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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
CONDENSED SKETCHES OF
I'lnln. t'niurnUIiril t'uriif;riiilit 1'nrlrnj,
ItiR Triitlifiil New) of I tents m 'I I icy
Have, or Will I litppi'ii Movement of
Ann, mill .) Depart menial llolni;;
Wr,lnriliijr, .1 )i in- H,
Tho cruiser Columbia is again ready
Colonel llrntt if tin- I'lrst Nebraska
lilts been made president of tin courl
Itrlgudicr-Gcricriil I.. W. Colby li:is
been assigned to General IStookcs
stuff lit Chiokiituuuga.
Tlii' Monterey li'ft Sim rniiii'lii'n
yesterday on its I rip to Manila ticooiu
p.miril liy the collier llrntiis.
From nil Indications tlic ciilili' be
tween liuytl imil Cuba has not worked
.sltici' Monday nt mi(lni),'lit. It is prob
Secretary Alger litis accepted tl.e
services of the American National KimI
Cross us mi uuxlllurv. to the hospital
service of tin nriiiy.
Tin 'I'lilnl regiment of Nebraska, it
Is understood, w ill not lie ('illicit out
until tla' two regiments now in the
Held lire tilled up to full complement
of Kid ini'ii. H'liiMi It Is culled Its des
tination will lie tlic I'liilippiiu's.
'I'lie innjor of eneh liiittiillon of the
viiluutecr iiruiy. iiecoiiipanied liy four
men. lias set out to recruit the regi
ment.s up to IOi'i enlisted men. The
first and .second Nebraska will need
something over DIM) men.
On Monday morning last Admira
Sampson's licet bombarded the coast
defenses of Santiago commencing at
TMft and lusting for three hours, si
lenced all forts, destroyed all the
earthworks, and rendered I'stralla
and Cuyo batteries, the principal fort
itieutlons, useless. It was reported
that 'he cruiser Itolnu Mercedes was
sunk or badly disabled and her com
mander, who is second in command
under Admiral Cervera, was killed.
The Spanish Mildlors who have been
captured at Manila by the insurgents
nru a sorry looking lot, and If a fair
sample they will be no match for the
American troops. Aguiniililo's treat
ment of Spanish prisoners Is oxonip
lary. Few excesses are reported. Ad
mlrnl Dewey is not assisting the rebel
but It is due to li'iu that Aguiuuldo's
forces avoid excesses. It is the insur
gent chief's desire to form a republic
in the Philippines under American
TliiiMiluy, .lime 1).
It is ofUeially admitted by Spain that
Hie Uoina Mercedes was sunk by Am
ericans at Santiago.
The remains of Captain Gridlcy. of
the cruiser Olyinpia, were cremated at
Yokohoma and will be forwarded to
the United States.
A New York dispatch from Hong
Kong says Manila has fallen, and is
now occupied by the Philippine In
surgents under Agninaldo.
The auxiliary gunboat l.eyden lmngs
nround Cardenas and blae's awav at
Spanish boats or on the defensive
works whenever she sees a movement
The president has decided that there
Is no immediate need for a regiment of
sharpshooters, and consequently No
braskans who want to enlist in' such
capacity will have to wait.
A special from Kingston, .lamaiea.
reports that the Spanish cruiser Vis
eayu and the torpedo boat destroyer
Furor were badly damaged during the
bombardment of Santiago's defenses
The president has- asked for a full
report of the gallant action of Lieu
tenant Hobson and his men at Santia
go. When such is receied, he will
send a special message to congress
recognizing the action.
A Cape llaytlen, Ilaytl. dispatch says
.Sampson's fleet bombarded the town
of Calmancra, In the bay of (iautoua
mi. The bombardment destroyed a
little house which sheltered the last
connection of the. French cable at
Clumauera, though whether by the ex
plosion of Wombs from the warships,
or by explosives used by a lurty sent
for that purnosc, is not' known."
