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"voiTTxV -NO. 356. NEW YORK, MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1808. -COPYRIGHT, 1898. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. "pRICE TWO CENTS '
AGUINALDO UGLY.
Demands That We Admit His
Armed Hen to Manila.
GEN. MERRITT MAKES REPLY,
And Agninaldo Decides to Accept
All Onr Conditions.
WE MUST HOLD TNE ISLANDS
British Will Leave If We Don't,
and Spaniards Say It Is Best.
Bate Is leatial'a Moves y Cable Direct
tram Mmtltm 'I-'"- Out Ofl the
Water Supply aad Mado Eight Demands
J Cp.ii Cs, but Got OB Bis High Horn at
Urt-Tlu City to Quiet, Sp Am Open
and Business to Bevlvlng-Th Monad-
Mk Stopped at Gua aasd Found That
th. Only Spaniard Thar Had Installed
BlmuT a Oownor-H. Took to taw
Weeds Whan tka Monitor Appeared-She
Beached M--" Lass Tuesday Btlal
and City of Pueblo Got There Yesterday.
paial CsMs .Demos to Tan asm.
MimA, Aug. 21, 12:40 P. M.Th cable
that was cut by Admiral Dewey shortly
after his arrival her ha bean repaired, and
Manila Is now In direct communication with
the outside world.
The chy remains quiet. The American
officers are at present busily engaged m
getting a government established. There
has been considerable delay, owing to the
fact that It was necessary to get further ta
il structions from Washington.
The proclamation issued by Oen. Merrltt
subsequent to the capitulation assures the
people that the Americans did not come to
wage war on the people, but to protect them
in the enjoyment of their property, employ
ments, and personal and religious rights.
I The municipal laws affecting the private
A rights of persons and property, regulating
II local institutions, and punishing crime
will be continued In force so far as is com
patible with a military Government. These
laws will be administered by the ordinary
tribunals. Officials will be appointed by the
Americans at the port of Manila, and all
places in the Philippines in actual posses
sion of the Americans will be open during
tho American occupation. Places devoted
to worship, arts, sciences, education and
libraries, monuments and archives will b
protected.
fUen. MacArthur has been appointed Mili
tary Commandant of the walled city. These
appointments have also been made :
Provost Marshal, Oen. Gkkxmb.
Director of Fiscal Affairs, CoL Smith of
California.
J Deputy Provost Marshal for North Paslg,
J Col. OvzxsHm of the Twenty-third In
fantry, assisted by Deputy Smith.
Deputy Provost Marshal for Paslg, Lieut
Col. Whttiteb,
Collector of Customs, Oapt Glabstort.
No official administrator of the local laws
I has yet been appointed.
Gen. Anderson has been sent to Cavlte,
having been detached from his command.
His principal business will be to handle
Agulnaldo, the insurgent leader. The in
surgents are s little ugly. Several hundred
of them have deserted and are trying to
enter the city. Agulnaldo holds the water
I works and has cut off the supply. The city
is in great need of water. Agulnaldo has
promised to open the works conditionally.
He has made eight demands on the Amer-
I leans, as follows:
" First, that the Filipinos withdraw only
to certain limits.
"Second, that they retain certain olty
oon vents.
" Third, that the Americans control only
tUe city.
" Fourth, that Gen. Merrltt oonsult with
him regarding the civil appointments.
' Fifth, that tho Filipinos have the right
to enter the river and harbor.
" Sixth, that the Americans return the
Filipinos' arms.
" Seventh, that the Americans be confined
to the city.
"Eighth, that the Filipinos have the
right to enter the olty armed."
Gen. Merrltt sent a verbal reply yester
day to these demands, but Agulnaldo was
sway. The messenger returned to-day.
There have been a few slight disturbances
in the city, but they were inconsequential.
Confidence Is returning. The shops are
open and business is reviving.
The greatest Interest is manifested in the
( ultimate disposition of the islands. Eng
lishmen who are In business here are
anxious for the Americans to hold the
whole group, and many Spaniards believe
that this would be th heat solution of th
probUm. They aay that business will bo
Ilmpoaslhls under th conditions (has for
merly prevailed here, and that th
Filipinos would not be able to establish or
maintain a Government. Agulnaldo repre
sents only a small faction of the natives,
and trouble would surely follow if he had
control. The English declare that If the
Americans give the islands back to Spain or
hand them over to the Filipinos they will
have to quit.
The monitor Monadnock arrived here on
Tuesday last, after a quiet voyage from San
Francisco. Her crew suffered much from
ths heat. Bhe stopped at Guam, in the La
drone Islands, which is now an American
possession, and found that a Spaniard, who
was accidentally left behind when the
Charleston was there, had tried to proclaim
himself Governor and run affairs. When
the Monadnock arrived the pretender fled
to the woods.
The transports Peru and City of Pueblo
arrived this morning. Gen. otis, ths com
mander of the expedition, immediately
came ashore. All are well aboard th vee
aels, whloh had an uneventful voyage. The
other three transports, conveying Gen.
Otls's men, are three days behind.
It is thought probable that the water
works will be opened to-day.
No account of the property captured from
the Spaniards has yet been rendered.
7:20 P. M When the Spaniards heard
that hostilities had closed on Aug. 12, the
day before the capitulation, they raised the
question of the American status In Manila.
The matter was referred to Washington for
decision.
