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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1898.
Happenings Both at Home
A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED
interesting Collection of Items Front
Many Places Culled From the Pre
"ioports of the Current Week.
The fifth Manila expedition, com
prising 3,000 troops, is about ready to
leave San Francisco.
The transports Peru and Puebla have
left San Francisco for Honolulu with
troops for the islands.
The San Francisco Examiner says the
Bennington has gone North to consort
Alaska treasure ships.
Unole Sam has bought an Australian
liner, the steamer Culgoa. She is now
being transformed into a cruiser.
An island known as the Marcus of
Weeks, between Honolulu and the Phil
ippines, flies the United States flag and
has been offered to this country as a
President Mi Kinloy has given ex
pression to a strong hope for an early
peace. Responding to congratulations
on the success of the Santiago cam
paign, lie said: "I hope for un early
Both nations are reaping benofits
from the Anglo-American friendliness.
The non-concurrence of Great Britain
in the proposal for European interven
tion between America and Spain, it is
claimed, thwarted the designs of the
Premier Sagasta is quoted as saying'
"Spain wants po-ico, but it must be an
honorable peace, as Spain deserves.
The army is anxious to resist to the
last, but the government cannot con
sent to such useless sacrifice. Had wo
our fleet, the situation would have been
A decree has been published suspend
ing throughout Spain the rights of indi
viduals as guaranteed by the constitu
tion. The government wishes to have
full power to suppress evidences of
discord or rebellion which might ap
pear. The publication of the decree is
accepted as proof that peace negotia
tions are actually in progress.
A special dispatch from Madrid quotes
Premier Sagasta as saying in an intoi
view that he thought the Americana
would "get the reinforcements they
required, which would enable tljem to
take Santiago." The premier is said
to have added: "Though the American
warships may destroy our squadron in
the harbor, yet we will pursue the war.
There are in Cuba 100.000 men leady
to die in its defense."
Advices from Honolulu state that
6everal mild cases of measles have
broken out since the arrival of the Pa
cific coast troops.
A London correspondent of a French
journal says the powers will intervene
and the United States will bo robbed
of the Philippines.
While at Honolulu an American flag
was presented to the cruiser Charleston
by the Queen Dowager Kapiolani of
Hawaii, in token of friendship for the
News of the defeat of the imperial
tioops near Woo Chow is confirmed in
Hong Kong. The loss of the imperial
forces is probably more than 1,500
A beautiful American flag has been
eont by the steamer Alameda to the Ha
waiian chamber of commerce to be un
furled at the ceremonies of raising the
flag in that city. It was tho gift of the
.chamber of commerce of San Francisco.
By the oxplosion of a boiler in the
Niagara starch works the building was
wrecked and six porsons were killed
and 2 injured. Two others are miss
ing, who are supposed to have perished.
Of the persons in the building, only
two escaped. Most of the injured were
persons outside tho works. Scarcely
a house within 1,000 feet of the works
escaped being hit with bricks, twisted
iron or heavy timbers.
A dispatch to the London Daily
News from Gibraltar tells a long story
of a risendo wealthy Mexican who was
lionized for six weeks at Madrid and
Cadiz, dined with Admiral Camara,
inspected the fleet and defenses, and in
every way won tho oonfldenoe of the
officials, only to disappear the moment
a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He afterward confessed to the corre
spondent that he was a captain in the
Second Texas Rangers, and was acting
as the confidential agent of the United
Tho first and most daring train rob
bery in years on the Truckee division
of the Central Pacific occurred two
miles east of Humboldt. Two masked
robbers held up the Fast-bound ex
press train. The engineer and fireman
were taken off the engine and compelled
to go to the express car, the robbers
climbing over the tender and covering
them with revolvers and a Winchester
rifle. The robbers blew open the ex
press car door with dynamite and also
blew the safe open. The car was com
pletely demolished. The amount se
cured is not known. No one was hurt
in the explosion.
The New York World has a dispatch
from Manila which says the German
admiral has apologized to Admiral
The bureau of construction and re
pairs is expending $1, 250,000 a month
upon repairs, fitting and refitting ves
sels for the war with Spain.
Our money is to be the money of
Cuba. The government proposes to in
troduce it by paying off the American
soldiers at Santiago In coin.
The output of smokeless powder for
the navy is steadily increasing, and the
ordnance bureau is receiving more than
8,000 pounds daily for the big guns.
