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BLANCO HEARS THE MEWS
CERVERA S CRUSHING DEFEAT
MAKES HIM WILD.
Attempts to Commit Suicide But Is
Prevented By Members of His
Staff-Havana Cast In Gloom on
Key West. Fla. Special According
to advices received from Havana. Gov
ernor General Blanco threatened to
commit suicide when he learned that
Cervera's fleet was annihilated. Long
before the gallant dash out of Santl-
n iin'itia hail boasted of his
ability to outwith the Americans, and
when misleading aispatcnes gave iue
i .-i..n tKo h. ha.1 eluded the
American fleet, the demonstrations of
Joy in Havana partook of the nature
of a festival.
When the news of the defeat came
out it was discredited unti final con
firmation from Madrid left no room for
rzumm foil nrr the cltv. every
public and private building was hung
with crepe, Blanco was in ine ua.n..c
when the Intelligence reached him and
he became almost frenzied.
He was closeted with his staff and
General Arolas of the fcpanisn iorc.
j. : . . nu-o uhpn he made In
at tomtit on his life. After a struggle
he was subdued, but the shock was
a severe that he was Prostrated and
wac compelled to keep to his Jd foi
severkdavs. When he arose, his first
or.ler x.-ao prohibit any J
plies leaving -rr- Interior to i.
THIS IS ANOTHER BLANCO.
i vQinnhlp information
was brought by Jose Blanco, who n
didnantly repulsed a suggestion of kin
ship to the governor general. He say?
!. is a loyal CUDan ana e.iirv. ...
avoid the necessity of fighting against
his country, as every man in the Isianc
able to bear arms is being impressec.
Into the Spanish service. He obtained
a tWlxrman'8 permit to go outside Mor
ro and at 6 o'clock Monday morning pui
- hnat The Bancroft was
OIL III i-iii. .
stationed six miles out and he rowec
to her. the Cojimas Datieries i
Havana firing two shots when he wa
observed passing beyond the prescribec
limits. The Bancroft transferred hin
to another vessel and he was brought
Lre. where the local Junta will can
for him. The sailors of two Americai
ships made up a liberal money sub
scription for him and gave him some
new c lothing. .,-,- v
CONDITIONS IX HAANA.
Blanco says the living conditions It
Havana are constantly growing wrose
the greatest distress necessarily faHn
. ,-... ..no l.enuse nearly all th
till lilt" V Ui"' y-v .V,a.
. i- f..r the troops. Of thos
there are about 70.0M) in the city, con
s.t .v.hintwri mobilized troops
.iifti. and regulars. Their rations ar
largely rice and beans without bacon
. .. i ...4 ..iia for ?.ft cents a pound
bread of a poor quality 50 cents. lar:
It cornmeal 25 cents anu nvr w
ok.L- i ia t.n?-erlv sousrht. and in
day before Blanco left the city on
..-.,o-.t in the harbor sold fo:
JI3 50 The reconcentradoes who nav
...'i,.'it i..ttonre with the dispensing
authorities sometimes contrive to ge
on- wretched meal a day. but the oth
ers tarve. and it is no uncommon thmfr
to see persons drop dead in me sireev
f ...... o- th SnaniarJs starvatioi
is Vapidly sapping their loyalty, anc
large numbers ot men are uuiiuiuk
k. ouaiiinr the first American at
..ww .... ii-ivnn:i a a signal for revolt
The grocery and provision stores art
empty, ana tne orny ri"
vana wharves are about l.twO barrel
of cement, wet and useless.
WORKING ON DEFENSES.
Work on the defenses continues. Two
lines of cables bearing lorpeuoes na
the harbor from tht
city side to Morro castle, end the same
has bn done in the tiy ot Marie!.
wti-r- it was reponeu in tiavana oilier
Iran trains .iri to be landed.
Sand battery No. 2. east of Havana
has lately mounted six-inon guns in in
r cnti-rn side of the battery
commanding the coast line, and a few
days ago sent two snots at tne jiaj
fiower. which had been cruising close
to the shore, supposedly out of range
New Masked batteries are also being
built along the shore.
Blanco further retorted that three
weeks ago the Spanish steamers Mon-tevidea-aOvLiSanto
Domingo crept out
i tmri..r at midnight with ai:
hts out and safely got throug the
blockade. The Spanish ships now in
the harbor, he says, are the gunboats
C'onde Venadito. Marquise de la Se
nada, Cuba. Pana. Fllipinas and Nunez
I'inzon. several of which are unfit for
The guns have been removed from
the Alfonso XII. and used for shore
lotteries and the cruiser has been con
verted into a hospital ship. There are
also In the harbor a number of smaller
warships of the nature of the convert
e.l yachts. Including the Flecha. Apulia
Matallanes and two others. All of
tl.ei-v vessels txr-ept the Alfonso XII are
always ready to move on Fhort notice.
The merchant steamers Josefa. Adola
and Maria Herrara are also-In the hr-
THE DOOMED CITY.
Santiago Surrounded by American
With the Army Before Santiago (via
Playa del Este. Cuba) Taking the
shape of a gigantic semicircle the
American army extends around San
tiago for eight miles and touches the
bay on our side of the city. General
Lawton's division, on the extreme right
..f ih n nn v was nushed forward yes
terday. It now practically rests on
the shore of the bay west or Santiago.
.!- trmini harp ocrunied the western
suburbs and are ready to dash into
the city itself. The Spanish fell back
sullenlv before our advance and retired
without firing. The importance of
strengthening General Lawton's posi
t..n io now fullv nnnreciated. and all
the reinforcements which are arriving
are being sent to his aid. One of the
first regiments ordered to the right
wing was the Seventy-first of New
York, which had been engaged in road
building for several days. It took a
position on the El Caney road on the
o.ivnr.ii iinv The First Illinois reg
iment and the District of Columbia
troops were also sent to the support of
General Lawton. Several batteries
w hich have Just reached here have also
been placed on the right. This Is by
far the best position for them, as the
batteries may be so planted upon the
hills as to command the greater part
of the city and enfilade the Spanish
This massing of our troops on the
right Indicates that our final attack
will be made there. The Spanish lines
are undoubtedly weakest at that point
and the topography of the country is
favorable for the advance of the Amer
ican troops. Many of the advanced
Spanish trenches have already been
abandoned, for the firing of our troops
on Saturday and Sunday made it too
hot for the Spaniards. They were lying
flat In the bottom of the ditches to
escape the withering American fire.
