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VOL ill, NO. 184.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST3, 1898.
PRICE S1NGLE COPY' TWO CENTS
ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
CITY SOLONS MEET
Proceedings of Last Night's
Session of the Council.
ASKS FOR A FRANCHISE
Newport Ni'ivmiml old I ?1 it KhIIwhj und
Klit-trlc Compiiny Wimm lo Opern tit
an Kleetriu Light I'hiulH in
Mr. .T. J. Thomas, a member from the
First ward, was the only councilman
who did not respond to the roll-call at
the regular .meeting- of the Common
Council last nigh!. It was a husv s 3
sion and it was after 11 o'clock win n a
motion to adjourn prevailed.
After the mi miles of tin- previous
meeting hed been approved the regular
order of business was taken up. as
there was no communication from the
To FIX OFFICE HOUTIS.
Councilman B. 1!. Cory, at the sug?
gestion of Mayor A. A. Moss, offered a
resolution "that the different officers
of the city be required to stay in their
0Hie.es during ihe hours named by the
mayor, viz.: From !i A. M. to 12 M..
ami from 1:30 to I I'. M.. unless en?
gaged outside on business for the city."
The resolution u;is referred to tic- or?
II will be remembered that when he
went Into olllce as mayor of lie- oily
Mr. Moss sent each otlice-hol.hr a no?
tice requiring him to remain in his
otlice at certain hours during the day. j
but in 111..si cas.s in. attention was
paid to the li..lice.
K'Ut AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT.
An ordinance was offered granting a I
franchise to the Newport News and Old
Point Hallway & Electric Company t'j
construct, maintain and operate elec- j
tin light works in this city, supplying
electric current for light and power.
To.- ordinance provides that the erec?
tion ..!' poles shall I.,- dot:.- under Ihe
supervision of the city engineer ami
committee on sir.-.-is. ami that the or?
dinance shall continue in force till j
January 1. I'M'J.
Among the promoters of this project
is Mr. W. J. Payne, ..I' Richmond, pre.;-I
idem of the Newpotl News (las Com?
pany. The ordinance will be- cons'der-!
ed at the next regular meeting. If the i
franchise is granted the company will
do a generai electric light business In
Attorney Samuel Regestc-r, of Rich?
mond, representing the company, was
granted the privilege of tin- floor.
Among other tilings he said that in a I
cities electric railway companies do a
general electric lighting business. A
railway company was enabled to sup?
ply electric current mueh.'cheaper than
other companies. He asked the council
to suspend ihe rules and pass the ordi?
nance, as his company desired to beg n,
the work of putling in the plant for the
At the conclusion of Mr. Rogesto-r's
address President Buxton slated that
unless the rules were suspended the or
dinance would have to take Rs regular
Councilman Potvoll moved to suspend
the rules and act on the ordinance at
once, but the motion was lost by a vote;
?f 4 lo S. it requiring a three-fourths j
\..te lo suspend Ihe rules. Those who
voted against the motion wm-e i'..-s,-s.
Burchtr. O'Donnell, Cory and Ford.
PLANS FOR THE JAIL.
Tin- report of the special committee
on new jail, recommending that plans
and specifications be advertised for,
SITE FOR THE PUMP HOUSE.
On motion of Coum ilman J. .1. O'Don?
nell the special sewer comm..-j... . .v..
instructed to select a sit.- in Easl Ei d
75x200 feet for the pump house to be
operated in connection with the new
sewer system and report -at the next
meeting the purchase price. The pro?
posed si|o will cover six lots.
The contract for erecting the stables
for housing the horses and mules be?
longing to tin- city was let 10 Mr. J.
W. Rodger*, his bid of $487 being the
NO MORE LIGHTS.
The city cannot get any more arc
lights during the present fiscal year,
though they ate.badly needed. A re?
port from the Light and Water Com?
mittee stated thai the appropriation
for lights was loo limited lo put in any
JANITOR'S SALARY INCREASED
Councilman Roane (colored) moved
that the resolution reducing the salary
of the janitor of the courthouse from
$4f. to $30 a month be reconsidered.
The salary was reduced by the fi?
nance committee, of which Councilman
A. E. Burchcr is the chairman. In ex?
plaining the reduction Mr. Burchcr sa d
that the man who had'been previously
acting as janitor was drawing *4S per
month, but only paid bis substitute, the"
man who did the work. $25 a month.
That was why the salary was reduced.
The motion lo reconsider was ad pot
ed by a vote of 10 to 2. Councilman
O'Donnell and Powell asked to be re?
corded as voting against the motion.
A report from tin- Fire Committee
recommending that a h .s.- carriage and
horse be purchased for lit... tire depart?
ment was read and referred to the Or?
dinance Committee. It is quite prob?
able that favorable action will be taken
on the recommendation.
PLANS FOR BRIDGES.
The special bridge committee submit?
ted a report recommending that the
city advertise for plans and specifica?
tions, together with bids, for the erec
tlon of two overhead bridges?one at
TAYeniy-firth street and the other ovi r
the railroad at Thirty-fourth street.
