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EIS FROM HAVANA
Exorbitant Prices Maintained
by the "Meat Ring."
THE SITUATION CHAOTIC
Impossible to Tell Exactly What ti e Va
lure May Develop, Kvcn ItecHrdliiK
the Evacuation Commission*.
Ulft* to Insurgent Leaders.
HAVANA. Sept. 14. via KEY WEST.
FLA.. Sept. 15.?The rumors to the ef?
fect that strained relations exist l>.
tween_the Spanish commission and the
United States Cuban evacuation com?
mission are absolutely unfounded.
There have been little incidents but no
The Spanish steamer Alfonso XIII
which left for this port yes! -.lav is
expected to have on board the nstrue
tions from the Spanish gov. rn: 'nt.
'the reason that the tirst formal ?.-s
sion of the commissioners took place on
Sunday was the understanding that the
commissioners must meet within thirty
days after the signing of the prot.i
Sunday being the last day.
Two free soup kitchens in this eitv
were closed yesterday and the closing
of others will follow. These kitchens
have been distributing to the real
needy over 30.000 rfpions dailv. Their
discontinuance bastfd. according to the
civil governor's circular, on the as?
sumption that distress and want have
disappeared from the city, will havethe
effect of throwing thousands of unfor?
tunate people on public charity. Beg?
gars are again infesting the streets and
carrying 111th and disease germs all
over Havana.Immediate arrangements
for the distribution of the Coma! ra?
tions, now that the Spanish govern?
ment refuses to continue to feed the
hungry, its imperative.
The "meat ring" continues keeping
the price of meat at from fifty to sixty
cents per pound, in spite of the respon
and offers made by large ami respon?
sible firms to the government, offering
to Import cattle and place on the
market at 25 cents per pound.
Hundreds of Spanish officers have
asked to be discharged from the army.
They refuse to return to Spain, when
starvation stares them in the face.
Many of them have formed classes to
study English, hoping to succeed in
obtaining commissions in the United
States army a? soon us they are pro?
ficient In the language.
It will be interesting to watch the
course pursued by the host of counts
nnd marquises, holding titles of nobil?
ity in Spain and here. The aristocracy
of Cuba are all Spanish grandees,
holding Castilian titles, of which they
are very proud and which they will iv
nouncle with gnr.it reluctance. Thesi
grandees, who have been holding their
titles for generations, formerly owning
vast proportions in the island, are th,
most rabid Cubanists hen-. They wil
be forced to remain loyal Spanish sub?
jects and continue enjoying the priv?
ilege of rank and title, or relinquish al
claims to this honor nnd become plait
Tom, Dick and Hary. The same wil
happen to a long list of Cubans, widows
and orphans of Spanish officers, draw?
ing pensions from Spain, which Is thelt
only means of support today. The !i-t
of such pensioners foots up over 2.000.
The situation here may be summed
up as chaotic. It is impossible to tell
exactly what the ruture may develop
even regarding the commission. It.
powers appear to he very limited, tin
members having to submit every tri?
fle to Washington for consideration
The mayor of Havana, the Murqui:
Estaban, an autonomist, has sent a
gift of a magnificent saddle horse to
the insurgent chief Mayla Rodriguez.
At the same time gifts were sent to
him from a well known councilman. A
former aide of General Pando lias also
presented a horse to the Insurgent chief
Andres Hernandez. There Is an evi?
dent desire upon the part of the Cubans
holding office under Spanish rule to
conciliate the extreme Cuban element
especially in insurgent army circles.
\Vhile these gifts are purely personal
a:: between old friends, the conduct o!
the donors hais been adversely criti?
cised and commented upon in many
WANT INDEPENDENT 'E.
HAVANA, Sept. 15.?5:45 P. M.?The
predominant feature of the situation
is the feverilsh and widespread agita?
tion of the Cubans in favor of the ab?
solute independence of the island at all
Manifestos are being circulated in?
viting the co-operation of Spanish resi?
dents and merchunts to this end and
pointing out that either annexation or
an American protectorate would mean
death to all trade with Spain in a
couple of years.
General Maximo Gomez, who only a
fortnight ago gave expression to ex?
tremely moderate views, counselling
harmony and patience, now expresses
himself as strongly in favor of "abso?
lute independence or nothing." He says
the Spanish element cannot afford to
delay uniting with the Cubans as a
"necessary basis for the establishment
of conditions that will forbid and pre?
vent the United States grabbing ami
taking easy advantage of the treasure
both Spaniards and Cubans have
fought for at an expense of rivers of
blood on each aide."
