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VOL III, NO. 111.
ain Davis Takes Gom-i
mand of the Cruiser.
if RESERVES ill
"Jackies" from Maryland in
Charge of the Ship.
NINETY MEN IN LINE
Members of the lluutingioii Hilles Kx
e<l by a Surgeon ??,_ 0ll|j. Slx ^,
Rejected. St. I'aul Arrives al
Old 1'olllt. Anxiety tor the
Safety of the llulT.ilu.
The Dixie is now a man-of-war.
Three weeks ago El Rio. a fast coast?
wise steamer belonging- to the Morgan
Line, came to the shipyard here to be
converted into an auxiliary- cruiser
The work has been completed and the
ship, which was named Dixie, will join
Uncle Sam's fleet of patrol vessels is
soon as she takes on her supplies and
full complement of men.
The Dixie went into commission Yes?
terday in command of Captain Davis.
All day the government tug Lucerne
was busy transferring the" Mar viand
naval reserves from the training ship
Franklin at the Norfolk navy yard to
the new cruiser, and the remainder of
the crew will be brought over today.
The Marylanders wore anxious to get
aboard their ship and as soon as they
landed at the shipyard dock they made
a dash for the vessel, and a finer look?
ing lot of "jackies" were never seen in
Newport News. Since they have been
on the training ship the boys have got?
ten their sea legs, and they went
aboard the Dixie with the air of old
tars. After swinging their hammocks
the boys were put to work. Some
scrubbed the decks. while others
cleaned the guns and did other,chores,
and it was not long before the cruiser
was in shipshape. All of the guns
have been mounted on the Dixie and
the vessel is now taking on ammunition
BRASS BUTTONS GONE.
The .Navy Department has ordered
that the brass buttons _on the over?
coats of. the Maryland, sa?n-? i>a - ?,' ?;
?moved ana. ? the regulation bone but-|
tons with the letters U. S. N. on them
be put on in their places. The shield
of the state of Marylau/i on the'otli
cers' uniforms, " will also have to !>??
taken off and the rank in the navy
substituted. The word -Maryland" 01.
the bands of the sailors' caps will I?
replaced by "U. S. S. Dixie."
The crew of the Yosemite. from
Michigan, spent a quiet day ab ,1 d
their ship yesterday. They expect s.ii.j
ing orders tomorrow or Thursday, 'i -
day it is expected thai all the Mary
laniLroserves will be aboard the Dixi .
which will leave only the Illinois no n
aboard the training ship Franklin at
Norfolk. It is semi-ofllclally reported
that they and the New York reserves,
which are expected shortly, will c >n
stitute the Newark's crew. They are
well trained and disciplined.
The Dixie and Yosemite are lying
near each other and there is considera?
ble rivalry between the ships' crews.
The first named vessel is manned by
Marylanders and the other by the
?Michigan naval reserves.
ST. PAUL AT OLD POINT.
The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul. Cap
tai Sigsbee, arrived at Old Point at
6:30 o'clock last evening. After salut?
ing Commodore Schley's thig the big
cruiser dropped anchor near the ships
of the flying squadron for the night.
The St. Paul will come up to New?
port News this morning to take on a
supply of^?Bai. and she will probably
remain here'for several days. It is re?
ported that the cruiser will be attached
to the flying squadron for scout duty,
but-the rumor has not been officially
The cruiser Minneapolic, which ar?
rived here Friday evening to replenish
her coal bunkers, is still in port. Shi
will probably join the flying squadron ai
Old Point this morning.
Company C, better known as tit!
Huntington Rifles, may be ordered tt
Yesterday in compliance with an or?
der from the adjutant general the
- members of the company were sum?
moned to the armory to be examined
for service. The command "fall in"
was given at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Surgeon Vance, of Norfolk, acting un?
der the orders of the colonel of the
- regiment, conducted the physical exam?
ination of the privates and non-com?
missioned officers. There were ntnety
V-sslx men in ranks, and of this number
??!?'? but six were rejected on account of
physical disabilities. This was an ex?
cellent showing. Surgeon Vance said
he never examined a better looking
t body of men. Not an officer was rejec?
ted. Those who failed were privates
who enlisted recently. The commis?
sioned officers were examined by As?
sistant Surgeon Henry A. Dunn. U. S.
N? of the training ship Franklin, and
he pronounced them physically capable
: of service.
' At the conclusion of the examination
? the men were drilled for an hour by
? Captain Marye. Another drill was held
1 the afternoon and still another last
Orders summoning the company to
Richmond are expected today, and the
men are holding themselves in readi?
ness to move at a moment's notice.
Captain Marye left for Richmond yes?
terday afternoon, and he is expected to
return today. _
NEW DYNAMITE CRUISER.