Gen. Merrltt said to Tm Stw correspond
ent this evening that the situation had been
practically settled, Agulnaldo accepting the
American conditions.
It has been decided to replace the Span
ish polios with American soldiers.
Tho mouth of th Paslg Blver, which
flows through Manila, has been cleared of
the wrecks that were sunk there by the
Spaniards.
Ths Custom House has been opened for
two days. The first day's receipts amount
ed to over $8,000. Many goods have been
placed in warehouse. The duties on these
will not be paid until the goods are taken out
Major Bement has been appointed Col
lector of Internal Revenue. The collection
of these taxes will begin to-morrow. The
revenue from the internal excise equals
ail the other taxes combined.
The Spaniards have asked Gen. Merrltt
for permission to send horns 1,600 sick
soldiers, and ths American commander has
given his consent
The Philippine Treasury held only $o,
000 when it was turned over to the Amer
icans. Private W. A. Seymour of the Astor Bat
tery, who was wounded in the engagement
which preceded the surrender. Is on duty
again. He sustained only a slight Injury to
his left hand. All the other wounded men
of the battery are doing well.
Ths Bun's despatch from Manila, printed on
May 3 and tailing of the destruction of lion to
jo'a fleet waa the last preaa despatch to come
over th cable direst from Manila until the
despatch printed to-dar was received. The
cable was cut at noon on Jaay 2.
AGUINALDO CL1MBB DOWN.
All th Ins urgent En t erica Manila Will Bo
Uliarnud.
Special Coble DetpatcX to Tax Sua.
Hobo Kono. Aug. 31. It is reported that an
amicable arrangement has been arrived at by
Gen. Merrltt and Agulnaldo. All the Insur
gents entering Manila will be disarmed.
All tha American fleet is still at Manilla. None
of the vessels has gone to Hollo or Cebu.
M'KIXLKT HEADS THE SUITS NEWS.
Some of Agulnuldo's Demands Are Con
sidered to B Preposterous.
Washington. Aug. 21. President McElnley
spent another quiet Sunday. He went to
church In the morning, took a drive before
dinner, and in the evening received a few visi
tors aa usual. Ths only official callers were
Secretary Alger. Oen. Oorbin and Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson.
Secretary Day is now living at Chevy Chase,
a fashionable suburb Ave miles from tha White
House, where Beoretaay Gage also lives, and
be did not come Into town during the day or
evening.
The moat interesting newa received by tha
President and the Secretory of War came In
Ths Bum's despatches from Manila over the re
opened cable, describing the conditions that
exist there and describing the steps that have
been taken by Gen. Merrltt to inaugurate a
civil government in the conquered terri
tory. The President and the Secretary of
War read with eagerness and especial inter
est the statement of the eight demands mode
upon Gen. Merrltt by Agulnaldo. the insur
gent leader. The commanding General will
probablv consult with the Washington authori
ties before giving Agulnaldo a categorical re
ply, and the answer whloh will go through the
(Secretary of War will fully Instruct Gen. Mer
rltt as to his dealings with the rebel General,
who Is evidently determined to make trouble
If possible.
It is not definitely known whether Gen. Mer
rltt has as yet officially communicated to th
Government the dictum of Agulnaldo. although
he may have done so, as. the broken cable hav
ing been restored. Gen. Merrltt can at any
time put himself In direct communication
with the war room St the White House
and the telegraph room of the War Department.
In any ease, however, it Is not likely that for
mal instructions will be aent to Gen. Merrltt
governing his reply to Agulnaldo until after
thoro has been opportunity to oonsult with the
Secretary of State. Home of tha demands made
by the insurgent leaderare preposterous and no
serious consideration will be given to the ques
tion of granting them. Others are regarded as
reasonable and timely, and will, therefore, be
admitted by Gen. Merrltt if. Indeed, he ha
not already Indicated to Agulnaldo hia acquies
cence. Gen. Oorbin says, moreover, that th
luatruotlona already sent to Gen. Merrltt cover
th subject of Agulnaldo demands, of which
Gen. Oorbin Intimates the Administration has
had previous knowledge.
Th Administration appreciates th fast that
ft will not be an easy task to handle Agulnaldo
ahould he be disposed to make trouble for tha
Americana, but it la thought that Ga. Msrrltt
ha suffloiout taet to keep tha ambitious rsvo
lottonist In shook by paaoeful mean. If not
than th United ifltataa will bar to do whs I
Secretary Alger suggested two or three weeks
ago "Llok th insurgents as wa llokd th
Spaniards."
Hostilities between th Americana and tha
insurgents are not anticipated, however, but
nevertheless th Government I gratified to
know that th fourth expedition of troops, la
command of Gen. Otis, ha landed, and that
now there are enough of Unole Sam's soldlera
and sailors at Manila to make Merrltt and
Dewey masters of th situation. Adjt.-Oen.
Oorbin said to-night that In con strain th word
" suburbs " in the terms of the capitulation of
Manila the best manner of arriving at Its exact
meaning was to pnt the word back into Spanish
and take it In Its meaning aa a Spanish word.
There waa no word, he said. In English which
meant the earn aa th Spanish word, which,
translated Into English, is "suburbs." He
would not express an opinion aa to exactly what
the Spanlah word means.
orr to tbm Philippines.
The Arlsona Leave with l.soo Tumps
Gen. Merriam Badls to Honolulu.
Saw Faaaonoo, Aug. 21. Th transport ,
Arlsona with 1.300 troops for Manila sailad this
morning. Th expedition got a big send-off.
