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j1 ' . , «J :l WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1808. ONE CENT VOL. 1. NO. 180 PANIC-STRICKEN SPANIARDS DESTROY MANILA CABLE Completing Their Work They Are Driven Away by Dewey's Guns. After BOMBADMENT OF MANILA HAS BEGUN News of Dewey's Signal Victory Anxiously Awaited at Wash ington—Spanish Loss Esti mated at About 400 men and All Their Warships. mi Bombardment Begins. . * Spain Concedes Defeat. m. iv •) —The Spanish admiral ni'kiimvli'diccs that his fleet has been acknowledges i-n.u «'» The siruiNU Mh'isWr admits that the , ,,i ended in the utter rout of tbe ! Son D1 fleet but they are resolved not to spare anv efforts in'the defence of the nntl ■ T|„, j'niti'd States fleet is blockading Mnnila TI.O British Cmillul at Manila lias had aiamferei.ee wit I, Admiral Dewey. The Naval Bureau at Manila sends the t n„™h, ff court signed "Montojo, A l iiaT" ' ' B 1 o'l'n the middle of the night the Ameri can somiih'iin forced the forts, and before rhivbreal- appeared off Cavite. The nifflit wire completely dark. At half-past 7 tiie bow of the K'einn Maria Cristina took lire and soon after the poop ills" was burned At 8 o'clock, with my staff T went mi hoard tiie Islti of Cuba. The Heim Mara Cristina and the Castilla were' then entirely enveloped in (lames. | ''The other shins, having been dam used retired into Baker Bay. Some had to be sunk to prevent- tlieir falling into the hands of the enemy. The losses are numerous, notably Captain C id'irso a priest and nine other per Special to Tim Si x. HONG KONG. May Dewey is now shelling Manila. cable station at Manila is • llie main forts and have fled their station. ", _Commodore The ocean situate very neat the operators All who ea« are fleeing the city. Manila is now Inter The cable to ruplcd. To Hold Pliilliiyines. Slieci.il Pl'.-l'ilti'litoTnuSl'N. ,d authority it was stated today Administration had adopted (111 go that tiie their policy in Asia. The authority states that the I Inlip pine Islands will be held as security tnr payment of w ar indemnity for cost of t he war. This indemnity will be demanded fj„„n after hostilities have ceased. c< sons. Will Avenge Defeat. Madiiip, May 2.—The Madrid press gree that the defeat of the Spanish fleet B Manila will be avenged. Liberal's" The publication of tbe despatch from Manila removed the last ho[x> of the Spaniards, and it is now ad mitted on all sides that the Spanish fleet has been completely destroyed, and that it is probably only a question of a few hours as tn'w hen the Americans will occupy Manila. The" fact that the Premier Sagneta's organ, admitted the complete defeat of the Spaniards, g' additional significance to the frank tin mmieemcnt. . - , ,, check the increasing public indignation Manifi. 1 'Martial law wili^te proclaimed Aiaiuin. Mtiiiiiu i.iw win oi i> o' if the government is "provoked over hostile demonstrations" in the streets. Tbe feeling of discontent prevails every where. The military feel equally with the civil elements the effects of the dis aster, in which, according to one an noun'cement, "our inferior war craft, al though they fought pluckilv, perished through lack of foresight in 'responsible niiaier*." The conduct of the Spanish admiral in sinking the remnant- oi his fleet lit order j to Drevcnt its capture i« highly extolled by the newspapers. I The "Impartial" advises the govern- ' ment to anp all the available shipping, and convert the vessels into an auxiliary fleet for the purpose of capturing ami Liberal," which is ives destr lying American merchant vessels. Details of the Victory. Tjoximix. Mav 2.—The only details known of the great naval battle fought yesterday off the Bay of .Manilla, are contained in two cable messages received by t le Se r tary of the Colonies. (me announces that tire- American fleet, unclur Commociore Dewev, entered Mu. mm harbor at daybreak Sunday. A fort opened fire on the American ships, whereupon they shifted their in - sttion to one near Cavite in Manila Bav, engaging in a fierce light against both the forts and the Spanish fleet The engagement lasted two hours, and resulted in the annihilation of the Span it.