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1 dkatal la the Answer to the Spanish
ihlngton. Aug. .The reply of
Spanish government to the peace
tlona laid down by the United
tea was received bjc the French
baasador, M. Cam boo. yeeterday af-
n. The reply came In sections.
dispatch first received giving only
opening passages of the Spanish
ly. A few minutes later another
(patch brought a second section, and
teae kept coming uninterruptedly by
t procession of messengers until seven
ctlons of the Spanish reply had been
Scefved at 4 o'clock, when the last
r Jiart was still to arrive. In the mean
(time the cipher experts were at work
uuid by 4:80 o'clock they were abreast
of aU that portion of the reply received
up to that time, and there was a lull
of some time, pending the arrival of the
Pending the receipt of the complete
reply no steps were taken to fix a time
for a conference with the president, as
the time for that depends largely upon
some of the features of the reply, and
also upon the explicit Instructions con
cernlng . the delivery of the answer
which usually accompanies a docu
tent of this solemn character. Neither
t the White House nor at the state de-
-artment was there any official know
ledge tnat tne reply bad reached Wash
ington, and the usual office hours closed
jMUh no appointment made for a con
ference. ; Pending the official delivery of the
answer speculation was rife as to Its
contents. There was little or no further
doubt that the length of the reply
roeant that Spain had not given a
simple and direct affirmative to the
American conditions. It was evident
that If the reply was an acceptance it
was accompanied by extended discus
sion and probably by conditions. This
caused considerable apprehension in of
ficial circles here, for white it was felt
I suit week that Spain would surely
yield In every particular. It began to
bf felt that possibly there might be
another period of discussion and pos
Ibly an Indirect attempt to open up a
diplomatic exchange on the nature of
All vital points were believed to be
conceded the abandonment of Cuba,
Vnrto Rico and the Ladrones and the
"'nlillshment of a commission to pass
, uv -.4 qUMtlons relating to the Phllip
1 Pines. In the carrying out of this pro
gram It was believed thatSpaln -would
to secure an ' understanding on
many Incidental points Involved, some
of them of considerable Importance.
ite in the afternoon the president
received an Indirect Intimation that the
Spanish reply had come to the French
embassy. A cabinet officer who was
with him at this time said on leaving:
rTM Information that has come from
Madrid about the action of the Spanish
ralikiet Indicates the Spanish have ac
ted ouw terms In a general way, but
lea ve several questions open that we
did not Include In the terms submitted.
Tb i ) communication offering those
ter ma1 was explicit, specifically stating
ujh points as would be left open to
forther negotiation. We will stand on
' The administration has not yet given
serious consideration to the personnel
of the peace commission, but It can be
stated no one not In accord with the
president's present views as to the dis
position of the Philippines will be ap
pointed, and Mr. McKlnley favors
keeping at least Manila harbor and
lay and sufficient territory around it
tor. its support and protection, If not
the Whole of Luzon Island. As to mem
ber of the cabinet as members of the
commission, there are precedents for
their appointment, notably the treaty
1 of Ghent.
j The concluding portion of the Span-
, It h , reply waa received during the
evening, but it was not until a late
t hour that It was deciphered as a whole
' and gone over by the ambassador. No
j effcrt waa made to communlcato It to
j the United States government last
nlgit beyond a note to Secretary Day
advising him that the document had
- ' bren received, but not disclosing its
cn'ents. It Is probable that the reply
will be delivered to the president be
tart the cabinet - meeting today, al
ttosgh no hour has been fixed.
, .mere Is complete reticence in all
. qtartora as to the text of the reply,
b't ,there la reason to believe It is not
ad uvutallfled acceptance of the Amer
ican ma, but Is framed on the theory
of act tlng the essentials and trusting
- to a B ed for conciliatory spirit on the
part this government to moderate
to so extent features which the
Bpanii government seems to regard as
SAICTION OP THE CORTES
ry For the Cession of Any
Spanish Torri lory.
Londn, -Aug. B. The Madrid corre
sponds of The Times says: "All the
best athorttlea agree that the govern
' Ufnt ha decided to accept the Amert-
can ipltlona . The" answsr of the
government declares that
anot discuss the American
but only accepts them, be
cause try are impose a on ner oy rorce.