After auditing the.bills against the
city the council adjourned.
The Virginia State Insurance Co., of
Richmond. Va.. through their agents,
j Marye & Boyenton, have donated two
tons of ice for the use of the soldiers
at Camp Grant and Camp Warburton.
Miss Ella Mayo, an attractive young
lady of Manchester, Va., arrived in the
city yesterday and is the guest of her
cousin, Mrs. T. D. Adams, at the Pow
hatan. on West avenue.
Attorney Samuel Regester and Mr.
W. J. Payne, of Richmond, arrived in
the city last evening.
A '.'dead drunk." who was picked up
at the C. & O. depot last night by Pa?
trolman Wood and Special Officer Pet
lus was hauled to jail on a truck.
Sheriff N. C. Walls, of Slaunton, Va,,
'is in the city on business.
Excurnlon In Bli-limond $1.00.
Sunday, August 7lh. leaves Old Poin
at S A. M.. Phoebus 8:03. A. M., Hamp
tpn, 8:06 and Newport News. 8:20. Re
turn leaves Richmond at 8 P. M.
3. F. HERMAN.
WILL SAIL TODAY.
Transport Hudson Will Start for Porto
Rico With Supplies.
The United States transport Hudson
will sail for Porto Rico today.
The captain of the ship has receiv?
ed telegraphic orders from Washing?
ton to start at the earliest minute and
Just as soon as supplies and the Uni?
ted States mail and possibly troops aro
taken aboard she will start for Porto
There are between two and three
tons of mail stored in the city post
ofilce which must go to Porto Rien by
the iirst ship and the Hudson will bj
the vessel to take it.
The Hudson has accommodations for
000 men and a few horses. A whole
regiment cannot go on her.
The Third Kentucky, which has been
selected as General Grant's personal es?
cort, and which takes rank as the sen
bo- company, will go to Porto Kiev on
the auxiliary cruiser Yale, which is ex?
pected to arrive here from New York
in a day or two.
The quartermaster's department had
given up all hope of embarking the
troops before the latter part of the
week, but it now looks as if a part of
the brigade will embark, and be ready
Tie- captain of the ship has receiv
1 n g.
to .-ail if necessary-, by tomorrow morn
General ('.rant said last night he
thought some ..1" the troops would cm
Tin- probable disposition of troops on
the transports will be as follows:
Third Kentucky on the Yale.
First Kentucky (tw.. battalions) on
one Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana
.hi the M innewaska.
tin.- battalion First Kentucky and
Third Pennsylvania battalion on the
Artillery and cavalry on the Mani?
It was learned yesterday that Ma?
jor Muhlenberg. paymaster in chief
United Stales army, will arrive here to
da yl'or the purp...-.- of paying .>!'!' all of
the tr ops in Newport News that have
not yet received their money.
.MANY CASKS OF FEVER.
Within the past three days nearly
three score soldiers have been tak.-.t
from Camp Grant to the army hospit?
al a l Fort Monroe suffering with fever,
Sev. n men wore sent from the First
Kentucky yesterday afternoon. Some
of the men arc now sick in camp and
more eases of typhoid arc feared.
illness in each of these cases was
contra.-i.-d before the troops arrived
lore and tie- change in climate has
Doubtless hastened the symptoms. AH
of the hospital staff agree that none of
the fever patients contracted typhoid
This fever is very rare in Newport
N.-ws and the number of cases taken
to Fort Monroe is larger than that re?
ported hero in Ihe past three years.
There nr.- als., some cases of measles
and mumps in camp and these, too.
w.-rc brought from Chickamauga.
The location of the camp is excellent
and the sanitary conditions splendid,
with running water through its entire
length. Ice water is kept constantly
on hand at points convenient to all .-.f
the companies. Ice is furnished by
contribulions from citizens.
NOT THE MAYOR'S REQUEST.
He Denies He Asked General Grant Not
Allow the M.-n Their Pay.
If the troops at Camp Grant tire not
paid ..If before they embark for/ Porto
Rico it will not be the fault of Mayor
A. A. Moss, though it -was generally
reported among the soldiers yesterday
that the mayor or some other city offi?
cial had requested General Grant not to
allow his men to be paid off while the
troops wore in the city for the reason
Ihe soldiers would become intoxicated
and thus make it impossible for the
civil authorities to preserve order. If
anv one reouested that the men be
no- paid off lo- did it without the
authority of the mayor.
Mayor Moss last evening sent the
following communication to the Daily
Editor Daily Press:
It has .been reported to me by a num?
ber of merchants that they understand
from the soldiers that the reason that
they have not been paid ort' is that the
mayor has requested the officers In
command not to pay on" until they leave
the city. I have not consented or had
any one to represent me to make such
a request to any officer, from the gen?
eral to the humblest private. It would
give me great pleasure to see the boys
get their money and enjoy themselves
while her.-. Respectfully.
A. A. MOSS,
August 2. 1S9S. Mayor.
SHOT BY A WOMAN.
Unknown Man Wounded In a House of
" 11! Fame East Night.