At noon Wednesday the ariuv of In
v.lon under Mujor-Uencral Shafter
sailed from Tampa bound tor Santiago,
and it is expected to reach there Fri
day night or Saturday morning. It
consisted of JI.C.imi infantry, a battalion
of engineers, detachment of the sig
nal corps, live siiuadrous of cuvalrv,
four batteries of light artillery and
two batteries of heavy artillery."
l'rltluy, .1 ti it to
rive more transports nrr
transport all the troops necessary for
The Westminister Gnette In n
special edition says Manila has fallen
into Admiral Dewey's hands.
The advocates of the dynamite gur
as a weapon of warfare' an- urginu
the authorities to give the dvnumltt
cruiser Vesuvius a ceance to 'demon
strate Its ability against fortifications.
The torpedo boat Porter found twi
torpedoes floating near Santiago bar
bor. One was secured, llu. ,!.. I... i..
worthless, sank. The good one is a
modern Whitehead, worth S'i.'iOO.
The boys of company F, Si I .Neb. V.
I., ure rejoicing over t'hc receipt of a
Sr.O check from Dr. II. I.. Paine of Lin
coln, sent them to replenish their meat
supply. Fresh meat Is a luurv in
camp, us only one or two rations. per
week ure Issued.
Uen. A. W. (lively tonight Issued a
general order to the cable companies
that hereafter no news concerning the
movements of American vessels or Am
erican troops would be permitted to
be sent to foreign countries. The
orders cover both press cablegrams
and prlvato messages.
One company of the Second regiment
of volunteer engineers will be remitt
ed with Oiuuha as the headquarter,
for mustering. The men and ofllcers
will be drawn from .Nebraska, Jowu
and two Dakotas. Col. William Youn
who will command, in u graduate of
the military academy and rei"ned
Rovornl years ago from the servie
Willie captain in the engineer corps.
Senator W. N. Allen reviewed the
Second Nebraska volunteers last even
ing The troops made an excellent
appearance, and the senator was great
1 pleased. Judge llayward of No
liraska ( it.v was also a spectator.
( oloncl Hill's, brigade commander, ac
companied the senator In the review.
Senator Allen said today that he be
lieved th" war was over. The
Nebraska boys might go to Cuba or
Porto 1,'lco. hut only as an army of
occupation, no lighting being required
of them ."senator Allen will return to
Washington tomorrow night.
Sergeant ( larence Culver of Troop
K. Orlggsbj volunteer cavalry, and
a friend mtiucd Fred ISutchi r of the
Third Illinois Ik-lit in-tlltcrv started to
walk down incline No. I. U hen about
half way down Culver slipped oi an
oily tie and shot down between them
ou'his way thiough the culvert into
the ravine hundreds of feet below.
Fortunately bis hand struck the cable
and he clung to the greasy wire until
his friend could draw him up. He was
a pretty weak boy when he sat down
upon the ties after his experience. It
was a narrow escape.
'-lit ill tin), liuie I I.
From information just come to light
it is learned the iiiluiiuistratlon husdc
lermlueil upon it state policy con
cerning the Philippines. It is the evi
dent intention of this government to
annex the islands. This policy has
not been hastily decided upon, and it
was decided before Admiral Dewey be
gun his operations. It will be opera
tive as soon of Hawaii is annexed. This
accounts in a measure for the vigor
with which the president is pushing
the annexation of Hawaii. The Phil
ippine policy will then be outlined to
An associated press dispatch fr'iin
Kingston, .lamaiea. says It is hollow!
tin navy will follow up the landing of
troops by forcing the passage of the
narrow- channel leading to the harbor
of Santiago de Cuba, fishing up the
sunken mines and compelling Admiral
Cervera to make a stand. If the de
struction of the Spanish fleet is suc
cessfully carri'Ml out it will end the
last vestige of Spanish dominion in
eastern Cuba. The harbor of Guuntu
namo Is- completely under the control
of the American licet and the lauding
of marines ut that point Is expected to
occur simultaneously with the landing
of troops at Santiago ile Cuba.
Siimlny, ilune PJ'
The Kreu. '.eitung. u Herman paper,
says it can allirin the report that sev
eral of the powers are consulting on
the subject of mediating between Spain
and the I'uitcd States.
The Paraguay government has served
notice to the commander of the Span
ish gunboat Temaratio that he must
cither disarm his vessel or get out.
He prefers to gel out and will do so
as soon as he possibly can.
