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j Pres X a DISD8tGll6S.-1 VOL iii, no. 188. THE OBDAMII PORT Transport Arrives to Take Troops to Porto Rico. GENERAL GRANT TO LEAVE He Will Kial.aik With IIIh si?rr. Illln..I Regiment Sii|iernt'ilen the Tlilrtl Ivei.lueliy. Work ?,r Ihe I.udlc.m. Transport Nu. ::?. formerly the Hol? land-American liner Obdam whh-l plied between,Now York ami Rotter dam, arrived in p .rt yestei'day m .rnh j and tied up un the smith side ot" pie 5. where she ;s new taking ?? supplie: preparatory t.i sailing lor Port.. Iti'ei v\iih troops lo reinforce General Miles immediately after the Obdam's line were easi and she was to....red lo tie dock Captain King, the ouartermaste in charge of loading Cm; vessels wen aboard and began the work uf gettint the ship ready p. take ..n lb- supplie' for the troops. The steamer is nov loading her cargo and will probabU b. ready lo sail late Tuesday evening ., eai ly Wed ii. sday inoi ning. original plans .?!' embarkation. Tile 'third Kentucky regiment, Colo Smith r ,.landing, w 111 not p. the ie regiment t.. embark for furlo Iii These irojps have been superseded by | ib.- l-'ifth Illinois regiment. Colonel Culver, whieh will .ml.ark on the i dam. This d.i.-.; nut mean that i Third Kentucky will not go to Po Rico, mo- that it has been perinanenllv I detached from General Grant s brigade. | Theie are two leas ;.ns assigned making the change. Tie- tirsl and rn ist important is that eonsid. lable sickir prevails an,oi.g the men of the Third and the regiment is ..ally in enndi lion to embark. Many ... tit ? Kenlu k. soldiers are in the hospital sulYoriiii with mumps and measles. Included ii the sick list are ib.- filc-closeres uf tIt. companies and important iion-eotninis slotted otlie. is. The iii her reason is a persona! on* il Is a sentiment thai had its forinatioi in the last war. Colonel Culver, uf th Fifth lilliuois, served as a captain on der General f. S. Grant in the war be Uveen the stale,-, and ii was his desir to serve under the great Federal . hi.-f tain's sun. General Fred r>. Grain Yesterday Colonel Culver appealed I. General Gram !., make a place in hi brigade t'..r Ids regiment, but hau no ihe Third Kentucky regiment I.e. i handicapped un nceouiil of sicklies Colonel Culver's desire could not hav been gratified, for his command was at taehed to General Wade's division and | lie arrived hero Friday morning from Cliickamauga Park lo await orders to | embark at some future date. The change caused great disappointment among the Kentueklanf. - General Gram is anxious t.. get to| the front and in or.;. .?? to .1 . so ie . embark on Ihe Olukim willi Ins staff ha.-. I.ii estimated thai the iransi can cans !.::>?> men. hut il is thought lo il.e anil, r'uies here that she .-a.I carry over ??.?.. Ii is evid thai the ollioials who have been .? mating the number of men each ira poi t . an take have no prn.-tii a! huo edge of the mailer. In Ihe cage ?>'' Manitoba il was stated that so er could lake 1 .immi hoi St-s and Ilm s number of men hin when the shin loaded she hail on biurd -is-.i horses ?flifl men. and she was loaded to her capaciiv. Th.se faulty estimates h caused some delay in t'.in;- Hi" ex ilition started. In s. instance! als.. P. be changed. Il is not known when Hi - remaining six companies of the Fii-st Kentucky regiment or the Indiana ir..o|,s will get awav. bin they are expected to f some lime this w.. k. The transport Manitoba, with pro-, ions. Hat I. t ies A and c. Governor's : Sheridan's troops of cavalry on fowl has sailed. I..ADIF.S UTL I.All" SOLDIERS 11 seems that Hi.- ladies of Newport News cannot do too much for the \ uriteer soldiers in the city. Not only | have they furnished ice water for boys in blue, hut lhe> have pre pa delicacies for the sick, and often a p:i lug soldier has been called in by si good housewife and given a good "square" meal. Yesterday twenty-five prominent la dies of the city conceived Hie idea . converting the Casino into a hospital | for the .sick soldiers. The Casino . iciitcd by tin' city for lite us.- of Hi Huntington Rifles as an arrhory. Mayor I Moss is interest, d in the movement and f will lend his good offices toward fur? thering the project. Tomorrow i committee of ladies will call ?n Mr. I P.. Mamille, superintendent of the Oh Dominion Land Company, and request the use of the Casino. Il is the inten- | lion of the ladies, to furnish the built! ing with necessary cots and other a) tildes needed to make it conifortabl and they will wail on the soldiei j placed in their . are. furnishing Ihein | the delicacies they need. GREATEST BATTLE TO COME Pierce Fight to Take Place al the Cit; of San Juan. Porto Rico. Spain will offer battle once more t. the .American Army before the wa closes. All signs point to a fierce fight that j must occur before ie city of San Juan falls. Believing that Spain is prepar? ing to make a stubborn sianil at San Juan the War Department is making : every preparation to combat the enemy. At present it looks as if General .Miles | were leading a Fourth of July parade' Porto Rico. In all the small towns 1 has entered he has been received wilh | outstretched arms by the natives, and the Spaniards are making no resistant'. But before Cuba Is free and before Pol to Rico is ceded to the United Stall there must be waged Ihe fiercest bat? tle of the war. From a reliable source a reporter | for the Daily Press learned !asl night that the army officer* had been