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V()Tm, NO. 110. NEWPORT NEWS, VA., MONDAY," MAY gT~1898. PRICE 1^^^%^^
III ill II
Tell Woeful Tales of Treat?
STORIES OF litlllul
Ladies Prevent Their Evic
ton from Chamberlin.
FARE WORSE IN NORFOLK
KeHtuni-Hiit Dnt..i. Mi.ik.ll.itl hi Tlieir l'ati s
FIr.-it Night on Shipboard. New Orleans
Arrives at Old I'nint. St. l'nul
ut Uelnwure Itrenkwuter.
M Uli till Eton liltlrs lle
eciv? Order*, lot?
Since their arrival in this city, the
members of the Michigan Naval Re?
serves, detailed Tor service on the Uni?
ted States auxiliary cruiser Yosemlte,
have created a. decidedly uivoruble Im?
pression by their gentlemanly bearing.
That they represent smite of the besl
blood of the state from which they
come cannot be doubted. In their de?
meanor they show themselves tn be
gentlemen, and ever sine- they came
to Newport News they have been
treated as stich.
It is a fact, however. that the young
men have not received the mosl eour
teous treatment rit other places which,
they have visite.i In the Old Dominion,
notably at Norfolk and Old Point.
There was a report going the rounds
fhat some of the reserves went to iho
Chamberlin Hotel at Oltl Point and or
dered a sumptuous repast. Sou:'-- ol
the guests, more gifted with mone>
than common decency, went to Ib-j
manager and strenuously objected to
being subjected to the Indignity of l>c
ing forced to sit at dinner in the samt"
room with "common snllors." In th.
protest the guests of the hotel ute
made the complaint were upheld bj
the other guests and the wealthy s.,n :
of Michigan were about t,> i?> ejected
from the hotel because they wore the
uniform of TTncle Sam's navy.
The men would undoubtedly hav>
been compelled tn leave tb.e house were
it not for the fact H.o*. .?... ?f? me men
wns a cousin of the commander of the
Yosemlte, Commander Kmory. and an
other was tlhe guest of the family ..f
"Fighting Rob'.' 15vans at Old Point:
The ladies became very Indignant a;
the treatment, of the Michigan I nv?
alid under their protests Jhe y u 'h.
men were given a more cordial recep
tion. Since then they have been well
used at the Chamberlin.
But Old Toint is not the only p'.i-.
In wthich the boys have been r-.-coi-.
with chilly disdain. There are other:-;,
among them the city or Norfolk. Th
sailors say that they wero no! so; v
with an overabundance of food on the
trainingship Franklin, and ns a con
sequence they determined try t.. se?
cure a square meal in Norfolk. With
tills end in view they sauntered lortii
only to have the doors of several re.-,
taurants sin mined In their faces ..111.
the remark that sailors were hoi :nl
mitted. They filially succeeded In ..n
tainlng accommodations at the At?
lantic Hotel, where they were received
?with the respect which t'iieir position
Last night a number of the boys
?were out In town, some ..r them having
donned their yellow son'westers ;mi;
presenting a very businesslike appear?
To a reprer.? native of the Daily
Press one of the reserves said lusi
night that he very much doubted
whether the Yosemlte would be ready
to put to sea before" the In tier pan ol'
the week. When asked the cause of
the delay be said that It uns due to
the finishing of little odd bits .>f work,
the completion of which consume* n
great deal of time. It was thought thai
Che delay was caused by the failure or
ammunition to arrive for the vessel,
but the reserve stated thnt they could
get all the ammunition they wanted It.
time to sail tomorrow.
The first night aboard ship was pass?
ed by the reserves) in comparative
comfort,'but the marines, whose leim
K mocks had not arrived, were forced to
sleep on the hard decks of the new
NEW ORLEANS ARRIVES.
