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THE COST OF WAR ALGER GIVES SOME INTEREST ING FACTS TWELVE MILES Of CARS TO CARRY THE RATIONS FOB THE SOLDIERS MILLIONS OF CARTRIDGES And Hundreds of Cannon Purchased. Still the Work Goes On and More Is Needed Associated Press Special Wire • WASHINGTON, June 12.-Sccreta- • • ry Alger today gave out lor publica- • • tion a statement showing with exact- • • ness just what has done by the • • war department in preparing Oie army • • lor war. The secretary said' that this • • matter, which had been carefully pre- • • pared by the heads of the various de- • • partments of course, omitted thous- • • ands of details, but still it might con- • • vey some idea of the vast workaccora- • • plished by the department. • • The statement comprises reports • • made by Quartermaster-General Lud- • • ington, Commissary-General Kgan, • • Chief of Ordnance General Flagler, • • and Chief of Engineers General Wil- • • son. • • The report of the subsistence depart- • • ment shows that it has since May 14, • • or less than a month, loaded twelve • • solid miles of freight cars with pro- • • visions for the army. This included • • 19.126,9-15 rations, or 32.180 tons for the • • regular and volunteers troops. • The Cartridge Supply Prior to April 1, ln anticipation of the present emergency, the department has been accumulating small arms and car tridges, and had about 20.000.000 of all kinds. There have been procured many millions more by manufacture and purchase since April 2, and the manufacture and delivery of small arm cartridges will soon reach 700,000 per day. There have been issued to the artny small arms of all kinds, and the supply ls sufficient for anticipated wants. • Since April 21 the old regular batteries have had their armament increased from four guns and caissons to six guns and caissons. The new regular batteiics have been supplied with six guns and caissons and their battery wagons and forges. Sixteen volunteer batteries have b£en, supplied either in whole or in part. New Field Batteries The department has sent to the field a large number of five-inch siege guns and seven-inch siege howitzers, with their car riages, timber, platferms, Implements, equipment, tools and chests complete, also seven-Inch mortars. Smokeless powder is now being issued for all field and siege guns. The supply of ammunition already or dered for field cannon is considered suffi cient for the present time. There h ave been shipped to the fortifica tions since April 21 many sea coast car riages, guns for which are already pro vided. Rapid-fire guns and an ample supply of ammunition, cartridges, shells, shrapnel, fuse 3 and smokeless powder for the same have been purchased and a portion of them have already been Installed at the govern ment works. The Transport Fleet There have been chartered, without seri ously hampering the coastwise lines, forty one first class steamships for transports on the Atlantic coast, four water vessels, one tug, three steam lighters and one steam er for the signal service. Eleven of these had to be refitted to a greater or less ex tent. The government has made most accepta ble contracts for coal at New Orleans, Mo bile, Tampa, Key West, Savannah and Fernandina. and also coal afloat to foliow the transports to Cuba a*d Porto Rico. Cannot Get Ships It has been most difficult to secure these ships on the Pacific ocean, not because of Unwillingness of the steamship companies to give their ships, but from the fact that they were not available for the reason that most of the companies were trading across the Pacific and as far south as Panama, and we could get the vessels when they ar rived In port. In many instances these companies have had to charter other vessels to replace those It was necessary for the government to have to transact its business. American register was required for a number of ships, but there was no difficulty in getting all the vessels necessary for transporting troops to the Philippines. Because of the long distance these ships, had to go some delays were caused !n fitting them out as transports. So far ten vessels! have been chartered. The procurement of the coal for the expedition has been left to the quartermaster on Gen. Merritt's staff, favorable offers by dealers on this side of the Continent being declined because the distance was too great. A Vast Undertaking The movement of troops to the rendez vous points was a vast undertaking. The volunteer troops have gone to their desti nation with promptness and with remark able freedom from accident or delay. Ex tremely low rates for transportation were secured, generally not exceeding 1% cents' per mile for passengers and about half the prevailing tariff for freight. Altogether the troops transported, regu lar and volunteer, were 126 regiments of in fantry, 34 regiments of artillery, battal ions of troops or cavalry and 20 batteries or artillery. Some of the things purchased by the quartermaster's department out of the very long list are 8810 cavalry horses, 12. --803 draft mules. 