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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 316. THREE VICTIMS OF THE BATTLE OF MALATE Brady was killed and Johnson and Walters were among- the seriously wounded. EXPECT A BATTLE If Peace Is Declared It Will Not Stop Miles 9 Men Troops March Beyond tie Line of Telegraplic CommieicaLtliiDß to Attack San Juan. • Gen. Schwan's FfeM SPECIAL, TO THE HERALD. WASHINGTON, Aug. n. —A big bat tle will likely be fought by Gen. Miles be fore he is notified of an armistice. Gen. Greeley tonight informed the president that Gen. Miles is advancing and that the Spaniards are concentrating at San Pie dras, ten miles from San Juan. The sig nal corps with Gen. Miles has run out of telegraph wire and by tomorrow the army will be beyond direct communication with Washington. In case an armistice is agreed on tomorrow, it is thought the news will not reach Gen. Miles until after he has met the Spanish at San Piedras. SCHWAN HAS A SCRAP WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—(By the Associated Press.) A dispatch has just been received at the War department from Gen. Schwan, commanding a brigade under Gen. Miles in Porto Rico, saying that he had an engagement a few miles from Mayaguez, with a large Spanish force, in which two privates were killed and Lieut. Riley wounded in the foot. WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The war department, late this afternoon, received the following: Ponce, via Bermuda, Aug. 11.—Secretary of War, Washington: The following message is from Schwan: Camp, near Hoxmigueros, Aug. 10. — The advance guard, including the cavalry of my command, while reconnoitering northwest of Rosario river, near Hor migueros, developed a strong Spanish force which lay concealed in the hills north of Hayaguez. In the gen eral engagement that followed Lieut. Byron, Eighth cavalry, my aide de camp, was wounded in the foot, and Private Fernberger, company D, Eleventh infan try, and one other private were killed, and fourteen enlisted men were wounded. It is reported that most, if not the entire Spanish garrison of Hayaguez and sur rounding country, consisting of 100 regulars and 200 volunteers, took part in the engagement. We drove the enemy from their position, and, it is believed, in flicted heavy loss. A wounded Spanish lieutenant was found on the field and brought to our lines. The con duct of ofllcers and men was beyond all praise. I pro pose to continue my maroh on Mayaguez at an early hour tomorrow. MILES. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.—At 1 oclook this morn ing the war department posted the following: Ponce, Aug. 11.—Secretary of War, Washington: Following from Schwan: Immediately after the repulse of yesterday the Spanish troops were joined by what were left in Hayaguez, and all moved off in the direction of Lares. Have sent scouts in that direction. Hy command en tered Hayaguez at 9 oclock this morning. HILES. COAHO'S CAPTURE IMPORTANT WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The war department, late today, gave out the following delayed telegram: Ponce, Aug. 9.—Secretary of War, Washington: The following was received from Gen. Wilson: Waist's brigade captured Coamo at 8:30 this (Continued on Peg. Four.) j . THE HERALD Spain las Accepted! the Terms of the United States Quiet in Washington but a Busy Bay Ii Madrid. There Can Now Be No Further Argument. McKinley Determined 4 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPECIAL WIRE. , WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Up to the hour of midnight the president had received no official communi cation as to the action of the Spanish government, but it was stated by those who saw him tonight that he was very expectant that it was the last day of the war. The French embassy has as yet received no communi cation from Madrid authorizing M. Cambon to sign the protocol, but the secretaries' of the embassy left orders, on retiring, to be called if any message was received, and it will be immediately translated. A BUSY DAY IN MADRID MADRID, Aug. 11.—10:30 p.m.—The day has been diplomatically one of the busiest since the out break of the war. There have been no fewer than three cabinet councils, in addition to various diplomatic conferences. Though the text of the protocol was not received until the evening was well advanced, the government has been made fully acquainted with its contents through Paris. The matter was practically settled, as already cabled, at the cabinet meeting this afternoon, and the receipt of the actual document only required a meeting of the cabinet for a formal acceptance. The ministers adhere to the statement that the protocol oontains no modification of the original terms, but only new suggestions. They expect it will be signed at Washington tomorrow (Friday), and that a sus pension of hostilities will be announced. Duke Almodovar de Rio, minister of foreign aifairs, assured the correspondent of the Associated Press that the negotiations for the peace treaty will take place in Paris, but he says the commissioners have not yet been appointed. The terms of the protocol will not be published until the instrument has been signed. Will OCCUPY All PORTS WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The Associated Press bulletin from Madrid, announcing that the Spanish cabinet had approved the peace protocol and that the French ambassador would receive instructions to sign it, was very gratifying to the administration, but it was expected that such would be the course of the Span ish government. It is confidently expected that the signatures will be affixed to this document tomorrow, and immediately thereafter both governments will begin carrying out its provisions. The first will be the cessa tion of hostilities, followed immediately by the occupation of Manila by Gen. Merritt and the United States troops under his command, and the occupation of San Juan, in Porto Rico, by Gen. Miles and the evacuation of that island by the Spanish forces. It is believed that there will be delay in the evacuation, however, of Matanzas and Spanish strongholds in Cuba, as some difficulties are anticipated in arranging for a proper form of government for Cuba, and because there is no desire to hurry American troops into the island at the pres ent time, the preference being to wait for cooler weather. The near approach of the signing of