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VCL. XXI.— NO. 165.
Ml 10 511 FIFTEEN THOUSAND SOLDIERS DEPAKT FOR CUBAN SHORES ARMY OF INVASION INCLUDES MANY SEASONED REGULARS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE DEI'ARTI'RE OF THE TROOPS Are ri<'ii-f ( | With the Outlook, and Hope for Speedy fontiaent of the SpanfKh Stronghold la Eastern Cuba Gen. Shafter's Command » misprises the Flower of the I'nlted States Army— —Success of the Expedition Thought to Be AKHiired Details of the Guania uauio Fight Lacking. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globs, ) Corcoran Building. \ Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, June 13. — Official announcement of the departure of the army of_ invasion for Cuba has finally been made by the war department of ficials, and the long-expected move ment of troops is almost the sole topic of discussion here. The figures given out as to the numeri cal strength of the expedition, 14,564, lend color to the persistent statement that Gen. Shafter's army has been preceded to Santiago by an expedition about the strength of the one said to have effected a landing some distance from Santiago Saturday. It is figured that the combined forces, 14,564 men who left this morning, under command of Gen. Shafter, and 8,000 who are said to have linded Saturday, would Just about equal the number of soldiers scheduled to go to Santiago province. The force originally designated to go to Santiago was to consist of 27,000 men. With 8.000 already there and nearly 15.000 under Gen. Shafter on the way, the figures would be about cor rect. OFFICIALS ARE PLEASED. No one in touch with affairs at either the war or navy department who would discuss the expeditions to Santiago— save to say that Gen. Shaf ter's army departed at daybreak — could be found; hence it is purely a matter of speculation as to how many United States soldiers, will be landed on Cuban soil before the close of the present week. In fact there is so much satisfaction over the official acknowl edgment of the departure of the Shaf ter expedition that little else Is being talked of in official and other circles at the capital today. War department attaches were 1n rare good humor, and everybody seemed to have been re lieved of a heavy burden. There is ,no longer heard anything bordering upon harsh criticism of <ie war department, either for its failure to act, or its reticence in imparting to an anxious public the, facts in con nection with the movement of troops "in the advance upon the enemy's Stronghold. SKIRMISH AT GUANTANAMO. Naturally there was much anxiety here when the first reports of an en gagement between Col. Huntington's marines and a body of Spanish troops reached the capital. Arxious inquiries at the war department received little enlightenment on the subject, and it Is believed tonight that the officials were honest in their declarations that they had received no official communi cations on the sifbject. That there had been an engagement was generally be lieved, even in official circles, but the absence of detailed information of the losses on either side rather puzzled those who had friends at the front, and the officials of the war department as well. Owing to the policy bf silence that has been pursued by the govern ment, those who were early at the war department to learn particulars of the Guantanamo fight went away in re sentful mood, thinking that perhaps they were not accorded the treatment merited, owing to the policy of war department officials to give out nothing bearing upon affairs in Cuba. SANGUINE OF SUCCESS. There is one thing certain, and that Is that a great load has been lifted from those who have been preparing for the invasion of Cuba. Everybody at the war department today was in a cheer ful mood, and each official when ap proached spoke enthusiastically of the progress thalt had teen made. They are all sanguine of the success of the ex pedition under Gen. Shafter. With Admiral Sampson and Commo dore Schhy in command of the harbor and town of Guantanamo as well as the shore for a distance of fully thirty five miles, it ts argued that the troops wii; be landed without really serious resistance. Once ashore the American troops will, It is believed, make short work of the Spaniards. It is argued that if a little TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. '.