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Great Fight Coming if San
tiago Holds Out.
iiiiiiirds Preparing for a EIousc
lo House Fight
Thli ICni nil Fridny, Before Shnfter Ilml
I nrtli) r Prupnaala from I h Enemy Look
ing In -nr-ender Our Plan of Attack It
to ltiinilinril tho City with tlin licet And
I ami llatterlta No Infantry Attack
at I Ir.t I nlrs to Protect tlio II at
tfrli U Hie Town Doe Not Surrender
In S4 llotirr. the Fleet 'Will Knter the Hnr
lior at nj t nM-lMinif Think Thnt the
Il-inn Mineilm Obstructs the. Chnnnel
The "iinnlnrilii Ire Strengthening Their
I'uvlllon Tin- 7tt Making n Hond for
Hie lige Cutis Our Army It on Half
Itntlim mill There If fcoinn Mcknrm.
Sfena' table PrrpatcK to Tur 8cm.
UrnM.. Jul 8, vin Kingston, Jamaica,
Jul I' Tin re was plenty of hnrd work
mm,; tlit- front of our arm to-day, but it
wi work with intrenching implements
mulled w.th lilies. The truce will be in
fonc until noon t-niorruvv", nnd mean
while tin- iirni i engaged in finishing Its
liiii if works iiml mounting; cannon in
cuniiii in .!ig iOMtiotis. Gon. Shatter
nmde h -i iiiKMi.incp nlon;; tlie front to
dn) He h.i mi fur recovered from his ill
mi lh.it he vviih ible to ride along the
entire line inspecting; the intrenchments
tlial liem .anu.igo in, anil he was well
plea-ed with w lint he nnv.
The ( i.lintii uinler Gens. Garcia, Rubi,
ami Cevi'io now oicujiy n jKisition on the
extreme right of Lawton'i division, in
face of tlie Spanish dcfviircH on the north
east Mile of Snntingo. The most imior
tant work in nrojjress now in the building
of ro.ul- over whnh to Ret the
siege guns to the front, and there
will lie no lucres-live movement on the
partof tlio Ameneims until this work: is
I completed. Two regiments, the Seventy-
first New- ork and the Thirty-fourth
Miclug-in, in vi rng-if-i-d in this work to
dav, and t-ixticn :i and 2-10th inch
puis are now in position on the ridfre of
El Pozo, toward the left of our line. Tlio
dynamite pun, winch is handled by the
rough rulers, in at the centre of tho line,
nnd light mortars were placed on the
ridge, along the centre of our position to
day. Lieut -Col. Smith of the Seventy-first
New iork wild to-dny that opposite the
jHwition of the Second Infnntry, on the
lift wing, the enemy had placed tliree
pins with the idea of enfilading our
treiichec Our sharpshooters liave been
ordered not to answer volley tiring from
the enemy but to devote themselves to
picking off the men nt the Spanish guns.
The troops were, lined up to-day. On
the extreme left is Gen. Kent's brigade.
Bates's brigade is in the centro nnd Gen.
TVheeler's cavalry division, including
-oung's brigade, now under command of
Col. Wood of the rough riders, is on the
right, with Lnwton's division, composed
of Ludlow's, Chaffee's, and Myers's brig
ade. Col. Wood's brigade includes the
first and Tenth Infantry nnd Roosevelt's
rough riders.
Lost night a troop of Cubans entered tho
Spanish lines in the western part of San
tiago and drove out fifty head of cattle,
Including two cows presented to Gen.
6haf ter. These animals provided the first
fresh meat tho men have had in days.
It is learned from official sources that
the intention is that if Santiago is not
-urrendered by noon on Saturday the
fleet will begin to bombard the
city from Agtiadorcs simultaneously
with army butteries. There will
lo no infantry attack except for
tbc purposo of protecting the land batter
'. If the town does not surrender in
twenty-four hours the fleet will enter the
harbor nt any cost.
Tho English telegraph operators who
withdraw from Santingo several days ago
were called back to tend cablegrams, to
Madrid requesting the Government to
wdertho surrender of the city. Word came
from the best authority on Friday mom
l'ig that the urmistlce had now token the
shape of negotiations for a final settle
"'it of peace. This authority says that
" initiations are now proceeding between
Madrid and Washington, and therefore
tl re win certainly be no fighting for
"' rnl days.
An cqu ijiy BOO,i authority says that tho
h'ttiUh forces will make a strong resist
u" unless peace is declared or surrender
'""'led by tho Madrid Government,
,J "i-li there i no doubt of tho desire of
tie , idlers utid citizens for capitulation.
i George Clark Musgrave, the correspond-
cnt of tho London Chronicle, soya that tho
8panish position lias been strengthened
materially nnd affords an opportunity for
a stubborn fight. Unless Gen- To rnl boasts
vainly, ho thinks, tho Spnnlnrds will hold
out even after the Americans enter tho
city, despite tho famine, nnd tho certainty
of ultimate dofcat.
A courier returning from the front to
night brings news from the Cuban head
quarters to tho effect tint tho Spaniards
are digging trenches in the streets of Snn
Unco. preparing for n. house-to-house fight.
Tho American soldiers are now on half
rations, owing to the dlfticulty of getting
supplies through over tho rough roads.
Dysentery and swnmp fever are prev
ulent nt tho front, although tho health
conditions uro better than nt Riboncy,
where Major Lagardo fears the ellects of
tho influx of several thousand refugees,
ninny of whom are seriously ill.
Already there are signs of an American
stampede at Slboney. The ship Itcllcf ar
rived on Thursday utid had great diffi
culty in landing her medical supplies.
Sho lost an nnchor nnd stovo her deck
and ono of her launches. Tho land
ing was badly bungled. Lieut.-Col. Kenn,
in charge of tho field hospital, brought
llftcen surgeons. Surgeons Hartnet nnd
Chamberlain have been transferred to the
Iircukwater, Surgeon Drown to tho Oli
vette, and Burgeons Hicks, Marrow, War
ren, nnd Greenleof to tho base hospital.
