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11 HIM NEWS OF INVASION EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS THE WAR WITH SPAIN ENTERS UPON A NEW PHASE THIS BELIEVED TO BE THE BE GINNING OF THE END Evident Anxiety of the War Depart ment to Force Matters Leads Color to the Idea That With the Actual Occupation of Cuba and Porto Rlco> the Powers I'nder the Lead of England Will Take Steps to Bring the "War to a Speedy Close. Washington Bureau, St. Paul Globe, } Corcoran Building. ) Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, June 16. — Within twenty-four hours the war with Spain ■will have assumed a new phase. With in that time it is believed Gen. Shafter will be at Santiago, and it is safe to assume that with his arrival there will be no delay in planting the flag on Cuban soil, not with a guard of mar ines to hold it, but with an army of Invasion ready to support this sign of sovereignty. The belief is firm in many quarters at Washington that the actual occupa tion of Cuba by a strong armed force, such as that which sailed under Shaft er, will be the beginning of the end. More than ever the fact will be im pressed upon Spain and Europe that the struggle is hopeless, and that It Is only folly to continue it. Indeed, in some quarters, particularly among the foreign diplomats, it is said that the new phase of the war means its indef inite extension. This might be true were events allowed to shape them selves, with Spain preferring death in the last ditch rather than a surrender. In this case resistance to the invasion of Cuba and Porto Rico might be stub born, as Spain would desire to make the conquest as expensive for the Unit ed States as possible. But there are signs that Spain's leaders will not be allowed to follow such a programme. TIME TO STOP. It is hinted that England believes the war has gone far enough, and that as soon as American troops are landed In force in Cuba Lord Salisbury will suggest to the other powers the bring ing to bear of pressure that will in duce Spain to yield her Western pos sessions and end the hopeless struggle. But the diplomatical phase of the de velopment Is at best only Incidental. The essential point ts that the United States has made good the promise to bring freedom to the patriots of Cuba by force of arms. The war department is reticev as to the exact whereabouts of Gen. Shafter and his invading army, but from signs which those here have learned to in terpret accurately, there is no ques tion that important news is expected at an early date. This can be nothing else than information of the landing of troops under the protection of Samp eon's guns, and this is the foundation for the statement that within twenty four hours the new phase of the war will be on. The actual developments of today were not many. There was no news from Shafter, Sampson or Dewey, but none was expected, so this lack caused neither surprise nor apprehension. From Cuba the first tidings will be of the invasion. This may be delayed by circumstances a little beyond the time set. but early news of the landing of troops when the programme is execut efi is expected at Washington. Samp son is In possession of one end of the cable at Guantanamo, and as soon as the soldiers are on shore at Santiago a dispatch boat will doubtless carry the news to the cable station for trans mission to the war department. The sable is held by Huntington's marines, and there are no fears that it will be lost before Gen. Shafter and his men arrive. WAR DEPARTMENT EAGER. Some color is given to the statement that the occupation of Cuba and Porto Rico will mean an early end of the war by the very evident desire of the war department to hurry matters alone. No effort is being spared to complex the equipment of the troops now in the field at the earliest possible moment. Rumors of orders to move were cur rent today, but they could not be con firmed, and the statement made at the war department that orders have not yec been issued Is probably correct. Definite action is expected with the coming of Gen. Miles, who will be here tomorrow from Tampa, to consult with Secretary Alger. In advance of Gen. Miles' arrival it !s impossible to predict what he will advise, but It is probable he will sug- TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Shafter Duo at Santiago. Rich Prize for Sampson. Invasion of Porto Rico. Santiago Again Bombarded. 2— Minnesota Men at the Front. Thirteenth Guarding the City of Para. Chickamauga Boys Angry. Kaiser Must Keep Off. Davis Insists on Action. S — Broadway Loop Mandamus. Men for the Fourteenth. Tax Case Decision. Vacation Days at Hand. 4— Editorial. Middle-Road Convention. High School Commencement. 