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TARIFF FOR REVENUE, INCIDENTAL PROTECTION AND SOUND
CORVAIiLIS BENTON COUNTY, OllEGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1?
Military Movement on
Cuba Has Been
TRANSPORTS FOR 30,000 MEN
. letails of the Movement Are Very
Closely Guarded Troops Were Fat
in Motion Immediately on Receipt of
Definite News of the Spanish Fleet.
Washington, June 1. The military
invasion of Cuba has begun. Unless
the orders of the war department have
miscarried, at an early hour this morn
ing the troops thai have been gather
ing at the Gull ports began to break
camp and march aboard the transports,
waiting to carry them to the enemy's
territory. :About 25 of these ships,
the biggest and fastest that could be
, obtained suitable for the purpose, had
been gathered ready . to .: receive the
troops. : They will accommodate about
80,000 men, for in a short voyage like
that fiom the Gulf ports to Cuba, it is
possible, with safety and comfort, to
- - carry a much larger number of men
aboard ship than would be admissable
' in the case of a cruise to the Philip
pines, for instance.
How many tioops started tljis morn
ing; where they took ships, or whither
they are bound are questions which the
directing spirits of the campaign refuse
positively , to answer.- rThey have no
desire that the Spanish should have op
portunity afforded them to gather
forces to attack our soldiers as they
land. .Therefore, nothing of the .de
tails of this first movement can be
learned. ' There is a suspicion that the
start will be made front, .Tampa and
Mobile, and in such case the fleet of
transports will converge at Key West.
ships which Admiral Sampson has pro$
vided to insure the safety of the troops
rln finer tH A nnHfincrA fumofl the. Florida
"straits to. protect them agaiifet attack
: at the hands of some stray . Bpanfen
cruiser, or gunboat,?- v""''--
- t lit io iJiuuuujo j.jab - ixiure win uo uu
': less than four separate military expedi
' tions, and that these will be landed
at foui different points. Whether
Porto Rico is one of these points or not,
cannot be learned. Before the entire
force which it is proposed to use in
Cuba can be landed, the transports
must make four separate voyages across
the straits. Arrangements have been
. made to utilize. the services of the in
surgents to the largest possible extent.
The government already has sent ex
peditions to a large number of points
on the island and landed arms for the
insurgents. f Most of the parties suc
ceeded perfectly in their objectj-aTii it
was said at the war department today
that a sufficient . number of insurgents
have been armed to constitute a very
effective support for the troops as they
land. - - i
RIOTING FOR BREAD.
, Unhappy Spain lias Troubles
London, June l.-r-A Madrid dis
pntoh says: Distress is reported in
various parts of the interior, more es
pecially in the the puwrftices of Cata
lonia, where food pri,ss-'iljersBE-XQiU-,
siderabry, aud, a ftumber oi working
-" people na je been Jiirowh out of em-J
ploymenjs This week several factories
m at Moreena, west of Barcelona, will
have to.f,e closed, as a result of which
hundretja qf families will be plunged
into . ihisery. The local government
s endeavoring to alleviate want by
i ; opening .soup kitchens. According to
-4ispach from Uria, riots occurred
ye'terday in the city of Mula owing to
t'le scarcity of food, and' especially
VreadjJ It is known that the local au
thorities and a number of wealthy in
v dividuals have arranged to have cheap
. i bread baked for the poor. . .- '
nr . i. : . T.. i n.r-i
1 States army, accompanied by the mem
( bers of his family and his personal and
official staff, left at 11 o'clock tonight
i for Tampa. The party comprises 64
' persons, occupying a special train on
i the Southern railway, consisting of one
! Pullman, one special car, one combina--(
tiou baggage and day ooach, and one '
! Genvni Miles will go directly to
J Tampa, whw he will establish head
1 Quarters ior j the army. He will per
tonally direct the movement of the
troops irr the invasion of CubaT. " """"'
Negotiations Cone laded.
Washington, June 1. The Cana
dian negotiations which have been in
progress for the past week were con
cluded tonight when the definite agree
ment was reached for the creation of a
commission which shall consider all
the subjects of controversy between the
United States and Canada, and frame
a treaty between "the imperial govern
ment and the United States lor the
complete adjustment of their contro
versies. The agreement is now to be
submitted to the British government
A Friendly Protest.
