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"Viva los Americanos," Shout
Santiago Crowds.
Add a Gunboat to Onr Navy and
Seek the Harbor Mines.
Oen. Tornl nnd nil Omeeri Met Oar
Clcnrralu Under the Tree Where the
jsi-gntlnlloni Hnd Been Held lit For
mally Surrendered Snntlago and Iti
btronglioldi, nnd Then Wo Marched
Into tlio City All HaU Were OH
When Our Cine Flonted Above
the Polnce nnd Half the Big Crowd
Cheered Tho Shout! of Our JtO.OOO Sol
dier! on the Illlll Ilenril Through the
Clty-Morro Is o Man of Rulni Crowd!
.it llefiigeei lleturn to the City, While
the Spnnl.h Prltonon Qo Into Cnmp
Nenr Our Armj-Oood Order In the Town.
fpttial Cablt Dtipo.Uk to Tnr Ban.
Bibokev, July 17. Tlio surrender of Snn
tlago is now comploted, nnd tlio Amcrlcnn
flag ilonts over tlio Epuuish Governor's
pnlnce in tlio heart of the city nnd over
Morro Cnstlc nt tlio cntrnnco of tlio hnr
bor. Tlio occupation of the Civil Guards
nnd the Orden Publico .' onc, nnd tlio
swaggering Spanish officers no longer hold
I the city iih though it was their own per
sonal property.
Order is maintained by American boI
dlers, who go nbout their work ns
though it was nuito tlio usual thine for
them to patrol tho strcots of Spanish
, ' cities. It is a strange experience to
these soldiers from tho North to
do guard duty in tho old Spanish city
from which Cortcz started on his con
quest of Mexico, and to stand in tho
shadow of the ancient cathedral whero ho
and his fellow conquistadore 3 attended mass
Just prior to sailing for tho land of tho
Montezumns ; but there is nothing in their
behavior to indicatothnttherolsnnything
In tho work that is novel to them.
Tho Americans nro in complete posses
sion of the city and nil tho Government
property in it. Tho Spanish soldiers have
given up their arms and aro now en
camped outsido tho town. They fre
quently wnlk nenr tho American lines
nnd converse with our troops, many of
whom, particularly those from tho South
1 west, speak Spanish with more or less
Oen. Shaf ter sent word on Saturday to
Gen. Toral, tho Bpanish commander, that
he would tako possession of tho city at 0
o'clock this (Sunday) morning. Ho left
Jl the camp shortly beforo that hour, nc-
GP companicd by Gens. Lnwton nnd Wheeler,
Cols. Ludlow, Ames nnd Kent, nnd eighty
other officers. The party walked slowly
down tho hill to tho road leading to Santi
ago, along which they advanced until
they reached the tree outsido tho walls
under which nil tho negotiations for the
surrender of tho city had taken place.
As they reached this spot tho cannon on
every hillsldn and in the city itself
boomed forth n salute of twenty-ono guns,
which was echoed nt Slboney and Ascr
radero. The soldiers knew what the salute
meant, and cheer upon cheer arose and
ran from end to end of tho eight miles of
the American lines.
A troop of colored cavalry and the
Twenty-fifth colored Infantry then start
ed to join Gen. Shatter and his party.
The Americans waited under tho tree for
ten minutes, when Gen. Shaf ter sent word
to Oen. Toral that he was ready to tako
, possession of the town.
A Gen. Toral, in f ull uniform, accompanied
by 200 Spanish officers, shortly afterward
f left the city and walkod to where tho
American officers were waiting their com
ing. When they reached the tree Gen.
Shifter and Gen. Toral saluted each other
with grave courtesy, ond salutes were
also exchanged by the other American
nd Spanish officers. The officers were
then Introduced to each other. After this
little ceremony the two commanding
Generals faced each other, nnd Oen. Toral,
speaking in Bpanish, said:
"Through fate I am forced to surrender
to Oen. Shatter of tho American army the
dty and the strongholds of tho city of
Oen. Torsi's -voice trembled as he spoko
the words giving up tho town to Ms vic
torious enemy. As ho finished speaking
the Spanish officers presented arms.
Gen. Shatter, in reply, said:
"I receivo the city In the name of the
I Government of the United States."
Gen, Toral addressed an order to his
officers in Spanish, and they wheeled
about, stlli presenting arms, and Gen.
BWttr and the other American officers,
with the cavalry and Infantry following
them, walked by the Spaniards and passed
on into tho city.
Tlio soldiers on the American lino could
see all tho proceedings, nnd as tlicir com
mander ontered tho city they ngnin gnvo
volcqtto choor after cheer.
The Governor's palace is situated In tho
centxoof tho city, fronting the Plaza do
Armas, nt tho othor end of whlrh stands
tho cnthodrnl. Gen. Shatter immediately,
proceeded to tho pnloco, whoro a crowd
numbering 8,000 persons hnd gathered.
