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VOL. VIII. NO. 17.
What Has Happened in the
Civilized World.
. complex Review of the News of the
rant Seven Days in This and •
All Foreign Lands*
Jacksonville, Fla., is likely to; be
'. t } ie base of operations against
irtoßioo. General Lee will open
fcadqnarters there immediately.
m* anti-British demonstrations at
Manila are intensifying. . The queen's
Inits are insulted and all foreigners
preparing to take refuge at Cavite.
On Decoration -lay a big gathering of
Americana proceeded to the tomb of
Layette, in the Pypus cemetery
pjris, and the tomb was decorated with
wreaths and mutual flags.'
The British battleship Renown re-1
Us being chased by an unknown
Liner while on her way from Ber
ah , The nationality of the pursu
ing vessel could not be learned.
The secretary of war lias authorized
the L'overnor of Nebraska to raise a leg
init , of infantry, under the presi-
second call. William J. Bryan
will be colonel of the new regiment.
Advices from Cadiz say all the guns
of both batteries and forts are being re
placed by heavier guns. It is reported
that the departure of Camara's fleet has
been delayed by defects in the torpedo
In the campaign against the Span
iards in Cuba, the army and navy will
act together. No decisive blow is likely
to be Struck by either branch of the
service until the other is ready to co
It is stated that there is a possibil
ity of Adolph Sotio, San Francisco's
ex-mayor, partly recovering his
health, notwithstanding that his physi
cians have rroi tranced his mental and
physical condition incurable.
According to late Manila advices
there is serious sickness on board the
United States cruiser Boston. It is be
lieved that fish furnished the vessel at
Manila had been poisoned. The Span
iards were caught trying to strengthen
their defenses and forced to desist.
The captain of the British steamer
Laugh ton. who saw the Cape -Verde
fleet in Curacoa harbor reports the
Spanish ship 3in fair s-hape, but coal
■was quite low with them. All the ves
ted took on enough to carry them to
the next port. The Vizeaya and Maria
Teresa also took on largo quantities of
provisions and other supplies from
As a result of the investigation the,
treasury department lias been making
into the question of a tariff for the
Philippines to be levied as a military
attribution daring the occupation of
the islands by the United States forces,"
the administration have practically de
cided to enforce the existing Spanish
schedules only, with such changes as
circumstances may make necessary. „
The British steamer Reatormel was
captured by the St. Paul while trying
to enter Santiago harbor with a cargo
of coal for Cervera's warships.
Premier Sagasta's race is almost run,
say? a Madrid dispatch, and the over
throw of the Spanish cabinet is only a
question of a brief time.
On Decoration day the blue and gray
united in honoring the heroes of an
other war, the present conflict awak
ening new interest in the day;
A change of front is strongly
marked in Canada. The Canadians
express great friendship for the United
States and Toronto churches held spe
cial alliance services.
Secretary Long has officially , com
mended Captain E. C. Clark and the
™iceisand men under his command
or their excellent work in bringing the
tattle-ship Oregon safely to Key West.
Kids are to be invited at once for the
construction of three modern fighting
ve^elsforthe navy. The new ships
*»' all be of the Indiana type, heav- i
llv armored and formidably' armed, of
maximum speed of 16 knots. All
wreeare to be completed within two
and one-half years. . ... ~- -■ /»
A strong expedition has landed -at
Four hundred men, a
Jnn i train and a large quantity of war
JPPlies compose it. It is said to be
Jjemost powerful anti-Spanish expe
otion ever sent to Cuba. About 300
"the men are Cubans, and the' others
„?t fT icans- The pack train con.
I'" „° 75 males and 25 horses. ? The
SoonnS 1 Carried 7'ooo rifles and.
(.':, '7° rounds of ammunition :: for
benerai Garcia.
Th! 6? received from Manila says:
mini mT cms caPtured the Spanish
aSm • Leyte, while the latter was
Iloi]7 tlng t0 run dispatches^ into
I--,,*, c f steamer is reported to have;
an ed 6,000 rifles at Cavite for the use
offe '7* SUrgents- The Spanish have
al.l „1 5!000 the head of Aguin
a S"' a V nßUrgent leader- In reply to
aI.JoU attemP. t to win over Aguin
hav«;T n' the insurgents are said to
are informed the Spaniards that they
meni eUtr and .will await develop;
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know' Kn; yAStantOn' the widel
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divorced mVl' haS *«« ranted
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Che San luan Islander.
