OCR Interpretation


The evening bulletin. [volume] (Maysville, Ky.) 1887-1905, July 07, 1898, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87060190/1898-07-07/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

tFi1ipt ''yvm-rv'-frxtr-T?' XiAjt
mmsfr tt mr- w "i" ."
THE EVENING BULLETIN.
VOLUME XVII.
MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1898.
NUMBER 192.
DEEP CONCERN FELT.
Troops In Cuba Are Having a
Tough Time of It.
ARE LIVING IN TRENCHES.
iiit
Haste Is to Be Made Slowly In
Future Actions.
PRESIDENT IS PREPARED TO ACT
1 1 . 1 1 i . ' ' )'
MoyamenU of the Cadiz Fleet Are Some
what Pauling, Since Spain Mutt
Know It Means Destruc
tion to Send It to the
riilllppluei.
Washington, July 7. Deep concern is
felt here at the deprivations and suf
ferings of our troops lying In trenches
and In field hospitals surrounding San
tiago, and there Is everywhere a dispo
sition to inBlst that hereafter hasta
shall bo made Blowly, and that th
equipment o'f our "soldiers, their com
missary and quartermaster's supplies
and their ammunition an.d hospital
stores shall be complete in every re
spect before they advance further.
Confidence is felt that there will be
no friction between the army and navy
commanders, and that the conference
between them will result in an arrange
ment upon a joint plan for the prose
cution of the campaign. In the event
that this belief should not be well
founded the president is prepared to
act himself by orders from first hand.
There is much of force in the naval
argument that If Sampson is obliged to
enter Santiago harbor before the forts
are captured he wiU Jeopardize the
Bafety of the whole of. the irpnclad. fleet
under his command, since by the sink
ing of one of these ships in the nar
row channel through a Spanish mine
or shell tho fleet would be left helpless
and exposed to destruction under the
guns of the forts, to which they could
make no reply owing to the elevation
of the latter.
On the other hand, the army officers
Beem to be justified in avoiding the tre
mendous sacrifice of life that would be
involved in throwing our soldiers upon
the Spanish defenses until they have
been materially reinforced in numbers
and strengthened by artillery.
Sampson did not report Wednesday
at the navy department, but the war
departnient sent over a, very agreeable
message from Shatter, announcing the
readiness of the Spaniards to exchange
Hobson and his men. It is believed
that was accomplished some time dur
ing the day, though notice of it has not
been received.
AWAITING SPANISH TRRACHEUY.
The fact that several of the vessels
selected for Watson's fleet were in the
thick of the engagement of July 3
promises to delay somewhat the depart
ure of the eastern squadron for tho
Bhor'd of Spain.
The vessels- have consumed a good
deal of coal, and without doubt have
expended a large quantity of their high
est grade of ammunition in the furious
attack on the steel warships of the
Spaniards.
It will be necessary to replenish
these stores before the long European
voyage is begun. However, Secretary
Long has given rush orders for the
preparation of this squadron, and it
certainly will be off In the course of a
few.jiays.
The niovements of the Cadiz fleet are
very puzzling to our experts heje.
Weakened as It 1b by the sending back
of the torpedo-boat destroyers, the
Spanish squadron bound for the Phil
ippines seems destined to go to as sure
destruction, as did pervera'a ships when
they headed westward from the Cape
Verde islands. The Spaniards are,
without doubt, fully aware of the Infe
riority of the fleet, and why they per
sist in sending it o be sunk in tho
Philippines Is a mystery.
The navy department was advised
that the squadron was passing through
the Suez canal, and as the vessels must
have paid the heavy toll required in
advance, the indications are now re
garded as conclusive that the ships
are actually bound for the Philippines.
This belief stimulates the preparations
here for Watson's departure. He will
strike straight after Comara, who in
the end. is doomed to becaught between
Watson and Dewey.
The report that the fine ship Yankee,
lying at Tompklnsvllle, just from Cuba,
has yellow fever aboard caused a good
deal of worry at the department until
Captain Brownson telegraphed during
th d,ay (hat there was ffesojutely no
tfTifla he ship aiid.Uwt fibe V nt
quarantine,
Swrary Long regards the report
thai ta,14hoRiiO'XiI had keen d-
stroyed while trying to run the Havana
blockade, as the bost news of the day.
