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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
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CONDENSED SKETCHES OF
I'KIn, I'tniirnMiril I'nraKrnpln I'orlra.r
InjI 'lint lifnl Nen of I'.vcnl hi Tliey
lliMo ur Will lliiiicfi - Miivi'iiii-iilw of
.Irmj iti.it Niivj l)rirt inciitiil Doing
WciIiicmIiI.V. Illlir 1,1.
Fourteen eases of measles nrc report-
rl in tin' Mr-it regiment. Nob. . I., nt
'Dit' marines nl (iiiiititnnaiii'i lire
having luit'il fighting holding tin pn-.i-Moll
pending tho arrival iif the expected
nriiiy (if invasion under (ionornl
Proposals to exchange Spanish prii
oners fop Lieutenant llobson ami his
men have been made to lllaneo ami
ill .soon lie completed. Itlanco has
'iven no definite answer, alleging that
lir Jin.s iceeived no instructions from
llii! Madrid government on t ho subject.
Tho dynamite cruUcr Vesuvius has
joined Admiral Sampson's .squadron
and It Is believed thatSampson intends
ito force the harhop with the aid of the
enilsep and torpedo boats. He is only
awaiting the arrival of t'ie troops, as
no decisive movement ran be effected
.until they arrive.
.Substantial recognition of the men
who went with Holison into the juwr,
nf death has been made. Secretary
Long has directed Sampson to promote
'hem. Kach iiiau has been advanced
n grade and salary, and will be pre
4'iited witli medals. Lieutenant Hob
on's reward will conic later through
The jiresptiee of Admiral Cervepa at
Santiago has been made absolutely
wrc by personal obsepvations of l.ieii--tenant
Vietop Hltte of tlie gunboat Sit
ixanee, who lauded and with guides
proceeded to the hills overlooking .San
tiago harbor, lie distinctly and defi
nitely located four Spanish armored
"misers and two torpedo bo.it destroy
ers. He returned safely to the tlei't
mil pejiorted to Sampson.
grim touch of realism was a bled
to the waplike scene at (iiiitntauamo
when the Hags on laud and on the war
ships wepe placed at half mast at noon
Monday and gallant Serjeant Major
Cootie of the marines was buried on
the h'llside scarcely twenty paces
from the spot where he foil' Sunday
night. The burial servkv was im
pressive, as the men felt that their
situation was depor.Ue ami openly said
they expected to be gradually slaugh
tered until tho arrival of the troops.
TlmrMl'iy, .luce in.
"Secretary Alger has denied that the
government was considering a third
t:all, as was reported.
Win. .1. Itryan. while addressing a
crowd of t.ooit people at Winlield. Kan..
st the southern Kansas Chautauqua,
received u dispateli to be at Lincoln
next Monday without fail, as his pedi
ment would be mustered into service.
The lterliu papers say (ici-innu licet
nt, Manila is only for the purpose of
watching (ioriiiaii interests, and to
guarantee that, if the Philippines are
io.st. ti. Spain, they will not com,, into
Hie possession of an v single power in
(crested in the cast.
The second expedition to tho relief
of Admiral Dewey at Manila, consist
rig of the transports Senator. Colon.
l.ma and Xealandia. under command
if lieneral Croonc. loft San Francisco
fvstorday. The First .Nebraska, con
sisting of l.os:i men and oillccrs are on
board the Senator. lioy Harpy Porter.
Mie of the Nebraska volunteers is dy
ing of pneumonia in tho city hospital
it San Francisco.
Word comes from Sampson that the
Cuban general. Itabbi. has occupied
Aocrradoros. only eight miles from
antlitgo. linbbl made a complete
circuit of Santiago and coining up to
the south of it occupied the town.
1'hls is looked upon as a tine military
-.trokc, fop Aocrrudoro.s is the port
i here iron wharves will afford facili
.hs fop unloading tho hoavv artillery
curried by (ieueral Shafter's invadiii''
expedition. The news also (inll..in..7i
that the Spanish garrison at Santiago
has practically retreated inside the
city proper, giving up tho outUing
towns. Admiral Sampsot. also states
that 4 ieueral (iarcla is operating with
the American forces.
