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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
NO. 2.
Happenings Both at Home
. and Abroad.
Interesting Collection of Item From
Many Places Culled From the I'reM
Keports of the Current Week.
The house has passed the bondage bill
by a vote of 183 to 65.
An army of 45,000 men are now
encamped at Chickamauga.
Imparcial, the offloial organ .of the
Madrid government, reiterates that
Cervera is in Santiago harbor. . '., '
A Hawaiian annexation measure in
the form of an amendment to the war
revenue bill has been offered in the
senate. '
: An independent railroad line between
Portland and the Sound is to be built
at once. There is little doubt that the
Vandorbilts are back of the enterprise.
J. J. Ebans, who killed two persons
in San Diego county, 'eight years ago,
has atoned for his bi iitul crime with his
life. He was executed in San Quentin
, prison. .
Preparations for getting the soldiers
off on the second expedition to Manila
V are being carried forward with all pos
sible expedition at San Franeisoo.troops
being rapidly equipped. .
While minors were working in the
Red Ash vein ot Caska William colliery,
about 10' miles east of Pottsville, Fa., a
large body of water was struck and six
men are supposed to have boon drowned.
Mrs. Frank. M. Pixloy, widow of the
late politician and journalist, died at
her ranch, near Oorte Madora, Marin
; county, California.' The cause of her
death was heart disoaae,, from which
she had suffered for many years. "
'The war department has ohartered
the steamers China and Colon, of the
Pacific Mail Company, which, with the
Centennial, Zealandia and Ohio, will
comprise the next expedition to the
Philippines. They will oarry 5,000
" , men. - vy ' .'.,-.;- .' . . J; '
A novel plan to reach Cor vera and
destroy his fleet is offered by J. J. Hol
land, the inventor of the submarine
torpedo boat. He says ho will go into
Santiago harbor with his boat and after
first destroying the mines in the harbor
; win blow up the Spanish fleet.'
The blockading squadron under Wat
son -is doing duty along the western
-.'. coast of Cuba.
:, The Madrid newspapers are urging
the outting of the American cable
crossing the Atlantic, if ' the Cuban
cables are severed.
The government is preparing to be
gin active operations in Cuba, tho Phil
ippines and Porto Rico at once, and
bring the war to an end as quickly as
possible. , . . ;
, , The dispatch boat Dandy had a close
call in a terrible storm at sea. The
water gave out. Fuel also was running
low and the little steamer finally made
harbor just in time to avert serious
disaster. ' ,
Captain ; Concha, of the ill-fated
Spanish cruiser Don Juan de Austria,
destroyed at the battle of Manila, says
that Admiral Dewey's victory : at
Manila was partially due tothedeoripit
condition of Admiral Montejo's fleet.
All Havana is fear stricken, and the
conditions in the Cuban capital are
; desoribed as being most distressing.
Famine is imminent. The Spanish
government ofiioiula jealously guard
food of all kinds, and refuse to issue to
any family more than enough for the
needs of a single day at any one time.
It is now said that other nations will
object to Hawaii's aiding the United
States. Suoh a move may load to
serious complications. Spain, ' it is
thought likely, will demand an expla
nation of Dole's government, and in
case of an unsatisfactory reply will
appeal to the powers of Europe for
V support. ,
. j
The war department has accepted the
sorvices of a company of German sharp
shooters in the eastern district of Brook
. lyn. The organization is known as tho
independent volunteer oompany, and
has 200 members. When war was first
declared between the United States
and Spain the organization was among
the volunteers. ' '. .
, A Madrid dispatoh says Spain is
verging upon a revolution. Sinister
signs of an impending outbroak are
multiplying. The queen is brave and
; determined. She refuses to fly the
' country, although urged by Emperor
Franois Joseph of Austria to do so.
News of the capture or destruction of
Cervera's fleet, it is said, is sure to
precipitate a civil war. ,
Charles Wi" Richards, sergeant of
artillery, on duty at a mortar battery
near Fort. Taylor, Key West, was fired
upon by three unknown men, whom
he says he knows to be Spnniards. , The
fire was promptly returred.but the men
escaped. Biohards was slightly wound
ed. He says tho three men carried a
paokage containing dynamite., with
which they intended to destroy the
batteries. ' ...
Admiral Sampson's Fleet Opened Fire
on the Fortifications at San
tiago de Cuba.
Port au Prinoe, Hayti, June 2.
About 2 o'clock this afternoon, a fleet
composed of 14 warships, of which the
cruiser New York displayed the flag of
Koar-Admiral Sampson, and a number
of torpedo-boats began a bombardment
with heavy guns of the forts and the
harbor of Santiago de Cuba. The
American fire was directed principally
against the forts and the harbor.
