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Annual Report of Secretary Lonjf a
Document of Unusual Interest.
II Il.conim.ncli Three Armored Cruli.n
of 13,000 Ton. Twelre Gunboat.
of UOO Tom, anil Three Protect-
cd Cruisers of 8,000 Ton.
Washington, Dec. 4. The annual report
of tho secretary of the navy just
made public Is a document of unusual
interest, dealing nqt only with tho
work of tho navy,lrtrlnp the past year,
and important recommendations for
future, but also discussing important
questions relating to tho navy, including
tho authorization ol 18 new wax
ships, tho imperative need of
sp.'ctal legislation in tho early
days of congress for armor of the
best quality that can be obtained, and
the proposition that tho thanks of
congress bo given to tho commander-in-chief
of the North Atlantic squadron
and to tho officers and men under
his command for tho part they took in
tho naval operations at Santiago.
Tlicso larger items of tho report
rccoivo extended attention at tho
hands of Secretary Long. As to tho
incrcaso of tho navy ho says:
'Tlio number of large, swift and
powerful armored cruisers of great
coal endurance in our navy is largely
disproportionate to the rest of tho
naval establishment. Tho experience
of the last year has also shown tho
nccd'of seycral smaller vessels, usually
classed' as gunboats. It is therefore,
recommended that congress be required
to authorize the construction
of tho following vessels:
"First Throo armored cruisers of
about 13,000 tons 'trial displacement,
of a maximum draft at deep load not
to cxcccdJJO feet, carrying tlio heaviest
armor anamost powerful ordnance for
vessels of their class, to bo so sheathed
and tojhavo the highest practicable
speed and grcatradius of action.
. "Second Twelvcjgunboats of about
000 tons trial displacement, to bo
shgathedjand Coppered? . ' , wffiffii
jb;t m't w ---.-a,i rrecnrv.ractm sa
co. throa nroloeted erlllseraFof "about
8,000 tons trial displacemtr carrying
tho most powerful ordnanco for vessels
of this class, to be sheathed and
coppered and to have the highest
practical spcod and great radius of
Tho secretary adds in this communication
that the 8,000 ton protected
cruisers are considered better adapted
to tho present needs of tho navy than
tho 10,000 ton ships required last year.
He also asks that if satisfactory bids
can not be obtained for tho new ships
authority bo given to build them at
tho United States navy yards.
Concerning moro war ships, tho secretary
'The most, important question pertaining
to naval construction at tho
present time, and ono that demands
prompt attention, i's that of tho armor
for vessels now building and for others
authorized but not yot contracted for,
on account of tho provision in tho act
of March 3, 1S00, prohibiting tho
department from contracting for
tho vessels therein authorized until
contract has been made for the armor
theroforo within SSOO a ton. Tho prlco
fixed is ono for which even inferior
armor can not be obtained and tho department
thoreforo has been unablo to
invite proposals for1 the three battleships
and tho three armored cruisers
authorized by tho act of March 3, 1899.
"It is urgently recommended that in
tho early days of its next session congress
enact such special legislation, by
joint resolution or otherwise, as may
bo necessary to enable the department
to mnko. contracts early In the coming
year for 7,358 tons of armor of tho best
quality that can bo obtained in this
country for tho Maine, Ohio and Missouri,
and that the provision of the act
ot March 3 1800, .limiting tho prico of
armor to S300 por ton, and tho restriction
preventing tho armored vessels
thorolh' authorized from bclnf contracted
for until tho armor therefor is
contracted for, be removed.
"Whatever may be tho future action
of congress regarding tho establishment
of a' government armor factory,
it can hardly .affect the supply of armor
for the Maine, Ohio and Missouri, as it
will under any circumstances bo impracticable
to obtain it from such a
source in rcasonablo time to complcto
tho vessels nbove referred to."
An Orphan Anyluru for Cuban Children.
