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HWsPWr''?1'!! " ; IK Htf " "V jpjSgpjjpBapp inill' ''$ ty Partly cloudy; light south win Js. IH '"vol LXV.-NO. 328. NEW YORK, MONDAY, JULY 25, 18 08. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1 1 CUBANS APPEAL m They Ask the President to Re- move Spanish Officials. I WOULD HAIL ANNEXATION. 1 But Meanwhile They Wish to 1 Conduct Affairs in Santiago. I 1,000 Cnban Non-Combatants Sign tho I rrlltlon to the Pretldent-They Say An f nemlion Will Add to the Comfort and Uapplnrm of Cuba and They Expect It ijfA VIU como lu a Few Years Spanish Ofll- yWgr errs Outilde Santiago Dun to Bo Taken HH . to the City Before Tbey Believe That !H Toral Surrendered Oen. Luque Has E Abnndoucd Holguln 400 Yellow Fever Curt In Our Army, Mott of Them Mild iH Soldiers on the Hills Are la Qood Health. Sptaal Cable DttvatA to Tn Bus. H BiimAOO de Cuba. July 23. Tla Playa del Jfl Este.-Tho petition to Presldont MoKlnley. H prepared by tho Cuban non-combatants, who, JH tonally with tlio Cuban anny. object to tho 'H retention of tho Spanish civil officials, has bean itaV signed by 2,000 persons, and It will bo tor- JH warded at once to Washington. It says: H " We, the undersigned. Cubans by birth, rcsl- M dents of the city of Santlaeo. representing with IB our (urn Ilea the non-combatant population 'SI which has suffered for so many years from jA Spanish rule, wish to express the wannest 4H thanks to tho rooplo of the United States for !H having delivered us from tho Insufferable Bpan- 1 Ha Uh nation. We wish to express also our absolute ? confldonco In tholr (rood faith and humanitarian HH purpose, and in tho solemn word of the United IH Btatcs. which pledged that the territory of Bj V Cuba would not be made the spoil of conquest, HL.y that our country Is and will bo free and indo- yK pendent, and that o Ftablo government of our own people, capablo of fulfilling International ' obligations, will be established In this, until bow, unhappy Island. 4flfl "The future of Cuba may be to form part of H the territory of the Unitod States. It is not our H Intention to oppose, that solution. That prob- ably will come in a few years, and will surely fiH add to the comfort and happiness of this peo- fH pie. Hut now all lonz for a government of fH their own, and, as compensation for tho long jH suffering and heroism of tholr army, for the Hn definite- establishment of the republic of Cuba. iHJ ' with its own Cuban authorities, according to f.HJ the noble resolution of the American Congress. f.aH "Wo hope that tho present state of affairs in SHJ Santlaeo. where the Spanish have still In their lH bands the administration, our interests, fata MH and property, will bo short, and that the city vK will bo turned over to the Cubans, and the nil' III leadersof our army onter it with the flog of J JH Cuba waring triumphantly side by side with HI V (B the American flag, as side by side the Cubans HI 1 fought with the Americans against their com- Bj7 ffl mon enemy," mIm) Tho anticipated trouble regarding the sur- Ij ( render of the Spanish forces outside of the W All c"v ' Santiago has developed. It seems Im- TjHF posslblo to the Spanish officers at the outposts jB that Gen. Toral's forces should bavo been sur- . HR ' rendered to the Americans, their oonoeltasto I JHJf tho invincibility of the Spanish arms being jHf, something phenomonal. Consequently the ,', H work of obtaining their submission Is progress- ' Wk toe slowly, but none the less surely. IMF Borne of the commanders at outlying towns J H " simply will not believe that the Amerloans are I HH In possession of Santiago, even when they are JH told so by the officers of Gen. Toral's army R3 who accompany the Americans whon surrender JH Is demanded. It Is noticeable, however, that WS despite this expressed belief none of the Span- wSm lsn forccs hM a rot attempted to make any V Ha 1 verbal resistance. Tholr commanders, as I rulo. declare that they are positive that Gen. mk Toral wou,u "over lower the Spanish flag to AW r American Invading force, and, they Insist jHBj tliat Hilt bo taken to Santiago to seo forthem- I Hfl cI If tho Americans are holding the olty, ' H at H'o """i time declaring that they know HI thoy will llnd (ien. Toral aUU In possession. .-(HJr Several of them havo already obtained the ; tvMenco of tholr own eyes, and it is putting It ' mildly to fay that they were surprised when HI thoy reached joints from which thy oould siJBL f1 look down on the city and see the Stars and nV Elrlifn proudly waving from the stronghold ViMM where (or eeiiturlcs their yellow and red ban- JH oeriiadbocn tho emblem of Spanish sovereignty HI ' through all the political vicissitudes that have Hi mnrlci-d the history of the peninsula, HS Among thrwn who doubted the American yIo- Hh tory v, iin tlm commander of the 7,000 troops at fM Ouantanitmo, who is a Colonel of Engineers. lH H Cnrao t0 H"""ni0 to-day to "disprovo" the lfl ,tory "i had been told to him by tho Prtnoh i Wrl "presetitntivo at Guantanamo, but he learned HlJl 'TOm Utn' Toral l,lm"el, that oMtom Cubo was IHUjl aolwnsor a Spanish possession. HH i,w -Tnixh troops at Quantanamo are In a 'M . bad way, lucking food nnd medicines, and they yHP will iurroudor without making trouble. The JPW condurt of tho (100 gallant marines at Quan- H Unnm Hay n their engagements with the HH SpanNii (ori.n9 there Jg ilko)y to hRV8 oonvinoed jHJB tho Kpanhh commander that It would be futile Eji t0 """'"I't to resist it much stronger American InM? I N""''" h yet been heard from Lieut . Bk I 1 Ull,i "' (" " Shafter' staff, who Is at the head H.' ' tin ciiuulsslon appointed by the American JhJL eoi.iniai,d.r to receive the surrender of the Hfi tri s h, tho district given up by Qen. Toral. HE eoi.vu,,.,, ,(, firaneh commanders that