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MADRID REPORTS
LATEST TELEGRAMS FROM THE
CAPITAL OF SPAIN
MINISTERS TALK PEACE
ALL HOPE OP FOREIGN AID 13
ABANDONED
MORE TALK ABOUT HONOR
McKinley's Announcement Concerning
Cervera Will Prevent Exchange
of Prisoners
Special to The Herald.
NKW YORK. June 19.—A dispatch from
Madrid' says: The Spanlsih minis-try is
strongly Impressed by the peace manifesto
Issued by the people of the province of
Catalonia. This manifesto was signed by
thirty association's and eighte*n local news
papers. Catalonia is l the most indtpendent
of the Spanish provinces. It Tias compara
tively great Industrial wealth, and Barce
lona, Its principal city, is a big Flapping
port. The manifesto is the clearest utter
ance yet made from a Spanish standpoint.
Referring to the giving up of the colonies,
the manifesto says: "It would be better to
consent to amputation, however painful,
than to continue a war that must be fertile
In disasters. What folly it is to say more.
Spain courts ruin before peace. It is more
honorable that there be peace. Where is
the honor in pouring out the blood of our
soldiers and reducing millions, to famine?"
Foreign Minister Talks
The Madrid Heraldo publishes an Inter
view with the foreign minister, who, al
though reserved, lets It be understood that
he is working for peace. He denies that the
government expects the intervention, of the
powers, declaring that there are no Don
Quixotes even in Spain. The reported in
tervention of Germany. It says, is pure
imagination. Germany is not going to run
risks with a strong nation in order to aid
a weaker one.
Dividing the Army
MADRID. June 19, 9 p. m.—The statement
that President McKinley has sent to Ad
miral Cervera and General Pando messages
saying that he would hold them personally
responsible for the lives cf lieutenant Hob
son and his men has produced' a disagree
able impression here ln military circles, as
showing that President McKinley distrusts
the military honor of tfhe Spaniards, who,
on their part, despise all threats. Such
messages. It is declared, render the future
exchange of the prisoners most unlikely.
Germany Will Not Interfefe
MADRID, June 19. Bp. m.—ln the course
of a conversation today an important poli
tician said he did not believe that' Germany
■would 1 do anything in the Philippines on
behalf of Spain. Nor had he ar.y faith In
help from the European powers.
"If Admiral Camara Is successful in' the
Philippines, he said, "It will be of assist
ance to Spain' in adjusting peace, but no
power or combination of powers Is likely
to oppose America's* policy. Should the
Liberals retire, the next government will
take the earliest opportunity to negotiate
peace."
General Blanco has cabled to General
Correa, minister of war. an indignant de
nial of the charges that the Spaniards' at
Guanttcanamo mutilated the American dead.
Expect an Attack
MADRID, June 19, 7 p. m.—Private dis
patches received here from New York say
that General Shatter's expedition has land
ed near Santiago de Cuba, and will attack
the town immediately.
MADRID, June 19, 9 p. m.—The cabinet
council held a session today. The decisions
reached are kept strictly secret.
Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, the British
ambassador, had another long conference
today with Duke Almodovar de Rio, minis
ter of foreign affairs.
A SOLDIER SUICIDES
Disgraced Himself and Brooded Over
His Troubles
BENICIA, June 19.—A private named Jo
seph E. Phelps of Company C, Sixth Cali
fornia volunteer Infantry, committed: sui
cide Mils afternoon at the barracks; The
deceased took his rifle, placed It against his
breast and pulled the trigger with his foot,
shooting himself through the heart. He
enlisted at Fnesno, and the description of
the) books of his company shows that' he
was born ln Philadelphia and' was 34 years
of age. He leaves relations living near Fres
no. He had some trouuleat Camp Merritt
about three) weeks ago which seemed' to
worry him, and he told some of his com
rades that he had disgraced himself. Cap
tain Duncant, his Company commander, says
that he was a very Intelligent man and was
always) willing to do his duty.
The trouble at Camp Merritt over which
Phelps) brooded until he took his own life
occurred while he was under the influence
of liquor last Monday. He drew his re
volver and. fired several shots at the hordes
of the Utah artillery. This direw the at
tention of the guards, whom Phelps threat
ened to kill, atid they had much trouble ln
placing him under arrest). He was to have
been tried by court-martial for his breach
of discipline.
Side With the Spanish
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19—The Pacific
Mall Steamship company's steamer New
port, which has been chartered as a gov
ernment transport, has arrived' from Cen
tral America. According to stories toldi by
her passengers, the Central Americans side
with the Spanish In the present war, al
though the governments of the several re
publics are strictly neutral and profess
friendship for the Americans. The natives
think that Spain Is getting the better of the
war, as Spanish agents spread all kinds'of
stories about the reverses! of rtie Americans.
