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CORVAI.LIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1898.
Happenings Both at Home
A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED
Interesting Collection of Items From
Many Places Culled From the Press
Reports of tin Current Week.
Another uprising ia reported from
Thirteen trainloads of troops were
reported Saturday between Ogden and
San Francisco on their way west.
Australia is friendly to the United
States. The newspapers at Sydney are
strongly advocating an Anglo-American
Two regiments of infantry from the
regular army, now at New Orleans, will
be transferred immediately to San
Australian advices state that a hur
ricane which swept the shores of Aus
tralia has wrecked many small craft in
the coast trade.
Late Oriental papers state that there
are many indications of lebellion in
the Yang-tse-Kiang valley, owing to un
settled industrial conditions.
President Dole, of Hawaii, has con
firmed a report that he has signed a bill
providing for placing the islands under
American sovereignty in case of war.
Spain is prepai ing to take the ag
gressive. Eight thousand troops have
embarked at Barcelona for the Philip
pines, and Admiral Camara has re
ceived final instructions before sailing
with his fleet.
A Madrid dispatch says: It is evi
dent the new Spanish cabinet intends
to push the campaign vigorously. It ia
sa; 1 the ministry will negotiate active
ly with foreign diplomats to protect
Spain against a combination of her
The British fleet in the Pacific iB to
be strengthened to a considerable ex
tent during the the next few months.
Small cruisers are being replaced with
larger ones. The changes, it is said,
may mean an important move in the
Pacific by England in the near future.
general Gomez, at the head of an
army of 15,000 insurgents, is closing in
on Havana. His advance guard, led
by Quentin Balderai, bad a skirmish
with and put to flight 800 Spanish
troops,. Santiago de Cuba, according
to the same report, is menaced by
5,000 insurgents under Garcia.
Major-General Merritt is cn his way
to San Francisco to take control of the
coming Philippine campaign.
The tide of Alaska traffic has turned.
The steamer City of Seattle on liar last
trip brought down 2C3 passengers.
People are anxious to leave Cuba.
The alarm is general among all classes
at Havana, and business ia at a stand
still. The weight of the blockade is
making itself felt.
A heavy loss of life has resulted from
the terrific gales that created havoc at
points throughout the Middle West.
Eleven dead at Kockford, 111.; ten at
Elmhurst, and five at St iger, Wis., is
the number so far recorded. Several
towns were wiped out and an immense
stretch of country devastated.
The American-Spanith war was dis
cussed in the house of commons nt Ot
tawa, Canada. Representative Cleary
declared that many Canadians would
like to see America beaten by Spain.
Premier Laurier, Sir Chailes Tupper,
and several members, however, made
haste to disavow such sentiments.
As the result of recent exchanges be
tween the state department and the
French embassy, an agreeable under
standing has been reached which gives
assurance of the continuance of the
traditional friendship between the
United States and France, and that
neutrality in the present conflict will
be adhered to.
It is reported from Key West that
Commodore Watson has started for Ha
vana with United States squadron No.
8 to work in harmony with the squad
rons under Hear Admiral Sampson and
Commodore Schley. Commodore Wat
son took his fleet from Key West singly.
His fleet consists of the powerful moni
tors Puritan and Miantonomoh, the
cruisers Cincinnati and Helena, tho
auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, the torpedo
boats Ericsson, Dupont, Foote and
Gushing, and the gunboats Bancroft,
Dolphin, Morrill, Eagle, Wasp and
It appears from information brought
to Vancouver, B. C. , by the Empress
of India that the Spanish did a little
bombarding on their own account in
the Philippines about a fortnight before
Admiral Dewey silenced their fleet.
About the middle of A-pril, srys a
Manila report, Spanish warships went
down to Cebu, where they bombarded
the city. The troops met no opposition
in lauding, the rebels having abscond
ed before a shot was fired, taking with
them, it is said, $200,000 in cash.
About 30 Chinese were killed in the
bombardment, but no European casual
ties are reported. A massacre of rebels
by Spaniards also preceded Admiral
Minor News Items.
The manufacture of sugar and salt is
carried on by the aid of 2,401 inven
tions. There is a curious superstition in
Venice that if a stranger dies in a hotel
the number of his room will be lucKV
at the next lottery.
It is against the rules to carry
matches on board a modern man-of-war.
From the time when the ship
leaves haibor for a cruise she is never
without a light of some kind burning.
The Belgian government is contem
plating the establishment of an over
head single rail between Brussels and
Antwerp. It is expected that a speed
of about 90 miles an hour will be
According to a German publication,
a chemist of that country has prepared
a fluid that has the power when in
jected into the tissue of a plant, near its
roots, of anaesthetizing the plant not
destroying it, but temporarily suspend
ing its vitality.
