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A BAD SEA HORROR
FRENCH LINER BOURGOGNE GOES
DOWN WITH SIX HUNDRED
The Preetdeat Prorlalnu A Dajr of Thanks
giving by I he American People Attack
Ob ftantlaft-o May be IJeta-rd for Many
Halifax, July 7. Tbe French trans
Atlantic (tratner La Bourgogne, which
left New Yotk on Saturday last (or
Havre, tank after a collision with the
Britlah ship Cromarty eh ire in a dence
fog, sixty uA s south of Sable island.
Tbe collision occurred at 5 o'clock in the
rooming of July 4. Only 200 peraoni
-were saved out of tbe 800 souls aboard
Tbe Allan line tteamer Grecian, Cap
tain Nanan, which nailed from Glasgow
on Jane 24 for New York, arrived here
yes'erday towing the Britlah ship
Cromartyshire, which haa been in colli
sion with La Bourgogne. It report
that the latter sank almoet immediately.
The passengers and crew saved 200
persons in all. Of this number 170 of
the saved were passengers and the other
thirty rescued were members of the
crew of the French ateamer.
Only one weman was saved. The
ofiicera of the La Bourgogne were
drowned, with the exception of the
pa raer and three engineer.
A liny of Tliauknglviuff,
WaHi.N0TOM. July 7. President Mc
Klnley at 11 :30 laat evening issued tbe
following proclamation to tie American
To the People of the United States:
At tbie time when to the yet fresh re
ineroberano of the unprecedented auo
cess which attended the operations of
tbe Uniied States fleet in the bay of
Manila on the first day of May laat are
added the tidings of the ne less glorious
achievement! of the naval and military
arms of oar lieloved country at Santiago
de Cuba, it is fitting that we ehonld
pauae, and, staying the feeling of exul
tation thdt too natu-ally attends great
deeds wrought by our countrymen in
our conntry'g ranse, should reverently
bow before the throne of Divine Grace
and givo devout praice to God, Who
boldeth the nations in the hollow oi
ilia hands and worketh upon them the
marvels of His high will aud YVo thus
far vouchsafed to us the light of His face
and led our brave soldiers and seamen
I therefore ask tiie people of the
United States upon next assembling for
divine worship in the r respective places
of meeting to offer thanksgiving to Al
mighty God, Who, in His inscrutable
ways, now leading onr hests upon the
waters to unscathed triumph, now guid
ing them in a strange land through the
dread shadow of death, to fuccees, even
though at a fearful cost, now bearing
them wituout accident or Iocs to far dis
tant climes, has watched over our caure
and brought neater the success of tin
right, and the attainment of just and
With the nation's thinks let there be
mingled the uation's prayers that oui
gallant tons maybe shielded from harm
alike on the battlefield and in tbe clash
of fleets and be spared the scourge ol
suffering and disease while they are
striving to uphold their country's honor;
and withal let ti e nation's heart be
tilled with holy awe at the thought ol
the noble men who have perished as he
roes die and be filled with compassion
ate sympathy for thoce who sufei
bereavement or endure sickness, woundi
and bonds by reason of the awful strug
gle. And above all, let us pray with
earnest fervor that He, the dispenser of
all good, may speedily remove from ui
the untold alH ctions of war and bring
to onr dear iand the bles-ings of restored
peace and to nil the domain now ravaged
by the ciuel Btrife ti e priceless boon ol
security and tranquility (Signed.)
Executive Mansion, Washington, July
No llattlc Near.
Wahiiisioto.s, July 7. By comparison
with what has gone belore, yesterday
was vary quiet at the war and navy de
partment?. There were bulletins posted
in tie former di artment, but none ol
more recent date than yesterday, and
so far from Indicating an impending
battle the general tendency of these
bulletins was to show that no forward
move is in' absolutely immediate con
templation. Deep concern is felt here
at the deprivations and sufferings of our
troops lying in trenches and in field hos
pitals surrounding Santiago, and there
Is everywhere a disposition to insist that
hereafter baste shall be made slowly,
and that the equipment of our soldiers,
the commissary and quartermaster's
applies, tbeir ammunition and their
boapltal stores shall Incomplete In every
respect before they advance further.
