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VOL. XV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1898. NO. 33. .11 J DOINGS OF THE WEEK What Has Happened in the : Civilized World. GIVEN IN TUB l'UKSS D1SFATCHKS A Complete Review of the Now of the I'a.t Seven Maya In This and All Foreign Lands flenarat Brooke tin loft Newport News tor Porto Rico. A powder mill at Elmlra, N. Y blew up, killing the owner. .',. Two men wore killed aa the result of an explosion In the Coney mine, neur Skykomish, Wash. Tlie Illinois circuit court has ruled tlint tlie express companies must pay the tax on ex prow packages. A Madrid dispatch says General Cor rca ii arranging lor theiecoptiou of tin Spanish troops wiiloli am rendered at Santiago ile Cuba, nnil prepailng sani tary station to prevent tlie introduc tion of dieeaaes into Spain. The alleged charges of bad faith against the United Plato attributed to Premier Bagaata are discredited by Washington autliorltiea as inventioni designed to prejudice tlie successful progress of tlie preaont peace negotia tions. Strict neiitralit.r Is to lie maintained by England, and Watson will And no "facilitiea' at Gibraltar. The Brltlah governor there lias so assured the Span lull consul. Spaniard! are buay putting the bay of Gibraltar in more coin plete state of defense. The Hong Kong correspondent of th London Daily Mail aya the viceroy ol Canton has announced to the foreign office the complete suppression of th rebellion in those districts. Ho hit announced also that four cities bavi boon reoocuplod ,y the imperial troops. With the understanding that no in dumnity will be demanded and that tlx Spanish sovereignty in the Philippine will be respected, the Spanish news papers consider the torma of peace at tributed to President McKlnlcy as be ina; acceptable. The papers, however, protest against hostilities being con tinned by the United States afte: Spain had sued for peace. , Admiral Dewey, at Manila, has di Hatched the Raleigh and Concord tt gather op 11 Srwnilsh craft, which, ac cording to information sent him by Consul-General Willlama, are at vail ous places in the Pliilippinea. Anions these venue Id are thiee gunboats at Him Miguel, Lusnn isluud, and four at Port Royal, Pnluwar island. Four mer . cbantmen with cargoes of tobacco art reM)rted at Cayagnn, Luzon. The sama dispatch reports that the Engliah traders at the coul minea at Oatan, Luton island, have been iinprisuneil and sub jected to ill treatment otherwise by the (Spaniards there. Vessels of the third fleet of trasports were delayed by an accident to tbs Indiana. , Engineer Raid, the slayer of "Soapy" Smith, died at Skagway from the effects of his wonnds. In two dlutinot battles with deputy sheriffs, a gang of cattle thieves and outlaw who have disturbed the Chero kee nation fur a long time have been destroyed. The reports of Admiral Sampson and liis captains of the great Santiago nava' battle have been made public Tlioj differ hut little in detail from the presi accounts. ' tip'vemsU are being turned owaj i frtyf) Santiago. Only three have ar rived there since the surrender; Shaftoi leports, and these landed theit cargoes after paying duty The government of France has noti fied all French embassies of the fad that Spain has made proposals throngs M. Cumbon, French ambassador al. Washington, for peace with the Uuitod Hlates. News of the ratification of the annex ation resolutions causod general rejolo lug at the Hawaiian capital, and Hon olulu went wild with 'enthusiasm. Vliinltes blow, men cheered, bands played and pandemonium reigned. The captain of the Coptic was presented with a silver cup for having brought the good news. . , The government has decided to rnakt permanent troopship of the Arizona and Scandia. The Arizona is to be fitted out with bunks for 1.800 men, and 1,M)0 will be accommodated on the Sou mil a. The latter vessel la now in charge of tho United States officers, the German crew having been paid and discharged. General Morriam has issued an order designating the oflloors and troops to go to Manila on the transport St; Paul. Lieutenant-Colonel Lee Stover, of the FiiBt South Dakota, will be in com mand of the troops, whiuh will include the First battalion of the First Smith Dakota infantry, 18 officers and 889 men; recruits for the Thirteenth Min nesota. Major