The allied armies at Santiago are not
on friendly terms. Shatter's refusal to
allow Garcia's troops to enter the cap
tured city has served to widen the
The schooner Three Bells and tho
sloop Pilgrim, captured by the gunboat
Dixie, near Manzanillo, on July 6,
have arrived in Key West under prize
The Spanish flag no longer waves
ovei Caimanera. The town and har
bor, together with 5,000 Spaniards,
have surrendered to officers from the
The transport steamer Pennsylavnia,
with the First Montana regiment and
300 recruits for the First California
volunteers, has sailed from San Fran
cisco for the Philippines.
Four Oregon volunteer officers are in
trouble at the Philippines. Captains
Heath, Wells and Prescott and Lieu
tenant Telfer are likely to be court
martialed for having overstayed a leave
The cruiser Buffalo, our purchase
from Brazil, is to be fitted out at once
for service. Commander Hemphill will
superintend tho woik of repair and
command the vessel when she goes into
From Oakland, Cal., oomes a report
of a terrible deed committed by a Chi
nese murderer. Brought to bay in a
powder magazine, he blew it up and
wrecked the entire plant, killing six
persons besides himself.
General Shafter has asked the war
department to hurry forward the regu
lar immunes for seivice at Santiago
and vicinity in order that there may be
the minimum of danger of further in
fection of the troops from fever.
As one Important result of the cap
ture of Santiago, tne iron ana steei
mines are to resume operations at once.
American companies will handle the
output of the Cuban mines as was tho
case before their operation was suspend
ed by order of the Spanish officers.
The war department has received a
dispatch from General Shafter, saying
that the roster of prisoners has been
handed In by General Toral, and that
the total is 22.789 men. General
Shafter's dispatch added that the pris
oners tnrned over to him far exceed in
number the strength of his own army.
The Madrid public are not satisfied
with the surrender of Santiago. The
terms exacted of Toral are regarded as
being too severe.
It is calculated by government offi
cials that Commodore Watson will reach
the Canaries about August 1 and be
ready to strike a blow at the Spanish
coast a few days later.
The United States will take imme
diate steps to collect cntoms revenue at
Santiago as a war contribution, and a
government customs office will be
opened there and be ready for business
at once. This action will be taken
pending final settlement of the ques
tion of the status of Cuba after the
close of the war.
Riots have broken out in the Spanish
province of Huelva, in Adalusia.
The inhabitants marched to the muni
cipal buildings, shouting for cheap
bread. Rioters to the number of 4,000
sacked many private houses. They
were finally dispersed by the artillery,
and energetic measures will be taken
to prevent a renewal of the disturb
ances. A statistical report regarding the
commerce of Porto Rico has been issued
by the department of agriculture.
Trade is increasing, and a comparative
statement of the imports and exports of
Spain's easternmost West Indian pos
session in the years 1880 and 1696
shows that its commerce is well worth
having and its growth constant.
The advance guard of the Porto
Rican invading expedition, commanded
by General Miles, has sailed from
Siboney. Four batteries of artillery
and a few seasoned troops compose it.
General Brooke reported that his army
was readv to proceed immediately with
the occupation of the Island. The en
tire expedition, it is thought, will em
bark from Newport News within
Word has reached San Francisco from
St. Michaels that the steamer Cone
maugh from Seattle, was ovei taken in
Behring sea by a hurricane, and that
her tow. a river steamer laden with
stores, was lost. Two barges towed by
a steamer of the Alaska Commercial
Company were lost in the same storm.
They post about $20,000. A similar
fate overtook a new river boat towed
by the National City. The loss in the
last case was $50,000.
fli HPS LEAVE
GRANDE ISLAND AND SUBIQ BAY, TAKEN BY DEWEY.
The Vanguard Sails for
MILES STARTS FROM SIBONEY
WILL NOT YIELD.
He Ia on the Tle With Four Batteries
of Artillery Landing Mace Not An
nouncedAn Overwhelming Force
Will Re Sent to the Island.
Washington, July 20. After three
days' consultation between Secretary
Alger and General Brooke.during which
there was frequent communication with
General Miles at Siboney, the details
of the Porto Rican expedition were per
fected and the expedition itself gotten
under way. General Miles, with four
batteries of artillery and some troops,
aailed today for Porto Rico on the Yale,
. ,. . . Augustln Refuses to Surrender Manila
to be fo'lowed quickly by an army of important Conference Held.
about 80,000 men. Manila, via Hong Kong, July 20.
