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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1898.
Happenings Both at Home
A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED
Interesting Collection of It fin- From
Many Places Culled From the I'ress
Reports of the Current Week.
Tlia government will make an im
mediate attempt to raise the Cristobal
The Italian government intends to
propose tlio construction of six armored
Tlx; transports Arizona and Scandia
will, when they reach Manila, be con
verted into floating hospitals.
President McKinlcy has decided to
assert our rights in the Pacific by es
tablishing a coaling station at Samoa.
The next troops for Manila may go
by way of the Suez canal. A scarcity
of tarnsports on the Pacific coast is
Aguinaldo has sent a message to
Consni-Ueneral Wildman, saying the
United States should declare its inten
tions before asking tho insurgents to
General Shatter has received orders
to move his entire army North. This
will apply not only to tho sick, but to
the well, as it is thought that the hard
ships through which the men have gone
must have taxed the vitality of even
Well-founded rumors are in circula
tion that a concerted attempt will be
made next month by a fleet of Cana
dian sealers to raid the rookeries on the
islands of St. Paul and St. George.
There Is but one government vessel, the
gunboat Wheeling, to guard Bearing
sea against pelagic sealers.
There is great uneasiness on al' sides
says e. London dispatch, in regard to
the Chinese situation, which is re
garded as bringing an open conflict be
tween Great Britain and Russia within
measurable distance, and it is univers
ally felt that the Marquis of Salisbury,
in yielding to Russian aggressiveness, is
responsible for n dangerous complica
tion which can only be overcome by a
prompt and most firm intimation that
Russia's open opposition to British
commercial concessions mnst ceasn.
In this connection a story is curient
that the Princess of Wales' hurried de
parture from England was in response
to a dispatch from her sister, the dow
ager empress of Russia, bearing upon
Anglo-Russian relations. It is well
known that the dowager empress is
strenuously working to conclude a de
finite understanding regarding Anglo
Russian interests in the Far East,
and it Is said that great importance
attaches to the meeting oi t'ne sisters
at Copenhagen. .
On Wednesday General Brooke land
ed 3,000 men at Arroyo, 60 miles east
. ol Ponce, Porto Rico. Prom there he
can strike the military road leading
to San Juana to Cayey, beyond Aibonito.
This will compel the Spanish com
mander, General Otega, to abandon his
stronghold, or be canght between two
Mayor Van Wyck of New York,
mado a record as a beach hero. He
rescued three young women from death
in the waves at Freeport, L. I. One
had gone beyond her depth, and the
others, in attempting her rescue, also
went down, when the mayor dashed
in and broughiail--tnree Sshereuncon
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt has sehV
an urgent appeal to General Shatter
to reomve our troops from the fever
districts of Cuba. He says: "To
keep us here,- in the opinion of every
officer commanding a division or brig
ade, will simply involve the destruc
tion of thousands. There is no possible
reason for not shipping practically the
entire command North at once."
. A cablegram to the Boston Journal
from Ponce. Porto Kico. says. A tr.
mendous sensation has ocourredBr'tne
Sixth Massachusetts. -T-fee-frtetion be
tween the line officer e and the officers
of the biigade, which has been grow
ing ever since the command left Cuba,
reached a climax Monday, when Col
onel Woodward, Lieutenant-Colonel
Chafln, Major Taylor, Chaplain
Dousseanlt and Captain Goodell, com
pany K, resigned their commissions.
Aspecial to the Tribune from Wash
ington dated Wednesday says: Spain
has practically agreed to the terms of
peace without asking for their material
modification. The hour spent by Am
bassador Cambon at the White House
this afternoon not only removed all
doubt on this point, but sufficiently
indicated that a formal conclusion of
the negotiutioiis would be secured more
promptly than had been expected by
even the most sanguine. The charac
ter of the inquiries regarding certain
details demonstrated that Spain in all
sincerity was ready to end the war, the
sooner the better, but apparently could
not resist temporizing for a few days
for the sake of avoiding an appearance
of too great precipitancy in surrender
ing, and at the same time taking
advantage of the opportunity to gain a
few trivial concessions which would
be popular with Spaniards generally.
Minor News Items.
It is said that by a brave dash at a
Clitic) moment the negro troops saved
tho rough riderss from extermination
Official advices in Washington from
Santiago place the entire number of
oases of yellow fever in our army there
at 800 or less.
It is believed in San Francisco that
the monitor Monteiey will stop and take
possession of the Caroline islands en
route to Manila.
Tho French ship Olinde Rodriguez
was captured by the cruiser New Or
leans while trying to run the San Juan
blockade. The vessel had been warn
ed not to attempt to enter the port.
