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VOL III, NO. 152.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1898.
WILL ARRIVE TODAY
More Troops Coming from
EMBARKON THE HARVARD
Soldiers Will Sau..i? the Cruiser to Kelli
force Ueuerai Shatter st Santiago
de Cuba. Will Mess at .
The remainder of General Duffleld's
brigade, which has been ordered to
Join General Shafter at Santiago de
Cuba, will arrive here in special trains
over the Chesapeake &. Ohio railroad
this morning to embark on the auxil?
iary cruiser Harvard.
The troops will number about 1,500
men and they will come on live special
trains, the first being due to arrive at
7 o'clock. The soldiers will not be
transferred to the Harvard immediate?
ly upon their arrival, as has been
stated. Major Howard, quar,.ermaster
in-chief of the second corps, and Cap?
tain Deming, who is in charge of sub?
sistence, arrived in the city yesterday
and made arrangements Tor'the enter?
tainment o fthe rat ', awarding the
contract to Mr. M. Joo, proprietor of
When the troops leave the train at
the station they will be marched to the
Casino grounds, where rations will be
served. Last night Mr. Joo was on the
Casino grounds preparing to serve the
men. Huge kettles were set up on the
tennis plot, as Mr. Joo has contracted
to make 300 gallons of coffee for the
:<oldlers, besides serving them with
Shortly before noon the embarkation
will begin from the piers. and it is
probable that the Harvard will sail
early in the afternoon.
A special train carrying ammunition,
guns, tents and supplies arrived here
from Camp Alger at 3:30 o'clock this
morning. This train was made up of
eleven freight cars.
The steamship Chatham, of the
Merchants & Miners line, arrived here
shortly after 6 o'clock last evening wit
supplies on board for the Harvard. The
Chatham moved up the. river and drop
ped anchor near where the cruiser was
lying and transferred her cargo.
ttaerults tiolug *>ou h.
The twelve recruits enlisted by Lieu?
tenant W. L. Hillyer. of Company C.
Huntington Rides, since he has teen in
the city will leave today for Jackson?
ville, Fla., to join the Fourth Virginia
Regiment. The following is a list of
the men, their place of residence and
the commands they will join:
John Morris, Hejiderson, Ky., Com?
John Milton, Philadlphia, Fa., Com?
? Daniel Waters, Johnstown, Pa., Com?
William F. Ray wood, Hampton, Va..
John Lewis, Lee Hight, Pa.. Company
Phillip LIndenberger, Baltimore, Md..
Robert L. Wilson, Hampton, Va..
J?mes Gillis. Maine, Huntington
Edward Kelley. Onio. Huntington
John Murphy, Tower City, Pa., Hunt?
Emanuel Hamilton. Newport News.
Charles Ed. Haislup, Newport News.
These recruits will leave this morn?
ing at 11 o'clock over the Chesapeake
& Ohio railroad.
Lieutenant Hillyer spends the greater
part of the day at his recruiting office
on Twenty-seventh street, and when?
ever a man applies for enlistment he
is examined by Dr. Samuel W. Hob
Mr. F. F. Fluch Wauls Int. rent.
Mr. F. F. Finch, from whom the
Board of School Trustees had agreed
to purchase a block of eight lots as a
site for the high school building, yes?
terday notified Mr. W. E. Barrett, the
clerk of the board, that if the beard
would pay him interest on the money
from last March, the time when the
deal was made, he 'would have a deed
prepared for the land desired. Mr.
Finch was given until yesterday at
noon to have the deed ready, otherwise
the commonwealth's attorney was to
be instructed by the clerk to begin
condemnation proceedings at once, and
so it is probable that the matter will
r? carried to the corporation court.
Justice J. D. G. Brown disposed of
the following cases in the police court
John Williams, charged with opening j
his bar on Sunday; case continued un-'
til Wednesday, the. 29th Instant.
R. H. Harris, foist driving, fined $2
Caldonla Gibson, disorderly condust;
case continued until tomorrow in order
to allow plaintiff time to produce ad
dltlonal witnesses. '
Will Go Into Office Next Friday.
Next Friday, July 1, the newly elect?
ed city officers will be inducted into
office. Those to whom the oath will be
administered arei Mr. A. A. Moss, who
succeeds Mayor Walter A. Post; City
Sergeant E. W. Milstead, who succeeds
himself: Commonwealth's Attorney J.
K. M. Newton, who also succeeds him?
self; R. Saunders Shields,. who sucj
ceeds Constable George W. Crow, .and
the councilmen and Justices of the
Will Not Leave Till Monday.
Mr. C. C. Kent, general secretary of
the local Y. M. C. A., who has been
elected to Carry on Y. M. C. A work
among the troops camped at Chlcka
mauga Park. Tenn, will not leave for
his new field of labor till Monday. Mr.
Kent has been granted two months'
leave of absence by the board of direc?
Is Not a Candidate for City Clerk.