Ban- AHi, '"luHoapltuluted. "jWra ? TliHie ih a ,trong mispielon that some of tho iM fta' ",,,an,,, in thlr refusal to believe are ft!l "tU4t.d l,y 4 lMte to rake tj,jng8 morB M III p"h "" 'or theinselves when they get back to if Hi if 0''u"' L ll'a1"1'' "" "l0 blamo ,or Bl"vnUh de HHjHWBirriniiMi , -..!. ..l. ?itll feat on Qen, Toral, who, from what can be gathorod here. Is likely to bo called upon by a court-martial to answer for surrendering, even when he and all his officers knew there was ab solutely no hope of making asuooeasful defence of the city. Cuban couriers who havo arrived here from the Interior report that Qen, Luque, who bad 10.000 men at Holguln, has abandoned that olty, tearing attack by the Amerloans. It Is not positively known where he has gone, but it Is posslblo that he may attempt to form a junc tion with the forces of Qon. Fando. There has not been the slightest disorder bore slnoe the Americans have been In posses sion. The lowor classes seem to havo learned, as It by Intuition, that any attempt at making trouble would result disastrously to them selves, and they aro consoquontly well behaved. The city Is beginning to take on Its old-Umo air. Thocafdsaro open and at night aro filled with gossiping crowds, who eoem for tho mo ment to forget that the Americana are tn pos session of the city. It Is but for the momont, however, for tho Yankee uniform Is very muoh In ovldenco, turn which way one will. Anum bor of business houses havo reopened, but as yet their Btocks nre low. Tho arrival of the Ward line steamer Philadelphia, notico of whose sailing was cabled hero this aftornoon, is awaited with eager anticipation, as It Is known she is bringing many articles of food and wear that aro sadly needed here. Thero Is eomo yellow fover In tho city, but It Is of a very mild type, and thcro aro few fatal esses. In tho hospitals thero aro soma cases of malarial fover. and a numberof patients suffer ing from sunstroke. Tho city Is already be ginning to show the good effects of the sanitary measures that aro being enforced by the Amer icans, but It will take a long time to put the place In a decent condition. Dr. QuItorassayR that there aro. many cases of mild yollow fever, known tn Cuba o&fltbrt ds acItmacion,whIch pass entirely unnoticed. Some of tlio persons who havo this fever aro rendored Immune from tho more serious disease, but others are liable to attack. The actual number of yollow fever cases nmong the Americana Is 400. Most of these are at Siboney. The hoalth of the troops who aro encamped on tho hills a distance from the city is excellent The ntr thore Is much better than along tho coast, and there Is little danger of any stokness breaking out The members of the Court of Justloe. who de sired to refer to tho Madrid Government tho Question of their recognizing American sov ereignty, tendered their resignations to-day. Qen. Shatter Informed them that conditions bad changed here, and that tho Spanish Gov ernment had nothing whatever to do with thetr holding office. In effect, he said that they must recognlzo Amorican sovereignty or get out This hurt the pride of the Dons and they retired from office. B,0OO MOlttS TItOOPB BVBKEST3KB. Those at Bon I.nU and PoJmo, Soriano Cheerfully Olva TJp Their Arms. WAsniMoroK, July 24. The following tele gram from Qon. Shatter was received at the War Department at 11 :15 o'clock an d was given out shortly after midnight: "Santiaoo sb Coda, via Haytl, July 24. " AdJuUnt-Ocntrat, WaiMnttm: "Lieut Miley has just returned from San Lula and Falma Soriano, where he went four days ago to receive the surrender of Spanish troops. The number surrendered was larger than Qen. Toral reportcd-fl,000 Spanish troops and 860 volunteers and Tolunteor guerrillas gave up their arms and gave parole, and havo gone to work. Threo thousand stand of arms wero turned In, loaded on box cars, and started for tho railroad The Spanish troops accompanied him to Ban Luis, and all apparently were greatly delighted at the prospect of returning borne. They were on the verge of starvation, and I havo to send them rations to-morrow. If tho numbers of troops keen up as they have, there will bo about 24,000 to ship away. Nearly 12.000 aro hero. 8,000 from Ban Luis, 0,000 from Quanta namo. and over 2,000 at Bagua and Baracoa. "BnuTCB, Mojor-General Commanding." FOXX BA.aA.BTA. He 8nys Borne Troops Around Santiago Havo Not Agreed to Surrender. Sptrtal CM DeipaUi to Tax Bum. Madkid, July 24. Prlmo Minister Sagasta to-day declared that not all tho troops In eluded In tho capitulation of Santiago had agroed to surrender. BXClOtBSB AT SANTTAdO. Three More Deaths Iteported, None from Yellow Fever 800 New Cases of Sickness. WAflniNoroH, July 24. The latest official ad vices from Santiago In regard to tho health of tho army show that tho medical officers In charge will havo hard work to prevent a seri ous spread of disease among the troops. It does not appear, however, that yollow fever has made much headway, and the Administra tion hopes that no mors virulont form of the dreaded disease will develop. Up to the pres ent tlmo there has been no very severe cases of yellow fever reported, and ths medioal depart ment of the army has found that the Isolation of cases has worked very successfully up to the present tlmo. That the number of cases of sickness of all kinds is rather largo, and that it la likely to In crease In the near future, la ludioated In the fol lowing despatch received at tho War Depart ment from Qen. Shatter to-day: Santiago, via Ilaytt, July 24. Aiiutant-Otrurcl V. 3. A., ITaiMnoUn: "Numberof new oases of fever of all classes for yesterday, approximately, 300. Deaths not previously reported: Private David A. Stone. Company D, First Illinois Infantry, typhoid fever, July 20; Sergeant J. Blair, regimental Quartermaster. Twolfth