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BVOBNS CITY ORKOON
DOINGS OF THE WEEK
A OoinoUU K.tI.w of tha ToUf rnabl
Haw f Tfcl All "or-
Free swimming baths are to ba con
structed in Portland.
A salmon weighing MS oonrlii bM
bean ibippad from Portland to the
Tha Egyptian government ha deflnl
t . 1 v refused to permit the Hpauiah fleet
to ooal at Port Said.
It 1 reported on apparently good
authority that the water aupply of
Santiago haa been cut off.
The Spaniih troop at Calmannit
and other point in the interior of tha
province of Santiago, are atarvlng.
Manila dispatches received at Madrid
nnder date of June 24, nay the Span
lards are determined to fight to the
death, and that when the American
troop arrive deiperate fighting will oc
cur on land and sea.
The passage leading to the Inner har
bor of Ouantanatno haitsrr ha been
thoroughly cleaned of mine by
liunchea from the Dolphin and other
hip. Kight mine, weighing 180
1 Is each were taken ap nnl ent to
dock, where they will Im cleaned before
they are pot Into the American water.
A diipatch received at Washington
Wednesday evening aay: General
Shatter ha )uat repnrtod to General
Mile that he can take Santiago in 48
hnura, but indicate that the undertak
ing may involve cousiderublo loas. II
ha information of the approach of
H.00O Spanish reinforcement from
Mauzanilhi, and it I believed that ho
intend to take the town Imme diately,
and thai now of a battle may be el
peeled at any time. Tlio Spanish re
inforcement refenel to are now with
in 64 mile of Santiago.
lufnrmtion ha been received from
Manzanillo to the effect that five bat
talion of Spaniih trooi, which left
that city several day ago to relnlorco
General I.inare returned to Manza
nillo two days after departure. This
is regarded as indioatlng the failure uf
the Spanish attempt under command
of (ieneral Pando to rush 10,000 train
ed troop to the defense of Santiago.
This ntw ha aet at lest the fears of
both the American and Cuban com
manders. They lielieve that Pando'
men either were unequal to the difll
oult march from Manzanillo to Santi
ago, or olc (Ieneral Linares, realising
tiie hoplessnes of bis position, sent
word thai it was useless lo send addi
tional troops to that point.
Admiral Sauiion icport that tho
auxiliary oruiaei Si. Paul arrivud off
Santiago Monday and discharged her
troop. Captain Sigsbco reiorta that
on Wednesday afternoon while off San
Juan, he waa attacked by a Spunish
unprotected cruiser and the Spanish
torpedo-boat Terror The Terroi mada
a dash, which was awaited by the St.
Paul Shots from the guns of the St.
Paul hit the Terror three times, kill
ing one officer and two men and wound
ing several other. The Terror drop
ped back undei cover of the formica
tions with difficulty, and wa towed
into harbor in a sinking condition,
whore she is now being repaired. Later
the cruiser and guuliouts started out
again, but remained under protection
of tho fort.
Uy proclamation iuued Tuesday tho
protidont gave notice of the intention
of the government to assume the for
midable task of blockading about 600
miles of the Cuban coast line in addi
tion to the section already blockaded,
and also to blockade San Juan, Porto
Rico. Thil increase the extent of tho
blockade on the Cuban coast fully four
fold. The demands upon the navy
will not be nearly so heavy in proper
lion to the territory coveted as in tha
case of the initial blockade, for tho
reason that the new blockaded coast
lie entirely within the great bight on
the south coast of Cuba, in which wa
ter is generally very shallow, and tho
atrt are few into which a vessel could
cuter. The most imortant of these
irt aro Manaanillo, Trinidad and
Orders have been issued for the im
mediate sailing of anothei large expe
dition to reinforce Shatter. The sol
dier will sail from Tampa and will
number 0,000 men. It I understood
they will be taken from (Ieneral Sny
der's second division of the Fourth
army corps. Kight transports will carry
the expedition to Key West, wheie
thev will he joined by a strong naval
convoy ami proceed to Santiago. Prep
arations have been proceeding vlgoi
ously for omc days, but the rigid cen
sorship at Tampa prevented a word go
ing out regarding the expedition.
Snyder's Second division, the Fourth
army corps, looked upon by tho war
department as the one best equipped
for an immediate start, i now at
Tampa, and is made up of three brig
ade and nine regiments, which include
both regular and volunteer.
There is no abatement In the de
maud lor the new war bond. Kxperta
agree that the total of individual sub
scriptions will not exceed the flO.000,
The submarine boat Argonaut ha
completed a ran of 200 mile under
and on the water of the Chesapeake
bay between Italtimore and Noifolk,
Vs., and Simon Lake, the inventor,
expresses confidence in being able to
cut the wire or destroy mines laid to
protect any harbor in the world.