There are some notable differences . mDOrtt interview has just been
between the plans for this expedition hM between Gksneral Aguinaldo's
and those for the stately naval pageant socretary Legarda, and a prominent
that sailed away from Tampa under uativo white man, and the Spanish
General Shaftei'a command to attack 0OTnmaBder Captain-General Augustin,
Santiago. First, there will be prnctic- Bnrrender the city. Legarda asserted
ally no naval convoy The navy do- insurgents surround
partment has declared that it is unneo- ",al b
essary; that there- is not a Spanish Manila, and are able to enter it at any
warship in the West Indies that dare moment. Thus far, he added, the in
thrust its bow out of port. In the sec- surgonts have been restrained with diffi
ond place, tho expedition will not start cuity, but if the Spaniards continue
from one point, but will be divided 8tubborn the regut would be that the
among several ports, thus Preventing would be compelled to bom-
the tremendous congestion that was " "... . .
.o,o.i at Tnm,ia In tho effort to bard and storm the city, with inevita-
start the big fleet. Lastly, there will bio slaughter unparalleled in h isto ry
be no effort made to get the ships away because in the excitement of battle they
together, but the transports will be al- cannot discriminate,
lowed to find their own way to their Continuing, the captain-general s
destination visitors advised him to disregard the
General Miles leads the way. He official fictions regarding Spanish vic
had been promised by the president tories in Cuba and reinforcements corn
that he should go to Porto Rico and the ing to the Philippine islands, and pro
promise was redeemed when the Yale posed a reconciliation between the
Laded today from Sibonev for Porto insurgents and the Spaniards in the
Rico, 800 miles distant. Philippine islands under a republ .can
General Brooke will be senior officer nag, Joint endeavor to I'e'suade
In General Miles' command, and upon the Americans to abandon hostilities in
him will fall the responsibility for the the islands.
execution of the details of his superior's Finally, the representatives of the
plans, insurgents proposed an appeal to the
General Miles will hoist the Ameri- powers to rocognizo the independence
can flag at once over Porto Rican soil. I of the Philippine islands.
The noint chosen for his landing is! The natives inside say they received
Ironf annrol n a f K O k J fQ 1 Witt 1:111(1 he- a fortnight asio a concerted signal to
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MILLIONS IN DUST.
ON TO HAVANA.
Shaffer May March Acros the Island
More Armies to Conquer.
Washington. July 20. It has been
finally decided that none of tho troops
that participated in the. actual fighting
before Santiago shall ho employed on
the Por to Rico expedition. There are
several reasons for this: First, the
men havo suffered severely from liard-
GEJEBAt J08B TOnAI-
GERMAN" GUNBOAT IRENE.
Bhs attempted to protect Spaniards in Manila, but desisted when Dewey sent the Raleigh and Con
cord to investigate.
ships, climate and fevers, and are en
titled to rest; second, it is deemed to
be very bad practice to allow tho sol
diers who havo been exposed to yellow
fever to be brought in contact with
those fresh from the United States.
There is also another reason, a purely
military one. Ten thousand Spanish
J troops are at Holguin, Manzanillo and
other points within striking distance of
Santiago, and might not lose an oppor
tunity to recover the ground lost at ban
tiago. if the place were left insufficient
ly protected. Therefore. Shafter's en
tire army is to be on guard on the'high
hills in the rear of the town until the
men have stamped out the yellow fever.
Then they will take a turn at the Span
iards, if they can be found and it may
be that Shafter's march will end at Ha
vana. He will work as far from his
base as possible after his army is thor
oughly refreshed, hunting the enemy
wherever they are liable to be found.
Bold-Laden Steamer St. Paul Arrives sti
San Francisco, July 19. After be
ing eagerly watched for during the last
10 days, the steamer St. Paul arrived
tonight from St. Michaels, bringing
men and treasure from the Klondike.
There were 176 passengers on the list,
and the amount of their earnings in
golddust, nuggets and bank drafts is
estimated by the ship's officers at $3,
000,000. The largest amount brought out by a
single prospector is in the possession
of T. L Pickett, who has $80,000, prin
cipally in golddust and nuggets. Pete
Wybird admits to ownership of $50,
000; B. J. Nash has $30,000 and Fred
Berry, of Fresno, Cal., who had previ
ously brought out a fortune, says he
has another with him now, but de
clines to disclose the amount.'
