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THE DALLES. WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1898.
In tlie Fature the Contemiilatea Moye
ments of Land and Mai Forces
Will Be Kept Secret.
PLANS BEING ARRANGED
Everything For the Invasion of Cuba is
Shortly to Be Completed The
Flans Being Cunningly Laid.
Washington, May 17, Authorities of
the war and navy departments have
practically adopted a system of censor
ship over all dispatches going out or
coming into the United States through
cables. Hereafter the policy of the sec
retaries as to military and naval move'
ments which Spain has inaugurated will
be carried oat in the United States.
Its intention is to give no official infor
mation as to contemplated movements
'n inlnrmntinn whatever as to Diana af
fecting either army or navy is to be
made public. Only news of events which
have happened will be available for pub
lication. Nevertheless it is known that
-the president has determined there shall
be no immediate invasion of Cuba.
The arm v will be sent forward at the
earliest possible moment after a suf
ficlent number of men can be equipped
Moat of them will be compelled to carry
Springfield rifles as it has been impos
sible to secure a full supply of Kreag
While there has been some difficulty
in securing arms and ammunition the
chief trouble has arisen over the lack of
adequate supplies in the quartermaster
Every officer in the army who has had
any experience with the climate of Cuba
has called attention to the absolute ne
cessity of protecting the men from the
- miasthmas which ariBe from that trop
ical eoii after sunset. It is urged that
to send men to Cuba without proper
provisions in the matter of tents, would
be send at least twenty-five per cent of
the nnacclimated boys from the north
to certain death from the fevers which
Congress has seen fit to criticise the
slowness of the administration in pre
paring its army of invasion, but congress
alone is responsible for the inability of
the officials to move the army.
For thirty years now while peace has
prevailed it has been impossible to in-
trodue laws making power to prepare
for war, and when war came suddenly
the authorities were utterly nnable,
even with fifty million .dollars in the
emergency fund, to buy in a day what
fihnnM nrHmnrtlv t.ftkA months to COn-
struct, still, since April 21st, the officers
of the quartermaster and commissary
department of the army have made
strenuous efforts to supply deficiencies
which congressional shortsightedness
had created. As a result, it is learned
today that fifty thousand men can be
comfortably housed in tents 'by the
middle of next week, and it is likely
that an army of even greater numbers
than that can be fully equipped and em
barked from the Florida coast by that
time. In any event the president has
determined that the long delayed efforts
to save the lives of the remaining recon
cencradoes shall be made without fur
ther delay and be has issued the neces
sary orders, which will result in the
movement towards Cuba of a great body
of United States troops . with adequate
supplies for a long campaign and food
enough to feed the starving. Thousands
of tons of bread and meat, products and
Ubijer supplies ur iuo cuuiiuiEBar uo
partment have already been. shipped to
Gulf and Floriada ports. Transports
enough have been engaged to insure the
safe conduce of supplies, and in addition
to this Commodore Watson knows just
where the landing will be made and he
is understood to have pre'ected "all his
plans for covering the landing of. troops,
but whether the movement will'start
tomorrow, or not befoie next Monday, is
one of the secrets whichthe president
will not trust to his most entrusted
friends and associates, while it is gener
ally known that all the details of the in-
vasion have been carefully planned by
the administration, and it is doubtful if
there are three men in the United States
outside ot the chief magistrate, who
know just what time orders to start will
ARE ON GUARD
A Vigilant Lookout is Being Maintained
Off the Cuban Coast.
Key West, May 17. On board the
Associated Press. Dispatch Boat Kate
Spencer, off Havana, May 16.1 Ships of
the American blockading squadron are
keeping a vigilant watch for the appear
ance of the Spanish fleet, and will b9
taken by surprise should Spanish men
of-war round Cape Antonio, the west
ernmost point of Cuba, and swoop down
upon Havana. All our ships have been
warned of the possibility of such a move,
and our sailors are kept constantly in
the tops, where they can sweep the nor
izon for 30 miles. The torpedo-boats
and fast yachts of the auxiliary fleet
keep the blockading ships in constant
communication with Key West, whence
the movements of the vessels are being
The general opinion is that there will
be no movement of the army in the
direction of Cuba so long as the Spanish
fleet remains in American waters, or
until it is met and beaten.
A Second Effort Made to Kill E. E. Mc
Clintock of the Santa Fe.
