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THE J IE I) CLOUD CHIEF.
A BLOODY BATTLE OFF MANILA
Admiral Dewey Meets the Enemy
and Wins the Fight.
Spanish Cruisers Feel the Weight of Naval War-Flagshif;
Demolished, Another Burned, One Commander Killed
and Loss of Men Heavy-Spaniards Sink Their Own
Ships Rather Than Suffer Capture.
WAfiiil.vmnv, May I. The Hist bat
tle, of the llispuiin-Aincricnn war has
been fought and victory lies with Ad
miral Dewey's squadron under the
stars and stripes.
Maiiuiii, (V.'.'O . in. -Advices from
Manilla say Unit the American squad
ion, under Commodore Dewey, ap
peared oil' the bay of Manilla at .
o'clock tliis morning and opened a
strong cannonade against the Spanish
squadron and forts protecting the
The Spanish second class cruiser Don
.hum ile Austria was severely damaged
and her commander was killed. An
other Spanish vessel was burned. The
American squadron retired having
also sustained severe damage.
A second naval engagement followed
in which the American squadron again
suffered considerable loss and the
Spanish warships Mindauo and I'lloa
.were slightly damaged. During this
engagement the Cavite forts main
tiiincd a steadier and stronger tire
upon tlie American squadron than in
the llrst engagement.
Admiral Itermejo, minister of imi-
.rine, bus expressed himself as highl.v i
pleased with the heroism of the .Span-
isli marines and lias telegraphed em-
gratuhitions to Admiral Montejo and
the valorous crews of the Spanish
.squadron at Manilla under lire of su
8 p. in
The following is the test of
the ofllciul dispatch from the governor
general of the Philippines to the min
ister of war, ticneral t'orrea, as to the
engagement oil' Manila:
"Last night, April:.", the batteries
nt the entrance to the fort announced
the arrival of the enemy's squadron, j A ,,.,,, t)u. ,, Miiprode uncon
forcing a passage under the obscurity ceruedly half a mile from the forts,
of the night. At daybreak- the enemy i
took up positions, opening witli a '
Mrong lire against Fort Cavit and the!
"Our licet engaged the enemy in a .
Iirilliaut combat, protected by Cavite j
and Manilla forts. They obliged thei
enemy, with heavy loss, to maneuver
"At ',1 o'clock the American squadron i
took refuge behind tin: foreign incr- .
chant shipping, on the east side of the
"(lur licet, owing to the enemy's
niiperiortty, naturally sull'crcd a severe
loss. The Maria Christina is on tire
and another ship, believed to be the
Don iliiati de Austria, was blown up.
There was considerable loss of life.
Captain Cadaro, commanding the
Maria Christina, is among the killed.
1 cannot now give further details.
The spirit of the army, navy and vol
unteers is excellent.
"The second engagnient was ap
parently begun by the Americans
ufter lauding their wounded on the
west side of the buy."
At midnight the cabinet minister
speaks of "serious but honorable
Midnight An olllclal telegram re
reived at u late hour from the governor-general
nf the Philippines, says:
Kipaoteil I'.urop to tlriiwl.
Washington, May 2 It Is said
hero that tho hunnless growls that
Appear In tho I'uropeun pup-rs,. and
threats to Interfere to prevent the
United States forces from blochwdlng
the Philippines, wero fully expected.
During the civil war there wero a
great many attempts on the part of
Kuropenn nations to disregnrd our
blockado and many threats of inter
ference, nil of which came to naught
from tho linn attitude assumed by
the Secretary of State. In the present
rue the conditions of tho Cuban block
ade are much more liberal toward the
powers than ever lmmd before.
Admiral Montejo has transferred
his ling to the cruiser Isle th? Cuba
from the schooner Relnu Muriii Chris
tina. The latter was completely
burned, as was also the cruiser distil
la. the other ships having to retire
from the combat, and some being Mink
to avoid their falling into tins hands
of the enemy."
THEIR GUNS ARE SILENCED.
