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GLANCES OVER NORTHWEST ITEMS from three states. Flae Proapecta for Large Yield of Fralt-KipeHncßllßK With Kant tra Oyatera in WllUpa Bay—War Spirit Arwuaed la All 9ectloas— Kotca la General. State Superintendent Brown has appor tioned Clarke county $7883.08 of the state school fund. An athletic club has organized at Ellensburg, with 15 charter members. Two large whales were caught by In dians last week near Ozette. A large quantity of oil was secured. Rev. R. H. Manier, one of the trustees of the Cheney noraml school, announces that a principal and a teacher for the training department have been engaged for the fall school. In Montesano. a number of grocers, dry goods and hardware dealers have signed an agreement to close at 7 o'clock in the evenings during the summer moot lis. Hoquiam's new water system is no longer a prospect. Work had been or dered to begin June 10, and Jhree miles of large water pipe is now on its way here. Water will be brought from the Little Hoquiam river, and the plant' completed during the coming year. A new school building for the Indians is to be built on the Lummi reservation. The new building will probably cost be tween $3000 and $4000, and yill be com pleted in time for the fall term of school. In Whatcom county many of the shin gle mills, which closed down under the reeent agreement to act in unison for up holding prices, have again started up, owing to reported infractions of the com pact. The outlook for the fruit crop in the vicinity of Colfax is excellent, and there will probably be a large yield of all kinds. Grain, too, is in good condition, and a few more showers will insure a large yield. J. C. Hubbell of Kllensburg has two settings of Mongolian pheasants' eggs hatching and hopes to have some chicks about the first of June. His experiment will be watched with much interest, and it successful, will be followed up by oth ers, says the Capital. Dr. MeCauley se cured the eggs for him in the Willamette valley. / The Lewis county board of commission ers has agreed to accept $45,000 in full payment for all taxes due Jjewis county from the Northern Pacific Railway com pany including those of 1807. According to the record, the company owed nearly $64,000. Litigation resulted in a decision against the county being rendered by Judge llanford recently. At its last meeting the board hired counsel to pros ecute the county's claim. The settlement was made on the advice of the attorneys. It is considered a good one. It has been decided by the receiver of the Port Townsend Steel and Wire Nail company that it will be necessary to Bell the entire nail plant and every thing connected therewith on the 18th day of June at public auction, for cash, for whatever it will bring. It is impos sible to wait any longer, and consequently the business of the company will be wound up in a few days. The highest bidder will get the concern this time, no matter how low the prices may be, says the Leader. There will probably be noth ing left for the creditors after the pre ferred claims, including court costs, re ceiver's fees, attorney's fees and taxes of about $8200 are paid out of the proceeds of the sale. Mr. Wachsmuth of Oysterville, who has been experimenting with eastern oy sters in Willapa bay, has met with en couraging success. A year ago he planted five barrels of eastern oysters in tlie bay. Last month he took to San Francisco two sacks of the matured bivalves, which met with much favor, it being declared tliat they were superior in size and flavor to the eastern opsters grown in San Fran cisco bay, that he has decided to engage in the business on ajnore extensive scale. He has received a half carload of young eastern oysters, and they will be planted in the hay. Mr. Wachsmuth and his son own 200 acres of oyster beds near Oyster ville so the plants will have ample room. Aa it ia a little late in the-,aeason to plant oysters, Mr. Wachsmuth's experiment may fail. He will plant more next fall if those planted this year fail to live. HoaUaa. The telephone to being extended from from Parrot to Dipon and Virginia City. "Dutch Harry," ope of the best known old timers in western Montana, has joined the outfit of packers that is preparing to leave for St Louis. Martin Bowser, sentenced to life im prisonment in the penitentiary for as sault, may hope no longer for a new trial, lie supreme court has affirmed the judg ment against him and the order denying • new trial. * Private Monroe and Private O'Learv of Company M, served under Gordon in quelling the Chinese rebellion and it is aaid that each to wonderfully proficient in the use of chop