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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
AT THE GATES OF SANTIAGO.
A Bloody Battle Between Americans
and the Spanish.
Engagement Commenced Friday Morning at 8 O'clock and
Lasted All Day-Night Stops Conflict Which Leaves
Shatter and His Men at the Gates of Santiago-Battle
to Be Resumed Saturday Morning.
Wasmnoio.v, July 2. -The war c
partmcnt has received the following
from General Bliufter, dated at Stbony:
"Ilnd ti very heavy engagement to
day, which lusted from 8 a. in. till
sundown. We have carried their out
worltH and are now in possession of
thorn. There is now about three
quartern of u mile of open between my
lines and the city. Hy morning troops
will bo entrenched and considerable
augmentation of forces will ba there.
'General Lawton's division and
General Hates' brigade, which havo
been engaged all day in carrying El
C'unoy, which was accomplished at 4
p. in., will be In line and in front of
.Santiago during the night.
"I regret to say that our casualties
will be above four hundred. Of theirs
not many hilled. (Signed)
Sit wrr.it. "
The president and .others are pleaded
at Shutter's news. The battle estab
lished pretty conclusively that the
Spaniards are no match for tho en
thusiastic nud nggrosslvo American
troops. They were driven from their
strong entrenchments In front of
Santiago hack Into the city, nnd the
Americans are now occupying tho en
trenchments nud awaiting only the
dawn to resume the greater battle
which will result In the fall of Santia
go before Sunday night and perhaps
before nightfall today.
Playa vv.i. Ehtk, duly 2. With Shaf
fer's Army, A geucrul nss.iult on tho
city of Santiago tie Cuba by tltc land
and bca irco.i of the United States be
gan at 7 o'clock this morning.
General Lawton advanced nnd took
possession of Cabona, u suburb of San
tiago. Morro castle and tho other forts at
the entrance of the harbor were bom
barded by our fioet. Tho Vesuvius
used her dynamtto guns with good ef
fect. Tho Spanish fleet in tho harbor fired
on tho American troops who were very
close to tho city.
Hard lighting all along tho American
Hue was in progress at 11 o'clock.
Might wounded Americans and nine
wounded Cubans have been brought in.
At 1 o'clock this afternoon after four
hours tcrrillc lighting, the Spanish
began to lenvo their entrenchments
and began a retreat into tho city.
Many Americans were wounded and
arc being brought in. One man had
two arms shot off nnd was also wound
ed in tho hip, but wns laughing
Evening Tho lighting continued
until dark. Our forces carried tho
enemy's outer works and have uccupied
them this evening. Tho battlo will
orobaldy be resumed at daybreak.
The Amcrlcf loss Is heavy. Soma
estimates plaeo It at live hundred
killed and wounded.
Wasiunoton, July 2. Tho 1att1o
has begun. This was the news con
veyed in a dispatch received from
General Shatter ut 10 o'clock thh
morning. Tho dispatch read:
"Secretary of War, Washington
Camp near Scvilla, Cuba. Action now
going on. Tho firing only light and
desultory. Begun on tho right, near
Canoy, Lawton's division. Ho will
movo on tho north part of the town of
Santiago. Will keep you continually
advised of progress. Shatter, major
lirlef as tho message was, It told tho
whole story that tho llrst shots of the
long expected cl ash of unns, probably
tho llrst general land engagement cVt
tho war, was under way.
According to general Shatter's re
port tho attack on Santiago was be
gun by tho Second division of tho
Fifth army corps, commanded by
llrigadier Goncral II. W. Lawton. This
division consists of threo brigades,
mado up as follows: First brlgado,
commanded by Colonol J. J. Van Horn,
Eighth United States Infantry, Twenty-second
United States lufnutry and
England Decides for l'.
Toiionto, Ontario, July 2. A Lon
don cable to tho New York Evening
Telegram Hays: Tho protest of tho
Spanish ambassador against the put
ting together of the parts of the United
States dispatch boat Gresham in
Canadian waters Ins elicited a reply
from tho lirltish foreign olllco to tho
. effect .that it Is not considered u breach
'of ' tho neutrality taws'. " '
- ii i.i.
