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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1898.
PDf PI? SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS ,
? tVAV.'ll) ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
OM THE WATER FRONT
Ohio and Illinois Regiments
* Camp Near the Wharf
TO EMBARK AT DAYLIGHT
PeuuRylvaula 1 ro<i|? on Hoard the City of
Washington ?ml Seilten lteaily to
Suit fur Porto Klcii. TiroTniuui
of Cavalry tu lie Left.
Contrary to expectations and much
to the disappointment 01 the troops,
from General -Haines down to the
humblest urivate. the Second Brigade,
First Army Corps, General Brooke
commanding, did not start for Porto
The expedition is now three days be?
hind the lime scheduled for it to de?
part, but the delay seems to have b en
unavoidable. It was impossible t.. get
all the supplies, baggage and animals
on board the transports in time for the '
troops to sail at an earlier date, though
every elt'orl was exerted to that end.
Up until H o'clock last night it was
thought the troops would embark, and
early yesterday afternoon the Ihres
reg.ments composing the brigade and
the two troops of cavalry from New
York broke tamp above the shipyard
and mo', e.l down to the wharf.
The Ohio regiment, in command of
Colonel Coit, was the first to leave the
camp and it moved to the Casino 1
grounds. Nexi came the T'niid Illinois
regiment, Colonel Bennett, which
marched to the vacant lot opposite the
Chesapeake & Ohio depot. These two
regiments will be taken to Porto Rico
on the auxiliary cruisers St. Paul and
Et. I-opis and will be transferred to Old
Point, on lighters. The first battalion
ot the Illinois regiment was on board
lighters when the orders vyei-e~couiiter
iTTatided and they came ashora.
Th.; Fourth Pennsylvania regiment,
Cohmcl Case, was assigned to the
transports City of Wiiishingtrin and
Seneca. These transports were ready
for the troops to embark and they went
aboard last night, six companies 0:1 the
Seneca atid the same number on the
City -of Washington. The lour batter?
ies of light artillery ordered hole from
Chiokamaiiga als... ombnrkal. going on
the Rounmnin. bill the two ball res at
Camp Warburton?TlaiLsry A and nai?
lery C?are still at the camp, and it I.
not probable that they will go with this
expedition. The three troops of caval?
ry from Pennsylvania did not break
camp yesterday, as they cannot be ac?
commodated on this expedition ai d \yiU
have to await the arrival of Geherai
Fred Grant's brigade from Chicliamau
ga. which is expected to reach this city
Last night the I w o regiments and
troops of New York cavalry blvouaced
on t'iie v.'aicr froiil. The Fourth Ohio
went into camp on the Casino grounds,
the Third Illinois ..11 the I d near the
depot and the cavalry on a'plot of land
1)1 front of Hotel Warwick. "Hog''
tents wen pitched, bu.t 111 camp lines
burned, as sandwiches were served to
file men. General Brooke and his staff
Spent the night at Hotel Warwick in
sight <d' the troops.
The work of getting the transports
ready will he completed by dayiigllt
this mopiing and the embarkation will
pegin Immediately after moss. General
Brooke and bis staff will leave for tibi
point c >iiii..rt after breakfast and go
aboard tin- auxiliary cruisei si ],oujs,
OEN, BROOKE SKKENA1) EH.
General Brooke was serenaded lost
night by the Fourth Ohio regimental
band at Hotel Warwick. Afler the ser?
enade the baud returned to the Casino
grounds and gave an open air concert,
jUijch was enjoyed by tla- throng of
ladies and gentlemen 1.11 the beach.
Among I be select ion:-, played was
"Dixie" and the che. ring for a while
drowned the strains of music, but the
lipplause was no louder than that
which burst like a storm cloud when
the band struck up the ' Star Spangled
CK( >WHS ON THE STREETS.
Thousands of people turned out yes?
terday to see the troops off for Porto
Rico and as the regiments moved from
the camp to (he wharf they were cheer?
ed to tlie echo, Whenever a halt was
made ladies rushed out of their houses
carrying baskets of fruit which they
distributed among the soldier.-. It
seemed as if the people could not do to.)
much for General Haines' brigade,
which is an orderly and well disposed
body of men. Frequently when a
straggling soldier was seen on tin
streets lie was culled in and (riven a
"square" meal. The "boys in blue" ap?
preciated the attention shown them
and it seemed as if they could not say
enough in praise of Newport News.
AT Till': DOCK.
Many people saw tic Pennsylvania
troops go aboard the transport C.ty of
Washington last evening. It was. just
6 o'clock as she cnsl'off her hawser and
was lowed by a C. & O. tug into the
stream. The Seneca, which was to re?
ceive half the Pennsylvania regiment,
immediately took the place left vacant
at tile pier by the departure of the City
of Washington and the work of the
embarkation of the troops on board her
went briskly on.
' The' Massachusetts lay next lo the
City of Washington, nearer tlie head
of fhe pier. At the hour the latter sail?
ed horses and mules were being loaded
on the former ship. The horses were
driven over a gang-plank. while the
mules were hoisted from the pier over
thg ship's side and down to her second
deck. Tlie sight was an interesting one
and was eagerly watched by the great
number of ladies and other spectators
who crowded the dock.
Outside the dock gates the scene was
equally as animated as it was within.