|i tlreet ' , . ibis despatch adds that, tno American shins withdrew to tlieir magazine vessel hi the centre of tin* roadstead for the pirenose of coaling. • One American vessel i> said to lime beett disabled ( onimodore Dewey re quested the British. Consul, E. H. Raw Jjin-B alker, t-oconu*} a message to the ^P ani,t | Governor-General, demanding the surrender of all tbe torpedoes and I *""■ nt *! anila 'J 1 * Po^cssion of tbe I ! a5< ' saving Hut unless these ter ™ ™' u ' com .bed with be would pro coed t -1 b miluid the ut\. I Ins message ends with tiie statement that (lie Spanish officials were conferring with the British Cong 1 and the telegraph company's agent, and that, pending a decision hemg arrived ill, the cables were not permitted to handle messages. The sficond despatch received by the Colonial Office announced that the Span ish Governor-General had refused to stir render the torpedoes, gnus and cable offices, nnd that he had prevented the agent of the telegraph company from ceil (erring with Commodore Dewey. | The messages ended with the state ment that the British Governor of the Straits Settlements expected that the bombardment of Manila would begin this morning, when the Spaniards would J cut the cable. The first of these cable | messages was received at fi o'clock yes terday evening, and the second was re ceived at midnight. No other messages on the subject have been received in London. Therefore, it is supposed thnt'thc expectation of the Governor of the Straits Settlements has been fulfilled. The officials here gati er from the fact that Commodore Dewey's demands at Manila are limited to the guns,torpedoes and cable, that he does not consider he has a force sufficient- to land and occupy | the town. I In vJew of the fact t | mt ,.| 1C officials of Madrid gave it out that there had been ienu"! * K **'J» ^ disperse the crowds who arc on the ver L of riotinz urgl " - Philippine's FiPClIom. 11 Nnw Yokk, May 2.— "The World" publishes it copy-righted cable saying : Upon Ids arrival at Hong Kong Gen oral Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader of the Tmlippines, will probably bt' t-raiiH furred on an Ameiicun despatch boat to join Commodore Dewev at. Manila, Auglnaldo's policy, after the Philippines have been captured, embraces the inde pendence of the islands, and the internal a'fairs to be controlled under Et npeuii nnd American ndvisers. i he Insuigcnt-s desire American protection temporarily, Madrid on Vorgo of Riot. Paris, May 2.— Dispatches received from Madrid state that the public of that city arc not fully aware of the terrible truth that the Spanish aims have suf fered horrible losses at the battle of Ma nila. at least, on tlle same line as proposed after the Cuban campaign. The scheme includes free trade to the* .World, safeguards enacted against an in flux of Chinese aliens, a complete refer-1 ination in the corrupt judicature,4 experienced European officials; tin* freedom of the press and public utter ance, a general religious toleration, the abolition and expulsion .of religious fra ternities, the church being represented by secular priesthood; provision for facilities to exploit resources, the build ing of railways, tbe removal of the re strictions on enterprise and the invest ment of capita 1 . Aguinaluo could undertake the mainte nance of public order. Spaniards have commitlcd horrible massacres of defenceless population. Cebua City was almost entirely de stroyed. tnder intire Victory Confirmed. M.uiiiip, -May 2. —At the termination of the Cabinet Council held trelay tire Minister of Marine, Admiral I3ermejo, declined to furnish anv further informa tion for publication. lie said, however, that the first account sent out by the Governor-General of the Philippine islands was completely borne out by later despatches adding that the last shot was fired at 11.30 a. in., when be asserted tbe American warships steamed away. Flag: ot Truce. Special to The Sun. Wasiiixotox, May 2.— It was asserted in official circles today that a Hag of trace had been sent to Admiral Dewey bv tiie Governor-General of the Philip pines. The belief here is that Admiral Dewev is already in possession of Manila or w;ill lx* within a few hours. It is not believed in official circles that the vessels stink were scuttled to save them from capture, hut that their sink ing was the result of the fire from Dewey's fleet. The fact that it is stated that Dewey's fleet went to anchor and remained in the bay under the guns of the batteries,is re garded as showing conclusively that these batteries were silenced. The only question in the minds of of ficials here is whether the Spanish will capitulate at once or after a bombard ment. It is thought tube probable that the visit of the British Oonsul to Admiral Dewey, related to the