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V GL III, NO. 181..
NEWPORT NEWS, VA , SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1898.
P RICE SINGLE COPY-TWO CENTS
ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
Third Regiment Arrives from
the Blue Grass State.
ORDER AMONG TROOPS
? --tut'* cjlrict lJii-clplii
"'??CSU l>r,.orl incut.
c'aV ShIIs for I'urtu
era I Fred D
rived In Hi,
106th Indiana, Lhe last regiment
Third Brigade., is due to aniv
1 made in lhe pi
of Ins d. -..ii.!? ? .? -. niii judging by the
conduei > i his .11 1 ivouid appear
thai the uviiera) hud he, 11 unjustly
slandered. General Grant's desire is t.
have ordi <? and his wishes are gratified
to a satisfactory degree. All day yis
t?r<ray guards \v?re on Use sin- ts in
?in. l of men who had overstayed their
tin..- or who were out without passes.
Last nighl .1 squad of men searched fli ?
Sillens in I'.ar Harbor and look hack
a number of men who had lefi camp
without permission. Soldiers uiiih r lb
Inllaeueu of liquor were pia..-od under
arn st whether I hey tool passes r not.
The third Kentucky icim.-m arrived
yesierday. It was reported on lhe
streets list evening ih.it one of the
trains bad been wrecked while en route,
killing eight men, bill the statement
was denied by lhe ollleers in camp and
the railway otlkial;. (?!?. man is niis
known whether he
tier he jumped off the
train ai some station. Ii is said that
two wagons f. 11 off a flat ear. but ti.e
report was not e.vnlirmed.
ST. TAT I. SAILS.
The auxiliary cruiser Si. Paul sailed
from Old point at daylight yesterday
morning for Porto liico, having on
board General llaiius and staff and 1 liv
Fourth Ohio regiment, bssides a large
quantity of supplies. Ii is expected
that Captain Sig-sbee's ship will over,
tike the expedition that proceeded it
Trhursday afternoon some time today.
St. Paul was delayed in taking on
- A COLORED TOM THUMB.
fRomeule Garner, colored, twenty
three years old, forty-two inches h gh.
is from Clial tanooga. and i^ connected
with the Third Kentucky regiment.
Garner is a civilian and not an on
liiiUd man, being lhe barln r of Compa?
ny A. lie beeanie , 01111, eted wiih tho
regiment at Chickamauga. 11- is veiy
bow-legged and in t.sequence of his
very short statue reminds one who ever
chanced to see Tom Thumb of thai c I
ebrated pigmy. lie told tlie Daily
Press representative thai his patents
and lus brothers and sisters v. vre of the
ordinary h. igiit of .n and women. He
was raised at Aliaiua. Ca. The Daily
Press man suggested that he would do
well were he lo exhibited himself with
some dime museum in tlie largo cities.
Gardner answered that he thought he
would like best being with the i-'aidiers.
as he would ^ee more than he could
were he co:,no ted with a dime mu?
The negro left Atlanta in ISTS. when
be . was only an infant of two
years. His parents were lhe
slaves of Major Ponder. of
Waiden county, Georgia, previ?
ous i? lhe war. Linie Bomoule can
read and is very intelligent for .1 young
negrei man. Visitors to the camp today
either ladies or gentlemen, should be
sure to inquire for the lillc dwarf, for
he ia a most interesting curiosity. He
may justly be styled the "Negro Tom
Tl fE TU IRD K ENTI'i K Y.
Very few citizens-of \eport News
we-re visitors yesierday at Hie camp
ground north of lhe city, recently va?
cated by the troops designed for the
Porto Rico expedition in charge of Ma?
jor General Broake.
Today the grounds are occupied by
Kentucky and Pennsylvania troops.
The Daily press yesterday "morning
gave the rosier of the Firs! regiment.
Today it presents the names of the
staff and line officers v.f [he Third Ken?
tucky regiment, which arrived yester?
'1 lie last battalion of the Third regl
meat reached Newport News about I
o'clock this afternoon. The com?
mandant of the regiment is Colonel
Thomas .1. Smith, the lieutenant colon?
el. Jewell Henry, and the major.; of the
three battalions respectively- -Saffron,
Watt and J. C. Bryant. Tho regiment
Is from central and west, rn Kentucky
and was mustered in at Padueah. The
captains of the several companies ami
the' places where the companies were
enlisted are as follows:
Company A, Madlsonvilh?Janus L.
Company B. Bowling Green? ? -
Company C. Burdstown ?? Samuel
Company D. Hartford?J. G. .Ceown
Company IS, Hopkinsville ? Noel
Company P. Owensboro?Logan Phe
Company G. Glasgow?F. G. iRailey.
Company 17. Henderson?15 ugh
Company 1, Morgnntown?N. T. H.;W
Company K, Padueah?Britton P..
The regiment left Rossville on Wi d
SIXTEENTH PEN NSY LV A N r A.
Tlie First Battalion of the Sixteenth
Pennsylvania, from the western pan
of the Keystone State, arrived yester?
day morning. The companies of which
it is composed, in command of Lieuti n
ant Colonel Charles C. Richards, of Oil
City, are as follows:
Company B, Marietta?Cant. J. V.
