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1' njnT' fep j KsffiSilfe yT t' $ Qoudy to-day; south winds. vjm
Eg Writes a Courteous Leto
to Bbu. Garcia.
i And Regrets That Garcia lias
I WilMrawii from Santiago.
r -
' , xumlnds the Cuban Leader That Ho
I , rtenllued n Invitation to Enter Santl-
' I BKO lU,a Witness the Surrender He Hm
; ,,lT,a Jlill Crrillt tn the Valiant Cubans
! I " l nuBcport-'Xhe'VTium Between Spain
und the United States and the Cubans
Could. Take Wo Aotlvo Fart In the Sur-
rendsr Too Spanish Kesldeuta Delighted
with the President's Assurance That
Vrcperty Will De Froteeted-The Judges
Resign Beonuso They Aro Wot Permitted
to Ask Madrid They May Booognl"
Our bowelgnty-ainuy Ked Cross Belief
BUilo" at TTork-Our Troops Will More
V, tnto the Mountains Townrd Tfolguln.
3-rrfaf O JU icMiM Tire Sirs.
Bwruco, July 22. viaKingtrton, Jamaica,
f uly 2& 3eo. Shatter ha sent tho fol
lowing letter la reply o tho oommunloa
tJor. addressed 1 him by Gen. Garcia, in
which the Cubanleader complained of tho
treatment aocordod to tho Cubans and an
I r.oi-itf'd the withdrawal of his troopo
I f -cm fnrthereo-opeiatlon, with tho Amor-
J ictnsl
flf I inrust say that Twos' vwy-rmttch. our
Mir& pilsedntthe receipt of your Utter this
Jjgr morning, and regret exeeedinssy t 7"
l snould regard yourselx as In any way
ml . slighted or aggrieved.
H, "Tou vrlll remember tho toot that I In
' v.ted you to aoeompanyTao Into tho town
I o. Santiago to witness tho onrrender,
vvhirh you declined.
" Thin war, as yon Imowi io between tho
United States and Spain, and It 1 out ofi
thi question lor me to talro any action, In
regard to your forces In connection with
flus cur-render, -which vw made solely to
llit. American Army.
" The policy of my Government la eon-
tinui iit; In power temporarily tho persons
1 or.rupy-inj: the offloes Is ono which I am,
1 of courn , unable to discuss. To show you
I tho viawo held by my Government, I
W4 Inclose a copy of the instructions reoelTed
1 hy mo yesterday from tho President,
1 w ch appear to cover everything; that
1 ci' ti possibly arise in the government of
i this territory while it Is hold by tho
$Jg Duill States.
B "T-uU credit has been girwn to you and
vmj ymir TBltaut men in my report to my
Ton Government, and I wish to acknowledge
I SI to you the great and valuable assistance
A H you rendered during the campaign.
','BI "I regret very much to know of your
b" dt rmination to withdraw yourself from
Ifl thi vlrijilty. I remain yours very sin
JK cercly, Buatteb, Major-Qeneral.
Ccn. Garcia hns withdrawn his troops
V irc.n Hie vicinity of the city. Moderate
ifl Cul nn drod the accession to power of
M ti.- . ubnn ns much ns the Bponiards do.
,H Picsljirit MeKli. ley's proclamation un
H nom c.u th.it property rights would be
fl rrp.-c:,d nril (hp law enforced has pro
fl di. cd n feeling of relief among the Span
IB la. Jh, w'm fcjrtd the cnnusciition of their
- XTnj.riy. A great many Hpnnlards will
' nn.. in In Santiago instead of returning
IS t ip-i'll.
(B ' lni Judges of the fipanlHh Court of Juh-
H ti.M hi;ld a conference upon the (juestion
I ii recognizing th sovereignty of the
1 V. It' IStnKn or resigning and denlred to
M -nt-olt the Oovcrnment at iludrid In the
jH1 '".'.or. Oon.Plmfter informed them that
U9 f4 "' 'Iji'.-Id tloverninent wnn powerless In
V -',." .ifi'.urrt, i.nil tho Junticci will
; ionic .iii'iitlj resign.
1 H " ''uliiin non-eumlmtuntu aro prepar-
' M 'hnj tttion to rr-idcnt McKiuloy aak-
" '"' ieiiiuv.il of tliuRpimiHh oflicuhold-
JH . iliey Fiy thiit the Cubans wero
U fc "'gi.i:, fur libcfiy when tho Ainorl-
H 1 '''" lnteiv.nril tuuxpcl tlio Hpaniardrf.
I 1 I' .i -'lot thePjiunlshuulhoritieH fihouid
mj( h'lxel II It'll.
j I'rig.-Ouu. Tjnnurd Wood, formerly of
T ' '" i'i ,gh iidnrH, hus ciitcrt-d upon h!
JutlcB ,, Jlllitur.vOovmnor of gun tin go,
".R " '- '"wnj.-jjiviit witlufnotion.
D ,,,,,' llin.,i.jii1n of n few oncounters
Mf '"ti.- Aiilmrl,, the ,;ltj- JH fjulot. Shops
jjKfc ""' -."'iliit, iiml IiuhIiiuhh gcnernlly is
JVJ i'"'.-nr- .jj,. TV hpjtilurd, boththtisol.
Ijly ' .' .If 'tviliuiM, i,i.iir no anluiimity ,
mm ' '"'' "'" K "'.r!en, but tliy Hpeul:
mm' , y" '''' "' l Uio rulmiif. ThnMlulh
Iluw ''tf.nt', ,1,-n tl.o only tronpn jii
H(Jb '!'.' ,.. ii ,oy i,a not, the allgliteut
Hf) "'''""' "i iiiiuntnliilng ordor. Tin
H s,"it.li MihlieiH me nnxious to leave for
VF " t tin) eiiiiu-rtt jmnslblt, moment.
H '" 1'"''1 I'i'H not. lied tho First Division
m '' ' f' "'""irijullon mi .July 21.
jHT ' I ( -i ,i iiiilifH iiuru nil been
imB ' """ In' tv uiioi'Ht.itn of Toxiid
(B, " ""' I'-lo-l i in the ciMtunu shed.
l9 hcf sutlons ,ma c,yI,tloiWC hoys bepn
establishod, whero all Comoro aro fed,
women and children having preference.