immediate occupa tion of the town by the fleet. nnd O'Brien Fight to a Stand still—Lenny Bests Burke at Athens, , i • , , 1|J b lcep . " . l ' * fl 111 ' Athletic ( Inb last evening two rattling boms were given at Athens, Delaware ... .... , , ? , u ' kgbt ' va ' J I 1 hlteen round al fair between Eddy Lenny, ot Chester, and Harrv Burke, of Pliiltidelnhia, both bantam weights The go was a warm one from the be ginning, and the argument put up by the contestants was well worth the money paid bv the 1,500 sports present. Len'nv appeared to have the best of ,|,e light towards the latter end of the bout, and used his left to good advan L„ He was rather awkward with his I g Hl ,;. Uo used bis left to good effort l)llt |,j H blows apparently lacked st , mll compared to those of Lenny, Burke was weak at the end ot the go anil had there been a decision it would undoubtedly have been given to Lenny. The next and last bout was also a corker and was also limited to fifteen rounds. ,1 Tins was between Jack Runner ot IVnnsvIvania, and Dick O'Brien of Boston. Although fighting in the middleweig] t class, both looked as if they could easily have been classed as heavyweights, and were almost too fat. The pace set from the beginning f 11 he first round was terrific, and in the tenth round Sheriff Marshall, of Dela ware county, was going to stop the go, ils O'Brien was bleeding horribly, while Bonner lay in an almost helpless condi tion over the ropes, One good punch given by cither would have resulted in a knockout, and it was at this stage that the Sheriff interfered, He was finally prevailed upon to leave the contest proceed, and after the men had been given three minutes'rest they were allowed to proceed, The eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth rounds were very tame, but in the final, or fifteenth, the men again went nt it lmintner and tongs. Blows were rapidly exchanged, both appearing to have gained tlieir second wind. When the gong sounded, however, both men were again weak, and Referee Deady de cided the tight a draw. These two bouts were the best ever witnessed in that part- of the country, and the management deserve the com mendation of all lovers of the manly art of self defence, for the manner in which they were pulled off. TWO DANDY BOUTS. the ()ll Wednesday next the collegians will h,>.i n ,i 1( . ,,olf team ehammnnshin at thr ft 'there willteShhly rtaX in ids comes. Yale is .hi ,,( tl.o ionm clmmniniiBhin 11 ,., lolili r ot the team championship. Dei team on Wednesday wi I be John Reid. Kobertson, W. B. Smith and It-H. Crowell, Thhus Iiayard Jr., the intercollegiate champion; J. J. Blair. Jr., and W. R. \ anderpool will head the Princeton team, tnmly lygurtling Columbia, not flourished a great deal at that ntiiver Hit-v, at tin* men have m* regular ( I in kb. Harvard's team w ill lie J. I-'. Curtis.'ll!), cnpinui; W -Baynnt ( ntt nik, Jr., l!K)0; -I. H. flioatc, Jr., Law; <MetSargent, IH); Is Townsend Burden, Jr., Law, (tnd M. S. Burger.'IIS. - lNxits would not he targets for ridien'e I printers didn't si t them up. 'I here is intteh unccr l loll lias His Official Report Will Govern! Military and Naval Operations, DEWEY'S STROKE AND ITS EFFECT ! | SPAIN IN ORIENT NO LONGER Sampson and Schley Will Benefit by Baltic of Modecn Ships Off'Manila. There Will be Complete In vasion of Culm. sniff CorrcsiKHiileniT to Tin: Sex. Wahiii.vuton, May 2.—A marked calm ness prevails in official circles in regard to Dewey's great naval victory in t he Orient. The administration leaders express the opinion that in respect to further mili tary and naval movements serious de termination will be exercised. Commodore Dewey's official report will he deemed of great value in con nection witli orders to Admiral Sampson and Commodore Schley. The Spanish power in the Orient is broken, but little is yet known to the damage sustained by our vessels. As this is the first engagement our new navv lias had it is ot incalculable value to know exactly how our vessels behaved and wbatweakness they sliowt d. Information on this line will enable the commanders of the Atlantic squadrons to correct whatever defects may exist in the new system of naval action, and give them confidence in the good qualities of the modern warship not heretofore tested. Affairs in Madrid are disturbed. The Spanish Government owing to the defeat at Manila, lias been driven to desperate straits. Civil strife lias appeared in Spain, and die boy king will have diffi culty in longer