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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, MAY 12, iSflfc.
C0HM0D0RE DEWEY AND BIS FLAGSHIP THE OLYMPIA. (Continued from First Page.) Forts on shore opened fire first. Terrific bombardment of the American ships soon ended the light. Four hundred Spaniards are reported killed, this including two commanders. American ships are apparently uninjured. Manila may be bombarded now. The step was expected unless there was a surrender. Consul Williams left Manila just in time to reach Hong Kong and join Commodore Dewey's fleet before it sailed to the Philippines. Williams is supposed to have carried to the Com modore complete data regarding the defense of Manila, and particularly the mines and torpedoes in the harbor. This, with the information supplied by the insurgent chiefs, probably enabled Dewey to take his fleet safely into the harbor at night. ' .... I I ' OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC CC000X)0000000000000 3 IMM- N Mil, H" Having carefully bottled up all the "blowing" done by our competitors during the past few months we are now able to offer the public FREE WIN D, and you will find same on tap a little to the East of our King street store door, also near our JBicyde dis play in the store. hverybody is welcome to wind, and the connections will 'fit any wheel. By the "Zealandia" we have another shipment of RAMBLERS and COLUMBIAS; also an Enameling Oven for our Repair Depart ment. For new wheels, or for tha best repair work, go to E. O. HALL & SON, Ld. J: oooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooo Associate Press Dispatch 3. F. Chronicle. A LARGE INCREASE OF BUSINESS. NEW .YORK, April 5. The sales of the Remington Standard Typewriter, the world over, for March this year, largely exceeded any previous month in its his tory. Typewriter sales are a good barometer of general q industrial conditions. 0000000XX0XXX)0000XX00 oooooooooooooooo H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd,, Sole Agents, Hamakua Plantation, Paauilo, Hawaii, H. I. Mr. J. G. Spencer, Pacific Hardware Co., Honolulu. Dear Sir: The Secretary Disc Plow I pur chased from you is giving us satisfaction. We are using it to plow under a crop of lupins. They are three feet high and very thick. Your plow turns them completely under, at the same time plowing the land fourteen inches deep. I feel satisfied that with this plow the draft for the same quantity and depth of work is as 6 to 8. That is, with the old plow, to do the same work, it takes 8 good mules; with your plow it takes only 6, and they are less tired at night. Please send me another plow by first schooner leaving for this. You are at liberty to use this in any wayyou may see fit. Yours truly, A. LIDGATE. LONDON, May The Madrid correspondent of the Stand ard, telegraphing at midnight, says: "Senor Agueilera, the civil governor of .Madrid, has just posted on tl ie walls of the Home Otlice the customarv pro clamation intimating that the civil authorities consider the circumstances justify the handing over to the military author ities the mission of keeping order. -Lieutenant-C.eneral Daban. captain-general of Madrid, has assumed charge and the first military patrols have just ap peared in the Puerto del Sol. The measure has been taken in consequence of the attitude of certain political parties since yesterday. The whole garrison is ready in barracks." (Special to the S. F. Bulletin). NEW YOKK, May 4. A Key West dispatch says: It is understood that this city is to be placed under martial law on Friday, and the first step of the military will be to arrest a dozen Americans who are known to be in the employ of Spain. The blockade of Cuba has been more or less of a failure, and a number of small craft have succeeded in reaching Ha vana and Mantanzas with supplies. An oflicer of the Iowa says there is proof that the Italian man-of-war fJiovanni Iiausan landed ammunition in Havana. (Special to the S. F. Bulletin). NEW YORK, May 4. A Key West dispatch says: Late intelligence regarding the movements of Sampson's fleet shows it is the intention of the Admiral to attack and occupy Porto Pico before the Spanish fleet arrives. After destroying the base of supplies there the American fleet will put to sea in search of the Spanish vessels. NEW YOKK, May 4. A dispatch fro mKey West says: The crew of the United States steamer Eagle, formerly the yacht Almy, are positive that one Spanish gunboat was sunk in the fight at Cienfuegos, and that a torpedo boat was badly damaged. It was necessary to stop the Spaniards' gunnery, which was excellent. One shot knocked two feet off the Eagle's bowsprit, and two flew over the decks. The Eagle was alone at the beginning and the Spanish had ten boats, but the little ship edged in as close as possible. The Eagle's people say the Spaniards did excellent shooting. The cruiser Marble head, steaming up, got a warm reception, but made the Span iards run. Both ships fired over a hundred shots each. LISBON, Mav 4. News has been received here to the effect that the Spanish Cape Verde Squadron has returned to join the Spanish fleet near Cadiz, which is nearly ready for sea. It is added that the combined fleet of Spain will shortly start for American waters. WASHINGTON, May 4. The government has obtained possession either by purchase or charter of the Pacific Mail steamship City of Pekin, now at San Francisco, and she will be put in condition to sail by