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M.V I Xno Others Were to Have Sailed Testerdar
H jpN The Entire Corpt to Be Withdrawn from
S,' Cuba with All Possiblo Speed The War
if Deportment Now Says the Order for
;I the Withdrawal of the Troops Woe
jfL Issued llefore the Publication of Rooie
In celt's Letter Alger Not Yet Impressed
FB with the Serlouineii of the Situation.
7 W yVarhinoton. Aug. 5. The Administration
nP has beconio so deeply impressed with tho cooes
T illy of withdrawing Oon. Bhafter's army from
A Santiago at tho oarllost possible moment that
Ml all tho transport vossols whioh tho Quartonnas
Wit tor's Dopartmont can command haTO boenor
llftfl dorod to Bouthoarstern Cuba. Tho ozpcdltlon
Ev ot eighteen voluntoor regiments undor Qen.
B Wado to Potto lllco has boon postponed or
iNJ sbandonod In ordor that transportation mar
flfNjti be provided to carrjr tho Santiago troops to tho
v4$V proposed recuporatlvo camp at Montauk Point.
TA L. I. Tha War Department, eager to dofond
4. Itself from tho criticism which has como from
vS&h U Parts ot tho country in regard to tho caro ot
BE 1 tho sick and woundod in Santiago and tho gen
V)l,W oral poller of tho Administration In holding
H-VV the Fifth Corps in Cuba, Issued tho following
Bi0 statement late this aftornoon:
'Until Quito recently it was supposed that
1 yellow fever was epidemlo in Santiago, and it
I was not believed that it would bo safe to send
Y shiploads north of men largely Infected with
f yellow fever. Tho dlsooso. it was bellored.
Jl would spread rapidly on shipboard, and rosult
Ik (n the death and burial ot many at sea. On tho
JJ) , 28th ult. tho Becretary of War telegraphed to
til Oen. Shatter that as soon as the fever sub
Jj.U sided tho mon of his command would be moved
I'wr north to a camp that bad boon selected for
LfirOcV thcm on Montank polnt- On tho 30th of July
B''iA Oen. Shatter telegraphed: "Made known
B"' Becretary of War's telegram that troops
would bo moved north as soon as fover
eubsidod. and it had a very good ef
fect upon tho men.' When, however, the
true condition was made known, an order was
issued to Qen. Shatter to move his command
k north as rapidly as possible, and allshlps In the
f H Quartermaster's service possiblo to got to San
nlH tiago were sent there, and tho groat liners St.
jeTlm Tv an0- " u's were a'B0 ordered there.
wfU All this was done botore tho communication
m is signed by Oen. Bhatter and his Generals was ro
ll 71 coived and beforo Col, Roosovelt's lottor was
BVM published. Over 150 surgeons aro at Santiago
g r4T and 176 immune nurses have been sent thero,
H U besides tho usual hospital corps that always
H H attends such an nrmy. There have been less
W 5 deaths la Santiago by yollow fever than by ty
PrAM phold foer In any camp ot tho same sice in the
KJyS United States."
I Despite the fact that this official statement
' seems to make light of the sickness prevailing
in Gen. Shatter's army, it is known positively
that a despatch from Gou. Shatter was re
ceived at tho War Department to-day, stink
ing In tho strongest terms concerning tho
1 serious danger of disease whioh threatens the
( army. Qen. Shatter said In his despatch that
I lollow fever of tho worst kind would soon be-
l j romo epidemic, and that tho dlseaso would get
I tar beyond the control of tho army surgeons If
' llio troops woronotepeodllyrcraovod. TheGon-
J rral described tho demoralizing effect, even on
"Wi "10 ,'0n"'',ritlvely, henltby tropP9..of hp prev
.iJJ eneo of deadly dlseaso in'thelr camps nndthe
Crr scenes of death which are prevailing all around
them. It appears from this despatch of Oon.
Bhatter that the morale ot tho troops Is gone.
Tho WJldlersof his command aro brave in tho
face of battle but tho fear of tho deadly Yellow
Jack has selzod uion overybody. He disputed
I tho Idea advanced that tho demoralizing mania
I of, In Its worst form, the disease known as
1 homesickness was responsible for tho do-
j nioinllzation of the volunteer soldiers, but
l asserted that tho ravages of disease alone
' Vi caused tho unfortunate situation.
!'ll Vljt.-Gen Corbin said on this subject to a re-
i5 wterof Thk Hun to-day:
j j " The department ordered tho withdrawal of
I n detachment of Santiago troops several days
iicnnsnn experiment, directing that somo cav-
jv. v I'lry organlzntloiis bo sent north on the Lnulst-
I5nj I ana It was not tho intention of tho Au inls-
ftv I nation to withdraw tho main body of Oon.
I' i hlwrter'H nimy nt present, for It was known
I - m' tnut ,'10 trorw would bo noeded in Santiago
RtVJK until the Spanish prisoners had been deported,
Bi allJ ll w'-ls llnl l'cllcod that tho sanitary sltua
H I tiun was such as to make the Immcdlato return
K y c.f the rifth Corps to tho United States Impcra-
i tlu Xow that tluu'ondltioiiHprovalllngnmong
H the officers and men In Cuba have been repre
E V j M-nteil as mtIouh, every facility will bo used to
B.VA I e,irr "l! ,um' '" 3I)Ilt'l"l l'oint. Tho uxpedl-
ttJ tlf)" of the 1'iwlslunul Division to Porto Itleo
jrBI under Oen Wado has Ijeen abandoned for tho
Wtfa? present because wo must have tho transports
fyj? to c'lrr)r ficn. Khafter'H men to Montauk. and
Jl een now thero are not enough ships,"
V Neither thn Sccri'tary of War northo Adju-
M tant-tlenernl IioIIdvoh that thesltuatlon In Ban-
Kll tlngolsaswrious as It Is represented to bo
fijl or, at le.iht. thoy ,n,i not tlilnlc so beforo tho re-
Il f''"1 ' Gen hhafter's telegram to-dny. Blngu-
K4g lllrl enough, the letter of Col. Theodore
tf luiuxmeu and tlio Urlgade and Division Com-
S njnnders to Oen Hlmftor. urging tho necessity
U " wilding the troops north, falls to impress
I Becretary Alger und Oen.Corbln with tho so-
J rloiimcss of the wnllnryeoiidltlons prevailing
l.Vl n the rifth Corps. Tim Administration fuels
IS jj wund. howuvor, not to disregard tho opinion
BS1 c' ""' Sintlngo ofllcers and the nroused sentl-
',) 110,lt f tho people throughout the country. A
MM ! leading nrmy oflleor said this afternoon:
BJ ' a','t, ar'"' ought to stny In Santiago for
b onio time longer, but wo Imvo to reckon with
Wmy a dlsagrf cable I'Ireumstnneo. Tliat Is. the
j )Bm troops which were most eager to go to tho
'it ',ol" wid In nhot.ii favor htrong Influences
Jwt ereiibOd two niontha ago with the depnrt-
mS' nieiit,arocaillesttoiisk to bo brought home.
