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Euglund and R uh si a Prepare for Trouble
— British Navy on the Alert.
Americans Have Eastern
Part of Porto Rico.
LIGHTHOUSES ARE RELIGHTED
Marine« Landed Without Resistance at
Cape San Juan—Troopship» A re Scat
tered— Troops Met by u Deputation
of Citizen» at Cape San Juan.
San Juan, Porto Rico, via D. W. I.,.
Aug 8.—The Americans have taken
j-eaceftil possession of the eastern por
tion of the island.
Small parties of marines have been
landed, who have lighted the lamps in I
the lighthouses at Cape San Juan and
other lighthouses along the coast. I
They met with no resistance. Indeed, |
at Cape San Juan deputations of oiti- I
zens came out to meet them.
The warships now in this vicinity I
are the Mongomery, Annapolis, New I
Orleans, Puritan and Amphitrite. The
two former are looking for the troop
transports which left the United States,
and have scattered all about the island.
The Annapolis rounded up the Whit
ney, Florida and Raleigh yesterday,
and they are at Cape San Juan.
There seems to have been a serious
mistake as to the rendezvous, for no I
two ships got to the same place, and it I
will take several days to locate them '
and get them to Ponce, Where General
Mile« is awaiting them.
Off San Juan the erniser New Or
leans alone maintains the blockade.
The city is grim and silent, but back
cf her hollow walls there will be plen
ty of determination and fight when
the Americans open fire.
Captain-General Macias has issued
a proclamation, in the course of which
“Spain has not sued for peace, and I
can drive off the American boats now,
as I did Sampson’s attempt before.”
I A daughter of the captain-geneial is
helping to drill the gunners in the
Altogether there are 9,500
Spanish regulars in the city.
Tbe troops of the enemy who are
retreating from Ponce and the other
towns on the south coast occupied by
the Americans have not yet arrived.
American« Assisted by Insurgents,
v Madrid, Aug. 8.—An official dis
patch from Porto Rico says: “Ameri
can cavalry, assisted by the insurgents,
have charge at Fuenata and Cabejas,
the lighthouse station at San Juan.”
Progress of Miles’ Army.
Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 8.—Major-
General Miles is proceeding entirely
without regard to peace negotiations.
Krag-Jorgensens are being issued. The
second and Third Wisconsin are mov
ing up to the Sixteenth Pennsylvania
Colonel Hulings has captured 5,000
sacks of rice. Thus far the enemy has
not molested him.
Major-General Brooke’s landing at
Arroyo was successful.
from the Roumanian, four batteries
of the Twenty-seventh Indiana, the
First Missouri, the First Pennsylvania
and the Fifth Illinois, are disembark
ing there. The Morgan troop oi the
Fifth cavalry and the Mississippi ccm-
«nissaries have arrived here.
Morales Ila« 7000 Men, and
ported by Wealth.
San Francisco, Aug. 8.—The follow
ing message regarding the revolution
in Guatemala has t-een received in thia
city from a friend and supporter of
General Morales, now at Tampa-
“Prospero Morales is at San Marcus,
Quesealtengo favors the revolution.
We are on the wav to Ocos.
Morales is said to have 5,000 Rem
ington rifles and 700 men. Details of
the revolt are hard to oDtain, as tele
graphic communication is interrupted.
Morales is represented to have little
means of his own, but he is supported
by men of wealth in the liberal party.
There is believed to be an understand
ing between Jose Leon Castilla and Mor
ales, both of whom are candidates for
the presidenoy, that the one who has
the strongest following will receive
the other’s support. What they are
bent on is the defeat of Cabrera.
Hint at O.hko.h.
Oshkosh. Wit., Aug. 7.—Rioting has
been resumed by the striking wood
workers here, on account of the sash-
and-door men trying to run the plants
with non-union labor. At 8 o’clock
this morning the strikers congregated
and clubbed and stoned the workmen
who were trying to reach Morgan’s
mill. Thirty policemen were dis
patched to reinforce the small squad
on duty there, but when the police ar
rived the crowd set on them with sticks
and stones in a rough manner. The
police used their clubs freely and the
street was finally cleared at the ex-
g^Qse of many broken heads and •
score of arrests.
