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I * The Navy Department Offi* cially Notified of THE LAND ENGAGEMENT Near Guantanamo ? Four Mar ines Lost Their Lives. Tbelr Bodies Were Mutilated Barbar ously by Spaniards? The Picket Forre of Uents. Neville and Shaw II "Id Tbelr | Oronnd Against tbe Enemy All Sight. Washington, June i4.-The navy department today posted the fol lowing bulletin. Mole, St. Nicholas, June 13. Lieut. Blue has just returned af ter a detour of seventy statute miles of observation of the harbor Santiago de Cuba. He reports the Spanish fleet is all there. The Spanish attacked vigorously the camp at Guantanamo. |An outpost of four marines were killed and their bodies mutilated barbar ously. Surgeon Gibbs was killed. Sampson. The three marines killed had joined the company when it was organized early in the war. Sergt. Charles Hampton Smith was b^rn at Westminster, Md., 31 years ago. His next of kin is his sister, Mi^s Coral G. Smith, of Smallwood, Md. Private William Dumphy fe a na tive of Gloucester, Miss. 22 years old. His next of kin is an aunt, Mrs. McDonald, 55 Duncan street, Gloucester, Mass. Private McCol gan was another Massachusetts man of the same age as Dumphy. His next of kin is an aunt, Mrs. Fannie O'Laughlin, of Stoneham, Mass. ? The last lingering doubt that may have existed as to the pres ence of Cervera's fleet in its en tirety in Santiago harbor, was re moved when Admiral Sampson's dispatch reached the navy depart ment last night. Up to that time information as to the number and character ot the vessels lying in the harbor shielded from observation in great part by the hills at the en trance, had been obtained through Cuban sources supplemented by such glimpses as could be obtained by naval officers from the outside entrance. Now, however, accord ing to Lieut. Blue, the ships have been actually seen by an American officer, counted and inspected from such points of vantage as were af forded by the high hills surround ing the harbor. The officials here are full of praise for Lieutenant Blue's achievement. Victor Blue has been long known in the navy as an enterprising young officer, but it required a good deal of sustained courage for him to go ashore in a hostile country and alone make this reconoissance. He was in the eye ot military law, nothing more nor less than a spy, and had he been captured by the Spaniards he would have been tried by drum head courtmartial and executed. Considering the fact that the marine's fight at Guantanamo last Saturday night was really the first engagement of the war on shore, Admiral Sampson's reference to the affair in his dispatch posted this morning was remarkably brief. Hence, it is inferred that perhaps too much importance has been at tached to it by the public. The ac tion of Lieut. Col. Huntington in removing his men to a more secure (point than the exposed position oc cupied by them on Crest Heights is taken here as an indication that po offensive movement is to be at tempted by the marine corps, but kat it will limit its operations to Hie defense of a small point in Guantanamo harbor to protect the coaling of our warships and per haps to serve as a cable station when the necessary operators and instruments are secured from Cape Haytien to enable Sampson to re open the cut cable. It does not follow by any means that the place seized and held by the marines 011 Guantanamo bay is to be used as a point of debarkation of the United States troops now on their way to Cuba. On the contrary there is the best reason to believe that another point very much better adapted for a landing has been selected. But this point, also, is believed to be much healthier than any point on the shores of the Guantanamo bay. where yellow fever is said to be ? epidemic all the year round. The officials here were very re luctant to believe that the Spanish who fought the marines at Crest Heights had been guilty of the hor rible barbarism of mutilating the bodies of soldiers. The first press reports, by some of the officers, were supposed to be based upon the horrible wounds inflicted under certain conditions of range by the steel-clad bullet of the Mauser ri fles. Admiral Sampson's report, however, seems to remove all doubt on that point, for his surgeons un doubtedly would be able to distin guish at once between the effects of a bullet and a matchet. Official information has reached Washing ton to the effect that the fleet of transports with troops for Santiago, which was supposed to have left yesterday for Cuba, had not sailed up to an early hour this morning. No reason has been stated, so far as can be learned, for this very unex pected delay in the movement against Santiago. The officials positively decline to discuss the matter, but clearly show by their manner that the news is most unwelcome. Later advices received during the afternoon show that a start ac tually was