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J "VOL. LXY.-NO. 342. NEW YORK, MONDAY. AUGUST 8, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE WO CENTS. '
)SAGASTA CABLES He Tells Washington of Spain's Acceptance. THE NOTE SENT TO PARIS. Spain's Cabinet Believes We Will Be Satisfied with It. gj Th IJooument Will Reach the White Itoms l To-Morrow Spain Accept Without nu ll" mission the Essential Prellmlnnrlet of ij' PeRoe-Sho Suggest an Armistice nnd Ml, Asks B to Delay the Time for Her II Evacuation of the Antlllei Fierce Oppo--' ' iltlon to the Trenty Expected In the i Cortei, hnt Sagaata' Understanding with Party Cblefi Slay Soften De bate Spanish Negotiator Will De Senor Caitlllo mid Secretary Merry del Vol. SpKialsCatle DetpatAti la Tux Sim. ji Mapbid. Auu. 7. The Cabinet met at 10 TO? o'clock this morning, and shortly afterward l adjourned until 0 o'clock this evoning. Prima Iw Minister Sngasta In tlio Interim hadanaudi V euce with the Queon Rodent, to whom he sub 1 mltted the draft of tho reply to the United v 1 States. Hor Majesty approved of the reply. jj It la believed that tho reason for the rosump , tlon of the Cablnot meeting this evening was I that the reply had not been fully drafted, but I ltwaBalrcadyoomplets (nonessentials. Bpaln , accepts without discussion the four bases that ' UK President MoKlnley made essential prellml JJr ' narles of peace. ? The members of the Cabinet are convinced Jm that tlio United Btatea will be satisfied with ".m the reply, which will reach the White House on MB Tuesday. ITB The Sun's correspondent is Informed that I tho Government proposes to hasten the peace IV negotiations, following which the Cortei will H be summoned. IH Fierce opposition to the treaty of peaoe la ex- jflj pectcd. though Prime Minister Bagasta's con- Hl sultatlons with the chiefs of the different H parties and croups are likely to mitigate the B debate. WW . Tlio Cabinet will ask the United Btatea to Mvk grant delay tor the evacuation of the Antilles Vj ' by the Spanish troops. A refusal to grant this 19 I request will hasten the summoning of the A I Cortes. yi H Duke Almodovar do Bio. Minister of Foreign fjl I Affairs, submitted a fair copy ot Spain's rtply il I to the Counoil lato to-night. The Council save hI I its approval, and ordered that the note be sent "Ti te Paris for transmission to Washington. I 8oflor Bagasta also cabled Spain's acceptance I te Washington. ,1 While sadness prevails In the Palaoe and TH ii Government clrclos a majority ot the citizens l II acoept Spain's humiliation with unconcern. K They thronged the bull fights and promenade jl and attended the usual Bunday afternoon en- 9 tertalnmenta as though warwaaneverdreamed pjJL BeOor Bagasta and Duke Almodovar de Bio, mil while to-night Informing the Queen Itegent of . the purport of what to oable to M. Cambon, the VI French Ambassador at 'Washington, assured Hi her Majesty that they deeply felt the painful ML duty circumstances obliged them to perform. ' 1 The Impartial suggests that Spain pay the M I Interest and redemption of the Cuban debt un- II til the new West Indian repnbllo is able to do vl m B. M the Impartial believes it aoonwlll be it Vfim ltj ' resources ore developed under an MM American protectorate. Wm The otherMadrldnewspapers lay great stress jH on the Cuban debU, and insist that they should JH engage an important part in the coming nego- jAJJ tlatlons. w Th0 HnnC8 Mln'"tr has drawn up and the j Queen Itegent will sign on Tuesday deorees jj regulating the payment of the coupons of the V exterior debt nftor Oot 1, and authorizing 1 the Bank of Bpaln to increase its note issue , trom 00.000.000 to 1100,000.000. 1 The weekly balance sheet of the Bank. i-JT"' which was gazotted to-day. shows a note Issue Vi ' o' 15.000.000. I The press thinks that Beflor Bagasta has il V skilfully handled the peace negotiations. His J P position Is strengthened by the consultations l wlt" t,1B Political loaders, which showed jfflg ,iat the prominent men of all par- jBU ties, with the oxcoptlon of Beflor Bo- If b,t'u. admlttod that the acceptance of " the hard terms Imposed by tho United States was the only means of averting greater calami ties, The consultations also showed the ab- i ene of other schemes to seoure bottertorma. J Jt is expected that tho Drat result of Spain's acceptance will ho n suspension of hostilities. J T,1 Government believes that Its roply will not fl It"1'1 t0 further communication from the iM United States. HH Tlioiich the King, according to the Oonstitu- F tIon' '"as (ho right to declare war and make ponco, nn cession of national territory requires 1 tho sanction of the Cortos. Any Minister consenting to such cession I without the (.auction of tho Cortes Is liable to 1 Incur, undor tho Penal Codo, Imprisonment for J 1 f It Is therefore nocossary to convoke the , Curtci, bifori) a treaty of peace enn be ratified, m fomo iToni imw ,ir that tho Spanish note J ireitik tho origin o i ho war and seeks to prove jf th it Spain w.is not tlio ngcroRsor, and that she I l."