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i ; HANKING THE SPANIARDS. m2(k jrr vat stabt fob bait jvax nr ajr novxES off tub haix boad. I'll Oen. Stone Moving Hortta on tho Ilood to rM Areclbo to See If It Will Do ft Oood High- fVl way for Troop Miles MayThns Clixnm- L.I rnt the Enemy Who Has Bllneil the Main II fi Ilonn nI ' 00 BttoitM t n Narrow ft I.nl,Troop Joyfully Itecelvedat Arroyo. 1 Srtrtal CabU DitpatcSu to Till 8di. 1 Fokcr. Torto Illoo, Aug 2. via Bt. Thomas, Anf 4,-Gcn. Boy Btone started this morning K from Adjuntas. about eighteen miles northwest V cf Ponce, on the sooond atago of his daring re- j tonnoUssnco of the rood from Ponce to Areclbo. I jjjpjjo to Adjuntss, twenty miles uptheCayey I Mountains, yestorday afternoon, preceded by Crt. Lamar wltn lsmeJ corps of a dozen men, who were three hours ahead, accompanied only bT n orderly. i Four hundred Spaniards bad left Adjuntas ' en Sunday and camped on Monday night Ave 1 inlle beyond. There wore no Spanish troops In the town when he arrlred there. Gon. !Btone'a whole progress to Adjuntas was one of nthuslastlo welcome. Flowers were thrown before him by tho peoplo for miles. He" eptnt the night at Ad juntas and loft this momlnir for Vb TJtuado, fifteen mllos beyond. A company of 40f the Second Wlsoonsln Volunteers followed him flj m a guard. 2 The special object of Gen. Stone's mission la to determine the availability of the Areolbo A road ns a highway for the moTement of troops. Wk The military road to San Juan Is mined at KPi Aibonlto, whoro there are 4,000 Spanish troops defending a most difficult pass. There is a cliff on one side and a precipice on the other. The cliff Is also-mined. Among the troops are those that fled from Ponce. They have thrown up additional ln trenchments between Coamo and Aibonlto. The bridges have all been torn down and the position Is regarded as Impassable. b It Is possible to get around Aibonlto by a i road running from Salinas through Oayey. '.,r This road Is undoubtedly Impassable for wagon trains, but the Infantry and cavalry could reach the north coast In a two days' march, carrying campaign rations and driving their c&ttlo. The artillery would have to be trans ferred from the sea at. Areclbo to the San Juan Railroad. The plans of the Generals will not be de veloped before the receipt of Gen. Stone's re port, which is expected'to-morrow. sunRENDin or abboto. I Abboto, Porto Blco. Ausr. 2. The third land ing of American troops In Porto Blco took place here to-day from the Bt. Louts and the St. Paul, the army taking the place from the navy, which ; accepted the surrender of the town and hoisted - the Stars and Stripes yesterday. The town sur rendered to the Wasp and Gloucester. There were no defences, and no Spanish flag was fly ing. The two vessels entered the harbor early In the morning, and a crowd of townspeople, headed by the Alcalde (Mayor) and the padre, came from the town to the shore to greet them, cheering lustily before the ships came to anchor. The crews were nfr quartern, but there was no Spanish flog In sight, so not a shot was fired. t First a small boat was sent ashore with a flag ' of trues. The people welcomed Its occupants, and the Mayor and the priest delivered the city over to them. Tho surrender of Arroyo Is Important. The town has quite a number of manufacturing en terprises. The Stars and Stripes were hoisted and the flog was unfolded to the breeze. The people cheered and shouted lustily. They had been , watting, ljke the peoplo of Ponce, to oome Into jr. the fold. The Spanish Volunteers here refused to fight and laid down their arms. The civil guards, however, gathered these guns up and carted them out of town before the naval ves sels landed men. even refusing to Join In the surrender. They started for Guayama, but so ' for as Indications go they did not reaoh there, K but hid themselves along the road. They took all the arms and records from headquarters and out the wires connecting Arroyo with Guayama. There were no vessels In the har bor except some lighters that had been beached. The Wasp and Gloucester got these afloat and ready for use. a little musan fibiko. The small naval landing party whloh hod been guarding the flag and the Custom House en Monday withdrew at night on board the Gloucester, which was the only ship remaining In the harbor, the Wasp having gone. British Consul McCormack brought his family to the consulate, which the Americans promised to protect. The women of the city also gathered thore. and oh the Wasp steamed away and tho Gloucester's men went on board their ship tho eonsulate was at the mercy of a lurking enemy. Too nervous to sleep, MoOormaok made an hourly tour of the lighters. At 3 o'clock this morning, as he opened the door of , the consulate, whloh is fifty feet from the water front, on the main street, there was a volley of seven or eight Mausers from the foot of the street directed at the Gloucester. jj "hich was lying a little way off shore. Before 4. the surprised Consul oould shut the door the p Gloucester's searchlight was turned ashore and soared the sneaking enemy out of the i lighters. WIthn'nrInganothershot,evenatthe portly i Consul who was standing In the doorway, the f Spaniards ran at top speed up the street whloh j leads to the road to Guayama. I At daylight to-day Lieut. Wood and thirty of the Gloucester's men went on guard again, and stayed ashore until the arrival of the Bt. Louis. St. Paul and Cincinnati. Early this ;.' morning some natives brought word that the snemy's guerrillas were conoealed beyond a eanefleld west of the town and on the route to Guayama. The Gloucester fired several shots at the place Indicated and theBt. Louis, coming up, fired a number of shells, but failed to draw the enemy's Are, The debarkation of the troops was then be gun and progressed without Inoldent Col. Bennetof the Third Illinois was Inoommand V of the landing, He Immediately formed a de- fence line eighty rods west of the town, running north and south from a sugar house on the shore to another at the foothills of the town. jj On tho line is a eanefleld and a grove. Outside, k beyond a pasturage, is a woods skirting the m Guayama road. Just before sunset the con p( cealed enemy flrcd upon our mon on the out i post The men at tho outpost mado no reply. I astheyilld not net ix satlsfnjtory Idea of tho I keatlon of the bushwhaokers, and deemed It Inadvisable to rake the woods with a rifle Are after dark. No report