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VOL. VIII. NO. 43.
EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. | rgß sß TICKS FROM THE WIRES ■ - All interesting Collection of Items From ' the Two Hemispheres Presented in a Condensed Form. __ i Qua. W. Couldock, the well-known actor.'d'i^ in New York. £v " Natural gas lias been discovered on , Bam .1 md beach, near Santa Barbara, Cal. Ti,,. steamer Wild wood sank at her dock at Port Towneend during a heavy Btonn. ' Many of the Manila soldiers want to come home. They have been attacked i by a serious case of home-sickness. I Three negroes were lynched near ' Meridian, Miss. The crime alleged : was the thumping of a white man. The government has been officially | advised of the successful termination of the Paris negotiations with Spain. The steamer Detroit was lost on Shelter island, near Juneau. She had ( 27 passengers, all of whom were saved. The battle-ship Wisconsin, recently . launched at San Francisco, is fast in j the nod, and all efforts to dislodge her have proved fatile. Incompetent engineers are blamed for the breakdown of the cruiser Buf fao. while on her war from New York to join Admiral Dewey's fleet. A writer in the London Contemporary Review, in an article characterizing William of Germany as the arch enemy j of England, declares that country and I the United States must stand shoulder to shoulder in the East. General Blaneo's retirement and the \ resignation of the autonomist cabinet increases tbfl confusion in Cuba, which preceded American control. Fear is felt that the United States may not ■BUM immediate jurisdiction, and that confusion will result. The steamer Portland, which was re ported missing after the big Atlantic coast storm, has been lost off Highland light with every passenger and the entire crew. The number drowned is about 100. Thirty four bodies have boon recovered from the surf and the rescue work still proceeds. The Port land was valued at $250,000, and was insured. News is at hand from Tien-Tein that a large number of Japanese spies have been captured by the Russians at Port Arthur and shot. Seven Japanese; all officers of the imperial Japanese army, were taken, and on their persons were found drawings of the principal forti fications. But a day elapsed after their capture before they were marched out before a firing party of liuasiaua and Eummaiily shot. Topgallant, a famous stallion, was. Eold in Chicago for $20,000. '; Sew bankruptcy rules, the supreme court announces, will take effect Janu ary 2, 1899. A receiver has been appointed for the Chelsea Paper Company of Nor wich, Conn. Forty people were killed by the ex plosion of a box of dynamite " near the Eeina battery, Havana. The United States navy has landed marines in China to act as guard for ' the United .states legation. 1 Japan will resist the great czar, and preparations are already under way for "riving the Russian troops from Corea. The Franklin stamp mill at Hancock, , lc"-» ha« been destroyed by fire, the loss being 50,000. Six hunderd men *>n be thrown out of employment for six Booths. ; A special to the New York World ;rom Washington says: A cable be ween the United States and the Ha *«wn islands will undoubtedly be pro *ld«l at the forthcoming session of congress. '■ At a banquet given in his honor at «ew fork, Admiral Scliley etated that '• nad a presentiment that Cervera *°iild attempt to escape from Santiago •arbor, and that he had mad() prepara . '-ons to give him a warm reception. th A. English Carlist positively asserts | "Jtpon Carlo's army will take the [ ne <i in Spain soon after the treaty is j ngnedL H declares that a loan has Den fully financed, and that it is . di: , Enl a qaally between France and thf\ Oag?. by the ter "b»e blizzard off nL* ? nl gand coast has been much di« !\ ian wafl indicated by early JfWches. In or near the harbors of "*!, U9ettß alone not less than 100 : caf V Q been 108t ' ana in most the fate of the crews is unknown. < A* least 170 lives have been lost. catti lal etatisti<* show that German tube^ VerJWhere are suffering fromr | 5£S lo9i ß and other diseases. In the ) BUni £ Aix-la P pelle, for in- ! farm . communes show that 749 ' peZ. 8!? 