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Mercury Up to 101 at Two C'clock
Several Cases Reported of Pros
trations From Heat.
The unusuar salutation today between
Washingtonians was:
"Isn't this terrible?"
And the reply Invariably was:
"Simply awful."
The words hail no reference to the news
from Santiago. which was both terrible and
awful when it was taken In relation to our
killed r.nd wounded soldiers, and besides,
there was recompense in the Cuban infor
mation which told of Morro Castle being in
ruins and continued victory for our forces.
1'sed. then, as they were. In describing the
weather, they were simple words despite
the intense meaning. The atmosphere was
something worse than cither. All night the
air had been close and stagnant, enervating
and sleep destroying. No breeze found its
way through cpen windows to relieve re
cumbent dwellers within. Fond parents
wore themselves out fanning their panting
babies, and fervent prayers went up from
countless l:'ps for relief.
None came during the hours of night, and
?when morning broke everybody knew the
day was to be one of the worst in their ex
perience so far as heat was concerned. As
the day wore on It became more and more
evident that this Impression would be more
than realized. At 10:30 o'clock thermome
ters In stores on public streets showed sev
eral degrees higher temperature than they
did two hours later yesterday. A light
breeze from the northwest in the morning
changed to a stiffer one from the south
west In the earlier afternoon, anil while
this gave some relief in assisting the evap
oration of the perspiration which covered
everybody, it felt like the flashes one feels
when a furnace door is opened suddenly.
The Retford.
There was an exodus from the city by
every means of exit, and the railroad ticket
offices had the busiest Saturday morning of
th9 year. Tonight a great crowd will also
get away, and it is fortLnatc for them, be
cause no hope is held out for any decided
improvement in the conditions. That Sun
day Intervenes tomorrow is a godsend.
The readings of the thermometer at the
weather bureau today were as follows: 4
a m.. 7*>: 8 a.m., S3; 1 2 m., 98; 2 p.m., 101.
It will probably reach ltd by 4 o'clock.
There v ere several cases of prostration
during the day.
About 2 o'clock an unknown man was
picked up by the police on 4th street north
west. betwaen D and E streets. He was
sick from th? effects of the heat. The po
lice removed him to the- sixth precinct sta
tion, where he xeceived treatment.
The Prostrations.
George Fisher, eolored, forty years old.
living at 1315 P street northwest, was over
come about noon near Indiana avenue and
2d street northwest. The Emergency Hos
pital ambulance was summoned and the
sick man was taken to the hospital for
treatment. He was doing well this after
James Smith, an engineer on the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, was unable to re
main on duty today on account of the heat.
He had to be taken fr^m his engine. The
police patrol wagon was sent for and he
was removed to his home. No. 317 H street
The thermometer in The Star's composing
room registered 107 degrees at 2 o'clock.
No Enicllftli ehiffiKo Taper* to Be Is
sued Today or Tomorrow.
CHICAGO, July 2.?None of the English
papers were published in Chicago today,
owing to a strike among the stereotyners.
The stereotypcrs demanded a reduction
in the hours of labor and an increase in
wages. It was refused, and, as a rejult, at
8 o'clock last evening the stereotypers le
fus?d to go to work.
The following newspapers have entirely
suspended publication pending a settlemt-nt
of the issue: Times-Herald, Record. Tri
bune, Chronicle, Inter-Ocean, Evening Daily
News, Evening Journal and the Dispatch.
A meeting of the publishers was held at
11 a.m. to arrange a plan of campaign and
to provide for the resuming of publication
at the earliest moment, and It was an
nounced that no paper would be published
tomorrow morning.
The publishers are acting together and
will do so. Already they have received a
ltrgs number of applications from stereo
typers In other cities, and It Is the g?-n?ral
belief that since something like 200 em
ployes are directly involved the suspension
will not be long. An immediate influx of
stereotypcrs from other cities is expected,
and has in some measure begun.
The intense inteiest in the battle at San
tiago renders the situation a peculiar one,
and this fact was undoubtedly seiz<d up m
by the operatives. Th?re is no little pub
lic feeling aroused against the operatives
because of this phase of the case.
Standard Oil t'ompnny Own* and
Leases All Plants.
MONTREAL, July 2.?A Petrola, Ontario,
dispatch says: "It Is understood that the
Standard Oil Company, which, during Ihe
past few years, has spent between $300,000
and $400,000 In estal lishlng rellnerles In
Sarnla. has purchased the Imperial works
and has leised ex cry other reflnlng estab
lishment In Canada for Ave years. It has
thus recured an absolute monopoly of oil
refininig in Canada.
OBelal Announcement of Recent
The following official changes have been
made in the Department of the Interior:
Office of the Secretary?Promotion: Miss
Flora Raymond of New York, clerk. $1,200
to $1.4??>^ resignation: Trezevant Williams
of South Carolina, copyist. $900.
General Land Office?Promotion: Mrs.
Mary Harman of District of Columbia,
packer. $720, to copyist. feoO.
Pension office?Promotions: George C.
Stewart of Maryland, assistant chief of
division. $1,800, to principal examiner, $^,9i0;
John B. Ward of New Jersey, clerk, $1,000,
to assistant chief of division, $1,300; Alexis
L. Pratt of California, clerk. $1,400, to med
ical examiner, $1.&00; Miss Ada J. Guitner
of California, clerk. $1.2W> to $1,400; Rich
ard liales ot North Cirollna, clerk. $l.ou)
to $1,200; Horace W. Eaton of New York,
copyist. $1(00, to clerk. $1,000. Resignations
?Jeremiah Connolly of New York, princi
pal examiner, $2,000; Miss Mattle Hodges
of Maryland and William C. Hill of Ten
nessee. clerks. $1,200: Jesse T. Hamilton of
Kentucky, clerk. $1,000; James B. Goodlet
of Texas, copyist. $800; John McDevttt of
District of Columbia, watchman. $720.
