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VOL. XXI.— NO. 185.
CERVERfTS SfIUHDROW DESTROYED BY SHDIPSON But One Vessel of the Spanish Armada Left, While the Others Are Burn- Wash inq ton Bureau St. Paul Globe, Corcoran Bnildinq. WASHINGTON, July 4— Cervera's fleet at Santiago has been destroyed. The feat of Admiral Dewey at Manila has been duplicated by Admiral Sampson's squadron at Santiago. First advices were received here this evening in the shape of an unofficial announcement that Admiral Sampson's fleet hrd^ engaged id raJ Cervera's fleet and entirely destroyed it. Later the following cablegram was received at the White House: "Playa del Este, July 3. The destruction of Carera' "fleet is confirmed. -Allen, Lieut. Col." Still later came the following, addressed to the war department : "Piayadel Este, July 3.— Siboney confirms the statement, th*i the entire Spanish fleet, with the ----- j_ destroyed, and the vessels are matron was given the operator by tion of Cervera's ships. —"Alien, quoted caused a profound sensa liability. The first theory ad in the harbor had been removed exploding the mines that barred ships. Everywhere in the capi regarded as in line with what has suvius began experimenting with gram from Gen. Shatter announc for the immediate surrender of would be surrendered, strengthens true. Gen. Shafter, in his demand City, threatened to shell the place complied with, which would seem must be in a position to do the bombarding. All sorts of theories are being advanced as to how the Spanish fleet was destroyed, the most tenable being that Admiral Sampson made a dash into Santiago harbor and engaged the enemy in his own chosen waters. It is thought that the movement was prearranged to occur while the land forces were engaging the attention of the enemy in such a way as to distract it from probable attack by sea. It is also suggested that perhaps Cervera made a ' • CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE. SANTIAGO IS INVESTED Blanco Admits Spanish Casualties of Fifty Per Cent. General Shafter Advises Washington That the City De fenses Are Too Strong to Be Carried by Storm With His Present Force and He Will Wait for Heavy Guns and More Men— Conference at the White House Results in a Decision to Devote Every Resource of the Government to the Task of Taking Santiago. WASHINGTON, July 3.— From th* heat and carnage of the battlefield of Santiago, on which for the last three days he has been battling against an entrenched enemy, Gen. Shafter today Bent the following dispatch summariz ing the situation: PLAYA DEL ESTE, July B.— To Secretary ©f War, Washington. Camp near Sevllla, Cuba, July B.— We have the town (Santiago) well Invested to the north and east, but with a very thin line. Upon approaching it we fln<l it of such a character and the de fenses so strong it will be impossible to car ry It by storm with my present forces. Our losses up to date will aggregate a thousand, but the list has" not yet been made; but little sickness outside of the exhaustion from intense heat, exertion of the battle of day before yesterday and the almost constant lire which Is kept up on the trenches. Wagon road to the rear la kept up wiUt some dlffl- THE ST. PAUL GLOBE ing Hulks on the Beach at Santiago I \'^X;f ; " "'""V , ..~_ Z Lj* j "-_»' "f%i V jiTjlif I ALMIRANTE OQUENDC\ PLUTON. ♦TERROR. •Not With the Fleet culty on account of rains, but I will be able to use it for the present. Gen. Wheeler la seriously ill and will prob ably have to go to the rear today. Gr>n. Young also very ill, confined to his bed. Gen! Hawkins alightly wounded In foot during sortie the enemy made last night, which was handsomely repulsed. The behavior of the troops was magnificent. Gen. Garcia reported he balds the railroad from Santiago to San Luia and has burned a bridge and removed some rails, also that Gen. Pando has arrived at Palma, and that the French consul with about 400 Frenoh citizens came into his (Garcia's) line yester day from Santiago; I have directed him to treat them with every courtesy possible. —Shafter, Major General. The dispatch tells what a desperate fight our gallant troops have been in It was received at noon today, after a lull of nearly thirty-six hours in th# MONDAY MORNING JULY. 4, 1898. CEBVERA'S SPANISH AEMADA WHICH SAMPSON HAS DESTBOYED. CRISTOBAL COLON. . i INFANTA MARIA TERESA. FUROR. AMERICAN TROOPS AT MANILA, HONG KONQ, July 4.