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THE DALLES, OREGON. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 23, 1898.
The Work of Landing the Second Expedition Now in Progress The Present Force
Feels Able to Compel Capitulation of the City.
CAVITE, July 19. The work preliminary to the landing of the troops of the sec-
ond expedition is now in progress.
The assault on Manila is eagerly awaited by the American .troops who feel abund-
antly able to force the capitulation of the city with its present strength.
The Spanish steamer Campania de Filipinas has been taken in recently by the in
surgent forces. N
Powers Have mim
They Will Strongly Oppose the Annexation of
. Them By America.
BERLIN, July 22. It is reported here on good author
ity that all the European powers except England have come
to an agreement regarding the Philippine islands. They will
strongly oppose American annexation or the establishment
of an Anglo-American protectorate.
He Attempts to Capture the Spanish
Forces A Bloody Battle Fought
Forty-Six Cubans and Eighteen
Spaniards Killed Many Were
New York. July 22. A special from
Santiago says :
It is reported tonight that General
Garcia's army attacked a detachment of
Spanish soldiers bound for this city to
surrender and was badly beaten. Gar
cia ambushed the Spaniards and de
manded them to surrender immediately
to him. The Spaniards refused and a
bloody fight followed, resulting in the
routing of Garcia's army. Forty-six
Cubans and eighteen Spaniards were
killed, and many were wounded on both
It Is understood to be Garcia's inten
tion to attempt tbo capture of Holquin
without the aid of the American forces.
The fight occurred twenty-nine miles
northwest of Santiago. General Gar
cia's army bad proceeded upon this
mission when the Spanish troops were
encountered. The Spaniards, it is said,
bad been gathered from the fortified
towns in the vicinity, and were proceed
ing to Santiago under terms of sur
render agreed to by General Toral.
Garcia ordered his men to form so as
to be concealed in the chapparel. hoping
to annihilate the first section of the
Spanish troops. His plans were
promptly put into execution, but the
Spaniards, quickly recovering from the
demoralization by the opening shots,
replied fiercely and General Garcia's
ambuscade was a complete failure.
Although unsuccessful in his plan to
trap the Spaniards, Gen. Garcia, ac
cording to the Cubans who brought the
story, sent word to them demanding
that they surrender forthwith. To this
demand the Spanish commander re
turned an emphatic refusal. Gen Garcia
ordered his troops to prepare to fight.
Gen. Garcia had decided, it is said, to
attempt to carry the Spanish position
by assault, and bis troops pressed for
ward when the word was Given. Their
progress was firmly resisted at every
point by the Spaniards, who, after sev
eral hours of hard fighting, put the
Cubans to flight.
Sick Rate Diminishing Affairs of the
Ctty Directed by General Wood.
Santiago, July 23. The sick rate
among the American troops is diminish
ing. They are camped on high, health
ful lands, and General Wood directs the
affairs of the city. He has American
troops on police duty, and no disorder
nor friction has occurred between the
officers and the citizens.
Fresh meat is provided for the troops,
and a postoffice has been established.
The quarantine is strictly attended to.
Porto Rico Soon to Be Attacked. '
Washington, July 23. It has been
announced at the war department that
an attack on Porto Rico is due about
the middle of next week. General
Ernest's brigade will reach Porto Bico
Porto Rican Expedition Discussed-"
General Miles Departure a Matter
Washington, July 22. The cabinet
session today occupied an hour and a
half, and was devoted almost exclusive
ly to discussion of . the Porto Rican ex
pedition and other aggressive steps in
the campaign. After the session it was
specifically and positively stated that
there bad been no discussion whatever
as to the peace outlook, as to the new
phase created by the Cuban insurgents'
independent attitude, or the action of
Aguinaldo in the Philippines.
General Miles' departure was made a
matter of congratulation and the steps
to follow it were thoroughly reviewed.
It was announced that the troops and
convoys under General Miles will proba
bly arrive there next Sunday, but fur
ther details are withheld. There seems
to be no longer any doubt as to the pur
pose of the government in regard to the
ieiand when occupied. It will be per
manently annexed to the United States.
The Action Taken to Prevent Criticism
of Cervera and Toral By the Wey
Madbid, July 22. The Spanish gov
ernment has ordered the press to close
its columns to the generals or civil of
ficials. It is thought that this measure
is taken to prevent any undue criticism
of Toral and Cervera by the Weylerites
and other factions of Similar views.