The day was perfect, even for California in
August and the water front in consequence
waa lined with thousands, who shouted good
by snd waved handkerchiefs aa th Arlsona
with th cheering soldiers passed down the
harbor toward th Golden Gat. Th scene
waa like those which marked th departure of
the earlier expeditions.
Th whistles of tha steamers on tha bay and
th factories on shore blew a deafening din.
and ths cannon of th harbor fortifications
boomed parting salutes a th Arlsona entered
the Golden Gate and headed west on the long
journey to the American olty of the Philippines.
Gen . Morriam went on board the Arlsona late
last night and sailed to-day for Honolulu. This
sudden change of plana waa brought about by
telegrams from Washington received late yes
terday directing him to sail with all posatblo
expedition. The Department of California will
be under command of Brlg.-Gen. M. P. Miller.
who is next in rank to Gen. Merriam, The
General 'a staff accompanied him.
Th Washington despatch brought news of
great Importance for th remaining troops of
th expeditionary forces. They are to be de
spatched to Honolulu as soon as transporta
tion can be furnished. Gen. Merriam Informed
Col. Berry of the Seventh California last night
that his regiment should not be disappointed
again, and, moreover, should be among the
first to go. The troops here will proceed to the
Hawaiian Islands, although there ia little doubt
that they will be sent ultimately to th Philippines.
MOBS TBOOPB FOR GOT. MERRITT.
Th Fourth Expedition Under Gen. E. S.
Otis Arrives at Manila.
WasHrwoTotr, Aug. 21. The fourth military
expedition has reached the Philippines with
Major-Gen. Elwell S. Otis in command. This
cable message waa received from Gen. Merrltt
this afternoon:
" Manila. Aug. 21. 1808.
" AHutant-Oenenl, WoMngtan, D. C:
" Major-Gen. Otis, with steamers Peru and
City of Pueblo, bos arrived. All well : no cas
ualties. Mibkitt."
This addition to the military forces under
command of Gen. Merrltt raises the total gar
rison in the Philippines to about 14.000 men.
Th newa of the peace protocol was not re
ceived by Gen. Otis until his arrival at Manila,
of course. When he left the Paolflo Coast for
the Philippines the situation demanded rein
forcements for Gen. Merrltt as rapidly as they
eould be aent Now that the armistice has been
declared the conditions under which the troops
will land are somewhat peculiar. They will be
allowed to go Into comfortable quarters.
but It Is the understanding that no position
can be taken by this force whleh would give
It a special advantage In the event of a resump
tion of hostilities between the United Btatea
and Spain. If the Government observes this
rule and considers that the situation of the In
surgents la very threatening, there can be no
objection on the part of Spain to the despatch
of further troops from the United States. It is
expected at the War Department that more
regiments will be sent from Son Francisco as
soon as transportation can be provided.
M EH SAO KB Of CONGRATULATION.
The President Expresses the Thanks of the
Nation to Dewey and Merrltt.
Washington. Aug. 21. These messages were
sent to-night:
"Exxcutiti Mansion, I
Washington. Aug. 21, 1808. 1
" Admiral Dtienv, Manila:
" Receive foryourself and the officers, sailor
and marines of your command my thanks and
congratulations and those of the nation for the
gallant conduct all have again so conspicuously
displayed. William MoKinlei."
"Exscuttvb Mansion. I
Washington. Aug. 21. 1898. 1
" Maji-Ot. lltrrilt, U. B. A.. Manila i
" In my own behalf and for th nation I ex
tend to you and the officers snd men of your
command sincere thanks and congratulations
for the conspicuously gallant conduct displayed
in your campaign. William McKinlit."
HANDB Off IN THE PHILIPPINES.
A Vienna Paper Says the Question Concerns
Us and Spain Alone.
I Special Cash Datpmlek u Tux Sow.
Vixnna. Aug. 21. The official Atendposf pub
lishes a communication pointing out that the
question of the Philippines is one that concerns
Spain and the United States alone, and saying
that there will be no outside interference.
SPANISH I.OBB AT MANILA.
00 Killed and 400 Wounded by Dewey's
Bombardment and Our Army's Attaok.
Specie! Cable Despot to Tas Bos.
Madbxd, Aug. 21. A despatch from Manila
sars that the Spanish loss during the bom
bardment and the assault by the American
troop was 200 killed and 400 wounded.
TRIAL Of THE FARRAGUT.
Th Torpedo Boat Makes Twenty-eta Knots
and Expects to Do Thirty or Mora.
San Fkancibco, Aug. 21. The eeoond trial
of the torpedo boat Farragut took place late
yesterday afternoon, but It was not until even
ing that th official flgursa were computed.
The little veasel mad something bettor than
twenty-six knots, but owing to a hot journal
aha was not pushed to her top spaed. Her
builder expect her to make tha required
thirty knot or better on the nxt trial.
Mo Traea of tha Lest Pontoon.
Halifax. Aug. 21. The steam tug Argus ar
rived at Lunenburg to-day for order. Bhe
has been searching for the lost wreaking pon
toon, but was unable to And any trace of it
The Captain la of the opinion that the pon
toon waa lost off Bambro. and ha intends search
ing in that direction.
Ambassador Camboa to Take a Vacation.
