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NEWPORT NEWS, VA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 181)8.
p I > I Q~p SINGLE COPY, TWO GEN TS
ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
THIS Cim CHOICE
Republicans Will Support Dr.
Charles for Congress.
LEADING MEN FAVOR III
His Name Will He ruined Iterore the n.
folk Coi.vei.ltuti Next \\ t ?I,oh.lay.
I>r. Itlehlir.l A WIh.Ch
Newport News w.lace a e.indidalr;
before the Republican Congros*iui.;il
Convention of district, which will
be h.-ld in Norfolk Wednesdav S-n em.
ber 7. '
This candidate will lie Dr. .losepi
Charles, a practicing physician, wb
has hecn a resident of Newport N-w
for tin- last lilteeij years. While tin
nine delegates from this city go to in.
convention iminstructed. it is knowi
thai they will support Dr. Charles t.
a man. and it is certain that the War?
wick county delegates will also eo f,?
Dr. Charles is well known in politic.-,
circles. Last spring la- headed the Re?
publican municipal candidate lor may?
or, and a few months prior t.. that tit
he was an applicant for lho nppoin
ment as collector of east.uns for ti
port, lie lii-st launched into pobti
some years ago when he ran against
City Treasurer .1. M. Curtis for ireasu
rer of Warwiek county. Dr. Charles >
an ardent Republican and is universall
popular bath as a physician and cili
It is now patent that Congressman
Richard A. Wise will not !?. ,|?.
tu e of his party. In his own sfrongln.i
he seems to have been outgeneral d
at..) delegates were elected win, oppose
Iiis candidacy on Ha- lb-publican ticket,
it is apparent that his faction has eith?
er I si strength or interest throughout
the district. I b.w.-v. r. it is likelv ihn.
lie will permit Iiis name to I, ? plai ,-.l be.
fore t he convention.
Other Republicans are spoken of as
candidates for the nomination, promi?
nent aniojig them being Colonel .lohn
.1. Dyer, of Smihampton county: At?
torneys Kloy.l Hughes and Hugh Mil?
ler, of Norfolk, and i 'aplitin 1 lolland.
Windsor. Isle ,,f Wight county:
present Cat.tain Holland is at Jacks
ville. Fla., in .-,.inn,and of a comp;,
belonging to Ihe Fourth Virginia re
ment. It is thought lie will make
popular candidate with the masses.
So far very little int.-r.st lias be
manifested in this city over the coming !
el.-clioti. Neitli.-r the Democrats i
tlte Republicans have opened the cam?
paign. It was expected that Hon". W
A. Voting, the Den.ratio eaudidat
for Congress, would have mad ? at I.-a t
one address in the town by this lime.
It may be that the Democrats think
they have a walkover or they do r.ot
wish to show their hand till tin- Reptil,,
lieans place a candidate in the Held.
MUST GET NINETY VOTES.
The numb, r ..f votes necessary tot- .
choice is ninety. The delegates al
ready elected in Opposition to the Wisa
forces is eighty and if Norfolk Cits
gives Bow den its support, as liter.- i
every reason to believe, as the war.
ward meetings across tic- water I .s
night was a sweeping Bow,leu victory
there will be 107 anti-Wise \.s.
The returns fr on tl.her two eitie.
and tic- counties of the district tha
base already elected their delegate* I
the convention to*be held next U'c.tn.
day show the follow:
Isle of Wight. i>.
Total, fill. _
Th.-t-e is ,,..w no doubt that the R ?
dell people Will llUVC .tllOUgll delegU
at the convention to elect their cltoi
provided tin- anti-Wise .pic center
a candidate, and this will probably
At a meeljng of the District t :?
gressional Committee, of which Mr.
L. Burroughs is chairman,, held so
lime ago. it was unanimously tesol\
Whereas, it is an open secret that
elections in litis district have for man
years been honey-combed with fraud
of the most flagrant character, and that
thousands of honest ballots have be
thrown out to accomplish the defeat
the Republican party, and thereby dis?
franchising the Republican voters . f
the district, and moreover it is not be?
lieved that our parly law ever for a
moment contemplated making such dis?
honest returns a guide for representa?
tion in a Republican convention, there?
fore be it
Resolved. That this committee, in tit.
interest of fairness, deem it emincntlj
proper to adopt as a basis of represent?
ation in the convention called to nomi?
nate a candidate for Congress, the vot
which the present Republican House .
Representatives have declared by it
decision to be correct in the contest
election lately passed upon by it.
This decision will make the conven?
tion composed of 17S delegates, dividt
up as follows: Charles City county. (
Isle of Wight county, 9: James Cii
county. r>; Nansemond county. 20: W.n
wick 'county. 6: York county. r.: N >
folk City, 27: Portsmouth City. P
Newport News City, 11; Williamsburg
Cilv. 2: Southampton county. 11: P
cess Anne county. 10: Surry county.
Elizabeth City county. 12; Norfolk
The following deeds have been admit?
ted to record in the clerk's otllee of th.
W. E. Puckelt & Stin to E. S_. Robin?
son, trustee: consideration. $171.4:'.
The Old Dominion Band Company t.
