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VOL. XXI.— NO. 198.
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Madrid Correspondent Claims to Have Off icial
Information to That Effect, and
Cables It to London
Spain Is Willing to Give Up Cuba and to Make Such
Oth.r Concessions as Are Within the Bounds of
Reason— Spanish Hinisters Endeavoring to Keep
the Proceedings Secret Until the End Desired
Has Been Accomplished— Surrender of Santiago
m and Sending Home of Spanish Prisoners Thought
to Be the Beginning of the End of the Hispano-
American War.
1 — . "
LONDON, July 17.— The Madrid Correspondent of the Sunday
Times says:
"Despite official denials and preparations for a continuance of
fighting-, I iave the best of authority for saying- that peace is as
sured. It i£ beyond doubt that the main points have been agreed
upon with tae Was Ling— *ju , authorities. It is understood that
Spain will evacuate Cuba, the Americans undertaking to transport
the troops to Spain.
Spain, through the Mexican minister, has represented to
America that she is firmly decided on peace, at the same time real
izing the difficulties arising from the opposition of the Cuban vol
unteers and Spanish army, notwithstanding their heavy losses.
■•The political situation is most critical, owing to agitations
in the principal towns."
British Ministers Proffer: Spain
Good Offices of That Government.
PARIS, July 16.— The correspondent
of the Temps at Madrid says:
"The British ambassador daily press
es the government to accept the good
" offices of the British cabinet, stating
that it alone can obtain honorable con
ditions for Spain."
The correspondent sarcastically says:
"The ambassador points out that Eng
land will only ask a slight ftxtacsion of
Gibraltar or the island of Tar_7e as a
Siiji'Ki'ttinii n« to the Disposition to
Be Made of Spain's Colonies.
LONDON, July 17. — The Sunday
Times this morning suggests that the
United States Invite Great Britain, as
the most interested country, to Join
with themselves and Spain in a pro
tectorate over the Philippine Islands
until a government capable of ruling
■without assistance shall have been es
tablished. The paper says:
"The United States may now reason
ably claim a protectorate over Cuba,
but should return Porto Rico, the Lad
rones and any other territory the gov
ernment might seize, though they
might temporarily retain the flrst nam
ed until the war indemnities shall have
been paid."
Cable ( ommniii.-ution With Cuba
and CnrliKts Active.
MADRID, July 16.— Senor Sagasta
declares that he ls wholly without in
formation from Santiago owing to the
Interruption of cable communications
- between Spain and Cuba.
The movements of the Carlists are
causing increased anxiety. The organ-
l-T.yms of Surrender Settled.
« W"*aoe Said to Be Assured.
Porto Rico Expedition.
2— Cervera at Annapolis.
Germany More Friendly.
3— News of Camp Thomas.
Recruits at Camp Ramsey.
4— Editorial.
Poetry of the Period.
6-- News of the Railroads.
Republican League May Meet Her*.
Minnesota Exhibit at Omaha.
Crops Are Abundant.
«— Brutalities at Santiago.
Life With Sampson's Squadron.
7— Minneapolis Matters.
»■ News of the Northwest.
8— Sporting News.
Tigers Shut Out the Saints.
White Bear Yacht Races.
Gossip of the Ring.
I>— Jimmy Michael Beaten.
Lexington Park Cycle Races.
Error In Bicycle History.
10— A Soldier for a Day.
Lind's Reply Expected Today.
To Reorganize the National Guard.
12— Editors ln Northwest Territories.
Statistics of Hawaii.
Remarkable Pair of Elks.
A Soldier's Marvelous Escape.
Today at the Churches.
13 — Suburban Social News.
14 — Social News of St. Paul.
Latest Things ln Fashions.
* 16 — In Woman's Realm.
The Literature of the Day.
16— Curiosities of Cdba.
Brave Raphael Semmes.
Beautiful Isle of Pines.
Life of "Buckey" O'Neill.
Tricks cf tho Foils.
17— Wants.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 73$io.
Bar Silver. 69Hc
18— Backwoods of Bolivia.
Week at the Theaters.
The President- Flag.
„ Saved by a Confederate. -
izatlon of the adherents of the pre
tender Is complete and they have rep
resentatives ln every town.. The rural
clergy, especially in the Basque prov
ince, and ln Navarre, Catalonia and
Valencia, are powerful auxiliaries of
Don Carlos, whose standard would be
sufficient to cause the simultaneous ap
pearance of bands In other provinces.
The government has 100,000 troops ln
readiness for eventualities.
French Consul Intercedes (or Sub
jects Sow at Gaanlanamo.