2109 pack mules, 500 small mules, 1500 small horses, 4090 wagons, 423 ambulances. 17,052 single harnesses, 1500 saddles and bridles, 149" pack saddles, 3100 halters, 1775 artillery horses and 544 draft horses for siege trains. 106,663 blankets, 123,128 blouses, 25.730 canvas coats and trousers. 55,580 canton flannel drawers. 12 - 905 summer drawers, 121.708 campaign ha'a 23,950 canvas hats, 92,884 leggins, 105,287 ponchos, 130,785 flannel shirts. leather shoes. 30,999 cotton socks, woolen stockings, 24,830 hammocks, 5125 helmets, 3820 mosquito bars, 2000 head nets 6066 common tents, 141,562 shelter halves 3562 wall tents and 1520 conical tents. More New Guns In sddltlon to the work already com pleted upon the deck ration of war work was ordered and is In progress upon 21 bat teries working with double shifts of men at many places. Of these there are 75 emplacements for modern 8, 10 and 12 inch guns and 47 emplacements for rapid-fire guns. In addition orders have* been given for emplacements for 21 modern guns and IS-inch gun carriages and a number are now ready for armament at twelve locali ties. Fifty-two temporary emplacements of old-style armament and modern siege guns have been constructed at thirteen lo calities and the old-time armament has been overhauled for service at ten perma nent posts. Four hundred miles of cable have been delivered and about 1500 subma rine mines placed In harbors. PLENTY OF FOOD The Yellow Newspapers Taken to Task General Boynton, chairman of the Park commission, being asked by the Associated Press correspondent in regard to the stories of short food supplies at Camp Thomas sent out to certain sensational newspapers, said: "Yesterday, I took occasion to obtain the issues of rations for ten days past for each of the regiments specified in these newspapers articles as suffering. In each case H turned out not only that full rations had been issued for this whole time and that no spare article making up the rations had been short, but that two vegetable ra tions in addition to the ration had been Issued to all. Not only this, but the whole Issue had been ln first-class condition. Sensational Newspapers "This whole attack upon the faithful, competent and energetic officers responsi ble for the Issue of stores seems to have been devised to bunco the public and fix its attention upon a store of supplies which these sensational newspapers now propose to forward for the so-called rel'ef of the soldiers. It ls both infamous and a very transparent game, and, as stated, based or, unqualified falsehood. "Among the other charges against the camp. It ls denounced as sickly. The fact Is, the sick rate has been steadily decreas ing ever since the camp was established." The members of the Sixteenth Pennsyl vania are having a terrible time as a result of vaccination, nearly 400 men being dis abled with sore arms. It is chargeel that the points used were imperfect, nnd the officers of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania re fused to allow their men to be vaccinated with the same class of points. By sub scription funds were raised with which fresh points are to be purchased for the use of this regiment. Governor Hastings and staff spent the day visiting the various Pennsylvania regiments. DON'T WANT TO FIGHT CERVERA ONLY TOO WILLING TO STAY IN HIDING Eight Thousand Troops Landed Near Santiago—Severe Storms Sweeping the Coast CAPE HAYTIEN, June 12, 10;30 p. m.