IT. 8. lr.iit,vTlilril, u Caitct.
Washington, July 2. Tho President
.as appointed Ulysass S. Grant, third,
of Now York a cadet to West Point.
tho Second Marsachusotts infantry.
Second brigade, commanding olficcr
unknown, but supposed to bo Colonel
Hates, First United States infantry,
Fourth United States infantry and
Twenty-llfth United States Infantry
Third brlgado, commanded by Brig
adier General A. It. Chaffee, Seventh
United States Infantry, Twelfth
United States infantry nnd Seven
teenth United States Infantry.
It thus nppears that tho entire di
vision which opened tho hostilities of
tho day is composed entirely of regu
lar troops, seasoned and experienced in
battlo, with the exception of tho Sec
ond Massachusetts volunteer Infantry,
which is regarded as ono of tho best
volunteer organizations In the army.
A dhipatoh was received in tho cabi
net mooting from Colonel Allen, in
charge of tho signal station at Playa
del Kate, He said that tho light was
growing furious in all directions. At
tho time he sent tho telegram eight
Americans nud nine Cubans had been
The Spaniards were shelling tho ad
vancing Americans nnd Admiral Samp
son's iloct was hotly engaging the forts
at the harbor entrance.
At noon yesterday tho American
army occupied a position in a long line
four allien east of Santiago do Cuba,
but no forward movement hud been
made in twenty-four hours owing to
the dinicultie.s in forwarding sufllcicnt
supplies from tho base at Jurngua, us
well as to the fact that It was impossi
ble to send light artillery and siege
gur.s to tho front from llaiijuirl.
Major General Shatter was at the
front nnd conducted the reeonnols
anco in person.
Tho American troops had made no
attack then upon Attuadorcs or upon
tho coast nyar tho loft wing of tho in
Tho town of El Gauey. or Canoy,
which commands tho land eutrauco
into Santiago do Cuba, was eloio to
tho American's right wing and was
expected to bo taken without difllculty,
as it was held by only a small guard
of Spaulsh troops. American scouting
parties went within 1,000 yards of
Caney without being attacked.
Tho roads in that vicinity wero re
paired and improved by our troops in
order that artillery might bo moved in
that direction. It Is believed that the
investment of Santiago do Cuba will
follow tho capture of El Gauey.
There uro about 5,000 Cubans opor
atlng with tho American army at the
front and tho Spanish force defending
Santiago do Cuba is estimated nt from
12,000 to 20,000. In addition, ns
already cabled, General Pnndo, thu
Spanish military eommander-ln-tho-liold,
is marching from Mananlllo,
somo 127 miles west, with 8,000 men,
nnd unless checked by tho small force
of Cubans holding tho mountain
passes ho could reach Santiago in his
efforts to support General Linares in a
With telegraphio communication es
tablished near Santiago and a wire
from Genornl Slmf tor's headquarters to
tho cable olllco In Cuba, tho President
nnd General Miles feel ns if Washing
ton was practically ns near to tho field
of operations as to Tampa, nnd tho
government assured of henring of op
erations as soon as they tnko place.
rrom saveral sources tho War de
partment learns that General Shnftcr
has taken tho measure of tho foo In
numbers nud ilghtlug ability. Ho un
doubtedly considers that tho ability of
tho Spanish army to light, In tho sonso
that tho United States soldiers regard
fighting, has been dreadfully overesti
mated by tho Spaniards. Tho brush
ftt La Quaslna served to inereaso tills
idea on Genoral Shatter's part and tho
later llight from El Caney, closo to tho
border of tho city Itsolf, is believed to
have Impressed him with the idea that
they have uot much fight loft In them.
Still It Is considered not improbable
that tho Spanish commander may have
Eomo plan of destruction for tho
United States forces not yet suspected.
