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V?L TIT, NO. 144. NEWPORT news* va? THURSDAY, JUNE"Ttf, 1898. PRICE I?EEfg^?^rTS
Brute Attempts to Assault
Mrs. Kate Hughes.
SHE GIVE? THE ALARM
Her Fruistii- Sirwnm Frighten, th? Cul?
prit lier.ire III? Purpose I? Accom?
plished Hllltl II'J AbsCuudH I.?
A warrant has been issued for the
arrest of Henry Smith, a 19-year-old
negro, charging him with attempting
to commit a criminal assault on Mrs.
Kate Hughes, a respectable w.hito
lady, who resides on the outskirts of
The attempt to commit the crime
alleged in the warrant was made by
Smith early Tuesday morning, but the
matter was not made public by the
county police authorities for the reason
they thought it might aid the negro in
making good his escape.
Mrs. Hughes resides in a small bouse
o"n the Briarfield road some distance
beyond the corporate limits ,,f the city
with her two small children. Her hus?
band, while a ship carpenter, left home
several weeks ng? for Philadelphia In
search of employment. Just before
dawn Tuesday she was startled by a
noise In her bed room. Right by her
bed stood a negro, who was in the act
of seizing her. Mrs. Hughes screamed
and shrieked frantically for help. This
frightened the brute and he fled.
The moon was shining and Mrs.
Hughes recognized the negro as Henry
Smith, who lived with his parents in
that neighborhood. Smith effected an
er-'tance to Mrs. Hughes' bed room
through a window. Several neighbors
h ard her frantic cries for help., and
Weiit to her assistance, but the culprit
Tu-sday morning Mrs. Hughes ap?
peared before Justice .Tnne^ and swore
ou*, a warr?'-l for Smith's ari-est. hut
ar- vet CM ft W. C. II ttwri.tht lias
beep pnn.hle to locate the negro, as he
has left for par's unknown. Sm'f.h is
described as h?lne a iWi.f light
brown color, slerderlv bi'MI and about
four feet seven inches tall.
The crime with which Smith H
Pharired Is a most serious one. Under
a recent act of the lo-rmlatt'vo the
death penalty irnv be inflicted in this
State for htieoipted mriei and if
Smith Is arrested Imti-e will be n-t-.l
out to him. Mrs Husrh.es. it is said is
a modest lady and is generally liked by
those who know her.
The neero Smith is one of the
family of that namo who come time
wince complained that their house was
haunted by evil spirits, and it is said
that his mother bad n Presentment
that her con would be entity of some
heinous crime for which be would have
to nay the nennltv of death.
Eyerv effort will be made to ap?
prehend the negro.
Miss Hattle Patterson has returned
Mr. Walter S. Langdon left for Roan
Little Clarence Temple has recovered
from a protracted illness.
Mrs. M. Cottrell has returned from
a visit to James City county.
The letter carriers yesterday re?
ceived their summer uniforms.
Miss Florence Addison, of Norfolk,
is the guest of Miss Walsh, on Twenty
Mrs. Brown Jeffries, of Keysville.
"Va.; is visiting Miss MattiO Jones, nil
Miss Virginia Rallard. who has \)>oen
visiting in this city for several days,
returned to Salem. Va.. yesterday.
Miss Salllo Clarke has returned from
Baltimore, where she has been visit?
ing her sister. Mrs. Douglass Cordon.
Miss Nannie Waddill and Miss Alice
Doyle, of Richmond, are visiting Mrs.
J. W. Elliott, on Twenty-fifth street.
Mrs. Will Howald left yesterday mor?
ning for Ashland. Ohio, baying receiv?
ed a dispatch that her father, of that
place, was in a critical condition.
Mr. Morton Melival? Dukehert. 'f
Baltimore.' has decided to make bis
home In this city. He is stopping with
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Jones, on
Lieutenant Hillyer. of the Hunting
ton Rifles.has opened a recruiting office
on Twenty-seventy street and is now
ready to receive the names of all able
bodied men who are jenxious to go to
Council Mediae, 'tonight..
An adjourned meeting of the Com?
mon Council will be held tonight for
the purpose of disposing of unfinished
business. Among the matters to be
considered will be the election of a
superintendent of garbage. According
to the provisions of the ordianee adopt?
ed at the meeting last Friday- night the
superintendent must be recommended
by the health officer. It is understood
that there ate a number of candidates
for this position.
Colored if. AI. C. A. Medal Contest :
The members of the Orion Literary
Society of the colored Y. M. C. A. will
hold a medal contest at the rooms of
the Y. M. C A. tonight. This contest
Is open to all the members of the so?
ciety, and the one who reads the best
essay will be awarded the medal, but
in order to hold it the winner must
defend it every sixty days, when an?
other contest will take place. The
Judges tonight wil! be Dr. W. R. Gran?
ger, Revs. G. T. Jones and J. H. Gar?
ner, Professor W. A. Shaw and Justice
A. C. Davis.
Local Boys to He .hick Tint.
When the Hampton naval reserves
leave for Norfolk this morning to go
aboard the training ship Franklin
preparatory to entering the navy the>r
will have with them a party of New?
port News boys, who will don the uni?
form of a Jack tar. Among those who
will enter the navy are the following:
I*. R. Adams, E. T,. Byrum. TT. Sten
nett, Reginald Smith. W. R. Garnett,
T. Williams, Sidney Hubbard, -
Ttodgera, -Earlry. Thomas Ad?
ams and Charles Gunter.