It oomes fiom a very reliable sonrce
that Admiral Cervera will lenounce his
allegiance to Spain and become a citi
zen of the United States. Admiral
Cervera, it is said, has come to this
conclusion for various reasons, the prin
iipftl being that he is convinced the
Spanish government will order a court
martial to try him for losing his ship
A dispacth from Santiago to Adju-iant-General
Corbin says the Lycan e
has been loaded with the Spanish sick.
It carried 1,000 and left Wednesday
The United States has magnani
mously offered to parole the 1,300 Span
ish naval prisoners taken at the de
struction of Admiral Cervera'a fleet,
whenever Spain is ready to repatriato
Had a rescue boat been sent out,
many of the victims of the La Bour
SOgne might have been saved. There is
ample evidence that some of them
.lung to wreckage for three or four
days before they perished.
Senator Morgan, of the Hawaiian
jommission, is quoted by the San
Francisco Call as saying that ex-President
Dole will be the first governor of
Hawaii, and not Minister Sewall, as re
cently reported. Tho senator added
that he had the best of reasons for be
lieving that Admiral Miller was carry
ing Dole's commission to the island.
Vessels arriving at Sa Francisco
from Oregon ad Puget sound ports have
reported sighting a dangerous derelict
in the path of navigation. It has been
surmised to be the wreck of either the
Jane Grey, Nomad or Forest Queen, all
of which are missing, and are possibly
adrift on the ocean. Captin Turner,
of the Iroquis, has received orders to
proceed to Mare Island, procure a sup
ply of explosives, and go in search of
the derelict that is a menace to navi
gation. He is either to tow it into
port or blow it up.
General Miles' invasion of Porto
Rico is progressing in an entirely satis
factory manner, and the Americans are
gaining ground daily His plan is to
have the troops march on San Juan
from four different directions. When
Schwan and Henry form a junction at
Arecibo there will be a formidable army
leady to march on San Juan. The for
age for horses is super b. Miles is giv
ing his personal atention to the man
agement of the details of the campaign.
He intends to press forward to San
loan, regardless of peace negotiations
until Washington orders hostilities to
Chaplain Mclntyre, of the battleship
Oregon, makes a severe arraignment of
Admiral Sampson and "Fighting Bob"
Eavns In connection with the naval
battle at Santiago. He said: "Samp
son reported himself within four miles
of the Cristobal Colon when she pulled
down her flags. He did not get a shore
of 'the prize monoy, for the ship must
be within four miles to share in the
money. Sampson will therefore get
$10,000 of the prize money, while Cnp
tain Clark, who fought with tho Oregon
as never a man fought with a ship be
fore, will get only $500, and you who
have had just exactly as much to do
with the battle as Sampson will not
get a cent. "
The total collections of wai tax in
Msit Northwest- Avrtxitt fes tfcfc first
month (July) amounted to nearly $200,
000. Owing to a scarcity of transports
most of the troops at San Farncisco
may have to romain there for some
Passengers report conditions at St.
Michaels aa extremely precarious.
Thousands of people are stranded and
relief must be sent by the government.
Three were killed and a number of
mail clerks severely injured at Canton,
Junction, Mass., Monday, by the ex
press mail special, from New York to
Boston, jumping the track.
The Hawaiian commissioners, Sena
tors Cullom and Morgan and Repre
sentative Hitt, have arrived in San
Francisco and will take passage for
MIonolulu on the Mariposa.
lSx-Mayoi Sutro, of San Francsico,
j dieaVMonday. He was the largest in
dividual property owner in the bay
city, tie super in tended tbe construc
tion of the Sutro eanal at Virginia
Work has began On the fortification? ,
at Point Wilson, Wash. These fortifi- j
tions will be constructed by the gov
ernment direct, and not by contract as
is the case with works on Admiralty
head and Marrowstone point. About
200 men will be employed and the work
will be pushed ahead as speedily as
circumstances will permit.
Carinerymen at Astoria have been
i offering five cents for salmon. The
! run of fish continues light and indica
j tions are that the pack will be at least
! 110,000 cases short of that of last year,
i This is dne in a great measure to the
fact that nearly every fisherman on the
j river has sold fish to the cold storage
j companies as they have paid half a cent
more tnan tne pacKers.
