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VOL III, NO. 150.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. TH?RS PAY, JUNE 23, 1898.
ODTPIT SINGLE COPY, TWO CEfcTS.
r rtJLVJHi ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
HEARING THE END
Evidence in the Eastman
Finch Suit About In.
ROUGH ON BRICKLEY
Attorney K M. Lett TeaUties That This
SIttu Said "lie Wal (jolitg tol'luy
the Cu?e fur AU l hero
W'tkH iu It."
The taking of testimony In the East?
man-Finch damage suit will probably
be concluded today, as the evidence In
chief for the defense is all in and the
jury is now hearing witnesses in rebut?
Yesterday's session or'the eourt wi>
consumed by jonnsel foi tlie defend?
ants in examining v. iinosses, and i?
was not until late In the afternoon that
the last witness left the stand. Thei
the attorneys called Lawyer lt. M. Lei?
to contradict Sir. (.5. B. Bickley. who
stated that Mr. M. J. Eastman bad or
fered him a bribe tu testify ii. bis be?
BEN GOODMAN (COLORED).
Ben Goodman (colored) was the first
witness called to the stand yester?
day by the defense. Witness stated
that he worked on the Finch budding,
and that Mr. M; J. Eastman came to
him and offered him to testify in
Cross-examined by Mr. R. G. Bick
ford witness said that Mr. Eastman
made the offer not knowing what he
(witness) knew about the case or what
he would say when he was put on the
N. H. NKEDHAM.
Mr. Needham. who said he was a
general contractor, was called as an
expert to testify as to the general cus?
tom in regard to building scaffolds,
saying that he never saw any particu?
lar man build the scaffold, and that
the bricklayers and laborers usually
raised the scaffold.
DAVID ATKINS (COLORED).
This witness stated that he worked
on the Elnch building some days before
the accident: that Mr. Walter East?
man "bossed" the brick work and that
he had helped him to raise part of the
scaffold. Witness was not cross-exam?
ALEX. SMITH (COLORED).
Besides corroborating the preceding
witness Smith testified that on the
morning of the accident he passed the
building and saw the workmen raising
J. D. MARSHALL (COLORED).
Witness said he was a plasterer bv
trade, but did not work on the Finch
buildinir. However, witness passed
the building and saw Mr. Walter East?
man raising the first tier.
W1LLTAM COX (COLORED).
Witness stated that he was a car?
penter by trade, worked on the Finch
building the day preceding the acci?
dent and that there was plenty of ma?
terial around the building.
O. S. GILL.
Mr. vi. ... -? r.,r-rr,cr- nf Mc.-lc
lenburg countv, but formerly a carpen?
ter, was next called. Witness stated
that he was at work on the dav of the
accident: that he saw Mr. Eastman
raising part of the scaffold and that he
saw Mr. Eastman put in the putlock
that broke. Witness was cross-exam?
ined at the opening of the afternoon
Witness said his present home was at
Pinner's Point: that he was a carpen?
ter bv trade and worked on the Find'
building: that the day before the acci?
dent Mr. Finch sent him (witness) tr
build a scaffold under direction of Wal
ter Eastman, and that Mr. Eastman
told him that he wanted the scaffold
On cross-examination witness tesM
fled that the only direction given by
Mr. Eastman was the level for tha
ledger board: that he made a statement
In Mr. Biekford's office: that Mr. Flncn
was the general superintendent of the
work: and that he (witness) did not
know whether he put in the putlock
that broke or not.
When the witness left the stand At?
torney Oarrett stated that the defense
had another witness, but this testimony
would be cumulative.
R. M. LETT.
The first witness put in rebuttal by
the plaintiff was Attorney R. M. Lett,
who stated that Mr. O. B. Brickley
came into his office some time after
the accident and made a statement;
that some months after that he met
Brickley in front ofthe Vlney building,
and that Brickley said to him:
"I realize that I am the only man
who knows anything about this casr
and if these men are going to law I am
going to play it for all It is worth;
Clarence Is a better business man than
I am and has advised me to do this."
"After that," continued Mr. Lett. "I
met Brickley In the street and we had
another conversation. I said to him:
?' 'Brickley, I don't believe you would
perjure yourself for the sum of $?0w.
and when the time comes you will go
on the stand and tell the truth."
"Brickley then said to me: ;
" 'We have a heal on hand with Finch
and must play It for all It Is worth."
"Brickley came into our office one
evening afterwards and I had him
make a written statement In the pres?
ence of Colonel Boykin."
Mr. Meredith, conducted the cross
examination, asking among others the
O. Why should we offer Brickley fc
bribe, Mr. Lett?
A. At that time It was understood
that Mr. Finch had concealed the brok?
en putlock and Brickley was said to
be the only man who knew the piece
' of timber had a knot In it.
O. Didn't we produce the putlock?
A. Not until Mr. Finch was called to
the stand yesterdav and it was asked
for. ("That Is because we forgot it,"
added Mr. Meredith.)
Q. What evidence Is there that a deal
was on between Finch and the Brick?
A. Deeds from Finch to Clarence
Brickley that were, admitted to record
about the time I had the last talk with
Q. Did you know Bricklev was pay?
ing 8 per cent. on.that deal?
A. No. sir: I did not know Mr. Finch
was oulte that usurous.