A white man was shot in a house of
ill fame on Twenty-fourth street; kept
by Lizzie Harris, between 10 and 11
o'clock last night.
This was about all the information
that could be gathered last night, ex?
cept the statement that the shooting
was accidental. No one seemed to
know who the man was. The women
would not tell it and the policeman
said he did not know. It was reported
that the man was a soldier, a member
of the 160th Indiana regiment, but the
women denied this statement. Another
report had it that he was employed
on one of the C. & O. tug boats, and
still another rumor was that the man
is a citizen of Hampton. At any rate,
a while man was shot in the house by
Lizzie Harris and. as usual, it is said
to be another "I-didn't-know-it-was
loaded" cese. Lizzie, according to the
meagre statements given out at the
house, went to a bureau, and while
fooling with a 32-calibre revolver pulled
the trigger. The gun went off and the
bullet took effect in the unknown
man's neck. A physician was summon?
ed. He probed for the ball, but failed
to locate it. However, he think3 the
man will recover.
Policeman Watkins appeared on the
scene shortly after the shooting occurr?
ed, but he made no arrests after he
was told Ihe shooting was accidental.
Newport News is becoming famous
for accidental shooting scrapes, and it
is time some of them were being in?
vestigated. "At any rate the parties
who handle revolvers recklessly should
be made to appear in court and show
to the satisfaction of the proper offi?
cials that the shooting was accidental.
People who know nothing about fire
arms should not be permitted to han?
dle them, and when they do they should
be heavily fined. It is time the maim?
ing of innnocent people by fools was
being stopped. It is sometimes the case
that these alleged accidental shooting
affrays are not accidents at all. It a
moment of peace a man shoots a wo?
man or vice versa, and then to escape
Ihe clutches of the law it is called- "ac?
FHeH, l ion ncil Kedhugs.
Are positively driven out by the use
of Calvert's Insect Powder. The pat?
ent sift top box makes its own death
dealing dust. Different from all oth?
ers. Only 10c. Ask for Calvert's. and
take no other. ju"25-eo.i-lm.
Military Attache Praises the
Bravery of Our Men.
SAW THE SANTIAGO FIGHT
Au.Li a Storm or Mauser Hullen? Slmf
lir*? Troops 8'roHHe.l On. Orlvliig
the SpaulnrdH Itack From
'Captain Webster, the military attache
to the legation of Sweeden ami Norway
at Washington, who, with other at?
taches t?> foreign legations, viewed the
movements of the Spanish, American
and Cuban armies at Santiago has ar?
rived in this city to accompany Gener?
al Fred D. Grant when the troops em?
bark for Porto Rico today. Captain
Webster came here from Tampa. Fla.,
having just been released from <iuar
antine. The other attaches did not ac?
To a reporter for the Daily Press!
who saw him at Hotel Warwick last
night, where General Grant is stopping.
Captain Webster gave his views on the
three days" fighting around the city
of Santiago de Cuba.
"1 was astonished at the bravery of
the Americans." he began. "The volley
tiring of the Spanish army was most
deadly, but the Americans never fal?
tered. They pressed on to their object?
ive point and never stopped till thi-y
captured it. During the lighting I oc?
cupied a good point from which to
watch the progress of the battles, and
was courteously treated by both the
American and Spanish oflicers. What
pleased me was the magnanimous
manner in which the United Stales hos?
pital corps ministered to the wounded
Spaniards that were fjund lying on
the battlefield. They were picked up
and placc-d in the ambulance wagons
and carried to the rear, where they re?
ceived the very best medical attention.
Surgeons on the battlefield would stop
and bandage the wound of a Spanish
soldier to prevent the loss of blood till
the ambulance wagon arrived. The
hospital service in the American arrny
is worthy of the highest commendation.
It was reported that American soldiers
cut the throats of wounded Spaniards,
but that it is not true. I was mid,
though, by American officers that the
Cubans killed wounded Spaniards w ith
their macthetes, but this barbarous
practice was stopped by the officers ami
men of the United States army."
(Juestioned regarding the conduct of
the American s.kliers when under
heavy lire. Captain Webster replied?
"The regulars, of course, are the best
soldiers. They are trained militiamen,
but the ..conduct -of?the -volunteers Is'
highly praiseworthy, especially as re?
gards the Rough Riders. The Rough
Riders fought well and their charging
was excellent. I saw the Seventy-first
New York regiment go up one side of
the San Juan hill under a raking fire,
and it was a beautiful charge. The
Second Massachusetts regiment of vo1
unteers also did good service. Still
there is a difference between the volun?
teer and regular soldier. General Sh ift?
ers campaign was carried on under
trying conditions. His men had to cut
their way through jungles, am! the
commander deserves credit for what
In contrasting the two armies, Cap?
tain Webster said:
"The Spaniards bad but S.noo men in
the city of Santiago who were able to
bear arms, while General Shatter's
farces numbered nearly In.Ono. How?
