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Steamer La Bourgogne Sinks with
562 Peoplo.
Collided Of? the Coant of Newfoundlautl
with an Knglinh Steamer—Horrible
Scenen on the Doomed Craft
Women and Men Murdered
in the KUHII to Heath
the Boats.
Halifax, N. S., July 7.—The British
iron ship Cromartyshire, from Dun
kirk for Philadelphia, was towed in
here yesterday by the Allan liner
Grecian with iier bow torn away by
a collision on Monday morning, »>()
miles south of Sable island, with the
French steamer La Bourgogne, which
latter vessel went down ten minutes
later. Of the 700 passengers and crew
on board La Bourgogne less than 200
were saved. Only one woman was
saved. The captain and other deck
officers went down with the ship.
The Cromartyshire laid to and picked
up the passengers and seamen who
were rescued, transporting them to
the Grecian, which came along short
ly afterward.
All the officers of the La Bourgogne
were drowned, with the exception of
the purser and three engineers, ( apt.
Deloncles, who commanded La Bour
gogne, and who went down with the
ship, was about 40 years old. He had
been in command of La Bourgogne
less than six months, prior to which
time he was captain of La Normandie.
The collision occurred during a
dense fog.
Some of the scenes enacted on La
Bourgogne just after the collision
were terrible to witness. Men fought
for positions in the boats like raving
maniacs, women were forced back
from the boats and trampled by men
who made self-preservation their first
object. On board were a large num
ber of the lower class of Italians and
other foreigners, who in their frenzy
stoppecj at nothing that promised
safety for themselves. In a boat was
a party of 40 women, but so great was
the panic that not a hand was raised
to assist in its launching. The occu
pants, so near saved, were drowned
like rats when the ship went down.
So desperate was the situation that
an Italian passenger drew his knife
and made direct at one who, like him
self. was endeavoring to reach the
boats. Immediately his action was
imitated in every direction. Knives
were flourished and used with effect.
Women and children were driven
back to inevitable death at the point
of weapons, the owners of which were
experts in their use. According to the
stories of survivors women were
stabbed like so many sheep.
The scene on the water was even
worse. Many of the unfortunates who
were struggling in the water attempt
ed to drag themselves into the boats
or on rafts. These were pushed back
into a watery grave. Here, too, knives
were used freely. Not all of the dead
met death by drowning. Christopher
Brunon saw a sailor belonging to the
Bourgogne strike a passenger over the
head with a bar and kill him. The
body dropped into the water. There
were 7:.'."> person on board and 163
were saved.
The second officer was the only man
of the crew who did anything to help
tlie terrified passengers. He cut loose
all the boats lie could, and in fact all
the boats that were launched were
launched by him. lie was last seen
standing on the deck with his hand
on the rigging, going resignedly to
certain death.
Christopher Tirnnon, a passenger,
was thrown into the water and swam
for two hours before he found a boat.
He clung to this as his last hope.
After some time another man got hold
of the same boat, and together they
managed to right it. Under the seats
they found the dead bodies of four
men and three women who had evi
dently been drowned by the capsizing
of the boat. Hrunon saiil the crew
were cruel in their conduct toward the
passengers. He was unable to get in
the steamer's boats when he came on
deck, being shoved away by the sail
ors. He saw many of his friends be
ing prevented from getting into the
boats by the sailors.
Mehelini Secondo, an Italian steer
age passenger, was among the saved.
When he got on deck he found a raft
with five men on it. The raft, how
ever, was chained fast to the deck and
no sailors were near to let it loose.
The ship sank rapidly and they were
all precipitated into the water. He
was in the water 20 minutes and
alone, the other five sinking before
his eyes. He came across a boat
which he tried to get into. He event
ually succeeded, but not before a des
perate fight with her crew.
Charles I.iebra, a Frenchman, had
his two motherless boys, 5 and 7 years
old. with him. He put them in a boat,
but was prevented from entering him
self. He could not. get in any boat
and went down with tlie ship, but he
came to the surface and looked for
the boat with his boys. He floated a
long time before a boat came along.