A Washington special to the Herald
says: In connection with the probable
selection of Secretary Day as one of the
peace commissioners, it is stated that
he will at an early date letiiefrom the
office of seoietary of state, and, after
concluding his labors as a member of
the commission, resume the practice
of law at Canton. Although this is the
first public announcement that Day in
tends to retire from public life, it has
long been known to his intimate friends
that when he accepted the portfolio he
did so with the 'understanding that he
would resign immediately after peace
was restored bewteen Spain and the
Word has heeu received at San Fran
cisco that on the day the news of an
nexation was received at Honolulu an
expedition, authorized by the Hawaiian
j republic, started on a 1,700 mile voyage
' to annex two islands to the Hawaiian
group. Tho islands in question are
Byer and Morell, about 100 miles apart.
The Hawaiian flag lias never been raised
I over these islands and Senator G. N.
' Wilcox was sent on the steamer Windale
formally to annex them to the Republic
i of Hawaii.
Telegrams have been forwarded to
Senator McBride, at Washington, to
' secure, if possible, the appointment of
a Pacific coast man on the peace com
Ex-President Harrison has accepted
the presidency of the United States
Sanitary commissoin, organizd to care
for the sick and wounded in the war.
Red Cross agents about Santiago have
saved many refugees from starvation.
Jamaica continues to be used as a
supply base for Spanish forces in Cuba.
Six hundred out of 3,000 Kansas vol.
unteers are school teachers.
Bloody Engagement at
SPANISH LOSSES WERE HEAVY
Repulsed After Hard Fighting Forces
of the Knemy Numbered Over Three
Thousand Rebels Remained Neutral
Fighting Lasted Four Hours.
London, Aug. 10. A dispatch from
Hong Kong says:
The German steamer Petarch left
Manila August 6 and has arrived here.
She reports that the Spanish soldiers
at Manila attacked the American camp
on the night of July 31.
The Spanish forces were over 3,000
strong. They charged the American
line several times. The fire of the
Americans broke the Spanish center,
and they retreated. Later, they made
a second charge, but shortly retreated
to the bushes, keeping up an incessant
Eleven Americans were killed, and
37 wounded. Spanish losses are re
ported to be heavy.
During the fighting the rebels re
San Francisco, Aug. 10. A special to
the Call, from Cavite, Aug. 6, via
Hong Kong, says:
The American forces engaged the
enemy before Malate on last Sunday
night, and compelled them to retreat
with heavy losses.
.Our troops lost 13 killed and 47
It has been impossible to ascertain
the exact losses of the Spanish.
The fighting lasted four hours.
The Americans engaged were part of
tbe Tenth Pennsylvania, First Cali
fornia and the Third regular artillery.
The Spanish led in the attack, at
tempting to dislodge our troops by a
flanking movement, from a strong posi
tion they have been holding near the
enemy's lines. The position is still
held by onr troops.
Monterey and Transports.
San Francisco, Aug. 10. A special
to the Call, from Cavite, dated Aug.
8, says: The three transports which
Bailed from San Francisco with Gen
eral Merritt, bur which were delayed
at Honolulu arrived today. The mon
itor Monterey also arrived.
Spanish Lou Heavy.
San Francisco, Aug. 10. A special
to the Examiner dated Manila, July
81, via Hong Kong, says: A
heavy engagement took place tonight
between the American and Spanish
forces at Malate. The Spanish made
an attack, attempting to turn our right.
After an hours' fighting they were re
pulsed. The troops engaged were:
First battalion, California volun
teers; Tenth Pennsylvania; first bat
talion, Third artillery, regulars, and
battery A, Utah.
Our loss was nine killed and 44
wounded. The Spanish loss was up
ward of 200 killed and 300 wounded.
Our volunteers made a glorious de
fense against upward of 3,000 of an
atttackng force. The battle raged for
Lisbon. Aug. 10. During the depart
ure of Dr. Campos Sal lea, president of
Brazil, by the trans-Atlantio liner
Thames for America (probably Buenos
Ayres) today two steamers that were
carrying friends to bid him fareweH
came into collissiori, swamping two
small boats. It is feared that no fewer
than 20 persons were drowned.
San Francisco, Aug. 10. The Pacific
Mail Ssteamship City of Panama ar-
' rived today direct from La Libertad
with a cargo consisting principally of
coffee. According to members of the
crew of the vessel, business in Central
'America is exceedingly dull. Gold is
very scarce, and the depreciation of the
j value of silver has greatly reduceed the
wealth of the population. Everything
is purchased outside, and nothing to
speak of is manufactured.
To Define Boundary Line.
New York. Aug. 10. Among the
matters to be considered by the joint
committee appointee! by the United
States and Great Britain, which is to
meet in Quebec on August 23, says the
Washington correspondent of the Tri
bune, are arrangements for the more
complete definition and marking of
any part of the boundary line between
the United States and Canada.
