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Circulation Yesterday, 20,139
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threatening weather; southerly winds.
NO. 1,573.
The Cabinet OrJers the Note
Transmitted to Washington.
aiie Cortes Will lie Summoned After
tiie Peace NesrutlatloiiH The Mes
tnRre From Madrid "Will Roach
Here Tomorrow Castilians
Tlironf? the Dull Fights a TIiookIi
War Wan .Vol I3s.Ij.ieat.
Madrid, Aug:. 7. The government pro
poses to hasten the peace negotiations,
following -which the Cortes will be sum
moned. Pierce opposition to the treaty of peace
is expected, though Prime Minister Sa
gast&'s consultations with the chiefs of
the different parties and groups are like
ly to mitigate the debate.
The cabinet will ask the United States
to grant delay for the evacuation of the
Antilles by the Spanish troops.
A refusal to grant this request will
hasten the summoning of the Cortes.
Duke Almoflovar de Rio, minister of
foreign affairs, submitted a copy of
Spain's reply to the council late tonight.
The council gave its approval, and or
3erjd that the note be sent to Paris for
tranmlion to Washington.
Senor Sagasta also cabled Spain's ac
ceptance to Washington.
The cabinet met at 10 o'clock this morn-
inc, and shortly afterwards ' adjourned
untM C o'clock this evening.
Prime Minister Sagasta, in the interim,
had an audience with the Queen Regent,
to "Whom he submitted the draft of the
SopMy'lo the United States. Her majesty
ipproved of the reply.
Jt'is believed that the reason for the
'resumption of the cabinet meeting this
evening was that the reply had not been
fully drafted, but It was already com
plete ia all essentials.
Spain accepts without discussion the
fofcr bases that President Mclvinley made
essential preliminaries of peace.
The members of the cabinet are con
vinced that the United States will be
ErftlsfiSd with the reply, which will reach
the White House Tuesday.
A Gala. Day la Old Madrid.
While sadness prevails In the palace
and government circles, a majority of
the citizens accept Spain's humiliation
with unconcern. They thronged the bull
fights and promenades 'and attended the
usual Sunday afternoon entertainments
as though war was never dreamed of.
Senor Sagasta and Duke Almodovar del
Rib, while tonight informing the Queen
Regent the purport of what to cable M.
Cambon, the French ambassador at
Washington, assured her majesty that
they deeply felt the painful duty cir
cumstances obliged them to perform.
The Culian Debt.
Ttie Imparcial suggests that Spain pay
the interest and redemption of the Cuban
debt until the new West Indian republic
is able to dp so, as the Imparcial believes
it "soon will be if its resources are de
veloped upder an American protectorate.
The other Madrid newspapers lay great
stress on the Cuban debts and insist that
they should engage an important part
of the coming negotiations.
The finance minister has drawn up
and the Queen Regent will sign on Tues
day decrees relating to the payment
of the coupons of the exterior debt after
October 1, and authorizing the Bank of
Spain to Increase Its note issue from
(&OW,e0d pounds to 100,000,000 pounds ster
ling. The weekly balance sheet of the
bank, which was gazetted today, shows
a note issue of 13,000,000 pounds. -
The lres LaudK Sagasta.
The press thinks that Senor Sagasta
has skillfully handled the negotiations.
His position Is strengthened by the con
sultations with the political leaders which
showed that the prominent men of all
parties, with the exception of Senor
tRobledo, admitted ihat the acceptance
of -ithe hard terms imposed by the United
States -was the only means of averting
greater calamities.
The consultations also showed the ab
sence of other schemes to secure bet
ter terms.
It is expected that the first result of
Spain's acceptance will be a suspension
of hostilities.
The government believes that its re
ply will not lead to further communica
tions "from the United States.
Tiie Cortes Must Ratify 1'eace.
Though the king, according to the con
stitution, has the right to declare war
,and .make peace, any cession of na
tlonal territory requires the sanction of
the Cortes.
Any minister consenting to such cession
without the sanction of the Cortes is
iliable to incur, under the penal code, Im
prisonment for life.
It is, therefore, necessary to convoke
,fhe Cortes before a treaty of peace can
'Some persons now say that the Spanish
note recites the origin of the war and
i&ecks to prove that Spain was not the ag
gressor and that she, therefore, ought
not to be compelled to pay indemnity,
either in money or territory, but the con-
tfsensus of opinon is that the reply does
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not contain any conteontloud matter; It
simply accepts ln;principle President Mc
Kinley's four original, demands.
Spain' Reply In Dignified.
