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Public Attention Divided Be?
A CRISIS COMING SOON
Republican Majority or the House Beyond
the Coutrol or the Conservative Kle
jueut, Led by the Speaker.
Wbiit Will McKinley Do'.'
(WASiHTXGfOLN. March 25,-Consress
divided attention today
situation. In Congress
ich began to take form
and the cabn
on the Spani
the feeling v
after t'he President's ooraservauve tmu
on the Maine report was
1 det a a Leu of war, recognition of uk
fn.!em-nd-i.ce of Cuba, armed int. rveii
and" other decisive and warbk
steps against .Spain and in conieienoes
of Republicans having for their object
tlie over-ruling of the speaker if neces?
sary 'to get prompt action. On the
door, in the >U.ak rooms, m the MWOies
and in the corridors there was Ute
else discussed than tne Cul-un silua?on
and the Maine disaster Eve.y Senator
and member was furmsh-.d with a c >Pj
of the testimony sent to Congre
?terday, and every person wno
procure a copy rod the pinned pages.
Every group of Senators in the cloak
room talked of Cuba. Constant at.d
continual confer- nces were held and ad
recognised the seriousness of the situ?
ation. , ?
On the House side It was apparent
that the Republican majority could no
longer be controlled by what is known
as the conservative element led by the
speaker. Groups of members in a state
of excitement were to be seen on every
hand. In each cloak room there were
members listening eagerly while por?
tions of the Maine testimony weie -lead.
.Menrb j-s of the '.ommittee on- fore gn
aifairs grouped together and discussed
plans and possible future proceedings.
It was generally acknowledged that a
serious condition had arisen; that a cri?
sis was mar. It was the opinion of
some of the conservative memb irs ih-u
in a day or t wo the feeWng would sub?
Much depends upon* the n xt few
days. That Congress will not long re?
main Inactive if decided action is not
?taken by the administration is certain1.
du is also true jthat the lalk of an ar?
mistice caused a great dial of ill-feel?
ing. The House today p.oceeded to do
business without outbreak or without
dramatic incident, hut no such ease can
be promised 'tomorrow. The day closed
witth a prospect that the committees tu
whom were r ferred the Maine corres?
pondence will act soon, possibly oefotv
the end of the week.
Th?e cabin- t meeting today developed
nothing new. The President remains
steadfast in his conviction as to what
is his duty and adverse criticism, which
it is asserted is manly due to misinfor?
mation as 10 the Situation or ignorance
of the President's purpose, will not be
permitted to swerve him from the
course be has plann d. As alieatly
stated' by the Associated Press the
President some days ago made a per?
emptory demand upon Spain to put
an end immediately to hostilities in
Cuba, to release tli-- concentradi s anil
to permit them to return to their homes
and resume their several occupations
unmolested. This statement iH made
by unquestionable authority, and since
that demand was comunicated to Spain
the President has noi taken a step back?
ward or allowed himself to be iie.su d
?-d into modifying it in the least parti?
cular. Spain's final reply to th-'s de?
mand, it Is known, is now receiving
> arnest consideration- of the Spanish
out hot Res at -Mad; id and may be rea?
sonably expected within nhe next few
days. .Should these demands be reject.
>d there is the highest authority fir
Stating that the President would no.
hesitate a moment us to the futur,
course, but would immediately lav the
who],-, record before Congie--s and be
guided'by its instructions. As a prelim?
inary step toward peace j, hos :,.,.?
profiosed to Srain, though this list pro?
position, has riot taken -the shipe o' i
demand.as >vi at least, t'lia.t ihe-Spiinish
government -withdraw it* troop's from
the island and that the Ci.'li.ans b- g've-,
their "independence on a bisis of in
dwmniiy that would U- regarded us jus.
in amount by the llnittd Smb.'s and
other nations of the world land fair to
both contending ionics
The question ,,r on armistice bus nr.,
been agreed to by - Uber this country or
Spam, though there is,,,, aoubt ha,
terms of peace
-the President can
assorted illia.t no p
sider d that d-.es
tical if not the a
There Is little doubt thai : he Fr.-r?-h
offices as medial
States ami Stall
to tendier itu good
tween the United
any Intimation is
flcliTwVi" c"S ",u""'y that ???'h of
^?hji>;? ?iiVa a^tfuj wnlf?hu;
tinue t., s
tivity. but ?a.-r,. was t.ot that
energy .,f preparation . . '
?retary Long during the
' bee to the Whii ' iil; Z'iaV,'r
ed him t., P,-.,-d,-n- \T, 7'
savs that ...... ' ,
reached thus far as 'to' Cat,i?2f ?C*n
?: 'bee's next ,-ssig,,merit \ 1 -.m V
g.^ons-idering what sh.artd be done with
I the wreck of t-he Maine \t fir?t dt
? seemed possible ?? .?.-. ? , "
pfthe ship, .ar.d r-ert-i ,,' v V''." '- ":
' and turrets. Bui this has about h?"n
'abandoned, and 'ihe board n -V- -re'1
" is expected to report to" s.
in a davor Mv? .,? e-v,- - 1
. Shall -be Laken It <? ,,,,'v "v *uf*
li'Temains of th,- wWJ'k uTb "l^'
< ??? oned. The n a v v part men t m bX ?'
farther pu icW,.. .c> tf,?! ?L "TS?