W. P. Wilson, et als.: consideration.
W T. Stephenson, et als., to W.
Moss, trustee: consideration. $3<>Q.
C. II. Coffer, et us., to T. H. Parra
mnre: consideration, $?00.
The Central Band Company, et als.,
to Lehn liaughan; consideration, $Si>.
W. II. Daves et ux. to E. J. Collins;
A. S. Segar, trustee, to T. E. Moran;
Kentucky <:..ck out <>r the Deck.
The battleship Kentucky, which has
been in the dry dock for the last few
days, having her propellers placed in
positioffand a coat of paint put on her
bottom, was yesterday morning Heat?
ed out of the basin and moored along?
side the crane' Hercules to have, her
conning tower put- on.
DuSTey"s Malt Whiskey SO cents pc-:
bottle. Other case goods in proportion
. anally Liquor Store. au30 -lm
AT WUKK (IN THK IX>UK.
allllliuinth ICiihIii Now I nilrr Course of
Work mi the mammoth dry (lock
which Mr. C.Iiis ]\ Huntington will
builtl :tt the yard of iho Newport Nov. s
Shipbuilding and toy Dock Company
at a cost or $1.000.000 has commenced
in earn.-st and t..r tin- next year
the great basin wdl be under construc?
The dock now in use at the shipyard
is tin- only one in the 1'nited States
large enough to receive the lug ships of
the American line. In fact, it win take
anything alloat in American waters e>:
o.-pt I he battleships of the navy. This.
however, will . be discontinued when
tiie new dock is completed. When tiu
islied the new dock will be
caiialde of accommodating two or the
largest battleships alloat. ..tie in front
of the other, an important considera
t ion in the event of war.
The plans for the dry .lock were pre?
pared by Hie general superintendent of
the Newport News Shipbuilding ai d
I try 1 'ock Company. Mr. Walte,- A.
I V.s t.
Tin- basin will be San feel long with
a lue:,.lib if SO feet at the bottom aial
1 IX feel at the top. Tile depth Will lie
!1 I'e.-i s inches front the top of lie- sill.
:;i\ine' ::| i-| feet water ill low tide.
The kce| blocks will extend live feet
above the bottom. enabling vessels
drawing-ill 1-1 fee. of water to enter the
Tlw entrance will be 108 feet wide it
the top are! SO fed at the bottom, with
granite and c cu r -to casements. A
gate like that of the present dock, with
engines and pumps r.> empty ami float
It out of the way. will I?. a feature.
The bottom will be of stone and con
trance at eac h side. There wiTT he a
Ii:.f piles, six in width, d iwn tic- con
tor f the basin, on which the keel
blocks wiil lest, whi!.1 each side .,f
this will I..- a row or four piles, for the
docking keel blocks to rest upon.
sides of the basin with cross bars for
lite purpose of thoroughly strengthen?
The Sides of the llOek will be ootle
shaped concrete walls. with granite
facings. At the bolt mi. there will also
be concrete with granite facings, laid
upon rows of idles with connecting
cross stringers of huge timbers in both
It v.ill require six -months. to-m?-fc?>
thc excavations far this immense basin
and it is hardly possible fnat the dock
Will be completed Utldor IWOlVC mOUltlS.
11 will be located Very near and just
to tin- north of the present dock.
Wiih these two dry docks tile New?
port News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company will be thoroughly equipped
,t . handle anv of the merchant or war
vessels at any time. While no state?
ment, of course, can be obtained to th -t
effect, it is understood that Mr, Hunt?
ington has received assurances that his
big dock will be liberally patronized by
the government wh.-n its v. ssels are in
these waters. ?
icu; clitcus cmiisti.
V.pnugn anil Sells" ItrothnrM Will Show
In TIiIh Clly in OcloloT.
??The Croat Adam Foropaugh and
Sells ttrothers. America's Greatest
Shows Consolidate.!." will spread their
canvas in Newport News before the
season closes. This is probably the
great.st circus in the world und the
fact thai it will show in Newport News
augurs well tin- city's standing in the
United States, as only towns of the
first rate are visited.
Yesterday the advance agent of the
slam was in tit. city and contracted
with the Old Dominion Land Company
for a site . :i which to give Iwo exhibi?
tions i ti Monday. . ictob. i :'.. Tie- tract
of bird s. cat -1 between Warwici; sA\d
Jefferson avenues and Twenty-ninth
and Thirty-fourth streets was selected.
Arm j . aa .its were also made fo
furnishing supplies for the horses and
oth- :? animals in tin- circus.
The cir.-us will arrive here on Sun
dav. i icloI ber 2.
r.oo l, M..> ?... :? Clio >?
Tic correspondent of the Ittchcaond
Times at Camp Cuba Ubie te'.igraphed
Hi. following i., bis paper Monday
"l have learned from very good au
Ihot ty. i utsl.1, of this i.r.etide. that
Governor Tyler lias telc'rapheu to Col?
onel 'i....!r asking mm what the sen?
timent of the Fourth regiment was in
regard to going to Cuba. The same in?
formant tells me thai Colonel Taylor
replied that all the otlicers and a ma?
jority of the men were in favor of going
to Cuba. It Seems to be settled, there?
for.-, that the governor will recommend
to the Washington authorities that the
Fourth regiment be retained in the ser?