8° Stated. At least 40 tub " , alltheQerman cattle have percent! •' *nd in BOrne districts the i ventage is as high as 79 per cent. Mi,, or News 1t*,.,,. Wegarner Monarch cleared from ]^lT n S, °r LiverPool with the « l cairgo ever carried from , 20,630 ;bales;of^ Etaves! bloo° bu6bels of corn, 19,000 11 ' an Abilene ' (Ean -> half a Z-u- ' haß reived a legacy of I friend S;:?? I.l^ f'om a Ne^?St U °n. <?h" ... ln her musical educa- i plete her m^ '• f -*° Pariß BOOn to COm" ' er mua»oal education. -T-s j Che San Islander. FRIDAY HABBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1898. LATER NEWS. The Methodist general conference will />ld its 1900 session in Chicago. Chile is on a specie basis and no tnore paper money will be issued. It is announced at Washington that no more presidential postmasters will be named until congtess meetß. The battle-ships Oregon and lowa have been ordered to proceed from Mon tevideo to Valparaiso, where farther Drders will await them. Troubles has arisen in Africa be tween Germany and the Congo Free State, relative to the respective boun dary lines north of Lake Tanganika. General Thomas Regalado, the head of the revolutionary movement in Sal vador, has usurped the presidency and proclaimed himself chief executive of the republic. The attempt to effect a coalition be tween the states of Nicaragua. Hon duras and Salvador, to be conducted as the United States of Central America, has failed completely. Arrangements are beiug made by the war department to disinter the remains Df all the soldiers who lost their lives in the campaign before Santiago and bring them to this country. Great improvement in the health of the army has taken place within the last two months, as shown by the last reports to the surgeon-general from the field and general hospitals. There is a band of American swin dlers in Hamburg, Germany, who are passing worthless American paper money, for which they not only procure valuable merchandise, "but even obtain money in exchange from their victims. It will probably be the end of Decem ber or the beginning of January before any further news is received from the men who have chosen to spend the winter on the rich gold-bearing creeka of the Klondike. About 500 men will winter on the creeks in the Atlin river country. The navy department has made pub lic a report from Admiral Sampson, covering the operations of the United States blockading fleet off Santiago after the destruction of Cervera's squadron. The report scores General Shafter for making public important telegrams and refusing to recognize the admiral in the surrender. , Madrid advices from the Philippines say the insurgents there have decided not to reoognize the cession of the islands to the United States, and that they I will resist to the last. It is claimed ;that the United States will require 70,000 troops to put down the rebellion, and it is alleged that the insurgents hold 10,000 Spanish prisoners whom they will force to serve against the Americans. Prairie fires have caused great dam age in Oklahoma and Indian territory during the past few days. A riot in a political club at Chicago resulted in the death of one and the wounding of several others. An engine driving a snow plow plunged over an embankment near South Berwick, Me., and the enigneer and fireman were killed. John Warnock, a deputy sheriff, was shot and killed at Birmingham, Ala., by an eeoaped negro convict, whom he was trying to arrest. The murderer escaped. An illicit whisky still as a side issue of a plant for the unlawful manufacture and imitation of well-known braDds of wine has been unearthed near the heart of Chicago. The cession of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines aras practically accom plished at Wednesday's session of the peace commission. These are the three main articles. Two hundred lives lost, 56 vessels totally wrecked and 49 others hopeless ly stranded, and the worst probably not known, is the latest news from the fear ful Atlantic storm. A freight train on the Norfolk & Western railroad went through a bridge near Riverside, Va. The fireman was killed, the engineer seriously scalded and a brakeman fatally injured. Articles incorporating the O. R. & N. Company have been filed with the secretary of state of Washington, and show that the extensions in Oregon, Washington and Idaho have long been in contemplation. At the Loyal Legion banquet given in Manila 69 guests were present. Nearly every commandery was repre sented. General Anderson presided and Rear-Admiral Dewey was received by a guard of honor from the Oregon regiment. Cubans are starving to death in Santa Clara, and the Red Cross has been ap pealed to to furnish prompt relief. Women and children are Buffering. If euccor does not soon reach them all will have died. The Cuban troops are also in a pitiful condition for lack of sup pliea The Red Crow will promptly respond to the appeal, but ia handi capped by lack of funds. Claude M. Johnson, director of the bureau of engraving and printing, in hiß annual report shows that during the year there were 92,979,478 sheets of stamps and government securities printed and delivered at a ©oat of $1, --570,598. This sum, however, in cludes $12,590 increase of atock, $30, --000 paid for machinery and $6,416 paid to outside employes. California mine owners assert the gold output of the state has been cui tailed at least 60 per cent by a pro longed drought. Oliver Clement, aged 18, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., has married Mrs. Hannah McGinnia, aged 60. She was his step mother's stepmother. Though one of the joongest general officers in the eon federate army Uen eral Wheeler was the oldest in the na tional aervice against Spain. ARTICLES OF TREATY Rapid Progress Made by the Peace Commission. AGREEMENT ON LEADING POINTS Dally Sessions Will Be Held and the Work Will Be Concluded at an Early Day. Paris, Deo. 2.