Tho talk of mined roads docs not qulto
account for tho rofuH.il to flirht
Irlth Acalnit an Alllant-e,
Newcastle, N. 11., July 2. Tho
annual banquet of tho American Irish
National bocloty was held at tho Went
worth last night. Members from nil
over tho country wero present. A
minute was adopted protesting against
tho mooted Anglo-American alliance,
-,. OnrratiiaMo Do, Nmrlur.
,7vtu- nnjro wuib vUi ii.uu iiiin uuiiriurcu
n schooner und gouo to inspect with
her tho defense of tho Atlantic sea-coast.
THE BRINK OF DOOM.
A NEW ZEST ADDED TO THE
FOURTH OF JULY.
M'nflrr DrinantM Tniiurdlutn Kurrendrr of
ftimtlnso (Irnnt n I)n)r of (Irsicn at
lU'lirnl or l'ireli;ii Itrnlilrnt The City
llt'iiiinril und ut III Mercy.
Washington, July ft The great loss
of Americans yesterday hns been
somewknt compensated for by the
turn of affairs today.
General Shatter's, strong position wns
shown in u series of dispatches. Most
convincing of all us' to his feelings of
confidence and strength was that dis
patch given out late in the day in
which General Shatter gives tho text
of his demand for the surrender of the
city on pain of bombardment. This
'I'i.ava Dr.i. Esti:, July 4, 1S08.
Hon. It. A. Alger, Seerotury of War,
Wusliington: Headquarters Fifth Army
Corps, duly 3. Following is my de
mand for the surrender of thu city of
"Headquarters United States Forces
Near San Juan River, Cuba, July 3,
18118, S;30a. m. To the Commanding
General of the Spanish Forces, San
tiago do Cuba Sir: I shall be obliged
unless you surrender, to shell Santi
ago do Cuba. Please inform the citi
zens of foreign countries nnd nil
women and children that they should
leave the city before 10 o'clock tomor
row morning. Very respectfully, your
"William It. SiiArn:tt,
"Major General U. S. A."
Following us the Spanish reply,
f.hiuh Colonel Do rot has just returned
at G:30 p. in..
"Santiago m: Cirn.v, 2 p. in., July 3,
18D8. His Excellency, tho General
Commanding Forces of United States,
San Juan Illver Sir: I have the honor
to reply to your communication of to
day, written nt 8:30 a. m., nnd received
ut 1 p. m.. demanding the surrender of
tills city, on the contrary unnounelng
to me that you will bombard this city,
and that I ndvisu tho foreigners,
women nud children that they must
leave the city before 10 o'clock tomor
row morning. It is my duty to say to
you that this city will not surrender,
nnd tluit I will inform the foreign con
suls ami inhabitants of the contents of
your message. Very respectfully,
"Commander-in-Chief Fourth Corps."
I'i.ava DKL Esti:, July 3. Secretary
Nuvy, Washington, 1). C: At 0:30 a. in.
today the Spanish squadron, .seven in
nil, including one gunboat, came out
of Santiago in column and was totally
destroyed within an hour, excepting
the Cristobal Colon, which was chased
forty-five miles to westward by the
coininnudcr-in-chlef, Brooklyn, Oregon
and Texas, surrendering to llrooklyn,
but was benched to prevent sinking.
None of tho otlleers or men were in
jured, except on board llrooklyn.
Chief Yoeinan Ellis was killed and ono
man wounded. Admiral Cervern, nil
commanding otlleers excepting of
Oqueudo, about seventy other officers
and 1,300 men are prisoners- About
350 killed or drowned and 100 wound
ed, latter being cared for on Solace
and Olivette. Watson.
General Pnudo, with .",000 reinforce
ments, reached Santiago at noon yes
terday, General Cnlixto Garcia refus
ing to make an effort to stop him, say
ing that tho Spanish force was too
largo for him to engage.
General Miles has received tho fol
lowing telegram from General Shatter
dated l'lnya del Este, July 3:
"Killed a Spanish general in nffnir
at Caney and a large number of otlleers
and men, who arc still unburled. Gen
eral Linares' arm was broken. My
demand for surrender of Santiago
still being considered by the Spaulsh
authorities, Pnndo has arrived near
break in railroad with ills advance. I
think ho will be stopped."