Polaviejas has been suspected of in
triguing to become the head of the mili
Probably Caused by a Conference with
Representatives of the Union Iron
Works Firm Expects Big Orders.
Moscow, July 23. Russia has aban
doned for the present her bit; increase
of navy. This change is snpposed to be
dne to the arrival of representatives
of the Union Iron Works of San Fran
cisco, who bad been summoned by the
Russian navy department for conference
regarding big offers for the American
Royal makes the food pare, -
wholesome and delicious.
ROVAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW VORK.
Saloons are Still Closed Soapy Smith's
Slayer is Now in a Very Precarious
Juneau, July 17, by the steamer Al-Ki
to Departure bay, B. C, July 22. The
town of Skagaay is still nnder martial
law, and all saloons are closed. Twenty
six men who have been bound over by
the United States commissioner, have
been taken to Sitka. -
City Surveyor Raid, who killed Soapy
Smith recently, received a wound in the
thigh, and may die of bloodpoisoning.
J. W. Tanner has been appointed dep
uty United States marshal at Skaguay,
in placs of Taylor, who is charged with
negligence of official duty.
George Ely Probably Fatally Shot By
Pendleton, July 22. Moses 'Thomp
son shot George Ely at noon today in
front of Newman's cigar store on Main
streets. Ely was taken to Cole's hos
pital and is not expected to recover. The
ball entered the left groin and is thought
to have passed nearly through the In
testines. .Thompson was arrested. He is
a prominent G. A. R. man and resided
here thirty years.
is good for tanning and for
making mortar, but bad for
baking powder. ; ' -
I No lime or alum in Schil
lings Best. .
FROM 8 A. M. TO 7:30 P. M.
At quick-selling, extra-special prices. Only a
very limited number; just enough for a few days sell
ing, yet enough to offer an interesting assortment for
easy choosing. " - Sizes from 32 to 38 bust.
i3ote our deductions
FOR SATURDAY ONLY.
$11.75 Blouse Suits .....reduced to 7.95
16.00 Blouse Suits ..reduced to 10.95
17.00 Blouse Suits reduced to 11.85
18.00 Blouse Suits .reduced to 13.90,
NO TWO STYTES ALIKE.
For Saturday Only.
Black Figured Dress Skirts, lined throughout,
velvet binding; special for Saturday's
selling only J1.00
Plain Black Worsted Dress Skirt, full lined,
liberal with velveteen binding; Satur
day's special price....................... :.. $1.50
Black, brown or blue and white checked
- Dress Skirt, lined throughout, velvet t
bound, at 95C
Cloudy Weatheir PirefePired fot Sittings.
MY WORK MY SUCCESS.
THE DALLES, OR.
ON THE ST. PAUL
The Hero of the Merrimac Has Reached
New York and Left for Washing
ton to Report to the Navy Department.
Nkw York, Jnly 22. The United
States cruiser St. Pant arrived here to
day from the harbor of Guantanamo
with all well on 'board. Lieutenant
Hobson arrived on the St. Panl, and it
is believed proceeded at once to Wash
ington by way of the Pennsylvania rail;
road. It is possible Hobson is the bear
er of Admiral Sampson's report of the
naval engagement off Santiago. When
Hobson left the ferryboat at the foot of
Whitehall street it took the crowd bnt a
moment to learn his identity, and hund
reds soon gathered to cheer him.
Lieutenant Hobson said he had in
spected the wrecked Spanish warships
and he is certain if prompt action is
taken two of them, the Cristobal Colon
and Maria Teresa, can be saved.
"Should ' a gale spring up," added
Lieutenant Hobson, "all work of the
wreckers would go for naught, and the
Colon and Teresa be lost to us. That ia
why " I am hurrying to Washington to
explain to the officials there the neces
sity of making contracts at once for the
raising of the warships."
Going Back to Hawaii.
San Fbascisco, July 22. Ex-Queen
Liliuokalani, attended by her physician.
Dr. English, and Mr.-and Mrs. Hele
luke, has arrived from Washington, en
route to Honolulu. The party will
leave on the Gaelic next Tuesday for the
Hawaiian islands. 1
Released From Quarantine.
Nkw Yokk, July 22. Miss Jennings,
a nurse, newspaper correspondents and
several discharged soldiers who arrived
on the Seneca Wednesday, have been
released from quarantine.
To Care m Cold In On Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money if
it fails to cure. 25c
DeWitt's Little Early Risers.
The fasioas II tl? pills.