Tho Civil Oovornor, Leonardo Itoss ; Mayor
Gabriol Forrer, Chief of Police Gutierrez
nnd fifty minor city officials wore waiting
in tho plaza. As tlio Americans entered
the little park, for such tho Plnza do
Armas is, they were subjected to running
comment by tho spectators, most of whom
wero Spanish. There woro presont, how
ever, somo English and French residents
of tho city. There was come cheering by
American sympathizers, which was ob
jected to by tho Spaniards, with tho re
sult that thoro wero sovoral fist fights in
tho crowd, but tho troublo was quellod
almost ns soon as it began.
After tho Amoricans had arrived at tho
palnco tho Archbishop of Santiago, Pray
Brother Josd do Sturrs do Isainz y Orcspo,
the most powerful eccleslastia in Cuba,
accompanied by ten priests, camo on tho
scene, gravoly saluted Gen. Shatter and
entered into conversation with him.
Prior to the formal ceromony of hand
ing over the city to tho Amoricans n lunch
was served at tho palace. The only Cuban
present at any of tho ceremonies was
Gen. Joaquin Castillo nnd one of his nides,
who wero the personal guests of Gen.
Shufter. Tho reason that no Cuban par
ticipated in the ceremony was that Gen.
Calixto Garcia did not llko to ontcr tho
city whilo it was still under tho rulo of
such enemies to tho Cuban cause as tho
Santiago officials hnd been.
Very little timo was occupied nt tho
luncheon. Just beforo noon Lieut. Milcy,
carrying an American flag, wont to tho
top of tho palace. Gen. Shnfter nnd the
other Americans, followed by the Spanish
military officers nnd officlnls, went into
tho Plnza, whero tho American cavalry
nnd infnntry wero drawn up. Lieut. Miley
with two othor officers bent tho flog to
tho hallyards attached to tho palace flag
staff. When Admiral Cervera's fleet arrived nt
Santiago the Civil Governor gave a great
public banquot. At that timo ho had put
up on tho front of tho building letters
two foot deep, mado of gas pipe, which
read, "Viva Don Alfonso XIII." Theso
were illuminated nt night. Tho let
ters were still there. They stood out
black but distinct, immediately under tho
staff whero Lieut. Milcy was ready to flont
tho Stars nnd Stripes. As tho grent bell
in the tower of tho cathedral gave tho
first stroko of 12 o'clock Lieut. Miley ran
tho flag up to tho top of tho stnff nnd
broke, it out, its folds spreading to the
southwest breeze.
cnEEas rooii the rrow.it.
By this timo every houso nround tho
Plaza was Jammed with peoplo, nnd ns
many were in tho square as could crowd
themselves into it. As tho flag floated to
tho breeze all hats wero removed by tho
spectators, nnd tho soldiers presented
nrms. As tho last stroko of tho hour
tolled out n military band played
tho fltnr Spangled Bonner, which was
followed by thrco cheers for the red,
white, nnd blue. Tlio soldiers cheered,
and they wero Joined by moro
than half of tho peoplo, who yelled
"Viva los Americanos." Tlio crowd
was composed of half starved
looking wretches, whose appearance
told more plainly than words the suffer
ings they had undergone since tho begin
ning of the siege. They all eocmed grate
ful that the Americans were in possession
of tho city, evidently anticipating that
their days of hunger and misery wero over.
As the American flag floated over tho
city Capt. Capron's battery, at tho right
centra of tho American line, fired a
national salute. As tho guns thun
dered our 20,000 men, from the
Third Regiment, on tho left of tho
line, to the Eighth Regiment, far off on
tho El Cobro road on tho west, yelled,
cheered, roared, threw thoir hats into tho
air and jumped up and down.
By following with tho ear tho salvos of
cheering, ono got an idea of how com
pletely Santiago and tho Spanish army
were hemmed in. Our soldiers stood on
the crests of tho trenches, which they had
won at tho cost of so many lives, as far as
tho cyo could reach.
Tho hills wore alive with men dancing
with Joy. The regimental flags at tho
centre, waving in tho gentlo breeze, lent
color to the sombre uniforms of the army.
The rough riders were the roost conspic
uous of all the troops. The First Illinois
Volunteer Begiraent started to cheer them,
when Private Ilughes of the rough riders
called for three cheers for Col. Boosevelt.
The response was electric, and e. mighty
roar went up. Col. Boosevelt, in response,
called for cheers for the array, and tlioy
wero given with right hearty good will.
Tho cheering was heard in the city.
After cheering tho flag on the palace the
soldiers in tho city cheered Gen. Shatter.
Tlio ceremony of taking oyer the city
" iiwiiiyiTlilITssssssssssssMsi
being comploted. Gen. Shatter nnd his of
ficers loft for tho American camp. Bol
dlors were assigned to patrol duty in tho
uotcnes enter, the iuudos.
Meantime tho navy had determined to
take part in the ceremonies of surrender.