sticks. Koch speaks Um Chinese language fluently, and should the regiment be ordered to Manila they will run up to Hong Kong and visit old friends. Mrs. Gertrude Swiggette Wilson, well known in weatern amateur theatrical cir t lrs, has been granted a divorce in the district court at Helena on the ground of desertion and non-support. Her hus band made no defense and judgment was entered by default, lira. Wilson is the daughter of Captain 8. A. Swiggette, a well known politician, who is now acting as receiver of the Merchants' and Miners' h.nk at PUlipabarg. Mrs. Wilson for a long time lived in Spokane. Dr. leroy Southmayd of the stall of aiugaoai among ItotlW volunteers is, wfefl* a young man, aa oidttmer at the tains time. He was born in Madison Mitius Cuuntu rtus. count, "in the gulch," as the pioneers of that section say, ami is a graduate of Ann Arbor university. He practiced medi cine at Wliite Sulphur Springs a time and is consequently well known there. His name is a famous one in Montana. Leroy Southmayd, his father, liaving tak en a prominent part in the work of ex terminating the bad element from the country in the days of the vigilantes. The badge fever in Missoula is still at its height. The man who cannot support a badge of some sort is not much good. There are flags, and there are knapsacks and there aie ribbons. Children wear them, men wear them and women wear them. They are sold on the streets and in the stores. They are hawked about on the depot platform, and they are peddled around the business houses. The list of novelties in the badge line is still increasing, and the man who starts out to get a complete collection of them will have a large job on his hands. The Maine and Spain are fortunately so built that they rhyme, and this makes it easy for the oomposers of these couplets. Where the craze will stop, there is no telling. Idaho. Rev. Allan Mcßea has resigned as pas tor of the Presbyterian church at Nez Perce. He will leave in a few days for his homo at Whatcom, Washington. His health has been poor of late, and he ex pects to bo benefited by the change. At American Falls during the thunder storm the other day, while Burke's cattle outfit was bunching cattle on the bluff opposite the town, preparatory to ship ping, a bolt of lightning struck the herd. Five cows were knocked down —two of them killed on the spot Two riders w ere stunned, Nephi Walker being sick for an hour and his clothes smelling of fire; the reins of Jack Burke's bridle were cut as if with a knife his horse stumbled and the rider was knocked from his seat. Both men, however, soon recovered. Since the departure of Company F, of the First Idaho National Guards, for the seat of war, and the praise they received as being the best drilled company that re ported at Boise, the officers of the remain ing companies at Wardner are making strong efforts to have their companie« even better instructed than were the old members of Company F. Drills are held regualrly, and every member is expected to be on hand. Nearly all the members of these two companies, which are now the only organized troops in the state, are employed in mining and their labor requires that they work nights half of the time so it is arranged that the men working day shift do no drilling. Mem bers who are not working regularly drill half the time, and those working attend every drill when they are on night shift, regardless of the company that is being drilled, the drilling being the important feature, and the company organization being only a secondary matter. There is as yet nothing definite regarding an other company going from the Coeur d'AJenes in response to the last call of the president for volunteers. STARVING AT SANTIAGO. Population Discouraged and Wanta Peace. Port Au Prince, May 29.—Two Italian* who Hot out from Santiago do Cuba in a small boat on May 10, landed near Mole St. Nicholas on the 22d, arriving here to day, bringing information as to the situa tion at Santiago. The state of affairs there is critical particularly so because of the lack of food. A great many of the unfortunate people, especially the recon centrados, ore dying of starvation. The whole population is terribly discouraged and keenly desirous of peace. The arrival of the squadron under Oer vera without food supplies for the city deepened tlie general despondency. The squadron has disembarked 800 men, artil lerymen and engineers and landed 20,000 Mauser rifles, a great quantity of am munition and four big guns destined for the fortifications. In spite of the strict silence maintained by the officers and crews, the general impression was when the Italians left, that the squadron