CADIZ FLEET IS COALING,
tVnii rorcoil to I'rocood Out of tho Neu
trality Limit to Do It.
Pout Said, July , Admiral Cam
ara's ships moved outsldo of the harboi
In order to coal from their own col
liers. It is bclioved that part of Ad
miral Cumara's squadron intends to
proceed westward and tho rest east
ward. Tho local colliers, It appears,
intended trying to go to tho Red sen to
trans-ship their coal to Spaniard!
there, but this they are not permitted
to do, because it w ould bo a breach of
neutrality. Admiral Canmra can only
coal from ono of Ills own colliery lu
tho Red sea.
It Made Illm Think.
"On, George," tho beautiful girl said,
why don't you have It shaved off? I
never did enjoy kissing peoplo with
bristly mustaches." After that his
manner was strangely cold and distant.
Romo A diary "kept in 1342 by the
representative la Caiulla of tho repub
lic of Venice has just been discovered
in n Venetian convent. It is stated
that tho document contains tho wholo
history of Othello, and completely con
tradicts the version Riven by Shakes
peare. Tho wrltor describes Othello's
arrival in Venlce.hls marriage and sub
sequent career and death, tho latter
event occurring while Dcsdomonia was
still alive, It may bo, thereforo, that
tho palaco In Vcnleo pointed out to the
tout 1st us that occupied hy Dcsdomonia
is actually tho one. Still, there Is a
doubt about it. Pall Mall Gazette.
FOR THE WOUNDED'S CARE,
The Holii J nt Snutlncn The Relief
I Heady to Join Her.
Washington, July 4. Immediately
upon receiving General Shatter's tele
gram concerning the killed and
wounded, Surgeon General Sternberg
of tho army called on General Van
Keypon, tho surgeon goncral of tho
navy, and tho two hold a long consul
tation regarding tho courso to bo
taken. Fortunatoly tho ambulance
ship Solaeo is now in tho vicinity
of General Shatter's army, aud
slio will bo utilized for any oner
geuey cases which may arise. While
tho navy ship Solaeo is designed pri
marily for tho use of the llect, sho will
bo put at tho use of tho army when
ever that may bo necessary, and tho
navy and army ships will bo used in
terchangeably. Tho Solaeo is fully as
well adapted for treating tho wounded
as her sister ship of tho army, and lmj
accommodations for several hundred
men. When Inst heard of tho Solace
was at Guantanamo bay, a short dis
tnnco from tho cable station from
which the dispatches aro sent.
Hurried preparations aro being madt
by tho war department to send to Gen
eral Shatter tho assistants In tho med
ical department which ho asked for to
attend to thoso wounded in front oi
Santiago. The hospital bhip Itcliof,
which has been undergoing a thorough
overhauling at New York, is about
ready to start for Santiago. Sho leave)
to-day. The Relief has been fitted out
lu an admirable manner for the treat
ment of tho sick and wounded, and
every comfort possible will bo pro
vided for tho unfortunates. There
is a surgeon in cliargu with n full
corps of competent assistants and
a complete outfit for surgical work
In cases where this is neces
sary. Accommodations for probably
r00 persons have been provided, nnd in
ndditlon there has been installed in
the ship n carbonnting plant and an
ico manufacturing apparatus, which
lias facilities for making a great deal
more than is needed aboard snip. Tha
surplus will be utilized in supplying
the hospitals ashore lu tho immediate
vicinity of tho ships. Of course, tho
greater number of cases of sickness
anil wounds primarily will be treated
in tho regimental aud tho division
hospitals, while the Relief will be
utilized to a great extent in bringing
back to tho United States such cases oi
convalescents nud tho moro serious
cases of sickness which should be
brought here for treatment.
THE LOSS UNDERESTIMATED.
How tho Wnr Department Regard Ocn
oral Shatter! Dispatch.
Washington, July 4. Tho desperate
character of tho fighting is now fully
known to tho War department. Later
reports, olllclnl nnd direct from tha
field, indicate that Shatter's estimate
was too low. General Shatter had not,
up to 1 1 o'clock this morning, placed
any exact figure on his loss, but ho
made it clear that his first estimate nt
400 was much short of tho actual loss.
