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President Expects Its Arrival at Washington Before End of Week. MODIFICATION OF TERMS REFUSED. Officials at Washington Dellcvc Spain la Sincere and Her Questions lie Bardlnff tlie Peace Conditions Arc Courteously Answered Foreign Representatives Deeply Interested. Washington, Aug. 4. A cabinet of ficer who met the president Thursday afternoon stated that he was certain the final reply of Spain to our note will be in before the close of the week. This means it is tobe communicated officially to the president before Saturday after noon, and word from the French am bassador setting an hour for the meet tef for this purpose is expected at al most any time. Discuss Peace Conditions. Madrid, Aug. 4.—The Spanish cab inet met Thursday afternoon, the queen regent presiding, and the peace proposals were discussed. Apparent ly no definite decision was arrived at The premier, Senor Sagasta, will con fer Thursday evening with some dis tinguished politicians who have beer summoned to Madrid for that purpose. Expecting Final Answer. Washington, Aug. 4. The United States government is now waiting tc hear again from Spain and this time it Is expected the answer will be final. Firmly, but courteously, the president has declined' the earnest appeal of the French ambassador to modify the United States' demands except in •light and comparatively unimportant respects. There is no doubt that the peace negotiations are progressing tc the entire satisfaction of the presi dent and the members of the cabinet 'A statement to that effect was made by a high official of the adminis tration who expressed the belief that within a very short time there would •be a complete cessation of hostilities. The conference Wednesday afternoon at the white house, in which the presi dent, M. Cambon and Secretary Day participated, «vas devoted almost en tirely to a discission of details which are regarded by the president as unim portant nnd henee the requests of the French ambassador, for the most part, will be acceded to. One of these was that the commission to be appointed to settle the terms of peace shall meet outside of the United States,and prefer ably in France. The president sees no material objection in granting-this re quest, and it is said to be practically settled that the conferences will be held in Paris. Questions Propounded. The Madrid government through M. Cambon, propounded a number of questions as to the time when Spain would be expected to evacuate Cuba and the territory to be ceded the United States, and as to what pro vision would be made by the United States to protect the interests of Spanish subjects in these islands while the evacuation was in progress M. Cambon was informed upon all cl these points presumably to his.satis faction. There is one point, however, which the Spanish authorities,.'Judg ing from their communication to theii representative here, fail fully to com prehend, and Secretary Day's call upon the ambassador Wednesday night was for the purpose, principally, of making perfectly clear this one point, which was that the evacuation ct' Cuba, l'ucrto Ilico and one of the Ladrnne islands, to be selected by the United States, and the permanent ces sion to this government of all of these islands except Cuba, was made a con dition precedent to :ll peaee negotia tions, and that not until these terms had been fully complied with would this government consent to entertain er.y peace propositions hatever. Very 1 inpon Condition This very important condition does not, it is said, seei'.i to lie fully compre hended by the Madrid authorities, and it was with the view to setting the am bassador straight upon this point that Secretary iay made his call upon M. Cambon Wednesday night. The ques tions upon which the Spanish govern ment have so far asked for additional information are regarded by the ad ministration as perfectly legitimate nnd proper, and up to this time noth ing lias occurred to bring in question the sincerity of their motives. Under tkese circumstances it is the purpose 'of the president 10 deal with them in a spirit of perfect fairness, ar.d to make the road to .e ice as smooth for them as the rights and dignity of this government will permit, and to this end unimportant concessions will be readily granted. it was midnight Wednesday night before the cohces.sion of the president regarding the meeting place of the peace commissioners was, communi cated to the Madrid authorities, so that, allowing for the difference in time, it was impossible for .an answer to have been received in the morning. However, it is expected that the delay will not be long, probably at most not ^JUncifTjaagJ vUratOl-: more than a day or two, and that the answer when it comes will be found to be an unconditional acceptance of the terms as they now stand. There does not seem to be occasion for further prolonged consideration lu Madrid before making this reply, inasmuch as the