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J mSflSfBv C W v northwesterly winds. ' W. ''J:! jfuY.-NO. 312. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. jl J WHITE FLAG IS 0 P. Santiago Shows It and Wants to Surrender. HER OFFICIALS FLEE TO US. 3,000 Citizens Derlnrii Against Spanish Utile. Cm. Tor.il l,nl n ring of Trnc on Writ nMitnj liklngfor Three llnya' Ornre nml (nbli- nprrnlor to Notify Mntlrlri of antlno lrlrt 1 1 tirrnlpr XTrtir r.tlrnilril I" V. M. To.Ilny--Thf Civil (intfirnnr. Major nml Chief Judge With- In Our Mil" ''" Protection Little Food In thr "J n,Ml Tnny Arr Starving Sr.-irril pnnlh Soldiers Wnnt No More of Our "ml nf Fighting Thoiisnntli of Itftuzer" ro Viiilcr Our Vine They Hnvo Mm! Knoiijli ' tpnln nml Hnve Selected Ihr fiilmn Clenrrnl, Cnattllo, for the Next (inrnior "f Thrlr City Mcnnwblte We l'lnrr rdcgc tlunt '" 'he IJomhnrilnirnl. ftnn' la''!' P'ipairh to Tnr. Son. Siiuimi. -In' " -Santiago Is in good iib lakiii li"' fi miIhi ! iiro whipped nml iiRirliiiill)' admit it. They want to sur- lon.lor. Their Meet Is sunk In sight of thn InrlKii, tin1 ' '' 's surrounded by our army, mil" nrtillcry In looking down on them from every hill. Ilio ginger Is nil pine nut of them, nml thoy seek pence nt any price. Three ilnyn of grnce were pieniestcul.iy to let Spain make up her mini!, mill the time will expire nt 4 o'rloek on Saturday afternoon. All now rests wltlitheflovornmoiitnt Mnilriil. Snntlngo hat sent licrnppc.-il tothemotherrountry, an.lnwnitsa reply. At daybreak yesterday the ling of truep was still 'oen flying over the Spanish hMilqiiartei- in the city. Our soldier wfrenonilerniR why It wns still there, nhrna smaller white flag I" the hnmls of aman In uniform wns seen coming from tKfciti. A pin ty wiw sent from Oen. Mutter's headquarters to reeeive the Ifirtrol IhefUg. It wns fouml that he was i commissioner from Oen. Tornl, who has been in rommnml of the Spnnish forces in the city slnee flen. I.lnnres, their aitu.il Hinimnniler, wns wounded on July I. Tornl in ii fire-enter, ns Linares is. He Lid snnro never to givo u) until the Inst punish soldier wns dead, lml he hns 'wiiiil oinihiim to rmlieully i'1iuiik 111" dtitude within the past few ilnys. Tin' uiiiiU I'limmiHsioner imnouneeil tfttlinse who met him thnt he hnit nn im liortarit lommnnii'iitlnn to ileliver to the iiiniinmiiler of the American nrmy, coming ilirirt fniin (ien. Tornl, nml he desired to ! tiikfli to Oen. Shutter. Ordinarily such n messenger going thnm;li tlio lines would he hlimlfohleil. "ttr stt Km in wi strong, however, nml iiiirofleiwlve works so impressive, that it was derided to give the eommlssloner the free use of his eyes, so thut ho might see "II the preparations thnt have heen mnde t reiluee the eity. The siege guns anil mortor hatteries were pointed out to him, "nil he wn-. entertuined nil the way to 1 fail(iiarters with n iletniled explanation if tlif number of our forces, our guns, anil other mat ten thnt must have hcen l Interest to him. In met, he won very miirli impressed hy what he heard ami w, ArriTlnp nt Orn. Shatter's headquarters the communication from the Rpaulsh com mander wns delivered with lomi eere "i"ny. U wns quite long. Oen. Toral oslica that the time of the truce be fur llier eitended, as he wanted to communi cte with the Madrid Government con WnlnBtlie aurremler of the city. He also "tod that cable operators he aent to "P'rate the line between Santiago and KI"Kton. He promised on his word of '"nor us a soldier that the operators ould not he usked to transmit any mut ter except that hearing on the surrender, nd that he would rettirn them safe to El cey wne u ,lnul rpp,v wng receiVC(1 'roni Mn.lrnl. TIiIm roijupHt for operators mnde necessary hy tho fact that the " who hnd been operating the Hnntlago fM were British subjects, and they had "left tho city under the protection of " British Consul when the Americans CTvenotK'o. that the city would be bom '"Tdcil unless It surrendered. T'e commissioner said thut Oen. Toral nted to consult with the authorities in -Madrid, for the reason that ho bad been Unb, ' communicate with Captain Mra Id,,,, Hnvan... "win lltmlly nrrnnged that the truce, w,'icl, expir,.,! nt A o'clock yesterday, 'iouUi , pxtendr,, mt the same hour "" "Milnlsy Jli rijuiiiiissloiior wus escorted back I ro"Kli 'iiM.il,,.,- ,mrt of the ramp which I tilled it I, bristling B,. The Ilrit- '" ' Co'""11 li'ivlng given his consent to "lS"-or '"turning lo tlie city, mes 1 "rs w ere sent to El tttitf lolesrn U tho men would go. They expressed their willingness, nnd were esoorted to tho walls of the city, where they wero met by a Spanish escort nnd taken to the ofllco of the cablo company, where they began work at nbout 4 o'clock yesterday after noon. Nothing hnd been heard from Madrid up to tho tlmo The Bum's despntch boat left Blboney for Jamaica to file this despntch. A reply is not expected until lntc to-morrow or Saturday, Tho action