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ARHISTICE THE NEXT STEP!
The President Hands His Reply to the French Minister Tomorrow and
Spain's Sincerity Will Be Put to the Test.
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M Ti.ni rr— m»! towmuo torn n
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•mar* that aa §«*»*’•<* w»tt * M*
low** toy a utatp «f R#**m «* #*rt*t*
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Beat will agr** » aa**
Cum, Ja,» Mb»* .an nUa;
M« *w SnH t#f* today: "At lb#
rr*ar«< of the Rpaaudi government. ihr
Tn orb •«ah*«**<k*' at Waahiagtn# ha*
a*** aathwiaed toy th# Trvarb «tv*ra
meet to prr.cn l a note from tto* cabi
net *• Madrid to th* «*»*« ot
State*. It to t* th* nsm* of
8 pals that Camhon. who la t itaraed to
match Spanish iotereets la the Called
gutr« nude the «. nmumeatloo to
president MrKnUy at the •tone
yesterday to presence of Secretary
Mr dr id Denial*.
L-ndon. July tT —The *qul acal de
nial from Madrid wbsa iaqutriea were
made on the. aubject of reported peace
negotiations, ware «eea»!ngly g.vcn out
at the Spanish caplul prior to Spain s
former application at Washington for
peace Many similar rootmunicationa,
intended for home consurapt'on, may
be expected during the negot.a ions,
but the rnly put pose of such denial* is
to allay Oa«(Ulian susceptibilities and
A GREAT DAY
Bis Rally of the Populist Forces
Hon Thomas E. Wetscn Denounces
tl»e 'Present War.
Tbc Populist rally at Thomson today
T’iiS a decided success. Mr. Arthur Ly
man. who is reporting the nroceedings
frr The Herald, wire! at 3 o'clock
tl-.st Mr. Watson had made a speech
that won for him the plaudits of the
thrcr.g present —a strictly Popu.ist
gathering. Mr. Lyman’s report will be
given in tomorrow's Herald.
During the course of Mr. Watson's
speech ha took occasion to denounce
the war tax and the war. holding that
the conflict was unnecessary and un
called for. He jumped on the banking
system, reiterated bis devotion to Pop
ulism. declared that he and his house
were Populists from principle, admitted
that the party had made mistakes
which would be obviated in the future,
reasserted that the Populist principles
ware the correct and true principles
for the masses of the people, holding
HERALD WANT ADS ENJOV THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN CEOHGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
trs cawr» a tom
THE AUGUSTA IIEIiAU).
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tlty *n 1 f|M Ik* V**S ** I*
YU* MicM Tbiwt
Tk* itwtM*t miwtouuo* to s*»»***r4
la an go*rt#t» aad la a*n»r»
tto«***too*l at tMt fart that
jtpaia at to*' tot* 4m« tto* t tkt ttot**
fat itoe flew tm# dartaa ttot war aad
(war* m leototd apna a* be-nt w*«b»a
a Ta-m diataar*. It to ultra for
■taated (hat th# opening of negot'-a-
I Hoaa impltt ttot rswaatma of horn ill*
ties aad It la btUetod here that tto*
! t ailed ftia'rt «a* at Bret unoAciaily
! approach #4 aad cat# a gearral Idea of
'renditions atoe would insist oa to#fort
Camboa preened the note and the
I formal eegouatioas consist chiefly cf
i tto* formula'ton of terai* already prar
A funny Strtemant.
Madrid. July 2T. « p ro.—The goy
ernment den tea that It has been occu
pied with the question of peace. Pre- '
micr Stgas<a contrad.ct* ihr aiatcmant
tfaat rsffir a! acgotlatioos are n pro
greas but the foreign ofh< e announce*
that (he negotiations are due to a pri
vate initiative proceeding.
What nr. Davis Says,
St. laul. July 17. —‘'Peace la very
tlr.j.rablc If It can b obta ned without
too great a concession on our pari,"
up the light which would lord to the
betterment of the eondiiiona In life.
He took oc< v on to pay bis reports
to the Democratic nominee, holding
that Col. Candler was <U*d In the wiool
in political ilngstering and alluding to
his assnmaoy in Jumping on Gov. At
kinson in "that epistle to the Homans.”
The full report of the soeceh, when
given tomorrow, will prove very Inter
A large Crowd Present.
While there dirt not eerm to be any
.cry laige outturn of pc pie in the city
the large hall over the court room, in
which the speaking was had, was
packed. Tbc'.o were other speakers
and other speeches, but no one re
ceived the ovation that was tendered
to Mr. Watson. He Is still the itlo. of
the rank and die of his party, no mat
ter what his former lieutenants say.
