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VOL III, NO. 15L
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., FRgL)AY, JUNlTSiT?
PRICE JINGLE COPY.TWO GEM'S.
**AVrJEj ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS
OFF FOB SANTIAGO
Michigan Troops Go to Join
SCENE AT THE DOCK
HoIdierH Cheered as the Auxiliary Cruiser
Yale Weighs Anchor and Halts for
Cuba. More Troops Com?
The auxiliary cruiser Yale. Captain
Wise commander, sailed from Old
Point at S o'clock last evening for San?
tiago de Cuba, having on board nearly
1,600 troops which will join General
Shafter's army, now on Cuban soil.
There was a lively scene at the dock
when the warship weighed anchor.
Hundreds of people had assembled at
the wharf to wish the troops God
speed, and when the vessel slowly
steamed away toward the Virginia
capes there was wild cheering from
the guests at the hotels and the sol?
diers stationed at Fort Monroe, which
was returned by the brown-faced sol?
diers who swarmed the decks of the
newly converted man-of-war.
The troops on board the Yale were
the Thirty-third Michigan. Colonel C.
I.. Boyenton. and a battalion of the
Thirty-fourth Michigan. Major Wi
nans. with Brigadier General Duffield
in command. They arrived at Old
Point yesterday morning on the steam?
ers Washington and Norfolk from
Camp Alger. having embarked on the
transports at Alexandria. Va. After
the steamers were tied up at the docks
the troops were allowed to come ashore.
S > crowded were the transports that
the soldiers had been unable to sleep.
They were tired and jaded and when
they again put foot on terra flrma
many of them threw down their knap
S"ei-u inrl lay down for a nap. Others
vltisted Fort Monroe and the camp or
the First Maryland Regiment, while
still others, who felt the gnawing cf
hunger, rushed into hotels and eating
After landing the troops the steam?
ers moved out to the Yale and trans?
ferred the ammunition, baggage and
horses to the big cruiser. Earlv in
the afternoon the troops were ordered
to go aboard the warship and at 6
o'clock the Yale steamed out of the bay
Besides having on board the Michigan
troops and their equipment the cruis?
er carried an enormous supply of coal
and tons of ammunition and suprl'es
for Admiral Sampson's fleet. The
cruiser is expected to arrive at her des?
tination not later than next Tuesday.
Several weeks ago the scout ship
Yale, formerly the American Liner
City of Paris, came to this port to be
converted into an auxiliary cruiser at
the works of the Newport News Ship?
building and Dry Dock Company.
This work was completed in ten days.
During that time a battery of eight
5-inch rapid Are guns were mounted
on the decks of the swift steamer and
she was given a coat of war paint.
Later the -scout ship Harvard, form?
erly the New York and sister ship of
the Tale, arrived here and she, too,
was converted into a warship and is
now ready to sail. The Harvard is ex?
pected to sail for Santiago Saturday
with the remainder of the Thirty
fourth Michigan and the third Virgin?
ia regiments, which will arrive here
early tomorrow from Camp Alger.
DON'T LIKE THEIR CAPTAIN.
Trouble is brewing in Camp Warbur
ton. The men in Battery C have de?
manded Captain Waters' resignation
and have given him seventy-two hours
in which to reply to the demand. If he
fails to accede, to the demands of the
men they will prefer charges aga'n-t
him. Seventy-six of the original mem?
bers of the battery signed the paper de?
manding Captain Waters' resignation
It Is also said that the men adopted
resolutions in which they charged
their commander with drunkenness and
showing partiality. For the last twelve
days Captain Waters has been in Phoe
nixvllle. Pa., recruiting men for his
battery. He is still there and it is not
known what he intends to do in the
? matter, but he is expected to arrive at
the camp tomorrow.
All is not serene in Camp Warburton.
Bad feeling is said" to exist between the
two batteries. Battery A, Captain
Barclay H. Warburton, is composed
mainly of college men who stand well
socially, while Battery C is made up of
what might properly be termed work
ingmen. Captain Warburton, as is
well known, is a son-in-law of Hon.
John Wanamaker. The men in B ittery
C say they want to see active service
and if they are not sent to Cuba they
want to return home. Life at Camp
Warburton is too much like summer
outing to them and while it may suit
Battery A it Is not the kind of service
they desire. On the other hand, the
Battery A men say they are dissatis?
fied, for they, too, are anxious to go to
NOW ON THE HARVARD.
Sergeant Paul D. Mills, of Battery A,
has been formerly discharged by the,
War Department at his reciuest and
has enlisted in the navy and has been
assigned to duty on the auxiliary cruis?
MORE RECRUITS LEAVE.
Lieutenant W. L. Hlllyer, of the
Huntington Rifles, who is in this city
recruiting troops for the Virginia regi?
ments np.w" In camp at Jacksonville,
f'3?|a.. .has sent ten more men South,
?ffhey are: David Callender. Peters
rg; Thomas J. Franklin. Lynchburg:
vin A. Pritchard, Petersburg: James
Redford, Richmond; William E.
Timanus, Overbrook, Kan.; Robert I.
Seymour, Hampton; D. Paul Scott. Pe?
tersburg; Clarence E. Tombs, Rich?
mond; William C. Thomas, Hampton.
WIPI. WORK AMONG SOLDIERS.
