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HLPOItT OP THE .CONDITION
LINCOLN NATIONAL DANK.
At Washington, In the District of Columbia, t
the close of ImlnnK, May 5, 1808.
Loans and discounts 1110.644 5t
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 312 SO
V. S. bonds to secure circulation 50,000 CO
Premiums on U. S. bonds 0.UO 00
Slocks. securities. elc. t 5 813 71
Banking house, furniture and fixtures. 98,722 50
Other real estate and mortgages owned. 1,370 00
l)ue from national banks (not, reserve
arcnts) 11 439 10
Due from Mate lianks and bankers.... 3,850 43
Ihie from approved rescrre asenlt 53,170 33
rtircks and other cash items 10.200 62
Kaclianpes for clearing liouse. ......... 8,151 1)3
Fractional paper currency, nickels,
and cents SO 1
Lawful money reserve in bank, via:
Legal-tender notes 11S.1M 00
Redemption fund vrlllt Unileit States
Trcasunr (S per tent of circulation). t2 150 03
Capital sloik paid in ."t200 000 00
Surplus fund 38,000 00
Undivided profits, less expense! and
talcs paid 5,555 13
National tank notes ouUtandin: 44,800 00
Due to other national banks, tl.278 76
Dividend unpaid 571 00
Indu idual deposits subject to
check 511,00:1 S3
Demand certificates of deposit 200 13
rectified checks 2,OS 79
Total ?S04,170 82
District of Columbia, County of Wsshimrton s
I. r IU 1)1 RICh. A ST1KR, Cashier of the above
named bank, do eoIcmnl surear tliat the above
ttatemnt is true to the bet of mv knowledge
and lielief F. A. ST1ER, Cashier.
Suscribed and snom to before me this 12th
day of May, ti&
(Seal) ALBERT & OIUET,
J. B. WILSOV,
II K WALhnt.
ri)W V. 1X1NN.
II BIIU)LV IHVIDSOV.
TLL1IA1)0E . LtMBFRT,
U. s. IIOCF,
C. II. BUltGESS.
It en Dirtors.
ItEPOIlT OF THE COSDITIOV
TIUDERS" NWIOWI. IIWK. OF W V1IING-
At Washington, in the Di-.iet of Columbia, at
the c!oe of burner. Xla 5, 18iR?
Loan and discounts $333,890 75
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured .... Ij 72
U. bonds to secure tlrculation...... 75.WI0 00
II. S. bonds on hand 7( 00
l'rcmiums on U. S bonds............. G.1& 2o
Stock securities, etc 2.222 07
Banking houe. furniture and fixtures. 113,431 43
Due from national lianks (not reserve
Doe from tate lnnk and lurkers ... 1,933 IB
Due from approved recrve actnts .... O.2i0 78
Checks and other cash items 3.34r. 93
Fxchamres for cleanroj houM! 9.478 44
Fractional paer currenej, nickels,
and ceits. C52 00
Lauful momy reserve in liank. xif
Specie $102,917 50
Lccal tender notes 10 000 00
Kedcmption fund vwth l" S Treas
tircr (5 ter cent of circulation) 3,375 00
Tctal $u0.0j5 97
Capital stock paid in $2000fOoa
Surplus fund 00,00) 0)
I ndivided profits, less exptncs and
laics paid 10,731 33
National lank nntei outstanding CS.00 (0
Due to other national lanks fll,79 27
Due to State tunks and
hankers 4,1S! 72
Dividends untulid 2 (O
Individual depo its sulject
to check 50(719 41
Demand certificates of dcpolt 9 C31 90
Certl6ed checks 2,753 II
Total ?0(D5 97
District of Columbia County of Washington, s.:
I, JOHN C. KTIIE, Cashier of the aliove
natned bank, do solemnly swear tliat the above
statement is true to the lct o' m knowledge
and belief JOHN C. ATIIGi. Casliicr.
SuliscrilifTl and sworn to be fore me this 12th
day ef Ma, :sis
s,m CROS, Notary Public.
District of Columbia.
CFO C. HEWINO.