6— Sporting News. Saints Defeat Senators. Rich Stakes at Gravesend. «— Markets of the World. Bar Silver, 58% c Chicago Cash Wheat, 86c. 7 — Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. News of the Railroads. B—Dog8 — Dog Census Discussed. State Pharmacists Adjourn, Medical Society Banquet. Police Capture Sheraa. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE gest the concentration of a large por tion of the troops now at Chickamauga and Camp Alger at Fernandina, the new point of mobilization on the Flor ida coast, selected by the department. At this point the troops can be speed ily prepared to join the forces of in vasion in Cuba and Porto Rico, and as only well equipped men will be for warded not much time will be required to prepare them for actual service. WAR'S NEW PHASE. The United States Is no longer on the defensive. There have been exasperat ing delays, and the popular clamor for action has not been entirely without reason, but now the forces which will end the struggle-are In motion, and the end of Spain's sovereignty in the West ern world, if not actually in view, is much nearer than it has ever been boasted, even while admitting their vceakness at sea, that when the war^ was transferred to land there would be a different story to tell. Now this boast must be made good, or Spain must surrender her colonial possessions for which sha has struggled so des perately. The preliminary war is over. From now on the war will be in the enemy's country. Fresh forces will augment the American armies, while the Spanish can expect no aid from home. The time* has now come when the resources of the United States can be thrown into the scale, and the re sult is not difficult to foretell. COAST WELL GUARDED FORTY NAVAL CRAFT PATROL ATLANTIC AND GI'LF SHORES A Hundred Miles Seaward Is an Outer Picket Line of Wa.rHb.lpn Spaniards Will Have a Hard Time Surprising: American Ports — Special Enlistments for This Service. WASHINGTON, June 16.— The navy department has now completed Its ar rangement of the Atlantic and Gulf coast patrol, and stretching from East port, Me., around to New Orleans. There are no less than forty auxiliary naval craft, including swift yachts, reconstructed single turret monitors of the Civil war, tug boats, ferry boats and not a few large and well armed merchantmen. These forty ships are disposed at several large coast and Gulf cities, while a hundred or more miles sea ward an outer picket line is main tained by four of the larger and more effective warships of the San Francisco class. One of these outer pickets is maintained as far north as Nova Sco tia, and the southerly one is off the northern coaat of Georgia. The larg est one of these vessels is at New York city, the commerce requiring pro tection being greatest at that point. Boston, Charleston and other coast points have their share of the auxil iary craft, making as a whole a naval patrol considered adequate for any emergency In protecting the Eastern and Southern coast line. Along with the organization of this coast patrol the navy department has been making a large number of naval enlistments for this special service, under the general authority of the joint resolution of congress, which pro vides for the enlistment of sufficient naval force to properly defend coast points. The men thus far enlisted have been of an exceptionally high grade. The enlistment officers have found also that while the men are technically en listed for harbor defense service, they are willing and even anxious to get into more active service on the fighting ships around Cuba. This feeling among the new men has been so noticeable that it has convinced the department a large and valuable reserve force is being gathered together on the harbor defense patrol. STORY OF MANILA. Battle Described by Consul O. F. AVi ll Wiiiis in a Report. WASHINGTON, June 16.— The story of the battle of Manila bay has been retold officially by the United States consul, O. F. Williams, in a report to the department of state, dated on board the United States ship Baltimore in Manila bay, May 4. Because the story told by a civilian as he saw the events of May day from the bridge of the Olympia and from the quarter-deck of the Baltimore, it has an interest of its owti. He said: "The method of our operations could not have shown greater system, our guns greater effectiveness or offi cers and crews greater bravery, and while Spanish resistance was stubborn and the bravery of. Spanish forces such as to challenge admiration, yet they were outclassed, weighed in the bal ance of war against the methods, train ing, aim and bravery shown on our decks. "No better evidence of Spanish brav ery need be sought than that, after the first engagement, her ships and forts should again answer our fire." BEEING SEA CLAIMS SETTLED. Half a Million Dollars Paid Over to Sir Julian Pauncefote. WASHINGTON, June 16.