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GENERALS COMMANDING A RITI ES INVADINO CUBA.
Manila Can Hold Ont
But a Few Davs.
INSURGENTS IN THE SUBURBS
Fond fl a« Given Out uu.l the Soldier«
Taken at Present. But Its Surrender
Manila, via Hong Kong, June 20.—
Spanish power is crumbling in the
Philippine islands. General Pena and
a thousand Spanish soldiers have sur
rendered at Santa Cruz. Similar sur
renders have taken piaoe at Laguna
and at Pampanga, and in each oase
hardly anybody was killed.
It is reported that Rear-Admiral
Dewey is unable to restrain the insur
gents, but their conduct is satisfac
tory. There is no necessity for inter
ference, as no excesses whatever have
The insurgents propose.] to form a
republic under Anglo-American tutel
age, and threatened to visit with se
vere penalties the insurgents who have
become turncoats, especially Paterno, a
prominent native protege of the Span
There was desultory tiring today in
every quarter on the outskirts of the
town, with no material result, although
there were several artillery attacks and
Spanish Hopes Are Rained.
one explosion, which killed six Span
iards and «founded many others.
Madrid, June 30.—There are a num
The ammunition of the Spaniards is ber of rumors in circulation as to the
HOW SAMPSON BATTERED THE ANCIENT FORTS OF SAN JUAN.
Camp McCalla, Guantanamo Ba.',
via Kingston, June 18.—The brick
fort and earthworks at Caimanera, at
the end of the railroad leading to the
city of Guantanamo, were demolished
today by a terrific bombardment con
ducted by the Texas, Marblehead and
Suwanee. The warships opened fire
at 2 P. M. and the bombardment lasted
an hour and a half.
The Texas steamed slowly up the
channel leading to the fortifications,
followed closely by the Marlbehrád.
The Marblebead stood off to the west
side of the bay and opened with her
five-inch guns, knocking down part of
tlie wall. The Texas then threw in
some 12-inch shells, tearing down the
WERE SWEET TO THEIR DOOM
tore, about 50 feet long, and notices
had been posted warning the public
that it was dangerous.
Despite the efforts of the police,
Water Submerged a Stage Which Was
Crowded —11 undreds of People Im some 200, mostly working people on a
mersed—Thirty-Four Bodies Have holiday, invaded the staging, which
commanded a good view of tlie lannch-
I ing. Two great waves completely de
London, June 23.—During the molished it, and on receding, carried
launching of the British first-class i most of its occupants into deep water.
The water was alive with struggling
battle-ship Albion, at Blackwell, to-
day, by the Duchess of York, at which I people and floating debris. It was a
scene of terrible confusion.
ceremony the United States ambassa shrieks of the unfortunate people, min
dor, Colonel John Hay, and Mrs. Hay, gled with the cheers of enthusiasm
and Lieutenant-Commander Wells, [over the launching.
United States naval attache, assisted, j there was plenty of help near in tlie
the displacement of water caused an j shape of police boats and other craft.
immense mass of water to rise on all The shipbuilders, with drags, and the
firemen, who participated, were all
sides, completely submerging one of prompt in affording succor. A num
the lower stages of the yard, and im ber of nurses who had come to witness
mersing hundreds of people. It is es the launching were atnopg those en
Some of tílese and many
timated that 50 persons were drowned. gulfed.
The Duchess of York, Colonel and others were revived by artificial respi-
injured by collid-
Mrs. Hay and the remainder of the dis ration. Some were
ing with the debris. About 60 of the
tinguished guests, did not see tlie ac spectators were injured and had to re
cident, which occurred at the moment ceive surgical treatment.
when three cheers were given for the
Many plucky rescues of drowning
successful launching, and the cries and persons were made by onlookers.
Heartrending scenes were witnessed
screams of the victims were drowned
when the bodies of children and other
by the hurrahs.
Tbe bodies of five men, 18 women relatives of those who escaped the dis
aster were recovered and brought to
and 11 children have been recovered.
Tlie Duke and Duchess of York have land.
The Albion is a first-class steel bat
telegraphed assurances of their pro
tle-ship, of 12,950 tons, 390 feet long,
found regret and sympathy.