Infantry, died July 22 of denguo fever and asthenia, and on July 23, of malarial fever. Privates William Peaoook and GarattLoarnosbock. both of Company E.. Sec ond Infantry. "Br Aran. Major-Goneral Commanding." The fact is noticeable that In the deaths re ported In this despatoh none were from yellow fever, and that thero Is nothing In the message from Qen. Shatter to indicate that the follow fervor situation has become materially worse. Of tho cases reported, however. It la probable that there aro a number of so-called doubtful casas Which will prove to bo yollow Jaok. - ' liiiiiilliwiiMBiMHHi OUR MINIMUM DEMANDS. CUBA ASD PORTO JllCO BAID TO DH THE LEAST VTH TrjZJj CLAM. Vienna Report! That It Spain Desires to Save the Philippines Bhe Must Make Feace at Onoe Dnpuy de lVome Thinks Spain Would Itave Secured Better Terms After the Great Fight of July I The Imparelnl Says Spain nnd the United States Will Arrange Peace Without the Help of Outsiders Great Soare Over the Iteported Coming of Watson. Svtdal CabU DiiDateSti to Tns Bun. Vkhm a, July 24. Tho JVVue Firete Frrte says It loams on the authority of a Minister that the cession of Cuba and Porto IUoo is the mini mum domand that will be mado by President McEinloy. If Bpatn desires to retain tho Phil ippines she must Quickly suo for peace. Tho longer she delays the stronger will becomo the lmporiallstlo policy of the United States. Madbid. July 24. Bettor Dupuy de Lome, formerly Spanish Minister to the Unitod States, says that overtures for pence ought to hare boon mado nttor tho glorious fight on July 1 around Bantlago and after the destruction ot Admiral Cervera's squadron, with a view to obtaining better conditions than could be soourod later. If tho United States refused to grant honornblo conditions then tho war should bo continued desperately. Ben or de Lome added that thoro was an excellent opportunity for poaoe now. when tho Ameri cans had discovered how unworthy the Cubans are. The Imparcial Is ot the opinion that Brain and the United States will arrange peace with out the Bervlces of outsiders. It says that Spaniards prefer tho annexation ot Cuba by the United States to having It made Inde pendent Tho press Is preparing tho publlo for tho loss of Cuba and developments in Porto IUoo and tho Philippines. Prime Minister Sagasta Is again temporizing. Tho country Is reduced to hopeless, callous indlfferenco to the fortunes of war and takes no Interest in anything outside its own miseries. Local interest has lately been absorbed In tho attempt of the newspapers to force the Gov ernment to exercise a less rigorous censorship by threatening to suspend publication. The movement Is not goneral, and Is therefore not likely to succeed. Ordinary railroad trafflo has been suspended in southern Spain, tho roads being monopolized by trains carrying soldlors, marines, and war munitions. Tho light artillery that was sup plied by France before the outbreak of the war and centralized at Madrid has now been shifted to the northern Sierra, where a Carllst rising Is feared. The fright caused by the reported coming of Commodore Watson's squadron continues. Thero has boon a rush from tho seaside hotels. everybody fleeing to the interior. The fire brigades at ths seaside resorts, whoso season has been completely spoiled, aro constantly drilling In the use of hydrants and apparatus, so as to bo ready to extinguish the fires that ore oxpocted to occur from bombardment by tho Americans. The ohanccs of poaco being re-established at on oarly date aro vanishing. Presldont McEin ley Is personally blamed for listening to his col leagues Instead of the Ambassadors. Prominent politicians and others keep assert ing that the coming ot an Amorican squadron will havo tho effect ot uniting Europe, and that action will be taken to prevent the Spanish coasts from being devastated. It Is said that France will moblllzo her Brest squadron and wlU bar tho Mediterranean againBt the Amori can warships. This report Is. of course, en tirely false, but it finds bellovera In many quarters. Tho Spaniards who draw their incomes from Cuba aro urging the Government to ask tho United States to tako the Island under Its gov ernment thinking that their property would thus be saved to them. As a matter ot fact a majority are tending to the vlow that aU Inter ests would be hotter conserved with Cuba be longing to tho United States. London, July 25. Tho Madrid correspondent of the Timet says that peace prospects havo greatly improved during the past forty-eight hours. Tho preliminary exploration ot tho Minister ot Foreign Affairs was moro practical than was supposed. Tho Government's efforts aro now entering a now phaso, loading to direct negotiations. Tho correspondent suggests that the French Embassy at Washington is the channel through which the negotiations will bo Introduced. The truth of tho foregoing despatch Is dubi ous. In view ot Its source, whloh has hitherto boon invarlobly wrong. The same despatch says tho pushing on of the Porto RIoo expedition by tho Americans Is regarded as a hint to Spain to hurry, becauso if tho Island Is conquered It will be occupied permanently, otherwise it wiU apparently bo spared. SAW A SPANISH FLAQ FLYING, Indiana Miners Shoot the Kmblrra Down Will Boise Our Own Flag. Txnnn IUutb. Ind.. July 24. The earliest riser to-day In the mining town ot Geneva saw a Bpanlsh flag floating from a polo oreoted dur ing tho night Ho qulokly aroused his neigh bors, and., while a crowd was discussing tho sight an old minor appeared among them with a shotgun and began shooting at tho embloin. It was the cue tor evorymau who could get a gun, and soon tho flag was in ribbons, Then the rope was shot away and tho tattered rag fell to the ground. Three oheers for "Old Glory" wero called for and a contribution was taken up to buy