1MILUM V. (.ORDOV,
lOIL. S. Sliini),
J. T. UIWIL.
1I II MchMW,
F G SCHFrR,
It E PA1RO
V. II DUTUR.
JI R IV C. STl)F.
It cm Director
REPORT OF THE CONDITION1
WASHINGTON- LOW WD Till ST CO,
At Washington, in the District of Columbia., at
the clone of business. May 5, 198.
Loans ard discounts $2,403,537 15
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.... 301 77
Ftocks, securities, etc 29,05 04
Banking houe, furniture, fixture,
vault, and pafe work GOG.472 19
Ihie from national lianks 371,110 28
Duo from trust companies 167,828 49
Checks and other cash items 11,200 57
Fractional paper currenci, nickels
and cents 672 03
Lawful money reserve in liank. viz-
Specie $130948 75
Lepal tender notes 220,000 00
Capital stock paid in $1,090,000 00
Surplus fjnd 175 000 00
Undivided profits, less expenses and
taxes (taid 41.171 57
Dividends unpjid.. ........... ....... 3,970 07
Interest real estate trust bonds....... 115 00
Individual deposits subject
to check $2,400 711 74
Demand certificates of de
posit 2,113 00
Time ccrtincates of de
posit 2G4 712 a
Dertlfied checks 3,772 27
Real estate tru-t bonds G2.G0O 00
Total $3,954,201 "SO
District of Columbia,
I, WUREW PAIihtlt. Secretary of the above
named company, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to th" Iiest of mv knonl.
edge and liebef. ANDREW PlRhLR,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12lh
day of lla, 1S9S.
TFVNFV ROSS, Notary Public.
JOI1V JOY FDX)X.
JNO A. SOPE.
II II ttsKNI-n,
W. B GURIXV.
MK.tlST. CHANE. JR.
1IENR K. W1LLARD.
TilFODORB V. J.OYES.
JOHN B. LARNFIt.
JOHN A. HAUILTOV,
KEABING THE HANGE OF SHOTS.
The .Simnluli Admlral'a Fleet Re
ported Off Fort de France.
London, Hay 13. A dispatch to Lloyds
from St. Pierre, Martinique, today, says
that the Spanish warships have arrived
err Fort De France.
DAKKEXONQ THE HABBOBS.
LlaTBta at Matlstsa and TenerltTe Or
dered to Be Rxtibfrulahed.
Gibraltar, May 13. The Malaga lights
Have been extinguished until further ord
ers, and martial law has been declared.
The Tenerlffe harbor lights have been
sporty Scarfs.' Heir Cola.ra,
Ho Joseph Auerbach'n 23 Pa. ave.
Jnvenlle Bicycles, Sirs.
Enameling, Plating. E37 Massachusetts.
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. T. Ave.
FALL OF SAN JUAN
Spanish Forts Destroyed After
Tfcreg Heirs'' Fifktiii.
ONE AMERICAN KILLED
Two Shots of the Enemy Hit lbe
New York and Iowa.
OUR SHIPS . NOT INJURED
llie Iniaa of X.lfo an Mtttrt Is Be
lleicd to Be Great Kortm Silcstcett
nuil I'lirt of the Town Fired The
Siiunlnrda Drlrcu From Tbelr
Guu R-iate11 Onr Sqaadron
Branu lp Onlalde. the Ilnrbar.
On Board Dispatch Boat Kenapaha, St.
Thomas, Maj 13. Admiral Sampson's fleet
of American ships at daybreak yesterday
morning appeared before the harbor of
San Juan, Porto Rico, and, after a'seiere
bombardment, which lasted three hours,
succeeded in reducing-Its fortifications.
The Ilect then steamed outside of the
port to await the Spanish Cape Verde
It was barely 5 o'clock when the cruiser
Detroit led Sampson's squadron Into the
harbor of San Juan The Iowa opened Are
on Morro fort and the Detroit soon fol
lcm ed suit, firing at short range. The
lona, Indiana, New York, Terror, Am
phitrite and Detroit then steamed In
ellipse formation before the Spanish forts.
Tent or thirty gups replied.
The fleet's first round was aimed too low
and did little damage. In the second
round, however, the American guns got
the proper elevation. This round silenced
Morro fort and fired the tonn.