— United States peace commission held a session today for the purpose of discussing the draft of the l treaty articles made yesterday by Secretaries Moore and Ojeda. The final preparation of these artides was concluded and the revised draft turned over to the typewriters. ■'.-';■--:-~-:;~''-"^l. The joint session of the commission then met and began discussion of the formulated protocol agreement and sab-.' jects for negotiation, all of which were presented to the ; joint commission in a form acceptable to the Americans. There were 18 articles / laid j before the two, commissions, covering the follow ing subjects: First—The relinqnishment of sov ereignty over and claim of title to Cuba, Second—The cession of Porto Rico and other Spanish possessions in the West Indies, together with Guam, in the Lad rones. Third—The cession of the Philip pines. ': ";"._ '. "j'll ' f '.-' Fourth—The terms of the evacuation of the Philippines. ■ '[%[ Fifth—The ; pledge ■ of the United States to preserve order in the Philip pines pending the ratification of the treaty. —The release of military pris oners mutually. .. Seventh—The cession by Spain of the Island of Eusai, or Strong's Island, in the Carolines. Eighth—The mutual relinquishment of indemnity claims. ..\!1:;; Ninth—The religious freedom of the Carolines, assuring the rights of Amer ican missionaries there. Tenth—The cable landing lights at points within the Spanish jurisdiction. Eleventh—The release by Spain of political prisoners for offenses in Cuba and the Philippines. Twelfth—The pledge of the United . States to inaugurate in the Philippines an "open door" policy, and . to guaran tee the same to Spain for at least 12 years. Thirteenth—A revival of the treaties broken :by th war. The first three articles were mutually agreed upon today, as were also: the articles embodying the terms of the evacuation of the Philippines, which will be principally the same as in the evacuation of Cuba and Porto Rico. ' : The mutual release of military pris oners was agreed upon, Spain liberating the rebel prisoners and the United States liberating the Manila garrison and the Spanish held by Aguinaldo. The political prisoners to be released by Spain are such as are now in exile in Ceuta, in Morocco, or other Spanish penal settlements. : Daily sessions will be held here, and it is now believed the work will be pos sibly concluded this week, although so early a termination is not probable. The foregoing :list of subjects under consideration does not show the precise order in which p the articles were laid before the Spanish commissioners to day, and, in fact, only eight -of the thirteen articles were discussed. Four points arose about which the Spaniards desired to consult Madrid, and two upon which the Americans will consult ! Washington. | After the session and ; the departure of the Spaniards, the Americans re i mained lin the \. conference -oh amber . for lan hour in executive session. The ad ! journment : was taken until 3 o'clock j tomorrow. - " '."%. v- ■"'' ■': .! A Father's Terrible Crime. ~ i Dubuque, la., Deo. 2.—John Gross ! today ■ shot - and ? killed his V} daughter, Tillie, and shot himself \ dead at his home near Decorah. The daughter was ! • about xtot "z leave r home against her I father's wishes This ; morning, at his request; she wrote his will and signed over her share to her mother. . Imme diately afterwards he attacked her with ■'a-' club. Her brother answered t her cries for help, but was driven off. The father then shot her through the « head and stomach and broke the stock of the gun over her head. Securing j. another I; gun, Gross Jew the ? top of f his ] own head ! off. i His wife J saved her life by ; running away. Before committing suicide, he burned the will he had com pelled his daughter to write. Wyandotte Will Be Sold. Washington, Dee. B.—lt has been decided by the' board of - construction and repairs to dispose of the Wyan dotte, which has been in the navy since 1862, as it has outlived| its i usefulness and is now in an worthy condi tion at the League island navy-yard. Tbe ship has been appraised at $7,000, and will be sold at public auction in the near future. m N ew South Wales' Wheat Surplus. Sydney. N. S. W., Deo. 2.