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VOL III, NO. 171.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., TUESDAY, JULY 19; 1898.
PRICE -1N^LE COPY,TWO CENTS
ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
WILL MEET TONIGHT
Common Council in Regular
MESSAGE FROM MAYOR
HU Huuor Will Urge Speedy Action
On the New Jatl. Does the
Board or fire Co 10 in Is
The Common Council will meet In
regular session tonight.
Besides the routine business to be
disposed of there are other matters to
be considered. Mayor -Moss, it is un?
derstood, will send anal her message to
the council recommending that speedy
action be taken to have work com?
menced at an early date on the new
jail and emergency hospital. It is quite
likely that this matter will be given
prompt attention. The money is in
hand for carrying On the work and
there is no reason for uny d. lay.
Mayor Moss, it is stated, will bring
another matter to the attention of the
? city legislature. I ,r. according to his
[interpretation of the city charter, no
such thing as an organized body of
Are Commissioners now exists. His
honor holds that the city code makes
no provision the election of a new
board after the terms of tie. commis?
sioners elected when the city was in?
corporated expire. This is an interest?
ing question, but there are those who
entertain opinions on tins subject that
disagree with those of the city's chier
magistrate. At any rate. Iiis honor
proposes to bring the question to the
attention of he council.
A tonight's meeting ,,r I lie council
Commonwealth's Attorney .1. K. M.
-Newt..n will render Iiis opiuio,, regard?
ing the recommedation made by May?
or Moss in which the mayor advised
the counc il t? proceed to elect two
members of the Hoard of Police Com
JJmlssionera to till the places held by
'Attorney \V. C. Stuart and M. V.
Doughty, holding that those gentlemen
wore not legally elected.
While Mr. Newton's opinion has not
been made public it is thought that he
will declare Messrs. Stuart and Dough?
ty to be duly qualified commissioners.
It is said that when Mayor Moss was
given to understand that the opinion
would not be in keeping witli his mes?
sage he remarked: "I have been to the
Court of Appeals and can go again."
creating the impression that he pro?
posed to sift the question to the very
ottom. But how his honor will get the
ase before the State's highest tribunal
is a question that he must solve. Of
course ihere is a ivay. For instance, if
.the -!-?">rd d-l5x?h.arged..AUialc.'->inn- ..
.rase mifc-'il be made Out on the'sround
that' the hoard was powerless "to'.put
the 'copper* on the bricks."* In this
way a case might go up, but it would
have to pass through the Circuit or
Corporation Court Ilrst. W hy the gen?
tlemen should be removed ' from the
board no one seems to know, unless it
is the desire t-> reorganize Hi police
force from head to foot, putting on
new men in place of some of those
wearing blue coats.
If the idans of Councilman E. I.
Ford are carried out the city will get
a patrol wagon and a hose cart. He
reposes to offer an ordinance tonight
providing for the purchase of a horse,
tose cart and "hurry up" wagon.
Both of these vehicles are to be placed
U the central station of the lire de
^Irtment on Lafayette avenue, and the
lorse will do double-duty?pull the
lose cart to fires and drag the patrol
.vagon out for "drunks." His plans
ire well arranged, and ir put into ef
" ct will enable both the lire and po?
ne departments to render more efil
In order to have a patrol wagon and
;e it to advantage, it is generally
icessary to provide tin electrical call
Estern similar to that used by the fire
epartment in turning in alarms. Thp
ity is too small to go to the expense
1" putting in a new system, but Coun-jj
ilman ford bus devised another
?heme which will answer the purpose,
t is not intended that the patrol wag
n shall be called out every time an
rrest is made. The wagon is to be
set! in hauling "drunks" to the sta
on house who are "dead to the world?
umpletely sewed up." . If a "copper"
low finds a man in this condition he
mst carry him to the jail or hire a
ray and cart him there. Throughout
jie city in nearly every business bouse
Jiere are telephones of either the
Imthcrn Bell or Citizen's Telephone
*id telegraph systems, so that at any
Ime during the day when a "dead
unk" is picked up by a polk-eman be
ay go to the nearest store where
?ere is a telephone, call up the cen?
tal fire station and order the cart. At
Sght it would be difficult to call Tor
Se patrol wagon, as most of the biis
?e?s houses would be closed: but the
guncilman has made provision for this
lergencv. When tin; Citizen's Tele
one and Telegraph Company were
nted a. franchise to operate its sys
in this city the company very
?.jrously offered the city the use of
e 'phones free of charge. The offer
accepted, but at present only two
he 'phones are being used?one at
coittit house and the other at the
tral station?and the remaining
l-e 'phones are to be placed subject
'the council's orders. Mr. Ford pro
,es to make use of these 'phonos by
clng them in sections of the city
ere they can be used by the police
ce at night. The patrol feature will
self sustaining Tt will be necessary
cmplov another man to stay at the
department, and in order to meet
? expense an extra cost, say twenty
> cents will be added to the fine 1m
t'ed on'the man taken to the prison
Ithe vehicle to pay "car" fare It is
ught that the ordinance will mect
h the approval of the majority of
Pa'roliyiH-, It.-bin-' surer brail,
introlman W. T. Ttobins received a
Isage from Stevensville, Va., Sun
? announcing the death of his sister
b). Emma B. Datne. which occurred
Ithat place Saturday night. Mrs.
