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VOL HI, NO. 154.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1898.'
PRTni? SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS
I i\XKJXLi ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
Democrats of Warwick Elect
CRAFFORO MEN ON TOP
They Serin to Still Have "TbluEH tiding
Their Way" in the Old "Free
State." Two F?ny
The Democrats of the ."Old Free
State of Warwiek" turned out in full
force at the opening of the June term
of the County Court held at Warwick
Courthouse yesterday. It was proba?
bly the largest crowd that has attend?
ed court in the county since the court?
house was removed to Denbigh. But
it was not for the purpose of attending
court that there was such a large out?
pouring of Warwickers. It was politics
that stirred up the Democrats, and
they went to the courthouse to select
delegates lo represent them at the
Ocean View convention, which will
nominate a candidate for Congress
from ihis district.
There were two calls for this purpose
?one issued by Dr. J. H. Crafford.
chairman of the oldest Democratic or?
ganization in the county, for a mass
meeting, and the other by ?r. W. J.
Fowler, representing a new organiza?
tion contending for supremacy, for a
Both organizations elected delegates
and went through the process of "organ?
ization, but it was apparent that Dr. J.
11. Crafford was still in the ascendency,
for his friends rallied 'round him.
Whooping like Comanche Indians. The
mass meeting, besides electing dele?
gates and reorganizing the committee,
went a step farther?it passed resolu?
tions "roasting" Hon. Thomas Temple
Powell and State Senator Manly H.
The mass meeting was called to order
in the courtroom promptly at noon by
Dr. John H. Crafford.
Attorney Phil. St. O. Wilcox was
unanimously chosen permanent chair?
man, and Deputy County Clerk Wil?
liam C. Burnham secretary. The meet?
ing then settled down lo business. Dr.
John H. Crafford and Mr. James F.
Bonnewell .were unanimously elected
delegates to the Ocean View conven?
tion and empowered to appoint their
On motion of Mr. Bonnewell the par?
ty was reorganized by the election of
the following committeemen from each
Stanley?Dr. J. II. Crafford, SherifT
J. H. Young and W. B. Chapman.
Denbigh?Justice James x. Garrow,
Arthur Curtis and John E. Tabb.
Morrison?Robert T. Smith, Armstead
Haughton and Deputy County Clerk W.
Newport?W. B. Baker. Justices Jas.
E. Ford and Henry F. Jones.
The following resolution s.gned by 137
Democrats was offered and adopted
with but one dissenting vote:
"Whereas. Thomas Temple Powell
and Manly H. Raines, respectively
Representative and Senator of the
county of Warwick, by virtue of their
respective positions, and the privdege
usually accorded in such cases, contra?
ry, to the known and expressed wishes
of the Democracy of the county of
Warwick, selected and named an elec?
toral board, ihe majority id' whom were
not in accord with tin- Democracy of
said county, over the protest of the
party leaders, thus for their personal
ends ami purposes over-riding the
known and expressed wishes of their
"Be it Resolved, That the Democra?
cy of the county of Warwick, In mass
meeting assembled, denounce the said
conduct and action of the said Thomas
Temple Powell and Manly H. Barnes
as undemocratic, subversive of the
rights of their constituency. whose
public servants they are. and whose
wishes they disregarded."
Addresses were made'by Dr. Crafford,
Mr. Bonnewell and Mr. S.' S. Curtis.
Much to the surprise of the meeting Mr.
Curtis, who had been leading the fight
against Dr. Crafforu. said that he was
a Democrat and as such would surren?
der to the majority, for it was not his
intention to antagonize the best inter?
ests of the party. He further said that
his name had been associated with an?
other man's name contrary to his
?wishes, and when asked to whom he re?
ferred he replied: E. C. Madison. Th*s
eaus<rfi Mr. Bonnewell to extend the
"rigluhand of fellowship" to Mr. Cur?
tis amid vociferous cheering.
The convention was in session less
than an hour and by actual count there
were 107 voters in the hall.
Down stairs in the office of the com?
missioner of the revenue was held the
primary ordered by the faction oppos?
ing the old organization. The polls
opened at ST AT M. and closed at 3 P.
M., and the primary was held under
the election law with Messrs. W. B.
Woodland and J. C. Curtis acting as
A total of fifty-one votes was,
according to the returns given out. cast
for delegates as follows:
J. W. Bunting. 41.
S. S. Curtis, 42.
W. C. Crafford, 1.
The first two named gentlemen were
declared duly elected delegates to the
Ocean View convention.
The following executive committee
Stanley?W. C. Minor, H. A. Campbell
and W. .1, Fitchett.
Denbigh?W. J. Fowler, Oyster In?
spector E. C. Madison and Dr. John A.
Morrison?J. W. Bunting. J. W. Mor?
gan and Col. J. H. Ham.
WITH THE PQLIT8?A.NS.
Both sides claim vfetory. Mr. E. C.
Madison, the leader of the faction that
has waged war on Dr. J. H. Crafford.
when hi heard ther?; was a large crowd
at the mass-meeting, said that a ma?
jority of the men in the hall were then*
as spectators and.took no part in the
meeting and thafthey were in sympa?
thy with his faction. Mr. Madison
stated that he was a Democrat and it
was not his purpose to disrupt the
party, but on th* other hand he wished
to build it up in the county. For the
last seven years there had been no re?
organization. Members of the execu?
tive committee had died and it had
dwindled down to one man. Dr. Craf?
ford, who represented the entire partv.
