The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, August 18, 1898, Page 2, Image 2

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Gen. Augtietln IVn- DUuilsscd. It Is Said
i That He Was UUplaced August sb)
| Gen. JanUeinee, Our Troops Entered
Ji' the Clry I,aat Saturday.
Washington, Aug. 17.—Further par
ticulars In regard to the fall of Manila
Rifhounced yesterday are as follows:
General Mrrttt has telegraphed that
Manila has surrendered and that the
American flag tiles over the city.
He gives no details. ,
The cabinet yesterday was Informed
If. Consul Wildman's dispatch to the
late department announcing the arrl
lai ot General Augustln at Hong Kong
Mid the rumored surrender of Ma
Later the short dispatch came from
General Merritt confirming the news
announcement that the American
fkfg was flying over the city, but no de
tails were given.
There was great satisfaction expres
sed among the members of the cabinet
at the news, and at the ract that Ma
nila had fallen before the peace proto
col had been signed or known at Ma
The capture of Mqnlla as a cabinet
officer expressed It, greatly simplifies
the work of the peace commission and
plftces the United F'.ates In a better po
sition than before to demand the ces
sion of enough territory to enable us
to hold the city, if not the whole Is
Spain Ileum of Surrender.
Madrid, Aug. 17.—The government
bite been notified by the Spanish consul
at Hong Kong of the surrender of Ma
It Is not yet aware of the manner In
Which the surrender was effected.
It is now known, from semi-official
sources, that the government knew
ydsterday that Manila had capitulated
on Saturday, after General Jandemes
bald taken over the command from Gen
eral Au.. jstin and the latter had been
authorized to quit his post and to em
bark nn a foreign warship for Hong
Manila apparently capitulated be
cause of lack of food, the population
and garrison having Buffered the great
est privations.
The cabinet has decided to order Gen
ecal Blanco and all other Spanish gen
eaals In the Antilles to remain at their
nsepeotive posts until the evacuation Is
O .!• <-! W, j Merritt, it Is reported
took the greatest precautions In
artier to prevent the Insurgents from
Interfering with the capitulation of Ma
nila or approaching the city.
The Manila press faars that the sur
render may affect Spain's position In
thfe negotiations for the future govern
ment of the Philippines.
Waiting for the News.
Washington. Aug. 17.—The Informa
tion contained In Consul Wildman's
brief message aroused intense interest,
but created no surprise among those
officers who received It. For two or
three days news of the fall of Manila
had been expected. The last dispatches
received from Admiral Dewey and Gen
eral Merritt Indicated that it was their
piC-pose to force a surrender of the city
as* soon as possible.
It was believed that they joined in a
hots to General Augustln, demanding
th,o surrender of Manila and threaten
ing to make a combined sea and land
attack upon the city unless the demand
was acceded to.
As scfon as the protocol was signed
last Friday afternoon dispatches were
sent to both Admiral Dewey oind Gen
eral Merritt via Hong Kong. On Satur
day the British steamer Australian left
Hong Kong for Manila bearing the dis
patches from this government.
AiiffUfttin J>isralsed.
Berlin, Aug 1 . 17.—General Augustin,
according to a dispatch from Hong
Kong, dated yesterday, -vas dismissed
from his post as captain general of
the Philippines on August 5.
General Jaudemts was ordered to
take over the command at Manila.
The dispatch adds:
"The Americans notified the authori
ties at Manila that a bombardment by
sea and land would commence at noon
on August !). The city surrendered on
the 13th and the American flag was
hol3ted forthwith.
"The Spanish officers were allowed
their freedom on parole. The Judiciary
and the administrative offices are to
remain temporarily in the hands of the
Spaniards. The insurgents remain out
side the town."
Augustln'a Bscape.
Hong Kong, Aug. 17.—1t was rumored
here last night that Manila had sur
rendered. but no news was obtainable
from the Spanish consul.
The officials of the Manila cable are
anxiously awaiting permission to re
A cable steamer is now at Singapore
awaiting instructions.
Governor General Augustln refused
to speak. The German consul was cal
led upon and he Informed the corre
spondent that the outskirts of Manila
were bombarded by the Americans and
thfit the city surrendered. No damage
■was done to the city proper, only the
outskirts being bombarded. The date
of the bombardment was unknown to
the German consul, who refused to
say more.
General Augustin told a lady that
Admiral Dewey demanded the surren
der of Manila in an hour. The Span
lards declined to surrender and Dewey
began the bombardment and the Span
lards hoisted a white flag.
General Augustin immediately Jump
ed into a German launch, which was in
waiting, and went to the Kaiserin Au
■ gusta, which sailed bufore the bom
bardment was concluded.