A. M. Digglca command ing, 6 officers and 810 men, and re cruits for the First Colorado, Captain Frank Carroll commanding, 1 officer and 15S men. Minor New Items. . A dude fights nearly as well as a cowboy, and a cowboy fights better than anything else on earth. - Over 600 men are at work on the cruiser Yorktown at Mare Island navy yard, San Francisco, rushing her to completion. The United States government will establish an extensive Weather bureau in the Caribbean sea for tlie use of all nations whose interests lie in that legion. LATER NEWS, The United States comtnm, lonet sho are to prepaie a code of laws for Hawaii will sail on the Mariposa, August 10. Advices from Havana confirm tlie report that General Garcia has relin quished his command and gone home to Camaguey. Intrigue among the powers of Eutope to shut us out of the Philippines is said to have been checkmated by Pres ident McKinley's course. A Madrid correspondent says that a band of 800 Carliats recently appealed near Boo de Urge, in Catalonia, and the tioops are pursuing them. The London Times announces that the ltoyal Ulster Yacht Club has ar ranged to challenge for thff America's cup. The New York Yacht Club will be notified of the decision immediately. 5 General Merritt lias sent notice to Washington that he was about to com bine witb Dewey in a joint demand tot the surrender of Manila, thua forestall ing the IniiiigenH, and this niovotuert may caune a rupture. President McKinloy'l proposal has reached Madiid, and the Spanish cabi net met Monday to consider and decide upon tlie reply to he made. The terms offered, it is quite likely, will be ac ceded I o immediately.. Humilities in the Antilles In that case will be sua pended at once. The governor-general of Manila, tele gnrpliiug to Madiid, aaya that aid ia in dispensable to resist the imminent at tack of the American forces under Gen eral Merrill. The foreign warships in the bay, the dispatch says, answered the tuluto In honor of the queen's saint day, and the American vessels display ed the American fla. Some of the members of the Spanish conservative parly question the utility of preserving tliePliilipplnes because of the enormous rxpeni-iie that a suppres sion of the insurgents would entail. The latest dispatches from Captain-Geneial Augnstin are so despondent about the resources at his disposal that it is sur mhed that the full of Manila is immi nent. O neral Greely announces that be is now in direct communication by cable with General Miles' headquarter at Ponce, having aent the cable instru ments from St. Thomas. The British officials who control the cable are will ing to tai nam it messages for the United States government over it, provided our forces are in possession of the cable terminals, but they will not allow their cables to be nsod if tho instru ments are cut In at any intermediate point. . Tho embarkation of Toral'a troopa, it is expected, will have been acoom I lished by August IS. The government of Hay tl has de clined to permit this government to erect a weather station on its domain. I'avoo wsb caused by lightning at Red Oak, Neb. Threo persons were killed and considerable property de stroyed. Orders have been received at the navy yard, Charlestown, Miss, to expend 110,000 In lepairs upon th old frigate Minnesota. Nearly all the people of 8oulh Amer ican oountries are in sympathy with Spain and refuse to believe stories of American victories. A Madrid telegram to the London office of the New York Herald says the government has received a telegram announcing the surrender of Manila to Admiral Dewey. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Boott has ruled that in the oaae of mortgage notes' on real estate, where paymonta are made on the installment plan, a separate revenue stamp for each payment will not be required. The North sea whalers are again at work. Operations near Point Harrow were resumed April 18. Inland Ksqui mos are starring and coming to the coast for food. A deer station is to be established at Point Barrow. Tlie port of Ponoe, Island f Porto Rico, has surrendered to Commander Davis, of the auxiliary cruiser Dixie. There was no resistance, and the Amer icans were welcomed with enthusiasm. The capitulation of the town of Pone took place the next afternoon. The cavalry is anxious to proceed to Porto