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GOT OFF WITH A FINE
Annie Smith, Bessie Lyman's
Slayer, is Free
TRIED IN POLICE COURT
Vet-lot the Subject of Oeueral Comment.
?? It Hai Thought the Woman De?
served Severe Punishment,
bat the I.?w Is Faulty.
Annie Smith, the young woman of
scarlet fame who is responsible for the
death of Bessie Lyman in Jennie Delk's
house of ill repute Monday night, was
given a hearing In the police court yes?
terday morning on her application for
Justice Robinson fined the girl $25
and costs for Involuntary manslaughter,
reprimanding her for her carelessness
in throwing a lamp at a person who had
Attorney Moss represented the girl
yesterday, although it was understood
that Messrs. Martin & Portlock, who
defended her Tuesday, would appear as
council for the defense.
The city was not represented by an
After hearing the evidence in the sad
affair. Attorney Moss contended that,
as the commonwealth had not proved
murder in the first degree and it
could not be a murder in the second de?
gree. It was only involuntary man?
slaughter and the city could hold the
girl only for a misdemeanor.
Justice Robinson agreed that the of?
fense was a misdemeanor, and no more,
and decided that the girl should be
fined for her carelessness. The fine of
$25 and costs was then assessed and the
defendant is now at liberty, having
paid the fine.
The verdict was the subject of gen?
eral comment last evening. By some
the punishment meted out is considered
very light, and it is thought the case
should have been sent to the grand jury.
-As the result of a mind crazed with in?
toxicants, a woman suffers the agonies
of a material hell and then dies, and yet
her slayer, shorn of virtue and de?
bauched with liquor, is liberated by
paying a pittance. Human life is get?
ting cheap. The punishment does not
measure up to the gravity of the crime.
It matters not whether Annie Smith
was angry with Bessie Lyman or not.
the fact remains that she hurled a
burping kerosene lamp across a room
In which there were several person*,
thus endangering life and property.
That act in itself is a crime. It shows
the woman has a fiendish disposition
and is unlit to associate with people of
any class. She says she was drunk
and did hot-mxena-to hurt any one.
A penitent spirit, however, will not
bring back to life the woman whose
charred body lies under the newly made
mound in Greenlawn cemetery. Bessie
Lyman was a virtueless woman and an
outcast from society, but her life was
as dear to her as that of any other
There is no desire to censure Justice
Robinson. He did what he beleved
was his duty under the law and that
is all that can be required of any man.
but there is a tiaw in the law of homi?
cide in Virginia if a fine of $25 will pay
for a life slain by a drunken woman.
It is not unlikely that the case will be
investigated by the next grand Jury.
LAlKiH WITH TUE LITTLE ONUS.
At. the Fhenoinlnal ai.dJFnnny Ferroru-nn
ceH or Clown*. KeuHtH mid It imp .
A big crowd of happy children is in
itself a sight well worth going a long
way to see, and will be seen in this
city on October 3 if the unusual efforts
made by the management of the Adam
Forepaugh and Sells Brothers' Ameri?
ca's Greatest Shows, consolidated to
delight the little folks bring forth mer?
ited fruit. Such a playground for the
production of fairyland spectacles,
clown carnivals and animal perform?
ances as is afforded by this immense
aggregation's hippodrome arena, three
circus rings, two elevated stages and
aerial annex was never before devised.
Among the astonishing and mirth-pro?
voking occupants will be seen the only
school of educated Alaska seals and
sea lions, wonderful and waggish per?
forming elephants, the prettiest and
cutest ponies, the funniest acting and
riding monkeys, the best trained dogs,
dancing bears, phenomenal pigs, bal?
ancing goats, intelligent birds, diverting
donkeys, and other skilful trained
creatures, in a most varied and hilari?
ous program. Its originators may
justly claim to have added a most cap?
tivating children's day to the calendar
of entertainment, and one which even
the children of a larger growth can
most highly approve and enjoy.
Will tin to Manila.
Mr. Thomas P. Sally, of this city, will
have a berth on board the sailing ship
Susquelianna for Manila when that ves?
sel sails from Hampton Roads with_ a
cargo of 4,000 tons of government coal
which she now has aboard, consigned to
the Philippines. After discharging her
coal the Susquehanna will take on
_ cargo of hemp and sugar for New
York, from which place Mr. Sally will
return to Newport News.
She goes out by' way of Cape Horn
and on her return voyage will come by
the way of the Cape of Good Hope, and
when on her way up the Atlantic to
New York, she crosses the path which
she took on her outward voyage, she
will have circumnavigated the globe.
With the six weeks which will be spent
at Manila discharging and taking on
cargo it will take her about ten months
to make the trip.
The Susquehanna is one of the finest
sailing ships afloat. She Is the property
of Mr. Arthur Sewall, of Bath, Me
late candidate for the Vice-Presidency
on the Demcratlc ticket. Her com?
mander is Mr. John J. Sew_ll, a nephew
of that gentleman.
