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VOL III, NO. 1(58.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1898.
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His Special Train Arrives at
f ON BOARD ASLEEP
Founder uf Newport >,???? Not tobe Se.
by a Reporter. Slgullleauce
Attached to the
1 -v^5; V v? R Huntington, founder of
Newport News and principal owner of
the works of the Newport News Ship
budding and Dry Dock Company, is in
The multi-millionaire came unherald?
ed, arriving here on a special train
Horn New Volk at midnight. The train
pulled into the station and switched
Mr. Huntington-? two private cars on
the sitie track, where he spent the
night. Not a light flickered in the cars
Mr. Huntington, his private secretary
Mr. Mills, and those who accompanied
the mollionaire on the trip having re?
flow long Mr. Huntington will remain
in the city is not known. His ears
will bei moved up to the shipyard this
morning, where he will spend the day
Considerable significance is attached to
Mr. Huntington'? visit. It is said that
an Important deal'Is on foot, probablv
?with Sir William Armstrong, of Lon?
don, for (he establishment -in O^s city
of an immense ordnance planr to be
operated in conjunction with the ship?
Mr. Huntington'? visit was not un?
expected, as It was reported from
time to time for the last two months
that he contemplated making the trip
to Newport News.
WII.tTAKE UP MINKS.
Order Issued by the War Denar'nient to j
In compliance with the determination
of the cabinet to order the remova
the ^submarine mines sunk in?the 1
borg and rivers before the war. General
"Wilson, chief of engineers, has address
dressed the following letter lo all etlgi
, neer ollieers under whose jurisdiction
these works of defense rest:
"The secretary of war has ordered
that whatever the Interests of com?
merce shall so demand the submarine I
mines now placed in various rivers and j
harbors along the Atlutntic, Gulf and
Pacific coasts shall be removed or ex?
"You are authorized to remove or ex?
plode, as. in your judgment, will be |
best for the interests of the service |
?wherever the interests of commerce
demand, and submarine mines in the j
various rivers and harbors under your |
"It is intended that the cables, junc?
tion boxes, anchors, casemate applian?
ces. &c, shall remain in position and |
that you shall have ready at each har?
bor the necessary mine cases, explo?
sive's. Sic, so that mines to replace
those removed can be laid immediately
upon receipt of telegraphic Instruc?
tions, tn removing the mines and with?
drawing the charge, the utmost care
must be observed, as it possible that
tin- friction arising from unscrewing
the plug might cause an explosion.
"Should you deem it best in the inter?
ests of the service to explode tin- mine
in position, you are authorized to do s
whenever you have on hand sufficient
materials lo immediately replace tin
?'In firing the mines you arc reque
ed to personally superintend tin- ope
tion and lo carefully observe the result
in each case, so that the information
gained, which will be of great value in
future operations, may be carefully col?
lated in the interest of science of war.
You will please notify by telegraph the |
chief of engineers and the division <
gineer of your division whenever you
are ready to explode the mines, so that
they may have the opportunity of being
present should their either imporiuifi
public duties permit.
"In all this work you are requested
to use the utmost care; lo see that the
harbor or river in the vicinity of the
mines you propose lo explode is abso?
lutely clear of vessels when the explo?
sion takes place, and to be more than
careful in every possible point in ca
it is your intention to lake up H??
mmes and remove the charges.
"The views of the torpedo board in
reference- to removing the charges have
been requested and will be communi?
cated to you.
"Wherever the mines now placed do
not in any way interfere jsi'lth coi
merce they need not be removed."
This means thai those mines
Hampton Roads which are dangero
to navigation will be exploded in
ATTORNEY S'l'URUl-j INU1CTKD.
frpeeiul Grand Sury Return* Five Tme Bill* j
The special grand jury summoned
yesterday by Judge T. J. Harham, of
the Corporation Court, brought in live
true bills of indictment against L. M.
Sturgis, the attorney who was arrested
in Philadelphia several weeks ago.
Among the indictments against Slurgis
is one for forgery.
As yet the time for hearing Sturgis'
case has not been Ilxed. hut he will
probably be given a hearing al this
term of court.
Mrs. .1. IV. Messlc Dead.
A telegram received from Baltimore
last night, announced the death there
of Mrs. Messic. wife of Mr. J. W. Mes
sic, of this city, which occurred at
Johns Hopkins Hospital last evening at
Mrs. Messic had been suffering from
consumption for some time and she was
taken to the hospital by her husband,
where it was thought she might Im?
prove in health. She Is survived by
her husband and several small children.
The remains will probably arrive here
CRISTOBAL COLON'S GUNS.
LONDON, July 1 Fi.?A special to the
Times from Home, in reference to the
remark attributed to Admiral Cercera
that tin- Cristobal Colon's big gun*
were in Italy, meaning that they had
never b(cn delivered witli the cruiser
on her sale to Spain, says:
"II Corriere Delia Sera, of Milan, pub?
lishes letters showing that the 251 mil
llmeter Armstrong guns intended foT
the Colon tire actually now in Italy,
they having been refused by represen?
tatives of the Spanish government a.1
defective and llonoria guns Intended t<
replace them were never mounted
Hence the Colon really had no guns ca
pable of piercing the armor of ships
like the Iowa. Indiana and New xork.'
S. A. Kent has given to his native
town of Suffleld. Conn., a $25.000 library
building as a-memorial to his parents.
