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Span's Answer to Peace
Terms Arrives at the
French Embassy.
It Is in Cipher and It Is a Slow
Prooess Putting It Into
thought to Be Somewhat Lengthy
—Feared It May Not Answer
Our Demands Direct.
Has Been Very Carefully Worded and
Hay Present New Comph
Tbli Government, However, Ready to
Strain a Point In Favor of tbe
Defeated''Nation, "o
Washington, Aug. 8. The dispatch
received at the French embassy, it is
.learned, was the Spanish anfewer to
America's terms of pe.ace. It was in
cipher, and is guite long. The embassy
staff began, its translation at once, but
it will take some time to complete the
^7 Slow in Coming.
Washington, Aug. 8.—Spain's answer
to the deihands of the United States is
now on the way to Washington, but it
"is coming with a slowness almost pain
ful in view of the earnest desire to
•know whether the acceptance is com
plete or qualified. The reply had not
reached here during the early hours
of the day. The French ambassador
and staff awaited it until a latd" hour
Sunday night and then concluded that
it would be here Monday. There are
Bo l$6s than five translations, four of
tjiem cipher, in the transmission be
tween Madrid and Washington. After
the Spanish cabinet meeting Sunday
night, the response was reduced to the
Spanish cipher and then sent to tho
Spanish ambassador at Paris, Senor
Leon Castillo, by whom it was to be
deciphered, and translated into
French, after which Senor Pastille
would deliver it to the French foreign
office, to be reduced to the French
cipher, for transmission iolhe French
.ambassador here. These moves, in
cluding work 011 the cipher code, calls
•by Castillo, by the foreign office and
time required-for cabling,'will take, it
•is calculated, some eight or ten hours.
Under the circumstances, the impres
in all official quarters
up to midday that the response would
not be placed in the hands of the presi
dent until quite late in the day at best.
A Docnmcnt of Ciiimlilcralilo Length.
The impression is growing in offi
cial quarters that the Spanish answer,
While in the nature of a concession of
the American demand, is not a brief
and simple acceptance, without reser
vation or condition. Then: isT^o direct
official advice on this point, but all
'.the press advices from Madrid indicate
''•that the response is a document of con
siderable length, prepared with la
borious eare, and tliat it has several
features which may not appear in the
conditions presented by the United
States. Whether an acceptance of this
character will be regarded by the au
thorities here as .sufficiently responsive
to'the American demands is a matter
exciting much conjecture. In some
quarters it is being urged lliat so long
as Spain accepts the essential principle
required by the United States the dis
position here will be to deal with the
defeated enemy in a generous spirit on
minor jdetails. It is probable that this
will be 1 lie view presented by the
French ambassador in ease tlie Spanish
•reply is not a ::iinple, categorical ac
ceptance of the American terms. On
,the other hand, it is believed that a re
sponse which opens up diplomatic con
troversy and gives the conditions
much broader scope than a.-, originally
framed at Washington, may not meet
with approval here. For instance, the
Madrid advices seem to imply that the
answer is based on an immediate cessa
tion of hostilities, but the view among
the officials here is that hostilities will
1 not cease 011 the submission of a condi
tional response, but that they will pro
gress steadily until the American con
ditions progress entirely beyond the
stage of possible diplomatic complica
tion over details. There is a strong
disposition in some influential quarters
to 1 ave hostilities continue 11111 il the
netual evacuation of Havana and Puerto
Rico begins by the embarkation of
Spanish troops. It is probable that the
Spanish reply will be in the hands of
the government il, time for consid
eration at the regular cabinet meeting,
when the sufficiency or insufficiency of
the response can be determined.
Tbe tiuMxIe I* ##fr.
Washington, Aug: 8. The war de
partment has received a report from
Gen. Giljnore saying that the Oussfe,
which was reported wrecked, is safe.
Aldricli Oha3.
