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^fOceedtnps pi Both Branche? Tester
WASHINGTON, May 24.?The dis?
cussion, in the House today was brief.
Several bills were passed. notably
those for the organization of the na?
val hospital corps: to facilitate mili?
tary trials for small offences, and to
authorize the appointment of a com?
mission to allot certain lands to and
secure the cession of others from the
TJlntah Indians In their reservation in
A .bill providing an American regis?
ter for the steamship Zoalandia, which
passed the Senate yesterday, was also
passed. The vessel is to act as a
transport to the Philippines.
- At 1:56 P. M. the House adjourned.
WASHINGTON, May 24.?That fea?
ture of the war revenue measure plac?
ing a tax on one quarter of one per
centum upon the gross receipts of cor?
porations was under discussion in the
Senate throughout the day's session.
Incidentally the proposed tax on bank
deposits was adverted to. The princi?
pal speeches were delivered by Mr.
Platt (Republican), of Connecticut,
and Mr. Lindsay (Democrat), of Ken?
tucky, both of whom vigorously at?
tacked the corporation tax. The
?weight of the argument was thrown
against the tax on the ground
that it was unconstitutional, because
the tax was not levied alike upon all
persons engaged in a particular line
of business. He maintained that an oc?
cupation tax could be levied, provided
that the conditions were fair and equi?
table, but that the business of a cor?
poration could not be taxed, simply be?
cause it was conducted by a corpora?
tion. To be equitable the tax must
he laid upon the business whether it
was conducted by a corporation, a
partnership, a firm or an individual.
Mr. Lindsay vigorously antagonized
the proposed issue of legal tender notes,
declaring that it accentuated the exist?
ing menace to the gold reserve of the
treasury, and was, beside, the dearest
money ever devised. He held that
such an issue would be a blow to tin
nation's financial credit. He. too, pr*
sented an argument against the pro?
posed corporation tax, maintaining that
if enacted into law it would breed a
batch of insults, instead of providing
what the government needed?ready
money with which to conduct the war
Tomorrow these names will resume
the discussion of the pending measure
an hour earlier than visual, the session
beginning at eleven o'clock.
At 4:33 P. M. the Senate went Into
executive session, after which II ad?
ANOTHER DEFICIENCY BILL.
WASHINGTON. May 24.? The secre?
tary or war sent to the House today an
estimate of $5,(100,000.000 deficiency In
the current appropriation for subsist?
ence of the army. It will be included
in the general dellcloncy bill, making a
total of $91,000,000,000 for the army so
far received for this measure.
WANTS BRYAN ON HIS STAFF.
ATLANTA. OA., May '24.?A special
to the Constitution form Montgomery.
"J. A. Rountreo, secretary of the Al?
abama Press Association, who has just
returned from Washington, brings the
private tip that Major General Wheel?
er, of Alabama, Is besieging the Pres?
ident to appoint William .lennliifs
Bryan, of Nebraska, to a high position
on his stuff."
NO CANNONADING HEARD.
JACKSONVILLE. FLA., May 24.?A
special to the Times-Union and Citi?
zen from Tallahassee says:
"No cannonading has been heard
since 3 o'clock Ibis afternoon. The
Spaniards at St. Marks arc now sup?
posed to be sponging. They have
plenty of liquor and had a big carousal
OFF FOIt KICV W EST.
NORFOLK. VA., May 24.?The Ar?
menia, loaded with projectiles for 15
lnch guns, left the navy yard today for
Key West. She was accompanied by
the torpedo boat McKoe.
The German ship Rhaetn was trans?
ferred to the government this morn?
Caulkers were put to work on the
Newark today. She is being pushed
rapidly and will be ready for departure
in a short time.
CABLES IN WORKING ORDER.
(Copyright. 1S9S, by Associated Press.)
CAPE 1-IAYTIEN, HAV'1'1, May 21.
Inquiries made here at the cable sta?
tion in regard to the reported culling
of the cables oft Santiago Do Cuba and
Guantanaino by United Stales cruisers
show the cables have not been cut.
The cable from this place to Guanta?
namo and Santiago De Cuba in is
FANILA SAILS FROM MOBILE.
MOBILE. ALA.. May 24 ?The Fa
nila, the 400-ton Cuban expedition
steamer. Captain Holl in command,
finished loading here last night and
took on her coal this forenoon. Ai ;i
o'clock she look on her pilot ami tiorp
ped down the ship channel, bound,
probably, to Tampa, but no one knows
precisely the destination. There were
four patriots on board. Brigadier Gen?
eral Rafael Roderigues and his aides.
Colonels Torres, Triste ami Nunez.
Four carloads of materials were taken
on the vessel, consisting of ammuni?
tion, guns and stores. Nearly two ions
of Ice were taken aboar... The remain?
der of the war material was delivered
to the United Slates commissary here.
Brigadier General J. c Hates arrived
today from Chickamaugu and was as?
signed to the command of the tirst di?
vision of the fourth corps.
t OVER 100.000 MUSTERED IN.
WASHINGTON. May 24.?Reports to
Adjutant General Gorbin from the
State carnps show that 112.000 men have
been mustered into the volunteer ar?
ALGER TO HAVE ASSISTANCE.
WASHINGTON. May 24.?The House
committee on military affairs today
voted to report favorably, the admin?
istration bill providing for a second as?
sistant to secretary of war in war time,
and a temporary increase in the in?
spector general's department, U. S. A.