— (Copyrighted, 18SS, by the Associated Press.) Eight thousand Americans, according to a private dispatch from Port au Prince, have landed near Santiago de Cuba. The United States auxiliary crutser St. Louis arrived at Mole St. Nicholas today. The squadrons of Rear Admiral Samp son and Commodore Schley are still off Santiago, maintaining a strict watch daj and night to prevent the possibility of es cape of Admiral Cervera. From men whe have landed* to take observations of the harbor it is learned definitely, all agreeing on the point, that the Spanish cruisers and two torpedo boat destroyers are there, but these vessels are regarded by naval men. after all, as "men in buckram." As a high naval officer remarked today. "Spain, throughout her whole history, has never sought a naval fight and never will. She has always dodged, and is dodging now. Cervera never Intended to fight. He in tended to dodge, and he has succeeded. Spain will never send another fleet to these waters during the present war. Severe storms are prevalent In the chan nel between Santiago de Cuba and Jamaica. The press dispatch boats have encountered these storms, for the last ten days, making the vcyage very difficult. The he a: adds tc the discomforts, but a da'ly scivce Is rr.aintuned. Printers' Strike Ended SAN FRANCISCO, June 12.—The strike of men In the printing trade which has con tinued for ten weeks against a number of offices which refused to. grant a nine-hour day, has been ended by tne printers agree ing to work ten hours a day, as requested by the employers. It ls understood that most of the men who went out will be re stored to their former positions. Sailing Under False Colors VICTORIA, B. C, June 12.—The steamer Garonne, Captain Conradi, which arrived this morning from London, reports that he sighted a Spanish cruiser painted black ln company with a cargo ship off Point Sur on June 8. The cruiser was a turret ship, one mast and a black funnel. She showed American flags to the Garonne. INDEX TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS Alaskan steamer wrecked. Disastrous railroad wreck in Ore gon. England wants more modern war ships. Man and woman killed near Fresno in a drunken brawl. Soldiers at Chickamauga wreck a gambling den in which a comrade was shot. Gen. Otis assigned to the Fourth brigade; second expedition to Manila ready. Bett, an attache of the British em bassy at Porto Rico, compelled to leave. Eight thousand troops landed near Santiago; Cervera does not want a battle. How the army Is cared for; twelve solid miles of freight cars filled with food; 700,000 cartridges a day. Measles epidemic at Camp Merrltt; fifty cases now In the hospitals. Brlg.- Gen. Mac Arthur arrives. The first land battle of the war; a handful of marines successfully re sists hundreds of Spaniards. Exports of grain and breastuffs this year will exceed any previous year ln the history of the United States. Forecast of the work of congress during the coming week; Hawaiian annexation to be rushed through. Gen. Shafter, with thirty transports of troops, left for Santiago last night; fleet convoyed by sixteen warships. Graphic description of the bombard ment of Santiago; guns fired until there was nothing left to shoot at; Morro castle spared. LOS ANGELES HERALD I MONDAY MORNING. JUNE t3, 1898 THE ARMY OF INVASION TROOPS START FOR CUBA AFTER MANY DELAYS THIRTY TRANSPORTS LOADED The Battleship Indiana Will Lead the Way—The Porto Rico Expedi tion About Ready Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, June 12.—Under com mand of Major-General Shatter, the first division of the United States army will sail tonight from Key West for Santiago de Cuba to besiege and capture that town. The army transports, thirty in number, left Port Tampa yesterday and are now at Key West. The convoying warships, beiieved to number sixteen or more, will be ready for the voyage by nightfall, and with this powerful force there is no longer reason for apprehension that the transports can be attacked successfully by any Spanish war ships, even if such should have escaped the vigilant search of the naval commanders at Key West and off Havana. It ls be lieved that the sally out of Havana of the three Spanish gunboats was intended to create the Imprc'sdon that they were pre pared to go out to attack the transports. If so. the plan miscarried, for the craft were detected immediately by Commodore Wat son's cruisers and driven back pellmell into Havana harbor under the protection of the guns of the shore batteries. Even if these boats had escaped they could have done no damage, for the size of the convoy fur nished for the troop ships is sufficient to warrant the belief that they would have been speedily destroyed had they had the courage to make an attack upon the fleet of American ships. The Spanish boats are not of formidable character, none of them being the equal in power of the smallest American cruisers, or even of such gun boats as the little Bancroft, which may be used as General Shatter's flagship. Every precaution has been taken by the govern ment to Insure the safety of the troops en route to Cuba. The naval war board was in session today the final prepara •ions for the disposition