maintaining his position on the sea or in Cuba. If tiie Cape Verde licet will now face an open en gagement, it is quite probable that the same fate would befall it, as came to tire command of Admiral Montigo. The opinion is entertained that if the Cape Verde Heel is not already directly on its way to Porto Rico, it will never go there, "or anywhere on this side of the Atlantic. The fact, however, that the tied on leaving the Cape Verde Islands steamed straight away towards Porto Rico for twelve hours renders it probable that it continued oil this course and will show up at Porto Rico. If this is found to be the case, it is be lieved that the war can be ended w ith one bold stroke within a very short time after it is positively known that the fleet is coming this w ay. The effect the battle of Manila and fall of the Philippines will have on the in vasion of Cuba by an American force is uncertain. Same authorities are strongly in favor of making a formidable inva sion at .nice nil 1 at the same time attack ing the coast defences from our Meet without delaying to ascertain the move ments of the Spanish licet. Tlijs is con sidered a little hasty by conservative people. As was contemp'ateel, it ! s quite prob able teat a force of 5,000 men will be landed at a convenient point in Cuba within two or three days to establish a base of supplies and put themselves in communication with the Cubans, as was before contemplated. By that time it will probably he known definitely where the Spanish fleet is. If it is at or on its way to Porto Rico, a strong fleet composed of the Flying Squadron and some of Admiral Samp son's squadron w ill be sent against it to do battle without any fear as to what the result will be. At that piint the destruction of the Cape Verde fleet was to place Spain in a helpless position. It, however, it is found that the Spanish fleet Inis returned to the Canary Islands, the complete in vasion of Cuba will be liasreiied and the capture of lluvannu and Matair/.iis be undertaken by the co operation of land ai. 1 naval forces by tbe speediest process possible. There will be no anprehen sion if tbe Spanish fleet lias turned back that it will at any time make uihiiggies sive move. Admiral Jonett, retired, expressed un limited praise for the American ' ai leu at the battle of Manila, ''ll was a glorious victory," said lie. ''Then* is no m< re dashing and gallant seaman in the \vi rl I than Commodore Dewey. 'IF f night with everything against him, and his victory isovenvhe tiling. If I were in authority I w ould this morning promote him to be an Admiral. I would telegraph it and let the wlm'e world know that this country instantly recog valorous service. Commodore iiizes Dewey will take Manila; in fact he must have a foothold there now, else he would not have placed the wounded ashore. From this time the Asiatic squadron will operate without emlmmissim lit. "This engogem.'nt simply i roves what every seaman has contended, that there is no comparison hit.vein the army and navy of Spain and those of iho leading nations of the earth. They : re asm'sins ami cut-throats and cowardi, and tlieir, officials are bribers and boidlers. Our ships, our men, anil our gin s are vastly suix'rior. "Spain doesn't want- to s< nd theCujie Verd fie t over here to light. She will j fight no more than is absi lutely neces sary to pi 'iwn'e is'iicc at 1c me. I know all the A'lii'i'ican officers w ho contributed to the victory, cers, and you when this irar is chdcd proud lines will In* mided to the liislo v cf the Amemnn Navv." They me splendid olli mav tv t- assured that Paul Mimz ha" had a statement sent, to him fr* "White Caps" ask np him to get out of his lazy position an l goto work. Flower lints draj ed in gauze am! pa Tze tri.ntiied with velvet kn as and I bat-* vings are two s rikii g effects in the n t - linorv line. | "The Farmers' It.mk at George town is hoMin- worthless paper today given for rash that was j paid out for Democratic votes | during the last ten years."