General Gomez says, if report speaks
truly, that "those who fear indepen?
dence belonging to the same famly or
cowardly curs who fled from Havana
at the first rumor of bombardment."
Th?se, he declares, are, however, a
minority, and to quote him further,
"almost the entire Spanish population
remains protecting their homes and
defying the dangers of war. and will
now remain to unite their efforts with
those of the Cuban party, working to?
gether with the Cubans for the devel?
opment of the Island and the return of
A leading evening paper yesterday
published a local letter puroorting to
voice the opinion of Catalonia in favor
of independence and promising aid and
How far the Influence of the party
agitating for Cuban independence may
extend, it Is at present difficult to es?
timate, but the fact Is. its agents are
working like beavers. Some former
sympathizers with the annexation
movement are to be found today in tue
ranks of the independence movement.
?This violent Impetuis given to tin. agi?
tation for independence is the result
apparently of the arival of the Reso?
lute, or, rather, of the arrival of Mr.
Porter and the examination he is
making Into traffics, municipal taxa?
tion and other matters of internal gov?
ernment which the Cubans bad ex?
pected to handle and administer them?
selves. Mr. Porter's operations ait
viewed with suspicion by an important
section of the Cubans, who keep on
calling meetings and protesting against
a "usurpation of privileges purchased
at euch a sacrifice." They insist upon
absolute freedom, unrestrained liberty
or a fight to the death.
One reason why the Spaniards who
at first favored annexation have n >w
changed their opinion is that they
fear the competition of American rivals
?tore keepers, hotel managers and
The same spirit prevails among the
planters, especially the smaller ones.
AH this amounts practically to a
silent admission of Cuba's inability to
otter, if left to herself, the guarantees
of stability that would Induce foreign
capital to come here to develop the Is?
land's resources. The deductions seem
to be this: With (Tuba indepen?
dent, no foreign capital and no compe?
tition: with Cuba under Amarican rule
a competition against the Cuban?
would not have the energy or the
power to succeed.
These questions are uppermost In
every mind, causing general uneasiness
and discontent, preventig the resump
tio of the normal tine of the marker
and blockading trade and traffic.
The American evacuation commis?
sioners passed the day nuietly.
Oenerai Butler, his staff, and Robert
Porter are the only American repre?
sentatives living *>n shore: but next
week night shore leave will be granted
to the Staffs of Admiral Sampson and
General Wade, wholse members, under
the navy regulations, are now obliged
to ho on board the Resolute at G
o'clock P. M. sharp.
This morning members of the com?
mission visited the government pawn?
shop to buy pledged goods, but thej
wi re informed that these were oniy
sold once a month at auction. The
next sale will take place on October 1.
when many valuable articles will go
tinder the hammer.
Captain Lloyd C. Griscomb. General
Wade's aide, will go to Matanzas in a
day or two to look over the li.'Id there
and report to Hie commission.
Th.- electric plant at Cardenas has
suspended public lighting, the munici?
pality being in debt $300,000 to the con?
The line of steamers plying between
Calbarien and Nuevitas lias resumed
the sailing interrupted by the block?
ade. ('Miliarien is reported entirely
Tie- steamer Comal. with her cargo
of undistributed .supplies, is still here,
Spaniards Attempt 10 Capture a Cuban
Vessel Loaded With Supplies.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Sept. 15.-9:30
P. M.?General Lawton this afternoon
received information from a Cuban
courier from Manzanillo that, four
days ago, the Spaniards there violated
the armistice by attempting to take
possession or the Cuban vessel Fernan?
do that was bringing supplies for the
On board was a guard of twelve men.
They were fired upon by Spaniards in
the fort near the bay. one Cuban being
Immediately information regarding
the situation was given to General Rios,
in charge of the Cuban forces surround?
ing the town and he threatened an at?
tack if the boat was not allowed to
land her cargo. There was no further
trouble, bin the Cubans dispatched a
courier to General Lawton with a re?
ttuest that an armed force be sent lo
Manzanillo. The request will not be
complied with, as Manzanillo is outside
the territory embraced by the terms of
Captain I). J. E. Farnhamfleld. quar?
termaster, learned several days ago
from Cubans that two rapid fire guns
formerly used by the Spaniards were
concealed near the city. He succeeded
in discovering their whereabouts. It Is
believed that the guns were hidden by
members of the Cuban army.