Geological survey?Appointment: Frank
R. Rutter of Maryland, clerk, $1,200.
Referees of Bankruptcy Court.
Vnder authority of the bankruptcy act,
?pproved yesterday. Chief Justice Bingham
?f the District Supreme Court this after
noon appointed Charles H. Armes, Edward
S McCalmont and Chapman W. Maupin, all
of this city, referees of the Bankruptcy
Court of the Distrk-t of Columbia for the
period of two years, unless otherwise or
dered, each to give bond with two suretlea.
In the penalty of $8,000 for the faithful per
formance of his duties.
Local Pensions.
Pensions were granted today to the fol
Icwlng residents of the District of Colum
bia: James Murray. $6; Thomas Henry, in
crease from $10 to $12. and M. E. Hogau.
Increase. JO to $10.
A reference to the statement be
low will show that the circulation
sworn to Is a bona Me one.
It Is easily possible for a news
paper with an elastic conscience to
swell its legitimate circulation enor
mously, in order to deceive adver
tisers, by sending out thousands of
papers to newsstands, which are re
turnable, and which are in fact re
turned, but nevertheless are In
cluded In what purports to be an
honest statement of circulation.
? ?
Intelligent advertisers, however.
Judge by results, and bogus circula
tions don't give them.
The family circulation of The Star
Is many thousands in excess of any
other Washington paper.
Circulation of The "Evening; Star."
SATl'HDAY, June !6, 1398 37,390
MONDAY, June *7, iw ...33,051
TUESDAY, June *3, 139S 3t,9K5
WEDNESDAY, June '28, 139s....... 32,035
THURSDAY, June 30, 1393 31,833
FRIDAY, July 1, 1393 43,073
Total 207,347
Daily average ...34,557
I solemnly swear that the above statement rep
resents only th? number of copies of T11E EVEN
ING STAR circulated daring the six secular dajs
ending Friday, July 1, 1396 ? that is, the nntn
ber of copies actually sold, delivered, furnish
ed or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona
Ode purchasers or subscribers, and that none of
the copies so counted are returnable to or remaia
In the office unsold.
Cash leaEvening Star Newspaper Co.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
second day of July, A. I). 1<9S.
Notary Public, D. C.
Information Taken From the Daily
Squadron Bulletin.
Additional official information from Ad
miral Sampson, in the form of the "Squad
ron Bulletin," Issued dally on the flagship
New York, ofT Santiago de Cuba, was re
ceived at the Navy Department today. The
first of these bulletins Is under date of
June IS. Admiral Sampson reports that on
the 17th ultimo a reconnolsance was made
of the vicinity of Cabanas bay. The force
under command of Lieutenant Harlow con
sisted of two steam cutters, one from the
New York, in charge of Naval Cadet Pow
ell, and the other from the Massachusetts,
In charge of Naval Cadet Hart.
The boat started into the bay at 4:45 a.
m. Almost immediately after passing the
old fort at the entrance they were fired
upon, and the fire was so continued and
heavy and at such short range that they
were obliged to withdraw. Much of the
firing was from within fifty yards. The
two launches were struck seventeen times,
but no one was injured. The Texas and
Vixen went to the support of the launches,
and, opening a vigorous and effective fire
at short range, dispersed the enemj;. Spe
cial mention is made of the conduct of
Naval Cadets Hart and Powell, Coxswain
O'Donnel and Seaman Blom.
Admiral Sampson saya that the Cuban
forces hold all the country between San
tiago and Guantanamo, and that the Cu
bans state it would be Impossible for the
garrison of Guantanamo to effect a junc
tion with the forces at Santiago. Artillery
is being transported by the Spaniards from
the shore batteries to Guantanamo town.
A spy reports that the Sandoval gunboat
is tilled with straw preparatory to her de
struction by fire. A few shots were fired
by the Oregon on the 17th ultimo, one of
the shells destroying a railroad car and
firing a large warehouse.
Referring to the torpedo system in the
bay of Guantanamo, Admiral Sampson says
there are two electrical stations for tor
pedoes at the Socapa battery, one at the
Estrella battery and one at the Cayo
Smith. These stations are connected with
two lines of torpedoes of the L<attimenclar
system. One line in the channel has seven
torpedoes, of which one was fired when the
Merrimac was sunk, but without affect on
her. The second line had five, also In the
i channel, about one hundred meters from the
first. One of these torpedoes was also fired
at the Merrimac without effect. The tor
pedoes are in square boxes of Iron contain
ing 220 kailos of gun cbtton.
The admiral is informed from what he
evidently regards as a reliable source that
the sunken Merrimac does not block the
channel entrance to Santiago bay. The
wrecked vessel lies a little to the right of
the channel, and vessels can enter or leave
the bay without striking the obstruction.
The adhiiral states that during the bom
bardment of June 3 one the shells from the
fleet struck the Reina Mercedes and killed
Capatano de Fragata Emtllo Acostay Her
man, second In command of the vessel, and
five men, and wounded six men.
Under date of June 19. Admiral Sampson
reports that the Yankee left the night be
fore to blockade Cienfuegos. The Dixie
was sent to blockade off Cape Cruz.
Referring to his conf?renoe with General
Garcia and other Cuban officers. Admiral
Sampson reports that Garcia had about
4,0(10 men back in the country, perhaps two
days' march from Santiago, and about
3,000 men still further back who were en
gaged in observing Spanish forces, number
ing perhaps 10.000 men at Holguin, In order
to prevent their leaving for Santiago. He
says that Garcia's men are well armed and
supplied with ammunition, the Florida ex
i pedition having made up all deficiencies.
Political JifWi of Candidates Selected
by Conventions.
HOLTON, Kansas. July 2.-The demo
cratic and populist congressional conven
tions for the first Kansas district, held
here, have nominated W. W. Price of At
Mr. Price, who is a democrat, was first
nominated by his party, and the nomina
tion was indorsed by the populists.
Woman Will Decline Office.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 2.-Mrs.
