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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1898.
'Happenings Both at Home
A WEEK'S NEWS -CONDENSED
Interesting ' Collection of Items From
Many Place Called From the Press
Reports of the Current Week.
General Blanco has issued
a proclamation in Havana announcing
the capitulation ot bantiago.
tfawa reneivod bv the steamer Allr.i
Bays the town of Skagway is still under
martial law, and all Saloons are cioseu.
General Garcia has left Santiago, bull
nntwitstandini? his crievance, tlie Cu
ban loader will help ns conquer Holguin
and ManzaniUOi , , . . .
Senor-de Castro, of the Porto Rican
inntn bbv' his iunta favors Amorican
annexation of Porto Rico, and pledges
the support of his people to tnat ena.
' The Spanish minister of public in
struction, Senor Uamnsuto, is autnor
it,, (nP thn statement that a ueace hon
orable to the Spanish uiiny will shortly
be concluded... ..
T.ifinlfiiinnt Hobson. the hoio of San
tiago, has returned to Washington to
report to the navy department regard
ing the neoessity for prompt action in
the work of raising Uervera s snips.
Nine hundred men embarked on the
Win .iHiitiiro from Sun Francis
(or the Philippines Saturday.
A mntmnnus ovation whs tendered the
men as they marched through the streets
of San Franoisco. , The departure 01
two more transports is expected to com-
plote the present movement of troops
American trade with Porto Rico is
the subjoot of a bulletin just issued by
. order of the seoretary ol agriculture.
' a shrinkage is shown in the transac
tions during the past fiscal year, being
smaller than those of any preceding
vpnr allien the civil war except 1805.
The falling off in the trade is mostly
in our imports from tlie Islands.
... RovAml London people Droralnontly
identified with the Central Paciflo are
arranging to visit this country within a
few weeks, in consequenoe of the re
cent aotion of congress in creating a
commission to confer with the com-
..). MnM.aaiifaMvaa anrl nfnllv nrft-
pare a plan for settling the road's debt
to the coverment of fBO.ooo, ouu
A dictatorship has been proclaimed
at the Philippines, guinaido an
liimnelf in authority and pro
ri,.imi.rl martial law in the islands.
Heneral Anderson telcsrranhs that the
natives expect independence.' The
insurgents have begun attacks on Pon
An Rantnmpflo and Malata. and are iret
linn thhir nrtillerv into action. The
Spaniards were driven from trenches at
Malata and the positions oocupiea Dy
the insurgents. '
The Cernti claim, which threatened
to cause trouble between Italy and Co-
. lombia. has been paid.
The United States domestio postal
nervine will be extended to the Ha
waiian islands as soon as the flag is
raised there .',
- Tim Rritish steamer Newfoundland,
loaded with food supplies, was captured
by the Mayflower, Tuesday, off Cien
fuegos, into ; which harbor she waa
'' 1 A Norwegian can tain who has
reached New York. sav8 the Havana
blockade is not effective and supplies
are reaching that oity tnrougn uata Da
no from, Yuoatan and being shipped
across the island. . . ,
A Washington authority says Porto
Rico will be kept by the United States.
That is settled, and has been the plan
, from the first. Its possession will go
toward making up the heavy expenses
of war to the United States.
News has been received from the
Bear relief expedition. , The imprison-
a'j whalers have been reached and were
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' better on tnan . nau ueen .expouuju.
' Mont of tlie vessels can be saved, and
.the mo have not suffered seriously,
having existed on Usb and wild rein
A 'report comes ' from I.Madrid that
Woyler will form a new cabinet, in
which General Po'aviejas will be min
ister of war. This combination, it is
further asserted, will support the dyn
nntv. reneal the suspension of const itu
, tional lights and continue tlie war to
its utmost limits.
Cubans must tbe the mark, and the
captured territory around Santiago will
be governed with a firm hand. No
trnuhln in feared bv the officials at
Washington. The discontent now so
nntirwihla anions the insuraents is ex
peoted to wear away when once the mo
tives of the United States are fully ap
preoiated. i ,
The second expedition has reached
Manila. The transport steamer China
arrived July 10,, and the Zealand!, Co
lon and . Senator : th .day following.