Indications are that an unusually
large crop of tobacco will be grown in
Great Naval Battle Is Said to nave
Jieen Fought Spain Defeated.
London, May 25. Persisent rumors
were in circulation here early today to
the effect that a groat naval battle had
been fought in the vicinity of the
Windward passage between the eastern
end of Cuba and the westward part of
Hayti, in which both American squad
rons closed in on the Spanish Cape
Verde squadron and completely de
stroyed the Spanish ships.
Denied in Washington.
Washington, May 25. It is said at
the naval department that no news has
been received of an engagement be
tween the fleets, and that no news has
been received of the arrival of the Ore
gon at Key West.
A dispatch from Manila says the Ger
man consul there tried to land provi
sions from a German ship, but Dewey
refused permission. The consul then
declared, according to the dispatch,
that he would force a landing under
the protection of two German cruisers,
but Dewey threatened to fire upon the
cruisers, and the attempt to land sup
plies was abandoned.
The Madrid government announces
that Ceivera is still at Santiago.
Spanish officials say 500 were killed
and 700 wounded in the bombardment
of Manila by Dewey. All classes are
awaiting anxiously the arrival of Amer
A Washington dispatch says: An
other call for volunteers is under seri
ous consideration by the military
authorities, though it may not be issued
for a week or two, or at any rate until
the invasion of Cuba has been begun
and the necessity for additionl troops is
A dispatch to the World from Kings
ton, Jamaica, says: The signing of a
treaty of defense between the United
States and Great Britain is announced
in a dispatch received Sunday by the
military authorities. A crisis in the
war between America and Spain is im
minent, the dispatches intimate, and
Jamaica will be directly affected. All
leaves of absence of military and naval
officers have been canceled.
Four companies of the Fourteenth
United States infantry, "regular," a
full regiment of Oregon volunteers, and
a picked battalion of the Fifth Cali
fornia heavy artillery have left San
Francisco for Manila to reinforce Ad
miral Dewey. Lieutenant-Colonel
Coffee presented th-i regiment with a
stand ot colors. All San Francisco
turned out to greet the Oregon boys,
shouted words of encouragement, show
ered them with flowers and loaded
them down with fruits and other deli
casies. Three transports have sailed
The situation at Manila is desperate.
Food is scarce and meat is exhausted,
swhilo all the canned stuff is nearly
gone. Two weeks will exhaust the
available supplies. The volunteers
have demanded food, but the Spanish
government authorities refused to give
it, and riots are threatened. A delega
tion is said to be preparing to wait on
United States Consul Williams, as the
citizens fear an outbreak. The insur
gents control the surrounding country,
and Chief Aguinaldo has arrived with
his staff to organize the rebels. Resi
dents are moving from Cavit&i
The blockading fleets of Havana and
Cienfuegos are to be strengthened by
the addition of more warships.
Rumor of a prospective alliance be
tween France and Spain was circulated
in the London stock exchange. Span
ish 4's rose accordingly.
A Madrid dispatch says: From a
discussion in the Spanish senate it ap
pears that Spain seriously contemplates
having recourse to privateering in the
Mustering figures received at the war
department show that up to Tuesday
106,000 volunteers have taken the oath
of allegiance to support the United
Sir Henry Irving, the great English
actor, in replying to a toast at a ban
quet in London, expressed his gratiude
for the favors shown him in this coun
try and declared the two nations are
already as one.
The firing upon the English sliip
Roth by the Spanish cruiser Isabella
promises to lead to serious complica
tions. The Spanish say it was a mis
take, but the British and Americans
Naval experts believe Admiral
Cervera's squadron is rapidly exhaust
ing its coal supply, and that as many
ports are now closed against it, it will
not be able to long elude our fleets un
less it gets coal at sea from colliers.
A British steamer just arrived at St.
Thomas reports that the Spanish cruiser
Isabella II fired on the British steamer
Roth, which arrived at San Juan after
the bombardment. It is alleged that
the Spanish ship fired on the Roth,
which was loaded with coal, with the
intention of crippling her, and thereby
preventing her departure. The officers
of the cruiser claim the firing was acci
dental. The Aldeborough also reports
that an American cruiser captured a
Spanish bark north of San Juan Satur
day morning last. The prize was towed
north. -' i
Remember the Maine Crackers.
St. Louis, May 21. Captain Duval,
of the commissary department, has
made a contract with local bakeries for
610,000 pounds of army crackers. This
is equivalent to 30,000 barrels of flour.
On each will be printed the words,
"Remember the Maine."
Draughting compasses are being
made with a flexible rubber suction
cap on one end to fasten to the paper
and hold the instrument while the cir-
i tie is being drawn.
Venezuelan Cattle in Foreign Lands.
