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mi mi nil ALL HOPE OF SURRENDER OF SANTIAGO ABANDONED GEN. SHAFTERORDEREO TO STORM THE DOOMED CITY 61WMSH GENERAL MAKES A SEC OND INSOLENT REPLY iniorlciin OHleorn Confident the Ah minlt Will Bo of Uriel' Duration S|iunlnrtlH Are Completely IliriKii-d in by Amerioan Forces —Toral Thoiiulit to Have Been IMiiyitiH' for D«-l«> Gen. Shafter Brimming I it Heavy (;uns for Ist iti I lie lloiiiharilmcnt Fleet Will I'o-opernte. I lit by the Associated Press. PLATA DEL ESTE. July 13.— 9£aj. Gen. .Miles today a.-sumed command of the army around Santiago and the future movements of the United States tr •; .- will be directed by him in per- Bon. The armistice which has been de clared ponding negotiations for the sur rendering of the Spanish forces will ex pire at noon Thursday and unless the demands of the Americans are acceded to by that time a general attack will be made, the fleet bombarding the city from outside the harbor. It is believed, however, that tomor row morning — and perhaps before then, a white flag will be flying from the fortifications. The terms of surrender Insisted upon by the American commander take in not only the beleaguered Spaniards in Santiago, but the whole province of Santiago, Including the ganisons at ManzaniHo, Holguin and Baracoa. The United Stutts on its part agrees to send the Spanish troops back to Spain and to allow their officers their side arms. No other concessions will be granted. CRISIS AT HAND. WASHINGTON, July 13. — Among the best-informed administration of ficials the opinion is universal tonight that the crisis in the Santiago cam paign is at hand. It is deemed cer tain that tomorrow will witness either a desperate fight or an unconditional surrender on te part of the Spanish forces, with the chances of both so evenly divided that there is scarcely a toss-up between them. The war officials are hoping for a surrender of the city, and they generally believe Gen. Toral, the Spanish commander, will yield at the last moment, rather than subject his men to what would inevitably be a losing fight. He is evidently hesitating as to what course he shall pursue, and, as Adjt. Gen. Corbin, commenting upon the situa tion tonight, said: "The soldier who hesitates is doom ed." Up to 1:30 o'clock tonight not a word of information that would throw any light upon the situation at Santiago had been received by the war depart ment. TORAL IS DETERMINED. Will Not Surrender Santiago Until His Army la Beaten. OFF JURAGUA, July 12 (via Kings ton, July 13).— A1l hope for a bloodless Burrender of the Spanish forces in San tiago has been abandoned. Today Gen. Miles cabled the following to Wash ington: "PLATA DEL ESTE, July 13 At a meeting: between the linen, at Wfcteh Gem. Sfcaftez and Gen. Wheel er and *pimisli Gen. Toral were present, the latter claimed that he In unable to act without authority <>l lii> K'overmiieiii, but had received authority to withdraw and Hnrren der harbor port*, ninii ttions of war and eastern portion of Cuba. He urgently requewts until tomorrow noon to receive ajtswer front lilh government regarding offer of onr government to Head lil* (oreei to Spain, which was granted. Signed, — "Mile*, MaJ. Gen. Commanding.'' Gen. Shafter then wired Washington as follows: SWTIAGO, July 1.1 Your tele gram Maying no modification of or ders allowed just received. Have had an interview with Gen. Toral, and have extended truce until noon tomorrow} told him that his sur render only would be considered; that he was without hoipe of escape, and had no right to continue the fight. "I think it made a strong impres sion on him and hope for his sur render. If he refuses. I will open on him at 12 o'clock tomorrow with every gun I have, and will have the assistance of the navy, who are rendy to bombard the city with 13-inch shells. Signed, —"Shafter." TORAL, IS DEFIANT. Gen. Toral, the Spanish commander, TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Toral Refuses to Surrender. Blanco Attempts Suicide. Serious Problems of War. Situation at Madrid. 2— Making Soldiers of Recruits. Life at Camp Thoma6. 3— Fatal Fire at Racine. Italy Threatens Colombia. Admiral Dewey Firm. 4— Editorial. Grand Master of Machinists Speaks. s—Sporting5 — Sporting News. Saints Lose to Hooslers. 6— Markets of the World. Bar Silver. Cash Wheat. 