— Troop9 Sail for Santiago. Renewed Fighting at Guantanamo. Leiter'B Wheat Waterloo. Book Concern Scandal. Butte Troops in Revolt. I— Minnesota Men at the Front. Orders Expected at Chickamauga. Thirteenth Under King. Waiting for Recruits. Red Cross Work. B— Thirteenth's List Full. Honor for Gen. Hutibard. Revenue BUI Is Law. 4— Editorial. Lind's "domination Discussed. Ramsey County Delegates Meet s—Sporting5 — Sporting News. Saints Lose to Detroit. Trotting Circuit Gossip. West Defeated by Ryan. 6— Markets of the World. Bar Silver,' 54% c. Chicago Cash Wheat, Soc. 7 — Minneapolis Matters. Xews of the Northwest. News of the Railroads. B— McCardy Makes Suggestions. War Taxes In Effect. Grasshoppers on the Berter. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE body of 600 marines can hold, the Span ish regulars and guerrillas In check, ' then 20,000 of the very flower of the United States army should certainly sweep the enemy from Its strongholds within a brief period. SIGNIFICANT SELECTIONS. So little has been said officially about the movements of troops from Tampa to Santiago province that the person nel of the various regimenlts selected for the Important mission has been largely overlooked. Now it is given out that the great bulk of the invading army under Gen. Shatter is composed of seasoned troops, regulars who have been under fire, and not raw volunteers, whose mettle is as yet untried. Of Gen. Shafter's command there are more than 10,000 men who know how to fight, a majority of whom have fought, and who will, it is firmly believed, and gen erally predicted at the nation's capi tal, teach the Spaniards a lesson in military precision and effectiveness that will give European powers another shock similar to the one occasioned by tile accurate marksmanship of the gun ners of the American navy. PORTO RICO EXPEDITION. Next in order and next in discussion in public places tonight is the reduc tion of the port of San Juan and the occupation of Porto Rico. The one means both, for the fall of San Juan will but announce the capitulation of Porto Rico. It is unofficial y given out that Gens. Coppinger and Lse will command the Porto Rico expedition, the former naturally ranking the latter. It is also said-rhat the army that will invade Porto Rico will not depart from Spain's Ships Reported at Manila. London, June 14. — According 1 to a dispatch from Madrid to the Financial News, three Spanish iron clads from Madagascar waters have arrived in sight of Manila, and Admiral Dewey's ships have gone to meet them. American shores until after the fall ot Santiago, and the probable surrender of Admiral Cervera. With the Span ish fleet out of the way, Admiral Samp son can give as a convoy and a co operating force, a fleet of the mosit formidable ships in the United States navy. The fleet will reduce the forti fications at San Juan, the transports bearing the army of invasion will be at hand, troops will be landed, and an other Spanish possession placed under American control. By that time it is believed that Manila will also have fallen, and there will be nothing left for Spain but to plead for quarter and any sort of peace arrangement the Americans are pleased to proffer. DETAILS OP DEPARTURE. Gen. Shatter's Invading Force a For midable A«sregration. WASHINGTON, June 13.— The first army of invasion to Cuba is now well on its way, thirty-two transport steam ships, making over 15,000 officers and men, convoyed by battleships, cruisers, gunboats and auxiliary cruisers, six teen in number, having actually sailed from Key West, at daybreak, this morning. By Thursday, at the latest, the transports will be off Santiago and a large army will make its landing on Cuban soil. Sampson has cleared the way for this undertaking, and little danger is apprehended in getting ashore. It will be after that, when the advance Is made, that actual dra matic developments may be expected. By that time it is likely the American commanders will be in direct cable communication with the authorities here. Admiral Sampson has taken the shore end of the cable landing at Guantanamo and a force of cable ex perts are rapidly restoring the line to working order. The troops making up the expedi tion whicUi started today are as fol lows: INFANTRY. Sixth, Sixteenth and Seventy-first New York volunteers; Tenth, Twenty-first. Second, Thirteenth, Ninth, Twenty-fourth, Eighth, Twenty-second and Second Massachusetts volunteers; First, Fifteenth, Thirteenth, Sev enth, Seventeenth, Third and Twentieth reg ulars. Total infantry, 561 officers and 10,709 