ever, the Spaniards occupied the van!-,
age ground. They were behind
trenches, while the Americans were In
th.e open and at all times exposed to the
fire of the Spaniards. The attacking
army always lias the disadvantage and
sustains the heavier losses. After the
surrender a Spanish colonel told me
that the losses on his side in the three
days' fighting aggregated between six
and seven hundred, including the killed
and wounded. General Shaffer's report
shows the losses on his side to have
been over l.f.00. The heavy loss ori the
American side is due to two causes?
the fact that it was the attacking army
and because volley firing by the Span?
iards was steady and deadly. At times
the lines were very close, only a few
hundred yards apart. That was when
the Americans were driving the Span?
iards from the trenches. The best evi?
dence that General Shaft, r won a vie
lory at Santiago is that General Tornl
surrendered to him. If the Spaniards
had had sufficient supplies they might
have prolonged the light for a week or
more, but Santiago would have envent
ually fallen.- into General Shafter's
hands. Then, too. the epidemic of yel?
low fever now raging would have beer,
beneficial to General Toral. The Span?
ish soldiers made a brave stand and
they held out to the last. . -ey were
equipped with the best rifle known to^
the military world?the Mauser. Gen?
eral Shafter's siege guns did efficient
service, but the old smooth-bore pieces
used by the Spaniards were anti?
Captain Webster was not impressed
with the soldierly bearing of the Cu?
bans. "The Cubans could nit be seen."
said be. "when an engagement opened.
They knew nothing about scientific
warfare. The men are not trained and
light as an organized mob."
In the military attache's opinion the
Cubans rendred the American army
very little service except as guides.
Captain Webster is a trained soldier
and has represented bis government in
several campaigns. He viewed the bat?
tles between the Turks and Greeks. He
is going to Porto Rico, though he be?
lieves the prospects for early peace are
PREPARING FOR A CRUISE.
Cruiser Minneapolis Undergoing Exten?
The work of overhauling the splendid
protected cruiser Minneapolis. Captain
Jewell. Is rapidly approaching comple?
tion. It is now quite certain that all
of her repairs will be finished at the
shipyard here and the cruiser will not
be sent to the shipyard at Norfolk, con?
trary to expectations.
The officers of the Minneapolis have
no idea where their ship will be ordered
but they know that she Is being fitted
out for a long cruise.
Whether she will go to the Philip?
pines, to the Canaries, or, indeed, to the
very coast of Spain or some particular
errand for ITucle Sam is not known.
Realizing the fact that more warships
will be sent to the Pacific than have
heretofore been retained there, the ofll
; cers and men are in . hopes that their
i ship will be sent either to the Phlllp
j pines or one.of the Eastern stations.
NO WORD FROM SPAIN.
However. It Is Believed the War is
Nearing a Close.
WASHINGTON. August 2? Shortly
before midnight Secretary Alger as he
left the White House arter a conference
with the President said the administra?
tion had received no official Informa?
tion that the Madrid government had
accepted the terms proposed hv the
Unofficially the President lias been
informed that the Spanish ministry has
acceded to the terms of this country
for a cession of war. The uuofllcial ad
vices have reached the President in the
form not only of press dispatches, but
of private dispatches from confidential
agents of the United Stales govern?
ment. While this government has
strong reasons for believing that Its
terms of peace have been agreed to by
the Madrid government the President
is taking nothing for granted. Ar?
rangements for pressing the war to a
successful conclusion arc going for?
ward precisely as if no negotiations
for peace were in progress. Ai a con?
ference participated in by tile Presi?
dent. Secretary Alger and Adjutant
General Corbili at the executive man?
sion tonight a iinal decision wtis reach?
ed us to the constitution of the provis?
ional corps for Porto Rico to b-- com?
manded by General Wade. Tin- regi?
ments which are Kj comprise the corps
were decided upon and will be desig?
nated in a. general order to be issued
probably tomorrow. Secretary Alger
said that the corps might be c-n route
to Porto Rico within a week.
Notwithstanding these warlike prep?
arations the belief in official circles to
nighl amounts almost to a conviction
that active hostilities practically have
been concluded. A prominent, official
of the administration said tonight:
"The cud is near, in my opinion. The
information thus far received is un'f
fioial and meagre, but in the 'main we
have no reason to doubt it. In fact we
have reason to believe it is correct."
It is understood that the ['reason"
referred to is contained in th4 private
advices received by the President and
from private dispatches recejv. d by
represntativs of foreign governments at
this capital. ;
Ambassador Cambon, whej Is con?
ducting the negotiations for the Span?
ish government, has not communicated,
so far as could be ascertained, fir Ith the
President tonight and it is nut pr .liable
that the official response to the term.
proposed by the United States has yet
reached the French ambassador. Upon
-Us-receipt it will be transmitted to the
President without delay,.
In the event of Spain's ac?.CJ&W'.ce of
the terms proposed by this country the
first step probable will be towards an
agreement to close active hostilities,
pending the drafting of a trtaty of
peace along the linos of the accepted
terms. According to precedents ordi?
narily fogarded. an armistice would bo
proclaimed, and in the circumstances
this would mean the practical close of
BUCKDED DOWN TO IT.
Spanish Cabinet Reaches a Conclusion
In Twenty-tive Hours.