The Spaniardsln the fortifications were
driven from their guns repeatedly by the
fire of the Americans before the works
were finall reduced. The fire from the
cruiser Detroit nas excellent at all times,
and though she went closer to the forts
than the other ships, not a shot hit her.
During the bombardment the torpedo
boat Porter which had been on a scouting
trip after the Spanish Cape Verde fleet,
arrived and daring!) steamed within short
range of the forts.
The Spaniards mounted seven good guns
but their markmanshlp was wretched.
Tfie forts fired hundreds of shots, but
only hit the New York once. That shot,
howev er, killed Seaman Frank 'Wedemark,
broke the leg of Samuel Feltman and
slightly Injured three other seamen.
The battleship Iowa was hit once and
three men hurt. They are Marine M. G.
Merkle, broken elbow ; Seamen R. C Hill
and John Mitchell, slightly hurt.
These were the only casualties to the
ships of the American fleet. The loss of
life and damage ashore is unknown, but
Is estimated to be large.
During the bombardment there were six
terrible collapses In the town as If build
ings were falling. The damage both to
the forts and city was enormous.
Our dispatch boat, the Kanapaha, was
fired at six times, once at range of only
The battleship Iowa fired 250 shots and
the cruiser Detroit fired 1S9. During the
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CASH OR CREDIT.
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Shingles, J2.D0 per 1,000 15 everywhere else.
last half of the bombardment the war
ships' guns did terrible execution.
The loss of life ashore was heavy.
There was no attempt made to take pos
session of the town or to destroy it, be
yond the rasing of the fortifications.
As your dispatch boat steamed away
from the scene the American fleet was
drawn up outside- awaiting the Spanish
Cape Verde fleet.
The bombardment and reduction of the
fortifications was accomplished In three
Sampson's Ofnclal Report.
The following dispatch from Admiral
Sampson, dated at St. Thomas, yesterday,
was received at the Navy Department this
"A portion of the squadron under my
command reached San Juan this morning
at daybreak. No armed vessels were
found In the port. As soon as It was suf
ficiently light I commenced attack upon
the batteries defending the city. This at
tack lasted about three hours, and result
ed in much damage to the batteries and
incidentally to a portion of the city ad
jacent to the batteries. The batteries re
plied to our fire, but without material ef
fect. "One man was killed on board the New
York and seven slightly wounded In the
"No serious damage to any ship re
sulted. ' SAMPSON."
This dispatch was probably carried to
St. Thomas by the Yale.
The Killed and IVonnded.
Frank Wedemark, who wae killed on
the cruiser New York, at San Juan, was
an ordinary seaman who enlisted at New
York. He was born In Fmnland and had
declared his Intention to become a citizen.
Ill's next kin is Gustav Brtckson, of Aabo,
Samuel Feltman. of the New York, who
had a leg broken, was an ordinal sea
man. He was born In New York. Next
of kin is Joseph Alexander, 19 AVillet
Street, New York city.
Ravmond C. Hill, who was Injured on
the battlehlp Iowa, was an apprentice.
He was a naturalized seaman, and was
born at Coventry, England. His father,
'Joseph Hill, lives at 110 Ward Street. Pat
erson, N. J. .
John Mitchell, of the Iowa, was born in
Constantinople. He had declared his In
tention to become a citizen. He has no
M. G. Merkle, the marine Injured on
the Iowa, enlls.ed at Brookljn July 30,
THE REVOLUTION IN ITALY
Premier di Rndini Admits lbe
CANNOT PROTECT IT3 CITIZENS
IndlttQanla Called fpon to Defend
Their Persons and Property
Against tbe ItevrlnUculatu En
tire Arm) to Be Called Out The
Constitution to Be Snapcnded.
Rome, May 13. The situation Is dally
becomlng more serious. Marquis di Ru
dlni, prime minister, has Issued a circular
letter to all the prefects that the govern
ment cannot respond to all the requests
from the disturbed districts for troops,
and recommending that every citizen
make his own preparations to protect his
person and property. The circular is re
garded as an admission of the powerless
ness of the government.