of the guardships. The transports will be kept as closely to gether as safe navigation will permit, and the warships will be dispatched ahead, astern and on either flank. The fleet of scouting vessels will be thrown far out ln advance of the transports, and to Insure against an attack ln the rear, two vessels s:ich as the St. Louis, will linger far astern ready to signal the heavily armed cruisers at the first sign of an approaching foe. The stately battleship Indiana. It Is expected, will lead the procession of warships, which will be the most numerous gathering ln American waters since the civil war. The troops should arrive off Santiago by Wednesday night, if the fleet proceeds at ?isht knots speed, and landing operations should begin by Thursday, for General Shafter will not keep his men cooped up on shipboard a moment longer than Is nec essary. It is not believed that they will be landed at Calmenara, the point in Guan tanamo bay where the American flag now flies over the heads of Sampson's marines, as that place, while well adapted to serve as a naval base and as a harbor cf refuge for the Americn warships, is not particu larly well suited for the beginning of mili '.ary operations. In ten days, unless unforeseen obstacles! are encountered, the movement upon Porto Rico will begin. The war department* has been in close communication by telegraph with General Miles at Tampa, and all the necessary instructions have been given to the commanding general for the prepara tion of military forces to be used in this part of the campaign. General Miles, ln turn, has been consulting Generals Coppin ger and Lee at Jacksonville, giving the nec essary detailed instructions, and all is so near ready that were some special supplies on hand' the expedition could start within twenty-four hours. The navy department has been advised of the purpose of the army, and the war board today was mak ing arrangements for the supply of the convoying fleet. This will be of a more formidable character than that which goes with the Santiago expedition, for the plans contemplate a joint attack upon the San Juan fortifications by the army and navy, and these fortifications are so powerful that heavily armored ships only can be sent against them at the beginning. There fore It is believed that Sampson's battle ships will convoy this fleet. Now that Sampson has taken up a posi tion ashore in Guantanamo bay, It ls ex pected at the navy deaprtment that he will soon be in direct communication with the department, which will greatly facilitate the combined operations of the navy and army. The cable which cut just before landing the marines was buoyed, and as soon as cable operators and Instruments can be gotten over from Hayti, the cable will be opened again. THE TRANSPORT FLEET How the Soldiers for Santiago Were Loaded for Convoy TAMPA, Fla., June 12.—The expedition that sailed from here to Key West prior to going to Santiago was made ui| oi nearly twenty regiments of infantry of from 500 to 550 men each, including besides four regi ments of the Fifth army corps, four regi ments of artillery. The total force of reg ular infantry was about 11,000 men. There were also two regiments of volunteer in fantry, about 2003 men, and two squadrons each from the First, Third, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth cavalry, about 2000 men; eight troops of volunteer cavalry taken from Roosevelt's rough riders, 560 men; four bat teries of light artillery, 400 men, 16 guns; two GOING AGAINST SPAIN The Pope's Official Organ Rejoices Over American Victories % ROME, June 12.—(Special to The Herald). The Osservatore Romano, the offl- g fa; clal organ of the pope, publishes a long ai tide daily commenting on the Spanish- si Jt American war. In these articles, of which I have read at least forty, there has jss. & not been a single word of encouragement for Spain, nor a single expression of a fa; fa; wish for the triumph of the Spaniards. On the contrary, there is a distinct note fa] S, of antagonism to Spain, discernible throughout the entire series. In the latest _i| « article the Osservatore Romano comments, with decided satisfaction, on the g fa, successes of the Americans in Culm and the Philippines; lauds the tactics of the fa; ); American administration and derides the Spanish telegrams announcing fantas- ;g 3J tic victories by the Spanish. The popular collection undertaken by the Spanish Jt, ambassador ln aid of the Spanish navy has been a big failure. The ambassador's % 5$ collection has reached but 12,000 francs while the consulates at Naples, Palermo, 0 fa, Messina, Genoa, Milan, Florence and Turin have only gathered 2000, and these fa] JC sums were exclusively contributed by Spaniards residing in Italy. frf ; Bl Bl batteries of heavy artillery. 