London, June 1. The British gov
ernment, according to a statement of a
news agency, has sent a friendly pro
test to Spain with respect to the lat
ter's strengthening the fortifications
A boy six years old in Iowa swal
lowed several lemon seeds. They
sprouted in his stomach and nearly
filled him bofore they were removed.
MERRITT IN COMMAND.
Takes Formal Charge of Philippine
- Forces and Expedition.
San Franoisco, June 1. Major-Gen-eral
Merritt today established head
quarters in the Phelan building, in the
rooms vacated by General Otis, who is
now located at Camp Merritt. This
morning General Merritt issued an or
der assuming command of the Philip
pine expedition, and is now engaged in
completing arrangements for the for
warding of the second detachment - of
troops to Admiral Dewey's assistance.
The work of preparing the steamers
Zealandia, China and Colon for the re
ception of troops is progressing slowly.
What regiments will make up the sea
ond expedition to the Philippines is
agitating the men at camp greatly,
They all want to go, but as there are
already over 12,000 men here and
more coming, and the second expedi
MAJ. GENERAL. MEBRITT.
tlon is to be made up of only 5,000 men,
there will be manydisappointments.
There are now five volunteer regi
ments ready, the Colorado, California,
Minnesota, Nebraska and " Pennsylva
nia. Every effort to get them into
shape for service has been made, and
in view of 5 this activity to get these
regiments, fully equipped, it looks as if
they, with the' regiments now here,
will constitute the aajor poitionof
the; second, expedition.' '" ; ; " "
Tjve Bed Cross Society, formed here
as! $32,799. V, j Today's t contributions
LJrere swelled by tmij of $500 senl in.
'I . Troops for Merritt.
New York, June 1. By direction of
tile president, formal orders have been
prepared for issue adding 8,000 men
to the department of the Pacific under
General Merritt, increasing the force
to 20,000 men, eaysthe Washington cor
respondent of the Tribune. While Gen
eral Merritt was promised a weak ago
that this increase would be made, if
possible, difficulties insurmountable in
character were presented, and it was
only upon the , success achieved by the
department yesterday in securing the
execution of certain . contracts much
earlier than anticipated that it- was,
xouna possible to redeem the promises.
These related not only to transporta
tion, but to arms, i ammunition, uni
forms and other requisite equipment,
it having been feasible up to this time
to secuie these essentials for only 12,
Uenerar aierritt was informed last
night of the improved prospects for
augmenting his force, and was request
ed to designate such additional volun
teer regiments from the East -as he de
sired for duty in the Philippines ( with
Jjieas8urance that his wishes wculu be
respected; - '
CARGO--OF i COAL.
The Cruiser St. Paul Secures a Rich
Key West, June 1. The British
steamship Restormel was captured by
the cruiser St. Paul and brought into
port this morning, under her own
steam, by a prize crew. She was cap
tured while trying to put into Santiago
with a cargo of coal. The steamer waa
bound from Caidiff to Porto Rico. Ae
the Eestormel came in the British flag
was halfway down .her mainmast.
Newspaper men are not permitted to
approach within 100 yards of her. The ,
Bestormel was captured by the auxil
iary cruiser St. Paul, Captain Shrsbee,
under the very guns of Morro castle, at
Santiago de Cuba, at 6 A. M., May 25.
She carried 2,400 tons of best Welch
coal from Cardiff, presumably for Ad
miral Cervera's fleet. The St. Paul
had been lying off -Santiago ' for six;
days, and early last Wednesday morn
ing, the big collier was sighted, mak
ing at full s-ed lor Santiago harbor.
The St. Paul fired a blank shot, and
the Restormel came to, four miles
from the Santiago fort-r." The forts did
not fire on the cruiser. A prize crew,
in command of Lieutenant Pattson,
was put on board and dispossessed the
British officers, who made no protest.
Not a line was found among the ship's
papers relative to the destination or
consignee of the cargo. The Restormel
was headed at once for Key West.
She was leaking badly when captured
and is still in a serious condition.
The Restormel now lies in the har
bor near the wharf. The British flag
is flying at her stern. Marines patrol
the prize and will allow no one aboard.
The members of the crew are not even
allowed to take newspapers offered to
them from launches that come along
side. Hospital Train Provided.
