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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
nOOD RITER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1898.
NO ESTIMATES MADE.
WRECK ON THE NORTHERN.
Gpitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
Vn Interesting Collection of Items From
the New'and the Old "World In
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
A Peking correspondent says pool
old ' China is afraid to borrow from
either Russia or England. She is en
deavoring to secure an extension from
Japan in the payment of the war in
. News has been received of a landslide
at Quesnelle Porks,' Cariboo. Three
miners, William Allen,' Joe Rich and
Alex McLean, were buried. The slide
was 1,000 feet wide, 800 feet long and
25 feet high.
.Insane jealousy prompted the wife of
William V. Place, an insurance ad
juster of Brooklyn, to kill her 17-year
old stepdaughter and almost take her
own life and that of her husband
The crime was fiendish in its nature.
the weapon being an ax.
Claua , Spreokles' daughter, Mrs.
Mason,' who reoently deeded back to
her father $1,600,000 in property, h&
cause her parent did not approve of her
recent marriage, now regrets Jier hasty
action and would like to again come
into possession of the estate.
' The steamer Capilano, which has
just returned from the northern halibut
fishing grounds, reports the drowning
of two of her fishermen, named Robert
Loughead, of Ontario, and Michael
Driscoll. The captain of the Capilano
reports the roughest weather in his ex
The house of representatives has re
ceived the official report of the death
of Colonel Ruiz, the Spaniard who
was executed for carrying a message
from Blanco imploring the Cubans to
accept autonomy. Aranguren, the Cu
ban general, who is. supposed to have
ordered Ruiz put to death, is not cen
sured in the official report.
.' It is annouced that Hetty Green will
build a railroad through Oklahoma
The proposed road will run from Med-
ford on the Rock Island to Sherman,
Tex., where it will conneot with B. R,
Green's road. There the line will be
conneoted with the Hutchinson & Okla
- homa, and will give the territory an
other -connection with the Gulf. The
road it is said will be built the present
One of the biggest silk manufactur
ing houses in Europe, with mills at
Cienfield, Germany, is to remove to
this country, locating at Paterson, N.
J., and build what is intended to be
the largest silk mill in the United
States. The incorporation papors filed
in Paterson give the name of the con
cern'as the Andigor-Meyer Silk Com
pany. ' Employment will be given to
The! trial of M. Emile Zola and M
Perreiux, manager of the Aurore, who
are,, being prosecuted by the French
government as the result of a lettor
whioh the novelist caused to be .pub'
lished in Aurore in December last,
strongly reflecting upon high officials
conneoted with the Dreyfus case, is
creating a great amount of excitement
inj'Pans. When Zola entered the
, courtroom the first day of the trial
cries of spit upon him " came from
Thomas Thompson, ex-minister to
Brazil, ex-representative, ex-seoretary
of state, and one of the most prominent
Democrats in California, cut his throat
while temporarily ' insane at San Jose,
The British Atlas Company, of Pana.
ma, has Offered to purchase railroads
from ocean to ocean and steamers
owned by the government foi $1,-500,-000
sijvor. The government demands
$ 2, 500,000. :
Word has been received in Spokane
from Washington that the committee
on agriculture has reported favorably
. Senator Warren's amendments for the
establishment of a division of irriga
tion in the agricultural department.
The most violent storm known since
1851 swept the shores of Cape Ann
Tuesday night and early Wednesday
morning, oausing heavy loss of life and
about $200,000 damaged More than a
dozen vessels are ashore near Glouces
ter, at least four more are lost and
many others are damaged. The water
front of Gloucester harbor and i.'.ong
the cape is do.tted with wrecks and
wreckage, schooners, sloops and other
vessels having been driven ashore by
the fierce gale.
, A Washington special says: Repre
sentative Ellis, of Oregon, is very anxi
ous to have the land sonth of Hood
River and Mount Hood excluded from
the Casoade forest reserve, and opened
up to settlement. He holds that this
land, being very fertile and well located,"-
should be given up to farm and
sohool purposes, and opened to those
wishing to avail themselves of its
many advantages. Just now the in
terior department has the matter un
der consideration, but from what Mr.
Ellis has heard from officials there,
and from his ool leagues in congress, he
feels tolerably oertain of succeeding in
having this land thrown open to settlement.