That was his reason for making an ef?
fort to reorganize the Democratic par?
ty in the county.
"That primary did not prime." said
Dr. Crafford to the reporter for the
Dally Press. VThe Democratic party Is
not dead, notwithstanding the efforts
made by some people ro disrupt it by
creating dissension In the ranks. The
people spoke today and they did It
. with a loud voice." Dr. Crafford also
stated that he did not think that there
were over twenty-live votes cast In
the primary, although the returns
showed the number to be fifty-one.
Some people had been fooled into vot?
ing, but they afterwards came to him,
renouncing all allegiance to the Madi?
son faction. "We will find out when
we get to the Ocean View convention
whether we have the regular organiza?
tion," he said.
There was plenty of "bug juice" on
tap at the court house and the War
wickers got pretty well "tanked." mak?
ing things lively.
Already the Democrats are discussing
the eligibility of certain men for the
county offices which will be filled next
spring. It is generally understood that
Mr. Phil St. George Wilcox will ?e a
candidate for commonwealth's attor?
ney, and it is not thought he will have
any opposition. Attorney Wilcox is
now a resident of the county. There
are two candidates for clerk of the
court. Colonel J. H. Ham and Deputy
Clerk W. A. Burnham. SherifT J. H.
Young will probably he renominated
for the office he now fills.
The delegates were not instructed by
either side, but it is understood that
they will vote for Hon. W. A. Young.
Miss Emma Bruce has returned from
Mr. Peter J. Quintan, of New York,
is in the city.
Clerk J. A. Massie has issued no
building permits since last Friday.
Mr. A. H. Delbridge, of Staunton, Is
in the city preparing to locate.
Miss Nellie N. Reed, of Roanoke, Is
the guest of her cousin, Mr. J. T. Reed,
at the Gloucester. She will remain
A lunatic was arrested In East End
yesterday afternoon by Officer Vellines
on complaint of Dr. Knight. The man is
from Dixie Hospital.
Miss Alice G. Lumber, formerly of
Newport News, but now of Portsmouth,
Is the guest of her sister, Mrs C. b!
Cratlord. on Twenty-seventh street.
Rev. J. G. Chastain, of Mexico, con?
ducted the services at the First Bap?
tist church Sunday morning and of?
ficiated at the Second Baptist church
in the evening.
Miss M. Graft, who resides on Jef?
ferson avenue, left yesterday for At?
lantic City, where she will spend the
Miss Lizzie Phelps. of Richmond, re?
turned home Sunday evening after
spending several days in the city as the
guest of Miss Holden, on Lafayette av?
Miss Mamie Selinger has returned to
the city after a short visit to her home
tn Baltimore. She Is spending the
summer with her aunt, Mrs. T.J. Har?
Miss Maud C. Rinehardt. who has
been the guest of Mrs. A. A. Crea for
the past week, returned to Richmond
Sunday evening. .
The special excursion from Richmond
to Newport News and Old Point Sun?
day was not as largely patronized as
usual. The train returned to Rich?
mond about 9:30 o'clock. ' ...
St. John the Baptist-Day was "observ?
ed at St. Vincent's church Sunday
with special devotion. There was sol?
emn high mass at 10 o'clock, at which
Rev. Father Donahoe preached.
It is understood that the differences
between Captain Waters and the mem?
bers of Battery C, at Camp Warburton,
have been adjusted and the affairs of
the battery will continue as heretofore.
The men will make no protect to Cap?
Secretary C. C. Kent, of the local Y.
M. C. A., left last' evening for
Chiekamauga Park, where he will en?
gage In tent work among the troops
for the next two months.
The summer schedule of the Chesa?
peake & Ohio railway went into effect
Sunday morning. The only change
made w as in the leaving time of passen?
ger train No. 1, which leaves here at
S o'clock in the morning, an hour ear?
The Bijou Theatre, of which Messrs.
Gloven & Adams are the proprietors,
was onened on Twenty-third street,
last night with a variety Rhrwv which
is said to hive been creditable for a
playhouse of this character. The pro?
prietors claim that they will give only
clever and respectable performances^
Warehlp? Go ng South.
The cruiser Minneapolis will sail
south just as soon as the force of ship?
yard men at work on her condensers
and boiler tubes complete their work,
which will be about Wednesday or
It is now known that the Newark
sailed directly for Havana, as her ar?
rival has been reported.
The cruiser San Francisco .ind the
ram Katahdin left Boston together
Sunday, the Pairie sailed from New
York and the torpedo boat Gwin left
Philadelphia for Hampton Roads.
All of these vessels are now heading
south at full speed and It Is possible
that they will form in Hampton Roads
and proceed to either Key West or off
Havana in a body.
Sunday and yesterday were the hot?
test days of the year, the mercury reg?
istering 99 in the shade and causing
humanity to swelter. It is reported
that two workmen were overcome by
the heat while at work at the shipyard
and had to be taken to their homes for
treatment. Last night it was intensely
hot. There was no breeze stirring,
even at the Casino, the coolest place in
the city. It was too warm for some
people to sleep in their houses and they
"carried the banner." sleeping on the
lleedB Record, d.
