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hour be appointed for a call by Am
bassador Cambon on the president. The
purpose of the call was not stated. It
was arranged at the \\ lute house that
the call .should be made at 3 o'clock.
M. Cambon first went to the state de
partment, where he was joined by Sec
retary day, and the two then pro
ceeded together to the White house.
The call listed about half an hour,
and, after the first formalities had
. xecuted by M. Cambon, the talk
became general and quite informal, the
president, the ambassador and the
try of state discussing the out
i ; for a conclusion of hostilities. The
proposition submitted by the ambassa
dor, aoting !'<>r the Spanish government,
[uite general in terms, and was
confined _ the one essential point of an
earnest plea tna.l neg itiations be open
the purpose of terminating the
■war ar.d arriving at terms of peace.
mmunication of the Spanish
; ment did not suggest any spe
cific terms of peace, nor was any ref
erence made to Cuba, the Philippines,
J i- ; • Rico or other Spanish posses
sions. The evident purpose of the Mad
re I auth n iti, s wets to first learn wheth
er the United States would treat on
t!eo subj -et of peace, and after that
t'» take t;i> such terms as the two par
te s might suggest. Neither \vas there
any suggestion from the Spanish gov
ern m, te that an armistice be estab
lish. I pending the peace negotiations.
0 si ned natural, however, from the
proposition that formal peace negotia
tions be entered upon that pending
tie- ::• conclusion a cessation of hostil
ities would occur.
j to the importance of the com
munication, the ambassador adopted
the usual diplomatic proceedure of
reading the communication from the
original, In French, the translation be
ing submitted by M. Thiebeaut. In the
conversation which followed the read
ing of the proposition neither the pies
ident cor the ambassador entered upon
the question of the terms of peace. The
tlons of the ambassador had
confim ,i him to the one essential point
of opening peace negotiations, and it
was evident that the president desired
to consider the propi sitkra at this mo
rn* im before giving any definite reply.
It was finally determined that the pres
ident would consult tbe members of
his cabinet concerning the proposition,
and after a decision had been arrived
at M. Cambon would then be invited
to the White house for a further con
ference and for a final answer from
the United States government. Before
.el closed a brief official mem
orandum was agred upon, in order to
SM I at rest misleading conjecture and
to give to the public information on
a subject which had advanced beyond
tli poii t where diplomatic reserve was
esse: Hal.
When the president will submit the
i proposition to the cabinet has
not ye! been decided. The call of the
'.in- was two hours after the
cabinet meeting of today had closed,
and there will not be another regular
cabin i I meeting until Friday. It is u-,on
ei.tliy underst od that a special cabinet
will be held in order to make
a prompt reply to the proposition.
S i tary Long arrived at the White
house shortly after the French ambas
sador had departed and had a talk with
tbe president, during which the Spin
isii proposal was gone over briefly. Mr.
Ln tig slid afterwards that it was an
initial move, but in reply to lpquiriees
as to whether it was likely to bring
about a speedy cessation of hostilities,
lv- expressed some doubt, saying that
no decision on the points Involved had
be. n reach* d thus far.
Naturally the plea of Spain to op^n
peace negotiations opens up a wide field
of conje un.- on what the terms of
peace will be. Thus far there is no offi
cial wan ant for saying what, terms
Snaen well propose, or what terms tha
United States will offer or accept. So
f;ir as this country is concerned it is
th general impression that the com
plete Spanish evacuation ot Cuba and
Porto Rico will be insi.-eted upon as a
Bine -H!-* 1:011. There is not the same
certainty as to tho Philippines, Lad
i- n > and Carolines, although the belief
Is growing that the terrrs of the Unit
ies will include coaling stations
in these groups. On the part of Spain
lt is believed that she has now reached
such a realization of her misfortune
that she will reaoi'y consent to the
Tel. 7:ia. Meat Market, 752.
Peach Sale, 20c.
Now is the tini" to buy them; you get the
rigM kind ar.d flavor; they are> very chnar>
only 20 <■ -. ts for large baskets of very fancy
Georgia, Ripe Peaches. *
Blueberry Sa3e, 98s
Ba !> tor fuil half-bushel crate 3of v, ry
fancy, large dry ones; they are tha best of the
Bi .tie will not last much longer.
Peach Plum 3, 18s
A basket for fancy California Peach P:ums.
Tomatoes, Its
A basket for very fine, smooth Ai-me To
mai >. s.
Butter, 15c
A pound for fine Sweet Table Butter in Jars
: ■•■ :.i us direct irom the farms.