Death of Mrs. ,t. A. IHrHliberg'H Father.
A telegram received from Richmond
last evening announced the death there
yesterday of Mr. Joseph Strause, aged
73, who was the father of Mrs. J. A.
Hlrshberg and Mrs! Leon Strause, of
this city. Mr. Strause in survived by
his widow and ten children.
Floral Designs and Decorations of all
kinds at short notice furnished at
greenhouse prices. WM. G. BT.TROE8S.
Handsome line of bicycle suits at
. Hlrshberg'a . . :' It.
GOING TO THE FKO T.
LltUt. 0. C. licrki ley. to J.,lu Hie National
Vo u.ileer Army.
Attorney C. C. Berkeley, of this city,
was yesterday appointed by Captain
Treadwell, of Norfolk, first lieutenant
ol Campany E, Fourth United States
Volunteers, and as soon as the compa?
ny is recruited to its full strength of
eighty-four men it will go to Freder
icksburg to await moving orders.
Captain Treadwell was commissioned
a captain of volunteers by President
McKinley, and he has been In Norrolk
re rutting men for his company. Yes?
terday be was In the city and appoint?
ed Attorney Berkeley first lieutenant
of his command. Lieutenant Berkeley
immediately opened a recruiting office
on Twenty-fifth street. Last night a
meeting was held at the Casino, when
Surgeon McGraw. U. S. A., examined
a number of men. Tonight twenty
five more recruits will be examined at
the Casino, and tomorrow morning
those who pass the exarninatfon .Will
go to Norfolk and be mustered Into
the service. They will then he on the
army pay roll and equipped with uni?
forms, shoes and underclothing. Suf?
ficient time will be given to enlisted
men to arrange their business affairs
before they leave for the camp at Fred
Among those who enlisted last night
was eX-Pollcemnn V.. T. Jones, who will
probably he appointed to a non-com?
missioned office, When be e-ramined
the men last night Dr. Mcriraw stated
that If thr new recruits all measured
up to the same standard Company E
would he the best looking body "of men
in ihe regiment.
Attorney Berkeley tvUI receive re?
cruits nt hin office today.
SKtwrx I'liRHAi.i.i niscii > rtGKD.
But ihe lm-rlon,, will Ki'i<l?< in the Navy
and h-,? ... .1... si,
The engineers, firemen end other sea?
men comprising the crews of tin- non?
et listed men on the auxiliary cruisers
Y:.].'- and Harvard were yesterday
formally paid off and discharged from
fin t.her service. Hundreds of men left
the ships and spent the night in town,
and a majority of them are foreigners
wim will probably not enlist ln the
If these seamen wish to continue In
the service of the government they
may do so by enlisting, but under the
lot nu r articles of agreement they' onuld
not l,e forced to serve on warships,
and for that reason the men were dis?
It Is understood that nearly all of
ihe Americans who were on the steam?
er \, IH yolunteer theh- services and
loin the navy. These men do this at
?l =r>c]-iflce. as their pay will be greatly
reduced. Said a stoker to a reporter
for th" Dally Press yesterday: "We
arc A merienns. and as such we -wish
to per. Snnln licked by the TTnlted
S'Mc. Tt 1= for that reason we -will
rempln on the shins, even though nur
unv Is cut from $52.2" a month to $10"
So d "s evident that the men are ac?
tuated from patriotic motives.
Justice Brown disposed of the follow
cases in the Police Court yesterday
Pal Long, drunk, lined $3.50.
Oliver Ward, disor.Iei ly. lined $3.50.
William Stullan, drunk, lined $3.50.
MoClonnan Curry, drunk, fined $3.50.
John Harry, drunk, fined $3.50.
George Saintclair. drunk, fined $3.50.
John Manly, drunk, fined $3.50.
William Moore (colored), drunk, fined
Frank Mein tyre, disorderly. fined
M.uris Hearn. disorderly, lined $3.50.
Thomas Kelly, disorderly, dismissed.
John Wiiiteoinb. disorderly; fined
$:i.n0 and costs.
Patrick Hogan, drunk, fined $3.50.
Anilin Arnold, drunk, lined $3.50.
Paniel Sullivan. .Irani., fined $3,50.
George Edwards, drunk, lined $4.DO.
Patrick Mullen, drunk, lim .1 $3.50.
Alexandria Exley. drunk, lined $3.50.
I.. f ?'Conner, drunk, lined $3.50.
.I...- Worhani. drunk, lined $1.50.
.lames Coming (colored), ir spassing,
George Curlin. (color.-.!), d sorderly
and healing his wife, fined $7.50 for be?
ing disorderly and $5.00 and costs for
heating bis wife.
Mabel Lester, keeping a house of ill
fame, lined $12.50.
Harry Jones, suspicious character,
James Moorefleld (colored), petty lar?
ceny, ordered whipped.
George Johnson (colored), ordered
Negro Charged With Seduction.
The hearing of the case of the Com?
monwealth vs. William Hall (colored),
charged with seducing a negress named
Bertha Whitehead under promise of
marriage, engaged the attention of
Justice Brown in the Police Court yes?
terday afternoon, but the taking of tes?
timony weis not concluded and the trial
will be resumed this morning. Attor?
ney R. M. Lett represents Hall, and
the prosecution is being conducted by
Attorney E. M. Braxton.
