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*>pavj6?rtiiforn'iiiciiii' tu (io Forward ui
'<Jrr.ce from Uotli N \V|i..n News
t ami- Tauipa. Nuiubemr SpHu
ttsli Troops UuderesttiualeU.
WASHINGTON', June 25..Interest
shifted sharply today from the Navy
Department to the War Department
The newspaper reports, brief and
graphic, telling of tho short, bloodt
little engagement Detween the Span?
iards defending Santiago and the rough
riders, the romantic figures In the
interest to a high pitch. Consequent?
ly the War Department had scarcely
opened for business before a crowd of
newspaper men and other infer,-sled
persons filled the hall and vicinity of
the bulletin boards seeking for some
s lai i!: 'I trat! n th : t v, ;il I K:i, : I;
It was^in.t until nearly noon that tin
and ihet, t.. the ilisappointmenl of the
department if was even more meagre
than the press reports. Inning the
course of the day several other dis?
patches were received, but they all U-fl
something to be desired, for. being un?
der yesterday's date thev did not re?
lieve anxiety as to what hapenepd yes?
terday evening and today, with the two
armies sopar;.I by the short distance
of a mile and a half. An explanation
of this slate of affairs was found in
the fact that General Shaffer failed to
take with him from Tampa the splendid
Held telegraph service thai had been
prepared with muc h care by General
Greely for .iust stich a campaign as is
now being waged. It is probable that
he has already seen his error and will
avail himself of the instruments just
as soon as they can be sent to him.
There was a general expression of
grief at the loss sustained hv the sol?
diers in yesterday's light. Still, the of.
flcials in high places expressed them?
selves as thoroughly satisfied with th?
result, realizing thai war cannot b?
successfully waged without sacrifice of
life. Tb- impression cai.I from one
of General Shaffer's dispatches is that
he is now about to delay Ins advance
until he has secured his artillery. Such
a course will he dictated bv common
prudence. f..r if is known that the
Spaniards have fortified as far as they
could advanced positions outside ,,f
Santiago, and it would be I he height ol
folly to throw soldiers unsupported hv
artillery against such works. Unfor?
tunately, there promises to be stum- de
lay in landing all of the artillery, ow
ing to the hiss on the voyage to San?
tiago of the big lighters which seem
to be necessary to transfer the heavy
guns from the ships to the landing
pier. The naval authorities have re?
sponded promptly to the appeal of the
War Department, and some means will
be found through the aid of the war?
ships to ai.lerate tin- landhiK of the
supplies and guns.
During the dav Secretary Alger and
General Miles had several c.ferences
not so much to go over tho struggle of
yesterday as to give every military
preparation for the great struggle yet
to conn-. As a result heavy reinforce?
ments will go forward at once. both
from Tamp.-i and from Newport News.
An expedition of H.OOO men is expected
to leave Tampa, wilhji,t tin- next, tin
days. It comprises,h,, command h
Brigadier_0?nft-?i Snv.ler. the third di
yj?iftam*cthe firs I army corps. Th
"Stores are already going aboard trans- [
ports, and the start of the expeditic
only awaits the arrival of the naval
convoy. Pari of the warships senl
over with Shafter's expedition have
.been release,1 from Admiral Samnsiin,
and are now on their way back to Tam?
pa to es, ort the additional I cops
others will follow, and then auothei
formidable marine procession will s(a-l
across the gulf to Cuba. Whether th-- |
battleship Indiana will had this expe?
dition, as it did the last, is not defin?
itely settled. There Will I"- several
heavy warships, however, ns well as
lighter craft, to give safe conduct to
General Snyder's division. Simultane?
ously with ibis. General Henry's di?
vision will be moving along the Atlantic
coast and hence to Santiago. In all
tie- reinforcements from Tampa and
Neu p,,,-t News will be In the neighbor
h.1 of 12,000 to 11.000 men. Drafts on
Ohlekamnuga are likely to follow soon,
as the hurry orders recently given have
led to tie- full equipment of several
The War Department is acting on the
theory that it is no! politic to lake any
possible chance of a serious reverse
near Santiago. The latest Information
reaching the authorities here shows
that the Spanish army is greated than
lias been estimated thu= far. Lieuten?
ant Joyce, of the regular army, re?
ported to General Miles today, giving
much Information as to the number
and location of the Spanish troops
Before Joyce entered the United States
artirtv he had served with General Gar?
cia and had traversed a good pari of
Santiago province. He was on the
ground only a few weeks ago. leaving
there in April, and at that time he
had opportunities to get an accurate
idea of the Spanish forces at the east?
ern end of the island, lie reports the
number at 37.000 of which 12.000 an- in
Santiago. 10.000 at Hotguin and 15.000
-it Manzanillo. Once concentrated at
Santiago this would make a formidable
army, but separated by forest and
mountain, the insurgents are expected
i,. keep the forces at Hnlguin and Man
zanillo from getting to Santiago
'me of the curious features of the
situation was the opening of direct
eommunlcatlon between ll',,- Spaniards
in Santiago and Die outside world over
the French cable through the medium
of an American military censor. Tbl*
was effected today by the restoration
of the circuit running from Santiago
overland to the place on the shore with?
in the American lines?Playa del Este?
where the cable begins which runs
across to Cape Haytlen. At this lunc
tion si's th,- American armv ofTiecr.
who discharges fin- duty of censor. So
far only ten messages have gone over
this circuit, hut it will be open to ordi?
nary business that is able to pass suc?
cessfully both American and Spanish
The Navy Department has acquired
the tine steamship Pedro, which was
declared a prize, having been captured
by the Nashville early in tie- war. She
was bought subject- to prize liens ami
was todav cliristem-d "Hector" and or?
dered to be converted info a collier
The steamer Norse Kim-' iust purchased
has been christened "Rainbow" and
changed into a distiller to supply the
fleet pure water.
TWO HOUSES CRUSHED
Terrific Wind Cloud Causer Destruction
RICHMOND*. VA.. Jim, 2!",.?-A special
to the Dispatch from Danville, Va.,
"A funnel shaped wind cloud de?
scended upon Danville this afternoon
ripped off the foof and upper storv of
Gravely A Miller's big tobacco factory,
and carrying .a part of them and some
tobacco machinery three hundred feet
dropped them upon the roofs of two
other houses, crushing those in. Tin
damage is placed at $15.000.