7— Minneapolis Matters. Ore Rate Case. News of the Northwest. News of the Railroads. B— Mrs. Barber's Suicide. Supreme Court Adjourns. No Labor Day at the Fair. Work Test tor Tramp*. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE has finally and definitely refused to ac cept Shafter's proposal for an uncon ditional surrender, and the American army now only awaits the word of its general to begin the final struggle. Gen. Shafter's second and last pro posal to surrender was sent into San tiago at noon yesterday. It went In the form of a terse note in which the general pointed out the hopelessness of the Spanish position, surrounded by the American troops and cut off from reinforcements, and without means to combat our fleet, which can hurl shells by the hundred into the heart of the city. Unconditional surrender, It was declared, was the only terms to be considered and only prompt ac ceptance of these terms could save the Spanish forces and innocent citizens from awful slaughter. The firing which has been going on at intervals since Sunday afternoon was ordered stopped when the flag of truce started for the Spanish lines and has not been resumed since. No at tention was paid to Gen. Shafter's com munication until shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, when a reply came un der a flag of truce. Gen. Toral was as brief as his foe, saying in effect that if the Americans wanted Santiago they could come and get it. He declared unconditional surrender to be entirely beyond reason and possibility, and ex pressed himself as ready to meet an attack at any time the invading army saw fit to make one. PREPARING TO ASSAULT. Gen. Shafter accepted the answer as final, and, although no firing was or dored, he immediately began prepara tions for the coming struggle. Gen. Randolph's ten light batteries were or dered rushed from the landing plac3 at Juragua, and a change in the lines was made. Gen. Lawton's entire division vas moved to the northward a mile and a half, his extreme right being placed at Caimenes, on the border of the harbor. This movement places th 3 American forces in a semi-circle, and cutting off the retreat of the Spaniards «xcept by water, as our flanks rest at the water's edge. The little town of Caimenes was evacuated by the Spanish troops yes terday, and is now occupied by the Cuban troops with a few companies of regulars. Its occupation is most important to the American forces, as it completes the semi-circle from water to water line, and hems the city in. It was a great blunder on the part of the Span ish to desert the place without a strug gle, as with it Gen. Lawton flanks them completely. Near this point the Spanish left lies, and this flank has been known to be the weakest portion of their lines. Dur ing the week's truce they have been strengthening it, but their entfench- meats at this point have ben construct ed raggedly and apparently without definite plan. Gen. Uawton anticipates little difficulty in driving the Spaniards from their positions. Under the present plans the Amer ican army and navy will begin the at tack at the same time. The fleet will hurl shells Into the city, while the great coll of American soldiers will gradually tighten about the Spanish positions, the divisions advancing from all along the line. As the semi-circle narrows the batteries In the rear will maintain a heavy fire. The American officers feel confident the city can withstand this terrible assault but a short time. Hines' battery yesterday did some filing on the bull ring at the northern end of the city and also on the trenches. The shrapnel seemed to have little effect on the Spaniards in the trenches, and apparently did very lit tle damage. Gen. Miles went to the front today and probably will remain there the greater part of tomorrow. He went ashore early this morning and tele phoned to Gen. Shafter. The latter advised him not to start out until lat er, as the roads were In a frightful condition from the rains and badly blocked by supply trains. The gen eral waited until noon and then set out, accompanied by Troop A, of the. Second cavalry, the only mounted' trcop of Gen. Shafter's army. It was raining heavily when the start was made. The general was attired in a long black mackintosh and wore rub ber riding boots and a black slouch hat, ornamented with a narrow strand of gilt cord. Owing to the deep mud, it was