Only aew unessential changes In the
A merle1 demands were asked for and
It Is si expected tnat t-reaiaeni so
Klniev'lll refuse them.
"Tio the king, according to the
ceAscr n, has the right to declare
war t M cession of
nac .:tory requires the sanction
of Li f to; minister coo
enting to aoeh cession without thta
sanction la liable, according to tb
penal oode. to Imprisonment for Ufa. It
will bo atecesatuy, therefor, to convoke
the cortes oiiio time betoro the treaty
of peace la ratified, but the government
haa not ret decided at what stage of
the proceedings thla necessary formal
ity will bo observed."
LACK OP MEDICAL SUPPLIES.
General Shatter Report on 81c and
Wounded at Bantlngo.
Washington, Aug. I. General Shat
ter, la a report to the war department,
emphatically denies that he Is respon
sible for the Inadequate provision made
for the sick and wounded brought from
Santiago to the United States on the
Seneca and Concha Everything pos
sible, he says, was sent with the sick
and wounded. The matter of shortage
of water, he says. Is Inexcusable. He
concludes his report as follows:
"There is no excuse for lark of food,
as there haa at all times been plenty
of that. I have no doubt that many
more were put on the shto than should
have been, owing to the great desire to
get home, as they had the fear of yel
low fever, and were almost wholly
without hospital accommodation.
"The sick and wounded had only the
clothing on that they wore Into battle,
and of course that was ragged and
worn out bv the time they reached
home. There was none to Issue to
them at the time they left, and their
own extra clothing they could not get
at. There has never been a case of
suffering here that could be remedied
by the means at hand that waa not at
tended to. The surgeons have worked
as well as any men that ever lived,
and their complaint has been univer
sal of lack of means and facilities.
From the day the forces left Tampa
until the present time there have never
been sufficient medlral attendants or
medicines for the dally wants of the
command. Three times since reaching
Cuba has the command been almost
entirely without medicines."
THAT "ROUND ROBIN."
Throe-Fourths of Shafter'a Men Were
8lok With Malaria.
Washington, Aug. 8. General Shat
ter telegraphed the president regard
ing the publication of the "round robin'
signed by the general officers of hit
command as follows:
"I can very readily see what intense
excitement the publication must havt
occasioned a great deal more than th(
situation warranted. Situation Is great
ly aggravated from the foot that be
fore anv of the men were taken 11)
they weru thoroughly exhausted. At
least 75 per cent, of the command had
been down with malarial fever, from
which they recover very slowly and arc
In no condition to stand an attack of
yellow fever or dysentery. Placed here
now in the condition in which they
were when they came here. I do
not believe they would be In any
particular danger. The regiment ol
Immune that recently arrived Is nm
suffering at all, and I do not believe
they will. They can keep out of tht
sun, are well clothed and well fed.
What put my command In Hs present
condition was the twenty days of the
campaign when they had nothing but
meat, bread and coffee, without change
of clothes, without any shelter whutov
er, and during the period twice oc
stormy as It has been since the surren
der. Fresh troops reaching here In thr
middle of August, with good camps,
.good ,waer, abundance of ''rentage,
which they wilt find here, need not ap
prehend serious danger."
TWO NAVAL CHANGES.
BUrMbve Goes to the Teinn and Good
rich to the Newark.
Washington, Aug. 9. Two Important
changes in the command of vestwls ol
the navy were anneunced lost evening
by Secretary Long. Captain Charlei
D. Slgsbee, who commanded the bat
tleshlp Maine when she met her fate
In the harbor of Havana, and who has
been m command of the auxiliary
cruiser St. Paul since the war began,
has been ordered to relieve Captain
John W. Philip of command of the bat
tleship Texas, now undergoing repair"
In New York. It Is understood that
Captain Philip will be assigned to
shore duty, probably the command of
the Mare Island navy yard at San
Secretary Long announced also that
Captain Caspar F. Goodrloh, of the
auxiliary- cruiser tH. Louln. had been
ordered to the command of the Newark,
Commodore Watson's sew flagship, to
succeed Oaptaln Albert 8. Barker,
who has been transferred to the bat
tleship Oregon on account of the Ill
ness of Captain Charles E. Clark.
Hobson Calln on Corvera.