A hundred thousand reserves have been
called out and arrangements have been
made to mobilize the entire army.
In an Interview with a correspondent
of the Central News Marquis dl Rudlnl
admitted that there had been no such se
rious situation since S0. He would not
give a truce to the socialists and repub
lican's, he said, but If necessary would
suspend the constitution
A CHANGE OF OEDHfiS.
Xorthern aad Eaatern Volunteers o
Go to Clilckainaaira.
The War Department has made another
change in the program for the mobiliza
tion of the volunteer forces. Those from
the North, East and Middle West are all
ordered to Chlckamauga, instead of New
Orleans and Tampa, as recently ordered.
The orders for Kansas, Missouri, Da
kota and other Western States to 'San
Francisco are unchanged.
Expected to Leave for Tampa With
His Stast Tonight.
General Miles and staff. If orders given
this morning are not revoked, will leave
for Tampa at 10:40 o'clock tonight
Host of the baggage of the general and
his associatesbas already been shipped
and'an'other targe lot will "be sent this
Flaaa Baslacwr Ctllesre, Sth aas K.
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DISPATCHES HELD DP.
NesTa of Spain's Naval Movements
Sappresaea at Martlalqae.
Captain Cottdn, of the .auxiliary cruiser
Howard at St. Pierre, Martinique, in his
cipher telegram tp the "Navy Department
states that his dispatches were held up at
St- Pierre until after the Spanish squad
ron had sailed.
He also states that the Spaniards had
been at St. Pierre for several das. They
were accompanied by two big supply ships
and all sailed together. From Captain
Cotton's telegram the Navy Department
officials believe that the Spanish fleet is
bound for Cienfuegoa.
There is an active, energetic consul at
Martinique and it is believed that he
would have Immediately notified the State
Department of the arrival of the Spanish
fleet at St. Pierre if he had been permit
ted to To so.
SPAIN'S OFFICIAl, ACCOUNT.
Their Damages Discounted In the
Madrid, May 11 The Spanish official
account of the engagement between the
American squadron and the fortifications
at San Juan. Porto Rico, savs that the
damage done by the American fire was In
considerable and the losses of the Span
Later official dispatches from Porto
Rico say that the American squadron
was repulsed at San Juan. Eleven ships
bombarded the fortifications and the town
but were gloriously beaten back by the
Spanish batteries,.whlch were armed with
Krupp eleven-Inch guns and did splendid
Members of Cengress Hear of
San Jaai's Fall.
AWAITING TO HEAR DETAILS
1e Ccmmrnd The Times-if the
LjifMVCite Carries! French Gannera
or Mtnulah Ofllccra Iato llnvnua
France Will P Held to Strict Ac
count lor Brr-irh of Faith.
The news of the bombardment of San
Juan bv Admiral Sampson's fleet attract
ed the liveliest attention at the Capitol
The full and' complete report of the
engagement In the regular morning edi
tion of The Timex had been read by sen
ators with eager interest, for It gave
them a far better account than they se
cured in an "extra" that appeared on the
streets sever jl hours later.
It was reported Wednesday, after the
Information had been received that the
Spanish fleet was In home waters, that
the Administration was endeavoring to
reach Admiral Sampson to Instruct him
to return to Key West without bombard
ing San Juan. . '
This was disappointing to public men,
who had been hoping to see the peaceful
campaign give way to action and war
like w ork. u
This morning's news has raised their
hopes, and they are anxiously awaiting
further details as to the damage Inflicted
by the American fleet.
A prominent member o' the naval com
mittee said this morning that the absence
of a landing force would not interfere
with the attack- on the fortifications of
the city. Inasmuch as he had sailed all
that distance Admiral Sampson would
save time by reducing the fortifications
regardless of other conditions. It would
not be necessary, this senator said to do
tbe Job when the army of Invasion was
ready to land, for In the meantime it
would be Impossible for the Spanish to
renew their work.
