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VOL. X. HOOD. RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1898. , NO. ; 3.
LANDED UNDER FIRE.
MUST MOVE ON.
Happenings Both at Home
A WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSED
Interesting ' Collection of Items' From
Many Place Chilled From the Press
Reports of the Current Week.
. A Kingston,' Jamaica, dispatch says
.16 warships have beon sent to leinforce
'' : Cerveia at Santiago. '
. . A St. Petersburg dispatoh says tne
new 'Russian cruiser Sveitlana, 8,828
-! tons displacement, has been ordered to
The movement against Porto Rioo is
likely to ' be launched immediately.
Sohley's warships are to be left to dis
pose of the Santiago matter, while the
military forces.will at onoe begin the
' oampaign of conquest at the island
further East ' '
. Major-General Merritt has been or
dered to hasten the dnarture of the
Manila expedition. The administra
tion Intends to get the entire Philip
pines expedition under way at the
earliest practicable moment. Measures
have been taken to render Manila bay
The auxiliary oruiser St. Paul, Cap-
v tain Sigsbee commanding, has arrived
at New York. Sigsbee says he had
" plenty of target praotioe off Santiago
and that Cerveia is bottled up. While
cruising before Santiago he went in bo
1 close to. the harbor that he was able' to
make sketches of the fortifications,
( which were sent to Washington.
1 Commodore Sohley's official report
of the Santiago fight has been received
by the president. He says there is no
reasonable doubt that Cervera's fleet Is
inside the harbor, that his firing was
to leain the strength of the enemy's
batteries, and was in that respect en
tirely satisfactory. None of his vessels
were hit and no casualties ocourred.
A speoial from Kingston reports that
6,000 United States troops have land
ed near Punuta Cabrera, a little to the
west of Santiago, where a junction was
, effected with General Calixto Garoia's
army of 8.000 insurgents. . It is added
that the landing was effected tinder
cover of the fire of Sampson's fleet.
With the troops were several heavy
..'"' Ambassador Hay called at the
foreign office in London, Monday, and
presented evidenoe that Spanish offi
cials are making Canada a base of ope-
, rations, and protested against the con
tinuance of this practice. The protest
is based on the fact that it would be
a breaoh of neutrality for Great Britain
to permit her territory to be used for
such hqstile purposes. Hay also re-
: oentiy drew the attention of the foreign
office, to the small exportations from
Great Britain of war munitions for
. Spain. , " ; . .
'. Madrid newspapers maintain that
Cervera 'a floet is sailing in the direc
tion of the Philippines, ,
i The secretary of ' war has sent con
gress a request for appropriations
, amounting to $53,879,859. These ap-
piorpriations .will be used for the
equipment and maintenance until June
1, 1899, of the 125,000 volunteers re
cently called for by the president.
Santiago is to be invested by a land
force. Government officials think a
naval attack alone might not be effect
ive. Haste is essential, as the prospeot
of tliq, early approach of the cyolono
- ' season makes Schley's stay in the open
sea perilous. Sooretary Alger intimates
: that the ' invasion of Porto Rico will
promptly follow the fall of Santiago.
The state department and the attorney-general,
by direction of the presi
dent, are working hard in the prepara
tion of a form of government for Cuba
after the Spaniards are driven out. An
effort' is being made to have a complete
plan for these operations ready, to be
. put into effect as Boon as peace is de
clared. ' : N
Loaded with wealth but deserted and
starving, John Roche), once a. well
known manufacturer of Sioux City, la.,
perished last April on the trail between
Dawson and Dyea, Alaska. - The news
'of his death reached Sioux City in a
letter to his widow by Richard Hen-
. dricksori, from Seattle. : He was aban
doned by his comrades and- left to die.