Flora B. Renkes, democratic nominee for
state superintendent of public instruction,
has received an opinion from the attorney
general that she Is constitutionally eligible
to the office, but for personal reasons she
will decline the nomination.
Found Guilty of Manslaughter.
LONDON, July 2.?W. Mansell Collins,
the unregistered doctor charged with caus
ing the dei-th of Mrs. Emily Edith Uslelll,
a society favorite, was found guilty of
manslaughter today and sentenced to seven
years' penal servitude.
Union Paclllc Officials Wrecked.
REDDING, Cel., July 2.?A special train
carrying a number of officials of the Union
Pacific railroad has been wrecked between
Smiihson and Delta, about thirty-five miles
north of Redding. The engineer and fire
man were both hurt, but not seriously.
The engine Jumped the track in a cut, but
the coaches held to the rails.
Joint Seeolation Affecting Over a Thousand
Lots in This Oity.
Have Been Held for Kearly a Hundred
Years by Individuals, Though
Owned by the Government.
A Joint resolution was introduced in the
Stnat<? today looking lo action which will
clear the title of the 1,176 lots in thi city of
Washington the titles to which are now in
the United States, although for nearly a
hundred y?ars nearly all of them have been
held by individuals and the government has
never made any attempt to take possession
of them.
The joint resolution for this purpose was
Introduced in the Senate this aftirnoon by
Mr. Gallinger, and follows:
"Whereas it appears from the records of
the War Department that there are at the
present time 1,170 lots in the city of \\ ash
ington claimed as the property of the
United States, therefore be it .
? Resolved, by the Senate and House or
Representatives, in Congress assembled,
That a commission, consisting of the sec
retary of War. the Attorney General and
the Secretary of the Interior, be, and .t is
hereby, appointed to dispose of such lets
as the said commission may lind to be ?.ne
propertv of the United States in the
of Washington, the proceeds to be turned
into the treasury of the United States.
The lots referred to are scattered all over
the city of Washington, being located in
\V.) squares. The property claimed by tr.e
government, according to the records at
the War Department, follows:
Square 33, lot 4; square 144, lot o; square
153, lot 8; square 158, lots 18, 10; square 108,
lots 0, 10, 11; square 21tt, lots 3, 4, 0, 10, 11;
square 254. lots 20, 21; square 266, lots 1 to
20 inclusive; square 208, lots 1 to 11, in
elusive; square 209, lots 1 to 9, inclusivj,
square 270, all of, equal to 4 lots; square
i>7, lots 1 to 26, inclusive; square 298, all
of. equal to 4 lots; square 299, lots 1 to 18,
inclusive; square 300, all of, equal to 14
lots; ?juare 351, lots 1 to 10, inclusive;
square 352, lots 1 to 5, inclusive; square 3o4,
lots 1 to 10, inclusive; square 384, kus 1 to
8. inclusive; squara 385, lots 1 to 8, inclu
sive; square 380, lots 1 to 8, inclusive,
square 387, all of. equal to 76 lots:,.,slqu.a^e
388, lots 1 to 38, inclusive; square 434, lots
1 to 12, inclusive; square 435, lots 1 to
Inclusive; square 430, lots 1 to 10, inclusive,
square 447, lot 20; square 450, lots 1?. 18;
square 458. lots 1, 2. 3; square HA. ail^of,
equal to 8 lots; square 4i3, undividjd. con
tains 22 lots; square 500, lots 1 to 43, in
clusive; square 502, lots 1 to (4, Inclusive,
square 5U3. lots 1 to 54, inclusive; square
5<>4, 1 to 18, inclusive; square o4o, lots l to
73, Inclusive; square 540, lots 1 to 31, inclu
sive; square east of 540, lots 1 to 1', In
clusive; square 547, lots 1 to '-2, inclusive,
square ;ast of 547. lots 1 to 10, inclusive,
square 591, lots 1 to 15, inclusive; square
5'Hi, lots 1 to 13, inclusive; square 507, lots
1 to 15, inclusive; square west of oJi, lots
1 to 0, inclusive; square 012, lot 1;
601, lot 6; square south of 667, lots <, 8,
10. 12; square 779, lots 4, ?>, 6, i, 8, 9, 10,
square 780, lots 1, 2. 3, 16, 17, 18, 19. 2", -1.
22 23, 24; square 781, lot 1; square 811, lots
1, 2, 14; square 812, lots 1, 2, 11. 12.13. 14,
15. 10. square 813, lots 1, 4; square 82... all.
containing 24.094& square feet; square &?>,
lets 1. 7; square 836. lots 3, 4, o, t., 12, 14,
square 837, lots 1, 3; square 864. lots4. ...
ti, 7; square SOT., lots 1, 2, 3,11, 12, 13, 14, lo.
square 895, lots 2. 3, 4, o, 0, i, 8, 9, square
917, lots 3, 4, 5, 6. 7. 14; square 938, lots 3.
4, 5. 6, 11. 12, 13, 14; square 9W, lots 3. 4. 5,
square 946, lot 1; square 939 lots 13, 14,
square !Hli, lots 1, 2, i. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16,
square 964, lots 1. 2, 18, 19. 20; square 905.
lots 1, 2, 5, 6. 7, 8; square 985, lot ?; square
9t<7 lots 4, 5. 6, 7, 8; squara 996, lots 8, J,
^uare 1011. lot 1; square 1012. lot 2; square
1U17, lots 4. 19, 21. 22, 23, 24, 28; square lOM.
lots 52 to 69, inclusive; square lUAJ, lot Ij,
square 1084, lots 1, 2; square 1J?35. lots 1, 2,
3 4, 16, 17; square 1036, lots 1, 2, o, 0, 1J,
11, 12, 13, 17; square 1041, lots 2, 10; square
1056, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7, 8, 9. lO, 11, 1-, 13,
<=quare 1<>57, lots 1, 2, 3. 4, 20; square 1068.
lot 1; square 109S, lots 1. 2, 19. 20; square
1109, lots 1. 2. 3, 4. 20; square 1110. lots 1,
15 10 17; square 1111, lots 1, 2, 4, 20,
sq'uar; 1113, lots 1. 2. 3. 4 5 0; square
1122, lots 1. 2, 13. 14; square 1136. lots 1, -.