London, Aug. '8. A dispatch to the
Standard from Madrid says that Spain's
reply is couched in-guarded, dignified
She accepts without discussion the pre
liminary conditions of peace. It states
that Spain never did anything to provoke
the war, into which she was unwillingly
led In defense, of her rights and terri
tories. The note expresses a willingness to ap
point delegates to meet and act in con
cert with those from America on the
question of regime in the Philippines.
It suggests the expediency of a suspen
sion of hostilities ito make the negotia
tions easier.
The Spunish Representatives.
The Spanish negotiators will be Senor
Castillo, the Spanish minister to France,
assisted by Secretary Merry del Val.
The Madrid correspondent of the Daily
News sas that Spain accepts the con
ditions Imposed by the United States,
but asks for a suspension of hostilities
pending the definite conclusion of peace.
The consensus of opinion is that America
will consent to an armistice.
The Philipiilnes.
A dispatch to the Daily News from
Paris says that ( the Philippine Islands
will remain under the suzerainty of Spain.
She will not be allowed to cede the
honorary supremacy of the islands to
another power.
The Madrid correspondence of the
Times says it Is doubted in well informed
quarters whether the note accepting the
American conditions will be dispatched
quite as -soon as is generally expected.
The Standard thinks when Spain has
admitted defeat and accepted virtual ex
clusion from the waters of the Western
Continent, 'Washington will not wish to
add to the difficulties of the Spanish gov
ernment. Spain, the paper says, emerges from the
struggle sadly shattered and weakened
and a cloud of financial and political trou
bles is darkening round her path.
' Tiie Temps' Sarcasm.
Paris, Aug. 7. The Temps says that the
Sagasta cabinet, whicn did not think fit
to consult anyone 'before confronting the
dangers of an unequal struggle with the
United States, now asks everyone for ad
vice to re-establish peace.
Three European chancelleries and five
intermediaries are engaged in furnishing
means of communication between the,two
Chances That the Spanish Note Will
Then He Presented.
When he left the White House last
night, after a visit to President McKln
ley. Secretary Day said that no official
news about the aspect of the peace ques
tion In Madrid had been received by the
The situation, .Mr. Day explained, was
the same as on Saturday. This Govern
ment is in official ignorance of what had
transpired at the Spanish capital.
Like the President and his colleagues
in the Cabinet, Mr. Day takes a hope
ful view of what has been done by the
Spanish ministry, and his reference to
the peace matter Indicates his belief that
the American terms have been accepted
and will be communicated to the United
States as soon as possible.
Mr. Day did not go to Atlantic City
Saturday night, as he expected, but his
detention here was not caused by any
thing relating to the peace question.
The President and Mrs. McKinley had
their usual Sunday night gathering at
the White House. Several of the Cabinet
officers and members of their families
were there, together with others official
ly and personally intimate with the Pres
ident. The male members of the party were
greatly pleased over the press telegrams
from Madrid, saying the Spanish answer
had .been prepared. Officials concerned in
the conduct of the peace negotiations will
not be surprised if the presentation of
the note to the President and Secretary
Day by the French ambassador is delay
ed until Tuesday. It is explained that
the official procedure in the matter must
be necessarily slow.
If the text of -the note was telegraphed
from Madrid to Paris last night, it cannot
be translated into the French diplomatic
cipher for -transmission to M. Cambon
before today and with the ordinary de
lays it wil hardly Ue in shape to hand
to the President and the Secretary of
State before tomorrow afternoon.
The Cabinet will meet tomorrow morn
ing, and matters would be facilitated if
the note were presented in time for con
sideration by the President: and his ad
visers at "their session then, hut of course
no attempt to hurry the French ambas
sador will "be made.
It was generally believed here last night
that this Government will-be in posses
sion of the fuU text of Spain's response
some time tomorrow.
The members of the Cabinet who left
the White House just before midnight
said that the President had received
no official advices whatever from Spain
with regard to eape negotiations.
Press dispatches, however, had inform
ed the President and those who spent
the evening with Irtm of the action of the
Spanish cabinet, "and the feeling was gen
eral that Spain had accepted the terms
of the United States, thus instiring peace.
The President and the Cabinet have
been giving serious consideration to the
I personnel of the peace commission, and
it was learned last night that the selec
tion of ex-SecretaryRichard Olney has
alreadv been determined upon.
Mr. Olney wasa vigorous opponent of
Hawaiian annexation.
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Think of liuyinaifoOAft.Dry Hoards,
bright, heart, even (thickness, for only ?L
The. French, Ambassador and, IIIh
Impenetrable Savoir Falre.