Miiy Kstalilt.h a lVrmttnent Cnmp Here.
Newport News may he made a per?
manent camp and the has.- of supplies
for the army. Efforts arc being exer?
ted to have this city designated by the
War Department as a base of supplies
and it is hoped it wiil prove success?
ful. At the next regular meeting or
the Business Men's Association this
matter will be taken up and discussed
at length. Ii is understood that prom
inetiil officers in the army aprpove of
this city as a base of supplies.
Will Succeed sir. K. ClirlxSlnn.
Fireman Joint Darlington has b.^en
elected by the Hoard of Fire Commis?
sioners to su,-co, .1 Mr. 10. Christian as
driv.-r at the lire department. Mr.
Christian tendered his resignation re?
cently to accept a position as superin?
tendent or the new pier built by the
old Dominion Laud Company. Mr
Darlington lias been a member of lib?
erty Fire Company No. 1 for sonic time.
The position pays a salary oi' $00 per
The folliwing cases were disposed of
in the Police Court yesterday by Jus?
tice J. D. G. Brown:
Peter Varrishby, disorderly conduct;
lined $4 and costs.
Alfonso Bulwer, disorderly conduct;
tilled and costs.
John Gurwln, drunk; fined $2 and
Albert Hackett (colored), drunk; fined
$2 and costs.
William Parker (colored), petit lar?
ceny; sixty days in jail.
Henry Byrd (colored), peace bond in
the sum of $00.
Mosey King, petit larceny, fifteen
days in jail.
1'itrrolK for Sh1?. .
Best Mexican birds from $2 up. Ap?
ply on board the British steamer Di ra
niore. at Chesapeake & Ohio coal pier.
Apply at once as the steamer will leave
port this (Wednesday) evening. It
Do not loose sleep when a 10c bottle
of "No Mosquite" will drive away' ev
;ery mosquito. FRED P. ALLEN &
CG. - aug-lOtl-w
WANTS U.ul OFFICER
Colonel E. W. Huffman Ap?
plies for an Instructor
IN MILITARY TACTICS
Cominnmlailt Trolli tin; Kcglllitr Army flluy
Ott Be Uetullrtl to Duly lit tlie N ? pi.rl
News AI Hilary Academy.
Colonel E. W. Iluffiiuin, principal ..f
te Newport News Military Acaileuvy.
lias tiled a formal application with the
Secretary of War asking thai a United
States regular army ollicer he detailed
to duty as an instructor of military
tactics and commandant of his acudo
If the War Department assigns an of.
tieer to the academy the school will at
once lie recognized hy the government,
and in the event of another war its
graduates will he recognized when irtey
apply for commissions in i ho volunteer
army. Some of the leading citizens of
the town will strike hands with Colonel
Huffman and aid him in ins effort to
secure the commandant he desires. Seii
aiors Daniel and Martin. Congressman
Itlchard A. Wise and the other repre?
sentatives from this Stale in Congress
will lie urged to use their influence in
behalf of the Newport News Military
Newport News figured conspicuously
in the 11 ispano-American war. Oiie
merchant vessel was converted into a
hospital ship and several coastwise
steamers were transformed into men
of-war at the shipyard here, to say
nothing of the other work executed for
the government. In naval affairs t!,e
city becomes prominent, and now i; is
proposed to give the town a place in
army affairs. The sending of an army
officer to Newport News means a great
deal for the city, and it is believed that
if the proper effort is made an ollicer
will be detailed to duly at the loc;.l
Probably never before has the value
_j_,fthoi ough , military traifiing been
so ,1,-epTy* miiTroTisT-.THi-.-:: trie minds . f
the officials of the War Department and
pc ,ple in general. It is well known that
there are incompetent officers now in
the service and the soldiers have been
forced to suffer many privations and
hardships on account of the incompe?
COL.. K. W. 11U tre'.WAN WHIMS.
Ilm Blumige to IM hh ItrrWer Xakrs Place
Colonel Edward W. Huffman, princi?
pal of the Newport New.j. Military
Academy, anil Miss Jennie Brewer,
daughter of Mr. lt. L. Brewer, of Suf?
folk, were married last night at 3:30
o'clock, at the residence of the grille,
No. KIT West End. ^
Owing to the illness if the VrrVT.'e
father the wedding was a quid affair,
and was only witnessed by the close
friends and relatives of the couple.
After a visit to the northern cities
Colonel and Mrs. Huffman will return
to Newport News. and will be "at
home" in their friends aft.-r September
The bride is one of the most attract?
ive young ladies of Suffolk, and the
groom is a well known educator of
Virginia, being the principal of the mil?
itary academy of this city.
ANOTIIKIt WIIOL.KSAI.K UKOCKICV.
Western Company I'lircluiM* m a Slteon
Which to Kree.t Handing*.
The Scioto Grocery Company, of
Bluelield W. Va., and CnlUcothe. O..
w ill establish a wholesale grocery house
in Newport News.
Yesterday a deal was closed for a site
embracing four lots situated near the
tracks of the Chesapeake <& Ohio rail?
way company, in the vicinity of Twen?
ty-third street. On this site the com?
pany will erect several large buildings.