' In the engagement at Santiago the
Spanish, flagship Cristobal Colon was
struck twice by shells from the Massa
chusetts and the batteries were badly,
damaged by the' firing of the cruiser
New Orleans. - Three hundred shots
were fired by the Americans.- No
American vessel was hit and no one on
the ships injured. The Spanish loss
was not heavy. '' l'.,, . . ..
' Chas. W. Post, who has just re
turned from Hong Kong, says that pre
vious to the battle of Manila, Admiral
Dewey had a social passage at arms
with Prince Henry, a brother of Em
peror William of Germany. Prince
Henry slighted the United States at a
Beriea.of toiiBts tendered at a banquet,
. and was. made to apologize to the hero
of Manila. The apology was written.
The first-class armored cruiser Maria
Teresa is reported to have been riddled
with shot and sunk by the American
warships at Santiago.
The bill for the removal of all po
litical disabilities arising from the
civil war isjnow a law, President Mo-
jviniey Having iormany opproveu it;
A special from Alberni, B. C, says
the bodies of seven white men, suppos
ed to have been victims of the Jane
Gray disaster, have been picked up on
the, beach near the Clayoquot reserva
tion by Indians, while a sack of cloth
lng with an Italian name on it waa
washed ashore not far from Clayoquot.
A dispatch to the London Times
from Manila, referring to the fight on
May" 80, and June 1, says: The Span
ish loss in killed and wounded and
prisoners was heavy, but the most seri
ous feature of all for the Spanish is
the defection of hundreds of natives.
The Spaniards are endeavoring by
every means to win - over the rebels,
who are attracted by promises of par
don and high offices. But Aguinaldo's
attraction is stronger. He has com
pletely surrounded Manila by outtjng
the railroads and holding the rivers by
which food had previously reached the
city. If the city is not starved into
surrender the rebels may carry it, hav
ing an increasing number of rifles and
Fighting before and in the vicinity
of Santiago continued the greater part
of Monday from 7:45 A. M. Ten war
ships maintained a steady and oareful
ly directed fire against ' Morro castle
and the batteries at Punta Gorda, Soo
apa and Cinnremles, in addition to
bombarding the Spanish fleet in the
harbor. The military commander of
Santiago acknowledges the loss of six
Spanish officers and many soldiers.
Ho also admits severe loss of naval
forces. The loss on the American'
side, Santiago reports ,- say, - is not
known. The Spaniards acknowledge
that a great deal of damage was inflict
ed on the Spanish cruiser Reina Mer
cedes, and say Morro oaslte shows great
gaping breaches in its walls.
A special from Cape Haytien de
scribing the bombardment of Santiago
on Monday says the forts of the harbor
are now a mass of ruins. Scarcely a
yard of coast from Port Cabrera on the
west to Aguadores on the east escaped
the deadly ' oannonading of the 10
American ironclads, which passed back
and forth 'discharging their heavy guns
as they steamed along. Later in the
day tho old cruiser Reina Mercedes
was discovered attempting to clear the
channel of the Merrimao wreck. . A 13
inch shell from the Oregon landed
squarely abaft her pilot-house and tore
her npper works to shreds. Many of
her officers and crew were killed or
wounded and the vessel so , badly dam
aged that Admiral Cervera ordered her
abandoned about noon. .
' Thet" first-class . armored Spanish
bruiser Carlo Alberto, bound for Cuba,
has arrived at Gibraltar. ,
' The Oregon 'election' returns indioate.
that Qeer, for governor, and Tongue
and Moody, for congress, are elected. -
Saturday afternoon the torpedo-boat
Davis was successfully launched from
the iron works of Wolff & Zwicker, at
Portland, Or. , . '
A joint'., resolution has been intro
duced into ihe..house directing the sec
retary of the navy to. have prepared
and delivered suitable medals of honor
to Lieutenant H6bson'hd each mem
ber of his crew, for ' the gallant service
they rendered the United States.
