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   Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - July 8, 1898, Burlington, Iowa                                IHELBURLINGTON HAWK FIFTYNINTH WATSON TO MOVE ON SPAIN Secretary Long Issues Orders for the Immediate Departure of the Bombarding Fleet FRIDAY JULY Their Rendezvous Off the Spanish Coast Is a Dead Miles Starts for July president j Proserpine and ar caUcd a council of war today to meet rived today at there home at the White the purpose being j Admiral Dewey has been notified of to revtew the situation and learn exI a11 these aettf what the preeent conditions are Tbe very first the officials here and what if should be nude and the plans for the future con tact of the According to one of the members present it was decided to abide by the plans already at least will be for the wounded men who are to I be brought north as rapidly as their condition will It is said to be 1 the present plan to establish a number of large tents on the government res at which are said u to the general conduct of the cami to be hvgenlcally better than enclosed Confirmation seemed to have structures at thls season of the year tea flen this statement later in the j Meanwhile all is being done in the after a conference with the j neighborhood of Santiago to alleviate nemben of the war beard Secretary i their suffering that the conditions will long announced to the waiting news paper men that he had ordered Admiral j This afternoon a telegram from Bampeon to detach from his own General Snafter to the war department Bind at once the vessels to be as f0nows hnced in Commodore Watsons eastern j the name of tne sick and vounded and direct the commodore to j officerg men wder my command l proceed on his tnank j w Mackay for tne ice sent the new eastern squadron will be the us Iowa and the proj The necesBary orders were given tartrf crnier the auxiliary ing the day to start the phiiadelphia for carrying Admiral Miller with notice of the action of the United States government and directions to United States Minister Sewell to take formal possession in the name of the i United onisen the coOien and and the supply boat nt order provides that each dun make her way across the Atlantic I to a marine which he has taJfntied in sealed orders to prevent Hi exposure to the slightest possible danger from the enemy and the most that is known is that it win be some point off the Spanish A telegram received by the state de partment this afternoon announced ORDERS FOR WATSONS EXPEDITION TO July Long cabled Admiral Sampson ordering him to detach at once Commodore Wat sons squadron and directing the latter to proceed at once upon his that Cajnara was still lying with his i The vessels will be the Oregon at at the southeastern and Newark and three besides entrance to the The torpedo coal and supply MLES OFF FOR Deports From Washington With His Staff to Inspect the Battlefield and Strengthen Shatters July General from Whoa commanding the accompanied by his entire staff at army left at tonight for where the party will for The party con of General General adjutant general of staff Gen Roy Colonel Lieutenant Colonels L Rowan Ma John Black and Captain At the same time Lieutenant Michel and a large staff of clerks who have been in will come to Charleston and the A will be made Charleston on the first steamer after the general may be either the Yale or the which are taking on troops General Miles has no other purpose in going to Santiago than to look over the military situation and strengthen the hand of He will not relieve General Shafter of the command unless the latters physical condition is such as to demand The war department admitted for the first time today that two one on the Florida and another on the had successfully landed large quantities of arms and supplies in cen tral and western Cuba for General Go mezs HOIST FLAG OVER Miller Ordered to Honolulu for That Bill July Long ttve orders for the departure cf from Mare Island for will carry the flag of the to the Sandwich islands ly annex them to the commanding the Pa who is now at Mare 1s charged with this function the The ship will be n a very few days under and Ehould make Meanwhile the president will appoint a commission immediately to frame the laws necessary for the changed condi tion of affairs in This must be done before the adjournment of as the commissioners are sub ject to July Pro Payne signed the Hawaiian an nexation resolutions this It now goes to the The general deficiency bill was also 1 and who conversed with the president today gained the impression that for the pres ent the government of Hawaii will be left largely in the hands of President Under the Joint resolution annexing the Islands the government until other wise provided by congress is vested in such person or persons as the president of the United States may HAWAIIAN CABLE MUST CBPBCIAL TO THB July chairman of the committee on foreign was at the White House this Asked if the senate would consider the bill to authorize the con struction of a cable between San Fran cisco and Honolulu he said not at this as we will probably adjourn sine die It is important that we should have a ca ble to Hawaii and we will have one in The question will be fully con sidered next when it will be finally There are two prop ositions now one for the gov ernment to run and operate the cable and the other to authorize the construc tion of