New Yojik, Dec. 4. A movement for
tho raising of funds' for a memorial
orphan asylum' for Cuban children,
which shall bear tho namo of Mrs.
Thurston, tho first wifo of Senator
John M. Thurston, and who died shortly
after a visit sho made to" Cuba, was
itartcd Sunday., night in the Madison
Avenue Presbyterian church under tho
msplccs of the Thurston Memorial as
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VOLUME XIV. MT. VERNON, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY'KY., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1899. NUMBER 12.
TAGUOIN AND SANTA CRUZ.
The Two Towns Taken bjr American
Troopi Aculnalilo II. ported to lie
In limine In the Mountain).
Manila, Dec. C. A dispatch from
Santa Cruz, province of Ilocos, for
warded by courier to San Fabian, says
that Gen. Young, with three troops of
tho 3d cavalry and .Maj. Peyton C
March's battalion of tho 33d infantry,
arrived at Santa Cruz Monday. The
Americans left Ilamapacan, province
of Union, Monday morning, expecting
to have a hard fight at Tagudin, in
South Ilocos province, but th,cy found
on arriving there that COO rebels, under
Gen. Tino, had evacuated 30 hours
before, deserting an almost impregnable
The insurgents had been entrenched
at Tagudin, on the north side of the
river, whero a hundred well disciplined
troops could have slaughtered
a whole brigade crossing the rlvei
with tho mon up to their armpits In.
Tho residents of Tagudin received
tlio Americans outside tho town with
a brass band. They had been robbed
of almost everything by the insurgents
and were glad to welcome friendly and
A similar reception awaited Gen.
Young, at Santa Cruz. Prominent
citizens headed by a band, escorted
tho American ofllccrsto houses, whero
rest and refreshments were offered.
Gen. Young's command was almost
without food. The men had been living
on the country, which affords but
little, and tho horses were completely
worn out, most of them without shoes.
The inhabitants of Santa Cruz and
of other towns through which tho
Americans passed say that Aguinaldo
and his entire refugee array havo.gono
into the mountains eastward since tho
Oregon, Samar and Callao attacked
Vigan and landed a force there.
In scvcrnl towns Gen. Young was
shown lottcrs written by Lieut.
Glllmore, showing that he had been
kindly treated by the citizens and had
been entertained by them .when ho
passed through last May.
Reports indlcato that all tho Amor
onc timo in Ilenguot province, but it is
supposed now that they have been removed
into Lcpanto province.
Gen. Young's dcslro is to pursue tho
rebels into tho mountains. There is
no communication between his small
command and any of tho other American
.co'lumns, except Indlroctly, perhaps,
by sighting and signaling United
States gunboats bound to or from
Capt. Rumbold with 35 men of Company
G, Sid Infantry, while escorting
the signal corps laying tho wire froni
Torac to Florida Blanca, charged and
routed 70 insurgcuts, killing a captain
and several privates. Tho Americans
found on the captain the sword and revolver
that wero taken from tho
body of Naval Cadet Welborn C. Wood,
who was killed' by tho insurgents
while in command of the gunboat Ur
daneta, when that vessel was captured
In the Oraui river.
Col. Hood, while reconnoitcring near
San Miguel, drove a forco of Insurgents
from Ildefonso, killing
Five Americans wero ' slightly
A press dispatch from Dagupan, containing
advices later than those from
Sau la Cruz, says that Gen. Young
hopes to find Aguinaldo in Ilenguot
mountain pass, and to capture him
there, lioth entrances to llenguo Ben
guct are fortified. Tvo troops of tho
8d cavalry will reinforce Gen. Young
In tho pass.
THE SHIPPING BILL.
Itepresentntlve 1'uyne Introduces It In the
Home Nearly the Same at One
Introduced Lait Year.
Washington, Dec. 5. Tho shipping
bill was introduced in tho house Monday
by Representative Payne, of Now
York, who with Senator Ilanna prepared
and introduced tho bill last year.