Sturdy husbandmen, rugged tillers of
the soil, the best manhood of the coun
ty cere present They came in their
shirt sleeves, in the city attire and in
the farmers - uniform. There were pres
ent a large number of negroes. When
Mr. Watson was Introduced the scene
of the day occurred. It >vas even a
keener r' at lon for the Populist leader
than apparently even he had expected.
The men applauded and cheered and
hurrahed and cried out as in a frenzy.
Their delight seemed boundless . The
hold which Mr. Watson has r.n his peo
ple was shown, at least In part. It is
a bold of absolute confidence, of trust
and of devotion . The initial cheering
was repeated throughout the speaking.
The negroes present gave attentive and
enthusiastic audience to the gifted
Mr. Hogan, the Populist candidate
for governor, was the first speaker.
Messrs. C .E. McGreggor, C. W. Gross
and Mel Branch also delivered ad
dresses. It was 1 o’clock when Mr.
Watson was introduced.
Mr. Lyman wires that since the
meeting has adjourned there is every
indication of the electric-like effect of
Mr. Watson's oration. Populism had
not been in such high favor oven in
McDuffie. Pcpulists were lagging. “I'm
done with politics of all kinds,” was a
sentiment that got out. In an hour
•ay* tomiar Ito'A rtoatomaa as tto*
«»aaaait'** am **f*w* rrteu*** as th*
ataat# "Tto# for*** rtuiaaaa tea*-
am* <tUI hat* Bottom* I* do muh ttot
t»m rr treaty aaaftl It torn totta acted *a
i>y tto# yet drat aad ttot eatotatd. Ttot
' treaty will tto#* to* aabmNiad t* so*
eras# aad th# araat# may toy a two
i toll da rat ratify to -
rart* Jaty 17—The piwail of
Kraac# ha* notlfled all th# Trench cm
bnsslea of the fact that Spain has mad*
| proposals tho ugh M Cambon. Tren-h
ambassador si Ws.blngton for pear*
with the Cnlted Rtatea.
The snag That la Strwch.
Rfiecial to The Herald.
Washington. f>. C.. July *7 -Tto#
T~toHl|lpla*a to the gre«te#t problem In
the |>eare proposition and over It. It la
said, the cabinet to split. Secretary
Wlnott to the only cabinet minister who
I would give hto opinion. He aald: "I
■am for h tJng the Philippines.”
„ The first Draft
Special to Til# Herald.
Washington. July 27—Secretary Day
and the president completed this after
noon the flrst draft of the answer to be
made to Mpalu through Ambassador
Catni«on. It will be revlsod, reviewed
and discussed by the cabinet before
transmitted. The official view of the
situation this afternoon is that Spain
The Wanderer Expedition has Been
Six of the Boats were Wounded in
Key West, July 37.—The news reach
ed here today of the attempted landing
c.n the Cuban shore of a large expedi
tion cf men and arms by the steamer
Wanderer, which left Key West a week
ago. Banes, west of Havana, was th©
poiut selec-.ed for the debarkation, hut
arriving there, the expedition was con
fronted by a body of cavalry number
ing a thousand or more and a sharp
engagement ensued. The Wanderer
was to have been met by a party cf
Cubans, who evidently bad been dis
persed by th© Spanish forces before
the arrival of Ihe 3teamer. The Wan
derer had a portion of her supplies
landed when a sudden attack was
made by the cavalry. Sharpshooters
returned the fire and enabled the Wan
derer’s boat to get off. hut not until
six men were slightly wounded.
New York Futures.
New York, July 27.—Futures opened
steady. August C. 80; September 5.53;
October 5.87; November 5.83; December
15.34; January 5.73; February 6; Marco
0.03; April 6.07; May 6.12. ______
Mr. Watson has changed that. At his
bidding bis devotees are ready to go
ahead and McDuffie Is this afternoon
premising to give Hogan.a majority of
which he will feel proud.
It was a Populist day, out and out. j
There was nothing but the Populist—
Hogan —West- —Watson.
The Populist leaders are in great ec
stacy over the success of the day. They
believe their ticket has been given a
I big boost. Mr. Watson promised but
j this one speech. Pressure is being
; brought on him today to enter further
j into the campaign.