Pueblo, Col., May 17. E. E. McClin
tock, city, passenger agent of the Santa
Fe railroad, received by mail today a
small wood box, and when he opened it
an explosion occurred, which burned
his head and bands. An examination
disclosed the fact that the box contained
four inch-sticks of dynamite, still the
cap attached to it only exploded. Sev
eral weeks ago some unknown person
shot at Mr. McClintock on the street at
night, but be does not knbw who his
Crew Run the Schooner Ashore and
Abandon Her A Lively Chase.
Key . West, May 18. The torpedo
boat Dopont sighted a fishing schooner
off the coast yesterday trying to run the
blockade. She put on full sail, when
the Dupont fired a shot across her bow.
Afterward the Dupont fired several
shots at her, some taking effect while
she was fleeing. The crew finally
beached her and swam ashore. They
fled and left the schooner high and dry.
WILL BE SENT
Tenth and Fifteenth Pennsylvania Reg
iments Ordered to San Francisco
Strict Secrecy Observed. '
Washington, May 18. The war de
partment today ordered the Tenth regi
ment of Pennsylvania volunteers, which
is one of Pennsylvania's crack regiments,
to proceed as soon as passible to San
Francisco and embark for Manila. The
ifteenth and part of the Seventh and
Eighth regiments of regulars will .also
be ordered there. " , '
The greatest secrecy is observed re
garding all movements along the Gulf
coast '- - ' ' ' -
It is stated tonight on good authority
that the army will be in Cuba within a
week. Alger issued an order tonight
to all the army officers enjoining the
strictest silence concerning all move
ments. ' -
Gladstone'. 4ealli Expected Soon.
Hawabdon, May 17. 5. p..m. An
official bulletin just issued says :
"Gladstone's condition has taken a
serious turn for the worst. His death
may be expected in 24 hours.
WILLIAM EWART .
Tiie'.'tail Old Man" Passed Away
Peacefully, After Aliont Nine "
Montis Illness. '
HE SUFFERED INTENSE PADT
Bis Mind Was Clear to the End The
Remarkable Vitality of the Man
Prolonged the End.
London, May 19. W. E. Gladstone is
dead. Ihe messenger of release from
weeks of suffering found a peaceful wel
come. The "Grand Old Man" hsd
craved for the release .which should
come with the final summons, with a
sublime calm that wrung the hearts of
his friends with pain. His suffering,
though intermitted, was most severe.
For nearly nine months he gradually
subsided, and for the past three or four
months the end has been apparent.
Gladstone's amazing vitality for one
of such advanced age served both tff pro
long and intensify the agony which his
terrible malady inflicted. The disease
was not only malignant, but involved
tuberculosis of the bones, which is one
of the most painful of afflictions. Drugs
were used sparingly during the past ten
days, the result being that Gladstone
was conscious and clear in mind, except
for brief spells of delirium, which were
due chiefly to weakness.
During Wednesday there was but a
slow, flickering vital flame, and there
were only occasional Intervals of semi
consciousness nntil the end came at 5
o'clock this morning.
Caused by the Rise in the Price of
Breadstuff's and Last Year's Short
Crops Selling Their Daughters
Tacoma, May 17. -Hong Kong ad
vices per steamer Tacoma state that
famine is spreading in Southern China,
including Hainan islands and parts of
Tonking and Anama, it being due to
short crops last year and the great rise
in the price of bread stuffs throughout
the Orient. Inland from Canton fami
lies are selling their daughters for bread,
all other means being exhausted. Chi
nese speculators are taking advantage
of their sorry plight by charging enor
mous prices for rice. Hupdreds of case;
of actual starvation have occurred.
The Crniser Started from Vallejo this
Morning, With Supplies and Am
munition for Dewey's Fleet
San Fbancisco, May 18. The cruiser
Charleston got under way from Vallejo
for Manila shortly after 10 . o'clock this
morning. Salutes were fired at Mare
Island navy-yard, and employes of the
yard and citizens of Valleje, who assem
bled along the shore vigorously cheered
the departing vesBei.
The compasses of the vessel will, be
adjusted as she proceeds down the bay,
and no stop will be made at San Fran-
cieco. un Doard tne unarieston are a
number of newspaper correspondents,
among them E. Langley Jones, ordered
to Manila to represent the operations of
the United States forces for the Associ
ated Press. '.