German Rlustard, 5c
A Pot. It is in a beautifully figured mustard
l-y which rests in a handsomely finished
glass nay; a wooden spoon is furnished w th
each one. (.Made in China glass Iv blue a d
white. ;
German RSustard, 5c
A mug. This is put up in a beautifully carved
drinking mug. made of China glass in blu •
ana white and an ornament to any table.
German Mustard, 5c
A ejar, for half pint opal glass fruit jars. The
glas s being opaque, the contents cannot b
affected by the light; it is highly figured and
handsome In appearance.
Condiment Set, sc.
This sot consists of an individual salt an.l
E'T.'r : F*2&. , with slass t,a >' to ' s«-me; e*oh
bottle is filled with guaranteed pure black
pc i'l'i !-. Made in opeil and turquoise gla a.
Pepper, 4c
r.'T,. I,'1 ,'; 1 ', I This ,. t l lark P p PP er «s guaranteed
absolutely pure; it Is put tip in highly figured
and decorated bottles, assorted colors with
both pepper and salt sifting tops.
Currants, 59c
A ease for lfi-quart cases Currants.
Best Fiour, $2. 50
Par :>s-lb bag; $1 30 for 49-lb. bags; 65c for
i,;-. b ' bags - Thla the best flour in
Soap, 2s
A bar for tho Favorite brand of Laundry Soap
ti& iLZW'rW* 11 * what you pa >- elsewhere uSr
this same brand.
Navy Beans, 2c
Per pound for cleaned Navy B^an*.
Washing Soils, lOc
For seven pounds ol the best
terms for the evacuation of Cuba and
probably Porto Rico. The Spanish de
sire is apparently very strong for the
retention of the Philippines, although
there is little doubt that coaling sta
tions there and at other points will be
conceded. The matter of war indemnity
is for future consideration, although
there does not appear to be a disposi
tion among the officials here to pile up
a heavy war indemnity against Spain in
her present helpless condition.
During the late afternoon and even
ing the president conferred with most
of the members of the cabinet, and
the Spanish proposition was thorough
ly canvassed. Secretaries Day, Alger
and Long were at the White house
during the evening, and the president
was joined by Secretaries Bliss and
Wilson and Postmaster General Smith.
There was no cabinet meeting in the
ordinary sense, but these talks with
cabinet ministers served the same pur
pose as a formal meeting. It is un
derstood the president will be prepar
ed to give an answer within the next
few days, and certainly before the next
cabinet meeting on Friday. No infor
mation can be obtained from an official
source as to the character of the an
swer. There were strong probabilities,
however, that there would be no im
mediate stopping of the war when the
American arms were adding victories
on victories, and the embarking on
vague diplomatic negotiation. It was
felt this government had everything to
lose in the subtle game of diplomacy,
in which the only certain event would
lye the inaction of our army and navy.
For this reason there was a disposi
tion on our part to know what was
in sight before entering upon definite
negotiations. A prominent diplomatist,
after a talk with cabinet officers, said
that in his opinion matters were not
materially changed by the Spanish
proposition, and that the war would
American Flag Flying at Guanica.
WASHINGTON, July 26,— The war department at 11:30 posted
the following:
St. Thomas, July 28, 9:35 p. m.— Secretary of War, Wash
irgton, D. C. : Circumstances were such that I deemed it advisable
to take the harbor of Guanica first, fifteen miles west of Ponce,
which was successfully accomplished between daylight and 11
o'clock. Spaniards surprised. The Gloucester, Commander Wain
wright, first entered the harbor, met with slight resistance and
fired a few shots. All the transports are now in the harbor, and
infantry and artillery rapidly going ashore. This is a well-pro
tected harbor; water sufficiently deep for all transports and heavy
vessels to anchor within 200 yards of shore. The Spanish flag
was lowered and the American flag raised at 11 o'clock today.
Capt. Higginson with his fleet has rendered able and earnest as
sistance. Troops are in good health and best of spirits. No cas
— Miles, Major General Commanding Army.
be pressed with unabated vigor until
something more definite in the way cf
peace terms are at hand.
In case peace negotiations are opened,
the means by which they will be car
ried on are not determined, nor have
they been officially considered, lt has
been officially decided, however, that
one means to be proposed Is to author
ize direct negotiations between Spain
and this country, Spain being repre
sented by Senor Leon Castill), the
Spanish ambassador at Paris, and Gen.
Horace Porter, our ambassador to
France. Senor Castillo is one of the
foremost diplomats of Europe, and
since the war began his chief mission
has been to go from capital to capital
and endeavor to awaken foreign in
tervention in behalf of Spiin. Failing
in this, he has turned his attention to
the peace movement as the last chance
of saving the country. Castillo is a
linguist, speaking English so that the
negotiations could pass with facility.