notified from Washington to make- every pre? paration for the attack on San Juan, and when General Grant leaves New? port News his troops will be well equip? ped. Spain is haggling over the terms | of peace for no other purpose than to give al least one inure battle lo Americans. Poor old Spain, she . not lay down her arms till she baa I fought one creditable battle, fur she is too proud. When she retrospects over the centuries when her army anil navy! might have ruled the world and com pares the past to the present she can? not quit this war till something has been done to suslain. In a small degree ': at least, her past glory. ^-ike a dying man gasping for the last' breath in order that lifo may be pro? longed a few seconds, Spain will make one morel stand t<i save bei' honor ami her people from humiliation. The W ar Department, it is under? stood, lias information that at least ?10.000 Spanish soldiers are in the city of San Juan waiting for the onslaugh of the Americans. The city Is better fortified than Havana. tiuns of the most modern pattern are mounted on the ramparts of the city's fortifications, and it is known that the Austrian gun? ners at Havana have been transferred to San Juan to man them. The reason that General .Miles lias not been at? tacked is that the small bodies of troops that garrisoned the provincial towns have withdrawn and gone into San Juan. DRUGGED AND ROBBED. i tang of Thievs Operating Among Soldiers and Sailors. The soldiers and sailors in this city have fallen prey to a gang of Ihiev,,.?. Scores of robberies have been reported to the police station, but as yet the po? licemen have been unable to apprehend any of the scoundrels who arc [licking the po.-kets of tile men in the army and i navy Not only have men been robbed, but they have been given "knock-out" I drops in whiskey. An instance of this I foul play came under tin- observation of the authorities yesterday morning I Private Slrnup. a member of the 160th I Indiana, regiment, was arrested in Bar Harbor by the provost guard. He seemed to be in a stupor, but the guard thought he was drunk and could he awakened and made to walk to camp. The guard started off with the private. Inn Wie n Washington Avenue Method? ist church was reached the soldier was seized with convulsions, and he was placed on the landing. Dr. B. B. Gary was summoned. II was apparent that the mau was in a precarious condition, bin with the free use of a stomach pump the effects of the poison were counteracted and the soldier was reviv? ed. As soon as he recovers Private Strop will lake the police to the place where he claims to have I.n drugged. He says he took but one drink of whiskey. A peculiar Sensal i.e; ca me over him and he found that lo- was fast losing control of his senses. The soldier's pocket in his coat had been cut out and his money stolen. Ever sim o the troops were paid off robberies have been reported. Soldiers who imbibed freely lay down on the lawn surrounding the Warwick Hotel, and there is where they were robbed. It is believed that fully 200 soldiers and sailors have been robbed in the last week, line jackey lost over $30 in cash, ile was asleep on a lot near the Warwick Hotel, and when he awoke he f..und the pocket in his jacket had heel! etlt otlt. POLICE C( >URT. Justice Rol,iiis,,,i disposed of the fol? low irg oases in the Police' Court yoster ?ioi i is I loom. Lorenzo Rhodes, Wil? liam Webster. Tom Bean, charged with drunkenness, were each lined and John Landrum, vagrancy: dismissed. William Shears, petty larceny; dis? missed. DrX. Wentwortb, defacing shade free:;: dismissed. A. 1!. Wilmink. charged wilh ob? structing the sidewalk: dismissed. Thomas Ford, drunk, lined. S'J and Mary Pettyford, Cornelius Harris, and I.!.i W hile, maintaining nuisance, each lined $!' and costs. Maria Dyson, felonious assault; Uf? te, n days in jail. 1-KMI iS RECORDED. The following deeds have been re? corded in the clerk's ofllce of the Cor? poration Court: 12. W. Davis and husband to W. J. Wims, trustee: consideration $200. 13. W. Davis and husband lo C. B. Nelms. trustee: consideration $112. Margaret 11. Brittiugham, et vir to Francis F. Causey, trustee; considera? tion ji.iiOO. 'Mil lioiniuion Band Company to A. I >. Oayle: consideration $-100. A. C. Oarrett. trustee, tu T. H. Cor? don el ux; release deed. MA V BE A SP 12A K EAST. John Brindley, Joseph Alberena and A. C. Atkinson were in the Police Court yesterday charged with selling whis? key to soldiers at their "shacks" on the river front near the Casino ravine. Colonel Castleman, of tin- First Ken? tucky hail the three men arrested, and I latei- ollieer Bobbins went to the house ! and found a jug and two bottles of whiskey in the house. The men de? nied the knowledge of the liquor, and testified that they did not place it there. Three soldiers testified that they paid Brindley for drinks. Another soldier testified thai he saw some whiskey in the house, but it was all taken there by the soldiers. The arrests were made at the request of Colonel Castleman. The cases were continued to get more evidence. CLAIMS AGAINST SPAIN. Large Number Filed With the State I vpart men t. WASHINGTON, Aug. Pi.?The an? nouncement that the i'niled States government will assume liability for the claims of the insurgents against the Spanish government on account of injuries and damages sustained in the Cuban insurrection has caused the fil? ing of a large number of claims with the Slate Department. Very