Knauls Trying to Secure a Port.
8.—Replying to •
question in the house of commons, the
parliamentary secretary for the foreign
office, Mr. Curxon, said her majesty’s
government had beard that a great pow
er was endeavoring to obtain a port on
the Peisian gulf. Two-thirds of the
trade of the gulf was British. Mr.
Curaon added, wherefore the govern
ment was especially interested in I the
matter. The power mentioned, it il
said, beyond doubt, is Russia
Steamer Wanderer Made Three Success
Key Wast, F1J., Aug. 8—The steam
ship Wanderer returned here today,
after effecting a successful landing of
arms and ammunition at three differ
ent points on the Cuban coast. She
left here early in July with about 40
Cubans and 11 members of trie Third
United States cavalry, to protect the
landing of atom 2,000 rifles and car
bines, with nearly 1,000,000 cartridges.
July 23 she attempted to discharge
her cargo at Babia Honda, province of
Pinar del Rio, but was fought off by a
force of 700 Spanish, who peppered the
ship’s hull with Mauser bullets, killed
three Cuban scouts, who were waiting
to receive the expedition and wounded
six of the Wanderer’s crew. The
steamer then came back to Key West,
left three injured men in the hospital
here, and started on her second attempt.
This time she went to a point about
six miles east of Bahia Honda where
she met a small party of insurgents i
from Colonel Zarillo’s forces, but no
Spanish. About one-third of her cargo
was discharged here, and 25 Cubans
were put ashore.
The Wanderer then headed for the
mouth of the Manati river, provinoe of
Puerto Principe, where, on the night
of July 30, she landed without difficul
ty about the same quantity of arms
FOR SAN JUAN.
and ammunition and seven Cubans.
From there she went to Puerto Pa
Mlles' Army Begins Its Ad vane«— All
dre, in the same province, where the
Columns Move North.
remainder of her cargo and men dis
Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 9.—A gen embarked.
All three landings were
eral advance of the American force made without the necessity for tiring a
began this morning. The remainder of shot.
General Ernst’s brigade, consisting of
the advance center, constitued by two COALING STATION IN SAMOA
batteries, moved out at 8 o’clock, and
a part of the Eleventh infantry, of Gen Work of Improving Pango Pango Har
bor Will Begin at Once.
eral Henry’s division, started to the
Chicago, Aug. 8.—A special to the
left, toward Adjuntas.
Troop A, of New York, the Phila Record from Washington says: The
delphia city troop, and troop H, of the president has decided to make practical
Sixth regulars, are conveying General use of American rights at Pango Pango
Brooke’s transportation column along harbor, Samoa, and the establishment
the coast through Salinas tojArroyo. of a fully equipped coaling station there
Wire communication with General will be undertaken at once. With this
Brooke on the right lias not yet been view Civil Engineer Frank P. Cham
bers, now on duty at the New York
Colonel Tice, of General Miles' staff, navy yard, hae been ordered to Wash
will probably be assigned to the com ington for consultation with the au
thorities prior to departing next week
mand of the Sixth Massachusetts.
with official instructions and full power
Ponce, Porto Rico. Aug. 9.—Gen to carry out the important project.
Pango Pango is the only harbor of
eral Wilson has moved the headquart
ers of his division from Ponce, to any value in the Samoan group, and
General Schwan, with the Eleventh scarcely less strategic importance in
regiment infantry and two batteries, the Pacific ocean than Pearl harbor,
moved today through Yauco, toward Hawaii.
