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Consolidated June 1. 1597. withNewEra. Ksutx mi. MENA, ARK., WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 189b. SPAIN NOW SUES FOR PEACE.; Negotiations Were Opened Yesterday Through the French Ambassador. UNCLE SAM TOO BIG TO WHIP. | M. Cambon Presents a Message From the Spanish Government Looking to the End of War. The following official statement is made: “The French ambassador, on behalf of the government of: Spain, and by direction of the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, presented to the President this afternoon at the White house a mes rsage from the Spanish government looking to a termination of the war and the settlement of terms of peace.” Spain’s communication presented by Ambassador Cambon is in j general terms and does not make any distinct propositions as to Cuba, the Philippines or any other possession. It is simply a request that peace negotiations be opened. The President reserved his answer, an understanding being reached that he would at once lay the subject before the cabinet atrd then invite M. Cambon to another conference at the White house, j when the final answer will be given as to the willingness of this government to open negotiations. It is suspected that the conditions named: The annexation to the United States of Cuba and Porto Rico and the relinquishment to Spain of the Philippines, represent what may now be looked upon as the maximum concessions that Spain is willing to make. HIGHLY GRATIFYING. j Splendid Showing of Our Troops In the Two Battles Preceding the Capture of Santiago. Washington, July 25.—With the week just closed the United States saw the end of the third month of the war with Spain, and the responsible officials, from the president down to j the lowest employe, who has had to do with shaping the course of events, : feel nothing but satisfaction at the progress made. An army of 250,000 men has been mobilized, armed and equipped, and much of it has seen service. The battles preceding the capture of Santiago have been re markable in many respects, and in the opinion of military experts, have! covered the United States army en gaged with imperishable glory. Mod srn warfare of a type developed in these engagements was absolutely new and untried, not only to the United States army, but to the world. No such charge is recorded in his tory as that made upon the stone fort »nd the blockhouses crowning the hills of El Caney. There have been engagements between trained troops and savage races in the jungles of In dia and on the hills of South Africa of late years that conveyed in a •light manner the possibilities of mod #rn weapons. Hut these battles fought !! hy the Fifth rmy corps have been the first in which large bodies of civilized hoops on both sides have been en Paged with all the nplements of mod- I ern warfare, and the result is bound Jobe rightly instructive to the mili tary student and to extort admiration for the splendid fighting qualities of j the United States soldiers from the ! most unwilling critics. llimiltiieM to 4io t*» Snui New Orleans, July 20. —Col. Duncan • Hood’s regiment of immunes from: ovingum arrived here to-day. Col. i Riche’s immunes arrived Saturday, j oth these regiments will be taken to anti a go by the transport Berlin, now akiuir ou 8tures for the expedition. : en. shatter is very anxious to have; ; e6,e two regiments to do garrison! dut.v at Santiago. H.1 port IhMt H.iii l.xmlxd. Thomas. I). YV. I., July 20.-The Bited States troop* were landing yes "V tin* island of Porto Rico, ear Ponce, on the south coast* tall for a National Conference. Chicago, July 20.— The Civic federa °n of Chicago last night gave out a for a national conference, to be at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., j ufust 19 and 20, to discuss the future ( J?r*iign policy of the United States. ; ls call is signed by over 1,000 men j °m every state in the union. GEN. KING’S VIEWS. _ Commander of Next Expedition to the Ehillpptue* Luuka for Trouble with Agulualdo—50,000 Men Needed. San Francisco, July 26.—It is under- j stood that Rrig. Gen. Charles King will be in command of the next Ma nila expedition. He will probably go either on the Arizona or Scandia. Re ferring to the men to go to Manila, Gen. King said: It is my persona! opinion that every man of j the expeditionary forces will be wanted in the j Philippines and will go there- Even should , Manila be taken from the Spanish and the war settled in the Orient, as far as Spain Is concerned, with the forces now there or already ordered to dcpurt, yet it is not to be doubted that Qen. Merritt will be glad to have &0.000 men before he is through with Agulnalda The men at Camp Merritt and the Presido, may rest contented that they will see all of the Philip- j pines they desire Watching for Grasshopper*. Topeka, Kan., July 26.