The forts of Morro castle, La Socapa
and Punta Qorda suffered especially.
The cannonading was very persistent
and cannot have failed to be destruc
tive. , It lasted until 8:45 P. M. ; -
; The town whioh is situated hear the
inner end of the harbor, escaped dam
age. .' - .., ' ... ., ,
At 8:45 the cannonading diminished.
About 8 o'clook, cannon discharges
were heard at a distance (presumably
at sea), continuing for sometime, when
the firing oeased completely.-
The Spanish authorities maintain
strict silenoe as to the number of vic
tims, who were apparently numerous.
A report is current that the Ameri
can warships also engaged a fleet of
Spanish battleships. Spanish reports
say 14 American ships were engaged in
the bombardment..
Jacksonville, Fla., is likely to be
made the base of operations against
Porto Rico. Qenoral Lee will open
hoadquarters there immediately.
The anti-British demonstrations at
Manila are intensifying. The queen's
portraits are insulted and all foreigners
are preparing to take refuge at. Cavite.
The British battleship Renown re
ports being chased by an unknown
steamer while on her way from Ber
muda. The nationality of . the pursu
ing vessel could not be learned. j.
The secretary of war hos authorized
the governor of Nebraska to raise a leg-
iment of infantry, under the presi
dent's second call. William J. Bryan
will be colonel of the new regiment.
Advices from Cadiz say all the guns
of both batteries and forts are being re
placed by heavier guns. It is reported
that the departure of Camera's fleet has
been delayed by defects in the torpedo
boat. '"
In the campaign against the Span
iards in Cuba, the army and navy will
act together. No decisive blow is likely
to be struck by either branch of 'l the
service until , the other is ready to co
operate. According to late Manila . advices
there is serious sickness on board the
United States cruiser Boston. .It Is be
lieved that fish furnished the vessel at
Manila had been poisoned. The Span
iard's were caught trying to strengthen
their defenses and forced to desist.
The captain of the British steamer
Laughton. who saw the Cape Verde
fleet in Cnracoa harbor reports the
Spanish ships in fair shape, but ooal
was quite low with them. All the ves
sels took on enough to oarry them to
the next port. The Vizcaya and Maria
Teresa also took on large' quantities of
provisions and other su pplies from
lighters. ; ....
As a result of the investigation the
treasury department has been making
into the question of a tariff for the
Philippines to be levied as a military
cotribution during the occupation of
the islands by the United States forces,
the administration have practically de
cided to enforce the existing Spanish
sohedulos only, with suoh changes ae
circumstances may make neoessary. ,
A strong expedition has landed at
Guanatanroo. Four hundred men, a
pack train and a large . quantity of war
supplies compose it.. It is said to be
the most powerful anti-Spanish expe
dition ever sent to Cuba. About 800
of the men are Cubans, and the others
are Americans. The pack - train con
sisted of 75 mules and 25 horses.. The
expedition carried 7,000 rifles and
2,000,000 . rounds of ammunition foi
General Garcia.
. The British steamer Restormel was
captured by the St. Paul while, trying
to enter Santiago harbor with a cargo
of coal for Cervera's warships.
Premier Sogasta's race is almost run,
says a Madrid dispatoh, and the over
throw of the Spanish cabinet is only a
question of a brief time.
: On Decoration day the blue and gray
united in honoring the heroes of an
other war, the present conflict awak
ening new interest in the day.
A. change of front is - strongly
marked in Canada. The Canadians
express great friendship for the United
States and Toronto churches held spe
cial alliance services.
Dewey did much for oordage menin
this country, and the profits in the
ropemakiug Industry in America will
be largely increased by- our control of
the Philippine islands.
Secretary Long has officially com
mended Captain E. C. Clark and the
officers and men under his command
for their excellent work in bringing the
battle-ship Oregon safely to Key West.
ilitary Invasion of tlie
. Island Begun.
Details of the Movement Are Yery
' Closely Guarded Troops Were Put
In Motion Immediately on Receipt of
- Definite Mews of the Spanish Fleet.
