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VOL. VIII. NO. 13.
yhat Has Happened in the
Civilized World. -
Complete Review of the News of the
rust Seven Days in This and
All Foreign Lands.
\ London dispatch says England has
Ljsed Spain to yield, saying that re
igtancoof the American demands at
lanila is worse than useless.
Deficiency estimates of $10,000,000
or the purchase of supplies for the
viatic squadron have been prepared
•or subniifcsion to congress.
Report that the Spanish fleet wae
opl**tely destroyed is confirmed in a
ii ?l ,atch 'received by the New York
ScraM direct from Manila.
Secretary Long says Commodore
Demy's gallantry will bo recognized,
.„„! [hat be will be made acting ad
m ii:il and later Dominated rear-admiral,
fearing an attack upon the seaports
oi the North Atlantic coast by Spanish
men-of-war now on their way to West
ern waters, Secretary Alger has taken
gtepsto further improve the seacoast
William Astor Chanler, a New York
millionaire, is to fight for the freedom
of C aba. He will head an expedition
of wealthy New ¥orkert and join the
army (l General Gomez, paying the ex
penses of the expedition himself.
A dispatch has been received in
Washington from New York saying
that a Wall street news agency pub
lishes under date of Hong Kong a dis
patch declaring that Manila has fallen,
ami that the Stare and Stripes float
over the Philippines.
The government; will take steps at
once to supply Dewey's fleet with pro
visions ami other supplies, including
ammunition and coal, and to this end
will dispatch at the earliest possible
moment a sufficient number of ships to
supply amply all possibly needs of the
Asiatic squadron.
The British ambassador at Washing
ton, Sir Julian Pauncefote, is to be re
called. He will be succeeded by Sir
Thomas 11. Sanderson, permanent un
der-secretary of state for the foreign
affairs and one of the most prominent
official.-- in the British service.
It is stated in Madrid by those re
sponsible for naval movements that it
has been determined to avoid the iso
lated combats on equal terms with a
sajvriot enemy, and that they now in
tend to throw the whole united naval
strength of Spain into one supreme
effort to crush the American squadron
in Cuban waters.
He Spanish admiral of the Philip
pfaesacknowledges that his fleet has
been eomph tcly demolished.
It is claimed at Madrid that no Span
ish warships surrendered, and that a
najority of them peti&hed. The Span
ish km is estituated at 400 men killed.
A Hong Kong dispatch says the bom
har«lment of Manila baa begun. The
ißkabiUnta arc Seeing Jo the country.
Tin- operators in the cable station in
tIK-miilfit of the forts liave fie 1 to save
their lives. Cable communication is
A special to the Chicago Daily News
from Washington says: The president
»'l cabinet have received mfomation
that the Spanish governor-general of
the Philippines has Bent a flag of truce
t<> Commodore Dewey. This act ii
interpreted to mean the capitulation of
'lie Spanish forces.
A terrible storm passed over South
Dakota and 1,, a. South Dakota re-
Pwts a death list of 18, and a property
J»of 1100,000. In Northwest lowa,
the towns of Print-liar, Hartley and
tnri were badly wrecked, Hartley
wing almost completely destroyed,
several people in that section are re-
JSrtedkilW. The town of Macedonia,
"^Council Bluffy is badly wrecked,
tJUt "° loss of life is reported there.
Governor Lord, 0 { Oregon, has desig
ned the following as field officers of
'" regiment of volunteers raised in re
sponse to the presidential call for
m!° PS:, Commander— Colonel O. Sum-
T£>?* Portla-d; lieutenant-colonel—
inri^LV" Yoran ' of »gene; senior
]"' U U- Uantenbein, of Port
;;'■;• T md majot-P. Q. Eastwick,
' V)' t|a»«l; third major-Percy Willis,
E l(au: chaplain—W. S. Gilbert, of
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frails of the battle of Manila have
office rii me<i at the Britiah colonial
The « J Came in two cable messages.