would set sail for San Juan, Puerto Rico, to ob tain supplies and land ammunition there. SELF-DOCTORING BY SOLDIERS. Privates Instructed What to Do Whes Wounded In Buttle. The wounded In a modern land battls have small chance of immediate rescue, says tlie lxmdon Mail. It is not possible to remove them from the fighting during the conflict, because the hospital bearers attempting the task would be killed. The best that con be hoped is to attend to them within the next 24 hours. This stern fact having been realized, instruction has been given to every private in the Unit ed States army in the art of taking care of himself in case he is hurt, lie carries at his belt what ia called a "first-aid-pac ket," containing a roll of bandages, an antiseptics compress and an antiseptic gauze, inclosed in a soiled rubber casing. If he gets a bullet wound and is in ■ condition to use his wits, he stuffs a plug of the gauze into the hole and applies a bandage. This may save bis life and give the sergon a chance when there is an op portunity for treating him. Irvlis K. tkotl Goes to HhiU. San iVuciaco, May 28 — Irving M. Bcott of the Union lion works, han gone to St. Petersburg ti> consult with the czar's government regarding the building of Russian warships in this city. On Tuesday last he received a message from St. Petersburg congratulating him on the pcrtorman e of the Oregun and asking nuu to go to that city. Over 7,000,000 Kaster eggs were this year imported into England from Ham burg. The total length of the world's trie graph system has now reached 4,M)H.MI . miles TO GOVERN THE PHILIPPINES IS GIVEN LARGE AUTHORITY. Oeaeral Merritt Recelvea Rxhaaa* tlve Instruction®—Twenty Thou sand Men for the Kxpedltlon— Cable From America by Way of Hawaii. New York. May 31.—The state depart ment has mailed to General Merritt his exhaustive instructions for the govern ! ment of the Philippines, says the Wash ington correspondent of the Tribune. These embody not only full details for the control of the military and naval forces in establishing United States sov ereignty over the Philippine group, which were prepared by the war and navy de partments for incorporation in the in structions, but are understood to clothe the commanding general with greater dis cretionary powers than have ever up to this time been granted to an agent of this government. Except in his relations with foreign powers, growing out of possible complications in the east, which are to be referred to Washington for negotiation, General Merritt's control of affairs will he practically supreme. The instructions throughout bear every evidence that the United States intends to retain permanent control of ths islands. In this connection it is understood to day that arrangements are already being mude to lay a cable from San Francisco by way of Hawaii, directly to Manila and that work will be undertaken as u matter of necessity the moment the authority for expenditure can be secured from con gress. Twenty Thousand Men. By direction of the president formal orders have been prepared for issue today adding 8000 men to the department of the Pacific under General Merritt, increasing the force to 20,000 men. While General Merritt was promised a week ago that this increase Mould be made if possible, difficulties insurmountable in character were presented and it was only on the success achieved by the war department yesterday, in securing the execution of contracts much earlier than anticipated, that it was found possible to redeem the promise. These related not only to transportation but to the arms, ammu nition, uniform and other requisite equip ment, it having been feasible up to this time to secure these essentials for only 12,000 men. General Merritt was informed last night of the improved prospects for augment ing his force and was requested to desig nate such additional volunteer regiments from the east as he desired for duty in the Philippines with the assurance that his wishes would be respected. It is understood that he contemplates asking for at least one regiment from New York, another from Illinois and from the District of Columbia a third. It is likely Colonel Jay Torrey's mounted Rocky mountain riflemen will be added to the expedition, which is thus far de ficient in the cavalry arm. WHIPPED A SPANISH FORCE. Pa ft of Gonei'a Army Seised Food aad Ammunition. London, May 30.