Rico, but will be obliged to re main here until the Spanish prisoners of war have boon transported to Spain, which It Is believed will have been ao complighed before the next month is well advanced. The northeast coast of England has been swept by a great storm. Fishing fleets have had narrow escapes, being obliged to relinquish all their gear and nets and run to the harbor for shelter, where many other vessels were com pelled to seek refuge. North-bound trains have been delayed by the force of the wind, which has caused consider able damage inland, crops having been flattened. There were some minor wrecks in the North sea. An attempt by the crew of the steamer Wandorer to get men and arms for the Cuban army ashore at Bnhia Honda was defeated by the Spaniards. Tlie Americans were forced to retreat, with five wounded. The Spanish re port of the affair says the American losses were considerable. The dynamite oruiser Nicthoroy pur chased from the Brazilian government will be turned into a oollier. Richard Votaw, of Washington county, Ky., who shot four persons at a tent meeting in Meroer county, waa shot and instantly killed by Sheriff George Coulter, of Danville. Albert Cullom, a nephew of United States Senator Shelby M. Cullom, of Illinois, suddenly expired in a Chatta nooga, Ga., drug store, whither he had gone to purchase medicine for himself. CONQUEST IS EASY Porto Kican Expedition Meets With Little Resistance. VOLUNTEERS SURRENDERING HuppllM la Abuodanea far the Ammr loan Troopa Rvvcnna From Coatora Iloaaa Peopla Arm Overjoyed at tho Arrival af the Army. Washington, Aug. S. -General Miles, in command of the Porto Kican expedi tion, sont the following dispatch to Sec retary Alger, which was made public at tbe war department at 10 o'clock to night: "Ponoe, Porto Rico, Aug. 8. Secie tary of War. Washington, D. C: Four telegrams received, and answered by letter. Volunteers are surrender ing themselves with arms and ammuni tion. Four-fifths of the people are overjoyed at the arrival of the army. Two thousand from one place have vol unteered to serve with it. They are bringing in beef, cattle and other sup plies. The custom-house has already yielded $14,000. As soon aa all the troopa are disembarked, they will be in readiness to move. Please send any national colors that can be spared, to be given to the different municipali ties. "I request that the question of the tariff rate to be charged tn the parta of Porto Rico occupied by our forces be submitted to the president for his ac tion, the previously existing tariff re maining meanwhile in force. As to the government and military occupa tion, I have already given instructions Issued by the president In the oase of the Philippine islands and similar to those iBaued at Santiago de Cuba. "MILES. ."Major-General Commanding." DESERTING TO AMERICAN CAMP Spanish Volunteer Glad for the Chance to Lay Do Their Arms. Ponce, Porto Rico, via Si. Thomas, D. W. I., August 8. No forward movement of the army is expected for aoveral days. The transporta with General Brooke's army corps and the remaindei of the First corps aro arriv ing slowly. Our trjops will probably remain quiet until tlie bulk of the army has disembarked. Only three tranaports have arrived since yesterday. They have just appeared in the offing, and only one has been made out. It has on board the Fifth Ohio cavalry. General Miles will retain his head quarters at the custom-house at-the port of Ponce, while General Wilson will be In immediate command of the troops in the city. General Wilson posted General Ernst's brigade, consisting of the Sec ond and Third Wisconsin and the Six teenth Pennsylvania regiments out a mile and a half on the military road, after dusk last night, retaining two companies of the Sixteenth to act as provost guard in the city. Captain Allison has been appointed provost marshal, and, with tbe aid of the local constabulary, has ' preserved excellent order, although most all the entire population of the city remained iu the stieeti celebrating the arrival of thoir Ame'loan liberators until long after midnight. Many of them had been forced into the service of Spain to escape perse cution. Business in the city has enjoyed a great boom since the arrival of tbe Americans. TROUBLE WITH GARCIA. Ha Was Invited to the Flaa?