Q. Why did you summon Brickley?
A. For several reasons that probably
would not be admissible.
0. What are they?
A. Because T wanted to see him
souirm: because T thought perhaps he
might tell the truth, and because I
wanted to fihow the character of some
of the defenses withnos?os. Let me
add. Mr. Meredith, I don't believe coun?
sel for the defense knew anything
about the alleged forlbe.
O. Did Brickley tell you he had been
offered a bribe?
A. Yes. sir: and I told him Eastman
had no money with which to bribe any
Mr. Lett was subjected to a rigid
J. H, SPATTLDTNO.
Mr. J. H. Spauldina;, who has been
a resident of this city for the past two
years and is now employed at
the shipyard, was next called,
but counsel for the defense objected to
the introduction of the testimony ana
the court took, the matter under cou
sideration until this morning.
COMMON COUNCIL CENSlUtED.
Fur Refusing to Puss tbe Ordinance Pro?
viding for u Bond Issue.
The action of the Common Council
TuesuaDy night in? refusing to pass trie
ordinance autnorlzlng the Issuance ot
bonuo to the amount of fz&.ouo to defra*
expenses of constructing overhead
uimgca at the Twenty-ntth and Tnlr
ty-ioarth street crossings was gener?
ally commented on yesterday.
Had the council not passed two ordi?
nances a few minutes before, one au?
thorizing the city engineer to prepare as
soon as possible plans ana specimatlon?
ana the other giving the Newport New?
and Old Point Runway and Electric
Company the right to use ttie viaducts,
the action of the council mlgnt nov
have been open to such seven; criti?
In this instance the councilman
"crossed the bridge before they goi
to it." and the voting down or the or?
dinance has been characterized as
child's pluy. Business men and citi?
zens generally condemn it. They agr??
that such acts have a tendency to drive
capital out of the city. Until the via?
ducts are built the new electric rail?
way system cannot be put in, and the
franchise granted to the company for
putting down tracks and operating an
electric car system may be forfeited
unless some speedy action is taken.
To the public it looks as if the mem?
bers of the council are at logger treads
on the bridge question, for some are in
favor of building the Twenty-fifth and
Thirty-fourth street bridges, but ar?
against closing up the grade crossin?
at Twenty-eighth street by tunneling
under it or building an overhead via?
duct, while there are those who are lb
favor of building all three of the cross?
ings, and if no provision In made for
crossing Twenty-eighth street they at*
dead against the Twenty-fifth anJ
Thirty-fourth street crossings. That
the Twenty-eighth street crossing 16
hazardous to life and limb there is no
ground for a sane man to dispute, and
steps should be taken for building: eitb
er a tunnel or bridge, but there is no
excuse for delaying the work on the
other crossings. Rome was not built
in a day, and certainly the Common
Council, no matter how august a body
it may be, cannot do everything at
once. It is only a matter of a short
time when the Twenty-eighth street
crossing will be built, for the public
will demand it. but the failure of the
council to provide for the construction
of the crossings Tuesday night was not.
it is contended by a great many, suffi?
cient cause for voting down the bond
ordinance, as that was retarding pub
Mr. .1. A. Willett. one of the mem?
bers who voted against the ordinance,
yesterday stated that his reason for
doing so was because he thought the
Newport News. Hampton and Old
Point Electric Railway Company, of
which Mr. Frank Darling is president
was being discriminated against, and
he deemed it unjust. Then. too. Mr
Willett thought that the Twenty-eighth
street crossing was dangerous to lif?
arm in,.-.- -i that reason should
Will Leave Saturday.
The two companies of immunes now
being organized in this vicinity will
leave for Fredericksburg on Saturday
and wilt pass through this city, going
by way of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Captain Gordon. U. S. A., is mus?
tering in the members of both com?
panies, each of which will be com?
posed of seventy-six men. The offi?
cers thus far selected are as follows:
Treadwell Company?Captain. John
D. Treadwell; First Lieutenant, C. C.
Berkeley lof Newport News); Second
Lieutenant, H. W. Thockmorton; First
Sergeant, A. S. Johnston.
Wise Company?Captain. Henry A.
Wise: First Lieutenant, John S. Wise.
Jr.; Second Lieutenant, L. W. H. Pey?
ton (of Staunton); First Sergeant, H.
N. Cooles; Sergeant. A. C. Turner.
Mr. SrS. Lear is visiting relatives in
Miss Hoagland is visiting her sister
Miss Flora Walsh has returned from
Baltimore, where she spent several
days with relatives.
Miss Ivy Robbins, of Richmond, is
the guest of Miss tu. Goode Anderson,
on Twenty-seventh street.
Mrs. John R. Williams, Miss Zettle
Williams and Miss Annie Williams are
spending the summer in Alleghany
county. New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson Cart
wright, of Hinton. W. Va., are the
guests of Mrs. McNamara. They will
leave today for Boston.
Miss Annie Adams, of Baltimore, Is
the guest of Miss Annie Davis, on Thir?
Mr. Edward F. Rock Is convalescing
after a severe attack ot typhiod mala
Mr. A. C. Peachy returned yesterday
morning from a business trip to Wash?
Mr. Henry Carlson, a young attorney
of Albert Lea, Minn., is the guest of
Col. Thomas French.
Captain George W. Lindsay, of Rich
mond, Is the guest of Mr. C. H. Rich?
ardson, on Chestnut avenue.
