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"VOL LXV.-NO. 341. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1808. -COPYRIGHT, 189S, BY THE SUM PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION.-TWKSTY'EIGHT PACKS. PRICI?" PWlTcENTS. .- . . . ... , . . ' GUAYAMA1S0URS ill the South Forto Rican Coast in Our Hands. JUST A TASTE OF FIGHTING. Spaniards Wasted a Lot of Pow der as We Marched to the City. Couldn't nit n Darn Door They Had TJe In . n Narrow Defile, n Barricade in Front ol 01, Barbed Wire on Both OTanki, and 1 They Dinting Away on Three Sides In Fire Iloura' Skirmishing They Slightly A Wounded Three Men Their Own Cnsual- tlei Slight, (or W Couldn't Bee Them nuayamm Wild with Delight When the Fourth Ohio and Third Illlnoli Marched In Then the Enemy Fired on the Town, bat Three Dynamite Shot Settled Him. fjucitl OatU ZHtpttA to Taa Btra. Poorcx. Porto Rico. Aug. 5. The Americans had their first real fight on Forto RIcan soil to day, when they captured the olty ot Guayama. Enough ammunition was used by both the (Spaniards and the Amerloans to annihilate eaoh other, yet only three Americana were wounded and oalyoneBpanlardkllled and three wounded. At least these aro all that are accounted tor. The Spaniards showed the decree ot clvlllza- tlon to which they hare attained by throwing the body of their dead soldier Into a well from I which a part of the town nets Ita water, stN ' dsstly hoping to poison It Onayama Is a olty ot 16.000 Inhabitants, and L.. next to Fonoe Is the most Important town on Gnu Ilaina ordered deploring parties sent , MP the hills to flank the enemy. The rood was 'Ineil on each side with barbed wire entangle ments sueh ns tho Spaniards used at Santiago, but many of the troops carried machetes, with ' which they attacked the fences, disregarding the bullet, and in n, few minutes cut their way through, and then 100 men made their way up - "' mountain on both sides of the mad. 'I Jj The firing line of our troops held Its position ( and poured hullr-ls Into the barricade. Tlm fjg Spanish lrinc didn't last. Ions. In fact, it T&vf "topped In lens time than It takes to tell of It. IT hut what became of tlm Spaniards behind tho harrlcad is a mystery. Thsr disappeared as though they hud been swallowod up. Not n Ingle nr.n of them was ccn during tho skedaddling act. Ths Ohio men kept pepper ing away for half an hour Inthnineantlmn tlm deployed force reaohod 1 'I- hilltops nn both sides of thn road and began I l firing a rattling flro down the mountain sides nd abend r' Iholr portion oo tho hill. Our 9 '"or then all advanced. flringns they wr-r.l. For M half hour there was vorylitllo rotuin. Then M he spat lards rallied ami made, n stand, but hey were still uiiM-on It wi In this rally tha M tlireo of our oioji wero wounded. They aro all privates In tho Fourth Ohio, and their names aro: Jons O. ConDSEn, hit below tho knee. C. W. lUrrEn, woundod n both legs just be low tho thighs. S. W. Woicott, wounded In tha right foot. None, ot tholr Injuries Is serious. Tho stand tnado by tho Spaniards was ot very short duration. Tho deplorors drovo tho enemy along tho hills and tho main body cleared tho road. At 11A.M. tho troops entered tho town. For tho last hall rallo thero was very Utto shooting, but just as tho town was roaohod thoro was a resumption ot desultory firing, and nt tho same time an occasional shot came, from tho town Itsolf. Every Spanish shot was answered by a volloy from our men. This was kopt up for a half hour, when our men on tho hill saw a man on a root n tho upper part ot tho town waving a white shirt. A mlnuto later a flag of truoo came down tho road, and Its bearer Bald that the town surrendered un conditionally, den. Halns and his staff rode forward through tho streets of tho city. All ot tho houses were olosad, and tho place looked ltko n deserted town. Not a person was In sight. Gen. Halns rode to tho publlo building, and by the time ho got thoro tho houses began to open. Everywhere heads wero poked out of doors and quickly withdrawn. They wero poked out again In a moment and again withdrawn, but this time tho withdrawal was much slower. The third time the heads stayed out, and were followed by shoulders and then bodies. Some one yelled In a sten torian voloe: "VI van los Americanos!" Then, aa If by magic, the people came out and rushed toward tho General and his staff, shouting the same words. Somo prostrated themselves In the road and grabbed the Amer icans around the knees whtlo others threw their arms around tho nccka ot the soldiers and kissed them, all tho time shouting. " Vlvan los Americanos," Ao. Their enthusiasm seemed unbounded, and the scene at the surrender of Fonoe was eclipsed. As soon as the Americans recovered from this attack Gen. Halns ordered the Stars and Stripes to be hoisted over the publlo building. V PORTO RICO. I With the capture of Gnayama, thirty-six miles east of Ponce, every town on or near the 1 south coast shown on this map Is In our possession. In the Interior wo hold Adjuntoa and I Utuado. and on tho north coast Cape San Juan, at the northeast extremity ot the Island. Is In & our hands. the south side of the Island. It Is thlrty-slx miles east of Ponce. Arroyo Is the seaport of the city, which Is five miles Inland. ffi Gen. Brooke's troops