Are Yon Going to PlttHburg?
From October 7 to 12, the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad will sell round trip tick?
ets to Pittsburg, via Washington or
Baltimore, from Norfolk and Old Point,
at $10.00 each, account Knights Temp?
Tickets are valid for return passage
until October 17, inclusive: with privil?
ege of extension to October 31, by de?
posit of ticket and payment of fifty
For tickets and further information,
apply to Arthur G. Lewis,
S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio R: R..
Biggest Ink and pencil tablet for 6
cents at Adams' Racket Store.
Newport Mew* Shipyard Uets Oue of the
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14.?The con?
tracts for the three new battleships
have been awarded. One vessel goes
to Cramps, another to the Newport
News Shipbuilding Company, and the
third to the Union Iron Works, San
Francisco. They will be of 12,500 tons
displacement, with a coaling capacity |
ot 2.?0U tons and a speed of le 1-li knets.
KKAUV KOK 1'ATI?NTS.
Winter Hospital on Government -(enerva?
tion Con pit'ted.
Surgeon General Steinberg has given
out the plans of the War Department
for the establishment of two large, well,
equipped winter hospitals lor the
troops. He said that the medical de?
partment of the army for some time
had been at work erecting such a hos?
pital on the government reservation
at Fort Monroe, and Lieutenant Colonel
VVoodhull. the surgeon in charge, has
reported that the hospital will be ready
for the reception of troops next Friday.
There is already at the fort a tent
hospital in excellent shape, capable of
accommodating 500 patients. The new
hospital will be additional to this, will
be constructed of lumber after the style
of regular barracks, and will contain
1,000 beds. It is intended for the recep?
tion of sick soldiers returning from Por?
Anticipating the possibility of an ex?
tended occt ration of Cuban ports by
United Slat ?. troops, with the resulting
requirements upon the medical depart?
ment for ti e care of the sick soldiers.
Surgeon G i.eral Sternberg is planning
for anothi . hospital on an even larger
scale at s ?of the Southern ports be?
low Fort ...onroe and more accessible-,
from Cuba. He has appointed a medl-*
cal board to make an inspection of
available places, and the impression
prevails that the hospital will be located J
at Charleston or Savannah.
Run Over by ? Wagon.
The many friends in this city of Rev.
M. L. Wood, formerly pastor of the
First Baptist church, will regret to learn
of a distressing accident to his young
son, an account of which is given in
the following special from Staunton to
yesterday's Richmond Times:
"About _ o'clock today little Roland
Wood, son of Rev. M. L. Wood, pastor
of the Staunton Baptist church, attempt?
ed to climb on a farm wagon loaded
with fertilizer. He lost his balance and
fell off. the heavily loaded wagon
crunching over his body, directly across
the abdomen. The little fellow is dread?
fully bruised, and it is feared internally
injured as well. His father is in Rich?
mond attending the Baptist Association,
but he has been telegraphed for."
Will Have No Demon-.ration.
Judging from the reply by Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Allen to the-ar?*3
piication of the Norfolk Business Men's
Association, there will be no display of
naval vessels in Hampton Roads luring
the State Fair, to be held at that city
October 4th to 7th.
The assistant secretary says: "The
department regrets that owing to the
necessity of placing all the ships .n ac?
tion for immediate service, if necessary,
and that as the movements of naval
vessels are governed by the exigencies
of the service, it cannot assure that any
of the large vessels will be in Hamp?
ton Roads at the time of the State
Barely _enc_pcd Lleifeth.
Three little children narrowly escaped
death under a horse's hoofs yesterday
morning about 11 o'clock in front of
Quality Row. on Twenty-seventh street.
Margaret Sibley and a little girl by
the name of Johnson were both knock?
ed over by the wagon drawn by the
horse. A baby, which was being rolled
In a baby carriage, was knocked out,
receiving slight injuries.
The Sibley and Johnson girls were
painfully hut not seriously injured. Dr.
Corss attended the former and Dr.
Bagby the latter.
The horse. It is understood, belongs
to a saloonkeeper by the name of Pugh.
?Justice E. S. Robinson disposed of the
following cases yesterday morning in
the absence of Justice Brown:
J. H. Burns, white, Alda Fadd. Arab,
Mrs. Carigan, colored, each fined $2 and
costs for being drunk.
Paul Hachstrosser. white, selling
medicine without a license; fined $30
Michael Kenedy. white, assault and
battery; fine-d $1 and costs.
James Lee and Dr. W. T. Jones, col?
ored, sanitary nuisance; fined $3 each
More Firemen Heard r'roni.
Captain J. E. Williams, chairman of
the entertainment committee, yesterday
received two letters from volunteer fire
companies. A letter from Suffolk
stated that the company of that town
would attend the second day's session
of the annual meeting of the Virginia
State Firemen's Association. The com?
pany will bring forty firemen and a
band. Danville will send thirty men.