Admiral Sampson had received requests
for permission to enter the harbor from
every small boat In tho floot. He, how
over, refused permission to all on account
of the dangor from submnrino mines, but
ho permitted launches to go In.
Threo of thom entered, feeling their way
alongup into tho harbor past tho wreck of
the Spanish cruiser Ilelna Mercedes, with
wliichtho Spaniards had tried to block tho
harbor; past tho Merrimac, which Lieut.
Hobson hnd almost succeedod in sinking
across tho channel, nnd up into the bay,
nt tho hond of which Santiago lies. They
arrived iu time to take part In tho final
cheering. Thoy found the army already
in possession of everything.
Tlio only war vessol in tho harbor was
the small gunboat Alvarez, which mounts
a modern four-inch gun forward and a
machine gun aft. Tlio Spaniards requested
that tho American flag be not raised on
her until nil her crew had loft her.
Lieut. Marble, who was in command of
tho launches, gave his consent to this,
and tho Spaniards ran tho boat up to the
dock, whero they disembarked. Lieut.
Marble then ran up a now American flag
on the vessel, nnd a ship of wnr was
added to our navy.
Liout. Marble also took possession of tho
other vessels in the harbor. One of them
was n big steamer named Beina do los
Angeles. She had been used to transport
troops by tho Spaniards. Tho other ves
sels wero two tugs, four lighters, twelve
schooners, and a number of small boats.
Tho American flag was raised on nil of
Lieut. Marble started with the gunboat
for the sea. Ho took with him two Span
ish officers who had to do with tho
harbor mines. On tho way down ho
told thorn of tho destruction of tho
Spanish fleet at Manila. They said
that the Spanish official reports declared
that Admiral Montojo had won a glorious
victory there. If tho soldiers in Santiago
had known of tho Spanish defeat they
would not have fought the Americans.
Beforo tho gunboat reached tho sea tho
men on our ships saw American infantry
men and cavalry on tho hills at Morro
Castle ind tho sldo batteries. They
knew then that tho surrender was com
plete, nnd they cheered heartily. Tho ships
moved up close under Morro Castle, and it
was then seen what awful havoc the guns
of our ships had wrought. The Morro was
literally a pllo of ruins. It was smashed
everywhere, nnd the rock of which it was
built hnd been crumbled into dust.
Houses on tho hill had been torn to
pieces. Tlicro wero a dozen holes in the
lighthouso on the Morro. Tho building
around the semaphore had boen complete
ly destroyed. There wns a battery to tho
east which had mounted six guns, all but
two of which wero wrecked.
The hill itself had been torn up by tho
exploding shells. This battery was pro
tected by barrels of sand. Tlio reason that
tho Spaniards had shot too high in reply
ing to our flro wns that some of tho
sand bnrrrls In front of tho guns wero so
high that it was necessary to greatly elo
vuto tho guns in order to shoot over them.
Of the guns in tho battery four were mod
ern and two ancient. Tho western bat
tery was in tho same condition.
Boveral of tho guns wero dismounted
and tlio earth was all torn up. The sard
bags used to protect the guns were ripped
open in many places. Not n, gun was seen
on Smith's Cay. Tlio battery there was
apparently uninjured.
Inside tho harbor entrance somo tre
mendous holes were seen tliat wero evi
dently mado by tho guns of the Vesuvius.
Tho first close Inspection of tho wrecks
nt tho entrance revealed that the Beina
Mercedes docs not block the channel.
Sho has two 12-inch holes in her aide,
showing that she was sunk by the Texas
or some othor of our ships nnd not by the
While tho ships were inspecting the
entrance Lieut. Marble arrived on the
captured gunboat. Ho had a great re
ception from all the ships.
The Spanish officers volunteered to help
remove or explode the mines in tho har
bor. They suld that thero were six; dan
gerous ones, and that four had been ex
ploded against the Merrimac
Thero were nlso some contact mines to
the right of the Merrimac going in. The
officers said that the mines to tho left of
tho Merrimac had been removed to let
Admiral Cervera's fleet out.
Lieut. Capehart, with some other offi
cers, was sent in at 2 o'clock to explode
the mines.
All tills time the Bed Gross ship Btate of
Texas was lying near, demanding to be
sent in. Admiral Sampson refused, how
ever, to let them in, despite their Impa
tience. Half a dozen launches from tho war
ships accompanied them in detail to ex
plode the mines. They worked all the
afternoon, but no explosions were heard.
At 0 o'clock a number of Cubans wero
seen on the western battery. A few min
utes lator a Cuban flag wns raised at that
A wlg-wng flog on tho Now York worked
for half an hour and then tho Cuban flag
wns hauled down. Tlio Brooklyn then
sent a party of marines ashore
Tlio Bpanish gunboat, which hnd re
entered tho harbor, camo out again nt G
o'clock, and word was signalled to Miss
Clara Barton, on tho Stato of Texas, that
he could go into tho harbor.