The Culled States marines under
l.leutenant-Colonel lluiitington, made
their tirst aggressive inoveinent against
the Spanish guerrillas Tuesday ami
completely routed the enemy ' The
force of marines was under' Captain
F.lliott, and the co-operation of the
'Cubans under Colonel Labor. Tho
combined forces rued a Spanish camp
about live miles from the American
,.....,..,., i, ni'.iiuij mi., on i v well in
tho vicinity, and killed about forty
Spaniards. One American marine was
slightly wounded. Two Cubans wore
killed and four wounded. It is im
possible, to estimate the number of
Swinish engaged, owing to their guer
rilla methods of lighting, but it is be
Jieved there were at least ton.
1'rlmiy, .lime 17,
The department is hourly expecting
..o hear from tienoral Shatter and his
army of Invasion.
J he men at Camp Thomas are being
equipped under rush orders, The
prospects arc they are to go south
Supplies to equip the Third Nebras
ka regiment are being sent to Fort
Oinuha, and the work of mustering in
and equipping that regiment promises
to break all previous records in regard
There is slight prosivA q? an early
exchange of llobson and his men, as
the government at Madrid has not yet
given Itlanco uuthorlty to exchange
After having looked over tho men
under lilin. lieneral Miles si.ysthe reg
ulars are tho tlnest body of men any
where, and that the volunteers con
tained the material to make good
The 1'nited States cruiser Vesuvius
i'vidently began a new era in war when
It made liovao of tliu Santiago harbor
fortifications Miuulnv with three, of Its
1 uini. miens. Army mid navy uu n are
talking about it as reverently us if It,
. . 1 , . ,
One Spanish soldier voluntarily sur
rendered to Lieutenant Huntington's
marines, He said he was sick of being
a Spanish soldier, lie said more Span
lards would surrender, but for fear the
An. ortcans would massacre them.
Admiral Sampson's licet again bom
barded the batteries at Santiago har
bor entrance and the work of destruc
tion was fearful. A crater big enough
to hold a church was blown out of the
side of Cayo Smith by the dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius, which tired three
clrirgcs of WO pounds each. The lire
from the ships was so true that It is
believed all the defenses except Morro
emtio were rendered useless. It es
ca'ied because It is the prison of Lieu
tenant Holism and his men.
S.itiinliij, .hum IS.
Spinish warships art' said to have
been sighted oil' Havana harbor. hlle
it Is doubted they are there, the rumor
causes concern for the transports.
Agiiinaldo. the Insurgent leader at
Manila, has Issued a proclamation
calling upon tho natives to assemble
at Cavite and inviting tin Americans
to be present at the ceremony of a
declaration of Independence.
Secretary Long announced at the
opening of the cabinet meeting yestor
day that there had been no important
ofliciul dispatches and that there
would probably bo no decisive news
from Santiago before today or tomor
row. Private .lohn (1. M.iher. secretary to
Colonel Hills of the Second Nebraska,
was yesterday tried for alleged in
subordination. The facts of the case
Involved the right of an enlisted man
to the use of his own private property.
Maher has a typewriter of his own.
lie was ordered by Captain Dttprey,
adjutant to (ieueral (irant. to copy
certain orders on his own machine.
He declined, stating that the machine
was his personal property, but that if
government would furnish a machine
ho would take the order. Ho was ar
rested and the trial testerdn, brought
out the facts as stated. Maher is a
member of (iovernop lloleomb's stall'
and a prominent man at home. Ills
case will bo referred to Washington
Siiniln), .liine III.
I.'eepiiits to fill up the companies of
the regiments now at ( hiekamauga
and elsewhere to nil enlisted men are
arriving in lots of ,M)() to lion each day.
The Spanish forces at Caiuiaucra
are In desperate straits, and are sub
sisting on half rations, and tho supply
on hand will hardly last until the
llrst of the mouth.
Assistant Secretary of War Mcikcl
johu has secured theValeneia. a boat
belonging to the Paeitle W haling Co..
to be used as a transport for tho Phil
ippine expedition. It will accommo
date 000 men.