Ine was Fif, years old and is survived
Iher husband and three children,
died of dropsy._
ten's fine oassirnere suits, worth $!).
at McCo.vib, Hughes & Co. 3.
?HE?'Compound Syrup rthickhnrry R?n*
1"treat cure for Dysentery. Cholera
Jrbiis and Cholera infantum. Save
fr child's life. You can. and yours,
- from these dreaded diseases. Try
f At ail the drdg stores, 25c.
hundred'palrs Ladles' fine ox
Lwortfi" $1 and $1.25, 77 cents at !
' ... - & Co.'s. Jy8-tf.
MUST HAVE FUNDS.
l'rrpuratloun Making- to Entertain the
Another meeting of citizens interest?
ed in the matter of making prepara?
tions to entertain the annual meeting
of the Virginia Firemen's Association
which will be held int his city the lat*
let- part of September took place at the
central station on Lafayette avenua
Considerable time was spent in dis?
cussing various matters, but no impor?
tant business was transacted; in fact,
there was nothing the meeting could
do. as the various committees have
been somewhat derelict In performing
the duties imposed upon them. No
word has been received from the fl
nance committee, and Mr. J. A. Hirsh
berg and Mr. W. Scot; Boyenton were
appointed to "hound" the gentlemen who
are to look after the exchequer. Money
is what is needed, at this time, anil
until there is a considerable sum in
the treasury very little can be done. It
wiH he the duty of the finance commit?
tee' to solicit funds and the members
will canvass the city, going from one
business house to another. It is esti?
mated that it will require about Jl.iiOO
to entertain the visiting firemen. Or
this amount $301) has already been sub
Invitations will be sent nut in a few
days to volunteer organizations in this
and other states, as a resolution was
ailont.ed last night instructing the In?
vitation committee to prepare the in
v:'"ii""? nt mice.
Chief Engineer TV". Iv. Stow. .Tr.. Is
reeeivine; lot tors every day from vari?
ous organizations regarding the con?
vention, and the indication Is that there
" ill In- a Inrge number of "laddies" in
the city during the three davs the asso?
ciation will bo in session.
COMMITTFR ON INVITATION.
Tlv committee, on Invitation or the
r>i;i7ens" executive committee, having
in charge. a,ll t he nrrrtmroment^ for tin*
anro'oachinp" volunteer ffr,->rnon's con?
vention to ho held here in Sentcmber,
???<>? ve?ferdh.v afternoon at 4 o'clock
;.. .1,,. ,.i..v.,r's office for the nnrpow
of deciding upon a plan for Inviting the
\.'..ns state fire organizations.
TV-is enn-o-nitlee consists of Mayor
Most "nd Fire Commissioners Hlrsh
bcrg. Rowboltom and Benson.
SODA FOPSTA INS FIZZ.
I*rn;jKlKtH Permitted to DlKpeuae DrlnkH
on the Subbath.
Soda fountains fizzed all day Sun
d iv. and they will contlnaa to <if>- so
d icing the summer, as it is understood
that Mayor Moss will not enforce the
old blue law. It is said that the police?
men were notified not to spend their
lime watching the drug stores on Sun
da'y where business is done in an open
and frank manner, but to run down
"speakeasies." as they are known to
exist in various sections of the city.
"I observed," said a gentle?
man to a reporter for the Daily Press
Sunday evening, "that some of the best
people in the city drank at the soda
fountains today. Some of these people
are prominent in the church, and so it
looks" as if the .moral sense was that
.VJila'should'be dispensed on the Sab
~b'ath." ' C '' ' ' ? '
A marriage license has been issued
to Mr. Alfred L. Wright and Miss Mag?
gie Atkiss. both of this city.
The Chesapeake & Ohio pay car ar?
rived here yesterday morning. The em?
ployees were paid in gold this month
a? in May.
Mr. W. W. Ballard. formerly of the
Newport News Military Academy, ar?
rived in the city from Norfolk yester?
day afternoon for a short visit to
Battery C expects forty horses, uni?
forms and side arms tomorrow. No
orders have been received to go u> the
Mr. G. B: A. Booker and family, who
have been spending a month at Pen
Mar. I'm., returned home yesterday
Mr. Frank Berkeley, who was com?
pelled to return to Iiis home in Staun?
ten some weeks ago because of sick?
ness, returned to the city Sunday and
resumed Ids position as stenographer
for the lew firm of Boykin & Lett.
Mrs. J. A. Williams will eave for
S;in Francisco, Cat., alx.ut July 2Sth,
where she will make her future home.
Site will be at home. No. 11.. Twenty
eighth street, Thursday evening. July
Hist; from S to lt>. when she will bid
farewell to her friends, or those of her
!::ie husband, before her departure.
Dr. J. It. Cores IcTt yesterday for a
visit to Boston. 1I<- will be absent ten
...iss Denie Taylor is visiting in
Mrs. Sarah G. Barney, who was
called to Baltimore by the illness of
her mother, has returned to the city,
liter parent having entirely recovered.
Mr. Alfred Martin, of Washington,
is the guest of his brother. Mr. Larry
Martin, in North End.
Mrs. B. B. Shealey, of Stafford
county, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Smith, on Twenty-ninth street.
Mr. II. li. Mason, who has been vis?
aing Iiis sister. Mrs. Robert Freeman,
on Washington avenue, returned to his
home in Baltimore Sunday night.