This is likely to bs the rule even at
the expense of time in the face of tbe
citieietn of an eleu.ent that has been
vehemently insisting upon rushing the
campaign without. regard to coat in blood
fatal Mboutlna Affray.
Pittshuk'i, III., July 7. Because of a
booting affair at Hulls, this county,
business is almost at a standstill, and
the excitement is intense. City Mar
shal, Gerge Douglas, who had been or
lered to arrest Heory Landsum, shot
and killed the latter when he leslsted.
(a opposing the marshal Landrum fired
Keral sects, two of which wounded
mbrs of the city council. One ol
them was hit In the leg, while the other
lames Hyson, received a shot tn tbe
wwate. He will die.
SANTIAGO IS DOOMED
IkafUr AaaaalM the Kaetay
aad Tney an
Washington, July I. In a high dip
lomstic quarter it was stated that word
had been received indirectly, bat in
such manner as to receive credit in this
city, that the American forces bad taken
Santiago. Tuere is, of course, no ineaus
of verifying this statement, but it is
given in view o' the fact that tue diplo
matic souross, who credit the report,
usually are in a position to have accur
ate information. Tbe fact that tbeir
information is indirect must be further
taken in'o account.
The Fig iil otlicd has received the fol
lowing from one of tie officers at the
"American troops driving Spanish
troops back. Wounded being brought
in right along."
BEGUM IN IARLY MORNINO.
Plava Del Ebi, Cubi, July 2. A
general assault on the city of Santiago
de Cuba by the land and sea forces
of tbe United States begun this
morning. General Lawton advanced
and took posetsion of Cabona, a suburb
of Santiago. Morro caatle and the other
forts at the enterance ol the harbor
were bombarded bv our fleet. The Ves
uvius used ita dynamite guns with good
Tbe Spanish fleet in the harbor Bred
on the American troops, who were very
close to the citv. Hard lighting all
along the American line was in process
at 11 o'xlock. Nine wounded Cubans
have been brought in.
shatter co.sriKMS it.
Washington, July 2. Secretary Al
ger has received the following ds patch
from General Shatter, dated at 9:45 a.
Camp at Seville, Cuba, July 2.
Action now going on, but firing light and
desultory. Begun on right near Caney,
Lawton's division. He will move on
norlheest part of Santiago. Will keep
you continually advised of progcess.
Biief as i. was, the telegram told the
Whole story that th" first shots of the
long-expected clash of arms, probably
the first gr at land engagement of the
war, was under war. It ent thrill
through official circles from the highest
to the lo seat. Secretary Alger was the
first to read it. ' Ho passed it to Gener
al Corbin, adjutant-general of the army,
and diiected him to lake it a, ence to
the White bouse. General Corbm went
to the president, carrying the original
dispatch, lie wns hack shonly, and
thn a bulletin was posted giving the
dispatch verbntim. Until then the
higher officials, only, had known that
the hour was at hand.
The news sp:ead through the coirider
and a wave of awe-like agitation and
exectency took bold of everyone. A
great crowd of correspondents struggled
about the bulletin board, messenger
toys dashed off with Jiepatches, the
clerks, men and women, turned from
their desks and gathered at the door
way. Memtimi Secretary Alger remained
a is desk while the usual train of
callers pushed tbeir way forward. The
secretary p ewrved bis usual outward
culm but t lose near him said the news
from the field had sent the same thr 11
to the secretary .hat prevailed else
where, aud even more, for there wis
the persona! consideration that the eec
re'ary'i" son, young Captain Alger, now
on the staff of General Duffield, was par
ticipattng in the engagement now on.
