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MANITOBA STILLHERE Transport Did Not Sail for Porto Rico Yesterday. FIFTH ILLINOIS IN CAMP Troops IMK'li Teut? Above Iii? Shipyard, f ruvuBt linuial Scour in the City tor Soldi, r. Out Wlllo.iil l.env*. More Troop Jin Kent.-. _' j Contrary u> expectations the trans? port Manitoba, which lias on board batteries A and C and two troops ol Pennsylvania cavalry, did not sail yes? terday tor Porto Rico. However, it is probable that the steamer will weigh anchor some time ibis morning. The remainder of the expedition will sail Hie tirst part of next week, probably uii Tuesday. Owing to the pressing need of trans? ports to convey General Shatter's ar? my rrom Santiago to America, there will be considerable delay in getting General Wade's provisional division off to Porto Kloo, but the troops ordered here will come in on scheduled time and go into camp above the shipyard. Already the Filth Illinois regiment. Colonel Culver commanding, has arriv? ed and piteiied tents. This regiment reached the city yesterday morning from Chickamaugu Park, coming over the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad. More troops will arrive today. It is likely that General Wade's troops will be in Newport News several waaks. PROVOST G CARD OCT. The provost guard patrolled the streets all inghl last night, gathering up the ??drunks" and the soldi, rs who had "run the lines" and taking them back tei ('amp Grant. Since Hie men were paid oil" there lias been considerable drunkenness among the soldiers and the guards are kept busy day and night making ar? rests. Not since the Ninth Massachu? setts regiment embarked from this city has th.-re been so much disorder among the- troops as there was last night. Hun? dreds of .n had .-scaped from camp and they Hocked to all parts of the city, going into saloons, houses of ill fame and dives. The- guards even scoured Rloodfield for men who were without passes. A temporary guard house was established on the elevator lot at the corner of Washington avenue and Twenty-eighth street. Here the men arrested by the guards were plac? ed and sen; to camp in sounds. Some of the soluiers were very disorderly, and in one instance tie- officer of the guard was.polled p. order his men to tie and gag a "boozy" fellow, who cursed everybody from the lieutenant in charge down. Considerable excite? ment was created about 1 o'clock at the corner of Washington avenue and Twenty-eighth street when one of the soldiers under arrest made Iiis escape. A guard followed him, calling to him to halt, but the man did not heed the command. The guard. threw his gun to his shouleier and fired into the air. but it diel not terrify the tleeipg blue coat, im.- man was slightly jabbed in tile side Oy a guard, who shoved his bayonet at him. Tills man was unruly. DRESS PARADE. The six companies of the First Ken? tucky regiment, w hieb are encamped on the Casino grounds, held a dress parade yesterday evening al it o'clock. W. s avenue w as lined w iih ;.pie w ho turn? ed out to sc- the parade. .Major Gray was in command. GEN ERA 1. G RA NT SERENA DED. Tile First Kentucky's band serenaded General Fred D. Cram at the War? wick llot.-l las: night. The band began the serenade with "Dixie" and Hie crowd cheered lustilv. W I Li. 'Iii 11 ( IM K Ni >\V. Private Steadman. of Company K. First Kentucky, uln. was discharged from service several days ago on ac? count of his youthful age and thrown upon the mercy of the city ollicials. this morning receive,! notice from the Ches? apeake Ohio railroad that transpor? tation to his home in Kentucky bad been provided for and that he could leave when it suited his pleasure SOLDIER LOSES HIS MIND. Privat,- Howard. Company D, Third Kentucky Infantry, is Hie only man missing from that regiment and ac? cording p. information received bv the Daily Piyiis il,is unfortunate young man is now wandering ah in in the woods between here and Richmond in a denn med condition of mind. Howard 1<-U his gun and clothe-; in camp and disappeared July :fl. e'iiy Sergeant Milstead saw him in the coun? ty several days ago and asked him where he was going. The soldier re? plied thai his ci.ipany ivas in Rich? mond and that he was going to join it. P( (LICE COURT. Justice J. D. <;. Brown disposed of the following eases in the Police Court yesterday morning: Albert Jones. disorderly conduct: warrant withdraw-!! on payment of costs. $1.50. Mike Galentine. disorderly conduct: fined $5 and costs. Reel Beaver, interfering with an offi? cer: lined $10 and c -sis. Charles O'Keap. drunk: lined $2 and costs. Mary Sue Hundley, drunk; lined ??-' and costs. Cora Lambert, larceny: dismissed. Jennie Petlit'ord. who keeps Hi.