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The herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, August 06, 1898, Image 1

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The Heroic Leader of the Red Cross Society, Who Is
Caring for Our Sick Soldiers at Santiago
Senor Sagasta Is Consulting With
the Ministers
McSOnlcy's Demand TM Ills Government Hold
Manila Causes a Sensation—The
President Stands Pat
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5.—A special from Washington says that
the president has decided on the men to be selected for the peace com
mission. Ex-President Harrison, according to the information at hand,
is to be chairman of the commission; Senator Cnshman K. Davis will
be the second member, and Richard Olney, ex-secretary of state, is to be
the third member.
MADRID, Aug. s.—(Special to The Herald.) Sagasta continued his
conferences today with political leaders. A large majority favors peace,
but there are exceptions. Sagasta informed the leaders of the contents of
the American note, and said: "Besides the demands already made known,
the United States demands the possession of Manila and Subig ba •.'*
Cambon asked and obtained from President McKinley a change from
the word "possession," but the change does not alter the meaning.
The revelation caused a sensation. It was understood that the United
States only pretended at temporary occupation, pending arrangements for
the future regime of the Philippines. It is believed that the powers will
object to the permanent possession of Manila and Subig bay.
MADRID, Aug. 5.—6 p. m.—(By the Associated Press.) In the con
ference between Senor Sagasta and Senor Silvela, the latter urged that it
was imperative to summon the cortes for the negotiation of a treaty of
peaoe. Gen. Polavieja, who was present, declined subsequently to speak
of the conference to representatives of the press, on the ground that his
duty as a soldier imposed secrecy upon him, but Gen. Azcarraga said that
if Spain possessed adequate resources the war would be continued, in order
to secure more acceptable conditions; otherwise peace ought to be imme
diately concluded.
WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—When the president closed his official
work today he had not received the reply of Spain, nor any intimation
as to how soon the reply might be expeoted. The French ambassador had
not been heard from throughout the day, and he, as well as our govern
ment officials, was waiting for Spain to give the final response. Two
days have now passed without a word officially from Spain, either in the
way of inquiry or response. From this it is clear that the Spanish cabinet
fully realizes that the time for argument, counter proposals or modifica
tion has gone by, and that there is ' "~ ~
only one simple issue to be met, name
ly, whether the American terms will
be accepted as a whole or rejected.
There is indeed reason to believe
that the Spanish government has
been directly advised that that stage
of the negotiations is past, and that
only the matter of an answer, favor
able or unfavorable, remains. That
the answer has not come quickly is
no surprise to the officials here, for
they realize the iremendous respon
sibility which Premier Sagasta must
assume in making these terms of
peace sufficiently palatable to the
Spanish populace and the political
leaders to permit their acceptance
without an internal convulsion. In
his conferences with the president
(Continued on Pago Four.)
\ NEW YORK, August 6. —A Madrid cable to the
l New York Sun, dated 4:40 this morning, says:
C At the cabinet meeting last night the ministers
I agreed upon a reply to the United States, accepting the
g principal of the American terms without prejudice to
a the discussion of certain essential points regarding the
I Philippines. They will communicate their decision to
I the queen regent today. Her agreement is considered
I assured. It is now believed that Sagasta will continue
I in power. The council approved a project to raise the
I total issue of bank notes to 2,500,000,000 pesetas.
General Shatter Reports Fifteen Deaths
in One lay
.. —« Manna twam* » .
Orders to lurry the Troops forth Will Be Promptly
Obeyed—lhe Men Are Glad to Return. •
Secretary Alger's Excises
WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—The following report of the sanitary condition of the American camp at San
tiago was made public at the war department this morning:
Santiago, Aug. 4.—Adjutant-General, Washington: Sanitary reports for August 3d: Total sick, 3778;
total fever, 2696; new cases fever, 449; cases of fever returned to duty, 585.
Deaths: July 31st, 1; August 2d. 2; August 3d, 6. SHAFTER.
The war department tonight posted the following:
Sanitary report for August 4th: Total sick, 3354; fever cases, 2548; total new cases of fever, 502;
total cases of fever returned to duty, 549.
Deaths, August 4th: Jos. Hynes, troop E, Third cavalry, malarial fever; David Mertener, troop E,
Third cavalry,'cause not reported; Peter L. Vanderboen, company L, Thirty-fourth Michigan, malarial fe
ver; H. L. Pease, company H, Eighth infantry, malarial fever; Patrick Nealey, company F, Thirty-fourth
Michigan, yellow fever; L. Pagner, company G, Thirteenth infantry, yellow fever; Fred Roper, company H,
Twenty-first infantry, yellow fever; Alfred Taylor, company H, Twenty-first infantry, yellow fever; Owen
Thornton, company B, Thirty-fourth Michigan, yellow fever; Paul Zamback, company B, First Illinois, yel
low fever; Charles Thoman, company A, Eighth Ohio, malarial fever; William Cronin. company G, Twenty
second infantry, malarial fever; William Murphy, company E, Eighth infantry, thermic fever exhaustion;
William Gibson, company G, seventh infantry, typhoid fever; Nathan J. Abbott, company B, Seventh in
fantry, typhoid fever. SHAFTER, Major-General Commanding.
WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—The day was dull at the war department, considering the existence of a
state of war, but for the publication in the newspapers of the "round robin," signed by the military com
manders at Santiago, and the short but sharp correspondence between Col. Roosevelt and Secretary Alger.
These afforded food for much discussion among all classes of officials, and the belief was general that there
are to be further interesting chapters in the correspondence, provided it is deemed harmless to the best in
terests of the army to allow further publication. In proof of the allegation that the war department had
bestirred itself to succor the unfortunate army in Santiago before the united protest was made, the follow
ing statement is given out by the secretary of war, regarding the shipment of troops north from Santiago:
"Until quite recently it was supposed that yellow fever was epidemic at Santiago, and it was not be
lieved that it would be safe to send shiploads of men north who were largely affected with yellow fever.
The disease, it was believed, would spread rapidly on shipboard, and result in the death and burial of many
at sea. On the 28th ult. the secretary of war telegraphed to Gen. Shafter that as soon as the fever subsided
the men of his command would be moved north to a camp that had been selected for them at Montauk point.
On the 30th of July Gen. Shafter telegraphed: 'Made known secretary of war's telegram that troops would
be moved north as soon as fever subsided, and it had a very good effect on the men.'
"When, however, the true condition was made known, an order was issued to Gen. Shafter to move his
command north as rapidly as possible, and all ships in the quartermaster's service possible to get to Santiago
were sent there, and the great liners St. Paul and St. Louis were also ordered there. All this was done be
fore the communication signed by Gen. Shafter and his generals was received, and before Col. Roosevelt's let
ter was published.
"Over 150 surgeons are at Santiago, and 176 immune nurses have been sent there, besides the usual
hospital corps that always attends such an army. There were have been fewer deaths in Santiago by yellow
(Continued on Page Four.)
Daughter off Gen. "Joe" Wheeler, Who Has Joined
CJara Barton as a Red Cross Nurse
r .i 1 -— " ■ l
The Porto Rico Campaign Is Going
Ahead Steadily
Sii]ps Get Scattered —MacJas Is Aixioms to Eg]
Trouble With Yoltraieer Officers.
Braille at Arroyo
PONCE, Porto Rico, August 5, via St. Thomas, D. W. 1., Aug. 5.—
Maj.-Gen. Miles is proceeding entirely without regard to peace negotia
tions. Krag-Jorgensens are being issued. The Second and Third Wiscon
sin are moving up to the Sixteenth Pennsylvania today. Col. Hulings
has captured 51.000 pounds of rice. Thus far the enemy has not mo
lested him.
Maj.-Gen. Brooke's landing at Arroyo is successful.
The troops from the Roumania, four batteries of the Twenty-seventh
Indiana, the First Missouri, the First Pennsylvania and the Fifth Illinois,
are disembarking there. The Morgan troop of the Fifth cavalry and tha
Mississippi commissaries have arrived here.
Lieut. Hunter of the artillery was slightly wounded by one of oui
pickets last night.
Capt. Edgar Hugart, who died of typhoid fever, has been buried witH
military honors.
Gen. Roy Stone is repairing the road to Arecibo, but a move there il
MADRID, Aug. s.—(Special to The Herald.) The government hai
given orders that the minister of war shall not force resistance in Porto
Rico to the utmost. This is at the instigation of Premier Sagasta, who de*
plores any unnecessary loss of life, knowing that Porto Rico will inevit*
ably fall into the hands of the Americans. Capt.-Gen. Macias has been
instructed to obtain terms like those obtained by Gen. Toral, or better,
so as to save Spanish honor as much as possible.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. — (By the Associated Press.) Two messages
were received at the war department today f rqm Ponce, the first announc*
ing the death of a brilliant young army officer, and the second, from Gen,
Miles himself, touching on the trouble in the Sixth Massachusetts,which
was the subject of official inquiry by Secretary Alger yesterday. Details
of the latter telegram are not obtainable, but it is apparent that Gen,
Miles is determined to repress sternly, at the very beginning, any de«
parture from military discipline, even among the volunteer element ia
his command. As near as can be gathered, the officers of the Sixth de«
clined to submit to an examination which was prescribed by the brigade
officers, through proper authority, and upon the insistence of the latter
they sought to resign their commissions. Gen. Miles himself is dealing
with the case, and if he should de»
cide to allow these officers to resign,
or discharge them from the servica
of the United States, and the lattee
is possible, the governor of Massa*
chusetts will be called upon to ajn
point their successors.
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Twelve Pages
It can be said that up to this time
the officials are thoroughly satisfied
with Gen. Miles' conduct of the Porto
Rican campaign, and they do not
hesitate to admit that the events that
have occurred since his landing at
Guanico fully justify the arbitrary
change made by him in the carefully
laid plans of the department for the
conduct of the campaign.
BOSTON, Aug. s.—Gov. Woloott
was today offioia" rnied of ths
resignation of the colonel and lien*

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