"No one was hurt, but the Inmates or
? !,,. T-,-,o-es-. the roofs of which were
crushed, made narrow escapes."
Valleyfleld, Cap.. Is to have a loom
; fl.w^W1 IN OF OUR TROOPS,
j c ?,t _
WiiSflPaphical Situation of Santiago
? Js Explained in Detail.
[Copyright 19S, by Associated Press.) j
ON BOARD THE ASSOCIATED |
PRESS DISPATCH BOAT DAUNT?
LESS. OFF J A RAG CA. PROVINCE I
OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Thursday,
June \ i:i Kingston, Join., Friday,]
June 24.-7 P. M.?Now that the Ameri?
can laud forces are threatening the
Ity of Santiago de Cuba, the topo
-?laphie condition prevailing in that VI
.inlty becomes interesting. H.rquln.
ivlteie the lirst landing ?as made, and
laragua. where Oei.eral l.awion s head,
quarters were last night, are both
small coast towns m lb- throat of nar
row cuts through a range of low hills
fringing ail tie- southern coast. Bal
quiri is i> miles east of Santiago and
Jaragua is eight miles east of thai city
by th.ast line read, which runs be?
hind the h?ls twice as far. It Is called
here a wagen road, bin it is only prae
licuble for heavy two-wheeled carts,
having six bullocks voked to them tan
dem fashion and drawing a very small
The pioi.is report thai tie- trail is
practicable for artillery and pack
trams. Put it is unspeakably had even
for walking, though it is reasonably
small hills'intervening between here
and Santiago. The remaining twelve
miles by r.I is over a practically level
country with more chance for open
order. So rar. however, tin- road has
I.u walled and in most places ovei
arched with impregnable Jungli
growth. thorns and creepers smelling
like lie interior of a fragrant, over
heal. "I conservatory anil picturesque
with splashes of 11.? color in oleand?
ers and other (lowers, but terrible t'oi
For half a mile near Demujayaho. n
small stream runs In the road and the
men inn,. |.n compelled to walk in
Incidentally the medical advice about
wel I'eei. night winds and perspiration
soaked bodies and the necessity or
boiling drinking water has already
1.n thrown to the winds. This advice
is al.si Impossible to follow here.
Some or the American olllcers who are
familiar with Arizona say they have
le vel soldiers on th,. plains pre?
sent such pictures of distress from the
heat a ml they add that the only wonder
is Dial there are so lew prostrations at
The American stature am! apparent
stamina are i. markablc in comparison
With th.- i -ill.an- aid Spaniards. The
? olored .iers or the Twenty-fifth and
Tenth regiments an- uniformly large
and they s. em black giants in the Jim
gle beside the tiny negro Cuban
PROCEEDINGS IN Till-: SENATE.
Exciting Discussion Over a Proposition
WASHINGTON. June in.?Date this
at'leri.a an exciting discussion was
precipitated i? He- Senate over a prop?
osition io adjourn until Monday. Al
'lie conclusion ?f s.-1, i,v M,- Tm._
ley. ..r Tennessee, a Tin He effort was
made Lo agree io a lime to lake a final
vole upon the annexation res,,Im ions.
The advocates or Hie resolutions void
doWll motions Io go into executive ses?
sion and Io adjourn and demanded the
The opponents or annexation were
determined urn io pro.I with lie- de
. and for nearly an hour carried on
filibustering ladies by entering mo
lion after motion to adjourn^in-,,",,,
oiio executive session.jjTfjj demanding
the yeas nnd_nyS ,,? oa,.? motion.
ans of the S. nate were sand
wTehod in between I he various motions
each or course, requiring a roll call
tl?t c. n.-o,,,ed time.
The reeling was becoming every min?
ute ncr.- hitter and the explosion fl'inllv
came when M> Mnrcnn. of Mabatmi.
?i member or the foreign relations com
"litlee n-ul an a nnexl lonisl. look the
'1.' aii-1 made an attack upon those
???ho were conductiuir the llllbns'e-.
denoiincinc Ihe eiTorl |o hohl no II,
?'?"??'.i" l-"Solllth'IIS ???' "a mNcr 'h'e
?nihil a' Ii i, k and Inlri-ue." |o which
he con!.I never brine- blioself lo he
??arlv. 11,, declared tint Ihe \.r'.
."lo were in i... mo,?l lo be trilled
<? ith on this .sfion and tn-.i ||,e
???ho ..... i....-li,.? ),, |he nlllinsli
?;...ill.I be spurned by their
n ???? liidiei.I reple to Mr Moi
Mr. Whit.- ? ?? ' ???lifornln ihe load.
h.ooncds ,.r :.v.?;.?,. doroun.1
?s false Ihe . h ., ee Unit '""1 b'l
? I. were fllihustorlr'?' ai-aim-t lb.
?.,.'?> w??ti.ttons. U- mnlnh'iwil
i, ..i ibeir e.o.osiUep was being .-mV
id be iH-l ?"?! T?.?p,
TVTr Teller. cr ' ' ..de .i
... tl.o Iroid.le.l v..,-s. i'H-i'i.
.'- for early action upon Ihe r<
I CLEARED THE IITDD AND BRUSH.
American Warships Prevent Spaniards
From Desi roving a Railroad.
lOopvrleht. 1^'1<;. bv Associated Pivps )
'iX BOARD Till-: ASSOCIATED
i.i.i.-sw nt,?i>.\TCM BOAT "'ANDA.
OFF .TORAGUA. FI"!IDAV. JfiNF 21.
?1 I'. M.- iVoi Port Antonio. June 25.?
?i A. M.)?While ihe la.id forces were
richtimr rour miles northwest of Jara
lia lodav, Bear \dmiral Sampson
?aimed thai He. Spaniards won.
eavoring lo destrov Hie railroad lead
?is from Jam gun lo Santlatro de Culm.
