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VOLUME XLVI-NUMBER 277. WHEELING. W. YA., TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1898. PRICE TWO CENTS.{$*!$?
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(FIRING ON
By Sampson's Fleet
Morning at
A\\\ OF THE SHO
a the Bay Boforo tho City?Ono
Church in Which Was Stor
dous Explosion Followed?Wl
"An,,nMf l-nff fliA VJnAnfl nf At*
puuuvuv ?v>? ??V WW... ?. ?Coming
From the Spaniard!) I
[Copyright, 1R9S. I?y the Associated Press.)
OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, via
PJaya del Este, July II.?At half pa*?t 9
thla morning, after several range Anting
shots over the ridge protecting Santiago
from the sea, the United States i
cruiser Newark opened Are Into the
city with her eight-Inch guns.
The signal corps stationed on the top
pf the ridge reported the effect of the
ihots.
The New York, Brooklyn and Indiana
participated in the Arlng at Intervals of
IIvo muiuies.
The bombardment lasted for two
loura, when General Bhafter reported
hat the shells were mostly falling Into
he bay and doing but Utile damage.
The last shot, however, Btruck a promnent
church In the heart of the city
fchlch was heavily stored with powder
ftd ammunition, causing a tremendous
xplcslon. The extent of the damage Is
fet yet known.
When the warships ceased firing, and
ofnro finneral Shnfter hnd begun a land
(1
it tack a flag of truce was seen coming
!rom the city. The object of this was not
crown at noon to-day. when the correipondent
of the Associated Press left the
rent.
EARLY ADVICES
from the Seat of War Nothing A boat
a nombardmrnt-Cania of Shatter'* UeImf.
WASHINGTON, D. C., July U.-Genral
Shafter's report from Slboney, sent
lint before midnight last night, caused
fllclals of the war department to wait
11 day with the expectation of hearing
kit the bombardment of Santiago had
egUn. No word to that effect came, j
pwever, up to the time* the department
used, and though there is little reason j
| doubt that the general carried out
fe programme of which he had notified
I bo department, It was regarded as
feasible that he had consented to a Turgor
extension under the flag of truce
A view of certain signs of weakening
n the part of the Spanish commander.
General Miles, with additional reinH'cements,
arrived oH Santiago to-day,
nd if a surrender has not been secured
, is believed that the assault upon the
iWJi proper will be prosecuted at onco
'1th the greatest energy and determlatlon.
Tests made recently of the nail
ordnance gave very unsatisfactory |
Ifesulta wnect ic wan uaemincu iu iuu* >
ect shells over the high hills from the
ipen sea Into Santiago city. |
! Possibly better results may be at- 1
[alned to-morrow if the attack Is re- !
lumed then, but there Is more Hkelilood
that the main reliance will be upin
such of lighter draft vessels of Adnlral
Sampson's, fleet as may succeed j
n getting closer to the shore and In a
jotter position than the heavy battle- j
ihlps.
Cauae of Nhifttr'i Delay.
The officials hero are satisfied that j
rhat appears to be delay on the part of i
leneral Shatter, was really caused by
lis efforts to carry out strictly the '
'resident's injunction to prevent the I
ipanlah army from escaping from Sanlaoo.
Ho might have attack^T the town
everal days ago with the result that if |
I no Spaniards were overcuiuc uie/ j
vould have retreated without obstruelon
to the northwest beyond the reach j
if our soldiers to follow. His dispatch j
written late last night Indicates clearly
hat he hns been trying to complete his
In? of investment so as to prevent such
in escape, and a* he appears to feel
atlsfied that ho has accomplished this,
he final assault will not be delayed
BUCh longer. General Shatter Is dlstosed
to save every life possible In the
far, probably having In mind the parIcularly
Inrge proportion of killed,
Irour/uot'l and mlasing compared to the
oti/? strength of his army In the bnttle
t ';aney, which the official figures promulgated
to-day ?hows was exceptlon1
In modern warfare. It Is to save our
roops that he desires to make a free
ise <>t artillery before the assault proicr
begins, and also 4o secure the copefntlon
of the navy in the attack.