Cougress Has Not Provided for Contlnu
ing Deep Waterways Work.
New York, Feb.
of war invites the
9. The secretary
gress to the desirability of continuing
the work now in progress under the
board of engineers for deep waterways
during the fiscal year ending June 80,'
1899, as no estimate for this work was
included in the estimates submitted
heretofore, says the Tribune's Wash
In brief, the duties imposed on the
board by oongress are to examine and
investigate oertain projects for deep
waterways from the head of Lake Su
perior to tidewater, the Hudson river,
and to prepare plans and estimates of
the cost. The commission in 1897
estimated the oost at not less than
After careful consideration the board
is of the opinion that $225,000 can be
profitably expended on the work dur
ing the year ending June 80, 1899. It
therefore recommends that this sum
be appropriated, and says that if a
smaller sum is granted the cost of ad
ministration and supervision for the
whole work will be increased. The
board says that it will be glad to sub
mit full information regarding its work
and plans and sumbit estimates, verbal
or in writing, to the department or to
congress if desired. .. . The resolution
signed by Major Raymond, of the corps
of engineers, who is president of the
board, is submitted for transmission
by Acting Seoretary Meikeljohn. The
Jamount reoommended for the year end
ing June 80, 1899, is $150,000.
Such Burveys, examinations and in
vestigations are to be made by the board
01 three engineers designated and ap
pointed by the president for this pur
pose in 1897, in compliance with act of
June 4, 1897
REPEATS HIS CONFESSION.
Belew Freely Admits That He Killed
His Brother and Sister.
Buisun, Cal., Feb. 9. Frank Belew
has repeated to the district attorney his
confession of the murder of his brother
and sister. ' He said that before be left
the ranch on the afternoon of the day
he put the poison in the kettle, he
emptied the powder out of its paokage
and folded it in a newspaper, throwing
the bottle away. He thinks be burned
this paper. He also said:
"When I held Susie's hand while
she was dying I did not give her water
or broth to drink or anything else.- All
that I gave her was some ice. It is not
true that my brother Tom knew any
thing of the poisoning. He is entirely
innocent. I am sorry for Tom and
Arthur, but I don't see why they want
Arthur Belew cried bitterly when he
met his brother in his cell, but the
prisoner seemed stolid.
Tell me with your own lips,
Frank," said Arthur, "that you have
made this confession.'1 I can hardly be
"That's what I did," was the
answer. "It is . true. I killed Susie
and Louis, but I don't really know
why I did it." .
The murderer has expressed a desire
to plead guilty, but rather hesitated
about this after a visit from his attor
ney, Reese Clark. The attorney asked
permisison to bring a physioian to the
jail, and there is little doubt that this
means that insanity has been chosen
the line of defense that will be
adopted. The case will be brought be
fore the grand jury on Tuesday.
Under Sheriff RobinBon says Watch
man Wells thought Belew tried to com
mit suicide last night by putting a
handkerohlef down this throat. Wells
thinks the ' attempt was made, but
Belew vigorously denied it.
WAR IS IMMINENT.
Revolutionist Element in Nicaragua
Preparing to Strike a Blow.
New York, Feb. 9. A letter dated
San Jose, Costa Rica, a week ago,
states that there will soon be a revolu
tion in Nicaragua, and asserting that
Costa Rica is backing the movement,
says the Panama correspondent of the
Herald. , The revolution in Nicaragua
will be a great setback to the work of
the United States canal commission
rocaraguan exiles in this city are
jubilant at the outbreak, and predict
that President Zelaya, although success
ful in crushing in his four years of
office many revolutions, will have to
This movement is a result of a fusion
of the conservative party with the dis
sident conservative element. It is
learned here that Dr. Adam Cardenas,
who was president of , Nicaragua from
1888 to 1887, is at the head of a band
which invaded San Juan del Sur from
the Costa Rican frontier. , The junta
refuses at present to disclose its plans,
but says the rebels are well supplied
with arms and money. Members of the
unta will probably leave here for Sal
vador on February 10.
Even this country is favorable to the
cause of the rebels. A large number
of Nicaraguan exiles in Salvador are
ready to join the revolution. Honduras
in return lor Nicaragua's aid in putting
down the Puerto Cortez uprising,
headed by Enrique Solo, reoently, will
support President Zelaya, but he is not
expected to receive any comfort from
Salvador. ' .