This rond runs w.-^i ah.ee the sea
hnre. undei.vor ..r dins ,,r Ihe Ami?
fleet. Until \, il Bir, Ihree mileS of
HI Morn, and the:, out through the
mountains along the river into Santia
" When the altoim.1 of the Snairards
was discovered, the N'.-w Yo-k. Scor
,.|on und waso closed in and cleared
the hill and hmsh of s,,;,nia.-.|s. A
iiorlion of Hie S.ml Massachusetts
nas sent out from Jaragua .luring the
.ft'ernoon to repair Hi- track.
PEACE i ?' ?NDITK >NS.
I By Telegraph.)
MADRID. June 25.?The Correspon
ilencia of this city today publishes a
r.-port to Die effect that the peace con?
ditions suggested by the government of
Ihe United Sales include the possession
bv the United States of the island of
Porto Hi. ... He- independence of Hie is?
land Cuba under protectorate of the
Unite! siat.s. ihe establishment of a
naval station lor United States war?
ships In Ihe Philippine Islands and the
establishment ..r a coal depot for Uni?
ted States warships in the Canary .is?
STOPPED BY Till-: ST. PAUL.
"Obey Orders or 1 Will Fire on You"
(Copyright Ulf h\ A--social eel Preis.)
ST. THOMAS. W. I.. June 25.?The
steamer Fran...' '' i iaiu Schroder, of
Hamburg, bound Ir an Pamana. Sanlo
Domingo, for San Juan, with passen?
gers only, was topped -x miles north
of' I he Porto 1. i an .o:n I al noon on
Friday by the American auxiliary
St. Paul, w hich tired blank and * lid
shots across the Francel's how.-. An
officer of ihe St. Paul boarded ihe ves?
sel and fold her captain not to enter
San Juan. Captain Schrotter contin?
ued on his course, whereupon Ihe SI.
Paul signalled, "Obey orders or I will
tire into you." The France! obeyed
?ind was followed foi four hours by the
-?t. Paul. She arrived at St. Thomas on
the S?th, bearing two Spanish passen?
gers destined tor San Juan. A letter
from Vleguez states that American
warships have 1.n seen for the last
ten days off the Porto Clean coast.
World's railroads employ 5,000,0CO
(Continued from First Page.)
three and four thousand men, who will
Vv brought from west of Santiago by
?hips ??! the navy to Juragua city and
there disembarked. This will give me
between 4.(100 and 5.000 Cubans ana
leave 1.000 under General Kabi tu
threaten Santiago from the west. Gen?
eral Kent's division is being cilsem
barked this afternoon at Juragua city
and will be continued during the night
The assistance of the navy has been uf
the greatest benefit and enthusiastical?
ly given, without them I could not
have landed in ten days and perhaps
n..i at all, as 1 believe I should have
tost my beats in the surf. At present
want nothing: weather has been good
no ram on land and tuo.-in.cts for fail
'Major- General l'. s., Commanding."
I :l.A N< '< i s REPORT.
M.\ Iii: u>. .lime jr,?s A. M.?The of
:icial report of Captain General Blanco
?a the recent lighting near Santiago de
? 'uba says:
?Thie.- hundred Americans attacked
the .Spaniards near Slboney and Sevilla.
The Spaniards had three men killed
ami three wounded.
?Tli.- Americans then attacked Gen?
ial Rubou's camp, but were repulsed.
? la- Spaniard.- pursuing (hem. tak?
ing possession of their ammunition and
"The American war-ships have bom-:
harded < rasilda."
? 'X Till': IHA.MONP
Results of yesterday's (lames in lb
National and Atlantic Leagues
i By Telegraph. 1
CINCINNATI. S: WASHINGTON K
CINCINNATI. June 25.-Donovan'
did well with Hie exeepiion of the third
inning, when the Beds hit him for live
singles, ami which, with two errors, hit
has..man and a has., halls. netted
seven runs. 11ilI was hit in the head bv
:1 I'""1. ball in this inning and was
r'?i lo retire. Attendance, 3.1(11
icinnatt. . . .a 0 7 0 1 0 0 Ox? s 9 o
ishlngton . .1 n :: o 0 a a o |? r, 7 ??
iatlerlcs Hill. Duyer ami Peius,
'"?van and Fnrroll. I'mp'res
??"?'?.I ami W.1. Time. 2:05
CHICAGO. :i; BROOKLYN. 4
TTlCAGi 1. June LT,--The visitors
pla.ved much the best both in field ami
with the stick today ami won a close
inn listless game. Attendance, ?.300
' 'hiengo. . .11 11 0 0 I n 1 1 0? 3 7 3
I'.rooklvn. . ..a a 0 I 1 0 1 0 |- 1 14 1
Batteries Thornton and Pom,hue.
Veager and Ityan. I'mpires?EmsllP
and Ciirrv. Time. 2:?5.
P1TTSP.UPO. H: lit 1st1 IN 2
PITTSP.URG June JR. \ base on
halls and a wild linen bv I'adden gavr
P.oston a inn in tl.ighth inning and
their-11.1 was hat led Attendance.
3 non s, ore: R.H.E.
Pitlsburg, . ..0 a a 11 11 11 11 11 n - 0 0 3
lios-loo. . . 00 a 0 a nail 2 S 2
Latteries Lblnes ae,l Sehl iv e. N?ch?
els and V,,,?,., I'm,,ires Cushman
and I levdler. Time. -J in
<-i i.-\-i;-i,avn, 9; N|-:W YORK. 1.
CI.KVKI.AXP. June -jr. Meekin's
wildnc-s and f he errors ,,f the giants
itt ill, I jilt m L ^ sh-.t: ; .it that
Cleveland. . .2 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 X? 9 5 0
New V,,ik. ...0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1? 1 7 4
Batteries?Powell and O'Connor.
M-eekin and Grady. TTmnires?Lynch
?in,I Andrew?. Time. 2 hours.
PHTI.Al-ir.l.PFIA. 7: T.OUTSVTT.T.E. 3.