The collapse of a building at Uiot,
France, killed ;to person.
II the sun wa to be divided into
smaller planet it would make 1,810,
0U0, each the slae of the earth.
The interantional fishery oongicss,
organised at Tampa last year, ha
been invited to meet in Paris during
the exposition, and has accepted tho
Tho diacoveiy ha been made that
metal tilings of Any kind can be ooin
piaaaeJ into bar which will itaud aa
aevere tests a the original bar which
supplied the tiling.
The diipotche report that a general
assault on Santiago by the loud and
too force of the United States began
President McKlnley bs appointed
George Bruce Cortellyon, of New York
assistant eeoretary to the president, to
fill the additional poaltinn of that grade
recently created by oongrea.
Officials of the United State em
bassy discredit the Madrid diipatch
saying that Oamara had passed through
the Sues canal. They lay he had not
eutered the canal Firday morning.
It ii tho general understanding
among army officer! here that the next
expedition to tho Philippine will get
off about July II. Tbo fleet will con
sist of the Peru, City of Puebla. Aca
puleo, Umatilla and Pcnniylavnia.
According to a dispatch received Fri
day by the Spaniih minister of marine,
st Madrid, Admiral Camara, in com
mand of the Spanish fleet recently at
Port Hold, ha passed through the Sues
anal, apparently on his way to the
Tho Porto Rican expedition, which
is the next number on the war pro
gramme after the surrender of Santi
ago, ia to Is; led by Major-( Ieneral John
It. HriMike, now commanding the Kir-t
imiy corps at Chickamagua, who will
he made military governor of tho ill
and after its capture.
Colonel Allen, in charge uf the signal
station at I'laya del Kste, Friday morn
ing telegraphed to Washington that
the light was growing furious in all
direction. At the time at which lie
nt the telegram eight Americana and
nine Cubans had been wounded. The
Spaniards were shelling the American
is they advanced, ami Siirnpson's fleet
was hotly engaging the fort.
According to truitworthy intelli
gence (rom Manila, the Spanish gOW
nor-general h is made arrangements for
a meeting with Admiral Dicdrich
commander id the Herman naval
force in the Far Hast), in order to
pioposo iii l -half of the Span inh gov
eminent that Manila should he handed
into provincial charge of a neutral
commander. The prosisul was reje, led
hi Do dried, in Tiew of the American
The Japanese cruiser Matsushima ar
rived at I long Kong Friday (rom Ma
nila, which port sho left on the after
noon of Monday. June 27. She i. -ports
iit.it the American transports had not
then arrived. The situation wa un
changed, the Spaniard continuing to
erect defense ami the insurgents oc
cupying posit iona within about 3,000
yards of the city. Food Is growing
scarcer. The Matsushima repotti also
that when she left Manila harlsir there
were live (leimau and four British
Tho president hai intimated that
another call for volunteer will soon
Captain P. II. Cooper, superintend
ent of the naval academy, bus been se
lected to command the cruiser Chicago.
The Kgyptian government has decid
ed to notify Admiral Camara that the
continued presence of the Spanish
Heel at Port Said is violating neutral
ity, and that the warships must leave.
Secietary Long said that he understood
Catuara's Meet had paid the canal
dues, and the presumption ia that they
will com ii the voyage.
Tho war department has received
the welcome information today that
military telegraph station have been
cHtahlishcd at St. Villa, in the center
of the pi enon t military operations, and
that this lino runs lo a point near
Agundore, where it connect with the
French i able line, thus hi inging I Ien
eral Shatter into direct communication
with the department.
Corporal llucht. Seventh infantry,
who with seven men wa Kent out
seven miles from Santiago was found
by (ieneral Shatter Thursday afternoon
and sent into camp. The party had
repeatedly seen the Spaniards, who did
not ofter to molest them, and the
Americans sent the day us if enjoying
a picnic In the woods. Tho corporal
said that hT ho bad had with him a
Midi' lent force he could have biought
In 40 Spanish prisoners.
The camp conditions DOai Santiago
continue hard. Heavy rains set every
thing afloat. Katious, however, are
being served out regularly, hut they
arc -till not plentiful. Oltlcers ami
men fare alike. The lattei art Millcr
lllg during the cold nights from lack ol
blankets thrown away on the march.
Those have bsM appropriated by the
Cubans, who take everything insight,
and do as little as possible. On the
whole, ib. v actually (are better than
Consular Agent Bioadbsnt has just
(ado a master stroke, which lie re
ports to the department While the
Spanish ships were seeking srmission
of the Egyptian government to take
ooal at PoH Said, the consular othYcr
succeeded in quietly buying up all the
imiiI available at that place. This
amounted to 1,000 tons and it is in a
gisid place to tie shipped to Dewey, to
serve as a base of supplies lor Watson's
Kastern squadron, when it enteisthe
Mediterranean, or to coal any Ameri
can vessel that may pass through the
Sue canal bound to the Asiatic sta
tion. in Vcnesuel the revolution which
has prevailed for the past six months
ended by the defeat and capture of
Hotniwdn. its leader.
