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VOL III, NO. 129.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. SUNDAY, MAY 20, 169o!
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Flag Raising at Camp War?
Bauuera Purchased by Ladies of Newp,
Siiwa. Presentation Spe.cli |>y
Mayor Post. Kxerclses Com.
uieuc-eut 3::to O'clock.
The celebration of the national dect
ration day will be u-gala occasion i
The criet interest in the day's cerenu
nies will center about Camp Wurbui
ton where there will be raised, with
fitting dignity and splendor, for the I
,rst time to flutter above the heads of
Pennsylvania's suns since their advent
upon Virginia soil, the symbol which
today binds the hearts of all Americans
together and wipes away all trace of
bitterness which once separated the
North and the South?the Star .Span?
It will be a splendid spectacle that
?will be witnessed at the camp, such a
one as will be remembered for many
days to come in this city. Kv. ry pre?
paration is being made which will In?
sure the perfect success of the occas?
ion. A number of visitors from Phil?
adelphia and vicinity are expected
to be present to do honor to tie- boys
from the Key Stone State, and the men
at the camp are making ready to give
their guests a royal welcome. From
Port Monroe, of which Camp Warbur
ton is a sub-station, a detachment of
men will be here, composed of the reg?
ulars and Maryland beys on duty at the
lost, while representatives of the aux
Hary cruisers Dixie and Yosemite will
ome up from Old Point to join in the
estivities of the day.
There will be three Hags presented tc
.he camp. One of these, a regular past j
flag, twenty by ten feet, will be turn?
ed over to Captain Warburton, who, as j
the ranking officer of the camp, w
accept it in the name of the can
The other two flags are red guidons, on
one of which appears the letter "A"
in white, while the other is marked in
like manner with a "C." These latter
flags are to be presented to the' two j
batteries. Captain Warburton receiving
the one intended fur Battery A, and
Captain Waters accepting the one for |
The gifts which will tomorrow be
made to the boys in Camp Warburton
have been procured through the efforts
of the ladies of Newport News, and
. in raising the funds necessary fur t
purchase of the Hags the ladies ;
united, the North and the South lo
ally touching shoulders in their pa- j
triotic desire to see the Suu-s and j
Stripes flying over the heads of the |
gallant volunteers encamped in the
midst of our city. Horseman & Co.,
of Philadelphia, made the banners, and
word was received in the city yesterday
that they had been shipped and would
arrive in the city today.
The ceremonies at Camp Warburton
will commence promptly at 3;30 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon, and will be held
near the guard tent, where has been
erected the camp Hag pole. While the
people are assembling, and at intervals
during the program, a band, prubably
that from the Soldiers' Hume, will en?
liven the occasion by rendering soul
inspiring hymns of the nation, which
today have more power hr them than
ever before. The two batteries cd' ar?
tillery will be drawn up in review while
the Hags are being presented.
First the post Hag will be turned
over to Captain Warburton by Mayor
W. A. Post, and after his presetation
apeech the symbol will be run to the j
top of the flag pole. As it gracefully
unfolds itself to the breeze the officers
and men of the two batteries wdl sa?
lute the colors. Battery A with their
revolvers and Battery C with their sa?
bres, and the band will strike up "The
Star Spangled Banner."
As Camp Warburton is merely a sub?
station of Fort Monroe, and is not an
Independent post, it is against army
regulations for the men to salute the
colors with a gun.so the bursting report
of a cannon, which would add greatly
to the enthusiasm of the ceremony,
will not re-echo through the city as the
flag is caught in the fond embrace or |
the gentle zephers.
Mayor Post will then present the
guidons to the commander uf the two j
batteries. The speeches of acceptance j
?will be made by Captain Warburton. of
Battery A; and Captain Waters, of Bat?
tery C, respectively. ~
.Lieutenant Cresswell. of Battery A.
as camp adjutant, will be in charge of
the ceremonies. After the flag raising
a committee of twenty ladies will be
entertained by the officers of the camp.
CAMP SURGEON ARRIVES.
Dr. Anderson, of Hagertown, Md.,
?who was recently elected to the office
of camp surgeon by the two batter ies
of artillery now stationed at Camp
Warburton, arrived in this city yester?
day. Dr. Anderson will serve with the
two batteries wherever they may be
called upon to go.
BUT ON THE GAMES.
Early yesterday evening Quarter?
master Sergeant Crowhnrst, of Bat?
tery A, called at the Daily Press of?
fice with anxious inquiries as to the re?
sult of the intercollegiate games which
took place in New York yesterday. Se
geant Crowhust came down town
learn the news in order to appease the |
thirst for tidings of the events which
were burning some of the men at Camp
Warburton, many of whom had staked
considerable sums of money on their
Of course Pennsylvania was a decid?
ed favorite in the betting, but there
were also backers found for the other
colleges. Most of the wagers, however,
were made on individual winners, it
being generally accepted that Pennsyl?
vania, as a team, would finish on .op.
WITH COMPANY C.