almost dark when he reached the front. Gen. Miles was much interested in the war maps and Information re garding the trails and the chances of getting artillery to the front. His Journey was a very trying one, owing to the rain and mud, the latter in many places being up to the horse's knees. WORST OF THE CAMPAIGN. The last two days have been the worst of the campaign, so far as the weather is concerned. Fierce, tropical' thunderstorms have been frequent, with an almost continuous downpour of rain. The rifle pits and trenches at the front have been flooded, and last night few men in the besieging army were able to sleep, owing to the amount of water on the ground. The already heavy hardships endured have been increased, and much ill ness is likely to result, as no adequate shelter is possible. The trail to the front is in frightful shape. The streams and the forts are swollen, and the soft soil is cut into almost impassable shape by the wheels of the supply wagons. One of G«n. Randolph's light batteries oc cupied a whole day in getting to the front. The rain is coming down in torrents tonight and a thunderstorm is raging along the coast. If the storm continues it is likely to delay operations 'serious ly. Troops from the auxiliary cruisers Yale and St. Paul have been landing in the rain all day, and have been going into camp wet and miserable. It has been a bitter experience for the raw troops, but they will be pushed rlgh* on to the front tomorrow. The beach tonight is dotted with the spluttering camp fires of the new arrivals. The men are clustering about the feeble flames in dismal groups, many of them without the slightest shelter from the tropical downpour. Several of our ehlps, including the Newark, with Commodore Watson on board, spent the day coaling at Guan» tanamo bay. Anglo-American Leoßne. LONDON, July 13.— The Inaugural meeting of the Anglo-American league was held this afternoon at Stafford house, under the pre- Eidency of the Duke of Sutherland, who was supported by Earl Grey, the Earl of Jersey, Baron Parrar, Baron Brassey, aßron Tenny son, Baron Monk, Sir John Lubbock, Rear Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, and Mr. James Brioe, author of "The American Coin ruenvveulU*," THURSDAY MORNING- — JULY 14, 1898, TWO SERIOUS PROBLEMS THE UNITED STATES NOW HAS THEM TO CONTEND WITH Yellow Jack Ha» Attacked tlie Troops Ilesle K lii s Santiago City and the Government Frankly '-limits it liiimiiiM h Are to Gar rison Santiago When the Place la Surrendered. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe. ) Corcoran Building. \ WASHINGTON, July 13.— (Special.)— Government officials are wrestling with two serious problems. Perhaps the most vexatious is the acknowledged presence of yellow fever among the troops before Santiago. The other is the evident intention of the Germans to Interfere at Manila. The latter seems to be within the grasp of Admiral Dew ey, but the former Is causing officials here unconcealed anxiety. ft was given out here today that the government was anxious to close up the campaign in Santiago province as quickly as pos sible, because of the discovery that the dreaded yellow scourge had developed in a number of eases among the troops. All plans looking to a gradual invest ment of Santiago have, it is said, been abandoned, and the order now is to assault the city and get the unaccli mated soldiers out of the neighborhood as quickly as possible. It is also said that Gen. Shatter has been instructed to parley no more with Gen. Toral, but to take Santiago as quickly as pos sible. IMMUNES TO THE FRONT. So seriously is the situation at San tiago regarded l»y government officials that orders have been Issued to the immunes to be. in readiness for de parture for Cuba when called upon. Of ficers have been instructed to prepare the First and Second regiments of the volunteer immunes to depart imme diately for the front. This, It is said, is a preliminary movement looking- to the garrisoning of Santiago by the immunes When the city shall have beon captured by the American forces. The regular troops will then be hurried to some more healthy climate. That is said to have been the principal object of today's somewhat hurried cabinet meeting. It is said that Secretary Al ger laid before the cabinet reports of no less than fourteen cases that had been pronounced mild types of