The cattle industry of Venezuela is
one that may become of enough im
portance at any time to constitue a
menace to the American cattle trade in
various foreign markets. In 1804 the
number of cattle in Venezuela was esti
mated at 6,000,000 head, while today
the total number is not fewer than 10,
000,000 head and it is expected the
number will be doubled in the next
four years. There is excellent reason
to think that this trade is capable of
enormous development. The lands
capable of furnishing good grazing are
Government in Need of
BRITISH STEAMERS OFFERED
N. P. 8. 8. Co. Liners at the Govern
ment's Disposal They Want Amer
ican Register Negotiating for the
Colon and China.
Washington, May 25. Much com
ment and some criticism has been
caused by the delay in forwarding
troops to the Philippines to support
Admiral Dewey. Both the comment
and the criticism had their origin in
the desires of the people that the fruits
of Dewey's victory should not be endan
gered by any lack of assistance from the
navy or war departments. It is known
now that the troops would have been
sent to Manila before this had it been
possible for the war department to
secure transports on the Pacific. The
utmost difficulty is being experienced
by the-' department in obtaining such
transports. The coastwise trade on the
Pacific is not large, as compared with
that on the Atlantic, and the majority
of the vessels engaged in the trade are
foreign register. Of course, ships fly-
ing a foreign flag cannot be used as
transports by the government, as such
use would constitute a violation of the
neutrality laws of the nation whose
flag the ships bore.
Tonight, the war department is nego
tiating by telegraph with the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company for charter of
two of the company's boats, the China
and the Colon. The Colon bears the
American flag, but the China is under
the Hawaiian colors. The discussion
between the war department and the
steamship company is now one of price.
Whether terms can be agreed upon
seems in doubt.
Tonight, Secretary Meiklejohn re
ceived an offer from the agent of the
Northern Pacific Steamship Company,
at Seattle, placing at the disposal of
the government the company's entire
fleet of steamers, provided they be
given American register. The steam
ers are the Tacoma, Arizona, Olympia,
Columbia, Victoria and Argyll. All
are British-built vessels and fly the
Commenting upon the situation
which confronts the department, Mr.
"If we cannot get vessels at what we
consider fair prices, we shall be forced
to impress as we need into the service
and leave the prices to be adjusted sub
sequently by a board appointed for the
purpose. We have made every possible
effort to secure vessels of American
register; indeed, we want nothing else.
But it is impossible to get them on the
Pacific coast. We shall have simply to
ask congress to give American register
to vessels that we can obtain. There
is no other way out of the difficulty."
The likelihood is the war depart
ment will bring such vessels of the
Northern Pacific Steamship Company
as may be needed to San Francisco, and
then ask congress to give them Amer
ican register, in order that they may
promptly convoy available troops to
Manila. It is the desite of the depart
ment that the troops following those to
be sent on Saturday shall leave not
later than June 1.
Sank at The Pier.
New York, May 25. The tugboat
Goodwin sank in the North river today,
at the White Star pier, foot of Twen
tieth street. Two men were asleep in
their bunks. One of them, Hiram
Taylor, was drowned. Jeremiah
Lynch.lhe cook, was rescued. The
Goodwin was owned by J. R. Barrett,
who was also her captain. She was
valued at $15,000 and insured.
Washington, May 25. The question
of the annexation of Hawaii has been
revived in the senate since the Hawai
ian resolutions were reported in the
house, and the friends of annexation
have been quoted as expressing a deter
mination to press the house resolution
in the senate during the present ses
sion, in case it should pass the house,
for fear that the short sesion would not
afford time to secure its thorough con
Provincetown. Mass., May 25. The
eruiser San Francisco, which arrived
here at 7 o'clock this morning, from a
night cruise, reports that she sighted a
craft resembling a large steamer sailing
in the opposite direction about 35 miles
off Boston light during the night. The
San Francisco trained her guns on the
steamer and started in pursuit at the
rate of 18 knots an hour and kept her
in range of her searoh light for a time,
but could not overtake the fugitive.
Officers of the San Francisco think she
was a friendly vessel, whose officers
may have taken the San Francisco for
Spain Preparing to Risk Another Re
New York, May 25. A dispatch to
the World from Madrid says: With
the incoming of the new government
renewed activity has been given to
foreign and home defenses. Torpedoes
have been laid at the entrance Of all the
The new ministry has determined to
send at once what is known as the re
serve squadron, that is to say, the
armored warship Pelayo, the protected
cruisers Carlos V and Alfonso XIII, the
torpedo-boat destroyers Audaz, Proser
pina and Destructor, the dispatch-boat
Giralda, the torpedo-boats Rapido and
Patricia and the armed trans-Atlantic
liners, Joaquin de Pielago, Alfonso
XIII, Antonio Lopez, Ciudad de Cadiz
and Buenos Ay res. To the above will
be added the Reina Reaente, which is
'i being armed at Ferrol, and the Leon
XII, which has recently started from
Barcelona for Cadiz.