enlisted men. CAVALRY. Two dismounted squadrons of four troops each from the Third, Sixth, Ninth, First and Tenth cavalry, and two dismounted squadrons of four troops each from the First United States volunteer cavalry. Total dismounted cavalry, 159 officers and 2,870 enlisted men; mounted cavalry, one squadron of the Sec ond, nine officers and 280 enlisted men. ARTILLERY. Light Batteries E and X, First artillery; A and F, Second artillery; 14 officers and 323 enlisted men. Batteries G and H. Fourth artillery siege, 4 officers and 132 enlisted msn. Engineers— Companies C and E, 9 omcsis and 200 enlisted men. Signal Corps— One detachment, 2 officers and 45 enlisted men. Hospital detachments are Included In ;h3 foregoing figures. The staff corps numbers fifteen officers. The grand total of the expedition is 773 of ficers and 14,564 enlisted men. GUANTANAMO FIGHT. The news of the attack by the Span iards upon the United States marines at Guantanamo bay Saturday night was not confirmed by official advices up to the close of the day here. How ever, there is no disposition to ques tion the accuracy of the press report, and the news has had a rather sober ing effect upon the element that has insisted upon rushing troops forward regardless of their unpreparedness. Saturday Bight's action shows that the Spaniards are not afraid to charge boldly upon United States troops, and the chances of a bushwhacking war fare disclosed by the Spanish move ments are anything but agreeable to the persons who have been hoping for a short campaign. Without any discouragement to the fighting ability of t!he marines, who appear to have acquitted themselves with the greatest credit so far as con cern their bravery and steadiness un der fire, the question has been raised in the minds of military experts whether, failing in any substantial as sistance from the Cubans, who were reported to have been so numerous in the vicinity, Western soldiers, trained in Indian fighting, would not be of more service in a Cuban Jungle cam paign. Nothing for severity tasks the courage and endurance of troops as to be shot at from cover by an unseen foe, and only troops trained in our j latest skirmish drill can render effect [ ive service in Buch a task. TUESDAY MORNING— JUNE 14, 1898. SENATE WAS SWINDLED SENSATIONAL CHAEGES IN THE BOOK CONCERN SCANDAL- Mr. Chandler Accuses Senator Pa«co With Being Responsible, I'lmit tlutfly, for Imposition Upon the Senate by Lobbyists Mr. Poioo Demands a Retraction, Which Mr. Chandler Decline* to Make. WASHINGTON, June 13.— For nearly two hours today the senalte had under discussion the resolution of Mr. Lodge (Mass.), directing the claims commit tee to make an inquiry as to the dis position of the money appropriated by congress to pay the claim of the book concern of the Melthodist Episcopal Church South. A heated oollcquoy be tween Mr. Chandler (N. H.) and Mr. Pasoo was the feature of the discus sion. Mr. Bacon (Ga.), speaking briefly upon the resolution, said he had not the remotest suspicion that anybody who was working for the claim here had any pecuniary interest In its passage. He had had a conversation on the sub ject with MaJ. E. B. Stahlman, who had received 35 per cent of the claim paid and the impression left upon him was that not a dollar of the money was to be paid to lobby ists. Mr. Stahlman, said Mr. Bacon, stated there was no arrangement or contract whereby anybody was to be paid a single dollar, excepit possibly a small amount for expenses. Mr. Lindsay (Ky.) related the details of a conversation, wihlch he had had with MaJ. Stahlman, who had told him that no fees were to be paid out of the . appropriation, except possibly $2,000 or $2,600 as necessary expenses. Mr. Hoar (Mass.) believed this was an opportune time to say to the country that in the presentation of Just claims to congress there was never a necessity for the em ployment of agents or lobbyists. Con cerning the present matter Mr. Hoar said: "The representatives of the church onghit at once to pay back to the gov ernment the money received under the appropriation, and the man who receiv ed the $100,000, if he ever expects to have a shred of character to his back, ought to give up the money." Mr. Chandler deslr.ed it to be under stood that th<? present matter could not be settled by the disclaimer of false intent by those who pusihed the claim through the senate. He maintained that the money ought to be returned to congress. If Stahlman should re