Mr. M. .T. Moore is confined to hi?
home on Thirty-fourth street by ill?
Representative R. A. Wise has suc?
ceeded in getting a discharge for Lewis
L. Davis, of Newport News, who en
ilsted in Company C. Fourth Virginia
Regiment. He was under 18 years of
age and the discharge was asked for
bv his mother.
The handsome silk flag, which war.
purchased by the citizens of Newport
News for the Huntington Rifles, has
been_ presented to Lieutenant W. L.
Hillyer. who accepted it in behalf of
the company and forwarded It by ex?
press to Camp Cuba Libre. Jackson?
ville, Fla., where the boys are in camp.
Will Kenomlnnte Air. ftlchnrd Harris.
Dr. Samuel W. Hobson. the health
officer of this city, who sent the name
of Mr. Richard Harris to the Com?
mon Council for confirmation as san?
itary inspector and superintendent of
garbage work, and which" was rejected
at the meeting Tuesday night, will
again nominate Mr. Harris for the po?
sition and will continue to do so until
some valid reason is given for not
electing Mr. Harris. Dr. Hobson says
he has selected a man who Is capa?
ble of discharging the duties of the of
?fice. It is understood that if Mr. Har?
ris is again nominated by the health
officer the nomination will be re
lected. as he is not the choice of the
Big run on paints; try me. How?
Why. come and Get my prices. W. H.
K. HOLT, Twenty-seventh street and
Roanoke avenue. Jun-16-tf
SHOT FOR PRIZES
Dr. Joseph Charles Makes
the Best Average.
OTHERS WIN MEDALS
Members of the Chesapeake Uan Club Con?
test for Trophies at Rlvervlew
Park. List of the Lucky
The-first annual trophy shoot of the
Chesapeake Gun Club was held at Riv
ervlew Park yesterday afternoon in
the presence of a large crowd. Forty
members took part In the contest which
was divided into five events of nine
prizes each, but all of the prizes were
not "shot off" as the sun set before
the events closed, and the remain?
ing trophies will be contested for at
the regular shoot next Wednesday af?
The shoot began promptly at 2 o'clock
and from that time till Old Sol hid
his face below the western horizon
there was an incessant banging, which
sent small clouds of smoke heavenward.
The events were divided into ten birds
or clay pigeons each, making a total of
fifty pigeons for each member. Every
member was put on an equal footing
with the crack shots by handicapping.
This was done by computing the av?
erages of the members for the last six
months, and some of the fellows, who
are not ordinarily considered good
marksmen carried off a number of the
honors. The highest prize. a gold
medal, was won by Dr. Joseph Charles.
This was for the best average. Dr.
Charles broke forty-five pigeons out of
a possible fifty. Mr. C. C. Crafford was
second, bringing down forty-two birds.
Following are the averages:
Dr. Josepr Charles .4ii
C. C. Crafford .42
E. W. Milstead .3S
A. P. Bargamln .37
A. G. Flfer .37
W. G. Burgess .37
E. W. Johnson .36
J. P. Harrison .35
E. S. Robinson .34
W. K. Stow. Jr.:.33
A. T. Pulliam .33
Dr. Carter Perkins .32
G. B. James .32
A. D. Wallace .31
Dr. W. F. Creasy .31
Dr. A. F. Cooper .31
A. L. Powell .30
R. C. Baker .30
E. P. Woolfolk .30
T. F. Stearnes .30
C. W. Robinson .29
J. T. Moyer .27
C. Bargamin .27
T. M. Tignor .20
E. C. Hlllyer .24
Frank Lattimer .24
There were five events and the prizes
were won as follows:
First prize?Club gold medal, A. D.
Second?Gun case, donated by T. W.
Tignor's .Sons; Richmond; Dr. Joseph
Charles. -. ? - ?
Third?Shooting Jacket, donated by S.
A. Branch: J. P. Harrison.
Fourth?Half dozen hose, donated by
E. Peyser; Dr. Carter Perkins.
Fifth?Bicycle lamp, donated by Ma
guyre & Small; Frank Small.
Sixth?Box of cigars, donated by
Fred F. Allen & Co. :J. P. Womble.
Seventh?Cane, donated by D. V. Ise
man; A. L. Powell.
Eighth?Bottle of wine, donated by
P. J. Mugler; J. T. Moyer.
First?Gold medal, donated by the
Newport News. Hampton & Old Point
Electric Railway Co.; A. T. Pulliam.
Second?Ammunition case, donated
by Marston & James; Dr. Joseph
Third?Rocking chair, donated by
Perkins, Duncan & Co.; C. W. Robin?
Fourth?Meerchaum pipe and cigar
holder, donated by Crossley Bros.; E. C.
Fifth?Box of cigars. donated :by
A. E. G. Klor: Dr. W. F. Cooper.
Sixth?Half dozen handkerchiefs, do?
nated by Griffiths & Lewis; C. Barga?
Seventh?Hammock, donated by W.
H. Adams: Joseph Hautz.
Eighth?Cake, donated by the Health
Food Bakery: A. G. Flfer.
First?Gold medal, given by M. H.
Lash: E. P. Woolfolk.
Second?Pair patent leather shoes,
donated bv L. Richmond; W. IC. Stow,
Third?Straw hat. donated by W. S.