Morr firr uni ill mi Hiijipnirtlf
The little artillery duel, of yesterday,
ppenrs to have been more rerlous Jn
ta results than was nt first supposed
V GeneralvMhafter himself, for during
he afternoon he was obliged to roport
? orte result the death of Captain
lharles \V. Howell, second Infantry,one
f th most gallant and popular officers
f the regular establishment. Captain
towel 1 was born In New York and np
Imnteii to tJie mill tin* academy in 1*7U.
Ic became n aecond lieutenant In 1874,
flril lieutenant In 'HI and was placed
1 command of the company which bo
d to hi* death In 1S96 llln death caus- i
d deep frrlef among the officers of th? j
epartrn?>nt, who reapected him for his j
oldlerly qualities* nr manifested In his j
ai d ncrvlro In the went.
The cable communication between !
Vaphlnqton and flenenl Hhafter'n ;
leadqunrter* has now been gotten In i
Xcellent condition i?o that tt has been |
joxalblo to receive at the department a (
j>eH*ag?! within twenty minute* after It
lad been dhpntche'1 by General Hhaf- i
tr. Colonel Allen, who Ih In charge nt
lencral Rhafter'n end of the line. hai
ported to th" department that lie Ir
o-.v ? ngoftd In laying ? cable from Cunt
Anamo to Playa del E*te, which tv111
till further reduce the time required I
br tho ? xchange of communication. j
SANTIAGO
t Began Yesterday
9 O'clock.
rS FELL HARMLESS
Shell, However, Struck a Large
ed Ammunition, and' a Tremenion
the Associated Press Correstlon,
a Flag of Trace was Seen
to Shatter's Camp.
GENERAL MILES ARRIVES
At Sautlugo n?y Ye?irrtlay mi "Soon?He
Contm* with Admiral tfampaon unit
(Antral 8bafler?Will uot Supercede the
Lniur. '
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 1L-Genernl
Nelson A. Miles, commanding the
United States arm*', arrived off Santiago
bay shortly after noon to-day. Upon
the arrival of the auxiliary cruiser
Yale, on which General Miles was a
passenger, communication was opened
with AdmirafSampson and the two
commanders were soon In conference.
During the early afternoon General
Miles landed at Playa del Este and
communicated with General Shafter,
commanding the American forces before
Santiago, by telephone. What the
nature and result of the two consulta
lions were is not dlscioseu ai me wuidepartment,
but General Miles doubtless
was placed in possession of all aallent
points of the situation from the
view point of both the navy and the
army.
It Is understood to have been General
Miles' purpose to proceed Immediately
to General Shafter's headquarters at
Slboney and after discussing with Shatter
the tatter's plan of campaign, to
make a personal examination of the
American position. It Is not to be understood
thai General Miles 1b to bu-*
percede General Shafter In command of
the United States forces before Santiago.
General Shafter Is operating there
under written instructions from the secretary
of war, approved by the President.
and as long as he is able physically
to direct the troops, he will re{tain
his command.
A prominent official of the war department
83ld late to-night that nelth
er tne auminisirauon nor ?.tenerui jiuw
had any desire to detract an iota from
I the credit due to General Shafter for
the plans by which he hopes to achieve
a victory at Santiago.
The notahly fast run made by the
I cruiser Yale *roro Charleston to Santiago,
is particularly pleasing to the na|
vul officials." She left Charleston Saturday
morning at 2 o'clock, making the
run in a trllte lesB than two days and a
half. She had on board the Sixth Massachusetts,
one of the regiments of
General Garretson's brigade. The Columbia.
which left Charleston practically
simultaneously with the Yale, carried
one battalion of the Sixth Illinois,
also a part of Garretson's brigade. So
far as can be learned at this writing,
the Columbia has not arrived off Santiago.
GREAT ACTIVITY
At Camp Ttoomas?Troopa Balng Fitted
Out and It la Kxpected that the First I
Corps Will Get Aw ay Before th? End of !
the Week.
CHICKAMAUOA - CHATTANOOGA
NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn.,
July 11.?The great army at Camp
Thomas Is now being equipped with all
possible haste and the supplies are
reaching camp by the carload. Heretofore
It has been the policy of the department
to ship the ordnance and quartermaster's
stores to Camp Thomas by
freight, but now the equipment Is being
sen! here by express.
During the last twenty-four hours.