Mr. R. E. Marable will not be a
candidate for city clerk against Joseph
A. Massle, who has efficiently discharg?
ed the duties of that office since the
city was incorporated, as was reported.
Mr. Marable says he has no aspirations
to be an office holder of the city.
Woodward & Womble have made
two prices of their entire stock of
clothing?having cut the price of all
$18.60, $16.50, $15.00 and $12.00 suits to
the small sum of $9.50 and all the $10.00.
',$9.00, $8.60 and $7.50 cults to the small
? sum of $6.50. ju23-3t
VERDICT EXPECTED TODAY.
Eaetnian-Finch Damage Suit Will Uo to
the Jury This Afternoon.
The Finch-Eastman damage case
has not been given to the jury.
Both of the sessions of the Corpora?
tion Court yesterday were consumed
by counsel in arguing the instructions
to be given by the court to the Jury.
It was expected that counsel would be?
gin arguing the case yesterday morn?
ing at 11 o'clock, but when the jurors
reported they were told that they would
not be needed before 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. At that hour they again
took their seats in the jury box. Coun?
sel were not ready to begin the argu?
ment and the jurors were dismissed
till this morning.
It is expected that when court con?
venes at 10 o'clock this morning Col?
onel K. E. Boykin will open the argu?
ment for the plaintiff.
FELL FROM A COAL BARGE.
Clayton Drown (Colon-it) lirnnurd Be?
tween Pier? 4 null ?.
Clayton Brown (colored), aged about
30 years, was drowned between piers 4
and ? at 2:30 o'clock yesterday after?
Brown was a laborer in the employ
of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
Company, and was engaged with sev
er.a! other negroes coaling tne steam?
ship Shenandoah at the time of the ac?
cident which resulted in his death.
The barge was loaded with coal, and In
attempting to go from one side to the
other, he lost his hold, slipped and fell
overboard. A negro who witnessed the
accident quickly passed the end of a
shovel to Brown, but the drowning
man grabbed it with such force as to
wre-eh 't from his would-be rescuer's
hands. The negro sank and never
rose again. Some time was spent yes?
terday afternoon in dragging for the
body, but it was not found.
Mr. W. O. Little, a graduate of the
Mat yland College of Pharmacy, has ac?
cepted a position with Mr. W. G. Bur?
gess, proprietor of the Warwick
Pharmacy. He arrived in the city
Thursday and entered upon his duties.
Mr. Little is a registered pharmacist
both in this State an<L.North Carolina.
An address on socialism will be de?
livered at "Elevator_Square" tonight
by Mr. A. T. McTier, of Manchester.
The following building permits have
been issued by the building committee:
C. F. Hopkins, two story, wood roof,
frame building on Forty-seventh
street, between Washington and La
E. W. Harwood. two story, slate roof,
brick building on Thirty-third street,
between Washington and Lafayette
C. W: Nettles, two story, wood roof,
frame building on Twenty-seventh
street, between Washington and La
The directors of the Citizens & Ma?
rine Bank have declared a semi-annual
dividend of 3 per cent, and added $1,000
to the surplus fund. ...
. It .is..rep^u^I.?)U>at^be_Bra?WOA^^
namite cruiser Nictheroy will come
here for repairs.
The Casino will not be converted into
a playhouse, as has been rumored. The
Old Dominion Land Company decided
not to make any alterations in the
buildin. However. Mr. G. B. A. Book?
er, of this city, and Mr. Thomas Adkin.
formerly with the Lees, the hypnotists,
will take the management of Johnson's
Opera House next season and put on
a number of up-t i-date farce e-medics.
Sergeant Paul I). Mills, who applied
to the War Department for his dis?
charge from Battery A, Pennsylvania,
has accepted the position of assistant
electrician aboard the aux liary cruiser
Harvard. He has already entered up?
on his duties.
It is reported that the government is
negotiating with the Newport News
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
for the construction of a number of
barges^ They will probab y be used
for war purposes if built.
The German steamship St. Marnock.
which was inspected by Naval Con?
structor Woodward with a view of pur?
chasing the vessel for use as a trans?
port was rejected by the government
on account of her low rate of speed.
A game of ball will be played at the
Soldiers' Home grounds next Saturday
between nirws from Battery A, Camp
Warburton, and the First Maryland
Regiment ft Fortress Monroe.
Police on Banghan'K Trail.
The police authorities believe they
have a clue to the whereabouts of Den?
tist Baughan, who jumped his bail
bond last Thursday morning.
When last heard from Baughan had
joined the knights of the road and
was "hoofing it" in the direction of
There is a colored man in this city
who will ever remember the dentist.
Thursday morning Baughan hired the
negro to take him to Smithfleld, which
he did, returning late that night.
When he arrived here Baughan asked
the colored man how much he owed
him for his services. He replied that
he usually got $3. The wily dentist
said that he had nothing smaller than
a "V" and asked the boatman if he
had any change. Seventy cents was
all the negro could "rake" together.
