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THE DALLES, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1898.
ON CUBAN COAST
Undertaking of the Tecuniseh a Difll
cult One Other Plans.
Kky Wi:st, May. 20 Tho smart little
steamer Teeumeeh has effected two
landings upon the Cuban coast thirty
five miles apart, and both within six
hours. The Cuban surf, the clear day
light and the Spanish Hentinels made
undertaking difficult. For fifty miles
east of Havana every shelvered cove,
every projecting point and almost every
unfrequented strip of the practicable
pand beach has its guard detachment of
Spanish cavalry. These are in constant
toucli with the massed Spanish infantry
and urtilery occupying the crest of the
low coast ridge.
The body of the Spanish troops are
posted about a mile and a half back
from the beach, ready to be thrown
againot the daily expected diserabark
inent of American troops in force, and
they keep a sharp lookout. Yesterday
afternoon the Tecumseh shoved away
froirt Cuba. Gen. Nunez was on
board in charge of four Cuban couriers.
One pair of them was Col. Baldomero
Acosta aud Estabau Delgoda, the other
Major Alfredo SiuiB and Olyuipia Tra-
viez. Acosta nas been repeatenly i
wounded, but lias kept Havana's west-'
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urn tuuuius in f.uui-'nieiJL iui two yeuTB.
Now he is in the eager, active eervice of
the United States force. Simms arrived
in Key West only a week ago witli his
companion. He had captured a Span
ish fishing boat and sailed to the block
ading squadron. It was decided to at
tempt to retrieve the Guesle'a fail
ure. One pair of couriers was to
be landed at one point and if resisted
there the other couple was to be
put ushoro at an other place. Some
how or other communications were to
be established witli certain insurgent
forces and such has been done. Cuban
Const Pilot Bonce saw on the black coast
line shortly before daylight this morn
ing Lieut. G. H. Evans commanding
the expedition on the tug Edward Laut
erbacb. SHE MADE A
A Vancouver Woman Jumps Forty Feet
From a Window.
Vancoi'veu, 13. C, May 20. A woman
of ill repute, named Huzleton, jumped
forty feet from the top window of h
building last night, as the police entered
the front door, and escaped unhurt.
She fled to the states with $530 which
she had secured from a male visitor.
The Huzleton family is notorious and
her brothers are marked us crooks. In
any coast city they are bagged on sight.
Fight Decided in Twenty Rounds Cor
bett Offers a Challenge.
Syuacuhe, N. Y., May 20. Kid McCoy
tonight showed how easv it is for a
clever boxer to dispose of a man twenty
pounds heavier than himself, providing
his opponent, like Kuhlin, is slow and
uncertain. The contest between the
champion middle-weight and the giant
Onion was vicious throughout. Before
10 rounds had been fought one of Huh
lin'a eyes was completely closed, and be
fore the end of the battle tho other had
been partly shut up, leaving the fighter
almost blind. The game showing that
the Ohion made, it was impossible to
realize how unable he was to stop the
shower of jabs and left upper cuts ad
ministered by McCoy. The big fellow
kept peglog away, doing bis best all
the time, but not waking one impres
sion. Once or twice the kid got careless
and Kuhlin managed to land squarely,
but at no time was he able to phase hit
At the end of the twentieth round,
Referee Ueorxe Slier decided the contest
in McCoy favor. No aooner had the
winner been' Announced, than Corbett
jumped between the ropes nnd demand
ed a match. McCoy said ho was quito
willing to accommodate him, but that
ho hnd an engagement with Choynski to
fill first. Corbett mado some wild talk
about being the champion and that hie
challenge must be recognized, but he
obtained no satisfaction and finally de
sisted. Goddard also offered to best
McCoy in twelve rounds, and was also
The contest was for per centage of the
gate receipts, 75 per cent uoing to the
winner. This was accepted instead of
a $2500 purse.
IN THE HARBOR
The Report of Its Arrival in Santiago
Harbor Confirmed in a Dispatch
Received by the Spanish Minister
Maijiud, May 20. At 10 o'clock last
evening the minister of marine, Captain
Aunon, received a dispatch lrom Admir
al Cervera, in command of the Cape
Verde equadron of the Spanish fleet. It
Santiago de Cuba, May 19. This
morning I have without incident entered
this port, accompanied by the squadron.