While not a veteran in diplomacy. Gen.
Porter is regarded as able and tactful,
and, moreover, he would be guided by
very explicit instructions from Wash
ington. This plan ls quite tentative,
however, and it is rather doubtful
whether the government would consent
to have negotiations removed so far
from Washington and conducted in a
European capital, where the atmos
phere would not be conducive to this
country's interests.
The peace proposal excited the deep
est interest throughout Washington,
and for the time being war news gave
way to animated discussion of the
prospects for peace. This was particu
larly true ln diplomatic circles. The
move of the French ambassador took
the other members of the corps com
pletely by surprise, as they had well
known among themselves that all peace
talk up to this time had been fanciful,
and they had no reason to expect that
a move would take definite shape so
quickly. Several of the foreign rep
resentatives made inquiries at the
state department as to the meaning of
the French ambassador's call, and,
learning that he had presented Spain's
proposals for peace, the reports were
cabled to the different foreign offices.
The affair was considered so important
that the cabled reports amounted to
several hundred dollars.
The conference of Secretaries Alger,
Bliss, Wilson and Postmaster General
Emory Smith with President McKlnley
lasted until nearly midnight. At its
conclusion Secretary Alger said that
no special cabinet meeting had been
called for tomorrow, and he saw no
prospect of one. Probably no regular
session of the cabinet will be neces
sary for the president to determine
upon his answer to the French am
bassador. In fact, from what was
said by members of the cabinet who
have consulted with the president, it
seems practically determined to accept
the offer to open negotiations.
It was stated that in effecting a set
tlement some beginning had to be
made. The offer made today was such
a beginning. Nothing could be known
about the terms upon which the ne
gotiations will be conducted or pro
posals to be made until there had been
a further conference by those having
the matter in charge. Secretary Alger
again stated when he left the White
house that there would be no change
In the plans of the campaign, and the
war would go forward with vigor.
Favors Unconditional Hauling
"Down of the Spanish Flag.
WASHINGTON, July 26.-Senator
Morgan, of Alabama, senior Democratic
member of the foreign relations com
mittee of the senate, regarded the peace
proposals as a sign of submission by
"The power of Spain ls broken," said
he tonight, "and now there is nothing
to stop us this side of the Spanish bor
Concerning the terms of peace, Sena
tor Morgan has clearly defined ideas.
"My first proposition," said he,
"would be the complete surrender by
Spain of all territory over which the
flag floats. This would include Cuba,
Porto Rico, the Philippines, the Caro
lines and the Ladrones. I would make
this surrender the subject of a separate
and exclusive treaty. I would demand
of Spain a surrender unconditional in
every particular and without any refer
ence to what we may wish to do with
the territory hereafter. I would not
allow any 'lfs' nor 'ands' about it. This
tieaty should be in such terms that the
United States can be free to act with
out any conditions, and it should be
the first proposition on which to base
peace. I should also demand as one of
the first conditions of peace," added
Senator Morgan, "the opening of jail
doors to all prisoners convicted of poli
tical offenses. I would extend this
proposition so as to include all political
prisoners from Cuba, Porto Rico or the
Philippines. I should free all who have
bten imprisoned because of participa
tion in the insurrection. After this
treaty covering the surrender of domin
ions and the release of political prison
ers has been concluded," he continued,
"I would take up the matter of war in
demnity. This covers several topics,
some of which I do not care to d ; scus*
at this time. Individually I should
want to consider the matter of a coaling
station in the Canary Islands, off the
coast of Africa. Further, I would re
quire," added Senator Morgan, "guar
antee from Spain that she will assume
all responsibility for any debts that
might prove a lien upon Cuba or upon
Porto Rico and the Philippines for that
Advised to Face the Situation With
Frank Coverage.
LONDON, July 27.— The Times, ln an
editorial this morning, applauding
Spain for accepting the inevitable, ad
vises her to "face the facts of the po
litical situation with the same frank
courage which secured the respect of
the Americans on the battle field."
Discussing the probable terms of
peace, the Times says: "The United
States will probably take Por:o Rico,
in lieu of a money indemnity, and lt
would be l>est for the world at largo if
America boldly undertook the >'urdon
of giving Cuba and the Philippines a
strong, honest government through
American officials.
"If Spain Is permitted to reassuir.e
sovereignty over the Philippines, she
will have to engage in a war of con
quest, which might be attended with
serious consequences to American and
other International Interests in Ihe Pa
Senator Oiul.h, of Minnesota, Sug
gested an a Member.