of Oen. Tornl in seeking authority to surrender the city Is no sur prise to tho Americans. The stories told by prisoners raptured since tho two days' fight nil Indicate thnt tho city is ready to capitulnte. Ofllcors of the Hpniilsh war ships who worn mnde prisoners snld they believed thnt it was only n question of a few days when the Bpantnrds would hnvo toglvo in. It is believed thnt tho driving out of tho fleet from the harbor wns tho beginning of the end, but to enp tho climax, the en tiro elvll government escnped from tho city nnd fled for protection to tho Amer ican nrmy nt El Cnney. Among the refu gees were Civil Governor Ilos, Mnyor Por rnse nnd tho President of the Upper Court of Justice. Theso officials hnd, of course, been forbidden to leave the eity, hut while protesting their love for Hpain they took tho first opportunity to flee. They walked over the mountains in company with other refugees, nnd made known their identity nt El Cnney, where they surren dered. They were treated with muchcon slderntlon. TKiinmi.r strrATiox in siMTiAoo. When questioned they told stories of tho (1 read fill effects of the siege nnd of tho Rpnnish losses, which they placed nt larger llgures thnn given in tho estimates to The Sti.v. They deelnred thnt many of the poorer classes in the city were on tho verge of stnrvntion. Food wns very scarce. Only riee nnd black bread were obtuinablc. The food was all held by the nrmy, nnd wns given out in the smnllest quantities by military oflicers. The people wero al most ready to surrender liefore the fight, nnd lifter It they were anxious to capitu lnte. They, tho refugees, had favored sur rendering, but hnd been denounced hy Gen. Toral, but they continued to argue with him. The Archbishop of Santiago, the highest ecclesiastical authority in the inland, wns in favor of surrender, and he, too, hnd argued with Gen. Toral, who, however, maintained his stubborn atti tude. The officials said that the Spanish soldiers were nil scared by the Americans, who fought ulwnys going forward, no matter how hot theflro was against them. The Spanlnrds wanted no more lighting of this kind. Their courage was gone, and they probably would not stand another battle. The official refugees snld that the cir cumstances were such that Gen. Toral could not possibly hold out long. Their information prepared our officers for the coming of Gen. Toral's commissioner to day. When questioned as to the probability of Bpuin not consenting to the surrender of the city, they said that public opinion was overwhelmingly in favor of surren dering. This was also the feeling in the army, and no matter what Spain said, tho pressure wns too great on Gen, Toral for him to hold out. This opinion of the ofliciuls Is supported by the foreign representatives, who, of course, cannot be quoted. WK OIT BEADT TO HIIUT, AM, THE SAME. After the Commissioner had returned lo Santiago the Americans succeeded in placing more of their siege guns nnd mortars in position for business, should Spain seo lit to answer Oen. Toral's ap plication unfavorably. There will be no lighting until then, any wuy. MORE TACTS ABOUT THE EXODUS. The exodus of refugees from the city continues. All the paclflcos who can get away are rushing out nnd coming Into our lines for protection. The country for miles around is dotted with the enmps of people who hnvo escaped from Santiago. In El Caney alone there are 8,000 ref ugees. They hnvo little clothing and no food. Tho Eed Cross Society Is working among them. Miss Warn Barton visited them to-dny. Five thousand other refugees are head ing for Blboney, their routo being thirteen miles along through the brush ami cactus, through which thoy aro wearily plodding barefooted. They heard that thero was food ot Blboney, but in this they ore mis- tnken, as there la hardly enough thero for the soldiers. Many rofugees began arriv ing at Slbonoy to-dny. A lnrge number of them aro women nnd children. The sick wero carried on Utters. The conditions of tho roads, so called, is awful. It is re ported that many of the refugees havo already succumbed to the hent and tho hardship of their Journey, and are lying half dead by tho roadside. Tho refugees express themselves as sat isfied with the turn affairs hare taken. They are already preparing for Gorem meut after tho surrender of the city. An ovation was given by them last night to Gen. Demetrio Castillo, tho insurgent leader, at Oubitas. A rote w takon, and ho was selected for Governor of EanUtffo. A cummitUo-eWcrawd flea. .i.nTiTMaaMMaBMM Garcia of tho result of tho vote, who re ported it to Gen. Bhnftor. The latter noti fied Washington of the matter. This morning Gen. Shatter received a cable despatch from Wnshlngton asking if it was truo thnt tho Cubnns hnd taken fifty Spanish prisoners and killed them. Gon. Shatter snld thnt tho statement was erroneous. TOE EXEttY CANNOT rLAXK VS. The position of our nrmy is now the same as wns described in tho