With the shining white hull and yei
low funnels, the new United States
cruiser New Orleans dropped anchor
off Old Point last evening about 7
This is the vessel that wns purchased
from the Brazilian government in Eng?
land soon after the Maine disaster,
upon her arrival in this country some
time ago she was put in fighting trim
at New York, having her guns, which
she carried, mounted. When complet?
ed she was ordered to report at New?
port, R. I., where the neucules of Com?
modore Howell's patrol squadron was
It was decided, however, by the de?
partment, to send the Columbia to pa?
trol duty under Commodore Howell.
and to replace her the New Orleans
was attached to the Hying squadron
under Commodore Schley.
It is stated that the lighthouse au?
thorities were in a quandary as to how
to report the warship. In fact, they d d
not know the New Orleans, and report?
ed that a "big white ship with yel?
low funnels" had passed in. It is ex?
pected that The New Orleans will come
here for coal, and while her bunkers
are being replenished she will receive
her coat of war paint.
The new cruiser left Newport, R. T.,
on last Thursday morning' at the same
time the Minneapolis left. She was
late in arriving and it is supposed that
she met with heavy weather on the
trip. During her passage from New?
port to Old Point the New Orleans
passed the steamer Lewes, which ar?
rived in New York yesterday.
The cruiser is in command of Captain
READY FOR EXAMINATION.
Orders have been received by the
Huntington Rides. Company C, Fourth
Regiment of Virginia volunteers, to
assemble at their armory at the Casino
this morning at S o'clock preparatory to
being examined for service In the vol
ynteer army of the United States.
AH the men will be on hand at the
appointed hour, and as the roll numb..Ts
soio'- line speetinetits of physical iiiun
li.I it is not likely that theiu will be
any trouble in the men passing, the
rigid physical examination to which
they will bo put.
This order w ill probably be followed
in a day or two by out: ordering the
men into camp at Camp Lee, Kieh
expected this week.
The two batteries of artillery arc ex?
pected to arrive in this city from
Camp Hastings, Pa., during the early
part of this week.
Brigadier General Frank. under
whose command the batteries will be.
has as yet received no otliciai notifica?
tion as to when tin? two companies
wiil report to him. but lie thinks it
will be soon.
What makes it appear probable that
they will arrive In the very near fu?
ture is the fact that, there Is consider?
able mall already here for tile mem?
bers o lib" batteries, shewing that
they expected to leave Camp Hastings
on very short notice.
AT del A wae breakwater.
The new auxiliary cruiser St. Paul,
Which is expected to arrive in this
port at any time to lake on coal, was
reported on Saturday night to be anch?
or'.! at the Delaware breakwater. As
it is only an eight hour run for the
swift cruiser from that place to New?
port News, she may arrive at any
The si. Paul is the only vessel of the
American Line that has been armored,
and she will join Sampson's fighting
squadron, running alongside the flag?
ship New Vork. Captain Sigsbee will
probably avail himself of the opportu?
nity offered him to avenge the loss of
The Vale. Harvard and St. Louis,
the three other vessels of the Ameri
? an Line that have boon brought into
the service or the United States, are
now on the Atlantic doing scout duty.
They sailed a day apart and will re?
port to Sampson as soon as a ship of
the enemy is sighted. Their great
s|' makes these ships especially
valuable as scouts.
MINNEAPOLIS CIIA i'l.A IN.
Itev. Mr. Morrison Preaches at St. Paul'?
Just before the morning service yes?
terday. l:, v. Mr. Morrison, chaplain of
the cruiser Minneapolis, now coaling
in this harbor, called upon Rev. J. F.
Kibble, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal
.Mr. Ribble pressed Mr. Morrison into
service, and insisted upon his occupy?
ing St. Paul's pulpit in the morning.
.Mr. Morrison, who possesses a rich,
deep voice^/tnd a delivery of exquisite
grace, toow as thoUfeme of his sermon
- Ii; ir fs *j/r throughout his en?
tire discouVs?>feld the closest attention
of the c-onarogation.
