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IS PiilMl 1 WA TSON'S SQUADRON IS ABOUT TO START FOR COAST OF SPAIN CAMARA REACHES HOME PORT WITH RETURNING FLEET SPANISH CABINET HAS NOW IN VIKW ONLY HUXOHABLE PEACE AmonK Navnl Unicorn Who Are Ex perts It In Felt That Souie of the Sliliim In the Fleet Should Be Docked Hofore They Are Sent on a Hostile MlMNlon AeroM the At l,,i,tW l.oiij; Service Has Weak ened Their Machinery and De creaxed Their Speeding Powers. PLAYE DEI. ESTE, July 17.—Com modore Watson's sQU^vdron is preparing to st-t sail on its mission to attack the Biemlsh coast. Before sending a fleet to Spain, the opinion of naval officers here is that several ships should be docked axid re paired. It is no treason to say that one of the battleships has been in the water sixteen months, and that other ships are corroded by the southern waters, and have been cruising and In frequent action without the rest that modern men-of-war require, even In times of peace. As one naval officer said:- "If the thing is worth doing it Is worth doing well. Without the few ships that need docking the squadron would not be greatly impaired. To clean them would take only a short time. If they are hurried off to Spain — although, of course, I don't know that Is intended — they may break down, embarrass the whole fleet and greatly reduce the speed of the hhips that are in good con dition. To my mind the time sp.^nt in getting the fleet into proper shape for such an Important undertaking would be doubly repaid by the results." MORRO SURRENDERS. At 9 o'clock this morning — the hour of the formal surrender of the Spanish troops at Santiago — the Spanish flag was lowered from Morro castle. Steam launches from the New York, Brooklyn and Vixen entered the harbor this morning and examined the batteries. This afternoon the torpedoes were tither taken up or exploded, after which the Red Cross steamer, State of Texas, entered to give assistance to the sick and wounded in the city. The varships may not enter the har bor for several days, probably not until after the arrangements have been com pleted for transporting the Spanish prisoners to Sp%in. Several vessels are preparing for the expedition to Porto Rico. The auxiliary cruiser Yale, with Gen. Miles, will probably leave for Porto Rico in the course of a day or two. HOME PORT REACHED. I nninra'H Fleet In Now Where Wat. -••ii Can Find It. LONDON, July 18.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Standard says: Th? prospects of peace, it is believed, would be much promoted if the United States were to control properly the impa tience and ambition of bGth the Cuban and Philippine insurgents. Admiral Camara's squadron and his WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. The Star-Spangled Banner floats over Santiago. Gen. Toral formally surrenders the city and the province to the army under Gen. Shafter. Yellow fever at the front, but the cases are mild and no epidemic is feared. Council of war at the White House decides upon an aggressive move by land and naval forces against Porto Rico. Gen. Miles will go direct from Santiago to San Juan. Honorable peace terms all that the Sagasta ministry now has in uieiu. transports have finally reached Span ish Mediterranean ports on their re ' turn from Port Said. Gen. Weyler had an audience of an hour with the queen regent today. He expressed himself as very grateful for her majesty's gracious welcome, but he assured her that recent events had not modified his opinion as to Cuban affairs. IIOXOKAnLK PEACE. With Spain It la Now Only a Ques tion of Terms. MADRID, July 17.— A member of the cabinet, in an Interview today, said the government was seeking an honorable peace with the United States. El Imparcial says that a member of the ministry declares that negotiations for peace with the United States are only possible bo far as the question of Cuba Is concerned. To demand more will be to say that Spain must commit euicide. The report that Senor Moret, minister TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Old Glory Floats Over Santiago. Miles Goes to Porto Rico. Watson Preparing to Sail. 2— Sunday at Camp Ramsey. News of Camp Thomas. t— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. Review of the Markets. 4— Editorial. Dr. Wright Discusses Spain. Affairs of the Dairymen. Cervera at Annapolis. 6— Sporting News. Millers Lose Two Games. Miners Back With Money. Story of La Quasina Told. 6— Bold Highway Robbery. I Fruits at the State Fair. ' At St. Paul Hotel*. • — -■ . _ *~*rt of the colonies in the last previous cabinet of Senor Sagasta, will be the representative of Spain in the nego tiations with the United States is with out foundation. An official dispatch from Porto Rico says that 150 cases of ammunition ex ploded there, killing fourteen persons and wounding many others. WORD AT WASHINGTON. Secretary Alnrer Pay* Tribute to Gen. Shiificr and Hid Men. WASHINGTON, July 17.