From General Lawton's lines a clear
view of the harbor of Santiago may
be obtained. Large ships ride at an
chor, steamers lie at the piers and a
torpedob oat sometimes hurries over
the landlocked waters.
MARKED FOR DESTRUCTION.
Many of the Cubans now with Gen
eral Garcia were formerly residents of
Santiago. They are familiar with the
fortified buildings of the cUy. as well
as the vulnerable points. They caned
attention to an ice factory and an eleo
fric f lighting plant. Both have been
marked for destruction when the bom-
cin-o ivo water suDDly of the ci
.. r.rr .i7 t ho American troops
vu ' . , V ..-
factory has suppnea iremi
. for it
has appliances tor aiinus
m.A - tt.nk -rniniit be made in 1
ortnurv has been r
to the front. Preparations for u
i. o r,at bv the rati
roads are deep with mud. It too
eral Miles six hours ana "
day to ride the twelve miles tr
boney to the front.
The American troops "c "-
i . i -An-iiaa o that m
end this struggle. They prefer
lVtrvXn V trenches.
There was a terrific rainstoC m on
Mday night, followed by heav J soak
ln rains Tuesday -and
The somiers i-j (::k nf Q ttinc
efforts to the not easy task : of B get ing
Ul I. , lm
rivers anu . A.
passable, he water nas ji
nearly all evidence of the patl.
of the volunteers and trebiea .
ltyeof setting artillery to ti
What was comp-i
-. o.ironrd narr efforts.
1m" horses U.
......... on-, horses stampede J I during
r : Jnt tho
heater of yesterday in .
the I rlgiueneu
filled the trencnes
into drainage auiu. KJllked to
er-where. The men slept staked to
thZ ioidiers spent their moJt miser.
able day In Cuba yesterd, ine
drencbln rain V"v2i through.
up2n . of water drippedJ upon the
and streams of water am
men huddled leneam in
Cooking was a lost art. TIk w
i en used
everything tnai irngm
for fuel. There was not
dry timber anywhere to t11
men had nothing io eai
Streams coursed down gun
the camps were pitched and,
. -. . ia rnni I I
the soiaiers iu oee i , ;it
. . v... k.r.omp shiny 1 mua pits
and the"..ads H
in the hospitals sunereu e.- ,'
Sei than they would have cfj,.ne under
a scorching heat. The r-aif oi muu
der and flashes of lightning were ter.
n nrp tilt I
.e.. , , Thou
retugees were :
sands of the poor cream. e.-.
. .v, Dt v Caney. rully half
of the w eVe absolutely wit'hout shel
ter. Women and children uy.
.,i,. riv. The) drenching
Upon l lie suancu .... -- i
rain made it Impossible to ifeht fires.
There came a rut m me
at noon the sun appeared. A light
breeze sprang up ana V."V
from the valley and mountain defiles.
As the first ray illuminated the g dt
of the oathedral of
cross upon me i' v. v-
Santiago a cheer burst from the throats
of thousands or ram-soaKcu
the trenches. The dripping flag above
the Spanish redoubt flarped its wet
folds and our battle flags along the
ine of rifle pits shook off e accumu
lated rain drops. The men forgot the
chill and their previous discomrorts.
Positions for new batteries were se
lected by General Randolphs chief of
staff, and the artillery in position was
inspected. The village of Calmenes a
suburb of Santiago, was occupied by
our troops on Monday. General Toral
has evidently withdrawn the greater
part of his forces into the city proper
for the purpose of resisting the main
attack from trenches in the streets and
from loopholed buildings.
The last act of General Shafter be
fore the arrival of General Miles was
to demand the unconditional surrender
of Santiago. He received no answer
from the Spanish. Fighting will be re
sumed as soon as General Miles has
looke dover the ground The Spanish
believe the Americans do not attack
because they fear foreign intervention.
The main blockhouse Jit outside the
city has been destroyed. A six-Inch
gun which the Spaniard were using
was dismounted and smashed to flin
deife. The Spanish fire was poor. Their
shrapnel was old ana useless anu
nt Tt,iodi. It had evidently been
lying in arsenals for years.
What might have proved a ?f,r,"3
mistake was made by the First Illinois
regiment upon its arrival at the front.
It fired upon the outpost of the rough
riders, which It mistook for the enemy.
The Illinois men discovered their rror.
however, before any damage was done.
Richard Harney, a New York sculp
. -on in v Pozo yesterday
morning from the camp of the rough
riders, was obliged to swim jViT"
Owing to the swollen condition of tne
streams it is difficult to communique
with certain portions of the American
POOR DRUGS FURNISHED.
M..nh ifice-iiicfaMinn has been ex-
-....i .ir tno nrfini here with the
quality of the drugs furnished for hos
pital use. The drugs wnicn mey
are ol dand most of them are worth
less. The surgeons declare iney "?
no medicine for ordinary ills, ana inai
siekness, added to the increasing pri
vations of the men. w ill cause the men
to run down physically. The doctors
declare that arter tne capture 01
should take the
llab V Vii Pi-" ' -.
men away who are now here and re
place them with rresh troops, in nu
way the army would become seasoned
for a fall campaign. The surgeons think
the problem of the health of the troops
is more serious than the taking of San.
tlavn and that the eovernment shOU!3
leave' nothing undone to Improve the
condition of the troops.
XT on 21 ro now at work repairing the
military telegraph line from Siboney to
the front, which was destroyea .:
rtwincr to the illness of the postmaster
jt Rihnnv nil mail received at that
place is held there a week for fumiga
tion Tho town was comnletely wiped
out by fire. Advices from Port Aan
tonio say the braze of the burning town
muiM ku noon then onil pnVt rise tO
the report that Santiago was being
Company A, First Pennsylvania vol-
nntfiaru nnnr at rhllrannailfa. - has a
new mascot in the shape of a pig. This
.... . . .l.l.n.1
pig nans irom tne sunny souium.nu,
u-i.Q ru . hnva rn K unA Is fast ac
quiring a military education. When you
say "Cuba" he grunts, but wnen uewey
Is mentioned he squeals.