-Kalainf at Santiago. Washington, Aug. 2. The war de partment has received the following: "Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 8. Secre tary of War, Washington: I have the Sun of Saturday, July 28, In which comments are made as to my treatment of General Garcia. I desire to say that General Garcia was Invited by me per sonally to go into the city of Santiago at the time I entered it, but he declined on the ground that the Spanish civil officers were left in power. It waa fully explained to him that those offic ials were continued in power until it waa convenient to change them for oth ers. General Garcia's assistance to me has been purely voluntary on his part and he waa told at the beginning that 1 did not exercise any control over htm, except such aa he chose to give. The trouble with General Garcia was that be expected to be placed In oommand at this place; in other words, that we would turn the city over to him. I ex plained to him fully that we were at war with Spain, and that the question of Cuban independence could not be considered by me. Another grievanoe was that, finding several thousand men entered the city without opposiiton from General Garoia, I extended my own lines in front of him, and olosed up that gap, as I saw that I had to de pend on my own men for the invest ment of the placeSHAFTER." Alaaka Steamers at Baa Franclsoo. t-., Vnnl.n Ann Q ThA nlfuim. era Charles Nelson -and Samoa arrived today irom or.' luiuiiaeis. oom i, them brought ' considerable wealth . frnni tbe Klondike country, but dis charged moat of it at Seattle. The Nelson is one of the transports engaged ill MMllJ VUTJ ...III .wfl.M."... w- XorK volunteers to rtouoiuiu. are failures, but they have there doubt as to marriages. FLEET AT WORK. ATeuvltna lloiabarded liy the American Wamhlps. Key West, Aug. 2. Reports have reached here that Neuvitaa, on the noithern coast of the province of Pner to Priiiolpe, Cuba, has Ijooii bombarded by the ehipaof the blockading squad ron, evacuated by the Spanish and sub leqiiently burned. No details are known, and the only Information of tiie affair was that given to Captain Maynard, of the gunboat Nashville, by Lieutenant-Colonel Rojas, of the insur gent focres at Gihara, last Tuesday. Colonel Rojas himself has tlie news at second hand. The only American ships known to have been in the vicinity of Nuuvilas lately aro the Prairie and Badger. Tho latter captured three Spanish ships coming out of the Neuvitas harbor, and took them to Dry Tortugas. All weie flying lied Cross flags, but when board ed were found to contain a number of Spanish soldiers, only three of whom were sick. The Badger is expected here shortly. Tbe Nasbivlle reported at Gibara on Tuesday, when she captured the schoon ers Gibara and Expresso. On entering the harbor, she was met by tlie ex United States consular agent and pres ident of the railroad line to Holguiu. He told the Americans of tlie evacua tion of Gibara two daya before by Gen eral Leque and his 1,800 Spanish troops, who feared a concerted attack by Amer icana and Cubans. They fled to Hoi guin by rail, and afteiwaid store up the tracks. General Lequez left in the Gibara hospital 63S sick and wounded Spanish soldiers with a request to Ad miral Sampson to see that they were properly oared for.' The next day the Cuban forces, con sisting of 600 cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Rojas, and 200 infantry, made a triumphant entry into the town. They were received with acclamations by the Cubans, and tlie town held fes tival that day and night The insurg ents took formal possession, establish ing police system and aent out scouting parties, and when the Nasbivlle ar rived, the beet of order was being main tained. Tlie invaders had, however, neglected the schooners in the harbor, and the American ships took possession of them. .