A special from llong Kong says a
battle for the possession of Manila is
in progress between the Spanish and
insurgents under Agninaldo. The
latter has notified the Spanish gover
nor that unless lie withdraws the price
put upon his. Aguiuuldo's head, no
quarter w ill be shown.
Adjutant-General Harry has received
several inquiries relating to pay of
ollieersaiiii men who were rejected on
physical examination at Camp Alvin
Maunders. In reply to such questions
he has written that as soon as this
matter can be reached otllcers and
men. late of the Nebraska national
guard, will lie paid in full for services
at Camp Alvin Maunders.
The event Saturday at Chickamauga
was the execution of lien, Fred Grant's
battle problem. In this problem wore
a number of new and difllcult maneu
vers and it was watched with great
interest by thousands of ofllcers and
men. The maneuvers were all well
carried out according to General irant's
excellently conceived plan and the
fact was demonstrated that many of
them would be very useful in actual
A dispatch from Port Antonio. Jam
aica, says the invasion of Cuba by
American forces began Friday when
six hundred murines pitched their tents
about tin smoking ruins of the outer
fortifications of liauiitaiiamo and the
stars and stripes for the tirst time float
on a Spanish flagstaff In uba. Hour
Admiral Sampson now has a harbor
and a base of supplies on the south
side of the island and troops can be
landed at will.
No definite orders for the mustering
of the I lilt (I Nebraska volunteers have
been received by Governor llolrnmh,
but through other sources he was noti
fied yesterday that I nited States mus
tering ofllcers had boon directed to
proceed to old Fort Omaha to muster
in the companies. After receiving tills
Information Governor Holcomh issued
a notice to the loiupanies to be ready
to move to Fort Omaha on the receipt
of orders. The plan is to send the
companies one at a time to be mustered
.Muiiiiit), .luiii- i a.
The Astor battery from New York
will join General Merrill's expedition
to the Philippines.
The first Tennessee regiment of vol
unteers went through Nebraska Sun
day en route to San Francisco.
Major Fdwanl G. l'echet, who for
two or three years was inspector of
thu N. N. ti., with headquarters at
Lincoln, has been ordered before a re
The Koine correspondent of the
standard says: "Owing to Hie serious
news from the Philippines the pope
wired the queen regent of Spain, plac
ing his services at her disposal if she
considered that the time had arrived
for the intervention of the powers in
favor of Spain. The queen regent. In
reply, telegraphed her thanks, s-iylng
that at an opportune moment she
would feel the jiope's ofl'er to be very
Captain George Stang of the royal
Swedish artillery, called on Lieuten
ant Ohon of the ,'d Neii. Vol. I. Cap
tain Stung is hero to study the Ameri
can army and has been made an
honorary member of General llrooke's
statt. Ho resembles Niiuscu very
Intense excitement was caused at
Fort Monroe last night shortly after l
o clock by a dispatch recelvcd'from the
signal station at Cane Henry, stating
that Spanish warships worn linking in
that vicinity. A short while later a
message wits' received from Washing
ton instructing the commandant of
the fort to be on the itlert. It is
I thought the shlp wore not Spanish.
The Paris correspondent of tlic Stan
dard says: "( ritlcs hero regard the
occupation of Guantaniiino harbor as si
master stroke tmd the fact that 3,000
.Spanish allowed the landing as omin
General Miles has telegraphed to
Deputy tJiiartorniastor-Oonornl Kim
ball at New York to forward to Tampa
at once a large quantity of Intrenching
tools. It Is supposed they ure needed
for Immediate use in the Cuban In
vasion. The orderealled for pickaxes,
spades, ades. hatchets, grindstones,
sledgehammers, erosseutsaws, black
smith tools, carpenters' tools, nails,
rope, maiiin spikes, bets of tackle ami
Lieutenant Colonel H. W. Hunting
ton s battalion of marines, which
landed from the transport Panther on
Friday ami encamped on the hill
L'lllinlilip- the libuiidoncil stnttiui it ili.t
entrance of the outer harbor of Giiurr
taiiamo. has been entruirod In li.wliinr
oil' a rush attack by Spanish guerrillas
imil regulars since three o'clock Satur
day afternoon. Thr fighting was al
most continuous for thirteen hours
until il o'clock this morning, when re
inforcements were landed from the
Marblohoad. lour Americans were
killed. The attacking force of Span
ish rr umbered between '.'no and 1,000.