Mr. .Morrison said that greatness
could be achieved alone by the exercise
of absolute useliishiiess. The great
heroes, whose names will live in mem?
ory of a great nation. attaied their
greatness by forgetting self and aban?
doning selfish interests to the flag
whicji they protected. The true soldier
(? ututftfittK. Iwj-iit i?r. - l-?.....? ?.hat
uealh is but the beginnig of immor?
tality. He tbniks only of his flag. So
it behooves Christians to forget all
else and alone live for the cross, upon
which our Lord attained his eternal
in herb a nee by death.
Against a War of Conquest.
i n Iiis prayer ai the beginning of the
service m the Washington Aveiuio
Methodist church yesterday morning.
Rev. Bernard F. Lipscomb prayed thai,
the country might be saved from "a
war of con,inest or revenge" and thai
the dealing of this country with other
aiitions might bo characterized by the
honesty and justice which marks Hie
dealings of individuals.
!""!? the past two or three days a
large feathered army has been i pos?
session of the Casino grounds. Thous?
ands of beautiful orioles have gone
in!" camp. I heir beautiful yellow plum?
age present ig a lovely appearance.
'i hey seem to make their home in the
tali giass and seldom seek the protec
' The sioiiiiy weather apparently has
no offc t upon their spirits, as they can
be seen sporting about, while the men
and woae ?: are glad to be safely housed
and protected from the beating down?
pour of rain. The sight of these birds
ai.- enough to make rejoice the hearts
of tun lovers of nature's beauties.
A SUNDAY TRAGEDY.
ATLANTA. GA., May S.?A special
to the Constitution from Chattanooga,
"At Alvy, Tenn., a mining town on
the Cincinnati Southern Railway this
morning a. bloody shooting affray oc?
curred In which two men we*' killed.
A large crowd had assembled to wit?
ness a baptism, when Jerry West and
Reuben Phillips engaged in an alter?
cation. West invited Phillips to go
with him out of the crowd and fight it
out. but Phillips refused. West pulled
his pistol and began shooting at Phil?
lips, who returned the fire. Several
shots were fired and both men fell
mortally wounded, expiring aljr.ost im?
mediately. Three men and two wo?
men were wounded, one of the men
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Garnes in the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
CHICAGO. 2: ST. LOUIS. S.
CHICAGO. May S.?Taylor pitched a
great game today and was perfectly
backed up. Attendance, 10.000. Score:
R H E
('hii ."go.0 0000200 0?2 G 4
St. Louis.0 2 0 10 0 2 0 3?S 9 0
j Batteries?Friend and Donahue, Tay
I lor and Clements. Umpire?Wood.
CINCINNATI, 7: LOUISVILLE, 1.
CINCINNATI. May S.?The Colonels
could not touch Hawley today. Ehret,
the Louisville pitcher, was presented i
with a geld watch by the members of |
tne Cincinnati team, and a gold chain
and diamond locket by1 the Beefsteak
Club, of which he is a member. At
nuance, 10,000. Score:
R H E
Cincinnati ....0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 x?7 12 3
Louisville.(10 0 0 0 O'O 1 0?1 0 2
Butteries?Hawley and Peitz. Ehret
and Wilson. Umpires? Cushman and
PATTERSON, May 8?Patterson and
T-Tnrlford game postponed on account of
NEWARK. N. J., May 8.?Newark
and Lancaster game postponed on ac?
count of rain. _
Good screen doors, complete, $1.00.
Adams' Racket St?r?. tf
Crab nets, lines, hooks and fishing
supplies. Adams' Racket Store. tf
infuriated mod Hurls Tiles and Ghimnfius iron. House?
tops Upon Troops Below.
many RIOTERS ENGflGfr THE SOLDIERS.