Old Dominion Land Company to P.
Creath. Jr.: consideration $250.
P. Creath et ux. to R. M. Lett, trus?
tee: consideration $500.
P. Creath. et ux, to R. M. Lett, trus?
tee; consideration $64.
Old Dominion Land Company to
Monroe White; consideration $250.
Centra) Land Company to Louis
Central Land Company to Louis
Smith; consideration $85.
Volunteer Officer In Command.
For the first time in the history of
Fortress Monroe the fort is in com?
mand of a volunteer officer. Colonel
Hasbrouck was yesterday ordered to
report at Camp Alger and went to
Washington last night, leaving Colonel
Lane, of the Maryland volunteers. In
Ba'tery I> Loaves Today.
Battery D, the oldest artillery com?
pany at Fort Monroe, will leave today
for Port Tampa, whither it has been or?
dered by the War DepartmenL
New York Shoe Co. is closing out at
greatly reduced prices for the purpose
of removing to Norfolk next week.
Swiss Frappe Is delicious and cool?
ing. At Allen's Drug Store, Ju-28-3t
VERDICT EXPECTED TODAY.
Colg. Bortcln Make? an Eloquent Plea for
am ? n the East man Finch Suit.
A verdict will probably be rendered
late this afternoon by the Jury in the
Eastman-Finch damage suit case.
After spending two days and a half
over the instructions an agreement
was finally reached yesterday, and
Judge T. J. Barham expounded to the
jurors the law that should govern them
in arriving at a verdict in the case.
Then the argument began, counsel
agreeing to limit themselves to four
hours on each side.
It was a few minutes after 12 o'clock
when Colonel Richard E. Boykin. one
of the counsel for the plaintiff, arose to
to opeii the argument, and for hours,
notwithstanding the intense heat, he
held the closest attention of the jury
and the large crowd In the court room.
Those who heard the address pronounc?
ed it to. be the moBt eloquent and for?
cible effort made by Colonel Boykin
since he has been practicing at this
bar. He reviewed the evidence, clench?
ing his points as he drove them home
on the anvil of logic with the ham?
mer of eloquence. Referring to Mr.
Finch. Colonel Boykin asserted that he
had deviated from the path of truth
and was not to be believed, support?
ing his statement by pointing out what
he claimed were Inconsistencies in Mr.
Finch's testimony. In a peroration
that brought tears to the eyes of sev?
eral of the Jurors Colonel Bovkln clos?
ed his argument, which, as has already
been stated, was one of this eloquent
speaker's best efforts
At the afternoon session the 1urv
listened for two hours to the argument
of Attorney A. C. Garrett. one of the
counsel for the defendants. Mr. Gar?
rett made a lucid presentation of bis
side of the case, claiming that Mr.
Finch could not be held responsible
for the death of 'Walter Eastman. Re?
garding the assertion that Mr. Finch
was "too close-fisted." Attorney Gar?
rett said he was a provident father
and wanted to render a good steward?
ship to his children, which was his
duty. The address made a most fa?
vorable impression, and Mr. Garrett
was generally congratulated.
When court convenes this morning
at 10 o'clock Attorney C. V. Meredith
will make the closing argument for t*e
defense. He will be followed bv Mr. R
G. Blckford. The case will be given to
the Jury in the afternoon.
city owNs-rna iots.
Deed from Mr. F. F. Finch Admitted to
Record In the Clerk'? Omce.
Messrs. Peddicord & Company, con?
tractors, will break ground today for
the new school building.
At last the deal with Mr. F. F. Finch
for the purchase of a block of eight
lots as a site for the building, which
has been hanging fire for some time,
has been closed, and the city now owns
the land. A deed from F. F. Finch
and Martha A. Finch was admitted to
record in the clerk's office yesterday,
and Mr. Finch now has in his posses?
sion a warrant for $9,000
The location of the lots Is unmistak?
ably set down In the. deed as follows:
Commencing at a poinCon.:the--noi:tli-.
erly Iliie'of Thirty-first street at a dist?
ance of 200 feet westerly from the in?
tersection of the westerln- line of La?
fayette avenue with said northerly line
of Thlrty-flrst street, thence running
westerl- along said northerly line of
Thirty-first street 100 feet, thence
northerly parallel with Lafayette ave?
nue 200 feet to southerly line of Thirty
second street, thence easterly along
said southerly line of Thirty-second
street 100 feet: thence southerly parallel
with Lafayette avenue 200 feet to point
of beginning between Washington and
It Is understood that Mr. Finch
agreed to give the deed to the board,
trusting to that body's spirit of Just?
ness to allow him Interest on the $9.000
from last March, when, he claims, the
aereement was made for the purchase
of the lots.
off for santiago.
Auxiliary Crulaer Harvard and Repair L hip
The Ninth Massachusetts reelment
and two battalions of the Thirty-fourth
Michigan are en route to Santiago de
Cuba to reinforce General Shafter.
At 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon the
auxiliary cruiser Harvard. Canta'n
Cotton, weighed anchor and slowly
gilded down the-James river amid vo?
ciferous cheering. Close behind the
Harvard followed the repair ship Vul?
can, bound for the same port.