The Spanish loss Is not known, as they
carried the dead and wounded awav
when they retreated.
Kory precaution has been taken by
the government to insure the safety of
the troops en route to Cuba The
transports will be kept as closely to
gether as safe navigation will permit,
and the warships will be disposed
ahead, astern and on either Hunk The
The fleetest scouting vessels will be
thrown far out In advance and to the
rear of the transports, ready to signal
the heavily armed cruisers at the tirst
sign of an approaching foe. The state
ly battleship Indiana, it is expected
will lead the procession of ships, which
will be the most numerously gathered
in American waters since th'e civil war.
The troops should arrive off Santiago
by Wednesday night, supposing the
fleet proceeds at eight knots speed, and
landing operations should begin by
Thursday, for General Shafter will rro't
keep his men cooped up on shipboard
a moment longer than neeessa.y.
TiM-mlu). .June 1 I,
The Third regiment of Nebraska,
will, ueeordlng to advices from Wash
ington. be mustered in ut Omaha this
The revenue cutter McLean arrived
in Tampa for water. She is stationed
at san Arle island guarding the Kev
A large quantity of smokeless pow
der has been received at Norfolk navy
yard and will be immediately shipped
to Admiral Sampson's fleet.
Private Norris of company M. Sec
ond regiment, has been granted a
thirty-days furlough. He has been
suffering from appendicitis.
Admiral Sampson has taken the
shore end of the Ganntanaino cable
and it force Is rapidly restoring it to
working order which will enuble him
to communicate direct with Washing
An order was issued from army head
quarters yesterday notifying "Major
General Otis that the steamers to con
voy the second battalion to Manila
were ready. The troops to go on this
expedition are the Tenth Pennsylvania.
First Colorado. First Nebraska, two
battailous of regulars, a detachment
of engineers, and the two battalions
of I tah light infantry.
A Washington special says now thut
the Santiago expeditionary force un
der General shafter is on 'its way to
co-operate with Sampson in the' re
duetion of Santiago mid the capture
of the Spanish ships in the harbor, the
energies of tlic war department will
be directed toward the preparations
for the invasion of Porto Ilieo. It is
thought General l oppingor will be in
command of this expedition.
The first army of invasion to Cuba
is now well on its way. tliirty-two
transports bearing over l.l.ooo' men
uud ofllcers and convoyed by battle
ships, cruisers, gunbou'ts and" an miliary
cruisers, sixteen In number, having
actually sailed from Key West yester
day morning at daylireak. An au
thoritative statement to this effect
was made at the war department.
They are expected to arrive at Santia
go de Cuba Thursday and laud cither
on that or the day following.
The navy department lias boon ad
vised of the purpose of the army to
send an invading force to Itorto Kio.i,
and the navy department is making
preparations for convoying the fleet.
This will be of a more formidable
character than that which went with
the Santiago expedition, for the plans
Include a combined attack on the San
Juan fortifications by the army and
navy, and the fortifications are so
powerful that uonebuthouvilynrmoreil
ships can be sent against them at the
beginning. Therefore, It Is Itclicvcd
that Admiral Sampson's battleships
will head this fleet.
The navy department vostordav re-
ceived Its tirst mall advices from Ad
miral Dewey since lie reached Manila.
I'nder date of May t, ( avite, he gives
a detailed account of the battle of
Manila bay. It Is in the main an
elaboration of his cablegram. Its
special feature is the terms of high
praise in which he speaks of the
crews of the ships, saving that
never had an ollicer so loya'l and such
brave crews Admiral Dewey in his
letter says: "Several vessels wore
struck and even penetrated, hut the
diimuKc was of the slightest and the
squadron is in as good condition now
as before the battle. I bog to state tn
the department that noeoinmander-ln-chief
was ever served by more loyal,
oflleiont and gallant captains tiian
those of the squadron now under riy
Kutlru I.ii.in Snti.tcrlliiMl.
Nr.v.' Yoiik, June lb The Nation'.