The others have been sent to tho front.
Gen. Wheeler hns entirely recovered
from his illness.
On Thursday night tho rough riders re
connoitred along the barbed wire fences
nnd had u chance to kill several Spaniards,
but did not Are a shot. On of tho eow
lioys says they will lasso the Spa ninrds
Col. Tloo-evclt has recommended Capt.
Jenkins for tho first vacancy in tho rank
of Major. Lieuts. Woodbury Kane, Green
wny, nnd Goodrich are nil commended for
bravery nnd efficiency. Private Dudley
Dean is also mentioned for gallantry in
The Olivctto leaves to-day with tho
wounded for the Korth.
Col. Wilson of the Manhattan Club
has been down here sightseeing. He
lought a little negro boy from a Cuban
for S10. Tho boy's father was formerly
n slave in Santiago. The child's name
nnd ago are unknown. Col. Wilson took
the child to New York to-day. Ho will bo
christened nt tho Manhattan Club and
date his birth from July i.
Thcro is considerable doubt in the navy
ns to whether tho I'.cina Mercedes blocks
tho channel in Santiago harbor or not.
Many think sho will prevent the fleet
from entering the harbor.
Nicholas Fish, father of Hamilton Fish,
Jr., is here to-dny.
To He Made Hear Admiral- for the De-traction
of Cenera'i Squadron.
Warhisotov, July 0. No action will be taken
b tho President iu rccard to conferring re
w ards ou the American officers who participated
in tho destruction of Cenera's fleet until tho
detailed report of the oncocemoct has been
recehed from Admiral Sampson. As tho report
la comlne by mall and was probably not com
pleted for several days after the engacoment,
it Is not expected hore until some time next
week. There is a likelihood that tho Govern
ment will defer conferring honors on the
American naval officers until Congress reas
sembles in December, on account of tho con
troversy thnt has arisen over the rclatlvo
claims of Admiral Sampson and Commodore
Schley to credit for Cenora's defeat.
It is ob lous that tho President and tho Navy
Department do not share tho feeling which
fomo newspapers are endeaorlnc toencour
ace. that Admiral Sampson is not a capable
officer. Tho greatest satisfaction with his
work is felt, and the Government has tho most
perfect confidence In his judgment, courage
and ability. If it should bo determined to
grant honors '.to officers of Admiral Samp
son's fleet at this rtlmo, it apicars
to bo certain, that Sampson will share
In tho distribution Tho nay officials
aro firmly of tlie' opinion that Samp
son, through his arrangement of plans, made
it imposslblo for Cervcra to escape, and thoy
contend that ho descnes as roach credit
as anybody olso for tho success of the measures
taken. It was pointed out at the Nary Depart
ment to-day that Cervera thought to catch the
American ships off their guard by running out
In bKad da Unlit, Tho time was favora
ble to' a stato of uppreparedness among tho
American warships, not only because the sun
was shilling brightly, ut on account of the
natural surpositlon that at that liourof the
morning tlio ships would not hae full steam,
but would most likely be cleaning out the fur
naces and generally in no condition to mako a
longchaso. Hut owing to tho precautionary
measures of Admiral Sampson tho fleet as
ready for sen ice, as the result showed. What-"
eer may bo the opinion of outsiders, no two
lows are held at tlio Nay Department, nnd
when Schley is odanced, as ho undoubtedly
will be, Sampson will coup with him
Hampton, while acting Hear Admiral and, by
Irtuo of his commission as such, Schley's sen
ior. Is actually tho junior Commodore of tho
na two numbers below Sehloy, It Is pro
posed to keep Bampson In command of thu
fleet, and In order to do that It will bo necessary
tonclanc(i him to tho gradoof Hear Admiral at
tho same time Schley is advanced tothutgrade
Sampson's nnm will go to tho Senate first, so
that thcro will bono chance to mako him jun
ior to Schley.
A Spaniard In Mexico I.o.t III. Ca.h Ilnrk
liiC the rlpanUh Fleet.
Citt or Mexico. July 0 Tho defeat of Car
vern's fleet at bantloiio has wrought up the
Spaniards of Mexico to a high pitch of excite
mont. aud lias added to the intensity of their
feeling against Americans in this country.
Tho news of tho d( feat was at first not be
lloTed by the Spaniards, and one enthuslastlo
Spaniard of this city lost f 1.000 which he bet
with an American on the result of the fight
after the first reports that it hud taken place.
Army nnd Const Defenc
Edition of sclentifle Ara.rlaui. JOO illuitrjtion- of
BUTJ. Artuor, jnojuctllt. luorur-j: c. Ac '
cent. At ill nt -uud or t nui JEoiia Co., ruo
lUlttn, 4U fireuivar, H. y-yU.
Europe Now Refer to Uncle 8nm In Very
Iletpectful Language Sho Admits Alto
ThnttVo Aro Entitled to Adequate Fruits
of Victory AH of Spain's Colonies, Ex
eept, I'erhnpi, tho Canaries, Loit to Iter
Spaniards Now Denounce Cervern's
Exit from the liny n Idlotlo nnd Sul
fldnl-Of Thirteen Conit Town Vltlted
All but Cadi Ytnnt tho War to End.
Aptcial CiW Vttpalc U Tn Bum.
LoMox.Julr!'-Slnco Monday last the Old
World lias realized thnt all Its plots for rear
ranging tho political destinies of mankind hno
K'cii rendered futllo by tho advent of the Ntw
World as nn nctlvo participant in tho gnmo of
making history. Perhaps the shrewder ob
pencrs In St. Petersburg realized sooner that
America was nlrendy a factor In tho situation
as grent nn any. despite her apparently limited
fen power. But It needed tho smashing 'vic
tory of Admiral Knmpsou's fleet to demonstrnto
to Franco nnd Germany, nnd et en to England,
thnt tho American Nny was a atly greater
force than Its merely theoretical Mnngth.