It was a grand sight to see men clad
lo regulation uniforms standing on the
decks of the big cruiser waving th3lr
hats, and.-the eheers they sent up
caused hundreds of hearts to beat
.faster.'with patriotism as the throng
'stood on the beach and 'watched the
cruiser slowly plough her way through
the placid waters.
When the Harvard passed the cruis?
er Minneapolis the jack tars, who had
rushed to the deck, gave three mighty
cheers that were returned by the sol?
diers. This was followed bv a salute
from the tug boats and other vessels
lying at the wharves.
The Harvard had been expected to
make the trip in four days, but as she
is convoying the Vulcan, a 17-knot ves?
sel, she will not arrive at her destlm
tlon before Saturday night.
The trouble In Battery C has subsid?
ed. T%e charges against Captain Wa?
ters have been withdrawn and all Is
serene, as the matter has been diTipped.
Private John Baker, Battery C. has
gone to his home at Lancaster. Pa.,
having been granted a furlough of five
A box containing cartridges was re?
ceived at the camp yesterday from
the arsenal at Rock Island, III.
Captain Waters has formed two new
platoons to be known as five and six
and yesterday appointed the additional
sergeants and corporals.
New uniforms for the recruits are ex?
pected to arrive the latter part of this
Private William Desmond, who has
been on the sick list for several days, is
Eddie Cole* Arre?tec.
Eddie Cole (colored), charged with
stealing a bicycle from John Davis, a
Western Union messenger, was arrest?
ed in Petersburg Sunday at the re?
quest of C. & O. Railway Detective
Heck. Officer Heck went to Petersburg
last night to get his prisoner.
Justice Brown disposed of the fol?
lowing cases In the Police Court yes?
terday morning: _
Tom Smith, disorderly; fined $3 and
John Corkin, drunk; fined $2 and
Walter Plummer, drunk; fined $2 and
George Thompson, disorderly; fined
$3 and costs.
"You are not so warm" after you
have had one of our nice Iced drinks.
Allen's Drug Store. _. Ju-28-3t
Retaliatory Action by the
American Squadron to Be
Sent to Spain.
THE SHIPS THAT WILL GO
Commodore WaUon to Command ihe First
Fleet to Start form the New World to
Attack Continental Europe. Collier?
Coming to Newport Nen?.
WASHINGTON, June 27.?The ad
nimstration today Anally came to a
decision to send an American squadron
to the Spanish coast and into the Med?
iterranean. Several times since the
war broke out rumors to this effect
have circulated, but the project had not
matured; it required the Spanish move?
ment toward the Philippines by Sama?
ra's squadron to decide the Navy De?
partment to adopt this bold stroke
The first announcement today through
a bulletin posted at the Navy Depart?
ment of the government's Intention
was received with Incredulity. There
was a suspicion that the story was be?
ing floated to deceive the Spanish gov?
ernment. However, when, later in the
day. the detail of the vessels selected
to constitute Commodore Watson's
eastern squadron was announced and
official orders were given to provision
the fleet for four months, it became ap?
parent to the last doubter that the
go-ernment was in earnest in their
purpose to dispatch the fleet to Europe.
Three vessels selected as colliers have
started on their way to Newport News
to take on a large supply of coal. It
will require about a week to get this
down to Sampson's fleet, so if the start
is to be made from that point it will
be impossible for Commodore Watson
'Jt et away before the Fourth of July.
~ s would seem to be an auspicious
date for the beginning of an; expedition
that will, for the first time in the
world's history, start, tr?in-r- the. .new
world to attack' continental Europe.
No attempt Is made to deny that the
government Is influenced in ordering
this movement by a desire to check the
J progress eastward of the Cadiz fleet. It
was not believed that the Spanish ad
i miral could be guilty of the folly of un?
covering his home ports in this fash
\ ion. but Inasmuch as he seems deter?
mined to do so the naval strategists
could not do less than take advantage
of the magnificent opportunity thus af?
forded to strike a crushing blow at
Spain and thereby perhaps save much
time and loss of life and mo- - in tho
conduct of the tedious campaign in Cu?
The determination to send this squad?
ron against Spain was the outcome of I
direct official advices reaching the State !
and Navy Departments as to the pro.
gress of Admiral Camara's snuadron.
These advices give a list of the Spanish
oh iris now nearing the Suez canal,
which differs somewhat from the list
trlven in the press dispatches and bv
Llovd's. The official list Is as follows'
Pelavo. Carlos v. Audaz. Osada.
! Prosper'na, Patriota. Ttnnldo. Buenos |
Avres. Tsla de Panev, Colona. Cov.in
donga, and San Francisco. The add'
Itlonal information comes from offlo'n
?sources that this squadron is at Port
Said, and expects to take on hoard 10.
i 000 tons of coal before entering the Suez
canal. Such a heavy coaling will take
some time. It discloses also that the
admiral expects to make a long sail,
and is doubtless headed for the Phil?
ippines, a point which the officials her?
doubted at first.
This squadron Is the most formida?
ble Spain has afloat. In total tonnage,
strength of individual ships, armor and
Tt is apparent that the main relianr
n?" Pamnrn's fleet is on the battlesh'p !
Pelovo, the armored cruiser Carlos V.
and the two new torpedo boat destroy?
ers. The others are auxiliaries and nol?
llers, as there are onlv two armored
shins in the lot. Admiral Dewev's fleet
of protected but unarmored shins will
probnhlv take care of the ' Spanish
squadron. With the Monterey added
he could certainly do so.