WASHINGTON, May 24.?In the ex?
ecutive session of the Senate today
there was some discussion of the char?
acter of the men who should be cho?
sen to command the "immune" regi?
ments. Senator Money was the prin?
cipal speaker, and he expressed doubt
as to whether it would be possible to
raise regiments of men who had had
yellow fever in case officers for such
organizations were taken from the nor?
thern states and were men who had
not befn subjected to this disease.
These nominations were confirmed:
Military?To be first lieutenants:
Algernon Sartoris, of the District of
" Columbia. Fitzhugh Lee, Jr., of Rich?
The signal corsp?To be captain:
Benjamin F. Montgomery, Virginia.
Civil appointments?Collector of
customs: Meyer Hahr- Pamllco, N. C.:
Clarence G. Smithers, Cherrystone,
Va.; Christopher D. Jones, for the dis?
trict of Beaufort, N. C.
On and after Wednesday, June 1st,
-our store will be closed at 7 P. M.
Purchasers will please call before that
hour- M. H. LASH.
6w 5*j?e' DIAMON?.
HcjsuU? Pi Yesterday's Qamea In the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
' (By Telegraph.)
PITTSB?RQ. May 24.?Pittsburg won
the second game from Philadelphia to?
day in a contest full of brilliant plays.
Attendance. 2.000. Score:
Pittsburg. . .0 0004000 x- i G 2
Philadelphia. .0 0 0 ? ?) 1 1 0 I? 3 S 2
Batteries?Killen and Schriver, Ortli
and McFarland. Umpires?Emslie and
Andrews. Time, 1:05.
CINCINNATI. 3: BROOKLYN. ?.
CINCINNATI. May 2?.?The Iteds
played stupid ball today and Brooklyn
won. Ralph Miller, a Cincinnati boy,
was presented with a diamond stud by
his admirers. Attendance. 1,925. Score
Cincinnati. . .0 0 2 ft 0 0 1 0 0? 3 S :(
Brooklyn. ...0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 13 3
Batteries?Dwyer and Pietz. Miller
and Grim. Umpires?O'Day and Mc?
Donald. Time. 1:55.
LOUISVILLE. !; NEW YORK", fi.
LOUISVILLE, May 24.?The Colonels
could not hit Meekin and the Giants
had no trouble in winning today. At?
tendance. 1,100. Score:
Louisville. . .0 0 0 1 0 0 ? 0 0? 1 fi 0
New York. . .01021 0 0 0 0? (I 15 1
Batteries?Cunningham and Wilson.
Moekln, Grady and Warner, Umpires
--Cusltrnan and Heydler. Time, 2:u0.
It. I I.E.
Lancaster. . .4 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 5 17 17 1
Allentown. . .0 0 0 I 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 7 C
Batteries?Sprogel and Wente. New
oil and Mackey.
At Pnterson?Norfrilk-Paterson game
ST. I ?)! "S. 2' BOS .V'N, 10.
ST. LOUIS, .May 21 - 'I'll- P owns de?
feated the iiea.n-.il.;rs this afternoon
hy a streak of oppinune hatting.
George Decker was. p'":'>n fitted by iieat.
Attendance. 4.000. Score:
St. Louis. . .2 1 0 0 M 0 1 X -12 17 a
Boston.0 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0-10 12 2
Batteries?SudofT, Taylor and Clem?
ents, Willis. Lewis and Bergen. Km
piros?Swartzwood and Wood. Time.
CHICAGO, 13. BALTIMORE. IS.
CHICAGO, May 21.?The orphans
bunched their nine hits for seven runs
in the first, then went all to pieces.
Botli teams hatted savagely. Attend?
ance, 3,400. Score:
Chicago. . . .700 3 0 0 0 0 3- 13 17 0
Baltimore. . .1 I 3 I 2 0 I 0 0- 15 19 0
Batteries?Griffith, Kilery and Dona?
hue, Chance. Hughes and Nops and
Bowerman. Umpires?Lynch and Con?
nelly. Time. 3:00.
CLEVELAND, 4: W A SHI NC TON. 0.
CLEVELAND, May 24. ?Evans wan
wild In today's game and the Indians
had an easy time defeating the Sen?
ators. Attendance, 400. Score:
R TT 13
Cleveland. . .0 000003 lx? 4 9 0
Washington. .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 10 2
Bat! eries?Wilson ami O'Connor,
Evans and Farrell. Umpires?Snyder
and Curry. Time. 2:00.
READY FOB SKA;
WASHINGTON. May 24.?The Navy
Department has advices from Cadiz
that the torpedo boat destroyers I ?es
tructo and Prosporina have been put
in order and are ready to start with
Cervera's lle.-t as soon as it roaches
Cadiz en mute to the Philippine*. The
Alfonso XIII and l'elayo are expected
to remain at Cadiz with the home
Police Sergeant John W. Reynolds
will leave this morning for his home at
Gordonsville, Va.. where he will spend
a vacation of ten days.
Miss Thede Gu'lman, of King and
Queen county, Is the guest of her
grandfather, Mr. John E. Morris, on
Twenty-eighth st root.
Rev. I. S. Doyles, pastor of the Bap?
tist church, of Wllllainsburg. lists ac?
cepted an Invitation to preach the
commencement sermon at the New?
port News Female Seminary next tUsn
The floor of the Old Dominion Land
Company's pier is now being put dowi .
The small blaze in the engine room
le Hotel Warwick Sunday night was
caused hy an overturned candle anil
not by a match accidentally thrown
in n pile of waste as at flint publish?
ed. There was no waste lying about
in the engine room.