PLATA DEL ESTE, Guantanamo
Bay, July 16.— A steam launch from
the Spanish gunboat Sandoval came
down the bay this afternoon flying the
j French flag. The French consul at
J Guantanamo was on board, as was also
j the Spanish bishop of the Catholic
church at Guantanamo. They held a
conference with Commander McCalla
relative to the removal of indigent
French subjects from Guantanamo to
j the French cruiser now in the harbor.
Their request was refused until the
number of persons to be removed was
definitely known.
The French consul said that there
had been absolutely no communication
, at Guantanamo with the outside world
j since June 7. He was greatiy surprised
j to hear of the destruction of Admiral
j Cervera's fleet, and the surrender of
Santiago. The latter news and the
terms of the surrender, involving the
Guantanamo forces will be communi
cated to the Spaniards at once.
A launch from the cruiser Marble
head while scouting along the west
shore of the bay this afternoon near
the mouth of Guantanamo river was
fired upon by a squad of Spanish pick
ets guarding the road ln that vicinity.
The launch replied with her one
pounder and a lively fight resulted.
The Marblehead threw two shells from
a six-pounder Into the woods and the
fire of the Spaniards ceased suddenly.
The launch was not hit.
It Ia Being Closely Watched by Gov
ernment Officials.
WASHINGTON, July 16.-The offi
cials of the war department have in
stituted Inquiries into the sanitary con
dition of the various military camps
ln Florida, with a view to the removal
of the troops to more salubrious places
ln case it be found advisable to do so.
In view of the reported appearance of
suspicious cases of fever among the
troops at Ttunpa, the secretary of war
has telegraphed Gen. Coppinger, in
command of that military district, to
make a full report of the sanitary con
dltions there. In case of necessity the
troops will be immediately transferred
to Chlckamauga, or some other camp
ln a more northern latitude, probably
Newport News, Va.
According to a report just received
at the war department from Maj. Gen.
Lee, commanding the troops at Jack
sonville, there Is no occasion for any
change frpm a sanitary standpoint. He
says that the camp at Jacksonville is
ln excellent condition with plenty of
water and all the requisites for a camp.
Preparations for Its Departure Are
Being; Poshed.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16. — Maj.
Gen. Merriam has assumed command
of the expeditionary forces. Today
active preparations were continued on
the vessels of the fifth Manila expedi
tion. There will be a final inspection
of the Pennsylvania tomorrow, and, if
everything is satisfactory, the troops
designated for her will embark at once.
The troops that are detailed for the
Pennsylvania are the First Montana
regiment and the recruits for the First
The South Dakota regiment is to go
on the Rio de Janeiro. It is doubtful
whether the Rio de Janeiro will be
ready by Tuesday. The delay Is in
putting in the bunks. Men will work
all day tomorrow. There is, so far
no sign of the St. Paul, due from St!
Michael. She is now a week overdue,
but has probably had to wait for river
The Utah light battery of volunteer
artillery received orders this morning
to prepare and be ready to embark on
the Rio de Janeiro without delay. They
consist of 105 officers and men. The
heavy baggage of the battery was
packed today.
Spaniards Wanted to Got at llassa
cbusetts' Regiment Storcn.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., July 16.—Re
garding the mutiny which occurred on
board the Harvard just before she sail
ed from Santiago, it has been learned
that the Spaniards wanted to get at
the stores of the Ninth Massachusetts
regiment, which went to Santiago on
board the Harvard. Part of the troops
had been landed, but a detail had been
left to guard the stores and ammuni
It ls not clear whether the prisoners
actually made a break for the stores,
or whether they simply threatened to
do so, but there was a clash between
the Spaniards and the Massachusetts
men in the face of a marine guard, who
had the prisoners in charge. The cap
tain of the guard, on seeing the dan
ger of an outbreak, ordered his men to
flre, and the marines obeyed, killing
six and wounding a dozen prisoners.
The last large load of Spaniards from
the Harvard was landed Just before
4 o'clock.
Soldier* Sent for a Ten-Mile Tramp
Salter Severely.
CHARLESTON, July 16.— The three
regiments camped here were ordered
out today for a ten-mile tramp ln
heavy marching order. The day was
an exceptionally hot one, and the men
suffered greatly. Before half of the
Who Will Command the Porto Rican Expedition.