14; square south of 1140, lots JU 2, 10^ 11, 12,
i?> ii- souare 1142, lots 3, 4, 5, 0, i, 8, J,
squares 1140 and 1142, also 1150 to 1170, in
clusive, 23 squares In the e^Wni part ot
the city, which never were divided with the
public, averaging 14 lots each, equal to A?
lots, of which 161 lots a-3 public property.
Most of the land above indicated is im
proved and in many cases it is quite valu
alThe Joint resolution authorizing a com
mon to see that the government is paid
for this land has been referied to We Sen
ate committee on the District of Columbia.
U w-Tcome before that committee at a
meeting to be held next W ednesday.
A joint resolution has been inlr(^iuJ;e^^
Canate directing the Secretary of \\ ar
to inform^ ^eSenite by what authority
nublic reservation 180 is occupied for i
vate purposes. This reservation Is bounded
bv 13th and C streets and Ohio avenue and
for a number of years has been occupied
by a mission of the New York Avenue
Presbyterian Church.
Sacceucira to Muriiuln Ito and His
A telegram received at the Japanese le
gation states that the emperor has appoint
ed the following cabinet as successors to
Marquis Ito and his colleagues, who re
signed their portfolios;
Count Okuma, premier and minister for
foreign afTairs; Count Itagaki, minister of
the interior; Mr. M. Olshi, minister of ag
riculture ajid commerce; Mr. Y. Hayashi,
minister of communications; Mr. G. Ohl
gashi, minister of justice; Mr. Y. Ozaki,
minister of education.
Two members of Marquis Ito's cabinet re
tain their portfolios in the new cabinet,
namely, Count Saigo, minister of marine,
and Viscount Katsura, minister of war.
The new ministers form the first party
cabinet ever organized in Japan. They rep
resent a coalition of the two leading politi
cal parlies, the shimpotom or progression
ists, and the Jiyuto or liberals.
Rear Admiral Kirkland to Leave tbe
Active^ Lint.
Orders have been given for the retirement
tomorrow of Rear Admiral William A.
Kirkland, the senior officer of the navy,
now acting as commandant of the Mare
Island navy yard. Notwithstanding his re
tirement, Admiral Kirkland will continue
his present command until the termination
of the war with Spain permits his relief
by an officer on the active list. His retire
ment will result In promotions in all grades
of the navy, but only a few of them will
be made at once. The promotions already
determined upon are as follows:
Commodore F. V. McNair, now on special
duty in this city, to be rear admiral; Capt.
William T. Sampson, commanding the naval
forces In the West Indies, to be commodore,
and Commander Francis W. Dlckins, as
sistant to the chief of the bureau of navi
gation, Navy Department, to be captain.
Commodore McNair and Captain Dickens
have qualified for promotion, but owing to
the absence of Captain Sampson from the
country it has been impossible as yet to
complete his examination for the higher
grade. Consequently he will be appointed
commodore, "subject to examination." The
nomination of the three officers named will
be sent to tbe Senate by the President
Monday or Tuesday next.
Gas Consolidation Legal.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 2.?Attorney
General Akin gives out an opinion in which
he holds that the consolidation of Chicago
gas companies is within the constitution.
He was requested by a Chicago attorney
to begin proceedings against the oompanies
on the ground that the statute recently
enacted authorising the consolidation was
Waterford, Wis., Badly Burned.
WATERFORD, Wis., July 2.?The busi
ness part of this city bas been almost en
tirely wiped out by fire. The loss will
reach about 170,000, less than halt Insured.
The optra house and Noil's bin general
store were among the buildings destroyed.
No one was injured.
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being broi^ht In. One man had had both
arms shot off ai?d was wounded tn the hip,
but was lgughlgg.
The, Outer Works.
Evening?'The * fighting continued until
dark. Our forces carried the enemy's outer
works and have occupied them this even
ing. The Outtte'will probably be resumed
at daybreak.
The American* loss is heavy.
Some estimates place it at 000 killed and
wounded. "
Shafter Vaati a Hospital Ship.
In view of the many sensational stories
that were oircuiated In regard to the dis
patch received-, from Gen. Shafter this
morning concerning the alleged extent of
American losses in the battle of Santiago
yesterday, AdJvUaoi General Corbln con
cluded to make public the text of the dis
patch. It was dated in the Held near San
tiago July 1, and was received at the War
Department at 4 o'clock this morning. It
was as follows:
"I fear I have underestimated today's
casualties. A large and thoroughly equip
ped hospital ship should be sent here at
once. Chief surgeon says he has use lor
forty more, medical officers. Ship must
bring launch and boats for conveying
(Signed) "SHAFTKK, ?
"Major General, commanding."
The Relief Ordered to SanfiaKu.
The officials of the War Department rec
ognized the seriousness of the situation as
indicated in this brief dispatch, and lost no
time in complying with the wishes of Gen.
Shafter. Orders were accordingly sent to
the hospital ship Relief at New York to
proceed immediately to Santiago, and soon
after word was received from Col. Torney,
the medical officer In charge of the ship,
saying that he would start for Santiago
this afternoon fully prepared to meet all
demands that might be made upon them.
The Relief carries a launch and boats, and
so will meet the requisition of Gen. Shafter
In that respect. The departure of the ship
has been delayed by the fact that the
launch was not entirely completed un-?
til this morning. The Relief will pro
ceed to Santiago with all possible expedi
tion, and as she has a speed of twelve
knots, it is estimated that she will reach
there about Wednesday or Thursday.
The Solace to Be Vaeil.