Wedding Laut Night.
The marriage of Miss Leila McCul
lock to Mr. James O. Botler. took place
at the residence of the bride's mother
on Twenty-sixth street last night, the
Rev. B. F. Llpscomb. pastor of Wash?
ington Avenue Methodist church, offi?
ciating. The wedding was a quiet af?
fair, a few friends and relatives being
Klectrlc Cam Shipped t" Herman y.
When the German steamship Pisa
sails for Hamburg this morning she
will have on board ten electric cats,
which were manufactured in St. Louis.
The cars arrived here several days ago
and the work of loading them on the
Pisa was completed yesterday after?
noon. The cars were loaded on the ves?
sel at the shipyard by the derrick Ox.
This is the first shipment of electric
cars to Germany from this port.
FRENCH CARTNET RESIGNS.
PARTS. June 15.?M. Meline today
banded President Faure the resigna?
tion of the whole cabinet, which the
President accepted, while requesting
Ihe ministers to continue the direction
of affairs until their successors are
Tt is expected that M. Ribot. the for?
mer premier and minister of finance,
will be invited to form a new minis?
try, and It is considered probable that
M. Dupuy. who was premier of the cab?
inet which preceded that of M. Rlbot,
will Join the new ministry.
Big run on paints; try me. How?
Why. come and Get my prices. W. H.
K. HOLT, Twenty-seventh street and
Boanoke avenue. jun-16-tf
Have you valued photos ? Have
i hem framed at ADAMS' RACKET
fiit a man ln our $10.00 suit and he
will have a fit. Woodward, & Womblc,
Damages Asked Against F,
F. and M, A. Finch.
TRIAL OF CASE BEGINS
Jury Kmpituuled Yi-Hterduy utid Takiug of
Testimony Will Couiwence In
the Corporation Court
After considerable delay in summon?
ing witnesses and securing a jury, the
hearing of the damage suit brought in
the Corporation Court by Walter G.
Eastman's administrattor against F. F.
and Martha A. Finch to- recover $10,000,
was commenced yesterday before
Judge T. J. Barham.
This suit was instituted by Eastman's
administrator on June 14, 1897, but the
ease was postponed from time to time
for various reasons. This action was
brought by Messrs. Bickford and Stu?
art and Boykin and Lett, and the dec?
laration set forth that on December 9,
1S96, Walter G. Eastman, who was a
brick mason by trade, was ln the em?
ploy of the defendants and that be,
with George W. Crawford, were at
work on a scaffold plying their trades.
Suddenly the scaffolding collapsed,
precipitating the workmen to the
ground. Both men sustained Injuries,
but Mr. Eastman was hurt internally
and died from the effects of the fall
on December 18. After citing these
facts the declaration holds that the
accident was due to the negligence of
the defendants in not providing a sub?
stantial scaffolding for the workmen,
and fixes the amount of damages
claimed by Eastman's administrator
at $10,000. Mr. Crawford has instituted
suit for a like amount.
The first victory in the case was won
by the plaintiffs at the Septemher
term of the court, when the case was
called. Mrs. Finch was not in the city
last summer and it was impossible for
an officer to serve a process upon her
notifying her of the suits instituted
against her. Efforts wore made to lo?
cate the defendant, but without suc?
cess. The note was then served on
Mr. Finch at his office in tit is city,
where at that time he was lodging.
This was contested by the defendant's
attorneys, Mr. C. V. Meredith, of Rich?
mond, and Mr. A. C. Garrett, of this
city, who held that the process had not
been properly executed. This Involved
a number of fine points of common law.
In his opinion Judge Barham held that
the usual place of abode of the hus?
band was the home of the wife, and
therefore the notice had been legally
This case was docketed for this term
of the court, and the hearing fixed for
yesterday, but It was after 5 o'clock
in the afternoon when the jurors were
sworn in. No testimony was taken.
That will begin when court convenes
this 'morning at 10 o'clock. Following
are the jurors: D. B. Salley. R. D. Hol
loway. Ward R. Scull, J. E. Sills, B. B.
Wilkins. J. M. Saunders, M. Pelz. N. T.
Rayfield. O. G. Derring. R. H. Brush?
wood. P. Smith and W. H. Adams. _
This case has attracted considerable
attention, and during the trial the
courthouse will be crowded with inter?
ested spectators. Both sides have re?
tained able counsel.
SECOND EXPEDITION OFF.
Another Fleet of Transports Bound for
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15.?Anchor
was weighed by the second Philippine
expedition at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
As the sun was setting the last trans?
port passed out of the Golden Gate,
and, led by the flagship China, the
Heel stood away toward Honolulu. At
that port the vessels will re-coal.
Today's expedition carried thirty-five
hundred men, distributed among four
vessels, as follows:
Assigned to the China, General
Greene's flagship, the largest and fast?
est vessel of tlie fleet, were the First
Regiment, Colorado volunteer infantry.
1.022 men: half a battalion of the
Eighteenth United States infanry, 150
men, and a detachment of United
States engineers. 20 men. The Colon
took four companies of the Twenty
third infantry and two companies of
the Eighteenth infantry, both of the
regular army. and Battery A. of the
Utah artillery. Tn the battery were
twelve men and in each of the infantry
companies seventy-five men besides the
officers, making no less than 600 mili?