propositions that confront the Spanish cabinet are practically the same as those with which they dealt at the prolonged meetings last Sunday and Monday. Object Xot Delay. It is realized to be a perfectly natur al and justifiable act on the part of the Spanish government to endeavor to secure a further explanation of any article in the president's note that seemed to be doubtful of interpreta tion. but while willing to explain in such case it must be perfectly evident to the president and to Secretary Pay that the curiosity is genuine and the object is not delay. Something has been said about an ef fort on the part of the Spanish gov ernment to secure some guarantee from the United States that the lives and property of Spanish citizens in conquered territory shall be cared for. The idea of the administration is that no such pledge or guarantee is neces sary. Assuming sovereignty over con quered territory and exercising it either through civil administration, as will be the case with Puerto Rico in the end, or through military governor ship, as will be the case ip Cuba for an indefinite time, the United States as sume* a strict obligation to protect the lives, interests and property of all citizens of all neutral nations, and it must be remembered that when the treaty of peace is signed the citizens of Spain, now enemies, will fall in that category. DEEPLY INTERESTED. Foreign Ambassadors at Washington Watching the Peace Negotiations. Washington, Aug. 4.—Baron Speck Von Sternberg, in charge of the Ger man embassy, in the absence of Am bassador Von Hoileben, was at the state department Thursday confer ring with the officials. The German authorities, and, indeed all the for eign representatives here, are natur ally greatly interested in the progress of the peace negotiations, and they are keeping their governments fully ad vised of the various stages. But while there is this natural and material in terest. there has been no move to. take any part in the negotiations or to ex ercise an influence in the results. Xeither is there any apparent anxiety cn the part of other European powers in the choice of the French ambassa dor to conduct the negotiations 011 be half of Spain. The British embassy officials are still absent from the city, and so far as can be learned they have shown no activity whatever 111 connec tion with the peace negotiations. The Italian ambassador. Baron Fava. is here and has kept himself posted 011 the recent developments. The Aus trian minister and Russian ambassa dor are out of the city. Mgr. Mar tinelli, the papal delegate, has also kept himself informed 011 the status of the peaco negotiations. On all hands it seems to be conceded that M. Cambon is best qualified' to act as spokesman for Spain, as the interests of Spain were intrusted to his care at the time diplomatic relations were severed. TREMENDOUS SENSATION. UvHlKiintiun of OIUcei-N In Sixth .li.-isMitcliiiMi-ttN Iti-£ii 1111-111 3I:sy I.riul to Cuurt-Murtial. JioKion. Aug. 4. 1. special cable gram to this Journal from Ponce, Puerto liieo, says: A tremendous sensation has oc curred ii. ei Sixth Massacliusettsregi ment. whk-h is in Gen. Garretson's brigade. The friction between the line utlk-ers and the ofliecrs of the brigade, which ha*- been growing ever since the command left uba, reached its climax Monday, when Col. Woodward, L'ieut. Col. (.'hall'in, Maj. Taylor, Chaplain Pousseau't and Capt. Goodall, of com pany K, resigned their commissions. The" exact reason which prompted them to take this action is not at pres ent known. The cause must have been serious indeed. The resignations leave Maj. Charles K. Darling in command of the regi ment. The matter has been fully reported to Gen. Miles and a rigid investigation har- been ordered. By military law to resign in face of the enemy means a court-martial. (irnin Elevators llunieil. Dayton. Wash., Aug. 4.-— Six ware houses. the Western Warehouse com pany (two houses) Alliance house, Hngel house, Hngel & Gillis house, Broughton house, storage capacity about :tit0,000 bushels, estimated g-rain in the house, 4l.()(n bushels the North ern Pucilie track, several cars of Studied grain and barley, were de stroyed by fire. The ori» in of the fiv is unknown. It is still burning, fn s'.irance unknown. There is consid erable loss to farmers. It would have been much heavier if a lew weeks later The D.nv City citi/ens lespi most liberully to tlio call made by I par in if President Gu.ii'gia Me'h l!an for hospital supplipp, by I Dept I I II II lilr. number of articles. Iter A DENISON, IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST Gen. Shafter Will Insist on the Army Going Back to United States. HOLDS CONFERENCE WITH HIS OFFICERS Gen. Antes Telegraphs to Washing ton Tlint If tlie Troops Arc* Ever to Go Bnck Alive Tlie- Must tiu lit Onee The Puerto ltiean Caiu IXVIKII. Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 3 (delayed in transmission).