Immediately upon receiving Gen. Shafter's
telegram concerning the killed and wound
ed, Surgeon General Sternberg of the army
called on Gen. Van Reypen, the surgeon
general of the navy, and the two held a
lor-g consultation regarding the course to
be taken. Fortunately, the ambulance ship
Solace is now in the vicinity of Gen. Shaf
ter's army, and she will be utilized for any
emergency cases which may arise. While
the navy ship' Solace is designed primarily
fcr the us<? ,of the fleet, she will be put at
the disposition' of the army whenever that
may be necessary, and the navy and army
ships will ufoe u?ied interchangeably. The
Solace Is jjs w$ adapted for treating the
wounded 4* her sister ship of the army,
and has accommodations for several hun
died men. Wfien last heard from, the
Solace wasf at 'Guantanamo bay, a short
distance from the cable station from which
the dispatches tsre Bent.
Medlteal OflicerN to lie Sent.
Hurried Reparations are being made by
the War Department to send to Gen. Shaf
ter the mesficai officers he asked for to at
tend to th?.needs of the Wounded as a re
sult of yesterday's battle. The hospital ship
Relief, which; vriU leave New York this
afternoon, 'has tfeen fitted out In an admir
able manner for tha treatment of the sick
and Wounded, and every comfort possible
will Jie provided for the unfortunate. There
is a slirgcon In charge, with a full corps of
competent assistants and a complete outfit
for surgical work. Accommodations for
probably 500 persons have been provided,
and, in addition, there has been installed In
the ship a carbonating plant and an Ice
manufacturing apparatus, which has facili
ties for making a great deal more ice than
is needed aboard ship, and which will be
utilized in supplying the hospitals ashore
and In the Immediate vicinity of the ships.
Of course, the greater number of cases of
sickness and wounds primarily will be
treated in the regimental and the division
hospitals, while the Relief will be utilized
to a great extent in bringing back to the
United State* such cases of convalescents
and the more serious cases of sickness
which it is felt should be brought north for
treatment. The vessel, however, is to re
main at Santiago or any other place to
which she may be sent to receive the sick
and wounded, after which she will return to
the United States.
The Entire Anicriru:i Army Choruwed
"The Star Spanieled llanner."
(Copyright, 18W), by tba Associated Press.)
Slboney, Province of Santiago de Cuba,
July 1, 8 p.m., via Playa del Este (de
layed In transmission).?At this hour the
fighting still continues.
The entire reserves of the American
army have been pushed to the front at
once, apparently with the intention of
forcing our way Into Santiago de Cuba.
The troops have advanced nearly to the
city, but the fortifications are very strong.
Oar L??e> l.OOO.
Our losses are heavy. Ail officer from
the field estimates our killed and wounded
at over 1,000 men.
Shells, supposed to have comc from the
Spanish fleet, did heavy execution among
our troops.
During a lull In the fighting an impres
sive Incident occurred.
The 21st Infantry was out In front and
suffering loss from the Spanish fire, but
the men sang "The Star Spangled Banner,"
the entire army Joining In the ringing.
Then Otiif. Flgliters at Snntlngo Took
$ B$t Till Horntnc.
(Copyright, lb?, by the Associated Press.)
Slboney, ?Protlnce of Santiago de Cuba.
July 1, via Playa del Este (de
layed lr tgfLnsisiission).?At this hour 49 p.
m.) the figfriintf has practically stopped.
It will tar returned in the morning. Our
troops htfve tffeined several breastworks.
They enc&unttfrfed a barbed wire fence eight
feet hlgh.,,1 ??
Gen. Shafter Report* the Carrying of
iEaoky'a Outworks.
The Waa DJtfArtment early this morning
received -the fMJowing from Gen. Shafter,
dated at Sibodty last night:
"Had a.iverjo. heavy engagement today,
which lasted -.fmn 8 a.m. till sundown. We
have carried their outworks and are now
In possession of them. There'ls now pbout
three-quarters of a mile of open between
my lines .and the elty. By morning tiocps
will be entrenched and considerable aug
mentation of- forces will be there. General
Lawton's division and General Bates' bri
gade, which hkve been engaged all day In
carrying El Caney, which was accom
plished at 4 p.a., will be In line and In
front of Santiago during the night. I re
gret to say that our casualties will be
above 400. Of these not many killed.
(Signed) "8HAFTBR."
Rel|ef at the Xcwa.
The suspense which followed the receipt
of General Shafter's dispatch early yester
> day morning announcing that a battle had
[ bean begun near Santiago, was relieved
this morning when a preliminary report
of the day's operations was received by
General Corbln from General Shafter.
As had been expected by the officials of
the War Department, the fight lasted un
til sundown. During the day probably It
was not possible for Shafter to step in the
midst of the performance of his onerous
duties to send dispatches to the depart
ment. He was seriously occupied and the
work accomplished, as indicated concisely
In his dispatch, clearly shows that not
much grass grew under his feet during- the
The President and the war officials are
immensely pleased at the information con
veyed in Shafter's message. While they
learned with sincerest regtei that so many
of the American troops had fallen In the
fight, the ground gained by the day's con
flict Is regarded as a great victory.
The battlo establishes pretty conclusively
'hat the Spaniards are no match for the
enthusiastic United States troops. They
were, driven from their strong entrench
MaJ. Gen. Joe Wheeler.
ments in front of Santiago back into the
city and the Americans are now occupying
the entrenchments and awaiting only the
dawn to resume the greater battle which
will result, it is confidently believed by the
war officials, in the fall of Santiago before
Sunday night and perhaps before night
fall today.
Gen. Corbln'a Comment.
