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VCL. XXI.— NO. 153.
m imiisi SEMI-OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF CAMPAIGN PLANS PORTO RICO IS TO BE IN VADED WITHOUT DELAY SECRETARY ALGER WRITES A LETTER TO SPEAKER REED In Submitting Kstlmutes for War Expense*, the Administration for the First Time Admits That Cuba. Porto Rico and the Philippines Are All to Conic Under the Sway of Military Rule Administered by the United States No OlMctnl Sewn as Yet Received From San tiago. Washington Bureau, St. Paul Globe, ) Con -in Building. \ Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, June I.— Cuba, Por to Rico and the Philippines are to be America's spoil when the war Is over. The two islands in the West Indies are to be invaded in force at once, and the country won by Dewey Is to be held at all hazards. The semi-official announcement of this programme was the sensation of the day In Washington. Even the rumors of a battle off Santiago sank to second place in the popular interest. For days it has been plain that the administration was drifting to a posi tion where It would find it necessary to Invade Cuba and Porto Rico with the Intention of holding them for a time at least, but up to the present there has been no statement, official or un official, as to the plans of the presi dent. POLICY OF CONQUEST. Today, indirectly, the policy of the ■war officials was made public in a let ter sent to the speaker of the house, accompanying estimates for war ex penditures. The estimates were hardly less sig nificant than the letter of the secretary of war. Included were items for estab lishing and maintaining communica tion with the armies In Cuba, Porto Ri<" > and the Philippines, this being the fir I official intimation that Porto Rico ir to be invaded. The chief consideration which has held the president back from taking Porto Rico has been a dread of the ac cusation that this country was enter- Ing -.:po^ a career of territorial aggran dizement under cover of waging a moral war for Cuban liberty. Now that he has discovered how quietly this country and Europe take the idea of our acquiring more territory, his com punctions are giving away. It has been impressed upon him re cently that, now that we have gone Into the business of driving Spain out of Cuba for the sake of putting an end to a great source of political agitation which has kept congress stirred up for the last seventy-five years, we had bet ter make our work complete while we are about it, and sweep this disturb ing element out of our hemisphere al together. AFTER PORTO RICO. Porto Rico has thus far, it is true, given little trouble either to the mother country or to us, but it is urged that with Cuba left to govern Itself, Porto Rico will soon be demanding something of the same sort, just as the demand for independence In Cuba ac quired its strongest inspiration from the independence obtained by the Span ish colonies on the mainland. Rather than see Porto Rico become in turn the diplomatic and political fever sore that Cuba has been, and possibly involve a later generation of Americans In an other war with Spain, it is urged that we ought now to wipe out the last ves tige of Spanish rule anywhere In the West Indies. This argument seems to have appeal ed to the president when the original demand for the capture of Porto Rico, as a mere prudential war measure, had failed. Regarding the movement against Cuba, Secretary Alger, in his letter, gives some definite Information. The army of occupation is to comprise 70,. 0 men. Of these 20,000 are to be hurried to the island at once, and more will fol low to reinforce them at the earliest possible moment. NO OFFICIAL NEWS. No official news regarding the en gagement at Santiago has been re ceived up to a late hour tonight. Na val officials are, however, not so skep tical now as they were earlier. It Is not believed that a serious engagement has been precipitated, but the amount TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Policy of Conquest Admitted. Spain in Financial Straits. Santiago Hemmed In. Rumor of a Rich Prize. 2— Minnesota at the Front. Reeve Makes Appointments. Col. Grigsby Ccmplains. St. Paul Red Cross Work. B— Progress on Revenue Bill. News From Manila Wanted. Heatwole Stands by Reed. St. Paul Social News. City Attorney's Report 4— Editorial. * Senator Sherman's Views. Cupid at the Court House. 