A large number of people from New?
port News and Norfolk went to his?
toric Jamestown Sunday on the
steamer Rocahonlas. Some of the ex?
cursionists brought back relics from
the site id' the first permanent Eng?
lish settlement in the United Slates.
The Methodists of Warwick county
held an all day meeting Sunday at
Warwick Chapel, about two miles from
Bee Hall. Rev. Mr. Latham, of Wil?
liamsburg, conducted the services and
dinner was served to those present. A
number of people from this city were
Attorney A. C. Ashby has withdrawn
from the law firm of Biekford.& Stuart
and opened an office in the First Na?
tional Bank building.
Sever*! visiting clergymen conduct?
ed services in"the city Sunday. Rev. W.
I'. Hines. of Norfolk, officiated at the
First Baptist ch'.srch. At the Second
Baptist church Rev. J. W. Guy con?
ducted the morning and evening serv?
ices, and Rev. P.. P. Pruning, a mis?
sionary' to Japan, occupied the pulpit
at the First Presbyterian church at the
The trolley party given to Buckroe
Beach last night by the Harmony Hose
Company of East End. was well pat?
ronized and a most enjoyable evening
was spent at the delightful resort.
Will Come Up Thursday.
The case of the Commonwealth vs.
L. M. Sturgis, indicted for forgery and
embezzlement, hast been set for hear?
ing on Thursday. ?
Both sides are getting ready to go
into the trial. Commonwealth's Attor?
ney J. K. M. Newton is having sum?
mons issued for his witnesses, and At?
torney A. C. Garret t, who, with Judge
Burroughs, of Norfolk, will .represent
Sturgis, are also preparing for the trial.
Remember the Glope clearing sale of
clothing. i Julyl-tJ
SENECA AT OLD POINT
She Arrives with Sick and
NOT ALLOWED TO LAND
Oiiiira.it in.; Olllcrrg Kt(nsr to Permit the
Men to Come Ashore, Though No
CuseH of Yellow Fever
Have Develop, d.
The steamship Seneca, now in the
service of the United States as a trans?
port, arrived at Old Point Comfort yes
leiday afternoon from Siboney, Cuba,
having' on board ninety-nine officers
and men who are either sick or wound?
ed. Dr. W. J. Petlus. the United States
quarantine officer at Old Point, board?
ed tile ship on her arrival and was
soon convinced that there were too
many ugly cases of sickness aboard to
permit the surgeon in charge to land
his men. On coming ashore from the
quarantine ship Jamestown, where he
made a change of clothing. Dr. Pet?
als stated that there are no developed
eases of yellow fifc.;r aboard, but. ty?
phoid and malaria prevails In a num?
ber of cases. He deemed it only prop?
er, in view of the fact that the Sene?
ca sailed from Siboney several days
after the fever broke out there, to pre?
vent the landing of the men at Fort
Monroe, where 49G sick and wounded
are in the hospital. Dr. Peltus also
stated that in his opinion tin- Seheea
should not be permitted to unload her
wounded farther south than New York,
where the colder weather will better
suit the fever eases aboard.
Although Dr. Pettus denies that yel?
low fever exists aboard the ship, it is
stated on high medical authority that
there are three suspicious eases of fe?
ver aboard. The surgeon in chief of
tlie soldiers telegraphed to Washing?
ton last night for instructions and mo?
mentarily expects to receive orders to
proceed to New York. The following
is the list of officers aboard the Sen?
eca, the list of non-commissioned offi?
cers and privates not being available:
Colonel J. J. Van Horn. Lieutenant
Colonel H. C .Egbert. Major A. \Y.
Cortlss, Major F. G. Southmayd, Cap?
tain W. J. Joyce. Captain William
Wright, Captain Dowdy. Captain
English, Lieutenants E. H. Martin, T.
W. Hall. Lawless, Gross, Byrum, Bun
dy and Seyburn.
Dr. A- C. Jones. Quarantine officer at
this port, wenn? Old Point yesterday
afternoon and. in the capacity of a
state official, protested to Dr. Pettus,
the United states quarantine officer,
against the landing of more sick and
wounded soldiers at Fort Monroe, on
account of the danB?r^from <yel!cw fe-v
ver." Dr. Pettus was thoroughly in ac?
cord with Dr. Jones in the matter, and
when the Seneca came in a short time
later promptly declined to allow the
unfortunate soldiers to be brought
THE YANKEE SAILS.
The United States auxiliary cruiser
Yankee, formerly the Morgan Liner Fl
Norte, which was built by the Newport
New s Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
pany in 1S91. sailed from Hampton
Roads Sunday afternoon at 3: ltd
o'clock en route for some point eajt ot
Cuba, where it is understood Com?
mander Brownson, in command of the
cruiser, will report to Commodore Wat?
son and formally have his ship at?
tached to the Eastern squadron.
It was at first believed that the Yan?
kee would convoy the eight colliers in
these waters to Commodore Watson's
squadron, but now it is believed that
this duty will fall to the protected
cruiser Minneapolis. Captain Jewell,
which is still anchored off the ship?
There are ?ow anchored off the
Chamberlaiff'arid Hygeia Hotels at Old
Point the following colliers: Abarenda.
Alexander. Justin, Cassius and Leon
idas, all heavily laden with coal.
The Ceasar. which has been at the
shipyard since Friday, sailed yester?
day for Old Point.
