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i modern 10-inch guns, and any number
I of other cannon of more ancient make.
Published Every Wednesday.
They were all well fortified and situated t
and had they been well handled, could
i have done serious damage to a hostile
) E ditor , . .
fleet. The Dons had made every prep
P ubi ishj b ,
P boprietob aration to resist an attack hv land, and
had we stormed their works, would, no
W ednesday ...
. .O ct . 5, 1898 doubt, have given us a hard tight. Not
OF MEN’S & BOYS’ CLOTHING AT THE SALES AGENCY.
more than half of us would have reached
their entrenchments. I w ill try to give
OIR MANILA LETTER.
- - Cheaper than Ever. - -
you some idea of how they had prepared
to stop us.
In our rush we would have
The Absent Editor of the “Advertiser” Gives
Come and be Convinced that we can save \ oil Money
Us a Glimpse of the Manner in which Our found, first, a big pile of thorny brush;
Boys Fare in the East.
DAVin ALL EIXT.
and in bottoms of these holes are sharp
M anila , 1’. I., Aug. 24, 1898.
sticks to kill men who fell through;
I am in charge ot the company and third, thousands of-harp pegs stuck in
quarters this alterno«»!), as Sergeant the ground over which troops would
Grubb lias gone « ut to see the eiiv. I stumble and fail on them and be seri
blooming at one time. There was a row
THEY LIKE HONOLULU.
have the desk ail to myself and can ously injured ; fourth, a ditch alx>ut ten
W rite unmolested.
feet wide and six or eight feet deep Pineapples and Bananas free to Uncle 5am’* 6 feet wide and 300 yards long.
a giand sight. The women nearly nil
The report is on our bulletin board which would be hard toctoss: tiftli, the
Soldier* jn Hawaii.
dre.«s in mother I ubhards. and are not
that the tilth expedition leaves Frisco entrenchment, of stone, behind which
The following letter was written bv a near so dark as 1 expected to find them.
tomorrow , ami that all of our transports the Spaniards were concealed, and from
are ordered home. This looks a« if we which they could pour in a withering Colorado volunteer at ('.imp Mi Kinley, Th»- half-breeds are very fine looking.
would stay here ««»me length of time. file on their assailiants. Not more than Honolulu, H. I., to a friend in .'he Sec A great many Americans have native
. ive.s.and are all well-to-do. The natives
()f course, there is a bare possibility of tiny per cent, oi an army which assault ond Oregon regiment, San Francisco:
We have a tine camp ground at out 3*j are inclined to be lazy. Most of the la-
our being sent home on the l»o.its, but I ed such a defense would get inside the
hardly think that probable.
But it we had been called upon miles from the city, at the fail' grounds boi is done bv Japs. They wi’l work for
You ask how I .-pent tiie Fourth of to take them, we would have taken them at the foot of Diamond Head. Diamond one-half w hat the natives will. This is
July. That was a long while ago, but ami don’t you forget it! Of course, for Head is about liiMI feet high, and is the in» place for a tailoring man, and very
onr celebration was so simple that I have the sake of many mothers, sisters and first place seen on the island bv sailors. few of the trade« can g-l employment.
n«»t forgotten it. It consisted solely of a sweethearts in tar-off America, it is well At one time it was a volcano. The camp Machinists and boiler-makers are the
is surrounded bv cocoanut, pineapple only ones in demand, and they receive
review of the troops by the command we »lid not have to do it.
and banana orchards.
We have the al»out $5 per day. B »ar I and room-rent
ing officer. General Anderson.
We anticipate no more trouble
People at home seem to have wrong We are stationed here, but will enjov privilege of taking all the fruit we want, costs $is per month—that is, first-class.
I have an i lea we will not go to Man
ideas of the Spanish power, Their w ar- ours -Ives the rest of our time. <>1 course provided we do not destroy or waste any.
ships are by no means ‘‘dilapidated I don’t know how long we will be here, Pineapple« sell for 25 cents per dozen, ila, though the Arizona and Scandia are
I often hear our Colorado
tubs,” but are quite equal to > ours. But but we will probably be home by tire bananas 5 and D dozen for a nickel, and still here.
the fruit is fine—much better than it i« boys « iv they w isb the • tregon hoys were
from what has occurred, the Spaniards first of the year.
show good policy to “steer clear” OÍ
here. Notice stamp on envelope—it is a
I was pleased to hear from my Sun in the States.
The scenery is Ireautifnl. It is not picture of the harlstr. You should see
Dewey—and Sampson, too. Their ar day-school class. Tell th»-m that I will
mies are iullv as well, ami in many re- w rite to them in a few days, so it will near so warm here as I expected to find the nice sea shells and corals our Ixiys
it. We are supposed to «Irill three hour« have collected.
spects, better e<jutp|»ed than the Ameri leave on the next transport.
day, but only «1 rill about half of that
can forces in a foreign laud.