Tho poor gather in crowds at these places
dnily to got their allowance of soup and
bread. Food is scarco in the city and
prices aro vory lilgh.
No definite plans for tho disposition of
thn troops havo been given out. All that
is known Is that they will retire to tho
hills In tho direction of Ilolguln, which
place amy bo attacked. In tho ovent of
nn attack upon the place it is expected
that tho Spaniards thero will make a
stubborn resistance. Tho soldiers who
are accustomed to Indian warfare are to
bo retained in Cub until tho trouble is
fituilly settled.
Dr. A. M. Lesser, Mrs. Lessor, and three
Ited Cross nurses belonging to Dr. Lessor's
stuff have all recovered from their attack
of fever and are returning to tho United
Htntcs. Dr.Farker of New Orleans is ill
with fevor.
Stboney is deserted. Nothing is left
there ozcept the Twenty-fourth Infantry
and the hospitals. Dr. Ouiteros, the fever
expert, is returning home. A party of
engineers under Col. Burr has been sent to
repair tho bridges north of Santiago,
The transports unloading at the San
tiago wharves are returning to the United
States as fast as they are discharged
without convoys. There is no yellow
fever score in the city. A few mild cases
of tho disease wero reported, but their
number is diminishing.
The fear now entortained is that a new
and malignant type may break out in tho
army. To guard against it, everyposslblo
precaution is being taken, and tho men
who have been exposed will bo sent ns
rapidly as possible to camps in the North.
Gon. Castillo says that Garcia will
probably refuso to grant tho request
made by Gen. Miles for a detachment of
fifty Cubans to assist in the operations in
Porto Rloo.
0,000 a Guantanamo Very Glad to Accent
tho Terms of Surrendor.
WlflmKQTOx, July 23. This despatch was
rooolred at the War Department to-nlchtt
Bantiaoo de Cuba. July 236:25 P. 1C
UVutant-Ouurat, WatMngUni
Colonel of Engineers. Spanish army, iait ar
rived from Gaantanamo. He heard front
Trench Oonsul that Santiago had surrendered
and that they had been included. Notereditlng,
hs was sent here to verify the fact. They will be
very o'sd to aooept terms of surrender; very
short of rations, and I tbalt have to begin feed
ing them at one. EsteUs me there are 6.000
men at that place. Am now feeding 0,000 well
prisoners hero and 1.600 etok in hospital. Ex
pect 2,000 men in to-morrow from Ban Luis
and Palmos.
"Will send an officer to-morrow or next day,
with one of Gen. Toral's, to receive sarronder
nt Gaantanamo. and than go to Bajrua and
Daraooa and receive tho surrender there.
Think the number of prisoners will be fully up
to the estimate, 22.000 or 23.000.
W. B. SnArntB,
Major-Gcneral Commanding.
TBTiLmr jmrnn at aAXTZAao.
Three Deaths Yesterday and Three on the
nut 1,000 Sick, but Only 100 of FflTer.
Wasbtkotoii. July 23. This despatch from
Gen. Shatter was gi?on out by th War Depart
ment at midnight:
" Santuoo. Cuba, July 23.
" JdJulanl-Gtiural. JFaiMmrfim.
"Tho following men died at the yellow fevnr
hospital ut Slboney to-day: Jaolc Doncan. civil
ian ; liert Louis, band. Seventh Infantry; Prl
vata Fred A. Ferclvol, Company F. Thirtr-third
Mlohlgau. On the 21st Inst., Sergeant J. Brit
ton, Troop G. First Cavalry: William J. Howe,
teataatnr: Patrick Hulllvan. Company E, Sev
enth Infantry.
"No deaths at the front have lieen reported
osyot. Complete report will bo B&nt In tho morn
Inir. The situation la not nlannlncr. though
thore aie many slelc with fever, about 1,(100 (ex
act number will be (riven in tho mornlms) Only
n small ran of thoso sick are down with tho
feer. about 10 per cont., 150 in all. Slight
i hanucB of all tho troops have been mado to get
th-jin on fresh irround, nud tho artillery and
cavalry have been moved about three miles.
"BuAi-rKU. Major-General. Commanding."
Nothing UeceUod from Shorter llegardlus
Cuban General's Withdrawal.
WAsniNOTOK, July 23. Gon. Shatter had
failed to notify the War Department, up to the
tlmo Secretary Aleer and Assistant Becretary
Molklejolin loft tho department this evening,
of tho receipt of Gen. Gaicla's letter announc
ing hla withdrawal from co-operation with the
American troops. There is much disappoint
ment over Gen. Shatter's tardiness in thomat
tur. na thn Administration is anxious to know
the facts at ouco, bo that tho stralnod relations
that exist betwoen tno uuuan nnu .imoncuu
forces In eastern Cuba can bo removed heforn
they lead to further misunderstanding. Al
ready efforts are being mado to arrangothe
mnttor satisfactorily.
As far as the Incident concerns the general
jolatlons between the American and Cuban an
thorities, It may bo said emphatically that the
most cordial fooling exists between tho ofd
cla'.s hero tmd the representatives of tho Cuban
republic. I'Jioh sldo is anxious to assist tho
otiier, nnd thero has been no friction, nor U
thero likely to be tiny. Thoro l a dliimitlon
In ofllciul circles to uritlclso Gen. Bhntterfur
hi Inok of tuit In not uniting Gen. Garcia to
wltueas tho formal surrender of BantlaRO. or nt
least to liars oxpltinod to tho Cuban leador
tliat Uioro was no disposition to inuoro him
Oin fihaftor. however, appears to havo lakon u
didlko to IiIh Cuban allies, and bellovoil they
should not )inv boon treated with conslduru
tion Thlrf, however, Is not the view of the Admin
istrntion. Whatever may havo boe:i tho eon
duvl of Gon Gurcla's mon in tho Santlaco oiiin
tuilgn, tho Woblilngton authorities havo not
fjisnuen tlt.i great luslttonco furnlahud to
Llout.-C'o! HuutliiKton'a gallant band of run
lints on Uuantaiiamr. lUy. Thero are man
officials who are firm In the belief that deaplto
ropoiti from Gen Shatter and despatches in
the ii "Topjperi.. I lie Cubans fight well. It is
thn opinion here thut tho matter will blow
,ver, but whllo asettlomont remains Inuboy
uico much uneakinoss Is foil.
