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ilia iii i m commodore schley's attack a preliminary thereto n:xt assault will be of a more decisive sort CIV GARCIA'S FORCES WILL. LEAD THE LAND ATTACK Government Preparing for One De cisive Blow Against Spain in Cuba, I'orto Rico and the I'hllip pines Plans for Completely Overwhelming the Enemy Have Been Perfected— Spain Is Making Ovet'arei for a Termination of Hostilities, bnt Declines to Accept the Penalties of Defeat. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, \ Corcoran Building. J Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, June 2.— lt is given out here tonight that the next attack on Santiago will be made before the close of the present week, and that it ■will be a combined assault by land and sea. It is hinted that United States troops have by this time either formed a Junction with Gen. Calixto Garcla's forces or are about to do so, and It is known that thousands of rifles and an abundance of ammunition have reached the insurgent commander. Just when these soldiers departed for Cuba, or from what point they em barked Is not made public, but there is nothing remarkable in that, for the government has brought to bear every possible means to prevent being made public the movements of troops intend ed to be used In the invasion of Cuba. Gen. Garcia's headquarters are within striking distance of Santiago, a little more than fifty miles away, and it is stated that Admiral Sampson is fully advised of the Intentions of the Insur gent general, and will co-operate with Garcia in the reduction of the Spanish stronghold, before which the flower of the American navy is now congregated. This strengthens the belief that a de cisive blow is about to be struck. BCHLEY'S ATTACK ON FORTS. That navy officials are expecting im portant news, is not denied, even In official circles. Yet it is asserted that there was no general engagement be tween American warships and the Bpanißh forts at Santiago. It is ad mitted, however, that Schley threw a few shells to put a stop to the building of new fortifications, and, at the same time, to get the range of the enemy's guns. In order that, when a simulta neous attack by land and sea is made, there need be no experimenting. Gov ernment of*"ials have been in direct communication with the insurgents in Santiago province and are fully ap prised as to their strength and capa bilities. The government has also armed and equipped the insurgents so thoroughly as to make them far more formidable than ever before. This is saying a great deal when the fact that the insurgents have done about as they pleased in Santiago province is taken into consideration. ONE DECISIVE BLOW. It is pretty well understood here that the government's apparent delay in certain movements is due to the fact that k Is intended to strike one decis ive blow that will fully convince Spain of the hopelessness of her cause, and the absolute folly of endeavoring to held out against a nation possessed of limitless resources in men, money and supplies. M'hen active land operations in conjunction with those of the naval forces are inaugurated Spain will be overwhelmed. Everything is in readi ness for the forward movement of all the troops thought necessary to carry out the military plans perfected by the government, and a general assault upon the enemy in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines will quickly be in full swing. It is broadly hinted that there will be no further dearth of real war news once the armies of invasion get to work. PEACE PROPOSITIONS. There is a growing belief in official circles here, 'that there Is good ground for the repeated rumor that SpaLn is seeking means by which peace can be attained, yet is not willing to accept the position of a defeated belligerent. There are none who believe that Spain can secure active co-operation of any of the powers in 'termnating the war by intervention, wthich is Spain's only hope of escaping complete discomfiture. There are many signs that the despera tion of the Spanish cause, the hjpeless ness of continuing the unequal strug gle with the United States, has become manifest to an increasing minority of Spaniards, and that peace, upon terms not needlessly humiliating, would find more favor in Spain now than it would hovfc found a month ago. The ease and TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— More Fighting Expected at Santiago. Vigorous Campaign Outlined. War Means Ruin to Spain. S — Minnesota Men In Camp. Blame's Son Under Reeve. Orders to Tampa Expected. Clough Advises Patience. t-Sharp Tilt in the Senate. Paclflcos Eager to Ala. Quay Wins in Pennsylvania. Army Activity at Tampa. 4— Editorial. St. Paul Social News. At St. Paul Hotels. 6— Sporting News. Saints Home Today. College Meet at Chicago. I— 'Markets of the World. Cash Wheat, $1.09. Bar Silver, 58% c. T— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. Bralnerd Cyclone-Swept News of the Railroads. t— No Surety Bond for Horst. Anoka Farmers Win Water Case. Stocking Evidence All In. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE Quickness with which Commodore Dewey wiped out at a blow the whole naval force of S^tain in the Pacific op-c-rated to undtceive many Spaniards. The events of the near future in the Carribbtan are likely to undeceive many more. The crack fleet of Spain, the only Spanish squadron that could take and keep the sea, has been re moved by the act of its commander from any possibility of affecting the future conduct of the war. In spite of the official "congratulations" to Ad miral Cervera upon performing this feat, Spaniards must come to a knowl edge of what it means. It means that the power of Spain upon the ocean is confined to the ships which have or have not, set dut fiom Cadiz and which are so clearly overmatched by the American ships they will have to meet. ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTS. Slili>a That Will tarry 5,000 Men to Cuba. WASHINGTON, June 2.— Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn, of the war de partment, today secured additional transports of capacity of approximate ly 5,000 men for the Cuban invasion. This swells the number to over thirty, with a carrying capacity of over 30,000 men. The ships secured today will be sent to Florida ports, chiefly Tampa, as fast as possible and prepared for service. The vessels are the Comanche, of the Clyde line, now at New York, capacity 1,200; the Louisiana and Knickerbocker, of the Cromwell line, one of which Is at New York and the other at New Orleans, 600 each; the Special and Union, belonging to a foreign line, which before the war plied between Porto Rico and New York, with a car rying capacity of 1,000 each. The contract is subject to the vessels securing American register. At the same time Mr. Meiklejohn an nounced that the Mantea, a small ves sel now at one of the gulf ports, was ready for service, and she will proceed to Tampa immediately. Her capacity is 200 men. The understanding at the war depart ment is that up to this time none of the troops of the regular army, which it was announced would sail this week, had actually left the United States, and the officials are reticent as to the time the embarkation is to take place. The latest Information is that Gen. Miles is still at Tampa, and several telegrams reaching here from him bear date of that place. Assistant Secretary Meiltlejohn an nounced with considerable satisfaction that the troop ship designed for the second Philippine expedition would ar rive at San Francisco Saturday. She has been at one of the Pacific coast ports and is fully equipped and ready for her work. At the same time he said the Ohio, also to go with the sec ond expedition, would reach San Fran cisco Saturday or Sunday, coaled for her long voyage, but not yet equipped. Meanwhile arrangements for the sec ond expedition are being hurriedly rushed, and the officials here hope that it will not be very long before the five vessels which are to compose it start out of the Golden Gate on their long voyage across the Pacific. EYES ON HAWAII. Men at Camp Merrltt Not Adverse to That Country. SAN FRANCISCO, June 2.— The re ports from Washington that the annex ation of Hawaii is about to be consum mated is given much credence by the officers at Camp Merritt, and they are already figuring on an order to send troops to the Islands to look after Uncle Sam's interests, and some of the volun teers who fear that they will not be Eent to the Philippines are counting upon being turned to Hawaii as a place of second choice. Gen. Merritt is arranging the details of the second expedition to the Philip pines, but has not yet made public the assignments of troops for the expedi tion, and he will not miake the order public until the date of sailing has been determined. It is stated in some quarters that the expedition cannot possibly sail for two weeks yet, and it is even seml-offlcially stated that the vessels will not be ready for some days yet. Just what is caus ing the delay is a mystery. The owners of the vessels say they have not receiv ed any "hurry up" orders from Wash ington, and that they can perform their shore of the contract at short notice as soon as definite orders are received! The Brutus, the steamer recently bought by the government, will be ready to go to sea next Saturday. Her alterations have been completed and she is now receiving stores. The Mon terey is now taking on coal in sacks, and her magazine is well filled. She, too, will be ready by next Saturday. The Monadnock is expected shortly from Puget Sound. It is the belief in naval circles that she will be kept in Honolulu. WORK ON NEW SHIPS. It Is to Be Rushed Regardless of the Expense. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 2.