- hmi?? in which Cora Lainberl is alleged I i have stolen $r, from a soldier, was or? dered to leave town by .Monday morn? ing. DEEDS RECORDED. The following deeds of bargain and sale have been .admitted to record in the clerk's office of the Corporation Court: Old Dominion Land Company to ,T. C. Cannelly: consideration. Old Dominion Laud Company to J. C. Connelly et als: consider:!tion, $2?0. M. B. Jones ,-t ux to J. C. Connelly; consideration, $12",. J. c. Connelly el ux to T. A. Lam? bert et als. I ruslees;eonsiele-ralion $1.00.1. W. Leo Powell to Emaline Rooks: consideration, $125. li. <;. Itiekrord to Security Trust Company. trustees: consideration, $:l.2M>. f:. o. Biekford et ux to'William C. Stuart, trustee: consideration. $1.?r.0. R. M. Lett trustee, to A. C. Harrison consideration, $140. Central Land Company to IV. Lee Powell; consideration. $120. P. St. George Wilcox to E. W. Mil stead; consideration, $80. How So Ivccp Cool. Visit our Soda Fountain frevpienlly. where you get the nicest iced drinks made. Plenty of chairs and tables assigned fof the comfort of our lady customers Swiss Frappe is delicious, and our Orange Phosphates cannot be improved on. FRED r - T EN & CO. COLONEL HENRICKSEN IIERE. j Congressman From Illinois Rays a Visit to His Son at Camp Grant. Colonel VV. H. Hendrickson, a member >C Congress Crom the state of Illinois, irrlved in the city yesterday morning to visit bis son. Sergeant Henrlcksen, -jf company 1, Fifth Illinois regiment. Colonel Ilenrlcksen traveled over'J.500 miles to sec bis son. He left his home in Jacksonville, 111., tor Washington to protest against the detention of the Fifth Illinois regiment at Chlckamauga Park, as this was the first regimen: mustered into the service of the vol? unteer army, and Congressman Hen ricksen thought it should be ordered to the front. After holding an interview with Secretary Alger. in which the latter promised to order Colonel Cul? ver's command to Newport News by the last of the week. Colonel Hcnrlck? sen took the train for Chlckamauga Park, arriving two hours after the Fifth hail started for this city. The next train leaving Chattanooga was boarded by the Congressman und he reached the city yesterday morning and went immediately to Camp Grant. During his stay In the city Colonel Henrlcksen is the guest of Colonel .lanes Hamilton Lewis, at Hotel-War? wick. Colonel l lenricksen is one of the best known Democratic politicians, in Hie West, and ii is generally concede'd that he will brad the state ticket In Illinois this fall for governor. Like Colonel Lewis, he is a pronounced sil? ver man. / To a reporter for the Dally Press who saw him at the hotel last night Colonel llenricksen said the chances for Dem? ocratic success in his state this fall ,vcre encouraging. He thought bis party would elect twelve old of the twenty-two Congressmen, while the state ticket would poll a large major? ity. The war. he said, was popular with Hie people of Illinois, and while It had been successfully conducted by the Re? public administration, the people gave the Democrats credit for avenging the sinking of the battleship Maine, it he? ilig the- general opinion that had the matter been left 10 the Beupblicans they would have accepted an apology from Spain. Colon.-l llenricksen Is interested In the coming launching or the Battleship Illinois now on the ways at the ship? yard, which will take place about the middle .d' next month, and when be return:; home will begin making prepar? ations for the event. Hundreds of people from Illinois'will come to New? port NVws to see the ship plunge into tie- pliieid waters of ihe historic James. FOB SOLDIERS' DENEFIT. Elks WH.l Mold a Social Session in Johnson's Opera House. Newport News Lodge. No. Hin. B. P. ? i. Elks, will hold a social session in Johnson's Opera House Monday night for the benefit of Elks who are with The session will be one of the most enjoyable ever held In the city. The regimental bauds from Camp Grant will be present to discourse music. There will be toasts, recitations, vocal and instrumental solos. i:uii:r-. Mr. John T. doss is the guest of Mr Samuel Hawley. Miss Jennie Slahiinan. of Lynchburg, is visiting .Mrs. R. K. Browers. . Mrs. W. II. Carter, of the West End, j 'S vislttngr frienlls"Ih"?"Henry" county."' Mr. ,L B. Jennings and family are sojourning at White Sulphur Springs. .Mrs. Pn neonat, wife of Lieutenant I Pancoast, of Lattery A, is ai Hie War? wick. Miss Daisy Humphrey, of Norfolk, is visiting Mis. Thompson, on Lafayette Mr s Pauline Stephensnn. or Hemden. Vie is ihe guest of Mr. and M rs. Frank Albright. Mi: - II. Hi.- Tl.ipson has returned hi the oily after a visit to relatives near Manch, ?er; The foiled Siai.-s c,.liier Southery has an i\. .1 in Hamilton lion,Is from Santiago de < 'uba. . Miss Nettie Fairfax, of Wilmington, :?. C. Is U,,. ;;UeS! of her aunt. Mrs. Mr. run ' Hawkins, company clerk. Company G, First Kentucky Infantry. | is one among Hie number of cxperi enc, .1 m-wspapcr men in tile city with General Grant's brigade. A. :i ..'clock Monday morning, ground w ill he broken lor the new system of Sewerage to I.,- pin in by M. H?nau and Son for I he city. The w ork w ill start ., i the new pier building tor the old Dominion Land Company, under which the main will run. Phil firown (colored) has purchased Mr. John Helen's line residence at Kings .Mill for $:'..00ll. Drown will make a summer resort for colored people out of his purchase, and will run excursions from Newport News and Hamilton to Kings Mill. A company of colored soldiers passed through the city Thursday afternoon from .Norfolk, via the Chesapeake and Ohio railway for Camp Corbin. This was the National Guard, captain E. W. Gould, mil'men and three commissioned officers, which was recently mustered into the volunteer service of the rai? led Stales. SCHOOL HOARD IN SESSION. The Hoard of School Trustees met In regular session Thursday night with a full attendance. This was the time stipulated fur the East End and colored school contrac? tors to furnish bond, fiiit the necessary papers had not arrived, and the board decided to extend the time until Mon lience.oii the coming Monday.the con? tractors. Messrs. K. It. Brown and Al? exander Farmer.will be rei|tiired to pro? duce l.1 and commence work on the new buildings. The contract date of ?completion will be four mouths rrorri that day. JEFFRIES INJ ('RES HIS ARM. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK, Aug. 5.?Jim Jeffries, j the much heralded heavy weight pugi? list from California, was to have fought Hob Armstrong and Steve O'Donneil for ten rounds each before the Lenox Athletic club tonight, but he was only able carry out half of his proposed tax. He met Armstrong und defeated him. but in doing so he shattered bis left arm and was unable to meet O'Donneil. This was an unforunnta thing, both for Jeffries and the club, as the former felt perfectly confident of defeating both men and the managers of ihe club were sorry lo he compelled to disappoint their patrons. Many shrewd judges of boxers were, satisfied that Jeffries is n promising and coining pugilist, and they hope that Ihe injury to his arm will not be se? rious. Nlnrogu Falls ami Jtulurn Witt The next personally conducted tour to Niagara Falls. Buffalo, Rochester and Walking Glon, will leave Norfolk Wednesday, August 10th, via Washing? ton and Baltimore steamers, Baltimore & Ohio (Royal Blue Line) and Lehigb Valley route. Fare for the round trip, $13.00. Tickets limited to eleven days, inclusive from date of sale. For tlck eis and further information apply to ARTHUR G. LEWIS. ' S. P. A. Baltim-? & Ohio R .R. auB-4-6t Norfolk, Va. NEWPORT NEW OYS WHO FIGHT FIRE Many Companies Will Attend the Convention. GETTING READY FORTHEM Arruugeo.Ih Nuking tar Ilm Knt? rlnln uiuut uf the Vlalllut; Fircmt-ll. FIukh fur I.iu>?rly Couiimuy. AlllHl llUVti 81,not). Preparations are being made by the Citizen's Executive Committee for tho annual meeting of the Virginia State Firemen's Association, which will be held in this city next month. It will require at least $l.r,00 to enter? tain the fire laddies, and this money must be raised in a short time. The finance committee lias buckled down to Work and it is thought that no difficulty will be experienced in raising the funds. It is proposed to give the ' visiting firemen a royal good time. The city will be dressed in Old Glory. There will be displays of tire works and the con? vention -will wind up with a banquet. When the Association meets here the Libertv Fire Company will have two silk tlags. One will float from a staff on the department building on Lafay? ette avenue and the other will be car? ried by the company on the parade. The ladies who have the matter in charge are working assiduously to raise the money for the flags. One of the tlags arrived from Philadelphia yes? terday. In addition to Liberty Fire Campany and Warwick Hose Company, both of this city, thirty-four volunteer lire companies, members of the Virginia State Association, will be represented >it the twelfth annual convention to be held in this city September 2S. 2!? and 30. The committee on invitation, consist? ing of Mayor A. A. Moss and Mesars. Hirshberg, Benson and Rowbottom. the three members of the board of lire commissioners, who have been busy for the past few days sending out invitations to the companies in the state organization and also to the honorary members and spe? cially invited guests. To all of tile companies accepting the invitation to be present blank cir? culars were sent in order that the pro? gram for the three days of the conven? tion can be made out as quickly as possible. There will be four contests?steam fire engine contest: hose race, open to the world: hose race, open to Virginia, and a prize drill. Entries for the contest close at mftl night Tuesday. September 27. The amounts of the prizes have not yet been determined owing to the absence of a report from the citizens' executive committee as to the amount of money that will be available for this purpose. This committee will meet Monday night, and it is expected that it will make a satisfactory report at that time:---?... ? The following volunteer fire engine companies in Virginia have accepted the invitations sent out, and signified their intention of being represented at the convention: Charlottesville Fire Department. Friendship Fire Company, No. 1,Win? chester. ^ Friendship Fire ' Company, No. 3, Boanoke. Chambers Steam Fire Company No. 2. Portsmouth. Bedford City Fire Department. Staunton Fire Department. Danville Fire Department. Hampton Fire Engine Company. No. 1. Phoenix Fire Company, Suffolk. Hope Fire Company No. 1. Berkley. Junior Hose Company No. 2, Boan? oke. Waynesboro Fire Department. I lose companies Nos. 1. :: and 4, llar risonburg. Harrisonburg Hook ami Ladder Com? pany. No. 1. Lexington Fire Department. Annex Hose Company No. 1, Nor? folk. Independent Fire Engine Company, No. l. Portsmouth. Phoebus Fire Department. Steamer Company No. 1. Richmond Fire Department. Norfolk Fire Department. Central Hose Company No. 2, Harri? sonburg. Sears Hill Hose Company No. 2. Staunt,m. Clifton Forge Fire Department. Iron Cross Fire Company No. 1. Basic City. - Hamilton Hook and Ladder Company. Alert Hose Company No. 2. Boan? oke. Buena Vista Fire Department, citizens Fire Department, Pocahon tas. Belief Fire .Department. Front Royal. Union Steam Fire Engine Company. No. 2. Winchester. Sarah Zane Steam Fire Engine Com? pany. No. 1, Winchester. Rouss Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1, Winchester. Fredericksburg