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Story of the Engagement inj
Ii m ship io si
Dewey's Guns Chased the)
FURIOUSRAIN OF SHELLSi
After Disposing of Ail the Kiii'i
WarshlpKttic Auierlean Siiua<lron
Turned the Gutlg on tlie Forts
and Ilrove the Sohllers
from Their Pieces.
CHICAGO, May 7.?Tin: Chronicle has
HOKG KOXG, May 7.-Comnw*
Dewey's flag lieutenant, Thomas B.
Brumby, arrived at Hong Kong thi.
anorn'itig on the United States revenue
?cutter Hugh McCoilloch, wi'th the Urat
official news of the greatest naval but?
tle or modern times, that of Manila
The official dispatches were at once
,. forwarded toy cable to the United Slates I
government at Washington.
The first Connected story ..f the
Easement was told by the officer* of
the 'McCo'lWh, who saw it and partic?
ipated in H. They said that Spain's
fleet of ten vessels wae whoWy destroy?
ed. The Heina Maria Ch!-istin:i, ilag
ehip of the Spanish equadron, was the
center of the attack at the beginning of
the action under the hot shot fire pour?
ed fa on her 'from the American ships,
and she was s-oon burning 'from stem 1o
stem. Admiral Montejo, the Spanish
admiral, was compelled to escape in
a t-imall boat to the Isla de Cub.i, anoth?
er of the Spanish vessels, and us sow
'as his flag was hoisted the guns of Hie
lAmerican fleet were turned on it and
hi a few minutes it was destroyed.
.;:.' The admiral was again forced to es?
cape in a small boat.
The defenses ...f Manila and Ms bat- |
s'-leries, as well tis those at Cavite. were
sftlenced' und' beuten to the ground by
the rain of shot and ?hell. .During Sat?
urday night the vessels of the American
: equadron crept inside the buy through
A supposed moss of mines arid torp.
? does. They were not observed by on
of the watches of the Spanish Karri-|
sons until some stray sparks were
emitted from the funnel of 'the d.'.s
ipaiU-Ji iboat Hush McCulioeh. TllCill a
few shots were exchanged with the gar
irisxvn on Corregidor Island, but, owing |
. to the darkness, they Were inerte
.There was no pol roll established, nor
?'. "prere any search iiyh it-- placed at the cii
. trace of Manila Way.
The vessels of-the American s>|uadron
- never stopped or slowed down until
'they had assumed a position directly
opposite the city of Manila. This was
Just at daybreak.
The order of battle assumed by the
w - ?
r^Spaafefe fleet- cf the .-u-sh???'??? ,,c ;ho
engagement was with all the ?anall |
/ craft 'inside Cavite harbor, which is
^'protected by sUme and timber break
waters and -uhe larger ships manoeuv
- .ring oft Cavite and Manila. The Ame-r
Scan battle line was K-d by the flagship
. 'OHympia and the cruiser Raleigh. The
Boston, Baltimore, Concord and Petrel
, and the revenue cutter Mi-Culloch fol
. lowed. The American fleet in easy
speed' approached the Spanish sbii>s,
which were drawn out in two Vines, tin
Sterna Maria Christina, the flagship, in
the center. As the dawn broke and the
position of the American squadron wai?
- 'discovered the Spanish fleet immedi'ate
'./ 3y opened fire, supported by the Cavite
% . Sorts. The Spaniards Hied the iirs:
?V'-fehot. The chalk-ng..- was given -l>.v 'he
^ ReSno. 'Maria Christina.
; The Olympia replied, and a: once th ?
?" entire American fleet was in action.
'.?The Spanish fleet did not h.-sitate in
S'ttheir fire, and the Cavite bum.?!?:???
- Jet loose their heavy guns. The best
? fc?nmers in the American fleet maimed
W&tie ?noet destruw?ttv* weiapons on their
ships, a:id ihn hftVOO -WFOUglVf
frightful. The engagement su?! be?
came general. The Hugh McCoHoeh re?
mained at seme distance from the brunt
of the encounter, and the enemy's shells
parsed bu't did not hurt her.