J'-l Tlio disease ot homesick iichs, which surcoons
deHlgnatii by a helentlllo namo, has uttaeked
B t he arm) In S.iiitlago. and tho ovldenco Is that
V the inul.uly Is not eonilned to tho ranks, Tho
jB troop are dninoralbed by tholr hardships.
i nil1 ""' i'irtH of serious sickness aro oxug-
Rms, gi-rated."
jkW A desp-iteh was rccchod from Oen. Bhatter
,0-unyiiiinijuneliigthuttho llrst of tho trans-
Em 1''',h '"'.iilng ti-oops from Buntlago to Montnuk
j. 1 olut ittuited icsteiday. undtliat two moroves-
( ! ui.iilil h-ue to-.lay. Tho llrst transport
I' 'i"tlioj.oiihiaiui All iho ships had enalry
i""l ieliiH,y nn bonid, Tho I)iilBlana
m: '""d niilu. t gimraiitlue. Now York, on
M I Moiln..,,!,,) or Tlmihdii) next, and tho troops
But k'' ' wl" ',0 I'otHonally Inspected by
lmM "'tiKeoii-Oeiieral SternUirg of tho nrmy
gBfW l hiiig..ni.(ieni.iu Vninii of tho Mn-
WAq rl"" llospiini .r,i,.0 bvforo (hoy aro
m$i w-nt.,1,1,, M.-hhhU l'lnt. Tliouuxlliaiycruls-
rjhl 'M.1 ', "'"' 1I"M'1"'. " "I'll us tho Ht. Paul
jg tiiMSt, l..,i,ih,W be used in thn transporta-
H lK.i.i.rii,,,,H (rm Santiago, There aro eight
mi tnuispcriH ih.w (,(T sautlagonnd those will bo
f loaiieii w.Mi tnxiph Tliesii vessels have ae-
m ooniiiiiHlaiioiis for about 5,77(1 men.
m lli'-lioni.hino been bent to the Uuarter-
J$ m"M''' " I''Partiiieiii in .N,v York to flt out
f1. "" ''"""' l Montauk Point with nil possible
;M I'1"''.'1 ll"1"''1 'wo been Issued to send tenU
IM" ,""" ';'""''' ' i tl inllituryMutlona In tliu
''M ,'"" ' '"'"I'Mpiiieiit.if hospitals for tho euro
W "" "'l,1,-k ili I io tin. UK ,t,.ht Work for the
m '' .;" i i.i u.n,,,!, i ,i,i i,,, . (1 u.iim
m ' I Will he in . i , , ,,t ,.,,
ill. t .1 1. ,,! tlll, H(.K(,oa ( t, tS,hllU't
I oi".'i ,W f" ''"v 'l,',1 I'tiiielimlly to u ilUeushlon
m oi uiu biiualitu of ihu lumyutbauUauoaud
tho progress of preparations for transferring
tho troops to Montauk Point. Tho sanitary ro
porls this morning ahowod a moro favorablo
condition, the sick list being smallorthan usual
and the roooverlcs mors numorous.
Cavalry First, Volunteers Next) Then the
foteiml OaiU JDupatcA to Th Bra.
BimiAoo se Cuba. Aug. 4. In answer to tho
statemont signed by the Generals and medical
ofnoors ot tho United States troops, to the effect
that tho army should bo sent to another cltmato
to avert a disastrous epidemlo ot fevers, an
order eamo from Washington to-day to sont
back tho troops to tho United States, to bo
encamped at Montauk Point, Long Island,
They will be replaced by a garrison ot 8,000
men, chiefly immunos. The Cavalry will
bo sent first, then tho volunteers, and last tho
Tho slok among tho troops horo compriso 15
percent of tho entire number. Most of the suf
ferers have malarial fever. There aro very few
doaths. The health ot the city is Improving.
Tho mortality, which was as high as 75 n day,
has decreased to SO.
Tho steamer Ban Juan arrived to-day from
Manranillo with thlrty-olght passengers, being
the officers and families of Oen. Esoarlo'a col
umn. The San Juan ontorod Manzanillo undor
flag ot truco on Bunday, causing consternation
in tho town, Bhe was believed to be an Ameri
can warship, and tho people fled up tho river.
lie Soys Ho Didn't Giro Out Oen. Kent's
Keport or BooieveK's Letter.
Washington. Aug. 5. Tho Becretary of War
received tho following telegram from Qen.
Shatter to-day. In reply to tho Secretary's tol
egram ot yesterday reprimanding him for
giving to the press Qen. Kent's report and the
letter of Col. Hoosovelt and the brlgado and
division commanders, asking that tho army
be withdrawn from Santiago:
" Santiauo. Aug. 4, 1808. 1
" Tte iftn. Jt. A. Algtr, Secretary of War, h-aiAi'nolon:
" The report probably meaning Oen. Kent's
was given out, as I have learned since, before
it reached me. I called the general officers to
gether to tell them what I proposod to
do and to express to thorn my vlows,
and to ask thorn to gtvo me thoirs. I found wo
all felt alike. Borne one thou proposed they
writo mo a lottor sotting forth their views
and I told them to do so. Moanwhllo I wroto
mvlAlnvrflm nnil 1nfn It mte hl.ilarl In n,l
forwarded with the letter of the surgeons and
tho totter of these officers. It was not until
some time after that I learned this letter had
been given to tho press. It was n foolish, im
proper thing to do. and I regret very much that
it occurred. Iloosevelt's letter I know nothing
of nor of what he said; and I have been vory
cnrotul about giving to the press any Informa
tion, and I will cootlnuo to bo so.