According to information received
from hitherto reliable sources, the
United States and Spanish forces at
Santiago are preparing for battle, and
news of a decisive engagement is ex
The run on the govenment's bank
has assumed formidable proportions,
and is steadily increasing day by day.
Spain is gradually drifting to a paper
A dispatch from a correspondent with
the fleet off Santiago says Cervera's
squadron was entrapped by a clever
ruse engineered by Schley, who led the
Spanish admiral to think it perfectly
safe to enter Santiago haibor.
The secretary of war has sent con
gress a request for appropriations
amounting to 153.879,369. These ap
prorpriations will be used for the
equipment and maintenance until June
1, 1899, of the 125,000 volunteers re
cently called for by the president.
Santiago is to be invested by a land
force. Government officials think a
naval attack alone might not be effect
ive. Haste is essential, as the prospect
of the early approach of the cyclone
season makes Schley's stay in the open
sea perilous. Secretary Alger intimates
that the invasion of Porto Rico will
promptly follow the fall of Santiago.
The state department and the attor
ney-general, by direction of the presi
dent, are working hard in the prepara
tion of a form of government for Cuba
after the Spaniards are driven out. An
effort is being made to have a complete
plan for these operations ready to be
put into effect as soon as peace is de
Loaded with wealth but deserted and
starving, John Rochel, once a well
known manufacturer of Sioux City, la.,
peiisbed last April on the trail between
Dawson and Dyea, Alaska. The news
of his death reached Sioux City in a
letter to his widow by Richard Hen
drickson, from Seattle. He was aban
doned by his comrades and left to die.
In the engagement at Santiago the
Spanish flagship Cristobal Colon was
etruck twice by shells from the Massa
chusetts and the batteries were badly
damaged by the firing of the cruiser
New Orleans. Three hundred shots
were fired by the Americans. No
American vessel was hit and no one on
the ships injured. The Spanish loss
was not heavy.
Chas. W. Post, who has just re
turned from Hong Kong, says that pre
vious to the battle of Manila, Admiral
Dewey had a social passage at arms
with Prince Henry, a brother of Em
peror William of Germany. Prince
Henry slighted the United States at a
series of toasts tendered at a banquet,
and was made to apologize to the hero
of Manila. The apology was written.
A World dispatch from Madrid says:
Spain will yield no territory, and will
not listen to peace overtures on such a
The schooner Jane Gray, which left
Seattle for Kotzebue sound with a party
of prospectors, on board has been
wrecked off Cape Flattery.
The converted yacht Wasp reports
having gone into Cienfuegos harbor
and sighting three Spanish cruisers,
probably of Cerveia's fleet.
Secretary Alger, in a letter to con
gress says that 15,000j0r 20,000 troops
will go to Cuba at once and be follow
ed, as soon as possible, by 50,000 more.
The Florida expedition is now safe
with Garcia's army. A letter has
been received in Key West from one of
the American members of the party,
which was written after the landing
was made.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
by two Spanish torpedo boats to des
troy the ships of Schley's fleet, but
they were repulsed and took shelter
beneath the guns of the forts. This
engagement, it is said, was the first
hostile movement off Santiago.
The war department is massing ra
tions for 30 days for the troops assem
bled at Jacksonville under the com
mand of Major-General Lee. Officials
decline to say how many men are to
be concentrated there, or whether they
will stay at that place for the full SO
days for which rations are provided.
Amid the music of a hundred bands,
the cheers of hundreds of thousands oi
people, the blasts of many whistles
and the waving of innumerable flags,
the trans-Mississippi exposition was
formally opened in Omaha. Nothing
occurred to mar the occasion. Presi
dent McKinley addressed the assembled
multitude by long-distance telephone,
touched the magic button and , the ex
position was dedicated.
As a result of the bombardment by
the Atlantic squadron, Santiago de
Cuba's El Morro was entirely des
troyed. The Spanish losses in killed
and wounded were heavy. Details re
garding the American losses are lack
ing, but it is thought that few if any
men were killed and that few were
wounded during the engagement.
