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The summer stuffs are all here at tempting prices—the stylish stuff. We’ve changed some of the Women’s Suits from $18 to $13.75 from $15 to $10. Crash Suits are $3.75 to $7.50. Shirt waists—the summeriest and most desir able at altogether unusual prices. Kailroad fare paid on purchases of reasonable amount. Wanamaker & Brown Sixth and Market, Phila. THE FLEETALL THERE Victor Blue Risks Death to See Cer vera’s Squadron. BRINGS BACK GOOD NEWS. Every One of the Spanish Armada Is Helpless at Santiago—Sampson Notifies the Navy Department of the Satisfactory Intelligence. Washington, June 15.—The last linger ing doubt that may have existed as to the presence of Cervera’s fleet in its en-' tirety in Santiago harbor was removed when the following dispatch from Ad miral Sampson was posted by the navy department today: “Mole St. Nicholas, June 13.—Lieu tenant Blue just returned after a de tour of TO statute miles of observation of the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. He reports Spanish fleet is all there. The Spanish attacked vigorously the camp at Guantanamo. An outpost of four marines were killed and their bodies mutilated barbarously. Surgeon Gibbs was killed.” Up to now information as to the num ber and character of the vessels lying In the harbor, shielded from observa tion in great part by the hills at the en trance', had been obtained through Cu ban sources, supplemented by such glimpses as could be obtained by naval officers from the outside entrance. Now, however, according to Lieutenant Blue, the ships have been actually seen by an American officer, counted and inspected from such points of vantage as were afforded by the high hills surrounding 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 and daring young officer, but it required a good deal of sustained courage for him to go ashore in a hostile country and alone make this reconnoissance. He was in the eye of military law nothing more nor less than a spy, and had he been captured by the Spaniards he would have been tried by drumhead court martial and executed. The Fight on Saturday. Considering the fact that the marines’ fight at Guantanamo last Saturday night was really the first engagement i of the war on shore, Admiral Sampson's reference to the affair in his dispatch posted today was remarkably brief. Hence it is inferred that perhaps too much importance has been attached to it by the public. It does not follow by any means that the place seized and held by the ma rines on Guantanamo bay is to be used as the point of debarkation of the Unit ed States regular troops nowvpn 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 Guan tanamo bay, where yellow fever is said to be endemic all the year round. The officials here were very reluctant to believe that the Spanish who fought the marines at Crest heights have been guilty of the horrible barbarism of mu tilating 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 bullets of the Mauser rifles. Admiral Sampson's report, however, seems to re move all doubt on that point, for his surgeons undoubtedly would be able to distinguish at once between the effects of a bullet and of a machete. OUR ADMIRALS. Kirk land to Retire Next Mouth—Other Retirements—Sampson’s Prospects. Washington-, June 15.—Acting Admi ral William T. Sampson, commanding the naval forces operating in the West Indies, whose actual rank in the navy is that of captain, will become a com modore on the 3d prox. by the statutory retirement for age of Rear Admiral William A. Kirkland, commandant of the Mare Island navy yard, who is now the ranking officer of the *^vy. In the event of the successful performance of the important duties assigned him in the West Indies, including the capture and occupation of Santiago de Cuba und San Jujn de Puerto Rico, of which his friends have no doubt whatever. Captain Sampson is also assured of fur ther promotion to the actual rank of rear admiral, being the highest grade to which he can attain unless congress shall recreate the grade of admiral or vice admiral for his special benefit. In addition to Admiral Kirkland five other admirals will retire during the next few months by operation of law on account of age. They are Admiral Jo seph N. Miller, commanding the Pacific station; Admiral Montgomery Sicard, president of the naval war board; Ad miral E. O. Matthews, president of the examining and retiring board; Admiral F. S. Bunce, commanding the New York navy yard, and Admiral C. S. Norton, commandant of the Washington navy yard. With the exception of Admiral Miller all of these officers are likely to., be retained in their present places after their retirement during the continuance of the war with Spain because of the nonavailability of officers on the active list to take their places. vu me seven mar uuimrais only two are in command of fleets, Admiral Mil ler commanding the Pacific squadron and Admiral Dewey commanding the Asiatic squadron. Of the six officers having flag commands two are full rear admirals, one an acting rear admiral and the others commodores. Admiral Miller, the senior officer, has three ves sels in his squadron, and Acting Rear Admiral Sampson, the junior of them all, has over TO vessels under his com mand. The last named officer does not attain the actual rank of a flag officer until he becomes a commodore next month by the retirement of Admiral Kirkland. His rank of captain, which he now bears in the naval register, would no:, ordinarily entitle him to a higher com mand than that of a single vessel, and in putting him in command of the lar gest and most powerful fleet that was ever gathered under the United States flag the president found it necessary give him the nominal rank of acti rear admiral. That designation cloth him with all the authority necessary li the execution of the highly important iuty confided to him, but carried with it no increase of pay or emoluments and no permanency of rank. No greater compliment was ever paid an officer of the United States navy. Want Regular* on Their Staff's. Washington, June in.