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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY. MAY 25. 1898.
leayy Firing Heard Off tie entail Coast
The Ssanisb Fleet ProW
Haye Been Fonnfl.
CKRTAIMLY A NAVAL BATTLE
Highest Authorities Vouch For Truth of
Statement Great Excitement in
Port au Pais.
. Key West, May 23. It is re-
ported here ou the highest author- )
ity that the Spanish and American
fleets are fighting off the southern
coast of Caba in the Windward
Poet au prince, Hayti, May 23.
Continuous cannonading has been beard
at Port de Paix, which has thrown tnat
town into a state of the wildest excite
ment. Dispatches say that very heavy
firing is going on in the northwest in the
direction of the Windward Passage. At
least twenty shots were heard at first.
There was then a brief lull, following
which cannonading was resumed.
There is no doubt in Port de Paix that
a great naval engagement between the
fleets of Sampson and Cervera is being
fought and that full details of the battle
. will soon be obtained.
It is quite generally believed that the
shots heard Friday and Saturday were
annunciators of the first skirmish be- j
tween Sam peon s scout ships and the
GREAT JOY AMONG
First Regiment of Oregon Volunteers
Will Leave Soon Troops to Re
ceive A Month's Pay in Advance.
San Francisco, May 23. Oyer in the
camp of the First regiment of Oregon
Volunteers there was much enthusiasm
during the morning and a great deal of
hard work. The regiment has received
its marching orders, the Third battalion
being ordered to report tomorrow morn
ing at 8 o'clock at the dock, it being un
derstood that fonr companies will leave
on the City of Sydney with the six com
panies of the 14th U. S. infantry and a
detachment from Major Rice's volunteer
battalion of heavy artillery. The First
and Second battalion of the Oregon regi
ment will go on the eteamer Australia
with Gen. Anderson of the U. S. A. ana
his staff, who arrived yesterday.
When the men go on board the Aus
tralia and City of Sydney the steamers
will go ont in the stream to join the City
of Pekin. The three transports will
probably leave the port by Wedneeday
mi j '
. The troops bound for the Philippines
received glad news lrooa Washington
today that they wonld be paid off before
eailinz. The request for pay in advance
was eent by Col. Smith to Senator
' White about ten days ago and the mat
ter was placed before the war depart
ment. . Gen. Otis received an order to
veee that all troops are' paid one month's
wages before they get away.
A DASTARDLY .
They Try to Blow Up the Blockading
Squadron with Floating Mines
A Hew Kind of Warfare.
Key West, May 23. News reached
here today of a dastardly attempt to
blow up the boEtj of the blockading
squadron. What is Lelieved to have
been a submarine mine was exploded
yesterday by the Spanish off Cape San
- Officers of . the warship say that the
Spanish have Dut floating mines through
out the gulf stream in an attempt to
Mow np the blockading squadron.
The vessels were scouting- well ont
from land in Yucatan channel, and
were in a semi-circle 800 yards apart,
when an explosion lifted the ships and
sent the seamen and officers spinning
across the decks, .It was at first thought
that it was the shock of a large gun,
and men-rushed to their quarters.
The explosions ' adds new features to
the naval warfare. One of the officers
said : "None of our ships were injured,
but the explosion warns all vessels to
look out for floating mines.."
The Shock Plainly Felt on Board the
Key West, May 23. Fourof our war
ships, whose names cannot for good
reasons be telegraphed, were cruising off
the western. most Point of Cuba yester
day, when a tremendous explosion oc
curred. It seemed to be right under the
feet of everybody, but the quiet signals
which were exchanged among the fleet
showed that it had not ocenred on any
of our vessels. Various theories have
been advanced, some of them thinking
it was an earthquake, while others be
lieve it was a floating mine which had
been placed by the Spaniasds.
There have been a few other ex
plosions, but none of the magnitude
of the first. The blockade along
the coast is very quiet and the rainy sea-
eon has begun. Almost every day sees
almost a torrent of rain.
Evident Object Was to Prevent Her De
parture Incident May Lead to
St. Thomas, May 23. The British
steamer Aldeborongh, which arrived at
Porto Rico May 8tb, from Mothil, Scot
land, reached this port from San Juan
yesterday. She reports that the Span
ish cruiser Isabella II fired on the Brit
ish steamer Roth, which was loaded with
coal, with the intention of crippling her,
and thereby proventing her departure.
The officers ot cruiseiclaim that the fir
ing was accidental.
The Aldeborough also reports that an
American cruiser captured a Spanish
bark north of San Juan Saturday morn
ing last. The prize was towed to the
Chicago, May 23. A special from
Washington says :
The firing npon the English ship Bath
by the Spanish cruiser Isabella promises
to lead to serious complications. The
Spanish say it was a mistake, but the
British and Americans think not.
The Bear Will Not Reach the Fleet
Before July--No Fears Entertained
For the Safety of the Crew.
Washington, May 23. Captain Shoe
maker, chief of the revenue service,
says there is no truth in the report from
Afognak that the crew and vessels of the
whaling fleet at Point Barrow have been
lost. He does not expect the revenue
cutter Bear to reach the fleet, before
Jnly 1st ; but baa no fear for its safety.