Tho stonmor started in with n, Cuban
pilot on the bridge, nnd it was followed
by tho despatch boats. Thoro was not
timo to go all tho way to the city beforo
Long beforo this tho soldiers had re
stored order in tho city. From 12 o'clock
on thero wns n continuous stream, of
refugees crowding back ovor all tho roads
to their homes, whilo streams of Spanish
soldiers wero crowding out of the town.
Oon. Shatter assigned to tho latter
places near our lines. They did not ob
servo much ordor ns they marched from
tho city. An they reached tho riflo pits
they stacked their rifles and went into
They spent the timo in good-natured
chaffing with our men and eating tho
hardtack which tho Americans gavo them.
The exact number of rifles turned in wns
not known when tho despatch boat loft.
Gen, Linares and Gen. Toral were not in
the city when our flag was hoisted. Thoy
stayedin houses outside tho town.
Gen. Shatter has ordered that our troops
chango their camp to-morrow and go into
cnmp on tho ridges and mountain peaks,
whero tho country is far moro healthy.
Tlicro is much comment upon tho ab
senco of Cubnn lings in any part of tho
ceremonies nttendingtho surrender, when
so mnny of them nro seen nround tho mil
itary enrops.
Gen. Shatter told Gen. Garcia that ho
would leave all civil Spnnish officials in
offico until tho Spanish soldiers wero all
sent away.
Ho did not know how long this would
take. Tho Cubans nro considerably dis
satisfied with Gen. Shatter's decision, but
their discontent will soon blow over.
Gen. Linares nnd Gen. Toral will remain
out of tho city until a transport is rendy
for them to go aboard.
Tho refugees from tho city found on
their return thnt all their houses had
been looted by tho Spanish troops.
Thero is no news ns yet of the intention
of tho Government at Washington regard
ing tho disposition of tho troops here.
Gen. Shatter Buys positively that none of
tho men nshoro will go to Porto Rico.
Gen. Miles spent nil tho day on board
tho Ynlo and declined to receivo nny vis
itors. It is reported thnt tho First Illinois
nnd tho Thirty-fourth Michigan Volun
teers will start for homo Into in tho
Tho doctors aro doing thoir best to In
duce tho authorities to send nil the troops
possible north ngnin to got them out of
this climnte and give them a chanco to re
cuperate. They say that if tho troops nro sent
north there will bo very few cases of sick
ness, whilo if they stay hero there will bo
very many.
Since tho surrender of tho city tho men
nro satisfied to either go or stay.
Commodoro Wntson is still at Gunntnnn
mo awaiting orders. He is ready to start
at any time.
we Bo.viunn maxzaxilzo.
Havana Announce. That Seven of Our War
ship! Are Encaged There.
Special Colli DupatcH to Tni Suit.
Havana, July 18, via London. Seven
American warships begnn to bombard
Manzanlllo, on tho south coast, west of
Santiago, this morning. Threo steamers
of tho Mencndaz lino were struckby shells
nnd caught fire.
Tho gunboats at Manzanlllo left the
port to attack tho Americans, but went
nshoro. Tlio result of tho bombardment
is not known.
Tbo suub aboard tho steamers at Manzanlllo
wero landed and used in tho dsfonce asalnst
the American bombardmont,
Tho gunboats Delgado and Parcja wero
Captain-General Blanco has telegraphed a
congratulatory messago to tho commander at
Manzanlllo nnd has ordered him to resist to
tho last.
The Government Wouldn't Let Her Tow Out
a Coal-Laden Hthooner.
SpKial CalU Dtipakb to TBI Son.
St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, July 18.
The American auxiliary cruiser Yosom I to sailed
hence at noon to-day, haying on board pro
visions sufficient to last four months.
She had recolvod orders from Washington to
tow to Guantanamo an American coal-ladon
schooner that was chartered here at the out
break of tho war, but the Govonimont refused
to grant clearance- papers to any but United
States vessels.
Santo Domingo Heudi nil Armed Faroe to
Great Inngua to Demund Oen, Jlmlnei.
bpetial Call Oi'paUK to The Bom.
Yiv.it. July 1H. Dr. Betnnces, the agent of
the Cuban revolutionary party, has rcoelved a
cable despatch saying that an armed force of
the Eepubllo of Santo Domingo has landed on
tbo Island of Great Inagua and is trying by
threats to compel the British authorities to sur
render the political refugee Jimenez, whose ex
tradition Banto Domingo bat (or along timo
I vainly demanded,
urn him '
He I. Alio Said to nave Fired a Shot nt the
Irene Dewey Bay. the Sltnnllon Ilai Im
provedGen. Andenon Preparing for
the Comlngllrlgadei HI. Troop. Already
Going Into Cnmp South of Manila Onr
Men Are Reconnoitring Behind the City
to the North Store Insurgent Snccrnei
Aculnnldo'i Overture! to the Spnnl.h.
Sptcial Callt Dttpatditl to Tnr Be.