Secretary C. C. Kent Accepts the Call to Go
to Chtckaooanga Camp,
General Secretary C. C. Kent, of the
local Y. M. C. A., has accepted a can
to Chickamauga Camp, Tenn.. and will
possibly leave for his new field of labor
this evening. When he arrives at the
camp Mr. Kent will be assigned to one
of the Y. M. C. A. tents with a corps
of assistants to aid him in carrying on
religious work among the soldiers there.
It is not known how long Mr. Kent
?^rlll be absent fronv the city, probably
till the close of the war. During his
absence Mr. R. F. Hopkins will act as
secretary of the local association.
Death of a Little Boy.
George S. S. Hunter, the six-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hunter,
j died Wednesday evening at 6:20 o'clock
i at the home of his parents on the Acre,
i The boy has been suffering for the
past few "weeks with an attack of ty?
The interment will take glace today
an Greenlawn Cemetery.
LIFE ON A HOSPITAL SHIP.
An Officer on the Solace Describes His
The following letter addressed to a
gentleman in this city was received
from a classmate enlisted" in the Uni?
ted States navy who went to sea on
the hospital ship Solace when she sail?
ed from Newport News:
U. S. S. SOLACE.
At sea. off Cape Hatteras,
Thursday, June 9th, 1898.
My Dear -:?: To describe to
you in a common every day letter what
life in the navy means would be in?
deed a most reasonable impossibility.
Volume after volume would have to
be written to give to others what I
have seen, heard and felt since I have
been in the service.
Suffice it to .say, however, that the
most unpleasant, .but clearly percepti?
ble thing that I have seen was a sup?
posed Spanish warship approaching us
through the gloomy haze of an evening
twilight, under a full head of steam,
far out at sea, and seeming occasional?
ly to disappear beneath waves. The
most distinct and audible thujg that
I have heard came to my eats at 3
o'clock A. M. on a gloomy, dark.'dismal
night off the coast of San Doknlngo,
West Indies. It was a shot fired Across
our bow, followed by a stern Voice
coming through the blackness ot the
night and demanding to know who w?
were and where we were going. STha
most unmistakable thing that I lava
felt was that peculiar warrare or Mo?
tion waged so furiously In my abdem
inal regions'while passing Cape Hatte?
ras. The sensation was not unlike that
of a volcanic eruption, so well known
and clearly remembered by every per?
son -when they first go to sea.
But you must not judge from what t
h-ive lust said that I am sick and tired
of my job and ready to resign. One
praiseworthy thing in Uncle Sam's na?
ture is that he never discharges, neith?
er will he accept any resignation. A
noticeable fact1 Is. however, that a fel?
low seldom ever spends a second term
in tincle Sam's employ.
Now, to be thoroughly appreciated,
one must live this life before he can
know what It means. To know what
John Howard Payne meant when he
penned the lines of "Home, Sweet
Home" one must first make his home
upon the trackless sea. To be able to
?-fnc "with the spirit and with the un?
derstanding" that notable anthem.
"Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep,"
one must have been off Hatteras in a
?torin. To know what it means to 9tt
down to a table groaning under s
heavy load of toothsome delicacies,
one must first have pork, beans and
"hard tack" for breakfast, beans, "hard
tack" and pork for dinner and "hard
tack" pork and beans for supper. To
know what it means to be a Christian
under all circumstances and condi?
tions one must live, for awhile,
among gamblers, professional drun?
kards, dead beats and fools.
To realize what war means,
one must be aboard a hospital ship
where sick and wounded men fresh
from the scene of battle. one-armed,
one-legged, one-eyed. half-men. etc..
ire hauled around and dumped about
like so much freight. To know what
summer-time and sunshine means on?
need lie at anchor off the coast of Cuba
up a calm, still day.
But even at this stage of naval
experience my knowledge is only lim?
ited. My sojourn upon the sea ha*
been for the space of fortv-fonr day"
leaving me just 321 davs in which to
drag out this peculiar existence. As 1
?et myself together under these va?
rious conditions and sit for a few mo?
ments and think, I come to ihe con?
clusion that it must have been the
great unmistakable stock of patriotism
which I possessed that ever induced
me to come to Jills place. Yet I won?
der sometimes i? I am really a patriot,
the real thing itself. Then I get m?
dictionary to see if I can ascertain
what the word means. Next pomes to
my mind the thoughts of Ooldsmith
embodied in the following lines:
""The patriot's boast, where'er w?
His first, best country, ever la at
With best wishes, I am yours for
Mr. W. W. Reynolds has returned
from a visit to his old home.
Miss A. L. Fleury, of Isle of Wight, is
visiting the Misses Bundy, in East End.
Mrs. R. J. White has moved to Rich?
mond, where she will reside permanent?
Mr. J. D. Cassada returned yesterday
from a visit to friends in South Bos?
Miss Mamie Gunter has returned
from a visit to friends in Baltimore and
Miss Annie Adams, of Baltimore. I?
the guest of Miss Annie Davis, on Thir?
Mrs. J. E. Fitzgerald, of Albany, Is
spending a week with her brother, Mr.
John L. Plummer.
Mr. George B. West, president of the
Citizens & Marine Bank, has been
elected a member of the board of trus?
tees of Richmond College.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of
this city will soon begin the publica?
tion of a parish paper.
The Sunday schools of St. Paul's
Episcopal, Christian and Bethany
Methodist churches held a picnic at
Buekroe Beach yesterday.