Washington, June 1. With the con
sent of Secretary Alger, Surgeon-General
Sternberg has taken initial steps
for securing a hospital train for the
transportation of the inj3lid troops
j from the front. This trsin is to con
. sist of 10 tourist sleepers and a dining
. car, and is to be in charge of a corps of
No Reported Change In the Situation at
. . Manila. .. .
Washington, May 81. The navy de
partment this afternoon made public
the following dispatch: .
"Cavlte, May 28, via Hong Kong,
May 31. To the Secretary of the Na
vy, Washington: No change in the
situation. The blockade is effective.
It is impossilbe for the people of Ma
nila to buy provisions except rice. The
captain of the Olympia (Gridley) has
been coBdeane6Tby tbe medical sur
vey. "He Is ordered home.' He leaves
by the Occidental & Oriental steam
ship from Hong Kong, May 2.8. Com
mander Lambertson has been appointed
commander of the Olyrjinia. , ,-
: Dewey Short of Provisions.
Kong Kong, May 81. There is abso
!ately no truthjn the report that the
United States cruiser Baltimore, now
at Manila, has been damaged Ty an in
. ' The United States auxiliary cruiser
Zafiro, which arrived ".ere at mid
night yesterday, reports that Dewey is
phort of. provisions and ammunition.
- The Havila-Manila able, itjs said,
was cut by Americans May 23," '
A brush between insurgents . and
Spanish occurred near Cavite May 20.
The entire American fleet is at Cavite.
The report that some of the American
ships had failed for . lloilo, where the
Spanish gunboat El ' Cano is supposed
to be, is incorrect. ' ., '
Aguinaldo. the insurgent leader, is
with the insurgents, , between, ,; the
Americans and Spanish. ;; - ; . v ,",,.
Incendiary fires oontinne :, v
: The priests and nuns at Manila have
been removed, from the latter place to
Lagnn. ':'' .'t . '!'
All the coast towns are' reported to
be held by the Spanish troops , '
The Americans are repairing the
slip at Cavite. :
- SPOILS OF WAR. .
Spain Said to Be Ceding; Territory That
Is Not -Hers. '. -T
. Berlin, May 81. 'Regarding, the
news that Spain has agreed to cede the
Philippines to1" France, it. is said at the
German 'foreign office - that. Germany
has information that; pour parlours,
looking to this end, have been proceed
ing far some' time,' mainly -. through
Senor Leoy Castillo, the Spanish am;
tions have already
Germany's answer to this is found in
a semi-omolal communication, setting
foith that Germany would protest
against the cessation of the Philippine
islands to France or any other single
power, adding that a cession to the
combined powers of Europe would be
most acceptable. It is understood that
the project had been dropped, at least
for the present.
The report of De Rio. the new Span
ish minister for foreign affairs, cau
tiously mentioned 'the negotiations with
France above referred to. ; Y
GRAVE OF GLADSTONE.
The Statesman's Remains Lie In West.
London," May 81. The Northern
transept of Westminster where Eng
land's greatest dead rest, the remains
of the late William Ewart Gladstone
were entombed today with the cere
monies of the nation he had served and
WILLIAM KWART GLADSTONE.
of the church he had attended. His
versary, Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Bea-
conafield), whose marble effigy looks
down upon it, decked with the regalia
which Gladstone had refused. The
possible future kings of Great Britain
walked beside the great commoners and
nonimy. ana tne learning 01 tne stotejLiEfii 01 Dmrnof oriiHrTsmMH 12-year-old son. Jacj Eged
surrounded tnem, tnougn tne wisna
the deceased bad beoj for simpliitrfty.
- -A Ti e w"lTiVluB lrTHold-TJp. ;
Albuquerque,N. M., May 26. The
south-bound passenger train on the
Santa Fe railway was held up last night
near Belen by two 'cowboy robbers.
They boarded the train at Belen and
made the engineer run the train 'down
the road three miles. They then
marched the engineer and fireman to
the express car, where they threw one
of the safes out of the car, blowing it
open with dynamite, taking consider
able money. The amount secured is
not known. The express messenger,
Hiscock, was not molested, nor were
the passengers. The sheriffs of Valen
cia and Socorro counties, with posses
are now in pursuit.
Strike Is Settled.
Seattle, Wash., May 81. The strike
on the Great Northern tunnel in the
Cascades has been - settled. The
company will grant the demand of
the strikers for an inorease in wages,
the increase to go into effect June 1.