Captain Zolinskl. quartermaster, who
has. In charge the disbursing of all
clothing and equipage supplies at
Camp Thomas, received six car loads of
supplies by express, while fourteen car
loads (the latter by freight) have
reached camp. Thin equipment Is being
used to the various commands almost
upon Its arrival. One day tho two
grout store homos under Captain Zallnskl's
care are filled with supplies, while
the next the building* are empty. Today
the houses are taxed to ?helr utmost
with all kinds of supplies which
are constantly arriving from Philadelphia.
St. Louis, Chicago, Boston and
Jeffer?onvllU'. Ind. Tho amount of underclothing
recently received Is simply
enormous, sufficient to supply an army
of 40,000 men. Among the supplies now
being Issued are 10,000 pairs of shoes,
5.000 blouses, 6,000 blankets and 20,000
trimmings for uniforms, including tho
stripes, etc.
Tb?' first corps, as well a? the third, in
?vi 11 fitted with shelter tents. It ap
pears that quite a good deal of the
[ clothing at first Issued to the men was
of nn Inferior grade and on this account
a second Issue Is being received by
many of the soldiers at Camp Thomas.
An ofllclal who Is in ft. position to know,
states that the entire first corps was
well equipped as far as quartermaster'*
supplies are concerned, whjle the ordnanco
department Is rapidly fitting out
the command.
Major Nye. commissary of subsistence
of the Chattanooga army supply
depot, hns received an official notification
from thf commissary general,*stating
that 3GO.OOO travel rations, enough
to last 3.3:0 men for about one hundred
days, had been purchased and would be
shipped <o the local uepot at once. Tnc
ration* will begin to arrive to-morrow
nixl will continue coming In all th"
week. These travel ration* consist for
the most party of canned corned beef,
canned salmon, nalt and hard tack an<l
will he sent out with every body of
troops that lcavc? the park for the
front.
There Ik nn Impression among the of
ncerv it wamp xnomui mui mere nm
h?? n heavy movement of troop* dui Inn
the comfnjc week. The flrat Ohio cavalry
leavei to-morrow morning. It# preparation*
for departure Mnu complete.
It h mii 1 ?l that th?* '-ntlro flrat army
eorpw will K?'t away before the end of
the week The m?eond brigade, Urdt
division, Aral corpH. may get away tomorrow
or Wednesday. The departure
of thin brigade depend! upon the ability
of the ofllciala U> got troJMporta to
Charleston, 8. C.
EXTRA I
6 O'clock Edition.
ON 10 PORTO RICO.
Omuml MUM to Ott?l? a Cora at Snu.
tla?o ?Oa> lha Pall of that City.
NEW YORK, July 12.?A Bpcelal to
the Times from Washington says:
The movement of the American army
I on Puerto Hlco may be said to have begun.
j The expedition to go against Puerto
! Rico will consist of between 25,000 and
30,000 men. According to the Spanish
j army register for 1888,the total strength
of the Spanish regular forces in the island
of Puerto Rico Is 7,219. Of these
j 5,214 are infantry, armed with Mauser
I rifles; 732 are artillery, and 211 are engineers.
The total cavalry strength is I
| ten officers and men. The rest of the I
I garrison Is made up of the civil guard,
which is a sort of custom house guard
and the police force. There are in the
iRland, according to the information
brought back by Lieutenant Whitney,
some 14,000 volunteers who are to be
reckoned wun, as wen xne auumo?w
men the Spanish commander might be
able to impress from the male population
of the island.
"With e total for all arm* of some
21,000 or 22,000 it is not doubted that an
American force of 25,000 or 30,000, with
the help of the fleet, will be ample to
take the island.
To make up tills force Major General
Miles, who will organise it at Santiago
I after the fall of that city, will draw
heavily on the nucleus of regulars, who
I have borne themselves so splendidly at
Santiago. For the rest of the force he
! will take his choice of the reserves at
Tampa, Including 12,000 infantry, 3,800
cavalry and 1.000 artillery; of the six
I regiments at Miami, the twelve regl1
ments under Lee at Jacksonville, of
the great mass of volunteers at Chick*
amauga, where more than forty reglI
ments are awaiting orders to the front,
| and of the big force still stationed at
Camp Alger.
I There will be nc lack of men and efforts
are making by the quartermasters
| department to see that there shall be no
| lack of equipment. Materials to complete
the outfits for the first corps, under
Major General Brooke, which Is expected
to form the backbone of the
Puerto Rico force, next to the regulars,
are being forwarded to Chlckamauga by
express. This corps Is expected to be
ready to move within a week, and If
Santiago fails as soon as It Is expected
-- J- ? ...in
[U UU, im IIIUVHI6 UIUCIO mil t>IWUU"1?
be given In that time.