Mule*, mules, mules, mules, chained In
gangs of fours and held by drivers, fill?
ed the street?so many in all thai one
unaccustomed to such a sight could
W('ll imagine that Uncle Sam's farm
was worked only by mules and not by
horses. Yet a look further, as one saw
the numerous charges belonging to the
various cavalry troops centered fit this
point, disabused him at once of that
. idea, and the Spectator was impressed
by his observation with the though'
. that there is noylearth in the supply of
horseflesh consequent on our war with
1 Spain. S,
TROOPS 1\ND SHTPS.
Superintendent SCfarkcr ' yesterday
gave a reporter the exact figures which
-..represent the fuli strength of the expe
dition that will sail from here this
; morning. The six ships will take, in
? ?Uddition to the men. horses and equip
- 'age, about 400 car loads of subsistence.
The expedition Is divided among the
[?::. Ve3?ela A3 follows:
. : Cruiser. St. Loui&r-Firs't Army-Corps
v headquarters, Major <3?nerai? Brooke
and staff of fifteen officers: Third Uli- I
nois Regiment, 46 officers and 1.193 '
nuen: equipage, baggage and supplies
for regiment. j
Cruiser St. Paul?Fourth Ohio Reg:- ;
ment. 44 officers and, 1.211 men: 9 men ;
from brigade headquarters: 13 horses; ;
camp equipage and baggage for regt- I
tni nt. I
Transport City of Washington?
Twenty-three officers and 612 men of [
the Fdurth Pennsylvania Regiment;
Transport Seneca?Twenty-four offi?
cers and fill men of Fourth Pennsylva?
nia: camp equipage left over by other
Roumanian?Four batteries of artil?
lery?A. Illinois: Twenty-seventh In?
diana: B. Pennsylvania, and A. Mis?
souri?19 officers, 700 men, 319 horses. 72 i
nudes. IS wagons, 16 cannon. r. dyna?
mite guns, 16 caissons. 60.0110 pounds of ?
freight, 4 battery wagons, 62 regiment- I
al horses. 3 car loads ammunition, 21
wagons for hospital and ambulances:
12" wagons for corps headquarters; D
wagons for headquarters guaid. IS
wagons for signal corps.
Massachusetts?Corps and brigade
ambulance corps. 13 officers. 260 men.
CS horses, Iis mules,40,000 pound equi; -
ago: headquarters guard. 13 oft)curs; 124
men. 70 horses. 26 mules. 16.000 pounds
..f equipage: signal corps, 11 officers,
177 men. 4:t horses. S4 mules. 40,000
pounds or equipage; Troops A and C,
New York Cavalry. 6 officers 200 men.
21H horses, :!:; mules 40,000 pounds of
equipage: corps headquarters. 4S men.
47 horses, fix' mules. 30,000 pounds big
(: A I TA IN OISCTIA R(: FI).
A disagreeable incident with the
?lay's history in the Ohio regment was
the forced retirement of Captain Sinn
ley Pritcdiard from Company H. This
command is from Portsmouth, o.
For some time strained relat ens have
existed between the head of the regi
-ment. and the Commander of the com
pany. Tbc trouble is said to have
grown out of political causes Colonel
Colt is a Democrat; Captain Pritchard
a Republican. A few days ago. it Is
said, Colonel Colt slipped up to Wash?
ington to consult: with the War De?
partment, and yesterday morning re?
torted with the discharge papers of
Captain Pritchard. The latter has-been
very popular with his men, and when
he took leave of them yesterday after?
noon be was warmly cheered and much
time was spent In mutual handshaking.
The c ommand of the company has now
devolved on First Lieutenant Smith,
but whether permanently "was not
known to the men. But for this unfor?
tunate circumstance everything has
moved well In the regiment since the
troops left Columbus on the 9th or May.
BOUND HAND AND FOOT.
Many- interesting events marked the
line of march of the Fourth Ohio reg?
iment yesterday. In Company D. Cap?
tain Seilets, a soldier was in disgrace
by reason of having' Indulged in a "jag"
earlier in the day. For discipline four
sq.Idlers had actually -"sat upon" his
body for a time, and during the prog?
ress of the march he was bound with
ropes, his hands behind him. His un?
desirable plight excited much compas?
sionate comment from citizens who
saw him undergoing his severe, but Just
The Fourth Pennsylvania regiment is
quite rieb in mascots, having- a turkey,
a pig- and a dog. All were captured at
Chickriinauga. They had another mas?
cot in the shape of an eagle that was
captured in Schuylkill county before
the regiment left Pennsylvania, but it
was badly wounded at the Untie of Its
. apt ore and died al M l. On ma. Pa.,
in consequence of its injuries.
Miss Delia I Unman is recovering
from a severe attack of Ihe imasle?.
Miss Alice Clark is visaing Her uncle
in < aoucrster eountj .
.Miss Maud Bliss has as her guest,
M iss A rile Davis, of Suffolk.
The oyster gunboat Chest; petke. Cap?
tain Win. 15. Hudgins. arrived in
Hampton Monds Wednesday.
Miss li.-ssie Leigh ton, of Manchester,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Smith, on Lafayette avenue.
A marriage lie,use has been issued (o
Mr. Willie J. Gauqvoud and -Miss Viola
Ssveem-y. both of this city.
Mrs. Philip Peyser, of Washington,
D. C. is here on a visit to her Soil, Mr.
Sol ivyser. 229 Twenty-sixth street.
Miss Grace Paine, who lias been vis?
iting friends ill Raleigh, has returned
to the home of her aunt in this city,
where she will spend the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Lang have as thOr
guests Mr. and Mrs. John A. Seiden,
of Pittsburg, who arc here to see their
son before he embarks for Porto Rico.