Citizens of Dyea and Skag'
way Want Martial Law.
ASK FOR GOVERNMENT AID
Local Authorities Are Unable to Cope
With the Situation, Owing to Hordes
of Bad Characters.
Seattle, Feb. 8. A petition is being
circulated in Skagway and at Dyea ask
ing the war department to send 800
troops there that law and order may
be preserved. The petition also asks
that martial law be declared. The
petition is being signed by nearly all
the best element. It reads as follows
"To the Honorable Secretary of War,
Washington We, the undersigned oit
izens and business men of Alaska, te-
speotfully petition and set forth:
"That there is an extraordinary con
dition of affairs existing at and near
Dyea and Skagway, Alaska, which calls
tor prompt attention from the proper
authorities. -is a result .of the recent
discoveries of gvXl in and near Dawson
City, N. W. T.,x Canada, during the
past two years, there is an enormous
rush of people to that oountry from all
parts of the world, and it is estimated
that there will be 250,000 peopln start
for the gold fields of Alaska and North
west territory during the present year,
and not less than 75 per cent will at
tempt to get in by way of the Chilkoot
and White passes. Even at this early'
date, the full capacity of every steam
and sailing ship on the Pacific coast is
taxed to its utmost capacity to carry
the passengers and freight that are be
ing offereil, and they are being dumped
off at these two points to the number
of 800 a day, which will soon be
largely increased. ,
"In view of the fact that there is no
local civil government in the territory
of Alaska, and no one with sufficient
authority to enforce the laws of the
land, much less to prevent crime and
disorder, and in view of the large num
ber of the, undesirable and oriminal
class, who are now nocking to our
community to prey upon the unwary
and ianocent pilgrim, and in order to
have sufficient numbers to prevent
disorder and blockades on : the trails
leading to the Lakes Lindemann and
Bennett, and to proteot the property of
citizens of the United States, we, the
undersigned, petition that immediate
action be taken by the proper au
"And, believing this to be an ex.
traordinary emergency, we believe that
martial law should be declared in all
this part of Alaska, comprising the
communities of Dyea and Skagway
and the trails leading therefrom to the
international boundary.' And that
sufficient troops, not less than 800, be
immediately dispatched to these points
to enforce the laws and preserve order,
It is stated that Governor Brady has
ordered one of the government vessels,
now stationed at Sitka, to this place, to
preserve order. The cutter will arrive
in a few days.
wooa prospects have been found on
the big Salmon river. Prospect holes
have been sunk to the depth of 54
feet, but water interfered with the work
before bedrock was reached.
Inspector of Mines MoGregor, who
started for Dawson some weeks, ago,
with several tons of supplies and a
number of horses, has abandoned the
trip. McGregor got as far as Lake La
barge, where he received orders from
Major Walsh, administrator ' of the
Yukon distirct, who is camped at Big
Salmon river, to abandon the trip be
cause of the impossibility of reaching
Dawson with horses. MoGregor has
gone to isig Salmon to oonfer with
Major Walsh. y
The recent order of the Canadian
customs officials at Lake Tagish, pro
hibiting any person to pass therewith
less than 1,000 pounds of provisions
for each man, has had the effect of
stopping many people who had started
for Dawson with less than that amount
ACCIDENT AT A DANCE. '
Supports of an Overcrowded Balcony
Chicago, Feb. 88. A panio among
200 dancers was narrowly averted last
midnight at the North Shore hall.
Thirty spectators were crowded into
the little balcony watching the dance.
The supports became loosened and
slipped back to the wall. The baloony
sank gradually, allowing the spectators
to slide topsy-turvy to the polished
floor. When the creaking and pulling
indioated that the balcony was falling,
the large number of people gathered
underneath quickly stampeded toward
the central portion of the hall, leaving
John Krusie behind. Krusie was
caught by the falling timbers, and had
bis side crushed in. As the north end
of the balcony commenced to fall, the
musicians became panic-stricken and,
Beizing their instruments, made a dash
for the door. The dancers followed.
Several police stationed at thu door
Bliut it and held it against thet panic
stricken dancers, thus averting a cer
tain oatastrophe on the narrow stair
way. . Of the 80 persons in the gallery,
Krusie alone sustained serious injuries;
All of the others, however, were pain
Senator Teller Urges the Ratification of
- the Treaty.
