The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 30, 1898, Page 2, Image 2

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Twenty Thousand Men Have Been
Added to Linares' Foroe
The Attack Is
ft- "J*
Washington, June 29.—0n the receipt
jresterday of definite information from
General Shatter that the enemy's force
slow entrenched behind the fortifica
tions of Santiago de Cuba numbers not
less than 30,000 men, the war depart
ment sent out hurrv orders for send
ing large reinforcements to our army of
By this time nine thousand troops
may have sailed for Balqulri from
Tampa, and if they nave not gone the
tranaports will sail at almost any hour.
Late last night orders were sent to
the camp of mobilization at Chlcka
mauga for the entire First Army Corps
there, comprising 30,000 men, to be got
ready to move at once. This large force
probably will sail from Newport Newi
as soon as transports can be provid
It Is not expected here that General
Shatter will wait to assault Santiago
until the troops from Chickamauga can
reach him. It Is more likely that the
movement from Camp Thomas Is made
In contemplation of the attack on Porto
Rico, which Is to be made, probably,
With conquered Santiago as the base.
The total strength of General Llnaree
at Santiago before the arrival In Cuba
of General Shatter's original force, was
set down by Lieutenant Blue and oth
ers of our scouts at not less than 10,00(1
men. Yesterday General Law ton learn
ed that 20,000 reinforcements had reach
ed the Invested city.
This Information was quickly com
municated to the war department by
General Shatter, and In a few minutel
there was the utmost activity In that
branch of the government service.
It was decided after a hasty consul
tation by the war board that a con
siderably army would be required to
take Santiago, with such a large force
defending It, and with perfect lntrench
ments constructed by General Linares
to overcome.
The President Believes That the Expedi
tion to Siotln Will Bring Desired Kesnlt
Washington, June 29.—President Mc-
Kinley believes that the dispatch of a
strong fleet of American warships to
Spain will do more than anything else
to bring the present war to a close.
He Is of the opinion that as soon as
the people of Madrid and the general
Spanish public hear that a half dozen
powerful men of war are on their way
to their coast a sudden change of pub
lic sentiment will occur. The Spanish
populace have very little real Idea of
the wealth, resources and power of the
United States. They have been fed for
months on misleading statements from
th- rabid Spanish press, and have the
Idea that we are a third rate nation
made up of cowardly people. Weyler
has bolstered up the war party at Ma
drid with his lies about the strength
of the Spanish army in Cuba and the
ease with which the United States can
be defeated. The fake dispatches to
Madrid from General Blanco about re
verses that our forces are meeting with
and the wonderful Spanish victories
havo added to the feeling that Is gen
eral throughout Spain that It Is only a
matter of time before we will ask for
mercy. The administration believes
that the only way that this false im
pression can be dispelled and the Igno
rant masses of Spain forced to realize
our power Is by giving them a practi
cal Illustration of some of our re
eourees. With the arrival of a fleet
of our ships 01Y the Spanish coast and
the explosion of some 10 and 12-inch
shells in the cities of Cadiz, Valencia,
Carthagena and Barcelona, the Wey
lorites and the supporters of the war
party will receive such a rude awak
ening from their Idle dreams that they
will be glad to ask for a termination
of the war. Such a move on our part,
President McKinley bellsves, will give
the balance of power in Spain to the
peace party and that thus strength
ened there will be speedy overtures for
a close of hostilities.
r Michael's Fact Time. ——
Boston, June 29.—Jimmy Michael
made a ten mile record In his training
at the Walitham track that ranks as the
most wonderful ride In cycling history.
It will stamp Michael as still the great
est rider of the age in all probabil
For several days the riding was but
of the ordinary sort, but Monday, when
but three men were at the track out
side the team, Michael let himself out
to an extent that sent records tumbling
one by one right along up to ten miles.
Michael did his ten miles in 17.20.