The trolley party given at Buekroe
Beach last night by the Royal Arca?
num was well patronized.
Miss Louise Nash, of Norfolk, will
arrive in tha city today to spend a
few days with Mrs. H. B. Bailey.
Miss Hannie Downing. of Ports?
mouth, is the guest of Miss Mercedes
Johnston on Twenty-eighth street.
Captain Barclay H. Warburton is
still in Philadelphia recruiting men for
Battery A in camp above the shipyard.
Misses Doyle and Waddill. who have
been the guests of Mrs. Elliott, have
returned to their homes in Richmond.
Mr. F. A. Kean, of Louisa county, is
spending a few days with his sister.
Mrs. C. F. Reynolds, in East End.
Assistant Engineer Rogers has been
detached from the shipyard and or?
dered to the Fish Hawk.
Mr. William H. Whitcraft, whose
death was erroneously reported a few
days ago, arrived in the city yesterday
from Jersey City, N. J.
Rabbi F.-H. Schwartz, of Pocahontas,
Va., has been appointed to take charge
of the services at the Synagogue on
Twenty-fourth street. He arrived
pisses Ida Llpscomb and Louise Hop?
kins left yesterday for Norfolk to at?
tend the annual conference of the Ep
worth League of Virginia, which open?
ed yesterday in the Academy of Music
in that city.
Rev. Father C. E. Donahoe returned
to his parish Wednesday from a trip to
the North. During his vacation Father
Donahoe visited Boston and other
points of interest In New England, and
spent one week at Halifax, N. S.
Upon his return to his parishioners
Father Donahoe was presented with a
beautiful large missal and a complete
set of white vestments by the Sacred
Heart League. _ _
School Board of Trustees
MORE GRACE FOR FINCH
He Is Given Until Noon Today to Have the
Weed ton School Lots Ready for the
Mr. F. F. Finch has got to toe the
The Board of School Trustees wants
a deed for the block of eight lots
which it agreed to purchase of him as
a site for the new high school build?
ing, and the members do not intend to
"Monkey" over the matter any longer.
At the meeting of the Board of
School Trustees held last night Dr.
Carter Perkins Introduced a resolution
giving Mr. Finch until noon today to
place the deed for the lots in the hands
of Commonwealth's Attorney J. K. M.
Newton. If Mr. Finch complies with \
the terms of the resolution he will re?
ceive $9,000 in hard cash, but if he does
not Mr. Newton will at once begin pro?
ceedings to have the land condemned
by the Corporation Court. The reso?
lution was adopted, for the board
The city treasurer now has in his
hands $143,175, the amount of money
realized from the sale of bonds, and
work can be commenced immediately
pn the school building, as Messrs. Ped
lieord & Co.. the contractors, have-the
Material ready to begin work.
V^s was stated in the Daily Press
Wednesday morning, the board se?
lected a block of eight lots of Mr.
Fitch's land, as a site for the school
bu'dling. The price was agreed upon
andVhe deal practically closed. At a
speeiu meeting of the board Tuesday
nightyt was learned that Mr. Finch
had deposed of one of the lots, sell?
ing it V leasing it to Mr. George TV.
SaundeA TJtis provoked the members
but sfte\ communicating with Mr.
SaundersXjp stated that he was willing
to take afcther lot If Mr. Finch would
agree to it\and it was thought that the
matter wa\ again settled, but at the
meeting lap night there was no evi?
dence that i,e board would get the lots
I desired. \
; It seems f\at Mr. Finch ofTered to
I give the boad the lots selected If it
paid him theinterest on the money
from the dat of the time when the
site was select^ bv the board. Several
members wantq to send for Mr. Finch
last night, but ?hers protested, saying
that they did no care to make a verbal
agreement with him. Mr. Saunders
had agreed to t^e another lot and
they did not propi,e to parley over the
matter any longer. .
Mr. Finch yesteray stated that the j
deed for the school ,ts was made and
delivered to the comn,mveaith's attor?
ney as soon as he vas, informed to,"
whom the deed shoiq he made, and
the only complaint th board had was,
that the lots commence twenty-five
feet further from Wa<%ington avenue j
than the board had epected. There c
are fourteen lots, he saSi ]eft in the
block for the board to s?ect from.
After disposing of the miter of a site
for the high school buildin the board
proceeded to inspect the p)ns for the
central and colored school buildings |
submitted by the archite.s plans
were submitted by Mr. Pfhornton
Marye. Mr. W. D. Hill and Messrs.
Connell & Wagner, together itn the i
Mr. Hill's specifications wereor the '
building the board proposes to %et at ,
the corner of Twenty-eighth Street ,
and Marshal avenue, to be knon as '
the "Central" school. He esti)ated i
the cost of construction at about s.000 t
and provided for an eight room t^id- ,
Ing to be heated by stoves, as stir.]a_ ,
ted in the advertisement for propoas r
agreeing to superintend the work fo j
per cent, of the contract price. j.
Messrs. Connell and Wagner subml f
ted plans for both the central and co. -
ored school buildings, the former t?
cost probably $12,000 and the latter $S.-,
000, including the system of heating.'.
The charges for superintending the 1
work was fixed at three and a half per
cent. The building designed for the
central school was decidedly the most
"catchy" and best looking of any of
the plans shown.
The plans exhibited by Captain P.
