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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1891).
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
' " Punished Kvery Friday by
8. V. HLVTI1R.
' Terms ol sulcriptlonfl..'iO a year when pld
in il vlu ; $.! if not paid iu advance.
The mull nrrlves from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Salurduya; departs the
same days .t niton.
' ear Cli'cimweth, leaves .1 8 a. in. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrive at t p. m.
for W hite salmon .eaves dally at 1 ::J p. m ;
arrives at .i:;i p. m.
troll! W Idle Salmon leaves for Kiilda, (illmer,
Trout Lake and Ulcuwood Moudas, Wednes
days and Fridays.
IAl'RKL RKRKKAR DKORKE LODGE. No.
i 87. 1. . (). r.ilccts that and third Mou
days iu each uiontli.
II. J. IllllBARP, N, a.
J. H. Fkrgnon, Secretary.
(1ANHY IM.T. No. 16, 0. A. R.- Meets at A.
j O. U. W. Hall first Saturday uf each montli
at I o'oim k p. ni. All tl. A. tt. members In
vited to UlCcl Willi lit.
1). 0. Hill, Commander
T. J. Ci'NNimi, Adjutant.
(1ANDY W. It. C, No. 10-Meets first Hatur-
day of each month in A. O. V. W. hall at 2
p. m. Mrm. !. I', ( kowhi.l, President.
MRU. Ursula Ui'Kka, Secretary.
HOOD RIVKR LOIXIK, No. 105, A. F. and A.
M.- Meets Haturdav evening on or la-fum
each full moon. 11. V. l).VIlwoN, W. M.
l. McDonald, Secretary.
QdD ltlVKR CHAPTER. No. 27, R. A. M.
Meet, thud Friday niKht of each mouth.
fc. 1.. smith, II. v.
0. E, William. Secretary.
HOOD KIVKK C HAPTER, No. O. E. 8.
ileeta Satuidav alter each full moon.
JlKH. KVA HAYHR8, W. M.
O. E. Williams, Hecrctary.
OLKTA A8SKMHI.Y, No. I'ntted Artisans.
Meet aecoud and fourth Monday nights
of each mouth at Fraternity hall. Brothers
and alstcrs cordially invited to meet with ua.
A. P. lUlkUAM, M. A.
8. 8. GbaV, Secretary.
17Ai;C?VA T.OIXiK, No. 80. K. of P.-Meotg
V iu A. O. U. W. ball every Tuesday lilK'ht.
U. W. C.HAUAU, C. (J.
Q. T. PltATHKR, K. of R. 4 8.
1JIVKRSIDK LOJKiK, No. fig, A. O. U. W.
JV Meets first and third Maturdaya of each
month. 0. T. Pkathih, 11. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
11. L. lluwK, Recorder.
IDLKWILDK LOIIrtR, No. 107, I. O. O. K
Meets in Fraternal hall every Thursday
niKUt.- 0. U. IUKTi.tr s. u.
11. i. Hihrard, Secretary.
JJ F. SHAW, M. D.
, ' "(SUCCESSOR TO DR. MORGAN)
AH ' Calls Promptly Attended
OfBce vipstaira oer Copnia'a aiore. All calls
' left at the ottice or residence will b promptly
" attended to.
r-.. JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTOKNKV AT LAW, AI1STRAOTF.R, NO-
TAKY PUBLIC and REAL
' ... ESTATE AliENT.
"' For?l years a resident of Oregon and Wash
lnitton. Has had many years experience In
Heal Estate- mailers, a abstracter, aearcherof
titles aud ageut. batiaiactiou guaranteed or no
J F, WATT, M. D.
praduate of Bellevne Hospital Medical Ctd
', lege, lw. In (ieueral praetieu at Hood Klver,
' Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose ana throat
', -and diseases of women.
; i Sireoiul teruia for uiliee treatment of chroulo
, i eaaiB. ... . ..'
Dr. R.W. Benjamlndentisf. of Portland, will
Biake regular vinits to Hood River, and will
: bavo roouia at thu ML. llcsicl liotcl. All the dif
ferent methods of crowning and filling teeth.
Prices reasonable, and eatlsfactiou guarautet-d.
Portland Ottice Room 3U Oregoniati building.
. Hakbison Bnos., Profs.
- FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured. .
Whole Wheat. Graham a sjieclalty. Custom
' grinding done every Saturday. During the
. busy season additional days will be mentioned
in tne local columns.