In a personal letter dater May 27th,
C. A. Baldwin, a member of the Hunt?
ington Rifles, writes from Camp Lee i
the following, which is of general inter?
est to citizens of Newport News:
"We have settled down to the dull I
monotony of camp life. All of the
boys are in fine spirits and anxiously |
waiting orders to go to the front. Ser?
geant Wllkins is improving.
"Company C is fortunate in having
among its members skilled workmen
representing nearly every avocation.
For instance, the handsome sign which
marks the company's camp at the cor?
ner of Seventh street (Camp Lee), was
painted by a member of the company.
We have a comfortably built cook
kitchen^and dining tables which were
put tip ' in a giffy by the company's
first class mechanics. ?
"Ariyoue with a musical turn is wel?
come around camp, a considerable part
of the leisure time being passed aw ay
in singing and instrumental .music of
various kinds. ..
"There are crowds of visitors to the
camp every afternoon. We were hon?
ored by a visit from twa of Newport
New?' most prominent business men?
Messrs. Eastman and Kiddick?on
Thursday. They made the boys happy
with a nice present of two large boxes
of upples and bananas, which was a
most acceptable gift and much appre?
"A meeting was held tonight to form
a V. M. C. A. in the Fourth Regiment.
"The soldier boys are expecting u
good crowd up from home Sunday."
NEW INFANTRY COMPANL.
Tile second call fur volunteers, which
was issued several days ago. has caus?
ed joy in the hearts of the promotors
of Newport News' infant military or?
ganization, anti has developed in the
men a profound interest in their under?
taking, which gives promise of render?
ing them one of the most efficient body ;
of young warriors which the Old Do- j
minion will furnish to Uncle Sam in
lids, his hour of need. ?
Nearly every night the aspirants for
military glory meet at the Casino and
are put through the regular prelimi?
nary movements, and it is decidedly
interesting to note the marked im?
provement in military bearing and ap
titude which the men display from
day to day.
At first there was uneasiness among
those interested in the organization of
the new company lest their services,
when tendered to Governor lloge Ty?
ler, would be rejected, but the Pres?
ident's second cull has eliminated the
element of doubt on that score from
their minds, and tiny have i be addi?
tional warrant of the co-operation of
Lieutenant Governor Edward Echols,
who has himself equipped a. company
at his home city. SUiutlton, und of At?
torney General A. .1. Montague, both
of whom have written to those interes?
ted in tlie project, assuring them that
every effort would be used which in
their power lay to have tin- company
commissioned by the governor.
The law re,piires thai there shall he
at least forty-one men in a company
before it shall be commissioned, but
this number has been far out-distanced;
In view of tins fact, a committee of
three will go to Richmond Tuesday
and present the claims of the infant
company for organization, in order
that there may be no delay in going
to the front. This committee is com?
posed of Hon. Thomas Temple Powell.
Captain George Fitchett and First
Lieutenant C. d Berkeley.
To a Daily Press reporter Lieutenant
Berkeley said in reply to a question:
"At the present rate of improvement
the men can be in condition to take the
field for active service thirty days after
we are commissioned." He anticipates
no difficulty from being refused.
"These men," said Lieutenant Berke?
ley, "are conservative fellows. who
thought well before Joining tin; com?
pany, and now that they are in they
are taking an unusual interest in its
There is a subscription list being gen?
erally circulated through the city for
the purpose of raising funds for this
war-born organization, and those who
have been approached have, with one
exception responded liberally. The
funds raised in this manner will he de?
voted to defraying the expenses of the
company for hall and lights, and the
fare to Richmond of the committee
No name has yet been selected for the
new company, and it is probable that
It will not honor the name of any in?
dividual unless some one be found pa
tdiotic enough to merit the compli?
ment by making the organization an
AT FORT MONROE.
Colonel Lane, of the First Hegiment
.it" Maryland volunteers, stationed at
Fort .Monroe, was called upon to fur?
nish a guard for duty yesterday for the
first, time- since the arrival of his com?
mand at the post.
<m Friday Colonel I.nne received a
?ommunicalion from Past Adjutant
Phillips, notifying him that he wou'd
have to furnish a guard for duty yes?
terday, consisting of an officer of the
? lay. four sergeants, ten corporals and
thirty-six privates. This detail was
formell into four guards, on,- posted at
the main entrance of (lie fort. . us
signed to picket duly on the Mil: Creek
roail. one stationed at the 10-inch bat?
tery and one on guard at tin- 12-inch
Lieutenant Hawkins was die officer
of the guard. The sergeants, who wore
mounted with horses belonging to the
post artillery, were assigned to duty
with the tour guards, each having
charge of one.
it is stated Unit one of the First's
battalions will be put int.. camp at the
Pines Battery, w here work has already
been commenced of clearing away the
underbrush to make room for the
local i:\.sr.u \i.i..
riirru tiiiim s I'luyed In New port New,
There were three grimes of base ball
The regular Newport News team met
the olympias. of Norfolk, at the East
End park, and managed to score thir?
ty-two times while their adversaries
were getting around three times.
The only error made by the home
team was Parker's error In the sixth,
when he allowed one of the Norfolk
men to reach first, but it was not cost?
ly, n.s the man was thrown out ut sec?