A horse will live 28 days without
food, merely drinking water.
Representative Davidson, of Wiscon
sin, has introduced a bill increasing
the army ration by the addition of
one-quarter of pound of pure Ameri
can cheese. A similar bill lias been in
lrs I need by Kepiesentalive ('bickering,
of New York.
In ihe tlrst live months of isnH more
rain tell In Kansas than during the
whole of last year.
For over 100 year a weekly distri
bution of bread haa taken place at St.
John' chapel, one ol tho Trinity p.u
Ish churcbe. New York city.
According to Nilison, the soologist,
the weight of the Greenland whale is
100 tons, or 314,000 pminJs, or equal to
that ol 88 rlephanta. or 440 bears.
The presidi-nt ha granted s pardon
' to Captain John D Hart, now serving
1 lenience of two year (or engaging In
. Uhluslciiiiy exiieditieu tu Cuba,
A BATTLE' BEGIN
Santiago Attacked by
the Land and Sea
ENEMY'S OUTER WORK-STAKED
Morru ' sad the Porta Borabardrd
by the Pleat Vrsuvlai 0001 II"
llfismlU (loin With Oood effect -Carrara's
Ships fired I'pon Troops-
Plsya del Kate, July 8. A general
assault on tho city of Ssrrtisgo by the
Isnd snd ses force of the United Htstes
began st 7 o'clock this morning.
General Luwtnn advanced and took
jsrsaession of Kl Oauoy, a suburb of
Morro castle and the other forts st
the entrance of the liar bor were bom
barded by our fleet. The VesuTioi
used her dynamito guns with good
The Spanish fleet in the harbor Ured
on the American tioops, who wero very
close to the city.
Hard fighting all ulorrg the American
lino wu in progress at I o'clock.
Nine wo'indod t Cubans havo lieon
Siboney, July 3. At 1 o'clock this
ultemoon, alter six hour' terrillc light
ing, the Spaniard began to leave their
entrenchment and rotreuted into tha
Many American wore wounded, arid
an- being brought in. One man hud
IhiIIi -urns shot off and was wounded in
one hip, but wus laughing.
Hurtle I'onlliiiieJ t mil llitrk.
Pluya del Kste. July I. The fighting
continued until dark. Our forces ear
ned the enemy' outer works, and have
occupied them this evening.
The battle will probably bo resumed
Tha American Ion ra heavy. Hone
estunstos place it at 600 killed and
Shatter'! Official Iteport.
Washington, July 3 The war de
partment haa received tho following
from (Ieneral Shutter, dated at Sibo
ney: "Huve hnd a very heavy engagement
today, which lasted from 8 A. M. un
til sundown. We huve carried their
outer work and are now in possession
of than There is now about three
quarters of a mile of open between my
line and the city. Uy morning, the
tr-.op- will be entrenched, and consid
erable augmentation of the force will
be there. (Ieneral Lawtnu' divilon
and (Ieneral Hate's brigade have been
engaged all day iir carrying Kl (Juuoy,
which waa accomplished at 4. P M.
Am well in line, and will rest in front
.d Santiago during the night. 1 icgret
to say that our casualties will be above
400. Of these not many were killed.
i hi. in- nt l the Westward.
Washington, July 3. Air official
diipatch was received last night at the
war department continuing the press
repot that Shutter had sMl back on
transports to Acvrrrwleros, whence they
came, '.',000 of Garcia' Cubans. The
purpose ii a double one, tint, to pro
vent reinforcements coming into San
tiago fom Manzanillo on the west, und
second to prevent the retreat in that
direction uf tho Spanish garrison of
Pled the Wnr i;.,ii
Washington. July 3. den. (Iroely
bus the following from Siboney:
"Saw the war balloon up near San
tiago lust night from the flagship ol
Admiral Sampson, where I wus observ
ing it. ALLEN."
To Slop I'molii.
I'laya del Kite, July 3. It i be
lieved that (Ieneral Garcia, whose
torci w taken to the east to co
operate with the Tinted States army in
the capture of Santiago, will be sent
hack with 3,000 of his men to stop the
advance of (Ieneral 1'undo, the Spaniih
commander, who, with 8,400 trKi
and a quantity of cattle, was repotted
at u point Tl miles from Mituxunillo,
going east towards .Santiago. Accord
ing to Information which reached the
tlugxhip New York today from Colonel
Itios, in command of the Cuban camp,
(ieneral Pan do started from .Manzanillo
June f, ami is traveling at the rate of
10 miles a day. The distance to Sun
tiago ia A7 miles, and the roadl am
rough aud difficult to travel. The Cu
bang now opposing Pando number only
about 300 men.