WASHINGTON, July 26.— A promi
nent public man, who said he did not
In any way speak for the administra
tion, said that he presumed, when the
negotiations approached any stale
where terms were to be considered,
that no doubt a commission would be
appointed by the president to receive
and propose terms to a like commis
sion from Spain. He said that proba
oly such men as Senators Davis of
Minnesota, and Lodge, of Massachu
setts, members of the committee on
foreign relations, would be selected in
order that the treaty when .-onciuded
cou.d be explained ar.d defended by
men in the senate who would h\ve a
voice in its confirmation.
SorxAKia l>e:»i-..s That Pence Neierolia-
tkons .ire Official.
MADRID, via Paris, July 26 -The
government denies that the cabinet
council today occupied itself with the
question of peace, although Senor G-a
ntazo, minister of public instruction
and public works, made a long speech
on the subject. ' Ln
of Sen °f .Sagasta denied the existence
of official peace negotiations, but
Duke Almodevar de Rio. minister of
foreign affairs, says negotiations of a
private character have been opened
due to private initiative <->P e neu,
, Q T^, c co , un « l discussed the American
landing In Porto Rico and its const
quc-nces Nothing new was announced
with reference to the situation in Cuba
or the Philippines. d
Favor* Retention of All Territory
Taken From Spain.
WASHINGTON. July 26. - Senator
Foraker, of Ohio. Republican, a
member of the committee on foreign
relations, said tonight that while he
was very glad to see the end of the war
was in sight, he did not wish to take
any position which would appear to be
forestalling the action of the adminis
tration The treaty of peace whm
concluded, he said, would be submitted
to the senate. It was his opinion that
W hatever terms were made, the reason-.
them to Y£?l !T SUCh aS t0 c °mmend
tnem to the judgment of the «enate
and they would be agreed to? especra £
ed &S^ S l mtie J would have been mt
cd. Senator Foraker said his view*
were, of course, well known.
I do not think we should give ud
any territory of which we have take
possesion." he said. "We should l £
tain Porto Rico and the Philippines
and give to Cuba independent govern:
ment, and maintain such relations with
the P^ as will ultimately bring
about the annexation of the island to
the Lnlted States by the desire of tin
people themselves, as in the case of
Hawaii. The independence of the peo
ple of Cuha is due to them for the
splendid fight they have made for thre
es *!i ainst , Spa,rK The y h ave made
their independence possible "
Senator Foraker said he did not see
how it was possible to turn the Philip
pine islands back to Spain
Michigan Officer Dead.
WASHINGTON. July 26.-The following d-ls.
patch was received at the war department at
13 :io p. m. :
mSSSES: Cv^ a / Ju , ly 26 --Adjutant General,
Washington: First Lieutenant A. J. Babcock
Thlrty-third Michigan, died in the hospital of
typhotl fever at 6 a. m. today.
(Signed! _L. A. Garde,
§ 111 It IB
Landing: of Gen. Miles' Expedition
Accomplished Without a Casual
ty un the American Side Sol
diers Detailed to Capture the
Railroad Leading- to Ponce, Ten
Miles Distant From Guanica
Gen. Ilrnoke*s Troops Exepeeted
to Arrive Within Twenty-Four
Hours Troops at Guanica Pre
pared for a Night Attack From
Copyrighted by tha Associated Press.
PORT OF GUANICA, Island of Porto
Rico, July 25 (via the Island of St.
Thomas, D. W. I„ July 26).— The Amer
ican forces, under Gen. Nelson A. Miles,
have had a warm skirmish in effecting
a landing here today. Thirty of the
Gloucester's crew engaged and routed
a body of Spanish troops, killing four
and sustaining no losses. The troops
are under orders to destroy the rail
road leading to Ponce, about ten miles
east of this place.
From Ponce there is an excellent mil
itary road running eighty-five miles
north to San Juan.
The whole of Gen. Brooke's force,
with the New Orleans, Annapolis, Cin
cinnati, Lr.yden and Wasp, are expect
ed here within twenty-four hours. The
ships left A Guantanamo bay suddenly
on Sunddy ev'enlng, with the Massa
chusetts, 'commanded by Capt. F. ,T.
Higginson, leading. Capt. Higginson
was in charge of the naval expedition,
which consisted" of the Columbia, Dix
ie, Gloucester v and Yale. Gen. Miles
went on board the lastt named vessel.
The troops were on board the trans
ports Nueces, Lampasas, Comanche,
Rita, Unionist, Stillwater, City of Ma
con and Specialist. This was the or
der in which the transports entered the
harbor here.