Oavit-. July 14. via Hong Kong, July lB.-In
conversation to-day with the correspondent of
Tan Sow, AdmlralDowev said that tho situation
with referonoo to tho notions of tho German
warships In tho harbor here had muoh Im
proved, and that it was now tlio most satisfac
tory slnco the annoyances began.
Aftor the incident at Sublg Bay, whoro tho
German cruiser Ireno is said to have refused
to allow the Insurgents to attack tho Spaniards
on Isla Grande, a situation that was changed
immediately upon tho arrival thero ol the
United States warships Conoord and Ilalolgh,
some correspondenoo took, place between Ad
miral Dowoy and Admiral Dlodriah, the Ger
man commander, tho result of which haB been
a better understanding.
Tho Gormans deny that they interfered with
tho insurgents. Thoy say that they refused to
answer insurgent signals whilo tho Insurgent
flag flow from a Phlllpplno vessel.
Gen. Anderson is making preparations for
tho arrival of the othor American btigndos,
which nro expected here shortly, ne has
caused tho country immediately south of Ma
nila to bo examined to loam It It is suitable for
an oncampmont. To-morrow he will send a
battalion of California troops, under Col. Du
bosc.tocamp above Paranaauo, in order that
thoy may gain exporlonce in Hold llfo and bo
near enough to tho Spaniards to hear somo
shooting. It Is likely that more troops will
join them when tho next expedition arrives.
Tho insurgents had a hard fight south of
Manila on tho night of July 10. They succeeded
in driving tho Spaniards Into their last tronch
before Malato, wkloh Is tho last outpost to tho
southward of Manila.
A party of Gen. Anderson's men started to-day
to roconnoltro behind Manila, moving around
from tho south to tho north.
Manila. July 13, via Hong Kong. July '-'8.
Agulnaldo's Socrotary Legardo, accompanied
by a prominent loyal natlvo named Blanco,
who Is a prlsonor on parole, visited Captain
Gonerol Augustln and urged him to agree to an
honorablo surrender.
Thoy pointed out tho difficulty of restraining
50,000 nathes who woro eager to enter
tho city. They declared that if the
Spaniards did not yield tho besiegers
would bo compelled to bombard and storm tho
place, when tlio slaughter would probably bo
unparalleled In history, the oxoltement of bat
tlo making it Impossible for tho attackers to
Legardo proposed that tho Spaniards and
natives agrea to become reconciled under n
republic, nnd then jointly endeavor to persuade
tho Amoricans to abandon operations here and
appeal to tho powers to recognise the indo
pendenco of tho Islands.
Gen. Augustln answered that he must fight to
tbo end.however hopoless tho prospect might be.
It Is doubtful whether Agulnaldo based any
real hopo on tho Interview, but tho adoption of
his proposal would obviously havo lmmonsely
furthered his alms.
As it Is, ho finds it increasingly dtffloult to
capture tho town or to make an Im
pression upon tho fortifications. HIa swooping
successes in tho outskirts havo Iargoly been
aided by treachery. Tho nature of the coun
try, too, has favored the methods of the native
Agulnaldo is now shipping artillery from
Malabon. whloh Is a tedious and difficult task.
Tho natives Inside tho city nro getting Im
patient, and aro beginning to waver in their
loyalty to Agulnaldo.
They recolvod a conoerted signal to prepare
for assault a fortnight ago, but the final signal
has not yet boon glvon.
Admiral Dowoy Is tightening tho blockade,
fearing that his gonoroslty In allowing neutrals
to visit CavlW and Mallbon and to sond and re
ceivo malls may bo regarded as Invalidating
the blockade.
Tho mall privileges have been surreptitiously
employed to convoy Spanish despatches. He
has threatened to station warships opposite tho
The Spanish ofilcors declare that if the ships
oomo within range they will certainly flro upon
them regardless of conseauonces.
The consensus of opinion Is that American
notion will be doforred until September, when
tho weather will bo cooler and drier.
There aro occasional skirmishes in the out
skirts of the olty. which, howover, do not affect
tho situation.
Tho flour supply of tho city Is practically ex
hausted, but there is plenty of rice and buffalo
Hono Koho, July 18. The German warship
Cbrmoran has arrived here, bringing sevon
Somali sailors who formerly servod on the
Spanish warship Isla do Mindanao, threo Ger
mans and an Englishman.
The Cormoran left Manila on Friday last.
Tho position was then unchanged. Bhe reports
that the American crulsor Boston sailed on
Wednesday for Caps Egano to meet the second
expedition from Ban Francisco.
London, July 18. In reply to a question re
garding the rumor that the British Consul at
Manila, when be arranged for the safety of the
British subjocts In the city, had failed to in
form the poorer classes, Mr, Curzon said in the
Houso of Commons to-day that a report of tho
matter would be demanded from the Consul.
Iu tho meantime, he said, the Consul had boen
advised to be careful to give full publicity to
notices Intended for the guidance of British
A despatch to the Eallv Mail from Hong
Kong says on tho authority of Mr.