Washington. Aug. 21. M. Cambon. the
French Ambassador, accompanied by hi young
eon. who recently came from France, left Wash
ington this morning for a trip through tha
North. They will go to Niagara tails, and pos
sibly to Montreal, and will than go to Mew Lou
don, Conn., for a taw day. M. Oamboo will be
goo about three wests, daring whlsh tin M.
Tel seal ass First sBrStstf. will have share
of the em baser, and will sat aa tha repraaeota
I ttv f Spain, aagaskt ha ha saUsd upon to 4 SO.
GEN. MILES IS COMING HOME
SEE. BROOKE TO BE MILITARY VOT
ERS OR OF I'OUrO RICO.
Tha Spanish Army to Concentrating a
San Juan Beady to Embark far Spala
Tbe Soldiers Are Eager to Depart Oen.
Miles Says tha Porta Blean Commtsetnn
er Will Have Onry to Otve Basalpta for
Government Property aad BapadMa the
Evacuation of tho Islaad San Jnaa Will
Weloome Ps Malls Pass Belweeu That
Ctty and Penos aad the Telegraph Will
oon Be In Operation Wealthy Porta
R!rans Say There la Mo Danger of Far
I her Trouble-Slight Aerldent to Mrs,
Taa BensseKteT- la Fording a stream.
Sptcial Cools Despatch is Tar. Sim.
Pones. Porto Rico. Aug. 21. Oen. Miles de
cided to-day to leave Porto Bleo and return to
the United States. Two members of his staff
will accompany him.
The arrangements for the evacuation of the
island have reached saoh a state of completion
that there will be little left for the joint com
mission of Spaniard and Americans to do.
The Spaniards are withdrawing their force
from all tha garrtaon, towns and are concen
trating them at Ba Juan, ths capital, prepara
tory to embarking for Spain.
Both arm las. however, maintain th outpost
that they had established just prior to th an
nouncement of the cessation of hostilities.
Th relations between Gen. Miles sod Captain-General
Modes are growing mora
friendly. Yesterday by agreement between
them malls were allowed to pass between
Pone and Ban Jnan and vice vers. The tele
graph line overland will be opened for busi
ness shortly. Repairs an necessary between
the outposts of the armies near Aibonlto,
where th line wa eat as tha American ad
vanced. Communication hitherto with San
Juan has been carried on by mean of th
eable running from Ponce.
Gen. Brooke is expected to arrive here from
Arroyo to-morrow. Gen, Mile will recom
mend that he go aboard a transport with 170
Spanish prisoners and proceed to San Juan to
meet tha other Commissioners. According to
Gen. Miles, all the Commlaploners will have to
do la to give receipt for the Government
property turned over to the American and ex
pedite the evacuation of the Island, whloh the
Spaniards appear more anxious to do than the
Americans are to have them.
It baa not yet been decided by what vessel
Gen. Miles will return. After he leave Gen.
Brooke will be the Military Governor of the
island.
Lieut. -Col. Ramery. tha chief officer of th
Bpanlsh volunteer, toft Ponos with the regu
lars when the Americana landed. He returned
lost night from Aibonlto with several other
officer. There was no demonstration against
him.
He reports that ths Spaniards at Aibonlto
lacked ammunition, food and water. Food was
carried from Carey, which place Gen. Brook
was Investing at the cessation of hostilities.
He adda that th Spaniard realised th hope
lessness of fighting th Americana, and are
glad that pence ha been declared.
Report similar to this reach her from San
Juan. That city was deserted during the block
ade, but th inhabitant are now returning.
Business men there are happy that Admiral
Sampson did cot return to bombard the city,
their property thus haying been saved from de
struction. The GacHa Qflctal de Porto Rioo, the Govern
ment organ, displays no 111 feeling toward the
United States, and sars that friendly relations
with the United States will shortly be reaa
aumed. It la also reported from Ban Juan that OoL
Ban Martin, the commandant of tha Ponoe
forces, who was alleged to have been shot for
deserting the city, is now sick in the San Fran
cisco Hospital in San Juan. It is said that he
will lose his rank In the army. He expects to
return to Ponoe. where all the cltisensof the
better class are kindly disposed toward him. It
is proposed to raise a subscription for him in
appreciation of his evacuating the city without
fighting, thus preventing loss of life and de
struction of property.
There have been no more disturbances at
Ponce, and wealthy Porto Bloana Insist that
there is no danger of further trouble. The men
who were engaged In rioting were toughs. It Is
thought that they are now cowed, Th Spanish
are anxious for a large American force to gar
rison the islsnd. Gen. Miles says that no prep
arations to this end have yet been made.
Th rains are Increasing, and ths wet weather
is affecting the troop, who are beginning to
suffer from bowel complaint, ths result of
having to sleep on the ground. It is Impossible
to obtain boards to make flooring for th tent.
The health of the sailor on board the moni
tor I bad. The Intense heat on these craft I
insufferable. Their presence here la unneces
sary, and It would be a good plan to order them
north.
Two Porto Bloana are reported to have been
shot on Thursday at Aguado by Spaniards.
A trip boa been made to Gen. Wilson's head
quarters by Gen. Mllea and a party of offloera
who were accompanied by representatives of
th National Belief Association, including Mrs
Alexander Tan Rensselaer, whose yacht May
brought supplies here from Philadelphia a
week ago. Returning on Friday the
party were compelled to ford a river.