— The claims of Canadian sealers arising out of seiz ures made by the United States in Bering sea, were finally settled today by the payment to Sir Julian Paunce fote, the British ambassador, of ap proximately $473,000, being the full amount of the claims as settled under an agreement between the United States and Great Britain. AID MISS BARTON. Mr. Hyatt, Former Consul at Snntl ago, Starts for Key West. PHILtADEIvPHIA, June 16.— Pulaskl F. Hyatt, of Lewesberg, formerly Unit ed States consul at Santiago de Cuba, today accepte4 a request made by Miss Clara Barton that he assist in taking charge of the relief work in Cuba. Mr. Hyatt left his home this afternoon for Key West to immediately assume his duties. SUICIDE AT JAMESTOWN. Minneapolis Accountant Takes His Own Life. Special to The St. Paul Globe. JAMESTOWN, N. D., June 16.— John J. Jorgenson, of Minneapolis, an ex pert accountant and representative of the Netherlands Land company, com mitted suicide this afternoon, shooting himself in the left breast over the heart and immediately afterwards through the temple. He evidently was expecting friends, for he left cards saying: "On today's train from the north will be Andrew and August Hicks, H. Pierson and George Howell, from Hickson. Have them take me down and bury me with my wife. Whisky done it." Business troubles, poor health and insomnia are believed to be the cause of the suicide FRIDAY MORNING JUNE 17, 1898. INVASION OF PORTO RICO AMERICAN ARMY WILL EQUAL THE SANTIAGO EXPEDITION Between Ifi,OOO and i!O,OOO Will Go on Thirty-Five TrannportH Em barkation Point Will Probably Be Fernandina, Flu. Anticipate a Strong RetilHtance ora Part of Spaniards-; — Need Trannporta. WASHINGTON, June 16.— The war department expects to utilize approxi mately thirty-five transports in the ex pedition for the invasion of Porto Rico. This statement was made officially at the department today. It seems to in dicate that the Porto Rico army will equal, if not exceed, in numbers, that which left for Santiago. The estimate is made that the thirty-five vessels will carry between 15,000 and 20,000 men with their equipments and subsistence. Army officials say that reports which have been received from reliable sources show that the number of Spanish soldiers in that country are probably 10,000, although other reports seem to Indicate there are considerably less than that number. It is fair to assume, they say, that when the American army assumes active operations against the city of San Juan every available man in that place will be pressed Into the service and given a gun. Hence, they feel the army of invasion should be of such proportions as to leave no doubt of its ability and capacity to cope success fully with the enemy. It is stated positively that the em barkation point for the troops for Porto Rico has not yet been finally determin ed and will not be until Secretary Alger and the president have had an oppor tunity to confer with Maj. Gen. Milea, who will return to the city tomorrow. There is no doubt, however, that this embarkation will take place from some point on the Atlantic coast with a prob ability in favor of Fernandina, Fla., or Savannah, Ga. TRANSPORTS READY. For the purposes of the Porto Rican expedition, Assistant Secretary Meikle john said today: The department had now available eleven transports, some of which are already at Southern ports, and these will carry about 6,000 men with their equipments. The war depart ment is now in communication with the various coast steamship companies on the Atlantic and Gulf, with a view to securing the additional vessels needed. A large number, aggregating probably seventy-five, have been submitted for the inspection of the officers of the quartermaster's department, from which they hope to obtain the needed ships. Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn ex pressed the hope that the steamship companies would make a point to fa vor the war department with their transportation facilities. He appreci ated what they had already done in this line, but, in view of the extra de mands that have been made, he hoped they would give the department an opportunity to charter other ships, as the government preferred to use Amer ican vessels In the work about to be undertaken, rather than to ask con gress to grant American registers to foreign ships, which, after the war was over, would prove strong competitors for the coastwise trade. TAMPA A BASE. Mr. Meiklejohn said it had not yet been determined whether any of the vessels soon to reach Santiago would be utilized in the Porto Rican expedi tion. That was a matter entirely con tingent upon the military aspect of af fairs as they might develop in Eastern Cuba. It is stated not to be the intention of the government at this time to aban don Tampa as a base of military opera tions, as has been reoprted. The war department has a vast quantity of ra tions, besides a large number of men at that place. While it is possible that future large military movements may not be embarked from that point, yet it is believed that it will continue to be used as a reserve basis for such work as may be more conveniently done from there. FOURTEENTH FOR PORTO RICO. The Regiment Expects Immediate Orders to Start for the Front. Special to The St. Paul Globe. CAMP THOMAS, Chickamauga, Ga., June 16.