The decision to utilize the conces
General Brooke is moving north from sion secured by Admiral Meade, 25
years ago giving the United States per
Guayama with 10,000 men.
manent ownership of the harbor, indi
Seized a Ciufem-Honue.
cates sufficiently the administration's
Madrid, Aug. 9.—An official dis- appreciation of the vastly extended
patch from Porto Rico says the Ameri sphere of American interests in the Pa
cans yesterday seized the custom-house cific. It is the inauguration of a great
in the village of Fajardo, which place naval and commercial policy in that
was without a garrison.
direction, due in great measure to the
An American column, the dispatch responsibilities incurred in Asiatic wa
also says, supported by artillery, ad ters.
vanced on Guayama. The Spaniards
made a brave defense, but were forced
THE AMERICAN BOY.
to withdraw to Alturas. Seventeen of
Idea of a School Children’s Battleship
the Spanish were killed.
London, Aug. 9. — That extreme dip
lomatic tension exists between St. Pet
ersburg and London is generally admit
ted today, though officials deprecate
the alarmist«’ reports which were cur
rent yesterday. It is hoped that the
firmer stand adopted by the Marquis
of Salisbury during the last few days,
which seems to already created some
misgiving at Petersburg, will have the
desired affect in arresting Russian ag
gressiveness. As evidence of the fact
that Great Britain appreciates the
gravity of the situation, the press
learns that the admiralty is preparing
for all emergencies, and that it will
soon be ready to mobilize.
Every offloer and man on furlough
or half pay has been assigned to a ship
and instructed to be in readiness to join
at the earliest moment. Therefore,
practically every ship in the British
navy at the present moment has a full
war complement ready to go to sea
when the time arrives. According to
Paris advices Admiral Bedelliere, com
manding the French China squadron,'
has cabled a demand for reinforcements,
and a large credit to be applied to erect
ing fortifications. There is suspicion
here that the action of the French ad
miral means sup]>ort of Russian designs.
On« Spanish SHoop Sunk, Another One
Key West, Fla., Ang. 9.—The tug
Hudson, which has been with the Un-
cas on the north coast of blockade,
sank a little Spanieh sloop a few nights
ago and captured another one off Car
denas yesterday. The Spanish sloop
was the Christina and was loaded with
fish, a quantity of which was served up
for breakfast to the Hudson’s men, who
had been out a month and had little
left in the way of provisions. Three
Spaniards who '.were on the Christina
put off in their tender when they saw
the Hudson approaching and gained a
key just off shore.
The converted yacht Oneida also
came from the blockade today. She
reports that Friday a body of Spanieh
infantry fired about 30 rifle shots at her
from a point on the beach several miles
west of Morro castle. The gunboat did
not return th fire.
Third and Fifth Regiment* Arrive at
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 9.—The Third
and Fifth regiments of United States
volunteers arrived here today and are
in camp awaiting transports to take
them to Santiago. The Third regiment
arrived this morning from Macon, and
the Fifth toDigbt from Columbus, Miss.
The transport Rio Grande arrived to
night and is loading the baggage of the
Fifth regiment, two battalions of which
will go on board tomorrow and will
sail at noon.
The Leona is expected in the morn
ing. The Minnewaska is delayed
through an accident to her machinery
and is not expected before Tuesday. I
She will carry the Third regiment, com
manded by Colonel Patrick Ray.
All of (the officers and men are anx
ious to get away. There is no lack of
enthusiasm among them, and the ap
peals that have been made to the war
department to save them from Santi
ago, the men oi both regiments say,
are without authority and misre
present them by discrediting their
Went Through a Bridge.
Utica, N. Y., Aug. ».—Tonight
two cars on the Belt line trolley road
went through Bradlev’s bridge near
Whitesboro, and 17 passengers were
precipitated in the Erie canal. Mise
Mary Brady, of this city, was the only
person killed. Several were injured.
London, Aug. ».—The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Daily Mail says:
Russia is now practically in possession
of the New Cbwang, and “tbe open
doot’’ in North China is already shut.
Forward Movement Await* the Arrival
Siiafter’s Troops Will Be
Returned at Once.
TRANSPORTS ARE ON HAND
Further Stay in Cub. Would Mean Lo*i
of the Army—Men Weakened by Ha
la ria Will Be Ready Frey for an
Epidemic of Yellow Fever-.
Washington, Aug. ft,—The president
this afternoon had a conference with
Secretary Alger, Secretary}’ Long and
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Allen,
at which action was taken for the
prompt transportation of General Shaf
ter’s army from Cuba to Montauk
point, Long Island.