? ' Considerable anxiety is felt here and
In naval circles for the safety of the
Buffalo, formerly the Niotheroy, which
T Is bound here under the escort of the
?' The Spanish fleet hais had ample time
to reach tfie radius of danger to (he
Oregon and her consort between Cape
St. Roque and Para. Dispatches were
sent to Captain Clark, of the Oregon,
at Rio de Janeiro telling him all about
the danger he was in from interception
by the enemy. Tt is said that Captain
Clark was told to use his own discre?
tion in regard to further movements,
but there can be no doubt that he was
also Instructed to name a place where
he might be Joined by other American
?hips,or else euch a place was fixed
by the Navy Department and the Ore?
gon's commander informed.
Press dispatches from Rio de Janeiro
say that the Oregon and Marietta left
there on Wednesday last. The dist?
ance from llio to St. Thomas Is 3.7t!0
miles. At the rate of 13 1-2 knots an
houtvthe rale maintained by the Ore?
gon and Marietta in the long run up the
east coast of South America to llio, it
will take them twelve days to get lo
St. Thomas. Accepting the press re?
ports of their departure from Rio as
Lr.ue, they cannot reach St. Thomas be
fdre tomorrow week. Admiral Samp?
son could meet them, provided he
maintains an equal rate of speed,
about a. hundord miles east of Burba
does and about a thousand miles from
the limits of the danger radius be?
tween Cape St. Roquc and Para. Thus
it will be seen that the strong squad?
ron under Admiral Sampson cannot
reach the Oregon and Marietta before
they leave the waters within which,
according to the belief of the strate?
gists, they will be tile most accessible
lo attack by the Cape Verde squadron.
All this is bused on the assumption
that the Spanish ships will cross tile
track of tile two Aiherican warships
(which may have with them the third
vessel, the cruiser Buffalo, formell;
tin- Brazilian dynamite craft Nlcthe
toy) between Cape St. Roque and
But there is the strongest probabili?
ty that Captain Clark will fool tin
four big armorclads of the enemy if
they are lying in his expected course.
Hints given by naval officers confirm
tin.- suspicion that somebody is going
to he mightly mistaken if the Oregon
is caught by the Spanish ships on the
irdinary route between Rio and the
West Indies, and even ir she is com
aelled to engage in battle with the
v'izcaya. Oquendo. Colon and Maria
reresa. let alone the three destroyers
-hat are supposed to be with them,
nany naval experts will be greatly
surprised if the crack shooting for
Vilich American seamen are famous
vill not throw the scale or battle in fa
,'or ol th,, Oregon, leaving the little
,Mur.'''" Marietta out of consldera
It is a curious circumstance that the
lynamite cruiser Nietheroy, purchased
>y the United States government, from
? i-azil and now on its way to Newport
sews in company -with the battleship
Jregon and gunboat Marietta, should
oturh to the service of this govern?
ment after having been sold to Brazil
n her time of serious need.
The vessel was the American steam
hip El Cid, built by the Newport News
^upbuilding and Dry Dock Company
-s a sister ship to the Dixie (El Rio)
jisemite (El Sud) and Yankee (El
??orte), and was sold to Brazil when
ho provisional war fleet was organized
. 1S9.I to quell the rebellion in the
ontn American republic.
Her late arrival, however, precluded
no testing of her dynamite gun in ac
ual service, but it is said to be even
lore formidable than the guns of the
This gun has a bore of fifteen inches
nd throws a projectile carrying 50. 100,
HI and aOO pounds of nitro-glycerine,
le ranges of fire varying according to
le weight. The officer commanding
us gun is able to swing it aroimH-n?..*
!rr.'lvic?i.r''iiit?e'liili\;ry.'" -/. J "
The dynamite guns._<?,a'the Vesuvius
re fired fey 'oic o'fticer in the conning
aver, because they are fixed in the
ull and must be controlled by the one
The Nietheroy is a steel vessel, and
er one screw propels her at the rate
f nineteen knots an hour. Her engines
rid boilers are protected by coal, and
er armament consists of one Zalinski
", in, h pneumatic gun. one 4.7-inch
nd two 3.9-inch rapid firing rifles and
itir Unwell torpedo tubes.
The efficiency of the pneumatic weap
n is beyond question. Her other guns
re all of the latest manufacture on
In- most approved pattern.
In battle the crew of the Nietheroy
,-ould embark on their errand with
nany chances against a safe return
lie carries an enormous supply of dy
amite and a hostile projectile correet
v aimed would explode this, leaving
lot a trace of vessel or men. She will
it lie!- hurl sudden and dreadful death
n leu- enemies or suffer annihilation,
Should a rapid movement be made
Lgainst tiny port the Nietheroy would
u-occod in trdvance of our (ieet, explori?
ng ull the mines and craft she could
each. Her three 15-inch guns will dis
ributc explosive shells 100 feet apart,
he fusts bein\- regulated so as to ex
dode onlv after the bottom of the
hannel has been touched.
Every hidden torpedo, mine or sub
ntirine battery within fifty feet of each
?xplosion will be destroyed, and at each
simultaneous discharge of the three
tuns there will be cleared a safe chan
>el 300 feet wide and 100 feet long, over
.vliich our wai-ships may swJely steam
This sub-marine plowing, by the way.