He tried to get in. but was assailed
with oars and boat hooks. After this
boat went off he was in the water
eight hours.
August Pourgi said he was in the
water about half an hour and attempt
ed to get into a boat. He was seized
when he got half in and thrown back
into the water. Again he tried to
enter the boat, but the savages who
manned it were determined to keep
him out. He managed at last to get
in and to stay in. Clinging to the life
line of a boat not far away lie saw
his mother, and as if his trials
not enough, he was forced to watch
a man shove her into the ocean with
an oar. She never rose. He said the
man was saved and was almost sure
he could recognize him.
Will IW»k« 11itite Slowly.
Washington, July 7. Yesterday was
very quiet at the war and navy de
partments. There were bulletins
posted in the former department, but
there were none of more recent date
than Tuesday and so far from indicat
ing an impending battle, the general
tendency of these bulletins was -to
show that no forward movement i<. in
immediate contemplation. Deep con
cern is felt here at the deprivations
and sufferings of our troops lying 'i>
trenches and in field hospitals sur
rounding Santiago, and there is every
where a disposition to insist that heie
after haste shall be made slowly.
The IleroeH of tli« Merrimac Are Ki
changed A tfoyful Nveut* When Thejr
Arrive*! iu *he American (amp.
Off Juragua, via Kingston, Jamaica,
Tuly 8.- Assistant Naval Constructor
Richmond I'. Ilobson, of the flagship
New York, and the seven seamen who,
with him, sailed the collier Merrimac
into the channel of the harbor of San
tiago de Cuba on June and sunk her
there, were on Wednesday surrendered
by the Spanish military authorities in
exchange for 16 prisoners captured by
the American forces. Ilobson and his
men were escorted through the Ameri
can lines by ('apt. Chad wick, of the
New York. Every step of their jour
ney was marked by the wildest demon
strations on the part of the American
As Ilobson and the men of the .Mer
rimac approached the first line of en
trenchments occupied by the Hough
Hitlers, low murmurs ran from one
•lid of the line of cowboys and eastern
athletes to the other, and by the time
the returning party reached them
[.very man was on his feet, refusing
io be restrained by the admonishing of
the officers, cheering wildly and rush
ing over every obstacle in their way,
in their efforts to reach Ilobson and
his party and grasp them by the hand.
I'he released prisoners were soon sur
rounded and compelled to stop to re
ceive the greetings, congratulations
and vigorous handshaking of men they
had never seen before. Sunburned
cavalrymen who had spent their lives
in the saddle on the plains of Arizona,
New Mexico or other western states,
threw their arms around the sailor
boys and dragged them over the en
trenchments, all the time sending out
yells that under other circumstances
would have struck terror to hearts
even as gallant as those of the Merri
mac heroes.
No mountain fastness of the west
■ver resounded with shouts from an
Indian war dance that equaled the
wild outbreak of American spirit that
occurred at this meeting of the sail
ers who did their duty with every
Spanish gun in the harbor trained
upon them, and the hardy men who,
from the day of their arrival in Cuba,
have fought their way over the bodies
of their own dead and wounded to the
very gates of the city that they will
gladly storm against when ordered to
do so.
The Seventy-first New York volun
teers was the next regiment to fall
upon Ilobson and his men and almost
immediately the Ninth and Tenth cav
alry,'both colored regiments, joined
in the general enthusiasm, and cheer
after cheer arose as Ilobson and his
companions forced their way through
the lines of white niwl colored soldiers.
If the young officer whose home is
n Alabama, has any race prejudice he
■ertainly forgot till about it as he
passed through the lines of soldiers
jn his way to (ien. Wheeler's head
quarters. lie saw it was the uniform
>f the United States army; hecarednot
for the color of its wearers, grasping
the hands of the colored troopers of
the Ninth and Tenth cavalry and ex
pressing his thanks for patriotic wel
come with as much heartiness as he
lisplayed towards men of his own
race. He and all of his men were com
pletely overcome by the reception ac
corded them .and tears rolled down
their cheeks as the soldiers crowded
around them.