Washington, Feb. 9. Senator Teller
occupied the entire hours of the execu
tive session in the senate today in dis
cussing the Hawaiian annexation
treaty. During the course of his speech
Teller -took ocoasion to say that he
should have been glad to discuss the
treaty in opsn session and to the re'
mark he added the opinion that the
time had almost come when the ques.
tion of annexation should be debated
on a bill looking to legislation by both
houses of congress rather than on the
basis of the treaty. While he though
there might be. a bare possibility of se-i
buring the 60 votes necessary to ratify
the treaty, he considered that under the
present cicrumstances this was exceed
ngly doubtful, and he thought the
jsooner the fact was recognized and a
change of front made, the better it
Would be from all points of view.
A communication was received by the
(senate from the secretary of war .pre
Bonting the urgency for immediate ac
jtion to control the disorderly element
that is assembling in Alaska.
' Chandler .presented a memorial call
ing the senate's attention to one of the
thrilling events of the civil war. The
memorial was prepared in 1884 by the
late Admiral Worden, who, as a lieu
tenant in the navy, commanded the
Monitor in the historic fight in Hamp'
ton roads between that vessel in and
the Merrimao. Chandler said that
Admiral Worden conceived the idea
that it would be proper for the govern
ment of the United States to pay the
officers and crew of the .Monitor the
sum of $200 each in the nature of prize
money, but after having prepared the
memorial, concluded not to present it
to congress, lest his motives might be
misconstrued. Chandler said he now
took occasion to present the memorial
himself, and he hoped that congress
might see its way clear, in view of the
wonderful victory by Admiral Worden,
to do something substantial for the
surviving members of his family, who
are not in good financial circumstances.
He asked that the memorial be refer
red to the naval affairs committee.
A house bill authorizing the secre
tary of the treasury to purchase or
have constructed a suitable revenue
cutter for use on the Yukon river, at a
cost not to exoeed $40,000, was passed
Washington, Feb. 9. The house to
day passed the military academy bill,
with only one important amendment.
The debate on the measure was desult
ory and .touohed a variety of political
topics. As passed, the bill carries
$453,540, being $26,032 less than the
amount carried by the current law.
The bill to limit the period for the
refunding of the certificates of deposit
of 1879 to Deoember 81, 1899, was
ased. Tomorrow the house will take
up the Aldrich-Plowman contested elec
A Spanish Victory.
Havana, Feb. v. 'According to in
formation from Spanish sources, a col
umn of troops commanded by Lieuten
ant-Colonel Hervas has been engaged
with an insurgent force at Canalaveja,
province of Santa Clara. After inflict
ing some loss on the enemy, the Span
iards followed the insurgents in the di
rection of Arroyo Honda and later be
came engaged with 600 insurgent
infantry and 60 insurgent cavalrymen,
who occupied an entrenched position.
The Spaniards, it is claimed, after
some lively firing, dislodged the insur
gents, who retreated with a loss of 27
killed, and leaving one wounded pris
oner. The loss oi the Spaniards is said
to have been insignificant.
Armed Troops Obnoxious.
Chicago, Feb. 9. A special from
Ottawa says: An official announcement
was made in the Dominion house of
commons tonight that armed troops of
the United States will not be permitted
to accompany the American relief ex
pedition to Dawson. The government
also stated that the question of allowing
United States troops not under arms to
do so was under considertaion by the
cabinet, and was also the subject of
negotiation with the Washington
authorities. It is generally conceded
that an unarmed body of American
troops will be permitted to accompany
the expedition over Canadian territory.
Rescued Crew of Sinking Schooner.
New York, Feb. 8.-r-It is reported
that the schooner Ida K. Hull, Captain
Gabrielson, which arrived today from
Savannah, met the schooner Jacob
Reed, Captain Bunker, in a sinking
condition, took her crew off and
brought them to this port. The Reed
sailed from Ferdinands, for New York.
The locality in which the reported
rescue was effected could not be learned
. Dole Returns Home.
Washington, , Feb. . 8. President
Dole, ceased to be a guest of the nation
tonight when he started for Buffalo,
and thus began his return journey to
the Hawaiian islands. The president
arrived at the Pennsylvania station a
few minutes before his train was ready,
and was not kept waiting, but imme
diately went to the private car Coronet, '
which he . will occupy , on his trip to
So Says Caffery of Oregon's
Governor in Corbett Case.