made yesterday, but that the movement dragged and that many of the ships did not move until some time this forenoon. It is supposed that all the vessels are now fairly under way. The public probably will be fully informed to morrow concerning the movement, as the authorities here have deter mined to withdraw the censorship thus far enforced from Florida points some time tcmorrow. Al lowing three days for the trip, Gen. Shafter's forces will be in the vi cinity of Santiago by Friday noon, and it is expected that the debarka tion will take the rest of that day and night and part of the following day. With the first expedition actually out of the country, the authorities here have quickly turned their at tention to another expedition even more important than this initial one. It is expected that the plans for this second invading force will be matured at once and that as a result another expedition will leaye from an Atlantic coast point within the next ten days, this time for Porto Rico. The details for this movement are approaching com pletion. There are about fifteen transports already available and the list will be increased as rapidly as possible. Some of these may be used for a later expedition, but those on hand and to be secured will readily ac commodate a force of 10,000 men. Recent reports from Porto Rico have indicated that the Spanish force there does not exceed 4,000 or 5,000 men, so that it may be deemed unnecessary to send a large army ot occupation. Such as it is, however, it will have an important mission to perform, and with this force pursuing an aggressive cam paign in Porto Rico and Gen. Shafter's 15,000 men oa Cuban soil, an abundance of stirring action is assurred from this week forwaid. SPANISH STUPIDITY. London Time* Correspondent Sends More About Manila. London, June 14. ? The Times this morning prints a detailed ac count from its correspondent at Manila of the battle there, which says that though the Spaniards dis played great bravery they did not make the most of what small facili ties they possessed. . Oa the other hand the American ships were well and skillfully han dled. It was not Admiral Dewey's fault that the battle was compara tively without glory. He showed correct appreciation ot the people he had to deal with by declining to be frightened by the fairy tales of submarine mines at the entrance of the bay. The Times commenting upon its correspondent's report, says: "This recital of incapacity and uupreparedness enables us to under stand why the Spanish government depreciates all investigation to place thfe responsibility for the Manila disaster. Even now while profess ing its unalterable resolution to continue the war. the government seems more concerned about the issue of its futile protests against the American methods of warefare than about the vigorous prosecu tions of such remedial measures as alone could justify its obstinacy." A Household Necessity. Casoarets Candy Cathartic, the most won derful medical discovery of the age, pleas ant and refreshing to the taste, act gently and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels, cleansing tho entire system, dispel colds, cure headache, fever,* habitual constipa tion aud biliousness. Please buy and try a box of C. C. C. to-day; 10, 'i>, 50 cents. Sold and guaranteed to cure by all drug-gists. Wanted ? A good solictor to can vas Tyler county in the interest of the West Virginia Farmer. Good offer to right man. Ad dress, D. T. McWilliams & Co., Sistersville, W. Va. Against the Grabbing of Ter ritory. DEMOCRACY'S STANDARD Bearer Gives His Views on the War In a Speech at Omaba? The Fight is for Hnmnnlty'a Sske-Tbls Should be Kept In View, and Avarlclonsness Not Allowed to Overcome Good Judgment. Omaha, June 14.? The Nebraska Building at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition was dedicated amid the plaudits of thousands of the State's citizens. Governor Holcomb and his staff took part in the exercises, along with many of the State's most distinguished residents. The speakers of the day were Coastan tine J. Smith, William F. Gurley and William J. Bryan. Mr. Bryan's oration was notable for one thing - his first public decla ration on the war issue. He took high ground on the question, urg ing that the war is for humanity, and not for the extension of United States territory. In concluding, he said the manifest destiny of this nation is not to acquire new realms to govern, but to carry out the fundamental principles of Democ racy to the end that equality among citizens may be secured. Mr. Bryan said: "War is harsh* it is attended by hardship and suffering; it means a vast expenditure of men and money. We may well pray for the coming of the time, promised in Holy Writ, when the spears shall be beaten into pruning hooks and the swords into plowshares, but universal neace can not come until justice is enthroned throughout the