-M-f.ro oiulit not to ho comj.cllcil to pay ffi liih'inum run r in niunoy or territory, hut ''' "" "'',,,,n" iii-rn uthat thoroi!ydo-s HVj ' "it. ii,m. I'-itlniH mntlnr It simply Sflfl '"S1" e I'ivkI lent Mclw ile' four J orimi.iii jBBfl 6 'w. Auc 7 -The VVw suys thai tho Sngattn Cablnot, which did not think fit to consult any ono beforo confronting the dangers of an unoqtml etruBglo with tho United States, now asks ovory ouo for advlco to ro estnbllsh peace Throe Europoan chancellor ies and flvo intermediaries aro now engaged In furnishing moans of communication botwecn tho two bollleorcnts. London, Aug. 8. A despatoh to the Standard from Madrid says that Spain's reply is couohed In guarded, dignified language. Bho accepts without discussion tho four preliminary condi tions of peace. Tho reply says that Bpaln never did anything to provoke the war. Into which sho was unwillingly led In defence of her rights and territories. Tho noto ox presses a willingness to appoint dolcgatos to moot nnd concert with thoso from America on tho question of tlio rlglmo in tho Philippines. It suggests tho oxpedlenoy of a suspension of hostilities to mnko tho negotiations oasler. Tho Spanish negotiators will be Beflor Castillo, tho Spanish Minlstor to France, osslstod by Secretary Merry del Val. Tho Madrid correspondent of the Datlu Nrret says that Spain accepts tho conditions Imposed by tho United Statos. but asks for a suspension of hostilities ponding the doflnlto conclusion of peace. The consensus of opinion Is that Amor lea will consont to an armistice A despatch to the Dailv iWwf from Paris says that tho Philippine Islands will remain under the suzoratnty of Bpaln. Bhe will not bo allowed to codo the honorary supromacy of the Islands to another powor. Tho Standard thinks whon Bpaln has admit ted dofoat and accepted virtual exclusion from thewntorsof the Western contlnont Washing ton will not wish to add to the difficulties of the Spanish Government. Bpaln. tho paper says, emerges from tho struggle sadly shatterod and weakened and a cloud of financial and political troubles Is dark ening around her path. WO OFFICIAL KBITS ritOM StADniH. The Full Text of Spain's Ileply I Expected to Be In Washington by Tuesday. WAsniNaTON. Aug. 7. When ho loft tho White House to-night, nftor a visit to President McKlnloy, Secretary Day said that no official news about tho aspect of the peace question In Madrid had boen received by tho Government. The situation. Mr. Day said, was the same as yesterday this Government Is In official Igno ranco of what had occurred at the Spanish capital. Like tho President and his colleagues in tho Cabinet. Secretary Day takes a hopeful view of what has been done by tho Spanish Ministry, nnd his referenco to tho peace matter Indicates his belief that tho American terms have boen accepted and will be communicated to tho United States as soon as possible. Secretary Day did not go to Atlantic City lost night, as he expected, but his dotentlon here was not caused by anything relating to tho peace question. Tho President and Mrs. Mc Elnley had their usual Bunday night gath ering at tho White Houso. Sovoral of tho Cablnot officers and members of their families were there, together with othors officially and personally Intimate with tho President. The malo members of tho party wore greatly pleasod over the press tolo grams from Madrid saying that the Spanish answer had boon prepared. Officials concerned in tho conduct of tho poaco negotiations will not bo surprised It tho presentation of tho note to the Prefltdont and Secretary Day by tho French Ambassador Is dolayed until Tuosday. It Is explained that the official procedure in the matter must bo necessarily slow. It the text of the noto is telegraphed from Madrid to Paris to-night It cannot be trans lated Into the French diplomatic cipher for transmission to M. Cambon beforo to-morrow, and with tho ordinary delays it will hardly be In shape to hand to the President and tho Secretary of State before Tuesdny afternoon. The Cablnot will moot on Tues day morning, and matters would bo facili tated it tho noto were presonted in time for consideration by tho President and his ad visers at their session on that day. but of course no attempt to hurry tho French Ambas sador will be made. It Is generally believed here to-night that this Government will hn In possession of the full text of Spain's responso some time on Tuesday. The members of tho cablnot, who left tho White House Just bofore midnight, said thnt tho President had received no official advices whatever from Spain with regard to peaoe negotiations. Press despatches, however, had Informed the President and those who spent thoovenlng with him of the action of the Spanish Cabinet, and the feollng was genoral that Spain had accopcod the terms of the United States, thus Insuring peace. The President and the Cabinet havo boen giving serious consideration to the personuol of the Peace Commission, and It Is loarned to night that the selection of ex-Secretary Blchard Olney has already boen determined upon. Mr. Olney was a vigorous opponent of Hawaiian annexation. coppisaKn irr.E bait, xo-sionnoir. Fart of nil Staff Officers Will Mot Go with Him Became of I'rlctlon. Tampa, Fla.. Aug. 7 Gon. Copplngor will sail for Porto Blco on the transport Yucatan on Tuesday next, and with him on board that troopship will go tho Fifth Begular Infantry. The Yucatan and lllta were relcasod to-day from quarantine and will probably begin load ing to-morrow. The other vessels now at the quarantine station aro being Inspected and fumigated as fast as posslbto. Fumigating a ship together with tho baggago of tho passen gers and the effects of the crew entails fully two days' work for tho forco provided by tho Government at Egmont Ivor, so that It Is un reasonable to hope fur tho sailing of tho entire expedition before Aug, ID. For some reason which has thus far boen kept socrota number of the ofllcors of Gon. Copplucor's staff will not accompany him on the expedition, and It is known that In tho cases of several of them their remaining behind Is at their own request. Dr O'ltollly. Chief Surgeon of tho Fourth Army Corps, will remain heri. while Adjt.