('alliums irl a llnl shut I'nini iiiiiwnn
The Sp.ini-.li I'lri'il I'lrnt.
Kt:v Wii, Fin., May 5 Yester
day afternoon the New Yorlc, with
eltflit well directed .shell) from tlie 0
inch gun on her port bow and two
from one of the S-inoh guns In lier for
ward turret, completely silenced and
rendered useless for both men or nuns
two Spanish forts ul I'ort. Cabanas,
twelve miles west of Muriel and thlr
tyflvu miles from Havana. As in the
case of Mu tun .as the tirst shot was
llrcd by a Spaniard.
About noon the New Yorlc steamed
up the west const. Following the ling
ship for quite a distance came the
Iowa, Indiana, Helena and torpedo
boats Porter and Krlcsson. Hut, after
Havana was passed, where the Helena
went in so close that a crashing shot
from Moro as momentarily expected,
the ships, with the exception of the
i torpedo boats soon returned to t lie i i
I'll. I. in full lin.i.l sf uln.it. i 1 1, ll.irr.
. iiiivi ill,, nun I I'l n. villi, .,n 1111
.ship bowled along until Muriel was
ri-nclie.l It was easy, from aboard
the dispatch .boat, without glasses to
..... .,. ..ommoti,m raised in the nrettv
little village by the presence of the
The people rushed wildly about and
small boats quickly nut in shore, ltut
there was no apparent life in either of
the forts on the two mils that cover
the approaches to the harbor.
The Porter st.'iuncd within half a
mile of them and the New York swung
leisurely at anchor at a mile range.
After Admiral Sampson had sur
veyed Muriel to his apparent satis
faction lie sent the llug.shlp clipping
I tiun-rilv further mi the co:ist.
and the Porter ami the r.ricssou
pushed their way ahead. Suddenly
there was u roar of a heavy gun. a
puff of smoke from the shore and tlie
little torpedo boat came .scurrying
back under the lea of the flagship.
The olllcers and men disappeared
from the decks of the New York Mice
magic and In less tltn than it takes to
tell it, one 0-inch gu i from her bow
The evening was fading fast. Quick,
good work was necessary. Another
shot from the llagship, one more from
the shore and the fort's guns were si
lenced Three 0-iueli shells had suf
Heed. Five more shots put a quietus upon
the fnrtllicaUous. The tirst shot was
Hred at d:W. At ft: 3.1 the New York
let go two (i-lneh shells, one nt each
fortification to complete the job.
There was no answer from the shore.
Ten minutes later the flag ship let
go two of her vinch turret guns, and
the shrieking shells left a trail of fire
easily seen In the dark shadows of the
At this lime the shore was hardly
visible, and the New York put back to
Npaultti Splrn at Work.
Nr.w Yoiik. May " A dispatch to
the New York Herald from Montreal
says: That Spain has arranged for the
use of spies in tlie present war is now
nn ascertained fact In addition to
tlie employment of the ordinary pri
vate! detectives, the Spanish minister
nt Washington, ever since the Cuban
insurrection begun, had a largu num
ber of secret service agents all over
the seaports of the Fuited States.
In Australian markets labhlts boll ul
fi cents apiece.
rrmrln; fur lloiiilmrilnienu
Washington, May '.'. Diplomats
here are making arrangements
through their country's consuls and
agents at Havana for the departure
of foreign officials and colonies ns
soon as there is any Indication of bom
bardment or any otlur move that will
Imperil tlie lives of foreigners resid
ing in Havana. A llritlsh warship is
now on the way to Havana. Germany,
Italy and Austria also have ships in
AYxat Jndiun waters within easy reach
of Havana to take euro of their cltb
XKWS OK XKBKAKICA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Mini liuporlmil Hiiii-iiIii(; nf llir I'usl
Slim I )ii). 1 1 r 1 -1 1 Mciillnni'il til for
Ilium of tlie Slut f I'menil 'I liitrniiKli
ICi'Mitiir of Ni'liriinkii Neil,
A good heavy rain visited the great
fr part of Nebraska Friday nighl.
from one to two inches falllugln many
Inhii illuklc. the eiglitcen-yea r-old
son of a liineoln liveryiuau. was so
badlv injured by being dragged in a
runaway death may ensue.