had landod at Arroyo. H ' and he wanted Gnayama as a base of overa ll ttons. It being the only town of large Importance en the main road leading to the military road to running from Fonca to San Juan. Gen. Brooko B ordered Oen. Halns to occupy the town, and at U 7 o'clock this morning the Fourth Ohio and (I Third Illinois regiments were ordered out, the I a Ohio regiment being in tho van. I It was known that there were some Spanish cat airy In the neighborhood, and so the troops proceeded cautiously along tho road from Ar royo to within a mile ot tho city. Tho road Is level to that point, and thoro wore no signs of Spaniards anywhere along the route. Tho last mile of tho road runs through a cut i In the mountain and up a steep hill. Before this point was reached the Third Illinois stopped, and Col. Bennett was ordered to guard the crossroads leading to the rear ot the city. The advance guard of tho Ohio reglmont then entered tho cut and had proceedod less than 100 yards when a hall of Spanish bullota on both sides from tho mountain whistled over their heads. Tho guards being In very small force fell back, firing as they retreated and tho main body at onco hurried forward, firing nt a lively rato up tho hillsides as thoy advanced. "J A hundred yards further, juat boyondashnrp turn In tho road, thoy suddenly camo upon a barricado that had been thrown across tho I toad. Tho barricade had boon made of sec tional Iron work, which had boon filled In with wind. The Rranlards behind this defence were hooting nt tho rate of 100 shots a minute, hut very shot was aimed too high, though he'Amerlcan troops were within hailing distance whereat there was great cheering and shout ing. Gen. Halns collected men and stationed them In every street entering the town and then sent companies out scouting. Thoy had hardly got started when a bom bardment of the town was begun by the Span lards, who had returned to the hills and poured shot down Into the city regard less ot whether their own people or the soldiers wero hit. Luckily tholr aim was bad, and only one man was hit Tho houses Interfered with our men firing for some time, but thoy finally got where they could shoot, and gavo tho Spaniards a volloy for evory shot This lasted halt an hour, with no sign of Its diminishing, when Gon. Halns ordered up two dynamlto guns belonging to the Ohio men. These wero almod at tho hills and eaoh fired three shots. That settled the Spaniards. There wasn't a shot from them after the third shot from the dynamlto guns. It was then nearly 3 o'clock. The skirmish had laatod five hours and was a record breaker for scarcity of casualties. While the Spaniards wero shooting Into tholr own town, Col. Colt's Ohio men discovered some firing from a houso on tho outskirts. Tho plaeo was surrounded and lead was poured into the house. The fight was llvoly, but at last tho Spaniards ralped a white tlug just as our men wore about storming tho houso. Our men found six Span ish regulars Insido nnd took thorn off to the town jail and locked them up. All tho aftornoon und night the demonstra tion of tho peoplo of the city and tholr welcome of our tioops wero continued The cltirons woro mostly Spaniards, but thoy said thoy were glad tho Spanish troops had gono anil tho Ameilcnns had comu. The Spanish soldiers numbered about 500. They had boon proparlng defences for two weeks, (ion. Halns remained In the town and sent out guards on all sides. Thoro weie no signs that the .Spaniards had returned nnd nil was quiet, Thn city band was playing " Yankee Doodle" ami "Ktar-Hpangled Banner." Everybody was an thn streets, and It was a time ot jubilation. Tlie Americans did not know till hours after tho last shot was firod whether they had lilt unlody, Then citizens told of seeing Span lards fall. They were left lying on the ground until tholr companions wero driven off. Then thuy pickod up u body and carried It to a wall and threw It In. Tho body was fished out, Twu woundod Spaniards waro found noar by and taken to the hospital, where they were treated by American surgeon. Tho movement of the army upon San Juan from I'ouco and Guuyama awaits only the distribution of tho cavalry. Gon, Miles has seloctod two troop of cavalry, A ot Wilson's troops and C ( Brooks's city troops to lead tho advance. Tho ground Ingot (ho transport Massachusetts at tho en franco to the harbor of I 'onco In responsible for the dola, Tho troop -hip is still haul (uv, Thearnty to-day asked tho navy lor Captain t 'ako the place ot tho Captain who was In ohargo when sho grounded. A man was assigned to take chargoof hor. It will bo necessary to unload her Jioforo she can get off, The work, ot unloading Is slowly proceeding, because she Is far out and there aro only a few stoam launches to tow tho barges. Tho hsat hore Is awful. Horses aro suf fering. After landing the cay airy will have to go oyorland to Arroyo, forty-five miles, by a bad winding road. Until to-day the artillery also was delayed, but all tho forces on land aro now ready to start for tho front Tho local Government troublos In Fonce havo boon settlod. Gon. Wilson had deter mined to Btart at onco and lot tho cavalry follow, but changed his mind. It Is tho belief ot military men now that there will bo no fight more serious than the Gnay ama affair till Ban Juan