They stopped to allow their horses to
drink, when the hors next to Mrs. Van Rens
selaer reared. Th bottom of tha river wa
covered with stones, on whloh the noma slipped
and fell against th animal ridden by Mis. Tan
Rensselaer. Owing to tha slippery bottom her
horse was unable to keep it feet and fell, pitch
ing her off. Bhe ol ung to the saddle amid con -alderable
plunging by ths horses, which kept
bumping into each other. Th situation waa
erltioal tor a tow minutes, but th offloera of
Oen. Miles's staff ruahsd to th lady's aaeiat
anae and th tangl was straightened out
Whan Mrs. Van Banaaalaar got ashore it was
dtaaoaarad that aha bad been eat serosa th
upper right ana midway between the shoahtag '
a
HB.MMSamst-.KmE.-
and elbow. She wa also considerably ahaken
up. Major Woodbury of Oea. Wilson's taff.
who wa oa of the party, attended to her.
Her Injuries an not serious. She returned
with th party in an ambulaaee and went
aboard her yacht in th harbor.
Th accident win delay the sailing of the
boat for two or three days, it being feared that
rough weather might b encountered If she
ailed aow. Dr. Woodbury says thst Mrs. Tan
Reaaselasr waa all right this morning. She
waa fortunate to have escaped so luckily. It
was thought at first that soma of her bone
were broken, or that an artery in her arm waa
evered.
Mrs. Tan Bennaselaer la the daughter of Mr.
E. D. Morgan of New York, This evening she
had entirely recovered from th effects of the
ehoek. and theViut la her arm Is hi no wis
serious.
Th May ha unloaded seventy ton of sup
plies, whloh are being distributed where
needed
OMN. BLANCO WON'T REMAIN.
Mm DeeUaea to Carry Out the Work of
RvamatTng Cuba Spain Thinks tha
President Intends to Keep a Free Hand
la Dealing with the Philippine Question.
Spmal Coils Dttvolctitl tn Tss Son.
London. Aug. 21. The Madrid correspondent
of the FHandard says that Captain-General
Blanco has again notified the Government of
hia refusal to preside over tha operations of
evacuation owing to ths fact that he favored
resistance. The Government is displeased and
embarrassed by hia refusal.
Ex -Colonial Minister Moret SefiorTltlaurutla,
Spanlah Minister to Belgium; Sailor Leon y
Castillo. Spanlah Ambassador to Franc, and
Gens. Cerero and Bascaron. all of whom are
able men and who all speak English, are fa
vored by Bailor Ssgasta as members of the
Paris Commission unless party and political
considerations weigh In fsvor of others.
The censorship is more rigorous than ever on
press telegrams, but It has been learned that
the Government la annoyed by the fact that the
authorities in several of the provinces have
discovered startling traces of the Oarllst propa
ganda In the cases of thirty officers In Catalonia
and Arragon. All ths Oarllst newspapers there
have been suspended.
The Impartial and other papers or trying
to represent that there Is friction between
Spain and England regarding the Bpanlsh
fortifications around Gibraltar. Tha corre
spondent says that he has the highest author
ity for saying that only friendly communica
tions have passed between the two Govern
ment, and that there Is no friction whatever.
Spain has explained that the fortifications
there, aa In the rest of the peninsula, were
strengthened when American aggression was
expected.
A despatch to the Time from Madrid says
that instructions to the Cuban and Porto Rican
commissions are being dratted by tha Min
isters of the Colonies. Foreign Affairs, War. and
Marine. They will be despatched on Aug. 31.
The Instruction will call attention to the
difference between the cession of territory snd
the cession of sovereignty. In the latter cose.
It Is maintained here, the buildings and public
works are retained nntll the new Government
l,Ba tWiM fni tlim
There is much anxiety concerning the Philip
pines. Th words of the protocol have been
examined with the aid of all available diction
aries, both by the Spanish Ministers and the
representatives of several of the powers. It
Is the concensus of opinion thst in draft
ing this part of the protocol President
McKinley' aim waa to keep a free hand until
ho hod time to collect information and to de
cide upon a policy In the Far East It I gener
ally supposed that Germany will not allow
great territorial change In that part of the
world without having something to say, on th
subject
Madrid, Aug. 21. The Cabinet at its meet
ing yesterday discussed Admiral Cervera 'a ac
count of the destruction of his squadron.
Subsequently a Minister who was Inter
viewed ascribed Captain-General Blanco's at
titude as pacific. He added that the evacua
tion of Cuba was likely to be lengthy. The
protocol merely stipulated that Commission
ers should be appointed within ten days from
th date of signing. It placed no limit on the
time for evacuation.
Captain-General Blanco would retain his post
during the sittings of the commission, but he
was at liberty to leave the Island prior to the
evacuation. It was certain that the transfer of
Cuba to the United States would not be effected
by Gen. Blanco.
Th Minister further said that the members
of the Paris Commission had not yet been ap
pointed. The commission would not begin it
work until after th dosing of th Cortes.
Duke Almodovar de Rio, Minister of Foreign
Affair, did not acknowledge th receipt of a
message regarding tha protocol.
CANADA OFFERS TO SWAP.
Will Let Us Pish Within Three-Mil Limit
If She Can Bead Pish to Porto Bleo.
Halivai. Aug. 21. On Tuesday the Interna
tional Conference to settle some questions that
have given cause for controversy between the
United Btatea and Canada will meet in the city
of Quebec There is one question which has
not yet appeared in the programme whloh will
be brought up on behalf of Canada by Sir Louis
Davles. Minister of Marine sud Fisheries. This
question will be.