It Is beginning to bo understood also thnt tho
practical experience gained nt Manila nnd Snntl
ago Is worth as much as doubling tho fleet. In
lew of tho fact thnt no European nation has
yet sent a modern warship Into serious notion.
Ono effect of last 8undn's work has been to
suppress all cynicism and sneers at the Ameri
can people as boastful but unpractical fighters.
This attltudo has dlkappearcd In the Coutl
nentnl press nnd publlo expressions of opinion
are nlmot universally respectful
In tho ense of France, whero nntl-Amorlcan
sentiment was strongest nnd most offensive,
the peculiar features of tho Uourgogno dis
astermake the situation huraillatlugnnd almost
pitiable It Keems almost as though tho fates
had conspired to drag French self-repect In
the dust The moral cownrdlcoof official Franco
In de.illnc with the Dreyfus scandal was ro
demonstrated this wck. and this. In combina
tion w 1th the scenes at the llourgogne disaster.
hae forced comparisons with tho coincident
record of tho American arms which afford an
ample return for tho Insults to which many
Americans In Paris have been subjected in tho
past few weeks.
Hut the most Important effect of the destruc
tion of Corv era's fleet Is tho full concession by
all classes of European opinion that tho United
States ,iro t ntltled to adequate fruits of victory.
It is accepted to-day in every European capital
that It Is a foregone conclusion that all of Spain's
colonial possessions, except, porhaps. the Cana
ries, are lost to her. It by no means follows, of
courso. that Europe Is willing to see tho United
States solely profit by tho 8panlsh disaster.
Tho best opinion in tho diplomatic world to
day, however, inclines to tho belief that Ameri
ca might annex tho Philippines and Porto
IMco and establish a protectorate over Cuba
w ithout exciting moro than a formal protest by
any of the European powers, while the conces
sion of two or three naval stations In the Philip
pines would remove nil European opposition
Tho European advico to Spain to sue for
peace is. of course, unanimous, and it is be
lieved that tho Madrid Government will devlso
some means to control the domestic situation
sufficiently to conduct negotiations openly be
fore many days. This, however, depends upon
tho changes which aro taking tlaoo almcst
from hour to hour in the Spanish capital. The
woek's evolution of publlo opinion in Madrid
furnishes an interesting commentary on the
situation. The Sun correspondent telegraphs
from the frontier at noon:
" The first ehoek of the disaster is over. The
press and public nro criticising Cervcra's at
tempt to escape from 8antlago. The criticism
Is. of course, colored by tho result Bomo
newspapers which extolled the feat, while it
was believed to bo successful, as ono of tho
cleverest and bravest deeds everdonoat sea,
are now denouncing it as idlotlo and suicidal.
Much Is made of tho statement from Admiral
Cervera to the effect that tho squadron was
taken out by imperative orders from Madrid
aud against tho judgment of the officers of tho
warships. The report that Hlnnco and Cervera
are at loggerheads no doubt arose from Cervera
refusing to obey this order from the Captain
General until it camo to him direct trom tho
Minister of Marine.
"Tho homo authorities carefully avoid in
formation on this subject, bnt it is believed by
tho public, and has ghen the finishing touch to
tho unpopularity of tho Ssgasta Ministry. A
piominent French journalist who has just re
turned from a tour in tho southern provinces
tolls mo that of thirteen large towns visited
only one, Cadiz, favors tho continuance of the
" Hero in Madrid It Is difficult to gaugo pub
llo opinion. Tho cit) is so thronged with
soldiers, civil guards, and police that tho people
do not dare to express their views. Signs are
not wanting, however, that the end is coming,
for the military are beginning to fraternizo
with the people, which will speedily destroy tho
Government's power to uso the army to con
trol a popular outbreak. Another sign is pub
lished allusions to tho dynasty more and
more unveiled. Even 1 Xtbrral declares that
what has to be saved Is tho fatherland, and that
any person Is Its enemy who relegates it to the
second plaoo in theso hours of imminent
Tho Itnttleihlp Mnitachufetu to Take tho
Flneo of the Iowa In III Squadron.
Wabbinotok. July 0 Tho Navy Department
expects that tho P-astern squadron under Com
modore Wntson will sail from the southeast
co.ist of Cuba for the coast of Bpiin on Tuesday
Tho calculation that tho squadron will snil on
thnt day is based on tho promptness which hns
leoii show n by Conunodoro Wntson In getting
ready for tho trip. Tho work of getting eoal,
provisions nnd ammunition on board hns nec
essarily been arduous, but the principal delay
has been caused in getting full stores of am
munition The collier Alexander arrived this morning
nt Lambert's Point, near Norfolk, Va . where
sho has already begun to take coal Tho six
other colliers nro expected to arrive at the same
place to-night It Is believed that the colliers
wlllhnve completed their loading by Monday
morning, and that they will bo ready to sail on
that day If thoy do sail then, the Eai-tern
squadron proper, consisting of the ironclads,
vv ill start on Tuesday. If tho colliers should bo
dclaed for another day, the squadron would
w alt a corresponding time, for it is proiiosed to
give tho colliers a good start, because of their
Inferior speed. Tho colliers and the warships
will go by Independent routes, and will moot on
tho other side of tho ocean.
Tho battleship Iowa, ono of tho two armor
clods of the Eastern squadron, has been de
tached, und the battleship Massachusetts
substituted. Tho Massachusetts has Ix-on
found to bo in excellent condition, liettor
than the Iowa In fact, and as speed
und ability to mako a long cruise
are the most deslrabla qualities of the vessels
composing the naval force that will go to Spain,
the change Is considered a good one. The
Navy Department denies that another battle
ship and tho cruisers Columbia and Minneapo
lis have been ordered to tlie squadron.