Sixteen Inch Gun Forged.
Bethlehem, Pa., May 81. The
Bethlehem lion Company has shipped
to Waterville arsenal, New York, the
largest cannon forging ever turned out
Spanish Aeet Secure
in the Santiago
Believes That Cjrvera Will l$lowXv
His Sl-y3-iiathor vV.ilr-m6 litem
FaH Into Our Hi tads Invasion of
Cuba Expected Soon.
Washington. May 31. At 12:30
o'clock this morning the navy depart
ment received a dispatch from Commo
dore Schley announcing definitely that
he had located Admiral Cervera's Cape
Verde squadron in the? bay of Santiago
de Cuba. . The commodore states that
he has seen and recognized the vessels
of the Spanish fleet.
While the naval officers have been
moderately certain 1 for several days
that Cervera's squadr Jn is in the har
bor hi Santiago, the official announce
ment from Commodore Schley was re
ceived by the officers ou duty at the de
partment With Vintejyro-- satisfaction.
Assurance is now dour ly sure that the
Spanish fleet is. bottle.! up and the cork
is in the bottle.: v -21t
is not believed. Unit Admiral Cer
vora will attempt to escape from the
predicament jSlrywhuvr h(fqw . finds
himself, as such-a course would surely
result in thedestru- uon of his ves
sels, and the loss of many lives precious
to Spain. 'V, ' w
' ;The suggestion .is- made, however,
that the Spanish may blow: up the ships
rather 5 than have them fall into the
hands of Schleyas they certainly will
if they remain- in. the f j arbor ; ' ; , V
.The v definiteness ; of: Commodore
Sohley8; dispatchvwo-!d seem to indi-
COMMODORE ft, SCHI.ET.
In Command at th Flying Squadron.
cate that he hadj effected a landing
near Santiago andjmaje a personal in
vestigation of the iarbr. It would be
impossible, from the? entrance of the
bay, definitely to se ajd recognize the
Spanish vessels, but by effecting a land
ing at some point oniei;her side of the
entrance, a vantage xint could be
gained, from which b( entire harbor,
it is believed, could be examined. - In
all probability, ComWaore Schley, or
one of his trusted office s, has succeoded
in performing this hazirdous undertak
ing in order to obtain he valuable in
formation contained in his dispatch.
What effect the oei ainty.that Cer
vera is practically hel iless will have
on the plans with ref rence to the in
vasion of Cuba can , oily be conjec
tured. The . transpo :ation of land
forces, it is thought, ws delayed be
cause of the uncertainty concerning the
location of the Spanishj squadron. Ii
the understanding is cirect, the prob
ability of an early invalion of Cuba is
strong. It is not ' unikely that the
movement of troops, - wich has been
delayed from time to tine, will begin
this week, and before . i oml ,af . tha.
week, the United . Sta es " forces will
have obtained a : subs antal foothold
Commodore Schley hfc not only hte"
owa iudrorv4ut tw-o f r'thie vasseU
besides at b4HjoraaBand ' 4t is notl
believed to be possible jpr the Spanish
admi al toesoapA withjliis fleet." No
information is obtaihahie as to the in
reached a rather " .ffl A "Jl03iiUi:
I wnetner neTWrgw TO-i0.-aHnp--ti-yun-ailrr 0tr faSer as"the
entrance to tne Day anu Eees a oatcie
with the Spanish ;'. squadron is not
known, but such a course at present is
not regarded as likely.) It would be
the better, in the opinion of some na
val officials, to keep Cervera and his
vessels safely in thtt harbor, where they
are absolutely as useless as they would
be at the bottom of the Bea.
Fundi for tne Beseiged. -
Madrid, May 31.-The minister of
the colonies, minister of finance and
Senor Sagasta had la conference last
night on the methods of sending the
resources asked for by ; the governor
generals of Cuba and the' Philippines.
General Augusti, at Manila, was au
thorized to draw on. he treasury, and
General Blanco has received 10,000,000
pesetas. i -'
London, May 31. The Times com
plains bitterly of the refusal of Spanish
authorities in Cuba tcrelease its corre
spondent, Mr. Knight,. ho, the Times
says, was sent with the Approval of the
Spanish authorities, aid in landing
fiom a, small boat was snly complying
with the Spanish request that he come
in a neutral vessel. ,
An elephant -is po:tf-9&sed of such a
delicate sense of smell jtbat it can-scent
a human being at a distance of a thou
sand yardi. f
IN A THICK FOG.