FINAL VOTE TO BE HAD SOON
Fortifications Bill In the House Large
Number of Old War Claims Reported
to the Senate.
Washington. Feb. 5. One of the
features of today's season of the senate
was the speech by Cattery in support
Of the resolution renorted hv the com
mittee on privileges and elections, de
daring that Henry W. Corbett is not
entitled to a seat in the senate from
Oregon. Mr. Corbett was appointed
by the governor of Oregon, after the
failure of the legislature to elect, to
succeed Senator Mitchell. Cafferv
maintained that no governor of a state
had the authority to appoint a man 'to
nil a vacancy a vacancy beginning
with a new term alter the legislature
had had an opportunity to elect and
had failed to do so.
The agricultural bill was under con
sideration ' during the greater part of
the afternoon, and final lv nassed.
After a brief executive session the sen
ate adjourned. '
The house spent the day ostensibly
considering the fortifications appropri
ation bill. In reality, the major por
tion of the time was consumed in the
disoussion of political topics. The ex
istence of prosperity in the South was
again the main Question of dispute,
The featue of the day was the discov
ery by Simpson, the Kansas Populist,
and the exploitation of the alleged fact
that Dingley, chairman of the ways
and means committee, wore a London
made pot-hat. Dingley explained that
the hat was made in New York; that
the London trademark was simply
placed there to please the Anglo-man
icacs who always preferred things be
cause they were English. All attempts
to increase the appropriations in the
bill or to amend it in any respect were
voted down today.
Bundle of Old Claims.' i
Washington, Feb. 5. Senator Teller
chairman of the committee on claims,
today introduced two bills in the sen
ate, embodying the results of the ooni'
mittee's investigation under the pro
vision of the general deficiency act of
the last session, urging that commit
tee to investigate and report on nicri
torious claims against the government
which are before the oommittee. One
of the bills involves numerous claims
before the court of claims, and there is
an omnibus measure providing appro'
priations under general heads, as fol
Court of claims cases (mostly under
Bowman act), $1,841,963: Frenoh spo
liation claims, $1,043,117; under na
tional contracts, $795,500; account
churches and schools, $365,974; claims
of states, $4,693,128; miscellaneous
claims, $897,104; claims for adjust
ment and settlement (in part), $180,
859; total, $9,765,253.
All but about $2,000 of the claims
of states allowed are for the refunding
of moneys advanced for raising troops
during the war of the rebellion by Cal
ifornia, Oregon and Nevada. Provision
is made for the investigation by com
petent tribunals of the claims of Flori
da and Tennessee against the United
States, and the claims of the general
government against these "states. Both
of these contentions are of long stand
ing. Provision is also made for adjust
ment of the claims of 15 other states,
amounting hi the aggregate to $129,
260, whioh are tlie results of expend i
tures made by the various states in
equipping troops during the war of the
rebellion. In these cases, an official
investigation is ordered, and no appro
priation is made.
Many of the . claims on navy cori
tracts date back to the civil war, and
are on account of insufficient allow
ance for vessels built under the pres
sure of the times.
Settlement is made under the head
ing "saiscellaneous," of quite a num
ber of claims which admit of on
ipecific grouping. These claims are
varied in character, and cover Nan ex
tended portion of the nation's history.
A large number of them grew but of
the civil war. . Teller presented a com
prehensive review covering all the feat
ures of the bill in detail.
Resolution for Non-intervention.
Washington, Feb. ,5. During the
discussion of the appropriation bill in
the senate, Cullom, yielded to White,
for the introduction of this joint reso
lution: 1 I
"Resolved, That of right it belongs
wholly to the people of the Hawaiian
islands to establish and maintain their
own form of government and domestic
polioy; that the United States ought in
nowise interfere with them, and that
any intervention in the political affairs
of these islands by any other govern
ment will be regarded as an act un
friendly to the United States."
The resolution was passed by the
senate May 81, 1894, having been , re
ported by Turpie, of the committee on
foreign relations. White asked that
the resolution lie on the table.
East Bound Train Ran Into a Washout
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 8. A special
to the Ledger from Pasoo, Wash. , says:
The overland passenger train that left
Taooma at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon
was wrecked at 4 o'clock this morning
at a email bridge 80 miles east of
Pasco, between Hatton and Connell.
