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Spain’s Answ er to Our Terms Reaches the President. CONTENTS NOT YET KNOWN. Answer Goes Very Lengthily Into Par ticulars on Certain Points—Thought That Evucnatlou of Cuba One Sub ject to He Further Discussed. Washington, Aug. 10.—Spain’s reply is an acceptance of all the conditions laid down by the United States, but Spain presents elaborate views on each point involved and on questions which would naturally arise when the American con ditions were carried into execution. Whether this will be considered satis factory remains to be decided. So far as the reply itself is concerned, even the best informed government offi cials had no information, and there was little hut conjecture as to its contents, but there were several points apparent ly established beyond question. First of these was that the reply was so framed as to be considered by those who draft ed it an acceptance of all the condi tions laid down by the United States; second, it was established that this ac ceptance was a general characteriza tion of the document as a whole and that in making the acceptance Spain had presented elaborate views on each point involved and on questions which would naturally arise when the Ameri can conditions were carried into execu tion. This raised a question as to w'hether the reply would be accepted as completely responsive to the American terms or as an indirect opening of nego tiations on subordinate points. A de termination on this matter cannot be reached until the administration is able to measure the seriousness of the inci dental points raised. If the points are purely inaidental and formal, strong hope is entertained in official quarters that peace will be realized as a result of the present negotiations, but if Spain seeks to impose important conditions there is a prospect of delay and possibly a refusal to accept the reply as respon sive. The latter condition is hardly ex pected, however, in any quarter. Questions That 3Iay Arise. Some of the Madrid advices have sug gested that the reply might bring a crisis on at least one point involved and lead to a sharp and immediate an swer from this government. From the best information obtainable here there is notlnhg to warrant the view that the reply contains any great surprise or any farreaching conditions outside of those which have been the subject of general comment. It is probable that the circumstances under which the Spanish army will be withdrawn from Cuba will be one of the incidental points raised by Spain's answer, just as it was when General Toral surrendered his forces at Santiago. The Spanish gen eral, while conceding the vital point of surrender, was tenacious that there should be no undue humiliation of his forces, and he pleaded for the reten tion of arms and ammunition. In the general evacuation of Cuba practically the same conditions arise on a larger scale. The American terms demanded simply the evacuation of Cuba, without specifying, so far as can be learned, how the Spanish forces would be treat ed when they evacuated, whether as prisoners of war, without arms, or with their arms and ammunition. It is p:ob able that Spain seeks to be assured that her forces will depart with their equip ment, arms and flags. Having yielded the main point of evacuation, it is pos sible that the officials here may look upon it as reasonable that Spain should know what will become of her troops and their equipments. The Usual Custom. In this connection it is pointed out that a voluntary retirement from a country might naturally entitle-the re tiring forces to more consideration than those who retired after battle, by sur render or otherwise. It is said that the usual military custom on voluntary re tirement from a country is for the re tiring party to carry their arms and flags, and specific instances of this are cited in recent wars. The question of the Cuban debt, it was thought, might raise a serious is sue, but, while this is still possible, the present indications are that this matter has not reached a direct, controversial issue, although it involves elements making an issue possible at a later stage. There is said to be precedence of international law by which the debt of an evacuated country continues as a charge upon that country. There are specific Instances also of exceptions to this rule. _ PAEOLE FOE PEIS0NEB8. Flan to Have Spain Take Her Seamen at Portsmouth Home. Washington, Aug. 10.