— The men of the Fourteenth Minnesota volunteers were made glad today by the receipt of supposedly re liable information that the regiment would soon be ordered to start for Por to Rico. It will probably go with the Eighth Massachusetts, Twelfth New York infantry and the First Ohio cavalry. The men are anxious to get away from this camp, where their situation is far from comfortable. The men are in ex cellent condition for a campaign in Porto Rico or Cuba, and are as well \ prepared as any for the field. CAMP AT FEKXAXniXO. Preparations Made With the Porto Rico Invasion In Mind. WASHINGTON, June 16.— The war department is hastening forward the preparations at Fernandino, Fla., which will make that point one of the most advantageous in the country for the concentration of a large body of troops. Notices have been sent to the city au thorities, as well as to army officials, directing them to hurry the prepara tions. It is said at the war department that the special board which inspected Fernandino found the proposed camp grounds so suitable, by natural condi tions and surroundings, that several thousand troops could be accommodat ed there today if It were necessary to institute the camp at once. The orders for this concentration have not yet been issued, although the inference is clear that they will follow when Fernandino camp grounds are ready. The department calculates that the grounds will accommodate 20,000 troops, when all preparations are com pleted. The war department will give no In timation as to how soon orders will be issued for concentration of troops at Fernandino, but officials apparently take it for granted that they will come very soon now the camp grounds are being put into readiness. It doubtless will be the rendezvous for those troops at Chickamauga and elsewhere which have been ordered to receive their full equipment. The various preparations have as their main object the departure of a large expedition to Porto Rico, at an early date. It was confidently stated by high officials within the last day or two that It Was hoped the expedition could be so rushed m to get it away within the next ten days. Whether the extensive preparations, the moving of troops, the gathering of transports and the movement in detail can be expect ed in this time, is open to doubt, although extraordinary expectation marks every branch of the military service In advancing the expedition to completion. ____*__ SHIP BUILDERS PROTEST oppose: eight-hour law for government contracts Sir. Cramp Sh.vm It Would Be Impos sible to Secure Contracts for For eign War whips Could Not Com pete With European Countries— Would Either Refuse Government Contracts or Go Out of Business. WASHINGTON, June 16— A sub committee of the senate committee on labor today gave a hearing to the re ports of corporations and others who have contracts under the government, and which oppose the extension of the eight-hour law to contractors under the government, the subcommittees having previously heard representa tives of labor favoring the law. Among those present at the hearing were the following: Charles Cramp, president, arid Mr. McCammon, secre tary of the W. C. Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building company; ex- United States Senator Higgins, repre senting the several Delaware compa nies; ex-Representative Payson, attor ney for the Newport News Ship Build ing company; R. P. Llndermann, pres ident, and Mr. Davenport, superinten dent, of the Bethlehem Steel and Iron company, and James Bailey, president, and Mr. Corry, superintendent of the Carnegie company. MR. CRAMP'S OBJECTION. • Mr. Cramp argued that If the bill should become a law it would be im possible to compete In bidding for the construction of foreign warships. He said he was now building warships for both Russia and Japan, and that It would be impracticable to work men on the American vessels for only eight hours and those on the others for a greater length of time. He could not compete with the European countries in bidding for such work If compelled to work under an eight-hour law. REFUSE GOVERNMENT BUS INESS. Mr. Payson said that if the bill should become a law it would be neces sary for the Newport