Is reachod. It theso men aro wrong In this belief it Is at least based upon incidents that havo ooourred. Coamo was ono of tho places whore tho Spaniards, It was said, would bo gathored to give us a hard fight. A newspapor correspondent, looking for a horso, travellod beyond the outposts. The Forto Itloans warned him that the Spaniards would catah him. JMIno men, armed with pistols, accompanied htm almost to Coamo. Ovor tho brow ot the hill they saw a Sergeant and five Spanish sol diers. Tho Forto Blcans said a Spanish force was thero sure. The Forto Blcans fled, but the correspondent did not believe tho men thoy saw were Span ish soldiers till It was too lato to run. The only thing to do was to bluff it out, so the correspondent advanced, holding up his hands. His Interpreter was the only man who had stuck to him. The Spaniards laid their rifles across their saddles, cocked their pistols, flourished tholr machetes and called upon the correspondent to halt. Ho responded that ho was on American and wanted to see the Span ish commander. Tho Sergeant asked what for. The corre spondent said he wanted to pave the way for communications looking to the surrender of the town. The Sergeant asked It he was authorized to arrange for a surrender. The correspondent said "No," but ho wanted tosoe tho Spanish commander to learn upon what terms ho would surrender. Tho Ser geant considered a moment and then said he would go for htm. The correspondent asked how long it would take. He said It would take two hours. The correspondent then said ho could not wait so long and would return to the American lines, get proper authorizations, and come bock to meet the Spanish commander on tho same spot at 10 o'clock next morning. He thon asKed,the else fit tho garrlyui. nnd the S,r ceantaaid it numbered 2t men. Tho corre spondent told tho Sergeant to be sure and havo the commander there at 10 o'clock In the morn ing, and the Sergeant sold ho would do so. The correspondent then returned to bis car riage, saluted and lifted his hat. The Span iards returned the saluto. The correspondent got back to tho American lines safely. He did not keep his appointment tor noxt day, but the Spaniards kept their. They brought the Alcalde (Mayor) of the town with them, and not meeting the correspondent or an American ofilcor to surrender to wroto a letter giving their terms ot capitulation, which they sent In by a Porto Wean. The letter had not been delivered when Tub Sun's despatch boat left. Coamo has always been a loyal Spanish town. Incldonta like this and tho repeatod ovations given to the American troops everywhere aro behoved to Indicate practically tho peacoful oc cupation of tho ontlro Island. As an addendum to this story ot the corre spondent it may be said that tho army wants to do all tho capturing itself. There was serious talk ot arresting and prosecuting tho corre spondent for holding communications with tho enemy, and orders wero issued to-day to per mit no moro correspondents to go beyond tho picket lines. In splto ot tho belief that thoro Is no fight in tho Spaniards the American Army will tako no chances. It preparation will bo tho same as though It oxpocted to fight '-'O.OOO ruon ; nnd It tho Spaulsh expect to surpriao us or do any tunny business they will find the nrmy march ing for n fight and prepared to beat the Santiago record. Ah a part of tho preparation of tho army, it may be said that tho eutiru army Is equipped with the Krag-Jorgonson rifles. The lesson of Santiago proved that every shot from the old Sprlngtlold rifles used by tho voluntoers ex posed our men to great disadvantage. Tho volunteers noeded here brought tholr Sprlngllulds, but tho oxchauge for Krug-Jor-gensenswas begun to-day, Tho Second and Third Wisconsin were tho first to get them, but thore ore enough modern ilftea to arm all and to spare. There has been no lighting nt all to speak of as yet, but our men near Coamo firod on thn Spanish blockhouso and wounded two Span lards. Thero was no return tiro. Near the same plucu last night tho Sixteenth ronnsylvaula captured an ox train carrying fi.QOO pounds of loose rice and foity sacks. The train was bound up thu road toward Sau Juan und the supplies nro believed to bo for tho uilllof tlm Spanish garrison. Col. Hullngcoutlscutod thu loosa rice for tho array and sent the sacks to the Alcalde Gunl Ulan, with the request that ho illstrlbuto the rice among the poor ot the olty, with tho com pliments of tho Americans. There are numerous reports that the sontrles about the olty of l'oncu are not dolug tholr duty. Lieut, llupter ot tho First Artillery and UouLUuckroyof tho Filth Attlllory weie out hut night Investigating. They came to tho post of Sentry I'.lloyol the Fifth Artillery, They did not answer his com mand to halt and lllloy II rod tluou times. Tho third shot struck Llout, Hunter In the feft groin. The ball wont tluough his body K. W, It. W. U. A W, ., L . TlnpopHlurAuuinicreJlUr, i JIiWm. ..sinus. t(J. and out at his back. The wound will not prove fatal. Tho two officers nro now satisfied that the reports about tho sontrles Woro not truo. Blloy was exonerated- A court-martial s sitting to-day to try Pri vate Lo Duke of the Second Wisconsin for killing rrivato Stafford of the Thirteenth Itogimont. Sergeant Bow and Capt. Huboi t ot tho Eighth Regular Infnntry dlod In the hospital lait night ot meningitis. Tho health ot the troops Is flue. Thoro la less slakoss than theie was in tho garrison at homo. It lion been deoldcd on this ncaount that a hos pital ship Is unnecessary. Wo have cleanod out tho Spanish hospital here, and will uo that for thn few casos ot sick ness. They have no sickness at all on board the naval vessels. HtlLlSH IIKVOUTS TUB C.IPTVJUS. Gen. Tiroolie't llrlgade Has n Sklrmlili with 000 Hpanlnrdt and Takes (lunyoran. Wabhinoton, Aug, 0. Tho War Dopartmant this afternoon postod tho following bulletin: "PONCE.AUg.il. " Xterttary of War, ll'mAtnotim .