has come to headquar ters, so It is not known whether anyone was hurt. Col. Bennot sent a request that a warship tnke a position for the nlght,soastoenfllado tho line In case of an attack. Besides estab lishing the dofenoe line. Col. Bennet started a system of guards in the streets and outposts on the roods In different directions as far as the hills that bound the coast and plain, no also placed double sentries as far as tho outposts, which wore llkewlso double. Sentries worn also stationed at the half-dry river Wole and nt other places. The people of the town aro rap Idly making friends with the soldiers. Bomo of thorn speak English, and thoso who oannot con tent themsslves with offorlng flowers, which grow In profusion around the Arroyo dwellings. The merchants, who closed tholr stores at first, took courage and reopened them this afternoon, Tho prloet promises to urge the people to pro servo order. When the town surrendered yestorday a mes sago was sent to Guayama demanding tho sur render of that plaoo. Tho destruction of tho wires by tho Spaniards, however, prevented the messago from getting through. British Consul McCormack has proffered his services to endeavor to lay tho American demands bo fore the Guayama authorities. It Is reported from Ponce that the Mayor of Guayama yestor day communicated the Intention of that town to surrender. No Spanish floes oould be seen at Guayama from here to-day, and It Is possible that tho town Is ready to surrender: but tho Americans have not reached there from Ponce, and Arro yo's departed olvll guards, together with the guorrlUas, prevent the people of Guayama from reaching here. Report makes the number of the bushrangers 150, some of whom are mounted. In the afternoon there was some firing, whloh came from near the place the Gloucester shelled In the morning. Bomo of the coast lights have been restored. The Flguras Point light, which has not burned recently. Is burn ing to-night, but the Tuna Point light, which has been working as a revolving light lately, though It Is marked In some books as a fixed light, ten miles from here. Is out "BATS OFF" IN POBTO TUCO. That Is the Fashion When the Hand Plays "Star-Spangled Banner." Sptcial CabU Dttpatch to Tax Sun. Ponoc. Porto Blco. Aug. 4. Tho reception of the American Army In Porto Blco continues in an "Oh, be joyful" way. From Guayama. a town where the Spanish were said to be gathering and Intrenching, the people sent word to Ponce that all the Spaniards had gone and the populace were waiting to receive the Americans. One company of troops was sent there andhad a big reception. The Amer ican flag hod already been hoisted and every body gathered around it. When the soldiers came the people sang the "Btar-Spangled Ban ner" in a mixture of Soanlsh and English. At Ponoe every time the band plays tho "Star-Spangled Banner" the police runabout and make everybody remove his hat. From ten miles In the interior It was reported that a large 8panish force had gathered. Gon. Ernst sent two companies of soldiers to see. They met a party of Spanish soldiers on the outskirts of the town loaded down with guns and swords. When the Spaniards caught sight of our men they yelled "Don't shoot 1" and ran toward the Americans. They said they were coming in to surrender and give up their arms. She party was small, but they had arms enough for a regiment Our soldiers sent them on to Ponce with Instructions to report to Gen. Wil son and give up their arms. They obeyed and signed a parole. OFF FOB POBTO BICO. The Transport Hudson Leaves Newport Mews with Stores and Troops. Newfobt News, Va., Aug. 4. The United States transport ship Hudson, which has been in port for several days loading stores and ammunition for Porto Blco, sailed this morn ing for that place. The Hudson took In addi tion to a large quantity of subsistence one and a half battalions of troops from the First Regi ment Kentucky Volunteers. The remaindor of this regiment Is now under the command of Col, Castleman. and has been moved from the camp Into tho city limits and Is now encamped In the city park on the river bank. These mon are watting for the Manitoba. Tho work of loading the Manitoba is bolng pushed night and day. It Is understood that a smaller quantity of stores will be placed on this vessel than was in tended at first, and It Is probable that tho ship will leave for Porto Blco earlier than Saturday, tho day fixed for her departure. There aro now twonty-one trains loaded with troops, until recently encamped at Chlcka maugo, on the way to Newport News to embark for the South. The first train Is oxpectod to arrive to-night and will be followed by others at regular Intervals. Thoso soldiers belong to the! Fifth Illinois which was detached from Gen. Grant's brigade and the Sixteenth Indi ana substituted In its place. The Illinois troops made preparations to movo three times and were recalled each time. When ordered back to camp the last time they had loadod all of their effects, and the order so Incensed tho men that It Is said they broke up their arms and became so unmanageable that tholr offi cers threatened to resign. Major Muhlenberg has been busy paying off the troops for several days. To-day has been spent paying the company of the First Ken tucky now here. The oblef paymaster's as sistants have been at the camp paying out money due the soldiers still there ever since 7 o'clock this morning. There has been a long stream of men In front of the money-order window at the Post OfOoe sending money to their homes. The three tons of United States mall whloh has been sent to the city Post Oflloo from Washington to tho military postal station at Porto Blco was not sent on the Hudson. It was decided to hold it over until the Manitoba or one of the swifter vessols starts. DIBBKNBION IN rOBTO BICO. leading Offloere of the SUth Massachusetts Design at the Front, Boston, Aug. 4, The Boston Journal to-day prints the following from Its staff correspond ent under date Ponce, Aug, 1: "A tremendous sensation has occurred In the Sixth Massachusetts Beglment, which Is In Gen. Garretsou's brigade, The friction be tween the line officers of the regiment and the officers of the brigade, which has been growing ever since the command left Cuba, reached its ollmax to-day, when Col. Woodward, Lleut Ool. Cbaffln, Major Taylor, Chaplain Dussouolt and Capt. Goodell of Company K resigned their commissions. The exact reason whloh prompt ed them to take this action Is