News company to either refuse government business or go out of business, for If government work should be accepted at all under the law, it would be necessary to adopt the eight-hour system for all employes. This condition of affairs would render it impossible to proceed with business. Mr. Payson expressed the opinion, in reply to a question from Senator Gear, that under the proposed law, wheat purchased by the government would have to be grown by- men working under the eight-hour system. Mr. Liindermann said that the firm supplying coal to the - Bethlehem works and other subcontractors had notified him that in case the bill should become a law they would not enter into another contract with him, as it would be necessary for them to operate In accordance with Its terms, which they would not undertake to do. SPANIARDS DISCOURAGED. News From Manila Is Disappointing to the Dons. MADRID, June 16. — The news from Manila is disappointing and has made a depressing impression. Serious mis givings are felt regarding the fate of Gen. Monte at the head of a strong column operating some distance from the coast. The Madrid press expresses surprise that the archbishop of Manila should have left the city at such a moment, unless it is true that he wishes there by to signify his disapproval of the re forms Capt. Gen. Augusti has prom ised the natives, in tibe* hopes of check ing the spread of insurrection. Most of the papers express a fear that the next news will be of the fall of Manila. The whole question in the minds of Spaniards is whether Admiral Dewey can prevent Aguinaldo from pressing hostilities on Manila until Ameri can reinforcements arrive from San Francisco. It is supposed he will have to allow foreign war yessels to assist in restraining the insurgents. EASTERN QUESTION SERIOtS. European Encroachments In China Menace American! Interests. NEW YORK, June 16— in the fortieth an nual report of the New York Chamber of Commerce, issued today, attention is called to the Eastern question and the encroaching of European powers on Chinese territory. It finds such encroachments to be a menace to our already large trade in China. The victory of the American navy at Ma nila, with probabie occupation "01 the Philip pines, is pointed to as a possible help in the solution of this problem. The desira bility of closer relations with Canada and the Improvement of our trade with this neighbor is recommended by reciprocal tariff meas ures and other actions. The report shows the balance of trade in favor of the United States to be $183,390,003 for the fiscal year of 1897. For the calendar year It is $32,826,989. It shows an increase of the metallic stock of the country for 1597 of $96,800,578 In gold and $5,781,710 In silver. The increase in the foreign commerce in the fiscal year of 1897 is reported to be $135,994, --71 3: for the calendar year,- $57,663,368. The foreign commerce for the port of New York for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1897, shows a decrease of $3,158,044; for the cal endar year of 1897, $33,265,590. The bank ex changes at the clearing Souse show an in crease over the previous year, a greater vol ume of business throughout the country to the extent of nearly $2,000,000,000. The re maining months of the calendar year show still greater Increases over the same months for the previous year, so that the increase of 1897 reached the sum of $4,860,000,000. The exchanges for the calendar year were $33,427,027,471.39. and the balances resulting therefrom were $2,014,366;31*.42, being $220, v 000,000 greater than the- preevious year. The aggregate balance in favor of the large houses of this country for 1887 was $51,300,030. THAT CADIZ AEET. Once More It Haa Sailed on a Mys terious ' Mission. MADRID, June 16.— 1t was again announced today that the Spanish reserve squadron has left Cadiz for an unknovn destination. The minister of marine, Capt. Aunon, it is added, was on board one of the ships when the squadron sailed, but it appears he will re turn on reaching the open sea, and after giving Admiral Camara his final instructions. CERVERA HAS PROVISIONS. Spanish Commander Cables Madrid Officials He Has Plenty of Food. MADRID, June 16.-^Capjt. Aunon, minister of marine, has returned from Cadiz. Admiral Cervera cables he has provisions enough for the fleet untft autumn. He says a shell from an American warship falling from a great elevation struck the Vizcaya, which, owing to her excellent armor, was not damaged. RICH PRIZE FOR SAMPSON SHIP SAILS WITH PROVISIONS FOB BLANCO'S MEN Protedt of the American Comnl General Ignored by the Colonial Authorities ana the Vessel Al lowed to Sail, bat the American Admiral Is Aware of Her Plans and Will Pick Her Up. Copyright by the Associated Presa. ... KINGSTON, .Jamaica, June 16.