— Gen. Gree ly, chief signal officer, at 11 a. m. re ceived the first word of the formal sur render of Santiago to the American forces. His advices came from the sig nal officer at Santiago, and said that the Spanish troops left the trenches and marched out this morning, laying down their arms. Secretary Alger amd Gen. Corbln were at the war department at the time and were soon apprised of the news, but as it did not come in the usuai florm, as a report from Gen. Shat ter, the fact was not bulletined. Secretary Alger expressed his deep gratification at the culmination of the Santiago campaign. He nad fully ex pected the surrender to be formally carried out at 9 o'clock this morning, according to Gen. Shatter's telegram last night, yet it was a relief to kno-w that the last chance for parley and Spanish diplomacy had passed and that our flag was now flying over the city. "It is a magnificent achievement." said he, "and most of all it is a tribute to the bravery, pluok and endurance of the American soldier. Now that their efforts have brought final and complete success, I believe their campaign will be accorded one of the most glorious pages of our military history. Not more than 10,000 men were engaged when the most serious fighting oc curred, but they pushed forward and created a condition which has brought the surrender of 25,000 men." Later in the afternoon the official dispatch came from Gen. Shafter giv ing in brief military fashion a clear statement of the day's events. It was entirely satisfactory from every point of view, showing that the American army was in complete control of a city that it would have cost 5,000 lives to capture by storm. Moreover it was very encouraging from a medical view, in that It showed, contrary' to what had been expected, that there was little sickness and scarcely any yellow fever In Santiago, but a great deal of suffer ing and distress. ■" GOVERNOR OP SANTIAGO. Sketch of Gen. Mrlvlbliln, Who In to Rule the Province. WASHINGTON, July 17. — Gen. Chambers MoKibbin, who has been ap pointed temporary military governor of Santiago, is a member of an old and well-known Pennsylvania family. He was born in Chambersburg, not far from the famous Gettysburg battl field. Early in the Civil war he enlisted as a private in the regular army and almost immediately afterwards was appointed a second lieutenant in the Fourteenth infantry. His flist promotion was given him on Jure 10, 1864, when he was made a first lieutenant. On Aug. 18, of the same year, he was given a brevet com mission as captain for gallant services in the battle of North Anna river, Vir ginia, and during the operations on the Weldon railroad. At the conclusion of the war McKib bin chose to remain in the army, and on June 5, 1867, he was promoted to be captain in the Thirty-fifth infantry, and on May 1, 1888, lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-first infantry. It was as lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-first that he went to Cuba. During the battle of Santiago his serv ices were of so distinguished a charac ter as to win for him special mention in Gen. Shafter's official reports. He v.-ap ajnong the officers recommended for promotion, and was last week nam ed by the president as a brigadier gen eral of volunteers. That the adminis tration and Gens. Miles and Shafter re pc.se great confidence in Mm Is indcat €d by his appointment as temporary military governor of the city. Capt. William McKetterick, who had the honor to rais? the Stars and Stripes over the palace in Santiago, is an aide de camp on the staff of Gen. Shafter. On May 12 he was appointed by the president to be an assistant adjutant general with the rank of captain, and was assigned soon afterwards to the Fifth army corps, now under Shafter's command in Cuba, He is a resident of California. FIM3 MODERN GUNS. Gen. Shafter Sayn Several "Were Turned Over to Him. WASHINGTON, July 17.— At 11:05 o'clock tonight Adjt. Gen. Corbin made public the following dispatch from Gen. Shafter: Headquarters U. S. A., Santiago, July 17.— To Adjutant U. S. A., Washington: My ord nance officers report about 7.000 rifles turned in today, and 600.0C0 cartridges. At the mouth of the harbor there are quite a number of fine modern guns, about six-Inch; also two batteries of mounted guns, together wilh a saluting battery of fifteen old bronze guns. Disarming and turning In will go on tomor row. List of prisoners not yet taken —Shafter, MaJ. Gen. Commanding. SPANISH BARRACKS BURKED. The Anuapolia In a Little Engnse nient at Baracoa. PLAYA DEL ESTA, July 17.