The following eases were disposed of
in the Police Court yesterday morning:
i Albert 'rurner (colored), charged
with maintaining a nuisance; lined
Lee Scott, a colored hoy who was
charged with stealing brass and iron
from the old guano factory, was or?
dered to be whipped by the City Ser
W. It. Hopkins, charged willi selling
cigars Sunday, May S: case dismissed.
Ilcrry Seaumi Nearly Ov?-r.
The berry shipping season in this
section is about over and the hands
have all left for their homes. Truckers
are also about finishing shipping early
peas. In the Carolina counties the
truskers say they will begin shipping
potatoes next ewek.
The shipments of fish have changed
from shad and herring to spots, blue
lish and the like. Fishermen say they
are bothered with crabs and eels.
There is a sr.lend id outlook for the
Irish potato crop throughout this sec?
tion, and if prices are at all profitable
the truckers will recover much of their
-Mr. C. It. Klcklln Klm-tt'd.
The new mililary company held a
meeting at the Casino last night for
the purpose of electing a second lieu?
tenant. At the meeting held in Moss
Hall Monday night Messrs. Carter B.
Ficklin and C. J. Taliaferro were placed
in nomination and three ballots wore
had. but no ' election resulted. They
were again placed in nomination and
Mr. Flfklin was elected on the first
ballot by n vote of 34 to 14. Captain
Fltehett then appointed Mr. Taliaferro
second sergeant, having left this office
opoii for the defeated candidate. The
? ?lection was made unanimous.
IturtlnOKH Mt.h'h AHKOttlat.ioii In S? **|4?ii.
The Business Men's Association held
a regular meeting in the Braxton
building last night. Among the mat?
ters discussed was tin- manner of re?
moving the garbage of the city, wheth?
er it were better for the city to l.-t the
work out to contract or purchase carts
inil mules and collect the garbage it?
self. No decision was reached, but
several good suggestions were made.
Mr. U. P. Orr, who has given tin- mat?
ter thought, said more stringent rules
mould be adopted. He thought the
Lshes should he separated from the
refuse matter and placed in different
recopticles, so that tin- ashes might bo
ised in filling in the low places in va?
rious sections of Hi.- city. Mr. Orr
railed attention to tie- stench that
?oliles from the garbage stored in bar?
rels and the unpleasant sight of a
rarbage going through ttie streets with
water dripping from them, and sug
Test.-d that water-tight wagons should
:>e used. lie also suggested the advis?
ability of having people use galvanized
:in reeepticles for storing their refuse
matter in, which would do way with
.he offensive odor and render the
premises of a residence more healthful.
"Whom shall I ask for your hand?"
lueried the suitor of the object of his
"Oh, well, you can call it your paw
if you wish, but I still think that band
Is the better word."?Boston Traveler.
Or 1NTISKKST CATHKiCSPl
Alicil I T1IK I'IKItSi.
Kiitrnuc-es und Clearuuceg at the Custom
Mouse. List of Vessel* Now lu Fort.
Other .Marine Ueui*.
VASH1 NG'i ON. May 24.?Forecast
for Virginia: For Wednesday, g.-ner
y ta,r. with decreasing cloudiness:
r.ds becoming northwest.
ST. N AZA IKE, May 18.?Arrived:
< "alidonie. Port Koyal.
1.1 AI K KICK.?Arrived: George Py
man, Newport News.
NAPLES, May 1?.?Sailed: Romelo,
.IVERPOOL. ?Sailed: Rappahan
I.. Newport News.
AltKIVAI.5 .\SU Olil'AKTUKES.
Vessels Ai rived Yesterday,
camship Flansburg (Gr.), Ham.
booner George Ualley. Curtis, Prov
huoni :? George E. Wolcott, Reed,
irge itnigleader, Boston,
uge .mi, lope, Portland.
Vessels Sulie.l Yer.terd.KV.
nship Indian! (Br.), Gillies, Olas
msliip ('liicknhomlny (Br.). Fur
;.? A. W. Watson. Allyn's Point.
;? lilanche 11. King. I'rovidence.
re Mitssasolt, Providence.
SCHOONERS IN DISTRESS.
Information received here is to the
effect that the schooner T. Harris,
loaded with ralload ties, is ashore at
Norih lieaoh Station, on the Eastern
Sinn? of Maryland.
From tlo- same source it was learn
1 that lie- schooner Eugene Hall,
.ailed with plaster, from Red Reach,
as ash..re on the outer bar of Hog
Island, but the cargo as yet Is not
Tie Merrill-Chapman Company's!
ig .1. I >. Jones left yesterday afler
oon to rescue one or both of the ves
OLD DOMINION AGROUND,
ic steamship Old Dominion in go
over from Newport News to Nor
Siindny afternoon ran aground he
I Pinner's Point and remained in !
mud for some little time. The
nvr Accomae tried to get her off,
the tug Commodore Duryea later
inptod lo free her. but both at
l>ts were unsuccessful. The ves
pushed off without assistance as |
lido rose. She was uninjured.
('AMI-: FOR REPAIRS .
The British steamship Glenhafren,
Captain Walters, arrived at the ship?
yard Monday afternoon with a hole
In her bottom and her forepeak full of |
water. Captain Walters reported hav?
ing collided with a submerged wreck
directly north of Hatteras. the position \
of the lb-relict's mast being sush as
to tear away one of his plates, caus
Ihe forepeak to lake water very rapid- I
The Glenhafren was on route from
lalveston to liutterdam via. Norfolk
or coal, but Captain Walters mude
straight for the shipyard instead of
putting in at Norfolk. The vessel will
docked at once, when a survey will
ItOUfiUT A GERMAN VESSEL.