I This fleet is likely to start at once,
and it is publicly stated that it is going
to Manila. Significant suggestions are
made as to the possibility of the Pelayo
getting through the Suez canal with
her draught, but it may be readily un
derstood that the admirality is not giv
ing its secrets away, and that the fleet
will sail under sealed orders, and that
it is quite as likely to go west as east.
It is stated at Cadiz very positively
that the Pelayo, Carlos V, three of the
Atlantic steamers and two torpedo
boats are to sail for tho Philippines.
The Pelayo is well armed, armored and
manned and has good guns, but her
heavy ones forward will not swing,
owing to defects in the machinery, and
AT CADIZ WHICH MAY QO TO
can only be fired directly ahead.
It is said at Cadiz that there are
mines in Manila harbor that were not
exploded when the American fleet en
tered, the electric communication be
ing out of order. This has, so it is
rumored now, been rectified, and prep
arations are complete to give Admiral
Dewey a warm good-bye should he at
tempt to leave. This rumor will bear
a big lump of salt.
NEEDED ON THE COAST.
Washington Volunteers Ordered From
Camp Rogers to Vancouver.
Vancouver Barracks, May 25. Major-General
H. C. Merriam issued or
ders, which were received here today,
for the headquarters and band and our
companies of Washington volunteers,
now stationed at Camp Rogers, to pro
ceed without delay and take station
The troops referred to in the orders
are commanded by J. H. Whalley, first
ieutenant in the Twenty-fourth infan
try, and a graduate of the military
academy in the class of 1890, who was
recently appointed colonel of volunteers.
Since the departure of the two com
panies of the Fourteenth infantry Fri
day, there have been only two officers
and one troop of cavalry to perform all
the duties necessary in keeping up
such a large gariison as this, and the
authorities appreciated'the necessity of
having a greater number of men.
The change will be of great benefit
to the volunteers, enabling them to
settle down to the routine and training
of garrison life. With a fine target
range and good skirmish and drill
grounds, the men will soon be in con
dition to perform any duty they may
in future be called upon to perform.
CAPTURED AND RELEASED.
British Steamer Taken In on Suspicion
of Being Blockade Runner.
Key West, May 25. The British
steamer Ardanhor came into port this
morning in charge of an ensign from
the auxiliary gunboat Osceola, by
which the vessel was seized yesterday
off Carysfort light, because she was act
ing in a suspicious manner, and was
supposed to be trying to enter Havana
At 1:15 P. M., the steamer was re
leased by order of Commodore Remey.
There is a good deal of mystery as to
why she was seized at Carysfort light,
where she was overhauled by the Osoe
ola off the Florida coast, and more
than 100 miles north of here. Upon
the arrival of the Ardanhor at Key
West, Captain Dana made a formal
protest to the British consul, Mr. Tay
lor, who laid the matter before Com
modore Remey, with the result stated
above. It is thought the affair i3 now
Dortmund, Prussia, May 25. This
morning 30 bodies were recovered from
the Zoller mine, in which fire broke
out yesterday. It is believed at least
45 miners perished.
Wheat Destroyed by Tornado.
St, Louis, May 25. A Post-Dispatch
special from Dallas, Tex., says: Re
ports from a dozen or more counties in
the wheat belt state that fully one-half
of the crop has been destroyed by the
tornado of Friday night, and the severe
rains and winds that followed. Other
grain suffered correspondingly.
A Madrid dispatch from Havana says
the American warships bombarded
Gaulnatano, and that the Spanish gun
boat Santuaro and a regiment of troops
reunified an attempt to land there.
TO COLLECT OUR BILL.
Tarifl Regulations for the Philippines
Already Being Formulated.
Washington, May 25. In anticipa
tion of the early occupation oft he "hil
ippines by the land and naval forces of
the United States, the treasury depart
ment has already begun tho formation
of regulations, and a scheme of tariffs
which will be collected by the military
authorities and turned into the treasury
of the United States, "as a military
That the president has authority to
collect the Philippines revenues under
existing conditions is not a matter of
doubt. It was several times done dur
ing the last war with Mexico, and tho
authority of the government in the
premises was sustained by decisions of
the United States supreme court.
The court, in a case which grew out
of the capture and occupation of San
Francisco and al the upper part of
California by United States troops,
held that the president, under the con
stitution, as commander-in-chief of
the army and navy, had a right to ex
ercise the belligerent rights of a con
queror, and to impose duties on im
ports, as a military contribution for
the support of the army. This was the
view held by the curt in another case,
where it was also decided that the cap
ture of Tampico, Mexico, by United
States forces, though sufficient to cause
it to be regarded by other nations as
part of our territory, did not make it
in fact a part of the United States un
der our constitution and laws.
