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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1898.
; no. i.
Happenings Both at Home
4 WEEK'S NEWS CONDEN8ED
interesting Collection of Items From
Many Places Culled From .the FreM
Iloports of the Ourrent Week.
Another, uprising la ;' reported from
' Samoa. '
Thirteen trainloads of , troops wore
reported Saturday between Ogden and
San Franuisoo on their way west.
Australia is friendly to the. United
States. The newspapers at Sydney are
strongly advocating an Anglo-American
. alliance. J ;v : . . ; '
Two regiments of infantry from , the
regular army, now at New Orleans, will
be transferred immediately to San
Francisco. .' 'I'- v :
.- Australian advices sfate that a hur
ricane which swept the shores of Aus
' tralia has wrecked many small craft in
the, ooast trade. ,; ' '' .,:, , (, 'V '' f ; yr. "
Late Oriental papers state that there
are; many indications of icbellion in
the 'Yang-tse-Kiang vulley owing to un
settled industrial conditions. -
President Dole, of Hawaii, has con
firmed a report that he'has signed a bill
providing for placing the islands under
American sovereignty in case of war.
Spain Is prepaiing to take the aggressive,-
..Eight " thousand , troops have
embarked ,at Barcelona for, the Philip
pines, and Admiral Camara has re
ceived final instructions" before sailing
with his fleet. - V.'' '
A Madrid dispatch says: ' It is evi
dent the new Spanish cabinet intends
to push, the campaign vigorously. ; It ia
said the ministry will negotiate active
ly with foreign diplomats to protect
Spain', against a; combination of her
enemies. . ,'.-. '.. . -
The British fleet in the Paoiflc is to
be strengthened td a ' Considerable ex
tentiduring the the next few months.
Small Cruisers are being replaoed with
' larger ones. The1, changes,, it- is said,
may'-mean an important move in the
Pacifloby Eiigland.il) the near future.
General Gomezy at flie head of an
' , army of 15,000 insurgents, is closing in
on Havana. His advance guard, led
by CJuentin 'Balderai,-l had -a skirmish
witlv arid put to.' flight , 800 Spanish
troops, j Santiago, d.e Cuba, according
to the same' report, is " menaced by
6,000 insurgents under Garcia. -i
Major-Gleheral Merritt is on his Way
to San' Franciscp to take 'control of the
coming Philippine .campaign. .
The tide of Alaska traffic has turned.
Tho $tertmer City of Spattle on her last
trip trough down 2G3 passengers. i
PeoplgUarb anxious, to, leave Cuba.
The alarm is general among all classes
i- at Havana" and business is at a stand
still, The weight of the blookude is
making itself. felt,, :. ... -
A heavy .loss of life bits resulted from
the ferriflo gales fhat created 'havoc at
points throughout the Middle West.
Eleven dead at Rockford, 111. 4 ten at
Elmhurst, and five at Suiger, Wis.', is
the Bumbor-so far , recorded, v Several
towris were ivipod out and an immense
strotoh of country devastated. .
! ' . .'- , . i' '' ;k 'A-' "
The "American-Spanish war was dis
cussed in the house of commons nt Ot
tawa', Canada. Representative Oleary
; declared that; .many .Canadians would
,- . like to, ,soe America beaten by Spain.
Premier Laurier',,,Sir . Charles Tupper,
and 'several,: members, however, made
haste to disavow such sentiments. '
As the result of recent exchanges be
tween the; state department-: find,; the
French embassy, an. agreeable under
standing has boon reached which gives
assuran ce "of the 'coht'liiuanoe of the
traditional friendship between tha.
United, States : atid, Franco, and that
neutrality1 in' the present conflict' -will
bo adhered to. .. , . .
It - ia .reported from.v Key West that
Commodore Watson has started for Ha
vana with United States squadron No.
: 8 to Work in' harmony. with the squad
rons' uhrJbrJKoar Admiral Sampson and
Commodore Schley..'.. Commodore Wat
son took hjs .fleet from Key West singly.