The citizens of Honolulu gave the
American troops who arrived there on
.lune 1, a right royal welcome. Presi
dent Pole and hls'cablnet received the
oillccrs of the expedition. The men
wore iillo.cd to go ashoie and wore
shown every courtesy poslblo by the
A sensational story comes from Hon
olulu to the effect that a Spanish spy.
who had enlisted In the army, made
an attempt to blow up the troop trans
port City of Pekin while in harbor at
that point. It is said ho was put in
chains and would bo strung up at the
yard arm as soon as tho ship left Hon
olulu. The past week's campaign in eastern
Cuba has result nl in tho practical de
molition of tho outer fortifications of
Santiago do Cuba in anticipation of
tho arrival of the troops, the occupa
tion of the tine harbor at '(iiuutaiiamo
mid tho capture of a Spanish scout
with an ollicial communication to the
commanding general at Santiago
which tells of the desperate condition
of the Spanish forces
The insurgent forces at (iauutaiia
tun, which are co-operating with Lieu
tenant Huntington's marines, and
which have been armed and equipped
by Captain McCalla of tho Marblehead.
not only prove to bo daringscouts. but
turn out to be bravo lighters and good
shots with tho Loc-Motford rltles. Our
own men are warm in their praise and
look fop unexpectedly strong co-opera-
tlou upon tlie part ot the ( 11 ban army.
President McKinlcy. Secretaries Al
ger and Long, tionopal MUosaud others
hold a w up council in Washington yes
terday, and carefully went over "the
(totalis of the campaign. It was de
cided to adhoroto original plans of
campaign for the conduct of the war
against Spain, which means an ex
pedition against Porto Uleo, after the
fall of Santiago, and a concentration
of forces on liuvana after the rainy
Momliiy June "0,
The cruiser Columbia has left the
Itrooklyn navy yard and put to sea.
Tho government has decided to im
press vessels into service to carry
troops to Manila.
Tho Monadnoek Is expected
ready for sea by the middle
present week. She will be
panted by the consort Nero.
Tho commissary branch
wur department will make arrange
ment tosupply the troops to the Philip
pines with fresh beef and vegetables.
Postinastei-tionoral K.tuory Smith has
issued an order providing top the for
warding to the Philippines mail direct
ed to the soldiers who are to occupy
Colonel Hills of the Second Nebraska
has returned to Chickaiuauga from
Kentucky with as beautiful a speci
men of the equine race as one would
can to sec. The animal is a coal
black high bred saddle horse The
price paid is said to be a big one.
It was said this morning that the
Cadi, licet had sailed, ami that it con
sisted of twenty ships all told, two or
three of which had troops aboard. Its
destination Is not known,
Majoi-tleneral Merritt late last night
announced his selection of the troops
which will comprise the third expedi
tion to Manila. He bus selected 11 force
of 3,800. The expedition will sail on
.lune W If possible, (loneral Merritt
and statf will accompany the expedi
tion on the City of Para. Ammunition
sittiiclent to last for an extended time,
1 r.fittlltic .rims, mountain imns and
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everything necessary to
and rour stogo guns 01
calibre will bo taken.
i and 7 inch
Manila, reports thiiton leaving Manila
.she sighted a tiutnberof vessels, on the
morning of .lune I., supposed to be the
A Washington special says It is prob
able the Second Nebraska regiment,
now stationed at Chlekiitnuttgu, will be
sent to Porto llico. The war depart
ment is overling every effort to secure
ao.tMMi troops for the occupation of that
The Inhabitants of Calmanera have
strewn the streets with straw and oil
with the Intention of destroying tin
city and llcclng " tbe hills. They arc
convinced of tlie ultimate triumph ol
American arms, and having no faith In
the Spanish soldiery, will seek safet.v
in the mountains Caliniineia lie. font
miles up (iatititaiiaino bay from Cainr
Several attempts were made last
Saturday by Admiral Sampson to Hud
a landing place for the I'nlted State
troops, lU'couiioltci-Ing parties found
that the shore for fifteen utiles is lined
with Spaniards. While this will not
prevent a landing at a point near San
tiago, it will perhaps entail consider
able delay, as the surrounding coun
try must bo thoroughly shelled and
cleared before the troops can laud in
A note sent by the State .lournal
correspondent buck by the pilot boat
under date of .lune 1." says: "Accom
panied by loaded tugs, eh'cored by en
thusiastic, thousands, and the shrill
shrieks of the harbor craft, the Sen
ator pulled out into the bay. between
noon and I o'clock. Thepo'wo round
ed to, waiting the next move of our
consorts. The (ienctal McDowell,
loaded with ariny otllcers. brought out
the mall, ami took the last batch from
the Senator. Whistles blow all ovet
San Francisco. Kvery craft in the
harbor made some" demonstration.
