T he Hood Kiver Glacier. It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. . r." . ' ; ' ; : ' . ; ; , ' ' ; ..,-.... . ................ ., ........ VOL. IX. ' . HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1898. NO 52. ' LATER NEWS. BY BULLETIN ONLY. OREGON'S SUGAR INDUSTRY. Happenings Both at Home and Abroad. j A WEEK'S NEWS OONDENSED Interesting Collection of Items From . Many Place Colled From the Press . Reports of the Current Week. The North German Gazette of Berlin says It learna the insurgents of the Philippine islands have secured all the arms stored at Cavite arsenals. A Madrid dispatch says it is reported that a strong military expedition is be ing organize? at Cadiz and that it will shortly proceed to the Philippine islands escorted by the Cadiz fleet. , The' "war department's plana for an immediate invasion of Cuba have been materially changed by the news of the prosenoe of the Spanish fleet in West Indian waters. It will delay the move ment for a time. , . i ' : The Spanish fleet sighted off Mar Unique is said to have consisted of five large warships and two. torpedo-boata, The American squadron near San Juan includes Sampson's nix strongest warships, the New York, Iowa, Cm cinnati, Indiana, Detroit' and May flower, : . , . ... . f . ' The transport steamer Gussie, whioh loft Key West with a big expedition' for Cuba Wednesday night, had a lively engagement with the Spanish at Cabanas, province of Pinardel Rio, but sucoeeded in accomplishing her mission. The Gussie carried 7,000 rifles and a largo amount of ammunition for the Cubans. A later report says the Cu bans failed to meet the Gussie, and she did not affect a landing. Chaos reigns at Nuevitas, Cuba, ' Every -. boat in the harbor has been jammed into the narrow channel to be sunk at the first sign' of attack. Two thousand soldiers guard the entranoe, 12 miles from the city. The Spanish commander told the starving citizens to go into the country, as he could not feed them. Many soldiers are joining the insurgents to get food. Conditons at Puerto Principe are still worse. A. Washington special says; A big surprise awaits the Spanish admiral if lie sails for Martinique. There he is apt to find a new squadron, composed of thtl Oregon, Marietta, Buffalo, Nich theroy, Montgomery, Yale "and St. Louis. An order has been sent to Ad miral Sampson to effect a junction with Captain Clark and then remain near Martinique. Under orders the Oregon has been making rapid time since she left Bah l a. . . ' -. : The wheroabouts of the Spanish Cape Verde fleet has at last been definitely ascertained. Secretary Long has re ceived advices from Martinique, Wind wardf.Jalands, that it had bees sighted to the westward of that island. Upon receipt of this information Long imme- diately ordered Commodore Schley, at Hampton roads, to put to sea with the , flying squadron. It is believed that the squadron has been sent in pursuit of the SpaniBh floet.. , . The end of the severed Manila cable is said to be on board an American war vessel. V "' "' v . .,' : .' The Spanish "official" version of the bombardment of San Juan is that the American fleet was gloriously beaten back. .,, . ' . . . . . ' Germany has intimated to the United States, it is said in - London, that, she expects to have a voice in the disposi tion of the Philippine islands. . A boarding-house burned in Chioago ant) three of the inmates lost their lives, while four other were injured. A number of narrow escapes are re ported. . ; .' . :.. ,. . A Washington correspondent says that Admiral Dewey has had instruc tions sent him from Washington order ing the immediate destruction of all Spanish warships and fortifications at th5 Philippines. . , Spain is overrnn with .plotters. Weylorites, Carlists and Republicans are eaoh striving to raise a revolt. Their latest scheme Is to obstruct pro . cedure in parliament', so that the people wiTl be 'in an explosive mood when the next Spanish reverse shall ooour. Four of the men killed on the Wina low were laid at rest in the city ceme tery at Key West. They were buried in the shallow lime rock, side by side with' the graves of the viotims of the Maijiet . The body of Ensign Bagley was sent home for interment. There is a suspicion in Washington thatJFrenohmbn wore behind the guns at Cardonas . Wednesday. It is said thoj shot too well for Spnniards. . An inquiry is probable, and if the suspicion proves to be well grounded, complica tions may ensue between the. United States and France over the incident. A column of 5,000 Spaniards started : for- Moron,' Cuba, carrying a flag of , truce.