-Uen. Cecil will ho transferred to CliickamauKa and Quartermaster Pond to Gen. Lee's corps at Jacksonville, What it all means is known only by n few. nnd that there lias been a little fric tion between the General and certain officer of his start l evident. In the case of tho Ohlof Hurgeon It seems that Gen. Copplngjrordored lilm tpnecompuny the expedition toPorto Hico. and the matter was brought to the attention of tho Adjutiint-Oenernl at Washington, who at once telegraphed Gon, fopplngerthnt while the Secretary of ar had given him permission to go tql'orto Blco with one division of his corns, he did not give him authority to order Dr. O'Reilly to go also. The tranpoit Sfgurnne,a sailed last night for hew iork. carrying a large number of the cpnvalosoents who have been In quarantine since the arrival of the troopships from Santi ago Hie exact nurnbor taken by tlio Hi'gu i alien could not be loarned to-night, but It luobubly represents a majority of the .100 who wore on tlio traiiHpoitsnndatthocampof de tniitkm Tho chitiigi-fro tho Han Marcos to tlio 'uiiriiiicn. nt Mm s'i i tn cr.rrytho conva li'icem North unik miii i Friday morning, niidwn. nugi'Mt.'ii I'-r the r'anon that tho Han Muri-fts can iiiitlllxnd to b t'er advantage In ctuylng tlio cx;.cu.tlou uo'.v llttlncout, mmmmmwoauttiasmmmammwammmm Ay iitrn:srosnriihit KKirs Aatcxar. The Assorlntnl l'reit Confcor That It Sent Out n TnHn Story About Ailrulrnl Hnmpnon nnd Commodore Schley. Washington, Aug. 7. Official correspond ence bearing on tho widely circulated state ment that Commodore Schloy had boon anx ious to cntor the hurbor of Santiago while Con era's duet was there, ft project opposod by Admiral Sampson, which was used to tho det riment of Admiral Sampson's reputation for courago and sagacity, was made public by Sec retary Long to-day. Tho several communica tions contained In tho correspondence explain themselves, and aro as follows: "U. R. I'l.AnHiiir Nrw Yoiik, Tirrt Bate, i Gitantanamo lUv, Cuba, July 27. 1803. 1 " Mr Deaii Mn. SKonKTAnt: I am led to write at the prcsont tlmo on account of tho publica tion of an nrtlclo which appeared In tho papers ottlio IDth inst., In which Commodore Schley Is made to say thnt ho had stated, apparently to tho writer, that ho had over and over again declared It was posslblo to outer tho harbor ot Santiago, notwithstanding tho mines. Com modore Schloy called upon mo yosterday. nnd voluntarily stated that tho publication of the nrtlclo on tho lllth was falso In ovory partic ular; that ho not only nevor stated anything of tho kind, but that ho had novor even thought of It: that ho had always entirely agreed with mo on thoso questions, nnd that ho dlil not know a slnglo officer whoso opinion differed from mine. As I havo reason to bo llcvo thnt Commodore Schley has been mis represented, I lmo taken thollbcrtv tonddrcBs to you n telegram upon this subject this morn ing; and as I am about to sail for tho east I trust that It will recelvo your attention at an early date. Very respectfully, " W. T. Bash-son. Bear Admiral. U. S. N. "Commander-in-Chief, United States Naval force. North Atlantta Station. "The Secretary of tho Navy Department. Wash ington. D. O." Tlio telegram referred to Is as follows: "Plata del Este. via Haytl. I July "J7, 1808. lsaaA. M.) " Secrilnry of JVary, 'athinglon. "I call department's attention to an Asso ciated Press despatch In tho New York Timet and 7craU of tho 19th attributing to Commo dore Schley cortaln opinions regarding mines. I request that the manngor of tho Associated Press bo callod upon to nanio tlio source and authority for this statomont. BAJirsoN." On receipt of this telegram tho dopartment wrote the following letter to tho Associated Press: "Navy Department, 1 Washington, July'JS. 1808. 1 "Bin: Tho Now York Times and tho Now York Herald of the lt)th Inst, publlshod an As sociated Press despatch In which certain opin ions regarding mines aro attributed to Com modore Schloy. This despatch Is written In such a mnnnor as to convoy tho Imnrosslon that it was receded from your representative with tho squadron off Santiago, nnd conse quently had been censored by proper nnval authority. I therefore have to request that you Inform this department nt your earliest convenience tho source and authority for tho despatch to which referenco is made. Very respectfully, John D. Lono, Secretary. "Mr. O. A. Uoynton. General Bouthern Man ager tho Associated Press, lt Building, Washington." The reply of tho Associated Press is as fol lows: " Associated Press, Post Buildino. ) 1341 Pennsylvania Avknuh, Washington, Aug. 1, 1898. ) " XTm. John D. Long, Seertlarv of tA -Vary. "Sin: Y'onrfavorof July 28 Is at hand, con cerning articles published in the Now York TimM and tho Now York Herald of the 10th instant, in which certain opinions In regard to mines are attributed to Commodore Schloy. This letter was not written by either ot our representatives with tho squadron off Santiago, but by nnothor gentleman who was tempora rily on ono of our despatch boats. Tho despatch was not subject to censorship. " Our Mr. Graham, who has been constantly with Commodore Schley sincohls squadron as sembled at Hampton Boads. and Is