Dining Car a, la Carte.
On tbt Chicago THiUbola UmiUd Un Ihixb Tal
Ur 11. ii , luring fool ofConUndt, L-Afaroi and
Wt Twaotkird aU., daily i 7 r. At -U-,
Evidence of a Flot to I,oot the Aliukn Gold
Yancouteo, D. C . July P. Tho story that a
Spanish privateer Is lying In wait for tho gold
fleet from tho Yukon seams to havo somo
foundation K Hides moro rumor. A. II. II. Mac
Oovvnn, a well-known steamboat rann of Drltlsli
Columbia, told tho following story to The Bun
correspondent to-day:
"Pilot Olaf Westorlund is often engaged by
me to pilot steamers In tho northern waters.
Ho was overdue and turned up unexpectedly nt
my office tho night beforo Inst.
"Ho seemed very excited and said he wished
mo to give him advice on a matter of business.
Ho then mndo tho startling statement that ho
nnd another pilot had been approached by a
man In tho city who Ind offered them $3,000
each to pilot a war cruiser ft) ing tho Spanish
flag In the islands of Queen Charlotte Hound
"It was promised that no lives would bo
taken. The mnn explained that tho object was
to seize, the tnusuro ships trom Klondike, par
ticularly tho Garoune. expected down with
$:i,000.000. toko tho passengers on board nnd
burn the ships
" I adv Iscd Westerlund to havo nothing to do
with such dangerous business As In duty
bound. 1 then went direct to the United States
Consul, Col. Dudley, and reported the matter to
him, bonding my son with tlio samo informa
tion to tho Admiral of tho Uritlsh fleet In the
harbor "
The Admiral is supposed to havo acted
promptly, sending two of his ships to Queen
Charlotte Sound. Consul Dudley wired to
United States Consul Smith nt Victoria, who
at once looked up Westerlund and MncGowan,
so that It was through Mr. Smith that
tho htory first got out Mr. Westerlund,
on being interviewed, said that ho did
not denj the story, but thnt ho had not seri
ously considered accepting tho offer at any
time. He had n grudge against the United
States Government because it illegally seized
his sealing schooner, but ho proposed to get
even in some other way.
Soma moro fae.ts in the case came to light this
evening, bringing into the story Capt Mellon,
t he Spanish Consul, w bo Is an Englishman and
a llritish subject, and whom no one would bo
likcl) tObUFpcct of warlike intentions, as he in
a simple-minded old gontloman. Tho story
Is that ho was interested in tho matter
by Count Emanuel Cnier, n Bpanlsh agent who
came to British Coluniblaostensibl to look after
contraband coal. Tho movements of Capt.
Mellon and Cniez aro interesting. They havo
boen trnced all over the province and havo
mado several attempts to buy cruisers. They
finally closed negotiations with tho owners of
the muth-talkcd-of steamer Manuenso. which
Is known on tho I'.icillc coast as tho Elondiko
whiskey ship, becauso she sailed from Llver
jkx1 to Bkagway with tho biggest consignment
of whiskey ever afloat. It is said that tho
Manuenso is nw waiting orders In Queen
Charlotte Sound.
Having partly arranged for tho lioatand hav
ing attempted to get tho crew. It was old Capt
Mellon who approached 'Westerlund and threo
other pilots.
lurthtr ovidonco comes from Cart. Scott a
sea Captain of long exiwrience. who is noted for
his daring. Capt Scott ouco took a shipload of
dynamite to British Columbia during tho
Chilian civil war. nnd htorped in a Chilian port
The ofllcers of a Chilian warship told him the
cargo was contraband, and it ho attempted to
move thoy would shoot holes through his ves
sel. Capt Scott replied:
Tin go.ii e to iMjve. and if you rttemptto
stop mo I'll ram you nnd well all go to hell to
gether " Then Capt Scott took his dynamite to
British Columbia unmolested.
Mellon knew his man, and with tho Spanish
agent called on him. Capt Scott says that
they offered him tho command of tho Manu
enso. They said tho ship would bo un
der tho Spanish flag, and he would receive
letters of nianiuo nnd full credentials from tho
Spanish Government Capt Seott said ho was
" so thunderstruck at old Mellon being roped
Into such a bloody scheme" that ho pretended
to consent to seo what more thoy had to say.
They stated that it was not tho intention to kill
any ono if they could help it but simply to take
as prisoners all the passengers on the treasure
boats, seize the t reasuro, nnd burn the shiiw
CnH. Seott suggested that it would bo Ira
poMlile for him tolivo In British Columbia if
sueli a thing happened, whereupon the Spanish
agent replied that it would not bo necessary to
live In British Columbia ; that Scott's sbaro
of tho prizo money would bo $500,000,
and that they Intended to confer tho title of
Count on him Immediately after their schemo
had been carried out These temptations did
not phase the Captain, however. Capt. Mellon,
on being told that he was charged with plan
ning the expedition, said:
"No, I haven't done so, but if I was a man of 25.
instead of 05. 1 would head such nn expedition.
The United States have been pirating to their
heart's content and they should bo given a
tasto of their own mr dlcine."