Company G, Klttaning?Capt. Austin
Company L, Punxatawmy?Captain
Company M, Joannctte?Capt. James
The battalion includes 170 men, be?
sides which there are forty-six men
who were recruited for the eight origi?
nal bompanies of which the regiment
was composed that are now at Porto
.Rico; and will be so assigned when the
regiment reaches Spanish West Indian
Many of the officers of this regiment
were connected with the national guard
of Pennsylvania before the regiment
Captain Clark, of Company G. is a
leading lawyer .if lite Armstrong coun?
ty bar and stands high in his profes?
sion .Hid in social relation., in his com?
Lieutenant Jackson was a member of
General Wiley's staff.
Lieutenant Cooutz, of Company M, is
a Presbyterian minister, who offered to
resign his charge to enlist, but his res?
ignation was not accepted and he will
go hack, to his pastorale in Jeannette if
in- returns from Porto Rico.
Captain Laird is the editor of the
Li. ntenant Kley, of Company M, Is a
dry goods merchant in Jeannette,
ft'es Unorelaiid county.
Lieutenant Dunlap, of Company B, ia
Lieutenant P.ovle. of l.'ompanv L. 1?,
on Insurance agent.
I i, itentint Colonel Richards has be.-n
in command of t!,e regiment at Chlck
At South Boston, Halifax county,
'?.':,. He whole battalion was? hai?l
somels treated to tobacco, in the shape
f cifiafs. cigarettes, lugs and plugs.
:tt so r,, cho. elate ckc and other re?
freshments. The" boys of Com patty '"?
we,-.- especially favored and the mem?
bers are ver> loud in their prats ? of the
Virginians who so Fieri?d them. Sev?
eral of lhem .t'.ked the Dally Press rep?
resentative t-. uxpiTss their thanks for
SUPPLIES COR THE A 11 M V,
The ley M, rjn tfoiug luge Gypsum
King and Gladtsfon left Hampton
Loads Thui'sdas aft..-: i,..ou for Santi?
ago. The tugs have in low several
Ist'i fve barges, which are loaded with
supplies and provisions for the United
Plates army. One barge is loaded with
railroad and structural iron, which is
t'j he us.-.! in reconstructing, railroads
and bridges destroyed by the Spaniards.
Mounted on board one the barges is a
small tu? boat to bo used in river work
The new tug Gypsum King, recently
built by Charles HiUman & Sons' Ship
and Engine Building company, is under
command of Captain Harry Blizzard,
who is well known here, with Joseph
I! 1.1 key. late of the Saturn. In charge of
her engine. The King was built for
the .1. B. King Plaster Company, of
\'.-w York, and was intended for two
ing their schooners between Windsor
ami New York, but was taken by the
United Stales Government on her ar
, rival at New York and reached here
M.lay morning to take forward the
tow of the tug DeWitt C. Ivins to San
ii;.go. The King has two red smoke?
stacks with black tops, the leter "K"
being placed between the two stacks.
She is fssst boat her official trial show
Sheisa fast boat, her otlicial trial show
tical mile. Her pilot house is titled
with ports Instead of windows.
FOR THE ICE FUND.
The ice fund for the relier of the sol?
diers who are encamped near the
Chesapeake & Ohio railroad, above the
shipyard, is assuming large proportions
and already quite a number of ladies
and gentlemen, realizing the need of
let water for the soldiers, have sent in
contributions to the ice fund commit?
tee, of which the officers are:
.Mrs. T. p. Duncan, president.
Miss Bettle Shepherd, treasurer.
Mrs. F. Lindgren, secretary.
Among the ladies and gentlemen who
have contributed to date sue the fol?
ios, inc.: Mesdarnes Walter A. Post. I>.
S. Jo-lies, .1. A. Williams. .1. A. Willelt.
.!. Keyner. sind Messrs. Fred Manville,
Ed. M. Holt, .lohn Crossley. T. P. Mars
ion. Pierce Henning. F. W. Lindgren,
.lames Lane. T. p. Duncan. R. W. Bai?
ley, J. H. Hirshberg, -Movers Brothers.
G. A. Schmelz, F. W. Mulford and John
lltivkltxoi: TVI.Ki: PKOTKSTS.
ill lirgoH Thai No More Soldiers He Landed
Ht forties HI on roe.
Slate Quarantine Officer A. c. Jonca.
of this city, and National Quarantine
Oilicer Coitus, of Old Point, are making
an effort lo prevent the binding of any
more wounded soldiers at Fortress
Monroe. A dispatch received by the
Dsitlj Press last night from Richmond
"Governor Tyler tonight. ,at the ur?
gent rennest of the quarantine officers
at Newport News and <>1.| Point, sent
to .-'..Ii Kern General Stc'rnberg. of the
army, :>. strong protest against more
v..on..led soldi is froniCulvi being land?
ed al iMirt Monroe. He called attention
to the fact thai the breaking out of e
yellow revcr epidemic there, besides en?
dangering the lives of thousands of
people in Virginia.-would also weaken,
if it did not absolutely unman Fort
Monroe, which guards the entrance to
Washington, wo.uld suspend work at
the government navy yard at Norfolk
and would cause the stoppage of all
work on the men-of-war now in pro?
cess ..f construction al the private
yards -il Newport News. The Newport
News and Old Point quarantine officers
tiled similar protests. Norfolk, some
years before the civil war, suffered ter?
ribly from sin epidemic of yellow fever."