A telegram received In uos city yes?
terday from Camp Cuba Libre an?
nounced that Corporal Moss, brother of
Mayor A. A. Moss, who is a member of
the Huntington Rilles, is seriously ill.
The y. M. C. A. wheelmen will go on
a moonlight run to the Soldier's Home
tonight. The start will be made from
tho Young Men's Christian Association
rooms at 7:4"> o'clock.
Mrs. Philip W. Price and daughter,
Miss Daisy Price, of Cleveland. Ohio,
are staying with Mrs. Mary Morrison,
on Lafayette avenue. They will stay
here until the troops embark. Mrs.
Price having two sons in one of the
The furneral'of Mrs. W. J. Murden,
who died at ihe family residence on
Twenty-seventh street Tuesday morn?
ing, occurred in the First Baptist
church at 4 o'clock yesterday after?
noon. Lev. C. C. Cox officiating.
Mr. F. A. Beaeham. who has beep
employed at the shipyard for the past
four years, left yesterday afternoon for
Baltimore, where he will join his sister,
who will sail with him on Saturday for
London, their old home.
Captain Vellines. brother of Police?
man Vellines, of this city, is now act?
ing chief of'police of Norfo k. He will
remain in this capacity until the police
commissioners appoint a man to suc?
ceed the late Chief Dornin, who was
buried yesterday. -Captain Vellines is
a. strong candidate for the office.
Mr. George F. Tibbitts, general sec?
tary of the Cincinnati Young Men's
Christian Association, is in the city,
accompanied by Mrs. Tibbitts. Mr.
Tibbitts is looking for a place for the
association camp next year. Every
summer a large number of the associa?
tion boys of Cincinnati and their
friends go to the seashore for a few
weeks' outing and Newport News and
vicinity has been selected for next sum?
Lieutenant Charles C.' Berkeley, of
company C. Fourth Regiment. National
Volunteers, arrived in the city yester?
day morning from Camp Cobb, near
Frederlcksburg, in response to a tele?
gram sent to him by Commonwealth's
Attorney J. K. M. Newton, asking him
to testify In the case of the Common?
wealth vs. L. M. Sturgls, Indicted for
forgery. Mr. Berkeley was formerly
Sturgis' law partner, but afterwards
organized a company here and waa
mustered ipto, service. Ex-Policeman
Z. T. Jones and Bernard ClinedlnSL
\vho enlisted In the service, are .now
sergeants of. their company.
TO OUR READERS.
i Owing to an accident in the meehan
I ical department of the Daily Press bf
| lice the paper is issued later than usual
1 this morning. The electric motor by
which the press and typesetting ma
j chines are operated was burned out
yesterday afternoon, thus causing un
' avoidable delay. The disability will b'j
remedied its soon as it is possible to
obtain the necessary facilities.
VKKOICT KXI'ECTlil) TUl>AV>
Taking of Testimony In the Cane of the
State v*. I.. AI. Sturgis Finished.
L. M. Sturgis will probably learn to?
day whether he shall serve a term in
the penitentiary for forgery or shall be
exonerated of the charge, as the evi?
dence in the case is all in and the at?
torneys are arguing the instructions
that are to guide the jury in arriving
at a verdict.
After cross-examning Sturgis for
some time yesterday morning Com?
monwealth's Attorney J. K. M. New?
ton put several witnesses on the stand
to rebut certain statements made
by the accused. Sturgis stuck to
the story he told on the stand Tues?
day afternoon, claiming that Mr. Berke?
ley, his former partner, who is now a
lieutenant in the army, authorized him
to sign his (Berkeley's) name to checks
Lieutnat Berkeley arrived in the city
yesterday morning from Fredericks
burg in response to a telegram' from
Commonwealth's Attorney Newton, ami
was called to the stand as a witness.
Me denied that he authorized Sturgis
to sign his name to checks. On cer?
tain other facts Lieutenant Berkeley
was not certain and so expressed him?
self. Another w itness called to rebut a
statement made by Sturgis was Mr,
George Schmelz, the bfyiker. He pro?
duced a deposit slip showing that Mr.
Berkeley had deposited money in the
bank on the day of the first alleged
forgery, when Sturgis said his partner
was out of the city. Clerk of Courts
Smith testified when called by the de?
fense that Sturgis kept certain prom?
ises made to him.
The remainder of the session was
spent in arguing the instructions, and it
is probable that the case will be given
to the jury some time today.
Want Newport News Wages.
The shipfltters and carpenters at
the Norfolk navy yard arc dissatisfied
with the scale of wages now in vogue
there, and have petitioned the navy de?
partment to increase their wages to the
amount paid the employees of the New?
port News Shipbuilding and Dry Duck
Collector of Cuctoms Bowden, of
Norfolk, went up to Washington last
night armed with petitions from the
several organizations represented in the
navy yard, and also armed with a com?
plete list of the prices paid at the
shipyard here to men of the same class.
An investigation proves that the em-.
ployees of the Newport News Ship?
building and Dry Dock Company are
paid wages from fifteen to twenty per j
cent, better than those--payed ;at the ]
navy yard, and for over-time the men )
here are paid double the amount aU j
lowed the shipfiters, carpenters and
painters at Norfolk.