Cape Haytien advices of June 6. .say:
At 8 o'clock this morning strong can
nonading was heard before Fort Agua
dores, A quarter of an hour later the
noise of oannonading was greatly in-creaed,-
the firing evidently proceeding
from guns of the largest oaliber.
'- It is reported from Kingston, Jam
aica,, that the battle-ship Oregon, 'saw a
long craft sneaking close to shore and
heading towards Santiago harbor. She
signalled the oraft to turn, and the sig
nals were Improperly answered, where
upon the Oregon opened fire upon her,
A 13-inch shell struck - the torpedo
boat amldship, and she sank with all
hands. The vessel is supposed to have
been the Spanish torpedo-boat destroy
er Terror, trying to make her way from
Porto Rico into the harbor of Santiago,
to rejoin the fleet of Cervera. .
The department of war Monday
morning tent a list of prisoners at Fort
MoPherson to Admiral Sampson,', and
the admiral himself will enter into
communication with Cervera respecting
an exchange of prisoners. Cervera will
be allowed to select from the list per
sons whom he is willing to take in ex
change for Constructor Hobson and the
gallant orew that manned the Merri
mac on her last run. . The officials
hardly expect to complete the exohange
of prisoners in leea than two weeks.
A . Madrid dispatch . says: At 1
o'clock Sunday evening 20 American
warships . opened a hot ' attack on
Santiago, but they were so far distant
their shells did not reach the forts.
Seeing the futility of the enemy's
cannonade, the Spaniards made no re
ply to their fire, awaiting the near ap
proaqh of the ships, but the attacking
fleet remained in its distant position.
The dispatch further says the bombard
ment laBted 45 minutes and was not re
sumed. Sixteeen American warships
are still moored at the same place, in
sight of Santiago.
The Insurgents Drive in
FIERCE HAND-TO-HAND FIGHT
Great Slaughter of Spaniard by A gut
naldo'a Men Fought While Typhoon
Haged The Rebel- Now Hold the
' Suburbs of the City'. " T '.'" . ", Y i
t Manila, via Hong Kong? June 8.
The Spanish outposts have been driven
in all along ' the line simultaneously,
and with great slaughter. It is said
over 1,000 have been killed ' 1
There has been fierce hand-to-hand
fighting for- 70 hours, despite the
typhoon which is raging.
The violent winds' and torrents of
rain render the riflesof the Spanish
troops unavailing. The natives easily
win at every step with their slashing
knives. Today the insurgents hold
Malabon, Taralac, and Bacoor. They
are now attacking San Tamera and
Moorlate, the suburbs of the city,
which is completely enclosed for a dis
tance of seven miles. - -. - '
A native regiment under Colonel
Agiunaldo, cousin of the insurgent
leader, yesterday joined the insurgents.
The governor has issued a despairing
proclamation begging the insurgents to
come to terms, and now he is arrang-,
ing to remove all the Spanish popula
tion inside the old walled city. He is
filling the moats and testing the draw
bridges and placing strong guards on
the principal streets and artillery along
the walls. All the other troops are
camping in the suburbs. The weather
is terrific ,. , ,.. .
Later It now appears that the rock
ets yesterday were not signals to the
natives, but a warning from the Ger
man consulate of the approach of the
typhoon, issued for the benefit of. the
ships in the harbor. -' -.-"
I visited Cavite without the Span
iards knowing it, and found there 197
wounded and 56 prisoners, among the
latter six Spanish officers. All were
Weill treated. .
Chief Agiunaldo, in the course of an
Interview, has said that the insurgents
are eager to make an attack on Manila
forthwith, but that Admiral Dewey re
fuses to "allow hordes of passionate
semi-savages to storm a civilized me
tropolis." .-,' ,, , ' '
, Admiral Dewey wants to await the
arrival of the American troops.' In
the meantime the. insurgnets have been
forbidden to cross the Mutate river,
seven miles south of Manlila. Other
wise the Petral will be stationed there
to bombard them. '
The volunteers smelt powder yester
day. An officer was killed and three
wounded., They retired rapidly.