The Second battalion of the new vol
unteer regiment of engineers will be
commanded by Major William Henry
Savage, the novelist. Major Savage re
signed from the army years ago and
IqIap .4w BArvlro In C.crvrit TTo won
CI., OCA.. t) V. . . . - - ' f" ,
his fame as a novelist through his first
oook, iiy umciai w lie.
Lieutenant Gillis, son of Commodore
Gillis (retired), who is attached to the
torpedo boat Porter, Jumped into the
oo noat. Snntlapn tn hpail off a stmv
torpedo dropped from a Spanish boat.
He unscrewea me Dusmess ena. openea
ko air valvo and sent it to the bot
tom. That is only a sample of the
stun! our boys are maae or.
Tlaa llhaHa Rtntt of Camhrirtea
Mass., has the distinction of being the
first colored graduate and the first
r.t ho so anil race trained entirely
in the schools of Massachusetts to be
graduated this year rrom ttaienne coi
Miss Emllle Waglner of Baltimore,
rormeriy a siuaeni ai ine rrawray i-on
servatory and a graduate of the Wo
man's oniTp-o nt Baltimore, has estab
iished a conservatory of music In a New
York tenement bouse with the idea
of Interesting the poor and Ignorant In
THIRD NEBRASKA REGIME!!,
BRYAN SWORN IN AND
Whole Regiment Passes In Review
All Companies Uniformed Ex-
ceptTwo-WIII Start For the South
Next Week to Join Gen. Lee.
It was a ereat day at Fort Omaha
i- J J I A Q n'MnAlr In
cousins and sweethearts of the 1.300
Kolillei hnva In enmn. toarether with
Lilt marni? ine niuLiiers 211111 pisiri?.
- ... . ..... I-I -
ma la rin t ivpn n nn Tripniis iraiarp- ucran
n wwlirt frrtm all nilFla if th RtRtP.
a n.l Ktr n'-trklr In tha n ft or norm t hf
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time set ror tne swearing in 01 coionei
xjryan anu ine musimug m ui L,,c
Third Nebraska as a regiment, a vast
number, not only of the classes men-
Mnnsil hut- cltlxena of Omaha and the
, - - -
west in general, were on the grounds,
filled with the military spirit of the oc-
r nsion and with admiration for the fine
. . , .
specimens of manhood already parad-
nig uriuic uiciii. .
All the companies had been uniformed
except I from Alma and F from Fre-
lliuui, anu tilt: Pi'.v iuv iv- " v .
VIFQUAIN IN CUMilAiVU.
T.toiitonntn Colonel Vlfciuain was in
comand of the regiment, his place in
charge of the nrsl oatauon Deing iaKen
by Captain J. H. Brown of company G.
The companies in this battalion are G
from Wakefield. C from Omaha, E from
Blair and K from t tastings.
The second battalion, commanaea uy
T II MpPIhv consists of com-
luojoi w r -
panles A from Lincoln, L from Indian
ola. M from Holt county and H from
Th Thir.i battalion, in charge of
Major C. P. Scharmann, is made up of
li from Cass county. irom rxemoui,
D from Omaha and I from Alma.
t. fl.ct Hnttnlinn stoml on the oa-
rade ground facing north, the second
in the same position back of the First
and the third back of the second, when
11 w t ?Pn w woe- shr rmfw V
the regimental eagle'. Uncle Sam Ewing.
of which company ii is justly prouu.
marched onto tne grouna, percneu on
a pole, and took a front position, evi
dently feeling in large measure a sense
of his importance.
BRYAN IN COMMAND.
Colonel Bryan dressed for the first
time in his new uniform, which is very
becoming, the cap, however, making
him look so short that people at a
distance disputed as to whether it were
he together with Governor Holcomb,
Adjutant General Barry, Adjutant Gen
eral Beers of Iowa, Chaplain Jordan
and Acting Hospital Steward Hart
quest, emerged from the hospital build
ing, were greeted by applause and ad
vanced to a position in front of the
first battalion, where they were met
by Lieutenant Duff and the regimental
band. Lieutenant Colonel Vifquain gave the
command to salute and every hand re
mained up until Lieutenant Duff had
administered the oath to the colonel,
the chaplain, the acting hospital stew
ard and the band.
Quiet fittingly reigned long enough
for the spectators to catch the mighty
significance of what they had seen,
and then the band began to play and
the soldiers to parade.
Soon they began to pass in review
before the governor and the now full
fledged colonel, every man giving the
salute as he passed. The scene was an
imposing one. and the passing of each
company seemed to add to the enthus
iasm of the multitude. Cheers were
given the companies appearing in citi
zens clothes, probably because It took
more courage to appear that way.
After being reviewed by the governor
and the colonel the regimental drill
continued until the boys had been on
the ground two hours and were wet
Lieutenant Colonel Vifquain and the
men under him managed the men with
great skill, and many complimentary
romnrks were made, both as to the
fine appearance of the men and their
precision in drill.
(n w t Rrvfln watched the pro
ceedings from a carriage and manifest
ed much interest in them. Charles
Bryan of Lincoln, the colonel s brotner.
was also on the grounds.
Rev F. F. Jordan. Ph. D.. arrived on
an early morning train, having bee
given a very flattering farewell recep
tion by several thousand people at
Grand Island Tuesday evening. He has
been pastor of the Baptist cnurcn ai
nm n,i island five veara and severs his
connection with the church only tem
porarily to become cnapiain 01 me
Third regiment, being given an indefi
n i , A lonvA of nhsence so that he can
take up the pastoral work again as soon
as his services are nor. neeueu in me
r w Ttrlrionthal has been aroolnted
regimental quartermaster sergeant, the
position having been made vacant by
the promotion of John P. Cameron.
Ulana. editors called
and shook hands with Colonel Bryan
early In the forenoon, being introduced
by L. T. Bentley, president 01 me fen
rt. la a sucrerestlon for the people
of Omaha In the fact that a few pretty
bouquets of flowers rouna ineir way 10
the sick in the Third regiment yester
day. m.o knvi are tellintr a trood Joke on
First Lieutenant G. S. Ralston of com
..onv a Rotnrnine from Lincoln Tues
day, where he went to get his personal
affairs in shape lor going soum, ne
offered to get a glass of water for an
1 , a nn th train who was eat
ing her lunch. Soon noticing the glass
empty again, he filled It a second time.
whereupon tne iaay smneu Kiatiuuij
v. 1 ndmlrlnelv at his
upon in,,, 1 . . . al .
new officers' uniform, and asked: Are
you the porter?" He didn't wan to re
ceive a tip
Th. mon who are running a pie and
lunch counter at the fort pay 20 per
cent of their receipts to the hospital
fund and the fund was increased to
the amount of $20 in that way Tuesday.