The marksmanship of the Spanish
gunners seemed to be wiid from the out
the American squadron were pburoiiiig
:-n a deadly the. doing great execution,
tfot'h in the Spanish lleet and iu she Oa
vite rortifical'ior.s an Kind
The A'mericun cruiser Balti'm?..re, at
.in,- period of the engagement, received
the brunt of the enemy's lire, and suf?
fered the mot-t of any vessel in the
Am riean squadron. Erom liv< t-t ten
of the enemy's shots took effect on the
Baltimore, but none of her ofllcers or
crew were seriously hurt. Ah soon as*
the Spanish admiral left tin- i'tehm
Mara Christina and boarded the isla
de Cuba, the lire was directed at the
latter morcile.-vily, every eight-inch gun
? .it .-very ship joining those ,if the Hag
ship. The Isla de Cuba wus riddled.
After .'i. few rounds site was put out
of action. und almost before Admiral
.Montejo had time to get his bcarrngB!
he was driven out a second 'time.
The Spanish cruiser CawtSIIa burst
nto (lame.- under the remurknhie gun?
nery of Admiral Dewey's men. The
American cvrimnod.yre then directed a
Irol lire rt gain si the ha I tori es. This was
surprise to Admiral Montejo, win. ap?
parently thought himseir secure -under
?the guns of t he Ca vile forlilica tiVi,nH.
The Spenish cruiser Heina .Maria
Christina, received .tin- full effect of this
galling tire from tin- American Heel.
an<! was So badly da-nmged thai she
sang uft. r e.Ttchlng on lire. The other
vessels of tin- spanh-h 11.were ij?lck
ly riddled by the withering ihriH of shell
from tin- Aiiiei-iciii gunliouts. Two gun?
boats that had put out in the Cavite
breakwater with evident intent to de?
stroy the nearest American vessels were
speedily firmed to return within shelter
of the rorti'tlca'tions. The arse trail uf
tic- Ctivito fortifications exploded .lur?
ing the engagement, probably from
Aimerican shells, and forty Spaniards
Tin- fort* made a nominal resistance,
but were quk-kly overpowered.
Tlie shore garrisons did not capitu
lo.te, however, and when liho AmerioxTi
licet ceased firing the Spaniards on
shore wen- ?Uli dt-iianl.
The Spanish ships caught lire ono ?f?
ter another, and were driven to ground?
ing to save their crews.
Commodore Dewey c.uvtmueil 'the
lighting until lb.- last vessel ot the en?
emy had been destroyed; P.y I hat time
the shore batteries were fcileneed. and
ib.- American lleet had won a most re
nmrkable victory. Tie- Ani.-riean ships
ccivi'inued t" manoeuvre, about the
S[..in;.-h Heel. D3y this means much of
i:he enemy's lire was rendered harm?
less. The spectacle ..r the American
warships manoeuvring as if on (parade,
.in.i vii the same time directing a ter?
rific lire at the enemy's ship* und forts,
was a magnificent tribute to the skill
arid dssoiplrne of modern naval warfare.
There were only a few flight casualties,
all told among the .-.'nips of the Ameri?
can lleet. Tin: worst ..r which resulted
from an explosion of anrmuration of the
.leek of tin- Uililniore. The other .ships
of riie lied were practically uninjured.
?At least 15(1 S-pa.iVia.rds are known 10
?have toeen killed during the engage?
ment, und several hundred were woun?
Some reports place the total loss of
the Sixcnlards at Hull killed and 400
SAFE IN CUBA.
An Insurgent Goes Ashore Near One
of iilanco's Toy Forts.
(Copyright. I.SliS, by Associated Press.)
KEY WEST. Fl.A.. May 7.- Lieuten?
ant Colonel OctaVio C.iberga, of the
Cuban army, with Iiis brother Benja?
min, who was I'-.r some time secretary
to Estrada Palm?, president of the
Cuban junta in New York, wasjandeil
on the north shore of Puerto Principe
province on Thursday by tin- convert?
ed cruiser Hamilton. Colonel C.iberga
arid his brother bore important dis?
patches from tie- junta to Hie Cuban
government, il.sal of which is at
Sanciti Spiritus in Puerto Principe
The landing was effected within a
short distance of oi.f General I'.Ian
co's toy forts, but no Spanish soldiers
show. .I themselves and the ofllcers of
the Hamilton believe the foil was de?
serted. By precious arrangement Col?
onel Giberga and his brother were met
by a party of Cubans at the landing
place and escorted to the capital of
the Cuban republic, it is believed the
dispatches borne by the Glbergas re?
late to the joint military operations
against the Spaniards. On her way
back the Hamilton n^sse/i itear Ad?
miral Sampson's squadron.