Thr?\r Him In the Rlvcr
Prlvnte Perry E. Dakin, of company
B. Fourth Ohio regiment, got a bath
yesterday that was anything but pleas?
ing to the soldier. It seems that he
dropped out of ranks on his way from
camp, claiming to lie overcome by the
heat. Others said he had been drink?
ing and Captain White ordered sever?
al men to take him to the river ami
give him a good "ducking." Sergeant
Stenson was in charge of the sound
that carried Dakin to the beach. They
took him out on the bathing pier ajul
tossed him into tho water. Dakin be?
ing it land lubber could not swim and
he came near being drowned. When he
got ashore he assaulted Sergeant Sten?
son, and in the "scrap" that ensued
Dakin was struck on the head, receiv?
ing a painful wound. He will make
complaint to Colonel Coit thjs morning.
Justice J. n. Q. Browp disposed of
the following cases in the Police Court
Joseph Lovett, assault: lined $3 and
Muriah Dyson, assault and battery;
fined $2.50 and costs.
Dan Sullivan, exposing person on the
street; lined $3 and costs.
John Enison. drunk; fined $2 and
Emma Drew, assault and battery;
fined $2.?0 and costs.
The following deeds have be >n admit?
ted to record in the clerk's office of the
J. L. Marye. Jr.. et ux /. > Security
Trust Co., trustee; consideration $200.
J .L. Marye. Jr.. et ux to Security
Trust Co.. trustee; consideration $S2S.
Old Dominion Land Co. to W. E.
Bell; consideration $1100.
Old Dominion Loud Co. to A. D.
Wallace; consideration $1,000.
y. .11. c. a. Bath h.kho RoMtfri.
Some miscreants entered bath b uses
Nos.lO.lland 12 belonging to the Young
Men's Christian Association, on the
Casino beach', and stripped thtm of all
of their furnishings.
Among the articles taken were look?
ing glasses and galvanized backet-!
It is believed that other articles left
there by the bathers were also taken
There is no clue to the intruders, hut
the Y. M, C. A. will take steps to sie
thai the offense is not repeated.
BRIMMING WITH CONFIDENCE.
LONDON, July 28.?The Paris corres?
pondent of the Daily Mail reports an
interview with one of the chief sup?
porters of Don Carlos' whom "he found
brimming ovor with confidence." Ho
said that Don Carlos would issue a
pronunciamento the moment Spain was
committed to a policy for peace. "All
the north of Spain is eager and ready."
said he, "We will lack neither men
nor arms, Don Carlos will be proclaim?
ed in Catalopia and in the basque pro?
vinces without* tho necessity of strik?
ing a blow. Then will come the time
GOLD FROM ALASKA.
SEATTLE. July 27.?The steamboat
Humbolt arrived tills afternoon rrom
Dawson City with $1,000.000 in gold
dust and as much more in drafts. This
is the estimate of Purser Twigga,
who says it is a very conservative one.
About $(500,000 in dust was turned over
to him for safe keeping.
Worrtt that suit of yours look better
if.it is ni<?ely cleaned and presned?
What is the use of throwing a good
pair of trousers aside when we can
make therh look like new? We can ren?
ovate your wardrobe at a reasonable
cost and probably save you a good bill
at your clothier's. Virginia Steam
-Cleaning: anil Dye : Works, No. 3105
Washington avenne. 'y/ 28-tf
Peace Proposal an Absorbing
Topic i(i Washington.
Several Plans Open as .llenus for Conduct?
ing tile Negotiation's. Frecieli Miuttiler
May lie ClotU?U' Vyil li Vail l'owor to
Act for the .siimiaitili tiov?rniueut.
WASHINGToif July 27 ?Tri^pplo
mallc quarters. Spain's peace proposal,
made through the French ambassador,
is the absorbing topi*.', and the answer
of the President is awaited with keen
interest. The diplomats showed their
interest early today by calling at the
Stale Department and the French em?
bassy to learn the exact details of
Spain's proposal. This developed sev?
eral features of; the proposition which
had not been eniirely clear. In the
first place, no foreign government out?
side of France has been Consul led by
Spain in ibis overture for peace and
the present movement is not shared,
directly or indirectly, by Germany.
Austria. Italy, Kussla or Great Britain.
It can now berstated, however, that
the formal proposition submitted yes?
terday has beeTf?nder consideration at
Madrid five d?ys previous to yesterday.
Owing to the cordiality existing be?
tween the government of Great Britain
and the United States, it was felt at
first that Sir Dfummopd Wolff would
be commissioned to approach the Uni?
ted States, acting at Washington,
through Sir Julian Pauncefote. But
Spain has preferred the intermediation
of the French government, and as a re?
sult the negotiations were formally en?
trusted to the French ambassador at
Another essential point is the exact
proposition made. There had
been some misapprehension over this,
owing to the publication of an alleged
text of the proposition, and other re?
ports asserting that Spain asked Pres?
ident McKinley to state terms of peace.
As a matter of fact the Spanish prop?
osition does not mention the word
"terms," and there is no request or
suggestion in it that the President shall
state terms of peace. The distinct in?
quiry made by Spain is as to whether
the United States will open negotiations
toward the settlement of the war, and
the arrangement of "peace. It is based
on the theory that if the President
answers in the affirmative then the ne?
gotiations for terms will be opened by
commissioners or parties, clothed with
the responsibility of, bringing about a
"The Spanish proposition is clothed
with all the solemnity and formality
of a government-act. despite the cable
report from Maurjd that the peace
proposal is of "a quiet nature." The
instructions to M. Cambon bear the of?
ficial signature of Duke Almovodar de
Rio. Spanish minister of foreign affairs, j
and besides expressing the desire of the
Cuban cabinet and government that j
peace negotiations be opened they are '
given the added solemnity of approval
and earnest personal request by Qur.cn
Regent Maria Christina.. The instruc?
tions bear the date of Madrid. June 25.