LONDON. August 3.?The Madrid
eon-respondent of the Times, telegraph?
ing Tuesday, says:
? The rumors that President McKin?
ley insisted on getting a definite reply
not fater than tomorrow seem to he
confirmed by the unusual rapidity of
official procedure here. Generally, when
tin- Spanish government has lo take
an important decision, a long series of
cabinet councils is devoted to what is
c all.-d. in semi-official phraseology, 'ev
changing Impressions'?a euplionism
for talking a: largo, bringing recalci?
trant members into lino and postponing
a decision until the morrow.
"It was expected, therefore, in the
most important question, war or peace,
that these preliminary operatioriswould
require many days.
"In reality, if not entirely dispensed
with, they wen- got through in a single
sitting, and the whole procedure of ex?
amining the American demands, decid?
ing on a course of action and prcpurirg
a formal reply was accomplished, if we
may trust the Madrid press, in loss
than twenty-four hours." \^
BAILEY AT WORK.
( By Telegraph.)
GALVESTON. TEN.. August 2.?The
Democratic State Convention, after ap?
pointing committees on order of busi?
ness, credentials and platform, ad?
journed until tomorrow.
There is no c-jntesi except for the
positions of treasurer. land commis?
sioner and judge of the court of ap?
peals. The nominees for the others
will be: Governor. Joseph D. Sayers;
lieutenant governor. J. N. Browning:
attorney general, Thomas S. Smith:
comptroller, It. W. Finley; railroad
commissioner, Allison Mayfieldfsuper?
intendent of public instruction. J.
Kendall; associate justice of tile su?
preme court, Thomas J. Brown.
Congressman Bailey and Congress?
man Henry are working hnrd in keep
the convention from announcing in fa?
vor of holding the. conquered territory.
A majority of the delegates favor ex?
H?BSON IN ATLANTA.
Hero of tin- Mei-rimac Warmly Greeted
in the Gate City.
ATLANTA, OA., August 2.?Rich?
mond Pierson llobson has had at bast
two warm receptions in his life. One
was under the belching fires of Morro:
the other was-in the midst of Atlanta's
hospitality today. He of Merrimac
fame was the toast of the whole town.
Fro mthetime he arrived this morning
until he departed tonight, he received
one continuous ovation from young
and old, big and little, patrician and
The reception at the governor's man?
sion on Peachtree street tonight to the
young lieutenant was one of the most
remarkable demonstrations ever wit?
nessed in Atlanta.
Fully 2.000 people called to see Hob
son and his mother. Everybody was
invited and it seemed as if everybody
went. The lieutenant was so complete?
ly exhausted shaking so many hands
and speaking a word of appreciation k>
so many people that he was forced p">
retire to a room and snatch a few mo?
ments rest before the reception was
over. No more enthusiastic welcome or
greeting has* ever been extended I" any
former visitor to the Gale City.
How in Keep Cool.
Visit our Soda Fountain frequently,
where you get the nicest iced' drinks
Plenty of chairs and tables assigned
for the comfort of our lady customers.
Swiss Frappe is delicious* and our
Orange Phosphates cannot be improved
on. FRED F. ALLEN & CO
The latest patriotic cuff button Is a
miniature shell with a spherical, can?
non ball as the other link,.
Spain's Inevitable "Mariana"
Again in Evidence.
AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT
No Slftim Tlmt Iii? AtlmtiilxtrHtlou Is Weak
i-lilug in Any ICt-ttiit'ct. The Situa?
tion in Hit- rlilll|>|>iuvHCnti?eK I 1.
t-iiKliM'ss. l-'irt-proof Woodwork
11 iy Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2.?Although
Ulis was tilt- thinl .lay since the Pres?
ident delivered to M. Canibun the terms
ottered by the United States to Spain as
as a basis nl' peace, no answer came
from Madrid, and in filet was scarcely
The press reports of the long cabinet
meetings held in the Spanish capital
yesterday, indicated that lb.- Spanish
cabinet was unprepared at 'least to ac?
cept the terms offered at once. and
without appearing lo attempt to secure
some modification in the interest of
Spain. It Is felt that such a course Is
forced upon the Sagasta ministry
by the existing colidilous in Madrid.
Nevertheless it is not to be seen that
the President cherishes a slight inten?
tion of consenting to any essential .
modification of the conditions, and the
slight delay that has occurred in mak?
ing an answer is not believed to be dis?
couraging nor m be taken as a sign of 1
tbt. purpose of the Spanish cabinet ul?
timately to refuse the proposition.
When the doors of the slate department
closed this afternoon it was realized
that, owing to the ditlerence of time
between Washington and Madrid,
there was little chance of receiving the
expected answer before tomorrow, and
indeed should it come tonight the
French ambassador would not be able
to deliver it, because the time required
for its translation would make the hour
too late, and the announcement could
not be made until tomorrow.