?osls $90,000 a mile.
The terrible guns can. moreover, drop
i 100-pound charge of gun-cotton into
i fort two and one-half miles away, or
i 500-pound charge the distance of one
'?LOVE OF DAVID CARRICK."
>1 r. .lames Young Presents The Play ton
?iniill hut Appreciative Audience.
Mr. .Tames Young, the talented tra?
gedian, supported by his company of
players, opened a three nights' engage?
ment at Johnson's Opera House last
night, presenting "Dove of David Gar
rick." to a small, but appreciative au?
Mr. Young's qualities as an actor are
well known to the theatre goers of
Newport News. He took the leading
role, and his impersonation of the
character of David Garrick won the
plaudits of the audience. Mr. Young
possesses a high order of intelligence,
artistic instinct and a liberal endow?
ment of those qualiities of mentality
which contribute to success in the
higher-walks of dramatic profession.
He is free from mannerism and his
work is marked by pronounced features
of individuality and bold originality
The support, while not pitched as high
as the title-role, was satisfactory, and
above the average of the road compa?
Tonight Mr. Young and his company
will present Hamlet,
Work on the Pier.
Work on the now passenger pier,
which the Old Dominion Land Com?
pany will build at the foot of Twenty
fifth street, began in earnest yester?
day. The first pile was driven at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. Nearly all
the material has arrived and the
work will be pushed to completion as
rapidly as possible.
?Whiskey and beer glasses, blown or
thread decanters, brambar trays. Ad?
ams' Racket Store. tf
Simply more and better for you?
money than ever before at Woodward
?Stone filter that makes city water
Hke lythia. Adams' Racket Store, tf
"SCRAP" IN BLOU?FIELI).
Police Officers Kept Busy Making Arrest
Bloodfield Is awake again, and the
coopers" out there have gotten a
hump" on themselves.
It has been some time since a cut?
ting or shooting scrape has occured
within the confines of this suburban
villa, but when the policemen got
through last night the lock-up. was
chuck full of sinners.
The fun began Sunday night at a
barber shop on Ivy avenue by a negro
named Sam Savage, when Richard, a
brother of the proprietor of the tons
orlal shop, slashed Lee Brand and an
unknown negro with a razor, inflicting
several ugly wounds. Women, a Car
list said in the Spanish Cortes recently,
caused the downfall of thrones, and it
might be added that the female sex
are the cause of the majority of cut?
ting and shooting scrapes. At any
rate, women were the cause of the
"scrap" that occured in the Blood
| field barber shop, and Richard Vavage
is now in the lock-up waiting trial on
And a negro named Marshall Tay?
lor, who was in the barber shop at
the time, is also In the Jail. He is
charged with abduction.it being alleged
that- he allured Sue Fox, a negress,
there. These cases will come up before
Justice Jones this morning.
Last night Officer C. J. Phillips "pull?
ed" Mary George, proprietress, of a
dancing hall, on a charge of selling
liquor without a license. Officer Phil?
lips walked Into the hall where the ne?
groes were "shakin' a foot" and the
schooners were passing. Mary confess?
ed that she had violated the law and
she was taken to the lock-up.
W. W. "Waldon, a patent medicine
fakir, was before Justice Jones yester?
day afternoon on a warrant charging
him with shooting at Mr. W. B. Baker.
He was given three months. Waldon
was selling his medicine on Ivy avenue
yesterday afternoon. He stopped in
front of Mr. Baker's saloon and In a
short time his glib tongue attracted a
large crowd. Mr. Baker ordered the
fakir to "move on." This he refused to
do and after wrangling Waldon drew
his gun and fired at Mr. Baker and
then fled. He was arrested and taken
before Justice Jones. Attorney Julius
Saunders conducted the prosecution.
WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE.
Vir. C. W. Robinson Deelines to Enter the
Race for Commonwealth's Attorney.
Mr. C. W. Robinson stated yesterday
'.hat he would not enter the race
?ram that he will not enter the race
Tor the office of commonwealth's at
orney. and will support the ticket
lominated by the Democratic primary
if April 28.
It was stated that Mr. Robinson,
vho was defeated in the primary for
he nomination by Commonwealth's
attorney J. K. M. Newton, would en
er the field as an independent against
Vir. Newton and Mr. A. C. Peachy,
he Republican candidate.
In declining to be a candidate inde
lendent of the primary, he said: ,
"I wish to say that I will not, be _aJJ
nnrtoialo r? sdms
ion. an?-vnat i'VvVu sfippbrc the ncKet ,
vhich the returns of the primary show
o have been nominated. The irregu
arities in the First and Sixth wards
aid their subsequent ratification by the
Democratic Executive Committee, arc
.veil known to the public, and as be
ween the treatment accorded me and
ny own conduct, I will let the Demo?
unt party of the future Judge."