— Capt. Hunker, of the gunboat Annapolis, re turned today from Baracoa, where he had been three days watching for blockade runners. He had a slight en gagement there with the Spanish, who firtci upon him with field pieces, but did no Injury. Capt. Hunker returned the fire setting fire to and burning the Spanisn barrack* MONDAY MORNING JULY 18, 1898. STAH-SPAKGLED BANNER FLOATS OVER SANTIAGO Gen. Toral and the Spanish Forces Formally Surrender to the Army of Invasion Under Gen. Shatter. ARMS OF TROOPS LAID DOWN IN TRENCHES Scene at the Palace, Where at Noon the Flag of Spain, Which Has Floated Over Eastern Cuba for Centuries, Was Hauled Down to Be Re placed by the Stars and Stripes, an Impressive and Brilliant Ceremony Witnessed By Ten Thousand People "Star-Spangled Banner" PJayed by All t>.3 R^oimlal Bin:h, and a Salute Fired by a Battery of Artillery— Gen. Toral Heart-Broken Over the Outcome of the Campaign. WASHINGTON, July 17.— The war de partment posted the following message at 5:15 p. m.: SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 17.— Adjutant GenearlUnit ed States Army, Washington: I have the honor to in form you that the American flag has at this in-cant, 10 a. m., been hoisted over the house of the civil governor. An immense concou.Si of people present; a squadron of cavalry and regiment of infantry presenting arms aid a band playing national airs. Light battery fired salt: eof 21 guns. Perfi c: order is being maintained by munici pal government Distress is very great; but little sick ness in town; scarcely any yellow fever. A small gunbeal and about 200 seamen, left, by Cer le"a, have surrendered to me. Obstnc ions are being removed from mouth of harbor. Upw coming into city I discovered a perfect entanglement of defenses. Fight ing as the Spaniards did the first day, it would have cost 5,000 lives to have taken it. Battalions of Spanish troops have been depositing arms since daylight in armory over which I have guard. Gen. Toral formally surrendered the plaza and all stores at 9 a. m." W. R. SH AFTER, Major General. Copyright by the Associated Press. SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 17.— 01 d Glory is now floating over the fortifications of Santiago. At 9 o'clock this morning the Spanish troops under command of Gen. Toral left their trenches and marched into th« American lines, where, one by one, the regiments laid down their arms. At the same time the Spanish flag was hauled down and the Stars and Stripes hoisted in its place. The ceremony between the lines when the formal surrender of Gen. Toral took place was impressive. Gen. Shafter and the Amer ican division and brigade commanders and their staffs were escort ed by a troop of cavalry, and Gen. Toral and his staff by 100 picked men. Trumpeters on both sides saluted with flourishes. Gen. Shaf ter returned to Gen. Toral the latter's sword, after it had been handed to the American commander. Our troops, lined up at the trenches, were eye witnesses of the ceremony. . Gen. Shafter and his escort, accompanied by Gen. Tbral, then rode through the city and took formal possession. The bity had been sacked before they arrived by the Spaniards. At the palace elaborate ceremonies took place. Exactly at noon the American ilag was raised and was saluted by twenty-one guns by Capt. Capron'a battery. At the same time all the regi mental bands in our lines played "The Star-Spangled Banner/ af ter which President McKinlcy's congratulatory telegram was read to each regiment. OLD GLORY UNFURLED. The ceremony of hoisting the Stars and Stripes was worth all the blood and treasure )t cost. A vast concourse of 10,000 people wit nessed the scene that will live forever in the minds of all ihc Amer icans present. '■ A finer stage setting for a dramatic episode it would be diffi cult to imagine. The costle, a picturesque old building iii the Moor ish style of architecture, f'\ces the Plaza de la Reina, the principal public square. Opposite rises the imposing Catholic cathedral. On one side is a quaint, brilliantly painted building with broad veran das, the Club of San Carlos. Another building of much; the same de scription is the Cafe de la Venus. Across the plaza was drawn up the Ninth infantry, headed by the Sixth cavalry band. In Hie street facing the palace stood a picked troop of the Secos.d cavalry, with drawn sabers, under com mand of Capt. Brett. Massed on the stone flagging between the band and the line of horsemen were the brigade commtfndi?i's of Gen. Shafter's division, with their staffs. On the red tiled roof of the palace stood Capt. MeKittHck. Lieut. Miley and Lieut Wheeler. Immediately abov? thorn; upon the flagstaff, floated the illuminated Spanish arms and the legend "Viva Alfonso XIII." All about, pressing against the veranda rails, crowding to win dows and doors and lining the roofs, were the people of the