"It remained," said the court, "a
foreign country wifhinsthe revenue laws
of the United States,"
The tariff revenue law now being
prepared by the treasury will closely
follow the Spanish customs laws in
force in the Philippines. Just what
revenue they produce is not known,
but the assumption is that, inasmuch
as the home government realized from
them last year approximately $9,000,
000, the actual amount collected was
$19,000,000. The government will as
sume control of the revenues as soon as
the principal seaports are in our pos
session, and will control them at least
until congress takes specific action in
the case, or until peace has been de
clared between the two countries.
SPAIN IS PROTESTING.
She IIus lieen Telling Her Troubles to
Madrid, May 25. In the senate to
day Count Almenas, protested against
the alleged action of some American
warships in displaying the Spanish
flag in order to deceive the garrison ol
Guantanamo, as reported on Saturday
last in a dispatch from Captain-General
Blanco, who added that the Amer
ican ships were "recognized and re
pulsed." The count asked if the gov
eminent has notified the powers of this
The minister of the interior, Senor
Capdenon, replied that he had notified
the powers, and described this reported
action as cowardly and iniquitous.'
Count Almenas said that in view of
America's manner of making war
Spain must immediately decree priva
teering to destroy American shipping.
To tbis the minister of the interior
replied that the government had delib
erated upon the matter and "had even
taken certain steps which would soon
be made known."
Count Guandolon said the American
acts of piracy were admitted by certain
theorists as international law.
Senor Pacheoo remarked that it was
doubtful whether such an act was legal
"But," he added, "in face of the
Americans' conduct in the war with
Spain, we roust not show considera
tion for them."
Four Jockeys Hurt.
St. Louis, May 25. Four jockeys
were injured in the third race today.
Two of them, it is thought, were fatal
ly hurt. Just as the horses were turn
ing into the home stretch, Dick Collins
fell, bringing down several other horses
Those most seriously injured are Sire'l
and Gilmore while Hatheisoll and
Dugan are not so badly hurt.
Washington, May 25. Secretary
Gage today issued an order to customs
officers, notifying them that the port ot
Manilla, Philippine islands, is block
aded by the United States fleet under
Admiral Dewey, and therefore clear
ance will not be granted to merchant
vessels from that port. Instructions
also warn owners and masters of vessels
that in undertaking voyages to Spanish
ports not blockaded now, thev run the
risk of interruption by future blockades
and military operations.
Another Fatal Collision.
Savannah, May 25. Early this
morning a special on the Florida Cen
tral, carrying the North Carolina
troops, en route to Florida, collided
with a northbound vegetable train.
Private W. A. Barbee, company I, of
Durham, was killed, and private J. M.
Collongh fatally injured.
Paris, May 25. The minister for
the colonies, M. Lebon, has tendered
his resignation, owing to the faot that
be failed to be re-elected to the cham
ber of deputies in the second balloting
esterday of the general elections.
Ordered to Join Dewey
SEAGOING QUALITIES GOOD
Monitor Will Greatly Strengthen the
Asiatic Squadron Small Bunko
Room Way Make It Necessary for a
Collier to Accompany Her.
Washington, May 84. The news
event of the day at tire navy depart
ment was the order to the Monterey to
proceed to Manilla to reinforce Ad
miral Dewey's squadron. The Mon
terey is a tower of strength in herself,
and her addition to Admiral Dewey's
rorce, together with the dispatch of
thousands of troops to Manila, is ample
evidence that the administration has
assumed no half-hearted attitude to
ward the Philippine question, and ia
determined to take no chance of dispos
session until such time as the United
States itself has arranged for the dispo
sition of the islands.
The Monterey is probably the most
formidable monitor in the world, yet
she combines with the enormous offen
sive and defensive qualities of a moni
tor a seaworthiness that is almost phe
nomenal. The Monterey is "described
techinically as a barbette turret, low-
freeboard monitor of 4,000 tons dis
placement. She is 258 feet long by 59
feet beam, and 14 feet 6 inches deep.
She carries in two turrets, surrounded
by barbettes, two 12-inch and two 10
inch guns, while in h'er superstructure
between the turrets are mounted six 6
pounders. foui 1 -pounders and two gat
lings. The tuirets are 1 and $
inches thick, and the surrounding bar
bettes are 14 inches and inches
thick, and against the armor all the
batteries in Manila might thunder
away without effecting an entrance.
The Monterey's personnel is 19
officers and 172 men, and once she is
in the entrance of Manila harbor, noth
ing in the shape of a navy would be
likely to budge her from her position.
Her dispatch may have an Important
bearing upon the intention of the Span
ish government, so openly published,
of sending reinforcements to Manila.