not at prosont known. Tho cause must have been serious In deed. The resignations leavd Major Chnrlns K. Darling In command of the regiment. Tho mutter has been fully reported to Gon. Miles and a rigid Investigation has been ordered " Tho Journal' Washington correspondent says that Atljt .Qn Corbin has not been In tro med of the resignations, but In Ills opinion, if they Imve resigned In tho faco of tho enemy, It is a court-martial oflsaos. RED CROSS'S FIELD WIDENS TO FOBWABD SVPPLIBS TO TOWNS ABOUND SANTIAGO. New Honolnln Branch Took Care of the Blck of the Successive Mnnltn Expedi tions The California Bed Cross Is Al ready Establishing a Iluspltnl In Manila, The Red Cross Socloty comploted arrange ments yestorday tooxpodlto the distribution of supplies In the towns about Santiago which have hitherto bocn Innccosnlble because of tho nood of a boat. The urgent rcquost of the Navy Department that the dlstrosi In tho towns of Gibara and llarncon, bo lollovod ns soon ns posstblo necessitated that such ar rangements bo made nt once, and yesterday tho tug Triton and tho schooner Mary E. Morse, both of which aro now at Santiago, wore chartoted from tho Consolidated Ice Company. Miss Barton has been cnblod to tnko Immedlato possession of both vessels as soon as tho Ico on tho schooner has been dlschnrgod. In the Instructions eont to her yesterday It was suggosted that she load tho Morse with Cuban rellof suppllos and tho Triton with Bed Cross supplies. Bonding tho schooner to Gibara and Baracoa In tow of thn tug. It Is Intended then to havo tho Triton, with tho Rod Cross suppllos, proceed at onco to l'orto Rico. Miss Barton has now about 1,000 tons of Cuban re lief suppllos and sovornl hundred tons of Bod Cross supplies nt Santiago, which will amply meet all existing noods In and about Santi ago and adjacent towns. In addition tothesn, tho Navy Department has ngrood to tako 100 tons of choice foods and medicines, now in the Bed Cross storohouRO at Key West, to Santlnco. In case thcro Is any Uolny in discharging tho cargo of tho schooner. Miss Barton will send tho Triton with n temporary supply to Glbnra. Tho Triton is able to carry 150 tons of freight and tho schooner 1.000. On tho Triton, whon sho leaves for Torto Rloo, will go a Red Cross agent whom Miss Barton will send to asuumo ulinrgo of tho thirty Red Cross nurses now with Gen. Miles. The plan of the socloty Is to use tho schooner for a floating warehouse after Gibara and llnracoa have been rolloved. Tho Triton will then bo usod to cover other points in Cuba as well as Porto Rico, and also to return to Key West for additional supplies. Tho oxponso of both vos sels Is to bo borno equally by tho Red Cross Re llof Committee and the Central Cuban ltellof Committee. A cablegram dated Aug. 3 was received yes terday from Clara Barton. In which sho an nounced that sho hod enough supplies for Gibara and Bararoa with the one exception of rice. Shb also said that thoro Is now only ono hospital in Slbouey. all tho others having been removed to Santiago. Ico Is being daily dis tributed to thoso In Santiago, and is also being sent by train to tho one hospital nt Slboney. All the leo pomes from the schooner sont from the Kennebec Rlvor by the lee Plant Auxiliary horo. In reply to the request of tho Red Cross for permission to send supplies to Porto Rico tho Government, through tho Quartermuter-Gen-eral, agreed yesterday to send tweuty-firo tons of food and hospital supplies on tho first avail able transport. A Rod Cross agent Is to iicconi pany these suppllos'to assist Dr. Hubbull, who is to embark on the Triton from Snntingo. Tho nurses Intended for the now camp hos pital nt Chlckamauga will leave here to-morrow night. It has beou decided to increase the number of nurses to twenty-two. and, in addi tion to these, to send live women dietary cooks. The latter were requested by tho Government through the Bed Cross agent ut tho ouinp. A lurgo requisition for supplies for tho hospital was also received yesterday. It will bo tilled ut once. The Supply Committee of tho Rod Cross sent out yesterday llfty tons of supplies, consisting of over SUOousos, nil of which urn to bt' sent to Jamaica, and tlieuco to Santiago by tho Atlas lino. Tho Breakwater, which sailed v ester day, also took ten eases of supplies for tho rough riders and the Seventh Infantry. Two hundred cots are to be sent by the next vessel. Tho first report of the work of the Havvntlnn Red Cross br.inch. which was ,organi?od re cently, was received yesterday In the slmpo of a latter from the Secretary, Emily F. Day. at Honolulu. Tho work thus far has been in con nection with tho different Manila expeditions. Tho letter says: "Borne weeks ago wo organbed n socloty to bo a branch of tho National Rod Cross and have applied for permission to be so considered ; In the mean while wo havo acted as a Red Cross Bocioty. Our branch was organized and ready for work when the llrst ship of tho second fleet of trnnsimrts arrived from San Francisco Juno 2!l, en route to Manila. Two men vvoro carod for In n private hospital, as tliov had consump tion, and six at tho Red Cross Hospital, as that was then tho limit of our accommodations. " From tho third fleet, nrrlving July (land 7, seven men were received nt tho Reil Cross Hos pital, and rive sent to tho yueen's Hospital, for whom tho Red Cross paid. Donations of sup pllesnnd furnishings have been so gonerous that it lias been nocessary to expend only about $,'140 of the lnonevs of the organization. Of lhn numtier of men received by ustwohnve died and been burled at Honolulu, six havo re turned to San Francisco. live were returned tho same day to their ships and nine are still under tho care of tho lied Cross Hospital, live of whom aro to bo returned to San Francisco on the next steamer and tho otbors ns soon as possible. In addition to tho hospital work, tho society has furnished flannelsanftary bandages to thoso Hurgeons who found tholr men with out a sufficient supply: also supplies of tea. sugar, biscuit, brfnd and delicacies havo been sent to the ships for tho comfort of tho sick. "When Gen. Wosley Merritt arrived Mrs. Harold M. Sowall. vvlfo of tlin United States Minister and President of this branch of tho Red Cross Society, had an Interview with him, when it was decided that n branch United States hospital should bo established, where contagious diseases could bo trented, ns well as largo numbers of men eared for. This Rod Cross branch has voted