The news of Dewey's victory was received
with great surprise.
A Day of Rest in Camp
CHICK AM AUGA. Chattanooga National
Park, Ga., June 19.—Today was an excep
tionally beautiful one at Camp Thomas and
a cool breeze continuously astir made park
life a delight. It was significantly a day of
res* among the soldiers. AH drills were
omitted and the Sabbath was generally ob
served. In this respect the' day was some
what in contrast with many of Its prede
cessors.
New Japanese Cruiser
PHILADELPHIA, June 19.—A dispatch
trom Delaware Breakwater states that the
Japanese cruiser Kasago, which left
Cramps ship yard yesterday on her build
ers' trial trip, passed the Delaware capes
at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. From her
top flew the signal "homeward bound,"
and painted on her smokestack were the
figures "23." The cruiser did not stop, but
kept up the bay. and will probably anchor
for the night below the mine fields at
Reedy island. The 23 is taken as an mdi
cation that the trial trip was made totiay,
and that 23 knots were made. This was
the contract speed.'
CUBAN FLAG SALUTED
Major General Perez of the Insurgent
Army Visits
• CAMP M'OALLA, near Guantana- •
• mo, June 17 —(By Dispatch Boat •
• Kingston, Jamaica, June 18.) Yes- •
• terday Major General Perez of the •
• Cuban army, commanding the insur- •
• gent forces in the province of San- •
• tiago, paid an official visit to the •
• fleet, and for the lirst time during the •
• war a Cuban Hag was seen at the •
• masthead of an American warship •
• and saluted. As General Perez •
• boarded the Marblehead a salute of •
• honor was fired, and he was received •
• by a guard of honor. After landing •
• from the Marblehead, General Perez •
• made a short address to the troops, •
• extolling the action of the United •
• States in taking up the Cuban cause. •
• He returned to his post this afternoon •
• after passing the night on the Marble- •
• head . •
• According to the report of General •
• Perez, the condition of the Spaniards •
•at Guantanamo and ln the vicinity •
a Is very bad. He says they are eating •
• horses and mules, ami that other •
• food Is very scarce. He does not be- •
• lieve they will bp able to stand a vlg- •
• orous attack by one-half their num- •
• ber. He said there were 3500 Cubans •
• in the province, most of them holding •
• the roads to prevent the Spaniards •
• getting supplies into Guantanamo. •
• In his opinion the American forces •
• can easily take Guantanamo, and •
• from that point operate against San- •
• tiago, with every prospect of sue- •
• cess. o
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THE SEVENTH EGIMENT
Major General Otis Will Command.
That Officer Entertains
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19.—Brigadier
General Harrison Gray Otis entertained at
luncheon today Attorney General and Mrs.
W. H. Fitzgerald, Miss Fitzgerald, Miss
Ware of Ross Valley, Major Foote of
Wyoming, Colonel Kessler of Montana,
and the staff officers of the Third brigade.
After lunch, music was furnished by the
band of the Seventh California volunteers.
Although disappointed, the Seventh regi
ment California volunteers are not dis
couraged. After the change In orders
by which the regulars were substituted
for Colonel Berry's regiment in the third
expedition, Major General Otis said to
Colonel Berry:
"I want your regiment to accompany me
when I sail for Manila."
This means that the regiment will be
kept much longer in camp. Colonel Berry
will take charge of the recruits for tin.
First California, as well as those for hii
own regiment. The recruits for the first
will be encamped on the site of the Penn
sylvania camped and licked into shape us
rapidly as possible. The Seventh re
cruits will be attached to the regiment and
drilled until they have become property
amalgamated With the more seasoned sol
diers.
Fire at Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., June 19.—Fire
practically destroyed the Grand opera
house ln this city today, causing a loss ap
proximating $200,000. The building con
tained numerous offices, the contents of
which were totally destroyed. Insurance
on building and contents amounted to
$127,000.
Bell Found Guilty
PLACERVILLE. June 19.—The jury In
the case of the people against Lyman S.
Bell, after being out fourteen hours 1 return
ed a verdict of guilty of murd< r In the sec
ond degree) this morning. Bell had been on.
trial for one week for tne murder of Rich
ard Murray at Indian Diggings in this coun
ty in March last.