6 — Sporting News. St. Paul Loses a Game. Gossip of College Crews. 6 — Markets of the World. Bar Silver, 58% c. Cash Wheat, $1.08. 7— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. News of the Railroads. Omaha Exposition Open. B— Mr. Smith Elected Superintendent. Old Settlers' Association Meets. Seventh Street Paving Question. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE of evidence of a battle from various sources compels officials to believe that there has been a fight of some kind. This is the view in official circles, or better the expressed view of officials. Popularly, there is more disposition to accept the story, and a strong hope that when the news is received from sources other than Spanish, it will show a brilliant victory for the Amer ican troops. It is pointed out by naval officials that a general order to commanders along the Cuban coast cajls for the re duction of any new fortifications estab lished, and the affair at Santiago may have been the result. It is not believed that Schley attempted to enter the har bor. Porto mco prize:. Officials Afraid It May Slip Through Their Finger*. WASHINGTON, June I.— The state ment from Madrid, in what seemed to be almost semi-official form, of the acuteness of the financial stringency there, and the plain intimation that the Bank of Spain and consequently Spain, were nearing the end of their financial resources, was regarded at the state department of more real signifi cance than many of the stories of bat tles on land and sea that have been coming over the cables for the past few weeks. The effect of this notice may be to hasten the operations against Porto Rico, lest the prize slip from our grasp through a sudden and unexpected termination of the war. IS UNDER PROTECTION. Disabled Spanish Torpedo Boat Safe at Buenos Ayrcs. BUENOS AYRES, June I.— The gov ernment of Paraguay has informed the United States consul at Asuncion, J. N. Ruffln, who had protested against the continued presence of the Spanish torpedo gunboat Temerario in Para guayan waters, that permission had been granted her, being disabled, to re main at Asuncion, under the protection of Paraguay's neutrality laws, until the close of the war between the United States and Spain. CONDEMNED THE CARGO. < <i;il on the British Steamer Restor inel Is Ours. KEY WEST, Fla., June I.— ln the United States circuit today, Judge Locke ordered the condemnation of the cargo of 2,400 tons of coal on the Brit ish steamer Rostermel, captured off Santiago harbor on May 21, while try ing to enter, presumably to deliver coal for the Spanish fleet. The case of the steamer will come up tomorrow. MILES AT TAMPA. Commander of the Army Arrives at the Front. TAMPA, Fla., June I.— Gen. Nelson A. Miles, accompanied by his entire 'staff and a force of clerks, arrived in Tampa at 6:30 this morning from Wash ington over the Florida Central & Peninsular railroad. SVA 'SH BLti^F. Say They Are Anxious to Meet Amer ican Soldiers. HAVANA, June I.— Admiral Cervera, it is rumored here, was not at Santiago de Cuba yesterday, during the bombardment by the American squadron. Had he been there the Spanish warships would have entered the combat against the Americans. The Spanish army and navy are anxious to measure arms with the Americans and de sirous that a propitious occasion may soon present itself trusting for the result to the courage of the Spanish soldiers and sailors, to their better organization and to the greater skill of their commanding officers. BRYAN MADE COLONEL.. Gov. Holcomb Tenders Free Silver Advocate a Rank. OMAHA, Neb., June I.— Gov. Holcomb said today that he would appoint Hon. W. J. Bryan colonel of the Third Nebraska vulua teers. Mr. Bryan, who attended the opening of the exposition, said he would accept. Another Story. MADRID, June 1, 5 p. m.— The following undated official dispatch from Havana has been received here: "The American squadron, commanded by Commodore Schley. composed of large iron clads and cruisers, attacked the fortifica tions at the entrance of Santiago de Cuba. Our Ironclad Cristobal Colon, closing the mouth of the port and supported by "hfi fire of the forts, repulsed the attack, caus.ng damage to the enemy. (Signed.) — "Manterola." Admiral Manterola is the officer in charge of the regular Spanish fleet in Cuban wa:era. Ready for Sea. MARE ISLAND NAVY YARD, Cal., June I.