These formalities dismiss all questions
in the minds of officials here as to
the regularity ol" the Spanish proposi?
tion us expressive of the wishes of
the government of Spain. Beside from
this, M. Cambon Is too much of a vet?
eran in diplomacy to have embarked
on any private overtures toward peace.
As lo the manner of conducting the
peace negotiations, several plans are
said to be open, beside that of having
General Porter and Sonor Castillo, the
United Stales and Spanish ambassa?
dors at Paris, respectively, oonduot
them. One plan is to have Spain name
peace plenipotentiaries, who will come
directly to Washington and conduct ne?
gotiations. This, however, is said to
be somewhat inexpedient, as it would
take nine days for tin? Spanish plenipo?
tentiaries to reach Washington, and
there is every desire to avoid delay.
Another tentative plan is to have
Spain to name M. Cambon as the Span?
ish plenipotentiary at Washington,
thus conferring on htm authority to
treat directly with the President and
curry the negotiations forward to a
conclusion. It is probable that this
plan will be more acceptable to 'the
United States, as it would keep the ne?
gotiations at Washington. and also
give them an agreeable personal char?
acter, as the authorities have the high?
est regard for the ability and sincerity
of the French representative here.
These plans, however, will not be set?
tled until after President McKinley
gives' his answer 10 the first inquiry
made by Spain as to Ihe willingness (it
the United States to enter upon general
negotiations of peace.
POSITION OF FRANCE.
PARIS, July 27.?The following offi?
cial note was issued here today:
"At the request of the Spanish gov?
ernment, the French ambassador, at
Washington has been authorized by
the French government to present a
note from the cabinet at Madrid to tho I
President of the United States. It Is j
in the name of Spain that M. Cambon.
who is in charge of Spanish interests in
the United Stetes, made this statement
to President McKinley at the While
House yesterday afternoon in the pres?
ence of Secretary Day."
The government of France has noti?
fied all the French embassies of the
fact that Spain has made proposals
through M. Cambon, tho French am?
bassador at Washington, for peace with
the United States.
The United States ambassador. Gene?
ral Horace Porter, and the secretary of
the United States embassy, Mr. Henry |
Vignaud, say the embassy has not r;
ceived any Information regarding the
Peace negotiations initiated at Wash?
The French government Is ignorant
of the peace conditions which Spain
is ready to offer.
The Temps this evening says Presi?
dent McKinley gave M. Cambon a re?
ply which the latter has transmitted
to the French minister of foreign af?
fairs, M. Del Casse.
The Temps also outlines the prelim?
inaries to Spjain's request. It says
the cabinet ten days ago concluded to
inquire how to terminate the .war,
whenceforth. in the opinion of the min?
isters, will be purposeless. They real?
ized that the United States was sensi?
tive of its dignity an,d that foreign in?
tervention would only irritate, am re?
quested M. Del Casse, through M. Cam?
bon, to ascertain If the United States
would consent to France tendering her
good offices. On M. Cambon respond?
ing in the affirmative. Spain's note was
immediately entrusted to hfm.
How to K?*-p Cool.
Vlcit our Soda Fountain frequently,
where you get the nices* iced drinks
Plenty of chairs and t?. ea. assigned
for the comfort of our. ladi customer*.
.. Swiss Frappe.ia deUclotft. ? ana our
Orange Skoaphateg cannot b-yi^rirovec!
on. .IfRED F.-AULEN '&. C.O; :
CONDITIONS AT SANTIAGO.
War Department Kecelves an Impor?
tant Report from Gen. Shatter.
WASHINGTON. July 27.?The War
Department today made public the fol?
lowing dispatch from General Shatter
in response to a query-by the depart?
ment as to ships being turned away
from Santiago: ?
"Santiago, via Haytl, July 2fjth, 1S9S,
12:17 A. M:
Adjutant General, TJ- S. Army, Wash?
"Press reports not true. I only know
of three ships having arrived, one from
Kingston, the others from the United
States. The Bratton had sold its car?
go: one of the others, a ship from New
Orleans, has sold a part of Its cargo,
and tells me he is going away tonight.
think he will sell before he leaves.
The trouble is they did not expect to
pay any duty and arrived here without
money. The Spanish customs, its ap?
plied to Spanish subjects, has only been
collected and the twenty cents per ton.
rdered by the secretary. 1 discov?
ered -an attempt on the part of the
municipal authorities to collect a tax
of forty-five cents per 1.000 killometers,
,'hich in this instance amounts to about
?.".".(10. 1 had already settled this mat
by ordering its non-collection. The
fact is there Is no money here with
which to do business and merchants
ire very timid about making purchases,
fearing the effect of the Red Cross sup?
plies, who really are feeding the town.
The New Orleans man. for instance,
brought twenty-nine head of cattle.
Which sold at $S? per head. The person
buying kills a head a day, selling the
meat at seventy cents per pound. Of
?se only a few people buy. The first
k we were here, people were starv?
ing to death, and I think a few are
dying from the effects of starvation.
T am positive, however, that the cus?
toms have been honestly administered.
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Dames In the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
PHILADELPHIA. July 27.?Philadel?
phia and Washington played two games
here today, the Phillies winning both
by timely hitting. The second was
tiled in the seventh Inning on account
of darkness. Attendance, ?.0S9.
Baltimore and Cleveland will tomor?
row begin here a series of four games,
.'hieb were scheduled to be played at I
First game? R.H.E. I
I Philadelphia. .0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 x? 4 7 2
1 Washington . .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1? 1 a 3 1
Batteries?Weyhing and Farrell.Orth
ami McFarland. Time?2:00.