WIM. MOVK THU V. ?1. C. A.
I'n.Is Over the l'ostotllee Itiilbllug I.chmciI
Tor llii. Aspoclitt.inti.
The Voting Men's Christian Associa?
tion will probably be moved today
from the Ivy building to the'flat over
the postoflicc building, next door to
the Daily Cress office.
The flat on the second floor over the
postO'ffice were leased yesterday, andar
langements for removing the furniture
were commenced at once. For the last
several years the Y. M. C. A. has had
rooms in fhe-Ivy building, but recently
Mr. Ivy determined to enlarge his hotel
ami hence sl change was necessary.
Two Hats on the second floor of the
Jones building will be occupied for a
while, but it is probable that a Hat on
Hie third lloor will be leased in the
fall for the use of the educational
All? lit loll. Soldier*.
Medicines and supplies in general for
the trip to Porto Rico. WM. (.',. BLR
GIOSS, Warwick Pharmacy. It.
Kn'r IIiIh WVek Only.
We will sell SCREEN DOORS at Tf.
cents and $1.00. wiilihinges, hook and
knob, all sizes, E. W. CADWELL,
Hardware, 2C0-1 Washington avenue.
Stille? fur Sol.llcm.
Never leave port without medicines
and supplies, which you can get at W.
G. BUIIGESS', Warwick Pharmacy.
We will sell screep doors at Tf.c and
$1.00, with hinges, hook and knob, all
sizes. E. W. CADWELL. Hardware,
2604 Washington avenue. Jy 26-fit.
No Nore ' Winding" at the
THE SYSTEM ABOLISHED
Till? -Keep?? Will Keep ??ThIi" on Iii?
Workmen. Employees of the
Plaut Pleased With
Tho employees at the works of the j
Newport News Shipbuilding mid Dry j
Dock Company have wound their lu?l j
Yesterday afternoon the last one
of the Bundy clocks was taken oin
of the plain, and when the employees
go iu work in the morning a time?
keeper will register their time. They ?
will not be compelled to slop, pull
their keys out and "wind" their ?lue,
which the mechanical arrangement
registered on a piece of tape.
The determination of General .Mana?
ger YV. A. Post to remove the clocks
caused general satisfaction among the
men. When Mr. Post succeeded Mr.
Sommers N. Smith in the management
of the plant, one of his first acts was
10 issue an order that the employees !
should register their time but twice a
day instead of four times, as had been
the custom. This was the first stop j
toward abolishing the Bundy system of
time keeping, which was obnoxious to
the artisans in the company's employ.
Now the system has been relegated to
the background entirely.
The Bundy clock system was in?
troduced during the administration of .
General Superintendent Sommers N.
Smith. It occasioned the only strike
that ever occurred in Newport News,
for at first the men refused to wind,
put on their coats and left the yard.
For nine days the machinery at the '
yard were kept going, but no work was j
When the clocks were put in the men !
said nothing, not anticipating any loss
of time to themselves.
When, however, on the morning of
May 4. 1SUC, each man was given a laiv.e
brass key with his number imprinted on
it. and was informed that be w.Jtihi be
expected to "wind" or register in the
clock in his department four times .1
day. and that in his own lime,
trouble commenced to brew. Registry
was required before 7 A. M.. aft. r
12 M.. before 12:40 and after il P. M.
This order appeared in the light of a
gross imposition to the employees and
about 4 o'clock the same afternoon
about two hundred men went to lhe
otllce and asked for their money.
The next morning many men struck
and were paid off. On the following day
men in ttie remaining departments,
went out and three days after the
clocks were introduced in Newport
News the shipyard was idle, merchants
were complaining, money was held in
a tight grasp and lhe situation gave
For nine days more than 2,00(1 skilled
shipbuilders were idle in Newpori
News. In that tin,.- upwards of I'.iia
men left the . ity and sei utvd positions
i m Ma> 13 the majority of the strik?
ers returned to work with the intention
of giving lhe clock a thirty-day trial.
Superintendent Smith agreed t.. take
back all of the men, excluding none,
and on the following day .-very e:n| lo . -
ploy.-.- who was in the . ity was work?
ing at his customary place.
At the end of thirty days n, action
was taken by lhe men. the clocks hav?
ing been found not to l?- so detrimental
after all. although it was generally
complained of that the few minute-;
lost on tlie day should not be forced
on the employees.
Business was stagnated by the strike,
which resulted in the loss of many
thousands of -dollars to merchants.
During the strike mass meetings were
held at which the system was bitterly
Killed l>y the Sun's Kay?.
Mr. Edward McIIenry. who was pros- ;
irat.d by sunstroke on Thursday. I
died from the result of the attack !
late that night at the board- I
it.g house of Mrs. Wingfleld. on Seven- ?
teenth street. He was a native of Tre- j
land and a bachelor. He was for sever?
al years inspector of sta ves for the .
firm of Dutton & Townsend. A few |
days ago he obtained employment at j
the gas works. The intense heat of i
Thursday resulted in his prostration
and speedy death. He had been a
hoarder with Mrs. Wingfleld for abou i
seven years and though Mrs. Wingfleld
is a widow, she refused to allow lhe to
niaines of tlie unfortunate man t .
