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- - - - . . S ' THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. ' F . . : . ; : : \ - ESTA3J4ISJfED JUNE _ _ _ 19 _ _ , _ i871. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ OMA1LA , MODAY - MO1U4IG - - f.-- , MAY 30 , 1898. - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ SINGLE _ _ _ _ _ _ _ COPY _ FIVE CEN'J'S. - - PRESS TO THE COAL Bocrs Againit Time at the Exposition Turn Into the Strotdi. % LAST LAP is BEING QtJLCKtY COVERED ManageiB , Contractors and Exhibitorz Coming Homo lii a Bunch. ONLY A LITTLE WORK LEFT TO BE DONE . . niIding Ready nniI Dzplays ! of All Kinda Stand in Place. CLEANING LiP IN THE GRAND COURT Vnki nnd PSs CflDIit Alinut the Ln- g.ofl IlcIii& Sci.t niid IrnMheIt Agnhsipit itc ClLIII of the Opeiiluig 1)ny r1r(11w. 'r cotwIthstnndIng [ ho announcement that the OXIO5ItlOfl would be CIOSCI absolutely to .lz1I ; visitors several thousand people wended their way In thai direction bright and early yesterday morning and 1ad siege to the numerous gatei and openings In the five miles or fcnce which surround the grounds. The gates Where tkkots have been sold were 1oked and thu usual pass atcs were in charge ot keepers. but there appeared to be nbout a thousand other means of Ingress to the grounds and the over-curious people r fo d them flrst. Fully 2.000 people found U , tr yy itito the grounds before noon and t C exposition treasury was not enriched 1 cent by the operation. Where they gained admission no one seemed to know. but they were there and they seemed to take particular - ticular delight in taunttiig the gatekeepers with that fact. The gatemen had no authority - thority to put the visitors out and they cc- ) malnett until their Inclinations led them to go out. About noon a number of guards and watch men w.ro put on duty and every opening in the fence was closeil. The stream ot vlsi- tors was stoppe1 and the grounds looked do- sorted. The workmen had the grounds and buildings all to themselveb md they made the most of the welcome relief from the throngs of curious sightseers who had beca poasing back and forth. The ziialn court Is almost ready for open- lug day. Looking down the court from either end the view is unbroken by any Unfinished - finished work , with the exception of the bridges at Twentieth street , the island and the approaches at either side of the bridges. This work is blng pushed with all po3sible rapidity. As many men as can work to advantage - vantage on the bridges are eniployed In putting - ting on the railing and laying the lloors. On the island a number of nien and several teams are.scraping and levelling the ground preparatory to trbnsforming the whole Iiito a beauty spot. The temporary wooden bridges have disappeared anti several workmen - men are completing the heavy balustrade. which will extend entirely around the island. The u000mileted approaches at either side of the lagoon at Twonticth street are crowded with men and teams eoxnplctlng the work , which has been delayed by.the slowness of the bridge builders. This work Is making very rapiti progress and it wil ; be fully coin- plated before the opening day. lVliere I Iii' MIbtlII I 'tsr % % 'III lie. At the cast end of the main court. Just in front of the broad entrance beneath the pavlllion at the center of the eastern exeira , the speakers' stand , on which the opening exercises will take place , is being erected. This stand will be fifty feet in length and ill completely close this entrance to the ground. Settees have been arranged at this point for the accommodation of a small portion - tion of the crowds which will throng this , portion of the grounds and a sweeping machine - chine was ongagcd all day in sweeping from the newly laid brick vavement the sand which has made walking a task. AL the vest end of the main court a gang of workmen were eiigngcd in adding the finishing tc.'iehes ' to the heantItul fountain which has been constructed at the west side of the Mitror. The emptying of the lagoon last week was a fortunate circumstance for the c.ntractors on this work , as It . - enabled theiti to work to bett.'r advantage. The tountn'n ' is coiritleted and when the - . lagoon Is f.hlcth to the limit am' the water is turnel into the fountain , visitors to the grounds vhilbe treated to a rare sight 'which svlhl be a rare event. The fountain is a most elaborate affair , depending for its effects upon the use of water and not upon the happy arrangement of statuary. At iiight. by the aid at electricity , the column of water will be made a wonderful blaze of prismatic beauty. The workmen In the main buildings were snost thanktul for the freedom 'front inter- rtiltIOfl ) with which they were favored after the holes in the fences had been chased and the crowds of people lied disappeared. The exhibitors were enabled to proceed without the annoyance of people running over their goods and knocking things about anti the progress aride was Increased in a marked degree. In all of the buildings many of the cxhlbltor have practically completed their dlspIaa anti are taking their own time to add the few finishing touches necessary to give the exhibIts the best possible appear- ance. Those vho are not ready are making the most of every moment auth there Is no longer any tioui.it but that all will be iii coin. plete readiness on the opening day end that every foot of shiace will be fihleti. The hllulT tract Is far advanced for the opening day anti aside from i few state buildings1 In entirely completed. The biind slaitd on the grand plnza is coin. pieted. It is a structure fifty-eight feet high , but the rotunda is only about halt of that. It will be lighted train the center by a large cluster of Incandescent eiectriE lights , while around thu arch are tiistrllutetl similar lights. The United States bond pf Washington will be the firtt LUItY the stand. lor I'rt'sl , ' 'si ter F'I..is. -r Another consikoineat of fresh water fish iwas TCIYed yesterday morning at the Ciovoromeut building , A