— The Span sh steamer Purissima Concepcion, loaded with food for Manzanlllo, left Kingston at 2 o'clock this morning, tak ing a Western course. The colonial authorities ignored the protest of the United States consul general as not based on sufficient evidence, and gave the ship her clearance. The Purissima Concepcion arrived at Kingston in the latter part of May from Manzanillo with a Spanish officer In •cMsguise, seeking supplies. She had al ready on board a large amount, which had been obtained elsewhere, but at Kingston she began at once to take on flour, corn and rice, purchasing in om^^ m^mt^t^^^^ LIEUTENANT COLONEL HUNTINGTON. In Command of the Marines at Guantanamo. all 2,800 bags of corn from Jamaican merchants. The colonial authorities were> inform ed by her owners that clearance papers would be asked for a non-blockaded port like Manzanillo, on the south coast of the Bay of Guanayrao. United States Consul Dent made rep resentation to the government of the Island against the vessel, and a careful inquiry was instituted, the officials promising that if Mr. Dent could fur nish specific proof that her captain in tended to run for a blockaded port, they would refuse to allow her to load. An attempt was then made by her owners to change her register. A well known Kingston merchant agreed to take a bill of sale, registering as a British owner, but he withdrew when the government pointed out the liabil ity he would incur if she violated the neutrality laws. Another attempt to obtain a register of ownership was made, this time through an irresponsi ble clerk, but the government refused permission to the proposal unless he could fortify it with a bond with two resident sureties for the full value of the ship. There has never been the least doubt in the mind of Mr. Dent that the sup plies and provisions, though loaded nominally for an unblookaded port, are defined ultimately for Gen. Blanco's troops. There Is little likelihood that she will reach her destination, as Ad miral Sampson is fully aware of her plans, and has probably detailed a fast auxiliary cruiser to capture her and the Spanish officer, Lieut. Com mander Joaquin Montague, who is un derstood to have left Kingston, with her. YOSEMITE'S FOOLISH ACT. The captain and officers of the auxil iary cruiser Yosemite, Capt, Emory, formerly El Rio, feel foolish and are thoroughly vexed. As the Yosemite approached Port Royal about 5 o'clock this morning she passed a large steam er going out. No attempt was made to ascertain her name, but on arriving here the Yosemite's captain learned that the steamer was the Purissima Ccncepcion. The Yosemite, with other American cruisers, had been especially warned about this steamer, as she would be a rich prize. She is said to have $100,000 in gold on board. Her cargo of food and medicine is destined ultimately for Cienfuegos and Havana. It is by no means certain that the auxiliary cruiser Prairie, formerly El Solferno, will catch her, although the Prairie will be directly in the course the vessel took this morning. SPANIARDS STARVING. Soldiers at Gnantanamo Are Ready to Surrender. CAMP M'CAT^T..A. Guartanamo, Wednesday, June 15 (via Kingston, Ja maica, June 16).— Today a half-starved and ragged Spanish soldier crawled into the camp and gave himself up. He Baid he expected to be shot, but he would gladly die if they would only give him food and water. He reported that there were 2,000 Spanish soldiers half starved, who wanted to give them selves up, but that they believed they would be killed by the Americans as soon as they were once in captivity. The Spaniard was given dinner and some clothing and was then taken on board the Marblehead. He declared he would gladly go back and report to h^» comrades, but that they would cer tainly shoot him. He is now held as aT prisoner on the Marblehead. The Marblehead's launch cleared out a detachment of Spanish bushwhack ers this afternoon and escaped without the loss of a man, after a hot engage ment ,of a quarter of an hour. The launch had been dragging the harbor near the fort for mines, had found one and was towing it back to the Marble- PRICE TWO CENTS Hg? v^n, v head, when the enemy, concealed in the bushes on the shore, opened up a hot fire on the five men In the launch. The launch headed toward shore and began banging away. It is believjed ■that several Spaniards were killed. VICTOR BLUE'S TRIP. Story of the Plucky Lieutenant* Journey In the Interior. Copyright, 1898, by the Associated Press. OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, June 15, by the Aesocated Press Dispatch Boat Dandy, Kingston, June 16.