a flag of Stars and Btripes of good quality. When It arrives the miners will havo a characteristic miners' celebration It Is not known who hoisted tho Spanish flag, but it Is thought to have been the work ot two or three miners who wanted to have some tun. The Newport Sails. Ths United Btates gunboat Newport passed out quarantine at 3:60 yesterday afternoon. Cnrlibad Mud llnthi In Aiuerlvii. Twodootors thoroughly ftmluar wtttt tb oiuct twtb. cure, and having a Urn clUotele, wut him ops willing to iavwt tlft.OooTor th traction of ant cuu mud uta to oorrupoua. to an ttUguit UoUL exc epoouauy looated star Chicago, and whiob can be lsusd oa very (atonbls Unas, llowl now used for summer resort bu1dm ooly. This is an eiuptloau opportunity to nut big Inuniy. toil It will yr to invMUgmU. Add-us Dow tor. y.b. bos lib, Sw Vers ciir.AJr. ;, 1 . HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. OMAHA OAVTUtimh The Insurgents Oooupy the Well-Known North Const Town Americans I.nnd nt Tnlnbnvon on the South Cnust nnd De stroy the Port There Aid fllvenbyCubnns Sptrtal CalU Di ipak1o Tac Bum. Lonbon, July 24. A despatch to tho Central News from Havana says that tho Insurgents havo captured tho town of Qlbara, on the north coast ot Santiago provlnos. Tho Spaniards mado a horoto dafouoe, but woro Anally com pelled to evaounto tho place. Six Spaniards were killed andtwolve wounded. Many Cubans wero killed. The despatch adds that the Americans have landod at Talabacoa, where. In combination with the Insurgents, thor destroyed Fort Espafla. Tho insurgents attacked Tlnajas, but wero repulsed. The Americans are occupying a strong posi tion at Tunas. Talabacoa, on the south coast of Santa Clara province is tho place when) tho recent expedi tion for tho relief ot Gen. Gomez attempted to land, but was uuablo to do w. as tho fighting forco was Insufficient to copo with tho Spanish butteries. The expeditlou landed a tow miles further east CAULK CUTT1XO KEAIt BASTIAQO. The Adrla Itoturns to Key West with Further UetnlU of Her Work. Key Wr.sT, Fla., July 24. Tho oablo Bteam Bhlp Adrlnarrtvod heroto-dny from Bantlago. Sho left tills port on May 'JO on a cablo-cutting expedition, having on board Lieut-Col. Allen of the Unitod States Signal Corps, Capt M. L. Holllngs. Liouts. Jones and Shepard, and E. II. Strickland. On June 1 sho was at Santiago, and on Juno C began hor nttempt to cut tho Spaniards off from communlcntioh with the nst of tho world. Thoso who arrived on tho Adrla say that the lines from Santiago to Kingston wero attacked first and one cablo was cut. Tho day after tho marines landed in Guantunamo Bay tho Adrla wont thoro to reestablish communication with Molo St Nicolas by tho French llno.whlch strikes Cuba at that point and passes from thcro to Bantlago. Shells from tho Marblehood had wrecked tho cablo offlco, destroying tho Bwltchboard. Shortly boforo tho St Louis had cut the linos well out to sea. Capt Goodrich hod given tho Adria a chart showing the point where tho cable wob cut and this proved wrong and ren dered a teat nocossary. As the men began work repairing tho shoro end near tho cablo houso they were driven away by tho 11 ro ot tho Spaniards on tho bluff across tho harbor. Thoy roturnod next day and In safety mado the necessary teat and pro pared n switchboard. A tow days later tho Adria spliced tho cablo whero tho St. Louis had cut it and Gunntnnamo was in direct commu nication with Molo St. Nicolas. Her noxt task was to cut the lino neor Agua dorcs and chango ttie end to Siboney, making connection with tho field lino to Shatter's head quarters within a day or bo after his army had landed. The French company objected to this proceeding, and notified our Qovernmont that it would not be allowed to uso tlio lines after July 0. So tho Adria laid t cable from Guanta namo' to Baiquirl, and a land lino thenco to Blbonoy. Tho exports who aro on tho Adria ore positive that Havana is now cut off from all telegraphic communication with Central Amor ican ports siuao our possession of Santiago. inB CA&E OF BYLTESTER SCOTEL. Gen. Shatter Reports That He lias Expelled Him from Santiago Province, Washington. July 24. Secretary Alger re ceived aroport by telegraph to-dayfrom Major Gen. Shatter concornlnc the caso of Sylvester Seovol. n correspondent of the New Tork TTorM, who was placed under arrest In Bantlago City on Sunday, July 17, during tho oeromonies attending the surrender of that place and the raising of tho Stars and Btripes over the Civil Govornor'B palace. The difficulty arose, no oordlng to Gen. Shatter's statement over Scovol's attempt to mnko himself a promlnont flguroln the dag-raising. Qen. Bhaftorsays that Bcovel made an effort to ascend to tho platform from which tho flag was hoisted. Ho was or dered back, but persisted in carrying out hla intention. Finally, whon ho found ho could not succeed, ho approached Gen. Qhatter and, making an abusive remark, attempted to strike him. Tho blow fell short nnd Qon. Shatter ordered Seovol placed under arrest Qen. Shatter Bays ho did not want to dignify tho occurrence by directing the trial of Bcovel by court-martial, and he had disposed of the mat tor by ordering that the man bo expelled from Santiago province. Secretary Alger has ap proved this action of Gen, Shatter. NATAL STATION IN HAWAII. Tho Department Propose to Make It n Completo Itepalr Station. WAsnrNQTOW, July 24. Tho Navy Depart ment has taken up for consideration the long-deferred project ot establishing a naval station la Hawaii, and estimates aro being made with a view to bringing tho matter to the attention ot Congress. The naval authorities have figured that an appropriation of $1,500, 000 will be necessary to construct docks, coal sheds, and tho ncoossary apparatus for hand ling coal, Tho only docking facllitlos on tho Islands aro