Langdon & Co.; A. G. Fifer.
Fourth?Case of cologne, donated by
Shipyard Pharmacy; A. T. Pulliam.
Firth?Box of cigars. donated by
Ideal Pharmacy; Frank Small.
Sixth?Cane, donated by Meyers
Bros; Dr. Carter Perkins.
Seventh?Half dozen ties, donated by
J. Banks; A. C. Baker.
First?Gold medal, donated by J. J.
Palmer; G. B. James.
Second?Crash suit, donated by Mc
Comb, Hughes & Co.; E. W. Johnson.
Third?Umbrella, donated by Mugler
Shoe Co.; A. C. Baker.
Fourth?Watch guard and charm, do?
nated by N. Highfield & Co.; Dr. Car?
Fifth?Pair of suspenders, donated by
Globe Clothing Co.; F. K. Latimer.
Sixth?Box of cigars, donated by the
Newport News Tobacco Co.; E. P.
Seventh?Half dozen half hose, dona?
ted by Capital Dry Goods House; E. C.
First?Gold medal, donated by Dr. Jo
senh Charles: "Frank Small.
Second?Hand bag. donated by J. A.
Hlrshberg; E. P. Woolfolk.
Third?Derby hat. donated by Wood?
ward & Womble: E. W. Milstead.
Fourth?Box of cigars, donated by
W. H. Abdell; E. S. Robinson.
Fifth?Briar pipe. donated by the
Warwick Pharmacy; Dr. Carter Per?
Sixth?Box of cigars. donated by
Mayor-elect A. A. Moss; Dr. W. F.
Seventh?Pair pictures, donated by
M. H. Morgan: W. K. Stow. Jr.
The club will hold trophy shoots on
July 4, 5 and 6. which will be open to
Marksmen throughout the state.
We claim to be lending money at 6
per cent, or less. We Mean Just What
We Say. We defy anyone who will In?
vestigate our plans, terms and con?
tracts to prove to the contrary. Ty yn?.
want the FACTS in the case ecine t?
our office and you shall be extended
every facility for a thorough investiert
tlon as to what a company with about
$4,000,000 resources guarantees, not cf
timates or guesses. Ed. M. Holt. 135
Twentv-sixth streeL P. O. Box llt>
New "Phone 199, tf. *
Crab nets, lines, hooks and fishing
supplies. Adams' Racket Store. tf.
TROOPS WILL ARRIVE TODAY.
Rut It is Not Known How the Soldier* Are
Coming from C?mp Alger.
No arrangements, so far as could be
ascertained last night, have been made
fur receiving the 4,000 troops which
will arrive here this morning from
Camp Alger to embark ;on the auxil?
iary cruisers Yaie and , Harvard for
Santiago de Cuba, and mo one seems
to know whether the soldiers are com?
ing by water or by rail.:'
Inquiry was made at the Chesapeake
& Ohio Railway office last night, hut
the officials said that} if the troops
were coming over that road they had
not been advised of itt It is not
thought they will come hy water, as the
eminent has no transports in these wit?
ters that would accommodate 4.000
The Harvard is lying'in the James,
and yesterday the launches were busy
carrying provisions to tjho vessel. The
Yale is at Old Point, put she is ex?
pected to arrive here early this morn?
The protected cruiser, Minneapolis is
still at anchor here.] it is said the
crusier, together with i the Newark,
will convoy the Y'ale a'nd Harvard to
ARRESTED IN RICHMOND.
Yuuug Mi&u Charge?! With SteHilug Mouey
"7" i from Dr. K. L.. Robinson.
Chief of Police S. J. Karwood return?
ed from Richmond yesterday evening
with Or. E. R. Baughan. who was ar?
rested in that city on a warrant sworn
out by Dr. R. Lee Rbbinson. of this
city, charging him witli the theft of $4o.
Dr. Baughan was formerly in Dr.
Robinson's office, but left here recently
for Richmond. The ctjse will come up
in the police court this morning. Dr.
Baughan was admitted to bail last
Jennie Deik and Efrima Jones were
before Justice Brown in the Police
Court yesterday morning charged with
maintaining houses otj ill f^?me.
Sergeant Reynolds und Otlicer Craf
ford, who made the arrests, presented
a clear case against; each of the of?
fenders and Justice Brown decided thai
each should suffer a tine and that the
Deik woman should go to Jail for one
The fines were fixed a* follows:
Jennie Deik, lined '$26 and costs and
sentenced to serve one day In Jan.
Emma Jones, fined $11 and costs.
The Deik woman was given a day in
Jail because she has ibeen before court
several times on thej same charge.
After she had been in the toils for
half-an-hour. Justice Brown remitted
the jail sentence and collected t-.e
The Jones woman was given a light
fine as this is her first offense against
The officers made a raid Tuesday
night on the house of ill fame conduct?
ed by Annie Saul, ;.on Twenty-third
street, near Washington avenue, but
made no arrests, as the proprietress
was ill. ... ;
The other cases disposed by Justice
Brown follow: j
W. K- Matbews,;: riding bicycle on
sidewalk, fined $2 and costs..
Fred Hehl, drunk,- fined $2 and cunts:
Patrick Carter?-^siSto?tWag(e<i,..$2 ;J\nd
Ctmntcrfeltera Tukeii to Norfolk.