Journey -was accomplished, the ranks
j had been decimated by men falling
from exhaustion. Before they had re
turned to camp, some companies lost
half of their men. Some of the men
are seriously sick, as a consequence of
the march. Nineteen of them are ln
the city hospital, and several of these
are thought to be in a critical condi
tion. The trouble seems to be that the
men have been kept on traveling ra
tions for over a week. Before starting
on their tramp, they had breakfast,
consisting of hardtack, coffee and
canned tomatoes. There was not suf
ficient food to sustain them through
the task set for them.
RnMln nf t, . To,al Per Cen * TO**!
name oi— E ato . Killed. Wounded. Missing. Loss Engaged. Killed. Loss.
Santiago July 1-2, 1898 230. 1,284 79 1,593 12,000 2 13
Gettysburg- .July 1-3, 1863 3,070 14,497 5,434 23,001 80,000 3 4-5 30
Spottsylvania May 8-18, 1864 2,725 13,416 2,258 18,399 130,000 2 14
The Wilderness May 5-7, 1864 2,246 \ 12,037 3,383 17.666 120,000 lji 15
Antietam Sept. 17, 1852 2,103 9,549 753 12,410 85,000 2% 15
Chancellorsville. May 1-3, 1863...... 1,606 9,762 5,919 17,287 78,000 2 1-16 22
Chickamauga Sept. 19-20, 1863. . .1,656 9,749 4.774 16,179 65,000 2% 25*
Cold Harbor June 1-4, 1864. .. ...1,844 . 9,077 1,816 12,737 38,000 4]i 33
Fredericksburg Dec. 11-14, 1862.. ..1,284 9,600 1,769 12,653 100,000 1% 13
Manassas Aug. 28-30, 1862. . . . 1,747 8,452 4,263 14,462 35,000 5 1-10 42
Shiloh April 6-7, 1862 1,754 8,408 2,885 13,047 45,500 3% 29-
Stone's River (Murfreesboro). . . Dec. 31, 1862 1,730 '"7,802 3,717 13,249 43,000 4 31
Petersburg June 15-19, 1864. .. .1,688 - 8,513 1,185 11,386 100,000 17-10 11
ij War News in Brief. j
i] Surrender of Santiago finally accom- S
i 1 plished. I
1 1 Spaniards at Santiago will not re- 5
1 1 tain their arms. s
J i Santiago surrender includes alh\
i, troops in the province save those at \>
I 1 Holguin. i]
Ji Peace negotiations said to be actual-\\
i] /j/ unrfer «■_</. j!
Ji Mexican minister said to represent^
I, Spa//" ;/i peace negotiations. Ji
|j Preparations for Porto Rican expedi-t\
\, tion will be completed within a fort-\>
(J n/g/if. i[
Ji Qen. Miles believed to have gone foi|
Ji Porf. /7/co fo se/ecf a landing p'aoe for\*
(J American troops. S
Ji Commodore Watson may now be on i]
j] /•/_ «/at/ fo fAe Spanish coast. J'
ii in pa
Members of the Cabinet Present at
tbe Conference Geii. Miles Ib to
Go First, and May Select a Place
for Landing- tbe American Troops
——Believed Resistance Will Be
Sllgbt Watson's Trip to tbe
Coast of Spain.
Washington Bureau Bt. Paul Qlobe. )
Corcoran Building. c
"WASHINGTON, July 16.— (Special.)—
It was given out here today that prepa
rations for the Porto Rican expedition
would likely be completed within a
fortnight. That the government ls de
termined to lose no unnecessary time
in getting the expedition under way
was evidenced in the prompt summon
ing to Washington of Gen. Brooke, who
was at the White house today and had
a prolonged conference f wit_- the presi
dent and members of the cabinet. In
official circles it ls said that the troops
at Camp Thomas were pronounced In
excellent shape by Gen. Srooke, who is
said to have added that the soldiers
there could be ready for the forward
movement within two weeks, at the
outside, and sooner if It became neces
sary. There ls general belief that Gen.
Brooke was instructed to get his sup
plies in such shape that they can be
transferred to transport* at short no
Nothing has been heard directly from
Gen. Miles during the day, and it is
suspected that he >s even now on the
way to Porto Rico on a trip of inspec
tion. It is said that Gen; Miles Is anx-
ious to post up on the situation before
the actual campaign is inaugurated.
He will decide upon the best landing
point, and, together : with Admiral
• Sampson, agree upon how the fleet
shall co-operate in the reduction of tho
only real Spanish stronghold there-
San Juan. Admiral San.p6Ooi who has
had some experience oh the coast of
Porto Rico, is said to be of the opin
ion that no very formidable opposition
will be encountered. Thtf* port of San
Juan ls far easier of access than was
that of Santiago, and after the ships
have thrown in a few shells the Span
ish commandant at San Juan will, it
is believed, recognize the futility <"_■_ en
deavoring to p^vent the American
forces from taking possession.