—Acoord lingTto the official forecast, the wheat harvest for 1898 will be 1,590,000 bushels in exoesa of that of 1897, and there will be a surprlus available for export of 2,950,000 bushels. Sentenced to Death- Private Lindsay P. Holt, troop F. Tenth United States cavalry, now en camped at Huntsville, Ala., ia testing under a death sentence. *»»« of * recent court-martial, at which itwaa proven that lie was guilty of murder. His best friend waa the victim and whisky the cause. This is the fi«t death sentence pa-ed upon an enlisted man since the beginning of £•« 1 and for many years previous. It is «l --j traoti«« widespread attention. NINE WERE DROWNED. Steamer Alnswortb. Wrecked In a Squall on Kootenai Lake. Nelson, B. C, Deo. 2.—The Ains worth, a small steamer plying between Nelson and Bonner's ferry, was wrecked last night during a storm on Kootenai lake, six of her crew and three passengers being drowned. The Ainsworth left Nelson last even ing on her regular trip. When about six miles south of Pilot bay and about two and a half miles from shore, dur ing a heavy sea she was struck by a squall and commenced taking water. The captain headed her for shore, but she reeled over on her side, filling im mediately. Thi passengers drowned were: Chi.ls.' Campbell, a merchant of Eus kanook; two Italians, of Kuskanook. Captain Lean, First Engineei Eane and J. Donnelly, a deckhand, reached shore in the lifeboat. The rest of tbe crew, whose names are as follows, were drowned: Perry, mate; James McNeill, fiie man; John Guein, steward; Joseph Davis, deckhand; C. Hume, cook. The second engineer, name cannot be learned at present. The Ainsworth was owned by Bra den Bros., of the Pilot Bay smelter. Struggle for Life. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 2.—A Nelson special to the Spokesman-Review gives further particulars of the wreck of the A ins worth, as follows: The starboard lifeboat was first launched. Six passengers sprang into it, and it was swamped. All went down but Johnson, who divested him self of his overcoat and got on board again. The port boat was next launched, but the maddened Italians jumped in and it was swamped. Four of tbe Italians were drowned. The others were saved. The boat was sub sequently righted and apart of the sur vivors got into it and paddled two miles to shore. There a bonfire was lighted and tbe boat returned and brought off seven men clinging to the ropes. A third brought the remainder uf the passengers ashore. The wrecked party were taken to Pilot bay. and this morning the Eoka nee brought them to The A ins worth is a wreck, half beached at Crawford bay. At the time of the disaster she carried 19 passen gers »nd a crew of 12. RECALLED FROM HAWAII. Eight Hundred Troops Ordered Back to San Francisco. Victoria, B. ft, Deo. 2.—The steamer Miowera arrived here tonight, bring ing Honolulu advices up to the 23d. November 29 the steamer Australia was to leave Honolulu with 500 men of the New York regiment bound to San Francisco on the way to New York. A few days later 300 more will follow by the Alameda. The troops are supposed to have been recalled on account of the ravages of typhoid. There are said to have been 800 cases when the Miowera left. Permission has been received at Honolulu from Washington to abandon Independence Park as a hospital site as soon as other quarters can be fitted up. Surgeons of the camp and hospital are afraid the site is too low for health during the comparatively wet winter months. In obedience to instructions, Colonel Ruhlin began, November 22, the erec tion of the new hospital building in Nnann valley. The structure will be 45 feet wide by 160 feet long. It will have side kitchens, surgeons' and stewards' quarters. This will give complete accommodation for all the sick soldiers in Honolulu. The new buildings will take 120 patients, Buena vista proper 100, and the convalescent hospital the remainder. Cuban Commlfision in Washington. Washington, Dec. 2. —The members of the commission delegated to visit the United States to discuss with offi cials of this government the many problems which confront both Cubans and Americans on the island, arrived in Washington this evening from New York. It is the present expectation of General Garcia and other commission ers to remain in Washington about 10 days. Tomorrow General Garcia will call upon Secretary of War Alger, but beyond that call no arrangements have been perfected for the movements of the commission. In a Bamboo Stick. Plymouth, Mass., Dec 2.—A piece of bamboo picked up in the surf here today brought a story of death and tbe loss of the schooner White Wings, of Gloucester, in the recent storm. It contained the following message: "We will be lost, 18 of us, in the fishing schooner White Wings, from Gloucester. Have no bottle to put it in; everything is gone. We are about to go on a raft. Henry Wilier and Frank Haskins are dead. If I could only see my wife and darling child again. ALBERT SIMMONS." Toxm Street Fight. Dallas, Tex.. Nov. 80.