Three Hundred Reported Dead and a Tiiousand Wounded, flnarcnu Reians Suprem
Teleorapli Offices Glosed and Mails Stopped. Reserves Ordered
Out* Rioters Drive Back Train Supposed to
Be Carrying Military
LUGANO, SWITZ.. May 8.?It ha^
been a terrible day at-Milan. About 1
o'clock tills afternoon a veritable bat?
tle occurred in the Via Somtraire.
Thousands of tiles and chimneys wore
hurled from the roofs upon the troops
who were compelled to retire.
A similar fight took place In the Via
Torino, and it is believed that no iew
er than 300 were killed and 1,000 injur?
A Swiss morchant Who has arrived
from Milan describes the events of
Ac-curding to his account the leaders
of the agitation evidently had -well
Columns of rioters emerged from all
the gates of the town and converged
on a centre where they rapidly con?
structed barricades. When they were
dislodged by the troops they mounted
to the roofs and rained tiles and chim?
neys down upon the soldiers.
The gates of the town were held by
troops in the evening and tonight the
workmen employed on the outside
were unable to return to their homes
and in this way the rioters were de?
prived of additional help from with?
out. Tonight uha city Is in complete
darkness and very silent. The artil?
lery and cavalry are bivouacked on
one of the Plazas.
Late news from Milan says that the
Secolo has been seized and its editor
arrested. The postal telegraph offices
have been closed and all dispatches of
mails closed. The public buildings are
guarded and artillery has been placed
in position on the Piaza Del Toumu.
Many fugitives from Milan have cross?
ed the frontier into the ?Canton of
Ticino and Fontana, among t'aem be?
ing the editor of the' Itala Del Popolo.
the Incriminated Republican paper,
who eluded the police. Eight thou?
sand troops are Quartered in the city.
ROME. May 8?11 P. M.?Another
portion of the 1,873 reserves and a por?
tion of the reserves of 1,874 have been
ordered to be under arms by Tuesday.
At this hour the city is quiet.
The government's dispatch, received
up to 6 o'clock, say that tranquillty
prevails throughout the kingdom. At
Milan the rioters at the Porta Tlcinez
have been completely suppressed; re?
inforcements continue to reach the city
and all the factories have been order?
ed to reopen tomorrow.
Private dispatches from Milan, how?
ever, tell of the erection of fresh bar?
ricades by tihe mobs on the Via Ber
tani at the Porta Tlcinez and the Por?
ta Garibaldi. According to these ac?
counts the troops are compelled to use
arms to disperse the rioters and a lieu
tenant and several soldiers were
wounded. Generally speaking: the agi?
tation continues, but it is leas intense.
The authorities have ordered all Soci?
alists and Republican clubs to dissolve.
There is rumor current that the rioters
have driven back a train, under the
impression that it was conveying sol?
Lieutenant General Eaya Beeearls.
commanding the Third army corps
(Milan) telegraphed the Marquis Di
Rudlni, the premier, this evening:
"The revolt, in Milan has - been snp
ed. ' J
MILAN, May S.?A proclamation has
been issued calling upon the people to j
remain tranquil and reinforcements of
troops continue to arrive here. They
will guard the outskirts of the city.
The Queen and Queen Regent of Hol?
land, who were expected here, have
been advised by the government not to
proceed to Milan.
"Court martial will be constituted at
Milan tomorrow (Monday) to judge
the rioters arrested. 1 learn that the
rioters of yesterday thrice unsuccess?
fully attacked the general telegraph
office at Milan with a view of cutting
oft" the city when all other expedients
failed. General Bava Baecaris used
j cannon and it is said about' 100 were
killed on Saturday. The government
has established the severest censor?
ship in stopping all dispatches that it
considers dangerous matter. I learn,
however, that the rioters at Milan suc?
ceeded today (Sunday) in occupying
the central station and prevented the
departure of trains.
"One seemed to have returned to the
famous five days of 1S4S with the rattle
of cavalry. Incessant crackling of
rifles, the discordant cries and words
of command and the bugle signals.