Such 1h the Order <>lveu to Commodore
Watxon, the Commander of the New
Kantern Squadron.
Washington, July B.—The president
called a council of war yesterday at
the White House, the purpose being to
review the situation and learn exact
ly wkat present conditions are and
what changes, if any, should be made
in the plans for the future conduct of
the war. According to one of the
members present it was decided to
abide by the plans already laid, at
least as to the general conduct of the
campaign. Confirmation seemed to
have 1 een given to this statement later
in the day when after a conference
with the members of the war board.
Secretary Long announced that he had
ordered Sampson to detach from his
own command immediately the ves
sels to be embraced in Commodore
Watson's eastern squadron and to di
rect the commodore to proceed on his
mission. The vessels of the equadron
will not be the same as those original
ly selected, for the reason probably
that the recent engagement with Cer
vera's squadron necessitated changes.
The new eastern squadron will con
sist of the battleships lowa and Ore
gon, the protected cruiser Newark
and the auxiliary cruisers (carrying
side armor) Dixie, Yankee and Yose
mite, the colliers Averenda, Cassius,
Caesar, Leonidas and Justin, and the
supply boat Delmonieo.
The lowa, Oregon and Newark are
all in the south with Sampson. So is
the Yosemite. The Dixie is at New
York and the Yankee at Tompkins
The colliers are at Hampton Roads.
The ships are to set sail as soon as
they can coal and supply. They will
not be required, in the case of the
southern vessels, to come north, which
would mean the loss of several days,
but will start directly from where
they are now located. The order pro
vides that each ship shall make her
way across the Atlantic to a marine
rendezvous, which will be designated
in sealed orders to prevent its expos
ure to the slightest possible danger
from the enemy, and the most that is
known is that it will be at some point
off the Spanish coast. It probably will
not be long 1 after that before the
squadron will be in full pursuit of
Cainara with his remnant of the Span
ish navy.
Meanwhile the gathering of the
American fleet off the Spanish ports
is expected to have a sobering effect
upon the inflamed people.
Signed the Annexation Resolution*.
Washington, July 8. —The president
has signed the resolutions annexing
Hawaii. It is the view of Hawaiian
authorities that Hawaii becomes a
part of the United States the moment
that the president attaches his signa
ture to the resolution of congress. The
annexation is said to be complete
without any further action here or in
Hawaii. At the same time it is possi
ble that the Hawaiian legislature may
pass a resolution similar to the one
passed by our congress. While it if
said that this was not necessary, vcM
it will be a formality accomplish* 1
and will possibly prevent quibbling
Congress Adjourns After a Bois
terous Wind-up.
The llouae of KeprcHentatlvr* Ih the Scent
of a Dittjcrac ef til Kow, hut the Dove of
JVace Finally Spread* It* Wing*
Over the Asftembly and All Unite
In C'lteera for the )'re*itieut
and lieroen of the War.
Washington, July 9. The end of this
session of congress in the bouse was
marked by two notable incidents. One
was sensationally partisan, well nigh
resulting in personal conflicts upon
the floor of the house; the other was
notably patriotic and swept away all
signs of the former. In the former
Mr. Ray (rep., N. Y.), Mr. Handy
(dent., Del.), Mr. Cannon (rep.. 111.)
nnd Mr. Ball (tlem., Tex.) were the
principal participants. In the latter all
members joined, irrespective of party
affiliations. After tlie stormy session
of two hours the house, when adjourn
ment was announced, joined in cheers
for the president and war heroes and
the singing of patriotic songs, making
perhaps the most notable ending to a
session since the civil war. The only
measure of importance passed was a
bill to reimburse states for expenses
incurred in aiding the organization of
the volunteer army.