- "Gen. Brooko reports Ilalns's brigade. Fourth Ohio and Third Illinois, captured Guayama yesterday. Slight skirmish with enemy In and about town. Enemy's strength estimated about COO. Not ascertained that any of tho enemy were rcgulnrs. Beslstanco not strong. Private John O. Cordner woundod below knee; 0. W. Hime.both logs, below thigh: S. W. Walcott. In right foot ; none serious ; all Fourth Ohio. Ono Spaniard killed; twowounded.as far as known. "Milks." a EX. WADK TO ao TO PORTO HICO. Secretary Algrr Hays Ilia Division Will Go as Soon us Transports Can lie Provided. Washington. Aug. O.Hocretary Alger Bald to-day that the expedition of Gon. Wade's Pro visional Division, consisting ot eighteen volun teer regiments, to Forto Itleo has not been per manently abandoned. He explained that tho troops were needed In the island in order to properly garrison it and to support tho admin istration ot tho temporary military Govern ment. The division w ould go. he said, as soon as transportation could be provided. Tho reorganization of the Seventh Army Corps, commanded by Gon. Fitzhugh Lee, was begun to-day by an order Issued from the War Department, directing that the Sixth Missouri Volunteers proceed at onco from Jeflorson Bar racks, Mo., to Jacksonville, Fla. Tho Seventh Corps was reduced this week by tho withdrawal ot sev erul regiments for tho Prov lsional Dlv lslon to bo sent to Forto lllco under Gen. Wade. Somo surpriso Is expressed that tho Missouri regiment was orderod to Jacksonville or to Femnndina. whlthor the Jacksonville troops have been removed lately. The Colorado bat tery of artillery has been ordered to Fort Han cock. N. Y. FIRST HUH FOIl PORTO RICO. Silvio, Takes with Her Hen Who Will De velop the Country. Tho steamship Silvia of tho New York ond Forto Rico line, of which Millor. Bull A. Knowl tonr.ro theagen, it'r'it ye.teipOPjFji5rp fcthc has aboard representatives of companies orgunizedto develop Porto Rico's mining and agricultural wealth. Including several engi neers and surveyors. The Silvia Is the first ship to leavo Now York since the blockade of Porto Rlcan ports. 1IEALTU OF fUJlPbOX'.S FLEET. Marines nt Giiantnnaiuo In Better C'oudl tlou than When Tbvy First I.iindetl. Wa&hinotos. Aug.tl Tho Navy Deiartmcut announced to-day that those ship ot Admiral SampMiu's fleet which uro not nuuiicd for blockade- duty would be ordered north us soon as tho evlguncle of tho war would poriult. "Tho exuonoos ot tho w ar." to quote tho brief official statement on tho bulucct, roh'rs to the condition of peace negotiations. As soon as bpalii formally accepts the American terms tho disintegration of tho war Hunt will begin. Tho decision ot the Xuvj Department wni not brought about by tho causes which compollod tho War Department to Older all tho Santiago veterans to M'xitauk Point, but Is attributable to a dusiro to avoid repetition of thoso causes. Theaxvolh'iit btatuot health picfcervod through out the uuv nlfoico In the Wcot Indies ha? been a Bourcool wonder nnd gratification to tlm Navy Department, which has In times ot poaco fol lowed tho precautionary policy of keeping war ships in tropical wators In tho unhealthy hua sop as little at possible. To omhtWIu tho physical condition of the personnel of Admiral Sampson's rlnet, tho Navy Di'partuuHit tolcgiaphcd tho Admiral foi a le 1 ort on the subject, ivflktug particularly ubout thu hcalthof tho gallant baud of marines under Llout.-Col, HuntiuBtou, who have been ushora nt Camp McCalla on Gunutannuio Bay since be foie Shatter's army arrived In thai vicinity Admiral Sampson's report cmno by telegraph from Plnva del l'-ato this evening, It is as follows ' "Marino battalion Is In excellent health. Slekliht uuinberulli. par cent Fleet Hurguor. icnortHthut thoy aro lu bettor condition for sorviioln this climate than they wuro when they flrct arrived Bouth lu June. Health of tho squadron at Guantanauio fairly good. Kick list numbers ubout II per oont. Uonuraltono of health of the ships' compunlrs hug fallen con siderably bIuco the 1st of July. This, howovcr. Is not duo to thu prevalence ot any dlsoaRU, but Is probably dun to the roloasu fioni the strain and constant effort under vhlch thoy wi long lived, and to this, probably morn than to any other cause. Is dun their uomgwhat Impaired physique. I do not think It neeessary tn ntnd Ihomarlno battalion north. Thn crows have borne their privations In a manner hoyond praise: those of tlir"o ships havn not, been ashore tor seven mouths, and theso mouths lu a debilitating climate." .VKIV VOKKUltS OFF FOH U JU. They Hullrcl with United Stutrs Knglnerrs on Two lladly Clowdril Ntenninrt. FUn Fbancisco, Auk O.