" W. 11. SHArrKB, Major-Goneral."
The Cominnniler itt tho llattlctblp Oregon
"Condemned" and Ordered Home.
Washington. Aug. 5. Capt Charles E. Clark,
tho commander of tho battleship Oregon, has
been "condemned." to use tho technical term,
by aboard ot medical survey at Santiago, andor
derod to return to tho United States on tho
first naval vessel leaving for an American port.
Capt. Clark has broken down under the terrible
strain to which lie has been subjected In the
last four months. Leave of absence In which
to recuperate will bo granted him, and if his
health has not been restored on the expiration
of the leave, it will be necessary to place him on
tho ret I rod list It Iibb been definitely settled,
however, that Capt. Clark shall receive sub
stantial advancement in his grade, and It he Is
obliged to retire, tho Navy Department will un
doubtedly recommend that he bo promoted to
flag rank on account ot his brilliant services
since ho has been in command of the Oregon.
His successor on tho big battleship has not
been selected.
When tho Navy Department decided in March
last to ordor the Oregon to Key West from San
Francisco Capt. Alexander II. McCormlck was
her commanding officer. Capt. McCormlck
was examined by a board of medical officers at
about that time and "condomned," ns Capt.
Clark has been. lie was suffering from nor
vous prostration, and six months' leavo
In which to recuperate was glvon him.
Tho Navy Department was much embarrassed
over tho necessary action of tho Medical Board,
as an exceptionally good commander was do
sired to conduct tho battleship on tho unpre
cedented voyage for vessels of her class from
Ban Francisco down the western coast of North
end South America, through tho Straits ot
Magellan, up the Atlantic side of South Amorica
and through the West Indian Islands to
Key West, a series of runs aggregating nbout
15,000 miles. Tho right man was found In
Capt Clark, then In command of the monitor
Monterey at Ban Diego, Cal. IIo hurried to San
Francisco, superintended the preparations for
tho voyago, and on March 10 sallad away on
his 15,000-mlle journoy. Tho wonderful rec
ord mado by tho Oregon on that long voyage is
genornlly conceded to bo duo to the ofllcieney
of Capt. Clark and Chief Engineer Mllllken. The
Oregon reached tho east coast of South Amer
Icn at n time when Cervora's fleet was believed
to bo lying off tho Drnzillnn shore, waiting to
Intercept and destroy her, Hut Capt. Clark was
not frightened by tho anticipated attack from
an enemy superior In number, armor ami armn
ment to his own ship, nnd it has paused Into n
legend in nnval circles that lie respondod to u
warning sent him by tho Navy Department
with tlio announcement thnt ho didn't want to
be bothcicd with Instructions and hoped ho
would have tho good luck to moot tho Spanish
Tho mngnillcent steaming record of tho Ore
gon attracted attention throughout tho world,
and brought uddltlonal business toherbulldors
f i am European nations. In tho naval battlo oft
Santiago, when Ccrvcra's six vessels woio de
stroyed or driven nshore, tho Oregon was
in the thickest of tho fight. In his ro
port of tho engagement Admiral Sampson
gives thn greatest pralso to tho Oregon and tho
Oloueister, and Cominnniler Schley also paid a
high trllmto to Capt. Clark'sshlp, Navalnfllcers
ngrco that Clark and Wntmvrlght wero tho
heroes of thnt great American victory. What
owrillsputes may hnvo atlsen ovortheom
paratlvu merits of othor vessels nnd tholr com
manding nfllcorH In thn bnttlo, overybody agrees
that ('apt. Clark anil the Oregon mado the most
brilliant record of niiyitriunrcladengagoil, Tho
Oregon exceeded her trial speed in ohaslng tho
Cristobal Colon and threw tho shells which
compelled the fleet Spanish crulsor to turn In to
tho shore and go aground.
4.000 Immunes to Snll from Knvuunnli.
Savannah, Oa Aug, 5. Four thousand
troops will arrive In Bavnnnah to-morrow to
embark on transports forSantlago. Tho trans
ports llio Grande, Leona and Mlnuowaska,
which left Now i'ork yesterday, aro oxccte.l to
urrl (i to-morrow. Tho troopa nro all immunos
nnd are the Third (lenrgln Iteglment from
Mnconimd tho Third nnd Fifth regiments from
ColmiibiiEi, MM,
Cuiup UlaeU-lnfnntry nnd Artlllny,
tni; L. I. It. 11. adv., eituniun ovliuuu, Jit.
Tnitr xiatk nicAcirnn a mrxn fovii-
Captain-General Mnclo Hnys We Hnve Alto
Landed an tlio Northeast Coait Oen.
Wilson Moves Ills Headquarter to the
l'ront A neronnoltsnnce to Contno,
Where We l'lnd Bpanlsh Troops In a
Blockhouie The Troops in flood Uenlth,
ftitHal CM DttpatcK to Tnic Bus.
Poncc, Porto Itlco, Aug, 4, via St Thomas,
Aug. C. Tho American army of Invasion ad
vanced flvo miles this afternoon from Juan
Diaz, to a bridgo across tho Dcscatabrados
ntver. The bridgo Is an Important strateglo
It Is flanked by high hills. Tho SIxtoonth
Pennsylvania went Into camp there at 0 o'clock.
The rest ot tho men ot Oen. Ernst's brlgado,
consisting ot tho Second nnd Third Wisconsin
regiments, are to advanco to-morrow.
Last night a few mounted mon undor com
mand of Major Reed ot tho Sixteenth Pennsyl
vania advanced to Coamo. Thoy wero fired
upon by some Spanish troops In a blockhouse
to tho southwest of tho town. Thoy returned
tho flro and then rotlred, To ono was hurt.
Oen. Wilson's headquarters Is to be movod
from Ponco to tho front to-morrow.
The weather Is delightful. Tho army Is In
good health and spirits.
Thero has been no firing at Arroyo since tho
cruiser Cincinnati sent a few shells Into the
woods on Wodnosday afternoon".
This appears to have had a good moral effect,
and thero was no occasion for the Infantry to
flro last night, thero being no signs ot Spaniards
in tho neighborhood.