Second game? R.H.E.
Philadelphia, . ..0 0 1 0 4 0 x? 5 G 1
Washington.0 0 0 1 0 0 0? I 10 2
Batteries?Donahue and Murphy,
Donovan and Farrell. Time?1:30.
Umpires?Snyder and Fox.
PITTSBURO, 1; CLEVELAND, 6.
PITTSBURG, July 27.?The Wander
j ers hit Killen as they pleased, but
Young'was a puzzle for the locals.
Pittsburg cut no figure in the score, but
their splendid support of Killen held
the tallies down to the lowest possible
notch. Attendance, S00,
Pittsburg. . ,.0 0010000 0? 1 6 5
Cleveland. . .0 0 1 0 0 122 0? 1 16 1
Batteries?Killen and Sowerman.
Young and Criger. Empires?Gaffney
and Brown. Time?1:55.
LOUISVILLE, 14; ST. LOUIS. 1.
LOUISVILLE, July 27.?Stonzel's
home run In the ninth inning saved the
I Browns from a shut out today. Hurley
I while al the bat in the fourth had his ;
I hand spliced.
Louisville. . .0 1 0 0 0 1 G 0 x?14 15 3
I St. Louis. ...0 000000 0 1? 1 2 3
Batteries?Dowling and Kittridge, Su
! doff. Cursey and Sugden. Umpires? |
Emslie and Hunt. Time?1:55.
ATLA NT IC L KAfJ U E. ?
LANCASTER, PA.. July 27.?Lancas?
ter-Reading game postponed; wet]
At. Allentown? R.H.E.
Richmond. . .0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0? S 10 2
' Allentown. . .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 2 3
I Batteries?Lever and Vigncaux, West.
Boyle and Seagraves.
HOBSON IN NEW YORK.
He Claims to Know Nothing About His |
Engagement to a Kansas Girl.
NEW YORK, July 27.?Lieutenant |
iHobson arrived early today from Mor
ristown, N. J., and went tit once tt:
I the office of the Merriu-Chapman |
j Wrecking Company in Wall Sin
I where he was in close communication |
with the officers of the company for
two hours. At the close he said the
contract for raising the craft of the
( Cristobal Colon was about comple-|
"The contracts of course must be ap?
proved by the construction board.
They are not fully completed. I go to |
Washington tonight and will know
more about my future plans after 1 I
have seen the officials there. The
bags with which it is proposed to raise
the ship will probably be constructed
by a rubber company in New j ork.
"They will measure about six feet by |
fifteen, and will have a capacity of
about thirteen tons each. Pontoons of
the size required to assist In raising
lite ship will probably be constructed j
When asked if there was any truth
in the report of his engagement t
young woman from Kansas and en?
gagement had been announced,
smiled, and said: "I really don't know
i what you are talking about. I'm sure
I know nothing about it."
j There was no demonstration as he]
walked up Wall Street. accompanied !
by..two friends, and only a few per- j
sons recognized him. He left for Wash
] ington on the afternoon train.
WOUNDED AT KEY WEST.
KEY WEST, July 27.?Six wounds
men were brought in today by tl
Wanderer from llanos. Cuba, where
sharp engagement with the Span if
The Wanderer left hen- on July 211
with ammunition and supplies for the
Cubans. It also had on board an expe?
dition under command of Captain
Heard, or the Tenth Cavalry, with ti t:
troopers and twenty-five Cubans.
When they arrived off Banos they
were joined by several hundred Cuba-s
and the work of landing the supplies
They were attacked by a large force
Jflfwpanish soldiers and were forced
tlie beach, where, after a sharp
fight, the Spaniards were forced to re?
Six Americans were wounded and a
number of the Cubans were struck.
The loss of the Spaniards Is unknown,
bi^t it is believed to have been severe.
fo Ihl?Week Only.
Wc will sell screen doors at 75c and
$1.00, with hinges, hook and knob, all
sizes. E. W. CADWELL, Hardware,
j 2C04 Washington avenue. Jy 28-61.
The new lot of ?ev*r. preventive
"' ed at * *.&a*?iaa';
NEWS FROM HONOLULU.
People of Hawaii Rejoice at the News
SAN FRANCISCO. July 27.?The
steamer Marlposa has arrived from
Australia and Honolulu, bringing the
following correspondence of the Asso?
"Honolulu. July 20.?The steamship
Coptic arrived from San Francisco on
the evening of the 13th instant with the
important news that the United States
Senate had ratified the Newlands res?
olutions, making Hawaii a part of the
United States. Long before the vessel
had reached the harbor it was known
that the steamer brought annexation
news, the information being signalled
to the Mohican.
"Whistles ol foundries. raids and
steamers were turned loose, and pan?
demonium reigned. Fireworks were
set off and one hundred guns were fired
on the grounds of the executive build
? lug. At the same time the Hawaiian
band marched through the streets to
the wharf playing American patriotic
i An immense procession was formed
anil a inarch was made to the executive
p President Dole was at his beach home
when the steamer was sighted. He
hurried into town and reached the
wharf as the steamer tied up. Captain
Sealby, of the Coptic, was presented
with a silver cup by the citizens of
Honolulu for bringing the news. The
cup bore the inscription: 'Annexation.
Presented by the citizens to Captain
luman Sealby, H. N. R., who brought
the good news to Honolulu.'
"The leading men of Honolulu met
today and recommended Harold M. Se
wall. United States minister to Hawaii,
for governor of the islands.