On the Zalinda were the Tenth Penn?
sylvania volunteers and part of bat?
tery B. of the Utah volunteer artil?
lery. Two Maxim rapid fire guns were
placed ready for action In the bow of
the vessel. In all there were 640 pri?
vates and sixty officers on board.
On the steamer Senator is the First
Regiment of Nebraska volunteers num?
bering 1,023 men and officers.
Thousands of people assembled along
the docks to witness the departure of
the fleet, and gave the soldiers a rous?
Arrangements are now making for
the sailing of the third expedition. It
is believed the fleet will be ready by
SCHOONER DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Crew of the Sbenandoah Abandon Her
in Hampton Roads.
NORFOLK, VA.. June 15.?The Brit
ish schooner Shenandoah, Captain A.
H. Gibson, bound from Norfolk to Ber
luice. British Guiana, with a cargo of
04.500 staves and 31,500 headings, was
completely destroyed by fire last night
while at anchor in Hampton Roads.
The Shenandoah was towed from Nor?
folk yesterday and anchored near the
Thimble Light, about 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, there being a head tide and
no wind with which she could proceed
to sea. About 12:30 o'clock this morn?
ing the anchor watch discovered smoke
issuing from the poop hatch and at
once reported the fact to Captain Gib?
son. All hands turned out and fought
the fire with buckets of water until
obliged to abandon the vessel. The
only thing saved was the vessel's pa?
pers. The boat containing the crew
was picked up soon after leaving the
burning vessel by a tug and taken to
Old Point, from which place Captain
Gibson and crew were brought back to
Norfolk this morning on the Bay Line
The Shenandoah halls from Annapo?
lis, Nova Scotia, and was built at Mar
garetville, N. S.. ln 1891. Her manag?
ing owners are J. A. Balcom and Cap?
tain Gibson. The vessel and cargo were
partly covered by insurance.
Tee cream freezers 2 to 10 quarts, Ice
water coolers 2 to 8 gallons. Prices
right. Adams' Racket Stare.
Crab nets, lines, hooks and fishing
supplies. Adams' Rocket Store. tt.
Efforts to Discover the Actual Condi?
tion or Affairs at Santiago.
(Copyright, 1898, by Associated Press.)
OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, SAT?
URDAY, JUNE 11, 4 P. St.; VIA KING?
STON, JAMAICA, SUNDAY, JUNK 12,
7 P. M.?Since the establishment of
the blockade, several interesting and
daring expeditions have been made into
the enemy's country to discover the ac?
tual condition of affairs in Santiago do
Cuba. It Is not an easy matter to get
near the city these days. About eight
thousand Spanish soldiers and two
thousand home guard troops cover ev?
ery roadway about the place, and Gen?
eral Pando, the Spanish military com?
mander, is very active, although his
operations are limited by the moun?
tains surrounding the place, which are
full of insurgents.
On Sunday, a week ago, June 4, tlie
converted lighthouse boat Suwanee.
commanded by Lieutenant Commander
Daniel Delehanty, arrived off Santiago
de Cuba. She had on board about 70,
000 rounds of ammunition, 5,000 rifles
10,000 carbines. 2,000 machetes and hun?
dreds of of pounds of bread, bacon and
other provisions. With the aid of a
Cuban pilot picked up by Commodore
Schley. she landed this stuff in two
days, besides taking an active part in
the bombardment of the forts at San?
tiago de Cuba. The landing was ef?
fected about-twclve miles to the west?
ward of Santiago and in the presence
of 500 Insurgents. About one hundred
more insurgents were on guard in the
mountalns_and in the passes. The
ammunition and food, with tlie arms,
have therefore put the insurgents in
excellent shape to prevent the Span?
iards from getting provisions from the
outside through the island itself. it
is believed that the arming of a force
of insurgents has assisted in cutting oiT
one part of the Spanish army from an?
Tuesday, June 7, while working near
Cesserazere, twelve miles from Santia?
go de Cuba. Lieutenant Commander
Delehanty saw two sloops trying to
run away up the river Asserazero. He
fired at them and the* were run ashore
and deserted. Later a boat crew from
the Suwanee captured them. Each of
the sloops were provided with a Span?
ish flag and one of them had on board
a heliotrraph for signalling purposes.
The fiaprs and the heliograph were
taken hp spoils of war. One of the
sloops was presented to the Cubans,
and the other, which already had a
few holes In it, was sunk by shots from
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results nf Yesterday's Games in the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
CITTCAGO. 4; ST. LOUIS,.0.
CHICAGO. June 15.?Griffiths' heady
pitching and . perfect support allowed
but one of the Browns to reach third
base today. Attendance. 1,100. Score:
Chicago. . . .0 1002010 x? 4 9 0
St. Louis. . ..0 0000000 0? 0 11 2
Batteries?Griffiths and Donohue, Es
per and Snyder. Umpires?Emslie and
Curry. Time, 1:35.
BROOKLYN, 6; NEW YORK. 1.
NEW YORK.'June "15.?Rusio pitch?
ed a fairly good game today in Brook?
lyn. The New Yorks lost chiefly
through their inabilily lo bat. At?
tendance. 2,674. Score:
Brooklyn . ...0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 x? 0 10 2
New York. .. .0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0? 1 3 3
Ratterles?Yeager and Ryan, Rusie
and Warner. Umpires?Lynch and An?
drews. Time. 1:45".