— Lieut. Victor Blue, tn his plucky trip ashore, under instructions from Rear Admiral Sampson, to locate posi tively the positions of the Spanish warships in Santiago harbor, rode seventy-two miles on a mule. Landing about fifteen miles west of Santiago, and accompanied by a force of Cuban guides, he finally reached an observation point six or seven miles west ot Santiago. The troops are encamped all around the city, and there are several block houses on the northern side. Lieut. Blue was unable to return over the road by which h^e went because of the pres ence of the Spanish cavalry. So he made a longer detour, returning without having en countered the enemy and without any excit ing experience. Lieut. Blue said today: "If I had met any Spaniards I would have Jumped off the old mule and made (or the woods. They are so thick that the Spaniards never would have caught me. I heard the sound of firing, and was told It wag one of the frequent brushes between the Cubans and Spaniards. I did not see any troops my self, and altogether I had quite a good time." RUBBER TRUST ASSIGNS. Well-Known Boston Company la All Through. BOSTON, June 16.— Announcement is made of the assignment ot the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber company. Liabilities are $1,200, --000. IT ALL DEPENDS. Quartermaster Lind Is Undecided Whether He Will Ran. CHICKAMAUQA, June 16.— Lieut. John Lind, quartermaster of the Twelfth Minne sota regiment, who was yesterday nominated by the fuslonlsts 6f Minnesota for governor, did not know of the action of the convention until he read an account of the convention this morning. He has not yet been officially notified of his nomination. He said today that he had retired from politics with his mlud made up never again to seett any political honor. He added that hia acceptance of the nomination would depend upon the reasons for it. LYNCHERS ACT PROMPTLY. Mob Takes Three Negro Murderers From Jail Before Troops Arrive. MONTGOMERY, Ala.. June 16.— 0n Tues day night, seven miles north of Wetumpka, William Carden and his wife, an old cou ple, and William Carlo, also an old man, were murdered and their house burned to conceal the crime. Sol Jackson, Lewis Speir and another negro were arrested for the crime. The sheriff tele graphed the governor for troops, and at 8 o'clock tonight about ninety members of a militia company left here on a special train. A few minutes before 8 o'clock word was received that the mob had secured black smith tools, broken open the Jail and taken the prisoners. The intention of the mob, it is stated, is to take them to the scene of the crime and- there hang them. The militia company will not reach Wetumpka In time to oppose the mob. GOV. LBEDY RENOMINATED. Kansas Pops Name the Old Ticket Without Democratic Opposition. TOPBKA, Kan., June 16.— The Populist con bentlon this afternoon renominated the en tire state ticket, headed by Gov. John W. Leedy. A bitter tight was precipitated by a plunk in the party platform demanding the immediate suspension of the Metropolitan police law, and also its repeal by the next legislature. The plank was adopted by a vote of 380 to 322. A motion was subse quently made to reconsider the question and another parl-lmentary battle occurred, but finally the motion was lost. The platform, «s a whole, Is sotfaaistlc. ATCHISON, Kan., June 16.— The Demo cratic etate convention which was held here today indorsed the state ticket nominated by the Populists. SUBSCRIBES $100,000,000. Banking House Wants War Bonds to That Am mint. WASHINGTON. June 16.— A well-known banking house today made a proposition to the secretary of the treasury to subscribe for $100,000,000 of the bonds at 101. Under the law the bonds must be sold at par and allotted to the subscribers for the smaller amounts first, hence the offer could not be entertained. Subscriptions for $20 bonds or multiples of that amount up to $500 will be awarded as fast as received. RAILROAD RECORDS SMASHED. Continental Limited Runs 176 Miles In IO2J Minutes. DECATUR, 111., June 16.— The Continental limited, on the Wabash, which has been breaking speed records in the last two weeks, made a new record today. The run from Tilton to Granite City, 176 miles, was made In 170 minutes. This Included three stops, aggregating seven and one-half min utes, making the actual running time IG2'- -mlrfutes. New Ambassador. . NEW YORK, June 16.— Graf Casslnl, ambas sador of Russia to the United States, reached this city today on board the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Friedrich from Bremen. Buffalo at New York. NEW YORK, June 16.— The United States cruiser Buffalo, formerly the Brazilian dyna mite cruiser Nictheroy, passed Sandy Hook at 7:05 a. m.. bound in. ■Haii. FORTS BATTERED DOWN BY SAMPSONS BIG GUNS SPANISH LOSS OF LIFE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN HEAVY DYNAMITE GUNS OF THE VESUVIUS USED WITH DEADLY EFFECT Spanlnh Fire for a Time Was Splr-, lted, bat the Don* Could Kot Stand Akuli.ni the Cool and Steady Fire of the Men Dehind the Gun* on the American Ship* — Spanish Batterlen Razed and Their Cannon Silenced by the Well-Directed Shota of the Fleet. OPP SANTIAGO, June 16, noon (via Kingston, Jamaica, June 16, 9 p. m.).