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VOL. VIII. NO. 14.
What Has Happened in the
Civilized World.
i Complete Review of the News of the
Vast Seven Days in This and
All Foreign Lands.
Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn has
bartered about 80 chios with a ca
mcity of 25,000 men. They are to be
oswlto convey troops to the Philip
pines and Cuba. ,
The Spanish government has no
m oney to buy war supplies, and will
therefore insist that the cortes sit con
rinoously until credits are voted. Pro
visions and especially wheat are becom
ing scarce at Madrid.
A correspondent of a London paper
gars Sagasta knows Spain's cause ia
hopeless. He acknowledges the situa
tion W most grave, and again declares
that his country was forced into war by
the United States.
The torpedo boat Winslow engaged
three Spanish gunboats off Cardenas
bay. She disabled one, and put all
three to flight, and came out unscathed.
Lieutenant Bernardo, Ensign Bagley
and the m en of the Winslow thought
the odds of three to one fair.
It is asserted in Hong Kong that Ad
miral Dt-wey finds the insurgents at
the Philippines growing dangerous.
He cannot control them, nor can he en
able the Spaniards to do so. Massa
cres are said to have occurred outside
Manila, the insurgents killing Spanish
women and children.
Under the law Admiral Dewey and
hi* men have become entitled to a rich
bounty. Even if the numerical im
portance of the fleet of Admiral Mon
tejo has been overestimated, the offi
cers and men of the Asiatic squadron
will be entitled to share among' them
something like 1187,000 bounty money.
Sir Charles Dilke, an eminent British
authoSty, when asked whether any
question of international law or prac
tice affected the United States' right
to retain the Philippines, said: "None
whatever. The States will hold the
Philippines by th<- right of conquest.
No power or powers will have the
slightest title to interfere."
The large number of rejections of vol
unteers has caused much comment in
the army medical corps. The physi
cians who have conducted the examina
tions say that outside of the ranks of
cigarette smokers there are even fewer
rejections than there were in the days
of the civil war. Among habitual users
of cigarettes, the rejections are about
90 per cent.
The senate has passed the postoffice
bill and a bill providing for enlistment
of 10,000 immunes in the South.
A Madrid dispatch says orders have
been sent to the governor-general of the
Philippines to resist to the death the
attack on Manila.
Admiral Montejo, in charge of the
Spanish fleet at Manila, is reported to
have been killed by the populace after
having escaped from Cavite.
A dispatch from Bahia, Brazil, an
nounces the arrival there of the battle
ship Oregon. It is said her call at
Bahia was in accordance with instruc
tions from Washington.
The cabinet has decided to inaugurate
an agressive campaign against the
Spaniards in the Philippines and Cuba.
Five thousand troops will be sent to
Manila at once from the Pacific coast.
Later on Havana will be attacked from
the reir by the United States and in
surgent troops, and by the fleet in
Cable advices received from Rear
'Irairal Sampson announce his arrival
on lie coast of Hayti with a, division
01 his fleet. He will remain at i the
point where he is now located until the
Department or one of the scouts inform
ni<» of the appearance of the Spanish
men-of-war, which sailed from St.
v "»cent nine days ago.
The dons tricked Commander Lam-,
wrton. says a Manila dispatch to the
«ew York Herald. He had been sent
? take (Juvi arsenal. He demanded^
lr ?l!rr«i<k'r, but they asked for more
"me Upon their request being grant
'i»>ev unproved their opportunities
? Bee ' n- to Manilla and taking with
em the Mauser rifles of the fort.
Another tale of death on the Alaska
"•»! has been received at Victoria, B.
the Vent- y*two men were engulfed in
waters of an icebound mountain"
no eam near Crater lake. .Of the party
?« one life was saved. The sudden
E ««ng of the ice on which tie gold
th\TA Were walking sent them to
in" doom without a moment's warn- ;
bow vie names of the dead are un-
. The surgeon of the Castilla says that
Adrn? ?^ tle of Manila the^SpaKish
cant, , Oute was wounded. The
kin.)"' chaplain and 90 others were
0 ' ', anJ 60 mounded on the Caetilla.