— Jerome B. Hell, in the Sunday i ™ ar - ____ DELAWARE CAVALRY. Tump It to lie Iteoraani/.cd Under Captain Hicc—John Guthrie as u Commissioned Officer. Efforts are now being made to reorgan ize Troop B cavalry, N. <1. D. Former Captain Rice is making a can vass and has already met with great suc cess. Captain Iiice lias requested John li. Guthrie, of this city, to join the troop as tirst sergeant, and is quite anxious that this warrior, a survivor of the Fort Kearnev massacre, become a member of Troop B. Mr. Guthrie has not as yet decidi d to join Troop B. lie received word from ex-Assistant .Secretary of the Navy Theo dore Roosevelt to lay over in this city for about a week and await develop ments in the mustering of Troop 13. Mr. Guthrie will probably leave thi week for Washington, and be enrq'le,. in Roosevelt's company of western \ o unteers. He is entitled to a commission owing to bis great experience in the field. As a commissioned officer Mr. Guthrie would prove of great value to Troop B, n. g. n. REMODELED ENGINE HOUSED Water NViteli Fire Company Admire Tlieir Rebuilt Machine—Elec tion for Chiefs Next Week. Tiie Water Witch Fire Company last evening received their remodeled engine from the original manufacturers Clapp & Jones, of New York. The engine arrived here late yesterday afternoon, and at S o'clock last evening it was housed by the members of the company with appropriate ceremony. After the rebuilt engine bad been duly inspected and admired, a lunch was served, interspersed with singing and short addresses. On Tuesday evening ot next week the divers tire companies of this city will hold an election for the chief of the lire department and his two assistants. The anti-combine people have not placed a ticket in the field, and in con sequence of this the new heads of the de partment- will be George W. Sas.-c, Wash ington, chief; William Joyce, Phcenix, first assistant, and Janies P. Purnell, Weecacoe, second assistant. Th i retiring officials are 0. 11. Welde, Friendship; ill. A. Skelly, Weccacoe amt John P. West, Liberty. COLORED THIEF CAUGHT. George Brown Gives Officer Hi ley u Hard Chase Before He Is Captured. George B.'own, colored, is now incine rated in the City Halj and will be given a hearing before .Judge Hall this morning on the charge of larceny. Between (I and 7 o'clock lart evening Brown entered the store of .Joseph Lirelu nbamn at No. ol and stared that he wanted to pin-chan* a suit of clothe?. lie was shown one, when lie picked it up and ran out of the place, followed by the irate pr jprietor. Brown, however, proved too fleet nt foot for Litchcnbamn. but was joined in the chase by Officer Kilcy, who after a hard run cunt tired the thief as he was nearing tin* Washington street bridge. Tat nail street. Patriotism nt Harlan & Hollings worth Company. 11 niTali I 11 Uriah ! Three "Hurrah I cheers fur Old Glory, unit lung may it wave" shouted the employes of the llariah & Hollingsworth Company as they passed near the (lag which was put up at the company's yard last- week. The shout is heard every morning and noon-time as the employes are going in and out from work and they are all full of American patriotism. Several of the young men who were employed there and belonged to the National Guards of Delaware have all find their positions saved for them. Several of the workmen have sma 1 American (lags on tlieir machines while others have buttons or some other patri otic fad pinned on tlieir working clothes. Il was stated yesterday that several of the young men are (going to join the volunteers ("day, hut it is not known howjmaiiy.Evrry one of the workn e Jaie readV and willing to tight for tlieir country and the stars and stripes. The torpedo boat Stringliam is being rapidly completed and the launch will nut be many weeks off. The under linings and ribs are all made out of a hard metal, w hich will be hard for anv kind of shell to burst. Each plate tlmt is put on the h "t has bit'll thoroughly tested, and they are all without a flaw or crack. The l'hilmlelphia and Reading Rail road tug. which is the sister tug to the one just completed, has the keel and ribs started. The two tugs will lx> two i f the largest the company has ever made. A large bay line steamer is also being built, aiiil was started at tbe same time of the Stringhuni, but owing to tbe gov ernment's liffsty rail for the torpedo boat the workmen can not finish it as early as first expected. The r .1'S that wi'iv sent to the com pany from the government have Ix'eti carefully observed, and nobody can enter tiie yards, unless on very particu lar business. Ailmliisli'iitoris Male. The personal protierty and real estate of Sara.I. Reynolds, deceased, was sold yesterday nt- public sale at the Washing ion House. Newark, New Cast V c unity, Delaware TO ORGANIZE THE GUARD Men to he Examined Today and Then Mustered In. REt'Rl ITS ARRIVE IN GAMP Company I, of Newark Conned With Hossinger As Cap!ain—Governor to Issue Several Commis sions to officers. Special to Thu Sun. C.imc Trxxai.i., Midpi.i-towx, May 2.