Amorican forces now await the coming
of Merritt before moving on Manila.
Commander of the expedition is expect
ed about a week hence. Aguinaldo's
forces still surround the capital. News
of the destruction of , Cervera's fleet
caused oonstornation among the Span
iards.. Four American soldiers died on
the Initial Steps Toward Peace Nego
tiations Taken by SpalnA
Spain has sued for peace formally
and directly to President McKinley
through the French ambassador. . The
following official statement haa been
made: "The French ambassador, on
behalf of the government of Spain and
by direction of the 8panish minister
for foreign affaire, presented to the
president at the White House a mes
sage from the Spanish government lobk-
ina to a termination of the war and
settlement of the terms of peace." .
General Miles' Forces
Landed at' Ponce.
ON THE SOUTHERN COAST
W ci farm a tcin to Rnaln mav be again
delayed. Naval officers think the war
ships should be overhauled before em
barking on their mission
Famine, and deadlv yellow Jack reign
at r4iiatannmo. . An averase of 15
deaths a day ocours among the troops
and people from these causes
The situation in Spain is reported to
be going from bad to worse. Sagasta
is powerless to relieve the situation,
and disaffection in the army steadily
A World dispatch from Madrid says
Russia is intriguing against us and in
favor of Spain. She is said to oe man
inc nrrununiTinnta for concerted inter
forence by the Continental powers In
Some traitor tore down an American
rW at Lnnor Beach. Wash. The whole
settlement is up in arms and threaten
to hang the man who did it w,lth the
ropes with which the flag was fastened
should he be caught.
Snnniarda sunk the small Spanish
vnnhont Sandoval, which has been
i,,;.,,, r,.,.r Cnimnnnra. Tnis is looKea
upon as a gross breach of the terms of
inn.w which the Snaniards then
had knowledge of. especially considering
the fact that food has been sent Dy tne
United States navy into Unimancra
Rhaftoi'a detailed report of
Hi American casualties at the battle
nt Rnntinuo has been received at the
war department. The total number of
nnann ties was 1.590.1 KecapltUiated,
the American losses were: Killed, 23
officers and 208 enlisted men; wounded,
80 officers and 1.203 men; missing, oi
General ' Acuinaldo. the leader
of the Philippine insurgents, is fighting
for annexation to the united states.
An Agreement has been reached
among the Western roads and freight
rates have been restored to a normal
The steamer Chnrlefl Nelson has ar
rived in Seattle from St. Michaels with
178 passengers and about $1,000,00C
Oonpral Rronke. "commanding the
First army corps, has sailed from New
port News to join General Miles at
Pnnr thousand more sick and huntcry
Ononinnla from Eastern Cuba surren
dered Monday upon learning of Toral'i
As the lesult of a collision, occurring
pear Detroit, the steamer Edward
Smith No. 2 was sunk. The other ves
sel was but slightly damagod
A snoniftl from Shanghai savs that
four Russian men-of-war have left Port
Arthur, and that it is supposed their
destination 18 tne rnuippine lsianus.
A London dispatoh says Spain will
nmnrain on nrmiRtice. The Washington
government will be asked to agree to
suspend hostilities wune terms oi peauo
can be discussed
A tnlowram has been received in
Washington from Shatter requesting
that gold and paper be sent to Santiago,
aa th tradesmen reluse to accept Amer-
ioari silver dollars at par value, and rate
them at 50 cents on the dollar
The battleship Iowa fired on an Aus
trlnn nminnr off Santiago harboi. The
timllarito nl llio Audtrifln and Nnanish
f'.1' ' J " -x
Hags is to blame lor tne moment. . hid
captain of the Austrian warsnip, wnne
notpleasod, lealized that the firing was
a mUtnkA. The intention of Austria
is said to be to preserve neutrality to
hlnnnral Klnflrwtll command the next
Manila expedition which is to sail from
Qun Ymnniann liv the end of tlie tires-
ent week. Genoral King thinks every
mnn of the expeditionary force now at
Sau Francisco will be needed at the
Philippines to help suppress the ex-
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pected native reneuion alter tne Span
iards are conquered.