Vv lUo Undson tolsr, SUiimrr City of lowell,
nn ib izxrr.CTKn to jihacit a zaxd-
According to the Original Plans It Will Be
Guanlcn, on tho South Coait, About
Fifteen Bllles West of Ponre Itnshlng
Supplies to tho Landing rinco LI it of
the OrcmilsallonsThnt Have toft or Aro
About to Leave to Join Gen. Mllet'a Army.
Wasuwotos, July 23. Officials of tho Ad
ministration who aro most Intlmatoly con
corned with tho conduct of tho war are confi
dent that Major-Gen. Miles and tho first
dot&olimsnt of the military expedition
to l'orto Iltco will roach n landing
plaoo to-morrow, but thoro Is llttlo hopo
that tlia Washington authorities will bo
apprised of tho faot on tho s.imo day. Cnblo
fanllltlos for coiumunieatlng with Washlnuton
will not bo available for Gen. Mllos without
flrpt sending his despatches a long distance by
boat, and it cannot bo expocted that
hU flrtt caro will bo to communleato with
tho Govommeut. Ills most Important work
will bo to make arramtomeiits for the land
ing and to protuct himself from attack from
tho enemy upon his arrival. Unless tho orig
inal plans of thoso in chargo of tho joint mili
tary ami naval oxpodltton aro chanced, the
limtlltirfof tho first detachment of troops will
bo mado undor tho protection of tho uuus of
the Ilest ut Gunnlca, a town about fifteen
mllos v,03tof l'oncc. on tho southern coast of
This proposed landing placo was docided on
by tho War Dopartmont, aftor consultutlou
with representatives of the Insurgent party in
Porto T.Ico. who havo lately been In Washing
ton lu cousultallon with tho ofllci.ils. It Is lo
gardod as forming not only a oom en lent placo
for getting troops nnd buppIIos ashoro
from tho ships, but as tho safest from
attack by the Bpanlards. It is also
within easyreaohof the fine load which loads
from Pocco to tho olty of Ban Juan ou the
uorLhorn ooaat The Admtnlstratlou oxpouts
that upon arrival at the lauding placo, Gon.
Miles will order tho debarkation of his troops
without much delay, for not only Is it
desired to muk a prompt movement against
tho enemy, but tlia commanding General ap
preciates tno caaditlou of his soldiers, some of
whom have beon onboard ship over since tho
fall of Santiago.
Judging from appearances at the War De
partment to-day tho extraordinary aotlvlty
which immediately preceded and lollowed tho
Santiago campaign will cot bs lessenod until
nwe Is received of tho arrival and landing of
Gea. Miles. Tho first information of tills will
probably come in tho form of despatches sent by
boat to the nearest cable station outside of
Porto Blco. but tho Administration expects that
Gen. Miles will soon get possession of the cable
atPonoe. and later of tho ono at San Juan. It
is understood that tho British cables loading
from tliuee points has been cut, but they can be
readily joined by signal ofllcors with Gen.
Milos's army as soon ns the military forces are
prepared to seize and protect the cable stations.
While tho Soorotary of War and the Adjutant
General aro waiting to hear of the arrival of
tlfi first military expedition at Porto Clco the
busiest places in the War Department ao tho
Quartet master's and Subsistence bureaus. Or
ders havo already been Issued tor the movement
of large bodies of troops to Porto Itlco. and the
departmonts which have the task of providing
the soldiors vita Quartermaster's and subsist
ence supplies are fully occupied with the prep
arations for equipping tho several expeditions.
It was learned at tho War Department to-day
that the organizations of troops which havo al
ready left or aro about to leave Tampa for
Forto Rico are the Eleventh and Nineteenth reg
Imento of regular infantry, Tioop D of the Sec
ond Cavalry. Batteries C and M of the Sovonth
Artillery. Troop H of the Sixth Cavalry. Com
pany F of the Eighth Infantry, Gon. Ernst's
brigade of the First Division of the First Array
Corps, consisting of tho Third Illinois, Fourth
Pennsylvania and Fourth Ohio: Gen. Grant's
briiiede, Fiat Division, First Corps, consisting
ol tho First and Third Kentucky and Eitth Illi
nois iLleht Batteries A of Illinois. B of Tonn-
ayh anla and A of Missouri and the Twenty-seventh
Indiana Fattery ; Gon.Garretson's brigade,
consisting of tho Sixth Massachusetts and the
Sixth Illlnoii; Batteries 0 and F of the Third
Artillery. Batteries B and F of tho Fourth Ar
tillery. Battery B of the Fifth Artillery and 275
recruits. Only ten companies of the Sixth
Illinois embarked from Tampa; the remaining
two companies sailed with Gou. Ernst's brigade
from Charl"i,ton.
It w as learned at the War Department to-day
that tho Administration now expects to send a
total force of 35,0'JO men to Porto Blco. A
lii-ge part of this force Is already undor orders
to move, but some of thn oigaulzationstobe
employed in tho campaign havo not beon so
leUod. Col V. J.HecVer.Qunrtorroaster, has been put
iu charge of tho tiauLyortutlon bunlnossof tlto
Forto Ttlean expedition. Howllllcnvo hereon
Wednesday or Tiiuroday next, and will
sail for Porto Bico from Newport Ncv.s.
Col. Heeler was to havo taken ohargo
of tho tninsportatlon of supplies to Forto
lllfo for tho first expedition, personally
commanded by Gon. Miles. Yosterday a tele
gram was received from Gen. Mllos saying that
Jin was disappointed bocauso Col. Heoker hud
not arrived. It was then determined that Col.
Heekor should proceed to Porto Blco as soon
as he hod concluded tho arrangemonts for
sending the Spanish prisoners atSantlago book
to their homos.