CLEVELAND, 3: PITTSBTTRG. 4.
CLEVELAND, June 15.?The Pirates
made It three straight by bunching
five hits ln Ihe seventh inning. At?
tendance, 10,000: Score:
Cleveland. . .0 0 ? 2 0 0 0 1 0? 3 11 2
Pittsburg. . ..0 0000040 0? 4 10 0
Batteries?Young and Zimmer. Kil?
len and Rowerman. Umpires?Snyder
LOUISVTLLE, 1: CINCINNATI. 5.
LOUISVILLE. June 15.?The Colo?
nels could not touch Breitensetin and
were never In the game. Catcher Wil?
son and Outfielder Josh Clarke were
given notice of their release today. At?
tendance, 300. Score:
Louisville. . ..0 0010000 0? 1 4 4
Cincinnati. . .0 0120110 0?5 6 0
Ratterles?Eraser and Snyder. Brelt
enstein and Vaughn. Umpires?Swart
wood and Wood. Time. 1:55.
BOSTON, 12: PHILADELPHIA, 6.
BOSTON, June 15.?Although the
home team was crippled by the absence
of Long and Hamilton. Philadelphia
was beaten with the greatest ease to?
day. Attendance. 1.900. Score:
Roston.2 1 0 5 0 1 1 2 x?12 16 2
Philadelphia. .0 1100000 4? 6 !) 6
Batteries?Lewis and Reigen, Dun?
kle and Platt, Wheeler and McFarland.
Umpires?O'Day and McDonnld. Time,
RALTIMORE. 8: WASHTNGTN. 1.
BALTIMORE, June 15.?Baltimore
and Washington played off a postponed
game today, taking advantage of an
open date. Baltimore won handily. Al
Maul, the Oriole twlrler, being prac?
tically invincible. The game was
called after Washington had finished
its half of the eighth inning, ln order
to allow the Senators to take the train
for Boston. Attendance. 820. Score:
Baltimore.3 0 0 0 5 0 0 x? 8 9 2
Washington ...0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0? 1 6 4
Ratterles?Maul and Robinson. Dono?
van and McOuire. Umpires?Oush
man and Hevdler. Time. 1:46.
Reading . .0 0 0 0 0.1 0 4 0 0 0 0 01? ? 14 S
Hartford. .3 1000100 0 0000 0?5 !) 2
Ratterles?Fertsch and Heydon, Fry
Richmond. ...0 0 1 1 2 0? 4 9 2
Paternson. ...0 0 0 0 0 0? OKI
Ratterles?Sparks and Vigneaux. Ma
ginnis and Bemls.
Norfolk.3 0 0 0 0 0 0? 3 4 1
Newark.0 40000 2? 6 9 0
Ratteries?Kimball and Fox, Cogan
Lancaster. ...0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1? 6 10 5
Allentoyvn. . .1 02011000?5 R 3
Ratteries?VT"st and Wente. Boyle.
Mackey and Foster.
WRECK NEAR DA NVILT.E.
DANVILLE,' VA.. June 15.?At 9
o'clock tonight a serious wreck occur,
-ed on the Southern Rail wo v, two miles
north of Danville Engineer Gnrv
fireman Sales. Flagman Pace and
Rrakeman O'Connor, of extra freight
No. 229. southbound were all more or
less seriously injured. The wreck wa<:
?mused by a washout. Twenty-foip
loaded cars composed the train and
many of them are totally demolished.
New line of Pictures, Photo Frames.
Wall Pockets and Ornaments at
ADAMS' RACKET f-'CR*\ my23-tf
Why does one man ask another what
time It la, if time will tell ?
Marines at Guantanamo on
FHE SPANISH LOSS FORTY
One American Slightly Wounded and
?Two CnliaiiH Killed and l our Wound?
ed. The tineiuy Com
(Copyright, l?yS, by Associated Press.)
L..^liI^U blAltij OUU', JSAST
SiDc ut KNTKAiNCE iO liU'AjNTA
iN^lviO JiAjf; TUESDAY, JL.Mi n, s
?\ ivl., BY THE ASSOCIATED F'KEoS
uiol'AIVH BOAT WAN OA. VIA
KINGSTON. JAMAICA, Wednesday,
June 15. 12:3? P. Al.?The United
dluies marines under Lieutenant Col?
onel lt. W. Huntington, made their
Ilrst aggressive movement against tile
Spanish guerillas today and complete?
ly routed the enemy. The force of ma?
rines was under Captain Elliott, and
the co-operating Cubans wore under
Colonel Laborda. The combined forces
razed a Spanish camp ubuul live miles
from tlie American position, destroyed
the only well in the vicinity, and killed
about forty Spaniards.
One American marine was slightly
wounded. Two Cubans were killed and
lt Is impossible to estimate the num?
ber of Spaniards engaged, owing lo
their guerilla methods of lighting, but
it is believed there were at least four
The marines behaved splendidly,
their marksmanship being excellent,
even under the severe fire of the ene?
