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VOL. XXI.— NO. 168.
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
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