? day. aHih'-agh the naval attach--i f ,
tinue j., mak- V '.'v,^, : "
;:, the--several yards. " 1 al
I i^'J): I:-'-'. ,V; :n,a,-T^
of the war and navy .!-?.,..? ,,?.?... ,
I dfrt<;:'""1 ' ?'?v - s -?? o- :,-is." \<~," ]
-i. or Tampa was the :>?--: adapts as a
IslDtaise of operations, , :ri mliitarv and
-mavU'I. in the even; of wa
reserjta li ve of ?),.. !UVy
K'Eariter, naval aide ?., s.",rv "|''.,ng
,;>nd for line army. Lieutenant Wagner
'.-..chief t>f the bureau of information
?i the army, No detvrminatir.n -has yet
a been reached on the subject.
- Surgeon General Van Raypen, of ii?.
?\ navy, has aV, about ooimpleted the pre
| .f'.n.i'na'1-y arrangements necessary to
fegfihie fitting'out and manrring of a float
!tig hospi.:.,: ship for use in case of
. i. war. He has several vei-seis in jn-ind
;:- fwbjc?i he believes ? eil adapted for this
|i:S?urpo--e, but none has been purchased
; ias yet.
? Tlhe. form nil repjrtr.f'thritmed'icall boaird
mm ?ffloers of the North Atlantic squud
sppn that sat in Adm'inail Sicard's case
,-V?how? that he was suffering from what
?-.?s known as "clinvnic mall'a'ria" It was
:y.upon the r*i?.rt of this board that the
i-j-'Bdmlral was relieved of his oormmand
.;;;:and granted six montihs' leave of
The ordnance- bureau is actively ai
^i/work preparing for the armament of
;i'Jthe yachts and tugs wfhSch have Just
c'neen acqntreii by purchase by the navy
and by loan from ihe treasury depart
Igtheint, On the tugs a.r.d yachts the ord
bureaiu will in-tall suc-h six
unders as may be available for Uie
whBe on tihe cubters will be
eome four Inch and several six
;3>tHjnders, all of the rapid fire clai-a.
& (Paymaster Ray, the llnaincial officer j
of the Main*, reported bio arrival at
*jhe Navy Dcpirt.ment today. He i? |
there to settle 'his accounts otf the offl
cers and tuen of the vessel.
It was stated at t?te Navy Depart?
ment today that the steam yacht Gi
rald?. Just purchased by Spain, cunt that
government probably $350.01)0. She is
not regarded as a very formidable ac?
quisition to the Spanish navy, as she
is inferior to the Mayflower, the yacht
bought bv Secretary Long about two
weeks ago. The GCraldi was construct?
ed en tbe Clyde.
At the War Department tbe moist
Important development ist the day 'Was
the announcement that the '-f.tJi regi?
ment of .infantry now stationed it Mon?
tana would be transferred to Dry Tor
tugas. in the Gulf of Mexico. This
regiment is composed entirely ..f col?
ored trocps who have been looated in
the north-west for a number of years.
Their stay in the gulf climate will pre?
pare ibem for any service in Cuba
-.hould this be necessary. Troop* will
first go to Key West. It may be tha
the depiromcni wit! keep so.me of them
Ihere and send only a portion of uhe
regiment i*> Tortugas. but ibis has not
beem determined definitely.
The ordnance officials of the army
report that tbe Rrtna Which have been
?riven contracts for supplying ammu?
nition, guns. projectiles and sun car
ria?es ar- keeping ?eil to their prom?
ises in the mutter of supplying tlite"
time, and tlhey
THAT ANONYMOUS LETTER.
Startling Stat-.ments Made by a Ma:.
Signing Himself "An Admirei.
WAS Hi! XGTON. March 39.?\n inter
l*nx reotu:e ? f the publishe I report
,;. Main, testimony. ,ssu. d fiom the
?.?,.???.?, minting oPIlce today, w s
nonymcus lettei nn nt mi
knc- at Henry Drain, the
jlerk of the American consulate ot 11a
i-anu- The letter was received by Uen
iuI I.e- a few days after the Maine
disaster. It is dated February ISth,
185?. and signed "An 'Admirer."