Mellcles llelleval llroiike.
Washington, July 3. Brigadier
(Ieneral Penning, recently teheved
from duty at Camp Pluck, waa today
ordered to proceed to Atlanta to relievo
Qanetal Brooke of the command of the
department of the (lull. This order
does not effect Brooks' command of the
Firit army corp. in camp at I'lucka
manga, and w hich is to proceed to
Tampa foi embarkation to Santiago,
either to reinforce Shaftei's army or to
invade Porto Kieo.
Berlin, July 3. The following dis
patch has been revived from Hong
Kong: According to trustworthy in
telligence from Manila, tho Spanish
governor-general ha made arrange
ments for a meeting with Admiral
Diedrichs t commander of the (ierman
naval lorces in the far East,) in order
to propose in behalf of the Spanish
government that Manila should be
bunded into provincial charge of a neu
tral commander. Tho proposal was
rejected by On .Inch- in view of tha
The Manila new via Hong Kong re
terring to the action of Admiral Died
richs may ba looked ti on a being a
eiiu-ofticial note, a it waa iuued by a
unofficial news agency here.
Aulcned to the I Ml i
Washington, July 1. Batteries H
and M, of the Sixth Unite. 1 State ar- ;
tilleiy, now on duty at Fort Mver, j
have been assigned for duty to the
Philippines. They will start on their
truni-contincntal journey next Tuee-
The number of churchea in Chicago
haa g'owa (root 157 in 1870 to 099.
NOT IN SIGHT.
Usssjsjasj Tro.pt H, . Wot M
Washinfton. July i While not pro
lil in his utteranoe Admiral Dewey
loses no opportunity to keep the nary
lepartment informed of the stste of
.flairs at Manila. A diiputch came
from him today dated Caivte. June 27,
rerfirtiug that condition ore practical
ly unchanged, making no mention of
the arrival of reinforcement!. He had
some other matter! of intereit, hot
they wore not of a character that could
properly be made public at this stage.
For ..ne thing It can lie itsted Uiat
Admiral Dewey has bean paiticular to
avoid committing his government to
any particului line of action respecting
the future of tho Philippines Of to do
anything that would embarrass (Ieneral
Merritt In framing a policy to rneei
the needs of the case when he arrive-,
lie had made no ol!h ml pledges to the
irrsurirent lesder. although he hns not
hesitated to openly praise hii good pol
ilici aud his accomplishment!.
Mpllt In lu. urgent Haoki-
llorig Kong, July 3. According to
letters from Cavite dated June 211, the
insurgent occupy the whole of Bolu
can province, occasional skirmishes oc
curring. The insurgent captured tl c Spanish
ship Bakol in Kayaho bay while sho
was landing 600 troops. A stubborn
fight occurred, In which the Spanish
commander, a lieutenant-colonel, was
The insuigents have captured the
governor of Bulucan, together with his
wife and children.
Aguinaldo placid under arrest the
rebel leaders Artachio and Ssndico for
having revealed the fact that the
steamer Puig, recently sciwd by the
Hong Kong authorities, was laden with
arms for the insurgents. Sundico ap
pealed to Consul Williams, and was
liberated. He Is irow on board the
Nausban. It is feared that the inci
dent will cause a split in the insurgent
party, Sundico being influential and
the only insmgent leader capable of
administration. Tho insurgent! lear
that Agnlnalda will shoot Artachio un
less Admirul Dewey interfere, a lie
suspects that sandico intended to form
an opposition party.
Jurugua, via Kingston, July I.
General Oarcia and a, 000 insurgent!
from the mountains west of Santiago
wore brought hero today on American
transports. Fully 0,000 insurgent! aro
now concentrated near Juragtta. The
mujorilv arc well armed, but all are
badly t'othod. They aru accustomed
to the hush-whacking methisls of the
Spaniard-, and are fuimliur with every
truil in the vicinity of Santiago. A
conference between Shatter and (Jarcia
will be held tomorrow to further con
sider plan of co operation of the two
Uaruiu'a plan ia to march his entire
arrrry overturn! along the northern
couit, keeping in touch with the Amer
ican army. As soon as possible Oarcia
will effect a junction with Qr z'
forces, now west of Havana. The Cu
ban leaders plan to have 30,000 insur
gents beforo Havana when the time
comes for investment of that city.
Ooafataaaa at rrr sni,i.