town, principally women and non combatants. As the chimes of the old cathedral rang out the hour of 12, the infantry and cavalry presented arms. Every American uncovered, and Capt. McKittrick*hoisted the Stars and Stripes. As the bril liant folds unfurled the cavalry band broke into the strains of ''The Star-Spangled Banner," making the American pulse leap and the American heart thrill. FLAG SALUTED. At the same instant the sound of the distant booming of Capt. Capron's battery firing a salute of twenty-one guns drifted in. When the music ceased, from all directions around our line came, across the plaza, the strains of the regimental bands and the cheers of our troops. t The infantry came to "order arms" a moment later, after the flag was up, and the band placed "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys." Instantly Gen. McKibbon called for three cheers for Gen. Shafter, which were given with great enthusiasm, the band playing Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever." ; The ceremony over, Gen. Shafter and his staff returned to the American lines, leaving the city in the possession ol the municipal authorities, subject V) the control of Gen. McKibbon, who has been appointed the temporary military governor. The Thirteenth and Nineteenth regiments of infantry will re main in the city to enforce order and exercise municipal authority. The Spanish forces are to encamp outside of our lines. The work of loading tke the Spanish prisoners on transports pre paratory to sending them back to Spain will be commenced as soon as the ships are prepared. i The authorities at Washington have been urged to use haste in this matter. It has been suggested to use Spanish transport* for this matter, fear being expressed that the use of American vessels would result in rendering them dangerous for use m moving Amer ican troops on account of the exposure of the Spaniards to yellow fever. CLOSE OF THE SANTIAGO CAMPAIGN. Copyrighted by the Associated Press. OFF JURAGUA, July 16 (via Port Aiitonio, July 17). — The formal sanc tion by the Madrid government of the terms of capitulation today unraveled the tangled skein of demands between the opposing commanders, whicn threatened yesterday to end the nego tiations and compel a return to arms. After numerous conferences had re sulted in the agreement, already sanc tioned by Gen. Blanco, Gen. Toral de cided that the approval of the Madrid government was necessary before he would leave the city. Gen, Shafter maintained that no such approval was necessary; that when Gen. Toral agreed to surrender the province of Santiago and Gen. Blanco sanctioned it, the agreement of surrender became an ac complished fact. He insisted that Gen. Toral had either surrendered Thurs day, or acted in bad faith, but docu mentary evidence bore out the fact that Gen. Toral mentioned that he only capitulated subject to his government's approval, and the six commissioners, by whom the articles were signed at 2:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon, so rul ed. ARTICLES OF SURRENDER. The whole matter was cleared up this niOrning, however, wh;n Gsn. Toral re ceived the necessary sanction from Madrid. The agreement consists of nine arti cles: TUe . first declares that all hostilities shall cease pending the agreement of final capitu lation. Second, that the capitulation includes all the Spanish forces and the surrender of all war material within the prescribed limits. Third, the transportation of the Spanish troops to Spain at the earliest possible mo ment, each force to be embarked at the near est port. Fourth, that the Spanish officers shall re tain their side arms and the enlisted meu their personal property. Fifth, that after the final capitulation the Spanish forces shall assist in the removal of all obstructions to navigation in Santi ago harbor. Sixth, that after the final capitulation the commanding officers shall furnish a com plete inventory of all arms and munitions of war and a roster of all the soldiers in the district. Seventh, that the Spanish general shall be permitted to take the military archives and records with him. Eighth, that all guerrillas and Spanish ir regulars shall be permitted to remain in Cuba, if they 80 elect, giving a parole that they will not fight or again take up arms against the United States unless properly re. leased from parole. Ninth, that the Spanish forces shall be permitted to march out with all the honors M.VJ. GEN. OTIS, WHO WILL HOIST THE AMERICAN STANDARD IX HON OLULU. WASHINGTON, July 17.