The New York Times
August 13, 1898, page 1

War Suspended, Peace Assured

                President Proclaims a Cessation of Hostilities

                PROTOCOL IS NOW IN FORCE

                Cambon and Day Formally Complete Preliminary Agreement


                Yields Cuba and Puerto Rico and Occupation of Manila

                WORK ON THE TREATY

                Not More Than Five Commissioners on Each Side, to Meet in Paris by Oct. 1

                By SIDNEY SHALETT

                Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES

                Washington, Aug. 12 -- The plenipotentiaries of the United States and Spain having the afternoon
                at 4:23 o’clock signed the protocol defining the terms on which peace negotiations are to be carried
                on between the two countries, President McKinley has issued the following proclamation:

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Whereas, By a protocol concluded and signed Aug. 12, 1898, by William R. Day, Secretary of
                State of the United States, and his Excellency Jules Cambon, Ambassador Extraordinary and
                Plenipotentiary of the Republic of france at Washington, respectively representing, for this
                purpose, the Government of the United States and the Government of Spain, the Governments
                of the United States and Spain have formally agreed upon the terms on which negotiations for the
                establishment of peace between the two countries shall be undertaken; and,

                Whereas, It is in said protocol agreed that upon its conclusion and signature hostilities between the
                two countries shall be suspended, and that notice to that effect shall be given as soon as possible by
                each Government to the commanders of its military and naval forces:

                Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, do, in accordance with the
                stipulations of the protocol, declare and proclaim on the part of the United States a suspension of
                hostilities, and do hereby command that orders be immediately given through the proper channels to
                the commanders of the military and naval forces of the United States to abstain from all acts
                inconsistent with this proclamation.

                In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be

                Done at the City of Washington, this 12th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
                hundred and ninety-eight, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and

                William McKinley

                By the President,
                William R. Day,
                Secretary of State

                A copy of this proclamation has been cabled to our army and navy commanders. Spain will cable
                her commanders like instructions.

                Terms of the Protocol

                Washington, Aug. 12 -- Secretary of State Day, after the peace protocol had been signed by him
                and by Ambassador Cambon this afternoon, prepared and gave to the press the following
                official statement of the terms of the document:

                1. Spain will relinquish all claim of sovereignty over and title to Cuba.

                2. Puerto Rico and other Spanish islands in the West Indies and an island in
                the Ladrones, to be selected by the United States, shall be ceded to the latter.

                3. The United States will occupy and hold the city, bay, and harbor of Manila
                pending the conclusion of a treaty of peace, which shall determine the control,
                disposition, and government of the Philippines.

                4. Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish islands in the West Indies shall be
                immediately evacuated and Commissioners, to be appointed within ten days,
                shall, within thirty days from the signing of the protocol, meet at Havana and
                San Juan, respectively, to arrange and execute the details of the evacuation.

                5. The United States and Spain will each appoint more than five
                Commissioners to negotiate and conclude a treaty of peace. The
                Commissioners are to meet at Paris not later than the 1st of October.

                6. On the signing of the protocol hostilities will be suspended and notice to
                that effect will be given as soon as possible by each Government to the
                commanders of its military and naval forces.