It was decided
that there were sufficient vessels off
the Cuban coast for the purpose. The
dispatch of troops home accordingly
will begin at once.
Colonel Theodore Rooevelt, of the
rough riders, succeeded in burring the
movements of the war department,
though in his disregard of the conven
tionalities lie has drawn upon his head
a rather sharp rebuke from the secre
tary of war, who evidently regards the
couree pursued by Colonel Roosevelt as
being calculated to injure discipline,
though inspired by the most worthy
motives. It is or.ly fair to state that
the war department for «ome time has
been intent upon removing these troops,
and more than a week ago General
Shafter was instruerted to cheer up the
soldiers by publicly informing them of
the determination. It was rather a
question of ways ami means than a
lack of intention to redeem this prom
ise, that caused the delay.
As far as the question of removing
the the troops back into the mountains
was concerned (tbe question which
eeems to have precipitated the indigna
tion meeting among the American com
manders at Santiago), it is learned that
the medical department made no such
recommendation. All that it bad to
eav on this subject was that, if the
troops must be near Santiago, an effort
should bj mad§ to remove them at once
to some healthier camping ground.
Surgeon-Geneari Sternberg agrees
thoroughly with the opinion expressed
by the signers of the “round robin” at
Santiago, that men who have suffered
from tbe severe malarial fevers of tbe
eouth coast of Cuba, so far from being
immune against attacks of yellow fever,
as has been asserted in some quarters,
are actually in very mnch greater
danger than titose who have ejeapog
the malaria. It is, boa eVer, the ex
pectation that all of the American
troops wlil have been removed from
Santiago to the United States by tbe
end of this month, and that is probably
Interest* the President.
the very best that can be done under
Washington, Aug. 8. — W. Rankin the circumstances.
good and Harry Price, of Cincin
nati, two young men who originated
the idea of starting a fund among school
children for the putpose of raising Destruction of Shafter’» Army at San
money to build a battle-ship to be call
ed The American Boy, are in the city,
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 6.—As an
forwarding their plans. They have had explanation of the situation at Santiago
an interview with President McKinley, the following letter was handed to a
who gave to them the following letter,
press correspondent for publication:
indorsing their idea:
“To Major-General Shafter—Sir: In
"Mr. W. Rankingood. Cincinnati, O.
—My Dear Sir: The circular which the meeting of the general and medical
you have presented to me, outlining officers called by you at the palace this
your plan for raising a fund with which morning we were all, as you know,
to build and p e-ent to the government unanimous as to what should be done
a battleship lias greatly inteiested me. with the army. To keep us here, in
Love of country and devotion were the opinion of every officer command
never more conspicuous in America ing a division of brigade, will simply
than they are today, and I am sure our involve the destruction of thousands.
boys and girls will deem it a privilege There is no possible reason for not
to be numbered among the contributors shipping practially the entire command
to this patriotic undertaking.
Very North at once. Y’ellow fever cases are
very few in the cavalry division. But
mi this division there have been 1,500
' ’WILLIAM M’KINLEY.”
cases of malarial fever.
Not a man
Moonshiners in New York.
has died from it, but the whole com-
New York, Aug. 8.—For over two mand is eo weakened and shattered as
months, Colonel Williams, the chief to be ripe for dying like rotten sheep.
internal revenue agent oi this district, When a real yellow fever epidemio
has had agents watching a vinegar fac strikes us, and it is bound to do so if
tory in Broklyn and a yeast manufac I we stay here at the height of the sick
tory in New York, for the purpose of ness season, August and the beginning
securing evidence of the manufacture of September, it will, in all human
of illict whisky. This work resulted probability, mean an appalling dis
early today in the arrest of three men, aster, for the surgeons here estimate
the seizure of 27 bairels of whisky and that over half the army, if we are here
the closing up of the yeast manufac during the sickly season, will die. The
tory. The whisky was made at the sick list is large, though its exceeding
Brooklyn malt vinegar works. It has 4,000 affords but a fair index of the
been the custom to ship the whisky to debilitation of the army, Not 10 per
New York on two-horse trucks, 20 to oent of the men are fit for active work.