Ttoo men who were riding on the
platform of the baggage car were killed,
and another, who was on the platform
of the mail oar, next to the tender,
had his leg and one hand crushed. The
mail clerk was cut' slightly about the
head. The men who were killed were
John Leland and an unknown tramp.
Leland was from St. Louis. They both .
had some money, but we'e beating
their way east.
The man who was injured was one
ot the Elondikers who was wrecked on
the Corona. He was returning home
with a companion, and both were rid
ing on the platform of the mail car. -They
refused to give their names.
The train was in charge of conductor
Campbell and Engineer George Ladd.
It was running slowly on account of a
bad track. The accident occurred on a
small bridge over a dry stream, which
had been swollen by the reoont heavy
rains. The stream usually is not
more than 25 feet wide. The enigne
passed over the bridge, but the engineer
felt the structure give way beneath him
and promptly applied the emergency
brake. The bridge sank as the mail
car left it, and the baggage car and an
empty emigrant car went down with it.
The engine left the track and turned
partly over. The engineer and fireman
stuck to their posts, and were unhurt.
The mail car was thrown on its side,
stripped of its trucks, and badly
smashed. The car was set on fire by
the lamps, but the blaze was quickly
put out before much damage was done.
The express and baggage cars were
turned over on their sides, and .
smashed. The ''escape of the messen
gers and olerks was almost miraculous.
The passengers in the sleepers 'were
awakened by the shock, but were un
injured. TROOPS START NORTH.
The Relief Expedition Sails on the
' Steamer Elder.
Portland, Feb. 8. With 871 pas
sengers, including the first detachment
of troops for the Alaska relief expedi
tion, 56 horses, 50 dogs" and 1,150 tons
of freight, the steamer Elder left
Alaska wharf for the far north at 10:30
o'clock last night. Though the wharf
was well filled with sightseers, it was
not crowded to suffocation, for many
of the Elder's passengers were from
outside of Portland, and had no friends
here to see them off. '
Some 200 tons of the Elder's freight
was for the government relief expedi
tion, 400 tons was ' miners' outfits, and
550 tons general freight. All the
freight save a few outfits was aboard
while the passengers were embarking.
Everything went off smoothly, and
when the gang plank was pulled in, and
the big steamer swung out into the
river, she was given as rousing a cheer
as that which followed her on her first
ijapanese Going to Klondike
San Francisco, Feb. 8. The Call
says: Japan is going to invade the
Klondike. A standing army of 5,000
able-bodied laborers are preparing to
go to the gold fields, and in a month
or so they will make a descent upon
Dawson City. One of the Nippon Yu
sen Kaisha steamers will bring them
here, but as they will not land on the
soil of the United States, there will be
no one to stop them, unless Great
Britain takes a hand in the rru.tter.
One of the Japanese steamers that has
been carrying laborers, will be used to
carry the men to their destination. It
is added that the Japanese will be
brought over by a syndicate, and
trouble on the Klondike is predicted.
Shipwrecked Crew Rescued.
New York, Feb. 8. The Portuguese
ateamer Oevenum, which arrived today
from Oporto, brought ten of the crew
of the American bark Serene, whioh
was wrecked Deoember 81 at Leixoes,
near Oporto, during a heavy northeast
gale, as heretofore reported. -The bark
dragged her anchors and went ashore
On the rocks. The crew landed with
difficulty, saving only the clothes they
wore. Captain Bailing remained with
the vessel to look after the owner's in
terests. The Serene sailed from Phila
delphia November 1 for Oporto with a
cargo of case oil. She was built in
Baltimore in 1867, and was owned by
parties in New York, whence she
hailed. She registered 522 tons.
j The White Squadron.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 8. A spe
cial to the Citizen from Key West
says: Ships connected with the white
squadron have displayed remarkable
activity during the last few hours. The
cruiser Marblehead put out from port
today and joined the fleet. The Nash
ville, which left here Thursday, fully
supplied with coal and ammunition.
has returned to the harbor.. The tor
pedo boats have returned and the Cush-
ing and Tryon are in port. The Du
pont will arrive tomorrow. The sup
ply boats during the past week have
transported large quantities of provi.
eions to the fleet