Thousands who witnessed
the 74 feet broad, and draws 25 feet 5
launching left the scene ignorant of the , inches of water. She is to have 13,-
500 indicated horsepower, lias two pro
The staging that was destroyed had ' pellers and cost about #4,000,000.
been erected for workmen near the' A municipal council in France has
stern of a Japanese cruiser in course of | ordered its proceedings to be reported
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Madrid 1» Depressed.
London, June 20.—A Madrid dis-
' patch to the Daily Mail says: Senor
Sagasta, replying in the cortes to a
question as to whether Manila bad
fallen, replied in the negative, but
' adder! that the situation there was of
the gravest character.
The dispatches from Madrid agree
that this statement, together with tbe
report that the rebels are attacking th«
| city, have caused intense depression.
Liverpool, June 20. — Steamers which
have arrived here from Sierra Leone
report that 1,000 people were killed in
the recent uprising in that district.
One Hundred and twenty inhabitants
of Freetown, most of them traders, are
known to iiave been massacred, and
other oolonists were carried into the
bush by the “war boys” and undoubt
edly met a worse fate.
dered friendly natives were killed. Be
sides the white missionaries, six col
ored missionaries of the United Breth
ren in Christ were murdered at Manoh-
barrgrn. The English missionaries are
at the metoy of the “war boys,” but
have not been molested.
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wall of the fort and throwing bricks
and mortar 80 feet in the air.
After badly damaging the fort, the
Marblehead shelled tbe earthworks and
barracks at the west end of the harbor.
She knocked them into the air, and
when the Spaniards fled from the fort,
they were shelled by the St. Paul and
driven into the bushes. The Sj4in-
iards fired only five shots, which did
no damage. After the ships stood out
into tho harbor, the Spaniards in the
hushes onened fire on the Marblehead’s
launch, which replied vigorously. The
Suwanee then turned back and shell«.d
tlie bushes, driving the Spaniards in
The Marblehead’s little steam launch
cleared out a detachment of Spanish
bushwhackers this evening and escaped
after a hot engagement of a quarter ol
an hour without the loss of a man.
The launch had been dragging the har
bor near tlie forts for mines and had
foumi one and was towing it back to
the Marblehead when the enemy, con
cealed in the bushes on the shore,
opened a hot fire on the five men in the
The launch headed toward
shore and begun banging away, but the
bow gun finally kicked overboard, car
rying tiie gunner with it In the mean
time, the enemy was firing wildly.
The marine was promptly rescued. It
is believed that several Spaniards were
Guantanamo, via Kingston, June 18.
—However unpleasant the experience,
the landing of a small detachment of
marines, mostly raw men, in the ene
my’s country, has taught some lessons
to the officers and men here, and possi
bly also to the authorities at Washing
ton. It Jias shown the Spaniards to be
during bush fighters, and it has prove«!
that every American camp must bo
compactly built and as well protected
to resist night attacks as though in tho
Apache country. It has developeil sev
I—I eral small defeots in the navy guns
under servioe conditions, and it has
shown that given a free rein with re
I—I peating rifles 500 nervous troops can
waste 10,000 rounds of ammunition,
killing shadows, in a single night, and
not think even then they havo done
Though the 16 Spaniards found by
Lieutenant Neville's men wore regular
uniforms, most of those men in the
daylight attacks wore scarcely anything
except big plantain leaves bound around
their foreheads in lieu of hats.
acte«l us an effective disguise in the
Others, stripped to a pair of
dirt-colored trousers, tie«] branches
around their waists, reaching shoulder
high, and moving very cautiously, they
could even cross open ground without
being detected, though some of them
were caught at the game.
Another trick was to make a moving
9cr«M*n of two or three big palm leaves,
almost impossible to detect where
stunted palm everywhere rises out of
The Cubans were most useful in
pointing out these tricks. There ato
60 of these men now in camp, mostly
negroes, with Cuban officers. They
are hawkeyed woodsmen, breaking
ev«»n with the Spaniards in every de
vice of bushcraft. The American ma
rines at first were inclined to discount
this, but this morning they spoke en
thusiastically of their auxiliaries for
their daring. At night, in skirmish
time, the marines say tbe Cuban aux
iliaries go through the bush like rab
bits. Their chief fault, however, is
their reckless handling of the new
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Violating Neutrality Laws.