probably more familiar with his views than any news paper man nt Santiago, takes Issue with tho gontleman who wrote tho letter referred to, and says that Commodore Senior was always In completo accord with Admiral Sampson ns to the question of entering tho harbor. Ho quotesCommodoreSchleyas saying: 'Admiral Sampson and I had always agreed that It would be foolish to enter tho harbor with tho mines In place and tho condition of tho mlnos proved that Admiral Sampson was correct. Very re spectfully yours, Ciuni.Es A. Botnton." T7TK a US SM SAFK AT FOXCE. Perhaps It's n Spanish Gunboat That's on Colorado Hunks. WAsniNfiTON, Aug, 7. Tho War Dopartment Is Informed officially thnt tlio United States transport Gusslo Is at Ponce. Porto Blco. Tho announcement Is mndo becauso ttio steamship Andes reports having seen on July III a sldn wheolor, supposod to bo tho Gussle, on tho Colorado banks, Cuba, nn abandoned wreck. Tho depnrtmont has hoard ot two wrecked vessels, but neither answors tho description ot tho Gusslo. Tampa, Aug. 7. Tho Gusslo sailed from Tampa, July 10, with forty-80un artillery teamsters and a quantity ot commissary and ordnance suppllos. Sho landed them safely at Santiago a few days later. C. L. Myorb, super intendent of tho Southorn Express Company, was a passenger from hero to Santlngo on her. and Is now In quarantino hero and reports leaving tho Gusslo at Santiago, The officers of tho Atlas liner Andes, which got here on Saturday night from Port Llmon, saw the wreck thnt thoy took to bo that of tho Gussle at 0 o'clock last Monday ovcnlng on tho Colorado hanks at tho north sldo of the western extremity ot Cuba, about thlrty-ftvo mlloa from Capo San Antonio, The Andes passed within about two mllosof thorecf ntU o'clock In tbo evoninc. Capt, Coto and Chief Ofllcor P. L. Peterson say that tho weather was clear, and that tho wreck was lsiblo from tho brldgoot tho Andes about an hour. It was Imposslblo at tho distance ot two miles, which was as near as the Andes got to tho wreck, to see any namo on hor, oven If sho had not been submorged to hor main deck. Chief Officer Potoraun said: "Tho vossol, or what wo could seo of her, looked like tho Gussie, I thought tho wreck had been reported before. I so told tho Captain and wo did not gonenr to InvoHtlgato. I had an impression that I had read about the wreck In a Southern paper. Bho was lying at the en trance of Duona Vista ohannol, which divides the reef. Bho looked as It her paddlo boxes had beon wrenched or torn off nnd thrown on her decks, one on hor BUirn nnd ono on hor bow. Wo saw tho frame of hor walking boam amidships plainly. At one end ot tho walking beam, attached to it, there appeared a whlto flag. It seamed liko a tablecloth or a bed sheet, The point where sho lay was twonty-flve miles from the mainland and 130 miles wost of Havana. "It Is just whoro you reach tho roadstoadln going from tho channel to Gavnacha Bay. Hav ing remembered reading a story tn a newspaper about the Ousblo being chased by a Spanish gunboat.1 ooncludad that a Spanish gunboat had sunk'her," The Gubslo nioasuros C75 tons net, is 221 feet long, and Is 33 fcot 8 inches boam. She was built In Wilmington, Dol., In 1872 for a Now Orleans steamship agonoy, Tho wreck may be that of a Spanish aldo wheeler converted Into a gunboat. When chased by a unkee war craft the Spanish gun boat have olteu used flags of tfuo to mako UiegunneraceoaoUrlng, " . MILES ADVANCES. Forward Movement Toward North Porto Bico. MARCHING IN TWO LINES, Troops Pushing in the Direction of San Juan and Arccibo. A ItoRd to Be TJullt With the Aid of 0,000 Natives-la Men Capture n Town 108 Volunteer Surrender to Gen, Stono' I.lttlo Sqnad Spnnlsh Begular Fled ns flen. Stone Approached Our Scout Within Klghteen 31 lies of Porto Itlco's North Const Inland People Jubilant Over the Advent of Our Soldiers Iteln forcemrnts Sent to Stone, and lie Enlists 8O0 Porto Rlcans The Transport Massa chusetts Pulled Off Without Uamnge We Capture Pajardo, on the Northenst Coast- Special Callt DiipateJtn to Tn Bex. Tonce, Aug. 7. Thoro was a general advance to-day of tho army ot Invasion. Gen. Wilson's headquarters was moved to Juan Diaz. Tho Socond and Third Wisconsin regiments movod to the support of tho Sixteenth Pennsylvania Beglmont on tho Descatabros Blvcr. Gen. Swan, with tho Eleventh Bogulars and part of the Nineteenth California Beglmont and Thorpo's light batteries, movod to Y'auco, ad vancing on Areclbo by way ot tho west ooast road, touching at Mayaguez, whero tho Span iards havo artillery. Thence Gen. Swan will from the surrounding country. Black and rod nnd nakod, thoy disputed with each othor like lions for the honor ot welcoming the Ameri cans. Couriers finally quieted thorn. Whon tho Spanish regulars fled from Utuado thoy loft behind thorn 300 outfits ot clothing, which Gen. Stono ordered should he given to the poor of tho town. The oxpodttton was short of flags, so some ot the men procured llnon and paints and painted a flag, which was holstod on the Town nail amid tho acclamations ot tho crowd. Gen. Stone Issued tho usual proclamation promising protection to llfo and property. One hundred voluntoors were captured. The Alontdo rccommondod Gon. Stone to em ploy native scouts for his furthor advance, and tho General has enlisted 300 Porto Blcans. Voluntoors from tho surrounding country, as faras Jojuga, nre coming In to Utuado to sur render. Thoy report that from 300 to 1,500 Spanish troops aro holding tho passos east of