The eastern snuadron. which the TTnl
?ed States will now send acalnst Snain.
far out-ranks the Spanish squadron,
the Iowa and Oregon exceeding t'S
pelnvn and Parin?- V at every nnint,
while the other Ignited States vesaeis |
n-o far superior, shin.for shin, to those
of the Spanish snuadron. with the sin?
gle pvception of the two Spanish tor
iedo boat destroyers.
The officers of the eastern squadr.-.n
r" as fnllows
Pnmmnnder-tn-ehtef. Commodore .T.
\ Watson: Bittieshin Tnwa. Canta'n
D. Hvsns- battleship Oregon, fip
Itn'n ir-hf-rles W. Pln?-v: fin"ship. New?
ark. Contain Albert S. P?\r<<-er: cruiser |
lYooernlte. Po-nmander W. TT. Flmorv:
cruiser Yankee. Commander w. TT.
rtroT.-r.oon- crn'ser TMxio. Commander
r- fir. -ro?'s- oolliers ficenrtla. Comman
I dor E. W. Wn*?nn- coUjer Alexandria
I Pom men der w. E. Word well: eoll'er I
Atnrendn. Lieutenant Commander W.
When the American fleet s-'Im for
Spain If will tnke with It oomnlete in?
formation no" to the ent're stretch of
"Spanish eoapt. with rletntl nv-ns of e<-_
erv hnrhnr and its fort lie Hons. The
-or hoard had n miss nf this Infnrmo.
linn hernrn tt tnflf)-" ind ?-n?nt n "nod
mrt ef ?v,0 flnv stuflv'n-r Spm'sh charts
and forKfloatlnns. wirl. i vie"- M nit.
lining tV.e B?r>rs rf, blows which ?-f
to be ?elivered et Spain at home. The
SpnniRh cna?t Une is 2.122 kilometres
inn", of wbieb '? kilometres is on th?
north const, while 1.353 kilometres >s
nlnne- the IvTeflHerranenn 1"d the At?
lantic on the south coast. The, const
described bv pnv.il strategists as ah?
mt awl mountainous with s^um?
,?V?s ind ?iilfs resembline- the Fiords
nf Sca'ndannvla. Tn general the fortl
n^tions of the const ire rePoe. of the
mednevlnl greatness nf Spain and
minv of these old defenses are tumb
''Vhe'snanlsb const Is divided Into
tnree captain c-enenleles. namelv.
Pprrel o" the north, Pndlz nn the s-nith
nn<- Csrthnsrena on the enst. At Fer
rrH l?t the navv school nnd the school
nf r.?vei nnnlieatinn. At Carthaeena
is the school of ordnance and the tor
pedo school. At Cadiz Is the point
where the most of the fortificatton guns
are made. Each of theVthrce naval
provinces has a curtain n&nber of coast
towns under its immediate care The
Ferrol division Includes the ports of
Ferrol, Corunna, Vilagarcia. Vigo Re
vlero. Satandcr. liilhoa and si. Sebas?
The Cadiz division Includes the ports
of Cadiz; Alglrlras, Malaga. Montiril,
Almera. Seville. Huelva and the Cana?
ries. The Carthagena district includes
the points of Carthagena, Alicante. Va?
lence. Vinarez. Torlose. Barcelona, Ma
tare. Majorquea. Mahon and lvicc
The total artillery of these ports, un?
der the normal conditions prior to the
war. is as follows:
One hundred and nineteen Krupp
guns, fifty-five Armstrong guns, nine?
ty Ordonez, guns and a large number
of Hontorla guns. The main reliance
Is on the Ordonez guns, which are espe?
cially for fortification purposes. They
are 21. 24 and 30 centimetres.
A separate division of the coast is
made for the purpose of placing tor?
pedoes and submarine mines. This
work is divided into four districts,
with Ferrol, Cadiz, Carthagena and
Mahon as headquarters. Each town
along the coast is allotted a certain
number of torpedoes. For instance the
allotment for Barcelona alone is 500
Many of these ports are connected by
cables, which form an additional fea?
ture of naval attack. A cable runs
from Barcelona to Marseilles. Cad'z
has three cables, one to the Canaries
another to Gibraltar and another to
Villa Real. Vigo is the cable station
for two lines.
The information Is in minute detail as
to the defense of each port: for instance
Ferrol. Is protected on the north bv a
series of throe batteries and two ehat
eaus. occupying points which command
nasses from the sea. The town is en?
circled bv bastions and redoubts, of an?
cient pattern, but recently remodeled.
The defense of Cadiz consists of a cir?
cle of eleven powerful ports. The oth?
er harbors are similarly defined with
detailed information as to approaches,
channels, depth of water, batteries, etc.
With this ftdl information :.t hand, the
nature of the-assault upon the coast
of Spain will be pretty well outlined
before the American fleet sails. At th"!
same time, much will tie left n the
oommander-ln-chicf if this squadron.