Norfolk's fielding was of the very
yellowest order and accounts for many
of the runs scored by the home team.
The score by innings:
Newport News.(I 2 0 IS 0 10 1?32
Olympias . 1 0 0 0 0 0 2?3
Batteries: Magec and Johnson; Dan?
iels and Shi pp.
The Young Americas, and Marine
Stars, two local nines, played a game
of ball yesterday afternoon in which
the former were victorious by a score
of 30 to 5. Batteries: Gilpin and Mai
falcon: Healy and Gerring.
The Deweys and the Sampsons, two
nines composed of machinists at the
shipyard, crossed bats yesterday after?
noon, the Deweys going the Sampsons
one better in run-getting. Gump and
Kelley were in the points Cor the vic?
torious Deweys, while Smith and Tru
by did the honors for the Sampsons.
Score: Deweys, 15; Sampsons, 14.
Mout h ly M< ?liiig Today.
The Missionary Society of the Wash?
ington Avenue Methodist church will
holds its regular monthly meeting In
the church this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The following program will be ren?
Prayer?By the President.
Minutes of last meeting.
Solo?By Miss Lena Didlake.
Address?By Rev. B. F. Llpscomb.
Solo?Miss Carrie Davis.
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COL. BRAXTON'S FUNERAL.
It Will Take Place This Afternoon From
the Kapllst Church. j
The funeral of Colonel Carter Rt
Braxton, whose death occurred Friday
night at his home on Washington av
euue, will take place this afternoon at
4 o'clock from the Twenty-ninth street
Baptist church, of which he has long
been a member. Rev. C. C. Cox, pas-f
tor of the church will officiate.
The funeral will be conducted by
the local lodge of the Royal Arcanum)
of which Colonel Braxton was a mem?
ber. The following will act as honor?
.Messrs. Georgn B. Vest, James A.
Curtis, Capt. H. E. Parker, A. S. Segar,
W. S. Saunders. Colonel Thomas Tabb.
Thomas Chandler, Colonel Morton
Marye and Colonel Meyers, of Rich?
mond. The active pall-bearers will be
Messrs. Scott Boyenton, V. B. Barclay,
U. G. Smith, J. L. Marye. J. K. M.
Newton, John Read, Judge T. J. Bar
ham and Fielding Slaughter.
At a meeting yesterday of the Board
or Directors of the Newport Neds Gas
Company assembled to take action on
the death of Colonel Braxton, Its vice
president, the following resolutions
"Whereas, an all-wise Providence, to
whose will be humbly bow, has taken
from us our friend and associate, Car?
ter M. Braxton, and
"Whereas, the officers and directors
of this company desire to record prop?
er tribute to his memory, therefore
"Resolved. That in his death we
have lost a true and loyal friend, a wise
and able cousellor, and whose death we
mourn: that we extend to his bereaved
family our sympathies; that this res?
olution be placed on the records of the
company, and that a copy of same be
sent to the family."
Tlie Business Men's Associa?
tion held a called meeting
yesterday afternoon to take
action on the death of Colonel Brax?
ton. who was an active member of
the association. The following gentle?
men were appointed a committee to
frame suitable resolutions to be pre?
sented to the body for adoption at a
future date: Messrs. R. G. Bickford. A.
A. Moss, R. P. Orr. J. A. Buxton and
J. A. Robinson. A committee of three
was also appointed to select an appro?
priate floral tribute to the memory of
Colonel Braxton. This committee was
composed of Messrs W. C. Stuart, TV.
G. Burgess and .1. G. Livezey.
The association will meet in their
rooms at 3:40 o'clock this afternoon,
and will proceed in a body to the Bap?
tist church to attend the funeral ser?
The interment will be In Greenlawn
.SCHOOL COM SI KN CK HI EMS.
Kxercisen of the Mllpary Academy and
The finals for the Newport News Fe?
male Seminary will extend over two
evenings. The first feature on the pro?
gram of closing exercises. however,
will , take place this evening at S
o'clock.. when Rev. J. S. Boyles, of
"Williamsburg, will preach the bacca?
laureate sermon to the young .lady
graduates at the First Baptist churcli.
The anuual concert will be given at
the Opera House Thursday evening
and on the following night at the same
place will be held the commencement
exercises. Rev. E. T. Wellford, of the
First Presbyterian church, will deliver
the address, which will be followed by
the presentation of medals.
This week will be a gala week in
Newport News. Between Monday and
Saturday will be held the commence?
ment exercises of the three education?
al institutions of the city?the High
School, professor H. H. lipes, princi?
pal; the Newport News Pemale Semi?
nary. -Mrs. M. W. Harwood, principal,
and the Newport News Military Arait
eniy. Col. E. W. Huffman, principal.
The commencement exercies of the
High School takes place tomoroow
. veiling at the Opera House. The pro?
gram has been published heretofore In
the Daily Press.
The threee graduates who will re?-i ive
deplomas from Superintendant T. T.
Powwel'l on this occasion, are Misses
Mary Ellen O'Donnc-11, Rosa W. Mor?
rison and Vivian Charles Binns.