NOT OFFICIAL NEWS.
It had not come to him in any direct
official way, but through a report from
General Greeley, chief signal officer,
who had received a- cipher message
stating that the Spanish ship had been
overhauled near Marlel while trying to
get thrqugh the blockade and was a
total loss as a result of the fire upon
fccr.
Both the secretary and General
Greeley regarded the report as authen
tic, tujt thejre. was a dosire to get more
details, as -this has been some thing of
a spectral ahip.
The Alphonso XII is an iron gun
boat with ono screw, one funnel and,
on military mast; barque rigged, 2bD
feet long, 43 feet beam and IS feet
draught She has a displacement of
8,090 tons. She had a speed of 17 knots
for short distances and an average
speed of 14 knots. She carried 18 large
gunB, five machine guns and five tor
pedo boats. Her officers and crew
numbered 370.
Secretary Long is quite hopeful that
several of the Spanish ships of the
Cervera squadron can be saved In part
at least and possibly as a whole. As
sistant Secretary Allen shars In this
belief and thinks that the Cristobal
Colon can be got off the rocks, as an
entirety and that the hull, upper works
and guns can be made available. She
was the best armored cruiser in the
Spanish navy and if she can be floated
and repaired will make a valuable ac
quisition to the Amerocan navy. Mr.
Allen is hopeful also that the Vizcaya
and Oquendo can be saved in part.
In formation has reached the depart
ment that the hulls are not badly dam
aged. The contract with the Merrit
Wrecking company 1b by the day, and
may bo cancelled at any time If the
government finds the salvage is not
progressing satisfactory. Two large
wrecking vessels left Norfolk Wednes
day to begin work upon the Colon,
Vizcaya and Oquendo.
LAST OP CERVEItA'S TD1IS.
Itclna Mercedes Sent to the Bottom by
' the American Fleet.
Headquarters of General Shatter,
Cuba, July 7. The destruction of the
Spanish cruiser Relna Mercedes Mon
day night acounts for the last ship of,
Amjral Cervera's once splendid
squadron .
She lies in plain view, her bow rest
ing on the base of the beach under El
Morrp. Part of the hull is above wa
ter and her masts and two stacks are
entirely out of water.
It is not yet known whether she at
tempted to escape from the harbor or
whether the Spaniards tried to sink
her near the hull of the Merrimac and
thus block the entrance to prevent the
Americans from getting in.
Her sinking was most dramatic.
Just afte7 midnight she was seen drift
ing slowly out of the narrow entrance
by one of the American scouts. In a
moment the fleet was ablaze with slg?
nals, and almost instantly an awful
hail of shells was hammering down
upon her.
It is not known whether she returned
fire, but the shore batteries opened and
one G-lnch shell fell on the Indiana's
forward deck, exploding below. The
explosion occurred in the men's sleep
ing rooms, but all were at quarters,
and no one was hurt
No other American ship was hit dur
ing the engagement or incident
which lasted only a few minutes.
KESTIXG ON ARMS.
Opposing Armies Around Santiago Are
Awaiting Developments.
Santiago, Cuba, July 7. Not a shot
has been exchanged between the oppos
ing arjes since Monday. At the re
quest of the foreign consuls in Santi
ago General Shaftetr extended the
period in which General Linares may
agree to surrender his forces, under the
threat that the town will be bom
barded.
The Spanish general's decision Is
doubtful. It Is unquestionably true
that the annihilation of Admiral Cer
vera's fleet was a staggering blow to
him; but Mr. Ramsdcn, the British
consul, says General Pando has rein
forced General. Linares with 5,000
troops, and that tho Spaniards are bit
terly determined to fight it out. Their
attitude was expressed in General Lin
ares' reply to General Shatter: "This
garrison dies, but never surrenders."
Among some of the soldiers, how
ever, a different feeling must prevail.
They have ascertained from the ex
perience of the inhabitants of Slboney
that American soldiers do not rav''h
women, but respect property and re
lieve prisoners in distress,
From Clara Barton.
Washington, July 7. The following
cablegram has been received at the
White House from Miss Clara Barton,
dated Slboney,- Cuba, July 4: "Ken
nan and Egan reached here Tuesday.