—The adminis tration has decided to parole the Span ish naval prisoners confined at Ports mouth, N. H., at any time the Spanish government may indicate a desire for the parole. The proposition to release the prisoners applies only to the men and does not affect the Spanish officers confined at Annapolis. No communica tion on the subject has been sent to Madrid, but it is proposed to send one through the French embassador unless the peace negotiations shall end favor ably at so early a date as to make the parole of prisoners unnecessary. The administration desires to get rid of Admiral Cervera’s men, for they are at present very expensive to the gov ernment It is considered out of the question, however, to undertake their transportation to Spain, as was done In the case of the military prisoners at ■Santiago, and the Spanish government will be obliged to send neutral ships to Portsmouth If the prisoners are pa roled. There are about 1,600 men to be transported, and their return to Spain will require some time to accomplish. INSTRUCTIONS TO SHAFTER. War Department Gives Him Rules to Fol low In Regard to Disinfecting Troops. Washington, Aug. 10.—The following order has been sent to General Shafter for his instruction regarding the em barkation of troops from Santiago to Montauk Point: Commanding General Firth Corps, San tiago de Cuba: Recommendation* of surgeon gener bis of army and marine hospital service as follows should be accomplished as far as practicable: I First.—Hold trrops assigned to a transport under observation three to i ^ve 'J&ys In separate camp not Infected by fever. | Second.—Surgeons to inspect same twice dally, Isolating promptly suspect I td cases. Third.—Bathe and freshly clothe or , sterilize old clothing of troops at the beginning of period of observation. Fourth.—When not possible to detain troops in camps under observation, bathe them and freshly clothe or steril ize old clothing before embarkation, ex cluding, after searching Inspection, sus pected cases. Fifth.—Yellow fever convalescents or suspects should not accompany healthy troops. Sixth.—No equipage nor personal ef fects capable of conveying infection should accompany troops unless disin fected by steam or otherwise. Seventh.—Arrange to embark by day light under a careful supervision of surgeons, who ■will control sanitary con ditions of troopships en route. By order of the secretary of war. H. C. CORBIN, Adjutant General. Two More Prizes. Key West, Aug. 10.—Two Norwegian steamers have been added to the United States’ large collection of w'ar prizes. They are the Aladdin, captured by the luxiliary gunboat Hawk off Cadiz light, Isle of Pines, on Saturday last, and the Bergen, taken by the auxiliary gunboat Viking off Francis key on Sunday. The Aladdin had cleared from Tampico, Mexico, for Sagua la Grande, with a :argo of sugar. The Bergen was osten sibly bound from Santiago for the same port for the purpose, it is said, of tak ing off refugees. Both steamers Were 3eized without difficulty and were brought in h.re by prize crews respec tively under the command of Ensign Schofield and Lieutenant C. B. Bolles. „ FRANOIS KEY HONORED. Handsome Monument Raised to His Mem ory at Frederick, Md, Frederick, lid., Aug. 10.—Francis Scott Key, tile author of "The Star Spangled Banner," was honored in this his na tive city by the dedication of a hand some monument erected to his mem ory. The preliminary ceremonies in cluded a parade, in which military and civic organizations from all parts of the state took part and which was wit nessed by thousands of residents and visitors. The buildings along the line of march were gayly decorated with the national colors and festooned with bunt ing. When the procession reached the foot of the monument the order of exercises was proceeded with. This included prayer, vocal and instrumental music, an oration by the Hon. Hen.1? Watter son of Kentucky, an address by Mrs. Donald McLean of New York and an ode by Folger McKinsey of Baltimore. The cord which released the drapery uncovering the monument was then drawn by Miss Julia McHenry Howard, granddaughter of Francis Scott Key. ENGLAND’S FIRM STAND. Promises to Support China In Regard to Railroad Concessions: Peking, Aug. 10.