Annapolls.Aug. 8. Naval Constructor
R. P. Hobson came here yesterday
from Washington, spent three hours
and left again for that place. Lieu
tenant Hobson took a carriage on his
arrival and went directly to call on
Admiral McNalr, the superintendent of
the academy. After a few minutes' chat
he went over to see Admiral Corvera,
who Is occupying a house In the same
row with the superintendent's resi
dence. Here he and the Spanish pris
oners exchanged reminiscences of their
former meeting when Hobson waa res
cued from the waters of Santiago har
bor by the admiral.
Spanish Prisoner Sent to Spain.
Washington, Aug. . Confirmation
was received by Adjutant General Cor
bln last night from Coldnei Humphrey,
in charge of the transportation ar
rangements al Santiago, that the Span
ish hospital ship Alicante sailed from
there yesterday with 600 of the Spanish
prisoners for Spain. It Is supposed that
the Alicante carries a majority of the
sick and wounded of General Torsi's
army, as he woul naturally sua them
Mrst. The war department haa no
definite InfennaMoa am to the trme of
the sailing of the other Spanish ves
sels Wife Murderer Dene Arrwst.
West Ntwton, Pa., Aug. 8. John
Evans, armed with two revolvers, went
to the home of his wife yesterday and
fired three shots at her head. She
died In a few minutes. Failing In his
attempt to commit suicide, Evans for
tified himself-In the cellar of the house,
and so far haa been able to resist ar
rest. Policeman Harvey was shot In
the leg by Evans while trying to orawl
through a cellar window. Evans Is 60
years of age. . Hlewlfe was nearly as
old.- The did not'llve together.
ESATH. CP GEHEXAL POLAND.
Victim of Typhoid fever. Contracted
M Chlokamaasj.' .
Ashville, N., C. Aug. I. Brigadier
General John B. Poland died here yes
terday of fever contracted at Chlcka-
mauga, General Poland came to Ashe
vllle several days ago. with the hope of
recovery from the attack of typhoid
fever, but despite the efforts of the
doctors his disease wowbeyond con
trol. Mrs. Poland and ffcelr son and
daughter were here when death came
and they, with Lieutenant' Wrenne, ol
General Poland's staff, yesterday ac
companied the remains to Westerly, R,
L, where the Interment will take place.
Brigadier General John 8. Poland war
born at Princeton, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1836,
and would have had over two years to
serve before reaching the age for re
tirement He waa appointed a cadet at
the United States military academy In
July, UM, and was graduated from that
institution to the class of 1861, which
entered the service lust at the begin
ning of the war.
On March 1, 1886, he became lieuten
ant colonel of the Twenty-first infantry,
from which regiment he wtis trans
ferred to the Seventeenth Infantry as
colonel In August, 1891. On May 4 of
this year Colonel Poland was appointed
by the president a brigadier general of
volunteers, his name being Included In
the first list of regular army colonels
raised to that position.
ROUGH RIDE RSLE AVE CUBA.
Colonel ItooNevclt'n Men Snll From
MantlHiin For Mnutnuk Point, L. 1.
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 8. The First
regular cavalry and the First volun
teer cavalry. Rough Riders, sailed to
day on the transports Miami and
Matteawnn. Of the Rough Riders the
following remain here sick: Second
Lieutenant William Tiffany, Troop K :
Corporal Edgar A. Schwaes, Troop O;
Privates William Hoyle, Troop E; F.
O. Whalen, Troop A, and T. D. Stead
man, Troop D. They will probably
leave In ten days In care of Dr. Oon
sales. The Rough Riders came to town by
rail from their camp at 1 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. At the station they
fell into line, each company being pre
ceded by a red and white banner bear
ing the number of the regiment and the
company letter. Colonel Roosevelt rode
at the head of the regiment as it
marched down the Alameda skirting
the water front to the dock, where the
Miami was moored. All the men
looked fit, but worn out. They present
ed a picturesque appearance. Some
wore new khaki uniforms, while others
were attired In heavy blue flannel
shirts, with their old equipment. All
expressed regret at leaving their five
companions behind, but were wild with
Joy at the prespoct of so soon return
Ing home. They take no tents or bag
gage whh them. The work of em
barkation was very easy and was
quickly performed. The men are ready
and eagur to return for the Havana
campaign In the fall.