The grocery business will be conducted
on a large scale. It is proposed to send
out commercial men fj "drum up"
trade in the surrounding counties.
it is rumored that an ies factory will
also be established in ihis city in the
near future, and it is known that there
are several deals on foot for the pur?
chase of sites on which new industries
will be established.
Old Colored Woman in Trouble.
Mary Dixon. an old colored woman,
who resides in Bloodfield, is in a "peck
of trouble." It seems th it she lived
with another colored woman named Sa?
rah Jones. The two had a dispute as
to the ownership of some clothe, that
Were hanging on a line in their back
yard. Mary Dixon went to Justice
Henry F. Jones, and she says his wor?
ship told her to take the clothes that
belonged to her. This she claims she
did, and the Junes negro swore out a
warrant against her charging her .vith
petit larceny. The case came up before
Justice Jones and he fined her $2."aj and
costs. Now Mary says she h. out in
cash besides the clothes, and she thinks
she is in "hard lines."
Frank King, a negro who was artv.-t
ed Saturday night by County Policemen
Phillips and Williamson on suspicion aa
a highwayman, was given hearing lie
fore Justice Henry F. Jones yesterday
and sent on to await the action of the
county grand jury. It is supposed that
King is one of the men whj has been
operating on the Briarfield read.
Alleged I'aatiiffice Kohlxtra Held.
A dispatch receiver by the Daily
Press last night from Norfolk says:
"Chares Him, James Johnson, John
O. Dandrell and James W. Thompson,
alleged poslolfice robbers, were given
a preliminary hearing by Catted States
Commissioner Ackiss today on the
charge of robbing the BramhKion. \V.
Va.. postomcc, August lo. The three
first named were identified by the post?
master as having been saen about the
time of the robbery. John W. Turner,
a Lynchburg grocer and liipior dealer,
testified that these three divided a large
quantity of stamps in his place August
13, and they sold them it aO. 7fi and CO
cents on the dollar. All three were sent
on to the grand jury, Thompson being
discharged, but as he and the three oth?
ers are charged with robbing the post
offices at Virginia Beach in] Plymouth.
N. C. he was remanded. The Plymouth
case will be heard tomorrow."
These men are also suspected of hav?
ing robbed the Old Point postoillce sev?
eral weeks ago.
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning
and Dying Establishment. 8". suits of
clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and -repaired, and made to
look like new. 3105 Washington av?
enue . aug-10-tf
I'It AI 31-: NKtVFORT NEWS.
Cliptllln of mi Eitittot* Company LuiuIh the
I'eopte ofTlilH City.
The Pooria. (Ills.). Herald, of Augmt
2i. rontains the following::
"Captain E. D. H^*Couch, of Ootn
liany I., likes the people of Newport
News. r11 a letter to his mother lie
writes interestingly of the soldiers' stay
at this place. The letter fellows:
" "Lexingt in. ICy., August 21. IS'.is. -
Dear Mother: I received your letter just
as we were leaving Newport News and
have not had time to write since, uatil
" 'We all were sorry to leave Nowpot t
News. t)f all the places that we have
been at we never had the treatment
that we received while then-. The pe >
pie seemed to act as though they -felt
that they could no't do enough for tic
soldier hoys. They furnished ns with
ice water all the time and meals for th
sick, and would take the sick hoys into
their homes and take care of them and
do every thing possible for them.
" 'Tiie men appreciated tie- trealinct t
and behaved themselves nicely. We
will ali look back to our stay then- with
" "Newpart News is situated at the
mouth of th,- .lames river, where ii
empties into the ocean. The river is
seven miles wide. We had splendid
bathing and fishing. The boys would
lind lots of oysters and it was sp -ft
catching the big sea crabs. We had
devil crabs every day for dinner. Tier,
are so many points of interest there
?Fort Monroe. Hampton I toads. N ir
folk. Portsmouth. Ocean View. Virginia
, Beach. The last two are summer re?
sorts. We were camped next to the
immense shipyards where they arc
building tiie battleships Keafsnrge,
Kentucky and Illinois.
" 'Tin- Illinois is a large ship and
when completed will be- on.- of the fin?
est ships in the world. On our trip
here we passed through some line
scenery ihr-ugh the stales of Virginia
and West Virginia. Some of tiie
scenes in the mountains were grand.
We arrived here all safe after thirty
hours' journey. This is a pretty line
town. We arc camping about three
miles and a hall' from town, about a
hall' mile from the Frankfort road, in a
hundred acre Held. The grass is line.
The bumble 1.s are ah ait as thick as
the blades of grass. I got, into a niisl
of them yesterday, my horse was stu- g
several times and 1 was also all ov r
my back'and arms. - 1 was a sight as
my horse came tearing up the hill with
in.- beating the bees off with my hat.
The boys gave mo a great laugh, but
1 got hac'.: " them today, as the guard
got into a uesi o,' laem while thayjj^e
f rming guard mount and it was laugh-T
'? -We do not know how long- we wiil
remain hen-, but the Impress! >n sei ms
to be that vve will soon he mustered out
.1 the service, but hope we will get a
chance to see some foreign countries
before we are. Well, mother, will i-ny
good bye; am in good health and hope
you ali are the same. Good bye.