UOYEK ASSOCIATION ADJOl'KSS.
115th Annual Sesnlou Cloned Vu ?tcrUay I
The Dover Association completed its ,
work and adjourned yesterday.
Many of the delegates and "visitors
returned to their homes Wednesday af- !
ternoon, and the majority of those com?
posing the large audience were resi?
dents of this city. All through the con?
vention the best of order has been ob?
served, in fact, as Moderator Hutson
said in his closing remarks yesterday"
afternoon, the order has been perfect
and in no instance has it been neces
sary to refer in any way to disorder,
as none existed.
The third day's session was opened
with devotional exercises which were
cmducted by Rev. A. D. Southan, of
Warwick county. The business of the
day was taken up at 9:30 o'clock when
the moderator called for miscellaneous
W. H. Tharp. president of the South?
west Virginia Institute, the Baptist col?
lege for ladies." located at Bristol, was
introduced and presented the claims of
J. K. Fussen, chairman of the com?
mittee appointed to examine the books j
or the treasurer, reported that the I
committee found the accounts of lhat.1
officer correct, all disbursements being '
sustained by proper vouchers. !
Rev. R. H. iiowden. or West Point,
chairman of the committee anointed
last year to consider and report at this I
session on the advisability of dividing
the Dover Association or reducing the
number of delegates. submitted the
committee's report, which recommend?
ed that the association be allowed to
remain as at present, it being deemed
Inexpedient at this Ihne to "carry into
effect either suggestion. II was rec?
ommended that in the future instead of.
confining itself to the stronger country
churches that the association meet
once In every three years with some of
the Richmond churches. The report
of the committee, with Its recommen?
dations, was adopted.
Secretary Ryland offered a motion
eliminating from the by-laws of the
association the section providing for
the reading of the constitution and by?
laws at each meeting. The motion
was discussed at length by Rev. J. R.
Garlick. Rev. J. R. Harrison. Rev. T.
M. Mercer and Mr. .Tosiah Ryland. The
motion was. on motion of Dr. Mercer,
laid on the table.
Dr. J. R. Garlick nominated Rev.
Dr. W. R. f.. Smith, of Richmond, to
represent the Dover Association at the
next session of she Southern Baptist
Convention, which meets at Louisville.
ICy.'. next year. At the request of Dr.
Smith his name was withdrawn and
Rev. C. C. Cox nominated Rev. A. T.
Howell. of Ch2rle= City, who was elect?
Dr. Mercer called attention -to the
aims and objects of the Ministerial Re?
lief and Bene-fioia! Association of Tide?
water Virginia" whTch was organized
Rev. Walter Sydnor read the report
of the committee on the State of the
Churches. The report shows that EJ6
letters were received from which the
following statistics for the year were
Number of baptisms. K3fi: total mem?
bership. 11.TSR. an Increase of 031 over
last year: number of churches eontrib
uing to all the hoards. 44: total contri?
butions for nil nurposes. $96.365. an in?
crease of JP.m.TS over last year.
Dr. J. O. Kirk read the report nf the
committee on obituary, reporting only
one death during the association year,
that of Rev. W. T. Jollv. of Richmond.
The moderator announced the follow?
ing standing committees:
"Education?Rev. TT. T.. Ouarlcs. Rev.
George W. Clark and Rev. John J.
Sundav School and Bible Board ?
R-v. A. T. Howell. Rev. ,T. W. Rey?
nolds and Rev. W. H. Barnes.
State Missions?Rev. T. S. Boyles.
ReV. j. O. Sales and Rev. Thomas J.
Home Missions - Rev. W. W. Rey?
nolds Rev. K. T. Paulson and Rev.
R. B. Collier.
Foreign Missions?Rev. W. R. T,.
Sm'th. Rev. M. Ashby Jones and Rev.
TT. T. Allison.
Minister's Relier Fund? Dr. George
r:. S'ecl, .1. H. Scrimminger and W.
State of the Churches? Rev. J. B.
Hutson. ox-otTicio; Rev. C. TT. Ryland.
Rev. R. IT. Pitt. Rev. R. IT. Rowden
and J. T. Montgomery.
Baptist Orphanage?Rev. C. F.
Stuart. J. T,. Southerland, Jr., TT. C.
The closing prayer of the association
was offered by Rev. Dr. J. R. Garlick.
Resolutions expressing gratitude for
? he warm hospitality extended. the
rrace and patience of the presiding of
?iecr and the various kindnesses and
Privileges extended the delegates and
yic'tors wore adopted.
The association adlourned nt 12:45.
if tee singing "Rless Be the Tie that
HOW IN" A HKSTAUKANT.
An Artilleryman Hurls Three Men Ento
There was a disturbance in Mr. Jor?
dan's restaurant, the Imperial, at the
corner of Washington avenue and
Twenty-fifth street, this morning at 1
A squad of men from Battery A.
who had been to Old Point, went to the
restaurant some time after 12 o'clock
tor lunch. While sitting at the table
H. Weiss and two other Austrians
came in. They had been drinking, and
Weiss, it is said interfered with the ar?
tillerymen, and they advised him to let
them alone, but it seems he persisted.
