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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1S99.
Price One Cent.
ADMIRAL DP.WEY ABBIVBS
The Olympia Passes Sandy Hook
Early This Xorniug.
Ever? body Amazed lF Her Unex
pected Appearance Sighted in tUc
,Southcnnt ThronRh the Mints of a.
Dreary Davcn She Steams Into the
Bay at 7:10 and Soon After Comes
to Anchor Salutes laired by the
' INirt Hancock Gnrrlwon Replied to
After the Battleship Taken n Po
sition at XorthvreMt Splthead FirtJt
Tbuui;lit to Be Admiral Hovrison.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2C Just as he sur
prised the enemy nearly a year and
a half ago. Admiral Dewey has taken
by surprise the city which -was -waiting
for the hero of Manila and preparing
a. magnificent reception for him. The Ad-,
miral and his famous flagship the Olympia
reached off Sandy Hook snortly after 5:30
o'clock this morning, two days before he
-was expected, and plans which had been
made for a great welcome were somewhat
disarranged by the Admiral's forebauded
ness, which might, however, have been
predicted. The OJympIa, receiving salutes
from shore forts and vessels In the bay,
passed Scotland Lightship bound In at 3:50
o'clock and less than two hours later, at
7:40 o'clock, she came to anchor in the
lower bay at Sandy Hook. The Olympia,
with Admiral Dewey on board will stay at
his anchorage until tomorrow, when she
will go up to Tompkinsville.
First ThouKht to Be HoirlNon.
It was misty when the Olympia showed
tip in the southeast and far out at sea as
the could be descried through the haze and
Sn the dim light of early morning. The
marine observers at the Highlands and
Sandy Hook arc always on the alert for
anything that may happen, even the un
expected, but Dewey surprised them today.
When the warship was sighted it was at
first conjectured that it might be Rear Ad
miral Howison's flagship, the Chicago,
which had been on a six months' voyage
to South African ports and was expected to
arrive here this week. But as the vessel
drew nearer, it was made out not to be the
Chicago, and the observers rubbed their
eyes in astonishment.
Could it be the Olympia? All doubts
were set at rest about 5:30 o'clock when
it became apparent that it was Dewey's
fighting cru'scr and none other, and that
the long four months' homeward-bound
voyage from the other side of the -world
was drawing rapidly to an end. "With the
Admiral's own flag floating from the main
masthead and the long homeward-bound
pennant streaming from the peak above,
the graceful cruiser steamed full into view.
Seventeen Guiih Salute Her.
"When she passed the Hook a thundering
Admiral's salute of seventeen guns at
Fort Hancock and signals of welcome top
ped by Old Glory were made from the ob
servatory on th'e Hook. In answer to the
welmome the Olympia signaled, "Thanks."
Everybody was on deck of the cruiser who
could possibly get there without neglect
ing his duty and the Admiral could plainly
be seen walking aft The ensign was dip
ped in answer to salutes of passing ves
sels, and then when the flagship had come
0 anchor below the Southwest Spit, Fort
Hancock's salute was answered from the
rapid fire guns which spoke at Manila.
An orderly bearing despatches from the
Admiral and other officers went ashore
"S'hen the cruiser was made fast and re
ported a pleasant voyage and all hands
well on board. He begged for back flies
of the newspapers, and while they were
being collected for him, out on the Olym
pia a sailor began what bade fair to be a
nard day's work dipping the ensign to
passing vessels and to craft which came
from up, down, and across the bay to
welcome the Admiral on his safe return.
Frantic IVelcomes Shouted.
The steamboat Sandy Hook from At
lantic Highlands was among the first of all
the floating craft about New York to wel
come Admiral Dewey to these waters. The
Sandy Hook left the Highlands just after
1 o'clock, with a hundred or so passengers
for this city. Not so long a time before the
white hull of a fighting cruiser had been
dimly descried through the gray gloom of
the misty morning making toward Sandy
Hook, from the sea.
The cruiser, which was plowing steadily
through the waves at about an eighteen
knot gait, had been seen from different
points along the shore, and she was made
out to be the Olympia; so before the Sandy
Hook left her pier at Atlantic Highlands
her passengers knew that Admiral Dewey's
flagship had only a "few minutes before
crossed the bar- They counted upon over
hauling the Olympia at Tompkinsville,
where they supposed she would anchor,
and when they saw her lying inside the
Hook a scene of wild enthusiasm ensued
aboard the big steamboat.