—A dispatch to the Standard from Key West says: Intelligence lias been received here from Cuba that a portion of the army of On eral Gomez, consisting of IKK) cavalry and 600 infantry, on Saturday at daylight at tacked, captured and held for two hours the town of Reroedios, in the province of Santa Clara, The Cubans wrere commanded by Oar illo, and the object of the attack was to capture a supply of provisions sent there three days before to the Spanish troops, who numbered 3000 mi n. fhe Cubans loot ed the place of everything edible, which was sent to General Gomez, as well as 304 Mauser rifles and 30,000 rounds of am munition. The loss of the Cubans was four killed and three wounded. The Spaniards lost 32 killed and 30 wounded. THE KONIANA VOLUNTEERS. Fo«r Trail Load* Have Arrived la Nab PranrUro. Han Pitscisco, May 29. —Four train loads of Montana volunteers arrived in this city yesterday. The Red Croas So ciety had prepared a breakfast of sand wiches and coffee for the soldiers after which they were lined up for the march to Camp Richmond. The men were given a magnificent re ception by the people of this city, who gathered by thousands along the line of march, cheering them, and aa the soldiers marched along they were presented with flowers and fruits in abundance. The troops were in good physical con dition, but were a little fatigued from their long confinement on the cars. Their camping grounds at Camp Richmond had been prepared for them and before even ing the men will be comfortably settled in their new quarters. Lee Nsstle to Orfsslsc Cavalry. Denver, May 29. —A News special from Washington says: Senator Lee Mantle of Montana may organize a provisional cavalry regiment in the mountain states, of which he would go to the front as colonel. He has already received tenders of enough com panies from Montana alone to make the regiment, but he feels other mountain states will desire and should be given op portunity to contribute troops if the regi ment is to be organized. Go With Merrltt. Washington May 29.—Brigadier Gener als Charles King, F. V. Green and Har rison Gray Otis were ordered to report to ! General Merritt for assignnynt to duty [with the expedition to the Jailippines. r ; KITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 1, 1898. NEW CALL OF VOLUNTEERS. Part Will De I'aed to Fill Present Regiments. Wshington ,May 30.—About 20 gover nors of states and territories have replied to Secretary Alger's telegrams asking for their views regarding the tilling of the present volunteer regiments to their max imum strength before beginning the for mation of new organizations. Some of these indiiate a preference for the recruit ing of entirely new regiments as, under the first call, leaving the present organiza tions with the number of men now con tained in them, though practically all promise the governinen any amount of troops that are wanted. It is the pres ident's desira, however, that the organiza tions already formed should be tilled to their maximum strength as tho law pro vides and this policy will be carried out in the recruiting under tne second call. The apportionment to the states has been made up but not yet given to the public. Through urgent representations to Secre tary Alger some of the states were |>er mitted under the first call to furnish a greater number of troops than they were legally entitled to on the basis of popu lar representation. Consequently in rais ing the 75,000 men under the second call these inequalities will be remedied as far as practicable with the result that some of the states may not be called on to furnish any of the men needed. This course probably may give rise to discon tent in states where men wish to serve, but it is regarded as the only fair way to proceed. Adjutant General Corbin said that it had been definitely decided to<lay to use a>K)ut 50,000 of the volunteers to be raised under the new call in filling out deficient regiments already organized under the old call. It would take about that num ber he thought, to fill each company up to the maximum limit of 1(HM) men. The remaining 25,000 men will be organized into regiments of three l>attalions each and distributed among the states and ter ritories in exactly the same proportion as under the first call. No cavalry however, would be accepted, and only a limited number of artillery. NEW BRITISH COMMANDER Force® In Canada Will lie Com manded by Lord Seymour. Halifax, N. S., May 30.