Inst de spatches to The 8un, with tho exception thnt Gon Dufllcld hns the left of tho lino in a much stronger position thnn that formerly occupied by him. This makes impossible a flunk movement on tho pnrt of the enemy, and completes the nbsoluto shutting in as well ns tho shutting out of any reinforcements. In spite of all stories io the contrary, Oen. Pnndo is not in tho city. Ho is nt Munxunillo with his entire force. The Sun hns snld and snld truly thnt tho only reinforcements thnt hnvo arrived sinco tho American army landed wero two bodies of 1,000 men each who went In be fore tho city wns surrounded. Tho only chnncc tho Spaniards now have to get in or out is along tho coast, and tho fleet is watching as closoly as the urmy to pre vent soldiers entering or leaving tho city. Tho health of the soldiers is good, gen erally spcnklng, but thero is consldornblo malarial fever among them, resulting from the rains and from sleeping on tho ground. When Bantingo is tnken they will not be permitted to enter tho city In forco. This will ininlmlzo the dnngcr ot their taking yellow fever, which prevnlls in tho town. The wounded in the hospitnl are doing well. There were no deaths to-day. Tho Spanish wounded aro being brought In nnd cared for beside our own sick and wounded men. The wounded Americans will be shipped to New York as soon ns possible. The transport City of Washing ton will leave to-morrow with 100 men. The news of the treatment accorded to the Spanish woundod and prisoners reached tho Spanish lines through the prisoners who wore exchanged for Lieut. Hobson nnd hlo men, and an hour after ward deserters began coming into our lines, and this was kept up nil day. The number who have thus come in is not ex actly known, but is large. Tho deserters say thnt the people havo given up hope now of hearing from Admiral Camara and his fleet, aud believe that if he oamo here ho -would suffer the same fate that befell Admiral Cervera. They look on the Ameri can fleet as invincible. In cose of bombardment the fleet will participate, shooting over the hills at the city itself. It is said that this can bo done without any danger to the American land forces. There wns a reception last night in honor of Hobson and his men on the flng ship New York. They had an ovation, nnd the racket was kept up nil night. Lieut. Hobson was kept busy telling his experiences and receivingcongratulntions. To-day he wns made a member of the board to examine the sunken Spanish ves sels. rrTEcw-ENEs? or ocu ouNNEnr. The Infanta Slaria Teresa was examined by the board. Sho gave evidence, of the wonderful effectiveness of American gun nery. Over one hundred of our shells had gone into her, nnd some small shells had pierced the thickest part of her armor, which wns cracked fore und aft. Tho lire aboard of her destroyed nil her woodwork nnd left only the iron frame. The vessel is full of dead Spaniards and is surrounded by sharks, while hundreds of buzzards hover over her. The only things on the ship thnt were not destroyed or irretrlevnbly dam aged are the guns. Their breech blocks are gone, but they are otherwise all right. Some of them ure still loaded, showing that their gunners had deserted them. Plenty of ammunition wan found nnd also quantities of supplies of various sorts. All were spoiled, however. Detailed reports will be mnde on the gunnery und the effect ot our shells on tho Spanish armor. It is the Keneral opinion thnt the armor is nothing like us good ns ours, because It was penetrated by smnll shells. The. other wrecks will also bo examined. The fleet has nothing else to do until the word comes that the city has surrendered or thut tho bombardment is nbout, to begin. BI'AI.V WATBHS. She li Undecided Whether In Tell Toral to Yield or Vlelit. Special Cubit Dnpatch to Tux Bus. Maiiiiiu, July 8. Thero nro signs thnt the Government is undecided whether to instruct Gen, Tornl to yield or resist. It is reliably asserted that the King and Queen Regent will not go toSan Sebastian, as has been their custom every Sunday, but will remain In Madrid. Owing to the gravity of the, situation Gen. Oumpos bus ubnndoned his proposed visit to Buntnnder, and Gen. Polavieja has been requested to shorten his sojourn at La Bourbule. Gen. Oorreu, Minister of War, hns re ceived the following despatch from Gen. Toral, commanding at Santiago: "The enemy returned our wounded on Tuesday. Yestcday (Thursday) I ex- ohnnged tho Morrimnc prisoners for Lieut. Arias nnd soven soldiers. " Tho ceremony over, Gen. Bhnfter sent a letter describing tho completo destruc tion of our squndron, nnd reiterating his demand for the surrender of tho city, grnntlng until middny Bnturdny for com pliance, when, if tho town was not sur rendered, ho would bombard it by land and sea. " I communicated with Captain-General Blanco and warned nil foreigners, who aro now almost the sole inhnbltnnts. I shall defend the placo to tho Inst extremity. " It is necessary