— Work on tfce co'.ller Brutus has been c m- u pleted and she is now taking on stores. A spar propellor for the Brutus and six spar blades fcr the Monterey's twin screws wlil be included in the freight. The Monterey is taking on coal in sacks which is being stored on deck. Her magazine is being filled wi:h ammunition and she will be ready to sail with the Brutus on Saturday. BANK CLEARINGS HEAVY. Month of May Almost a Record Breaker. NEW YORK, June I.— Bank clearings, as reported by Bradstreet's for May, as was to be expected, In view of the better business condition reported for some weeks pas;, show the month aggregate $5,330,100,0.0, a g;;iu of a gain, the aggregate being over that of April and over the preceding months of May for a number of years past. In fact thTTe is only one May on record, that of 1890, when the total c.earings were as heavy as in the month just closed. The clearings at seventy-seven cities for 7.4 per cent over April, of 28 per cent over May a year ago, and show a decrease of only 10 per cent from the immense record-breaking total of January of this year. Gains were the heaviest in the grain-growing sections and in the middle states group. The only group showing a decline is that of the New 'Eng'.aud For the five months of the present calendar year, the total clearings aggregated $27,416 - 000,0(0, the heaviest total on record for the first five months of the year, exceeding those of last year by 33 per cent, those of the low water mark year, 1594, by 47 per cen: and those of the first five months of 18J3, which were the heaviest ever known heretofore for that period, by 3.5 per cent. PUBLIC DEBT INCREASE. Tremendous Expenditure on Ac count of War. WASHINGTON, June I.— The statement of the public debt shows that at the close of business on May 31, 1898, the public debt, less cash in the treasury, amounted to $1 037,773, --7«), an increase over last month of $19,341,103. This increase is due to the expenditures on account o£ the war THURSDAY MORNING- — JUNE 2, 1898. SPAIN'S FUNDS RUN LOW WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CARRY ON WAR LONG The Condition of the Imperial Bank Considered More Grave Tluin Wonld Be Any Reverse of War Long: Lines of People Anxious tot Exchange Notes for Silver An Early Discount. MADRID, June I.— An article signed by Senor Emillo Castelar, the distin guished Republican statesman, which appeared in the Pettio Review Inter nacional and which has been reproduced in several Spanish papers that are be ing prosecuted for their production, has caused a great sensation. Senor Cas telar attacks the queen regent, re proaching her with being unpopular and with interfering unjustifiably in political affairs. He compares her pres ent position with that of Queen Marie Antoinette, on the eve of the French revolution. The matter came before the senate today, Duke de Roca demanding the prosecution of Castelar. Other sena tors expressed in violent terms their indignation at Senor Castelar's con duct. It Is believed Castelar has hopes of being president of a Spanish republic. In the senate today Count Casi Valencia asked if "the news of the American repulse at Santiago de Cuba was official. " The minister of marine, Capt. Aunon, replied affirmatively, adding: "The news is a good augury for fur ther victories, which the courage and high merit of our sailors give reason to hope for." The senate then quickly "noted with satisfaction the brilliant victory of the Spanish fleet." MADRID, June I.— The attention of the public today is absorbed in the condition of the Bank of Spain, which is considered more serious than any reverse of the war, inasmuch as the impossibility of the bank to help the government means impossibility to continue the war. There was a long procersion at the bank during the day. All classes of people were represented, and many women were in line waiting their turn to change notes into silver, fearing the notes would soon be subjected to a discount. If the run continues, there is dan ger of <ttoe bank's stock of silver be coming exhausted, which would com pel the government to resort to a forc ed currency, issuing notes of small de nomination. It is, however, hoped that this panic will subside, leaving the bank a margin of silver. The financial outlook of Spain is rather dark. The government has en trusted the Bank of Spain with the negotiations for a loan of 1,900,000,000 pesetas at 4 per cent, which sum is to be raised as and when required. The bank will endeavor to raise the loan at home and abroad. PRINCE CALLED DOWN. Emperor's Brother Compelled to Apologize by Dewey. CHICAGO, June I.