many of .these are not based upon events occur? ring dining the last rebellion, but date ?jack for very many years and relate to excessive customs collections, dam? ages sustained through municipal mal? administration, alleged illegal confine? ment and such things. On the other hand there are now Spanish claims lo the amount of $8.000. iiiin against the United States that, in the r.veni of a joint claims commission be? ing authorized, would be proper off Acts to many Americans here. A large number of these claims are made by Spanish subjects on account rf property destroyed or appropriated by the Confederate troops during the civil war, tints having exactly the same oasis as a number of claims filed by ' American citizens against the Spanish government for property seized or des- | novel by the insurgents in Cuba. An itber class of these claims are of an? dern date. Mowing from the abortive ?fleets of the commissioners and spe ?ial courts created by Congress to set rle the "Florida claims." It is believed to he probable, however, that in the ad? justment of peace terms, our govern? ment will ignore .'ill claims save those preferred by American citizens for [ osses sustained in Cuba, allowing the I ithers to be arranged for later on by ! joint commission. IIiiW t.i Keep Cool. ; Visit our Soda Fountain frequently. ivherc you get the nicest iced drinks I nade. I Plenty of chairs and tallies assigned for the comfort of our lady customers Swiss I'Vappe is delicious, and out irange Phosnhatea cannot be Improved I on. FRED r ' * '.EN & CO. NEWPORT NE STAND Bl THE SHIP Naval Reserves Will Not Leave the Yosemitc. "JACKIES" DISSATISFIED Tliey litt Not Like Cotttniuuiler Kiimry ami Hin Olncern. Order lo Munter ThMlll Out ftrxchuleil by Secretary ?if tlie Navy Long. The Michigan naval reserves, who man the auxiliary cruiser Yosemite. will stand by their ship, reports to the contrary notwithstanding. The .Yosemite came here several weeks ag.i to have a coat of foul-proof paint put no her bottom and some repairs made to her guns. It leaked out that there are some dissatisfaction among the crew, who are from Detroit, Mich., and are educated and refined gentle? men. A dispatch received in this city yesterday stated that the Michigan na? val reserves were Friday ordered mus? tered out of the service, but the order was yesterday rescinded. The first or? der was issued at the request of Mr. Henry M. Campbell, of Detroit, who ev? idently did not like the treatment the seamen got at the hands of Comman? der Emory and Executive Officer Sar? gent, it is supposed that Mr. Camp? bell, or somebody having the welfare of the boys at heart, informed the Navy Department that the boys would only stay if the officers wore replaced. When the reserves heard of the order putting them out of the service they are said to have bombarded the War De? partment with telegrams, asking Sec? retary Algol's influence and also that of friends at home to stive them from the disgrace of being the first militia mustered uut. They got the help and the order was canceled. It is supposed that Captain Emory will insist that one or two of the sea? men shall be dismissed anyhow. The repairs to the Yosemite were completed at the shipyard Friday and the cruiser is now at Lambert's Point coaling. KKIKKS. Mr. R. H. Martin, editor of the Staun tun Record, is In the city the guest of Mr. J. 13. Locke. Chief W. K. Stow, Jr., of the Are de? partment, yesterday lost the Stearnes Medal belonging lo the Chesapeake Gun Club, whieh he was holding, as j the best marksman at the last shoot. Miss Laura Gildner has returned from Philadelphia and Washington, w here she spent a month visiting. She has as her guests. Misses Florence Liv zey and Miss Sarah Kuon. of Philadel? phia. The Tidewater District Convention of the Christian church will meet on August 10th, In Mathews county. Rev. W. R. Motley, of the church here, will 'attend. The delegates elected from here arc Messrs. R. Lee Davis, John Mi.ss and J. M. Curtis. Rev. J. T. Mao Kay. pastor of the Second Baptist church, who has been absent from the city for some .lime, recuperating, will return home this week. His pulpit will be filled this mor? ning by Superintendent Redding, of the Union Gospel Mission. There will also he services in .he church this evening. Chaplain Thomas, of the Third Ken tucky. will speak at the meeting for men only in the Union Gospel Mission tent, on Elevator Square, this afternoon til 4 o'clock. This is the regular Sun? day afternoon meeting for the Young Men's Christian Association, and will last Inn forty-five minutes. Col. Charles \Y. Bradshaw, of Char lotte, X. C, is here visiting his son, Mr. W. A. Bradshaw, at 2S15 Lafayette a venue. Mrs. C. M. Poindexter and son, Clyde, have returned from New Yak and other northern cities, after a most de? lightful trip, and are slopping al Mrs. P. I. Hudson's. Twenty-seventh street. The Young Men's Christian Associa? tion will conduct its usual meeting for men only in the Union Mission tent. Elevator square. this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The meeting will last but forty five minutes. The following general officers will be ordered to report to Major General Wade for duty with the troops going to Porto Rico: General George W. Davis and General George R. Randall, second army corps; General R. Hall and General W. W. Gordon, fourth ar? my corps; General H. C. Hansbrouck. seventh army corps, and General John A. Wiley, first army corps. YANKEES TN SANTIAGO. Enterprising Americans on the Field Looking fur Business Opportunities. (Correspondee of the Associated Press.) SANTIAGO "DE CUBA. July 27.?The dirty condition of this city, the heaps of foul refuse that encumber the street.