Little damage was done to the war
ehips of either fleet An auxiliary
cruiser belonging to Schley's squadron,
however, was disabled, and the Span
ish claim to hare landed several shells
on the battle-ship lowa, but the ltatei
report is not confirmed. The Spaniards
displayed their usual poor markmaa
ship throughout the engagement
It is reported that Bishop John P.
Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, will soon retire from active
duty because of ill health.
James fl. Mead.one of the oldest the
atrical managers in America, died
suddenly at hia home in New York
city. He was 68 yearaoM.
Belgium has been caught in a de
liberate violation of neutrality law.
She permitted the steamer Ravenna to
load at Antwerp wUh wannwitiona
supposedly for the Spaniards.
Schooner Jane Gray
Goes Down With 34
Sprang a Leak at Night and Bank
Almost Immediately— Twenty-Seven
Survivors-The 111-Fated Craft Was
Bound for Kotzebue.
Seattle.Wash., June 3.—The schoon-
Br Jane Gray, which sailed from Seat
tle for Kutzebue sound on May 19, with
61 people on board, foundered Sunday,
May 22, about £90 miles west of Gape
Flattery at 2 o'clock in the morning,
while lying to in a moderate gale under
foresails. Ten minutes after the alarm
was given she lay at the bottom of the
ocean, with 34 of her passengers. The
remaining 27 succeeded in embarking
in a launch, and reached this city this
afternoon. Those lost are:
Signor Gaia, Italy; Signor Bresseta,
Italy; Jack Lindsay, Everett; W. H.
Gleason, Seattle; W. A. Johnson, Seat
tle; V. J. Smith, Seattle; C, G. Smith,
Seattle; P. C. Little, Seattle; S. W.
Young, Seattle; W. D. Millan, Seattle;
Horace Palmer, Lebanon, O.; F. G.
Saulsberry, Minnesota; A. B. Dunlap,
Dwight, 111.; B. D. Ranney, Mexico;
B. E. Snipes, jr., Seattle; J. M. Staut
man, Westfield, N. J.; E. M. Taylor,
California; F. S. Taylor, California;
B. S. Spencer, California; W. P. Doxey,
Edward F. Ritter, F. W. Ginther, B.
S. Frost, W. F. Levering, William
Otter, O. F. McKelvey, M. C. Brown,
C. C. Akins, N. Hedlund, Charles Wil
liams; V. C. Gambel, wife and child,
missionary on St. Lawrence island, in
Behring sea; one other.
Nearly all of the Jane Gray's pas-
sengers were prospectors.
It is possible that there may be four
or five survivors whose names cannot
bo ascertained.
Captain Crockett gave the following
account of the wieck:
"We were lying to under our fore
sail. j A moderate gale was blowing,
and the sea was running high. I had
gone to bed, and was asleep when the
watchman wakened >me with the \ an
nouncement that something; was wrong.;
I arose at once, and found i the vessel
leaking. A hurried • investigation
showed that she would \ soon sink, and
I at once notified the passengers of the
situation.* Most of ; them were, asleep
- underneath the deck. ", A scene of con
fusion then took place, and it is.impos
sible to give any ; * detailed account of
the events that followed. c The dark
ness added to the confusion. The Jane
ray carried ; two '\ lifeboats and i two
launches. lat once ordered the boats
lowered.., The v; first lifeboatj,wag
swamped. The launch Eennoma, be
longing to the ; Ingraham : party, was
successfully lowered. At this time the
Jane Gray was almost under water.
. "A heavy sea struck \ her, throwing
her on her beam, v There was no time
to launch other boats. The water was
over her hatches, and every one below
was certainly drowned. Those on deck
hurriedly got in the launch. A sack of
prunes and one" of \ turnips were hastily
taken from the ship's stores, and this
was the only food we had till we reached
Vancouver island. As the launch drift
ed away from the; almost submerged
schooner we saw eight or ten men stand
ing on the lee rail clinging to the
rigging. Soon they "disappeared from
sight. Two of them, Job Johnson and
C. J. Reilly, kept afloat by clinging to
bundles of boat lumber. Two hours
after they were , picked up iby our
launch, making 27 in all we had on
board. It is barely possible that there
will be four other survivors. ' ;
"Just before the Jane Gray disap
peared under the waves we thought we
! saw the ] second launch "■ that r was on
board with four forms ; near it. They
were so indistinct that we were not
I sure. v - They seemed to be getting ; into
the launch. We saw nothing of them
when daylight came.