car of the Fish commission from Quiney hll , with a nun ber of fish from the government hatching stttIon pt that hInt and SIPerintendcnt 1)ean qt the Neostio. Mo. . statIon brought a number of fish from that poInt. The consignment Included about 1,000 fish of the following vurletiea liuffalo , large cat , sturgeon , carp , whIte perch , hitc bass , ' ) tehIow bass. crappie. calILo bass. black bass. drum fish , , dog fish , golden tench , EnglIsh " ! tenth , gold fish , golden Itle , gar plke , rain. bow trout , lake trout , brook trout , craw 1ib , common turtles , snappers anti soft sheil turtles. These new arrivahi were ImmcdIlehy placed Sn the tanks already prepared for them and in the large pools at the eqeners of the ' jtquarlum. which are lighted from beneath t electricity , I Josliig the ( ) flIeeM , I festerday was moving day for the othice I Secretary Wakefleld , the Bureag of AdI I missions and the Concessions department 411 of these moved their effects to the grounds arid took possession of the oflicea in the Service building which wIll be occupied by them during the entire exposition. None of the omces were finIshed. The large room to be occupied by the secretary and hIs office force Is In a more advanced state than any of the others. but the carpenters hold huh possession. The carpenters were erecting partitions anti acreens th keep the curious publIc from trampling the otTico force under foot and they solemnly promised to finish their work inside of twenty-four hours and decamp. The l3ureau of Admissions met with a similar experience and the ConcessIons tie. partinent had no advuntago over the others. The i-earns assigned to the Transportation department are on the second floor and these were stIll In the possession of the plasterers , so that no attempt wa.s made to occupy them. The rooms will be ready for occupancy some time Tuesday. hlUhIDIGS oN TIlt hli.Ih'I' ! TILAC'l' . hortIculture , Nelrnsku , Ill I noIN anti the boiig LIne of the tl t4ny. The magnltleent Horticultural building presents some of the most attractive features of the exposItion. Ono of these Is the Chimes of the States. } 'rom its belfry every evening a chime will be rung. in this building there promises to be a flue display of both horticulture and florIculture and already great efforts along thl line have been made. The products of the states of the great west will reveal wonders to the visitors from the east and south. The finIshIng touches are being given to the Nebraska state buildIng and those In charge wIll have the satisfaction of corn- pleting all the details today. The formal opening of the building will take place Wednesday , when Governor Silas A. Itoh- comb will be present to inspect the same. From nearly every point of observation Nebraska has a building of which its citi- zoos may well he proud. The beautiful tinting of the interior , the elegant window anti curtain draplngs , together with the comfortable arrangement of the rooms , makes It a most home-like place. There are smoking or lounging rooms , reception rooms , and toilets , all being nicely equipped with comfortable furniture. The various secret orders of the state , together with the exposition - sition chub organIzations , have rooms anti hoar space in the building. The governor's suite on the second floor consists of a private and reception room , commodiously ar- ranged. Three pianos will nitord opportunity - nity for the musically inclined to cause the air to resound with melodious notes. Many People svhio have visited this building are flu-st under the impression that they are In that of the Fine Arts. This is caused by the profuse dIsplay of paintings from Nebras- knits , all of wltlch adds a richness to the interior decoration. A postomee will be con- ducted , where all Nebraska cxpoltion vIa- itors may secure mail. litliuuIM' lienuutIfull Site , The Illinois State building occupies the choicest position of any on the bluff tract. From the cast veranda one Is permitted to look out over the broad Missouri river and the country roundabout while from the west is given a splendid view of the other state buIldIngs , the Horticultural building , East MiIway ( and a portion of the main court. lhii- nois' building is a magnificent edifice of homelike appearance on the interior. Tue floors arc covered with elegant velvet carpet of green and old gold hues with the exception of the rotunda , which is of mosaic design. There are reception rooms , banquet ball , aleeping apartments nicely furnished for use in vase the governor or any of the corn. mission may wish to spend only a nIght at the exposition. There are toilets and a bath room. The windows are covered with lace curtains , while the main rooms are furnished with easy rocking chairs and set. teca. The building is entirely completed and Major Hamilton. secretary of the coin- mission , Is expected to arrive from Chicago tomorrow to remain for an imleflntte time. Iast Midway and West Midway will he ready to "take in" the first coin. There wIll be entertainments for every class from the gaiety resort to that of a ride up into the air or down into the water , all ranging in price from a nickel to a quarter for each "clip. " The wIld west of the early day is pictured from real life , the cowboys and In- ( linus forming the principal attraction. The wild animals roaring in their strongly barrett cages Is Indicative of a part of the big show. Tue great naval battle of the 'Go's to be fought over again and you can almost bear the boom of ( ho cannon as it resotintied off the ocean's water years ago. The negroes will make merr' music to the twang of the banjo. The Streets of All Nations anti Streets of Cairo with their many turbaned habitues from the Orient will afford many different modes of amusement - ment , Thio Chinese and Japanese people will try to instill into the minds of their American brother the use of good teas , etc. . by practical tests. Nott'p. of titsFxiuiist * lOis. The Girls' and lloys' builtllng is being pushed to completion and it