British Columbia Is very much excited over
the matter, and the authorities aro considering
the advisability of allowing Emanuel Cruez to
remain in Canada
Wasuinotos. July P. Tho Nnvy Department
has received information from members of tho
Congre-S8delegntions from California and Wash
ington in regard to tho reports of Spanish pri
vateers on the Poclflo coast, bhlp own
ers and nnvigators In the Northwest nro
alarmed Itoports havo been brought Into
Seattle nnd San Frnnclseo by skippers of small
vessels to tho effect that they have seen tho
privateers at a distance, and that great danger
to navigation oxisls James Hamilton Lewis,
Itepresentatlve In Congress from tho State of
Washington, called nt tho Navy Department
and expressed tho opinion thnt the privateers
had been fitted out In South American coun
tries, nnd that they had eomo north for the pur
pose of Intercepting tho ships from Alaskawith
their enrgoes of precious mttal.
bomo of the captains of small ships who hrvo
oomo Into Seattle and Han Francisco assert thnt
treasure ships starting from Alaska havo al
ready had to turn back on neeount of the pri
vateers Itepresentatlve Lewis wishes to have
the Philadelphia kept on tho Pacific, coast In
stead of being sent to Honolulu, In order to
protect shipping
Admiral hHiupton think- the Viicayn, Ma
ria Tcrean, and Colon Can lie flalied,
Wabiixmiton. July 0. This despatch from
Admiral Sampson about the prosiKicts of saving
tho Spanish armorclods was received to-day:
"Plata net. Emu. July 8 Prollmiuary ro
port ftom the board ordered to examino wrecks
states that wrecking tugs should be got hero
immediately. Think no doubt about saving
Vlzcaja and Maria Teresa and Cristobal Colon
If hasto lio made. Colon Is much tho most
valuable, being In iiorfect order Would recom
mend most povv erf ul appliances be sent nt ones.
" Sampson."
Gen, Shaffer Sends Coble Operators to Gen.
To rnl,
Wariunoton, July V This despatch was re
ceived from Gen Shutter to-dny
"linn Abmy Coni, in tiik Field, July 8
Cableoiierators were permitted to go In yestor
ila morning Tho English cable was In work
ing order and some of the. operators were In the
city Gou, Tural wanted those there, as they
were tho principal men, This cable has not
been cut and tho men I sent Iu hare not taken
It up again. English cablo has been working
all the time through to Havana. BUAnxu."
Worth Seeing,
fclmpaon'i naw loan nffl. and aaf dA va&Ua,
JUU Wai 42d at, near Broad waA
Only Another Defeat or a Victory VTU1 Do
eldo the Government in Favor of Fence.
Tho War Party Say the Army Must
VTln n Victory to Onset Nnrnl Detent
Iteforo There Can no Serioa Fence Talk
A Ileport from Home Thnt tho Powers
llnvo Opened Negotiations for Fence.
Sptaal CabU Dupaieha toTuK Bus.
Madrid. July 0. rremlor Bagasta upon leav
ing tho palaco this afternoon denied thnt there
had boen any peace negotiations on tho part of
Bpaln. and also dented tho truth of tho report
that the Americans had granted a concession
of ton dajs' armistice pending such negotia
tions. Communication with Santiago, he said,
was reestablished to-day, and ho had hopes
that communication with Manila would bo re
stored soon.
Only a new defeat or a victory, ho doclared.
would produco a decision on tho part of tho
Government In favor of peace.
Tho Ministers aro divided upon tho question
of peace. Tho war party follows tho idoa of
Gen. Martinez Campos, that the army must
gain a notablo victory to counterbalance tho
defeat of tho navy beforo peaco negotiations aro
begun. Tho peaco party advocates direct nego
tiations with tho United States.
It Is reported hero that Admiral Sampson has
notified Captain-General Blanco to order tho
ovacuatlon of Sontlago within forty-eight hours
under tlio pain of bombardmont
London, July P Madrid advices received to
day, as foreshadowed in previous despatches,
bring denials on tho part of the Ministry that
peaco negotiations nro pending and declare that
Santiago will withstand tho attack of tho
American army to tho last
Tho Corre-pond'oicia u J?"paFJa of Madrid
expresses alarm at tho announcement that tho
Americans are about to send a floet to tho coast
of Spain.
Inquirers for information regirdlng tho peaco
situation aro told by tho Ministers that they aro
too busy to talk, but their socrotaries deny posi
tively that any overtures looking to peaco have
been made. Tho Cablnot Is not lifting n finger
to help the colonies, yet tho Ministers are mak
ing a groat display of seeming readiness to
make a heroic resistance.
Outwardly the situation is calm. The Mints
try aro secretlv e, but tlio country is evidontly
on the ev oof sensational events. The military
element declare that if they aro deprived of the
chance of fighting tho enemy thoy will rise and
fight the Gov ernment that bigns an agreement
of iwaeo.
An important meeting of tho army party was
held to-da . Tho meeting was hold in secret
SefiorGamazo. Minister of Publlo Works, Is
urging Premier Bagasta to treat for peace
openly with tho United States.
There is a growing belief that Queen Regent
Cristina will resign tlio Hegency under certain
Home. July 0 Tho newspaper Itahe says that
negotiations havo boen opened by the European
Cabinets with a vlow of arranging iKaco. Tho
best intentions are manifested at Washington,
the paper says, but tho Government nt Madrid
opposes the Idea.
Twenty Thoiunod Citizens Cheer and Teed
the First Iteglment of Volunteers.
Omada, Neb. July 0 The people of Omaha
gavo tho First Iteglment of Now 1'ork Volun
teers a reception to-day as It passed through
tho city on its way to Hawaii. Tho Ma) or nnd
Common Ceiunoil published a card announcing
that tho Now York troops would arrlvo nt 0
o'clock, aud inviting all citizens to participate In
nn Informal reception to them.
Tho citizens were requested to send coffee,
leed tei, lemonade, and sandwiches to the
station. Beforo tho several trains bearing tho
troops arriv ed ten wagon loads of refreshments
occupied the platform.
As tho first train started to cross tho bridge
into Omaha all the vv hlstlos in tho city began to
sound, and tho l'iro Chief started all the fire ap
jiaratus in the cit) toward the station. Quickly
tho crowd became so dense around tho station
that trains could hardly 1? moved.