-, the maladorous alleys and byways, the lack of sanitary arrangements and drainage of any description . are all matters that will require remedying i: this is to become an American city. It should lie remembered that the weeks of blockade, the fear ot" bombardment, the scarcity of food and the general demoralization existing in a besieged town have done much to add to the conditions of filth and poor sanitat on that normally prevail. Extreme measures will have to be taken to bring about a proper condition of affairs in this respect and it will take. many , months of example and stringent ? n foreenient of regulations to bring the people to an observance of what is clearly best for their health. Already the enterprising American is present. ! There is around town a ragged man i i with a smattering of Spanish who has I turned several dollars by buyingswoids ' and machetes from Spaniards and the j j city pawn shops to sell them again ti j American relic hunters. There is the man with the capital to Invest who awaits but a sine ami remunerative op? portunity, and there is the man who buys up bargains in American hoi-se flesh from sick or wounded officers ft'-, ing home, hoping to sell the animal: 1 at a profit. The first steamer from the United States has brought many met to look over this new field for busine-f opportunities and there will be American sharpness and enterprise pit? ted against the Cuban and Spaniard. If Santiago prospers and money is easy there .will be a good field for the gamb? ler and his outfit if the laws allow him to operate. BATTERY C M EN 1 '"^ Seven men belonging to Battery C, Pennsylvania artillery, which was In camp here for some weens witn i.a. tery A. of Philadelphia, were left be hind by the Manitoba Friday, and are now awaiting orders. They hav? reported to General Grant in order that I hey may not be held as deserters am will probably sail on the next transport for Porto Rico. DEW ICY TO HAVE MORE SI1I1-S. He May Get One More Cruiser ami Two Battleships. On account or their protracted stay in equatorial waters some of the ships of Admiral Dewey's command need >vorhauling, and before Ions they must be cleaned and otherwise put in order. ii view of this prospective contingency the Navy Department is considering the question of withdrawing some of Dewey's vessels to Mai.- Island and Porto Orchard on the Pacific coasl for dry-.I..citing and assign other vessels to take their plays. The probabilities are that the Asiatic squadron will he greatly increased in the number and character of ships. When the Spanish government has complied with the terms .? r the United Stales concerning the evacuation of Cuba and Porto Rico there will be no necessity for keeping a large tleet in West Indian waters: in fact many of? ficers believe that the occasion rur the presence in the West Indies of so many battleships and other big v-ss-ls does not now exist. The sending of rein? forcements to Admiral Duwey may I. ? gin as soon as vessels have been clean? ed and overhauled at New York. Nor? folk. Pott Royal and at the shipyard h. re. It is the general understanding that he will gel a battleship or two. and as there are no vessels of thai type , n the Pacific coast the North Atlantic squadron must be drawn on. The ships selected will proceed, of course, by the Su.v. Canal route wk-ie those detached from Manila for repairs at hone will sail across the Pacific to California and Washington naval stations. Ii is understood that the cruiser Min? neapolis, now anchored in the .lames River off the Casino, is preparing for a long voyage, and it is believed she will go i? Manila lo replace the Olympia. STAMP TAX DECISIONS. The Commissioner of Internal Rev? enue has rendered a decision in which he holds that contracts of reinsurance, with . ei tain stated exceptions, are not subject to stamp tax. Reinsurance is understood to be an assumption by one Insurance company of sjnm portion of a risk which has been taken in full by another company and a policy duly is? sued therefor. In the ease of receipts for rent, and wheiv tbei'e is no other recitals, no siamp is required. Bui if the receipt contain.- a phrase or clause that cm be construed as a epntraei tor the hoc, u;c or rent, then in such cases the receipt is held to hoi-.i-nio something more than a bare receipt and should he stamped ac cordiii to its tenor or effect. Tile in-er tioti of i he words in a rent receipt "as leased for August, 1S0S." is held to ren? der it subject toalie tax. TWO SAILING PARTIES. Young Polks Cruise on the James and in the Roads. Two sailing parties were given last night. Mr. William Taylor, of Norfolk, gave a tug party in honor of Miss Denle Taylor, of this city. Among those in the part were '?