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Term*- 13 centa per week: 28 cent* for two wof km. or 00 centa per month. Invariably In advance. Bub acrlbtrs changing their addrcaa from one Poat-offlce to anolher should give the laai *udreaa aa well aa tba new one. Ti SPANISH M Admiral Sampson's Beporl of lis Entira Desirulin. ADMIRAL CEBTEEA IS TAKEN PRISOHER Great Mini All Over lie City at Hearing the News. SANTIAGO TO BE BOMBARDED TOMORROW General Shatter Yields to the Request of the Foreign Consuls. Ifc-*"v DISTRICT TROOPS SAILED FROM TAMPA Inspiring', glorious news thrilled tverv avenue of official life and stir red every heart in the national cap ital today, making it, indeed, a glori ous Fourth of July. -Word came from Shafter, from Sampson and from Dewey, telling of successes al readv achieved, and those near at hand. That from Sampson telling of the destruction of Cervera's entire fleet" was received on every hand with joy. In the Senate Mr. Turpie, who was reading the Declaration of In dependence, was interrupted by Mr. Frye (Me.), who announced that he had what he considered exceptional ly good news, and asked that the clerk he directed to read the Asso ciated Press dispatch conveying Ad miral Sampson's cablegram, telling of the capture of the Spanish fleet. Everv senator and all the occupants of the galleries joined in applause, which was prolonged. The chair re frained for once from any effort to check a demonstration of approval in the Senate chamber. Several of Shafter's dispatches were made public. One of them stated that he had the enemy surrounded on the north and cast. Another the statement: "I feel that I am master of the situ ation and can hold the enemy for any length of time." In still another General Shafter said his demand for the surrender of Santiago was still being considered by the Spanish authorities. The news from Dewey was equally stirring in character. His official dispatch l>ore the Hong Kong date of July 4, although it came from Ca vite July I. It told not only of the arrival of the first expedition, but of the capture of Guan, Ladrone Is lands, with its garrison of six officers and fifty-four men, and the surrender of the gunboat Leyte, with fifty-two ] officers and ninety-four men. The Wildest Enthusiasm. The wildest and most indescrib able enthusiasm greeted Admiral Sampson's dispatch at the Navy De partment announcing the complete annihilation of Admiral Cervera's fleet, and the surrender of the ad miral himself with 1,300 Spanish prisoners. Cheer after cheer rang through the corridors of the State, War and Navy buildings as the inspiring words were read. A surging mass of newspaper correspondents strug gled about the bulletin boards and hiindreds of officials and clerks crowded up to hear the stirring news. First the hurrahs started in the Navy Department, but as word passed along the cry was taken up, until every hall and corridor echoed with the cheers of victor)-. Soon the news spread outside and ran to the Fourth of July crowd, until the whole na tional capital was sharing in its cheers of victory. To say that the glad tidings were welcome to the President and his advisors but faint r \ ly tells the sentiments it inspired. Among them and in all official quar ters it was accepted not only as a glorious victory on the natal day of the republic, but one which dealt such a deadly blow to Spain that she can hardly rise again. "Sampson Reports Success." Secretary Long received the fol lowing cable message from Admiral Sampson about I o'clock this after noon: PLAYA DEL ESTE, by way of Hati, July 4.?To the Secretary of the Navy, 3:15 a.m.: SABONAY, July 3.--The fleet un der my command offers the nation as a Fourth of July present the de struction of the whole of Cervera's fleet. Not one escaped. They at tempted to escape at 9:30 this morn ing. At 2 the last ship, the Cristobal Colon, had run ashore sixty miles west of Santiago and has let down her colors. The Marie Theresa, Oquendo and Yizcava were forced ashore, burned and blown up within twenty miles of Santiago. The Furor and Pluton were destroyed within four miles of the port. Loss, one killed and two wounded. Enemy's loss probably several hundred, from gunpowder explo sions and drowning. About 1,300 prisoners, including Admiral Cerve ra. The man killed was George H. Ellis, chief yeoman of the Brooklyn. (Signed) SAMPSON. President Sends Congratulations. Executive Mansion, July 4, 12:30 , p.m.?Admiral Sampson, via Plava j del Este (to be forwarded at once): You have the gratitude and con gratulations of the whole American people. Convey to your noble offi cers and crews, through whose valor new honors have been added to the American navy, the grateful thanks and appreciation of the nation. (Signature) WM. McKINLEY. Secretary Long's Tribute Secretary Long today sent the fol lowing telegram to Admiral Samp son: "The Secretary of the Navy sends you and every officer and man of your fleet, remembering equally your dead comrades, grateful acknowledgment of your heroism and success. All honor to the brave. You have maintained the glory of the American navy. "JOHN D. LONG." TRUCE AT SANTIAGO. Bombardment Delayed to Allow Non Combata: ts to Leave. The Secretary of War has received a long and most important dispatch from Gen. Shafter. It