Fire Department. Manchester Fire Department. TROOPS AT JACKSONVILLE. The Paymaster Makes Several of the Regiments Happy by Paying off. (By Telegraph.) JACKSONVILLE. FLA.. Aug. 5.? The Second Alabama regiment arrived here today from Miami and went into camp along with the Louisiana regi? ment in the eastern part of Hie city. The Second Alabama boys, tired and dusty were pleased to tlnd a faucet of pure artesian water at the end of each company street ready for use. and bath houses wiih shower sprays erected for use. The camp is located on high san? dy soil in a grove of- pine trees, and could rot be more favorable for health. Lieutenant Sartoris, of General Lee's staff is slightly ill with malarial fever and will probably be given a ten days leave < f absence. He is a grandson of General Grant. The first brigade of the second divis? ion held a very interesting review this afternoon, the ceremony being witness? ed by many people. Private B. Hart, of company G. First Wisconsin, died this morning of typhoid fever, after a short illness. The body will be sent tomorrow to his home in Wisconsin. Major Russell B. Harrison, of Gene? ral Lee's staff, who has been appointed provost marshal for the seventh army corps ossumed the duties of his positon today. The paymasters are at work at the camp, and made several regiments hap? py today. It will take about $4on,0ii0 to pay off the troops here. IMAGINATIVE FACULTY. (Boston Transcript.) Tatler?Hacktnan writes well enough, but there is no imagination in the man. Teller?No? Perhaps you are not aware that he writes all those- winter sketches of his In midsummer. JOE WUEELERS REPORT. Iii- Describes iiio Part Iiis Forces Took, i IJy Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, August The fol? lowing report of Major General Joseph Wheeler, ou the op, rations before San? tiago do Cuba, have become available: Santiago do Cuba. July 7, IS'.'S. To Adjutant General. Fifth Army Corps: Sir?After the engagement or June 21th 1 pushed forward my com? mand through the valley, Luwton and Kent's commands occupying the hills in the vicinity of that place. Aller two days' rest Law tun was ordered forward and cm the night of the '30th instruc? tions were given by .Major Genera! Shafier lo this oflieer to attack Caney. while the cavalry division and Kent's division were ordered to move forward on the regular Santiago road. The movement commenced on the morning of July 1st. The cavalry division ad? vanced and formed its line with its lert near the Santiag.?"foad, -.while Kent's division formed its line iwith the right j fining Ihe left of the .cavalry dlvis Colonel McCl?-land, of General Shatt? er's staff, directed me io give instruc? tions to General Kent which f complied with in person, at the same time per? sonally directing Generai Summer*to move forward. The men were all com? pel!,-,! to wade the San Juan river to. get into line. Tills was i dvmo under very heavy lire of both 'infantry and artillery. Our balloon having been sem upright by the main road was made a mark by the enemy. II. was evident thai w.- were as much under lire In forming the line as we would be by an advance and I therefore pressed the command forward from tin.' covering from which it formed. It merged into open si .'. in ful view of Ihe, enemy. who occupied breast works and batteries on ihe crest of the hill which overlooks Santiago, officers and men falling at every step. The troops advanced gal? lantly, soon reached the fdot of the hill and ascended, driving the enemy from ili.-ir works anil occupying them on the crest of the hill. To accomplish this required courage and determination on the par: of the officers and men of a high oder and the losses were very se? vere. Too much credit cannot lie given to General Summer and General Kent and their gallanl brigade commanders. Colonel Wood and Colonel Carrol, of ihe cavalry. General Hamilton S. Haw? kins, commanding First Brigade. Kent's division, and Cokinel Pearson. commanding S.md Brigade. Colonel Carrol and Major W.-sseU were both wounded during the charge, hut Major Wessel! was eriabh d to return and re sum.Ionian,1. General Wyckoff. commanding Kent's Third Brigade. wa> kille.l at 12:10. Lieutenant Colonel Worth look command and was wound? ed in 12:25. Lieutenant Colonel Liscm then look command and was wounded at 12:30. and the command then devolv? ed upon Lieutenant Colonel Ewers. Ninth infantry. 1 |.on reaching the crest I ordered breastworks to be constructed and sent lo the rear for shov.-Is. tricks, spades and axes. The enemy's retreat from the ridge was precipitate,'hilt our men were so thoroughly exhausted; that it was impossible for them- to follow. Their shoes were.soaked !*it?,watex,.,l>x. 