to donate all Its beds, linen, furnishings and supplies to thn United States Hospital, with which they will work In the future. Tho moneys of this branch will hereafter bo devoted to procuring delicacies for those mon 111 on tho transports while en route. The United States Hospital will bo ready for occupancy In about two weeks. Meanwhile any men arriving hero ill will bo earod for by your Rod Cross branch. "Gon. Merritt has written to K.in Francisco for the necessary surgeon and hospital stew ards, as no nurses can bo procured here. If t bo not contrnry to the rules and regulations of the United States Hospital and the Rod Cross Society, wo would suggest tliat a Rod Cross steward be sent here to co-opernte with tho Unitoi! States surgeon anil hospital stewards," Tho Callfornin Red Cross branch has sent a report on tho plans It haB made for the estab lishment of a Red Cross Meld hospital In Ma nila. According to tho report live trnhmd nurses and ono surgeon havo been sent, two of thn nurses having already arrived. A llnanclal spent went along In charge of supplies suffi cient for flvn or six months' use and a eompleto equipment for a field hospital of-125 beds The cost of mninttinlng the nurses Is about $22T a month, and thn Callfnrninii socloty Is about to Issue an appeal for contributions from thoso Stutes that liuvo troops in the Philippines. BOZMKBH' CnililtBKN'B PICNIC Acting Mayor (ticcenlirlmnr Is to Make a Speech nt It. The plans for tho lawn party to bo given to tho children of the soldiers nnd sailors now at tho front were perfected, yesterdny, at a moot ing of the Women's Protective Bollef Associa tion at the Manhattan Hotel. Permission has at last boon obtained from Park Commissioner Clausen, and tho lawn party will bo held on tho east lawn In Central I'nrk on Tuesday nftor noon, from 2 until 10 o'clock Actlni; Mayor Quggpiiliolmorwlll mnkoii speech to the chil dren, nnd It Is possible that somo of tho Naval Roserves from thn Nahant will be presnnt Ar rangements havo also been made to have pres ent the soldiers In tho different hospitals who aroabloto come. It Is exiieetod that about thirty will attend. The music will bo by ono of New York's military bands. About three thou sand children are eMieetod to attend, and It will bo tho duty of all others to provide enke and ico cream for them, Secretary Alger Invltrd to n Reception lit Atlnntlo City. Washinoton, Aug. 4. Secretary Alger has received an Invitation from Charlos F.vansnnd Kennedy Crossan, in behalf of thocltirensnud tho guosts, respectively, of Atlantic City, to at tend a big reception In his honor to bo held there, He Is asked to bring Adjt-Oon. Corbin with him. The Invitation Is under considera tion. Transport Mississippi Asrouml at I'once, Wabhjnoton. Aug. 4. Secretary Alger has a telegram from Gon. Miles saying that tho trans port Mississippi is aground at I'once, It was reported that tho Massachusetts had gone aground, but Geu Mllos does not mention such an occurrence. In the telegram retorting tho grounding of the Mississippi lie says tho Massa chusetts has arrived. OBDBBB F6B SjQltAL COBFB. They Are to &eave Camp Thomas to Go to Fotin Illco, CniTTANOOOA, Tenn., Aug. 4. The only or dor for movomont received at Ohlcknm&uga to day was for tho signal sorvlob corps, which will leave for Newport Nows on Saturday. Tho seven regiments which are to be a part of Gen. Wado's commnnd on tho Porto Blcan oxpodl tlon havo received no marching orders ns yet, nor has any contract for their transportation beou mndo with either of tho threo roads lead ing to Newport Nows, Thoro are now nt tho park thirty regiments of Infantry. About a month ago thoro were forty-six regiments horo at ono tlmo.butncnrly ono-hnlf of thorn havo gono In addition to these infantry reglmonts thoro remain two reglmonts and two troops of cavalry and soven bnttorles of nrtlllory. After Oon, Wado's pro visional regiments start thoro will bo left nt Camp Thomas only nbout 27.000 men, whoro a month ago thoro wore about 65,000. Former Adjutant Peck of tho Ninth Now York will not succeed Major George T. Larrl gan, resigned, nftor all. That honor will bo to Llout.-Col. Band, who, aftor tho fashion of tho regular army, will horenfter command tho Third Battalion. Second Lieut. Pock Is, how oror, promoted to Captain and will com mand Company F, Those nre tho nowly commissioned officers of the Ninth Now York, who succeed those resigned nnd fill tholr vocancles that wore In waiting: Socond Lieut. David II. Miller, acting Adjutant, promoted to First Ltoutenant assigned to Company L: Soo ond Lieut. Pock, promoted to Captain Company F ; First Lieut. James M. O'Donald, Company A. Captain Company B ; First Llout. Chns. A.IMeyor. Jr., Captain Company D, nnd continued as regi mental ordnance offlcor: Second Lieut. John 0. Haggorty.Company M.FlrstlJcutenat Company B ; Second Llout. Michael J. Mahonoy. Company A. First LloutonantCompanyA: Corporal Chas. G. Judson, Company E. Second Lieutenant Company E: Corporal Charlos Hlnkley, Com pany H, Socond Ltoutenant Company A or M: Sergeant William H. Smith, Company H, Sec ond Lieutenant Company F. BKriCN TBANBPOBTS AT TAMPA. They Are In Quarantine, but Gen. Coppln ger Ilopes to Use Them by Sunday. Tampa. Fla., Aug. 4. Bevon troopships aro now In qunrantlno oft Egmont Key, the entranco of Tampa Bay, serving their time provided by tho quarantine regulations before being allowed to proceed to this city. Six of the transports were ordered here to carry tho Porto Blco expedition under Gen. Copplngor. whllo tho seventh has been ordered to Now York. Tho ships in quarantine aro the Comal, Santiago, Yucatan, Clinton. Rita, Allegheny, and San Marcos. Tho latter has been ordered north. The Yucatan has been designated as tho flagship, and on hor Gen. Copplnger and his Btnff will sail for Porto Bico, unless countermanding orders nre rocolved before sho Is allowed to leave tho quarantine station. Tho General Is fearful that something will occur within tho noxt fow days to prevent his going, and arrangements have been made to have a speedy loading of transports when they urrtvo at Port Tampa. Sunday has been set as tho day of embarkation and the flagship will be tho llrst loaded and will probably be re leased from quarantine to-morrow. Tho ordor changing tho movement of troops which had been ordered to Fornuudlna to Mon tauk Point. Long Island, failed to name the Second Regular Cavalry as onoof tho regiments to be sent north, and