It Is not believed that there has been
any change In the plan to have General
I Brooke lead the Puerto Rico force, as
j Shatter did that to Santiago. General
Miles, as the general commanding the
army, Is expected to be In supreme
command, however, with General
Brooke next to him, and to be made
military governor of the Island after 1t
has been subdued.
AFFECTING SCENES
At lb* Landing of tlx* Spanish Prisoner*
at Formmonlh?Captain Moron's Tear,
fa I AdloN to thr Men of Hl? Command.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. Julr 11.?The
Spanish prisoners, who were brought to
this port in the auixiliary cruiser St.
Louis from Santiago, numbering 692 of
the men who formed part of the crew
of Admiral Cervera'S squadron are tonight
sleeping peacefully and In com
paraiive cuimuri in iuc new uurruuns
erected for them on Seavey's Island.
Around them Is a guard of 125 marines.
The work of debarkation was accomplished
In just two hours under the direction
of Colonel Forney.
It was a pathetic sljjht from beginning,
and such as would bring tears to
many eyes. The poor, wretched creatures
struggled up the hillside clad for
the most part In rags, some of the men
being covered only with the fragments
of a table cloth or a blanket, while others
had on portions of what was once n
uniform. When the men landed some of
them were bo weak that they could not
stand and laid on the ground until
stretchers were brought and were carried
by their comrodea to the main
road, where they were placed on the
grass. Here the rays of sunshine and
the cool refreshing breezes seemed to
strengthen them.
Many of the prisoners had wounds
that were still unhealed and their heads
and arms showed the effects of the terrible
battle In which they fought.
One of the most touching Incidents of
the day was the farewell Captain K.
Diaz Morou.of the Cristobal Colon, took
of his crew Just before he went back to
the St. Louis.
Few who saw the tenderness with
I which he walked down the line and affectionately
embraced each seaman as
If he was his son, could refrain from
tears. Captain Morou assisted Colonel
Forney, of th? Marine corps In his labors
as mustering officer. This work
took time, as each man's name and description
had to be recorded, but at last
It was over and then Captain Morou
turned to the American ofllcer and asked
permission to ssy a few parting
words to his men. The request was
readily granted, but Captain Morou, Instead
of making a formal and eloquent
address to the long line, walked up to
the man nt the head of It, and taking
him warmly l?y the hand, tenderly kissed
the grim sailor on the chet?k. When
the men saw the action of the commander,
they wept as if their hearts would
break, and as the enptain walked down
the line shaking each by th<? hand nnd
kissing ench sunburned cheek, each
man threw his arm* around his commander's
neck and gave him a most
hearty embrace.
As Cnptnln Morou came to the Colon's
marine Kunrd, one of the men, the captain's
.orderly, In an outburst of grief,
sprang from the ranks and threw his
arm* around his captain's neck end
wept like a child.
When, Anally, the cnptaln reached the
end of the long line, he turned and In u
voice shaking with emotion, said n few
words of farewell to the crew ns a
whole. As he finished the half clnd men
surrounded him. grasping his arms and
lege, all trying for onejast embrace.
AWOTHER EXPEDITION
For Hmtflau" Will Rl?ri from Turn pa,
? lorliln, To-tlay.
TAMPA, Fla., July 11.?Another expedition
wll start for Santiago to-morrow.
The 1/impnss, with somo of the heavy
artillery from General Rogers' com
mand, will etui die fleet She win also '
carry a number of Bed Cross nurses and
supplies. Six seven-inch howitzers and
eight large Held piece? were loaded on
her to-day. Tthe other transports here
preparing: to go are the Nueces, .Wanderer,
Cherokee and Iroqouta. I
The wounded who arrived on the Cherokee
and who were left here are.recovering:
rapidly.
News has been received here that the
Spanish ship recently run ashore near
Marlel by American scout boats Is not
the AJphonse XIII., but a large steamship,
belonging to the Lopes TransAtlantic'line.
