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THE UtiD CLOUD CILLtiF.
OFFICIAL REPORT FROM DEWEY SPAIN LOST TWELVE HUNDRED. TROOPS ORDERED TO TAMPA.
Not One American Life Lost-Mas- Loss at Manila UnderestimatedOn General Miles to Go to the Front at
ter of the Situation.
the Verge of Revolt.
The Enemy's Loss Was Over 150 Killed 250 Wounded The Spanish Residents Threaten to Depose the Governor
Soaniards Held as Prisoners-Complete Victory Over the General of the PhilioDines-Accordintr to the British
Officers and Men of the Regular Army Rushing as They
Have Not Been Called Upon to do Since the Days of
Spaniards -The United States Commander Says He Needs consul the City Has Provisions for Only a Few Days1 Civil War-Will be on Cuban Soil Within a Week
noininK ananas man in ui nia mciLy American aoiaiers bUTTerea win ine tieai vv - ianwi ja.iuis m caiiieai.
Wvniixniox. M.iv 'i Secretary
Long ;it lui.f past loo cluck this morn
lin; road tho following dispatch to
newspapermen ast oiuuio.luro Dewey's
'.Ma mi v. M.iy 1 -The squadron ar
rived at Manila at daybreak litis
morning. I iniiii'il lately engaged the
enemy und destroyed tin following
spiinisli war vessel.- Kolnu Christum,
asltlki. I -In.). Isle du ( iib.i. iiiu'i-at
l.co, tlio Duoro, Corroo, olusco.
Mindanao, one transport and tho
w.itiT battery at Cavito
"'riu squadron Is uninjured and
only a fou men wore slightly wounded
' The only means of telegraphing is
to tliu American consul at Hong
Kong. 1 sliull communicato with
liiin. Dewey "
Tlic net dispatch finm Commodore
'Cum:, .May !. I hnvo taken pos
session of the naval htatlon at Cavite,
on the 1'hlltpplno Islands. Have de
ployed the fortifications at bay eu
tr.inec, paroling garrison
' I control tint hay completely and
ean tnke the city at any time
"Tho hrpiadron Is In excellent health
und spirits. Spanl-di loss not fully
known, but ery heavy l.Mi hilled,
including the captain of Keiim Chris
tina. I am assisting in protecting
Spanish sick and wounded.
"Two hundred and lifty sick and
wounded in hospital within one lines,
.Much excitement at Manila. Will
protect foreign residents. Dun cy."
Washing i on, May 'J Notwith
standing tho fact that everybody for
several davs has been in momentary
epctation of eablo advices from
Commodore Dewey, tho town was
thrown into the wildest excitement at
breakfast tlmn this morning by the
issue of extra papers announcing thn
arrival of tho McCulloch at llong
Kong with dispatches for the govern
ment from Commodore. Dowev.
The state department hat the honor
of ncelvlng tho first news. It came
in the shapo of a cablegram of threo
vtoid from United Mates Consul
Wildman at Hong Kong, ami was as
follows: "Hong Kong. McCulloch.
That is tho usual form In which na
val movements aro reported by eab'o.
This dlspiteh was jeeeivcd by Mr.
Cridler. third assistant secretary of
state, who was turned out of his cot
by a messenger boy nt I. in o'clock
The naval officials wern promptly no-
tilled and awaited with Intense inter
est the dispatch which was expected i
'o surely follow from Commodore.
The experience of tho navy depart-,
meni is that a cipher message from
Hong Kong takes about sis hunts in
transmission to this city. As it came
In tho department cipher, tho trans
lation of the report took .some time
Tlio cablegram from Commodoro
Dewey reached tlio navy department
at 4:11) n. m. Allowing six hours for
transmission nnd an hour for trans
lation, the full report from Dewey
wns hardly expected to be made pub
lie much before noon to-day.