HOOD KIVKK, OKIOON.
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" Gallery open three days in the week
Thursday, Friday and Saturday until
. ', further notice. Firat-class work and
All Work Warranted. '
, ' QOLOMBIA NURSERY
t , '" 1 Large assortment of all kinds of
v nnraery ' sfock. Send tor cata
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I-, v , II. C. BATEIIAM,
Hood River, Or.
' JHE GLACIER ., ,
- - ' : ' BARBER SHOP. "
' Grant Evans - Proptitor.
Boon KIVER, OR.
m. JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
. ..Tommxson Bkob, Trops.
r..;.F!R AND PINE LUMBER.....'
Of the beet qnality alwas on band at
:..-. . )riof8 to unit the times. "
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DALLAS & SPANGLER,
" V, : . DEALERS IN
; iHardware. Stoves and Tinware
. Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers' '
. s . - Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have a new and. wmplete stock
'.of hardware, stoves 'and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
' - 40ur'prk-as.wilL continue to.be as low aa
EEF1IS1K8 TIIW1HE 1 SPECIALTY.
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Cniiiprelienalve Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Fast Week
Culled From the Telegraph Columns
There has been a heavy fall in the
price of wheat iu the Chilean market.
Fire at Land, 8. D., destroyed prop
erty worth 1 100,000. One entire block
of buildings was consumed.
The Keystone Slate Company, of
Bethlehem, Pa., has increased the
wages of its employes 15 per cent.
It is stated that $225,000 has been
subscribed toward the construction of
the alumni hall at Yale university.
A secret movement Is under way in
Hawaii to flood the islands with Portu
guese laborer from the Azores islands.
One hundred and eighty-four Amer
icans have been killed and 978 wound
ed ir. the Philippines since hostilities
A decision was rendered by Judge
Peabody in the St. Louis city police
court that under certain conditions a
husband hag the right to beat his wife.
After attempting to murder his wife
and baby, Walter Miller, foreman in
the Detroit soap works, sent two bullets
into his own brain and died almost in
stantly. The three largest of 20 pear button
factories operated at Muscatine, la.,
have advanced wages 15 and 20 per
cent. Six hundred button workers are
employed in the factories.
The bill providing for the incorpora
tion of the St. Louis World's Fair, to
oelebrate in 1903 the centennial of the
Louisiana purchase, has passed the
Missouri senate. It has already been
passed by the house.
The Kilauea Plantation Company
has been Incorporated at San Fran
cisco. The capital stock Is $3,000,000.
The directors are A. B. Spreckels, J.
D. Spreckels, William Irwin, C. A.
Hogg and W. D. K. Gibson.
A large number of Spanish officers,
who had been prisoners in the hands of
the Tagals, have entered the service
of the latter. Among the prisoners were
some of the chiefs of the Spanish gen
eral's staff and officers of artillery.
There are persistent rumors in Ma
nila that Aguinaldo has been supplant
ed in control of Filipino affairs by
General Antonio Luna,-commander in
chief of the Filipino foroes. Lunn is
described aa being a typical belligerent.
Unless the testimony of several im
portant witnesses shall be impeached,
something which is very unlikely, the
beef inquiry board will be obliged to
sustain the charges of General Miles
that the soldiers were fed upon em
balmed or preserved beef, says a Wash
At Ishpeniing, Mich., 800 strikers
made a demonstration by parading the
streets. All the mines are closed.
Three men were killed by an ex
plosion at the railroad cap factory at
Braddock, Pa. The building was
William A. Phillips, son of an In
diana missionary, has been arrested for
insanity in Oakland, Cal. Ove! study
is the cause.
A Pennsylvania freight train, near
Greenburg, ran into and killed James
Dristell and John Clark, and injured
James F. El wood, of Brooklyn, fell
dead in the betting-ring at Bennings
after cashing a ticket on Tuttut, win
ner of the third race.
The president has signed a procla
mation opening to settlement May 4,
the larger portion of the Southern Ut
reservation, in Colorado.
The German plan lor settling the
Samoan question suits England. As
America is also satisfied, a joint high
commission will probably be named,
The United States transport Ingalls
arrived at Port. Antonio, Jamaica,
with General Alger on board. She re
ported all well and proceeded to Porto
The law does not prohibit the sale of
liquor in army canteens.' Attorney.