fuse to relinquish his gains the Ohurch ought to proceed against him to recover the money. MR. PASCO ARRAIGNED. Mr. Chandler declared that the senate had been grossly and outrageously de ceived, and that the senator from Flori da (Mr..Pasco) had teen the agent un wittingly of the deception. Mr. Pasco — The senator knows I am incapable of deceiving the senate. Mr. Chandler — The senate was deceiv ed and the senator from Florida was the agent of the deception, unwittingly and unwillingly, I have no doubt. Mr. Bacon felt that Mr. Chandler was doing an injustice to Mr. Pasco, who had been deceived himself. Mr. Chandler replied that he had disclaimed any unkind or any unjust Imputation upon Mr. Pasco. "We all were deceived," said he, "and Barbee and Smith did it." "I ask the senator from New Hamp shire to retract absolutely those words which indicated that I was an agent of the deception practiced upon the senate. I cannot remain patiently un der such an imputation," declared Mr. Pasco. "I do not know what the senator can do," retorted Mr. Chandler. "If he can do or say anything about it, I wish he would do so, in order that I may proceed with my speech. I have stated he did not willingly or wittingly deceive the senate, and that ought to be enough." "I want the senator's words to em- I body the absolute facts," said Mr, Pas ' co, hotly. "Well, I decline," replied Mr. Chand ler, "to permit the senator to put words into my mouth." "I desire to say then," said Mr. Pas co, "that any statement that I was an agent in the deception of the senate in this matter is without foundation, and the senator from New Hampshire knows it." REFUSED TO RETRACT. "Well, Mr. President," declared Mr. Chandler, "the truth is the exact op posite of that statement." Mr. Tillman (Dem., S. C.) did not believe that the money ought to be re turned to the government as the claim was primarily a Just one, "but I want to say, Mr. President, "that the Meth odist church ought to make Stahlman disgorge." The resolution was further discussed by Mr. Teller (Col.), Mr. Morgan (Ala.), Mr. Perry (Ark.) and Mr. Wilson (Wash.). It finally went over until tomorrow. Mr. Foraker (O.) then called up the bill for the incorporation of an inter national American bank. He stated the bill was one of the recommenda tions of the Pan-American congress. The assemblage had recommended legislation for the chartering of this institution. The bill was discussed at some length, but was not disposed of. Mr. Frye (Me.) favorably reported from the committee on commerce a bill to provide American registry for the steamers Unionist and Specialist. The bill was passed. On motion of Mr. Mills the senate then, at 4:40 p. m., went into execu tive session, after which it adjourned. MELINE'S FATE IN ISSUE. Result of the Present Debate Will Decide It. PARIS, June 13. — Jn the chamber of depultles today, \M. Millerand, the mouthpiece of the Socialists, and ex treme Radicals, opened ,an attack on the domestic policy of tlie government. The debate will decide the fate of the Meline ministry. A vote is expected to morrow. If the premier secure™ a majority he will remodel the cabinet and, It is un derstood he will eliminate Gen. Billot, the minister for war, Admiral Besmard, the minister of marine; M. Turrel, the minister of public works, and others, who have not been successes. M. Du puy and Delcesse, and Gen. Saussier are spoken of as their successors, which would put the cabinet in a firmer po sition based on the support of the moderates. BUTTE TROOPS STRIKE VOLUNTEERS REFUSE TO DRILL. ON ACCOUNT OP POOR FOOD The Men of Company B, o>f Buttc, Montana, Say They Are Given Bad Bacon and Poor Vegetables— — Only a Sergeant, Corporal and Three Privates Would Drill Yes terday. CAMP MERRITT, San Francisco, June 13.— The men in the Montana regi ment are complaining of the food serv ed them. Today the soldiers of Com pany B, Butte regiment, went out on a strike and refused to drill under pres ent conditions. The regiment assem bled at the camp in order to march out to Sutro baths. When the officers of Company B called on their men to fall in they declined, one of their number stating their reasons for so acting. Col. Kessler was called, and he ad dressed the men, calling their atten tion to the serious proposition of dis obeying orders. One of their number told Col. Kessler that the company did not desire to disobey orders, but the men were hungry and coud not drill on the food they were receiving. "While