J. Dumas, who has been prospecting
on Eldorado creek, has $45,000 to show
for bis labors in the frozen north, and
W. E. Burn, who suffered the misfor
tune of having his feet frozen and los
ing both by amputation, feels compen
sated by the possession ot $100,000 in
cash the proceeds of the sale of his five
mining claims. J. Dumas spent only
one month in the Klondike, but during
that period realized $20,000 from his
claim, and just before his departuie
sold the claim for $25,000 more so that
his days at Dawson were exceedingly
The returning miners say that it is
idle for prospectors to go to tho Klon
dike now expecting to locate claims as
all the mining land of any value has
already been staked out. The only
manner in whioh claims can he now
acquired in said to be by purchase.
The general concensus of opinion is
that tho value of Minook creek aa a
center has been overestimated. Claims
there are pronounced to be of little
value and the intending miner if he be
guided by the experience of these pio
neers will confine his operations to the
neighborhood of the original gold dis
coveries near Dawson.
Dominion creek ia pronounced the
richest of the Klondike streams in the
precious metal. Eldorado and Bonanzu
creeks are considered by these prospect
ors only second in importance to Do
minion. It has been learned on reliable au
thority that the. Alaska Copimercial
Company received tonight abont $8,
423,000. Adding this to the amount
brought down by the miners which h
now placed at over $3,000,000 the
Klondike treasure carried by the St.
Paul is not less than $G, 000.000 oi
II M 1 11
Our Flag Now Floats
AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY
fore the full body of the expedition is prepare for storming tne wans.
of Korwl nrwl it ia erinsemientlv not de- ond signal fixing the date for
airable that the Spaniards should be
enabled to collect a superior force to
The distance from Charleston, where
the first body of troops for Miles' expe
dition was to start today, ia more than
double the distance from Santiago
Porto Rico, so that the tranaports which
sail from the former city can scarcely
join General Miles before the early part
of next week. Theso Charleston
troops are to be the First army corps
and are commanded by Brigadier-General
Goorge H. Ernst. The brigade
comprises the Second Wisconsin, Third
Wisconsin and Sixteenth Pennsylvania
The purpose of Secretary Alger is to
make the Porto Rican campaign a short
LAWS FOR SANTIAGO.
Minor News Items.
Spain is arming a third fleet and ex
pects to have it at sea in five weeks.
President McKinley will take no
vacation until the war crisis ia passed.
The harbor patrol vessels, Governor
Russell, East Boston, Arab and Apache,
will join the blockading squadron off
Methodist missionaries are to be sent
into the different Spanish possessions
which will soon pass to American con
trol. Swift & Co. have been awarded a
contract to furnish about 100,000 pounds
of meat daily to the army. '
Refugees from Cienfuegos, Cuba,
who arrived in Jamaica, say it is a mis
take to suppose the Spanish soldiers
don't want to fight.
A Washington dispatch says that 85,
000 horses and mules, with forage,
will be immediately forwarded to Cuba
for the army of invasion. The ani
mals, with necessary forage, will con
stitute three or four hundred shiploads
on the largest transports with the ut
Four of Garoia's men have died from
over-eating, and three others who went
swimming after gorging themaelvea
were found dead.
Maj. -Gen. Shafter holds a medal of
honor awarded to him for distinguished
agllantry In the battle of Fair Oaks.
Va., May 31, 1863.
The defenaes of Santiago are charac
teristically Spanish, consisting, as they
do, of linea of barb-wire fence back of
whioh are rifle pits and then block
houses of forta. ,
Captain Harrington, detached from
command of the monitor Puritan, is in
the hospital at Key Weat, having been
stricken with paralysis.
The road from Baiquiri to the front
waa improved by the engineera ao that
the heavy wagona and aeige guna could
Out of 140 colored volunteers exam
ined at Topeka, Kan., 85 were accept
ed. Many were rejected because of
underweight. The average young negro
was six feet tall, but ia 15 pounds
lighter than the average white of the
one. An overwhelming force Will be
thrown upon the Island, and it is possi
ble that a bloodless victory will be
achieved when the Spanish beuome con
: vlnoed that they have no reasonable
! chance to resist successfully. The ex
! pedltion la to comprise 30,000 men at
1 the start, and it will be swelled soon
1 to 40,000 men, and, if necessary, to 70,
i 000 men, the equipment of the volun
I teer forces having now progressed so
i well aa to warrant the atatement that
that number of men can be ready for
Bervlce in Porto Rico within a very
ahort time. The entire body of troopa
at Tampa will be taken, numbering
about 18,000 men, and including a lot
of heavy and light artillery under com
mand Of General Rodgera.
Paris. July 20.r-M. Zola and M.
Perrieux were today aentenoed to one
year's imprisonment and to pay 8,000
francs fine and the coat of the suit.
sault has not yet been issued, and they
are tired of waiting, and are losing
faith In Aguinaldo.