world. Jehovah deals with nations as He deals with men, and for both de crees that the wages of sin is death. FORCE IS NECESSARY AT PRESENT. "Until the right has triumphed in every land and love reigns in every heart, governments must, as a last report, appeal to force. As long as the oppressor is deaf to the voice of reason, so long must the citizen accustom his shoulder to the musket and his hand to the saber. "Our nation exhausted diplomacy in its efforts to secure a peaceable solution of the Cuban question, and took up arms only when it was compelled to choose between war and servile acquiescence in cruel ties which would have been a dis grace to barbarism. "History will vindicate the posi tion taken by the United States in the war with Spain. In saying this I assume that the principles which were invoked in the inauguration of the war will be observed in its prosecution and conclusion. If a contest undertaken for the sake of humanity degenerates into a war of conquest, we shall find it difficult to meet the charge of having added hypocrisy to greed. Is our nation al character so weak that we can not withstand the temptation to appropriate the first piece of land that comes within our reach? "To inflict upon the enemy all possible harm is legitimate warfare, but shall we contemplate a scheme for the colonization of the orient merely because our fleet won a re markable victory in the harbor at Manila? TWO PERTINENT QUESTIONS. "Our guns destroyed a Spanish fleet, but can they destroy that self evident truth, that Governments derive their just powers ? not from superior force ? but from the con sent ot the governed? 4 Shall we abandon a just resist ance to European encroachment upon the Western Hemisphere in order to mingle in the controversies of Europe and Asia? "Nebraska, standing midway be tween the oceans, will contribute her full share toward the protection of our seacoast; her sons will sup port the flag at home and abroad wherever the honor and interests ot the nation may require. Nebraska will hold up the hands of the Gov ernmeut while the battle rages and when the war clouds clear away her voice will be heard plead ing for the maintenance of those ideas which inspired the founders of our Government and gave the nation its proud eminence among the nations of the earth. 44 If others turn to thoughts of aggrandizement and yield allegi r ' "| ance to those who clothe land-covet ousness in the attractive garb of 'national destiny,' the people of Nebraska will, if I mistake not their sentiments, plant themselves upon the disclaimer entered by Congress and expect that good iaith shall characterize the making j of peace as it did the beginning of the war. Goldsmith calls upon statesmen: To judge how wide the limits stand Betwixt a splendid and a happy land. "If some dream of the splendors of a heterogeneous empire encir cling the globe, we shall be content to aid in bringing enduring happi ness to a homogeneous people, con secrated to the purpose of maintain ing 'a government of the people, by the people and for the people.' " PROCLAMATION. Affainnlrio, the ;i?hillpplne Insnrcent Leader. Malifs a Striking Appeal to His Followers. London June 14? The text of the proclamation issued by Aguinaldo, the leader of the Philippine insur gents on May 24, is published here. He first explains that he originally surrendered to the Spainiards be lieving that such action 011 his part would be advantageous to the citi zens and also that he lacked mate rial to continue the struggle. He returned and renewed hostilities because the Spaniards had failed to fulfill iheir promises and seemed to be wii potent in the hands of the priests and because the great Amer ican nation had offered him protec tion in view of his achievement of the freedom of the people. He prohibits any attempts at peace ne gotiations with the Spaniards and declares that any Spaniards parley ing without a flig of truce will be shot as spies. The United States government, he says, is coming to aid them and free them from tyranny as they are as capable of self government as a civilized people. In order to retain the good offices of that great nation they must abstain from robbery and plunder and violation of per sons and property. He therefore commands his, followers to respect the lives and property of foreigners and also of Spaniards who have not directly or indirectly assumed arms or if they shall lay down their arms aad hospitals and similarly respected. Disobedience of these commands will be similarly judged by a council of war and those found guilty will be shot forthwith. DU BOSC ?RDEBEl* TO LE.ll E Canada by the Spanish Government. Hobson's Exchange. Madrid, June 15? 