"We improvised a sail and a paddles,
and after drifting 80 1 hours tin j; the
launch, finally landed inside of Bugged
point, Kyuquot • sound, :on Vancouver
island, 80 miles from the scene of the
wreck. : A fire was built on the beach,
and we made a meal on > roasted - mus
•eels. ;We had no food Bince the night
before the disaster, excepting the sack
of prunes and turnips ; that we t threw
into the launch. % We got our drinking I
'water by spreading out a tarpaulin |in
driving rain. An Indian who chanced
to come 5 along ' informed us that the
village of Kyuquot was bat six j miles
■ away. ■ We went there, and • found the
sealing . schooner Favorite ~ becalmed,
and arrangements were made to carry
our party to Victoria.■ We reached
there this morning, .in > ; time to catch
the steamer for Seattle." '.. . . l
-sp" The Jane Gray was a schooner of 107
tons. She was built in Bath, Me., in
■ 1887. She was owned and operated by
McDougall & Southwick, of this city.
Outside of the misers' outfits, she car
ried no cargo. • vggi
General Grant Take* the Oath.
Chickamauga National Park, June
3.—General F. D. Grant today took the
oath as a brigadier-general. The oath
: was administered by Judge Harris, of
Rome, Ga., *n ex-Confederate, and the
ceremony was witnessed by a large
crowd. General Grant expressed satis
faction that ho should have th*» privi
lege of assuming the obligations of his
office from ao distinguished a Confede*-.
I ate. and, when the oeremony was orer,
a great shoot went up.
(he Forts at the Santiago Harbor En
trance Were Demolished.
Cape Haytien, June 3.—A Santiago
dispatch says: The American squad
ron, which bombarded Santiago yes
terday, was composed of 14 vessels,
among which were recognized the lowa,
Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Texas and
New Orleans, besides a gunboat and an
auxiliary cruiser, believed to be the
The five vessels which were recog
nized opened fire on the batteries at
Punta Gorda, El Morro and Socapa,
and also on the cruiser Cristobal Colon,
which advanced toward the entrance of
the harbor. The Americans fired pro
jectiles of 32 centimeters, and the bat
teries, as well as the Cristobal Colon,
kept up an incessant responsive fire.
Two shots landed on the after part of
the lowa, causing much damage. On
the Spanish side, the damage was insig
The American squadron withdrew at
6 o'clock last evening.
This morning the American squadron
reappeared off Santiago, but contented
itself with firing two shots, which are
believed to have been signals agreed
upon with the insurgents, who, num
bering 2.000 or 3,000, are said to have
been three or four miles from Santiago.
Great events aie expected hourly at
. The Spanish authorities have taken
extraordinary precautions, and have
placed *•. in £ the * narrow .; pass at * the
entianoe of the harbor a special con
trivance, which permits the closing and
opening of the port at will, r '
- Details of the Bombardment.
| Port au Prince, June —According
to the latest advices from Santiago do
Cuba, when the Spanish cruiser Cris
tobal Colon emerged from the harbor
yesterday to .the entrance of the ; chan
nel, she. was welcomed by.such a furious
re, as soon as the American squadron
sighted her, that she was compelled ~ to
return into the bay.
The Spaniards pretend that two can-:
nonballs landed on the stern of the
lowa and must have caused damage..
They ;• say that the American squadron
engaged in the bombardment was com
posed of 14 ships, among which they
recognized the Brooklyn, lowa, Massa
chusetts, Texas, New Orleans, and the
protected cruiser Columbia.
The American squadron, which left
"Santiago waters at" 4 ; o'clock yesterday
afternoon, returned in front of % the en
trance of the bay this morning, and
fired the cannon shots, which | were be
lieved to have - been a*. signal = arranged.
with the Cuban troops, massed 6,000
strong three miles from the city.
Everybody expects grave events. „ ..-
A press correspondent at Mole St.
Nicholas telegraphs that the. torpedo
boat Porter was in that port last night
at a late hour, but gave no account of
the bombardment.:;:u~. «"-/i*L? ;
Spain's Resources Are Almost* Entirely
Madrid, June B.—The attention of
the public today \is absorbed in the
condition of the Bank of Spain, which
is considered more serious than any re
verses of the war, inasmuch as the
failure of the bank to help."the govern
ment means the war cannot continue.