- , i When fired upon by the insur gents, the commander sent word that he was no longer making war upon the Cubans,, but was going to the coast to fight : the Americans. General Lopez , replied: "Spain oannot fight the United States -without fighting us. Their war is purs.',' , - Then he again opened fire. The' Spaniards lost 900 men in four days' marob to the sea. . A force of telegraphers is td accom pany the Manila expedition. 1 - , Crisp!, the Italian statesman, says England's motives in seeking an alli ance are purely eelnab. As a result of General Merritt's pro test that regulars instead of volunteers were needed for the Philippine expedi tion, three regiments of troops now at Tampa will likely be sent to Manila. The Cubans are joining the Spanish army. Insurgent sympathizers have received instructions not to : resist Blanco's conscription order, and Blanco's army thus is being filled with Spam s enemies. Andrew Carnegie, in an interview, says war is likely to be quiokly ended, and that peace will be in sight within ten days. Permanent retention of Jthe Philippines lie does not think advisable for prudential reasons. " The Spanish people have a new objeot of wrath, England is execrated upon all sides and by all classes at Madrid, and the feeling against Britishers is in tense. ' Chamberlain's alliance speech is the cause of the outburst. - Don Ignacio de la Torre, son-in-law of President Diaz, of Mexico, is touring the United States. It is understood that the object of the visit is to impress on the people of the United States that Mexico is in sympathy with this coun try during the present war with Spain, ' Preparations for the relief expedition to be" sent to the Philippines are being hurried in both the military and navy departments, says the Madrid cor re spondent of the New York World. Five battalions, each 1,200 men, under eight officers, are assembled at Cadiz, Barce lona and Valencia, all ready, or will be ready for embarkation this week.j A' dispatch from Havana ia to the effect that an American war vessel en gaged in removing torpedoes at Cardenas was blown up, and that the entire crew perished. The report is confirmed at Madrid in a dispatch from Havana whioh says a naval boat has been blown up off Cardenas, resulting in the loss' of 170 lives. The United States fleet officers off Havana harbor have not heard of it. ' ! - " Evidence that a meeting between the Spanish Cape Verdes squadron and that of Sampson or Schley, possibly: both, is imminent is contained in a special dis patch from Washington, which 'an nounces that Spain's fleet in the Carib bean sea is to be met by a United States squadron. 'Preparations are be ing made to effect a junction of . Bear- Admiral Sampson's and the flying squadrons with all possible dispatch The continued presence in Canada of Senor Polo y Bernabe, late Spanish minister to this country, and the recent reports. which reach hereof his activity there in behalf of the Spanish cause, have given. rise to the suggestion in Washington that it might be a proper proceeding on the part of this govern ment tQ direct the attention of the British government to the ex-minister's course, as a violation of the neutrality laws. ; '. Spanish prisoners are being closely guarded. , Officers aa well as private8 are kept under surveilance at Fort Mo Phorson. ' . Astoria celebrated the opening of the Astoria & Columbia River railroad by sending an excursion of 16 cars , to Portland. ; ' , : TlfnrA HfllHIarfl niA nAPrlnrl far onr-trjnn There is a. strong probability that the president will soon issue a oall for 100.- 000 additional volunteers. - The war revenue bill has been called up in the senate. Allison presented it and made a statement to the effect that the bill will produce $150,000,000 an nually. ; .'- ;. ' . .: : . The New York correspondents im prisoned in Fort Cabanas in Cuba are saved. General Blanco has courteously acceded to an exchange, which will be made at once.- John Lee, of Birmingham, Ala., shot three men., to show that he was not afraid of the Spaniards. He became enraged tipon being twittod upon his alleged lack of courage. It is said the president has decided to abandon the peaceful blockade, and instead has issued orders to bombard every fort until Spain's guns are silenced. French officials deny the charge of violating the neutrality.' laws.- The minister of marine declares he has heard nothing of permission having been given the Spanish fleet to coal at the island of Martinque. The Spanish cabinet has resigned in a body. Sagasta is charged with the duty of organizing a new one, whose war policy is to be more vigorous. The chambers have been asked to suspend their sessions pending the solution. The last of Oregon's quota of volun teers have departed for San Francisco. They were given -an ovation on their departure from Portland, business houses having been closed to permit employes to bid their friends and brothers good bye. - An official announcement just issued by the governor of the island of St. Thomas prohibits the delivery of coal to the warships of the belligerent pow ers without previous permission of the governor, . who - will .... determine the amount each vessel may receive and who will super vise its delivery. I I 1 Eighty Thousand Now Mobilized. MUSTER IS ALMOST COMPLETE Rejected Volunteers Will Receive Trang portation and Food General Merrltt ' Credited With Making; a Remarkable Statement. Washington, May 18.