Full particulars are not known as they
are not allowed to pass, but surpris?
ing was the quickness with which the
barricades were formed in poular
quarters.e specially on the bridges
over the canal. Carts, carriages and
street cars were overturned and piled
up w*Lh furniture from the adjacent
builings to the noisy joy of the crowd.
"Distressing scenes occurred all over
j the city?wives searching for husbands
and mothers for sons, with explosions
of grief after vain search or when find?
ing them wounded or dead. In the cen?
ter of the town a continuous battle
went on for two hours. In the popular
quarters the mob resisted until night
"It is said that no such scenes have
taken place before in Italy. The riots
even surpass the terrible riots In 'Tu
- rln. Before night the troops had des
troyed al lthe barricades and were
ramping- in the streets and squares.
No part of the city was without its
complement of troops, while from the
surrounding provinces reinforcements
were sent in immense numbers. Most
of the English and American have left
LONP?N. May 9.?The Rome corres?
pondent of the Daily Mail says General
Becearis wired from Manila at fi
o'clock this evening (Sunday) :
"After new and serious attempts the
rebellion has been quelled, bv fussi
tacios and cannonades and perfect calm
has been restored. I 'have ordered Ihe
shops and manufactories to be opened
Eater he telegraphed: "Fresh at?
tempts at rebellion have been made
and the cannon are sTill roaring, but
it soon will be over.' "
NEWS FROM MADRID.
There Will Be a Change in the Cabinet
MADRID. May S.?-1:30 P. M.?Fol?
lowing outbreak, caused by the scarc?
ity and high price of bread at Baden?
jos, the seaport of Valcenia, martial
law has been proclaimed.
A P. M.?The. upshot of the cabinet
council held today is understood to bn
that there will be no change in lb*,
ministry for the present and the cabi?
net has resolved to "energetically push
the campaign, especially in the Phil?
Premier Sagasta is now conferrinis
with the Queen Regent, who summon?
ed him to her presence.
In the Cortes all the measures
pending solution will, it is said, bf
rapidly voted, thus leaving the govern?
ment a full hand to cope with national
problems. Otwin Boyer, the English?
man who was arrested at Cadiz on
Friday evening under the suspicion
that he was a spy because he attempt?
ed to telegraph the details of the
movements of Spanish warships, has
been given up to the British consul
there. The man is reported to be in?
sane and will be sent to Gibraltar.
10 P. M.?According to the newspa?
pers, a cabinet crisis, provoked by Ad-(
miral Bermajo. minister of marine. Is
imminent, involving the whole cabinet.
If it is decided to change the ministry
It is believed that Senor Sagasta wlh
offer a portfolio to Senor Gamazo.
8 P. M.?An official dispatch from
Havana says wreckage belonging to
the Cincinnati has washed ashore and
it is believed some accident may hav?-.
happened to her. General Blaneo's
dispatch added that it is believed the
Cincinnati has foundered.
11 A. M.?It is claimed that a mes?
sage has been received here from Ma?
nila announcing that the Spanish
troops have retired from Manila, tak?
ing with them all their arms, ammuni?
tion and stores.
LONDON, May 9.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Daily Mall says:
"It is believed that cabinet matter*
may continue as they are for nnother
week, but a crisis is inevitable. Se?
nor Sagasta and the president of ?ht
Senate visited the Queen Regent to?
night. (Sunday) and the latter subse?
quently visited Senor Gamaza, who is
regarded as the coming man.
GIBRALTAR. May 8.?All day long
the steel yacht Gernlda has been cruis?
ing in the Straits of Gibraltar with a
large torpedo boat. |\ Spanish cruiser
is stationed at Algerierin.
LONDON. May !).?A special dispatch
from Madrid says that 150 persons have
been arrested at Talavera.
I At La Union, all of the prisoners have
been liberated and tranquility has been
restored there, but only after serious
'street fighting in which three miners
i were killed. The municipal building at
Sorin have have been destroyed.