the protocol has required the discussion of the personnel of the commission. There is good authority for the statement that Secretary Day will be at the head of the com mission, and that two United States senators will be members of it. RELY UPON THE PRESS WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The interest in government circles centered today in the press dispatches fiom Madrid, as the first news of the decision of the Spanish government would be made public there, and there was no likelihood of anything being known officially in Washington during the day as to Spain's de cision respecting the signatures to the peace protocol. After the close of office hours, Secretary Day drove over to the White House and had half an hour's conference with the president. He stated that no further word had been received from Ambassador Cambon, but admitted that he expected a call from that gentleman tomorrow. Certain members of the cabinet expressed the opinion that the president would have some news for that body when it meets tomorrow, which was construed into an intimation that the ambassador's call probably would be made in the morning. Officials show no loss of confidence in their original opinion, that the Spanish government will authorise M. Cambon to sign the protocol just as it was transmitted from Wash ington last evening. The naval board, led by Acting Secretary Allen, called on Judge Day about noon. It is believed their purpose was to impress on the seoretary the importance of making the surrender of (Continued on Page Four.) , SPAIN ON HER KNEES <!> <§> | The First Condition Is an Armistice, to Be Immediately | i Declared—Washington Urges Expedition | fBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPECIAL WIRE W MADRID* Aug. \\ ,JO p.m. —The government has received the protocol and the 1 |> cabinet rose at 9:40 p. m., having approved it. The government will wire M. J <i> Cambon tonight, empowering him to sign the preliminaries of peace. f LONDON, Aug. J 2.—The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mail says: % 1> The cabinet today considered the protocol which arrived this (Thursday) mom- ♦ fing. President McKinley accepts the Spanish reply with slight formal modification. <| The first condition of the protocol is an armistice. This will be declared im % mediately. The conditions are the same as those proposed by President McKinley. ♦ J Senor Sagasta has cabled M. Cambon an authorization to sign the protocol to which X # step the queen regent has already given assent. i The cabinet council tonight also discussed the instructions to be given the Span- |> & ish commissioners for the negotiation of peace. The question of the Philippines will | fbe the chief point for consideration and on this the precise intentions of the govern- J» ment are not known. The impression prevails here, however, that the powers will <$> £ not regard the problem of the Philippines with the same passivity as was shown to <| ward Cuba and Porto Rico. The American and Spanish delegates will meet im- J> mediately in Paris, the cabinet at Washington urging expedition. i The pope has authorized the Spanish government to reduce temporarily the |» salaries of the clergy, in view of Spain's necessities. LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, JB9B PEACE PROTOCOL CHURCH AT MALATE, THE PHILIPPINES Spain Wants to Sell Uncle Sam the Islands Insurgents Wait Annexation—Tie Junta Claims Aguinaldo las Kept Every Promise. Will Try to Save Manilla SPECIAL TO THE HERALD. PARIS, August ii. —Spain is seriously considering a proposition to sell the Phil ippine islands. It is believed by Spanish officials that the United States will take only Manila and the territory immedi ately adjacent. Sagasta, it is reliably re ported, strongly favors the sale to relieve Spain of the necessity of sending troops to the Philippine islands to keep down the insurgents. The French officials are en couraging the plan, though they admit the danger of European dissension over it. The latest suggestion is for the United States to buy the Philippines, thus settling all complications. INSURGENTS WANT TO ANNEX HONG KONG, Aug. 11.—(Special to The Herald.! The Philippine junta called publicly on Consul-General Wildman and declared that their only desire is annex* ation. They protested against the reports that Aguia. aldo had declined to aid the Americans in the battle of July 31st; that he had deserted the trenches aafl failed to warn the Americans of the Spanish attach, The junta alleges that Aguinaldo retired his force! from the front trenches below Halate at the request of Gen. Merritt, the same as they retired from Cavite at the request of Gen. Anderson. The junta says Agula* aldo has kept every promise since he left Hong Kongy and that his life and the lives of his men are alwayt at the command of Gen. Merritt and Admiral Dewey. The Spanish oonsul has chartered a steamer to sen! to Manila at full speed with the first news that peaoe. is concluded, in the hope to save the city from capture, WILL TRY TO SAVE MANILA A LONDON, Aug. 12.—8y the Associated PrenJ The Hong Kong correspondent of the Daily Mail says: Senor Navarro, the Spanish consul, has engaged a steamer to take him to Manila immediately upon the conclusion of peace, in the hope of saving the citj) from bombardment. ShaHter's Daily Report WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The following is Gen> Shafter's sanitary report: Total number of siok, 3255) total number of fever cases, 2151; total number of new cases of fever, 307; total number of fever casef returned to duty, 235; total deaths, August 10th, 10, WOOD WILL REMAIN ! SANTIAGO, Aug. 11.-12:25 p. m.—Maj.-Gen. H, W. Lawton, U. S. V., has been appointed military goT« ernor of the department of Santiago, and Brig.-Gen. Leonard Wood, U. S. V., has been requested to remain as governor of the city of Santiago, under Gen. Law ton. Gen. Ezra Ewers has been appointed governor of the city of Guantanamo. The transuports Manteo an! Berkshire sailed north today with the Twenty-first and the balance of the Seventy-first, thus completing tha embarkation of the First division. The embarkation of the Second division will begin tomorrow. Capt. Jacobson of the German warship Geirer was taken over the San Juan battlefield thia morning, escorted by Maj. Miley of Gen. Shafter's sta^ Twelve Pages | PRICE FIVE CENTS Where Our Bo ys Are Burled.