— The hardest day in point of work yet perienced by the Delaware National Guardsmen was today. Between the severe drills and the ar rival of many recruits in camp, the boys in blue and especially the officers very busy. A jiew company arrived today from Newark. It is known as Company L, and is commanded by Captain Hossiiiger, a graduate of Delaware College; First Lieutenant George C. Henry, Second Lieutenant K. Owen Mason and First Sergeant George L. Madill. The new company is composed of 3(3 men. From Wilmington quite a number of recruits arrived today. Sergeant Genn brought .27 and 10 members of Company K also came back this morning. The men are delighted with their new campaign hats. The officers of the regiment have com pleted their plans for the organization of the guard and everything is now ready for the medical examinations and the mustering in of the men. Some of the company officers who left the camp have reconsidered and are now either back or on their way. In cases where officers have left the camp to remain a\vay, their places will be tilled by promotion of other officers or men, according to the rank or time of service, as the case may le. The wishes of the men will he respected as far as # possible, with due regard for the ef ficiency of the guard. So there is no likelihood that there will be any friction on this matter. Governor Tunnel] in issuing the commissions, will use the utmost discretion and will have tbe ad vice of the officers of the regiment. Lieutenant Gordon, U. S. A., military instructor at Delaware College was here today and made arrangements for mus tering the men into the service of tbe United States, which work he will com mence tomorrow. Surgeon Wyeth, the United States Army officer who was detailed to make the physical examinations of the Dela ware men, will be here tomorrow, and will begin to make the examinations at that time. He has arranged for two rooms it the -National Hotel, w hich is near the depot, and the men will go there and be examined one at a time. While this work will be performed with all possible baste, it will not be slighted in any way, md every man who is permitted to en list in tbe government service will be plivsically sound. This work will probably occupy two The men will be sworn in as regular s iidiers us soon as they are ex amined. It is thought that the organization o the Delaware National Guard will ri mabi intact. Rifle practice was continued tndnv and some g md scores were made t v the men. ex were wet DELAWARE'S NAVAL RESERVE Its Mstahl sli meiit Now Before the General Assembly. A Bill Providing foe Special to Thi: Si n Doviai. Deb, May 2.—Representative Donaldson today gave .notice of bill which provides tor the establishment, of a division of the Naval Reserve for Dela ware. The bill will be introduced tomorrow and its friends say tlmt in all probability will pass immediately. Tbe bill provides that the reserve force shall consist of -Ml men and defines the organization. Notwithstanding the com pleteness of the organization the Naval Reserve will be directed by the officers of First Regiment Infantry. N. G. !>. The Reserve w ill be wm k'd along pre cisely the same lines as those that govern the Naval Reserve of Pennsylvania and Marvlui d. Delaware has several unprotected har bors and quite a stretch of sea i oast, and it is to these places that the Delaware Naval Reserve will lx sent. It is probable that should the l!< serves be found with anv degree of despatch they will he used to man one of the navv's auxiliary cruisers and perhaps one of the old monitors nt League Island Navy Yard. The Care of Wounded Soldiers. An auxiliary National Christian Re lief Association was formed yesterday at Delaware Avenue Baptist Climvli. The purpose of the organization is to 'assist the Iiovernmeut in caring fort-he soldier' in the Spaiiisli-Amcrican War. It will provide literature and also deli •aclt's which are not supplied by the Fi-iienil authorities, and furt her will cate for the wounded soldieta. About KM) peo|)le were present and the following officers were elected: Presi dent. Charles Baird; vice-president, George \V. Todd; secretary, Rev. W. A. Walling, D. I).; treasurer, George S. CaiK'lle. After a number of appropriate speeches Bishop Coleman led the meet imr in prayer and adjournment was made. Mrt J. M. O'Toole, who has been vis it ing Council man John E. Mealev and family, has returned to Atlantic City.