Uniibotit Chesapeake in Port.
The State oyster gunboat Chesapeake.
Captain W. E. Hudgins. arrived in port
yesterday afternoon and will leave this
morning for Smithfteld. Secretary
Miller, of the Board of Fisheries, is on
the steamer. The Chesapeake is on a
tour of insuection. As yet no arrests
have been made for illicit oysteririg as
the oysturmen have until to?
day to take out their licenses. The
Chesapeake mounts one brass gun and
carries twenty repeating Winchester
rifles. She is painted white and re?
sembles a revenue cutter.
Niagara Falls und Return ?13.
The last select excursion of the sea?
son to Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Roches?
ter. Geneva, and Watkins Glen, will
leave Norfolk, via Baltimore or Wash?
ington steamers and the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad (Royal Blue Line), Wed?
nesday, September 21. Round trip from
Norfolk $13.00. Tickets limited to 11
days. Stop-overs permitted on return
journey. For tickets und further infor?
mation, apply to,
ARTHUR G. LEWIS.
S. P. A.. Balto. &. Ohio R. R..
(Under Atlantic Hotel.)
sep 15 e o d td Norfolk, Va.
If you can't find it elsewhere, try
Adams' Racket Store.
Nickel Is practically supplied by two
countries only, Canada and New Cal?
Stone jars for fruit at
Adams' Racket St?r?,
PANAMA IN PORT
Transport Comes Here for
HER CREW HAS A "KICK"
They Hav T_ey Will Not Go Out on the
Venxel Arter the Repairs Are Made.
Laying Keels or the SI?rt?u
Lluen). stratiger Arrives.
The transport Panama, formerly a
Spanish steamer, arrived in port yes?
terday afternoon and went to the ship?
yard for repairs.
The steamer is in bad condition and
it will require some time to put her in
ship shape. At high tide last night the
Panama was docked and the work of
repairing the transport will lie com?
menced this morning.
The Panama came from Old Pednt.
where she landed a number of sick sol?
diers, who were brought there for treat?
ment from Porto Rico. This vessel
was captured near the entrance of the
harbor of Havana during the war while
trying to run the blockade with sup?
plies for General Blanco's army. The
trim little gunboat Nashville, which
was built at the works of the Newport
News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Com?
pany, overhauled the Spaniard and put j
a prize crew aboard.
There seems to be some dissatisfac- I
tion among the Panama's crew, anil it
is said the men will refuse to go out
on tile steamer when repairs are com?
pleted. It it stated that the men who
were employed as machinists have been
required to do the work of stevedores
at a salary of $30 a month. According
to the statement made by one of the
crew the Panama has no seaworthy
YOSEMITE AT OLD POINT.
The auxiliary cruiser Yosemite, form?
erly El Sud. of the Morgan Line, arriv?
ed at Old Point at noon yesterday and
passed on to the Norfolk navy yard
where, it is understood, she will under?
go alterations and repairs.
The Yosemite; it will be remembered,
returned from Porto Rico some weeks
ago and was ordered to League Island
navy yard, where the Michigan naval
reserves were discharged from the
service. It was understood that the
Yosemite would be repaired there, but
the orders were changed and the work
will doubtless be done at Norfolk,
where ihe navy yard needs it.
The United States transport Panther,
the first troop ship pressed into service
In the war between the United States
and Spain, returned to Old Point Com?
fort yesterday morning and passed onto
Norfolk. It was reported that she had
instructions to come here, 'but the Pan?
ther has not shown up at Newport
'Newsryet.-? - . ...
The Pan ther carried 800 marines from
Old Point at the openingr'of hostilities.
These men are the ones who acquitted
themselves so nobly at Guantanamo
under the command of Lieutenant
Huntington. The Panther was in the
bay during the engagement off that
STRANGER IN PORT.
The converted yacht Stranger arrived
in port late yesterday afternoon and
dropped anchor in the stream oft the
Casino grounds.' She came up from Old
LAYING THE KEELS.
The work of laying the keels for the
three Morgan Line coastwise steamers
was commenced this week. The steam
e-rs will be built just above the site now
occupied by the Ulinois.The Work will
be pushed as rapidly as possible.
Shot Shook the City.
A perceptible vibration of the earth
occurred throughout the city yesterday
afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock. Many
people thought of was an earthquake,
the vibration was accomplished "by a
noise that sounded like an explosion.
The cause of the vibration Was the tir?
ing of a solid shot from one of the 8
inch guns on the cruiser San Francisco
at Old Point. It was a test shot. Early
in the afternoon it was reported here
tha?t a powder magazine at Rip-Raps
CHAIRMAN BYNUM RESIGNS.
George Foster Peabody Now at the
Head of the Gold Democrats.
CHICAGO. Sept. 14.?W. D. Bynum,
chairman of the National Democratic
party, tenderd his resignation to the
executive committee today and George
Foster Peobody, of New York, was
elected as his successor. The resigna?
tion was a great surprise to the leaders
of the gold Democratic party. C. Vey
Holman, of Maine, declared after the
meeting that he proposed to have Mr.