New York, July 3. A special to the
Tribune, dated at Port Said, Egypt,
June 80, II P. M., says:
The Spnnish cotipul-gencrul, who
came here lust night, received this
morning a nonik'r of dispatches from
the Duke of Almodovar, minister ol
foreign uffuirs, and immediately ufter
wurds held a long conference w ith Ad
miral Camara on hoard the Pelayo.
At 1:30 o'clock the Isla de Luzon ar
rived. She has a crew of 111) men, her
armament consists of two heavy gun
and she carries 1,300 tons of coal and
a large supply of provisions,
an. ii i (lr to Sen.
London, July 3. A dispatch to
Lloyd's from Port Said, dated 10:40
o'clock tonight, says that the Pelayo,
Emperudor, Cailo Quinto, Oaada,
Pstriotu, Duenoa Ayrea, Isla de Panay,
Rapldo, sun sTranoiaoo, lala da Luzon
ami San Ignucu de Loyu huve gone b
Port Said, July 3. Admiral Cama
ra' ship have moved outi-idc of the
harbor in order to coal from their own
uolllers. The Spanish colliers
Colon and Covangadu have also entered
the Sues canal.
Fade KepnrU From i ..trld.
Madrid. July 3. According to a dis
patch rtoalved tuday hi the Spanish
Minister of Marine, Admiral Cuinura
in command of the Spanish fleet re
cently at Port Said, lias passed
through the Suez canal, apparently on
bin way to the Philippine.
London, July 9. Officials of the
United States embassy discredited the
Madrid dispatch aaytng that Camara
bus nassed through the Suez canal
They -ay he had not entered the oanul
Kingstou, Jamaica, July 3. A news
paper dispatch-boat, tho Elay, wont
sthore last night at Kocky Point, at
the eastern end of Jamaica. She Will
probably go to pieces. Langdon Smi
ley, a correspondent, was on Ismrd of
her at the time.
Oaletatl Sh.ken ITp.
Redding, Cal., July 3. A special
train carrying the official of the I'nion
Pacific raiimad was wrecked this even
ing lietw.ien Hmltbloa and Delta, alsmt
3fi mile north of liedding. Although
receiving a severe shaking np none of
the official- weie injured. The engi
neer and Sicilian were hurt, but not
seriously. The engine jumped the
track in a cut, but the couches stayed
on the rails. The train was dcluved
Spanlah ( harts rr XT allow.
Washington July 3. The navy do
puittueiit standi! pressing tho ar
rangements for the dispatch to the
Mediterranean of ihe Eastern squadron
under Commodore Watson. An evi
dence of this purpose was made visible
today in the packing and forwarding
of boxes of . harts of all the waters
likely to be traversed by Watson's
squadron, direct!) to the ship off San
tiago. Cut flowers can he tinted almost any
I, nired color by means ol analine dye
which are absvrbed with the water.
ARMY IN CAMP
l:uur Miles From
ENGINEERS HARD AT WORK
Arllllerr Bdj Tafceo l Over IUd
MouDtaln llod-(tieral Hhartor at
tha Froul-Spanlardi llol.ted Hod
. .... i i.e. Over tho flly.
Off Juruaga, Province of Santiago do
Cuba, via Kingaton, July 3. The force
of the American army i being mobil
ized us rapidly a posaible in the vicin
ity of Aguadorus, four mile from San
tiago do Cuba. The moment the tedi
ous tusk ia completed, the attack on
Spain' last ditch In Eastern Cuba will
l begun. When that will begin
Shutter himself cannot say. The troops
can lio moved without serious delay,
and uro pushing forward rapidly, but
the movement of the pucktrains,
wagons, ambulance and artillery ia
From Duiquiri, where the artillery
was landed, to the present point of eon
c si itl ition, the road run through a
tangle of undergrowih up and down
steep hillsides and over treacherooa
swanip-liorderod streams foi a diatance
of over 13 miles. Through thi con
tinuous thicket the vanguard of the
army ii cutting its way. Engineers are
at unrk leveling tho track and tilling
pits, while a lurge forco of regular and
volunteers, with axos, aided by Cuban
with machete, are hacking down tree
and clearing out tho brush. A few
light guns have already reached this
position. The oige guns are not yet
within live mile- of the vanguard.
(Ieneral Shatter left his ship today
und took quarters with Ocnerul Wl ler
ut the fiunt. Hii uppearunce there gave
rise to a rumor thut un uttuck would
oi cur tomorrow, but the duff officers
say it is impossible to got the army in
hluis to strike u blow for several days.