"Let me have that," said Baughan.
"and I'll go up here and get the
change." Since that time the negro
has not seen Baughan.
Before leaving the city Baughan
went to a house on Twenty-eighth
street and exchanged his light coat for
one of a dark hue without the pe?>
mission of the owner. Then he sklp
P<Baughan was arrested In Richmond
on a warrant sworn out by Dr. Lee
Rrtblnson. of this city, charging him
with the theft of $41. He was brought
to this city bv Chief of Police S. J.
Harwood and lodged In jail, but was
admitted to bail by Justice B. B.
Semmes in the sum of $75 with Mr.
Thomas Murray as security.
MtiHOtilr OftlcerH InB'alled.
At the annual communication of
Rremond Lodge, No. 241. A. F. & A. M.,
held last night, the following officers
were installed for the ensuing year:
J. A. Hirshberg?Master.
E. L. Cunningham?Senior Warden.
A. T.. F.vans?Junior Warden.
M. H. Lash?Treasurer.
R. T. Marable?Secretary.
C. C. Cox?Senior Deacon.
W. C. Nickum?Junior Deacon.
Rev. C. C. Cox?Chaplain.
C. D. West?Steward.
P. E. Marable?Steward.
H. S. Jones?Tiler.
KU??. Firn? and Keil RneP.
Are positively driven out by the use
of Calverfs Tnsect Powder. The pat?
ent sift top box makes its own death
dealing dust. Different from all oth?
ers. Only 10c. Ask for Calverfs and
take no other. Ju25-eod-lm.
Big run on paints; try me. How?
Whv come and Get my prices. W. H.
K. HOLT, Twenty-seventh street and
Roanoke avenue. Jun-16-tf
AT CAMF WARBURTON.
Personal and Other Notes or In
Three kegs of Powder were received
at Camp Warburton yesterday and
from now on the usual fort guns of
the day will be fired regularly. The
sun set gun was fired last night for the
The ladies of the city who are send?
ing one hundred pounds of ice to Bat?
tery C's camp every day made the men
a present of a refrigerator yesterday
The wife of Lieutenant Waters ar?
rived last night from Phoenixville.
She was accompanied by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Eacoch. They will stop
at the Warwick Hotel during their
slay in the city.
Lieutenant Fulmer is one of the hap?
piest men at Camp Warburton. Mrs.
Fulmer, accompanied by her son, ar?
rived yesterday from Phoenixville. and
will remain as long as the lieutenant
is stationed in this city. They will
make their home at Hotel Ivey.
WEEKLY REVIEW OF TRADE.
War Seems to Have But Little Effect
NEW YORK. June 24.? R. G. Dun &
Company's weekly review of trade
"Very little of the new business seen,
in proportion to the aggregate. has
been caused by the war. Not any. dis?
coverable by ordinary tests, has been
prevented by war. Neither has the col?
lapse of the wheat speculation causwd
the expected decrease of shipments, for
exports continue remarkably large.
Gold comes or does not come, as we
want it, the world's market being ev?
idently at our command. An offering
of bonds by the government brings
out at the start bids for more than
three times the amount offered while
the popular subscription already for
three quarters of the amount exhibits
in strong light the confidence of the
"Wheat ceases to full and begins to
rise in price because foreign needs are
not yet satisfied. Atlantic exports for
the w.eek were, flour included. 3,246.265
bushels, against 1.445.947 last year, and
Pacific exports 517.153 against S7.0S:i last
year and the demand is not of a spec?
ulative character. The world's need
of grain is greater than ever and 213.
S21.567 bushels of wheat and 207.317.4*::
bushels of corn have gone abroad al?
ready with a week to spare. without
much fluctuation, exports being 2.574.
723 bushels for the week against 1,660.
922 last year. Other grain exports
have been unusually heavy.
"The industries, at the season when
stoppages are to be expected, main?
tain production surprisingly. There
are very few interruptions on account
of labor, and wage scales for the com?
ing year have nearly all been amicably
settled. The iron industry is dull at
the east, with complaint that prices
do not rise, but at Pittsburg and the
west the works are getting more bus?
iness constantly, and are even com?
peting so sharply that prices are slight?
ly lower for bars, cut nails, steel rails
and grey forge, while southern irdn is
also offered lower for implements,
fencing, cars, railway equipment and
TtH"W?ts-bf -btnlding 1s the noteworthy,
feature of this remarkable year.
"Wool is stronger a shade. Cotton
has weakened three sixteenths with ex?
cellent crop prospects, but a larger de?
mand for goods is seen, though not as
yet enough to cause any advance in
prices. Reports of distribution are
generally encouraging. Failures for
the week have been 2S5 in the United
States against 216 last year, and 11 in
Canada against 24 last year.
COMPLIMENTED BY SAMPSON.
Officers and Men of the Texas Com;,
mended for Their Work.