" 'Yours lovingly,
" E. H. D. COUCH.' '"
Miss Ll'liie Wilt, of Alexandria, is the
guest of .Mrs. George (". Connell, on
Mr. Clifford Branch has returned
from a week's visit to his parents in
isle of Wight county.
Miss Lena P. I ley wood left here yes?
terday morning to attend a teachers"
meeting in Gloucester county.
Miss Anna Hundley, of No. 2?I 1 La?
fayette avenue, is visiting friends ami
relatives in Gordonsville, Va.
Miss Gertrude Blanche Didlake lefi
yesterday morning for a two weeks"
visit to friends and relatives in Rich?
Miss Jessie Bailey, of Richmond, who
has li.-.-n the guest of Miss Bessie
Stringfiold for the last few weeks, re?
turned to Richmond Monday evening.
'ib.- oyster shuckers of this vicinity
are protesting against tin- proposed re-,
duction in the price per gallon, from 111
and 2>i cent to 111 cents.
Miss Mary Vallctte Dickinson, form?
erly of Atlanta, (la., but now residing
in New York, is on a visit to her sister.
Mrs. Wm. R. Koch.
W. A. Shaw, the well known colored
merchant, returned yesterday from the
mountains, whither he went several
weeks ago on account of ill health.
Miss Belle Johnson, of No. 12.1 Thir?
ty-fourth street, has returned from a
visit to Richmond. She was accompa?
nied by Miss Hat tie Hill, who will be
As will be seen by an advertisement in
another column. Naomi Lodge. No.
II. Daughters of Rehekah. will give a
trolley party to Buckroe Beach tomor?
The Ladies' Aid Society, of the Chest?
nut Avenue M. l-:. church, have present?
ed a very handsome purse to the Rev.
M. S. Oolonna, Jr.. who will leave for a
week's vacation in Southampton county
Mr. W. G. Hughes, who has been con?
nected with the government draught?
ing department, has been transferred
for duty in Hie office of naval intelli?
gence, in Washington. He left for
Washington last evening.
Mr. George W. Wilson, who was older
clerk of the government construction
department at the shipyard until last
November, died Sunday in the Brook?
lyn hospital. He was fifty-six years o(
age and well known here, where he had
Tin- first vessel to tie up at the new
pier of the iah] Dominion Land Compa?
ny, til tiie foot or Twenty-tilth street,
is the schooner Watchful, which arrived
here Saturday and went alongside yes?
terday morning. She is unloading an?
thracite coal, which is being hauled lo
I'm- yard of Monday & Cbnard.
Mr. J. .1. Powell, aged -12. died yester?
day morning at 1 o'clock at his home in
East End. with congestion of the lungs
The funeral will take place* this
morning at 10 o'clock at tiie Chestnut
avenue Methodist church.
Mr. L. H. Sturgis. proprietor of the
Metropolitan Hotel, has given notice
that he will make application at the
next term of the Corporation Court for
a license to open a saloon ia his hat si.
It is probable that the application' will
The water supply was cut off last
night from 11 to ? o'clock the? morning
to enable workmen to repair two pipes.
It was intended by the Newport News
Light and Water Company to cut the
water supply off Monday night, but the
work of repairing the pipes could not
be don.c- on account of the inclement
SOLDIERS INSULT WOMEN.
SAVANNAH,CA.. Aug. 20.?A Bruns?
wick, Ga., special to the Morning News
"Section Foreman Hartman, his wife
and his sister. Miss Carrie Headley. of
Everett, were insulted by a party of
soldiers near their home last night.
They were watching the First Ohio
regiment go through to Huntsville,
when some of the privates timd; coarse
remarks to them. They retreated to
their home and the soldiers iollowed
Two of the soldiers fired tit Hartman.
Hartman and the women folks returned
the fire, wounding two soldiers, one se?
Major General to Be Called
v cs1iK.it inn to Jto Mit.I.- 11
N?'ivs|tn|titr Col rctpmidetit
War l>tt|>tirtlii<tnl llispi
Iteming on 1 !..- t us.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 3D.?When Gen?
eral Miles returns to Washington he
will it.' asked for tin explanation of i
?cut interviews appearing with him ami
ilic publication of certain tlispatches
which the War Department has not
made public. Whether the investiga?
tion will take lite course of a military
court ..I" inquiry or of a private inter?
view between the President, the sec?
retary of War and General Aides, re?
mains yet to be s. en.
Until the arrival of General Miles the
War Department Will not discuss the
matter. Secretary Alger says thai the
department will not etiler into any con?
troversy with its subordinates, aad lie
feeling General Miles during his ab
The department is of the opinion that
General Miles made public the dispatch?
es of the secretary. General Shatter
and himself, published this morning.
Such action it regards as a le ach ?l
military regulations, tun no military
court cab secure proof that General
Miles made public'the dispatches if he
and the person to whom they were fur?
nished refuse to give the information,
as several military trials hate made ii
s.-ttlc,I law that no military court'ean
compel a civilian to testify if h,. does
tea want to. General Miles also may
lie called to account for the interviews
with him, and unless disavotved. they
would place him in the uttitudi of crit?
icising his superior officers, and subject
'aim to military discipline.