- Reports re ceived by Adjutant-General Corbin up to 10 o'cock tonight indicate that 80, 000 volunteers have been mobilized in the service. Unless something unfor- seen ocours, all of the 125,000 volnn- teers will have been mustered into service, and be in their permanent oamps or en loute thereto by the end of the week. ,. .u All day inquiries have been pouring in ' from governors of states aa to whether the department would pay the expense of and allow per diem com pensation to the men who responded to the governor's call and were subse quently rejeoted by the examining officers. 1 A deoision has been readied that the government will pay trans portftion and subsistence of all reject ed recruits, previous to their rejection, including transportation and subsist ence from , the state camp ' to their homes. : No per diem will, however, be allowed, as the men were not in the United States , army. The various states will have to bear the per diem expenses. " Wants Regular Troops. , New York, May 18. The Tribune today says: Major-General Wesley Merritt may not go to the Philippines in command,of the troops to be sent to the assistance of Rear-Admiral Dewey. In an interview last night General Merritt said: ' --. ' ; - "I may not go to the Philippines at all. It is proposed to give me 15,000 men, only 1,000 of them regulars, and the rest volunteers, and those from the Northwest, who have had little oppor tunity for training and discipline. I have askod the department for at least 4,000 regular troops, for I believe they will be required."?. There will be no op portunity to train the volunteer forces before they start or after they get to Manila. I want enough disciplined troops so that the whole body will be as effective as possible." Are you going to Washington to see about this matter?" . .. , "No; I am sending an officer. , I had conversation with Dr. Bourns, of At lanta, who is familiar with the Philip pines, and came on to see me, and he and Colonel Hughes will go to Washing ton together. The only way I could get more regulai troops would be to take them from the army now in Florida for Cuban invasion; but I feel that I do not want to go on this expedition unless 1 have an entirely adequate force, and at least five regiments of regular troops." V , . ' f The department promises to send men, but history and experience show that in such expeditions all depends upon the first force sent. How can the Charleston start if there are no men ready? General Otis may be willing to go on without four'or more regiments of regular troops and take only 1,000 trained men, with 14,000 undisciplined ones, but I arn not. I do not propose to go without a force that is suitable to my rank. I shall stay right here if I do not go to the Philippnes. I do not expect anything will be done in the matter until it is certain what I am to have for the purpose of the expedition." Merriam in Charge. I San Francisco, May 18. Major-Gen- eral Merriam, commanding the depart ments of California and the Columbia, arrived from Vancouver barraoks this morning, accompanied by his aid, Lieu tenant Bennett. He at onoe assumed charge of all arrangements for dispatch ing the troops, for the Philippine islands. Seven Lives Lose in vL Quebec Blaze. St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, May 18. A disastrous fire occurred here today. The Materie St Joseph was burned, oausing the loss of seven lives and the injury of a number of inmates, of whom there were 200 in the institu tion, by jumping from the windows. There are also five persons unaccount- ed for. The oause of the fire is un known; The dead are: Two boys named Boucheman, Sisters Alexandrian, Philippina and DesGagnes; Mrs. Guer tin, boarder; Mrs. Denchann, of Fall River, Mass. The missing are: Maria Millette, servant; Noflette Meuncie, servant; Mrs. Berthiaume, boarder; Sisters Bouvier and Ange. ";. , Heavy Railroad Robbery. Paris.'May 18. A package contain ing over 500,000 francs in securities and gold was stolen this morning from a car 'of , the Paris, Lyons & Mediter ranean railroad. There is no clew to the thieves. ' Secretary Lonj Curtail the Supply of Information.