Some naval authorities believe Hint the
Canary Islands will br- the first point
of attack and the next move will lie to
establish a naval o-tse at Ceuta. a point
on the African coa=t owned bv Spain,
and opposite Gibraltar. Wilh this
base our ships would be within easy
strikiig distance of the long stretch of
One short telegram received by Cen
er-il Greely from one of his signal corps
officers with the irmv under Shaft er.
w is r.ll that came to the War Depart?
ment last night or today. That related
entirely to the management of tele?
graph and contained no news of the
movements of the military. Therefore
>t is assumed at the department that
General Shaffer is simplv carrying for?
ward his plans of bringing forward his
troons from the sea coast and con?
centrating them at points of vantace
on the heights-surrounding Santiago.,
His army is not to give battle until ev?
en- precaution that prudence can susr
crest has been taken to assure the suc?
cess of the movement, for no one bet?
ter than General Shaffer appreciates
the tremendous moral advantage that
would accrue to Snaln from even n
temporary check of American arms at
Tbore is no intention of wenkonlnr
the Wnvann blockade bv the withdraw?
al of Commodore Watson with his
flagshin. To prevent this Socrotarv
Lone has ordered Commodore TTowe'l
i., ,?Nceec: i?v%Tnpdiat.elv to tho Amer'
fleet off T-Tnvnvin to take command
ef Die post vacated bv Commodore
Watson. Commodore Wo well is at
present In command of the coast pa?
trol fleet, nnd be will take the entire
fleet with him that is all of the larger
v<-aso!? to reinforce the blockade nff
the Cuban coast. He is already on bis
ivnv south from the New JhiTlnnd const
and should reach Cuban waters by the
end of the week.
?V storv was afloat today to the effect
that the bio- double tnrroted monitors
Puritan a?d Viantonnmnh had hean
?t>-liek and seriously- In.birod bv So.an
'?h shells off TT.av.ann. Tnnniry at the
Now Department, backed bv a few
op\-ions mes?ar-es from friends of the
nr-aple aboard, developed the fact that
bdh of. the monitors are at Kev W"'t
wherp they have been at anchor for
some time past. The officials know of
no ftrinir upon American blockading
vessels from the Morro or other forts at
the entrance of Havana harbor.
FIRST LOAD OF SOLDIERS.
Big Cuban Flag Presented to a Naval
Cadet For Landing Them.
fOopvright. I SOS. by Assooiat-d Pro=s.1
OFF SANTIAGO DE OURA, JUNH
2fl. VIA KINGSTON. JAMAICA, June
27 S:f!0 A. M.?Naval Cadet John Hal
ligan. of the flagship Brooklyn, return?
ed on board that vessel last night .with
a large silk Cuban flag, which harl
been presented to him for landing the
first boat load of soldiers of the invad?
Cadet Haliigan reported that five of
the St. Louis boats and one boat of
the Brooklyn were damaged.
The first launch of the Brooklyn, in
charge of Cadet Haliigan, with thrc
boats in tow. reached the shore at the
head of the fleet of small craft, nnd
the Cubans who were already in pos?
session of the landing place handed the
flag to the cadet and he gave them the
launch's flag in return.
Commodore Schley thinks that the
Spanish naval officers will, ns a last re?
sort, destroy their ships by blowintf
A Cuban spy who was recently in
Santiago de Cuba, says a reign of ter?
ror exists among all classes there ow'ing
to the nightly attack of the Vesuvius
with tho terrible explosion of her dy?
namite shells. A week ago tonig'it
one of her shells striking Cayo Smith
demolished several warehouses and a
fort there, besides dismounting several
guns.. Windows, it also appears, were
broken in the city, and the general
effect was similar to that of an earth?
quake among the soldiers and citizens.
? THIRD EXPEDITION OFF.
Another Fleet of Transports Round For
SAN FRANCISCO. June 27.- Tin-;
afternoon the third fleet of vessels
loaded with soldiers and supplies for
the Philippines hoisted anchor, an.I
amid the screeching of a hundred whls
ties and the clanging of bells and tie.
booming of cannon proceeded down
the bay toward the ocean, and by night
were well on their way to the Philip?
The ships which left today carried
about 4.000 men under command cf
General Arthur MeArthur, who has
made the steamer Indiana his flagship
Tho City of Para, the Ohio and the
Morgan City were the other vessels to
sail with the Indiana. The Valencia
was not ready for sea today, and will
probably sail with the steamer Newport
on Wednesday. General Merritt and
ftis staff will proceed to the Philippines
on the Newport, which has been espe?
cially prepared for the service._ _
SHOUT1M! IN IILUOUtlELD.
John Tmlil Shot by Another ?pro Named
K.I Saturday Night.
Saturday night during; an altercation
between John Todd and another negro
named Ell. the former was seriously
shot in the groin of the left side. It
seems that the two men had a quarrel
in Cornelius Harris" pool room, but
did not come to blows, as Eli was ejec?
ted by the proprietor.
A few minutes before 12 o'clock Todd
stepped out of the pool room. Eli met
him and opened tire with a 38-calibre
Smith ?& Wesson revolver, firing five
shots, but only one took effect. Two
if the balls struck a table in the pool
oom. Eli then absconded and has not
lince been seen, though the police have
made diligent search for him. He is a
well known character around Bloodfield
Todd was taken to his home on
Hampton avenue, where he is being at?
tended by Dr. W. R. Granger. It Is
thought he will recover.