—The firm attitude adopted by Great Britain in the matter of railroad concessions in China, which is giving general satisfaction in the British settlements, is maintained. Sir Claude M. Macdonald, British min ster to China, was present at the meet ng of the Chinese foreign office officials (tsung-li-yamen) and reiterated Great Britain’s formal promise to support Ohina if threatened by any foreign pow er on accout of a concession granted to i British subject. The French minister, M. Gerard, has complained to the tsung-li-yamen that, owing to Germany's representations, China has compelled Yung Wing's Tlen-tsin Chin-Kiang railroad, to build which he has the support of an English syndicate willing to advance $25,000,000, to pass west of Shangtung, thus, it is claimed, endangering the prospects of the Han-Kou-Peking railroad conces sion, given to a Franco-Belgian syndi cate. Ex-Mayor Sutro’s Will. San Francisco, Aug. 10.—The final dis position of the fortune left by the late Adolph Sutro is still in doubt. When Dr. Emma Merritt was appointed guar dian of her father last February the Sutro estate was appraised at $2,848, 572. Its real value, however, is believed to be much more. It is said that sons and daughters will share equally in ils distribution. It had long been ex Mayor Sutro’s desire and intention to give the Sutro heights property and the Sutro library to the people of San Fran cisco. Whether the conditions of his illness prevented him from carrying out his plan is yet to be made known. fostuiasters Appointed. Washington, Aug. 10. — The appoint ment by the president of the following postmasters was announced: Massachusetts—Gloucester, Charles D. Brown; Hyde Park, Samuel B. Moseley. Pennsylvania—Bradford, Herman H. North; Eddystone, John W. Armstrong; Kane, Lucius Rogers; Mount Jewett. Charles W. Oberg; Tyrone, John G. Mc Camant. New Jersey — Millburn, Caroline E. Condit; Salem, Joseph P. Miller; Toms River, William B. Singleton. New York—Brocton, George R. Pet tit; Newark, Richard P. Groat; New Brighton, John H. Eadle. Lord Herschell Invited to Attend. Philadelphia, Aug 10.—An invitation has been sent to Lord Herschell, former lord chancellor of England, to attend the meeting of the American Bar asso ciation at Saratoga on Aug. 17. Lord Herschell is now traveling in Canada. He is one of the members of the com mission which meets next week to adjust all matters in dispute between tHe Unit ed States and Canada. Lord Aberdeen, governor general of Canada, has also been invited to attend the meetings. Dole to Be Hawaii's President. San Francisco, Aug. 10.—Senator Mor gan of the Hawaiian commission is quoted by The Call as saying that ex President Dole will be the first presi dent of Hawaii and not Minister Sewall, as recently reported. The senator add ed that he has the best of reasons to believe that Admiral Miller was carry ing Dele's commission to the islands. GREAT VICTORY Our Troops Won at Manila During a Typhoon. THE LOSS SLIGHT. Several Hundred Spaniards Were Killed. GREENE IN COMMAND. Eaw Volunteers Made a Splen did Stand Under Fire. Our Outposts Were Attacked by Night. Brigade Called Out to Sustain the American Position—6paulsh Loss Not Yet Accurately Known, but Believed to Be Very Heavy—Spaniards Were Mowed Down — During Flashes of Lightning Wounded Men Could Be Seen Lying In Blood Bed Water—The Wounded Amer icans Gave Their Cartridge Belts to Their Comrades—Artillery Duel on Day Following Fight — Spanish Carry Oft Their Dead—General Greeue Congratu lates the Troops on Their Splendid Be havior—General Merritt’s Official Re port of the Battle. Manila Bay. Aug. 4. via Hongkong. Aug. 10.—The soil of the Philippines lias been drenched with American blood. On the night of July 31 at 11 o’clock the Spaniards made a concerted sortie from Manila city on the outposts and trench es of Camp Dewey, near Malate, Gen eral Francis V. Greene commanding. BRIGADIER GENERAL GREENE. The attack was directed at the Ameri can right flank, held by the Tenth Pennsylvania troops. Ten men were killed in the trenches and picket lines and 44 wounded. The dead: Morris Just, First California volun teers. W. E. Erowne, Company D, Tenth Pennsylvania. William Bunton, H. Stillwagon, James Hull, Jr.: Jesse Moss, all of Company E, Tenth Pennsylvania. John Brady, Jr., Company I, Tenth Pennsylvania. L. Dawson. Battery K, Third artill ry. U. S. A. J. A. Mclllrath, Battery H, Third ar tillery. TJ. S. A. Charles Winfield. Captain Richter, First California; Captain Hobbs, Third artillery, were among the wounded. The British admiral reports the Span ish loss to be 350 killed. 900 wounded. Malate is located half way between Cavite and Manila city. Genera! Greene's force numbers 4,000 men. His line has been advancing and intrench ing. The arrival of the third expedite n filled the Spaniards with rage, and they determined to give battle before Camp Dewey could be re-enforced. The trenches extended from the beach. 