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THE DALLES, OREGON. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 2-1, 1898.
Heavy Firing Heard Off the Ctta Coast
The Spanish Fleet Prohahly
Have Been Fonnfl,
CERTAINLY A NATAL BATTLE
Highest Authorities Vouch For Truth or
Statement Great 'Excitement in
Port au Paix.
T Ki:y Wi:st, May 133. It ifj re- y
ported hero on tho highcBl author- y
ity tit tit tho Spanish and American
& fleets are fighting oil the southern 9
t coast of Cuba in tlio Windward 5
Pout a i' riti.vci:, llayti, May 1?!!.
Continuous cannonading had been heard
at Tort do Pais, which has thrown ttiat
town into a Btato of the wildest excite
ment. Dispatches say that very heavy
firing is going on in the northwest in tho
direction of tho Windward Passage. At
least twenty shots wero heard at Drst.
Tlioro was then a brief lull, following
which cannonading was resumed.
There is no doubt in Port'de P.tix that
n great naval engagement between the
fleets of Sampson anil Cervera is being
fought and that full details of the battle
will soon be obtained.
It is quite generally believed that the
shots heard Friday and Saturday weie
annunciators of the first Bkirmish be
tween Sampson's feout ships and tiie
The Hear Will Not Reach the Fleet
Hcforc July-No Fears Entertained
For the Safety of the Crew.
Washington, Muy 'JO. Captain Shoe
maker, chief of tho revenue service,
says ttiero is no truth in tho report from
Afognak that the crew and vessels of the
whuling fleet at l'olnt Harrow have been
lost. Jle does not expect the revenue
cutter Hear to reach the fleet before
July 1st ; but has no fear for its safety.
Ho says that from his knowledge of the
Arctic region, ho is satisfied there can
be no truth In tho report coming from
GREAT JOY AMONG
First Regiment of Oregon Volunteers
Will Leave SoonTroops to Re
ceive A Month's Pay in Advance.
San FitANCisco, May 23. Over in the
c imp of tho First regiment of Oregon
Volunteers there was much enthusiasm
during tho morning and a great deal of
hard work. Tito regiment lias received
its inarching orders, tho Third battalion
boing ordered to report tomorrow mail
ing at 8 o'clock at the dock, it being un
derstood that four companies will leave
on tho City of Sydney with the six com
panies of tho Hth U. S. infantry and a
detachment from Mi jor Nice's volunteer
battalion of heavy artillery. ThoFiiat
and Second battalion of the Oregon regi
ment will go on tho steamer Australia
with Gen. Anderson of the U. S. A. and
his staff, who arrived yesterday.
When the men go on board tho Aus
tralia and City of Sydney tho steamers
will go out in the stream to join the City
of Pekin. The three transports will
probably leave tho port by Wednesday
Tho troops bound for tho Philippines
received glad news from Washington
today that they would bo paid off beforo
sailing. The request for pay in advance
was eent by Col. Smith to Senator
White about ten days ago and the mat
ter was placed befoio the war depart
ment. Gen. Otis received an order to
see that nil troops are paid one month's
wages before they get away.
They Try to Mow Up the Blockading
Squadron with Floating Mines
A New Hind of Warfare.
Kkv Wkst, May 23. News reached
here today of a dastardly attempt to
blow up the boats of tho blockading
squadron. What is believed to have
been a submarine mine was exploded
yesterday by the Spanish off Cape San
Officers of the warship Eay that the
Spanish have put floating mines through
out the gulf stream in an attempt to
blow up the blockading Equadron.
The vessels were scouting well out
from land in Yucatan channel, and
were in a semi-circlo 800 yards apart,
when an explosion lifted the ships and
sem the seamen and officers spinning
across the decks, It was at first thought
that it was the shock of a large gun,
and men rushed to their quarters.
The explosions adds new features to
the naval warfare. One of the officers
Baid: "one of our Ehips were injured,
but tho explosion warus nil vessels to
look out for floating mines."