Alsiut 3,000 troops are cumped four
mile! east of the besieged city, and the
lemulnder of tho forces stretch along
the road from there to Jurugua und
Daiquiri. The advance forces ure in a
semi-circle, tho left Hank resting two
miles fiom there under command of
Qenaral Chaffee with tl stroma right
under command of Colonel Miles, about
a mile to the northwest. Beginning
with the Twelfth infantry at the ex
treme left, the Seventh, Seventeenth,
Fourth, Twenty-fifth and Tenth infan
try extend to tha right in order named.
Heyond them picket lines are estub
llshed three-quarters of a mile nearer
Santiago city, being In plain sight of
Qenaral Chaffee's and Colonel Mill's'
Much amusement haa been caused
among the officers by the largo number
of lied Cross tluga flying from buildings
in Suntiago. Seven such flugs have
been counted today, mid it i reported
thut two more were hoisted tonight.
They are all flying from the lurgest und
most prominent buildings, and our offi
cers nay the Spanish soldiers evidently
intend to thus try to protect every
place in the city offering a good mark
for the Aniciicun artillery.
For the past day or two landings
have been w ithout incident. The hos
pital corps has tin;-! . i it! camp and
several patients are already under good
treatment. There are quite a few
cases of measles under the care of the
physicians, tmt u majority of the cases
of sickness are the result of heat and
the extreme hardships the men huve
undergone, particularly in waiting for
shelter and food during the landing.
The fleet he silently and grimly
waiting for the moment to come when
it -hall finally measure its strength
with the harbor butteries. All day
long, four American men-of-war lav
within a mile and a half of Morro's
guns, but not a shot was exchanged.
The sailors on board could almost have
exchanged words with the soldiers
aabora, und the fact that the Spaniards
did not risk a shot is taken to indicate
that they are very short of ammunition.
The Indiana, Iowa, Now Orleans and
Mussachuse It could easily have been
hit as they lay almost motionless with
in easv range, but Morro might bo a
country Kboolboutt for all the hostile
demonstration it made.
Word was received by liear-Admiral
Sampson today thut the Spanish -up
ply-boat Purisima OoDOtpolon, which
MOapd from Jamaica recently, has ar
rived safely at Tunas, thu port of
Sancti Spiritus, on the southern coast
of the province of Santa Clara. Tho
naval officers here uie much chagrined
at the fact that the steamer got away.
In in. Suet ( oi ,
Madrid, July 3. In an interview
this ulteimsiii Lieutenant-Colonel Cor
rea, minister of war, asserted thut Ad
miral Camara' squadron had begun
the p.i--iigc of the Sue?, canal. He
also announced that the Victoria, the
Nuiuancia, the Alfonso XIII and the
Lebanto, all armored cruisers, aro
ready to form tho third squadron.
Merritt II .- (lone.
San Francisco, July 3. The steamer
Newort, with (Ieneral Merritt on
board, sailed this morning tor the
Philippines. General Merritt is very
anxious to avoid an encounter witii
any vessel from the Spanish navy, and
will issue orders to the fleet at 'Hono
lulu tu make all possible speed to the
In a civil service examination in
England there were l,8firt failure- in a
class of 1,B3.
To !!... ..!. , to Vote.
Washington, July 3. The senate
BOMalttaa OO privileges ami elections
today reported the bill allowing sol
diers to vote in tho Held. The com
mittee decided upon thi action at a
meeting today .md in doing so divided
upon party line, with the Kepublicans
supporting and tho Democrats oppos
ing it Senator Hoar gave ntoice that
he would take an early opportunity to
call the bill up for action.
At Maina, Germany, instruction In
cooking ii obligartoy for girls in public
r.nar-n i-oTrrnN I A1TIPT I t'TTTTT
Pr.par.oa tor I" H.ld. Wall. Canr.r.
Washington, July 3 It wa an
nounce.! at the navy department this
afternoon that the Spanish Cadia
squadron had paid the heavy Huea
canal tolls and wos about to proooed
eastward through the canal, though
this statement was probably erroneous,
in view of tho later report to the
press indicating that the Spanish ves
sel wero flopping for repaira. The
adivces only haitencd preparations
making for the departure of Cororao
lora Watson' Eastern squadron. Tho
commodore has reiwrted to the nav,
department his arrival off Santlugo,
and bis consultation with Admiral
Sampson respecting the details of the
cruise, which, it is expected, will oc
cupy fully four months, providing tho
war endures that length of time.
The delay to which the Spaniard
are subject at Port Said will redound
very greatly to the advantage of Ad
miral Dewey, i I Camara is still in 10
ality honnd for the Philippines, for
they insure the arrival of almost tho
whole of Oenerul Merritt' forces, and
almost certainly ol tho ernlser Charles
ton and the Monterey and Monodnock,
before the Spanish squadron could
reach Manila harbor.
It wa learned this afternoon that
the Egyptian government had decided
to notify Admirul Camara that tho
1 00 tin Dad presence of tho Spanish fleet
ut Port Said ia violating neutrality and
that the warship muat leave.