The Sterling and Scindla. which have
been repairing at the navy yard. will,
it is understood, drop down to Old
Point this morning, loaded to their
At noon today there will be col?
lected off of Old Point a licet of eight
colliers, whose total cargoes will aggre?
gate 2?.000 tons of coal.
These-are the colliers selected to go
with Commodore Watson to Spain and
they are ready to sail as soon as they
get a. convoy.
JOURNAL YACHT ARRIVES.
Sylvia, one of the New York Jour?
nal's yachts, which is being used as a
dispatch boat in Cuban waters, arrived
at Old Point late Sunday afternoon,
having on board Mr. W. R. Hearst,
?proprietor of the paper, who hud been
at Santiago reporting the naval and
land battles with the Spaniards.
As soon as the vessel arrived in
Hampton Roads and dropped anchor
Quarantine Officer W. J. Pettus went
aboard and informed Mr. Hearst and
the party of ladies and gentlemen
aboard^thnt they would have to comply
with the quarantine law. Upon learn?
ing this Mr. Hearst decided to continue
his voyage to New York and his ship
put to sea Sunday evening at 7 o'clock.
A British flag Aviated from the mast of
TROOPS EXPECTED TUTS WEEK.
The Fourth Regiment of volunteers
u... not arrive here yesterday.as was
expected, it is not known when the
soldiers will reach the city, but ar
'rp.ngcments are being made for feeding
several thousand troops and it is
thought that the Fourth Regiment, to?
gether with regiments from Camp Al
ger, will come here some time this
week to embark for Porto Kico.
The following regiments, it is paid,
will embark from this city, unless the
war is soon brought to a close:
Second Brigade?Third Illinois.
Fourth Pennsylvania, and Fourth Ohio,
commanded by Brigadier General Har?
Third Brigade?First and Third Ken?
tucky and Fifth Illinois, commanding
Brigadier to be supplied.
Second Division, First Brigade?
Thirty-first Michigan, Sixteenth Indi?
ana, and First Georgia, commanding
Brigadier to be supplied.
Second Brigade?Sixth Ohio, Hun?
dred and Fifty-eighth Indiana, First
West Virginia, commanding Brigadier
to be supplied.
Third Brigade?Second Ohio, First
Pennsylvania, and Fourteenth Minne?
sota, Brigadier General Bossier, com?
Third Division, First Brigade
Twelfth Minnesota., First South Caro?
lina and Fifth Pennsylvania, Brigadier
General John A. Wiley, commanding.
Second Brigade?Eighth Massachu
sf Us, Twenty-first Kansas, and Twelf
th New York, commanding Brigadier
to be supplied,
Third Brigade?Ninth Pennsylvania,
Second Missouri, aid First .Jew Hamp?
shire. Brigadier General Andrews,
WILL BE BROUGHT HERE.
The steamer Northampton, of the
Old Dominion Bine, which was burned
to the water's edge at Norfolk.Satur?
day, will probably be towed to the
shipyard here in order to have a sur?
The Northampton had but recently
returned from New York, where she
had been thoroughly overhauled, and
was one of the best known steamers
in this section, having carried many
an excursion party to the Capes and up
She was built in June. ISxo, and took
the plaee of the old N. P. Banks. Htr
orglnal commander was captain P. Mc
Carrick. who. after his death some
years ago, was succeeded by First
Mate Trower. When Captain TrcKver
died. Mate Hartley was put in charge.
Captain Southgate succeeded Captain
iiarney. who was transferred to the
If the cost of repairs dots not. ex?
ceed lu-r value it is likely the North?
ampton will go on the line again.
NEW M. & M. STEAMSHIP.
The Harlan ,? Hollingsworth Com?
pany has received the contract to build
another huge steamship for the Merch?
ants and Miners transportation Com?
pany, which operates regularly from
Excepting in length. iL will be simi
lar to the Howard. Fairfax and Junia
f.i. ot the same line.
The new steamer will hi- 271 reel long.
?Ii' feet wide ami 34 feet dee)). The hull
will be iron and constructed on line
lines. ? -t
There will be four 'leeks and part of
another cd' iron. The main deck will
ho paved with lit.- brick. The cabin
will he lun reet long.
This steamship, which will be hand?
somely lifted up. is to have a speed of
11111? teen miles a ti hour.
PANAMA SAILS FOR SANTIAGO.
The repair ship Panama, the first
prize ship taken by the United Slates
navy in the present war and now one
of the ships of the quartermaster's de?
partment! sailed out of Hampton
Roads Sunday morning at 3 o'clock,
en route to the fallen Spanish city.
The ship carries 2l)0 colored immune
taborers, who will assist in repairing
the docks ami piers at. Santiago.
The vessel is especially lilted out foi?
ling kind of work.
FKO.il CAMP CL'KA I.I HUE.
Captain P. Khnrnton Mary? Taken to a
H os pi i ul Tor Treat in en t.
Camp Cuba Libre,
Jacksonville. Fla., July 1C.
Several members of the Huntington
Rifles are on the sick list. Captain P.
Thornton Marye is indisposed and has
been taken to a hospital in the city.
He is threatened with typhoid fever.
Privates Blanton and Eggleston, who
have been dangerously Ul, are nearly,
.-well ar.*fc will- report *ftji~duty"far .'^row*
days. Private Eggleston, it will be re?
membered, suffered an attack of ap?
pendicitis and in order to save his life
it was necessary to perform an opera?
tion on him.