A.mlliu to the war views of John
Sherman, elicited in an interview, the
ex-Becretary says the grievance of Gen
eral Garcia IS just, A Diunuer wan
auWIantltt made. The On ban s should
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Kdva Vinnn invited to witness the sur
render of Santiago. The retention of
Cuba by the United States, lie says, is
not justifiable under any ciroumstaces,
but Porto Kico should pe retained
The railroad situation in China is
rapidly improving. Conservatism has
apparently been at last thrown over-
i .1 1a nii.rt... vi ayk fa laalintv
out contracts and concessions with an
almost reckless hand. Tlie latest
authorized railroad is to be built by;
the Russo-Chinese bank. Evidence of '
the gradual awakening of the spirit of I
progress in other lines of industry is
also becoming plainly apparent. j
A Detachment of Spanish Troops" Of
fered Resistance, and In a Skirmish
Forty Spaniards Were' Killed and
Not An American Killed or Wounded.
Port of Guanica. Island of Porto
Rico, via St. Thomas Island, July 27.
The United States military expedition
under - command of General Miles,
which left Guantanamo bay Thursday
last, was landed here successfully today
after a skirmish between a detachment
of Spanish, tioops and a crew of 80 be
longing to the launch of the United
States auxiliarry gunboat Gloucester.
Forty Spaniards were killed and no
Americans were hurt. The troops
were pushed forward rapidly in order
to capture the railroad leading to Ponoe,
whioh is only about 20 miles east of
this place. : ,
Guanica, the point of debarkation
of the expeditionary forco. is a small
town on the southern coast of the
island. It is less than 20 miles on an
air line distant from Ponce, and 65
niles from San Juan, against whioh
the assault is to be directed. This
town la situated on a bay of the same
name, which forms one of the best
Dorta in the whole island.
From Ponce there is an excellent
military road running 80 miles north
to San Juan. The whole of General
Brooke's force, with the New Orleans,
Annapolis, Cincinnati, Leyden and
Wasp are expected ' here within 24
SURRENDER OF" GUANTANAMO
Seven Thousand Spaniards I.ay Down
Their Arms. -Santiaso
de Cuba, July 27. Every
thing heie is peaceful. The 7,000 Span,
ish soldiers at Guantanamo threw down
their arms, today. The 8,850 men from
Palma Soriano, San Lujs and Longo,
surrendered yesterday to liieutenani
Miley and today packtrams with pro-
visionSwere sent to them.
Thn fmlv others ino'uded in the capit-
ulatioarev tlie 2.000 at Baracoa and
They have not yet
been turned' over.
Garcia is at Jiguani today, and
reached there without encountering
; General Shatter authorized an abso
lute contradiction of the report that
Garcia encountered a force of Span-
oapt. pniiip op Tim texar.
iards, whp were returning to Santiago
to surrender, and was defeated by thein.
Colonel Ezra P. Ewers, of the Ninth
'infantrv.nftt.inv for General Shafter,
will receive tlie formal snrrOni
.lr of ttnnntflnamo.
General. Shatter releasod
40 Cubans, who had been confined in
the local jail on political ohargep. In
deed, some of them were confined with
out oharizes of anv character, others on
the most trivial pretexts, and yet others
solely because of . sympathy with
the nnhan cause. The iail is still filled
with many whose crimes and sentences
Cubans at Clenfueeos Are Starving
Weyler system in f orce.
Guantanamo. July 27. The follow-
inor nitlful anneal has been addressed
by the' starving people of Cienfuegos to
'Honorable Sir: The Cubans, old
men, women and children,' resident in
tbe town of Cienfuegos and this neigh
borhood, are all dying of hunger. The
young men are all in the field with the
Cuban troops and have no shoes nor
food. All the provisions in this town
are in the hands of Spaniards. Cubans
cannot obtain a piece of bread, as it is
necessary to send everything to the
field. The Weyler system is in high
sway. The situation is tern die.
you, honorable sir, do not come quicu-
ly with your squadron, to our neip ana
take possession of this town, we shall
be lost. ' We beg you to precipitate
your operations. About 5,000 old men,
women and children shall die oi nrnger
in this town. Some of these old men
hava four or five sons ftehtina for free
dom. This is our situation horrible
situation. If the great people of the
Unitjed States do not come quicsiy in
our help we are lost. . Foi God's sake.
come quickly. ...