300 yards to the left flank of the insurgents. Sunday was the insurgent feast day and their left flank withdrew, leavirg the American right flank exposed. o m panies A and E of the Tenth Pennsyl vania and Utah battery were ordered to re-enforce the right flank. Battle In a Big Typhoon. In the midst of a raging typhoon, with a tremendous downpour of rain, the en emy’s force, estimated at .3,000 men, at tempted to surprise the camp. Our pickets were driven in and the trenches assaulted. The brave Pennsylvania men never flinched, but stood their ground under a withering Are. The alarm spread, and the First California regiment, with two companies of the Third artillery, who fight with rifles, were sent up to re-en force the Pennsylvanians. The enemy were on top of the trenches when these re-enforcements arrived, and never was the discipline of the regulars better demonstrated than by the work of the Third artillery under Captain O’Hara. Nothing could be seen but flashes of Mauser rifles. Men ran right up to the attacking Spaniards and mowed them down with regular volleys. The Utah battery, under Captain Young, covered itself with glory. The men pulled their guns through mud axle deep. Two guns were sent around in flank and poured in a destructive enfi lading fire. The enemy was repulsed and retreated in disorder. Our infantry had exhausted its ammunition and did not follow the enemy. Not an inch of ground was lost, but the scenes In the trenches was one naver to be forgotten. During Bashes of lightning the dead and wounded could be seen lying in blood red water, but neither the ele ments of heaven nor the destructive power of man could wring a cry of pro test from the wounded. They encour aged their comrades to fight and hand ed over their cartridge belts. During the night the Spanish scouts were seen carrying off dead and wound ed of the enemy. The American dead were buried next day in the convent of Maracaban. General Merritt’s Report of FlgtA. V ashington, Aug. 10.—The following dispatch from General Merritt was giv en out at the war department: Hongkong, Aug. 8. Adjutant General, Washington: MacArthur troops arrived 31st. No epidemic sickness. Five deaths. Lieu tenant Kerr, engineers, died spinal meningitis. Landing at camp delayed account high surf. To gain approach to city Greene’s outposts were advanced to continue lines from the Camino real, Cavite, on Sunday night. Spanish attacked sharp ly. Artillery outposts behaved well. Held position. Necessary to call out brigade. Span ish loss rumored heavy. Our loss: Killed—Tenth Pennsylva nia, John Brady, Walter E. Brown. Regular infantry—William F. Brin ton, Jacob Hull, Jesse Noss, William Stilhvagon. First California—Maurice Just. Third artillery—Eli Dawson. First Colorado—Fred Springstead. Seriously wounded: Tenth Pennsylva nia—Sergeant Alva Walter, Private Lee Snyder, Victor Holmes, C. S. Carter, Arthur Johnson; First California—Cap tain R. Richter, Private C. J. Edwards; Third Artillery—Private Charles Win field, J A. Mollreth. Thirty-eight slight ly wounded. MERRITT. WHERE BATTLE TOOK PLACE. Cavite Is Strongly Fortified — American Forces Now About Manila. Washington,, Aug. 10. — Malate is a smail suburb of Manila on the road be tween that city and Cavite. It was there that the family of Captain Gener al Augusti was captured by the rebels two months ago. The place had been strongly fortified and held by the insurgents and was oc cupied by our troops on their arrival from the transports. It is believed that the Astor batten had a part in the engagement, inas much as in a recent dispatch it was stated that this battery and a battalion of the Third artillery had taken up a position before Malate. The Third ar tillery was acting as infantry. There were only 1.000 yards between the Span ish lines and the position of the battery. The other troops composing the Amer ican lines encamped about Manila, some of which had a hand in the fight, are the First California volunteers, Colonel Smith; the First Oregon volunteers. Colonel Summers; four companies of the- Fourteenth United States infantry, a battery of the California heavy artil len". the Tenth Pennsylvania volun teers, Colonel Hawkins: the First Col orado volunteers. Colonel Hale; the First Nebraska, Colonel Bratt: two bat talions of the Eighteenth and Twenty third regulars, two battalions of tht Utah light artillery and a detachment from the engineer corps. The California and Oregon volunteers and the troops from the Fourteenth in fantry are those under General Ander son, which formed the first expedition sent to the Philippines. They arrived in Manila hay on June 3. The Pennsylvania, Nebraska. Colo