Curator, l^sSjL
Historical Dept
U*rctov*rt'1|r--V iy.tvJ'1 TT
Buries the Hatchet—Says Spain Had
to Quit llecuuse All Europe
1 Was Aifitlnfft ller.
New York, Aug. 8.—According to ad
vices received from Havana by the
Cuban junta Capt. Gen. Blanco appre
ciates the fact that he must soon with
draw himself and his forces from the
island of Cuba. lie assumed
In explaining Spain's defeat in
his proclamation Capt, Gen. Blanco
informs his readers that Spain, having
suffered so much in the present war,
could not resist the interference of
the,fjyreign powers and go tQ war with
all countries at once, so she was com
pelled to accede to their dictation and
sue for peace. Havana, he says, will be
given over to Americans and Cubans,
andHhe Spaniards will be forced to
Capt. Gen. Blanco assures the sol
diers and all Spanish residents who
wish to return to Spain or go to other
Spanish possessions that they will get
free transportation, given by their
mother country to their destination,
and will be protected from interfer
ence from either Cubans or Americans.
He,suggests that the Cubans be for
given and no longer regarded as ene
mies and that no unkind feelings be
Transports Scandia and Ariaoaa to
Get OR with Troiip* for the Phil
ippines In IJtw Days.
San Francisco, Aug. S.—The big
transports Scandia and Arizona may
sail for the .Philippines by the end of
the week, but not before. There is
a growing belief that they may not
carry so many men as was at first in
tended, and that the beginning of
peace negotiations will mean the mus
tering out of most- of the troops re
maining at Camp Merritt and.the Pre
sidio. Gen. Merritt has now with him
or on the way to Manila 35,000 men.
Nearly 5,000'tons of eoininissarj- stores
will go on the Scandia and Arizona.
The only movements of troops dur
ing the curly part, of the week will be
the beginning of their march to the
Yosemite Of the Utah cavalry, and per
haps the sailing of 15u members of the
First New York regiment on the Mari
posa. No arrangements have been
perfected yet for 1 he .rest of the reg
ulars, and they are likely to remain
here for several weeks, unlesssome ves
sel not now in sight takes them. Maj.
Gen. Merriam himself is anxious to
go to Honolulu to look over tho new
territory auded to his department, but
he states positively that he will not
leave here until the way is clear to
send all. the troops ordered to sail for
Fro-mliimt San Frniiel.senn 1*u»»cn
Aivrty-Skcit'h of IHn
San Fraieiseo. Aug. 8.—Kx-Ma.vor
Sutro died at o'clock Monday
[Adolph Sntro was born at Aix-Ia-Chap
elle, Prussia, April 29, 1S30. He received a
liberal education. and after business re
verses hi' Iri-s own country, came to the
I'niud States with his mother and ten
other chikhvn Jr. IS^U. Adolph Sutro started
almost Immediately for California, arriving
at San Francisco. November 21, 1850. He
first engaged in mercantile pursuits, but
later ventured into mining. In 18GQ he vis
ited the Oomstock lode. Mr. Sutro con
ceived the idea of tunneling the lode, and
with the cooperation of 41 companies oper
ating: 011 the lode, the work was Com
menced. Later
Sutro returned to San
Francisco and engaged In other pursuits,
but always interested himself in mining.
He bought real estate all over this city In
early days, and as the city grew the value
of this property Increased tremendously.
He was elected mayor four years ago and
served one term. Mr. Sutro was the largest
Individual property owner In San Francis
co, and his wealth is estimated at about
flasket 1'ju* 1111 rued.
l'uinesville, O., Aug. 8.—The large
plant of the Kobiii«on Basket company,
the largest grape basket factory in the
United States, was entirely destroyed
by fire early Sunday morning. The lire
started in the dry kiln, and the fire de
partment was unable to do anything to
wards extinguishing the flames, owing
to there being no water in the vicinity.
The total Rjs^'is estimated at $100,000
insurance, $55,Ou0.
liiimoiit'M Gar Wrwked
Seattle, Wash., Aug. b\—_\ews has
been received here that the private
ear of Daniel Lalnont, Mce president
of the Northern*Pacific railroad, was
badly wrecked Sunday oh the Seat tic 1
& International road between Getshell
and Arlington, about 50 miles from
this city. Fortunately no one,was
Chpmbsrlin has another new ad th:°s
J.W.'b- T'.'f'W
nese of demeanor which compares
strangely with his previous bombastic
attitude and frequently expressed de
termination to hold out in Havana to
the death, and he is treating the in
surgents with great consideration. In
a recent proclamation he made known
to the Spanish people of Cuba that
Spain, through the intervention of for
eign powers, had been forced to the dis
graceful issue of suing for peace and
that there would be no more war and
no further use for soldiers. lie of
fered a pardon to all Cuban political
prisoners, and more thun 150 were re
leased in Havana.