The voyage from Guantanamo bay to
this port was uneventful. At noon
yesterday Gen. Miles called for a con
sultation, announcing that he was de
termined not to go by San Juan cape,
but by the Mona passage instead;
land hero, surprise the Spaniards and
deceive their military authorities. The
course was then changed, and the Dix
ie was sent to warn Gen. Brooke at
San Juan.
Port Guanica has been fully de
scribed by Lieut. Whitney, of Gen.
Miles' staff, who recently made an ad
venturous tour of Porto Rico.
Ponce, which is situated ten or fif
teen miles from this port, is to the
eastward, and a harder place to take.
In addition, the water at Ponce is too
shallow for the transports to be able
to go close in shore. Then, again,
Ponce itself is some little distance from
where the troops would have been able
to land if that point had been selected
for the debarkation of the expedition.
One advantage of this place is that it
is situated close to the railroad connec
tion with Ponce, which means of- trans
portation our troops hope to secure to
Early this morning the Gloucester, in
charge of Lieutenant Commander
Wainwright, steamed into Guanica har
bor in order to reoonnoiter the place.
With the fleet waiting outside the gal
lant little fighting yacht braved the
mines, which were supposed to be in
the harbor, arid found that there were
five fathoms of water close in shore.
Guanica bay is a quiet place, sur
rounded by cultivated lands. In the
rear are high mountains, and close to
the beach nestles a village of about
twenty houses.
The Spaniards were completely tak
en by surprise. Almost the first they
knew of the approach of the army of
invasion was in the announcement con
tained in the firing of a gun from the
Gloucester, demanding that the Span
iards haul down their flag, which was
floating from a flagstaff in front of a
block hou.se, standing to the east of
the village. The first couple of three
pounders were fired into the hills, right
and left of the bay, purposely avoiding
the town, lest the projectiles hurt wom
en or children. The Gloucester then
hove to, -within about 600 yards of the
shore, and lowered a launch, having
on board a Colt rapid-fire gun and
thirty men, under the command of
Lieut. Huse, which was sent ashore
without encountering opposition.
Quartermaster Beck thereupon told
Yeoman Lacy to haul down the Span
ish flag, which was done, and they then
raised on the flagstaff the first United
States flag to float over Porto Rican
Suddenly about thirty Spaniards
opened fire with Mauser rifles on the
American party. Lieut. Huse and his
men responded with great gallantry,
the Colt gun doing effective work.
Normen, who received Cervera's sur
render, and Wood, a volunteer lieuten
ant, shared the honors with Lieut.
Almost immediately after the Span
iards fired on the Americans, the Glou
cester opened fire on the enemy with
all her three and six-pounders which
could be brought to bear, shelling the
town and also dropping shells into the
hills to the 1 , west of Guanica, where a
number of Spanish cavalry were to be
seen hastersing toward the spot where
the Americans had landed.
Lieut. Huse then threw up a little
fort, which he named Fcrt Wain
wright. and laid barbed wire in the
street in frftnt Of-lt to repel the expect-
"I'm So Tired!"
As tired in the morning as when I go
to bed! Why: is it? simply because
your blodd is in such a poor, thin
sluggish condition it does not keep up
your strength and you do not get the
benefit of your sleep. To feel strong
and kf ep strong just try the tonic and
purifying effects of Hood's Sarsa
parilla. Our word for it, *t will do
you good.
E!©si ? s Sa^s^jpaHEEa
Is America's Greatest Medicine.
Hood's Plllaeuieali Liver Ills. 25 ceuts.
Ed cavalry attack. The lieutenant also
mounted the Colt gun, and signaled
for reinforcements, which were at once
sent from the Gloucester. The Asso
ciated Press dispatch boat Cynthia 11.
was the only boat in the harbor, ex
cept the Gloucester.
While the Mausers were peppering
all round. Lieutenant Commander
Wainwrlght called to the Associated
Press correspondent, and said:
"They fired on us after their flag was
down, and ours was up, and after I
had spared the town for the sake of
the women and children. The next
town I strike I wHH blow up."
Presently, a few of the Spanish cav
alry joined those who were fighting in
the street of Guanica, but the Colt
barked to a finish, killing four of them.
By that time the Gloucester had the
range of the town and of the block
house, and all her guns were spitting
fire, the doctor and the paymaster
helping to serve the guns.
Soon afterwards, white-coated gallop
ing cavalrymen were seen climbing the
hills to the westward, and the foot sol
diers were scurrying along the fences
from the town.