Colonel Sergeant's Fifth regular in?
fantry lias reported to General Wood its
readiness to enter at once upon Its gar?
rison duly. Colonel Hood's regiment
broke campt today on Alamedo where It
has been stationed since it arrived two
nonths ago. and removed to a new sta ?
tion on the San Luis railroad at the
town of Alta Sango. eighteen miles
until of Santiago. The condition of
he regiment in the matter of health
s much Improved, a little over 100 only
remaining on the sick roll.
A large force of Cubans now In the
vicinity of the new camp is Impatient
o be dismissed from the service.
With the exception of the transport
Massachusetts, which will sail in a few
lays, all the government boats have
lefi the harbor.
THE SPANISH CABINET.
Queen Regent Presides at an Important
MADRID, Ser.t. 15.?The Queen Re?
gent presided al the cabinet council
today. Senor Sagasta. tin? premier,
lUtlined the situation and said that the
government had received no reply from
Washington to its request for the re?
patriation of Spaniards in the Philip?
pines. According to reports from Ma?
nila, one-third of the prisoners of Gen?
eral Aguinaldo have died of bad treat?
The peace commissioners will be ap?
QUEEN REGENT'S KINDNESS.
MADRID. Se)?t. 1;"..?The Queen Re?
gent pays daily visits to the sick sol?
diers who have returned from the colo?
nies. She has ordered that the conva?
lescents bo conveyed in the royal car?
riages to the Casa del Campo. in the
royal park, and is paying from her own
purse for proper food for the invalids.
The correspondent here of the Asso?
ciated Press conversed with officers, in?
valids and others, who have returned
from Santiago. They all extoll the kind?
ness of the Americans after the surren?
der. They do not display the slightest
animosity against the Americans, but
entertain bitter feelings against the
BLOWN UP BY A TORPERO. !
Miraculous Escape of Naval Officers
Near New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, MASS.. Sept. IS.?
During a test of Cunningham torpedoes
in Priest's Cove, near here this morn?
ing, the experiment schooner Freeman
was blown up by an explosion of a pro?
jectile and sunk. A dozen men were
on board of her at the time, hut all es?
caped serious injury. In fact only two
or three received slight scratches.
Lieutenant Holman, one of the sur?
vivors of the battleship Maine disaster,
and Lieutenants Oliver and Marshall,
ihe government board of survey from
the Newport torpedo station, had a mi?
raculous escape. They were standing
near the plate where the explosion oc?
curred and were in the midst of wreck?
age which followed. The men were
rescued by a boat.
Tile cause oft lie explosion is a mys?
tery, as two torpedoes were fired with?
out accident yesterday and one this
morning. The projectile which caused
tin- damage was (lied under apparently
the same conditions.
HIGH BALLOON ASCENSION.
( By Telegraph.!
LONDON. Sept. 15.?Next to the
highest balloon ascension or, record was
made here this afternoon from the
crystal Palace, Sydenham, by Stanley
Spencer, the well known aeronaut, and
Dr. Reisen. The balloon, which was in?
flated with rime hydrogen, ami has a
capacity of 56,100 feet, attained an alti?
tude of 27,500 feet. At a height of 25,000
fe?.t ,iie air was so rarified that the oc?
cupants of the car were compelled to
breath compressed oxygen by tubes.
The temperature was Gl degrees below
freezing point. The atmosphere was
clear and the coast distinctly visible.
The balloon finally descended near
Romford, in Essex.
\ SCHOOL BOOKS ENDORSED.
RICHMONR, VA., Sept. 15.?The his?
tory committee of he State Grand
Camp of Confederate Veterans today
adopted resolutions reiterating its ob?
jection to the use of Barnes' history,
which has been dropped from the public
school lists of the State, and Its com?
mendation of Jones and Lee's histories,
which have been adopted by the Stale
Board of Education, and objecting
further to the use of Fiske's History of
the United States and the work called
"History of "Our Country" by Cooper,
Estill and Lemon. The resolutions will
be presented as the report of the com?
mittee to the Grand Camp of the State
at its session to be held October 4tb
at Culpepper Courthouse.
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Games In the |
National and Atlantic Leagues.
BALTIMORE WINS TWO GAMES.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 15.?The Orioles
took two games from tne Reds at Union
Park today. The first was a hollow vic?
tory, as Hill was a veritable picnic for
tlte home team, while Maul could not
he touched. The second contest was
won after an uphill struggle by the
Birds. In the eighth inning Peitz tried
to Injure McGraw as the latter slid to
the plate. Attendance, 3,018.