is the one which has excited much rumor, but the essential points can now be given authoritatively. It states Shafter's demand for the surrender of San tiago at noon today on pain of bom uxc jardment. Thereupon, the foreign consuls at Santiago made a joint rep resentation, requesting that women and children in the city have until Tuesday noon to withdraw before the bombardment begins. The Span ish general declined to surrender at the time first set by Shatter. At present a truce exists, pending* the expiration of the twenty-four hours asked for by the foreign con suls. GEN. SHAFTER'S REPLY. Was Too Busy to Send Telegraphic Messages. In answer to a dispatch sent by Secretary Alger to Maj. Gen. Shaf ter, asking why he had not sent the government more dispatches, this cablegram was received: "PLAYA DEL ESTE, July 3. "Headquarters Fifth Army Corps. "Did not telegraph, as I was too busy looking after things that had to be attended to at once, and did not wish to send any news that was not fully confirmed. "Spanish fleet left the harbor this morning and is reported as practi cally destroyed. "Situation has been precarious 011 account of difficulties of supply com mand with food and tremendous fighting capabilities shown bv the enemy from his almost impregnable position. SHAFTER." DEMAND FOR SURRENDER. Oen. Shatter Threatens Bombardment If Not Complied With. PLAYA DEL ESTE, July 3.? General Shatter telegraphs: "Early this morning I "r.nt a demand for the immediate surrender of Santiago, threatening to bombard the city. I believe the place will be surrendejr _ _2 if ed. THE OPPOSINQ POSITIONS. Gen. Pando's Forces Will Not Get Into Santiago. The War Department this morn ing gave out the following: "Headquarters 5th Army Corps, "Near Santiago, July 3. "Tonight my lines completely sur round the town from bay on north of city to point on San Juan river on south. The enemy holds from west bend San Juan river at its mouth up the railroad to the city. Gen. Pando I find tonight is some distance away and will not get into Santiago. "SHAFTER." LE SAM: "That Wan*t No Sisse THE ARilY REJOICES. Cheering Over the Disaster to Cer* vera's Fleet. The following was received this morning: PLAYA, 9:30 a.m., July 4, 1898. Headquarters 5th Army Corps, Near Santiago. The A. G. O., U. S. Army, Washington: When the news of the disaster of the Spanish fleet reached the front, which was during the period of truce, the regimental band that had man aged to keep its instruments on the line, played "The Star Spangled Banner" and "There Will Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," men cheering from one end of the line to the other. Officers and men without even -shelter tents have been soaking for five days in the after noon rains, but all are happy. SHAFTER, Major General, U. S. A. GEN. DE REY KILLED. riadrid Report Also Has It That Gen. Linares is Dead. MADRID, July 4.?At the con clusion of the cabinet meeting yester day evening the ministers stated that official confirmation had been re- J ceived that Gen. Vara de Rey and two of Gen. Linares' aid-de-camps | were among the killed in the third attack of the Americans on El Canev. It was stated that the American losses exceeded 2,000. The government has no news from Aguadores. It is reported that Gen. Linares has succumbed to his wounds, but this report is unconfirmed. THE NEWS IN MADRID. At Noon It Was Reported That a Na val Battle Was Progressing. MADRID, July 4, noon.?An of ficial dispatch from Santiago says: Admiral Cervera's squadron made a sortie from Santiago, traversing the channel without incident But a heavy cannonade was hurled outside the harbor, and it is supposed a naval battle was proceeding. General Escaxija's column has forced its way through the American lines and has entered ^Santiago.. The Deception practiced. MADRID, July 44-?Noon?An official, dispatch received here from Santiago de Cuba ays Admiral Cer vera's squadron has succeeded 1n "making a sortie" from Santiago. No details were given. The minister for war, Gen. Correa, has received a dispatch from Santia go de Cuba, giving the Spanish losses, during the two days' fighting, at "two hundred killed and wound ed." THE FLEET DESTROYED. Admiral Sampson's Ships Are Vic torious. In the early hours of Independence Day official dispatches were given out at the War Department confirm ing the earlier rumors of the de struction of Admiral Cervera's fleet at Santiago. The information had been received by the President at least two hours earlier, but the news was so important, and withal, so startling, that it was withheld lest later reports should not bear it out. Promptly at 12 o'clock, however, the President gave his consent for pro mulgation of the dispatches, convey ing to a waiting nation the glad tid ings of a victory no less complete than that achieved at Manila by the intrepid Dewey. The dispatches were read at the War Department soon after mid night to a small knot of newspaper men and department officials. As the full significance of the news be come apparent there was a rush for the telegraph offices, and soon the glorious message was transmitted to every important section ofthe coun try as an inspiration to the patriotic millions who today are celebrating the one hundred and twenty-first an niversary of American