The publication of the dispatches to?
day, taken together with previous in?
terviews in the Kansas Citv Star, were
the topi,- of conversation .among officers
of tip- War Department, and already
th.-i e is a-disposition by some to take
sid'sin the matter while oilers do
plorT'?e .M.nT*r.= i*us.ii.s.tvu.Jijig lo lower
the t..f tko*- .my and do TVrepTTrTPi
hie damage lo ,ne service. It is expec?
ted the controversy will extend lo both
houses of Congress, and ii is feared will
have an adverse effect upon legislation
which will be asked to belter the ar.?.y.
It is generally understood that the reg?
ular force w ill hat .- to be largely In?
creased, at least until the conquered is?
lands are disposed of, and ii is feared
that legislation In this direction will
be hampered by tint inevitable contro?
versy between the Secretary of War
ami the general commanding the army.
FORMING A COXFUDKl'.AfY.
Salvador. Honduras and .Vicangra t ,
v/ Become a fid in.
(Correspondence of Ass.minted Press.)
.MANAGUA. NIC Ali AUG A Am.-.
IVThc convention assembled at Munagini
acy t., consist of the ,i aff SalVno r
Honduras and Nicarauga lias agio ii
upon 12 of the im arti. I s. it h s be ,:
agreed that the name .a the canfe.l r
(/icy shall he ''the United Slat s of i' n
Tito divisions arrived al are as o
what the people and tin- states shall
not do. not what the people ha.ve c h
eetled to the government of fa United
States of Central America. They ?!<>
?iure that there shall In.loath p. t
w-ilty enforced by anv state aad ihat i o
stale shall cede anv of its territory.
They bridle the liberty of the pic.-.- a *,|
of public declarations at" opinions ad?
verse to i he government.
The work will not 1.omplet.t l en, it
ah .in November 1st.
'I'he diet of (lie greater republic c"
Central America has asked the govern?
ment of Nicarauga for all dociini. nts
in its archives relating to thee nsfin -
tion of an inter-oceanic canal a r .s
Nicarauga. for lite purpose, as El Lib?
eral (government daily newspaper!
says, of "investigating ilic reasons wi-.y
the United States of North America ap?
pear to have decided to construct the
Tin- Ni .urn ii gart gov.rnmer.l recent 'j
mpris.ned several person.; from Been
mil Granada suspected of opposing
I government. The auth .ritics app to
j/lie in constant apprehension o: r v..lit
Only a few days ago. accord ins t
El Liberal of July :'?(). several y nit
men from Ibis city were called befott:
? inquisition on suspicion of ploiiing
i-.-i-ol.ition and some of them tv-r.
itenced to the penitentiary.
MATTriltS AT CAMP MEADE.
Tennessee Private to Be Courtm irl in! d
CAMP MEADE, MTDDLETOWN"
PA.. Aug. 30.?Omoy Eat;.in. privat ?
Company 11. Sc. ..ml Te. was
brought here today from Memphis. II
is charged with desi?r_tinn ana v. ill la
iiried by oourtihnrtinl.
s.Tlu- muster-out rolls of lie- Sixih
Pennsylvania have hen prepared a.,
the regiment is awaiting ordt rs to tin \
to Mount Gretna to he mustered out
Major Stringfellow . Fourth Miss.e.;. i
and Lieutenant Colonel Wagai Th'ni
Missouri, members of the court inarti i
which tried Dr. Duncan. TtvtTtiy-s :<?
ond Kansas, for desecrating the gt'nv t
of Confederate soldiers, reached ( ami
Mcr.dc today ami confirmed t .?? story
that the young surgeon had been im.
I prisoned for two niaivths instead oi fi ?
r/years as has been rep a tel.
The Twelfth Pennsylvania regime;,!
nur in today from Camp Alger ami
as followed tonight by ihe Eighth
ennsylvania. The Seventh iitire :
as been ordered lo Springst! id t" bt
A Si ILDIEU MURDERED.
A I.TOON A. PA.. Aug. lliX?Sob?t rs
passing through Altocna I. II a sti ingit
story regarding the death of Quar. ?<
master Georg;. P.. Franks, of Oomp.v y
G. Twelfth New "i ok regiment. T
regiment is encamped at Chattan ng.i
Because of lie death of three hespi;
patients, after drinking milk sold by
negroes living in the neighborhood, tr.
iiuartermaster of Company G w u:la
not allow the negroes t . sell anything
to his company. Friday night n gan
of negroes caught Franks outside . I'
tile camp grounds and after beating
him nearly to death, threw him und
a passing railroad train. Since then
the guards have been ordered to shoot
any negro who attempts to pass the
UNLEY IN CLEVELAND.