— The dtory to the effect that the navy de partment had rejected the proposition of the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock company to rush the work on the battleships Kearsarge and Kentucky to completion because ro cat or time was fixed, Is without founda tion, according to an authority on mat ters pertaining to the construction of these magnificent engines of war. On the contrary, it is more than probable that the Kearsarge and the Kentucky will be ready to take pailt in the war by Nov. 1, if it extends to that time. President Calvin B. Orcutt has mads a proposition to the navy department, and it is evidenlt that he is not at all discouraged over- the answer he receiv ed. None of the high officials of the yard will discuss the construction of the battleships, as their tongues are sealed by instructions from Washing ton, but it is learned from a good source that preparations are even now being made to push the work Just as soon as the government Indicates its willingness to recompense the yard tor overtime. Davidson Is Confirmed. WASHINGTON, June 2.— The senate today confirmed these nominations: J. W. Davidson, of Minnesota, consul at Tamsui, Formosa; Benjamin M. Ausherman, receiver of public moneys, at Evanston, Wyo. Postmasters— South Dakota: H. C. Clark Mitchell; J. Baker, Dead wood. FRIDAY MORNING WAR MFAN^ IMIIN TA QPAIM ra which has not b^en announced to department at Santiago and Puerto >»mi JlL«ttllJ llllli> 1U OliUil the press • Principe. About 3.E00 of these men Gen. Correa, miniater of war, said to w £ re '? , the » nel shborhood of Santiago * i.mv .1. j , . when I last received word. All were .-.^^ • a "There 4 is no doubt that fully armed and equipped. I cannot SPANISH AMBASSADOR IN LON* -Admiral Cervera's t-eet is at Santiago tell definitely how many men there are de Cuba. The dii patch from Gen. in the other province?, Gum;z has about DON SO STATES Blanco contained only news already s>ooo5 > 000 men at Santa Clara. Probably published. Had the attack been re- 3O '° oo men ; all fully armed and equip- newed, Gen. Blanco would doubtless £rmy " A '"a^ number H. P c« « BaMla of MMtidiu May have reported the same." 000 mor£ ar7 armed with machete^ Be FtMuiid Which Will Lead to and there are thousands of others who Peace Sentiment In Spain lit RESTORMEL RELEASED. h w ave recently left the towns to join r the army because they oould no longer AgaiiiNt Proion B atioii of «he War nriUut, n««* «»# ffpM . * „ live in the towns. From Puerto Pi incipe Premier Sa B a»»a Reiterate- BrItl " h Boat Set Pr **> bn * Car «° alone, 10,000 men and women and chil „* . _ _ . ■ WIU B * H *W. dren have left because of the scarcity lhat Cervera is at Santlaso. of provisions, preferring to take their KKY WEST, Fla., Jnne 2.— ln the chances in the coun-try and further in- LONDON, June 2.— Count de Rascon, circuit court today the British steamer fluenced by the fear that at the last the Spanish " ambassador in LoriOon, Restormel, captured by the auxiliary moment the Spaniards, driven to de who was interviewed on the subject, cruissr St. Paul, off Santiago de Cuba, s P air . will, out of revenge, resort to admits that war means ruin to Spain, on M «y 25 . and whose cargo of coal, slau B" hter -" and he said: Intended for the fleet of Admiral Cer- VA protest "The sentiment is growing In favor vera > was condemned yesterday, was of seeking an honorable peace, which released. America, considering her unprepared- The court held that the question for s P anl " u Cannot Prevent Americans ness for a war of Invasion, would also "• to decide was whether at the time of Buying Coal. welcome in preference to a protracted tne charter and shipment the owners WASHINGTON, June 2.— The Span struggle Involving heavy sacrifices of of the vessel knew or should be held to ish government has made a protest to men' and money. This being so, I hope have known that she was carrying con- the British authorities against the ship a basis of understanding may be found traband of war, to ad the belligerents, ping of Canadian coal from British leadin to peace." It being shown that the Reetormel sail- North America to San Francisco for AS TO MEDIATION P revlous to the declaration of war, the relief of ships of Admiral Dewey's the presumption of innocence was rais- fleet at Manila, and also against the With regard to reports of European ed, and, there being no evidence that shipping of coal from Nova Scotia to Intervention, the Vi»na correspondent the owners were willfully and knowing- Atlantic ports for use by the United SCENE OF FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN SPANISH AND AMERICAN SHIPS AND LAND BATTERIES. TUDbasurto pt wcotSTrr. A / CABAN.TAS BAY ™ * S©ROA 4l|ljljF| |/Pl| VyfffV CALAN PT. " (^ Nr/ff P^ n # JX\ \% Wmfrpnx wa««w3 pt. mm . /^ /rf n|i ■ Si ' pflrtl't pumtillA / J i CARIBBEAN -SEA W T : • _______ *.1 i j . j : The map herewith presented will give the reader an idea of the scene of the first bat tle between the Spanish and American ships and the land batteries at Santiago bay. On the point to the east was Morro castle, now a heap of ruins, reduced by the concentrated fire of the American fleet. On the west, but