, There was a long procession at the
bank during r the day. All classes \of
people were represented, and \ many
women were in line awaiting their
turn to change notes into silver, fear
ing the notes would be subjected to a
discount. If the run continues, there
is danger of the bank's stock rof silver
becoming exhausted,- which will com
pel the government ;to resort to a
forced issue of notes of small . denomi
nation. -.y. .V-y-;/: '■■■'.•' >': \::-r --/■■',. -.-"I.
". y ' The Invasion of Cuba. '
: "Washington, June 3.—Today, j for,
the first ; time since the beginning of
'• hostilities, there appeared to be some
thing in the nature of an official state,
ment of the campaign of the : itod
States government. Th sis y contained
in a letter of Secretary Alger = to the
speaker of the house, transmitting cer
tain recommendation and statements ol
general policy, which disclosed the pur
pose of ■; the war department Ito send
70,000 men to Cuba, 20,000 to start at
once and the remainder just as soon at
they can be made ready for departure.
"■ y Thomas Keene Dead. ■ . - _*..
Ui New York, Jane /. B.—Thomas W.
Keene, the tragedian, who Saturday
underwent an operation for appendici
tis, died at the hospital .earlyf tonight.
Mrs. Keene and the actor's brother and
sister, William Eagleson and | Margaret
: Eaglesbn, were at ■ trie bedside. Keene's
real name was Thomas W. Eagleson.
He resided at Four Corners, \ Btaten
Island. Mr. Keene was 58 years old
and \ left af \ widow, z son and 3 daughter,
the latter being the wife of Ed win Ax-;
den, an actor, at present in Paris.. -
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Bostormel's Cargo Condemned. ;.•:?<;
Key West, Jane 3.—ln : the United
\ States con it today Judge Locke ordered
the condmenation of the cargo of 2,400
;tons of ?coal on : the British steamer
Restormel, captured off Santiago harbor
May 91, while trying to enter, presum
:ably to -deliver coal for the Spanish
fleet. The case of the steamer will
com© up tomorrow.
iaagateifey.. ..' „... .. . . — mm£,wM
;..■"•: Explosion In a Paper Factory. - -,
New York, Jnne B.—A terrific ex
plosion occurred : early today in the tar
'paper factory of Tobias New A Co.
The entire plant was wrecked and
thousands of dollars' worth of damage
done. No one was killed, bat it is
feared some of the injured may die.
■steaded to American Products.
Paris, Jane B.—A decree was pub
lished today provisionally extending
the benefits of the minimum tariff to
various American product*. '~:Zfi
Sampson's Fleet Bom
barded Forts of
Reported to Have Engaged Cervera's
Spanish Squadron—The Engagement
Lasted About Two Hours—Spanish
Losses Were Heavy— Not Hart.
Cape Haytien, June 2.—Advices just
received from Havana say that since 2
o'clock this afternoon the American
fleet at Santiago de Cuba has been
cannonading the batteries of Morro
castle, La Socapa and Punta Qorda.
At the same time, it is added, the
American 6hips have been engaged
with the Spanish warships. The firing
was extremely heavy.
At 3:45 P. M., the cannonading be
came less heavy against the fortifioa
t'ons and was more accentuated in the
locality where the fleets were engaged.
6:40 P. M.—At this hour, the cable
is still working from Santiago. Pri
vate messages intimate that there has
been a severe fight between the Ameri
can fleet and the outer fortifications
and the Spanish fleet The fight lasted
the greater part of the afternoon. The
advantage appears to have been with
the Americans.
According to the latest advioes the
combat is still in progress.
Persons who climbed Lookout moun
tain, at the entrance of Cape Haytien
harbor, declared that they heard can
nonading, low, but distinct, to the west
and to the north, beyond Tortuga
The press correspondent, who was at
the signal station about the same time,
also heard sounds resembling a cannon
ade. The wind was in the right direc
tion to carry the detonations to him.
It seems certain that the fleet that
the Haytien gunboat saw passing Cape
Maysi going northward found its oppor
tunity of turning backward across the
front of an opposing force.
11:15 P. M.—According to advices
from a Spanish source, 14 American
warships and two torpedo-boats were
engaged in the combat at Santiago.