Miss O'Donnell, in addition to receiv?
ing her diploma, captures the Schmelz
medal, offered for the highest gener?
al scholarship record in the High
School, and the Daily Commercial
in.-dal. offered for the highest scholar?
ship and deportment record In the gra?
All of the examinations for the year
were finished Friday afternoon, the
pupils under Prot'. Kpes" direction--hav?
ing been busy with the work the en?
tire week. There were only four ab?
sentees during the week and three of
these were con lined to their homes
The public school year Just closed
has been successful In the fullest
meaning of the word. During the
y.-ar there has been but one death
among the 678 pupils in the schools un?
der Professor Epes.
The cadets and faculty of the New?
port News Military Academy have
completed arrangements for the final
exercises, which will be held at the city
hall on Tuesday and Wednesday ev?
The program is as follows:
Sunday May 29. 8 p. m.?Baccalaure?
ate Sermon. Rev. W. R. Motley.
Tuesday, May 31, 8:15 p. m.?Literary
Society contest, G. F. Cor.way, presi?
Declamation?Eulalian: Horace H.
Rpes, J. Carrol Hudgins. Philobibllan,
Merton W. Morris, Geo. F. Whitley.
Debate?Subject: resolved that na?
tional party lines should not be con?
sidered in municipal elections. Af?
firmative, George F. Conway, John I.
Viney. Negative, W. Goftigan Wood,
E. Littleton Laine.
Wednesday, June 1, 4:30 p. m.?Com?
Annual address, 8 p. m.? Rev. H. E.
Johnson, D. D.
Following are tljf' committees:
Invitation?W. W. Manville. P. R.
Turner, K. F. Gay.
Arrangements. T. B. Huffman, C. V.
Jones, W. M. Phillips, C. T. Brooks, A.
W. Turner. Z. A. Cay.
Marshalls. S. W. Curry, chief; T. W.
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SCHLEY THE STOPPER
That Corks Up the Spanish
ARMY READY TO MOVE
Admiral Sampson Again Notified That
Tromm Will lie TruuttportvU to
Cuba. No Arms for Ulauco
(Copyright, 1S98, by Associated Press.)
KEY -WEST, FLA.. May 2S.?It is
now almost certain that Commodore
Schley has the Spanish fleet bottled up
i the harbor of Santiago de Cuba.
There Is so little duubt about this
that the naval campaign is proceeding
upon the assumption that Admiral Cer
vera is incapable .u? doing any harm.
Within a few days, the exact condi?
tions at Santiago de Cuba will be
known without a shadow of a doubt.
In spite of assertions to the contrary.
Commodore Schley was not absolutely
sure of his game when he last com?
municated with Rear-Admiral Samp?
son, and the commodore will not take
active steps to block up the entrance of
Santiago harbor until he is perfectly
certain that Admiral Cervera's ships
However, he may have done this al?
ready, as Commodore Schley's hist com?
munication, forwarded on Thursday
only reached Rear-Admiral Sampson
The commodore stayed three days at
Cienfuegos. He signalled to his shl|is
"I believe the Spanish tleet Is in the
harbor." On this belief a message was
sent to the American admiral. The do
tails of how Commodore Schley foun<5
out that he was mistaken are not y?l
known. At any rate, acting on the ad?
miral's instructions, the commodore
then moved east, arriving outside San
tiugo de Cuba on Wednesday morning,
The topography of Cienfuegos and
Santiago de Cuba is almost identical.
Both harbors are about six miles long,
with narrow entrances about 300 yards
wide and protected by highland. A
whole tleet could lie in the harbor ot
either place and be Invisible from ths
outside. After his experience at Cien?
fuegos, it is probable that Commodore
Schley was very conservative in decid?
ing whether or not he had caught Ad?
miral t'ervera From the tone of the
dispatches it is evident that the com?
modore soon gained much second-hand
and external evidence which pointed
to Admiral Cervera's presence in the
inner harbor. The evidence was appa?
rently strong enough to make the com?
modore feel certain'; the object of his
trip had been accomplished, but in
view of his prevlo'?s experience, he
would not risk a decisive statement
until after ascertaining the fact lor
Before this dlsp'at'en'"lS published, it
is likely that Commodore Schley has
sent some vessel Into the entrance of
the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, or has
obtained from reliable source ashore in?
formation as to the exact number and
names of the Spanish warships shel?
tered by the hills about that place.
Contrary to the generally expressed
opinion, the harbor of Santloga de Cu?
ba is poorly protected. Like Havana
and San Juan de Porto Rico, it has Its
Morro Castle which Is even a better
target than those at Havana and San
Juan. The only danger to be feared Is
from the mines "which have been laid
in the channel of Santago since the
war was declared.- But, countermining
would probably render these mines
harmless should it prove desirable for
Commodore Schley's ships to enter the
harbor. Such a step, however. Is un?
In this connection it may be noted
that since commencement of the naval
operations, the moral effect of the
mines has been great. This condition
promises to continue and will probably
mark the naval operations to a greater
extent than ever Imagined In the past.