two marine railways of 1,200 and 1.600 tons capacity. Tho naval administra tion contemplates tho establishment ot a big repair Btatlon in Hawaii, with dry docks, machine shops, and everything necessary to overhaul tlio largest battleship. There is no repair station fully equippod on the Pacific coast. Even Mare Island Is not avail able for vessels ot deep draught and the Puget Sound Btatlon is oonslderod too far away for quick work. While tho plans of tho Navy De partment havo not matured, tho present In clination U to dovoto attention to Hawaii be fore the Pacltlo coast Is attended to. IlIHINFKCTINa THE IlAItrAltli. All Her Men Taken to Hoffman Island for a Clean-Up. Both the Harvard and the St Paul lay off Tompklnsvlllo all day yesterday and wero sneo tacles for tho curiosity of tho thousands of pleasure sookors who wont in that direction for tholr Sunday's outtug. Because of tho Spanish prisoners whom she brought up, tlio Harvard will be put through a courso of disinfection, which was begun yesterday and will continue for two days longer. All of hor 460 men wero taken in tho quarantine tug Gov, Flower to Hoffman Island, where their clothing was sub jected to steam dlnlnfectlon while they were taking baths. Meantime the disinfecting boat Wadsworth was alongside tlio warship squirt lug through her long hoso floods ot germ-kill-lng aud oleansing solutions ot bichloride of mer oury, wlillo a forco ot men with scrubbing brushes wout ovor hor woodwork. All textile fabrics wero disinfected by stoam. The St Paul is taking on coal and will proba bly sail to-day for Newport News. Kndlrts Chain In Iowa, Dzs Moxhks, la.. July 24. The wife of ex Gov. F. D. Jaokson has started a chain of let ters for the Iowa Sanitary Commission for the relief of Iowa soldiers at tho front .Thousands ot dimes are being rcuuivod by Mrs. Jackson every day, HHHHHHHHHHHlHHHal GEN. MILES IN PORTO RICO! IT IB XtELIKVEn THAT HE ItKACtlKU QVANICA BVSDAY UtOItMSO. Cnn Z,and Ills Troops Wltltont the Lighters He Called For, but Not His Heavy Artil leryHastening Preparations to Lnnd 80,000 Troops nt Three Points Plant for a Short nnd Decisive Campaign. WARniNOTOK, July 24, Although tho Admin istration has recelvod no news and could not havo expected to reeolve any to-day, the Wash ington officials are confldont to-night that Gen. Milos has reached Porto ltleo and that ho has porhaps landed hi detachment ot troops on tho Island. Qon. Miles loft Quan tanamo on Thursday aftornoon with tho naval convoy provided for him, and ho reported his arrival at Molo St. Nicolas on Friday nt noon. According to this rate of progress, It was estimated that tho expedition would bo able to rcuch any point on tho north ern or southern coast of Porto RIoo by Bundny morning, porhaps on Saturday night It has slnco boon learned that tlio landing place de cided on before tho departure of the expedition was Guanlca. about fifteen miles west of Ponco, on tho southern coast This point, being nearer tho western than tho eastern end of tho island, should havo beon reochod this morning with case, provided no accidont overtook tho oxpo dttlon. When tho expedition reached Molo St Nic olas Gen. Miles informed tlio War Department of his disappointment that cort&ln tugs and lighters bad .not arrived, but it was evident that he did not Intend to delay his sailing on that account and it Is believed that the greater part of tho troops and their supplies can bo landod without tho aid of tho lighters. It is probable, however, that the lighters will be necessary for landing tho heavy ordnance belonging to tho army, and It Is apparent there fore, that tho campaign cannot be fully started before the arrival ot tho vessel which Qen. Miles callod for. Tho Administration is rapidly carrying out Its plans for landing troops at threo widoly separated points In Porto Blco. A telegram was sent from tho War Departmont to-day to Major-Gen. Bhnf tor at Santiago directing him to send transports, it possible, for transport ing 0,000 troops from Tampa to Porto Rico. Ho was also ordered to send as many other ves sels as posslblo to Now York without delay. This latter action was taken to carry out tho Government's plan ot embark ing a number of organizations of troops at present encamped at Chlokamauga. Tho Quar termaster's Department has asked Bevoral rail roads to submit rates for tho transportation of troops from tho Chlckamauga camp to Now York. Tho army administration has not modl flod Its plana tor sending not less than 35,000 troops to Porto Rico. Surprise has been expressed in somo quarters that so largo a force should be sent to tho island, whon only about 20,000 woro sent to Santiago, but thore aro good reasons for tho Government's action. To begin with the Santiago force proved to be too small, and Gen. Shatter's despatches on more than one occasion indicated It In ono message which he sent to the War Department, even after tho tall ot Santiago, he said that many thousands of lives must bavo been sacri ficed If tho olty hod been taken by storm, and this Indicates boyond doubt that If the capitula tion of the olty hod been less fortunate and timely disaster to tho Amorican arms might have resulted on account of tho Bmallness of the force at Qon. Shatter's command. Tho War Departmont has learned a lesson from this narrow escape, and It has decided that no ohances bo taken In waging tho cam paign against tlio Spanish In Porto RIoo. Another reason for despatching a largo mili tary force to the Island Is that very many or ganizations of troops havo applied for service and have become Impatient and to a certain extent demoralized, on account of the some what long period of Inactivity la tho Unitod States. Tho plan of the Administration to effect a landing at threo points In the island and to con verge the several detachments according to a well-defined scheme provides for a short and deotslvo campaign, and this kind ot action la ardently desired by tho President and his ad visers in the war administration. It la possible that the first news from Qen. Miles will come by cable from St Thomas, whloh is about 120 miles from Guanlca. Secretary Alger spent the evonlng at the White House, being Joined at a late hour by Adjt-Qen. Corbln. They left together at mid night Secretary Alger saying as they came out that no bows had been recolved to-day from Qon. Miles. TBOOrS ItEACH newfoet nettb. They WIU Begin to Oo on the Transports To-Day for the Porto Blco Trip. New pout Nbws, Va July 24. The first troop train from Chickamauga arrived here this noon. The train was composed of twelve Pullman cars and brought a battalion ot the Third Illi nois Regiment from Camp Thomas. Brig.