'wading the Sail Juan i'i\or,' they had become drenched With rain and when they reached the crest they were abso? lutely unable to proceed further. Not? withstanding this condition, these' ex? hausted men labored during the night to eiect breastworks, furnish details to bury the dead and eawy the wounded buck into Improvised litters. I sent wor.l alone. Ihe line that reinforcements would soon reach us and tha? Law ton would join our right and General Bales would e ?nie up and strengthen our left , Afler r -aching Hie crest of the ridge General Shafier sein lie- Thirteenth regulars to assist in strengthening our right. At midnight General Bates re? ported and I placed him in a strong po sition on the left of our line. General Law ton had attempted to join us from Caney. but when very near 'our linos he was fired upon by the Spaniards and tinned back, but joined us le xt tlnv at noon by a circutous route. Inning all til- day oil July-2nd, Ihe- eavalrv division. Kent's division and Gutes' brigade were engaged with the enemy, being subjected to a tierce lire and incurring many casualties and and later in ihe day Lawton's division also became engaged. During the en? tire engagement my staff performed their duties with courage. judgment and ability. Special credit is due to Lieutenant colonel J. II. D?rst. Major William 1>. Bench, Captain Joseph E. Dickman and Lieutenant M. F. Sfeele. I desire also to sav that Lieutenants .1. H. Beeves and Joseph Wheeler. Jr.. Captain Astor ('hauler. Major B. A. Cni-lington. Mr. Aurelius Mestre .and Corporal John Lanemark, also deserve high commendation lor courage and Sued conduct. Major West, my quar? termaster, deserves special commenda? tion for his energy and good conduct during the campaign, and Major Valery Harvard and Mr. Leonard Wilson have als,, done their full duty. The superb courage displayed by these officers and men will be specially mentioned in the reports of subordinate commanders." NO DECISION YF.Tr Spanish Cabinet Still Dallying Over the Terms. MADRID. Aug. ;..?10 P. M.?At the cabinet council ibis evening Sonor 8a gasta recounted io his colleagues what hail been said in the conference with the various political leaders earlier in the day. No decision was taken . The council also considered an official dispatch from Santiago. signed by General Tora!, saving that owing to the smallness of the camp?which the Americans had conceded, the absence of tents and improper food the number of Spanish sick had increased to 10.009. Hie death rate being from twelve to fourteen daily. The dispatch said also linn the beds now were altogether in? sufficient for so large a number of sick soldi.-rs and that their transportation home ought to commence immediately. GenejfHl Tora! informs the govern? ment that Ihe wound of General LL nares had not developed any compli? cations, but was causing him great pain. MARIA TERESA FLOATED. Spanish Cruistr Io Com.- io Hampton l.'oads Cnder I Tor own Steam. NORFOLK. Atignsl .'..--The Merrltt Wrecking Company have received ad? vices from Santiago thai makes it cer? tain that the Infanla Maria Teresa Is now floated and found to be in fairly good condition as t . her machinery and boilers. She will shortly start for Nor? folk under her own steam. Anotbe> expedition on the wrecking steamer Chapman will be sent south next Monday or Tuesday, carrying four immense pontoons, especially intended for the raising of the Cristobal Colon. PEOPLE MISS HIM. I Indianapolis News.) And what is Blanco doing these days? It is too had he has not access I,, a cable to Madrid. His dispatches were always a bright feature of the war. T, AU( its IC, 1898 PAIN STILL SILENT Has Made No Reply to Our Demands. PROBABLY COME MONDAY While There Is Utile llnuln TImt Hut Units Will Ari-t-pl, They May lie Forec.l l<> JlnUr ?trau.I St ami I'lays to Satisfy thv I'tnpln. WASHINGTON. Aug. 5.?When the j President closed his olliciiil work to ilay lie had not r.ivp? tho reply of Spain nor any intimation as to how soon the reply might be expected. Tin- French ambassador had not 1.n hoard i'rom tbrotigboul the day. and he. as well as our govern.nt officials. was waiting for Spain to give the dual response. Two days have now passed with.ml a word officially from Spain, either in way of inquiry or response, -from ihis it is clear that the Spanish cab? ined realizes the lime for argument, counter proposals or modification has gone by, and that i here is only one1 simple issue to lie met. namely, whether ihe American terms will be accepted as a w hop, or rejected. There is, indeed, reason to believe thai ihe Spanish government has I.n directly advised that the state id" nego? tiations is passet! and thai only ihe matter of an answer favorable or un? fa veirable. remains. That : he answ er has not come quick? ly is no matter of surprise to ihe offi? cials here for they realize the tre? mendous responsibility which Premier Sagasla must assume in making these' peace terms sufficiently palatable to he Spanish populace ami the political leaders to permit its acceptance with i.?iiI an international convulsion. In bis conferences with the President and Secretary Day. the French ambas? sador has brought out clearly the -IT. task before Sagasla. It seems to he the gereral view here that if the premier and his ministry were untram meled at.oeptanee would come al once, am! that the preliminary peace arrangement would lie now closed. Hut ill preparing the Spanish public and in guarding againsl political agitations hereafter bv public men of other par? lies, the .Madrid oilieials are taking time for niissiemary work not only among themselves, but among all polit? ical and social elements. The best informed persons here tlx next Monday as ihe fune when the United States government is likely to receive Spain's final answer, but this is simply conjectural lor there is not the slightest means of knowing the tenden? cies al Madrid. it might come tomorrow, but in tae . vent of its coming late in tile day or on Sunday the response would not be com? municated to the' government until Monilay. There* is the same confident