- .. When Ensign Snow left with a prize crew to bring' tbe Gibara here, it had been determined to raise the Amer ican flag over tbe town. SORROW IN GERMANY All Intere.t Centers In tho Death ol Vrinee Bleutarek. . Berlin, Aug. 2. The news of Prince Bismarck's death, which became gen erally known only through apeoial edi tions of the papers, produced profound sorrow, ns ao sudden a realization of the fears of his demise was not expected. Several papera thia morning published special article with mourning borders, expressing, in feeling terms, the na tional sorrow, and dwelling on the bril liant and immoital services of the prince to tlie fatherland, his heroic greatness and hia truly German charac ter. Sorrowful sympathy over Prince Bismarck's death is manifested in many ways. The news is constantly discussed in public places, and a feel ing of sadness prevails among all classes of people. Particulars of the last mo ments of the prince and other ciciuin stances attending his doath are eagerly sought. . Many private houses show flags at half mast. Secretary of State Von Buelow will return from Siemnier ing, Austria, immediately. The President's Condolenoea. Washington, Aug. 2. By direction of the president, the following dispatch waa sent tonight to Hon. Andrew White, United States ambassador to Germany: "Washington, Aug. 2. White, Am bassador, Berlin: The president charges you to express, in the proper official quaiter, to the bereaved Gor man nation and to the family of the deceased statesman, the sorrow which the government and the people of the United States feel at the passing away of the great ohanoellor, whose memory is ewer associated with the great neas of the German empire. ADKE, "Acting Secretary." Pay Train Wreaked. Ios Angeles, Cal Aug. 2. From officials of tiie Southern Pacific railroad in this city details of the wreck of pay train of that railroad three miles west of Benson, Aria., were obtained tonight. The aooident ocourred at 6:20 this morning. -. The engine jumped the track on a curve. Fireman A. J. Tay lor was killed, Engineer Waiker was bad ley scalded and Conductor Crowd er wwa injured internally and will proba bly die. Tlie other trainmen and offi cers of the road on the car were shaken up, but were notseiiously hurt. The engine waa a complete wieck and the pay car waa consumed by fire, but the records anil money were savea. Kx-Chtef of Police to Hans;. Chicago, Aug. 2. George H. Jacks, ex-chief of polioe of Muskegon, Mich., was this afternoon found guilty of murder in this city, and his punish ment fixod at death. Jacks killed An drew McGee, a collector, 60 years of age, who was supposed to have bad a laige sum of money. By means of a letter, Jacks and a confederate decoyed McGee into a bouse and slew him. French Steamer a Frlae. Charleston, S. O., Aug. 2. The French steamer Manonvia was brought in a. a nriA tmlnv. Kha was cantured by the Dixie off the south coast of Porto Rico on tbe 24th ult. She -ia now at quarantine here. Reno, Nev., August 2. The town of Rnnkwith. Ual.. havinir a DODIllation of about 600, on the Sierra Valley rail road, 35 milea north of here, waa almost wiped off the map yesterday afternootj by fire. Loss. 10.000. ; ON TO SAN JOAN The Progress of Gen eral Miles Army in Porto Kico. THE CITY OF PONCE IS OURS Sharp Kncasement With SpaaUh Traona - Before Yaneo Kaemy Waa KepnUed " With loaa General Mllea Iaea a Proclamation to tbe People. Port of Ponco, Porto Rico, via tip) Island of St. Thomas, Aug. l.The port of Ponce surrendered to Com mander C. II, Davis, of the auxiliary ganobat Dixie. There waa no resist ance, . and the Americans were weV corned with enthusiasm. Major-General Miles arrived here this morning at daylight, with General Ernst's brigade and General Wilson's divisions on board transports. General Ernst's brigade immediately started for the town of Ponce, three milea inland, which capitulated this afternoon. - The American troops are pushing to ward the mountains, and will Join Gen eral Henry.with hia brigade,, at Yanco, which has been captured by onr troops. A fight before the latter plaoe lat Tuesday was won by the American companies of the Sixth Massachusetts and Sixth Illinois, but the enemy was repulsed and driven back a mile to tbe ridge whers the Spanish cavalry charged, and was route! by our in fantry. General Garietson led the fight witb the men from Illinois and Massachusetts, and the enemy retreat ed to . Yanco, leaving four dead and several wounded. .None of our men were killed, and only four were slightly wounded. - The Porto Rlcans are glad the Amer ican troops have landed, and say thoy are all Americans and will join our army. The roads are good for militaiy purposes. Our troops are in good health, and Gerrferal Milea says the campaign will be ehoit and vigorous. General Miles has issued the follow ing proclamation: "In the prosecution of the war against the kingdom of Spain by the people of the United States in the cause of lib erty, justice and humanity, its military forces have come to oooupv the island! D..