The blockade of northern Cuba con?
tinues uneventful and is apparently
successful. The measures of precaution
which Rear-Admiral Sampson adopted
up to yesterday to guard the eastern
and western passages did not detract
from the efficacy of the blockade.
Now that the element of uncertainty
regarding the Spanish ships where?
abouts Is almost entirely removed, the
ships which were solely occupied in
watching for the Spaniards have be?
come an additional force.for the block?
ade, and without any inconvenient
change of position. Commodore Schley
has been reinforced, but his position
was clearly so strong that the rein?
forcement which he received made no
difference to the strong fleet in northern
The rumors of the sailing of a sec?
ond Spanish squadron did not worry
Rear-Admiral Sampson In the slightest
degree. His feelings on this subject
were aptly expressed recently when he
"I am perfectly satisfied that we have
bagged those fellows," (referring to
Admiral Cervera's ships).
For the second time since war was
declared the admiral has been notified
that the army is ready to move. This
is good news to all the naval officers.
By great good fortune, no accident
has occurred of sufficient Importance to
render any of our ships utterly help?
less or beyond the aid of towing dur?
ing the fleet's cruising of the past
month. Such accidents, however, are
quite within the bounds of possibility.
During the week's cruise of the flag?
ship New York from Matanzas toward
the eastern end of Cuba and back,
there were few accidents of Interest.
Everything centered in the news from
Commodore Schley and disappointment
was visible in every face when it be?
came generally known that the Com?
modore was mistaken In thinking he
had Admiral Cervera bottled up at Ci?
enfuegos. but this feeling soon gave
way to the renewed enthusiasm when
news was received from Santiago do
Cuba. This really was more accepta?
ble than the reports from Cienfuegos.
for had Admiral Cervera succeeded in
effecting a landing at Cienfuegos he
would most likely have been enabled to
transport his alleged cargo of arms
and ammunition to Havana, while from
Santiago de Cuba it will be almost im?
possible for him to do so.
The sharpest, kind of a lookout was
kept. On Thursday and Friday the
squadron's cruise was made in better
weather than during the first part of
the week. The moon, too, lightened
the work of peering after the Spaniards
and a chase last night was the only
event worth recording.
The New York had left the fleet far
behind and was speeding toward Key
West, with the Vesuvius as consort.
As the sun was going down a sail was
sighted. Witli foam swishing from her
bow, the flagship steamed toward the
She was rapidly overtaken and prov?
ed to be the bark Varonica Arundel,
Norway, from Appalachicola to
Queenstown. with lumber. The vessel
was nut detained.
KEY WEST. FLA.. May 28.?Admiral
Cervera is imprisoned at Santiago de
Cuba. Advices to this effect were
brought here this afternoon by an aux?
iliary gunboat which arrived from Cl?
enfuegos. presumably with dispatches
Last Sunday the Scorpion left Cien
fuegos and proceeded eastward on
scout duty, going as far as Santiago
de Cuba. Five of the auxiliary ships
were then lying off there, apparently
awaiting the arrival of Cue main divis?
ion of the squadron. After an unevent?
ful trip the Scorpion returned to Cien
fuegos. but found that Commodore
Schley had gone, having left orders for
her to return to Key West.
The officers of the gunboat when
questioned as to Admiral Cervera's
whereabouts expressed no doubts of his
presence at Santiago de Cuba.
All was reported quiet along the
south coast of Cuba up to the time of
her departure, ami nothing was known
of the Marblehead's rumored attack
on the Clenfuegos blockhouses.
(Copyright. 1S9S. bv Associated Press?)
KEY WEST. FLA.. May 28.?The
system of communication between the
United States government and the In?
surgents has been so well established
that the Cuban forces are working in
perfect harmony with those of this
country. Messengers pass between tie
Insurgents and the United States ves?
sels every day% Yesterday Ernesto
Castro arrived on Hie Annapolis with
news from Matanzas province. ami
this morningAlfredoLima was brought
in by the Tecumseh and Iflaiiuel Jova.
from Eastern Cuba by the Wampa
tuck. In spite of all that has been said
In disparagement of the usefulness of
the insurgents as allies, the army con?
siders it highly essential that for every
movement on the outside there shaU
he a corresponding movement in the
interior. When the American troops
land it will be with Cuban guides:
when they move inlland they will he
met by the veterans of Gomez and Gar?
cia. The War Department is establ.ail?
ing a complete understanding with the
insurgents and conveying arms to
I hem. There Is no real dimculty In the
way of landing small bodies of men on
the Cuban coast at night. The shore,
except at a few points, is not so well
guarded as it was a year ago.
Practically all the warships are out.
even the monitors, except the Terror.
The hospital boat Solace is still here.
News of a great battle is expected
within a few days.
KEY WEST, FLA.. May 28.?All ad?
vices coming from the south coast of
Cuba show conclusively that the har
hor of Santiago de Cuba has been pa?
trolled with a vigilance equal to that
shown by the blockading squadron
since the Spanish announcement that
Admiral Cervera's squadron was there,
and if that announcement were true it
Is impossible that he should have es?