It is estimotcd that IHl.OOO ieoplo congre
gated there and cheered tho troops,. Col. Bar
ber, with Companies L. M and N. was the first
to arrive. Tho New lorkers got off the train,
were drawn up at attention and then were
escorted by pretty girls to tho refreshment
stands. Then Col. Frank E, Moore. Ma)or of
Omaha, climbod on tho engine cab and mado a
speech. Tho continual cheering for CoL. Barber
forced him to get up beside tho Mayor and
thank tho citizens for their hearty reception.
As tho other trains camo In tho boys were
similarly treated. At 8 o'clock tho threo trains
proceeded toward tho Pacific coast
The following card, under tho head of "Call
to Putriotlo Citizens," is what provoked tho
enthusiastic re ception :
" To Vie Cituent of Omaha
"This afternoon a regiment of New York
troops will arrive in tho city on their way to
tho Philippine Islands, and I know every citizen
of Omaha will wont to assist In giving them a
roal welcome.
" A royal welcome Is not appreciated by
hungry soldiers unless It Is accompanied by
something good to oat and so we havo decided
to give tlio bo)s a lunch. There are 1,305 men
In tho regiment, and It will tako from 4,000
to 0,000 Eondwlchcs, besides cookies, Ae, ,
to food them I havo already received promises
from patriotio hotol men and othors for 3,000
sandwiches, and onestoro has promised onough
plos to feed the regiment Arrangements havo
been made for a plentiful supply of ice-cold
"Other cities havo given our own Nebraska
boys a hearty welcome, and Omaha must
show that she Is not lacking In patriot
ism. It is hoped that nil patriotio cltl
rens will contributo something to mako
this nffalr n success. Sandwiches, cookies,
fruit and anything which would be palatable
for n cold lunch will be thankfully received.
No Intoxicants will bo taken. All parties do
siring to assist can send their contributions to
the City Hall, where arrangements have been
made to receive them
" It Is desired that as many of our cltlrens as
can do so will bo at tho train to welcome tho
soldiers. This refers especially to joung
ladies, who are wanted to assist in
sorving tho refreshment. For tho credit
of ourselves aud of our city lot us mako
tills reception a magnificent success Lot us
all turn out and give tho soldier boys in en
thusiastic welcome and send them on their
journey with u godspeed."
All the soldiers are tn Tory fino health and
Troop Itemulnlng nt Charleston Can't Get
Awny for Lack of eueli.
Cuablxston, B. C, July P. Tho troops sent
here to be forwarded to Gon. Shatter's aid aro
still waiting for transports. One vessel Is ex
pected to-morrow, but the troops can hardly
leave beforo Monday night.
The steamer lllta. u Spanish prize, was
loaded with supplies to-day for two battalions
of tho Sixth Illinois Iteglment bound for
Santingo, but Into this afternoon th londing
was stopped, aud it wus announced that the
steamer would carry supplies and seven hun
dred negro laborers needed In Cuba.
Ills said on good authority to-night that the.
Sixteenth Pennsylvania Iteglment would leave
here on Tuesday for, Porto Hieo. Gen. Miles
and staff and the iale and Columbia loaded
with troop got away on time last nhrhtand
are expected to arrive off Santiago on Monday
I-atet.irlu InULllgenoa.
Iff f yr-'(-" tMl "f rirt Taland, tousf Is,
Sho Vfas Loaded with Provisions and Sup
piles from Tern Cru tor Havana,
WASitnraTo-f, July 0. Tho Cuban Legation
In this city has rocolvod information that
tho Norwegian steamor Franklin, which
not long ago cloared from Vera Cruz,
Mexico, bound ostensibly tor Nassau, has
succeeded in running tlio Cuban blockade
and landed a cargo of supplies for Spaniard
In Havana at a small unguardod port on
the north coast ot tho island. Tho Franklin
left Nuovltas on Juno 14 and carried to
Mexico a largo numbor ot refugees from Cuba,
somo ot them being ot tho most prominent
families ot tho island and parsons of wealth.
Among them were tho families ot Ynrono,
QuAsodo. Betancourt, Lamar, Horrera, Molona,
and Solcr.
Tho Franklin is known to havo had on
board a largo cargo of supplies and pro
visions which would bo of material relief
to Havana, and it is supposod that attor
they were safely landed they auooceaod in
roaohlng that city, unless Intercepted by tho In
surgents, wldoh Is not probable, Spanish
agents havo been sent out to Mexico and
to tho Islo of Pines to soouro beof for
tho supply of tho city, and tho Cuban
agents at Vera Cruz report to the Cuban Lega
tion hore that theso Spaniards ore active in se
curing ships to run tho blookade with suppllos
tor Havana.
Comul-Gencral Gollan Among Them A
Blockade Banner Bottled Up.
Special Call DupatA to Tux Sen.
KiNOBTO.v. Jamaica, July P. Tho British
cruiser Talbot nrrlved hore to-day from Havana
with twenty-throo refugees on board. Among
her passengers Is Mr. Alexander Gollan. tho
British Consul-Gencral at Havana. Tho Talbot
Is now in quarantine, but will probably bo ad
mitted to tho port soon.
It Is rumored that Gollan is to bo reoallod by
tho British Government but this report cannot
now bo v orifled. He is thoroughly pro-Spanish
in his sympathies and recently appointed a
Spaniard. Sefior Arostoque, as VIcc-Cousul,
When tho Talbot was leaving Havana with
tho refugees on board Gollan refused to allow
any Americans to lcavo on her. but sont as a
passengor BeSor Mendoz, a Bpanlsh officer
lately acting as press consor at Havana.
Reports are in circulation hero that tho
steamer Purisima Concepclon, which carried
prov isions for tho Spanish troops in Cuba, evad
ing tho cruisers which were looking for her and
running tho blockade. Is now bottled up in
Manzanillo harbor and will fall Into tho hands
ot tho Americans.
no Skilfully Nolgntc Ul Mighty Fleet
Back to Port Sold.
Special CabU Dapatcka to Tnx Smc.