-Xoarly l.ooomenof the First New York Infantry and the Second United State Knglncors nailed for Hawaii this morning on tlm Meaiuors Nelson and l.al;mo, Both boats wero badly crowded. und it is feared that thu snlillois will not faro very woll.aaup.ri vatu corporation took Hie contract to transport thorn at H a head. Thu meat was not up In the standard, ami other nitkins wero bought at low prlcis. Gen. Mcrrlam Is busy propurin'g urdorit for the departure of troops for Manila on tho Koandlaand Arizona. The carrying capacity of tho vessels ha not yet been determined and more muy be accommodated tbuu wn4 at Hint expected. Thu Seventh California will suiely go on the HcandU and oablyu detachment from tho Hospital Corp. The Arizona will bo Gen. King's llugshlp and will take tho recruits, paw at Camp Merrltt and possibly somo artillery from tho Presidio. Tho abandonment of Camp Merrltt was ac complished early this uuirnlug.whon the Ton ue.senns left for tho Presidio. Worth neelug. blm'jou' uew luu I'Ok. ud mI rtapuiH mutt. 144 Hit, 4'JU t., ntariiro(i'.-.ftr. maammmmimiatmmikammmmmm RUSSIA'S NEW DKFIATO. flTTT PROMPTLY ItKTEOTS L0M BALlp WRX'S ULTIMATUM. Ittiilln Declares That Jvnglnnd Bhnll Not Build the Xnwc1nvang-Sb.nn-hnl.Kwan Ilnllrond nnd Mnlies Till, lime n Test at Her l'ovver and Prestige nt Prkln-The Jlrltlth Frris and l'ublle Wnnt Lord Hnlli biiry That Any Failure to Assert Ilrll lib Interest. Now Will Ileiult In the Ills tntegrntlnu ot Ills Pnrty Fnine Plan.ed nt the Frotpeot of n Ituiso-llrlltih Wnr. frtrfal Ca&t. Dutmlfk lo Tns Bun. London. Aug. 0. Europe hassuddenly turned hor attoutlon from tho fading tempest In thn Wost to tho looming warcoud In tho East The storm has buon so long gathering that tho threatening aspect ot the present moment was qulto unexpected. Political meteorolo gists are ng rood, however, that tho crisis tevory real, and unless tho wind speedily change tho tempest will soon break. It s an Ititorostlng commentary upon mod ern international rotations that the affair which has brought Russia and England to the verge ot war Is a matter of tho f rnnahlso for building a railroad In Asia. Tho question, ot course, is tho consummation of a long sgrles ot British diplomatic dofeats, but Lord Salisbury has de livered an ultimatum whloh Russia has promptly defied. Now It must be contessod that Lord Salisbury's Cost friends are trem bling lest he iguomlniously retreat from tha TIIE SCENE OF DISPUTS. The heavy black lino shows tho route of the prmiosod railroad from Newchwang lo Hhnn-hat-kwan which British subjects have a con cession from China to build and which Russia nays they shall not build. This lino Is u most Important part of tho railroad system now pro jected and developing In China. At Ntswuhwang tho lino will connect with the Manchurlau railroad which Is to couuoct China with tho Trans-Sllterlan Railroad. At Shan-hal-kwan It will be fonneotiMl with Tiuntstn hy thu railroad now building, as shown on the mup. Contracts are now- letting and niutiuiul Is being purchased for the railroad that is to join Tientsin with the grent valley of the Yongtsalllvor. Tho disputed railroad la there fore a link In the great system that Is to unite Siberia with tho rich valley whloh Is the chief field ot China's productivity; and both Russia and England are bont upon having the exclu sive control of this connecting lluk. position whore ho has declared to the world he will stand or tall. Ills words uttered In the Houso ol Lords on last Monday were as ex plicit oh the utterance of a responsible Minister could possibly be. "Her Majesty's Government," bo said, "will irASrrt lha CWn'COtrrrfftrat-'in routing any power which C3.urolts nny'nctof aggres sion on China on account ot China having granted permission to British subjects to make any railroad or public works." This ussuiauee was given by Sir Claude Mae Donald to the Chinese. Government on July ''. It w as at once challenged by Russia. First Sec retary of Legation Pnvloff. Russia's acting Min ister ntFuk In. appeared before the Ymuen and protested that tho onnceHslon to tho British Bank of the right to build tho railroad between Rhan-hal-Kwan and Nowihwang was already Russia's Tho Czar's Government has trulncd every nerve to prevent the construc tion of tho Newehvvang railroad by the British Hong Kong und Shanghai Bank. At first 31, I'nvlnff threatened that unless the contract was withdrawn Russia would j'elze tho Chinese province of Kuldja, bordering Rus hI in territory in cential Abla. This net of aggression failed ot its object, and the throat was ostensibly withdrawn. Then 31, Pnvloff offered to panctiou the railroad on condition that the lino t-hould not ln mortgaged to tho British hank or alienated to any foreign power. Unhoped thus that thy concession would Imi rendered worthless to the bank mid aban doned, so ho intimated t lint if thocupltnl was not found by u British company the ltus-o-Clilnese Bank would supply it. Iu other words, Russia unhctdtntingly mnkos this Ihpuo n supreme test of bcr commanding Influence and prektlgu at Pekln. Lord Salls bury'n fi lends, the prebs and public unani mously declare that the stuko Is of most mo mentous importance, and It la dlnioult to believe, that thu Premier will oarotoilsk tho effects of another retreat beforo Russian