Wlldman, tbo American Consul, that as
tho German warship Irene Mas passing
Mairtvelos tho other day tbo United Btatoi de-
(patch boat Hugh McCulloch was sent by Ad
miral Dcwoy to ask hor to stop.
Tho Irono refused to comply with tho re
quest, whereupon a shell wns fired nt her and a
boat was sont to watch her.
Admiral Dlodrlohs protostod against thin no
tion, and Insisted that tho German ships wero
ontltled to enter tho harbor without bolng
Admiral Dowoy, howoor, declined to rccog
nlzo such a right. It Is reported
that Admiral Dledrlchs askod Capt. Chi
chostor of tho British warship Immortnllto
what ho would do If tho Germans Intarforod
with nn American bombardment of Manlln.
Capt, Chichester repllod that only Admiral
Dowoy nnd hlmsolf knew what action ho would
Captain-General Chinchilla Tell, of tho
rerlli That lleiet Her.
Bptctol CMt DttpalcH to tSt Sun.
London, July 10.-A Madrid dospntch gives
an Intorvlow with Cuptaln-Gonoral Uhinchllln,
In tho oourno of whloh ho said;
" We aro taking tho Via Dolorosa, from which
wo can only escape by facing considerable dan
gors. No matter what wo do thero Is no uncer
tainty that complications will not arise
" Should peaco bo signed tho malcontents will
affirm that tho conditions aro dishonorable and
will take ndvantago of the opportunity to stir
up If not rovolutton. at least demonstrations, of
which It Is impossible to foresoo either tho ex
tent or result.
"On tho othor hand, if hostilities with tho
United States aro continued, tho Amoricans
will carry out thoir projoct of bombarding tho
Bpanish coast. It la possible that in less than a
fortnight thoir fleet may be at Cadiz.
"Certainly wo are prepared for suoh a visita
tion, but wo oan only provont a landing In
Spain, whoreas tho shelling of our ports would
be a terrible disaster."
Tho Interviewer rec&llod that it was said thnt
Europe would oppose a bombardment of tho
Bpanish coast cltlos,
Gon. Chinchilla replied : "A great deal Is
said, but nothing Is ever done Wo aro in our
present painful situation proclsoly becauso
when tho war began wo bellovod evory rumor
that was sot afloat.
"Spain must rookon on nobody becauso no
body Is disposed to come to hor holp. I am
thoroughly oonvlnoed that Europe would not
stir though tbo Americans were to land In
Spain and march as conquorors through tho
streots of Madrid.
" I bellevo that pcaoo negotiations aro for ad
vanced, but are not proceeding smoothly.
" Tho American conditions are not accepta
ble; so much so that a successful conclusion
seoms to mo to bo tar off unless tho Intermedi
ary powers succeed In overcoming tho difficul
ties." Tho lntervlower interposed : " Which nro tho
Intermediary powors?"
Gon. Chinchilla replied : " I understand that
Great Britain, in an unofficial way. Is represent
ing tho United States behind tho soenos, as It
wore, and that Austria is acting similarly for
"This statement does not effect my opinion
that Spain is unablo to count on tho friendship
of Great Britain.
"She hopes to be rewarded with a blto out of
tho cako. such as tho creation of a port nt To
rifa or an extension of territory at Gibraltar.
" Groat Britain does nothing for nothing.
"Austria has consonted to defend Spain's In
terests owing to tho relationship betweontho
Queen Begent and Emperor Francis Joseph.
" I repeat that theso Intermediaries aro not
ing unofficially and are in no way bound. They
may withdraw at any momont."
The interviewer askod whothor It was truo
that the army was flrmly opposed to poaco.
Gen. Chinchilla said: " No. It Is not truo. Tho
army would bo against tho conclusion of a
humiliating peaco, becauso It doos not oon
slder Itself vanquished by tho destruction of
Admiral Cervera's squadron, but It would not
be hostile to peaco If tho terms wero honorablo.
Moreover, opinion In tho barracks Is very muoh
" Tho young officers, of course, are partisans
of a war & Voutranct. which Is altogether to
thoir orcdlt.
"They possess nrdor and dash, for thoir en
viable age allows thom to bo carried away with
admirable patriotic enthusiasm.
"Their older comrades who reflect and con
alder tho situation In all Its aspects are natural
ly less hot headed.
" They know the difficulties and study them
and are moro circumspect. The rank and file
aro woll disciplined. Thoy say nothing but
await orders and are ready to obey blindly
whether they are told to go to Cuba, the Philip
pines, or tho coasts of tho Peninsula, Thoy
take ovll days with tho good with superb sto
lolsm, never recriminating, novorcomplanlng.
"Tho Bpanish soldiers aro an honor to the
country. Meanwhile negotiations are going on
very laboriously. I hope they will succeed.
Howover, I am not overconfident.
" Thoro Is another black Bpot on the horizon
the possible refusal of the Cortes to ratify tho
terms as agreed by tho Government.