Tho transport Itoumanla. which was aground
at Guanlca, got off and has arrived at Arroyo.
With the exception ot tho artillery, all ot Oen.
Brooko's forco has now been landed at Arroyo.
The sanitary authorities at Ponco have taken
hold of their work with much vigor. They
lmvo caused the comotery to be scaled, and
hereafter burials Inside the city limits will bo
A plot ot ground a distance from tho city will
bo condemned for burial purposes and will bo
consecrated by the Bishop.
The Wanderer X.nnds Supplies in Plnar del
llio and Santiago Provinces.
Kkt West. Aug. 5. Tho stcamor Wanderor.
which loft this port some days ago with a Cu
ban expedition, arrived at Plnar del Kt, where
It landod several horses and other supplies.
Col Pena, and Adela Ascuy, n nurse, who some
days ago was sent here with the wounded In tho
fight between Col. Carrillo and the Spanish
forces, while aiding the expedition landed in
Pinar del Bio on July 22. Col. Pena was un
able to land moro than the horses and
supplies because Gen. Hornandos de Velaseo
iWlth forces 300 strong attacked the Cubans who
were protecting tho landing, obliging them to
rotreat. Tho expedition on tho Wanderor re
quested protection from the ships ot tho
blockade, but It was Impossible to obtain this
Then it was decided to land in Santiago prov
ince and tho party sailed to Puerto Padre, on
tho north coast of that province. At Manor
River they found a Cuban who gave them indi
cations how to enter Puerto Padre, which port
is under Cuban control, with Miguel A. Estrada
as port commander, appointed by Oen. Garcia.
Thoy landod tho expedition in three days' time.
Many Cuban families wero waiting for food
and thoy heartily cheered tho United States
nnd Cuba Libre. Three hundred Cubans wero
garrisoning tho town. Gen. Garcia sent a tug
boat recently captured by tho ICubans to meet
tho Wanderor. On board tho tug wero Collaso
and Marti, aides of Oen. Garcia.
Thero wero In tho port several othor cap
tured vessels, and all had Cuban flags hoisted.
Tho Spaniards who manned them nro kept
prisoners until a Cuban court Is appointed to
take somo determination.
Oen. Onrcla has published a proclamation to
the effect that all Spanish and Cuban mer
chants nro relieved from taxutlon at present.
Nuovltns and Glbara are in Cuban hands.
Tho Wanderer will sail to-morrow for the
quarantfno station at Mullet Key, near Tampa,
Tho Wnnderer landod 7,r(X) rations of food. 800
Springfield rifles. (100,000 rounds of ammuni
tion, thirty cases ot dynamito, 400 machetes,
and twenty-llvo Cubans.
An Expedition io Stnrt on Monday with
Clothing nnd l'rovlnloni.
Washington. Aug. 5. Tho last Government
rciici fxiicuiuon lor ui'ii, iuiixuuu uuiui'ft win
leave Tampa on Monday on the Government
auxiliary Wnnderer in charge ot Lieut. Ocorgo
It. Ahenrn of tho Twenty-fifth Infantry. Gen.
Nuflez and Dr. Mondez Capote. Vlco-Presldont
of tho Cuban Republic, who hnvo beon In Wash
ington forsevernl days, will accompany tho ex
pedition, No arms ornmmuiiltlon will betaken,
but quantities of clothing nnd provisions of all
kinds. Twenty-llvo tegular soldlors go on tho
Wanderer, which will be convoyed by an Amer
ican man-of-war.
Lieut. Ahearn will assume command of tho
regulnrs In that part of Cuba on his arriwil, re
lieving Lieut. Johnson, who Is now in tho camp
of Oen. flomez. In ehnrgo of about fifty United
States troops. Hi Is thoroughly familiar with
that section ot Cuba, having commanded a pre
vious relief expedition to Gomez nnd mnclo
himself uequalnted with tho people and tho
country. Ho left Oomez only n tow weeks ago
to return and fit out tho piesent expedition. At
tho tlmo ot his departure nothing had been
heard of tho surrender of Santiago or any of tho
battles there, owing to tho dlfllimltyof getting
anything through tho troclm
Dr. Cnpotn has been In Washington sovoral
days holding dally conferences with Assistant
Secretary Mulklejohu und other oflleials rela
tloto tho existing Government of tho Island,
Another Important matter which was discussed
was tho disposition of the Cuban Army lifter
tho war. Thn army amounts In tho aggregate
ton largo liody ot men, and unless thoy nro
officially recognized and homo olllclnl standing
glen them In the army of occupation it will bo
come a serious problem how to caio for them,
Tho landing place of tho expedition Is kept a
secret, as thero aro many Spanish regiments in
the wo&tnrn part of tho Island who would llko
nothing hettei than to swoop down on a ship
load ot much noeded provisions.
lllowi Out a Holler Tube an Her Trial Trip,
Injuring Four Men.
Philadelphia, Aug. 5. Tho torpedo boat
Slackenzlo blow out a boiler tubo on her
trlnt trip to-day. Injuring four men of her
crew, two of them seriously. Tho boat was In
charge of Government officers and was given
her trinl tost of speed over n mile course In tho
Delaware lllver between Marcus Hook and
Wilmington She mude u speed of nearly 23
knots and had just crossed tho finish line when
the accidont occurred. She wan towed back to
Hlimuu'tt shipyard, w hero she was built, for ro
Pairs, II
Mnelas Any Wo Hnvo Cnptured the Light
homo nt Cape Snn' Junn-Thli Is 30
Miles Knit of the,, Capital, Nan Junn
IIo Admits that the Native Side with Us.
Sptdal Cabtf Dilpattk to Tni 8n.
Madmd, Aug, 5. Captatn-Qonoral Maclas to.
day sent a despatch from Ban Junn, Porto Rico,
to Gen. Correa. Minister of War, saying that a
body of Amorlcan cavalrh nccompanlod by a
number of natives, has entered the towns of
Adjuntas and Utuardo. (The Bun's corre
spondents hnvo already announced this fact.
Tho despatch adds thatho natives havo risen
at Annco. This means that they have aldod
with the Amorlcans.l
Yesterday an unimportant skirmish took
place on tho River Descalabrado, whloh crosses
the main road to Ban Juan, flvo miles east ot
Juan Diaz.