Tho press dispatch from tho field, giv
ing the casualties at about 1,000 is in
lino with General Shatter's later inti
mation, although, as stated, he has no
figure. A dense growth of chapparal
in which tho American troops fought
made it well nigh impossible at first
to learn the extent of the loss.
The military authorities wero alert
early in tho day, despito tho fact that
they had been up well through the
night in anxious waiting for tho latest
reports. Secretary Alger and tho ad
jutant general of tho army, General
Corbln hold a conferenco as soon as tha
Then Surgeon General Stcrnborg
was sent for and joined in tho confer
cuco. It is understood tho surgeon
general will send a largo force of med
ical otlleers, somo forty or fifty, in ad
dition to thoso already with General
Shatter's men. All suitable appliances
will bo provided. Neither the secre
tary nor tho adjutant grnoral would
add anything to tho Information giver,
out at midnight.
General Miles and his staff wero to
gether in tho general's olllco early in
the day. Spread on tho general's desk
was a map showing in minutest de
tails every roadway, trail and eleva
tion about Santiago. Tho general
traced tho lino of operations nnd tho
probable lino of notion now in prog
ress. Ho had received nothing addi
tional from tho field. Ho spoko gravoly
of tho fierceness of tho fighting. From
n strategic point of view, Lawton's
taking of Canoy gavo an olovation on
tho right wing, serving tho doublo
purposo of diverting tho enemy from
tho left and oponing a way to our loft
wing and also of giving our troops a
moro commanding sweep of tho en
emy's northern defenses. Incident
ally, it accomplished tho important
purpose of preventing Pando's coming
down with reiuforcomonts from thi
north and turning our right flank.
London, July 4. Tho Ilerlin corre
spftndent of tho London Standard says:
A dispatch to tho Cologno Gazotto
from Hong Kong declares that General
Agulnaldo, Hushed with success, in
sists upon tho absolute indopondenco
of tho Philippines. Another report al
leges that there is an agreement be
tween tho United States and Japan to
prevent tho interference of Russia and
Germany in tho Philippines, by means
of Japan concentrating a fleet off tho
gulf of Pe-Chl-Ll, in readiness to seizo
Chinese or Corean ports if opportunity
TEXAS TRAIN ROBBED,
Tesui & l'ocino FiiMeuKor Held Up
Dynamited Near Midland.
Kr. Paso, July 4. Tho Texas & Pa
cific westbound train was held up and
tho safe dynamited lato last night nt
Stanton siding, near Midland, Texas.
No ouo was hurt, llloodhounds have
bcn sent to tho qceno from Vccos, and
't 5vp.ppai.ca 'from 'Midland ,aro in ho
Tho first day that a girl gets her
new pictures homo sho doesn't do any
thing but look ut them and wonder it
thoy are good
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.
Cervera's Flying Squadron Can Not
A Dash for Liberty Well Met-Guns of Sampson's Fleet
Turned Upon It and Enemy Literally Shot to Pieces
Cervera Himself a Prisoner,' Together With Thirteen
Santiago de Cuua, July.'. Admiral
Cervera's fleet, consisting of the ar
mored cruisers Cristobal Colon, Alml
runte Oqueudo, Infanta .Maria Teresa
and Vicuyu, and two torpedo boat de
stroyers, the Furor nnd the Pluton,
which have been held in the harbor at
Santiago do Cuba for the past six
weeks, by the combined squadrons of
Hear Admiral Sampson and Commo
dore Schley, lies today nt the bottom
of the Caribbean se a off the southern
coast of Cuba. The Spanish admiral
Is a prisoner of wur and 1,000 to 1,500
other Spanish otlleers und sailors, all
of whom escaped the frightful carnage
caused by the shells from the Ameri
can warships, are ulso held as prison
ers of war by the'Unitcd States.
The Spaniards, when they found
they would be ullowed to live, adapt
ed themselves to tho situation, rolled
their cigarettes and began playing
?ards among themselves.