The captured camp lies about five
miles southeast of the rille pits of the
marines, and was an important base
for the enemy, as it contained the only
well within six or eight miles. Lieu?
tenant Colonel Huntington decided on
the attack early in the day and at
about S o'clock the forces started
across the mountain. Tlie march up
and down the steep hillside under the
glaring tropical sun was a severe test
of endurance for the marines, and be?
fore the battleground was reached,
twenty men had received medical at?
tention. All were able. however, to
reach the position before the fighting
The marines were compelled to march
in single file, following the mountain
trail. Meanwhile the Ctihans darted
backward and forward, to right and
left, on the scout. It was noon when
from a hilltop Ihe Americans caught
sight .--T the Spanish camp lying on a
ridtre below them. Tt consisted of one
large house, the officers' quarters, sur?
rounded by numberous shacks and
huts, all clustering about the precious
The Americans began a cautious ad?
vance and were within two hundred
yards of the enemy before the "crack of
a rifle, from the Spanish lines an?
nounced that the Spaniards had dis?
The troops quickly moved into line
of battle, with the Cubans on the
right flank. The enemy's bullets were
whirling viciously over the Americans,
but the marines settled down to their
work as unconcernedly as though ai
Very few Spaniards were in sight.
They were lying behind the huts, and
In brush, but the puffs of smoke re?
vealed their positions and enabled the
An-erf-non to do effoctive work. For
twenty minutes both sides maintained
a terrific Are. The Spnnlsh shots were
generally wild and spasmodic, while
the Americans coolly fired away. aim
Ins carefully and shooting to kill. For
the most part the American firing was
done individually, but at times the of?
ficers could direct firing by squads, al?
ways with telling effect.
Tt was beginning to look as though a
bayonet charge down the slope would
be necessary to dislodge the enemy,
when suddenly the latter hopan to
break for a thicket a hundred yards
further on. Little groups could be seen
fleeing from the camp. separating,
darting" through the brush and zigzag?
ging to escape tin* bullets.
It was then the American Arc be?
came most deadly. Man after man
could be seen to fall In a vain rush for
shelter, and the Are from the Span?
ish became scattering nnd almost ceas?
Two Cubans lay dead and four woun?
ded, and Private W.alkr-r. of company
P>. had to limp to the rear with a
slight wound In the ankle.
The easy victory put the command
in high spirits. The little black Cu?
ban warriors waved their machetes
and howled curses at the Spanish In
savage fashion. Their firing had been
wild throughout, but they all displayed
the utmost contempt for the Spanish
bullets, apparently being absolutely
As the enemy began breaking from
the camp, the Dolphin, which lay nut
at sen. was signalled and began, pitch?
ing shells toward the thicket for which
the Spaniards were mnklng. Mean?
while Lieutenant Mablll was seen com?
ing with forty men ns reinforcements,
and Captain Mnhoney was on the way
with a hundred more, but before either
could reach the scene the trouble was
As the Spnnlsh retreated the Ameri?
cans moved slowly forward, firing ns
they went, nnd by the time the camp
was reached, the enemy had all got
away, taking their wounded and prob?
ably many of their dead. Fifteen bod?
ies were round scattered through the
brush, but the Americans were unable
to find the spot where their shots were
dropped most thickly. The Dolphin
landed water and ammunition, as an
attack was expected on the return
march, but none was made. Evidently
the Spaniards were too thoroughly
beaten to attempt further lighting.
The marines did not reach the Ameri?
can camp until after nightfall, and
as they had been without food since
the early morning, they were thorough?
Colonel Huntington believes the de?
struction of the camp will seriously
cripple the bushwhacking operations
of t he enemy.
(iff Santiago de ?"*oha. on Monday
night, the dynamite guns of the Vesu?
vius were tested with great success.
Three shots were fired at the Spanlfh
fortifications and it is believed great
damage was done.
On Tuesday morning the New Or?
leans shelled nnd partially destroyed
the new emplacements east of Morro
The Spaniards fired some shots at
the Vesuvius nnd one nt the New Or?
leans, which was struck.
MARINES HOLD OUT BRAVELY.
Americans at Guantanamo at a Disad?
vantage With the Guerillas.
(Copyright, 1S!)R, bv Associated Press.)
ON BOARD THE ASSOCIATED
PRESS DISPATCH BOAT DAUNT?
LESS. OFF GUANTANAMO BAY,
Tuesday, June 14, noon, via Kingston,
Jamaica. Wednesday, June 15.?S A. M.
?There was no renewal of the attack
on the marines last night. They slept
in the trenches with their rllles beside
them, protected by a heavy picket line
of insurgents and marines, under the
command of Lieutenants Lenore and
Smith. The pickets had strict orders
not to fire unless commanded to do so.
There were several alarms, but no fir?
ing during the night. In consequence,
the men awoke much refreshed after
four days and nights of continuous
work and fighting. It was supposed
the enemy bad retired In the night to
the windmill on the south Const, the
only remaining source of water supply.
The windmill was shelled at intervals
all day yesterday by the Dolphin, but
the Spaniards were still there th s
morning. At S o'clock the enemv made
an unexpected, sharp attack on th?,
American rear and left flank.
When the pickets came In for relief
the Spanish guerillas crept along be?
hind them and got within a hundred
yards, when the accidental discharge
of a rifle in the trenches led them to
believe they were discovered, and the>
opened tire with a volley which whis?
tled overhead without doing any harm.
The marines then scrambled from thelt
steaming coffee and "hard tack" back
to the trenches and met the guerillas
with a ragged but well-directed rille
lire. In addition, five held pieces,
mounted at angles in the tren?hes' Hud
tlie machine guns poured a hall of bul?
lets Into the cbapparal. scattering the
main body of tin- Spaniards in all di?
rections. Shells were dropped Into
i heir midst as they ran.