“The fever immune regiments
25 barrels at a time, and usually two
loads were delivered every day. The ordered here are sufficient to garrison
other alleged illicit concern is known the city and surrounding towns, and
there is aboslntely nothing tor oe to
as the Manhattan Yeast Company.
do here, and there has not been since
Cervera at Norfolk.
the city surrendered.
I write only
Norfolk, Aug. 8.—Admiral Cervera because I cannot see our men go to de
arrived here this morning, having been struction without striving so far as lies
granted a leave of absence to visit Cap within me to avert a doom as fearful
tain Conache and the Spanish sick at as it is unnecessary and undeserved.
the naval hospital. The Spanish ad
miral was received by a guard of honor “Colonel Commanding First Brigade.'*
and conducted to Captain Conache's
After Colonel Roosevelt tad taken
room. The admiral took lunch with the initiative, ail the general officers
Medical Director Cleborne. He will united in a “round robin” address to
remain here eeveral days.
Washington, Aug. 8.—In accordance
with a decision rendered by the attot-
oey-general, there will be no change
in the law and regulations affecting
tariff, immigiation and tonnage tax be
tween Hawaii and the United States
until further legislation by ¡congress.
Speaking of the Hawaiian annexation
resolutions, the attorney-general says
that it is replete with indication that,
temporarily, the relations of the two
countries are to oontinue practically un
Strack Near tba Heart.
'Corvallis, Or., Aug. ft.—Charles Ry
der, an employe at the Corvallis saw
mill, was accidentally killed this after
noon. He was running the gang edger,
when a small piece of slab wood was
caught in the saw and hurled with
such force as to lift the covering from
the machinery and strike him near the
heart. He breathed a few moments
after he was struck, but nsvar spoke.
He was unmarried. He was 82 years
[Reported by Downing, Hopkins Ji Co., Inc.
Board of Trade Brokers, 711 to 714 Chamber
Commerce building, Portland, Oregon.]
Ponce. Porto Rico, Ang. 8.—So far
is known no forward movement will be
Wheat is being held ba -k by farmen.
made by the American troops until the who refuse to sell at present figures.
arrival of mote transports, which are It must not be expected that there will
expected hourly. The present prospect be a free movement until the spring
is that there will be no actual fighting wheat starts. The majority of the
for several days.
wheat delivered in the past 30 days
Last night a scouting party under has gone to exporters to fill contracts
Major Reed, of the Sixteenth Penn made months ago. The buying to fill
sylvania, was fired ui>on by Spanish out these contracts haB taken the bulk of the
posts between Juana Diaz and Coamo. arrivals, so that millers and elevator
The fire was returned, and it is believed people have had to compete most of the
that one Spaniard was wounded.
time with exporters. The July deal is
The transport Roumanian, which
went aground at Juanica, has been now out of the way. Foreigners are heav
floated, and the four batteiies of arti 1- ily short of September and December,
and until receipts increase the export
lory have disembarked.
ers will find it difficult to fill their con
General Stone Encounters Oppocltion.
Fouoe, Porto Rico, via St. Thomas, tracts unless they have taken advan
Ang. 0.—General Roy Stone, while tage of the breaks to cover. Every one
reconnoitering northward along the road admits there is more than enough
leading to Arecibo, on the north coast, wheat to go around, and the trade is
with a company of the Second Wis extremely light.
consin regiment, encountered opposi
Prospects in the northwest are for a
tion at Utuado, where a small foroe of
Spanish regulars and volunteeia, bad 200,000-bushel crop or about the same
been instructed by Captain-General as harvested in 1895. Elevator men
Macias to resist to the bitter end. The there are also hedging hero.
Spaniards refused to surrender, and
In Europe the crop situation, as com
Genera) Stone telephoned back to Ad piled by Broomhall of the Liverpool
juntas that lie would push on. As the
troops have to move in single file, 10 Corn Trade News, was given as follow«;
The warm breezy weatherin the Uni
men can stop a regiment in the moun
ted Kingdm of the paBt 17 days has
been of almost inestimable value tc
No Wonl From Mfle«.