(Copyright, 1898, by Associated Pre?*.)
PLATA DEL ESTE, GUANTANA
Mo BAY. PROVINCE OF SANTIAGO
DE CUBA, June 24.?The remains of F.
O. Blakely, the apprentice of the bat?
tleship Texas, who was struck and kill?
ed by a six-inch shell while the Texas
was shelling the batteries of Santiago
de Cuba on Wednesday last, have been
burled at sea off Santiago de Cuba.
Four of the eight others who were
wounded at the time Blakely was kill?
ed, have been brought here and placed
on the hospital ship Solace. The other
wounded men will remain on the Tex?
as. The battleship was not seriously
damaged by the shell.
The dynamite cruiser Vesuvius at?
tacked the Santiago batteries last
night, throwing three dynamite shells.
It is believed the projectiles* did great
damage to the inirenehments.
The Texas fought the battle alone
and after its conclusion the officers and
men of the battleship were compliment?
ed by Rear Admiral Sampson for the
excellent work they had performed.
The names of the men wounded on
the Texas include the following: J.
S'monsen, J. E. Nelson. H. A. Lee, R.
Jk sell, R. C. Engel, C. G. Mullin and
J. E. Lively.
METHODIST CLAIM SCANDAL.
Movements of the Army Embarrasses
the Quartermaster's Department.
WASHINGTON, June 24.?The com?
mittee on claims today began the in?
vestigation of the charges made in con?
nection with the payment of the claim
of $288,000 of the Methodist Book Con?
cern, by examining Book Agent Bar
bee. Mr. Barbee admitted the payment
of $100.800. or 35 per cent., to Air. Stahl
man, as the attorney of the Book Con?
cern in the collection of the claim; but
he held that the claim was just and
that the employment of an agent was
a matter which concerned only the
Book Concern itself, taking the posi?
tion that he was under no obligation
to inform the Senate in response to
the telegrams of Senators Pasco and
Bate as to the amount that was to
be paid to the agent. Mr. Stahlman ad?
mitted the receipt of the money as
pay for his services, but said that he
had not informed anvone of the exis?
tence of his contract for his pay, believ?
ing that if he should do so it would
prejudice the claim and prevent its
consideration upon its merits.
DEATH ON THE TEXAS.
Six-inch Shell Kills an Apprentice and
Wounds Eight Others.
(Convrlerht. 1898, bv Associated Pre^s.l
PLAY A DEL ESTE. GUANTANA
MO BAY, Thursday. June 23.-3 P. M.
?While shelling the batteries of San?
tiago de Cuba yesterday the battle?
ship Texas was struck by a six-inch
shell which passed through her port
side, killing F. O. Blakely, an appren?
tice, and wounding eight others. The
Texas, with a number of transports,
was making a feint west of the en?
trance of Santiago harbor and was
shelling the woods.
A Spanish battery on the hill west of
the harbor opened on the warship and
for three hours there was a lively ex?
change of shots. The Spaniards shot
wild, but the last shell struck the
Texas Just above the gun deck and ex?
ploded. Blakely, who was standing di?
rectly in the pa>.h of the shell, was cut
all to pieces and eight of his compan?
ions were wounded at the same time.
Twelve Americans Killed and
SPANISH LOSS UNKNOWN
United states Troop* ul ? Disadvantage. In
I'nMtlon and Numbers, but by (?lorlous
? Fighting Finally Scut the Spaniards
Sputtering Ovit the Mountains.
(Copyright. IflS, by Associated Press.)
ON BOARD Till-; ASSOCiAirED
PRESS DISPATCH BOAT WA NBA.
(IFF JURAGUA, Friday afternoon.
June 24, via Playa Del Este, Guant?na
iiiu Bay, June 24.?S P. M.?This morn?
ing (Friday) four troops of the First
cavalry, four troops of the Tenth cav?
alry and eight troops of Roosevelt's
Rough Riders, less than a thousand
men in all. dismounted and attacked
2,000_ Spanish soldiers in the thickets
within five miles of Santiago de Cuba.
The Americans heat tne enemy back
into the city, but they left the follow?
ing dead upon the Held:
Captain Allyn K. Capron, of Troop L.
Sergeant Hamilton Fish, Jr.
Privates Tilman and Dawson. both of
Private Dougherty, of Troop A.
Private \V. T. Irwin, of Troop E.
Privates Dixon, York, BeJork, Klobe,
Berlin and Leninark.
TL'NTH CAVALRY. ' j
FIFTY WOUNDED. j
At least fifty Americans were wound?
ed, including six officers. Several' of
the wounded will die.
Twelve dead Spaniards were found
in the bushes alter the fight, but their,
loss was doubtless far in excess of thai,
General Young coinmanued the expe?
dition and was with the regulars. while
Colonel Wood directed the operations
of the Rough Riders, several miles
Both parties struck the Spaniards
about the same time and the tight last?
ed an hour. The Spaniards opened tire
from the thick brush and had every ad?
vantage of numbers and position, but
the troops drove them back from the
start, stormed the blockhouse, around
which they made the final stand and
sent, them scattering over the moun?