farther inland, Is Socapa battery, which was also baidly damaged. Farther north in the bay is Punta Gorda, about a mile distant from the entrance. Near this point was the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon, which was In sight of both the Daily Chronicle and Daily News deny that the Austrian govern ment hias received any fresh communi cation from Spain. It would appear, therefore, that any efforts In this di rection are being made only in France, where it is apparent they are most likely to succeed. A protracted war, besides disturbing commerce, would necessitate postpon ing the coming exhibition in Paris. It is hoped that the new commercial agree ment between France and the United States will smooth the way for French intervention, in which certainly Aus tria, and possibly England and other powers will join. Russia, it is asserted, would be willing to undertake the office of mediator to save France the neces sity of becoming prominent. SPAIN ELATED. The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says: "The Madrid papers are much elated over another repulse suffered by the American fleets. According to official reports the land batteries at Santiago were undamaged and not a single Spaniard was killed or wounded, and not a single shell struck the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon. "El Heraldo regrets that the Spanish fleet was not sent to the Philippines instead of Cuba." The Vienna correspondent of the Daily Mail says: Spain has addressed another appeal to the powers to intervene, and Austria is disposed to accede, but only in con junction with other powers. CERVERA THERE. Despite the statements of the news papers, that Admiral Cervera was not present at the bombardment of San tiago de Cuba, on Tuesday, Capt. Au non, the minister of marine, in an. in terview today declared that Cervera hoisted his flag on the Cristobal Colon in order to direct the Spanish opera tions, "the success of which is princi pally due to Cervera, who has given proofs of high strategic ability." STILL AT SANTIAGO. Senor Saarasta Again Locates . Ad miral Cervera. MADRID, June 2. — At today's (Thurs day) cabinet meeting, the queen regent presiding, Duke Almejo de Rio, report ed that all the cables were working in the Antilles. A dispatch was read stating that Admiral Cervera was still at Santiago. Senor Sagasta denied the report of a night attack by torpedo boats on the American fleet. It is reported that Capt Aunon has received a report from Admiral Cerve- JUNE 3, 1898. when the fleet approaches and which ran un der the cover of the cftfejj when the action became too hot for her. The Colon lay in the little inlet between Gorda Point and Gaspar Point She ran out and up the bay and hid in the waters to the north after the terrible on slaught on the Gorda battery began. The fortifications of Morro and Socapa were de serted by the Spaniards, who sought the pro tection of the friendly hills that surround both of these prominences. The water all around Gorda Point is quite deep, varying from ten ly guilty of aiding the belligerent fleet to coal, the steamer is ordered releas ed. As to tiie coal cargo, the steamer* remaikaWe movements convinced the court that the cargo was destined for Ihe Spanish fleet and 1s contraband of war. The cargo is ordered appraised and turned over to the navy depart ment, which will deposit its appraisal value with the New York subtreasury to the credit of this country. WAS NOT GAPTURED. Spaniards Claim Alfonso* XIII. Is Now at Porto Rico. MADRID, June 2.— The report that the Spanish transport ship Alfonso XIII had been captured by an American auxiliary cruiser is without founda tion. It is announced officially that the Alfonso XIII. is now landing her cargo of provisions at Porte Rico. The captain general of Porto Rico cables that the question of subsistence has raised no difficulty in the island, as several vessels have entered the port with provisions. Senor Polo y Bernabe, former min ister to the United States, has been appointed under secretary in the for eign office. CAPOTE IS CONFIDENT. Cuba's Vice President Talks Freely on Insnrsents' Plans. NEW YORK, June 2.^Domlngo Ca pote, the vice president of the Cuban republic, arrived in thts city today. When asked his mission to this coun try, Senor Capote replied that before saying anything about that he wished to thank ithe American press collective ly for the stand it had taken in behalf of the Cuban insurgents, stating that the Cuban people were deeply grateful for the support given by the American people and for the action of this nation in coming to their support. Contin uing, he said: "My mission is not a public one. All public acts relative to the situation be tween the United States and the Cuban republic will conltlnue as heretofore to be conducted by Gen, Falma. "I do not come here to negotiate any loan, I come to consu t with Gen. Pal ma in a matter whit n does not con cern international qu stions or public interest. I