New York, June 18.—A Herald
patch from Gibraltar says: The Span J
ish eteamei San Augustin, of the
Trans-Atlantic line, has arrived in bal
last from Cadiz. She is taking coal,
presumably for Cadiz and the Camara 1
squadron. The American conaul has
lodged a protest.
The Vl.caya Strack.
Madrid, June !8.—Admiral Oervera
wires that he has provisions enough for
tlie fleet until autumn. He shya:
“A ahell from an American warahip,
falling from a great elevation, struck
tbe Vizcaya, wnioh. owing to her ex
cellent armor, was not damaged.”
General Blafioo cables from Havana
that tbe batteries there fired upon the
United States cruiser Montgomery,
which left tbe line of blockade.
Eleven vessels are now blockading tbe
i port of Havana.
@12 per ton; natives, #8 @10; Califor
nia jiotatoes, #1.50@2 per 100 pounds.
Beets, per eack, fl.25; turnips, #1.25;
carrots, #1 .25; hothouse lettuce, 45c;
Fruits—California lemons, fancy,
#3; choice, #firstname.lastname@example.org; seeding oranges,
$email@example.com&; California navels, fancy,
#firstname.lastname@example.org; choice, #email@example.com; ban
anas, shipping, $firstname.lastname@example.org per bunch;
strawberries, 60c@#1.00 per crate.
brick, 18o; ranch, 7@12o; dairy, 12]j
@ 15a; Iowa, fancy creamery, 18c.
Cheese—Native Washington, 11®
12c; Eastern cheese, 12@12>gO.
Meats—Choice dress«»«! beef steers,
primo, 7)^c; cows, prime, 7c; mut
ton, 7J<c; pork, 7)^o; veal, 8c.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per [>ound,
14c; dressed, 16o; spring chickens,
Frosh Fish—Halibut, 8@4o; steel
heads, 7@8o; salmon tront, 9@10c;
flounders and sole, 3@4c; herring, 4c.
Oysters—Olympia oysters, per sack,
#33.50; per gallon, solid, #1.80.
Wheat—#26; fee«l wheat, #38.
Oats—Choioe, per ton, #26.
Corn—Whole, #25; cracked, #25;
feed meal, #25.
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton,
#25; whole, #24.
Flour—Patent, #4.50, bbl; straights,
#4.25; California brands, #5.75; buck
wheat Sour, #6.50; graham, per bbl,
#4. 25; wiiole wheat Hour, #4 .50; rye
Milletnffs—Bran, per ton, #15;
shorts, per ton, #18.
Feed—Chopped feed, #21 @22 j<er
ton; middlings, per ton, #18@19; oil
cake meal, per ton, #35.
Hay—Puget Sound mixed, #10@13;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Sultan'« Hl.tar Abducted.
June 22. — Colonel
London, June 23.—A band of bri
Young, of the Second regiment en
gineers, left for San Francisco today, to gands, according to a dispatch from
organize the third battalion of his reg Constantinople, has abducted a sister
The princess was
iment, Which was the engineering con <>f the sultan.
tingent of the Philippine expedition. seized while she was walking at Kis-
The other two battalions, which are , iletoprakk. a few miles from Constan
recruiting in the Middle West, will be tinople, where she resided.
assembled at Fort Sheridan before the
Madrid, Jone 22.—It is believed that
end of this week by Major Richard | Angustir.i will ask foreign warships to
Henry Savage, the novelist and former land detachments to occupy Manila, on
army engineer, and Major Pinckard, of the ground that be is unable to resist
I the insurgents.
The Leiter wheat deal, so-called,
which was certainly one of tlie most
remarkable business enterprises of
maxlern times, has come to an end.
i Liquidation is now the order of the
«lay, and many millions of money
which were nt one time profits on one
side of the ledger have been wip«id out
by losses on tlie other side of that same
It is tbe old story over again of Pro-
[ methens challenging the gods. The
1 forces of nature are too strong for any
man. and work and contrive as he
may, lie cannot maintain himself
igainst that eternal decree that seed
, time and harvest shall not fail.
The outlook in 1897 for tbe pur-
[ shase of wheat justified all that Mr.