At li. 10 o'clock Manager Marenu of
tho Western I'nlon Telegraph com
pany appeared at tho department
bringing with hiin n sheet comprising
four lines of tho mysterious jargon
which makes up tho naval cipher. He
handed this directly to Secretary
Long, who gazed at It for a moment
and then turned it over to Lieutenant
Whittlesey, one of tho cipher experts
of tho navigation bureau, for transla
tion into Rnglish
Then tlio secretary made a pretense
of sitting down at his desk to transact
other business, but It was plain to b.
hccu that in spirit ho had jumed the
anxious thro lg of newspaper men and
Hnoi Cunnt It Open to Hot I
Nr.vv Yoiik, May 0. A dispatch to
tho New York Horald from Washing
"If Spain desires to Baud a flout to
w Philippines to attack Commodore,
Vvvey's forces she Is at perfect liberty
send It through tho Sue, canal,"
S tho statement made by a high
'Jul of thCState (Upartmcut.
'here is a great deal of popular
inco on tills point. Ah a matter
.the bum canal is open to bel
IT " it 'i '' v A s &dm ' ii
' mwm i &gM3MflHMHtf ;
oflleials. who thronged the reception
room and tho corridors waiting for
The naval cipher is ono of the most
complex In the world. Tho messages
conic In words of strange formation,
taken from all languages. These
words are turned by tho translating
clerks into groups of flgu.'cs and theso
in turn aro resolved into ttiulr equiva
lent words in English. All this takei
A Mi HAD TO WAIT.
Meanwhile, Secretary Alger, hear
ing of the receipt of news, had eomo
over from tlio war denartmc'it to seo
lils eolleaguo, but he also was obliged
to wait patiently for tlio translation.
Senator llo.ir, a n her of the for-
eign relations committee, also joined
Secretary Long anil waited upon tlio
eablo experts. About 10 o'clock a
leading ollleial, in tho kindness of his
heart, as ho expressed it, came to
tlteir relief ami gave them a short
abstract of tho cablegram so far us
Til UN CAMH Till: NUWS.
This only whetted the interest of
the crowd in waiting. Half an hour
later Secretary Long appeared with a
copy of tlio translated cipher in his
hand. There was a great rush to
wards him, but tho secretary good
naturedly mado allowance for the ex
citement of tho crowd nnd .smilingly
rend from tho corner of tho room luto
which ho had been forced, tho cable
gram. WAS ONLY FIRST DISPATCH.
It was immediately noticed that tho
rablegrain, as olllclally promulgated,
did not entirely agree with tlio brief
summary of its points which had been
previously given out. nnd the immedi
ate presumption was that in tho short
time accorded for consideration tho
ofllelals had concluded tiiat it was
public policy to expurgate the dis
patch. Thus, as mado public, it con
tallied no reference to the cutting of I
the cable by Admiral Dewey; to tho
fact that ho lacked men to take pos
session of the place, and dually that '
he had the entire bay of Manila at hh
It was also noticed that tho dis- i
patcli bore date of May 1. The Me
Culloch could not have occupied more I
than si days in innking the short run
ncross to Hong Kong. Therefore, it
was immediately assumed thaT. tlio
uboe dispatch was only tho first of
two more that had been brought over
to llong Kong by the McCullocli.
DY'S WORK IN A WAV WOKDS.
In other words, Commodoro Davvey
had written Sunday night; stating in
Ids message tho brief account of tho
day's work, instead of sending it im
mediately by the McCullocli to Hong
Kong, ho had delayed that vessel for
two or three days at least, probably
to use her in tho subsequent bombard
ment of tlu town and forts.
The events of these last few days,
without doubt, were madu the subject critical The Hritish consul report1
of ono or moro olllc'ial dispatches that the city has been entirely cut of)
which are to follow tlio original ines- i from outside communication both l
W oiun m.v, May 0. Assistant Sec
retary Vanderllp hns received a eablo
from a friend who was on tho McCul
locli during tlio great naval engage
ment in Manila, in which ho says:
"The Spanish lleot of eleven warships
was destroyed totally. Host of all no
American ship was lost or even dam
aged. No American was killed and
only six Americans wore Injuicd.''
Cnrtet In Komi of llralm.
