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FIGHTING BOB CAPTAIN EVANS OF THE IOWA TELLS HIS STORY HOW THE ELEET SUNK HIS SHIP WAS THE FIRST IN ACTION TWICE HIT BY SPANISH SHELLS The Spaniards Fought With Courage. Work of the Cubans and Sharks. A Vivid Description Associated Press Special Wire OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, per the As sociated Press dispatch boat Dauntless, via Port Antonio, Jamaica, July 8, by way of Kingston, July 8, 3:40 p. m.—(Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press.) The battle- Ship lowa was the first ship to see the Span ish fleet coming out of the harbor. A mo ment later her crew was at general quarters and at 9:33 a. m. a gun was fired to attract the attention of the fleet. Captain Evans' account of the battle, as told in the cabin of the lowa to a correspondent of the Associ ated Press, is intensely interesting. He said: "At the time 'general quarters' was sounded the engine bell rang full speed abead and I put the helm to starboard and the lowa crossed the bows of the Infanta Maria Teresa, the first ship out. As the Spanish admiral swung to the westward the 12-inch shell from the forward turret of the lowa seemed to strike her fairly in the bow, and the fight was a spectacle. "As the squadron came out In column, the ships beautifully spaced as to distance and gradually Increasing their speed to thirteen knots, It was sdperb. Used the Heavy Guns "The lowa from this moment/ kept up a steady fire from her heavy guns, heading all the time to keep the Infanta Maria Te resa on her starboard bow and hoping to ram one of the leading ships. "In the meantime the Oregon, Indiana, Brooklyn and Texas were doing excellent work with their heavy guns. "In a very short space of time the enemy's ships were all clear of the harbor mouth, and it became evidently Impossible for the lowa to ram either the first or the second ship on account of the speed. A Torrent of Shells "The range at this time was 2000 yards from the leading ship. The lowa's helm was immediately put hard to starboard and the entire starboard broadside was pouring into the Infanta Maria Teresa. The helm was quickly shifted to port and the ship went across the stern of the Teresa in an effort to head off the Oquendo. All this time the engines were driving at full speed ahead. A perfect torrent of shells from the enemy passed over the smokestack and su perstructure of the ship, but none struck her. The Flight of the Colon "The Cristobal Colon, being much faster than the rest o fthe Spanish ships, passed rapidly to the front In an effort to escape. In passing the lowa the Colon placed two six-inch shells fairly in our starboard bow. One passed through the cofferdam and dis pensary, wrecking the latter and bursti -g on the berth deck, doing considerable dam age. The other passed through the side of the water line within the cofferdam, where it still remains. "As It was now obviously Impossible to ram any of the Spanish ships, on account of their superior speed, the lowa's helm was put to the starboard and she ran on a abreast of the Almirante Oquendo, at a course parallel with the enemy. Being then a distance of 1100 yards, the lowa's entire battery, including the rapid fire guns, were opened on the Oquendo. Terrible Punishment The punishment was terrific. Many twelve-Inch shells from the lowa pierced the Almirante Oquendo at the same mo ment, one forward and the other aft. The Oquendo seemed to stop her engines for a moment and lost headway, but she Im mediately resumed her speed and grad ually drew ahead of the lowa and came under the terrific fire of the Oregon and Texas. Torpedo Boat Alarm "At this moment the alarm of torpedo boats was sounded, and two torpedo boat destroyers were discovered on the star board quarter at a distance of 4000 yards. Fire was at once opened on them with the after battery and a twelve-inch shell cut the stern of one destroyer squarely off. As the shell struoft a small torpedo boat fired back at the battleship, sending a shell within a few feet of my head. Playing Donnybrook Fair "Well up among the advancing cruisers, spitting shots at one and the other, was the little Gloucester, shooting first at a cruiser and then at a torpedo boat, and hitting a head wherever she saw it. The marvel was that she was not destroyed by the rain of shells. In the meantime the Vizcaya was slowly drawing abeam of the lowa, and for the space of fifteen minutes it was give and take between the two ships. The