Lares, about flftoon miles northwest ot Utuado, to prevent tho Amorlcans from cutting off the retreat to Ban Juan ot the garrisons In tho western part of tho Island. Gon. Btono has askod that troops be sent to him. A company of tho Second Wisconsin Beg lmont reachod Utuade on Friday, and more will bo despatched there. Capt. Lamar has brought to Ponce a Spanish flag and a number ot swords, machetes, and Mausor rlflos. It Is said that a strong forco of Spaniards, said to number 7,000. Is threatening Coamo. between Albonlto and Juan Diaz. Gen. Brooke Is awaiting tho arrival ot his horses before advancing from Guayama, Tho Philadelphia troops and thotr guns havo beon landed. Gen. Wilson says he does not bnllevo there aro more than C.000 Spanish regular troops In tho island. The transport Massachusetts, which ran aground at Ponce on Monday last, was pullod oft lost night by the Prairie. Sho sustained no damage. Sho will go to Arroyo, whore sho will land the rations sho has on board for Gon. HUUtTHAia tjf ' ' PORTO RICO. The odvnnoo of Gen. Mlles's forces Is, first, along tho military road from Ponco to Ran Juan, and socond, along tho road from Ynuco skirting tho west coast. A very small forco has also boen sent north to Utuado to rolnforoo Gen. Stone. move Inland by way of Lares to Areclbo. setts and tho Sixth Illinois. Gen. Garretson will remain at Ponco for the present. Gen. Grant's brlgado Is expected to arrive dally. Tho weather is beautiful. Thoro has been no rain for three days. Gon. Wilson's vanguard is watting for Gen. Brooke's advnnco toward Cayoy beforo making a further move along tho military rond, Natlvo regiments will bo raised and armed In all tho towns. Llttlo resistance to tlio adanco Is anticipated. Tho Nineteenth Beglment will march via Adjunt09 ami Utuado, mooting tho rest of tho brigade In front of Areclbo. Col. Black of Gen. Mlles's staff, and tho on glneors. will build a rond with tho assistance of 5.000 natives, who nro now employed by tho Amorlcans. Gen. Stono Is still nt Utuado with ono com pany of tho Socond Wisconsin, awaiting tho ar rival ot Gen. Black with tho Sixth Massachu- Ponce, Aug. I), via St. Thomas, Aug. 7. Thoro has been no advnnco of tho American outposts to-day. Capt. Lamar and Llout. Lenoir, with four teen mombors ot tho Signal Corps, have re turned to Ponco from nn expedition to tho Are clbo Blvor. Thoy were within ten miles of tho city of Arccibo. on tho north coast. Gen. Stono. with somo of tho men of tho Sig nal Corps. Is within eighteen miles of Areclbo. nnd has established tolophonic communication with his base. His object is to dolormlno tho availability of tho Areclbo road as a highway forthomovemontot troops. Tho natives have extended tho usual cordial greetings to him, and a nurnbor of them havo offered to enlist In the American army. As has boen told in Tnc Bun's despatches, tho town of Adjuntas was captured on Mon day. Tho Spanish regulars flod on the ap proach of Gon. Stono's llttlo party, but tho volunteers, Boeing tho smallness of tho Ameri can force, which did not much oxecod a dozen men, determined to defend tho placo. As soon as they gnvo evidence ot tholr inten tion. Capt. Lamar, who was In charge of tho scouting party In advance ot Gen. Stone, de cided to mako a bluff to compel the volunteers to surrender without fighting. In full view of tho onomy he made a show of sending Lieut. Lenoir to the roar to bring up the main body, which, by tho way, consisted ot two men who wore acting as roar guards. Tho ruso worked successfully, and tho voluntoors signified their desire to lay down their arms. Ono hundred and flvo ot them surrendered. Tho Slgnnl Corps men took tholr guns and ammunition, and then hold tho town until Gen. Stone, Llout. Payno and ten troopers arrivod. Tho Alcalde cooperated with them In maintaining ordor. Later tho guard was Increased. Gon. Stono and his esoort camped that night In tho mountains north ot Adjuntas. That part of the Island Is a rich coffee and banana coun try. On Wednesday, as told in Tni Sun's de spatches, the town ot Utuado, some seven miles north of Adjuntas, was taken, and the Amorlcans received a hearty welcome from the inhabitants. Somo of tho women came out of the town with flowers, which they presented to the Amerlcnns, and kissed the hands of the soldiers. The streets were packed with people Brooke's troops, who are now occupying Guay ama. of which place Arroyo Is tho port. Gen. Miles has recommended William G. Prlco. organizer of tho Columbian Guards at tho Chicago Exposition, for tho colonolcy of tho Sixth Massachusetts Boglment. rendered va cant by tho resignation of Col. Woodward, whoso command "wob not satisfactory. Col. Woodward asked Gon. Miles to give him a pass homo, whereupon Gon. Miles said to him : " Go I Gol"polntiiig to thodoor. Woodward started forhomo this afternoon, hnvlngsccurod passage on tho St. Paul. WE CAPTURE TAJAHDO. Madrid, Aug. 7. Captain -Genoral Mnclas cables to Gon. Correa. Minlstor of War. that tho Americans havo captured the customs ilIngo of Fajanlo. Thoro was no garrison there. Two thousand of tho enemy, with artillery, have ndvnncod to Gunyama. The Spanish guerrillas mndo n gallant dofonce nnd lost seventeen men. Thoy retired In nn orderly manner to tho heights near tho town. SOT.niF.ItS ASSAULT A .TAIL. Mob of Negro Cnvnlrymen Tnko One of Their Comrades Out of Confinement. Tampa, Fla., Aug. 7. Tampa wus terrorlred last night as never beforo In Its history, nnd for hours a detachment