*nnnd le< ] and fifty were killed and
AdmT°?d Ed on the Rein* Cristina,
kill./ lo »teio'a flagship. Five were':
de T, ai1: 1 90 wounded on the Don Juan
on the Un oa ° klUod and 60wounded
Minor News Items.
held L e", tire gang of train robbers who
Grand A ? Santa Fee train near OrO
J- v.ai., has been lodged in* jail. '$
•00 to RnaYuk,° n> at a Stance of from
many boo miles from the sea, there are
miles vJn ntS Where the river ifi 80'
*BideJ lUlam Ayere, who died at his
diß«nct?on nof hl lad.elphia^^ the
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Che San luan Islander;
The Winslow Damaged—Four Sailors
and One Officer Killed.
In an engagement in Cardenas harbor
between the United Spates torpedo-boat
Winalow and the gunboats Wilmington
and Hudson on one side and some
Spanish gunboats reinforced by land
batteries on the other, the Winslow
was badly damaged, one officer and four
sailora were killed, and the captain and
five men were wounded. The other
American vessels engaged were not
Sampson's eqnadron ia said to have
met and defeated the Cape Verde fleet
in a naval battle east of Hayti. The
report cannot be verified.
Germany has intimated to the United
States, it is said in London, that she
expects to have a voice in the disposi
tion of the Philippine islands.
A boarding-house burned in Chicago
and three of the inmates lost their
lives, while four other were injured.
A number of narrow escapes are re
A special received in Washington
from Fort de France Martinique saya
an American squadron of nine ships is
bombarding San Juan, Porto Rico.
Secretary Long saya the report is
A Washington correspondent says
that Admiral Dewey has had instruc
tions sent him from Washington order
ing the immediate destruction of all
Spanish warships and fortifications at
the Philippines.
Spain is overrun with plotters.
Weyleritea, Carlists and Republicans
are each striving to raise a. revolt.
Their latest scheme is to obstruct pro
cedure in parliament, so that the people
will be in an explosive mood when the
next Spanish reverse shall occur.
A Hong Kong special to a New York
paper says a trading vessel from the
Philippines report having witnessed the
destruction of a Spanish warship by
the United States gunboat Concord at
Iloilo. The fight lasted two hours.
There was no casualty or damage on
the Concord.
Advices from Manila by steamer
which left Monday say the insurgents
are uncontrollable. The whole country
is in a state of anarchy, and Admiral
Dewey ia powerless to restore order with
his limited force. He is unwilling to
bombard the city and hopes to starve
them into submission.
A Havana special to a London paper
snys: Four American vessels opened
fire on Cienfugos Wednesday and at
tempted to land arms and men in
barges. The Spanish troops, assisted
by the fort, drove off the invaders.
The American guns destroyed the cable
station. A second attempt to land was
also frustrated. The fighting continued
for eight hours, and.it is rumored that
the Americans lo6t heavily. Altgether
14 Spaniards were wounded.
The house, by a vote of 90 to 48, has
refused to consider the senate immigra
tion bill.
As a resnlt of the deficiency of rain
fall in the principal grain-growing dis
tricts, California's wheat crop is pro
nounced a failure.
The expedition under command of
Captain Dorst, Fourth cavalry, which
left Tampa on the transport Gussie, has
made a successful landing within 50
miles of Havana.
The correspondent in Rome of news
papers in Paris all affirm that a revolu
tion in Italy is imminent, and that a
popular rising throughout the country
will not long be delayed.
A bold attempt was made to hold up
the stage running from AUuras to Red
ding, Cal. The highwaymen three
times shot the driver, who, however,
fought desperately, and finally succeed
ed in beating off his bold assailants.
The Manila rebels cannot be. re
strained, and massacres of Spanish
priests and officials continue. A proc
lamation issued by the rebel chief call
ing upon all insurgents to obey Dewey's
orders fails to completely stop the
bloody work.
A serious outbreak by hungry Span
ish peasants occurred in the town of
Logsonok, Spain. Grain stores were
attacked and pillaged. A cavalry troop
charged the mob, but it was repulsed
by a determined onslaught made by
women armed with axes and cudgels.
Commissary-General Egan has. or
dered the purchase of 1,000,000 rations
at San Francisco for the tioops to be
sent to help Admiral Dewey complete
the conquest of the Philippines, and
Assistant Secretary Meikeljohn has
chartered two fine steamers as trans
The Hawaiian mail has arrived in
Washington, and it is given out that
the Hawaiian government stands ready
to afford the United States all possible
aid in carrying out its military and
naval plans "in the Pacific, furnishing
its ships coal, refuge and facilities for
A Cadiz tpecial says the Spanish war
and raval departments are advancing
preparations for a relief expedition to
the Philippines, which it is said will
be composed of 8,000 regular soldiers
and two batallions of marines. In
structions have been sent to General
Augusti to hold out as long as possible,
40 days being required for the arrival of
an expedition going by way of the Suea
canal and the Red sea.