The vessel was loaded
wKh ammunition and provisions for the
Insurgents and after attempting to make
a landing on the southern coast of Cuba
stole around to the northern side, and
was attacked and forced- ashore by the
Wasp and other small vessels doing
scout duty. The vessel and cargo cannot
be saved. _
DEATH IN A TUNNEL,
Eltvca Hen Killed bjr an Explosion of
On In the Waur Work* Tnnnel at
Cleveland, 0,000 Feet out Under the
Ukt-Thc Second Fatality Darin* IU
Contraction.
CLEVELAND, O., July 1L?The lives
of eleven men. were snuffed out In the
twinkling of an eye this evening In the
big water works tunnel that is being
constructed under the bottom of Lake
Erie, as the result of an explosion of
gas.
Following are the names of those who
were killed: John Parks, foreman, 32
years of age, and single; James Parks,
brother of John, 30 years old, and single;
John Fradey-, Italian, 22 years old,
and single; Tony Brunetti, Italian, 22
years old and single; John , Ital
Ian, 15 rears oia ana single; rjmcrauu
Smith, bricklayer, 44 years old, married;
John McCauley, 21 years old; married;
William Tucker, colored, 26 years
old and single; Gus Waltz, 28 years old;
wife and several children; Frank Clements,
married, with several children;
Frank Honey, married, aged 22.
i The tunnel Is an Immense affair, being
projected to extend outward from
| the shore for a distance of four and a
half miles, and it has been under con- {
1 structlon for more than a year. The
work has been attended with great difficulty.
About six weeks ago there was
| an explosion of gas in the shore end of
j the big hole, which killed eight men and
I Injured a number of others. Soon af|
terward a big pocket of quicksand was
struck and work was stopped for some
time. The contractors then asked for j
| permission to deflect the course of the
tunnel from the route fixed by the city
engineers, but it was refused. The ,
woo ftnnllf roonmcil and had nro- '
I greased uneventfully until this evening,
! when this latest and moat horrible accident
came.
The explosion occurred at a few mln|
utes before 7 o'clock this evening, but
nobody will be able to tell what caused
It, or how it happened, for every witness j
is dead and the bodies of all are lying I
where they fell, 6,000 feet out under
the lake. The only man in the tunnel
who escaped death is Con O'Donnell. a j
lock tender, who was stationed 3,700 j
I feet from the shore. He heard the ex- '
plosion, or series of explosions. He says
there were ten of the shocks and the j
concussion was something terrible, for
it threw him off his feet, and four hours I
he was in such a dazed condition that
he could scarcely remember what had
occurred. He Anally groped his way
out and told what had happened.
1 Two men, Patrick Vonseer and Martin
McCauley, were the first to venture
into the tunnel after the accident occurred,
They made their way to a lock,
5.200 feet from the shore, but were there
overcome by the gas and fell to the
floor. When they failed to return a
young man named James Clements, son
of one of the men who was killed, and
who was employed as a mule driver,
went to their rescue. He found them
almost unconscious lying over a mule
can. unu bulxccucu m iici^ixk iuciu iv
the well at the shore end o. the tunnel.
The would-be rescuers say that all
lights were out beyond the 5,000 foot
lock and thnt they could not go any
further.
U. S. SLNATOR ON TRIAL
On n Criminal Charge of Aiding and Abetting
a Pairing Teller Hob Bank?An
Unprecedented Case*
WILMINGTON, Del.. July 11.?A trlnl
probably unprecedented In the annals of
this country, that of a member ot the
United States senate on a criminal
charge, began In the United States court
In this city this afternoon before Judge
Edward G. Bradford. The defendant Is
Richard Rollln Kenney, of Dover, Junior
United States senator from Delaware,
unnn a chnri-n of nldlnir nnd
abetting William N. Hoggs, who has
confesswl to having robbed the First
National bank of Dover, of which Innovation
he vros paying teller, of the sum
of $107,000. The counts in the Indictment.
to which Senator Kenney has
pleaded not guilty, chnrge him with (tiding
and abetting Hoggs to the extent of
about IS,600.
Two men, Eseklel T. Cooper, of Milford,
nnd Thomas S. Clark, of Dover,
have already been convicted on similar
charges and are now serving terms of
eighteen months and five years respectively
in the New Jersey penitentiary.