" What position shall Canada occupy in re
gard to Forte Rioo and Cuba in case both those
islands remain under the Government of the
United States, as the former Is certain to do ?"
Nova Scotia alone annually sell $1,000,000
worth of fish in Porto Rico, and In Cuba a large
quantity of fish, agricultural produce and lum
ber. Halifax business men are willing to give si
most anything to retain the privilege they have
hitherto enjoyed of access to those markets on
the same terms with other countries that com
pete for trad there.
Merchant here have expressed their willing
ness to give to Americans the right to use the
Inshore fisheries of Canada on the same terms
as our own people use them In exchange for
the free admission of our Ash and other prod
ucts into those islands or for admission there
on the same terms that are accorded to such
goods from th United States. Sir Louis Da
vie was tn ths olty ths other day and a com
mittee of the Halifax Board of Trade waited on
him and discussed the West Indian situation,
concluding by authorising him to offer to the
American Commissioners at Quebec th whole
of th Canadian flaharlea within th three-mile
limit la exchange for equal term with the
United Btatea in the markets of Cuba and Porto
Rico,
Th Maritime Board of Trad at a meeting
subsequently appointed a committee whloh
waited on Sir Louis D via ana empowered him
on behalf of that body to make s similar offer
at Quebec.
This will meet with much opposition from a
section of the Canadian fishermen. At present
Americans ars not permitted to flab within
three miles of the Canadian shore, and they
anaot even touch at any Canadian port for
any other purpose then to obtain shelter or to
aeour supplies of wood or water. Unless they
hsv a Uoeue they cannot buy bait in any
Canadian port
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OEMMANT WATCHES ENGLAND.
Berlin Asserts That Germany Isn't Getting
Her Share of Ptnasa la China.
Special CsMr Dttpatclut to Tax Bcn,
London. Aug. 21. A despatch to the Dotty
Mail from Berlin says thst Germans are some
what alarmed by the approaching visit to China
of Vice-Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, who
I going out bs the representative of the British
Associated Chan-'.rs of Commerce to study
trade oonditlr cd other matters. The Cor
respondent ears .
" It will be the duty of our representative In
east Asia to watch with the keenest attention
the steps and acta of Lord Beresford, who soos
In Gennanythe most dangerous rival of British
commerce and industry. He I worthy of our
attention."
Several of the Berlin newspapers com
plain of the great advantagea the pow
ers, except Germany, have gained in China.
The Cologne Gauttt says that Germany,
will lose th Yanertse Xlang railroad to
Great Britain, the Canton-Hankow line
to the Americans, and tha Chlng Klang-Tlen-Tsln
road to the Chinese Tung Wing, supported
by American capital. These are dlsoonsolnto
prospects for Germany unleas her poller of the
strong hand la resumed soon.
London. Aug. 22 A despatch to the
Daily Xnrt from Berlin says that noth
ing is known In official circles there
concerning the reported Intention of Bar
on von Heyklng. the German Minister
to China, to support an Anglo-German syndi
cate in securing the concession for the Tient
sin Chln-Klang Railroad.
The Daily Neat, commenting on the report,
says that such a commercial alliance between
Great Britain and Germany would be a politi
cal event of the first magnitude but It op
poses the notion.
INTENSE HEAT IN PRANCE,
Ths Soldiers Are Buffering Severely During
the Manoeuvres.
Special CabU Detpaldi to Taa Bcii.
Paris. Aug. 21. The sufferings of the French
soldiers in the manoeuvres, caused by the In
tense heat have been very ereat and the
newspapers are protesting against the bar
barity of continuing the manoeuvres until the
weather moderates.
Case of aunstroWe are numerous. One hun
dred eases have occurred at Vannes and two
hundred at Nancy. Reports from other places
show a similar condition of affairs.
THE POPE'S NAMM DAT.
Ho Beeetved Congratulations En Masse tn
Order to Avoid Fatigue.
Special CabU Despatch to Tax So.
Roars. Aug. 21. This was the Pope's Name
Day. aad It was celebrated with much eclnt.
His Holiness received congratulations en masse
instead of singly. In order to avoid fatigue. He
looked more feeble and more emaoiated than
ever. His voice was clear, but gave evidence
that It was failing. The King of Bpaln sent an
affectionate telegram, praying the Pope to be
stow the apostolic benediction on his suffering
country.
COPPER RIVER TRAGEDIES.
Scores of Men Lost In Crevasses or Drowned
In the Blver.
Taooma. Wash.. Aug. 21. Passengers who
returned from the Copper River on tha steamer
Utopia lost night say terrible suffering exists
among the prospectors who have been trying
to get from the Copper River to Port Valdes
across the Valdes glacier.
Sixty returned and are so glad to be en route
to tnelr Eastern homea that their hard'ex
perlences of the last few months seem almost
forgotten.
Albert Faulk of Port Huron, Mich., who has
been North since March, declares that scores
of lives have been lost In the mad rush to tho
coast from the interior. Others say that not
less than fifty have been drowned or lost in the
crevasses of the Valdes glacier. Faulk says :
" Many men were drowned oomlng down the
Copper River In small boats. At Copper Cen
tra, at the mouth of the Klutina River, fourteen
men were drowned in ten days. I saw two of
the disasters. One man's boat struck a rock
and he was thrown Into the stream. The water
was less than two feet deep, but so swift that he
could not gat a footing.