Thornton Marye's representative
for both buildings, one to cost about
$9.000 and the other $S,000, the architest
agreeing to superintend the erection
of the buildings for three and a half per
cent, of the contract price, and for five
per cent. If only the plans of the cen?
tral school building were adopted. All
the plans submitted provided for eight
room brick buildings.
After going over the plans Dr. Per?
kins moved that those submitted by
Captain P. Thornton Marye be adopted,
and the motion prevailed by a vote of
4 to 3, as follows:
Ayes?Messrs. Robinson, Jones, Per?
kins and Cooper.
Nays?Messrs. Riley, Ford andO'Don-'
The board then adjourned.
The members who voted against Dr.
Perkins' motion will make an effort to
have it reconsidered at the next meet?
ing. They claim that the other archi?
tects were unjustly treated, as Captain
Marye was awarded the contract for
preparing the plans of the high school
building without competition, and that
this work should have been divided
between Mr. Hill and Messrs. Connell
X.- Wanner. Furthermore, they claim,
that the plans of Messrs. Connell &
Wagner for the central school building
displayed more taste than the others,
though the cost was probably a little
more. Captain Marye now has the
contract for superintending the erection j
of all the school. buildings.
Justice Brown disposed of the follow?
ing cases in the Police Court yesterday:
James Brady, disorderly, fined $3 and
John Kenny (colored), trespass, dis?
Tom Gordon, operating a delivery
wagon without a license, required to
procure a license.
T. D. Mills, fast driving, fined $2 and
Caldona Gibson, disorderly, contin?
Joe Royall, disorderly, continued.
S. A. Rudd, disorderly, continued.
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. ly you
want the FACTS In the case e.cme t.
our office and you shall be extended
every facility for a thorough investiga?
tion as to what a company with about
$4,000,000 resources guarantees, not es
tlmates or guesses. Ed: M. Holt, 135
Twenty-sixth street. P. O. Box lift.
New 'Phone 199. tf.
WILL AK?tET?:CASE TOUAV
All che Evidence iujjjibe. Eaatniaii Flm ti
Damage Suit HeW Yesterday.
The last witness In* ' the Eastman
Finch damage suit lifts -been examined.
Shortly alter cour*-' reconvened yes?
terday afternoon Mejssrs.- R. G. Biek
ford and Richard Ej:'Boykin, counsel
for the plaintiff, announced to th?
court: "This is our Isiase."
This was after MfC'.W. B. Livezey
had testified, that he ?>vas a notary
public and as such t<*ok James liar
ker's signature to a statement that h?
(Barker) made in Mry^Blckford's o?io?
some time since relative to the aeeidem
in which Mr. Waited Eastman lost
his life. _
The other witness Examined in th?
afternoon was Mr. M.'-3. Eastman, wh*
produced the time boV& tkept_ by him?
self and Walter Eastman. ."_
Court opened yesterdayv- mornlna
with Mr. J. H. Spauldh^K on the statu!
and counsel for the Qef^s?K?J3iectie*,
seriously to the admissi&iiity of ''""nfic
testimony. This witnessR^as called to
the stand by the plaitr?jl?Vto rebut cer?
tain statements made>hy Mr. F. V
Finch, one of the defendants and. tu
counsel for the plaintiflb stated, "to
indirectly impeach MrV>*Mnch." Ther
it was that Attorney Meredith objected
to the introduction o? the testimony,
and his honor, Judge:f;J. T. Barham.
took the matter und?t advisement
adjourning court till yesterday morn?
ing. When court convened the attor
neys had authorities to' cite and the en
tire afternoon was consumed in thf
argument. The rourt admitted the evt
idence. which was toVtSi'e effect that
the witness (Mr. Spau!dlng->. had seen
Mr. Finch building a scaffold of barrels
while waiter Eastman was" worklncr on
another scaffold, and that-he heard Mr.
Finch tell Eastman the"; scaffold wa?
ready for him. j >
After disposing of the: fitnesses yes?
terday the Jury wai? vdlecharged tip
this morning at 11 o'clock, and the re
mainder of the sesslon'iwas consumes
by counsel In arguing the Instruction?
When court convenes ?? this morning
folonel Boykln will opep the argumeu?
for the plaintiff.
Jumped His JIatt.
Dr. E. R. Baughan, thejjroung dent?
ist who was brought to .tills" city Wed?
nesday evening from ; "Richmond by
Chief of Police S. J. I-larwoodon a war?
rant sworn out by Dr. R. L-iRobinson.
of this city, charging him wljh the lar?
ceny of -$41, and who was: 'hailed by
Justice B. B. Semmes in ,-th'e sum of
$75 for his appearance In" 'the police
court yesterday morning; lias; abscond?
ed. Baughan did not sHoW-jilp at the
appointed hour yesterday morning and
since that time the police; %ave b: en
searching for him, but it is.fought he
has left the city. Mr. Thomas-Murray
is Baughan's bondsman.? "rt"' "',
Itnptdan Sails for Thin Port.
a dispatch received by; the Daily
Press last night from WestiHartelpool,
England, stated that the Jte^r-'Chesa
peake & Ohio steams&ip /^Rapidan
sailed yesterday on hex.first voyage to
Newport News. "~:.".'..^,." -
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suicide in the Richmond jail.
rich AIOND, va., June 23.?W. l.