belief among officials that . there, has bocTr froni-the nisi tfial'-Spiitii'sc 'TOT swer will be a reluctant but not the less conclusive aceptance; At the same, time it was suggested teieiay in some quarters that there was a possibility the disclosures made by the American general at Santiago concerning the serious condition of our roops might be a straw al which the Spanish cabinet would grasp. This is quite doubtful, however, as there is a question whether the statement of the American general ever got outside the monlers of the United Stales owing to tin- strii i censorship imposed last night. Moreover. iiJJ,..r ihe evidence reaching tie- o?i. ials here indicates thai Spain is weary with the eonlllel and is ?. tim ed beyond ihe slightest question of the hopelessness of further opposition. The; day would have 1.n remarkably dull al the War Department, consider? ing ihe existent.f a state of war had it not been for Hie publication in the] newspapers of the ''round robin" sign- ! ed by the military commanders at San? tiago and Hie short bin sharp corres? pondence between Colonel Roosevelt and Secretary Alger. These afforded food for milch discussion among all class.- of officials, and the belief was genera! thai there are further interest? ing chapters in the correspondence, provided it is deemed harmless to ihe best interests of the army to allow fur? ther publications. In preiof of the allegation that the War Department had bestirred itself to stice'or tlie unfortunate army in Santia? go before ihe united protest was made, the following statement is given out by the Secretary of War regarding the shipment of troops north from Sanlia "l'ntil quin- r.-ceiilly it was opposed that yellow fever was epidemic in San? tiago, and that it was no! believed that it would be safe lo sctul ship loads north of men largely Infected with yellow fever. Tin- disease, it was be? lieved, would spread rapidly on ship board ami resuli in the death and burial of many at sea. ?im the 2Sth ultimo, the Secretary of War telegraphed lo General Shafter that as soon as the fever subsided tie men of his command would be moved north to a camp which bad been se? lected for i: on Montauk Point. On the :S0th of July. General Shafter tele? graphed: 'Made known Secretary of War's telegram that troops would be moved as soon as fever subsided find it had a very gooti effect on the men.' ??Wh'-n. however, the true condition was made known, an order was isstfed lo General Shatter to move his com? mand north as rapidly as possible, and all ships in the quartermaster's service possible to get lo Santiago, w.-i-e s.-nl there, and the great liners St. Paul an 1 Si. 1.oiiis were also ordered there. AM this teas done before tin.mmunica tion signed by General Shafter ami bis generals was received, ami be? fore Colonel Roosevelt's letter svas pub? lished. "liver ir.0 surgeons are at Santiago ami 171! immune nurses have been sen! Ih.-re beside I lie usual hospital cups Ilia; always attends such an army. There have been less death ill Santia? go by yellow fever than by typhiod in anv camp of the same size in the Uni? ted States." Two messages were received today by ? be War Department from Ponce, the firs; announcing Ihe death of a brilliant young army officer and the second from General Miles touching on the trouble in the Sixth Massachusetts, which was the subject nf military inquiry of Sec? retary Alger yesterday. As near as can be gathered the offi? cers of the Sixth declined to submit to an examination, which was prescribed by ihe brigade officers, the proper au? thority, and. upon the instant.f the latter, they sought to resign their com? mission. Genera! Miles himself is dealing with the case and if he should decide to al? low these officers to resign tu- discharge iliein I'rom the service of the [Inited States, and ihe latter is possible, the governor or Massachusetts would be called upon to appoint their succes? sors. It can be said that up to this time the officials are thoroughly satisfied PRICJ with General Miles" conduct oC the Por? to Bican campaign, and they do no: hesitate to admit that the events that have occurred since his landing al Gunnica fully justify the arbitrary change made by him in the carefully laid plans id' the department for the conduct of the campaign. HUSTLE AT SANTIAGO. Hurry-Up Orders to Send the Army North, i By Telegraph.) SANTIAGO. August 4. -4 P. M.?(De? layed in transmission.) ? Prom the mo? ment Secretary Alger's cable message was received this morning, ordering the instant removal of the tinny north, ev? erything has bteti bustle and activity at headquarters. The transports here, six in number, have been ordered tu discharge their cargoes and get ready without loss of time to take on board the t'n-.-t shipment for home. Other transports are expected here shortly. Embarkation will begin tomorrow and ii is expected thai eighteen transports will soon l>c conveying one soldiers lee k to the United Slates. These ves? sel.