By 9:45, with the exception of a few
guerrilla shots, the town was won and
the enemy was driven out of its neigh
The Red Cross nurses on the Lam
pasas and a detachment of regulars
were the first to land from the trans
After Lieut. Huse had captured the
place he deployed his small force into
the suburbs. But he was soon rein
forced by the regulars, who were fol
lowed by Company G, of the Sixth Il
linois, and then by other troops in
quick succession. All the boats of the
men-of-war and transports were used
in the work of landing the troops, each
steam launch towing four or five boats
loaded to the rails with soldiers. But
everything progressed in an orderly
manner and according to the plans of
Gen. Miles. The latter went ashore at
about noon, after stopping to board
the Gloucester and thank Lieut. Com
mander Wainwright for his gallant ac
Gen. Miles said to the correspondent
of the Associated Press:
"Guanica and Cinga are in the dis
affected portion of the island. Matteo,
the insurgent leader, lives at Yauco, a
few miles inland. Had we landed at
Cape San Juan, a line ' of rifle pits
might have stopped our advance."
There is no doubt that Gem Miles'
plans are being absolutely secret.
The spirits of the troops, men and
officers, is admirable. The Massachu
setts and Illinois contingents, which
hate been coped upon board the Yale
and Rita for a fortnight, will be de
lighted to get ashore, and all will be
well protected by the artillery before
a serious advance is begun.
Guanica is the most lovely spot yet
occupied by our forces. It is the seat
of the coffee and sugar industry, and
large herds of cattle are pasturing ln
the meadows, which are bordered by
cocoanut palms. Many head of cattle
and a large number of horses have
been driven into the mountains by
their owners. Some of them will be
Ponce is the second city of the isl
and, has a splendid harbor, and will
make a fine base of operations.
There were fifteen large coasters at
Guanica bay this afternoon, but only
two barges were captured.
It is likely the Spanish forces at
Ponce will try to surprise our forces
tonight; but it wil be only an affair
of outposts. The town of Ponce is sure
to fall shortly, before the combined at
tack of our navy and army. The main
fighting before San Juan de Porto Rico
is reached will be along the line of a
splendid military road leading from
Ponce to San Juan; but every precau
tion will be taken to lessne our casual
ties, even to the use of the street
shields, of which a supply was brought
with the expedition.
The health of the troops ls excellent,
except among the Massachusetts men!
They have been packed on the Yale for
about fifteen days, and thirty cases of
typhoid fever have developed among
the soldiers. Parker, of the Sixth Mas
sachusetts, died on Friday, and was
buried at sea.
Later in the day the Dixie spoke the
dispatch boat of the Associated Press.
It was then about 9 o'clock at night,
and the commander of the Dixie said
he had been almost around the island
of Porto Rico and had not seen any
men-of-war or transports, except the
New Orleans, which was blockading
the port of San Juan de Porto Rico.
A heavy gale was blowing, causing
the dispatch boat to take nineteen
hours in making the 125 miles to St.
Thomas. The Associated Press boat is
the only dispatch boat with the fleet.
Landing of Gen. Miles nt Gnnnica
Was Not nt Plrnt Credited.
WASHINGTON, July 26.— The news
of the landing of Gen. Miles at Gua
nica, on the southwest shore of Porto
Rico, came as a genuine surprise to the
war department. It had been all care
fully planned that he was to make his
landing at another point, as remote as
possible from the place where he ac
tually landed, so there was little won
der that the officials received the first
news of the landing with Incredulity,
and even went to the length of sup
posing that the story had been put
afloat in order to distract attention
from the point which had been select
ed. Just why Gen. Miles made this
wide departure from the plans of the
department is not known, but it is
supposed he gathered some informa
tion since he left Siboney that induced
him to make the change. The result,
however, has been to perplex the de
partment officials deeply, and to con
siderably derange their carefully pre
pared programme for the remainder cf
the expedition. It will now be neces
sary to intercept the sections of the ex
pedition already at sea heading for
certain selected points on the coast of
Porto Rico and to advise them of the
change in the plans.
It is another exhibition of the reli
ance placed by the department on the
dispatches of the Associated Press that
it proceeded to act at once in the di
rection indicated and to take steps to
notify the sections afloat, without wait
ing for news from Gen. Miles himself.
The only approach tc an official com
munication on the subject came from
St. Thomas, and was hardly more com
prehensive than the brief statement re
ceived last night by the newspapers,
merely announcing that the report had
come to St. Thomas that the American
troops were landing, but without nam
ing the place of debarkation.