Gen. Shafter Saya It Caused Great
er Alarm Than Was
Troops Were Worn Out with Hard
Campaigning uml the piNeuNe
Found Ready Victim* Fresh
Troops AV111 Be Safe from Serious
Dancer from the Fever.
Washington, Aug. S.—Gen:J Shatter
has telegraphed the president regard
ing the publication of the "rounfi
robin" signed by the general oflieers of
his command as follows
"I can very readily see what Intense ex
citement the publication must have oc
casioned a great deal more than the situ
ation warranted. Situation is greatly
aggravated from th,e fact that before any
of the men were taken ill they were thor
oughly exhausted. At least 75 per cent, of
the command had been down with malarial
fever, from which Jhe\recover very slow
ly and are In no condition to stand an at
tack of yellow fever .or dysentery. Placed
here aow In the condition' in which they
were when they came here I do not believe
they tfbuld be in" any particular danger.
The regiment of lmmun'es that recently ar
rived Is not suffering at all, and I don't
believe they will. They can keej out of
the sun, are well clothed and well' fed.
What put my command ih Its present con
dition was the 20 days of the campaign
whsa they had nothing buV meat, bread
and coffee, without change of clothes, with
out any shelter whatuvor, and during the
period twice as stonny as it has been since
the surrender. Frus.h.troops"reaching here
in the middle of August with good camps,
good water, abundance of tentage—which
they will lind hero—need not apprehend
strious danger. I thank you for the high
regard in wlilch you hold my command and
tho value of the service they have ren
dered. It pays for all the .suffering we have
endured. I have read this to Gees. Wheel
er, l.awton, Bates and Kent, who concur
with me in the view expressed above."
Shuftcr Jiot K't'slon.Nihil*.
Washington, Aug. Gen. Shafter.
in a report to tho w,ar department, em
phatically denies that he is responsible
for the inadequate provision made for
the sick and wounded brought from
Santiago ue Cuba to the United States
011 the Seneca and Concho. Everything
possible, he says, was sent with the sick
and wounded. The .matter of shortage
of water, he says, is, inexcusable. He
concludes his report as,' follows:
"There is no exfcuio for lack of food, as
there has at all timijs bc-en plenty of that.
1 have no doubt that manytmore were put
on the ship than should have been, ow
ing to the great desire to set home, as they
had the fear of yellow fever, "and were al
most wholly without hospital accommoda
"Thesiek and wounded had only the cloth
ing on that they wore into the battle and,
of course, that was ragged and worn out
by the time they reached home. There
was none to issue to them at the time they
ltft, and their own extra clothing they
could r.ot yet a't.. There has never been
a case of suffering here that could be rem
edied by the ml'ans at/hand that was not
attei.t.'ed to. The surgeons have, worked
as weii as any menithat ever lived, and
their complaint has been universal of lack
of means and facilities.
"I do not complain of this, for no one
could have foreseen all that would be re
quired, but ,1'jWlll not quietly submit to
having the onus laid or. me for the lack of
these hospital facilities."
rri'imrliiu lor Truuii*.
Xew York, Aug. S.—A dozen ambu
lances from-the lied^Cross society have
arrived^ at Montauk Point, and Col.
Forward is going on with his prepa
rations to provide for the care of the
sick soldiers Who are to arrive from
Santiago tie Cuba. There may be
trouble in providing an ample supply
of water. The work of driving the
wells is progressing slowly. At pres
ent it looks -as if the waterworks will
be the main drawback to the camp.
When the works^are completed, how
ever, it "is generally expected that
there will be ,a 'supply of water for'
20,000 troops, asywell as thousands of
horses and mules!"
Opcath'nf llrlar. Gen. Poland.
Washington, Aug. 8.—The war de-
partment Monday received notifica
tion of the death of Brig. Gen. John S.
