the field.
She Would Give l'p Spain's Throne
for Peace.
PARIS, July 2.?The Matin says the
Queen Regent of Spain desires the inter
vention of Europe, and would "willingly
sacrifice the throne for the pcace which Is
imperative In the interests of and for the
honor of Spain."
A Division Will Probably Be Taken
Wednesday or Thuraday.
The discussion on the Hawaiian annexa
tion resolution went along In the Senate
today without incident of special moment.
In fact, there was today no development
with regard to the situation of consequence,
the opposition to the resolution keeping up
a show of a fight although they realize that
their strength Is constantly growing
There is little doubt that a vote on the
resolution will be obtained next Wednesday
or Thursday. Unless some agreement for
a definite time for a vote is reached this
afternoon before the Senate adjourns, the
Senate will probably meet Monday. If the
opposition show* a disposition to fix a time
for voting the majority in the Senate
would be perfectly ready to permit an ad
journment over the Fourth of July. Other
wise the fight will be kept up without re
gard to the legal holiday.
Senator Jones being out of town today. It
Is more difficult to secure an understanding
between the leaders on both sides of the
Will Close mt 8 P. M.
During July an4 August the Post and In
terior Departments will dose on Saturdays
at S o'clock.
A Private Secretary Promotion.
Jno. J. Howley of New York, private sec
retary to the first assistant postmaster gen
eral. has been promoted from (1.000 to
Jiff limn
Germany, France and
Russia's Agreement
To Prevent America or England
Gaining the Philippines
They Have Reached an Understand
ing on This Point
BERLIN. July 2.?On the boot authority
the correspondent here of the Associated
Press Is Informed that Germany, Franoe
and Russia have reached an understanding
to Interfere in the rhillpplr.es when hostili
ties cease to prevent the United States or
Great Britain gaining possession of the
whole of the islands.
When the war is over an International
congress will be proposed, similar to the
Berlin congress of 1N78, to settle all ques
tions connected with the war. All the
groat powers will be invited to join. In
cluding the United States and Spain.
It appears certain that Germany will
then demand a slice of the Philippine
Islands or other compensation In the far
The correspondent of the Asso.laied
Press has received corroboration of the
above facta from authentic souices. The
same authority says Geimany is doing a
thriving trade In previsions, 'especially
peas, beans and canned goods, t-nd in am
munition and small arms, through Ham
burg commission merchants, who are sell
ing both to Spain and to the United Stales.
The latter. It apptars, Is buying quan
tities of the potassium used for saltpeter
from the big German alkail Works. All
these goods, it is asserted, are shipped
from Copenhagen, mainly by ihe luiiig
valla line.
The German government h~s ordered
that three cruisers be kept In West In
dian waters from the autumn. In s-plte of
the war, the German exports to America
are as large as ever. Tn* Frankiort dis
trict exported last quarter C,8sl,(>74 marks.
Similar reports come from other districts.
Agulnatldo's Sacreii, It is Reported,
Hum l.i'd ill Hi I u tKreoir Action.
LONDON, July 2.?'The Berlin corre
spondent of the Standard says:
"A dispatch to the Cologne Gazette from
Hong Kong declares that General Agui
naldo, flushed with success, insists upou
the absolute independence of the Philip
"A..other report alleges that there is an
agreement between the United Slates and
Japan to prevent the interfeience of Russia
and Germany on the Philippines, by means
of Japan concentrating a fleet oil' the gulf
of Pe-C'hi-Li, in readiness to seize Chinese
or Corean ports if opportunity oilers.
Spnuiali M?ip tu|il?rrd.
Advices from Hong Konk state that It ap
pears from letters from Cavlle, dated June
27, the insurgents occupy the whole of Bu
lucan province. Occasional skirmishes oc
cur. The insurgents captured the Spanish
ship Behul, in kayabao bay, ?hile she was
landing uutl troops. A stubborn light en
sued, in which the Spanish commander, a
lieutenant colonel, was killed. The In
surgents have captured the governor of
Bulucan, together with his wile and chil
General Aguinaldo placed under arrest
the rebel leaders Artachio and Sandico, for
liaving revealed the fact that the steamer
Pasig, recently seized by the Hoag Kong
authorities, was laden with arms lor the
insurgents. Sandico applied to Consul Wil
liams, and was liberated. He is now on
board the Nanshan. it is feared that the
incident wiil cause a split iu the insurgent
party, Sandico being influential, and the
only insurgent" capable of administration.
The Insurgents fear that General Agui
naldo will shoot Artachio unless Admiral
Dewey inter teres, as he Is suspicicus that
Sandico and Artachio Intended lo foim ail
opposition party.
London Reports Hare It That Ad
miral Casurs Will Briars.
LONDON. July 2.?A special dispatch
from Madrid says that after the cabinet
meeting yesterday It was officially an
nounced that Admiral Camara's torpedo
boat destroyers will return from Port Said
to ?^>aln.
The Madrid correspondent of the Daily
Mall says: "I believe that Admiral Ca
mara's squadron will certainly return to
Bpaln, owing to the difficulties Interested
parties have successfully thrown In Its
Lloyds' agent at Port Said telegraphs at
9:10 o'clock tills morning that the Spanish
warship Prosperina has gone to sea.
LONDON. July 2.?Lloyd's agent at Port
?aid telegraphing at 4:80 p.m. today, says
the Spanish fleet is anchored outside Egyp
tian waters and Is engaged In coaling.
SUEZ, July 2.?The 8panish colliers,
which entered the canal yesterday, arrived
hare at t f.a today.

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