The only doubt as to the -feasibility
of sending the Monterey is her email
coal capacity. She has bunker room
for only 200 tons of coal, ami, though
more might be stored on her decks, It is
doubtful whether she could, at the
most, carry more than enough coal to
take her to Honolulu, one-third of the
way to the Philippinies. It is prob
able that the Monterey will go In con
voy, and, after exhausting the coal that
she will take on in Honolulu, she must
either be towed about 2,000 miles of
he i trip, or perform the difficult opera
tion of coaling at pea.
ONE TRANSPORT GONE.
The Steamer Florida Carries Volunteers
' Chicago, May 24. A special from
Macon, Ga., says: Unless some acci
dent has befallen the United States
transport Florida, there are now many
volunteer troops on the island of Cuba,
or they will, be there within a few
hours. From accurate information ob
tained here, today, it can be stated as a
fact that the first expedition toward
Cuban soil has started, and the Outlook
is for a successful trip.
Wednesday the United 8tates trans
port Florida left Port Tampa, with sev
eral hundred volunteer troops on board.
The passengers belonged to the regi
ment of Cuban volunteers organized in
the lower extremity of Florida some
weeks ago. It was thought best to
send these men, as they speak Spanish
and are more acquainted with the top
ography of the country which It is pro
posed to invade. It cannot be learned
what. United States officers accom
panied the regiment of volunteers. II
this expedition Is a success, other
troops will be rushed into the island as
soon as possible.
England and Japan.
London, May 24. The Vienna cor
respondent of the Daily Telegraph say6t
Confirmation is given in well-informed
quarters to the rumor that the friendly
advances made by England to Japan
have already attained a tangible result.
It is believed that an Anglo-Japanese
undertsanding has been reached, which
not only comprehends all eventualities
which can occur in the East, bat also
comtemplates all the consequences that
might result in the course of the His-
pano-American war. The understand
ing establishes a sort of Asiatic balance
Five Killed in Arkansas.
Springdale, Ark., May 24. A tor
nado passed west of here last night.
John W. Killingstone and wife were
killed by falling timbers from their
house, and two Italians were killed,
and a third one fatally injured. About
30 houses were blown down.
Chickamauga National Park, May 24.
A passenger train on the Chattanooga,
Rome & Columbus railroad, which left
Chattanooga this morning, ran into the
third section of the military train car
rying the First Missouri volunteers,
who arrived in Chattanooga last night,
near Rossville, Ga., killing Private
George M. Walker, company D, and
painfully injuring A. Maynard Lane,
company M; Howard Brolaski, com
pany D," and slightly injuring several
othei occupants of both trains.
Dynamite in a Depot.
Oakland, Cal., May 24. The 'dis
covery of a stick of dynamite in the
Emoryville depot is causing the police
much anxiety. The dynamite was
found among some rubbish, and is now
in possession of Superintendent Agler.
Muoh significance is attached to the
discovery, owing to the fact that nearly
every day trains loaded with troops are
passing through that locality on their
way to San Francisco.
Microbes are so minute that 250,000,
000 can be comfortably accommodated
ORDERED TO LEAVE
Senor Polo Takes His Departure From
New Yoik, May 24. A special to
the Herald from Montreal says: It
has not been possible for Spain to post
pone the departure of Senor Polo y Ber
nabe any longer. Today he sails with
all his staff by the steamer Dominion
for Liverpool. Senor Polo went on
board the steamer last night, and will
go from Liverpool to Madrid. He says
that though he was detained here for
some time on business, he respected the
declaration of neutiality and left this
He leaves behind, however, the
Spanish consul to try to continue
gathering information for the Spanish
relative to the United Sta,tes military
movements. The authorities are
closely watching the consul, and he
will be promptly placed under arrest if
the slightest deviation from the neu
trality laws is detected.
Senor Polo y Bernabe has been loud
in his declarations that no official pro
test has been lodged against his pro
ceedings here, but he now practically
admits that he was requested to return
to Madrid, for it was learned last night
from an unimpeachable source that the
Canadian government advised his de
parture. Owing to the diplomatic fiction that
such questions are not dealt with by the
Canadian cabinet, it was possible for
our secretary of state to say that the
government did not interfere. The ac
tion was taken by the governor-general,
who is the queen's direct representative
here, and who as such is supposed to,
but never does, act without the sanc
tion of the cabinet.
Captain Garranza, who left the city
immediately after Downing's arrest, is,
according to statements of some mem
bers of Senor Polo's staff, to be sent to
the Philippines with a relief expedi
tion. Other Spaniards, however, say
Garranza went to Madrid with very im
portant papers, and will endeavor to
join Cervera's fleet or the fleet which
expects to call at Miqnelon.
A NEW SPANISH DEVICE.