—The war de partment officials are very much em barrassed at the requests coming from the newly appointed brigadier generals to have regular United States army of ficers assigned to duty on their staffs. The department is not indisposed to al low a fa<r representation of the regular army on the volunteer staffs, but it is felt tc be improper and unjust to the regular army officers to make up these staffs entirely from among them. The immediate consequence of acced ing to these requests has been to force the volunteer officers of lower grade than general officers upon the regular service, where they are frequently call ed upon to command men older in years and riper in military experience than themselves. The result is dissatisfac tion all along the line, for, as a rule, the regular army officers very much prefer duty on the staff of generals of the reg ular army. Madrid Hears From Rios, Madrid, June 15.—The government has received a dispatch from General Rios dated Iloilo, island of Panay, Philip pine islands, which says: “Although I have sent seven steamers toward the island of Luzon, on which Manilla is situated, I ant still without news from Manilla, as the enemy has cut off com munication. During the night of June 5 an American cruiser entered the har bor here. After reconnoitering she left, going southwardly. Since then there has been no news of the enemy’s squad ron. I am taking measures to insure supplies for the troops and inhabitants from the resources of the island. The spirit of the troops at the Visayas is lands is excellent." A Nice Cli»'icc For "r,2:0Sl London, June 15- — Three Spanish steamers lyjnK at Liverpool recently— the Gallego, Navarro and Palentino, re named the Comin, La Juno and Pales tro—have sailed for St. John, N. B. Later the seeming mystery of the sail ing of the three Spanish steamers from Liverpool was cleared up. It appears that they belong to Glynn & Sons of Liverpool. They have been transferred to the British flag and will load in Can ada for the united Kingdom without touching at Spanish ports. STILL i AT IT. — Guerrilla War on Our Men Is Yet Main tained. FIERCE FIGHTING. Battle Rages Off and On For Thirty-six Hours. SHIPS TO THE RESCUE. Naval Force Helped By Fir ing From the Water. The American Flag Finally Hauled Up After the Hottest Day’s Work That American Soldiers or Marines Have Had Since the Civil War—Lieutenants Neville and Shaw, With All Their Pick ets, Who Were Missing After the First Engagement, Return and Give a Good Account of Themselves—Were Hemmed In For Hours by the Spaniards, and Are Certain They Made a Number of the Dons Bite the Dust—Description of the Latest Fighting That Has Been Re ported Up to the Present Time—More Delay Reported Regarding the Invasion of Cuba—Planning the Second Invasion. Camp McCalla, Guantanamo Bay, June 12, 8 P. M., via Mole St. Nicholas, Haiti, June 15.—The Spaniards are maintain ing a constant attack on the camp. Thir ty-six hours’ continuous fighting is to be reported. At 3 o’clock this afternoon the American flag was raised over the camp by Lieutenant Jenkins and En sign Ainsworth of the coilier Abarenda after the hottest day’s work that Amer ican soldiers or marines have had since the civil war. Shells, shrapnel and steel bullets whis tled all around the camp throughout the day, and the big guns of the Marble head and Texas thundered at intervals. They were accompanied by the roar of howitzers stationed on the hillside and the almost continuous cracking of rifles. The hills around Guantanamo echoed and re-echoed the reports of exploding shells, which fell in the hollow where for 3G hours the Spanish sharpshooters If' LIEUT. COL. HUNTINGTON. [Commanding marines at Caimanera.] had lodged and made life a hell for the marines who escaped their bullets. These Spaniards mutilated in the most horrible manner the bodies of the men whom they succeeded In killing. The camp is situated at a knob near the shore. Ordinarily such a location would be an ideal one, but the brush and shrubbery are so thick and other hills and mountains so near that it pre sented a conspicuous target for the bul lets of the enemy, who were sneaking in the grass. The Place Untenable. Before the day was over some of the officers of the marines were ready to admit that the placs was untenable and should be abandoned. This was after the Marblehead and Panther and the collier Abarenda had shelled the entire neighborhood. The men on shore were all tired out and unable to stand their watches, but still they would not leave. After this decision of the marines Commander McCalla of the Marblehead and Captain Philip of the Texas landed a force of bluejackets and 60 Cuban in surgents to help them out. Then the stars and stripes were run up and the marines stuck to their ground. The Hag was saluted with cheers from the men on the Marblehead, Texas. Panther and the two colliers and the blowing of whistles. The marines say now that they are prepared to stay for ever. The experience of the marines on Saturday night and early Sunday morn ing. when they were subjected to volley after volley from the enemy, was re peated all day. .uieuuMiunis mevme ana snaw ana i' men of Company L), who had gone out on scouting duty and who were missing at the end of yesterday’s first engage ment, are