"Tie Hood River 6 acier. It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. X. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1898. ; no. i. Happenings Both at Home and Abroad. 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 Dewey's victory. WATER NEWS. 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. ' '. - , ,- : , Dewey's Pluck. 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 clearly demonstrated. 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 north. Iff! 11 Government in Need of American Ships. 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- SPANISH FLEET 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. RENEWED ACTIVITY. 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 THE 'PHILIPPINES. 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. Illil Ordered to Join Dewey at Manila. 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.