"The greatest loss of life has occurred In
crossing the Valdes glacier, where men have
slipped down the numerous crevasses which
the trail crosses. It la known that many
mora people have left Copper Centra than
have arrived at Valdes. We cannot give
the names of the lost men. although
we heard many of them, becaute we had no
chance to jot them down. The Government ex
pedition under Oapt Abercrombio has given up
exploration work this year and is eugaged In
feeding stranded prospectors. Two weeks ago
It was feeding fifty, and the number waa in
creasing daily."
DR. BIMPBON RAISES $eO,0.
That Snm Secured for Foreign Missions at
Hia Old Orchard Meeting.
Old Orchaod, Me.. Aug. 21 The Ror. Ir.
A. B. Simpson of New Tork raised for foreign
missions at the Christian Alliance Camp Meet
ing to-day tOO.000. The first collection wus taken
after his missionary sermon In the foronoon.
an audience of 10,000 being present It started
with a contribution of $3,000 from a fanner
whose name was not announced. Cosh and
pledges amounting to $22,000 came In before
the benediction was pronounced. In the after
noon that snm was Increased to $4N,000. one
check for$S,000 being nmong the gifts. At tho
evening service pledge cards were again dis
tributed and $12,000 more raised In an hour,
carrying the total up to $00,000.
About fifty young men and women volun
teered as foreign missionaries. Tho flaw I).
M. Lelacheur. who opened the missionary field
In Thibet last rear, made a strong ap
peal In the evening for sending mis
sionaries to Cuba and the Philippines. He
said the Christian Alliance protested against
the pulling down of the American flag on any
of the Islands captured from Spain. About
$4,000 of the amount raised waa pledged to the
Cuban and Philippine missionary fund.
SECOND ARMY CORPS.
Tha First Division to Ba Bevlewed This
Week at Camp Alger.
Dunn Lobibo. Vs.. Aug. 21. Brlg.-Gen.
Gobiu, temporarily commanding the First
Division, will review the troops of the First
Brigade the Sixty-fifth New York, the Seventh
Ohio and First Now Jersey to-morrow after
noon. The Third Brigade, comprising the
Eighth. Twelfth and Thirteenth Pennsylvania
regiments, wlli be reviewed on Tuesday, ami
on Wednesday the First Connecticut and Third
Virginia will be reviewed. The parades will be
held on the drill field of old Camp Alger, neces
sitating that the wen march a distance of tno
miles each way to reach the field.
Two more deaths from typhoid fever oc
curred last night The dead soldiers are Pri
vate Howley. Thirteenth Pennsylvania, and
Private Thomas Ryan, Company 1, First New
Jersey Bran's body will be taken to Newark.
N. J..nls home, for burial. Howler's will be
burled In the National Cemetery at Arlington.
Both deaths oceurred In the division hospital.
Major Henry W. Freeman. First New Jersey,
Provoat Marshal of the First Division, tendered
his resignation to the Secretary of War last
evening.
Dr. Here's Personal Estate Only SIOO.
Mptcial CSsMs Itasnssat Is Taa Sow.
Lomdob. Aug. 2L Tha personal estate of the
lata Dr. Cornelius Hera. who. It wa charge J.
was Implleatod In th Panama Canal scandal.
has been aworn to at 30.
Out to-day "The lank Msvy." Tea UtMe.ua. .
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FOUR MOKE TRANSPORTS IN.
ALL BRING SICK TO CAMP mtKOFP,
BUT NO COXTAOIOUS DISEASES.
A Fifth, the Catania, Sighted Last Might
The Olivette Ordered to Boston Cant.
Hallett Alsop Borrowe Landed list
Wife Takes Illni to Shlnneeoek Hills -Seventy-first's
Mew Camp Poorly Located
Gov. Otero of Mew Mexico In Cnmp.
Camp Wixorr. Montaux Point. Aug. 21.
Four transports, all tn good condition, ar
rived here from Cuba to-day with Amer
ican troops. They are the Breakwater,
the Olivette, the City of Macon, and the
Marterra. All of the transports left Cuba on
Aug. IS with tho exception of the Marterra,
which loft on Aug. 12. She Is one of tho steam
ers captured from the Spanish by Admiral
Sampson's fleet and was turned Into a trans
port. She ia a very slow boat but notwith
standing the long voyage the men on her or ,
In first-class shape. Another transport said to
be the Catania, was sighted off the Point to
night, m
The Suk correspondent telegraphed on Sat
urday night the news of the arrival of the trans
port Ilio Grande, saying: "There are 630 men
on her altogether, and but30of theaeareaick."
The telegraph company In transmitting the
despatch inserted the word "all." making it
read that "all but 30 of those are sick," and
this statement appeared In the early edition of
Thb Sun. It was corrected In the later editions.
The Breakwater brings 345 men of ths
Twelfth Infantry. Fifty are III with dysentery,
malaria, and swamp fever, but there are uo .1
contagious diseases aboard. During the trip
Bergt. Pordrotto died of Intermittent fever
and was burled at sea.
On the Olivette are 275 men from tho various
regiments in Cuba. All of these men were III
when the transport left Santiago. Seventy
five entirely recovered during the trip, eight
died on the way. and 102 are still ill. Ths
names of tho 111 and of six of the dead soldlera
were published in The Sun yesterday. The
seventh snd eighth men died after the trans
port left for Fort Monroe. They were Private
James A Perry of Company A First Illinois,
and ('apt. John A. Bobb of tho Thirty-fourth
Michigan.