-Qen. Halns. who is in command ot this expedition. has arrived with bis staff and has taken charge of tlio new camp, which la being arrangod near tho olty limits. The troop trains are all being stoppod near tho city limits and the men aro morchod directly to tho camping ground. At 0 o'olook five sections ot the special troop train had arrived. Of this number three were loaded with men from the Third Illinois, ono with Troops A and 0. New York Cavalry, aud ono with horses for the troops. The Fourth Ohio Regiment In command ot Col. Colt, and the Fourth Pennsylvania are ex pected to begin to arrive early to-night Tho schedule of this train and the following sec tions has not been given out by the railroad officials, and no calculation as to the time of its arrival can be made. The embarkation of the Porto Rico expedi tion will begin oarly to-morrow morning. The soldiers are being gathered together at tho oamptng ground, about two miles from the place of embarkation, whero they will remain to-night To-morrow morning they will bo assembled at tho dooks by battalions as tbey are needed. The men will go on board tho transports directly from the dooks, no lighters being used. This will not bo the case, however, with the Bt Paul, as the naval authorities re fuse to revoke the rulo of prohibiting vessels of the navy touching private docks. It is almost certain that tho expedition will be ready to Ball some time during Tuesday. The work of loading tlio largo quantity of tores which will go with the expedition has beon pushed rapidly without Interruption since it began yesterday. All of last night and to-day longshoremen havo been busy trucking the goods to the ships. A large number of the Third Illinois left tho camp to-night and are now In town thronging the hotels and restau rants endeavoring to get a change In the diet that has been served'them slnoe they arrived atOampThomas, Many aro busy writing letters at places whore writing material can be so cured. All ot tho men aro eager to get to tlio front and many express a fear that the fighting will all be over before they can net there. While many of the men, especially tho two New York troops ot cavalry, are dressed In the regulation army blue, many have the brown canvas suits, with felt hats, and look well fitted for a trip south. The trips from Camps Thomas and Alger woro without incident of note. Tho man stood ths long, tiresome trips admirably. a nnni as 8 wast indemnity. Firms nt Mnnlln Petition Their Government to Intervene at Wnnhlngtoii, fptrttt CabU Diipalch to Tint 8us. London. July 24. A despatch to tho Dallu Ares from Berlin says that tho Gorman firms in Manila have petitioned their homeUovcni inent to tntorvono nt Washington to sccuro in demnity for tho losses thoy have sustained through tho war. These (Inns, with tho English houses lu Manila, Intended nt first to jointly petition London and Berlin, but tho EngllBh traders recelvod a hint not to proceed In tho matter. Lord Salisbury having communicated with Washington regarding Indemnity nnd re colved a favorable reply. TJT SANTIAGO BRA 1'IOIIT. Admiral Nnnipson's Report of the Battle Mar He Olven Out To-Dny. WAsnisoTOK, July 24. Admiral Sampson's report on tho naval ongagoment off Santiago on July 3, lu which Cervern's ships wero driven ashore or deFtroyod, Is understood to ha o been received at tho Navy Department, although naval officials decline- to eny so. It will probably bo mado public to-morrow. Tho great interest manifested In tho report arisos from tlio controversy as to tho propriety of Admiral Sampson's statement in his cablo advices "that tho floot under my command" won tho victory, and his failure to mention Commodore Schley's part In tho battlo. ' Much curiosity Is felt In official and other cir cles as to whothor Admiral Sampson has said anything about Commodore Scliler. It is said that the report was brought to New York on tho Bt Paul and mailod to the Socrotary of tho Navy by Capt BIgsboo. reaching hero yesterday. SPANISH BAILOES AT POETBHOUTH. Three More Deaths at the Stockade Span ish Ofilcert Visit Town. PoBTSMonrn. N. n., July 24. Thoro havo beon threo deaths ot tho Spanish Btockado during tho past twonty-four hours, and noarly 200 men are on the sick list. Most ot thom aro Improving rapidly. About twonty men are dis charged daily from tho hospital. Tho weather is very favorable for tho work of tho physicians. Tho Bpanlsh officers on parolo are visitors to this city dally. The officers nre usually followed by a crowd ot curious and Interested people, many with cameras, but tho men conduct thomsclves with tho utmost propriety, and have created a good Impression. They follow the dally nowscapors with eagerness, but converse llttlo with the cltlzons, although most ot them are ablo to speak English. CAPTVEEO SPANIAHDS SENT HOSIE. Four Captains and S37 Sailors Sail on the Uesperla for Gibraltar. The British steamship Hesperia of the Anchor line sailed from the Union Stores at tho toot of