The Number of Killed Esti?
mated at 1,000.
(Copyright, 1S9S. by Associated Press.)
HONG KONG. May 7.?The order of
battle assumed by the Spanish was
with ali the small craft inside Cavite
hat bor behind stone and timber break
waters and the larger ships cruising
off Cavite and Manila. No patrol was
established nor was any serchlight
placed at the entrance to the bay.
On Saturday night the American
ships crept inside the bay without be?
ing seen until the McCulloch's funnel
emitted a spark. Then a few shots
were exchanged with Corregidor Is?
land, but the lleet never stopped or
slowed down opposite the city until
The Spanish snips then opened fire,
supported by the Cavite forts. The
McCulloeh remained at some distance
ami the enemy's shells passed, but did
not touch her. The cruiser Baltimore
suffered the most, of any of the Ameri?
can ships. Five or ten shots took ef?
fect on her, but none of her ofllcers or
view was seriously hurt. Only a few
'slight injuries were suffered by the
American lleet, the worst of which re?
sult.-d from an explosion of ammuni?
tion on the deck of the Baltimore. The
other ships of the lleet were practi?
cally unhurt. Oifli hundred and fifty
Spaniards were killed and many were
wounded. The cruiser Reina Chris?
tina was the worst damaged of the
Spanish ships, and it is believed that
sho was sunk. The other ships of the
Spaniards were quickly riddled by the
American's fire. Two torpedo boats
from Cavite were quickly driven to re?
turn to that place for shelter.
The Cavite arsenal exploded and
I forty Spaniards were killed.
Tho forts made a nominal resistance.
The city fVas never capitulated and the
Spaniards are still defiant.
The t ilympia led the squadron into
the bay through the channel and the
lleet bad passed Corregidor Island be?
fore the Spaniards perceived them,
then the first shot was tired, but the
battery was almost Immediately re
rlu.1 to silence. The squadron then
slowly proceeded up the harbor and
when day broke the town of Manila
was seen about five miles distant. The
American ships steamed deliberately
along in front of Manila, but without
opening fire until the Spanish cannon
on the batteries around the town com?
menced work and shots began to strike
the water around the squadron. Then
the Concord fired a few shots as she
passed, but the other ships proceeded
silently toward Cavite. When neuring
I'.aker Hay a sudden upheaval of wa?
ters occurred a little distance in front
..r the leading slitp and quickly follow?
ing this a second water spout denoted
that the Spaniards had fired a couple
of mines or torpedoes, but their efforts
to Mow up the ships were unsuccess?
ful. Almost immediately the guns in
the cavite battery burr.t into a heavy
cannonade. The shells fell in the
neighborhood of the Olympia, but a
majority of them fell short and were
badly aimed. The squadron then derw
nearer in toward the Spanish lleet and
the battle began in real earnest.
The American ships entered by the
southern channel between Bain and
Frilc Islets which were fortified.
Commodore Dewey resolved to risk
tlie mines which were supposed to
block the channel. The Island forts
fired, but not together. Replying
wit it a few shells, the squadron pro?
ceeded without stopping or changing
its course. The orders of the vessel?
was as follows: The Olympia, Balti?
more, Italelgh, Concord, Boston. Pe?
trel. McCulloeh, Nanshan and Zaflre,
and thus they steamed to the centre
of the bay. T..hey passed before the
city seeking the Spanish squadron and
found them near the entrance of Baker
I lay. backed and flaneked by the Ca?
che forts witli two torpedo boats and
four gunboats inside the mole which
served as protection while the Reina
Msirla'Christina. Castilla, Don Antonio
He I'lloa, isla De Cuba. Isla Be Luzon
and the mail boat Mindanao were
drawn up outside. The Spaniards fired
the first shot ut 8.000 yards, but it. was
ineffective. The American ships form?
ed in column line and steamed nearer,
reserving their fire until within 4,000
yards. They (hen passed back and
forward nix times across the Span
hu-d's front pouring in a perfect hail
of shot and shell. Every shot seemed
m tell. Then the Americana retired
lor breakfast and a council of war.