—Lieutenant General Alexander Montgomery-Moore, who for the past five years has been in command of the Hritish troops in the do minion, vacated the appointment today. His successor in command of the domin ion forces is Ix»rd William Seymour son of the Lite Admiral Sir George Francis | Seymour, brother of the fiftji Marquis of Hereford, and himself one of the best known and be*t-liked officers in her maj esty's army. I»rd Seymour began his career in the navy in 1854, but after a year of service with the Italtic fleet, he joined the army as lieutenant and went with the forces to the Crimea, being then but 17 years of age. He is now lieutenant general with nn R. opposite his name in the army list as an indication that he has been rewarded for meritorious service. He has l>een as sistant military secretary and assistant quartermaster general of the British ar my, and in 1882 had command of the Cold streams in Kgypt. He was in the en gagement at Tel-el-Maskuta and at the battle of Tel el-Kebir. I He and his sisters, one of whom is the i widow of the late Prince Victor of Ho henlolie Langcnburg, were in 1871 given the rank of marquis' children. KILLED BY A CRAZY GREASER Dronkrn Half Breed Mexleaa «oes Forth to Murder. Albuquerque, N. M., May 29.—Joseph Romero, while crazed with drink, shot and almost instantly killed 8 year-old Fe lipe Abannon and injured Arturo Garcia so that he will die. Previous to this Ro mero attempted to kill Kunicio Anaya, but his gun refused to respond to his mur derous desire. Romero tilled up on whiskey here and started for Atrisio, on the other side of the river. Coming upon the Anaya boy playing in the road he attempted to shoot him, without success. A little further on he met a number of children playing together and opening fire on them, killed young Abannon and fatally wounded Ar turo Garcia. Romero was raptured by Sheriff II üb bell who w,as compelled to stand off the populace at the point of a gun in order to get the murderer ni jail. A lynching I is threatened. BITTER AGAINST WOLSELEY. Spaniards Nay He Is Too Opea In Friendship for Aaierica. London. May 30. —The Madrid corres pondent of the Times says: The recent statement of Lord Woiseley, the com ma nder-in thief of the British army, in conversation With the corres pondent of the Associated Press in I»n --don that the United States would make a mistake in attempting to invade Ouba with volunteers who are not fully drilled and disciplined on being cabled hack from New York, still more excited popular feel ing against England. Spaniards regard it as indecorous for the commander in chief of a friendly power to proclaim his sympathy with America and to advise the latter as to the be«t method of invad ing a Spanish possession. An English lady sent the Pope an Kas ter egg of the value of 5,000. It contain ed a ruby and diamond ring. In Englaad 019 breweries were closed during tha year. Nearly all ol these were suuill houses of the home-brewed c!*m> The number of churches Is hs* grown from 167 in 1870 to 639. \ AROUND THE Mill! CAMPS DECISION IN A MONTANA CASE. The Apex ran»lnv Th routeh an Knd Line and a Side Llue-Wurklni; Placers In Idaho—Activity In Okanogan County, Washington— Mica Scar Keadrlck—Monte Crlsto Kspects to Ship Soon. The celebrated Hlackrock-Niagara case has been decided in the supreme court at Washington, the decision of the lower in thecourt being sustained, he case was I tried in the district court of Silver How county, Mont., in July, 1892. The plain | tiffs were William P. Forbis, James W. j Forbis, Meyer Genzberger and W. F. Fitz gerahl, who owned two-thirds of the Ni agara, W. A. Clark owning the other third. The defendants were W. A. Clark and J. K. Clark, owners of the Hlackrock. The two claims adjoint, the south side line of the Niagara being also the north side line of the ltlackrock. The apex of the vein in controversy passes through the west end line of the Hlackrock and crosses the common side line 513 feet westerly from the. east end line of the Hlackrock and continues across the Ni agara, passing out of the east end line thereof. The vein dip(>cd to the south. It was alleged that the owners of the Hlackrock had extracted ore from that vein on its dip at a point- under the apex which was on the Niagara, and plaintiffs were given judgment for $27,242.40, the alleged amount of ore extracted. A mo tion for a new trial was denied and in November, 1805, the supreme court of Montana affirmed the judgment of the lower court in denying a new trial. 'Hie case was then taken to the supreme court, and some time ago arguments were heard, J. W. Forbis appearing for the plaintiffs and Governor R. H. Smith for the defend ants. 