MONTIJO WAS A COWARD
Chinese Version of Admiral Dewey's Cap
ture of Manila
SPANISH COLONEL COMMITS SUICIDE
Archbishop of Manila Issues a Scurrilous Pastoral
in Which He Tries to Influence the In
surgents Against Americans
Associated Press Special Wire
• TACOMA, Wash., June 19.—The Oriental steamship Olympla, arriving here •
• today, brings Chinese papers which accuse Admiral Montljo of cowardice at •
c the battle of Manila. •
• A special correspondent of the Hong Kong Telegraph writes to his paper •
• from Manila, saying that the admiral did nothing more than flee from one yes- •
• sel to another during the engagement. He was among the first ashore, and c
• almost before the buttle was over was at his country villa beyond the city. •
• He had not even allowed his captains to know where the Cavito anchorage c
• was mined, and this is given as a reason why some of the mines were ex- •
• ploded before the American ships approached them. They were exploded in c
• order to give Spanish vessels a chance to cross the line. •
„ A COLONEL SUICIDES •
• Colonel San Miguel of the battery suicided when he found that the supply •
• of ammunition was not what had been represented. Frauds hud been c
• committed which had disposed of thi stock. c
. A VINDICTIVE PRIEST •
• The archbishop of Manila has issued a pastoral in which he declares: c
• "Very soon the country will see an insurmountable barrier placed between c
• you and your masters; there will be then for you no situation nor representa- •
• tion. nor can you even participate in the government of the towns. You will c
• be reduced to a separate civil state, Vilified and degraded like those of the c
• lowest caste, and like miserable laborers, reduced to the condition of coolies, c
• and further to that of beasts or machines, supplied or fed by a handful of rice ■
• thrown into your faces as a daily allowance, simply lo secure the fruits of •
• your labor. This Is not all. The worst Is that you will see the ruin of your c
• temples, or that they will be turned Into Protestant chapels, where there Is •
• no altar. Oh, this is hard. God, virgin and all are gone, and the cross will •
• have disappeared from your cemeteries, the crucifix from your schools and •
• the ministers of the true God who made you Christians through baptism." •
• In conclusion he urges the Spanish to resist with all their power the Amerl- •
• cans. •
• ANTI-BRITISH FEELING •
• There is a strong anti-British feeling among the Spanish In Manila, who are •
• of the opinion that the English people have shown their sympathies with tho •
• United States too openly. Is is claimed by the Spanish that the British gov- c
• eminent even supplied a pilot to take the fleet Into Manila harbor. Captain •
• Cobban of the collier Zafiro was accused of being the pilot. •
LOS ANGELES HERALD* MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, JB9B
THE HAWAIIAN QUESTION
IT WILL OCCUPY THE SENATE
THIS WEEK
ANNEXATION ALMOST CERTAIN
Obstructionists Who Are Against An
nexation Will Try to Prolong
Debate Till Adjournment
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, June 19.—The Hawaiian
question, comes to the front again in the
senate during the present week, but under
somewhat different circumstances from
those which attended its presentation at
the beginning- of the session. The purpose
was then, as It is now, to secure the an
nexation of the islands to the United States,
but the effort at that time was to secure
t-his result by means of a treaty, whereas
the present course was through the instru
mentality of a joint resolution. On the
first occasion the matter was considered in
executive session, with the public excluded,
while now the doors are to*be thrown open
and the world Invited.
What the outcome of the question may
be, or when the vote may be reached, no one
will undertake to say positively. The lead
ers on both sides are full of prophecy, but
there Is so much discrepancy between their
opinions as to render it necessary to dis
card one in order to accept the other. The
friends of annexation assert that there Is
no possible doubt of their ability to pass
the resolution and say they have forty-six
senators, or one more than a quorum,
pledged to remain In the senate until the
question can. be decided, while the oppo-
Ing leaders declare that forty-eight senators
have assured them they will vote to ad
journ in preference to remaining in session
indefinitely for the consideration of the
Hawaiian question.
Supporters Confident
The supporters of the proposition express
confidence that action will be secured within
ten days, while the opposition contend that
it will be found to be impossible to secure
a vote during the present session of con
gress. The advocates cf annexation de
clare that they will not make any speeches,
leaving the opponents to occupy all the
time to be consumed by this means. The
opposition say they are willing to make the
speeches if compelled to do so, but that if
forced to do this, they will Insist that the
friends of the measure shall maintain a
constant quorum in the chamber. They also
predict that the annexationists will find
themselves compelled to participate in the
proceedings, as they expect to advance
points which will demand refutation, or at
least reply.
In view of this generally contradictory
condition, one can only base prediction on
general conditions. There Is no doubt in
the first place that the annexationists have
a majority in the senate if a vote can be
reached. If a vote could be gotten now the
result would be about fifty-four for annexa
tion to thirty-five against ln a full senate.
Of these fifty-four senators there are, how
ever, quite a number who are not zealous
and in whose minds all doubt as to the pol
icy of acquisition of outside territory has
not been overcome.