Mr. Handy by moving to strike from
the record a part of the speech which
appeared as that of Mr. Hay precipitat
ed the dispute which brought on the
incident of a sensational nature. Mr.
Handy d eel a red the part in question
was never uttered upon the floor of
the house and he read from reporters'
notes to corroborate his assertion.
Mr. Ray declared he hail uttered
every word.
"Mr. Speaker," resumed Mr. Handy,
"n question of veracity has arisen
here. If the gentleman from New
ork says he uttered the words in
question. I declare upon my honor he
did not, and I hold here the reporter's
notes which show that he did not."
A vote was taken. The bouse de
clined to strike out the speech. A di
vision was called for and the negative
vote again prevailed.
Mr. Cannon was standing just across
the center aisle, face flushed and eyes
fixed upon the minority.
"I called for tellers," said Mr.
Handy, and with that the member
from Illinois stepped into the aisle.
"You are deliberately obstructing
public business in which the whole
country is interested " the rest of
liis remarks were lost in the jeers of
the minority, calls for the regular
order and the resulting confusion as
Mr. Cannon charged up the aisle, pour
ing out a flood of denunciation. He
lind reached a point opposite Mr. Ball.
Mr. Cannon had culled for the yeas
nnd nays, saying it was manifest that
the democrats would call for them.
Mr. Cannon had repeated his charge
of obstruction when Mr. Ball, address
ing the republican side, as it subse
quently developed, declared: "The
recortl is false and you knew it was
false when you voted against correct
ing it."
"That is a lie," cried Mr. Cannon,
ntid in an instant the belligerent mem
bers were struggling; to reach each
other, while many others were pulling
and struggling to control them. The
house was upon its feet. Mr. Marsh
(rep.. 111.) seized Mr. Cannon and
thrust him aside and when Mi-. Hall
asked Mr. Cannon to "come outside"
and the latter was moving to comply.
Mr. Lewis (dent.. Wash.) took charge
of the Illinois member and restrained
him. Meantime the speaker hail been
ponnding hard and the sergeant-al
arms had seized the big silver mace
and was moving among the members,
where the greatest disorder prevailed.
Order was restored slowly and a roll
call proceeded.
The roll call upon Mr. llandy's mo
tion to strike out resulted: Yeas 50.
nays 106. Later in the session Mr.
Cannon explained that Mr. Ball had
addressed his remarks not to him per
sonally and therefore he desired to
withdraw his offensive statement.
The house then passed the bill to re
imburse the states for expenses in
curred in transporting, feeding, cloth
ing and caring for soldiers in aid of
organization of the volunteer army.
Senate. — In a manner so simple as
to be almost perfunctory the senate
adjourned without day. None of th"
dramatic and exciting scenes usually
attendant upon the adjournment of
congress was enacted during the clos
ing hours of the senate's session. It.
had been agreed when the senate con
vened at noon that the house resolu
tion providing for the adjournment if
congress at 2 p. m. should be adopted
and that an executive session should
be held to confirm the nominations in
the military and naval establishments.
No other business except of the mer
est routine nature was to be transact
ed. The arrangement was carried out
to the letter.
A rionrtlmr«t Kiigiilfii a Hlwnnrl Village
and Frightful I.o»« of Life Follow*.
Cuba, Mo.. July 9.--A courier from
Rteeleville, the county seat of Craw
ford county, brought the terrible news
yesterday that the town had almost
been wiped out by a waterspout Fri
day morning. As soon as the news was
received a relief party started for the
stricken town. The town was in
ruins. Few buildings were left stand
ing and groans of anguish were heard
on all sides as the searchers sought for
loved ones among the debris. The
waterspout occurred outside the town,
but swelled adkin creek, which came
down in a mighty flood, sweeping all
before it.l pto last evening 115 bodies
had been recovered, but it is thought
more have perished. Steeleville was
a town of 1,000 inhabitants.
May Save »ho Crlatobnl Colon.