Several boats were chartered and load
ed with people anxious to bid the boy-good-bye.
The outburst lasted for tin
hour. We wont out the bay. China
lending. Xcahmdln. Senator unit Colon
following. Ily II o'clock we had cleared
the bay and the pilots are now being
taken off. Two of the boy arc ul
Tarsiliiy, .tunc !!l
Madrid papers put on a bold front
and declare that peace is far distant.
Tiie war department has received a
dispatch stating tha't the Cadiz, licet
has returned to 11 Spanish port.
Tho lied Cross society steamer State
of Texas, with Miss Clara liarton on
board, sailed from Key West yester
day. A bill to provide for the construe
tion of the Nicaragua!! canal by tin
I'tilted States has been introduced li
A bill has j;-eii introduced in con
gross to grant a pension of 100 jioi
mouth to the widow of Captain (irid
lc; , who commanded the Olvmpia li
the battle of Manilla bay.
A special dispatch from Helgrade
Servla, says os-ijuocn Natalie is organ
iz.ing an expedition to the seat or wat
between Spain and the I'nltod State
in order to nurse both Aincrlcans and
TTio govern men t now has vessels v
plenty to transport the troops to tin
Philippines. Major-lienernl Merritt
will probably sail 0:1 the cruiser Phil
adolphiu which has been ordered to
sail to Manila .Inly 1.
A Washington dispatch says it is re
gardod as probable that Col. Itryan am
the regiment tinder his command
will be assigned to the army corps
commanded by Miijor-ticncr.il i'itz
litigh I.e. War department olllclals
wore reticent about the mat tor when
questioned but there is excellent an
thority that the assignment will be
The administration has decided that
llobson's reward for his daring act
will be his transfer front the construc
tion to the line staff and be given the
rank of lieutenant commander. Captain-!
ieueral Itlanco refuses to ex
change his prisoners and has served
notice that hereafter he w HI tire on a
Hag of truse or any other boat that
comes within the six-mile limit.
ieueral Shatter's invading arinv ha
arrived off Santiago harbor and arc
waiting a chance to land. Tho Cuban
are extremely active and a cordon hit"
been drawn around Santiago, (ieueral
iarcla. with I. (Mill trained Insurgents,
coining by forced inarches front Kami
on the north coast is near Santiago,
(iareia and his staff held a council with
Sampson on board the Hagshlp. He
left rt,(l(V) men at llolgiiiu to prevent
Spanish from reinforcing Santiago,
(iarcla says the war 011 the Island it
At Camp Alger yesterday the I-'Irs.
hrlirndo. First division marched down
to the river to bathe. Kaeh regiment
inarched in fighting order with Its
baggage train under heavy guard as
the Now York cavalry have been or
dered to intercept and capture the
wagons if possible. They will returt
to camp tomorrow. An order has beet
Issued prohibiting the introduction o(
alcoholic drinks Into camp. Twc
deaths have been reported today, otic
front the Thirty-third Michigan Jam!
the other from the Fourth Missouri.
(ieueral Agulnaldo desires that tin
Philippine islands become an Anteriear
colony, lie declares that If any othoi
country than the I'nlted States wlshei
to secure control of the Phlllpplnei
that country will have to fight for It
The Insurgents, under Agiiinaldo. now
have 10,.'00 rifles and eight Held pieces
A dastardly attempt was made last
week to poison lieneral Agttlnalo. He
was taken suddenly and violently Mi
after partaking of a meal and the
sytnptons were such as clearly Indi
cated that poison had been mixed witb
his food, lie was ill two days.