LOUISVILLE. June 25.?The Phillies
won today's game In the first three in?
nings, knocking Onnimings' out or the
box. Attendance, r.no. Score.
imiladelr.hia. .t 1 :????? 0? 7 1", -t
Louisville. . ..0001 1001 n? 312 3
Batte'-ies -Donahue and V.-Knrlnml.
Ehret. Macee.Cumiulnpo and Kittr--dge.
Umpires Snyder and Connolly. Time.
BT t . .CIS 2: BALTIMORE 9.
ST f.r.CIS. June 25.?The Orioles
''....ml no trouble in connecting with
Sndoffs ileliverv lodav. McTames was
?,i. t,, the locals and th*v =(?.
...?od hol Hi-" ?'????.?.'??him: hits o?- Lbn
Mtendam-e. 4..1 B.?- R.H V..
??1 1. oiii-:. . . .n 1 0 0 n 0 n 1 a? 2 5 r.
Ball!??-"-?>?". . .3 1 0 0 ? 1 1 0 1? 9 1? 3
Batteries? Sudnf and Clements Afc
t-i"--.-,1 Bobirison. Cri.iitres?O'Pny
in,l M, t ?? .Id t'one. " hours.
A'"i ? \TIC LEAGUE.
At T-Tartford- R TT/P
TTnrtford. . . . CO 0 n n n n 0 n - .t c. 7
rv.le.-son .3100 2 0 2 n x? <! 11 1
i- <i,?>??,. s Murphy and Roach. Fln
.?..-..- -.ml hoinls.
At Lancaster- R.TT.E
? aneasiee. . . .? n 1 ft n 3 0 0 *>?It 17 2
[Richmond ? - ? " 1 3 n .? n 1 n 0 ? 7 13 2
Pa"?tea?Wilhelm and Wente.Ohes
At' \ lien town? P.TT.F
\ il,-,,t.ovn . 3 10 0?1 <? n
Norfolk. .'. ......7 1 0 n -?5 5 3
1,... t-ovle. Knaul'f and Maekey,
?tnley and F.w.
SPANISH CABINET MEETING.
MAPlim. June 25.-3 P. M.?The
cabinet held a 1.ting this morning
and later- the premier-. Sonor Sagasla.
wont lo the palace. He told the news?
paper representatives that the cabinet
? meeting' was to be reconvened, but he
refused to furnish any further infor?
mal ion or' t In- subject.
Although it is officially announced
that the premier visited the Queen Re?
gent in brde- 10 furnish Her Maiest.v
w ith the usual report on current affairs,
it is generally believed that the expec?
ted ministerial crisis has occurred.
BLOCKADE RUNNER CAPTURED.
i Bv Telegraph.)
KEY WEST. FLA., June 25,-10:35 A.
M..A two masted vessel, the Amapla.
of Truiillo. Honduras, was brought in
her,- this morning. Hying the American
Hag and in charge of Ensign Zoen, of
the Vloksburg. She was captured yes?
terday afternoon at sunset, while leav
I ing Havana and attempting to run the
I blockade. She was MUiokly overhauled
by the Vicksburg ami was found to
I have over thirty women and children
ind a number- of men on board, crew
ind passengers, all refugees. There was
sickness on board the Amapla, but
she is detained in quarantine.
ATTEMPT TO POISON THE CZAR.
< By Telegraph.)
LONDON, June 25.?A special dis?
patch received here from Vienna this
?i-m.on says it is reported there that
ml ami Countess Zunaoff. said to
respectively, cha mhorla i 11 of the
ii' and tie- lady in waiting on the
irinu. have been arrested and charg
with an attempt lo poison their mij
W. Ii. Drew to 11. 11. West, trustee,
?onsidern t ion }350.
c. I!. Orcutt to lt. W. Newman; con
Old Dominion Land Company to T.
M. Reese; consideration $500.
Stuart and Boykin uv-R. I. Mason:
C. B. ' n-.-iit t to II. B. Holmes; con
11. It. Holmes lo F. F. Causey, trus?
tee, consideration $4.f.53.7S.
J. A. Willen, trustee, to N. A. Cot
it-. ll: consideration $140.
N. A. cm,.11 t,, L. C. Stennett; con
side, a lion $200.
T.. C. Stennett to J. 1. Cottrell. trus
tee; con: ideration $190.
T P. Pe. se. et al to T. B. Henley,
truslio; , nnsidrralion $800.
Mr. W. G. Burgess has called a
Citizens Executive Committee, which
Citizens Executive Committee which 1
will make preparations for the recep?
tion of the firemen who will attend the
coming convention in September, for
next Thursday evening at the engine
It was stated yesterday that Mr.
F. F. Finch will surrender a deed for
the eight lots selected as a site for the
high school without claiming interest
from March, when he first stated the
contract was made for their purchase.
The regular monthly meeting of the
missionary society will be held at the
Washington Avenue Methodist church
this afternoon at 4 o'clock. There
will be an address by the pastor and a
musical prograr.i has been prepared.
Captain W. N. Cooksey has returned
from the Catskills. whither he went
several days aero with his family, who
will spend the summer there.
Rev. J. G. Chastain, or Mexico, will
conduct the services at the First Bap?
tist church this morning and will otfl
'"f^r* Second BaDtlst church this
In a game of ball between the Young
Amerieas and Marine Stars yesterday
afternoon ihe former won by a score of
16 to 13.
IIa?! a Narrow K*cap?*.
The little 4-year-old daughter of Mr.
W. B. Baker, who lives In Bloodfield,
had a narrow escape from being se?
riously injured last night. A wheel?
man, whose name could not be learned,
was riding along Ivy avenue at a high
rate of speed. The child was standing
some distance off Hie sidewalk and it
looked as if he did not try to keep from
sulking her, as he knocked her down,
bruising her face and hands. The
wheelman never stoped to see if he had
injured the child.
Business was exceedingly dull in
the police court yesterday morning and
Judge Brown saw only a few sheck
els pass his way. The regular at
tendants upon the morning session of
the court became disgusted early In
the game because of the lack of spice
and the usual "git-up-and-glt"und de?
serted the sanctum.
The following cases were disposed of:
Jim Robinson, cruelty to animals:
lined $1 and costs.