The minister of marine immediately
went to the residence of Premier Sa
casta and communicated the informa
tion. He then proceeded to the palace
for the purpose of informing the queen
regent, but her majesty had already re
tired, and the news was conveyed to her
by the Infanta Isabella. Captain Au
non then went to the admiralty nnd
cabled his congratulations to Cervera.
In an interview today the minister of
marine is quoted as saying:
"I am greatly rejoiced at the safe ar
rival of the Spanish fleet at Santiago.
It is an immense triumpli for the Span
ish navy. The Bailors who executed the
movement and those who planned it are
worthy of all praise."
Kingston, Jamaica, May 20. No con
firmation has yet been received here of
the reported arrival of the Spanish fleet
Spanish Authorities Getting Ready to
Take the Aggiessive Side.
Baucelona, May 20. A body of about
8,000 troops, drawn from Catalona and
Alusia provinces and around Aragon
and Valencia, are embarking here for
the Philippines to reinforce the Span
ish troops and aid in defending the cap
ital. Madkid, May 20. Admiral Caaiara,
commander of the Cadiz squadron, is
here receiving instructions as to the des
tination of his ships, which, it is ex
pected, depends upon the requirements
of war. Cauiara'e ships are all ready to
Madkiu, May 20. It is evident that
the new Spanish cabinet intends to push
the capaigu vigorously. It is said the
ministry will negotiate actively with
foreign diplomats to protect Spain
against a combination of her enemies.
American Vessel Sighted Off Jamaica
With Her in Tow.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 20. The
Norwegian steamer America, Captain
Everth.from Baltimore, has arrived at
Port Antonio, bringing news of the cap
ture of a Snautsh warship. When some
distance from Jamaica yesterday, the
America saw an American warship tow
intr a vessel that looked to be a Spanish
gunboat. The vessels were too far dis
tant for their names to be distinguished,
but Oarjtaiu Evertb says the United
States vessel waa either the St. Louie or
Bt. Paul. . ,(.-'
READY TO. SAIL
Government Charters More Transports
Sunday the California Volunteers
Will Board the City of Pekin.
Vallejo, Cal., May 20. Tho con
densers of the Charleston hove been
thoroughly repaired and the cruiser is
now announced to be ready to sail to
morrow morning. ' There was no imme
diate danger of the ship breaking down
but Capt. Glass thought it best to have
everything in first-class shape before
starting on such a long trip. It is now
practically settled that the first expe
dition will leave Sunday or Tuesday at
the latest on the steamer City of Pekin.
Major-General Otis has not issued or
ders as yet for the departure of the
troops, but all indications point to the
fact that next Sunday the first regiment
of California volunteers will be occupy
ing their quarters on board the City of
Pekin, which with the steamer City of
Sydney is almost ready. Today orders
were sent to have their fires started,
which means that the vessels could
leave very shortly.
The United States government today
chartered Spreckles' steamer Zealandia
for the transportation of troops to Ma
nila. She will be put under the Amer
ican register as ehu is now under British.
The Zealandia, which is a sister ship of
the Australia that has already been
chartered, will arrive from Honolulu
next Monday and will be ready to be
turned over to the government on Tues
day. The Australia, with exception of
her stores which are to come from Mare
Ieland, is ready to sail immediately. It
is not understood why there should be
any delay except that no vessel will
leave here till General Merritt comes.
State Department Assured That the
Friendship of That Government for
the United States is Unchanged.
Washington, May 20. As the result
of recent exchanges between the state
department and the Fren-.'h embassy, an
agreeable understanding has been
reached which gives assurance of the
continuance of the traditional friendship
between the United States and France.
It lias served to mako clear that each gov
ernment has the fullest confidence in the
friendly attitude of the other, and any
criticisme or animosities aroused by re
cent iucidents have not been shared by
the government of either country.
The French authorities have given
assurances that the French press criti
cisms come from an unrepresentative
class of radical partlean newspapers, and
in no wav represented the senti
ment entestained by the French
government and people toward the
FIVE SQUADRONS '
IN ATLANTIC GULF
Spaniards Cannot Longer Avoid Con
flict Battle as Memorable as that
at Manila is Looked For.