the dreaded yellow jack. Medical officers of the army refuse to make any state ment on the subject. GERMAN INTERFERENCE. There Is no longer the remotest shad cw of doubt that the Germans row a: Manila, if not the home government, are disposed to be meddlesome. The action of the German cruiser Irene in preventing the Insurgents from attack ing Spaniards in Subic bay is regarded as ample evidence of what th-3 Ger mans would do if they dared. Admiral Dewty, as usual, seems to have been equal to the occasion. He dispatched the Raleigh and Concord to the sceno of the disturbance, and when they ap peared and began firing upon the Span ish forts the German quietly weighed anchor and sailed out of harm's reach. The commander of the Irene, it seems, afterward explained that he acted "in the Interest of humanity" and offered to surrender fugitives on his ship to Admiral Dewey, but the American commander refused to receive them, leaving the German the responsibility he had voluntarily assumed. MAY BE IGNORED. The government does not seem in clined to regard the action of the Ger man commander with any degree of seriousness— so it was given out today. It Is added, however, that the president was at first inclined to ask the Ger man government what this display "of force meant. Finally, so it is said by those in position to know, it was agreed that, as Admiral Dewey seemed capa ble of attending to the Germans as well as to all other disturbing elements in the Philippines, no action should be taken save at his request. And there tho matter will likely rest, for it is said that Admiral Dewey is not at a.l worried by the Germans or any one elsie in the vicinity of Manila. He is master there, and he manages to let that fact be known. PORTO RICO COMES NEXT. Porto Rico, and not Havana, will be the next point of attack after Santiago, was the way a war department official put It today when asked if the Ameri- |nii!!lilll!IISII!ll!BI[ini!l!MI!!!a!!ll!||||!!n!IHIIH^ I WAR NEWS OF A DAY IN BRIEF. jj m Desperate battle or surrender of Santiago ex- i § pected to occur today. jj g Gen. Miles assumes command at Santiago. I ( Spanish cabinet assumes a warlike attitude and I f says American peace terms are inadmissible. 1 H Yellow fever appears among- American troops ■ jgj before Santiago. jj§ B No further concession to be granted Spanish § m commander at Santiago. ( §j Germans at Manila give Admiral Dewey great §j | nn no van co. m I4■■■lßH■■■H!■ 1 H H n * ■ ■ I I ■ ■ can troops would press on from San tiago to the Cuban capital. A cam paign against Havana at this season of the year, especially if it became nec essary to prolong it, as will probably be the case, owing to the almost im pregnable fortifications that have been erected by Blanco during his long im munity from attack, would be hazard ous. It is practically given out here that, as soon as Santiago Is in the hands of the Americans, Gen. Miles, at the head of 30,000 men, will proceed to take possession of Porto Rico. That is the agreed-upon programme, and there is little doubt that it will be carried out to the letter. WATSON'S SQUADRON. Prom official sources here, it is re ported that the departure of Admiral Watson's squadron for Spanish waters will occur the latter part of the pres ent week. This would additionally In dicate that the government has not, at present, at least, 4n contemplation a siege of the city of Havana, It is fig ured that, with Santiago In the hands of American troops, and a blockade maintained against southern as well as northern coasts of Cuba, Havana will eventually be starved out, and sur- render with scarcely the firing of a gun. Blanco is at present the one stumbling block in the way of peace. Hunger may eventually bring eveo him to terms. MIRACULOUS ESCAPES. Thrilling Experiences of Officers Wounded at Santiaso. ATLANTA, Ga., July 13.