Dempsy Evans, bis wife and son. the
three negroes wlfo were arrested in
Bloodfield by Chief W. C. Boatwright
on a charge of passing counterfeit
money, was yesterday turned over to
the United States authorities and taken
Chief Boatwright deserves credit for
working up this case. Tuesday he
went to Norftdk. swore out a search
warrant and in company with Detect?
ive Snowden. of that city, went to the
house formerly occupied by the Evans
and searched the premises. They suc?
ceeded in finding the molds the coun?
terfeiters used in making the spurious
money. These were hid in the soot box
of the cooking stove in the house. They
were made of plaster paris. The ne?
groes will be taken to Alexandria for
trial. Before leaving yesterday Evans
said that there was a white man im?
plicated in the counterfeiting ami he
proposed to tell ail he knew about it.
Chief-Boatwright was aided in working
up the case by County Policemen ('. J.
Phillips and it Is thought that these
officers will receive a reward.
No Word rrom Mr. Fini'li.
As yet the School Board of Trustees
has not been advised by Mr. V. F.
Finch regarding the block of lots the
board had agreed to purchase as a site
for the new high school building.- Mr.
FincH sold one of the lots In the block
recently, after the deal had been prac?
tically closed with the boaru. Mr.
Finch was notified that unless the deed
for the lota was ready by noon yester?
day steps would be taken to have I he
site condemned by the corporation
Jlmllktz Not a S|.y.
An Associated Press dispatch from
"An inquiry instigated by the War
Department has developed the fact
that.the Spaniard T. J. Jiminez, taken
on board one of the prize ships and for
a time believed to be a spy, is innocent
so far as that charge is concerned. The
man is now at Fort Monroe and the
offlcials are inquiring into reports that
at the time of his arrest he was in tbr
military service of Spain, in which
case he will be held as a prisoner of
OfllcerM IC-port. for Duty.
The following officers have arrived
and reported to Captain Wise aboard
the Yale: Commander Watkins. Lieu?
tenants Rodgers, Porter. Ervin and .1.
T. Rodgers; Ensigns Wolcott and Mc?
Donnell; Machinists ITaverfield, Alde
roft, Campbell, Kilgore, Thompson and
Outsell; Assistant EnglneersMeLauren,
Millen and McColl. and ?'hier Engineer
The following officers reported to
Captain Cotton aboard the Harvard:
Commander Passow; Lieutenants
Bradshaw, Keyes and Grant; Knslgns
Cumming and Turner; Machinists Hay
den and Flndlay.
Wheelmen in a Collision.
James Barrett and Highland Wad
dell, two wheelmen, collided on Wash?
ington avenue near the shipyard last
niRht shortly after 8 o'clock. Both of
of the boys were going at a high rale
of speed when the accident occurred.
Waddell escaped with a few slight In?
juries, but Barrot had to be carried to
his home on the corner of Washington
avenue and Twenty-fourth street,
where Dr. J. W. Ayler rendered th.->
necessary medical attention. He was
painfully bruised about the body.
Ice creaffi freezers 2 to 10 quarts, ice
water coopers 2 to 8 gallons. Prices
tight. Aflams' Racket Stare.
SHAFTER FREE TO ACT
Not Hampered by Orders
BOUND FOR THIS CITY
Thirty-Third Hii.lTlitrlj Founl, Mlchlg?
Kcgtmeuta to Leuve Newport Xewti
ToUiiy r?r Si.ntl,iK? |? C'ouiiimiul
of (ieticrul liny v. Henry.
WASHINGTON, Jlln,. 22.?today,
just a week alter the United Stales
troops left Torlugas. they began to
disembark mi Cuban soil, landing In
formation at two points so as to attack
Santiago in the rear ami at the sid?s.
with the now 10 helu the work in front.
Thus, tie- military invasion of Cuba
may be said t., have fairly begun, Coi
tla.ugh the United States marines wer?
the llrst ,.f the regular forces t.. l.-ma
up..n Cuban soil, their purpose after
ail was not invasion but the establish?
ment of a naval has., ami a base f,,r
a cable station. In both of which they
were eminently successful. To the reg?
ular troops was left the beginning or
the formidable task of invading Cuba
in force by land.
Just at the .lose or office hours a
brief cablegram came to the War De?
partment from Lieutenant Colonel Al?
ien. It had been expectel all day. To
the surprise of officials the cablegram
was dated, not at Ouantanamo. hut at
a place called Playa del Este, about
twenty-miles west of Guantanamo Bar
and about half the distance between
that and Santiago Bay. Its exact
wording Is withheld, but the statement
was authorized that It said the troopB
were landing and that preparations
had been made to attack Santiago a.,
the sides and rear.
The delay In receiving further cable
communications after the first of last
evening Is thus explained. The line.
were being carried westward, proba?
bly to be nearer the point selected ao
the landing place In Cuba. In his dis?
patch Lieutenant Allen said that h*
had heard nothing officially from Oen
ei.il Shaftcr or Admiral Sampson. Tht?
!s accounted ror readily by his Instruc?
tions. He was told specifically by Gen?
era! Miles In a cablegram sent yester?
day not to embarass General Shatter
by any unnecessary suggestions.