—Summoned by Maj. Gen. Shafter, a meeting was held here this morning at headquarters and in the presence of every commanding and medical officer of the Fifth army corps. Gen. Shafter read a cable mes sage from Secretary Alger, ordering him, at the recommendation of Surgeon General Sternberg, to move the army into the interior, to San Luis, where it is healthier. As a result of the conference, Gen. Shafter will insist upon the immediate sending of the army back to the United States within two weeks. Washington Told to Hurry Up. Gen. Ames has sent the following cable message to Washington: "The Hon. Charles H. Allen, Assistant Sec retary of the Navy: This army is in- LITTLE FILIPINO—If I Miss This Train I'm a Goner capable because of sickness from marching anywhere except to the transports. If It. is ever to return to tlie United States, it must do so at once." Ton corretjpaiident of the press. (Sen. Ames said: "If 1 had the power I would put the men on the transports at once atlfl ship them north without further orders. I am confident such action would ultimately be approved. A full list of the sick 'would mean a copy of the roster of every company here." Ordered Ho Die. Was 11 ing to 11^Aug. 4.—The following official s&jt'em^Ht has been issued: "War department, Adjutant General's Office, Aug. 4.—The secretary of war lias ordered Gen. Shatter's troops relieved from further duty In Santiago as fast as trans portation can be provided and the trans fer ot Spanish prisoners will admit of reductioh'of the garrison." TI1E I'lERTO ItlC .VX CAMPAICJX. X'o Funvaril Movement KYpt-vtI'd l'n til More Troops Iteaeli Inland. Ponce, Island of Puerto Rico, Aug. 4. So far as known, no further forward movement will be made by the Amer ican troops until the arrival of more i-ansports. which are e-xpectli'd hourly. There, has been no fighting up to the present, so far as known. The Spaniard's are expected to make their first stitnd a.t^Aibonrtp, miles from here, where 2.000 or :i.0D0 Spanish regulars are .believed to be entrenched. The present prospect is. that there will be 110 actual fighting for several days." S|anlarlN lte|oi-cil Ailvuiirlnn Ponce, Aug. 3, via Kingston, Jamaica. Aug. 4.--Thc Spaniards are reported ti be advancing, though it is not gen erally believed. addition to the regular fortilica 1 ions at Aibonlto on the road to San Juan, it is reported that the enemy mined the cliffs, preparatory to block ing the road if obliged to retire. San Martin, the Spanish commander here, who evacuated tlm place with out orders, is a prisoner ill San Juan .1.. 1'Muft.o Rico, lie will be tried for eowardiee and probably will be exe cuted. In Tlffhl Place. Ponce, Island of Puerto Rico, Aug. D. via St. Thomas, D. \Y. I., Aug. 4.— Gen. Roy Stone, while reeonnoitering northward along the road leading to Arecibo, on the north coast, with a company of the Second Wisconsin regi ment, encountered opposition at Utuado, where a small force of Span ish regulars and volunteers had been instructed by Capt. Gen. Maeias to re sist to the bitter end. The Spaniards refused to surrender, and Gen. Stone telephoned back to Adjuntas that he would push on, aided by a force of na tives armed with machetes. Before the messengers left Adjuntas, where 12 men had been left, a Spanish force was reported to be between Gen. Stone and Adjuntas, picketed 011 the trail between Adjuntas and Utuado. in the heart of the mountains. As the troops have to move in single tile ten men can stop a regiment. Gen. Stone's mes sengers rode all night. Sail for l'uerto Illco. Newport News, Ya., Aug. 4. The transport Hudson sailed early Thurs day for Puerto Rico, having on board a battalion and a half of the First Ken tucky regiment. Oflleern inier Wnde. Washington, Aug. 4. —The following general officers will be ordered to re port to Maj. Gen. Wade for duty with the troops going to Puerto Rico: Gen. George W. Davfs and Gen. George M. Randall, Second army corps Gen. R. II. Hall and Gen. W. W. Gordon, Fourth army corps Gen. H. C. Hasbrouck, Sev enth army corps, and Gen. John A. Wtley, First army corps. Transports Aground. Ponce, Aug. 3, via St. Thomas, D. W. I I., Aug. 4 (delayed in transmission).— The transport Massachusetts, having I 011 hoard troops A and C, of the New York cavalry, the Philadelphia troop, tlie Sixth cavalry and the Kiglith in 1 fantry, is aground here. The Rou mania, with four batteries of artillery under the command of Maj. Rodney, I is aground atGuanica. The transport Washington, with the 1 Fourth Pennsylvania regiment, and the Seneca, with Col. Querto's regi ment, arc landing to-day at Guanica. I The Eleventh and Nineteenth regu lar infantry regiments and troop B, of the Second «avalry, have disem barked here. To llolil a .Ill-mortal i?ervlee. New York, Aug. 4.—A meeting of the United German Societies of Xew York and vicinity was held at night in this city and a committee appointed to arrange services in memoriam of I Prince Bismarck. I.catling German so cieties were represented, and a cable gram of condolence was drawn j'ip to be siMit by the united societies to Count Herbert liistuarck. I I N & San Francisco, Aug. 4.