Frank S. Uitrr, Watts C. Valentine,
and William Oury, of the Nebraskt
volunteers, have been selected to b
second lieutenants In tlie regular army.
They ate among the IDS selected tc
till vacancies caused by act of eongresi
adopting the three battalion organiza
tion for tho Infantry arm of tho ser
A conspicuous objec. in Manila baj
Is a small vessel of 100 tons burden
presented to Insurgent Chief Agutnal
do by a rich native. It Hies the Hat
of the Philippine republic three tri
angles of red, white and blue on t
white ground, The native proclama
(Inn .if iTifli.iir.iiili.tiix, t t.. I... i.irttiir
WILL NOTCH YE HIM UP
A FLAT REFUSAL TO EX
iTonl Prom Cniiimnriiiri' Wutunn In Wiili
ImkIom Cupliiln (Icncriil ItliOKo Wilt
Not ltrftert 11 riB (if Truro tVltlilii
Six MHvi (if Shi. re.
Washing ro.v. .lune SI. -The follow
ing was received to-day from Commo
"Captain general slates Span! h
government refuses to exchange priv
llobson and his m?n arv the prison
.ra in question.
Kkv Witsr, Fla., dune '. -(ieueral
lilamo sent r. letter by a gunboat bear
ing a Hag of truce to the captain of an
American warship off Havana on the
morning of Juno 10, Informing him lie
would not negotiate for the exchange
of Uobson, and warned the American
boats tinder a flag of truce not to come
nearer than six miles to shore. If thev
did it would bo at their peril In future.
Inasmuch as our ships had been lying
within four miles without a truce Hag.
this warning wus not paid much con
sideration. Itlanco seems to have determined to
be dollant in the llobson matter, and
fhe Indications are that all business
will have to be transacted through
Madrid if anything is to be done. The
same captain went within a mile of
Havana harbor .June 1 1 on a gunboat
under a flag of truce anil was met by
a Spanish launch which received his
letter to Hlanco. A colonel on JWuneo's
staff who was on board said he had no
authority to speak and the launch put
back. In an hour or two the launch
returned with word that Itlanco had
not heard from his homo government,
and therefore could do nothing at
present. Two days later a gunboat came
out bearing a Hag of truce and was
met by n United States gunboat, to
which she gave a letter from itlanco.
Tho gunboat then put back to harbor
r.s if afraid of being tired on. The
letter, in btibstance, contained the In
formation given above. It is now in
the hands of the naval authorities liet-c
and will bo forwarded to Washington.
REBELS CAN NOT TAKE MANILA
Ilcur.v ltefiM- lVrmNnlnii unit .rii1ii;iIiIi
I neks I'li-lit (inn.
Manila, .lune IT. via Hong Kong.
June SL The situation here is uu
changed. Tho Insurgents are unable
to take Manila, owing to their lack of
field guns. They could not take it oven
if Admiral Dewey permitted, which he
Tho report that the raited State
transports front San FrancUeo had
been sighted is not correct. They an
expected to-day. All tho foreigners are
leaving In neutral ships.
Chicago. .Mine S. A ciblc tv day U
the Chicago Kecoril from .lohn T. Me
Cutehcon. a staff correspondent with
Dewey's Hoot, reads as follows: "Dong
Kong, .lune SO. lieneral Filipino otii
chilly proclaimed a provisional govern
ment in Old Cavite .Mine IS. There
were great ceremonies and a declara
tion of independence was read, re
nouncing Spanish authority, (ieueral
Agiiinaldo was elected president and
Daniel Pirondo vice president. The
Insurgent's government will not op
pose an American protectorate or oc
cupation. The rebels have captured the Spanish
governor and the garrison of 300 men
at llulucan. The governor and garri
son at Patnpanga at-o surrounded and
the governor and the garrison of -l."iO
men have been captured at liatangas.
.Mine o the family of (lovernor (ieueral
Augustl fled to the interior for safety.
The Spaniards in Manila are report
ed as having shot thirty carbineers for
attempting to desert to tho rebels.
Agiiinaldo sent an ultimatum to the
governor that If more were executed
he would retaliate on Spanish prison
ers. Tho Ilaltlmorc sailed to-day to meet
the Charleston and troop ships.