independ ence. There is no doubt of the correct ness of the information. Confirma tion came later on, in the form of a formal dispatch, brief but sufficient. The administration officials were cautious in handling the news of vic tory. Leaks there were in plenty, but when approached for confirma tion of the rumors each department official pleaded ignorance, some de nying that any sort of message had been had. As stated, this was to I avoid the grievous disappointment possible in the receipt later of a con tradiction. A Star reporter was in formed by General Miles as late as 11 o'clock that he had given out no information concerning the alleged victory?this when hie was told of the rumor that coupled his name with the promulgation of the. announce ment of victory. When at 12 o'clock the President was interrogated as to the advisability of making the dis patches public, he smilingly assented, and soon after there was fresh zest given to the celebration of the glor ious Fourth, then but just begun. SAILED YESTERDAY. The District Troops Are On the Way to Santiago. A telegram was received by Ad jutant General Corbin today from Major General Coppinger. stating that the ist Regiment of District of Columbia Volunteers sailed from Tampa at 12:30 yesterday for Santi ago, with the exception of Captain Looker's company, which remained as provisional engineers. The Dis trict soldiers sailed on the transport Catania and there were 110 other troops mentioned as being on that vessel. Two other transports sailed at the same time as the Catania and their departure, the dispatch said, left no more transports at Tampa. While the hour of sailing is fixed in the telegram at 12:30, it is stated at the War Department that the steam er did not get really started until 3:30 in the afternoon, but that by this afternoon the District boys are well on their way to reinforce Gen eral Shafter. GEX. MII.ES JIBILAXT. In Eirrllrnl Spirit* Over the \rna From Culm. G;n. Miles Is very Jubilant over the splen did achievements of the army and navy In the bailie of Santiago. He said to a Star reporter this afternoon that Gen. Shafter completely surrounded tne city and had the Spanish forces at his mercy. Cervra* des perate effort to escape, he said, was due to his desire to make a last desperate siroke for victory on the open sea rath?r than submit to almost certain annihilation In the harbor from the plunging Are which the batterie3 placed upon the hills were pre pared to pour into his fleet without the chance of satisfactory response. General Miles said that his telegram to Gen. Shafter .??ongratulatlng him upon his work expressed Us full seniim?nts 011 the situation, notwithstanding the fact that it was written In advanc; of knowledge of the glorious achievements on land ar.d se:t yesterday, culminating in the complete d? structlon of Spain's bo2t-ted navy in Ameri can waters. In response to c direct Inquiry on the sub ject, he slid that Sampson's victory would r.ot cause'ahy efcense in the military plans a:i?ady determined upon, and that active hostilities will be continued against the Spanish forces until they have been cum pljtely subjugated. GEORCE II. EIXIS. Tl-e Only One Kill -d In TeMterrtay'a Nnvnl Battle. George H. Ellis the orly man In ihe United Stat?s navy who was killed in :h? glcrious nival engagement off Santiago yesterday, is chief yeoman of Commodore Schley's flagship Brooklyn, in which oilioe he succeeded Downing, the Spanish spy cr.ptured by secret service officers in Can ada. and w ho ended his career by suicide at the Washington barracks while awaiting trial. Ellis was a native American, having been born at Peoria. 111., October '.'I, 187L His naval career was very brief, he having only enlisted on May 30. lJ4t7, and his only cri.lst being that which resulted In nls death. His next of kin is his wife. Sadie Ellis, who lives at Bullshcad, N. V. SPANISH OITIIREAK EXPECTED. New* ??f (1 Revolt May Come at Any Time. Men of the highest prominence look for news at any minute thitt a revolt has brok en out in Spain. If such news is not receiv ed the greatest surprise will be occasioned. It is a fact that the compleie destruction of the fine ships of Cetvera will arouse the Spanish nation to the point of ferocity, and that bloodshed will result. The present regime is almost sure to be deposed, and the officials will be lucky to escape with their heads. TO KEI\FORCE SHAFTER. District Troop* Anionic the on the Way. I'pward cf 4,<*>0 men are now on their way to reinforce Gen. Shafte." in his opera tions: in Santiago province, and among them are the District troops. They com prise the various organizations and a num ber of recruits which have left Tampa dur ing the past week. A most important con tingent is six batteries of light artillery, which left Tampa yesterday, ar.d comprise 24 officers and 628 men. They are made up of two companies each from the 3d, 4th and 5th Artillery Regiments. On June 30 the 1st Illinois Regiment of 40 officers and SIKJ men pulled out of Tampa, and yester day at 12 o'clock the 1st District of Colum bia Volunteer Regiment, consisting of 30 officers and 817 men, In command of Col. George H. Harries, left the same place. Julia 211 a vessel left with IKK) men aboard, comprising recruits to fill a number of the existing