-i?r..anrt Mrs. William TaVlor. ? Sr., Mrs: William Taylor, Jr., Miss Susie Pettit, Miss Nellie Robin? son. Miss Florence Greer, Miss Norma Norton, and Messrs. R. W. Crosby. W. G. Hughes. H. S. Norton. William Cooke and Fred Sanford. The young folks left the city In the lug Francis, of Norfolk, steamed down Hampton Roads to Old Point and thence out into the bay. returning to the city at 11 o'clock. An elegant lun? cheon was Served ..ill the tug. Another sailing party was given by Misse Kan and Clemence Cooke. on the steam launch Crissie. of Old Point, and tbf.se who enjoyed the sail were Miss Bertha Williams, of Richmond; Miss Ella I-T. Mayo, of Manchester: Miss Mttic Turner.Captain Vincent W. Cox. and Lieutenants Wyatt, Quartes and Henry, of the First Kentucky regiment; Mr. W. L. Cooke Mr. J. L. S. Cooke and Mr. Ed Kit-by. Refreshments were served at the Powhatan on West avenue, when the party returned. I'll AT SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT. Extenuating Circumstances In Connec? tion With Apparent Cowardice. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Aug. C?Secretary Alger said today that the information reaching him showed there were ex? tenuating circumstances in the case or those troops from the Seventy-first New Vork regiment accused in General Kent's report of not advancing prompt? ly to the attack on Santiago. Men re? turning from Santiago told the secre? tary the irregularity occurred amid the noise and confusion of the opening of the engagement, when the enemy was directing a heavy fire against this point of our lines, ami a number of our troops carried black powder instead of the in..re serviceable Krag-Jorgensen. While the secretary does not seek to justify the regiment, yet be feels that they are entitled to have their course viewed in the light of all the adverse circumstances which operated against them at the time of the battle. Speak? ing of the Porto Rico campaign, the secretary said that the entire force here would be supplied with Krag-Jor? gensen guns, or else smokeless powder to use In such few Sprlngflelds as might be carried in connection with .lie Krag-Jorgensens. The purpose, however, is to arm the active troops as rapidly as possible with the high closs modern arms. OFF FOR HONOLULU. (By Telegraph.) SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. fi.?Tin transport Lakme. Charles G. Nelson, bearing five companies of the First New York volunteers and the Second United States volunteer engineers, sailed for Honolulu today. SLAYDON RENOM1N A TED. SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Aug. ?.?The Democratic Congressional convention >f the Twelfth District of Texas, today nominated James L. Slaydon for re election to Congress. SAIL FOR PORTO RICO TODAY. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK. Aug. r,.-The First reg ment. United States volunteers, will ?.ail early tomorrow morning fur Porto FMco on the transport Chester. The ,154 officers and men were brought lown from Peekskill on barges today md transferred to the Chester off Lib ?rty Island. QUEEN LOUISE ILL. LONDON, Aug. 7.?The Berlin cor ?espondent of the Sunday Times tele rraphs that private advices from Copon lagen say that the conditon of Queen l .ouise, of Denmark, Is most serious. - N gl? Kai Ii mid Keiiiru iKt:: The next personally conducted tour o Niagara Falls. Buffalo, Rochester mil Watkins Glen, will leave Norfolk ? ?' -d.v. August 10th. via Wnshing .1 i' .ltimoro steamers, Baltimore & Ohio (Royal Blue Line) and Lehigh Valley route. Fare for the round trip. $13.00. Tickets limited to eleven days. Inclusive from date of sale. For tick ets and further Information apptv to ARTHUR G. LEWIS, S. P. A. Ealtlmo*?? & Ohio R R taus-4-8t . 0.. . Norfolk, Va. , AUGUST 7, 1.898. REVIEW OF WAR NEWS Spain's Acceptance Expected Today or Tomorrow. NAVAL PLAN UNCHANGED r..rt<> isienit Uiiiiipnign A.lmlritl.ly Man aged By Central Mite?. SpiiuUli Ci'itiHcr Marli. Ten?? (Joining u> Hiiiiipliiii ICuiiIk. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Aug. tS:?Just a week ago l.Hhiy Aiuhassail.ir < 'aiiiL...n received f.l tin: President the terms uf peace thai would he grain.mI hy the I'nttcdL Stales. When ihe Slate Department closed i:s doors this afternoon the Spanish government had not signilletl whether or not it was prepared to ac eepl these conditions. Every .lay .hir? ing the past week an answer has been expeele.l Ulld that S.I nie feeling of ex - poctan. y prevailed at the close of Ihe w. ek. Lt Is significant that all respon? sible government oluoiuts are satisfied ihe reply will be an acceptance of our terms when it does come. About hnlf past 2 o'clock Secretary Thiebault. ..r the French embassy, called at the Stale De'partment. thus giving rise lo the supposilii.n I hat he was seeking t.. make an appointment for the ambas? sador to meet the President to deliver the Spanish answer. This, however, turned out to be erroneous, M. Tliie baulfs business being connected with s.mie of the recent seizures of French merchant vessels by the blockading Meet, ami relating in no way lo llie Spanish peace negotiations. The fu.-t thai Secretary Day, who had contem? plated a trip to Atlantic City this af? ternoon, did not leave town, was also the basis for anottier guess that tie had mui. e that the Spanish note was coining immediately and that his pres? ence would bo required here. .As a I matter of fact the secretary was de? tained beyond his train time by Ills re? ception ..f the Italian ambassatlor, who had a lone" conference over the C.