Vizcaya fired rapidly, but wildly, not one shot taking effect on the lowa, while the shells from the lowa were tearing great rents in the sides of the Vizcaya. As the latter passed ahead of the lowa, she came under the murderous fire of the Oregon. At this time, the! In fanta Maria Teresa and the Almirante Oquendo, leading the enemy's column, were seen to be heading for the beach and in flames. An Unmerciful Pounding "The Texas, Oregon and lowa pounded them unmercifully. They ceased to re ply to the fire and in a few moments the Spanish cruisers were a mass of flames and on the rocks with their colors down, the Teresa flying a white flog. "The enemy's crew stripped themselves and began Jumping overboard, and one of the smaller mJigazhms began to explode. "Meantime the Brooklyn and the Cristo bal Colon were exchanging compliments In lively fashion at apparently long range and the Oregon, with her locomotive Spaced, was hanging well on to the Colon, also paying attention to the Vizcaya. Tho Teresa and the Oquendo were In flames on the beach jußt twenty minutes after the first shot was fired. The Vizcaya Goes Down "Fifty minutes after the first shot was fired the Vizcaya put her helm to port with a great burst of flame from the after part of the ship and headed slowly for the rocks of Acerradores, where she found her last resting place. The Calls of Humanity "As it was apparent that I could not pos sibly catch the Cristobal Colon and that the Oregon and Brooklyn undoubtedly would, and as the fast New York was also on her trail, I decided the calls of humanity should be heard and attention given to tho 1200 or 1500 Spanish officers and men who had struck their colors to the American squadron commanded by Admiral Samp son. I therefore headed for the wreck of the Vizcaya, now burning furiously fore and aft. When I was in as far as the depth of the water would admit, I lowered all my boats and sent them at once to the assist ance of the men who were being drowned by dozens or roasted on the decks. I soon discovered that the insurgent Cubans from the shore were shooting on men who were struggling in the water, after having sur rendered to us. I Immediately put a stop to this, but I could not put a stop to the mutilation of many bodies by the sharks inside the reef. Work of the Sharks "These creatures had become excited by the blood from the wounded mixing in tne water. My boats' crews Worked manfully and succeeded in saving many of the wounded from the burning ships. One man who will be recommended for promotion, clambered up the side of the Vizcaya and saved three men from burning to death. The smaller magazines of the Vizcaya were exploding with magnificent cloud effects. The boats were coming alongside In a steady string and willing hands were help ing the lacerated Spanish officers and sail ors onto the lowa's quarter deck. All the Spaniards were absolutely without clothes. Some had their legs torn off by fragments of shells. Others were mutilated In every conceivable way. Canoes Filled With Wounded "The bottoms of the boats held two or three Inches of blood. In many cases dead men were lying In theblood. Five poor chaps died on the way to the ship. They were afterwards buried with military hon ors from the lowa. Some examples of heroism, or, more properly .devotion O discipline and duty, could" never be sur passed. One man on the lost Vizcaya ha.l his left arm almost shot off Just below th" shoulder. The fragments were hanging by a small piece of skin. But he climbed unassisted over the side and saluted as if on a visit of ceremony. Immediately after him came a strong-hearted sailor, whose left leg had been shot off above the knee. He was hoisted on board the lowa with a tackle, but never a whimper came from him. Gradually the mangle! bodies and naked well men accumulated until It would have been almost difficult to recognize the lowa as a United States battleship. Covered With Blood "Blood was all over her usually white quarter deck, and 272 naked men were being supplied with water and food. Fi nally came the boats with Captain Eulate. commander of the Vizcaya, for whom a chair was lowered over the side, as he was evidently wounded. The captain's guard of marines were drawn up on the quarter deck to salute him, and I stood waiting to welcome him. As the chair was placed on the deck, the marines presented arms. Captain Eulate slowly raised himself from the chair, saluted me with grave dignity, unbuckled his sword belt and, holding the hilt of the