The United Slates government has '
tided another vessel to its liBt of col
ers. having purchased through Hugo
imal, Gerau vice-consul at Norfolk,
be big German steamer Rheatia,which !
i'-iit to Norfolk Monday with the Ger
nan Hug Hying and is now tied up at
the navy yard.
An air of mystery surrounds the pur
base, and those who are acquainted 1
with the deal refuse to talk. The
Rheuliii is a magnificent vessel of
".?158 tons burden, is built of steel, hails I
from Hamburg, and carries a crew of |
thirty-two men. who are still aboard,
left Hamburg some time ago and !
t lo New Orleans for a cargo. The
.?rninont must have opened negotia?
tions at that port, for her commander,
ain Franz Ahrens, got orders to |
red to Hampton Roads. The quar?
antine ivniulationa ??'? verj strict on
vessels coming from the South, and
require ships to lay for five day?
Cape Charles station, but it was lifted
for the Rheatia, and she went into i
i port with the yellow Hag dying, and the
idical examining board. There
dean bill of health, and the flag was |
i'Ci'cd. The German Hag also came
down and the Stars and Stripes took j
its place. She will immediately be
lilted out lor a collier, will take on
coal at Lambert's Point, and be hur?
ried lo Key West., It is believed that |
the purchase price was in the neigh
lood of $300.000. The owners of the i
Rheatia were H. Bazcl & Co., of Ham
burse it is a fact worthy of note that 1
j Ulis is tile first German vessel purchas
| ed by this government.
PERILS OF THE SEA.
Eugene Hall, a three-masted schoon?
er, loaded with plaster from New York j
Norfolk, went ashore on Hog Is?
land bar Saturday night during a
heavy fog. The crew were all saved by
life-saving crew. The Merritt j
?eking Company's tug is at work on
vessel. She is leaking badly and
.? be a partial loss,
be Sloop yacht Vala, owned by Dr.
William M. Morrison, of Brooklyn. N.
stranded on Little Inlet Shoals,
mar Smith's Island, Saturday night.
? crew escaped in a small boat, and
??? picked up by the life-saving
acht will be a total loss.
ix-? ,u K. i onleii.
D. A. McPherson et ux.. to A. R.
Thorn, et als., trustee; consideration,
W. E. Cottrell, et ux.. to M. P. Wat
kins: consideration. $2011.
C. lt. E. I. and Loan Co., to Samuel !
E. Robinson; consideration. $2,060.
'I'll.- iihl Dominion Land Company to I
the ?'. I:. 10. 1. and Loan Co.; consider- |
A. E. Dickerson to the C. R. E. I. and |
Loan Company; consideration, $70.
W. E. Barrett et ux.. to the C. R. E. I.
anil Loan Company: exchange.
It. M. Lett, trustee to Robert Dos
wcll: consideration $616.
W. .1. Neims, et als., trustees, to S. J.
ITarwood: release deed.
F. F. Causey, trustee
wood: release deed.
S. .1. Harwood, et ux.,
beil. et als., trustees;
to S. J. Har
to S. A. Lam
NEW Y. M. C- A. SECRETARY.
I'HAI'LOTTKSVILLE, VA., May 24.
Mr. .1. M. I'.rodiuix. a graduate
Princeton, and until recently a me
bor of the graduating class of Prince?
ton Theological Seminary, has been en?
gaged as general secretary of the Uni
versiiy of Virginia Y. M. <'. A. for next
session. Mr. Brodnax has been at the
University for several months and has
commending himself to students and
professors alike as an earnest, active,
business-like man. and the work will
prosper in bis hands.
The newly appointed committee on
religious exercises for next session is
composed of Professors Perkinson. Llle
and Dunnington. This committee has
charge of all the religious exercises in
"Remember the Maine" pictures at
ADAMS* RACKET STORE. my23tf
Ho Tenders His Institutions for the
Care of Sojqiers" Children.
WASHINGTON. May 24.?Rev H
M. Wharton. D. 1).. or Baltimore, the
founder and head of two large orphan?
ages, one at Charlotte, N. C., for col?
ored, and the other at Luray, Va.. for
white children, has tendered to the gov?
ernment these homes for the care,
without charge, ot any child or child
fer arid acceptinti the proposal in the
ed during the present war.
Secretary Alger has written Dr.
Wharton commending his patriotic of?
fer und accapting the proposal in the
spirit in which it was offered.
Secretary Alger's letter to Dr. Whar?
ton is as follows:
'War Department, Washington, May
"My Dear Sir:?I want to thank you
for your unselfish and patriotic tender
of the institutions under your conduct
for the use of those children who may
be orphaned during the war. For this
kind offer, you have the thanks of the
READY TO SAIL.
Australia Will Leave For Manila
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24.?The first
Manila expedition is now ready to sail
at a moments notice, though its depar?
ture is not exepected until tomorrow.
It comprises 2,600 men. under the im?
mediate command of Major General
Anderson, whose headquarters are on
the Australia, which is lying in the
strea tonight in close proximity of the
City of Pekin and City of Sydney.
When the last soldier had embarked
and the vessel drew away from the
dock all of the whistles and bells in
tlie city announced the farewell and
God speed of San Francisco to the
boys in blue.
AT CHICK AM AUGA PARK.
Over 30,000 Troops are Mobilized
CHICKAMAUGA NATIONAL PARK.