TROOPS ACTIVEJN PORTO RICO,
GeiM'ifil ltrooke Moving on San Junn
With ltl,(HH) M011.
Ponce, l'orto Rico, Aug. 8. A general
advance of the American force has be
gun. The remulnder of General Ernst's
brigade, constituting the advance cen
ter, supported by two batteries, moved
out at 6 o'clock yenterday morning and
a part of the Eleventh Infantry of Gen
eral Henry's division started to the
left toward Adjuntas. Troop A. of
New York, the Philadelphia City Troop
and Troop FT, of the Sixth regulars, art
convoying Oeneral Rronke's transpor
tation column along the coast road
through Salinas to Arroyo. Wire com
munication with General Krookn, on
the right, has not yet been established.
Colonel Rice, of General Miles' staff,
will probably bo unsigned to tho com
mand of the Sixth Massachusetts.
. General Wilson has moved thi head
quarters of his division from Poncv to
Juan PI as. Oeneral Schwan, with tho
Eleventh regular Infantry and two but
teries, moved yesterday through Ynuco
toward Muyaguez. General rtmoke Is
moving north 'from Guayuino with 10,
Khnfter'M Health Roport.
Washington, Aug. 9. General Phnf
ter's sanitary report for Aug. 7 Is as
follows: Total number of pick. 3,445;
total number of fever cases, 2,498; total
number of new cases, 412; total number
fever cases returned to duty, 406;
deaths Aug. 7: Private Ranger Mollln,
Ninth Massachusetts, typhoid fever;
Private Charles Wren, Eighth Infantry,
pernicious anamla; Private Daniel
Oruber, Eighth Infantry, thermic fever;
Private Hons Larsen, Third Infantry,
typhoid fever; Private Fatllck Stevens,
First cavalry, typhoid fever; Private
Frank J. Muck, Thirty-fourth Michi
gan, typhoid and gastric fever; Cor
poral George L. Hopper, Private Ira L.
Reyer, Corporal- Dudley Wilson and
Private Frank Dlbler, Eighth Ohio, yel
low fever; Private Charles Dlggs,
Twenty-fourth Infantry, yellow fever.
Sick Soldiers nt Fort Myor.
Washington, Aug. 8. Secretary Al
ger visited Fort Myer yesterday after
noon with a view of ascertaining per
sonally whether everything possible
waa being done for the soldiers of
Camp Alger who are In the hospital at
the fort. Each one has a good bed
which Is kept Immaculately clean and
fresh, and all are receiving excellent
medical attention and nursing. At
present there are about 375 men In
the hospital. Some of them are very
seriously ill and a few are not expected
to recover. Thus far the fatalities
among the troops at Camp Alger have
numbered 39. This Is not considered a
great loss In an army of nearly 30,000
men during the three months the men
have been In the service.
To Miwlw Ont Troops.
Washington, Aug. 9. It Is understood
here that Immediately upon Spain's
binding herself to evacuate Cuba and
Porto Rico and ceding our rights In
the Ladrones and Philippines, 150,000
men will be mustered out of the ser
vice. This will leave an army of 125,000,
which is believed to be sufficient to
cope with the situation.
, Immnnoa For Santiago.
Savannah, Aug. 9. Two battalions of
the Fifth regiment, United States vol
unteers (Immunes), sailed yesterday af
ternoon on the transport Rio Grande
for Santiago. The third battalion will
ail on the arrival of the transport
VIEWS IN MADRID
Spain's Answer Declares Question
. Mast Be Settled
BT A JOINT PEACE COMMISSION.
A Report That England Onrtd to
, Mediate, and the Offer Waa Favor
ably Kooelved, bat Not Accepted.
Quibble Over Philippines.
Madrid, Aug. 9. It is said that as
soon as the American reply Is received
Senor Sagasta will nominate peaoe
It Is said here that these questions.
the answer declares, must be decided
by peace commissioners: The Cuba
debt; the date and manner of evacuat
ing Cuba and Porto Rico, and the man
ner of protecting Spaniards and Span
ish interests there; whether Spain shall
withdraw its artillery, arms and am
munition now in Cuba and Porto Rico;
the future of the Philippines.