He says that from his knowledge of the
Arctic region, be is satisfied there can
be no truth in the report coming from
TO. MADE SPANISH "
Fonr More Regiments Have Been Or
dered to the Eront
Washington, May 23. Mustering
figures received at the war department
show that up to this time 106,000 volun
teers have taken the oath of allegiance
to support the United States govern
Orders to the following regiments to
move to front were given today : Thirty
third Michigan, Colonel Chas. L. Boyn
ton, commanding, to Cbickamauga; Sec
ond Virginia, Colonel J. C. Bacon com
manding, to Trmpa: Second Kentucky,
Colonel E. H. Gaither commanding, to
Chickamauga; Twenty-second Kansas,
Colonel Henry E. Lindsay commanding,
to Camp Alger, Va.
The farmer, the mechanic and the bi
cycle rider are liable to unexpected cuts
and bruises. DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve is the best thing to keep on hand.
It heals quickly, and is a well known
cure for piles. Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co.
Little Mlionse Tenier ManpYe Has
ProoaDlY Fallen Mo the Hands
of a Spanisn Cruiser.
MUCH EXCITEMENT OYER IT
Reports State That Her. Entire Comple
ment of Officers and men were
Butchered Other Reports Say
They Were Taken to Cuban Port.
Key Wr t, Mav 23. This town is all
a-gog over the story of our firet naval
disaster. The story goes from mouth to
mouth of the capture of the Mangrove
by the Spanish. The wildest stories,
made even worse at every -repetition,
are handed from one to another. It is
said that the entire compliment of -offi
cers and men of the little lighthonse ten
der have boen butchered.. This .was
modified to some extent by the fact that
they had been taken to Santiago de Cuba
Everybody is filled with terror for the
worst. The naval station here will not
verify the story, ' but those in charge
are evidently uneasy over the afiair.
Telegrams sent to Washington asking
whether or not the dread report was
true elicited unsatisfactory replies. The
navy department would neither confirm
nor deny the report. .
As the 6tory went, an American ves
sel had been picked np by a big Spanish
cruiser off the southern coast of Cuba.
It was supposed she had been grap
pling for the Santiago cable to cut it in
order to cut off the Spanish communica
tions with Madrid. She was especially
equipped for thts service. The Mangrove
was not intended for active service and
hard fighting this year. After she had
acted 88 a sort of dispatch boat -between
Havana and Key WeBt in the days of
the Maine inquiry, and had brought
over the recovered guns of the sunken
battleship, she was equipped with two
rapid fire one-pounders and complete
cable grappling apparatus, and then
placed in charge of Lieutenant Com
mander Wm. Everett. Her crew con
sisted of thirteen men.
With her two one-pounders she dis
tinguished herself during the blockade
in the latter part of April by bringing
in the Spanish steamer Panama, wbich
had two fourteen-pounders and a crew
He Demonstrated His Wisdom By His
Action in Regard to the Strategy
Board In Case the Spanish Fleet
Escaped the Latter Will Be Blamed
Washington. May 21. It the Span
ish fleet .succeeds in getting away from
Sampson it will demonstrate more
clearly than ever the wisdom of the
president in taking away from the strat
egy board the right to issue orders to
the admirals in command of different
squadrons in the North Atlantic. It is
learned authoritively- that Sampson's
return to Key West after bombardment
of San Juan, was under instruction from
the strategy board, against his judg
ment. Sampson believed it wonld be
better policy to absolutely control the
windward passage, and thereby to as
certain ' the movements ot the Cape
Verde fleet in the event of Cerveras at
tempting to make port anywhere along
The tact that the Spanish admiral
chose Santiago instead of Cienfeugos
as his landing port, indicates that
his ' object was not to land small
arms and ammunition for. Blanco
as was . supposed. He probably
touched at Santiago for the purpose of
coaling and making necessary repairs.
Any supplies or ammunition which he
may have landed could not possibly
have been taken to Blanco1 from that
point, because of the lack of transporta
tion facilities; whereas, it is but a night's
run by rail from Cienfuegos to Havana.
Still the president is said to be much
vexed over the success of the Spaniards
in reaching any Cuban port. He regards
the action of the strategy board in order
ing Sampson to ignore the windward
passage, as an extremely bad move on
the part of that useless organization.- -
Should Cervera succeed in getting
away from the American fleet altogether
it is likely; in fact most certain that his
action will reeult in the summary dis
bandment of this organization of so
called experts,who have thus far demon-
strated anything but an exact knowledge
of science of naval tactics. It' may re
sult also in the ordering to sea of
Captain Crowingshield, at present
chief of the bnreau of navigation and a
member of the board of strategy. He
has no particular desire. to go to eea at
this time, because, as he is understood
to express it, he has had his share of sea
duty in recent years.