to remember thnt wo aro short of provisions, and that tho troops hnvo endured three years' cam paigning. Thoy hnvo been fed for n month past with only rice, snlt, coffco and sugnr." wmn Jinronrs mojit saktiaoo. Specimen! of the Ken That Renchei Ma drid from the Ilelenguered City. Sptciat Cabtt Dnpatch lo Tni Btro. Madiud, July 8. Tho CorrMpomlmcfa de J?pnfta publishes n telegram saying that tho Spanish troops hnvo mudo a successful sortie from Bantingo, brenking the Amer ican lines nnd killing flf ty-cight American oflicers, including five Generals. Sefior Giron, Minister of tho Colonies, says thnt the Government is not informed thnt nny sortio hns been mnde. Beflor Giron ndds that tho Governor of Porto Rico has complnlncd thnt ho is unable to get nny news from Cuba. Beflor Aunon, Minister of Marine, said wltli rcgnrd to tho rumored sortie from Santiago: " I believe thnt a sortio is possi ble, but I know nothing of such nn occur rence. Tho Ministry has received no nows." It is believed now thnt reinforcements hnvo arrived nt Bnntingo nnd thnt tho Spnnlsh nrmy will be nblo to pierce tho lines of the besieging Americans and take, up fresh ground if tho city should becomo untenable. It is officially announced that the cable to Santiago has been cut. Later informa tion is to the effect that cablo communica tion hns been restored. EXPECTS SANTIAGO TO SVIUtrSDEIt. The l'reMdent lint Itenson to If ope Thnt the City Will Cnpltulate by Jfoon To-Day. Wasuinoton, July 8. Tho President nud the Cabinet havo stroiiB hopes that beforo noon to morrow the city of Santiago will bo surrendered to tho American forces. Bevoral despatches, from Gon, Shatter ham shown thnt Gen. Toral. tho commander ot tho Bnanlxh forces iu nnd about Santl&Ko. is willing to surrender, but will not do bo at this tlmo with out tho consent of tho Madrid Government. Ho Is in telccrnphic communication with Madrid on tho subject, nud oven went so fnr as to ask Gen. Shaffer for telegraph operators within tho Amorican lines to expedlto tho correspondence. Some ot tho military authorities profess confl denoo to-night that Oen. Toral will not mako another stand. His soldiers aro nearly starr ing, tho city is in a paula and ammunition is Bcarce. 8lguiflcnnco is attached to a despatch re ceived nt tho War Department this morning from Major-Gen. Shatter, in which tho Govern ment was Informed that cablo operators havo been sent for by tho Spanish General Toral for the purpose of communicating with his Government in regard to conditions ot surren der. Hero Is tho despatch : "CAMr Neaii Bantiaiio, July 7. Perfect qulot to-day. At request of Spanish General em ployes ot English Cablo Company wero sent in to htm to telegraph his Government us to surrendering. Men are Id good spirits, and aro making themselvos rooro secure every hour. Wounds aro much loss dangerous than similar ones made ot calibre .45. Among tho large number of wounded thero are few umputatlous. Perhaps ten will cover It. General health ot tliu command Is good. Ono hundred and fifty cuscs of fever, which runs Its courso In fouror ftn da) s, but is not serious. lam feolluguiuch better. Khakteb, Mujor-Generul." This and other circumstances which have coino to the knowledge of Gen. Shatter, and. In turn, to tho Government officials In Washing ton, uie responsible for tho hope thut the cum pulgu In Southeast Cuba may be closod without much moro bloodshed. IleKrta from many sources show that tho Spanish garrison in San tiago is lory jioorly pro Ided with food The sullors on Cenora's fleot wero in a half sUrved condition when they emerged from tho harbor in their desperuto at tempt to (Mcapo, nnd Information ot a similar character regarding tho troops that man the land defences In the city have been brought to Gen. Bhuftcr by arlous splos, and mom lately hy Llout. Hobson, sinco his ex chango was "accomplished. Under thoso cir cumstances tho Administration was not sur prised lo lumr from Gen. Shatter this morning that Gon. Torul had tnkon steps to ooimnunl-t-iito with his Government in icgurd to negotia tions for surrondur. It was said after tho Cabinet meeting to-day that the President and his advisers worn ery well satisfied with tho situation In Bantingo, so far as tho preparations for liombnril ment and tho prospects of surrender worn concerned, Tho announcement wns made by members present that no Information was be fore the meeting showing that Gen. Shatter would ronow his assault on tho ennmy's works ntthn expiration of the porloil of trueo at 4 1', M. to-morrow If no surrender Is forthcoming. From information obtained to-night It np pears likely that tho tleet under Admiral Sampson will shell the city, und In co operation with somo of Shatter's troops, marines and bluejackets from tho ships will attempt to take Morro Castle. Gcu. Shutter's forces will undoubtedly bo drawn Into nn cngngtuncnt If tho ships begin to bom bard, but from nil that can bo learned tho navy Is