—Passengers on the St Louis & Southwestern train that reached here last night give the details of a street fight that occurred at Haghes Springs, on that line, in Texas, this afternoon, in which Constable James Driver and his son, David, were killed, and Ben Bonne, a prominent resident, was mortally wounded. The affair resulted from a trivial matter. Coin Sweater* Conricted. St. Louis, Dec. 2.—James Wilcox and William Shaw have been sentenced to three years each in the penitentiary by the United States district court. They were found guilty by a jury last week of "sweating" gold coins, and Judge Adams suspended the passage of sentence until today. Washington, Dee. B.—Consul Gibbs. at Tamatave. Madagascar, reports to. the state department that bubonic plague baa appeared at Tamatave. n n up i She Finally Accepts the American Terms. HUMBLED, BUT YET HAUGHTY Porto Bico, Guam and the Philippines Are. Not American Colouies—Span ish Resources Exhausted—No Condi tions Are Attached to Her Consent- Paris, Nov. 80.—Spain has aocepted the United States' offer of |20,000, --000, and at a joint session of the peace commissions this aftginoon consented without condition to the relinquish ment of Cuba, and to cede Porto Rico, Guam and the Philippine islands. The document presenting this accept ance contained only 300 words. It opened with a reference to the unequal terms of the United States, and said that the Spanish commissioners, after having taken cognizance of the terms proposed by the Americans, replied that their government bad tried to give as equitable an answer as possible, but that they were not prepared to commit their government to the acceptance of the principle embodied in the argu- UNCLE SAM'S NEW TERRITORY, Ad A RESULT OP THE WAR, The above map shows the territory that has been, or will undoubtedly be, added to the United States as a result of the war with Spain—Cuba, Porto Rico, the Island of Guam, or Guahan, In the Ladrones, and a coaling station and port In the Philippines. [The above map and statement was published immediately following the signing of the peace protocol, As a result of the Paris conference the United has gained every point therein predicted, together with the cession of the entire Philippine archipelago.] ment. Spain rejeots these principles, the note continues, "as she always has rejected them.*' Basing her attitude upon the justice of her cause, the note then says she still adheres to these principles, "which she has heretofore invariably formu lated." However, the not« adds, in her desire for peace, she has gone bo far as to pro pose certain compromises, which the Americans have always rejected. She haa also attempted to arbitrate some of the material particulars upon which the two governments differed. These pro posals for arbitration, it is added, the Americans had equally lejected. These allegations in Spain's reply, as to at tempted arbitration, refer to her pro posal to arbitrate the construction of the third article of the protocol, and also to submit the Spanish colonial debt of Cuba and the Philippines to arbitra tion. The last proposition had been made in a written communication. Since its presentation, and in return for such arbitration, Spain offered to cede the territory in dispute. The Ameri cans refused both propositions for arbi tration. Spain's reply today in substance con tinued by declaring that tbe United States has offered as a kind of compen sation to Spain something very inade quate to the sacrifices the latter coun try makes at this moment, and she feels that the United States' proposals could not be considered as equitable. Spain has, however, exhausted all the resources of diplomacy and an attempt to justify her attitude. Seeing that an acceptance of the proposal made to Spain is a necessary condition to a con tinuance of negotiations, and seeing that tbe resources of Spain are not such as to enable her to re-enter upon war, (She is prepared, in her desire to avoid bloodsKed, and from considerations of humanity and patriotism, to submit to jthe conditions of the conquering na tion, however harsh they may be. She is therefore to accept the proposals of the American commission, as presented at the last sitting. The reading and the translation of the document occupied less than five minutes. At the conclusion v of the translation the commissioners empow ered Senor Ojeda, secretary of the Spanish commission, and Secretary Moore, of the American commission, to draw up articles which are to em body the relinquishment of Cuba by Spain and the cession of Porto Rico'and the Philippines. These artioles, which may be considered as constituting tbe conditions of peace, will be ready for submission on Thursday. The commissioners left the foreign office immediately after tbe secretaries had been directed to prepare the arti cles of the peace treaty. Tbere was scarcely any conversation between the American and Spanish commissioners after tbe adjournment. Among the Americans only tbe most grave consideration for their Spanish oolleagnes was apparent. Preparation of his biennial report to the legislature has been completed by the state land commissioner of Wash ington. SEVENTY LIVES LOST. Fatalities From the AtLatle Coaat Qmlm Hourly Increasing. Boston, Mass.. Not. 80.