Another ship of the fleet which ar?
rived tonight from off Clenfuegos re?
ports that Commodore Schley was
moving thence to the eastward when
she left Tuesday night and all are con?
vinced that Commodore Schley now has
the enemy hemmed in and only awaits
a favorable opportunity to give him
The latest arrival declares also that
the report of an attack by the Mar
blehead or. the Clenfuegos batteries in
consort with a rear invasion by the in?
surgents Is absolutely without founda?
Operator Bights Vessels Off Newfound?
ST. JOHNS. N. F., May 2S.? The tel?
egraph operator at Thepassy shortly
after 7 o'clock tonight wired as fol?
"Three strange vessels, apparently
warships, have been manoeuvring off
here since 5 o'clock. Two of them are
large steamers. apparently cruisers,
and the third is a smaller steamer,
much faster than the others, probably
a torpedo boat destroyed. The latter
is within n couple of miles of shore,
apparently keeping in neutral waters.
The others are a couple of miles fur?
The local magistrate at Trepasay
telegraphed later that three steamers
were plainly visible off there today.
He gave a similar description of the
vessels as furnished in the first dis?
The identity of the vessels can only
he conjectured as the weather this af?
ternoon was unfavorable for accurate
MESSAGE FROM DEWEY. 1
WASHINGTON. May 28.?T?>' ?
Department this afternoon - the 20c i
the followihiT, di^,--iciJtS' this wee
"Hong Koug, May 27, lfcwtf, via. ^an^
May 25.?No chage in the situation.
The blockade is effective. It is impos?
sible for the people of Manila to buy
provisions except rice. The captain of
I lie Olympin (Gridley) condemned by
medical survey, is ordered home.
Leaves by Occidental & Oriental steam?
ship rrnm Hong Kong the 23th. Com?
mander Lambert on appointed com?
mander of the Olympia.
ON THE RACK TRACK.
NEW YORK, May 28.?The Brooklyn
handicap was run today at Gravesend
In the presence of 12,000 people. The
track was heavy. Ornament was an
easy winner. Following is the sum?
Brooklyn handicap, 11-4 miles?Or?
nament, 127; Sloan. 7 to 2 and 7 to 5.
won by one length; Ben Holladay, 121.
12 to 1 and 4 to 1, second by a head;
Sly Fox, 92. Lamle, 4 to 1 and 7 to 5,
third. Time, 2:10.
PENSY ON TOP AGAIN.
NEW YORK, May 28.?The twenty
third annual meeting of the inter-colle?
giate association was brought to a
most successful conclusion tote this ey?
ing at Berkeley Oval ami the athletes
from the University of Pennsylvania
duplicated their success of last year
by carrying off the championship hon?
ors with a score of 50 3-4 points out of
a possible 154.
The Princeton Tigers were second
with 2S points, Harvard's athletes third
with 25 5-x and the sons of Eli fourth
with a score of 22 2-3 and Syracuse led
Hie remainder with nin? points.
Looking Over the Konto.
Mr. A. Longstaff Johnson, a noted
civil engineer in the construction of
electric lines, was here yesterday look?
ing over the route for the new railway
preparatory to beginning work on the
proposed line to Hampton and Old
Mr. Johnson Is well known in New
York and Pennsylvania as a railway
constructor. He superintended the con?
struction of the Richmond Traction
Company's line, which is considered by
ali engineers to be the finest line ever
built in the South.
TEST VOTE MADE.
First Ballot Taken on the War Reve?
WASHINGTON. May 28.?After e,
discussion which has lasted almost two
weeks, the Senate this afternoon
readied the first decisive vote on any
feature of the pending war revenu,
measure. The bill had been under con
sideration four and a half hours todav
when Mr. Aldrich, of Rhode Island, one |
of the Republican members of the fi?
nance committee, entered a motion to
lay the corporation tax amendment
proposed by the Democratic majority
of the committee on the table. It wa>
realized that this was the first tesi
of strength or the opposing element*,
in the Senate and the roll was follower,
with deep interest. The result was de
cislve. The amendment was laid ui>
the tuble. 41 to 27.
The vote was as follows:
Yeas?Aldrich. Allison, Beacon. Caf
frey. Carter, CuIIom, Davis. Debee.
Elklns, Fairbanks. Foruker. Frye, Gal
linger, Gear, Gorman, Hale. Manna,
Hansborough, Kyle. Lindsay. McBtide,
Murphy, Nelson. Penrose. Perkins,
Platt (Connecticut). Pritchard, Proc?
tor, Quay. Sewell. Shoup, Spooner,
Wallington, Warren, Wetmore and
Nays?Allen, Bate. Berry, Buder,
Cannon, Clay. Cockrell, Daniel. Faulk?
ner, Harris, Heitfield, Jones (Arkan
sas), Jones (Nevuda). McLaurin, Mai
lory. Mantle, Money, Morgan, Pasco,
Pettigrew, Rawllns. Stewart. TlUman,
Turley. Turple and White, 27.