May 24.?There are now 36.000 men in
the volunteer army under the tents
at this point, and the officers of the
ami}* expect that by Saturday night
there will be 44.000.
The third Tennessee regiment, the
first distinctively southern corps ar?
rived today under command of Calo
nel J. P. Duff. 1,005 officers and men.
The day at the park was unmarked
by any incident except the battle drill
of the first division of the first co*ps.
The movements were under command
of General Wilson and the men were
put through the exercises in a very
thorough manner. The regiments have
been in camp long enough to have be?
come ineured to the climate as well as
the work, and the manoeuvres were
characterized by great energy, enthu?
siasm and precision.
General Brackenridge and staff today
continued the inspection of the first
corps in detail. He found the hospi?
tal facilities inadequate, but fortunate?
ly there are very few sick, and are be?
ing cared for at St. Vincent's hospital
by the sisters of charity.
He states that in a very short time
the hospital department will be in
good condition. General Breckenrldge
today gave orders for a sham battle for
MAY HAVE A BASE.
Probable that Our Warships Will Get
Supplies at Honolulu.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24.?The
steamer Zeelandia, with the following
Honolulu advices, arrived this even?
Honolulu, May 15th?Members of the
cabinet refuse point blank to deny or
affirm the rumor that this government
has offered the islands to the Ameri?
can government as a base of opera
lions in the war with Spain. The de?
tails of a bill having this object in view
were sent to the Senate in secret. It
was drafted by friends of annexation
in the United States. The members
of the Hawaiian Senate object to the
bill, saying that all the republic can
do or offer to do is constrained in the
annexation treaty. President Dole has
no power to cede the Islands, without
ratification by the Hawaiian legisla?
This country has not declared neu?
trality as yet and will probably not
do so. In the meantime the American
troops will be allowed directly and
openly by the government all the free?
dom of this port. They will be sold all
the food supplies and coal they can
carry off, and will be given all ths as?
sistance lying within the power of the
people. The Bennlngton is still an?
chored in the harbor; she is ready to
go to sea at any moment. Arrange?
ments will be made for a fitting recep?
tion for the troops passing through here
on their way to Manila.
ARMOR FOR BATTLESHIPS.
Bids Opened by the Navy Department
WASHINGTON, May 24.?Bids were
opened today for supplying the armor
for the battleships Illinois, Alabama
and Wisconsin, now in course of con?
struction at the Union Iron Works,
Newport News and Cramps.
This is the second time that the gov?
ernment has endeavored to secure bids
for supplying the armor for these ships.
The first effort made about a year ago
was unsuccessful because Congress
had made the minimum cost per ton
for the armor at a figure below th?
cost of production. The present ap?
propriation bill having increased the
price allowed to $400 per ton, today's
efforts were successful.
. For the Illinois the two armor com?
panies. Bethlehem and Carnegie, di?
vided the bids, one taking the lighter
armor and the other the heavier. For
the Alabama the Bethlehem company
bid $1.022,504, while the Carnegie com?
pany did not bid. For the Wisconsin,
the Carnegie company bid $1.023,504.
The rate in each case was $400 per ton
flat for bolts and armor, the maximum
amount allowed by Congress. The
Bethlehem company undertakes to be?
gin deliveries of armor within seven
months after contract and to supply
300 tons monthly. The Carnegie com?
pany will begin December 1, next, and
supply the same amount monthly.
KILLED IN A SALOON.
MACON, GA., May 24.?James Ker
shaw, a son of a prominent broker
here, was shot tonight by a negro bar
tender in Randall's saloon and instant?
ly killed. John Carr. who accompanied
Kcrshaw. was shot in the neck, the
wound being probably fatal,
The boys had called for a beer and
had a dispute with the negro who used
a double-barreled shot-gun with the
WHERE IS CERVERA?
(Copyright, 1808. by Associated Press.)
PORT A UPR1NCE, HAYTl, May 24
?According to a current rumor here
the Spanish Cape Verde squadron,
commanded by Admiral Cervera
which arrived recently at Santiago De
Cuba, subsequently sailed form that
port and her destination is unknown.
GROWTH OF PATRIOTISM.
It was no French champagne, but
American, whjch was used in the
launching of the battleship Alabama.
How cou'ld one expect the daughter of
Senator Morgan to be anything but
One of the compensations of the six?
ty-eighth per cent, of Illiterate In Spain
will reside In the fact that they will
not be obliged to read the history that
she is now making.
Quean's Birthday Celebrated at Tamos
TAMPA FLA.. May 2i.-Ja honor of!
gueen Victoria's birthday and to cele?
brate the ties of friendship between the
United States and Great Britain a
dinner was given at Tampa Bay Hotel
today, at which were present nearly all
or the United States warships at Tam?
pa and all the representatives of for?
eign governments here.
Behind a mass of flowers at one end
of the hall a regimental band was sta?
tioned and national airs of the two
countries were played between the
toasts, the musical program commenc?
ing with "God Save the Queen" and
ending with "The Star Spangled Ban?
ner." Flags of the two countries were
Colonel A. A. Wiley, of the staff of
Governor Johnson of Alabama, acted
as toast master. The following toast-'
"Her Britannic Majesty Victoria.
Queen of England and Empress of In?
"The President of the United States,
the Chief Magistrate of the Proudest
and Grandest Kepublic on Earth."
"The Army and Navy."
"Our Noble-hearted Countrywomen."
Telegrams were read form \V. R.