May Eorce Adjournment
These senators, as a rule, are indisposed
to remain, ln session for any length of time
during the hot summer months to consider
Hawaiian annexation. Most of the sena
tors of this class are Republicans, and
there Is a probability a sufficient number of
them under normal circumstances to join
with the Democrats to force an adjourn
ment. They find themselves confronted,
however, with the request of the adminis
tration to remain nnd pass the resolution
as a war measure, and some of them are dis
posed' to sink their own preferences ln obe
dience to the presidential wish. The gos
sip as to the probability of a postponement
until a fixed day In the next session In
creases and many persons are predicting
that this will be the outcome of the contest.
A test vote will probably be secured on
Monday on the taking up of the resolution.
as It will be necessary In order to get it up
to displace other measures on the calendar.
TOWN OF TRACY BURNS
Disastrous Conflagration Involving i
the Entire Business Portion
TRACY, June 19.—The entire business
portion of this place, which consisted of
three blocks of closely connected build
ings, was destroyed by fire today. The
loss Is over $86,000, and the Insurance Is
less than half that amount.
The conflagration was started Just be
fore noon by the explosion of a gasoline
stove in a restaurant recently started by
Mrs. Mary Mann, ln a frame building ad
joining the postoffice, and the wind,
which was blowing a heavy gale from the
northwest, drove the flames toward the
business portion of the town. So tierce
was the blaze that two Southern Pacific
engines which were put to work on the fire
made no perceptible headway. The town
Is entirely without lire fighting facilities,
but the citizens turned out en maese an!
fought the flames as best they could.
The lirst two blocks which were burned
faced the main street In a sort of half circle,
the third block being built on a different
line. After devouring the buildings
where it started, the lire destroyed the
Commercial hotel, Maroon's saloon, <5.
Buschke's building, occupied as a general
merchandise store; the Arlington hotel,
and Fabian & Cos. general merchandise
store in the order named.
The flames then jumped across the
street, leveling the Tracy hotel, the San
Joaquin hotel, Buddworth's merchandise
store, Lmlwig's saloon and residence, the
new Odd Fellows' brick building, Canale
Bros', store, two unoccupied buildings
and the residence of Mrs. Byrnes.
Again the flames leaped over a street and
destroyed the residence of Mrs. Gaffery, a
bakery, the residences of C. O. Hill, John
Hess, E. Gleseke and the livery stable of
the last named. The horses were saved
before the Are reached the stable. Eight
windmills and tank houses in the three
blocks were also destroyed.
While lighting the Are, Charles Rosine
was compelled to jump from the second
story of the Odd Fellows' building, and
both of his legs were broken.
The residence portion of the town, which
Is north of the burned district, escaped
destruction, owing to the direction of the
wind.
The losses and insurance, as closely as
they can be estimated tonight, are as fol
lows:
Simpson & Gray, $500, Insurance not
known; Mrs. Falrchiid, $5000; insurance
$1200; Mrs. Kohler, $800; Insurance $300; D.
Slivers, $5000, Insurance $1000; Commercial
hotel, $2000, fully Insured; O. J. Holland.
$700. Insurance $300; P. Holm, $1000, Insur
ance $500; C. A. Douglass, $2500, Insurance
$100: Mrs. J. Cox, $300, no insurance; G. A.
D. Buschke, $2000, no insurance; P. Fabian.
$20,000, Insurance $10,000; Chris Ludwlg,slo,.
000, Insurance $5000; George Buddsworth.
$1000. insurance $450; Henry' Ludwig, 11800,
Insurance $7500; G. O. Wilson, $3000; insur
ance $1000; Odd Fellows' hall, $14,000, In
surance $300; H. Stoteran, $700, no Insur
ance; C. Canale, $12,000. Insurance, $6000:
Mrs. M. J. Byrnes, $2000, Insured; Ernest
Gieseke, $8000, Insurance $1700; J. Hess,
$2000, Insurance $1300; Landsoff, $300. In
sured; C. Hansen, $500, no Insurance; Mrs.
Mann, $200; no Insurance; C. O. Hill, $2800,
insurance $1200.
Although much personal property was
saved, many valuable articles which had
been removed to the streets were ruined
by fire and water.
PARK CITY IN RUINS
Entire Business Portion Destroyed by
Fire—Under Control
SALT LAKE, Utah, June 19.—A special
to the Tribune from Park City, Utah, says;
The entire business portion of Park City
on Main street, excepting a few business
houses on the upper end of the street,
burned to the ground this morning. The
fire started about 4 oclock In the American
hotel and was fanned by a south wind,
sweeping the entire street. Park City's
business portion is now a mass of ruins.