Hiram Welch, an old matt lifty-llve
years old, met with a serious accident
recently at Fairmont. Ile walk-d
into Small's hardware slit" and
st'pped into a trap i'o ir that luid been
left open ami fell into the cellar,
striking on his head and cutting a
gash several inches long. Ile was
brought up uncoils 'ions.
I-M ward F. I'hilhrook. u member of
(he Omaha guards, was married Tues
day evening in Council I Hull's to Miss
Henrietta Wells of that city in antici
pation of his departure for the seal of
war. The license was issued lit h
o'clock in Council F.luIVs and at !:.':o he
reported at the armory for inspection,
the ceremony having been performed
(Iny Livingston of I'latl-inoutli. son
of Colonel Livingston, deceased, nf Hie
First Nebraska regiment, called at the
state house, Ile has a company rcad,
to be mustered into the national guard
but says lie niny volunteer in the l.i n
eoln Light inlantry. Ile thinks of
volunteering as a private because he
believes that may be the only way to
go to war. Ills company was only a
few hours behind the Tcciimsch com
pany, which was the last taken tutu
Tlie thirteen-yeiir-ohl son of .Inhu
('limit lin of Webster, in Dodgi iint.v.
had a most singular and cruel experi
enee while in the Held harrowing, lie
was assaulted by two tramps who took
it into their heads that they wanted
i.i. i i i i . i
his lunch and were not slow to stoop
ton low and ugly ih'd to get il. The
boy was overpowered and tied down
on the harrow with the lines, the team
being still hitched to it. Ile wits dis
covered in tills condition several hours
afterwards. A search is being made
for the miscreants,
At the suggestion of General Man
ilersou. li movement lias been begun
in Omaha for the orgauiation ol
women's relief corps for relief work by
the women of America in the impend
ing war with Spain, in spite or the as
sertions of dispatches from Washing
ton that federal authorities have not
sanctioned the employment of women
as nurses. It is pioposcd to augment
the women's relief corps of the liraud
Army by inviting to member-hip all
women desiring to engage in such
work. It is also proposed to have the
organlation perfected and ready for
any work- that it may be called upon
to do at the earliest moment possible.
Sunday evening as il I in in (ireene a
sentry from couipain L. of the First
regiment, of Omaha was pacing his
beat at Camp Ahin Saunders. Lincoln.
K. L. Ilouhliug. driving in a carriage
with a lady, attempted to drive past
tlie place from which the sentry had
orders to keep cartages away. The
sentry warned him and then was forced
to seize the horse by the bridle.
Ilouhliug urged lnui along and the
sentry was thrown to the ground and
stepped on by the I orsc. injuring him
slightly in the hip and b -uising him
otherwise. The ciuijugc was stopped
and the iiaii taken) before (ieneral
Mills. He was giei
to pay for the
was ruined, he
e grounds at the
and after he promise
sentry's emit, whirl
was escorted out of t
point of tlie bayonet,
The Nebraska natbual uuard will
he mustered into tlie .ervice of I'ncle
Sam at Lincoln. ace ding to late or
dcrs from the secret
y of war. (ireat
r way for the
preparations are iiiiip
which time the pres
itatiou of rcL'l-
mental ami other en
rs will lie made.
excursions will be n
i from all Nt
impaiiles are re-
bra ska points. The
fruiting to M men in
I the total will
be something in the
','.10(1. The troops art
life, though some hi
me weary of the
ceaseless drilling. I
llnlcomh. in compii
y with cvliov-
ernor Alvin Sutiudcrl for whom the
camp Is named, revlived the militia.