- Washington, May 18. An order was posted this morning, signed by Secre tary Long, relative to the publication of news emanating from the navy de partment, considerably curtailing the supply of information that has' hereto fore been rather freely given out. The secretary's order was directed to Cap tain Crowninshield, chief of the-navi gation bureau, and he in turn gave it out by making an order in his own name, that no person connected with bis bureau in any capacity should have any conversation whatever on subjects in any way pertaining to the navy with representatives of the press. As an offset, it was ordered that bulletins of such acts as have actually oocurred and are proper for publication and are not connected with existing or projected movements, shall be prepared and post ed on the bulletin boaid. -. ; The sum total of the information published by the bulletin board today under this rule was a notice of the in tention to start the Philippine expedi tion, and of the permission given to some foreign neutral vessels to pass the blookade at Havana. ' , In explanation of the issuance ot this order, the naval authorities say that some leading American newspapers have been so far lacking in patriotism as to print plans of campaign and pro jected movements of naval ships, with the result that the war board has been obliged to completely revise its plans. in the knowledge that, the Spanish had promptly taken notice of the publioa tions, and were prepared to profit by them; . . " , '. ' OFFICIAL INFORMATION. Dewey Advised That Troops Will Soon , Be en Route. . Washington, May 18. The naval de partment issued the following bulletin today, embodying such official informa tion of the day as the department re garded proper for publication: Admiral Dewey was informed that officers, men and supplies would be sent out to Manila by the City of Peking. About 1,200 troops will go. : Mr. Knight, correspondent of the London Times, having received the necessary permission from the Spanish government to land at Havana, if en tering the port by a neutral -vessel, has been granted permission by the navy department to take passage by the German steamer Polaria, which vessel is given permission to pass the block ade. The department hopes to make an exchange of prisoners at an early date. , s ' ' ? . ", The British steamer Myrtle Dean has been granted permission to go to Cardenas, as was previously granted to the Norwegian vessel Folsjo. ; a The Austrian man-of-war, Empress Maria Teresa, will visit Cuban ports. LATEST FROM FRANCE. Not Anxious to Incur Our Ill-Will Charges England With Mischief. ', Paris, May 18. The Journal des Debarts, in a long article today, re flects the anxiety experienced in gov ernment circles here respecting the feeling aroused in America on account of France's open sympathy with Spain; It says: ' ' '.' ' The whole affair is a misunder standing. French opinion at the out set of the war certainly regarded the United States in the wrong, - and some of the papers express this opinion in an aggressive tone. The Americans, however, should not have taken the matter tragically, for of all foreigners, our natural sympathies are for the United States, and our government throughout has acted most correctly." After charging Great ; Britain with being at the bottom of the mischief, and declaring that it is America's busi ness, if she decides to interfere in dis tant affairs, the article concludes: What concerns us is that America should not, in taking up the question of international domain, , start with preconceived ideas against us, and de nounce he good understanding with France whioh has been so useful in the past, and which is still more desirable in the future. The French nation was never really hostile to the Ameri cans, who will realize this when the present friction has had time to disap pear." :".'. .. ' Tempting Pate. ' London, May 18.- A dispatch to the Standard from Corunna . says: The presence of the British ohannel , squad ron at ViHagarier is likely to lead to some unpleasantness. The idea of an Anglo-American alliance . has so in flamed the Spaniards that the postmen from the fleet when on shore to collect letters have been hooted and stoned. Threats have been made to stop the supply of provisions to the fleet. The British consul protested to the alcalde, who explained that the popular resent ment was due to a belief in the exist ence of an alliance, and to the further impression that the fleet took wheat that properly belonged to the poor. ... Sherman's Son a Chaplin. Chicago, May 18. Rev. Thomas Ew- ing Sherman, of the Sooiety of Jesus, connected with St. Ignacius', church, has been appointed chaplain of the Fourth regiment, - Missouri National Guard. Almost all the men of the regimont are Catholics. in Cut Cienfueffos Cable Under Heavy Fire. ONE KILLED, SIX WOUNDED finished the Work In Spite of Terrible Volleys From Shore Spanish - Loss Known to Have Been Heavy Forts at Harbor Sntrance Reduced. Key West, May 17. Amid a perfect 8torm of shot from Spanish rifles and batteries, the American forces cut the cable at : Cienfuegos Wednesday morn ihg. Four determined boat crews, un der command of Lieutenant Winslow and Ensign Margruder from the cruiser Marblehead, and the gunboat Nash ville, put out from the ships, the coast having previously been shelled. 