Poland, of typhoid fever at Asheville,
N. C.
[He was born at Princeton. Ind., October
14, 1S3G, and w.as graduated from West
Point In 1861, and assigned to the Second
Infantry. He was promoted to first lieu
tenant July 6, 1S61 captain, June 27, 1882,
and rose to his present grade of colonel of
the Seventeenth United States infantry
August 1, 1891. -He was appointed brigadier
general of volunteers May 14, 1898. His first
active service was in the Manassas cam
paign of July, lStil, being in the battle of
Bull Run. The other battles in which he
participated were the siege of Yorktown,
Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Manassas, An
tietam, Shepardstown, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsvtlle.andGettysburg, and
engaged In the defense of the capital
against Gen. Early's raiders. For gallant
and meritorious services at the battles of
Antietam, Shepardstown and Fredericks
burg he was made brevet major and was
made brevet lieutenant colonel at the bat
tle of Chancellorsville.]
OR to Sautlatro.
Springfield, 111., Aug. S.—The Eighth
Hlinois volunteer regiment left Mon
day afternoon for Xew York, there to
take the steamer Yale for Santiago,
where they are ordered to relieve the
First Illinois regiment. Maj. B. B. Hay,
paymaster, visited Camp Tanner Mon
day morning and paid out almost
Leader of the Union Men at Oahkoih,
Wis., Ia Kept In Jail
Over Sunday.
Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. S.—The striking
woodworker? here were deprived of a
leader over Sunday on account of a
clever coup executed by the mill.men.
Mr.Thoniasl. Kidd, the recognized lead
er of the strikers, was arrested a sec
ond time Saturday night and kept in
I custody over Sunday, thereby prevent
ing him from attending the usual Sun
day labor meeting and advising the
strikers as to the next step to be taken
by them. The arrest was made ou a
civil action for damages brought by
the Paine Lumber company in connec
tion with the strike and subsequent
riots. The striker:* were led to suppose
Mr. Kidd had left the city of his own
accord, and did not know he was under
::rrest. To prevent- any possible trSuble
he was taken to_a neighboringcity over
Strong guards of special police were
stationed at the various mills Monday
morning, but there was 110 disturbance,
the strikers merely sending out pick
ets to note the number of men who
went to work. It is confidently pre
dicted, however, that'tho trouble is not
over, and there are rumors that the
next point chosen for a demonstra
tion by the strikers is the'Paine Lum
ber company's factory. This is the
thirteenth week of the strike, and with
few exceptions their ranks are still
Cui-zou'llua Aoecpted.
London, Aug. S.—The Evening News
says it learns positively that George
X. Curzon, tho parliamentary secre
tary of the foreign office, has aceept
ed the vieeroyalty of India^ in sueces
sion to the curl of Elgin.
The India office informs the press
that it is unable to definitely confirm
the report, but the indications point,
it is added, to Mr. Curzon's appoint
I ment as viceroy of India.
Jiill Storming Mob fired I'pon^
I Tampa, Flu.. Aug. S.—Early in the
morning a 1110b tried to rescue three
negro teamsters of the regular army
incarcerated in the jail here. An armed
guard ordered theiu to desist, but the
mob opened fire 011 the jail. A volley
was poured into the crowd from the up
per story of the building, and,"Several
shots took effect. The wounded were
carried away by their comrades and the
raid was unsuccessful.
So Shin ^eeki-a.
Loudon, Aug. 8.—A special from
Lloyd^s agent at St. Johns, X. F., says
he regards the reported wreck of a
trans-Atlaptic line steamship in the
straits of Belle Isle as being without
foundation in fact......
V--.& ••'**•.
Then Consent* to Disperse.
•'^.1'-V n.-i '.
,. '. '.j^T'
White Woman and Two Negroes
the Objects of a Tennessee
Mob's Wrath.