The doctors claim, however im
nie business is responsiDie ior a wibc
number of the sick calls in the regi-
State Superintendent of Public In- y01 '" lYhoJgh it Is confidently
struction Jackson called at the fort on "l01' offlcfall of the admlnis
hls return from the National Encamp- Pdtn tCe ' ,11 be no delay In
ment association at wasningxon.
was present last week at a reunion of
the Jackson family at BelvhJere, , IU.
Company 11 or uoionei uryun irs -
ment received a beautiful flag, the work
of a number of ladies, acquaintances
and friends of the company, inei 1-
dies of Waterloo, Valley and someOma
ha ladies contributed to tne purenujii
and the making of the nag. wrncn
v....)f..l offalr nnil COSt S35. TO
a. ucauinu. " - . . , j,
oresentatlon was maae aime "V
quarters or company .
- T T Hf Ian k u MA
Keefe of Waterloo spoae me
--o.r 1- now the best educated na
tlon of tne uonuneni, yi .. London. July 13. Tne aiaaria corre
hundred years ago German teachers In spondent of the Times, telegraphing
wnonr nnrta nf the country were so I . .
poorly paid that they used to sing in
front of houses in order to add to theli
income by odd pence.
Tho nnpen reeent of SDaln is a de-
scendant of William the Silent, the
most formidable defender of the Neth
erlands in their long war against Span-
Major Whlttel at Chlckamauga states result may possibly be a Partial recon
tht he has distributed 8,000 Sankey struction of the cabinet. The ministers
ini lie naa luuit , ennn t ,,nrll an A Senor Saeasta
hymn dooks ana nas wrmeu i u,uw
nfore. The soldiers sing from them all
over the camp.
vbraska Soldier who Refused to
Loan His Typewriter.
vattanooga, Tenn., July 8. 1893. Pri
SeoJohn G. Maher of company H.
teerv Nebraska United States Volun
VIctohe brilliant Journalist, scores a
,.nnd is acauitted. Colonel John
ber o'rV ot Chadron. Neb., ex-mem.
a prlvrfvernor nuicjimus "-fif "i.
Fishersotu,er )?, .,r ,iuh n-t
uc.an a-- - -"a"e8sive law-
r J, ...nf th best informed men
released Nebraska, has Just been
, k n'durance vile." The case
I tk.AiirkAnt Ihd llllinn ti
need an exi"""B""" " "I
I..,vnnnA Af uiiua. 111c
1 tne distinct refr wn
I . . Vl of
hole matter being
tv 'wAl of Mr. Maher to al
use of tii be appropriated
1 iow nis
i . . i .
I. , .. vpmmPIlL it beintS
I . . . . ' V he havLner Da id
1 ior ine iransporif" . - - . -
1 pamp Thomas atn 01 uuinc v
I The incident has i"-1'1"'""'
.nt.r..t ihrniiP-hnntViised widespread
vate proDertv Drivijr-v11110' by pr 1
I Jy -Jw oAlnvolved. and
1 tIJe unusual mil v v , .
bine. waeed bv T Sl rong combat
ag-am8t General atf , 8oldr
I mi SV' livision ofn-
1 1 tl . x liluni ciuiiifl .
niLb.mom nn.t h.gal counsel
I rloua reelments nave e."-
nr.vfltp opinions that Mr."311 theii"
f Justified in refu.Ver. was
up his private property toto give
the government. v use or
The writer was a visitor jt
Ko Mloelcclnnl hen An ii a rt PiCrday
onel Goran, ex-secretary of s(
gallant confederate oincer ana
the most deeply learned lawyert of
Mluclcclnnl HmIhkI that It waslD
legal opinion that Mr. Maher has a'
tinct rieht to refuse and dozens
others said the same thing. The det -
1 1 nt l i ieiil Lr i uoc
lliorilliettliou Oi vauiaui A'ci I'l u J i "
. . 1 f Mflhar's nrlnptnfll tiprspcillor
was evinced by the scathing rebuke ad
ministered by himself to the court, who
saw fit not to nllnlsh Mr. Maher. who
conducted himself throughout the trial
m a most aignineu ana Reniieinamy
manner, who stood his ground like a
soldier. Captain Dapray's ill will to
ward Maher cropped out in the fact
that after the decision of the court
u-ns riven to him ho hold hack the de
cision three days, during which time
he ordered Maher confined in tne guaru
house. He is a haughty, domineering
Wost Pnlntpr. who has been compelled
to lower his colors in this case, 'much
to the delight or many people. ine
heartiest congratulations greeiea ir.
Xfiihor on his return to his COmDanV.
and none were more cordial than his
gallant captain. Allen G. usher, wno
stood by him till the finish. There was
general rejoicing throughout Camp
Camp Thomas on his victory, where
the facts in his case are well known
to the soldiers.
Th iwrntiiarv sacrifices made by
John G. Maher to enlist as a private
and fight for his "Uncle Sam" in this
Hispano-American war entitles him to
much credit. He resigned a position as
official reporter of the Fifteenth Judi
cial circuit, which paid him $2,500 per
year, to fight Tor his country ai ia.w
per month. John G. Maher was born
in Wisconsin in 1863. his father a native
of Ireland and his mother a southern
er. He was educated in the publio
schools. After graduating he moved
to Chadron and was in the United
States land office and soon after was
elected Register of Deeds In that coun.
tv, which position ne nwea wiin crean
for two terms, being elected on the
democratic ticket when the county was
800 republican. At the expiration of his
term he studiea law ana was in isvi
admitted to practice, and In 1SJS, short
it? iu.fro lenvincr Lincoln, was admit
ted to practice in the supreme court
of the state. In 1S95 he was appointed
on Governor Holeomb's staff. He is a
r.o-cnai friomi of William J. Bryan
and a great admirer of him. He is a
distinguished newspaper corresponueui
and during the Indian campaign of 180
n .. ,i ivqi ha was a. war correspondent
for several papers. He writes with a
trenchant pen. Private Maher Is a tall,
aristocratic looking soldier, very bright
and smart as well as ponsnea in n
manners and a brave man both morally
as well as physically. He has many
Mi.n.ia in smith rarollna. His aunts
reside at Blaekville. S. C, and his un
cle, the late Judge John J. Maher of
Barnewell, S. C. was wen Known anu
beloved throughout the south. Private
xtahoi has a. host of friends in Camp
Thomas who rejoice at his release.