Mr. Jordan endeavored to quiet Weiss
and sent for a patrolman, but an offi?
cer could not be found. The disturb?
ance continued till one of the artillery
?nen. a large man. picked up Weiss and
another man and hurled them boih
iut of the door on the sidewalk. There
was another man left, and the soldier
moved him out, too. Weiss insisted on
going back to renew hostilities, but his
companions restrained him. It was ev?
ident that the artillerymen did not
vish to create a disturbance, for they
left the restaurant and went across Phe
treet to avoid further trouble. After
they had gone up the street some dis
ance Weiss broke loose from his com?
panions and started after the man who
'lad hurled him out into the street, but
?efor'e he reached him he was caught.
Veiss and his companions returned to
-ho restaurant. In the meantime Mr.
Jordan had several men running
iround hunting a policeman. Council
nan R. J. Mackey, who happened to be
passing, blew his police whistle, hut
'here was no response. Mr. Jordan then
?ent for C. & O. Detective Heck, but
.efore that gentleman could dress and
-et to the restaurant Weiss' compnn
ons had succeeded in taking him away.
Veiss' face was bndly brused and he
ded profusely. Later Patrolman Vel?
des, who had been quelling a row on
'wentv-third street. apepared and
:ummoned the men to the Police Court.
Put money In thy purse by taking
n the Globe clearing sale of clothing,
The new lot of fever preventive wa
er filters have arrived at Adams'
\dams' Racket Store. Jull-l-tf
WOUNDED IN BATTLE
Another Transport Arrives
RESOLUTE IN PORT
Supply Ship Comes Troin Culm for Coal.
How Ct'ivvrn Wmn Defeated l.y
Cotimutuore > ciili y. A Cor?
The transport Breakwater arrived at
Fortress Monroe yesterday afternoon
from Santiago de Cuba, bringing HO
wounded and sick soldiers. Hundreds
of people stood on the pier and watch?
ed the vessel steam slowly up t.> t lo
dock, and a few minutes after the
Breakwater was moored the work of
transferring the .- idlers to tie- wharf
was commenced. The scenes witnessed
Wednesday when the City of Washing?
ton arrived w.-re re-enacted. It was a
reproduction of the sain.- drama of pa?
thos and enthusiasm in which sobs and
cheers were mingled. Men who had
been wounded who,- lighting under a
tropical sun to liberate an oppressed
people were carried from the Break?
water on stretchers, some groaning on
account of oxcrueja ling pa in. w hile ot h
ers were singing- the '-Star Spangled
The soldiers .were placed in the hos?
pital tents, where th.-ir wounds were
redressed and a change of clothing
placed -in them. Some of the men are
seriously wounded, but the surgeons
believe that, with probably a few ex?
ceptions, all of them will reeenver. It
was Impossible to get a list of the
wounded and sick, as the surgeon in
charge has, not completed it.
The- men who came yesterday are in
better condition than those who ar?
rived eu the <'lty ..r Washington. Bui
four or five litt.-is were re.iiiiied in the
wok of debarking them. It is sai.l
that tlo- chances of recovery are
against two or three.: but their lives
are not despaired of by any means.
Major De Witt and his corps of ae
.nplished assistants, like Dr. Horn.
brook, have "doctors'.saws and whiltl s
of a' dimensions, shapes an.I mettles,
a' kin-Is boxes, mugs an' botltes,"
and like that able physii-ian. to whom
Burns gave fame, they will give grim
death a warm reception. Only half a
dozen officers of all ranks came up on
- Mar.y-of the nopvcomets_are Michigan
volunteers belonging to Genera! Du!-"
field's comamnd, which sailed from Old
Point about three weeks ago on the
auxiliary cruiser Yale and reached Cu?
ba in the nich of time to take part in
the fighting. The others are r< gulars
and colored cavalrymen, with here and
there a wounded Cuban. With the ex?
ception of those dangerously ill the
men are taken to the field hospital,
which has become as comfortable and
cosy a place as .-tie could wish for. Not
so many boyish faces were noticed yes?
terday as 011 tin- previous day. and the
soldiers were better clad. Hut few
show. .1 wounds w hich will give the
hospital surgeons trouble and there i^
110 reason to doubt thai nearly all will
be will .-hough to return t , their com?
mands in a few weeks. They tell the
same story of hardship and suffering
while healing their way through trop?
ical jungles in Ho- face of the enemy's
deadly tire and enter Ho- same com?
plaint against the govi rnment as their
comrades who preceded Ihem on Wed?
nesday. All insist iiad they been pro?
vided witli smokeless powder their loss
would have been much less.
High praise is given to Ho- Seventy
first X.-w York, whose furious fighting
and fearless assaults upon tie- Spanish
ranks caused the enemy to regard them
as men possess, d of more than human
powers of endurance. With everything
against them, they faced the hail of
death poured from the muzzles of Mau?
ser rifles as If thej were engaged in a
sham battle instead of a frightful con?
test in which their wounded and bleed?
ing comrades were dropping and dying
all around them. Hour after hour they
pushed their way through the malted
and tangled undergrowth, with the
scorching rays of Hie tropical sun fall?
ing upon them in tiie early pan of the
day and tin- rain descending in tor?
rents in tile afternoon and when night
came and they lay down to rest in their
dripping clothes, they had planted the
Star Spangled Banner well on toward
the Spanish stronghold.
Nothing was known by tile men <>f '
the existence of yellow fever in the
camps around. Santiago when ' tlift
Breakwater left. They had been told,
however, that malarial fever had brok?
en out and that there were a number
of serious cases or the disease. The
probability is that the real nature of
the malady was concealed from them.