Tho Porto Rtcan oxpedltlon in chargo of
Gen. Antonio Mattel Lluveras and the Oultod
States Commissioner, Mr. Warren P. Hutton,
former United States Consul-Ooneral to Mex
ico, loft Washington to-day for Newport Nows.
On Monday morning thoy will ombark at that
placo on the United States auxiliary cruiser St.
Louis, proceeding then directly to Guantoa, on
tho southern coast of Porto Rico, whero they
will join uen. Mllos.
Ton thou and United States troops will ac
company tho expedition from Nowport News,
currying with thera 30,000 rifles, with a cor- .
'spondlng quantity of ammunition, to
cetlur with clothes and othor neccs-
sarlss with which to co.uln their Porto
ltloan allied. Thoro are now 3,000 Porto lilcan
I voluntcors In the neighborhood of Quanlca,
1 avnltliig an oppoitunlty to join tho United
F'atea troops. Most of them aro without arms,
and uro commanded by "mall plantation owners,
I The Porto Means who accompany C'onm.is-
irlonor Sut'on and Gen. Lluvonis arc Boilers
Jluttoii F.ijardu, Ilufaol Marwach, Eniillo Gon
zales. Jcsit buiiPt, Juan Itczoza, Carlos Nuflor..
i and Domingo Ooll.izo. Ail havo rccentlcoine
. to this country from the Island, utter making as
itronR n party tlmro for annexation aspnsdlbln,
i and Gen. Miles dslrcd to take them on theox
j peJitlon in the hopo of bringing over to tho
! revolutionists' cairn some of tho l'orto Itlcaiis
I ,vho are lUlitltigfjr Spain.
Sefinr fajurdo received a letter jestinlay
1 fr m a friend In I'oito Woo. In which tho writer
I a-ya that the war will be a hitter and bloody
one. as not only tho Spaniards, but tho mot of
thouatUe Forto lticaus. will hae to be con-
i The majority of tho Ignorant class of natives
j have beon told by tnelr employers that the
' Am 'tii'ans will lie nvtn more Ajvore on thorn
I 'ian the ripinlards are, nnd thoy have beon
I torrlfted into taking up arms for tholr op
i presjorti.
I K. & tv, K. xv, r, w.
JUloil.iv iods,-4il.
Under Hurry Orders Nino Transports with
4,000 Men Sail for Parlo Itlco,
Tampa, F1b July 23. The Porto Itlco expedi
tion nailed at noon to-day. It consisted of nino
troopships and carried nbout 4,000 men and
Immense quantities of all kinds of storos. It
is doubtful If tho expedition would havo
failed for sovernl days liad It not boon
for tho poromptory orders roootved from Wash
ington last night to start at onco. Tho long
dolay in tho preparations of tho expedition
seems to havo oxosporntcd the officials at tho
Capital, and tho result wus that tlm most
uigent enters to tho ofllcorn in eharga hero
wore received last night. Evidently tho
expodltlon was sent nwny boforo it was
ready, ns tho Fifth United States Infantry,
which wan to havo bean ono of tho
regiments to composo tho expedition, was left
behind, and the two oompanles bolonglng to it
who havo boon occupying Dry Tortngns since
tho beginning of tho war only reaohlng horo
to-right Tho troopship Mohawk was desig
nated as the flagship of tho fleet, nnd on her
wint Gon. Bohwan, commanding tho expe
dition. Tho Mohawk was tho last to loave and. bo
eldos otherstores, earrlod most of the artillery.
It was definitely said by one of tho ofllcors
who sailed on tho flagship that tho lloct would
go to Porto Hico by way of Santiago. Ho also
mid that tho flocthad on board a considerable
quantity of storos for Gon, Shatter's army,
which will bo left at Santiago.
Tho Indications to-nlcht point to tho sending
of another oxpoditlon In tho very near future
from Tnmpa. Thero aro hero a number
of troops who wero to have gone ou tho
expedition which loft to-day, had the ca
pacity of the transports been sufficient.
Among theso nro the remnants of sev
eral reglmonts of cavalry, the Fifth United
Htutcs Infantry and four troops of the
Iloosovelt rough riders. That nuoh an expo
dltlon Is in contemplation by tho Government
nnd that a number of tho volunteor regiments
from horo are to go on it Is evident from tho
fact that thn movement to Fernaudlna wa sud
denly btopped this afternoon. Tho Second
Georgia Regiment was already on tho train,
with equipments nnd horses, whon an order
was received for it to unload and go into camp
ou Tampa Heights.
Tho suddenness of this ordor has completely
upset all speculations as to the Intention of tho
Government. It seemingly means that a num
ber of the volunteor regiments are to be kopt
In Tampa (or some tlmo yet or that thsy aro to
bo sent over to l'orto Rloo ou tho next expe
dition. Tho volunteer regiments still here
aro the Sixty-ninth New York. Third
Ohio. Second Georgia, Third Pennsylvania.,
Fir.t Ohio. 157tli Indiana, Socond New York,
and Fifth Maryland. To-night everything is in
n state of uncertainty around headquarters and
overy officer thore Is in momentary expecta
tion of additional countermanding orders from
xjwff JVKrrponr .vkftj extbditioit.
fioldlers from Cnmp Thomas WUt Arrive
To-day Stores on tho Transports.
Nbwtobt Nrws, Ta.. July 23. The Chesa
peake and Ohio Railroad ofnetaia hero have re
ceived notice that the troop train which was
expected to arrive here this afternoon at 0
o'clock from Ohlokamauga will not get hero
until to-morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock. Thore
u "as snmo delay at Clifton Forgo, which caused
tho change in tho schedule ot tho train.
Five thousand men are expected to arrive
here to-morrow. The men are on two trains
and will go up to Newport News at
such Intervals. It Is more than prob
able that the trains will bo stopped
just outside tho city opposlto tho camping
ground which has been selected by Major Wil
son, and tho men marched dlrsotly there, as
the loading of tho troops on the transports will
not begin until Monday morning or, mny be,
that afternoon.