— Charles N. Post, vice president of the Lyon & Healy company, Who has just returned from an extended tour of the Orient, met Admiral Dewey in Hong Kong March 25. Mr. Post tells of a social passage at arms between Dewey and Prince Henry, brother of Emperor William, commanding the German squadron at Hong Kong. Prince Henry immediate ly after his arrival at Hong Kong gave a banquet to the higher officials of the other fleets, among whom was Rear Ad miral Dewey. At the feast the prince proposed a toast to his own country, then to Great Britain, then to all the other great powers except the United States. Finally, just before the dinner was over the royal host pronounced a toast to this country. When Rear Admiral Dewey saw that apparently his country was to be slighted, he left the banquet without ceremony. The next day a representa tive of Prince Henry sent a round about apology to the American com mander. Dewey sent word back to the emperor's brother that he would ac cept nothing but a written or personal apology from the prince. The latter then called upon Dewey and apologized, saying that in the confusion of the din ner, he, the prince, thoughtlessly neg lected to put the American toast in its proper place on the programme. While Mr. Post was at Hong Kong, Prince Henry gave a ball, but Admiral Dewey, although invited, did not at tend it. The banquet incident was not allowed to get out, and Mr. Post re ceived it first-hand Vrom one of the officers of the American fleet. KEENE IS DEAD. Famous Actor Passes Away in a New York Hospital. NEW YORK, June I.— Thomas R. Keene the tragedian, who on Saturday underwent an operation for appendicitis, died »t the hos pital early tonight. Mrs. Keene and the actor's brother and sister. William Eagleston and Margaret Eagleston, were at the be.iside Mr. Keene, whose right name was Thomas R. Eagleston, resided at Four Corners, Stitea llsand, where he owned a pretty homested. Mr. Keene was 58 years old and leaves a widow, eon and daughter, the latter being the wife of Edward Eaiden, an actor at present In Paris. DEATH OF SHIPHERD. The < If. eland Banker and Broker Passes Away. CLEVELAND, June I.— John J. Shiph=rd, t!ie_banker and broker, died tonight, aged fifty-eight years. Shipherd was recently the defendant in sensational suits begun by Frank De Haas Robison, in which it was chargfd that street railway bonds and other securities, worth several hundred thousand, dollars, had been hypothecated by Shiph'jrd. XI MM Kit MAM ILL,. The Bacer Suffering; With an Attack of Mexican Fever. NEW YORK. June I.— Arthur A. Zimmer man, the renowned bicycle racer, is dan gerously ill at his home in Freehold, N. J., with Mexican fever. CIVIL CEREMONY FIRST. Marriage of George W. Vanderbllt to Miss Dresser. PARIS, June I.— The civil marriage of Miss Edith Stuyvesant Dresser to George W. Vanderbilt took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the town hall of the Eighth district of Paris, on the Rue Anjou. The deputy mayor of ficiated. There were fifteen persons present. The witnesses were Cornelius Van derbilt, Hamilton McKay Twombly Daniel Leroy Dresser and John Nicho las Brown, of Providence. There was no marriage contract whatever, and the ceremony only lasted fifteen min utes. Mr. Vanderbllt presented 150 francs to the three clerks of the town hall, and he also donated 2,500 francs for the use of the orphans of that district, for which, at the conclusion, of the cere mony, the deputy mayor expressed his thanks. The religious ceremony will take place tomorrow in the American church, on the Rue Alma. AGAINST TJNION LABOE. Court Declares Contract Requiring Union Labor Told. MILWAUKEE, Wis., June I.— ln the superior court today union labor re ceived a hard blow from Judge Suther land in the case of Erdman Schultz against the Schlitz Brewing company, granting a temporary injunction to re strain the company , from interfering with Schultz in the employment of non union labor In the execution of a build ing contract. The court holds that a specification in a contract requiring the contractor to use only union labor Is void. . lWjj |^J^_.