The Cruiser Columbia Sinks n
New York, May 81. The.
States cruiser Columbia reports
7:30 last night, off Fire islind
a thick fog, she was run into 1
British steamer Foscolia, heri
Bordeaux, grain laden. The F
struck the Columbia on the sta
side; just forward of the after ba
cutting clean into the hull and
the compaitment. The Foscoli
The Columbia succeeded in rt
all of her crew and landed them
George,. - . ' . ;
Whefl the Colurot?'i in w'
j7cHu..n jangW, nehorti off Tompkins
ville tliis afterruon, it was seen that
she had a Jarge jagged hole stove in her
starboard side, abreast the mast.
Above the waterline, the hole extended
about 10 feet high and six feet wide.
'''; ADM1RAI, CBBVttBA.
Comm&odero.tbe Spanish fTeefc
Just how far below-the' water line the
cruiser is damaged could not be ascer
tained. As soon as thj vessel ' camd to
anchor, the captain and crew..: of the
Foscolia went ashore. The captain and
crew leit at once ior JNew xortc, to -re
port to the agents of the company to
which the ,ves9el belonged. No one
was allowed to go on board the Colum
bai, but to a -, representative of the
press, the offioer of the deck made the
"About 7:80.. M.'-yes"trday. the
OMrpta'Ri Jorm Evans, collided
uitkurjess6l tluring a dense fog. We
were then about eight miles southwest
of Fire island. We loweied two life.
boats and rescued the captain andcrew
numbering 21 all told. We stood by
until the Foscolia sank at 3 o'clock
this morning.. As soon as we arrived
fifere, we sont the rescued men ashore.
lurther information in reference to
the accident I cannot give."
About 4 o'clock one of the navr-yard
"tugs steamed alongside the cruiser and
.-delivered some messages from Rear
Admiral Runce, commandant of the
navy-yard at Brooklyn. A few minutes
titer, the , Columbia headed for the
Brooklyn navy-yard", where it is sup
posed she will be drydocked in erder to
ascertain tne full extent of her injuries.
AFFAIRS IN SANTIAGO.
Food Becoming Scarce and Despond
Port An Prince, May 81. Two Ital
ians, who set out from Santiago de Cu
ba in a small boat May 19 and landed
near Mole St Nicholas on the 22d, ar
rived here today, bringing information
as to the situation at Santiago. The
state of affairs there is critical, partic
ularly so because of the lack .of food.
A great many of the unfortunate peo
ple, especially the reconcentradoes, are
dying 01 starvation. Tbe whole popu
lation is terribly discouraged and are
keenly desirous of peace. .
The arrival of the squadron under
Cervera without food supplies ..for the
city deepened the general despondency.
The squadron has disembarked 800 ar
tillerymen and engineers, and landed
20,000 Mauser rifles, a great quantity
of ammunition and four big guns des
tined for the fortifications.
In spite of the strict silence main
tained bv officers and crews, the cen-
eral impress ion ."'when the Italiangleft,
was that the -squadron would set out
for San Juan e , Porto Rico to obtain
supplies and land":
To Save HA Mother. T83; X both -oll.Vnr.
"Tacoma, May 81. A - 0 -e
evening Frank Derville, aged 60, came
home intoxicated. Quarreled wtn nis
ri f a Ararat a Yo VnlfA Artrl mftlfid DDOH
latter was attacking mother, the
old man falling dead almost instantly.
The family resides in the town of Steil
acooru, 12 miles from this city, where
the shooting took place. The boy was
not arrested. The people of the town
consider the killing as justifiable. The
Derville family is well known in the
West, being prominent on the variety
Talking of Peace.
Madrid, May 81.-r-The papers con
tinue to talk of the possibilities of
peace. El Globo publishes an article,
supposed to be inspired by Senor Mo
ret, the late minister of the colonies,
advocating peace, which has attracted
great attention, but the discussion
shows as yet nothing tangible.