—The an nouncement that grasshoppers are nu merous enough in Colorado, within 60 miles of the Kansas line, to interfere with train service, though it has aroused no excitement, is causing farmers in Kansas to watch for In formation from the west In the vi cinity of Goodland, it is reported, grass is disappearing before the hoppers very rapidly. __ Illness Increases in Camp. San Francisco, July 26.—Sickness among the soldiers here is increasing. In the division hospital are 208 patients aud in the Presidio barracks hospital 45, a total of 258 soldiers, not counting perhaps 100 less severe cases iu regi mental hospitals. More suidiers arc sick now than during the bad weather, when about 14,000 men were at Camp Merritt, where to-dav there are only a iittle over half that number. The steamer Edward Smith was run into and sunk in Lase St. Clair, near Detroit. Mich., by the schooner Aura nia. Those on board were rescued. The \> hole Town Burned. Halifax. N. S., July 26.—The town of Pugwash, 1,200 inhabitants, a shipping port of considerable importance on the Straits of Northumberland, burned yesterday, 200 dwellings, five churches, 20 stores, three hotels and several mills being destroyed. Many people are missing and they may have per ished. _ Cuba's Klrst American Newspaper. Sautiago, July 20. —Company F, Thirty-third Michigan volunteers, will publish, with Gen. Shatter’s consent, the tirst American newspaper pub lished in Cuba. It is edited anJ print ed bv members of the company and will bear the title of Company F En terprise Gen Miles Lands His Troops at Guanica After a Little Brush with Spanish Troops. A MOVE MADE TO CAPTURE A RAILWAY. Pon<-u Only About Ten Miles East of Uusn le» and Not Much Resistance It Expect ed in Taking the City, ns the Garrison I>o>'» Not Exceed U,o6o Men—A Post master Appointed for Porto Kloo. .— Washington, July 20.—The govern ment is waiting to receive confirma tion of the reported debarkation of Gen. Miles’ troops. The war depart ment did not expect t» hear of Gen. Miles’ landing near Ponce, as men tioned in newspaper dispatches, but it j is admitted that Gen. Miles is master of his own movements, and it Is en tirely conceivable that he acquired in formation since the original plans i were formed for the campaign against Porto Rico that led him to modify them at the moment when they were to be put into execution. While the distance from Ponce to Han Juan is much greater than from the point originally selected for Miles’ landing, there is, according to the military in formation charts, a splendid 14-foot macadamized road leading directly across the island to Han Juan on the north shore. Huch a road as this, if it is properly described in the archives of the war department, would be very little affected by the torren tial rains of this season, so that it might he possible for our troops, ac companied as they will be by field ar unery, to marco across tne 70 miles between Ponce and San Juan in less time than would have been required to cover the much shorter distance be tween the capital and some of the other points that have been named as the landing place for the troops. Wherever the landing may have been made the war department expects to hear from Gen. Miles vary soon, for he has been long enough on the coast of Porto liico to have established himself somewhere ashore and to have for warded some coinrnuuiWi ion to the government. There will be no diffi culty in the prompt transmission of any dispatches the general may ' tile over the eable from St. Thomas. It is probable that in the beginning the government at Madrid j will be in advance with the news. ! This is because there is a cable run ning from Ponce around through a group of the West India islands to Kingston, where communication with the transatlantic cable can be had. Thus the conditions at Ponce so far as cable connections are concerned ap proximate those existing at Santiago at the beginning of the campaign, when the Spanish government was able to communicate directly with the j Spanish general in the town while Gen. Shatter’s communications were ; subject to a delay of about 24 hours. However, all this will be rectified in j the course of a few days and Gen. Miles will be in quick communication with Washington. O*o. Milas Landing Nssr Paso*. Washington, July 2ft.—The dis patches received here last night to the effect that Gen. Miles was landing his forces near Ponce Indicate that he is iouowing out ms original plan, wnicn was to seize Ponce, one of the largest towns in Porto Rico, for a base, and, after he has captured it, get his army in thorough shape before proceeding to San Juan for the largest under taking before him. It is not his intention to push forward for San Juan until all his forces have landed at Ponce. Although Ponce is the sec ond eity of Porto Rico in population and importance, its defenses are weak and its garrison is small. Not much resistance is expected. The city of Ponce proper has no military defenses, but on the hills to the north of the town a series of earth intrenchinents have recently been constructed. West of Ponce, where the railroad and mili tary road touch the shore, earthworks have been constructed to guard this strategic point. There are about 30 mountain howitzers in Ponce available for the defense of the city and rail road. The regular garrison at Ponce does not exceed in number 2,000 men. A UniKiliiK M»il« Aft*-r a sklrmlnli. Port of Guanica, Porto Rico, July 25, via St Thomas, I). W. I., July 20.