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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 311. SHAFTER'S TROOPS Tie First Shipload Arrives From Santiago Camps Another List of Dead—Rushing tie Tramspoita tton of Troops—Wool Ms Robbery of tie People BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPECIAL, WIRE New York, Aug. 6.—The U. S. Transport Louisiana, Captain Frank Kemble, which left Santiago August 1, arrived at quarantine at 3:30 p. m., after a passage of five days. The Louisiana brings forty convalescent offi cers and men under the care of Surgeon Gardiner of the Red Cross society and Mrs Gardiner. Health Officer Doty found all on board in a very satisfactory condi tion. The sanitary condition of the transport was excellent. The Louisiana brings twelve pouches of mail from Santiago, which will be fumigated Ivfore they are forwarded to the general postoffice. Among the officers on the Louisiana were Lieutenant Colonel P. W. E. Salazar and his brother, Major C. W. De Salazar, and Captain Mitchell Ellis, all of General Lacret's staff, Cuban army. None of the above officers were at Santiago at or near the surrender of General Toral. They came direct from Cuban headquarters al Cubitas to Santiago, where they went on board the Louisiana. They declined to talk when seen at quarantine. The Death Roll Santiago, Aug. 6. —Sanitary report for August 5: Total sick, 3697; total fever, 2532; new cases fever, 434; cases fever returned to duty, 601. Deaths August 5: First Lieut. James B. Steele, signal corps, yellow fever. Private Warren Green, Company H, 24th infantry, yellow fever. (. nrporal George Maufman, Company D, First Illinois, yellow fever. Corporal Martin C. Nottingham, Company M, 33rd Michigan, acute meningitis. Archie Beattie, Company C, First Illinois, yellow fever. / Edward Perm, Company 8., 24th infantry, malarial fever. I Private B. C. Hayes, Company B, 21st infantry, malarial fever. °r:vate F. W. Caney, Company H, 9th Massachusetts, malarial fever. Private Thomas V. Gilber, Company D, J4th Michigan, malarial fever. S. J. Magor, Company C, 2nd Massachusetts, yellow fever. Deaths August 6: Private Robert Ramsey, Company C, 24th infantry, yellow fever. Sergeant Jesse J. Griffith, Company C, Ist Illinois, yellow fever. Ambrose Wein, 7th infantry, yellow fever. Start Home Today Washington, Aug. 6. —The war department officials now say that Shatter's army will begin embarking in earnest tomorrow, the transports which are arriving being obliged to take on stores tor the homeward trip. These, however, will be limited in qmntity in order to avoid unnecessary delay and only ten days rations will be placed aboard ship. Col. Hecker, in charge of transportation, said that he believed it would be scarcely nec essary for the transports to make two trips for in addition to the ships al ready at Santiago there will be available for transport purposes the steam ers which are carrying to Santiago the immune regiments which are to re place the fifth army corps at that point. The Maria Teresa The Merritt-Chapman Wrecking company has informed the navy de partment that the wreckers have succeeded in floating the Spanish cruiser Maria Teresa and are about to start her under her own steam to Norfolk. The navy has nothing to do with this voyage, the wreckers having con traded to deliver all of the vessels of Cevera's fleet that might be recov ered at Santiago. It is fully expected at the navy department that the Maria Teresa will require very extensive repairs, having suffered not only from shot, shell and tire, but from a month's submersion in the quickly fouling water of South Cuba, also. However, the repairs will certainly be made, lor the sentimental reason alone is strong enough to warrant the ex pendUure of money enough to put the ship into serviceable condition. Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 6, 6 military governor of Santiago, this afternoon called a meeting of the butchers and retail provision dealers of the city, with the object of form ulating a tariff for the sale of nec essaries of life for which the dealers have lately been charging exorbitant rates. All the dealers were highly indignant at the interference of the military authority in commercial matters, but General Wood gave them until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning to agree on moderate prices under penalty of a revocation of their licenses and the closing of their shops. A permanent scale of prices will be ffxed. At Quarota'tiamio Guantanamo Bay, July 31.— (Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—For a whole week the bulk of the North Atlantic squadron under I Rear Admiral Sampson has lain in this pleasant, land locked harbor. Injuries to the battleships from bat tle and from extra hard usage were •> being repaired and the Vul \can, the traveling blacksmith and L 'repair ship, was busy indeed. (Continued on Page Five.) Stops Extortion p. m.—General Leonard Wood, the THE THREE PEACE COMMISSIONERS TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES THE HERALD THE SEVEN STEPS Spain's Acceptance loes Not End the War at Once Formalities to Be Obscired—Spain's Reply Will Require No Answer—The War Claims Question SPECIAL TO THE HERALD. Washington, August 6.—Major Morrison, judge advocate general of the army, briefly summarized for your correspondent the various steps in peace negotiations which will follow the official acceptance. First —The president and the government at Madrid will agree upon an armistice for the cessation of hostilities Second—This agreement to suspend war pending the drafting of the treaty will be communicated by both governments to their armies in the field as speedily as possible. Third—Until the commanding generals are officially notified they will proceed accord ing to their orders. Fourth—An armistice terminates aggressive warfare, but it does not prevent either party sending troops to the territoty already occupied by its armies. Fifth —The United States can continue to send troops to Porto Rico or Santiago. Sixth —The blockade of Havana need not necessarily be raised. Seventh—As to Manila, the terms precedent require that'the United States occupy the city and bay and the armistice will be followed at once by an order from Madrid to allow General Merritt's troops to occupy the city. No Answer Received Washington, August 6.—Spain's answer 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 through 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. Will Need No Reply Madrid, August 6, evening.