Washington, Aug. 8.—Today passed farmers. The ceral crops at the same
without news to the war department time have come in at a great pace, and
from General Miles, and in this cum if only a cotin nance of bright sunshine
the department feels that “no news is could be assured for another 17 days,
good news.” It is believed that at the harvest would be in full swing in many
rate of progress be is reported to have
important districts. Unfortunately the
been making in his march across the
island the general will be at the doors weather is now unsettled—indeed, the
of San J nan by the end cd next week. summer seems to be completely broken
No very desperate defense of Porto again.
Rico’s capital is expected.
Walla Walla, 58c; Val
A FATAL STORM.
ley and Bluestem, 61c per bushel.
Flour—Best grades, $3.60; graham,
Conalderable Hamate Don« in Pbiie-
$3.10; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 42c; choice
Philadelphia, Aug. 5.—This city was
40c per bushel.
visited today by one of the moat ter
Barley—Feed barley, $31; brewing,
rific electrical storms ever known. Tbe
telegraphic and telephone service $2’2 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $15 per ton; mid
throughout the city was at a standstill
$21; shorts, $15.
(or several hours. Cellars and first
Hay—Timothy, $11 @12; clover. $10
floors of hundreds of business blocks
and dwellings were flooded. In the @11; Oregon wild hay, $8@10 per ton.
Eggs—Oregon, 14c per dozen.
basements of the city ball and poetoffice
—Fancy creamery, 35@40c;
tile water rose to such a depth that
the fires under the boilers were extin- fair to good, 83^o; dairy, 2o@30o
guished. Tbe basements at Bimbel per roll.
Cheese—Oregon full cream, 11@12c;
Bros.’ and Wanamaker’s, two of the
largest department stores in the city, Young America, 12>xc.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $3.50 per
were flooded and heavy damage done.
Peter Sfijiell, aged 28, was drowned dozen; hens, $4.00; springs, $2.00@3;
in the 'cellar of his home at Twenty- geese, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ducks, young, $3@
third and Christian streets. He was 4.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 10@
working in thde oellar, removing some 12H'c per pound.
Potatoes—Oregon Burbanks, 50@65c
of his property, when he was caught by
sgck; new potatoes 50@ 65c.
the rush of water. Before lie could
Onions—California red, $1.25 per
reach the stairway the water rose to the
first floor and hb was drowned.
Hope—5@12^o per pound for new
of y^e large oil tanks of tbe At
lantic Refining Company at Gibson’s orop; 1896 crop, 4@6o.
Wool—Yalley, 10@12o per pound;
point, in the lower end of the city, was
struck by lightning and entirely de Eastern Oregon, 8@12c; mohair,
stroyed by fire. The loss is estimated 25c per pound.
Mutton—G/oss, best sheep, wethers
at $30,000. A number of firemen were
overcome by the heat while fighting the and ewes, 8 *-¿0; dressed mutton, 7c;
spring lambs, 9c per 16.
tire, but they were soon revived.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.75;
light and feeders, $email@example.com; dressed,
$5.50 @6.50 per 100 pounds.
General Wood Orders Street Cleaning
Beef—Gross, top steers. 8.50@$3.75;
cows, $2.50 @3.00;
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 6.—The 5@6^c per pound.
steamer San Juan in charge of Lieuten
Veal—Large, 5^@6c; small, 7@8c
ant Noble, of General Shater’s staff, per pound.
ieft yesterday afternoon for Manzanillo
under a flag of truce, to embark there
Vegetables—Potatoes — $12 @16 per
the wives and children of the officers ton.
of the Sapnish forces which came from
Beets, per sack, $1; turnips, 75c;
Manzanillo to reinforce General Lin carrots, $1.100; radishes, 12jgc; Cali
ares during this campaign. They will
fornia onions, $L 10; cabbage, lj*c.
be returned to Spain with their bus
Fruits—California lemons, fancy,
bands an>l fathers.