FJve of i,ub came by army wagon and ori
foot. Eight hyndred wounded) have
reached from the front since Friday
morning. Surgeons and litter squads
have worked night and day. Hospital
accommodations are inadequate. Many
of the wounded He on the water-soaked
ground. The Texas Is feeding refugees
at Slboney.
Shatter Remain Q ulet.
Washington, July 7. Secretary Al
ger received the following dispatch
from General Shatter: "Santiago, July
6. Captains Alger and Sewell and Mr.
Corbln are well. I am feeling better.
As everything is quiet I will remain
still. General Wheeler is feeble, but
remains with his command. General
Young leaves for Key West son. Geni
eral Hawkins slightly wounded In foot
All others well."
Manilla Has Fallen.
Madrid July 7. A rumor Is current
here that the Americans have occupied
Manilla, and that the Cadiz fleet has
been ordered to hasten back to Spain
and Intrench itself In some strongly
fortified harbor.
All Will Recover.
Key West, July 7. The doctor In
charge of the hospital here says that
the wounded who arrived Tuesday from
Cuba are Improving as well as can be
expected and that all will recover.
Spanish Prisoners Mutiny
Headquarters of General Shatter,
Cuba, July 6. About 50 of the 400
Spanish prisoners ou the United States
auxiliary cniiaer Hmv&rd attempted to
escape Monday night In some way a
number of them secured guns and made
a wild dash for liberty from the steer
age where they were confined. Their
ruch was met by the deadly bullets of
the guards and six were killed and 15
wounded. The firing ended the mutiny.
SPANISH PRISONERS
Will Be Sent Seavy'a Island and Fort
Warren.
Washington, July 7. Sampson has
been directed to send his prisoners to
the United States. Possibly the Har
vard will bring some of them.
The St. Louis is filled with wounded
Eoldlers and can not be used to convey
the Spanish sailors. The enlisted men
and noncommissioned officers among
the prisoners will be sent to Ports
mouth, N. H., where they will be con
fined on Seavy's island in the harbor.
Orders for the Immediate prepara
tion of that place for the reception of
the prisoners are going forward. The
commissioned officers, from Admiral
Cervera himself down to the ensigns,
will be turned over to the army for
safe keeping.
Fought at done Range.
Vienna, July 7. The Austrian cruis
er Maria Teresa has arrived at King
ston, Jamaica, with 77 refugees from
Santiago de Cuba. Her officers report
that the range between the opposing
vessels during tho destruction of Ad
mlral Cervera's squadron never exceed
ed 1,500 yards, Captain Ripper of the
Austrian warship acknowledges the
courteous treatment of Rear Admiral
Sampson in promptly acceding to his
request to be allowed to take off neu
tral refugees.
Ambassador White's Speech.
Berlin, July 7. The speech delivered
by the United States ambassador to
Germany, Andrew D. White, at the
Fourth of July banquet at Leipslc last
Monday, has been printed widely in
this country, and Is much commented
upon. The Frankfort Zeitung prints
the speech verbatim, comments favor
ably upon It, and says Mr. White's ut
terances ought to be heeded here.
It Is Terrible Now.
St. Petersburg, July 7. The Russian
newspapers counsol the United States
and Spain to "cease this terrible war."
They deolare that diplomatic Interven
tion has become necessary. The Noe
vostl says: "In view of her close re
lations with the United StateB, Great
Britain might without departing from
her neutrality, offer her mediation to
President McKinley."
Felaya Ureakt Down.
Ismalia, Egypt, July 7. The ma
chinery of the Spanish battleship Pe
laya is out of order and she Is com
pelled to stop here. Ismalia Is a .town
of Egypt on Lake Tlmsah, on the Suez
and Sweetwater canals, equal distance
from the Red sea and the Mediterra
nean sea. '
Camaru Called Rack.
Gibraltar, July C According to dis
patches received here from Madrid, the
Spanish government has ordered Ad
miral Camara to return to Spain. Gen
eral Ochande has arrived at Algociras
to Inspect the size of the new buildings.
No Americans were hurt
To Make Quick Time.
Now York, July 7. It Is expected
that the troopBbJps, he Mohawk arjd
Mississippi, will reach Tampa in. three
vdays and wilj be under way for San
tiago two days afterward.