Admiral Sampson has made a requisi
tion on the ordnance department for
a large supply of ammunition for the
fleet. Most of this will be turned over
j to Commodore Watson, who, when he
i sails for the coast of Spam, will carry
a supply of projectiles commensurate
with the task in hand. In addition' to
the shells for the big and little gun 3,
Commodore Watson will carry a num
ber of solid steel, armor-piercing shot,
for use ln event of running across Ad
miral Camara's squadron while on the
way across, or after he arrives in
Spanish waters. With the consign
ment for Commodore Watson will also
go a lot of ammunition to replenish
the supplies of the ships that were in
the engagement with Admiral Cervera's
fleet off Santiago.
Secretary Alger's new bureau of
transportation is about to be tested as
to Its ability to handle business in an
emergency. It Is known as the bureau
of transportation, and is ln charge of
Col. Heicker, who has already given
evidence of possessing rare executive
ability. He has a valuable assistant
ln Col. Bird, of the quartermaster's
department, which really has charge of
all government matters appertaining to
transportation. It ls said to be the ex
pressed opinion of Cols. Heicker and
Bird that the problem of sending home
the Spanish prisoners taken at Santiago
will be solved in such a way as to
prove satisfactory to the government
and all parties cimcerned. The task ls
undoubtedly one of stupendous propor
tions, but the officers of the United
States military and naval departments
have fully demonstrated their ability
to arise to the needs of almost any oc
casion. t
One of the problems that is giving
the government considerable concern
just now is what sort of recognition
shall be accorded the Cubans who as
sisted in the reduction of Santiago. It
has been proposed that they be permit
ted to practically govern at that point
after the Spanish prisoners have been
sent away. This would, of course, mean
that they a_e to remain under the di
rection of American military authori
ties. The government la anxious to get
the troops out of Santiago province as
soon as possible, and It is argued that
the Cubans cannot be better utilized
than in garrison duty at the captured
Spanish stronghold. It is a foregone
conclusion ln official circles that the
Cubans will be restricted ln whatever
they do to what is directed by the
authorities of the United States.
Probable Starting Point of the Por
to Rico Expedition.
WASHINGTON, July 16.— Maj. Gen.
Brooke, commanding the troops at
Chlckamauga, was in conference sev
eral times today with Secretary Alger.
The two went over to the White house,
where questions relating presumably
to the proposed Porto Rico expedition
were discussed for some time. Secre
tary Alger and Gen. Brooke declined
absolutely to make any statement re
garding the subject.
In other quarters, however, there are
evidences that indicate activity in the
direction of preparation for. a prompt
forward movement. For instance, steP3
are being taken to ascertain and deter
mine to the entire satisfaction of the
war department officials the most
available points on the Atlantic and
Gulf coasts from which to embark
large numbers of men. Maj. Gen. Wil
son, now at Charleston with a brigade
of soldiers, has expressed the opinion
that that place offers the best harbor
facilities for embarkation between
there and New Orleans. The depth of
the water at low tide ls slightly over
twenty feet, while at Savannah it Is
about seventeen and at Farnandina,
Fla., the captains of the vessels say
they cannot get into the harbor. Gen.
Wilson has dispatched an officer to
Newport News to look into the question
of shipping facilities, harbor, camp
grounds and water supply at that
place, which seems to indicate that
the department is considering the
question of sending some troops there
for embarkation.
May Cause the Release of Cuban
Patriots at Fernando Po.
NEW YORK, July 16.— From private
information received in this city by
sympathizers with the Cuban cause,
there is reason to believe that Com
modore Watson may include in his mis
sion to the Spanish coast a visit, first
or afterwards, to the Island Fernando
Po, off the African coast, to release
from imprisonment many people ban-
lshed to the Island by Spain for po
litical reasons. Most of the prisoners
are Cuban sympathizers. That some
consideration has been given to this
proposition by the government or that
the latter intends to adopt some other
and immediate plan for securing the
release of the Cuban prisoners of war
is partly evidenced by a dispatch re
ceived here reading as follows:
"Hopes for the relief of the patriot
Herrera and others have suddenly
grown brighter. McKlnley gives us
great assurances of prompt action
Fonr Spanlxli Prisoner* Dead.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. July 18.-Four
deaths occurred during the night among the
Spanish prisoners now at this port, two mm
having died on Seavy's Island and two on
board the Harvard. One of the deaths on the
vessel was due to malarial fever, and the
other to heart disease. One of tho men who
died on the island was an apothecary on one
of Cervera's ships and was a victim of paral
ysis. The other died from wounds. The con
ditio, of those on board the Harvard waa
reported as being much better today.