' FIRED AT BY FLEET." :'i
American Thought They Saw a Span
ish Torpedo-Bout Destroyer.
Kingston,' Jamaioa, June 8 Whether
the American fleet sank "a Spanish torpedo-boat
destroyer Friday night has
not been absolutey confirmed. At 10
o'ecock Friday night the cruiser New;
Orleans discovered what appeared to be
a torpedo-boat destroyer close to the.
shore, and signalled the flagship New
Ysrjt that it was evident that a night
torpedo attack was to be made. The
New Yorkvand New Orleans opened fire
and their shells burst around a dark
objeot. Finally a 18-ihnh shell fiom
the Massachusetts (not the Oregon, as
first reported) wasflred and- exploded,
and the searchlights t, the vessels were
turned on th spot where the supposed
destroyer had been sigh ted, but not a
trace of the boat could be found, and it
was believed by jhe officers of he New
York she had been sunk . ',,'
The first assumption was thai the
vessel was the Terror, but it is believed
now that it was the Pliitonor Furor, is
the Terror was not known to be at Sari-,
tiago. Two Schwarzopkof torpedoes
were found floating two miles south of
Morro. This class of torpedo is used
by : the Spanish, and one of the two
found had only the practice head.
Admiral Sampson is determined not
to allow the Spanish to remove the
Merrimac from the spot where'Bhe lies.
Saturday . it was i reported that they
were working at the hull, and the
American fleet formed in line of battle
with orders to bombard. It turned out
that the Spanish were not so engaged
and the fleet withdrew.
Admiral Sampson has given speoiflc
orders that El Morro, where the Merri-
mao's crew are imprisoned, be spared
in firing. Admiral Cevera's polite as
surances were accopmanied by the
statement that Lieutenant Hobson and
his men were confined there. . This
placing of the prisoners in direot line
of fire is denounced by the American
officers as a 13th-century defense, an
act of incarnate crueltv.
General Castillo, commanding the
Cuban forces in the west and north of
the province of Santiago, has been con
centrating 4,000 Cubans in the vicinity
of the city.
' Port an Prince, June 8 Advices
from Santiago de Cuba today say that
this morning about 7:45 o'clook a live
ly cannonading was heard in the direc
tion of Aguadores. It increased in in
tensity on both sides, and toward 8
o'clock it was very furious.' :
No further details have been re
ceived, but it ' is believed that the
Spanish ships anchored in the bay of
Santiago held the insurgents in check
when the latter were attaoking the
ton. ' , ' ' . " ' ''' 'ii''
It is said here but the source of
the information is dqubtful that a
United ' States troopship debarked
troops under the protection of the fire
of the Amerioan squadron. ;
- News has been reoeived from Mole
St. Nicholas that a naval combat took
place yesterday off Jean Rabel, be
tween Port Le Paix and the mole.
Three Spanish and four Amerioan war
ships were engaged. After a brief, but
lively contest, the American ships re
tired. This news lacks confirmation.
SPIES IN HOT WATER.
Carranza and Da Bosa Are Arrested n
the City of Montreal.
Montreal, June 8 Lieutenant Ca'r
anza and Senor Du Bosc were arrested
at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon on a capias
in which it is alleged they were about
to leave the country. The capias was
taken out in connection with a suit fpr
damages for defamation of character
entered by Deteotive Kellert. The ar
rest was made at the residence of the
Spanish consul-general, and the P-VB-oners
were immediately taken , before
Judge Mathieu, who released them i,n
$1,000 bail, which was promptly fur
nished, the authorities deolining to say
by whom. The writ is returnable fn
six days, and no aotion can be taken
until the end of that time, unless the
prisoners consent to a speedy hearing.
American Troop Landed. j .