of the Ninth Cavalry hold tho police and county officials nt bay. Tho trouble wascausod bv tho arrest and incarcera tion of a prlvato from that regiment at St. Petersburg, a small town across thn bay, sov eraldays ago. The soldier was arrested by the town authorities ami brought to tho county jail nt Tampa for safe kooping. Tho regiment was ordorod to lenvo last night for Montnuk Point, ntid all were aboard tho train, when the memory of that ouo man In prison stirred his company comrade to nt tompt his rescue Accordingly, about thirty of tho men, armod with rifles and revolvers, marched to thn city jail and held up the guards and demanded tho release of tho prisoner. They woro told that ho was not In tho jail, but mado a thorough search before they wore satis fied, and then went to tho county jail, whero the prisoner really wus. The jailer was notified by telephone hat an attack would bo madu on tho jail, but tho sol diers arrived there beforo any preparations for a defence could bo made. On arriving at the jail thoy demanded that tho jailor give up tho priBonor, which he at llrst refused to do, but after tho soldiers had fired a volley ot shots at the building, and no asslstnnoo arriving, ho deltvorod up tho mnn. After getting him tho soldiers marched to thn train, tiring their pis tola aa they went, and defying arrest. In a short tlmo tho whole ell y was a routed and tho eltlzenu were arming themnelvcM, and by midnight thostreot were crowded, but too lato to do any good, as thn trnln carrying the rogimont to Moutuuk Point wns on tho way. The Chief of Pollcv, (hiding that his forco was Inadoquate, went to tho camp of thn Second Georgia Beglmont for usslstanoo, but Col. Brown of that regiment refused to render any assistance without tho oouseut of Gun. Cop. pinger, who was too far away from tho sceneof action to bo reached in time. Immediately after tho occurrence tho Sheriff telegraphed tho facts to tho Governor, who will make a formal demand to tho United States Government that tho prisoner bo brought back for trial. Tho affair caused unprecedented ex citement here. The Ninth Is one ot tlio colored cavalry regi ments of tho army, and until this outbreak has given the authorities llttlo trouble. Tlio train was held In ordor that the men might se cure the release of tho prlsonor, and it is fairly ccrtata that the officers ot the regiment were cognizant of the plan to make the assault on the JalL The State authorities will push the matter to the limit, i SjasjckH3MJBJHncB5BjBs9sttntjsa9aMsa DI.AXCO MOCLAtXlB AStXKHTY. Ho Say That Foreign Fowar Forced Spain to Sue for Pence. Washington, Aug. 7. News has Just reached Washington of a recent proclamation ot am nesty, in which Gen. Blanco has made known to tho Spanish pooplo of Cuba that Spain had, through the Intervention of foreign powers, been forced to the disgraceful issuo ot suing for poaco, and that there would be no more war and no further use for soldiers. Ho offered a pardon to all Cuban political prisoners, and over ISO were relcasod In Havana. In explain ing Spain's defeat in his proclamation, Blanco InformshlscredulousreaderathatBpaln.having Buffered so much In tho present war. could not resist the Intorferencoot tho foreign powers and go to war with all countries at once, so Bho was oompollod to accede to their dlotatlon and sue for peace. Havana, he says, will bo glvon over to Amorlcans and Cubans, and tho Spaniards will bo forced to evacuate He assures tho soldiers and all Spanish residents who wish to return to Bpaln or to go to othor SpanUh possessions that free transportation will bo given them by tholr mothor country to tholr destination, and they will bo proteotod from Interference on the part of elthor Cubans or Americans. Ho sug gests that tho Cubans bo forgiven and no longor regarded as onemlos, and that no unkind feel ing bo cherished. nonsox ix wasuixotox. He Goes to Annapolis To-Day to Visit Ad miral Cervera nnd Soon Sail for Santiago. Washington, Aug. 7 Naval Constructor Blchmond Pearson Hobson, tho hero ot tho Merrlmac, was In Washington to-day. He will lenvo hero to-morrow for Annapolis to visit Admiral Corvora. Whon Mr. Hobson was cap tured by the enemy In Santiago harbor. Ad miral Cervorn graciously sent word to Admiral Sampson that tho brave young officer was safe, and took occasion to speak in terms ot praise of Mr. Hobson's gallant conduct. Mr. Hobson's visit to Annapolis Is for the purposo of personally thanking Admiral Cer vorafor his courteous trontmont to an enomy. Tho great consideration shown Admiral Cer vera by tho Navy Department since his capture Is largely duo to tho Spanish commander's treatment of Mr. Hobson. The young naval constructor has practically completod tho business which brought him homo to secure means of saving tho Spanish armored cruiser Cristobal Colon. Ho will sail for Santiago lato In tho week to superintend tho work of raising and floating tho cruiser. Mr. Hobson will go trom Annapolis to New York to see nbout tho shipment of air bags to bo used In giving buoyancy totho Colon. Thenco he will go to Norfolk to superintend tho load ing and shipping ot tho pontoons to bo used In tho work. These trips will bo flying ones, as ho In determined to sail for Santiago beforo the week is out. Desplto tho statements that the Colon is a wreck, Mr. Hobson is con fident that ho can raise her. Ho said to-day that tho chief danger to tho success of his project was tho stormy season, which has begun In tho Wost Indies. FKrKIt SITUATIOX IX HAXTIAOO. Gen. Shatter's lleport for Aug. O fthow That tbo Number of Cnseal Uorrenslng. Wabhinoton, Aug. 7. Tho report received from Gen. Shatter to-day. giving tho snnltnry situation in tho army at Santiago for yesterday, shows that the yellow fever cases havo ronsld erably decreased In number, and that tho whole hospital list is shorter bv soveral hundred names than It wan a tow days ago. This tele gram was recolvod to-day : " Santiago. Aug. 7. 