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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-
"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."
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. ;,
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
The despatch adds that the Americans have
landod at Talabacoa, where. In combination
with the Insurgents, thor destroyed Fort
Tho insurgents attacked Tlnajas, but wero
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
IX A NEVTEAL HAEDOE.
Two Spanish Torpedo Boats Put Into a
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. ,
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
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
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
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.
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