New York, June 8 A special frojn
Cape Haytien, dated Monday, says: :
j At daylight this morning the Ameri
can troops landed at Aguadores, a few
miles east of Santiago de Cuba, under
cover of Admiral Sampson's guns. Tlje
batteries were silenced, after a sharp
bombardment. ', ,
i ... : -.'' "
New York, June 8 A ; speoial frop
Kingston reports that 5,000 United
States troops have landed near Punta
Cabrera, a little west of Santiago, where
junction was affected with General
Gracia's army of 8,000 insurgents. It
Is added that the landing was effected
pnder the fire of Sampson's fleet. With
the troops were several heavy siege
guns. ' ' ''-
' A Second Expedition.,
! San Franoisoo, Cal., June o Tho
men who will compose the seoond Ma
nila expedition are pleased that Brig
adier-general Greene is to be their
commander. Besides being a splendid
soldier, he has a record as a diplomat.
He is an author of repute, has . been
decorated in Europe for bravery, and
is an active member of - several scien
tific bodies.- It Is surmised that his
diplomatic experience will be of serv
ice to. Geneal Merritt in the govern
ment of the islands '
The troops which will be under his
command are the First Colorado, Tenth
Pennsylvania, part of the Eighteenth
and Twenty-third United States infan
try, and either the Utah artillery or
the Third United States artillery.
General Greene stated tonight that the
China would be his flagship, and that
General Merritt would not aoootnpany
the second expedition. : '
Spain Notified the Powers.
. London, June 8 The Madrid corres
pondent nf the Daily News says:
. The cabinet has deoided that no
effectual blockade exists and will so
notify the powers. An informal notifi
cation has already been made.
Madrid, June 8 In the, chamber of
deputies today Senor Giron, minister
for the colonies replying to inquiries,
said the government had no information
tending to confirm the Spanish report
that the cruiser Baltimore had , been
blown up by an internal explosion at
.Manilla, except the fact that the gaz
ette had erased the boat from the list
of American ships. , . ..
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Improvements in Oregon.'
,, Washington, June 8 The conferees
on the' sundry civil bill have been un
able to agree on the amendment appro
priating $80,000 for a quarantine sta
tion at Afltoria, and it is still in confer
ence . Senator MoBride's amendment,
appropriating $12,000 for a steam reve
nue cutter 'for the Columbia river, la
also in .disagreement. The provision
for salaries f or registers and receivers
of two additional land districts in
Alaska, fixed 'at $3,000, has been agreed
to, and will booome a law. The senate
amendment apropriaing $100,000 for
Yaquina bay, tind allowing the money
for the improvement of Coos bay to be
expended by contract, are still in dis
agreement. ? -
' ' From M obile to Tampa.
Mobile, June 8. The Fifth cavalry
and the Eleventh infantry left camp
today for Montgomery, there to take
the Plant line .for Tampa. Five regi
ments of volunteers remain. ., .eve
Amerloan Troops Debarked Near
' ; ago de Cuba.
Battle Reported Off Hay
VANGUARD OF CA)IZ FLEbT
f tiie flnnnfah and Four American Ves
sels Engaged The Latter Proba'bly
Scouts A i. Bpanlsh . Torpedo-lloat
Destroyer Snnk at Santiago.- ' . '
Cape Haytien, June 7. The United
States troopship Resoulte, formerly the
Yorktown, ; under convoy of tho tor
pedo boat destroyer Mayflower, the
convertd Ogden Goelet ' yacht of the
same name, arrived at Mole St. Nich
olas Saturday and departed shortly
Advioes from Mole St. Nicholas say
that Saturday, some distance off Jean
Rabel. a port on the west coast of
Hayt'i, half way between Port de Paix
and Mole St. Nicholas, a combat took
place between three Spanish and four
Amerian ' warships. The Amerioan
ships are said to have withdrawn from
the combat. One of the Spanish war
ships entered the harbor of Jean Rabel
for water. Officers of ships lying at
St. Nicholas Mole were extremely reti
cent. Jean Rabel is an insurgent seaport,
and there is no telegraphic station
there. It Is thought possible that the
Spanish ; ships encountered were the
vanguard of the Cadiz fleet. The
names of the American ships were not
ascertained, but It is believed here
that they were probably scout boats.