Cahlonia Gibson, disorderly conduct;
B. Puryear, selling liquor without a
j license: continued until Tuesday.
Kacenat IlroHdaltore Track.
PACES AT BROADCHORE TRACK
The weekly races of the Newport
News Social Bicycle Club at Broad
shore track yesterday afternoon re?
sulted as follows:
One mile scratch?J. Bashford won;
John Frazer second. Time, 2:55.
Two mile-handicap?Percy Cox won:
John Frazer second.
A COLONEL IN SKIRTS.
Sixteen Years Old. Pretty and "Mili?
(St. Louis Star.)
Miss Emma Whittington, of Hot
Springs, Ark., the only commissioned
woman colonel in the United States. Is
in St. Louis for a few days on her way
lo Chickamauga via Henderson. Ky..
to visit her company, the Hot Sprigs
Rifles. She, with her chaeron. Miss
Johnson, of Henderson,will occupy a
lent^on the field wit'-fier beloved sol?
dier bo^^ and jixer day she will drill
trietir'ln military affairs.
Miss Whittington is only 16 years.old.
but tall and straight, with military
bearing. "I have made a hard study ot
military tactics in order to know how
to drill my boys." she said, "and when
I am on the field I am very strict with
them. They are hot disposed to disobey
orders in the least, but if they were I
should have them put in the guard?
"1 am military mad." she continued.
"I love it all. and I love my boys. When
they leave Chickamauga I shall follow
them to Tampa and then," and her
mouth became firm an instant. "I am
not so sure that I shall not go with
them to Cuba." !
Miss Whittington possesses a full |
dross colonel's uniform?of coat straps
and long sword. The latter was pre?
sented to h?r by her company. She
wears a short skirt and boots. On the
street for every day she appears in
shirt waist, skirt, military belt and tiny
.Miss Whittington is a brunette of a
very dainty type. Her eyes are large,
brown ami intelligent, and her hair,
which she wears gathered in and tied
with a ribbon in the back, is black and
He Does Not Fear the Cold and I? Found
Even In the Arctic Region.
In St. Nicholas there is an article on
"The Bumblebee," written by Barney
Hoskin Standlsh. Mr. Standish says:
This chunky, hairy, noisy fellow la king
of tho cold. Ho stays with us summer
aud winter and is said to prefer the arotlo
region to the tropics. I do not doubt this,
for ho will sleep out of doors any cold
night of spring or fall without asking for
an extra blanket. Indeed, ho is homeless
for nine or ten months of the year, lodg?
ing wherever night overtakes him, on a
blossom, a lea? und oven upon the ground.
If he has any choice in the mutter I think
he prefers tho thistle, where the spines are
thickest. Perhaps he is uware that theso
stingers will guard him from the skunk
und t he snake while his own are in a body
stiffened by cold and drowsy with sleep.
There are three kinds of bumblebees
reared in u nest?queens, drones and work?
ers. The queens alone survive tho winter.
They apparently spend the first few weeks
of spring waiting for red clover to bloom,
tho first blossom of which is tho signal for
uest building. Before this they visit tho
willows, hum a soft bass about the lilacs,
thrust their long tongues into the honey?
suckles and grow fat at tho exhaustless
honey jars of the water-leaf, and then tho
play day ends and labor begins.
Nest building with them does not mean
nest construction. Ono bee alone could
not well do that. Besides she is in a big,
bustling hurry now. She has actually seen
u clover blossom. Out and In among tho
(loud, matted grasses of last year's growth
she goes, hunting perhaps for the aban?
doned nest of a field mouse. It will be re?
membered that these little animals build
upon the surface of the ground soft nests
of grasses. In which they winter. From
theso they have runways leading in differ?
ent directions. The bee goes down into
the den? grass, scrambling on as best she
may. until she finds oae of these runways,
following it up to the neat. If it is occu?
pied, she goes elsewhere; If not, the mouse
nest struightway becomes a bee's nest and
the little creature begins her preparations
She now collects a mass of pollon in
which to ttejiosit an egg. As the egg
hatches and tho baby bee grows she keeps
tins muss moistened with honey, and he
helps himself, eating out a cavity larger
than a white boan. In this he spins a com?
plete cocoon. When this is done, he takes
a long nap, In which he changes from a
grub into a bumblebee, with wings and
legs. Meantime tho parent removes tho
thin coating of pollen from the upper half
of the cocoon and apparently spreads a
yellow secretion or varnish upon it, as if
to keep out moisture. She is also now
busy collecting more pollen and loyiag
eggs in it und constructing a rude cell or
two in which to place honey, as if for r
rainy day. Tho first bees that hatch an
worker lxv?. aud at this time are downy
pale and buhylike in appearance and hi
havtor. In later summer queens a:.,
drono o , vi:^d
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
ITEM? OF 1XTEKEST GAT1IKKKD
ABODT THE PIE KS.
gg^aaoH and Clearance? at the Custom !
jSoiue. Ll*t of Vessels Now In Port.
Other Marine item*.
.CALENDAR FOR THIS DAT
Suni sets .7:29
Hig$i water?1:16 A. M. and 2:02 P. M
tjOW- water?7:46 A. M. and 8:29 P. M.
wASHINGTON. June 25.?Forecast
for (Sunday, for Virginia?Fair weath?
er: ; continued high temperature;
tAKRlVALs AND DEJ-ARTOKES.
J Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
Steamer Monlton (Br.), Survey. New
I YorT _
\ Vessels Sailed Yesterday.
St#amer Reindeer (Br.), Osborne,
St;eamer Greenbrier (Br.), Trinick;
St\amer Olaf Kyrre (Nor.), Falsen
Stejamer city of Everett (Am.). Bos
I ton. i
Ba?"ee J- F. Merry. Gloucester.