Thft United Btates government baa
establieiied censorship of telegrams,
forbidding the transmission of code
messages to or from Havana.
The oldest hoase in Pennsylvania has ]
been damaged by fire in C&ester. It
was built in 1668 and was long used as
a tavern, and later as a playhouse.
Underground London contains 8,000
miles of sewers, 34,000 miles of tele
graph wires, 4,680 aail«s «* water
mains, 8,200 miles of gt* pipes, all J
definitely fixed.
Charleston Starts With
Ammunition for '
At Least One Hundred and Fifty Tong
of Ammunition Will Be Taken—The
City of Peking Will Follow Shortly
With Troops—Philippine Insurgents.
Washington, May 13.—The nary
department decided to have the crui
ser Charleston start immediately on its
relief mission to Dewey's fleet at Ma
nilla. The Charleston will leave with
out waiting to convoy the City of Pe
king and other ships loaded with sup
plies. The orders to the commandant
of the navy-yard at Mare island are to
put on board the Charleston all the
ammunition she will carry, so long as
her steaming capacity is not retarded.
It is the understanding here that at
least 150 tons of ammunition can be
put on board. It is estimated that it
will take the Charleston two weeks to
reach Manila.
The rush orders to the Charleston
will have the result, possibly, of oblig
ing the department to send another ves
sel, probably the Philadelphia, along
with the troop transports, which are
expected to go out from San Francisco
about the end of the week, as it is very
unusual in time of war to send such
transports without a warship for con
By extraordinary efforts on the part
of the authorities here, all the powder,
shot and shell requisite for the reliei
expedition have been assembled at San
Francisco already, though it was at
first thought it would take until the
15th to draw these supplies from the
various points. The ammunition in
cludes 500 rounds of big projectiles for
the guns of the Olympia, and about
20,000 six-inch shells, and 10,000 five
inch shells, as all the cruisers of Ad
miral Dewey's fleet mount five and six
inch guns. There is also an ample
supply of the smaller sizes of Bhot and
shell for the machine and rapid-fire
gune. The stock of powder will be in
three lots, aggregating over 70,000
The Charleston has a crew of about
300 men, and this probanly will be
augmented by a marine guard of a few
hundred men. The Charleston ia a pro
tected cruiser of 3,730 tons displace
ment, built of steel, and mounts eight
guns in her main battery. She has
twin screws, and an indicated horse
power of 6,666. The authorities here
hardly expect her to make more than
13 knots, owing to her heavy stock of
coal, ammunition and supplies. Her
coalbunkers are rather limited, so that
she will probably have to stop at Hono
lulu to recoal.
The City of Peking^ which will fol
low her, is a very fast merchantman,
capable of being pushed to 18 knots or
more, so that even with the handicap
she has of starting several days after
the Charleston, there is a prospect that
she may overhaul her in the race across
the Pacific and reach Manila first.
This will depend, however, on how
soon the City of Peking can be made
ready for a start. Saturday is the
earliest date mentioned.
The Charleston is commanded by
Captain Henry Glass. Aside from
carrying ammunition and supplies to
Admiral Dewey, the Charleston will
prove a valuable addition to his squad
ron. She will come next to the Balti
more in point of size and effectiveness.
In determining upon this speedy de
parture of the Charleston, the
authorities here have had in mind not
only the need of giving early relief to
Admiral Dewey, but also have been
somewhat apprehensive of the attitude
of the Philippine insurgents. The
news reaching here from the Philip
pines, indicating that the insurgent
force might resort to massacres, is re
ceived with serious attention by the
officials, as the present position in con
trolling Manila bay imposes a certain
degree of responsibility in seeing that
civilized methods prevail, and that the
insurrectionists do not resort to lawless
and incendiary measures.
The Philippine Question.
New York, May 13.—A special to
the World from Washington says:
There is considerable difference of
opinion in congress on the question of
holding the Philippines. Every one
concedes that they are valuable, bat it
is thought by some that they would be
a source of weakness. The opponents
of Hawaiian annexation are almost to
a man in favor of disposing of the
islands, while on the other hand the
friends of annexation believe the
United States should hold the islands
permanently. One thing seems cer
tain. If it ifl concluded that the islands
are to be knocked down to the high
est bidder, a coaling station will be
held by the United States.