the 15th at the latest, with coal, stores and troops for Manila. PARIS, May 3. General Woodford, former United States Minister at Madrid, is a passenger on board La Touraine, which left Havre Saturday for New York. ON BOARD TOE HERALD-CALL DISPATCH-BOAT, SOMMERS N. SMITH, off Key, via Key West, Fla., May 2. The cruisers Marblehead and Nashville and the converted yacht Eagle, forming the fourtli division of the North Atlantic squadron and under command of Commander Bowman H. McCalla of the Marblehead, sailed the early part of last week for the south coast of Cuba. The division arrived off Cienfue gos on Friday morning. About 10 o'clock the Nashville sight ed a steamer to the westward and began a chase. After a couple of hours the steamer was hove to by a shot across her bows, and an armed boat's crew was sent aboard. The prize proved to be the Spanish mail steamer Argonata, bound from Batabano for Cienfuegos. The Argonata is an iron steamer of about 500 tons burden, single screw and two masted, schooner rigged, laden with general cargo and carry ing forty passengers. Among the latter were ten Spanish officers and ten soldiers. These, with their arms and accoutre ments and 500 rounds of ammunition, were transferred to the Nashville. The prize was captured about eight miles west of Cienfuegos. The Marblehead steamed toward the Nashville; and the Argonata and Eagle remained at the entrance to the harbor. The Venezuela, a mail steamer from Havana, bound to Cienfuegos with mails, dispatches, etc., was captured by the Nashville off Cienfuegos with General Vincente de Cortejo and his staff in all ten officers and 100 soldiers aboard. These were all detained as prisoners of war. WAR NOTES. KEY WEST, April 30. It is stated by Cubans tonight that Blanco is burn ing the interior towns of Cuba, and it is believed the truth of the statement is established by the great volumes of smoke which were noticed rising from the interior of the island yesterday. means of preparations." w m m iv 7 WAR CONFERENCE AT THE "WIIITE IIOUSE. State conferences at the White House are not unusual occurrences, but there ar. tunes when they are of more than ordinary importance. When the President con fers vrith a trio from the fighting: branch of his large family the situation is excep tionally interesting. Profitable Returns ' leu you hi Are what business men? have a right to expect from well managed legitimate en terprises. Hundreds fail where one succeeds, not from want of merit in the goods offered for sale, but because of a lack of the right kind of knowledge as to what their customers require. A good Carriage, Buggy or Harness don't forget to exam ine my stock. IT IS THE MOST COMPLETE K THE ISLANDS. I can make vou nrfres whirh will inter est you and which defy competition. Just received, ex "Albert:" Extra Fine Surreys. Roomy seats furnished in latest styles. I guarantee all goods. SCHUMAN'S CARRIAGE AND HARNESS REPOSITORY. Fort St., above Club Stables. A Cup of Coffee With one's breakfast is the most relished wkei properly made, nor is that all the coffee must not only be a grade, but freshly ground. We have an excellent coffee mill (3 sizes)? suitable for the kit chen wall, and just as a flyer we will sell them for 20 cts. each former price 50 cts. 20 Cts., 20 Cts., 20 Cts., 20 Cts. We have a coffee pot that will make a delicious cup of coffee in a remarkably short space of time. Sanitary Plumbing a Specialty. JOHN NOTT. 75-79 KING ST. TELi NO. 31 WATSON, LAIDLAW & CO.'S Water -Or iven Centri VIENNA, April 30 The newspapers of this city unanimously declare that the Emperor Francis Joseph has not contributed and will not contribute to the Spanish national fund being rais ed for the purpose of increasing the strength of the Spanish navy. The offer of the British Consul-Gen-eral at Manila to place all Chinese subjects in the Philippines under pro tection of the British flag was rejected by the Spanish Captain-General Au gustin. The official note says: "This news caused surprise, although people are accustomed to the methods of those who direct British interest." MADRID, May 3. Weyler's organ, El Liberal, has made a bitter attack on the Government. EI Liberal says: "It is unfair to blame the enemy for possessing forces superior to ours, but what is worthy of being blamed with all possible vehemence is this infam ous Government, which allowed our in feriority without neutralizing it by KINGSTON, (Jamaica), May 3. The direct West India Cable Company has received the following notification from Barbadoes: "The Government has established a censorship at this station to supervise and control the forwarding aijd delivery of telegrams with the view to carrying out strictly the neutrality laws." LONDON, May 3. A special dis patch from Madrid states that it is Spain's intention to unite her naval forces to crush the American squadron in Cuban waters. Which does away with two-thirds of the floor space, three-fourths of the oil, and the whole of the belting required for drying sugar with the ordinary machine. May be seen in motion on application to- 212 Queen St. ROBERT CATTON Ell CATTON, WEILL & 0. Founders and Machinists. 213 Queen St., bet. Alakea and Richards Sts., Honolulu. Invite Enquiries for General Ironwork; Iron and Brass Cast ings. Ships' Blacksmiths. Cemetery Railings and Crestings Made to Order: Samples on Hand. REPAIRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. 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