'ANYrWERP._Salled. Sf u
Newport News. Enoch.
sued^ circular (No 109) t?S?"ry .has ls"
dicatirjg the taxes imn?.2iparale,y in"
Ping; hl'terests in th "'new t?r," S"ip
l?w"? \ summarized as fol
I-. Commercial brokers shall Dav
hoesnty ifcav SUC.h broke'-s include
those whoNr"aV."negotiate frelehr
or other business for the owners of
vessels, or foV the ?Jl.ippers or consign?
ors or consigrVcV of fleisht carried by
2. Custom h^ose brokers shall nnv
ten dollars. \
3. An adhesive stamp costing ten
cents shall bA applied to the following
Bills of ladiiKK or receipt for express
and freight byVteamboat. a twentv-five
cent stamp on \?"y certificate of dam?
age, or otherwi?^- and all other cer?
tificates or docuiVCents issued by any
port warden. marinte surveyor, or other
person acting as si\cn:" a ten cent
stamp on any '-cert*^cate "f any de?
scription required by nWS?not otherwise
specified;" a three " dolla\. stamp on
charter parties, or contracT*55 or agree?
ments, letter or otherwise. fjnr tne char?
ter of any vessel registering three hun?
dred tons: exceeding thr<fp hundred
and not exceeding six hundf^'3 tons, the
tax is five dollars; exceedlVK slx hun?
dred tons the tax is ten dotllars: entry
on goods at custom house rfc): exceed?
ing $100 in value, a tax of cents:
exceeding 1100 and not exceedlVjir *',l)0
in value. 50 cents: exceeding *\t00 Jo
value. $1: entry on. withrlx7,-al fii^any
goods or nvcsoaridise fiom customs
bonded .v?rehouse. 50 cents: each ma
?tie*insurance policy, one-half of one
cent on each dollar or fraction there?
of; manifest for custom house entry or
clearance of the cargo of any ship, ves?
sel or steamer for a foreign port, not
exceeding 300 registered tons. SI: ex?
ceeding .'too and not exceeding 600 tons
$3; exceeding BOO tons. $5: passage tick?
ets by any vessel from any port of
the United States to a foreign port, if
costing not to exceed $30. $1: costing
more than $30 and not exceeding $60.
$3; costing not more than $60. $5; "upon
the protest of every note, bill of ex?
change, acceptance, check or draught
or any marine protest, whether protes?
ted by a notary public or by any offi?
cer who may be authorized by the law
of anv state or states to make such
protests. 25 cents."
YES OR NO?
"Elopements are such romantic things 1"
said the fluffy haired girl to a group of her
"Yes, I admit," chimed in the girl with
the arched eyebrows, "elopements are ro?
mantic, and that is precisely all they are,
and the romance quickly gets rubbed out
by the India rubl>er of poverty, misery and
cold dinners, which always accompany
"You are of the earth earthy, my dear,"
said the cynical girl with the sweet voice.
"But looking at the elopement question
through the eyes of common sense, it real?
ly doesn't pay. If a man is not manly
enough to marry a girl with her parents'
consent, ho will hardly make a reliable
piutuor for life, to my way of thinking."
"But supposing he is manly enough to
ask her people, and supposing they rof
their consent? " -
"Then, my dear Fluff, you must take it
that they, having a wider experience of
the world than you, must know what is
best, and you may always rely on this
that their parents would do all in their
power to promote the happiness of their
children, even if only from a selfish mo?
tive, for if their offspring marry well it re?
flects credit on them, so to speak."
She has been a brilliant and conspicuous
figure in society for the last two seasons,
and tho other day she slipped around in
the quiet dusk to toll me that she was go?
ing to bo married.
"After all," she said, with something
that was between a laugh and a sob, "aft?
er all, 1 am not making what tho world
calls a brilliant match. I am marrying a
man who has his fortune still to make,
and the most I can say for mother is that
sho is reconeiled. She isn't jubilant like
she was when Sallie married Colonel
Croesus or when Mary married Jack Bon
ton. Poor mother! I am awfully sorry
for her, ajad it almost broke my heart to
disappoint her so, but what was I to do?
There was Jim, and we were in iove with
each other, and bread and cheese and
kisses seemed better to me with him than
truffles and champagne and anybody else.
But you haven't any idea what I went
through with trying to make mother sec it
in any other light than a case of premedi?
"I didn't blame her. It was just her
love for me, and her mistaken idea of
trying to save me from every hardship. I
suppose it's inevitable, perhaps, that a
time should come to us all when the lux?
uries of life outweigh its sentiments?kind
of a you'll be romantic a little while, but
you can be comfortable a, long, long time
feeling, eh? Only, you know, it hasn't
come to mo yet, and wo couldn't see
things from the same point of view.
"Did you ever think," tho girl went on,
with her voice a little unsteady, "that
sometimes mother love can be the crudest
thing In the world? It isn't often that it
is a vulgar love of money for money's
sake that makes a woman want to see her
daughtor marry a rich man. She wants to
shield her from work, from privations,
from worry and cares, and sho forgets how
many things money wor 'S buy. If our
mothers could have their way, they would
put us in nice satin lined boxes and pat us
on the head and en?: 'There, there, dear,
you are es ftieo and comfortable. Yon
have everything a reasonable woman can
want. Now, Jest heey ?tili and be good.
Oh, of course you feel n bit smothery, and
you want toget out and stretch your wings
and take your part In life, but you will
got over that feeling after awhile, and if
you went out in tho world you might get
hurt. Beliovo me* there is nothing like a
satin limit bos for coinforf, and" thank
heaven ti nt it gave you a mother who
didn't let you have your own way, but in?
sisted on seeing that you were properly
"Of course I am not advocating a girl
being left perfectly free and untrammolcd
in making her selection of a husband.
Any mother is justified in doing anything
she can to prevent a girl throwing herself
away on a man who is idle or dissipated
or worthless. Any girl with a groin of
sensu in her head knows that tho man who
has never supported himself isn't going to
be able to support her, and that kind of
grinding poverty would kill tho most ro?
bust case of sentiment that ever lived. If
a man won't keep from drink for his own
self respect and manhood, he isn't going
to do It for any woman who ever lived,
and tho quicker she listens to reason and
lets him go the better for her. That is the
poverty and hard times that has no hope
to gild its horizon and no self respect to
make its present endurable.
"But there is another kind, "and tho
society girl's face grew rosy red and soft
and tender as a June rose, "where a man
has youth and health and ability and has
ulrcady got n foothold in tho world.