Amp^ 1 dispatch announced that the
« davh' 11' l °et entered .Manila harbor
the c'itv Tißtal ioning itßelf opposite"
Atfler ' v ts °l)ened fire on the
tieir lCan I>s> thereupon they sHifted
c ..vf°" UlOn to Cavite ' Manila bay,
thS« " ? fierce n ß ht against both
cn B torta and the Spanish fleet. The
re,fp?ent here lasted two hours, and
S Pailc «m the annihilation:of the
the Am fieeL This dispatch'adds^hat
maC UCan Ships withdrew?*' their
toa? ?V essel in the center th«
Ameri^ PU, rpOse of coaling. One
• said t« i vessel ' name not mentioned;
aiJ to have been disabled. :,^
A Minor >>ew ß Itemg> (-]\' >.
h «co m rSVC^ tißt in New York
in i-iSh. suicide because Bhe WM
St. PanM rth" Culver. who lives near
Elves' ti a' lto have killed* more
west. ian any woman in the North-
J »cb M pin seven miieß ion § and ;4«
tear'.vtsot t:lrcumference. , - weighing
use i n a V 08 ' has just beeri^made'for
Bwtlana Btricl 6ubw in Glasgow,
Cbe San 3uan Islander.
Porto Rico is said to be on the eve of
revolt. The inhabitants are unable
to longer endure the present situation.
A project is on foot in San Francisco
to lay a cable between that city and the
Farallon islands, 28 miles off the
Golden Gate.
In addition to the disturbances caused
by high prices and scarcity of food in
the Spanish provinces, at Barcelona
there was a run on the bank, holders
of notes demanding silver.
A diapatch from Kingston, Jamaica,
says that General Pando has ordered
all the garrison in eastern Cuba to con
centrate in Manzanillo, Neuvitas,
Gantanamo and Santiago de Cuba. All
other places have been evacuated.
The Spanish gold premium is nearly
80 per cent and the government is try
ing to place treasury bills in London,
offering as much as 15 per cent, but at
present with no prospect of success.
Frederick R. Coudert, the eminent
lawyer and jurist, who represented the
United States in the Behring sea com
mission, saye the United States may
rightfully retain the Philippine islands.
Captain Kent, a British torpedo ex
pert, who lias returned to. Toronto,
after an examination of the Maine
wreck gives it as his opinion that a
mine laid by Spanish officers destroyed
the battle-ship.
Between $ 12,000 and $15,000 went
up in flames and smoke on the Linnton
road about three miles from Portland,
Or. The property destroyed was M.
Burelbach's crematory and outbuidings,
together with 110 head of hogs. The
fire is supposed to have been of an in
cendiary origin.
San Francisco will at once become a
base of important military and naval
operations. Before many days 6,000
armed men will be encamped on the
Presidio reservation. Orders have been
received to this effect by General Mer
riam, commanding the department of
California and the Columbia.
The mail bags on the Spanish steam
er Argonaut, which was brought in by
the Marblehead contained a letter from
Havana under date of April 26, which
spoke of suffering among the poorer
classes of the population, who were en
tirely without means of suppoit. The
writer himself said he did not know
where he was to get his dinner.
Various reports have gained circula
tion concerning the movements of Ad
miral Sampson's fleet. Persona sup
posed to share the confidence of the
administration declare Sampson has
gone to seize Porto Rico. Others with
equal positiveness declare the fleet haa
gone to meet the Oregon and escort her
safely north. Still another report ia
to the effect that Sampson has gone to
seize Matanzas, to use it as a base of
operations. Government officials ab
solutely refnse to make public the
plans of the naval board.
The president has nominated Allen
B. Croasman to be postmaster at Port
land, Or.
The combined fleets of Spain, says a
Lisbon dispatch, are ready to sail for
American waters.
A riot has occurred at Talavera.
Spain. A railroad station was seized,
cars burned and 6everal houses set on
Another big naval battle is likely to
occur goon. Six of Admiral Sampson's
finest warships have sail "'I on a mys
terious mission.
The battle-ship Oregon and the gun
boat Marietta have sailed from Rio
Janeiro, presumably to join Sampson's
fleet in Cuban waters.
President Dole has sent a long com
munication to President McKinley
offering to transfer the Hawaiian
islands to the United States for the
purpose of its war with Spain and to
furnish America ships after the war in
Pacfiic watere with large quantities of
coal, supplies and ammunition.