Bynum investigated. Mr. Holman
claims Mr. Bynum called the meeting
of today with the intent to force him
to leave Maine, where the election was
held on Monday, the morning of elec?
tion day, and he charges the ex-chalr
man with conspiracy.
A resolution adopted by the meeting
stopping the salaries of all officers is
said to be the real cause of . Mr. By
num's resignation. Treasurer Frenzel,
of Indianapolis, reported that when the
campaign of 1896 ended there was $33,
000 in the treasury of the national De?
mocracy. .Since that time $23,000 has
been expended. There was $1,500 which
could be had when necessary from un
collected subscriptions. Mr. Bynum
had received $8,200 as salary, while $60
was credited fo personal expenses. The
treasurer reported that $7.700 had been
sent to Kentucky tfir the campaign:
$1.700 to Iowa: $2,500 to Ohio during
the campaign in which Hanna was
elected United States Senator, and $600
1 to Kansas. Finally he said that $1,500
had been expended for stationery and
SBO.OOo to Loan at Once- No Delay.
We are prepared to loan $50,000 on
real estate security in Newport News
without delay at the low rate
of $10 per thousand per month. No
money collected until after loan is
granted. You would do well to see us
before taking a loan from anyone else,
especially those now holding building
and loan stock.
BRADLEY J. SAUNDERS,
MARYE & BOYENTON.
One dray load of baskets.
Adams' Racket Store.
"Mary, is that young man in the par?
lor?" I think he Is, sir. Miss Minnie
has hung something over the keyhole.?
A filter saves health and doctors'
Adams' Racket Stare.
ES HIS BUSINESS.
City Kntrlueor Fltobett Sayn He Propose*
to Ingpect the Sewer Works.
Editor Daily Press:
l bog leave lo reply through your col
uinns to Mr. Honan's slur concerning
my competency to test cement. I will
state for that gentleman's benefit that
1 am acting in the interest of the cily
of Newport News, (being paid by the
city for my servicer) and 1 shallcontinue
to act for the city's interest, no matter
how disagreeable my presence around
the sewer pipe may be to Mr. Hunan
and ethers. 1 will further say for the
gentleman's Information that the ce?
ment tested by Mr. Potter's assistant,
who by the way stated that he had had
fourteen years' experience, was far
from satisfactory. I do not pretend to
say that the cement used by Mr. H??
nau was not Rosendale cement, as the
contract called for, but I do say it is
not suitable for the purpose for which
it is being used and the best Portland
cement should be used and the city
pay the difference in the contract price.
Having a perfectly legal right
to over-look all of the city
work. 1 shall continue to keep a
sharp lookout on the sewer construc?
tion. Whenever 1 see any thing that
is not what it should be I shall not hes?
itate to say so, no matter whom it
pleases or displeases.
G. W. FITCHETT.
Miss Ivy Robins, who has been spenu
ing the summer With her cousin, Miss
M. Gdode Anderson, returned to Rich?
mond yesterday to resume her duties as
teacher in one ot the public schools.
Mrs. Smith, who resides on Chestnut
avenue, in East End, is dangerously ill.
1 Mrs. J. E. Sills has recovered from a
severe attack of typhoid fever.
No business of importance was trans?
acted in the courts yesterday.
At a meeting off the city executive
committee of the Wise faction of the
Republican party held last night, it was
decided to change the places of holding
ward mass meetings Monday night in
the fu st, third and seventh wards. The
First Ward meeting will be held in Mr.
James Corey's store, the Third at the
blacksmith shop on Thirty-first street,
and the Seventh a.t the hose house.
Emmet Fultz, who was arested Sun?
day morning by Policemen Phillips and
I Wiliamson, was arraigned before Jus?
tice Ford in Bloodneld yesterday morn?
ing on a warrant charging him with
selling liquor on Sunday. Fultz was
found guilty and fined $15 and costs.
Miss Corrifan, the iittle missionary
from the Central Union Mission ? of
Washington, D. C; who is assisting Mr.
Redding, superintendent of the Union
Gospel Mission of this city, continues lo
deeply interest the crowds who attend
, the meotingn.
General Superintendent Walter A.
Post returned yesterday from Wash?
ington, where he went to consult the of?
ficials of the uayVidepartment In con?
nection with the'shipyard's bid on the
new battleship.;- ?
Mrs. Martha A*. Fuller^ has> issued in
I vitations to the marriage of her daugh
L Jter,,_Miss I-lliiiwA4elaide:E?Uier,, to Mr,
I Robert Gunntffg. The ceremony will'be
performed at the First Baptist church
Wednesday, September 21, at 5 P. M.
Mrs. Mary Davidson, of Christians
burg, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.