Evident Object Was to Prevent Her De
parture Incident May Lead to
St. Thomas, May 23. The liritieh
steamer Aldeborough, which arrived at
Porto Rico May 8th, from Mothil, Scot
land, reached this port from San Juan
yestorday. She reports that the Span
ish cruiser Isabella II fired on tho Brit
ish eteamer Itoth, which was loaded with
coal, with tho intention of crippling her,
and thereby preventing her departure.
Tho officers ot cruiser claim that tho fir
ing was accidental.
Tho Aldeborough also reports that an
American cruiser captured a Spanish
bark north of San Juan Saturday morn
ing last. Tho prize wa3 towed to tho
Chicago, May 23. A special from
The firing upon tho Knglieh ship ltoth
by tho Spanish cruiser Isabella promises
to load to serious complications. The
Spanish say it was a mistake, but the
British and Americans think not.
(iiiKKii'H men ST1CIK1',
Wonderful Wuulth uf the Great North
Hkit.skk, Or., May 23. Great excite
! ment prevails in tho mining region
i near Canyon City, as well us iu adjacent
towns. Saturday Isaac Gnker, owner of
' tho Grjat Northoin mino, noar Canyon
'City, Grant county, took out $1042.85 in
I fifty minutes. One ntiggot ulono weighed
1 4033.87. Klondike Isn't in it with the
! Oregon mines.
Little Lighthouse Tender Mangrove Has
Prohahly Fallen Into the Hands
of a Spanish Cruiser.
MUCH EXCITEMENT OVER IT
Reports State That Her Entire Comple
ment of Officers and men were
Butchered Other Reports Say
They Werc'Takcn to Cuban Port.
Key West, Mav 23. This town is all
a-2og over the story of our first naval
disaster. The story goes from mouth to
mouth of the capture of the Mangrove
by the Spanish. The wildest stories,
made even worse at every repetition.
are handed from one to another. It is j
said that the entire compliment of ofE j
cers and men of the little lighthouse ten
der have been butchered. This was i
modified to Eonie extent by the fact that
they had been taken to Santiago de Cuba,
Evervbodv is filled with terror for tie !
worst. The naval station here will rot
verify the story, but those in charge
are evidently uneasy over the afiair.
Telegrams sent to Washington asking
whether or not the dread report was
true elicited unsatisfactory replies. The
navy department would neither confirm
nor deny the report.
As the story went, an American ves
sel had been picked up by a big Spanish
cruiser ofi' the southern coi'st of Cuba.
It was supposed she had been grap-
pling for the Santiago cable to cut it in j
order to cut off the Spanish communica- .
tiona with Madrid. She was especially
equipped for thts service. The Mangrove I
was not intended for active service and !
hard fighting this year. After she had j
acted as a sort of dispatch boat between i
Havanu and Key West in the days of ;
the Maine inquiry, and had brought
over the recovered guns of the sunken
battleship, she was equipped with two
rapid fire one-pounders and complete
cable grappling appavatus, and then
placed in charge of Lieutenant Com
mander Wm. Everett. Her crew cr n
slsted of thirteen men.
Witli her two one-pounders she dis
tinguished herself during the blockade
in the latter part of April by bringing
in the Spanish steamer Panama, which
had two fourteen-pounders and a crew
Bombardment of Santiago Pro
nounced as Such Cable lias
Been Cut No Injury to the Fleet.
St. Thomas, Mav 23. The recent
bombardment of defenses at Santiago
resulted in a decided victory for the
American ehips, the cutting of cables
shutting Blanco oil' from communication
from Madrid. Acting under orders from
Sampson, the ausillarycruser St. Louh
and armed tux Wompatuck proceeded
to Santiago to cut tho cable there. The
eablo was picked up in range of tho
gues of Morro fcrt. Tho Spaniards
opened tire on tho Americans, as did
also two sand and mortar batteiiea on
shore nnd below tho level on which
Morro fort standi. The American ves
sela responded. Tho aim of tho Span
iards was atrociously bad. The sailors
secured the cablo and lifted it to the
forecastle of tho St. Louis, where It was
Tho Spaniards meanwhile redoubled
their efforts, and hit tho vessels, and
the engagement was lively. The St.