The Spanish whips were already jn a
desperate condition. The Heina Chris?
tina was riddled and one of her steam
pipes had burst. The Cnxtllla was also
on lire and obth were burned to the
waters edge. The Bon Antonio De
I'lloa made a magnificent show of
desperate bravery. With her colors
nailed to her mast she sank with all
ahnds. Her hull was riddled, and her
upper decks swept clean, but the guns
oh the lower deck were still firing de?
fiantly as the vessel sang beneath the
waters. A torpedo boat tried to creep
along the whore, round the offing and
attack the non-combatants Zafiro,
Nansliaw and McCulloeh. but were
driven ashore and shot into bits. The
Mindanao was run on to the beach and
the other small craft retired behind
the mole. .
The fight started at 5:30. was ad?
journed at S::io and resumed at about
noon. The finishing touches were giv?
en to Cavite by the Petrel and Concern
at ? o'clock. The Raleigh grounded
twice in shalolw water during the en
Cavite is in utter ruin and hrus sur?
rendered, the gunboats have been
scuttled and the arsenal was on fire
and exploded. Causing great mortality.
The commodore of the lleet on board
the Heina Cnrisiina was wounded and
her captain, 'lieutenant, chaplain and
the midshipmen were killed by a shell
striking the bridge. Eighty of her crew
were killed and sixty were woufided.
On the Castilla. one hundred were kill.
ed and sixty were wounded. The Span?
ish insulties aggregate more than a
There were no casualties among the
American crews trscept that six of the
Baltimore's men were slightly wound?
ed by one of the enemy'* shells strik?
ing another shell lying on deck and .ex?
ploding it, MOifliS
There were only three shot-holes in
her tipper works, five in the upper
works of the Olympia and n whale
boat smashed un the Raleigh. No
damage was done anywhere else". The
disparity In the damage by the Span?
ish Meet and that sustained by the
Americans is due to the superior
weapons of the latter and their marks?
manship at long range. The Manila
esplanade ten inch guns were fired
continuously, but the Americans ?
frained from replying until they had
finished up the lleet. The terms of ca?
pitulation are still unsettled.
The forts at the entrance to the bay
capitulated und were dismantled on
Wednesday. The Americans cut the
cable because tin- Spaniards refused to
permit them to use it. pendipg the sur?
render of the city ano it Is, therfore,
nut known what is transpiring on
M'CUBEOCH'S ENGINEER DEAD.
WASHINGTON, May 7.?A cable?
gram received by Mr. Vanderlip, as?
sistant secretary of the treasury, from
the commander of the McCulloeh at
Bong Kong, states that Chief Engi?
neer B. F. Randall died on May 1. The
cause of his death is not known.
Good screen doors, cotnptote, SI.00.
Adams' Itacket Stop?. tl
Sharp Engagement OffMa-|
tanzas Yesterday Morning,
SPANIARDS PUT TO ROUTl
Torpedo Boat Dupont und Cruiser Burnet |
Fire on a Troop of Caralary and
Then Bombard the
KEY WEST, FLA.. May 7.?The tor?
pedo boat Dupont came In tonight and |
reported a sharp engagement oft Ma?
tanzas last night and this morning.
The Dupont and the auxiliary cruis?
er Hornet were cruising near the shore I
last night and when about six hundred |
yards from land were fired upon by
a body of cavalry, about 200 strong. I
which was spread along the shore on
the lookout for filibusters. According
to the Dupont's story both United |
States vessels returned the fire, scat?
tering the Spanish troops and then I
bombarded the Matanzas fortifica?
tions. These were in the nature of |
sand block houses, nine in number,
i The bombardment lasted from 4 to 5:30
j'elock. The Dupont men say that
their shells toppled over the barricades
in course of erection and are sure that
many of the Spanish soldiers were
killed, as they afterward saw wagons
taking away dead or wounded. The
survivors tied to the hills. This morn?
ing the Matanzas fortifications opened
fire, sending four eight-inch shells at
the Dupont and Hornet. They were
line shots, but the boats had got out of
range. The Dupont and Hornet then
resumed the bombardment and contin?