London, May U Tho Madrid en-re
tpondont of tlio Morning Post srys
i uero was never sucn a collection ol
unknown, brainless and serviio hull
vlduals as the present majority in tl i
lower house of tho Spanish purlin
incut, Senor Siigasta has many hard
ships to contend against, but tlu
worst is tho stupidity of his following,
Equally broken Istl-o second reed, tho
fl lelity of tho urmy. Tlio urury is
faithful, but its fidelity is to Spain,
not lo the incapihlo who has hnuiM
her over powencss to her cucmi.
1 A I'rlt itn KIIU a Hoi-Koint ut Mnlilln 'Jim h Wl'tZ1' " r' Vv ' '' . - r
Monnr, Ala., May u -Sergeant vf J ,, ' itti WM';) . , ' V jjjtf --';, jjlfc
, Crowley of Company A. Third in- '7ii Wl&Xifdl , yJt&&J'fflp3
fantry, was shot ami killed last night tM ' wP?i' ' Si'-''
1 ut tho army camp by a private of the - f , '' 'Yjftfcffi ' 'SMt'i &Sll . . ,
Nineteenth, whom he was trying to ,' PV" W' wLV'''llli
i ariest for drunkenness. II' ' V. x?T rx a , HlVT'
MONITOR MONADNCCK. C1??aU. ? J
New Vomc. May ID - disp-ii.'i to
the New York Herald from Manil.i,
May ., by way of Hong Kong, ester
day In a follows:
Having learned that the governor of
Manila had refused to let tlio etblo
company transmit our messages, torn
modore Dewey hont tlio tucuh'Mit
steamer X.tflro a short distune.; down
the bay and had her out the cable.
As soon as tho natives ashore
learned that the Spaniards had been
driven out of Cavito they began com
ing in crowds to pillage. I'inally they
became so bold as to attack the hoi
pltal, audit was necessary either to
send a guard of American .seamen to
protect the wounded or transfer them
Manila. The latter was dono Wod-
lesduy, Commodoiv Dowey utlll.'.ing
captured steumers for tills mrH),o.
All tho houses of Spaniards In tho
own of Sail Roquc, near Cavite, wero
i absolutely gutted by the natives, who
, even ventured into the arsenal and
carried olT niuny boat loads of furni
! lure and stores before the marine
guard was posted at the gates '
I 'I'lio Spanish defeat was advertised
for miles away by tho ships burning
in Cavite bay. The Castllla, which m '
set a lire In Sunday morning's batt..',
I was a magnificent mass of flamci i
twelve hours later, and continued to
burn all night with brilliant inton
I boarded the Don Juan do Auitt-ir..
I Idn do l.u.'ou and Marquis del Oncro
while they wero still burning. 1
, found them tltted up with lino Canut
rapid-tire guns and must of the mo J-
I eru Improvements
. I did not discover until after wo had
spent the afternoon In their vicinity
that all their largo guns had been loft
loaded with powder and shell, making
them peculiarly dangerous to small
j The guns generally lay level juot
above tho surface of tho water. As
, several of them wero pointed at the
arsenal, their charges wero tirst drawn,
then "drowned," ns tho lire rihjh
reach them at any moment.
All our men suffered greatly from
the heat during tho action, for they
were shut up below, with furnace
blaitig and tho tropical sun pouring
down its heat rays Probably so .'oral
of tlio men woutd have succumbed out
for the excitement of battle.
1 find that in my previous dlsp-itchcs
I underestimated tho losses of tho
Spaniards in Sunday's battle.
Tho surgeon of tho Castllla tell-, jrc
that Admiral Montejo was wounded;
tho captain, chaplain and ninety
others were hilled and ninety wound
ed on tho Castllla; l.Vi were killed a id
ninety wounded on tho Ileina tris'ria,
Admiral Montejo's flagship: five were
hilled and twenty-nine wounded on
the Dor. Juan do Austria; four wero
killed and fifty wounded on the Den
Antonio tie llloi.
As 1 am leaving the ha.-bor tlu s, u
ntlon In the city of Manila is very
sea and laud and lias only euou
provisions left to last a few days.