Ma(Jrld, Jujy 7. The authorities are
a.dppt-lfli; strong precautions, tearing
popular outbursts. The palacp j(B
strongly guarded.
A HORRIBLE DISASTER,
French Liner La Bourgojjne
Sunk In Collision.
LOSS OF LIFE WAS TERRIBLE.
Oyer Five Hundred Passengers Went
to the Bottom.
MOST OF THE CREW SAVED.
They Murdered Paucngers and Threw
Them Out of the Boats so as to
Make Sure of Saving Their
Ovrn Lives Only One
Wouiau Saved.
Halifax, July 7. Tho French Trans
atlantic company's steamer La Bour
gogne, which left New York Saturday,
July 2, for Havre, carrying 714 passen
gers and crew and a cargo valued at
$21,831, collided with the British ship
Cromartyshire in a dense fog at 5 a.
m., Monday, July 4, 60 miles south of
Sable Island, and sunk.
Only 163 passengers were saved, this
number Including almost the entire
crew, who murdered passengers and
threw them out of the boats so as to
make sure of saving themselves.
More than half the passengers on the
Ill-fated steamer were women and chil
dren. Not a child was saved and only
one woman, Mrs. A. D. Cassaz, wife of
a teacher of languages at Plalnfleld,
N. J., lives to tell the story.
When the passengers went on deck
to get Into the boats they were forced
back by the sailors who crowded Into
the boats themselves. Many of the
boats could have accommodated sev
eral more than occupied, but every
time a drowning person tried to climb
he was promptly killed by a sailor.
August Pourgi said he was in the
water about half an hour and attempt
ed to get into a boat He was seized
when he managed to get half In and
was thrown back Into the water.
Again he tried to enter the boat but
the savages who manned It were de
termined to keep him out He man
aged at last to get in and to stay in.
Cnging to the life line of a boat not
far away he saw his mother, and, as If
his trials were not enough, he was
forced to watch a man shove her Into
the ocean with an oar. She never rose.
He said the man was saved and was
almost sure he could recognize him.
Fred Nifiler, a Swiss, lost all his
money and clothes with the exception
of a pair of pants and a shirt, but he
laughed and now and again cursed the
French sailors with passionate earn
estness. Nlffler got into a lifeboat with some
others and remained there until he
reached the water when he thought it
was time to leave. None of the sailors
ever attempted to let the boat Joose.
He swam for a long time before he
was picked up. He saw an English
man attempt to get Into a boat, but
the men In the boat, who were sailors
of the Bourgogne, hit him over the
head with the butt end of an oar. He
fell back and sank.
Charles Llebra, a Frenchman, ex
pressed himself as thoroughly ashamed
of his countrymen's conduct. He had
his two motherless boys, 5 and 7 years
old with him. He put them In a boat
but was prevented from entering him
self. He could not get In any boat and
went down with the ship, but he camo
to the surface and at oncp looked for
the boat with his boys. They were
nowhere to be seen and he mourns
them as lost. He floated along a time
before a boat came along. He tried to
get In but was assailed with oars and
boat hooks. His arms are black and
blue and h's body is terribly bruised
from the blowB he received.
Patrick McKeown Is an intelligent
young Irishman from Wilmington, Del.
Ho is indignant at the brutal crew.
He was more fortunate than most of
his feow passengers and got on a raft
When the Bourgogno was sinking. One
of tho worst sights he said he ever saw
was the murder of an American with
Whom he had become acquainted on
board the steamer. This man, whose
name he cannot recall, was from Phil
adelphia, where ho has a wife and
family. The Fhlladelphlan was trying
to get on a raft not far distant from
the one McKeown waB on. A. French
sailor grabbed hadf an oar and beat
him over the forehead.
Charles DuttweUer a German, man
aged by an Interpreter to tell his story
It s this; He gpt, in, a. boat which wat
tied fast to te php and, stayed in t
until be saw t was cejtaln .death to
h
remain longer. He Jumped, but was
carried down In the whirlpool made by
the sinking Rteamer. He was in the
water half an hour when a boat came
within rear'i and he attempted to en
ter it, but the wretches In It shoved
him off with boat hooks. His left eye
Is badly cut by the Jabs he received.