'Hie decision of the district court in this case followed the principle laid down in the King-Amy-Silversmith case, holding that the Niagara owners were entitled to an accounting against the Hlackrock for the ore taken from the dip of the vein under the apex, which was on Niagara ground and east of the point where the apex pasMnl wholly within the Niagara premises. This case differed from the Amy-Silversmith in this: In i the Amy-Silversmith the vein passed through two side lines, crossing the loca tion diagonally. In the Hlackrock-Nia gara case the a|»ex passes through an end line and a side line. The amount of the judgments with interest to date is ovei $40,1 MM). The I'rlfßl I.Hkr I'lnrrm. PrmpM'ton have recently staked out a large amount of placer ground on the bar between Moulder and Cold Creeks in the Priest lake di»Lrict of Idaho. It in claimed by the parties who did the work that they were employed by a syndicate of Spokane and eastern capitalists. It if said that the syndicate will put in a large hydraulic plant. Tliey will take the water from lioulder creek, where a good head can be obtained high above the bars. There can l»e little doubt of the success of the enterprise if properly conducted as gold can lie found in many places in this bar. In some places it has been found in sutlicicnt quantity to warrant working with sluices in a small way. Work of this nature will probably l>e done on Cold creek this season. Considerable coarse gold has been taken out of Mold creek in the immediate vicinity of the falls. Claims were staked on (told creek many years ago when Idaho was a territory. No one here nows who the early prospector! were but there are indications that they met with encouraging results. On Mount Chnpneon. At the Molden Zone on Mount Cha pacca, in Okanogan county, Washington, work is steadily progressing on the tun nel which has penetrated the mountain over 4(10 feet, giving a vertical depth of IMH) feet, the greatest depth in Okanogan. The present workings disclose six feet of beautiful high grade honey combed white quartz, absolutely free milling, much of it allowing free gold to the naked eye. It has been estimated that 85 per cent of the values can be saved on the tables. The work done has developed a mine of great value. Manager Kingsbury has shippe quantities of ore to Fraser, Chal mers and others for mill testa and states that a complete milling plant with a daily capacity of 35 to 40 tons, with free van ners, will be ordered shipped to Johnson creek during high water in the Okanogan river, and w ill be set in position and run ning early the coming fall. The company also has several desirable mill sites and a valuable water right with a fall of 200 feet to furnish power for the new plant. Preparing for Drrdflnv. The Basic Mining Company Is building a dredge to operate at Placerville is the rejiort from lioise, Idaho. The boat for the dredge has been built and the ma chinery is arriving. The boat is 100 feet long, 40 feet wide and draws 3$ feet of water. The stream will be dammed to make a pond in which to tloat it. The dredge is to be o()crated by electric force generated by water power and the plant for the purpose is elaborate. Fourteen miles of ditch and Hume have been con st ructed and the power afforded will amount at the minimum to 500 horse power, the fall being 350 feet. The wa ters of Crimes creek are used and the power w ill l»e conveyed to the dredge over 12 miles of wire. The company is also building 20 miles of wagon road and a telephone line will connect power house and dredge. The company owns 24 miles of creek bottoms along Crimes, Wolf and Cranite creeks and in Boyles* guleh. Mien Mine Nenr Kendrlek. A most important discovery has been made on Odar creek, near Kendrick, Ida ho, by H. L. Patterson of a fine ledge J containing some of the best mica yet found in this section. A number of bodies of mica have been developed in this see- I tion of Idaho with but poor result, ss most of them were scattering and not of sufficient size to warrant working. Mr. Patterson has opened up 10 feet and se eured sheets from four to six inches square, and lias returns from samples sent out that iiidi*ate that the quality is ex* eel lent. A Spur to Monte Crlsto Mine. F. P. (lutein, general manager of the Columbia & Western railway,was in Ross land the other day, and hatl a consulta tion with George K. Pfunder. managing director and superintendent of the Monte I'risto Mining company, in reference to the placing of a switch from the main track of the Columbia &. Western to the Monte Cristo mine. The result is that the survey of the spur will be made, and immediately thereafter the work of con struction will be commenced. The spur will be about half a mile ill length. While this is In-ing uilt, the shipping of ore will l>c begun. I*nlmcr Mountain. At the big Palmer mountain tunnel in Okanogan county, Washington, excel lent progress is l>eing made, the workings In-ing now over 1000 feet from the portal, with a vertical depth of altout 7(H) feet. The formation varies but little, being a well mineralized diorite with occasional senilis and bunches of quart/ and persist entlv hard, but as a rule breaking to good advantage. The formation is so hard that timbering has been dispensed with the last few hundred feet. SAMPSON OFF KEY WEST. Ilattleshlps Motlnnlcus I mlcr a Tropical Sun. On Hoard the Associated Prow Dispatch Hoat Wanda, Key Wont, May 21*.