The cavalrymen were afterward re?
inforced by the Seventh. Twelfth and
Seventeenth infantry part of the ninth
cavalry, the Second n.assachusetts and
the Seventy-first New York.
The Americans now hold the position
at the threshold of Santiago de Cuba, j
with more troops going forward con- I
stuntly and they are preparing for a
final assault upon the city.
The following officers were wounded.
Major Brodie, shot through the right
forearm: Captain McClintock, Troop B.
shot through the right leg: Lieutenant
J. II. Thomas, Troop L. shot through
right leg. His condition is.serious.
All of the foregoing officers nie
Other officers wounded are: Captait.
Knox, whose condition is serious: Ma?
jor Bell and Lieutenant Bryan. These
officers' are of the First cavalry.
The following are among the soldiers
Rough Riders?Troop B?Privates E.
M. Hill. Shelley. F. Tshler. M. S. New
comb, Fred N. Beale and Corporal J.
Troop E?Corporal James F. Bean.
Privates Frank B. Booth, Albert C.
Hartle, R. G. Bailey. H. Alvers, E. J.
Atherton, Clifford Reed and Sergeant
G. W. Arringo. _
Troop G?Sergeant Thomas F. Cava
naugh. Corporal L. L. Stewart. Pri?
vates George Rowland. II. J. ITaef nc r,
Michael Coyle, R. M. Reld and M. Rus?
Troop L?Privates J. R. Kean, John
P. Dernap. Thomas F. Meagher, Ed?
ward Calborst and Nathaniel Poe.
Tenth Cavalry?Troop B?Prlv.ltts
Russell, Gaines, Miller, Cross, Braxlon
Troop I?Privates Ridd and Mayber
Edward Marshall, correspondent of
the New York Journal, was seriously
wounded in the small of the back.
It is probable that at least ten in the
list of wounded will die.
HAMILTON FISH, JR.
NEW YORK, June 24?Hamil?
ton Fish, Jr., one of the killed,
was one of the young. New Yorkers of
good position and family who went to
the front with Roosevelt's Rough
Riders. He was of distinguished an?
cestry, his family being one of the old?
est in this state. His father. Nicholas
Fish, Is the son of the late Hamilton
Fish, who?jWas secretary of state in
Grant's C?^^^SSAIe is a banker and
lives in thbTcftyV?Hamilton Fisfh was
over six feet tall, of herculean build
and rowed as No. 7 ol the Columbia
College crt-w In its winning race of 1804
over the Ponghkeepsio course.
NO OFFICIAL ADVICES.
WASHINGTON. June 2,r.,?Up to 2
o'clock Lhis morning neither the Presi?
dent nor Secretary Alger "had received
official news concerning the. land en?
gagement near Santiago de Cuba yes?
terday morning. The Associated Press
conveyed to both the . President and
Secretary Alger the only information
concerning the battle which tjtey have
received as yet. Shortly before* 2 o'clock
the story of the engagement was read
to Secretary Alger through ? telephone
l>y a representative of the Associated
Press. While the secretary expressed
the deepest regret for the loss of the
officers and men. he was greatly grat?
ified to learn that the American forces
had achieved what appears to be so de?
cisive a victory and had gained so ex?
cellent a position for the heavy en?
gagement which is confidently expected
to take place in it day or two.
No information concerning the otll
cers and men killed in the engagement
could lie obtained at. the war Depart?
ment, as no ollicers having charge of
tile muster rolls wore on auty.
Captain Allyn K. Capron, ..1" Troop 1..
i Uootteveil's Rough Riders, who is
among the killed, was a son of Captain
-vllyn Capron, h irst artillery, and was
well known in Washington. 11.. was a
second lieutenant of the Seventh cav?
alry and was recently promoted to he
a captain in the volunteer service and
was given command of Troop 1. of the
Rough Kiders. lie was a young and
dashing officer and was regarded by
bis superiors as one .,f th,- nmst prom?
ising cavalry ollicers in ihe service.
Till-; CORTES SUSPENDED.
Customary Cheers tor the Throne Not
MADRID, June 24.-7 P. M.?The de?
cree of the Queel Regent suspending
the Cortes was read in the Senate this
Prior to the reading of the decree
the chamber of deputies, which was
crowded, as were also the galleries.
Senor Salmeroii, the Republican leader,
declared that some of his remarks had
been omitted from the official report
of yesterday's prot.lings.
The president of the chamber. Mar?
quis .Vega. d'Armijo. said tin* omission
must be attribuled to the uproar which
hail probably prevented the reporters
from hearing them.
Senor Salmeron then said he wished
lo have included in the official report
his declarations throwing the responsi?
bility for all the misfortunes of the
country upon the monarchy.