A steam yacht and a small sloop had al
ready reached the Olympia, and were hov
ering about as the Sandy Hook changed
her course and bore down on the cruiser.
The Olympia's sailors and marines were
thick on deck when the steamboat's deep
bass whistle boomed out -four blasts and
the steamboat's flag was dipped as she
ran up to within 100 yards or the flagship.
The Olympia acknowledged the salutes and
the Sandy Hook's passengers crowded over
the port rail until the vessel had a heavy
list. The men and women waved hats and
handkerchiefs, cheering frantically, but
when the figure of Admiral Dewey was
made out on deck the cheers to turned to
wild yells end the passengers were in dan
ger of throwing themselves into the water
in the endeavors of their vigorous recep
tion. The Admiral lAtttt IIIk Cap.
The Admiral lifted his cap in acknowl
edgment or the tumultuous greeting and the
yells redoubled. The passengers were still
shouting noisy welcomes, -nhen the Sandy
Hook's pilot headed for the city. Dewey
was informed in loud tones that his friends
were bidding good-by to him only tempo
rarily, and that they would "See him
According to the original plans. Admiral
Dewey was to arrive on Thursday evening,
and while the shores of the bay and the
coast were to be blazed with red fire in his
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honor a reception committee was to go
down and -welcome him Informally. This
committee, composed of W. C. Whitney, St.
Clair McKelaway. Warren F. Foster, Levi
P. Morton, Richard Croker, William Mc
Adoo, and Chauncey M. Depew was to go
down in a boat to the Olympia chiefly to
the diJTGrpnt pnmmittnps for his recentlon I
and entertainment and to obtain his ap
proval of them. The official welcome of
the Admiral as the city's guest was not to
take place until Friday morning, when the
mayor and the reception committee were
to visit the Olympia.
The Reception Committee Meets.
According to the statement of Secretary
W- W- Foster, of the reception committee,
the Admiral's unexpected arrival would
not interfere with the carrying out of the
programme for his reception. Official no
tice of the arrival was conveyed by a tele
gram from Admiral Dewey to Mayor Van
Wyck which was a duplicate of one sent
to the Secretary of the Navy, and which
The Olympia arrived tl.is morning. Will go to
As soon as word reached the City Hall
that the Admiral's flagship was in the low
er bay telegrams were sent to St, Clair
McKelaway and W. F. Foster, of the re
ception committee. Secretary Foster ar
rived at the City Hall at 0:30 o'clock and
made this statement:
"Of course our plans will be a trifle dis
arranged because of the arrival of the Ad
miral. I have telegraphed for all the
heads of the committees and they should
be here within an hour. Until wo have
had a conference I cannot say what we
shall do. '
"Admiral Dewey is the guest of the 'city
from the moment of his arrival. There is
nn unofficial presence at all to be consid-
-i tto tc nur truest now. and while we I
had not expected him until Thursday, he is
just as welcome. The Admiral's last letter
said that he had filled his coal bunkers to
overflowing and could get here in time and
not disappoint us."
ABBIVAL OF DEWEY'S BIST.
HIh nrothcr, Sitttcr-ln-Lavr, and
Nephew Bench Sew Yorlc.
NEW YORK, Sept. 26. Admiral Dewey's
relatives arrived in town last night. They
came from Montpeller and registered at
the Waldorf-Astoria. The party comprised
Charles Dewey, brother of the Admiral;
his wife and his son, Lieut. William Tar
box Dewey; James F. Dewey, and F. J.
Dewey and wife. They arrived at the
Grand Central Station at 8 o'clock and
'the city the Admiral's relatives -were de
,.w.a .t the lavish decorations that they
could discern. The rows and rows of seats
on the stands down Fifth Avenue especial
ly impressed them and the pillars of stuff
extending southward from the Waldorf to
the Dewey arch. No especial preparations
to welcome them were manifest at the ho
tel When Admiral Dewey arrives he will
Philadelphia National Export Ex
poHitlon via 11. & O.
Fare and one-third, including admission.
