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00ooi}t}illr-00. epu,bli00an. > VOL. LXXIII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, dULY 9, 1898. i i i i A GLORIOUS VICTORY.I Graphic and Thrilling Details of the Destruction of Cervera's Fleet. Brilliant Chapter Added t0 the Aunals of Naval Warfare" Htmdreds of Spaniards Killed, Wounded and Drowned, With More Than a Thousand Pris0ners--0ne American Killed. WITH ADMIBAL SAMPSON'S FLEET, OFF STIAGO, Sunday (via Kingston, Ja- maica), July 4.--Admiral Sampson this morning set out to dislodge the Spanish from their works at Aguadores, where secondary battery had the first destroy- wcrc rained upon him at a rangc which er's range and rained shell upon it.  was very short, for such guns; in spite Splintered and torn, but still with of the fact that his boilers and machin- their steering gear and machinery iu- ery were damaged, he held his course. tact. both destroyers turned hack to From a point a mile west of Morro the mn for the mouth of the harbor and Cristobal Colon was invisible frequently seek safety inside, but it was too late. in low-hanging smoke from his own The fight had beeu carried nearly four guns. and also that which drifted in- miles west of Morro, and the New York shore from the battleships, who clearly was already past the harbor mou. saw it might have been better if they The Gloucester was ready for them had moved in circle and given battle close at hand. Shc and the destroyers under the Santiago batteries, whose aid and the Indiana formed a triangle, of would have lcssened the odds against which the dcstroyers werc the apex, him, but the Spaniards, through splen- and the American fire converging was did strategy, had not been headed off too ficrce for human beings to with- until the batteries could no longer stand. Onc destroyer drifted into the train thcir guns ou our fleet. surf of fire, a battered wreck, and then Tle End .f the Colon. crept on toward the Gloucester and the At li :30 Cervera saw the Oregon cut- New York, her guns silent and show- ting in-shore attead oi him toround him ing a flag of truce. She was on fire, to. The smoke was very thick. The too, and her crew run her ashore to firing was incessant. Cervcra's avail- save the lives of those who had escaped able guns wcre no longer well served. our shells. She blew up soon after they Shells had set fire to his ship near the abandoned her. stern, and the flames were controlled I was standing behind Dr. Simonds, with difficulty, but the Spanish ad- of the Iowa, when the Gloucester was miral altered his course and headed off in greatest peril, and he could nothclp from the coast, as if attempting to pas the Micifigan troops were repulsed on the line of the railway, Saturday morn- ing, while they were marching forward to seize thc Morro battery and blow up the fort, after the fleet had driveu the Spanish from their guns• Our torpedo boats were not with the fleet, and when Admiral Sampson left the Morro bat- tery the battleships and the cruiser Brooklyn were grouped off the harbor sou th. It is not known whether Admiral Cer- vera has blown np thc Mcrrimac or passed it in single column, lIis ship the Cristobal Colon, glided out of the harbor and shot to the westward, her two funnels and high black bulwarks showing plain against thc green of the hills, hcr pennant and the Spanish red and yellow ensign in the lashing above. In a few seconds the American fleet was in motion, the Indiana, which was closest, heading straight inshore to get closer range. The Spaniard opened fire with an ll- inch IIontoria. and mighty fountains of watcr rose above the battleship and wet hcr decks. The shell fell near her bow. The Indiana replied witll her 13- inch guns, and a moment later let go everythin she could bring to bear. One of the first shells fell on the Spanish / cruiser's deck. Cervera was going fast. , and the Indiana rounded to give him a broadside; and then, as the lowa aud the Texas opened on him, the doomed admiral turned to the harbor mouth, ' - where the Almirante Oquendo was just cming into view. At first Due could hardYy-bblieve his eyes; but when the Oquendo appeared and steamed swiftlv westward into the smoke and lightning where Cervera's flag still llcw. it flashed upon us that ' g:" here was to bc history making indeed. " It was a sublime spectacle of a des- perate admiral, who had decided to give battle against overwhelming odds in the open water rather than.remain and blow up his own ships in thc harbor of the beleaguered city. Cervera's flag was hidden