—It li known definitely tonight that more than 70 lives have been lost in the wreoke of tugs, schooners and ooal barges daring the storm of Saturday night and Sun day morning, and if the steamer Port land has gone down, as now seems pos sible, the list of casualties will rise to 170, with ovor 100 vessels of all de scriptions ashore, two score ot them to be total wrecks and an unknown num ber probably beneath the waves of Massachusetts bay. There is scarcely a bay, harbor or in let from the Penobscot to New London which has not on its shores the bones of some stanch craft, while all along Massachusetts bay, and especially Bos ton harbor, the beaches are piled high with the wreckage of schooners and ooal barges. The record, although hourly lengthening, is still incomplete, for that ocean grave-yard of Cape Cod is still to be heard from. The annoyance and inconvenience of the railroad and street-oai embargo, covering the whole of southern New England, sank into insignificance be fore the story of destruction wrought by wind and wave, yet it will be many a day before the full import of the disas ter is known or even realized. The islands of Boston harbor are without exception strewn with wrecks and wreckage; no less than 29 vessels are ashore at Gloucester, ovei 20 in the supposed safe harbor of Vineyard Haven parted their anchor-chains yes* terday, and are high and dry on the beach. Nantasket beach saw two schooners and a coal barge dash to pieces on its sands, tho rocks of Cohaa set claimed a stanch fisherman; Soitu- ate, a well-known pilot-boat; Manches ter, a Down East lumberman,while one tug and three barges known to have been between Cape Cod and Boston are unaccounted for and probably lost. The upper harbors of Boston, Ply mouth, Salem, Portsmouth, Portland and other places where vessels were supposed to be comparatively safe,were the scenes of numerous collisions be tween the ships and the wharves. Every life-saving crew performed deeds of heroism in rescuing crews from stranded vessels, and tug-boat captains risked life and property in their en deavor to save life. Deaths at Manila. Washington, Nov. 30.—The follow ing report of deaths among the Ameri can force at Manila was received from General Otis by tbe war department to- day: "Manila, Nov. 29.—Adjutant-Gen eial, Washington: Following deaths since last report: "Nov. 21—Frank M. Harden, pri vate, company E, First North Dakota, typhoid fever. "Nov. 22—Clyde Perkins, private, company X, Second Oregon, smallpox; Walter Downing, private, company L, First Colorado, dysentery. "Nov. 23—Charles McKinnon, pri vate, company F, Second Oregon, smallpox. "Nov. 25—Robert Davidson, pri vate, company G, Fourteenth United States infantry, malaria; James M. Clark, company E, First South Dakota, dysentery. OTIS." Found Dead In the Boad. Union, Or., Nov. 80.—A miner, Wil liam Lamb, was found dead near Sanger, a few days ago. He became lost in a snow storm and was found frozen to death. ' It was reported that tbere was a gunshot wound on his body, and tbe coroner went out to hold an in quest, but this proved to be untrue. The body was brought here for burial, which took place today. Spanish Leave Plnar Del Bio. Havana, Nov. 80.—At noon today General Hernandea Velasco, with 2,000 Spanish troops, evacuated tbe city and province of Pinai del Rio. They left the city with bands playing and ban ners flying. General Velasco made a formal delivery to the mayor. Half an boor afterward a Cuban lieutenant colonel entered with 250 men. New York, Nov. 80.—The members of tbe Cuban committee in this oity have received no word of the death of General Gomes. They discredit tbe rumor. Many Will Master Out. Washington, Not. 80.—The war de partment, in view of the assurance that the Paris treaty will be signed, is ar ranging to matter oat more troops. It is probable that from 80,000 to 40,000 volunteers will be mattered oat as soon as elections of regiments can be made. The foroes at Manila will not be re duced at present. Grant a Gillett. a well-known Kan sas oattle baron, baa failed fox a large amount and fled tie country. PRICE 5 CENTS. NOT ONE SURVIVOR Steame- Portland Lost With All on Board. ONE HUNDRED PERSONS PERISH Struck on Cape Cod During the Gal*— Many Bodies Have Drifted Ashore. Highland Light, Maps., Dec. I.