sword before him, kissed it reverently with tears in his eyes and then surrendered It to me. The Crew Cheered "Of course, I declined to receive his sword: and. as the crew of the lowa saw this, they cheered like wild men. "In the meantime, thirty officers of the Vizcaya had been picked up, besides 272 of her crew. Our wardroom and steerage officers gave up their state rooms to the naked sailors, and each was given all the corned beef, coffee and hardtack he could eat. The war had assumed another as pect. "As I knew the crews of the first two ships wrecked had not been visited by any of our vessels, I ran down to them. I found the Gloucester with Admiral Cervera and a number of his officers aboard, and also a large number of wounded, some in a fright fully mangled condition. Many prisoners had been killed on shore by the fire of the Cubans. The Harvard came oft and I re quested Captain Cotton to go In and take oft the crews of the Infanta Maria Teresa and thei Almirante Oquendo, ar.d by mid night the Harvard had 947 prisoners aboard, a great number of them wounded. Spanish Courage "For courage and dash there is no parallel In history to this action of the Spanish ad miral. He came, as he knew, to absolute destruction. There was one single hope that was that the Cristobal Colon would steam faster than the Brooklyn. The spec tacle of two torpedo boat destroyers, paper shells at best, steaming out In broad day light in the face of the fire of a battleship, LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JULY % 1898 CUBANS IN FRONT OF A SPAISH BLOCKHOUSE can be described in one way—it was Spanish and it was ordered by Blanco. The same must be said of the entire movement. "I took Admiral Cervera aboard from the Gloucester, which had rescued him from the dead and received him with a full ad miral's guard. The crew of the lowa crowd ed close to the turrets, half naked and black with powder, as Cervera stepped over the side, bareheaded. Over his undershirt he wore a thin suit of flannel, borrowed from Lieutenant Commander Walnwright of the Gloucester. The crew cheered vociferously. Cervera is every inch an admiral, even if he did not have) a hat. He submitted to the fortunes of war with a grace that proclaim ed him a thoroughbred." MUSTERED OUT Woodland Company Goes Home—lts Place Quickly Filled OAKLAND, July B.—The company of national guardsmen from Woodland which refused to enter the United States service under the captain named by Governor Budd was today mustered out of the state militia. Captain Ward has been ordered to turn over all the state and government property In his possession and he will not be relieved of his bond until a satisfactory settlement is made with the state. The place of the Woodland men will be taken by a new company which was recruited today In San Jose. Its captain will' be George D. Baldwin. J. J. Adel of San Jose, who was active in forming the com pany, will be first lieutenant, and Lieuten ant Peart of Woodland, who refused to re volt, will be second lieutenant. The San Jose men will reach Camp Barrett tomor row, and If the physical examinations can be concluded in time, will be mustered Into the Eighth volunteer regiment before night. Company H of Redding, with 104 men and two officers, Captain Lyon and First Lieutenant Estep, was mustered into the Eighth regiment of volunteers late this afternoon. The second lieutenant has not yet been designated. Captain Smith, formerly in command of this company, will be commis sioned as first lieutenant of Company I of Marysvllle, as a reward for his loyalty. It is understood that after the full regi ment is mustered in Captains Baldwin and Lyon will exchange places, as the Redding men have expressed a preference for Bald win. There Is a strong probability that the Eighth regiment will be sent to Honolulu to garrison that city. It can be got ready for that service within a week, and It can be sent without weakening the Philippine expeditionary force under command of Major General Otis. Miles Sails for Cuba CHARLESTON, S. C, July B.—The cruis ers Tale and Columbia, with the Sixth Mas sachusetts and one battalion of the Sixth WATER SUPPLY FOR THE CAMP THE SPANISH SHIPS Two of Cervera's Fleet May Be Saved—The Others Are Total Wrecks + OFF SANTIAGO DE CTTBA, July 7, by Associated Press Dispatch Boat + •J> Dauntless, via Port Antonio and Kingston, July 8, 10 a. m.