London, July 0. A despatch to Lloyds
from Tort Bald says that Admiral Camara's
squadron Is returning and has entered tho
canal at Suez.
Pobt Said, July P. Admiral Camara's Span
ish fleet has arrived here on Its return through
the canal.
Five of tlie ships of Admiral Camara's fleet,
togothor with the colliers and transports, sailed
from hero this eveniug. It is believed that
their destination is Cartagena.
ItouE, July 0. Threo Spanish torpedo boats
arrived at Messina. Sicily, this morning. Tho
American representative at that port Immedi
ately forwarded a friendly note to tho Foreign
Oflloe requesting tho authorities to seo that
strict neutrality wns observed.
ThU Talkative Person Will Probably Be
Arreated nnd Prosecuted.
Special CabU Despatch to Tnz 8ca.
Madbih. July P. Gen. Correa. Minister of
Wnr. has ordered an Inquiry into Gen. Wo ler's
recent scathing criticisms of tho operations in
Cuba and tho situation in tho Philippines and
his denunciation of Captain-General Blanco and
Admiral Cervera. It is probablo that Weyler
will be arrested and prosecuted.
In Prison for Trying to Orgnnlce a Force
for the Xnvaalon of Texas.
Yv'AsniNOTON. July 0. Capt Luis Manonennd
Lieut. Fedorico Munlitogui, both of the Spanish
Army, and former passengers on the Norwe
gian steamer Bergen, have been arrested by
officers of tho Mexican Secret Service by order
of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and aro Im
prisoned in tho City of Mexico. They were sent
to Mexico dlrcot from Havana by Captain Gen
eral Blanco for tro purposo of organizing tho
Spanish sympathizers there for an invasion of
Texas. Tho object of tho invasion was to draw
as much of tho United States Army thoro as
The two officers wow overzealous In their
work, nnd their Incendiary speeches soon at
tracted tho attention of tho Mexican officials.
When they were arrested they had succeeded
In enlisting about 500 Mexicans and Spaniards
In their enterprise nnd were proceeding with
tho formation of an army of Invasion. Tho
Mexican Government realizing tho Infraction
of their neutrality proclamation, put a stop to
tho work at once, and tho two officers will be
kept prisoners until they can bo returned to
The Eighth California May Go to Manila
Instead of the 11 rat New York.
Ban Fbancibco, July P. Major-Gen. Elwell
S. Otis said to-day that ho would sail on
Wodnesday on the City of Pubebla. but that ho
expected to wait at Honolulu in order to rcpro
souttho United States Army at tho formal cere
monies of raising the flag over Hawaii, iu Ad
miral Miller would represent tho navy. Ho
will then make all haste to Manlln, whero Gen.
Merritt desired to turn over to hlra tho actual
work of commanding the Eighth Army Corp.
Gen. Otis said that tho War Department had
consulted him In regard to tho mon ho wished
to send to Manila, and ho had recommended
the Eighth California Iteglment and, despite
reports that tho First New York would be sent
ho thought the Eighth would go
The original plan of sending tho Peru ond tho
City of Puobla with troops of the n-gulararmy
ahead of the rest of the fourth Phlllpplno expo
dition will probably bo carried out Tho Peru
la almost ready now and her loading has begun.
A detachment of the Sixth Artlller) took somo
field pieces this afternoon to tlio pier to ts-gin
putting them on board tho Poru 1 he detach
ments of the Fourteenth Infantry, Fourth
Cavalry and Sixth Artillery for this expedition
are all ready to maroh to-morrow morning if
necessary It is expocted now thnt they may
get their Anal orders to break camp aud board
theirvessels either to-morrow or earl yon Mou
day morning
It I Believed That It Will Cut OH Blanco'
Supplies from 1 ucatun.
Cur oy Mexico, July p. United States Min
ister Powell Clajton has ofllclally notified tho
Mexican Government that a blockade of tho
ports on tlio south coast ot Cuba has been os
tablUbvd. This blockade Is expeoted to cut off
the food iupplla which have been shipped to
Cuba in Urge quantities from Yucatan.
B. W. E. W. E. ft XT.
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Gen. Linares Has Until Noon 1 1
To-lay to Gapitnlate. 1 1
But Unconditional Surrender Only jg
Will Bo Accepted. If H
The President Confident Thnt Santiago Vflll la
Be Surrendered To-Day It Not, an At r2l fc
lack Will Bo Made by tho Land and Sea Si it
Force Gen. Shatter not Sevon Largo jfs 2.
Siege Gun In Position, andnaiBeenTtos IIS
inlorced by Gen. Randolph' SlxBatterlc wf ij
of Artillery, "Which Are Alio tn Position. ' i 3
WAsniNOTOs, July 0. Ths Presldon. and hla fi 5)
Cablnot aro confldont that Santiago will bo rar- . p;
rendored to the American forces within a Tory ! j hi
short time. Gon. XJnaros, tho commander ot ti
tho Spanish troops In nnd about that city, has r i'.