He is still poor. Yes, with tho best of
luck, of hard work and self denial, it will
bo many years ? before he will bo able to
afford Iiis wife many luxuries, but a moth?
er ought to tiiink a long time and be suro
before she tries to keep her daughter from
saying 'Yes' to him. Somehow that al?
ways seems to me the great American ro?
mance, and I never sec a prosperous, mid?
dle aged American couple together and
note, the man's fondness for his wifo, and
his admiration for her, and his reliance on
her judgment without thinking that it is
the (lower and perfume of our hard work?
ing commercial life. They have worked
together and struggled together and had
tho sumo ideals anil interests and hopes
and plans and have grown into a oneness
that people never know who have always
been rich and prosperous.
"That was the way my mother and fa?
ther married," said the girl, with a smile,
"and I reminded mother of it in one of
"And what did she say?" I inquired.
"She said I needn't think 1 could hops
to marry such a man as my father is," re?
turned the girl. "And then 1 knew that
she was romantic still."?Exchange.
One Way Out.
"I can't think of allowing the United
States to take possession of the Philippine
islands without having something to sav?
in the matter," remarked the. European
"Well," answered tho trusted adviser,
"I'll tell you what 1 would do. I'd Und
out what course the United States intends
to pursue and then suggest it."?Wash
" A BACKSLIDER.
"Peakin" Smith, his wife and his seven
children were on their way to tho camp
meeting at Mount Giiead. The Georgia
sun beat fiercely down upon the rod clay
road, und in its bri;^\frare the siuoSrV
black faoe^jtf-i'.-u-e limbs of the deacon's
children shone like polished ebony.
The deacon's better half, seated beside
him on the scat, of the croaking old wagon,
was attired in a ravishing toilet of. black
idpaca. her woolly head was surmounted
by a gorgeous turban, and her splay feet
were incased in painfully new shoos of
ample width and adorned with yellow cat
skin strings. Above tho deacon's vener?
able head slio held a cotton umbrella, onco
black, but which the sun had bleached to
a dingy brown. "Miss Smif," observed
the deacon, blinking at the sun, "is yuh
tuk noticement u' do time o' day? Bat
mewel ho gottah hump hisso'f, else we
gwino bo late fuh do pruaohin. Cum up
dah, yuh Sam!"
"Miss Smif" at this moment, however,
made a wild clutch at one of her children.
"Yuh, Tawm," she cackled nervously;
"don't yuh hang yuh feet outen do back o'
do kerritige, hcuh mo? Yuh's a-flxin foh
tuh fall out an git dem new cloze spilot!"
"Tawm" submissively drew his offend?
ing foot in and crouched painfully iu the
wagon bod with Iiis restless brothers' and
"Sam," being a wise mule and realizing
that it does not pay to hurry through life,
decreased his gait to a slouching walk, to
tho deacon's groat disgust.
"Now, jes' look at dat mewcl!" he ex?
claimed. "Yuh, Sam, whutTo yuh ock
dat a-way? Ain' yuh go no 'ligion. Yuh's
a-gwine tuh de house o' do 1-awd!"
"Lemme gin dat mewcl uh cut wif de
whup," suggested "Miss Smif," reaching
for the hickory switch.
The deacon regarded her reprovingly
over his "specs."
"Miss Smif," ho observed, "hit 'peah
lak yuh dun disremcmbeh dat weezo
a-gwine tuli do house o' do Lawd on de
"Miss Smif" meekly subsided, and her
husband again turned his attention to tiio
"Cum uphcah!" ho exclaimed, slapping
the animal's prominent, backbone with tho
Sam promptly stopped short and appor
ently became absorbed in deep thought.
The deacon clambered heavily from tho
vehiolo and seized tho bit. Ho pulled to
tho right and to the left, but Sam's elastic
neck was the only portion of his anatomy
which yielded to the deacon's efforts. The
deacon removed his hut and coat, which he
placed carefully in tho wagon and began
again, but with no bettor result.
"Miss Smif," ho observed, mopping his
damp forehead with his rod bandanna, "I
leckon do Lawd gwino fohgib dis heah nig?
guh cf ho jes lamm dut mewel wunst.
Qiiumo dat whup!"
Tho deacon planted himself before Sam
and shook tho whip under his nose.
"Yuh see dis heah whup?" ho demanded.
Sam spread Iiis hoofs wider apart, drop?
ped his head and calmly awaited tho blow.
"Git along dah!" exclaimed the deacon.
Swish! Down came tho whip and down
came Sam also?to an easy position in tho
dust, where ho prepared to endure what
might come with resignation befitting his
.Tust at this interesting juncture ap?
peared "Pawson" Tolhurt,'the ruUglous
leader of the community.
Dismounting from his lame sorrel horso,
ho approached tho scene of his parishion?
"Whuffo yuh waitin?" he inquired.
"Hit's mos' time foh preuehin. Remcin
beh do parrube! o' do wise an de foolish"?
This was the lost straw.
"Go 'long an 'ten tuh yuh bizness, nig?
guh!" exclaimed the deacon angrily.
The "pawson" was somewhat surprised.
"Br'er Smif," he responded solemnly,
"yuh's a-taw k!:i tuh de 'sciplo o' de
"Hit. don' mefc no diffunce who I'm
a-tawkin tuh!" snorted the deacon. "Jos'
yuh git on yuh ole bag o' bonos an 'ten tuh
do sabin o' souls an don' yuh mix up en
whut ain' yuh bizness!"
The children giggled and scrubbed thoir
bare teat ecstatically across the splinters
o? S-he wjijjon bottom.
Tho "pawson" was justly Indignant.
"Huh, nigguh!" he retorted, "dot hos?
ez wuff mo'n uh duzzen o' dat lopsided,
no'count, rambankshusmewclo' yuh'n!"
"Look uh heah, nigguh!" exclaimed
the deacon hotly, "ef yuh keep on a-raek
kln dem ^ pussanalcous rcmawks yuh's
a-gwine git do hide wo' offen yuh back wif
dis heah whup!"