will he reatly for occupancy about Tuesday noon , Tue water was turned into the lagoon ytstertlay morning anti the big basIn is raPidly filling up. The supply pipe is at the oxtrelno east 'nti of the lagoon anti ( lie amount. of water pouring through the six- inch opening Is sulUclent to fill the lagoon within thirty-sIx hours it allowed to run at full head , - The resolution providing for an oppropria- tion of $6,000 and a delegation to oiflclally represent ( ho commonwealth at the oxposr- lion which has been pending in the Massachusetts - chusetts leglsiatttro for seine ( line has liussed both houses. The resolution provltles that the delegation shall include the governor anti a number of thr state officers and sey- cml members of the legislature , ( he appro. priation being for the expciiss of the trip. Tim chlitiren who are entiiied to minis- sion tickets to the uxpositton as Payment for selling 100 or unoro copies of the hatchet Call get tiucuui at ( ho Young Mcii's Christian association building this afternoon between .4 antI C o'clock , The due bill which was gtveuu when the pper5 were sold must be iurescnted and ( lie ticket wilt ho exchanged for it , GREAT FEAT IN ENGINEERING tilir i'ier I ii 4 iiiurhueri ( iiit lila hull- i oiiul It rtul.e $ ii I hlIsuuiuireh iii r .neui luuutr F.'t't , UISMARCK , N. P. , May 29.-The east ider of the big bridge of the Northern l'aclflc railroad , weighIng over POO,0QO pounds , was uuovetl froni its foundation this morning and silti on rollers to a new foundation , a dlatanco of nearly four feet , This is the first engineering feat of the kind ever accomplished. The pier was sixty feet high , twenty-live feet wide and twelve . feet in diameter , built of granite. The time occupied n xnovlmmg the pier as less than a minute , The engineers were assisted by a slide of earth which tilt ! the entire muss along the steel rollers provided for ( hat purrose in a ( line cc short as to he plueuuornenal , The work of preparing for the movement has occupiedbver eight months. The moving of tue pier was necessary train the fact that it was displaced by the sliding of earth bepeath the foundation and to correct the ditllcuhty it was necessary to build the satire new foundation and move ( he pier bark to the place from which It bad been inured , The work baa been done cntirciy without Interrupting ( ratTle and trains hli run as usual tonight. COLUIB1A hAS A COLLISION Brithh Bteaxner roscolia Sinks az a Result of the Accident CRUISER HAS A BIG HOLE IN ITS SIDE 'essels Cotlie Together In a IJcuue I'or , but thic Crew of the Ihug- hials Craft l Iiescued hr time IVar Ship. NEW YORK , Ma 2s-'tVhen the United Stntes cruiser Columbia , in command of Captain Santla , anchored of ! Tonupkinsvihie , S. I. , this afternoon , it was seen that It haul a large Sagged hole stove In its starboard side , abreast of the mainmast and mine- diately forward of the after barbette. Above the water line the hole extended about ten feet high and six feet wide. Just how far below the water line ( ho cruiser was damaged could not be ascertained and none of the naval officers would give any Information in regard to the accident. As soon as the vessel came to anchor the captain amid crew , twenty-one In all , of the British steamer Foscohla , which left this port yesterday with a cargo of machinery and general merchandise for Ijortleaux , ven ( ashore. Neither the captain nor any of his crew would talk when they landed and left at once for New York to report to the agents of the company to which the vessel belonged , No one was allowed to go on board the Columbia , but the officer of ( hue deck made the following brief statement : "About 7:40 : p. m. , yesterday , the BrItish steamship Poscoiia , in command of Captain John Evans , collided with our vessel during a dense fog. We were then about eight miles south of Fire Island light. We lowered - ered two life boats and rescued the captain and crew , numbering twenty-ono all told. We stood by unttl the Foscohia sank at 3 o'clock this morning. As soon as we arrived hero we sent the rescued men ashore. Further Information in reference to the accident - cident I cannot give you. " Coluituhila ( oes to Navy Ystril. About 4 o'clock one of the navy yard tugs steamed alongside the cruiser and delivered some mncssages from Rear Admiral l3Unce , commandant at the navy yard , Brooklyn , A few minutes later the Columbia. headed for time Brooklyn navy yard , where it is supposed It will be dry docked In order to ascertain the full extent of its injuries. Captain J , Evans of the Foscohia , after reaching this city , said regarding the colhi- aba : "The Foscohia cleared from this port at noon on Saturday with a general cargo of about 2,200 tons. All well until even- lag , when a heavy fog set in. I was on the brldgo and ordered the light up and the fog whistle kept going. As the fog grow denser the speed of the Foscohla was cc- duced to one.half. "About S o'clock Lookout Johnson , on the forecastle , and Thompson on the bridge , cc- ported a steamer on the port bow. Our lights were burning brightly and the fog signal vas whistling. I hooked up and saw a big steamer with four fttnnels 'lead ahead. "As the steamers were not 200 yards apart I saw that a collision was inevitable. r blew three whistles and the approaching vessel answered with one blast. That was the first time I heard the Columbia's whiz- tIe. "Instnntiy I ordered our engines full spead astern. The vessels came together , however - over , with a terrible crash and the bow of the Foscohia ran UI ) 00 the cruiser's armUr belt and then cut through its sponson. "They remained locked for two seconds , but the backing of ( lie Foscohia's engines tore oil its bow as far back as the first. watertight bulkhead. The wreckage stuck in the cruiser's side above anti below the water line and caused the Columbia to list consldcrably , FoNcolin's hIov its Wrecked. "hind it not betn for the bulging of the sponson-frorn the side of the warshIp , the Foscoila would only have