Hut be that as it may. there need bc
no apprehension of a visit by Yellow
Jack p. Old Point. No vessel i- allow?
ed to sail until the doctors are abso?
lutely certain that no dangerous.conta?
gious disease exists on hoard. A mo?
ment's thought wiil convince the read?
er that tin- government w uld not en?
danger the lives of the -.(Mill men at
Fort Monroe by failing to keep a sharp
lookout for the deadly tropical scourge.
Besides it would be the height of non?
sense to permit a ship suspected of
having yellow fever al. aid lo put to
s.-a .for Hie reason that scores would
perish before she could reach a port of
'I'll.- wounded and sick brought by the
City of Washington are doing well.
None has died. At the hospital head?
quarters yesterday lue llev. Dr. Free
land told the Daily Press correspond?
ent thai the unfortunate inmates of the
institution were doing splendidly. The
life of a negro who was shot in bait a
dozen places' was at one time almost
I lespaired of. but yesterday morning he
was very much better and Dr. Freeland
said that he would recover.
Among the arrivals u the Breakwa?
ter was a fourteen-year-old boy fi om
Fort Snell. Minn., who accompanied his
father ami brother lo Cuba, lie saw
the fighting ashore and witnessed the
race for Cervera's licet. The little fel?
low's name is James Moore. His father
ind brother, whom he has not seen
<ince the first day's fighting, are mem?
bers fcf the United Stales troops.
The Olivette, with 300 sick and
wound-cd. among whom, it is said, are
1 number of Spanish soldiers, is ex?
pected at Old Point today.
Among those who.came on the Break?
water was Colonel Mills. His wife was
it the wharf to receive him. The
valiant colonel was shot in the head
luring the first day's engagement. The
?jail entered his right eye and ploughed
its way just under the skull to a point
ihove the ear, where it made its exlr.
Colonel Mills will recover. Among the
nirses at Fort Monroe are the Misses
Evans, daughters of "Fighting Bob"
Evans, commander of the battleship
Some of the officers who accompanied
the wounded soldiers on the trip north
give interesting accounts-of the fight?
ing; anaitid Santiago.
"I was standing- near Captain Capron
and Hamilton Fish." said a corporal to
the Daily Press reporter last night.
? and saw them shut down. Thev were
with the Rough Riders afid ran irito
an ambuscade, though they had been
warned of the danger. Captain Cap?
ri >n and Hamilton Fish were shit
while leading a charge. If it had not
been for the negro cavalry the Rough
Riders would have been exterminated.
I am not a negro lover. My fnthur
fought with Mosby's Rangers and ".ST
was horn In the South, but the negroeS'
saved that fight, ami the dav will come
w lien General Shatter will give them
credit for their bravery.
"Are the Rough Riders fighters?
"These fellows never know w^eh
they are licked, and there are no bra/ver
men in the regiment than Colonel W-.-.od
and Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt.";
The corporal was in the fight at El
Caney and Is a regular. In speaking
of I: he said:
"That was the hottest fight I ever
expect to see. W'h. n we made 'the
charge the Spaniards rained Manser
bullets at us. mowing down men Slice
blades of grass.
" 'To the rear!! our officers shouted":
but our men shouted:
" 'To h?I with the rear! To the
"The officers wont to the rear, but we
stayed at the front. Cur companyiwas
then in command .of the secondlser
geant. the other officers having left us.
and yet 1 see those officers have been
recommended for promotion."
The corporal said that after a hard
fight he went through the clothes of
a. number of dead Spaniards.
"I was looking for coin." he said,
"but only got forty cents. Afteryards
I heard they had been paid off in cigar?
The supply ship Resolute. In ?com
man.l of Captain .1. G. Eaton, arrived
here yesterday from Santiago^; On
the morning Admiral Cervera made
the daring attempt to escape from the
Cuban harbor, the Resolute was lying
at the entrance and was the first ship
to g. t the signal that the Spanish ships
were making for the sea. "We were
sitting in the forecastle smoking," said
a gunner's male, "and 1 saw smoke
curling above the hills. We gave the
alarm and In a few minutes the Maria
Teresa was coming down the channel
at roll speed. The Iowa was the first
to respond. She sent two 13-inch shells
straight at the Spaniard, and for the
next hour there was h?1 around there.
Admiral Sampson was fifteen miles
away holding a conference with Gen?
eral Shorter and we put out at full
speed to notify him."
The remainder of the story is best
fold by Fnsign Frank H. Silvers.-of the
Resolute. He said:
"When the Maria. Teresa was first
seen coming out of the harbor..-owing
"to Trie distance: 1-t was -thought-JSoJia^a.,.
tug boat, buf almost Instantly two re?
ports In rnpid succession from the
Iowa's 13-inch guns told the story. The
men made a run for the hatchways and
went down like rats. In a short time
awnings were down, the ships made
<"ast from stem to stern." decks cleared
for action and every gun manned prop?
erly. The Spanish ships came out
gamely and the fore guns of the Maria
Teresa and Vizcaya were spitting fire
lili>? the eyes of serpents, as they came
from between the deep cliffs of the nar?