Rumored Naval Movements.
Hong Kong, May 12.—1t is rumored
that naval movements are progressing
which suggests an intention on the part
of the powers to intervene between the
United States and Spain.
Tonquin papers (under French direc
tion) denounce the Americans as pirates,
and the Anglo-Saxon race as encroach
ing upon the Latin race.
The British gunboat Swift will relieve
the gunboat Tinna at Manila. Sht» will
leave Hong Kong tomorrow for the
Oregon and Washington Troops Leave
for San Francisco.
Portland, Or., May 13.—Portland
turned out to a man today to bid fare
well to the first four companies of vol
unteers to leave Oregon to fight for their
The soldiers marched through the
streets to their train amid such a wav
ing of flags, shower of flowers and
tumult of cheering as has never been
seen in Portland before. Along the
line of march 9,000 school children
waved flags and snouted as they passed.
At the union depot, where they em
barked at 5:30 on a special train,
thousands of people were gathered to
wish them well.
The battalion which left was under
command of Lieutenant-Colonel Yoran,
the major being C. U. Gantenbein,who
"was born and raised in Oregon. The
command consisted of company A,
Captain H. L. Heath; company B,
Captain J. L. May; company C, Cap
tain W. C. Moon, and company D,
Captain A. F. Prescott.
First Batalllon From Washington.
Tacoma, Wash., May 13.—Amid
martial music, flying flags, waving
handkerchiefs, cheers and many tears
from loved ones left behind, the first
batalion ot Washington state volun
teers marched from their camp south
of the city through the principal streets
this morning, embarking on the steam
ship Senator for San Francisco. They
were escorted by a mounted troop, vet
erans, sons of veterans and cadet corps.
Among the bands was one from the In
dian reservation. The schools were
closed and a general holiday observed.
Thousands lined the sidewalks to bid
good-bye to the departing soldiers.
The Coast Is Safe.
Washington, May 13.—Representa
tive Tongue has now been assured by
the navy department that the com
merce on the Pacific coast is amply pro
tected. There are now 15 vessels of
different sizes attached to the Pacific
squadron, which are said to be enough
for the purpose of cruising up and down
the coast, but more can be added if
found necessary.
Bill for Its Construction Introduced In
the House.
Washington, May 13.—A bill allow
ing the British Columbia & Seattle
Railroad Company, of Washington, to
construct a railroad bridge across the
Columbia at Vanconver, was recently
introduced in the house of representa
tives. Under the provisions of the
bill, work will be commenced within
two years from the passage of the act,
and completed within two years. The
bridge is to include two large draws,
at least one span of sufficient size to
permit of small traffic, and is to be
constructed 10 feet above high water,
taking the measurement from the max
imum limit. Provision is made to
guard against obstructing navigation
on the Columbia, either temporarily
during the course of construction, or
after the structure is complete. The
work is to be carried on under the su
pervision of the secretary *)f war, to
whom will be submitted for approval
drawings of the bridge, and maps of
the location. Favorable action on this
measure will undoubtedly be had, as a
bridge at the point named is needed by
the public as well as the company.
Three Persons Killed In a Bl* Phila
delphia Fire.
Philadelphia, May 13.—Three per
sons were burned to death today, and
property amounting to $255,000 de
stroyed by a fire which originated in
the big six story building occupied by
McCadden Bros., wholesale dealers in
toys and fireworks. 619 Market street.
The dead are:
William McCadden, a member of the
Charles Richardson, a packer.
Misa Evelyn Caldwell, a stenogra
pher and typewriter.
Their bodies were found on the sec
ond floor of the rear of the building,
and were so charred that it was impos
sible to recognize them, but as all the
employes with the exception of those
named have been accounted for, there
can be no doubt as to their identity.
Three other persons are missing—the
engineer, the fireman and a porter.
The fire" originated from an explosion
of fireworks. %
Ten Injured by an Explosion.
Cleveland, 0., May 13.—Ten men
were seriously injured by an explosion
of gas in the new water works tunnel
under the lake. The explosion occur
red over 63,000 feet from shore.
Total Destruction of a Spanish Torpedo-
Boat Destroyer.