I The 8iamese have a great horror of
odd numbers, and were never known
' to put five, seven or nine or eleven
. windows in a house or temple.
ECBBTABY OF STATE DAT. PRESIDENT M'RISLIT, AMBAS8ADOB CAMBON OF FRANCE.
French Steamer Olinde Rodriguez
Wanted by Owners.
Paris, Aug. 10. The Temps today
says: "Fresh and energetic instruc
tions have beeri sent to M. Cambon, the
French ambassador at Washington, to
secure the release of the French steam
er Olinde Rodriguez. The minister
Tor foreign affairs for a week past has
pointed out to tbe United States that
her detention is arbitrary and illegal,
and laid stress on the fact that she has
diplomatic mail bags on board."
The Olinde Rodriguez was capturod
by the New Olroans on July 17 off San
Jnan de Porto Rico, and was taken as a
prize into Charleston, S. C. The Com
paigno General Transatlantique has de
clined America's offer to release the
steamer pending a legal decision.
Temps Has Hopes.
Paris, Aug. 10. The Temps says it
is to be hoped the noble resignation of
GEN. I.EOSABD WOOD.
MIHtnry Governor of &nnt'xo.
Spain will touch the heart of President
McKinley, and that he will consider it
honorable to show that if the United
States is strong, it is great and mag
nanimous enough to spare the van
quished enemy, not to abuso the vic
tory, and to desire by the generosity of
its acts to make the treaty with the
people they have learned to respect on
the battle-field a veritable pact of
MEN WHO FIRST DISCUSSED PEACE.
friendship. It is certain, the Temps
adds, that Spain will be rewarded for
her wisdom. Freed from the Cuban
incubus, she will regain energy and
vitality and march with joyful steps to
ward a calm and prosperous future.
Wanderer in Trouble.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 10. After an ex
citing trip to the coast of Cuba, the
Wanderer has returned here to get into
trouble. She came in early this morn
ing, and a large number of Cubans
LIEUT. COI. J. B. DOESr.
He carried Sluftor'l 4mnd for surrender t4
Santiago to tbe Spanish lines.
landed before she had settled her an
chor. It was found that she did not
have a clean bill of health from the
quarantine station, and no one else was
allowed to land by the collector of cus
Secretary Alger says there is no foun
dation for the report that tbe Cubans
have been cut off from rations.
Indemnity Demands Unrecognised.
Washington, Aug. 10. Relative to
the statement from Constantinople
that the Turkish government has de
clined to recognize the American de
mands for indemnity for outrages com
mitted upon American missionary es
tablishments in Turkey during the Ar
menian troubles, it is learned that this
answer was made some time ago, and
in fact has been consistently rendered
by Turkey whenever approaohed on the
Rioters Fired On.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 10. Early this
morning a mob tried to rescue three
negro teamsters of the legulai army,
incarcerated in jail .here. An armed
guard ordered them to desist, but the
mob opened fire on the jail. A volley
was then poured into the crowd from
an upper story of the building. The
wounded were carried away by their
comrades and the raid proved unsuc
cessful. The atmosphere is so clear is Zulu
land that it said objects can be seen by
starlight at a distance of seven miles.
BISMARCK'S BIG BLAZE.
North Oakota Metropolis Almost De
stroyed by Fire.
Bismark, N. D. , Aug. 10. Fire de
stroyed the best portion of the city of
Bismark this evening, licking up hun
dieds of thousands of dollars' worth of
property. The flames originated in
the agent's office of tbe Northern Pa
cific depot. Almost before they were
discovered, the entire building and the
immense warehouse of the company
were in flames. Oils and powder con
tributed fuel, and before the flames
could be checked, they had spread to
the Tribune office, Hare's hardware
store and an entire row of buildings.
The flames then leaped the street to
the magnificent First National bank
building, which melted away in a few
minutes. The Central block followed,
and the flames spread rapidly to the
postoffice, sweeping over the entire
block, and carrying down the post
office, Merchants' bank block. Griffin
block and all the intermediate frame
and brick structures. Fire then spread
across and devoured Kupitz's store and
the greater part of the block. The
flames also spread north an4 into a resi
dence block and completely destroyed it.
Firemen were powerless to check tho
inroads of the fire, which spread to
scores of buildings, licking them up as
so much waste paper.
The origin of the fire is unknown,
as no one was in the freight office when
it started. It is impossible to estimate
the loss tonight. All wires are burned,
the Western Union office being one of
the first to go. The railroad office was
also destroyed. A temporary cut-in
was made to handle imperative busi
ness. TERMS OF PEACE.