I understami that Uncle Sam has es-
T. R, Ryan will repair your clock, bi
rifles, the Mauser, are e«»nsidered beltei tabli«hed a regular ire ght line between time. We »irill about 20 minutes and
<>r sewing machine quicker, Ix-tter
than ours, i ut I would rather use my ibis place and the United States.
Springfield m an engag«-ment, as they hope this is true, as we can then send palm trees and rest for 15 or 20 minutes, and cheafM*r than anvlaxly. Work guar
are more sure to kill when they hit. home many relies that must otherwise and then start out again. We an- free anteed. De I’eatt b|«»ik, Main street.
The bullets from the Mauser are small be left behind. Anyway, I will send a from 10:30 a. m. until 4 p. m.
B uy yotir Gr<H‘eiie- of Hevener.
ami steel-co ite«!, and have such a veloc few little thing- home !»y mail occasion meantime we go bathing in the ocean,
ity that they pierce quickly, without ally. I would like to send you one of whir'll is only 300 yards from our camp.
SECRET SOCIE I \ CARDS.
bruising the iiesii—and unle«- a person the little horses from this country, but I Some of the boys go fishing and catch
There are I" (1 I M
Grauitc T<nt. No 4,
is hit in a vital part, little or no damage cannot.
Alio! our field officers are some tine gold and catfish.
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is «lone. A number of our bevs in the mounte«! on horse« presented to them several ditches close to the camp where *'
Caliiornia companies hav<- Keen hit. but by the Spanish officers. (>ur chaplain
These ond and fourth " <«ln» «days of each month
went on fighting an«l were able to be on ha- a lx in’ifu1 black, wrv appropriate lying under the banyan tree.
duty again in a week.
c»»ior to his casing.
I might state that trees take root from the limbs wherever in Odd Fellows’ Hall, Ashland, Oregon.
they touch th»- ground, and you would \ i-iting Sir Knight- cordially invite«!.
Neither are th«- D«»ns .1 cowaidlv rm e, the chaplain is our postmaster.
be surprise«! at the amount of territory
(’. I*. Hi. i m it. <iiiniunder,
but a brave and intelligent people, The
W innie Y. C kowson .
, some Of them cover.
H. L. Wm ki , R. K .
battle of San Juan, near Santiago, must
----- f iMt
We were six day« and a half on water
serve as an example -»f Spanish lighting.
Hsaith ol our Troops in the Tropic*.
Margaret Hive, No
1 coming over; 1 »st half a day on account
The Spanish - >l«iiers, and »—pecially the
W ashington . Sept. 30.—The follow ing i of engine breaking down. The trip was
22. Ladies of the Mac
officers, are Very tine I ■ king, aud we
. - been rece v»*«l. from AJxp
.delightful, with but one exception- they Chbeeÿ. holds, it« n rular rr\¿» w on Lb g fir A,
vJU*. - vV
— y ■ -• • v-v ■
¡t-D.-y.ili legal i to the health of the did not give US enough te eat, after we and third Friday of rat i lira.th in Mason
ing the fierce atrocities attributed to sailors and troop« at Manila.
'I ks . B ay I. S hkkwin , Com.,.
got over the sea-sicknesa.
Very few ic Hall.
“As Luzon i« the farth« st north of the were ick more than one day. We were
M rm . L eah C ai dwell , R. K.
But the insurgent» here: Bah! We
all «leepise t hem. I often wcimierif they large island«, it- climate is naturally the (in Ixiard ship two days after we arrived
are the »am- pe-ajde that aie finding most temperate. In this connection it here before they would allow us to get
C. 11. Gillette,
-ympathy in America as the “Cuban m iv be mentioned that out of a force ot off. The native boys wou«l swim all
patriots.” if these people are the same over 2000 on the ships of my squadron, around the ship and dive for nickels,
1 can assuie you that it will l-e no easy the sick lis* at any time has not exceed and would get them every time. They A
matter to enlist th»* sympathy of the ed 40, nor has theie been anv consider can swim like duck.«. In the evening A
able siekne-s among our troops on sh ire the native- would come around the «hip
American sol«ln-r in the <-aii-»t of “Cuba
though they were much exposed for and sing some <»f their songs, w hich I
Aachen « Munkli Company,
Libre” in the future.
They are a de three
week - in the trenches during the I enjoyed. We arrived on Saturday and
graded an« i úseles- race wholly in«-ap-
«1 Aix La Chapelle, Germany.
able of seif-g«»vernment. an«i taking all rainy season. As a matter of fact, were taken off tiie boat the following
i.« far from being an Unhealthy Tire-day. We were given a fine dinn r
thing« into consideration. I think Presi
city, and the climate i- a- fine as that of in the palace ground« by the native« and
dent M«-Kiniey ii«iom-of the wisest acts any place in the tropics.”
the Americans. We were treated roy
in the presen» ocemrem-e, in not recog
ally. The only objection I have to this
nizing Cuba's in-ieuen-:en<-e.