Baltlo street Brooklyn, for Gibraltar, at 8 o'clock yesterday aftornoon with 237 Spanish sailors on board. Ot this number seventy-four were captured on thoSponish steamships Pedro and Quldo. and the others woro on two sailing vessels captured off Cuba. The Spanish sailors were taken to the foot of Baltlo street on Satur day night and slept on tho plor. Among tho passengers were four Bpanlsh Captains, who had first-class passage. The Austrian Consul recolved 95,000 from the Span ish Government to pay tor the passogo of tho prisoners. DON CAItZOS LEAVES BEUSSELS. It Is Thought He Hal Gono to the Frontier to Be Beady to Enter Spain. Sptctat CabU DutatcS to The Box. Bbubsels, July 24. Don Carlos, tho pretender to tho Spanish throne, and his wlto and suite left this city last night, ostensibly for Geneva, It Is believed, however, that their destination Is the Franco-Spanish frontier, whither they are going In anticipation ot a Carllst rising In Spain. IX A NEVTEAL HAEDOE. Two Spanish Torpedo Boats Put Into a Portuguese Port. Sptrtal CabU Dtipateh to Tax Bun. London, July 24. A despatoh to Lloyds from Flguo'lra, Portugal, says that two Bpanlsh tor pedo boats arrived at that port to-day. (Flguoira Is on tho Atlantlo coast north of Lisbon. AT FEENANDINA'B CAMP. Gen, Carpenter's Stall Oflleere Arrive Sixty ninth to Arrive To-Day, FERNAnmnA, Fla., July 24. The staff officers ot Gen. Carpenter's division arrived tills morn ing on a special train from Tampa. The train ran direct to the beach and Gen. Carpenter's staff Joined him at his presont headquarters, the Btrathmore Hotel, where they will remain until their permanent headquarters are com pleted on Priory Hill In vlow of tho camps. The Sixty-ninth Now York Regiment will arrivo to-morrow from Tampa, followed by the Second Georgia and Third Ohio. Qon. Car penter said to-day ho did not think the Socond Georgia would go to Porto Rico, but would ar rive hero In a tow days. Ho says they were only detained nt Tampa for guard duty. Gon. Kline, commander of tho First Ilrigado ot tho Third Division of tho Fourth Army Corps, Is having his headquarters go up on a hill near Shell road to the south of tho camp. Work was going on all day clearing up tho grounds. The Seoond Brigade will come in ns fast ns possible. This brigade is mado upot tho Second New York. Fifth Maryland. Third Pennsyl vania, and 157th Indiana, Then will follow about 7,000 cavalrymen. Somo of tho offtcors of the Seventh Army Corps came over from Jacksonville to look ot the camp of the Fourth. Col. 0. K. Eennan of tho Fifth Ohio is confined to his room at the Btrathmore Hotel, His sick ness Is only slight and the surgeons think he will be out in a day or two. Fourth and Fifth Batteries Full. Both the Fourth and Fifth batteries, com manded by Capts. Flannagan and Bchmldt respectively, are now filled. Tho recruits for the Fourth Battery will bo mustered Into er vloe tills morning. When tho muster is com pleted the battery will go to Camp Black, The Fifth Battery is in need of a veterinary surgeon. Company H ot tho 203d Regiment went to Camp Black yesterday morning. About twenty men wuro enlisted lout night in Company IS ot tho 201st Regiment Company L left for Camp Black yesterday aftornoon. When Company II is filled the 201st Regiment will be complete. A Pair of Spur for Major Ilusarll, Wiiitistonk Landino, N. Y., July 24. Mnjrur Georgo D, Russell of ths Third Buttallun, Twenty-sooond" Regluiont. New York Volun teers, now stationed at Wllleta Point, was pleasantly surprised last night when tho of ficers and men of tho battalion mado him a present of a pair ot spurs. Capt William A Turplnot Company M mudo the presentation speech. The spurs ure ot gun metal und each rowel Is made ot a new 1H0H quarter. Army aud Coast Defence Edition of BcloatlAo American, ICO llluitr&tlons ef guns, armor, prolsctllea, laorUra, o, Prioa 25 04DU. At all nwi ttuiila or from aluan Co., Pub. Usbws, SOI Uroadwsy, H, T.-Ui. To "Bersl Limited" fire-hour tnla to Wuhhuj top, rU lluUmor sud Ohio B. B. Leaves South Ve r. Whitehall term UuTd foot of Liberty emit, liod 1. IX. dly fiotpt Bond, . Ail. , HHHHHHHHHHsHHHHEHHHI Ka- HAVANA'S AWFUL PhlGHT. " MOKE DETAILS OF Till! SVFl'KtaSO JH IK THE VAVtTAL. Fond Hold nt Three Time the Prices Fixed by the Giiveriiiiiriit The Inourgenta Al- 'Hi low Nn 1'rrsti Vrgrtnhle tn llrneh the H Clly-S.-, (lulil I'lerrs Uuntrd nt BOO. 30. ' Key Wkht. July 24.-Recent Issues of tho ,'S llmnna iiowspaperH which have been received hero show plainly tho truth of tho reports con- JH corning tho Kttirvlni: condition of (ho city. The S editorial from l.a JHario de la Marina, cabled H to Thk Sun last night, declared that 60 per H cent, ot Havnna'H working people wero starving HJ to death. A glaiico nt the prion list In tho same 'HJ newspaper, mcuIkm! hero to-day nnd dated H July 12. gives convincing proof tlmt ono ot the H official organs ot tho Spanish Govornmont In H Cuba l.s not lying. H Tho prlccH given in tlio market report are H thntio flxril by the Government, which has been ' H attempting by law to placo food within the H reach of nil. But. as tho Vtarlo frankly con- H fesies, tho edicts hiivn boon futllo. Tho food Is H in tho hands of speculators. When the offiolal H decree, for Instance, inilrt tlio prloo on oom H meal ot twenty-two cents n pound in gold that H figure must bo doubled or trebled to buy the H commodity. Following aro tho Govornmont H prices: RIoo, 15 cents n pound: Hour, 10; corn meal, H 22; potatoes. ir,: lard.30; oil. 35: codfish. 