The treaty win be slgaed, subject to
approval by the cortes, which will be
convoked Immediately. The cabinet
council will appoint Spanish commis
sioners to meet Uke Americans to ar
range as to the future of the Philip
pines and other details.
El Liberal says: "The government
received an offer from England to
mediate. The offer was favorably re
garded, but was not accepted. The
presence of a large RrMish squadron
near Gibraltar Is clear evidence of an
understanding, If not an alliance, be
tween England and the Vnlted States."
Pettlre For Generosity.
Paris, Aug. 9. The Temps says it if
to be hoped the noble resignation of
Spain will touch the heart of President
McKlrUry and that he will consider It
honorable to show that If the United
States Is strong, It Is great and magnani
mous enough to spare the vanquished
enemy, not to abuse Its victory and to
desire by the generosity of its acts so
make the treaty with the people they
have learned to respect on the battle
field a veritable pact friendship. It Is
certain. The Temps adds, that Spain
will be rewarded for her wisdom. Freed
from tlie Cuban incubus, she will re
gain energy and vitality and march
with Joyful steps towards a calm and
NogotlatlouH May Ooonr In Pari.
London, Aug. 9. The Madrid corre
spondent of The Times says: "The
promptitude with which the Spanish
cabinet accepted the terms, on receipt
of the American explanations, shows
that It does not desire to waste time
in dilatory procoduru. The question
when direct negotiations will begin If
rather doubtful, probably because the
cabinet Is resolved to act scrupulously
In accordance with the letter and srdrlt of
the constitution and the best authori.
ties disagree In the interpretation of
the constitutional law. It Is believed
that the direct negotiations will occur
SpiinlMh Internal Troiirtiex.
London. Aug. 9. A Hpeclal dispatch
from Madrid says: "The government
has sent a squadron of cavalry and a
company of infantry In pursuit of a
band of seven men, who with cries of
"long live the Republic" Invaded a
farm at Alcula de Chlvert. in Valencia,
and seised a nuinlwr of rifles belonging
to customs officers and members of the
A "BUMPER" WHEAT CROP.
iteports) indicate, tlie Largest Yield in
the Country's Ilixtory.
Chicago, Aug. 9. The Post says: "Ac
cording to reports received by railway
companies and business men the larg
est wheat crop In the history of the
United States will be harvested within
a fortnight. The winter wheat yield
which aggregates from 375,000,000 to
400,000,000 bushels will be Increased to
the extent of nearly 350,0t0,000 bushels
from the soring wheat region. The
'bumper crop' of 18S1 will be eclipsed
this year by 100,000,000 bushels from
"Reports received from members of
the National Association of Merchants
and Travelers, who are assembling
here to attend the full meeting afford
positive proof, It is declared, that a
new era of prosperity Is at hand
throughout the great west. Railroad of
ficials who have Just come in from ex
tended trips through the spring wheat
and corn growing states make equally
optimistic reports. State crop reports
received today from Kansas and Michi
gan say, 'A bumper crop Is hern.' And
the Pearson Taft Land Credit company,
which holds $9,000,000 worth of farm
mortgages In the west, has but $17,000
worth of property under foreclosure."
Colored Troopers Rescue Comrade.
Tampa, Flo., Aug. 9. The Ninth cav
alry (colored) is now on its way to
Montauk Point, L. I., with one member
whom his fellow troopers rescued from
the county Jail at Tampa. The prisoner
was given up only after the soldiers
had stormed the building. They claimed
he had been arrested unjustly, and 30 of
the men, armed with rifles and revol
vers, set out to release him. At the Jail
they demanded that the Jailer give up
the prisoner, which he at first refused
to do, but after the soldiers had fired
a volley of shots at the building he sur
rendered the man. The governor will
make a formal demand on the United
States authorities that the prisoner be
brought back for trial.
A Papal Knoyellcul.
Rome, Aug. 9. The pope has Issued
an encyclical protesting against the
suppression of Catholic Journals during
the recent Insurrection, which It de
clares "Illegal, contrary to Christianity,
specially directed against the papacy,
and calculated to embitter religious
onfllct, prejudicial to Itnly, and to' re
move a conservative force against so
cialism and anarchy. Nevertheless,
Catholics, though opposed to all rebel
lion, will not alter their policy either
for threats or violence. They will sub
mit to the existing state of things,
though they will never support It."