Genearl Griggs has rendered a decision
to that effect at the inquest of the sec
retary of war.
At a mass meeting of miners of tin
central district of Iowa, it was voted
to order a strike, to take effect at once.
The decision involves 2,000 miners.
Operators are firm in refusing to raise
Carter J3. . Harrison has been re
elected mayor of Chicago by a total
vote of 146,914, against 108,804 for
Zina R. Carter, the Republican candi
date, and 45,401 for John P, Altgeld,
the independent Democrat.
A committee, whose members are of
ail the nationalities in Manila, headed
by John McLeod, an Englishman, has
been organized for the puprose of in
terviewing the Filipino leaders and pe
titioning ivr release of the Spanish
prisoners, in the name of humanity. 1
New York is preparing an elaborate
reception to the cruiser Raleigh, due
The congress of universal brother
bood will convene for a seven days' see
ion at San Diego.
The San Francisco Examiner states
there is a probability of a combine
among the redwood lumbermen of this
Wheeling, W. Va.t street oars are
still tied Up by the strike. Stroet-oar
strikers at Bay City, Mich., drove off
Two cowboys at Alamo Gordo, N. M.,
held up the office of the Alamo Gordo
Lumber Company aud secured $50,000
worth of scrip.
The overflow of the Yellowstone
river caused by the gorging of the ice
is practically over. Twelve were
drowned at Glendive.
At North Enid, O. T., Postmaster
W. II. Day was cut with hatchet and
killed and the office robbed. There is
no clew to the murderer.
The Twenty-first infantry has left
Plattsbnrg for Manila. The soldiers
carried a silk flag presented by Mrs.
McKinley two years ago.
Geologists of the university of Chi
cago are planning to spend a part of
the summer in Arizona, to study the
formation of that territory and New
At Bridseton, N. J., 1,000 glass
workers struck for union wages and
recognition of the nnion. All the em
ployes of the Star glass works, at Med
ford, also struck.
Oiiental advices state that a sensa
tion has heen caused at Peking by an
edict issued by the empress dowatrer, ac
cusing Li Hung Chang and Chang
Jumel, governor of Sharig Tung, with
Hon. II. A. W. Taboi, postmaster of
Denver, and ex-United States senator,
died at his home in that city of appen
dicitis, after a three days' illness. He
was born in Orleans county, Vermont,
November 26, 1830.
Advices at Lima in regard to the
revolution in Bolivia say the situation
at Oruio, where President Alonzo has
established a base of operations, is des
perate. The tederalists, or insurgents,
are pushing their operations.
Sir Wilfrid Lauiier stated in the
house of commons, at Ottawa, that the
government had received a proposition
from the United States respecting the
delimitation of the Alaska boundary,
but he could not give the details.
A. J. Smith, of Salt Lake City, com
mitted suicide at the Millard hotel,
The Twenty-Crst regiment will
leave Flatteburg, N. Y., for San Fran
cisco, whence they will proceed to Ma
nila. The controller of the currency has
issued a oall for a report of all the na
tional banks at the close of business
Major-General Shatter ha arrived
at Washington. He will testify before
the army court of inquiry into the beef
The operators and conductors of the
Wheeling, W. Va., Railway Company
have struck for an advance in wages,
and the roud is tied up.
The London Mining & Manufactur
ing Company's property, at Ducktown,
Tex., has been sold to the Levisohn
Bros., the copper kings, for $110,000.
At the bimonthly meeting of the
Association of Steel Shafting Manufac
turers, in Pittsburg, it was decided to
make an advance in prices, averaging
5 per cent.
Public sympathy is with the em
ployes to such an extent in the street
railway strike at Bay City, Mich., that
the sheriff can secure no men to act as
Judge Field, the great American
jurist is dead at his home in Washing
ton. He had served a longer term on
the benoh than any judge ever ap
pointed. . ..
George Reid was killed, Mack Reid
probably fatally wounded, and twn
other men hurt in a pitched battle be
tween the Preacher and Reid faotions
at Brunson, S. C. .
Jack MacMillan, well known in
Europe ' and the United States as a
curler, was caught in a belt in a flour
mill at Lindsay, Ontairo, and so badly
mangled that he died. -
Jamos Elsey, the English messenger
boy who left London, April 1, for Cali
fornia, to rival the recent trip of Jag
gers, the messenger boy sent to Chica
go, has arrived at New York.