—(Copyrighted, 1898, <• 4- by the Associated Press.) The United States auxiliary cruiser Harvard has + sailed for Portsmouth. N. H., with the remainder of the prisoners, the total now + + being 1760. A board of officers is today Inspecting the Cristobal Colon, and it Is + •fr hoped she may be saved. Naval Constructor Hobson; Is on board the Spanish 4* + cruiser and is about to value the Infanta Maria Teresa. The Vizcaya and Almlr- + 4- ante Oquendo are worthless wrecks. + Illinois aboard lie off the lightship at the entrance of the harbor tonight and probably Will sail before daybreak for Cuba. General Nelson A. Miles and his staff ar rived In the city at 6:80 p. m. and went out to the Tale. The expedition numbers in all 1720 men. There are still in the city 4000 troops and others are expected from Chlck amauga. Red Cross Appointments SAN FRANCISCO, July B.—The Callfor-1 nla Red Cross society has selected Dr. F. J. Hart of Tempe, Arizona, as its first sur- 1 geon for Manila. He has spent five years in the army service In Arizona and speaks Spanish, Italian and French as well as English. Oswald Schlott will be sent as steward. He has lived in the Philippines, was three years In the United States naval service and for the past three years has been in turn pharmacist, chemist and head nurse at Mare Island. Altogether a corps of eight nurses and doctors will soon be supported at Manila by the Red Cross of California. Added to the Merchant Marine SAN FRANCISCO, July B.—By the an nexation of Hawaii fifty-three vessels have been given American registry. Of these twenty-four are steamers, four full rig ged ships, ten barks and seventeen schoon ers. The Pacific Mail and Southern Pacific steamers Aztec, Barracouta and San Mateo will all come In. The whaler Alexander will also fly the American flag. The other favor ed steamers are nearly all engaged in the inter-island traffic. The Spanish Cabinet MADRID, July 8.-9 p.m.—The cabinet council this evening considered the ques tions of new cables and military measures necessary in view of an American attack upon Spanish ports. All rumors as to peace negotiations are semi-officially declared to be unfounded. The department responded to an alarm cf fire last right at 10 o'clock from bo* 84 at the corner of Maple avenue and Twenty ninth street. An unoccupied house at 2214 Maple avenue caught fire and was saved with $100 damage. There is no cause known for the Are. SEEKING PEACE (Continued from Page One.) tested at Washington, but the Madrid cab inet strongly opposes any Idea of peace. Have Heard Nothing WASHINGTON, July B.—lt can be stated authoritatively that no overtures to ward peace have been received up to the time of the Cabinet meeting today. At the ■ same time Cabinet members look upon the situation as having more fuctors conducive to peace than at any time heretofore. ' It would be no surprise if peace overtures came to the government any moment, either from Spain or through some intermediary. This is felt to be so Imminent that it leads to numerous rumors that actual overtures have been made, but the reports are pre mature and are based on expectations rather than anything tangible. This is not only the official statement of govern ment officials, but the same view is taken at the British, French, German and other foreign embassies and legations where It is stated that peace negotiations have not assumed definite form, but that all cir cumstances tend in the direction of a de sire by Spnln to terminate the conflict. None of the foreign representatives have yet received Instructions to act. At the British Embassy specific inquiry was made concerning a published report that Sir Julian Paurtcefote had made indirect over tures to the President, looking to peace, and that the President, while declining in termediation, has said he would agree to peace if Spain applied direct on certain stated terms. The embassy authorized a full, explicit and complete denial of the report. The Ambassador, it was stated, had not seen the President of late, and no overtures of any kind had been made by him to the United States. FOURTH EXPEDITION The Transports; and Supplies Will Be Beady This Week SAN FRANCISCO, July B.