"The first shot fired from the Maria
Teresa went high of its mark, cleared
the Indiana, and fell within twenty feet
of the starboard quarter or the Reso?
lute, which, having on a full cargo of
ammunition and oarrying.no guns, im?
mediately crowded on all steam east?
ward, to get out of range of the guns.
A heavy fire was directed toward the
Resolute, as over twenty shots fell
within forty feet of her. eight of which
were 11-inch shells from the Vizcaya.
However, fortune seemed to favor her.
and with a fleet pair of heels, and the
hone In her teeth, she showed a clear
wake, and was soon out of danger.
"The Iowa was the first to go into the
fight, closely followed by the other ves?
sels. A terrific fire was centered on the
Brooklyn from the very start, the Ma?
ria Teresa apparently centering all her
^eergios in that direction and attompt
ed to ram her. However, they did not
-et closer than three hundred yards,
when she was compelled to run for the
shore, beaching herself before sinking.
\s soon' as the battle was over the Res?
olute catne up and took (ISO prisoners
from aboard the Oristob'il Colon, which
was beached, and afterwards put
them aboard the St. T.ouis and Harvard
?it Cuantanamo Ray."
. The Resolute will lake on ".tin tons of
coal, after which she will either go to
the Norfolk paw yard or to Ports?
mouth. N. H. to have more guns moun?
ted on her decks. She now carries two
-t-pourulers. The Resolute was former?
ly the Vorktown. of the Old "Dominion
Line. ? ,
Rortv coln-ed recruits for United
States cavalry left Newport News yes?
terday morning for Atlanta Ga.. where
th.lored troops are mobilizing.
These men were recruited by Captain
Girard. 1". S. A., who has been in the
city for 'the past few days enlisting
colored cavalrymen. He has heen as?
sisted by two colored sergeants for toe
United States cavalry.
Newport News is considered a fine
leid for colored enlistment and the
men who left today were all able-bod
Percy Sutton, who lives with his par
oils oil Twenty-seventh street between
Lafayette and Virginia avenues,
was slightly injured yesterday morning
in front of his home by being knocked
down and run over by a horse being
driven by Mr. W. L. Powell.
Lieutenant Hlllyer. recruiting officer
for the Fourth Regiment. Virginia vol?
unteers, sent ten more men to Jackson?
ville Wadnesday for Company C, Hunt?
Attorney R. M. Lett left last evening
for Elkton, Va.. where he will spend a
week with Justice J. L>. G. Brown.
Miss Virginia Wallace left yesterday
afternoon for her horn at T.ongdale.Va.
She has been the guest of Miss Anna
Wallacl 'Hi Twenty-fourth street.
Mr. Zeleek Klasky. of Kingston, N.
V.. is the guest of his uncle. Mr. Angel
IClaskey. on Twentv-slxth street.
Professor White, of this city, has un?
dertaken to organize a band for the
Fourth Regiment. Virginia Volunteers.
He has enrolled a number of players,
but requires many more. Should he
I succeed he will be designated as leader
of the organization.
Ladies' tan shoes 70 cents at MeOomD.
Hughes & Co., 252 Twenty-eighth stret
' jy 8-tf.
Hering? Compound Syrup KUr.kborry Root
The great cure for Dysentery, Cholera
Morbus and Cholera Infantum. Save
your child's life. You can. and yours,
too, from these dreaded diseases. Try
It. At nil the drug stores, 25c.
Organdies, dimities, etc., tht*t were
12 12 and 15 cents, now 71-2 cents al
McC'omb. Hughes & Co.'s; 252 Twenty
1 eighth srreet. ' jy 8-tf.
American Generals Meet the
TERMS OF SURRENDER
Mad.- to Send the Enemy Home 1
video Tbej I.crt Their Side Arm?
and Forfltleittioli? in
GENERAL WHELER'S HEAD?
QUARTERS, BEFORE SANTIAGO
DE CUBA, JULY 13, 4 P. M.. VIA
KINGSTON. JAMAICA. July 14.-1:30 I
P. M.?White flags still nutter over the
opposing linos. The truce has been ex?
tended until tomorrow noon and nego?
tiations looking to the surrender of
Santiago. Both sides have- yielded
somewhat. General Toral, il?. Spanish
commander, realizes I he hopelessness of
further resistance, and the American
commander. General Shatter. Is in?
clined to reduce the harshness of the
terms -which he at first proposed u, im_
pose upon the enemy.
It appears that tin Monday General
Shatter did not again demand the un?
conditional surrender which Genera
Toral had refused on Sunday, hut of?
fered, as an alternative proposition. I.
accept the capitulation of the eneim
ami transport the Spanish oflicors and
troops to Spain, they to leave all their
arms behind and in- to accept the ir pa?
role. It was this proposition ? which
General Toral declined yesterday
This morning it was decided t? hole,
a personal interview with General To?
tal. General Miles and his staff, who
got .no further than General Shatter s
headquarters last night, accompanied
by General Shatter and his staff rode
out to the front shortly after S o'clock
under a flag of truce. A request for a
personal interview with the Spanish
eommander-ln-ehief was made and ac?
ceded to. and at about 'j o'clock. Gen?
eral Miles. General Shafter. General
Wheeler. General Gilmore. Colonel
Morse. Captain Wiley und Colonel
Moss, rode up. passed over entrench?
ments and went down into tin- vulley
heyond. They were met by General
Toral ami his chief of slalT. under a
spreading mango tree at the bottom or \
the valley about hair a mile hetwei
the lines. The interview that follow*
lasted an hour. The situation wt
placed frankly before General Tor
and he was offered the alternative ...
being sent home with his garrison or
leaving Santiago province. The only
?CGaiditioa..imposed.being that he should
not destroy the existing' fortifications
-"d should leave his arms behind.