The American victory Is complete,
and according to the best information
obtainable at this time tho American
vessels wero untouched and only ono
man was killed, though the ships were
subjected to the heavy lire of tho
Spaniards all the time tho battle
Admiral Cervera made as gallant a
dash for liberty and for the preserva
tion of his ships as has ever occurred
in the history of naval warfare. The
Americans saw him thu moment ho
left the hnrbcr and commenced their
work of destruction immediately.
At no time did tho Spaniards show
any indication that they intended to
do otherwise than fight to tho Inst.
They showed no signals of surrender,
ovod when their ships commenced to
sink and the great clouds of smoke
pouring from their sides showed they
were on fire. Hut they turned their
bends toward the shore, less than n
uii'o away, nnd ran them on the bench
aud rocks, where their destruction was
soon completei. The otlleers und men
ou board them cscnncu to the snore as
well ns they could, with tho assistance
of boats scut from the American men-of-war
and then threw themselves up
on the mercy of their captors, who not
only extended to them the gracious
hand of American chivalry, but sent
them u guard to protect them from the
murderous hands of Cuban soldiers
hiding in the bush on the hillside,
eager to rush down nnd attack the tin
urmed, defeated, but valorous foe.
Ono or another of the Spanish ships
becamo the victim of the awful rain of
shot nnd shells which tho American
battleships, cruisers and gunboats
poured upon them: nnd two hours nfter
the first of the fleet had started out of
Santiago linrbor three cruisers and
two torpedo boat destroyers were
lying on the shore, ten to twelve miles
west of Morro castle, pounding to
pieces, smolce and flames issuing from
every part of them und covering tho
entire coast lino with a mist which
could be seen for miles.
Admiral Ccvera escaped to the shore
in a boat sent by the Gloucester to tho
assistance of tho Infanta Maria Tere
sa, und ns soon as he touched the beach
he surrendered himself aud his com
mand to Lieutenant Morton aud asked
to be taken on board the Gloucester,
which was the only American vessel
near him at the time, with several of
his officer , including tho enptain of
the flag ship. Tho Spanish admiral,
who was wounded in tho nrm, wits
taken to the Gloucester nnd was re
ceived at tho gangway by her com
mander, Lieutenant-Commander Rich
ard Wnlnwrlght, who grasped the
hand of tho gray-bearded admiral aud
said to him:
'I congratulate you, sir, upon hav
ing mado ns gallant a fight us was
over witnessed on the sea."
then placed his cabin at tho disposal
of tho Spanish officers.
At that time the Spanish ilagship
and four other Spanish vessels had
been aground and burning for two
hours, und tho only ono of tho escaping
fleet which could not bo scon at this
point was tho Cristobal Colon. Hut
half a dozen curls of smoko far down
on tho western horizon showed the
fate that was awaiting her. Tho Cris
tobal Colon wns tho fastest of the
Spanisli ships, and sho 'soon gained a
lead over the others after leaving tho
harbor and escaped tho effect of thu
shots which destroyed the other ves
sels. She steamed uwnyat great speed,
with tho Oregon, Now York, llrooklyn
and several other ships in pursul t, nil
of them firing at her constantly and
receiving flro themselves from her
Where Dine Wot
The celebrated Italian actreai, Eleo
nora Duse, cannot positively Klvo tho
namo of her placo of birth, for she
first saw light in a railway carrlago be
tween Padua aud Venice.
Washington, July c Owing to ' j
many conflicting reports of the tosses
of tho American troops in yesterday's
engagement, It lias been thought best
by tho war department officials to
make public tho text of General Shat
ter's last dispatch, received this morn
ing at 4 o'clock. It is as follows:
"Siiioxev, via Playa dol Kste, July 1,
Adjutant General, Washington: 1 fear
I have underestimated to-day's (Fri
day's) casualties. A largo and thor
oughly equipped hospital ship should
be sent hero at once to care for tho
"The chief surgeon says ho has,, uso
for forty more medical otlleers. Tho
ship must bring a launch and boat.
for conveying tho wounded. Shatter,
major general commanding,
Stnoxr.v, July 1, u p. m., via riay.i
del Kste. At this hour the fighting
has practically stopped, to bo renewed
in the morning. Tho entire reserves
of tho American army havo been or
dered to the front at once, apparently
witli tho intention of forcing our way
to Santiago de Cuba. The troops havo
advanced nearly to the city, but tlu
fortifications are very strong.