I..- buried at the county's expense. His
funeral took place yesterday morning.
and the interment was in Greerila wn
cemetery. Deceased was about sixty
The following cases were disposed of
in the Police Court yesterday morning:
Bertha Jones, disorderly conduct;
lined $4 and costs.
Michael Norton, drunk: fined $2 and
John Newlon-.. drunk; ftr.ed 12 and
costs. Fine remitted.
Hugh D?ving, drunk: fined $2 and
Cyrus Dondhart, drunk: lined $2 and
S. D. Steele, drunk; fined $2 arid
- Heeds? Recorded.
The following deeds of bargain and
sale have been admitted to record in
the clerk's office of the Corporation
P. P. Finch et ux to G. W. Saunders
et ux: consideration $!.f.U0.
E. T. Ivy et ux to I. S. Scofleld: con?
J. \V. Rollison to W. J. Nelins. trus?
tee; consideration $400.
Lucy F. Moss to A. P. Thom et als.
trustee; consideration $1.150.
Will It.til.I H Hot.l.
Hoffman Brothers have- awarded the
contract for their new hotel at the cor?
ner of Lafayette avenue and Thirty
fourth street to C. J. Scheelky, of this
city. There were thirteen bidders.
The successful bidder came here from
North Carolina recently and has locat?
ed in the city. The hotel will cost
The hotel will be three stories in
height and will be constructed of brick.
The Hoffman House, which occupies
tlie site of the new building. Is being re?
moved two lots to the rear on Lafay?
Army Eteealal Iocs.
Never leave port without medicini ?
and supplies, which you can get at the
Warwick Pharmacy, W. G. BCIRGESS.
CHANGED TUE DATK. i
tepuhlleaii Convention Will lie Held in
.September tiiHttiHil uf August.
Tito Republican convention, which
"ill nominate a candidate fur Congress
f? ??in this distrii t. will not !>.? held in
Norfolk on .Monday. August l?. as the
?ongressioiial committee announced
some lime since. The il.u. has been
changed t.. Wednesday. Kept, ml.er 7,
but the place remains unchanged.
Nol only did the committee change
the del.-, hut it changed the basis of
representation as well, thus enlarging
the delegation. At first it was decided
that delegates sh tild be selected ac?
cording t.. the number of votes cast for
the Presidential ticket, but now that
the factions have smoked the | ipe ol
peace the committee decTded that the
hasis should be tix.-d on the number of
votes allowed the Hon. Richard A.
Wive by the House of Reproisenlntives
In his ??? litest for I he seat held by the
lion. W. A. Young. Dr. vS ise rah
ahead of the Presidential ticket, und
the tolal was swelled b\ the allowance
n ade in his contest.
CongiV! -man Wise is a candid ,t ? for
Ii e no.i.-ilioii. and his fri. n Is b.-li. ve
that bin enauc. s for success aiv tlat
t. ring. Following is the full lexi of a
letter Dr. \\ ise has sent out to Ids sup?
To 111} Republican Friends in the .Sec
aid Congressional District:
Tin- situation of our part} in this dis?
trict demands that 1 say a few words
to you concerning the approaching
nomination of a Republican candidate
First of all lei me thank you for your
snppopl of me. and congratulate you
that we were able to thwart the ;n
Iemp.l ot our opponents to falsify the
returns. There is no reason why. with
loyal co-opera'tion among Republicans
in this district, we cannot continue to]
lave n Republican representative.
A nouiitialing .vmvcutlon has been
call. d. Ii is . ailed by a number of
?ihalrmi n whose authority has mo here?
to I'o re been recognized or admitted by
many of my friends. Still, the question
who are the Republican chairmen ot
the cities and counties composing this
district has gone before -Mr. HaniUl. ]
Chairman uf the Republican National
Committee, and he has recognized the
parties who have made this call.
Knowing the pitiful minority of Re?
publicans in this district represented
by these chairmen their recognition is
naturally provoking to us. Rut it would
be unprofitable to discuss the methods
by which they have itigratitaied them?
selves with the National Committee. 1l
is reasonably certain that in any con
ilict challenging their authority they
would have the support ui the Nation. I
Chairman, and he in turn would be sus?
tained by the National Committee.
It seems folly therefore to ignore
their call, Of to persist in any call
through the real chairmen. All we
could accomplish by such a cu.se
would be the division of the party ami
As a loyal Republican 1 am unwilling
to pursue such a course. In its re?
sults It would aid Democracy and put
us in the attitude of defying the high?
est party authority, and committing
tile same treason which we have so se?
verely denounced in others; To give
such a movement strength siiilieieni to
divide the party vote would involve an
expense far b, yond the- value ..1 an}
result to be- hoped lor. No party aid
could I.... expected, and everything done
would tend to counteract the ellorts of j
the national party uVganiza I ,\.u, and]
place ila.se participating in the el'CoiT
outside ..f the parly pale, if no. as allies
of the 1 lemoeracy.