Hoggs was the principal witness for the
prosecution In each case. His story was
to the effect that the greater part of his
stealings were expended In stock speculations
and gambling, and that In the
stock speculations the defendants were
associated with him In the participating
In his deals and that they gave him their
nhonUn u-hnn tln*v had no funds in th?
bank, Roggs taking care of them from
the bank's funds. The high position of
the defendant drew to the court room n
crowd that Jammed Its capacity and
overflowed Into the corridor* The session
l>egun at 2:30 o'clock, when Senator
JCenney entered th?? court accompanied
by hlH counsel, United State* Senator
George Gray and Levi C. Bird, of this
city. The government was represented
by District Attorney Lewis C. Vandergrlft.
The first witness was Harry A. Rlchardnon,
president of the bank. He testified
to the defalcation by linggn and
sold that lioggs admitted to him his
crime.
L. Edward Roes, of Philadelphia, nn
expert accouptant, who went over the
bank's books, testified that the defalcation
amounted to $107,000. He nlso said
that he found that various checks drawn
by Mr. Kenney had come to the bank
anil neen oasneu wnon ne una noi n sufficient
balance to bin cr?*?llt to m??t thorn.
K. D. Page, of Philadelphia, who wan
mnnflffcr for K. Cuthbert & Co.. the firm
of brokers with which Bogfs oonducttd
his stock speculations, t?-?tlil?*tl that
chocks signed by Kenney wore used In
the stock transaction^ All checks were
offered In evidence, save one for $2T?0,
and the delVnse objected to th<- admission
of toatlmony with IwpMt to this
one. Pending decision upon this mihject
the court adjourned until to-morrow
morning.
CRISIS If
Premier Sagasta anc
der Their R<
IT IS PROBABLE THE
Them, and Upon tlio Suggestion o
try Consisting Largely of the
Peace Alleged to Hare Been
Spain Begards the Terms as
Said to be Growing.
LONDOX, Julp 12.?The Madrid correspondent
of the Times, telegraphing
Monday, says: *
"Senor Sngnsta went to the palace today
and tendered his resignation and
that of the cabinet. It 1b Bald that he I
advised the queen regent to appoint o ]
new cabinet, largely consisting of the
military element, which would not nee- <
essarily mean the adoption of a warlike
policy, but probably the reverse. I
"It Is generally expected that the |
resignation will be accepted.
LONDON, July 1?-The Madrid cor- I
respondent of the Tim??s telegraphing |
. lUlu /T*ai<%a>ta v\ mnrnlntr n ? o
The cabinct resigned In consequence
of Irreconcilable differences of opinion
on the question of initiating peace negotiations.**
MADRID, July 11. 10 p. m.-It is asserted
that the United States makes the
following demands as conditions "of
peace:
First?The possession of Cuba and
Porto Rico with a port in the Cana'rles.
Second?An indemnity of ?48,000,000
(about $240,000,000).
Third?Tho retention of the Philippines
as a guarantee of the payment of
the Indemnity.
These terms are regarded as Impossible.
MADRID, July 11. 9 a. m.?The newspapers
of this city openly discuss the
Imminence of the ministerial crisis, owing
to the attitude of Senor Gamazo.
The official Correspondence confirms
the report of the cabinet crisis.
The Imparcial says of Sunday's cabinet
meeting: "We think importance
should be attached to the fnct that
Spain will reap great advantages in negotiations
for peace before Santiago and
Manila and, perhaps even Porto Rico,
are captured, as should the Americans
occupy those places their terms will
naturally be harder."
The ImDarrlal adds: "It Is most
probable that the government will tel- I
egraph Captain General Blanco to this
effect, urging him to direct th* opinion
of the army towards this solution. On
General Blanco's reply depends whether
the government commences negotiations
immediately without awaiting
the outcome of the situation at Santiago."
INTO A HORNETS NEST.
A Stanm l<aunch that Tried to locate a
SpnttUh (Innboat.
(Copyright, 1K9S, by the Associated Pre*s.)
QUANTANAMO BAY. July 9. via
PLAYA DEL ESTE, Province of Santiago
de Cuba. July 9, (Delayed in transmission).?A
steam launch from the
United States repair ship Vulcnn which,
: with the Marblehead's launch has been
doing patrol duty In the narrows lead
iriK ???m me lunci iu uir u
| ventured too nenr the Spanish fort Just
after daylight to-day, and ran Into a
| hornet's neat.