Day, secretary of state: the admiral of
the British fleet In the West Indies;
Governor Bloxham, of Florida; R. K. ,
McClure. of Philadelphia: Page Baker, j
of New Orleans, and others.
At noon a battery of artillery at
Port TaTmpa and the big guns on the ,
gunboat Helena boomed out a salute in
honor of the Queen.
WANTS TO SEARCH THE ADULA.
Spanish Consul Looking for American !
Copyright. 189S. by Associated Press.)
KINGSTON. JAMAICA. May 24.?
The Spanish consul here, acting under
the neutrality proclamation, asks of j
the colonial authorities the right to
search the steamer Adula when she ar?
rives from Cienfuegos tomorrow night
for Americans or other persons who
? nay have taken advantage of her to
leave that city. He is in search of dis?
patches from the American blockade
fleet to the Navy Department ami for
MjmmunicatioiiK from spies. He aver/
that on her previous trip from Cienfue?
gos the Adula brought mail from the
United States cruiser Marblehad and
he cites the British neutral laws, de
daring that official dispatches are con?
The colonial authorities, after inqui?
ry, replied that no proof existed of tin
existence of official dispatches from the
Marblehead by only personal letters
from officers and men which were ac?
cepted as a mark of courtesy for mail?
The Spanish consul persisted in his
demand for the privilege of examing
all packages brought by the steamer
and the personal effects of the passen?
gers and the colonial government re?
plied that such a thing could not b -
allowed without proof of the necessity
tor the act. The authorities enquired
of London for advice. They ate re?
luctant to do anything lo offend the
United States and yet are determined
to maintain strict neutrality.
FLAG FOR ALGER.
He is Asked to Have it Planted on
WASHINGTON, May 24.?There was
an interesting scene in the ante-room
of Secretary Algol's office at Lhe War
Department this evening, when a dele?
gation of veterans from T. M. K. L.:e
post, of Merchantville, N. J., present?
ed the secretary with a large and
handsome tiag. Its dimensions are 21x
32 feel. It was bought originally by
the Corn Exchange of Philadelphia in
1861, when a regiment of soldiers was
enticed under it. The presentation
speech was made by Past Department
Commander Henry L. Hartshorn, who
referred to the services of Secretary
Alger while commander-ln-chief of the
Grand Army, and in conclusion asked
that he direct that the Hag be the first
lo be- unfurled on Mono Castle flag?
staff, when Havana comes into posses?
sion of the United States government.
Secretary Alger made a feeling re?
sponse to the address and in conclusion
"1 thoroughly believe that an over
ruling Providence is placing this great
burden on the American people. Our
country has taken up the cause of hu?
manity and it will not lay down its
arms until Cuba is free and a govern?
ment of the people and by the people
is re-established. I thank you for the
flag and will direct that it be raised
over Mono Castle when it is in our
NOT SHORT OF WOKK.
Washington t'orreapouitenf'Talks Til rough
The Norfolk Virginian and Pilot yes?
terday published the following special
"Ex-Congressman Libby is here and
is a frequent visitor at the Navy De?
partment. He is at present interested
in securing more work for the Newport
News shipyard, which is said to be
running short of work.
"Mr. Libby is an enthusiastic work?
er for his section, and his extensive ac?
quaintance among public men and
government officials usually crowns
his efforts with success."
This is another evidence that the
blundering Virginian and Pilot cannot
refer to Newport News without show?
ing its ignorance of the true condition
of affairs on this side of the water.
Perhaps this enterprising journal's
correspondent judges the state of in?
dustry at the mammoth shipbuilding
plant on the James by the lifeless con?
dition of affairs that has settled over
the Gosport navy yard after the brief
rush on war work. The shipyard here
now keeps 3.600 hands busy and will
probaly have to take on more men in
the near future.
Mr. Libby is in Washington looking
after the interests of Newport News,
but his services as solicitor for the
shipyard are not required.
HE IS STILL WITH US.
Oh. the man who howled the loudest
A month or so ago?
Who was mad because the President
Was "so infernal slow"?
Whose blood was fairly boiling.
Who was sweating bloody sweat?
Have you noticed that he's loafing
Around here yet?
Oh. the fellow who was fuming.
Who was stewing day and night?
Who was ripping, who was tearing,
Who was spoiling for a fight
Have you noticed, gentle reader.
That he doesn't fume or fret.
And that he hasn't taken
His departure yet?
A TEST OF NAVAL SPEED.
In a recent test of speed at Gibraltar |
the British Channel squadron succeed?
ed In putting in 8000 tons of coal and
getting ready for sea in 48 hours.
Two hundred dozen best Masson's i
Fruit Jars, pints, quarts and half gal?
lons. ADAMS' RACKET STORE.
New line of Pictures, Photo Frames.
Wall Pockets and Ornaments at
ADAMS' RACKET STORE. my23-tf I
"A Great Dial"
Of talk about the beautiful straw
hats this season at Woodward & |
*" |1'n13?"fi'VTfilrtI?ff? IN 6$gsm6W,
General Apsembly Transacts Import?
NEW ORLEANS. May 24.?The flfti,
day's session of the General Assembly
of the Presbyter;an chrueh of the Uni?
ted Stales convened this morning. Tht
devotional exercises proceeding the
business session were conducted by
Rev. s. M. Logan, of Midd'.esboro. K>
The most important overtures wert
Presbyterians of Mulenburg to re?
quest tlie committee on publication to
publish free doctrinal tracts. Mow
gomery. a new lot of Psalms and
hymns. The committee on Sabbath
observation reported that there was a
gravely increasing disregard of tin
Sabbatii in the transportation and de?
livery of the mails, that should occups
the attention of the assembly in regard
to the violation of the Lord's Day
Among the illustrations given were the
Sunday newspapers which diminished
the attendance at church and the
amount of contribution.