for a time and he fled wcstward, his port broad- side emitting flashes and tongues of flame, which marked his progress. For the next five minutes hc ran a gantlet such as no ship had ever run' in history, and when his consorts were burning and he surrendered his ship he still had a gun or two capable of action. The Savage Indiana. The Indiana fell upou the Oqncndo, paying no heed to the Morro battery, whose gunners tried hard to protect the cruiser as she movcd to the westward. The Iowa let Cervera go on into the hands of the Orcgon, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, and then turned, with the Texas, to pound the Oquendo. Then cvcry American ship was in ac- tion, and smoke shrouded the coast and blew away lazily, revealing geysers about the ships where the Spanish shells from the cruisers and the Morro battery tore the water. A ship emergcd from the harbor. It was the Vizcaya, coming at full speed, smoke curling over tmr bow as she took her course to the wcstward and brought her bow guns into play. Behind her ease the Infanta Maria Teresa and .Spain's two much-dreaded torpedo boat destroyers, perhaps 200 yards apart.. The Maria Teresa was received with a terrific sto'm of shells. Smashed and on fire, she was beached close to the Morro, The Iowa steamed for a time for•ard with the Oquendo. and the Indiana did the same with the Vizcaya, but as the fight thus moved westward it became after Cervera, pledged to go with him to defeat and death. Shells burst on the decks of the Span- ish cruisers at short intervals, after they were ou fire, but again and again they extinguished the flames and manned again and again the guns fi'om which they had bn driven. The green crest on their starboard side smoked with the shells which flew over them, and crashing sounds, heard amid the thunder of great rifles, told of armor-piercing shclls driven into and through their protected sides. Still they fired. Their shots fell about the Indiana and Iowa thickly. I could not see that our warships were hit. No doubt they were. but it seems that none of their gaBS were silenced, so terrific continu5 their fire. Glory for the Gloucester. Once free of the Morro battery range, I stopped to see what would be the fate of the Gloucester. Lieu- tcnant-Commandcr Wainright, like Nel- son, seemed to have the blind eye. As turning from the main battle to watch her heroic work and shouting his bope that she would not run short of ammu- nition. Her commander's skill and courage were simply magniflccut. Vlzcaya und Oquendo Yield. The Spanish admiral was lost in smoke to the westward when, at a quar- ter bcfore 11 o'clock, the Vizcaya hoistcd a white flag. This ivas followed hy the Oquendo going ashore, with thc flames bursting from her decks• The Iowa, Indiana, Texas and fassa- chusctts ceased firing, the Massachu- setts going at once to join the Oregon and the Brooklyn in pounding up and quashing Cervera's ship. Once headed off, the Oquendo turned into a small bay, four or five miles west of Santiago, where she lay close to the land. With an ovcrwhelmmg broad- i CRUISER BROOKLYN (Commodore Sehley's Flaghip.) he was signalled to pull out he re- mained with his 6-pounders to do work which was historic and astonishing. At one time thc Gloucester was being fired at by the Vizcaya, both torpedo boat destroyers and Morro battery. That she was not sunk and that she had enough men left to work her guns was marvclous. She lay close in to where the Vizcaya came out and ran along parallcl, firing at the cruisers fiercely, in proportion to her size, as did the In- diana and Iowa. Capt. Eulato of the izeaya probably feared a torpedo from the Gloucester, for he turned loose his secondary bat- tery at her as he passed on into a storm of shells from the battleships. When the destroyers came out the Gloucester accepted them at once as parts of her contract. These destroyers were strong in machine g6ns and guns of 1.3 and 6 pounder class. It skemed that smoke jets burst from thc destroy- ers in twenty places as they slipped along after the Vizcaya, and the water all about the Gloucester was kept splashing by shells and bullets from much|no guns, but the yacht steamed ahead, keeping thc destroyers directly between her and shore and hammcrmg them. The Morro was throwing shells from behind, and occasionally the Viz- caya turned a gun or two upon her foI- side the Vizeaya followed, first heading ouSasifto break through the line of battle. The Indiana aud Iowa closed in, and their formation made her escape in that direction impossible. Capt• Eulate