His decision not to permit his name
o appear on the ticket will leave only
wo candidates In the field and the
ight will now be on party lines, each
?amp being united for its candidate.
Mrs. J. F. Ribble received a telegram
Sunday afternoon announcing the
leathsof her sister, Mrs. Edward Gur?
ion, who died early that morning at
ier home In Fauquier county.
The olily deed admitted to record in
he clerk's office yesterday was from
E. W. Johnson to W. C. Stuart, trus
:ee; consideration, $4.350.
Mrs. R. L. Hazelwood and children,
(vho have been visiting her sister. Mrs.
I. H. Garrett. on Twenty-seventh
street, returned to her home in James
City efSuty yesterday morning.
J. W. Lj^Waters, of the drawing
foryfe of the^government department at
lh<ishipya?/tirhas been ordered for tem
ptrrar^fluty at the Brooklyn navy
. Mr.W.P Bosher was called to Kin
William county yesterday morning by
the sudden death of his mother, Mrs
Thomas J. Bosher. Mrs. Bosher had
been in poor health for some time, but
her death was very unexpected.
The grocery store of J. W. Meslc and
furniture store of M. H. Morgan were
entered by unknown parties sometime
between Saturday night and yesterday
morning, but nothing whatever was
Justice "Brown disposed of the follow
ing cases in the Police Court yester
Fred Parker (colored), Willie Arring
ton (colored), W. C. Post, Jacob Staf?
ford. Banks Clements, John Allen,
Richard Cardinal, Mike Craven, C. W.
Johnson, drunk; each fined $2 nhd
Fred Parker, resisting an officer;
fined $10 and costs.
John Meyers, vagrancy; dismissed.
Isaac Lattimore, disorderly; dismiss?
Mike Craven, C. W. Johnson and
Lawrence Furlong, drunk; fined S3 and I
AN ODD ADVERTISEMENT.
A Huge Candle Which Contained
Complete Candle Factory.
Among the odd trade advertisements
displayed at the recent Stockholm ex?
hibition the Lilletolmens candle played
a prominent part. The candle stood
127 feet high. The lower part, which
was intended to represent an old Swed?
ish candlestick, was in reality an
enormous structure of bricks and mor?
tar, in which was established a per?
fectly equipped candle factory, where
employees worked six hours a day.
The base of the candlestick covered a
space of 40 feet square. To come to
details, the candlestick itself was 47
feet high, while the candle?a real
Stearine specimen?was fully 80 feet;
its diameter was 81-2 feet. The appear?
ance of the extraordinary trade trophy
[was at once remarkable and imposing.
The colossal candlestick was painted
with an aluminum powder until it
shone like well polished silver. At
1 night, too, an electric searchlight of
7.000 (ordinary) candle-power cast its
i beams from the lofty summit of the
j wick over the whole exhibition grounds.
Altogether the cost of the monster was
I about $80,000.
Good screen, doors, complete, JLOO.
Ada-ma* Racket Store. ti
Csab nets, lines, hooks and flshSns
supplies. Adams' Racket Store. V
President Extols Ae'mira
Dewey in a Message.
TEXf OF THE DOCUMENT
Recommends That Congress
Extend Formal Thanks.
TRIBUTE PAID PROMPTLY
Both HotiacB UiiMuliuoiiNly Adept the Kc so
lotion Suggested ami Phm* h Kill
Providing; for the Appointment
of the Hero of Manila
11 Hear Admiral.
WASHINGTON, May !).-The Presi?
dent today sent the following message
"To the Congress of the United States
"On the 24th of April, I directed the
Secretary of the Navy to telegraph or?
ders to Commodore Ceorge Dewey of j 1
the United States navy, commanding
the Asiatic squadron, then lying in the j
port of Hong Kong, to proceed forth- |
with to the Philippine Islands, there
to commence operations and engage '
the Spanish fleet. Promptly obeying ' f
that order, the United States squadron ;
consisting of the flagship Olympia, Bai- 1
timore, Raleigh. Boston, Concord and I 1
Petrel, with the revenue cutter Me- 11
Culloch as an auxiliary dispatch boat. 1
entered the harbor of Manila 'at day- |1:
break on the 1st of May and Immedi- f
ately engaged the .cntire\ Spanish fleotr. b
>f eleven ships, which were under the '
protection of the fire of the land forces. I <
After a stubborn fight 'in which the'3
enemy suffered great loss, these vessels j b
were destroyed or completely disabled, i
tnd the water battery at Cavite si- ;!l
enced. Of our brave ulUcers and men a
tot one was lost, and only eight wouh- a
led and those slightly. ..AJJLof our ships !.'