Hawes. a white man about 55 years of
age, and a prisoner in the city jail,
?ommitted suicide there today by open?
ing an artery In his wrist with a cor?
NO ENGAGEMENT YET.
Jp to 12:30 This Morning Sampson Ha4
Not Reported a Figlit.
( By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. June 23.?Up to 12:3*
onight neither the War nor Navy De?
partment had received any news from
-ither the troops or the fleet in the
.ieinity of Santiago. The Navy De?
partment had several messages during
he evening from Admiral . .Sampson,
nit all of them related to purely rou
ine matters of no possible interest to
lie public. Admiral Sampson made no
eference to fighting or even to skir
nishing. and his silence on that point,
ogether with the fact that nothing has
icen received by the War Department
rnm General Shafter. is taken by the
?ffieials of both departments to mean
hat no engagement in any way serious
ins occurred since the landing of the
A SPANISH FAKE.
LONDON, June 23.?The dispatch to
t> Madrid Imparcial from Havana
"h reference to the alleged escape of
tf; cruiser Heina Christina from San
f'A> and her arrival, after an exciting
, c'"e at Havana, is believed here to be
nu'\y an extravagant version of the
d.is!\eh read in the chamber of depu?
ties \sterday by Captain Aunon an
nount!S. that the auxiliary cruiser
Mariii'hristina had succeeded in
JUN\ RRCEIVES A REPORT.
NEWORK, June 23.? The first of
] ficial cat~ram received by the Cuban
I junta, dt,:t from their government,
since the .eaTcing out of the war, was
i received fce today bv Senor T. Es
I trada Palm It wa8 as follows:
"Playa dfrEste_ june 22.?We are at
Guantanamc pnsltion taken from the
enemy at Pli4 tlol Este. Fought with
two hundred-n1e,.jcans and fiftv Cu?
bans against 0 Spaniards. Complete
route. Enemjy n\ght shameful. We
captured eigh,n ,lriSOners, one offi?
cer. Sixty of t, enemy are dead and
sixteen wounde. tWo officers killed.
"On our part , na(1 two kmed and
three wounded. -0 captured twentv
eight Mauser rifio^nd s 000 cartridges.
"Today the tonof General Rabl ,
and Brigadier Gen:il Castillo took
Bnioniri with the 9 of American1
vessels. Spaniards t firo to the town
on retreating. Sixtcy thousand Amer?
ican troops disembald at nai<iuirl. ,
General Garcia is on ,ar(1 lhe CI U|ser |
(Signed.) "COLOH_, LA BORDE.'
LYNCHING IN TTNKqsEK
NASHVILLE. TENN June 23.?A
dispatch to the Bannevronl rouble
Springs, Tenn.. states \t Charles
Washington, colored, wh:.ecentjy as_
saulted "Mrs. Ward neaiiTin(1 nek.
Putnam county, was lynl 5 al Mine
Lick today. He was oap.p(1 ?rar
Dayton and lodged in jail a^pkevifle.
but was taken from prisory a m(fo
I and hanged. The negro said<,,iad es?
caped from the New Jersey .?itemt
ary after serving only a short.,,,, He
confessed his guilt. The l>'nc\^'was
witnessed by 3,000 people. "?
Mrs. M. W. Harwood has PVned
from Richmond, where she wen: at_ I
_tend the funeral of her aunt, Mrsejs.
Crab nets, lines, hooks and flV,
mpplies. Adams' RacUet Store. .
Rig run on paints: try me. Hol
Whv. come and Get my prices. W. t
K. HOLT, Twenty-seventh street aij
Roanoke avenue. jun-16-t
Tee cream freezers 2 to 10 quarts,
water coolers 2 to 8 gallons.1 Pr^j'1
right. Adams' Racket Stare.
ma-20-tf , _, ^.i"43
Six Thousand American
Soldiers on the Island.
\riny and Navy Co-operate to Splendid
Advantage. Cuban Insurgents.
Hear Their Share lu the Kn
(Copyright, IS'.i.x, by Associated Press.)
ON BOARD THE ASSOCIATED
PRESS DISPATCH BOAT WANDA.
BAIQUnu HARBOR. CUBA. Wednes?
day. June 22. 5 P.. AI., via Kingston,
.lain.. Thursday, June 22.?At 5 o'clock
this afternoon six thousand trained
American soldiers arc encamped in the
hills In and around Bakiuiri and 10.UUO
more rest on their arms on board trans?
ports off shore, ready to join those who
have debarked as soon as the available
launches and small boats can carry
Time, sea and weather were propi?
tious for Hie army of invasion. The
navy and Cue army co-operated splen?
didly and as the big warships closed tn
on the shore to pave the way for the
approach of the transports and then
went back again, three cheers for the
navy went up from 10.0?O throats on
the troop ships .and three cheers for the
army rose from ship after ship as thp
troop ships moved in to take their
share in the hazardous game. It wag
war. and it was magnilicent.
The Cuban insurgents, too. bore thetr
share in the enterprise honorably and
well. Five thousand of them, in moun?
tain fastnesses and dark thickets of ra?
vines, lay all last night-.on their guna
\va\ching every road and mountain
path leading from Santiago de Cuba
to Guantanamo. A thousand of them
were within sight of B?iq?lri. ufaklna
the approach of the Spaniards under
cover of the darkness an impossible
At 4 o'clock tills morning as the As?
sociated Press dispatch boat approach?
ed Baiiiuiri the entire island of Cuba
seemed wrapped In soft mist like thai
of the dog days in northern latitude*.