The damage is probably close to a million
dollars.
The fire was gotten under control at 9:30
a. m. At S oclock It reached the lower end
of Main street and was cut off from Kim
ball's barn and the Union Pacific depot by
blowing up houses. The last building
burned at 10 a. m. was the Crescent con
centrator on the east and south of the Union
Pacific depot. The only store left is that of
Welsh. Drlscoll & Buck. Every drug store,
butcher shop, hotel and all but three sa
loons burned to the ground. Both the Park
opera house and the new A. O. V. W. build
ing, with the new Grand opera house, Were
entirely destroyed. The Marasac mill was
only saved by hard work. The city hall,
both bank buildings, the post office and tele
phone exchange are gone. Many people are
left homeless, having nothing but their
clothes. The wind carried the flames In
sheets until the whole center of Park City
is destroyed.
The situation at 6 p. m. is that the whole
city, from the American house, where the
lire started, to the Union Pacific depot,
which was saved, Is burned on both sides of
the street. The whole is a blackened, smok
ing ruin, with the fire stayed.
MORE MADRID NEWS
Startling Scenes OS Santiago as Seen
by the Spanish
MADRID, June 19, 3 p. m.—Private tele
grams received here from Cuba say that
during the last attack by the American
."hips upon Santiago de Cuba a Spanish shell
struck upon the deck of one of the attack
ing ships, sweeping off all the men there.
Another shell, acocrding to the same au
thority, struck the funnel of a cruiser,
doing much damage.
The Havana government is displaying
great energy. Fourteen, university profes
sors who lied for fear of the results of the
war have been dismissed. The blockading
vessels, the telegrams say, continue Inac
tive.
Captain Aunon, the minister of marine, re
fuses to give any Information regarding the
destination of Admiral Camara's squadron.
The Spanish papers declare that the
statements that the bodies ot the American
marines killed at Guantanamo were muti
lated by the Spanish troops and similar
sentiments regarding the loss of the Maine
are made with the object of Inflaming the
American populace.
The German Elections
BERLIN, June 19.—Complete returns of
the elections for members' of the relchstag
show that there have been returned 38 Con
servatives, 10 Imperialists, 85 Centrists. 5
Reform party, 3 National Liberals, 1 Rad
ical candidate, 1 candidate of the Radical
People's party, 1 Agrarian Leaguer, 32 So
cial Democrats, 13 Poles, 1 Dane, 9 Inde
pendents and 3 Peasant League candidates.
Second ballots will be necessary ln 188 dis
tricts.
No News at Hayti
PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, June 19, 9 a.
m.—Up to this hour no further news has
been received from the scene of hostilities
in Cuba.
AGUINALDO'S SUCCESS
GERMANY'S INSOLENCE CON
TINUES UNABATED
Threats That Her Warships Will Land
Troops in Manila—A Native
Republic to Be Formed
0
• LONDON, June 20.—A dispatch to •
• the Dally Telegraph, via Hong Kong, •
• says: •
• General Agulnaldo has captured a •
• deal of money, which he has sent on •
• board the American warships for •
• safety. The much-vaunted Philippine •
• militia, which it was a serious mistake •
• on the part of the Spaniards to arm at •
• all, are now all fighting In the rebel •
• ranks. The provinces of Batangas, La- •
• gur.a, Cavlte, Bulacan, Pampangue, •
• Tralace and Pangaeiman are all in full •
• revolt. It is believed that General •
• Pena, with the whole of his army, in •
• tho province of Pampangue, has had •
• to capitulate to the victorious rebels. •
• NATIVE REPUBLIC •
• LONDON, June 20.—The Hong Kong •
• correspondent of the Dally Mail, tele- •
• graphing Sunday, says: •
• The native proclamation of indepen- •
• dence will be signed on Monday. Man- •
• 11a Is completely surrounded by the In- •
• surgents, of whom there are threo •
• forces deployed about the city. The •
• success of the rebels Is wonderful. The •
• Insurgents have captured old Cavlte •
• church, taking 270 prisoners, and they •
• now hold the entire shore of the bay •
• right around to Malate, A foreign fire •
• brigade, composed of British, Swiss •
• and Germans, intend to remain ashore. •
• GERMANY'S INSOLENCE •
• LONDON, June 19.—The Berlin cor- •
• respondent of the Times says: •
• It seems probable that If Admiral •
• Dewey Is unable to undertake the re- •
• sponsibility for tho safety of theGer- •
• mans at Manila, Admiral Dledrichs •
• shall land a force. Once a German •
• landing has taken place German inter- •
• ests will doubtless assume a new as- •
• pect and, as the Marine Polltlsche Cor- •
• respondez has already pointed out, it •
• will be as easy to claim a guarantee or •