Rev. J. W. Waden, or Athens. 0a..
was added to the committee to prepare
a new hymnal.
A petition was read from many col?
ored churches asking delay in form?
ing the separate colored body, the ma?
jority not being prepared for it.
There will be a special communion
service tomorrow night at which Rev.
J. C. Hopkins will preside and Rev. Dr.
B. Palmer, preach the sermon.
THEY WERE ASLEEP.
( By Telegraph.)
SAVANNAH. OA., May 24.?The cor?
oner's investigation of the Florida Cen?
tral & Peninsula Railroad collision, in
which Private Barbee, of the First
North Carolina regiment, was killed
and Privat?- Coleolhoun was seriously
injured, showed that the conductor,
brakeman and flagman of the freight
train, which collided with the military
train, were asleep when the third sec?
tion of the passenger train passed the
siding on which the freight was wait?
ing ami did not know whether signals
were displayed, indicating another sec
lion was to follow. The engineer de?
nied he was asleep, but was in doubt
about the signals and relied on tie
tirenian. who said none were displayed
A bridge lender a mile away testllled
ho heard the whistle blasts of the
passing passengor train. The fireman
has not yet been found, hut an effort
will be made to get him before the jury
tomorrow. Tie- crew of the freight
train had lie n fourteen I ours on dut\
when the accident occurred.
A BAN K EB M?RDEREt?.
TAMPA. FLA., -day 24.?The horri?
bly mutilated form of William McLe.-d.
a prominent banker of St. Petersburg.
Fla., was found today on the ru ft road
track in th? lower part ..r tlso Pott
Brooke reservation, a disreputable pari
of the city. MeLeod had been shot
four times, any on,- of the wounds be?
ing sufficient to cause death, and the
liruly ilieu placed on tin- railroad track*
with the apparent intention of conceal
ilig the crime.
McLc-od came to Florida in 1SS4 as
lie- representative of the British syn?
dicate Unit built the Orange Belt Rail
road and made other extensive im?
provements on tin- wes-l .oast, lb- b
eame president of the St. i-etersluirM
Slat.- Haul; in Is-:., r-.i. i..- .1 was na?
tive of Ediiiburg. Scotland and was :?
member of in.- Scottish Hanker*
There is.no cine to the murdc-ivrs.
Do you need a Dinner Set. Tea Set
or Toilet Set ?; only assi.rtrneul in tile
city. ADAMS' RACKET STORE.
Houses For Sale.
Nine room dwelling on 34lh street,
near West avenue. lias ali modern
conveniences and will be ready for oc?
cupancy June 1. Price $4.000.
Six room house on 29lh street. AI!
modern conveniences. Price $l,3~.0.
Six room house on 2Mb street, new
and nicely located. Price $1.4"0.
Tenement dwelling on leased ground,
renting tor $::o a month. Price $000
This properly pays ::.> per cent, net
after deducting ground rent.
Several neu houses in East End
ranging in price from Jsnii to $2.000.
Wo can mal;.- v.-ry easy terms on the
properties advertised above. Small
cash payment and the balance in
monthly installments will be satisfac?
Hotir.es and stores for rent in all sec?
tions of the city.
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
General Real Esiate,
fife. Lue Qfl? Acciaani insurance ngcnis.
K. BKINKXTtlM, Siu..?Ber
SFfcLTAL It AT KS TO COMMKItClA'
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN W.AtV
from healthy cows
?stable as cleaD
as a house and al?
ways open for Inspection?6 cents a
quart or 3 cents a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cents a
pint In glass bottles. Delivered aaiy
where in the city. .
J. EE. I-angslow.
J. MACKEY, Proprietor.
7tic Best.Knovn Safoon Man
iu Newport Newt, ? ? ? ?
flrt&ST EXPORT BEER MADE.
Comfortable Pool and Billiard
Parlors Adjoining Cafe.
R. J, MACKEY.
E. W. JOHNSON
CONTRACTOR arid BuiLDEr.
NEWPORT NHWa, VA.
Plans and Specifications Prepared on
HOWES WORK A StP50C?AXfflTt
ANO SO IS
Bear Paw Buffet,
44S Twenty-effhth stret,
is the place to get cold?Ice cold?beer
on draught, also National and Pabst
Export Beer?Ice cold.
Mint Julips and all mixed drinks.
The finest brands of pure whiskey
always on carried in stock, Claret
Wines and all seasonable drinks.
Todd's "Private Stock at 25e a pint
Is as good as any that costs double the
JtSTPerfvct order always maintained
A, gentleman's place.
THE BEAR PAW BUFFET
44S Twenty-eighth street,
Q. W. Todd, Proprietor.
'P HE NORFOLK * WASHINGTON
4- STEAMBOAT COi'PANT.
The New and Powerful Iron Palac4
tteamers. Newport News. Washington
? ud Norfolk, will leave dally u followe:
steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North street at. 1:60 p. BL.
;.cavf Norfolk, fco of MatheWB
street at. 4:1? p. m.
Leave Old Point r.t. 7:29 p. m.
trrive Washington at. 4:45 a.m.