London, May 13.—A dispatch to the
Globe from Gibraltar says a British
steamer just arrived there reports offl -
cially that she passed a Spanish tor
pedo-boat destroyer yesterday, which
was guarding the straits. Shortly
after the steamer passed her all the
lights of the destroyer were suddenly
extinguished, a terrific explosion fol
lowed immediately and the destroyer
disappeared. The disaster was appar
ently caused by an explosion of her
boilers. It is believed all on board
The Destructor.
London, May 13.—The Spanibh tor
pedo-boat destroyer reported _to be
blown up near Gibraltar probably is the
; Destructor. The Destructor is classed
as a torpedo gunboat. She was built
at Clydebank in 1887, and was 19S feet
6 inches long, and was estimated to
have a speed of about 29 H knots. Her
armament consisted of one 3.5-inch gun*
four 6-pounders. quick-firing, and four
Maxim guns. She had three torpedo
tabes, and a crew of 56 men.
Spanish Fleet Returns
to Cadiz to Es
American Squadron May Have to Cross
the Atlantic Before Peace Is Finally
Secured—Blockading Fleet Destroys
More Spanish Earthwork*. j
Washington, May 12.—Advices were
received late this afternoon by both tho
state and navy department that the
Spanish flying squadron of four cruis
ers, and three torpedo boat destroyers,
had arrived at Cadiz, Spain. This is
the fleet that sailed from the Cape
Verde islands nearly two weeks ago.
It is hard to tell whether the naval
officers were relieved or disappointed
by the news. The safety from attack |
is now completely assured, and the way
ia clear for military operations in Cuba,
without running the risk of having the
occupying army's line of communica
tion cut off.
On the other hand, it is believed
that no enduring peace can be secured
until the Spanish navy has been de
stroyed, and it now appears that the
sailors and soldiers must make up their
Map Showing Location of American and Spanish Fleets.
minds to go after the Spanish, a task
very much more difficult than that of
meeting them near our own shores. It
was suggested by some of the members
of the navy department that there was
just a possibility that the Spanish
squadron might take a quick passage
into the Pacific through the Suez canal,
and attack Dewey at Manila. It is said
that, contrary to common understand
ing, the Suez canal is open to warships
of belligerent powers, so that if the
Spanish choose to take this course, they
would have a long start of any pursuing
fleet from our side of the Atlantic.
It is scarcely believed, however, that
the Spanish are willing to take the risk
of exposing to our attaok their own
home ports by the withdrawal of so
considerable a proportion of their naval
strength as would be required to over
match Dewey.
Nothing was heard from Sampson to
day, but there is a confident expecta
tion that interesting news will be com
ing from his squadron within the next
24 hours. Whether this means an
attack on Porto Rico or not cannot be
The return of the Spanish fleet leaves
the course free to the Oregon to make a
juncture with the North, Atlantic
Plenty of Work for the Blockading
Key West, May 12.—The Spanish
soldiers are displaying much activity
along the coast from Bahia Honda, 45
miles west of Havana, to Cardenas, 65
miles to the eastward. As the ships of
the blockading fleet have instructions j
to prevent the erection of new fortifica
tions, and have at various points shelled
working parties, the task of strengthen
ing existing defenses and throwing up
earthworks is carried on principally at
night, save in the immediate vicinity
of Havana.
The narrow escape of the Vicksburg
and Morrill Saturday, when they were j
decoy«d within easy range of the Santa
Clara batteries, just west of Morro cas
tle, has taught some of the unannored
ships a lesson, and it is not likely that
that class of boats will venture within
close range of the modern high-power
guns again.
It may be, however, by the erection
of these light batteries, which must be
abandoned as soon as the serious work
of the fleet begins, that Blanco puts
heart in his starving soldiers, and im
bues them with the idea that a Yankee
invasion can be repelled at any point.
The Hornet and the VVinslow, now
blockading Matanzas, have had a lively
time for several days, shelling Spanish
details at work on batteries and tele
giaph lines outside of the entrance of
the harbor. There, as at other pointer,
most of the work is done at night, and
each morning sees fresh earthworks
thrown up like fresh ant hills against
the rusty green of the coast line.
Sunday morning the Hornet found a
party putting a telegraph line from the
lighthouse and signal station, a mile
! east of Matanzas harbor, to the battery
west ot Point Ca ban ilia, on the other
side of the bay. The batteries here are
said to be of some magnitude, mount
ing a few high-power guns. To stop
this telegraph activity, the Hornet
steamed qnietly in and dropped a shell
in the midst of the workmen. They
scattered like rabbits, and the line
grounded then tad there.