A few of the enemy stood their ground
desperately on the left flank and the
crack of the Mauser rllles and the
"pings" of Mieir bullets were heard for
an hour. The smokeless powder used
by the Spaniards made their location
in tin- dense underbrush almost Impos?
sible to detect.
Tlie Panther tired 0-pounders into the
.Spaniards, while the marines were en?
gage*! lb beating off the attack.
"inly1 one man was wounded and he
sustained a slight Injury on his hand.
The Cubans, who acted well last night,
were with difficulty forced out of the
skirmish line this morning. Some of
them refused to be driven even w!/n
struck by their officers with the Hat of
their machetes, but they were not cen?
sured. They try to work out theli
knowledge of the methods of the Span?
ish guerillas and as guides, they are j
invaluable. Our men are at a great
lisailvantage with the guerillas, who
tro past grand masters of this peculiar
ilnn of campaign of savage rath, r than
civilized warfare. The men slink
through the tropical undergrowth as
lolselessly as shadows, some with their
naked bodies concealed with palm
leaves, so that they are neither seen
nor heard. Our men are not familiar
with these tactics, and awkwardly
rash through the brush.
Captain Elliott says the enemy could
not stand a minute in the open, but he
idmits that they are dangerous antag?
onists at this sort of work.
The marines are seasoning rapidly.
The hospital ship Solace is ln Guanta?
namo Bay with the wounded on board.
As the Dauntless left the bay the
smoke of two Spanish gunboats ln the
inner habor could be seen, and the
Dolphin stood up the channel to meet
the attack. If the Spaniards had the
audacity to make one.
AVhen ten miles off shore the boom?
ing of guns could be heard and the har?
bor was veiled in smoke.
GENERAL DEFICIENCY lilho.
Largest Appropriation Measure Since
tlie Civil War.
WASHINGTON. June 15.?The gen?
ial deficiency bill carrying an aggre?
gate sum of $224,032,323 was reported
to the House today by the committee
'ii appropriations. All but $13,205,020 Is
for war expenses and $8,070,872 of
:hcse ordinal y deficiencies are for pen?
The bill Is the largest deficiency bill
tver presented to Congress and the
argest appropriation bill put througl1
Lhat body since tlie civil war, a special
.ipproprlation bill id' upwards of $700,
100,1100 enacted into law in 1803 eclipsing
In addition to the amount carried by
ihis bill appropriations have been
made during the session to supply* de?
ichendes aggregating $115.356.156. mak
:ng in all for deficiencies, including the
present measure, $330,388.480. Or this
imount $321.183,453 is distinctly for was
expenses and is independent of amounts
raided ln the naval and fortification
nets In the naval auxiliary act, which
Lnder the head of naval establish?
ment the bill carries $10.000,01)0 for an
?morgeney naval fund, and a maximum
if $500,000 of tlie sum appropriated for
the creation of an auxiliary naval force
s authorized to be expended for the re?
pair and equipment of vessels so pur?
The following appropriations are in
?luded under the head of military es?
Pay of volunteers under act approved
April 22. 189S. and subsequent acts for
;he six months beginning July 1, $25,
120,266; also volunteers' pay under that
ict -Tnd subsequent acts, mustered Into
service under the President's call of
May 25, lo bo available from June 1 to
December 31, 1898, in all $14.099,881; sub?
sistence dopnrtmeas* for the next six
months, $15,367,112; regular quarter?
master's supplies for next fiscal year
ind next six months, $12.500,000; inci?
dental expenses. $5,250,000; horses for
avalry and artillery, $4.000.000; bar?
racks and quarters, $2.450,000; transpor?
tation of the urniy and its supplies.
?53.000.000: clothing, camp and garrison
?quipment. $26.000,000; manufacture of
metallic ammunition for small arms,
ind ammunition for reloading car?
tridges, etc.. $4.240.000; ammunition for
nfantry. cavalry, field and siege artil?
lery, $1,110.000; infantry, cavalry and
trtlllery equipment and horse equip?
ments, and miscellaneous materlnl. $2,
.52.625: construction of gun and mortar
?mtterles. to be immediately and con?
tinuously available, $2.560,000. Total
'or war department and military' es?
tablishment war expenses $178.317.870.
\side from the war features, the bill
?epeals (lie Joint resolution which ac
?epted the Invitation of Norway to par
Iclpate in the International fisheries
exposition this year; gives $2.000 In
lemnlty to the heirs of Luis Moreno,
he Mexican lynched at Yreka. Cal., in
'.895, and gives $50,000 for continuing
he examination, etc., for the" Nlcara
ruat. Canal and $1.000.000 to collect the
revenue from the customs, additional
to tin- permanent appropriation for this
WASHINGTON. June 15.?The Sen?
ate today confirmed the nomihatioTi of
C. D. Barksdale, to be postmaster at
Floral designs and decorations of all
clnds at short notice "furnished at
jreer.bo.iqo prices. WM. G. BURGESS.
my28-t? ecu St.StSSS
American Marines at Guan?
REINFORCED BY REBELS
Suburb or Suiitlago In the Bands at Innur
KenlB. No further Call for Volon?
tier? Uunteuiplated. Reports us
to Germany Not Credited.