Tho French warship Pascal arrived
June 15. The warship Kaiser is c.v
SET FIRE TO POWDER WORKS.
A Ilaitly tltirnoil Mun, Ilcllcvcd to Un t,
I'lirtlu" Aci'iit, C'ilituriil Near tlin Mill.
Cincinnati, June SI. Tho finishing
department of the King Powder com
pany, located at King's Mills In War
ren county, was destroyed last night
in a maimer leading to the belief that
it was tho work of enemies of tlte gov
eminent. Tho building in which was
stored a quantity of smokeless powder,
had evidently been tired by two mun
near midnight. One of them was badly
burned and had been apparently drag
ged away from the burning building by
Ids companion, who ran away In the
direction of South Lebanon.
Npntn Ilu Hpti-M In Cump.
San FiiANCtsco, Juno 21. The great
est excitement prevailed in Camp Mer
ritt over tho report that leaked out to
the effect that one of the most noted
and daring of Spanish spies had been
captured in camp. It was reported
that tho man had enlisted in one of the
regular regiments of infantry.
Another OttVmt) to Spain..
Maduid, Juno SI. The statement
(hat President MoKinloy has scut to
Admiral Ccrvcra and General Pando
messages saying that ho would hold
them personally responsible, for tho
lives of Lieutenant Jlobton and his
men has produced a- disagreeable im
pression hero in military circles as
showing that President Mc.Klnley dis
trusts tho military honor of tho Span
iards, who, 011 their part, dlspisj
all threats. Such messages, it is de
clared, render tho future oxuliungo of
tho prisoners most uttllkoly.
FOR A BILLION DOLLAR NAVY,
Tiio Ur. Tliiim.m DIvmi un tho Kipamlon
of (tin Nation.
Nuw YoitK. June SL "Necessity for
the Construction of a Mighty Navy for
This Nation" was tho subject selected
by the Key. Thomas Dixon in the
grand opera house last night, lie said
"It is now the Immediate duty of the
I'tilted States to begin the building of
the mightiest navy In the world at an
expenditure of notlosi than 81,000,000,
000, It is the only guarantee of peace.
There are great unsettled Issues in this
world that cannot be settled except
by the way of force and life and death,
lleentisu we were not prepared for
war Spain dared to light. Now we
tiro spending more than 51,000.000
a day to carry on a war, the
end of which we do not yet see.
In less than four years the billion will
haye been spent and nothing to show
for it. If we had spent the money in
building such a navy we would still
have the money In our country and
virtually the lives of our men. Such a
policy is in the end the most econom
ical that we can adopt. The only de
fense is the power to strllw to kill the
power of aggression. Diplomacy must
have something besides 'wind' to back
it up. Ktlieicnt diplomacy must be
prepared to speak with lfps of steel
when it gets through with words of
"We have a Monroe doctrine, which
Is a dangerous policy unless we have
adequate means to enforce it. Wo
must have a navy to hold our new ter
ritory, and In hi It we must. Wo can't
give it back to Spain without a com
plete stultification of our policy. It
would bo contrary to every principle
for which you have fought. It is our
destiny to keep it, and we must be
prepared to live our destiny.
"A nation that can forget its Dew
cys. a nation that could sit down and
not build ships when it has such met
to command, outrht to die."
HAWAII AND THE WAR.
InirriMtlns t'oi-rmiimulrncn ItcRirilltii;
ISiir I'nllnro to OImci-vo Neutrality.
Ilo.sot.ti.r June !). Following is the
full text of the correspondence between
the Spanish vice consul at this port
and the Hawaiian government, relat
ing to the entertainment of American
troop at this port:
"Hoxoi.rt.f. June 7. II. K. Cooper
minister of foreign affairs. Sir: In
my capacity as vice consul for Spain, I
have the honor to-day to enter formal
protest with the Hawaiian government
against the constant violations of neu
trality in this harbor while actual wat
exists between Spain and tho United
States of America. Kequosting you to
acknowledge receipt of this communi
cation, I have the honor to be, sir,
"Vice Consul fop Spain."