~ *=»*. '-"." r^^*r^-^-fyi4r^^^^fc^__ " r *"~^^ <s S. «v.* r Ififf - »y<f ~^^~-~— % *~% *7>* ' J* *" S*^^ * *jtT^3K3 PBt/^BBBBBSI^TP!fW3fMtrr *i\ j/ £ \ PART OF CITY AND BAT OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA. BIG EXPOSITION OPENED DEDICATION OF OMAHA SHOW AN AUSPICIOUS EVENT Amid (In- Music of a Hundred Bands and the Cheers of n Hundred Thousand People A Great Civic Parade Three Miles Long Pres ident McKinley Sends His Con gratulations. Special to The St. Paul Globe. OMAHA, June 1. — The optning of the Trans-Mississippi and International ex position occurred toiay, and it was a glorious success frbm every stand point. The weather w^s fine, the crowd enormous, and the enthusiasm intense. At 9:30 o'clock the parade started from the city to the exposition grounds, and was composed of military and civil organizations, officials of the fair as sociation and members of secret so cieties, and was three miles in length. A hundred musical organizations form ed a part of this great procession, the pageant being headed by the famous National Marine band. The dedicatory exercises at the grounds were opened by Rev. Dr. Nichols, of St. Louis, who eloquently appealed to the Father of All Things to bless and prosper the enterprise and to Shower blessings upon the people of the trans-Mississippi region, especially President G. W. Wattles. Hon. J. J. Webster, of Omaha, fol lowed with an appropriate address, and John N. Baldwin, ofi Council Bluffs, eulogized the occasion;. The assemblage listened to a tele gram from President (McKinley, at Washington, who, in the White house, miles away, touched the magic button and dedicated the exposition. • Railroad men estimate that at least 100,000 people arrived [here today over the railroads. A concert was given this afternoon by the Marine band, 1 and at night a most elaborate display of pyrotechnics took place. The president's congratulatory tele gram was as follows: "Hon. Guerdon W. Wattles, presi dent of the Trans-Mississippi and International exposition, Omaha, Neb.: The cordiality of the invitation extend ed to me to be present at the open ing of your great exposition is deeply appreciated, and I more deeply regret that public duties prevent me from leaving the capital at this time. "The events of the memorable half century which the Trans-Mississippi and International exposition commem orates are interwoven with the history of the whole nation, and *are of sur prising importance. The mighty West affords most striking evidences of the .splendid achievements, and possibilities of our people. It is a matchless trib ute to the energy and endurance of the pioneer, while its vast agricultural development, its progress in manu factures, its advancement in the arts nnd sciences, and in : all departments of education and endeavor, have been inestimable contributions to the civil ization and wealth of the world. "Nowhere have the unconquerable de termination, self-reliant strength and sturdy manhood of our American cit izenship been more forcibly illustrated. In peace or war, the men and women of the West have ever been in the van guard. "I congratulate the management upon its magnificent enterprise, and assure all who participate in this un dertaking of the deep interest which the government has in its success. (Signed) —William McKinley." CONSIDERED NEXT WEEK. Hawaiian Resolution to Be Brought Before the House. WASHINGTON. June l.j— An understanding was reached today whereby the Hawaiian res olutions will be considered in the house next week. They are to be taken up under a special rule that will be reported as sooji as the reve nue bill has passed the senate or has reached a point where the passage of the resolutions of annexation in the .house cannot possibly delay the disposal of the revenue measure. Beck\rith a Soldier. DES MOINES, 10., Jung I.— Warren Beck with, the base ball plajror, who eloped with the daughter of Roh*rt^ T. Lincoln, has enlisted with the lowa rational guards, with the purpose of going to the front. RUMOR OF A RICH PRIZE CAPTURE OF A SPANISH TEANS" POET EEPOETED St. Paul Said to Have Captured the Alfonso XIII. After a Sharp At tack, bat the Stocry Lackx Con firmation, and at Key West Noth ing la Known Rcgaraing; It Im portant if True. • NEW YORK, June I.