General King For the Philippines.
San Francisco, Aug. 9. Brigadier
Oeneral King will sail with troops on
the transport Arizona early this week
for Manila. General King will Join Gen
eral Merritt's forces In the Philippines,
and the Arlsona will be kept In east
ern Waters for the purposes of trans
port and as carrier of stores. She Is one
of the fastest boats In Uncle Sam'l
itrvlce in the Pacific.
Wednesday, Ana?. S.
Our officials are apprehensive of
rouble with Agulnaldo'a Insurgent
Ijrce. in the Philippines.
General Shatter reports that all po
Itlcal prisoners' in Cuban prisons are
telng promptly released.
All sick and wounded soldiers, when
sble to travel, will be granted a month's
furlough and transportation to their
President Palma. of the Cuban Junta,
declares that the Cubans are too grate
ful to harbor slight or fanciful wrongs
against their benefactors.
Thursday, Ana. 4.
After the war is over our European
squadron will be largely Increased.
The squadron of the Spanish Ad
miral Cervera, now at Cadla, is totally
unfit for sea service.
Lieutenant Colonel J. Lewis Good has
been sworn in as colonel of the First
Pennsylvania regiment, now at Chick
amauga. Secretary Alger Issues a statemsot
admitting the privations of sick and
wounded soldiers on the transports
Concha and Seneca. Measures have
been taken to prevent a repetition.
Friday, Aug. S.
General Wood, military governor of
Santiago, has perfected arrangements
for thoroughly cleansing the city.
The Madrid press stronsly blames
Porto Rico volunteers for yiolding
without resistance to Americans.
General Grosvenor, of Ohio, In an
Interview In London, declared that this
country would form no alliance.
Miss Helen Gould Is taking an active
part In furnishing relief for sick ami
Admiral Cervera and son. Spanish
prisoners of war at Annapolis, took a
trip to Newport News by permission
of the navy department.
Mut 11 relay, Aug. U.
Captain Clark, of the battleship Ore
gon, has been Invalided home.
Immune regiments are being sent to
Cuba to replace those being sent home.
The daughter of the captain general
of San Juan, Porto Rico, is drilling the
gunners In the forts.
The repair ship Vulcan, an Innova
tion In modern naval equipment, has
proved a thorough success.
An army officer says the military
balloon is a failure and declares that Its
use at Santiago caused the deaths of
Secretary Alger propones having the
bodies of all the dead at Santiago
brought north and Interred la the Nat
Monday, Aug. H.
General Miles ruports the capture of
Guaynma, l'orto It loo, by United States
One hundred and seven sick and
wounded soldiers arrived at Fort Mon
roe from Santiago.
Commodore Schley was mlsrepre
scnted In saying It wan possible to
enter Santiago's harbor.
Colonel San Martin, commander of
Ponce, Porto Rico, capttirod by General
Miles' forces, was court martlaled and
Privates Foreythe and Dunn, of Com
panics R and A, respectively, Fourth
regiment of Immunes, were struck by
a train and killed near Fredericks
Refuse a Htiitne to (Jlndstono.
Dublin. Aug. 9. The municipal coun
cil of Dublin has refused to comply
with a request of the Gladstone Me
morial society for Its co-operation In
erecting In Dublin a statue, commem
orative of the life and services of Mr,
Gladstone, similar to those which the
society will erect In London and Edin
burgh. A resolution was passed that
"the corporation of Dublin l Htrongly
of opinion that no statue should he
erected In Dublin in honor of ury
Englishman until the Irish people have
creotcd a fitting one In memory of
Charles Stewart Parnell."
HoldlerH Killed by I.luhtnlii.
Miami, Flu., Aug. 9. A severe elec
trlcal storm passed over camp yester
day afternoon resulting In the death of
Private Churles Egill, Company K,
First Louisiana and Corporal E. K.
Humphreys,' Company E, First Texas.
THE PRODUCE MARKETS.
As Reflected liv Dealings In Philadel
phia and llultlmoro.
Philadelphia, Aug. H. Flour strong,
winter superfine. 2.1.7fi2.40: do. extras.