Tho reply of the government, which
is now in Mr. Kenjes' hands, is as fol
lows: 'l)i:i'Aiirii:xr ok Fottr.toN AtTAins,
Honolulu, June 7, IS'.iS. Sir: In reply
to your note of the 1st inst., I have
the honor to say that, owing to the
intimate relations now existing be
tween this country and the I'tilted
States, this government has not pro
claimed a proclamation of neutrality
having reference to the present con
flict between tho I'nlted States and
Spain; but, oil the contrary, has ten
dered to tho I'nlted States privileges
and assistance, for which reason yottt
protest can receive no further consid
eration than to acknowledge Its receipt.
1 have tho honor to be, sir, you;
llKNitv K. Coora:,
"Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"To II. Kenjes, Ksq., vice consul for
Spain, Honolulu, II. I."
TO BURN THEIR OWN TOWN,
'I'nlliiiiiicni'rt Tropin Will Leave Notlilti;"
for tlie limulcn.
Ki.xos'roN. Jamaica, Juno SI. Cuban
scouts report that the inhabitants of
Calinancra have strewn tho streets
with straw and oil, with the intention
of destroying tho city and fleeing to
'aim. mora lies four utiles up the bay
from Camp McCalla under the guns of
the American ships, and the situation
is desperate. Starving and famine
stricken, convinced of tlie ultimate
triumph of tlie American arms and
without faith in tho protection of the
Spanish soldiery, tho people are be
lieved to have determined to leave
their houses in ashes behind them
and seek safety In tho tho hills to the
north. Tho scouts declare that tho
story is accurate and say that every
building of the town is being rapidly
prepared for tho torch.
Tho situation of tho besieged is a
fearful one Tho people aro eating
horses and mules and are scouring the
hills for fruits and herbs. Occasion
ally brief bombardments by the
American fleet leaves tho helpless citi
zens terror-stricken, no preparation!
for defense being made.
Killed lr I.lslitnlliK.
.Tackhonvii.i.k, Fla., Juno SI. When
about to go bathing at Plablo beach
last evening, James T. Gatt-wood, pri
vate stenographer toCieneral Fit.hugh
Leo, was struck by lightning nud in
Morton Allmucli Ctiulrinnn.
Topkka, Kan., Juno 31. Tho Re
publican central committee organized
as follows: Chairman, Morton Al
baugh, Kingman; secretary, F. L.
Drown, Anderson; executive commit
tee, Cyrus Leland, Doniphan; I). W.
Mulvano, Shawnee; T, T. Kelly,
Miami; J. S. OHruore, Wilson; F. J.
Funk, Marlon; D. A. Valentine, Clay;
1), J. Hanna, (irahant; K. W. Welling
ton, Kllsworth; J, M, Simpson, Me
Pherson. lit the formation of the ex
ccutio committee, each nominee ou
tho btuto ticket named a member.
DEATH AT A LAUNCHING,
Niliicriiirtit of Water hy Deieelit of
Ship liniiierxeN ItnnilreiU.
LoNiiov, .tune '.".-During tho
'aunehlng of the now IKst class biittlo
hlp Albion of 1 ,!).,() tons at Mlaekwell
o-day by the the Duchess of Vork.
1 ceremony, at which the United
states ambassador, Colonel John
Hay, and Mrs. Hay anil Lieutenant
'olwell, the I'nlted States naval at
taehee, assisted, the displacement of
rt'itter caused an immense mass of
cater to rise on all sides, completely
ntbmorglngone of the lower stages of
he yard and immersing hundreds of
It Is estimated that fifty persons
tvoro drowned. The bodies of twenty,
icven men, women and children have
The Duchess of York anil Colonel
tnd Mrs. Hay and tlie remainder of
:he distinguished guests did not sen
the accident, which occurred nt Mm
moment when three cheers were called
for for the successful launching. Tho
rles and screams of the victims wero
lrowncd by tho outhtir.-tt of lniri-.ilix
ind the steamer whistles.
Another report says the warship
lank but this Is not credited.
