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If It's a suit of clothing Finer than you're ever worn before We will make it to your order From the finest laDnc in our Tailor 217 Sixth Street Single Tube I Easy Riding r Organs Tires i In different sliee. I F IB) to Spain Asks For the Open ing of Negotiations to Stop the War. Does Not Propose An Armistice But Simply Wants Negotiations Opened--The President Reserves His Ans wer to the Proposition. SPECIAL TO THE EVENING NEWS. Copyrighted 1S9S By American Press Association. Washington', July 20. Spam has sued for peace, formally and directly to President McKinley, through M. Cambon, French am bassador. The following official statement has beeiynade: "The French ambassador, on behalf of the government of Spain and In direction of the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, presented to tbe president this afternoon at the white house n message from the Spanish government looking to the termination of war and a set tlement of the terms of peace." Secretaries Dav, Alger and Long were in conference with the president as to Ambassador Cam bon's call. Spain's communica tion is general in terms, and does not make any distinct proposi tion as to Cuba, the Philippines or any other possession, simply re quests that peace negotiations be opened. No armistice proposed. After Ambassador Cambou had submitted the proposition a, general talk followed between him, tht. president, Secretary. Day and M. Thiebaut. The president reserved his answer, an under standing being reached that he would at once lay the subject be fore the cabinet and then invite M. Cambon to another conference at the white house, when a final answer would be given as to the willingness of this government to open negotiations. Key West, July 27. An expedition of men and arms on the Wanderer attempted to land at Banes, west of Havana, the Cu bans, who were expected to meet them, did not appear and the Spaniards forced the expedition to retreat after a hot fire. Paris, July 27. The French government has notified all the French embassies of the fact that Spain has made proposals through M. Cambon, the French ambassador at Washington, for peace with the United States. ' Washington, July 27. The president by tomorrow will com municate his answer to Spain's peace proposal to Ambassador Cambon. If Spain gives assurance that an armistice will be fol lowed by a treaty of peace on certain general lines it is probable the president will agree to an armistice. SAMPSON AND SCHLEY AGREE. No Frietlon 11 t ween Them Otfr the Re ports of Santiago Fight. Washington, July 27. Those people who have been trying to make a scan dal out of Admiral Sampson's failure to mention Commodore Schley in hla brief telegraphic notification to the navy department that "The fleet under my command" had destroyed or driven ashore the Spanish ships of Cervera's fleet will be unable to find any basis for their claims that Sampson had no part In the engagement and acted un fairly toward Schley and that Schley was the real hero of the occasion, In the official reports of the battle. The reports of Admiral Sampson, Commodore Schley, and the command ing officers of vessels that participated in the action have been received by the navy department, and some of them will be published soon. Those of Sampson, Schley, and Captains Clark of the Oregon and Evans of the Iowa will be Included in the first batch giv en to the press. Secretary Long says that Admiral (Sampson's report was a plain state ment of what had occurred during the fight, and that the official accounts showed conclusively that there had been no friction between the two principal officers. MORE WARSniPS FOR MANILA. Rossi Is to Send Fonr and Japan Sends an Equal Number. London, July 27. A special dispatch frnm Bhanrhat savs four Russian men- of-war have left Tort Arthur, and It is1 ME supposed their destination is .the Phil ippine islands. Another dispatch from Shanghai says the Japanese warships Woshino, Chin Yen, Itsukushlma ami Sal-Ten have been hastily dispatched to Saiseho (?) to reinforce the Japanese squadron there, making it the strongest on these waters. It has been ordered to co operate with the British and American admirals In the event of International complications. While the dispatch doej not explain the matter. It is inferred the squadron Is desired to be in readi ness for rhlllpplne operations. May Ask MIm Schley to Depart. London, July 27. The papers here continued to confound Miss Jessie Schley, daughter of Mr. Charles Schley of Milwaukee, csVousIn of Commodore Schley, with Shafter. Miss Schley re cently arrived In Madrid on a peace mission, without the approval of her father, but neither the queen regent nor any responsible person would receive her. It was added that she will proba bly be requested to depart as soon as possible. A special dispatch from Mad rid says "Miss Shafter" has been re quested to leave Spain forthwith. Succeeds the Karl of Aberdeen. London, July 27. The Earl of Minto has been appointed governor general of Canada In succession of the Earl of