-scaped any serious damage. Py the "
ourth of May Commodore Dewey had cl
aken possession of the^ naval station -'
it Cavite, destroying tho fortifications !
here and at the" entrance gf the bay ??
ind paroliing their garrisons,- The wa- i S
ers of the bay are un^r-r ^tn^-^^'^^irii
wounded are protected. I *
??The magnitude of this victory can '
lardTV be measured by ordinary stan
iards" of .naval warfare. OutweighingJ:f
tny material advantage is the moral |
effect of this initial success. At this i e'
insurpassed achievement the great !
tea i t of our nation throbs, not with :
coasting or with greed of conquest but j 11
with deep gratitude that this triumph ,''
nas come in a just cause, and by the I 1
grace of Cod an effective step has thus ?
:,een taken toward the attainment of |_>
:he wished for peace. To those whose j ".
skill? courage and devotion have won
the fight, to the gallant commander
xnd the brave officers and men who
tided him, our cause owes an incalcu?
"Feeling as our people feel and
speaking in their name, I at once sent
i message to Commodore Dewey thank?
ing him and his. officete and' men for
:heir splendid achievement and over
.vhelming victory, and I have appointed
him an acting rear-admiral. I now
recommend that following our national
precedents and expressing the fervent
gratitude of every patriotic heart the
thanks of Congress be given Acting
Rear-Admiral George Dewey. of the
United States navy, for highly dis?
tinguished conduct in conflict with the
enemy, and the officers and men under
his command for their gallantry in
the destruction of the enemy's fleet
and the capture of the enemy's fortifi?
cations in the bay of Manila.
(Signed.1 "WILLIAM 51'KINLET.
"Executive Mansion. May 9, 1S9S."
CONGRESS ACTS PROMPTLY.
Resolution Recommended by the Pres
ident Adopted by Both Houses.
WASHINGTON. May 9.?Fitting
tribute was paid by the Senate today
to Admiral Dewey for the magnificent
victory of Manila Bay.
A message from the President was
received recommending that a vote of
thanks be extended by Congress to Ad?
miral Dewey and the officers and men
of his command. "-Without a word of
debate, and without a dissenting voice,
the Senate agreed to the resolution
carrying into effect the recommenda?
tion of the President. The Senate went
further even than that. A bill was
presented increasing the number of
rear-admirals in the navy from six to
seven, in order that the President
might nominate Admiral- Dewey to the
highest position in the navy within his
gift and that, too, was passed without
In addition a joint resolution was
unanimously agreed to directing the
secretary of the navy to present Admi?
ral Dewey a sword of honor and to
have struck, in commemoration of the
battle of Manila, a bronze medal1, for
each of the officers anil men who par?
ticipated in the gallant fight. The res?
olution appropriates $10.000 to enable
the secretary to carry its provisions
I into effect.
The bill offered last Friday, author?
izing the"postmaster general to estab?
lish postofflces at military posts and
camps, in order to facilitate the de?
livery of mail to soldiers, was reported
favorably by the postoffice nnd post
roads committee and unanimously
passed. Subsequently an amendment to
I the postoffice bill was agreed to, appro
priating $r.0.000 to carry the bill into
The postoffice appropriation was un
I der discussion during almost the entire
session, the subject of discussion being
the proposition to reduce the compen
j sation of railroads 20 per cent, for car
rying the malls. The amendment was
defeated by the decisive vote of 40 to
| 8. At a late hour it became evident
that the bill could not be disposed of
today, and it was unanimously agreed
! to vote upon it at 2 o'clock tomorrow.
At C:.r>G P. M., the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WASHINGTON, May 9.?The great?
er part of today in the House, was
consumed by war measures. . The rec?
ommendation o? ? the President, .that a
vote of thanks be tendered Admiral
r Dewey and his associate oflU)ers." and
: men was followed quickly by'a unani
.. . ?-:-?.?
MAY 10, 1898.
mous vote and an additional measure
was passed making a rear-admiral of
the hero or Manila.
The Senate bill authorizing the army
to distribute food among the suffcrln
Cubans and to arm the Cuban people
As soon as the journal had been read
the President's message was presented
and read. The reading was not Inter?
rupted by applause, but at the conclus?
ion a demonstration on the floor and
in the galleries followed which continued
several minutes. Mr. Boutelle, of Maine
c hairman of the House committee on
naval affairs, offered and asked Imme?
diate consideration of a Joint resolution 1
tendering the thanks ot Congress in
line with the President's recommenda?
Upon the suggestion of Mr. Henrv of
Mississippi, the vote was made a rising
one. and it was unanimous.
Mr. Boutelle then introduced a bill
fixing the number of rear admirals In
the navy at seven, in order to provide
for the promotion of Admiral Detrey.
Mr. Boutelle said the committee on
naval affairs presented the bill for the
purpose to carry out the spirit of the
President's message and the manifest
desire of the people of the entire coun
Mr. Bailey, of Texas, said the case
was exceptional, and he would not in?
terpose objection to a proposition for
promotion so meritorious.
The bill was passed unanimously.
An additionan section was added to
the immune bill. It declares specifi?
cally that the provisions relative to
the apportionment of volunteers to the
several states under call by the Presi?
dent and by the appointment of officers
as made in the recent act providing for
125,000 volunteers, shall not apply to the
present. A motion to recommit, offered
by Mr. fox. of Tennessee, was voted
down and the bill, as amended, was
The House, at 4:50 P. M.. adjourned.