200 men and sixteen guns; the battalion of engineers, 200 men: signal and hospital corps, etc., about 300 men; a grand total of about 17.000 men. , The regulars were practically picked men, as not a single recruit was taken, the regi ments carrying only the seasoned troops. The following Is a list of transports in their numerical order, names, commanders and carrying capacity: Men. Horses. 1— Miami, McDonald 1.200 2— Santiago, Leighton 950 3— Gussle, Glrney 1,000 .... 4— Cherokee, Garvin 1,000 .... 5— Seneca. Decker 900 .... 6— Alamo, Hlx 900 7— Commal, Evans 950 176 8— Yucatan, Robertson 750 .... 9— Berkshire. Dlser 475 174 10— Whitney, Staples 1,100 11— Olivette, Levinson 400 IS 12— Segurancla, Hanson 500 .... 13— Blank 14— Concho, Rick 1,300 .... 15— Florida, Miner 600. 16— City of Washington, Stevens 900 17— Allegheny, Nickerson 450 190 18— San Marco, Itsen 1.100 26 19— H. Miller, Peterson 350 300 20— Saratoga, Johnson 900 21— Leon, Wilders 1,250 22— Rio Grande, Staples 1,100 23— Iroquois, Kimble 950 .... 26— Mattewan. Lewis 800 400 27— Morgan, Staples .... 28— Stillwater, Gartle .... 29 — Breakwater, Rivers .... .10—Cumberland .... 31— Knickerbocker 900 .... 32— Clinton State of Texas (hospital, Commander Young. Barges, Bessie and Martha; tug Captain Sam. On the sides anel on the smokestack of every one of the transports which formed the fleet were painted large white numbers, and by these numbers the boats were offi cially known, their original names being discarded. This was for the purpose of fa cilitating signaling between the flagship and the other boats of tho fleet. ON TO MANILA THE SECOND EXPEDITION ABOUT READY TO SAIL Oeneral Otis Commands the Fourth Brigade—Baby Baptised in Camp SAN FRANCISCO, June 12.—Brigadier- General H. G. Otis will assume command of the Fourth brigade of the Manila ex peditionary force tomorrow. An officer on his staff states that the first and sec ond expeditions will be held at Honolulu to await the third, so that all may reach Manila together. The Fourteenth infantry received forty four recruits today from St. Louis and Cleveland. Major Robe's command now requires about 12S men to complete it. The Fifty-first lowa regiment will prob ably be assigned to the brigade commanded by General King. The Seventh California has a child cf the regiment. It is the infant son of Cap tain Robe. The baby was baptized today at Camp Merrltt ln the presence of Colonel Berry, the field and staff officers and the members of the company from Riverside. The second expedition to the Phil ippine Islands is almost ready to sail. The field guns, ammunition and camp equipments of the Utah battery were today put on board the Zealandia, the last of their supplies were loaded on the China and Colon, and the Senator was be ing coaled from both sides. The Morgan City may have to go on the dry dock. In that event she will not go out with the Zea landia. Senator. China and Colon, but will be added to the fleet composed of the Ohio, ndiana, City of Para and City of Puebla. The China. Colon and Zealandla will probably receive their quota of ammuni tion tomorrow and with the Senator will sail on Wednesday or Thursday. NEWS FROM THE NORTH The Route to Dawson City Clearing of Ice—Supplies Lost PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., June 12.— Tlie passengers on the steamer Cottage City, which arrived tonight from Alaska, report Lake Linderman clear of ice. Extra steamers are running day and night, taking miners across. Eight scows laden with sup plies were mashed in the ice on Lake Ben nett, losing everything on board. Three hundred men have succeeded ln reaching the interior of Western Yakutut bay. Parties arriving from there state that rich diggings have been struck on Alsace river. Speedy justice has been meted out to the murderers of Sam Roberts, a gambler at Dyea. He was killed about three months ago Just as he was entering his cabin. Fltz patrick received a life sentence at San Quentin, while Brooks and Corbett, his ac complices, were sentenced to ten years each. French Residents Meet ST. LOUIS, June 12.