Ultimatum to Blanco.
-u'oahino-ton r f Julv 12. The re-
ikd Pi.mmniliirp Howell has noti
fied Blanco that If he does not haul
down the Spanish flag and prepare to
evacuate Havana the harbor defenses
win ho homharded was neither atnrmea
nor denied at the navy department. It
may be assumed, nowever. inai com
modore Howell delivered that or a sim
ilar message to Blanco.
It is a part of the general system of
terrorizing which is to be Inaugurated
along the Cuban coast. Blanco is hard
pressed for food, his supplies irom ja
maio tin ronfueeos have been cut
off. and half the population in Cuba
are thoroughly sick 01 ine ai a' i
desire a resumption of business and
normal conditions. Blanco and his sol
diers for months have been awaiting
the attack in a distressing state 01
Commodore Howell has In his block
ading fleet three monitors Terror. Am-
phitrite and Puritan ana expect
within a few days the addition of the
monitor Miantonomah and the ram
Katahdin. He can push these monitors
to within a mile of the shore and even
into Havana harbor itself, without in
Jury to them, presenting as they do
only curved surraces sngnny uuovc
the water line.
If Santiago is disposed 01 witnin tne
x.-oio-iit hours Sarnnson could
send a large part of his fleet as a rein-
An.on tn iiowoii. The sea attack
on Havana could then go on most ef
Will Mass Troops at Tampa.
Washington. D. C. July 12. Orders
iconoit from the war ue
partment to the commanding officers
at Camp Alger and Chlckamauga 10
have a large force ot men ready to
move to Tampa about July 17. ine
Third New York .regiment of volun-
jeer .m-. - - - -
ue inuuucu " - iTi. " ,m
The regiments for his expedition will
oe seiecieu on n.-.nuwi -
1 . . , nninmcnt anil or-
the surrender of the city of Santiago,
f"eSb,y at leat ten days
" f" "Sl mean army will have
i - . . . ,
been embarked. ,b, to ODtaln
" " LTrnnZtS It Is the plan
' government to utilize some of
- of the tls for the purpose of
tno armv from the United
1 it is now unaersiooa
rti wo win he sent In command
tho Porto Rican army. General
I Jv 111 i
I Miles will, as planned, be. the com.
1 ..gpnor sagasta went to the palace
I ,,,r, ored his resienation
and that of the cabinet. It Is said that
he advised the queen regent to appoint
I ..hinsi larcoiv of the military
eement, which would not necessarily
- j mean tne adoption of a warlike policy
DUt pr0bably the reverse.
"It Is generally expeciea uwi
. . ... .3 VsV 4- Vt a
resignation win De acc-epieu. wui.
01c " . ,,.
has doubtless given them . an account
6ENERAL GRANT'S METHOD
HOW HE WOULD HAVE CON
DUCTED THIS WAR.
There Would Have Been No Delay
His Great Maxim was "Forward I
No Rest for the Enemy I" Was
How would Grant have prosecuted
the Cuban war? Read the record. His
own matchless account of his cam
paigns tells the story.
When a possible conflict with Eng
land was once discussed with friends
"f wonlrl instantlv Strllro frnm Tto-
troit and other strategic points. If
oiiri man laucu iu lapiuie canauu in
thirty days I would cashier him from
fplfnlov'fl rovolt Affllnur Vita I .-i
of strategy recalls Grant's experiences.
TTVnm tho V ho. tnolT Plimmanil at
Cairo, the greatest fight of his life was
not against ine conieuerates, out
against Halleck with his strategists.
Grant's maxim was, "Forward! No rest
for the enemy!"
Who could imagine Grant allowing
Blanco in Cuba, two months for re-
infr.rrampntR and f f rt huildinff? Win
three years the insurgents had landed
expeditions on Cuban sell in spite of
spam and ner w,uuv iroops. w nen
the United States governir.eni appeared
on the scene her crack battleship was
blown up in a iwinKie. 1 nen reluctant
bikiu - ii iiii iii a.
ar was declared. And now, after
"lOIlins Ol wailllife, 6i"i oiinj a
.ll... fl.n. t-i noooauo rv hpfn u
ih.. fioot arc. neeessarv. becausi
in was given lime iu prepare in
.ANT'S FIRST BRILLIANT ACT.
0ldVwas In Grant's day. The sam
advaif of strategists opposed Grant's
clamor t every point, until publU
Grant weed the government to le?
him (peed. Even Fremont opposed
to caDtu'4'8 flrst Important act wat
noint on Paducah. Ky.. a strategi
Northern i hl rlver- above Cairo
rathlzera li'Cs Jlned "thtr 8m
agalnst oraPufacturlng sentiment
fwo" mon hs 'ory sayS that fo,
Grant was k-ter taking I'aducal
bv Fremont an trltl,y "latt
Dy f remom an lUowej to make n
movement of rrnn, rw
edly suggested ' 9i.h ar
St - lis? he asked In Stm
ber. lhbi. he asked jjon to takt-
tht, l?c-m "if -ation was un
notAeel Final'y h,e , allowed u
make a demonstration , d . th.
Misslssipp toward Bel,. &nd olh,,
points. A l the world k, how h)
cantured the town. Ge . .-..
says: "This battle conflrui" : lr
the belief on which he a.ays after
ward acted that when ntnVP nartv
Is well disciplined there is "thing U
gain In the matter of dlscnne The
enemy organlzt-s and Improvt J rap.
luiy as jruurwn, ana an in advan
tages of pron:rt movement are . .
- - -wsv.