This latter condition the Soanlsh gen?
eral, who does tint speak English, ex
nlalned through his internreter was im?
possible. He said the laws of Spain
travo a general no discretion. He
might abandon a place when he found
it untenable, but lie could not leave
his- arms behind without subjecting I
himself to the penalty of being court
martin led and shot. His government,
he said, granted him permission to
evacuate Santiago, that was all. Fur?
ther than that he was powerless to go.
Without saying so In words. General
Miles said the tenor or General Toral's
remarks all betrayed realization that
he could not hold out long. Who
General Shafter explained that our rc
inforcements were coming nn and that
he was comnletely surrounded, nod that
new batteries were being posted. Gen?
eral Toral simply shrugged his shoul?
"T am hut a subordinate." he said:
"and I ohey my government. Tf it is
necessary we can die at our posts."
' General Toral is a man of r,o years
of M-'e. with a strong rugged face and
fine soldiery hearine-. Iiis brave words
? nsotred a feeling of resneel and admi
rntion in the hearts or his adversaries
Nevertheless, tie- Spanish general's
?x.yiotv to avoid further sacrifice or
life in his command was manifest, ami
he did not hesitate to ask for time to
communicate the situation to Madrid,
although he dubiously shook his head
when he spoke of the probable re?
In the course of an intervley General
Toral said the bombardment of Sunday
and Monday had done little damage.
He admitted that shells from the guns
from the fleet had destroyed four hous?
es but he asserted that only half a
dozen of the soldiers of the garrison
bed been injured. He also volunteered
the information when General Miles j
gallantly inquired after General Li
nares'Mvound. that the latter would
probably necessitate the amputation of
Iiis left arm'at the shoulder.
General Miles, at the interview did
not attempt to assume the direction of
the negotiations, but as general of the
United States army he vouched fen- the
conditions General Shafter offered
Upon the return of our commanders
to the American lines an important
consultation was held at Gen.
Generals Garcia and Castillo, with
their staffs had ridden around from
the extreme right to see General Miles.
It was a notable group, gathered under
the protecting awning of General
General Miles in blue fatigue uniform,
with the double star on his shoulders,
and his campaign hat encircled by A
single strand of gold braid, looking the
ideal soldier, sat on an empty ammu?
nition box anel formed the center of
On the right of General Miles sat
General Shafter. and on bis left was
General Garcia in mud-spotted white
uniform, with heavy riding boots and
jingling spurs. The Cuban General
wore a large weather-worn Panama
hat. and at his side was a silver mount?
ed machete. General Garcia has a
strong, swarthy face, with a deep bul?
let scar In his forehead. In a general
way he is not unlike a Cuban edition
of General Miles.
General Wheeler, with grizzled board,
imall of stature and in a brown cam?
paign uniform, faced the thrc-f officers
mentioned, while about them sat the
aiiles do camp of the four generals.
Assistant Naval Constructor Hobson,
the hero of the Merrimac, who had
lame to headquarters with messages
from Rear Admiral Sampson, was also
present. The situation was discussed
Ith the aid of a profusion of maps and
at the conclusion of the conference,
luncheon was served. It consisted of
beans, hard tack and coffee. After
this meal. General Miles, General
Shafter and General Garcia, with their
staffs rode off to inspect the position
on the right flank. The- all agreed
?bat General Toral was securely wedg?
ed in and that escape was impossible,
but owing to delays and the incidental
loss of life, which was certain to re?
volt from an attempt to carry the town
by assault, the danger to our troops
'rom fever and disease, and above all.
the fact that the Spanish fleet was de?
stroyed, which has been the real objeo
of the campaign, it seemed to be the
e-eneral disposition to allow General
Toral to evacuate Santiago. This would
give us a military and naval base, per
mit the starving refugees to return
to their homes and would allow the
immediately embarkation of the bulk
of our army for the Porto Rico cam?
The rain now falls In sheets every
day. drenching the soldiers. washinrj
out the roads and swelling the streams
into torrents. In fact, our base of sup?
plies is actually threatened bv the
mountain streams. Two bridges were
carried away this afternoon after a
downfall in which an Inch and a half
of rain fell. The Aguadores river is
impassable, the water, shoulder deep,
is running like a small Niagara. A
mule ambulance filled with refugees to
fancy which attempted to cross the
river, were carried 200 yards down the
stream, where the pasengers were res?
cued with difficulty.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt is one of I
those who believe the army is threat- |
ened witli great disaster, unless Gene?
ral Total and his troops are allowed to
depart. The situation has been coi
municated to Washington and it is |
considered probable thut the conditions
imposed in the American propositions
for surrender will he modified.
Two of General Randolph's batteries
reached the front today and were" post?
ed in the center of General Lawton'9
division, on the extreme right, where
they command the town beyond our
lines and over the churches, hospitals,
and other public buildings Hying the
Red Cross Hag at the eastern edge of
The belief is common among officers
that the end is close at hand. am1, that
Santiago will he ours before next Mon
dny without further fighting. Already
the movements of tt^ army for the fu
ture as outlined are based on the fall
.?r the city. The plans of the generals
are not to allow our troops to enter j
tin- city exc.-pt a garrison of Immunes'
which will remain here, proof against
the yellow fever.