1808. " AHMant-Gtneral of IA Armv, Wcthxnglon, D, C. "Sanitary report for Aug. 0: Total number sick. 3.(181; total nurnbor fovor cases, 2.ti.'!8; total number new cases fever, 431 ; total num ber fever cases returned to duty, 477. Deaths Aug. 5: Prlvato 31, W. Desmond, Company L. Ninth Massachusetts, typhoid fever; Prlvato Dallas Tannay. Company K, Thirty-fourth Michigan, malarial fever. Deaths Aug. tl: Prhato Gcorgo P. McLaughlin. Company B, Ninth Massachusetts, typhoid fever; Prlvato John A. Lewis, Company II, Twenty llfth Infantry, chronic diarrheal; Private A. J. arllls. Company II, Thirty-fourth Michigan, typhoid fevor; Major M. J. O'Connor, Ninth Massachusetts, pernicious malurlal fever; Cor poral Albert E. Koch, Company A, Hecond In fantry, pernicious remittent rover; Prlvato Burton Salisbury. Company II, Twenty-first In fantry, chronlo dlarrh'ia; Prlvato Anthony Mossa, Company A. Seventh Infantry, thermits fovor. Shaftkr, Major-General." Tho following Is Gen. Shaffer's report for Aug. 5: "Santiaoo de Ciwa. Aug.0, 1808. " JdlutantQtn'ral ot Iht Army. Wathingtorf "Bunttary report.tor Aug. 5: Total sick. 3,t)07 : total fevor, 2,532; new cases nt fevor, 434; cases of fever returned to duty, 001. "Doath list Aug. 5: First Llout. James B. Steolo, Signal Corps, yellow fovor; Prlvato Warren Green, Company II, Twenty-fourth Infantry, yellow foer; Corioral Gcorgo Haven, Company D, First Illinois, yellow fovor; Corporal Martin C. Nettlnghnm, Company M, Thirty-third Miohlgan, ncuto meningitis; Arehlo Ileattlo, Company 0, First Illinois, yellow lover; Edward Penn, Company B.Twenty-fourth Infantry, pernicious malarial fovor; Prlvato B.C. Hayes, Company B, Twentieth Infantry, pernicious mulnrlal fevor; Prlvato Francis W. Cnney, Company H, Ninth MnssncliusottH, pernicious malarial fnvor ; Private Thomas V, Jllbert, Company 1), Thirty fourth Michigan, pernicious malarial fever; H. J. Major, Company C. Hecond Massachusetts, yellow fovor; Prlvato George W. Colomiin, Company M. Eighth Ohio, fever. " Aug. 0. Prlvnto Bohort llnmsoy. Company C, Twenty-fourth Infantry, j ollow fovor: Sor geont Jeitoo J. Griffith, Company C, First Illi nois, yellow fevor; Ambroso Welti, Seventh In fantry, yellow fevor, " Shapter, Major-General." CADETS WIT.T. CltOWlt OUT CKUVKIIA. If I'nure I Not Declared by Sept.'lS, New Qunrters Will llnvo to Hi. Provided. Washington, Aug, 7. Unloss peuco is de clured nnd the Spanish officers held prisoners at Annapolis returned homo hy Sept. 15, tho Navy Department will hnvo to find other ac commodations for Admiral Cervera uud his men. Tho quarters In which Cart. Eulittuanil all tho prisoners exoeirt Cerveru nro held will bo required for the naval e.idets, who begin tho nendemlctenn soon after tlio middle of nmt month, and, as tho nccoiiiiundatiniis are llm Itod and almost cramped at nil times. It will be necessary that the Hpnnlsh officers neato tho buildings mid bo sent elsuwhere. Just outside tho grounds Is an immense old hospital building ot brick, built during the lust wnr In tlio shape of n great unchor, but never usod for any purpose. This building can bo provided with sleeping apartments and made comfortable fur the Hpunlurds If by Sept 15 tho Government still has to hold thorn In custody. Tlio houso occupied by Admiral Corvora Is one that soma ofllcor of tlio Instruction corps will require when tho term begin. The depart ment has nn purpose of permitting tho war to interfere with thn course, and all cadets not grudunted will be oidered back In tlmo for thu autumn Una. . . . . ' OUiMAGATGUAM ' H, Story of Onr Seizure of tie Ladrone Islands. THIRTEEN SHELLS FIRED. J Four and a Half Minnies from , the First Gun to the Last. jj Nobody Was In the Old Fort We AJiaUeO- The Spaniard Thought the Charlettoa I Wo Firing o Saint and Came Out to Va ii All Bow and Smiles Ttudo Avrakentns '1jj for the Governor, Who Hadn't Hoard e jjj Any War The Star and Stripe HtuA i if Over the Bay and Saluted by the Charles , m ton-Tho Spanish Garrison, Officers nncl jjj Men Disarmed and Taken Prisoners M to Manila The Natlvo soldiers Fs j roled and Set Free The Climate, of j li the Island Delightful nnd Some of ' fj the Native Women Very BeantUal ! f I On Transport Australia. Port 8aw Lois ' E b'Apra, Island o Quau. Tubsdat Niorrr. jij June21. Tho Mariana or Ladrono Islands nre i W under tho Btars and Stripes. It was Just a lit- ?! tie before 2 o'clock this afternoon when th $! first broad rod stripes of Old Glory rose above i the rulnod battlements of Fort Bant Cruz, m down tho harbor, and tho 0-Inch rifles of the If I Charleston roared out the twenty-ono guns that ' I ' proclaimed to all the world that Guam Is ours. .1 ' At tho samo tlmo tho bands of tho Second Ore- '' gon on the Australia and tho First California ; t on tho City of Peking played " Tho Btar- i Spangiod Banner." nnd the full-throated ohoors ' of 2.500 American soldiers and sailors ranir over tho hnrbor of Bnn Luis d'Apra from head- j land to roof and eohood on tho battlomonts 1 nbovo which flew