struck the Col- umnbia a glancing blow. The bow of the Foscoila became wedged between the span- son antI hull of the cruiser , and the bow ot may boat was completely wrenched off , "It was ulead calm at the time of the col- lislon. After backing away I saw that the injury to time Foscolla was serious , and instantly - stantly ordered tIme life boats launched. They were in the water in Just. four minutes , and my flfteeuu seamen were ordered into (11cm , I remained aboard the wreck with my five officers. "My engineers , after trying the engines. zeported them to be so badly tlerangetl by the collIsion as to be Incapable of working the ship , The Foarolla was leaking bedly , and the pumps were started , The crew was sent on board the cruiser. The pumps vere kept working until 10:30 : , but the Foscohta was getting lower and lower in the water. "Two boats from the Columbia were stanthing by inc. and Lieutenant Williams asked fllO at that hour what I inteumiled doing - ing , I replied that I would stantl by ray ship until it went down. Then I ordered the officers Into the life boat , and I cc- mnained at the main riecina whlio the steamship continued to sink. "I got into the small boat and remained with my omcers about fifty yards from the sInking ship. Exactly at 3 a , in. the Fos- ochla vent down , heaul first , in about nineteen - teen fathoms of water , It reappeared again a few minutes later , and then disap. peared forever stern first. None of my men were hurt , but I cannot tell if all tin men on the Columbia escaped injury. I think not. "The Foscolia , which I commantieti for twelve months , was an iron vessel of bSO tons net , anti 1.36 tonq .gross , launched at tow , Engiand. in lS7ti. anti its hailing port is London , It ws 22 feet long , twenty. four feet brain , and twepty.two feet , seven Inches deep , It was schooner rigged , had four bulkheads , compound engines ; and ear- rk'd water ballast " Cururs t lie , Cumiclt- , ( Copyright , lS9 , by l'remts I'ubiishing ( 'o , ) LONDON , May 29.-New ( York World Ca. blegramn-Special Telegram--The ) Chronicle has ( lie followIng , dated Kingston , Jamaica ; 'fho American auxiliary cruiser Eagle ac- dyed at Port Antonio Friday , Early today three small Sinunish gunboats appeared out. side , lyIng in wait , The Harvard arrived hero this morning , is now coaling and Jt is expected will overhaul the Spanish gunboats and release the Eagle , Sniiirtsois CuruiCM to ICe3 .Ve'.t. ' NEW YORK , May 29.-A special uiispatcl from Key West says Admiral Sampson has arrived there aod may remain during the preparations for the Cuban Invasion. This it is believed , will not occupy more ( lisp a few days at the most. Admiral Sampson's fleet Is between Havana and Key West with all on board well. ITmusrle Suthls trims l'.rt A uotlu , ( Copyright , 1t3 , by ( ho Assoclateti Press. ) KINGSTON , Jamaica , May 29-The United Slates auxiliary gunboat Eagle , which has been coaling at Port Autoaio , sailed toJay for an unknown desUnation. PHYSICIANS SEK PLACES -a- Mnhi' Aphiont1ossus f'UIs Doetors Who Wish emt ! tt time WAShINGTON , May L-SpecIal ( Tele. gram.-A ) great miny letters and telegrams are being received by the congressional delegation - egation from Nebraska ti-am physicians of the state , representing the aifferent schools of medicine asking as to the chances of be- lag appointed to positions in the army. Sec. geon General Stornberg said that schools of medicine were not recognized in time army , PhysIcians , whether allopath , homeopath or eclectic , would have to pass an examination contlucted by the medical board of the army which would determine their fitness for places in the field and hospital outside the school. to which they adhered , At the close of the War department yester. . day the roster of Netraska troops showed that 2,293 muon had been mustered into the service of the United States and were at either Chickamauga or San Franciscobut one muster roll being missing , which , 'when cc- ceived , will bring Nebraska up to Its quota of the first call , 2,932. Should the president decide to recruit the regiments at present in the service to their maximum strength , 600 addItional men would be needed to meet the requirements anti thcae men would ho sent to join companies of the First and Second regiments. At present under the minimum call Nebraska is nrnong the first states of the Union to nui its quota and can go ahead with ratslnga regiment which until fully recruited will be the Third regiment National Guard of Nebraska. Congressman Shark , who is the mlii. tary authority of the Nebraska delegation , said today ; hat the idea Of keeping a coni- pany recruited to its maximum strength of 106 men had much to commend It and in the light of experience from the civil war was accepted by leading miiitary authorities as based upon reason and good judgment. In this way a company can have a history separate and apart froni the regiment , and though its ranks may be decimated by death and disease , pride in the company wilt keep it recruited to its full number. FollowIng is ( ho roster of a regiment of sharpshooters now being recruited throughout - out ( ho country by members of congress : A , Ohio , Northway ; U , Pennsylvania , I3ingham ; C , New York , Sulzer ; D , Virginia , Lamb ; B , Mississippi , Love ; F. Illinois , Graft ; G , Nebraska , Stark ; II , Colorado , Bell ; I , Dls- ti-let of Columbia , l3roderlck ; K. Maryland , McDonald ; L , South Dakota , Knowles ; M , not yet determined. El'FOlt'I'S A'I' L.tDING ! 1I.tLKCI ) . SpautiaruiM Suiiul to Uns'e Iejitmheil l'arty Xettr Callus den , ( Copyright , 1bS , by Press Pubiishtng Co. ) hAVANA , May 29-Iew ( York World Ca- blcgramn-Spccial Telegramn.