Col. Kessler was speaking one of the men fainted before him, and was later removed to a tent. After Col. Kessler conetnded speak ing, the captain asked how many men were willing to drill, and only a ser geant, a corporal and tb.ree privates stepped forward. The company was dismissed and the regiment proceeded to the baths. All the men of Company B com plained today of the food. They say they are given bad bacon and poor veg etables, and that the fres.h meat they get consists principally of bones. Those statements made by the men were sup ported by the company cook, who ex hibited a piece of pork as LAST CABLE CUT. Work Successfully Completed at Guantanainp. Copyright by\^he Assab'iatfeii Press. OFF SANTIAGO DE CtTBA, Wednes day, June 8, via Kingston, Jamaica, June 9.— The Yankee a^id St. Louis cut the' cable at Guanianamo, sixty miles east of Santiago <|c Cuba, yes terday afternoon, and Cuba is thus believed to be finally shut off from communication with the* outer world. The Marblehead fired at ji small Span ish gunboat, and she returned the fire, the old-fashioned forts Joining in the engagement. The gunboat retreated into the harbor, and thfc. fort was si lenced by the Marblehead. It is not believed that the Spanish gunboat was struck, as the range was too great. The Marblehead and Yankee returned to the blockade at midnjght. The steam launches, which now form a picket line to guard against a tor pedo boat attack, reported yesterday tha^ the Spaniards were probably at tempting to repair the batteries from the damage done Monday. Admiral Sampson said that he be lieved that half if not utor^ of the ene my's guns had been dismantled. WHERE THEY WILL LAND. Twenty-Six Thousand American Troops Bound for Santiago. Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press. MOLE ST. NICHOLAS; June 12.— The expedition from Tampa, under Gen. Shafter, convoyed by warships from the North Cuban squadron, will land in or near Zacaha bay, nine miles west of Santiago. Operations will begin im mediately. The arrival of the transports with 28,000 infantry, 3,000 of cavalry, and a regiment of artillery, is- expected off Santiago Thursday. ■s/ — , ■ ... itsrf MAP OF GUANTANAMO BAY AND SURROUNDINGS. LEITER'S WHEAT WATERLOO YOUNG NAPOLEON OF FINANCE FOKCED TO SUBRENDER Million* of Bushela of Wheat Thrown Upon the Market Cannes a Biff Slump In Prices North •wcHtern Bull Clique Compelled to Let Go— Leiter Disposed of Be tween 8,000,04M> and 10,000,000 Bu. CHICAGO, June 13.— This has been a dRy of excitement and wild rumors in the Chicago pt't. A reverse that looks like a Waterloo has come to the young Napoleon of finance, Joseph Leiter. At first there was a wild tumble of prices on the board, July wheat selling 11 cents from Saturday's close, while September lost 4% cents and Decem ber 3% cents, but all made a Wtitle re covery before the close. It was given out that Leiter had ordered his deals all closed, and that the selling rush was the result of the execution of this order, accompanied as it was by a flood of rumors concerning the stability of tiie big bull movement, which for months has been the important factor in board of trade dealings. One of these rumors was that Leiter had been deserted by some of his associates ki iho campaign. In the meantime Let ter's wheaJt was being tumbled over toard, and prices had become demoral ized. Later in the day Leiter made no at tempt to conceal the fact that he had sold out all of his holding in futures— probably 6,000,000 or 8,000,000 bushels here. It came out that he had trans- Spain Sues for Peace. BRUSSELS, June 13.— The private secretary of the Spanish premier Is auoted today In a dispatch from Madrid, published here, as formaliy declaring the Spanish government will now accept any peace proposal not submitted by the enemy. ferred most of his trades in futures to other well-known houses, and that whatever losses there were would fall upon Leiter. His cash wheat, one re port said, was transferred to Armour, but a Itfter story was that it would be "trusteed" and handled in suoh a way as to prevent the slump which would be inevitable, if it were all thrown on the market at once. Before the final close the panic par tially subsided and July reacted 4 cents, September selling up 1% cents, and December making 2 cents rally, selling a shade above September, where it was 1 cent under Saturday. PRINCIPALS WENT BACK. qf / ,'tflie principals in the Leiter 'cris!s are wiring to d:s?U3S