Dynamite Laden Hoiks Placed In the
Path of Our Warships.
New York, May 24. A dispatch to
the Herald from Key West says that
the fertile Spanish brain, which has
been .adopting all sorts of schemes to
entice the blockading squadron within
range of the Havana batteries, has ad
opted a new expedient to destroy war
ships. The latest , device is the sending
adrift of hulks made to resemble torpedo-boats
after first loading them
with dynamite in the hope that Ameri
can ships would ram them in the dark
ness. Several of these hulks have been
One of these deadly machines was
sighted off Cardenas by the Hudson.
It was lying motionless and appeared
to be a torpedo-boat It had two fun
nels and.a gun over each bow. Signal
ing the" tug Leyden "That looks like
one," the Hudson steamed down and
the Leyden went along. The tugs
opened fire at 1,000 yards, and one of
the shots knocked off a smokestack
which proved to be a wooden structure,
for it flew into splinters. Satisfied
that the boat was a derelict, the tugs
A similar hulk was sighted by the
Wilmington the next day. This also
was rigged up so that it would appear
at even a short distance to be a topedo
boat. The Wilmington blazed away
and sunk the hulk. As it was sinking
the forward part of the craft was blown
out and cans containing explosives were
picked up after the wreck-sunk. These
facts were reported to Commodore
EDWARD BELLAMY DEAD.
Author of "Looking Backward"
Founder of The New Nation.
Springfield, Mass., May 24. Edward
Bellamy, author and humanitarian,
died this morning at his home in
Chicopee Falla, in the 49th year of his
age, Mr. Bellamy has been In feeble
health ever since he finished his
"Equality," some eight months ago.
indeed, long before it was completed,
he had the most significant warnings
that his vital energies were being un
dermined, although it was not until
August that his physicians definitely
told him that one of his lungs was
effected. At the earnest solicitations
of his physicians and his family, he
decided to try the effect of the Colorado
climate, and in September last removed
with his family to Denver, where he
was welcomed by a host of friends.
He received, however, little or no bene
fit from the change, and since January
has been rapidly failing. When he
recognized that recovery was impos
sible, he was anxious to get back to his
old homestead at Chicopee Balls.where
he was born and where he had lived
' his entire life. His brother went to
' Denver to help him realize this wish,
and on April 29 brought him back,
very weak, but very peaceful, to his
old home. He was born in Chicopee
Falls, March 26, 1850.
Died While Awheel.
Seattle, Wash., May 24. Robert J.
Dodds, councilman from the Fourth
ward, dropped dead this afternoon
while riding his bicycle on the Lake
Union path. Mr. Dodds had been
having considerable trouble with his
heart, and to that is attributed his
Neutrality of the Netherlands.
The Hague, May 24. The minister
for foreign affairs had a long conference
today with United States Minister
Newell with regard to the neutrality
of the Netherlands.
Berlin, May 24. The foreign office
has received reports from Paris saying
France is indignant at the American
cable-cutting, considering such action
to be contrary to international law, and
that she intends to ask the powers to
protest against it.
Sympathy From America.
Washington, May 31. The follow
ing cablegram was sent by the secre
tary of state:
"Hay, Ambassador, London: Through
the appropriate channel, express to
Mr. Glasdtone's family the sympathy
and sorrow of the American people at
the passing away in the ripeness of
years and the fullness of honors of one
of the most notable figures of modern
civilized statesmanship. DAY."
A shipyard at Ominato, Japan, still
in operation, was established over
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
rrade Conditions in the Leading: Cities
of the World.
ninnortpd hv Dnwnlne. Hookins & Co.. Inc..
Bonrii of Trade Brokers, 711 to 714 Chamber of
Commerce building, Portland, Oregon
Not in the memory of the oldest
wheat trader has there been a time
when the wheat markets the world over
exhibited as much activity and irregu
larity as chracterized them the last
week. The buying furore that started
in the previous week was continued
with increased force. Sensational ad
vances were reported everywhere on
Monday and Tuesday. May in Chicago
touched 1.85; in New York it was
1.91; in Duluth $1.80; in Minneap
olis $1.60; in Toledo $1.65; in Liver
pool $1.64, and in Paris $1.64. Mav
at one time was $1 over last year, and
at another $1.15. These were the
highest prices, with one exception,
since August, 1869, and that was the
September corner run by B. P. Hutch
inson, in 1888, when the price was put
to $2. In 1877 it advanced to$1.76j.