SUPPLIES FOR INSURGENTS.
Mallory Line Boat Will Leave This
Morning for Cuba.
TAMPA. FLA.. May It?The Gussie,
me of the Mallory Line boats, will sail
or Cuba in the morning, loaded with
irms and ammunition for the insuig
snts. A company of United States
coops will accompany the boat and
lid in guarding- the landing of the sup
dies on tin; coast of Cuba, and will,
f necessary, penetrate into the interior
ar enough to place the supplies in the
lands of the insurgents.
The expedition will be in charge of
'uptain L. H. Dorst, General Miles'
i'le, who has just returned from Cu
The Gussie has on board between six
nd seven thousand Springfield rilles,
nd about 200,000 rounds of ammunition
nd several hundred boxes of provis
jns, consisting principally of canned
leats and hard tack. The utmost se
recy is maintained regarding the point
f landing, but in view of Captain
lorst's recent landing near Havana,
here, he communica ted with the insur?
ant leader. General Delgado, it is he
or protection. It is said, however,
hat she will be met not far from Key
S'est by a gunboat of the blockading
Before a week has passed it is believ
d that the insurgent leaders will have
eon furnished with supplies enough
or at least 15.000 men. and with a
aso of supplies established on the
oasl and a vigorous campaign against
he Spanish forces will be inaugural
d. Large amounts of powder and pro
eetilos for the blockading squadron
re at the wharves here and the pic-nic
sland there are twelve cars loaded
ith dynamite, torpedoes, powder and
miTrunitioh. which will soon be sent
a Key West and as many more cars
ith orders to shoot any one attempt
lg to tamper with the seals. Hund
eds of carpenters are at work today
itting up the big transports. Hereto
ore the work has been rather slow,
wing to lack of material, but it is
elieved now that all of the boats will
e in readiness for loading on Wednos
av night. The engineer corps today
i-ere drilled in the use of the big can
ass pontoons, which are a part of their
fiuipment.-.ln the capacious bold of
be Alamo are stored enough of these
nintoons to form a bridge several
lundred feet in length. They will be
arried along with the expedition.
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Games in the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
At NeW York?New York, 3; Brook -
At Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 9; Louisville,
At Cleveland?Cleveland. 1; Chicago,
At Boston?Boston, 0; Baltimore,
At Washington?Washington, 6_:
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 5; St.
At AHentown?Allentown, 7; Patter
ion, 9. ? ^T ,
\t Heading?Reading. 0: Newark
At Norfolk?Norfolk, 2; Lancaster, 3.
SHIP'S RANGE IN ACTION.
At Two Miles Tremendous Damage
Will Be Done.
"The pictures or some of the burnt
??r?nge newspapers of battleships ii
Action are about as funny as the Japa
nese idea of perspective." said a naval
jfflcer to a reporter of the Washingtor
Star. "These pictures represent tin
opposing ships blazing away at each
other with thirteen-inch rilles at a
range of about ion feet, and the ar?
tists certainly work up the thing to
make it look terriflic enough in an con?
science, one big -bell delivereu at
such a range would leave only the de?
bris of the struck ship floating on the
surface of the water.
"Modern ships of war are not devis?
ed to get within any such range of
each other in action. The nearest that
any of ihe opposing ships in the great
naval battle on the Yalu got to each
other was a trifle under two miles, and
what one battleship can do to another
at. that range is something beyond cal?
culation. The naval engagement of
this era is very largely a matter of
manoeuvring?of presenting the small- |
est possible target to the guns of the
enemy's ships, and of forci? g the ene?
my to present their biggest hull to the
range-finders. When the commander
of a ship in the coming engagements
can contrive to get in his work on the
enemy's vessel while only pointing
with bis nose in their direction?leav?
ing them practically only a razor's
edge target?he is liable to eat them
up. But while there is still a drill in
the United States navy called 'repell?
ing boarders.' the drill Is only retained
in the manual for the sake of exercis?
ing the men. and the Only boarding
that will be done in the coming fights
will be done by the prize crews, tak?
ing possession of beaten ships, after
I the latter, have struck ."their colors."
M ETI I ODIST CON FE I IE NCE.
Cheerful Weather and a Bright Skv
BALTIMORE, May 9.?Cheerful
weather and bright sky greeted the
members or the general conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church. South,
for the. first time since their advent
into this city.
The most Important features of to
day's business session was the presen?
tation of the report of the committee
appointed 1>n behalf of this conference
to discuss with a similar committee
from the church in the north the ad?
visability and practicability of a Fed?
eration of the two sections. The re?
port consisted solely of the printed
minutes of the joint session of the
committees on federation held In
Washington on January 7th, at which
resolutions were adopted recommend?
ing co-operation to a limited extent In
certain Heids, but nothing in the form
Bishop J. E. Cranberry presented
the report, the principal recommenda?
tions of which are as follows:
"Appreciating fully the Christian
comity which prevails among our mis?
sions in foreign lands anil having
given careful consideration to the
principle and desirability of co-opera?
tive administration of the work, we,
therefore, without attempting to form?
ulate any plan for such co-operation,
commend the subject to the considera?
tion of the two general conferences.