C. Doyle, oh Thirty-fifth street.
Sergeant J. R. Kline and Cadet Leogt,
of Washington, D. C, who have been
the guests of Cijpt. W. B. Robinson, left
Tuesday to resume their studies at the !
Danville Military Institute.
Sergeant Percy S. Robinson, of the
Third Virginia regiment, is on a visit
to his parents, Capt. and Mrs. W. B.
Robinson. 217 Thirty-fourth street.
Mrs. W. B. Powell and Mrs. r-oakley
Snell are visiting Mrs. J. G. Rlddicit.
Staunton News: Mr. A. W. Graves,
who has bene connected with the Newa
almost since its organization, has re
signed his position to accept a more
lucrative one on the Daily Press, of
Newport News. Mr. Graves is a young
man of good character, who has stead?
ily advanced himself and who has al?
ways had the confidence of his employ?
ers. He left yesterday morning for
R. -Easter, a helper at the shipyard,
met with an accident yesterday
morning about 7:30 o'clock while at
work. One of his eyes was badly in?
jured and he will probably lose the sight
in it. He also sustained painful inju?
ries about the head.
Preparations are still making at the
shipyard for the launch of the battle?
ship Illinois. Already the scaffolding is
being removed and painters are at work
putting on a coat of bright red. The
military masts are nearly completed,
but they will not be placed in position
before the ship is launched.
MET IN PORTO RICO.
Commission Arranging For the Evac?
uation of the Island.
SAN JUAN. ISLAND OF PORTO
RICO. Sept. 14.?The United States
Porto Rican commisison met this morn?
ing. The reply of the Spanish commis?
sioners, setting forth their position in
accordance with the Instructions from
Madrid, was received last night. It is
satisfactory to our commissioners, who
hope the main details of the evacuation
will be ?.rranged within a few days.
The (Wotoeol says "immediate" evac?
uation, which Is construed to mean a
reasonable time. It is understood that
a Spanish steamer is expected here in
a few days from Cadiz to embark the
first detachment of troops, the Princi
pado de Asturias regiment, numbering
S00 men. which arrived here from Cuba
prior to the outbreak of the war. and a
battalion of engineers. The Spanish
soldiers dread yellow fevr and tins fear
may hasten the evacuation of ihe is?
Over 1.000 Spanish troops perished
during the epidemic of 1896.
LAVIGNK AND ERNE TO FIGHT.
NEW YORK. Sept. 14.?J. F. Dowdell
has offered a $5.000 purse for a fight toe
twene Lavlgne and Erne at Coney Is
lond. "Billy" Lavigne, for the "Kid,"
accepts from Buffalo, arid Kennedy for
Erne. The tight is to take place on
NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS.
(By Telegraph. 1
MONTGOMERY, ALA., Sept. 14.?The
Democrats of the fifth Alabama dis?
trict today renominated Hon. Willis
Brewer for Congress by acclamation. '
SENATOR KYLE PARALYZED.
CLEVELAND, O.. Sept. 14.?Senator
James H. Kyle, of South Dakota, was
stricken with paralysis at the Forest
City House here today. 4
The Senator is unconscious and is In
a serious, though not necesarily dan?
Kxcnrnion to Richmond SI.00.
Sunday, September 28th.
J- Herman, Alanager.
Largest and cheapest line enamel
ware at Adams' Racket Store.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1c
THE AFFAIRS OF CUBA
Proclamation of Amnesty Is?
sued by the Authorities.
MILES' LETTER TO NUNEZ
Provisional liovermueul Promulgates a
A&aulreslo Expressing Uratltuds to tlie
United States tor Urlving the
Spuulards from the Island.
WASHINGTON, wept. 14.?Secretary
Gonzales Quesada.of the Cuban delega?
tion, today gave out several documents
relating to Cuban affairs. They inelu
ded a letter written by General Miles,
while in Porto Rico, tei General Nunez,
which Mr. Quesada regards a tribute
from tlie commanding general of the
American army to the' gooil services of
General Garcia and the Cubans at San?
tiago. The letter speaks in high terms
of General Garcia and those under him.
Mr. Ouesada has received the follow?
ing proclamation id' amnesty, issued by
the Cuban authorities at Camaguay:
"The government council in today's j
."Whereas, hostilities have been sus?
pended iLtid orders which hinder the
movements of tnose charged willi
bringing about peace should not.be en
forccel when the independence of Cuba
has already been recognized by Spain
and the United Slates.
"Whereas, in such circumstances it is j
useless to deprive the Spanish army of
news and guides, which in some eases
It may even be a duly to provide so
that it may evacuate the territory as
agreed upon with the United States.
"Whereas, the war being ended, all
animosity and hatred due to the strug?
gle should cease, thus bringing about
the union of all the Cubans under our
flag.which is the symbol of liberty and
"Whereas, the leaders of the army
should do all In their power to punish
any attempt against personal security,
and that no private vengeance shall be
visited upon those who have served
"Be it resolved:
"First, tei suspend until further order
paragraph '2 in its last part and para?
graphs II, 10. 13, 14 and 15 of article 4S,
of the penal law.