It is evident that there will be no scarcity ot
food among tho soldiers who are sent
to Porto ltleo. There aro now sixty-five
I cars of subsistence here watting to bs
placed ou board ot transports bound for
Forto Rico. Fiftoon cars arrived this
morning at 1 o'clock, and tho remainder came
in dunng the day Tho material oonslst ot
dinned goods principally, there bslng eighteen
cars of canned tomatoes.
The City of Washington has been reoelving
quantities of stores, ammunition and horses
and the work ot loading her and other vessels
will be pushed to-night and to-morrow. Dur
ing tho day the Washtngtoon took on twenty
cars ot snbslstence, six cars of hay and a largo
number ot horses and guns.
She Lacks Forty Men 'Will Carry Some
Small Boats for the Nary.
Tho auxiliary cruiser St. Taul took on coal
and water yesterday from bargos and will sail
for Santiago to.morrow morning. Capt. Slgs
' (c aid lo.sterduy that ho had mado a request
for forty now mon and that ho thought thoy
would tie sent over from tho Brooklyn Navy
Yard to-day.
Tho Bt. Paul has boon short-handed for a
long tlmo. She had to leave eight men at San
tiago hncause they accidentally took a yellow
fover patient as a passenger In a boat they were
rowing, and yestorday Capt. Blgtboo dlrmlesed
eight more mon because of general unfitness
for duty.
The St. Paul will carry a big cargo of medi
cines and stores to Santiago and will also take
some large cutters and whale boats for the
navy, which may be usod In landing troops at
Porto Rico.
A Largo Number nf Refugees Leave Ja
maica for Home.
Special Cable Deiyatch to Tnr. Sen.
Kwostos, Jamaica, July 23. The Royal mall
steamship Dee sailed from this port to-day
with n large number of refugees on board re
turning to Santiago.
This Is tho Hist batch of refugees that have
relumed since the capitulation ot Santiago,
but thero are thousands of others who will fol
low as soon as they are able to do so.
tke rowjuis lriLii be Timnm.
It Is Said Their Wurfhlps 1T111 Observe
Watson' Operations,
Srecial Cablt Dttjxtlth to Tna Sm.
Tahoier, July 23. It is oxpectod that war
ships of thn vailoud nations will congregate
horo to observe the movements ot Admiral
Watson's American squadron.
The First New York Ilegliuent to Sail for
Honolulu This Week,
Washington, July 23. The War Depattraent
expocti, that the troops destined for garrison
duty In Honolulu will sail (mm Ban Frunelsco
ei.rly next wouk. The propurctlona for depar
ture hnve beon nearly completed. In all proua
ulllty Uen. MerrUm will go to Hawaii, either
with the troops or on another vossol, a little
lator. The military foroo bound for Hawaii
consists of tho First Now York Volunteers.
!Spnlu's Filiating Debt Piles Up.
Svecial ChU UirpiUt l lux 8 UK.
Maphid, July 23. Tho Spanish floating debt
has Increased 78,lfH500 puiotas during tho
past financial year,
.Worth Seeing,
Umiuon'i nowlonofflc and safe deposit vaults,
Ii I Vul U4 sif ujkjr btotitr.-M I.
Bngnstn ts Prepared tn Go ns Par ns Tie
Can Toward Peace, nnil Than Leavo the
Issue In the Ilnuds of n Mllltnry or
Pulton Ministry Cnrllum Is Growing
Past Friends of thn Little King Turn to
Gen. Polavlejn ns the Possible Savior ot
the Dynasty Boblcdo Is the Stronger
Influence Ills Position Not Known,
Special Vabli DtipatcX to Tnr. flux.
London, July 24. Tho domestlo nnd political
situation in Spain still governs tho question ot
peaoo or war. The Hncnsta Government. If tho
rxpllolt avowals of tn chief and moro than ono
of its othor members count for anything, ts
socking to arrango terms with tho United
Status, but so far only denials roach Europe
from Washington.
It is still an open question, ot courso, whet liar
tho present Cabinet at Madrid dares to con
clude poaco upon even the most moderato
terms that President MoKlnley la bound to re
quire; but within tho past weok ovldenco has
accumulated that ficflor Sagasta's Intention Is
to go as far ns possible and thou hand over tho
negotiations ton military or combination Min
istry, preparations for which aro now woll ad
vanced. Tho Spanish people thus far have maintained
considerable pattenco, and are calm undor tho
povere repressive measures which tho Govern
ment has adoptod. Many obsorvors in Madrid,
however, do not conceal their belief that tho
prosont,, quiet is moro ominous than reas
suring. Thero Is no doubt that Carllera
is gaining mnnr convorts of nil classes In
Spain. The Madrid corrospondont ot Tuk
Sum, In a letter received to-day, mentions that
he met a well-known naval officer hitherto
loyal to tho Alfonso dynasty, who did not hesi
tate to confess that ho had just become a con
vert to Carllsm as tho ono foroo which con
tained any regenerating spirit for Spain. If
Boflor Boblodo, whoso position Is not doflned,
should join ttio Carllstb nnd bring Woylor with
him the Alfonso dynasty would be doomed.
Oen. Folavieja Is thn man whom the friends
ot the present regime turn to ns its posslblo
savior. Ho is doeply attached to the Queen
Regent, is almost the only publla man in Spain
with clean hands, and for years has denounced
tho Iniquity of Spanish rule tn Cuba. But tho
task Is ono which would appal the strongost of
great leadors.
Prophecy In regard to the form the inevitable
I denouement at Madrid will take remains diffi
cult. No man has yet appeared on tho political
horizon who is sufficiently strong to handle
matters firmly, and whose policy would be con
sistent enough to allow a logical forecast.
Under the present circumstances Sofior
Robledo seems likely to be the strongest Influ
ence when tho settlement comes. If Gon.
Woylor joins him Robledo will bo tho predomi
nant partner. Both have given indications of
Republican leanings, but Robledo rofusedto
make the definite statement which tho leaders
of his party tried to extract from him at the
meeting on July 17. on the ground that it is not
yet tlmo to make an alllanco with any party.
As a matter of fact he Is waiting and watohlng
for the pronouncement ot publto opinion and
the action of Don Carlos.