ued it until half-past eight o'clock. I
The Dupont me; think they have ef- j
fectually silenced what the big fleet
left of the fortifications and that in the
two engagements the two boats fired
about 200 shots. j
The cruiser Montgomery, Captain
Converse, is the first ship of the Amer
,-an squadron to acquire the distinc
ion of capturing two prizes in one
day which she did yesterday. The
?aptives are the Frasquito and the
Lorenzo, both small boats of no great
value as compared with the big steam?
ers taken during the first days of the
The Montgomery was cruising about
50 miles off Havana when the Fras
quito, a two master, came howling
along toward the Cuban capital. When
the yellow flag of the enemy was
sighted the helm was swung in her di?
rection and a blank shot was put
.?ross her bows. The Spaniard wise?
ly hove to and the customary prize
crew was put on board. They found
that the Frasquito was bound from
Montevideo for Havana with a cargo
>f jerked beef. She is of about 140 tons
register and hails from Bercelona. The
prize crew took her to Havana waters
and the Annapolis assigned the cutter
Hamilton to bring her into Key West.
A few minutes afterward the Mont?
gomery encountered the Lorenzo, a j
Spanish bark, bound from Barcelona
to Havana with a cargo of dried beef,
ehe was taken just as easily and En
ugn Osborn brought her over here this
Commodore Remey today formally
hoisted his flag on the Maintonomoh
and the ships in the harbor gave him
a commodore's salute of 13 guns. Some
I apprehension was felt here throughout
the day when a brisk "norther" arose,
but late this evening, after a sharp but
short squall, the skies cleared and the
wind moderated so that shipping may
navigate the gulf tonight.
Ever since the blockade of the Cuban
ports was established the only real ap?
prehension that has been felt for the
safety of the fleet has been due to the
possibility of a storm which might
drive some of the smaller ships on the
j coast of Cuba. They are on a lee shore
Ith every harbor'on the coast -in the
possession of the enemy and more than
>ne naval officer has shaken his head
as he hinted at the possibility of an
i other Samoan disaster. The only place
off the north coast of Cuba where a
refuge might be fouud is in the lee of
Salt Key Shoal, about 50 miles north?
east of Cardenas.
The large ships could easily weather
any storm likely to rage at this sea?
son, The principal anxiety was for
the torpedo boats which were not built
stand heayy weather at sea. The
light draught gunboats, like the Wil?
mington and Helena, which draw nine
feet each, and the Oastine, Annapolis
and Vieksburg, which draw twelve
feet, are like cap bouys when their
hatches are battened down and their
machinery is heavy enough to keep
them off shore in anything short of a
UNLCE SAM MEANS BUSINESB,
United State? Will Retain the Philip?
pines. An Aggressive Policy.
WASHINGTON. May 7.?The Post
tomorrow will print the following:
"All day yesterday following the re?
ceipt of the official advices from Dew
ey important conferences were in
progress at the White House, the War
and Navy Departments. As the result
of these conferencet plans have been
perfected for the retention of the Phil?
ippines, the Immediate invasion of
Cuba and the occupation of Porto
Rico. Telegrams have been sent In all
directions, advising- military and naval
Commanders of the adoption of an ag
I grosKive policy and ip six weeks the
war ought to he at an end.
In the meatlme Spain's fleet on the
Atlantic will be sent to the bottom of
the ocean. It Is to be no silken glove
that the United States is to stretch out
over the Pacific. It will be a hand of
mall. Armed men are to be sent, with
guns and artillery, and the expedition
is to be no summer picnic. The mili?
tary governor of the islands will prob?
ably be General Henry C\ Merriam, a
brave fighter and a fine executive of?
ficer. There js to be no turning the is?
lands over to a provisional or experi?
mental gov?rnm?nt of the insurgents
as will be the cane in ?"ba. Stich a
step would endanger the live* of Span?
iards as well as Europeans and would
lose to the United States all the fruits
of Dewey's victory. The flag of the
United States is to float over the is?
lands in fact as well as name. There
is to be a new power In-the Pacific, all
the rest of me jvorld to the contrary
YJStrO BATTERIES OPlEN FIRE.
I They Blaze Away lit Uncle Sam's
XT., (By Telegraph.)
HAVANA. May T.?At half past olgbt
0 clock this .morning the American
cnusers which were pursuing the Span?
ish schooner Santiago, 'bound from Yu?
catan, with sauted fleh, approached the
\edo batteries whldh fired upon them
when about five miles off the shore.