"Second, to grant amnesty tei all
those guilty of the crimes enumerated
in article 48, of the penal law. and
"Third, that these resolutions be cir?
culated among the army and authority
of the republic, calling their attention
to the evils which may occur if a policy
of forgiveness and pardon is not ob?
"Camaguay, September 1, 1S9S.
"The Secretary of War Pro tern,
"Dr. DOMINGO MENDEZ CAPOTE."
Another proclamation received by
Mr. Quesada was issued by Colonel
Morales, second In command, of the. Cu?
bans"in HaVana'pr?virlee.; it says:
"A great and prosperous nation, our
sister in republican ideals, has come to
the help of Cuba, as France gave her
generous support to that democracy
-during its struggle for independence.
Let us salute under our Hag of the
lone star the flag of the Stars ami
Stripes, and let us despise those reports
circulated again3t all truth and reason
by our conquered enemy that the great
republic is trying to take possession
shamelessly of our free and independ?
ent Cuba. Let us continue and not
falter in these movements in which our
star begins to shine brightly. Let us
cheer, soldiers of the army, of libera?
tion, for free and independent Cuba and
for the great American republic.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Sept. 14.?The
council of the so-called provisional
government of the republic, composed
of Senor Bartolome Maso, president;
Senor Menden Capote, vice-president,
and Senor Font, Senor Aleman and
Senor Moreno de la Torre, secretaries,
met at Santa Cruz on September 1 and
formulated "a manifesto to the Cuban
people, with an order to the military
commanders of the Cuban army, both
of which have been promulgated.
Thcmanifesto, which is an elaborate
document, touches on the history of the
movement for Cuban independence and
the principles upon which the Cuban
people have fought for their liberty.
It proceeds In part, as follows:
"Though the principal object of our
revolution has been obtained", that is,
the destruction of Spanish domination,
the work of the council is not yet at
an end, for the Cuban republic?the
ideal for which we have fought?has
not yet been constituted. Now that
hostilities have ceased and Spain has
renounced her sovereignty, it is the
duty of this council to set before the
Cuban people the feelings and purposes
of the men who made the revolution.
"We always felt confident that
through our perseverence we would, in
the long run, destroy Spanish domina?
tion; but we must acknowledge that an
indefinite prolongation of the struggle
would have annihilated the little that
was left of our wealth and population.
The entrance upon the field of a power?
ful and decisive factor, upon which we
have always relied, and toward which
the hearts of all Cubans have always
turned, nas put an end to the horrors of
war, to the benefit of all concerned.
"This prompt solution we must ac?
knowledge and would have never ob?
tained. It is proper to acknowledge
the evident truth. That is the best title
the United States has to our gratiude.
We were abandoned by the world, some
nations ignoring us through selfishness;
others. Ignorant of our real ' conditon.
considering us an obstinate and ungov?
ernable people, because we did not ac?
cept the cajoleries and flatteries with
which Spain tried to soothe our just
This was our situation when the peo?
ple of the United States, their govern?
ment and Congress came to o*ur rescue
and took upon their shoulders the task
of delivering us at once from an un?
bearable yoke, as our sufferings could
not be endured or permitted longer.
They have accomplished their program
brilliantly. What is more, they have
liberated, in one way or another, from
the rule of Spain all peoples oppressed
by her. The liberation is definite and
irrevocable. Spain has been expelled
from this hemisphere.
1 "We are grateful. In nations, as
j wen as ^dividuals, gratitude is en?
nobling. As we begin now our national
life we, more than any other people,
I must be jealous of our national honor.
It is. therefore, the duty of this coun?
cil to explain to the people of Cuba
what. In its opinion, are our duties to?
ward the United States and toward
ourselves, and what are the rules that
ought to direct our conduct.
"When, after a long struggle, the
United States Congres recognized the
right of the people of Cuba to be free
and independent and ordered the Span?
ish forces to withdraw from the island,
no Cuban government was recognized;
but the one we had constituted, though
not recognized, was not opposed and
has not been opposed. No steps have
been taken to dislodge It from the
I place whore It exercised Its function,
nor has it been considered an Illegitimate
authority, which events have dissolve.!
or destroyed for the good of the people
I of Cuba.
[ "It could not be otherwise. The Uni
\ ted Stales could not interfere in our
struggle for the sake of what our ene?
mies might consider a political faction.
The American people could intervene
for the benefit of the whole people of
I Cuba, a part of whom, being under
Spanish rule, was not free to express
a purpose or a preference. The inten?
tion of the United States was that, as
soon as the obstacle of Spanish rule
had been removed, the whole Cuban
people should choose a government that
would shape the destinies of the is?
"The people of the United States have
all along appreeited in the fact that the
majority of the people of Cuba is In
agreement with our principles: for the
motto of the United States government
has been the same as our own?abso
| lute independence for Cuba. Under
these conditions, the Americans could
not tiike a hostile attitude toward us
or consider our authority illegitimate
and harmful to the welfare of the Cu?