— A1l the wounded at Fort McPherson are doing well with the exception of Capt. Bige low, Tenth cavalry, who, in addition to the seriousness of his wounds, is com batting a high fever. He has a gun shot wound in the thigh and half of the leg, one finger of the left hand and his right shoulder blade was chipped by a Spanish bullet. Capt. A. O. -Ducat, Twenty-fourth in fantry, is improving rapidly. He was shot through the thigh. He and his second officer, Lieut. Lyon, expect to start for Salt Lake tomorrow night. Lieut. W. H. Wassel, Twenty-second infantry, of Pittsburg, Pa., hopes to get away from the hospital by the end of the week. While using hia glasses, prone on his stomach, in the first day's fighting before Santiago, Lieut. Wessol was struck by a bullet which entered his little finger and, passing through his hand, struck his teeth and punctur eing the jaw, and came out at the small QTTARTERS OF SPANISH PRISONERS AT PORTSMOUTH. of his back. His escape from death was miraculous. Regarding the death of Col. Wickoff, of the Twenty-second, whose home is at Eaton, Pa., an-^ to which some doubt was attached, Lieut. Wessel said to day: "Col. Wicktvff had been dead at least twelve hours when found. His body was in the dense wood, and no body, with perhaps the exception of Bottlmos, a band man, knows Just how he met his death. I don't know where the band man Is." CERVERA IS GRATEFUL. Says He Likes America and Anier cans and Is Well Treated. PORTSMOUTH, N. H., July 13.— Eleven Spanish officers were landed from the St. Louis today and were as signed to quarters on Seavey's island, near the oaptlva seamen. There are four lieutenants, three sergeants, two chaplains and two ensigns in the party. Their quarters are saparated from those of the men and the. officers have been allowed to retain their own serv ants. Today all the Spanish officers were allowed to cable home, by the di rection of Secretary Alger. Admiral Cervera has quickly felt the benefits of the. New England climate, and he was reported to be In his usual excellent health. He Is much pleased with this port as a visiting place and desires to return a little later if our govern ment will permit him to do so. Rev. Curtis Hoyt Dickens, of this city, was Admiral Cervera's guest to day, and he dined with all the Spanish officers on the St. Louis. On hie re turn he bropig^t some mementoes, among them being two gold mounted buttons from A4miral Cervera's coat, the admiral's autograph and auto graphs of all the Spanish commanders. Rev. Dickens had a very pleasant con- vensation with Admiral Cervera, "I like America, and Americans," he said. When Mr. Dickens asked how he had been treated he said: "Most excellent ly." When asked about his health Ad miral Cervera replied: "Your climate is delightful. I would like to remain here, but you know we are prisoners of war of America." He had many kind words to say of the officers of the St. Douis and the pioturesqueness of the New England coast. CLARK WIXLi COMMAND. Oregon's Captain Will Alho Serve as Watson's Chief of Staff. WASHINGTON, July 13. — Capt. Charles E. Clark, commanding the bat tleship Oregon, has been appointed chief of Btaff of Commodore Watson, commanding the Eastern squadron, un der orders to proceed to European waters and harrass the coast of Spain and to pursue and destroy the Spanish fleet in command of Admiral Camara, BLANCO ATTEMPTS SUICIDE SENSATIONAL STORY COMES BY WAY OF KEY WEST Van Witli Difficulty Restrained I>y Members of His Staff Wltli Whom He Was in Consultation— -.Shock of Cervera's Defeat So Severe That the Captain General Was Confined to His Bed Several Days. KEY WEST, Fla., July 13.—Accord ing to advices from Havana received here today, Gov. Gen. Blanco tried to commit suicide when- he learned beyond doubt that Admiral Cervera's squadron had been annihilatad. Long before the Spanish admiral's gallant dash out of Santiago harbor he had been boasting of his ability to out wit the Americans, and when mislead ing dispatches gave the impression that he had eluded the American fleet the demonstrations of joy In the Cuban capital partook of the nature of a fes tival. When the true story of the de feat came it was discredited until def inite confirmation from Madrid no longer left room for hope. Gloom set tled upon the city, all the gaieties were slopped, and every public and many private buildings were hung with crepe £n-d other black draperies. Blanco was in the palace when the intelligence reached him, and he be came almost frenzied. He was closet ed with his staff and Gen. Arolas, of the Spanish forces, discussing: the news when he made the attempt on his life. .After a struggle he was subdued and disarmed, but the shock was so severe that he was prostrated' and compelled to keep to his bed for several days. When he arose his first order was to prohibit any food supplies leaving Ha vana for inferior