New York. July o.—(apt. Frederick
Sharp, an expert diver and chief of the
Merritt-Chapinan Wrecking Co.'s
forces, has charge of the wrecking out
fit which sailed from Norfolk yester
day to the coast of Cuba with the hope
of saving some of the vessels of Cer
vera's fleet, ('apt. Sharp will make a
thorough examination of the vessels
of the Spanish fleet to ascertain how
many can lie saved and brought to
American waters. The wreckers are
confident of saving the Cristobal
Colon, Cervera's flagship. If she i
worth the trouble. Capt. Sharp said hr
would have no trouble in floating hpj
'ireat V'revallH Among the Thon*
•and* of I'eople Who Left Santlajjo to
Kncape th» iioniharilment—Oen. Shaftei
Kxtt'lMln A 111.
KI Caney, .Near Santiago de Cuba,
.1 illy 8. Mure than 15,1)00 innocent vic
tims of the war have tied here to es
cape the terrors of the threatened
bombardment of Santiago and they
are now confronted by the horrors of
starvation. They are appealing to
Gen. Shaffer for succor, Most of tliem
are foreigners, principally French, or
with ;in admixture of foreign blood,
and their interests are being; looked
after by their consuls. When they
were in formed that lien. Torn I refused
to consider the question of surrender
ing they swarmed out of the north
pate of the city and trudged over the
road, which in places was ankle deep
in mud.
The French and Portuguese consuls
continued their conference looking to
the relief of the refugees from San
tiago. On Wednesday tliey called on
lien. Shaffer and begged for American
aid. The general promised to afford
the refugees a limited daily supply of
food at KI Caney and other towns in
Spanish territory, where they get
nothing from Spain.
The consuls were very guarded in
their references to the situation at
Santiago, but they painted it wore?
than reported by the refugees. They
claimed that the garrison only num
bers 5,000 men. The accuracy of this
is doubtful.
Hen. Sliafter explained to the con
suls the impossibility of earing for
these poor people out of the army sup
plies. but lie did spare some rations
which were given out with sparing
hands to the women and feeble old
men. Miss Clara Ilarton and George
Kennan, of the Red Cross society, of
fered to provide 5.000 rations if Shaf
fer would transport them. After con
sultation with the French consul,
Sliafter agreed to do so.
The first pack train arrived Wednes
day afternoon and was unloaded in the
village square amid the clamoring
cries of thousands. The better class
held back, while the ignorant, es
pecially the negroes, pressed forward,
frantically appealing for bread, ('apt.
Fin lay, who commands the garrison in
town, saw that enough food was re
served to supply those whose delicacy
and good breeding restrained them
from begging. Many of the better
class have offered to pay almost any
price for transportation to .luragua
and thence togo by our transports to
some foreign port. It appears likely
that some arrangements can be made
to get them out of the country.
New York, July H.—The following
cablegram was received Thursday by
Stephen Karton from Miss Clara Isar
"Siboney, July 6.—Came from Shaf
fer's front in the night for food and
clothing for refugees who are leaving
Santiago by the thousands, starving
and naked. The State of Texas has
gone to Port Antonio for ice to save
her meat; will return to-morrow. Are
sending supplies to refugees, all we
can from bo*'i amps, by army wagons
and pack mules. It is nearly impossi
ble to land supplies —high tides, no
docks, surf terrific. Our ship yawls
cannot stand in the surf. Have mend
ed one old broken flat boat which our
men drag ashore in the surf, waist
deep. No transportation. Horses and
pai kers' tents would be helpful.
"Wounded men taken from our ope
rating tables are laid on the ground,
often without blankets or shelter from
rain or sun. As others die their cloth
ing is taken to put on the naked, to
get them down to Siboney, ten miles
over roads that upset, army wagons.
Mrs. Gardner, myself and the whole
working force of Hie Red Cross at the
front are in direct range of the sharp
shooters. Lesser and the nurses are
doing splendid work at Siboney. The
men are as brave as lions. Shaffer is
acting wisely and humanely, doing
all he can. We return to the front
at once."