ag gression upon his supporters nt homo. Ho had been openly warned on all sides, within the pnst three or four days, that any surrenderor falluro vigorously tn assert British Interests will speedily result in tho disintegration ot thu Conservative party and a revolt from Ids leudet shlp. The domestic political situation Is now remarkably clear of complications, and this question of Far Eastern affairs is easily thu supremo Iutetost ot thu countiy. Tho byo-eleetlon at Grimsby this weok may bo accepted as completely removing homo rule from thu field of practical jolltiea for tho pres ent. The. Conservative lenders icgret this, for it Is u question which Is of somo value In unify ing the iniikri of their party, which are now moro seriously broken by dissatisfaction with tbi foreign policy of thn Government than uro those of llm IcadmloHs Opposition. Paris litis been even moro ouiled lu tho past day or tun over tin' assumed Imminence of nn Anglo-IIukhMii wnr tliati London: and It nitir be added that I'lenc-lnncn are quite delighted with thu prospect. Me.-iiitlnie tho lepiits ot Ituaslau prepara tions foi all ini'iitii.dlt lea become dally moio nuiiierouk. To-day's most authentic report Is (hut Russia hns ically sscuiud u naval base in tlm Red Sen lium onco! Klnu Meuolok'sdupun (leuiieH. tho hiiltan of Rtiheita Prom u Kohns topol corii'siHindi ul comes the Interesting In formation that the llusslnti Admiralty has given notice of the icmoviil of thn autumn naval lieadiuiuteis lu llm lllnck Sea from Hchnstopol back loNlkolidtiT. nnrthnunt of that plucu. It Is thus explained thnt lu case of a riipluro Vug land would Ik) piesutnod to strike quickly nt llnsstu'n neatest nnd most vulnerable point.. It Is also asfiuiied thnt sho would find means of ccHiichig the Porto to open tho Dardanelles and lWn)ruH foi the passage of hor Mediterranean fleet li'-Wm,' I'cnnlH.iioM, Mich an nriimlu ns llngland could send would easily Is) ublulo foreotlm passage of bulb straits and at tlm sauin time destroy the Turkish bnttciles, Tho likelihood is that Turkey would make a formal 1'iotcst mid concede. I bo passage in ordci to biivo Constantinople from bombardment. Once u British Admital were In thu Black Peat lie Russian Host would bo at Ids mercy. It would be suicidal (or tho Russians tn sleiiiu out ol Bebastop.il and offer battlo to such an Invader- The Russian llcvt would have but one alternative hugging the shelter ot the inner or landlocked buy No hostile ficot could puss between thn enormously powerlul batteries which pioteet the ehtrancj to Sobastopol. Thu view taken by thu Russians is that the British Ciuup lllqrk lutuntry tind ArtllUry, Htu J.. I. II. It' sd., tiiiureluii ooluuin.--.ta. mumasMmmmaamamaamssammma fleet would not attempt to run tho gantlet, hut with long-rahgo guns that would throw shells over the olty slopes Into tho Inner har bor, tho destruction ot tho floct Inside would Involvo the ruin Ol tho city. If the Russian flotilla, however, is not within tha part the city would probably io spared, Hore. then, is the avowed explanation o! tho Impending twister o! the Russian float to Nl kolnlefjf. It would bo Htvfo from destruction at that port which Is forty tulles up tho Blnyuoha Bug, beyond Otchakoff, and tho deep water olianncl Is Intricately zlRzng and dangerous. 1'ewbollnvo that Russia's latest donation of Great Brltnln Is Intended to precipitate war, Moro probably It is Russia's rnih belief that It la possible onco mom to bluff Lord Salisbury Into withdrawal: nnd this ballet Is not without justification In recent experience. lltOOPS LEAVING .M.VTMOn, The Itnush Illders nnd Sixth Regular Cnv nlrj qn the Way North, .fwnuj rM Deipalch (a Tat Bus. Santuoo pt: Cum, Aug. 0. Tho transport stoamor Qato Cltr loft this afternoon for Mon tauk Point with tho First Volunteer Cavalry (rough riders) and tha Sixth Regular Cavalry. Shu also has on board Dr. J. Castillo, who Is tho bearer of a document signed by loading Cubans thanking Proaldont MnKinloy nnd tha American people for the assistance given by them in the cause of tho freedom of Cuba. Gon. Wood, tho Military Govornor of Santi ago, has callod a meeting of the merchants of the olty for tho purpose ot fixing tho prices of morchandlso with a view to putting a stop to extortion. The oensorshlp of oablo despatches, which was removed a few days ago. has boon reestablished. FEVER SITUATION AT RASTIAIIO. Total Hick, Aug. 6, 3,001; Fever Cases, 'J,M3 -Heaths Aug. s und 0, It. M'asiunotok. Aug. . Tho following bulletin was postod by tho War Department to-night: Santiauo uk Cuiia. Aug. tl. AAlutanU(ltnira of tkt Arul, WtuMnaton: Sanitary report for Aug. 5: Total sick, !i,(ll7: total fovor, U.5ttlJ;new cases of fover, 434; cases of fever returned to duty. 001. Death list Aug. 5: First Lieut. Jamos B. Steele. Signal Corps, yellow fevor; Private War ren Green, Company H, Twenty-fourth Infan try, yellow fover: Conorul George Haven, Com pany D. First Illinois, yellow fever: Corporal Mart In G. Nett Ingham, Company Jl. Thirty-third Michigan, acute meningitis; Archie Bcattle. Company C.Flrht Illinois, yellow fever: Edward Pen n, Company 11, Twenty-fourth Infantry, pernicious malarial fever; Private U. C. Hayes, Company B, Twentieth Infant ly. pernicious malarial fever; Private Fruncls, W.Cauuy, Com pany