Leiter did. There were short crops
everywhere abroad, and tbe United
j States alone possessed tbe grain the
j whole world needed and must have.
As the year advanced and it became
1 more and more apparent that the short
age was certain, the big deal began to
look more and more promising, and
after the December deliveries were pro
vided for it seem«<d easy enough sailing
for the young merchant.
Mr. Armour, who is no mean judge
of such undertakings, and who has
fought many a great commercial battle
on the board of trade, in speaking of
this splendid deal, said: “The pluck
and wisdom manifested by him in the
remarkable deal which he ail but suc-
cesfully consummated, challenged the
admiration of men everywhere. I
fully expected that he would carry the
deal through safely, as there was merit
in his position.”
This is testimony from one who had
felt the prowess of the youthful com
mercial athlete, and who, in a meas
ure, bad been put to his trumps to
meet that antagonist on his own ground,
and it is therefore all the more trust
worthy as evidence that Mr. Leiter had
a strong jiosition to begin with.
But time and tide wait for no man,
and ever-teeming mother earth gladly
responds to the husbandman’s toil.
Unprecedented prices were responded
to by an unprecedented crop, and
bountiful nature offereil to pour into
Mr. Leiter's lap a much greater pro
duct than he cared to possess. Hu
wisely closed the bine.
(Reported by Downing, Hopkins Co., Inc.,
Board of Trade Brokers, 711 to 714 Chamber of
J Commerce building, Portland, Oregon.]
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Admiral Dewey's Advice».
Washington, June 20.—The navy
department has received the following
from Admiral Dewey:
“Cavite, June 15, via Hong Kong.—
There is little change in the situation
since my telegram on June 8. The in
surgents continue hostilities and iiave
practically surrounded Manila. They
have taken 2,500 Spanish prisoners,
whom they treat most humanely.
They do not intend to take the city at
the present time. Twelve merchant
vessels are anchored in the bay, with
refugees, under guard of neutral men-
of-war; this with my' permission. The
health of the squadron continues excel
lent. The German commander-in-chief
arrived todav. Three German, two
British, one French and one Japanese
men-of-war are now in port. Another
German man-of-war is expected
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Ran the Blockade.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 20.—A dis
patch from Manzanillo, province of
Santiago de Cuba, reoeived here today,
announced the artival there of the
steamer Purisima Concepcion, which
■ailed from Kingston about 1 o'clock
Thursday morning with food supplies
for the Spaniards, and carrying, it is
Mid. <100,000 in gold.
iestination of Admiral Camara’s fleet,
one that the warships are heading foi
Boston with the intention of bombard
ing New England towns, and another
that the fleet is going to the Philip
There is a feeling of great optimism
in official circles here and in tbe lob
bies of the oortes, owing to the depar
ture of Camara’s fleet. It is said it
oonsists of over 20 ships, including aux
iliary cruisers, and it is added that it
has an enormous quantity of war ma
terial on troard, including a mysterious
new explosive. It is also whispered
that the squadron, when at sea, is to
be divided and procoed to different
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utterly untrustworthy, beoause it is
old, rotten and has never been tested.
The Spaniards are impotent with
rage, bewilderment and despair. The
cafes tonight are crowded with officers
with their hands in their pockets, gap
ing vacantly, while an intermittent
fusilade is audible in all directions.
Carloads of food have been stored in
side the walled citadel, with the inten
sion of standing a siege and defying
the American warships. But the idea
is ridiculously preposterous, for the
citadel, so-called, is totally untenable
against the fire of a modern fleet of
There was a concerted attack last
evening in every direction. The Span
iards were informed of the insurgents'
intention to capture two magazines
outside the fortifications. Therefore,
they concentrated their forces for a sn-
prems effort in their defense, and bom
barded the jungle all night long. In
the meantime the insurgents captured
Malabon and Calloocan, in the northern
suburbs. The Spaniards were thus out
witted, outgeneraled and harassed to
During the previous night, owing to
a misunderstanding, a equad of Span
ish artillerymen stampeded from
Malate into Manila, causing immense
consternation, it being believed that
the insurgents were storming the city.
A Spanish officer commanding an
outpost at San Juan left hie men in
charge of a sergeant, came to town and
was found helplessly drunk. It is re
ported that he was sentenced to death.