The following is the official statement
given out by authority- of the President
at the Slate Department, as to the
terms of peace offered by the United
"In order lo remove any misappre?
hension in regard lo the negotiations
of peace between the United Stales
anil Spain, il is deemed proper to say
that the terms offered by the United
States to Spain in lie- note handed to
the French aiil'.y.'.ssador on Saturday
last are in substance ?s follows:
"The President does not nt.V put for?
ward any claim for pecuniary iiidaTiiUvU
ty, but requires the reliixiulslunent of
all claim of sovereignty over or title
to ihe island of Cuba as well as Hie
immediate evacuation by Spain of the
island, the cession to the United States
and the immediate evacuation of
Porto ltico and other islands under
Sitanlsh'HOVerelgntyila the West Indies,
and the like cSssion of an island iii the
La drones. The United States will oc?
cupy and bold the city, bay and harbor
of Manila pending the conclusion of a
treaty of peace which shall determine
tin- control, disposition and government
of the Philippines. If the terms are ac?
cepted by Spain in the entirety, it is
stated that commissioners will be nam?
ed by tin- United States t.infer with
commissioners on the part of Spain for
lie- purpose of concluding a treaty of
peace onthe above terms indicated."
The officials here make no conceal?
ment of their apprehension of serious
trouble' to follow the execution of our
program in regard to the Philippines.
The reports of the military and naval
commanders of late have contained
warnings of expected conflicts with the
insurgents, and no surprise will be fell
at the receipt of news of an outbreak
at any moment. The United Stales
government feels that it has assumed
3l moral obligation towards not only the
foreign residents at Manila. but to?
wards the unprotected classes of the
Spanish community, women, children,
nuns and priests. Therefore, when in?
timation came that the insurgents were
threatening the lives of some helpless
monks orders were sent to the Ameri?
can military commander to act in the
interest of civilization and humanity.
As according lo reports, the insurgents
have shown particular hostility to?
wards tlit- monks, it is a reasonable ex?
pectation before long a combat w ill
have occurred between themselves and
the American troops, if the latter un?
dertake to interfere.
Some reports which have been receiv?
ed from Porto Rico, but for politic
reasons cannot be made public, have
given satisfaction to Hie officials of the
War Department, since they go to show
thai the resistance which can be made
by the Spanish troops will be very lit?
tle, ami it is even possible that General
Miles will achieve an almost bloodless
victory. In fact it has been suggested
with some plausibility that the Madrid
government, realizing the dependency
of peace and the lack of loyalty to?
wards the monarchy of the mass of
the Porto Rieans. has allowed the
Spanish garrison of the island to un?
derstand that they- are not expected
to sacrifice their lives in useless resis?
tance, so that all that is to be ex?
pected is to be a rather formal opposi?
tion to the progress of General Miles'
march across the island. General
Shafter's health reports today state
tha! he is now caring for over (i.OOO
sick peopie including Spanish soldiers,
many of whom are found to be very
ill. The task is a formidable one and
the attempt to care for all hands prob?
ably explains in a measure the lack of
adequate preparation of transports em?
ployed in bringing home some of the
wounded and sick. The conditions on
these boats were found to be so shocking
as to demand an official Investigation
which was begun today. and some
courtmartials may he looked for in
high places unless it can be shown
clear!" that the lack of preparations
Major General Young called at the
War Department today fresh from the
front, where his'health broke flown.
As f.. the liners St.. Paul and St.
Louis, the Navy Department has not
reached a decision. I hough in view of
the President's desire lo curtail war
expenditures, wherever possible it is ex?
pected that they too will be surrendered
by i in- Navy Department in the course
of a few days. In this case four of
the n.ivnl captains would be left with?
out commands, namely, Sigsbee. of the
St. Paul. Wise, of the Yale. Goodrich, of
the St. I.ottis and Cotton, of the Har?
vard, for even if the vessels were used
as army transports, the law would not
permit naval officers to command them.
Fireproof wood is again in full favor
in the Navy Department. Secretary
Long having' today issued orders for
its use for the decks of battleships and
monitors, the only place from which it
had been excluded by procedirig orders
on account of some commander's re?
ports of dampness. The secretary has
decided ihat the battle of July 3 has
removed any doubt as to the importance
of protecting warships from fire by the
?best means within reach. So he will
appoint a board to consist of a line offi?
cer, a naval constructor and a chem?
ist to examine reports coming from, of
Heers commanding ships fitted with
fire proof wood, especially those present
hi the hot tie where the Spanish ships
were burned, and has instructed the
const ruction bureau to gather all the
information possible of this kind for
submission to the board.
Secretary Long stated this afternoon
that no change had been made in the
orders of Watson's squadron, so that
if the Brooklyn is to bo attached there
the fact is not known at the depart?
ment. Ii is much more likely that the
Brooklyn is coining north, as it was re?
ported to the department a long time
ago that she was the first vessel of
ihe squadron to need overhauling and
Xc > EXTRA SESSION.
House Will Not Convene 1'ntil Next
WASHINGTON. August 2.?There
will be no extra session of Congress,
th .ugh the Senate will have to be called
together lor prompt ratification for the
treaty of peace if the present plans
prevail. It is stated at the White
House that unless there should he a one
extraordinary development the House
will not meet until it convenes In regu?
lar session next I).?.einher. This state?
ment, made on the authority of the
President himst-lf, In answer to person?
al inquiries as in contradiction among
public men that .'.ingress will soon
meet lo draft legislation to meet the
demands that will follow the close of
the war as well as give froinal assent
on the part of the Senate to the treaty.