Thus It will he seen, to the delight
of all true soldiers, that General Shaf?
ts r. like Admiral Sampson. Is not to
ho tied by exact orders from Washlne
tlon. but is to he allowed the widest
liberty of action in the belief that h.<
h.-lng on the ground. Is capable of jurte;
lug best the propriety of projectec?
movements. The colonel. however,
who is a member of General Miles"
staff and directly In charge of the sIr
tial work In Santiago province, com?
municated briefly with General Miles In
cipher the fact that the debarkation of
the troops had begun and that a plaD
of attack had been arranged.
The reinforcement of General Shaf?
fer actually began today, In the de?
parture of the^ntire Thirty-third Mlrh
i#?*i nnd-onf) battalion of the-Thirty
fourth Michigan rn.iV. C<vm-j?J'*li*i?ri-for
Santiago. They go to Newport Nows
and then by steamer direct to Santiago
If the expectations of the projectors of
tills movement are realized these trooo
are likely to occupy actually less time
'n th" passage than did the first con?
ti. ?!....? it which left Tampa directly, not?
withstanding the distance is twice a?
Formal orders were Issued placing
General Guv V. Henry in charge of th.
oew division of troops composed of
Duffiold's and Carrctson's brigade*
which are to form part or the new d'
vision. Probably some .>r the troops a:
Tampa will be attached also. ir
which case they will lie dispatched ir
separate transports. General Henry t*
one of the most noted cavalry leader*
ti: the army, possibly in the world.
Tt is evident from the nature of Gen
oral Miles' advices that in addition to
tin* troops now landing, as is supposed
not far rroni Plava del Este, on th.
east side .>r Santiago Hay. the second
landing is going on at .n point ill"!
out the same distance west of th<
rlt r mtrirtoo. Th- two dlvls<on?
prohahlv will be pushed forward stea?
ilv to take the town of Santiago on
-i'tber flank while to Garcia and P,nbr?
bands of insurgents may be left the
tr.sk of bringing the attack In the rent
The distance on the west side is slight
lv greater than that on the cast, but
probably is not greater by either rout'
than fifteen or eighteen miles. Th'
iiintry is mountainous but there Is no
?noon to believe it mnv not be tra
. .rsed bv the United States troop*
within a week, even If it should be nee
ssary to construct entrenchments and
.hattls everv few miles in order to hen..
back the Spaniards. With the begit.
ning of the military movement, thr
vv will draw close in shore to poum?
ay at the forts at the entrance and
draw the cordon of warships s
iselv around the mouth as to make it
Impossible for Orvera's vessels to os
pe. even ir they are disposed to take
.> most desperate chance"
N'ews has reached here that 12.one
tons of coal arc being loaded on shir
board at Valparaiso. Chill. As coal it
worth SIS a ton there the purchase i-s
itos great curiosity here and it hn?
eon suspected that it was beinir mad
:i Snanish account. U this should
rove to be true, and the fact will skip
...-? known, it would seem to indicate n
t.iirpose on the part of the Spanish na
viil commander Camnra to carrv that
celebrated Cadiz fleet around into th>
Pneific and use those colliers to supnl>
the Peel with coal. In this care lh<
Licet or attack probably would be th<>
rest con?t of the United States insteaC
,.f the Philippines but after all. th.
v, hole thing Is still a matter of mei*
. he Uuror.enn dories nul.li-dicd th -
morning of an alliance among the now
?s a"nlnst the Plotted Ptntes, and o*
ie i-eoorted i..-offer ?r Go-many t.
aso the Philippines from Spain ar*
reived here with amusement for P
:i| ..p..e:..- eleariv rrom the nlnce o'
?ie-lo of these stories -Vndr'd-if not
.he!,- ?ub?tance. that thev are i?
1... .-, d-s-oe.-ate wi-i. or. thf
of of Stc.ln to involve us In trouble
? th Germane.
The secretary or the naw today
.eakitlf to an Associated Press rc
>rter of the trencrr.l satisfaction that
has beet, expressed with the Navy W?
rtinent said that in justice it should
borne in mind that the navy is al?
ways in a state of mobilization. ?'
though the coming of the war had ne?
cessitated a vast amount of special
preparation and a large increase of ves?
sels ami nnval force.
The secretary then pTld a high com
pllment to the' chiefs of the naval bu?
reau who have borne the real burden
of precaution. Uc said they never will
get half the praise they deserve.
New line of Pictures, Photo Frames
Wall Pockets and Ornaments at
ADAMS' RACKET EVCRW. my23-tf
No Attempt Made to Assassinate the
(Copyright. 1898. by Associated Press.)
HAVANA. June 22.-10:40 A. M.?
There Is absolutely no foundation for
the report published in the United
states of an attempt to assassinate
Captain General Blanco by a member
of volunteers whose brother, it was al?
leged, hud been shot tor complicity in
a plot against the government. Gener?
al Blanco enjoys the esteem of all
classes in Havana, including the vol?
unteers, and is regarded with the ut?
most confidence as the representative
of Spanish sovereignty. The Cubans
admit that they are under obligations
to General Blanco Tor the establish?
ment of autonomy in the island. The
palace guards arc from the volunteers,
and several officers of that body are
aides on the general's staff. General
Itlaneo's public appearances are fre?
quently the occasions of patriotic dem?
onstrations, and that he has no fear of
assassination is shown by the fact
that he often rides out without an es?
cort, visiting the fortifications about
Havana without the attendance of the
usual body guard.