which made a tint'
of Ord have a
bovs of Company
large eagle us a iiuisit. while tlie Te
ctunseh company's mSeot is "Muv" as
ugly a bull dog as ml wo ild want to
see. rriviue ,101111 1
panv, Chndrnn, was
and will have to w
Maher of II coin-
it after tattoo
1 dishes for a
week to square hli
elf. When the
guards huvt u mouir
they toss somebody.
ilodles are up In
the air somewhere in lie eainp all the
time. Visitors ure 11 neroiis. tlie mil
itary movements beli quite an at
traction to tlie elvtlh
All Nebraska cities hich had com
panics in the uii'tloni ruartls gave the
boys a royal send otr their departure
Governor llolcomb s issued a re
quisition for the appJiension of Wm,
Smith, who Is churg with stealing
beef hides from the s lghter house of
John P. Nighbert at atrlce. Ile is
under arrest at Siou.vity.
The safe In the lawlllee of Francis
Martin of Falls City
1 broken open
and all the viilmibl
These were found bit
at the Missiiu.
rl Pacific Mock yurib
Saloon licenses In South Omahn have
been nilseil from "lion to j,r,uii
Frank F, llelvey has been appointed
to succeed Voluey M. Street of Ne
braska City us postmaster.
The preliminary hearing of Frank
Fuhlro.lt. charged with burglarizing
llliiiuenthars department stoical Fre
mont, was dismissed, there being no
convicting evidence in tlie case. The
fact that bloodhounds tracked the boy
did not take wry well.
Charles. I. Vifquain. son of General
Victor Vifquain. has left Lincoln for
t'e Klondike region. Mr. Vifquain
mill join his In-other lihikely, who is
at' Dawson. Itlakely Vifquain has
bought an interest in several mines.
Ile reports that he p.iid ttl.filio for a
town lol in D.iwson. and that lumber
is selling there for Moo a thousand
A twelve-yeiir-old boy mimed Chat
ley Simecek. brother of Dr. Joseph
Simecek. was sulVoeatcd in a grain bin
containing corn, at I). I!. Hopkins' el
evator at Ml I her Saturday evening.
The bin is twenty-live feet above
the ground, reached by an upright
ladder, which the boy had climbed tin
seen by those In charge. It was not
known he was about the building un
til the choking of the spout lei to Uie
discovery of his body.
The recent trip of the Lincoln ilty
council tuOmuhu has uiorcsiiruilicauce
than was at llrst suppled. It was
made at the instance of the insurance
companies who are inclined to raise
the rates of insurance for Lincoln
roperty at least !." per cent unless
something is done to bring up the
ellleienex of the Lincoln lire depart
ment in the eyes of the insurance
men. The eouncilmeu while in Oma
ha, asked I hief lledell what in his
opinion was tlie matter here in Lin
coln at the time of the Davis Idoek
fir". The conditions were described
us ucarl.v as possible and he without
hesitation said that there ton few hyd
rants in I lie business portion of the
city and that the ones already existing
were too small for tlie use of the large
Marching columns of the Nebraska
national guards were cont iuiialh
traversing the .streets of Lincoln Wed
nesiiay on their way to tamp .l111
Saunders. It.v Thursday night at '.i
o'clock- tlie last company will lie in
cauii. 'iovcruor llolcomb telegraphed
the secretary of the war Tuesday night
that the Nebraska national guard were
ready to be mustered into service, lie
requested that the mustering in take
place in Lincoln. Nebraska will claim
the credit of being the first state in
the uiiiou to olVer its national guard.
The incoming trains bearing the
troops were all decorated: the engi
neers being especially patriotic. Trains
passing the grounds were abundantly
decorated anil the guards showed their
appreciation by liberal cheering. The
tirst colors unfurled mi the grounds
were thoe of the Omaha guards, who
marched to their places with their en
sign Hying. Tin- colors were hailed
The u ini is simply overrun with
visitors. They come in every way
imaginable. The traction company is
running ears every fifteen minutes.
The roads are black with bicycles and
all kinds of vehicles.