Distant objects loomed dimly, but It
was seen that many of the troop ship*
that had been lying several miles In thft
oiling had drawn in toward shore, whiln
three or four warships lay menaclngl>
near the harbor approach. All arouno
the transports steam launches and
small boats were bobbing about like
corks, the first indication of the true
object of the undertaking ahead.
n hour later the sun was rising In |
the eastern sky. touching the mountain
tops with patches of light green and
revealing the great semi-circle of troop
ships, some close to the coast line, otn "
ers :v. mile distant, with ? their .deck?
crowded withreager; - 'expeciint' men.
impatient to "begin the great movement
of destiny, to make" a new chapter In
the history of America, the first inva?
sion by our army of a foreign country
In a half century.
As the dispatch boat of the Associ?
ated Press ran closer In near where
the New Orleans wns lvtnir with b<?i
great ArmstronR guns trnInert on Bai?
quiri, tongues of lurid flume and black
smoke were seen rising from the town,
the inevitable consequence of war ann
a sure sign that the Spaniards bad
gone, leaving ruin behind them.
The captain of the New Orleans
shouted the news to the dispatch boat,
adding: "You hail better keep off a
little. You are in range. They have a
ritle on the hill on the eastern side of
There is a steep, rocky hill, known an
Punta Baiquiri, rising almost perpen?
dicularly at the place indicated. It Is
a veritable Gibraltar in possibilities ot
defense. From the staff at its summit
the Spanish flag was defiantly floating
at sunset last night, hut it was gone
this1 morning and with It the small
Spanish guard which had maintained
the signal station. Between nightfall
and dawn the Spaniards had taken the
alarm and had tied from the place, fir?
ing the town as they left. The dames j
were watched with interest from the
ships. Two sharp explosions were
heard. At first they were thought to
be the report of guns from Spanish
masked batteries, but they proved to
be the explosion of ammunition in the
Three hours' walling made the men
on the transports impatient to get
ashore and In action, and every move
of the warships was closely watched
by the soldiers.
A little before 9 o'clock the bombard?
ment of the batteries of Jaragua was
begun by the ships of Rear Admiral
Sampson's fleet. This was evidently a
feint to cover the real point of attack,
Jaragua being about half way between
Baiquiri and Santiago de Cuba. The
bombardment lasted about twenty min?
The scene then quickly shifted back
to the great seml-elrelo of the trans?
port fleet before Baiquiri.
At 9:40 o'clock the New Ortean?
opened fire with a gun that sent a shell
rumbling and crashing against the hill?
side. The Detroit, Wasp, Mathias and
Suwanee followed suit and soon the
hillsides and the valleys-seemed to be
ablaze as shot followed shot in swift
succession amid the wild and excited
cheering of the soldiers on the trans?
tn five minutes the sea was alive with
flotillas of small boats. headed by
launches, speeding for Baiquiri dork
Some of the boats were manned by
crews of sailors, while others were
rowed by the soldiers themselves. Each
boat contained sixteen men, everyone
In fighting trim and carrying throe
I days' rations, a shelter tent, a gun and
two hundred cartridges ready to take
the field on touching the shore should
they be required to do so.
The firing of the warships, however,
proved to bo needless precaution, as
their shots were not returned and no
Spaniards were visible.
Two correspondents of the Associated
Press, in a small boat, joined the first
flotilla that went ashore and wilnessed
the inspiring sight of the land'ng.
General Shafter. on board the Segu
ranca, closely watched the landing of
Brigadier General Daw ton. who had
been detailed to command the landing
party, led the way in a launch, accom?
panied by his staff, and directed the
formation of the line of operation.
The Eighth (regular) infantry was
the first regiment to land, followed by
General Shaffer's old regiment, the
Twenty-second infantry, the Tenth In?
fantry, the Fifteeenth Infantry, the
Seventeenth infantry and Twelfth in?
fantry, the Second Massachusetts reg.
dment and a detachment of the Ninth ,
j,The boats rushed forward simulta- t
(Jyj??sly from every quarter, in good J
\toired rivalry to be first, and their t
occupants scrambled over one another
to leap ashore.
As the boats tossed about in the surt
breaking against the pier, getting
ashore was no easy matter. The sol?
diers had to throw their rifles on the
dock before they could climb up them
selves and some hard tumbles resulted,
but nobody was hurt.
At the end of the pier the companies
and regiments quickly lined up and
General Lawton threw a strong de?
tachment, for the night, about six
miles west, on the road to Santiago and
another detachment was posted to the
north of the town, among the hills. The
rest of the troops were quartered in the
town, some of them being housed in the
buildings of the iron company. Others
of the troops were quartered in desert
ed houses, while others still preferred
the shelter of their tents in the adjoin?
The morning's fire. It was seen, des?
troyed the roundhouse, the repair shopa
and several small dwellings.
The town was deserted when the
troops landed, but women and children
soon appeared from the surrounding
thickets and returned to their homes.
The sun-bronzed soldiers. In their
slouch hats and service uniforms,
quickly searched the buildings and
brat up the thickets after landing In
search of lurking foes and marched
into the unknown country beyond at
nightfall, with long, swinging strides
and the alert bearing of the old fron?
tiersmen, ready to fight the Spaniard*
Sioux fashion or in the open, wherever
they could be found.