—Major Gen eral Otis and Majors Long and Ruhlin held a consultation today regarding the trans ports of the next expedition and the troops which will go on them. The troops for the City of Puebla and Peru have already been decided upon. The Rio Janeiro and(Penn sylvania are now being prepared. Their carrying capacity has not yet been officially figured out, but as soon as that has been done the regiments will be designated. Un less the of the ships are very much less than Is thought and unless some troops not yet here shall be given pre cedence, the South Dakota and Kansas regi ments will get away. In spite of all rumors to the contrary, It seems probable now that the fourth expe dition' to the Philippines will be of the same nature as those that preceded It. Arrange ments have been made with the Alaska Trading company whereby the St. Paul can be chartered. She is a, new vessel, a sister ship of the Senator, and is due here from St. Michaels tomorrow or Sunday. Tomorrow the supplies for two of the transports of the next fleet will be delivered and those for the other three are ready to be delivered when they are wanted. The Pacific Malt Steamship company has chartered Int Kong Kong the British steam ship Glenfarg. 2350 tons, to replace one of the steamers taken by the government. The service is much crippled in consequence of the number of vessels that have been taken, including the City of Peking, China, Colon, City of Sydney, Peru, Para and lastly the Rio de Janeiro. The Glenfarg has not yet left Hong Kong. Coal for Dewey NEW YORK, July B.—lt was learned to day that 40,000 tons of coal is now on the way from Atlantic ports to the Philippines, where it will be transferred to the bunkers of Admiral Dewey's ships. The first cargo was shipped in May, another on June 18th and the last on July Ist, Three steamships were employed. CONTROLLING CUBANS SHAFTER ISSUES STRINGENT ORDERS TO GARCIA. Insurgents Massacre Spanish Troops uvl Sack El Caney—Will Not Be Allowed in Santiago BEFORE SANTIAGO, July 7, per Asso ciated Press Dispatch Boat Dauntless, via Port Antonio and Kingston, Jamaica, July 8. 1 p. m.—(Copyrighted, 1898, by the Asso ciated Press.) One secret of the determina tion of the Spanish soldiery In Santiago to fight to the death was the belief which pre vailed generally among them that prisoners taken by the Americans would be put to the sword. It Is known that after the fall of El Caney on July Ist the Spanish soldiers who escaped along* the foothills marched, directly Into General Garcia's men, posted to the) north of Santiago. They fought desperately, but were shown no mercy by the Cubans, and were macheted to the last man. General Delerlne. who was In command, was brutal ly mutilated. The knowledge of this massa cre found its way into Santiago and prompt ed the Spanish resolution to die rather than surrender. The voiuntary surrender of some of the • uinded Spanish officer* and men has dis pelled the delusion nnd Is helping: to induce t.eneral Toral to consider the proposition to capitulate- After the fall of El Caney the Cubans sacked the) town. Information of the two outrages was promptly sen! to Gen eral Shafter. who Issued orders that any Cuban found rlflllng the bodies of dead or wounded Spaniards would be promptly dealt with. To prevent the possibility of Cubans' plundering Santiago when it capitulates It has been decided to forbid the Cubans enter ing the town. ARMY WAITING (Continued from Page One.) the enlisted men at the prison station at Seavey's Island, Portsmouth harbor, New Hampshire. The St. Louis Is due here tonight or to morrow with the first lot ot prisoners, while the Harvard Is just about to start from off Santiago with the remainder. The report of the appearance of a Span* Ish privateer off the coast of British Colum bia, which appears to have created such a commotion on the northwestern coast, came from one of the government agents in that Bectlon, of the world. Moreover, the same person said two vessels were taking coal at a British Columbian port, which It was pre sumed was Intended for the Spanish fleet, sbould it have made its way Into the Pa cific ocean through the Suez canal. The failure of congress to act on the naval advancement special acts may after all be beneficial as, enabling the president to ar range with ,-more deliberation and Justice calls for rewards for meritorious officers. Sent an Operator MAJOR - GENERAL, SHAFTER'S HEADQUARTERS, before Santiago de Cuba, July 7, by the Associated Press dis patch boat Dauntless, via Port Antonio and Kingston, Jamaica, July 8, 9 a. m.—The armistice has been extended to noon Satur day in order to allow Linares to communl -cate with Blanco and with Madrid. General Linares Informed General Shat ter that he had no telegraph operator and one was sent to the city, accompanied by the British Consul, F. R. Ramsden, under the British flag. Shaffer's Dispatch General Shatter telegraphed the depart ment as follows: "Camp Near Santiago, July 7.