safe. They returned to camp this morning, uninjured, but greatly ex hausted. They had not gone far from the camp when they found themsejws in the center of a host of Spaniards. Then began a desperate battle. Not one of the marines was injured, al though the fighting was kept up for several hours at close range. Lieuten ant Neville reports that at least five Spaniards were killed. He believes that their death list will be much larger and that they took away many victims of the good shooting done by his men. Colonel Huntington, who is in com mand of the marines here, is highly pleas'd at the manner in which they have conducted themselves during these trying hours. Anxious as they were to dash at the enemy and fight at close quarters with them, they remembered discipline perfectly, and when, knowing the folly of trying to catch the Span iards, he ordered them to remain where they were they obeyed without a mur mur. All the guerrillas wanted was to entice them into the thickets, where they would be helpless. MORE DELAY YET. Blilps Did Not Leave Key West, as Was Reported Yesterday, but Are Now Under Way. 'Washington, June 15.—To the disgust to every one, it was announced this morning that the transports had not left Key West yesterday after all, as was reported. Later advices received during the afternoon, however, show that a start actually was made yester day, 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 bfe fully informed tomorrow con cerning the movement, as the authori ties here have determined to withdraw the censorship thus far enforced from Florida points some time tomorrow. Allowing three days for the trip, Gen eral Shatter's forces will be in the vi cinity of Santiago by Friday noon, and It is expected that the debarkation 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 attention 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 leave from an Atlantic coast point within the next ten days, this time for Puerto Rico. The details for this movement are approaching completion. There are about 15 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 accommodate a force of 10,000 men. Recent reports from Puerto 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 of occupation. Such as it is, however, it will have an important mission to per form. and, with this force pursuing an aggressive campaign in Puerto Rico and General Shatter’s 15,000 men on Cu ban soil, an abundance of stirring ac tion is assured from this week forth with. TROOPS EMBARK. Soldiers. Who AVill Soon Go to Manilla. Hoard Their Ships. Pan Francisco, June 15.—The troops composing the second Manilla expedi tion boarded the transports today. Gen eral Greene, who will be in command of the expedition, with headquarters on the China, has been ordered to report to General Merritt at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning to receive final instructions from Washington. The vessels which are to comprise the second Manilla expedition are the Zea landia, China, Colon and Senator. The Morgan City, Ohio, Indiana, City of Pu eblo and possibly the City of Para will convoy the third expedition. The Sena tor docked yesterday afternoon. When she drops into the stream, the Ohio will take her place at the wharf. The China and Cblon, which are at the main dock, are loaded, and all that is necessary to complete the changes is a supply of fresh provisions and their respective al lotment of ammunition. Ammunition will not be put on board until the ships are in the stream. The Zealandia is being guarded by a detail of men from the Pennsylvania regiment. She is loaded to her water line and is ready to cast off when the troops are on board. It may be Thurs day afternoon before the second fleet sails. The first expedition sailed on May 25. The third fleet will get away about the 30th of the present month. One battalion of the Twenty-third and one of the Eighteenth United States in fantry and Colorado volunteers. Battery A, Utah Light artillery, and the detach ment of the United States engineering corps will embark on the China and Co lon. The Tenth Pennsylvania and Bat tery B. Utah Light artillery, go on the Zealandia. The Nebraska regiment em barks on the Senator. Altogether the force will number 3,465 men. Lieutenant Colonel Jewell, Judge ad vocate on the staff of General Merritt, has received instructions to go with the second Philippine expedition on the steamship China. He will be accompa nied by Major Bell, head of the depart ment of military information. Colonel Jewell, who is a prominent lawyer of Indiana, expected to sail later with Ma jor General Merritt, but it was deemed advisable to send him in advance to make arrangements for the administra tion of affairs on the islands as soon as they are in actual possession of the American forces. CAMP THOMAS NEWS. Many More Soldiers Expected There—The Commissary Now Well Supplied. Chickamauga, June 15. — Reports re ceived at Camp Thomas from the re cruiting officers sent out a short time ago show that several thousand more men can be expected here in the near future. Upon the arrival of these new men a considerable reorganization must take place in the army. The present organization is thoroughly satisfactory, but changes to accommodate the new comers will be necessary. Every effort is now being made to furnish the Cajnp Thomas troops with the necessary equipments for field serv ice, and Colonel Rockwell is exerting himself in the way of equipping the men so that they may be ready to leave for the front at a moment’s notice. Major Nye, who is in charge of the commissary supply department, has now on hand a sufficient amount of pro visions to supply all the soldiers for 30 days. A hard rain and