— A special to the Journal from Key West says that the Spanish troop ship Alfonso XIII., with troops and coal on board, was captured on Monday eff Cape Mays! by the auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, Capt. Sigsbee. The St. Paul flred seventeen shots before the troop ship surrender ed, and several of them took effect. KEY WEST, June I.— The last report received from Commodore Schley, dat ed Saturday night, said nothing about the reported capture at the Spanish auxiliary cruiser Alfonso XIII. , by the United States auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, or any other vessel. The officers of the St. Paul have heard nothing of the affair. . j WORST'S EXPEDITION. Third Successful Landing of Tronjis In Cuba. TAMPA, Fla., June I.— An official no tice of the complete success of the ex pedition in command of Lieut. Col. J. H. Dorst, which sailed from this port in the steamer Florida two weeks ago carrying arms and ammunition, besides one of the largest and best equipped bodies of men that has yet arrived for service in the cause of Cuba, was posted on the bulletin board at army headquarters today. This makes the third successful ex pedition in landing munitions of war and armed Cubans on the coast of Cuba. At almost the same time Com modore SChley was closing the Span ish fleet in the port of Santiago de Cuba. Col. Dorst was, and had been for two days, unloading munitions of war in a port directly north and with in sixty miles of him. STATE QUOTAS. Adjutant General Is Figurine Out the Problem. WASHINGTON, June I.— Adjt. Gen. Corbin is engaged in making up the apportionment of troops which each state is to be asked to furnish under President McKinley's second call for 75,000 men. Because of an excess over their quota under the last call, some of the states will not be asked for any additional men at this time. So far as is possible the existing regiments will be recruited to their maximum strength. Some of the state governors in their communications with the war depart ment have manifested a decided opposi tion to filling up the existing regiments, preferring to recruit entirely new or ganizations, and in some of these cases, it is believed likely the department may yield, although no one will make any ofiieial statement to that effect. There is a disposition on the part of the war department to avoid- any un seemly wrangle over the matter, but instead to yield a point for the sake of appearances. Ample authority, it is said, exists under the volunteer act for the war department to proceed on its own responsibility with the work of re cruiting without any call on the gov ernors to assist in that work. ABOUT MUSTERED IN. Trifle Over 12tt,000 Volunteers in Service. WASHINGTON, June I.— With the exception of one reglmenlt in lowa and some troops in Kentucky, the muster ing of volunteers under the first call of the president is completed. Adjt. Gen. Corbin announced tonight that a trifle over 123,000 men had been mus tered irtto the United States service. Nearly all of the troop 3 have been or dered to report to one or another of the permanent camps, and the last few thousands are now en route to their destinations. Orders were sent tonight to Col. J. C. Baker, of the Second Virginia, to pro ceed at once with his command to Jacksonville. The Second New Jersey and the Third Kentucky are en route to Chickamauga, and the First Louis iana to Mobile. OFF FOR TA3IPA. Four Regiments Leave Chickainanga for the Front. CHATTANOOGA, Term., June I.— The PRICE TWO CENTS—* 0 " Train,* first of the volunteer infantry left Chiekamauga for Tampa today. The regiments which left were the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Indiana; First Ohio, First District of Columbia and Second New York. Tomorrow the Third Pennsylvania, First Illinois, Fifth Maryland and Sixty-ninth New York will leave. The First Illinois cavalry arrived this morning on three trains. There are still 43,000 troops here. The order issued to recruit all of the regiments to the standard of 1,307 men will largely in crease the number, and with the con stant arrivals, will keep the army near the 60.000 mark. WAR IS EXPENSIVE. Al«er Send* CongroNN EHtlmateH for More Appropriations. WASHINGTON, June I.