The T. M. C. A. deserve praise for
the work it is doing among the men,
administering to the spiritual as well
as the physical needs of the soldiers.
The Fiftieth Iowa regiment base ball
team, which is considered the cham?
pion nine of the seventh corps, was de?
feated by the Fourth Virginia regi?
ment club this afternoon by a score of
4 to 2.
Governor Tanner, of Illinois. was
present at the review today and he
complimented the corps, saying it was
the finest looking body ol men he had
seen at any of the camps.
Polle? ?'..u rt.
Justice K. s. Robinson disposed of
the following cases in the Police Court
yesterday: * -
George 1-1. Cooper, disturbing pub?
lic worship: fined $100 and costs: sen?
tenced to serve three months in jail
and required to give bond in the sum
of $200 for six months.
Patrick Shorts, disorderly conduct:
fined $3 and costs.
George Bentley. disorderly conduct;
fined $3 and costs.
F.d. Wylic. alias "Hot Member."
drunk and disorderly; lined $2 and
Pinkey Delbridge. disorderly con?
Alice Ttowlott. fighting; case contin?
ued until July 20 and prisoner recog?
nized to appear at that time.
Fred O. Kipper, violating Sunday
law: fined $2 and costs. Anpealed.
F. C. Edwards, violating Sunuav law:
fined $2 and costs. Anpealed to the
Corporation Court. Released on bond
ch-en in the sum of $;.".
H. H. Pearson petty larceny; contin?
ued until Friday at 7:n0 P. M.
In the Corporation Court yesterday
the following business was transacted.:
Marv E. Banks qualified as adminis?
tratrix nf the estate of John H. Hill
(colored), deceased, giving a bond of
Naturalization papers were granted
William Conley, a native of Ireland.
H'lli Return Tliiireihiy.
Mr. H. W. Honan, son of M. Honan.
the contractor who will put in the new
system of sewerage, will return to
the city on Thursday and will then
make active preparations for breaking
ground for the work.
While in the city last week Mr. Ho
non gave ou: th? contract for erecting
temporary buildings and stables for
his men and horses, and these are now
going up at a rapid rate. They will be
completed this week. They are loca?
ted near Madison avenue, back of Orr
The whole plant will be in the city
by the time Mr. Honan arrives.
I'.ar-on Out of .loll.
II. II. Pearson, a well known ehar
acleer about town, who was arrested
Saturday afternoon on the charge of
stealing a gold watch belonging to
Miss May Decker, was released yester?
day morning by Justice Robinson on
his recognizance for his appearance in
court Friday morning. Pearson denies
BIG FIRE, IN SITNDERLAND.
LONDON. July 18.?A fire that broke
'out in Sunderlnnd al the mouth of
?Wear tonight has already destroyed 30
business buildings in three of the prin?
cipal streets. The flames are not yet
Big half-price sale of men's pants
at McComb. Hughes & Co., 2f.2 Twenty
eighth street. jyS-tf.
TANGTERS. July in.?United States
Consul Partridge has started on his
way home. His mission is not known.
Put money in thy purse by taking
In the Globe clearing sale of clothing.
The Porto Rican Expedition
MILES SAILS FROM CUBA
Army of 30.IMMJ Men to IClnl.a rk S..
Ov. rnlittlmli.K tore.- to be l hrou
Upou the lalniicl. Short CHtu*
WASHINGTON, July IS.?After three
.lays consultation between the Presi?
dent, .Secretary Alger and General
Brooke, during which there was fre?
quent communication with General
Miles at' Siboney, -the details of the
Porto Kican expedition were perfected
and tile expedition Itself was gotten
under way. General Miles with some
I artillery and troops sailed today for
rto Rico on the converted cruiser
le. to be followed quickly by an army
about 30.000 men. Then; are some
, notable differences in the plan for this
expedition, and feir the stalely naval
pageant that sailed away from Tampa
under General Shaffer's command to
tck Santiago. First, there will be
practically no navy convoys; the navy
department has-declared that they are
I unnecessary; that there is not a Span?
ish warship in the West Indies that
e trust its boat out of port. In the
und place the expedition does not
(start from one point, but will be divi?
ded among several ports, thus prevent
in" tile tremendous congestion that was
encountered at Tarnt? in t lie effort ?.
start the big Heel. Lastly, there will
I be no effort made to get the ships away
og.-ther, but the transports will be al
j lowed to lind their own way to their
destination without concerted move?
ments. General Miles leads the way. He
had been promised he the President
that he should go to Porto Bieo. and
the promise was redeemed today when
the Vale headed tmlav from Siboney for
Porto P.ieo. SO0 miles distant. General
Brooke will be the senior officer In
[ Miles' command, and upon him will fall
tie- responsibility of execution of the
details of his superior's plans. It Is
estimated that General Miles should ar?
rive by Wednesday night at the point
selected Tor the lauding. and will at
1 once hoist the American flag over
i Porto Rican soil. The point chosen for
?the landing is kepi secret, as the gene
I ral will land before the full body of the
expedition is at hand, and It Is conse?
quently not desirable that the enemy
I should be able to assemble a superior
force to meet him. The distance from
I Charleston, where the first body of
troops for Miles' expedition was to
start today, is more than double the
distance from Santiago to Porto Rico,
-an...that- the-transports which will sail
from the former city can scarcely reach
General Miles before the early part
of next week. These Charleston troops
are the First Brigade of the First Di?
vision of the First Army corps, and are
commanded by Brigadier General Reo.