Mr. Gorman, of Maryland, then pro?
posed his substitute, providing lor a
tax on corporations, but a vote on that
was not taken. Early in the session
today the Senate discussed In a desul?
tory way the corporation tax proposi?
tion witli a view to getting a vole upon
it. Subsequently, Mr. Daniel, of Vir?
ginia, delivered an extended speech in
which he took strong issue with those
who had contended that the tax or,
corporations was unconstitutional. ?
Mr. Woleott. of Colorado, followed Ik
a notable speech supporting the pto
positions of the Republican minority ot
the finance committee.
By a vote of 33 to 31 the Senate de
cided to adjourn until next Tuesday
The Senate went into executive session
at G o'clock and twenty minutes latei
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Games In the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
PITTSBl'RG, 9; WASHINGTON, 7.
PITTSBURG. May 2S.?Mercer pitch?
ed three innings and was retired af?
ter twelve hits and eight runs had been
made off him. Evans pitched a good
game but the handicap was too great
to save the game. Attendance, 1,300.
Pittsburg. . .3 0 f. 0 0 0 1 0 X? 9 IG 3
Washington . .0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0? 7 13 2
Batteries?Rhlnes and Schriver, Mer?
cer, Evans and Farrell. Umpires?
Swartzwood and Wood. Time. 1:55.
CINCINNATI, 11: NEW YORK, 7.
CINCINNATI, May 28.?The Reds
made It three straights from the Gi?
ants today. The fielding of the visit?
ors was the worst ever seen here this
Eeason. Attendance, 3,450. Score:
Cincinnati. . .1 3000322 x?11 10 2 |
New York . . .00000322 0? 7 12
Batteries?Hill and Vaughn, Meekin
and Warner. Umpires?Emelie and
Andrews. Time, 2:10.
CHICAGO, 4; PHILADELPHIA, 10.
CHICAGO, Muy 2S.?The Quakers
won today by all around better play.
Attendance, 2,100. Score:
Chicago. . . .1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1? 4 14 1
Philadelphia. .1 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0?10 lfi 1
Baterles? Woods and Donahue, Orth
and McFurland. Umpires?Snyder and |
Curry. Time. 2 hours.
LOUISVILLE, 7: BOSTON, 5.
LOUISVILLE, May 28.?Both teams |
asked to have today's game called at
5 o'clock so as to allow them to catch
a train for the East. The Beaneaters
had scored five runs with only one out
In the first half of the ninth, when
Umpire O'Day called the game, much
to the Boston's disgust. The game re?
verted back to the eighth inning, the
Colonels winning. Attendance, 1,200.
tnuisville.0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1- 7 15 ?"
Boston.0 000203 0?oUt".
Willis and Bergen. . t' -rHE
and McDonald. T" ' 4 2 I a?,
k for 12 l-2c each.
[Tno"? Spreads. i;:m
1 Connelly, i .,M white Bed s
ST. LOITT3, 3; buO.JKbn,, -? "
ST. LOUIS, May 28.?Hall's errors |
lost the first game for the Browns to?
day, and his misplays in the second
prevented the Brooklyns from being
shut. out. Attendance, 8,000. Score:
First Game? _ ?
St. Louis. ...1 0010010 0--3 7 3
Brooklyn.2 0 0 0 1 0 10 0? 4 8 4
Batteries?Taylor and Clements, Yea
ger and Ryan. Umpires?Cushman and
Heydlcr. Time, 1:40.
St. Louis. . . .0 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 X? 8 10 3
Brooklyn. ...0 0000000 3? 3 5 3
Batteries?Esper and Sugden. Miller
and Grlrm Umpires?Cushmand and
Heydler. Time, 1:45.
Lancaster. ...0 0000000 0? 0 4 4
Paterson. . . .0 0011101 x? 4 9
Batteries?Clausen and Wente, Fla?
herty and Bemis.
At Reading- R. ?. E
Reading. . . .1 1002004 S?11 15 2 I
Richmond. . .0 0400011 0? 0 6 2
Batteries?Swltzer and Heydon,
Schmidt, Stimmel and Hess.
Allentown. . .0 10010000?2 7
Hartford. . . .9 0101201 X? 8 6
Batteris?Boyle and Foster, Fry and
Newark. . . .1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0? 5 5 5
Norfolk. . . .3 2000020 x? 7 6 3
Batteries?McPartlin and Rothfuss,
Foreman, Fox and Berger.
Newark.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 5 2
Norfolk.1 0 1 0 I 1 1 1? 6 10 2 j
Batteries? Garric.k and Rothfuss, 1
Pfanmlller and Berger.
Good screen doors, complete, $1.00
\dams' Racket Store. tf.
Gus Borem?My father made a great
point of teaching us to leave the room
His Victim?Oh, I wish you'd do it
now! I should so like to see you.?
Schley Certainly Has
Spanish Bottled Upl
NOi/V FOR THE NEXT-MOYl
Power of MLchw by the Spanish Flee
Ht KU KuU ??,1 t|,e .sltuat|0? j,
U AbHINUTON. May 2S.-The-Nay
"StT" , received information
today winch for the first time relieved,
hn e r ?'. .thH and doubt theyl
hate telt lor the last few days/ andi
led them on two vital points,'first:
'he American Meet under Commodor.
itiley was outside Santiago harboi.
id second. that Admiral CerveraTi
;et was inside that harbor. ""S.