I it.v bank and the Central Trust Com
pany of New York and Vermllyc & Co!
have informed the secretary of the
treasury that, in order to Insure the
Immediate snecess of thu war loan,
they will subscribe for the entire loan
of S'Jou.iMiO.ooo, or such part thereof as
may not be subscribed for by thu
.lupvi Olijucti 'to tlio Ton Tn.
Wawiinuion, Juno 11. Japan Ims
entered u strong protest r.galnst the
duty on tea provided for la tlio war
SAILED BY 0A YLK.HT.
SHAFTER'S ARMY HAS LEFT
Thrro ViiliintiTi- liculiiiriili i:ip.srt to
I. uihI In (till i liy 'lliur.il.iv -'I lie llrit
irhlnliin Cuiihlsts of ),t ,,,t)lltl Men
Onlj Oiin sqnuilrnii nr I'iiwilry.
W.inivmo.v. June It. It wns for
mally announced at the war depart,
r.ierrt this morning that the first mili
tary expedition hud left Key West at
day light to-day, lotind for Santiago.
Yesterday there was a lively confer
ence between the otllcials of lie navy
antiwar department and after an all
day session the war board completed
Its plans for convoying thu troop
Major General Shafter, who com
mands tills expedition, has with him a
force of 7TJ ofllcers and : I, .Mi I enlisted
men. The Fnltod States regular
troops make up the greater part of the
force. There are only three
volunteer organizations on the
ships. Thosu are the Seventy-llrst
Now York Infantry, the Second Mass
achusetts infantry anil two dismount
ed squadron of four troops each
from the First Frilled States volunteer
cavalry, the regiment of which Theo
dore Koosovelt is lieutenant colonel.
Whether any of these ollicer are with
in tlio two squadrons named Is not yet
known at the war department. It was
difllcult to prevail on the mounted
riflemen to leave their mounts behind,
but this was .i matter of necessity, it
Is said, owing to lack of accommoda
tions for the hor.scs on shipboard.
The best that t'.te department could
do at tills time in the way of supplying
the cavalry contingent for the expedi
tion was to Include among the troops
one squadron of the Second I'nlted
States cavalry, fully mounted, with
nine ofllcers and i'4() enlisted men.
The full list of the troops that make
up this expedition, as reported to the
War department by General Shafter,
Is as follows:
litfuntry ro-linents Sixth. Sltt.-mti. Scv-euty-tlrst
Now Ycrk nliinterrs, T-nUi. Twri-ty-lltst,
Sr-foml. Thirteenth, Ninth. Twontt
fourth. KlKhth Tuuiitv-s-'coint Srcurul Miisvi
chtisetts ulmitcer. I'list. Fifteenth. Thir
teenth. Seventh, Seventeenth. Third. Twenti
eth -total lnfuntry, Ml oHIcum and ll,7i.V di
Civvnlry Tno dismounted squadron' of four
troops ench front the Third, Sixth. Ninth. First
uud Tenth cnvulrv and two dismounted miiiu1
roiuof four troops cacti from the First I'nlted
States volunteer cavalry. Totul dismounted
uvalry, l.VJ otlleors, .'.ST'.enllsted men. Mounted
cavalry, onu squadron or the Second, nluu om
itrs and "JS) enlisted men.
Artillery l.titht butteries K and IC. First ur
tlllery A and F, Sciond artillery, It oflUers and
J.r.1 enlisted men.
Ilatterles O and it. Fourth artillery siege,
four officers uud Ui enlisted men.
Kniflneers Company C und K, nine onicers,
.Slxnul corps On detachment, two onicers
and 4A enlisted men.
Hospital detachments are Included ln the
above llures. The stuff corps uumtrs tlflceu
General Shafter. in ills report, indi
cates the great obstacles that had to
lie overcome in order to embark his
force at Port Tampa." and It Is not
likely, if his recommendation carries
weight, that the effort will bo made to
again embark so large number of
troops from tills port without consid
erably enlarging the shipping facili
ties. It will lie noticed that liy far the
larger portion of the ox-pedltion is
made up of infantry, although an un
usually large number of artillery is
included, and that the cavalry ii
almost entirely lacking.