have no resent intention of calling upon Presid- fit McKinley, al though I probably giiall make a call upon him before I return. How long 1 shall remain here I cannot say at thia time, but shall make my stay as short as possible." Mr. Capote holds the position of judge advocate general in the insurgent army. Questioned as to the strength • of the army he said: "Not counting those who have recent ly joined his forces, Garcia has about 12,000 men under him in the eastern to seventeen fathoms — ample for a ship of any draft. The Spanish warships were com pelled to fire their shells over the hills ot Gorda Point, and their projectiles fell harm lessly Into the sea, Morro castle, which was utterly destroyed, was the strong guard of the entrance to the Bay of Santiago and answered the fire of Socapa on the promon tory opposite. Since the opening of the hos tilities this picturesque old fort had been equipped with fairly good guns. The castle was a large fortification and made an excel lent target. States warships operating in the West Indies. In view of the ruling by the British government that coal was con traband of war this protest by Spain might have caused considerable em barrassment, as the Canadian coal is considered by the naval authorities to be a superior article for the use of our ships. It is only a short distance from the British North American coal fields to San Francisco, and the Nova Scotia coal fields are also easily accessible to Atlantic ports. It is understood, how ever, that Spain's protest has not proved of any avail. The subject was referred to the Cana dian authorities, who, upon investiga tion, learned that the coal shipments both from British Northwest territory and Nova Scotia were in the ordinary course of commercial transactions. They were made by private parties in Canada to private parties in the United States. Whether the coal subsequent ly passed into the hands of the United States government for use by the American navy was held to be outside of the province of the Canadian au thorities. It is probable that any di rect sales to the navy department would have been stopped, as these would have been manifestly a breach of the neutral attitude maintained by the British government and its colonial possessions, Including Canada. ONE SUFFICED. Tramp Steamer Refusing to Hoist Colors Shot At. KEY WEST, Fla., June 2.— The Brit ish tramp steamer Bengal, of GlssguW, was sighted off Florida Keys yesterday. As she did not 'hoist her colors when signaled, she was hoved-to by a shot. Admiral Cervera's coal is being un loaded from the Restormel at the naval station dock. It will be bid in by the United States and will be used by our ships. WHY IS THIS? Ammunition Freely Traversing the Pyrenees Into Spain. LONDON, June 2. — A letter received from Paris says that, considerable quantities of large and small ammuni tion are traversing the Pyrenees into Spain, and tha.t there Is no attempt to stop the traffic, WILL STOP SEALING. Complete Suspension oif This Busi ness by Canadians. WASHINGTON. June 2.— The Canadian ne gotiations recently conducted here led to the signing of a protocol which formally agreed to the lnternationl questions to be referred to an international commission. While the protocol makes no reference to the s«allng question, yet it is the general under standing that the Bering sea sealing question will be considered and definitely settled by the complete suspension of pelagic sealing. PRJCB TWO CENT3— i»?Tr«m, AU j FIVE CEiKTg. HOD'S IMUSSERT FLYING Turned Into Dust by the Shells From Schley's Big Battleships. STORY OF THE FIGHT AT SANTIAGO Not an American Vessel Was Injured or an American Sailor Killed. Affair But the Prelude of More Serious Work to Come, and When the Vesuvius, With Her Dynamite Guns, Has Cleared Out the Triple Row of Mines, Schley Will Sail Into the Harbor and Engage the Spanish Fleet-Spanish Fire Wild Daring the Attack on the Forts at the Entrance of the Harbor, OFF SANTIAGO, June 1, on board the dispatch boat Dandy, (via Tort Antonio, June 2).-After an hour's engagement with the Spanish fleet in San tiago bay, supported by the batteries on shore, not an American was injured nor a vessel of Commodore Schley's fleet damaged. It was the first real en gagement that has occurred between the naval forces under Schley and Or- IT' T Wa \ b ?, a PrelUd ° tO m ° re Beri ° US W ° lk the latter P art of the week, when it is probable the dynamite cruiser Vesuvus will attempt to explode the tnple row of mines extending across the iarbor mouth. With these out of the way, Commodore Schley will sail into the harbor for a death grapple with the fleet and batteries. BOMBARDMENT BEGINS. At 10 o'clock Commodore Schley left the flagship Brooklyn and went aboard the Massachusetts, where he remained during the fightln<* At o'clock the American vessels moved on the Spanish forts and fleet" the Mas sachusetts leading, followed by the New Orleans, lowa and Vixen The Massachusetts steamed slowly until about five miles west of th, harbor entrance, when she turned in toward the shore, and when about 5 0O« yards off, she turned east again, and bore down on the harbor, the New O* ■«■■«■ la " IB ""BBHiilllli aanßS " UNCONFIRMED BATTLE RUHOR. | | NEW YORK, May 2.