The cheers of their comrades still
waiting on the transports and of the
blue jackets and the strains of "Yan?
kee Doodle" from the bands on th?
trooj) ships saluted them as they dis?
appeared from view over the hills of
The landing was accomplished with?
out loss of life, the only casualty being
the Bounding of an Insurgent on th?
hills hy a shell from one of our war
ships. He will lose his arm.
The insurgent troops at Balquirl art
commanded by General Castillo and
are estimated to number a thousand
OFFICIAL SPANISH REPORTS.
American's Said to Have Been Re?
pulsed at Punta Guerraco.
MADRID, June 23.-2 P. M.-An offi?
cial dispatch from Santiago de Cuba,
dated June 23, today, says:
"The attack commenced yesterday.
The enemy concentrated its land forces
in front of Punta Barracoa, lying
eastward of our left flank, which ex?
tended for eight leagues along the
An official dispatch from Havana
"The commander at Santiago de Cu?
ba announces that the American
squadron has commenced the bombard?
ment and Is trying to disembark at
Daiquiri and at Punta Barracoa.
"An American warship has shelled
and destroyed a snv 1 wooden fort
near Cienfuegos. .^eyen . Spaniards
were siifchrly' Wounded.
MADRID, June 23.-4 P. M.?The
minister of war. General Correa, it la
announced, .has received an official dis?
patch fromsSantlago de Cuba, announc?
ing- that the Americans' first attack on
Punta Guerraco has been repulsed af?
ter a hard fought and bloody engage?
Ptinta Uarraooa Is situated a short
distance from Baiquiri, where the Unt?
ied Slides troops landed yesterday. It
is nearer the roast and therefore more
completely under the guns of the Amer?
ican licet, from which It rnn be Judged
that il is highly Improbable that th?
army has been repulsed as announced
MADRID. June 23.-4:30 P. M.?Gabi?
dispatches received here from Admiral
Gervera say the crews of the Spanl?t
warships at Santiago have joined thr
land fences in order to take part In th?
defense of the city. He adds that th?
lit nation is critical, but a later dis?
patch iiltirms that the Spaniards "hav?
victoriously repulsed the enemy."
A dispatch from the governor of San?
tiago <le Cuba says:
?The attack on Slboney (Sabonal
ami Baiquiri continued until nightfall.
Tin- enemy was repulsed except on th?
left, al Baiquiri, where the Spaniards
were obliged to retire in consequent*
of a thinking movement upon the part
of the enemy, who landed several kilo?
meters east of Baiquiri. The Spanish
forces retired in good order Into th?
mountains. Slboney and Berracoa wer?
destroyed by the American shell*."*
SPANISH REINFORCEMENTS. "
LONDON, June 24.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Times says:
"The government has received an
additional dispatch from Cuba, not
yet published, to the effect that Span?
ish reinforcements are being concen?
trated on Santiago."
MADRID, June 23.?fi P. M.?During
the afternoon a semi-official note was
issued "In order to avoid a misunder?
standing." pointing out that "merely
the Spanish left retired and took up a
position in the mountains, owing to the
Americans landing nine kilometers
east of Baiquiri, where there were no
Spanish troops, and endeavoring to out?
flank the Spaniards."
The note then points out that "this
part of the country Is very unhealthy
and that yellow jack is rampant."
The Spanish official dispatches are
announced to have created an "excel?
lent Impression" here as indicating the
"immense difficulties of the advance on
Santiago Ue Cuba."
The dispatches from Cuba were read
in the Senate here today, whereupon
the Senators made patriotic speeches.
Senator Navarro Rodriguo declared
Europe and the whole world is "com?
mitting the greatest and most horrible
crime of lese humanity in allowing
Spain tobe crushed by brutal weight of
-Continuing, the Senator dilated upon
the grave danger to 'the Latin and
Slay races "if Europe tolerates Anglo
The billiget was then adopted, which
will permit the government to suspend
the sittings of the Cortes.
The newspapers talk of a possible
change tit ministry next week.
GOVERNOR PINGREE AT TAMPA.
( By Telegraph.)
TAMPA. FLA.. June 23.?Governor
I'ingree, of Michigan, today paid his
respects to .General Cpppinger, and
this evening Is being banquetted at a
Spanish restaurant in Ybor City, by
the officers of the Michigan regiment.
Tomorrow afternoon a general court
martial will be held in the second di?
vision to try William Carter, the pri?
vate of company B. who accidentally
?ihot and killed Jerome Osterkamp.
General Kline has been promoted to
he command of General Guy V. Hen?
Woodward Xr Womble have made
wo prices of their entire stock of
?lothing?having cut the price of all
U8.50, $1(1.50. $10.00 and $12.00 suits to
he small sum of $9.50 and all the $10.00.
:9.00. $8.50 and $7.50 suits to the small
mm of $6.50. Ju23-3t.
AGAINST HEAVY ODDS
American Troops at Santiago
at a Disadvantage.
TO FACE CERVERA'S GUNS
Suuiusun , May Force Ills Way Into tue
Harbor ami Attack the SpaulBh Fleet.
More Sol?llem_ Coining to Olli
? I'olnt from Camp Alger.
WASHINGTON*, June Si.?Secretary
Alger ana General Miles were in con?
ference in the secretary's office at '
o'clock this afternoon when the first.