1 1 the guards remain in Lineoli.
long enough it is the Intention of the
citizens to have a big demonstration
at which time regimental colors will
be presented, speeches will be made
by tleiierals Thayer and I'urniis. who
eiiui'.iiauileil the First ami Second reg
iments Nebraska volunteers in the
late war. ticneral ui.isa Cobb, who
was a soldier in the Mexican us well
as the late war. will probably lie chos
en to make the formal presentation
The people of Omaha made the day
of departure of the Thurston Kitles
ami Omaha liuurds 11 grand holiday
and gave the boys a royal send oft'.
Other towns did likewise ituly on a
Itookkceper Dan Athen of the statt
exposition board has prepared the fol
low ing .statement to the governor us
required by law. showing the standing
ing of the fund appropriated for the
state exhibit at the exposition.
last drawn to
report. May 1.
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:uv ! r..."iiT 7!
71 (III l-'iSM) 111
71 ()( .Vili UH
:i: :io :1,i',",' '.1:1
1 .'ill 7.11 7(1
1 on i.!s'' 81-.
i.tv !, :p.;ii (i.i
1:111 :t:i :iiS in
I ,'.. .VI I .'. .VI
70 on 70 0(1
an mi :m7 hi
Salaries and wages.
Furniture A li.xtrs. . .
Supplies A ex'pnscs.
Agricultural tlept . .
Live stock dept
I Poultiy dept
, Floriculture dept. ..
I Kilufutlouul tlept . ..
Sod house ....
Decorations st hldg.
Grand total 81..V.M 77 S:.!i.H.'i.1 117
Fnexpended balance. 614.111 Hit.
While the amount thus shown to be
unexpended is considerable, it is a fact
that provisions have already been
uiado for the expenditure of the entire
appropriation except something like
The resilience of Mr. Curry, near
Agnew, wus blown from its foundation
Saturday afternoon. Mr. anil Mrs.
Curry took refuge in the cellar. Iloth
were quite seriously hurt by the cellar
wall being pushed In 011 them. The
bain was very badly torn up. One
horse was badly hurt. No other build
ings were struck by t lies wind and it
spent its fury on telegraph poles and
fences, fortunately missing tlie villagi
Great rejoicing prevailed In all Ne
braska towiiii 011 receipt of Dewey's
splendid victory in Manila harbor Sun
SPAIN'S FLEET iS ANNIHILATED ,
'Didn't Dewey Thing' to the Spanish "
in the Philippines.
Destroyed by Dewey-Three
tejo Admits That his Forces Were Utterly Routed
His loss May Reach 400---Saturday Night Dey
Boldly Challenged the Spaniards Off Fort Alanila.
r.oNov, Mar n. The tietaih of the
fialtle of Manila have been received
attlio llritlsh colonial olllce. Tlicv
eamo in two cable messages, iceeived
The first cable dispatch announces
that tho Fnite.l Slates fleet entered
Manila harbor at daybreak yesterday,
stationing itself opposite the city. A
fort opened fire upon tlie American
ships, whereupon they shifted their
position tonne near Cuvltsi, in Manila
bay. engaging in a tierce light against
botli the forts and the Spanish lleet,
The engagement here lasted two
hours and resulted in the aanihilatioe '
of tiie Spanish lleet
This dispatch adds that the Amer
ican lleet withdrew to their uiaga.ine
vessel In the center of the roadstead,
for the purpose of coaling One Ameri
can vessel, t!iu name of which is not
mentioned, is said to have been dis
abled. CotiiViiodore Dowev requested the
llritlsh co.isul, i: II. Kawson '
Walker. to convey a message
to the Spanish governor general 1
demanding the stirri'iidc, of all 1
the torpedoes and guns at Manila,
and the possession of the cable olllces, '
saying that unlcs these terms were '
compiled with ho would proceed to
bombard the city. ,
The first of the cab'e messages eniU
with tlie statement that the Spanish !
officials wero conferring with tlie
Kritish consul and the telegraph com
pany s agent, ami that pending a de
cision being arrived at the cables were '
not permitted to handle messages.