WASHING luN. June 15.?Like the
relief of the beleaguered at Lucknow
came the welcome news to the Navy
Department this afternoon that the lit- If
bautl of American marines, who
hail planted the (lag on Crest Hill and
re defending it night and day
against heavy odds, were not only safe,
but were strongly reinforced by Cubans
from the commands of Garcia and
Rnhbl. und were now strong enough
to more than hold their own. It was
disclosed in a dispatch from Admiral
Sampson and brought much relief to
naval officials. The moat significant
feature of the admiral's dispatch was "
statement that the Cuban general,
Rabbi, hrfii occupied Aquadores. only
fight miles from Santiago, and practi?
cally a suburb of that Spanish strong?
hold. It was the execution of a plan
arranged in Washington some weeks
ago when two of the staff officers of
letieral Carola came here to confer
i-ith General Miles. At that time Gar?
cia and Rabbi were ut Bayamo, in the
.'Stern part of Santiago province, and
ore than 100 miles northwest of San?
tiago de Cuba. Admiral Sampson's dis?
patch showed that Rabbi and his forca
huve made a complete circuit of San?
tiago ile Cuba and coming up the south
of it has occupied Aquadores. This Is
looked upon as a fine military stroke
for Aquadores Is the port wllh iron
wharves and will afford facilities for
unloading the heavy artillery carried
ay General Shafter's invading expedi?
tion. The news also indicated to the
tuthorlties that the Spanish garrison
it Santiago has practically retreated
inside the city proper, giving up the
niilying towns. In making Iiis march.
Rabbi has crossed the line of commu?
nication between the Spanish com?
mander. General Rando. at Holguin, ;
and the Spanish forces at Santiago de
Cuba. This fact makes it clear that
Santiago is not likely to get reinforce
mi nts from General Pando. In circling
around Santiago to reach Aquadorse,
Rabbi, it is believed here, has also es?
tablished it as a fact that the lines of
communication and relief to Santiago
are interrupted and practically cut off
In all directions.
Secretary Alger this afternoon de?
nied positively that the government ?
was considering the advisability at-,
making another call for volunteer
troops. On the contrary, the War:De-:i,
partment is now entirely occupied with
the task of completing the equipment
of the large number of organizations
itill without accoutrements,and has n?t
yet even taken up in earnest the pro?
curement of the 75,00(1 men called for In
the second proclamation of the Presi?
'J be secretary has. Just received the
report of the special board, headed by
Major Hopkins, that was charged with
an Inspection of various points that
were offered as good camping grounds
rnr the United Stales troops. The.
board found that good facilities could
be furnished at Jacksonville, Fernan
dina anil Savannah. Charleston had
many points to recommend It, but suf?
ficient ground space was lacking. Tue
best features for a large military camp
were found at Fernandina, Fla. This
point lies twelve miles olT the main
line of railroad communication, which
makes it possible to easily Isolate the
camp should it become necessary to do
so through the appearance of yellow
lack. A board plateau affords splen
lid camping and drill grounds for 20.
,100 troops and within a mile lies one at
the finest sea. beaches in the country.
One of the best features of the site is a
great well. 1.700 feet deep, flowing pure
water at the rale of 20 million gallons
i>er day. The board reported that this
water could be piped all over the camp
and Secretary Alger, with a view to
aaving everything In readiness, hai? or?
dered the piping to be laid at o ne,
hus indicating the department's choice
There is no Intention to break up the
present camps unless disease s'-.ould
ippear necessitating the change. Sec?
retary Alger'ts purpose in sending out
the Hopkins board was to prepare a
camp, not for immediate occupation,
jut for the Instant reception of troops
who might be necessarily removed from
ither camps where contagious disease
The attorney general has referred to
he Navy Department an appeal by
Japtnin Laze and the twelve members
if the crew of the prize steamer Argo?
naut:! to be allowed to go to Cubn.. 'me
ronautn was captured by the Nash
\ April 2?th, Ott Cienfuegos and was
demned as a fair prize. Her offt
s and crew were released upon giv
ng their parole not to take up arms
? gainst the United States during the
sent war. They represent lhat their
families live In Cuba and ask permis?
sion to join them, promising to observe
their parole. Th.- Navy Department
ias been obliged to refuse this request,
?onlcnting itself with giving the men
The constant reports that Germany
s on the . v.- of making a serious Issue
n Ihe Philippines are unaccountable to
.Itlcials here, who have the most di?
ed and positive Information that Ger
nany has never contemplated such a
top. and Is not now moving toward its
?xec'ution, either alone or with the
lowers. There is the highest official
'minority lor saying that each one of
hose reports is groundless, and they
ire all attributed to a malicious pur
iosc to ernfiitter the feeling between
lermany and tin- United Stales.
EIGHTEKN SPANISH PRISONF.RS.
I Marines at Guantanamo Make a Suc?
cessful Scouting Expedition.
NEW YORK, June 15.?The following
dispatch is a Journal special from
Guantanamo, June IT.:
"The scouting parties of marines
which were sent out yesterday returned
here at 10 o'clock last night with eigh?
teen Spanish prisoners, one of them an
"The party also captured a hundred.
Mauser rifles and 10,000 rounds of am
They report having had a series of
engagements with the Spaniards. In
which one hundred Spanish soldiers
were killed and two hundred woundeS.
They also destroyed a Spanish block-,
house and telegraph station, through
which the Spenlards had been keeping
Guantanamo and Santiago Inforrrie?:Y?f
the movements of American . ttoopa.'*.,