The prominence of Ambassador Jules
Cambon in the pending peace nego
tiations and the fact that his name is
likely to be frequently identified with the
closing chapters of the war have given
rise to some curiosity concerning his per
sonality and the public might desire a
closer acquaintance with him than Is" to
be gleaned from the news accounts of his
doings and the rather unflattering half
tone portraits which have been appearing
in illustrated periodicals these past few
The ambassador, to begin with, is" ex
ceedingly democratic. When recent ne
gotiations with Spain have occasldried his
frequent appearance at the White House
ho invariably walked from the French
ambassy to his audience with the Presi
dent, accompanied only by Ills secretary,
and bearing no evidence of the weighty
importance attached to his visits. Ordi
narily he dresses rather plainly, in dark
demi-toilet suits, and one meeting him
on the street would hardly recognize in
him an ambassador.
Upon retiring from that afternoon audi
ence with the President at which Spain's
acknowledgment of having received our
peace terms was delivered, the ambas
sador was met at the White Houso en
trance by a crowd of newspaper men,
numbering, perhaps, twenty-five or thir
ty. They surrounded him hastily and
poured persuasive question into his ears
from all sides, some framed in poic
French, but principally in English.
"Goodness, you must have .many pa
pers in America," protested M. Cambon
in apparent dismay.
"Any I cannot say a word (to the gen
'demcin at the press. I ouW -like to tell
them aSl l knew, (but 4Ue President ius
uiuue me promise." -
While nvaking this explanation the am
bassador produced a agarose case, fish
ing out a dainty Turkish cigarette, and
lighting It with a match stiaicfc on one of
the Executive Mansion's big columns.
Then with a graceful little sow M. Cam
ben made his i stupe and walkedTjtack to
the French emfbaasy.
Tne anr.ibasiador does not men Engl'si
fluently, and co.-.duccs his official confer
ences Uhrough an interpreter tho first
usre.iary or h'L. emfoasry, M. Thitljour.
He is extiemcSy unxsommun'eative, al
theugh he declines to be interviewed' with
a gruee hat leaves no chagrin in the
soul cf the interviewer.
On a recent occasion when an expres
sion from the ambassador concerning the
progress of peace negotiations was much
desired a newspaper man from the West
volunteered to approach M. Cambon in
French when he had concluded his con
ference with the President, and the other
correspondents drow off at a safe dis
tance to view a doubtful adventure The
representative of the Western press ear
ned out his part of the agreement when
tne ambassador appeared, but he had a
monopoly on the conversation and the
more he talked the deeper grew a look of
perplexed amazement on the French dip
lomat's face. Turning to his secretary
tho ambassador asked in English-
"Do you understand what our friend Is
The secretary professed dense ignorance1
which was not wholly simulated," peihaps
and the correspondent retreated, in con
lusion to the intense delight of his asso
Petition of OHioers of Dumol.t'.,
Command Is Granted.
The officers aboard the transport San
tiago, recently arrived in quarantine off
Tampa from Cuba, made a request .n-
on the War Department for permission
to come north and to their homes bv rail
instead of by water, and the permission
was granted. Following is the message
Of acknowledgment received from Gen
Duffield yesterday:
..o "Forl Tampa, Fla., Aug. 6.
Washfngt?n:COrbin' A"n'- .
lver7ZVim'At Ur deP"turqe in
eierj "nay in his power. Time of quaran
tine up Tuesday afternoon. PI caW ex
press to Secretary my appreciation of his
remembrance. The names of the officers
affected by your telegram are: Brig Gen
M?,nhri: p -. BnlmCa' U' S' v- Detioi";
?MrHfFft aeS L- Soynton, Thirty
third Michigan, Port Huron, Mich.; Lieut
Col. L. J. Logan, Ninth Massachusetts,
Boston; Maj. Henry M. Nessels, Third
Fr" 4 Cavalry, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.;
Maj. Victor Vaughn, surgeon. Ann Ar-
,J1, ua:N ierritt E. Webb, Thir
t j -third Michigan, Monroe, Mich.' Maj
D. B. Wilson, commissary, Jforth Ab
bington, Mass.; Capt. Charles A. Worden
Seventh U. S. Infantry, Fort Logan Col
Capt. D. W. Wilcox, assistant adjutant
general. Washington, D. C; Capt. John
H. Dunn, Ninth Massachusetts, Boston
First Lieut. H. E. Wilkins, Second U S
Infantry: First Lieut. S. E. Smiley, Fif
teenth U. S. Cavalry, Brighton, N. J.