The latter, it is alleged, finds it ex
tremely difficult to capture the town's
fortifications. His previous successes,
to ia is pointed out. were eaay, because
of the nature of the country, which
suited hia skirmishers. It is further
alleged that the principal points oap
tured by the insurgents were obtained
The insurgents are now bringing ar
tillery around by sea from Malabon,
which is tedious and troublesomo work.
They are also obtaining detailed reports
of tho condition of affairs from insida
Admiral Dewey is establishing a
more strict blockade, lest it be invali
dated by permitting neutrals to visit
Cavite and Malabon, and send and re
ceive mails inclosing surreptitious
Spanish disptaches. He liaa threat
ened to station warships opposite the
city, which might precipitate hostili
ties, aa the Spanish officers declare they
will certainly fire on any American
within range, regardless of tho conse
The second installment of American
troops ia expected here daily.
The Irene Again Stopped.
London, July 20. The Hong Kong
correspondent of the Mail says:
United States Consul Wildman in
forms me that as the German cruiser
Irene was passing Mariveles, off Ma
nila, the other day, the United States
gunboat McCullooh waa sent after her
to ask her to stop. She refused to obey,
and a shell was sent across her bows
and a amall boat went out to dlacover
what she was doing. The German ad
miral protested, and insisted that Ger
man ships had a right to enter the har
bor without being searched, a claim
Admiral Dewey declined to recognize.
It is reported that Admiral von Died
richs, who is in command of the Ger
man squadron at Manila, interviewed
Captain Chichester, of the British
cruiser Immortalite, as to what he
would do if the Germans interfered
with the bombardment of Manila.
Captain Chichester replied that only
Admiral Dewey and himself knew that.
Coast Lights Extinguished.
Algiers, July 20. The Spanish au
thorities in the Balearic islands have
extinguished the coast lights there
until further orders.
Atlantic Coast Cities Are Safa.
Washington, July20. The naval war
hoard today held a conference with the
president, arranging the final details
regarding Watson's ornise.
Secretary Long said that no appre
hension whatever existed over tne
Spanish threat that the Camara squad
ron woud be divided, part of the ships
coming to this side to attack seaport
cities. This is looked upon as a sheer
bluff, and it will not have the effect of
changing the navy plana or of with
drawing any ships for patrol seivice on
the Atlantio ooast. Should the Span
ish threat be made good, ships more
than a match for any of Canwra'a ves
sels would be available at any Atlantic
port on ahort notice.
President Issues a Proclamation to the
Washington, July 20. A state pa
per that will be historic, marking an
epoch in American history, was issued
tonight by direction of President Mc
Kinley. It provides in general terms
for the government of the province of
Santiago de Cuba, and is the first docu
ment of the kind ever prepared by a
president of the United States. By or
der of Secretary Alger, Adjutant-General
Corbin tonight Bent tho document
to General Shafter, in command of the
military forces at Santiago. The paper
ia not only an authorization and in
atruction to General Shafter -for the
government of the captured territory,
but also a proclamation to the people
of the teriitory of the intentions of the
government of the United State 3 re-
Boat and Four Men Missing.
Milwaukee, July 20. The police de
partment is notified that a sailboat,
with four young men, all of Milwau
kee, haa been missing since noon yes
terday. The names of the occupants of
the boat are Richard Yokokonse, Fid
ward and Ben Johnson and William
Tangier, July 20. The sultan of Mo
rocco is concentrating a conaiaeraDie
force in the vicinity of Ceuta and Mel
111a, in order to guard the frontiei and
; preserve neutrality.
fOBTIFICATIONS AT SANTIAGO.
Sixteen New Cases Occur Among the
Troops One Death Is Reported.
Washington. July 19. The only dis
quieting news received at the war de
partment during the day was as to the
yellow fever condition at the front, and
this was modified in an encouraging
way later hy General Shafter's news.
It was a dispatch from Colonel Green
leaf, chief aurgeon with the army in
Cuba, saying that 16 new oases had
appeared. His dispatch waa as follows:
"Siboney, via Hayti, July 18. To
Sternberg, Washington: Sixteen new
cases in the past 24 hours, and one
death. Sanitation measures are rigid.
"GREENLEAF, Chief Surgeon."