Tho Americans liavq disembarked and cap
tured tho I Ighthouso tit Ca bozos. Capo San Juan.
Tho Cabczns de San Juan aro a group of four
Islands. Tho point of tliTnnlnlnnd on which
tho llghthouso Is situated, about a mile from
tho most distant Island, ltho extreme north
oastorn point of rortolllpo. It Is ovidont,
therefore, that a part of our forco, military or
naval, has landed In th.ft part; ot the Island,
from which Ban Juan, the capital. Is distant
thirty miles to tho west.
Tho President Itnceives the Fromotors of
the Enterprise nnd Utvrs Them a Letter.
Washington, Aug. 5. W. Rankin Good of
Cincinnati, President of the National Amorlcan
Boy Fund and originator ot the plan to raise
5U.000.000 among tlio school children of Amer
ica with which to rcplacotho battleship Maine,
and Hnrry J. Price, also ot Cincinnati, called at
thoAVhlto House yesterday to see tho Presi
dent regarding tholr enterprise. The lads are
only 17 years old each. They waited nt tho
White Uouso all the morning, but wero finally
turned away. They porseVored. hewovor, and
rcturnod this morning, refusing to be put oft
any longer. Their cards wore then taken to
tho President, and ho granted thorn an Inter-
lew. At tor tho boys told him their errand the
President said:
"Boys. I hnve heard all about your enter
prise You are engaged In a very pralsoworthy
undertaking, and I wish you success. How
much money havo you already raised?"
"Nearly thlrty-flvo thousand dollars." re
plied tho lads.
"What can I do for you?" asked tho Presi
dent. "Wecamohero to secure your indorsement
in the form of a lottor."
" You shall havo It," said tho President. " Call
hero this afternoon at !i o'clock and I will have
the letter ready."
Tho President then Instructed tho door
keopor as follows: "When those two boys call
this afternoon, let them In. I want to see
Tho President then chatted about the Amer
ican boy enterprise and astonished hla juvonlle
visitors by his thorough knowledge ot tho
moveraont.'-'He said' lio-'Jftifc- alad to see the
school children ot tho country taking suoh an
Interest in tho matter, and showed that he was
fully Informod on tho progress of tho work by
telling tho boys what thoy had already accom
plished. This afternoon Good and Trloo re
turned to tho White House, was admitted to
the President's room again, and a letter was
given them, ot which the following is a copy:
"Executive Mansion. )
"Washington. Aug. 5. 1898- )
"Maittr ir. Ranlin Gootl, Cincinnati, 0.
"MyDkabBib; The circular which you have
presented to mo outlining your plan for raising
a fund with which to build and present tc tho
Government a battleship has greatly interested
me. Lovo of country nnd devotion to tlio flag
wero nover moro conspicuous in Amorica thau
thoy nro to-day, and I nm sure our boys and
girls will deem It 11 privilege to bo numbered
among tho contributors to this patriotic under
taking. Vory sincerely yours.
"William McKinlet."
flood and Price Ienve to-morrow for Balti
more, where Good will address tho Baltimore
Chamber of Commerce. Thon thoy proceed to
Philadelphia. Now York, and Boston.
Five Compnnlei of the First New York and
a Iluttallon of Kngtneeri Nail To-day.
Svn FiuNciBco, Aug. 5. Tho departure of
troops for Honolulu was a llttlo variation from
the nrmy whloh has beon marching and sailing
for Manila and thorn was a slight additional
thrill of oxcltement as tho battalion ot engi
neers ami flvo companies ot tho First New York
Volunteers startod from tho Presidio to tho dock.
The two commands. 571 men and 18 officers ot
tho First New York Volunteers. Major James T.
Chasu commanding, and tho Third Battalion ot
tho Second Itoglmontof VoluntoerEnglnuors,
1H officers and .')'J0 mon, Capt. F. J. Holokon
commanding, broke camp at 7 o'clock this
morning and marched through tho Presidio
gate at about 0 o'clock. Small gatherings
cheered thorn on tho way down nnd wovod en
couraging Hugs. They wore In heavy marching
ordor and had no band.
Tlio engineers had always beon proud of
tholr orderly and well disciplined camp, where
no serious disease had penetrated. It was
therefore n circumstance of particular sadness
that ono man whom they wore compellod to
leave behind died within ono hour ot tho time
thoy broko camp. Ho was Private Frederick
son ot Company L. Second Volunteer En
gineers, and ho died of heart dlsoase at the
Presidio Hospital.
Major T. Chase and Companies 0, 1, K, L, and
M of Iho First Now York and the Third Bat
talion of the Socond ltegimont of Englnoors
have beon assigned to tho station at Honolulu,
11 took nearly olght hours from tho tlmo tho
Now Y'orkors reached tho dock before thoy
wore stowod away on tho coaster Charles Nel
son. Shortly after 7 P. M. both tho Nelson and tho
Lalmn dropped Into tho stream and will sail at
daybreak. Tho outlook is not oheerful for a
ploasant voyage. About thirty onginoora wore
transferred from tho Lakmo to the Nelson to
relievo thn ovcrcrowdod condition ot tho steam
Shortly beforo tho Nelson dropped Into tho
stream tho flromen of tho vessol said they
would tako the vessol Into tho bay, but would
not go any further on account ot lack of sleep
ing Quartern.
The cngineur, t'o palliate thorn, had tlio mas
tcrtransfer the firemen to tho quarters orig
inally intended for tho engineers and troops,
nndthe latter wore compnllod to uccopt quar
ters unsuitable oven for flrcincn accustomed to
hot and stuffy quarters.
Somo of the engineers and New York troops
am quartered next to tho uncovered steam
plpos that curry power to tho n Ineh. Tho heat
Is at times alniost unbearable.
Thero Is almost absolutely no place on tho
Noleon whore men may bo docontly fed,
Thorn wero murmurs of Indignation from
the officers, who promised to llio emphatic
complaints from Honolulu with the authorities
nt Washington us soon as thej reach tho
The Arizona and Se.indln will probably bo
utile to ttill u week from to-moriow. Thoy will
be used 111 (uluro m permanent Government
She Yields to tie Terms Offered
by America.
it Was Keached Last Night and
Submitted lo the Queen,
There Is No Donbt That It Will Be Ap
proved by CrUtlna The Government Ac
cepts the Peace Proposals of the United
States Without Prejudice, However,
to Certain Considerations Relating
to the Philippines MinUter Clnmaio
Says He Uelloves Thnt Better Feae
Terms May He Secured-Sagaita Met
with Much Opposition In His Conference
with Party Leaders, but It Is Now Prob
able That He Will Remain In Office.