H is in SiMiiish. written appaa : lly
.jy a fairly well educated person. Tue
eertiilled translation is as 1". Hows:
"It should be remembered that ut the
dawn of the day of the terrible catastro?
phe an individual was killed in a small
boat, toget'b r with another wiio was
found wounded and a prisoner. In y
were going about the cruisers Maine
und Alpnonso XII and us the said indi?
viduals aie of the worst antecedents as
harbor thieves. 1 have interested my* II
in investigating what connection this
occurrence- could have hod with the x
plosion of .the Maine and I have discov?
ered thai those two men, together with
another, who is called P- I"- Ta o, had
bought in a hardware store In Mesca
deres streel. called Ll Mai inn, a h s ?
such as is used by div, rs. and thai the
ihre,- left Regia in a small boat which
they placed under the wharves of Santa
Catalina, and they were loitering about
more than an hour and a halt, while
'R-pe .Taco, who is. a cork, r urn] a diver,
probably i he best ,n these par.s, ,1.1
the work to bring about the explos un
of the Maine. With the data I went to
Kegla and discovered that the family of
the .1. ad man. who lived in the utmost
misery in a house in Rodriguez Bullsru
street, had moved to a well furnished
one on C.elab rt street. There I learned
that ihey had agreed 'With some mer?
chants of Mur.illi street, for lb.- work
of blowing up the ship for the sum of
$?.000 (J2.r,(rU in advance and the rest
after seeing the result). 'But as they
.IM tun come out of llv* adventure very
well, hoving been attacked ?when they
wer,- retiring, ihi- r suit of which was
the death of on.-, who left his teeth in
ill,- boat, and anoth. r . ne wounded, the
third one has mil presented himself to
eolieei the rest of i he money, ami it
could b pmhably se retly don- that, by
paying him the rest that the others wil!
not le w- pay him. hv would declare the
truth of all this. Tie- one whom I cull* I
thir third Is the diver Pepe Taco, who is
unwounded, who is no dtubt afraid to
present himself to collect the rest. In
Mbiralla street, .they t. II me. was the
place where the business was arranged
with Messis. Garcia Coruj. do, Villasuso,
.lari'bona and others whom 1 do .not re?
member. The man who is arrested is
o.-ing adnUmstetvd tmOrphine constant?
ly to see If he will die and no; giv.- evi?
dence, so us not. as they expr- sa if. 10
spoil [he affair after ii has come t>tt so
iiti.1i tv* their Liste."
"I certify that the a'liove is ,t tin.
(Signed) "A. M'ARIX.
'?Lieutenant Commander 1'. S. N. and
?Drain, the consular clerk, stated in
his ? vidence that an effort was made to
ascertain the .nithenf.ii ity of this letter
although the consulate was handicap?
ped, having no secret fund. Witnesses
discov-red. however, that tie name
Pep,- Taco must have been a mistake,
is the man mentioned had died a few
? lavs before tin- explosion took place
Witness thought the name should haw
Ireen Pepe Barquin, who had died a
couple of days after the explosion.
Till-: NEW TORPEDO BOAT
(lly T legraph.)
IRE'RiLI'N, Match'?).?Lieutenant John
J. Knapp. I'. S. N., detached from th
.Chilled Staus ? -miser San Ftanoiscn
today hoisied the Stars.and Stripes over
th,- torpedo beat purchased for th- Uni?
ted States, at the Sc'hichau vards on
Monday. She was renamed the S'.mers.
I'H/E TERROR AT OH A'R'LESTON
'OHA.RLiESTON, S. C, March 29.
Phe double turretol moniitor Terror
irrtved here from Norfolk this morn
ng and is now at anchor Im Cooper
riv.-r. The snip was taking on coal
...I iy and early tomorrow will sail
I from here to Key West. Tlie Terror
is fully equipped for war and carries
-her full complement of officers and
men. Captain Ludloiv declined to be
? ntervieiwed, saying sihnp'ly that bis ship
las bound f-.r Key West join the
North Atlanta- squudron.
OUTBREAK AT HAVANA FEARED.
WASHINGTON. Match 29.?The state
department gives no official conflima
tion of reports that official advices from
Havana .-tale that riots, headed by the
Weyler element, are apprehended. I:
ippears, however, that Captain Genera
Blanco s-nt a ..ommunication to Wash?
ington in which he says he believes that
a demonstration rntiy be precipitated a
any iru-m-nt by ?n element made nip f
certain Americans- of strong anti-Span?
ish tendencies now at Havana.
?Blanco clearly and unequivocally de?
c-lares that th. presence of American
correspondents in Cuba make the situ?
ation, in his view, mote critical.