• guarantees for the future of the Phil- •
• ipplnes as It was In the Shan Tung •
• peninsula. •
• The Kolnlsche Zeltung, uttering a •
• warning to the United States that it •
• will not find colonizing easy, proceeds •
• to say: •
• "An administration which is so cor- •
• rupt and so completely at the mercy •
• of the most pernicious personal lnflu- •
• ence as that of the American Union, •
• will hardly be able to repair the ray- •
• ages which have been wrought by •
• Spanish neglect and priestly rule in the •
• course of centuries. The citizens of the •
• most free republic do not seem to re- •
• allze the enormous burdens which a •
• military occupation of these colonies •
• and their protection by a navy will 1m- •
• pose upon a state. •
• "The Americans are not even pre- •
• pared to protect their own coasts •
• against a naval power of any impor- •
• tance." v •
NEWS FROM CHINA
Pirates Making More Trouble—Serious
Riots—Trouble With France
HONG KONG, June IS.—A dispatch from
Can't'oni tells of a piratical raid', sixty miles
above the city. Pirates boarded the Chi
nese steamer Wlngsal at Canto-n as passen
gers, andi reaching a favorable point at
tacked' the crew, which rcsus'ted', and' after
several hours' fighting drove them'from the
boat. The steamer drifted- ashore during
the struggle and had not been Moated sev
eral days laler.
Serious rioting Is reported from Shashl in
China. The customs' station was burned
and the commissioner of customs! has been
made away with. The British consulate
was attacked and the flagstaff torn down
and the flag torn to shreds. The building
was tlhen burned to the ground.
Re ports from Car.ton sitate that the grave
diggers are not able to keep up with the
death list from the plague.
There are reports of serious difficulty be
tween the. Chinese and' French government
arising from the fact that French experts
were employed' to take charge of the Foo
Chow arsenal. The French assumed' too
much authority, and their contract was an
nulled and pay withheld. The hitch was
reported to the French minister at Peking,
and resulted in sending two warships to
Foo Chow, taking a position where the
arsenal would be at the mercy of French
guns. The Chinese directors were prevent
ed from fleeing for safety by a hint that
flight would be the signal to seize the ar
senal. The French demands practically
amount to giving the French possession of
the arsenal.
It Is reported tihat American warships are
blockading IHolo, 250 miles from Manila.
Prince Kung, a member of the royal fam
ily. Is reported to have died at Peking on
May 29. The news is credited by Chinese
and Japanesie papers.
Serious rioting occurred at Wun Chow on
May 26, and several houses were wricked.
No loss of life Is reported.
Oregon Recruits
PORTLAND, Or., June IB.—Twenty-seven
recruits left here for San. Francisco to
night to join the Second Oregon volunteer
regiment in Manila.
Sluice Box Robbers
BAKER CITY, Or., June 19.—Word has
reached! here from Grant Brothers' mine on
the North Fork of the John Day river,
forty-five miles west of Baker City, that
6<lulce box rubbers had made a heavy clean
up In the mine on Thursday night. The
property is one of the biggest placer gold
MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION
Camara's Fleet Armed With Skyrockets.
Propose to Drown Warships
4> LONDON, June 19.—The Cadiz correspondent of the Morning Post says: +
i The reason for the visit of Captain Aunon, minister of marine, was hlsde- + '
4, sire to attend the trials of a new rocket, so powerful that on its explosion near 4.
4. an Ironclad, so great a displacement of water would be produced! that there*- 4>
4. sel would be engulfed. ♦
4. I interviewed the minisiter of marine while here. He admitted that the gov- 4
4. ernment had given him an unlimited'credit to purchase war material, acUMrrg 4.
4. that they relied upon the royal support of the wealthy clauses to provide fur- +
4> ther necessary munitions. •
4, "It is lamentable," he said, "that we* have been unable to dlepateh a fleet +
4, to the Philippines. Our lack of foresight has cost us dear, and ought to serve 4.
4, as a lesson to us inj the future to strengthen our navy at all costs. I am deter- 4.
4, mined to dispatch vessels to Manila. It would be an unpardonable crime to 4>
4. abandon our heroic soldiers there without an attempt to aid them." 4*
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"~' ; rw'il"""'l.-lll"""' " JOHN C ElSHKR.Manager.
Qurbank Theater * tel. mainlot
Second and Xmtt 10—*, 3Sft*mt*f TSenifkt, 20
MR. JOHN C. FISHER f» **fT
Has the honor to present. t/Cy CTQ/1 tVC § 0 »
Supported by Olive Oliver, Lester Lenergan, Hugo Toland and an excellent company.