Special Cable betpatcS (a Tax 8cm.
Madmd. Aug. 0-4:40 A. M. At theCablnot
meeting last night the Ministers agreed upon
a reply to tho United States, accepting the
principle ot tho American terms without
prejudice to the dlsousslon ot certain essonttal
points regarding tho Philippines. They will
communicate their decision to the Queen
Regent to-day. Hor agreement Is considered
It Is now believed that SagastawllI continue
In power.
Tho Council apnroved a project to raise the
total issue ot bank notes to 2.500.000.000
Seflor Oamazo, Minister of Publto Works,
believes that peaco will bo made on easier con
ditions than those announced.
London, Aug. 0. Tub Sun correspondent In
Madrid telegraphs that tho Ministerial Council
last night decided practically to accept the
conditions of peace laid down by tho United
The despatch ocoupled a llttlo over an hour
in transmission. It arrived here concurrently
with a telegram filed In Madrid six hours pre
viously, tho contents of which wero nullified
by The Sun's despatch.
London,, Aug. 0, A message otgrave signifi
cance was received at The Sun's London office
to-night from Tub Sun's Mndrid correspond
ent. It should bo explained that twice only
since the outbreak of tho war has a press tele
gram been permitted to pass the cons irshlp
without delays that sometimes amount to from
twenty-four to thirty-six hours. Tho flrst ex
ception was a brief message sent to TnE Sun
by permission of tho Cabinet on July 20. an
nouncing that the Ministry had unanimously
voted to seek peaco. The second Is the follow
ing despatch, which was received by Tub Sun's
representative hero two hours after It was Bled
In Madrid:
"The result of the conferences has not ben
efited the Government, and has endangered
the negotiations, tiagasta's early resignation
Is mooted."
Tho conferences referred to in the despatch
ore the consultations whioh havo been pro
gressing for tho past thirty-six hours between
Prima Minister Sagasta and the lenders ot the
other parties and groups. Including SeOor
Robledo, who. as told In last night's despatches
to TncSuN. vehemently denounces the Amer
ican terms.
Inasmuch as tho abovo message was sent by
the consent, and, probably, at the desire, of tho
Spanish Government, it may. perhaps, be sur
mised that the underlying motive of the Span
ish Cabinet Is to induco tho American Govern
ment to modify some of Its demands by in
dicating that tho domestic situation In Spain
renders it Im possiblo for Heflor Sagasta to yield
to the present forms. Even it tills Is not tho
reason why the Spanish authorities wero anx
ious to faoilttate tho transmission of the Intel
ligence to the United States, it may bo assumod
that tho tacts justify Tub Sun correspondent
In telegraphing In the above terms.
There Is no question that the Sagasta Gov
ernment Is anxious to conoludo an Immediate
peaco. but It Is not yet clear whether It has tho
powor to do so.
A despatch to tho Central News from Madrid
says It Is reported that tho Cabinet has dccldod
not to send on answor at present to tho de
mands ot tho United States. The Ministers are
extremely reserved.
Maddid, Aug. 0. In an Interview to-day
with Prime Minister Sagasta, SeQor Sllvela,
tho leader ot the dissident Conservatives, ad
vocated peace, but he thinks that reserve Is
necessary until tho negotiations shall have
been completed and tho Cortes shall have met.
Gens. Polavioja, Chinchilla, and Azcarraga
are naturally Inclined as soldiers to support
war. Should tho Cuban Army persist in con
tinuing the war. It possesses the means to
do so.
Seflor Barrio, a Carllst leader, and Gen. Wey
ler havo deollnod to confer withlSeflor Sagasta,
There was a meeting ot the Cabinet this
Although Oous. Azcarraga nnd Chinchilla In
their conferences with Seflor Sagasta person
ally favored war, they admitted that Its prose
cution doponded upon the moans that could be
furnished. They guaranteed that the army,
despite Its disappointment, would obey the
Honor Nooedal, the ultramonte leader, said
that the war must bo carried on A outran, even
If tho Yankees should capture tho Bpanlsh
ports. Perhaps then an International conflagra
tion would nvengo Hiwln und gUe her an op
portunity of gaining moro than tho proposed
shamoful eaco allows,
In an Interview to-day Seflor Uobledo proph
esied that it peace was concluded tho people
i " - - - - - - - .
would soon have enuse tn iciwiit He added
that Soflor Kngasta had told 1,1m Hint tm,
United States' tleuinhde.1 Ktsscslon of M.111II.1
nnd Suhlg Bay, M, Cam Win. the rreuch Am
linssnilor nt Washington, nellng In behalf f
Spain, hnd Induced President McKhilcy to iili.
stltuto another won! for "iw-mOMsiin," imt It
hail tho snnin effect.
Seflor ltohledo's stntemeiit enuseil snmnu In t
of nsonsntlou. It had been IjcIIcmmI that th
United States had only asked fur the tenirittv
oeeupatlon nf Manila ponding n settlement.
SenorSnlmeron. ono of the Republican load
ers, refused to confer with Soflnr Sngnstn. Ho
says thut ho will spoak his views In the Cortes,
Gen. Martinez Cnmiios and the Duko of
Totnnudo not regard tho present Cabinet na
canal to tho task rif achieving peace on good
conditions. Thoy advocate tho foniintlon of n.
stronger Ministry.
Honor ltobledo deems tho Cabinet Incnpnblo
of prosecuting tho war and recommends a na
tional Cabinet. In whloh ho and Oun. Weylor
should have prominent places
Seflor Castelar Is too unwell to visit tho Prlnio
Minister. IIo Instructed Rertur Bllvela to recall
to Soflor Sagasta tho Vlrglnlus affair In 187.'!.
when tho energy displayed by Spatn saved her
Every effort ought therefore be mndo to save
Porto Rico. Nevertheless, ho believes It Is ex
pedient to make peaco.