ROWAN SAFE OUT OF CUBA
lliirrltt ArrunEeil Willi thn hnorrt Srr
tlm nnionr tu Cn-Oprrntn Willi V.
Nassm;, llahama islands, M.iy 10.
A S, Rowan, Nlnotountli infantry, U.
S. A attached to tlio secret service
dopartmoiit, arrived hero last night
from tho north sido of Cuba in an open
boat with a party of nix Cubans.
Rowan savy twolvo warships moving
eastward. Ho brought maps' "tfW
plans, saw (Jarcla und arranged for
Ills co-operatiuU In the landing of
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mttm: ni:us i'uom snorr:.
It is Impossible to open communica
tion between tho shore and the Joel:
therefore news about events usher" h
ery sciree nboird the American ves
sels The little that has !'il:
through indicates the probability that
tho insurgents will soon attack the
city Spanish tesidents of Manila are
very hitter 'igainst the governor gen
eral and are threatening to depoje
The more I recall the events of last
Sunday's battle the more mlraculnus
it seems that no American lost his
The shell that entered the I'.oiton's
wardroom was going straight for
Paymaster Martin when It exploded
within live feet of him, yet ho was not
Aboard the Olympia tho surgeot '
operating table was placed in tlu
wardroom Chaplain I'V.i.ler, who
was assisting tho surgeon, had his
head out of one of the (i-pouiider gun
ports when a shell struck the ship's
sido loss than a yard away. Tlio
chaplain pulled his head in just in
time to escape having it blown otl", as
the shell Instantly burst.
dkwijy's NAitiiow i:scapi:
Three fragments of one shell struck
the Olympian within a radius of fifteen
feet from Commodoro Dewey. Tlio
armor piercing projectile that ex
ploded the box of 3-poundcr ammuni
tion on board the Italtlmore passed
between two groups of men so eloso
to each other that it is ditlicult to see
how all escaped.
liighty Spanish bodies wero found
uiiburied Monday night, and wo gave
them burial Tuesday uioru'iiiL', calling
a Komaii Catholic priest to read the
a chuonicm: or tiik work.
Hero is a summary of Commodore
DoweyV work up to date:
Monday. Anril -' Received news of
the declaration of war. Quitted Hrit
Wednesday Sailed for Manila aft
tlio fastest sp'cd that could be mado
with the c al supply of the ships
Saturday night Passed tho batter
ies at the entrance of Manila bay.
Sunday Sauk-, burned or captured
all tlio ships of tho Spanish squad-
! ron. Silenced and destroyed three
Monday Occupied navy yard, lilew
up six batteries nt the entrance to tlio
bay. Cut tho cable Iittabllshoil
blockade of Manila. Drove the Span
ish forces out of Cavito
Tuesday and Wednesday Swept the
lower bay and entrance for torpedoes,
liavo crews well earned rest. Pro
pared official dispatches.
Tho losses of tho Spaniards include
ten war ships, several torpedo boats,
two transports, navy yard and nine
Including the losses ashore, about
1,'JUJ Spaniards wero killed or wound
ed. Tlio estimated vaiuo of the Span
ish property destroyed or captured Is
O-; tlio Air.sriean sido the total losi
is eight men wounded und S5,OU3 dam-V-1
to thn ships.
Sliistn't Curry Hull I'vlrtk
Kottkhdaji, May 10. Tho Norwe
gian steamer Fraiii arrived liero re
cently to load (500 tons of salt potro
for Hayonna, Franco, near tln Span
isli frontier, but tho authorities- of
this port forbado her to do o and
placed a guard of marines onboard.
Hlililln i Ciiptntu.