"We recommend each of the general
conferences to enact provisions to the
effect where the other church is doing
the work expected or Methodism the
other church shall not organize a soci?
ety nor erect a church building until
the bishop having jurisdiction over the
work shall be consulted and his ap?
"We have observed with much inter?
est the growth of the Epworth League
in our respective churches and rejoice
In the spirit of fraternity manifested
m their biennial international conter
?nces and commend to the several gov
't ning bodies of the churches interest -
'd the question as to whether otllcial
ecognition of these meetings can be
tlven and whether authoritative regu
atious are required to increase or pro
note their efficiency.
"We recommend to our respective
renern! conferences the provision of
tuen a plan by which properly accred?
ited applicants may be in either"
Bishop Hargrove called th.nfer
esslot0 O'd0r anti l>resided during the
A lively debute arose over the report
>r the committee to revise the articles
d leligion or the church, it was tlnal
y decided to postpone the matter until
V ednesdn v.
'losing Hours of the Convention of
NORFOLK, VA? A
"'j.te-*'. i^c. carter t-ielm Jones, of Ken
ui ky, from the committee on time and
liace, reported that the next conven
ion will be held at the Broadway
hiptlst church, Louisville, Ky., Friday
>efore the second Sunday in May, 1S99.
President Haralson announced the
?ommittee to report on the matter in
Dr. Carroll's resolution on separation
if the convention and seminary.
Rev. Julius W. Milliard, of Baltimore,
oportet! mi "Frontier missions," niak
ng a great plea for greater efforts
ilong these lines.
Or. L. G. Broughton followed with a
it rung address, describing his experi?
ence with nioutain work.
Or. W. Hatcher, of Virginia, reported
Vom special, committee on the paper
irinted by Dr. Eaton, of Kentucky, In
egard to tiling vacancies on the board
f trustees of the theological seminary,
le recommended that the matter be re
ern d to the last committee appointed,
ind that no nominations be made at
his session of the conference, and that
he board of trustees be requested
lot to nominate any trustees to the
l?ard until the next session of the
Southern Baptist church
Prayers for "Cur country and her
irmy and navy" were called for by Dr.
1-Iatcher, and "My Country 'Tis of
Thee." was sung heartily.
Dr. W. R. Smith reported on Georgia
-esolution. as follows:
"Whereas, the 19th century now
Irawing to a close, has witnessed such
marvelous improvcment.ln our Baptist
people, as cause them to be mighty
people tn the land.
"Resolved, that this convention re?
spectfully suggests to the Southern
Haptist church that it observe the year
1S99 as a year of thanksgiving by our
Itaptist churches in which specially ef?
fort is to be made to more inform them
if the greatest fullness of the Divine
blessing received during this century,
ind to better organize and equip them
for the mighty work that lies before
them in the century to come."
Rev. Dr. D. M. Ramsey reported on
nominations as follows: .
Foreign missions board (Richmond),
President-C. H. Winston Virginia.
Home missions board (Atlanta. Gao.
President?Henry McDotiald. Georgia.
Sunday-School board (Nashville.
Tenn ) President-E. E. Folk. Tennes
He Agrees to Fight Both Corbett and
BOSTON May 9?Bob Fitzsimmons
has announced his acceptance of the
offer of Kid McCoy to.pay the cham?
pion $10.000 for a tight at middleweight
and also his acceptance of the offer of
limes J Corbett of $25.000 for an op?
portunity to regain the heavyweight
championship. Fitzsimmons will meet
eil her man before the regularly organ?
ized club offering the largest pluses
but he will insist upon a side bet of
?um (Hill in each case and both matches
must take place before the last of Sep?
tember this vcar. This announcement
is accompanied with the offer of Jul?
ian, Kitzsirnmons' manager, and the
prize fighter himself, to bet $2.500 that
neither McCoy nor Corbett will make
good his offer.
DENVER COL., May 9.?After read?
ing the Associated Press dispatch from
Hosten announcing that Bob Fitzsim?
mons had accepted his offer of $25,000
James J. Corbett sent the following
dispatch to V/. A. Brady, his manager,
who is in New York.
"Go after that man (Fitzsimmons)
and make my offer to him again?
$25.000 that I will stop him in ten
rands, and put up some money. Show
j him up."
i HAWARDEN. May 9.?The condi?
tion of Mr. Gladstone is unchanged.
H"A <Jre?t Deal"
Of talk about the beautiful straw
J hats this season at "Woodward &
' Womble's. . _- _i*
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SINGLE COPY, TWO CEN
ONE WEEK -TEN CENTS
Another Day Passes Without
a Report from Sampson.