Could Nuttlo to See III? Dying Wife.
leorge Thompson, who drank "moun
n dew" or some other kind of juice
till he imagined he was a sure enough
ipper." goi into trouble on the Ca?
sino ground late Sunday evening.
Thompson rode aroung the grounds
rdermg people to g.-t off. saying he
as a special oilier for the Old Do
union Land Company. Complaint
?as made to C. & O. Detective Heck,
ie visited the Casino and took a seat
n a bench. He was not there long
before Thompson came up and ordered
him to leave the beach.
"I'll go if you will show me your nu
hority." said the detective.
"I am an officer but can't show tuv
luthority." Replied Thompson.
"Well. 1 can." returned the sleuth.
"See this badge? Coifrf and go with
Thompson was taker/*.o the city jail
and yesterday morninii?! was fined for
disorderly conduct. 1$
Appointed Shipping Agent.
The real estate andj?Kvv firm of FiU
slmmons & Marable have been appoint?
ed local agents for some of the lead?
ing steamship lines In the world, in
duding the White Star Dine, Allan
Dine. Allan-State Line. Cunard Line.
International Navigation Company,
popularly known as the American Line,
and tin- Dominion Line, a Canadian
steamship company. As agents tor
these companies they can sell tickets
to European and South American ports
or. in fact, to almost any port in th?
Two Death* In One Week.
For tho second time within a week
death has entered the family of Mr.
George Hunter, who lives just beyond
th? "Acre" In the county. Sunday af?
ternoon at 4 o'clock Mrs. Rosa, wife of
Mr. Hunter, died after an Illness of
three weeks. Thomas, aged 6 years,
preceded his mother to the-grave "only
a few days.
Rev. B. F. Lipscomb. pastor of the
Washington Avenue Methodist church,
preached the funeral yesterday. Inter
mnt was made at Greenlawn cemetery.
Clayton'** Hmly Recovered.
The body of Clayton Brown, the col?
ored man who was drowned between
piers 4 and S Friday afternoon while
engaged in coaling the steamsh'p
Groenhrier, was recovered yesterday
and taken to the undertaker shop of
W. Sam Cooke (colored), where it was
prepared for interment.
Will Fmiddli.li ? Church In the City.
There is a movement on foot to es?
tablish .a Northern Methodist Episco?
pal cjiurch' in this city, and it is stated
that in a short time the erection of a
church w ill be commenced at the cor?
ner of Washington avenue and Thirty
fifth street. Rev. F. N. Sheppard, of
Philadelphia, is organizing the congre?
gation, which now numbers over sixty
? Captain Marye I'rotetOH.
It is understood that Captain Thorn?
ton P. Marye. commander of the Hun?
tington Riiles, has written a letter to
Congressman Wise protesting against
his efforts to secure discharges for men
in his company, claiming that it cre?
ates dissatisfaction among the men In
AGAINST THE LAND GRABBERS.
Important Test Case Decided by Judge
Wellford, of Richmond.
RICHMOND. VA.. June 27.?Judg?
Wellford, in the city circuit court,
granted a writ of mandamus compell?
ing the clerk of the hustings court to
accept the taxes due on certain prop?
erty of Mr. Leroy Brown without re?
quiring payment of $5 penalty. The
Roanoke syndicate which made appli?
cation for the purchase of this realty
withdrew the application. conceding
the right of Mr. Brown's contention,
and the judge ordered that the costs
of the suit should be paid by the de?
fendant. The costs will amount to
about ?11 or $12. The case was one of
several designed to test the validity
of the amendment to the delinquent tax
law passed by the General Assembly.
Tt was brought on three grounds?rlrs;
that the law is unconstitutional: sec?
ond, that the penalty cannot be de?
manded unless the notices have been
duly served on all interested parties,
and the third plea was that certain ir?
regularities existed in fTie manner in
which the application was made.
The cleifv of the hustings court, who
required all persons filing applications
for delinquent lands to deposit a sum
of money covering all costs, had funds
in hand belonging to the Roanoke
syndicate out of which the costs of
>he suit will be met.
YELLOW FEVER SITI7ATION.
WASHINGTON. June 27.?A dis
oatch from Surgeon Carter at McHen
ry. Miss., to Surgeon Wyman, of the
marine hospital department, says one
new- case in town developed Thursdav
? ind a'-id her one had been discovered
four miles out in the country. This lat?
ter developed yesterday.
Fir?t In the Field.
Last evening (nine days from dare of
? ?roofs of death), the treasurer of the
Roy?' \reanilm turned over to Mrs.
\-.,?i,rf Braxton. widow of Col. C. M.
rtraxlon. a check for $3,000, being the
list of the orders in which the deceas?
ed was insured to pay the amount oi
F .Kien? anil Bed Bug?.
An- positively driven out by the use
,f Calvert's Insect Powder. The pat
Tit sift top box makes its own deaf'
leaiing dust. Different from all rdh
?rs. (inly Hie. Ask for Calvert's and
take no other. ju25-eod-lm.
"Kola Saya" Is a nice tonic drink.
At Allen's Drug Store. ju-2S it
American Army in Sight of
Ion the brink of battle
With the OuuoRlnc Troops Close Enough
to See i he White? of Each Others'
Eye*, a Collision I? to Be Ex?
pected at Auyometi
(Copyright, 1S:?S. by Associated Pre-?s >
ON THE RIA GUAMO. SUNDAY
NOON. JUNE -H. VIA KINGSTON.