.11 Pav :i Graceful Tribute lo the
"ELAND, l"1.. Aug. SO.?While
ni McKinley very much desired
more than a brief visit to his
no in Canton, lie Ilntls that the
if bis Olli, e are such that he Will
Keil to cut his visit there to a
ni|> at Mi
If as to the condition of af
11?! truth of the reports that
mil contact with the men.
etil ial part v will be at ' lol
T. Herrick's residence. "The
on Eni li.l Heights, in tliis
Thursday morning, .when
from Canton to New Volk
ade ever the Pennsylvania
ting from Canton .luring I He
if Thursdav. president and
liley. the hitter's maid and
etit. will accompany
to New York
ling President and
it' 1 a lino
ictihg as une of the
President and Mrs.
nd Mrs. Herrick,
.Hary Ha v. Assisl
elyotl, Mrs M. A.
ss the boule
;tV home did
of tools, etc.
.gel her. pur
I [hat Justice White would see
TdcttrMo. accept the appoint
ITO N'ATP iXAL Hl'AUD.
LAND, ci.. An.;. :m. XTaJor
Hav.s. son of the late Prcsl
volunteer officer that served in both the
c "id.an am! Porto Klean campaigns,
am! who is accompanying President
McKinley en his present trip, has pro?
posed a plan to the ehi-f executive
looking toward the reorganization o!
the national guard under military law.
The pirni provides that the President
shall a,? point an adjutant general for
1 in each state as
-, and that all of
shall be nomina
?s j? the various
the ditliculty expo:
rd was . ailed into service for
ilith war would be.obviated.
Haves when asked what he
of the . barges of starvation
? regiments at the front said:
at me. Do I look starved? I
the same rations as the sol?
id have grown lleshy on that
Hayes was attired in a brown
uniform of a field officer and
s brown as his suit and as rug
.1 up in 'cooks
If !?? d l \ bid im si ?-?at l i
iw it a case of "cooks and home
I.' 11: 11 crippled : be at my and
MAY AT P MIT, A DELPHI A.
a.porl of the Commission Which Went
to Porlo Rico on the Yacht.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 20.?The
acht May, which arrived in this city
..lay from Porto Rico via Newport
.Vws. brought Hie report, of the repre
?nta i:. ot t in- Nut i.mal Relief Com
lission. ox-minister to Italy William
?otter. William Van Renssalaer. Louis
'. Vniuixtm and Dr. < i. Graff, who
.?ehI "..? Porto Rieo to superintend the
ist riled ion of Hi.- supplies sent to I he
Afi i- giving details of lite distribution
f Ha- supplies, the report says:
"'ill aim. st .very instance we found
he army surgeons most anxious to
nit c al their disposition money for the
.urehayo of the needed luxuries for the
Sek, such as fresh milk, ice (when ob
aiuabl-) ami canned goods, and we are
tavo been able to meet the demands
? Th. re ar. about lfi.Oon American sol?
le is it-. Port.. Ri. o. and ,,n the day of
?in- departure: August 22. there were
... ? V I . a men on the sick lisi. Df this
mmbev one-half were cases requiring
irompt ami careful treatment.
".Ml medical authorities in the army
n Pen.. Rico agree that the sick list
s increasing, and that an alarming
?nnditiim may he expected unless the
?Vai Department promptly arranges
!mtracks for IIa- army of occupation
imt.? y pi ca leas additional
ransports Mir- hospital ship Relief be?
ug insufficient) to remove such of the
?.ick as can be safely transferred home,
i he c.iiivalcsi cuts and those inorvalod
by climatic conditions. R is impossible
t"or pier: from a northern climate to re?
in.or..i- ia a tropical country during
its mosl tir.hcaUhful seasan."
At aciicd "... the report is a'letter from
Geivrai Miles thanking the commis?
sioners on behalf of the army for the
applies, anil for a big consignment of
Vmoricnn flags: also a letter from Col?
or I Gl ee nleaf, expressing thanks for
in- gift of an ice-making machine.
Till'. NEW ORLEANS AT PONCE.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.?Captain
I 'olger reported to the Navv D. part?
ium; the arirval of the New Orleans at
Pom e. Port.. l;i, o. yesterday. She will
??orvo as tic.. Ilagship of Admiral Sc'mcv
while la. is on duty with the Porto tti
A i.g the vessels placed out of com?
mission today'were Hi.- Nanttickot, the
Chk.kasnw and the Cheyenne, at Pat
Royal, am! the Maple at Vorloik.
LEXTNGTON MAN DEAD.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., Aug. 20.?
.-sydney P. Senseney, of Lexington, V.l.,
member of troop L, Second Onjtej1"
States cavalry, who was brougjjjrt \ \
Jfrom ('.imp Wikoff, died today
rial fever. ... v
General Merritt and Staff
Leave for Paris.
OTIS ACTING GOVERNOR
Admiral llewey Ilecllne? to Parintt
lusting SteumcrH to Itmuuie Run.
nlng. I iiHurgeut Leader
tiiieH to Hone; Knng.
MANILA. B111B1PPINE ISLANDS.
Aug. 30.?-The United States transport
China left lu re today having on board
Major General Merritt and his staff.
I"!ie General is bound for Paris, where
ne will take pan in the Spanish-Ameri?
can peace conference. Major General
'>ii> is acting governor of Manila. Gen?
erals Greene and Babcoek. with their
staffs, are bound for Washington.
Opacible. the insurgent leader, Is go?
ing to Hong Kong in order to confer
with the junta there. He will receive
Aguinaldo's final instructions by cable.