First Lieut. Mark L. Harsev Twelfth
IT. S. Infantry. East Corinth, Me.: First
Lieut James H. Reeves, Sixth U. S. Cav
alry, center, Ala.; Kirst Lieut. J. W
Barker, Third U S. Infantry; Syracuse,
N. Y.; Second Lieut. Rudolph Has-?, Thirty-fourth
MIchigan.Houghton. Mich.; Sec
ond Lieut. C: O. Atkinson. Thirtv-third
Michigan, Detroit; Second Lieut. Thomas
F. Sullivan, Ninth Massachusetts, Bos
ton: Acting Assistant Surgeon Frank
Donaldson, Nf" York.
- "Brigadier General."
Texas Republicans to Stippo'rt Har
nett Giljus for Governor.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 7. E. H.3'Green,
chairman of the State Republican Exec
utive Committee, is here disposing" of mi
nor details preliminary to his taking up
headquarters at Fort Worth for tHe State
convention, which opens on August dfl.
Mr. Green stated today that he is;'Tery
favorably disposed to the idea of thtMion'
vention indorsing the candidacy of Bar
nett Gibbs, the Populist nominee for gov
ernor, whom ho regards as more of an
Independent candidate than anything else,
as he has been practically before the peo
ple In that attitude for a year.
Mr. Gibbs is an enthusiast for "a free
ballot and a fair count and industrial de
velopment of Texas, the building of a
State railroad for the relief or the pro
ducing classes from unjust freight
charges, and for the construction, own
ership and control of the Nicaragua Ca
nal by the Federal Government."
On this platform ChairnianrGreen-jPro-fesses
to believe Gibbs could be elejctd if
indorsed and tupported:" by the Repub
licans. TMS3&! -- "
There appears to be little doubt that
Gibbs will be Indorsed.
100 feet Best Seasoned Boards, $1,
one width, even thickness, any length.
The Scouting Party-Ahead of
Gen. Stone Captures Adj an tas.
He Miikcx a. Show of Sending: for
Re-enforcements, Seotner Which,
One Hundred and Five Spanish
Volunteer Surrender ito u, Dujoii
Americans Native
Will He-Ruined.
Ponce, Aug. 7, via St. Thomas
Opt. Lamar and iE.Ieut. Lenoir, wl"ih
fourteen memf.ers cif she. Signal C-rp"3,
have returned to Ponce from an expedi
tion to -the Portuguese and Areoibo
rivers. They were wi'Jhin ten miles of
the city of Areclbo.
Gen. Stone, with some of the men of
the Signal Corps, is within eighteen miles
of ithat iplace, and has established tele
phonic communication wltn his base. His
cbjoct is ito determine tho availability of
the Arecibo read as a highway for the
movement of troips. The natives have
extended the usual cordial greetings to
him, and a number of theni have offered
to enlist 1n -(he American army.
As has been told in these dispatches,
the town of -Adjuncas was captured on
Monday. The Spanish regulars ile-d on
the approach cf Gen. Stone's little party,
but .the volunteers, seeing the smaUnas
of the American force, whi:oh did not
much exceed a dozen men, determined to
defend the place.'
Frightened the Wjlnnteers.
As soon as they gave evidence of their
inveretfone, Capt. .Lamar? t't charge of the
scooting party in advance of Gen. Stone,
decided ito make a bluff to compel the
volunteers to surrender -without fighting.
In full view of the enemy, he made a
thaw of sending Lieut. L.enoir to the rear
to bring up tho main bovly. .which, by the
wlay, consisted of two men, who were
acting as rear guards.
The ruse worked successfully, and the
volunteers signified" their desire to lay
down hoir arms.
One hundred and five 'of Ahem surren
dered. The Signal Corps men tnk their guns
and ammunition and then held the,. town
until Gen. Stone, Lieut.' Payne and ten
troopers arrived. The alcfee "co-operated
with them in molritain; J ..order. -Xater
the guard -was Incre&s.d.
Gen. Stone and his escort camped that
night In the mountains' north of Adjun
tas. That part of the island is a rich
coffee and banana country.
A General Advance.
There was a general advance today of
the army of invasion. Gen. Wilson's
headquarters was moved' to Juana Diaz.
The Second and Third Wisconsin Reg
iments moved to the support of the Six
teenth Pennsylvania on the -Descalabros
River. Gen. Schwam, with the Eleventh
Regulars and part of the Nineteenth Cal
ifornia and Thorpe's Light Batteries,
moved to Yauco, advancing on Arecibo by
way of the west coast road, touching
at Mayaguez, where the Spaniards have
artillery. Thence Gen. Schwan will move
inland by way of Lares to Arecibo.
Native regiments will he raised and
armedln all the towns. , Little resist
ance to the advance is anticipated.
The Nineteenth Regiment will march
via Adjuntas and Utuado, meeting the
rest of the brigade in front of Arecibo.