The bombardment occurred on tha
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Perry Helm out Koilvni,
Washington, Aug. 17.—Major Perry
Belmont has tendered his resignation
as major and Inspector general of the
United States volunteers It will take
effect pn the 20th Inst, and was caused
by a rush of athpr business. .AW*-
Thorn, for Porto Rico and Cuba Chosen bj
the President.
Washington, Aug. I".—The president
has appointed the two commissioners
to adjust the details ot the evacuation
of Cuba and Porto Rico under the
terms of the peace protocol. They arc
as follows:
For Cuba: Major General James F.
Wade. Rear Admiral William T. Samp
son, Major General Matthew C. Butler.
For Porto Rico: Major General John
R. Brooke, Rear Admiral Wlnfleld S.
Schley. Brigadier General William W.
This list Is In line with th/ 3 latest of
the premature guesses at Its composi
tion. With the exception of the name
of General William Washington Gor
don, the other commissioners have been
so much In the public eye of late that
little needs to be said about them. Gen
eral Gordon Is, however, probably the
president's personal choice, and his ca
reer many points of Interest. He
is a native of Savannah, Ga., and a
graduate of Yale, where he was a
classmate of Judge Henry E. Howland
of New York and of Stewart L. Wood
ford. On receiving his degree he re
turned home and entered business as
a cotton merchant. He entered the Con
federate army May 1, 1861, and served
till the close of the war. first as a 11; _-
tenant In Stewart's cavalry In Virginia,
then as captain and Inspector of Mer
cer's infantry brigade on the coast of
Georgia, then as a captain and adju
tant in Wheeler's cavalry In the Caro
lina campaign. In October, 1865, he re
sumed his old business in Savannah. In
the Interval since then he has served
six years in the Georgia legislature and
been senior ofllcer of the state militia,
in that capacity commanding his troops
four separate times In the suppression
of mob disorders. As he had yellow fe
ver In November, 1854, he was consider
ed an Immune, and, In a measure, cer
tainly proved it by remaining in Savan
nah through the fearful epidemic of
1876, nursing the sufferers. He is a
prominent member of the Savannah
Benevolent Association, Is vice presi
dent of the Merchants' National Bank,
and ex-president of the Cotton Ex
change of Savannah and was a dele
gate to the Indianapolis sound monev
At the outbreak of the present war,
when the best military appointments
were going to civilians here and there,
the Georgia d'-legation in Congress de
cided to invest their share of the pat
ronage In another man. The president,
however, regardless of this action, ap
pointed Gordon a brigadier general on
the strength of his personal record.
The general declined the honors of
commanding a division preparing for
service in one of the northern camps,
in order to be sure to see service ait the
front. H.e then expected to go with
General Copplnger to Porto Rico by the
end of June or the first of July at the
latest. This Is the sort of spirit which
always has pleased the president, and
it is not surprising that he has now
taken pains to make up to General Gor
don In belated honors for the disap
pointment of some of his ambitions ear
lier in the war.
And Gen. Shafter Wat* Obliged to Order
Them Into Camp
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 16. —General
Shafter to-day ordered the Second vol
unteer regiment of lmmunes to leave
the city and go into camp outside. The
regiment had been placed here as a
garrison to preserve order and protect
There has been firing of arms Inside
the town by members of this regiment
without orders, so far as known; some
of the men have indulged in liquor un
til they verged upon acts of license and
disorder: the Inhabitants In some quar
ters have alleged loss of property by
force or Intimidation, and tihere has
grown up a feeling of uneasiness If not
General Shatter has therefore, order
ed this regiment to the hills, where
discipline can be made more severely
Liet of the ft.-glinQnt-* Before the Cabinet
Washington, Aug. 17.—The war de
partment officers have prepared a list
of volunteer regiments which will be
mustered out of the United States ser
vice Immediately.
The list, as completed, was sent to
the White House for consideration by
the cabinet.
The organizations Included In the list
comprise about 40,000 men.
The muster out wNI probably Include
the 201 st, 202 d and 203 rd New York reg
iments, now stationed at Hempstead,
L. I. The list includes all the Infantry
regiments the.t were organized under
the second call.
Food for Our Troops In Mollis
Washington. Aug. 17. —A contract for
a half million dollars' worth of fresh
beef and fresh vegetables has been
awarded to a ilrm in Australia by our
consul at Melbourne at the instance of
the war department.
The supplies are Intended for the
troops at Manila, where the beef will
be delivered frozen, and the vegetables
sufficiently chilled to preserve them.
The contract calls for 2,500 tons of
meat, and the acceptanoe of both arti
cles will be by inspection on delivery.
It is estimated that the supplies will
last the 20.000 troops under Merrltt for
three months, at the end of which pe
riod the local sources of supply may
be available.