Seflors Bllvola andSahneron Insist that the
Cortes should bo Immediately convoked. It is
reported, but tho report laoks continuation,
that Soflor Sagasta has yielded to Soflor 811
vola's pressure nnd agreed to convoke Par
liament, Gon. Woylnr's refusal to confer with tho
Prime Minister was conveyed in a char
acterlstia ourt note. IIo expressed surprise
that Soflor Sagasta desired to consult with htm
concerning peaco when he did not consult with
him regarding war. He added that the nation
had been disappointed In what It was entitled
to look to Its leaders for, namoly, success la
nn Learned of No Intentions on Spain's
l'art to Ilflilst Our Demands.
WAsniNQTON. Aug. 5. When tho Cabinet
mot In regular eos3ion to-day Secretary
Day furnished the information that noth
ing additional had been -received from
tho Spanish Government through the
French Ambassador. Thore was some talk
about tho teaco negotiations, but thero was
nothing said to show tho prevalence ot
any belief among the Cabinet officers
that Spain will not accopt the American
terms. On the contrary the Administration
officials generally appear to bo confident that
Spain will not reject tho demands of
this Government. She has already accepted
them In principle, and the interrogations
communicated through M. Cambon wero
of a character that indicated no intention on
Spain's part to dispute the right of the United
States to Insist on such radical concessions as
those contained In tho note handed tho French
Ambassador at tho White House.
A German Firm Otters 10,000 Ilottles of
Mineral Water for the Hick and Wounded.
Washinoton, Aug. 5. The generous net of a
Gorman Arm was appropriately recognized to
day in a telegram to Ambassador White at
Berlin, dtrootlug'hlm to'eonvey tho thanks of
the Government for the firm's offor to furnish
for the use of tho sick and wounded Boldlors of
the American Army 10,000 quart bottles ot a
natural mineral water. Llemen's Company is
the namo ot the phllanthop!o business bouso.
Ambassador White telegraphed Its offer to
Secretary Day, who Informed the War Depart
ment. Mr. Meiklojohn, tho Assistant Secretary
ot War, has directed that shipment be made
to tho surgoon in charge of tho United States
Medical Supply Depot In New York city, all ex
penses to bo borne by tho Government. The
officials of the State and War departments are
Immensely pleased at tho thoughtful kindness
of Llemen's Company, particularly so on ac
count ot the statements that the German peo
ple have a feeling of hostility toward the
United States In the war with Spatn.
Chairman Hull Thinks 100,000 Men Will Do
Needed In Cuba, Porto Itlco and Manila.
Washinoton, Aug. 5. Chairman Hull ot the
House Military Affairs Committee thinks a
standing nrmy of 100.000 men will be necessary
after peaco Is brought ubout. The status of tho
regular army will be one of the important sub
jects to bo determlnod by the next session of
Congress, and during the recess Mr. Hull will
frame a measure for submission to his com
rnitteo as soon as it meets In Deoembor, so that
early action may be had by tho two houses.
He thought when the Army Reorganization
bill passed last session that 50,000 men would
bo tho proper number tor the standing army
ot ttie future, but within the last three months
conditions had arisen which would put an en
tirely different face on tho situation. Troops
would bo needed In Cuba, Porto Rloo and the
Philippines, and he now doubted it 50,000
would bo enough. In his opinion 100,000
regulars will bo noeded for some time to come.
They Are Panic-Stricken nt the Report That
We Will Abandon the Islands.
Special Cable Denateh (a Tn aim.
London, Aug. 5. A despatch to the Dailv
Mail from Hong Kong says that the prospect ot
the United States abandoning the Philippines
has caused a panla among the insurgent lead
ers, and greatly dissatisfies tho Americans and
British In Hong Kong.
A Romo despatch to the Daily Newt says that
tho Vatican has cabled to the Archbishop of
Manila, directing him to plaue himself and the
clergy under tho protection of the United
States In view ot tho threatened massacre ot
priests by the Insurgents.
These Instructions plaoe the Archbishop In
an odd position. In view ot tho pastoral Issued
by him some tlmo ago. In which ho violently de
nounced the Americans, and said that God had
revealed to him that the Spaniards would Inflict
a crushing defeat on them.
The Secretory Crltirlsed for Publishing a
ConUdential Communication,
WAsniNUTON, Aug, 5, Tho surprise In Wash
ington official circles caused by Secretary
Alger's publication ot a private letter from
Theodore Roosevelt has not subsided, but has
oven Increased since yesterday, when it was
not so generally understood that Col. Rooso
velt's letter was not only a personal but confi
dential one, Tho result to-day was somo very
sovore criticism of tho Soeretary ot War, and In
this criticism tho propriety or Impropriety of
Col. Roosovelt's remarks seems to have been
That the lettor was a porsonal one Is not de
nied by the Secretary, but he has not yet given
an explanation to any ono ot his purpose In
publishing a confidential communication which
might injure its author, and from the publica
tion of which no general good could possibly
Worth seeing.
Blmpson's new loan office tud safe depoilt viulU.
WJ West 3il st., neu-lirotdway. Adv.
Up the Iludsnn to-morrow, Btr.Ottyof Lowell. Utule,
reiresluntais, UbU d'hote dinner, 760, lite 4t-
H'll.l, Sill, TF SV.tlX'.S AXSH-Rtt IS
f.O.VM lKI.4Yi:i. 1,
Ailmlr.nl Sniiiimm ,. h, C'nmmiinil, with '
Ciiiuiiiiiilorn Wiiteon In Coiiimniiil of at ;W
I)lvl.li,u-TI,e Armored Cruiser New 4
York nnd Ilrooklyn nnd the Ilnttleshlpa l
Oregon and MnMiiilunelts Will Hall. W
Washinoton. Aug. n.-Spaln's delay In no- i',
contlng tho demand ot the United States, sont i'
In resiionse to the iksbcu overtures presented i
by tho French Ambassador, has apparently .
caused a renewal of tho Intention to send tho jf
FaatcniKiiuadrou tououduat operations against ')
the enemy.