Dr. John B. Hamilton, former sur
geon-general of the marine hospital
service of the United States, in an ad
dress at the Physicians' Club, of Chi
cago, maintained that the danger from
yellow fever in Cuba is much exagger
ated. Dr. Hamilton says that no epi
demic is probable if proper precautions
are observed.
A new Spanish fort just being built
near Cojimo, was reduced in two min
utes by the gunboat Wilmington. The
ruin was complete, and at least two
Spaniards were killed during the bom
bardment. A body of Spanish torops
were scattered and demoralized by the
came vessel near Juraco beach. Two
men were also killed by the Wilming
ton's fire during this engagement
Troops will be sent to the support of
Commodore Devrey at the Philippines.
It is probable that not less than 10,000
troops will compose the expedition, and
that they will sail from San Francisco
for Manila not later than May 15. The
present plan is to take all the National
Guard from California, Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and
far Western states generally. To these
troops will be added probably a regi
ment of regular infantry and one of
cavalry, and possibly the Texas Bang
ers, or one of the new volunteer regi
ments now being organised. The com
mand will probably be given to Major-
General Merriam, in which case he
will be made a major-general of volun
Lynde Bradley, an expert electri
cian in Milwaukee, has perfected plans
for the use of the X-ray on board of
war vessels and on the field.
Many cases have been disoorered in
which rich New York women hired
proxies to go to Oklahoma to imperson
ate them in securing divorces.
The Bail way Age predicts that the
total expenditures h new railway build
ings in 1898 will not be less than
$50,000,000, and may well woeed
IA Cruiser Said to Be
Lying in Wait for
the Oregon.
War Department Considers Her Capable
of Doing Battle With Entire Spanish
Sqnadron—Sampson's Fleet Leaves
Key West Suddenly.
Washington, May 6.—A crask Span
ish cruiser, believed to be the Alfonso
XIII, ia reported at Barbadoes, in the
West Indies. There are conflicting
reports on this point, however, and if
a cruiser is there, she may be the Car
los V, which left Madrid some time
ago for a cruise along the Spanish
coast. Supposing that any cruiser is
in that section, she would be almost
in the pathway of the Oregon, coming
northward, and thus exposed to cap
ture. As to the Oregon herself, the
opinion is expressed that she is in no
particular danger at the hands of a
Spanish fleet. She will probably keep
close to the Brazilian coast within the
three-mile limit, where she cannot be
attacked, except by a breach of tne
neutrality laws.
News of a naval battle in Atlantic
waters, ending in an American victory
of equal if not greater importance than
that gained by Commodore Dewey off
Manila last Sunday, is both anxiously
awaited and confidently expected at
Washington within the next 10 days.
Despite the reticence of navy depart
ment officers regarding fleet move
ments, it is generally reported that an
important stroke is about to be deliv
ered, and that the next news from the
North Atlantic and flying squadrons
will be of a sensational character.
The harbor of Key West is once
again empty. Six of Admiral Samp
son's most formidable ships, the New
York, Indiana, lowa, Cincinnati, De
troit and Mayflower, came into port
early today, and after coaling, sailed
for an unknown destination. It is
from these vessels that the next import
ant news ia expected. The other ves
els of the North Atlantic squadron are
still maintaining the blockade of the
ports of Cnba.
Lisbon, May 6. —News has been re
ceived here to the effect that the
Spanish Cape Verdes squadron returned
to the Spanish fleet near Cadiz, which
is nearly ready for sea. The combined
fleet of Spain, it is said, will shortly
start for American waters.
Destination of Sampson's Fleet*
London, May 6. —A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Key West, sent by
way of Tampa in order to escape cen
sorship, asserts of positive knowledge
that Rear-Admiral Sampson's fleet will
steam at full speed to Porto Rico,
either to destroy or occupy the coaling
station as a naval base before the Span
ish squadron arrives, and then put to
sea and try to engage the Cape Verde
Cienfuegos Bombarded.
New York, May 6. —A special to the
Press from Key West says Cienfuegos
has been bombarded. Not only did the
Marblehead silence the batteries of the
town on the afternoon of April 29, but
shelled the town itself, playing havoc
with the buildings and driving thou
sands of the inhabitants to the inter
ior. The shooting at the forts was at
4,000 yards. As soon as the forts were
disabled, Captain McCalla ordered that
the 5-inch gnns bo given an elevation
to reach 8,000 yards.