The politicians are nasombling at Madrid for
a similar object. Setlores Sllrela and Castolar.
are oxpocted dally. Beflor Morct is already
thoro and in frequent communication with
Bagasta, who it is believed will use him in the
poaco negotiations.
Two things are certain: Carllsm is strength
ening. Its weakest element perhaps Is Don
Carlos himself.
Second, the Government anxiously desires
It In significant that the despatch on July 20
to Tub Sun announcing the Cabinet's deter
mination to seok poaco came without delay,
other despatches which the correspondent filed
from twelve to twenty hours earlier arriving
subsequently. Tho amazing reason of this is
that the censor himself nddressed tho despatch
to Tub Sum's London offlco at the Instance of
the Spanish Government without tho authority
ot The Sum's correspondent, Tho latter. In
quiring about tho matter, learned that the
despatch he had Intended for July 20 remained
unsent. Madrid was then seething with revo
lutionary reports. Tho despatch merely gave
the offlolal denial that Valencia was up In arms
fora republic and Navarre fortheCarllsts; that
Weyler, Cerralbo, and Robledo had been ar
rested, and that Folavieja had been summoned
to command a foroo of 20,000 troops to suppress
the Carllst insurrection.
This message remained unsont. That oven
the denial of such reports wus suppressed In
dicates the panic-struck condition of the Gov
ernment. Meanwhile Madrid has been reverently hold
ing funeral services for Corvera's illustrious
dead. At tho servlcos for VIco-Admtral Villa
mil a most Impressive requiom was beauti
fully sung by a full choir. Tho plaintive solos
were rendered with such feeling that the ladles
v,-ure in tears. The church was packed with
block-dresaed rich and poor. Hero and there
was a brilliant uniform. The peoplo rooall
that Villamll swore he would not roturn alive
unless victorious.
The gloom has boen dissipated in connection
with tho doath of Capt. Laxaga. tho commander
of the Almlrante Oquondo. It was first re
ported that he bad committed suloido In thu
hour ot defeat. If so. aOatholto country and
Churoh might have refused to hold services for
the reposo of his soul, though the Church is
always liberal and given tlia benoflt of tho
doubt, as in tho caso ot Prince Rudolf of Aus
tria. Nevertheless, thoro was mnoh relief whon
Admiral Corvera's telegram was received de
claring that Capt. Lazaga died fighting on his
The Spaniards havo been sincerely touched
by the American tributes conceding tliesolf
saorlfloe and heroism of tho vanqulslied foe.
Thoy havo gladly read that tho conquerors and
oonqueroa nave ooen iraicniizing over tuoir
simple rations. They are suro tho Americana
havo lost nothing In tho eyes of tho world by
tholr courteous treatment of their prisoners.
Madrid dally expects to hoar that tho Amer
icans and Insurgents have come to blows.
Since tho Philippines and Cuba are lost, an
effort will be made by the Government to en
eouiage tobacco growing In the most suitable
districts In Spain.
Tho Mayor ot Madrid has forbidden further
opon-airdances in tho suburbs, on the ground
that thoy do not ncoord with the unhappy state
of thn country. Tho poor, wlio wish to danco
themselves into forgetfulnoss of their miseries,
think it Is arbitrary not to suppress bull lights
and society dances as wall.
wave rounvAitzEns.
It Is Said They Are Proceeding Through the
Uugllth and Preutli Ambntsadur.
Slt-ial Call Dtipalcei ta Til Bu.
London, July 23 The correspondent of Tub
Sun in Madrid telcgmplis that Inquiries In high
official olrclob rogurdlug measures looking to
tho conclusion of peco havo resulted in no in
formation teiidiug to show the actual slluu
tlon. One Important offlolal Intimated that tho
poaco foreoaaU In which tho press had in
dulged wore pure Inventions. Neverthelor.s,
thero Is reason tobellevothat puaco jiourparltr
exist and aro proceeding through tho medium
ot tho English und French Ambassadors.
The Spanish Embassy in London expresses
ignorance ot any ioac negotiations,
Mauuip, July 23. Several Important works
in Barcelona woro closed to-day. Business is
at a standstill, the harbor is absolutely cleared
ot shipping and extreme misery piovalls
throughout tho city.
Beflor Auflon, Minister ot Marine, categori
cally denlas the statements that Admiral Cor
vora has resolved to mako his homo In tho
United States.
Premier Sagasta, upon lenv lng tho MlnUtorlal
Council to-day, said that the Cabinet had loft
tho doclslon of tho quostlon ot a nowspaimr
strike against tho Government censorship
wholly In his hands.
Tho Cubinet will present their compllmonts
and congratulations to tho Queen Regont to
morrow, which Villi bo her Majesty's salnt'sday.
Gen. Polavlejn said In nn Intorvtew to-day
that he did not possess tho qualities necessary
to loud a now party, but that ho would sup
port a new party If ono wero formed.
By Whnt Cubln Ines Havana Tell Her Wn
Have Lauded 18,000 Men nt MnmanllloT
Sr'sial Cable Ihipatch ta TnE Hon .
JlADniD, July 23. A doBpatch received hero
from Havana snyn that 18.000 American sol
dlors have landed near Mauzanlllo. The garri
son at that place is doing everything iossiblo
to prepare the town for a strong defonco.
Part ot tho American squadron, tho despatch
says, is pioccodlng to Jibnra, and It ts believed
that two other divisions of tho squadron will
concurrently bombard Clonfuegosand Marlol.
Coptain-Gcnoral Blanoo Is to presldo over n
meeting of engineers at which It la oxpocted
that additional measures ot detenco will bo
decided upon.
Astrnngo vessel approached MorroCastlon
day or two ago. but afterward withdrew.
A Newspaper's Comments on the Terrible
Condition of tho City.
Kit Wxbt. July 23. A rooont Issue of tho
Jiar(o de La Marina which was received horo
to-day has an editorial which reveals a startling
condition of affairs In Havana, Tho paper de
clares that when tho war began there was suf
ficient food in the storos and warehouses to have
supplied tho city for two months, but that
speculators drova prices so high that, while
thero Is food in tho city, thousands aro starving.
Trlcos aro so high that 150 por cont. ol tho work
ing people are dying ot hunger.