23: H peas. 10: condensed milk, per cnn, $1: salt 3 H cents; onions, :15 scorned beef, a half can, 70j H ono-hnlf can ot fish, 00 ; sweet iotatoos, 15, H Boforo tho blockodo sweot liotatoos sold at 20 H cents for twenty-fivo pounds. H Tho tnsurgonts aro actlvo la Havana prov- H tnco and prevent tho planting ot any crops. H Thoy allow no f rosli v egotables to reach the city. jfl Another Incident giving an idoa ot Havana's 9 tcrrlblo plight Is an account in tho Bamo news- paper ot tho arrost of a negro woman who was found cooking horso meat. Sho said tho horse had bolongod to hor and Its flesh was all she could got to oat Tho Bamo newspnior reports that the Insur gents, on July 0, attacked tho Vila plantation, near Capiro, Bantu Claru province whero ths Spaniards had a strong garrison. Tho Span lards mado a bravo resistance, but woro com pelled to retreat, as tho Cubans woro in largo numbers. Tho fight lasted threo hours and twenty minutes. A guerrilla torco cauio to the aid of tho Spaniards and they captured several paclficos and killed Fernando Pona and Gorar do Garcia becauso thoy oould not gtvo any In formation in regard to tho Insurgents. At Ln Armonca plantation soveral paaifloos wero also assassinated, among thom a woman aud two children. Thoso Spanish forcos wero under the command of Commandant Gregono Izar. chief of the district Tho insurgents re mained at Vila plantation unmolestod, taking caro ot their wounded. Tho Spanish loss is un known. The money market quotations in Havana aro as follows: A $5 gold piece, $0.20 silver and $0(5.30 paper money. Tho Govomment will order all retail mer- '.' chants to provldo their oustomors with tloketa , so that only thoso ln tho neighborhood can buy ', supplies from thom. COALING STATIONS FOIt THE NAVY. I A Bonrd of Officers to Report on Sites from " Euitport, Me., to Port Royal, S. O. i, WAsnisoTOH, July 25. Tho war has brought forcibly to tho attention of the naval authori ties the lack of coaling stations on tho Atlantlo . 1 and Paclfio coasts, aud llkowlss the necessity - J for establishing such stations at convenient 1 points. Commander Royal B. Bradford, the J Chief of tho Bureau ot Equipment who has f charge of tho purchase and shipment of coal f supplies for the navy, has givon a boss for ao- ' tiou on tbo matter by recommending that coal ing utations be established all along the Atlan- tlo coast Secretory Long aoted promptly on tho recommendation by appointing a board ot j officers, with Roar Admiral Bolknap as Prest- dent, to oxamlne and report on sites from East- port Mo., to Port Royal, S. O. It has already i been determined not to establish anyooallng I station south of Port Royal, as tho naval base j at Dry Tortugas is considered to bo sufficient ! to supply tho neods of tho Gulf and south At- 1 lantlo coasts. Opposition to making Port Royal a big navy yard hop developed among naval officers. Civil EnglnoorEndicott chief ot tho Bureau of Yards and Docks, having made a speclllo recommend ation odverso to giving it greater Importance. The main objections are that Port Royal Is re mote from sources of supply, and that expert labor cannot bo obtolnod thoro. An appropria tion of $400,000 for tho Improvement of the Port Royal Btatlon Is avallablo, but Chief Endl- cott opposes tlio expenditure of any mora money there, excopt tiiat necessary to keep tho " place lu good condition. Tho objections mado ' against Port Royal havo also beon urged ', against tho Puget Sound naval station. MOEE MEN FOR 1'OBTO EICO. " Transports Expected to Sail Soon fro. Tuwpn with Another Expedition. ,- Tampa, Fla., July 24. A second expedition from Tampa to Porto Rico Is about to bo mado up. Bovornl transports aro due to arrive here) early this wuok and it is believed that as soon as that part of tho army originally Intended for Porto Rico and which was left by tho oxpodltlon which got away from Tampa yesterday is loaded on tho tninsiKirta now coming here thoy ( will follow thoso which havo already started. ? Gen, Rodgers, Chlof of Artlllory, was left bo hind with two batteries ot the Seventh Regi ment. Gon. Rodgors expect to gut away by Tuesday or Wednesday. A number of troops) of the cavalry now hero havo boeu ordorod to prepare forombarkatlon, and as no cavalry wag taken tor Gun, Bwann's cxpodltlon thero Is a Htruiig probability that It will all go when tho noxt fieot of transports urrlvcs. Tho reason forfctoppinu tho Second Georgia Regiment from going to I'orniiiidlna on Satur day after it was already loaded m tlio trains muy bo explained by a ittiitument mado this afternoon by a high army ofUcorlioro that hov- ' era! Southern rugimvnU), luoludlng tho Second Georgia and First Florida, aro to bo sent to Santiago to relievo Home of tho regiments now thoro which urn to hn taken to Porto Rico Tho First Florida ltcglmont Is composed of oompanlos from nearly nil of tlio largest town In the State where yollow fuver has linen epl- domlo, aud a majority of tho men are iminunas by virtue ot having had tho fovnr, wlillo tho rest by long rosldeuco lu thin climate ure also considered lmmuuuri. All of the troops huro now left Camp Do Soto i except tho Third Ohio, which will go toFer- J nnndluu to-morrow. Tlio Sixty-ninth New York Regimont left to-night for a now camp at that placo, and this afternoon tho hospital train belonging to Its division started for tlio now j camp, (ien. Copplnger still rotulns his head quarters in Tumpa aud Intends tu remain hero for a week or ten days longer. Peraoiially lis does not roliuh tlio change. Geu. Bnydor's division is still In doubt as to the future, It first received orders to go with tho Third Division to i'ernaiidlna. but these ordors havo been countermanded and reiterated half a do ton times tdnce tlio move ment was first contemplated, so that it is im- J posslblo to predict whut disposition will bo ' made of It The Fifth United Slates Infan- ' try will remain ln Tampa until recruited up to its full strength. It now has only eight com panies, with an average strength of fltty-flvo men, and four skeleton oompanlos. The work ot recruiting the regiment will be begun Immediately.