Tickets sold until November 30, good to return
until December i. se2I,20
F. Llhher Co. flgnrc lowest esti
mates and ime the lumber and raid work ia stock.
nroceeded at once to tne noeei, wnere a Martin u. Madden, James H. Shannon, W. er w
uite of rooms had been reserved for them. . B. Main, Joseph Theurer, and J. M. Glenn, bid
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have quarters In Manager Boldt's own
house, adjoining the hotel, on West Thirty
Charles Dewey Is president of the
Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Com
pany, and has been a State senator three
times. He is sixty-eight years old, but
appears to be In good health. Lieut. Will
iam Tarbox Dewey, his son, the Admiral's
nephew. Is al
The Admiral's sister, Mary Dewey, 5s in
too frail health to undergo the excitement
and strain of the week's festivities, and
she did not attempt to come and greet him
here. She will not see the Admiral until
he goes to hi3 old home for the State re
ception. The Governor of Vermont has engaged
a suite of ten rooms at the Waldorf-Astoria
for himself and family during the cele
bration, but the Admiral's brother and
nephew and their party took the rooms as
signed by the committee. The Admiral's
son, George G. Dewey, is staying at his
home in West Fifty-seventh Street.
While the Dewey family are In town they
will be escorted to the various functions
by a special committee of five Eelectel by
the chairman of the reception committee,
W. C. Whitney. It will probably include
St. Clair McKelway, John C. Calhoun,
Thomas F. Wood, president of the Board
of Aldermen, and possibly Judge Barrett.
George Goodwin Dewey, the only son of
the Admiral, reached town yesterday, after
an extended business trip -through the
West, and. accompanied by his cousin, Ed
ward G. Dewey, called upon Warren W.
Foster, secretary of the celebration com
mittee, at the city hall. Young Mr. Dewey
said he was amazed at the extent of the
preparations made to greet his father. Mr.
Foster outlined the plans made for the
comfort of the Admiral's relatives during
the celebration, and Mr. Dewey said that
they were more than satisfactory. From
the city hall Mr. Dewey went back to hl3
work at No. 108 Worth Street, where he is
employed by a big wholesale dry goods
firm. "You mustn't expect to me to say
anything," he said, when asked for his
opinion of the city's celebration in honor
of his father. "Just put your yourself in
my position and you will realize why it is
not fitting for me to talk."
THE CHICAGO DELEGATION.
Two Hundred.- Cltlzeim to Icare for
Sew York Today.
CHICAGO, Sept. 26. About 200 of Chi
cago's prominent citizens will leave for
New York today to take part in the wel
come to Admiral Dewey. The party will
go on a special train to leave Chicago at
6 o'clock this evening over the Lake Shore
road, and to follow the limited on that line
at an interval of an hour and a half all
the way. The train will be properly dec
orated. All the members of the party are
expected to wear silk hats.
Mayor Harrison has notified the commit
tee that he is going and a car has been re
served for him, and the heads of the de
partments in the city halland their wives.
The committee of arrangements is com
posed of W. B. Conkey, Thomas Gahan,
ey House. The
committee has secured accommodations Sor
10C members of the party at the United
states riotei, r uuen atreet.
The delivery of an invitation to Admiral
Dewey to visit Chicago will he an impor
tant feature-of. the trip. Mayor Harrison
Flynn's Ilnsincsa Colletce, Sth and K.
Business, shorthand, typewritins; $25 a year.
JVorfolIc and "Wnsh. Steamboat Co.
Delightful nutumn tiips daily to Old Flint
Camfcrt, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beich,
and Ocean View. For schedule see page 7.
Visit Oth & A. Y. Ave. for Lumber and
mill work and get lowest prices in town.
will probably bo the spokesman in pre
senting the invitation.
NO KOBE BOATS AVAILABLE.
.Every Venel About Sew Yorlc Char
tered for the Naval Parade.
NEW YORK, Sept. 26. Practically ev
ery seaworthy steam ocean tugboat within
twenty miles of this city has been engaged
to carry passengers who desire to witness
the Dewey naval parade on Friday. At the
Dresent time It would bo Impossible to
charter a steamboat or a tugboat without
going to Boston or Philadelphia, and it is
stated that even at those places most of
the available boats have been taken. All
the steamboat companion in and about this
city have chartered mot of their boats to
clubs and other organizations or to specu
lators. Each company, however, have re
served one or two boats for the general
public, and tickets from $20 to $25 are still
obtainable. Speculators are also telling
tickets for the boats which they have ob
tained, and they are reaping a rich har
vest. The demand for craft of all kinds began
several months ago when the plans of the
Dewey celebration were In an embryonic
3tate. A few far-sighted, speculators ob
tained options on several of the best boats,
but It was not until the celebration was
assured that the general rush began. Since
that time the demand has been unprece
dented and unusual prices for the charter
ing of boats were asked and readily paid.