A careful fire was directed against
the batteries of Morro castle until 8:45
P. M., when discharges of cannon
began to be heard at sea off the port.
These diechargea continued until 4
o'clock, then entirely ceased.
From the Spanish account it is im
possible to judge as to the exact merits
of the encounter.
(Morro castle is at the entrance of
the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, La
Socapa is a short distance inside the
harbor entrance, and Punta Gorda is
situated on a point well ineide the har
bor of Santiago de Cuba, showing that
the American fleet has entered the har
bor, according to the Havana advices,
and has engaged the Spanish fleet in
those waters.)
Port au Prince, Hayti, June 2.—
About 2 o'clock this afternoon, a fleet
composed of 14 warships, of which the
cruiser New York displayed the flag
of Rear-Admiral Sampson, and. a num
ber of torpedo-boats began a bombard
ment with heavy guns of the forts and
the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. The
Amor loan fire was directed principally
against the forts and the harbor.
Thejoits of Morro castle, La Socapa
and Punta Gorda suffeied especially.
The cannonading was very persistent
and cannot have failed to be destruc
tive. It lasted until 8:45 P. M.
The town, which is situated near
the inner end of the harbor, escaped
At 3:45 the cannonading diminished.
About 8 o'clock, cannon discharges
were heard at a distance (presumably
at sea), continuing for some time,
when the firing ceased completely. The
Spanish authorities maintain strict
silence as to the number of victims,
who were apparently numerous.
Orders From Headquarters.
i Kingston, Jamaica, June • 2. —A hot
exchange of dispatches between ; Com
modore 1 Schley U and ? Washington : oc
curred daring the last ') 86 hours. The
auxiliary oruiser Yale put in r here Sat
urday, receiving and g sending cable
grams. The Eagle and Harvard \ have
been in Jamaica waters several * times
acting as dispatch-boats. ', - -
.' Spaniards Tried to Kacape.
:: i New York; June 2.—A copyrighted
special ? from !v Port |aa % Prince to the
Evening World says a report was cur
rent at I Mole ? St. Nicholas r that three
vessels of Cervera's fleet tried to steal
oat iof - Santiago and , were pursued.
They only escaped destruction by s re
gaining their port. -' .•■..":•.. ■.-■■'- . \
Coal Intended for Cerrera. , '
Falmouth, England, Jnne B.—The
British steamer Remembrance has just
sailed for Colon with Spanish govern
ment packages and a cargo of coal, un
derstood to be destined for the Spanish
fleet. •
Another Cabl* Cut.
Key West, Jane ?.—News received
today from Santiago says the auxiliary
cruiser St. Paul has cut the cable of
that port. •"
■ Senator Lodge baa deoided,not to
formally offer th« Hawaiian annexa
tion propoßition aa an amendment t»
the war revenue bill, but thinks the
final adjournment of congress can be
delayed In order to allow too Hawaiian
question^ be disposed of at this ses
Agulnaldo la Nearly; Rtady to 1 Attach
:.^v' l-7:"-;;':..: Manila. -M^/,^ 5- \'. rr*:
: : New York, June 2.—A dispatch from
Manila to the Herald, dated May 29,
via Hong Kong, says: ? The Philippine
insurgents received .: last Tuesday 2,000
Mauser > breech-loaders and 200.000
rounds of ammunition, and have been
busy ever since gettingx their i men to
gether. General Aguinaldo said today
that he had 2,500 Mausers captured
from the Spaniards,-which, with the"
rifles just tarnished, will enable him to
add a detachment equal to the Span
iards now in the province of Cavite.
Two miles back from Cavite Aguinaldo
also has - five modern breech-loading
field pieces,: with a moderate supply of
common field shells and sharpnel. . ■ •
The men of Aguinaldo's force are
of small stature, and look as though
they had not had enough to eat for a
long time, but they are very wiry and
tough. Two of them, whom I noticed,
were carrying a heavy forging bellows
slung on a pole, and two others were
similarly laden with a large anvil, and
four of them carried a bench and two
vises. They had taken a field gun from
one of the sunken Spanish cruisers,
and were trying to make it fit for serv
ice, showing marvelous patience and
There must be something out of the
common about the leader Aguinaldo,
for whereas four weeks ago there were
not 100 peisons in Cavite, aftei the
Spaniards moved out, there are now
more than 2,500 men capable of bear
ing arms, most of whom have assem
bled since General Aguinaldo's arrival.