It la expected, how 'ver, that the
dismounted cavalry with the expedition
will be mounted later In Cuba, either
from the stock of native horses or
from mounts that will follow them
from tills country. Owing to the
mountainous and Jungle-like charac
ter of the country back of Santiago
where the troops must operate, there
will lie little opportunity for the use
of cavalry, so that the expedition lias
not been weakened, In ttu; opinion of
experts, liy withholding the cavalry
mounts at the beginning of the cam
paign. A foreo of transports, said to num
ber thirty, conveyed the troops tinder
the escort of a strong squadron of war
ships ranging from the immense bat
tleship to tlio small gunboat uud fast
The escorting warships ix'lieved to
number between sixteen anil nineteen,
were ready for thu voyage by night
fall, and with this merftil foret
there is no longer reason for appre
hension Hint the trunsMrts can le at
tacked successfully by any Spanish
warships, oven if they should have es
caped the vigilant search of the naval
commanders ut Key West ami off llu
The battleship Indiana will lend the
procession of ships, which will be the
most numerous gathered In American
waters since the eival war. Tiro troops
nliould arrive off Santiago by Wednes
day night, supposing tlio fleet proceeds
nt eight Icrmts spojd. Landing opera
tions should begin by Thursday.
Mor.K St. Nicholas, June III, The
oxBedltlon from Tampa under General
Shafter, convoyed by American war
ships, is anxiously awaited by the fleet
off Santiago de Cuba.
Sunday morning the cable steamer
Adria was grappling fortius llnytlan
cable. The cable is to lie spliced and
Admiral SampMiu will hold It for ill
cet communication with Washington.
' SueliiR it ICIiil'' DiiiiRhtor,
London, June lb A dispatch from
Vienna says thr creditors of Princess
Louise of Siixe-Coburg, wife of Prlnve
Philip, who is accused of forging the
signature of Crown Princess StophanU'
to the extent of S'.'.OOO.OOO, lire bring
ing action against lier to recover the
American I.umlliur "SI in tor.it roll p."
Loniio.v, June 1 1, - The Paris corre
spondent of the Standnrd says: "Crit
ics hero regard tlnr occupation of Gunn
tunaino as a masterstroke and the fact
that 3,000 Spanish allowed the landing
ts ominously sliruiUcutn."
LEITER'S DEAL COLLAPSES,
liiiiiicnie s.ilct liy Him Stn.iiliet the fill-c-itK
CinrAOo. June II -All interest on
the board of trade to-d.iy centered In
the doings of Joseph Loiter and the re
sults of his famous big deal in wheat.
A tremendous .slump in prices was
generally attributed to immense sulci
Tor him. According to one authority,
Mr. Loiter ordered all his trades closed
ut at the opening of the day's trans
lotions in the wheat pit, and it was
stated that at least, s.ooo.oi)1) bushels of
wheat were liquidated for him in thu
Chicago market alone. The .severest,
breaks in prices, however, were in tlio
Northwest, where it was said Loiter
had hi.s big lines.
Cash wheat In Dtiluth went off 10
cents and in Minneapolis 17 cents.
Half an hour before the closj Letter's
sales ln Chicago were placed as high
as 10.000,000 bushels. His brokers,
Allen X- Grier, transferred Juno wheat
to Armour and September to Lainson
It was reported that a movement
was on foot among strorrg Interests to
take care of cash wheat and that n
meeting was in sessiorr at which the
mutter was under consideration.
It is the opinion of nr.my that all
of Leitcr's immense- prollts have van
ished in the past few days, because of
the big decline in the wheat which he
had left this morning, for which he
paid very high prices, while he was
holding the market up to sell his big
During the final moment of trading
Joseph Loiter was at the Illinois Trust
and Savings b.irrk in consultation with
his father, L. 'A. Leiter, and others.
Joseph Leiter said in reply to Inquiries
that he would not make an assign
ment: that his options had been liqui
dated and that his cash wheat would
be put in the hands of trustees.
Stories of financial trouble for tire
young man who engineered one of the
greatest wheat deals In the history of
the country gained circulation this
morning. However, little credence
was given to this feverish gossip at
first. Mr. Leiter was closeted with
Ids father, L. '.. Leiter, and when
presseil to tell whether the slump had
affected his interests, frankly admitted
that ho had lost money. How much
he would not say. He had not time to
go into details. Conferences were the
order of the day.