W arning for Editors and Other Moneyed Men.
place is, we only get news every ten
This war is one to remember dishonor
Bogus $110 Bills of an almost exact • lays. The rest of the time we are dead
and insult to otir s’arry banner; but if
in the condui t of the war. anv g«x-d i« counterfeit, of the $100 silver certificate to the world.
Honolulu is a city of about 20,000 in M
«lone to a peoniedeserving, we are thank are being quite extensively circulated in
ful. The Spanish are constantly at va- the Northwest. The imitation is so habitants. The natives are the best
riance with the insurgents here, w ho are close that it can be told from the genu nature»! people I ever saw, and all can
Orders left at William Hevener’«
ine only by the application of the acids -peak the English language. Nearly all
all the time raising insurrecti«»ns.
Grocery will receive promptan<l
of them can read and write. They have
You ask me of Manila, but a- yet I am
unable to te‘l you much of int- rest in
motive power. It takes about 10 min
this resj»ect. Then* are tw«> part« to the
city, Old ami New Manila. I have not ferior ink. The other inks used and al-» utes to go from camp to the city. The
Very few of
been over to the new part yet, but t Im the paper are of government make and fare is 10 cents, each way.
the boys have any money, and do not go
old one ifl very like our towns,
The acids have no effect on them.
to the city very often.
streets and sidewalks are narrow, and
He’s a Very Dead Chinaman.
There is very little «ickness here;
the buildings are low. The streets are
The announcement of the death of the n »tiling like it was in Camp Merritt.
full of fruit vendei s ami ped«ilers. We
change our American for Spanish coin, emperor of China is confirmed, but the We sleep under cover every night. We
getting $2 ID -Danish for $1 American, reports as to the means employed in Ins have the small tents—only two in a tent.
ami have lots of money to «pend. Most taking off’differ. One story has it that There is a breeze nearly all of time We
things are cheap, too. Yesterday. 1 ate be died of poison, another that death dull in our b^own uniforms, without
«tinner in a Spanish restaurant. It was was cause«! by strangulation, while a coal on and in our shirt-sleeves, in the
ROMPT AND CAREFUL attention
very good. I en -lo««- a couple of the third states that he was subjected to morning and afternoon. In the evening
/will be given to all business entrust
toothpicks I “«wipe«!” on ¡»urpose to frightful torture, a redhot iron being for dress parade, from 5 to 5:30 o’clock,
ed to me. (roods <l< -livered in any part
we have to put on white pants and blue of the city. Wagon runs to the depot.
semi you. There are lots of cabs ami
tine carriages in the city, and two or by the new government that the emper blouses. Yesterday I had a pass from 10
The a. m. until 10 p. m., and took in most of
Ashland, - Oregon
three street car lines. Many of the na or abdicated ami then suicided.
tives here drive “wat«-r oxen,” or the only sure thing about it seems to be, that the city. Was at the fish market,w here
1 saw all kinds of fish ; many kinds I had
native ox, instead of horses. These an he is a very dead Chinaman.
seen before. Was in a number of
imals are very peculiar, and are often
Stockmen are Happy.
stores. They are run principally by
exhibited in circuses at home.
In Lake, Harney’ and .Modoc counties Japs and Chinamen. Clothing of all
We are very comfortably «piartered
Eastern buyers ship cattle and sheep to kinds is very cheap. Silk that sells for
here, occupying the new barracks of the the packing houses bv way of Reno and
Spanisii “6th.” We have water at the the Central route. Within the past ten $1.50 per yard in San Francisco sells at
hydrants in front of the doors, ami all days in Modoc county a bunch of 500 40 cents a yard here. There is no duty
o our work is done by prisoners, so you beeves brought $24.50 each al) round on on it—that is why it is so cheap.
THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE BAY OF
One tning that amused me was the
WORK TURNED OUT BY
see we have a very easy time. One drill the range. This was in Big Valley. On
of an hour every day and guard duty Butte creek sales have been made lately flower girls, sitting on the sidewalk sell
once a week is all we have to do,—ami for $25 a head on the range. A domestic ing flowers of all kinds, which they string
considering that it is a “lovely” climate buyer at Adin secured a bunch of 450 —cut them off the stems and run a thread
We have little to say: “Sat.--^
through them—and put them on their
and country, we are very well content. prime beeves at 4 to 5>g cents.
¡«faction guaranteed; if it~^
Will Pracht and I bunk together; he
doesn't suit, send it back ¡3
ami Will and Frank (irubb an«l I eat our
Fairbank’s White Star soap 90c per dressed unless they have a wreath of
meals together and have fine times.
l»ox—regular wholesale price—until pres flowers around their hats. They bring I I
Located at the old stand,
Captain May took the wlmle company ent stock is exhausted. Wm. Hevener. matting with them to sit on, ar.d often f
you will see them sound asleep lying on
down to the beach yesterday for a surf
.. Myer Block, Main Street.
Get a package of Elastic Starch and a the sidewalk. I went to see a night
bath, and on the way back we viewed
some of the Spanish fortifications along
been fifty or sixty thousand of them, all
There were several fine Havener’s.
T he A shland A dvertiser
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