— Rear Admiral Sampson's fleet bom barded the batteries of Santiago de Cuba for the third time at daylight this morning. For hours the ships pounded the bat teries at the right and left of the en trance, only sparing El Morro, where Lieut. Hbbson and his companions of the Merrimac are in prison. The west ern batteries, against which the main assault was directed, were badly wrecked. One was utterly destroyed. In others many guns were dismounted. At first the Spaniards replied pas sionately and wickedly, but impotently. Soon most of the guns were deserted. Not a ship was struck nor a man in jured on the American side. It la be lieved the enemy's loss of life was heavy. GUN COTTON USED. As a preliminary to the hammering given the batteries, the dynamite cruis er Vesuvius, last night at midnight, was given another chance. Three 230 pound charges of gun cotton were sent over the fortifications at the entrance. The design was to drop them in the bay around the angle, back of the eminence on which El Morro Is situated, where It was known the Spanish torpedo boat destroyers were lying. Two charges went true, as no reports were heard— a peculiarity of the explosion of gun cot ton in water. Whether the destroyers were demol ished is not known, but the destructive area of gun cotton is large and- it would not be surprising If it is subsequently ascertained that one or both were de stroyed. The third charge exploded with terrible violence on Cayo Smith. SANTIAGO SHELLED. Admiral Sampson issued orders for the bombardment early this morning. Coffee was served to the men at 3:30 this morning, and at dawn the men were called to quarters. The ships steamed in at a five-knot speed to a 3,f.00-yard range, when they closed up, broadside on, until a distance of three cable lengths separated them. They were strung out in the form of a cres cent, the heavy fightin? ships in the center, the flagshJp on the right flank, and the Massachusetts on the K-f; flank. Tht line remained stationary through out the bombardment. The Vixen and Scorpion took up positions on opposite flanks, close in shore, for the purpose of enfilading any infantry that might fire upon the ships. When the ships got into position it was still too dark for any firing. The admiral signaled the ships not to fire until the muzzles of the enemy"s guns' embrassures could be seen by the cap tains. Fifteen minutes lattr. at 5:20 a, m. t the New York opened with a broad side from her main battery at the works at the east of the entrance of the hartor. All the ships foilowed with red streams of flame. The ships were soon enveloped in smoke as they pelted the fortificat ; ons. The gun captains hiid been cautioned not to waste am munition, but to fire with deliberation, yet the fire was so rapid that there was an almost continuous roar. FIRE EFFECTIVE. The Dons responded spiritedly at first, but their frenzied, half crazed fire could not match the cool nerve, trained eyes and skilled gunnery of th? American sailors. Our fire was much more effective than in preceding bom bardments. The admiral's ordnance ex pert had given explicit directions to re duce the powder charges and to elevate the guns, so as to shorten the trajectory and thus to secure a plunging fire. As the shells in the preceding bombard ments dropped with the almost straight trajectories of projectiles with full charges, it was impossible to plant them. They would shoot into the air, encircling the batteries, owing to the high elevation, and fall far over the fortifications. The effect of the reduced charges was marvelous. In fifteen minutes one western battery was completely wreck ed. The Massachusetts tore a gaping hole in the emplacement with a thou sand-pound projectile, and the Texas dropped a shell into the powder mag azine. The explosion wrought terrible havoc. LOSS OF LIFE HEAVY. The frame was lifted, the sides were blown out and a shower of debris flew in every direction. One timber, carried out of the side of this battery, went tumbling down the hill. The loss of life must have been great. The batteries on the east of Morro were harder to get at, but the New Orleans crossed the bows of the New York to within 500 yards of the she to and played a tattoo with her long eight inch rifles, hitting them repeatedly, striking a gun squarely muzzle on. lift ing It off its trunnions and sending it in sweeping somersaults high in the air. Several times Admiral Sampson sig naled the ships temporarily to cease Continued on Seventh l'usc