— The United States dispatch boat Zaflro, which left Caulte, Manila harbor, on July. 1, has arrived here. She reports that American troops in the transports City of Sydney, City of Pekin and Austra lia, convoyed by the Charleston, arrived at Cauite on June 80, having taken the Ladrone Islands on the. way and having left men there. The Spanish governor and other officials captured were brought to Cavite. The United States troops commenced to disembark at Cavite on July I. official information from the field. At first, when it was known the American commander had pronounced the defenses te be so strong that it would be Impossible to carry them by storm with his present forces, there was momentarily a wave of deep ap prehension. But this was not shared by the military authorities here. All their energies, all their attention was turned to meeting the situation as presented by Gen. Shafter. « There was neither time nor intention to take into account the reasons, for the fact was plain that the American army had fought its way inch by inch under a blazing sun through a densa tropical vegetation, steadily advanc ing and beating back the foe, taking rosition after position, until, as Gen. Shaf ter reported, the town was well In vested, 00, tbe north and east by long- drawn-out lines of American troops. That was a sufficient tribute to the valor of our brave men, and it silenced all cavil over the condlt^ms now pre sented by Gen. Shafter. It was a time tor action, for reinforcements, and to ward the execution of this end every effort of the administration was at once turned. But there was other information of a different tenor coming about the same time. The American army was not alone feeling the effect of this throe days' shock of arms. The positive in formation was at hand that Santiago had been literally torn to .piecea, and that, In the wreck rufn of demol ished buildings, the SpaniiSi casualties numbered fully 1,000. This was a fit ting offset to any qualms raised by the reports from the American lines. This information cam© from one pi VIZCAYA. the foreign consuls stationed at San tiago who reported to the representa tive of his country In Washing-ton the fearful havoc within the city wrought by the American army and the fleet. The distress of the city, even before the battle, was clearly shown by the action of this consul in serving out ra tions of one-half pound dally to his fellow countrymen, a few hundred In number, for the last month. Evidently there was no food to buy. The Spanish military forces had taken every avail able pound. Only by this offlclal dis tribution to the foreign colony could they be kept from starvation. Then came the brief but graphic re cital of the terrible effect of the Amer ican attack from land and sea. The bui«ting shells from our fleet had done the greatest damage Inside of the city. Buildings were riddled with rifle shot and mown down with huge shells and solid projectiles from the ships. Most serious of all, the Spanish com mander, Gen. Linares, occupying a place similar to that of Gen. Shafter In the American army, was seriously wounded. This last faict had been grudgingly admitted from Madrid, but the report reaching here left no room for doubt as to the seriousness of this feature. With it was the further fact that the Spanish casualties, even behind en trenchments, ran up to a thousand, and were equal to those of the fearless men who fought In the open. With all the light furnished on the situation, official and unofficial, direct and Indirect, it was apparent that each side had sufferttl terribly, with now a period of lull for those in respon- Contlnued- on Second Page, PRTCB TWO CENTS~Ig? v^y VT ., exception of one warship, has been burning on the beach. The infor- Capt. Smith, who saw the destruc- Signal Officer." The news here tion. There was doubt of its re vanced was that the obstructions by the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius the progress of the American tal tonight the great victory is been expected ever since the Ve its "earthquake" shells. A tele ing that he has made a demand Santiago and believed the place the belief that the good news is for the surrender of Santiago unless his demand was promptly to indicate that the American fleet SORTIE BY SPANIARDS Desperate Effort Made to Drive the Americans Back. The Firing Nearly as Severe as on Friday, When the Troops Under Shafter Were Making Their Assault UpDn El Caney— Spirited Reply by the Americans in the End Stopped the Spanish Fire— Graphic Story of the Assault Upon El Caney and Its Capture by the Plucky Soldiers of the United States. Copyright by the Associated Press. SIBONEY, Cuba, Saturday, July 2, via Port Antonio and Kingston, July 3.— The fighting on the right of our line this afternoon developed unex pected and for some hours almost as severe firing as yesterday (Friday) when Gen. Lawton was assaulting El Caney. The Spaniards made an attack in force on our position, pouring in vol ley after volley in quick succession and with remarkable regularity. Our return lire was certainly effective, as soon the Spanish volleys had become rarer and less heavy. Meanwhile the batteries on Grimes' hill kept booming IVR.V at thfl roiildla at iha irumv'i line, materially aiding the flanking movement. The shelling from the Spanish fleet was less active, and ap parently gave our left but little con cern. At this hour a report has Just reached here that Gen. Lawton, aided by fresher regiments sent him earlier in the afternoon, has turned the ene my's left, and has troops already in the city, where almost a hand-to-hand encounter is going on In the streets. The situation when the Associated Press correspondent left the front, as shown in an earlier dispatch, was such that the capture of the city tonight (Saturday) would not be surprising. Continued on Second Page,