—The United States military expedition un der the command of Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, commanding the army of the United States which left Guantanamo bay during the evening of Thursday last, Judy 21, was landed here success fully to-day, after a skirmish with a detac iiuent of the Spanish troops and a crew of 30 belonging to the launch of the United States auxiliary gunboat Gloucester, formerly Mr. J. Pierpont Morgun's steam yacht Corsair. Four of the Spaniards were killed and no Americans hurt. The troops were pushed forward promptly in order to capture the railroad leading to Ponce, 1 which is only about ten miles east of ! this place. Postmaster for Porto Klcu. Washington, July 26. —Nathan Smith, in charge of the postal establishment for Porto ltico, left yesterday for New port News, whence he is to sail on the I St. Louis for his destination on the is land. He carried with him an outfit, including $5,000 worth of stamps and all the blanks and books necessary for transacting a money order and regis tered letter business. The rate of let ter postage between Porto Rico and the United States will be the domestic rate, two cents an ounce. .. — Every state Filled its Quota. ■Washington, July 26.—The war de-1 partment feels that it has reason to be gratified with the results obtained un der the first and second calls for troops by the president. The statement is sued last night shows that practically j all the states have supplied the quotas called for in these two calls. FROM GEN. SHATTER. The Commanding General’s Report on the Situation at Santiago. The Army Mentally Depressed on Account of Inactivity—Answer to Critical Newspaper*—Member of Spanish Prisoners. Washington, July 25.—Gen. Shatter reported by cable yesterday that the condition of the troops at Santiago was rapidly improving and said he hoped, in the course of a day or two, to have them all located in comforta ble camps where they may rest and re cuperate, and where the sick may re cover. He is feeding 11,000 of the Spanish prisoners of war, and. | although he has not yet been able to ! furnish them tents, this deficiency is being made good and, meanwhile, their present condition is no worse in this respect than was their condition be fore the surrender. In a very dignified manner Gen. Shatter takes notice of some of the severely critical newspaper articles that have appeared touching the con dition of the troops before Santiago while they lay in the trenches. He admits that there was a shortage of tobacco for a time, but shows conclu- ! sively that there was no lack of the necessaries of life, and that the troops were adequately supplied with hard bread, bacon, sugar and coffee. Al though this bill of fare is not as extensive as that afforded troops in garrison it embodies the main ! features of the army ration while on the field service and removed from a base of supplies. The Army Much Depressed. Santiago, July 25.—There have been no fatalities from fever thus far, but so long as the men are exposed to the hot sun during the day, the increasing rains and heavy night dews, malaria will increase and our men grow worse. A second attack is much more diffi cult to eradicate, especially in the case of men exposed to the present condi tions. The cavalry is anxious to pro ceed to Porto Rico, but will be obliged to remain here until the Spanish pris oners of war have been transported to Spain, which, it is believed, will have been accomplished before the next month is well advanced. The army is mentally depressed by inactivity and the uncertainty as to Its future move ments, together with the increasing malarial fever. PrDoucra to B« Sant to Spain. Washington, July 26.— The war de partment Sunday night posted the fol lowing: Santiago, July 24.— Lieut. MUey has returned from Sun Luis and Palma Sorlany, where he went four days ago to receive the surrender of Spanish troops The number surrendered was larger than Gen. Toral reported—3,006 Spanish troops and 330 volunteer guerrillas—gave up their arms and gave parole and have gone to work. Three thousand stands of arms were turned In loaded on ox carts and started to the railroad. Spanish troops accompanying him to San Luis and all apparently greatly delight- , ed at prospects of returning borne. They were on the verge of starvation and have to send , them rations to- morrow. If the numbers keep up as they have there will be about 24000 to ship away—nearly 12,000 here, 8,000 from San i Luis, 6,000 from Guantanamo and over 2,000 at Sagua and Baracoa.—Shatter, Major General Commanding. _ _ GEN. GOMEZ’S ORDERS. The Insurgent General Hays That He Has Directed His Forces to Co-Operate with Americans. Jacksonville, Fla., July 26.