then :tttempted to reach the cast side of the bay, followed by the Oquendo, but in vain. With a glass I could sea that the ¥iz- caya's bulwarks near the stern had been torn away. Smoke poured out where shells had exploded inside, and she was on fire. Iter guns, with the exception of those forward, were out of action• ller bow guns were still fircd at intervals. Those who were not work- ingthe bow guns were crowded for- ward to escape the smoke and firc aft. The Oquendo was ashore, her guns silent and the smoke rising in thick black clouds• Cervera Still Fought. There was a thundering of guns to westward now. and flashes in the smoke told that Cervera still fought, but to eastward of his ship lay the burning wreck of his two destroyers. The torpedo boat Ericsson was seen coming along with the New York. The Oquendo was helpless, the Indiana and the Iowa were closing, and shell after shell bursting above and aboard the Vizcaya. Eulate hoisted awhitc flag as his ship went ashore to save the rem- between two ships and run for it. It was impossible. The Iowa and Texas were already moving down to close the gap, and the Spanish flagship, raked by the Oregon and the Brooklyn at from 1,000 to 3,000 yards, mad by the Iowa and the Texas at longer range, turned in-shore again and ran for tile rocks, where the surf 'as breaking. Cervera still rcplicd occasionally, and I wondered when the smoke hid his ship if lie would be afloat when it lifted. I could discern the Span- ish flag from time to time as the smoke drifted away, and the flash of a gun at intervals proved that the Spaniard was consistently following the idea which led him to  uit the har- bor-which was to makc a glorious end. But his ship moved slowly now, as if disabled, and in a few minutes more his guns were silent. The black smoke replaced the swirl- ing white. The flagship 9"as aflame. IIer men had been unable cither to work the guns or smother the flames caused by hursting shells, and she was headed for the rocks. She struck bow on and rested there. Red flames burst through the black smoke and soon a pillar of cloud rose straight up a thou- sand feet and then bent against the green mountain. Cervera's ship was hopelessly lost. The American battle- ships ceased firing before she struck ann ran in, apparently with the inten- tion of saving the survlvrs a prisou- ers. This was evidently expected by the Spaniards, notably by the Vizcaya men. hundreds of whom thronged the forward deck watching thc flames eat- ing their way towrrd them. LOSSES NOT SO HEAVY. Probably a Thousand Stricken All Told, About 15 Per Cent. of Whom Were Killed. SlUGgEr. Cuba, Saturday, July 2 (7 p.m.), via Kingston, Sunday, July 3.- The fighting on the right of our lines this afternoon developed unexpectedly, and for some hours was ahnost as severe as the firing of yesterday (Friday), when Lawton was assaulting El Caney. The Spanish made an attack in force on our positions, pouring in volley after volley in quick succession and with re- markable regularity. Our return fire was certainly effective, and continued strong after the Spauish volleys had become rarer and less heavy. Mean- time thc batteries on Grimes' hill kept booming away at thc middle of the en- emy's line, materially aiding the flank- mg movement. The shelling from the Spanish fleet was less active, and ap- parently gave our left little trouble. At this hour a report has just arrived here that Gem Lawton, aided by fresher regiments sent him early in the after- noon, has turned the encmy's left and his troops are already in the city, where almost a hand to hand encounter is go. ing on in the streets. The situation when the Associated Press correspond- ent left tim front, as shown in an earlier dispatch, was such that tim capture of the town tonight (Saturday) would not be surprising• A conscrvativc estimate by army men --not officials--is that our casualties during yesterday's fighting were nearly, if not quite, a thousand, about 15 per cent. of which were deaths. Today's casualties on the American side were much lower, because our troops had been well entrenched the night before. ARRIVAL AT MANILA. The ]First Philippines Expedition lies S0 Said Lieutenant-Commander Wainwright, as He Stood Upon the Glucesteffs Bridge. 