CABINET NOT AT ODDS.
Secretary Alger Says Every M< mber
Sustain? tbe President.
WASHINGTON. March 39.?At the
close of the abinet meeting today Sec?
retary Alger gave out the following
"So fur from there being any differ?
ence of opinion among nfce members . f
tie- cabinet, they are nil in hearty ac?
cord with th- President and have been,
without a s;r,gic exception. Wh-m. he
rend to them yesterday his messag- ,.n
the Main-, theo- was not a dissenting
voice nor a suggestion ,,f tfiange. It
commanded the approval o* every
member. ,HV,w could tb- Pivsidnt hav,
said more? He gave Congress th- re?
port a: once and stated that he had for?
warded it to Spain and is awaiting h i
"He must take one step at ,, time. I
may lie said further that there ne d
be no fear that he will not take rhe step.
?'He has not lost a moment in present?
ing, not only the Main,- incident, but
the whole situation to Spain. The
country can wi ll afford to await the ie
HJlt of negotiations which will be
promptly mad- known, whatever the re.
IS HAVANA IIMiPRECHNABLE?
Spanish MiMltary and Naval Office's
Manifest Serene Confidence
HAVANA, ViA KKY WEST, March.,
?9.?It Is impossible to explain er un?
derstand the serene confident:? ot ttra
civil, military and naval officials here
who believing war with the United
?*,a,tU is Imminent, d Clare Havana is
impr-gnable. Th.y are pleased to at?
tribute this "impregnability" to what
,?t v term the "concentration of a
heavy cross fire." referring to the num?
ber of heavy guns (a few twelve inch
guns and th- majority eight und ten
inch ?-uns.) mounted along the horse?
shoe curve ot the shore aoove and be?
low the nanow entrance of th- harbor.
As to the food supply, for wral h no ap?
parent orovi-sion has been- nude, the
=?nish officers have nothing to say.
. the Spanish m rchan'ts. bankers
il other prominent people here are
not so confident, nor ate they so retic
Su<-h peopl.- aver that if Havana
miacked or blockaded and no stbies
ar.- provided to to feed the beseiged sol?
diers and residents will be the first to
r- bei. even to the extent of blowing up
pal a' e itself. Everybody r cognizes
it theie is no food in the countiy d.s
?ts. and it is generally admitted that
insurgents will k..ep tbe troops out
...... -busy in case of hostilities between
Spain and the United States.
Probably not any de p interest was
felt i" Sundays election for delegates
e eortts in ..Madrid, in view of five
r madti rs occupying public atten
Th,- election, however, was as far
as it was supposed it would be. In
irovinoe in the interior, with a to
f over 2.000 qualifi d vote s. the
,,-r ..f votes polled was 59. The
nmenl denies these statements
.he censor re'fus. s to allow them to
h.- s nt diiecit over the wire, but all th.
iocal papers indicate the facts, plainly
intimating that the ballot-boxes w> re
?d to repletion with unvoted tick
Thn relief train carrying suppli.es b.
s in. -Havana province, which left
this morning, was wrecked about
?lock, twenty-one miles ..utsido Of
ma, between Cienaga und Bejucal.
no was hurt.
Continued From First Page.)
insist that th.- honor and dignity oT'
nation demand the enforcement of
rm and vigorous [Kiiicy, which- will
ave for its purpost?peacefully, if we
but foteibly if w. must?the re
lress of past wrongs and th- complete
and b.miualilled independence of Cuba."
There was no opposition to the sub?
stitute und its passage was greeted with
shouts of applause.
"A COMPROMISE W1TUI 11 ELI.."
ie of McKinley's Personal IFriends
S> rids an Augry Message.
(New Yoik Sun.)
CTNCHNNATI. O., March 2S.?Dr.
Charles A. I.. Heed..a leading physician
f this city, and who acquired gieat
? million,-.1 a few years ago as one of
? originators of th Pan-American
Medicai Congress, today telegraphed
? following to tin- President, with
oin ho is well acquainted:
American interests and American
itinient alike demand the withdrawal
the last fragment of tihe Spanish
dag fe. in Hi,- last fool of Cuban soil.
Any domand less than ibis is a compio
i with hell."
PROMPT ACTION WANTED,
i By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. March. 29.?The Mich
l delegation me; this afternoon, in
room of the committee on foreign
affairs and unanimously decided to
ill upon President McKinley tormor
iw morning in a body aind urge upon
im th- n.ssity and advisability for
irompt and vigorous action on the Cu
an question. They will say that in
sking -for intervention, they represent
ie overwhelming sentiment of the peo?
ple of Michigan. William Alden Smir'h
chairman of the delegation..
(By Trie graph.)
