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Washington May 3 1 a inpecial Up io the close of office
jurs the only imformation received at the department of the brilliant
ifory of Admiral Dewey was through the medium of the press dispatch-
es 1W3 nor jqiown wnen auvices wm come as it is tnougnr tne Span
iards destroyed the electrical aparatus of the cable before surrendering
In this event it will be necessary to send a report to Hong Kong which
will delayHtie report Great anxiety is felt as to fatalities to Americans
It is feared that the Spanish managed to inflict severe damages andthat
Deweylost a considerable portion of his men If this be true he will be
embarrassed in holding Manila There is talk of sending troops from
San F ranciqco to assist in this work unless he can use the insurgents to
garrison the city but it is more likely that the department willawaitthe
official report The United States will retain at least one good port as
a coaling station and basis of supplier Much uneasiness is felt at for
eign headquarters The bombardment of the city will probably cause
complications as 24hours warning may not have been given There is
no talk yet of foreign intervention The reported loss of 550 Spaniards
was not othcial The loss ot lite is not known
Sagasta Tells the Queen f
New York May rSpecial At the headquarters of the Cable com
pany it is repoVtecLthat the cable iias been cut between Phillipine
Official dispatches fr6m Madrid say that Cagasta has gone to the
palace to announce to the Queen that the fortress of Cavite has been
raized to the ground and the unfortified portions of Manila burned
The Americans threw petrolemn bombs into the town and buildings
not demolished weic set on fire and soon swept away The surrender
of the city alone stopped the awful carnage
Admirals Dewey lias taken possession and the formation of a
national ministry is already being seriously discussed
Deweytjwill follow up his gi eat victory with the complete subjection of
the islands He has demanded the surrender of all Spanish vessels in
the archipeligo under penalty of bombardment of the ports
Details of the Fight
Washington D C May 2 The
first details of thebattle of Manila
came by fray ofLondpn in two ilis
Tlie -first cablp dispatch an-
nouncedithat the United States fleet
entered Manila harbor at daybreak
Sunday morning stationing itself
opposite the city A fort opened fire
on the American ships whereupon
they shifted their position to one
near Cavite in Manila Bay en
gaging in a fierce light against both
me iois Atfu tne opanisn ueer
The engagement here lasted two
and resulted in the
Ltiou of the Spanishfleet
This dispatch 4idds that the
Americjrn ships withdrew to their
magazine vessel in the centre of
the roadstead for the purpose of
coaling One American vessel the
name of which is not mentioned is
said to have been disabled
Commodore Dewey requested the
British Consul E H
toconvey a message to the
Skanish Governor General demand
ing the surrender of all the torpe
does and guns at Mlfcntta and the
possession of the cable officers say
ing that unless these terms were
complied with he would proceed to
bombard the city The first of the
cable messagesends with the state-
hnent that the Spanish officials were
conferring with the British Consul
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at Washington
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and the telegraph companys agent
and that pending a decision being
arrived at the cables Were not per
mitted to handle messages
The second cable dispatch re
ceived at the Colonial Office an
eounced that the Spanish Governor
General had refused to surrender
The message ended with the
statement that the British Gover
nor of the Straits Settlements ex
pected that the bombardment of
Manila would be begun on Monday
morning when the Spaniards
would cut the cable
Admiral Dwey it was later
I learned thereupon gave notice that
he would bombard the town the fol
lowing morninin unless it was sur
This threat was put into execu
tion this morning and the haughty
Dons were speedily brought to
terms The bombardment beiran
by our time about 1 oclock but
this was very early in the morning
by eastern time After a bombard
ment of two hours the white Hag
was raised and a vessel was sent
to Admiral Deweys ship to ar
range the details of the surrender
The damage done was terrific
The property loss is estimated at
56000000 and there is no correct
estimate set as to the actual loss of
Commodore Dewey in this light
had the advantage of not being
handicapped daily by instructions
from the department He sailed
from Hongkong under orders that
gave him absolute discretion and
when he left that city he was out of
the reach of Washington On his
own intelligence the results would
depend and he conducted the at
tack as seemed to him best That
he has used his naval education to
good advantage is appearant He
has met the enemy and they are his
The Administration is highly grat
fied at the result and pleased to
know that he came out of it with
out the loss of one of his ships al
though it was to be expected that
he would lose some men and prob
ably have many wounded There
is talk to night of reviving the lank
of Vice Admiral and giving it to
Commodore Dewey He is the hero
of the hour
The Hen Who Won the Victory
at Manila Are Old Fighters
Commodore George Dewey is an
old warrior of g navy who got
his christening of fire aboard the
old steam sloop Mississippi under
Farragut in the early days of the
civil war CommodoreDewy is
now about 60 years dlclt He be
longs in Vermont and he was ap
pointed to the naval academy from
that state in September 1854 Four
years later when he graduated he
was sent aboard the stdain frigate
Wabash for a cruise inJuie Medi
terranean Dewey got lTis com-
mission as lieutenant on April 19
1861-eight-days after Fort Sump
ter was fired upon and he was im
mediately assigned to join the Mis
sissippi and do duty with the West