towns, where the dis tress is most poignant and where many are starving daily. BEARS BLANCO'S NAME. This and other valuable information was brought by Jose Pauline Blanco, who indignantly repudiated a sugges tion of kinship with the governor gen eral. He says he is a loyal Cuban and escaped to avoid the necessity of fight ing- against his cause, as every male in the island who is able to bear arms is being pressed into the Spanish service. He obtained a fisherman's permit to go outside of Morro, and at 6 o'clock Mon day morning put off in a small boat. The United States gumboat Bancroft was stationed six miles out, and he rowed to her, the Cojimar batteries east of Havana firing two shots at him when he was observed passing beyond the prescribed limits. The Bancroft transferred him to another vessel, and he was brought here, where the local junta will care for him. The sailors of two American ships made up a liberal money subscription for him and gave him some new cloth ing. Blanco says the living conditions in Havana are constantly growing worse, the greatest distress necessarily falling upon the Cubans, because nearly all the food is seized for the troops. Of those there are about 70,000 in the city, consisting of volunteers, mobilized troops, militia and regulars. Their ra tions are largely rice and beans, with out even bacon. Jerked beef, Blanco says, sells for 30 cents a pound, bread of poor quality, 50 cents; lard, $1; meat, 75 cents; cornmeal, 25 cents, and rice, 50 cents. Shark food is eagerly sought, and the day before Blanco left the city one shark caught in Havana harbor sold for $13.50. STARVING IN THE STREETS. The concentrados, who have sufficient influence with the dispensing authori ties, sometimes contrive to get one wretched meal a day, but the others starve, and it is not an uncommon thing, Blanco says, to see persons drop dead in the streets. Even among the Spaniards, starva tion is rapidly sapping their loyalty, and large numbers of men are banding together awaiting the first American attack on Havana as a signal for re volt. The provision stores are empty, and the only articles on the Havana wharves are about 1,000 barrels of ce ment, wet and useless. Only liquor is to be had cheaply. Work on the defenses continues with tireless vigor. Two lines of cables bearing torpedoes have been strung across the harbor from the city side to Morro castle, and the same has been done in the bay of Mariel, where, it was reported In Havana, American troops are to be landed. Sand battery No. 2, east of Havana, has lately mounted six-inch guns in the extreme eastern side of the battery, commanding the coast line, and a few days ago sent two shots at the May flower, which had been cruising close to the shore. New masked batteries are also being built along the shore. Blanco further reported that three weeks ago the Spanish steamers Monte video and Santo Domingo crept out of the harbor at midnight with all lights out and safely got through the block- PRICE IWOjEj^^^; ade. The Spanish ships now In the harbor, he says, are the gunboats Con de Vendlto, Marquise de la Bsenada, Neuva Espana, Flllpinas and Nunez Plnzon, several of which are unfit for service. The guns have been removed from the cruiser Alfonso XII. and used for shore batteries, and the cruiser has been converted into a hospital ship. RED CROSS CHAIN. Babylon, Ijmis Inland, Is Swamped "With Mail Matter. NEW YORK, July 13. — Babylon, Long Island, Is suffering from an epi demic of mail matter. The Red Cros3 is responsible. Until last week tho town, which has a population of about 1,500, received about 300 or 400 letters daily. Now the postofflce authorities are struggling with the distribution of 1.500 ' or 2,000 letters every day, and are confronted with the awful possibil ity of handling in the near future 5,000 a day. It is all due to one woman, a summer resident, who has started an endless chain to raise funds for the Red Cross, to be used in-maintaining nurses dur ing the war. She wrote to a friend aeking that a small amount be for warded, and requesting the friend to write another friend asking the same favor. In this way the chain might go on forever, and, as the responses have been generous, the Red Cross society will benefit. The increase in letters has been at the rate of several hundred a day, and the postal clerks in that town of brain-improving clam-dirt are upset at the prospect of the awful rush and strain. GTTNS FOR THE NAVY. Washington I'aefory Keeping Well Ahead of the Requirements. WASHINGTON, July 13.