Col, John Hay Accepts
Washington, Aug. 17.—Ambassador
Hay, at London, has accepted the office
of secretary of statei when Secretary
Day shall resign, to become a peace
commissioner, under the terms of the
ltlg Ordorn for Cartridges
London, Aug. 17.—The Kynoch Com
pany of Birmingham is reported to
have received an order for 10,000.000
military cartridges, to be properly de-
Uved to the government of the United
Dominion Won Again
Beaconsfleld, Quebec, Aug. 17.—Do
minion won the race yesterday, the
third In the series for the Seaw&nh&ka
cup, defeating the Amiercan boat Chal
The associate society of the Red '
Cross of Philadelphia, is making
strenuous efforts to secure sufficient
supplies to fill a steamer, to be sent
to the suffering as a contribution from
Pennsylvania. This steamer will sail '
about August 15, and will touch the I
several ports nearest to the encamp- j
ments in the Southern States, and
distribute supplies where needed.
Thence it will continue its voyage to
the camps in Cuba and Porto Rico.
So long as the Army and Navy of the
United States are in need of supplies
of any kind, the Society will endeavor
to meet all demands. Thus far, in
this war, with the exception of the
assistance given to starving refugees
from Santiago by Miss Clara Barton,
the effort has been directed toward
the amelioration of the unsatisfactory
condition existing in the army.
In foreign lands the Red Cross So
ciety has been represented by its
own agents and hospital ships, its
work has surely been creditable. In
our home camps supplies have been
distributed through the efficient sys
tem of the National Rebel Association
as well as directly. These two organ
izations are in hearty sympathy and
intend to co-operate wherever this will
effect the best results.
That there is at present very urgent
need for more than we can send seems
to be undisputed. That this need, in
case peace were declared to-day,
would continue for months, and for a
short time increase, is acknowledged
by the press and the gbvernment. As
soon as this war, which has brought
suspense to so many homes and un
speakable sorrow to others is declar
ed ended, and may that day be near
at hand, all the territory now in dis
pute must be garrisoned, each Cuban
and Porto Rican town must have its
regiment. The islands in the Pacific,
for months, will be occupied by 50,000
of our brave men. In all these
islands lever is epidemic, and beyond
any doubt, large numbers will be
Does any one dispute the statement
that the ordinary army, commissary
and hospital do not afford adequate
comfort and attention to men, who
have offered themselves in their coun
try's service, and who have left com
fortable homes and genial climates
for the discomfort, trials, temptations
and dangers of army lite, and have
gone into the most depressing climate
imaginable ?
When the war is a memory, and
every calamity soon becomes a thing
of the past, when the excitement of
war news and harrowing accounts of
suffering, no longer presented to us
by the daily press, fail to act as a
stimulus on the general public to offer
its contributions of money and goods,
then will suffering continue and the
death lists swell.
Momentous questions hiust be de
termined in Cuba and elsewhere, and
until they are settled, onr armies must
be maintained there. It is too much
to ask citizens of this Commonwealth
to continue to double their contribu
tions so that the Societies engaged in
the work will be able to give the boys
—for most of them are mere boys—
those few comforts with which they
are continually surrounded at home.
The Society of the Red Cross ap
peals to the heart of every sympathe
tic man and woman in this state for
co-operation. The Society assures
you that each mite contributed actu
ally does feed an army lad ravenously
hungry, who for months has lived on
coarse army fare ; or, does help to
supply changes of bed clothing and
those other things, so essential to or
dinary comfort in hospitals. If letters
from the army are indicative of the
gratitude of the boys, on their return,
those who have co-operated in the
work will be thankful that they had an
opportunity to do so much for them-
Funds as well as the following arti
cles are urgently needed :
Large and small contributions of
Salt pork, corned beef in barrel,
codfish hard cured, mackeral in kits,
smoked beef and hams, bacon, canned
salmon, smoked sausages, Indian or
corn meal, flour, oatmeal, cracked
oats, wheat in any form, barley, can
ned vegetables of all kinds, canned
fruit of all kinds, dried fruit, such as
apples, prunes, apricots, etc., and
dned / corn, barrels of onions, potatoes,
beans, rice, salt and ship biscuit, beef
extracts, bovinine, etc., soups, malted
milk, condensed milk (Eagle Brand,
or high grnde), evaporated cream,
wines, grape juice, lime juice, clam
bouillon, raspberry vinegar, cbffee,
tea, cocoa, and general groceries,
jellies, preserves and jams.
Disinfectants of every disenption,
quinine pills and general drugs, oint
ments, salves, Phenol Sodique, Gauze
of all kinds, absorbent cotton, surgical
antiseptics, general hospital stores,
and soaps.
Bed clothing for hospitals, pajamas
for soldiers, canvas and carpet slippers
for use in hospitals, mosquito netting,
palm leaf fans, towels, absorbent and
Turkish, soft handkerchiefs, bandan
nas very desirable.