As the secretary started tn the cabinet
meeting he spoke with satisfaction of
the lact that sudicieut time had elapsed
to permit General Shatter to get bis
army well concentrated at the front and
thrown out into good battle formation.
The secretary felt that our forces were
on the aggressive and that the mere fact
that the action was now going on showed
that Shatter had hided bis time and was
ready to strike his blow. Word had
come, prior to the Shatter dispateh,
showing that the aitillery, which had
been brought to the front had been well
TBI FKESIDEKT NOTINBD,
Secretary Alger directed Adjutant-
General Corbin to notify the president
at once of the text of Shatter's message,
and it was done immediately.
The president will be kept continually
advised of all news.
General Shatter reported to the presi
dent today that he began attack on San
tiago this morning and that it is now
going on, beginning with active skir
mishes. Secretary Alger left for the cabinet
meeting at 11 o'clock saying that noth
ing moro had been received since Gen
eral Shatter s diet dispatch. The secre
tary expressed confidence that our forces
are well armed and in position to give a
good account of themselves.
Damaged Ijy Wind
Ban Fbancisco, July 2. A severe
dorth wind has done considerable dam
age to grain and fruit in the Sacramen
to and San Joaquin valleys. The great
est lors will fail upon tbe growers ol
wheat. Some conservative farmer esti
mate that 40 per cent, of the wheat has
been threshed out by the storm in cer
MeetUg of Blrycle-Worker.
BurraLo, N. Y., July 2. The inter
national association of bicycle workers'
convention was concluded yesterday and
tbe following officers elected j President
D. J. Mulholland; first vice president,
B. C. Henry ; second vice president, K,
A Harrison ( third vice president, F. J.
Ancnsi fourth vice president. P. M.
Foley i secretary and treasurer, W. E.
It waa voted to change tbe name to
the International eseoelatlon of blcyels
workers and allied sMcnamcs.
ALL SHOT TO PIECES
FLEET AT THE
OF THE SEA.
Gaaa of aa-apeou'i Fleet Turned I' pun It
aad Kne-ay Literally Bitot to Fiecea
Cetera Hiuieelf a t'rl.uner, Tofelhe
WltU Thirteen Uiuidretl Meu.
Tin milks west or tbb kktbaxcb or
tub Uahuuh 6amiaju d" Cuba, bun
day, Juiy -if, 4 p. iu., by the Asauciaied
press diepaicb boat Wanda, to rort
Antonio, Jamaica, Monday morning,
July 4, via Kingston," Jamaica" July 4,
4 :4S a. m. Admiral Cevera'a fleet con
smuDg ol tue armored cruisers Cristobal
Colon, Almiraute Uqueuda, Infanta
Maria Tereaa aud Vizcaya, and two tor
pedo boat destroyers, the Furor and the
Pluton, wnicti bad been held in the
harpor of bauliugo de Cuba lor six
weeks past, by the combined squadrons
of Hear Admiral Sampnon and Commo
dore Schley, lies today at the bottom of
the Caribbean sea, off tbe southern
coast ol Cuba. The Spanieb admiral is
a prisoner oi war on the auxiliary gun
boat Gloucesier (formerly Mr. J. Pier
pont Morgan's yacht Cjrxair) and 1,000
to l,5u0 other Spanish otiicers aud sail
ors, all who efecaued the lnghllul car
nage caused by ti.e l iell from the Amer
ican warship, are also held as prisoners
Ol war by the United Slates.
The Spaniards, when they found tbey
would be permitted to live, adapted
themselves c.jfnionably to the situation I
rolled their cigarettes and began play
ing caids among themselves.
TUK AMKKICAN V1CTOKY OoMl'LKTX.
The American victory is complete, and
according to the best information ob
tainable at Una .line the American Ves
sels were practically untouched and only
one man was killed, though the ships
were subjected to tbe heavy fire of tbe
Spaniards all the time the battle lasted.