I am oppose.I to this. For o le. 1 fa?
vor submitting to wrong and outrage
within inv party rather than helping
my political adversaries. Tin- Repub?
lican party is in the majority in this
district, and we are a majority of the
Republican party. With anything short
of outrage we can establish the fail in
any meeting of Republicans, by whom?
soever called: and the period during
which self-constituted guardians can
maintain supremacy here is necessarily
brief, whatever bolstering they may
temporarily secure from outsiders, i.et
us not then be driven into tlio attitude
.My advice to al! Republicans is to
drop all controversy about the author
ity of these chairmen; to participate in
the meetings they have calhd; to at?
tend their Conventions, and there to d -
mand their rights. It will be time
enough lo disCuss our future course if
further outrages are attempted. Until
they tire. let. us hope that there will be
none: If with self-respect we tan se?
cure a united Republican party, let us .
make every effort to do so. and to that i
end let us treat what bus past as past, i
If l am the nominee of tin.- united
.?arly I will run again, and make an- |
. lie r contest for our rights, if we are j
. Heated. I h ave it to you lo say wheth?
er I am emitl. d to this hoiv.r.
RICH A CD A. SVTSE.
There are other candidates in Lite
field for the nomination. Tin y are At?
torney Floyd Hughes, of Norfolk, and
c.lonei John .). Dyer, of Southampton
county. It is also said thai tin- negroes
.will be r< presented by a candidate.
?IllItY I AII.S TO AfillKt.
No Verdict ItP"elicit i n I he < iiBeoT I lie Mute
v,. [.. u. s, iirglH.
The jury in the case of the Common?
wealth vs. L. AI. Sturgis, indicted for
forgery, which has been on trial in
the Corporation Court for the. last four
days, failed to arrive at a verdict.
The ease was given to the jury late
Wednesday evening, and after a delib?
eration lasting an hour court adjourn?
ed till 10 o'clock yesterday morning.
The jurors spent some time in their
room yesterday. They failed to arrive
at a verdict and notified Judge Harham
that it would be impossible for them
to agree. His honor came to the con
elusion that it would be useless to keep
them locked up any longer, and they
were discharged from further attend?
ance upon the case.
It is understood thai the jury stood
10 to 2 for acquittal on the first bal?
lot, and there was no change in the
standing after that.
There are live indictments .against
Sturgis?two for forgery and three for
embezzlement. Upon a request for bad
made yesterday Judge Harham fixed
it is $ir.O in each case.
Sturgis will be tried again at the
September term of court. The next
indictment taken up will probably be
the other charge of forgery.
II f.w lo Keep Cool.
Vi?lt our Soda Fountain frequently,
win-re you gel I lie nicest iced drinks
Plenty of chairs and tables assigned
for the comfort of our lady customer*.
Swiss Krappe is delicious, and out
Orange Hhosphal.es cannot be Improved
on. FRED F. ALT.EN & CO.
The new lot of fever preventive wa?
ter filters have arrived jat Adams'
Adams' Racket Store. Juli-l-tf
" Miles Cleaning Up Every?
thing as He Goes."
BUT LITTLE RESISTANCE
Fueling or Intense KiitisLtclloli luiung Ad
niiiiistt-iit'.oii oillcluiit ?Her lhe Keoult?
TI.ii? Pur Arc..iiii.ll-.il .1 In lhe
I'orto liii-un Ciltti|)alKii.
(Cops right. ISUS, by Associated Press.)
PORT OP PON 013. PORTO RICO.
VIA THE ISLAND OF ST. THOMAS.
ST. 'I ll' '.MAS, I W. I.. July L-J. The
port uf P..nee surrender,.! l.> Com
niander C. iL I >.'i\ i . of the uuxiliai y
gunbonl Dixie. > filer.I There was
no resistance and ilie Americans u rc
welcomed with cut husiasm Major
Gjoneral Miles arrived here ...is tnor -
ing ai das lie.!,; s. itD , l..?eral Ernst's
brigade ami Com ral Wilson's div si ,,,
on board transports. C.enoral Ernst's
brigade immediately started lor the
Ipwn of Ponee. I hive miles inland,
which eai.itulot.ed Mos rooming.
The American trooi s are pn-dOn-- t -
ward ii.. mountains and w.11 loo. G
eta! Henry wilh hi ? hi ide ai Yau, o
v. hich has I., captured iij our troop ..
A iittlii bei'. the latter place oil
Tuesday was woo by the American v 1
u.rs. The Spanish ambushed . ijrhl
companies of the Sixtli Marsaehuselts
and Sixth Illinois regiments, tun the
..! ems was repulsed and driven bad. a
mile to a ridge, where Ho- Span! '-h .- ,v
alry eharged ami wer.ule.l by our
General Garivtson led the light with
Ha- m.-n fr m Illinois and Massachu?
setts and the- en- nr. retreated t.. Yaue.i.
leaving four dead on the Held and sec
eial wound. .1. None of one ic.cn was
killed and only three were- slightly in
juri .1. Tin- wounded are:
Captain Gihon Barrett.
Private .lames Drummoud.
Private II. i'. Cary.
Til.- Porto Rieans are glad tin- Amer?
ican troops have landed and say they
arc all Americans and will join Our
The raids are good for military pur?
poses, inn- tioops ate heal Ity and i en
oral Miles says Hie campaign will be
short and vigorous.
General Miles has issued the follow?
ing proela matlon:
"hi the prosecution of lb.- war
against tec- Kingdom ol" Spain by the
peoph of the United Slates in the cau-e
of liberty, justice and humanity, its
military f.irces have com ? t.. . ccupy t e
island ol" Porto Rico. They come bear?
ing the banners of freedom, inspired by
a'moble purpose, to seek the enemies of
our government and of yours, to destroy
and capture all in armed resistance.