HOW GRANT CAPTURED T1IF
Aftor Flolmont. fnr u-Vtw.u m..
criticised by the critics and apph.jdec1
Dy tne country, ne captured Fort MC
Henry (for which Art Halleck thai'ceo
Foote). then took Do ison of his o'vt,
motion, and no refereri e had previous' v
t.oon irimln tri thp act. ll'l,ii
riting about th v necessity v'
dovels and picks.,d reinforce 1
Urant captured I,eison wit(y
risoners. It was tlflrst gtva
nf tho war. V
n w. i 11111 i. i' j . .
nn ii..(llnir i hunt T ri
vininrv or ine war
Ben this glorious acnieent jj
. .. . U
not please the experts. It va!lot don(" I
according to tr.eir ruies 01 tegy
They wanted the strongholds t-en iR
a certain way. On the 16th, th, d 4
according to their rules of
A-s.a rm rt T r r T-1 1 I M ill 1
after the surrender of Donelson.
eral Halleck s chier or sta
nni not to he too rash
first dispatch ran: "Don't let gunb
J - niij npni li'ijiny. no, 111 auuniou 10 i
go higher up than Clarksville. Evtje and his second ofScer. Lieutenant
they must limit their operations to dev yon expect to start for Salt Lake to-
stroying bridges ana ranrou.
inmiuHoii.lv tn rario. loavlntr
return Immediately to Carlo, leaving
one boat at Fort uoneison.
Despite Halleck and tne strategists
Ized Grant's eenlu
and the senate Instantly confirmed his
appointment by Lincoln and Stanton as
major general of volunteers.
STANTON RULES OF WARFARE,
crotorv Stanton, who was also
fighting the strategists, held views sim
ilar to Grant's. Four days after Don
elson's capture he wrote:
"We may rejoice at tne recem -
.....1.00 fnr thov teach us that battles'
are only to be won now, and by us
In the same and only manner mai
ever were won by any people or in any
age since the days of Joshua, by boldly
pursuing and striking the foe. What
under the blessings 01 prunurmc .
celve to be the true organization of
victory and military combination to em
this war was declared in a few -word-by
General Grant's message to Genera.
Buckner: "I propose to move imme
diately on your works. "
in,i "hnt was the secret of Grant
mighty force? To General Sherman he
n -otiIv to his letter of con
gratulation over the fall of Donelson;
I hope you win earn ior youipm
that promotion which you are kind
.nnilirh tn c9 V holOrCS tO OlC I C8Te
nothing for the promotion, so long as
our arms are successiui anu mi trun
cal appointments are made."
nn tho Aav after the caDtUre Of Uon-
elson Grant wanted to follow up the
great advantages gained. He was anx
ious to push forward toward Nashville
Halleck and his strategists not only
opposed, but Grant was insulted, de
graded and relieved from his command.
ri.. Hin't iiiro his stvle of campaign
Grant was the Dewey of his day. H
believed in victory nrst. explanations
'afJT 91 rtoneral C Smith.
by Grant's direction, occupied Clarks
ville, fifty mties up me .......
Fort Donelson, and Grant so informed
Goneral Cullum and proposed the cap
ture of Nashville.
GRANTS DYIMU unui5.
Grant says In his memoirs, written at
Mount McGregor, as calmly and dis
passionately he reviewed the events of
if nrtlnlon was an d still Is that im
mediately after the fall of Fort Don
elson the way was open 10 mc
forces all over the southwest without
V. waatolonPA Tf One eeneral who
III UV I . icoio..vv, . , , , , . . .
would have taken the responslbilitj had
been in command ne couia nave mm cu
ed to Chattanooga, Corinth, Memphis
-triioirctviiro. -with the trooDs we then
ad. and as volunteering was going 01.
rapidly over the north, there would soon
have been rorce enougn m m
no- tn onorate offensively against
any body of the enemy that might be
found near tnem.
"Rapid movements and the acquisi
tion of rebellious territory would have
promoted volunteering, so that rein
forcements could have been had as
fast as transportation was obtained to
carry them to their destination.
"Providence ruled differently. Time
was given the enemy to collect armies
and fortify his new position, and twice
afterward he came near forcing his
northwestern front up to the Ohio river.
"I promptly Informed the department
commander of our success at Fort Don
elson and that the way was now open
to Clarksville and Nashville."
ctii itfp.V OPPOSED TO WAR.
Grant added that unless otherwise
ordered he would go to ruasnvme im
mediately and push on the campaign.
His zeal and genius were rewarded
by this letter from Halleck:
"It will be better to retreat than to
risk a general battle. Avoid any general
An iro orovnont vlth atfonC frtPTeS."
When Halleck reversed all of Grant's
plaris for a decisive movement and tele
graphed the government in Washing
ton: "Grant's army seems to be as much
demoralized by the victory of Fort Don
elson as was that of the " Potomac by
defeat of Bull Run."
Grant had gone to Nashville to look
over the situation and arrange for mov
ing forward his army and capturing
the city. It did not please the strate
gists. General C. F. Smith was put
in charge of Grant's command by Hal.
leek's orders, but happily Lincoln re
versed the order.
DIDN'T LIKE VICKSBURG.
Again, after the battle of Vicksburg,
which made Grant famous throughout
the world, it being achieved by violat
ing all the rules of strategy and book
warfare, and the routing of the regular
confederate forces for more than 100
miles in every direction, Grant says: above Fishing island. The big liner left
"I felt that the troops who had done ;Uantanamo at 6 o'clock Tuesday aft
so much should be allowed to do more, trnoon juiy 5 and did not make a
before the enemy could recover from
tne mow ne naa receivea, ana wnne
Important xoints might be captured
without bloodshed. I suggested to the
commander-in-chief the Idea of a cam
paign against Mobile, starting- from
Lake Pontchartrain. Halleck proposed
another course. So I
was obliged to settle down and see my
self put again on the defensive as I had
been a year before in the west Tennes
see. It would have been an easy thing
to capture Mobile at the time I pro
posed to go there. Having that as a
Iioko of onorntions troons could have
been thrown into the interior to oper
ate against Bragg's army. This would
necessarily have compelled liragg to
detach in order to meet this fire on
his rear. If he had not done this the
troops from Mobile could have inflicted
inestimable damage nnon much of the
country from which his army and Lee's
were receiving tneir supplies, au my
urgent requests were refused, when re
newed. "Tho cenornl-ln-fViiof hnvlnc decideil
against me, the depletion of an army
wnicn naa won a succession 01 greai
virtnrtos 1-1 nimpni'iii as hail boon the
ease the year after the fall of Corinth
w hen the army was sent where it wouia
do the least good."