His Beet consists of the poworful monl
. tors Puritan and Miantonomoh, the
. cruisers Cinoinri'ati . and Helena, the
auxiliary oruiser ;St. Paul, the torpedo-boats-
Ericsson,"'' Dupont,'' tFoote and
Cushing, and the gunboats Bancroft,
Dolphin, Morrill, Eagle, Wasp and
Hawk. ' -i-'. ' " -'.'
It appears from information brought
to Vancouver,, B. C, by the Empress
of India that the Spanish did a - little
bombarding, on their own account in
the Philippines about a fortnight before
Admiral Dewey silenced their fleet.
About the, middle of April, - seys ' a
Manila report, Spanish warships went
down to 'Cebu, where they bombarded
the city. The troops met no opposition
in landing, the rebels .having abscond
ed before a shot was fired, taking with
therri, it is said, $200,000 in cash.
About 80 Chinese were killed .in the
bombardment, but no-European casual-
ties are reported, A massaore of rebels
by Spaniards also , preceded Admiral
A Great Naval Battle In Said to nave
' Been Fought Spain Defeated. .
London, May 25. Persisent rumors
were in circulation here early today to
the effect that a great naval battle had
been fought in the vicinity of the
Windward passage between the eastern
end of Cuba and the westward part of
Hayti, in which both American squad
rons "closed in on the Spanish Cape
-Verde squadron and completely de
stroyed the Spanish ships; , : '
Denied In Washington.
Washington, May 25. It, is said at
the naval department that no news has
been received . of an. engagement be
tween the fleets, and that nc news has
been teceived of the arrival of the Ore
gon at Key West. ' '. - , ,- : ,
A dispatoh from Manila says the Ger
man oonsul there tried to land provi
sions from a German ship, but Dewey
refused permission. "The consul then
deolared, according to the dispatch,
that be would foice a landing under
the protection of two German oruisers,
but Dewey threatened to' fire upon the
cruisers, and the attempt - to land sup
plies was abandoned. ....
The Madrid, government announces
that Ceivera is still at Santiago.
'Spanish officials say 600 were killed
and 700 wounded in the bombardment
of Manila by Dewey. "' All classes are
awaiting anxiously the arrival of Amer
ican troops. ;;;
- A Washington dispatch says: An
other call for volunteers is under seri
ous consideration by the military
authorities, though it may not be issued
for a week or two, or at any rate until
the invasion of Cuba has been begun
and the necessity foradditionl troops is
A dispatch to the World from Kings
ton, Jamaica, says: The signing of a
treaty of defense between the United
States and Great Britain is announced
in a dispatch received Sunday by the
military authorities. A crisis in the
wax between America and Spain is im
minent, the dispatches intimate, and
Jamaica will be directly affected. All
leaves of absence of military and naval
officers have been canceled. .
t Four companies of the Fourteenth
United States infantry, , "regular,", a
full regiment of Oregon volunteers, and
a pioked battalion of the Fifth Cali
fornia heavy artillery , have left San
Francisoo for Manila to reinforce Ad
miral Dewey. ; : Lieutenant-Colonel
Coffee presented th-s regiment with a
standt- oi colors. Ail San Francisco
turned out to greet, the Oregon boys,
Shouted words of encouragement, show
ered them with flowers and loaded
them down with fruits and other deli
oasies... Three transports have iailed
for Manila'. . . '. ';-r
- The situation at Manila is desperate.
Food is scarce and meat is exhausted,
while all the canned stuff is ; nearly
gonel Two weeks will exhaust the
available supplios. The volunteers
have demanded food, but the Spanish
government authorities refused to give
it, and riots are threatened. A delegat
tion is laid to be preparing to wait on
United States Consul Williams, as the
citizens fear an outbreak. The insur
gents control the surrounding country,'
and Chief Aguinaldo has arrived with
bis staff to organize the rebels. , Resi
dents are moving from Cavite. v t
" The blockading fleets of Havana and
Cienf uegos . are to.: be strengthened by
the addition of more warships.- -: '- ;.
Kumor of a prospective alliance be
tween France and Spain was circulated
in the London stock exchange. ' Span
ish 4's rose-aocdrdingly. '.".;:.''