Col. Black, of Gen. MHes's staff, and
the engineers will build a road -with the
assistance of 5,000 natives who are now
employed by the Americans.
Gen. Stone is still at-Utuado with one
company of the Second Wisconsin, await
ing the arrival of Gen.-Black with the
Sixth Massachusetts and the Sixth Illi
nois. Gen. Garretson will .remain at
Ponce for the presents
Gen. Grant's brigade is expected to ar
rive dally.
The weather Is beautiful. 'There has
been no rain for threoidars.
Gen. Wilson's vanguardMs waiting for
Gen. Brooke's advancetowards Cayey
before making a furthegmove along the
military road.-- r"
Hearty "Welcome" at Utnado.
On Wednesday, as afready told, the
town of Utuado, some ten miles north of
Adjuntcs, was taken apd the -American
received a hearty welcome fron .he in
habitants. '
The streets" were packed with people
from the surrounding country, who dis
puted with each other regarding the
characteristics of the invaders. Some
held that they were colored men, while
others, who had apparently heard at some
time of the American Indians, insisted
that they were redVthal they went about
naked and were as fierce as lions. They
were in a state of trepidation: concerning
the fate in store for tftem until couriers
were sent anions them sand sqon con
vinced them', that thejfiad nothing to
fear from the Ameicans. Thereafter
they were demonstrative in their greet
ings to th invaders. '
When the Spanish regulars fled from
fUtuado the-i-, left behind them 300 outfits
of- clothing, which Gxii -Stone ordered
should bo given to "the poor of the town.
The expedition was short of flags, so
some of the men procured linen and
The Weather Iiilibey' r Co. say
ThreatenljnS weather? southerly wl-
paints and painted a flag, which was
hoisted on the town hall amid the accla
mations of the crowd.
Gen. Stono issued the usual proclama
tion, promising protection to life and
property. One hundred volunteers were
Xatlve Porto Ilicans Enlist.
The alcalde recommended Gen. Stone
to employ native scouts for his further
advance, and the general has enlisted
three hundred Poi'io Rlcans.
Volunteers from the surrounding coun
try as far as Jajuga are coming in to
Utuado to surrender" They report that
from 300 to 1,500 Spanish troops are hold
ing the passes east of Lares, about fif
teen miles northwest of Utuado, to pre
vent the Americana from cutting off the
retreat to San Juan of the garrisons in
the western part of the island.
'Gen. Stone has asked that troops be
sent to him. A company of the Second
Wisconsin Regiment reached Utuado Fri
day and more will be dispatched there.
Capt. Lamar has brought to Ponce a
Spanish flag and a number of swords,
machetes and- Mauser rifles.
It is stated that a strong force of
Spaniards, said to number 7,000, is threat
ening Caomo, between Aibonito and Juan
Wnitliif? for Horses.
Gen. Brooke is awaiting the arrival of
his horses before advancing from Guy
ama. The Philadelphia troops and their
guns have been landed.
Gen. Wilson says he does not believe-
there are more than 3,000 regular Span
ish troops in the island.
Tho transport Massachusetts, which ran
aground at Ponce Monday last, was pull
ed off last night by the Prairie. She sus
tained no damage. Sho will go to Ar
royo, where she will land the rations she
has on board for Gen. Brooke's troops,
who are now occupying Guayama, of
which place An oyo is the port.
The Passing: of Col. Woodiinrd.
General Miles has recommended Wil
liam G. Price, organizer of the Colum
bian Guards at the Chicago Exposition,
for the colonelcy of the Sixth Massachu
setts, rendered vacant by the resignation
of Col. Woodward, whose command was
not satisfactory.
Col. Woodward asked Gen. Miles to
give him a pass home, whereupon Gen.
Miles said to him:
"Go, go!" pointing to the door.
Woodward started for home this after
noon, haying secured passage on the St.
Several OHIcers ,of His-Staff. How
ever, AVill .Not Go.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 7. Gen. Copplnger
will sail for Porto Rico on the trans
port Yucatan Tuesday' next and with him
on that troop ship will go the Fifth Reg
ular Infantry. Tho Yucatan and Rita
were released today from quarantine and
will probably begin loading tomorrow.
The other vessels now at the quarantine
station are being fumigated as fast as
Fumigating a ship, together with the
baggage of the passengers and the effects
of the crew, entails fully two days work,
for the force provided by the Government
at Egmont Key is small, and it Is un
reasonable to hope for the sailing of the
entire expedition before the fifteenth.