Leitcr's wheat interests liavo been
turned over to a boa id of trustees who
will settle up the deal. This course
was necessary on account of Mr. Leit
cr's inability to put up margins which
were called for. Joseph Leiter ad
mitted that his father had withdrawn
The collapse of tiro big deal nt this
late day, when the public generally
supposed that Mr. Leiter had sold most
of his wheat and cleared up a big profit
was a great surprise to nearly every
The thing which broke Leiter was
the high-priced wheat that he bought
during May whilu he was holding
prices up In order to dispose of his
lingo holdings to the foreigners.
During last mouth thousands of cars
jviured into Chicago when wheat was
way above dollar. Leiter bought free
ly all through the month, not only iu
Chicago, but also iu the Northwest,
and it was the high-prlood wheat that
he accuiumuliited iu tills way which
nhsortied all thu prollts lie made prior
to the month of May.
Leiter paid SI. VI a bushel and over
for thousands of ears that thrifty
farmers had been holding for a rise,
arrd which they (lumped on the market
when it was very high. Somu of this
wheat was sold to-day at more tlian 50
cents a bushel loss.
At one time, in March, Leiter it
supposed to havu ovvru'd 30,000,031)
bushels of wheat, and the deal wa?
gettirrg v heavy that it was expected
to go to smash any day. Leiter, itr
fact, began to sell at u loss before the
war broke out.
ln the middle of May well Informed
people figured that Leiter had made
S.,(00,000 out of his deal. During the
latter p.irt of April and the first half
of May there was mi enormous foreign
demand for wheat and Leiter at that
time sold many million bushels, which
yielded him large profits. Hut It ap
pears that he did not sell enough then.
The foreigners finally got enough and
quit buying. Put Leiter went on pay
ing extraordinarily high prices for
wheat, after the foreign demand bar
ceased. Everybody supposed ho did it
to "squeiv.e" some May shorts. Hut it
is doubtful now whether there were
marry short to squeeze."
THE WAR BILL IS A LAW,
Tlio I'rcililt'iit Signed tltu IVur Mc.tsure
W'Asm.xo-roN, Juno 1 1. Tlio War bill
received the signature of the President
tills afternoon. Immediately on re
ceipt of the information, Secretary
Gage issued a circular, explaining to
the public the proposed bond issue.
,pprout ut T.'iht.
"Johnson has finally done somothlnR
thnt all who know him will nppl.utd."
"You don't any so! What la It?" "Ha
haa decided to move away."
THE MARINES HELD THE FORT
Spaniard. llepuUnl liy the Ainerlcia llA.
rlon ul Sitntl.iio.
MouiSr. Ntciiot.ts. Ilaytl June II.
Lieutenant Colonel 11 ' Hunting
ton's battalion of fir.rli.es. which
landed from thr transport Panther on
Friday and encamped on the hill guard
ing tlio abandoned cable station at the
entrance to the outer harbor of Gunn
tanamo, has been engaged in heading1 Y
off a rush attack by Spanish guerrillas
and regulars. The fighting was almost
continuous for thirteen hours, titrtil tl
o'clock Sunday morning, when rein
forcements were landed from the Mar
blchciid. Four of our men were, killed
and one wounded. The advance pick
ets under Lieutenants Neville and
Shaw are unaccounted for.
Among the killed is Assistant Sur
geon John lllair Gibbs, son of Major
Glbbs (if thL. regular army, who fell in
the Custer massacre. Ills homo was at
Kleliniond. Yii.. but he has been prac
ticing in New York and he entered the
service since the war began, lie was
a very popular ofllcer.
The others killed are Sergeant Clras.
H. Smith of Smullwood, Private Will
Iain Dunphy of Gloucester, Mass., and
Private James McColgun of Stonehum,
Mass. Corporal Glass was accidentally
wounded In the head.