wind storm played havoc with many of the camps last bight. Scores of tents were blown down, and hundreds of men were rushing in every direction hunting shelter. Many young trees in the park were blown down and ruined. This morning the men began work early repairing the damage done, and 'by noon everything was in good shape again. The regimental officers are taking care to see that the tents are securely fastened, so that there will be no possi bility of a repetition of last night's in cident. A steady , rain today caused all drills and maneuvers to be abandoned. All the New York volunteers and the Eighth Massachusetts will be paid be fore the end of the week for the time they so_nt in the service of the states. Timo'P.y I.arapre, private, Company B, Eighth Massachusetts, died at the division hospital today from appendi citis. He came from Amesbury, Mass., was 28 years of age and leaves a wife and four children. The remains were sent home for interment. IJIanro Tries an Olrl Trick. Key West, June 15.—Captain General Blanco has apparently not yet aban doned the hope of luring the American warships within range of the Havana batteries. He tried it again on Friday morning last, but with no better suc cess than in his previous attempts. Advices received here today are to the effect that five Spanish ships ran out to the mouth of Havana harbor on the day mentioned and headed In an easterly di rection. The vessels of the blockading squadron were lying well offshore, the nearest not being closer than 2,000 yards. Upon sighting the Spaniards they ran in a short distance and opened fire on them. The volley of shot and shell brought no response from the enemy, but the quintet of ships speedily turned tail and, hugging the shore under the batteries, ran back into the harbor. The American ships, however, did not accept the bait and made no further at tempt to molest them. The character of the Spanish boats could not be posi tively fixed on account of the distance, but the American officers who partici pated in the affair say one or two were small gunboats of the class which has been maneuvering all along the north coast in futile efforts’to draw the Amer ican ships within the fire of the Spanish batteries. Yesterday afternoon three of the Ha vana batteries—the Santa Clara battery and sand batteries Nos. 1 and 2—delib erately opened fire upon one of the aux iliary gunboats which was cruising closely along the shore. About half a dozen shots were fired, none finding any other mark than the sea, although sev eral dropped too close for comfort. The gunboat made no reply, but hurried out of range and reported the attack to the flagship of the blockading squadron. No attempt at retaliation, however, was made. The Yellow I'ever Scare. Washington, June 15. — Official dis patches received by the marine hospital service today regarding the yellow fever situation indicate effectual vigilance on the part of the authorities at Mc Henry, Miss. There are no new cases at McHenry, and the number of foci of fever has been reduced there from eight to six. This means that instead of ad ditional places being found infected two of the danger points now can be count ed out of the situation. State Health Officer Harrison is in charge of the town, and Surgeon Mur ray is looking out for the federal regu lations. Surgeon Carter of the marine hospital service is investigating the neighboring towns and houses along the railroad lines and so far has developed no new cases nor foci. That examina tion. however, is not completed. The Marine hospital states that a census oi the town of McHenry shows 323 whites and 67 colored people there. San Juan J.ittle Damaged. New York, June 15. — The British steamer Tyrian, which sailed from San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 6, arrived to day. Captain Angrove reports that the Spanish torpede boat destroyer Terror was in port when he sailed, with steam up, stored with coal, water and pro visions. On arrival at San Juan thr Terror's boilers were leaking. Repair; were made and some tubes were fitted in the boilers. Captain Angrove says that very little damage was caused by the bombard ment: the forts were not damaged. One church had a hole in each end where a large shell passed through. The cap tain said he visited all of the forts to see the result of the assault, but could see nothing unusual. At the gateway of one of the forts stands an unexploded American shell, which is kept there as a souvenir. There was also in port the Alfonso XIII and four of the old style gunboats. Smokeless Powder Depots. St. Louis, June 15.—Brigadier General Flagler, chief of the ordnance depart ment, U. S. A„ has been making experi ments quietly at the St. Louis powder depot, near Jefferson Barracks, testing magazines as to their utility as smoke less powder depositories. These experi ments are understood to have been sat isfactory, and it will be only a matter of some weeks now until smokeless powder In large quantities will be stor ed at the depot. The San Francisco Safe. Washington, June 15.—Word came to the navy department today from Com mander Leary at Provincetown, Mass., that the San Francisco, his .flagship, has suffered no damage through ground ing yesterday and that the vessel float ed safely. The navv department is a good deal relieved at this report, for it was feared that some of the rocks that abound on the New England coast had severely injured the ship. Cavalry Ordered to Jacksonville. Cheyenne, Wy., June 15.—Orders have been received by Colonel J. L. Torrey for the Second volunteer cavalry to move from Fort D. A. Russell, with its horses, to Jacksonville, Fla. 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