"These considerations have convinced
us that we should not dissolve, and that
the "powers we have received from an
I assembly elected by the people under
arms should not vanish. On the con?
trary, we reel that we should remain
as a nucleus and guide for those who
have vested such power in us.
"We have, therefore, decided to call
together another assembly, which will
determine our future course."
In conclusion the manifesto gives a
number of reasons why the proposed
assembly should be convened and some
government or other chosen, "not with
the character of a government as yet.
but as an official representation ot"
those Cubans who fought against Spain
and or those who, in the cities under
Spain's control and in roreign coun?
tries, have helped and supported them."
PEACE COMMISSIONERS MEET.
Preliminary Conference Held at I he
WASHINGTON Sept, ,4.-Three
numbers of the peace commission Sec?
retary Day. Senator Davis and White
law Heid were in confers e fur two
hr-trs at the'Sta'e Dcpui uncut u-day.
Senator Frye, It is stated, will arrive
I. i> orrow morning and join in the i-on.
Terences or tiie commissioners. The
plans or Senator Gray, the tilth mem?
ber, are not exactly known, although he
to,. Is expected to join his ..ssoeiatcs in
conference tomorto.v. Tie- President
wiil give a dinner at the \yi:ite 11,-u.- ?
tomorrow night at which the commis?
sioners will be the principal guests. The
commissioners will leave here Friday in
order to take the Campania on Satur?
The meeting at Secretary Day's office
today was tor the purpose ot" going over
the whole question of the peace set?
tlement.It Is the first time .Mr. Heid had
exchanged views with his colleague-! on
the subject. The same rigid reticence
which has thus far prevailed continues
to be observed, and as the commission?
ers came from their two hours' meet?
ing chey positively declined to discuss
I any questions relating to the commis?
sion, ..Leading:., in embers of;: tlvg com?
mission statetf positively all rep?r"is~re'-'
lative to the instruction or the commis?
sioners, or the attitude of the United
States, were purely conjectural. It is
pointed out that the interests of this
country might be seriously prejudiced if
its attitude was made known in ad?
vance of the meeting at Paris, so that
the commissioners have agreed among
themselves to authorize no statement of
their views as a body or as individuals.
There is little doubt that a general
line of policy wus agreed upon between
the President and his cabinet at their
meeting late yesterday afternoon, but
there is good reason for believing that
the assertion that the decision was
definitely in favor of not permitting
Spain under and conditions to retain
sovereignty in any part of the Philip?
pine Islands is based on a misconcep?
It is not doubted that the commission
will start the negotiations at Paris with
the assertion that we have conquered
Spain in the Philippines and that Span?
ish sovereignty has already been for?
feited there. This will not, however, ne?
cessarily signity that it is the purpose
ot the administration to retain posses?
sion or the entire group <of islands or to
permanently deprive Spain of all her
possessions in the Pacific. It is not be?
lieved that the administration has gone
beyond the determination to retain the
whole of the island of Luzon, but it is
understood to be the Intention of the
President to establish at the outset the
right of this government to determine
the tale of the islands and to make the
conditions under which the government
shall be established there. The matter
or relinquishing possession or the rest
or the islands is involved with so many
conditions to be considered that it is
realized that it may by Toree ofecir
cumstancesbecomenecessary to deprive
Spain permanently or all her posses?
sions in that quarter. It is understood
not to be a matter ot policy to acquire
all this territory, but it may become
The commercial and trade side or the
question, as involving the development
and expansion or our commerce in the
Pacific, is occupying our chief atten?
tion in connection with determining (im?
TRAGEDY AT VIRGINIA BEACH.
Three Men Drowned While Bathing.
Two Bodies Recovered.
NORFOLK. VA.. Sept. 14.?Henry I
lister, proprietor of the Princess Anne
cottage at Virginia Reach, and two ot
his guests. T. S. E. Dixon. Of Chicago,
and Arthur McLaughlin, of Newafk. N
J., were drowned today while bathing
at the beach. The bodies ot" the first
two were discovered floating on the wa?
ter by Assistant Keeper Nedgett, ot the
Cape Henry light house, while driving
along the shore. A search Is being
made tor the body of McLaughlin. U
is supposed that McLaughlin was car?
ried out by a huge receding wave and
the others were drowned in the etTor
to reach him. The waves were running
mountain high in consequence ol a
strong northeast wind for the past two
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teen postal clerks, and a crew of sev?
enty-five. Her cargo consisted in the
main of commissary supplies for the
regiments now in Porto Rico. She cur?
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ambulances ror the army hospitals.
The battalion goes to Ponce, and will
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End of the Senate's Stormy
AGITATION TOO STRONG
If the United State? Secures l.imm s;mln,
it 1h said. Will Ulve Up the Ke
maluder ut the 3'hlllp
MADRID. Sept. 14?The premier.