-rrulti cose. Altogether the expec? tation of an earlv answer is still cher? ished, and il was the belief of the of? ficials w hen the day closed that there is now no likelihood of its receipt by the President before Monday, lt was rumored in some" quarters that the Spanish government hud sen! a long notice that it had accepted the princi? pal American terms and would be pre? pared to make a llnal answer Monday, but the French embassy, which would be the only recipient'of anv such no? li, e. gave a very quick and effeetlvo denial of this story. While all this de? lay is deprecated, it is realized that Sagasta probably Is making the strug? gle of his life to bring the Spanish par? ty leaders to the point where they will agree to stand by him in his accept? ance of the terms of peace. This fact lends to secure' the indulgence of uur government In some degree, and this Is more readily extended in consideration of the fact that so far from having surrendered any advantage In agreeing to discuss terms of peace we are gain? ing something substantial every .lay in the prosecution of the campaign a;> revealed by the report from Porto Kl? oo. The naval plans of operations are also moving steadily forward, and not? withstanding statements to the effect .hat the projected cruise against the Spanish coast by the eastern squadron has been abandoned. Secretary Long stand this afternoon that no change had been made in the plans of the department respecting this squadron. I'n to this point not the slightest eom plaint has reached the department re? specting the management of the Porto Rico campaign, a tribute to General Miles' ability. No word has come of soldiers without food or ammunition or of sick men without doctors or med? icine, nor is the inward movement of ihe American army delayed by the lack for artillery, owing to General Miles' insistance upon keeping his artillery in Ihe very vanguard and giving personal attention to the commissary and quar? termaster depart ments. 'file War Department officials now say that Shafter's army will begin em? barking in earnest tomorrow, the trans? ports which are arriving being obliged to take on stores for the homeward trip. These, however, will he limited in quantity in order to avoid unnecessary delay, and ..nlv ten days' rations will be placed aboard each ship. Colonel Hecker. in charge of transportation, said that he believed it would he nec? essary for Ihe transports to make two trips, for. in addilon to the ships already at Santiago there will be available for transport purposes the steamers which ate carrying to Santiago Ihe im? mune regiments which are to replace the Fifth army corps at thai point. The Merritt Chapman Wrecking Com? pany has informed Ihe Navy Depart? ment that the wreckers have succeed? ed in floating the Spanish cruiser Ma? ria Teresa and are about to start her under her own steam to Norfolk. The navy has nothing to do with this voy? age. Ihe wreckers having contracted l.. deliver any of ihe vessels of Cerve ra's licet thai might be recovered at Norfolk. It is expected that the bat? tle-scarred Spanish ship will attract thousands of curious visitors when she leaches Hampton Roads. It is fully expected at the Navy Department that the Maria Teresa will require very ex? tensive repairs, having suffered not on? ly from sled, shell ami lire, but also from a month's submersion in ihn quickly fouling water of south Cuba. However, the repairs will certainly I..- made, for the sentimental reason alone is strong enough lo warant Ihe expenditure of money enough to put tin- ship into serviceable condition. KETCRNKD WITHOUT GOLD. SAN FRANCISCO. .Aug. 6.?The steamer Eenwa arrived today, twelve days from St. Michaels. She brought seven passengers who returned w ithout any gold. Her passengers report the i-ond'.tons existing at St. Michaels as being extremely precarious. They say .hat thousands of i.pie are stranded. and I hat relief must be Sent by the government. Commercial companies control Ihe only available landing places, al SI. Michaels and vessels are unable to laud or their cargoes. The Yukon is getting too low for naviga? tion and Ihe distress will be very great unless the government takes energetic relief action. TROOPS COMING HOME. SANTIAGO 1 >K CUBA. Aug. C? Noon.-The United States transport Gale City sails this afternoon for Long Island with cavalrymen and Iho trans? ports Miami and Matteawan will leave here tomorrow. Each vessel will sail individually as soon as loaded. Iii mnliiu to Ultimi mil 91 . Sunday, August 7lh. leaves Old Point al S A. M., Phoebus 8:03. A. M? Hamp? ton, 8:06 and Newport News. 8:20. Re? turn leaves Richmond at X P. M; J. F. HERMAN. PRIC st. Lours at playa del este. ill Assist in Bringing American Troops Home. (By Telegraph.) PBAYA DEI. ESTE, Aug. fi.-2 P. M. 'I'll,, auxiliary cruiser St. Louis has Arrived here from Porto Bico under ,,r l.rs lo assist in taking the United Plates troops home from Santiago, 'a piain Goodrich, however, tliinks his hip is to., long to enter the harbor anil ie will remain here until the matter is settled. Tile Iransport San Juan arrived from Santiago with troops and provisions and proceeded for Caimanera. The Ar. nesia has left for Key West. The tleel still remains here, awaiting orders from Washington. Bear Admiral Sampson expresses the hope thai th.- peace negotiations will onie lo a quick conclusion. He is anx? ious p. lake aggressive action on the south coast without delay, or. in the eveut'of peace being concluded, to Im. mediately relieve the suffering imposed by the rigor of the blockade. Through? out the campaign Admiral Sampson's keen appreciation of the sufferings uf the half-starved Cubans and his en? deavors 1., alTord them relief have been a mat ked feature. The Potomac has recovered $10.01:0 from th,. .Maria Teresa, which was driven ashore at the time Admiral Cer? vera attempted to escape from Santi The transport Resolute, with marines aboard, is still here. The shore is de? serted save for tin- cable operators and our marines who are on guard. 