—Acting 1111 deinstructions from T. V. Powilerly, commissioner general of immigration, Hart .North, the-loeal commissioner, will in a few days commence an in I vestigation into the status of the Chi liese highbinder tongs of this city. I I'he Chinese consul-general has placed at the disposal of Commissioner North the records 01 his otlice. llnh a Tailor Shop. Ottawa, II!.. Aug. 1. I'.urglars torecil an iiiraiii'i: to the merchant tailoring establishment of 11. Jones, of this city, and carried away made-up suits 'and piece goods valued at The safe,eon iinin:.'$10t. cannot lie opened, land was undoubtedly looted. There is 110 clew to the burjyfiirs. Miss Ganiei 11 11ns is spending, a few days with friends at Map e'.on. ISSUED IN TWO PARTS—TUESDAY AND FRIDAY SJfc. Navy Department Inaugurates Move That Will Soon Spread to Other Departments. he FLEET OF AUXILIARY SHIPS AFFECTED. Special Board to Be Appointed to Consider Cases of Sailors, OlHcorg anil Enlisted Men Who Have Dis tinguished Themselves li}- Urttvcry During Present War. Washington, Aug. 4. Secretary Long is now devoting a good part of his attention to reducing the expenses of the navy department which were so vastly increased by the war. In this he is carrying out the wishes of the president, and it is expected that, as a military policy, it will be adopted by ail of the other executive depart ments affected. One of the first steps udopted by the navy department is the reduction of the fleet of auxiliary ves sels. Such of these as are unnecessary, but are owned by the government, will be retired from commission, while in other cases, like the American liners, the navy department will surrender the vessel to their owners and cancel the charter. TO PICK THE HEKOK!). Special Board to Consider All Cases of Braver)- an Land and Sea. Washington, Aug. 4.—So numerous have been the recommendations pre sented to the secretary of the navy for the promotion, or recognition in -.ome other suitable manner, of Amer ican sailors, officers and enlisted men who have so notably distinguished themselves during the present war that Secretary Long has now deter mined to create a special board for the purpose of considering all such cases on their merits. This was a practice adopted after the civil war had pro gressed some time to avoid charges of discrimination that had begun to be made in many cases. While this naval board will consider the great mass of cases on favorable recommendation, in some few instances the president and Secretary Long will,reserve to them selves the right of independent action, such, for instance, as that in the case cf Lieut. Hobson. NO MORE TROOPS FOR ALASKA tteu. Merrinm So Decides—Yrar's Sup plies for Troop* Sow There to lie Sent ut Once. Sun Francisco, Aug. 4.—Maj. Gen. Merriam has decided to send 110 more troops to Alaska this season. A year's supplies for the troops now there will be ordered sent from Seattle at once. There are not many soldiers in Alaska now. A company of the Fourteenth United States infantry is at Sitka, and there is one at Wrangel. Three officers and 15 men are now trying to get up the Copper river, seeking a trail to Belle Isle, on the Yukon. A similar party is working up Sushitna river to cross the Tanana river by way of Good Pastor river, Wolkmar and Birch creeks to Circle City. Still another party of three otlicers and :.'0 men is at St. Michael. Yoiing Christians Meet. Saratoga, X. Y., Aug. 4.—Over 2,000 delegates are attending the tenth an nual convention of the Young People's Christian Union of the United Presbyterian church ofXorth Amer ica, twhieh opened here at night. The principal address was made by Dr. II. L. Hastings, of Hus ton. cn "Humanity's Headlight." Music was conducted by liev. K. J. Her bert, of Monmouth, la., assisted by Miss Susie 1'. MeXail, of Carnegie, Pit., and Prof. F. Williams, of Mount. Leb anon, l'a. vfti. Preslden Connrat ilia toil. Indianapolis, Tiul., Aug. 4. The re publican state convention reassembled at ten o'clock and was called to order by Senator Fairbanks. Before pro ceeding to make nominations a resolu tion authorizing the chairman of the convention to send to President Mc Kin?ey a telegram of greeting and con gratulations for his "wise ailminist ra tion of affairs, botli in war and in peace," was adopted. Sii]))or(H I'hicuKo Platform. St. bonis, Aug. 4. A special to the Post Dispatch from Galveston, Tex., says: At the democratic state con vention Congressman Joseph D. Sayers was nominated for governor by accla mation, and J. X. Drowning lieutenant governor. In accepting the nomina tion Congressman Sayers said he ap proved every plank of the Chicago platform. A Pneliie Cable. London, Aug. 4.