First game? R.H.E.
Baltimore. . .0 6060012 0?15 20
Cincinnati. ..0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1? 1 52
Batteries?Maul and Robinson, Hill \
and Wood. Time?1:50.
Second game? R.H.E.
Baltimore. . .0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 x? 6 12 5
Cincinnati. . .1 0020000 0? 3 10 0
Batteries?Hughes and Clarke, Haw- 1
ley and Peitz. Umpires?Emslie and
BROOKLYN. 0: LOUISVILLE. 2,
BROOKLYN. Sept. 15.?The Brook?
lyns played sleepy ball today, especial?
ly after Louisville got the lead. Magee
lobbed the ball over and was never in
danger. The Colonels bunched their
hits in the fourth and won. Attend?
Brooklyn.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 10
Louisville. . ..0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0? 2 7 0|
Batteries?Kennedy and Grim. Ma
gee and Kittridge. Umpires?Hunt and
WASHINGTON BREAKS EVEN.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.?The Sena- I
tors won the first game in the second
inning when Wilson was pounded for
eight runs. Tebeau was put out of the
game for kicking. Casey's errors at a
critical time gave the second game to
Cleveland. The latter was called at
the end of the seventh on account of I
darkness. Attendance. 1.800.
First game? R.H.E.
Washington . .1 S 0 0 0 2 1 0 x?12 16 4
Cleveland. . .0 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 0? 7 13 3
Batteries?Killen and Maguire, Wil- |
son. Young and Criger. Time?2:03.
Second game? R.H.E.
Washington.2 0 2 2 4 0 0?10 10 3
Cleveland.2 0 1 1 2 3 3?12 12 5
Batteries?Sutholl, Mercer and Far-|
rell. Eraser v.nd Criger. Umpire
BOSTON WINS TWO OAMES.
BOSTON. Sept. 15.?The leaders took
two games today fram St. Louis. The
first was a pitcher's battle and young
Sudoff held his end up in good shape,
but daring base running by the cham?
pions won. In the second not one of the j
visitors crossed the plate. Hickman
keeping the hits scattered and the Bos?
tons playing a sharp fielding game |
throughout. Attendance, 2,200.
First game? R.H.E.
Boston.0 201 1000 x? 4 7
St. Louis. ...0 0 0100000?1 2
Batteries?Klobedanz and Bergen. Su- |
doff and Clements. Titnt?1:31.
Second gome? R.H.E.
Boston.0 4 1 0 1 1 3 0 x?10 12
St. Louis. . . .0 0000000 0? 0 4
Batteries?Hickman and Bergen,
Ilughey and Clements. Umpires?O'Day |
and McDonald. Time?1:37.
NEW YORK BREAKS EVEN.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?The Giants |
look the first game of a double-header
from the Pirates in the sixth inning, |
when three bases on balls and five sin?
gles brought in five runs. Leever re?
lieved Hart in the sevnth nnd pitched
good ball. The second was lost to the
Pittsburgs mainly through opportune
batting, although errors by Joyce and
Warner were responsible for runs. At?
First game? R.H.E.
New York. . .0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 x? 7 13
Pittsburg. . ..0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1? 3 11
I Batteries?Seymour and Warner.
Hart. I.ver and Schrlver. Time?1:40.
! Second gome? R.H.E.
New York. . ..10000000 0?1
Pittsburg. . ..0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1?6
Batteries?Oettlg and Warner, Lee?
ver. Tannehill and Schrlver. Um?
pires?Warner and Swartwuod. Tlme
MISS DAVIS RECOVERING.
NA RRAOANSETT PIER, R. I.. Sept.
15.?Miss Winnie Davis is much im?
proved today, and the prospects are j
good for her rapid recovery to health.
The hotel in which she Is a guest clos?
ed for the season today, but Miss Davis I
and her mother and the attendants will
remain until it is safe to remove the |
NOMINATED FOR CONGRESS.
VTCKSBURG. MISS.. Sept. 15.?Th? [
Republicans of the third district to?
day nominated T. J. Jones (colored) for I
Congress In opposition to General T. C. |
PEOPLE IN GENERAL.
Count Shigenobu Okuma, Japan's new
premier, is described as a strong party I
man. His son and heir spent seven
years In this country, graduating from
Princeton in 1S78.