Louis brought her six-pounders into
play, and tho Wompatuck used her ono
three-pounder. With this small arma
ment tho Americana finally silenced all
but two or thred of the Spanish gunp.
The topmast stay of the St. Louis was
shot away, and the pilot house of the
Wampotuck was slightly shattered.
One man on the St. Louis, while hand
ling the cable, had his finger broken by
flying fragments of shell. This was the
only damage done to them. The Amer
icans then proceeded to Guatanlmo.
shelled tho batterirs, and tinder an
effective fire cut the cable, thus com
pleting Blanco's isolation.
Tho Americans simply laughed at
the wretched gunnery of the Spanish.
The Shock Plainly Pelt on Board
Key West, May 23. Four of our war
ships, whose names cannot for good
reasons be telegraphed, wero cruising off
tho western. most Point of Cuba yester
day, when a tremendous explosion oc
curred. It seemed to be right under the
feet of everybody, but the quiet signals
which were exchanged among the fleet
Bhowed that it had not occured on any
of our vessels. Various theories have
keen advanced, some of them thinking
it was an earthquake, while others be
lieve it was a floating mine which had
been placed by the Spaniards.
There have been a few other ex
plosions, but none of the magnitude
of the first. The blockade along
tho coast is very quiet and the rainy sea
son has begun. Almost every day sees
almost a torrent of rain.
S1MN1SII FOKCKS UOUTKI)
A Sharp Eiigac'piuont Near Matanz:m In'j
l'lalu Sight of tin: Itlucl:-
inline IVm i-liljiji. I
New Yoiik, May 23. A Key Weft ,
special says the Cubans are righting
their way to the coast, where they will
join with our forces of invasion. Three
hundred Cubans engaged a squad of
Spanish cavalry on Thursday 10 miles
west ot Matnnzas. The battle was
fiercely waged in sight of the ships' of
the blockading squadron. The fighting
continued after dark, and Friday morn
ing the Spanish cavahy, which have
been reinforced during the night by a
battalion ot infantry, was seen retreat
ing toward Havana. The Cubans ap
proached rapidly to the coast to join our
IIKITISII STK.YMKK TAKEN IN.
Capture! AVIille Trying to Enter
Harbor of Havana.
Key West, May 23. Tho British
steamer Ardamhor came into port this !
morning in charge of an ensign from the j
auxiliary gunboat Osceola, by which tho
yessel was seized yesterday off Canaries'
fort light, because she was acting iu u
suspicious manner, and was supposed to
be trying to enter Havana harbor.
Naval Exiiurts Think Oiiii wnualiiiiK Will
Huon Catch Curvera.
Washington, May 24. Naval experts
believe Admiral Carvera's squadron is
rapidly exhausting Us coal supply, and j
that as many ports aro now closed
against it, it will not bo able to long
elude our fleets unless it gets coal at sea
Spain Next Move.
Mawui, May 23, From n diEcussion
in tho Spanish senate today it appeals
that Spain seriously contemplated
having recourse to privateering in the
To Cure u Cold In Ono Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund tl.o money if
it fails to cure. 2k.
One Minute Cough Cure, cures.
. , Hi 'it U what It was made f jr.
TO LWADE SPANISH
Four More Regiments Have Been
dcred to the Eront.
Washington, May 23. Mustering
figures received at the war department
show that up to this time 100,000 volun
teers have taken tho oath of allegiance
to support the United States govern
ment. Orders to the. following regiments to
move to front were given today: Thirty
third Michigan, Colonel Chas. L. IJoyn
ton, commanding, to Chickamauga; Sec
ond Virginia, Colonel J. C. Bacon com
manding, to T.-mpa: Second Kentucky,
Coloapl E. H. Gaither commanding, to
Chickamauga; Twenty-second Kansas,
Colonel Henry E. Lindsay commanding,
to Camp Alger, Va.
TrnnnpnrtH for Horse.