The engagenient In Porto Rico has
again demonstrates! the excellence of
American gunnery' and the feebleness of
Spanish defense. While the fortifications
at Havana are known to be better than
those at San Juan and the batteries much
better manned, itj is the general belief
among those whb know something on the
subject of fortifications that Admiral
Sampson will haVe little, dlfllculty in
putting the city afhis mercy. t
The story In the 'Times this evening
concerning the entplojrment of French
artillerymen and theirtransportstio to
Havana by the steamer Lafayette, under
the guise of Sparnsjt citizens, was a sub
ject of jnuchconinienttat the Capitol.
It mav lead tocompsVcatlonswlth France
for If there is reasonable ground for the
French government may be called upon
for an explanation.
One of the prominent members of tbe
Committee on Foreign Relations stated
this morning that.'lf. this report was true,
France had been guilty of a gross breach
of international law.
The pledge of the government was given
by the French-minister that the men
aboard that steamer were not Spanish
officers, and, that the Lafayette Intended
simply to land heir'passengers and malls.
If she carried Spsnsth .officers and un
loaded her cargo tfiii senator said, she
be held to a strict
The Weather Mtsfcer- . Co. say
Decreasing- cloialSens tonight.
A CHANGE OF PUN
Tie InTasIoa if Cifea Is Fast
pel SPAIN'S SHIPS TO BI SUNK
Tbe American Amy Will Tkea
ALL EVES ARE ON SAMPSON
It Is Announced Oalclalljr at the
War Department That thr Inva
sion of Cuba Has Been Abandoned
Pending; the Keaalt of the Battle
of the Squadrons Ulapatrh Boat
to Xotlfj the Blockade Ships.
The Invasion of Cuba has been tempo
rarily abandoned until further news can
be obtained from the Spanish Cape Verde
fleet, which was reported. at 10.30 o'clock
this morning to be hull down westward of
the Island of Martinique.
The Navy Department Is straining every
nerve to inform Admiral Sampson of the
proximity of the enemy.
The Navy Department officials express
themselves as satisfied that the Spanish
fleet coaled at St. Pierre and that officials
of the French government held up dis
patches Intended for the authorities at
Commodore Schlev's fleet, which left
Fort Monroe this morning, will try to
intercept the Spanish squadront which, it
Is bel'evd at the Navy Department, is
bound for Santiago de Cuba.
A dlratcli boat has been ordered to
notify the vessels which are now block
When It was believed that the Hostile
fleet was on the other side of the ocean
It was thought perfectly safe to send any
number of troops to Cuba In transports
without convojs. This cannot be done
now. The fleet may appear at anv mo
ment, and lO.OCO to 00,000 American soldiers
would be an excellent capture for Spain.
FIRST WITH THE NEWS.
The Times raterdar Morning Told
of th. San Juan Flight.
The Times jesterday morning contained
the first news of the bombardment of San
Juan, Porto Rico. The news was received
and printed while the bombardment was
This morning's dispatches confirm. In
every detail, the advices printed In The
Times yesterday morning, under a Cape
Haltlen date, as follows:
"The town is full of a story that Ad
miral Sampson is battering at the gates
of San Juan, Porto Rico The story goes
here that action began this afternoon and
that the ancient fortifications were rap
idly crumbling under the fire of the
"Havana evidently had heard the
news also, and was wildly excited over
It, for all sorts of Inquiries for informa
tion have been cabled here. No definite
Information can be had from Porto Ri
co, which strengthens the Idea here that
something unsual Is going on there."
WORKMEN BURIED X2T RUINS.
Ten "Men Under the Wreck of Fallen
New York, May 13. The rear portion"
of two 5-story brick flat houses at IS and
IS East One Hundred and Sixteenth
Street, collapsed this morning, carrjlng
Jen workmen down In the ruins.
The debris filled the entire ard to a
depth of about twenty feet, and most of
the men were buried deep In it- When po
licemen and passers-by, alarmed by tne
crash, rushed to the rear of the house
they saw a man's arms sticking up out
of the ruins. They dug down with their
hands and cleared enough of the debris
away to drag him out.
fractured- He was dying.
An alarm of fire was turned in and
hook and ladder company No. 11 arrived
at the scene, with more efficient Imple
ments for digging In the ruins. Search be
gan immediately for the buried workmen,
and the firemen dragged out two bodies.
The rescued men were Peter Pasco,
Peter Kowasky, Russero Francisco and
an unknown man.