-Latest ) reports from Caibarien say an Authnlcan mail of war was sighted about five miles from the coast. The gunboats hiernan Ccrtes , Intrepida , Canto and Vahiente were ordered out. The Spanish boats fIred thirty shots against the enemy , who tied without showing any fight. it is generally believed it was an American transport about to make landing of troops. A grant ! denionstrattoi took place to honor the crews and officers amid acrenado and banquet followed. Rbltmforcements were hurried to Calbarian by Colonel Arc train Hemedios and Camajuani , in case a sccond attempt at landing is made. An ofilcial report from Santiago tie Cuba says that an .lmerican war vessel and a liner armed with seven guns came near the fortifications of Morro and .Secapa. 130th batteries fired , which was answered by the American vessels , both retiring. the liner with some damage which cannot be stated. \\'ork is to ho started at once on the ( do- graphic communications between this city and Puerto Prlncipe. The lines are to start from the port of Neuvitas to that of Fer- nammdo over the keys. This work is a gov- crnment necessity , so as to have rapid communication with all the north coast from Neuvitas to Havana. Authentic reports from Cardenas give following - lowing losses from ( lie bornbardmenL hteb- ci's refinery on Hector street , stone hiuiiding , partly demolished , Cuetos' boiler foundry , projectile penetrated through a window smashing a large amount of machinery. Building corner Industry and Ceruto streets ; five projectiles struck this massive building anti only left one wing standing. The buIldings - ings , corner of Verdugo and Ceruto streets ; great damage ! . The residence of Lucas Marrero , 1S O'Donnell street was demolished , The hardware store of Otero & Co. , struck by one shot. causing great damage and wounding Otero's daughter. Dry goods store of Manuel Rte , Real street , great losses. The electric light plant suffered small damages. The gas company buildings were nil demolished. The part left standing had to be braced to ayold a total loss. The warehouses of Torronteguid wore sot on fire by the bursting of a shell. . ' ' ' ' S.tNTI.tGO. SAl. SCIIIE'i' hAS ( ( tJl't' hieport frosui Ituivauttithint hlloclcuitliuu&g . Siiuniromi lists Sniluti. MADRID , May 2L-It WOS announced here today in a dispatch from Havana that the war ships which have been blockading Santiago tie Cuba disappeared yesterday from oft that port. It is added that their destination is unknown to the Spanish nu- thiorittes. Advices received lucre today from havana say that a big saijing ship train Barcelona , having on hoard a cargo of provisions and arms , arrived yesterday at Nuevitas. the northern port of ( ho city of Puerto l'rincipe , capital of the Cuban province of that name , after running the blockade. A dispatch to the Imprciai from Manila , dateti Tuesdpy last , May 2-I , says the town of St. t1'homas is in a state of Insurrection. The rebels , It is a tded , hirve burned a num- her of houses and muFdced the commander of the volunteers , a pilest and other Span- lards. Time dispatch also aitnounces that ( ho cable tq Ilhio has been Cut. Sn , . the Rumor iii , thsurul , ( Copyright , i1 , by Press Tubshluug Co. ) LONDON , May 29.-New ( York World CabiegrainSpecma1Tchegramn.The ) Stand. ard's Berlin dispatch sa's : The rurior that Spain has gIven out the idea of ceiling the phiiipPioes to France , owing to Germany's opositioU , is absurd. Even if Germany - $ ntended to oprose any separation of the Philippines from Spain , us incompatihie with Gesinan interests , the present macmeat would be Ibe least opportune - tune for openly saying so , War lies filter' rupteti pot-Il communication betwua 11cr- many and tfi. : 'lurshmahi Islands via Manila. Malls are now aunt via New York dud Sail Fraqcisco. 'l'crror , ; at l'urto hlieo. ( Copyright , ltfl , by ( lie Associated Press. ) PORT AU PRINCE , hlaytl , May 29.-The Spanish torpedo uaboat Terror , according to advicea receied here , has arrived safely at San Juan de Porto Rico , having escaped the Macrican war ships which have been on the lookout for her since she left Fort do France. Island of Martinique , where Its boiler tubes were repaired. The above dispatch confirms a cable ues- sage on ( tie subject just rec4uived by the Associated Press from Madrid last night , announcing the arrival of the Terror at San Juan de Forte lUci. ORIERS ) ARE ISSUED TO IOVE Losaing of the Transporta at Tampa Will Begin at Once , SAMPSON WILL CONVOY THE EXPEDITION CensorshIp of the Press Vs'llI Become lIorc Strict at Once nuud May tie Ixteuulctl to time Malts. N1W YORK , May 29.-A special dispatch to the Tribune from Washington says : "Orders have at last gone forward to Major General Shatter at 1'ampa to embark the greater portion of his corps , Including all the regulars and a few of the most ef' flcient volunteer regiments , on board the transports gathered at that place , and ( ho aggressive military movement , which has been so frequently predicted , and as often delayed for one cause or another , wlil be ni accomplished fact before the end of this week. 'Tho strongest units of Admiral Sampson's reorganized squadron will convoy the expedi. ( Ion , antI corer its landing at a imolut flow definitely designated. "Simultaneously the most rigid censoshuIp of dispatches that has so far been under- I taken by the government will be put Into operation at Tampa and Key West tonight and no message relatIng to the movement of troops and ship3 , or in any way speculating on the movement of shIps , will be permitted on ( ho wires. " "if this means of prevention of publlca- tion of information which would be exceedIngly - Ingly valuable to Spain is not fully successful - ful the censorship will be promptly mtended to the mails. "It can be confidently asserted that beyond - yond the secretary of war and the sccrc tory of the navy the presitlent will permit no civilian to enjoy his confitlence in this matter until a landing in the foreign ter. ritory shall have been actually accomplished and General Shatter himself will have sealed orders , the contentS of whIch will be known only to General Miles and Con. oral Corbln until the expedition is safely at sea. "Admiral Sampson's sole instructions will be to guard time expedition and to cooperate - ate with General Shatter under the latter's direction. " CARDENAS HARBOR IS CLOSED Sliuce time W'lnNhnsv Tragedy It 1ln iheesi Fl lie , ! vitIm Stilt kesm Slate- riai , hh1ockisi.c Its I'ZLNMHge. ( Copyright , 1838 , bytheAstoClated Press. ) ON BOARD ASSOCIATED I'RESS DISPATCH - PATCH BOAT WANDA ( off Cardenas ) , May 28.