— The secre tary of war today sent to congress es timates for additional appropriations amounting to $3,107,,000. The items aro given as follows: Gun and mcrtar bat teries, $2,562,000; expeditionary forces to Cuba, $350,000; signal service, $195,000. AFFAIRS AT SANTIAGO. Story of the Attack on the Hnrbor Batteries. NEW YORK, June I.— A special from Cape Hay ti en says: The torpedo boat Porter arrived at Mole St. Nicolas at 1 o'clock this morning with dispatches for Washington. The following sUry of the bombardment of Santiago de Cuba was obtained: The American squadron, augmented by the torpedo boat Porter, the auxil iary crus:r St. Paul and the protected cruiser New Orleans, approached the entrance to ths harbor of Santiago at about 12:30 p. m., the lowa leading. Inside ths entrance to the harbor was seen one of the wars-hips of Cervera's fleet stripped for action. As the American fleet drsw mar the New Orleans, Capt. Folger, was de tached and steamed forward ahead of the lowa, Texas and Massachusetts. One of the forts opened fire on her, and she replied, the other two ships directing the fire at the battery on the Punta Gorda, within the harbor, and to westward of the position occupied by the Spanish ship. The lat er replied to the fire, and immediately became a target for all the American ships en gaged in the battle. She retired behind a protecting head land, and was not seen again during the engagement. Ihe lowa, directed by "Fighting Bob" Evans; the Massachusetts, Capt. F. J. Higginson; Texas, Capt. J. W. Phillip, and the New Orleans kept up their fire against Morro, Socapa and Punta Gorda forts for two hours, their projectiles of enormous size doing tre mendous damage to the defenses of the harbor. The masonry of Socapa and Morro was battered almost into dust, and the forms of Spanish artillerymen and in fantry could be plainly seen flying to safety behind the neighboring hills. The auxiliary cruiser, which joined Schley's fleet just before the battle took place, was hit by shells from the forts, and it is thought she was seri ously damaged. The damage done to the American fleet cannot be learned, but it is not thought any person was killed— if, in deed, any one was wounded. NEWS CONFIRMED. Evidence that a Battle Wan Fon K ht at Santiago. CAPE HAYTIEN, Hayti, June I.— The daily bulletin issued by the French Cable company here today apparently confirms the news that a battle has been fought before Santiago de Cuba The bulletin is as follows: ■ Santiago de Cuba, May 31.— Today at 2 o'clock the American fleet, composed of fourteen ships, of which one ap peared to be the New York and flew the flag of Admiral Sampson, and a few torpedo boats, opened fire on the forts and on the roadstead with heavy guns. The fire of the Americana ap peared to be directed principally on the roadstead and on the forts of El Morro, Socapa and Punta Gorda. The cannonade was very brisk up to 3:45. The shells fell in the bay, but did not reach as far as the town. Af ter 3:45 the cannonade weakened, and cannon shots were heard in the offing-. The Americans completely ceased firing after 4 o'clock In the afternoon. ORDERED TO MANILA. Humor That the Monadnock In Or dereil to Go. VALLEJO, Cal., June I.— lt seems to be well understood at the Mare Island navy yard that the Monadnock has bren ordered to g« to Manila, and that the government lias pur chased the British ship WhHgient to a;com pany her. The Monadnock is now on her \va t here from Puget Sound to be docked. INSURGENTS MASSING ON THE HILLS BEHIND AMERICAN SQUADRONS GUARD~ ING THE HARBUR FRONT STORY OF AN ATTACK O!V TUtf FORTS CONFIRMED Two of the American War«hl II( Which Drew Off Yei.ter.lay Aite* the EugaKeiiifnt Returned This Mornine, bnt DI«1 Not Renew the Attack, Flrlns Only Two Shot*, Probably as a. Signal of Some Kind to the InnureentM, Who Are Gathered About the Doomed City. Copyright, 1898, by the Associated Press. CAPE HAYTIEX, Jue 1.