Gulf squadron He as on the Mis
sissippi when she took part with
Farraguts other vessels in forcing
an entrance to the Mississippi river
and again when the fleet ran the
gauntlet of fire from the forts below
New Orleans in April 1862 and
forced the surrender of that city
DDewev was attached to the steam
gunboatJAgawam of the North At
lantic squadron and he took part
m the two attacks made on Fort
Fisher in December 1864 and
January 1865 In March 1865 he
yuL ins commission as lieutenant
commander and as such served on
the famous old Kearsarge and on
i 3HE
the Colorado the flagship of the
European squadron until 1868
whenMieMvas sent for service to the
naal academy His first com
mand was 1870 when he had the
Narragansett doing special duty
He became a commander in April
1872 and still on the Narragansett
making surveys of the Pacific until
187o when he was made a light
house inspector and later secretary
of the lighthouse board He com
manded the Juniata in the Asiatic
station in 1882 83 and in Septem
ber 1884 was made a captain- and
put in charge of the Dolphin oneof
the lour vessels which formed the
original White Squadron The
follow ing year he was sent to com
mand the flagship Pensacola on the
European squadron and he stayed
there until 1888 when he became
the chief of the bureau of equipment
and recruiting with the rank of
commodore This place he held
until 1893 when he was made a
member of the lighthouse board
He got his commission as commo
dore on February 28 1896 and at
about the same time was made
president ofjthe board of inspection
and survey This place he held
until he waS put in command of the
Asiatic station in January of this
year V
Capt Charles V Gridley was
born in Indiana and appointed
from Michigan graduating in 1863
Tho Polnyo is the only first olnsa buttlouhip ownod by tho Spaniards She
Is modern in every rospoot Her displacement is 0000 tons and sMuirrlon a
particularly heavy battory Sho Is howovor mora than 1000 tons smaller than
tho Indiana and Iowa of onr navy and experts deolnro that sho would not be m
match for either of them in a sen fight
Soaie of the Spanish Ships Coming This Way
Five Thousand Regulars Will Sail from Tarn-
pa ToNight
New York May 2 A special to
the World from Tampa Fla says
A rumor is in circulation here to
the effect that 5000 troops and as
many Cubans as the Cuban Junta
can gather here will leave Tuesday
night for Matanzas for the first in
vasion of Cuba
The World correspondents infor
mation says that an army officer
told him that he had seen an order
from the Secretary of War ordering
the tfoops to move Tuesday night
Matanzas being their objective point
Transports are expected Tuesday
It is known that of the thirty
days rations given out a few days
is being-
used and the
and being assigned to the steam
sloop Oneida where he served for
two years He commanded the
Marion and is now commanding
the Olympia He was made a cap
tain in March 1897
Capt Nehemiah CM Dyer was
born in Provincelown Mass in 18
39 In April 1862 he was appoint
ed an acting mate in the navy He
was made a lieutenant in the regu
lar army in 1868 and a few months
afterward several vessels in the
last twenty years and now has
charge of the Baltimore
Capt Joseph B Coghlan was born
in Kentucky and appointed from
Illinoes He graduated in 1863
He was executive officer of the
Pawnee in 1867 aiid on the steamer
frigate Guerriere in 1868 He com
mauds the Raleigh4
Commander Benjamin P Lam
berton the second ranking officer
of his class in the navy and at
present commanding the Boston
was born in1 Pennsylvania and
graduated from the naval academy
in 1995
Commander Asa Walker of the
Concord has been in the naval ser
vice since November 21 1862
Commander Oscar W Frenchott
of the Monocacy was born in Tex
as Heiias been fifteen years at
sea and sixteen years on shore or
special duty
Commander Edward P Wood of
the Petrel is from Ohio He took
charge of the Petrel December 16
1806 and on July 12 1897 was
raised to the grade of Commander
regimental officers have received
word to have their commands ready
to move at a moments notice
It is known that the batteries
have been served out with 300
rounds each and all soldiers have
full cartridge belts
Gen A W Greely Chief Signal
Officer is expected here to day
An attempt was made last night
to blow up the powder magazine of
Kilight Wall This magazine
contains a large store of powder
gun shells and dynamite It is be
lieved to have been work of agents
of the Spanish government now at
work in this city
He has been eighteen years at sea
and fifteen years on other duty
Capt Daniel B Hodgson com
manding the McCulloch is a native
of New York In his thirty six
years service Capt Hodgson has
spent twenty four years and four
teen months on Atlantic coast sta
tions seven and a half years on
the lakes and two and a half years
on the Pacific
War Is Expensive
Washington May 2 Special
Both houses to day passed the
emergency bill appropriating 36
j Base Ball Reports
Baltimore 6 New York 4 Wash
ington 0 Boston7 Chicago 13
Louisville 7 Brooklyn 10 Phila
delphia 9 Pittsburg 3 Cincinnati 7
St Louis and Cleveland game stop
ped by rain in third inning stand
ing 1 to 1
For the first time since 1861 the
members of the Marine band at
Washington are doing regular duty
as enlisted men at the marine bar
racks They have to do all the
chores that usually fall to the lot of
the ordinary marine
It i held by the Secretary of the
Interior that ander section 4716 of
the revised statutes service in the
confederate army voluntarily done
is a bar to a pension under the act
of June 27 1890
Tho Cardenal Olsuoros is an armorort orulsor of tho typo of tho ViKMya
Sho would bo n dangerous antagonist for ivy ship hut could probably b dl
posed of by olthor tho New York or Brooklyn of our navy Tho faot that afc
Was six years In bolng built will possibly add to hor ofllolenoy oyer veweU
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