They bring you the fostering arms of
a free people whose greatest power is
justice and humanity to all living with?
in their domains. Hoi. they release
yon from your political lelations. and ii
is hoped Hi.it tili---' will bo follow, .1 by
5, in cheerful acceptai ee of the g o or -
mailt of I lie Cn.ied State?.
??Tit.- chief object of il,,- Aio.-. i. an
military forces will be to overthrow tlie
military army ol' Spain and give the
people of your beautiful isiand the
largest measure of Id,, its' consistent
with ibis military occupation. They
have not ..-,,nie to make war upon the
I.pie of the country, who for cinturies
have beep oppressed, bin on the con?
trary they bring protection, not only to
yourselves, but to your property, pi- -
mote sour prosperity and bestow the
immunities and blessings of our en?
lightenment and liberal institutio s
"It is hot their purpose to Interfere
with the existing laws and customs
which are wholesome and beneficial to
the i.pie. so long as they conform lo
the rub s of the military administration,
ord.-r and justice. Tins is not a war of
devastation and desolation, but one to
give ol! within the control of the mili?
tary and naval fore, s the advantages
and blessings of enlightened civiliza?
WASHINGTON, July 29.?The results
thus far achieved by General Miles,
commander of the army, and Captain
tliggirfsnn, in command of the naval
squadron, in the occupation of Potto
Rico have created a feeling of intense
satisfaction among officials of the ad?
ministration. Information received to?
day directly from General Miles, and
through dispatches of the Associated
Press, was very gratifying to the Pres?
ident and bis advisors. It indicates, ?s
one official expressed it. "Miles is
cleaning up everything as lie goes."
The surrender of Pone.-, practically
without a struggle. Is regarded by the
war ollleials wilh satisfaction, in im?
portance it Is the second city of the
island. It has a population of 22.000
with a jurisdiction numbering 47.<l0n.
White1 nothing definite is known to
the war officials yet of General Miles'
plans for the immediate future, the
statement in his dispatch that the
troops will 'soon bo in the mountain
country is taken to mean that he pro?
poses to push rapidly on toward San
Juan. The lighters taken at Playa
will enable him to speedily land the
troops of the expedition as they arrive.
It is expected that the Spanish forces
will offer no vigorous opposition to lh"
United States troops until San Juan Is
reached. There the great battle in the
capture of the island will be fought
unless in the meantime Spain should
conclude to yield to the inevitable.
REPORTS FROM MILES.
He Tells of an Engagement Between
Americans and Spaniards.
WASHINGTON. July 29. The War
Deparim.nl has received the following
dispatches from General Miles:
"Port Ponce, p.u-to Rico, via St. Thom?
as. July 2?.
"Secretary of War. Washington:
"On the 2t;th GarrotsoiVs brigade had
a spirited engagement on skirmish
line. our casualties, four wounded,
ail doing well. Spanish loss three kill?
ed, thirteen wounded. Vauco occupied
yesterday. Henry's division there to?
day. Last evening Commander Davis,
of the Dixie, moved into Ibis port, fol?
lowed by Captain Higginson with his
Heel early this morning. General Wil?
son, with Ernst's brigade, now rapidly
disembarking. Spanish troops are
retreating for southern pail of Porto
Rico. Ponce has a population of 50,00(1,
now under A.rlcan flag. The pop?
ulace received troops and saluted the
Hag with wild enthusiasm. Navy has
several prizes, also seventy lighters.
Railway shop shortly destroyed now
rebuilt. Cable instruments destroyed.
Have- sent to Jamaica for others. 'Phis
is a prosperous and beautiful country.
The army will soon be in mountain re?
gion: weather delightful; iroops in best
..f health and spirits; anticipate no un
! surmountable obstacle in future. Re?
sults thus far have been accomplished
without the loss? of a single Ufa.
(Signed.) "NELSON A. MILES.
"Port Ponce, Port', nico, July 2S.
"Secretary of War. Washington:
"In the affair of the 2t;th Captain Ed?
ward J. Gibson uns wounded In the
hip. Captain J. 11. Prior, company L.
slightly wounded in hand. Private
.lames Druuiinond, company K. two
wounds in neck, and Private Benjamin
Itostiek. company 1-, slight wound in
rigid arm. all of tin- Sixlh Massachu?
setts, all doing well.
The Spanish retreat from this place
was precipitous, they leaving rilles and
ammunition in barracks ami forty or
fifty i;i V in h -.spit v.l. The pecrl: are
enjoying a holiday in honor of our ar?
(Signed.) "Ml EES."
The Sixth Massachuestts and Sixth
Illinois went to Porto Jtlco on the
AS VIEWED IN ENGLAND.
Editorials in London Papers on the
t Ity Telegraph.1
LONDON. July 3u. -Except upon the
unsettled point of the Philippines, the
main Items of peace term:, were already
d.s. .,nut. d here. Tin- editorials In the
morning papers today generally regard
1 hem "as evidence of a desire on the
I ai t of the United States to treat Spain
generously and to limit, .so far as p i.-s
Ide, the exteiition of America's admin
i uraiivo policies. Spain is naturally
.-.ore. but, tin y point out, she must put
lip wilh the loss of Porto itico and, if
she is advised, she will el se with
the American terms.