—Lieut Charles Fritot, of this city, who was a member of the Cuban expedition on the steamer Florida, and who has returned from Cuba, states that the Florida expedition was met by Gen. Gomez, and that he had a personal talk with the general, in the course of which he said, when asked what message he had for the American people: “I have only to say that the only man that has anything to say in the direction of matters is Mr. McKinley and we shall do what-1 ever he says. 1 have given instructions to all my forces to co-operate with the Americans, to whom we are much in- 1 debted.” j 1 Admiral Sampson Makes an Offi* cial Report on the Destruction of Cervera’s Fleet. REPORT COMPLIMENTS MANY BY NAME. The Destruction of the I’luton and Terror by the Olouceater a Remarkable Event In Naval Warfare—The Rcm-up of the KpanUh Sailor* Also Dwelt Upon—Uon. Shatter Report* Ilia L.O.* at Santiago. New York, July 20.—A Washington special to the Journal says: Admiral Sampson’s official report is a statement of the facts connected with the de struction of the Spanish fleet It is made up of reports from Commodore Schley; Capt. Evans, of the Iowa; Capt. Clark, of the Oregon; Capt. Taylor, of the Indiana; Capt. Philip, of the Tex as, and Commander Wainwright, of the Gloucester. Commodore Schley is eulo gized in the reports for his prompt dis position of the fleet in the emergency, and for his coolness and daring during the fight. In this respect he will be given a larger share of the praise than muy of the captains of the battleships. Capt. Evans, of the Iowa; Capt. Tay lor, of the Indiana, and Capt. Philip, of the Texas, are praised in high terms. Capt Clark, of the Oregon, re ceived marked praise for the manner in which his ship was handled and the efficiency of his fire. Com mander Wainwright, of the auxil iary cruiser Gloucester, is most highly complimented and recommend eu lor prumuuuu. Aumirai numpsuu says that the destruction of the Pluton and Terror by the Gloucester was one of the most remarkable events in naval warfare. The report at some length compliments the men of the fleet and mentions in particular a number of commissioned officers who were con spicuous for their coolness during the fight. The rescue of the Spanish sail ors after the battle was over was also dwelt upon. Gen. Shatter Reports Bis Less. Washington, July 28.—Gen. Shatter's detailed report of the American cas ualties of the battle of Santiago has been received at the war department and is now preparing for publication. The total number of casualties was 1,595. Recapitulated, the American losses were: Killed, 23 officers and 208 enlisted men; wounded, 80 officers ami 1,308 men; missing, 81 men. The missing are supposed to be dead, as so far the Spanish forces took no prison era _ BASEBALL GAMES. I National Lwirii*. At New York—Game forfeited to Baltimore by New York. At Philadelphia—Washington 8, Philadel phia 4 At Chicago—Chicago 7, Cleveland 0. < At Brooklyn—Brooklyn 4, Boston it t NATIONAL LNAOIJM STANDING. W. LfC W. t, P.O. Cincinnati....57 28 . 871 Pittsburgh ..43 40.518 Boston.53 30 .832 Philadelphia 37 42 . 488 Cleveland....52 32 .812 Brooklyn.83 47 . 413 Baltimore. - .47 32 .525 Washington..31 52 .373 Chicago.47 40 .540 Louisville....22 55 . 345 New York... 4J 38 . 531 St Louis. ....24 00.280 Western Lassus. At Kansas City—Kansas City 5, Milwaukee(X At Minneapolis—Detroit 7, Minneapolis & At St Joseph—Indianapolis IS, St Joseph 4 At St Paul—St Paul 11, Columbus 1(X WMTIRt LIAO01 STAHDIltU. w. l. r.a w. u r.a Indiana polls. W 29 .642 Columbus ...44 34.664 Kansas City.SO 36 .MM Detroit.33 49 .402 St Paul.49 35 . 583 St Joseph ..27 49 . 366 Milwaukee. .86 37 .675 Minneapolis.24 61.282 Tu Fortify Honolulu. San Francisco, July 36.—It has been decided to fortify Honolulu and make it one of the strongest military posts iu the Pacific. For this purpose Maj. Langfitt, commanding a battalion of United States volunteers, wilt leave on the first steamer for Honolulu and he will be followed by 400 men under command of Col. Willard Young. These men are all expert engineers. All strategic points which control Honolulu will bo strongly fortified and barracks will be built for a large force.______ i'arllsts l.eitvini; Spain. London, July 38.—The Paris corre spondent of the Daily News says: “The prefect of Lower Pyrenees reports a Carlist exodus from 8pain. Saint Jean de Luse, Bayonne and Biarritz are alive with Carlists. The prefects of the Pyrenees have been ordered to place certain Carlist chiefs under sur veillance and to notify the French government if any organization for giving arms nr ammunition is discov ered.” __ An Attack on ulanlla I in mint'll I. London, .July 36.—A special dispatch from Madrid says that tieri. Augusti, saptain general of the Philippines, has telegraphed to the government as fol ovvs: "The Americans are about to ittack Manila. Crave events are im >ending.” _ The president has appointed Ferdi iand W. Peck, of Chicago, cornmis iiouer general of the Paris exposition.