While this was, regarded with some
apprehension by laymen, the surgeon
general's department considered the
showing entirely satisfactory. Colonel
Alden, acting surgeon-general during
the absence of General Sternberg, said
a report of only 16 cases was an excep
tionally good showing as tho number
must be taken relatively to the large
number of men at the front. With the
surrender accomplished there would be
better opportunity to get the men on
high ground and keep away from in
fection. During the day a leport was received
stating positively that no cases of yel
low fever existed on the Harvard, which
brought a large number of sick Span
ish prisoners to Portsmouth, N. H.
This not only relieved officials as to the
conditions at Portsmouth, but also as
to the Harvard, for it would be a se
vere handicap to the navy if this crack
craft had to go into quarantine.
FREE RIDE HOME.
Colombia Accepts Cleveland's Award.
London, July 20. A Rome dispatch
saya: The foreign office learns from
Waahinglon that the Colombian gov
ernment haa accepted the award of
$250,000 made by Preaident Cleveland
to Cerutti, an Italian subject, in a
claim made by him against the repub
lic of Colombia, and they now consider
the incident aa closed.
Surveying by photography ia gain
ing ground. Over 50,0000 square
miles have been photographically plat
ted and surveyed by the suiveyor gen
eral of Canada.
garding them and their interests. It
marks the formal establishment of a
new political power in the island of
Cuba, and insures to the people of the
territory over which the power extends
absolute security in the exercise of
their private rights and relations, as
well as security to their persona and
Commodore Schley's flying squadron
fias been merged into the fleet under
Progress of Chinese Rebellion.
London, July 20. The parliamentary
aecretary for the foreign offico, George
N. Curzon. replying today in the house
of commons to questions on the
Chinese situation, said the Britih con
sul at Canton reported that 6,000 badly
armed rebels had encountered a detach
ment of imperial troops on July 7, at
an unknown place, and had afterward
retreated westward with loss. The re
bellion, he added, was not yet sup
pressed, and reliable information on
the subject could not be obtained.
Decision Not Imminent.
London, July 20. The Times de
clares this morning that there is no
foundation for the report that a decline
ia imminent in the Delagoa bay arbi
tration with an award of 2,500,000.
It saya the caae will not be settled for at
least three months.
Wa8hlngton, July 20. The possi
bilities of peace are as remote as ever.
No move in that direction has been
made by any foreign officials here, des
pite the pitiful condition of Spain.
Her pride appears to restrain her from
making any direct overtures.
, i S. .. ( - V
Colonel Hecker's Plan for Transporting
Washington, July 19. Secretary Al
ger today indorsed the plan of Colonel
Hecker for the transportation of the
Spanish troops from Santiago back to
Spain. It provides for an aggregate of
1,000 Spanish officers, with first-class
cabin accommodations, and 24,000 sol
diers, with third-class steerage passage.
The colonel says that the Spanish sol
diers will be delivered on board at
Santiago for Cadiz or auch other ports
aa may be designated. It ia provided
that the accommodations are to be kept
un to the standard required by the
United States army regulation aa to
officers and men, in regard to the gal
leys, ventilation, etc. Subsistence
furnished ia to be equal to the United
States army ration, which is set forth
in detail as a guide to bidders as to
what they must furnish.
There are 2,487 different varieties of
(ire escapes and ladders to be used in
ca-e of emergency.
(leaning the Harbor.
Washington. July 19. It is expect
ed by the navy department that but
few ships of Admiral Sampson's squad
ron will enter the harbor at Santiago.
Enough vessels will be sent in to put
the harbor in condition for naval oper
ations. St. Thomas banks attached 6,000
tons of American coal in an action for
damages growing out of the lefuaal of
the government to pay a draft made by
Conaul Van Hone.
Spain Strengthlng Her Defenses.
London. July 15. The Gibraltar cor
respondent of the Daily Newa aaya:
Fifteen thousand men have recently
arrived to garrison Tarifa. The Span
iards exoent an attack on the Straits.
a tlimmnH men are working at the
earthworks, and drummers and band
men are doing sentry duty.
Peace or war is the all-absorbing
topic at Madrid, and the desire for
peace on any terms seems to be unani
mous among the masses of the people,
as continuation of the war will prac
tically result ia national destruction-
Spanish Troops Laid Down Their Arms
City Sacked by the Knemy Gen
eral McKlbben Has Been Appointed
Temporary Military Governor.
Santiago de Cuba, July 19. Amid
impressive ceremonies, the Spanish
troops laid down their arms between
the lines of the Spanish and American
forces at 9 o'clock this morning.
General Shafter and the American
diviaion and brigade commandera and
their ataffa were escorted by a troop of
cavalry and General Toral and hia staff
by 100 picked men.