— MaJ. Gen. ElweHl 3. Otis, who will hoist the Amerkvan standard over Honolulu and take possession of the Hawaiian islands in the name of the United States, is one of the brave soldiers of the regular army who entered the service from civil life without having studied at the West Point military academy. He is a native ot Frederick City, Md., and is Just 60 years old. When he was 20 Gen. Otis was graduated from the University of Rochfscer. and later entered the Cambridge School of Law. Wnen the Civlil war came to separate families and elicit patriotism young Otis volunteered as a captain of war, depositing their arms, to be disposed of by the United States in the future, the American commissioners to recommend to their government that the arms of the sol diers be returned to those "who surrendered them." The articles were signed yesterday afternoon after a four hours' session of the commissioners, who agreed that t'r ' terms of the capitulation should await the sanction of the Madrid gov ernment. TORAL HEARTBROKEN. Gen. Toral, the commander of the Spanish forces, was p eaent thnrughuut the session arid appeared to be heart broken. He comp'.ained of the fate that PgT(TgWgjN L dENT^- ) o. v r r . < , s r7- compelled him to sue for peace, but had no word of complaint against the gallant men who had conquered his army. He dec'ared he had no chance to win. "I would not desire to see my worst enemy play the cards I held," he said to one of the commanders. "Every one of my generals was killed or wounded. I had not a commander left and was surrounded by a persistent enemy. We had counted on the ships for our sup port. "And, besides," he concluded, wearily waving his hands towards the city, "I ha,ve secret troubles there." Speaking of the battle of June 24, In which the rough riders and a part of Gen. Young's command participated, Gen. Toral said that less than 2,000 ' Spanish troops were engaged, his loss being 265. He would not say how many Spaniards were killed at El Caney and before Santiago. "Heavy! heavy!" he said dejectedly. In response to an inquiry he said that transportation would be required for between 20,000 and 25,000 men, there being that much of a force In the cap itulated district. He said the Santiago harbor had beer, again mined since Admiral Cervera's force left. In the meantime several regiments of Gen. Shatter's command will be sent to take possession of the fallen city and to hoist the Stars and Strips where the flag of Spain has floated for centuries. All the enemy's troops in the eastern district of Santiago province will be marched to Santiago, many detach ments from outlying points already be ing en route, and the entire force of 22,500 men, it is expected, will be ready to embark within a fortnight. What will be done with Gen. Shafter's force Is not yet fully decided. The phy sicians declare that the army, owing to the hardships and the fever, will not be fit for active duty for some time to came, and Gen. Mile 3is believed to be serlourly considering the proposition to leave only immune regiments to hold the conquered province and return the main body of the corps to the United States, Bending other immunes from thi?re to reinforce the Santiago detach ment, if necessary. Many of the troops ar-3 eager to par ticipate in the Porto Rico campaign, which, It Is rumored about headquar- In the One Hundred and Fortieth Now York infantry, and aftfr rising to the rank of a brigadier general he was wounded at the fa mous battle of Petersburg, Va. When the army was being reorganized Gen. Otis, like many other voluntoers, applied for an offleer e'hlp and was accepted as a lieutenant coloml of the Twenty-second lnfan'try in July, 18S6 For fourteen years ho held the rank, and was then promoted to be a colo-nol. He was made a brigadier general in 1893, and a major jcen eral when the extraordinary demand for offi cers was created by the exigencies of the war with Spain. ters, will immediately follow, bxrt this Is strongly opposed by the surgeons. New cases of yellow fever continus to appear dally, and fully 600 are now under treatment, but the disease Is of a very mild form and the physicians say It Is now well in hand. Only five deaths have occurred up to tonight, the low mortality being remarkable and most encouraging to Dr. Gulteras and the other fever experts, who had grave fears when the disease first appeared that the death rate would be very heavy. J Gen. Miles. In an interview toQayw Continued on Second Pave. | ISfiffilWiß EARLY ATTACK BY LAND AND NA VAL FORCES IS IN PROSPECT COUNCIL TO DISCUSS PLAN 01 CAMPAIGN AT WHITE HOUSE TWO-HOUR CONFERENCE BE TWEEN BROOKE AXD ALCJEK Secretary Lonar Declined to l)i wll ,, the Programme, bat Stated That Active Preparation. Were on Foot for the Keit Forward Movement Fear of Yellow Fever at the Frotat Allayed b> a Me«»aKe From Gen. Shatter TranaportN Want* ed to Take the rrlxoner* Back to Spain. WASHINGTON. July 17. -A council of war was held this afternoon at th« White hou«e, which was attended by the president, Secretary Alger, Secre tary Long: and