The military occupation of the territo?
rial accessions of this government will
in no wise further legislation expressly
authorizing the continuation of a large
military r..rce according to the view of
the Pr.-sidont. Persons who conferred
with the President today positively as?
sort that there is no necessity for spe?
cial legislation to authorize the keep?
ing together the great army of volun?
teers. The President, it is understood,
lakes the ground thai the requirement
in the volunteer act for disbandment
of volunteers on the termination of the
war does not contemplate disbandment
I until the emergencies that are incident
to Ibis war are over and iloes not pre
I vein the maintenance of a large body
of troops in our accessions until order
is restored. A well known public man
who was in conference with the Presi?
dent today suggested that the necessa?
ry military occupation of our conquer?
ed territory would Involve maintenance
for two years of an army of about 100.
SITUATION AT CAVITE.
Indications of a Clash Between General
Merritt and Agulnaldo.
NEW, YORK, August 2.?A cable?
gram to the Journal from Oavite. July
30, via Hong Kong, reports that the
eWreSIinniVeV,*- '.V.IK spent two days in
the interior interviewing ""iTiSUrgent
leaders. As a result the correspond.'.'.cr
has discovered evidences of jealousy
of*the American invasion, but no act?
ual anti-American feeling. The dis?
"Agulnaldo Is respectful toward Ad?
miral Dewey, General .Merritt and Con?
sul Wildman and will go any length to
retain Consul Wildman's good opinion,
but h<> holds back from giving energet?
ic help lo the United Stales forces.
"He will give only a negative sort of
assistance until be knows the exact
form which ihe policy will take.
"lie is disturbed by Ihe telegraphic
reports which abandon the islands to
Spain. There are some Indications of
a clash between General Merritt and
(By Telegraph.) !
WASHINGTON, August 2?The cab?
inet session today, which had promised '
to he important in view of the pending
peace propositions, proved to be une?
ventful. It occupied an hour and ten
minutes, but most of the time was de?
voted lo a statement, subsequently giv?
en to ihe press, brieily summarizing the
terms ..f peace. Aside from the discus?
sion of this .statement which was care?
fully drawn and scrutinized, line by
line, by the members of the cabinet
with unusual precaution, for diplomat?
ic reasons. I he- meeting was devoted
largely to talking over minor war de?
tails. The informal exchange of views
of individual merrihers during the m-et.
ing indicated a strong belief in peace,
though no word of any kind had yet
com.- from the Spanish government.
TU E CUBANS GRATEFUL.
NEW YORK. August 2.?President
T. Estrada Palma, of the Cuban junta,
when questioned today about the es?
trangement between Garcia and Gen?
eral Shafter, said:
"There is no danger thai the Cubans
will permit a slight misunderstanding
..f .me of their countrymen?even of a
general?with an American to effect the
successful issue of Ihe campaign. I
know that General Garcia, as well as
all Hi.- Cubans, has too deep a sense of
gratitude toward the United States to
harbor slight or fanciful wrongs
against the benefactors."
WASHINGTON. August 2.?The Wrar
Department has posted the following
telegram from General Shafier, dated
Santiago de Cuba. August I:
"All political prisoners have been Ira
mediately released as we reached them.
Have not heard from Guantanamo, but
General Ewers went there three days
ago p. receive the surrender of arms
anil political prisoners. They were un?
doubtedly released on his arrival."
FOURTH MANILA EXPEDITION.
SAN FRANCISCO. August 2.?The
"The steam.-r Doric, which arrived
late last night, brought news of the ar?
rival at Honolulu of the fourth Manila
expedition. The Doric left Honolulu
last Monday. The transports arrived
there the day before with all on board
well and on Monday the boys in blue
wen- ashore and were given a royal re?
ception and a grand feast.
"The fourth expedition left here July
15 and reached Honolulu without mis?
hap 1.1 either of ihe vessels. Great
preparations nr.- being made at the is?
land for a grand celebration on the ar?
rival of the annexation commissioners
anil the raising of the Stars and
ORDERED TO A SHIP.
WASHINGTON. August 2.?Lieuten?
ant Commander 10. D. Tausslg has been
detached from the Norfolk navy yard
and ordered to command the gunboat
Bennington. which is under orders to
proceed to the Hawaiian Islands, re?
lieving Lieutenant Commander J. F.
Moser, w ho is ordered to command the
1-The new lot of fever preventive wa?
ter filters have arrived at Adams'
Adams' Racket Store. Jull-l-tf
DGES SPAIN ACCEPT?
Late Madrid Extras Say
HOSTILITIES TO CEASE
Only Detulin In Keferenctf toTrruu Ne
ecHHury t<? llrliiK About Ttiii* Htsnult.
l'tiacu Delegation to Be
I'tioKvu it Once.