Washington, June 1. The military
invasion of Cuba has begun. Unless
the orders of the war department have,
miscarried, at an early hour this morn
ing the troops that have been gather
ing at the Gull ports began to break
camp and march aboard the transports,
waiting to oarry them to the enemy's
territory. About 25 of these,-ships,
the biggest and fastest that could be
obtained suitable for the purpose, had
been gathered ready to receive the
troops. They will accommodate about
80,000' men, for in a short voyage like
that from the Gulf ports to Cuba, it is
possible, with safety and comfort, to
oarry a muoh larger number of men
aboard ship than would be admissable
in the case of a cruise to the Philip
pines, for instance. '
How many tioops started this morn
ing; where they took ships, or whither
they are bound are questions which the
directing spirits of the campaign refuse
positively to answer. They have no
desire that the Spanish should have op
portunity ' afforded them to gather
forces to attack our soldiers as they
land. Therefore, nothing of the de
tails of ' this first movement can be
learned. There is a suspicion that the
start will be made from Tampa arid
Mobile, and in such oase, the fleet of
transports will converge at Key West
to pass under convoy of the war
ships which Admiral Sampson has pro
vided to insure the safety of the troops
during the passage across the Florida
straits to protect them against attaok
at the hands of some stray Spanish
cruisor or gunboat. ,
It is probable that there will be no
less than four separate military expedi
tions, and that these will be landed
at four different points. "Whether
Porto Rico is one of these points or not,
cannot be learned. Before the entire
force which it Is proposed to use in
Cuba can be landed, the transports
must make four separate voyages aoross
the straits. Arrangements have been
made to utilize the services of the in
surgents to the largest possible, extent
The government already has sent ex
peditions to a laige number of points
on, the island and landed arms for the
insurgents. Most of the parties suc
ceeded porfeotly in their object, and it
was said at the war department today
that a sufficient number of insurgents
have been armed to constitute a very
effective support for the troops as they
land. .
Unhappy Spain Has Troubles Within
and Without. ; , : '.'..
London, June I. A Madrid dis
patoh says: Distress is reported in
various parts of the interior, more es
pecially in the the provinoes of Cata
lonia, where food prices have risen con
siderably, and a number of working
people have been thrown out of em
ployment. This week several factories
at Moresena, west of Barcelona, will
have to be closed, as a result of which
hundreds of families will be plunged
into . misery. The local . government
is endeavoring to alleviate want ' by
opening soup kitchens. According to
a dispatch from Uria, riots occurred
yesterday in the city of Mula owing to
the scarolty of food, and especially
bread. . It is known that the local au
thorities and a number of wealthy in
dividuals have arranged to have cheap
bread baked for the poor.' ;
General Miles Leaves Washington.
Washington, June 1. Major-Gen-
eral Miles, commanding the United
States army, accompanied by the mem
bers of his family and his personal and
official staff, left at 11 o'clock tonight
for Tampa. The party comprises 64
persons, occupying a special train on
the Southern railway, consisting of one
Pullman, one special car, one combina
tion baggage and day coach, and one
General Miles will go directly to
Tampa, where he will establish head
quarters for the army. . He will per
sonally direct the movement of tho
troops in tho invasion of Cuba.
Negotiations Concluded.
Washington, June 1. The Cana
dian negotiations which have been in
progress for the past week were con
cluded tonight when the definite agree
ment was reached for the creation of a
commission which shall oonsider all
the subjects of controversy between the
United States and Canada, and frame
a treaty between the imperial' govern
ment and the United States for the
complete adjustment of their contro
Takes Formal Charge of Philippine
' Forces and Expedition. '
; San Francisco, June 1. Major-Gen
eral Merritt today established head
quarters in the Phelarj building, in the
rooms vacated by General - Otis, who is
.now located ; at Camp Merritt. Thjs
morning General Merritt issued an or
der assuming command of the Philip'
pine expedition, and is now engaged in
completing arrangements for the for
warding of the second detachment of
troops to Admiral Dewey's assistance.
The work of preparing the steamers
Zealandia, China and Colon for the re
ception of troops is progressing 6lowly
What regiments will make up the sec
ond expedition to the. Philippines is
agitating , the men at ' camp ' greatly."
They all want to go, but as there are
already over 13,000 men here and
more coming, and the second expedi
tlon is to be made up of only 5,000 men,
there will be many disappointments.
There are now five volunteer regi
ments ready, the Colorado, California,
Minnesota, Nebraska and Pennsylva
nia. Every effort to get them into
shape for service has been made,' and
in view of this activity to get these
regiments fully equipped, it looks as if
they, with the regiments now here,
will constitute the major : poi tion of
the second expedition. :
The Red Cross Society, formed here
has $33,799. Today's contributions
were swelled by one of $500 sent in by
C. P. Huntington. . ;,
. Troops for Merritt.