the line by private HAWAII IS President the BMOlntlau of Annexation FaMed bj Hoiue Md July was by a cenmony of the simplest character that the resolutions to annex Hawaii to the United States this evening were enacted finally into a It occurred in the cabinet room of the executive mansion and only six persons besides President McKinley were When the engrossed copy of the reso lutions were signed by Speaker Reed and Vice President they were brought over to the White House and the president said he would sign the resolutions In a few minutes the little group gathered about the cabinet table to witness the completion of this import ant Those who comprised the group were Secretary Cor Alonzo the assistant doorkeeper of the Captain Li of the signal Charles the presidents confi dential and George postmaster of the pre siaents home Precisely at seven oclock the presi dent affixed to the resolutions these words which made them law July Before rising from the table the pre sider also approved the general defi ciency the last great appropria tion measure passed by the present The president presented to Stewart thepen with which he signed the Ha waiian The Hawaiian authorities have Jaken sups to convey the good news at the earliest possible moment to Former Queen Liluokalani and her who have been in Washington it is understood con templated taking an early steamer for Minister Hatch and Lorin Thurston expressed the deepest satisfaction of the favorable outcome of the long CAPTAIN San July board the steamer Rio de Janeiro which arrived today from Hong Kong is an urn con taining the ashes of Gridley of the The urn and the effects of Gridley will be sent to his rela PRICE Outride ef MICE IRE FREE Wild Scenes of Enthusiasm After the Exchange of the DETAILS OF THE One Bpaatth Officer land Fourteen FrT Bp by the Anerlei Great Cowteay OB Both July Shat ters telegram announcing the exchange of Lieutenant Hobson and his men ts as follows Playa del July of Headquarters Fifth Army July ant Hobson and all of his men have Just been received safely in exchange for Spanish officers and prisoners taken by the United All in good health except two seamen convalescing from remittent Major General CHEERED HOBSON TO THE for The HawkEye by the Associated Off July by the Associated Press Dispatch Boat Wan to Port July via July Naval Constructor Rich mond of the flagship New and his seven were surrendered by the Spanish military authorities today in exchange for prisoners captured by the American Hobson and his men were escorted through the American lines by Captain Chadwick of the New who was awaiting Every step of their Journey was marked by the wildest demonstrations on the part of the American who threw aside all semblance of scrambled out of the intrenchments knocked over the camp paraphernalia in their eagerness to see the returning and sent up cheer after cheer for the men who had passed safely through the jaws of death to serve their The same scenes of enthusiasm were repeated upon the arrival of the men at the hospital station and at who reached there in advance of his was taken on board the New York Tho flagships decks were lined with officers and men and as Hobson clambertd up her side and stepped on the har bor rang with the shouts and cheers of his which were reechoed by the crews of a dozen transports lying near It was then not later than 4 and just as everything was finished and the two parties were separating Irles turned and said courteously but in a tone which indicated consider able defiance and gave his hearers the impression that he desired hostilities to be renewed at once Our understanding that this truce cornea to an end at 5 Astor looked at his bowed to the Spanish without making a and then started back slowly to the American with Hobson and his companions The meeting of the two parties and the exchange of prisoners had taken place in full view of both the American and Spanish who were in trenched near the meeting and the keenest interest was taken in the AN INTERVIEW WITH Before leaving for the Hob son was taken to General Shatters headquarters and warmly greeted by the commanding A correspondent of the Associated Press asked Hobson for an interview and a statement as to his experiences on the memorable night when he took the collier Merrimac into Santiago har He declined to say anything in regard to the on the ground that he intended to submit a complete report to Sampson on the and it would be outside the line of his duty to say anything about the sinking of the Merrimac until after he had made such or at least had an oppor tunity to consult the With regard to his experience as a prisoner of war in he said During the first four days we were confined in Morro castle and I can as sure you those were extremely uncom fortable and disagreeable The Spaniards did not exactly illtreat but it took them some time to recover from the shock caused by what most of them considered our Yankee impu dence in trying to block their As a the officers and men who came in contact with us were gruff in speech and sullen in For Ad miral Cervera I have nothing but the highest His act in inform ing Sampson of our safety I regard as that of a generous man and chivalrous I expressed to him my sincere thanks and the thanks of my men for taking this means of relieving the anxiety of our shipmates and our friends at He repeatedly spoKe to me of his admiration of what he called one of the most