Spanish Warships Sighted.
Philadelphia, May 6. —Captain Allen
White, of the Allen steamship Turin,
which arrived today from Glasgow via
St. John's and Halifax, states that
Sunday when off the banks after sun
down he sighted in the distance a war
ship with a cruiser ahead, followed by
two boats, thought to be torpedo boats.
Captain White signaled the mysterious
craft, but they made no reply.
Prisoners of War.
Washington, May 6. —Secretary Al
ger has directed that the '10 ? Spanish
officers and the 10 privates and non
commissioned officers taken from the
Spanish steamer Argonaut and now.at
Key West, be taken to ; Port McPher
son, just outside of Atlanta, Ga., *■ for
confinement until they are either ex
changed for any American officers <: and
sailors who may be taken by the Span
iards, or until some other : method ■{ for
their disposition Vis reached. The
Spaniards will be placed under guard
of a detachment of soldiers detailed for
that purpose.>. . " „
The civilians taken from s the =;Span
ish steamer Panama ere held at > Key
West and are under the charge of the
department of justice.
i Paris, May —An American diplo
mat of prominence here is quotedJ aa
saying that European intervention is
| going ;to occur almost certainly, and
ithe United States will be disposed
welcome it. , ..
Submarine Mine* Cat Adrift.
New York, May 6. —Two more sub
marine mines, formerly a part of the
defenses of New York harbor, have
been cut from their cable and adrift.
The first was at Island beach, near
Barnegat, N. J., the second came
ashore at Seagirt, N. J. This makes
the second batch of mines to ooase :
ashore on the Jersey coast. U Six mines
have thus been found with their cables
out Those in charge of the defenses
are quoted as saying the mines were cut
by men in the employ olSpiia.*= ■. :r,: '
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Outbreaks Reported in Many Provinces
—Troops Fire on the Rioters.
Madrid, May 6.—The outbreaks in
the provinces are assuming alarming
proportions. This is especially the
case in the province of Gijon, on the
Bay of Biscay, where the troops have
been compelled to fire on the iioters in
"self-defense." The latest news from
Gijon is that the artillery has been or
dered out. The fisher women are tak
ing the most active part in the disturb
ances, which are due to the dearness of
provisions and the opposition of the
people to the octrio tax. All the bread
at Gijon is baked at the military de
pots, as the rioters are threatening to
pillage the regular bakeries. All the
stores are closed, and business is about
At Talavera de la Reina, one of the
Jesuit religious houses has been
burned. It is asserted that these riots
arise from hunger rather than from po
litical motives. The rioters attacked
and seized the railroad station, burned
the cars and then set fire to several
private houses and a cafe. After that,
the rioters tried to break into the
prison and release the conviots, but
were prevented by the civil guards.
Many persons were arrested.
The authorities have proclaimed
martial law in the province of Valen
Riots have occurred at Caceros, but
they are said to have been suppressed.
The miners around Ovideo, capital
of the province of that name, have
struck work, and disorders are feared.
Reinforcements of troops have been
hurried to Ovideo.
At Caceres, the capital of Estrema
dnra. the populace marched into the
railway station to prevent the export
of provisions, and overpowered the sol
diers on guard, capturing 14 tons of
wheat flour.
All Valencia is in a state of seige.
At Catalan, the rioters captured the
mayor and town councilors and de
manded a ransom. On the mayor pro
testing, he was ehot through the leg,
after which the gendarmes dispersed
the mob.
At Talavera, the rioters were most
determined, sacking many bakeries and
setting fire to several government
In the town of Aguila, in the prov
ince of Murcia. a mob, mostly women,
burned the storehouses and offices.
The fisherwomen who broke out
against the octroi duties at Gijon re
ceived the most determined assistance
fiom the tobacco girls. Together they
sacked several bakeries and burned all
the octrio offices with all the papers
belonging to the foreign ships loading
in the harbor. The civic guard was
hotly stoned at the prison, and the
rioters marched off with the iron bars
of the jail. When the troops appeared,
they were stoned, replying with fire
and wounding many. The mob then
walked to the government buildings
and smashed the windows. The troops
again fired, this time from the bal
conies, and wounded many, but the
women kept on throwing stones. The
Jesuit house was attacked because it
was supposed grain was stored there.