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY NIGHT Airtenat Leeouvrmur
WEDNESDAY NIGHT (By request) Mary Stuart
THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATY NIGHTS and SAT'Y MATINEE Camilla
PRICES DURING THIS ENGAGEMENT —Lower Floor, 7ie, 11.00 and J1.50.
Balcony. 80e sad 75e. Gallery. Mc Matinee Prices, Mo. 50e, 75c and H 00.
— Lot Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater.
* Ttyonday, June 20
—. M Known from Maine to California, the king bee of all
S* ) J monologue entertainers One week oniy-irom the
CiZTCI *SC endttll K«ld«rln Theater. San Frasel.Co. Mil;. Pilar-Morln. Iho
' " *»« a***** ee |»breied French panlorolmist. Musical Johnsons,
master, of the xylophone. Important engagement Lament family, lady a n^^ nt '° n ,na °
bats. Harry Alijster. the man wltn a hundred isces Last week of the lamous entertalneM
Manhattan Comertv 4-* torrljc bit Ihe Tabasco learn. F.lke and Scmon Tne talk of tho
City—MARION KF.RNER'B vTtiIONS OK ART-New Pictures; positively the last week.
L"TI A_A~I«- Thoo+A* C. M. WOOD, Lessee and Treasurer.
OS AllgeleS Tfieater B . C , WTATT, Manager.
Summer Engagement Summer Prices
Tomorrow Night-FOUR NIGHTS ONLY, June 21, 23, 24, 25—Satur'y Bargain Matinee.
CARL MARTEN'S Grand and Comle /7>» J J"
Opera Company, presenting Mr Arthur (jflQ Cf/fttlCS Of
Sudan's MUSIC. (Orchestra SO and 760.
Beats now on ■ale. Tel Mam 70. I Balcony. M and 50c. Gallery, 78c.
ganta Fe Route Announcements
*San *D/ogo and Coronado S&eacA Gxcursion
July Ist and 2d. *3.00 for the round trip, good for return 30 days.
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, Leave Downey avenue..,*B:l9, 9:43 a. m., *l:19. 5:24, *6:49 p. m.
OramS Leave La Grande Station *8:30, 9:53 a.m., 1:30,5:35, 7:00 p.m.
===== Leave Central avenue... ."8:44,10K)7 a. m., 1:42, 5:47, «7:12 p. m.
•gundaya only, Sundays lait train leaves the Beach returning at 8p m.
To Beautiful Santa Barbara
* „ _ « ( f»b ; - 2
UAroe Zropu/ar excursions • • • < Jtuy. 12-/3
3-DOLLAR ROUND TRIP, GOOD FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS ( Sept. S-/0
stop-over at Ventura both ways If desired. The most comprehensive Interior and lea
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Los Angeles Ticket Office, 229 South Spring Street,
. „ .T. — *.*!!..,-. 1.1..,! HOST PHENOMENAL ROD AND
Santa oataiina isiana keel fishing in tub woklo
Homed the Leaping Tnna. "Acrobat of the Sea." The Famed Marine Gardens. The great
stage rldo and other novel features. Perfect arrangement lor campers. Camp lots with water
Jreefor the season with round trip tickets of W. T Co. ~
_Zr . . cm j , Always open found trip dally. Bunday excursions allow three
jtotoi ///etropoie heurs on the island tee railroad time tables
Full inlormatlon and illustrated pamphlets from
BANNING COMPANY, 222 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, _
A laS» ~ + r«»iiiaissi tit-ia WEST SECOND STREET
A Ithouse Fruit t»ompany open »v nignt. Tel. Main w
FANCY FRUIT AND VEOKTABIES—We receive fresh from Sto6 times per day, di
rect Irom ranches, Raspberries, strawberries, Blackberries, Currants. Gooseberries and full stock
of vegetables. All our vegetables raised with pure water. It pays to trade at headquarters,
Cowm TWELFTH AND GRAND AViNUB
WllShire OStriCn rami Flnmed giants, tggs, leathers lor >«le.
TB THE ONLY OSTRICH FARM WHERE FEATHER* ARt, MANUFACTURED.
producers in Eastern Oregon. The night
shift was laid off for repairs, and tihw bold
thieves must have secured several thous
and dollars, as after tthe tiheft 11200 was ob
tained from the leavings by the owners.
AMERICAN SECURITIES
Show a Decided Depression on the Lon
don Exchange
LONDON, June 19.—There has been a
slightly better demand for discount as the
half year approaches, but the Improvement
in the rates is purely temporary.