the causes which led to Letter's abdication, and the most plausible explanation that can' be offered at this- time is therefore cir cumstantial ami speculative. The first indication of approaching dissolution in the Leiter regime came this morning when the announcement was made that all "his cash and June wheat had been transferred by Allen, Grier and Zellar, Letter's brokers to PMlip D. Armour and that the Septem ber option, of which Leiter was a heavy holder, had been transferred to Lam son Bros. These reported transactions gave rise to conjectures that soon de veloped into a panic. At the outset it was rumored that Leiter was trying to get out of the n.arket, but the fact that Allen, Grier & Zellar had transferred- their trades to Lamson Bros, In«tea4 of selling out di rectly, aroused the suspicion 'that Lsiter was hard pressed and was endeavoring to dispose of his Immense ho'.dlngs without disclosing the causes of his sudden withdrawal from the pit. After the close of business Saturday millions of bushels of September wheat "puts" were sold in the vicinity of 72 1 ,^c, Lamson Brothers apparently having large orders for this line. CLEVER RUSE. Shortly- before the opening of the board of trade today brokers supposed to be acting for Leiter were ready sell ers. The "put" price was speedily reached, and Leiter, if the Lamsons were acting for him, was enabled to dispose of millions of wheat on the sale of puts, whereas, if the actual wheat had been sold in the market, there would have been even a more severe break. Had Allen, Grier & Zellar made the sales the street would have suspected the ruse, but coming from Lamson Brothers, there were no spe cial indications as to the identity of the sellers. It is estimated that dur- PRJCB TWO CEIVTS^^^o,^ ing the day from 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 bushels of Leiter wheat, optional and visible were sold to the account of the "young Napoleon." This is supposed to have consisted chiefly of options in September, July and June wheat, stored in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Chicago. It was said on the floor that the bankers of the Northwest, who have been carrying their burden for a longer time, and that calls had been made by Northwest dealers, particularly the Minneapolis interests, for margins down to 90 cents. These, It is said, were followed by calls upon Leiter to margin his wheat holdings down to 80 cents. SOLD AT A LOSS. Mr. Leiter had about 4,000,000 bushels of cash wheat on hand, much of which I he is said to have disposed of at a loss. Later it was reported that L. Z. Leiter, when asked by his son for more money, had refused to be drawn further into the wheat deal, and thus compelled the latter to let go a large line of his hold ings in order to satisfy his warehouse creditors and marginal demands. Reports of the Northwestern inter ests appear to have precipitated the crisis by coming to Chicago Saturday and learning that L. Z. Leiter would not advance any more money on his son's account. Mr. Leiter's friends insist that he has not made an assignment, but it was admitted tonight that the Leiter Inter ests had been "trusteed." Joseph Leiter could not be located to night. L. Z. Leiter was seen, but posi tively declined to say a word. THE LEITER DEAL. Joseph Leiter entered the market April 2, 1897, and Immediately after ward the pressure of a tremendous power was felt, but no man knew whose was the hand. Letter's first order was negotiated by Broker George F. French. It was for 100,000 bushels of May wheat, at 70% c per bushel. Then his orders came thick and fast. The cheapest wheat bought by Leiter was 500 000 bushels June 18, 1897, for September de livery, at 64% c. The deal ran fourteen months, dur ing which time the price of wheat was down to 64% cm June, 1897, and up to $1.85 in May, 1898. It Involved at one time an interest of more than 35,000,000 , bushels of wheat IT WAS ANTICIPATED. Views of a Well-Informed Minneap olis Observer on tike Collapse. The collapse of Joseph Letter, the Imll leader in the famcus Chicago wheat deal of 1897-98, was clearly a surprise ta the trade both In that city and in Minneapolis; that is to say, it was a surprise coming at this time, when the lattst reports represented him as having successfully closed his specu latlve accounts and retired from the :uar ket. If he had gone by the board three or four months ago, the predictions of the bears, then current, would have been fulfilled, fur