to hao the major part In tho ronowed at tempt to take the city. Admiral Sampson has been anxious to attempt to forco an eutranoo into tho Inner buy, and while It cannot bo stated pos itively that he will do so, thero is orldence that the attempt will bn oolucldunl with tho assault on the Morro. The plan of campaign agreed on by Sampson und Shatter at tho oonforence ordered by President MeKlnloy has been com municated to tho Government and seem ingly has boen approved. Tho knowledgo that Shatter's troops will hardly attempt to take tho city before the arrival ot larger reinforcements Indicates that tho navy w ill undertake to do most of the work if opera tions are resumed to-morrow. Tho bUrguns on ths American battleships have a range sufll dent to throw shells Into the oity, and the light Held mortar batteries which I Uuiftar took with him will be U to do much effective work from tho present advanced lino of tho Amorican land forces. Theso mortars hno a rango of only two miles, but Shaftor Is within loss than that dlstanco of Santiago. Bo accurately can theso squatty Blioll-throwers bo nimod that thoy aro good for placing four out ot ovory flvo projectiles In a siiaco 10 by 27 f cot at tho maximum rango. Bhnftor's. men are thoroughly recuperated from their hard work of last week, according to a statement rnndo by Secretary Alger to day, aud Admiral Sampson and his oflicers and men aro anxious to tako an actlvo part in compelling Santiago to sur render. Gen. Shatter and Admiral BampRon havo undoubtedly reached n perfect under standing! as to tho co-oporatlon of tho land and naval forces, nnd tho military nnd naval ad ministrations are happy iu tho prospect that their planB will bo successfully carried out. It Is woll understood In Washington that Gen. Bbattor would bo glad to resume his active campaign against Santiago as soon as possible for ho naturally doslros to carry out tho pro joct which ho has entered upon. It is quito natural that ho should wish to do this beforo Gen. Miles reaches Cuba, whlthor ho started lost night. As soon on Gen. Miles ar rives in Bantingo province ho will, of course, take actlvo general chargo ot tho campaign In his capacity as Commanding Gonoral of tho nrmy. The Administration evidently wishes to have it distinctly under stood that thoro is no criticism of Gen. Shaftor in Bonding Gen. Mllos to Cuba, but tho Govern ment has unquestionably boon worried by tho difficulty of tho situation around Santiago and by tho fact that Oen. Shaftor was Buffering from illness. If tho attack on Santiago begins to morrow thero will unquestionably bo tho actlvo cooperation ot tho floot under Admiral Sampson, and tho task ot reducing tho forts and other fortifications at ths mouth ot tho harbor will bo carried on In a dotormlned way. It has boon learned thnt Gon. Shatter has with him on tho heights overlooking Santiago eight or ten ot his bost hoavy slego guns and that theso aro now ready to bo trained on the belcagurcd city. SInoe a largo number of tho reinforcements intended for Santlagoare either already on tholr way or just about to leave tho United States, tho Government recog nizes tho fact that thoy will nrrlvo In tlmo to bo ot assistance when needed, even if tho bom bardment woro begun to-morrow or Sunday. At any rato, tho matter Is loft to Admiral Samp son and Gon. Shatter to determine, and it Is understood that thoro will be no intcrferenco from tho Washington authorities, provided thero is no Irreconcilable difference of opinion between Sampson and Shatter as to tho method of conducting the joint attack on the city. TO BE ATTACKED 1JT ZAND ASD SEA, Bantingo Will lie Bombarded To-I)ny Unlets It Surrenders, Sayt Secretary Alger. WAsniNOTON, July 8. On leaving tho White House nt midnight Secretary Alger said that unless Santiago was surrendered by noon to morrow tho bombardment of tho town would begin. This, ho said, was tho programmo docided on by Gen. Shatter nnd Admiral Bamp son at their conference, no added that tho American rosltlon at Santiago was being strengthened every day. and with tho arrival of moro troops Gon. Shatter was Increasing his ability to tako tho city. Delay, ho said, bene jdlted Instead ot weakened tho Amorican forces. T'wivtury Alger docllnod to say whether tho attack to-morrow would bo confined to tho Meet alono, but it was learned previously from other sources that such was tho Intention. Admiral Bnmpson will shell tho city at tho expiration of tha truce 1 tho Spanish commander docs not surrender. If tho demoralizing effect ot this bombard ment does not causo the enemy to comply with Shutter's demand, nn attack on Morro Castlo by land aud 6ea will bo made, and Admiral Sampson will attempt to tako his ships Into tho harbor n project which. If successful, will com pel tho enemy to surrender. A landing force of marines aud bluejackets will participate In tho attack on the Morro. No change In tho situation has been reported by Gon. Bhnfter