IT. Ernst. The brigade comprises the
Second Wisconsin. Third Wisconsin and
Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments.
The purpose of Secretary Alger is to |
make the Porto Riean campaign a short
one. An overwhelming force will be
thrown upon the Island, and it is pos?
sible that a bloodless victory will be
achieved when the Spaniards become
convinced that they have no reasonable
chance to resist successfully.
The expedition is to comprise 30.000
men at the start, and it will be swelled
soon to 40.000 and If necessary to 70.000
men. the equipment of the volunteer
forces having now progressed so well
as to warrant the statement that that
number can be ready for service in Por?
to Rico within a very short time. The
entire body of troops at Tampa will b<
taken, numbering about 13.000 men. and
including a. lot of heavy nrtillerv undo
command of General Rods-era. The ex
neditlon will be particularly sfrong (
with artillery as soon of that at San?
tiago commanded by Genera! Randolph
is to be drawn upon. The Tampa
troops are known as the fourth corps,
under Major General Coppinger, com?
prising the second division under Brig?
adier General Simon Snyder. and made
up of the first brigade. Brigadier Gen?
eral Schwan. Eleventh and Nineteenth
United States infantry: second brigade
Brigadier General Carpenter. Second
New York and Fifth Maryland: third
brigade. One-hundred and Fifty-sev?
enth Indiana, Third Pennsylvania and
First Ohio. 'Brigadier General Hale
third division. Brigadier General Kline^
commanding first brigade. Col. C. L.
Kennan. Fifth Ohio, First Florida and
Thirty-second Michigan: second bri?
gade. Brigadier General Lincoln, Six?
ty-ninth New York, Third Ohio and
Second Georgia; the provisional caval?
ry brigade. Colonel Noyes. Fifth United
States, and detachments of the First.
Second, Third. Sixth and Tenth United
States cavalry, and eight troops of
rough riders: artillery brigade. General
Randolph, two light and two ten heavy
batteries. It is posible that all of the
cavalry will not be called upon.
General Brooke will take with him to
Chickamauga Park most of the
first and second brigades of his army
corps, the first?these are (in addition
to General Ernst's brigade at Charles?
ton) the second brigade, first division.
General Haines. Fourth Ohio. Third Il?
linois and Fourth Pennsylvania; third
bricade. Col. J. S. Culver. First Ken?
tucky, Third Kentucky. Fifth Illinois;
second division. Colonel J. S. Polland,
commanding: first brigade. Brigadier
General C. T. Roc, Thirty-first Michi?
gan, First Georgia, One-hundred and
Sixtieth Indiana: second brigade. Gen?
eral McKee. Sixth Ohio. One-hundred
and Fifty-eighth Indiana. First West ]
Vircinia: third bri/rade. Rrisr.adier Gen?
eral Resser. Second Ohio, First Penn?
sylvania. Fourteenth Minnesota.
The part which the navy is to take
in the assault against Porto Rico has
been fully matured. The several trans
nort fleets will have with them one or
l\vo auxiliary craft carrying strong
secondary batteries of six or eight
pounders. Secretary Lontr said this
.fternoon that no lime had been fixed
for the departure of Admiral Sampson's
feet for San Juan, As to the navy'r
elans he would only say that they
would co-operate in every wny with the
?invements or the army. The reports
that throe monitors were on their
from Kev West to Knn Juan was ohar
PCt?r'*?d by the secretary as unauthor?
ised It is the general understanding,
however, that the nnvv will rely m.iin
Iv on armored ships for the bombard?
ment of San Juan, as the loir battle
shins and monitors afford the her'
means of offensive warfare, while thci
'Tinor belts protect them from such
fire as the San Juan ha l torlos can bring
ti bear The fortifications there are
-mch HVo those at Santiago. with a
Mnrrn Cn = Ue at the entrance of the
'??arbor and a number of lesser fort'floa
'lons leadln-up to tne city. These,
however are viewed with less awe
"l-noo an evamlnation of the Movro hnt
terles at Santiago has shown them to be
antiquated and capable of little effect
I ive resistance.
I Thu movement of the ships from San?
tiago to their new lieliis of action wilx
, begin at once, und it is probable that
j some of Admiral Sampson's ships were
j detached today and proceeded with
I General Miles' first expedition toward
; Porto Rico. They will be needed to
cover the debarkation of the troops on
Porto Klean soil. The others will fol?
low as soon as the full army expedition
is ready to make a landing, when the
attack will begin simultaneously from
land and sea.
Secretary Long said today that no ap?
prehension whatever existed over the
Spanish threat that the Camara squad
ton would he divided, a part of the
j ships coming to this side to attack
American seaport cities. Tills is looked
upon as a sheer bluff, and it will not
have th.' effect of changing any of the
navy plans or of withdrawing any ships
for patrol duty service on the Atlantic
coast. Should the Spanish threat be
made good ships more than a match
for Camara's vessels would be availa?
ble ar any Atlantic coast port on short
No time has been set for the depar?
ture of Commodore Watson's squadron
for Spain, although this move. also, is
drawing rapidly near. Secretary Long
I said today that the reported new list
of the ships of the squadron were In?
accurate, as the list had not been final?
ly made up.