rado, Utah volunteers and the othei regulars referred to are the troops un der General Francis V. Greene of New York, who arrived at Cavite on July 20. Soon after the arrival of the secono expedition the forces were divided inti two brigades. The First brigade was made of the First California, the Sec ond Oregon, a battalion of the Twenty third infantry, a battalion of the Four teenth infantry. Battery A of the Utah artillery and a battalion of California artillery. The Second brigade compris ed the Eighteenth infantry, the First Colorado, the First Nebraska, the Tenth Pennsylvania and Battery B of the Utah artillery. The Fighting Renewed. On the night of Aug. 1 the fighting was renewed, hut the enemy had been taught a lesson and made the attack at long range with heavy artillery. The Utah battery replied, and the artillery duel lasted an hour. One man was killed. He was Fred Springster of the First Colorado, and two men were wounded. On the night of Aug. 2 the artillery duel was renewed. Two men were badly wounded and are this morning reported dead. This brings the total dead to 13, with 10 in hospital mortally hurt. General Greene issued this to the troops: ■'Camp Dewey, Near Manila.—The brigadier general commanding desires to thank the troops engaged last night for gallantry and skill displayed by them in repelling such a vigorous at tack by largely superior forces of Span iards. Not ail inch of ground was yielded by the Tenth Pennsylvania in fantry and Utah artillery stationed in the trenches.” A battalion of the Third artillery and First regiment California infantry mov ed forward to their support through a galling fire with the utmost intrepidity. The courage and steadiness shown by all in their first engagement is worthy of the highest commendation. The Astor battery and the battalion of the Third artillery' arrived at Cavite with General Merritt on the Newport on July 25. MANILA’S DOOM SEALED. Oewey’8 Ships Stripped For Action and Merritt Ready to Attack. Manila Bay. July 6, via Hongkong. Aug. 10.—Manila will fall as soon as the monitor Monadnock comes here. She is expected by next Thursday. Admiral Dewey’s ships are stripping for action. Otving to the high wind and heavy seas the troops of the third exposition have not yet landed. Two lighters were capsized in the attempt, and three, na tives were drowned. Immediately after the arrival of the expedition General Merritt organized all his forces for an attack on Manila. The troops were formed into one division under command of General Anderson. The division is composed of two bri gades. The first, under General Mac Arthur, is made up of the Twenty third and Fourteenth regular Infantry and the Wyoming, North Dakota, Ida So, Minnesota volunteers and the Astor j battery. The Second brigade is under command ! of General Greene—Eighteenth regular Infantry. Third artillery, engineers, slg- j nal corps and California, Colorado, Me- 1 hraska, Pennsylvania volunteers and Utah battery. The two brigades num- j ber 9,000 men. Oregon troops garrison i Cavite. Aihniral Dewey's fleet commands the trenches and camps of the Spaniards. Unofficial news of peace proposals has been received here, but General Merritt declined to express himself, but scores of the officers and commanders indorse the president's demands. The situation in Manila is critical. The lights of the city are extinguished. All meats are exhausted. The defenses are a cordon cf trenches, two batteries of nine 6 inch guns each, the latter on the Cavite side, the big guns directly in front. THE MONTEREY’S ARRIVAL The Monitor Containing Remainder of Merritt’s Expedition Reaches Manila. Hongkong. Aug. 10.—Advices from Ca vite say that the monitor Monterey ar rived in Manila bay on Aug. 4 and that the other transports with United States troops are now in the harbor. The Monterey left San Francisco at 2:35 o’clock on June 7, escorted by the collier Brutus. Three days later she had to put in at San Diego to replace some coal which had been washed away from her deck. She arrived at Hono lulu on the evening of June 24, 12 days from San Diego. The trip to Honolulu was exceedingly rough. Shortly after leaving San Diego the Monterey experienced a heavy northeast stbell. Her decks were under water most of the time, and progre.