Spain Accepts All the American Condi
tions of Peace.
Madrid, Aug. 9. The cabinet coun
cil terminated after having completed
and approved the reply to tbe United
States, which, it is said, accepts the
Ameriacn conditions. The government
is fully convinced that the note will be
satisfactory to tho Washington govern
ment, and that a suspension of hostili
ties will be its immediate consequence.
Senor Sagasta, the premier, at noon
concluded his conference with tbe queen
regent. Her majesty approves the gen
eral lines of the reply of Spain to
America's peace terms, which Senor
Sagasta explained to her.
From a well-infoimed source it is
learned that while the answer does not
discuss the four bases which the United
States makes an essential preliminary
to peace and which Spain accepts with
out reservation, it points out that in
order to avoid the definitive negotia
tions being in any way complicated by
incidents of the war, it is expedient to
agree beforehand to suspension of hos
tilities. It is reported that Duke Almodovar
de Rio, the minister of foreign affairs,
and Mgr. Merry del Val, Spanish am
bassador to the Vatican, will be select
ed to represent Spain in the neegotia
tions. The newspapers make no comments
on the situation, owing to the strictness
of the censorship.
WANTED THEIR PAY.
Colored Troops Object to Going to the
Front Without Money.
Springfield, 111., Ang. 10. The
Eighth Illinois (colored) left for New
York today, en route for Santiago.
Considerable excitement was caused
by the mutiny of one of the companies
of tbe last battalion because they had
not been paid. Their payrolls were
improperly made out. Theie was much
dissatisfaction expressed, and tbe men
of company L yelled:
"We won't go unless we get our
"That's so, boysl" cried oat Captain
Lane, their commander.
Major Denison approached each man
in the camp and demanded to know
whether he would go to the train or
not, saying if he did not intend to go,
he must step out of the ranks. He
then ordered Lane to take the train,
under arrest. This awed the mutineers,
and they proceeded to the train.
A private of company K jumped out
of the train as it was about to start,
and endeavored to desert. Six shots
were fired at him without effect. He
was captured by the guards.
Washington, Aug. 10. The war de
partment has received a report from
General Gilmore saying that the Gns
sie, which was reported wrecked, is
Slcsbee's New Ship.
Washington, Aug. 10. Two import
ant changes in the command of vessels
of the navy were announced this after
noon by Secretary Long. Captain
Charles D. Sigsbee, who commanded
the battle-ship Maine when she met
her fate In tbe harbor of Havana ai d
who has been in command of the auxil
iary crniser St Paul since the war be
gan, bas been ordered to relieve Cap
tain John W. Philip of the commmand
of the battle-ship Texas, now undergo
ing repairs in New York. It is under
stood that Captain Philip will be as
iuned to shore doty.
reutlier at Guam.
FEARED SPANISH TREACHERY
By Prompt Action He Prevented Any
Underhand, d Work on the Part of
the Governor Spanish Prisoners
Protested and Pleaded.
Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 9. Tbe first
Jetails at firt hands of the Ladrone
islands reached Wheeling today in a
letter to Hon. Augustus Pollack, from
the naval officer who figured in the
leading role of the exploit, Lieutenant
William Uraunersreuther, executive
Dffioer of tbe cruiser Charleston. The
"United States Cruisers Charleston,
at sea and 1,000 miles from Manila
June 24. We have just carried out
our orders to capture the Spanish au
thorities at the capital of the Ladrone
islands, Agana. 1 was selected by the
saptain to undertake this job and given
60 men to land -with as a starter. I
went ashore to have a talk with the
governor about affairs, and tbe result
was that I did not lose even a single
man. The matter was all settled in
one day, and we are carrying witii us
54 sohliers Spanish) and six officors.
"I had the whole matter to handle
and did it up quickly. The captain's
instructions were to await a half hour
for an answer to his ultimatum, then
use my troopB. I waited, and in just
29 minutes the governor handed me
his sealed reply, addressed to the cap
tain of my ship out in tbe harbor, abuot
four or five miles off. I knew this
was sealed with the sole objeot of gain
ing time, and hence I broke the seal,
load the contents, tbe governor protest
ing and saying that was a letter for my
captain. I replied:
" 'I represent him here. You are
now my prisoners, senors, and will
have to come on board ship with me.'
"They protested and pleaded, and
finally tbe governor said:
" 'You camo on shore to talk over
matters and you make us prisoners in
stead.' "I replied: 'I came on tihore to
hand you a letter and get your reply.