Faint cries can still be heard from un
der the debris. It Is reported that six men
are vet In the ruins.
THE OBSESS STAND.
Hew York Seventh Regiment
Stay at Home. i
At a conference between Governor Black
and Secretary Alger this morning it was
decided not to order the Seventh Regiment
of New Tork to tbe field for duty.
It was also decided not to revoke the or
der of Governor Black disbanding the
Thirteenth Regiment of Brooklyn.
100 ft. Beat Boards, say leasrth, 91.
Common Boards, 73c 100. IJbbey tt Co.
OFF TO MEET BFATJfS HAVT.
The Pls-lng Sonadroa Sails South at
On Board the Texas. .Hampton Roads,
Hay 13. The signal to be ready to put to
sea. at early daybreak was displayed on
the flagship Brooklyn at 1 o'clock, this
morning and answered by all the ships in
Commodore Schley's flying squadron.
At daybreak the squadron sailed south.
The ships have been ready to sail for
five weeks and there remained little to be
done, rjleam launches were hoisted
aboard, and the decks' were soon cleared.
Keen but quiet excitement prevailed on
the battleship Texas when tbe order was
received. We had been out all day at
target practice, making the best record
ever made in the history of the firing of
turret guns and everybody was pretty
well tired. Tbe news of the order spread
through the ship and men tumbled out of
tbelr bunks to writo final messages and
discuss the situation. Jubilation, tem
pered with the fear that the news was
too good to be true, was the feeling all
over the ships. There have been too
many false alarms.
The nature of Commodore Schley's or
ders are not positively known, but the
report on the ships Is that tho Spanish
Cape Verde fleet has been located and
that the squadron Is to go to meet It.
At 3 o'clock this morning the auxiliary
cruiser St. Paul joined the fleet, prepared
to sail vlth It.
SPAIN'S CARDENAS REPORTS.
Assertions That Bombardlnsr Began
Without .Notice- Brlnn: Given.
Madrid, May 13. The Spanish account
of the engagement at Cardenas, published
here, sajs that the Antonio Lopez, an
old tug with only one cannon, was struck
by twelve shells. The bombardment was
begun by the American veel, and no
previous notice was given. It is posMble
that the foreign residents will claim In
demnification for losses sustained by the
firing of the American ships.
The attempts of the Americans to land
slmultaneojsly at Cienfuegos and Car
denas point to a preconcerted plan of
joint 'action with the Insurgents. The
latter were defeated yesterday while trj
lng to concentrate their forces, and suf
A check has been put upon the riotous
disturbances In tbe mining district of
Spain, which Is now occupied by the mll
Itarj. Tho consensus of opinion is that the
new cabinet will collapse at the first op
portunity offered after the passage of the
CABINET HEABSTHE SEWS
Secretary Long Tells of the Ap
proach of Spanish Ships.
SCOLEV MAY FIGBT VIL'iAMIL
The-Secretary of the Navy Says That
at Least a Part of the Cape Verde
Fleet la OS the Inland of Martin
ique, and That It 1IU Be De
stroyed. The Cabinet meeting today was a short
but an Important one. Secretary Long
announced to the members of the Cabinet
that he had advices which made it evi
dent that the Spanish fleet was at Mar
tinique, and he stated that he believed
there was an intention on the part of the
Spaniards to have a fight with Samp
It was said, after the session, that the
orders given to the Using squadron.
which has been at Hampton Roads for
a long time, were to proceed to Marti
nique and engage the fleet of the Span
lards. Secretary Long does not think that the
fleet at Martinique comprises the entire
Cape Verde fleet, and he is sure that Its
extermination will be but a small matter..
At the close of the meeting, the mem
bers of the Cabinet assumed character
istic poses and were photographed.
NEW TORK SOLDIERS SAIL.
The Seventy-first Regiment Departs
Front Xevv York for Tampa.
New York, May IX Amid wild cheering
and hearty good-bs from a multitude of
men, women and children, the Seventy
first Regiment of New York Volunteers
embarked this morning for Tampa.
There were in the adieus and leave
taking many pathetic scenes, but God
speeds and enthusiastic cheering made
a scene of enlivenraent that has not been
seen for a Icng time.