Senor Sagasta, has obtained the Queen
Regent's signature to a degree pro?
roguing the Cortes, and with It ended
a stormy session of the Senate.
General Prime de Rivera had de-, .
manded an inquiry into his administra-? -?
ii..n of the Phllipppine Islands and in
so doing he said the attack of Count
Almenas was only "tit for the mouth of
a miserable slanderer." Count Almenas
u:is endeavoring to reply when Senor
Sagasta lead the decree proroguing the
Couni Almenas and General Rivera, ,
separately, approached the president in j
a hostile manner and a duel is expected.
Premier Sagasta afterward read the
dorree in the Chamber of Deputies.
Ii is expected that the Spanish peace
commissioners will be appointed with?
A painful impression has btett caused :
here by the statement, made by the
Paris, saying the United States in?
tends to demand $20.000.000 indemnity
in behalf of American Citizens who
have suffered through the insurrection
in Cuba. The Spanish peace commis?
sioners will strongly oppose this, it is
claimeil: hut fears prevail that the
United States will become pitiless and
press iis advantage to.the utmost
SIGNED P.Y THE QUEEN.
MADRID. Sept. 11. ?The Queen sign-.
! ed the protocol this evening.
Tlie government had Intended the '"?
Cortes to sit until an indemnity bill for
the suspension of the constitutional
guarantee had been passed. but the
threatened agitation on the part of
General Weyler and others convinced
Senor Sagasta of the advisabllty of
closing down debates, which would
have hindered the free progress of the
The Curies will be next convoked, to
ratify the tlnal treaty of peace.
It is rumored that Senor Peroio, Senor
Crespo und Senor Lara, members of the
chamber of Deputies, started for the
French frontier late this evening. '
GREAT DANGER OVER.
LONDON. Sept. 15.?The Standard
says editorlaly this morning, after co?
grutulntlng Senor Sagasta and the.
government "upon having survived tt
difficult period successfully." that the
great danger is now over.
, "Spain," It continues, ''appears-*a ?
eonclled, knowing that, whatever "differ^"
ences may arise in the peace negotia?
tions, she Is bound to yield.
"As to reports that indemnity will
be demanded, the United States knows
that no money can be got out of Spain,
and is therefore unlikely to make such
a demand seriously. If the United.
States secures Luzon, it is most proba?
ble that Spainw ill give up the remain?
der of the islands as a useless encum?
WANT TO GIVE UP ALL.
LONDON. Sept. 15.?The Madrid cor?
respondent of the Dally Mall says:
"The politicians for the most part fa?
vor an entire renunciation of the Phil?
ippines in exchange for economic ad?
Porte Refuses to Withdraw His
Troops From Crete.
( Hy Telegraph.)
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 14.?The
Turkish government has sent a circular
to the powers, alleging that the British
provoked the disorders at Candia,
claiming that the present situation is
due, to the measures adopted by the
flowers at Crete and protesting against
the bombardment of Candia. The Porte
announces its refusal to withdraw the
Turkish troops from Crete, in spite of
the decision of the admirals that such a
step is absolutely necessary.
The circular has made a bad impres?
sion in diplomatic circles.
Tf'RKlSH REQUEST REJECTED.
CA NE A, ISLAND OF CRETE, Sept.
14.?The admirals of the international
fleet at Canea have rejected the request
of the Turkish authorities for an ex?
tension of time in which to comply with
the ultimatum to Edhem Pasha. Tur?
kish military governor of Crete, de?
manding that within forty-eight hours
he should deliever up the ringleaders of
the recent outbreak and massacre, sur?
render the forts and ramparts com?
manding the town and disarm the Mus?
It is reported that Mr. Riddle, sec?
retary of the American legation at Con?
stantinople, is coming here in connec?
tion with the American demand for
compensation for the destruction of the
JAPANESE SENTIMENT. ? .
1 Universally Favors Our Retention,
of the Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14.?The news?
papers reaching the State Department ..
in the official mails from the east show
that the almost universal expression In
? public press of Japan is in favor of
? United States holding permanently
(I governing the Philippine Islands.'
The position taken is that this will be
In the interest of peace and ce.mmerce
I ami goo.l government. The editorials
insist that this is the only Issue
that will saisfy he highest interests of
? islands and the demands of civil?
ization. The papers declare that the
United States, in assuming the control
the islands, will receive the moral
pport if not the active eo-opeifation,
Japan andGreat Britain.
C VPTAIN Wl?EY DROWNED.
CHARLESTON. S. C, Sept. 14.?A
special to the News and Courier from
Beaufort reports the drowning of Cap-,
tain Ichabod Wiley, of the wrecked
schooner Hart let t. of Thompson, Maine,
and Captain Henry Von Harten and a.
negro of Beaufort, in a small sailboat
off Hilton Head. They were going to
inspect the wreck of the Bartlett when
their boat capsized.
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