Will Soon Tell Spain That It Ia Time
to Quit.
Washington, May 12.—As a result of
the Spanish reverse at, Manila, leading
members of the diplomatic crops, rep
resenting some of the most influential
of the great powers in Europe, have
unofficially exchanged views on the op
portuneness of a movement, dictated
by the most friendly spirit, and in the
interest of peace, toward urging upon
Spain the futility of further prosecut
ing the war and inducing her to sue for
peace on the basis of the relinquish
ment of Cuba, the promise of a war
indemnity, and the occupation of Ma
nila by Admiral Dewey until the war
indemnity is paid.
This discussion has been entirely un
official, and without advices from their
own governments, but it is said •hat
Spain's plight is such at the present
moment that a movement on the other
side may begin at any time toward
inducing Spain to make terms for clos
ing the war. In such a move it is
pointed out that those powers that have
been friendly to Spain, particularly
Austria and France, might well join in
urging her to sue for peace before it if
too late. It is said the nations friendly
to Spain might suffer by a prolongation
of the war, and the ultimate annihila
tion of Spain.
At ihe same time those powers most
friendly to the United States, particu
larly Great Britain and Russia, would,
it is believed, join in a movement
promising to restore the peace of tin
The military attaches of foreign
establishments here say that Admiral
Montejo and his entire staff ought to be
1 and undoubtedly will be court-mar
! tialed for allowing themselves to bt
surprised by Admiral Dewey's fleet.
The German nava! attache, after
securing credentials from the navy de
j partrnent, has gone to Fort Monroe,
where he will make observations of
Commodore Schley's squadron. While
the department has given all naval at
taches every proper courtesy, it has felt
constrained not to grant them perma
nent facilities on board American ships,
as it is said that, in time of war, n<<
government permits foreign observers
aboard ships.
Adminl Montejo Killed.
London, May 12. —A special dispatch
from Shanghai says it is reported there
that Admiral Montejo, the commander
of the Spanish fleet, who escaped from
Cavite by running along the shore to
Manila with his two sons, was killed
by the populace of the latter plaoe.
It is added that the hospital of San
Rogue, filled with Spanish soldiers, wa?
set on fire by shells from the Boston,
and two Sisters of Chrrity were killed
while removing the wounded.
Massacres are reported to have oc
curred outside of Manila, the insur
gents butchering even the Spanish
women and children.
On the Warpath.
Denver, May 12. —A special to the
News from Nogales, Ariz., says: Word
was received from Fort Huaohuca that
100 Indians, composed of Apaches,
I Papagos and Yaquif, had banded to
gether and weie moving in the direc
tion of Nogales. The citizens' home
guard and company Q, of the Arizona
| militia, were immediately notified.
j The streets were patrolled all nij?ht,
i and guards were stationed on the sur-
I rounding hilltops to give warning of
I the approach of the Indians. No dis
turbance occurred, but a sharp lookout
will be kept day and night. Another
company of home guards will patrol the
streets to prevent a surprise similar to
| the Yaqui outbreak which occuned a
few years ago^
First Drowning of the Season.
Fort Canby, Wash., May 12.—The
first accident of this fishing season oc
curred this afternoon. Fit lerman
Stohlman and his boatpuller, Charles
Heggblom, were carried into the break
' ers on Peacock spit, where their boat
capsized. Heggblom was rescued by
the Fort Canby life crew, bat Stohlman
| was washed off the boat and sank before
the crew could reach him. Forty min
utes after the body was found in the
net. All attempts to resuscitate him
were unavailing. The body was taken
to Astoria.
Chariton, la., May 13.—A collision
between passenger and freight trains on
the Burlington five miles west of here
this morning resulted in serious injury
to one engineer, probably fatal injury
to a tramp stealing a ride and the total
destruction by fire of 16 cars.
Prisoners of War.
Atlanta, May 12.—Sixteen prisoners
of war, nine officers and the remainder
privates and noncommissioned officers,
arrived tonight and were placed in the
military prison at Fort McPherson.
The Spaniards were captured in Cuban
waters several days ago.
Shanghai, May 11.—There were
serious riots last evening at Bhaahi, in
the province of Hupoi. The custom
house, and several foreign buildings
were burned.
Transport Starts With
Supplies for the
Several More Transports Will Be Sent its
Soon as They Can Be Loaded—Major-
General Nunei Returns From Cuba—
Will Conduct a Vigorous Campaign.