—The French resi dents of St. Louis held a mass meeting to day for the purpose of counteracting the feeling of antagonism that ls growing in this country toward France, because of her alleged opposition to the United States and friendship for Spain in the present con flict. Resolutions were adopted declaring that the hostile feeling toward France was not warranted by facts. A committee was appointed to Invite the people to partici pate ln a demonstration at which eminent orators will endeavor to dispel these sen timents of hostility. VERY ANGRY ARMY BOYS WRECK A GEORGIA GAMBLING DEN SOLDIER SHOT IN THE PLACE Citizens Ask for Martial Law About the Camp to Prevent the Sol diers Being Robbed Associated Press Special Wire CHICKAMAUGA NATIONAL PARK, Ga., June 12.—A much-needed rain fell to day, cooling the atmosphere and laying the dust. The men were relieved this morning from any duties and hundreds were given leave to visit the city. Lookout mountain and the ridge. An incident occurred this morning at the camp which will probably terminate the existence of illicit whisky shops aud gambling dens which have, up to this time, been permitted to ply their busi ness by the Georgia authorities without hindrance. A private of the Twenty-first Kansas reg iment, who had been drinking at tbe whis ky dive of one Joe Baker, became involved in a difficulty with the barkeeper. Blows followed, and Baker drew a revolver, firing point blank at the soldier, the bullet, It was claimed by the soldier, striking him near the left eye, inflicting a severe wound, which may cause the loss of the eye. The fight attracted the attention of throngs on the streets of the mushroom town, and soon a crowd of soldiers rushed In. Baker, fearing further trouble, had gotten out of the way. A large body of soldiers formed for the purpose of avenging the injury to their comrade, and for a while it looked as If there would be serious trou ble. An armed guard, however, was quick ly detailed by order of Gen. Brooke, wno took charge of Baker and his place and or der was soon restored. The soldier was taken to his division hospital, where the surgeon Investigated his injuries. He found a wound as indicated, but thought the. in jury had been caused by a bit of broken glass and not by a bullet. After the shooting a number of soldiers discovered the gambling den was running a brace game and that the difficulty between the soldier and Baker had resulted from the fact that the latter had been playing the forr«t);r with loaded dice. It took the soldiers only a few minutes to demolish the place. They broke up the furniture, scattered the gambling paraphernalia in 1 the street and were only deterred from pull in/ down the house by the arrival of offic ers. It is stated this evening that a number of good citizens ln the vicinity will because of the failure of the Georgia officers to en force the law, petition that the portion of Walker county in the v iclnlty of the park be put under martial law so that Gen. Brooke can administer the law on the law less element now doing a thriving busi ness there. Every train from the park this morn'ng was crowded with soldiers who had been given permission to visit the city and thq mountain. One of the trains from the park was crowded to suffocation. A number of soldiers mounted to the top of the coach. At a point about three miles from Chatta nooga there ls a number of telegraph wires across the track of the railroad over which the soldier excursion train was passing. When the train reached this point, C. H. Ames, Thomas Barrett, Fourteenth New York, and Judd Sharp, Sixteenth Pennsyl vania, were standing on top of a car. Sharp was caught under the chin and around the neck by one of the wires and dragged off tlie car, pulling with him Ames and Barrett, who attempted to catch him. The men were picked up atrd taken back and placed in the Leiter hospital. They were badiy bruised and scratched, but no bones were broken and no internal Injuries Inflicted. All will doubtless recover. BETT, THE BRITISHER Driven From Porto Rico for Aiding the United States ST. THOMAS, D. W. 1., June 12.—Mr. Walter Bett, who ls said to have been a secretary to Mr. Crawford, the British con sul at San Juan de Porto Rico, the latter now acting for the United States, arrived here yesterday. Mr. Bctt was accused of communicating Information to the United States concerning the mines and fortifica tions of San Juan, and he was therefore ordered to leave Porto Rico. The Spanish claim that this Is a flagrant breach of Brit ish neutrality, and dangerous for Mr. Craw ford, unless It can be proved that the latter was not the employe of Mr. Bett' and that the expelled secretary is not answerable for is actions to the British government. Mr. Bett denies having supplied the United States authorities with the Informa tion referred