" Then tho Imbroglio would Indeed bo com
pleto. Probably within a fow days If the nego
tiations are unsuccessful tho resignation of
Prime Minister Sagasta will be officially an
nounced. In that case a new Cabinet is ready.
"The principal mombors would beDukoAl
modovan do Bio, Rodrlgo, Rlos and Gamazo,
while Gen. Martinez Campos would bo Captain
General of Madrid.
"Tho new Cabinet would bo liberal and would
be a gorornmont of liquidation. Altogether the
future Is obsouro.
"Tho clouds over our unfortunate country
are dense. Tho torrlblq quoatlon is when and
how the storm Is going to break."
Tho Interview Is undated, and tho absence of
any referenoo to Santiago suggests that it was
prior to tho surrender of that city.
Snb.crlptlnni Still Coming In Tho.e of 8500
nnd I.f Will lteach 100,000,000.
Washington, July 18. Subscriptions to tho
war loan bonds nro still coming In, desplto tho
fact that Soorotary dago's circular inviting pro
posals fixed 3 P. 31, of the 14th Inst, ns tho closo
of tho period within which thoy would he ro
cehed. Since that time nearly 20.000 applica
tions havo conio to the dopnrtment. Of theno
about 6,000 havo been Inoludod by tho officials
In thellstof tbo subscriptions coming within
the terms of tho circular. They were delayed
by failure to make railroad connections, hnv
Ing been doposited In the malls at tho starting
polat in time to havo reached Washington, hud
there been no unusual dolay, by 3 o'clock lost
Tho accepted applications havo not been nil
tabulated, so that complete figures cannot ynt
be given. To-night Mr. Vandorllp, Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, said that subscrip
tions In sums of tflOO or less would reach fully
imi.OOO.iKM), or flO.OOO.OOO In excess of his
estimate last Thursday. Tho prospect to. night
would cut little or nothing The allotments to
subscribers under that sum would nearly x
(mint ttio J'.'OO.OUO.lrtJO to ho Issued Secretary
Uano said to-day that there would be no f urllu-r
Issuh of bonds, In his opinion, before no.t
Cumarn'. Kciundrun at CarthngenaT
fvicial QsbU DttpatcK to The Box.
London. July 18. A despatoh to tho Central
News says that Admiral Camara'i squadron hat
arrived at Carthagena. The Government h-
vr. refuses to admit thai tho vessels nro tliuw.
ss citAMiinns or covmeiick r.v spaxb am
S.tl' TIIEl' WAXT IT. Um
They Iteprmrnt Cnmt Town, bnt tho Inland F
Cltln Itnvn Not Declared Hither War- JJtt
Hnmo Cnliltii-t Members Any the Cubnn fllE
ninrknrtc Cniinot Itn llrakrn nnd Now II WM
the Timo to Srrk Incc Tlio CnpltnlBf 7B
linn of Snntlusn Ofllrtnlly Announced '.I
Mow Orlenm Hlnks tlio Antonio Lopes- W
Sprint CaUt Hnpatth to Tnr: Run. 3
Mxniun. July IB -Tho Tresldont of tho rfjl
Madrid Chamber of Commorco has recolvod Sjfl
twenty-fix q declarations In favor of ponco from ,Jtl
Chambers of Commorco representing coast dhv ill
trlots. Nonoof thoChambon of inland cities jw
ha declared either way. j-JSl
Tho lossof theHtoninerSnntoDomlnBO, whloh MBi
wni destroyed by tho Amorlonim whilo attempt- Mf
Ing to carry prmlslons nnd supplies to Captain- JU
General Blnneo, has confirmed certain mem- . iflj
bersof tho Cnblntt In their belief that now Is ffl
tho opportuno time to seek pcaoo, ns tlio loss js
of the steamer shown the hopolowtnons of at- jgj
tempting to run tho bloeknde. 21
Tho expression attributed to Oen. Wolseley, '
thoCommaiidor-tn-Chiot of thp British Army, BJ
that he hopod tho Amerlcnns would not moot '
with oxen a temporary revcrso In their war w
with Spain, coupled with tho fact thnt he has e
jolnod tho Anglo-American Association, Is ro- TU
sontod hero ns unbefitting tho eommnndcr of I
tho nrmy of a neutral power nnd as opposed to i
tho traditional good tnsto of British army offi- i
cere. It is suggostedthat Spain rotnliato by ro- j ,
fusing tho customary indulgence to the British $ I
garrison nt Gibraltar to play polo, golf, Ac., on 1 1
Spanish territory. It Is not llkoly thnt the sug- j fl
gestlon will bo adopted. r I
Among tho Cnrllst rumors Is ono asserting i J
that sixty Carllsts linvo risen at Uarco do Vnl '
do Orras. Tho Gunrdln Chll la unablo to copo ' 1
with tho rebels, lif iuforcoments will bo sent 9
If tho report proves truo. Tho rising Is aprnr- M
ently nn Independent movement, nnd was not JK
instigated by tho Cnrllst headquarters. gij
Tho marine commnndnnt at San Juan, Porto 5
Blco, has cnhled to Gen. Correa, Minister of fjf
War, that an American cruiser of tho Now Or- m
leans type has fired upon nnd burned tho Si
Spanish Transatlantic lino steamer Antonio fM
Lopez. S
Admiral Ccnora yestordny cabled from An- W
napolls, Md, to Bcflor Aunon, Minlstor of ifc
Marino, announcing his arrh nl at that plnoo. m
Tho capitulation of Santiago do Cuba Is offl- S
dally announced and an outliuo of tho torins la 2
ghen. B
Tho parties opposed politically to tho present iiS'
Government, especially tho Carllsts and tho . fj
Republicans, appear determined to uphold tho iji
clause of tho Constitution forbidding tho Ex-
ecutlvo authority to alienate In any fashion any Jf
national territory without tho sanction of tho .;
Cortes. Tho Ministerialists contend that this :;'.'