to-day. His last telegram represented an encouraging state of affairs. Ills troops are fully rosted aud In excellent spirits and anxious to renew fighting. a noT.u srAsisn rmrATEER. Snld to lie Lying In Walt for American Treasure Hhlpi from the Yukon. Seattle, July 8. The Amorican Consul at Victoria Is authority for the report thut a Spanish privateer Is off Queen Charlotte Island, l! O . ready to capture American treasure ships from the Yukon and the Klondike. Ho has noti fied the authorltlesat Washington. Ho obtained his Information from a const pilot1 who hud con tracted with Die commander of tho piratical craft to go up ou u tug and net us pilot. Several steamers aro expected hero from St. Mlcliuol, among them tho Itnanoke nnd llrigham, uli carrying treasure und minors from the Klon dike mines. Theso vessels ore due at any tlmo from July 12 to 18. It is anticipated thut from 11,000 to 6,000 miners wlllcomo out of tho mines within tho next sixty days, all having moro or less gold. Tho field is a rich and promising ono fur a bold piratical ship, but the story of such a craft being off the coast ot Queen Char lotte is retarded hero as rather sensational. Tho only Government vessels in north Paclllo waters nt present aro tho gunboat Wheeling nnd tho cutter Perry, tho former being at St. Michael, the latter In 1'nget Sound. Vancouveh. B. C, July 8. United States Con suls Smith at Victoria and Dudley nt Vancouver huvo been Investigating for three days the ru mors concerning the preseuco ot u Spanish privateer. One of tho rumors that reached them was that two foreigners had boon iu this city offer ing $ 100,000 each for two boats suitablo for cruising. Another minor is that nbout the snmotlmen pilot reeeUed nn offer ot $10,000 for n month's scrvieo on n privateer. Tho British wnrshlps Amphlou and Ienrus left the harbor this morning, soveral days be foro their sailing dates, and It Is conjectured (hat tho rumored presence of tho privateer may havo had something to do with their de parture, Washinoton, July 8 Tho report about the pri ntccr canio to the Stato Department to-dny from the Consul at Vancouver, nnd was Imme diately rnado known to tho naval authorities. Tho Government does not put nny faith la tho truth of tho yarn. tllZITAltT 3IEAHUIIES IS BPAUf, Getting Itendy to Supprett Any Internal Troublo Thnt May Arlte, ttjitcial Cable Pupaldi la Tn SUN. Mapmp, July H Extraordinary military measures are botng tnkon. Gon, Correa and his secretaries are working night and day in the War Office. Thn homa Infantry Is Increasing Its urtlllery service and augmenting its strength by two pieces to each battery. The cavalry It also being strengthened. Tho total strength ot tho peninsular armies Is expected to bo 220, 000 men by July ID. The railroads are making preparations to run war trains and lines of cars are standing ready at all garrison stations. All I of this preparation is supposed to be directed toward ths suppression ot Internal trouble if any should trlia. will lsAimt. ok nicntiSTt It It Said the Klng't Aunt Will Suiceed lo Crlitlnu't Onlre, Special Cable V.parrA h Tnr Pmc. London, July 0. Tho Dally Xem prints a letter from Madrid tleclnring thnt the In fnnta Isabel, ono of the mints of tho King, in actively humoring tho army. Sho hns visited the burrnckn and addressed tho oflicers nml men Inspirit Ingly. It is supposed thnt sho is preparing to assume tho regency. Quoen Regent Crlstinn's nssent thereto being given for tho reuson thnt tho In fanta, being u Spaniard, could bclte sign u treaty of penco tliun tho present Queen Begcnt, whose unpopularity rbe causo she is a foreigner continues. Infanta Isabel is very cncrgotlo, and she BeeniH to bo in touch with tho Spaniards, who value her cxporlcnco with tho Gov ernment. Gen. Campos is suspected of coquetting with tho army, but whether- for himself or Don Carlos Is not snld. Ho holds mUl tnry levees dully. Don Cntlos is expected on tho sceno immediately after pence is signed. CA3IAEA irO.VT 3IEET nEWET. He lint llecn Ordered Home There, Very Likely, He Will Meet Wntton. Special Cable DupaltS lo Tin Bos. Madhid, July 8. It Is reported that Boflor Aunon. Minister of Marino, has telegraphed to Admiral Camara directing him to return to Spain when It Is con von Ion t. It is believed that ho is already coming back through tho canal. Beflor Aunon. Minister of Marino, says that Admiral Camara's fleet is still in tho Buoz Canal. In answer to a question as to whether the ships woro returning, ho said: " Tho squadron has just entered the canal. Admiral Camara himself knows nothing ot his future movements." Another despatch says that Admiral Camara's squadron is anchored outside the throe-mtlo limit of tho canal awaiting tho arrlvnl of tho Pelayo, which is at Ismallia, midway in the canal. Tho Admiral has paid a visit to tho Governor of Suez and salutes havo been ex changed, Oajdo. July 8. Admiral Camara has notified tho Egyptian Government