B. ft O. R R. PENN. R. S.
.eu\e Washington at S:00aui r.iO a 01
\M-ive Philadelphia at 11:10 am 10:4? a ui
Arrive Sow Yurt al 2:00 pu 1:23 pm
ili bound, b. * O. It. 15. Ponn. ft. R
eave? New Vor? at li:S0aio l:i>u ,i in
eaves Pbllailclptita al l:?!;?! p m 3:IS p .i
arrives in Wa'niajjtou 4:80 jim s IS p n.
?leaimr? leave Washington at 7:u0 p rn
vrrivo H'ortress Monroe at 0:31, a in
\rrive Koiloik at i:U<i a a.
arrive I'oi'U-iuouth at ?:00 a ni
The trip down the riMloriO "oto?,-ac rt?cr
.ml Chesapeake bay on the CK^ant .-oeamefg
?t tain Company is unsurpassed. Tne
le.iiaeis aic oouinaraUvely new, having
leeu built in 1?! t, and are wtea up In the
uio:?i luxuriant mtuner, w ti ll electric lights,
?all hells and steam beat ill tusch loom. Tha
.*'uica aie HUppilsd With eviiry tlelicsoy ol
he seisou trout thfi markets of Washington
Vor turUiar inio.-malion apply to
I). CALLAH.VS; Agent.
Not folk. V*.
LL DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.
D.ULl SERVICE BETWEEN
W Vi >IUi AND VIRGINIA POINTS.
he elegant passenger steamships
lestov.n, Guyandotte, Princess
le. OIU Dominion, leave New York
ry day except Sunday at 3:00 P. M.
I tor Norfolk and Newport News, touch?
ing al Fortress Monroe on the aouth
The ships of this line leave Norfolk
for New York direct every day except
I Sunday at 5:30 o'clock.
short, delightful and Invigorating
I First-class, straight, Including
and berth . i 8.00
First-class, round trip, Includ?
ing meals and berth . 13.00
Steerage without subsist a nee .... 4.50
steamer Luray arrives from Smith
Id and leaves for Norfolk daily ex
>pt Sunday, al 8:20 A. M. Returning
es Norfolk from Hay Line wharf
?y day except Sunday at 3 P. M.
M. B. CROWE LL. Agent.
rP HE STEAMER 8 A. M'CALL
L will If-ave Newport New? with both
igtvi and passeiigera for Petersburg
r:y Monday, Wednesday and Friday
ibout 7:15 A. M.. and. will Dave Newport
iws for Norfolk every Tuesay, Thur?
:iv an^t Saturday abort 3:30 P. U.
Will leave Norfolk ev?ry Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday it 6 A. If.
tharp 3. W. PHILLIPS
1 BESAPEAKK ft OHIO RAILWAY
TXVI TRAINS DAU Y FOR WASH
1TOV TWO THBOUG-H TRAINS
In EFFECT JANUARY t. 18?8.
WESTWARD. I No. I
Lv. Newport New? ! 9:00 a.
Ar. Richmond 11:15 a.
Ar Washington [*3:40 p.
Lv. Richmond I 2:15 p.
Ar. Charlottesv?l? I 6:41 p.
Ar. Clif tos Forg? 8:67 p.
Ar. Hot Spring? i.
Ar Ronceverte .| S:61 p.
Ar. White Sulp. 8pffS | ??g
Ar. Huntington I 1:26 a.
Ar. Cincinnati [ 7:55 a.
Ar Louisville 111:00 a.
11: JO p.
?Except Sunday. Other time daily.
No. 1 Old Point to Cincinnati and
Louisville daily. Parlor cajr Old Point
Richmond and Pullman sleeping car
iUetuuond for Cincinnati, Louisville aad
Louis. Meali. served on drnln? car
-vvst of Gordonsvllile. Connects at R!ch
Dt-l for Lynchburg aadi L*xingb?a,
no. B for Cincinnati dally. PuUm&a
Alee.per? Old Point to Hlntioa, W. Va.,
GopJonsville to Cincinnati and
Louisville. Meals served on dhtlug car*
For 1 No. S I No. 4
Norfolk._I Dally. , Dally.
j Ly, Newport New? | 11:06 a. |?:0?p,
Norfolk i 12:06 p. 7:80 p.
Ar. Portsmouth ! 12:18 p. ! 7:16 P.
For I No. 2 1 Not ?
Oil Point_, DaUy. | Daily.
11-06*. I 8:09 p.
11:28 a- ?:2*p.
U'.tS a. t 6:6? P.
j Lv. Newport New
Steamer Loub-e leaves Portsmonck
ini.ly at 7:40 A. M. mo 3 P. M.; leave*
Norfolk 8 A. M. and !:30 P. M. fox New
For tickets, rates ajid other iaforma?
don, apply to E. TV. Robinson, ticket
agent, Newport Newe, Va., oc John D.
Potts, assistant ??n*r*l paosaaaer
MERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS?
PORTATION C'O.'S STEAMSHIP
LINES FOR BOSTON, PROVI?
Leave Newport News via Norfolk for
Boston every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, sailing from Norfolk at 6 P.
M. Leaves for Providence May 2nd,
Oth, 10th, 14th. 18th, 23rd, 27th and 31st.
Leave Newport News for Baltimore
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 5 P. M., connecting for Washington,
Philadelphia and New York. Fare to
Baltimore, one way, $3.00; round trip,
$5.00, including stateroom berth. Ac?
commodations and cuisine unequalled.
Freight and passengers taken for all
points north and east.
For further information apply to
L. C. SATJNDERS, Agent,
Newport News, V&.
W. P. TURNER. G. P. A.
, J. C. "WHITNEY. T. M.
- General Office, Baltimore. Md.