$2.7r33; Pennsylvania roller, clear. $3.2!ifl
8.60; do. straight. $.1.Vfi'S.W; western win-
ter. W.tW(4.10. Wheat advanced fcfrllc.
No. 2 red, spot. 77c; do. August, 7
lfic; do. Suptember, 7rKifinW4c. Corn
nrm; No. ? mixed, August and Bentem
ber. 374(&37VjO.; No. 2 yellow, for local
trade, imiMw,e. Oats quint and steady
No. 2 white, clipped, old, MiQAV&d.; No. 2
white, old, Mc. Heef steady; smoked
Deer, iTfflKO. Lnrd dull: western steamed
$S.S5. Uutter firm; western creamery, 14
uua; 00. factory, ll'iM4; Elglns, yie.
imitation creamery, 135lOe.; New York
dairy, uwnc; do. creamery, 14 VittlSHc ;
Pennsylvania fancy prints, wholesale,
22c. Cheese steady; lurge, white, 74c. ;
small do., 7c; largo, colored, 74c;
small do,, 7c; light skims, C4WU,c.
part do., dVltWc; full do., 2tf2o. Errs
steady; New York and Pennsylvania,
14"WirMrC; western, fresh, 14Hc
Baltimore, Aug. 8. Flour quiet: west
ern superfine, t2.60ra4.73; do. extra, U.Wtf
8.25; do. family, $3.Wa4; winter wheat,
patent, $4.104.80; spring do.. $4.60ft4.T5,
Wheat weak; spot, 7fi14c.; month, 7.'iA'tf
7fic; Hnptemher, 7S74c; steamer No,
2 red, 7Rc.; southern, by sample, TOffTRc.;
do. on grude, IffiilHo. Corn easy; spot and
month, J7ST7Hc; Snptember, 37V037Hc;
steamer mixed, IIHww!.; southern
white and yellow, 8!Ku-40c. Outs quiet and
steady; No. 2 whits, weutsm. SSOT.'Hc;
No. 2 mixed do., 806i31c. Rye firmer; No,
3 nearby, 49c.; No. 2 western, RIc. -Hay
steady; No. 1 timothy, tiikaiti.ljo. drain
freights steady; stoam to Liverpool, per
bushel, lMid., August; Cork, for order.,
per quarter. Is. Sd.fifs. Id., August; 2s. fcl.
CTSs., September. Sugur strong; grnnu
latod, 5.46H. Butter steady; fancy crcsm
ery, 20a.; do. Imitation, 17c; do. ladle,
14i7l5c; good ladle, 13c; store psckod,
lie. Eggs firm; fr.sh, ViViC. Chesss
steady; fancy New York, large, 84flRHc;
do. medium, RH&Wio.; do. small, t)fcflc.
lettuce, fJOUTSc per bushel box. Whisky,
tl.2Wl.I9 per gallon for finished goods In
carloads; $1.SU(ij1.81 par gallon for Jobbing
East Liberty, Pa., Aug. (.-Cattle about
steady;, extras, I5.10U5.15; prime, IS'gS.lO;
common, $3.0S4. Hogs a shade higher;
prime mediums and good Yorkers, $4.10
4.15; common to fair, $44.05; heavy, $49
4.10; pigs. $3.T04; roughs, $2.608.60.
Sheep fc'-' r" '"' M" common.
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Lgainst Attacks by Letter Writer
to Navy Department.
HIGH PEAI3E FOB HIS WORK.
Secretary Long Protests Against Uis
Cruel Insinuations, Cast Upon the
Admiral, aud Speaks a Uuod W01J
For All tho Gallant Men.