Senor Sagasta at this point rose and
r. ad the royal decree suspending the
The chamber of deputies then ad?
journed and without the customary
cheers for the throne.
SPANISH CABINET MEETS.
Senor Sagasia Explains the Situation
at Home and Abroad.
MADRID. June 24.-4 P. M?The
cabinet met today under the presidency
of the Queen Regent. Premier Sagasta
briefly explained the situation at home
and abroad. No further news was re?
ceived from the Philippine Islands or
from the Island of Cuba.
The Queen Regent signed a decree
suspending the Cortes, which will be
read at the session of the Cortes this
General Cnrrea, minister of war. said
that active operations would be com?
menced' "against the American troops
who were entrenched at Santiago de
PANIC AT A CIRCUS.
Tent of the Sells-Forepaugh Show
SIOUX CITY. IOWA. June 24.?A se?
vere wind slorin struck this city to?
night, blowing down the main tent of
ihe Sells-Foi'epaugh circus, while the
performance was in progress. The col?
lapse of the canvas caused a panic, in
which a score or more of people wen
injured, (hi.- of ibom, Adolph llalv-4?
sen. oi Sioux City, died soon after of
his injuries, while Frank Reynolds, an
attache of the show was hurt internally
and it is believed will die.
PATAU EIRE IN PHILADELPHIA.
Two Firemen Killed and Several In?
jured by Falling Walls.
' I By Telegraph.)
PHILADELPHIA. June 24.?Two
firemen were killed and about eight
others injured by a lire which broke
out late tonight in the works of Thom?
as Potters' Sons & Company, manufac?
turers of. oilcloth and linoleums. Sec?
ond and Venago streets. The dead are:
James Magoe, engine No. 45, and an
The injured, so far as known:
Harry Cotli'n, will probably die; Al?
bert Snyder. scalp wound: Samuel
Bansback, overcome' by heat; Frank
Williams, leg broken and badly burned,
and a number of others whose names
have not been ascertained. The cas?
ualties were due to falling walls.
The Plant of Potters' Sons & Com?
pany comprises three buildings. The
burning building, and to which the fire
was confined, was in the center of the
group. A number of explosions oc?
curred during Ihe fire. The western
wall fell and carried with it a fire?
man's ladder wilh a number of fire?
men. The loss is estimated at $250.000,
and is probably covered by insurance.
J MURDER IN WASHINGTON.
Ex-Policeman Cuts a Woman's Throat
in a Park.
WASHINGTON. June 24.?In broad
daylight and in the presence of a hun?
dred people, a murder, fiendish in its
atrocity, was committed in one of
i Washington's public parks this even?
George W. Horton, ex-member of the
Washington police force, and Jane
Nicholson, a divorced woman, were sit?
ting, about 7 o'clock, on a bench in
Armory Square. at Four and a half
street and Missouri avenue. The wo?
man announced to Horton I hat she pro?
posed no longer to sustain her rela?
tions wilh him. when he drew a pocket
knife and slashed her across the throat.
Her screams attracted scores of people.
Horton continued to slash the woman
with the knife until she fell to the
Everyone of the hundred or more per?
sons who were witnesses of Ihe fearful
trabedy was so paralyzed with horror
that the murderer proi.ded without
interference until he -had almost sev?
ered the head from the body.
The cries of the spectators drev: ti e
police ai d Horton was arrested without
resislioio standing over his victim. At
the station house he cn.lmlv admitted
his deed and expressed 111 tie regret.
THAT CADIZ SQUADRON'.
(P.V Telegraph 1
? WASHINGTON, June 24.?The State
Department, has received advices con?
firming the report that the Spanish
Cadiz squadron is in the Mediterrane?
an moving eastward. The dispatch
?nmo from an agent of the department
in Algiers and was as follows:
"Captain Moon, of the English steam?
er Hani|.ton. informs me that he passed
on the 22d at 2 P. M.. off Pampelleria.
the Spanish squadron bound east, fif?
teen ".hips, including transports laden
with troops, and three torpedo boats."
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Secretary of State Receives Assurances
Which Settle All Doubts. I
WASHINGTON, June 24.?The only
important development at the cabinet
meeting today was the positive settle?
ment of the question of the attitude
of Germany with respect to the Phil?
ippines. The secretary of state has
received assurances which settle be?
yond question all doubts on this point.