Agonillo. another of the Insurgent
L aders, is going to Washington.
it is considered probable that the in?
surgent junta of Hong Kong will send
a delegate to the Paris peace confer
Aguinaldo remains at Baker.
Hundreds of unarmed insurgents vis?
ited Manila yesterday. Rear Admiral
Dewey has declined to permit the
coastwise steamers to resume running,
pending a settlement of the Philippine
General Rios, the Spanish governor
of tile Viscayas Islands, is reported to
have proclaimed himself governor gen
eral of the Spanish dominions in the
Philippine islands, and to have Invited
ilic adherents of Spain to rally at Hollo.
ANARCHY IN THE SUBURBS.
LONDON, Aug. 31.?A dispatch to the
Daily Telegraph from Manila, dated
August 21, says:
"All the outskirts of Manila are in a
state of complete anarchy.
?The insurgents are hunting and pil?
laging tile Spaniards, while the natives
generally are sacking villages, robbing
vehicles and stealing horses."
LONDON. Aug. :tl.?The Manila cor?
respondent of the Times says:
"General Wesley Merritfs last offi?
cial act before leaving was to sign a
permission for the insurgents to send
an emissary to represent them at the
proceedings of the Paris peace com?
mission. General Agulnaldo has sent
an ag.-nt to Hong Kong to Inform
I Filipe Agmiv'llo, the Insurgent leader,
? Iiis appointment for this.
DRUGGISTS IN SRSSION.
American Pharmaceutical Association
Meets in Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 30.?The Ameri?
can Pharmaceutical Association, at the
s. ssinn of its forty-sixth annual cou
vent ion, today elected Charles E.
1 lohne-, of Baltimore, president for the
ca.,im;- year. The other officers elect?
ed are as follows: First Vice-Presl
dent. George F. Payne. Atlanta, Ga.;
Second vice-President, James H. Beal.
Scio, ii.: Third Vice-President, Mis3
Juste A. Wanous, Minneapolis. Minn.:
Tieasurer, Samuel A. D. Shepherd. Bos?
ton: General Secretary, Charles Cas
pari. Jr.. Baltimore: Reporter on the
Progress of Pharmacy. C. Lewis Diehl.
Louisville. Ky. New members of the
council: Messrs. W. S. Thompson.
Washington. I). C.: Charles A. Rapelyo,
Hartford. Conn., and H. M. Whitney.
Lawrence. Mass. Fleeted to vacancies
in the council: Messrs. John Ingalls.
Mi'icon. Ca.. and Thomas F. Main. New
York i :ity.
Til,- committee appointed to select the
time and place for the next meeting
reported in favor of Put-in-Bay. O..
September -Ith. 1S99. The report was
adopted. Among the other places which
had been suggested was Richmond,
It was decided to hold the meeting
in 1IKIII in New York and take an ex?
cursion to the Paris exposition at the
cud of Hie meeting. The committee on
membership reported a total member?
ship of i.-lir,, as against 1.509 last year.
Arter a Period of Quiescence There are
Signs of its Revival.
HONG KONG, Aug. 30.?The Kwang
Si rebellion, which has been quiescent
tor some time, shows signs of serious
The rebels are in great force fifty,
miles northeast of Canton, and prepar?
ing to attack the city. Tan, the vice?
roy of Lang Kwang, has protested
against the surrender of Knawg-Chow.
to the French and, when the foreign of?
fice insisted upon the surrender Tan
telegraphed his resignation to Pekia
and handed his seals of office to the
governor of Kwang Tung. The viceroy
of canton having failed to dispatch
troops to suppress the rebellion in
Hainan and protect the American mis?
sionaries, the United States consul at
Canton has made strong representa?
tions to the acting viceroy reiterating
Iiis demand for the prompt suppression
of the general disturbances. The up?
risings appear to have been fomented
bv the Triad and White Lily Societies,
which have combined for the purpose.
PHILIP IN COMMAND.
Sampson's Fleet Now Under the Re?
cently Promoted Commodore.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 30.?An order
was issued by the Navy Department
today detaching Commodore J. W.
Philip from command of the battleship'
Texas, at New Yrork, and placing him
in command of the second squadron off
the North Atlantic lleet, with the cruis?
er New York as his Ilagship. He thua
succeeds to the command formerly held
by Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson, as
Commander-in-chief of the North At?
MAY HAVE THE ALBANY NOW.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 30.?Now that
hostilities are over the United States is
at liberty to receive from the British
builders the fine cruiser Albany, sister
ship to the New Orleans, which was one
of two acquired from Bra/.il just prior
to tin- outbreak of the war. Actine*'
Sectetary Allen today ordered Pa?"
Assistant Engineer Norton, v^h**aa*
been of the greatest servi'-^
gineering bureau daf-A. M GAXiI?
for many month-. -0? Newa wltS
preyaratTons . r fo^ Peter?:
at once ~jn,iiiy. Wednesday and
land, 7:i5 Ac-M-; fr110 witl ,e*v*
pl? News for Norfolk every Tue*?
, Thursday and Saturday about 3:M
tVlli leave Norfolk eyery Monday,