EL PASO, TEX.. March 29.?(Mere
than o thousand citizens 'of this city met
in mass convention and adopted resnlu
is demanding that Congress imm-di
ly Interv. ne in Cuba and prevent
further starvatioim and butchery of peo
uf thai island.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
IT KIMS OK INTKKKST (3AT1IGRKD
AIJOIIT TU K l'IKKS,
ram-UH mill ClenranecK at the CuHtoni
House. LlHt t.f VcHHels Now In Port.
Other .Murine Ilc-UIH.
WASHINGTON. March 29.?Forecast
fin- Wednesday, for Virginia?iFair in
tin- interior; showers on Ohe coast;
CALENDAR FOR THIS DAY.
Sun rises .5:53
Sun sets .6:20
Hilglh water?1:43 A. IM. and 2:11 P. M.
Low- water?8:14 A. M. and 8:06 P. M.
LONDON. March 29.?Arrived: Cas
sieks. Newport Nows.
IHA'MBUPG,?Arrived: Aibur.o, New?
At the Custom House.
The steamship Gleadowe is still in the
dry dock at the shipyard. She will pro
babl.y leave next week.
Steamship Strathgyle, Captain Jonies,
entered from Norfolk to load corn for
British steornship -Montezuma entered
from Galveston for coal and cleared for
Liverpool. Her cargo is valued at
ARRIVALS AND UEl'AKTUKES.
Ve?selH Arrived Venter-day.
Ste.iimer -Montezuma (Br.), Williams,
Steaimer Strathgyle (Br.), Jones, Nor
? ISchooner 'Carrie 'S. ?Hart, Fall .River.
Ve??elH Sailed Yesterday.
Steamer Montezuma (Br.). Williamt;,
Schooner S. S. Thorp, Boston.
Schooner George E. Wolcott, Bos?
. lltlilfNIA IMU'RiDERBR ARRESTED
IHINTON. W. VA., March 29.?G.
Ii'nomas Jonen w.is tarrested here today
charged with m-urder eomn-iitied in
Mecklenburg. Va., in April, ISM. He
is all. g.-.l ;,. have shot and killed Pat
tie Watkins, a colored woman of bad
.standing, whom he charged with hav?
ing roblbed him of $200.
He was gi\-,,ti a preMmlntiry hearing
ar.'d held lo await requisition papers
from Virginia. Jones requested Sheriff
George to accompany hi:n to his place
of business, before looking ihim up. On
irrivjng at his saloon he stepped behind
the counter 'to the cash drawer, and
t iking therefrom 'a revolver placed it
to 'his .h.-ad and 'blew .his 'brains out.
Jones was 50 years of age. married
and 'had. several children. Ulis wife
and family reside im Danville, Va.
NEW TRIAL FOR ANDERSEN.
NORFOLK. VA., March 29.?John
Andersen, the cook of the schooner Ol?
ive Pecker, who was convicted in the
United States court here last IX-cember
of the murder of Mate Saunders, on the
high seas, Is now to have another trial
?It has been granted by the United
States supreme court and the case will
? ome up before that tribunal April 11.
That is the Verdict on the
MUST LOOK TO CONGRESS
President's Position In the Crisis Generally
Denounced In This City by Republi?
cans and Democrats, Who Want
Freedom for Cuba.
Until yesterday President McKan
ley's Cuban policy was unanimously en?
dorsed by the public, but his last move
has been denounced as weak and lack?
ing the true American spirit.
So. long as the President stood firm
and pursued a vigorous policy he had
every American at his back. Party
lines were wiped out und sections were
forgotten: the people had united to
wrench from the hand of tyranny a
long-suffering people and give to them
'the enjoyment of self-government. Not
only does this nation synrpathize with
the struggling Cu-luns. but in- the bosom
j of every American there wrankies a r -
vengeful spirit for the destruction of
the lxittleshiip Maine and the wholesale
slaughter of American sietaimen. This
was thought to be sufficient casus
belli, and the people wanted to hear the
Said u well known' gentleman to a re?
porter for the Duily Press yesterday:
"I have admired President MoKinlery
for the course he has pursued since this
trouble began, hut I must say he fe.l
down at the critical moment. The eyes
of the world are u|?n us. and We have
the right on our side. It is time tor us
''What is the result of McKinley's de?
"It is simply this: Spain grants us
permission to feed h-r starving subjects
for a period of six months.
"Great diplomacy! Ye gods!
"We don't wont to feed the Cubans.
What we want is to plant the Sturs and
Strip s on the island and let the Cubans
feed themselves by the sweat of their
?brows. Free t uba and Cuba will take
care of herself. That's what we want
and that's all we will be satisfied with."