This was more than iho minister could
stand. Ho threw himself upon tho deacon,
and together they rolled into the dust of
Sara, startled out of his reverlo by the
growls, grunts and dust of the conflict,
arose and wended his way leisurely toward
the enmg grounds, tho tearful howls from
r""1- " ~?-..
the wagon serving to keep htm awake.
Tho struggle was short, savage 'and
dusty, and in a few seconds the combat?
ants rolled out of the cloud of red dust,
over the edge of the embankment and
plunged into the shallow waters of the
creek at its foot.
"Who-o-osh!" gasped the deacon, blow?
ing out a mouthful of muddy creek water.
"Pawson, hit 'peah tub nie lak de debbel
dun rlz outen de mewel an 'scended 'pon
de suhvonts"o' de Lawd!"
"Hit sho' do, Br'er Smlf," agreed the
"pawson" shamefacedly, -Wringing the
water from his coattalls. " Jes' yuh git up
ahino me on mah hoss, an we'll go tuh de
meetin an praise de Lawd fob libbcriu he
suhvants outen de han o' saten!" I
"A-meu!" said the deacon devoutly.?
H. S. Marriner in Louisville Courier
Old Time Illuminations.
"Lightning of every description," said
the middle aged man, "is brighter, more
brilliant and more striking now than ever
before, but there was in vogue, say, 60
years ago, a method of illumination for
purposes of celebration that it seems to me
was more picturesque than any one of the
methods that have supplanted it. I refer
to the illumination of houses by placing
randies in the windows.
"Windows in those duys were not made
as they are commonly nowadays, with one
or two lights, but they were made with
six or nine lights of glass to a sash, so a
window had usually 13 or 18 panes of
glass. Candles were placed at the win?
dows, one at each pane, in holders special?
ly mode for the use, a little triangular
piece of tin with a short socket soldered
. upon it This holder was held in place
simply by crowding the sharp comer Of is
into the sash below the glass. Tho candles
were not lighted until the approach.of the
"A house front with a light twinkling
at every pane of every window was a pic?
turesque sight iudeed, and a whole street
tit bouses thus illuminated made a fair/
Wone Thau Slugging?.
"Have you heard about Tingloman, tho
"No, what about him?"
"An awful thing happened to him night
before lust. It seems that he went to Ir
vlngton Booth, tho tragedian, and offered
to start him ou tho rood in'Richard 111.' "
"You know the tragedian prizes his art
above all worldly returns."
"I never heard him say so, but the looks
of his clothes would indicate that such
was the case."
'?Yes. Well, Tlngleham's proposition
was that ho should bear all the expenses of
a gorgeous production, while Irvington
Booth was to have the privilege of choos?
ing ills own com[>any, ordering such cos?
tumes aud scenery us he wanted and go?
ing ahead to suit himself, but there was
?'What was that?"
"When Richard came upon the stage,
was to yell: 'A bike, a blkel My king?
dom for a bike I' instead of calling for a
"And when he made that proposition I
suppose tho actor slugged him, did he?" ?
"Slugged him? No. He insisted on
reciting the whole play to him to sec how
it would go. It required four strong men
to carry poor old Tinglumon out, and the
deal is off."?Cleveland Leader.
WUhed Him Bailneu Bod Lack.
Three men were standing in front of the
postofilco, and to them came a fourth.
One of the three did not know the new?
comer nnd stepped aside slightly, but he
overheard the conversation.
"Well, John. How's things?"
"Poor; very . poor. I haven't had a
thing to do for three weeks."
"Is that so?"
"Sure. If this streak of bad luck keeps
up, I'll have to go out uf business."
Instead of commiserating the other two
men grinned, und one said in an unfeeling
"I don't care If you never have work."
John shook his head sadly and passed on.
The listeuer was shocked. He had never
heard anything so bluntly cruel. In a few
moments he expressed his feelings some?
"Ho seems like un honest fellow and de?
serves encouragement," he concluded.
Both men laughed outright.
"Well," said one at length, "if you want
to give him a job you're welcome. He is
an undertaker.''?Chicago Times-Herald.
The Queen Humblebee.
There is an article on "The Bumble?
bee" in St. Nicholas written by Barney
Hoskin Standish. The author says:'
The lengtli of' life of a queen bumble?
bee is probably little more than a year at
most. Herb is one reason for this belief:
She hatches among the Into broods of Hum?
mer and soon after leaves the nest, leading
a vagabond existence, night and day.
among tho autumn' flowers. Tho winter
she passes iu an earth burrow dug by her
self nnd unaided establishes a colony in
the spring. These combined periods of
fall and spring require the daily use of
her frail wings in the field at least four
months. Now, we know that the wings
of the worker honeybee wear out in less
than half that time; also that the old
queens who take to the field after the nest
breaks up in August frequently have tat?
tered wings and soon disappear. Nature
docs not supply insects with new wing
cells as it supplies birds with new wing
feathers. So the loss of the power of flight
it this season of the year to tho queen
? jmblcbee means the loss of life.
While the War Lasts.
All who march, -walk or stand, should
shake into their shoes Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder. It cures aching, tired,
sore, swollen feet, and makes tight or
new shoes easy. It absorbs moisture,
and prevents chafing, hot. smarting,
blistered, sweating feet. All the regular
Volunteers In hot climates can't exist
in comfort without it. Allen's Foot
Ease is sold by all druggists and shoe
stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad?
dress, Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N.Y.
H(U?cs Fir Sale
Nine room dwelling on 34th street
near West avenue. Has all m?der?
conveniences and will be ready for oo
cupancy June 1. Price $4,000.
Six room house on 29th street. Ali
modern conveniences. Price $1,350.
Six room house on 28th street, new
and nicely located. Price $1,400.
Tenement dwelling on leased ground,
renting for $30 a month. Price $600.
This property pays 30 per cent, net
after deducting ground rent.
Several new houses in East End,
.ranging in price from $800 to $2,000.
We can make very easy terms on thf
properties advertised above. Sma
cash payment and the balance 1
monthly installments will be satisfat
Houses and stores for rent in all sec?
tions of th?j city.
I General Real Estate,
Ana General insurance fioenis.