theconsequonco was that this regiment went to Fernnndlna as was pre viously ordered.nnd will have to be sent on from that place. All of tho troops now at Fernan dlna, regulars and volunteers, will be sent to Long Island, but tho movement from that place, according to Geu. Copplngor's advices, will not begin until about tho middle of the month. The steamship Moecotte arrived In Port Tampa to-night and brought among other passengers nineteen of tho soldiers injured at tho battle of 1 Coney, who have beon,ln the hospital at Key West. The men are nearly all recovered, but havo a month'B loave of ab sence, which many of them will spend at their homos. One of tho men belonging to tho Sixth Infantry was shot In the head, the bullet cut ting a groove from the forctiead to the crown. DELAY WITH SPAIN'S TBOOPS. Spanish I.lne Men Protest Thnt They Are Carrying Out the Contract to the Letter. Notwithstanding reports to the oontrary. J. M. Ccballos and 11. A. C. Smith, who arranged the deal with Col. Frank J. Ilecker. Quarter master. U. S. A., for transporting to Spain tho officers and men of Gen. Toral's army on ships of tho Spanish Steam ship Company, say the company Is fulfilling to the letter Its contract with tho Government. They say there has boon no delay In sending the ships to Santiago; that ono steamer is olroody thoro, that others will arrivo right along, and that everything will bo all right and so on. At Mr, Smith's office it was stated that the Alicanto had already arrived at Santiago from Martinique. The War Department says the Alicanto sailed from Martinique yestorday. It will tako about throo or four davs for her to reach Santiago and sho Is ono of tho smallest boats of tho lino. A representative of Mr. Smith stated that tho contract was awarded to tho Spanish lino about midnight of July 20 and that tho Government was immediately to furnish safo conduct to tho Alicanto from Martinique. Tho safe conduct, this man said, was not furnished until threo days lntor. He said tho ship sailed from Martinique Immediately thereafter. At least, ho said, tho homo oflloe of tho company had so Informed Mr. Smith. Tho contract calls for tho movemont of 10, 000 troops on or before Aug. 10 and the rest by Aug. 17. Failure on tho part of tho company to carry out tho contract Imposes a forfeiture of 5250,000. Tho schedule given out by tho War Department seems to make a fulfllmont of tho contract Impracticable. Meantime we feed and guard tho Spaniards, BIF.CTBIC KITVltKNB FOB SUSSOUBT. Miss Helen Gould Agrees on Behalf of the Wnr Belief to Provide Them, The following lotter was recolvcd on Wednes day by Major William H. Arthur, chief surgeon of the army hospital ship Missouri: Woman's National ) WAn Belief Association, WiKTiRnn TTnTKT.. Nkw VonH. Allff.l. 1HTW I Major Arthur, Surgton in Ouxrpt, lTeipxtalSkiv AY touri. Dkab Sib: Is there anything In tho way of supplies or apparatus that would contribute to the comfort of the sick and wounded on board the Missouri? This association will gladly con tribute to tho equipment of the snip, undor your direction ami on receipt of Instructions from you. Respectfully. Helen Mim.ee Gould. In replying to this lettor Major Arthur said thnt four electrical kitchens were noeded. By this ho meant an outfit for cooking anything by electricity, thus taking from the ship's kitchen the boat of a coal fire. Miss Gould telegraphed to Major Arthur to furnish estimates for tho utensils required. This ho could do only ap proximately. Ho thought tho kitchens would cost botweon foOO nnd $1,000 each, and Miss Gould said that the association would furnish them. Tho Missouri Is being fitted up at the foot of Amity street, Brooklyn. To prevent dampness on the ship, each deck will be covered with a coat of asphalt throe-quarters of an Inch thick, and this will bo covered with white enamel paint. Tho partitions and bulkheads will be sheathed In whlto pine and painted white. CKBI'KBA OFF ON A TBIP. Us and Ills Son Start for Fort Monroe, Nor folk and Other Places, Annapolis, Md., Aug. 4. Admiral Cervora and Lieut. Cervora. his son, having secured pormlsslon from the Washington authorities, loft to-day to visit Fort Mon ree, Newport Nows. Norfolk, and Portsmouth, Vn., and poBsibly Mass lor the American dead killed at Santi ago was celebrated ut Ht Mary's Catholic Church to-dny It, was attended by nil tho Bpaulsli prisoners at the Naval Academy, GARCIA FIGHTING HARD. BPANIABDB LOST ItBA TILY IN TIIKIB ItBFUAT AT MAYABI. UarclnlsNow Marching on llolgtiln, Where a Battle with I.nque's Army Is Kx- peeled Mare Iminunes Bench Santiago from New Orlenns The Spnnlsh Dollar. Sptcial Calls Dtipatth to TtlK 8tN. 8ANTIAOO K Cuda. Aug, .1, Tho Bpanlsh Gonernl at Manranlllo has asked Gon. Garcia lor pormlsslon to march to Holgulii with his command without molestation by 'the Cubans, nnd the Cuban leader has granted his request. Garcia Is now marching upon Holguln, whoro heavy fighting Is oxpectod. Largo numborsot Spanish KiiorrlllashavodcsortcdtotlioCubausi and aro fighting tho Spaniards with the saino ferocity that thoy formorly manifested toward tho Cubans. Garcia lias gained nn Important victory over tho Spaniards at Mnyari after heavy lighting, Tho Spanish wore completely routed and lost heavily In killed, wounded andprlsoners. The steamer City of Berlin has arrived horo with two regiments of Itnmunos from Now Or leans. Gon. Wood. Military Governor of Santiago, in ordor to put a stop to abuses, tins fixed tho value of tho Bpanlsh dollar at 50 conts In Amor lean monoy. The health of the city in still bad. COAT.tNO STATION AT SAMOA. The Navy Department Preparing tn Kstnb llsh One nt Pago Pago. Wasuinoton, Aug. 4. As a result of the growing Interests of tho United States in the Pacific, tho Government has decided to estab lish a coaling station In Samoa for tho use of American war vessels. An ordor was Issued by tho Navy Department to-day detaching Civil En glnoar F. E. Chambers from duty In the Brook lyn Navy Yard and assigning hltn to duty In the Bureau of Yards and Docks. Washington, in connection with tho establishment of a coaling station at Pago Pago. This was the first Inti mation to many naval officers that tho Admin istration had determined to take advantage of tho concession secured In Pago Pago yoars ago for use as a coaling depot. The matter has not been mooted for some time, and many of thoso Interested in it had almost forgotten that the United States had tho right to occupy Pago Pago