that his squadron has been ordered to return, and that therefore hisvessols will pass through tho canal again Immediately. Tho squadron will now bo al lowed to coal, as it Is going homo. Suez, July 8. Admiral Camara's squadron Is making preparations to return to Spain. Washington. July 8. Tho agents of the Gov ernment abroad sent word to-day that Camara's fleet had re-entered the Suez Canal nnd would return to Spain. A despatch reoolved this afternoon said that tho fleet had been ordered homo, nnd later advices woro that tho vessels had actually started. This action of tho Spanish Govommont, evi dently taken in tho hope that it will cause tho United States to alter the determination to send Commodore Wntson's squadron to tho coast of Spain, will not havo tho effect Intended. Watson will proceod to carry out his in structions, which are primarily to capture or destroy Camara's fleet. As the probabilities aro that Camara will seek refugo In somo strongly fortified Spanish harbor. Watson will probably be obliged to resort to tho original programmo of bombarding tho naval stations and coast towns of tho enemy. Tho threo de stroyers whiuh left Camara at Port Said and sturted back westward through the Mediter ranean aro reported off the Portuguese coast, presumably ou their way to ono of the Atlantic, ports of Spain. DEWES'B rZAXS. It It Snld He Will Walt Till flen. Merrttt Arrlvei liefore Striking Agnlu. Special Cable Deipalchel to Tut Bus. Oavite, July 4, via Hong Kong, July 8. Ad nihal Duwey bus issued au order forbidding any moro refugees going on board vessels in tho harbor. The heavy floods, which have already been mentioned in The Bun's despatches, are hin dering tho operations of tho Americans ashore. It Is understood that Admiral Dowey will await tho arrival of Gon. Merrltt beforo resuming op erations. The German warship Comoran has gone to Hollo. root) ron spanihu juveniles. MADnm, July 8. An official note has been issued saying that a majority ot the Philippine rebels are indignant thnt most of tho American troops who recently urrh ml ut Cavitd uro ne groes. The note adds thnt thoro wns sovore fight ing between theso negroes and Filipinos on July :i at Cuvltd and heavy fusillades werecx changed. Duke Almodovnr do Rio, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reeoivod a satisfactory telegram from the Philippines under date ot July 2, describing an engagement outside the walls of thn city In which the tnsurgonte wero repulsed with heavy loss. Tho full text of the telegram has not been mado publle, THE SEWAItlCDOLl'imr COLLISION. l.tmiU. Carroll nnd Dutton, Wntch Offlrert nt the Time, Ordered to Other f omioaudi. Wasiiinoton, July H. As u result of tho col lision, oft the north Cuban coast, between tho flugshlp Newurk and tho ofllciul yncht Dolphin, In which tho lutturwas badly ilamnged, Lieut. Royal Phelps Carroll und Lieut. Arthur Henry Dutton, watch otlleors nt tho time, have been detached und ordered to other com mands, Both these oflicers wero appointed from tho volunteer service, und neither had ovor been iu chargo of tho decks of regular sea going war vessels, Lieut. Carroll was tho first olllcer of tha volunteer Hervlco ordered to so lino a vessel as tho Newark, and the astlgnment at tho time wan made much against tho protest of a number ot young naval ofllcors nnxlous for sea ser vice nnd unprovided with billots. Llout Dutton had never served as watch o ni cer until sent to tho Dolphin, although a graduute nt tho Naval Academy nnd an experienced man In handling small oraft. Tho court ot Inquiry which Investigated ths accident Is understood to have found the New ark at fault, but the action ot the Navy Depart ment In relieving both Llnuts. Carroll and Dutton la believed to indicate that hereafter volunteers will not bo Intrusted with such Im portant duties as pertain to watch oilloers ot regular fighting warships. Worth Hoeing. SnsjMoa't new loia etto anil larsdtpoiltvtultj, IU WMt 41a si. ntu &it4way.-i41t. PEACE OVERTURES, i Made Through tho British Am- .;li kssadorat Madrid. 1; SPAIN SEEKS A SAFE WAY OUT I 1 W First, SIuj Wants to Know Just fk flint Peace Will CobI ,' 1 i Jl Wnntt Term She Can Accept Without Iro frR- dnclng n Itevoliitlon nt Ilome Terms jjj Tentntlt rly Ruggetted at Mudrld-Rngnita, ' wtl Hopes to Commit Spnln to Fence nnd fS Thenltetlgn tho Oovernraent to Military M Unndi,WlilcliWMl Sternly llcprrai Dltient f P Special Cable Dnpatchet to Toe Bos. 1 Ijondon. July 8. Spain's Informal overtures I for pcaco havo been mado through Blr Henry I Drummond-Wolff, the British Ambassador at I Madrid, Into whoso hands American Interests j in Spain woro Intrusted by United States Mln- J I istor Woodford just prior to his departure from s that country. Tho British Ambassador for- , i 9 warded tho unofficial noto to tho Foreign Office ' V 8 here, and tho British officials communicated it 2 I to Col. John Hay, tho American Ambassador to . I Great