At the offices of theJocal board of steam
boat inspectors it was said today that
the office for the past two months had been
besieged by steamboat owners with appli
cations for permits to carry extra passen
'gors. The steamboat laws require that all
steamboat owners who wish to carry extra
passengers in their boats must obtain a
special license from steamboat Inspectors.
The boats must also undergo a special in
spection before the license Is granted.
Persons who desire to see the Dewey na
val parade need not stay at home for fear
that the boats will be dangerously crowd
ed. Steamboat Inspector Petric is looking
out for that and he says that he will see
that no steamboat captain takes risks.
Speculators on events of this kind have
been particularly lucky this year and this,
too, in spite of the fact that many of them
have suffered losses In ,past ventures. Many
speculators, for instance, greatly overesti
mate the number of persons who would go
to see the last two International yacht
races and as a result their profits fell far
below the sums they had expected to make.
This year, however, they have snapped
up every vessel they could lay their hands
on, and it is even said that they have
brought boats from distant ports. The
prices paid for boats have been enormous.
The Iron steamboat Company has leased all
but one of Its boats at about $2,000 each
for the day and night.
There has also been a great demand for
tugboats from $100 to $250 and more a day
and the officers of a large towboat com
pany In this city said this morning that at
the present time only a few, if any, could
be obtained even at those prices. One large
tugboat, the Ferguson was advertised at
$250. Several bidders were anxious to char
ter the tug at that figure, and the vessel
finally went to W. F. Walker, a Wall
Street man for $325 Afor the day. Other
boats were chartered? recently at high
The vessels chartered have an aggregate
capacity of over 100,000 persons, and when
the yachts, barges, tugs, and large steam
boats from other cities are included, it is
safe to say that at least 200,000 excursion
ists will be afloat in the harbor on ttie day
of the naval parade.
THE EXTENDED (VOYAGE HOME.
at Every Point Showered
Upon the Admiral.
Admiral Dewey sat1 on the deck of the
Olympia in Manila Bay, on May 20, a year
and nineteen days after he had come thith-
nne nis irienus crowaeu on coard to
him farewell. Tho Olympia began her
rage at 4 o'clock. The Baltimore and
the Concord fired salutes, and the bands
played. The Olympia reaohed Hongkong
May 23. The Admiral was in poor health
and was unable to attend the Queen's
After a few days inHongkong, the voy
age was resumed to Singapore, and then
$10 Xlngura Fnlls vin B. & O.
Special excursion 8;30 a. m., September 28.
Tickets good ten dajs. Stopovers returning at
Buffalo, Rochester, Geneva, and Burdett (Wat
kins Glen) and ilauch. Chunk (Glen Onoke). Re
duced rate side trips frornt Niagara Falls.
Buy yoar Lumber p.n& Jllllvrork at
0th and N. Y. arc, because we have the stock.
to Colombo, on the Island of Ceylon, over
which the balmy breezes blow soft, and
perhaps they bcr "ted the Admiral's
health, for he seem, - to be a little better
there, and much better afterward. He re
ceived a warm welcome from the civil and
The pauae at Colombo was for about a
week, and then the Olympia sailed for Port
Said, and sailed thence again, after being
quarantined for a time, for Trieste. There
she arrived on July 20. The usual official
calls were made and returned, and the
next day the United States Minister to
Austria-Hungary gave a dinner in honor
of the Admiral. The Admiral gave a re
turn dinner on the Olympia. The flagship
remained for several days at Trieste and
sailed for Naples on August 1. There "Vice
Admiral Gonzales gave a dinner to Admi
ral Dewey, and many Americans visited
the Olympia. There was a report that the
Spanish Ambassador had protested against
some of the toasts that were proposed at
the dinner, and on this account, it was
said, Admiral Dewey refused to visit Rome.
The Admiral sailed from Naples for Leg
horn, where he arrived on August 13. He
was then suffering from a fever, and his
departure for Florence, which he had in
tended to make on August" 14, was post
poned. Two days later he was reported to
be better. On August 10 the officers of the
Olympia gave a luncheon to the American
colony at Leghorn. On the same evening
there was a festival in the city In honor
of the Admiral. On August 21 the Olympia
left Leghorn, and she reached Vlllefranche
on the following day. She sailed again on
September 1 for Gibraltar, and arrived
there on September 4. While at Gibraltar,
the Admiral gave an Interview in which he
said that he expected soon to retire from
the service In the navy, unless there should
be a war. The Admiral sailed from Gib
raltar on September 10.