IJi'ail of the Army KxpeotM to Reach San
tiago the Karly I'art of Next Week.
Washington. July B.—Maj. Gen.
Miles, accompanied by the entire staff
of the army headquarters, left last
night for Charleston, S. C., where the
party will embark for Santiago. Lieut.
Col. Michler and a large staff of head
quarters clerks which has been in
Tampa will come north to Charleston
and join the party. The start will bo
made from Charleston on the first
steamer after the general and his staff
arrive. J his may be either the Vale
or Columbia, which are taking on
troops there. If the troops are ready
to start before the party arrives, they
will g-o on and the general will follow
on the Resolute or one of the other
steamers to sail after the Vale and
Columbia. It is expected that the
party will be at Santiago the early
part of next week.
Gen. Miles has no other purpose in
going to Santiago than to look over
the military situation and to strength
en the hands of Shatter. There is no
intention on his part to take in any
manner from the glory that Sliafter
lias won or may win in this camfmign.
He will not relieve Shaffer of his com
mand unless the latter's physical con
dition demands such action.
Holorauftt 111 the Oil Fielil.
Sistersville, W. Va„ July B.—A re
port was received last evening that a
terrible holocaust had occurred at
Whisky Run.the new oil field in
Ritchie county. The story is that a
boarding house located near a well
caught fire early Thursday morning
from an explosion of gas, and that
two children of the person running
the boarding house and two men
whose, names were not known, per
ished in the flames and another person
who stopped at the house is missing.
The name of the boarding house prop
rietor is said to be Cunningham.
Will limit the King on Hawaii.
Washington, July 8. —Secretary
Long gave orders yesterday for the de
parture of the Philadelphia from Mare
Island for Hawaii. She will carry the
flag of the 1 nited States to those isl
ands and include them within the
Fnion. Admiral Miller, who is now
at Mare Island, will be charged with
hoisting tin- flag. The ship will be
ready for sea in a very few days.
Five FatallUen.
Marslialltown, la., July 8. —Four
men were killed and one fatally in
jured by the breaking of a scaffold
yesterday at the plant of the Glucose
lyefjninfl' Co.
All Arniintlee May be Agreed to In ran#
Santiago in Surrendered Overture* Muol
tome from Spain.
Washington, July 9.—There was a
continuation of peace talk Friday and
evidences in Ibis line are coming to
the surface. Such for instance was
the confirmation by the stat<;-»J<M>iirt
ment of the report that the CadizwVt
was returning to Spain, since it ia
scarcely conceivable that the Spanish
government would doom this last rem
nant of its fleet to destruction at the
hands of Watson's squadron, which in
all probability could head it off bcfort
it reached Cadiz, its home port. There
fore the assumption is that the Span
ish government calculates that at
least an armistice precedent to peace
will be obtained before the ships reach
Conditions at Santiago also are re
garded as favorable just now, accord
ing' to <ien. Shaffer's dispatch yester
day. The impression prevails that the
Spaniards are in a desperate plight in
the city, and Shaffer's action in allow
ing Linares to communicate freely
with Madrid is an implication that
there is at least a reasonable hope that
the Spanish general contemplates a
surrender. However that may be.
every preparation is being made for a
great engagement, the final one at
Santiago it is hoped, which may begin
to-day if Shaffer's reinforcements ire
on hand. The department has not
heard of the arrival of these soldiers,
but believes they have reached Shaf
fer.. The greatest difficulty that has
been encountered is in the landing of
troops and supplies.
Madrid. .Inly !). La Correspondencia
de Kspana says there is a feeling of
alarm due to a belief that the Cniteu
States war ships Oregon. Texas and
New York are now on their way to
Spain and that precautions are being
taken at all the sea ports to avoid a
The ministers are divided in tluir
opinions as to the advisability of im
mediate negotiations for peace. The
war party is inclined to adopt the viev
of Marshal Campos, who considers that
the army must first by a noble victory
wipe out the defeat of the navy.