On the City of Macon wero 402 of the Seven
teenth Infantry. Ninety-two of the men are
sick, but there are no infectious diseases
aboard. Two men died on the trip up. They
were Sergt Howell of Company G and Private
G. Tewede. a musician. Major O'Brien Is in
command of the troops on the City of Macon.
On the Martorra are 312 of tho Twenty-first
Infantry In command of Capt. Ebstoln. Twonty
men are sick, but like ths other transports the
Marterra is free from lnfeotioua diseases. None
of tho men on these transports can be landed
until to-morrow, and It is doubtful It they can
all land before Tuesday night.
On tho Olivette 1 Capt. Hallett Alsop Bor
rowe of the rough riders, who was left In Cuba
when Col. Roosevelt and other men Bailed be
cause he waa too ill to be moved. When the
Olivette was ten miles off shore, on tho ocean
side of ths Point there was an interesting
illustration of the efficiency of the Pennsyl
vania Signal Corps men who do the wlg-wag-glng
for this camp. Mrs. Austin Corbin and her
daughter, who la Mrs. Borrowe, camo down
here this morning from Shlnnecock Hill
on a special train. The last they heard
of Capt. Borrowe he waa in pretty bad
shape and they were exceedingly anx
ious about him. When the Olivette wo
sighted early this morning Mrs. Corbin
nsked Superintendent Charles A. Beach
of the Long Island Railroad whether there was
any way in which something could be leemoi
of Capt. Rorrowe's condition. Mr. Beach
thought of the signal men four miles away
and he rang them up on the telephone. The
signal men said that the transport was too fur
off shore for signals to be read. But when
they heard that It was Mrs. Borrowe and Mrs.
Corbin who went anxious for news, and re
membered the work of Capt Borrowe and his
dynamite gun in Cuba, thoy said they'd get at
that transport if it was a possible thing.
The surf was not running very high, so four
of the signnl men borrowed a surfboat from
tho life Having station, launched It suooeHn
f nil y and were soon within a couple of mllea of
the Olivette, which was proceeding very slowly.
One of them stood up in ths bow of the boat
and wig-wagged a query as to Capt Borrowe's
condition. The answer coma book that he was
very III. but had Improved since he left Cuba,
He was In no danger at present, read the mes
sage. This gladsome news was wig-wagged to
the shore when the signal men could get near
enough to be seen, anil was sent over the hills
by the signal men to their station, where it was
delivered to Mrs. Corbin. Th whole transac
tion consumed but an hour and a quarter.
By special permission of Gen. Wheeler. Capt.
Borrowe was removed from the Olivette to
night and taken toSbinnecook Hills on a spools!
train. He Is In vary bad shape. He lis mala
rial fever. Ill life waa despaired of during th
trip. He brightened up a bit when he saw his
wife and Mrs. Corbin. Mrs. Borrow knelt ou
the railroad platform betide her husband and
with her arms around his nock talked to him
as longaa thaphyslolana would allow her to.
Roth Mrs. Corbin and Mrs. Borrowe wept aa
they gaxed on tho emaciated form of the latter 's
husband. Surgeon Major Brown Bald that tha
sight of hia wife improved Borrowe's condition
wonderfully. Second Lieut. William Tiffany is
also aboard tho Olivette.
The first battalion of the Seventy-first Regi
ment, which was released from Quarantine
yeestenluy. was sent Into camp on a strip of
land that cut off Fort Pond from the ocean,
l.ast night and this morning the men were in a
pitiable condition. Near the camp are small
swamps innumerable, and the men say that a
more unhealthy spot could not have bean se
lected. The majority of the men are still sick
with fever, and. although they ure able to ba
around, they are pale, and weak ami too
III to do any work. A full two-thirds of the
liattalion aie without cots or blankets, and last
night these men. whoso bones are still full of
the Cuban fevers, were obliged to sleep on the
ground. They suy that thoy suffered torturos
during the night, and as it was very cold they
undoubtedly did. Two eamnflres were kept
burning all night, and many of theiu kept
Warm by sitting around them. These could
get no bleep, and the result wus a deplorable
condition of affairs In the camp this morning.
One of the Heventy-tlrst men said to a Hun
reporter: "I think it's mighty tough ou us
boys to place us In such u holo as this. All of
us are in bad shape, ami we can never got rid
of fever as long as ourcampls kept in Close
proximity to these swamps. Wu ought to I .
over the hills with the other troops, where wo
would have some chance to go;, back our
strength. We're getting good fare, but only
because our friends huvn been sending us stuff.
I hop.j for the sake of the boys who are more
badly off than I am that somothing will be done
to change our camp."
Fred W. De Barry of Company D. whloh la a
part of the First Battalion, la missing. His
brother visited the Hevoiny-first cump to-day
to lieiuire about him. His friends In the com
pany say that ha wo taken HI with what is
diagnosed as yellow fever on July 3 and was
sent to the hospital. They hsv not seen nor
heard from him aince. Relative of George
Tanger of Company I snd Fred Lehne of Com
pany D were alto here to-day trying to got
newa of the man. Tanger waa left in the hos
pital la Cuba with yellow fever and no one la
the regiment knows whother he Is dead or
aliv. Lehne was all right when the regiment
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