for that purpose. When Pago Pago was acquired by this Gov ernment, the Samoan troubles made It advis able for it to use tho pluce as a coaling station. Great Britain, Germany and the United States. the notions that exercised tho tripartite pro tectorate over Samoa, had sent war vossels there, and at tho time of the groat Apia hurrl cauo In 1M8S the friction between these wns so great thnt trouble scorned to be Imminent. Soon after acquiring Pago Pago, tho United States erected coal sheds there and sent down a largo quantity of coal, but under the second Clevoland Administration, when Samoa was practically abandoned by the Government, the station was neglected, tho sheds were de stroyed by high winds, and thn conl was taken by anybody who wanted It. The present Administration Is making arrangements to retrieve all that was lost by the neglect and indifference of Its predecessor. Plans aro being prepared In the Bureau of Yards and Docks for thefcrectlon of fine, strong sheds, a good pier, and apparatus for handling coal. Civil En gineer Chambers will have charge of this work, and will probably go to 8amoa to superintend the erection of tho pior. buildings, and ap paratus. Tho sheds will hold about 0.000 tons of conl. and thnt amount will bo shipped to Pago Pago as soon as possible. It was said to-day at tho Navy Department that tho Germans hnd been active In Samoa recently. This may or may not have had a share In causing tho Ad ministration to decide on the establishment of the station. TO BAIL FOlt IIAWAIT TO-MOItBOW. Unpleasant Prospect for Five Companies of the First New York Volunteers. Ban Francisco, Aug. 4. Five companies of tho First Now York Volunteers will embark on tho steamer Charles Nelson for Honolulu early to-morrow. About the samo time a party of the Battalion of Engineers will board the steam schooner Lnkrae. nnd both vessels will prob ably salt early on Saturday morning for the Hawaiian Islands. Tho prospects of tho men who compriBO this expedition for an enjoyable voyage are not bt the brightest. The Charles Nelson is a dirty looking coaster, smelling of oil and bilgo water, with close, stuffy quarters for the officers, to say nothing of thoso of the men below decks. The Lakme (seven dirtier and more 111 smelling than tho Nelson. The chartering of theso vessels by Major Gen. Otis has caused much adverse comment here. Tho vessols belong to tho so-called Johnson-Locke Company of this city, which con tracted to tako 1,300 men to Honolulu at $35 a head, tho money to bo paid throe days after tholr doparture from San Francisco. Tho com nnnv ncreed to havo half the men ftwnv hnforA Aug, 1 and the rest by Aug. 10. In this partic ular tho contract has been violated, as not a slnglo soldier has embarked on a Johnson Locke vessol to date. Tho engineers going on the Lakme are to make surveys of tho Hawaiian coast nnd prepare maps to assist In planning future fortifications calculated to make Honolulu tho American Gibraltar of tho Pacific. TIIBKK TBANBPOBTS OFF. All to Tnke Troops from Hnvnnnnli to Porto lllco Breakwater's Ilospllnl Htares. The transports RIoGrnndoand Loonasallod for Nownort News shortly before 11 o'clock yestorday morning. A llttlo lntor tho Break water sailed for Santiago and In tho afternoon tho Mlnnownska sailed for Savannah, Just after tho Lconn and Rio Grnndo had sallod tho War Department telegraphed orders to send thorn to Savannah. Tho ordor was forwarded to Newport News. Part of tho troops of Gon. Wado's Provisional Division from Chlcknmauga will embark on tho Leona.Rio Grande and Mln nownska at Savannah for Porto Rico, Tho Breakwater Is heavily ladon with com mtAsnry stores and suppllos for tho sick and wonnded.contrlbuted by tho Woman's Nntional Wnr Belief Association and tho Red Cross, Hho will cnll ut Fort Monroe to take on tho flold nnd camp equipment and luggngo bolonging to the Third Infantry, which baggage sho carried from Tampa to Cuba and brought back again, She took from hero a sulphur fumigating ap paratus and a plant for making Ice and distil ling water, contributed by tho Now York Relief Commltteo of 1804, through Nathan Straus. The Breakwatorcarrled six doctors undoreon troct wlththo Medical Depnrtmontof the Army, several nurses and Hnllock Ilartlctt of tho Massachusetts branch of tho Rod Cross, who wont to Santiago to seo that supplies on tho ship, contributed by his organization for tho Massachusetts soldiers, are distributed among the men for whom they nro Intended. M.Albort Von Schiller of tho Belgian Rod Cross was also a passenger. JIMr 1IATK TO VSK TUB HVRZ BOVTB. No Mure Troops to Be Sent to Snn Kran rlsco Bound for the Philippines. San Fkancisco, Aug, 4, No more troops will be sent to San Francisco bound for the Philippines. If Gen, Merritt do mands more troops than tho 8,000 already here, thoy will be sent from the Atlnntlo coast via the Mediterranean and tho Suez Canal, (ion. Morrlnm has mado strenuous efforts to ongago tho transports necessary for tho soldiers now here, nnd yet may bo com pelled to sond somo of the men by tho eastern route. The supply of vessels on tho Pnclflo coast Is already about exhausted. This condition of affairs has been brought to tho nttention of the'C'allfornla delegation In Congress, and should tho Government bo com pelled to send troops by the Suor. Canal tho fact will be played as a trump card In favor of tho Nicaragua Canal when the question comes up for settlement in tho noxt Congress. .""I1, '""'I'l'.i'" TUB HOSPITAL SHIP SCANDALS. Disappointment Over Secretary Alger's Investigation nnd lleport. WAsntNOTON, Aug. 4. Agrcatdoalof dlsap polntmentlhns been expressed In ofllclnland un official quarters since yestorday with thoensy going way In which tho War Department has dismissed the case of tho steamships Concho and Seneca, which recently brought sick nnd wounded soldiers homo from Santiago In a con dition of wretchod neglect. In tho War Depart ment and among army officers there Is n well observed rule against criticising tho head of tho department, but n dozen officers can bo found In Washington who express resentment with tho msnnor In which flcorotnry Algor's so callod 'Investigation" Was conductod and con cluded. Thoy regard It as a farcical proceed ing nnd thorn In no hesitation In condemning tho official mothod of dismissing so serious n subject In so trivial a way. When tho department's nttontloq was called to tho shocking stnto of affairs on tho Seneca somo time ngo Ho nttention was