Capt. Crowninshleld. chief of the bureau of navigation and a member of the naval war board. It was stated after th? meeUr.g that pans had been discussed for an aggressive movement, In which both the army and navy will take part, against Porto Rico. Before gcing to the White house Sec retary Alger had been ip conference with Gen. Brooke for two hours. They had before them a large number <>* map* of Porto Rico and a plan of cam paign was discussed from every point of view. It is said that Gen. Miles will go direct from Santiago to Porto Rico, and that Gen. Stone and Col. Miehler, of his staff, will leave from New York in a day or two on the Resolute, to join the general at Santiago. Secretary Long would not discuss the naval programme, except to say that active preparations are on foot for the n*-xt forward mjveimnt. Another important conference was held at the White house tonight, the participants being, be3ides President McKinlt-y, Secretary Long, Admiral Sicard and Capt. Mahan, of the war board; Adjt. Gen. Corbin was present during- a part of the deliberations. The ccrclU'S.on of the campaign at Sxiuiagj affords the president an J his supp ,rt crs immense satisfaction, but no dis position is manifested to let the war rest for a moment. Even before the details of the Santiago campaign havo been cleared away, the exptdlttoa against Porto Rico absorbs the atten tion of the president. He fully realizes that the war caa be prosecuted to a speedy and successful issue only by pressing: the advantagts already gain ed, and, as one of the officials empty - - ed it tonight: "The president proposes to strike while the iron is hut." Arrangements for the Porto Rico ex pedition were under discussion by the president and the war board tonight. It may be two or three days before tho details of the new invasion are worked out, buit it is probable that before the end of the present week the military forces of the expedition will h.i\ , effected a landing not far from San Juan. NAVAL DEMONSTRATION. Prior to the landing, a naval demon stration probably will be made against the San Juan fortifications. Tlil ves sels taking part In the bombardment will be a part of the fleet of Admiral Sampron, but what vess?ls have been ordered to Porto Rico could not be as certained. No definite decision has been reached yet as to the strength and personnel of the land forces to be stnt to Porto Rico. For a time it was sup posed that few, if any of the tn.ops now under Gen. Shatters command at Santiago, would be sent to Porto Rico, but it is known now that at least a part of Shafter's command will be in the new expedition. Gen. Brooke, who is scheduled to go to Porto Rico, desired to take with him the troops which constitute his corps at Chlckamauga, but it has been de termined not to send that corps in its entirety. It Is believed by the war of ficials that not so many men will be needed in addition to the number to be sent from Cuba, and only a part of Gen. Brooke's corps will form, there fore, that part of the Porto Rican ex pedition which is to be sent directly from the United States. Gen. Miles is In constant communica tion with the administration, and mac*) reliance is being placed upon him in the matter of the selection of the lan 1 forces for the Porto Rican expediti >:i. Direct communication with s.hh;.il-,i, via Playa del Este and Hayti. has been established, but It is likely, in tho opin ion of Gen. Greely, the chief signal of ficer, that even better communication ■will have been established In a day or two. TRANSPORTS WANTED. During the day the secretary of war indorsed the plan of Col. Hcvker for the transportation cf the Spant.-h fo:C-^ at Santiago back to Spain, approving a circular Col. Hecker had prtpar.d call ing for bids for transporting the Span iards home. It providts for a:i asgie gate of 1,000 Spanish officers with first class cabin accommodations, ar.d 24,000 soldiers with third-class steerage pas sage. The circular says that the Span ish forces will be delivered on boats at Santiago for transpor;atlon to Cadiz, Spain, or such other port as may be designated. It is provided that the ac c<ir:modatlons are to be up to the stan dard required by the United States army regulations as to officers and men, In regard to galleys, ventilation, etc. The subsistence furnished id to ba ec.ual to the prescribed United States army ration, which is set forth in de tail as a guide to bidders as to what they must furnish. FEVER SITUATION. The only disquieting information re ceived during the day was as to the yellow fever conditions at the front, and this dispatch was modified in fin encouraging way by Gen. Shafter's lat er news. It was a dispatch from Col. Greenleaf, chief surgeon with the army In Cuba, saying that sixteen new casea Continued on Second Paige.