AUM M A. « A
win am *<**•• **♦ *< »h* »«***» wo
wrl w»to Uk ysi-wt »*t**atosa m
that «#**•» *t»* t dtoa •« *• a—A*™*
Yfe#s* to a t#*il •»•*#* to#H#f ttot. af*
levan-a Hut tto# Bat •«» «•*
til MMthst cftoatoia* tolow M *f*»*
t«y AmeOto'- d
Wastoiagt**. Jab ft My taasnos
aw «o< tamrat •«> kata dttstm *• I
aad t% mtwaak*t»d to tto# l uod aaa
toaarador M#l wtoat form of sstwa toad
ism toward# rra-« M stoall latot It to
litotty if tto# apasitto «ot ras*»w< to
ttaily tot #arw##« * th# dtoto# N *##«#
ptljf |pwv fUMNNK Wilt f' *MMW'o' **
•wtottc* aa a yr#l»m aary. H»* it caß
to# stated potlUvrty that th# psrtWtmt
I* detrrmtaad to UisO *T «■*
thirnato Spaalah fltylumarj*. Tto# af*
mistic#. If Stoatrl. will he co*lttwo»d
u.mo th# OH'S* blod.ua p•»<!«** that it
to be f* Homed by a treaty of ymir#,
Mortovyr lb# pretomiaaty »*fwm>#ot
that pn-' idr* for tto# armiatlre moat
roaatuut# la Merit aa uodmahlaa oa
tto# part of Spain «• a*lilt to rert»ia
toroad roadll 'ins Imposed by ttot foltrd
Rtatea as a heals of pear#.
Military operailnr.» ar# to ro on
steadily fotoard #o fat aa the Called
Htaiea are lonwrnrd until th# *#*oUa
ilowa have adeaated iam b funb#> than
at preeent . They are aubjert tot lt»t#r
nip: ion at any mom. n* by aa nrmta*
tie*, but It mini be aald that thta la
e*prt-t#d Ironjrdlately. II I#
res lld d I ha; when the Spanish fo*-
« rnm«>n' trams Ih* e»lrnt of th# de
nlands to be mad.* by tbe I uiled States
Brat Ihr rß«et trtll be to Ildar# a re
lies mo» ‘tr>ent tohirh. In turn. wHI re
sult In the rontlapat on of aellse hos
t Hit tea for a time.
This Cme to especiad. toitcysr. to be
brief, only perhaps ao long aa !* n#c
eitsry for Miles to romplelely Inveal
San Jnan. The strobe it to thou*lil
will bring the Spanish pswernniSßt to
realising the b'pelesa»"»a of further
resist alt. r If It has oot befoc* Shat
Hmr yielded lo the earnest represents,
tlons of those Kuropean powers that
have been so persistent in the efforts
to secure peace.
Military experts allow two »e?k* S*
the maximum period of tlnv necaaaary
for Mile* to necere this communding
position and therefore It Is hoped with
in that space of time the Spanish gov
ernment will have been brought n d.
exactly lo “ n approval of a treaty of
1 p.'are, but to an application for armls
j ttee on condition* that will amount to
the concession of those things most
desired U" the ''nited States.
Troops Getting Away from Chlcka
mauga Very Slowly.
Chickanmuga, July 27.—Owing to an
unexplainable delay in loading the
First Kentucky regiment did not leave
Roseville until an early hour this
morning. The movement of Grant’s
brigade is unusually slow and the Indi
cations are that the Third Kentucky,
"the last regiment, will not get out be
fore tomorrow .night. The Fifth Illi
nois and the third battalion broke
camp this morning and spent the day
loading at Rossville. Thrs- two com
mands start this evening. The entire
brigade expected to get out yesterday.
No orders have been issued for the
other commands to move.
Chattanooga. July 27.—The order
sending the Fifth Illinois to Newport
News was revoked today after the reg
iment had marched five miles to Ross
vllle and half were loaded on the
trains there. The trains were unloaded
and the men, highly disappointed, were
marched back to camp. The Third
Kentucky was then ordered out and
vias loaded on the trains intended for
the Fifth Illinois. This regiment gets
away this afternoon. The Sixteenth
Indiana was ordered to take the plaep
of the Fifth Illinois In Grant’s brigade
and will leave tomorrow. The First
South Canolina was today ordered to
proceed at once to Jacksonville to Join
i Gen. Lee. The Sixth Tennessee was
ordered from Knoxville to ChirUad
I Ran Francisco. July 27.—Just after
Ibe close of target practice by the first
Tennessee regiment the pistol of Lieut.
Law, Co. C. was accidentally dis
charged, the bull Jet passing through the
icalf of Capt. Heed's right leg. He will
be laid up for several days.
The News Confirmed.
Madrid, Spain, July 27.—Inquiries ai
the palace today confirm the report that
the king is suffering from the measles.
The nttack is- following the usual
“WHEN SPAIN HAS ANVTHING
10 OFFER WE wine consider IT I”
Alarming Report From the Man of
The Great Statesman Cannot Live
Many More Hours.
Special to The Herald.