Probably Failed to Find the
Tlio N,,, v Urpartment Under So Appre?
hension ?, lu ,Ile SafetJ. of lUm
American Fleet. Stead y Moro?
ni cut of Troop,-. Up?
WASHINGTON, May S.-There is the "
best authority for the statement that
Loday having passed without a report
-rom Admiral Sampson, the" Navy De
?artment does not expect to hear from
inn for several days. The authority for
.his statement is fully acquainted with
tvumiral toampson's plans and the re
nark would seem to indicate that the
idmiral, having tailed to tlnd the ene
ny at the place expected, had turned
us attention to the alternative project
ivhat this is cannot be ascertained.
It is evident, however, that the de
-artment is uder no apprehension as
o the safety of the American fleet nor
>l any vessel of the fleet. The War
?eparimem saw lit today to gratify the
iniversal desire and inform the coun
ry through the press just where the
arlous state volunteer organizations
re to be concentrated. It is the first
inie that any official statement has
een made as to the points of concen
ration themselves. The order, as pub
shed by the department, is thought in
nine quarters to warrant the assump
lon that it contemplates a speedy -
lovernent of the United States military
orees upon Cuba, and in much greater
in-ee than was originally planned. The
i^Li^Ii?Jii^VUalticials refuse tojw*.
i . h??/ioCTSZLt? ouged
I-lt.. thousand soldiers. It is
ilso to be noted that the preparations
>y the quartermaster's department and
he commissary department, so far as
Isclosed, indicate that provision is
eing made for mobilizing, transporting
nd feeding many thousands of men.
With a view to systemizing the great
i'ork of mobilizing the forces and put
ing them in service, the War Depart
iient has planned a scheme which. It
s believed, will very much hasten the
i-ork of getting the men together and
quipping them, while avoiding any
ongestion of the railroad traffic, and
tich is always to be apprehended in
ase of war. Instead of allowing all
be troops called for from one .point to
e assembled and broken in at the ren
ezvous. the department is instructing
;s mustering officers to complete the
rganization of regiments as rapidly aa
ossible and as soon as one Is organized
o report the fact to the department,
i'hen the regiment will be ordered at
nee to the point of concentration. In
his way the government will be great?
s' relieved in the distribution of stores,
i'hich will be called for only as fast as
hey are needed. The men also will be
nore amenable to discipline wheh
lulckly transferred to the concentra
ion points outside of their own stateB.
t Is the expectation that the first reg
ments organized and reported by the
itates will be sent to Chattanooga,
hence to Cuba. via Mobile, Tampa,
\ew Orleans and Galveston, for ex
leditions will be dispatched from each
if these ports. The governor of the
t?te will have no hand in the designa
ion of the regiments to go to particul?
ar concentration camps; the destlna
:ion will depend upon the promptness
ivith which the volunteers are organ
zed and are ready for transportation.
These troops will follow the regular
irmy to Cuba. When the trbops are
irganized, equipped and concentrated
he government will be ready to equip
he second contingent, namely. the
'orces about equal to another third of
he total call, which will be assigned to
ho defenses of the coast and harbors,
?eplacing the regular United States
roops withdrawn from those posts.
When these are equipped, the govern?
ment will turn its attention to t?e
hird class, comprising the last third
>f the 125,000 volunteers called for. It
s the sincere hope of the War Depart?
ment that it will not be called upon to
fully equip these troops before hostili?
ties are at an end, but the work of pre?
paration on the contrary assumption.
This third division will constitute the
second reserves to be drawn upon for
reinforcements whenever needed, and It
is possible that the men never will be
called upon to leave their own states
unless the plans of the War Depart?
ment miscarry. It may be remarked,
by the way. that out of the first class
will come the troops which will be sent
to the Philippine Islands. General
Miles has prepared a scheme, changing
the boundaries of the present depart?
ments to facilitate the working out or
this plan, and it is now ^fore Secre?
tary Alger for endorsement. ine re?
sponses so far received from the mus?
tering officers continue to be very en?
HIS OBJECT ACCOMPLISHED.
Lieutenant Ttow.m Returns to Nassan
After Seeing Cuba.
NASSAU. N. P., May 9.?Lieut.
?Andrew S.' Rowan, of the Nineteenth
inrantry, the agent of the United
States war department, who has
been on a visit to Cuba, arrived here
today after accomplishing his mis?
sion. He has seen the Cuban lead?
ers and, incidentally, he saw Rear
Admiral Sampson's fleet steering in an
easterly direction. Lieut. Rowan
left Cuba on May 1 in an open boat.
General Collazo and Hernadez have
arrived here from Cuba. They left
Bayama on May 1. As cabled the
Associated Press from Kingston Gen?
eral Calixto Garcia had entered on
April 20. after the town had been
vacated by the Spanish troops. Gen?
eral Garcia also holds the river Cauto
to Embarcadero. The party passed
Rear-Admiral Sampson's fleet at
daylight on Friday, off Manatee.