Trumpeters on both sides saluted
General Shatter returned to General
Total the latter's sword after it had
been handed to the American com
Our troops, lined up at the trenches,
were eye witnesses of the ceremony.
General Shafter and his escort, accom
panied by General Toral, rode through
tho city taking formal possession. The
city had been sacked by the Spaniards
before they arrived.
General McKibben has been appoint
ed temporary military governor.
The ceremony of hoisting the Stara
and Stripes was worth all the blood and
treasure it cost. A vast concourse of
10,000 people witnessed the stirring
and thrilling scene that will live for
ever in the minds of all the Americana
present. A finer stage setting for a
dramatic episode it would be difficult
to imagine. The palace, a piotuiesque
old dwelling in the Moorish style of
architecture, faces the Plaza de la
Reina. the principal puhlio square.
Opposite rises the imposing Catholio
cathedral. On one side is a quaint,
brilliantly painted building with broad
verandas, the club of San Carlos; on
the other a building of the same de
scription, the Cafe de la Venus.
Across the plaza was drawn up the
Ninth infantry, headed by the Sixth
cavalry band. In the street facing the
palace stood a picked troop of the Sec
ond cavalry with drawn sabers, under
command of Captain Brett. Massed
on the stone flagging between the band
and line of horsemen were the brigade
commanders of General Shafter's divis
ion with their staffs. On the red-tiled
roof of the palace stood Captain Mc
Kittrick, Lieutenant Mi ley and Lien
tenant Wheeler. Immediately above
them on the flagstaff was the illu
minated Spanish arms and the legend
"Viva Alfonso XIII."
All about, pressing against the ver
anda rails, crowding tho windows and
doors and lining the roofs were the peo
ple of the town (the women and non
combatants). Aa the chimes of the old cathedral
rang the hour of 12, the infantry and
cavalry presented arms. Every Amer
ican uncovered.and Captain McKittriok
hoisted the Stars and Stripes.
As the brilliant folds unfurled in a
gentle breeze against the fleckless sky,
the cavalry band broke into the strains
of "The Star Spangled Banner," mak
ing the American pulse leap and the
American heart thrill with joy.
At the same instant, the sound of the.
distant booming of Captain Capron's
battery, firing a salute of 21 guns,
drifted in. When the music ceased,
from all directions around our line
came flioating across the plaza the
strains of the regimental bands and tha
muffled, hoarse cheers of our troops.
The infantry came to "older arms"
a moment later, after the flag was up
and tho band played "Rally 'Round
the Flag, Boys. '' Instantly. General
McKibben called' for three cheers for
General Shafter, which were given
with great enthusiasm, the band play
.ing Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes
The ceremony over, General Shaftei
and hia ataff returned to the American
lines, leaving the city in the possession
of the municipal authorities, subject to
the control of General McKibben.
The Thirteenth and Ninth regiments
of infantry will remain in the city to
enforce order and exercise municipal
The Spanish forces are to encamp
outside of our lines.
The work of loading the Spanish
prisoners on transports preparatory to
sending them back to Spain will be
commenced as soon as ships are provided.
Disasters to Vessels In Alaskan Waters.
San Francisco, July 20. A report re
garding disasters to shipping in Alas
kan waters haa been received from E.
Andera, collector of cuatoms at St.
Michaela. He says that only two of the
recently constructed river boats the
Louise and the Leah are likely to
reaoh Dawson this year. Besides the
vessels alreadv reported wrecked on the
way to St. michaela, the bark Rufua
E. Wood loat her river ateamer over
board, the old tug Governor Stoneman
lost a barge with a large quantity of
freight when the river broke up, and
the 12 8teamers sent out from Seattle
on June 2 by Moran Brothers were
counted among the missing on July 7.
Spain Seeks Peace.
Madrid, July 19. A member of the
cabinet, in an interview today, asserted
that the government was seeking an
honorable peace with the United
States. An official dispatch from Porto
Rico says 150 cases of ammunition ex
ploded there, killing 14 persons and
wounding many more.
German Opinion Changing.
London, July 19. The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily News. suggesting
that friction between the foreign office
and the admiralty led to the Irene incident-,
says: Nothing, 1 know posi
tively, would be more inconvenient
and disagreeable to the German cabinet
than trouble with the United States.
A letter from Manila ia going the
rounda of the preas here ridiculing, as
grossly exaggerated, the reports of the
savagery of the insurgents.
Warning to America.