A 6-inch gun at Malate, while being
fired into the woods over the Spaniards'
beads, struck a tree and killed several
There is a story current here this
evening to the effect that the captain
and officers of the German warship
Irene went to a picnic on horseback to
the further outposts of San Juan, ac
companied by the highest Spanish
officers of the staff. They had a cham
pagne lunch, and the captain of the
Irene is said to have made a speech,
during which he declared the Ameri
cans “will never annex the Phillippine
islands while William remains em
peror.” The Germane, it is further
«aid, with their Spanish hosts, might
have been killed by the insurgents,
who had the read to San Juan strongly
ambushed, but it is further asserted
the insurgents had orders to avoid giv
ing a pretext for German intervention.
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From a photograph taken after the bombardment. This sliou-s much of tire
damage done by the shells of the American fleet. Old Castle Mqrro Was the
greatest sufferer, 6o far us visible effects are concerned, bat many aS the mare
modern fortifications were hammered with equal effect.
GEN. WM. R. SIIAFTER.
GEN. JOHN J. COPPINGER.
Sharp Engagement at Caiinaiiera-Span
iard« Were Driven Out.
Spanish Reserve Fleet I.eHVM Cad in for
Washington, June 20.—The state
department has received tire following
disfMitch from its agent at Gibraltar:
“The Carlos V. Pelayo, Rapido, Pa
triot, Andas, Ossda, Prueperina, Gir-
alda. Prelejo Colon (with the minister
of marine on board), Alfonzo Doco,
Canondong, Atnonio Lopez, Isla Panos,
Buenos Ayres und San Francisco, left
Cadiz yesterday. The first 11 passed
the rock bound for Carthagena for or
ders; the last three bad troops on
This is Admiral Camara’s
Cadiz squadron and a;.pears to be in
the Mediterranean, bound for African
The army officials were satisfied, on
learning today that the Cadiz fleet bad
sailed, that the ships would go to
Porto Rico rather than to Cuba, if they
crossed to this side. It was pointed
out that this move would be the natur
al strategic one for the Spanish com
mander to taBe, as there was still
pometliing left for them to save in Porto
The naval view is not similar to that
taken by the army officers. The former
do not attach as much importance to
the fleet as the latter, and few officers
can be found to believe that the ships
will ever venture far from the Spanish
coast, much less attempt to cross the
Atlantic or go to the Philippines. The
list of vessels in this fleet is rather
formidable in sound, but as a matter
of fact it includes not more than two
up-to-date war vessels, excepting the
small torpedo gunboats. It ¡«certainly
the opinion of naval officers here that
if Dewey had the Monterey with him
he would have no trouble in repulsing
the whole Spanish force, while the
Cadiz fleet could not afford pastime tor
Sampson's steel bulldogs.
Wheat—Walla Walla, 00c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 63c per bushel.
Flour—Best grades, #4.00; graham,
#3.50; superfine, #2.25 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 42c; choice
gray, 88 @ 89c per bushel.
Barley—Feed barley, #22; brewing,
#24 per ton.
Miiletnffs—Bran, #16 per ton; mid
dlings, #22; shorts, #16.
Hay—Timothy, #11 @12; clover. #10
@11; Oregon wiki bay, #9@10 per ton.
Eggs—Oregon, 12ty@14c |>er dozen.
Butter—Fancy creamery, 32 % @ 35c;
fair to good, 25 @ 80c; dairy, 25@30c
Cheese—Oregon full cream, 12o;
Young America, 12 ^0.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, #3.50 per
dozen; bens, #4.00; springs, #2.00@4;
geese, #email@example.com; ducks, young. #4@
0.00 per dozen; turkeys. live, 11 @ 12c
Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 25@ 35c
per sack; sweets, #1.75@2 per cental.
Onions—California red, #1,25 per
Hops—5@12)»o per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 4@6c.
Wool—Valley, 14@15c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8@12c; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, beet sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton, 6]>c;
spring lambs, 10c ;>er lb.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, #4.25;
light and feeders. #8.OO@4.OO; dreesol,
#5.50 @6.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef—Grom, top steers, #4.00;
cows, #2.50 @3.50;
5@7c per pound.
5c; small, 6c pe»