"It had been generally thought that
President Dole would be their choice.
"The Ohio. Para, Valencia and Indi?
ana, four vessels of the third fleet of
transports, which returned to Honolulu
on account of an accident to the In?
diana, were delayed here about, twenty
four hours, and sailed again for Ma?
nila on the 3th. There was some de?
fect in the boilers of the Indiana.
"The Monadnock and the Nero sailed
on the 13th. During the monitor's
stay in port Captain Whiting had con?
siderable changes made in her condens
i big apparatus and in the means for
i ventilating the engine and boiler rooms.
On the trip down the engineers and
firemen suffered greatly from the heat.
"E. L Greene, or Portland, who
shipped as a stoker on the Monadnock,
was sent to the insane asylum on the
12th instant. It is believed that rest
will speedily restore him. Greene's
condition is the result ol extreme heat
from the lire room." I
SAILED FOR HONOLULU.
Admiral Miller's Mission to the Hawa?
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27.?The Uni?
ted States steamship Philadelphia sail?
ed for Honolulu this afternoon. Ad?
miral Miller transferred his flag from
tin' Albatross to the Philadelphia to?
day. Admiral Miller, It is believed, car?
ried no special Instructions with him,
but will remain at bUmolulu until or?
dered elsewhere. He will not raise the
flag of the United States over the is?
land until after the arrival of the Ha?
waiian commissioners who will~sa.il for
Honolulu early In August.
From authentic sources comes the in?
formation that the arrival of the Amcr
ican forces in Honolulu will be follow?
ed by tin' mastering Into the United
Slates volunteer service of the Hawa?
ii hi National Guard, a force of 500 men.
I: was officially given' out at army
h aiiquarlers today that the first bat?
talion of a New York volunteer rogl
i! .'in will sail for Honolulu next Sat?
urday morning. The battalion of the
engineer corps will also go. 'it Is ex?
ile, ted these troops will reach Honolu?
lu in time to take part in the aniiexa
li .ii ceremonies.
BOUND FOR NEWPORT NEWS.
More Troops Leave Chickamauga For
Porto Rico Via This City.
CHICKAMAUGA NATIONAL PARK.
I July 27.?A continuous rain caused all
'tit ill work to be abandoned today and
the men generally remained in quar?
The Third Kentucky. Fifth Illinois
and third battauon of the Sixteenth
Pennsylvania left the park early this
morning under orders to proceed to
Porto Rico, but before the Fifth 1111
in is had lime to load for its departure
a rush order came from Secretary Al
ger to return to camp and ordering
out in its stead the 160th Indiana. This
is the second time the Fifth Illinois,
commanded by Captain culver, has
been ordered back after being under
orders to go with the brigade to tlie
front. Naturally, the matter has caus?
ed an unpleasant feeling among the
officers and men of the regiment and
they would 'no doubt like to have a
satisfactory explanation. This regi?
ment is now assigned to the first bri?
gade, second division, first army corps,
taking the place of the Indiana regi?
ment ordered out.
THE IRENE INCIDENT.
( By Telegraph.)
. BERLIN, July 27.?A dispatch from
Shanghai today says an official state?
ment from Prince Henry, of Prussia, in
regard to the Irene incident, in Sublg
Bay, Philippine Islands, lias been pub?
lished In the Ostasiatischelloyd. It
says the Irene went to Subig Bay to
take off some Spanish women and Chil?
enen who were In distress. At Isla
Grande the German warship happened
to meet a steamer belonging to the in?
surgents who left without any difficul?
In conclusion the statement sets
forth the removal of the women and
children was effected from motives of
humanity and with a strict observation
of the rules of neutrality.
ALPHONSO HAS MEASLES.
London, July 27.?A special dispatch
I from Madrid says the King of Spain
is suffering from ?n attack of measles.
MADRID, July 27.?10 P. M.?Inqui?
ries made at the palace here today
confirm the report that the king is
suffering from the measles. The attack
is following its usual course.
BERLIN. July 27.?The Hamburg
correspondent of the Vissisehe Zeitung
says: "All the evening papers, with
the exception of the Hamburger Nach?
eilen, represent the condition of Prince
Bismarck as unfavorable. Despite his
good sleep there is still ground for anx?
Fli-iiM. Plies anil Bedbug*.
Are positively driven out by the use
of Calvert'S Insect Powder. The pat?
ent sift top box makes its own death
dealing dust. Diffarent from aR oth?
ers. Only 10c. Ask for Cnlve/t's and
rake no other. ju25-eod-lm.
A young man . walking along Wash
Interest in Military MeVt|
CABINET MEETING T?BA^
Spain Undoubtedly Seeking an Arml?ti?o
l*renl<leut McKinley netermlned Not te
Smralt e any Advantage Sow Po?
aeHHed l>y the United Statan.
WASHINGTON, July 27.?The Inlriag|
tion of o\ertures for peace has ha? ~
the effect of a suspension In a '..iMjjMjas
measure for the time being, at ;leasfej|
of the interest in the military and naval
situation. Though It Is known thwu^fa^g
the open admission of members of :tR?r";5
administration that the peace v.; ph&StejT
would remain unchanged until afters
another cabinet meeting on Fridays
there was still evinced a disposition ton,
discuss the matter In Its every aspect^;;
Naturally the first point of inquiry waa-jjl
the exact shape taken by the SpanlsKg'
presentation yesterday. Curiosity
this point remained ungrattfled.;;f;?algt^
ast. probably so continue for som&g|
days to come, the President having <te- -.