TJnthino- r.a-n be done for the neople
of Cienfuegos until the place is cap
tured. This will not be lor some nine.
A BIG LOT OF GOLD.
New Cases at Santiago
Now Four Hundred.
FOUR DEATHS IN ONE DAY
The Charles Nelson Brings Down Over
' a Million.
Seattle. Wash. . Julv 27. The steam
er Charles Nelson arrived lo lay from
St. Michaels with 173 passengers from
Dawson, and gold dust estimated all
the way from $ 1,000,000 to fi.oou.uuu.
Purser M. A. Tucker said:
"I believe that 11.500,000 is a fair
estimate. Of that amount I can vonoh
for $600,000, which was turned over
to me and placed in the bteamer's
safe." : ,
One man, .) Mr. Tucker said, had
$175,000 and another $125,000. He
would riot disclose their namesn
Mr. Lippey, his father and two
brothers, carried off the steamer nine
canvas sacks, which weighed about 100
pounds eaoh. This was the clean tip
from Lippey 's claim, No. 16 Eldorado.
UNITED STATES TROOPS EMBARKING FOR ; PORTO RICO.
Newspaper Correspondent Gains an lln-
enviable Distinction. ' ''
Sylvester Scovel. who has won .for
hlmsolf the Unenviable distinction of
being the only civilian in .history who
slapped the face of a major-general in
that officer's hour of supremo triumph,
is a newspaper reporter who is pos
BeBsed of undoubted daring and reck
lessness. Mr. Scovel tried to push his
way, against orders, to the roof of the
palace in Santiagio when the Stars and
Stripes was being hoisted, and was
forced baok. After the ceremony he
are not on record,, and absolutely un
known, so far as has been yet ascer
tained. A general investigation has
been ordered immediately'. ; ).' '
American newspapers which ' have
arrived here contain articles written
apparently under a misapprehension of
the facts regarding the conduot of the
oampalgn, and the dictation of the
terms of surrender. ,' General Miles waB
ero simply as a visitor and advisor.
In 4iis official capacity lie had nothing
to do with the terms of the capitula
tion, the entire credit lor wnicn ueiongs
to Mminral Hhnftnr. who. on Julv' 10.
recoived the following dispatch from
Washington, ot that date: .
"General Shatter. Sibonev. The
secretary of war diroots me to inform
you that General Miles Ielt here at
10:40 last night for Santiago, but with
instrnctions which do not in any man
ner supersede you as the commander of
the United States troops in the field at
Santiago, as long aa you are able for
duty. . "CORBIN, . ' t
ma An hia urn 17 to Oeneral Khafter and
struck that hero it) the faoe with his
nnlm. He wtiH arretted nt once, and
the rules of war allowed that he may
be drumheaded and snot. . ,
Cnite a number of waiters in Den
ver. Col. . have joined the army.
Charles Randall, an old-timer, had
$84,000. i . . r :
. fuller individual amounts ran from
$1,000 to $10,000,1 $5,000 being an
nvnriu'e. . ' ; , . ..
At B o'clock this afternoon. 67 pas
sengers had deposited in the assay office
about $300,000. K'our thousand ounoes
tuna thn liirwosl individual amount.
This did not include the Lippey and
Randall gold. f ': -
: Ahnnk one-third of the nassenizere
brought no' gold. Some of them had
gone in this spring. ; Not liking . the
prospoct they sold their outfits and re
Victims Are Not All Sufferlnif From
Yellow Jack Disease of a Mild Type
. Sh after Reports That His Men Are
Being Located In Better Camps.
J Washington, July 26. A dispatch
received by General Corbin from Gen
eral Shatter says that 896 new cases of
fever of all olasses were reported ; in
bis earn p' before Santiago yesterday.