- uill carry from twelve lo fifteen thousand men. General Shaffer's orders tor the movement of his command provide the following telegram: The embarkation of the Third and Sixth regular cavalry and the First regular cavalry and Ihe First volunteer cavalry (Bough Bidets) win bi embarked. These regiments have been ordered to be ready to go on board ship the day after tomorrow. For the present the Ninth and Tenth cav? alry will remain in camp. Only ihe privat, biases of the olllcers will be taken. Tin- oilier horses will be turned ?ver lo General Wood, who will desig? nate an olilcer to receive them. G.ral Wood remains here as mili? tary governor. All ihe tents will be left standing and all Ihe extra worn clothing and bed? ding, which may possibly be infected, will be destroyed. The First Brigade of General Law tou's division, under General Chaffee, will go next. All the men able to ride will be put on ponies and taken to the wharf. The others will be conveyed there in wag? ons. All li e men who are suffering from yellow fever or Infectious diseases will he h it here. Every precaution will he taken lo provide for the safe and healthy arrival of the men north. The volunteer regiments will be next shipped in ihe following order: Firs: Illinois. First District of Columbia. Sev.-niy-iiist New York. Ninth Massa? chusetts. Second Massachusetts. Eighth Illinois. Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Michigan. All th.se regiments have been order? ed to hold themselves in readiness to g.. on hoard the transports the day af? ter torn .rt'ow or as soon as possible. All the transports will first he exam? ined liy a medical board and any suspi? cious cases will be left In the hospital. No tenting or surplus baggage will be taken back to the United States. Captain MeKittrick and Dr. Goodfel low. of General Shatter's staff, left here this afternoon by the Berlin for New Orleans. -^4K9N^I^JONS-^ Santa Cruz is Reported to Be De. serled. (By Telegraph.) SANTIAGO DE CUBA, August 4.-4 1'. M.?i.Delayed in transmission.)?The warships Massachusetts and Dixie ar? rived ai Gu.'intanaiiio nay last nigh; ami immediately started coaling. Com man.I.r Tood. of Ihe Wilmington, re? ports ihat the conditions at Manzanilo. as I ear led from General Blon. are as follows: Th. re arc about 2.000 regulars. 1.000 chile.-,s ami fiOO bombardei'os, or lire men lie re. They appear lo be well sup pli. ,1 villi cattle anil provisions, but ai.- believed lo he short of u i il i on Ii i t i on. k.e. u! events in that vicinity have dis? heartened them, and ii is bflievcd that the ap| enrance ,>f an American force, ev .-n of idy :t.M00 men. would result In the rii) iiulation of the plae,. So far as forts'are concerned, they amount 10 little or nothing, beyond some field pie. es temporarily placed in position and belonging to Ihe army. Cut 11 l> said Ih re nr. about twenty field guns in this vicinity. The i.ist expedition to Manzanill'o look Ihe Spaniards there completely by surprise and they thought an American force was landing, south of Ihe town near Niquero. A squadron bulletin says lie- Spanish forces generally from Manzanillo in Trinidad are evidently In a very demor? alized condition. Santa Cruz, the post on tie- south coast of ihe province of Puerto Prince, is reported to b, deserted. There is no shipping there. TROOPS DISEM BABKING. Soldiers Wir, Sailed from 11.-re Landed in Porto Rico. (Bv Telegraph.) PONCE. PORTO RICO. Friday Morn ing. August r,, via St. Thomas. D. W. 1.. August "..-Major General Miles is pro? ceeding entirely without regard lo peace negotiations. Krag-Jorgensen's are being issued. The Second and Third Wisconsin are moving up to the Sixteenth Pennsylvania today. Colonel Hilling has captured ."..mm pounds of rice. Thus far the enemy has not mo? lested him. The Morgan Troop of the Fifth cav? alry and the Mississippi commissaries have arrived here. Lieutenant Hunter, of the artillery, was slightly wounded by one of our pickets last night. Captain Edgar Iltt gart. who died of typhoid fever, has been buried with military honors. TAT.K OF DISTRESS. ( By Tel. graph.) HALIFAX. N. S.. August 5.?The schooner Cambridge arrived here today and brings a lab- of terrible suffering on the New Foundland and Labrador casts. The party was an a prospeetb g expedition and included Dr. Morris, whos,. services were required at Lewis inlel night and day to give relief to persons sick and dying from starvation Large quantities of provisions were distributed from the vessel. The samp condition of affairs exists all along ihr coast. There arc Hint) persons similarly situated and inline.Hate relief is nec? essary. The failure of the fisheries will tend to further increase the suffering. FOR GOVERNOR OF TEXAS. (By Telegraph.) GAI.VESTON, August 5.?The Demo? cratic State Convention yesterday nom? inated Congressman Joseph D. Sayers fir governor by acclamation and M. M. Brooks for judge of ihe criminal court of appeals. GENIORAL SHAFTER'S REPORT. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Aug. 5.?General Shaft.T send the following sanitary re? port for August 3: Total sick. 3.77S: total fever, 2,GO?; new cases of fevei. ?14!l: cases of fever returned to duty. 585; deaths, 9. f f vLARGEST f V CIRCULATION^ lt* single copy. two cents Pj one week, ten cents. Gen. Miles Takes Posses? sion of Eastern Porto Rico. BLOODLESS VICTOR I ES Hut Itehlml ?he Urlm Klient Walla or San tluau C.urtcK tlie Determination to PlKht* American* Transports Mlsa the ttemlezvou*. (Copyright, ISiiS, by Associated Press.) ON BOARD THK ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH BOAT OFF SAN JUAN DE PORTO RICO, AUG. 4. VIA ST. THOMAS, D. W. L. Aug. 5.?The Americans have taken peaceful posses? sion of the eastern portion of the island. Small parties of marines have been landed who have lighted lamns In the light house at Cape Sun Juan