Admiral Cervera made as gallant
dash for liberty aud the pr. servation oi
his ships this morning as haa ever oc
cuied in the history of naval warfare.
In the face of overwhelming odds, with
nothing but inevitible destruction or
surrender if he remained any longer in
the trap in which tbe Americau neet
held him, he made a bold dasu from the
barber at the time tbe Americans least
expected him to do so, and, fighting
every li.ch of his way, even when bis
ship was ablaze and sinking, be tried to
escape the doom which was written on
tbe muzzle of every American gun
trained upon his vessels.
I'URSUa T1IKM KliLtNTLKSSLV.
The A nt ricans saw him the moment
he lelt the liar; or, and commenced ihe.l
work ol (iesiruviiou immi-dutety.
For an hour or two they followed the
flying Spaniards to tbe westward along
the snore line, sending shot atur shut
into theii blazing hulls, tearing great
boles in their steel sides and covering
their dtcks with the blcoj ui the killed
At no lime did the Spaniards show
any lndicutiou that they intended to do
otherwise than uht to thy last. Tbey
showed uo signals to feunender, even
when their snips commenced to Sink
and the gr at cluds of emote pouring
from their sides showed they were on
tiie. But they turned their heads to
ward tbe shore less than a mile away,
and ran them on the beach and rocks,
where their di struct on was soon com
pleted. The officers and meu on board
then escaped to the shore as well as they
could with tne aatiiiauce of boats sent
from the American oien-uf-wnr and then
threw themselves upon the mercy ol
their crptois, who not only extended
to them the gracious hand ol American
chiva'ry, but sent them a guard to pro
tect tbtiu from tbe muideruus hands ol
Cuban soldieis bid ng in the bu:hes on
tbe billside, tager to rush down and
attack the unarmed, defeated, but valo
LITERALLY ellOT TO PIKCKB.
One or another of the Spanish ships
became tbe victim ol the awlul rain ot
shot and shells whch the American
battleships, cruisers and gunboats
poured upon them and two hours aitel
the first of the fleet had started out ot
Santiago harbor three cruisers and two
torpedo boat debttoyera were lying on
the sho.-e, ten to fifteen miles 'west ol
Morro ensile, pounding to pieces, smoke
and flame lesuiog from every part of
them and covering tbe entire coast line
with a mist which could be seen foi
CLRVXKA OLAD TO SUBBKKDKB.
Admiral Cervera escap. d lo the shore
in a boat sent by the Gloucester to the
assistance of the Infanta Mar a Teresa,
and as soon as he had touched the beach
he suriendered himee t and bis com
mand to Lieutenant Morton and ssked
to be taken on board the Gloucester,
which was tbe only American vessel
near him at the time with several oi
his officers, including tbe captain ol the
flagship. Tbe Spanish admiral who
was wounded in tbe arm, was taken to
the Gloucester and waa received at her
gangway by her commander, Lieutenant-Commander
who grasped tbe hand of the gray
bearded admiral and said to him x
"I congratulate you, sir, upon having
made as gallant a tight as was ever wit
nessed on the sea."
then placed his cabin at the disposal ol
tbe Spanish officers.
At that time the Spanish flagship and
four other Spanish vessels had been
aground and burning for two hours, and
the only one of tbe escaping fleet which
could not be seen at this point was tbe
Cristobal Colon. But halt a dozen curls
ot smoke far down on the western hon
son showed the late that was awaiting
her. The Cristobal Oolosv was the fast
est of the Spanish ships, and she soon
gained a lead over the others aftet leav
ing the harbor and escaped the effect ol
the shots which destroyed tbe other
vessels. She steamed away at treat
speed, with the Oregon, New York,
Brooklyn and sevj-al other ships iu
pursuit, all of thetn firing at her con
stantly and receiving fire themselves
from her after guns.