'-.-. A Madrid dispatch says: From a
discussion in the Spanish senate it ap
pears that Spain seriously contemplates
having recourse to privateering in the
near future.1 ', -' i " '.
.,. .'. 4 '" -'- '"A "V,-..
,. Mustering figures received at the war
department show that up to Tuesday
106,000 volunteers have taken the oath
of allegiance to support the . United
States government. ... -,..-. ,, . 'y'.
' Sir Henry Irving the great English
actor, in replying to a toast at a ban
quet in London, expressed his gratnide
for the favors Bhown him in this coun
try and declared the two nations are
already as onS. . . - : . .". -
- The firming noon the English ship
Roth by the Spanish oruiser Isabella
promises to lend, to serious complica
tions.. The Spanish say it was a mis
take, but the British and Americans
think not. .
Naval experts ' .believe Admiral
Cervera's squadron is rapidly exhaust
ing its coal supply, and ' that as many
ports are now closed against it, it will
not be able to long elude our fleets un
less it gets coal at sea from colliers.
A British steamer jflst arrived at !t
Thomas reports that the Spanish oruiser
Isabella II fired on the British steamer
Roth, which arrived at San Juan after
the bombardment It is alleged that
the Spanish ship fired on the Roth,
which was loaded with coal, with the
intention of crippling her, and thereby
preventing her departure. The officers
of the cruiser claim the firing was acci
dental. The Aldeborough also reports
that an American cruiser captured a
Spanish bark north of San Juan Satur
day morning last. The prize was towed
Government in Need of
BRITISH STEAMERS OFFERED
N. P. S. S. Co. Liners .at the Govern
, vent's Disposal They ' Want Amer
ican ReglsterNegotiatinff for the
Colon and China.
Washington, May 25. Much com
ment and some criticism has been
caused by ; the . delay in forwarding
troops to the 'Philippines to support
Admiral Dewey. '.' Both the comment
and the oritioisni had their origin in
the desires of the people that the fruits
of Dewey's victory should not be endan
gered by any lack of assistance from the
navy or war departments. '' It is knowln
now that the troops would have been
sent to Manila before this had it been
possible for the war department to
secure transports on the Pacific The
utmost difficulty is being experienced
by the department in obtaining such
transports. The coastwise trade on the
Pacific is not large, as compared with
that on the Atlantic, and the majority
of the vessels engaged in the trade are
foreign register. Of course, ships fly-
lug a foreign flag cannot be used as
transports by the government, as such
use would constitute" a violation of the
neutrality laws of the nation whose
flag the ships bore. . '
Tonight, the war department is nego
tiating by telegraph with the Paoific
Mail Steamship Company for charter of
two bf the company's boats, .the China
and the Colon. . The Colon bears the
American flag, but the China is under
the Hawaiian oolors. The discussion
between the war department and the
steamship company is now one of price.
Whether - terms can" be .agreed upon
seems in doubt. .. y . ,.' . .
' Tonight, Secretary Meiklejohn re
ceived an offer from the agent of the
Northern Pacific Steamship Company,
at Seattle, placing at the disposal of
the government;, the company's ontire
fleet of steamers,: provided ' they, b
given , American': register. . The steam
ers are the Tacoma, Arizona, Olympia,
Colombia, Victoria and Argyll. . All
are British-built .vessels" and ' fly the
British flag. ' . v J
Commenting upon the situation
whioh confronts the department, Mr.
Meiklejohn said: '':,' ,;...'';. ::, ''kY. .
"If we cannot get vessels at what we
consider fair prices, we shall be forced
to impress as we need into the 'service
and leave the prices to be adjusted sub
sequently by a board:-appointed for the
purpose. We have. made every possible
effort to secure vessels'. of American
register; indeed, We want nothing else.
But it is impossible to get them on the
Pacifio coast. - We shall have simply to
ask congress to give American . register
to vessels that we can obtain. ; There
is no other way out. of the difficulty."
The likelihood 'is the war .depart
ment .will bring suoh vessels of the
Northern Pacific Steamship Company
as may be needed to San Francisco, and
then ask congress to - give them Amer
ican register, in' order that they may
promptly convoy available troops to
Manila. It is the deshe of the depart
ment that the troops following those to
be sent on Saturday shall leave not
later tha.n June 1.