As the same dispatch 'reports only four 1
deaths, none of them from yollow .
fever, from among the hundreds of
fever cases in the camp, the war
authorities are more than ever inclined
to the belief that the yellow fever oases
are of a mild type. ' Previous (dis-
patohes from Shatter and the medical
officers of his corps have indicated the,
existenoe in camp of a very large num
ber of oases of malarial fever and
dengue fever, the latter common in the
Cuban climate. Some clear cases of
yellow fever are reported, but the offi
cials say they, are few as compared with
those of other fevers. "
General Shatter's dispatoh received
by General Corbin is as follows:
"Santiago de Cuba, July 26. Num
ber of new cases of fever of all classes
not previously reported, Private Daniel
Stone, company D, First Illinois, ty
phoid fever, July 20; Sergeant J. Blair,
regimental quartermaster, died July 22 i
of dengue' fever; Privates Wjlliam Pea
cock and Garratt Learnesheok, both of
oompany E, Seoond infantry.
- General Shatter reported by pable to- ,;
day that the condition of the troops at . . ,
Santiago was rapidly improving, and
Bald he hoped in the.oourse of a day or -
two to have the men located in com-
Wtahlo oamnn. where thev mav rest
and recuperate and where the sick may
Ho is feedincr 11.000 Spaniards, pris- .
oners of war, and although he has not
yet been able to furnish them tents, .
this deficiency is being made good, and
their condition ia no worse in this re-
speot than was their condition belore
the surrender. '1
Troops Mentally Depressed.
Kantinffo da Cuba, via Kingston.
July 26. The report published in the
United States that therere 80 cases of .
yellow fever In the cavalry division
nrovna on investicaton to be unfounded.
Captain House reports thai there is no
sickness. The First, Bixtn anu imihii
navalrv. the First and Tenth infantry
regiments and six companies of the
Randolph light artillery, are encamped .
about two miles northwest oi El Caney,
at the base of the mountains. The.
camp is apparently perfectly healthy,
aa to the location, and has a good wa
ter supply. lhe ground is won
drained. ' '
Malarial fever is prevalent, but it al-
wflVH vields to auinine treatment in
the course of four or five days. The
fact that immunes of the regiment
have this fever as freely as the other
men shows that it is not yellow jack.
There have been no lataiitioa irora ma
larial fever thus far, but so long as the.
men are exposed to the hot sun during
the day, the increasing ram and noavy
dews, malaria will increase and our
men grow worse. A second attach is
much more difficult to eradioate, espe-
dally in the case ot men exposed to inn :
The army is mentally depressed by j
inactivity, and the uncertainty as to ;
its future movements, togetner wuu
the increasing malarial fever. .
Wounded on the Hudson. ; 7 '
Newport News, July 27. The trans
nort Hudson, from Santiago, arrived at
Hampton Roads at noon today. Prom
the foremost floated a yellow lever nag,
indioating sickness aboard. Dr. Pet
tus, the national quarantine . officer,
boarded the vessel as soon as she cast
anchor. ' -
The bodies of Captain Caprpn and
Sergeant Hamilton Fish are on the ship
It is said that Sylvester Soovel, the
New York iiewspaper correspondent
who was ordered from Cuba because of
insulting conduot toward General Shat
ter is also on board.
Captain William McKettriok, the
man who raised the Stars and Stripes
over the palace oi tne conquered Ban
tiago de Cuba, ia a aoh-in-law of Gen
eral Shatter and a member of the gen
eral s Stan. .. ' ,
The Earl of Minto has been appoint
ed governor general of Canada. -: ;
SURRENDER ; OF SPANIARDS.
Interior Garrisons lay Down Their
WaHhincton. Julv 26. The war de
partment at midnight posted the fol
lowing: . i
"Santiago, via Haytt. July 5Jo. Ad
jutant-General of the Army, Washing
ton: Lieutenant. Miley has returned
from San Luis and Palmas Soranio,
where he went four days ago to receive
the surrender of . the Spanish troops.
The number surrendered was larger
than General Toral reported. Three
thousand and five Spanish troops and.
850 volunteer guerrillas gave tip their'
arms and gave parole and have gone to
work. Three thousand stands of arma
were turned in to load on ox-carts and
started to the railroad. Spanish troopa
accompanied him to San Luis, and all
were apparently greatly delighted at
the prospect of returning home. They
were on the verge of 'starvation and I
have to send them rations tomorrow.
If the numbers keep up as they have,'
there1 will be about 24,000 to ship
away, nearly 12,000 here; 8,000 from
San Luis, 6,800 from Guantanamo, and
nvar 9 000 nt Sas?nft and Baracoa.