tho starry bnnnor. It was t tho national saluto to the success of tho first j stop away from the old policy of tho nation Into i the broaderfleldofoxpanslonnnddovolopment .1 When tho reckoning was mado at noon on l Sunday It showed only about 130 mllosyetto .1 go to Guam, nnd it boenmo apparent that wo should do somo loafing that night so as to reach tho Island early In tho morning. Tho nonr approach of what every ono felt would bo an eventful day revived tho somowhat excited In terest In tho possibility of a fight which tho hent nnd tho drugging days had helped to flog. J To travel nt half steam, day after dny, over a ,; , sen dend flat nnd calm, whero tho temperature j I Is novor below 83, nnd what llttlo breeze there . '. ', Is follows the ship, dulls energy and lntorest. j 1 It takcH an ovent of somo lmportnnco to rouso jj i much spirit undorsuch circumstances, and this W first conquest of foreign territory ovorsoas wus i such an event. Sunday ovonlng, when the Charleston had f gonothrough her regular 7:110 tost other llchts, ' ,' i tho Ardols lanterns begnn their spoiling match ; " , agnln. Tho system Is a curious complication , ! of onos nnd twos. A whlto light stands for 2 nnd o red light fori. The Jotters nro mndo ot v comblnntlons. nsJIs 1122. D Is 222. Y Is 111. l and so on through tho alphabet nnd tho digits. t It Is purely nn nrbltrary code, but by this time 'f many of the officers on tho Australia hnvo be-"1 j eomo conversnnt with It nnd enn read the slg- ?. nnls without difficulty. This iSunday night . HI messago from tho Charleston wns to all the P ships of tho convoy. Itsnld: jjjj " Keep sharp lookout for land nnd vessels. W Passing signal station on Guam. Charleston P will hoist Japanese colors. Other vessels samo . f or none." jf Tho chart nnd tho directory say there is a signal station on the north end of Gunm. It - $8 had been arranged nt tho Friday afternoon ft conference to pass to the west of tho north ' end of the Island, far enough to nvoid being ' 'M seen by tho signal mnn. But thoro wns a ' m ehnnco thnt we might not do It. nnd so this pro- g ciutlnn wnstnken. Itseemodat first ablt hu- ,M mlllatlnatohhon' an alien ling, but tho profoH- it slonnl soidlors on the Australia told tho volun- ; teers thnt tho ruse was recognised In Interna- jf, tlonnllaw ns legltlmnte, nnd tlicy went to bod j sntlslled nnd enger for tho morning. i GUAM in bight. v1 5j The first faint flush on tho eastern horizon 'jy found half tho men on tho Australia, up and i 3 j about. Capt. Handlctte vv us on tho bridgo with '.; Mr. I.iwless, the llrst mnte. nnd Mr. Anderson, j j tho second mute, who was standing the ', watch. Mr. Hallett. the third mnte. had gone I ' over to the Charleston the afternoon before to ) !i pilot tho cruiser through tho crooked channel j past tho eornl reefs. Ah tho more prvtleied army ofllcors climbed up on the bridgo with tho ship's officers a faint lino appeared nbovo "i tho horizon tn tlio onstvvard. It hung in tho I cloudbunk a little alxive tlio low swolls. and re- ! called the first ainonrance of Molokal tho dajr we got Into Honolulu, it wuh the llrst the ' First Brigade of thu Manila expedition sow ot ' Guam, i Tho Australia set hor signals to tell tho j 'I Charleston that sho had sighted land, but thero : was no resKiBo from the erulsor. Tho warship i was ploughing ulong In tlio lead at the umo old , ; nlna-ktiot gait sho had held all the way from V Honolulu, nnd gave no sign of having won th g land. Holt went for n qunrter of an hour, with . ft the Australia's signals Hying, when there was '. a commotion on tho Poking, wIioho Hqtindron ' ft position to port of the Australia brought her i i nemly half a mile nearer tho land. Signals ' n went up, ninl when there wns no resimnso from L the Chiiilestoii a loclvot wns llred. Thoeruls- , 3 or's only nnMvervvnh to alter her eoiirso In- shorn, but It was apparent that her lookouts hud mndo out the Intnl. Then through the ' ' glasses wo could hco the men nt work on the ) decks of the. wmslilp. Sho wns clearing for no- , tlon. It wns neurly r'.'itl o'elm-k. i Tho day broke cloudy and threatening, lienr- f Ing out the fusM-rtioii of tint North PaeJIle DU jj rectory.thut It inliiheoiiKtuntlyiit Oiinm. Little j squulls of rain hv.cpt over us continually, and there wns no xiiubhlun between thorn. Tho laud rose out of the i-en Mow I y ns wo advanced. Wo could see thai It wus veiy green with henvy foliage and thlel. growth of trees. Along the ) ! shore wus a lino of Mieur cliffs, with u narrow Mind beiieh in front of them. Tho beach was fringed with imlins ami n heavy tropical growth, which sometimes climbed the fueo of ! thui'llffri. Wo had sighted tho llttlo projection '(j just north of tlio buy of Agaftn. As we steamed a iiiik slowly tothoMiuthvvurd tho bay opened J out uradmlly i.heud of us. l'.vnrv llfteen . ' in unto or so a luln squul hid it e - 1 tlrely from vlmv The cimrh hton signalled ' tho convoy to fo.m column on her starboard , beam, the Peking wxi unls fioiu her ami the i ) others HOO urds upurl In tho rear of ho , I Peking. The ('liuileMou drew further nnd j further Inshore and In the Inteivnls belvvec it squalls advanced rapldl) 'i l.u convoy got pretty well in nridtlieniswiiiigoll tovvnnlDovIl a ' , Point, nt the vvxht end of Airanu lm The j iTiitxor went In ns clone to tho reefs ut wat h, I , and mndo a thorough examination of tho bay, Then she swung and rejolnud tho convoy, i'rouj, tho transports w could mako oat so 09 , :