Sank at The Pier. - . .
New York, May 85. The tugboat
Goodwin sank In the North river today,
at the White Star pier, foot of Twen
tieth street. Two men were asleep in
their bunks. - One of them, Hiram
Taylor, " was drowned. , . Jeremiah
Lynoh, the cook, 'was 1 rescued. ' The
Goodwin was owned by J. R. Barrett,
who was also her oaptain. She was"
valued at $15,000 and insured.
Spain Preparing to Risk Another Re
... serve Squadron.
New York, May 25. A dispatch to
the World from Madrid says: With
the Incoming of tho new,, government
renewed aotivity has ' been given to
foreign and home defenses. Torpedoes
have been laid at the entrance of all the
important harbors. ' ' , ' ' ; '" ::
The new ministry has determined to
send at once what is known as the re
serve squadron;' that 1 is to say,' 'the
armored warship Pelayo, the protected
oruisers Carlos V and Alfonso XIII, the
torpedo-boat destroyers Aiidaz, Proser
pina and Destructor, the diBpatcli-boat
Giralda, the torpedo-boats Rapido and
Patricia and the armed trans-Atlantio
liners, Joaquin de Pielago, Alfonso
XIII, Antonio Lopez Ciudad de Cadiz
and Buenos Ayres. .v To the above will
be added the Reina Regente, which is
being armed at Ferrol, and. the Leon
XII, which has recently started from
Barcelona for Cadiz. ;-V -. ,. , . ' I
This fleet is likely to start at once,
and it is publiclv stated that it is going
to Manila. Significant suggestions are
made as to the possibility of the Pelayo
getting through the Suez canal with
her draught, but it may be readily un
derstood that the admirality is not giv
ing its secrets away, and that the fleet
will -sail under sealed orders, and that
it is quite as likely to go west as east.
It is stated at Cadiz very positively
that the Pelayo, Carlos V, three of; the
Atlantic steamers and two - torpedo
boats are to sail for the Philippines.
The Pelayo is well armed, armored and
manned and has good guns, but her
heavy Ones forward will not swing,
owing to defoots in the machinery, and
AT CADIZ WHICH MAY OO TO
can only be fired directly ahead. j
It is said at . Cadiz, that thero are
mines in Manila harbor that were not
exploded when the American fleet en
tered, the electrio communication v be
ing out of order. This has, so it ;is
rumored now, beeri rectified, and prep
arations are complete to give Admiral
Dewey a warm good-bye should he - at
tempt to leave. -. This rumor will bear
a big lump of salt.. v
NEEDED ON THE COAST.'
Washington . Volunteers Ordered From
! Cauip Rogers-to Vancouver, v .',
. Vancouver Barracks, ' May 25. Ma-jor-General
II. O. Merriaro ' issued Or
ders, whioh were received here, today,
for the headquarters and band and our
companies of . Washington volunteers,
now stationed at Camp Rogers, to pro
ceed without delay and . take station
here.','-; .; ,-: v--: -, : . -'.-;. : : '
': The troops referred to in '' the orders
are commanded by J. H. Whalley, first
'ieutenant in the Twenty-fourth' infan
try, and a graduate of the military
academy in the class of 1890, who was
recently appointed oolonel of volunteers.
: Since; the departure of the wo com i,
panics of tho Fourteenth infantry Fri
day, there have been only two officers
and one troop of cavalry to perform all
the duties necessary in keeping up
such a large gariison as this, and the
authorities appreciated the necessity of
having a greater number of men. ,:;
' The change will bo of great; benefit
to the volunteers, enabling them to
settle down to the routine and training
of garrison life. . 'With a fine target
range -and good skirmish and drill
grounds, the men will soon be . in con
dition to perform any duty they may
in future be called upon tp perform. ,
CAPTURED AND RELEASED.
British Steamer Taken In on Suspicion
of Being Blockade Runner.