- Sun day, with tho fleet waiting, watching ill silent, sunlit scan, a group «»f great battle sliips unitionlcss under the tropical hiiii, broad decks, scorched and seared by day, languid and dreamy under the stars by night, a licet of powerful sea lighters, an army uf brave men drifting at sea wait ing for something to do—that tells the story of Hear Admiral Sampson's lleet for many days and nights. 'Hie ships of the Meet stand close together in small groups. Hour after Iwmr passes and the position .s not changed, (treat volumes of smoke occasionally issue from the funnels and curl unswayed by the wind into the sky. The men drag impatiently through the diills and crawl impatiently away into the shaded nooks of the decks and grumldc at the inactivity. During the day the music on board swells far out over the silent water, and at night voices are plain ly heard from ship to ship. Stretching away to the sea line the sky is gleaming and motionless and one can scarcely imag < tie it the same sea that has been tumbling for weeks punt* It in a picture of trop ical languor. Nrlhuil In Innetlvlt>. Hut there is method in Simpson's inac tivity. t'ntil he is definitely advised that the Spanish fleet is imprisoned in Santiago de Cuba harbor he is here in a position to move quit kly in any direction w here the S|ntuish ships muy appear. If the Span iards should escape Sell ley and make for eastern seaports of the I'nited States he is in a position in a few hours run to cut them oir ill the Windward pisrAge. One or more scout boats are kept ill that |swi tion constantly. On the other hand if the Spaniards should come around the western end of Cuba with the hope of get ting into fLivaiia he is here where he can intercept them on short notice. It is irksome to wait here day ufter day. A most vigilant watch is kept by the fleet day and night in ho|>e that the Swin ish lleet may come in sight. The sailors hang over the rails scanning the horizon and the gunners lie in the shadow of the big rifles, longing for a chance to see the monsters thundeiing. THOOPS TO SET SAIL FOR CUBA (irn. Shaffer's nnd the lien! Vulnnlrrr llrKlnirnlß Will Go. New York, May 29. —A special dispatch to the Tribune from Waahintgon says: Orders have at last gone forward to Major General Shafter at Tampa to em bark the greater |>ortion of his corps, in cluding all the regulars and a few of the most ctlicicnt volunteer regimentir on board the transporta gathered at that place and the aggressive military move ment which has been so frequently pre dicted and so often delayed for one cause or another is an accomplished fact before the end of this week. The strongest units of Admiral Sampson's reorganized squad ron will convoy the expedition and cover its landing at a point now definitely desig nated. Simultaneously the most rigid censor ship of press dispatches that has so far been undertaken by the government will be put into operation at Tampa and Key West tonight and no message relating to the movements of troops or ships, or in any way speculating upon the expedition will be permitted on the wires. If this means of preventing publication of infor mation which would be excei'dingly valu able to Spain is not wholly successful, the censorship will lie promptly extended to j the mails. It can be confidently asserted that beyond the secretary of war and sec retary of the navy, the president will per mit no civilian to enjoy his confidence in this mutter until a landing on the foreign territory shall have been actually accom plished and General Shafter himself will have sculed orders, whose contents will be i known only to General Miles and General J Corbin, until the expedition in safely at sea. Admiral Sampson's sole instruction was to guard the expedition and to co operate with General Shafter under the latter's direction. The government paid $75,000 for the j secret and right of manufacture of the I Whitehead torpedo. The newest treatment for typhoid fe ver is simply pure olive oil given inter nally. Four fifths of the people in Guidon never enter s place of worship. MANILA LIVES ON RICE CUTTING OFF OF SUPPLIES. Admiral Dewey HrporU Thnt the Hluckndr i'onllnuo Kffrrtlvr auii llie MtuHtlou la I'nohißgrd ('tiptMlu Grid ley Sick mid Order***! Home. I Washington, May 28. -The navy de i partment this afternoon made public the I following dispatch: "l'a vile, May 24, via Hong Kong, May -6.