10 P Duke Almodovar de Rio, minister of foreign affiirs, has ordered Seior Du Bosc, former Spanish charge d'affaires at Washington, and Lieut. Carranza, former Spanish naval attache there, to leave Canada. The Government has authorized Governor General Blanco to en tertain proposals for an exchange of Lieutenant Hobson and the other prisoner? taken when the American collier Merrimac was sunk off the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. The papal nuncio had a long conference today with Senor Rom ero Giron, minister of the colonies. It is much commented upon. Germany Will Not Intervene. Washington, D. C., June 15.? The state department has been of ficially advised that reports that Germanv would make an issue in the Philippines are unwarranted. German ships would be on hand at Manila to afford protection to Ger man subjects and property, but Germany had no thought of inter vention. Highwaymen on Wheels. A wheelman of West 46th Street, New York, was not long since at tacked, robbed and left senseless by two highwaymen mounted on bicycles in Central Park. Repeated accounts of robberies by men mounted upon the swift revolving wheel have appeared in the papers sn various parts of the country. In each instance, so far as learned, they have evaded the police. Those depredators of the health, diseases of the kidney, and bladder, will likewise in all likelihood escape arrest, and pursue their atrocious career unchecked, unless they are arrested in the outset by the potent intervention of Hostetters Stomach Bitters, the finest diuretic, as well as tonic, known to modern times. The genial preventive named is the best known medicinal saieguard not only against renal, but also rheumatic and matarial disorders. It is at tbe start that disease is the more easily and completely over come The use of the Bitters is fol lowed by the happiest results in cases of dyspepsia, constipation, liver comp.aint and nervousness. TEETHING TROUBLES are controlled and cured by LAUGHUN'S INFANT CORDIAL If the baby comes safely through the teething period its most danger ous time is past. The Cordial re lieves the tingling ache of the little gums, controls the bowels, cures colic ? brings safely oat of danger. Every bottle guaranteed. All druggists, 35 cents. ? JOHN a. McLAIN & SON, Prop's, Wheeling, W. Va. HOBS ON Will Go Up Ten Numbrr*-The Nom inations to bs Sent today. Washington, June 61.- President McKinley will probably send to the senate today the nomination of Richmond Pearson Hobson to be advanced ten numbers for extraor dinary heroism. This will be the reward which the young assistant naval construc tor will receive. Its immediate ef fect will be to advance him to the grade ot naval constructor, with the relative rank of lieutenant, and to olace him in a position where two years hence he will be promoted to the relative rank of commander, a rank which he would not have ob tained had it not been for his dis play of heroism, until 1922. His pay will at once be advanced $1,000 a year. Naval officers point out that Hobson's advancement by ten points in such a small corps at that to which he belonged, would be to an officer of the line of Hobson's; cl:*s equal to four hundred num- j bers. BRIEF WAR NOTES. Starvation rules in Santiago and even officials are unable to get a normal sup ply of food. It is estimated that it will cost the United States $000,000,000 to carry on the war with Spain one year. The house of representatives passed an urgency appropriation of nearly $18, 000, 000 for war purposes A Chinaman enlisted in the army at Santa Ana, Cal., and Chinese in San Francisco aro contributing funds to the Red Cross society. Rear Admiral Erben, formally placed in command of the auxiliary reserve, receives the highest sea pay of his grade. High Lights. If conduct is three-fourths of life, the other fourth must be good clothcs. It is a wise man who never lets his wife know that he can put up shelves as well as a carpenter. A man who can dig the garden has a hard lot in lifa His wife is always lend ing him to the neighbors. This would be a pleasanter world if parents considered obedience as indis pensable as dancing lessons. Next to knowing another woman't age, women always want to know whether her side combs are real tortoise shell. Among queer kinds of women is the woman who always wants to talk about what she was doing this time last year. ? Chicago Record An Artist. "Your little boy seems to be vciy fond of painting." "I should think so. He will becomi a great modern artist Why, he painti already in such a way that people can'* make out what it is. " ? Fliegende Blat ter. "Cloae Quartern" With Modern Gnna. " 'Then they engaged the enemy ai close quarters. ' " she read. "Think of it John!" she commented. "At close quar ters ! Think of the expression of hatred the bloodshot eye of your opponent Think of the look of terrible earnestnes; plainly apparent as they ? What d? you suppose 'close quarters' means in i naval battle, John?" "About two miles, " he answered. Thus it happened that she had t? paint her mental picture all over again ? Chicago Post A Puff For Cab*. A doctor up in Ann Arbor says ciga rette smokers are apt to die off in Cu* ba. Probably he is trying to stop the enlistment cf students, as everybody in Cuba smokes cigarettes ? even tiie wo men. ? Toledo Blade. The Test Hie Hawaiian question is really the Philippine question. Call the roll Let us see who is for Spain and who for the United States. ? Cincinnati Encuirer. Diily and monthly gauge book? for sale at the Review office. Well record books can be had at the Review office, tf. ? > ,? ? SPANISH STOWAWAY. Fonn4 on the British Prls? Steaait Twickenham Mmy Tarn Out to Be Mi Important Prisoner. Key West, Jane 15.