Spanish Flag Will Be Hauled Down and Stars
and Stripes Unfurled at Nine O'Clock
This Horning.
AH Spanish Troops in Santiago Province, Except at
Holguin, Are to Come to the City of Santiago to
Surrender— Spanish Prisoners Will Be Returned
to Spain, While Volunteers and Guerrillas Hay
Remain in the Province on Parole— All, However,
to First Give Up Their Arms— Americans Get
Possession of Forts, With Ordnance in Good Con
dition, and Gunboat in the Harbor.
j WASHINGTON, July 16.-The following I
| message, received by Adjt. Gen. Corbin, has I
| been given out at the White House :
J; SANTIAGO, July 16.— The surrender has been
| definitely settled and the arms will be turned over to
jl morrow morning and the troops will be marched out as
|| prisoners of war. The Spanish colors will be hauled
| down at 9 o'clock and the American flag hoisted.
I —Shafter, Major General.
The war department has the following :
I PLAYA DEL ESTE, July 16, 1898.-The conditions j j
| of capitulation include all forces and war material in the j!
j| described territory.
| The United States agrees, with as little delay as \
| possible, to transport all Spanish troops in tie district I
a to the kingdom of Spain, the troops, as far as possible, \
|to embark near the garrison they now occupy. Officers j;
« to retain their side arms and officers and men to retain I
| their fersonal property. The Spanish commander is I
« authorized to take military archives belonging to sur- |
?! rendered district.
| All Spanish forces known as volunteers (Moirili- li
|> zadves) and guerrillas, who wish to remain in Cuba,
si may do so under parole during the present war; giving j
8 up their arms. -
» The Spanish foree 8 are to march out of Santiago J
s< with the honors of war; depositing their arms at a j
|j point mutually agreed upon, to await disposition of the |
jj United States government, it being understood that the |
| United States commissioners will recommend that Span- 8
| ish soldiers return to Spain with the arms so bravely il
j defended. Th's leaves the question of the return of the j
| arms entirely in the hands of the government.
| / invite attention to the fact that several thousand j
j surrendered, said by tie general to be about 12,000, j{
| against whom a shot has not been fired. The retvrn to «
I Spain of the troops in this district amounts to about j
I 24,000, according to Gen. Toral. I
W. R. SHAFTER, U. S. Voulunteers.
Secretary Alger, Secretary Gage, Gen. j j
Brooke and Gen. Corbin had a conference ji
with the president late this afternoon over I j
I the dispatch from Gen. Shafter, giving the j 1
I I terms of the surrender of Santiago and the j I
if Spanish army under Gen. Toral. On leav- 1
I ing the White House they expressed them- ij:
ij| selves as highly gratified at the outcome of | j
iji the Santiago campaign, as well as the terms j j
jji of the surrender. It was eminently satisfac- j
jij tory, Gen. Alger said, and it was a great re- :
ji| lief to know that all had been accomplished i
ij: on the terms which had been secured.
WASHINGTON, July 16.— The sur
render of Santiago has finally been
accomplished, and at 9 o'clock Sunday
morning the Spanish soldiers will
march out of the city, the Spanish flag
will be hauled down and the Stars and
Stripes will be unfurled in its stead.
That is the official news that comes
to the national capital from Gen- Shaf
ter, the commanding officer of the Unit
ed States army in Santiago province.
Tbe Spaniards are to give up their
arms and will be sent back to Spain
by or before July 25, is. the programme
mapped out by the government. The
refugees at Caney and Siboney are to
be turned back into the city of San
tiago, and an American infantry patrol
will be posted In the roads surround
in« the city. All th* Spanish troops in
lean hospital corps will care for Span
the province of Santiago, with the ex
ception of some 10.000 at Holguin, un
der Gen. Luque, will march to Santia
go city and lay down their arms. Tha
irregular Spanish troops, such as vol
unteers and guerrillas, will also ba
called upon to give up their arms. They
wili be Dermltttd to remain ln the
province, provided they are willing to
remain passive so long as the present
war between America and Spain is on.
The American forces are to havo
turned over to them all tha ordnanc*
in the forts of Santiago, and are to
have the use of the Juragua railroad,
which is Spanish property. Spaniards
are to be permitted to take with them
pcrtabie church property. The Amer
tontlnued OB Seoond Pajfe.

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