clause applies only to normal conditions, and ji
tho Govemmont will probably aboudon Cuba J;'
without reference to tho Cortos. j
Tho clauso of tho Constitution referred to is tf,
tho Fifty-fifth, whloh reads: " Tho King must xl
havo tho authority of a npoolal law In order to Mi
nllcnato, code, or oxchango any portion of fg
Spanish territory." jjj
Orders havo boen given that honcoforth tho $
coast and harbor lights of tho Baloarlo Isles ' f
shall bo oxtlngulshod. ?
Rumors of offorvosconco In tho provlncos w
abound. It Is said that Baragossa is espe- yf
dally disturbed, tho Incroaso In the Octroi
taxes having lnconscd tho poor, who' nro ro- W
ported to havo arisen at Iluolva and burnod tho w
administration buildings. ft
Tho choking of tho newspapers by tho Gov-
ornmont is causing uneasiness and a dread of
unknown disasters. It
Tho Impartial attacks President McElnley
for refusing to mako concessions to Gen. Toral, W
and says that ho Is moro rapacious than his W
own Gen orals. 'Hi
It suggests that ho is Impelled to prolong Wi
tho war by somo designing nation, probably rof
Great Britain, with whom ho has arrangod to 06
extend tho war to Spain in exehango for tho 15t
support of Groat Britain, who socks to finally JfH
obtain territorial cnlargomont at Gibraltar or Jjj
In tho Canary Islands. - mj
Tho foar of Commodoro Watson's squadron si'
Is haunting tho populaco of tho coast towns, 4,
and thero Is an exodus Inland of thoso who art SfM
ablo to afford to leai o tho cities. fv
The bollof Is vory gonoral that Commodoro m
Watson sailed somo days ago and that ho Is , W
liable to appear anywhere along tho coast at K
any timo. fi'j
Tho uncertainty, which tho nowspapori do Sjl
not rollove, adds to tho droad. jj?,.
Awnltlns; Orden Manitoba Here, nnrvard IP
nnd Mliinewnikn Kxpectod. 3
Tho United States auxiliary crulsor St. Louis, f
from Annapolis, which anchored outsido tho H '
Hook on Sunday evening. Is taking on coal at M i
her plor, foot of Tulton street. Capt. Goodrich r l
when uskod what ho camo horo for and how '-Ij
long ho was going to stay, said ho was blossod '
If ho know. Ho said ho bad boon ordorod to St .
come horo, coal, and wait for ordors. Ho under- m
stood that tho 8t. Louts waa to carry supplies '
to Santiago. Asked It ho might carry troops to JF
Porto Blco ho said ho would if ho was or- i
dered to. Ml,
Tho Manitoba, ono of tho Atlnntlo Trans- l
port's ships bought by tho Government, arrived SI,
yesterday, and tho work of .gottlng hor into 9JL
slmpo for a troopship began at onco. Tho Mln- I
nowaskn, tho only ship bought of tho Atlantlo ft
Transport lino thnt has not been turned over to Yi
tho Government, is duo to arrive hero on Sun- Jj "
day or Monday. This fnct, together with tho l ,
report that thnHnrnrd is oxpoctod hero in a 5J
fow days, has led to tho belief that Now York &
will be mado the port of departure for somo of l
the regiments to bo sont to Porto Rico, fjl .
She Will l.nnd Hpniil.li Offlcen nt Annnpo- rf.
Hi mid Then bull for New Turk, S; j
l'oMhMriUTH. N. II.. July 18 -The United j
Stnti t cruiser Ilanard, Capt Cotton, left Ports- R r
mouth ut 7 o'clock to-night for Annupolls.whoro i j
she will land tho twenty-four non-commls- jjj 1
sioned Spanish odleors Mhom sho has on 3; I
board, and will thou proeood back to New u f
York. Tho hick prthonort woro landed at a
Soavey's Iblaml thin ufternoon. Threo died J
iluiing tho tiny utid uoru limn diatuly Lurlei. Eu
The i hur sick ur linpravlm; vuj
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