Toi'KiCA, Kan., May 10. Taylor
Riddle, chairman of tho Topullst
's'tato cetriral ebrl!Vtee,Mvai cleetcil
captain of tho company of Kansas
volunteers organized In Marlou und
riiirvoon. Tenn . May ll t
Chlekamaiiga park to-day oflleers and
men of the regular army legitnenls i
are rushing as they have uol been
called upon to do since tho days of Un
civil war. The order for the entire
army to pack up and go to the front
at once was announced at ti o'clock,
and since then things hae been turn
ing at a tremendous pace. The rail
road men have been running all avail
able ears to the park and as rapidly
as they artive they are loaded with
the camp equipment, horses und sup
plies. Tho work of moving the big com
mand during the next few days as
they aro expected to do, is an Immense
job for the railroads. They had re
ceived no intimation of the sudden
orders nnd hud made no adequate pre
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u,e .sDiuicri. a... McsM-rn a mnwe. .
are doing everything possible but the i
indications are now that the first
1 1 oops will not trot out befoie to-mor- i
row morning. The first out will prob
ably bo the infantry division, com
posed of the Second, Sjvenlh, Kighth,
sixteenth and Twelfth regiments.
Five hundred passenger coaches to
carry the men to Tampa will be avail
Colonel Sheridan of (ieneral llrookc's
stalT, speaking for the general, at
noon to-day, said: "The order does
not say rush to the front; it simply
instructs us to get there as soon as we
conveniently can. of course wo will
move as rapidly as nosdble, but it will
probably bo several days before all
are out. There aro li.ooo men, with
hundreds of horses and a huge amount
of equipment in the pari;, and the
whole business cannot be moved with
in a few hours "
Colonel Sheridan refused to ghe unv
opinion about what the order meant.
The majority of the ollleers, however. I 0mi by the former, who will have
do not hesitate in saying that it means tiu. asiistunee of tho powerful fortill
they will land in Cubans soon as they eations of the harbor,
can get there. i Considerable comment is baing made
Resides the infantry division, the , ollleial and diplomatic circles upon
Third und Sixth cavalry go to Tampa. u,L. failure of Vcnc.iiehi to declare
Tho Second cavalry will go to Mobile ( neutiality. and tills failure is regarded
and the l'irst and Tenth cavalry to as the more noticeable, because of the
New Orleans. All Ji.o u.tillcry was inmnrtnnt serilce rendeied Venezuela.
sent out several days ago.
It is announced that deneral Rrooke
will remain at Chicknm.tugu park in
command of the volunteers Chieka-
manga will continue to be tlio Ileal-
quarters ol tlio department, tionerals
l'ithugh Lee, Wheeler and ilson
are expected to arrive the latter part
of the week,
Wasiii.mjiov, .May 3 1 I'y 1'riday
the commanding geuer.il of the 1'nitcd
States army, Major ltoncr.il Miles,
will have assembled his stalV around
him at Tampa, 1'ln. lie will leave
Washington to-morrow night, faking
with him Colonel Miehler, Colonel
Mails, Colonel (iroonlonf, Major Os
good, Major Humphries, ( aptain Soy-
burn and Captain Scott. I nless pros
ont plans aro changed the general
will go with the first military expe li
tlonary force to Cuba.
It is expected here that within a
week tho first troops will be on their
way from the L'nlted States to Cuba.
GREAT DROP IN WHEAT.
Decline of 10 Ont't rotliiiTol Ujr
Vptnrn In tin- .Inly I'rlco
Chicago, May 11. Thern were somo
very violent aim sonsnuonni price
changes in tho grain markets to-day.
May wheat hi Chicago advanced Ifle
farther, to SI. 83. The July pr.ee, soon
after tho market opened, went from
SI IS to 81.25 in a few inomants Then
thoro was a spasmodic decline to 51. lii,
and In tho last twenty minutes the
price dropped to Sl.Oii, and locovered
toSl.U. No such violent fluctuations
wore ever soon before in Chicago.
tATr0 ' KhvS iSMTCCTVv''C,&
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MAP OP HAVANA VHOVINl'i:, 8IIOWINO WAYS OP LANDING TROOrW
DEWEY OBEYED ORDERS.
Wm Tnlil What tu On, but Not How lo
WASiiiNfiTorf, May II. Tho follow
ing is tho text of tho order to Dewey:
"Wasiiinotom, April 21 Dewey,
Hong Kong, China. War has com
menced between Spain nnd tho United
States. Proceed at ouco to Philippine
Islands. Commence operations at
once, particularly against tho Spanish
fleet. You must enpture vessels ot
destroy them. Use utmost ondonvor.1,
HAVE GONE DACK AGAIN.