New York, June 1. By direction of
the president, formal orders have beep
prepared for issue adding 8,000 mep
to the department of the Pacific nndor
General Merritt, increasing the force
to 20,000 men, saysthe Washington cor
respondent of the Tribune; While Gen
eral Merritt was promised a we 3k ago
that this increase would be made, if
possible, difficulties insurmountable in
character were presented, and it was
only upon the success achieved by the
department yesterday in securing the
execution of certain "contracts much
earlier than anticipated that it .was
found possible to redeem the promises.
These related not only to transporta
tion, but to arms, ammunition, uni
forms and other requisite equipment,
it having been feasible up to this time
to secure these essentials for only 13,'
000 men. . '.
General Merritt was informed last
night of the improved prospects for
augmenting his force, and was request
ed to designate such additional volun
teer regiments from the East, as he de
sired for duty in the Philippines with
the assurance that his wishes would be
The Cruiser St. Paul Secures a Rich
.''''.""'".. ' Prize.' '..''. , .
Key West, 'June 1. The British
steamship Restormel was captured by
the cruiser St. Paul and brought into
port this morning, under her own
steam, by a prize crew. She was cap
tured while trying to put into Santiago
with a cargo of coal. , The steamer was
bound from Caidiff to Porto Rico. As
the Restormel came in the British flag
was - halfway down her 'mainmast.
Newspaper men are not permitted to
approach within 100 yards of her.. The
Restormel was captured by the auxil
iary cruiser St.. Pavrt, Captain Sigsbee,
under the very guns of Morro castle, at
Santiago de Cuba, at 6 A. M., May 25.
She carried 2,400 tons of best Welch
coal from Cardiff, presumably for Ad
miral Cervera's fleet. The St. Paul
had been lying off Santiago for six
days, and early last Wednesday morn
ing, the big oollier was sighted, mak
ing at full speed for Santiago harbor.,
The St, Paul fired a blank shot, and
the Restormel came to, four miles
from the Santiago forts. The forts did
not fire on the cruiser. , A prize crew,
in command of Lieutenant Pattson,
was put on board and dispossessed the
British officers, who made no protest.'
Not a line was found among the ship's
papers relative to the destination or
consignee of the cargo. The Restormel
was headed at once for Key West.
She was leaking badly when, captured
and is still in a serious condition. j
The Restormel now lies in the har
bor near the wharf. The British flag
is flying at her stern. Marines patrol
the prize and will allow no one aboard.
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Schley Positive of the
Spaniard's Location.
Believes That Cervera Will Blow TJp
His Ships Bather Than Have Them
Fall Into Our Hands Invasion " of
Cuba Expected Soon. :
Washington May 81. At 12:80
o'clock this morning the ' navy depart
ment recoived a dispatch from Commo
dore Schley announcing definitely that
he had located Admiral Cervera's Cape
Verde squadron in the bay of Santiago
de Cuba. . The commodore states that
he has seen and reoognized the vessels
of the Spanish fleet. ' " '
While the naval officers have been
moderately certain for several , days
that Cervera's squadron is in the har
bor' of Santiago, the official announce'
ment from Commodore Sohley was re
ceived by the offioers on duty at the de
partment with intense satisfaction.
Assurance is now doublv sure that the
Spanish fleet is bottled up and tho cork
is in the bottle.
It is not believed that Admiral Cer
vera will attempt to escape from the
predicament in which he now finds
himself, as such a course would surely
result in the destruction of his veS'
sels, and the loss of many lives precious
to Spain. .
The suggestion is made, howover,
that the Spanish may blow up the ships
rather than have them fall into the
hands of Schley, as they certainly will
if they remain in the harbor.
The definiteness of Commodore
Schley's dispatch would seem to indi
coMMODonrc w. s.
In Command of the Plying Squadron.
cate that he had effected a landing
near Santiago and made a personal in
vestigation of the harbor. : It would be
impossible, from the entrance of the
bay, definitely to Bee and recognize the
Spanish vessels, but by effecting a land
ing at some point on either side of tho
entrance, a vantage point could be
gained, from which the entire harbor,
it is believed, could be examined. . In
all probability, Commodore Sohley, or
one of his trusted offioers, haBsuoceeded
in performing this hazardous undertak
ing in order to obtain the valuable in
formation contained in his dispatch.
What effect the certainty that Cer
vera is practically helpless will have
on the plans with reference to the in
vasion of Cuba can only be conjeo
tured.. The transportation of land
forces, it is thought, was . delayed - be
cause of the uncertainty concerning the
location of the Spanish squadron. If
the understanding is correct, the prob
ability of an early invasion of - Cuba is
strong. It is not unlikely that the
movement of troops, which has . been
delayed from time to time, willjftegin
this week, and before tho end j. of the
week, the United States foroes will
have obtained a substantal foothold
uopn Cuban soil.