daring acts in naval though I am sure we are not entitled to the commendation we for there are hundreds of other men on our ships who would have been glad to undertake to do the same While we were In Morro castle we were naval at the en4 of four days we were transferred to the jurisdiction of the army and re moved to the Reina Mercedts hospital on the outskirts of Santiago where we remained until We knew but little of what was going on in the city of we could always tell when our fleet was bombarding the shore and we could easily distinguish the terrific explosion caused by the Vesuvius throwing dynamite Several times at night we were also fully aware that the land batteries were fighting outside the Last Friday and It will be diffi cult to explain how anxious we were for news of the success of our side dur ing the The little infor mation the Spaniards would give us could not be relied One thing that I found out in the hospital was that a large number of Spanish officers were wounded in last Fridays for many were brought to the hospital to be Numbers of badly aimed bullets Continued on Page SPAIN URGED HORRORS OF Thousands of Rich and Fleeing From the City From for The HawkEye by the Associated El near Santiago Ac July by Associated Press Boat WanI via Port July i twelve and fifteen thousand innocent I victims of war fed here in a wild panic to escape the terrors of the threatened bombardment of Santiago and are now confronted by the horrors of starva In helpless confusion they are appealing to Shafter for Most of them are princi pally or with an admixture of foreign Tbfir Interest are be ing looked after hy tbfir When they were informed yesterday that Toral refused to consider the ques tion of surrender they swarmed out of the north gate of the city all day and trudged through the blazing sun over the road which In places was ankle deep In Tottering old men and women were supported by and mothers with babes at their struggled on toward El San Luis and other They were not allowed to bring food with them and those who have money are as destitute as those who are The rich and cultured and white and are huddled choking the passage ways between the houses daughters Is the haunted look which wild animals have when driven to The exodus was in response to a proclamation by General a politi cal general in who gave all pec pic desirous of leaving the city to escape the bombardment a chance to 1 go between a oclock and 9 oclock this j I The time between the issuance of the proclamation and the period set for j leaving gave only a small opportunity j transporting household effects or any of the comforts of particularly arthe Spanish authorities had forbid den any horse or carriage to be taken from the as horses are needed I there for carrying water to the men in the The way to El Caney is long and the weather excessively As the fugi tives had no means of carrying and as there is none on the road be tween Santiago and Kl there was great women and children lay alongside the where ever there was a small patch of begging particularly sol dietv with dangling for which was always freely tend One old with a long silver was carried up a long road on a litter by four young When they reached to afford the exiles a limited daily supply of food at El Caney and other towns in Spanish where they get nothing from The consuls were very guarded in their reference to the situation at San but painted it worse than re ported by the They claimed the garrison only numbers but the accuracy of this is all with Raunt despair written on their lhe town a11 the available space was The ignorant desire only to be the cultured want to get any away from the war which has driven them from their Pathetic sights are witnessed on all There are women of good birth and supported by frail girls who hide their faces from the vulgar gaze of the who surge about In the eyes of both and and no place was found for the sick man but a spot of bare ground in the middle of the Relief for Shafters July via Port July French Portuguese consuls have continued the conference looking to the relief of ref ugees from They called on Shafter this morning and reported the refugees wholly destitute and begged American The general promised MlMBartna Tellfl of New July following ca blegram was received today by Steph en Barton from Miss Clara Barton July came from Shaf ters front in the night for food and clothing for the refugees who are leav ing Santiago by starving and I am sending supplies to the all we can from both by army wagons and pack It is nearly impossible to land supplies on account of high tides and no The surf is terrible and our ship yawls can not stand in the We have mend ed one broken flatboat which the men drag ashore in the waist No transportation Is Horses and packers and tents would be help The wounded men taken from the operating tables are laid on the ground often without blankets or shelter from rain or As others die their clothing is taken to put on the to get them down to ten miles over roads that upset army myself and the whole working force of the Red Cross at the front are in the direct range of the The nurses are doing splendid work at Shafter is acting wisely and humanely and doing all he We return to the front at Signed CLARA TO All Europe Trying to Persuade the Dons to Sue for SACASTA REFUSES TO TAKE ACTION Predicted in London and Madrid That a Peace Cabinet Will Be Formed at July newspapers