—Hon. R. A. Alger, Secretary of War: Perfect quiet. At the request of Spanish general, em ployes of English cable company were Bent in to him to telegraph his government as to surrendering. Men in good spirits, and are making themselves more secure every hour. Wounds are much less dangerous than similar wounds made with caliber 45. Among the large number wounded there are few amputations. Perhaps ten will cover it. General health of command is good. One hundred and fifty cases of fever will run their courses In four or five days, but none are serious. I am feeling much better. "SHAFTER, Major-General." Not a Shot Not a shot has been fired recently on either side, but work Is being pushed on the batteries and entrenchments. Our po sition has been greatly Btrenghtened dur ing the last twenty-four hours, the Amer ican lines advancing to within four hundred yards of the enemy and our hillside batter ies overlook and command the city. General Lawton's division advanced five hundred yards to the great surprise of the enemy. The dynamite gun of Colonel Wood's Rough Riders, In charge of Sergeant Hal lett Alsopp Borrowe, has been beautifully placed, hidden in a snug pit. The streams have been bridged over, al lowing the transportation of heavy artil lery with facility, and the roads have been greatly improved. The general health of the soldiers is good. A Needed Best The armistice is affording a long-needed rest for our men, and they are now in good shape to resume fighting. General Linares is evidently weakening and the mediation of the Bishop of San tiago and the consular corps may persuade him to surrender. In case hostilities are resumed, the plan of assault Is for Rear Admiral Sampson to bombard the forts at the mouth of the harbor, driving the men away from the guns and then land a thousand men and oc cupy the forts, while launches with grap pling irons go in and countermine the har bor. The fleet will then enter and bom bard the city, supporting the land assault. General Garcia, the Insurgent command er, received orders yesterday not to attack the Spaniards while the negotiations are on foot. Feed for Buzzards The Spanish cruisers are still filled with charred bodies and the buzzards are de vouring the remains. The Cubans, by Rear Admiral Sampson's orders, have bur ied the bodies of over 100 Spaniards who were washed ashore. A Printer Suicides SAN FRANCISCO, July B.—George H. Sandy, an old printer, committed sufclde this morning by shooting himself. The cause of his act was despondency arising from dearth of employment and lack of funds. Sandy was over 70 years of age. Flattered "You didn't make Miss Yon Rlche's por trait look a bit like her." "No; I needed the money for It."—Chi cago Record. NEWS FROM HAVANA POOR DYING OP STARVATION DT THE STREETS Troops anxious for a Battle but Citi zens Anxious for the War to End. No Flour and No Meat KINGSTON, Jamaloa, July 8, Ip. ■».— (Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press.) The British cruiser Talbot, which left Ha vana on Tuesday, July 6th, arrived at Port Royal today with twenty-three passengers, among them Sir Alexander Gollan, British consul general at Havana, and Mr. Hlgglna of the Britsh consulate there, both on leave, which Is given as the only explanation of their departure. Mr. Jerome has been left in charge of British affairs in Havana. Mr. Higglns said: "The city of Havana is quiet and there are no new complications. The well-to-do Inhabitants are subsisting tolerably, but the poor are dying of starva tion fn the streets. There are many sights of terrible misery. The barracks are filled with starving women. "The soldiers are fairly well fed. General Pando has been sending troops into the in terior, It is said, en> route to Santiago, but I do not see how they will get there. "The blockade Is maintained and vessels are frequently turned back. Everybody 1* anxious for the conclusion of the war, al though the soldiers wish to fight and all the officials are resolute. There Is no flour In Havana and no meat, while yams are scarce." HE TOOK STRYCHNINE Henry Meissen Became Despondent and Attempted Suicide Old and wearied with struggle with ex istence, Henry Meissen, a driver of a street spr.r.kllng cart, attempted to end his life yes terday morning by taking two doses of strychnine. The drug was swallowed] in too great a quantity and th* second dose acted as an antidote, so that he remained alive until discovered by some hunters, who