The peace party urges direct nego
tiations with the United States rather
than through powers whose selfish
ness lias allowed Spain to be crushed
by a strong enemy and which may
now intrigue for harder conditions,
desiring to profit by her dismember
A Itfport that One IH I.yliif* In Walt for
Treatture Ships Returning from the Kloii
Washington, July 9. —The navy de
partment has been informed that a
Spanish privateer carrying five guns
is hovering off the coast of British
Columbia. Instructions have been
sent to the military authorities of
the northwest coast to prepare for a
Victoria, B. C., July 9.—United
States Consul Smith has notified the
department at Washington that Pilot
Westerley, who had been engaged to
take the steamer Alpha north, has
abandoned the engagement, having
received a contract to take a tugboat
to a privateer lying hidden in Queen
Charlotte sound and to act its pilot.
The pilot has been paid $!2,000 cash,
the contract price being SB,OOO.
San Francisco. July 9. —The report
that a Spanish privateer is hovering
off the coast of British Columbia is
not credited here. Some time ago it
was reported that a man named
Hrown had cabled from Victoria to the
Spanish authorities at Madrid asking
for letters of marque to fit out a pri
vateer and prey upon the treasure
ships coming from the Klondike. At
the time this was thought to be mere
ly an advertising scheme to revive the
waning interest in the Klondike gold
fields and no trace of Brown could be
found at Victoria. If a Spanish pri
vateer is really cruising off British
Columbia she will have rich picking.
The steamers Roanoke ard St. Paul
are due to arrive almost any day front
St. Michaels with big shipments of
American Gnnboatrt Inflicted l.iirtjf LOHD
nn SpunUh Soldier* and Ship* In tlio
Mnu/nnillo Fight.
Santiago de Cuba., July 9.—Tbp re
port of the engagement, on July 1 at
Manzanillo between the Scorpion ami
the Osceola and some Spanish gun
boats has been received here. The
American gunboats entered the harbor
and found one gunboat of 1,000 tons,
two of about 300 tons, one very small
boat and a receiving ship made into
a floating battery. Two shore bat
teries and a force of soldiers who kept
up a fire of musketry, opened with the
Spanish gunboats on the Scorpion and
For 20 minutes the fight was kept
up, the Gatling guns on the Osceola
mowing the soldiers down and the
Scorpion's heavy armament damaging
the gunboats. Then the Osceola and
Scorpion left the harbor and lay out
side. close to the entrance, but the
Spanish gunboats did not come out.
The Scorpion was hit 12 times and
her deck was somewhat torn up. The
Osceola was hit several times. There
were no casualties, however, on the
American boats.
They're Dyinc in the Street*.
Kingston. Jamaica, July o.—The
British cruiser Talbot, which left Ha
vana on July 5, has arrived at Port.
Royal with 23 passengers, among them
Sir Alexander (lollan. British consul
general at Havana, and Mr. Higgins.
of the British consulate there, both
on leave. Mr. Higgins said: "Havana
is quiet. The well-to-do inhabitants
are subsisting tolerably, but the poor
are dying in the streets. There are
many sights of terrible misery. The
barracks are tilled with starving wo
men. The soldiers are fairly well fed."
SpiiniHli SoUlier* nre Stirvinr.
Playa del Kste, C'tibii., July 9.—A
Spanish soldier terribly emaciated and
so weak that he could hardly walk
wn c picked up Friday by men from
the gunboat Annapolis at a poinl near
the entrance to the upper bay. lie
had no rifle, for lie was too weak to
carry it. According to his story there
are many Spanish soldiers in Guan
tanamo in the same condition of star
vation. He says there is nhsolutc!\
nothing to eat there, but that the
Spaniards are daily told that •* they
surrender to the Americans they arc
sure to be murdered.
SSOO Reward
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conviction of fbe party or part tea «W
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< >at buaiaeia conducted tm MootftATC PICS.
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