Miss Marie Burrongha, of the Stuart
Robson company, accidentally stabbed
Harold Russell, of the same company,
in the face at the Broadway theater,
Denver. Mr. Russell's injury is slight.
Topraen in the mines in the South
ern Illinois coal district have decided
to strike as the result of their employ
ers' refusal to grant a raise of 25 cents
a day. This will tie up at least 8,000
llollister McGuire, fish commission
er, and State Senator Reed, of Oregon,
were drowned in the North Umpqua
river. Their boat upset in the rapids.
W. F. Hubbard saved himself by
Gen. Stone Describes Condi
tions in the Island.'
THE SITUATION IS DESPERATE
Insurrection May Result If Measure ol
'' Itellef Are Long Delayed A Short
Coffee Crop One Cause of Distress.
New York, April 10. The Herald
imv Brigadier-General Stone will go
to Washington toiuoi row, where he will
oall the attention of the president to
the starvation ami distress in Porto
Rioo. He thinks that the desperate
state of the people may lead to insur
rection if relief is not forthcoming.
He has just returned from a journey of
10 days through the interior of the
The general was attached to the de
partment of agriculture before the
war, and during hostilities he was in
Porto Rico as a member of General
Miles' staff. This last trip was made
with a party of capitalists and railroad
men. lie was also Invited by Malor
General Henry to give advice concern
ing the construction of roads through
"People are dying of starvation all
through the interior," said General
Stone. "In the district of Agnaa
Banas there were many deaths. Tb
judge in the district of Comerio showed
me a book in which he had recorded
the names of many who died for lack
of food. General Grant reported 89
deaths from starvation in one district.
I saw hundreds of natives emaciated
and weak. When I left Porto Rico
there were 100.000 persons there who
had had neither bread nor meat for
"This state of affairs is largely due
to the short coffee crop and the ruinous
competition of Brazil. Porio Rioan
coffee is selling at from 7 to 8 cents at
seaports, and the transportation takes
nearly all of this sum. Majnr-General
Henry is issuing rations and is doing
everything in his power to alleviate
"It is difficult, however, to reach
the interior. The supplies are sent to
military posts and distributed as well
as possible. Still Major-General Henry
cannot go on in this way. His money,
derived from customs, will give out
soon. He cannot make this people an
object of charity. Ho has found work
for at least 5.000 men on the road
building. With good roads and a
mean of getting out of the interior
with fruits and vegetables, something
can be done to develop the island.
"Another element contributing to
the distress of the Porto Ricans is the
fact that the United Scales oontinues
to levy duty upon them.' They had
free trade with Spain, which is now
cutoff. Yet with all their sufferings,
the Porto Ricans speak with prida a
belonging to the United States. They
do not expect Porto Rico to become a
"Porto Rico is the home of the or
ange, yet oranges are rotting on the
trees. They are sold at 50 cents a bar.
rel. I bought them .five for a cent.
They are as good as the Indian river
"One of the objects of my visit wa
to make arrangements for the estab
lishment of an experiment Station un
der the department of agriculture. I
have found a place which I think will
be suitable for the raising of winter
WEST INDIAN COAL STATIONS.
Navy Department Wilt Place Them at
New York, April 10. A special to
the Herald from Washington saysr At
the suggestion of Rear-Admiral Brad
ford, chief of the bureau of equipment,
a comprehensive scheme has been
adopted by the navy department un
der which coaling stations will be
placed at strategio points in the West
Indies, so as to give the United States
control of the Virgin, Mona and Wind
ward passages and the approaches to
the Gulf of Mexico.
It is proposed to establish coaling
station at Culebra island, lying be
tween Porto Rico and the Virgin
islands; et Mayaguez, which lies on
the western shore of Porto Rico and
controls the Mona' passage, and at
Guantanatno on the southern side of
Cuba, or at Nipe bay on the northern
coast, either of whioh controls the
Windward passage. Coal sheds and
piers are -lready in the course of con
struction at Dry Tortugaa, which will
enable a fleet operating from that point
to prevent an enemy from entering
either through the Yucatan or Bahama
channel. . -
Official Report to Be Admitted.
Washington, "April 10. the army
heef inaoirv court "decided todav to
admit as evidence the official report j
of army officers concerning the beel.
supplied to the army during the war
with Spain, as requested by General
A raft of pinetimbprof fine quality
was sold at Lock port, Mich., to be used
in the construction of the new battle
ship Maine at the Ciampa' shipyard
NOT A MATAAFAN STRUCK.'