thermore, the tears which would have bu-st forth unbidden, in the excess of their re joicings, would have been as pearls set in pure gold, inasmuch as they would have gained a rich harvest in the progress of lie resußing slump. As It is, they are them selves still in mourning; and they are with out tears, save those which spring from their sorely wounded hearts as they selfishly nurse the memory of their own personal losses experienced during the past eeav^n. And what is most bitter of all, many of them have been compelled to witness the slump, destitute of the wherewithal which might en able them to retrieve those losses. Mr. Leiter's kite proved an excellent flyer while its strings were free from enlangls ment, and he did not attempt to gather too many in one hand. The secret of his col lapse is easily comprehended. The causs -wa» identical with that which has brought many of his predecessors in the same line to grief, with the creditable exception that, so far as known, he carries no one else with him in his fall. He simply held on too long, his re sources failed him at a critical moment, and the end was inevitable. His management of the December option was masterful; but even that would not have been possible nad be not been favored in the first instar.ee w.th I control of an enormous amount of capital ! and secondly if the conditions for export de mand, due to the world's shortage of wheat, had not existed to encourage advances in price by natural processes. A gentleman in Minneapolis thoroughly familiar with Mr. Leiter's recent campaign and cognizant from time to time of many of its details, said yesterday: "Until quits recently this break was anticipated. Mr! Leiter, in the first place, is a young man] and lacked experience in the details of speculating in the wheat market. He entered when prices were comparatively low and at a time when predictions were being mtde that there would be a large shortage througj out the world. These perdlctions were ve.i fled. Prices advanced without being forced, and simply in obedience to the law of su.jply and demand. Foreigners wanted our wheat; they had to have it. He passed through the December deal successfully and it is generally believe with large profits. Then he entered upon the May future. The price was high. He set out to control all the contract wheat. In doing this he was obliged to make the price; and, furthermore, he was compelled to buy at the pricts of his own making. As the figures advanced, the mar keting of wheat was constantly being invited and he went on loading himself down with stocks for which he was paying ever increas ing prices. The heavy receipts were aug menting his burden. Then he b:gan selling. ' Meanwhile the July future became active. In order to support the price for his May ho!d ings so that he might come out with a profit over and above the high prices he was paying for contract wheat, he was abliged to take hold of July. But the season was" swfieping his granaries clean and marketing his grain at the high figures which had been reached. Mr. Leiter could not dispose of his May wheat rapidly enough, by actual sale 3, at a profit and he began shipping on consign ment. Thus it happened that much of hi 3 wheat is still unsold, being simply In transit, between here and the seaboard, and between the Atlantic ports and Liverpool, for sale there, as consignments, at the prices pre vailing. Meanwhile the prices have broke i here and this will have its effect on the prices to be obtained" for it when It comes into the market for actual sale and delivery as cash wheat." This is the situation in a nut shell. In February, Mr. Leiter intimated to a repre sentative of The Globe, at his office in Chi cago, that he had no intention of traveling beyond the May future. It was undoubtedly his purpose at that time, to rest on his win ning and await the development of the forth coming harvest. But, as stated by the Min neapolis gentleman above quoted, the offer ings of contract wheat came out so freely that in order to maintain control of the sup ply he was obliged to "peg" the May future Continued on Eighth Page. Still! HUNTINGTON'S MARINES ABE AGAIN ATTACKED SKIRMISH LINES KEPT UP A CON STANT FIRE FOR HOURS LIEUTENANTS NEVILLE AND SHAW KETLRN TO CAMP I'NHUHT Wnrii *n the Harbor Send Ad ditional Big Guns and Reinforce, menta to Col. Huntintfton'a Men Spanish Known to Have Lost Five Men Killed Private Bar tholomew Lowes a Hand by a Spanish Ballet