The Bombardment of Santiago Pro
nounced as Such Cable Has
Been Cut No Injury to the Fleet
. St. Thomas, Mav 23. The recent
bombardment of defenses at Santiago
resulted in a decided victory for the
American ships, the cutting of cables
shutting Blanco off from communication
from Madrid. Acting under orders from
Sampson, the auxillarycruser St. Louis
and armed tug Wompatnck proceeded
to Santiago to cut the cable there. . The
cable was picked up in range of the
gnes of Morro fcrt. The Spaniards
opened fire on the Americans, as did
also two sand and mortar batteries on
shore nnd below the level on which
Morro fort stands. The American ves
eels responded. The aim of the Span
iards was atrociously bad. The sailors
secured the cable and lifted it to the
forecastle of the St. Louis, where It was
The Spaniards meanwhile redoubled
their, efforts, and hit the ve?sels, and
the engagement was lively. The St.
Louis brought her six-pounders into
play, and the Wompatuck used her one
three-pounder. With this small arma
ment the Americans finally silenced all
but two or thred of the Spanish guns.
The topmast stay of the St. Louis was
shot away, and the pilot house of the
Wampotuck was slightly shattered
One man on the St. Louis, while band
ling the cable, had his finger broken by
flying fragments of shell. This was the
only damage done to them. The Amer
icans then proceeded to Guatauimo.
shelled the batterirs, and under, an
effective fire cut the cable, thus com
pleting Blanco's isolation.
The Americans simply laughed at
the wretched gunnery of the Spanish.
SPANISH FORCES ROUTED
A Sharp Engagement Near Matanzas In
Plain Sight of the Block
New York, May 23. A Key West
special says the Gnbans are fighting
their way to the coast, where they will
join with our forces of invasion. Three
hundred Cubans engaged' a squad of
Spanish cavalry on Thursday 10 miles
west of Matanzaa. The battle was
fiercely waged in sight of the ships of
the blockading squadron. The fighting
continued after dark, and Friday morn
ing the Spanish cavalry, which have
been reinforced during the night by a
battalion ot infantry, was seen retreat
ing toward Havana. The Cnbans ap
proached rapidly to the coast to join our
BBITISH STEAMER TAKEN IN.
Captured While Trying to Enter the
Harbor of Havana.
Key West, May 23. The British
steamer Ardamhor came into port this
morning In charge of an ensign from the
auxiliary gunboat Osceola, by which the
vessel was seized yesterday off Canaries'
fort light, ' because she was acting in a
suspicious manner, and was supposed to
be trying to enter Havana harbor.
GOKEB'S BICH STRIKE.
Wonderful Wealth of the Great North
Heppnee, Or., May 23. Great excite
ment prevails in the mining region
near Canyon City, as well as in adjacent
towns. Saturday Isaac Gnker, owner of
the Great Northern mine, near Canyon
City, Grant county, took out $1642.35 in
fifty minutes. One nugget alone weighed
$983.87. Klondike isn't in it with the
Naval Experts Think Our Warships Will
Soon Catch Cervera.
' Washington, May 24. Naval experts
believe Admiral Carvera's squadron is
rapidly exhausting its coal supply, and
that as many ports are now closed
against it, it will not' be able to long
elude our fleets nnless it gets coal at sea
Besult of s Troubled Conscience. .
Washington, May 20. A money or
der for $38.98, in an envelope post
marked Portland, Oregon, was received
at the treasury department today and
deposited in the "conscience fund."
Spalns Next More.
Madrid, May 23. From a discussion
in the Spanish senate today it appear
that.' Spain "seriously contemplated
having recourse to privateering in the
near future. - , '
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account as executor of the last will of Simon
Mason, deceased, and by an order of said county
court, mode and entered on the 7th day of
April, Jh98, Tuesday, the 5th day of July, 1898,
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rives at 6 50 a. m., departs at 6:55 a.m. No. 1,
from Baker City and Union Pacific, arrives at
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The following freight trains carry passengers
on the first and secoud districts, but do not stop
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No. 28 west, arilve at 5 p. m., departs at 9:45
m. , .
No. 24 east, arrives at 12:30 p. m., departs at
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Following is the list of letters remain
ing in the posloffice at The Dulles un-,
called for May 20, 1898. Persons
calling for the same will give date on
which they were advertised:
Adair. Miss 8 Anderson, Belle
Belmont, Tommy Batorff, Wm
Burns, Mrs 8 E Byers, R W (6)
Carltonl Emma Clark. Ollie (2)
Cary, Jno Carlson, C F
Carpenter, Chas Drummer, Mrs Will
Faust, RP Green, Otto
Gieuger, Charlie Gilbreth, Wm
Hill.CR .Hiuinbotham, Mary
Jensen, Nes (2; Johnston, Lillie
Jordan, J W Knightly, ru
Leabo, 'JhosB McLeod, Geo (Z)
Mendelson, Mrs M Mohr, Miss Mary
Morgan, J M Nelson, Chas
Nielarna, Wm Pauley, E
Parker, T J Porter, C
Rains;, Callie Richmond, Geo XT'
Slater, Jack Shelly, Wm
Smith, Reqnina Smith, C E
Taylor, Walton Waver, J P
Teuscher, Fred , Theodore, L v
Tillford, A L 13) Thomson, Jno
Walter, Geo Weckwerth, H
Wright, WH Whitmore, E J
Wilson, Mrs Winksky, Aug
' -. J. A. Cbossen.