The Albion Is tirst a class steel
battleship of lS.'.l.M) tons, ,'IIK) feet long,
ievonty-four feet broad and draw
ing twenty-five feet five inches
sf water. She i.s to lwivo
III, ."00 Indicated horse power, has two
propellers and will oost about NS,000,
)00. The new battleship has eight
inches of Hiirveylzed steel on her sides,
4lx Inches ou her bulkheads and from
twelve to llft-cn inches on her trim
portions. Her armored deck is from
two to ttiree Incites in thickness,
her estimated sliced is nearly
nineteen knots: she is to earn- l.sr.ti
tons of coal, hep et-ew is to number 700
men, and her aptnament is to consist
jf four ls-inch guns, twelve 0-inch
ink-It firing guns and eighteen smaller
-liilek tiring guns, with live tornedo-
Hlackwall, whore the hittnchino
took place. Is a suburb, throe and one-
Half miles east of London, on tho
riiamcs. The Albion is hulldiinr in a
SITUATION AT SANTIAGO,
.'( rrliune Hock Not Itlorl. the Cliiiinel
lloli-tiiii Kumoteil Kroin .Morro Cuille.
Kingston, Jamaica. Juno SS. IJcar
Admiral Sampson authorizes the pub
lication of the following information
obtained fromreconnoisances and front
"Matters aro quiet at Utiantanamo
bay. The Spanish are transporting
-irtillery to the town of (iuuntauauio.
"satin-day a shell from the battleship
Oregon destroyed a railway car and
sot a warehouse on lire. A spy assorts
that the Spanish gunboat Sandoval has
been filled with straw and will be
lestt-oyed if there is any danger of
her being captured.
"The Spanish forces at liuautanamo
ire vainly attempting to roach San
tiago, where nothing is known as to
the situation at (iuantanumo, as tho
.'ttbans hold tho intervening territory.
"(ionoral (iarcia'r. forces are within
ihree days of Santiago. They number
J, 000. The same number of Cubans
ire near llolgulu. (ieneral ICabi i.s at
Accrrtidoro, eighteen miles west of
Santiago, with H.io men, all well
"The best Information is that tho
'tttll of the Merrimae docs not block
he channel, but lies to tho right.
Vessels can pass without touching it.
"Lieutenant llobson and his men
ire now believed to have been taken uji
HAS BLANCO BEEN SHOT?
In riieontlriiieil Kiiport Tlmt 11 fiihiiu At
tempted tlio ;iiir.tl'n Lire.
Washington, Juno SS.- A sensational
'eport was circulated here last night
o the effect that (ieneral Illation had
icon shot. This story Is said to have
cached Washington through the
Argentine legation, which received it
'rout tlie City of Mexico. It cannot be
ontlrmcd, as state department otllcials
:now nothing of it.
According to the report a Cuban
olitnteer in tho Spanish army at
Havana, because of alleged disloyalty,
.vas executed by order of Hlanco. IDs
irother, who was an employe at Morro
tastlc, through revenge, shot the cap.
aln general through the thigh.
A SPANISH SHIP DISABLED,
Vim Cadiz Fleet PntH ll.iek With One of
tlio VcjhuIh In Tow.
Washington, June SS. A bit of good
lews came to-day through the medium
jf the state department from a reli
ible authority in Marseilles, France,
ttating that positive information had
jeen received there that tlio Cadiz,
tcet had returned to Cadiz with one of
.ho most formidable of the ships, tho
Vlttoria, disabled anil in tow of one of
die other ships.
To Cirrj- u ttrlti.ulo to .Stmftnr.
Washington, June SS. -The Harvard
ftntl the Vale, formerly the Auterleuii
liners New York and Papls, will he
ready to sail from Newport News, Va.,
litis week with a brigade of troops to
reinforce (ieneral Shiifter at Santiago
Tim HiidIi for U0111I1 Growl.
Washington, Juno SS. Tho amount
af subscriptions received to-day or
the new bonds exceeded that of any
.ither day since tho law authorizing
their Issue went into effect. Among
tlie numler were several million dollui
A rentlon for Mr. (Irliller.
Washington, Juno SS. Representa
tive Davenport, of Pennsylvania, lias
ntrodticed a bill grunting a pension of
J100 per month to Harriet V (Jrldley,
.vidow of tho late Captain Charles v,
lirldley, who commanded tho flugshly
Jlympia in tho battle at Manila, .
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