: Key West, May 25. The British
steamer Ardanhor-came into port this
morning in charge of an ensign from
the auxiliary gunboat , Osceola, by
which the vessel was seized yesterday
off Carysfort light, because she was act
ing in a suspicious ' manner, and was
supposed to be trying to enter Havana
harbor. ; ; ! - ; - -'' "' !:,Yy, .'!"
At 1:15 P. M., the steamer was re
leased by order of Commodore Remey.
There is a good deal of mystery as to
why she was seized at Carysfort light,
where she was overhauled by the Osoe
ola off the Florida coast,-
TO COLLECT OUR BILL.
Tariff Regulations for the Philippines
: Already Being Formulated.
V Washington, May 25. In anticipa
tion of the early occupation oft he Phil
ippines 'by tho land and naval forces of
the United States, the treasury depart
ment has already begun the formation
of regulations, and a scheme of tariffs
which will be ooliected by the military
authorities and turned into the treasury
of the United States, "as a military
contribution." :' ?' ;v '""'", '';
, That the president has authority to
collect the Philippines revenues under
existing conditions Is nbt a- matter of
doubt. It was several times done dur
ing the last war with Mexico, and the
authority of the government in the
premises was sustained by decisions bf
the United States Supreme court. '
The court, in a case which grew out
of the capture and occupation of San
Francisco and all the upper part of
California by United States troops,
held that the president, under the con
stitution, - as : commander-in-chief I of
the army and navy, had a right to ex
ercise the belligerent rights of a oon
queror, and to impose duties on im
ports, as a military contribution for
the support of the army. This was the
view held by the curt in another case;
where it was also decided that the cap
ture of Tampico, Mexioo, by United
States forces, though sufficient to cause
it to be regarded by other nations as
part of our territory, did not make it
in faot a part of the United States un
der our constitution and laws.
-"It remained," said the court, "a
foreign country within the revenue laws
of the United States." , ;
The tariff revenue law now being
prepared, by the treasury will closely
follow tho Spanish customs laws in
force in the;' Philippines.1 Just what
revenue they produce ; is . not known,
but the assumption is that, inasmuch
as the home government realized from
them last year approximately $9,000, -.
000,? the actual amount collected was
$19,000,000. The government will as
sume oontrol of tho revenues as soon as
the principal seaports are in our pos
session, and will control them at least
until congress takes specific action in
the case, or until peace has been de
clared between the two countries.
SPAIN 1 IS PROTESTING.
She Has Been Telling Her Troubles to
The Powers. ' .-
Madrid, May 25. In the senate, to
day Count-Almenas, protestod against
the alleged action of some American
warships in displaying the Spanish
flag in order to deceive the garrison oi
Guantanamo.'as reported on Saturday
last In a dispatch from Captain-General
Blanco, who added that the Amer
ican ships were "recognized and re
pulsed." ' The count asked if the gov
ernment has notified tiie powers of this
incident. , , ' '
The minister of the interior, Senor
Capdenon, replied that he had notified
the powers, and described this reported
action as "oowardly and iniquitous.''.
; Count Almenas said that in view 'of
Amerioa's manner of making war,
Spain must immediately deoree priva
teering to destroy American shipping.
To this the minister of the interior
replied that the government had delib
erated upon the matter and "had even
taken oertain steps which would soon
be made known." - -,:'
) Count Guandolon said, the American
actsjof piracy were admitted by certain
theorists as international law. ." ; . '
Senor Paoheco remarked that it was
doubtful whether suoh an act was legal.
"But," he added, "in face of the
Americans', conduct in the ' war with
Spain, we must not show considera
tion for them."' V1 . ; '"-'
Pour Jockeys Unrt.
St. Louis, May 25. Four jockeys
were injured in ;the third race today.
Two of them, it is thought, were fatal
ly hurt. Just as the horses were turn
ing into the home stretch, Dick Collins
fell, hringing down several other horses.
Those most seriously injured are Sne'l
and Gilmore,. while Hatheisoll ..and
Dugan are not so badly hurt.