>A local paper says that one of the
projectiles carried off the smoke stack
and one of the masts of the American
cruiser which was in the lead, and that
'another projectile fell upon the deck of
the other cruiser. The Americans re?
plied with twelve shots, hut the projec?
tiles fall two miles off the batteries,
and the orute^rs then retreated under a
full head of s-ieerri. ?n$ of the shot?
from the batteries fell near one of the
American Vessels, covering her decks
with water, and it is asserted "posi?
tively" that a hole was made in her
1 bull below the water dine.
The Litterali San Lazaro Vadado was
full of people watching the encounter
through opera, glasses and applauding
the firing of the Spaniards.
At 11:30 o'clock ithe'Sajjti^go entered
th<j Amerfciart shots carried off ?, boat
?from the schooner's ?fern. It is report?
ed that one of the cruisers was so bad?
ly damaged that she wall be towed to
Key West. She will probably leave to?
The war material brought by the
Spanish steamer Montet-ernat to Cien
fuegos arrived at Havana, having been
I brought by special train consisting of
I The French gunboat Fulton will sail
tomorrow for Jamaica, taking with her
suoh French citizens as desire to leave
I the island.
The lower house of the colonial par?
liament was definitely organized today.
The'Senate will be organized Monday.
I The captain of the French steamer
Lafayette, which arrived here at 7
o'clock, that when near Havana on
Thursday the was stopped by an Amer?
ican war vessel. An officer from the
w-airship hoarded the Lafayette und. af?
ter examining her manifest, allowed her
to go, being convinced that there was
no contraband of war on board. Five
miles further on she was again stopped
amd made a captive and taken to Key
West. After a conference between the
French ambassador at 'Washington an.!
the authorities there, the Lafayette was
released and accompanied by American
cruisers to a 'point off Havana. She
was liberated only after assurances
had been given the American govern?
ment that the landing here of her pus
jsengers and the discharge of her cargo
j would be prohibited. Well in formed
i parties declare that the owners of the
I steamer, the Generale Trans-Atlamti'iue
Ssteamship Company, will fV.e a claim
I for damages against the American gov?
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
ITEMS OF INTKItliST (JATUKKK1)
ABOUT TilK PIKItS.
Entrances and Clearances at the Custom
Bouse. List of Vessels Now In Port.
Hither -Marine Items.
WASHINGTON. '.May 7?Forecast for
Virginia?Threa ten ins wco Iber Sunday
morning; fair and warmer in the after?
noon; northwest to west winds.
ABKIVAI.S AN 11 IJKPAKTUKES.
Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
U. S. S. Minneapolis.- Hampton
Vessels Sailed Yesterday.
Steamship Olof Kyreo (Nor.). Faisen,
Barge Nyack, New York.
In Northeast Gale.
The British schooner, Brothers, Cap?
tain Gibson, of Baltimore, from Tar
pan bay, Bahamas, with n,50u dosien
pineapples, had a long passage. She
left on April 20th, anil in live days was
nearly off Cape Henry, where she look
the late northeast gale of unusual se?
verity on April 25.
The schooner was blown south and
east off Hatteras, and during the |
storm carried away foresail, jib and j
Hying jib, and burst mainsail. Over
two feet of water got into the hold, but
did not reach the fruit. After the sea
had subsided and the Brothers was
trying to work her way to lam! the
schooner Rob Hoy, from Philadelphia
to Savannah, was spoken. Her mas?
ter gave Captain Gibson the use of
some sail to bring him to port.
When in latitude 21 degrees and
longitude 73 degrees 20 minutes. Cap?
tain Gibson sighted a vessel willi one
mast standing. He was about work?
ing his way down to it when lie noticed
a three-masted schooner making for
the wreck, which went close enough to
see it was an abandoned vessel: The
stranger then hauled up on her course.
To Serve Uncle Sam.
The fine sea-going tug E. V. Mc
Cauley, Captain Williams, commander,
has been chartered by the government
as a transport and ordered to Haiti
more at once to enter the I nited
J States service there.
Account in a North Carolina Paper of a
Tragedy In Newport New*.
The fertile imagination of a news?
paper man connected with a North
Carolina paper Is responsible for the
following blood-curdling account of a
fatal tragedy which is said to have oc?
curred here last Friday.