'I lie spanNli I lei-t I'm-. In nil nil "sniii-
ini; I'iiimi '.iiiiiiiii.
W.iiMU(iv,May II The newi has
Jnsi reached the navy that the Span
ish ( ape Verde Heel has in rived at
.Niw Yoiiic. May II A dispatch
from London says that, a cipher dis
patch reeehed theie from Cadi, re
ports the letnrii to the place last
tunned of four cruisers, onu torpedo
bo.it and three torpedo ho it destroy
ers, comprising, It is alleged, a part
of the C.ipe Vim do island licet.
H A-qiiMiios, May 1 - Nothing has
vet been heard from Sampson's licet,
und the public is permitted only to
guess ut what is otlieiallv known us
to its destination The oilleials at the
touehii.;; the known inoveu.cn ts of the
, Itfuli U1 nUI1H,rl no lllom,f..llcll
has been received fiom Admiral Samp
son since his deparlur.i from Key West
on Thursday last, it is plain from thn
presence of ollieei-s at the naval in
telligence bureau all day that intelli
gence is expected.
It is not believed, however, that
Sampson will make an attack on San
hiati until he has met tho SanWh
fleet, which is believed to be on tho
way to Porto Rico, and which, accord
ing to tho calculation of naval ofll
cl.iK should be in the vicinity of that
place to-day. Assuming that SampJ
son's orders aro to watch for tho com
ing of the Spanish fleet, and that tho
spanlanU are now in tlio vicinity of
Porto Rico, It is leasoiiably certain
that an engagement between tho two
tleets will take place tilth in a duy or
If the Spanish fleet should roach
San Juan before Sampson arrives
lucre, a great advantage will oo se-
by the I lilted States in the contention
of the former with tireat Rrltaiu over
the boundary question.
There are inllmut'.oiis that Vetieu-
el a has supposedly withheld a deelar-
mion of noutra'itv in order that the
.s)Unisli fleet mny use her seaports to
secure supplies and to make repairs
in the event of being forced into them
in consequence of an engagement with
the forces of tho I'nited State-i.
TRIED TO BETRAY DEWEY.
spinlnriti iti-piilil tlm Iliinmnlly if
Aumrli'iiiM With rreicliorj.
Hiisn Komi, May 1 1. A fresh ex
ample of Spanish treachery seems to
have eomo to light. It is said hero
that the priests and Sisters of Charity
of the Cavito hospital, in u procession,
bearing crosses, petitioned Rear
Admiral Dewey not to massacre the
sick and wounded, which, naturally,
lie dhl not do. Tho Spaniards, it is
asserted, thereupon thanked tlm
Americans for their humanity und re
paid them by informing them of a
narrow channel which, they said, was
not mined, while the broad channel,
thev explained, was fully mined. An
mvustigatiou upon tho part of tlm
io voided tho
contrary to be the ease anil tlio mines
wero blown up by tho sailors of tho
i Rear Admiral Dewey, it Is said hero,
l finds the Insurgents growing dnnger-
.ins It is added that he cannot eon-
( tr()l t)u11( m)r cm ht) y,,. t!l0 iSp.m.
j .inls t(J lJo M)
There is ono Japanese warship at
vCr J .-""ciio.
IlticUory Wnnti it ICitihi
Wasiii.soio.v, May II Representa
tive Dorkory, of Missouri, has intro
duced u concurrent resolution declar
ing that when tho two houses adjourn
on Monday, Juno ii, they stand ad
lourned until 12 o'clock in. on Tues
duy, July IV, IMii
l'rt'pirlus fur lllook.xln.
Ki.vo.sni.s, Janialca, Mny Ik Tho
Hpaulards am trying lo provision the
forts of Uasteru Cuba before tlm
blockade begins. To-day shipping
mcrehauti-iiere received enlijo requests
from Santiago and Maiuuiiillo for
I cargoes of food.
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