If they capture the Spanish detachment
and arms, Aguinaldo will be able to
take the field with more than 5,000
men. He tells me his force is limited
only by the number of rifles he can get.
Many of the native soldiers of Manila
will desert to him as soon as he attacks
that place.
The success of the recent expedition
that brought the insurgents a supply
of rifles will result in a larger shipment
within the next two weeks, and Gen
eral Aguinaldo is confident of having
15,000 men in the field before July 15.
Admiral Dewey still holds Manila
by the throat, and the Spaniard* are
unable to escape from Manila.
It is impossible to get definite news
from the city, but the anxiety of Euro
peans there, as conveyed through for
eign consuls, shows how critical must
be the situation.
The health of the officers and men
continues to be good, in spite of the
severe heat and humidity. The natives
now bring off a plentiful supply of
chickens, eggs, mangoes, bananas and
a few pineapples, but nothing else.
Men and Supplies Ijinded for the Cuban
Key West, June 2.—Nearly 400 men
with a pack train and a large quan
tity of ai.ma and ammunition sailed
for Cuba on the Plant line steamer
Florida on the night of May 21. These
men and equipments constituted an ex
pedition able to operate independently
and defend itself against any body of
Spanish troops which might oppose it.
The expedition was under command of
Colonel Jose Lacret, formerly insur
gent commander in Matanzas province.
He assumed direction of affairs imme
diately on landing the expedition.
In the landing of the expedition the
United States army was represented by
Captain J. A. Dorst, and Estrada
Palma was represented by J. E. Car
tzya, who has landed nearly every fili
bustering expedition for more than a
year. General Julio Sanguilly, on his
way to report to Gomez, was also on
board. This is the most powerful anti-
Spanish expedition ever sent to Cuba.
About 800 of the men are Cubans, and
the others are Americans. The en
gineer corps of the expedition is com
posed entirely of Americans under MuJ
! relian Ladd.
The men were dressed in canvas uni
forms, furnished by the United States
government, and the commissary de
! partment had rations enough to last 15
j days after landing. The pack train
! consisted of 76 mules and 25 horses.
The expedition carried 7,000 rifles and
2,000,000 lounds of ammunition foz
General Garcia.
Cavalry for the Philippines.
Washington, June 2.—Senator Petti
grew today introduced a bill tempor
arily to increase the army of the United
States. It provides" for the appofnt
ment of Edmund M. English, of Yank
ton, 8. D.i as colonel, he to be author
ized under the direotion of the secretary
of war to enlist and equip 12 troops of
light cavalry for two years or more for
special service in the Philippines.
The command is to be armed with
rapid-firing riflesand revolvers. The
.troops are to consist of not less than
60 nor more than 84 officers and men.
Two hundred and twenty-five thousand
dollars is appropriated to carry the brll
into effect
Jumped Into a Lake.
Colfax, Wash., June 2— late this
afternoon James Cribbs, a stonecutter,
aged 68, committed suicide by Jtrmpijig
into Cooper's lake. Cribbs has been
partially demented for several days from
religious excitement and financial
troubles. * He left an aged widow and
two sons. .
Poor Men Drowned.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jone *.-*A special
to the Wisconsin from Manistique,
Mich., says: A sailboat with 10 men
in it capsized yesterday near Zolocboix
Point Four men weie drowned.
Their names are unknown.
Seattle, Wash., Jon* ».—Ote Grove,
a sawyer in Stimson's mill, at Ballard,
met a horrible death this afternoon.
His body was sawed in two from tb«
1 shoulder to the ptlri* bone by a tab!*
! saw, of which be was the operator.
Military Movement on
Cuba Has Been
Details of the Movement Are Terr
Closely Guarded—Troops Were P«t
In Motion Immediately on Keeelpt of
Definite News of the Spanish Fleet.