The troubles seem to increase.
Rear-Admiral Cainara has been ap
pointed commander of the leserve fleet
at Cadiz.
Bread Riots in Italy.
Borne, May 6.—A royal decree has
been gazetted suspending the duty on
cereals until June 30. During the
bread riots at Sororsina yesterday, a
mob attempted to set tire to the munic
ipal buildings, The troops fired a vol
ley into the crowd, killing two men
and wounding several others.
Bread riots have broken out at Mol
fa, in the province of Molfa, and at
least seven persons have been killed
and 60 wounded. On account ot the
government stopping the news, it is
impossible to ascertain the exact num
ber killed. The minister of war has
permission to proclaim a state of seige,
if necessary. Men have been called
under arms to reinforce the garrison.
Suicide of Chaska.
Niobrara, Neb., May 6.—Samuel
Campbell Chaska committed suicide
today. Chaska was a. Sioux Indian.
Ten years ago he graduated with high
honors at Carlisle and became famous
by marrying Cora Belle Fellows, of
Washington. Neither the wealth of
his society wife nor his learning, ac
quired by years of study at Carlisle,
could eradicate the Sioux traits that
generations had left in his blood. In a
few yeara he drifted back to the reser
vation and sunk to the level of a com
mon blanket Indian again. His wife
lives at Chicago. Chaska was in jail
at the time of his death, charged with
stealing horses.
Settlers are Alarmed.
Tacoma, May 6.—A report has been
received here that 20 Indians have been
dancing for two weeks on the Mashell
prairie, 80 miles from Tacoma. All
but two or three families of Indians of
the vicinity are in the dance, whioh be
gins at dusk and continues until 2 or 3
A. M. The Indians claim supernatural
power. The country where the dancer*
are is sparsely settled, and the whites
are alarmed. It is thought by some
that the talk of war ban aroused the
Massachusetts militia will dispense
with the bayonet.
Shot a Woman Then Commited Suicide
la Peadletoa.
Pendleton, Or.. May 6.—A doable
tragedy occurred hero at 8:15 o'clock
this evening, as a result of which Jo
seph Sewall, a gambler, is dead, and
May Drake lies at the point of death,
with two bullet wounds in her neck.
The two Jived together four years. Two
months ago Bewail took Miss Drake to
1 Canyon City, where hii parent* retido.
Annrnrn ta hattt
Fourteeth Infantry to
Proceed at Once
to Presidio.
Exploring Expeditions Included, If
They Can Be Beached—Regiment Is
Being Recruited to a War Footing
—Pacific Coast Volunteers.
Vancouver Barracks, May s.—Pur
suant to telegraphic instructions from
Washington, General Merriam tonight
issued orders for the immediate return
of all troops now in Alaska, including
those of the three exploring expedi
tions, comprising about 25 men each,
if they can be reached.
All the Fourteenth infantry now
here, companies C, D, E and F, will
in a day or two take station at the
Presidio, San Francisco. The order
for company F to go to Fort Canby has
been cancelled.
Tonight's order recalling the Alaska
troops was telegraphed to Victoria to
catch an up bound boat just leaving.
When the Alaska troops shall return,
they will proceed to join the other
companies at the Presidio.
General H. C. Merriam received a
telegram last night informing him that
President McKinley would appoint
Colonel T. M. Anderson, Fourteenth
infantry, brigadier-general of volun
Colonel Anderson is now under or
ders to return to headquarters from
Dyea, Alaska, and is expected to ar
rive here within the next three weeks.
What command Colonel Anderson will
have, or what disposition will be made
of the volunteer troops in this division
will not be known until orders are is
sued from Washington.
This even temporary promotion is a
source of much pleasure to Colonel An
derson's friends, in view of his long
service in the army.
Captain Frank Taylor, Fourteenth
infantry, left here this afternoon for
Tacoma, where he will muster in the
volunteer troops from the state of
Washington. Captain Taylor thinks
this duty may keep him away from his
regiment about two weeks.