Xesron Arreoted Deelarc That The
Were Hired by Mrs. Orr to Com
mit the Sturdier—Jndse Promises a
a Speedy Trial, and the Crowd
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. S. The peo
ple of Clarendon, Monroe county, are
fearfully wrought up over an assas
sination that took place there on July
30 and the developments which took
place on Saturday and Sunday. On
the night of July 30, J. T. Orr, j. prom
inent hardware merchant of Claren
don, was murdered in hishotise,
and now
his wife and two negroes are in jail,
the'negroes being charged with the
lrftirder direct, and M.rs. Orri§ charged
with having procured their services to
make way with her husband. There
was 6 demonstration there at night
and a lyrfching bee may yet be the
Orr was most foully murdered, hav
ing been shot through the window of
his home. The search for the guilty
patties -was unfruitful until Saturday,
when the sheriff learned bf a state
ment being made by a yoking woman
that Mrs. Orr knew something of the
assassination. It wa's charged thatshe
hired a negro named Pennis Record to
kiil Mr. Orr. A. negro named Manse
Castle, however, volunteered to do the
work for the"same amount, so it was
stated. Record, Castle and Mrs. Orr
were immediately placed under ar
rest. Sunday Castle said that he killed
Orr and chaVged that Mrs. Orr had
hired him to do the work.
Sunday night a great crowd gathered
in the public square, and it looke'd for
a time as if there would be a lynching.
Judge Thomas who had just returned
from Des ^rc, made a speech and made
an urgent appeal to the crowd not to
mob the prisoners. He announced he
would at once adjourn court at Lonoke
and try *he prisoners. The crowd dis
persed, and Mrs. Orr, who had been
kept in the courthouse since her ar
rest, was conducted to the jail.
Orr's life was insured for $3,000 in
the Knights of Pythias and Macca
bees. His wife is the beneficiary. While
Castle charges that Mrs. Orr hired
him to do the job, there are some con
servative Citizens who believe thatMrs.
Orr is guiltless and that a trial will
clear her. There will be an examining
trial Tuesday.
Said Thut lie Will.He One of tlie'l'race
Commissioners and Will Then
Retire to Private Life.
Xew York, Aug. 8. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: In con
nection with the probable selection of
Secretary Day as one of the peace
commissioners, it is stated that he will
at an early date retire from the office
of secretary* of state, and, after con
cluding his labors as a'member of the
commission, resume the practice of
law in Canton. Although this is the
first public announcement that Secre
tary Day intends to retire from pub
lic life, it has long been known to his
most intimate friends that when he ac
cepted the portfolio he did so with the
understanding that he would resign
his 'office immediately arfter peace had
been restored between Spain and the
United States.
DlKRwtei* cm Hozul Near Cleveland,
O.-Jluny InJiircU Hilt
None Katall.v.
Cleveland. ,p., Aug. S.—A collision 011
the Lorain it Cleveland electric railroad
occurred at night two miles east of
the power, house at Avon Point, 15
miles west of here. People were thrown
forward in both cars, which were stove
1 in badly, and. about 14 of the passen
gers were more or less injured, though
none of them fatally.
The crash came dm-ing a blinding
A head-end collision also occurred at
Willoughby, 20 mile.s _ea.st, ^between a
special car
tho I'aine&ville & East­
ern Suburban line and a regular motor.
Misunderstanding of orders caused the
accident. Elever. persons were injured,
many seriously, but none fatally.
Fire In St.
St. Louis, Aug. 8.—The plant of the
St. Louis Dressed Deef & Provision com
pany, located on he Missouri Pacific
railway tracks between Manchester
road and Gratiot street, was partly de
stroyed by lire Sunday afternoon. The
cattle sheds, hide house, sausage room,
pork cooler and fertilizer building were
destroyed. The total" damage being
$50,000 fully insured.
A Costly Flie.
New York, Aug. 8.—The Kings pat
ent,,plaster mills at New' 'Erighton,
Richmond borough, took fire Saturday
night and before t}ie blaze had been ex
tinguished damage Estimated at $100,
000 had'hppn done bv fire and water.
Spanish Three Thousand Strong
.Charged American Forces.
HIoHtrey and Three Transports Have Ar
rived at Manilla.—Latest
War Newsa
(Special to the Eevicw). j.
Big battle took place at Manila on
night of July 11.
Spanish three thousand strong charg
ed American forces time after time for
four hours and were repulsed with loss
ot' two hundred killed aud three hun
dred wounded. Americans lost nine
aud forty wounded.