The stock exchange was dull and prices
relapsed generally. The chief feature was
the collapse of from 2 to 3 per cent to Bra
zilians on the publication of the funding
scheme. ,
American railway securities showed a dis
tinct all around decline, but the undertone
was strong and any favorable war news
would undoubtedly have a quick effect.
Among the principal declines were: St.
Paul 2V4, Union Pacific preferred 2%, Erie
first, 2V4, Union Pacific 1%. Northern Pa
cific, 1%, L. and N. 1%, Atchison preferred
I*4-
Grand Trunk sold largely from the prov
ince 2% lower, seconds 1 point lower, thirds
1% off and Guaranteed 1% per cent off.
Canadian Pacifies show a decline •* WsV
South American railway securities shared
fully in the depression.
Minnesota's Maximum
PORTLAND, Or., Junw 19.—Early this
morning a special train over the Northern
Pacific arrived from St. Paul with 311 men
and three commissioned officers to recruit
the Thirteenth Minnesota voluntwsr regi
men* to Its maximum.
They left, .shortly after for Saw Franelsco
In a special train over the Southern Pacific.
In every seat of Hie train boxes of lunch
and a pail of strawberries ha* been placed
early in the evening by women of the Ore
gon Emergency corps. The seats and walls
of the cars were brightened with ftoweTS
In profusion.
American Transports Sighted
HONG KONG, June 19.—Tho British
steamer Yuen Sang, which arrived from
Manila on June 14th, reports that, a railway
director who went out on the line on a lo
comotive was fired on by Insurgents at tho
barracks, four kilometers outside of Man
ila. The Yuen Sang also reports that the
railroad station is being fortified. The
Spaniards, it is said, are demoralized, and
it was expected when the steamer left that
they would retire to the citadel by the l«th.
On leaving Manila the Yuen Sang sighted
a number ot vessels, believed to be American
| transports. .
TROOPS FOR DEWEY
REINFORCEMENTS UNDOUBTED
LY SAFE IN MANILA
City of Peking Passed Thursday Last
Seventy Miles From That Port.
The Other Ships Near
HONG KONG, June 19.—(Special to The-
Herald.) There Is no doubt that reinforce
mente reached Admiral Dewey either last
Tuesday evening or Wednesday. The lirat
Manila expedition from San Francisco was
due to arrive June 14, and advices which
have reached) here Indicate) that the ships
were on time. The steamer Yuen Sang ar
rived here from Manila yesterday, bring
ing refugees. The captain reports that on
last Tuesday tie sighted) a large steamer
seventy milts out from Manila. His de
scription et the vessel leaves no doubt that
she was til* City of Felting, of the American
fleet. The steamers City of Sidney, the
Australia and the cruiser Charleston were
probably not far away. This Is the first
expedition to reach Admiral Dewey, and
fts arrival has itrenigtherted'hilm greatily.
Passed a Transport
LONDON, June 19.—The Hong Kong cor
respondent of the Tlnwa say*:
"The rebels hold Manila at their mercy,
but Admiral Dewey Is anxious that the
American troops should have the> honor o*
receiving tthe Spanish l ctfpltlilalteni. The
steamer Yuew Sang reports pa.='»ing the
Unified States troop ship City of Peking on
the morning of the 15th near Manila."
CANNOT BELIEVE IT
Madrid Has Heard From Manila But
Not Officially
PARIS, June 19.—The Madrid correspon
dent of the Temps says that It Is reported
there that Manila has capitulated, though
the ministers have not received any newe
to that effect.
The correspondent also says that Senor
Romero Glron, the minister of the colonies,
stated that If Governor General AugUßtl
has made over his power to General San
ders to govern Manila, General Sanders will
attempt a sortie.
According to the same authority, the
Spanish consuls at Hong Kong, Shanghai
and Singapore have been ordered to organ
ise at any cost the most rapid communica
tion with the portions of the archipelago?
still under Spanish authority.
Anxious to Bail
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19.—Major Gen
eral Merritt may sail for Manila on the
erulser Philadelphia, which has Just re
ceived orders to be ready for sea by July 1.
The prospective governor general of the
Philippines Is anxious to reach the Islands
as soon as possible, and It has been assumed
that he would go on the Indiana on the
third fleet of the transports. However, ha
would be somewhat hampered by the slow
progress of these vessels, while If he goes
on the Philadelphia he will probably reach
Manila, fully as soon as the troops under
General McArthur. Major General Otis
trill go with the fourth squadron.
They Will Not Be Needed
MADRID, June 19, 4 p. m.—Captain Au
non, mln later ot marina, who arrived at
Carthaajena yesterday and Inspected tha
Ironclad Lepanto, reports that the Lepanto
and Princess da Austria will bs ready tor
sea ln a month.

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