Britain. Official denials ore already 1 forthcoming from Washington and Madrid. . jE , Nevertheless, tho facts are as stated above, 9 t though tho dentals are technically correct. S i It Is qulto truo that Spain has not yet official- In t ly begged for peace, nor will sho do so until w sho learns whether tho available terms will be 'M v such a9 sho can accept without making a domes- & tic revolution inovitablo. (li Tho best information from Madrid indicates m that Prime Minister Bagosta will carry out tho E f. plan outlined several days ago in these de- m i spatches, namely, to Initiate pcaco nugotia- vt V tions and to carry thorn to a point n K where Spain will bo so far committed E : B that it will bo difficult for her tore- 8 I tract, and then he will resign tho Govern- if. ment Into military hands. Tho latter, by the ) aid ot martial law and high-handed measures 1 In dealing with any public objectors, and with- u L' out tho responsibility of initiation of tho peaeo B J policy, might bo able to carry tho country Ji through tho crisis without a civil war. fCf This programmo is. of course, liable to bo , tyj'j changed or abandoned, for nobody in Madrid , m knows what form tho perils of the dynnsty and : tffl the present regime may at any moment as- Jsj sumo. i i? On tho other hand, if Boflor Bagosta consld- 'tti era tho American terms unofficially suggested (!$' too onerous, ho will be able to go on with ths Mi' war nnd deny that peaco overtures were evsr JB3 J Tho reply of tho United States to Spain's In- n qulries has not yet reached Madrid so faros can ! be learned. W8 Certain diplomats In Madrid describe the fol- jrl I lowing as the terms which would be acceptable Mf to Spain: '9b ', Cuba to bo independent, but to pay to Bpaln 3 r an Indemnity for several years, Spain to keep v M F- a minor Cuban port until this Indemnity shall fj U havo been paid ; tho groat powers to bo author- P , ji Ized to send small detachments ot troops to m B certain Cuban ports; the Philippine Islands to 9 M bo independent, and the United States to oo- H&J cupy Porto Rico as seourity for the payment ot ISFi a war Indemnity, the nmount ot which shall bs WBllt negotiated, wmm These terms are so Ingenuous that tbey may aKjjj bo treated as merely a minimum of what Bpaln ' H E expects will be demanded of ber. H A despatch to the o'fandanf from Madrid say j that public opinion Is responding feebly to tha SB press campaign In favor ot prolonging the war. fK Tho agitation has greatly subsided in tha Wk ! provinces, chiefly because the newspapers wS crltlclso the conduct ot the navy as unt atistac- 'jS tory. thereby lessoning tho animus against tha m Government. i Tha war party, feeling that they aro losing jf ground, now suggest that Spain derive adran- m tage from the complications that are certain n to arise from an American bombardment and 1 1 seizure of Spanish territory iu Europe and 1 u Africa. ii Tho Spanish Govommont has mads direst mam Inquiries, through the proper obannels to Minima Washington, asking upon what terms tha OTil United States will conolude peooe, and sua- !i$3 getting an arm 1st loo during the negotiations. 'afiil Beflor Bagosta denies that any official action iSl'l of this nature has been taken, but there Is high Wrm authority for the statement that informal peaoa WtM negotiations aro now proceeding. fttH Regarding tho despatch from Ment. ColwelL fflfM United States naval attachd here, to the Navy $m Department at Washington, indicating that WiM Bpaln would spocdily seek to end tho war, it Is Wlm admitted at tho United States Embassy that such a despatch was sent, but surprise Is ex- !; pressed that it was not treated as a matter ot MU confidence. Tho authority for the substanoeot tjfl tho despatch is withheld. WM Maubid, July 8. Beflor Bngasta and Dnka ' Almodovar do Rio had n long interview with . Count Duubsky, the Austrian Ambassador, last ' :v evculng. Tho conference has orousod much fn comment -8 Tho Cabinet meeting which was held last n'-fl evening lasted moro than four hours. jS'tI Duko Almodovar do Rio Informs the news- W-m papers that he Is unablo to sar'nnythlng In re- fl'jS gard to tho rumors of penco negotiations. if-' An Imjiortant intervlow took placo this after- (Will noon between Duko Almodovar do Rio, Blr ST' fl Henry Drummond-Wolff, tho British Ambaa- Jul sudor, and Hcrr von Radowltz, tha German ifffl Ambassador. i-rH WAsnisiiTOK, July B, The Btato Department tfS'jfl received a despatch from a reliable and wtll- r&'-Ja informed agent ubroad this afternoon affirming ft'iM the information sent yesterday by Lieut Ool- h'S well, naval attache at London, that Bpaln was 'S'W likely to sue forpoace this wcok. Thedeipatoh ', Jfl received to-day U mnoh moro emphatlo than 9 Lieut Oolwell's in regard to peaoa overtures bjf I'll Spain. It was taken to the White IToum ai th ', 9 Cabinet was adjourning. , efl Chautauqua EseurtUn. 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