Germans Claim Americana la Samoa
Shoot Badly. -
San Francisco, April 12. The Ger
man Democrat, published in this city,
has received a letter from one of the
chief German officials at Samoa, which
is interesting as giving the German
views of the complications at Apia.
The correspondent writes that with
all the ihooting that has been done,
not a single Mataafan has been killed
or wounded, and that the Mutaafans
and Germans have apparently a great
contempt for the fighting ability oi
American and Biitish sailors. The
Mataafans are anxious for the allied
foroes to come out and fight in the
open, where they with their native in
BtrtimeiilfT'of' war.'will have a chance
against the modern weapons used by
The letter says that Admiral Kautz
gave no warning of the bombardment,
but that when it first commenced it
was thought a salute had been fired.
According to the correspondent, the
British oonsul, Maxse, is greatly
blamed for the tionbles, and there
seems to be an inclination among the
German to hold the British responsi
ble for the war instead of the Ameri
can. CERVERA'S SUNKEN SHIPS.
Wrecking Company Olves I'p the Job
of Raising Them.
Washington, April 12. Acting Sec
retary Allen has received a letter from
the manager of the Neptune company,
announcing that it Is not possible to
raise aud repair the vessels of Cervera't
fleet sunk near Santiago. The conclu
sion is that In the case of the Colon,
the company cannot undertake to raise
her unless the United States govern
ment will guarantee expenses in the
event of failure. The wreck is lying
in the surf line, and auve on exception
ally calm days it cannot even be ap
proached by small boats.
A to the Viscaya, the company
finds that while it is entirely feasible
to float her, she would pronably not be
worth enough to the United State gov
ernment to warrant the heavy expendi
ture. The Swedish company having thus
withdrawn, the navy department if
free to entertain any other solid pro
ject that may be advanced for raising
one or more of the Spanish ships.
FOUR WERE DROWNED.
Result of is Wrerk Between Vaneouvei
and Malcolm Islands.
"' Viotoria, B. C, April 12. George
Schuoeter is the sole survivor of a ship
wreck which occurred between Malcolm
and Vancouver islands March 17. The
sloop on which he and Tom Hackett,
of Seattle, had been selling liquor to
the Northern Indians was lost in a
storm while all on board were intoxi
cated. Those drowned included Hack
ett, an Irish logger known only by his
first name, Charlie, and two half-breed
It is supposed that it was the wreck
age of this oraft that was mistaken for
that of the yacht Thistle, the latter
craft, with her party, being safe at
RIOT AT PANA.
Clash Between White and Black Miners
Seven Were Killed.
Pana, III., April'12. In a riot which
broke oat at 10:30 A. M., on the main
street in front ol the telegraph office,
between white and black miners, in
which deputy sheriffs took part, six
men and one woman were killed.
Nine persons were wounded, several
so seriously that they will die.
The killed are: Lavier L. Roog, a
Frenchman and a union miner; Frank
Coburn, white, son of ex-Sheriff Co
burn; fonr unknown negro miners
and one negro woman.
Fatal Mining Disaster.
Austin, Tex., April 12. A mining
disaster in which 13 men lost their
lives is reported from the Sierra Mejada
mining' camp, located in the state of
Coahuila, Mexico, 50. mile south of
An explosion of fcul gas occurred in
the Veda Rica silver mine, and before
all the miners could get to the surface
the dry timber were on fire, the fierce
flame barring exit.
On the Verge of War.
Port au Prince, Hayti, April 12.
The relation between the republ:c of
Hayti and the republic of San Domin
gajtre strained, owing to disputes re
garding territories claimed by both re
publics. - Thej two governments are
concentrating .troops on the -frontiers,
and it is reported that the Dominicans
have invaded Haytian territory and oc
cupied Las Caobas. .-.-',,
Colombia' Time Is Up. "
London, April 13. The Italian gov
ernment, according to special corre
spondent from Rome, has declined to
give Colombia any further time in
which' to pay the Cerruti claim under
Mr. Cleveland's award, and has ordered
the Atlantic squadron to proceed im
mediately to Cartagena, "to bring the
Colombian to tbeir senses."