throughout Europe are urging Spain to sue for It is generally recog nized that Senor Sagastas cabinet will shortly be The difficulty in the way of peace is the which is anxious to retrieve the failure of the July 10 Spanish cabinet minister is quoted in an Inter view as saying that the present gov ernment of Spain will devote itself solely to the defense of the Spanish coasts and that if negotiations for Europe that Spain would peace must be opened they will have to be conducted by another govern A cabinet meeting lasting three presided over by the queen re was held this afternoon and an other meeting of the at which Premier Sagasta was held The newspapers say they foresee in ternational complications if America should bombard the Spanish Dispatches announcing the destruc tion of the Spanish cruiser Roina Mer at the entrance of the harbor of Santiago de are not believed here on the ground that the Reina Mercedes was nothing more than a and it was impossible to navi gate BFAIJC ASK re ACT SPECIAL TO THE July navy de partment this morning received a dis patch from Naval Attache stationed at saying that Spain would sue for peace next and that Campus would be The text of the dispatch could not be but the statements are direct and Coiwell does not qualify his state This is the first direct state ment from a United States officer in soon stop July ad vices to the administration from sources heretofore say Spain will sue for peace next At the same time no such suggestion from direct or has beet received The government will listen if proached in a proper July Times Madrid correspondent says The government seems undecided at to what course to It is the gen eral belief in military circles that any thing like capitulation would create a dangerous exasperation in the army it Sagasta probably favors but the government wants time for re an HEADED Second Expedition Sailed From Honolnln June June via San ders Gloucester to the battleship IB a brief interview today he stated that he had been ordered to leave the but refused to say from whom the or July second fleet of transports arrived here June 23 and sailed for Ma nila June The Monterey and the collier Brutus arrived June 24 and left for Manila June The trip was suc the Monterey going under her own steam until June when the Bru tus took her in Sergeant George Company First Nebraska died aboard the Senator June 21 of meningitis and was buried at sea the same Company Nebraska died here on the 25th of ty phoid fever and The funeral took place at the Central Union church and was attended hy prominent CERVERA TELLS BLANCO OF THE LOSSOF HIS Copy of the Spanlih Official Report Receired In July war depart ment has received the report of Cervera to Blanco on his unsuccessful attempt to escape from Santiago as fol lows To the GeneralinChief at Havana In compliance with your I went out yesterday from Santiago de with all of my and after an unequal combat against forces of more than triple had all of my squad ron destroyed by The Oquendo and the Vizcaya were the Colon I accord ingly Informed the went ashore and gave myself The tor pedo chasers were I do not know how many were but will surely reach 600 and many although not in such great The conduct of the crews rose to a height that won the most en thusiastic plaudits of the The commander of the Vizcaya surrendered his His crew are very grateful for the noble generosity with which they have been Among the dead are Villamil and I believe Laza Among the wounded are Concas and We lost all and are neces sarily Signed CERVERA ON THE for The HawkEye by the Associated Headquarters General July by Associated Press Dispatch Boat via Port July vera has been transferred from the Todays estimate on the Spanish losses in the naval battle is killed and against which stands the American loss of 1 killed and 2 SPANIARDS WERE for The HawkEye by the Associated July per Associated Press Dispatch Boat via King July steamer Resolute has arrived with 500 the disposition of whom is not yet de cided The captured Spaniards are remarkably Officers say that they had nothing to eat for twenty four hours before the destruction of tha In order to get the men to their posts a large amount of liquor was giv en Many still showed the effects of drink when put on the Spanish officers say that the order to sail was given by the government at None of the Spaniards ex pected to be alive by Sunday be lieving that the destruction of the fleec was The prisoners say that if the Americans had pressed tile land forces much longer the Spaniards would have been compelled to as the troops were completely worn CUBAN SOLDIERS REFUSE TO for The HawkEya by the Associated Camp July by Associated Press Dispatch Boat via Port July commanding the first brigad the cavalry loft here at noon for Key in biid Duffleld succeeds to his Young has refused to issue further ra tions to the Cubans until advices ara received from The Cu bans have refused to assist in the hos pital and commissary claiming they are soldiers and not la The same answer was given by them to General when he asked the Cubans to tKIp open th rouds for the transportation of sup plies to the with General Garcia failure to pi ev nt entrance of Pancios reinforcements into Santi caused discontent amon the of ficers and Young has placed ttw Cubans in a separate under po lice and turned them ovef to Clara Barton for their   

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