The second dispatch announced that
the Spanish governor general had re-
fused to surrender the torpedoes, guns j
ami cable olllces and that he had pro
hibited the agent of tho telegraph !
company from conferring with Com- 1
tnodore Dewey. 1
The message ended witli tho state 1
ment Hint the llritlsh governor of the
Straits settlement (an I.nglish posses
sion at the end of the Malay psniiisu- ,
la, about 1,00 miles from Mauilai ex- I
peeled that the bombardment of Ma- !
tiilu would begin on Monday morn
ing, wiicn tlie Spaniards would cut the
Tho first of these- cable messages
was received at li o'clock yesterday .
evening ami the second one was re
eel ved at m'dnight. I
No other messages on the subject
have been ree.'ived in Loudon, al- j
though the foreign ofllce expects news
from tlie llritlsh consul at Manila. ',
Therefore It is supposed that U13 c.x
leetatlou of the governor of the
Straits .seteinont lias been fulfilled I
ami mat me paniariit nave cut uie
. 1 . . 1 .... . 1 . .
kw louii. .nay v . oispaicu 10
the New 'lork Herald from London
"The Asiatlcsquadron of the Fulled
States, Commodore Dewey command-
mg. niiiitiay eugugeu nun uoiiineiei.
defeated the Asiatic squadron of Spain
In the harbor of Manila in the Philip
"All the news of the great naval
battle thus far Is coming from Span
ish sources. This shows conclusively
that Manila has not yet been taken by
the American forces and that the cable
lines are still under the control of
"From the fact that even tho ad
vices received from Madrid show that
the American warships fared the best,
there is hardly any doubt that when
-ompletc details aro obtainable It will
be learned that It was a crushing de
feat for Spain. Reports of the battlo
thus far are coming In piecemeal.
SPAIN'S 11KST SHIPS J.O.ST.
During tho two engagements that
(00k place Commodore Montejo, com
manding tho Spanish lbet, lost three
of his largest ships. His Hag ship,
the steel cruiser, Reina Christina, and
the armored cruiser Castilla were
burned, and the cruiser Don Juan de
Austria was blown up. Several other
Spanish vessels wero badly damaged.
"Ono report adds that several other
Spanish ships wero sunk by their com
manders to prevent their falling iuto
the hands of iho Americans.
MANY SPANIARDS KILLKIJ.
"There was a heavy loss of life
imong tho Spanish. Captain Darso,
commanding the Relnu Christina, was
killed. Commodore Montejo, com
manding tho fleet, shifted his Hag
from tho Reina Christina to the lsln
Jo Cuba, a much smaller steel pro
tected cruiser, just before the Chris
tina sonk. The blowing up of tho
Don dunn do Austria was attended by
s great loss of life among the crew,
her commander also being killed.
Madrid advices received In Parts say
100 Spaniards were killed.
"Commodore Dewey's squadron,
SAMPSON TO MOVE.
A Couoertsil Attac-s on Roma I'otok on
Iho Cuban Conit Looked For,
Kkv Wkst, Fla,, May ::, A demon
stratlou by tho flout off tho coast of
Cuba Is hardly expected to-day, but It
U understood a movement has bceu
Fi urn u I' lu tut- I'tud
London, May 3. Mr. Philip Caldo
run, the dlstlngulsed painter, member
uud keeper of the Royal academy
since 1877, Is dead.
Vessels Burned-Admiral Mon1
caving Subig'.s bay, n few iniTesI
Manila, about 1 o'clock S:ilu
fternoon, proceeded toward Man
.Fntler the cover of darkness he enl
.'d tho harbor of Manila.) The If
erics located there announced
American fleet's arrival.
Cnliiliiiiiliiri' lrxi'..'fi II ifj Ship lljinil:i.
wi:nt to i! utli: at nAYimnAK
"lloth fleets lined up for battle nt
daybreak about .. o clock Sunday
morning. The guns of the American.
warships began firing on tlie forni .w"-l
of ( avito and the arsenal of Manila.