VICTORY OVER STRATEGY AT
TVi a ABii1f t (ha araar A lea tra t rt
Rosecrans, following the refusal of Gen
eral Halleck to accept urant s sugges
tions, alarmed the government. At last
General Grant's glorious star was about
;o rise resplendent in tne heavens. At
ast the government, like McKinley to
day, resolved to substitute victory for
General Badeau says: "It was deter
mined to give Grant almost absolute
control of the forces In operation west
of the Alleghanles." The situation was
o serious that Secretary Stanton Joui
neyed from Washington expressly to
meet Grant (for the first time) and con-
.' r with him as to the he-st wav of
saving tne army anu ine union., ine
lisaster wnicn iiosecrans naa sunereu
in Chickamauga hastened this decision
ind the course suggested by Grant ror
nearly a year before finally was forced
ujion the government and accepted by
the powers at Washirgton.
C'.i ant was now in control of great
armies and great movements all hM
vn. Theory and strategy on paper
vanished. Rosecrans, Burnside and
.heir starving armies, bottled up in
ihe mountains of Tennessee; were
iaved, the Confederates hurled from
their positions at Lookout mountain,
rhattan.toga and other strongholds, and
i!rftnt ulth Khormnn nnil Mhorirlan al
lowed to finish up the war in his own
Atlanta. 0a. All the wounded at
ilcPherson are doing well with th
. ..t f v. i.i..i.... tOi
V -ption of Captain Bigelow,
.1 . . 1 . I . . 5 . ... .
,,es;K of hi3 wounds, is combatting a
' 1 1. . . , 11 . .
iigli fever, lie has a gunshot wound
: . . 1. . 1. : i. . m .1 1 .... . . .
ii uir iiiin iiu can 01 ine itrft, uur
"inger of the ft hand and his right
shoulder blade as chipped by a Span
ish bullet. Captain A. O. Ducat, Twen-.y-fourth
infantry, i improving rapid-
j. xie was wmn inroUKn ine inign
I t . . - ... ., ...
iiruiruiiii 1. . xi. vi asseii. iHemy.
(ond Infantry, of Pittsburg, Pa ,
-liT to Ket away from the hospital by
,ja'u 01 ine weeK. w niie using nn
irst Prone on his stomach in the
- . .vs fiff-htin- ,i.r.t-t i nl l:i fii
iieutr- - "
ind nasen entered his little finger,
anu pa. k;- 1 1
us teeth'" o '
nff out ad puncturing his jaw. com
scape trot1 small of his back. His
yarding theeat was miraculous. Ite
t the Twen ath ' Colonel yckoff
it Eaton, Pa.,,.ond- WI?ose home 1
a as attached. I which some doubt
today: iienant. wasseii saia
"Colonel Wycko. . ,
east twelve hourau ben d-ad , at
ody was in the dvhen found- ",a
jody. with perhaps wood and ";
Bottimes. a bandman. exception of
j t j 'ows Just how
,o Knman is now wnere
ie mei 11 is ueain. 1 uo
Lieutenant Perkins, Eitx t,tr
ind Lieutenant Salzman. n
a. 1 - v. .. cavai-
.-y, suiierine ""' of the
leat. are improving rapidly
Lieutenant George J. Godrrt
. 1 . 9 X"
mounded In the head, is entir.1";
1 f Au n ppr
uuuuiruD o. icicftiuiim ..1..
received during the past two days F"
Hundreds of telegrams have
ii rrts of the country maklne inJ
.ies as to the condition or tne men. 1
.tes as to tne conamon 01 me men. x 1
hospital authorities willing replied t
them, but were emoarrassea regarumjiui .o c. c - - i-t,
an appropriation for revenue stamp "You ask me," he said, how iim
. - . .. . - I 1 n ,1 T nnc.i'of. that I haVe Bl
ind infr.i-mol hv the teleeranh coin
pany that it would furnish stamps for
alii messages of this character.
The naval commission. of which
r.iontonant Rnp-ors is nrosident has ex
amined the wrecks of the Spanish fleet.
The board found the twelve-inch armor
of the Spanish vessels pierced in many
places. There were sixty-four holes In
Contain Rnu-sll of tho Soconri infant
ry was killed while directing the fire
on the Spanish outposts, ne was sirucn
in the forehead by a Shell. His wife
is a daughter of General Wheaton.
(Honolulu Evening Bulletin. June 24.)
On Isnvln? tho floot June 20 Oonoral
Greene of the flagship China appointed
. . 1 1 . . i .... -i t
tne sieamsnip oenaiur as ine uasMnw
for the remainder of the trip to Hono
lulu nn.l amvklntiwl Pnlnnpl Rrfltl tho
genial commander of the Nebraskans.
as commanaer or ine neei.
The men of the Nebraska regiment
volunteers which have been mustered
into the United States service, and the
colonel has been very highly compli
mented upon the appearance, efficiency
and gentlemanly conduct of his men.
The men are well satisfied with their
treatment on board and are greatly in
debted to Chief Steward Hume for his
generosity and kindness in donating
delicacies to sick men and others.
The men also highly appreciate the
untiring efforts In their behalf of Ma
jor Stotsenburg, Sixth United States
cavalry, whose long experience proves
of the greatest value to them.
Captain Taylor, company L. .the
"crack" Thurston Rifles company,
which won the national prize -at Mem
phis, Tenn.. two years ago, is the pet
officer of the regiment on account of
his efforts in proviidng the men with
frequent batches of fresh grub.
The First Nebraska regiment band
is a fine organization of talent. It Is
one of the best in the United States
aorvino nnA Intonriod to treat the DCO-
ple of Honlulu to a concert hadiUdg.
there been time enough. Lieutenae ut
Richards, director of the band, reryn, plin
the lack of opportunity to she
qual'flcatlons of his players. iiBELER,
i' countr, Neb.
The vote of the Free ChicBaiDs. I)eputy.
land In favor of union v-'or 1'lalntlff.
Presbyterian church v- .
and forty-one again- RUaranteed at Cole
ithe union will be ,;
GERVERA BROUGHT NORTH.
SPANISH ADMIRAL SAD IN
SPIRIT BROKEN IN HEART.