The Admiral promised that he would
reach New York by September 28.
BEADY FOB THE ATnvnTRAL.
Committee HendqunrterH Excited by
Sewn of Devrey'H Arrival.
"Dewey has arrived," were the words that
greeted every visitor at the Reception Com
mittee's headquarters, 1225 Pennsylvania
Avenue, this morning. And the large force
at work there could hardly get on with
their work for the crowd of visitors who
called to learn If any more news had been
received from the Admiral.
It was a few minutes after 8 o'clock
when Secretary Van Wickle received a tele
phone message announcing that the Ad
miral was off Sandy Hook. A few minutes
later Vice Chairman Cox came in and Mr.
Van Wickle said: "Dewey's here."
"Where?" said Mr. Cox. "I mean off New
York." said Mr. Van Wickle, and then they
shook hands and got to work preparing for
Dewey s reception in Washington.
Chairman Moses and the chairmen of all
the principal committees called at the
Capitol this morning, and with Colonel
Bright, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate,
and Elliott Woods, the Architect, went
carefully over the details of the pro
gramme for the sword presentation. Each
chairman was thoroughly drilled in tho
duties of his committee, so that there
could be no mistakes, and when the work
was finished Colonel Bright said he
thought the programme would go through
without a hitch. The whole Capitol build
ing will be closed to the public the day of
the sword presentation, and will be under
charge of Colonel Bright and the Recep
"I am certainly glad the Admiral is safe
ly over," said Chairman Moses. "I guess
he thought he might be delayed by storms
and taok no chances. It is a great deal
better to be a day" or two too soon than
too late. Our arrangements for his recep
tion lr Washington are about completed,
and he will be given a hearty welcome."
It is grand news to hear that the Admi
ral Is safely home once more," said Vice
Chairman Cox, "and when he comes to
Washington he will find the whole city out
to welcome him, with several thousand
visitors besides. We will make him feel
at home here."
"Good for Dewey," said Secretary Van
Wickle, "he is always on time and I am
not surprised to hear that he has reached
New York. He will be in Washington on
time and will find a royal welcome await
The official escort representing the Pres
ident and the local reception committees
will leave this city for New York tomor
row night for the purpose of greeting Ad
miral Dewey and extendine a welcome to
the Capital In the name of the President,
members of the Cabinet, and executive
departments of the Government. The com
mittee Is composed of the following: Maj.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Rear Admiral Samp
son, Col. Theodore A. Bingham, Com
mander George W. Balrd, U. S. N.; Capt.
A. S. Barker, U. S. N.; Rear Admiral Hlg
slnson, and Major O. L. Pruden and Col.
Frank Michler. of the army; Brig. Gen.
George H. Harries, John Joy Edson, and
Chairman W. H. Moses, of the reception
committee. Major Truden, it is said, will
extend the official welcome of the Presi
dent to the Admiral.
Letters were received today from TJnited
States Senators G. W. McBride of Port
land, Oreg., and N. W. Aldrich of Rhode
Island, accepting the Invitations to serve on
the committee of the Senate to receive the
Admiral. Senator McBride has already
started for Washington. E. J. Stelwagen,
President of the Ebbitt House Hotel Com
pany, handed in a check for $250 for the
reception fund this morning.
NAVY DEPABTSirNT STJBPBISED
Dcwcy Cables Secretary Long: of His
The first information received at the Na
vy Department of the arrival of Admiral
Dewey was contained in the following des
patch which reached Washington early this
Sandy Hook, September 20.
Olympia will go to Tompkinsville tomorrow.
The fact of the Admiral's arrival came
as a great surprise to navy officials as he
was not expected to reach New York until
3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. This, it is
said, will not interfere with his reception.
however, as Admiral Dewey does not expect
to come ashore until the committee is
ready to receive him.
FOB THE DEWEY HOME FUND.
Contributions PourliiRr in by Mail
and TeleKraph Todny.
The members of the Dewey Home Fund
Committee are much elated today. Con
tributions to the fund are coming In with.
almost every mail, and the amounts sub
scribed are gratifying. Assistant Secre
tary Vanderlip is much encouraged with
the outlook. He is of the opinion that
handsome contributions will continue to
come in until the arrival of Admiral Dewey
in this city, when the fund will close.