Ordered to Join Dewey
SEAGOING QUALITIES GOOD
Monitor Will Greatly Strengthen the
. Asiatic Squadron Small- Bunker
t :! Room May Make It Necessary for m
; Collier to Accompany Her., :
" Washington, May 24. The news
event of tho day ' at the navy depart- '
ment was the order to the' Monterey to
proceed ' to Manilla - to , reinforce Ad
miral Dewey's squadron.'. The Mon
terey is a tower bf strength in herself, .
and her addition to Admiral Dewey's
torce,' together with the dispatch of
thousands of troops to Manila, is ample
evidence that the administration , has
assumed no half-hearted attitude : to
ward the Philippine question, . and ii
determined to take no chance of dispos
session until such time as the United :
States itself has arranged for the dispo
sition of the islands. ' , ; . r : '
The Monterey is probably the most
formidable monitor' in. the world, yet
she combines with the enormous offen
sive and defensive qualities of a moni
tor a seaworthiness that is almost phe- ;
nonrenal. The , Monterey, is described
techinioally as a barbette turret, low
freeboard monitor of 4,000 tons' dis
placement. She is 256 feet long by 59
feet beam,' and 14 feet 6 incheB deep.
She carries in two turrets, surrounded
by barbettes, two 12-inch and two 10
inch guns, while in her superstructure
between the turrets are mounted six 6
pounders, foul 1-pounders and two gat
lings. ; The turrets, are 1 and 8
inches thick," and the surrounding bar
bettes are 14 inches and 11 inches
thiok, and against the armor 'all tho
batteries . in . Manila might thunder
away without effecting an entrance.
The ' Monterey's personnel is 19
officers and 172 men, and once she is
in the entrance of Manila harbor, noth
ing in the shape of a navy would bo
likely to budge her from her position.
Her dispatoh may have an important
bearing upon the intention of the Span
ish government, so openly- published, -of
sending reinforcements to Manila.
The only dpubt as to the feasibility
of sending tho Monterey is her small
coal capacity. . She has bunker room
for only 200 tons of coal, and, though
more might be stored on herdeoks, it is
doubtful whether she could, at the '
most,' carry more than enough coal to
take her to Honolulu, one-third of the
way to the Philippines. It is, prob
able that the Monterey will go in con
voy, and, after exhausting the coal that
she will take on in Honolulu, she must
either be . towed about 2,000 miles of
hei trip, or perform the difficult opera- :
tion of coaling at f-ea. . , t ,
ONE TRANSPORT" GONE.
The Steamer Florida Carries Volunteers
tO Cuba. ... ,.. . iv. v-: .
Chicago, May 24. A-special from
Macon, Ga., says:- Unless some acci
dent has befallen the United States
transport Florida, there are now many ;
volunteer troops on the island of Cuba,
or they will be there within a few
hours.' From accurate information ob
tained here, today, it can be stated as a
fact ! that the first expedition toward s
Cuban soil has started, and the outlook
is for a successful trip. .".." :; v . .:,
.Wednesday the United States trans-,
port Florida left Port Tampa, with sev
eral hundred volunteer troops on board. '
The passengers belonged to the ' regi
ment of Cuban volunteers organized in
the lower extremity of Florida some
weeks ago. It was thought best to
send these men,' as they speak. Spanish
and are more acquainted with;, the top
ography of the country which it is pro
posed to invade., It'cannot be learned i
what United States officers, accom
panied the regiment of volunteers. If
this ' expedition is a success, other
troops will be rushed into the island as
soon as possible. ;
v. Kngland and Japan. . '
London, May 24. The Vienna cor
respondent of the DailJ' Telegraph saysr .
Confirmation is given in well-informed
quarters to the rumor that the friendly
advanoes .made by England to Japan
have already attained a tangible result.
It is believed that an Anglo-Japanese
undertsanding has been reached, which
not only comprehends all eventualities
which oan occur in the East, but also
comtemplates all the consequences that
might result in the course of the His-pano-American
war. The understand
ing establishes a sort of Asiatic balance
of power. ' '
Five Killed in Arkansas.
Springdale, Ark., May 24. A tor
nado passed west of here last night.
John W. : Killingstohe and .wife were
killed by falling timbers from their
house, and two Italians were killed,
and a third one fatally injured. About
80 houses were blown down.