Galveston, May 23. Orders have
been received from Washington to
charter the steam lighters Bessie and
Laura. The beliaf is prcalent here that
the lighters will be used in transporting
the horses of the "Rough Riders" who
are expected to embark from here for
Society ltelln to I'rncttce Lair
Oakland, May 23. Miss Eucla Vro
man, a society belle, has been admitted
to practice law before the supreme court.
Why not You Also, when so many-
find it profitable buying of Us.
We are daily bringing out somethinc new. keeninir un tho always in
teresting and busy scene of merchandising, buying, receiving, selling and
miijjiiiK Kuuue, hiivu iu nio utxKesuy 01 Keen uuying aim uiojs, rapid sell
ing, as part of the principle motors of modern, successful store-keeping.
LOOK TO ITS FOR WEARABLES.
Our Silk Waists at $2.30 h vk ha I a pipu'.ir run, and for those who
have not sein them, wo urge an cirlv o.tll, ai we've but only a few left.
Some with detachable white ii.i-m i- iMar. others with silk stock. Material
n fnnnv ftanred India Silk in w.uliablo cilorj. Lv.lie3 Wdjrin.! a 32, 40 ot
4!2 fllmnlii i'onsidur our 3.00 black
other sizes sold out.
Shirtwaist sellina verv brisk with
All waists at 75c anil over made blonso front. Pretty, attractive styles in
those at 60c, too. Don't delay buying your shirt waist until too late; bet
ter choosing, larger stock right now.
What a fund of good things that ono word implies with us. Wo could
write u book on tho number of attractive items wo aro showing.
Wnmfin'H fust black Iios-b at fie nor nail, bettor ones at 10c, and tho regu-
Inr "."in linsn nf mini' ntlipr mores at
good in fact that it's hard for us to sell tho higher grades; and wo can't
blame the people either, they know a good thing. When you call ask to
see our "Puritan" fast black hose for childton. The price is 8c per pair,
in all sizes.
Wo'vo placed on sale today some more 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 ia a gray atripo half wool
solid eaaslmero and will wear like solo leather. Tho liniii i a brown aerau.
This same goods, In three piece suite
IJlaek and whito strined nercalo
cord and whistle, will bo all sold before it gets hot, for wo ask only 75c per
suit. Crash sailor suits at $ 1.00 and $1.50; nicely trimmed ones. White
duck suits, pearl button and braid trimming, each if'J ou
FOR THE HEAD.
Wn show a lnne variety of straw and crash hats, eraah can-, and tarns.
Our tfie line of Tunis. Itoh Uovs,
the best shown in town.
An appropriate Fad Military
Itod, White and Bluo Silk Hibbons. We'vo enough for everybody at
8c, and 15c per yard.
Gros-grain and Satin Itibbons in No. 3-5 7-0, not in all colors, but
some very appropriate for hair ribbons etc, People aro buying it by the
bolt for the above purpose. Our special price is 3u per yard,
All visiting G. A. 15. peoplo especially invited to make our store their
A. M. WILLIAMS & CO.
Royal mokes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
ROVAL BAKINQ POWDCfl CO.. NEW YORK.
She graduated with lienors from Hast
ings college of law, and now is a fully ac
credited member of the bar. Herfather,
the late Henry Vroman, was one of the
most prominent attorneys of California.
He left valuable estate, which his daugh
ter proposes to manage herself.
One brown bay mare branded BN on
left shoulder and split in left ear. One
brown bay mare branded L on left
shoulder and hip. Will give $10 for re
turn of same. Address
Hood River, Or.
Swell thing- iu Ladies' shoes. Just
opened the handsomest shoe of tho
season. Our 2-button Vienna. Golden
brown color, brocade silk vesting top,
hand-turn soles, new coin toe, cot
tage ridge. An equislto slioe; sizes
I! to 7 B, C and D not high priced
at our price of $3,50. You'll ngteo
when vou see it.
silk gronadiuo waist seriously. All
us the better numbers first choice.
loc nsr imir. Our 2oe hose are SO
for uoys from 11 to 10 years at $3.85
with light-blue sailor collar; whito
Caps and Misses' sailors still remains
button gilt hat pin, each oi;