given to tho msttor by tho Secretary, and tho Snrgcon Genornl dismissed tho subject by saying that "tho modicnl department could not bo held re siKinslblor Absolutely no official Inquiry was niado to disclose tho cause of tho negloctcd and suffering condition of tho sick soldiers. Whon tho Concho arrived In worso condition thnn tho Sonecn tho War Department folt bound to tnko official cognlrnnco of tho fact. Even thon Surgeon-General Sternberg said: "Tho medi cal dopnrtment Is not responsible." Tho Secretnry of War promised an Investiga tion, and tho "Investigation" was concluded in about two days. The report of tho Bocretnry says that there was great eagerness among the men to got homo nnd that thoro was a'rush of civilians to get on board, thereby Implying that tho army offleors nt Santiago were unablo to prevent unnrmed mon from going on bonrd and sick soldiers from ovorcrowdlng tho ships. Tho fact Is, no Invcstigutlon worthy of tho namo has been mndo by tho War Department. The cursory examination of the matter occu pied only two days nnd was not of a nature which would Insure tho publication of all tho facts, whatever they might bo. The Soerotory of War was asked to appoint a court of Inquiry, but he refused to do this. Ho said It should bo a department Inquiry, nnd this, of course loft the wholo matter In tho hands of a slnglo man. If It transpired in tho "investigation" that Gon. Shatter, the oftloer who was sent to San tiago on the recommendation of tho Booretnry of War, was at fault for tho state of tho soldlors on tho Seneca nnd Conaho. that fact was not disclosed. Tho most careful Inquiry at tho War Depart ment brings to light the fact that tho Surgeon General cannot bo hold blameless In this mat tor, oven If ho does decllno to discuss It by brusquoly saying ho Is not responsible Ho admitted on tho day after tho arrival of tho Concho nt Now York that ho was Ignorant of tho faot that such a ship was being usod to transport sick nnd wounded, nnd ho added tho still more remarknblo admission that ho did not know any vessel wns on tho way to Now York at that timo with sick and woundod on board. It Is very well known, however, that his duty was to require tho reporting of such mat tors to his ofllco by tho medical officers undor his jurisdiction nt Santiago. An officor of tho navy who wns congratulating himself that tho navy takes better care of Its sick than tho army does, paid this morning: "If Gon. Sternberg knew, as he must hnvo known If ho did his dutv, that tho medical sup plies for the army at Snntingo wero left behind at Tampa, It was his business to mako a prompt nnd vigorous complaint to tho Secretary of War, for he could have foreseen that failure to do so would result In disaster." Tho report of Secretary Algor, almost flippant In its treatment of the criminally serious state of facts revealed on board the Seneca and tho Concho, is all tho more surprising In view of tho well-known fact that President McKlnloy has promised more than one person that there should be "a thorough. Impartial and com plete Investigation." Ono of the iwrsons to whom ho mndo .thlB promiso s Miss Janet Jennings, tho Red Cross nurse, who first re vealed to the public the htnte of things on tho Seneca, aboard which sho returned from San tiago. Miss Jennings talked to tho President on Monday, nnd In The Sun of Tuesday told tho story upon which sho asked of tho Presi dent an investigation. Ho assured hor thnt it would be ordered, but If tho complacent mem orandum now Issued by the Secretary of War 1b to bo accepted as the result of that promised investigation. Miss Jennings muy well feel that hor efforts to exposo tho wretched state of affairs, In order that tho condition of tho woundod soldiers may bs improved, havo met with failure. Surgeon-General Sternberg Is, and has been from the start, opposed to tho Red Cross and Its work. Ho has handicapped nil Its efforts, and has held tho same attltudo toward all pri vate relief and hospital organizations. He claims to bo a law unto hlmi-elf. nnd whllo ad mitting the densest Ignorance us to tho hos pital situation In Cuba, clnlms to bo nbove all outeldo advice or assistance. President McKln loy and Seorotary Alger have reDliod to many persons who havo pointed out tho incapacity, or, nt least, tho unwillingness of tho Surgeon General to grasp the situation and attempt to remedy It, that ho Is "a man eminent in his profession." This Is not denied but that ho is not dealing wlththo question of the sick uud woundod In Cubn as it should bo dealt with Is a matter of public notoriety. It Is hoped horo that President McKlnloy will now mako good his promiso to hnvo a eompleto Investigation, and that ho v 111 hnvo It conducted by officials outsldooftho oftlcos of tho Secretary of 'W ar nnd tho Surgerm-General. In that wnv ho may posslblygotat tho factsand placo tho blnmu whoro It properly belongs. POBTO BICAN T.K.taUE. Nineteen of the New York Colony Vfnnt nn Independent Government. Nineteen porto Ricnns met nt tho Sturtevant Houso last night nnd declared the l'orto Rico Revolutionary party dlssolv cd. They then pro cooded to form the Patriotic Porto Rlcnn League. Dr. J J. Henna was elected Presi dent; Eugene M. Hostls, VIco-Piesldcnt, and Robert II, Todd, Secretary. Two more officers are to bo elected nt a later meeting, The object of tho now league Is so to fill tho newspapers of both tho United Stutes and Porto Illco with arguments, nnd to do such missionary work with Representatives and Senators In Congress, that Porto Rico will Ik allowed to voto whothcr It shnll become an nexed to the United States or whether It shall havo an Independent government. Vice-President Hostls sails on tho next stenmor for Porto Rloo to begin his propnguudn. If permitted Antonio Molina, editor of tho foreign edition of tho ,Wwi(i)r 4mTiran, Is ono of (he prlmo movers of tho league Mnny Poito nivalis In the city do not approve of tho league, and point to tho fact that but nineteen wero prosont nt last night's meeting, when there nre ovor200 In tho Porto Rlcnn colony, "Wo feel," said ono of tho dissenters, "thnt tho future of l'orto Blco miiht bo worked out by the United Htntes. Wn think this lenguo is only n blind to secure Independent government for tho Island, and wo want to seo tho United States assume chargo." General Officers Ordered to Report to Gen. Wiulii. Wasuinoton, Aug. 4. The following general officers have lieen iirdan d to report to Major Gen. Wuilo for duty with