Germany has no intention, present or
prospective, of interfering in any way
with the policy and plans of the Uni?
ted States in regard to the occupation
the islands. Its attitude has been
id will continue to be one of strict,
utrality. This statement, coming
nm high otllcial sources, is accepted
; the government in perfect good
faith and is regarded as final and
onclusive. No further attention will
>e paid by this government to any re?
ports to the contrary, which are con?
stantly being sent out, it is believed,
in the interest of Spain. In the offi?
cial reports received from .Admiral
Dewey at Manila there never has been
an intimation that Germany or any
oilier nation by Its naval representa?
tive bad ever shown the least disposi?
tion to overstep the line of strict neu?
trality, nor has there been any reason
to believe that their sympathies were
strongly with the Spaniards in the
can be stateil positively that since
arrival or Admiral Diedrlch with
?man warships at Manila no Instruc?
ts whatever relating to the Manila
in t ion have been sent from the
i-man foreign office to the German
mbassador at Washington, nor has
he subject assumed a phase where
instructions of any kind have passed
luring tin- last three weeks. This dis?
hes of various reports, based on the
I that Herr Von Holleben, the Ger?
man ambassador, called on the secre
if state yesterday, that being the
egular diplomatic day. The state?
ment is made from authoritative
es to show that no basis exists for
lory that Dr. Von Holleben re?
quest..,] and secured permission for
the landing of German marines at Ma?
nila, to protect the German consulate.
is said at the Navy Department
that Admiral Dewey is the supreme
authority at Manila. Tf troops, ma
or sailors are landed at that place
from any neutral men-of-war. it will
be with his permission. It Is not ques
tioned here that a nation may properly
?ek such permission when it Is deemed
isentlal to protect its citizens, its
onsijlate and Its interests, but It is
usual in such eases for the neutral
otvimandor to seek the permission of
lie investing admiral. If it is possible
0 prefer the rennest. No such land?
ing by any possibility could be properly
orstrtied into the acquirement of a
Ight to remain in possession of any
territory in the Philippine Islands,
anil our government does not for a
moment contemplate that any of the
European powers would attemnt to set
on any such claim, which would he re?
sisted to the full extent of our military
and naval power.
EIGHT SHIPS PURCHASED.
I Government: Secures Large Transports
1 From the Atlantic Transport Co.
WASHINGTON. June 24.?An Impor?
tant addition to the War Department s
list of vessels available for transport
and freight, service was announced, to?
day. This was the purchase of eight
j large ships of over 3,000 tons burden
h lor use on the Atlantic coast, ex
? t one on the Pacific coast. Seven
?re obtained from the Atlantic Trans?
port Eine, which operates Its steamers
from New York. Philadelphia and Bal?
timore to London. Heretofore the
practice of the War Department has
?n lo charter all th.? vessels which It
has used, and the announcement today
if the acquisition of the ships by pur
?hase is distinctly a new departure in
he policy of the government, due, it
s believed, to the fact that the owners
ind agents of the various companies
heretofore have asked suc h high prices.
It was authoritatively stated today
that impressment of ships on the At?
lantic coast would not be resorted to,
but such as were desired would be ob?
tained in some other way. The pur
?hase price of the ships secured from
1 lie Atlantic Transport Line was not
slated at the department, but it is un?
derstood that the amount approximate?
ly was $4.000.000. All the vessels of this
are to be delivered to the govern?
ment at New York. Owing to their
:e capacity of carrying passengers
supplies they constitute a formida
addition to the fleet of forty-one
?ships already under charter by the
eminent for transport uses on the
Atlantic coast. Today's acquisition Is
mined to lie a decidedly forward
i in the arrangement of the Porto
Rican expedition, although the officials
if tlie department decline at this time
n say to what port they will be or
ered. Added to the dozen ships al
nhdy available lor this expedition the
Ight vessels make up a fleet that will
I transport any army fully two-thirdsand
rohahly as large as that which Gen?
ial Shatter took with him.
YELLOW FEVER IN CUBA.
Spanish Report Says Americans Have
( By Telegraph.)
MADRID. June 24.-2 P. M.?It is an
I notince.l here from Cuba that yellow
fi ver lias already attacked members
of the American expedition at San?
Disnatches from the Spanish mili?
tary commander at Santiago deny that
his' forces are inadequate. He says
General Linares has twelve battalions
I or infantry and several batteries of ar?
tillery, and he adds that all the strat
..? e positions around the city are
I strongly occupied.
'ontinuing, the dispatch says the
^,.aniards may fall back before the
Americans, "but only until they are out
reach of the ships' guns." An offl
? , <T'dispateh from Havana says the
Spanish commander at Siboney was
killed during the recent fighting there.
Colonel Aldea. it Is added, has de
ated the insurgents at Fuerto Cabre
i The Spaniards admit that during
e. recent bombardment by th? Amer
,n fleet they lost one mar. killed and
',,] three men wounded. On the other
ind they claim the Spanish shells se
I verelv damaged the Indiana's P"?
side ami thev say that three shells
1 "tr"C??lwatchefrom Porto Rico says
nei'lcan cruisers are still visible off
n luan de Porto Rico.
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our office and you shall be extended
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RETURNS TO CAMP
Captain Waters Arrives from
TO HOLD COURT MARTIAL
Commander of Battery c Denies the
Charges Preferred Against Him by
Ui? Men and Will Take sums
lo Puulsb Them.