-via Key West , May 29.-Cardenas ) harbor has been completely closcd by the Spaniards since the attack of the Winslon and other American torpedo boats. This fact was demonstrated yesterday by the attempt of the English steamship Mytle- dene to enter the port to take on a cargo of sugar , The Myrtlcdcne had begun to take on a cargo when war was declared , whoa it ordered out b the American gunboat Maci.mias. The sthlmer's owners claimed that under time blockade proclamation it was entitled to thirty days to load and Sec. retary of the Navy Long gave the ship permission - mission to return and complete its cargo. It found , however , that the harbor was filled with sunken obstructions and coulti not get in. It lies outside the harbor , nestling forlorn and dejected , uncertain whether to attempt to bring its cargo out in lighters or watt for the nar to end. The waters of Cardenas are too shallow for big shills amid the W'lnslow tragedy probably closes the history of naval opera- tlons in that quarter. GI'IT SOLDIERS TOO SIIJCII PilL Ohhicers hLetucstluiiors to Furnish I.ire Simhstmiui I luils. SAN FRANCISCO , May 21.-The military populatIon of this city was increased by the arrival of two more regiments today. Twelve hundred regulars , comprising the Nineteenth and Twenty-third United States infantry , arrived on five special trains from New Orleans - leans and marched through the city to the camping grounds. The lied Cross society met the soldiers at the ferry and feasted them with good things to eat and drink. This was tile first large body of regulars to arrIve and their welcome was as hearty as any extended to volunteer troops. The streets were lined with crowds of people who cheered the soldiers and made admiring comments on their appearance. At the camp religious services were.helti by the chaplains of the various regiments and the rest of ( hue day was devoted to' the entertainment of the visitors. The different regiments have beemi overwhelmed with donations of pie and cake and other delicacies until the officers in command fear for the health of their men and have begged the hospitable people of San Francisco to confine their gifts to more wholesome articles of food , such as fresh vegetables , eggs , meat , etc. Immense crowds visited Camp Richmond today and fairly overran the tented city , There was no let-up today in tile preparations - rations for the embarkation of the Second expedition to the Philippines. It will be about ten days before all troops are suffi- clently equipped for the start and the vessels arc In readiness , General - eral Merritt will not give the or- tier to start until his men are in good shape. lie wants to hand then at Manila in condi- lion to commence fighting right away and is taking no chauuces on poor acconmmodationa for the soldiers , iiiVO'l'il AL ! . 'I'ISlll 'l'O Ctlt'l'itll)13h5. t'rii ii Ii to rd A rsi'sin I lisco ii I I us sit's Stumh.- isui.c Suuuuth Icr Auuuunu a it lout. I'IIILADELI'hiiA. May 29.-Beginning on Tuesday time Frankford arsenal will tuscan- tinuo tIme manufacture of nil small ammumil- tion except the cartridges for time Krng- Jorgensen guns. The government has made a contract with the Union Metallic company and the Win- cheater Repeating Arms company to furnish the 45.caliber Springfield rifle cartridges anti the 38-caliber revolver ammunition. The arsenal will be operated from sixteen to ( weaL hours per day , which will permit the turning out of 200,000 rounds of ammunition pcr day. As soon as possible the working hours lil be extended to three shifts of eight hours each. Icui' Cervera Is at Sasutingo , ( CopyrIght , 11.98 , by the Associated Press , ) KINGSTON , Jamaica , May 29.-Albert Fowier , a brother of the British consul at Cionfuegosreceived word that the British Steamer Adula arrived at Ctenfucgos on Thursday. Spanish officials at that place said that only a Spanish torpedo boat tie- stroyer , the Terror ( possibly the Furore , as the Terror is vntiersood to be at San Juan tie I'orto mcii , of the Cape Verde fleet ) , was In time harbor of Santiago do tuha. heavy Guns for Sandy Hook , UETHhE1IKM , Pa. , Ma7 29-The IJethIe- hem Iron company baa matic and shippdd to Watervitt arsenal , New York , the largest TEMPERATURE AT OMAHA flnnv Deghlnnr , Beg. t a. at . . . . . . tin a p. in. . . . . . n . , , n . . . . . . 8 2 iu , mit . . . . . . it i. mm , mu , . , , . ( hi hI i' nm , , . , . , 68 S it. ni , . . , , 08 'I p. at . . . . . . ( I.M I ) a. at , , . , . , Ti It 51 , 11 % . . . . . . di 10 a. am . . , . . , 7 $ 0 , , at . . . . . . ( lii 11 n. iii , . . . . , 70 7 p. ill . , , , , . fit ) 111 iii . . . . . . . . . ill 8 B' Ut . . . . . . I ) li , in . . . . . . 54 cannon forging ever turned out In America. It is the first one xteen-lnch group ordered for Santly REPORT OF 3 sil VICTORY Mnilrid Adlie ' of a hattie In ' . 'huiohs nhm Sitiiu ; MADRID , M . p. nl-Ei Progresso publishes spec t . ' , orting to come froul Paris giving t an alleged battle near Jamaic. 1dm , it is said , two American war an . . 