Troopship Pursued. : .
Port au Prince, June 7. Acoording
to the latest advices from Santiago de
Cuba,' there were not more than 17
ships in the offing all day, and it is
believed there that the three missing
vessels have gone for provisions and
munitions of war. : 7 ; -:
At 6 o'clock this evening,, the
steamer Nouvplle Voldreguo- arrived
here from Cape Haytien, after touching
at all the ports along the coast She
reports that yesterday, at -Mole St.
Nicholas, she saw the United States
troopship Resolute awaiting instruc
tions. The vessel was under convoy.
; It was ascertained from passengers
on the Voldrejrue that the Resolute
had been pursued, between Jean Rabel
and Mole St. Nicholas, by two Spauish
cotvettes. From the same source, it
is learned that Admiral,., Cervera's
squadron is not, in its entirety, in
the port of Santiago de Cuba, but that
only, a oruiser, supposed to be the
Colon, one torpedo-boat and two auxil
iary cruisers are there. . , ::;
! A (lispatch from a government source
at Port au Prince says: -, '.
; "A Haytien informant, now in San
tiago do Cuba, says the destitution has
greatly increased since the bombard
ment began, and the military comman
der, has been forced to reduce ' the ra
tions' of the soldiers, among whom
there ia muoh discontent." !
Spanish Destroyer Sunk.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 7. A dis
patch from Port au Prince says a ves
sel that has arrived there from Santia
go de Cuba repoits that the America ns
sunk on Friday night 'the Spanish torpedo-boat
The assumption, based on dispatches
from Madrid, has been that the de
stroyer Terror, after leaving Fort de
France, went to Porto'RIoo, and it is
possible that the Port Antonio dis
patch confuses her with her sister de
stroyer, the Furor, as has several times
been done in dispatches from other
CHARLES V. GRIDLEY.
Death of the Commander of the Cruiser
Washington, June 7. Captain Chas.
V. Gridley, commander of the 'Cruiser
Olympia, and one of the heroes of the
brilliant viotory at Manila, is dead.
The announcement of his death was re
oeived at the navy department this
afternoon in a cablegram from Pay
master Gait, of the navy, dated .Kobe,
Japan, June 4, and directed to Secre
tary Long. The dispatch contained
this simple statement: .
"Captain Gridley died today. The
remains accompany me on the Coptic."
Captain Charles Vernon Grid ey is
the first American officer of great prom
inence whose death is a direct result of
the existing war with Spain. As the
commander of Admiral Dewey's splen
did flagship and one of the admiral's
chief ... advisers, Captain Gridley
achieved distinction at the battle of
Manila bay and added to his ' previous
laurels by winning high praise from
his superiors for distinguished gallant
try and ability. He fought his ship
from the conning tower, while Ad
miral Dewey directed the movements
6f the squadron from the bridge of the
vessel. It was not known . for soveral
weeks after the engagement that Cap
tain Gridley had suffered from it, and
n now the precise' nature of his
"He it not disoloaed.
No Room for lieutenant Carransa In the
Dominion of Canada.