Captain George Waters, commander
ot Battery C. one of the companies of
the sub-post of Fortress Monroe In
camp near the shipyard here, arrived
yesterday from Phoenixville, Fa.,
where he bas been for the last fort?
night recruiting men for his battery.
Captain Waters' return was hastened
by ihe action taken by his men in his
absence in drawing up a set or resolu?
tions demanding that he resjgn as com?
mandant of Battery C, alleging as rea?
sons lor this step ?'drunkenness and in
competeney." Tb?? men gave him sev?
enty-two hours in which to act, and
when seen yesterday in regard to the
mattet- Captain Waters said: "I intend
to court martial every man who sign?
ed the resolutions." Captain Waters
denied the charge also.
Captain Barclay H. Warburton. of
Battery A, is in command of the camp,
and it Is probable that he will order the
court martial. If Captain Waters'
threat is carried out seventy-six of his
men will be tried by the court, as that
number signed the resolutions and they
are the original members of the com?
pany. It looks as If there will be trou?
ble, for the men threaten to carry their
grievances to the War Department.
Yesterday's Philadelphia Times pub?
lished the following dispatch from
Phoenixville, Pa.. Captain Waters'
"Captain George Waters, commander
of Battery C, left for Newport News
tonight to join his command. Before
leaving he denied the charges accusing
him of drunkenness and Incompetency,
and hastened to face and meet his ac?
"Captain Waters has been here for
the past nine days, and in that time
recruited ninety-one men for Battery
C, the last of whom left last night.
Captain Waters has belonged to the
National Guard for twenty-five years,
and the people of Phoenixville have
the fullest confidence in his integrity
as a man and his efficiency as an offi?
Since he has been in this city Cap?
tain Waters has made a host of friends.
Said City Sergeant E. W. Mllstead yes?
"I have known Captain Waters ever
since he came to this city, and I was
surprised to hear that his men had pre?
ferred charges against him. I have as?
sociated with him and never knew him
lo be under the influence of liquor. For
one I would be willing to testify to his
general good character."
Other gentlemen who know Captain
Waters expressed themselves in simi?
lar terms .yesterday.
There is dissentlon in Camp Warbur?
ton. The men are dissatisfied and ill
feeling exists between the two batter?
ies. The men in Battery A, who rep?
resent some of the Hist families in
Philadelphia, recognize the Battery C
men as their equals as soldiers, but the
social line Is. It is said, sharply drawn
and little congeniality exists in the
camp outside of the military life. The
men in both batteries say they are anx?
ious to be sent to Cuba, for they are
tired of a bomb-proof post. The Bat?
tery C troopers go further. They al?
lege that Captain Warburton does not
wish to go to the front and that the
post here suits him to a "T." This la
resented by the Battery A soldiers.
They, too, want to see actual service
and are tired of this post.
As a matter of fact neither of the
batteries is sufficiently trained and
equipped to go to the front and until
they are in belter condition they will
remain right here.
Uefore leaving Fort Monroe to take
command of the department of the
East. Brigadier General Hoyal T. Frank
was instructed by Secretary Alger to
ascertain whether or not the Pennsyl?
vania artillerymen were on a war foot?
ing. His reply was In the negative.
Since then Colonel Hasbrouck. who
succeeded General Frank, has also been
compelled to make the same report as
to the condition of the batteries.
Some of the artillerymen know some?
thing about artillery, but the large ma?
jority of them are recruits enlisted in
the last two weeks. To use the lan?
guage of one of the officers at the
cam",, "There is a deal of difference in
recruiting men In infantry companies
and recruiting them in artillery bat?
As to the claim advanced by the C
men of the seniority of their company.
It Is true that their command is older
than A as a part of the State malitia,
but seniority in the service of the Uni?
ted States is based by the time the
men are mustered in by the United
States officers. Captain Warburton
was the first volunteer officer in the
United States service and his battery
was mustered in before Battery C. How?
ever, it is hinted that Captain Warbur?
ton "wire pulled' this seniority.
The members of Battery C are under
the impression that the influential and
weathly Phlladelphians are only down
here for a summer outing and have no
intention of going to the front if they
can help it. In this they are very
THE NEWARK'S WHEREABOUTS.
The cruiser Newark, which went out
on her practice cruise last Sunday
morning, has not yet returned to
Hampton Roads and her whereabouts
is a mystery.
The cruiser went out simply for the
purpose of testing her guns and ma?
chinery and was expected back in the
Roads on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Impression prevails that posssrl
blv Captain Barker received orders to
proceed directly to the blockading
squadron in the event the ship behaved
all right and that this being the case
the Newark is now on her way to
LEFT CAMP ALGER YESTERDAY.
WASHINGTON. June 24.?The Ninth
Massachusetts and two battalions of
the Thirty?fourth Michigan left Camp
Alger this evening for Newport News,
from which point they wlli ernhark on
Ihe auxiliary cruiser Harvard Tor San?
tiago to reinforce General Shatter.
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