Bowl Mae at KprlncfleM
BrninoriKLD, III.,July 6 .The Capital
dty cycling club's ten-mile road race
on the state (air grounds track yester
day afternoon was witnes ed by thous
ands ot people. The day was cool end
(air and the track fast. Lawrence Ham
ilton, with a handle-p of two minutes,
won the first prise end aleo the time
priaet time, 27:29: Roy Heironymus,
one minute handicap, second i time
mill and A. J. Meeter. tcrttob, third,
time, M:16. Leonard Wood won ths
priaw lor the beet time lor lite saUee
TO ENTER THE HARBOR.
Ce-ablaed Xavy aad Land Attach by
Haaipeaa aad Shatter.
Washington, July 6. As a result ot
the cah.net meeting yesterday instruc
tions were sent by the president to
Admiral Sampson and General Shatter
to confer together concerning a joint
pirn cf attack upon tbe city. Upon tbe
outcome of this conference depends tbe
line of action for the immediate future.
For tbe present the land bombasdment
by General Shafler'a forces has been
deferred, as tbe situation has so com
pletely changed hy be annihilation of
tbe Spanish fleet that it is manifestly
the part of wisdom for this land bom
bare" ment to await the co-operation
and support of a bombardment from
Admiral Sampson's fleet.
Up to the close ot office hours yester
day no word had come either to tbe
war or navy department, bo far as was
disclosed, as to what determination
had been reached at the conference.
At the same time it is the clear expec
tation of the authorities here that the
conference will result in a determina
tion by the admiral to take his fleet
through the narrow neck of the harbor,
make his way past the shore batteries
and fortifications and take position be
fore thtcity for a bombardment. There
is reason to believe that the instructions
sent to Admiral Sum peon at least con
veyed the desire, if not the instructions,
that he enter the harbor. But it is
said that the admiral and the genera
continue to be the supreme officials in
authority and that being on the scene
fully alive to all the conditions their
judgment will be taken as final in the
course to be adopted.
can pass the mebrimac.
There is said to be no obstacle, as fir
as navigation is concerned, to the en
trance of tbe bay by the American fleet
The Cristobal Colon, which cleared tbe
Merrimac and get out of tbe bay Sun
day, drew twenty-three feet three
inches, wh ch is viilt.in seven inches ol
the draft of the battleships lows, Indi
ana, Massachusetts and Oregon, and is
greater than the draft of the Texas.
Moreover, the navy department has
known for tbe last ten days that tbe
neck of the channel was open, despite
the sinking of the Merrimac, and that
there was a clear seaway of seven
fathoms, through which any ship in oui
navy could sail. This removes all diffi
culty, except from submarine mines, oi
from ti e shore batteries. As to the
m ties little account is taken of them
eh;e the Spanish fleet pased over them.
"tie Spaniards aie in the habit oi
using contact mines, so that there is
little likelihood of the e being mines
operated by electricity condected with
t lie Bhore. The forts and batteries have
hen bidly weakened by the constant
tire of the fleet for many weeks past and
while still a factor, they are greatly
On e up to the city, the fleet and army
could combine in a terrific double flie,
lo iess tl an 293 heavy guns wou!d be
trained from the Ameriean ships on ths
city and at the same time the big siege
guns, which it is expected have been
brought to the front of Shatter's lins
would rain down a torrent of tteel from
that quarter. The siege guns throw
shells of 136 p ends. Aside from them
there are four Morton howitzers. These
are in tbe heavy artillery, while ths
light artillery embraces a great number
of guns of 3.2 calibre. Combined, th e
fire from land and sea would be terriffio
in iu effect.
FOKBIONERS ASK DKLAY.
The ac ion of the foreign representa
tivt s at Santiago gives additional reason
fir deferring t'te bombardment.' It'wai
made known late today that one of Gen
eral Shatter's du patches stated thai
these representativi s had joined in a re
quest to him to put off the shelling
of the city lor another brief period until
their respeoive colonies could be re
moved. This a;counts for the departurs
of the forlegn war ships from Santiago
harbor, as they are bearing away tbe
foreign residents in the period before
the bombardment begins.