-1:45 p. m. ? Jamie Ferniers, who says he is the first officer of the Spanish hos pital ship Alicante, was brought in here this morning as a prisoner of war on board the Brittisih prize steamer Twickenham, captured bj the cruiser St, Louis, on June 10. Conflicting stories are told con cerning the Spaniard's presence on board the Twickenham and there is strong suspicion that he is a more important capture than superficial circumstances might indicate. The Twickenham was captured at 3 o'clock on the morning of June 1, when about ten miles oft the south coast of Jamaica. The St Louis, which took her of course, without a show of resistance, was the only ship of the American fleet in or about these waters at the time. The British steamer had been picked up in West Indian waters about a month ago and was warned to avoid the blockade ves sels. Recently it was learned that she was at Martinique where the Spanish hospital ship Alicante, un der command ot Captain Antonio Genis, has been lying for some time. There was a report that the Alicante and other bhips of the enemy had been securing coal from the Twickenham, and upon learn ing that the latter had left that port, ostensibly for and eventually found ? her. The auxiliary cruiser's infor mation was that the Twickenham had sailed on April 21 from New I Castle-on-the-Tyne for St. Thomas, filled to her capacity of 3,200 tons Em of coal. At St. Thomas the cargo ap peared to have passed, according to papers, into the charge of a person named Clark, to whom the Twick enham had been charteied by the owners, the British Steamship com pany. She left St. Thomas on May 15th and sailed for Fort de France, Martinique, but Captain Goodrich, of the St. Louis, could find no papers to indicate to whom the ship and the cargo were con- - On June 5th, the United States consul at St. Pierre, Martinique, wired the state department at \\ ash ington that the Twickenham's cargo of coal was consigned to the Span ish consul in that island, but tbftt the local government refused per mission to that official to land it. On the same day, the Twickenham sailed for Jamaica and was picked up off that coast five days later by the St. Louis. Captain Robinson, of the Twickenham, professed com plete ignorance concerning the ownership of the cargo, and could produce nothing tending to fir this point. He said that at Martinique he was informed by a man named Lebat that be(Lebat)was the ships broker, but Captain Robinson added that Lebat had telegrams relating to the Twickenham which he could not show. . Captain Goodrich put on board the Twickenham a prize crew con sisting of Ensign F. R. Payne and five marines, and after reporting the capture to the squadron at San* tiago de Cuba he sent the British vessel here. Ensign Payne says it was not until the ship was bound for Key West that Ferniers the mysterious Spaniard was discovered stowed away in the hold. # On the other hand, Captain Rob--' inson declares he took him aboard as a passenger at Fort de France, at the request of Captain Genos, of the Alicante. Fernieres, who is an imposing looking person of about fifty years of age, is a much wor ried Spaniard, and tears stood in his eyes as he told his story, through an interpreter, to a representative of the Associated Press. He said he was going by order of Captain Gen is from Martinique to Jamaica, where he hoped to board a vessel for the Pacific coast in order to transact business with the agents of the Spanish Atlantic company. He was also to see the company's agent at Jamaica; but strange t? say, he did not even know this agent s name, and was to secure all j necessary information from the Spanish consul here. I Captain Genis said the captive i had assured him there was no ele | ment ot danger in his mission, yet ' here was a commissioner of war in I volved in an international affair. , The agitation of Fernieres, taken I in connection with the uuliktly 1 ohases of his story, leads to the I belief that he mav be an important prisoner. He will have an oppor I tunitv later in the day or tomorrow to tell his story to the United States officials when Captaiu Robinson will also be eximined and the en | tire case will be thoroughly inves tigated. y| ' jjf . ? ? ? ? ? Coin wrappers at the Review ol Jfice.