At 11 o'clock- this morning the total sum
in the hands of Treasurer Roberts was $37,
670, a gain of nearly $5,000 since 4 o'clock
last evening. Treasurer Roberts says that
if the fund increases at thi3 rate until the
hour for closing subscriptions it wjll come
very near reaching the original expectations
of the committee. Now that the peoplft
know that Admiral Dewey appreciates the
proposition and that it has his full en
dorsement, they are eoming forward with
their testimonial contributions.
Mrs. Westlnghouse telegraphed from
Lenox, Mass., to Treasurer Roberts stating
that she had subscribed ?2,000, and adds:
We can supply any hnmbcr and Mill-
"work, because v& have the stock. Cth & N.Y. ave.
"I trust your efforts will meet with great
Among the other large subscriptions re
ceived today were: $500 from Senator Mc-
-Mlllan; $500 from former Senator Corbett;
$1,000 from Joseph Pulitzer, of the "New
York World;" $400 from J- G. Schmidlapp.
for the PIcadllly Club of Cincinnati, $UG
from Kansas City Mo. The subscription of
Mrs. Westlnghouse Is the largest individ
ual amount thus far contributed.
BOEBS BECOME BESTLESS.
Jonhert'n Command Jeopardized by
Delaying: Orders to FlRht.
LONDON, Sept. 26. A despatch to the
"Times," from Johannesburg, states that
the delay in the settlement of negotiations
Is creating the worst Impression among the
burghers. The boast that while Great
Britain deprecates delay in behalf of the
Boers she intentionally and unnecessarily
prolongs the controversy because she is
afraid to follow her game of bluff with the
argument offered. According to the
"Times" despatch, everywhere reports are
received of the eagerness of the Boers to
start hostilities. The postponement is said
to be almost wholly due to Gen. Joubert'a
restraining influence. It Is rumored cir
cumstantially that General Joubert has re
ceived Imperative orders from the armed
burghers that unless he Is prepared to take
the Initiative within a brief period, he must
relinquish the command of the army.
Reports from private sources leave no
loophole for a doubt that despite the grim
attitude of President Kruger he is himself
in a thinking mood concerning the even
tualities of a war with Great Britain. In
some respects the President of Transvaal
Is regarded as under a pressure and as
showing an undue regard for procrastina
tion. He, it is stated, has become con
vinced that England sees no reason to fear
a complication of any sort in the East that
might result In a withdrawal of any part
of the big force that will advance the mo
ment war is declared to recover the pres
tige lost many years ago at Majuba Pass
when the Boers annihilated the flower of
the English army operating in South Afri
ca. That circumstances has not been for
gotten by the burghers, and the younger
men of the jingo element in the Transvaal
openly express their desire to emulate the
action of their elders at the engagement
in which the British forces were practi
The peace party in London Is encour
aged to believe that war will be avoided
because of no official expression within tha
past two or three days containing intima
tions to the contrary.
WILL NOT VIEW WAB LIGHTLY.
Opinions of the Fljinro Concerning:
PARIS, Sept. 26. The "Figaro" states
that it believes President Kruger will not
face with a light heart the war which
threatens his country. The assurances of
Great Britain In regard to the internal af
fairs of the Transvaal enable him to yield,
because he (Kruger) can have no doubt of
the result of a war, which, however, does
not now seem certain.
The "Matin" says it is generally agreed
that war is inevitable.
The "Sollel" says: "We must now wait
to see whether Queen Victoria-wiLonot,op-pose
with her sovereignty veto."
INTEBEST IN KENTUCKY.
Kruger Sympathisers "Will Hold a
Meetliifr in Lonlxvllle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 26. The trouble
between Great Britain and the Transvaal
is exciting much local interest. A card
was issued for'a meeting of those who sym
pathize with President Kruger and his
burghers to meet this evening at
Music Hall and take action to express their
disapproval of the course of England.
They issued a call which is addressed
"To the Liberty and Justice Loving Peo
ple of Louisville." The call denounces Eng
land and calls on all Americans to rebuke
CAPTAIN CABTER'S HEARING.
Ready for the Case at the Depart
ment of Justice.
All the arrangements have been made at
the Department of Justice for the final ar
gument of counsel for defendant in the
Captain Carter case, and Hon. Wayne
MacVeagh will be heard tomorrow morn
ing at 11 o'clock.
The proceedings will be public, and am
ple accommodations have been made for
the representatives of the press.
It .was stated this morning that Captain
Carter had signified his intention to come
to Washington, and would be In court dur
ing the proceedings in his defence. He i3
not yet here, however, but is said to be
In New York city. He may arrive here
tonight. There is a great deal of interest
in tomorrow's proceedings. It Is not
known how much time Mr. MacVeagh will
consume, and the argument may extend
over a whole day, especially if the counsel
undertakes to review all the testimony,
which is very voluminous.