For some reason, which has thus far
been kept secret, a number of the officers
of Gen. Coppinger's staff will not accom
pany him on the expedition, and it is
known that in the cases of several of
them their remaining behind Is at their
own request.
Dr. O'Reilly, chief surgeon of the
Fourth Army Corps, will remain here,
while Adjt. Gen. Cecil will be trans
ferred to Gen. Wade's corps at Chicka
mauga, and Quartermaster Pond to Gen.
Lee's corps.
What it all means is known only to a
few, and that there has been a little fric
tion between the general and certain offi
cers of his staff is evident.
In the case of the chief surgeon It
seems that Gen. Copplnger ordered him
to accompany the expedition to Porto
Rico, and the matter was brought to the
attention of the Adjutant General at
Washington, who at once telegraphed
Gen. Copplnger that, wjiile the Secretary
of War had given him permission to go
to Porto Rico with one division of his
corps,' he was not given authority to or
der Dr. O'Reilly to go also.
The transport Seguranca sailed last
night for New York- with a largo num
ber of convalescents who have been in
quarantine since the arrival of the troop
ship from Santiago.
The change from the San Marcos to the
Seguranca, the ship to carry tho conval
escents north, was made Friday morning
and was suggested Decause the San Mar
cos can be utilized to better advantage
in carrying over the expedition now fit
ting out
Two Thousand Americans Advance
to Guayama.
Madrid, Aug. 710:13 p. m. Capt. Gen.
Macias telegraphs 0 the minister of war
tliat the Americans have captured the
customs village of Fajardo. There was
no garrison there.
Two thousand of the enemy, with artil
lery, have advanced to Guayama.
The Spanish guerrillas made a gallanc
defense, and lost seventeen men. They
retired in an orderly manner to the
heights near the town.
Death of Louis Hollinherjrer.
Louis Holllnberger, the sixteen-year-old
Aon of Policeman Hollinberger, and
grandson of Lieut. Hollinberger, of the
Fourth Precinct, died at midnight Sat
urday night nfter an illness of two days.
The funeral will take place today at 4:31
from his late home, No. 413 B Street
northeast. The youth was a member
of the High School Cadet Corps. That
organization will be represented at the
"Time and Tide ivnit for no man"
1H0 feet best seasoned Boards only ?1.
litis Five Hundred and JFifty
Cu-valrymen on Bonrdi
Below is quoted a message from Gen.
Shatter, received by the War Department
yesterday, which relates to the progress
being made In moving the army north:
"Santiago de Cuba Aug. 7.
"Adjutant General, Washington:
"Gate City, with KiO men, Third and
Sixth Cavalry, has sailed for Montauk
Point this morning.
"SIIAFTER, Major General."
There is some apprehension, oven In
military circles, of danger attending the
movement of the Santiago army to Mon
tauk Point. Every precaution will be
tawen against'a spread of the fever, but
the troops now embarking for the North
are likely to bring disease germs with
them, and radical sanitary measures will
be necessary to prevent -the outbreak of
an epidemic.
This fear was responsible for-the de
cision to establish a detention camp some
distance from Montauk Point, where the
soldiers from Cuba will be unloaded and
detained until all danger of infection is
There la yet to bo a yellow fever epi
demic In the South this year. There was
not sufficient cold weather last year to
kill the germs of disease, and it is great
ly feared that the month of September
may mark a repetition of last year's fe
ver conditions. If the disease should ap
pear in the North about the same time,
the consequences might well be dreaded.
Tho Matteawan and the Miami will
leave Santiago today and the Grand
Duchesso will sail tomorrow. The indi
cations are that before the end of the
week about one-half of the soldiers of
the Fifth Corps will have embarked for
the North, and from now on the trans
portation of troops Is expected to pro
ceed without much hindrance until the
whole force is landed on Long Island.
Tho transportation prooiem nas Deen i upon the conclusion of Herr Kahl's rs
much simplified within the last few days. I marks, stood up and sang Arebdfs hymn,
Since it was decided to postpone for the . "Geht Nun Heim Und Grabt Mein Grab."
present the dispatch of Gen. Wade's pro
visional division of eighteen regiments to
Porto Rico, several ships are now at San
tiago and the embarkation of the men is
a question of only a short time.
The army administration is firm in its
intention, however, to hold a sufficient
garrison of United States troops In the
city and province to insure the safety
of our interests there pending the trans
portation of the Spanish prisoners to
The Alicante and three other ships of
the Campania Transatlantica Espanol,
having contract for the transportation of
the prisoners, were expected to arrive at
Santiago yesterday, and there will prob
ably be little delay in starting several
thousand of Gen. Toral's surrendered
troops to Spain.