Michael's ten miles In 17.20 is 27 1-5
seconds lower than the world's record
• against time, hgld by J. W. Stocks, and
Is 44 3-5 seconds faster than McDuflfle's
wonderful ten mile competition record
of 18.04 3-5, made at Berkeley oval in
the race with Hoyt.
Around the World.
Newport, R. 1., June 29.—Flying the
Stars and Stripes, the Spray, Captain
Joshua Slocum's thirty-foot lugger rig
ged craft has arrived In Newport har
bor after a trip around the world. She
was seventeen days from Antigua,
West Indies.
Captain Slocum, alone In his boat,
left Boston on April 24, 1895, and since
then he has sailed the world over. The
Spray- Is a twelve ton boat thirty feet
long. To secure seagoing qualities she
was given considerable breadth of
beam. Captain Slocum says his trip
has no equal In history.
The Bankruptcy Bill.
Washington, June 29.—The bankrupt
cy bill was passed by the Houee yes
terday afternoon, as was expected, by
a large majority. The concessions made
' by the conference committee to the
j Populistlc element were so generous,
that, as in the Senate, the vigor of free
sliver opposition usually exhibited
against national bankruptcy measures
was very much abated.
Some Hindoos wear moustaches and
beards; but all wear whiskers, which
are shaved off at once wihen an adult
relation dies. The shaving off of whis
kers is thus a sign of mourning. f ..
The War in Brief-
A Succinct Diary of Recent Event* Full ol
Internet. Splendid for Your Scrap book.—
Here I* a Llet of things that Many Persona
are Constantly Calling Up the Newapaper
People and Inquiring Abeut.-Keep it for
Future Reference.
February 24th, 1898—The battle
ship Maine ordered to Havana.
January 9th —The De Lome letter
February 10th—DeLome resigns
and his resignation accepted at Mad
February 15th—Destruction of the
Maine in the harbor of Havana.
March 5 th—Spain seeks to have
Consul-General Lee recalled.
March Bth—Congress votes unani
mously and without debate for a de
fense fund of $50,000,000.
March 28th—United States Board
of Inquiry reports that the Maine was
blown up by an external mine.
April nth—President McKinley
sends his Cuban message to Congress.
April 20th—The government sends
its ultimatum to Spain, and the Queen
Regent opens the cortes of Spain with
a warlike speech. The Spanish minis
ter at Washington asks for his pass
April 21 st—Minister Woodford
asks for his passports at Madrid and
leaves for Paris.
April 22nd—War opens with the
Nashville's capture of the Buena
Ventura and the New York's capture
of the Pedro. Havana harbor de
clared in a state of blockade.
April 23rd —President's call for
125,000 volunteers.
April 24th —Capture of the Cata
lina by the Detroit, the Canada by
the Wilmington and the Saturnina by
the Winona.
April 24th —Spain declares war.
April 25th —Congress declares that
war began on April 21st by act of
Spain. States called upon for their
quota of troops.
April 26th—Chairman Dingley re
ports war revenue bill to the house.
The President adheres to the anti
privateering agreement of the Declara
tion of Paris. New York's militia call
ed out. England publishes her neu
trality, dated April 23rd, reciting that
"a state of war unhappily exists," etc.
Spain appeals to the powers.
April 27th —Matanzas earthworks
sheiled and silenced by New York,
Puritan and Cincinnati. Steamer
Guido made a prize by monitor Ter
ror. Dewey's Asiatic squadron sails
from Mirs Bay to Manila, and the
Spanish fleet leaves Manila to meet
April 28.—Congress agrees to a
naval appropriation bill of nearly
$47,000,000. Tampa made the point
for massing troops for the invasion of
April 29 —House passes bill for
popular issue of $500,000,000. Naval
bill passes senate. Spanish fleet leaves
Cape Verde islands.
April 30th —The Paris reaches
New York in safety, and the Oregon
and Marietta anchor at Rio.