--The Daily News says: An informal conference was re cently he-id in London between Lord Stratheona and Count lJoyal, Mr. Mu lock, and some Australian gentlemen who are going, we believe, to be con cerned in the Pacific cable and it is reported that the dominion parlia ment is now disposed to support the scheme. VOLUME XXXIII NO. 63 TROOPS FOR HAWAII. Companies of Xew York Regiment That Will Snil for Honolulu on Saturday. San Francisco, Aug. 4.—The troops to go to Honolulu Saturday on the transport Charles Xelson have been designated. They are the following companies of the First Xew York vol unteers: I, Capt. Mclntyre: K, Capt. Sague ti, Capt. Sheldon, and M, Capt. Tompkins, composing Maj. Charles' battalion, and C, Capt. Roach, of Maj. Emmet's battalion. These companies will be accompanied by, a sergeant major, a quartermaster-ser geant and hospital steward and one as sistant surgeon, Capt. Ashley. Maj. Chasa will be in command of the troops, the total number of officers and men being 636. The third battalion of the Second regi ment of volunteers will sail on the Lakmet which vessel will carry 325 men. IN UGLY MOOD. Indians at Talileiiuali, 1. T., Declare They Will Xot Agree to Allot ment in Severalty. St. Louis, Aug. 4.—A special to the Post-Dispatch from Tahlequah, I. T., says: The Indians are in an ugly moodi over the open avowal of Chief Mayes in his message to the Indian council, favoring allotment. Full bloods are sullen and threaten the lives of- pro gressive Indians if they vote on a meas ure favoring the acceptancy of tha Curtis bill. They say they will leave the country, and before going will give evidence of their opposition to the white people's invasion of their land. Haid Planned by Canadian Sealers. Cnalaska, July 23, via Victoria, B. C., Aug. 4.—Well-founded reports are in circulation that a concerted attempt will be made next month by a fleet of Canadian sealers to raid the rookeries on the islands of St. Paul and St. George. There is but one government vessel, the gunboat Wheeling, to guard Behring sea against pelagic sealers. Elected President. Detroit, Mich., Aug. 4. Samuel L. Black, mayor of Columbus, O., is elect ed president of the League of Amer ican Municipalities. Trala Robbers Cauirht. St. Louis, Aug. 4.—A special to the Post-Dispatch from Wichita, Kan., says: Sam Smith and Tom Winn, the two men who robbed the 'Frisco train at Andover, near here, have been cap tured at Nowata, I. T., and will be brought here for trial. Studying: Dnrrunt'a Life. San Francisco, Aug. 4.—It has been learned that the national bureau of education is making an exhaustive in quiry into the life of Theodore Dur rant, under the direction of specialists in criminology. Fnll to Get Their Puy. Springfield, 111., Aug. 4.—The Ninth regiment leaves over the Wabash road for Jacksonville, Fla. Owing to a mis take in sending the muster rolls here instead of pay rolls, the regiment will not be paid until after arrival at Jack sonville. The Eighth will be paid here next week. Salmon Pueji for "OS. Astoria, Qrc., Aug. 4. It is esti mated that the salmon pack for the season of ISftS, on the Columbia river, will be'100,000 cases below the average. Figures compiled bylthe Astorian show 282,000 cases had been canned up to August 1. Sail* for SuntiiiK'o. St. Pierre, Island of Martinique, Aug. 4. Tl^e Spanish hospital ship Alicante sailed for Santiago de Cuba under a-safe^cor.duct signed by United States Consul Dart. She will convey some of the Spanish prisoners back to Spain. Wus'c Scale Aloitcil. Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 4.—At a Con ference of manufacturers and work ers of the paste mould branch of the Hint glass trade, held here Thursday, the scale off last year was adopted for the next live. BITS OF XEWS. The crops in the country about Dufiuque, la., were severely damaged by heavy rains. George P. Gore & Co., Chicago auc tioneers. have assigned with liabilities of 1250.000. The buckling of one of the main trusses 011 the Brooklyn bridge has caused the bridge to sag several inches. A dispatch from Madrid says that 40 persons were drowned by the bursting of a waterspout at Villa Madiana. A private dispatch from San Juan da Puerto Rico says that 2,000 volunteers have surrendered to the Americans. The navy department has tinally deter mined to keep the Yale and Harvard, in the auxiliary department of the navy. The- national obsequies over the remains of Prince Bismarck have been postponed until- the completion of the mausoleum. Capt. N. Robbing, superintendent of the Eleventh life-saving district, comprising all statfons 011 Italic Michigan, la dead at .Bailey's Harbor, Wis. The populists, silver republicans and democrats of Nebraska haw effected fu sion with a state ticket htadi-d by William A. Pointer l'or governor. President MeKinli-y has telegraphed his inability to attend liu- national encamp ment of the I'nion Veterans' union in Rock Island. HI., next week. Admiral Dewey and Gen. Herritt have, it is said, reported to Washington a doubt 01" their ability to control the insurgents at Manila, and a massacre in that city Is Imminent.