Washington, May 31. Adjutant
General Corbin said today that it had
been definitely decided to use about
50.U00 of the volunteers to be raised
under the new call in filling out deficit
regiments already organized under the
bid call. It would take about that
number, he thoaught, to fill each regi
m'ent to the maximum limit of 1,060
men; - The remaining 25,000 will be
organised into regiments of three bat
talions each and distributed among the
states and territories in exactly the
same proportions as under the first call.
v f 1
held from day to
pre urn 1-
The government has teiWred
of the large drill Bhed. Jhd the ground
surrounding the. executive building. A
sumptuous spread will be provided for.
Uncle Sam's defenders under the direc
tion of the ladies of Honolulu. Fruits
and flowers in profusion will be pro
vided for the guests, and everything
will be done to make the short stay ot
the soldiers in Honolulu a memorable
one. Over $5,000 lias beenTsubsoribed
for the entertainment.
There is mnoh speculation here in
regard to the . visit of the - soldeirs.
Many believe that the men will not be
allowed to land. If the ' men do - not
come ashore the success .of the affafV
will be marred to a considerable ex
tent; but the boys will be provided for
neverthelef., . WeVmiforidi. fruits
ana otufer tnlngs will be sent on board
the steamers to be- eaten on", the : trip
over t tne orient. .
ABquadron of 10. menwere sent
ashore from the Bennington yesterday
to assist id decorating tne drill shed
where the soldiers are to be feasted.
The Bennington may . convoy the City
01 feuing to Manila.
1. Mast Go Together.
WasTii-jgton,, May 80. The Hawai
Ian annexation question assumed deft
ni to shape hi the senate todav. when
Lodge and Morgan offered amendments
to the war-revenue bill bearing directly
upon tne subject. : Lodge s amendmen
is in: the words of Newland's resolu
tion, and provides in direct terms for
the annexation of the islands. Lodge
was seen immediately after h 3. had sent
In his amendment, and .announced it
to be his purpose to press the' amend
ment to -the end. C V . t ,
"Henceforth, " he 'said.
i-t3"e;''ii.irptravc Tjt3 "hSfT
are equally ImportantAahd
ciroumatances it would.be toolhardy for
ns to forego our advantages in Hawaii
EXCHANGE WAS MADE,
American Prisoners Transferred
Morro Castlw." '
Havana, May 80. fFrom a Spanish
correspondent.) At 10 o'clock this
morning the marines were notified
from Morro that an American. ship had.
been sighted off the harbor flying a flag
01 truce. A colonel 01 tne gensral
staff, with the vice-consul, went on the
Spanish gunboat Marquise Molina, and
proceeded to ' Morro castle, off which
lay the tug Marquis de Balboa having
on Doaid tne American newspaper cor
respondents, -Sayden Jones and Charles
Thrall, for whom an exchange of pris
oners waa to be made. Jones and
irirall were tendered at 10 o'clock to
the Marquise Molina, which immedi
ately hoisted a white flag and went to
meet the American vessel, which
proved to be the Maple. Two boats
were lowered for the American vessel,
and to them were transferred the pris
oners to be exchanged for the Ameri
can correspondents. They were Colo.
nel Vloente de Corijo. the former com
mander at Cabanas fortress, and said
to be a brother-in-law of General Wey
ler. and Surgeon-General Cinoon Gar
vin Julian and two private soldiers,
who. were captured aboard the steamer
Argonauta. The exchange was soon
effected, and the Spanish wete taken
aboard the gunboat.
Balloons for the Army. .
New York, May 80. The Tribune
prints the following: There were ship
ped to Governor's islands yesterday
from the pier of the French line two
big balloons and equipment, which the
government has purchased for use in
army operations. They were obtained
from the French manufacturer of bal
loons And proprietor of the captive bal-
l'iCP)' tn Pnr'"i Mawr-lpn. Malet. M,.
X'WL IS In tii m rriiiBmtr ufUnTTrnnT
Ber fj-fVill be secured in connection
wjrtTlitbe use of "balloOna1n"fiiinfary
1 operations in kjuuh hu xuriuxiuu, auu
4-poBBibry in the Philippines. The plan
has been proposed of sending one of
the balloons now at Tampa on a trial
to Commodore Schley's squadron, and
to use it in seeing just now if the
alleged Spanish fleet is hidden away'
in Santiago harbor. The balloons will
be shipped to such points as the signal
serivce may determine.
No Accident on the Baltimore.
London, May 80. Stories circulated
at Madrid and elsewhere regarding the
Baltimore are evidently groundless. A
dispatch received at the Spanish capi
tal from Manila apparently referred
to the alleged disablement of the Balti
more during the battle of Manila, when
a Spanish shell struck her and explod
ed some ammunition, slightly injuring
ix men on her decks.