The Charleston was loaded with
ammunition for her own guns, in addi
tion to s large supply of powder and pro-
ectiles for Dewey's fleet. ' No troops
were carried on the Charleston, as she.
had no room for more than her crew of
Major-General E. S. Otis, who has
been ordered by the war department to
proceed at once to the Philippines as
second in command to Brigadier-Gen
eral Wesley Merritt, has arrived here
accompanied by his stnff. He will not
talk for publication regarding his future
movements, stating that the orders he
has received have already been made
' Two battalions or nearly 700 volunteers
from Oregon will arrive in this city .to
day and will pitch their tents at the
A hospital corps for the first and sec
ond battalions will be completed today
It is being made up ot a number of
scholarly young men, among whom are
several druggists and doctors.
Branches of the Red Cross Society are
being established throughout California
and it is proposed to call a convention to
organize a state society.
A company of light cavalry is being
formed in Oakland, and an infantry com'
pany of colored men will be organieed
there. Both will tender their services
to the government.
Sampson's and Schley's Squadrons Will
Soon Unite for a Combined - Move
ment Against the Cape Verde Fleet
.Washington, May 17. Additional
evidence indicating that a meeting be
tween the Spanish Cape Verde squad
ron and that of Sampson or Schley, pos
sibly both, is imminent is contained in
a special dispatch from Washington to
day, which announces, on what is said
to be excellent authority, that Spain's
fleet in the Caribbean sea is to be met
by a Equadron, consisting of the armor-
clads qf the United -States in North At
lantic waters. Preparations, it is said
are being made to effect a junction of
Rear-Admiral Sampson's and the flying
squadrons with all. possible dispatch.
The exact whereabouts of Cervera's
fleet since it Bailed from Curacoa is not
known, but a dispatch from Kingston
Jamaica, says a report has reaehed that
place that three warships, the national
ity of which it was impossible to make
out, were seen last evening off the east
ern extremity of Jamaica. The ships
were taking a. southerly course. ' It is
supposed that the warships referred to
belong to the Cape Verde! fleet. Other
warships have been reported off the -island
of Santa Lucia. ,
A dispatch from CapeHaytien, Hayti,
says that two "Spanish cruisers or gun
boats are making their base of opera
tions at Badibueri, Guanamo bay. They
are known to be moving every night in
the waters between Hayti and Cuba. A
Haytian schooner plying between Mole
St. Nicholas, Jean Eabel and Glatlngua,
reports through an agent of the Cuban
insurgents at Port de Pair, having met
Spanish vessels several times during the
past tew weeks. The Spaniards are sup
posed to hide in Cuban ports during the
day, and to go 6nt cruising at night.
It is the general opinion among naval
experts that Cervera will try to slip
into Cienfuegos or Havana harbor dur
ing the absence of Sampson's equadron,
and destrov the" American blockading
WILL GO WITH
Three Regiments at Tampa Will Likely
Go to Manila.
Washington, May 17. Inspector-
General Hughes was at the war depart
ment today in. connection with, the as
signment of troops to accompany
General Merritt to the Philippines. The
department realizes that: Merritt will
have a 'delicate and important duty to
perform as . military governor, and
should. have a well-disciplined force to
deal with ' the discordant - elements.
There -are not enough." regulars in the
West to furnish' what Merritt thinks
would be necessary, and Secretary Alger
has been considering the advisability of
withdrawing three regiments of the reg-
ulars from Tampa. -'-."
General Greely is making arrange
ments to send with the expedition six
officers and fifty-five!: men, made up
largely of telegraph operators and elec
t SPANISH FLEET . I
Madrid Announces the Arrival ot
the Spanish Fleet at Santiago J
. de Cuba. $
Madrid, May 19. It is an
nounced here that .the Spanish
squadron, under Cervera, for which
the Americans have been vainly
looking for some days past, has
arrived at Santiago de Cuba.
Navy Department Officially Announced
Today No Meeting of Hostile
Washington, May 18. There has
been no meeting yet between the
hostile fleets in the neighborhood of
Cuba. That was all that could be
learned this morning at the navy de
partment. If the department is aware
of the location of the Spanish squadron,
it is careful 1 concealing the fact by this
time, supposing Schley to have gone
southward, he should be somewhere
off the coast of Cuba, and it may be has
joined forces with Sampson.
Secretary Long this morning said : "It
can be stated positively and officially
that the Oregon is safe, but it cannot be
properly made known where she is."