. : Washington, - June 7. Steps have
been taken by. which 'Lieutenant Car
ranza, who has conducted the Spanish
spy system at Montreal, with his asso
ciate, Senor du Boso, the former , first
secretary of the Spanish legation here,
will be expelled from Canada within
the next few days, unless they adopt
their own means to leave before an in
ternational : question is raised as to
their presence in. Canada. .The Car
ranza letter, Jetailing his spy system,
was communioated to the British am
bassador, : Sir Julian Paunoefote.i
gether with ' all other information
bearing on the operations of the Span
iards in Canada. The ambassador was
quick to aot in the matter, and. with-,
out awaiting the slow " process of the
mail he cabled the entire matter to the
foreign office. . '
No doubt : is entertained as to the
speedy action of the authorities at Lon
don, now that a specific case has been
made out against the Spanish officials
in Canada. They would have taken
the initiative, had there been more
than suspicion as to the operations of
Carranza. But the Carranza lettet was
proof positive, and the British officials
will move quicklyjandjof their own voli
tion toward securing adequate redress. :
The state department has not cabled
Ambassador Hay, not deeming it nec
essary to do more than simply lay the
facts before the British ambassador
here. It is expected Lord Salisbury
will oall the attention of tho Spanish
government to the undesirability of
having Carranza and du Boso remain
in Canada, as their actions are so obvi
ously hostile to the United Status.
. , Says He Wrote the Letter.
Montreal, June 7. Tonight Lieu
tenant Carranza admitted that he was
the author of the letter made public
yesterday by the secret servioe, and
that it was the one stolen a week a-go
from his residence. '.
; "It is a translation," he said, "of
the letter I Vfrote to my oousin, but it
is not as I wrote it. Words have been
changed and whole ; sentences yes,
even paragraphs inserted to make it
suit the ends of the United States gov
ernment. .... .
, , ON BOARD THE SOUACE-
Wounded and Sick Are llrought Back
From the Front. - . ,
' New York, June 7. -The ambulance
ship Solace came into port today, hav
ing on board 54 wounded and sick,
some of whom had been transferred
from the Amerioan warships in Cuban
waters and others taken from the hos
pital at Key West. Her after-duck had
been tented over with canvas, and in
swinging hammocks lay half a dozen
of the more seriously ill of the pa
tients. The convalescing room was -the
basking plaoe of a score or more of
the poor fellows who had. not given up
the fight without a struggle, while the
privilege of the decks was accorded all
those Who were able to move about or
anxious to watch the green hills' as the
good ship moved in shoreward. ' '
! The Solace anchored off' Tompkins
ville early this morning, arid ' Bhe was
boarded by press representatives. . She
left Key .West Wednesday afternoon,
and came: through to New York with
out incident until . Satuulay night,
when the gale tumbled her about to
some extent, and made things uncom
fortable for the patients. But the sea
voyage was a tonic to the men. ' They
had left behind the sweltering seas of
the tropics, and the exhausting winds
for refreshing breezes. : - : .
; Some of them had gathered together
in little groups on the voyage up many
a time and told again the story of a
brush with the Spaniards or the nights
on watch at the blockada Four of the
heroes of the Nashville and the Mar
blehead were among the patients on
the Solace, Robert Voltz, of ,San Fran
cisco, and Harry Hendriokson, Joe
Davis and Kuchmeister, of New York.
They are the Wounded of that gallant
band of volunteers who cut the cable
at Cienfnegos nearly a month ago. It
is a tale that has been told before.
The effort will live in history, side by
side, with the Merrimac's journey
down the narrows at Santiago. ,
The Solace has on board 54 patients
removed from southern waters.
.BURNED AT THE STAKE.
Negro Fiend a Victim of Mob Vengeance
, (D xexas.
Dallas, Tex., June 7. A speoial from
Shreveport, La., says: A thousand
people gathered - at Doyline, on the
Vicksburg, Shreveport &' Pacific rail
way, about 1'8 miles from here: to wit
ness the burning at the stake of Wil
liam Street, a negro who brutally out
raged Mrs. Parrish. The crime was
committed May 80. The people erect
ed a post near the railroad track, near
town; and had the - light wood and
kindling saturated with coal oil, pre
paratory to chaining Street to the
The flames were started at I o'clook.
It was a sickening sight, which lasted
10 minutes, when Street was a charred
veii-kncrn lawyers made speeches
warning the crowd of negroes that such
crimes wonld not be tolerated in a civil