II, Ninth Massachusetts, pernicious uiu larlal fevor: Private Thomas V. Jllbort, Com pany I). Thirty-fourth 3Uehignn, pernicious malarial fever; fl. J, Major. Company C, Sec ond Massachusetts, yellow lever; Private Geo. W. Coleman. Company M, Eighth Ohio, fever. Aug. tl: Private Robort Rnnisey. Company (1. Twenty-fourth Infautry. yellow fever; Ser geant Jesse J. Griffith. Company l First Illi nois, yellow fever; Ambrose Wcln. Seventh In fautry, Yellow fever. dim-nut. Mujoi-General. WANT TO U.Utni.VON S.IXTIAUO. The Cnnndlnu-Aiiierlvnu I.nglau of tiitcngu Oners to Voce the Fever Thvre. CiHCAfio. III.. Au. U. Yellow- fever has no terrors for the Ciinadlan-Ainerlean Legion, and Its officers and men are eager to fill the places of those driven from the front by tho jilague. Most of the men iu thn regiment, including Lieut.-l'ol Il.iyne, acting commander, are fever Immune, linvlng served hor British Majesty III Egypt. India. South Aineiicn. and Iw-en In the West Indie-'. At a meeting of thu officers to-day tlm following telegram was drawn up and despatched to Gov. Tanner: "The Canadian-American Legion voluntcen to relievo troops at Santiago. Iatrgc. proportion of ourofllcurs und ni"ii are Immuues. Only lat ter exacted to volunteer, ("an fill vacancies with white Illumines in a few days. Please offer our regiment to tho Washington authori ties. Gboiuib A. Haymcm " Col. Buyneri Is a doctor, and it is said lo hit partly due to his scientific know ledge of sani tation that his men . ire willing to go with him to face fever. The legliueut Is eager to get Into tlm Held, and this Is iceognlzed as thu only way its desire can be fulfilled. "Our ranks havu buffered somewhat by thn recruiting done by Mississippi and Indiana." said Col. BayiieH, " but wo will have no trouble In filling them Recruits aro now being r eclved at our start licmbiiiavtr. and men those of our mon who havo not had Uiu furor are anxious to go to Cuba " TUOUPH HX'.vr FOICAU1XU. About 000 Arrested on Their Mnri It to Clif ton hllitlon, Vu, Ctai-roN Station, Vu., Aug. 0, Hhoit latious yesterday got the iKiys ol the Second Division into the habit of foraging, and ouu detail after another has boon going over thu country ar resting every man outside of thu lines. Alsmt nine hundred men iveio brought in during the day, moit of whom, however, wens out after water. Many ot those arrested had coin, ehlckoiiH and fruit. They will bo tiled by field court Ambulances will bo used for tho siei. only after to-day, oideis being Issued that the driver is to bu the onlt wull mail permitted to occupy n sent, ovupt surgeons and slownids in attendance on those ci itie.tlly III. Private George Kirk. Conipn.ii) l, Second Uiiiisuo, wat. bioughl bufoto Oen. itolicaf to-day for rilling a grave of no Alabama Coufcdoralu officer lor relics. Kirk explained Ins action ni a bit ot thought-Icssuuh-s, ami said thu grnvo w.u filled without anything belnt- taken tburcliom li is reported that nn oflleurof tlm saiuo icglinoni is Impli cated lu tlm affair Gen Si htMf, w hen asked It chargou had been prefcricd, said: "No charges have been preferred nit." Tito Third Nrw rk vvas not comertied In thu foraging f tlm Hoops ami Col. llolfuiau onuHimd Ins loglnient to Ita leslinental linos. 'Hie divlsou will innvo to llliidoe o iieoio.v, (iei Davis Inoinu sciuiipiI imrinla-min iroitt tin- Vtni'Oi'ii)iim'iit foi Unit purpose. lei'M-rii llm U m .Vniiiipolls .UNipiuiti. Mil, Aug. tl. Vdmuul t'erieta ami his sou. Lieut. (Vu ei a, v.-ho left llm.Suiul iadoiny "ii Thurnl.iy on tnrty-olglit liours' leave to visit Norfolk, iniuiucil to-day. I loth weie pleased with llnii visil it is aid tlm Spanish dmiral mil nx in-rimsilou to vUit WaulilugPiu lielofiiliis iviuni Imuiu. faiivlmd Mud ISitth lu Amirlui, I lUrto Il4 J,ist Isfll el"onied u alkali mini st ! Kri'.titi'-'.lti at ii-ittii i -ti uly em i.nli" fiem rliUsn rnuinn.l i. uuubiio cur tax iln-mua Ham ulel nil iii tuat . allied lo inn A iu llu- . Uiu, aunts a pi-muni UuplUvlu of llu. i.ltUrut.d , tUrUlmd mint , ..... ... . ' To dei'Ui- tueiiMiitbly fsiniliar Willi Itiu mini liilti wiirc, slid liIIUi largii tiwutelr. vriut wuiia i nullllliutiillivrtfl,iM fui lb utnblliiliiii jit . of tb biuliuss AllrrlilMf hull I on uremia, rau ' b. IlKhiHl ell fsvorulU Uiiu., Hotel iu.w iui-d (or ; uniiurrrisnrt bu.liu-ss mil lean mimiti. rrain . riibsitii. Veil)' tnta. dall. itvu iimiuti. front ' itvuol. I i tns 1 mi fiic-ptlousl itpportimitj to iut. t,.g mono) . unit It will i y o luw.lluste. AdJrs.s JXctor,l'. 0. lw H.I. hew Vutk nty.