'Iii.- newspapers containing Admiral Sampson's report of the battle on July :ird arrived here las! night. They were eagerly read throughout the licet and the report created Intense sntlsfaction. The universal confidence and devotion to the admiral and the men under h|s command rendered his expression 01 feeling a foregone conclusion. REPORT PROM SAMBSOX. WASHINGTON. Aug. ii. -The secre? tary of the navy tonight made public the following telegram from Admiral Sampson: "Pluya. Aug. 6. IS9S. "Marine battalion is in excellent health. Sick list numbers 2 1-2 per cent. Elect surgeons report that they are in belter condition for service in this cli? mate than they were when they first arrived south in June. The health of the squadron at I'.uantanamo fairly g.iod. Sick list numbers about :'. per cent. General" tone of health of the ship's companies bus fallen considera? ble, since Ilm 1st of July. This, how-, ever, is uol due to the prevalence of any disease, but is probably due tr. the great si rain ami constant effort under which they so long lived and t, this, probably more than to any other cause, is due their soiuowtial Impaired phy? sique- I do not think it necessary to send the marine battalion north. The crews have borne their privations in a manner beyond praise: those of three ships have not been ashore for seven months, and these months in a debili? tating climate. (Signed) "SAMPSON." Secretary Long stated tonight the imrpose of the department to order north those ships which are not re? quired for blockade as soon as the exi? gencies of the war will permit. HOSTILITIES TO END SOON. Peace Agreement May Be Formally Completed in a Few Days. ( By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Aug. fi.?Assuming that Spain has decided lo accept our terms for the negotiation of peace, it la expected that the peace agreement will 1?- formally completed by the first ol next week and that hostilities will be suspended at once. This will not be follow. ,I at any early dale by the dis? banding of the army, but on the con? trary the period before the signing of the formal peace treaty and its ratifi? cation by the Senate will be devoted to perfecting a compact ami effective or? ganization of the army ami cleaning, repairing ami placing all the vessels of the navy in first class condition. Tb.- sick and wounded of the army, who are regarded as incapacitated fur furtbei service, will probably lie given their discharges at an early dale. The men who are in good eon.Hi ion or are suffering only temporary disability will be held i,.getter and put in the besl possible shape for service. A part of the f roe sent lo Porto Rico will b, kepi there and others sent lo Havana and other Cuban cities for garrison duly. Ii is regarded as quite probable ilia: some ..f the best of Shafter's army after thorough recuperation in the Uni? ted States may have to'be sent again to Cuba. The so-called "immunes" who will take the plac. of Genera! Shatter's fii'.-es al Santiago are not in many cases, ii is believed, really immune and ii tie r, ion- is probable that some of them w ill fall victims lo i he climate. Th- protest of Senator Bacon against sending the Georgia "immunes" to San? tiago Indicates lack of confidence In the locality from which the sy-called "im? munes" come in their ability to with? stand the heat. Communications to the d. parlmcnt from friends of the "im? munes" shows III.- feeling of anxiety which exisis. The department, how? ever, while anticipating that there will be sickness among the immunes and. that sonic of them will have to be brought back incapacitated, does not feel that the great anxiety expressed is warranted. Regiments going to relieve Shaftcr. whether immune or not, will land there under much belter condi? tions than General Shatter's army and will be provided witli every comfori possible under the circumstances: will not be called upon la endure exhaust? ing fatigue and exposure and will be provided with shelter, wholesome food ami sufficient-medical attention. SUPPLIES FOP. SOLDIERS. (By Telegraph.) BOSTON. Aug. C?With the Red cross llag Hying at her foremast the hospitrtl ship Bay State, sent to Cuba by the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Society, sailed not of Boston harbor to? day. Tl.'' vessel is loaded with provis? ions and many delicacies for the sol? diers at tin- front. A SOLDIER'S PERFIDY, t By Telegraph.) GRAND RAPIDS. MICH., Aug. 6. M i s. John Vos, wife of Lieutenant Col onel Vos. or the Thitry-second Michi? gan volunteers, now at Fernandina, Fbl.. today began suit against Miss Rose Vundersluis for $111.000 damages lor alleged alienation of her husband's affections. She had already filed suit against, her husband for separate main? tenance, declaring thai lie had contrib? uted nothing to his family's support since his regiment assembled in April. SEVERE EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. (By Telegraph.) MESSINA. ISLAND, OF SICILY. Aug. K.?There was a severe earth? quake shock here at 2:33 A. M. today. The inhabitants Were panis stricken, but there was no danger done. Miss Jennie Stahiman. of Lynchburg, is visiting Mrs. R. K. Bowers. 