" It is impossible to hide tho real situation,"
says the paper. "The enormous number of
deaths dally caused by starvation In Havana
shows an appalling state of misery. No block-
uaeuony ever suueroa moro. anuso wnu cuu
laugh when they hoar of people dying by hun
gor should tell us what sustains all those un
fortunates In the sickness caused by wont of
food In this healthful city that is threatenod
with depopulation.
For these dead thero Is no funeral pomp.
Tho press has the names of hundreds ot vio
tlms who have died for want of food nnd medi
cal attendance. Those who laugh should ti-11
of wliat these people die. tho poor working
men, whoso factories are closed, and who are
waudenng through the streets' picking from
ash barrels something to eat that Is thrown
away by the servants of those who try to mako
j "Of what do those poor women In rags per
ish who faint in our pablle streets, Interrupt
ing our way with oanB empty In their hands, in
which they thought they might carry some
thing to their little ones, who are waiting,
for them? They were out seeking for the
food that it is lmpossiblo to obtain
through charity or for money : of what do they
die? Of what do their children die? Children
who once had broad and medlolno from tho Do
partmont of Charity. Nobody cares for them
to-day. We say this bocauso we aro
doing a service to the public, and It Is
In the causo of humanity. All these unlucky
beings have died of hunger and misery not bo
causo there Is no food In Havana, but because
It la held at high prlcos by speculators, who
will do as good business as if tho Yankees had
hold of Cuba.
"If wo did not know that those who are doing
this aro Spaniards, wo would doubt that they
had a country "and would suy they were conspir
ing to the samo purposo as tho Yankees, but
going by a dlfferout road."
According to tho same nowspaper, eommu
nteatlons botween tho Isle of Pines and Bata
bano aro still maintained. The steamor Pro
tector and the gunboat Fradoin aro making
constant trips. Mario Ortls Is In command of
tho Fradora, and the gunboat has been sent to
protect tho Islo of Pines.
All kinds ot defonces aro being mado, and sov
eral battalions of infantry, nrtlllery, nnd env
airy will bo sent from Havana at onco. These
forces will bo under Col. Josd Bonet, who has
"If the Americans want to como. I shall soon
bo ready for them."
The Programme for Commodore Watson's
Squadron Was Under Consideration.
Wabhinoton, July 23. A two hours' session
of President McKlnloy. Secretary lane end the
members of the Naval War Board, Admiral
SIcard, Capt. Crowninshleld and Capt. Mahan.
at the White House to-day. was devoted to a
review ol the general situation of tho war, with
particular referenco to the naval features. All
the questions that affect tho navy wero gone
over. It is probable that tho programme to be
Intrusted to Commodore Watson for exocutlon
was tho most Important matter under consid
eration, and that attention was given to the
needs of tho United States naval foroo In tho
Philippines, with a vlow to providing for any
emergency. When ho left tho Whlto House
Secretary Long said that, with the exception of
Us participation in the Porto Rican campaign
und the Watson expedition, tho navy's work
would not bo serious until tho Havuna cam
paign was tnattgurated. As for tlm eastern
squadrou, Mr. lxing fald that It would leave
vvheu tint President said so.
To Be Dlslufeotcd, as a Precaution, Before
She Takes on Coal.
Tho United States auxiliary cruiser Harvard
nrrlvcd from Hampton llouds and anchored oft
Tompkinsvlllo at 7,30 o'olock yosterday morn
ing. Tho cruiser left Santiago on July 8
with over a thousand Spanish prisoners. She
landed sorao at Portsmouth, N. 11.. and Borao nt
Hampton Roads. Tin story of the attempted
revoltof somoof the prisoners aboard her off
Slboney has boon told. Dr. Doty refused
to allow anybody aboard of her yosterday
afternoon, an ho has decided to disinfect hor
thoroughly. This will bo douo because the
cruiser has boen In Southern waters so long
that thero is a possibility ot iufoctlon from her
The dlslnfectlnc steamer James V. Wads
worth will be taken alongside of the Harvard
to-day und work will bo begun at once No one
ajomstoknow whoro tho crulsorwlllgo nuxt,
hut as soon ns tho dlHlnfocUirs aro through
with her she will Uko on coal and supplies.
Carlibud Mud Bnth In America.
1 wo doctors thoroughly fsm.lLsr with the mud
lHUuure, and timing R Urge clientele, wnt seme
one willing to invent f 1&,Oihi for I lit ereetlnu of Brit
clisi la.id o&thu to correpoLd to An elegant hotel,
cuepllotilllj- located nur Clil'Ago, tud which cu
be leiied on very fsvorsble terms, llotel now uwd
for summer resort tuilntee only.
laU ti au exceptional opportunity to make big
money, tat It will pay tn luysjtlgate. Address Doc
tor, P. 0, box ls. Hew York clVr.-s.
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Forts Banged nt Them, Mines Wero Ex '(Mil
ploded About Them and n Spanish' 'taWl
Cruiser Plrod Wildly llenut, tho VQH
Ports Are Ours nnil tho Cruiser Is Bunk. KtH
Kkt Wist. July 23. Tho cruiser Topeka ar- Ifl
rived horo this morning from Nipo, Bantlago nfl
province with details ot tho fight of Thursday, 1 pi
July 21, in which four small American war j pm
shlpientorodthobay. took throe forts and sank l4'l
a Spanish gunboat. j I'm
The Wasp, Loydou, Topoka. and Annapolis (J
had beon blockading the coast about Nipo for i fj
week or moro. Admiral Sampson for sometime j ill
had had his oyo on tho harbor, which is tea j ftl
miles long and four wldo, hns deep water and '" '
will mako on admlrablo base for collier and m
1 warships. On Thursday ha Issued orders to jil
tnko tho harbor. ; jii
The cntrnuco is narrow, and protected on tho jl
western sldo by a Bmall fort, where thoro is a i'
signal station, from which It was believed Ifl
mines laid across tho ohannel were to be oper. j (
ated. On tho oastern sldo was anothor small hi
fort. jil
The Loyden led tho way. followed by tho j
Wasp, Topeka. and Annapolis. As sho passed ' Vj
through tho narrow channel ontranco into tho . yM
harlior two mines were exploded near tho ; i'l
Topoka. Ono blew up a column of water ono j 9
hundred yards ahead ot hor and the othor wao In
two hundred yards away on the port quarter. KJ
As Bonn as the forts at the ontranco wero in S i'l
range the ships oponod on thorn with all guns. p Jti
They repllod. but their shots wero wild, and) I m
ton minutes of American gunnery drove tho ,ij
mon from the battortos. They oould bo &
seon scampering In all directions to ; M
get out ot range. Both forts were deserted j 11
by tho time tho American ships were in tho ; 3
channel, and the littlo squadron passed Into tho S3
harbor safely. II
Onoo In tho broad bay they saw tho Spanish Ih
cruisor Jorge Juan lying off Manglo Point, on Ji'
tho eastern sido of the harbor. Tho American jl
phlps clrolod around tho westorn shore, and, Tj
when within 4,000 yards range, opened on her. M
Bho replied wildly for a fow minutes, but hor If
crow were unable to stand tho rain of shot and
took to their boats aftor a battle ot flftoou mln- f jj
utes' duration.