Complete tranquility reigns In Hava?
na. The greatest confidence is felt thai
the Spanish forces will successfully
cope with the American soldiers who
were yesterday reported to have ar?
rived on board transports off the har?
bor of Santiago de Cuba. There is
great enthusiasm among the troops and
volunteers, who are all anxious to tight
against the invaders.
Captain General Blanco denies that
he has decided that there shall be no
exchange of prisoners with the United
States. At the samt: time the captain
general says he cannot allow the ex- i
change of Lieutenant Hobson and the
oi her members of the party who sailed
the Merrimac Into the mouth of the
harbor of Santiago de Cuba, for the!
reason that the lieutenant and his com?
panions had opportunities for seeing
the harbor and Its defenses. The most I
common prudence, the captain general I
says, would forbid that these men he
given their liberty as proposed by the
General Blancco added that he bad
not forbidden the approach of vessels
hearing Hags of truce, but had only or?
dered that no vessel be permitted to
approach within six miles of the shore,
so that it be made impossible for offi?
cers of the United States to make
drawings of or inspect fortresses.
SAFE AT A CUBAN PORT.
Spanish Steamer Purisima Concepcion
Arrives at Trinidad,
i Copyright, 1898, by Associated Press.)
KINGSTON. JAM.. June 22.?The
captain of the steamer Adula, which
arrived here yesterday from Cienfue
gos. reports that while on the way to
this port he met the United States aux?
iliary cruiser Yankee, seventy miles off
the Cuban coast. This was the only
warship he sighted during the voyage.
The captain further said that he
learned at Cienfuegoa that the Spanish
steamer Purisima Concepcion, which
sailed from Kingston on June 16 with
food supplies for the Spanish troops
and carrying, It is understood, $100,000
in gold, had arrived at Trinidad, prov?
ince of Santa Clara.
I More i roopa "li> T.oav? ?Rnr-'lhe'-FfclHp-.;
t By Telegraph.? '
WASHINGTON, June 22.?Quarter?
master General Luddlngton, of the
War Department, received a telegram
today from Quartermaster Long, ai
San Francisco, saying that the third
military expedition for the Philippines
will leave San Francisco Monday next
on six transports, namely, the Ohio.
Indiana. City of Para. Morgan City.
Valencia and Newport.' He added that
General Merritl. commanding the new
Department of the Pacific, and pro
-q.eetive governor general of the Phil?
ippine Islands, probably will accompa?
ny I he expedition on the Indiana. Mn
|or General Otis, the next in command
will accompany the fourth expedition
lo the Philippines. Quartermaster
Long says also that the City of Pueblo
probably will be turned over to the
government tomorrow morning, but
will hardly lie ready to sail with th?
other vessels on Monday morning. Her
departure will not be delayed mor*
iliati than a day or two. and it t?
probable that she will overtake the
expedition at Honolulu and accompa?
ny it to Manila
BOAT RACE POSTPONED.
Tlie University Crews to Row Today at
i Bv Telegraph.>
NEW LONDON, CONN., Juno 22.?A
?mire unsatisfactory day in the annals
of boat racing on the Thames has never
boon recorded than that which the
three university crews and the thous?
ands of would-be spectators expe?
rienced today. Three times the referee
a I tempted to start the race and each
titne the weather conditions prevented,
until at last, just before sunset, after
the rain had fallen in torrents all day.
Mr. Melkleham was obliged to put it
off until tomorrow at half past twelve
BODIES NOT MUTILATED.
WASHINGTON, June 22.?A letter
has been received here by Surgeon
General Van Reypen, of the hospital
ship Solace, which the officials think
disproves the report that the Span?
iards mutilated the bodies of marines
who had been killed at the battle of
Guantanamo Bay. The surgeon who
wrote the letter had an opportunity
to examine the dead as well as the
wounded, and he writes to Doctor Van
Reypen on the subject as follows
"The wound of exit is an entirely
different wound from that made by the
Leo trifle). It is a very ugly opening
?mil led some to suppose that the first
dead had been mutilated. This is now
believed to be an error."
FIVE PERSONS DROWNED.
SAO.TNAW. MICH., June 22.?By the
apsizing of a boat, in which a partj
if young people were rowing In Film
river al Flushing this afternoon
C'hauncev Cook, aged IS; Lulu Loup
14: Odalina Loup. 16; and Mildred
Packard, aged 2 years, were all drown
ed. Arthur Maxwell, a young man 26
years old, in attempting to rescue th?
party, was also drowned.
SAILORS DEVOURED BY SHARKS
i By Telegraph.)
SYDNEY. N. S. W.. June 22 ?One of
the boats of the Russian ship Bay of
Maples, from Port Natal, April 23 for
Tsoho, capsized today off Noumea,
:apitai of New Caledonia, and fourteen
bailors were devoured by sharks.
Woodward & Womble have made
two prices of their entire stock of
clot hing?having cut the price of all
$18.50. $16.60, $15,00 and $12.00 suits to
Hie small sum of $9.50 and all the $10.00.
$9.00, $$.50 and $7.60 suits to the small
sum of $6.50. ju23-3t.
IS MANILA OCCUPIED?
Crews of Foreign Warships
Said to Be in Control.