I JAMAICA. June 27.?The advance force
"f the American army rests on this
stream, with the city of Santiago d?;
Cuba tour and a half miles westward,
in plain sight.
Last night the outposts, consisting
of two companies of the Seventh infan?
try, under Major Coolidge, occupied
posilioos at right angles to the road,
guarding the crossing a mile and a
I half beyond Sabinaila. where three reg?
ion.mis of General Lawton's division
lunped. the First. Fourth and Seven?
teenth. The Eighth. Second and Twen?
ty-second Massachusetts. with the
Rough Riders, Tenth cavalry and por?
tions of several other regiments, strung
nut behind them toward Jurugua.
About eight hundred Cubans, under
moral Goii7.itles. were camped around
eneral Lawton's headquarters, but
? . ss than liftv of them did scout duty
I last night. '< ? %4-*W
eneral Wheeler today with the
?it. Second and Tenth cavalry and
the Rough Riders, with dynamite guns.
,-ed up to where General Lawton's
mtposts were last night, and four bat?
teries of the Third artillery and four
atllng guns, with a special detail un
Ider Lieutenant Parker, were brought
] up and planted on a hill overlooking
] the basin in which Santiago de Cuba
Not a shot was fired from the Amer
I lean side last night, though the front
I of the American line was not 2.S00
rnrds from the entrenchments of the
With the two armies close enough
I almose to see the whites of each oth
' eyes, a collision is to be looked for
j at any moment.
EXCITEMENT IN PETERSBURG.
I Threats of Lynching Made by a Crowd
at the Jail.
RICHMOND. June 27.?Petersburg
* in a state of great excitement owing
i to the death of Mr. George H. West?
moreland, who was shot by Robert
I Morton, a negro. Saturday. Threats
of lynching have been freely Indulged
In and crowds have gathered about the
I lall. The authorities, say. -however,.,-.
j that they do not think the attemnt '"
w-ill be made, and that they are fully
prepared to resist it. The entire police
' force is on duty.
PLANS OF CAMPAIGN.
American and Cuban Troops Ready ror
(Copyright. 198. by Associated Press.1
JARAG?A. Sunday, June 2?, by the
Associated Press Dispatch Boat Daunt?
less, via Kingston, Jam., Monday. June
"7.-9 A. M.?General Callxto Garc'a.
i'lth 3.000 Cuban Insurgents from the
mountains west of Santiago de Cuba, ?
vas landed here today. The Cuban
troops were brought here on board the
American transports. Fully 5,000 in?
surgents, nearly the entire available
fighting force of the Insurgents in the
southern part <d" Santiago de Cuba,
province, arc now concentrated at or
near Jaragua. Three-fourths of them
are armed with modern rifles and have
j abundant supplies of ammunition. The
soldiers are almost reduced to naked
With the intention to protect the
American advance on Santiago, detach?
ments will he sent towards Guantana
mo to give warning in case an attempt ,
is made to form a junction with Gen?
eral Pando's army in Santiago.
A conference between Major General
! Shaffer and General Garcia w ill be held
tomorrow. The plan of co-operation of
the American and Cuban armies has
been agreed upon, not only in the cam?
paign in Santiago, but the subsequent
movement on Havana and Matanzas.
General Garcia's plan is to march
is entire army overland and along the
northern coast of Cuba. keeping in
touch as well as he can with the United
Stales army. As soon as possible he
will effect a junction with the insurgent
os under General Maximo Gomez,
which is now west of Havna. Other
bodies of insurgents, it is said, will also
be brought in. it being the plan of the
Cuban leaders to have at least 20.00.1
i before Havana when the time
comes for the investment of that city.
SPA TN IN A FERMENT.
Crave Trouble Brewing All Over the
LONDON, June 27.?The Madrid cor?
espondent of the Daily Telegraph
?'Spain is in a state of ferment of
transition without parallel during the
present century. Troubles of the grav
st kind are brewing all over the pro?
vinces. Every political and social in?
stitution la threatened in turn, and the
>ast nervous among far-sighted poll
| ticians apprehend a complete debacle.
"Rut the failure of the national de?
fense is not alone accountable fcr this.
Incredible as it may seem the major?
ity of Spaniards have absolutely no in?
terest in the war and even display a
willingness to forget the past and to
endeavor to rub along without colo?
'The statesmen responsible for tru*
I loss of the colonies are utterly reckless,
and the indifference to the people's
i ruin manifested bv the governing and
upper mid.lie classes is probably un?
paralleled in history. Hunger and
misery are making themselves felt
throughout the country, there will soon
be 35 000 unemployed in Catalonia and
everywhere else there are similar ac?
counts or distress going from bad to
-iroe day by day.
"The government is painfully enn
Uolods ami is now taking energetic
measures, but all of these are of a
coercive character. Troops wt1'^rt
might have successfully defended the
Philippines arc being massed at an
the centers where starvation profess
"re iikely to assume an aggressive
?orm while monev is beme wasted . .
vvarsi.ips that will never fire a shot.
Tee cream freezers 2 to 1ft quarts^ Ice
vrtter coolers 2 to <t gallons. Prices
?lebt. Adams' Racket Stare.
tv., Philippines have, ccm-ldersb'e