1 : The work of the volunteers was per ilous. The cruiser Marblehead and the gunboat Nashville and the auxiliary oruiser Windom drew up 1,000 yards from shore with their guns manned ready for desperate duty. . One cable had already been out, and the work Was in progress on the other when the Spaniards in rifle pits and a battery on a point standing out in the bay opened The warships poured in a thunderous volley, their guns belching forth mas sive shells into the swarms of the ene my. ' The crews of the boats calmly proceeded with their desperate work, notwithptanding the fact that a' nuro- ber had fallen, and finished it, return ing to the ships through a blinding smoke and a heavy fire. .'..; ; One man in a Marblehead boat was killed, and six were seriously wounded, one of whom, Robert Boltz, is now at Key West, and is expected to die before morning, a bullet having passed through the base of his brain. Harry Hendrickson, ' who also may die, was shot through the abdomen. , More than 1,000 infantrymen on shore kept up a continuous fire, and the bul lets from the machine guns struck the warships 100 times, but did no great damage. Commander Maynard, if the Nashville, was slightly wounded by a rifle bullet, that, before striking him, passed through the arm of an ensign, whose name is unknown. Lieutenant Winslow was shot in the hand, mak ing three officers wounded in all. When the Spanish had been driven from the rifle pits, many of them took refuge in the lighthouse fortress, upon which the fire of the ships hai been centered. - A 4-inch shell from the Windom tore the struoture to pieces, killing many and burying others in the ruins. The Spansih loss is known to Lave been very heavy, the warships firing hundreds of shot and shell right into their midst " : " Following, is a list of 1 the badly wounded: . V : - Herman W. Kuchneizter, ' private marine, shot through the jaw, probably fatal; Harry Hendrickson, seaman, shot through the liver, probably fatal; Ernest Suntenic, apprentice, fracture of right leg; John J. Doran, boats wain's mate, gunshot wound in , right buttock; John Davis, gunner's mate, wound in right leg; William Levery, apprentice, wound in left leg; Robert Boltz, seaman on the Nashville, se verely wounded. The remains of Eagah, who was killed in the Marblehead , boat, were buried at sea. The Marblehead and Nashville used their heaviest guns, as well , as their small rapid-fire guns, and hundreds of shots were thrown into the Spanish troops. On board the ships a number of men were slightly wounded." One of the cables had been cut whenrthe Spaniards opened fire. - The marines in the boats replied at once, and machine guns oh the fowrard launch sent in a stream of bullets, while heavy shells from the warships drove the Spaniards from their rifle pits' on shore. The cable which was cut at Cien fuegos extended from that city to San tiago de Cuba. It does not sever cable connection with Cuba, as there is an other line in operation between San tiago' de Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica. The severed cable is owned by the Cuba Submarine Company. The. one in operation to Kingston is owned by th West Indies and Panama Company. SPANISH LOSS AT MANILA. Acknowledge That 300 Were Killed ,: ' I and 000 Wounded. Madrid, May 17. A Spanish report from Manila admits that the Spanish lost 800 killed and 600 wounded when Dewey annihilated the Spanish fleet. The dispatch, whioh was to El Liberal, was dated May 9. It came by special steamer to Hong Kong; ' It Bays: - "The arsenal has surrendered and Cavite : has been evacuated by our troops. The Spanish losses were 800 men killea and 600 wounded. The enemy suffered considerably, including one officer killed on the Olyiripia. The Baltimore was damaged. The Trans-Mississippi . Fair Will Un doubtedly Give It Great Impetus. .' A proposition on foot at the Omaha ' Trans-Mississippi fair this ' summer which is of vital ' interest to Oregon ' farmers, is the manufactuie of sugar, illustrated by a plant in operation on the ground.. ' The complete process. cit is said, will , be il'ustrated : and tall grades of the - staple s article will : be made in plain sight of spectators. ; In connection with this project, ac tive interest has : been manifested by the Oregon