It has been decided that none of the
troops that participated In the actual
fighting before Santiago shall be ern
nloyed on the Porto Rico expedition.
There are two reasons for this, first
the men have suffered severely from
hardships, the climate and from fevers
and arc entitled to a rest: second, it Is
deemed to be very bad practice to allow
the soldiers who have been exposed
to yellow fever, to be brought in con?
tact with those fresh from the Uni?
ted States. There Is also still another
n ason. a purely military one. Ten
thousand Spanish troops are at Hbl
guin. Manzanillo and other points
within striking distance or Santiago,
and might not lose an opportunity to
recover the ground lost at Santiago if
the place were left insufficiently pro?
tected. Therefore. Shaffer's entire ar?
my i.? to be kept on guard on the high
hills in the rear of the town until the
men have stamped out the yellow fe?
ver. Then they will take a turn at the
Spaniards if they can be found, and it
may be that Shafter's march will end
at Havana. He will work as far from
i';s base as possible after his army is
thoroughly refreshed, hunting the ene?
my wherever they are liable to be
OFF FOR PORTO RICO.
Vanguard or the Expedition Starts
( By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, duly IS?Secretary
Algol', as he left the White House at
midnight, announced that the van?
guard of the Porto Rican expedition
had started from Cuba.
Orders were sent out today to General
Miles by Secretary Alger and to Ad?
miral Sampson by Secretary Long 'to
start for Porto Rico as soon as possi?
ble. The Yale, carrying General Miles
and a part of the expedition, and other
transports "carrying the remainder of
the troops of General Shafter's com?
mand, destined for Porto Rico, will
proceed to the landing place agreed
upon under convoy of Admiral Samp?
son's vessels. Upon their arrival a
landing will be effected uniTer the guns
of [he warships.
La i ge forces will be hurried to Porto
Rico from the United States. The
troops at Charleston, which have been
ready to leave for several days, are un?
der orders to leave late tonight or ear?
ly tomorrow. Unless delays that are
not now expected should occur, all of
the troops at Charleston will have em?
barked before sundown tomorrow.
The regular troops now at Tampa
will be hurried to Porto Rico as rap?
idly as ships can carry them. It is the
expectation of the secretary of war
that, within ten days, 40.0U0 American
troops will boon Porto Rican soil.
CARLISTS READY TO ACT.
Secretary Buying Arms -and Ammuni?
tion for it Revolution.
LONDON, duly 19.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Daily Mail says:
"It is well known here that for
some time past the Carlists have been
secretly placing stores, arms and am?
munition in many of the smaller towns
along the French side of the frontier.
"When the signal for a Carlist rising
is given the taking of tjiese supplies
and munitions of war across the fron?
tier will occupy at tlie meist a single
night, as the men are ready and know
where they must, go to receive arms
"Tin- government has increased
measures of precaution to nip In the
bud any attempt of the kind.
"1 have also information that the
Republicans, especially those of "Va?
lencia and Andalusia, are buyipg arms.
General Weyler is reported to be in
communication ' with both the Carlists
ami the Republicans.
"El Imparcial accuses President Mc?
Kinley of deliberately prolonging the
war in order to carry it into Spain, to
enable England In the final settlement
to derive territorial advantages at Gib?
raltar or in the Canaries.'
THE IRENE INCIDENT.
British Captain Makes a Signiflcent
Reply to the German Admiral.
LONDON. July Ifi.?The Hong Kong
correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
"United States Consul AVildman in?
forms nie that as the German cruiser
Irene was passing *?> id voles, off Ma?
nila, the other day. the United States
gunboat Hugh MCCullough was sent
after In r to ask her to stop. As the
Irene refused to obey a shell was sent
across lu r bow ami a small boat went
to rrrs'(ToVcr what she was Suing. The
German ir^rrfrval protested and insisted
that German ships had a right to enter
the harbor without being searched, a
claim which Admiral Dewey declined
"It is reported that Admiral Von
Diedriches, who is in command of the
German squadron at Manila, interviw
ed Captain Chieheslor, of the British
cruiser Immortallte, as to what he
would do if the Germans interferred
with the bombardment of Manila.
Captain Chicheser replied hat only Au
miral Dewey himself knew that."
T>o you know that clothing Is now
being sold at half value In the clearing
sale now in progress at the Qlobe.
Ladles' tan shoes 79 cents at McComb.
Hughes & Co., 252 Twenty-eighth strat
Organdies, dimities, etc., that were
12 1-2 and 15 cents, now 7 1-2 cents at
McComb. Hughes & Co.'a, 252 Twenty
eight h street. Jy 8-tf.
Just arrived?New wagon for pic?
nics. Can be found at Rouse's stables.
2I14-236 Twenty-fifth street. New and
old phone No. 51. Jyl9-lw.
Conmodore Schiey Enters
in a Launch.
SCENES ABOUT THE CITY
Captain Cook Certalu That the Infant?
Maria T.-reaa Will Bo Sttveu
and Form an Addition to
Circle Sam't Navy.
(C pyright, 1S9S. by Associated Press.)
UNDER MOKUO CASTLE, HAR?
BOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA. July
17. S P. M.. via Playa del Este, Prov?
ince of Santiago de Cuba, July 17.?