Ills understood thnt Admiral Sampson wan
directed by telograph to-day to hold him
self In readiness tn proceed with n strong
naval force to wherever the Government
deemed It doslrablo to make n demonstration
orstrlkoa blow that would teach Spain thai
hor cause Is hopeless. That action following
a conference at tho Whlto llouso to-day bo
twecn the President, Bocrotary Long sad the
three members of tho War Board-Admiral
Slcard, dipt Mahan nud Capt. Crownlnshleld
was taken presumably on tho advloo of tho
For several days past there has been more
or loss talk at the Navy Department about
tho slgnlflcanoo of tho work at Quan
tauamo of overhauling and cleaning tha
big ships under Admiral Sampson'
command, and considerable gossip waa
caused by tho onlors sent to Capt. Higglnsoa
of the battleship Massachusetts to return
to Ouantaunmo from Porto Rieo. whore tho
powerful armorelad had participated in tha
demonstration to cover tho landing oi Qen.
Mlles's troops. The Massachusetts Is one ot
the vessels assigned to tho F,astern squadron.
Desplto reports to tho contrary tho Eastern
Bquadron was not dlssolvod. In fact, tho porlod
of Inaction after tho surrender of Santiago has
been devoted to putting tho vessels comprising
it In better shape for active sorvlco.
Tho reason underlying tho formation of tho
squadron was tho threat of tho Spanish Govern
ment to send Camara's fleet to the Philippines,
and Commander Watson was on tho point of
departing for European waters to follow !
Camara when tho orders wero sent from
Madrid for tho Spanish fleet to retrace its j
course i
Slnco then there has been much uncertain- j
ty ns to the future of Watson's command. '
According to Information obtained to
night Admiral Sampson Is to succoed Com
mander Watson in command of tho east
ern squadron, the latter being placed '
In ehnrgo of a second division of tho ' !
formation, with tho armored crulsor Brook- i
lyn ns his flagship. Commandor Watson's '
present flagship is tho Nownrk. nnd it Is re- t
ported that he will turn that vessel over to !
Commodore Schloy, who will remain In com- 1
maud of tho naval force in southern Cuba and
the eastern part of the West Indies. This ro-
port, however, lacks verification from nn au
thoritatlvo source. '
The reported reorganization of tlio squadron i
will mako it much stronger. Tho Now York, ,
Admiral Sampson's flagship, and the Brooklyn 'S
wero not lncludod in tho original forco to bo
sont ntter Camara. -
They aro both armored vessels, and with tho 1
Oregon and tho Massachusetts: battleships. 'fe
will form the nucleus of a powerful fleet. $
Tho other vessels assigned to the squadron i
ore tho auxiliary crulsors Yankee. Dixie, and I
Yoseinite, manned by naval resorves. Thoy are 1
unprotected, but are considered excellent ships ;
for fighting purposes. ;
Tho Yosemlto is now at Newport Nows, Vo,, I
where she has just been placed In prime condl- i
tlon for further service.
The other vessels of the squadron are being
cleaned and otherwise put In serviceable shape '
at Guantanamo Bay. s
A Steamer and a Dredge and Scows Lost fa
a Storm Ofl Capo San Bias.
Pensacola, Fla Aug. 6. The steamers Wil
liam J. Keyser ot this port and Nlmrod ot Mo- J
bile, towing the dredge Hemdon and scorn) I
from Mobile to Dry Tortugas, while fifteen M
miles off Cape San Bias on Tuesday night en-
countered a torriflo storm. Tha Nlmrod'o jfj
hawser parted and the dredgo and o crew of fj
twenty-six men wero lost.
The Keyser foundered and Capt. Allen ya& U
three ot the crew were lost. Tho surrlTorof
the Keyser reached ehoro in an open boat and S
were picked up and brought hero by aflahlnff jg
smock. If
Tho Nlmrod Is now helpleis In St, JostDi 1
harbor. m
Madrid Says 0,000 fllok and Wounded Spaas '
Uh Soldiers Aro " Inhumanly TreatedV1 j
Special Cable DeipatA la To Suit, j! '
Madmd. Aug. 5. An official despatch from
Santiago says that there aro 0,000 slok and (j .
wounded Spanish soldiers in the town, and H
that they are inhumanly treated by the Amorl-
can ofnolals. who deny them proper food and 51
medicine, and compel them to sleep oat of 3
doors. Iff
The Department to Establish a Factory fenf Mh
Its Manufacture Without Delay.
Wasuinoton, Aug. 5. The lesson taught by Hi
the war that smokeless powder waa a powerful !'
and almost absolutely nocessary factor in mod- t
ern naval engagements has been followed by a 'M
decision ot the Navy Dopartmont to establish a f
factory for tho manufacture of the powder ' n
without delay, Tho money required is avails- S
ble, but the dopartmont was hastened In Its f
action to construct tho factory on account of J.'
the excellent results attained from the 1
use ot smokeless powdor by tho crulsor fr
Now Orleans, which was enabled to fire nt
with greater rapidity and accuracy In m
tho several bombardments of Santiago's ,'
defenoes on account of tho exclusive use of the 'i:
improved explosive. The Spaniards ulso used '4 1
smokeless powdor. and while their poor marks.
manshlp spoiled tho effect ot their tire, It might
have been worse from a Spanish iiolnt of view J
If they had been restricted to tho use of brown
powder, as all tho Amorlcan vessels were, v, Itli jl'
the exception of the New Orleans. Tho factory 1
will be established at the naval proving ground ;
at Indian Head, Md, thirty miles below Wash- Bfi
lugton, on the Potomao River. Sj-
Merritt-Chnpniau Wrecking Company Start I j
an Expedition to Uantiugo, j.
The tugs William E. Chapman and Plymouth if,
left the dock ot the Merrltt-Chapman Wreck- HI,
Ing Company at Clifton, S. I., yesterday morn- j'jl
Ingwlth a wrecking expedition for Santiago, jij.
Two sixty-foot pontoons and the barge F.B. I)
Sharp were In tow of the tugs, and a large sup-
ply of wrecklngappllanc.es. Including diving J"
apparatus, was on board the boats. The exp- y
dltlonwIU stop at Norfolk and two ninety-foot fj
pontoons will bo taken in tow there. Capt. if
Charles Nelson, the commander of the expedl- m ,
tion, will meet the boats at Norfolk. It good R
weather prevails during the trip the expedition M
will reach Santiago inside of three weeks. js
Newport Ex., via I,. I. H. It., 01.00, Aug. 7f IS
UaeiconboAt. rUotUiaj,7. St ExtsJ2& E
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