Miss Anna Boullgny, of New Orleans,
who assisted Miss Chanler as a nurse in \
Porto Rico, is the great-great-grand?
daughter of the Lieutenant Bienville,
who founded her native city.
Mr. Neil Bryant claims that not Will]
S. Hayes, but Dan Emmett was the real |
author of "Dixie," and adds that Em?
mett. who is still living in Ohio, sang]
the ballad in Bryant's minstrels.
Marching side by side in Company F.
Ninth Illinois Infantry, were Sergeant
Edward Gulley, who was six feet six |
inches tall and Private Frederick H.
Gneerig, who measured only five feet
There died in Indianapolis the other I
day Mrs, Sarah Moore, who in her time
was quite a famous actress. She began
her stage career in 1S49. and had been
at different times the leading lady of |
Forest and John Wilkes Booth.
When Dr. F. M. Evelth. of Waldboro. j
Me., surgeon of the Seventh Maine Reg?
iment, was mustered out of service after I
the civil war. he brought North with
him a Virginia colt that he had ridden
In the army. Twenty-years ago this
hor.se passed into the possession of Al
den C. Kaler, whom he served well until I
this summer, when he became sick, and
the other day, at the age of 36. he was]
The mother of the late Secretary of!
State. W. Q. Grcsham. celebrated the
ninety-second anniversary of her birth
in Lanesboro.- Ind.. a few days since. |
She was one of the first white children |
born in what is now Harrison county.
Ind. She was married to Colonel Gresh
am seventy-five years ago. One of her |
sons ,a sheriff, was killed by a desper?
ado. Her oldest son was In the Mex?
ican and civil war. and recently died of |
wounds sustained in the latter war.
Judge Oreshnm, former Secretary of I
i State in Cleveland's second administra?
tion .and Postmaster General in Ar?
thur's cabinet*, died in Washington in
I A Maine man who recently experi?
enced religion now goes about the state ]
preaching for the reformation of sin?
ners and the other day he was an
j nounced to deliver a sermon In a school
house in the town of Wayne, the home
if the gunmaklng Maxims. When he
got to the school house there was only
one man in the building. After waiting |
a while for the crowd to appear the
evangelist declared to the audience of I
one that he should go on and preach [
Just the same as if the room were
crowded. So he did preach for about
an hour and a half, and at the close hv
asked the lone listener to lead in pray?
er. The man looked puzzled, and then,
fishing out a little slate, wrote:
"I tim deaf and dumb a:id haven't |
heard a word you said."
The newest styles In soft and stiff I
h.tts Juat opened at Woodward & Wom
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
1TK3U or INTEREST UATHEKK?
ABOUT THE P3KKM
?entrances and Clearances at the Co* ton
House. Lint of Ve eels Now In Port.
Other Marine Item?.
Sun Rises 5:49 A; M.
Sun Sets 6:10 P. M.
High Water 8:50 A. M. and 9:00 P. M.
Low Water 2:43 A. M. and 3:09 P: M:
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.?Forecast
for Friday: For Virginia showers:
light to fresh northeasterly winds.
ARRIVALS AHU DEPARTURES'.
VeueU Arrived Veaterday.
ARRIVED: Schooners W. B. Palm?
er, Boston: B. C. French. New Bedford;
J. R. Burt. Washington.
SAILED: Steamships Shenandoah.
VemielH Sailed Ve Rterday
(Br.) Trlnick. Liverpool: Velleda (Br.)
Tulloeh. Buenos Ayres: Schooner Brig?
adier, Norfolk; Barge Enos Soule, Bos?
VESSELS TO SAIL.
The following is the correct schedule
received to date of cargo ships
to depart from and now en route to
FROM NEWPORT NEWS
Albano, U. S. Shipping Company,
Hamburg, September 15.
Shenandoah, Furness,' Withy .% Co.
(Ltd.). Liverpool. September 16.
St. Marnock, U. S. Shipping Co.,
Antwerp, September 22.
Chickahominy. Furness. Withy & Co.
(Ltd.), London, September 22.
Lord Lansdowne, N. T. Shipping Co
Belfast and Dublin. September 25.
Appomattox, Furness, Withy & Co
(Ltd.), London, September 29.
Pisa. N. Y. Shipping Co., Hamburg.
Indrani, II. S. Shipping Co., Glasgow
Castleventry. U. S. Shipping Co.
Manchester. October 3.
Rappahannock. Furness. Withy & Co.
(Ltd.). Liverpool, October 3.