regiments now in Cuba to their maximum strength provided by law. The vessels are to assemble at Tampa, where a naval Convoy will escort them to Shatter's relief. SAMPSON'S PLANS. It la Believed That He Will Be la the Bay Tomorrow. It is thought that by tonight Admiral Sampson will have run the Spanish gun ners out of the fortifications around Santi ago and cleared the channel of torpedoes. By tomorrow morning he will probably be In the bay In front of the city of Santiago ready to bombard the city. The truce which General Shafter has with the Span lards until noon tomorrow will not pre vent operations by Admiral Samimon. REWARD FOR VALOR. Gen. Shafter Directed to Telenrraph Rerommendatloaa for Promotion. Adjutant General Corbin sent the follow ing significant tjlegram to Gen. Bnafter this afternoon: "So soon as you ean do ao advlaedly, tele graph me your recommendations for pro motion." This action was taken at U? instance of the President. THELADRONES TAKEN Charleston Seizes the Spanish Island* for the United States. TRANSPORTS ARRIVE AT MAH1LA Troops in Good Condition After Their Long Sea Voyage. ONLY ONE DEATII AT SEA The following dispatch was re ceived from Admiral Dewev early this morning by the Navy Depart-' ment: CAVITE, July 3.?Three trans ports and cruiser Charleston arrived yesterday. Captured < iuara, I^adrone Islands. Brought the Spanish officials and the garrison of six officers and flfty-four men to Manila. On June 29 the Spanish gunboat Levte came out of a river near Manila and sur rendered to me, having exhausted ammunition and food repelling at tack of insurgents. Had on board fittv-two officers and nietv-four men. DEWEY. The Charleston's Capture. [Copyright, 1&U8, by the AsM?tlat?*?J I'reM.) Manila. July 1, via Hong Kong, July 4.?The United States troops on the transports City of Sydney, City of Peking and Australia, and convoyed by the United States cruiser Charles ton, arrived off Cavitc at 5 o'clock yesterday evening, after an eventful voyage. On her way here the Charleston called at Guahan, the largest of the Ladrone Islands, the group in the Pacific w hich belonged to Spain, took possession of the whole group, made prisoners of Governor General Marino, his staff and the entire mili tary force, and raised the stars and stripes over the ruins of Santa Cruz fort, in the harbor of San Luis Da pra. The troops are in good condition, and our only loss was Private Hut chinson of the 1st < >regon. who died on the City of Sidney on June 20, and was buried at sea on June 21. The Zafiro's Report. 1 HONG KONG, July 4.?Tlie United States dispatch boat Zafiro, which left Cavite, Manila harbor, on July I, has arrived here. She re ports that the American troops in the transports City of Sidney, City of Pe king and Australia, convoyed by the Charleston, arrived at Cavite on June 30, having taken the Ladrone Isl ands on the way, and having left men there. The Spanish governor and other officials captured were brought to Cavite. The United States troops com menced to disembark at Cavite on July *? ^ GREATGIT KOI KTII OF ALL. On?nha*s Hundred Th??a?nntl Olf brnlor* R<*|ulrr 0\er Ihi* OMAHA, Neb., July 4.?The blgirest Fourth of July celebration ever obserxed In the west is in progress on the exposition grounds here today. The crowds were greatly enthused by the glorious news from Santiago, and add the Cflebratlon of Shatter and Sampson's vic tories to the original object of the day. The paraue was one of the unique features, be ing made up of the midway denizens, and e\ery nation under the sun but Spain was represented. One hundred thousand people were on the grounds when the parade moved. After the parade there were old fathioned exercises on the grand plaza, where the Declaration of Ind?pen<U nee was read. Mr James M. Beck of Fhtladelphia > delivered an oration. VOTE OX HAWAII THIS tVKKK. The Situation In the Senate Prac tically larhonRrd. The situation In the Senate in regard to the Hawaiian resolutions Is practically un changed. All evidence at the present time points to a vote during the latter part of the present week and to adjournment early next week. Many senators today are expressing their great humiliation that tne Senate should be filibustering in the presence of a large majority favoring the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands at a time when the American navy and army are achieving magnificent victories wherever they are op erating. The Ladrone Islands, which are about ?s extensive as the Hawaiian Islands, have been taken and now belong to the United States, which has a guard there asple for the maintenance of peace. The minority In the 8enate on the Fourth of July continue* filibustering tactics over the pronosltion to annex the Hawaiian Islands. This filibustering movement proceeded to day without any Incident of consequence, and Is gradually rhowing greater and great er weakness, on the par: of the oppoeition. Members of the opposition realise that thtre Is nothing for them to do except to give np and a number of them are thor oughly of the opinion that the sooner they com* to a rate the lea* of a ridtcaious spec tacle they will make of themselves. Bat the talk mast go on a little longer, when final action will be take*, and the Ha waiian islands will ha ? 11 to It* United States. v