Washington, May 20. There are to
night practically five squadrons in tho
Atlantic Gu'f and the Caribbean Sea.
Sampson, who has command of the
most powerful of the five, and Schley,
whose force runs as second, were luet
reported oil' Key Weet. WatBon, who
commands the blockading fleet off Ha
vana, is still there. The fourth con
sisting of the Oregon, Marietta, Buffalo,
Yale and Harvard, is somewhere in the
Carribbean Sea, according to the best
information obtainable. The fifth de
tachment of the Atlantic is scattered
aloug the coaBt between Charleston, S,
C, aud Portland, Maine.
The navy department announced
"officially" today that the Spanish Cape
Verde squadron is in the harbor of San
tiago; but that official announcement
was uaaeu upuu iuo iiuuiuinviuu re
ceived last night. It may or may not
be there. At this writing, however, it
may be. The administration is deter
mined that tho game of hide and seek
has gone on long enough, and that a
battle will eoou come off. That seems
to be absolutely known. It is not be
lieved the Spaniards can avoid one
however much they dtalre to do so.
This contest, which Sampson and
Schley will naturally endeavor to make
more memorable than Dewey's fight in
Manila bay, can ecarcely be delayed
longer than three days, and it may be
looked for most any time now.
TROOPS TO DO
First Regiment of Washington Volun
teers Will Remain on the Coast.
Tacoma, Wa9h., May 20. A special
from Washington says the First regi
ment of Washington volunteers will not
go to the Philippines, but will be re
tained to do guard duty at various points
on the Pacific coast. The dispatch says
the order for the troops to go to Manila
was countermanded principally on ac
count of the request of the troops them
selves; and that orders have been issued
for them to report to the department
commander at San Francisco, who will
assign them to defence duty. No one
in the state knows anything about such
a request being made, and Governor
Rogers has no information on the sub
ject. He, as well as all others, is indig
nant that the troops are not allowed to
proceed. It is reported that Captain
Taylor, mustering officer, is responsible
for the change, as his reports have been
unfavorable from the start.
Surgeon of the Opinion It Will Not Be
come an Epidemic.
San Fiiancisco, May 20. Major Mc
Carthy, ranking as surgeon at tho Pre
sidio encampment, declares that the
measles will not become i:n epidemic
among the Oregon regiment now under
canvass at the parade ground.. Nine
men are ieolated in two tents several
hundred yards frem the encampment.
They came from towns in Oregon whero
measles was prevalent when they left.
No new cases have been reported since
yesterday, and Major McCarthy is of
the opinion that trouble from that quar
ter is at an end.
The Spanish Fleet Has Sailed from
Santiago De Cuba.
Madkiu, May 21. At midnight tho
minister of marine, Captain Aunon, an
nounced that lie had received a dispatch
fiom Cervera, the commander ot the
Spanish squadron, stating that he was
ready to sail from tho harbor of Santia
godeCuba. Nothing has been given
out concerning his destination.
HKATTAN AMI WAI.KKIt AKK NOW
ALSO U I. KAIL
Tlmlr Counsel Appeurml In Court TliU
Mn nil i) ff uiitl Obtained hii Order
NiilmtlluMiiK I'leas tf Nut (lulity
fur the l'let of Guilty,
Pohti.ani), May 20. The record in the
jury bribery case, in which I. H. Taffo,
E. Killfeatlier, J. W. Walker and G. S.
Brattan figured, was this morning clear
ed up so fur as Walker and Brattan are
This morning their counsel appeared
in the United States district courts, nnd
asked Judge Bollinger for leave to with
draw the pleas of guilty and enter the
pleas of not guilty. There being no ob
jection on the part of District Attorney
Hall, the order was granted.
District Attorney Hall therouron
moved the court for a ditmiUsal of the
indictments, the courts having held upon
the hearing of thVinotlou for a new trial
in the case of Taffo nnd Killfeather that
the indictments wcro defective. This
motion was also grentcd and Walker and
Brattan are therefore free from any
charge pending against them in court.
Tho only case that yet remains on the
docket is that of Killfeather. This case,
at the time the indictments were held
to be defective, was ordered re-submitted
to the grand jury, and the federal
jury now in seeslon will no doubt take
cognizance of it.