'cro destroyed anti one Spanish war ship was Injureti. Although tlmo account is very circumstantial as to ( lame. place , incidents and results , it is re- celved here with suspicion , Tlo story is that Commodore Schiey's squadron parted front Rear Admiral Smlnip- Soil's off Cape May. the eastern point of Cuba , steered toward the Yucatan pcnln- sula , followed closely by Sampsomi's ships. Both were seen from the watch towers of Santiago do Cuba. hear Admiral Sampson arrived ott the province of Puerto Priucipo , contiuuug thence in the direction of Ja- maica. Admiral Cervera left Santiago Thursday , May 2G. at midnight , all his lights being extinguished , with ( lie Vizcaya and the Al- miranto Oquendo , preceded b > ' the torpedo boat destroyer Furor. lie took up a position - tion in proximity to Jamaica. Two hours later the remaimider of Admiral Cervera's squadron withdrew from the luncher of San- tinge and proceeded in a southerly direc- tioui. tioui.On On the morning of Friday the Furor came Up rapidly to the Vizcaya anti the Al- mlrante Oquendo , advising Admiral Cervern of the approach of the enemy. Rear Ad- nmlral Sampson's vessels ships steamed with full speed toward the Spanish vessels , which accepted combat , but moved In a southerly direction , to effect a junction with the cc- mninder of the Spanish squadron. Presently time battle raged furiously on both sides. Tlme Americans detached three cruisers'antl three smaller ships to surround the Vizcaya and time Alrnlrante Oquentlo. The Furor , being the cross-fire of the enemy , made for the American lingahip , notwithstanding - standing the fire of the heavy guns. The outcome of the contest was that tno imcri' can war ships were sunk anti one Spanish war ship disabled in its steering gear. The remaining vessels of tIme American squadron were so damaged that they were compelled to take refuge in Ilaytien waters. It is reported that. the Crlstobai Colon captured - tured one American ship , which had been disabled by a shot from the Vizcaya that perforated her side. Time Vizcaya risked destruction from an American destroyer. It is believed that after the combat the Spaniards sailed for Havana , or if the condition of tIme vessels or the presence of a superior force of time enemy required took refuge at Cardenas or Matanzaa. The publication of tlmis dispatch from Paris caused an excited discussion of the conflictimlg rumors train various sources whicim completely absorbed alt sections of the press and all circles of the public in Madrid. Speaking today of yesterday's rumors of time tiefeat of the Anlericails and death of Rear Admiral Sampson , Captain Aunon , the minister of marine , witlmout crctlitlng it in the absence of official confirmation. remarked - marked ( hint It was withIn the limits of possibility. It is hulled that the result of today's cabinet council will disclose lnforma- ( ion confirming or denying the report. LONDON , May 29-The circumstances under which El l'rogreso's remnarlcable story appears seem to tliscredlt it. 1p- parently the Paris correspondent of time newspaper is the sole possrssor of the information - mation ho pretends to have. The most reliable - liable news agemicles have received nothing on the subject. It Is possible the story has been given a Paris date in Matiritl for some undiscernlblo reason , thotigh It it emanates from official sources it is inconceivable that the government slmouid be unwilhiuug to give out favorable news on its own rcspommsi- bihity. WASHINGTON , May 29-The dispatch from Madrid giving an account of a naval battle between the combined squadrons 01 Sampson anti Sciuley , and that of Cervera , Is absolutely discredited by umaval officials. TlmeIr dvlces show that it is not possible that a fight could have occurred. Somuiuisha I'rlzes t , Be Soul , ( Copyright , lS9i , by I'ress Publishing Co. ) KEY WEST , May 29.-Ncw ( York World cablegraM - Special Telegram. ) - Three Spanish prizes , the Panama , ( lie Guido and the Buena Ventura , which have been con- denmned by the prize court , wIll leave for New York aim Monday. It is believed ( hunt the prizes can be sold to better advantage iii New York and the court readily granted permission for time traumafer. A war ship will accompany the three vessels to New York. MEETS DEATH AT HIS POST lluugiiie.'s' JC I I ii.ii usuuui Fl rt'uuiu ii Ihuill ) ' luijtireui iii % % 'reel tilt hue 121k- lions t'nr Illiui r. I BLAIR , Nob. , May 29-Speciai ( Tele- gmarn.-A ) wreck 'ccurrcul emi the l2lkhorn railroad lucre timla mfternoon wlmichu cost ( lie engineer anl periiaAs the fireman their lives , 'fhi Black Ililis pscuugcr train No. 3 left Blair at 120 ; and urti vroceedetl to a cut a short distance tromnEuo city when the ned. dent happened , The train imaul becuu iireccde'l ' by a freight and as the latter passed through the cut a break occurcetl iii ( lie truck of the rear car and time truck as dropped on the track. Thin car was dragged for sone tilt- tance along the ties nod a quantity of large tile , for use in cuiverts , was scattered along time track. Thu passenger train vas so close behind that ( lucre was no ( lame for the freight to come to a stop anti senti back a signal man. Two farmers saw ( he danger and mauic an effort to flag the passenger train , hut It was unavailing anti the engine crashed Into the mass of tiling and Iron. The engine was thrown across the track and the baggage car was piled upon It , Engineer Luclan 5 , Cook of the passenger train was instantly kihleti , meeting death at lilt post. Fred Owens , fireman , was badly hurt antI the result of his injuries is still In doubt. Cook's borne Is in Missouri Val- Icy. ha. . where he has a family. liii mother and sister live In Blair , The fireman - man is also mnarrie'l and hives In Missouri 'aliey , h1SSOUfli VALLI2Y , ha. , May 29.