— There Is to be no letting up In the work of manu facturing guns for the navy until the department Is satisfied that it has an ample supply to fit out any reasonable number of vessels that may be needed before the war ends. Some time ago the big gun factory here was set to work on 200 six-pounders, with their mounts, and both are so far advanced that a reserve number is now ready to replace any that may be injured in service or for equipping new ships that may be purchased. Lately the activ ity at the shops has been resumed on the old basis, and now gangs of men are working in three relays through out the twenty-four hours on all classes of ordnance. Tho department appre hends that when the war is ended some of the larger guns on shipboard may show signs of weakness after their heavy use in the bombardments, and will have to be replaced by new pieces. Others, it is believed, may need some overhauling, and to meet such demands the factory here is keeping well ahead of actual requirements of the service, and is laying in a reserve stock for any emergency that may arise. The batteries of the three new bat tleships, which should be completed next January, are well advanced, and practically all the thdrteen-lnch guns will be ready for Installation in a few weeks. The lighter battery guns are now ready, and the six-pounders and four-pounders, with their mounts, could be sent on shipboard today if necessary. Casting for numbers of rapid-fire six-Inch rifles are being re ceived, and work is to be pushed in turning out these calibers, so that by the autumn a good supply will be stored up. A new battery for the Philadelphia is also to be undertaken at once and forwarded to Hawaii or San Francisco for installation to replace the old six inch rifles she now" carries. None of the Philadelphia's guns is of the quick fire pattern, and the affectlveness bf the battery is therefore considerably reduced. The guns removed can be easily converted at the factory here. Modern batteries for the Chicago have also been finished, and the guns will be in place by the end of the month. Equipped with thirteen five-inch and her eights, the Chicago will be one of the most efficient cruisers of the navy. Seven million dollars is available for expenditure by the navy ordnance bu reau, and a large part of this is to go for the making of guns of all types. The delivery of the second consign ment of new small arms has begun, and allotments are being made to ships as fast as they are received. One hun dred new rifles are being supplied the navy daily under a contract for fur nishing 5,000 awarded last spring. Oakley Rncei Declared Off. CINCINNATI, 0., July 13.— The directors of the Cincinnati Jockey club (Oakley) have de cided to call off the fall meeting. The three stakes for two-year-olds which were to bo run at this meeting, have been declared off . The Queen City Jockey club, at Newport will give a meeting beginning Sept. 3 to continue about twenty-four days. IHI3■IB||EHRiB B B B 9 ■ B H ■ H ■ S * g | Toral's Defiance Explained. " | . | ■ SIBONET, July 13, via Kingston, July 13.— Gen. Toml's defl = ance is assumed for the purpose of strengthening himself with ■ the military faction at Madrid and avoiding responsibility for jj j§ a surrender. „ ■ Reinforcements have gone forward, and the extreme left and Ij g* flanks of the investing forces have been strengthened. Progress with the artillery is slow, and the land range of the Santiago for- S tiflcatlons is still doubtful. a * The Spaniards have not yet retired from the main outer en- jj g trenchments. 3>r.HikiiiiHi!:!:.iHnj < .fiHii>;:BH;ji ■H!i;:Hiiii::Hiiu::iHit; .iß>ii,;ißt;: iaiiti.iK:^;t^ iHi^ ..iian :uhi :;;hi ;h^ :,^iK ...^ ;.Bft sa iii mom mi SPANISH CABINET ASSUMES A MOKE WAKIIKE ATTITUDE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SAYS TORAL WILL RESIST TOLD BY GEtf. BLANCO TO GIV B AMERICANS BATTLE Senor Sonata Declare. American Peace Proposal* Are Inadmissible Idea of a Military Dictator ship tar Spain Lo»ln S Ground Both Campoit and Weyler Are Un popular Latter Han Coquetted With Carlteta Spain Preparing to Resiat Threatened Carlist Dp. rising Europe Still Irving Spain to Seek Peace. MADRID, July 13.