?hied that nothing more definite thanks
he statement Issued from the Wbltiajg
House yesterday shall be given to .the .S'
public at this time. The motive l?: *S
! prudential one and the President haa.S;
I even gone so rar as to suggest to the
' Madrid authorities the expedieneyjiWGjg
' keeping the text of the Spanish over~-;Vf,
tu res from publication at this time.
The next point of interest was "tSo'agi
character and extent of the demaridJK
likely to be made by the United StateaS'
I as to the conditions of peace.
It is felt that the statement ., of
terms of peace, both from Spain andti?:
from the United States, may be soirie;iv
I days off. as there will doubtless bej-y
considerable diplomatic fencing at the-j?
outset before the actual point of stat~ rf
: lug terms Is reached. A great deal ?C?,|
ithls. for instance, may result from tine
attempt to detlne the methods of ap- -'
j proach to the object sought, whether ^
through a commission or through-; tlie?
'direct exchange of notes as indicatedk&j!
yesterday. There will be much dlscus-?
slon, in all likelihood, also regardlng~ae^S
armistice, for it Is the distinct purpoBeVe"
of the Spanish authorltes to secure, a.
suspension of hostilities pending negb-:^.S
tiatlons Tor peace. It may be that the"E
application will be granted, but if 8<i
It will be only under the most effectlye)0
safeguards to prevent loss of any ad?
vantage to the United States, and upon
binding pledges that certain well-de- ;
lined objects are to be conceded to us.,;.
The President discussed this complete?
subject all day with various members-Y
of the cabinet, as they called in tfie?Yi
course of ordinary business. Secretary, ;S-jj
Day and Postmaster General Smith' 3;
spent some time this afternoon at the.-V
White House, presumably exchanging Y
views with the President. It Is virtu-:''
ally admitted by leading members of. -i
the administration that upon only onn
point In the peace negotiations Is there "
likely to be serious friction, and that
relates to the future of the Philippines.
As to Cuba and Porto Rico our gov?
ernment feels that there Is a reasonable
certainty of encountering little oppo-.
sition to our demands. The Spanish.-;^
government might Insist upon the prop- ,
osition thrown out by the Vatican yes-el
terday. namely, that the United States V
may annex Cuba, the purpose being to
secure protection for the Spanish e!e--'-S
meat left in the Island, but while ihts .
would be a vexatious point It would
yield to adjustment.
As to the Philippines there is a full?,
expectation of greater difficulties to haY
surmounted. There is reason to believer?
that these difficulties, like the- Cuban,-S;
sentiment, will be rather internal than
international in their character. The
President is firmly of the opinion that
the United States has no use for the
island as a permanent, possession. ThB : ;'
gravest problems of the government :<
would result were the attempt tobe made
lo annex them, owing to the heteroge-Y:.
nous and ill-favored character of tne ",-;
large population of the islands, while
any effort to unite with other power?
in a joint administration might be fair- r
ly expected to result unsatisfactorilyi?'-;
It may be stated,that it is confident?:*'
ly expected that when the two govern-r o
ments arrive at the point of actually fix-'"
ing terms they will be found much elds
er together than is generally supposed
It is felt by officials that, with the dip?
lomatic formalities out of the way,: tho
actual peace terms would require litUeH
time for arrangement.
There Is little reason to doubt that,;.
Spain has made up her mind to give up;*
Cuba. It is almost equally certain that j
Spain recognizes that she must con-;-,"
sent also to the abandonment of Porto
Rico. With these two vital point*
passed there Is likely to be little delay
on the question of indemnity.
Nothing was heard from the Mile.?
expedition today at the War Depart?
ment, but Captain Higginson, the sen?
ior officer of the naval convoy, forwar?
ded a brief cablegram that gave keen ; -
delight to the Navy Department be?
cause of the unstinted praise it ac- , :,
corded [o a popular and dashing young -
officer, "Dick" Walnwright, comman- -:
der of the little Gloucester. Wain- .
wright. having been commended by his
superior. Higginson, for his actions at:
Guanica. enjoys the solitary dlstinc- ':
tion of being the only officer attached .
to Sampson's fleet who has been twice
officially commended since the war beV
The War Department has reconciled:^
itself to the summary change In its '.'
plans made by General Miles when h?
landed at Guanica, instead of on the
northeast of Porto Rico, as previously;'
agreed upon. It is surmised that he
was led to make this change by reason
of the detention of his lighters, and
foresaw a week's delay in effecting aV:
landing unless he went in where he did,
and ran his troops and artillery dl
rectly ashore. He has thus avoided -
exposing his troops to the hardships
suffered by Shafter's men as they lay
for many days off Santiago. It is also. :
suggested that General Miles has scored ;
an important diplomatic advantage In.
setting foot on Porto Rican soil before "
the first overtures had been received::
from Spain looking toward peace.
Tlie departure of General Brooke and .
General Haines tomorrow from Hamp- -
ton Roads is expected to reinforce.
The second captured battle flag was.;;
received at the War Department, t?^ v
day with a brief note from General;,]
Shatter as follows:
"Fragment of Spanish flag captured 5
by the Thirteenth United States In?
fantry, at San Juan, July 1."
Inspector General Breckinrldge. who*
had been a member of General Shaf-'
tor's staff, called at the White House;
this afternoon and personally describ?
ed to the President the conditions ex?
isting there when he.left? July 20. He;
spoke particularly of the remarkable
enthusiasm displayed by the ? United
States, troops there, and thoSr cooS>
brave.?ondnet tinder,, tire. He" r?ln!?