-The World's Port au Prince special re- | | ports that the American fleet has again attacked Santiago, and 1 j that 3,000 insurgents are attacking the city on the land side.' I v.« ma&. m fl s ■,m ammvmb■a; m ■ os ■ s &c " leans being close up, and the lowa half a mile behind. The flagship gradual!, increased her speed, and drew closer and closer to the batteries. When she had passed the harbor entrance by 500 yards, a great cloud of white and yel low smoke burst from the two thirteen -inch guns in her after-turret and two shells left their muzzles, one of them striking the Spanish flagship Cristobal Colon full and fair as she lay at her anchorage, and the other falling close alongside. The two guns in the forward turret were then fired, and their sneßa in exploding threw up great jets of spray close to the Colon. SHORE BATTERIES REPLY. All the shore batteries took up the challenge and began a rapid tire on the Massachusetts. But she was soon beyond their range, and the batter ies thereupon turned their guns on the New Orleans. This cruiser had been directed to pay attention to the batteries and to draw their fire as much as possible, and she obeyed her instruction sto the letter. Her first shot located a large battery on "the hill above the Morro. It flew straight into the fort, and must have caused much damage, as a great cloud of dust and debris rose as the shell burst. A couple more shots s ent part of the walls of Morro flying into the air, and then the New Orleans confined herself to the batteries, her fire being rapid and extremely accmsite. Every shot she fired made trouble for Spain. The lowa came next, and like the Massachusetts devoted her attention to the ships lying within the harbor. Her 12-inch shells made the water~ny all a«stfnd that part of the harbor in which the Cristobal Colon lay. The latter, however, was not seriously damaged, and kept up her fire until long after the American ships were out of range. After the lowa came the little Vixen, which apparently had no business in a fight where battleships were engaged. But she sailed along after tha Ipwa, like a fox terrier following a mastiff, and when at the proper point she let fly with her one 6-pounder and glided away, proudly conscious of having done her best. SECOND ATTACK. After the Vixen had passed the forts, the Massachusetts turned again to the westward, followed by the other ships in the same order, with the excep tion of the Vixen, formerly the yacht Josephine, which was ordered to keep out of trouble. The ironclads bore down on the harbor once more. The flag ship kept in until less than 4,000 yards from the shore, and then her sheik again began to heave up the waters of the Santiago harbor. This time the shore batteries were better served, and the Spaniards replied to the war ships' fire In energetic fashion. But nearly all the shots from the batteries fell short. Then came the New Orleans once more, with her long, black guns, doing fearful work, and tearing up the ground all around the batteries in the most savage manner. The Spaniards dropped shells close to the lowa as she came by for tha second time, sending a stream of shells into the harbor as she did so. SPANISH FIRE WILD. The Spanish ships, with the exception of the Cristobal Colon, were be hind the hills and could not see the enemy who threw shells around them with such rapidity that they knew he was somewhere on the other side of the hill, and then hopefully raised the muzzles of their guns and tanged away The result was what might have been expected." Their" lire tore tho bosom of the Caribbean sea, but it harmed nothing elso. After the Massachusetts had passed the point where she could fire intd the" harbor with advantage she censed firing, and the others followed her. The fight was over as far as the Americans were concerned. Spanish honor, however, needed some furtner destruction of gunpowder, and the ships boom ed and the batteries roared long after the American vessels were out of range. The affair soon became ludicrous, as nearly all of ihe Spanish shells fell from one to two miles from the vessels at \* hich they were aimed. Worse gunnery was never seen. One man with a basket of brickbats would l)e capable of as much destruction as the Spaniards seemed capable of creating. Not an American vessel was struck, and not a sailor was injured, although fully 300 shots were fired by the Spanlads. The Americans fired not over one-fourth of that number in return. . CAPE HAYTIEN, Hayti, June 2. — No direct news has been received here today from Santiago de Cuba, except a reiteration of the reports of the dreadful destitution of the inhabitants there. It is said now that 9Wi thi» officials are unable to procure a normal supply of food.