There is reason to believe that the de
partment was informed today that the
Oregon had joined Sampson's fleet.
though no official admission on this
point has yet been made. It is believed
tbe big battle-ship left Bahia on the
10th, or tbe morning of the 11th. The
same average speed made on the way
around Cape Horn would place her in
the Windward passage today. If this
belief is well founded the department
will be relieved of a great load of appre
hension and it will be able to proceed at
once to the prosecution of a plan' of cam
paign that was very desirable, but im
possible of execution so long as the
safety of the Oregon was at stake.
The complete isolation of Blanco from
the outside world is now looked upon by
the leading military and naval author
ities as an essential move, and steps, it
is said, will be taken immediately to cut
the cables which leave Cuba at Santiago.
The right .to cut these cables within the
three-mile . limit constituting Spain's
jurisdiction is not doubted by the au
thorities. It is reported from Key West that
Commodore Watson has started for
Havana with United States squadron
No. 3 to work in harmony with the
squadrons under Bear. Admiral Samp
son and Commodore Schley. Commo
dore Watson took his fleet from Key
West singly. He has been coaling for
several daye, and the coal is piled high
on the decks. His fleet consists of the
powerful monitors Puritan and Mianto
nomob, the cruisers Cincinnati and
Helana.the auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, the
torpedo-boats Ericsson, Dupont, Foote
and Cushing, and the gunboats Ban
croft, Hamilton, Dolphin, Morrill,
Eagle, Waep and Hawk.
The City of Sydney and. . City of Pekin
as Transports. , '
Washington,' May 19. Unless the
official program changes within the next
twenty-four hours, two ship loads of
troops and military supplies will leave
San Francisco tomorrow or Saturday.
The Citv of Pekin and the Citv of Syd
ney will be used as transport". The
crniser Charleston, having been delayed,
will probably act as convoy. It is ex
pected Major-General Otis will accom
pany the expedition.
Delay in sending the expedition has
been made necessany by the fact that
the Pacific troops lacked proper equip
Dr. Logan In Washington. .
Washington, . May 19. Dr. Hugh
Logan and wife, of The Dalles, Oregon,
have arrived here on their wedding trip.
They were escorted around . tie capitol
by Congressman Ellis today.
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
Their Camp Visited By Many Promi
San Fbancisco, May 19. The eight
companies of Oregon voluuteers arrived
last night. They are camped alongside
of tbe first battallion of and are already
down to routine work.
The Oregon boys have heretofore been
lonely for want of visitors. That, how
ever, is in the dim past, as friends and
visitors called at the camp early this
morning to welcome the"webfoot" lads-
fVklnnnl Ril m m or a ornMBaad Vl l rrra f T
fication this morning at the welcome he
and bis company received upon their ar
rival yesterday. Mayor Phelan was also-1
very kind, he said, in providing a band
for bis troops. The men of the first Ore
gon regiment have already a very warm
spot in their hearts for the Sin Francis
Warship Bennington to Protect U. S.
Interests on the Island.
Vancocveb,B. C, May 19. Hawaiian
advices received today state that tbe
United States warship Bennington left
Honolulu on the 11th of May on receipt
of documents by Capt. Nichols from Sam
Francisco. . She sailed under sealed or
ders, and it was impossible to learn her
destination. Before her departure she-
was cleared for action, her masts being
taken down and material taken on board
for the purpose of making quick repairs.
Before leaving she was painted lead
War is inevitable in Samoa. The
rebel flag has been raised on the island.
The rebels are not organized, but are
becoming so. A German warship is ex
pected daily, and . press reports state
that the American gunboat en route is
to protect tbe large Americ in interests.
Mortar Blows Up. at Baker City and
Fatally Injures a Boy.
Bakes Citv, May 19. As the IJaho
troops, bound for San Francisco, pulled
in on the trian tonight a mortar, fired a
a salute, exploded. A large' crowd bad
assembled to welcome the . volunteers
and pieces of dismembered' guns were-,
hurled anions them. A boy named
Curtis Spencer was fatally injured, and
J. H. Parker, Mrs. W. Good and E. A.
VVorswick were injured more or less-',
seriously. . ,,
A little boy asked for- a bottle of "get
up in the morning as fast as you can,"
the druggist recognized a household
name for "DeWitt's Little Early Risers"
and gave him a bottle of those famous
little pills for constipation, eick head
ache, liver .. and stomach troubles.
Snipes Kinersly Drug Co. '
baking powder is Schillings
Best baking powder. It
keeps and does itsN work