Consular Agent Broudbont bus just
made a maater stroke, which he reports
10 the department. While the Spanish
ships wore seeking pet mission of the
Egyptian government to take coal at
Ptrt Said the consular officer succeeded
in quietly buying up ull tho coal avail
able at that place. This amounted to
3,000 tons, and it i in a good place to
lie shipped to Dewey, to serve aa a base
of supplies for Watson's Eastern squad
ron, when it enter tho Mediterranean,
or to coal any American vessel that
may paaa through the Suea canal,
bound to the Asiatic station.
The nev a that reached the depart
ment through tho press reports thut
Admiral Camara is about to leave his
tornado-boat daatoryaii nt Port Said,
becuuao they would bo unablo to
weather the monsoons that rage in the
Indian ocean at this season, is heHoved
at the navy department to picsage the
dissolution of the saaudron und the
abandonment of tho cruise to the Phil
ippine. The Wire to the Front.
Washington, July 2. General A. W.
Greoly, chief signal officer, tonight re
ceived a dispatch from Lientennnt
Colonel Allen, signal corps officer in
Cuba, announcing that a telegraph
and telephone station hud been estub
liahed at a point within two mile of
the city of Santiago. This information
i of the higheat important e to the
officiala of the war department, as it
insures to them practically direct
communication with Shufter. Tbo in
formation is significant, too, as it shows
that the American troops are within
rifle shot of Suntiago. Tho telegruph
station being of course with i it tho
American linea, its location conclusive
ly indicate that the forces of General
Shatter have established themselves in
advance of tclegiuphic communication.
A Hoad Convention.
Astoria, Or., July 2. The county
court is using every means to provide
Clutaop with good roads, and it wag
decided today to call convention.
This convention will meet hero July
30-31, during which time the farmers'
convention will be in session hero.
Ihe road convention will consist of two
or more repesentutivea from each road
district, and tho best meuii of securing
good highways, for the county will he
discussed. Farming in Clatsop county
is steadily increasing, hut farmers are
greatly handicapped because of poor
highways. It is the intention to re
move this obstacle to the county's prog
ress, and secure thoroughfares which
can ho used the year round. The cou
vention will doubtless be largely at
tended. Mint III II iv Field.
Ilarrisbnrg, ( r., July 2. This morn
ing Churles Turner was shot and killed
by T. M. II oQ rath, about six railes
east of this place. Turner hud been
working on the farm of Harvey Sum
mcrville. McOruth lives near by.
Turner visited witii McGrath's boy,
about his own age. McGrath thought
he was visiting his wife, with whom
ba has hud trouble, und beiame jeal
ous. Today he went to the Summer
villo farm und went up to Turner, who
wus working in the hay field, epoke a
few words, then stepped back und
drew a revolver and shot him. The
ball entered Turner's left breuat, and
he dropped dead.
I'miilne at Hantlago.
Playn del Este. July 2. Intercepted
dispatches from Admiral Corvera show
a critical state of affairs at Santiago.
Dotli (""! und ammunition ate reported
to bo getting very short, and the latter
will he exhausted soon. For some days
the fleet has been unable to draw a
shot from the batteries off the harohr
entrance, even though going very
close inshore. The cruiser Now Or
leans bus left for Key West.
Unlphln n i. in Damaged.
Washington, July 2. Reports re
ceived at the navy department of the
collision between the Dolphin and
Nevark indicate that it took place near
Key West. The Dolphin amashed her
atem, filling the forward compartment
to the collision bulkhead. It is expected
three week! will bo oosuuiodin making
The heart lieata 10 strokes a minute
less when one ia Iving down than when
in an upright posture.
Spy at fort Canby.
Astoria, July 2. It has been learned
that the court-martial which recently
-onvened at Fort Canby was held for
the purpose of determining whether or
not a reeident of Ilwaoo is a Spanish
P7. The man ia a Mexican, and while
under the Influence of liquor recently
reaied me itupteseion by his utter
I anoea that he waa in the employ of the
i Spanish government. The verdict of
I the court has not yet been made known,
I but many of the soldiers at the fort
are of the opinion that the Mexican
haa been found guilty and will be shot
lii name ba not been disclosed.
III I r A I 11 V I
ports the Situation
INSURGfcNTS ARE CLOSING
rn Foreign M r ,, Ar .
Ilarbor-Aauloaldo ICilahli,, l?
Oov.rntu.nt at Cavlu-Th. Ad, J
Tralsa of tha Native Leader.