Caprivi, Funch. Edye & Co., Rotter?
dam, October S. .?
Kanawha. Furness. Withy & Co.
(Ltd.). London. October 12.
Xenia, N. Y. Shipping Co., Copenha?
gen, October 15.
Lincluden. N. Y. Shipping Co., Man?
chester. October 15.
FOR HAMPTON ROADS.
Oceanic. Sunderland, August 20.
Canton, Rotterdam, August 22.
Glenloig, Antwerp. August 24.
Flowergate, St. Vincent. C. V., Au?
Glencoe, Rotterdam, August 30.
Birdbswald Shields. September 10.
FOR NEWPORT NEWS.
St. Marnock. Antwerp. September 1.
Chickahominy, Furness, Withy & Co.
(Ltd.). London. September 3.
Anerley, St. Michaels, September 5.
Appomattox, Furness. Withy & Co.,
(Ltd.), London. Septeember 11.
AFTER AMERICAN COAL.
Wednesday the Britnsh bark "Cape
Wrath." Captain Hart, arrived in
Hampton Roads to load coal for Cape
Town, Africa. She is thirty-eight days
out from Barry Dock, Cardiff, Wales,
and her trip here la due to a strike
among Welsh coal miners being still on
at the time of her sailing, with no sign
of any agreement being reached for
Captain Hart reports a fairly fine
passage, heavy fogs on the Banks and
favoring Northeast wind from off Sable
Island. He lay at Cardiff a month wait?
ing a cargo and then found that freight
rate could be obtained here, sufficiently
in advance of the Cardiff rate, to make
the trip across the Atlantic profitable.
The Cape Wrath proceeded to Lam?
bert's Point to take on cargo.
The hurricane which prevailed On the
Georgia coast during August 30th and
31st has been disastrous to the cioaBt
wise fleet. Eight first-class schooners,
with an aggregate tonnage of 4,558 tons,
are known to be lost and in several in?
stances their crews are supposed to
have perished with them. Five other
schooners of the fleet reached ports of
safety with more or less damage and
several others are still to be heard from.
With the loss of such a number of ves?
sels of the already limited fleet, the
coastwise lumber trade will find a scarc?
ity of tonnage which cannot readily be
tilled. The unprofitableness to the in?
vestor in vessel property has caused al?
most a cessation in the building of
schooners for some time past, and as
the shipyards are busy with orders for
large sea-going barges it will be diffi?
cult to place an order for suitable sized
schooners to replace those lost, even if
investors are readily found.?Maritime
THE NEW TUG "CURT1N."
Wednesday the new tug "Curtin,"
Captain Charles C. Sparks, arrived in
Hampton Roads with a single light
barge in tow, from Baltimore, having
made the trip in twenty-six hours from
Chesapeake City. The Curtin is fresh
from the stocks, having been lately
built for a mate to the tug Winfleld S.
Cahill. specially for towing from this
port to Philadelphia. She made the
trip from Chesapeake City to Baltimore
at eleven knots speed on her trial trip,
but will probably develop better speed
after her engines get limbered up.
The Curtin Is 90 feet long. 19 feet beam
and 8 1-2 feet draught. Her hull was
built by Wilson Rickenbach, of Cam
den, N. J., and her engines and boiler
by R. M. Spedden Company, of Balti?
more, the hull being towed to that place
and the machinery installed there. She
has Steeple compound engines, a Scotch
boiler with corrugated furnace and is
tested for 150 pounds of steam.
Her managing owner is Mr. Charles
Gring. of Camden. who is also manag?
ing owner of the Cahill, and is engaged
in the lumber transportation business.
Her master. Captain Sparks, was for?
merly in command of the tug Mary
Walker and ia very proud of his new
craft. She will await orders, as owing
to the weather, tjhe Cahill and her tow
put into safe harbor in the bay, and the
Curtin missed meeting her and ex?
changing tows, as was originally in?
COAL FOR ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
The British steamship Velleda. Cap?
tain T. S. Tullock. cleared yesterday
for Port La Plata, Argintine Re?
public, with 2,938 tons of New River
coal. Owing to the strike in the English
mines there is a large demand for
American coal in the South American
HOT/ IT STARTED.
"I wonder what induced Miss Jubb to
go on the stage?"
"Her parents started it by naming her
LITTLE DEEDS OF KINDNESS.
"Clara, dear, yau don't seem to notice
whether your hair gets gray or not."