01?tIER IE UNNOTICED. Mrs. Eliza May was instantly killed iu a runaway at Burlington, In. At Clay City, Ind., four dwelling were wrecked by lightuiu. Thomas Jolt nson Maqucon was struck by a train at Galesbnrg, Ill., and killed. Gen. Slutftcr has been asked to for- ward his recommendations for pro|no- tions. BURNING WRECKS ONTHE CUBAN SHORE, .,olin Wirtz. a6 years old. of Pacific. Scene of Destruction thgt Lsted for lIour! After Cervera's Sqxadron lied lleen caehed and Deserted by the en Who So Bravely Endeavored to Escape with Thegn. TEN MII.ES VEST OF TIlE ENTRANCE OF TIlE HARBOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUB&• July 3, 4 p. m.. via Kingston, Jamaica, July 4 (4:50 p. m.)For hours after Admiral Ccrvera went aboard the Gloucester. a prisoner, the Infanta Ma- ria Teresa• Almirantc Oqucndo and Vizcava continued to burn, and every now and then a deed roar, accompa- nied by a bflrst of flamc and smoke from the sides of the ships, would an- nounce the Explosion of More Ammuuttton or another magazinc• As thc flames shot higler and higher above the decks of the magniflecnt vessels that had eomposcd Admiral Cervcra's fleet, many of those who witnessed the scene felt it had a strong connection with the destruction of the Amcricau battleship Maine in IIavana lhtrbor, five months ago. A l£alnc Officer's llour of Triumph. Lieutenant-Commander Wainwright, the coutmaudcr of thc Gloucester, was executive ot,icer of tile Maine at the time of the disaster, and. although lie remained in Itavana harbor two months aftcr the explosion, lie lived on board the dispatch boat Fern and steadfastly refused to set his foo with- in the city until, to use his own words the time should colne when lie could go ashore at the head of a landin,,r party of American blue jackcts. To-day it was his ship that sank two Spanish torpedo boat destroyers and afterwards received tim Spanish admiral aboard as a prisoner of war. Valnwrlgh Vatehmt the Flames. From his position on the bridge of the Gloucestcr Lieutenant-Commander Wainwright watched thc flames and moke as thcyenvcloped the decks of the three greatest warships of the Spanish navy, which were soon to be reduced to nothiug but shattered masts and twisted smokcstacles protrudin above the water, similar to that othcr picture iu liavana harbor. It was not strange, therefore, that he remarked to his brother officers beside him: '*The Maine is Avenged."- Just then the Pluton and the Fro'or sank. Tim Gloucester'e boat picked up as many of the survivors as site couhi find on the shore. The prisoners of war included the captains of both boats. None offered auy resist- ance, and were glad to go to the Glou- cester, as they feared an attack from the Cubans. Rounding Up the Survives A number of the survivors, ineludiv g ofliccrsof the Furor, who• it was re- ported, had their lefts shot off, were scattered all along the coast for some distance and could not bc fouud• Three diviners and six men of the Pluton escaped from the shore in one of thcir own boats and pulled to the prcss boat Yanda, wbcre they re- maincd nntil their captain, who was held a prisoner on the Gloucester, oc- erred them to join him on tle latter vessel. A Remarkable Featore. Tile most remarkablc feature of the combat was the fact that, notwith- ing the utter destruction of the Spanish fleet and the hard fight thosc ships madc even after they werc on fire. the American vessels should eseapc without injury. The only possible explauatiou of this is the poor msrkmanship of thc Spanish g,nn- nets, wlnch has been so well demon- atrated in every otier conflict of the ar. Tim Newark, Commodore Watson's flagship, did not participate in the great event, as she was coaling at Guantanamo. ONLY THING LEFT TO DO. Admiral Cervera Says lie Would Rather Lose HIs Ships at Sen, Like a Sailor, than in a llarbor. OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 4, VIA KIOSTON, Jamaica, July 5.--Thc first and only statement concerning the re- cent naval battle made by the ;panish Mo., was killed by a small eannon ex- ploding. Ex-Senator Peffer has accepted the prohibition nomination forgovernor o! Kansas. There were three murders in St. Louis incidental to the celebration of tbe Fourth. Louis Thomas, a 16-year-old boy, lost both eyes at t. Louis b)' the explo- sion of a toy cannon. Engineers and firemen on the orth- ern t'acifie will receive a 15-per-cent. advance in wages from July 1. it was estimated that .',)00•000 people participated in the Fourth of July eele- bratiou at Forest park, St. houis. ProL Frederick S. Davenport died nt his home in Jerseyville, Ill., aged 70 years• lie was anat'ivc of England, Fourth of Ja]y was celebrated more throughout the country, north and south, than for ntany years. Reports from thc K.londike country say that hundrcds of miners are suf- fering from scurvy and