In this reply, now in my hands, you
agree to sunender all under your juris
diction. If this means anything at all,
it means that you will secede to any
demand I may deem proper to make.
You will at noo write an order to your
military man at Agana, the capital
(this place was five miles distfftft), di-
t'.vMAv.w WoA to deli ir here at tfliS-f-
place at 4 P. M. (it was then 10:80 A.
M. June 21), nil arms and ammunition
and- all Spanish flags on tlie island
Each soldier is to bring his own rifle
and ammunition, and all the soldiers,
native and Spanish, with their officers,
must witness this.'
"They protested and demunod, say
ing there was not enough to do it; but
I said: 'Senors, it must be done.'
"The letteT was written, tead by me
and sent. I took all tho officers on
board with me in a boat, ami at 4 P.
M. went ashore again and rounded In
tne whole outfit. I vas three miles
away from my troops, and had only
four men with me. At 4 P. M., when
I disarmed 108 men ami two officers, I
had 46 men and three officers with me.
Tire keynote to the whole business was
my breaking the seal of that letter and
acting at once. They had no time to
delay or prepare any treacherous tricks,
and I got the drop on the whole outfit,
as they say out West.
"The native troops I released and
allowed to return to their homes un
restricted. They manifested groat joy
in being relieved from Spanish rule.
While it was harsn, it was war, and in
connection with the Spanish treachery,
it was all that could be done. Twenty
four hours yes, I believe even four
hours with a leadership of the gov
ernor, who was a lieutenant-colonol in
the Spanish army, would have given
them a chance to hide along the road at
Agana and at intervals in the dense
tropical foliage they could have almost
annihilated any force we could land.
The approaches to the landing, over
shallow coral reefs, would have made
a landing without a terrible loss of life
almost an impossibility.
"We have inoreased by conquost the,'
population of the United States by
nearly 12,000 people. The capital has
a population of 6,000 people. This
harbor in which we are is beautiful,
easv of access, plenty of deep water.
admitting of the presence of a large
,,mWnfvpSRelH at the same time, and
. . ,
is an ideal place ror a cuaimg biuhuu.
If our government decides to hold the
Philippines, it would then come in so
well; San Francisco to Honolulu. 2,100
miles; Honolulu to the island of Guam,
8,300, and thenoe to Manila, 1,600
mUes. With a chain of supply sta
tions like this, we could send troops the
whole year around if necessary, and
any vessel with a steaming capacity of
3500 miles could reach base of supplies.
"Tho details I" have soaicely touched
apon. but had the officials and soldiers
j reamed for one minute that they were
torn from their homes there
would, I feel sure, havo been another
story to tell, and I am convinced this
letter would never have been written.
"The captain, in extending to me his
" 'Braunersreuther, you'll nevei, as
long as you live, have another experi
ence such as this. I congratulate you
upon your work.'
"All this whole affair was trans
acted in Spanish. I had an interpre
ter with me, but I forgot all abont
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Two Killings in a Convict Camp.
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 9. A
double killing occurred at the convict
brickyard near here today. A convict
was adavneing with an ax on a guard,
when the guard shotand killed him.
A dispute rose over the killing be
tween Waide Hudson and A. Potts,
another guard. The lie was passed,
and Potts shot and killed Hudson.
CLOUDS OF WAR.
j fingiuiKl and Russia Prepare for Trouble
British Navy on the Alert.
London, Aug? 9. That extreme dip
lomatic tension exists between St. Pet
ersburg and London is generally admit
ted today, though officials deprecate
armists' reports Jwliich were cur
rent yesterday. It is hoped that the
Brmer stand adopted by the Marquis
of Salisbury during the last few days,
which seems to already created some
misgiving at Petersburg, will have the
desired affect in arresting Russian ag
gressiveness. As evidence of the fact
that Great Britain appreciates the
gravity of the situation, the press
learns that the admiralty is preparing
for all emergencies, and that it will
soon be ready to mobilize.
Every officer and man on furlongh
or half pay has been assigned to a ship
and instructed to be in readiness to join
at the earliest moment. Therefore,
practically every ship In the British
navy at the present moment has a full
war complement ready to go to sea
when the time arrives. According t.'i
Paris advices Admiral Bedelliere, com
manding the French China squadron,
has cabled a demand for reinforcements,
and a large credit to be applied to erect
ing fortifications. There is suspicion
here that the action of the French ad
miral means support of Russian designs.
FOR SAN JUAN
Miles' Army Begins Its Advance All
Columns Move North.
Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 9. A gen
eral advance of the American force
began this morning. Tbe remainder oi
General Ernst's brigade, consisting of
the advance center, constitued by two
batteries, moved out at 6 o'clock, and
a part of the Eleventh infantry, of Gen
eral Henry's division, started to the
left, toward Adjuntas.
Troop A, of New York, the Phila
delphia city troop, and troop H, of the
Sixth regulars, are conveying General
Brooke's transportation column along
the coast through Salinas to gAiroyo.
Wire communication with General
Brooke on the right has not yet been
Colonel Tice, of General Miles' staff,
will probably be assigned to the com
mand of the Sixth Massachusetts.
Ponce, Porto Rico. Aug. 9. Gen
eral Wilson has moved the headquart
ers of his division from Ponce, to
General Schwan, with the Eleventh
regiment infantry and two batteries,
moved today through Yauco, toward
General Brooke is moving north from
Guayama with 10,000 men
Seized a Custom-House.
Madrid, Aug. 9. An official dis
patch from Porto Rico says the Ameri
cans yesterday seized the custom-house
in the village of Fajardo, which place
was without a garrison.
An American column, the dispatch
also "says, supported by arttTisry, ad
vanced on Guayama. The Spaniards
made a brave defense, but were foroed
to withdraw to Alturae. Seventeen ol
the Spanish were killed.
ON THE BLOCKADE.
One Spanish Sloop Sunk,
Key West, Fla., Ang.
Hudson, which has been
cas on the north coast
9. -The tug
with the Un
sank a little Spanish sloop a few nights
ago and captured another one off Car
denas yesterday. The Spanish sloop
was the Christina and was loaded with
fish, a quantity of which was served up
for breakfast to the Hudson's men, who
had been out a month and had little
left in the way of provisions. Three
Spaniards who "were on the Christina
put off in their tender when they saw
the Hudson approaching and gained a
key just off shore.
The converted yacht Oneida also
came from the blockade today. She
reports that Friday a body of Spanish
infantry fired about 30 rifle shots at her
from a point on the beach several miles
west of Morro castle. The gunboat did
not return th fire.
EMBARKING THE IMMUNES.
Third and Fifth Regiments Arrival al
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 9. The Third
and Fifth regiments of United States
volunteers arrived here today and are
in camp awaiting transports to take
them to Santiago. The Third regiment
arrived this morning from Macon, and
the Fifth tonight from Columbus, Miss.
The transport Rio Grande arrived to
night and is loading the baggage of the
Fifth regiment, two battalions of which
will go on board tomorrow and will
sail at noon.
The Leona is expected in the morn
ing. The Minnewaska is delayed
through an accident to hi machinery
and is not expected before Tuesday.
She will carry the Third regiment, com
manded by Colonel Patrick Ray.
All of the officers and men are anx
ious to get away. There is no lack of
enthusiasm among them, and the ap
peals that have been made to the war
department to save tbem from Santi
ago, the men of both regiments say,
are without authority and misre
present them by discrediting their
Went Through a Bridge.
Utioa, N. Y., Aug. 9. Tonight
two cars on the Belt line trolley road
went through Bradley's bridge near
YVhitesboro, and 17 passengers were
precipitated in the Erie canal. Miss
Mary Brady, of this city, was the only
person killed. Several were Injured.
London, Aug. 9. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Mail says:
Russia is now practically in possession
of the New Chwang, and "the open
door" in North China is already shut.
Captain Clark's Breakdown.
Washington, Ang. 9. A good deal
of concern is felt at the navy depart
ment over the breakdown of Captain
Clark, of the Oregon. No information
has been received as to the nature of
the captain's illness, and all that is
known is that the medical board order
ed him home. He will recuperate In
the North, Captain Barker, of the
Newark, has been assigned to tbe com
mand of the Oregon.
Red Lodge, Mont., Ang. 9,-George
Savage "hot and killc J. W. Nelson
1 today. .
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
Reiorteel by Downing. Hopkins & Co., Inc.,
Bttard oi Trade Brokers, 711 to 714 Chamber of
cAmmerce building, Portland, Oregon.
UTI.anf ia Vii.iinir li n 1 . 1 1 i i L- K farmarB
I T T IH ill to "i' 1 1 ....... . ... . . .... .i-.
who refuse to sell at present figures.
Jt must not be expected that there will
be a free movement until the spring
wheat starts. The majority of the
wheat delivered in the past 30 days
has gone to exporters to fill contracts
made months ago. The buying to fill
these contracts has taken the bulk of the
arrivals, so that millers and elevator
people have had to compete most of the
time with exporters. The July deal is
now out of the way. Foreigners are heav
ily short of September and December,
and until receipts increase the export
ers will find it difficult to fill their con
tracts unleBS they have taken advan
tage of the breaks to cover. Every one
admits there' is more than enough
wheat to go around, and the trade is
Prospects, in the northwest are for a
200,000-bushel crop or about the same
as harvested in 1895. Elevator men
there are also hedging here.