It is deemed expedient by the War De
partment to conduct the transportation
of American and Spanish troops at the
same time, but care will be taken not to
withdraw our own force too rapidly.
The necessity of bringing Gsn. Shatter's
soldiers to the North as promptly as pos
sible, however, will cause the Adminis
tration to urge the fulfillment of the
Spanish contract with all possible speed-
The question of which troops of the
Fifth Corps shall be first sent North has
been left entirely with Gen. Shatter, and
the War Department has thus saved it
self a good of embarrassment.
On Wednesday or Thursday of this
week. Surgeon General Sternberg, of the
armv, and Surgeon General Wyman, of
the marine hospital service, will go to
inspect the soldiers on board the first
troopships bearing the soldiers trom San
tiago. The examination will be made at
quarantine, and upon approval they will
be carried on to Montauk Point.
Preparations Are Maklnff to Raise
the Cristobal Colon.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 7 The Merrltt and
Chapman Wrecking Company's pier In
this harbor was the scene of great activ
ity today.
The powerful tugs W. E. Chapman and
Plymouth arrived this morning at 10
o'clock, towing two pontoons and the
model barge F. S. Sharp. The pontoons
came from Boston to New York, where
the tugs picked them up and brought
them here.
Upon the arrival of the tugs they were
lashed alongside the two pontoons al
ready here, and the work of loading the
wrecking paraphernalia to be used In
floating the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Co
lon began. On the pontoons were loaded
brand new Manila cables, about four
Inches in diameter, too big to coil, and
laid flat on deck. The pontoons, which
are about fifteen by sivty feet, have not
above ten feet of freeboard. They are.
when the hatches are on, airtight, with a
lifting capacity each of 1,000 tons. On
the barge, ihains are being loaded, each
link of which is a foot long and nearly
three inches thick.
The work went on all day, as the
expedition is expected to be ready to
sail at 2 o'clock tomorrow nfcornoon. The
procession of tugs, barges and pontoons
will be more than a mile long and will
travel about five knots an hour. Tliere
will be 200 fathoms of cable between each
The New York manager of the Merritt
company stated today that he had receiv
ed no official adices from Capt. Sharp,
who left here with the Infanta Maria
Teresa raising expedition. He said that
from information received indirectly he
believed that ti.e Spanish cruiser would
arrive here on or about August IS. Work
is being rushed upon the Dolphin at the
Norfolk Navy Yard. Eighteen machin
ists and a number of helpers were dis
charged last night because work is get-'
ting slack. Nearly all the men employed
loading projectiles at the Government
magazine have been discharged.
It Will Stop at Buzzard's Hay Be
fore Goinr to Maine.
Greenwich, Conn., Aug. 7. E. C. Ben
edict's yacht Oneida left the harbor to
day, having on board Mr. Benedict, ex
Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle and
Mrs. Carlisle, and Former Postmaster
General Wilson. They went eastward and
will stop at Buzzard's Bay, and after
wards proceed to Maine on a two-weeks
"Plums" like these don't jrrow otx
trees. 100 ft. best boards, even thickness,
any length, SI.
IlUH-Ua. Reported as In Possession of
Neweli aiiK".
Pekin. Aug. 7. A Ch.nese commissioner
who was sent to purchase land for the
Russian Railway from Port Arthur to
Kirwan has returned to Port Arthur In
consequence of the inhabitants of the
districts through which the-line will
pass revolting against the expropriation
of the land. lie has been ordered to re
turn and carry out the work ordered.
The Tsung-LI-Yamen has also ordered,
h:m to allow the Russians to co-operate
with the local officials in settling disturb
ances. Russia thus obtains the desired
pretext for local intervention.
London, Aug. 7. A dispatch from
Shanghai states that Russia is practically
in possession of Newschwang. It adds;
"The 'open door in. North China is al
ready shut."
A, Servic.e Held In the Xev- Royal
Opera House. Ilerlin.
Berlin, Aug. 7. A Bismarck memorial
service was held at noon today at the
new Royal Opera House. A large and
reverent congregation was present, and
the ceremony was very impressive.
The walls and balconies were draped
in black. The service commenced with
the orchestra playing the "Funeral
March," from Beethoven's Eroica Sym
phony. Then the stage curtains parted
and disclosed a bust of Bismarck sur
rounded by laurels. A golden wreath,
tied with mourning ribbons, lay in front
of the pedestal. The poet, Ernst van
Wilderbrueh. recited a poem entitled "Our
The opera chorus then sang "Wei SIo
Sanft Ruhen," after which Herr Kahl,
an old friend' of Prince Bismarek. de
livered a panegyric. The congregation.