TWO MOIIE riUZES CAUGHT
Blockading Fleet Has Secured a Spanish
Steamer and Hark.
Key West, May 20. Two more prizes,
a bark and a steamship, have been cap
tured by the Cuban blockading fleet and
are now on their way to this port in
charge of prize crews.
Ueiult of m Troubled Conscience.
Washington, May 20. A money or
der for $38.98, in an envelope post
marked Portland, Oregon, was received
at the treasury department today and
deposited in the "conscience fund."
Bocklen's Arinca Halve.
The best salve in the world for curs,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fevet
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblaine,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cuius piles, or no pay required
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion, or money refunded. Price 25 cents
per box. For sale oy Blakeley and
Why not You Also, when so many-
find it profitable buying of Us.
We are daily bringing out something now, keeping up the always in
teresting and busy scene of merchandising, buying, receiving, selling and
shipping goods, alive to the necessity of keen buying and close, rapid sell
ing, as part of the principle motors of modern, successful store-keeping.
LOOK TO US FOR WEARABLES.
Our Silk Waists at $2.50 have had si pipular run, and for those who
have not seen them, we urge un curly c.tli, m we've but only a few left.
Some with detachable white linen eullur, otners with silk stock. Material
a fancy figured India Silk in washable colors. L'idios we.uing a 32, 40 or
42 should consider our $3.00 black silk grenadine waist seriously. All
other sizes sold out.
Shirt, waist selling very brisk with us the better numbers first choice.
All waists at 75c and over made blouso front. Pretty, attractive styles m
those at 50c, too. Don't delay buying your shirt wuiet until too late; bet
ter choosing, larger stock right now.
What a fund of good things that one word implies with us. Wo could
write a book on tho number of attractive items we are showing.
Women's fast black hoso at 5o per pair, better ones ac 10c, anil the regu
lar 25c hoso of many other stores at 15c per pair. Our 25o hose are so
good in fact that It's hard for us to sell tho higher grades; and we can't
blame the people olther, they know u good thing. When you call ask to
see our "Puritou" fast black hose for childien. The price is Sc per pair,
in all sizes.
SUITS FOR THE BOYS.
Wo've placed on sale today Home moro better than the usual value
suits at $1.78 for bovs from 3 to 14 years. Those up to 0 years made with
reefer collar, and neatly braided. Tho material is a gray stripe half wool
solid cassimero and will wear like solo leather. Theliuitii: a brown senre.
This same goods, in tlireo pleco suite for uoys from 11 to 19 years at $8.85
WASHABLE SUITS FOR LITTLEjBOYS.
Black and whlto striped percale with light-blue sailor collar; white
cord and whistlo, will bo all sold before It guts hot, for we ask only 7oc per
suit. Crash sailor suits at $1.00 and $1.50; nicely trimmed ones. White
duck suits, pearl button and braid trimming, each $2,00
FOR THE HEAD.
Wo show a large variety of straw and crash hats, crash cups aud tains.
Our 25c line of Tarns, Uoh Roys, Caps and Missed' sailors still remains
the best shown in town.
An appropriate Fad Military button gilt hat pin, each 5c,
lied, Whlto and Bluo Silk Ilihboiis. We've enough for everybody at
8c, and 15c per yard.
Gros-grulu and Satin liibboue In No. 3-5-7-U, not in all colors, but
some very appropriate for hair rihboiiH etc, 1 Yd pie are buying it by the
bolt for the above purpose. Our special price is 3u per yard.
All visiting G, A. It. people especially invited to make our store their
A. M.WILLIAMS & GO,
TIT- tnrnc StrV?r& V HP 1
CAMPBELL & WILSON
Under the management of
Mrs. W. G. Wilson and
Miss Myrtle Smith.
Mrs. Briggs' Old Stand.
Swell thiiiL's4 in Ladies' shoes. Just
opened the handsomest shoe of the
season. Our 2-button Vienna. Golden
brown color, brocade silk vesting top,
hand-turn soles, new coin toe, cot
tage ridge. An equisite shoe; sizes
; to 7 B, C and D not high priced
at our price of $3.50. You'll agree
when vuu see it.