May Ist—Spanish fleet demolished
by Commodore Dewey in the bay of
Manila. Eleven Spanish warships
completely destroyed.
May 2nd—Commodore Dewey
orders captain general of the Philip
pines to surrender all his forts. This
was refused. Manila cable cut at 6
p. m., when Dewey was bombarding
May 4th —The fighting ships of
Admiral Sampson's squadron sailed
from Key West, after preparing for a
long stay at sea. The Oregon and
Marietta left Rio Janeiro.
May s—Arms for the Cubans were
landed by the tug Leyden, the gun
boat Wilmington assisting in repell
ing the Spanish.
May 7 th—Commodore Dewey re
ported via dispatch boat to Hong
Kong that he had taken Cavite fort
ress in Manila bay, after destroying
eleven Spanish vessels. He reported
the Asiatic squadron uninjured, and
that, while the Spanish loss was very
heavy, no Americans were killed and
only a few men were slightly wounded.
May 9th —The President asked
congress to give Rear Admiral Dewey
a vote of thanks and commendation,
which was made unanimous.
May ioth—The Spanish cortes
voted the war credits.
May nth—Major General Meritt
was ordered to the Philippine islands
as military governor.
May 12th—News was received of
the arrival of the Spanish Cape Verde
squadron at Martinique, West Indies.
The gunboat Wilmington, the torpedo
boat Winslow and the auxiliary gun
boat Hudson, while in Cardenas bay,
were attacked by Spanish batteries
and gunboats. Ensign Bagley and
four of the Winslow r s crew were kill
ed and the town of Cardenas was
shelled. An engagement was report
ed at Cienfuegos.
May 13th —Rear Admiral Sampson
reported that he had btombarded the
forts at San Juan, Porto Rico, with a
loss of two men killed and six wound
ed, the American squadron being un
injured. The flying squadron, under
Commodore Schley, sailed under
secret orders from Hampton Roads.
May 14th —The Spanish fleet was
reported at Curacao, off the Venezue-
Lan coast, and Admiral Sampson was
on Puerto Plata, Hayti. The first
Amerjfan report of the Cienfuegos
affair reached Key West and told of
the killing of Reagan, a marine on
the Marblehead, and the wounding of
five others, while cutting the cable in
Cienfuegos bay, in small open boats,
under hot Spanish fire. The Marble
head, Nashville and Windom took
part, razing the Spanish defenses
May 15 th—The flying squadron
reached Charleston, S. C. Rear Ad
miral Dewey reported the capture of
the Spanish revenue cruiser at Manila,
and that he could still hold the bay.
May 16—The Spanish fleet left
Curacao, and Admiral Sampson's
fleet was reported of Cape Haytien.
The Spanish cabinet resigned, and
Senor Sagasta was charged with the
formation of a new one.
May 18—The Oregon was announc
ed as safe by Secretary Long, though
her exact location was not revealed.
May 19 —Spain's Cape Verde fleet
was reported to have reached Santiago
de Cuba. Commodore Schley's fleet,
which reached Key West Wednesday,
was expected to leave for a secret
May 21 st—lt was announced that
the monitor Monterey would be sent
from San Francisco to Manila.
May 22nd—The cruiser Charleston
sailed from San Francisco for Manila,
via Honolulu.
May 23rd —Troops were embarked
on the transport City of Peking at
San Francisco tor Manila. The Brit
ish steamer Ardanmhor was brought
to Key West as a prize, but afterward
May 24th —Admiral Cervera's fleet
was reported bottled up in Satiago
harbor by the American fleets. The
Oregon arrived at Jupiter, Fla.
May 25th —The President called
for 7 s,OOO more volunteers. The
transports Australia, City of Peking
and City of Sydney, with 2,500 sold
iers, left San Francisco for Manila.
May 26—Commodore Schley re
ported by cable that he was off Santia
go and that he believed the Spanish 1 "
fleet to be in the inner harbor.