The author of the story could doubt?
less lind a paying position with a
Spanish daily as war correspondent
Here is the "fake:"
A ,-tory came to me yesterday from a
responsible railroad officio*.
The husband 'had sold a g >,-.d bit of
land for several hundred doii'irs and his
good wife was glad, and i-he w, nt about
her house-duties singing aw-, heartily
than ever: for they needed the m .'it y?
they were a'hard working hu.-h md und
wife. And the good man wen; put
his money in a bank in a. towi twenty
miles away, and left the good woman
getting things in order, brightening the
fire and warming the board against his
?home-coming in the evening.
And the home was quite in order, and
the crackle of the fire was a cozy ob
liga'to to the baritone of the breaker-:
of the sea.
She was waiting.
She did not wait for long?while (ho
wintry- red. as of battle, of the late
afternoon sky circled the white-plumed
When she opened the door there stood
They were masked.
She wae frightened into speechless
"We come bo get the money for the
land." they said.
"There is no\ a cent in the house"
she was finally able in a broken way to
tt^U them. "My man has gone to the
batVk in the city with the money, and 1
have set the ihouswe in order against his
coming. You may see that 1 speak the
truth," and she opened the door which
'looked in. upon a savory hearth-lit board
"We 'will sup with you then," they
'And they supped while ehe tended
"Give us sugar with our coffee," one
of them said roughly.
And they took of the sugar which
she brought. But all that sweetens is
not sugar. The provident helpmeet had
?put into the sugar some rough on rats
which was to her han.d.
And she wuited?'but this time not for
the husband?but she was waiting for
che rough on rat? to arrive.
The three men i-lckened and staggered
and fell upon the floor in a heap.
Then, the poor soul grew more fright?
ened at what she had done. She thought
they were dead, and she fled .from th.
house to the houses of her neighbors
for help. She said to one, "Tell your
husband to come. I have killed three
men and they are in my house," and.
continuing .he went into detail.
".My husband aind two sons have gone
Into the city," said the neighbor, "but
I will go to you in your distress, my
good sister," and the two women hur?
ried back to the 'little home.
The three men lay there motionWw.
?with their masks yet over their faces,
on their backs on the floor digesting t"
the 'leiath. their rough on rats.
With a spring toward them, the
neighbor-woman snatched from their
?faces the mas-ks of all of them. Their
eyes were closed, their faces upturned.
The two women looked at one another,
as if they were in a ghastly dream. It
was the)r cttaie to stagger now. They
oftwjrtii u:o ?i??uH? of tb* ohatat and were
about to fall,
At that moment the husband entered.
Upon the door lay the husband and
two sons of the other woman.
This happened in Newport News on
?Friday, whence the husband had gone
to put his money into a bank at Nor?
LAST LIE RATION.
The ma-id who binds her warrior's
With smile that weil her pain dis
fhe while beneath her drooping lash
' ne ei irry . tr-drop bangs and trem
Though Heaven alone record:? the tear.
And fame sh'a'll never know her story |
Her heart has shed a drop as dear
As e'er bedewed the Held of'glory !
The wife who girds her husband's
'.M'id little one's who weep or wonder.
And bravely speaks the cheering word.!
What though her lnuri be rent asun?
Doomed nightly in her dreams to hear
The bolls of death around him rattle.
Hath sited us sacred blood as e'er
Wa- poured tip .n the llelildii of bat?
Tb-- mother who conceals her grief
While to her breast her son she press
Then breathei- a few brave words and j
'Kissing the patriot brow she blesses.
With no one but her secret tied
To know the pain that weighs upon j
Sin,Is holy bl.1 as e'er '.he sod
Received on Freedom'^ fluid of honor!
ON THIS DIAMOND.
Yesterday's National and Atlantic
A: Boston?'Boston, 13: New York
At Cleveland?Cleveland, fl; Louie
Vi lie.. 7.
Second Conic?Cleveland, U; *i>ouIs- !
?At' iieiv York?Brooklyn. S; Wash?
At Norfolk?Norfolk-Allentown game
Ai Newark?Newark-Patierson game
A i ilt'ie.imi'ond ?Richmond-Reading
" Ai' t'l-trti'or.1?Hart!', rd. S: leinenster.
Mtf'LE AT MATANZAS.
Alas, poor burro, written down.