Tholr ship was then settling in the water, fl
and, seeing that sho was abandoned, each of &
tho American vessols sent boats out to I
her. By the tlmo they reached her the cruiser I
was on the bottom, with only hor uppor works tJ
above water. The Wasp's mon got tho Spanish
colors. The sunken cruiser was a vossol of 000 K
tons and carried three 4.7-inch guns, two
2.8-Inch and two small rapld-flro rifles. Sho )
was 203 feet long. Her whole bow had been. j
torn away by tho American fire, but whethor k
hor sinking was due to lier injuries or to scut" j
tllng is not known.
Beyond Munglo Point Is Point do la Mercedes,
on which are a small town and a fort. Having '
finished with the cruiser, tho Topoka landed
two shells In this fort, and tho shota were an
swered by a whlto flag. Tho work was
now done, except for a search for two ,
small gunboats, mounting ono gun each, '
I which tho Cubans said were In the harbor. The ' !
Wasp nnd Leyden went In search of thom in ,,
tho Inlet. The Topekn left for Key West at 3
-o'clock, and up to that tlmo tho gunboats had 1
not been found. It Is probable that thoy ran 3
up tho Mayora River. j
According to tho Cubans the harbor torts
woro garrisoned by 500 soldiers. . J
Our loss was nothing. How many Spaniards h
wero killed Is not known. r
On the way to Key West tho Topeka passed p
tho Puritan, Terror. Cincinnati and Mont- j-
gomery. These vessels slgnallod that thoy :v
were going to Nipo. , i'i
After tho fight It was found that the channel I
was well sown wltli mines. The Wash and ;
Leyden aro now at work taking them up to.nl
low ot tho entrance of the othor vessels with :
out danger. j
While about tho Jorgo Juan tho American i
jackles dived to the cabin and brought up a
number of souvenirs. Ono was a board on
which was painted tho motto " Be brave and
you will get baok to Spain." !
The Transport Bio do Janeiro Balls front b
Han Francisco wl.h Can. II. G. Otis.
Ban Fbancibco, July 23. Tho transport Rio
de Janeiro, carrying two battalions of tho First
South Dakota Voluntcors. recruits for the Utah
Light Artillery, and a dotachmont ot the signal
corps, passed through tho Golden Gate this
morning on tho way to Manila. Tho vessel lay .
In the stream off tho Paciflo Mall pier last '
night, and the soldiers wore very comfortable
In their quarters. Brlg.-Gcn. If. G.Otis, who
U in command, spent tho night ashore, and
early this morning called on Mnjor-Gen. Mer
rlnm for final Instructions.
Gun. Otis went on board tho ship about 10
o'clock and tho bluo poter was then run up to
tho masthoad. Half an hour later the anchor
was vvelgliad, and amid tho choors of tho
crowds ashore and the blowing of stoma j
whistles tho vessel started on hor voyage.
Tho steamer St. Paul may get away In fir 19
days, and sho will bo followed by tho Roandls, '
nnd Arizona. No troops havo beon chosen foe
theso ships, but, following the pnlloy of Gen.
Otis, recruits of tho dlfTeront reglmouta already j
at Manila will bo sent first. Tho Bcandla needs
so much plumbing that she Is somewhat be 1
hind tho Arizona, but an endeavor will be mado j
to get the two transports oft together. j
mrxaiir spaxiards. '
Some of Them Kvon Sell Ammunition to tho j
Cubans for Something to Hut.
Key Wkst. July 23. Llout. Manuol Rubar-
cabar of tho forces of Col. Carlos Itojas nrrlvea
In port to-day, Ho says the situation is very ..
grave amoag the Spanish, food being very i
senrco. The soldiers aro so hungry nt times $
that thoy urn compelled to sell ammunition to I:
the agents of the Oubaus, Starvation Is at hand ;
at Cardenas nnd the towns nearby.
The Cuban General, Rodriguez, after con-
sulfation with tho officers of his force, re- J
solved to begin nt onco active operation S
against towns In Matanzas and Havana prov- V
lnces. Over 2.10 men have jolnod the forces of j
Ool. Rojos In tho last fow days.
Rubaicabar also tolls ot soveral tights ta
which the forces under Col. Itojas took part
He was Informod that guerrilla forces wero
convoying cattle nnd wero near Cardenas, He
otdcred an attack on theSpanlsh forces at onco.
Aftor n fight of several hours the Spanish re- f
treated, leaving eleven dead, their arms and j
ammunition and tho oattlo thoy carried off and ft
a number of wounded, J
Spanleh Secretury of War Suggests Ports on
the Atlantic and Bay or Biscay. '
Wasuinutos. July 23. -The following dee
spatch from Gen. Bhafter was received last b
"''lt; "BANTunoi)r.CuDA,July22, jj
" I am just In receipt of a letter from Geru j
Torul. saying the Spanish Secretary of Warded 9
blres the troops landed at Vigo, Corutla. on th !j
AUsntio. and at Santander In tho Bay of Dtsoojy i
auAniH, Major-UensralCowmaaduig," j I

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