mado a proposition to Gon. Shatter for tho k M
surrender of theolty, or stated his dcslro to j M
surrender undor certain conditions, but Gon, If am
Shaitcrwill accept nothing shortot an unoondi- 1 mm
tional Eurrender.i and has so Informed Gen, jL- fl
Linares. There was no fighting to-day, and ' 1H
while the War Department has no knowledge. WM
of a formal extension ot tho truco. Its under- S
standing Is that hostilities will not bo resumed. " pfl
cvon it Gen. Linares declines to surrender tha mt pfl
town nnd his army to the American common M MS
der, until attor noon to-morrow. This Is tho if 'J PB
situation at Santiago according to a despatch Sn &
sent to tho War Department by Gen. Bhattor fj H
to-dny. p fl
"There havo boen no propositions advanced i afl
bytheSpanlardsrogardlngSantlugothatwocan 4 fffl
accept" said Secretary Alger whonhe loft tha it ' S
Whito nouse to-night "Tho situation is un- g? 19
changed, as far as wo aro concerned. No news jj -f Rfl
has been received from thcro to-day that wo M) IB
can give out There has been no firing and -J i'fl
matters are quiet so far as wo know." S 1 $W
In response to a question. Secretary Alger -' 9i
said that ha had no knowlodgo regarding any j A s
extension of the truce. It was his understand- j ,1 ijflj
ing that tho armlstico ended at noon to-day, 4 (i IMm
but that all negotiations were left In tho hands 9J
of Gen. Shatter. He declined to tell what sf IflJ
proposals the Spaniards had mado regarding B9 'mm
tho surrender of the. city, although ho admitted Isi ' H
that they had mado somo overtures. Hods- i jHJ
cllned to answer a question as to whether or f HJ
not tho enemy continued to demand that thor M H
bo permitted to lcavo tho city with thoir arms g, JHJ
and ammunition. m, ; jH
Secretary Alger admitted, however, that no- m jHJ
gotlatlons were under way, and intimated that H jHJ
tho United States still demanded the unoon- jjf HJ
ditloual surrender of thu city and the Spanish i; 9J
forces there. Tho truco extends until to- W 9J
morrow at noon, and tho reply of tho President 1 9J
to tho proiKjsals mado by Gon. Linares was ff f '9J
transmitted to-night. fei flj
The statement mndo by Soerctary Alger was 8 flj
given to tho representative of Tnn Bon to- w! fl
night at 12:10 o'clock, oh he, with AdjC-Qoa. 4 SJ
Corbin nnd Secretary Wilson, loft tho Whito Sji flj
Houso for the night S t SJ
Themessago from Gen. Shatter, containing Sh flj
the terms 011 which tho enemy proposed to 8H nj
give up iossesslon of Santfago, was received S4 :jfl
about 0 30 o'clock. From that tlmo on g , IHJ
there was n constant stream ot officials 8 Hl
to tho White Houso. Secretaries Long ,5" SJ
Alger and Wilson, nnd Gen. Corbin. were in Slfll
constant communication with each othor la 91
and tho President. At about 11:30 Gon, jf i'J9i
Corbin left tho Eioutive Minslon for a 5 p91
few minutes whilo ho hastened to tho War TiilBB
Department to seo If there were any messages 5 J9J
there. Ho returned at midnight, and a fow !;9Ji
minutes later the two Secretaries, Alger and ' 9B
Wilson, accompanied by Gen. Corbin, left tha 1191
White Houso. &f jjHJ
Secretary Porter had como out a fow minutes j?) 99
earlier and had Kdd that it was his opinion that 5 9sV
tho city would surrender to-morrow. It was & 9B
evident from Secretary Alger's mannor and S 99
words, that they had reoelv ed such information f 99
as would justify them in tho belief that tho j HB
city would surrender without an assault j IHH
aud that tho overtures mado by tha Span ill H9
ish were mado merely to gain tlmo and toon xti 99
able them to glvo In gracefully. Ho gavo it to (f 1 99
bo understood that tho surrender must bo V! HJ
mado on our terms, tho city to bo glvon up to HJ
our forces, and tho Spaniards to become prls- Kj! jHH
oners of war. fj HJ
When Gen Shatter's despatch camo this at- f 99
tcrnoon it was taken to the White Houso by j) 99
Secretary Alger, and after a conference with h j Hj
tho President instructions were sent to tha f '. HH
commander of the American land forces to ao- 5 t 19fl
ceptnoproposaUcxcoptthosurrondorofthocItr , 99
without conditions. Tho truco that has been 1199
in existence expired at noon to-day. It Gon, c 1 HJ
Linares had not mndo overtures to Gon. Shatter l 99
beforo that hour, the vokm1s undor Admiral & i 99
Sampson's command would havo begun shell- r 99
ing tho defences immediately surrounding San '99
tlago. Tho navy was to havo tho principal 199
work In tho preliminary attack, while Shaftor'a ft ' HJ
men were to remain passlvo uuloss forced f I9i
into an engagement. 1 j HJ
If at noon to-in irrow Gon. Linares has not I jH
consented to an unconditional surrender, and W
tlio shelling of his intrenchments has begun. f
Uen Shafterwlll by that tlmo bo better pre '
pan d to force tho enemy to a realization of Ida j . M
hopeless fight. Owing to tho failure of Gen, 1 HJ
Shatter to get his tie go guns In i-OHitlon. It waa . HJ
intended that tho heavy work In tho bombard- 'fl
montshould belefttoAdmlral Sampsou's ships, t j
Now, however, tho indications are that tha I HJ
artillery of blmftor's army will have a share in W HH
Inflicting punishment on the Spaniards. In b H
formation was received from Gen. Shatter to- 0 HJ
day that seven of tho largo slogo guns on which , H
the army has placed such great reliance, for the Jj HJ
bombardment of Santiago havo been brought f HJ
up from the coast and that theso aro nowrcadr f H
to bo trained on the city when tho tlmo for tha f HJ
(ifsault shall arrive The guns occupy tha W HJ
moHt commanding heights around tho be- f. HJ
loaguorcdcitr. and each of them forrasa strong HJ
batten In Itself Y HJ
Tho bamo messago from Gen. Shatter In f U
formed tho War Department that tho six bat j HJ
teriesof light artillery which were sout from j 'H
Tampa last week undor Brig -Gen. Ilandolpa HJ
had arrived at Santiago and had boon brought j H
up to positions overlooking tho Spanish llnea 1 H
and the city. With this addition to his artillery f jH
Gen Shafterwlll maku It too hot for the enomy :H
to resist for any extended period, and the newa U H
that the siege guns have been plaosd adds to jj H
tlio confident fooling ot the Government that 1! H
tho demand for tb unconditional surrender ftt it IH
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