Lightning; SInlis a FIshlnpr Vessel.
GREENPORT, L. I., Sept. 26. While
the fishing fleet from this village wjs an
chored in Napeaguq Bay during a heavy
thunderstorm one day last week a bolt of
lightning struck and sank the sloop 2I!en.
Capt, Judas Payne, who lives at Shelter
Island, had gone ashore with his crew and
taken refuge In the life-saving station.
Following a terrific flash of lightning Cap
tain Payne, who wa3 watchins his craft,
saw her stogger and then begin to sink,
going down -until her top rail was visible
above water. After the storm cleared,
with the help of life-savers and sloops
from the fleet the sunken craft was rake I
and temporarily repaired. It was found
that the mast had been splintered by a
bolt of lightning that broke through the
deck, down through the cabin and tore
two big holes in the bottom. She isto be
towed to this place and "placed on thehva,g
for repairs. VJf - -. 3&
B. & O. $1 toVrederlclclIaKcrstown,
By special train leaving Washington S:15 a. m.,
Sundav, October 1. Returning, leave Hagerstown
and Winchester at 7, and Frederick 8 p. m.
same day. Tickets also sold from intermediate
Dcwev New Yorlc Reception via B.
Tickets good going on all Royal Blue trains
September 28 and 29, returning until October 4,
inclusive. ?S.6o for the round trip.
$2.50 to Iuray Caverns via E. & O.
Special train leaving Washington at S:15 a. m.,
Sundav, October 1. Returning, leave Luray 5:30
p. m." Tickets also sold from intermediate sta
tions. Rate of 2.30 includes admission to cav
erns. AVe Rive lowest Prices on hnmlier
'"and mill work because we boua-ht before tho rise.
TAQALS BOOTED M CIO
Driven From Fourteen Entrenched
and Fortified Places.
Forty of the Enemy Slain and
AVoanded American Troops Su
taia a Lo of One Man Killed and
Four Injured Cannon and Arm
Taken Tenneimec Troop Engaged.
News was received at the War Depart
ment today of a severe engagement be
tween the American troop3 and the insur
gents in the Island of Cebu. The insur
gents were completely routed, their esti
mated Ios3 being forty killed and wounded.
The American troops captured Eevea.
forts. Including smooth-bore cannon ani
other arms. General 0tl3 reports that the
Insurgents were driven from fourjteen en
trenched and fortified places. The Ameri
can loss was one killed and four wounded.
The American force engaged comprised
263 officers and men of the Tennessee Regi
ment and 517 officers and men of the
Nineteenth, Sixth, and Twenty-third In
fantry and Sixth Artillery.
General Otis further reports that the
rebels retreated to new fortifications to
the southwest part of the island.
Cebu 13 situated in the far south of the
Philippine archipelago and is inhabited by
a very warlike tribe of Tagals. They have
been in constant rebellion since the acqui
sition of the Philippines by the United
States. General Otis' report of the en
JIanila, September 2C, ISM.
Adjutant General, Washington! "
On September i2 and 23 Snyder attacked strong"
insurgent positions, about five miles west of
Cebu, with 2C5 otCcers and men. Nineteenth,
Sixth, and Twenty-third Intmtry driving- ene
my from works and capturing: seven forts, in
cluding smooth-bore cannons mounted therein,
and fourteen entrenched and fortified places. Chrf
loss. I'rhate AViiliam iL Ilanlcy, Company A,
Sixth Infantry, killed, and four wounded. Encmy'a
loss, estimated forty. Insurgents retreated to
new fortifications far southwest. Snyder return
ed to Cebu with Tennessee troops, who had dis
embarked from transport Indiana to take part in
action. Two companies, Nineteenth Infantry,
hold important position ia mountains. OTtS.
OTIS' CASUALTY LIST. f
Several Philippine Soldier Killed
and AVonnded In Action.
The following casualty report was re
ceived at the War Department today from
Manila, September 25, 1S33.
Adjutant General, Washington:
Casualties, drowned. Third Infantry, at Bagbaj
River, Balivasr, in advance on enemy, August It,
Company C, ilax Jackson; Companv G, Corporal
Peter Larson. Killed. Sixteenth Intantrv. at Uev-
cauayan, September 20, Company D, N liliam Har
dy. Wounded, Twenty-first Infantry, near Laa
pmas, 17th, Company II, Alexander Hechberj,,
foot, moderate. Thirty-seventh Infantry, near
Angeles, 22d, Company B, Corporal Charles II.