NEW YORK. July 2.?A special cable
to the Evening Journal from Madrid,
published in a late extra edition of
that paper, says:
"Spain accepts the principal condi?
tions of peace set forth by the Ameri?
can government, ai
tails are no.-,led t.
to cease at once.
"A peace delegation will be chosen at
one.' to confer with the representa?
tives ..r th.- United States.
"The pea.-e conditions set forth by
President McKinley were discussed at
length today by Minister Sagasta, and
at the conclusion it was given out offi?
cially that the terms of the United
States would be accepted. There are
one or two amendments Iti the propo?
sitions of the United States that Spain
will ask to b>- made, and It this Is done
peace will be declared at once."
LONDON, Aug. 3.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Dally Mall says:
' The government has accepted the
principal of the American, conditions,
but the acceptance will not be made
public until inquiries to Washington on
matters of detail have been settled,
thus rounding off the preliminary ba?
LONDON, Aug. 3.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Daily News says:
"The government"s reply to the
American peace terms left here Mon?
day evening. The government believes
tha. the nature of the negotiations re?
quires the greatest secrecy, and that
their success will depend upon the ob?
servance of the most absolute reserve
here. Official silence, therefore, is com?
LONDON. Aug. 3.?The Gibraltar
correspondent of the Daily News, tele?
graphing Monday night, says:
"The censorship is dally becoming
more severe, and little is known be?
yond the fact tnat peace Is assured. It
is understood that the note from Ameri?
ca asks only a part of the Philippines,
and that. Senor Sagasta having replied
that the terms will be accepted, hos?
tilities are consequently suspended.
'"A commission will be appointed to
determine the basis of peace. The
cnief difficulty, it is asserted in official
?circles, Is as to the date and manner of
the eVacuat.on of the Spanish posses?
sions. " """ ,-,?,. .!>?,-sO?.t~>- A.~
"There is 'ja.?ir' _JJi_U^-?n?JgnaclOV
dlsposul of the war material' In Cuua.
Senor Sagasta, if he has a chance. Will
probably represent a restitution of the
material as a diplomatic victory. It has
just been asserted here that the premier
has succeeded in obtaining slightly im?
proved terms. The treaty will not be
signed before September."
LONDON, Aug. 3.?The Rome corres?
pondent of the Daily Chronicle says:
'"Spain, it is asserted here, has ac?
cepted the American terms with unim?
portant reservations, and the peace
preliminaries will be signed before Sat?
GERMAN PRESS EXPLAINS.
Reason Given for the Attitude of War?
ships in tile Philippines.
BERLIN, Aug. 2.?The seml-ofticlal
North German Gazette this evening
publishes a statement on the subject
of German policy at Manila, based on
official reports, explaining that this was
done "with the view of correcting mis
representatives in foreign newspapers."
It says that for the purpose of af?
fording the German colony Immediate
shelter In case of need, some chartered
steamers were anchored near the Ger?
man warship Irene In the Pasig river,
under the protection of the armed
boats. The French and British colo?
nies, the statement continues, followed
Aguinaldo. according to the North
German Gazette, gave Rear Admiral
Dewey a written assurance that the
insurgents would act humanely, and at
Aguinaldo's request and with Admiral
Dewey's approval, the commander of
the Irene took four Spanish ladles and
six children from the province of Batan
under his protection and placed them
on board a chartered steamer, every
step being taken with a thoroughly
friendly understanding with Admiral
Dewey and Captain General Augustln.
The North German Gazette then
"The imperial consulate at Manila
has under Its protection not only Ger?
man residents, but subjects of Italy,
Austria, Switzerland, Holland and
Portugal, to all of whom protection of
the warships will be, if necessary, sim?
THE ARKANSAS DID NOT SAIL.
TAMPA. Fl.A.. Aug. 2.?Contrary to
expectation the transport Arkansas did
not sajl for Porto Rico today. General
Rodgers has all his heavy artillery on
board, but there is still some other
loading to be done.
The transports Sandmarco, Clinton
and Knickerbocker arrived at quaran?
tine this evening from Santiago. Eight
more are expected tomorrow. They
will come immediately to Port Tampa
as soon as their period of detention is
It was reported yesterday that Gene?
ral Copplnger had received osders to go
to Porto Rico, but today your corres?
pondent learns that instead of receiv?
ing such an order lie received a docu?
ment by wire from the Secretary of
War. stating that "he could go to Porto
Rico, if he wanted to."
The Fifth cavalry departed tonight
for Fernandina over the Plant Sysytem
ANOTHER LF-'TER FROM SCHLET
MA CON, OA., Aug. 2.?The folowlng
letter has been received from Commo?
dore W. S. Schley by Mr. A. W. Reese,
Flagship Brooklyn, Guantanamo, Cuba,
July 26, 1S?S:
My Dear Mr. Reese: I thank you for
your note of congratulation. I am
afraid I am being praised more than
I deserve for a simple act of duty to
which my whole training In life has
been directed. The victory was won by
all who v$re engaged, and the people's
thanks aire more due to them than to
me and IXfel I could not appropriate to
myself ^Vt^'jAight to be shared with
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