typhoid fever. Mrs. Thomss It. West, wife of Presi- dent West of the t. Louis Trust Co., died of heart disease at Magnolia, Miss. President McKinley tenders thc country's thauks to Admiral Sampson for tim destruetion of C ervera's squad- roB. Beu I;oyle. a young man of Mill Grove. Mo., was killed by the explosiou of au anvil, which was too heavily charged. In a difficulty over family affairs J. P. Woodm'd shot and killed Joseph Ragland. his brother-in-law, at Mans- field, Tcx. Geu Miles telegraphed Gen. Shelter that he expectcd to be in Santiago in a week. and complimented him on the success achieved. Premiec Sagasta boastingly a sserts that there are 100,000 men in Cuba who won't surrender, even if Cervera's fleet has becu dcstroyed. IIendriek, the allcged mm'derer of Lull, at Jackuon, Me.. has made a con- fession, lle says he shot Lai], but de-. nics having shot Mrs. LaiI. D• C. MeDougall. recorder of deeds for Pcttis county, Mo., was shot in the head by an unknown party while walk- ing in hi.s garden at Sedalia. At Jones' Prairie. Tcx., Whltfield McKinncy shot his wi(( and then clubbcd her to death with a gun, after which he cut his thrbat with a razor. J| u Needham. colored, eha gel with aatt, p!e.ded guilty bcfor the cir- cuit court a 1line Bluff. Ark•, and was sentenced to ten years in tlze peniten- tiary. Leslie Oldham and William Gilmore bccame involved in a quarrel at Bell station, Ky., when. Oldnam was shot twice, once iu the side. rccivin2" fatal injurie Gihnorc was arrested. On the picnic grounds at Cold Springs, near Brookhaven. Miss.. Ralph Butter- field attempted to shoot John Perkins but missed, and the pistol ball entered the foot of Miss Josie Tibbs, inflicting a serious wound. At Brookhaven. Miss, a thief en- tered the otlice of Express Agent Per- kins in broad daylight, during his tem- porary absence, and carried off the money drawer, containing 60 in cash and several valuable packages. In a flht between John Jackson and Amos Fox at Grcnada, Me., Jaeksou shot his antaffoaist in the breast, in- flicting a probably fatal wouud, and accidentally shot through the arm of Mrs. Alonzo King, a bystander. Jack- son escaped. A LITTLE FRENCH ADVICE. Senor Sagasta, the Spanish Fremler, Ad- vised to Open Negotia tlOn for e,e. PAss, July 5.--'rite Temps publishes an articlc headed "Peace is Necessary," in course of which it says: "Perhaps the only service which Senor Sarasta can now render to Spain, his party, liberalism and himself is to open ne- gotiations for pcaee. There has been enough bloodshed, battles and destrn¢- tiou of ships, fortsaad live If Span* ish honor is not now satisfied, when, in the name of Heaven, will it be?" Drowned at Clifton Terraee. ST. Louis, July 5.William Gottlieb, NO. 4. ': BO/00Bi00RD00FTtl l}[[[ilt00il. The Final Assault on Santhtg Will Not Take Plae for a Few Days at Least. WILL PUSH FORWARD REINFORGEMEN .% The 8paaials Having llen Reinfca'ee, it Not Considered Vlso to lake the Assault with the l'reseot F Wlaea FeW D3ys Wtll Br|ng Plenty e Mea to the Front. WASmeTO, July 5.--There will be Secretary Img have been ia att constant communication with Gem. Shafter and Admiral Sampson upon t-hr situation, and the conelusion has been reached that It Vould Not bo Advlsabl tO attempt to earry the city of Sn- tiaffo by storm with our 1 Gem Shafter, in a dispatch Monday night, couflrmed that Gem Pando, with about  Spaniards, had arrived in the city and were already distributed amon t| for tlfications. This reinforcement makes the Spanish forces defondi the city from 16,09:)to I8.0. The very great advantage of bing in* trenched Adds Mater|any to Tlzlr ,tugth and, ia. the opinion of makes their effective fighting from a third to a half greater own. Gcn. Shafter, in his dispatee states that the exceive heat and re,ins of the last two weeks have contributod nearly as much as the Spanish bullets to theiueffectiveues of our army. Un- der these circumstances it is his opin- ion that it would be unwise to attempt to Carry the City by AasaaIt. This view is shared b" here, and also, it is uaderstood I miral Sampson, in fleet. At the cabinet meeting the identdirceted that telegrams to Gcn. Shafter and Admiral Sampson, suggesting they confer as to the situa- tion, and particularly as to the advisa- bility of the admiral's attempt to Foree a Fasage Into 8antlago nay and so be in reudiaess to reuder cffec- tire aid ia the assault upou the city. • It is known to be Gem hafter'a dd- sire to make the feet tncr bhc harbor. Olers were given Looking to the im- mediate dispatch of troopships