The work o* recruiting the com
panies of the Fourteenth infantry to a
war footing allowed by the three bat
talion arrangement has already begun,
and when completed there will be 106
men in each company, and three bat
talions of four companies each, to a
regiment. This inorease of troops ap
plies only to the infantry arm of the
service, and only in time of war, so
that troop E will not enlist any addi
tional men, as stated today. .
Contractors have begun moving the
building recently occupied by the com
missary of subsistence, which was built
by the Hudson's Bay Company, over
50 years ago, on the banks of the Co
lumbia river. It is the intention to
move it up on the hill, in the rear of
the men's barracks. It will be used as
a storehouse.
The Oregon Volunteers.
Washington, May s.—lt seems to be
a foregone conclusion that in case Com •
modore Dewey should call for troops
in the Philippine islands, the regi
ments raised in Oregon and Washing
ton, and perhaps California, would be
sent to the Asiatic islands. There is
also talk here that the naval militia of
the Pacific coast, if it is enlisted in
any considerable numbers, will be
placed upon auxiliary cruisers and
sent to the Philippines. Nothing
has been decided upon regarding the
movement of Oregon and Washington
troops, but under present conditions
they are likely to be held until it is de
termined whether they will be needed
on the islands.
Delayed Neutrality Decree Until Aftet
Dewey'a Victory.
Washington, May 5. —The procla
mation directed against the Spanish
residents of the United States by the
state department has not yet been is
sued, but it is certain that it will be
issued; probably expending upon the
course pursued by the Spanish govern
ment in their treatment of American
j China issued her. neutrality^ procla
mation today,, so there is no place left
on the Asiatic coast open ;to } the free
use of the war vessels >of l either Spain
or the United ' States. This is rather
remarkable, in * that it marks the first
action of this nd on the ' part of „ Chi
na, which has never before issued a
neutrality proclamation, and the naval
officers are duly grateful for the ; con
sideration shown -.by ? the | Chinese gov
ernment in withholding the issue of
the decree ..until informed that the
Americans had secured >S base in | the
Philippine islands. " : ;
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The Japanese have a : gigantic colon'
isation scheme on foot in Mexico.
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Turkey's neutrality.
M Constantinople, May s.—The porte
has notified United States Minister
Angell that Turkey will remain strict
ly neutral in the war between Spain
and the United States. The American
legation has received more than 2,000
offers of voluntiers for the American
navy, chiefly from Greek*, tome of
whom declare themselves ready to pay
their fare to the United States in grate
ful remembrance of America's aid in
the Greek war of independence : : ,
expeditionary Force Will Land in a
Short Time.
Washington, May s.—The plans for
the Cuban campaign are being steadily
developed and there is no indication of
a change of purpose on the part of the
military authorities, who are expected
to land an expeditionary force in Cuba
in a very short time.
Admiral Sampson, so far as the navy
department knows, is steadily main
taining the blockade of the Cuban
coast, and this is not likely to be aban
doned for the present, though two or
three of his ships may be sent away
temporarily to meet the Oregon on hor
way from Rio Janeiro. The officials
naturally feel an interest in this race
of the magnificent battle-ship around
the continent. They profess to feel lit
tle anxiety over the outcome, notwith
standing a report of the effort of the
Spanish squadron to cut off the Oregon.
The vessel sailed from Rio on a course
known only to the captain, and the
chances of her being overtaken on the
high seas are very small. Even should
the Spanish vessels fall in with her, it
is by no means certain, notwithstanding
their numbers, that she would be de
feated by the combined Spanish force,
as her magnificent armor and ordnance
are superior in every respect to the
Spanish ships.
A Valuable Prize.
Key West, May 5. —The Spanish
mail steamer Argonaut, Captain Lage,
the news of the capture of which was
telegraphed yesterday, was convoyed
into Key West harbor by the United
States cruiser MarHehead this after
noon. It appears that Colonel Vin
cente de Costejo, of the Spanish cav
alry, who, with 19 other army officers
was taken on the prize, is a brother-in
law of Lieutenant-General Valeriano
Weyler. Colonel Costejo denies this,
but it is learned from good authority
that he sustains this relationship to the
former governoi-general of Cuba. Col
onel Costejo and the other officers were
transferred to the Ambrosio Bolivar,
another trophy of the war.