May 28—The cruiser Columbia
was damaged off Fire Island by colli
sion with the steamer Foscolia, the
latter sinking.
May 29th —Commodore Schley re
ported fighting the Spanish fleet or
part of it in Santiago harbor.
May 30th —General shaffer was
ordered to embark r 5,000 or more
troops at Tampa. Santiago was
thought to be their destination.
May 3rst —Spanish reports were
received of the bombardment of San
tiago forts May 31st by Commodore
Schley. The steamer Florida re
ported landing in Cuba on May 26th,
380 armed men with large supplies.
June 1 st—Details were received of
the bombartment of the Santiago forts
by Commodore Schley on May 3rst,
with the Massachusetts, lowa and
New Orleans. Morro Castle was in
jured, and the Spanish flagship, Cris
tobal Colon, which was near the
mouth of the harbor, was also damag
ed. No American ship was touched,
nor was any American injured.
June 2nd—The house of Represen
tatives passed an urgent deficiency
bill, carrying nearly $r 8,000,000 for
war expenses.
June 4th —Admiral Sampson report
ed that Naval Constructor R. P. Hob
son, with a volunteer crew of seven
men, had on June 3rd sunk the coll
ier Merriraac in the Santiago harbor
channel, shutting in Cervera's fleet.
Hobson and his men surrendered and
were made prisoners. The senate
passed the war revenue bill by a vote
of 48 to 28.
June 5th —Capt. Charles V. Grid
ley, of the Olympia, who was on his
way home from Manila ill, died at
Kobe, Japan.
June 6th—Further bombardment
of Santiago and the landing of 5,000
American troops near Santiago were
reported. The house sent the war
revenue bill to conference, non-con
curring in senate amendments.
Tune 7th —Admiral Sampson re
ported having silenced on June 6th,
the Santiago fortifications without in
jury to American ships. The cruiser-
Charleston was reported as having
teached Honolulu May 29th. The
monitor Monterey and collier Brutus
left San Francisco for Manila.
June Bth—Spanish reports came
from the bombardment of Caimanera,
Cuba, by five American ships. Cap
tain General Augusti, at Manila, re
ported to Madrid that the insurrection
had assumed enormus proportions.
June 9th —The house agreed to
the conference report on the war
revenue bill.
June 10th—The senate agreed to
the conference report on the war
revenue bill by a vote of 43 to 22.
The house set 5 p. ra., June 15th, as
the hour for a vote on Hawaiian an
nexation. Admiral Sampson report
ed that since June 7th he had held
Guantanamo harbor.
June nth—Six hundred marines
from the Panther, who had landed at
Caimanera, Guantanamo bay, Cuba,
June 10th, under protection from the
Marblehead, were attacked by Span
iard!, four Americans being killed and
several being wounded or missing.
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "CASTORIA," the same that
has borne and does now bear on every
the foe-simile signature of wrapper.
This is the original "C A STO RIA " which has been used in
the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years.
LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought J* -on the
and has the signature of wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company, of which Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
Do Not Be Deceived
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
You will realize that "they live
well who live cleanly," if you use
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Best Fuel on the market. With it you
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cent per hour. Give us a call and be
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The Spaniards retreated.
June 12th—It is reported in Wash
ington that 29 transports, with Gen
eral Shafter's troops, left Tampa for
Santiago de Cuba.
June 13th —The President signed
the war revenue bill. The Santiago
expedition of over 15,000 troops left
Key West convoyed by warships.
June 14th —Continued fighting at
Caimanera was reported, two Ameri
cans and seventeen Spaniards were
killed. It was officially stated that
the last transports for Santiago left
Tampa.— New York Mail ami Ex
Popular Soience.
The eyeball is white because the
blood vessels that feed its substance
are so small that they do not admit
the red corpuscles.
It has been found in Switzerland
that in building a railway, laborers
could work only one-third as long at a
height of 10,000 feet as a mile lower.