Tampa with Retnforcemenls for Shaf[e. and others now off Santiago wiI1 I brought here at the earliest poibte moment to aid in the trausportatdou reinforcements, and it is probable that 15,000 will ue sent forward aa rapi as transportation can be supplied. Shifter nnd mpon €ill Forfeits Pl WsmTo, Jnlv 5,--In the opinio of the best informed waroflieials, Gea, Sliafter and Admiral Sampson, who have been directed to co-o general attack upon Santiago, feet a plan of action against immedia ted y. May Fore the Hrhor. It is regard0d as likely that Admir Sampson will immediately attack th fortitations at the entrance of Sh harbor and force his way rote the leaf of Santiago. Once there he will able to command the city absolutely. It is fully realized that the attempt to force axl entrance to the harbor will bca hazardous venture. Uneoaflrmed Rumors. Rumors were current at the war parLment that Sampson's read)" entered the harbor. This not be confirmed in auy One report was that the signal had so reported to (;ten. Greely latter said he had received that nature, IT WAS SCHLEYS Sampson Not Prelent at tie Rtlllalalb and W*ttoa Dhtu't t There THi Aftel' the Ftght °WAsmoTo. July .- -The navy de- • tment had no additional detallson ,l,c annihilatiou of the Spanish fleet, md it was said tim t the dispatches from Sampson and Watson giving he essential facts were not flowed by more minute clear that the Americans were willing that the Spanish ships should run far enough from the Morro to lose the aid "of the guns there, and in twenty min- utes this was done. This was a bit of strategy which was developed under fire, and which was accepted at once by all the American ships without !" orders. Iu fact, the smoke often made it impossible to see the signals which Commodore Sehley was making from the Brooklyn, so tremendous was the firing all along the line. Short and Deadly Range. Both the Oquendo and the Vizcaya were sometimes Within a thousand yards of the Indiana. This varied, but as a rule it was short and extremely deadly. Nevertheless, the high speed and thick armor of their ships stood the Spanish in good stead as they fol- lowed in the path of honor marked out by Admiral Cervera. Three quarters of an hour after the action began it was evident that the Spanish had many guns disabled and Would have to surrender. Thc;e were casualtics on the enemy's ships. As the smoke cleared a little, one uld see the Spanish flaghip, her port : broadside spouting smoke, still holding . on to westward. The Texas and the : Msaehusetts joined the indiana and ::Iowa. The Oquendo and the Viz- the and lower. The yaeht was often completely hidden by smoke• I could not but won- der if she had been sunk, but she always forged ahead and appeared again busier than ever• In ten Ininutesthe fire of the destroy- ers slackened, but although some of their" guns were disabled, their ma- chinery was all right, and they moved on till Morro could no longer take part in the battle. Admiral Sampson's Dash In, Then the New York appeared, hurry- ing, on news from the Resolute that Cervera had dashed his wedge of cruisers into the American fleet and was dying gloriously. The ,New York was six miles away when the destroyers saw her. The Morro thundered at Sampson as he came within range, but the admiral never heeded, seeing only in the distance the dim forms of the Vizcaya and the Oquendo, hopelessly hemmed in by the circle of fire. while in the foreground the Gloucester was fighting two destroyers at short range. When the destroyers saw the flagship they sped away from the Gloucester and tried to overtake the Vizcaya and naut of his men, and simultaneously up went a flag of white on the Oquendo aad down came the flag of Spain. An hour and a half had elapsed since Cer- vera left the larbor, andof the five ves- sels which came out only his flagship was still iu action. The Metro'battery still, stormed impotently at the New York. The American army, with 1,200 dead and wounded, was not yet in San- tiago, but Cervera's fleet was destroyed, and Cervera himself was only strug- gling because he wished to make his defeat glorious in the eyes of the atten- tive world. It had proven at least that he was not bottled up so tirhtly  was supposed. He had lost four vessels and perhaps more than half his men but his pennant was still flying and some of his guns were still in action• get into shelter on her starboard side. If that could be done there ouglt to be pound shells at him. Since his flag ap- e chance to torpedo the Indiana and peered outside the harbor his ship had break through our line to the open sea, been struck again and again. where speed would save them, but the By this time the Vizcaya and the lndiana steamed inshore, and theIow, Oquendo were practically beaten, but too, but in of the Reaeited It Destinatlnn. HO KONO, July 4.