"No, dear Isabel, I know you will
keep me posted."
PROMPTLY AT THE FRONT.
"Capt. Mizzentop is an active officer."
"Active? He was the first man on the
lecture platform after the war closed."
"Mary, is that young man in the par?
lor?" I think he is. sir. Miss Minnie
has hung something over the keyhole.?
One dray load of baskets.
Adams' Racket Store.
toONtS ?AftLO SUICIDS3.
fr&eir KuniUw Wot Exa^S?rated?A Wit
eeae Describes How Ose Was Dealt With.
"I had always believed," said a man
who has just returned from his first trip
abroad, "that the number of suicides cred?
ited to Monte Carlo every year was exag?
gerated for sensation's sake, but I have
been there recently, and I am inclined to
believe the worst. I am convinced from
what I saw that because of the precautions
of the authorities there and the universal
system of bribery which prevails only a
small percentage of tho suicides due to the
gaming table is made known. Just let
me tell you of one that I saw myself.
? "I was in Monte Carlo on Tuesday,
March 22, when in broad daylight a well
dressed man walked out of the Casino, sat
down on the steps and with a revolver blow
his brains out. Such incidents were ap?
parently too ooinmon to attract extraor?
dinary attention, and the authorities of
the place are always prepared for them.
Almost before the smoke of the revolver
had cleared away a lot of attendants rushed
out, and after covering the body with sack?
ing, whioh was kept on hand for the pur?
pose, removed it. All trace of the tragedy
was washed away, and in less than five
minutes there was nothing on the steps to
excite suspicion: I have no doubt that the
authorities buried the body at their own
expense and that nothing further will be
heard of tho case.
"Very few of those Monte Carlo suicides
are identified. As a rule, they are either
broken down gamblers or men who have
gone therewith the intention of recouping
by a single stroke or losing all and dying.
Silence In many oases is gained by grant?
ing to relatives a sum from the secret serv?
ice money, which is set aside every year
from the vast revenue of the Suciete des
Bains de Mer de Monaco for the purpose
of hushing up scandals. Too much pub?
licity, you know, might bring tho hand of
justice on this establishment, which ruins
thousands of men and women."?Ex?
Tint Recorded Sate of a lot In New York
Was For Lot? Than 810.
Mrs. Schuyler Yam Rensseluer has out
article In The Century on "The Mother
City of Greater Now York." Mrs. Van
The earlier streets had followed tho wa?
ter front, then formed by the line of Pearl
street, to tho eastward of tho fort. Hero
stood tho new city inn, facing the East
river, but on tho site which is well away
from the shore of the widened city of to?
day, near the head of Coenties slip. Broad?
way was begun In 1648, on the site of Its
present No. 9, opposite the Bowling Green,
and here for many years stood Krigicr's
tavern. At first the people hod been mere
squatters, putting their houses where they
chose and facing them as they chase, with?
out personal titles to the land. Now some
attention was paid to street lines, and tho
land was surveyed and sold in small par?
cels. Tho first lot of which the sale is re?
corded brought 99.00, and In 1643 a house,
with several acres of ground, not for from
the fort was bought for $640.
Most of the houses were of wood and
very small. Cornells Van Tionhoven, who
had been In tho company's employ for n
number of years and was now koopman,
or secretary, lived in one that was 30 feet
in length and 20 in width on a spot that
was afterward famous as Golden hill. But
the company's warehouses were of stone,
and the governor's residence, within the
fort, was of brick. Kleft ordered for him?
self another dwelling 100 feet in length
and partly of stone, and on the outlying
bouweries the farmers built substantially.
Jonas Bronck, a Dane, whose farm lay be?
yond the Harlem, where Bronx park lies
today, lived within stone walls, under a
tiled roof. And his wife had substantial
possessions?40 books, 11 pictures, various
silver bowls, tankards and spoons, 80
pewter plates end much clothing of cloth
and of satin us well as of grogrom.
A. Mother's Patience.
"Mrs. Billtops rarely permits her cares
to wring from her any outward evidence
of disturbance," said Mr. Billtops, "but
she does occasionally, and I'm glad of it.
I'd hate to have ber absolutely perfect, for
then she would seem too far removed from
ma But now and then she shows that
she is but human after all. As, for exam?
ple, this morning when, after listening to
a million requests from tho children and
doing 14,000 things for them, tho whole
situation complicated with some request
! from me that might better have been put
off till another time, she exclaims :
" 'This family will drive me to distrac?