-s was very slow. Five days out less than 50 tons of coal remained in the moni i tor’s bunkers, and the Brutus took her in tow. That night the big manilia cable parted at the Monterey’s bit, having lit erally severed itself asunder, and the two vessels could not again get under way until late the next morning. A few hours before reaching Honolulu the towline was cast oif and the Monterey went into the harbor an hour ahead of the Brutus. The monitor and her consort tried to proceed on their journey on June 29, but had to return to Honolulu in the even ing of the same day, owing to an acci dent to the Brutus. The trip was finally resumed on July 1. The transports referred to in the dis patch from Hongkong are the five other vessels in General Merritt’s expedition, which the Newport, being a faster ship, left behind. These vessels, which hav, now arrived, are as follows: Morgan City—The First Idaho volun teers and the First Nebraska recruits. City of Para—The Thirteenth Minne sota. Indiana—One battalion of the Eight eenth United States infantry, one bat talion of the Twenty-third United States infantry, the signal corps and a detachment of engineers. Ohio—The First Wyoming volunteers. Batteries G and I, Third United States artillery, and recruits of the Thirteenth Minnesota. Valencia — The First North Dakota volunteers. Engineers Still at Anchor. New York. Aug. 10.—The transport Chester, with the First regiment of vol unteer engineers on board, did not sail for Porto Rico, as it was said she would do. She lay in the harbor below Gov ernors island while additional stores were taken aboard, and mechanics worked energetically to get the ship in the best possible shape for her voyage. The engineers were so anxious to get started before peace was declared that they were placed on board before the transport was properly fitted up for their accommodation. They have no complaint to make of the sanitary ar rangements In the transport other tha . that they find it very uncomfortable cooped up in their narrow quarters on the ship. Colonel Griffin obtained two excursion barges Monday, which were made fast to the Chester, and he told his men that they could sleep on them if they wanted to. There was a wild rush at once to the barges, and the men ! found them far more comfortable than the Chester. The Lninnusns Arrive. In Good Condition. New York, Aug. 10.—The transport Lampasas, Captain Barstow. has ar rived from, Ponce, Porto Rica, via Hampton Roads, and was inspected by Health Officer Doty at quarantine and then permitted to proceed to her dock. The Lampasas landed 10S sick soldiers at Hampton Roads, when she was or dered to proceed to New York. Dr. Do ty f< und the Lampasas In splendid san itary condition—In fact, no cleaner ship has entered this port in a long time. The health officer complimented Captain Barstow for the excellent condition f the transport. Colouel of ‘Ninth Massachusetts Death Boston, Aug. 10.—Colonel Fred B. Bo gan, commander of the Ninth Massa- 1 ehusetts regiment, L’nitcd Stales volun teers. died at his home in Charlestown Colonel Bogan arrived home from Cuba a few days ago in a greatly debilitated condition as a result of the hardships attendant upon the campaign, but it was thought he would rally, and he showed favorable symptoms until sud denly a change occurred, and he died a few minutes later. Sixth Massachusetts Officers Resign. Washington, Aug. 10.—The president has accepted the resignations of Coh nel Charles F. Woodward, Lieutenant Colo nel George E. Chaffin, Major George H. Taylor and Captain U. A. Goodell. all of the Sixth Massachusetts, now on duty in Porto Rico. They have been discharged from further service. No explanation concerning the matter is given at the war department, but press dispatches spoke of the trouble in the regiment. Spanish Prisoners Reach Home. Gibraltar, Aug. 10.—The steamer Hes peria of the Mediterranean branch of the Anchor line, which left New York during the afternoon of July 24, having on board 80 Spanish prisoners taken from Spanish merchantmen captured by American warships, has arrived here. The Spanish sailors were trans shipped to the railroad and were con veyed to Algeciras, the Spanish seaport on the west side of the bay of Gibraltar. Alger Expects Fall of Manila. Washington, Aug. 10.—Secretary Al ger regards the Manila fight as the be ginning of the general attack on the Philippine capital. i Lnlversitles to Combine. Portland, Or., Aug. 10.—Arrangement* have been made for the consolidation of the Portland university and the Pu get Sound university at Tacoma, botfc schools being under the control of the Methodist Episcopal church. The loca tion of the new Institution has not yel been determined. All propositions for carrying out the consolidation are to be submitted in waiting to Dr. C. H. 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