-ius. WiMwniiiniiiiii mini 111 in 111 1 SPAIN'S answer' i J I Both Qm and Cabinnl ip- j prove tha Draft. ) j 1 FINAL ACTION TAKEN TO-DAV 1 The Ministry Will Formally Adopt the Reply lo Our Peace Terras, It Is Snbl That Spnln Will Objert to eli Haddlrd with tho Cuban Debt-Itabled Told the Queen Regent Thnt the Term of Veare tho Government Prnpoied to Aooept Would Kndauger the Monarchy Members of the Cabinet Sny That Npnln'a Answer Will Ho Very Satisfactory to U, ,vpi! Calls DttpatcSti to Tnz Sps. Minmo, Aug. 0. The Queen Resent has ap-. proved tho reply of the Spanish Government to the United States nccopting tho conditions laid down by tho latter under which ponoe will ho concluded. Before approving tho reply to tho American conditions ot ihjuco the Queen Regent held a consultation with Gens. Martinez Campos and. Prlmo do Rivera, tho Duke of Totuan, and Scfiors Sllvola, Romero Roblodo, and Sagasta. At tho outsot of the conference Hefior Romero. Roblodo requested the Queen's permission ta speak his mind plainly, which was granted. He then told her Majesty that the peace pro posed bjr tlio terms of tho reply to tho ArucrW can conditions would bo dangoroua to tha monarchy. MAoniu. Aug. 7. Tio Cabinet has opprovod ' the basis of the reply of Spain to tha terms of '- the Amorloan Government, and Duke Alma- , dovur do Rio has been Intrusted with the work ' of revising thu draft of the roply. ' Tho final reply will be submltto.l to the Cabinet to-day, uud will doubtloss bo approrod. ', After It H opprovod tho reply will he for- 1 warded to Washington as expeditiously as pas- i slblo by way nt Paris. The Ministers Informed tha members ot tlm ' press last nvenlng that the reply could not lead 3 to fresh discussions ' SeDor Ganinzo said It would be acceptable to the Americans, but would give no further iu- formation as to its character, ti Seflor Olron Jmld that the pittport of the re- "5 ply would not bo divulged until the United -., States had accepted (t. London. Aug. tl. Tho situation In Madrid, according to nil advices, has been changing s literally from hour to hour In tho past two days. At ono moment the Government whs ready to abandon thn execution of its peaco plans. At another it regained courage to pro ceed. At till uvcntu Kcflor Hagast.'i Is now com mitted ta thu iioccptnuco of President McKlu ley's general terms, nnd there Is reason to hope that the present Ministry will bo able to carry thu matter to a conclusion without bringing; ' iiihiii thn country the fresh disaster of civil wur. Tho Madrid eorrosiioudout of Tub Hun sends the following Information across thu frontier- "Telegrams from all thn Cuptalns-Getieral of the districts of thu peninsula rcjurt that all sections arc quiet. Yet there are ocores of rumors that tlm Carllsts are alieady moving and that thoro may be a serious outbreak at any momept. Should that happen, Madrid would be the last to learn of It, so carefully Is bad news kept from thu public, ear hi tha capital. Tlm Oinxi, Hefior Hagust-i's organ, prints arthiouftor article designed to fix popular at toutlon ipou domestic affairs, so that when tho colonial collapsu comes the peoplo may havo 11 counterweight at homo. The latest article I 11 summary of the losses In men and J money fnu the outbreak of the war lu Cuba, , in March, lnar, toJuuullO last It Is iilutcd out thnt tho couuti) hi expended lu that period 'Xl I.BtXI.tujfi and I00.D0O lives In tha fiilllontt'unpt to keep Its colonial empire Intact A despatch to tho Obiei'rer flora Madrid says that thn Government will fight the question of the Cuban debt upon the ground that iu all precedents ter ritory ceded has can led Its own debt urn pro portionate part thereof belonging to the nutloa irom which the territory was transferred. P.HS'! l.tHER NOT HECRIVEV. The Administration QfllrlaU llelleve That Our Terms lluve liven Accepted, YVAhiiiNurnN", Aug. (). Everybody connooted vvlth tlm Aduilnlstratlun belloied to-day that tlmSpiitiiih flmeriuneiit had nulually aceuptnd tie; terms insisted on by the United Slates as a Pltlliuiuar) tn tbc appointment of n commis sion to uigollalo a treaty of pence, pic ictaty Day i-xpicsscd the utmost 1 niiflilciiuV Hint peine was ur-sined, and the same fccllutt pervuilvd oftlcal circles genernll). K'croliiry ln) itilciidudto o to Atlantic City on an uftmiioou ii'aln to sneiiil tiumhiy with Ills vilfe, but Im was obliged lo postpone his I depanui-e. Naiiiiiilly this cliungo of plan gave rihetothe iuiptossloii thai a (iiiHiereonferein'e wltliM (Vtliiboii bud beep annnged, but Mr, my naldtli.il liL detention lu Wnsliiiutoii was iltic bin Matter not coniieeted with inee liego-tiiiliom- It h iiudcrtool that he left for Phil adelphia at 1 1 :."' ' tn-nluht All tlm parties concerned ill Hie arrangement of pi nen lot ins assert that lb" Spanish answer, iigtecd on lo (In- M.idiid Cabinet on I'ridiy nnd iiuiiouueeil In Tun Si'N this morning, had not been icoolied t 1 itlicr tlm I'rcmii K111 bn -,i.y 01 the Mam Department There Is 111.1011 to bellevK. however, that 1111 In timation has been i-otivevcil to the Stat Depniinieiit or tlm Fri'iuli Lmbassy In line with 'I'iik Sun's despn'iii from Madrid. This pmbiihly ctinio early Ibis morning, for even In Hie torcuiHiii the olllelili. of the iluiililstrn. I ttoti wetu apiaiunt tliotoiiuh'i satisfied that the 111erlcaut11rn1shn1l been iicciptcd 'llm VdiutiiUliatlou, lloivevt'i. has not loal ; sight ut thp i-oiitiiigiiiiuv that hpaln's answor ' may not be sitlnfacbiry n uueepUuce lu prliiiiplu of tho American demands with cei t.ilu reseriiitions will no' ' satisfactory I to this Govern punt. ... While apparently eontldm . thai wm-n it at ( 1 suieil. the HtuVi.iU of the Vilnil Mrallnn ni4 I , upprelieiisiV" thai 'llu Spanish answer tliay 1 1101 botr.iininittcdnii Monday or the next day. ; It tluiHpauiiii r .ioas) h not pre..iiod n,o , leiy short tliniitiu Am nflau terms are llkaly 1 in bo withdrawn 1l'lilhU,IUapiitii lJ-,Mlr 1 in iri.israll Uitsi.f frsshlUfllls, tattle d'liuln.huur, 7uc. Utthiy, AM ananaasssHHisinursiinaaasaiHBnisHaassminEsia