Tampa, Fla., May 11.—The steamer
Gussie, one of the Mallory line boats,
chartered by the government for use as
a transport, will sail for Cuba before
morning, loaded with arms, ammuni
tion and supplies furnished by the
United States government for the uso
of the Cuban insurgents. A company
of 100 United States troops from the
First regiment of infantry will accom
pany the expedition, and aid in guard
ing the landing of the valuable cargo,
and will, if necessary, penetrate into
the interior far enough to place the
supplies in the hands of the insurgents.
The expedition will be in charge of Cap
tain VV. H. Dorst, General Miles' aid,
who has just returned from Cuba.
The Gussie has on board between
6,000 and 7,000 Springfield rifles,
about 20,000 rounds of ammunition,
and several hundred boxes of provi
sions, consisting principally of canned
meats and hardtack. The utmost
secrecy is maintained regarding the
point of landing, but, in view of Cap
tain Do'Bt'a recent landing near Ha
vana, where he communicated with
the insurgent leader, General Delgado,
it is supposed that the expedition will
be headed for a point not far from Ha
vana. The Gussie had mounted on
her forward deck a one-pounder rapid
fire gun. It is understood, however,
that she will be met not far from Key
West by a gunboat from the blockad
ing squadron, anu escorted to the desig
nated landing place.
The Whitney, a sister ship of the
Gussie, which sailed for Dry Tortugas
with two companies of the Twenty-fifth
infantry, returned today. It is inti
mated that she will follow the Gussie
to Cuba as soon as the arms and sup
plies can be loaded. Before a week
has passed it is believed the insurgent
leaders will have been furnished with
arms enough for at least 15,000 men,
and, with a base of supplies established
on the coast, a vigorous campaign
against the Spanish forces will be in
augurated. Large amounts of powder
and projectiles for the blockading
squadron are now arriving here.
On Picnic island there are 12 cars
loaded with dynamite torpedoes, pow
der and other ammunition, which will
be sent to Key West, and as many moie
cars are on the wharf tracks. An extra
heavy guard has been placed around
the cars. Hundreds of carpenters are
at work today fitting up big transports.
It is believed now that all of the boats
here will be in readiness for loading by
Wednesday night.
General Nunez Returns.
Washington.May 11.— Major-General
Nunez, of the Cuban aimy, arrived
here last night on his return from land
ing a^arty in Cuba. c This landing was
effected about two weeks ago, after con
ferences between Nunez, General Miles
and Senor Quesada, the Cuban delegate,
and was for the purpose of opening up
communication with Generals Garcia
and Gomez. (" After a brief conference
with^MrQuesada, General left '
[for New York, where he will report to
President Palma The results |of k his
trip are guarded . with much care by ;th
Cuban officials here, who deem it inex
pedient to discuss what General Nunez
did. It is said, however, that his party |
found no difficulty in establishing com
munication with the Cuban command
ers in the island.
■ It is understood that General i Nunez
will continue organizing parties of
Cubans to go to the front, i and * will
have command iof the united Cuban
forces other than those in the field un
der Garcia and Gomez.
His Troops Are Badly in Need of Arms
- and Ammunition.
New York, May 11.—A commission
er sent to Gomez' camp has returned -
here. v Gomez . formally declares his
readiness to co-operate with Miles and
Sampson whenever the United States
has available the land forces necessary
to take Havana without: risking many
of our soldiers.
' Hunger in 7 the field almost equals
Weyler's - cemetery towns. Ten
thousand Cuban revolutionists have
died in the last four months. Gomez'
own forces in Santa Clara are now liv
ing vicariously, on small game. . Other
portions are worse, and but 20,009
thealthy soldiers remain.
There are 12,000 men in Southeast
ern Cuba; 2,000 in Santa Clara under
Carillo, 1,500 in Matanzas under Betan
court; 1,600 in Havana under various
small leaders; 8,000 in Pinar del Rio.
Pedro Dla« and Mayi Rodriguez are un
der the experienced and 1 Hal Gomez,
and there are folly 20,000 more Cubans
anxious to fight if . armed, equipped
and fed by the United States. Exam
pled by a few regular, troops, the most
moderate estimate is 40,000 resolute Cv- -
bans, of which at least half beard bul
lets before.
Conditions of the • blockaded ; island
beggar description. ;V : " ; ;:; v v --^r--^;: v;.:.--; ;^
American export! for 1897 amount**
to 11,060,000.000,

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