Berlin, July 27.—Grave news has
Just been received from Fried richsruhe.
Bismarck had taken a turn for the
worst and is lapidly sinking. Dr.
Schwciningcr and other most famous
physicians and the entire Bismarck
family have been hurriedly summoned
to the bedside of the patient.
Friedrlchsvuhe, July 27, 4 p. m. —
Those in authority refuse to express
an opinion as to bow long Bismarck
will last. It is acknowledged that ho
has been dying-since midnight. He
is unable to eat or drink.
Two Gentlemen Here, Said to Be
From the Cuban City.
Two gentlamen from Santiago da
That's what th© register read, and
also that they were In Augusta.
y Yes; they had been In Sylvester's
clothing establishment and made a
few purchases. Their names Mr. Syl
vester did not know. They told him
they were from the surrendered city.
They also told him they wanted no
They left this afternoon.
Washington, D. C., July 27. —Pay
master General Stanton, of the war de
partment, today ordered 15 additional
paymasters to Santiago. They will take
two .million dollars to help pay off
General Shatter’s army.
It’s a wise man who follows the races
—at a safe distance.
I ttot* roil AM A A to TAM
to% | liM M»AI. JULY «7. *•»
THE IRENE INCIDENT.
A Statement Made By Prince Henry
Berlin, July 27.—A dispatch from
Shanghai says the official statement
from Prince Henry, of Prussia, in re
gard to th© Irene incident in Sublg
bay, Philippine Is.amts, hns been pub
lished. Thu Prince soy* the Iren© went
to Suing bsy to take off scan© Spanish
women and children who were in dis
tress. The German worship happened
to meet a ateemer belonging to the
insurgents, which left without Any dif
ficulty arising. On returning the Irene
was met outside Manila by two United
States ships, which did not speak her.
In conclusion, the statement sets forth
thut th© removal of the women and
children was "effected from motives of 1
humanity and with strict observance
of the rule* of neutrality.”
Five Men Killed,
Plnot, Cal.. July 27. Early this
morning an cxplaHhm toos place In the
nltro-glyc rino house of the Hercules
Powder company. No one was In the
building at the time. Later a crew was
sent to clear away and extinguish the
Hames and a second terrific explosion
took place, killing five men and, fatal
ly Injuring many other.
Washington, July 27.—The reports of
Capt. Chadwick, of the New York;
Copt. Taylor, Indiana; Capt. Philip,
Texas, end Lieut. Com. Wfdnwrlght,
of the Gloucester, on the destruction of
Cervera's fleet, which was included in
Admiral Sampson's report, were made
public today. They do ru t differ in any
articular from the reports of Admiral
Sampson and Commodore Schley, and
pH go to show the remarkable gunnery.
1*.,, poorness and the enthusiasm of ev
ery man in the fleet.
A Big Race.
Philadelphia, July 27—Eddie Mc-
Duffle, of Boston, and Jimmy Michael
will race twcmtysfiVis miles (dr a pufse
of $2,500. the winner to take all. The
race will take place at Willow Grove
Saturday, August 6. All the great pac
ing teams in the country will act as
pacemakers. .. —, .
!..» m waamsa
I sal uuup
•*m *l# A** l*
No Ships Are Beins Turned Away
There Is No Honey There cn WHc
tv do Business.
Washington, July 27.—The war de
partment today made public the fol
lowing from Gen. Shatter in response
to u qyery by the department as to
' shirs being turned away from San
Adjutant General, Washington: -The
press reports are not true. I only
know of three ships having arrived,
erfo from Kingston, the others from
the United Stales. The Britton has
sold her cargo. The others, a ship
from New Orleans, sold only part of
hers; and tells me she Is going away
tonight. I think she will sell betas
she leaves. The trouble is they did
not expect to pay duty and arrived here
without money. / The Spanish customs
as applied to a Spanish subject only
has be£n collected and our charge is
20 cents per ton, as ordered by the.
secretary. I discovered this morning
an attempt on the pan of the munici
pal authorities to collect a local tax
of 40 cents, one hundred kilos, in this
Instance amounting to $2,500. I had
already settled the matter by ordering
Its non-collection. The fact is there
is no money here to do business and
; the merchants arc very timid about
'malting purchases, fearing the effect of
the Red Cross supplies, who are really
i feeding the town. A New Orleans man,
for Instance, brought 20 head of cattle,
which sold at SBS a head. The person
buying kills cue a dav, selling the
meat at 70 epnts a pound. Of course
only a few people buy. The first, week
we were here the people were starving
to death, and I think a few are now
suffering from effects of starvation. I
positive, however, the customs have
been honestly administered.
SHAFTER, Major General.