LONDON. May 9.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Daily Mail says Al?
muden province has been the scene of
LONDON, May 9.?The .Berlin cor?
respondent of the Standard says:
"I henr from an excellent Spanish
source that the Queen Regent ex?
pressed a firm resolution a few days
ago. neither to leave Spain nor to ab?
dicate, but on the contrary to continue
the regency with all energy and self
sacrifice until her son becomes of age.
My informant also desires the report
that Her Majesty recently begged Em?
peror Joseph to intervene."
CHASED BY A SPANIARD.
Enemy's Warship Hot After the Mont?
(Copyright, 1S9S. by Associated Press.)
PORT At! PRINCE, HAYTI, May 8
_The United States cruiser Mor'S^om
ery. Commander G. A. Converse, U
supposed to have been engaged with a
much larger Spanish cruiser last night,
northwest of Cape Haytien, a seaport
town of Ilayti, on its north coast, 90
miles north of Port Alt Prince.
The French steamer Olinde Roddrig
ues, from Havre on April lfi, for Hay?
tien ports, left Port Haytien where a
Spanish ship was watching, mitaking
her for an American warship. When
the Olinde Roddrlgues left Cape Hay?
tien the Spanish warship allowed her
to proceed on receizlng the French
Sag. The cruiser Montgomery left
Cape Haytien soon afterward and the
Spaniards, who wree supposed to have
been watching her, are said to have
pursued the American cruiser, both of
them putting on full steam. The Span?
iard, according to the story told by the
'.'lew of the French steamer, gained in
the pursuit, which was witnessed from
?.he bridge of the Olinde Rlddrigues by
the officers of that vessel. The two
warships, they say, went in Che same
direction with the Spaniard behind.
The latter appeared to be a formidable
vessel and much larger and faster
than the Montgomery, By night fall,
it is added, four discharges of cannon
were heard, which were believed to be
the result of the Spaniard firing on
the American warship. Darkness, it is
further said, prevented any further
observations being made, although the
moon was bright and the battle could
hare been continued^ e??*?ii}}}Xi<?'\\-\n$
blowing from the land. Strange to say.
It appears that all the passengers of
the Olinde Roddrlgues were below at
supper while this exciting incident was
occurring, but the officers of the
[Steamer, which arrived here today,
j say they are confident that the Mont?
gomery was over-matched and her
only means of escaping was to run
Into shore during the darkness.
BACK FROM SPAIN.
General Stewart L. Woodford Arrives
In New York.
NEW YORK. May 8.?General Stew?
art L. Woodford. United States minis?
ter to Spain, arrived on La Touroine
this morning and left for Washington
La Touraine also had on board a
number of the attaches of the United
States legation at Madrid, Including
George Stanford Sickles, assistant sec?
retary of the legation. Captain T. H.
Bliss. Colonel Kellogg, military at?
tache, and Captain Dyer, naval at?
A reception committee from the Un?
ion League Club and United States
Grant Post, 472, G.. A. R.. met General
Woodford at Quarantine and accom?
panied him to the city.
General Woodford declined to be
interviewed by reporters, stating that
he was still in the diplomatic service of
the government and could say absolute
ly nothing for publication.
, Mr. Sickles when informed that eabl&
dispatches. which stated that the train
on which the members of the legation
had come from Madrid to Paris had
I been attacked by a mob. and that
stones bad been thrown at the party,
"Well, some things were thrown at
the train, but the demonstration was
not of a serious character. A number
rr students, not a large number, had
gathered at Valladolid and cried 'Long
live Spain." and a few other patriotic
cries. They were directed against us
particularly I assure you. but were the
result of patriotic feeling on their part.