Washington, June l:—The military
invasion of Cuba has : begun. Un lees:
the orders of the war department have
miscarried,' at an early hoar this morn
ing the troops that have been gather
ing at the Gull ports began to break
camp and march ' aboard the transports, /
waiting to carry them to the enemy's
territory. About 25 of these ships,
the biggest and fastest " that could be
obtained suitable for. the purpose, had
been * gathered ready "\ to receivb r the
troops. They will accommodate about
80,000 men, for in a short voyage* A ike
that fiom the Gulf ports to Cub*, it is
possible, with safety and comfort, to
carry, a much ; larger number of men
aboard ship than would jbe admissablo
in the cose of j a cruise to the Philip- .:-
pines, for instance. '■
How many tioops started this morn
ing; where they took ships, or whither
they are bound are questions which the "
directing spirits of the campaign refuse
positively to answer. " They have no
desire that the Spanish should have op
portunity ■ afforded them to gather
forces to attack oar soldiers ras they
land. Therefore, nothing ' of the de
tails of this first movement can be
learned. There is a suspicion that,the
start will be made from Tampa and
Mobile, and in' such case, the fleet of -
transports will converge at Key West
to • pass under ... convoy -of the war
ships which Admiral Sampson* has pro-"
vided to insure the safety of the troops „
during the passage across tht» Florida
straits to - protect them against attack
at the hands of some stray Spanish
cruiser or gunboat. V,.v / • ' ' • -
It is probable that there will be no
less than four separate military expedi
tions, and that these will be landed
at foni differentv' points. , Whether.
Porto Rico is one of these points or not,
cannot be • learned. Before the entlroV
force, which it ; is proposed to use in:
Cuba can be landed, the -transports
must make four separate voyages across
the straits. Arrangements • have been
made to utilize the services of the in
surgents to the largest possible extent.
The • government already has sent ex
peditions to a large number of I points
on the*island and landed arms for the
insurgents. Most of the. parties suc
ceeded perfectly, in their object, and it
was said at the war \ department today 1
that a sufficient 1 number of insurgents
have been armed to constitute a very i
effective support for the troops as they,.•
land. __ _____
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Unhappy Spain Has Troubles : Within
; and Without. ;■. .''•.,
, London, June I.—A Madrid dis
patch t says: Distress is reported ;. in
various parts of the . interior, more es
pecially in the the provinces of Cata
lonia, where food prices have risen con
siderably, and a number of working
people have i been thrown out of em
ployment. This week several factories ;'
at Moresena, ,west; of Barcelona, will \
have to be closed, as a result of which'
hundreds of families will be plunged1:
into misery. The local government
is endeavoring : to alleviate want by
opening soup kitchens. According to
a dispatch from Dria, riots occurred ■-■
yesterday the city of Mula owing to
the : scarcity *of food, and 3? especially *-
breads '~ It is known that the local au
. thorities and a number of wealthy in
dividuals have arranged to have cheap
bread baked for the poor. ■ : . ; ;j '
; General Miles Leaves Washington. ' '
' Washington, June 1. —Major-Qen-
eral Miles, ; commanding the United -
States army, accompanied by the mem-; '•
bers of his family and his personal and;. <
official staff, left at ;11 o'clock tonight * t
for * Tampa. - The party comprises 64. ,
persons, occupying a special train on
the Southern . railway, consisting of one
Pullman, one special oar, one combina-' -
tion S baggage and day , coach, ■ one \ '9
baggage-car. ":<■:- . , .
a General ■ Milesl will go directly to
Tampa, where he will ■ establish:; head
quarters for the army. He will per
sonally direct the ; movement of the
troops in the invasion of Cuba; '
-■* Negotiations Cone laded. „
Washington, June I.— The Cana- ;,
dian negotiations which have been in V. ■.
progress for the past week were con
cluded tonight when the definite agree
ment was reached for the creation of a '
commission which shall consider all
the subjects of controversy between, the -
United States and Canada, and frame . : .j ;
a treaty between the imperial govern
ment and the1 United | States, tor the
complete adjustment of their ountro- .
veraies. The agreement is now to be
submitted to the British government •
fofapproTai:-^i^r^- '
A Friendly Protest. - ,
London, June I.—The British" gov- .
eminent, according to a statement of a
news agency, has sent a friendly pro. .
test to Spain with respect to tbelatr .•*
tor's strengthening the fortifications
opposite Gibraltar. igF V
-: A boy—six years old—ln lowa -..■waif/?.
lowed several lemon seeds. . They ;,
sprouted rin his stomach and nearly- i
killed hjjsvbeiwi to* m*n removed, ~

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