The Argonaut herself is no mean
prize, being of 1,000 tons, but the value
of the captuie lies mainly in the pris
oners of war and the mail matter going
to General Blanco. Her cargo is gen
eral merchandise, with a large quantity
of ammunition and supplies for the
Spanish troops in Cuba.
French Consul-General Instructed to
Take Charge of Them.
Salem, Or., May 5. —Governor Lord
today received notice from the French
consul-general, at San Francisco, that
he had been instructed by the republic
of France to take charge of consular
archives and interests of Spain in the
Western states and territories during
the hostilities between the United
States and Spain. Under these instruc
tions, the governor of Oregon was noti
fied that the consular agent at Portland
has been instructed to take charge of
the Spanish consular archives there.
The consul-general expressed the hope
that "the excellent relations that have
always existed between our two coun
tries will make the accomplishment of
this temporary duty not an uneasy
task." The governor, through his pri
vate secretary, replied that he antici
pated no opposition, and if necessary
aid would be afforded. He joined in
the hope for a continuance of the ex
cellent relations between the two re
Riot Narrowly Averted.
Mobile, May 5.—A riot was narrowly
averted at the state camp of the Na
tional Guard today. During a dispute
between a private and Louis Reed, a
negro vender of soft drinks, over the
payment for a bottle of soda water, sev
eral members of company X, Birming
ham rifles, closed in on the disputants.
The negro, becoming frightened, d/ew
a pistol and fired into the soldiers,
shooting down Sergeant Pugh Collins.
The negro then ran, pursured by 600
soldiers and citizens, who ran him to
cover under a doorstep on South Caro
lina street. The negro's life was prob
ably saved by Adjutant-General Johns
ton, who appeared with two drawn re
volvexs, and stood the men off until
the police could take the negro away.
Sergeant Collins died this evening.
Tonight 40 men are on guard at the
camp, and all is quiet.
Fight With Gunboats.
Atlanta, May 5.—A special to the
Journal from Key West says: The
Marblehead has arrived with the Argo
naut* the Nashville's prize. While the
Nashville was away, trying to cap
ture a mail steamer, two Spanish gun
boats came out and attacked the Hor
net. The Hornet returned the fire,
and the Marblehead coming in the ac
tion soon after. After firing a broad
side, the Spaniards tnrned about. Cap
tain McCalla thinks he sunk one of the
Spaniards and probably both. The
fight occurred off Cienfugos.
No Such Thing »• Petroleum Bombs.
Washington, May 6.—None of the
stories coming from Spanish sources as
to the battle of Manila appear quite so
ridiculous to naval eyes as the solemn
statement that Commodore Dewey
fired Manila and the Spanish ships by
the use of pertolenm bombs. As a
matter" of fact, there is no such weapon
of warfare in the American navy.
Tbe Madrid PreM.
Madrid, May s.—Referring to the
increased censorship and the cautions
issued by General Daban with reference
to the publication of news, refusing
the transmission even of editorials, £1
Nacional exclaims:
"What is taking place in the tele
graph service is truly scandalous. So
far as provincial correspondents are
concerned, the black cabinet has sel
dom worked so thoroughly as at the
present moment, when it depends upon
• minister who calls himself a libers^ •»
Civil Authorities Call
on Military for
Celebration of Marat's Victims Observed
— The Manila Disaster. Uppermost in
the ' Public - Mind—Formation of m
National Ministry Possible.
London, May 4.—The Madrid corre
spondent of the Standard, telegraphing
at midnight, says:
Senor Aguilera, the civil governor of
Madrid, has just posted on the walls of
the home office the customary procla
mation, intimating that the civil
authorities consider that the circum
stances justify the handing over to the
military authorities the mission of
keeping order. Lieutenant-General
Caban, captain-general of Madrid, has
assumed charge, and the first military
patrols have just appeared inthePueito
de Sol. The measure is taken in conse
quence of the attitude of certain po
litical parties. The whole garrison is
ready in barracks.