After the ship sailed away, and as far
as she could be noticed steaming away
from the harbor, crowds watched the de
parting soldiers, and patriotic huzzas and
cheerings were borne on the air toward
the boys on their journey to the front.
Physician Kills Himself.
Canton, Ohio, May Jl Dr. C. H. Ev
ans, one of the best-known physicians in
Stark county, Ohio, committed suicide
yesterday by blowing his brains out with
his revolver. His third wife died
Wednesday night, and grief Is supposed
to have been the cause of the suicide.
Flooring 9 In. Tilde, ourcsaea hath
Ides, only ILZ3 100 feet. IJbbey tt Co.
SEA FIGHT NEAR
fail's Fleet DeMelj Lucatei
A Big Naval Battle Must Scon
PLANS TO STOP TOE ENEMY
The Spaalah Squadron Sffay Be Male
lntc South to Intercept the Oregon
or Working- Its Way to Cobs by
the Southern Route In Either
Event It Will Be Met and Defeated,
by the American Fleet. -
One of the sections of the mysterious
Cape Verde fleet is off Martinique, tho
French West India Island south of Porto
Rico and midway between that Island and
South America. " W
The Navy Department has posted offi
cial information to this effect. ,
The news has caused even more excite
ment In the Navy Department than the
story of the bombardment of San Juan.
It means that a part of the Spanish navy
Is within striking distance of the Ameri
can ships after all the official denials
and all the disappointments to the Ameri
can sailors. lf j
Thei e are now only two theories as to
the destination of the fleet. It may be
heading for Bah la to attack the Oregon
and the Marietta, or It may be attempt
ing to reach Cuba by evading the Ameri
can squadrons to the north, lather way
the Navy Department is making plans to
da to capture It, and undoubtedly there
will soon be an engagement.
The Spanish fleet Is supposed to contain
the four cruisers and three destroyers
that have puzzled the Navy Department
as to their whereabouts for the past two
weeks. It is possible, however, that the
ships may be others filing the Spanish
flag, several of which are unaccounted
The plan likely to be recommended by
the War Board and acted on Immediately
Is as follows: Orders have been Issued to
the fljlng squadron, and It Is already on
Its way South. This will put Into Gulf
waters all the ships of the three great
Atlantic squadrons, under Admiral Samp-,
son. Commodore Schley and Commodore-
Watson. Commodore Howell's squadron
of scouts will probably be sent to look"
after the fleet also. '
San Juan Is now so helpless that a very
small force can hold It. Cuba can wait a
little and Commodore Remey will prob
ably be Instructed to remain on guard
there for a few dajs, keeping up tho
Admiral Sampson will take command of
part of his squadron and with the co-operation
of the living squadron will sail
after the Spanish fleet. A battle may bo
expected within a few days and can
not be averted over a week. It will be one
of the greatest sea fights In nav al history
It Is believed at the department that
either of the two plans suggested for the
Spanish fleet is equally likely. The Ore
gon Is still in South American waters,
but must leave there within a short time
owing to the neutrality laws. This bat
tleship may be the object of the fleet.
It Is realized also that the southern
route to Cuba may very probably be con
sidered by Spain to be far the safest and
more feasible at this time. Either way
the fleets under Sampson will be able to
catch the Spaniards without great diffi
culty by sailing southwest from Porto
Rico, unless they turn about and run.
The Spaniards nave six knots the advan
tage of the United States' fleets In speed.
The distance between Porto Rico and
Martinique is about 400 miles.
If the opposing fleets sail toward each
other they may meet tonight or tomor
row. Otherwise two or three days may
be consumed in bottling the Spaniards up
in the Gulf and Carribean Sea.
The one chance of a reverse to the
American Bide lies in the possibility thai
the Spaniards are steaming at futl speed
toward Cuba, and will reach Havana and.
Commodore Watson before either Samp
son or Schley can overtake them.
Watson's squadron is not in any way
a match for, the Spaniards. There are m
first-class ships in his command. A bat
tle between these two forces would almost
necessarily result in a defeat for Watson
and possibly great loss.
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