Those who are more cor.se: vative and
are hopeful that war may I* av- rted
honorably do not approve of the Pres?
ident's policy. They are not in favor of
an armistice to last six months. If the
United States is ever to interfere they
hold 'that now is the time to recognize
the imd'epend'ence of Cuba.
"I am not an ardent admirer of th>
President," said one gentleman, "but I
believe he is conducting this affair in a
statesmanlike manner: in other words,
the President knows what he is doing
and when the time comes he will act.
Mr. McKinley is k. eplng coll and he has
his eyes wide open, und I think Con?
gress should stand by him. for he has
some deep laid plan. We do not want
to rush into war uopreiMtv d. I l>elleve
the President realizes that Uncle Sam
is not ready for a conflict. I^t Us not
denounce the President while excite?
ment is running high."
Said another well known citizen: "I
am not anxious for war. There are
many people clamoring for war who
have never experiVneed its consequences
and they are using the same weapon
:hat Sampson wielded wlhen lie slew the
Philistines?the jaw bone of an ass. I
want the honor of the nation upheld as
much as anyone, but let us look before
"Oh. McKinley is all right!" said a
fellow through whose make-up rurs a
vein of sarcasm*. "I think we ought to
take up a collection and pay Spain for
the torpedo she used' to blow up the
ANOTHKER IXvSULT TO TH1E FLAG.
American Schooner-Boarded by Spanish
Officers and Detained Three Days.
KBXCSTON, JAM1ATCA, March 29.?
The American scho?.ncr Hester, of
Pensaeolo, 'Pia., loaded with lumber,
arrived- here yesterday evening and
her captain reportis that while on Wie
voyage he was boarded by a Spanish
gunboat, whifch towed the schooner into
CasH'da and detained her there for
three days. The captain t>f the Hester
has reported the matter to the United
States cons-til here.
Captain Paine, of the British sieamer
Pelvidei-e. from 'Boston, March 24. for
Poll Antonio, which has arrived here,
reports that a Spanish ironclad is
wa Killing the windward passage, about
forty miles off the coast.
Dispatches to the Associated Press
front Havana early In March announced
ifliat an 'American schooner, described
as tihe Esther had 'been captured by
?a. Spanish gunboat, the Ard.illa. In an
inlet near Casilda, 'on the south coast
of Cuba. It wais added that the com?
mander of the Esther claimed he had
simply put into the inlet for repair.
to the rudder of the schooner, which
(hed lieen damaged, and the under?
standing was that if this turned out to
be correct he would be released. A later
dispatch -from -Havana, on March S,
said the Ard'U'la had towed the schooner
to sea, after the latter had tepilifned
her rudder. The Esther Is then said
to have been released and to have tai'ltsl
Wood delivered in any part of the
city. M. S. WARBEN, 446 Twenty
ninth street. Phone 2615. feb6-?m
A Happy Woman
Is the housekeeper who buys her coal
and wood from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Jed4-tf
Views of the launching of the battle?
ships Kearsarge' and Kenltuckv, for
sale at Wagoner's Photo Gallery, 2412
Washington avenue, at 25 cents per
W? have this 10th day of March, 1898,
appointed M. H. Morgan our agent to
conduct our furniture buisiness at New
port News. Va., with no authority to
buy or make any contract whatever ex?
cept contraot of sate of house furnish?
ing goods. IRVING BROS.
If (he Stars Could Send
To us for their bicycles, ail of
the orders would be for Eclipse wheels.
They are made in the factory of hon?
esty, of tried -materials, by sxpert work?
men. System governs the Whole?ev?
ery minute is saved. In buying this
wheel, you buy a perfect machine, and
the price represents only the "material
Newport News Cycle Go.,
FIRED O. KIPPE?, ifanager.
221 27t?> stireet, Newport News, Va.
General Real Estale
135 and 137 Twenty-fifth street, 'New
After seeing the latimdhlng of the |
I great battleships Kentucky and Kear
W6 !nvit6 You
To come and 6ee th laeumdMng of our |
I SOLID INVESTMENTS
AlN 18 ROOM DWELLING
Three stories, junt Completed, situated
<>n Twenity-'flftlh street 'between War?
wick avenues. When 4Bie proposed
I wick and Jefferson avenues. Wihen the
proposed overhead bridtre is burilt acroaa
| Chesapeake and Ohio 'Raiil.road itiracks,
it will make tili? street a thoroughfare,
thus enhancing the value of this prop?
erty. New rents for ^ 15.0t) a nvoniLh.
Price, $1.700 Cash.
THREE STORY BRTCK STORE AND
Thtis store is situated right In the
I business center of. our city, Washington
avenue, has all modern conveniences,
I gas. electricity, both hot and cold water,
seweivrge, and Iis newly built. Rents
fur (lease, different tennants) $1,400 a
year. Over 15 per cent, on investment. |
A corner lot on Washington avenue, j
lone of the most djet-irable tousineas
s'.amds in 'tihe City. Price,
I RESIDENT LOTS?