"It is too bad that she should be so
bothered, but It is a sort of relief to me to
hear her say that. It is a time honored
phrase, and to hear her speak it proves
that she is not above the need of our sym?
pathy and thoughtful care, and she shall
have them both.
"Oh, but they ore a bothersome lot,
those children!"?Now York Sim.
A Surprise For St. Kilda.
The inhabitants of the lonely isle of St.
Kilda were astonished ono winter not long
ago at the appearance of a great blood
red, conical object floating on the wild
Atlantic billows to the westward of the
isla With much difficulty the derelict
was brought to shore, and as the St. K il
dans had never before seen such a queer
looking thing and could make no guess as
to its purpose or place in the scale of creat?
ed things they indulged in wild visions of
its valuable nature. But when the factor
came across on his yearly visit from the
neighboring but distant Island of Great
Britain he identified it as a great iron
buoy, which it subsequently appeared had
broken away from its moorings in New
York harbor and drifted in the gulf stream
across the Atlantic. It had taken two
fears in the passage.?Household Words.
When will women discover how to dress
their hair without the use of hairpins?
Hairpins, one understands from a woman
who has recently written a book about
women, are the chief obstacles to feminine
independence. "How truly fiendish a
hairpin can be no mere man cun ever
Know. When it presses against the skull
and produces a local nerve torture of an
indescribably vicious nature, a man might
imagine that the easy thing would be to
pull it out. A woman feels so tremendous?
ly at a disadvantage if her hair is untidy.
She cannot even argue till it is neat
To Clean a> Mandolin*
If your mandolin has become soiled and
greasy through being touched by moist
fingers, take a mixture of ono teaspoon of
vinegar in four teaspoons of water and
lightly wash the parts affected Then rub
dry and continue to rub with a dry, clean
cloth, which must be entirely free from
all roughness. After this polish with some '
good furniture pol Ufa.
She?The tried and loving husband is
one who when his wife has the neuralgia
suffers more than she does.
He?And she generally sees to it that be
In London the omnibus horse is worn
out in"flve years, the tram horse in four,
the postoffice horse in six and the brewers'
in from six to seven, whilo tho vestry
horses last eight years.
The banana is said to be the most pro?
lific of all food products, being 44 times
more productive than potatoes and 123
times more than wheat.
Will probably want some new things to go
to School in.
We can do as well, if not better, for them
thair-anyone else, and you can depend on anything
we sell you.
Don't forget to look at our stock before you
? buy. Our prices are always the lowest.
Reliable Clothing House,
2714 Washington Avenue.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
for these cool fall days and nights.
We would advise the change from the ex?
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which we are offering the public in natural
and fawn colored, merino weaves, at excep?
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have become a necessity.
Our showing of these garments is interest-1
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Boys' School and Dress Suits.
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Boys' Cxtra Pants. __j
/^others' Priend Shirt Waists, dust what
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Clothier. Shoer ana
All parties who can board and lodge delegates to
the Firemen's Convention to be held.in this city Septem^
ber 28th, 29th and 30th, 1898, will kindly fill out the fol?
lowing slip and return to Chairman Entertainment Com?
mittee, P. O. Box 163, City, as early as possible to enable _j
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I Name of House. ?
I Name of Proprietor. f
I Name of Street.No of House. s
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Are buying real estate now before the
big boom begins.
More than $100,000 worth of real
estate has changed hands in Newpor!
News in tl.. past three week. Now is
the time to put your money In real
estate if you want to get wealth out
of the present movement. If you are
going to invest don't fail to come and
see us. We have some splendid bar?
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fine iiroflt in a few weeks.
R&fiL ESTftTE, RENTAL AND INSUR?
Washington five & 28th St
Sew Summer Resort.
Is situated on Hampton Roads in
sight of Fort Monroe, wbere electric
cars meet incoming and outgoing
steamers. This delightful summer re?
sort will be
OPENED MAY 8. 1898.
i The hotel has.been enlarged. Per
I feet sanitary condition and plumbing.
Bathing is unexcelled. Fishing and
boating unrl trailed. No malaria. The
jcool breezes of the Atlantic, Electric
i cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe,
1 Hampton and Newport News. No Hq
? uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic?
nic parties allowed the use of the
mammoth pavilllon during the day.
Music every night except Sunday.
For terms apply to
CHARLES H. HEWINS. Manager,
Buck Roe Beach Hotel,
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-?table as cflOMS
as a house wa& afl
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