—To the Secretary of the Navy, Wash ington: No change in the situation. The blockade is effective. It is impossible for the people of Manila to buy any provis ions except rice. The captain of the jolympia ((iridley) has been condemned by a medical survey and is ordered home, lie leaves by the Occidental and Oriental steamship from Hong Kong on the 28th. (Joinmander is ap(>ointed com mander of the Olvmpia. Dewey." In Dmprnitf Strnltn. New York, May 28.—A dispatch to the World from Manila via Hong Kong says: The situation of the besieged inhabitants of Manila is growing more and more des perate, owing to the cutting off of sup plies. The blockade by Dewey's squad ron is complete, while the insurgents have surrounded the city on the land side, thus effectually closing the placo in. Dewey has deferred further aggressive action at this point until the arrival of the cruiser Charleston with coal and am munition, and of the promised troops for military occupation of the islands. I'ourm Have Agreed. ""Rei'lin, May 28.—An article in the Tost says: "It. is declared semi officially that the recent rumors as to the transfer of the Philippine islands to France or to Ger many or to their partition among the Kui-ojmmiu powers with interests in the far cast have no foundation whatever. Amer ica is not yet in possession, it is true, and it. is quite possible that she may not ever occupy them. But any laying of hands on the islands at present would Im» a hostile act against America, nor would it be tolerated by the other Europ ean powers having interests there." This utterance may be taken as explicit proof that the continental powers have come to an agreement on the subject to await further action by America. WAS SCHLEY'S MANOEUVER l.rrt Crnrra to llfllrvr He Had Ulvrn I |> the CliUMf. Mole St. Nicholas!, Haiti. Mny 30.—The follow ing dispatch has Iwen received here from the correspondent of the Associated Press with the Amcricun fleet off Sail t iugo: Off Santiago tie Cuba, May 20.— <!om modoic Schley and the flying squadron have the S|>uniah Heel bottled up in the harlKir of Santiago. By the inoMt elever manocuvciing the commodore allowed the S|MtniardH to think he had left in disgust. They took the bait and ran into the hur- Imh% Schley moved down thin morning and at 0 o'clock by going <"h»se to the liar lair he saw the Cristobal Colon, Maria Teresa, and two torpedo boats. Commodorc Schley has acted upon his own information and judgment for Nix day* and believes the whole S|iani»h fleet in there. After the discovery of the fleet lis went to breakfast Haying: "1 have got them and they will never get home." The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul arrived here thin morning and wan sent to Mole St. Nicholas with di*patchcs. She cap ttired a coal ship, which wax sent to Key West by Captain Sigsbee in charge of a pii/.e crew. The coal wan undoubtedly in tended for the Spanish fleet. It itt be lieved there is not much coal at Santiago. The officers and men of the flying squadron are jubilant over the fact that the location of the Spanish fleet hat finally been definitely established. The temperature here is 110 in the shade and in the steel turrets the heat is actually beyond the power of imagina tion. The American whips here are the Brooklyn, Texas, Massachusetts, lowa, Marblchead and Vixen, a torpedo gun lioat. INSURGENTS WILL AID DEWEY Those at Cavltc Well Armed «ad In Uood Discipline. I»ndon, May 30.—'The Hong Hon# cor respondent of the Daily Mail says: United State* Consul C). K. William* doe* not think Admiral Montojo will bo court martialcd. William* also adds Dial Aguinuldo, the insurgent leader, and hit men Hie at Cavite in a state of good dis cipline. They are provided with plenty of rifle* and ammunition and are expected to do good service for the American* in j attacking Manila. The American troop* j from Han Francinco are expected to arrive | then- June 14. OlHeera for Hie Army. Washington May 20.—Among a long li»t of aimy nomination* sent by the prea ident to the senate yesterday were the ' following: To be major general of volunteers, Mat hew C. Butler, South Carolina. To be brigadier general of volunteers, •Tainea H. Watt*, Texas; Nelson Cole, Mia souri; William C. Oatea, Alabama. To be commissary of subsistence with rank of major, Kdmund Beach, Montana. [ To be additional paymaster, Beverly W. Coiner, of Washington. There are in round number* 2000 cheese factoriea in (fcnada. lodine ia a crude alkaline matter, pro duced by the combustion of seaweed. Among the Kols, of Central India, a sham tight always accompanies the wed | ding ceremony. NO. 18.