Tin Morning Post says: "Since the
I nited Stale:-, have decided to talc- Pot?
to Rico, there is no need io-# ? m , - ?
about Cuba. It must he.-ein now that
the resolution of Congress was an un?
necessary tying of hands. If It were
consistent with justice ami morality Co
annex Porto Rico, it cannot be wicked
nor unjust to annex Cubit.
"The spectacle of a government, after j
a succession of victories, spending da.vs
mi discussing a reply tu a request for
peace terms is a novelty by no means
agreeable. The art of Seeing haw the
wind blows is of very Hille use for di
i cling a -hip In a storm."
Tin- Daily Chronicle Is for the an- |
nexation of the Philippines and thinks |
"it will not be an easy task to bring
Cenernl Merrltt and his men back
with nothing to show but a coaling
The paper says: "We nr.' impatient
with American modesty In believing the
governing of the Philippines loa much
f o- the I nil. d Stales. Ii must be ad?
mitted that a grave danger looms in
German ambitions, but no other power
will object to annexation. England lias
titrendy informed Washington to that
I effect and Europe, with the exception
of Spain and Germany, would have
I L ii relieved if the United States de
I eided vyn direct control of the Philip?
The Standard advises Spain to a.-cept
the terms and is not surprised that the
United States does not intend to annex
the Philippines. It says:
"If German temper had been olllciaU
ly manifested the Philippines would
L.lVe beeil annexed jUSl t. > SllOW thill
Ainorieu was not to be bullied. We
would not be glad if she did annex
Ihem and, in any ease, we do not be?
lieve that she will like ih,- id. a of Spain
; ending the Cuban army to the Phil?
In the Daily -Mail'-'. ..pinion, an in
d. lilllilv of .il JJII.UIIti.Olill to rTUUtl.tilM
, a ihh?iiiii lo $:ir,.iifKi,iino) w ill 1...- de?
manded for lie- loss of I In- Maine.
PONCE AND PI.AYA SURRENDER.
American Flag Hoisted Pending Oc?
cupation by Our Army.
i Hy Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. July 28.?The Navy
Department has posted the following
"St. Thomas, July 29, II. S. S. Massa?
chusetts, Ponce, Purin Rico, July
"Commander Davis, with the Dixie.
Atiuopolls, Wasp and Gloucester, left
i Guanlca July 27 to blockade Ponce and
capture lights for United States army.
City of Ponce and Playa surrendered
lo commander on demand at 1:30 A. M.,
! on July 2S. American tlag hoisted at
ti A. M.. 2Sth. Spanish garrison evac?
uated. Provisional articles of surren?
der until occupation hy army.
"First, garrison to be allowed to re?
tire: second, civil government to re?
main in force; third, police and fire
brigade to he maintained without arms;
fourth, captain of port not to be made
? Arrived at Pom e from Guanlca with
Massachusetts and Cincinnati, General
Miles and General Wilson and trans?
ports at 6:50 A. M.. 2Stlt and commenc
I et I landing army in raptured sugar
j lighters. No resistance. Troops wel?
comed by Inhabitants. Oreat enthusl
I in.hi. Captured sixty lighters, twenty
I sailing vessels and 120 tons of coal.
AN OFFICERS' PATROL.
I General Wood Adopts Precautionary
I Measures at Santiago.
(Copyright. Is'.tS. by Associated Press.)
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. July 2S.?( De?
layed in transmission.)?General Wood,
the military governor, this afternoon
Issued an order establishing an officers'
patrol for the city. The first detail
will make the rounds at l! o'clock in
the evening and the next at 10.
Any officer found In the city without
a written permit from General Wood
will be requested to report to head?
quarters. If he refuses the patrol is
to lake him there forcibly.
General Wood, it is understood, has
taken this precautionary measure ow?
ing to the fact that night before last
a Spanish cavalry officer made, himself
very obnoxious at a i-lub here!'insult?
ing, while intoxkated.severnl American
officers. None of the Americans paid
any attention to him, but later Ihe
Spaniard gut into trouble with some
American soldiers and was locked up
in In- guardhouse for forty-eight
hours. General Wood will report Ihe
case lo General Toral.
APPEAL TO M' K INLET.
Natives of the Philippines Want This
Country to Hold the Islands,
t Rv Telegraph.)
j I.?)NIm i.V. July 29.-Natives of the
Philippine Islands, British subjects who
i have interests there, are alarmed by
tl e reports that the peace terms require
the return of those isla mis to Spain.
I As a result ihey have held a meeting
j le re und, after consultation with the
l Phllippinas In Franec and Belgium,
have cabled to President McKinley and
lo Senator Davis, chairman of the for?
eign relations committee. The message
to President McKinley Is as follows:
"The I'hllipplnts resident in Europe
pray you not to abandon the Phil?
ippine Islands for the sake of peace
wilh Spain. Our loyalty and trust of
tin- honor of America entitle us to your
consideration and support. To hand
ov.-r our country again to Spain is
contrary to the hunianltarlanlsm pro?
ceedings of your noble nation and the
wish of all clauses. Civilization and
order will be lost if Spanish authority
TO BE READY TODAY
Spain May Have Our Answer
LONG CABINET MEETING
Majority of the I'reaWU ui'n AdTtsora Said
tu OppuHe tlie Itelet.tluu of the Phil?