—The ateainer Portland, of the Boston and Portland line, has been lost on Cape Cod, with all on board. The lifesav ing men. through a blinding storm, yesterday morning at 6 o'clock heard a distress whistle, and last night at mid night the body of a man was found on shore. On the body of the man was a life belt marked "Steamer Portland, of Portland." A gold watch in Ins pocket had stopped at 10 o'clock. This man was well dressed, wore black clothes and tan shoes, and had light hair ani mustache. A piece of card in his pocket bore the words, "John \V\, Con gieos street, Portland." The body of a large woman, without covering of any kind, washed ashore at Pamet river, but there was no means of identification. It is believed that the Portland was disabled by the storm at 10 o'clock last night, being unable longer to hold up against the gale, and drifted on Peaked Hill bar, and went to pieces. No part of the ship has diifted ashore, and it is not known just where she struck. Boxes of tobacco, clothing, cheese, oil, etc, have been washed ashore, also life preservers marked with the words "Steamer Portland." Bodies of Victims Washed Ashore. Boston, Dec. I.—Dr. Maurice Rich ardson, of Beacon street, this city, was at bis summer home, Wellfleet, during the storm, and corroborated the early aocount of the loss of the Pottlund, for he saw two of the bodies washed ashore, and on them were life preserv ers maiked with tho vessel's name. Dr. Richardson was on the first train from Cape Cod which arrived in this city late tonight. "I caw two of the bodies picked up," said the doctor. "One was prob ably that of a deckhand, a man of about 20. He had on a life preserver marked 'Portland. 1 The other body was that of a etout woman. She, too, wore a life preserver with the steamer's name on it. Wreckage is coming ashoie for 15 miles along the coast. Among the wreckage were cases of lard directed to Portland." In addition to the two bodies, Dr. Richardson brought news that at Orleans the body of a girl about 20 was found. She had a gold watch and a ring marked f'J. G. E." Her watch had stopped at 0:17. These are three bodies at Nausett, eight at Orleans and 28 at Truro and Wellfleet. The double wheel of the Portland came ashore at Orleans. There were about MO persons aboard the Portland, including 51 passengers. The Portland was built at Bath, Me., in 1890, and was a side-wheel steamer of 1,317 tons net burden. Her length was 230 feet, beam 42 and depth 15 feet. She was valued at $250,000, and • was fully insured. Washed Ashore at Highland SAght. Provincetown, Mass., Deo. I.—Two bodies that c»mo ashore at Highland Light and are supposed to be from the Portland have been brought here. One ie that of a well-dressed man. The other body is that of a woman with only shoes and stockings on. IN FEAR OF AMERICA. European Poweri Dared Not Interfere in Philippine Matters. Berlin, Dec. I.—The Cologne Ga zette says: - "International envy haa prevented Europe from opposing the excessive demands of the United States upon Spain. Although they might have profited by the situation, the pow ers feared to make a bitter enemy of America, with the consequent closing of her markets, if they opposed the an nexation of the Philippines." v Other German papers argue that the United States would never have dared to impose such conditions had it not been for England's support. This conviction of the Anglo American agreemnet, giving the two powers the virtue of control of the "far Eastern question," intensified the situation. It is believed Great Britain will got Chusan as compensation and both Eng land and America are suspected of hav ing some disagreeable surprise in store. Bag-asta Breathes Easier. Madrid, Deo. 1. — Senor Sagasta showed much emotion on learning that the Spanish commissioners in Paris had formally agreed to sign the treaty pt peace on the American conditions, but he assured bis friends that be was convinced be bad adopted the best course in the interests of the country and the monarchy, adding that the news had lifted a great weight from the minds of the people. The Bank of Spain has made a fresh advance to the government of 60,000,000 pesetas, to cover the expense of repatriating the Spanish troops from the Philippines and the Antilles. The republican pa pers violently attack both the govern ment and the Americans. • ——— i Gold on Saa Joan Hill. Wichita, Kan.» Dea I.— Dr. J. W. Langford, of Arizona, and 12 of Roose velt's Rough Riders bare . gone to Ban Joan bill, Cuba, to proepeot tor goW. Is an interview here Langford said*. "Becaoae of its pleasant climate I be lieve Cuba to be a better gold field than the Klondike. I think Cuba it one of the belt prospecting-countries fa the world. I expect to locate a olaim on San Joan hill that a eompaaj will be able to work with Urge profit."