Until ready for embarkation on the1
".si?,rts at the city's piers, our men
will be camped on the heights surround?
ing Santiago, where the water is good.
Strict instructions have been issued to |
the soldiers to boil their drinking v
tor. tint, owing to the poverty of their}
eoiilpments. this Is almost Impossible.
The rainy weather has accelorated
tin- spread of malarial and other fevers,
to come of the regiments over a third
of the men are unfit for duty.
General t'hafTce. In addition to G
oral Duftleld. is suffering from fev
General Miles was received with great
enthusiasm till along the lines, and was |
gr.-etcd with cheers on all sides. The
general expressed himself as being ex?
ceedingly gratified at the strength of
our position, and at the character of the
wnr'fs thrown up. He complimented
manv of the commanding officers per
sonaily on the work accomplished.
To a correspondent of the Associated
Press General Miles said he was proud
to command an armv which bad car?
ried the lines of hills on which our I
centre rests. He added that there was]
no prouder page In our military annals i
than that written on July 1.
In conclusion General Miles remark?
ed that he felt satisfied frota. General.?
Toral's manner and words that he
was anxious to surrender.
DISPATCH FROM MIRES.
He Tells or tfte Surrender of Santiago
de Cuba. >T
< Bv Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. July 14.?The "War I
Department has received the fololwlng
dispatch from General Miles, written
apparently before the final surrender
of Santiago at :i o'clock:
Playa del Este. July 14.
To Secretary of War. Washington:
Before Santiago, July 14.?Genen
Tonil formally surrendered the trooj
of his army--tn ops and division i
Santiago, on the terms and utulei
standing that his troops shall be r<
turne,I to Spain. General Shatter wi
appoint commissioners to draw up If
conditions of arrangements for carrry
ing out the terms of surrender. This
is very gratifying and General Shal'ter |
and the officers and men of this e
111.11:? I are entitled to great credit for |
their sincerity and fortitude in over- '
coining the almost insuperable obsla- j
elos which they encountered. A por?
tion of the army has been infected with
yellow fev.-r and efforts will be made le
Si parate those who are infected and
th so free from it and to keep those
who are still on board ship separated |
from those on shore. An angoments !
will be immediately made for carrying
out further instructions of the Presl
dent and yourself.
(Signed) NELSON A. MILES.
Major General of the Army.
SA NTIA GO SURREN D ERS.
The Doomed Spanish City Succumbs at I
;::ni; Yesterday Afternoon.
( By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. July 14.?"Santiago !
surrendered at three" is the significant !
official announcement that reached the
President at 3:00 this afternoon,
came in a dispatch from a signal ser- j
vice official at Playa del Este and told 1
the result of the meeting of the capit- j
ulation commissioners in the most brief
and concise form of any of the numer?
ous dispatches laid before the Presidem
during the day. The dispatch was weil
ahead of the official message from
Shafter. Santiago time is fifty-five
minutes ahead of Washington, which
accounts for the quick receipt of the
result, the Commissioners not meeting
until 2:30. A few minutes after this
message had come to the President the
following was received by Chief Signal
Service Office Greely:
Playa del Este. July 14.
"General Greely. Washington:
"Santiago has surrendered,
j (Signed.) _ "JONES.
THE TROOPS AT CHARLESTON.
i Bv Telegraph.)
CHARLESTON. July II.?Laie Wed?
nesday night t!cn. Wilson received or?
ders not to i mbark the troops under his
imand here for Santiago. Much of
ie baggage of the Second and Third
Wisconsin regiments had been loaded
ami all of this had to come off the
-diips. This afternoon General Wilson
il out to Summcrvillc to Inspect a
iping ground there, but the water
supply did not suit him. At headquar
t rs everyone is entirely at sea as to
v-hat is to be done with the troops here
low-that Santiago has fallen. The
hanecs are that they will be quarter
d in this city for some time to come.
? Do von know that clothing is now
I being sold at half value in the clearing
<alf now in progress at the Globe.
I jyi-tf. _ :
Remember the Globe clearing sale of
?lothing. _ Julyl-tf
Men's fine casslmere suits, worth $9.
"o- $4.98 at McComb, Hughes & Co.'s
Big half-price sale of man s punts
it McComb. Hughas & Co.. 252 Tweiity
jhth street. JyS-tf
One hundred pairs boys' pauls. sizes
to 14, worth SO and 75 cents for 3'.'
ents at McComb, Hughes & Co.'s
Ona hundred pairs Ladies' fine, ox?
fords, worth $1 and $1.25, 77 cents at
McComb, r - & Co.'s. JyS-tf.
PORTO JICO NEXT
Other Spanish Possessions
to Be Attacked.
GIVES UP 5,000 MILES
That Much Territory Surrendered to Gen?
eral Shafter by General Toral
Venterday. Tw o II undred and
Fifty Auiericau? Killed.