--The United States dispatch boat Zafiro. which left Cvite, Manila Imrbor, on July 1, has arrived here. She reports that the American troops in the transports City of Sydney, City of Pekin and Australia convoyed by the Charleston, arrived at commander, Admiral Cervera. was tb a of this city, was drowned at Clifton through the mail. AdmiralSam eorrespolent on board the battleship Terrace, Ill., Monday night, lie was not present when the en lows. It was as follows: on a barge on thc bay assisting in giv- "l would rather lose my ships at sea, i ng a display of fireworks, when the of Monday night indicated that like a sailor, than it, a harbor. It was barge caught fire. Tiree others ou reached Santiago after the flht the only thingleft for me to do." board saved themselves by swimming the absence of to shore, son, thc direction of UNDER MARCHING ORDERS. here Veere Eight Victims. have fallen to Corn Cervera passed the bay in which the way north to embark thos troops for Oquendo had sought refuge and held tm the statement that Germany, France Bantiago a due wcstward course, close to the and Russia have reached an nnder land, but evidently nourishing the des- standing relative to £he Philippine Losses Aeknowledged. peratc hope that he might break Islands, and that an international con- MA1)BID. July 5.--An official dispatch through theline and reach free water, grcss will be held when the Spanish- from Havana says that iu the tl;fht of He had passed in succession the In- Americau war is over, similar to the July 2 three men were killed ,nd seven diana, the Iowa and Texas, not to speak Berlin congress of 187. so far as Get'- wounded on board the Reins Mercedes. of the Gloucester, which spouted six- many is concerned. Of the troops disembarked by Admiral The statement thus denied was pub- Cervera were rendered hors de combat, ]ished in the Yh'ankfurter Zeitung. Failed. Men who are c0ntinualiy telling LOXDON, July 5.Charles Kctchloe, a they have done are usau/ly stock broker, with an office in thO doing much n0w.-Washing , has failed ocrat, Cavite on June 30, having taken the Qen.Garrtson's Brlgado Ordered to Pro- Ladrone islands on the way, and hay- ceed at Once from Camp Alger ing left men there, to Santiago de Cabs. The Spanish governor and other offi- cers captured were brought to Cavite. WASHINOTON. July 5.--The brigad0 The United States troopscommeneed to under Gen. Garretson, at Camp ALger, disembark at Cavite on July 1. has been brdered to procced at once to ---- Santiago. The Eighth Oifio goc to DECLARES IT MOONSHINE. New York to tak:, the cruiser St. Paul. LoDc, July .A dispatch to the them contributed to the utmost ae  Germany Not Busying Herself About the The other regiments, the Sixth Masse- Evening News from Madrid says that cording to the circumstances of his Phllipplneso chusetts aud Sixth lllinois, go to after Friday's battle at Santiago de sition. BERLI, July 3.--The Wolf News Charleston, S. C., where the Yale and Cuba the marines and guns beloltging Ilarvard will be intercepted on their to Admiral Cerera's fleet were re- Rrults tot t Rough Rtd SATX FE, N.M., July Bureau has issued an official denial of shipped, prepatory to the squadron's dred recruits for Col. sortie from thc harbor. beingin the heat of the BEVERLY, Mass.. July 5.The death on the flagship Brooklyn, it s of Mrs. Samuel Emerson, of zNorth Bey- probable that he gave the stgnaJ crly, which has occurred, brings the by which the Americau ships maaew  list of Itnown fatalitics z-eaultiug from cored and selected their various posts the foundering of the excursion steam- er Surf City in this harborin the suall of attack. The • feel the same seutiments ot Monday eveniug up to eight, for all the officers Consequently They tVere Lemt. great battle, and it is felt that each Riders have left here to join t sent at Santiago. They are Kausas City ovev the they go via Mere to avannah, Ca., where bark. Vaitiug to Convuy TroO CIIA RLESTON, S. C., cruisers Columbi The Treasury fStttement. W.kSIIIXGTON, July 5.--The day's statement of the couditiou of the treasury showed: Avatabie cash bal- ance, 214,236,63; gold reserve, $11,- 895,272• Another Sgnlsh Yarn. MADlUV, July 5•---It is officially an- nounced that the Uuited tates cruiser Baltimore has been blown up in the