—The cabinet today approved the basis of the reply to the peace conditions proposed by the United States. Duke Almodovar del Rio, the minister of foreign affairs, is charged with revising the reply, which will be read and approved at the cabinet council tomorrow morning. It is stated on good authority that the Spanish reply will give no occasion for a further response to the United States. The Question of Claims Washington, August 6. —The announcement that the United 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 filing of a large number of claims with the state department. Very many of these are not based on events occurring during the last rebellion but date back many years, and relate to damages sus tained through municipal maladministration and such things On the other hand there are now Spanish claims to the amount of $8,000,000 against the United States, that in the event of a joint claims committee being authorized would be proved offsets to many Americans here. A large number of these claims are made by Spanish citizens on account of property destroyed or appropriated by the confederate troops during the civil war, thus having exactly the same basis as a number of claims filed by American citizens against the Spanish government for property seized or destroyed by insurgents in Cuba. Another class of these claims is of recent date flowing from the abortive efforts of the commissioners and special courts created by congress to "settle the Florida claims." It is believed to be probable, however, that in the adjustment of peace terms our gov ernment will ignore all claims save those preferred by American citizens for losses sustained in Cuba, allowing the others to be arranged for later on by a joint committee. Queen's Counselors Madrid, August 6, 2 p. m. —The queen regent this morning conferred with Senor Silvela, the conservative leader; with the duke of Tetuan, the former minister for foreign j LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 1898 (Continue.! on Page Four.) GOOD SHIPS SAIL ioiotali Troops Start From tie Golden Gate Tie Fleet for Manila—Reception to tne Seventh Is a Success—News of tie North ern Camps BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPECIAL WIRE San Francisco, August 6.—The transports Lakme and Charles Nelson, which received detachments of the New York regiment and engineer corps yesterday, left early this morning for Honolulu. The vessels went into tho stream last night and anchored off Meiggs' wharf, awaiting final orders. At 6 oclock this morning the Nelson hoisted anchor, and, without any of the ceremonies which have marked the departure of previous transports, started on her voyage for Honolulu. The Lakme, in a similar manner, started on her voyage at 9 oclock, and an hour later the ship Tacoma, with horses and mules on board, was towed out to sea, and catching a fair wind spread all her canvas and at a clipping gait started for her long voyage to Manila. Movement of Ships The soldiers on the Lakme and Nelson were in high spirits, for they realized that they were destined to the paradise of the Pacific, where a boun teous welcome was awaiting them, and where their duties will be of the lightest character. The Scandia and Arizona will probably be ready by the end of next week for the reception of troops, but just when they will start for Manila is indefinite. The ships of the first transpoat fleet are expected to arrive home in about ten days and with the Scandia and Arizona will form the fifth expedition for Manila. The Pekin, Australia and City of Sydney will require but a few days to put them in condition to make the second voyage to Manila, and the expedi tion will be under the command of Brigadier General King. The Scandia and Arizona will take the Seventh California regiment, two battalions of the Eighteenth and Twenty-third regiments and 900 recruits for the regiments which have already departed. A!J the Troops to Go It is estimated that before September 15 all the troops now in the camp here will been dispatched to Manila, for, with the return of the first transport fleet and its second departure, the bulk of the men in the camp can be taken care of. The second fleet will probably return before the end of August, and these ships, consisting of the China, Colon, Zealandia and Senator, will more than suffice to tike the troops left in the camp after the Australia, Pekin and Sydney have sailed. The governor of lowa has communicated to the Fifty-first regiment now here that he has been in conference with the secretary of war concerning their fate. He says that Secretary Alger has promised that if transports can be secured, they will without doubt be sent to the Philippines. Resting com fortably on this assurance, the Fifty-first lowa are confident that, be it next month or next year, they will yet sail out of the Golden State. The Seventh's Reception No effort was spared to make the reception and entertainment given tonight at Mechanics' pavilion by Golden Gate commandery, K. of T., to the volunteers of the three California regiments a pronounced succcess. Besides the drill by the Seventh California regiment there were many other entertaining features. The drill program included a long list of military evolutions. The military features of the entertainment concluded with a review ot the soldiers by Major General Merriam. Deserting Camp flerritt San Francisco, Aug. 6. —Camp Merritt is growing smaller by de. grees. On Monday the First Tennessee regiment will move to the Presidio reservation, and then the only troops remaining at Camp Merritt will be the forces designated to comprise the fifth Manila expedition; the steamers Arizona and Scandia, now almost ready to receive the soldiers, will take away the last of the Camp Merritt battalions. Red Cross Surgeons The Red Cross surgeons to care for the men to be sent home from Manila will go out with the next fleet of transports from this port. This will be in accordance with a request from the medical department of the United States army. The Red Cross Society is gathering all necessary equipment and medicines for the equipment of the hospital ship. Camp Notes It is officially announced tonight that ihe Utah battery C artillery has been ordered to the Presidio. This means they will not go to Manila, but will be quartered permanently at the Presidio. Col. Park Henshaw of the Eighth California volunteers announced to- 24 Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS night that he will have an exhi bition drill here some night next week which will be 1200 strong. Spain Disgusted Madrid, Aug. 6.—The news from Poato Rico is received with great dis appointment. The Spaniards are dis gusted with the welcome the natives have given the Americans and the volunteers have thrown their arms down. The general opinion is that it is not worth while to risk lives and spend millions for the sake of territo ries which are worse than disloyal to the mother country.