GERMANY'S LITTLE GAME
According tothe London Dully New? Oewqr,
Han Ueeu .Cheated oflll? Preroga
tlve? by Knipuror William's Cab-.
In? An Important Otlentlou.
LONDON. June 23.?The Daily New?
publish^ a suteiuent. ulleged to come
from a correspondent having access tp
good Information, that the occupation
of Manila by parts of the crews of the
foreign warships there is an accom?
plished fact, although it may probably *
be three or four days before the offi?
cial news amives by way of Hong
The communication proceeds to say:
"over a month "ago Admiral Dewey
prepared to bombard Manila, At this
Juncture, however, a new factor waa
added to the situation. The German
consul, acting on precise Instructions,
who had just arrived by the German
warship Irene, strongly opposed a bom?
bardment. These instructions were
clear and categorical and emanated di?
rectly from Emperor William's cabinet.
"It was then that Admiral Dewey.;
asked for reinforcements and supplied'"
Agulnaldo with arms. While Germany
gathered a naval force the intention at
Berlin was, If not to take possession of
Manila, at least to co-operate In the
landing. Admiral Dewey's force not be?
ing sufficient to protect German Inter?
ests. Captain General August! had on
bis part informed his government of
the situation and several Interviews
took place at Madrid with the German
ambassador, the result being that It
was decided Captain General Augustl
should appeal to the foreign warships
at Manila, excluding the Americans, to
protect the lives and property of the
Inhabitants against the insurgents.
"It was an indirect way of capitulat?
ing while sparing Spanish amour pro?
per. There is no doubt That Admiral
Von Dlederlchs has taken command ot
the forces landed, although he has not
taken possession In behalf of Germany.
But will he, when the American rein?
forcements arrive, be willing to allow
his forces to re-embark? The whole
question lies there."
LONDON. June 23.?The Berlin cor?
respondent ot the Times, commenting
on the continued discusston of the Phil?
ippines question, says:
"There would be a storm of Indigna?
tion in the German press If the United
States were to become master of the
Philippines while Germany got nothing.
In the view of many German politi?
cians anything would be better than
that and they would even prefer to see
the intervention of several European
powers to protect the life and property
of their subjects from the rebels, fol- ?
lowed by the acquisition of a naval sta?
tion for each of them.
"There Is. in fact, a strong incilna- ;
tion to repeat, the Chinese drama at.;
"?Klao-Chowr?herever .an opportunity ie i,
afforded. Relatively to what Germany..^
already possesses, she has everything :
to gain by such a policy of fair shares
"There can. however, be little doubt
that no European power or combina?
tion of powers would venture to pre?
vent the United States and Great Bri?
tain from settling the future of the
Philippines conjotntsK or. at least, un?
der the protection of their conjoint na?
val forces. Continental opinion would
not only speedily acknowledge the
strength of an Anglo-American naval .
alliance, but would be particularly
unanimous against incurring the risk
of the commercial consequences of a
breach with the United States.
A MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.
American Ships Strike Spanish Mines
Without Exploding Them.
(Copyright. 1S9S, by Associated Press.)
PLAY A DEL ESTE. CABLE STA?
TION. GUANTANAMO BAY. PROV?
INCE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA,
Tuesday. June 21.?The cable at this -
point, on which Colonel Allen, with.the
cable boat Adrla. has been working for
several days under great difficulties,
was opened for operation today. Com?
munication with Washington was es?
tablished and several official messages
have been received from Washington.
Matters In the harbor have been quiet
for two days, but stirring events are
The launches of the cruiser Marble
head and the gunboat Dolphin today,
oy command of Commander McCalla.
dragged the channel leading to the
town of Calmanera. and turned seven
??ontact mines. each containing 112
pounds of gun-cotton.
The mines were exactly similar to
these found some days ago by the
Texas and Marblehead. and every one
had been hit by one of our boats on
the occasion of the bombardment. Com?
mander McCalln said the escape of the
American warships was little short of
The work of dragging out the mines
today, under charge of Lieutenant
Roughter.. of the Marblehead. Ensign
Cole, of the Dolphin, and Ensign Ghe
rardl. of the Marblehead, who directed
the launches, was dangerous and was
very handsomely done by the young
SPANIARDS WANT PEACE.
They Feel That the Country Has Been
LONDON. June 23.?The Daily Tele?
graph publishes this morning a long
'etter from Madrid, in the course of
which the writer says:"
"Peace or war is the all-absorbing
topic. Every fifth word shouted in the
ever-crowded cafes is "Pas' or 'Guerra.'
md the desire for peace is unanimous.
The feeling of the nation and the mili?
tary party especially is. however, that
the government has betrayed the coun?
try and now only wants to arrange fop
peace to save the dynasty and itself.
"Therefore peace must be made with
the nation's express consent, not be?
hind Its back, by private letters to the
Pope and the Austro-Hungarian em?
peror. It may be desirable to uphold
the monarchy, but the country must be
saved even though the dynasty were .
to disappear in the effort.
"In fact, the government has sue- :
?eeded in placing the dynaely in an un?
enviable iight. and In ranging It
against the Spanish army, and it has
ilso made the question of peace and
war a choice between the Interests of
? he dyansty and the welfare of the'.,',
The sure proofc that summer has
com" is to be found In the reductions
in the spring millinery.