Sole victim of the fray:
You lacked the Don's experience so
y..u couldn't run away.
? Wellington Star.
Crab nets, lines, books and fishing
supplies. Adams' Racket Store. tf
WAR AND TIM-: NEWSPAPERS.
(New York Fourth Estate.)
It Is generally believed by the public
that war is a good thing for the news?
paper business. The assumption is that
the largely increased circulation of the
papers is" extremely remunerative to
the publishers. The contrary, how?
ever, is the fact.
The expense incurred by any one of
news Car exceeds the aniuunl of money
received from increased circulation.
There is very little profit in circulation
per. The papers are sold to the news
boys at from 40 t" r.O cents a hundred,
which barel} covers the cosi of the
white paper upon which the journals
it is mainly upon the advertising
that the publishers must rely for their
profit. In these times of war. how
eyar, the volum? of ft^vsrtlalnft" i* t>fM*
t meted to a marked degree. Many Ho?
eral advertisers have either stoppod
advertising altogether or' have cut
down their expenditures 50 or CO per
cent. General advertising remains,
perhaps nearly the same. It is often
argued that a largely Increased circu?
lation in times like the present at?
tracts advertisers and increases rates. u
This, however, is not true. It un?
doubtedly is true in ordinary times,
but these are not ordinary times.
If the war should continue until the
end of the present year there will not
be many newspapers in the city that
will be able to show as large a profit
on the business as last year.
A man coward gets only abuse, but
a woman coward gets cuddled and en?
When some men go to war their
wives know it will kill them to take
brown sugar in their coffee.
Children look upon their father as a
man who never puts gravy where they
want it on their plates.
Cynics think they can reflect human
nature correctly in the cheap, twisted
mirrors of their embittered souls.
Women who go to church to show
their fliiery always have a scornful
attempt for women who don't go at all.
Grammar is all right, but much of
the world's most original thought em?
anates from people who say "I done
When a man is sick the average wo?
man likes to have him sick enough not
to keep her running down town after
A man's follies are his educational
opportunities, but he sometimes errs
In loving his teacher better than his
Reminiscence Is the soul's search?
light: by it we discern that some of
youth's vices were virtues and some of
its virtues were vices.
Simply more and better for your
money than ever before at Woodward
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
General Rai Estate,
Fire. L?e and Accident insurance Poems.
We represent leading Insurance Com?
panies of the world and write
FI KB, LIFE AND ACCIDENT IN?
SURANCE AT REASONABLE
IMPROVED AND UNIMPROVED
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
in the best business and residential
sections of Newport News.
Houses Sold on Small Cash
and monthly sums thereafter, emount
ing to about what Is pa.i lor rent
Loe.&I investment securtdes of &&
kinds dealt in and bought and sold.
Loans negotiated on collattenals and
city real estate. Information cheer?
fully furnish-d to parties desiring u
Invest or rent. Correspondence solid*
Owners of real estate and city secU'
rities are invited to list their property
with us for sale.
Notary Public la our offle*.
DR. E. 3. APPLEWHITE,
Ofllee, Haxwood Building, Washington
avenue, near Twenty-seventh street,
ly-7-ly Newport Ne-ws. Vs.
NO Every man loves home
@ LI? in ones times.
Tlio man who <li<l the most talking about war has not
The ms'.n who does the most bragging about his goods
has either got a poor finality or a poor variety of them.
We don't have to blow to sull ou?* goods : once inside
the establishment, the finely finished and nicely selected
stock speaks vary loudly and correctly both for quality
The prices are but a mere shadow of the prices asked
at other stores.
Tell your neighbors' children to tell their mothers we
have mattings for 12| cents per yard. Baby carriages so
cheap that if we told you the price you would swear they
were not real Hey wood's, Iron boils all sizes at ^3.5Q.
Everything else in proportion.
Stay at home one Sunday from Old Point or Buckroe
Beach and come in and buy a bed room suit with the
money you didn't spend.
If people don't buy our gootjs after seeing them, it is
evident they don't want an}'.
My big Double Stores are crowded with bargains.
Will 3011 have some of them'? Credit is yours for the
asking. See us and leave your orders; they will have
And now asking a continuance of your patronage and
thanking you for past favors, I beg to remain,
Yours very truly,
/V\. .H LASH,
2803 & 2805 WASH8NGTON AVE,