summoned assistance. Meissen has been living at the corned* of San Pedro and Twelfth streets, and Thurs day night he purchased a bottle of strych nine from a drug store and then started out to the old ostrich farm, west of the city, to end his life. He wandered up the steep sides of one uf the canyons near Burbank Junction, about five miles from the city, and there prepared to commit sui cide. He built a fire, but for some! reason his nerve failed hint at first, and he passed the balance of the night alternately sleep ing or thinking of his impending doom. At 5 o'clock yesterday morning he nerved him self and swallowed a dose of the poison and shortly after took another dose, amounting in all to about five grains. He then burled the bottle In a squirrel hole. The poison soon began to work upon him, and although he experienced horrible agony death dU not relieve him. He tried to get the bottle once more to take another dose, but he was toe. weak and cold to dig the stuff out again. He lay there until 3 o'clock lhi tha after noon when Ben Porter and a couple of other boys, who were hunting, discovered him. He asked for a drink of water, which was given him, and then the police station officials were notified. Officer Robbins went out, and after a hard search discovered him. Meissen told the officer that he had a brother living is Clearwater, and added that the reason he had tried to take his own life had been on account of old, age and despondency. Hei Is a native of Illinois and 64 years of age. Meissen was removed to the county hospital, where he was reported to be doing well late last night. Neverthe less, his life Is despaired of. The Bennington Ready SAN FRANCISCO, July B.—The gunboat Bennington came down from Mare Island this afternoon and anchored near the rev enue cutter Corwin and Albatross. Admiral Miller will probably transfer his flag to the Bennington. The Philadelphia will not go Into commission until Tuesday. The Ben nington's coal bunkers are full and it is ex pected she will sail for Honolulu in a few days to carry the official news of the an nexation of Hawaii. Wedding in Camp SAN FRANCISCO, July B.—There was a wedding In the camp of the Seventh Cali fornia volunteers today. Miss Annie Hol lanby of Los Angeles was married to Pri vate Andrew Crag of San Bernardino, a member of company K. Captain Orrln Sloat was best man, Surgeon and Major J. J. Choate gave the bride away and Adju tant and Capt. Alfonso acted as chief usher. Chaplain Clarke officiated. A Royal Betrothal LONDON, July B.—The Berlin corre spondent of the Dally News says he hears from a reliable source that Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, who Is a colonel in the Russian army, is about to be betrothed to the Russian grand duchess Helen, daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir and a cousin ot Emperor Nicholas. , U| Camars Allowed to Coal LONDON, July B.—The Rome corre spondent of the Chronicle says: The Italian government has given pe«» mission to Admiral Camara's squadron to take two days' supply of coal at Massowaa to enable the ships to reach Aden, Arabia. An lowa editor rises to remark: "When a man gets so lazy that starvation Itself won't drive him to work, you will usually find him running for office on a labor re form ticket." INDEX TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS Spain has asked England to aid her In securing peace but proposes terms she does not expect to be accepted. The army before Santiago waiting to strike the final blow; a surrender ex pected. Hobson tells the story of the sinking of the Merrlmac. Spanish troops and the poor in Ha vana are slowly Btarvlng; no flour or meat in the city. Fighting Bob Evans, captain of the lowa, tells a thrilling story of the fight with Cervera. Further testimony shows that the crew of the Bourgogne were a set of in human monsters; wanton murders committed; women the victims. Congress adjourns; the senate peace ably and the house with a row; grand patriotic demonstration in the house • after adjournment.. , Shatter sends an order to Garcia for bidding the insurgents to enter San tiago in case of surrender. I More lighters sent to Cuba lost In a tornado; no lives lost. President has selected the commis sioners to formally take chu—-e of. Hawaii in behalf of the United L.ates. > It is thought two of Cervera's ships > can be Bayed; all but the Colon and one other are battered Into wrecks. Troubles In Spain rapidly growing . and revolution Is almost a certainty. .