The Spanish loss is unknown, but it
was probably considerable. Tiro
splashes of blood found ut daylight
at the positions the Spaniards oe- ,
cupied indicate fatalities, but their
comrades carried off the killed and
The engagement began with desul
tory tiring at the pickets, a thousand
yards Inland from the camp. Captain
Spiccr's company was doing guard
duty, and wus driven in, finally rally
ing on the camp ami repulsing the en
emy at 5 o'clock. Tlio bodies of pri
vates McColgun and Dunphy wero
lourul, both shot In the head. Tho
large cavities made by the bullets,
which, inside n range of .100 yards,
have a rotary motion, indicate that tho
victims were killed at close range.
The bodies were stripped of shoes,
hats and cartridge lielts nru! horribly
mutilated with machetes. When they
were lirought in, the whole battalion
formed three sides of a hollow square
about the camp on the hilltop.
MANILLA HAS NOT FALLEN.
Cntili-griuni From tho lolnndn S.iy Nothing
of tlio Humored Surrender.
Loxno.v, June 14. Secretary Hriggs
jf the Manila Hallway company, who
is iu constant communication with
Manila, discredits the rumors in circu
lation as to the surrender of tlrat
place. lie received a cable message
from Manila yesterday via Hong
Kong, reporting tlrat tiro road was
working. No mention was mado
of the city having surrendered.
Mr. Ilriggs believes the Spaniards
would surrender to Hear Admiral
Dewey in preference to being eon-
quered by the insurgents. Thu sec
retary is informed that a full under
standing exists between Admiral
Dewey and the insurgents and it is
genera"- believed at Hong Kong and
Manila, that before Agninaldo. the in
surgent leader, consented to return to
Manila bo secured pledges that tho
United States would rrot leave him in,
the lurch liy returning tho Philippines
islands to the Spaniards.
Referring to the Spanish tales of al
leged insurgent atrocities, Mr. Hriggs
says they are utter nonsense. He adds
tlrat tlio natives of tire Philippine '
islands are the mildest people Iu tho
world and asserts that all the Euro
peans there wero surprised that they
mustered up courage, enough to revolt.
SCHLEY MAY DASH ON SPAIN.
After Santiago I'mIIk n Novr I'lylnr; Sijuad
ron May lie Formed.
NKwror.r Ni:w.s, Yu., Juno 11. An
ofllcer from the Minneapolis stated
that ho understood, while his ship
was on scout duty irr Cuban
waters, that Commodore- Schley
would be ordered back to Hampton
Koads just as soon as tiro Santiago
urnrada is either destroyed or cap
tured, for tho purpose of reor
ganizing Iris Hying squadron.
This ofllcer stated that it is tiro general
opinion among naval ofllcers that
Schley would have the grealest task iu
connection with the war, tlrat of milk
ing a dash across the Atlantic, with a
formidable arrd speedy squadron of war
ships, for the purpose of routing tho
Spanish reserve licet irr itsowrr waters.
Such a licet would bo unparalleled
In modern warfare, and, according to
this ofllcer, Schley is the man to under
take this tusk. In his opinion such a
step would not lie taken unless tho
Spanish reserve showed no desite ta
They llnvo Met tho I'rlnre,
London, Juno 11. The Prince of
Wales held a levee to-day. Tho United
States ambassador, Colonel John Hay;
the secretary of the embassy, Henry
White; the second secretary, J. K. Car
ter, and Otmunccy SI. Depovv, who
spent Sunday at lilcnheim with tlio
Duke nntl Duchess of .Marlborough, at- "
tended the function. C. Richardson
of Washington, liradlcy-Martin, jr., J.
Stock and It. Ward of New York, E.
II. Litchfield of llrooklyn unci Marshall
Field, jr., of Chicago were presented-
A SI 0,000,000 llrnvtery.
MlLWAl'iiKi:, Wis., Juno 1 1. Word
has been received here from Lieuten
ant Drolrcr, son of Anton Drchcr, tiro
millionaire brewer of Austria, stating
that it had been decided to locate a
Sio.ooo.uoo brunch of the Drchcr brew
cry Iu Milwaukee.
New Comet In irUemured,
Line Oiihiiiivatouy, Cab, Juno 11.
A cornet was discovered hero last even
ing by Mr. Coddirrgtorr, fellovv in as- '
tronorny. It is In tho constellation of
Scorpio, about one degree north of the
bright stur Antares.
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