SCHLEY DKSjKRVING Vf THAMES,
R -pn-sentative Berry of Kentucky in
tioduced the following j.int resolution
Kksolvkd, That tbe thanks of con
gress and the American people are here
by tendered to Cemniodore W. S.r-ohley,
if. S. N., and the officers and men un
der bis command, for their heroic and
distinguished conduct in destroying ths
Spanish fleet in Cuban waters on ths
3d of Julv last.
The resolution was referred to the na
val affairs committee.
Mr. Berry, In speaking of tbe resolu
tion, sxid :
"1 propose that the officer to whom
the gl ry is due stall be recognised.
Hcbley is the real hero of tbe incident.
He and the brave hand of officers and
men under his direction are the ones
who achieved the victory and all honor
should be given them. Sampson com
mands the fleet in those watets, but it
wss Commodore Schley in command
when Cervera and his fleet made ths
plucky Bttempt at escape and it wss
unde; Schley that every one ol that
Spanish fleet met its destruction.
t-chlev and bis men have performed a
notable feat that will eo down in his
tory hand in hand with that daring
forcing of Manila harbor by IKwey on
Mav 1. Congress should he prompt in
recognising their services snd there
should be no tlelav in tendering IU
thanks and those of the country to the
real beroi s at Santiago.
OH' to Haatcn Departure.
San Francisco, July 6. In accord
ance with the wishM of tbe war depart
ment Major General Otis proposes) te
hssten pieparations for the departure ol
more troops to Manila. The Peru and
City of Pueblo can sail this week II ee
ordered. The Pennsylvania baa been
favorably pasted on by Ma or Rnhlln,
chief quartermaster. The Titanla will
be taken by tbe government on ita re
turn from northern ports, and other
(teamen are bejng considered.
RUMO&S OF A BATTLK
SPANIARDS START THE 8TORY AND
CLAIM A GREAT VICTOR v-
Advices from Bharter'a Headquarter! QnlU
te tbe fentrary Preparations Using
oa lad Day of Battle But
Madrid July 11 a. m. A rumor It
in circulation r ere tonight, though un
confirmed, that there has been a great
battle at Santiago de Cuba resulting in
favor of the Spaniards.
The governor-gene-i of Porto Rice
cables that the cargo of provisions and
war material of tbe Antonio Lopes hat
Oh Board Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dandy, Off Jurugua, Pro
vince of Santiago de Cuba, Wednesday,
June 20, 6 p. m , via Kingston, Thurs
day, June 30, 11 a. m. The foicee ol
the American army are being mobilised
as rapidly as possible in the vicinity of
Aguadores, four milei from Santiago de
Cuba. Tbe moment tbe tedious task is
completed the attack on Spain's last
ditch on the eastern shore will begin.
When that will be General Shatter
himself cannot say.
The troops can be moved without seri
ous delay and are pushing forward rap
id. y, but the movement of tbe pack
trains, wagons, ambulances aud artillery
is taxing the skill and endurance of the
officers and men to tbe utmost. From
Baiquiri, where the artillery was landed
to the present point of concentration
the road runs through a tangle of trop
ical undergrowth, up and down steep
hillsides and over treacherous swamp
horde: ed streams for a distance of over
twelve miles. Through,tbis continuoui
tnicket the rear guard of the army is
cutting ita way. Engineers are at work
eveling the track and filling pits, whi'e
i large force of regulars and volunteers
with axes aided by Cubans with
machetes are hacking down trees and
slearing out the brush. A few light
zuns have already reached this port.
The siege guns are uot yet within five
miles of the vanguard.
SHATTER XOVES TO THK FRONT.