Lawbon, arm, severe. OTIS.
NAVAL CADET "WOOD KILLED.
The Crdaneta's Commander Falls la
the Orani Fight.
A despatch from Rear Admiral Watson,
received today at the Navy Department,
announces that from insurgent reports. It
'is learned that Naval Cadet Weldon C.
Wood, who commanded the gunboat Ur-
daneta, which was captured and destroyed
by the rebels was killed in the engagement
in Orani River. The despatch making thl3
announcement was preceded by the follow
ing cablegram, confirming the press reports
of the disaster:
Manila, September 25, 1S0O
Secretary Navy. "Washington:
Gunboat Urdaneta, Cadet Welbora C- Wod,
commanding, has been captured and destroyed
by the insurgents while blockading. The wreck
is hard aground, water two feet deep, near Ora
ni, on Orani River, northwestern corner of Ma
nila Bay, and is completely gutted. Draft, max
iraum, was less than six feet. Displacement in
tons, forty-two. Battery consists of 1-poucdcr rapid-fire
gun, 1 machine gun (Colt automatic), on
machine gun (Kordenfeldt), 25 nulimetrcs.
The reason ot his presence in that river ia no!
known. Commander Cornwell was preventing the
landing of arms with forty men. His force was
too small to attack armed insurgents at the
village. Water i3 only six feet deep on the bar
at tne moutn ot the river. Cannot cbtaia any
authentic information of the crew as yet. be
cause insurgents will not respect flate of truce.
Cadet Wood with the crew of nine enlisted men
and one Chinaman ars not accounted for.
The name and rate of Americans, who, all of
them, were attached to the Oregon, were as fol
lows: Benjamin James Green, coxswain; William.
Mitchell seaman; Samuel Tilden Herbert, ordi
nary staman; Edward Burke, ordinary seaman;
George Danile Powers, apprentice, first clas-jr
Arthur William Druramond, mathinisr, first
clam; Thomas Grey, fireman, second class; Sam.
uel Stone, seaman. Vessel burned. Report by
The Pnehla at Munllii.
The arrival of the Puebla at Manila with
5 officers and 659 men aboard W33 reported
to the War Department this mornins bj
General Otis. There were no casualties.
Brooke's Denth Report.
The following death report was received,
at the War Department today from Gen
Havana, September 23, 1S09
Adjutant General. Washington:
Death report. 24th, Qucmado?, Private William
Wood, Company C, Eighth Infantry, died 23d,
peritonitis. BROOKE, Commanding-.
CrofTnt's Letter to Mr. Smith.
It was said this morning that the Post
master General wouli take no notice of
the letter sant him by W. A. Croffut asking
for the promulgation of an official order
prohibiting the mails to anti-imperialist
literature. Mr. Croffut asked that such
an order be Issued because it would have
the effect of Increasing the demand for
such literature. An official of the Fostof
fice Department stated to a Times reporter
that many similar letters had bMin re
ceived by Postmaster General Smith, but
no attention had been paid them. The
Postmaster General has done nothing fur
ther on this subject since issuing the or
der directing the postmaster at San Fran
cisco to exclude from the mails the anti
imperialist literature sent out by Atkinson
and his followers.
A New Tobacco Company.
TRENTON, N. J., Sept. 26. The United
States and Havana Cigar Company ha3 fil
ed articles of incorporation here. The
company's authorized capital stock is $13.
000,000. One-third of the amount is pre
ferred stock, with 7 per cent cumulative
dividend. The company is authorized to
grow tobacco and manufacture cigira, cig
arettes, and tobacco in all its forms. The
incorporators are Leighton Calkins. Al
berto S. Bird, Henry W. Mayo, and Au
gustus A. Vanderpoel, all of Jersey City.
9S.G5 Wa.shlnuton to Xew S.C5
Torn, and Return via Pennsylva
On account cf the Admiral Dewey Celebration
iu New York on September 2a and 30 the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company will sell excursion
tici.eU from Washington to Kcw York on Septem
her 2S and 20. good to return until October U
"at rate ot JS.65 for the round trip.
Frank TUbbey & Co.. Gth & X. Y. Ave
' are rcsdy to deliver any bill of lumber, millwork,
. a (JNfrjCg