9 LARGEST ? * f circulation! f????????? oft TT,7> single copy. two cents y JEj one week, ten cents. OUR TERMS ACCEPTED Spain Agrees to ihe Condi? tions. ONE POINT IN DISPUTE cording t? ? Dlgnatcli from Madrid the Cuban Hunt Venture of the Agree? ment May He fought. Iteply Not ICeeelved in Wituhlugtou. NEW YORK, Aug. C.?A Madrid spe? cial to the New York Journal says: "Tlie Queen Regent has approved the reply of the Spanish government to the United States accepting the conditions laid down by the latter under which l>eaee will be concluded." SUBMITTED TO THE QUEEN. MADRID, Aug. >;.?The Spanish reply to the Uniud States, whieh. it has been learned on high authority, accepts the American peace conditions, has been 1.ph ted and will be submitted to the Queen Regent this morning previous to this afternoon's cabinet meeting. IM Pi (RTANT CONFERENCES. MADRID. Aug. 0.-2 p. M.?The Queen Reg. tit this morning conferred with Silvia, the conservative leader, j with the Duke of Tetuan. the Tormer minister of foreign affairs, and with Marshal Martinez de Campos, the form? er captain general ..f Cuba. This afternoon her majesty will re? ceive S.-tior Romero y Robledo. whose views are said to be shared bv General W.-yler. Series of conferences between the pre? mier. Senor Sagasta and the leaders of the various parties concluded this ev? ening with interviews with General ' 'analejas and others. Senor Barrios, the Carlist leader, has not replied to Senor Sagasta's Invita? tion to come lo Madrid in order to dis? cuss matters. MADRID, Aug. 6.?Evening.?The cabinet today approved the basis of the reply to the peace conditions proposed by the United States. Duke Almodovar tie Rio. the minister of foreign affairs, is charged with revising the reply. It is stated on good authority that the reply will give no occasion for a further response from the United States. ONE POINT TO BE FOUGHT. LONDON. Aug. 7.?The Madrid cor? respondent of the Sunday Times says: "Spain's answer will accept all the American terms except that regarding the Cuban debt. The government will tight this point on the ground that In all other cessions of territory, by one nation to another, the ceded territory has carried with lt its own debt or the proportion belonging to the nation by which It was ceded. "President McKinley will receive the answer on Monday or. at the latest, on Tuesday. 'Senor Sagasta, in conferring with pol? iticians and generals, follows the exam? ple of Senor Castellar in 1373. His ob? jects ate twofold?lo divide the respon? sibility for the decision and to avoid the convocation of the Cortes. 'Phe news from Porlo Rico is receiv? ed with great disappointment. The Spaniards ate disgusted with the wel? come the natives have given the Ameri? cans and ihe news that the volunteers have thrown down their aims. The general opinion is that it is not worth while lo risk lives and spend millions for the sake of territories which are worse than disloyal to the mother country, it is assumed that there will be no internal troubles over the evacu? ation of the West Indies. The war has cost $330,000,000." NOT YET RECEIVED. WASHINGTON. Aug. 6.?Spain's an? swer to the American demands was not received by the French ambassador up to midnight tonight. M. Cambon and his staff, who had been awaiting it throughout the evening, at that hour were convinced that it would not arrive before tomorrow and the ambassador retired and the members of his staff went to their homes. GENERAL WADE'S DIVISION. / Seven More Regiments Assigned to Wls Fv.rce. / t By Telegraph.) CHICKAMAUGA PARK. CA., AUS. 6.?Major General Breekinrldge, com. mantling at Camp Thomas, received formal notice today from the War De partment designating the following reg? iments at this camp as a part of the force to go to Porto Rico under Major General Wade: First Vermont. First New Hampshire. Third Tennessee. ? First Maine, First Arkansas. First West Virginia and Fif ty-s..nd Iowa. The colonels commanding these regi? ments wen- directed lo report at once by wire to General Wade at Washing .111 for instructions. Since the inspection of the sanitary .dltions of Camp Thomas by Major Hopkins and Major Reed an active . ivement is on foot to improve thesj tdltions. ?nlonel Whipple, the provost mir. il. has given notice that he will keep 1 provost guard in Chattanooga next ek. The guard will prevent any rep? etition of the disorderly scenes which followed the last pay day. number of regiments are moving their camps today. The many remov? es made during this week are expected o have a highly beneficial effect on the General health. _ MICHAEL DEFEATS M'DUFFIE. t By Telegraph.) PHILADELPHIA, Aug ^""W Michael this afternoon defeated Eddie McDuthe in a twenty-five mile paced co mi the Williw Grove track. There is 11,.ihing remarkable about the race, I and no records were broken. During entire race neither rider got with t...i seconds of ihe record. Michael seil tue tape thirty yards ahead, In fortv'-five minutes and two and one nftli seconds. McDuffie will proably protest . as he had signed a contract to race Michael fifteen miles, but final? ly yielded to the wishes of the manage? ment to ride the twenty-five miles, so not to disappoint the eager crowd 2sent. A DOUBLE KILLING. (By Telegraph.) LITTLE ROCK. ARK.. Aug. b.?A double killing e>ccurred at the convict brick yards near here t.xlay. A con? vict named Bishop was advancing with an axe on John H. Fulligan, a guard, when the guard shot and killed him. A dispute arose over the killing be? tween Warden Gillis Hudson and V1U A Potts another guard. The lie was passed and Potts shot and kilied Hud I son.