A few windows in one of the cars next
to that occupied by the party were
broken, but none of us were Injured;
no one at all was hurt. While at Mad?
rid we were treated with the utmost
J. S. Highlands, another American on
the steamer said he had gone abroad
io visit his son at Madrid. He had in?
tended staying for about six months,
but the anti-American demonstrations
had been so great that he was forced
to leave the place within three weeks
after his arrival, and his son was
Torced to flee to Lisbon.
Mr. Highlands said that the signs on
the oflice of the American houses had
been smashed and torn down.
W. G. Cannon, of Denver, Col., who
had been traveling abroad, said that
In Paris the feeling is most bitterly
nnti-American. Every person who is
thought to be an American is elbowed
off the sidewalks, jostled by the crowds
and everything possible to show the
antipathy of the French petty annoy?
ances are practiced, for istance, the
street cars will not stop to take on
American passengers. rates of ex?
change in money in most cases are ex
horbitant and small purchases are not
encouraged by many of the shop keep?
ers except at figures at three or four
limes the actual value.
Bishop John L. Spatilding, of Peoria.
111., stated that the feeling of the
French toward the Americans was in?
tensely hostile. He said that he un?
derstood that one of the reasons for
this was that the greater part of the
Spanish debt was held by the French
people, and most of all the stock in the
railroads of Spain were held by Ff?"??
men. . _. a* <i..akasdaaAj0fiHl
Sattle Expected Off Porto
Sampson's Fleet of Iron
Clads Also Sighted.
AFTER THE MONTGOMERY
The Vixraya Supposed to Have Chased
the American Cruller and Kngsged
II er In a Fight, as Cannonading
Wan Heard. Probably
the Spaniard Waa
the Victim of
PORT ATJ PRINCE. HAYTI.May 8.-?
The arrival Is rumored late this even?
ing of seventeen Spanish vessels, war?
ships and others at Porto Rico, and a
battle is expected on Tuesday.
It is also reported from Cape Haytlen
that Rear Admiral Sampson's squadron
has been Blghted to the north.
The vessel which pursued the Mont?
gomery is supposed to have been tha
Spanish warship Vizcaya, and it la
suggested that possibly the Montgom?
ery enticed the Spaniard within strik?
ing distance of Admiral Sampson.
The crew of the ship Bolivia (Ger?
man), Captain Bruhn, which arrived
ffll^rfM^fif^blJurt 6rclock this af-~
Advices from Cape Haytelan says
that yesterday off the Mole St. Nicho?
las, two Spanish warships captured a
schooner bound for Cape Haytien.
CAPE HAYTIEN, HAYTI, May 8.?
The Associated Press dispatch boat
Dauntless has arrived here. According
to advices from Martlnque, the Span?
ish fleet has not been sighted off the
island. The governor of San Juan de
Porto Rico, recently received orders
from Madrid to provide rations for
forty thousand troops. He asked the
time of their arrival and got the re
ply: "Movements of the Spanish fleet
are kept strictly secret. Your question
cannot be answered. Be prepared."
It is reported that five Spanish war?
ships were seen off St. Thomas on
Thursday, but they were probably
gunboats from San Juan de Porto Rico
DID THEY MEET.
Reports of Heavy Cannonad?
ing Near San Domingo.
NEW YORK, May 8.?The World
has received the 'following cablegram
rom George Bronson flea, dated Puer?
to Plata, San Domingo, May 8:
"Dominican officials report heavy
cannonading off the north of Monto
Crist!, about 50 miles from here.
"It is believed here that Rear-Ad?
miral Sampson's squadron is erigaging
the Spanish Cape Verde fleet. The
fight began about 9 o'clock this morn?
ing and was terrifflc. The American
fleet was due to arrive in Porto Rican
waters yesterday evening. The Span?
ish fleet was expected" at about the
"Sampson came here with, orders to
find the fleet and reduce it.
"lie will, after 'destroying the Span
ish slhips, begin a strict blockade and
If necessary he will bombard and cap?
ture Porto Rico."
"A Great Deal" .
Of talk about the beautiful straw
hats this season at Woodward it
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