Short sellers suffered terrific losses, ami
the tension became extreme. The bulge
culminated Tuesday, and prices de
clined irregularly, Chicago showing a
loss of 55c, New York 47c, Duluth 40c,
Minneapolis 20c, Toledo 28c, and Liv
erpool 8o. The advance has been of
material benefit to farmers and millers
having wheat to sell. They took ad
vantage of it both here and in Europe,
and the wheat was rushed to market,
as there has seldom been a chance to
fell it for such prices for more than a
day or two at a time. Arrivals at pri
mary points were 4,228,222 bushels or
more than double last year's. English
farmers' deliveries were 84,400 quar
tets, an increase of 34,000 quarters for
the week, with an advance of 3s per
qua iter, the price being 45s, lid, the
highest in over 16 years.
Leiter sold over 1,000,000 bushels
last week, and in five weeks has dis
posed of about 10,000,000 bushels.
How much more he owns no one but
himself knows. His interests in Maj
have been largely reduced, but he is so
largely eprtad out in O'.her markets,
the wheat being held there in some in-t-tances
on joint account, that no relia
ble figures can be made as to his posi
tion. His interest, however, is the
lightest in a year.
Potatoes Yakimas, $1112 per ton;
natives, $810; sweets, 2cper pound;
box of 60 pounds, $1.75.
Butter Fancy native creamery,
brick, 21c; ranch, 10 13c; dairy,
14 16c; Iowa fancy creamery, 20c.
Cheese Native Washington, 11
12c; Eastern cheese, 12)c.
Eggs Fresh ranch, 15c; California
Meats Choice dressed beef steers,
8c; cows, 77c; mutton, 8c; pork,
7uc; veal, small, 8c.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
heus, 14c; dressed,. 16c; ' turkeys,
live, 14c; dressed, 1718c.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 67c; steel
heads, 78c; salmon trout, 910c;
flounders and sole, 3 4c; torn cod, 4c;
ling cod, 45c; rock cod, 5c; smelt, 8
5c; herring, 4c.
Olympia oysters, per sack, $3g3.25.
Corn Whole, $25; cracked, per ton,
$20; feed meal, $25 per ton.
Bailey Rolled or ground, per ton,
$2(; whole, $25.
Flour Patents, per barrel, $5.25
5.50; straights, $5.00; California
brands, $6.25; Dakota brands, $5.00
$5.75; buckwheat flour, $6.50.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $17; shorts,
per ton, $18.
Feed Chopped feed, $21 22 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $18 19; oil
cake meal, per ton, $35.
flay Puget Sound, new, per ton,
$10(313; Eastern Washington timothy,
$17; alfalfa, $11; straw, $7.
Oats Choice, per ton, $28 30.
Wheat Feed wheat, per ton, $26.
Wheat Walla Walla, 8788c; Val
ley and Bluestem, wOc per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $5.00; graham,
$4.85; superfine, $2.75 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 4243c; choice
gray. 3940c per bushel. .
j arley Feed barley, $23; brewing,
$21 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $25; shorts, $19.
Hay Timothy, $12 13; clover. $11
12; Oregon wild hay, $9 10 per ton.
E'gs Oregon, 1212o per dozen.
Butter Fancy creamery, 32 35c;
fair to good, 2530o; dairy, 2530c
Cheese Oregon full cream, 11c;
Young America, 12o.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50 per
dozen; hens, $4 00; springs, $2. 00 4;
geese, $C.006.50; ducks, young. $4
5.00 per dozen; tnrkeys, live, 10 12c
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 40 50c
per sack; sweets, $1.75 2 per cental.
Onions Oregon, $2. 25 2. 50 per
Hops 512o per pound for new
crop; -1896 crop, 4 6c.
Wool Valley, 14 15c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 12c; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 3o; dressed mutton. 7c;
spring lambs, 9c per lb.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.75;
light and feeders, $3.004.00; dressed,
$5. 50 6. 50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.50
4.00; cows, $2.503.25; dressed beef,
5 7c per pound.
Veal Large, 5c; small, ttc per
San Francisco Market.
Wool Southern coast lambs, 7 8c;
San Joaquin, 78c; Northern, 11 12c
Millstuffs Middlings, $2 1.50 23;
California bran, $18.50 19.60 per ton.
Onions New. 40 50c per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20c; do
seconds, 19c; fancy dairy, 19c; good
to choice, 16 19c per pound.
Potatoes Early Rose, 40 50c
Eggs Store, 1314o; ranch, 14a
Fresh Fruit Apples,!. 140 1. 50 per
large box; berries, 40c 75; do
red and white, 8560o per box.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, navels, $1.25
8.00; Mexican limes, $4.60; Cali
fornia lemons, 75o$1.00; do choice,
1 1.25 2. 00; per box.
Hay Wheat, $1925; wheat and
at, $2023; oat, $14.60 16.60; best
barley, $1821; alfalfa, (18.00
14.00; clover, $1315.
Cheese Fancy mild, new, 9g'c; old,
10c per pound.
9 13 3o per pound.
vast in extent.