Aberdeen. Gilbert John Elliott, fourth Earl of Mlnto, was born In 1843, has been In the Soots Fusilier guards, was a volunteer in the Egyptian campaign and commanded the South of Scotland volunteers, with the rank of colonel. He is a Liberal and retired from the army In 1S70. ARMY TO RETORii Soldiers at Santiago in Need of a Rest. SHAFTER'S FEVER REPORT. The Number of New Cases for San day, July 24, Was Placed at Five Hundred. Notwithstanding Then Figures the Gen eral Said the Situation Was Improving The Surgeon General of the Army Ad vises the Trausfer of Shafter's Troops to n Northern Clime and They May lie Sent to Montauk, L. I., Soon as Possible. Washington, July 27. Secretary of State Day. the French ambassador, M. Cambon snd his first secretary, M. Thiebaut,- are In conference with the president. The conference, It Is be lieved, re for s to peace negotiations, but no particulars are yet obtainable. Washington, July 27. General Shaft er reports 500 ses of fever at Santiago and one death. Ills message follows: "Santiago, Cuba, July 23, To Adju tant General, U., S. A., Washington: Number of new fever cases for July 24, about 500; at least 430 returned to duty. Accurate figures will be given here after. Notwithstanding figures the sit- fUBGZON GEXXRAL STERXBEIUV uatlon somewhat improving. One death, Sergeant J. Larnenn, troop C, Third cavalry, yellow fever, Siboney. "SHAFTER, Major General." The war department is not a little concerned about the situation and what is the best course to pursue regarding the troops." The surgeon general of the army advises the transfer of Shafter's troops to a northern climate, and the department Is considering the advisa bility of bringing them home and es tablishing camp at Montauk, L. I. Fever of a Mild Form. General Shafter, however, thinks It advisable to remove the army to the hills back of Santiago and keep it there. The fever Is of a mild form, and It is believed by many medical men that it will not only be safer for the country but better for the soldiers to be kept In Cuba until the fever has run its course and the men are well and strong again. Officials at the war department are, however, inclined to the proposi tion to bring the whole of Shafter's army home and esta l"sh it In a healthy camp on the northern coast, where with salubrious climate, healthy food, and gord hoio'tal accommodations there will be better chances for quickly stamping out the disease. S?cretary Alger Is disposed to this plan for Wie further reason that he thinks Shafter's army has done Its share of th fighting for a time. Those men have endured great hardships, fought under such conditions as no American army ever before fought and won such a victory, and they are entitled to a rest and ev ery opportunity to regain robust health. It is not as though they were needed In Santiago. v Immune for Garrison Doty. After the Spanish troops are returned to their homes in Spain, two or three regiments of Immunes can be sent to Santiago for garrison duty, and there are more than 100,000 troops In the re serve camps In this country who are clamoring for an opportunity to go to the front. Nearly 40.000 fresh 1 troops will take part In the Forto R!can cam paign, and there are thousands more who fear that they will not have a chance for a fight before the war Is over. The secretary of war believes that he can have armies ready for ev ery campaign to" be made, including that against Havana, without again calling upon Shafter's men, who fought In the trenches before Santiago, and that they will surely not be needed before the fall. He Is anxious to do everything for the comfort and hea'.th of these brave men and he Is In favor' of bringing them home, where they shall have every care and attention untM they are again In robust health. The question will be settled In a day oifetwo. Ot'R LOSS AT SANTIAGO. . Detailed Report Received at the War De partment. Washington, July 27. General Shaft er's detailed report of the Amorlcor: casualties In the tattle of Santiago ha Wen received at the war dernrtmeM and Is now being prepared for publica tion. The total number of casualties was 1,595. Recapitulated, the Ameri can losses were: Killed, 23 nffloers an-'. 208 enlisted men: wounded, 80 officer and 1.2C3 men: missing, 81 men. Thr missing are supposed to be dead, as, so far as known, the Spanish forces took no prisoners. In the first division, Ma jor General Kent commanding, the cas ualties were as follow: First brigade, consisting of the Sixth and Sixteenth infantry and the Seventy-first New York: Killed. S officers and 49 mea; wounded. 14 Qfflcera and 252 men; missing, CO men. Second brigade consisting of the Second, Tenth and Twenty-first Infantry: Killed, 1 officer and 17 men; wounded. 10 officers and 114 men; missing, 3 men. Third brigade, consisting of the Ninth. Thirteenth and Twenty-fourth Infantry: Killed. C offi cers and 20 men; wounded. 11 officers and 1S6 men; missing. 