Adjutant General Corbin put the situation
strongly and picturesquely this morning
whila speaking briefly of the aggressiveness
and tinacity of Gen. Shafter:
"The old bull ilog," said he, referring thus
half affectionately to the distinguished
commander of the 5th Corps, "is lying right
there with his teeth in their neck, only
wailing the coming of daylight to finish the
work he has so magnificently b;gun. The
engagement was very heavy for a prelim
inary light, but it scores a decided victory
for us. I regret to know that Shafter haB
sustained so heavy a loss, but we may hepe
there are not, as he says, many killed. It
Is, however, pretty certain to be true, that
the loss of an army in an engagement like
that of yesterday, where the battle line ex
tended over several miles, will be much
heavier than is indicated by the first re
ports. It is manifestly impossible in cases
where the battle has raged all day and
until dark to ascertain with deflniteness the
less sustained."
During the early night there was much
speculation concerning the reasons for th;
delay in receiving news from the battle.
Capt. Nesmith, who Is acting as chief sig
nal officer during the temporary absence of
Gen. Greeley, feared that cable communica
tion with Cuba might have been interrupt
ed, and none of the other officials would
ofTer a suggestion as to the reason for the
Early in the evening Secretary Alger
went to the White House and remained
with the President until the dispatch from
Gen. Shafter had been received.
During ths evening many prominent offi
cials and members of Congress were at the
White House, but only a few of them re
mained for longer than a few minutes.
They called merely to ascertain whither
any news had been received from Cuba.
Serious Interference With Newspaper
Work at Kingston.
Port Antonio, Jamaica, July 2, via King
ston. Jamaica.?Action has been taken by
the Jamaican authorities which will inter
fere seriously with the work of the Amer
ican newspaper dispatch boats running be
tween the coast of Cuba, off Santiago de
Cuba, and Port Antonio, the nearest point
from which news in regard to events tran
spiring at the seat of war can be cabled to
the United States.
The quarantine board of Kingston has
Issued an order that these boats must not
be entered at or cleared from Port Antonio
without permission of the board, but must
go into quarantine until after investigation.
This will detain the boats here several
hours at least, and in some cases a day or
two jind possibly longer.
Clemency to Be Asked.
It is hoped, however, that the quarantine
officials may be Induced to show clemency
in this matter, despite the strict rules ap
plied this season to ordinary vessels arriv
ing from Cuban ports: because the dis
patch boats do not enter Cuban ports, as
there are none of these they can enter now,
and when they are not at Port Antonio they
are on the high seas, simply engaged in
carrying dispatches which are transferred
to them by small boats a mile or more off
the Cuban coast, and they have no direct
communication with the shore. They have
been running to Port Antonio daily for six
weeks past, as there is no other means of
getting news to the United States promptly.
The only direct cable communication with
southeastern Cuba is by a line recently es
tablished by the Americans at Guantana
mo and Juragua, which runs to the United
States by way of Hayti: but this line is oc
cupied almost exclusively in carrying offi
cial dispatches between the army and navy
representatives and Washington, and only
the most meager press telegrams can be
sent over it.
If the Jamaican authorities enforce the
quarantine regulation strictly against
newspaper boats, which are maintained at
great effort and expense, Jamaica will have
to be abandoned as a point of filing dis
patches, anij the public of the United States
and other countries will receive a greatly
delayed service of news regarding the prog
ress of the war.
JSone Donbta That There Will Be an
American Victory at Santiago.
LONDON, July 2.?None of the weeklies
doubt that there will be an American vic
tory at Satlago de Cuba.
The Spectator, however, sees evidences
suggesting that Gen. Linares does not in
tend to fight with his back to the wall. It
believes that he will blow up the squadron,
abandon Santiago and commence a guer
rilla warfare.
The weeklies concur also In the opinion
that Admiral Camara will be too late to
save the Philippines.
The Speaker thinks the dlspatob of an
American squadron to the coast of Spain
may arouse enthusiasm in Spain, but that
this is not' likely to continue when a bom
bardment la once begun.
Death of Oapt. P. L. Shoe Banker.
LONDON, July 2.?Oapt. F. L. Shoemaker
of the 4th United State* Cavalry died yes
terday at Brighton. Lieut. Col. Alfred E.
Bates, the United States military attache
here, is making pie arrangements for the
Earthquake la Dalmatla.
VIENNA July 2.?There was a violent
earthquake shock at Slnj, a town of Dal
iratia, early this morning. Several bouaas
How Saaapaoa ??md HI* Skips W*?(
lata Actios.
(Oepyrlgkt. 1IH. br the Associated rpm.l
Kingston, Jamaica. July 2, 8 am?Before
5 o'clock this mcrning the crew of the flag
ship were astir, >ating a hurried breakfast,
and at 5:30 "ger.eral quarters" was sound
ed and the flagship h?aded In toward Agua
defes, about three miles east of Morro Cas
tle. The other ships retained thMr block
ading stations.
Along *he surf-beaten shore the smoke
o' an approaching tialn from Altarrs wai
seen. It was composed of open cars full of
Gen. Dufflell'fc troops. At the cutting, a
mile east of Aguadores, the train stopped
and the Cuban scouts proceeded along the
railroad track. The troops got out of the
cars and soon formed in a long, thin line,
standing out vividly against the yellow
reeks that rose perpendicularly, shutting
them off from thi main body of the army,
which is on the east side of the hill several
miles north.
The Signal.
from the Quarter of the flagship there
was a signal by a vigorously wigwagged
letter, and a few mrnutes later, from a
It.mp of green at the water's edge, came
an answer from the army.
This was the first co-operation for of
fensive purposes between the army and
navy. The landing of the army at Bal
qulri and Altares was purely a r.aval affair.
With the flag In his hand the soldier
ashore looked like a butterfly.
"Are.you waiting for us to begin?" was
the signal made by Rear Admiral Sampson
to the army.
"General Duffleld is ahead with the
scouts," came the answer from the shore
to the flagship.
By this time it was 7 o'clock, and the
admiral ran the flagship's bow within
three-quarters of a mile of the beach.
Astonished the Pilot.
She remained almost as near during the
forenoon, and the dating way she was
handled by Capt. Chadwlek, within sound
I of the breakers, made the Cuban pilot on
] board stare with astonishment.