Facing the river above the Dry Duck.
[$500. East End, $200.
Do a little thinking about
the cost of gas lighting and
cooking. With gas at $1.60
per thousand, you get Hi feet
for one cent. You can get 24
candle power for live feet of
gas properly burned in a good
burner. This makes you a
first-class light of 24 candle
power for live-sixths cents per
hour, or light equal to an
average electric light for
about j ?ent per hour. Again,
take an improved Welsback
burner, consumes 3 feet per
hour, gives SO candle power.
Just think, an 80 candle pow?
er light for I cent per hour,
Ponder this over. It is the
cheapest artificial lighting
agent known. If you are not
convinced, call at the Gas Of?
fice, 2713 Washington avenue,
and we will prove it to you.
As to cooking, gas at $1 per
thousand is not half as ex?
pensive as coal at $0.50 per
ton, or wood even at the pres?
ent prices. Coal oil and gaso?
line are not to be mentioned
in the same week as gas for
cooking.aud then the comfort,
cleanliness und efficiency. Call
at the Gas Office at your con?
venience and we will take
pleasure in showing you the
benefits. Come whether you
have gas at present or not
Newport News Gas Company.
Every Vernon Tooth Brush
we sell is guaranteed.
We are agents if or Nummally's
We sell "Chlao" Cigars.
Our line of stationary la the
nicest in town.
We make the best Hot Choc?
olate that can be made.
Our special work 1s filling
prescriptions?We do it right.
tOp. Johnson's Opera House @
from healthy cows
?enable as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for Inspection?6 cents a
quart or 3 cents at pint. (Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents la quart or 4 cents a
pint in glass battles. Delivered any?
where in the city.
J. E. LarigsloM/.
BOOT AND SHOE! i?AJCBR.
3809 Washington arena*
REPA!? TOHK X SPjSOfAI/rjr.
3,000 volumes of the ?world's 1best au?
thors, lo cents eath.
300 Lamps, 10, 25, 50 cents to $5.00.
18 Hall Lamps, $1.60 to $2.00.
12 Library Lamps, $2.60 to $5.00.
100 China cups and saucers, 10 cents
to $1.00 pair.
100 Cedar Tubs, 50 and 75 cents and $1.
38 "Wash Boilers, 40, 50 and 75 cents
48 Cedar Palls, 15 and 30 cents.
6 boxes Pancy brands of Toilet Soap,
6 cakes for 25 cents.
100 dozen glass Tumblers, $0 cents to
$1.00 a dozen.
6 dozen Coal Scuttles, 20 and 40 cents.
12 dozen Lunch Baskets, 10 to 50 cents.
?6 Dish Pans, 10 cents each.
126 Wood Saws, 50 cents each.
12 Churns, 50 and 75 cents each.
200 Joints of Stove Pipes, 10 and 15
4 dozen four-piece Glass Sets, 25 to
250 Glass Pitahers, 10 to 50 cents.
5915 Wash inerton Avenno.
OF VALUABLE REAL iESTATE.
By virtue of the provisions of a cer?
tain deed of trust, bearing date on Au?
gust 14, lS'JO. executed Uj ue as trustees
fur the Old Dominion Building and
Loan Association, of Lite city of Rich?
mond, Virginia, by Laura 42. Brewer
aaid K**tnk g. Brewer, her husband,
and duly recorded in the clerk's office
of the Corporation Court for the city
of Newport News, Virginia, In deed
book No. 2, page two hundred' and thir
ty-une. default having been made in the
payment of the debt, monthly dues and
interest therein secured, at the request
of the board of directors of the said
Old Dominion Building and Loan Asso?
ciation, we wiiil sell at public auction
to the highest bidder, on
THURSDAY, S1ST DAY OF MARCH,
1S?8, at 11:30 o'clock A. M., on the pre?
mise*, the following property, to-wit:
All that certain lot, piece, or parcel
Of ground, situated in the city of New?
port News. Virginia, known and de?
signated on a certain map entitled,
"Map of part of the city of Newport
News," made by C. 'M. Braxton, civil
engineer, a copy of which was filed' in
the clerk's office of the County Count
of the county of Warwi-.k, Virginia, on
the 15th day of October, by the lot
number 'twen.ty-k.me (21) in. block num?
ber six (6), being the same lot or par?
cel of ground conveyed to the said
Laura E. Brewer by J. G. Jones and
wi.'e by deed dated August 8, 1S96, to?
gether with alt and; singular the build?
ings. Improvements, rights, privileges
and appurtenances unto the said lot be?
longing. ior in anywise appertaining.