He saw women shoved away from
boats with oars and boathooks when
clinging to the life lines of the rafts
and lifeboats. He also says the crew
assaulted many passengerB with any
Implement that came handy and If no
Instrument was to be had, punched the
men and women helpless In the water
with their fists.
One of the most Important witnesses
will be John Burgi, who got into a boa
with his mother before the ship sank.
The sailors In the boat held him and
threw his poor old mother into the
water. The sailors threw him out beat
him with oars and shoved him under
the boat. He was in tho water nine
hours before he was sa.ved by a boat
from the Cromartyshire.
Charles Llebra, who lost his two
children, also said that he saw five
women who were evidently exhausted,
clinging to the life line of a boat. The
French sailors cut the line and the
women sank.
Gustav Crlmaux, a French passenger,
corrobprated the other passengers in
their statements abau.tf.be crew. They
did not attempt to cufany boas loose
except those which they needed them
selves. He saw women shoved away
from boats with oars, and not only
being shoved away but pushed deep
Into the water.
A LAKE DISASTER.
Passenger Steamer Plorced by the Prow
of a Whaleback.
Cleveland, July 7. A disastrous col
lision occurred in the lake three miles
from the mouth pt Cuyahoga river
shortly after 1 a. m.
As a result the passenger steamer
State of New York is badly damaged,
almost all the upper works on the port
side having been swept away by the
prow of the whaleback Henry Cort,
bound In.
The State of New York left her
moorings shortly after midnight, two
hours later than her schedule time. She
was bound for Toledo and carried 200
passengers.
The big whaleback steamer Henry
Cort was due to arrive with a tow, and
expecting her hourly, the tug L. P.
Smith left the mouth of the river, fol
lowing close after the State of New
York.
When about three miles off shore
Captain Ed Dalk of the tug heard a
deafening crash. He at once proceeded
to the steamer, finding her badly disa
bled, and took aboard a large number
of passengers, with whom he returned
to the harbor.
The whaleback had struck the pas
senger boat near the paddle box, which
It demolished, and then swept away
the upper works for some distance aft.
There wa a wild rush of passengers
In all stages of undress to the deck.
Officers and crew, however, acted with
the greatest coolness, and although all
the passengers were greatly excited,
order was soon restored and the reas
sured passengers returned to their
state rooms to dress and collect their
baggage.
A number of passengers were taken
aboard the whaleback. No one was In
jured. Two tugs were sert to the rescue of
the boat and she was tewed into the
river. Tho cause of the collision has
not yet been determined.
The Henry Cort belongs to the Rock
efeller floet She Is said to have had
burning her regulation lights. She is
not damaged. The State of New York
is owned by the Cleveland and Buffalo
Transit company.
Chicago, July 7. President Prescott
of the International Typographical
union, who came from Indianapolis to
make an investigation, dnslded that the
strike of the stereotypers employed on
the Chicago newspapers was Illegal aad
that they should have adhared to their
contract
NATIONAL SPORT.
How the Various Clubs Are Founding
the Flo-skin.
AT BROOKLYN- It. H. E.
Brooklyn a 00010000 3 5 2
Boston 102000 2 00-5 6 2
Batteries Kennedy and Ryan, Lewis and
Yeager. Ur 'rvu Emslle and Iluut.
AT BALTIMORE- It. H. B.
Bnltlmoro ....00032040 0 11 4
Philadelphia ..00002200-18 8 1
Batteries Hujtues and Hoblnsoti, Dunklo
nnd MoFurland. Umpires Gaffney and
Brown.
Second Game R. H. E.
Bnltlmoro ....00380211 15 38 0
Philadelphia ..0000000000 G 6
Batteries rond and Clarke, Wheeler and
Murpby. Umpires Gaffney and Brown.
AT CHICAGQ-, R. H. E.
OhlcnRO ,...., 10101000 3-6 12 ,1
Cleveland 2030000000 0 2
BftUerlps Callahan and Daaabue, ,WUBoa
and Q'Copaor. ynulrsi-S;Wa.r09d Sfl
Wflod, , . .
AT riTTSBUKO- B. JH, E.
ritUhur 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 3 11 1
Bt; Louis 'p 0 0 10 0 90 0 '1 4 O
6dUyrfeji-IIalpE$mna BffciTfr.' ,
'"i-.f,,, ,

xml | txt