Commodore Sohley has not only his
own squadron, but two or three vessels
besides at his command, and it ' is not
believed to be possible for the Spanish
admiral to escape with his fleet. No
information is obtainable as to the in
tentions .' of Commodore Schley.
Whether he will endeavor to force an
entrance to the bay and seek a battle
with ; the Spanish squadron is not
known, but such a course at present is
not regarded as likely. It would be
the better, in the opinion of some na
val officials, to keep Cervera and his
vessels safely in the harbor, where they
are absolutely as useless as they would
be at the bottom of the sea.
Fnnds for the Beseigcd.
Madrid, May 81. The minister of
the colonies, minister of finance and
Senor Sagasta had a conference last
night on the methods of sending the
resources asked for by the governor
generals of Cuba and the Philippines.
General Augusti, at Manila, was au
thorized to draw on tho treasury, and
General Blanco has received 10,000,000
pesetas. ; . i
No Reported- Change in the Situation at
. s : Manila. .
Washington, May 81. The navy de
partment this afternoon made public
the following dispatch:
"Cavite, May 28, via Hong Kong, ,
May 81. To the Secretary of the Na
vy, Washington: No change in the
situation. The blockade is effective, '
It is impossilbe for the people of Ma
nila to buy provisions except rice. The
captain of the Olympia (Gridley) has
been condemned by the medical sur
vey. He is ordered home. He leaves
by the Occidental & Oriental steam
ship from Hong Kong, May 28. Com
mander Lambertson has been appointed
commander of the Olympia. . .
. "DEWEY."
Dewey Short of Provisions. .
Kong Kong, May 81. There is abso-.
lutely no truth in the report that the
United States cruiser Baltimore, now
at Manila, has been damaged by an in
ternal explosion. '-.:' .
: The United States auxiliary cruisor
Zafiro, which arrived here at mid
night yesterday, reports that Dewey is
phort of provisions and ammunition.
The Havila-Manila cable, it is said,
was cut by Americans May 23.
A brush between insurgents and
Spanish occurred near Cavite May 20.
The entire American fleet is at Cavite.
The report that some of the American
ships had sailed for lloilo, where the
Spanish gunboat El Cano is supposed
to be, is incorreot. . .
. Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader, is
with the insurgents, between the
Americans and Spanish.
Incendiary fires continue
The priests and nuns at Manila have
been removed from' the latter place to
Lagnn. .
All the coast towns are reported to
be held by the Spanish troops
The Americans are repairing the
slip at Cavite. ,
Spain Said to Be Ceding Territory That
Is Not Hers. , , ....
, Berlin, May 81. Regarding tho
news that Spain has agreed to cede tho
Philippines to France, it is said at the
German foreign office that Gormany
has information that pour parleiirs,
looking to this end, have been proceed- '
ing for some time, mainly through
Senor Leon y Castillo, the Spanish am-1
bassador at Paris, and that the negotia
tions have already reached a rather
definite shape. .'
Germany's answer to this is found in
a semi-omciai communication, setting
foith that Germany would protest
against the cessation of the Philippine
islands to France or any other single
power, ' adding that a cession to the
oombined powers of Europe would be
most acceptable. It is understood that
the project had been dropped, at least
for the present. ,
The report of De Rio, the now Span-'
ish minister for foreign affairs, cau
tiously mentioned the negotiations with
France above referred to.
The Statesman's Remains Lie in Wet-
minster Abbey. . -
London, May 81. Tho Northern
transept of Westminster, where Eng
land's greatest dead rest, the remains
of the late William Ewart Gladstone
were entombed todav with the cere-,
monies of the nation he had served and
of the church h,e had attended. His
grave is beside that of his lifelong ad-1
versary, Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Bea
consfield), whose marble effigy . looks
down upon it, docked with the regalia
which Gladstone had refused. The'
possible future kings of Great Britain
walked beside the great oommoners and
nobility,, and the learning of the state
surrounded them, though the wish of
the deceased had been for simplicity. ''
'" A New Mexican Train Hold-TJp.
Albuquerque, N. M., May 26. The
south-bound passenger train on the
Santa Fe railway was held up last night
near Belen by two cowboy robbers.
They boarded the train. at Belen and'
made the engineer run the train down
the road three miles. They then-
marched the engineer and fireman to
the express car, where they threw one
of the safes out of the car, blowing it
open with dynamite, taking consider
able money. The amount secured is
not known. The express messenger,
Hiscock, was not molestod, nor were '
the passengers. The sheriffs of Valen
cia and, Socorro counties, with posses
are now in pursuit.