False Report of a Disaster.
New York, May 80. The World's
London correspondent says: A dis
patch to the Telegraph from Manila
says the United States cruiser Balti
more has been wrecked by an explosion
on board. She is lying on the mud at
Macabnlos. - -
Portland, Or., May 80. While play
ing "soldier" yesterday afternoon
young Herbert Ward, about 15 years of
age, accidentally shot and killed a fel
low playmal6jLloyd Vaughn, 11 years.
At a cabine
.eps he prif
izution of tr
had not even 1
this question, 1
to take np the
In the meantU
to recruit the regi
filled nnder the
volunteers, ' which
40,000 men . from
This would leave 85,'
ganized in distinctly
it would nave ti e au
every regiment in . the
of leaving some ol tliem w
eu organization. Un tne oi
it would destroy the Integrit)
force of 75,000 volunteers as
reserve.' . ,' . ' ',-
The war department Is anxious to 1
tain the views of the governors" otS
states and territories in regard to filling
to their maximum the regiments al
ready .furnished by them under the
first call, and with this ohWt In iriau
Adjutant-General Oorbin. today sent
telegrams asking the several governc
to make recommendations to ihe
partment on this subject.
up constantly in relation to ths fee
Call foi .'yolunteer
upoinn a general way at this
cor inst'a' aljon aroe tj
as to wy
as-col0'red trnonir (rr tnl.-nii as a
part-of the organizations offered. Gen
eral Alser at once decided that if a
Ppifored company had efficient, soldierly
Colored officers, they were as much en
titled to receive recognition and accept
ance in the militarv service as were
the troops themselves. He made this
decision known to the governor of In
diana, who asked for information, and
he stated the same thing to Represent
ative Hull, of Iowa, who has an organ
ization of colored men with colored
officers in his district. In this connec
tion it developed that colored men are
being considered for some of the staff
appointments, and the surgeon-goneral
of the army has accepted a colored man
as surgeon, with the rank of captain.
The colored surgeon will be assigned to
a colored regiment, and colored tioops
and colored officers will be, kept , to
gether as far as possible.
It is not yet known what states will
be oalled upon for infantry, cavalry or
artillery. It is quite likely, however,
that any request a state may; make in
this matter will be complied with if '
Adjutant-General Corbin tonight an
nounced that three of the brigadier-generals
appointed by the president today
would be officially assigned, as soon as
the senate had confirmed their nomina
tions, to command troops in the Philip- .
pines. The 'generals selected for. the
Philippine expeditions are George A.
Garretson, ' of Cleveland; Francis V.
Greene, of New York,- and Chailes
King, of Wisconsin. , .
Late this evening General Merritt
wired General Corbin requesting th.
General King be Bent with him to-"9
Philippines. The request was rrfIUVSl
and fowaided?te-General 'King."HI
so becomes, to all intents and purposes, ?,
a command. -""'-"-"-u.A.tt
,- vxenerai A.ing is a iiotciiv,uu j
ex-offloer of the United States army. .1
Generals Garretson and Greene .have A
ment their accef tanoe of the orders to
proceed to Manila. Both are experi
enced officers of marked ability. It is
understood, unofficially, that Harriso.!.
Gray Otis will also go to the Philip-
X Fatal Tennessee Collision, .
' Chattanooga.MaySO. A special from "
dation trainat Gainsville,. ortb of
Chattanooga, on. the Cincinnati South-'
ern. The crew on the engine com
posed of Conductor Simpson, Engineer
Hudson, Fireman Edwards irhd Brake
man Mathews and Swanson, were all
instantly killed, except Simpson, who
is not expected to live. All resided in
Somerset, Ky. Engineer Walkinshaw,
Fireman Day and Baggageman Dres
back, of the accommodation train, were
The Transports Spoken.
San Francisco, May 30. The steam
er China passed the transports City of
Peking, City of Sidney and Austjalia
last night, and reports the three ves
sels proceeding southwesterly at' a
great speed, with all well on board.
The Indiana at Seattle.
Seattle, May 80. The steamship In
diana, which will probably , be char
tered by the government to carry
troops to Manila, arrived here last
eight, 69 days from Philadelphia,
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