Clothing, new, suitable for Summer
wear, made as plainly as possible, for
children of 5 years and upwards, and
women and men.
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"l is cheaper in the end.
STOVE NAPTHA, the Cheapest and
Best Fuel on the market. With it you
can run a Vapor Stove for one-hall
cent per hour. Give us a call and be
W. O. Holmes, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Eshleman & Wolf, "
L. E. Wharey, "
W. F. Hartman, "
The Society will receive donations
of supplies at 1501 Chestnut Street,
and contributions of money may be
sent to William Hill, Treasurer, 308
Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
The success of this effort depends
upon the generosity of the people of
City and State. Unless there is a
hearty co operation the effort will not
meet with its maximum success. The
response thus far, has been sufficient
to justify our belief in the ultimate
success of the plan.
Help is wanted when the nerves be
come weak and appetite fails. Hood's
Sarsaparilla gives help by making the
blood rich and pure.
Gamp Elections.
Governor Hastings thinks that elec
tions can be held in the camps of the
Pennsylvania soldiers and the retu s
properly made for about $lO,OOO.
This money will be raised by private
subscription, the subscribers depend
ing on reimbursement on the next
legislature. The executive is unwill
ing to call an extra session, costing
from $150,000 to $200,000, to make
a $lO,OOO appropriation. Commis
sioners will be appointed to bring the
returns from the camps.
To Punch Passengers' Faoss.
Exceedingly odd transfer tickets
have just taken effect on all the lines
of the United Traction Company, at
Reading. At the top of the transfer
to the right there are seven faces in
closed in a circle about one-half inch
in diameter. The first tace is that of
a young man, clean shaven. Next is
one wearing a mustache, then comes
the portrait of one having side
whiskers. Another has a full-grown
beard, and the next has a small beard.
I The last two faces are of women, one
being young and the other somewhat
advanced in years. Now when the
conductor issues a transfer the idea is
that he shall size up the recipient and
"punch" any one of the above faces
that he or she resembles. This will
be done to make sure of enforcing
the rule that "transfers are not trans
Bei the Tha Kind You Haw Always BougfA
Apples for the Complexion.
The secret of a bad complexion is
often a bad digestion ; we frequently
trace that to an inactive liver. Diet
ing is the most valuable means of
cure; one of the best remedies for a
sluggish liver is cheap and pleasant.
The best liver regulator for people of
sedentary habits—and those are chief
ly the ones whose complexions are
muddy—is to be found in apples,
eaten baked if they are not well di
gested when eaten raw. A physician
once told me that he attended the
pupils of a well-known boarding school,
and among them was a country girl
complexion was the envy of all
her associates. He found that she
was a very light eater at her meals,
but that she had a peculiar custom of
taking a plate of apples to her little
study in the evening and eating them
slowly as she prepared her lessons.
This was her regular practice. Some
of the other girls in the school took it
up, and the doctor stated that, as a
result of his personal investigation, he
found that the apple-eating girls had
the best complexions of any in the
Beduoed Rates to Grangers' Picnic at
Williams' Grove via Pennsylvania
For the accommodation of per
sons desiring to attend this interest
ing picnic and exhibition the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets from August
27 to September 3, good to return
until September 5, inclusive, at rate
of one fare for the round trip , from
principal stations between" East
Liberty and Bryn Mawr ; on the
Northern Central Railway north of
and including Lutherville, and on
the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad
Division east of and including
For information in regard to train
service and specific rates application
should be made to ticket ageuts.
For Inf&Hta and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Signature of
The best are
the cheapest.
and tender little juicelets fer 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 $ .30
Eggs per dozen .14
Lard per lb .08
Hani per pound .10
Pork, whole, per pound .06
Beef, quarter, per pound,... .07
Wheat per bushel 1 00
Oats " " 40
Rye " " 50
Wheat flour per bbl 5.00
Hay per ton 9 to $lO
Potatoes per bushel ~... .90
Turnips " " .35
Onions " " too
Sweet potatoes per peck .50
Tallow per lb .05
Shoulder " " .09
Side meat" " .08
Vinegar, per qt ,05
Dried apples per lb .05
Dried cherries, pitted ,x
Raspberries .is
Cow Hides per lb .3^
Steer " " " .05
CalfSkin .80
Sheep pelts .75
Shelled corn per bus .60
Corn meal, cwt 1.35
Bran, " .95
Chop " .95
Middlings " ,95
Chickens per lb new .ia
" " " old .10
Turkeys " " 13)
Geese " " .14
Ducks " " .08
No. 6, delivered 3.60
" 4 and s " 3.85
" 6 at yard 3.35
" 4 and s at yard 3.60
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