As the result of the men's anxiety to
locate the small Spanish gunboat Sandoval,
which Is known to be In the vicinity
of the fort the Americans went
quite a distance beyond the patrol JimIts
and the Spanish pickets located
along the bluff suddenly opened fire on
the launch with Mauser r?tles, which
was at once followed ty volUys from
soldiers In the fort. The launch replied
with her one pounder, but the firing
of the Spaniards was entirely too
heavy for the little boat to contend
against and she beat a hurried retreat
Although the Inunch was under fire
for ten minutes, she was not hit cnce.
DU B08C AND CABBANZA
Will L?are Montreal To-night nt Hrqntu
of Oiiiwllan Atillinilllea.
WOVTUPA T. .Tnlr 11 -Ssnnr T)tl
Bosc, late secretory of the Spanish legation
at Washington, ami lieutenant
Carranta, military attache, will leave
Montreal to-morrow night by the dominion
steamer Ottoman, at the urgent
and repeated request of the dominion
government. The request was convoyed
through Mr. N. C. St. Pierre. Q. C., who
was counsel for Messrs. Du Hose and
Carransa in the litigation, following upon
the arrewt of Detective Kellert, 011 a
charge of stealing a letter from Lieutenant
Carranza's rooms.
8enor Du 13osc on July 2 expressed his
Intention to leave by the next steamer
of the Dominion line, leaving July 9. He
was unable to do so because he could
not obtain passage on her and Mr. Torrance
wrote to the government to the
effect that there was not a berth va
ciint. Ah the government was ho Insistent,
however, Benor Du Hose decided
to sail on the dominion steamer Ottoman.
n large freight vessel which has
very little pussenner accommodation
and he goes on hoard to-night. He Is
very Indignant at the treatment to
which he has been subjected and says
the government will hear from him
again when the present troubles are
over.
On his arrival at Liverpool ho will go
to London nnd await orders from his
government before proceeding to Madrid.
CAMARA TURNS BACK
Will! llli FlKfi nnil Trunaportv?Wiis Allowed
to Coal.
PORT SAID, July 11.?The Spanish
armored cruiser Carlos V and ton Spanish
transport* remain outside this port
waiting f?r Admiral Camara who, on
board the Spanish battleship Pelayo,
haves here this momlm?.
The Spanish admiral was allowed to
transship COD ton* of coal from the San
AuRiiHilu lant nl?rht In the harbor, on
furnishing a written guarantee that ho
was proceeding to Spain.
nmrlhluu Inlnrfttliiy I'riimliMl.
WASHINGTON. D. r? Julv 11.?Tho
French ambassador left thin afternoon
for Now York. He probable will go to
Newport and Bar Harbor before he re
\ SPAIN. ,
I Entire Cabinet Tenesignations.
?;
QUEEN WILL ACCEPT
y.
f Sagasta will Form a new Mini**
Military Element?Conaraons or
Submitted by the United State*
Impossible?The Peace FeeUas
turns. HI* call on Hie PreUfliot natal*
ally excited much comment, mod led to
n'port that Spain had aake6 (or Penon
through French channels. The subject
discussed by the ambassador ?IU b?
made known In the course of a ttmr
days In connection with an Interesting
occasion, .the details ol which cannot
now be made public, taut which, whets
disclosed, will show that ths conference
to-day did not relate to tb* war la
any respect.
wrsr.r.tlM n ?T? I f
JhLL lLKKIBLt iALLO,
Wounded United States Troops Arrlvlaf
nt Fort BfcPheraoa 8?y the Spaniards
Fired on the Field Hoaptte) ud Utterly
Disregarded the Bod Croil Flag?Otbo*
jlete of Treachery.
ATLANTA, Ga., July 1L?Two hundred
and thirty-five ?lck and wounded
soldiers reached the general hospital at
Fort McPherson to-day from Tampa.
Among them are several of the Rough
RJders and many members of the Seventy-first
New York regiment. The
most seriously wounded are Captain
Ducat and Lieutenant Lyons, of the
Twenty-fourth infantry, whose families
I ? O-l. TTl.t. m.?
UIV iiwn <11 can uunc, uiau< aub uin.tors
arc much encouraged by the condition
of the men to-night and say they
will recover. Many of the wounded men
give thrilling accounts of the great
fight of July 1, and from several
.sources unsolicited comes the Information:
"The Spaniards use explosive*
| and brass bullets."
| Dwight Galloupe, chaplain of tha
Twenty-fourth infantry of Newark. N.