(Delayed in transmission.)?At exactly
;i o'clock this morning the Spanish flag
was lowered from the staff crowning'
the heights upon which battered Morro
i astle spreads half way. The ceremo?
ny attesting the defunct sovereignty of
Spain in this part of the world was
witnessed ley a few Spanish and Amer?
ican troops on shore, by the Brooklyn,
New York. Vixen and Vesuvius, lying
within a few hundred yards of the har?
bor entrance. Almost immediately af?
ter the (lag was hauled down steam
launches commanded by Lieutenants
Hobson and Palmer entered the har?
bor, penetrating as far as the firing
stations of the submarine mines. These
mines were judged to be not so for?
midable as expected and later in the
afternoon they were all exploded under
the supervision of the Vixen. It was
seen that two mines had been exploded
at the time of the entrance of theMerri
mac Into the channel of Santiago har?
bor, but it is not thought probable that
either of them had anything to do with
the sinking of the craft. Six or seven
line steamers in the harbor fell as
prizes of the army and navy.
The Spanish gunboat Alvarez had al?
ready been taken possession of by a
prize crew from the New York. The
other vessels lie at the other end of the
harbor at Santiago proper.
Soon after noon Commodore Schiey,
with Captain Cook, of the Brooklyn,
Lieutenant J. H. Sears-, the flag lieu?
tenant; Lieutenant B. W. Wells, the
flag secretary, and three invited cor?
respondents of the Associated Press,
went into the harbor on a steam
launch, which moved slowly In order
to make close observation of the Span?
ish forts and batteries.
Every one expressed satisfaction at
the fact that Morro Castle was not
demolished by the bombardment, Cap?
tain Cook saying: "We need El Morro
as an object. lesson and America la
rather shy oh ruins, anyhow."
The old fort stands on the bluff, ter?
race fashion. From the water's edge
to the brow beeting cliff there are
huge caves formed' by the action of
the waves and round the base and In
the superstructure are not a few caves
made by the enemy's projectiles. It
would appear, however, that only one
bastion was knocked to pieces, while
the queer little sentry boxes, dating
back to the sixteenth century, escaped
Morro Castle is the only Imposing
fortification In the harbor and it la
only so in appearance, since not a gun
Is mounted within or on the crumbled
walls. In fact all the batteries, mask?
ed and open, dwindled in their terror
inspiring qualities as the inspection
grew closer. Crowning the hill on the
west side of the entrance were the fa?
mous 6-inch rapid fire guns from the
Spanish cruiser Relna Mercedes. These
were ugly-looking and dangerous,
while below on brick foundations on
the western shore of the entrance were
some revolving guns. These were the
ones which poured such a bitter fire
into the Merrimac.
Directly east of Morro Castle, on the
crest of the plateau-like cliff, were Six
big guns, one or two of which were dis?
The Estrella battery and a small
neighbor further in showed no guns,
while the famous Cayo Smith filled the
islet with blue, white and yellow
houses, situated in groves of flowering
trees, some of the buildings looking as
if they had been the resorts of pleas?
ure seekers in happier times. Others
were humble enough in appearance for
fishermen's houses. All were deserted
and. strange to say, not one. apparent?
ly, hatl been touched by a hostile pro?
On the inside of the slope and hill to
the westward some hastily construct?
ed, but very comforting casemates
were seen, Into which the Spanish gun?
ners were wont to retire when our
ships opened fire. When the firing
ceased the gunners only had a few
steps to climb to their 6-inch rapid fire
guns which almost always fired a few
spiteful farewell shots.
At. Punta Gorda there were two 4
inch guns, one above the other, neither
protected by even sand or earth. These
commanded the harbor entrance pret?
ty well, but they could have been si?
lenced by one well directed heavy
Commodore Schiey has over and
over expressed the belief that our fleet
could probably have entered the har?
bor without the loss of a single ship.
The mines might have stopped Ingress
by sinking the leading ship. But this
is the chance of war and not so grave
as many taken during the civil strife
nor as serious as would have been the
situation had there been good batter?
ies, properly "manned, in .the harbor.
Commodore Schley's party first
steamed around the wreck of the Reina.
Mercedes, which lies with her b)\v
pointed toward the city. She had a
list to starboard ami rested on a reef
near the foot of Morro cliff. The cruis?
er was sunk to the upper deck, on
which one ti-inch gun remained. One
torpedo tube was loaded and the aux?
iliary battery seemed in place. Evi?
dently the crew of the Reina Mercedes
left her in a hurry. This is less to be
wondered at when it is noted that
there were great gaps In her side*,
showing where two 12 and two 13-inch
shells had struck her.
The sea washed gently through the
after part of the cruiser, which was
deearoted in old fashioned style, and
the wind fluttered a red silk curtain,
which could be plainly seen over an
inner door, as the launch steamed by.
About 600 yards ahead of the Reina
Mercedes and almost in line with her
was the wreck of the Merrimac lying
in fully six fathoms of water on the
verge of the channel.
Had not the current swung the
doomed ship alongside Instead of
ithwart the channel, the latter would
have been well blocked. When Assis?
tant Naval Constructor Hobson took
the collier Into the harbor he was hunt?
ing for a four fathom spot and only
missed it by a few yards.
At the firing station on the west side,
which Commodore Schiey Inspected In
(Continued on Fourth Pace.)