.Madrid bulletin announcing that fight?
ing had begun was shown them. Sec?
retary Alger read it aloud with evi?
dent satisfaction and both gentlemen
expressed themselves gratified \vith this
favorable report, coming as it did, from
the enemy. There was no surprise
that the lighting had begun so soon.
It was suggested by the reporter that
I the troops hail completed their landing
only this morning.
"Yes, but they have gone there to
tight and are ready to begin at once."
replied General Miles. Secretary Alger
said no word hud been received up to
that hour indicating that lighting was
in progress. He had no reason to doubt,
however, that our troops had encoun?
tered the Spanish forces, and had
given a good account of themselves.
General Miles said that the American
troops would now push forward ag?
gressively driving the Spanish and
forcing them to fight. There was not
a suggestion of apprehension or doubt,
either in Secretary Alger or General
Miles, as to what the outcome would
be. They had made their plans well
and they were confident that General
Shafter and his troops would be ham?
mering at the gates of Santiago before
The impression here is that the Span?
iards will make their strongest stand
close to Santiago and the Inner harbor
within the range of protection of the
guns of the big Spanish cruisers lying
there. There is no doubt that until
those ships are removed from the field
of operation the campaign against San?
tiago will be conducted against odds.
The guns of the ships command the
hills over which our soldiers must come
to attack the town and reach the bay.
but we will soon bring our own artil?
lery into play. The naval officers here
believe that when the time comes for
an attack by land upon the town
Sampson will force his way into the
harbor and take part in the engage?
ment. They are satisfied that the
wreck of the Merrimac does not com?
pletely block the channel and say that
if Sampson does not come in the Span?
ish fleet is likely to make a desperate
effort to get out. The mines .are to
?be considered in such case, but it is
believed that once Morro Cactle is tak?
en bv the combined attack of the sol?
diers* and fleet, these obstructions can
be easily removed with the experience
gained in Guanlanamo Bay.
The only positive news coming to
the War Department up to the close of
office hours was a dispatch to General
Miles from one of his staff officers with
General Shaffer, ami alsc. a hrlef dis?
patch to General Greely from* Lieuten?
ant t'olonel Allen. General Miles'
dispatch stated in substance that the
landing of troops bad been completed
without any casualties, save to one Cu?
ban soldier who had his arm injured
by the bursting of a shell. The troops
of Garcia and Rabi. about H.TOO in
number, had met the American forces
with enthusiastic greetings. Stress
was laid upon the point that the Cu?
bans were well armed and well discip?
lined. General Garcia was confident
that his forces would be swelled to
10.000 men as soon as Santiago fell.
About the only need among the Cu?
bans was shoes anil quinine. The dis?
patch to General Greely merely stated
that progress was being made in con?
necting the military forces directly
with the War Department.
During the day orders were Issued
to the entire division, composing the
newly created command of Brigadier
General Guy V. Henry, for their speedy
departure to reinforce General Shafter
at Santiago. Already the Thirty-third
Michigan and one battalion of the
Thirty-fourth Michigan have started
on their mission. Today's orders cover
the balance of General Henry's com?
mand. It includes the remaining bat?
talions of the Thirty-fourth Michigan
and the Ninth Massachusetts regiment.
These will complete General Duflleld's
command. The Third Virginia, which
belongs to this brigade, will not go.
as its equipment Is incomplete. The
orders also cover the entire brigade of
Brigadier General Garretson. which
includes the Sixth Illinois. Sixth Mas?
sachusetts and Eighth and Ninth Ohio
regiments. The plan is to move all of
General Henry's division on the Har?
vard and Yale, these ships to make
two round trips. The first trip will car?
ry most, if not all. of General Duffleld's
brigade. The War Department allows
three days for the trip, two days to
unload the troops and three days to
return to Newport News, making
eight days. By that time General Gar
retson's brigade will be at Newport
News ready to go on board the ships,
and then will come the second trip,
taking three days, with two days al?
lowed for Garretson's troops to unload
Reports were current at the War
Department again today that Genera'
Miles, commanding the army, would
leave the city within the next two days,
Tt was also asserted that he had asked
to get into the actual fighting by going
i to Cuba and there assuming com?
mand .of the troops. This was contra?
dictory to the reports circulated a few
days ago that General Miles would
take command of the Porto Rico ex?
pedition. When General Miles' atten?
tion was drawn to the several confid?
ing reports tonight he good-naturedly
declined to discuss them.
The details of the accident on the
Yankee on Decoration Day have fust
reached the Navy Department. While
the ship was at sea a trial was made
of the guns. One. a six-pounder, using
English smokeless powder hung Are
after the trigger was pulled. The gun?
ner, without waiting, threw open the
breech just as the charge exploded.
The rear blast killed Corporal J. J.
Murray and severely- injured Private
Jesse Fuller, both of the United States
marine corps. The powder Is believed
to be defective, as other hang fires have
been had with it, and if used at all In
the future it will he with great caution.
None of the naval millamen. who In .t
larsre part man the Yankee, was hurt.
The British consul at Havana, Mr.
Gollau, who has so well protected such
American interests In Havana as were
necessarily left in his care. Is to quit
Havana for home on leave. He has
been a long time in Havana continu
nuslv and has been under much strain
lately During his absence Mr. Jer
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