TERMS:?For as cash as to as much
of the proceeds as may be necessary to
pay the expenses of executing this
trust, and the amount then due and
payable on acount k.f the Indebtedness
secured by suid deed of trust; and as
to the residue of such purchase money,
If any there be, upon such terms as to
cash or credit as we may deem best.
The credit payments, if any, to be se
oured by lien on the property.
J. TAYLOR ELLYSON
anni R. G. BICKFORD,
Invest Money in Real Estate
WiLl pay you if yoiu. get the advice of
some one in touch with the market,
whose Judgment you can depend on.
We claim to be as well posted on values
and futures as anyone in Nowport
News, as we make a study for the ben?
efit of our clients. Look at some of the
bargains in houses and lots, building
Iota and farms that we are offering.
"We have farm lands from $5 to $50
per acre; suburban lots from $25 to $50
per '.lot: city lots flrom $150 to $7,000 per
lot: vacant lots for lease from $10 to
$30 per lot.
For dwelling of four rooms.
Terms. $100 cash und balance
payable $10 monthly.
For a stone: seven rooms above,
renting for $20 p^r month, c??>se
to Electric Car Line-. Terms. $400
cash, .balance easy payments.
For a neat dwelling cf five rooms
above shipyard. $600 cash, bal?
ance to suit ourchaser
tFor a new dwelling, to be com?
pleted within ten days, Imme?
diately on car line, with six
rooms hesdes bath, and city wa?
ter. $300 cash, ba?ance to suit
For a new building with fifteen
rooms, bath, latrobe, and city
water, renting at $3G per month
Above shipyard. Terms $900
cash, balance to suit purchaser
For a nice brick building, well
located, now renting for $172
per month. Terms $2,000 cash,
and balnce on easy payments.
THOS B. HENLEY & CO
Real Estate and Insurance.
2700 Washington w
Getting Insured against Are in a poor
company. Take out a policy in our of?
fice and you will be sure of your money
if you are unfortunate enough to be
even miss such a small amount each
week, and can rest easily eit night,
knowing that your home ?und place of
AJA JRYE & BOVNTON,
WtXXXON WBOSDSBO. ..j
Our Milinery Open/
ing continues today and
Special Milinery Offer?
Lot of all silk Moire
Taileta Ribbons, 4 in?
ches wide, in ail pop?
ular shades, including
those which are scarce
A quality which sells
for 25c everywhere;
special price 19c.
Lot of 4? inch all
silk Taffeta Mcire
Ribbons, also the new
plaids, stripe and
check Taffeta in tur?
quoise blue, burnt or?
ange, cerise and all
the new shades. This
quality usually sells
for 39c ; opening price
25c. Marabow Chif
on?in all shades for
?at the lowest price
ever named per yard ;
opening price T2?
cents. Lot of flowers
for hat trimming, em?
bracing roses, large
bunches of violets and
foliage; opening price
10 cents. Bunch of
pretty violets for 1
cent. Lot of short
back sailors and black
hots in all shapes and
styles. Shall go at
opening price 39 cents
Lot of untrimmed
hats in all colors and
black, in mixed and
fancy straws. The
most stylish shapes.
Shall go at the open?
ing price 18 cents.
Dry Goods Store,
2610 Washington Av
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
General Real Estate,
ire. Life ond Accident insurance loems.
We represent leading Insurance Com?
panies of the world and write
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT IN?
SURANCE AT REASONABLE
IMPROYED AND UN IMPROVED
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
In the best business and residential
sections of Newport News.
Houses Sold on Small Cash
and monthly sums thereafter, amount?
ing ito about what is paid for rent
Local investment securties of all
kinds dealt in and bought and sold.
Loans negotiated on collatterals and
city real estate. Information cheer?
fully furnished to parties desiring to
invest or rent. Correspondence solici?
Owners of real estate and city secu?
rities are Invited to list their property
with us for sale.
Notary Public In our offloa.
THE ROAD TO FAME
is often step toy step. And!
this may be said of things as well aa
Step 'by step tihe Weber and Wheel
ock Pianos' have dlimlbed the ladder of
fame and now stand at the top, th*
peer of any.
Write for information and prices to ?
The Hume, Minor Co,
MO MAIN STREET,
Our representative, Mr. J. E. Duntoar,
ito lm Newport News every Tuesday.
_ _ oc l-P.Su&Wba
A Good Judge of Fuel
w?il never burn anythilnlg but cur hlfglt
grade coal. It is not only satisfactory
Cor cooking and neablng purposes, but
its untehiKo heat and long continued
combust;ion melke it economical in Um
Seventeenth street and lAfaystte Ante.
'Phone 2624, M 3tou.WtftttlM