WASHINGTON. July 14.?The first
chapter in the land campaign of the
L nited States against Sputa closed to?
day when the Spanish colors gave place
over .Santiago to the American ilap;
Next will follow the transportation of
the Spanish troops back to their na?
tive country and the capture of the Is?
land of Porto Rico unless peace soon
The siege of Santiago had lasted two
weeks and was remarkable in many re
spects and in none more than the heavy
per centage of loss through death,
wounds or sickness of the soldiers and
sailors engaged on both sides. Looking
Pack over the record of these two
weeks it Is seen that a groat ironclad
squadron has boon destroyed. that
nearly 1.000 soldiers have died In the
trenches of Santiago. On the other
hand about 2?0 American soldiers have
been killed, and In round numbers 2.000
more have been sent In the hospitals
from wounds, fevers and other ail?
ments. Our tleet had a remarkable ex?
emption from disaster In the many en?
gagements it bad with the forts at the
entrance of the harbor, and with the
"Next Is Porto Rico," said Secretary
Alger after receiving the news of San?
tiago's formal surrender, "and then,
if need be. Havana." The secretary
was In excellent spirits. He has been
more anxious than he dared show as
to the condition of our sick soldiers
and looked with apprehension upon
the possibility of prolongation of the
struggle in the unhealthy valley of
Santiago. The secretary said that the
Porto Rlcan expedition would go for?
ward Immediately. It will comprise
new men entirely. The warriors In the
trenches before Santiago have disting?
uished themselves, and It Is not deemed
prudent to bring them into unneces?
sary contact with the new troops In
view of the danger of spreading the
contagion. The sick soldlers will he
cursed back to health and brought to
the United States as soon as they can
hp safely removed. Immune regiments
'"I'd be ordered to Santiago to garrison
the town. and. as stated in these dis?
patches yesterday, two of these regl
* '.W. 1st- are already under ; orders, to
The Porto Rlcan expedition will be
commanded by General Miles In per?
son, though General Brooke, now In
command at Camp Thomas, is expected
to he his main dependence. The size of
the expedition will depend upon Gen?
eral Miles' wishes, although It Is be?
lieved that 25.000 men will be sufficient
for the purpose. At Sun Juan the navy
will he of greater assistance than It was
at Santiago, owing to the possibility of
approaching the town more closely
without risking contact wtth mines.
General Brooke is now on his way to
Washington by direction of Secretary
Alger, so that he will be In a position
to make his views known to the depart?
ment. The experience gained In dis?
patching Shaffer's expedition It Is ex?
pected will uld the officials In their
determination to make short work of
the Porto Rlcan affair. There will be
plenty of transports available for the
expedition, as the government has de?
vised other means of removing the
Spaniards captured at Santiago by car
rvlng them on these transports. That
the navy is ready to do Its share at
short notice goes without saying. Por?
to Rico is not expected to offer a very
formidable resistance. It is believed
'hat the moral effect of today's surren?
der at Santiago will lie- to discourage
the defenders of San Juan. There Is.
however, always the prospect that
oeace may ensue before hostilities
have progressed against Spain's east
ermost West India Island. Rumor?
?ere afloat this afternoon to the ef?
fect that the Spanish government at
last had made overtures In that di?
rection, but their basis probably was
that one more reverse to the Spanish
irms would be sufflolent to compel the
Spanish government to sue for peace,
and this reverse was furnished by the
surrender of Tornl's army. The navy
department has not been affected by
these rumors to the extent of relaxing
any of its precautions or abandoning
any of its plans, for Secretary Long
stated unequivocally today that Com?
modore Watson's eastern squadron
would certainly go to Spain as soon as
it could sail.
The territory surrendered to us by
General Toral" makes about 5,000
square miles. The Spanish soldiers to
be sent to Spain are estimated at 10:000
Major Hopkins, the military aide to
Secretary Alger. this afternoon had
spread bet?re him a huge map of Cu?
ba, showing the surrendered zone
turned over to the American troops.
The line begins at Aseraderos, about
fifteen miles west of Santiago harbor,
and then runs due north about twenty
live miles to Palnio Sorina. Had the
line continued due north it would have
passed wesl of Holguin, thus taking
The Spanish garrison at that point
Evidently General Toral wished to
avoid the inclusion of Holguin. so the
line turns abruptly to the northeast at
Palnio and runs to the coast town of
Boca del Sagna on the coast. The ex?
treme length of the surrendered tract
s about 110 miles and the extreme
width about fifty miles, tapering to a
less width and making In all about 5,000
square miles. It is a rugged, mountain?
ous country with very few towns of any
size. Santiago, with its fine harbor. Is
the main point, while Guantanamo Is
.nd In importance. H. J. Allen, of
Kansas fitv. who has just come from
Santiago, was with Secretary Alger
during the afternoon and gave him
-ome interesting details of the charac?
ter of the country now surrendered to
mr troops. He said the country was
so wild and rocky that It afforded
practically no camping ground for a
onsiderable body of troops, and in his
opinion there was not a point in this
sweep of country suitable as a base of
.pcra tions for an army. Except the
Spanish force at Santiago numbering
about lO.noo Mr. Allen says there are
no Spanish troops within the stirren
lered zone, as it has been overrun with
Garcia's forces. The Spanish garri?
sons are at Manzanlllo and Holgluu. to
?he west of the surrendered zone. Mr.
Mien says the Spanish garrisons do not
exceed G.000 men. This he says. Is Gen?
eral Garcia's estimate. Mr. Allen left
?Santiago on last Saturday. At that
time he says there were two suspicious
ases.7hot.ght to be yellow fever in the
hospital at Siboney.
The Navy Department had not heard
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