-The Span ish government, atxordirg to advices received here from Havana, intends to cut the cables which connect that c.ty with Key Wewt if the * other Cuban cables are cut by the Americans. The Havana papers, the same a'lvices siy, publish a dispatch from Madrid de claring that the Americans intend to attack Santiago by sea, while the in- . surgents are making an attack by land, and also to land reinforcements at Guantanamo, east of Santiago. A dis patch from Santiago says: The American squadron which bom barded Santiago yesterday was com posed of fouitten ye eeis, among which were recognized the lowa, Bro kyn, Massachusetts, Texas and Amdzoi:i3 (New Orleans), besides a gunboat and an auxiliary cruiser, believed to be the Columbia. The five vessels wheh were rcco?niz_ ed fired on the batteries ait Punta Gorda, El Morro and Zacopa, ami als> on the cruiser Cristobal Colon, which had advanced toward the entrance of the harbor and was visible from the high sea. The Americans fired projectiles of 32 centimetres, and the batteries, as weil as the Cristobal Colon, kept up an in er-ssanit responsive fire. Two shots landed on the after part of the lowa, causing damage. On the Spanish side the damage was insignificant. The American squadron withdrew at 6 o'clock last evening. This morning the American s iuadron reappeared off Santiago, but contested itself with firing two shots, which aie believed to have been signals agreed, upon with the insurgents, who, num bering 2,000 or 3.030, are said to have concentrated three or four milts fiom Santiago. Great events are expected hou ly at Santiago. The Spanish autho.iths have taken extraordinary precaution?, and have placed at the narrow passage at the entrance of the harbor special crn trivances which permit the dosing and opening of the port at will. BATTERIES SILENCED. The following additional details of yesterday's bombardment have been The Spanish batteries at first an swered the fire of the American squad ron In a lively manner. Aftpr twenty minutes of firing, directed in a su perior manner upon the part of the American fleet, the Spanish batteries began to weaken, and the American ships concentrated a violent fire upon El Morro, destroying it completely. The forts at Socapa and Punta Gorda fired the last shots. The Spanish loss must have been con siderable. Details are lacking as to the American loss. The Spaniards pretend to have struck the Am«rican vessels several times, but this information is accepted here un der reserve. At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the American squadron ceased firing. At that hour there were no Spanish vessels in sight. No news has been received here from the dispatch boats. HAVANA VKRSIO.V. Story of the Fljcht an Ulnnco Tells It. HAVANA, June I.— The following Spanish account of the reported en gagement off Santiago de Cuba has been issued here: The American fleet, consisting of the lowa, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, Texas, New Orleans, Marblehead. Minneapolis and another cruiser, in addition to six small vessels, took up a position on May 31 on the western side of the mouth of Santiago de Cuba channel, opening fire from the first five vessels. The Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon was anchored toward Punta Gorda, and could be seen from the open sea. The fire of the American fleet was answered by the Morro, Socapa and Punta Gorda batteries, and by the cruiser Cristobal Colon. The American fleet fired seventy shots without causing the least dam age. The bombardment lasted ninety minutes, and the American fleet re tired with the Trans-Atlantic steamer (auxiliary cruiser?) damaged. Two shells were seen to explode on the lowa's stern, and there was fire on board another battleship. Several pro jectiles fell inside the harbor near the Spanish warships. BATTLEFIELD ELECTIONS. Volunteers to Vote In Their Rexnect- I've Camps. WASHINGTON, June I.—Represent ative Lacey, of lowa, has introduced a bill to enable volunteer soldiers In the field to vote in congressional elections during the present war. Mr. Lacey says he believes the measure has been framed so as to avoid unconstitution ality, and wants it called for action to enable participation in the coming elections, if possible. Chance for Bryan. WASHINGTON. June I.— Secretary Algor has accepted an additional full regiment from Nebraska under the president's sec | ond call. This action of the war department j will permit the appointment of William J, j Eryan to the colonelcy of the regiment It i the governor desires" to confer upon him tV* J ' I cmc - « Ad .<. Y.