At 2 A. M. a mob tried to break into
the Apollo theater to hold a manifesta
tion. The police prevented their do
ing so, but many windows were broken
before they dipersed.
Tribute to Uurnt'i Victims.
Madrid, May 4.—The celebrations in #
honor of the Spanish officers, Ruiz,:
| Daolz and Volardez, the victims of
! Murat's massacre, have proceeded : to
day as usual, in spite of the bad news
; from the Philippines. A fine proces-
I Bion was headed by the civic guards, li
abreast, followed by the orphans, ; the
Madrid charities, veterans, ■ municipal
| functionaries and officials . and others.
i Several regiments of troops brought up
! the rear. The streets were packed, but
i there was no outward display of sorrow. |
In political circles, however, im- ;
! portant developments are hourly ex
j pected. r Senor Romero y Robledo ;
(leader of the Weylerite party) .will■ in- V.
terpellate the government in congress,
tomorrow, on the events at Manila, and
the Carlists and republicans will par- J
I ticipate lin the debate, which is expect
ed to have important results. ; It is >
asserted that the burning of the Reina
Cristina was due to American petro
leum bombs, and that a number of .
thatched huts belonging to natives were
set on fire in the same way. V
P The procession passed off amid glo
rious sunshine, but there were no patri
otic speeches. The minds of the people
were too ' full of the disaster to think
of anything but avenging the surprise
at Manila bay. Sehor Aguilefa'r; the
civil governor at Madrid; i^J not take
part in the piocession. All his energies?
were required to watch closely popular 1
feeling, which is certain to explode and "a
to require a propitiatory scapegoat. ij^-,
". JI After the bullfight tonight, very sen- <
sational news may be expected. ,* r t ; . •
Madrid, May 4.—The mob tonight "?
tried to break in ; the Apollo theater i
and hold a demonstration. The police • ■
prevented the attempt from being sue- •
cessful, but the crowd broke all the .;
windows before they were | dispersed. -
Immediately on the declaration of mar
tial law, large ' number of ■• police and ■*{
civil guards ' occupied :' the principal * .
streets. The Puerto del Sol is held by
a squadron of ; ■ the 3Princess' husears,
while hussars dismounted, are in the
Pontejas ; square, near the telegraph *.
office. : The Princess hussars are a fine f.
sight, their white uniforms gleaming in
a bright moonlight, as they ; sit *on I
horseback immovable, J in close order, |
in the court of the Puerto del Sol, while -
the patrol of . civil guards' are \ median • % iy
ioally moving f through *• the square,
which is nearly deserted. ; ;,:!•;:
'■■] :\ Protectorate Wanted. : '' '*-■"
, New York, May 4.—According to a
World cablegram from Singapore, : the •
policy of General Aguinaldo, a leader
of the Philippines insurgents, after the
islands have been captured; embraces;
the independence of t the islands, exter- ;" ■■ ■
nal affairs to be controlled under Amer
ican " and European £■ advisers. 4 '■■ Tern -%
porarily, at least, the insurgents desire' :
an American protectorate on *. the same - .
lines as that proposed '% for Cuba. Tbe ?^.
scheme includes free trade to the world,
safeguards against an influx: of Chinese t&
aliens, the complete reformation of the
corrupt judiciary, free press and pub'io ,;
utterance, religious toleration, removal
of restrictions on enterprise,-building '
of railways, and general encouragement
of investment in the country. '■■}; ? I>i^ i ;'
The Spaniards C nave committed /a.
massacre on the defenseless population
of i Ceuba city, which was almost * de- ■
stroyed. '.
Dewey'a Instructions.
;.-3 Washington, - May 4.—Commodore ..
Dewey's instructions permit him to
bombard ": Manila if necessary to take V^
possession of tbe islands, but he will
not do so unless the city's haibor troops -
operate offensively against him. i >;^
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Chicago, April 28.— The lines of tbe .
Western Passenger Association met to
day to consider the rates to be made for
the' transportation of troops to the
l front. No definite action was taken,
as all the roads in the association were V
not represented, bnt they -will be given
a chance to vote on the proposition.
Tbe rate is to be two cents per milt fo*
transportation of troops of all sorts, no |;/
matter f whether they are state troops or
have been mustered into serrioe of Ukt

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