Gen. Wilson's brigade is now ap
proaching the island, being due there
today or tomorrow, and reinforcements
will follow at intervale of one or two
days, until the whole force of 30,000
men is landed, unless events connected
with the peace negotiations make it
expedient to stop further movements.
However, it is a matter for congratu
lation to the war department that Gen.
Miles has managed to set foot on Porto
Rico before the first overtures for
peace, and thus to place the island in
Field, SchSick & Co.
This store with all its comforts and conveniences for out-of
town people will be open all day today.
Crash Skirts, Shirt Waists and Silk Skirts.
Nearly all the women of St. Paul buy their Crash Skirts and
Shirt Waists here. Isn't that a good" "reason why out-of-town peo
ple should buy them here? There will be many "specials for today.
Tailor-made Homespun Linen Crash Skirts, plain and striped
effects, cut full four yards wide, made with double stitched lap'
seams and tailor-finished inside seams, actual $1.35, $1.65, $1.75
and $1.95 values for
95c— 95 Cents— 9sc
each all day today.
About 15 Tailor-made All-wool Suits, formerly priced from
$13.50 to $18.50, will be closed out today for $9.00 each.
50 Black Silk Dress Skirts, in Brocaded and
Bayadere Effects, made and finished in the best IT**} *7 f™
possible manner, actually worth from $13.50 to ?il / /*S
$16.50. Great special sale today *W A • A \J
Sweeping Sale of Wash Goods.
We're closing out the entire stock of Wash Goods.
IN THE DOMESTIC ROOM are several hundred
pieces of Dimities, Lawns and Lace Effects, in carefully A
selected styles, which have been sold at 10c, 12^c and 15c a 4-f
yard. They're all on sale todaj at ". . TV
Muslin Underwear.
Carefully made Muslin Under
wear at prices much below the
360 Fine Muslin Umbrella f* F"
Drawers, with hemstitched ijilf!
Cambric flounce, only
An assorted lot of fine Cambric
Night Gowns, finished with lace and
embroidery, Bomewhat soiled and
mussed from showing:
They were $1.50 ) 4B\ I I A
and 52.00. r lD I IIP
Choice today f0r. . . . J *■"■•■ V
Extra good Summer Cor
sets, made of strong net, well f% f™
boned and perfect fitting. LlI^C
Wednesday only vrr*^*v
lead all others for style, fit and econ
omy of materials. Cheaper than other
good patterns, too. Prices, 5c to 20c.
the same position as Cuba and the
Philippines, namely, as territory at
least partially in the possession of the
United States at the beginning of the
No Better Landing; Point Could
Have Been Selected.
"WASHINGTON, July 26.— Guanica,
the point of debarkation of the Porto
Rican expeditionary force, is a small
town of 1,000 inhabitants on the south
ern coast of the island. On a rough
calculation it is less than ten miles on
an air line from Ponce and sixty-five
miles from San Juan, against which
the assault is to be directed. Guanica
is about six miles south of Yuacoa, of
which city it forms the port, and with
which it is connected by a good road.
The town is situated on a bay of the
same name, which forms one of the
best ports in the whole island. The
banks to the right are steep and form
a good natural wharf. Three vessels
can He alongside and unload by means
of gang planks. Vessels of thirty feet
draught can enter the bay easily and
proceed close inshore. The conspicu
ous advantage of this port, aside from
its excellent harbor facilities for the
transports, is the utiter absence of for
tifications or mines.
BritiHli Opinion as to Indemnity
and Retention of Territory.
LONDON, July 27. —The London
morning papers agree that it will be
impossible for Spain to pay indemni
ty, and that it is improbable that the
United States will demand money com
pensation. They all concede that the
Spanish flag has gone from Cuba and
Porto Rico forever. The future of the
Philippines is regarded as presenting
grave difficulties, owing to the impos
sibility of granting independence. The
general opnlon is that the United
States will maintain a coaling station
in the Islands.
The Daily News says: "It would be
an act of extreme generosity to leave
Spain in possession of the Philippines,
but generosity is often the best policy.
If the United States should be content
with such a reward of its labors as
would leave the Philippines to Spain,
it would set the world an example or
conspicuous magnanimity."
The Dally Chronicle thinks that some
kind of international protectorate over
the Philippines should be arranged.
The Daily Mall says: "We hope
President McKinley will be moderate.
Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines
should lie ample compensation, with
out indemnity."
Do Not Want Porto Rico to Count
in fence Negotiations.