In Europe the crop situation, as com
piled by Broom hall of the Liverpool
Corn Trade News, was given as follows:
The warm breezy weatherin the Uni
ted Kingdm of the past 17 days has
been of almost inestimable value to
farmers. The ceral crops at tbe same
time have come in at a great pace, and
if only a ootinuance of bright sunshine
could be assured for another 17 days,
harvest would be in full swing in many
important districts. Unfortunately the
weather is now unsettled indeed, the
summer seems to be completely broken
Wheat Walla Walla, 58c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 61c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3. CO; graham,
$3.10; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 42c; choice
gray, 40c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $21; brewing,
$22 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $15 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $15.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover. $10
11; Oregon wild hay, $9 10 per ton.
Eggs Oregon, 14c per dozen.
Butter Fancy creamery, 35 40c;
fair to good, 32 o; dairy, 2530o
Cheese Oregon full cream, 11(31 12c;
Young America, 12)c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50 per
dozen; hens, $4.00; springs, $2.003;
geese, $3.004.50; ducks, young, $3
4.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 10
12fc'c per pound.
Potatoes Oregon Bur hanks, 50 65c
per sack; new potatoes 50G5c.
Onions California red, $1.25 per
Hops 5 (si 12 '-2jHd for new
Eastern Oregon, 812c; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 3c; dressed mutton. 7c;
spring lambs, 9c per lb.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.75;
light and feeders, $3. 004.00; dressed,
$6.50i.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, 3.50$3.75;
cows, $2.50 3. 00; dressed beef,
66c per pound.
Veal Large, 66c; small, 78c
Vegetables Potatoes $12 16 per
Beets, per sack, $1; turnips, 75c;
carrots, $1. 100; radishes, I2ac; Cali
fornia onions, $1.10; cabbage, ljo.
Fruits California lemons, fancy,
$5.00; choice, $3.50; seeding oranges,
$1.50(i' 1.75; California navels, fancy,
$33.25; choice, $2.502.75; ban
anas, shipping, $2.252.75 per bunch;
strawberries, $1.50 per crate.
Butter Fancy native creamery,
brick, 22c; ranch, 14 16c; dairy, 12l2
15o; Iowa, fancy creamery. 22c.
Cheese Native Washington, 11
U)c; Eastern cheese, llllc.
Meats Choice dressed beef steers,
prime, 7c; cows, prime, 6o; mut
ton, 7c; pork, 77!t.; veal, 58c.
Hams Large, 10c; small, 11c;
breakfast bacon, 1 1 '-4.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
14c; dressed, 16c; spiing chickens,
$2. 60 3. 75.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 84o; steel
heads, 78o; salmon trout, 9 10c;
flounders and sole, 8 4c; herring, 4c.
Oysters Olympia oysters, per sack,
$3.50, per gallon, solid, $1.80.
Wheat Feed wheat, $21.
Oats Choice, per ton, $26.
Corn Whole, $24; cracked, $24,
feed meal, $24.
Feed Chopped feed, $1721 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $17; oil
cake meal, per ton, $35.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$25; whole, $24.
Flour Patent, $4.10, bbl; straights,
$3.85; California brands, $5.50; buck
wheat flour, $6.50; graham, per bbl,
$4.25; whole wheat flour, $4.50; rye
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Hay Puget Sound mixed, $8 10;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Eggs Paying I8I8.L3C, selling 20
San Francisco Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 10 14c per
dound; Oregon, Eastern, 10 12c; Val
ley, 1517c; Northern, 1415c.
Millstuffs Middlings, $1820.00;
bran, $15.50 10.00 per ton.
Onions New. 7080c per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20c; do
seconds, 20c; fancy dairy, 18c; good
to choice, I5I6.V2C per pound.
Eggs Store, 14l6c; fancy ranoh,
Citrus Fruit Oranges, navels, $2.00
2.86; Mexican limes, $6.00; Cali
fornia lemons, 1.00$1.50; do choice,
$1.50(32.00; per box.
. The curious experiment has been per
formed by Rev. F. C. Lambert of fixing
a photographic negative before attempt
ing to develop it. He announces tho
surprising result that, using a silver
Intensifying developer, the image can
be brought out even after the plates
have been exposed to foil daylight.
The most violent thunder storms are
experienced in Fieftch Guiana.