9 men. Second division. Major General Law ton commanding: First brigade, con sisting of the Eighth and Twenty-sects f Infantry and the Second Massachu setts: Killed, 1 officer and 15 men; Wounded, S officers and 111 men. Sec ond brigade, consisting of the First, Fourth and Twenty-fifth infantry: Killed, 2 officers and 14 men; wounded, 5 officers and 55 men; missing. 1 man. Third brigade, consisting of the Sev enth, Twelfth and Seventeenth infan try: Killed, 2 officers and 43 men; wounded, 3 officers and 148 men; miss ing, 1 man Cavalry division. Major General Wheeler commanding: First brigade, consisting of the Third. Sixth and Ninth cavalry: Killed, 2 officers and 9 men; wounded, 12 officers and 113 men; miss ing. 4 men. Second Brigade, consisting of the First and Tenth cavalry and the rough riders: Killed, 4 officers and 30 men; wounded, 13 officers and 179 men; missing, 8 men. Light battery battalion: Killed, 3 men; wounded, 1 officer and 8 men. Starving Cubans I'lead for Food. Kingston, Jamaica, July 27. Starving Cubans of Cienfuegos have made a heartrending appeal to Admiral Samp son to Bave them from death. They say the Spaniards in Cienfuegos wi'.l not al low them to purchase any food, and only a few miserable crusts are given them. All their young men are with the Cuban army battling for freedom, and the old men, women and children are all slowly dying of hunger. Samp son Is asked in the most pitiful terms to come and take the city and bring succor to the sufferers. Nothing can be done for the starving patriots until the city is taken, and, according to present plans, this will not be for some time. To Occupy Guaiitanamo. Santiago, July 27. The First United States infantry, under Lieutenant Col onel Bisbee, went to Guantanamo in the afternoon to occupy that place. General Shafter and staff left this city for Camp Wood. The military govern or, General Wood, remains here. Com pany F of the Thirty-third Michigan volunteers will publish, with General Shafter's consent, the first American paper published in. Cuba. It Is edited and printed by members of the com pany, and will bear the title "Company F Enterprise." ltattlehlp Texas Needs Repairs. Washington, July 27. The battleship Texas has been ordered to New York and It is supposed that she has already left Admiral Sampson's fleet to come north. The Texas Is reported to have strained her decks by firing her heavy guns across ship, and it Is necessary to make, some repairs. She will be sent to the Brooklyn navy yard for this purpose. It Is believed that the injury to the battleship is not serious. Not Eager to Return to Spain. Santiago, July 27. Some of the Span ish soldiers are not displaying much anxiety to return to Spain, declaring they would much prefer to remain la Cuba or go to the United States. It is likely that if some of them found the opportunity they would take up arms with the Cubans. In fact, on Spanish officer, Major Jose Ruiz, has already deserted and Joined the Cubans. FRUIT CROP OF CALIFORNIA. Shortage In reaches, Fears and Apricots Is Iteported. San Francisco, July 27. Notwith standing the fact that there Is a short age In the deciduous fruit crop this year the shipments of green fruits so far this season exceed those for the same period of last year by 175 car loads. Freight Traffic Manager William Sproule of the Southern Pacific com pany, who has made a thorough study of the supply of green fruit in all parts of the state, estimates that about 4.0Q9 carloads will be shipped this year, against 6.300 last year. The shortage la chiefly In pears, peaches and apricots. There will be an increase, however, la the shipments of prunes and raisins. Kenney Jury Disagrees. Wilmington, Del., July 27. The Jury that has been considering the cass of United States Senator Kenney, charged with aiding and abetting In the misap plication of the funds of the. First Na tional bank of Dover, was discharged at 8:13 p. m. They had been out since 1 o'clock last Frldayrafternoon. They stood seven to five in favor of acquit tal. Twenty-five ballots were taken and the first was like the last. At t o'clock the Jury sent a note to Judge Bradford that they positively could not agree. They were sent for and Kenney and his counsel summoned. Given Twenty Davs to Reply. Rome, July 27. Admiral Candianl. it is announced In a dispatch recelvcdhere from Carthagena, Colombo, formally demanded on Saturday last that the Colombian government accept Fresldent Cleveland's award In the Cerrutl case in Its entirety and to guarantee Its full execution. The Italian admiral insists upon a definite reply In twenty days. In the meanwhile the Italian warships will visit ether Colombian ports. At Camp Alger. Washington, July 27. The men at Camp Alger seem well satisfied with the determination of the war depart ment not to move the camp. The offi cers also say that owing to It now be ing a prohibition district, it would b unwise to remove it to & place where the soldiers could more readily obtain intoxicants. Ten new cases of typhoid were taken to the Fort Myer hospital. Feter Waldron, company D, Seventh Illinois, is dead. He was a typhoid pa tient. J. T. Shefflln and John J. Lee. company O, Seventh Ohio, died from the, effects of drinking wood alcohol. '