and oth? er light bouses along the coast. They met with no resistance. Indeed, at Cape San Juan deputations of citizens came out lo meet them. The warships now In this vicinity are the Montgomery, the Annapolis, the Puritan and the Amphitrlte. The two former are looking for the transports with troops, which left the United Slates and have scattered all about the island. The Annapolis rounded up Ihe Whitney, the Florida and the Ral? eigh yesterday and they are now at Cai^e San Juan. There seems to have been a serious mistake as to the rendezvous, for no two ships go to the same place, and it **ill take several days to locate them and get them to Ponce where-General Miles is waiting. Ott' San Juan, the cruiser New Or? leans alone maintains the blockade. The city is grim and silent, but back of her yellow walls there will be plenty of determination and ttght when the Americans open fire. Captain General Mncias has issued a proclamation In the course of which reads: "Spain has not sued for peace and I can drive oft the American boats now as I did Sampson's attempt before." The daughter of the cap tan 1 general ia helping to drill the gunners in the forts. Altogether there are 9.500 Span? ish regulars in the city. The troops of the en my, who are retreating from Ponce and the other twons on the north coast occupied by the Americans have not yet arrived. The German steamer Polynesia, with a cargo of rum. canned meats and to? bacco, tried to run the blockade this morning, was stopped by the New Or? leans. SEATOR BACON'S PROTEST. Me Objects to the Sending of So-Called Immunes to Santiago. (By Telegraph.) MACON. GA.. Aug. 5.?Senator Bacon today sent a.long telegram to the War. Departmentprotesting, against ..th movement' of Colonel Ray's Third' reg' itnent, U. S. V., to Santiago de Cuba. Following was the telegram: Miicon, Ga., Aug. 5,?Hon. Russell A. Alger. Secretary of War, Washington: It Is distinctly understood through? out the whole country that the ThirJ regiment, U. S. V., although called "Im? munes" are no more Immune from yel? low fever than any other volunteer regiment, it is composed almost exclu cluslvely of Georgians, nearly of whom are very young men and many of them miners. When enlisted, the government subjected them to a rigid physical ex? amination, bin no proof was demanded or desired as to their Immunity from yellow fever. It is not even pretended that a man in the regiment has ever had yellow fever. To send these young men and boys to Santiago at this time with no enemy to tight is to expose them to the same deathly peril from yellow fever as is now said to confront those who, having reaped the honors, are now demanding io be sent to a northern seaside. If more troops were now needed at Santiago, or if lighting wer to be done, the order for this regi? ment would be approved by all. but It ;s a wholly different matter to send them into a pestilence, that other sol? diers who are probably more immune than they, may re removed from dan? ger. a solemn sense of my duty to those young men. impels me therefore, most earnestly and urgently, that the order for their removal to Santiago be re? voked. I semi this without the knowl? edge of any otllcer or man in the regi? ment. (Signed.) A. O. BACON. United States Senator. Against this. Colonel Ray. who had been consulted, most vigorously protes? ted, saying it was an unwarranted in terferenci. the senator's part. He declared his regiment had not been or? ganized on an immune basis, and that ii was not a Georgia regiment at all. All the officers of the regiment signed a protest against any revocation of orders rind, as neither Senator Bacon nor Colonel Ray have received any Infor? mation to the contrary, the regiment will move tomorrow tnight to Savan? nah and sail from that city Sunday morning for Santiago. Savannah, ca.. Aug. 5.?The Third and Fifth regiments, United States vol? unteers, the so-called immune regi? ments and possibly one other, will leave Savannah Sunday or Monday on the transports Minnewaska, Leona and Rio Grande for Santiago. The trans? ports left New York Thursday, and one or more are expected to arrive here Saturday. The Third regiment, commanded by Colonel Patrick H. Ray. which has been in camp at Macon. Ga., will leave there Saturday night, arriving here the next morning. The Fifth regiment. at Columbus, Miss., is expected to arrive Sunday nlerht or Monday morning. Savannah furnished nearly a full company to the- Third regiment, and the men are ready and anxious to get into the field. There is no protest here against the regiment going to Santiago, and the belief is that the protest from Atlanta does not express the sentiment of the regiment as a whole. BOLD BANK ROBBERS. RICH LAND. MICH.. Aug. 5.-? One of the most daring and successful bank robberies ever perpetrated in Michigan was carried out lust night. According to witnesses, the gang was composed of six men. who came to town on a hand car. Four were placed on guard outside the Union Bank, which is a small wooden build? ing. Three charges of dynamite were exploded before the robbers got at the mon-,y and escaped. The bank is own? ed by N. S. Whitney and P. H. Gilkey. They say the loss is between $6,000 and $7.000. mostly farmers' deposits. Kxcurxloii to KlcliiuondSl. Sunday, August 7th. leaves Old Poin* at S A. M., Phoebus S:03. A. 35.. Hamp ton. S:0G and Newport News. 8:20. Re turn leaves Richmond at S P. M-. J. F. HERMAN.