J., Is suffering from internal hemorrhage,
l)ut he will recover. He told a
story of the utter disregard of tha
Spaniards for the Red Cross flag.
"On the. afternoon of the third," said
j the chaplain, I wan visiting the wounded
In a hospital tent near the place
J where the fight was the hottest. A lieutenant,
whose name I do not know, waa
I In the other of the. tent, looking after
I pome of his men. Suddenly a shell came
I through the tent and exploded. That
I officer was torn Into shreds. I waa
' hurled fully lift** feet and Injured as
I you see, and every man In the tent
thrown from his cot
"The Spaniards took especial delight i
In firing upon our Jleld hospital. ' We <
I had to move It seven times on that ac- 1
count. One of the surgeons was klired
while dressing the wounds of a soldier.
In the hasty retreat which the enemy's
lire mad* necessary from the first hospital.
a lot of our wounded were left behind
and all of them were killed."
Several of the new arrivals say the
reported sufferings of the Spanish aoldiers
is greatly exaggerated. "The
Spanish soldiers get better food than
ours do," sold one of the men. -"The
children of Santiago are Buffering, but
the soldiers are getting the fat of tho
land."
"They are hard fighters," he contln
ued, "but very treacherous. Once during
the early part of the battle, a white
flag was thrown up on one of their batteries.
Our men approachcd it a? a
matter of course; they were shot down
when they drew near."
Captain Ducat, of the Twenty-fourth
Infantry, Is shot through the thigh, and
his right leg Is partially paralysed*
Propped up on a cot he told an Assocl*
ated Press representative a story of thd
bitter fight which resulted In the
wounding of himself and his first officer,
Lieutenant Lyons, and the loss of
many privates.
On the first day of the fighting near
EI Caney, Lieutenant Lyons, with seventy-flve
men, set out to take a stone
blockhouse at the top of a steep hill.
Safely housed behind the stone walls of
the house sixty Spaniards poured ta a
murderous Are on the plucky Americans
03 they entered the narrow path ,
leading up the hill. 8tep by stop the
men rorged ahead, tneir comrades railtnp
every minute. By the time the top
of the hill was reached, but twenty-two
of the band remained. With a about
they forced their way into the covetad
stronghold and in n desperate hand to
hand tight, with revolvers, succeeded Id
scattering the Spaniards. Captain Ducat
and Lieutenant Lyons received the
wounds at close range. Of the seventyfive
men but twenty answered the roll
call.
"Johnny" Blgelow. of the Ninth Infantry,
a brother of Pojultney Rlgelow,
Is wounded In four places, a part of hit
Jaw being torn away.
All are bitter In their denunciation of
"explosive" bullets.
To Take Troop* to Calm.
CHARLESTON. S. C.. July ll.-The
steamer Grand Duchesse Is reported off
the bar to night, though ?he arrived
there too late to come up to the oily on
account of the mine fields In the harl?or.
The Grand Duchesse Is scheduled
to take the next expedition from here
to reinforce Shatter, but It has not been
definitely settled as to which of the regiments
In camp here, the Second and
Third Wisconsin and the Sixteenth
Pennsylvania, will goon her.
Sltnatloii In Canary lilmiili.
l?OXDOX, July 11.?Advices received
here to-day from Grand Canary Islands,
the center of the Canaries group, dated
July 2. say one Spanish torpedo boat If
there and two others are understood to
be in the neighboring islands. Matters
are quiet and the reserves are still un
ucr mum.
Kt?*iiPHior C?ns*r Dtml.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. July 11.?BxSenator
Connor, of Michigan, who ha*
lived here Blnce ho left the senate. died
nt Ocean City, Md.. this afternoon.
Weather Vorrond for To-<l?r.
For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio,
fulr weather; wuriner; lltfbt eautwrly
u liiil*. Ii?*nr\r?t1 tlir vniithni'tf
For Wont V'lrKlnlrtV fair; warmer; northeasterly
wind*. becoming southerly.
Local Tamprrainrt,
The temperature yesterday M otisenred
by C. Sohnepf, ilrtmitlM. corner Market
and Fourteenth street*. wui mi follow*:
7 a. m 51 j 5 p. |0
!' a. in ?2 I 7 p. tt
II in fcl IjWcalhor?Fair.

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