MADRID, July 26.— The ministerial
El Correo, in an Important article, de
claring that the seizure of Porto Rico ls
"only an afterthought on the part of
the United States," says: "The Wash
ington government cannot ignore tho
steps Spain has already taken in favor
of peace; and therefore, in accordance
with the most elementary principles of
international law, acts posterior to
these steps cannot be taken account of
In treaty negotiations."
Powers Threaten to Take a Hand In
Solving; It.
LONDON, July 27.— The Madrid correspon
dent of the Daily Mall says: "The result
of protracted negotiations inaugurated by
Germany is that the powers have arrived at
a formal agreement to oppose American an
nexation of tho Philippines, which must re
main Spanish."
Cannot See the Queen Ilrfrent or
Tallc Peaec In Madrid.
MADRID, July 25 (delayed in transmission).
—The civil governor of Madrid will not ac
knowledge the arrival here of Miss Jessie
Schley, of Milwaukee, Wis., a cousin of Com
modore Schley. Sho will not be received by
the queen regent in connection with imr
Hosiery and Underwear.
Buying- any of the following- is
like picking- up nickels and
Ladies' fine ribbed Balbrig. g\
gan Vests, with laces at neck Mf|
aud arms, 15c kinds for mWm
Ladies' fine ribbed Balbrig-- 1 _m
gran Vests, with silk laces at I i_\C
neck and arms, 25c kinds for. V
Ladies' fine ribbed Balbrig
gan Drawers, open sides.made | f\
with yoke; regular 25c kinds. I Mf!
Today only IK/V
Ladies' Black Maco Cotton f_
Stocking-s.without seams; made MP
to sell for 15c. Today only »^V
Ladies' very best 35c quality rir*
Black Lisle Thread Stockinirs. M7%C
peace ml&slon, which, it is pointed out can
only be conducted through the proper diplo
matic channels.
The city la flooded with dodgers advocating
'that the peace negotiations t>e oubniitted to
arbitration, "seeing that neither Spain nor
the United States id willing to take the Ini
tiative, and adding that "Cuba must belong
either to Spain or the United States, as its
Independence would be tantamount to an
Cervera'a Officer* Will Not Return
■With Those nt Santiago.
MADRID, July 26— Via Paris— The trans-At
lantic fleet to bring home the Santiago prison
ers, will sail tomorrow.
Capt Aunon. minister of marine, says
Admiral Cervera's officers will not n-tura with
the Santiago prisoners, but that thtir return
will be negotiated with the United Slate? trrv
enment Ho denies having demanded tna
expulsion of Don Carlos from Be glum.
Carlist Manifesto.
PARIS. July 2G.-A meeting of Carllrts held
near Bayonne. France, has forwardd to the
Spanish pretender, Don Carlos, a written drait
of a suggested manifesto.
Insurgent Leader Dead.
MADRID. July 26.— 1t ls said in a dispatch
from Havana just received here that the re
port of the killing of Cephro. the Insurgent
leader, near Jiguacito, is confirmed.
'Manzanillo Is said to be quiet, and that the
Americans have invested that place.
TTlrs. Win -low'n Soothing Syrup
Has been used for over fifty years by millions
of mothers for their children while tsetblng. with
perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the
gums, allays all pain ; cures wlml colic, and is
the best remedy for Diarrhoea. Sold by Druggists
In every part of ihe world. Be sure and ask for
" Mrs. Wiuslow's ■oothfng Syrup," and t*ke no
other klud. Twcmy-fii > cents a bottle.
jThe Popular [
1 Measured Telephone Service
T will be introduced in St. Paul ►
on and after June lit, by the f
A which will enable
] EHamm io Have a Tei&ptione E
4 At Their Residence. ►
4 ►
The Long Distance Telephone ?
will be furnished Residence >
2 subscribers on four party, se
lective signal, metallic lines ►
A within one mile of the Main or l
2 Branch Offices of the Company
at 530.00 per annum for 400 w
A calls, and 54.00 for each addi- l
2 ticnal 100 calls. $30 per annum
permits the subscriber to talk ►
A from his residence 400 times l
2 annually, and to talk to his res-
idence an unlimited number of ►
A times. .
J Telephone to No. 5, and a rep-
N resentative of the Company ►
A will call and explain the new k
2 system.
m This same class of service is
A also offered to Business »ub- t
J scribcrs at rates varying- from
N $39.00 per annum for 600 calls, m
A to £63.00 per annum for 1 230 k
J calls. r
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Opp Met. Open House,
Retouching for the trade. Kodaks, Cameras
and ( heinicnls. Developing, liuishing and en-
Inrjniig. I.iuhiinsfand Dark-Room Insiructioiir
given free to thoss dealing with us. Tel 1071

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