This inforniatlon came from private'^
urces which naval authorities regard^
' thoroughly reliable. It is from the?
itue source that gave the Navy Dt^
u-lmenl the first information, almost*
a week ago, that the Spanish squatt*
? ?11 was inside Santiago harbor. ThfiS
lurce of information has proved. Itself?
'liable thus far and for that reasonift
the news received today was accepted^?
as conclusive. It did not come fronte
any naval or state department officials^'*
There Is little doubt, however, thatritfi
will be supplemented by official advice?;
from Commodore Sehley if, indeed
such advices are not already herein
though up to the close of office houratt
the navy department had not bulle-^'i
tined anything from Schley.
The officials were in a state of expec-.- \f
tancy. having learned from the press^S
dispatches from Kingston that th?5;^
scouting vessel Harvard was there wlth.i|
reports for the department. Secretary^
Long went to the review at Camp AI-S
ger during the afternoon and in hlsusj.
absence no Information was made pubr?M!
Relying on the private advices re-;-A?
ceived naval officials feel that the en
iire military situation is simplified ah?s?
the powers of mischief by the Spanish
fleet are at an end. One distinguished ?
officer remarked that as a result of they.?;
Information received he felt ten years'-S.
younger since yesterday. He had beenjii
seriously apprehensive that the Spabfjj||
ish fleet had succeeded in getting ara^
but the Information of today relieved^
his mind on that point. He said that's
Commodore Schley could now spare
several of his ships of his squadron:
in permit them to Join in offensive ;;?
demonstrations elsewhere. All Schley
needs, it Is pointed out. is a small force
to watch the entrance of Santiago
harbor. Two battleships and two ends- ?
era would be ample for this service, .:/
us such a force would largely over-,"'1:
match the four armored cruisers in the
Spanish squadron. In tills way Admiral'.;,
Cervera's fleet can be pocketed without .
keeping, a large number '-of Ani'eric?an~n?
ships out of active service at other
needed points. ;;-'S?|
In calculating upon keeping the
Spaniards penned up in this fashion,
the officials have taken Into account .
Hi.- possibility of the dispersion of the '
American blockade fleet by one of the J
tropical cyclones that are almost due "-',
?it this season. The American fleet In
such case would be obliged to cut and
run for some neutral port or to make ';
Its way by force Into one of the Cuban; ;
ports for shelter. In either case there :
might be an opportunity for the Span- ?;:;?
ish fleet to make Its escape providing
the commanding officers are willing to .-.'?
take the desperate chance of going out 'K
In weather heavy enough to compel the
log American Ironclads to seek shelter,
unless we blo.-k the harbor by scuttling :
bnrges in the channel. On her way to '??
this country the Vizcaya passed
through some very severe weather al-; ,;
most approaching the cyclonic and 5"
proved that the vessels of herclass arej^
able to withstand such stoi-nfS||js):h-r-' "
louring the day the Nav- *
posted a bulletin giysJed.
i Gent's Umbrellas up to
$ 4 ? @'*Befbre go^ |
viie squadron will J
j ,_-?oly for several days;-;
v- ... sea, afterward Immediate-; J
'.y sailing fur the Philippine Islands, 7
Cuba or the United Stutes.
The squadron is understood to be ;
composed of ten to twelve vessels.
The baccalaureate sermon to the .
graduating class of the Newport News
Female Seminary will be preached at
the Baptist church this evening',
lit 7:30 o'clock by the Rev. A. B. Wod- "
fin, of Hampton.
At the same hour the Rev. W. R.
Motley will preach the bacculaureate
-sermon to the young men of the New?
port News Military Academy at the
. Christian church.
I Other church services will be held as
I usual with the exception of the Cath?
olic church, which will be as fololws:
First mass 7 A. M.; second mass 9:30
\. At; Sunday school 8:30 A. M.; ves- .
oers and benediction 8 P. M.
A wire which suspends the trolly
wire of the Newport News. Hampton
ind Old Point Railway Company over .
The Chesapeake & Ohio crossing at
Twenty-eighth street broke last even
ng about 7 o'clock causing some trou-.
J ole with the wires of the Peninsula
I electric Light and Power Company.
The trouble arose from the fact that
i car "gut off its trolly" and the blow
if the shaft snapped the suspension
vvlre, grounding the current.
New line Window Screens and Doors
.t ADAMS' RACKET STORE. my26-tf
Floral Designs and Decorations of all
tinds at abort notice furnished at
vreenhouse prices. WM. G. BURGESS.
' my 28-tf.
Are you looking for a stylish hat at
reasonable price for yourself -or
hild ? If so call at Madam Dodge's .;;;
Jew York Millinerffiy Parlors, 300*.;
,'ashington avenue, between Thirty;
ad Thirty-first streets, Newport
'ews, Va. my27-St
Petent, wood and eton* churns,
, oodware supplies, Adam?' iRftcket;