-. t;. ti...... ii,. banners of freedom, inspired by a noble purpose, to seek the enemies of our gov- .n rnant aii til vnnr. anfl tn ilAntrn-r nr ! capture all its armed resistance. They bring you the fostering arms of a free! .;.i .i.o (M. ,. : wtw,n' and humanity toail living withiu their, fold. Hence they release yon from your former political relations, and it is hoped this will be followed by your cheerful acceptance. "The chief object of the Amerioan luilitarv foroes will be to Overthrow the ,i. . o -.i ; ,u ,.i of your beautiful land tlie largest mens- deception, oppression and bigotry. We ure of liberty consistent with this mili- ur 8.htf in your nands' aniJ tary occupation. They have not come P" J00 to nd" president and to make war on the people of the coun- "at to abandon in the hour of try. who for centuries have been op-' peace a people who. trusting in Amen pressed. but. on tho contrary, they honor, fought for their common come to protect not only yourselves, 1 interests. -but your property, promote your pros- ! FATAL SAN FRANCISCO FIRE. perity and bestow the immunities and : 1-v blessings of our enlightened ani HberaL Vive Persona Were Killed and Many institutions and government. It is not' injured, the purpose to interfere with the exist-! Pan Francisco, Aug. 1. A fire, which ing laws and customs which are whole- broke out shortly after midnight in a some and Denenciai to tne people, so long as they conform to the rules of the military administration, order and justice. ' This is not a war of devasta tion and desolation, but one to give all within the oontrol of the military and naval foroes the advantages and bles- sings of enlightened civilization.' AFFAIRS AT UNALASKA. Rleh Sulphur Mine Said Discovered. to Have Been Seattle, Aug. 1EImer M.I er, who, wintered at Unalaaka, says that since the Russians first settled Alaska there were never so many white people on i the Aleutian islands as there were last ' year, and eight different companies - . i i .11: it i v..l -I were at wora uumuug oa xuauu r, ver , boats, and from about a score of white Unalaaka increased its population to nearly 700. Of the 81 boats built,' many met with disaster when they, were towed into Behring sea, the shores , of which are strewn with wreckage of . all kinds of river craft Judges Brulcet and Reed, of Minne- a polls, have been on the island all win-, ter exauliuuig a HUipnur unuu aujuut- mua in uib iijtippiuce. xunut. ing the volcano of Makushin, about 20 Paul will carry the troops to their des miles west of Unalaaka. It is said that! tination. A fleet of tugs, steamers and this mine will prove more valuable launches gathered about the St. Paul than any gold mine in the Klondike, aa sulphur is at present greatly in de mand. Rumor has it that the mine will prove to be the richest in the world. 1 Killed by a Train. Clay Center, Kan., Aug. 1. Levi Catlin, of Kocktord, III., was killed by a Union Paoifio passenger train. Mr. Catlin waa rated aa worth three-quarters of a million dollars, and had large interests in Clay county, . Seattle, Aug, 1. Maurice B, Atkin- son, of New York, who started to the papers of this city print an announce Klondike by way of the Ashoroft trail, ment that on and after August 1, the has returned here, with the story that price will be 2 cants a copy. The in 600 prospectors are stranded at a point creased cost of white paper and the en about 700 milea from Ashcroft. Be-. banced general expense due to the war yondoneortwo parties, who took in are the reasons for the advance. large outfits, the men are living on the. WOSt SbiUieU IUMUIIB. AUr. Hfc&illBUU says that the attention of the Canadian government will be called tothedesper- ate situation in which the gold-seekor r)J n panic in Santiago. Business Demoralised by tho linear :' talnty of the Future. Santiago de Cnba, Aug. I. A pan icky feeling prevails in business cir cles here, owing to a fear that the Americans will turn the city ovet to the Cubans for self-government. No confidence exists, owing ti the uncer tainty of the future. Orders that weie given during the first days of tbe American occupation