commissioners. ' Special representatives of the commission have : .visited the Grande Ronde -valley and ' the Willamette valley, and have ac quainted those interested with the plan for showing the progress . made in late years at utilizing the most plobian-, looking plant known to the agricul turist. . . ; ... .; 1 In a general way it is stated the sub jeot of sugar beet growing will be treat ed from the time the seed is planted 1 until the crop is matured and will be practically exemplified. . Arrangements have- been made to : demonstrate at he fair, that Oregon's I Wondefully fertile soil is especially adapted , to . the growing of the beet, and that if capital in the middle west ern states is seeking an outlet in this promising Industry, Oregon 'Offers the ' best advantages and every inducement to come here. - It will be the purpose of those in charge of Oregon's exhibit to explain what has been done for the industry at La. Grande ; and to show . that Willamette farmers will do the , same for a factory here. - . ' The agricultural college faculty, which has enlisted its support in a gratifying way, will arrange complete exhibit of Oregon soils with scientific analysis. This will be displayed in the horticultural building at Omaha and -. all queries relating to soil and crops will be answered in a most complete and satisfactory manner. Whatever shall be accomplished for Oregon at tho Trans-Mississippi fair will be praotieal, , as the commissioners have had that ' end in view in all they have under- taken to do. 1 ' R. JD. Inman, of Portland, ' who is ' largely interested in working for the -success of the Oregon display, says that he is satisfied that the Omaha exposi tion is to be a great success and that ., Oregon will reap beneficial results in greater proportion from the faot that the exposition city lies In the path of thousands bound , westward after gold or a home this season. It is nearer home and the attendance at the f.jir will be drawn from all the trans-Mississippi states and the East. If the;-' Paoifio coast states want more people' : to settle in their borders, additional capital and fresh industries, Mr. Inman most heartily believes this is the time , to let the world hear from us. Too., much cannot be done for immigration, for upon future immigration depends Oregon's advancement. " - ; " ............. i . . -r " ' ,.'...;..--'.';. The General Exhibit. . -j- ' - The suooes of the Oregon display at ; the Columbian Fair at Chicago will be repeated on a far more comprehensive , scale at the Trans-Mississippi Exposi tion, which opens in June. The state ' commissioners appointed by Governor " Lord, having in charge the work of preparation have gone aotively to work ' and not a day has , been lost. Funds are pledged, there is over 6,000 feet of space contracted for on the ground ' floor of the department buildings at the exposition, and everything is progress- , ing toward a successful end. From the time the subieot was first broaohed the proposed Oregon exhibit : at the fair has met with popular favor. The advantages to be derived from the advertising which every section of the state will receive there this year, seem to be clearly realized. The advan-. , tages, it is believed, will be greater in -proportion than came from the Colum-, ' bian fair, although in that world's con gress of wonderful sights Oregon did appeax as quite a factor. 1 The salmon fisheries of the Columbia, the wool- growing industries, the mines : and - stock of Eastern and Southern Oregon, the fruits from Hood river and the, fertile Willamette - valley, and the varied other resources of this state will be represented. , ' An exhibit at the Trans-Mississippi exposition which will be noted with the deepest interest by the entire medi-..." cal fraternity will be the baby incuba- ' tor, and the progress of the poor, puny, , little lives that will inhabit it will be watched by thousands of eyes. The invention is designed to assist nature in preserving the lives of newly born babes who are too frail to battle for ex istence, and the records show that Bince 1891, when it was first intro duced, it has Baved several thousand ':' human creatures by forcing pure ozone into their lungs, providing an even temperature for their sensitive little bodies, and protecting them against the thousand and one dangers to which these tiny newcomers in this world are exposed. Australian Coal for Japan. The price of coal in Japan has risen very greatly of late, far beyond any expectation. Australia has been ship ping coal to Japan and owing to the high price of the oommodity has found the venture a paying one, .notwith standing the proximity of the Chinese coal fields. A slight fall in prices, however, will stop the Australian im- ' porta.