Our I.on i:tlnmtrl nt 1,000.
Our losses aro heavy. An officer
from the field estimates our killed and
wounded at over 1,000.
Shells, supposedly from the Spanish
fleet, did heavy execution among our
During a lull In the fighting an im
pressive incident occurred. Tho
Twenty-first infantry was out in front
and suffering loss from the Spanish
fire, but the men sang Tho Star
Spangled Hanuer," even tho wounded
joining in the singing.
The Wny Open to Morro.
Nnw YoitK, July '. A dispatch to
tho New Yorlc Evening World dated
"Two Miles from Santiago, July J,,'
San Juan heights have fallen nnd tho
way is now open for an advance on
Morro castlo. It was a glorious vic
tory, but very dearly purchased.
The place was tho strongest Spanisli
outpost, well fortified and valiantly
defended. The position was an excel
lent one. San Juan hill is steep nnd
an artillery battery was located on it.
It was also occupied by barracks and
NpnnliiriU Are Demnrnllrcil.
As I write our troops aro swarming
up the hill and covering it like ants.
The Spaniards aro demoralized. The
fighting has been of tho hardest kind,
nnd our troops havo buffered severely,
but tho enemy's works arc in their
hands, and they do not count tho cost.
El Gauey is also ours. Tho general
ndvance which began at .1 o'clock this
afternoon has been successful nil along
Spaniard Fled Into the Cltj.
After driving the enemy out of 111
Gauey the troops took possession of tho
village nnd destroyed tho Spanisli forts
by which it had been dofendod. Tho
Spalnards lied Into the city of Santia
go, where they now are. Tho losses
on both sides were heavy. A bursting
Spanish shell almost annihilated an
entire company of our troops.
DEWEY AGAIN REPORTS.
Has Made No r.inl)rr.i)ilns rromties t
the IiiHurRont I.cailor.
'Washington, July 4. Tho navy de
partment received n dispatch yester
day from Admiral Dewoy, dated Cavito,
Juno -7. Ho mado no mention of re
inforcements, nud snld ho had avoided
committing this government to anj
policy, and had left General Merrlti
free. lie had some other matters oi
interest to communicate, but they
wero not of a character that could be
properly mado public at this stage.
" London, July !!. A dispatch to the
Dally Telegraph from Manila, dated
Tuesday, Juno 23, via Hong Kong,
says: "Tho non-arrival of tho Ameri
can troops has grievously disappointed
Admiral uowey, but tlio Americans
still count on celebrating tho Fourth
of July in Manila. It is reported Ad
miral Von Diedrichs sent two vessels
away on learning that America re
garded his attltudo as unfriendly. A
wholly improved feeling now exists.
Tho American officers express confi
dence in their ability to dlsposo of any
ships Spain can now send, but in vlow
of tho alleged strength of Admiral
Camnra's squadron, tho wish is ex
pressed that tho Americans had at least
one battleship, '
Somo men rather enjoy being told ot
their sins if nobody neks them to re
Franco gathers a window tax on moro
than 9,000.000 houses.
TWO SHIPS IN SUEZ CANAL.
The fitnto Department Hoar Prom Cu
tnnr.1 Moro Cimllni; In l'rocrrwu.
Washington, July !. Tho Stnto de
partment has received information
from a consulnr representative at
Cairo that two vessels of Camnra's
squadron havo entered tho Suez, canal.
Pout Said, July 2. With tho excep
tion of tho Auduz, tho entire Spanish
fleet is at anchor about eight miles off
Port Said, coaling from steijmers
alongside. It Is doubtful whether tho
Egyptian government will allow them
1 to go in.
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