have been coun termanded by cable. European mer chandise on through bills oi lading via New York has been ordered unshipped and sold In New York, even at a sacri fice. ; The same feeling extends to the Cuban merchants themselves, who seem to have lost faith in the ability of their own people to control affairs. The rebels demand independence, but the better classes, the merchants and land owners, dread such a possibility, and fervently hope that the United States will retain the reins of government in tbe island, as the only guarantee of stability or prosperity. Sonor Julian Cendoja, agent of the Ward line of steamers, says that a hundred Spanish merchants have ap plied for cabin and baggage room on the return trip of the steamer Philadel phia, which is expected today, and they will leave the city unless there is soma assurance from the American gov ernment that it intends to control the administration of publio affairs in Cuba. This is the question uppermost in everybody's mind. Spanish, foreigners and natives are all alii anxious for a definite expression from Washington of the policy of the United States with regard to Cnba, and until the expres sion is made, no resumption of trade or commerce can be expected in Santiago, where today both are in a demoralized and chaotic at ate. APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT. Filipino la Europe Ask Us Nut to Abandon Them. London, Aug. 1. Natives of the Philippine islands and British subjects who have interests there are alarmed by the reports that the peace terms in clude tbe return of the islands to Spain. As a result they have held a meeting here, and after consultation witb the Filipinos in France and Bel gium, have cabled to President MoKin ley and to Senator Davis, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. The message to President McKinley is as follows: "The Filipinos resident in Europe P.v you not to abandon the Philippine niana) lor trie sane oi peace wim f Pal in. uur loyalty and trust in tne honor of America entitle ns to your consideration and support. To hand ' wuutr, again , p' T to the humanitarian proceedings of your noble nation, and the wish of all classes. Civilizal zation, trade and oil l will bn Inst if SnnniKh authoritv ia re established in any form." ' Tbe message to Senator Davis says: "A castiron agreement, ' binding Spain to form a government satisfac tory to the inhabitants, is prepoeter- ous. To retain Her sovereignty means three story frame building at 113 Ore gon street, caused the loss of five lives and badly burned five persons, one of whom is not expected to survive. The dead are: Kate Connelly, William ; White, Frank Kelly, George Hansen, C. A. Holmes. . Tbe injured are: Mis. Manuel Silva, badly burned and probably fatally in jured internally; John King, burned on side and right arm;- Chris Christian- 1 1 fu ..) 1. pat borfled Qn srmS) face chest and back; Edward M. Kenny, burned on arms, back, neck and thigh. The building was a cheap lodging house, and most of tlie Inmates were 'longshoremen and people who work , , t front B(J, q w0(k, ... . , t A .i.i. i tlie structure burned like tinder, and the victims were- nearly all suffocated. The property loss is not over 2,000 Bound for Manila. San Francisco, Aug. L The third battalion. First South Dakota volun teers, and the Minnesota and Colorado recruits sailed today to join their com- and acted as an escort and on shore the wharves were lined with people who waved farewell to the departing troops. The rigging of the transport was filled with the soldiers, and two men, anxious to secure a lofty perch, climbed up to tbe mastheads, from which points they waved flags. The soldiers were saluted by steam whistles and bells and the cheers of the soldiers filled the air as they passed down tbe bay. , Papera Forced to Advance Prlcea. Chicago, Aug. I. All the morning Washington, Aug. 1. Great Britain has notified the state department that she has selected her majesty's ships A,i'?n nd ?f Xto1 8rvio h Bohring sea during the present iksimiv. REPLY TO SPAIN Terms Final and No Further Negotiations Required. NO MONEY INDEMNITY ASKEH Ce..ln of Porto Blca, One of the f.a dronen, aad a. Coallne; Station In the . Phlllpplnee, and Rellniulehmet of Cuba Demanded. Washington, July 80. The cabinet discussed the president's answer to Span's