The playing of Wagner's "Funeral
March," from the death of Siegfried
concluded the ceremony.
Many AVomcn AVrite to Him. Soma
SuKSCHtlntr the Old. Seet Story.
Lieut. Richmond Pearson Hobson is
destined to ha-ve as much trouble with an
endless chain of letters as was Miss
Schenck, of Babylon. L. I. To be sure
the lieutenant is not getting remittances
of ten cent pieces in his letters, but he
is getting photographs, locks of hair and
a thousand and one other things In addi
tion to requests for all manner of me
mentoes and volumes of sweetly written
sentences, all from feminine admirers.
The lieutenant has bad many honors
and attentions thrust on him since hfa
return from Santiago and has, written
his signature a thousand times, but it
was not until his visit to the Long Beach
Hotel that he was asked to give a touch
of his lips as a keepsake. Miss Arnold,
cf St. Louis, has the distinction of ob
taining this oscuhttory memento. As toid
In The Times yesterday. Miss Arnold
asked for a kiss and got it, while the
lieutenant's mother simply looked at the
operation In mute astonishment, and his
sister. Miss Annie Hobon, was also a
witness, and only smiled.
As Miss Arnold moved away she was
surrounded by a dozen pretty girls,
guests in the Long Beach Hotel, who
begged that she distribute the kiss among
them, as one said:
"We don't dare ask the lieutenant, but
we want to share the kiss with you."
Miss Arnold thereupon proceeded to
kiss her companions in turn, and the
lieutenant's gift became to this extent
the property of at least a dozen.
As for ithe lleutemattL'o dally mail, it
follows him abt hke a specer. It mat
ters not whtXfcer the younjg man is spend
ing a quiot evening at the home of his
cousin, 'Mtas Ka e Feara Pacron, In Mor
ristown, N. J.; at the Waldorf -Astoria
or at vhe Army and Navy Club, ah ere are
a'tways scares of letters .htust Into hfe
hand, iwhlch a prvate secretary would.
ha e ditneeity in atssonting, Kifpealng and
d gestlng.
"It's the most remorkaWe thing what
correspondence 'Rjch" gtts," a femlnlHe
retetive of Lieut. Hobson saW, yesterday.
"Why, he gets letters from all parts vi
the country, and the majority of them
are f rooi gir5 trls who xttzit his aato
graph, girls wfro- wane to opn corre
Hpondsnce with him, and girts wtt write
of evtry thing; rwell, yes. Including love.
"As for pkoB-aph-?. I guess 'Rich
must have at ieiatft a hundred. Women's?
"V hy, certahtly; they come in every mall.
TCiey picture ifemlnine admirers all the
way from sixtetn .to f.r;y yeara oW.
They may or may not be likenesses of
those who sewl -hcm, bur" .hey om to
Rich. sieves, heless. Wn does he to
with them? Oh, Ion't know. If he car
ries them b'ack on shipboard with him
there w.tUbe no room for 13-lnth guns or
rapM firers. Why, tthe paotographs come
in stacks.
"As for the lexers, it takes 'the time of,
tiwo pcryons Ho assson. them; I mean fee
separate the women's letters from those
that re.ate to 'Roh's business affairs'.
Of course, "these W.ters are all of a con-gra-.uuCGry
character, buc oft," and.
here cae writer's iirfo .saiit te-ugheL
"There is every request In the letters
he gets that you can think of. Some want
Rich's signature, while others ask him
for uniform buttons. Then, again, he 13
asked to send his photograph to the cor
respondent. One of the funniest things
is that letters are sent to me, with the
request to forward them to Lieut. Hob
son. The writers notice in the newspa
per that Rich is staying at our home.
That is all sufficient. That day of the
next the mail begins to arrive and the
envelopes are marked 'Please forward.
Then. too. there seems to be an uncer
tainty about 'Rich's official rank. He is
addressed 'Lieutenant by some, 'Captain
by others and 'Commander,' 'Commodore"
and even 'Admiral.' "
"And how does the lieutenant receive
all these little attentions?"
"Oh. in the simplest way imaginable.
He reads tho letters, looks at the pho
tographs and smile's, and that's all L
know. Rich is very careful to give no
offense, but I imagine ho hasn't tho
time to more than acknowledge the re
ceipt of the epistles, if he even does
Iiijnrejl by Gnnpomlcr.
Joe Kimes, fifteen years old, a helper
on a canal boat, was escorted into Emer
gency Hospital yesterday afternoon, suf
fering from severe burns about the face
and eyes caused by the explosion of a
can of gunpowder. Kimes" eyes are bad
ly injured, and a further examination 61,
them will be made this afternoon by Dr.
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