List of the Killed and Wounded in the First Battle at Gaantanamo. Copyright by the Associated Press. UNITED STATES CAMP, Guantana mo Bay, Sunday, June 12, Noon (via Kingston, Jamaica, June 13). — When the Associated Press dispatch boat Dauntless left Guantanamo bay, early 'this morning, after the thirteen hours' skirmish between the United States marines, under Lieut. Col. R. W. Hunt ington, and the Spanish guerillas and regulars, it was expected the fightiig would be renewed. The' Marblehead was landing reinforcements, and noth has been heard from the advance pick ets under Lieut. Wendell C. Nevillle and Lieut. Melville J. Shaw. At 9 o'clock the firing was again re newed by the Spaniards, who appeared off the camp on the edge of a small island, about a mile to the northeast. It was promptly returned by thirteen rifles and a siege gun, and in a short time the enemy had disappeared. Lieut. Col. Huntington then sent to the landing for a second three-inch, gun, which was dragged up the hill and placed in position at the summit. The skirmish lines thrown around the camp kept up a popping all the morning, but with not much result to show for it. Meanwhile, the Marble head left the harbor and threw a few shells Into the woods. NEVILLE AND SHAW SAFE. To the great delight of marines in camp, Lieuts. Neville and Shaw, with thirty men of Company D, returned in good shape, but much exhausted by eighteen-hours of picket duty. One man, Sergeant Smith, of Company K. had been shot through the abdomen and instantly killed. For most of the day and night Lieuts. Neville and Shaw had been surrounded by a much superior force, but men and officers behaved splendidly, and, although the firing of the Spaniards was constant and heavy, Lieut Ne ville's detachment held its own, in flicting much more damage than it sus tained. At least five Spaniards are known to have been killed, and, as Lieut. Ne ville's men kept up a steady fire throughout the night, and the enemy was not at a great distance, it is be lieved that the Spanish casualties were heavy. The battleship Texas arrived this morning and sent ashore forty ma rines and two Colt automatic guns as reinforcements. The Marblehead also sent a small additional force. Private Bartholomew Shaw will lose his hand, which was shattered by a bullet wound. Amputation was neces sary. The Marblehead's pilot, who was rhnt through the leg while guiding the cruiser out of the harbor, this morn ing, holds the rank of colonel in the Cuban service. KILLED IN BATTLE. Heroes Who Fell FishtliiK Span iards at Gunntnnaiun. Copyright by the Associated Press. UNITED STATUS CAMP, En trance of Guantanami T^ay, Sun day, June 12 (via Kingston, Jamai ca, Monday, June 13). — The Spai.'ards last night, attacked the camp of uhe First battalion of marines, under R. \V. Huntington, and were repused with heavy loss. Four Americans were kill €<i, namely: SURGEON J. B. GIBBS, of New York city. SERGEANT SMITH, of Company D. PRIVATE M'COLGAN, of Company D. PRIVATE DUNNRISHY, of Com pany D. The wounded were: Private Mc- Gowan, of Company D, haj..d shattir^d, and the pilot on the United States cruiser M&rblehead, shot through the leg. The firing began'' after midnight and lasted until daybreak. At times there was a heavy fusillade on both sides. Lieutenants Neville and Shaw, of Comp any D, with thirty nun, were on pick et duty all night, and were attacked by a heavy force of Spaniards. All the men killed were in thl3 detachment, ex cept Dr. Gibbs, who was ehot whi'.e in camp. The pickets h:ld the Spaniards off un til released this morning. Reinforcements were landed from the Texas and Marblehead this morning. They cemisted of sixty men and two rapid fire guns. The men are suffering greatly from, heat and thirst, but they are all be having splendidly in and out of the river. After McColgan and Dunnrishy were killed their heads were shockingly mu tilated with machetes. SPANIARDS PERSISTENT. Late this afternoon the Spaniard opened fire from two guns placed on the west side of the harb.ir. The sh;ts flew wild. The Texas, Yankee and tor pedo boat Porter, which were lying in the harbor, opened fire and in a short time silenced the Spanish guns. Tho la'lter fired only once after the ships opened fire on them. There were no casualities on the American side. It was decided by Col. Huntir.'gton thi3 morning to abandon the po^iti :n first occupied as a camp, as there were no signs of reinforcements of troops. Continued on Third Pnjjpe.