Troops engaged tirst battalion Cali
fornia volunteers, tenth Pennsylvania,
battery A, of Utah.
Our volunteers made glorious defense.
Insurgeuts took no part but were in
terested spectators.
Monterey and three transports have
arrived at Manila.
Secretary of war has ordered no more
troops sent to Philipines which means
peace has been reached.
Miles advancing on San Juan and
says will not stop until ordered from
express Mall Special Jumps the Track
Owing to a Mlsplucedi Switch
in Massachusetts.
Canton, Mass., A«ig. St—S?hisee men.
were killed
a tfOmber of mail
clerks were severely injured at Can
ton Junction, on the New York,
KILLED—James 3held6u.
INJURED—Joseph KJllen. Peter Carroll,
L. H. Butterfleld, F. D.1 Lincoln, C.
Haven & Hartiord^iWroad, by an ex
press-mail special fromTlfew York to
Boston jumping th(? tracks.
G. K. Knowlton. flpefman.
James Schufeldt,* engineer, riding In the
Buckland, W. A. Seymqur,^. E. Denny.
There were 14 mail clerks on the
train, and Schufeldt, who was riding
in the cab, was the engineer of a gravel
train, and was on his way to work, at
Mansfield. Sheldon and Knowlton lived)
at Providence. Schufeldt's home was
at Mansfield, Mass.
The accident was, caused by a mis
placed switch. The special was run
ning at high speed' an a down grade.
At the bottom, of the slope the switch
at a siding failed tp work, and in in
instant the ears were of! tho track.
The engine and forward ear wt5l
turned' over on tjh^r aides and the other ''i
three cars were* flirown from their
trucks. Thef locomotive wa^ complete
ly demolished,aii4 fho forward car"tvas
Prominent Resident" of St. Lonil
Passes 'Away Sketch ot
His Career.
St. Louis, Aug, 8.—Col. James O.
Broaclhead. minister to Switzerland
under Cleveland, is dead as the result
of a disease of which he has been Wast
ing away for some time. He leaves a
widow and three children.
[Col. Broadhead.who wasborn Ir. Virginia,
came to this state when 16 years of age.
Soon after becoming of afro he engaged In
the practice of law. At the breakingoutof
the civil 'war ho did much to preserve Mis
souri to the union and in tho summer of
J?til he was appointed provost marshal of
this department. In 1S75 lie became a mem
ber of the law lirtn'of Broadhead, Slayback
& Haeu£sler, ore of his associates beftig
Col. Siayback, whQsa tragic death in ISS3
caused such a sensation la this city. Col.
Broadhead was elected to congress In 1882.
At the beginning of President Cleveland's
second term Mr. Broadhead was appointed
Vnited States minister to
Broadhead was one of the leaders ot th®
democratic party of the county for a num
ber of years and at the national democratic
convention in 1S7S lv« received a good many
votes for president. Including the JO votes of
Acclileut to Construction Train In
Miuuc«ota—Two 3U-u Killedi
Seven Injured.
Cass Lake, Minn, Aug. S.—A terrible
accident, causing the loss of two lives,
seriously niangling.and maiming seven
more, occurred Sunday morning'.-12
miles west of here. A construction
train with 100bridgemen and labo»ers
engaged in tl?e extension line of the
Great Northern railway to Fosston
left here to take tho men to work.
Twelve miles out it struck obstructions
on the track. The bridgemen aqd la
borers were riding on flat cars. Jfour
flat cars with their loads of htpnan
freight were derailed. Two laborers
weije Killed outright. •,Bridge Contrac
tor Tom Mathews had his rightk leg
crushed off brakenmn Berry haa his
left foot crtislicd off.
Took Ills O.vu l.lfi-.
Chicago, Aug. 5.—J. 11. Banks, 29
y^ears postmaster of Willow Springs,
committed suicide in the Bi iggs house
early Sunday morning by shooting
himself. The only reason his friends
give for the suicide is that he t^s in
sane.. He left home apparently i'nhigb
spirits and had $300' cash with. Ujn,.but
his money was gone when
found dead.

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