Great differences exist between the
Arctic and Antarctic regions, and
while there is a polar sea at the north,
it is believed that a continent exists
at the South Pole.
* By the use of malleable steel cast
ing for buffers and frame work cast
ings, the Erie has reduced the weight,
added to the durability and improved
the appearance of its freight equip
Race has a marked effect in deter
mining forms of insanity. The Teu
tonic and Scandinavian races are more
subject to the morbid and melancholy
forms of mental disease, while the ex
citable Celts are more liable to acute
The new ligbf house at Eckmuhl is
of csfndle power. During
the last decade lVance has construct
ed eleven lighthouses with Ihe average
power of 8,200,06# candle. England
has eighty-six firstjklass lighthouses,
which average orJy 20,680 candle
The so-called fliver," or pyloric
creea of the common starfise, has been
found by Miss Ellen Stone to be close
ly related in function to the pancreas
of the vertebrates. The work was
done in tlve laboratory of Brown Uni
versity uufler the direction of Mr. R.
W. Towdr.
It has been computed by geogra
phers that if the sea were emptied of
its waters and all the rivers of the
earth were to pour their present floods
into the vacant space, allowing noth
ing for evaporation, 40,000 years
would be required to bring the water
of the ocean up to its present level.
Scientific men have calculated the
number of hairs on a square inch of
heads of different colors, and by esti
mating the total area covered have
arrived at aggregate numbers. A
head of fair hair consists of 143,000
hair Dark hair is coarser and con
sists of only 105,000, while those who
boast a poll of red must be content
with a total of 59,200. •
Professor S. P. Langly has now
carried his delicate heat-measuring
apparatus, the bolometer, to such a
degree of perfection that it will regis
ter a ten-millionth of a degree, centi
grade. In a recent description of this
device he says that for a certain part
of it, the dampening mechanism of
the galvanometer, he uses a dragon
dy's wing, on account of its lightness
and rigidity.
An Explanation-
The reason for the great popularity
of Hood's Sarsaparilla lies in the fact
that this medicine positively cures.
It is America's Greatest Medicine,
and the American people have an
abiding confidence in its merits. They
buy and take it for simple as well as
serious ailments, confident that it will
do them good.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills.
Mailed for 25c. by C. I. Hood & Co.,
Lowell, Mass.
None Needed.
As the agent for the phonograph
paused at the door he felt a friendly
tap on the shoulder.
"You can't sell any talking machines
in there," said the stranger.
"Why not ?" asked the agent.
"They already have a United States
Senator in the family."
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The best are
the cheapest.
and tender little juicelets for the chil
dren, are all right, but papa and "the
boys" want a good, big, juicy steak,
roast or chop when business or school
duties are over, and we can cater to
them all. Our stock of prime meats is
unexcelled for quality, and we send
them home in fine shape.
Butter per lb $ ,14
Eggs per dozen .14
Lard per lb .ro
Ham per pound. .ro
Pork, whole, per pound ,06
Beef, quarter, per pound.... .07
Wheat per bushel 1 .00
Oats " " 35
Rye " " .50
Wheat flour per bbl 6.00
Hay per ton 9 to sro
Potatoes per bushel 1 .35
Turnips " " ~5
Onions " " 1 00
Sweet potatoes per peck .35
Tallow per lb .05
Shoulder " " .09
Side meat " " .08
Vinegar, per qt ,05
Dried apples per lb .05
Dried cherries, pitted ,ra
Raspberries [
Cow Hides per lb 3I
Steer " "
Sheep pelts .75
Shelled corn per bus .60
Corn meal, cwt
Bran, " I<co
Chop " x oo
Middlings " 100
Chickens per lb new ,r a
" " "old ro
Turkeys " " tal
Geese " " .14
Ducks " " .08
No. 6, delivered 2.60
" 4 and s " 3.85
" 6 at yard 2.35
" 4 and s at yard 3.60
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