"Fntler the protection of the guns
of these fortilications tlie Spanish
warships opened fire on tho American
"For 5ever.il hours the harbor re
sounded with the roar of guns, llm
crashing of steel and timbers and tho
shrieks and groans of the wounded.
"Thick clouds of smoke at times al
most obscured tlie opposing Heels
from each other.
0N1: shot di:sti:oyi:d don.ifan
"A well directed shot reached the.
iron cruiser Don .liiau tie Austria, n
vessel of 1, 100 tons. A terrlllu explo
sion followed and the ship was blown
"All tho time during the first en
gagement the American ships wero
under way, their maneuvering being-
111 tended to render the marksmanship
of this Spanish gunners less effective
"The Ain.,can squadron .about 9
o'clock drew off to the west side of tho
bay and took icfugo behind soino of A
the foreign shipping. The ships had
ivifletl t t V sllfV.ip.nl itiiiit.tit.ifi lit.i .In,,,-
. -........, ....... . Vl'll..ll..lftk. Is! lllllll'il
age. Alter some hasty repairs tiny
returned to the coutllet.
"During this engagement the gut
of Cavite maintained 11 steadier 11 A
stronger lire upon Commodore Dewi '
ships than in the first encounter, IIJT
the American guns were being if?
with telling ellect.
Till: SPANISH FLAGSHIP A FIR II
, ...s u,,. hmol,c lifted it was eor;
that the llagahip Reina Christina waff
,, Hre. The vessel was completely
burned. In the interval between the
two engagements Commodore. Monte lo
, moved his llr.g from the Reina Chris-'l
t,lu tl) the tnialler cruiser Jsla deV
ruua. To the fact that ho made tliUl
ehauge he doubtless owes his life.
"The cruiser Castilla, next to the?
flagship the laigcsl and most power)
fill of the Spanish squadron, was alsi
burned The cruiser Don Antonio del
I'lloa ami the Mindanao wero ulstl
badly damaged In this encounter.
"J'htit the American squadron ro'
ccivetl severe daniago in tho engage
ment cannot be doubted. Karly re
ports bud it that fivo of Commodore
Dewey's ships had been sunk. Later
advices from Madrid put the uumbei
IIKAVY SPANISH LOSSES.
"Thero wero undoubtedly bcavj
losses in mou on both sides. Ono ap
narently trustworthy renort slater
that tho Spanish had 'J00 killed uni
iuii wumiueii fi
'Trustworthy details of the Amora
lean loss of life will hardly bo obtn fi
ablu until Commodore Dowey I
taken Manila or has sent a vessel j
dispatches to Hong Kong." j
SITUATION AT MADRID.
Kitreme rrcosutlnni Adopted to Cheej
Incrnitilnr I'libtlo lnillcnatton.
Madiiiii, May 3. Tho nuthorltitj
fniii.i lin.-n nfln.itml (tin IIin.Qt. (ivt.rrf
,,li.U ..... .....,,. .s... ...- .
irlltnry precautions to check thi
creasing public indignation nt 1-
Spanlsh defeat at Manila. lMartiJ
law will be proclaimed If the gover
meat is provoked over hostile dei
onstrations in tho streets. 1110 re
ing of discontent prevails every whor.
Tho military feel equally wim .
civil elements tho effects of tho dls.
ter, in which, according to ono n
nouncement. "our inferior warcra
although they fought plucklly, p.
Ished through lack of foresight in t
The general lone of tho ncwspapi
even In the case of the minister,
press, is calm.
iviuii flat tns Kniire Town. 1
1'KIMY, Okla., May 3. Parties
riving hern from Duncan, Intl. Tfl
a town of 3,000 people southeast?
here, report Hint a cyclone. stnv
there last night at 10 o'clock-e'
wiping out the en tiro town.
was killed and ten persons hurt,.
L til ay tlnlctr m Sulntn,
TorKKA, Kan., May 3. Gover
Lecdy ori'.crcd a saluto of twenty I
guns fired at noon In honor of
victory of the American lleet la
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