— 0n leaving the cabinet council tonight, Lltut. Gen Correa, minister of war, raid there was nothing in the ofllcial dispatch to con firm rumors that Santiago de Cuba had capitulated to the Americans. Capt. Aunon, minister of marine, con firmed the report that Commodore Watson's squadron is now en route for Spain. He added that Admiral Cam era's fleet would find a secure port. Duke Rio, minister of foreign affairs, reiterated the statement that no nego tiations for peace have taken place. He said that Gen. Blanco had again, wired Gen. Tonal, commander of the Spanish forces at Santiago, to resist the Amer icans. AMERICAN TERMS REJECTED. Senor Sagasta, the premier, declares that the peace propositions attributed to President McKinley are inadmissi ble. El Epoca considers that a Carltet movement Is undoubtedly in prepara tion, and urges upon the government a, military occupation of the northern provinces of Spain. The Correrspond.vncia (Independent and semi-official) says: "There is an enormous difference be tween the concessions which Spain is willing to make and the demands of the American's. "Peace Is Impossible until a Spanish victory has lowe/red the pride of the Americans, or. another disaster forces Spain to make the most ample conces sions." NO DICTATORSHIPS. LONDON, July 14.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Standaid says: "The idea of a military dictatorship, or even of a military government, is losing ground, mainly because Spain row possesses no prominent or pop ular military leaders, the collapso in Cuba having damaged the prospeots of Marshal Campos or Gen. Wejier. The latter has coquetted with the Carlis:3 and the Extremists to such an extent that he is now viewed askance by all parties. WAR IS "WAR. Petty Proteata of Spaniards Coupled With Idle Threats. MADRID, July 13.— The newspapers here publish a statement to the effect that the Spanish minister of marine has "secured proof that the Americans used incendiary projectiles, thus ex plaining the burning of the Spanish ships at Cavite and Santiago de Cuba." Some of the papers urge the govern ment "not to protest to the powers on this subject, but to use the same wea pons in Spanish ports against Ameri can shtps." BLANCO'S BLUSTER. Vigorous! y Oppoxeu Propottltlon to Seek Peace "With America. LONDON. July 13.— A special dis patch from Madrid published this af ternoon, says: Capt. Gen. Blanco has replied to the Spanish government's reiterated representations in regard to peace, by energetically protesting the idea of peace. The cajitain gen eral says the report that the govern ment has resolved to negotiate with the United States has had a deplora ble effect, especially among the truops. He adds that a deputation of officers chosen by the army had begged him to convey to the government their pro tests against any propositions for peace, claiming that nothing can jus tify a cessation of hostilities at pres ent. Continuing, Gen. Blanco says: "The army has only just come into action, and thus far cannot be said to have suffered a reverse, although opposed numerically to a far stronger force. The deputation declares that bo long as it is not conclusively proved that the troops are incapable of suc cessfully defending Cuba, Spain can not talk of peace without dishonoring the army in the eyes of the world. The Cuban volunteers are even more violent opponents of peace. They declare they will not recognize any agreement con cluded under the present conditions, and that, even deserted by Spain, they will continue the war themselves." DriKhton Reach Races. NEW YORK, July 13.— The Brigton Beach track was in bad condition today, on account of last night's heavy rain, and fast lime was an Impossibility. In only one case did a favorite win, and as a rule the races went to rank outsiders. Summary: First race, one mile, selllng-Doggett won Ben Uonala second. Atlantus third; time, 1:43 3-5. Second race, five furlongs— Mail Bag won *>übiect second, Sky Scraper third: time. l:03»^. Third ?a?e, six furlongs-Briar Sweet won. Tabouret second. Calculation third; time. IOC bourth race one mile— Sensational won. Caldron sec ond Nosey third; time. 1:44. Fifth race, six turlongs, selllng-HUee won Diminutive sec ond. Kirkwood third; time. 1:17 .- Hn S * U K; ,™ C t one and one-sixteenth mrtes. eel ing-King T won. Merlin second. Em third; time. 1.51U-