-Spe- ( clal Teiegram-Luonn ) Cook , the engineer killed , and ( lossarui anti Mason , the mail clerks Injured in the Freununt & l2lkhorn wreck beyond Blair this afternoon , were resIdents of Missouri Valley. All the clii' sent are waiting for the dead anti injured inca to be brought hack and express deep sympathy with the bereaved families , SURE OF IllS PREY Soliloy OerWnly IIM Ocrv&a Bottled in Sulntiago Harbor. . SEES THE VESSELS WITH HIS OWN EYES Navy Department Beecivea Official Dhpathh From the Commodore , SPANISH FLEET SURELY BOTTLED UP Captain Sigabee Reconnothm Before Santiago Several Days. SEES TWO CRUISERS OF VIZCAYA CLASS i'tiritedo Ilnuits 'l'ry to Ilcuitroy St. ( 'auth. bitt its Counsuunniit'r in 'i'oo Sharp Ci ) Fall Into 'l'lieir Ciutehes , WAShINGTON , May 30-Time Navy tic- j partinent has just received at 12:30 : o'clock this ( Monday ) morning a tiispatcim fronm Commodore tichmley stating that the Span'ish fleet is iii the bay of Santiago do Cuba and that ho has seen amId recognized tlmo yes- ads. ads.While While the naval nfficlmtit lmmire been mar- ally certain for several days that Cervera's squadron was in the harbor at Samitlagu the otilciai announcenment ( rota Commodore hichloy was received by the officers on duty at the tiepuirtunent with immtcuusa satisfaction. Assurance Is now doubly sure ( lint time Span- lsh fleet Is bottled up and timat the cork is In time bottle. It is imot bchlcved ( lint Admiral Cervcra. wilt attenupt to escape troml : the preihlea- inent in which he now fluttis lmlmseif , as atmeli a course would surely result Ia ( ho destruction - tion of his vessels and tIme loss of ninny lives precious to SitaIn. Time suggestion is made , lmowever , timat time Spaniard unity blow up his aimips rather than have theni fail into the hamuds of Schley , as ( lucy certainly lll it they reuumain In time harbor. Time definiteness of Commodore Schley'n dispatch sould iumtilcmmte lint he has effected a laumdlng near Sammtiago fluId umlado a personal - sonal investigatioml of the imarlior. It would be inlpossible from ( lie entrance to the bay definitely to see unti recognize the Spanish vessels , but by effecting a landing mit some point on either aide of tile entrance a vantage - tage luohumt could be gained very likely train whIch time entire harbor could be examnimmed. In all probability Commodore Schmhey , or one of hlis trusted officers , has successfully performed this lmazariious undertaking , lit order to obtain the valuable Information con- tamed in his tliipatch. ; It is impossible , owing to the lateness of tin hnur , to obtain any official expression upon the news from Commodore Scbley. What effect tile certainty ( hat Cervera Is prac- tlcahiy helpless will have tupon the plamla of the naval station with reference to the in- vaslon of Cuba can only jd conjectured. Tila transportation of land forces to the island , It im ; understood , was delayed because of time uncertainty concerning the location Cf the Spanish squadromi. It that understanding is correct the probability - ability of nn early invasIon of Cuba is strong. It is mInt unlikely tint time unovenment of troops , whmiclm has heen delayed from time _ _ _ _ to time , vill begin this week anti before the end of limo week ( ho United States forces will imavo obtaineti a substantial foothold upon Cuban soil. Slash lIE SIGI1'l'S ' 1'V ( ) C1CUISI2Il , .tscerimiluup , tinit Ct r.'rn's Sluiis Are j . . . . . . it Snut hugo iiuurlior. ( Copyright , 1S93 , by Press l'tmbliiuiming Co. ) ) ON BOARD TIlE DISI'ATCII BOAT Till- TON , AT MOLE , ST. NICOLAS , hfayti , May 29.New'ork ( World Cable- gram-Special Telegranl-I ) can say positively ( lint Commodore Schley has a part , if not all , of the Spanish - ish fleet bottled up in Saimtiago harbor. This was suspected several days ago , but was not definitely lcnown untittimis morning , when Captain Sigabee of ( lie St. Paul , wlmo been cruising off the harbor tar the last. week steanicd close enough to cltsilimctly see two cruisers of the 'izcnya class antI two torpedo boats lying just Inside tIme mouth of the harbor. It Is believed ( hunt the rest of Cervera's squadron is also ( lucre. The St. Paul has been watching Santiago olgilt ulnys. Captain Sigstuec thinks ( lust t'o Spanish torpedo boats yeumumrcd out of time luarhor Saturday umighut to attack ( lie St. Paul , but anticipating such a nmoyo lie changed his Position every umight anti they could not 10- cate him. Today Commodore Scbley took p051(1011 With huts entire squadron to Jura'- vent the escape of Cervera. lie hopes the dons wIll come out and fight , The opposing ficet arc about of equal strcngtim. The Triton itassed Admiral Sampson's fleet of eighteen vessels fifteen miles east of Cardenas Friday at 3 p. us , , headed west. It is probable that Cervera will reummain 1mm- sub antI postpone an engagement mdcli- mmitely , hut time blockade will be effectually mnni umtai netl , KINGSTON , Jamaica , May 29-Ncw ( York World Cablegram-Special Telcgram-It ) is almost certain that Atlnmirni Corvern's fleet is In Santiago harbor , bottled anti corked by Schley's battleships. Word received through direct , secret means of commnunica- ( lan from Insurgent camps near Santiago is to this effect. It Is reported that the fleet anti soldiery are monopolizing the supplies stored in Santiago anti fear anti famine prevail among the people. Schuiey'a blockade by sea anti time insurgent lilies on land irevent the replenishing - plenishing of time stores of provisions. The reatilt Is much excitement anti dissatisfac- ( ion , to which patriotism has been subordl- nated. The people believe ( tint Cervera aboulil simply take on supplies amid go out to meet Sampson in battle. Instead , the up- pearance of Sciuley's squadron has compelled hinm to remain in time port awaiting relief by the Catllz squadron , The arrival of that relief Is necessarily uncertain and the peo. plo of Santiago realize that a nmlstake was made In bringing the squadron there , I Cerycra tleluermds upon the Cadix squadron to uncork time bottle into which he is shut. lie Is believed to know of tlme coming of the fleet , The cable Is censored rigidly and no ships arc allowed to leave tIme imartior , Santiago - tiago believes It Impossible for the Amen- can ships to dash inside after Cervermi , because - cause , In addition to the line of fonts , the channel has been thoroughly soloed. Meanwhile , the Insurgents are drawing all available forces around the city and are prepared , in the event of an American naval victory , to attack the city on the land side anti try to talce.this last atronghoid of the Spanish In eastern Cuba. LONDON , May 29.-New ( York World Cablcgram-Speciat Telegram.-The ) Daily Mall's Madrid dispatch saysm Nothing is known here of hat Cervera's squadron Is doing , jmettber Is It certain whether Ca- mara's squadron has left Cmlix or not. There arc all sorts of unfounded rumors.