General Shatter left his ship today
arid took up his quarters with General
Wheeler at the fr. nt. His appearance!
there gave risa to a rumor that an at
tack on Santiago would occur tomorrow
but the Btaff officers tonight say it is
Impossible to get the army in shape to
itrike a blow lor several days.
About 2,000 troots are camped four
aiilca east oi the besieged city and tbe
remainder of the forces ttretch along the
read frem here to Bargua and Baiquiri.
The advanced forces are in a eemt-cire e
the left ilaiik resting about two miles
rom those under command of General
Jhaff, e, with the extreme right under
command of Colonel Miles, about a
mile t i the northwest.
Beginning with the Twelfth infantry
it the extreme left, the Seventh, Seven-
; enih, Fourth. Twenty-fifth and Tenth
n'antry extend to the right in tbe order
lamed. Beyond them picket lines aie
sstablished three-quarters of a mile
nearer, Santiago city being in plain
light of General Chaffee's and Colonel
VI iies' troops.
Much amusement has been caused
iniong tbe officers by tbe large number
f Red Cross flags floating from build'
n;s in Santiago. Seven such flags
:ould be counted today, and it is report-
d that two more were hoisted tonight.
Ihey are all flying from the largest and
nost prominent buildings, and our
itticera say the Spanish soldiers evident
y Intend to thus try to protect every
pi ice in the city offering a good place
tor the American artille y to fire upon.
DAYS WITHOUT ISCIDSST.
The piet day or two the land
places have been without incident. Trie
jogpital corpg has finished ita camp and
several patients are already undergoing
'.real ment. There are quite a few cases
jf measles under care of tin physicians,
out a majority of the cases of sickness
result from the heat and the extreme
wardships -the men have undergone,
particularly in waiting for shelter and
iood during tbe landing off Santiago.
Ti e Fleet lies silen .ly and grimly wait
ing for tbe moment to come when it
hall finally measure its strength with
the harbor batteries.
All day long four American men-of-war
lay within a mile and a half of
Morro's guns but not a shot was ex
changed. The sailors on board oould
llmuHt hive exchanged words with the
toldiers on shore, and the fact that the
Spaniards did not risk a shot or two is
taken to indicate that they are very
short ot ammunition. The Iowa, Mas
sachusetts, Indiana and New Orleans
could easily have been hit, ss tbey lay
utmost motionless within such easy
range, but Morro might have been a
country school house for all tbe hostile
demonstration it made. Word w s re
ceived by Admiral Sampson today tht.t
the Spanish supply boat Purieima Con-
cepclon, which escaped from Jamaica
recently, baa arrived safely at Tunis
tbe paot of Senotl Splritus, on the south
ern coast ol tbe province of Santa Clara
The naval officers here are much cha
grined at the fact that tbe steamer got
read and Clothe Cabana.
Plata Dkl Estb, Guantauamo Bay,
June 30. (Delayed n transmission.)
A party of sixty-lour Uuoans under Uen
eral Perres, who are taking part in th
siege ol Guantanamo, nave been (ed,
clothed and armed by Captain MoCalL
ol tbe United States cruiser Marblebead.
They returned to the front today. Thi
Marblehead today landed 5,000 rationi
(rom the State ol Teias tor a few Cuban
famllea, forty mile in the Interior, la
the vicinity of Qeneral Feres'i tooaa.
recent census gives M in den a
lation of 1,840.
Tbe Edgar Post advisee tbe
to sell their wheat and buy govern man
A bolt of lightning killed three horaaa
beloning to Wiilian Mizner of Sbdfaaan
county. s -.f
Several farmers in Sherman ooasitw
bare been beaten of late by lightniagj
rod agents. '
The Genoa Indians are uniformly eva
eeesful this year in their base bail onawj
Ansley paid, for cattle, hogs and grain)
from September 1, 1897, the sons ej
Some unaccountable distemper hew
killed off a number of cattle in Scott'
An exchange says that tbe beet
schooner is doing its part to sustain on
The Baptist society at Ragan, Harlan
county, thinks itseil strong enougn to
build a house of worship.