tho troops going to Porto Blco: Gen. George W. Davis, Second Army Corps; Gen. George M. Rnndull and Gen. R. II. Hall, Fourth Army Corps; Gen H ('. Hnsbrouok, Seventh Annv Corps: Gen. W, v . Gordon, Fourth Army Corps; Gon. John A. Wlloy, I'irijt Army Corps, IOO Kirk Soldiers Arrive at Atlanta. Atlanta. Gu., Aug. 4 A Govorumont hos. pital train, mado up of ten conches, arrived at Fort MePhorson yesterday morning nt 10 o'clock, filled with sick soldiers from tho hos. pltnls at Tampa, Da. On the train wero 100 soldlors who have been languishing for weeks in the hot wards of the hospitals at Tampa, Of the sick that came in on thn train 120 are fever patients. Very fow sue dangerously 111. Like Bomo peoplo, somo aorta ;v of suits need prodding to koop j, 'em awake ; that's the case wita :(, our herring-bone crash suite. . y,' Perhaps we tried to swallow ' -y, too big a mouthful and the heiv J" hi ring-bone stuck. " Anyhow, to get relief wo mark "r the suits from !10 to $5. ; ,' Coat ?2, vest $1, trousers $3. 'i j, Unshrinkable. . At all threo stores. . '. ' i . Of those odd coats marked !j $8.50 there still remain a numbor of large sizes 40 to 46 inches 1, but no stouts also a few big waisted trousers $3, but they J don't match the coats. These at Prince St. only. Rogers, Peet & Co.t Warren snd Broadway, Prtnca and Broadway. f Tbtrty-secood and Broadway. r Helpful ; Eye Glasses, N ,; All Glasses aro meant to be that. Borne ' good intentions go wrong. A hair's breadth out of true in workmanship can easily d- ' feat tho wisest work of the oculist. Abso- , ' , Into accuracy hero and tho Schmidt Clip. . which holds without hurting. Attached for i 50 conts. Open overy evening, also Satur- v day afternoon nnd evening. Ornllita' prfacrlptiona tilled. Factory on premises. t Quick repairing. Circular FREE. Phone 1088-88. i K G. Schmidt, j Optician 16 East42d St. SftfllilSS j H0DGMAN RUBBER COMPANY ! arc manufacturers of ,! Rubber Blankets, Ponchos, Air Pillows, Cushions, and Beds ' j FOR ARMY and NAVY USE j 593 Broadway, New York. v ,? KNOINBKBS SAIL ON SATVBDAY. , Lightning lilt the Cnmp on IVednriday , ' Night and Several OOlcera Were Injured, i Camp Townsknd, J'kekhkiix, N. Y., Aug. 4. f j Thoro Is another delay of a day In the departure -t of the First Iteglmcnt. United States Volunteer j Engineer, for l'orto lllco. Col. Orlffln sen( a ( desiHitch from New York to-dny stating that, f arrangements for transportation would hold.' t but thnt tho troops would not leave camp until ' f Saturday afternoon. They will go down the ' river ou barges and board tho transport Chester ' off Liberty Island. . ' To-morrow will bo civon up to drilling and j preparations for departure. There were not drills of tiny consequence to-day. Tho mess tables and mess tents wero taken down. The ? engineers will mess in their individual tenia i until they leave. Tho ten days' travel rations ' ! havo been distributed. There wero more court-mnrtials to-day, but no sentences nnnounced. Tho mon who have Jf been sentenced to hard labor havo been cut- ting grass about battery hill all day. There nro, U now 100 guards out. Tho provost guard has been In 1'ockxkil! nil day, and tho missing men jj are slowly beinu rounded up. Thero nre still a 3 fow missing. if Lightning struck In camp labt night and sev- - ernl officers bail narrow escapes. The storm ' was at its helKht at midnight, when a bolt t struck a trco on tho southwest bluff. Tho ' lightning then passed to tho tent of tho Itev. J. )f Wnrron I'olies, tho chaplain of tho regiment. A lloth upright jwles of the tent were shattered. " Wi Dr. robes was stunned for somo time. h Tho lightning also struck Assistant Surgeon M Walter 1). Webb's tent, adjoining. Surgeon if Webb hnd missed his train In Now York and, j 4 hnd to remain In the city. Ho considers him- ! J (.elf very luckvto hnvo been nwny, for tho light- ' j nine did much damage In his tent. Tliotentot J I Asslhtnnt Surgeon Charles I. Probln was nlso j 'j1 hit. Hn vv ns hovercly shocked. In this tent the ", j table was split, tho looklng-glnRH was Hhattorod f and things wero knockod nbout Ronorally. ' I Hospital Stownid Hlchaid Sbbho recoived a so- -' , vero shock in tlio right foot. Llout, .I.G. Livingston, who wns senior officer v i of the guard, wes passing along tho officers ' i r street and was thrown Into a puddlo of water '" by tho shock. Lieut. Harry 0. Wilson wao nulte seriously Injured. Ho had jUHt loft his ' cot to go for somo water when bo was thrown i, to tho ground Ho was stunned for Bomo timo - ' M. nnd tho right side of his faco was paralyzed, ' '& Ho has not yet recovered tho use of his right j eye, but Surgeon Seaman snvs the Lieutenant M will bo all right In n day or two. Llout. Beoh . ' 'fjs and Surgeon Benmaii also folt tho shock. , J TUB FIBST MABYLAND. '. Men Itcjiilclnc Over the I'roaprct of Going .fl on tho l'orto lllro Pxprdltlon. ' f Nimroi.K, Aug 4 -Col. W. II. Lane, com- ., i miindliiKthorirst Iteglmout of Marjland In- x fantryaiid ciiimuaudnnt of l'nrt Monroe, said ti to-dty that ho bad not as yet received official , 9 notification that hlscoimnnnd had been ordered i jj to sail for Porto Illco, Ho said that he hnd no , 'S doubt of tho correctness of the statement , printed In Tick Hun tliut tho ordor had been Is- J ffi sued; thnt ho hnd been Informed from other ,J sources Hint the oiiler to sail had been Issued j h bv tho department on Aug '-'. but tho nows had j f, not yet been ofllelnllj conllinied. Col Iino nnd t 3) n number of oflleurs of his command expressed I jf thenihoh oh ns bolng highly pleased with the h prospect of going lo the front nnd as anxiously j Jj awaiting the forinnl order from Washington, I ! J Tho Nntionnl Guard (colored), ("apt. E, W. h Gould, of this eltv, having been mustered Into 'U tho volunteer BHivico of the I'nlted States. left 8 1 this nftenioon on tho Cbesapenko and Ohio j 8 llnllwuy forCnmpCorbln, near lllchinond. Tho command conlted of loo men and three com missioned officers. Tho colored imputation turned out lit great numbers to fee the troops , off The departing company wa escorted to j thn wharf by thn l.aiiiMon Guard, tho battalion being headed by the lAco'nlur Hand . Tho I.nnKHtoii Guard ie.ilnr.'di, Cnpt. Hhep- I herd, will bo examined to-morrow and will also I go to L'nmpt orbln. Tho I'nlted htutcB collier Koiithery passod In ' tho capoiint 11.40 this morning. The Amman . rum Katubdin came up to tho Norfolk Navy I ; t lard to-duy for recurs. (