Washington, Aug. 9. The secretary
of the navy has received several let
ters violently attacking Admiral Samp
son. In bis reply to one of these he
'I am In receipt of your letter, anil
hasten to assure you that whut you say
about Admiral Sampson Is so unjust
that It can only he purdoned 011 Ur
ground of your Ignorance of the whole
matter. You have no appreciation of
the responsibilities that have beer,
upon Admiral Sumpson; of his very
superior attainments as an officer, and
the splendid work he ha9 done In pre
paring for the naval victory which wu
the crowning accomplishment of his
efforts for weeks and weeks before
Santiago. Justice Is always done? In the
long run. Rut when you Indulge in
such unfounded criticism 1 cannot for
bear to protest, ns I should fed bound
to do If you had referred In similar
terms to uny other of our deserving
"I can well understand why the
friends of other olllcers should bo so
enthusiastic and eurncst as I am In
giving them the credit they so richly,
every one of them, deserve for their
glorious work. 1 cannot conceive of
anybody so mean as to detract by a
single hair from their merit. Rut I
cannot understand why such a blttei
feeling Is manifested in many quar
ters towards Admiral Sampson, when
all these olllcers, subordinate to him
In their reMrts, clearly und cordially
recognize the fact that, although at
the beginning he was. by orders from
Washington, going to confer with Gen
eral Shafter, yet the battle was fought:
under his order, and that the victory
was the consummation of his thorough
For myself, I know of no predilection
for any one of these cullant men. 1
would crown every one of them with
laurel. 1 want thi m all to have theii
Just deserts. Every one ol them de
serves unstinted praise; not one of
them deserves anything less than full
measure for that day's work. And.
therefore, I can think of nothing more
cruel than a depreciation of the merit
of the faithful, devoted, patriotic coin-mander-ln-chlef,
physically frail, wore
with sleepless vigilance, weighed with
measureless responsibilities and details,
letting no duty go undone, for week
with ceaseless precautions blockading
the Spanish squudron. und at lost, by
the unerring fulfillment of his plans,
crushing It under the fleet which exe
cuted his command, yet now compelled
In dignified silence to be assailed as
vlndleately as If he were an enemy to
"I am sure thnt no one more depre
cates such an attack than the oIT1xtf
of the fleet commodore, captains and
nil. Among them all Ih peace; whatever
disquiet there may be elsewhere, the
navy Is serene."
PAY DAY ATJAMP THOMAS.
Soldiers at (hlckiiiiiiiuun Are ltoLuii
Paid For July.
Chlcknnmuga Pnrk. tla.. Aug. 9 -Chief
Paymaster Georg" R. Smith be
gan paying the troops yesterday. The
following regiments received for Jury:
Third Tennessee, Fifth Pennsylvania,
Third United States cavalry, Flrnf
Pennsylvania. First New Hampshire.
First Vermont, First West Virginia.
There are numerous furloughs be
Ing granted to convalescents in ac
cordance with the recent order to al
low patients recovering from serious Ill
ness 30 days' furlough und transporta
Trulned nurses arc badly needed ncrr
In the camp hospitals. Five "caths l
the present dally average In each of tht
division hospitals. In the Second di
vision there are 200 rntlcnts lying very
111 and not enough attendants to earn
for them properly. Men are dying ev
ery day who mlpht have been restorel
to health with proper care and trout
ment. Private Charles E. Polan, of Com ,,
puny E, First Pennsylvania reglniemt,'
died from the cff"cts of a second mirf
gleal operation, performed to relieve lilt
bowels of an obstruction. His re
mains will be shirred to Philadelphia,
(Jold on the Mnt-lu. Teresa.
Playa Del Estc, Aug. 8. The Potomw
has recovered $10,000 from tho Infanta
Maria Teresa, which was driven ashorw
at the time Admiral Cervera attempted
to escape froin Santiago, and which has
been floated nnd will proceed to Nor
folk, Va. .
BRIEP ITEMS OF NEWS.
The Democratic victory In tho Ala
bama election is almost a complete orie.
Sir Thomas Llpton will challenge for
the America's cup. Hid yackt will be
culled the Shamrock.
Ex-Congressman James O. Broad
head, of Missouri, formerly minister to
Switzerland died at St. Louis.
Governor Voorhees, of New Jersey,
yesterday appointed John Hunter dep
uty factory Inspector for Passaic coun
ty. There were 30 candidates.
, Pickett's men were formally wel
comed at Independence hall, Philadel
phia, and then went to the G. A. R.
encampment at Washington Park.
Advices received from Cocos, Cuata
mola. show that the revolutionary
movement there has assumed a phase
jeopardising the Interests of forolga
Stevenson Archer, who robbed Mary
land of $132,401 while state treasurer,
and was sentenced to five years' Im-
r rrrfnt, died .a a Baltimore hoapl-
tai, se . . - t
Vp!ff-T? John . Mesdewa,
. " dthot QV