Washington, July 1. The niT.,
partmont today gave out ( nianan,
from Admiral Dewey, which T
brought to Hong Kong by the
loch, io It must have left Cavite oo tv
Sad. The meaango made no refaaaJ
to the landing of the German mirinJ
and the officials here aro eatiifled th,
Germany ia acting in good J
according to the rules of neutr,,t;
Admiral Dowey's message folio;,.
"No change In the aituation rlaej
my telegram of June 17. Th.,..
i. . .
five German, three British, on"
and ono Japanese mun-of-war l0
The Insurgents are coustuntly clgntt,
in on the city. Aguinaldo, the Iran,
gent leader, with 18 of hia ejtafi,
rived May 10 by my riniulori on th
Nunahan. He established himself ,.
Cavite, outside of tho iiaerni. ona
the protection of our guna, arid i.rfi
iaed his headquarters. The piugrea
of Agiiiiinldo has been wonderful ,
has invariably conducted the war lit
rnunclr. My relations with him
cordial, but my oonference ucnersiij
have boon of a personal nature.
Tho house today considered the no
ferenoe report on the binikmptty
bill, and a number of .-xhei
were made, and thun thu report tsi
adopted by n decisive majority.
MAIL ADVICES FROM MANILA.
Adventure or an 1)11 Well Superlnua.
out With neli
Port TowiiHond, July : . . ;,, 4
to advioes brought from Japan by tin
steamship i oluiuMa. which urrired
here last night, considerable imligni
tiou prevuils among American suilon
and ofuccra of tho fleet at Manila over
tho treatment of tho captain of th
Spanish gunboat Cullao, which soiled
into Manila buy ubout a week after tire
battle and waa captured by Dewey'i
fleet. The Spaniards claim he showed
cowardice in not returning the die I
the Americans. After giving lliorl
Spunish oonrt-martial lie was sentenced
to be shot, but Commodore Dewey
i .ime to hia rescue aud took him under
tho protection of the American gov
ernment. Since entering Manila hay the Amer
ican fleet haa been unable to obtain
fresh provisions, and the men hare
been living on salt fare. Notwith
standing this there ia no sickness
among tbo crews, and all are patiently
waiting for orders to lake poneiaion
A Japanese paper contains an ac
count of the adventures with rebel an!
Spaniards of Mr. Vincent, an Ameri
can, superintending a petroleum well
on the laland of Ceon. Mi. Vincent
was taken enptivo by the reliela sod
taken to their hoadquaiter on the out
ski'ts of Cebu, where ho was con
demned to death. While awaiting ex
ecution a Spanish war vessel etentued
into tho harbor and oommetioed to
bombard tho place. The ItiRiirpinU
speedily decamped, leaving their pra
onor in the room. Shell uftei iliell
camo crashing through the wulla, car
rying away moat of the building.
When the bombardment ceased latg
number of rebels returned, having It
bloodstained upper half of n prieatv
head in a basket. The head was plnd
on a table and Vincent wus given
understand he would soon fure a lia
ilar fata. Ho was surrounded by rebel!
with drawn knives. Before the coue
maud of execution was given iieit
oceded In making them tin.lersUM
that ha was an American aud not
Spaniards. Tho chief ordered Ills 1
In the moantimothe Spanish aoUlort
ittuckod the place from the rear, and
tbo rebolB attempted to escape. Thi
Spanish troops rounded together KmH
00 natives, many of whom were young
boya and were indulging in n inJi
:riminate slaughter. Ignorant at to
time of what war trausniring within a
tew ynrds of him, Mr. Vincent could
hear the cries and prayers of the halp
less natives amid the roar of muiklrT
After a while the fire aluckened nl
all waa quiet except a few iicoasional
ihota which sounded tho death knell of
those among the natives who had es
caped tha volleys poured iuto their
About 8 o'clock the next mornin
Mr. Vincent crept out ol the r"'"1
building and aucceeded in geinl
aboard thu British atcamship )ulf
alar U ban, which hud a number a
Philippine refugee bound for Sinp
Ton Late for ll.-r
London, July 1. Tbo Madrid co
respondent of the Standard says: Cap
tain-Goncrul Auguatin has renewed
request for permission to promise tb
Philippine insurgents extensive t"
forms. Tho government haa compl
its arrangements for coaling and C0"
vlsionlng Admiral Cnmara'a squadi"
and he should now bo able to rose
Manila before the end of July
Men ure said to weigh on an averag
20 pounds more than women.
Spaniard Will Nut Surrender.
Mndrld, July 1. Dispatches re
ceived from Manila today, undei
of June 24, say the Spaniards are !
termlned to flulit to the death, n
that when the American troop arriv.
desporato fighting will oocnr on I"-4
and act. General Aguinaldo, the "
anrgent leader, declares that the fa"1'
lly of Captain-General Augustln
prisoner at Panpanga, and arc wel
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the lat aevea year.