The Suwanee was In company with the
flagship, still closer Inshore, and the Glou
cester was to the westward, near Morro
Castle. Frcm the southward the Newark
came up and took a position to the west
ward. Her decks were black with 1.000 or
more troops. 8he went alongside of the
flagshl;- and was told to disembark the
troops at A cares.
Then Admiral Sampson signaled to Gen.
I Duffleld, "When do you want us to com
| mence firing?"
In a little while a white flag on shore sent
| back the answer:
"When the rest of the command arrives.
Then I will signal you."
It was a loi.g and tedious wait for the
ships before the second fifty carloads of
troops came puffing along from Altalres.
By 9:30 the last of the soldiers had left
the open railroad tracks, disappeared In
the thick brush that covered the eastern
side of Agudaores In.
So Sign of Enenr
The water of the sponge tubes under the
Lreechers of the big guns was growing hot
in the burning sun. Ashore there was no
sign of the enemy. They were believed to
be on the western bluff.
Between the bluffs runs a rocky gully
leading Into Santiago city. On the ex
tremity of the western arm waa an old.
castellated fort, from which the Spanish
flag was flying, and on the parapet on the
eastern hill, commanding the gully, two
stretches of red earth can easily be seen
against the brush. These were the rifle
At 10:15 a signal flag ashore wig-wagged
to Admiral Sampson to commence firing,
and a minute later the New York's gun
blazed away at the rifle pits and at the
old fort.
Commenced Firing.
The Suwanee and Gloucester Joined In
the echoes which rumbled arouud and
filled the gully. All the stored-up thunder
of the clouds seemed to have broken loose,
and smoke soon rose over the hills, and
the gully was shut out from view.
Then the firing became more deliberate.
Of our troops ashore in the brush nothing
could be seen, but the "ping" "ping" ol the
small arms of the army floated out to sea
during the occasional lull In the firing of
thj big guns, which peppered the rifle pits
until clouds of red earth rose above them.
An eight-Inch shell from the Newark
dropped In the massive old fort and clouds
of white dust and huge stones filled the air.
The Suspected Murderers of Post
naaler linker Armlgned.
Chief Hamlet of the post office Inspection
service received a dispatch from Charles
ton, S. C., this afternoon announcing the
apprehension of Alonzo Rogers, charged
with complicity in the post office outrage at
Lake City last February, the details ot
which, together with the other arrests, were
published In yesterday's Star.
Rogers, with Phelps, Bpps, Godwin,
Ward, McKnlght and Webster, were ar
taigned before the United States marshal
at Charleston yesterday and all held for
the crime with which they are charged
and sent to Jail without bail, pending the
action of the grand Jury.
Other arrests will follow. Chief Hamlet,
who planned the capture of the men who
participated In the dastardly outrage, has
been highly complimented upon the excel
lence of his work. He has left nothing un
done to capture the conspirators, and
promises some sensational disclosures when
the cese is tried.
| The South Dakota Senator Resumes
His Hawaiian Speech.
Fifteen minutes passed before a quorum
I at swered today In the Senate. Bills were
passed aa follows: Amendatory to the law
regarding fraudulent affidavits In pension
ar.d bounty land cases; to pay the owners
of the ship Achillea for expenses Incurred
In rendering service to the wrecked Ameri
can ship Arabia.
Mr. Pettigrew of South Dakota then re
I sumed his speech upon the Hawaiian an
nexation resolutions, the preceding parts of
hla speech having been delivered ten days
He said had the northern route been
taken the troops en route to Manila would
have been heard from at Yokohama two
weeks after embarking, and they would
have been long since In the Philippines.
Mr. Hoar endeavored to aecure consider
ation of the bill to allow volunteer soldiers
to vote, but Mr. Pettus of Alabama ob
jected, 3aylng he was determined in his
opposition to It. Mr. Hoar then gave no
1 tlce that he would move to take up the
bill at the earliest tlma after disposal of
the Hawaiian resolutions.
The Senate then passed, with amend
ment, the house bill to Increase the fires
of the ordnance department.
Mr. Davis objected to the transaction of
further business, and Mr. Pettigrew re
Old District Records.
Raymond L. Burke and George R Gray
have bsen appointed by the District Com
missioners to arrange the old records of
the District government for ready reference
and use. the new District appropriation bill
providing the sum of f1.000 for such serv
ices and materials.
Arrival From Abroad.
SOUTHAMPTON. July X ? Arrived. ,
steamer Frederick Der Gross*, from New
York for Bremen.
Cyclometers are In use on public c&itI&km
in Berlin, L;lpslc and Dresden. They re
cord the exact amount of miles traveled and
the legal fare of the occupants.
Representative in Congress From Eighth
Virginia District Given Eenomination.
| Prorrrillaica of Ihr CoHvpntloH Hrl4
r nt tlrianlrla?Uruilmloaii Ia4?m
Br>? C hli DKu Plaltora.
Bureau of Evening Stnr.
R2S King stre?t.
Telephone No. l'tfl.
ALEXANDRIA. Va.. July i lm*.
John F. Rlxey of Culnpor wss today re
nominated for Congress from the eighth
co rgresslonal district by acclamation. The
ctuvtntlon met In tHs city at the Op? r:t
House promptly at 12 o'clock. with about
1<?> delegat >s present. Mr. I^-onard M?r
bury. chairman of the district committee,
or.lled the convertion to order. Mi\ John
A Keith of Fauquier was made temporary
cl.airman, ind Mr. R. B. Hutchinson of
Prince William county secretary- The
committee on organization and resolutions
wore appoiated and retired. Mr. E. K.
Meredith of Prince William county til
iij.de permanent chairman, and Mr. S. C.
Chancellor of Louisa permanent secretary.
Nominations t >re tlien declared to ho In
Older. Mr. Ep,ia H union. Jr.. of Fauquier
county, in an eloquent a.ldn ss nominal?d
Mr. John P 111'* y of 0"ull?eper. Mr. K K.