London. July 19. The Statist saya
it thinks the world's wheat crop for
1898 will be 45,000,000 quarters larger
than the crop of 1897, reaching 825,
000,000 quarters. Continuing, tho
"We think America has entered
upon a period of great prosperity,
which will last for years if no great
folly is committed. We hope the Re
publicans will have the firmness and
patriotism to resist the politicians and
refuse to allow unwise currency legislation."
Relief Ship Kilters the Harbor.
Playa del Este, July 19. At 9
o'clock, the hour of the surrender of
the troops at Santiago, and the 10.000
others in the district, the Spanish flag
was lowered from Morro castle.
This afternoon, the torpedoes were
taken up or exploded, after which the
Ked Cross steamer State of Texas en
tered to give assistance to the sick and
wounded. The warships may not enter
the harbor for several days, probably
not until the arrangements have been
completed for transporting the Spanish
prisoners to Spain. Nearly all the
American warships are now in Gnan
tanamo bay. Commodore Watson's
squadron is preparing to go to Spain,
and several vessels are preparing for
the expedition to Porto Rico. The
auxiliary cruiser Yale, with General
Miles, will probably leave for Porto
Rico in the course of a day or two.
General Miles 8aya a sufficient force
will be sent to the island at once to
take it and hold it
Vegetables Potatoes Yakimas, $1
per 100 lbs; natives, $8 10; Califor
nia potatoes, $1.00 per 100 pounds.
Beets, per sack, $1.00; turnips, $1.00;
carrots, $1.00; hothouse lettuce, c;
Fruits California lemona, fancy,
$4.00; choice, $3.50; seeding oranges.
$1.501.75; California navels, lancy,
$33.25; choice, $2.502.75; ban
anas, shipping, $2.252.75 per bunch;
strawberries, $1.50 per crate.
Butter Fancy native creamery,
brick, 19c; ranch, 712o; dairy, 12
15o; Iowa, fancy creamery, 19c.
Cheeae Native Washington, 11
llc; Eastern iebeeee, llllc
prime, 7c; cows, prime, 6o; mut4
ton, 7c; pork, 77o; veal, 68c.
Hams Large, 10c; amall, 11c;
breakfast bacon, 11J.
Poultry Chickena, live, per pound,
J8c; dressed, 16c; spring chickens,
$2.50 3. 75.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 34o; steel
heads, 78o; salmon trout, 9 10c;
flounders and sole, 84o; herring, 4c.
Oysters Olympia oysters, per sack,
$3.50, per gallon, solid, $1.80.
Wheat Feed wheat, $23.
Oats Choice, per ton, $26.
Corn Whole, $25; cracked, $25;
feed meal, $25.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$25; whole, $24.
Flour Patent, $4.10, bbl; straights,
$3.85; California brands, $5.50; buck
wheat flour, $6.60; graham, per bbl,
$4.25; whole wheat flour, $4.50; rye
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Feed Chopped feed, $17 21 per
ton; middlinga, per ton, $17; oil
cake meal, per ton, $35.
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $8 10;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Eggs Paying 1818c.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6063c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 64c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.75; graham,
$8.50; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 89c; choice
gray, 86 37c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $21; brewing,
$22 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $13 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $13.
Hay Timothy, $11 12; clover. $10
11; Oregon wild hay, $910 per ton.
Eggs Oregon, 17c per dozen.
Butter Fancy creamery, 85 40c;
fair to good, 82o; dairy, 2532c
Cheese Oregon full cream, 11 12c;
Young America, 12c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.50 per
dozen; hens, $4.00; apringa, $2.003;
geese, $3. 00 4. 50; ducks, young. $8
4.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 10
12ic per pound.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 30 35c
per sack; new potatoes 60 75c.
Onions California red, $1.25 per
Hops 5 120 per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 4 6c.
Wool Valley, 1012o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 12c; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8c; 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, 8.50$3.75;
cows, $2. 50 3. 00; dressed beef,
56Jio per pound.
Veal Large, 6) 6c; -small, 78c
San Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 10 14c per
dound; Oregon, Eastern, 1012o; Val
ley, 15 17c; Northern, 14 16c.
Millstuffs Middlings, $19.5021;
bran, $15.00 16.00 per ton.
Onions New. 85 50c per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery. Silo; do
seconds, 20c; fancy dairy, 18c; good
to choice, 1516o per pound.
Eggs Store, 12 14c; fancy ranch,
Citrus Fruit Oranges, navels, $2.00
2.35; Mexican limes, $5.50; Cali
fornia lemons, 1.00$1.50; do choice,
1.602.00; per box