Rome, April 13. Italy has been for
mally invited to the disarmament con
ference at The Hague, and has appoint
ed as one of her delegates Marquis
Visconti Venesta, minister of foreign
affair io the late Rudini cabinet.
(MI OF Simi-fSIIZ
Most Interesting Battle of
NO AMERICANS WERE KILLED
Filipino Driven From the City With
Great Los General Lawton's Flan
Manila, April 12. General Lawton
hns captured Suuta Crua, at the ex
trenfe end of the lutfo, and driven the
rebels, who were commanded by a
Chinaman named Po Wall, into the
mountain. The American loss was
six wounded. The rebel lost 68 killed
and 40 wounded.
Santa Crua was the Filipino strong
hold in Lake Lagnna de Bay, and it
fell into the hands of General Lawton'
expedition after some sharp, quick
fighting, forming one of the most in
teresting and important battle of the
war. The plana of the American com
manders worked perfectly, with the ex
ception that the progress of the expedi
tion was delayed by the difficult navi
gation of the river.
About 1,600 picked men, commanded
by General Lawton, on account of the
illness of General King, partly sur
rounded the city while the gunboat
Luguna de Bay, Oeste and Napldan,
under the command of Captain Grant,
of the Utah battery, shelled the city
and outlying trenches.
General Lawton and his staff accom
panied the troops, sometime leading
charges in Indian-fighting tactic,
which eventually resulted in the com
plete rout of the rebels, with the
smallest amount of damage to the city
and slight loss to the Americans. -
A casco, with a force of 200 picked
sharpshooter, under Major Weisen
-herger, mostly belonging to the First
Washington regiment, was run into a
shallow about live mile south of the
city. Then a few shells were sent
towaid the entrenchments of the rebels
at the edge of the woods, sending the
enemy scampering inland. Then a
number of American jumped into the
water, and, wading for about 400 yards,
crept forward on the line, covering the
landing of the remainder, which fin
ished debarking about 5 o'olook.
Three troops of the Fourth cavalry, un
mounted, were sent ashore on a dan
gerous marshy point, direct'y south ol
the city, under fire fiom the enemj'i
trenches. Meanwhile In the town it
self there was utter silence, and there
was not a sign of life.
At sunrise the assault commenced.
The American outline south of the city
stretched two miles inland, aud with
its left sweeping the shore, it moved
north, while the Fourth cavalrymen,
on the point, advanced towaid thecity,
pouring volleys on the trenches.
Simultaneously the gunboats hover
ing along the shore shelled the wood
ahead of the troops, and drove the Fili
pinos inland. The gatlings cleared
The trenches that were not cleared
by the gunboats gave considerable re
sistance when the line was nearing the
city, and the Laguna de Bay and Oeste
bombarded for an hour in the hope of
making them too warm for occupancy,
but did not succeed in clearing them
General Lawton, with the Four
teenth infantry battalions, approached
a narrow iron bridge across a creek on
the south border of the town. Here a
company of Filipinos waa intrenched
across the stream and behind a atone
barricade at the entrance to the bridge.
The Americans rushed forward in
single file in the face of a galling fire,
demolishing the barricade with their
hands, and drove the enemy from the
trenches, killing a dozen.
The Filipino soldier in the town,
secreted in various buildings and firing
from the windows, gave the invaders
an interesting hour. There was a reg
ular nest of them in the stone jail,
which is hedged in by a wall. Tbit
was a veritable pepperpot. The Amer
icans, (ingle or in pairs, entered the
houses, and many warriors were taken
General Lawton established head
quarters at the elegant palace of tin
governor, and a guard was immediately
placed in the church, as sacred edifices
are always the first objective point ol
looters. Within an hour the town was
patrolled, and all looting rigidly pre
vented. Almost all the inhabitants had fled
during the two preceding nights, and
only a ' few Chinese shopkeeper hav
emerged from hiding and resumed bus
On the march north of town wer
found 40 dead Filipinos, some terribly
torn by shells, and many others,
wounded, to whom . the American!
offered their canteens as though they
were - comrades. A surgeon - who tra
versed the field counted 80. Jul led, and
General Lawton will report at least CS.
A Rtrategle Position.
Manila, April 12. The capture by
Lawton of Santa Cruz is of immense
stralegio importance. It in the key to
Laguna de Bay, and now cuts off Agui
naldo from the troops south of Manila.
As the wires are cut he cannot com
municate promptly except with the
troops he has with him, i