$5 00; choice, $8.50; seeding oranges,
General Wood, the military governor, $1 .60@ 1.75; California navels, fancy,
lias appointed Major George M. Bar
$firstname.lastname@example.org; choice, $email@example.com; ban
bour as health and street commissioner. anas, shipping, $firstname.lastname@example.org per bunch;
The city will be divided into 16 dis strawberries, $1 .50 per crate.
tricts under supervision of non-commis
sioned officers responsible for the street brick, 22c; ranch, 14@ 16c; dairy, 12J*
cleaning in their respective localities. @15c; Iowa, fancy creamery, 22c.
Four thousand men will be immedi
Cheese—Native Washington, 11@
ately put to work cleaning the thorough
Utfc; Eastern cheese, U@llJ4c.
Meats—Choice dressed beef steers,
Aground In Porto Klcan Water*.
prime, 7c; cows, prime, 6^0; mut
Ponce, via St. Thomas, Aug. 0.—The ton, 7c; pork,
Hams—Large, 10%c; small, 11c;
transport Massachusetts, having on
board troops A and C, of New York breakfast bacon, 11^.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound,
cavalry, the Philadelphia troop, Sixth
cavalry, and Eighth infantry, is 14c; dressed, 16c; spring chickens,
aground here. The Roumania, with $8.50 @8.75.
four batteries of artillery, under com
Freeh Fish—Halibut, 8@4o; steel
mand of Major Rodney, is agorund at heads, 7@8o; salmon trout, 9@10o;
The transports Washing flounders and sole, 8@4c; herring, 4c.
Oystere—Olympia oyetere, per eack,
ton, with the Fourth Pennsylarnia
regiment ami the Zebra, with General $3.50, per gallon, eolid, $1.80.
Wheat—Feed wheat, $21.
Querto's regiment, are landing today
Gate—Choice, per ton, $26.
at Guanica. The Eleventh and Nine
Corn—Whole, $24; cracked, $24;
teenth regular infantry regiments and
troop B of the Second aavslry, have feed meal, $24.
Feed—Chopped feed, $17 @21 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $17; oil
Court-Martialed and Shot.
cake meal, jier ton, $85.
Madrid, Aug. 6.—An official dispatch
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton.
from San Juan de Porto Rico says that $25; whole, $24.
Colonel San Martin, who was in com
Flour—Patent, $4.10, bbl; etraighte,
mand of the Spanish garrisoD at Ponce, $8.86; California brands, $5.50; buck
has been court-martialed and shot for wheat flour, $6.50; giaham, per bbl,
abandoning the place without resist $4.25; whole wheat flour, $4.50; rye
ance, Lieutenant Colonel Punta, the flour, $4.25.
second in command, committed suicides
MiRatuffs—Bran, per ton, $14;
Another official dispatch from San shorts. per ton, $16.
Juan says: “Moat of the volunteers
Hay—Puget 8onnd mixed, $8@10;
are in a disorganised condition, and ohoioe Eaetern Washington timothy,
are abandoning their arms.”
Egge— Paying 18@18)<c., selling 20
Hospital Supplies for Forte Rim.
Pbiladelpiha, Ang. 6.—The na @21o.
tional relief commission will forward
Sen Fraaeieeo Market.
by the yatch May about 50 tone of sup
Wool—Spring—Nevada, 10@14c per
plies. These consist of drugs, rubber dound; Oregon, Eaetern, 10@12o; Val
ice caps, rubber bathtubs, hypodermic ley, 16@17c; Northern, 14@15c.
syringes and other articles for tbs use
of the sick and wounded, which will bran, $15.50@ 16.00 per ton.
be turned over to the government for
Onions—New. 70 «80c per eack.
hospital uae in Porto Rico.
Butter—Fancy creamery, 80c; do
seconds, 80c; fancy dairy, 18c; good
Rumor is gossip’s strong fort and to choice, 15« I6I4C per pound.
truth is the dynamite gun that reduces
Egge —Store, 14@16c; fancy ranch,