John Sheridan, a prominent farmer ol
Dawes county, dropped dead recently
on the streets of Gothenburg.
Hail did some damage to a portion ol
Oedar township in Buffalo county and
also in tbe vicinity of Sumner.
Ben Brown of Cozad, who is almost
totally blind, recently bad his pension
raised from $12 to $72 per month.
A Custer county boy was bitten by
rattlesnake. Tbe utual antidote waa
administered with favorable results.
W. L. Parks of North Platte raised
ninety-four bushels of strawberries and
expeots fifteen buBhels of raspberries.
The two-year-old son of Isaac Jones,
living near Sidney, was kicked in tbe .
breast by a horse and died in a few
The five-year-old son of A. Burch at
Oakdale fell from a hayloft, causing
soncuBsion of the braia. His recovery
Superior has a new state bank, organ
ised with J. S. Johnson president, Tay
lor L-swis vice president, and William
Wilson cashier. 11
Tbe people of Stanton have been or
dered to clean up their premises or sub-,
mit to having it done and tbe cost add
ed to their taxes.
Shakelford in his Allen News suggests
that a comDanv be formed from the
nrintir.ir otlicua of Nebraska to tender
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their services to the government.
While practicing atTilden with a tar
get rifle, L. E. Oarscallen accidently
shot Ernest Moore in the bip, inflict
ing a painful but hot dangerous wound.
An innocent farmer of Odessa, Buffalo
county, gave a smooth agent his note
for a lightning rod, and tbe lightning
rod has not even put in an appearance.
Frederick Happold, a young man
working on a farm near Stanton, re
ceived a sunstroke while on his way
home to dinner and waa dead when die
The Box Butte bank that was sup
posed to be badly insolvent has paid de
positors 60 cents on the dollar and has a
tew blocks of collectible paper still on
The veteran editor, M. K. Turner, and
his estimable family have tbe sincere
sympathy of all Nebraska newspapet
men in the loss of tbeir daughter and
Ed Adkins of Butte was gattered in
by a deputy marshal and taken to Oma
ha to show cause why be shouldn't be
punished for selling budge to bad In
Tbe Dodge county board has patrioti
cally decided to pay the bills for board
Incurred by the volunteer soldiers wha
have gone to Fremont to be mustered in
to the service.
J, W. Bradley of Lonp City was struck
by lightning on the 19th of May, and
died a month later, lie was a man
highly respected. A wife and seven
Ti e ordinance against using tbe side
walk for a bicycle track is being flai
rantly violated in Broken Bow, and th,
city marshal is on the war path after
Little Dick Graham aged seven o
Edgar is the toughest youngster in Na-
braska. Tbe hind wheel of a wagon
loaded with sand passed over his body
without doing any particular damage.
The young college man who makes
his hair look fluffy and looks sternly at
tbe audience gathered to tee him gradu
ate, says the Juniata Herald, tbinti he
bas solved tbe problem of life.
Three tiughs connected with Lemen'a
circus attempted to rob a man In a
saloon at Bla'r, when tbe marshal put
in an appearance and they turned on
him. There wss a hot time in the old
town, and peace was establised only
titer the marshal had beaten two ol the
men into insensibility and whacked the
atber once or twi.e for luck.
Reports ol thieving come in free
Saunders county Irom different sooreea.
One night about 12 o'clock tbe farm ol
Bob Green in Pohocco precinct waa
preyed upon to tbe extent of six hogs,
fifteen chickens and a set ol fly note.
The same night, Julius Nits, a neighbor,
hoard tome miscreants about bis eblck
en coop. Ha bad just on shall
be reamed Into hie shot gan
sway. The men took to their
1th dlapatob Mo trees of
sW kwaa f onant,
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