to. Thirty-one Porto Rlcans. mostly women, also arrived here yesterday. The newspapers say that two months of the existing conditions will bring Porto Rico to the. verge of starvation. The govern ment of the Islands has established a few public kitchens for the relief of those who are suffering most. The Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Ter ror Is now regarded as being useless, owing to the break down of her boilers and the lack of means to repair them. She ls still at San Juan de Porto Rico with the Alfonso iXIII, Isabel I, Ponce de Leon, Concha and jComachet. At least they were all there when the refugees left San Juan. SPAIN STILL CONFIDENT Belying Upon the Elements to Help Her Out In Cuba LONDON, June 12.—The Madrid corre spondent of the Daily Mail, telegraphing Sunday, says: An extremely bad Impression is current tonight as to the outcome of events. Bus iness men are inclined to the belief that the war will be short, probably only lasting another month. Military men hold the op- poslte view, declaring that Spain can put much reliance on the elements. At the cabinet council today Duke Almo dovar de Rio, the foreign minister, had a short conference with the ambassadors of the powers. It is understood that nothing definite has been arrived at. Captain Au non, minister of marine, telegraphs from Cadiz that the recruiting of Admiral Ca mara's squadron Is being accelerated. While the American landing ln Cuba Is officially denied, the authorities assert that even If It were true It would be unim portant, as the Spanish army would give a good account of itself. It ls believed that the question of food supplies, so far as the peninsula ls concerned, is settlecL_at least)' until October." Germany Will Interfere LONDON. June 12.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Nagasaki, Japan, says: I have trustworthy Information that Ger many is determined to prevent a tombard ment of Manila. AMUSEMENTS s>?i? 1 of ihe Season- Beginning MONDAY, JUNE rt-ZTivo Weoko On/y MR. JOHN C. 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Ostrich Farm—Twelfth and Grand Aye. r, ~ fQ. , q. . IN inEIR BREKDING PENS Exhibition ol Ostrich Oee tne OiantS Feather Capes. Boas. Tips, eto. Goods made to ordor and sold at first cost. Patronlzo home Industry and save money at name time. put Up Cherries Now wi ship evkeywhsl* APPLKS . „. ,„ l , t) „ n ,, T „ a - TEL. MAIN 1420 Fruit Company FANCY FRUIT ANI> VEGETABLES—We receive fresh from 3to 6 times per day, dl rect from ranches, Raspberries, strawberries, mark berries. Currants. Gooseberries and full stock, of vegetables. All our vegetable! raised with pure water. It pays to trade at headquarters. THE SPANISH OBJECT DON'T LIKE UNCLE SAM'S WAY OF FIGHTING' Want Blockades Lifted and Insurgents Left Alone—Amusing Speech by Senor Osma MADRID, June 12, 4 p. m.—The follow ing dispatch has been reclved here from Capt. Gen. Blanco: "One American cruiser and two gunboats are before Havana; two are before Mariel, one at Cardenas, one at San Caesarion, none at Matanzas ar.d Cienfuegos and fif teen American men-of-war are off Santiago de Cuba. We have no news from La Cai merero." A private dispatch received here from Manila, dated June 8, represents the situ ation there is being slightly Improved. It says: "In spite of the insurrection in the prov ince, the capital is resolved upon resistance. The spirit of the people is excellent. The defenses have been increased; fresh bat talions of volunteers have been organized, the place Is victualled for two months and the insurgents have not ventured to make an attack." OBJECT TO OUR METHODS Want Americans at Manila to Cease Aiding Insurgents LONDON, June 12.—The Madrid corre spondent of the Times, telegraphing Satur day, says: In the chamber of deputies today Senor Osma, a highly respected deputy, ques tioned the government, among other ma;- 1 ters, as to whether a blockade can legiti mately be made effective by obstructing a port with sunken ships, mines or torpedoes; whether It Is allowable for a belligerent in this fashion to obstruct a port which ls no! formally blockaded; whether an effective blockade once Interrupted must be formally reproclaimed, and whether it Is legitimate for a belligerent to employ as allies semi civilized natives living under the Jurisdic tion of an opponent, especially when there !s reason to apprehend that the latter will commit all manner of excesses now happily unknown to civilized warfare. Duke Almodovar de Rio, the foreign min ister, in the course of a very guarded repty, expressed the opinion tha: an interrupted blockade must be reproclalmed. He said the question as to whether the blockade from Cardenas to Bahla Honda was for mally proclaimed had been submitted to the powers, but they had not replied. America, he said, was operating against Santiago apparently on the assumption that a blockade of that port had never been for mally proclaimed. Duke Almodovar said he would not con ceal his opinion that the blockading of Ihe entrance to Santiago harbor was unjustifi able, adding that the use of mines for such a purpose had been condemned by such em inent authority on international law as Sir Richard Webster, the British attorney general, and Dcs Jardlnes, the French jur ist. With reference to "exciting and aiding barbarians," the foreign minister was care ful to avoid accusation against the Wash ington government, but he gave the cham ber clearly to understand that in his opin ion, a nation professing humanitarian sen timents would certainly, by Instigating re bellion among a population capable of pil laging, devastating, violating and tortur ing, incur a "tremendous moral responsi bility in the eyes of the civilized world." Blumve & Jay, plumbing and gas fitting. Repair work a specialty. 138 Boutb Broad way. Tel. M 1036. WHAT THEY WILL DO PROBABLE ACTION OF CONGRESS ON IMPORTANT BUSINESS Annexation of Hawaii to Be Bushed Through—Financial Measures to Be Considered WASHINGTON, Juno 12.—The first clays of the week In the senate will he devoted to miscellaneous matters on the calendar, and the last days of it to the Hawaiian question, if present plans are pursued. Tha Hawaiian question is attracting more at tention than any other matter now before congress, and upon Its disposition largely depends the date of final adjournment of the session. Senator Frye Is determined to get the house resolution up in the senate as soon as It passes the house, and asserts his ability to hold the senate in session for a reasonable time, or until tHe matter can be disposed of. It is conceded on all hands that there is a majority ln the senate fa vorable to annexation, but some of those who are friendly to this cause admit the difficulty of maintaining a quorum of Its friends and expect the opponents of annex ation to refuse to assist them 111 maintain ing a working majority in the senate. Among oljher measures which there will be an effort to have considered during the week are the bill for the Incorporation of the International American bank. Senator Pettlgrew's bill regulating the accounts of the public land states and the quarantine bill. The conference committee's report on the) Indian appropriation bill is likely to re ceive attention, and It ls understood that If opportunity offers a portion of the. time twill be devoted to private pension and (house bills on the calendar. Senator Mor- Igan hopes to have a favorable report on 'the Nicaragua canal bill to present to tha [senate late ln the week. In the house the debate upon the New lands resolution, providing for the annex ation of Hawaii, will continue this week until Wednesday afternoon, when, at 5 o'clock, a vote will be taken. Meantime the conference reports upon the sundry civil, Indian and District of Columbia appropria tion bills may be presented and considered, but owing to the great desire to speak upon Hawaii, these reports most likely will be delayed until' after Wednesdny. The gen eral deficiency bill Is expected to be taken up Thursday and will be disposed of quickly. Aside from the quarantine bill, there are no measures of much Importance likely to come up beyond appropriation bills. Sent to Benicia Barracks SAN FRANCISCO. June 12.—Companies C and Q of the Sixth California infantry will go to the Benlcla barracks on Tuesday, relieving the Fourth cavalry at present on duty there. Orders directing the other four companies of the regiment to station themselves at Fort Point for artillery drill are expected tomorrow. Col. Johnson is elated over the order from, the war department directing that all incomplete Infantry organizations be raised! to full regiments. He hopes that when the Sixth ls a three battalion regiment with a full colonel ln command It will be recalled from the duty to which it Is now assigned and sent to the Philippines. Jealousy Causes a Murder ANGELS CAMP, June 12.—At Vallecito last night Walter B. Eltrlnham was shot twice and killed by a man named Schworer. Eltrlnham fired one shot at Schworer, but missed him. The tragedy was the result of a row over Schworer's wife. Schworer. who was promptly arrested, claims thathliaot was jutlflable.