Cruiser St. Louis Brings In a Load
of Prisoners to be Put Off at
Seavey's Island -Cervera's Brave
Portsmouth. N. II.. July V . The
auxiliary cruiser St. Louis, with 746
Spanish soldiers, including fifty-four
officers, arrived in Portsmouth harbor
at 8:30 yesterday morning, and a few
minutes later dropped ancnor just
ernoon, July 5, and did not make a
stop until she dropped anchor in Ports
Including the prisoners there were
1,030 people on the boat, and of this
number there are ninety-one sick and
wounded Spaniards under the care of
A.lmlml fprvprn Is confinfil to his
cabin, having been quite ill for the last
three days, although he was able to be
dressed this morning. Captain Eulate,
who was commander of the Vizcaya,
and is among the prisoners. Is also
quite ill, having been wounded In the
head during the battle on Santiago.
At -ir. tho tiior A. W. Chesterton
drew alongside the St. Louis with
Health Officer F. S. Towie. wno went
He made a thorough examination of
the vessel, visited all of the sick and
rmmil that mout of the sickness was
due to wounds received during the bat
tle, or from exposure.
aii tho Srnnisili commissioned offi
cers have been on parole and had the
freedom of the ship, with one excep
tion, and he was tne governor 01 an-
t f n tri rip rnha. who was trying to es
cape from the city on Admiral Cer
vera's flagship when she was destroyed
on that memorable morning of July 3.
He refused to sign the parole papers,
and was consequently confined in one
of the cabins under guard. The re
mainder of the prisoners are connneu
between decks and closely guarded. A
detachment of twenty-eight marines
from the United States ship Brooklyn,
under Lieutenant Bordan. and twenty-
one marines from the United States
ship Marbiehead were put aboard the
St. Louis when sne lett ior ine noun
to guard the prisoners, btft they had
little or no trouble with the men.
Admiral Cervera remained In his
cabin during the trip. Health Officer
Towle visited him and was warmly
greeted. He shook hands with the
health officer and In good English said
he was situated very pleasantly on
the boat and had received nothing but
the kindest and most considerate
treatment from both officers and men
ever since he had been taken prisoner.
He had not been feeling well for
the last three or four days, but ex
pected to be all right in a short time.
He presents the appearance of a
broken-hearted man and keenly feels
the loss of his fleet, containing the
pick of the Spanish navy. The crew
of the St. Louis have had nothing
whatever to do with the prisoners
since they came aboard and have been
kept as far away from them as pos
sible. There are a number of Spanish sur
geons on board who have taken good
care of the sick and wounded pris
oners. There are about forty of the
latter, the remainder being ill from
the effects of exposure and the rain
.luring the battle. No one is allowed
on board the prison ship and none ot
the officers or crew are allowed on
At 11:15 the flrst officer of the St.
ruis, Ensign Payne, came to the navy
yard to officially notify Admiral Car-
opt" of the arrival of the prisoners.
from Capta lii-
Cadet -Fremont of the St. Loul
landed with a gig lorded with mail
from the fleet, and it was sent to the
postofttce. Ensign Palmer came ashore
with Important official dispatches for
Washington and left at 2:21 in the aft
ernoon with a large grip, which he
woul dallow no one to handle. Ad
miral Carpenter has perfected the ar
rangements to land the prisoners on
Seavey's Islands, and the tug Piscatau
qua will take the barges loaded with
On the way up from Santiago a
number of the Spanish seamen said
that they had enough of fighting, at
least with the Yankees.
Admiral Cervera's stay at the hotel
will be short, as the St. Louis will soon
leave for Annapolis.
The St. Louis came up from Santiago
with less than 800 tons of coal, and the
economy of coal consumption was the
cause of her slow trip.
Chaplain Jones of the Texas came on
the St. Louis and preached tonight in
the Congregational church on "The
Lady in the War."
Sherman Hoar of the Massachusetts
Volunteer Aid association has complet.
ed arrangements for sending to the
troops a large amount of supplies by
. c t m,;s It is understood that
this steamer, when she discharges her
iiiin t -
nriur.noni uiii coal at Port Leeds and
1 ... .....
then take a large number 01 irooyu w
Artmimi forvora came on deck this
afternoon and consented to talk with
01 ici iiw.i c.v. . .
representatives of the press who went
..... Wa O T i-i 1 1 i a nn a tllfi.
onl T onurnr that I have al
11;. i. u. u..v. . ui. .!. ...
vs liked, and I may say loved your
.ile, but this war nas Deen u uu.y
' ... ... 1 1 u mo T knew
t . lilt anu inc inri. ...... -
, he American fleet clearly out
n aS. us. bt It was a question of
,g tl' either Inside or outside the har
uor; . Sve many friends in America
ana na only the knaiest feeling for
tnem, uu y man haa a duty to por,
rorm to I country and all Spaniards
perform t.k duty- There has been
",UV IVIn Spain and I want au
fepam to hi.. tv, ,,., thnt pvprv
? T Too?ron fought until the
Inst, and thaf.h ,lM ,in no
HIUIC r sunn.
I have much,, t to know the
exact situation ppa,n. captain
Goodrich has trea. u Bn wrt, as any
one could be treat. , We nave bPen
quartered n the salo d h nothIng
to complain of."
HERE AND TBE
Sampson made the talk"4-hl-v
nlshed the facts. wiiey rur-
It is now proposed to estab. ,
rloane bureau In Cuba. V t,
matter with Schley's?..
Captain General Blanco's ttoui
ud In the nineties aerain lVw
armada sank in real salt
The eldest da
lov Aftua Pnua
an officler de rinstrln Ot
the French eoverr' w fen n tf.
er ei ct .
e, r' i ele v
Dr. Gertrud,'fSetr ,t Idr
nl,.llon n . tO brlB t I
been app-?1 the debt, leu hi
j . nd tbe cou t(ikir
"""""MM ufflclent (rUniiJ
wr- H U. therefore, ordedk
ipmitDil In theialdfcnj
ih.Annrt hnnn IntS vil I
. m m
braHkk, on the 23d f m VJ
be granted to wild 'or lbJ
mucn of tne aoove acRc.n to
Dated thli 10th dr"r- (
.ch la the nn
an area of 4 93I
?60 square feet larger
r.int? ' nag ln V wor'. The
.e Si. 5-8 Inches In diameter
eight of tbe flag is 26S pounds.
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