Meredith seconded th? nomination and
moved that the i emulation be made by ac
clamation. This v. as done, cach delegate
r:s.ng to his feet.
A committee of five wis appointed by thj
chairman to escort Mr. Kixi-y to the hall.
Mr. Rlxey appeared later, amid the cheers
of the delegate-i, and took the stand, whre
he was introduced by Mr. Shacklelord of
Orange cou-ity Mr. Rlxey delivered a
short address, in which he thanked tho
pt>p!e of th> 4list riot for the honor be
stowed upon him. The convention then ad
Upon invitation of Mr. Rlxey the dele
gates took dinner al Brill's saloon wiih
The RpihiIiiIosi.
The following are the resolutions adopt
ed by the convention:
The democratic parly of the eighth con
gressional district of Virginia, in conven
tion assembled, reaffirms allegiance to and
belief In the principles of the great demo
crttlc party of Jefferson. Monroe and Jack
son. and especially declare belief In those
principles as applied to the present condi
tions by the platform of the party adopted
?it Chicago in and as upheld in the
ensuing campaign by our matchless leader.
Wm. J. Bryan, in whose wisdom, courage
and devotion to the best Interest of our
country we have an unshaken and abiding
Recognizing that the successful conduct
of the existing war with Spain Is of para
mount importance to the country, and that
the administration responsible for the con
duct of the war should receive the earnest
support of all loyal citizens. without regard
to party affiliations, we pledge our support
to the President and his administration ita
all necessary measures looking to the \ ig
orous prosecution of the war to a speedy,
honorable and victorious peace.
We heartily Indorse the course /if John
F. Rlxey, our present able, energetic and
efficient representative In Congress, on all
public matters. We congratulate him upon
the restored state of his health, and com
mend him especially for the persistent anl
intelligent interest he has manifested In
those measures In which his district has a
peculiar interest, and call attention to his
effort to have an experimental agricultui.tl
station established al Arlington us an in
stance of this interest."
VERDICT FOR *1,317,402.18.
Pullman Company Promptly Paid It
to the Plaintiff.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., July 2.?In ac
cordance with the mandate of the Supreme
Court of tha United States. Judge Butler,
silting in 'he United State* circuit court
here, has made a decree directing Pull
man's Palaoe Car Company to pay to the
Central Transportation Company $1,817.
4"2X>, being the amount of STlTT.lyMj.SO,
with interest from January 1, 1885, to
July t, 1SW8.
The case arose out of a contract for the
lease of cars and resulted in mu.'h liti
gation. The Pullman company defended
the bill In equity on the ground that it hu-I
no power under Its charier to make the
contract in question.
Immediately after the handing down of.
the decree. A. H. Wlntersteen. for tiie
Pullman company, paid to J. W. Bayard,
representing the transportation compauy.
th<- full amount of the claim. The costs,
which are also to be paid by the Pullman
company, have not yet been ascertained.
They Sow Hold la Ksrr-aa
of the 23 Per ( eat Rale.
NEW YORK, July 2.-The weekly bank
statement shows the following change*:
Surplus, reserve, decreased $Hr2,7<*'; ioana
increased J8.384,70rt; specie increased H.'.HB.
3110; legal tenders increased SM75.300; depos
its increased $12..">l!?>,N"'t; circulation decreas
ed $ti,OUO,0110. The bunks now hold MS.OU.&iO
In excess of the requirements of thj ?> per
cent rule.
Xotnble Speakers Froai All Over lh?
Country Are Present.
SALT LAKE, Utah, July 2.?The big ses
sion of the mothers' congress of Utah is
being held In Assembly JialL, which 1*
packed. Some of the most notable speak
ers of the country are present to discuss
matters pertaining to the child.
The star attraction at the first day's ces
sion was Mrs. Ellen Henrotln of Chicago,
honorary' prerldont of the General Federa
tion of Women's Clubs, who was warmly
Mrs. Mary E. Mumford spoke on "Edu
cation." Mrs. Ellen A. Richardson of Bos
ton discussed "The Child and the Coun
try." the program concluding with an ad
dress on "The Child. An Interpellation."
by Mrs. Harriet Hellar of Omaha.
The congress will conclude today with a
literary' session in the morning, a business
session in the afternoon and a reception m
the evening.
Enormous Sums to Be Paid Lawyers
for the l>uukliters.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2.?Two eon
tracts, involving the payment of the largest
Individual fees for legal services ever paid
In California, have been tiled for record
in this city.
The contracts In question sre between
Theresa A. Oelricha and Virginia Fair,
daughters of the late James G. Fair, and
the legal firms of Lloyd & Wood and
Garber, Bishop A Wheeler. The Inden
tures call for the payment to each of the
Arms 5 per cent of the portion of the ladles
nanud of the estate of James G. Fair.
This aggregates about {330.000 to b? paid
each firm, provided the trust will be de
clared invalid. In the event a contrary
action results. 6 per cent of the Income
of the properly shall be paid to the attor
neys for seven years after the decree <d
The trust will hating been declared
valid, the first provision of the contracts
become inoperative. The percentage of the
Income, however, will be paid. What ttls
sum amounts to Is unknown, but it Is con
Hotel Roaaoke DfntreyH.
A most disastrous Are occurred at'Roa
noke, Va.. yesterday, which resulted In the
complete destruction of Hotel Roanoke, uae
Of the chain of hotels erected by the Nor
folk and Western railway during the
"boom" period of 1883.
Accused of KI Iliac Baker.
Alonso Rogers. Israel McK night, H. 8.
Stokes, Sfoultri Epps, Henry Godwin. N. V.
Wood and W. A. Webster were arraigned
before United States Commissioner Smith
In CtearMbtan. 8. C., yesterday en the
charge of in ordering Fraser B. Baker, th?
negro postmaster, who was lynched at Lake
I City teat February.

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