ippines. Ttriua Practically
WASHINGTON, July 29.?Nearly,
live hours' earnest discussion by the
President und his constitutional advis?
ors of the nature of the response to be
made by the government to the Spanish
overture for peace brought no conclus?
ion, and the subject necessarily was
postponed for further consideration at
another meeting of the cabinet to be
held at 111:30 tomorrow morning. Such
was the formal statement of the sit?
uation made at the conclusion of the
day's work by each member of the
cabinet who was questioned upon lh?
subject. A final conclusion, however,
is much nearer than this statement
would seem to indicate, and indeed
there is little reason to doubt that an
agreement has been reached upon all
the substantial points at issue, and that
what remains to he done tomorrow Is
rather to smooth away inequalities and
adjust some very minor points of dif?
ference before making the answer ex?
pected by M. Canibon.
The point under discussion during the
greater part of the meeting was what
disposition should he made of the Phil?
ippines. On the other issues unanimity .
developed. There was to be independ?
ence demanded for Cuba, Porto Kiuo
was to be ceded lo the United States,
coaling stations were to be acquired at
Guam, Uadrone Islands, and one In the
Caroline Islands. These propositions
were disposed of quickly, but when It
came to the Philippines some diversity
of opinion was revealed. As near as can
ba gathered this did not relate mainly
to the retention of the islands. On
that proposition the majority of the
cabinet was speedily recorded in the
negative. Put. accepting tlie broad
propositon that Spain was to be al?
lowed to keep these possessions, other
questions of importance developed, and
it was felt that these must be answered
definitely before the subject could be
disposed or. There was no question as
to the propriety of demanding a coal?
ing station in the Philippines and,
while there reasonably might be a
difference of opinion as to the location
and extent of the station, little diffi?
culty was expected to be found in solv?
ing that problem, because the matter
could be referred to the naval war
board, who are competent to deal with
the subject. The perplexing problem
was what form of government should,
be instituted in the Philippines, and
what should be the nature of the guar?
antee required of Spain that the new
government should be liberal and au?
tonomous in character. These two
questions hinged on the primary decis?
ion to interfere at all in prescribing
a change in the conditions in the Phil?
ippines. Some of the cabinet felt that
the insurgents, under Agulnaldo, hav?
ing acted independently of the United
Stales, from the very beginning of the
insurrectionary movements and having
lately shown a disposition to make
trouble for us, has no moral claim upon
the United Slates in lhe settlement of
the terms of peace. On the other
hand it was urged that our govern?
ment should lose no opportunity to
extend its principles throughout the
world, and that this would be done
best in the present case by requiring
Spain to extend genuine autonomy to
the Philipipnes. It was upon just such
points as this that ihe discussion pro?
ceeded all day.
Admiral Dewey can be called to
Washington later on to consult with
the administration as to the general
situation in the Philippines, the reforms
that arc needed in the present form of
government of the islands, and the lo?
cation that should be reserved for our
coaling station there.
A point which was quickly establish?
ed was that there should be no ref?
erence of any phase of the question of
the disposition of the Islands to any
concert or any individual action by out?
side powers. Another point that was
settled, though there was no formal ac?
tion on it. was that no protest against
the continuance of military or naval
operations pending ihe peace negotia?
tions would avail in the slightest; that
there would be no armistice, no sus?
pension of operations nor any modifi?
cation whatever of present plans until
the Spanish government agreed to the
terms proposed. Incident to the ces?
sion of Porto Rico and the recognition
of Cuban independence by Spain was
the decision that every vestige of the
Spanish government and authority in
the Caribbean and West Indian waters
must be removed, effecting a material
acquisition of numerous islands over
which tlie Spanish flag Hies, one of the
most important of which is the Isie of
Pines. Furthermore, this sweeping
change of authority from Spain lo the
United Stales in our nearby waters is
to be effective also as a quit claim of all
indebtedness assumed by the Spanish
government and charged by her to
those islands, so far as the United
States is concerned, and all commercail
treaties now existing between the
Spanish government and her posses?
sions there and outside powers are ex?
tinguished. Some discussion was held
as to the probability of Spanish accep?
tance of our terms. The views differed,
though it can be stated that several
uf the influential members of the cab?
inet believed that the terms substan?
tially agreed upon would not be agreed
to by Spain at once. While belle.'lng
that the proposition made should In all
reason constitute the minimum to be
considered, some expressed the belief
that Spain would not be immediately
disposed to reach an agreement on
tine factor in the protracted discus?
sion of the Philippine problem was the
absence of advices as lo the existing
sit nation there on ihis date, a point
of considerable importance in the ad?
justment of the question. The uncon?
firmed dispatch reporting that Manila
had surrendered was read and com?
mented on as indicating that definite
action, .villi.nit knowledge of the exact
situation at Mainla, might cause a
statement regarding conditons that did
not exist. The formal papers crystaUs?
ing; the results of the two sessions to?
day will be prepared by tomorrow. A
final vote will then be had and the an?
swer of this government is likely to
be communicated to Spain before night?
The War Department expects an
easy conquest of Porto Rico and. not?
withstanding Ihe oveitures for peace
made by Spain, the war will be pros?
ecuted vigorously in that island.
The belief is general in the War De?
partment that General Merrltt has lan?
ded in Manila, though no cable infor
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