peace proposal, and readied a decision to demand the following gen eral conditions: Absolute surrender of Porto Rico to the United States. Recognition of the independence of Cuba, cession of one of tbe Lad rone islands as a coaling sta tion, and cession to the United States of at least a coaling station in the Pliil ippinea. t . V The question nndecided is what dis position will be made of the Philip pines. It oan be stated that there ia practically no difference of opinion in the cabinet on the retention of the Philippines as a whole, all the mem bers being opposed to our acquisition of these islands. There has been no decision on the extent to which the government will go in its ' decision re specting the future of these islands, but it is expected the answer Of the president will express the willingness' of thia government to leave the matter of the future government of the Philip pines entirely in tbe bands of a joint commission, to be appointed by this government and the government of Spain. The probability is that the United States will insist on certain re forms in the government of tho Philip pines. Our answer will make no mention of a money indemnity. Neither will there be any armistice at alt. The answer will be in the nature of an ulti matum, and if Spain does not accept it the will fare worse in the future. CONDITIONS IN HAVANA. Favorable Report Brought by a bar. man Tourist. '- - St. Louis, July 80. August Grupe, one of the foremost merchants of Cuba, who has lived in Havana fo:- 24 years, stopped here today en route to Ger many on a visit. In an inteiviow, Mr. Grupe said: . ' , "When I left Havana two weeks ago, the inhabitants were not in the slightest fear that the oity would be bombarded. In fact; everything was going on the same as nsual. The the aters, dancing halls and : business of every character were flourishing, and but for the presence of troops in the city you would never know a war n as in progiesa. "The blockade at Havana has thua far not proved very effective. The farms around the city furnish all the supplies necessary. The soil is ao fer tile that crops can be produced in 30 daya. There is no scarcity of provi sions in Havana, nor has there been any perceptible advance in the price of food. There are 40,000 regular sol diers and 25,000 volunteers in the city. "About 8,000 men are working night and day strengthening Havana's fortifi cations, under the personal direction of General Blanco. A few days before I quitted the city, the captain-general told me Havana wonld be well-nigh impregnable, and 'that talk of its fall after six months' of bombardment was sheer nonsense " FRANCE PROTESTS. Claim the Ollnde Bedrlguea Was Not a Blockade Kunner. - Washington, July 80. The French embassy has called the attention of the state department to the circum stances connected with the seizure of the Fenoh merchant steamship Olinde Rodriguesl, and has requested the im mediate release of that steamer. The action waa taken simultaneously with a protest from the Frenoh Trans-Atlantic Steamship Company against 'the seizure. The state department has sub mitted all the papers in the oase to tho department of justice, with a view to getting an opinion on the legal ques tions involved. The grounds of the representations of the embassy are that the Rodriguez was engaged in ordinary mercantile puisuits, and has alo on board the official mail of the French minister at Port an Prince. It ia said that her manifest shows she was not intending to enter a blockaded port. Situation la Serloua. New York, July 80. A dispatch from Colon says: "The position of the Corrutti matter is now extremely serious. Three Italian warships are iu front of Cartagena, and the Italian ad miral has received orders to bum hard tbe oity. Great Britain and tlie United States are Intervening." ! ' Thoueanda Will Perish. Fresno, Cal.July 30. Tbe dry sea son has caused' great loss to stockmen on the Sierra foothills. It is estimated that 175,000 sheep were driven into the forest reservations after the with drawal of the United States cavalry, some time ago. Recently, a fi.rce ol deputy marshals forced thealcckuwriera to remove their cattle and niieep fmsu the reserve land. Some of the huHem assert that as there is no j--:s and h. tie wator to b found t-,;.-'.i dc-e, t S v. "CO.OOCt sheep must jmriah.