Mr. Payno says It is the samo in all
essential particulars f the former bill,
except that a provision is madothat
"the bounties shall not exceed
annually and that foreign built
ships having American registcry sh'all
have only 80 per cent, of the bounty
rates provided. In case tho total
bounties earned exceed '89,000,000, a
pro rata allowance. Is to be made.
The bill provides a compensation of
cents por gross ton for each 100
nautical mllos'covercd by sail or steam
vessels, outward or homeward bound,
up to 1,500 miles each way, and after
that. 1 cent per gross ton for each 100
nautical miles covered. An additional
allowance is mado to fast steamships,
beginning with 1 cent per gross- ton,
for each 100 miles bj a 15 knot ship
and slightly higher rates as1 the speed
of the ship increases. Tho bill also
makes these merchant steamship
available as auxiliary naval vessels.
A. Protest Entered Affalnst Seating
the Member-Elect From Utah,
Although Ilobert. Va Not Sworn In J ton-day
lie 8cued a teat This, However,
Wat bjr an Accident
Ilendenoi a. Speaker.
Washington. Dec, 6. Appropriate
tribute to the memory of the late Vice
President Hobart was paid 'by tho senate
Monday at its first session of the
50th congress. Tho session lasted only
33 minutes and only the most formal
and necessary business was' transacted.
After the adoption of tho routine resolutions
and the administration to tho
new members of the- oath of office,
Senator Sewell, of New Jersey,
fitting resolutions upon tho
death of the vice president; the resolutions
were ordered to be communicated
to tho house of representatives
and the sesslonon motion of Mr. Kcan,
of New Jersey, was suspended.
Enormous crowds witnessed tho
opening scenes in the house Monday.
The principal fnterest centered in ho
disposition of tho case of Mr. Roberts,
the Mormon representative from Utah.
Those who anticipated a sensational
denouement were disappointed. Tho
progtoramo outlined by the republican
leaders at their conference on Friday
night was partly carried out. The ob.
jeetion to the administration of the
oath to Mr Roberts was entered by Mr.
Taylor, of Ohio, as predicted and ho
stepped aside without protest except
to ask" if by doing so ho waived any of
his rights. To this tho speaker, responded
in tho negative.
Thero was not' a protest from any
quarter against the objection to tho
administration of the oath to Mr. Roberts.
But on tho contrary the otily
voice raised except that of Mr. T.iy
lor's was .that of Mr. McRac, a democrat
of Arkansas, who joined with Mr.
Taylor in his protest. Mr. Taylor offered
his resolution to refer the case
to a special committee but, by mutual
arrangement, the consideration of tlio
resolution was.postponed xiotlftSTugsj
in connection wun mo organization
might bo transacted Monday.
Although Mr. Roberts was not sworn
in Monday ho secured a scat. Thi&vv
however, was by an accident pure and
simple. In tho seat drawing lottery
no provision had been mado for Mr.
Roberts, but when the drawing was
completed two others as well as himself
had not been provided with scats,
and the speaker asked and secured
from tho house general permission foi
thoso members who had not drawn
siats to make such selections as they
could. Under this authority Mr. Roberts
got a scat in an obscure portion of
The election of Speaker Henderson
and his induction Into office; the appointment
of the usual committees to
wait upon the president; the seat
drawing contest, with the usual amusing
features, went off without a hitch.
Tho only other feature out of the ordl
nary was the adoption of tho Reed
rules for tho present congress. The
democrats knew it was f utllo to moro
than protest against tho adoption of
these rules after the republicans had
decided upon this course in caucus,
and the debate upon the resolution to
adopt them was very brief. They wero
adopted by a strict party vote. ,
Representative Grosvenor, of Ohio,
Monday introduced a bill for the erection
of a memorial arch on tho
Lively competition occurred in the
house for tho honorof jntroducing tho
By general consent everything gave
way to tho caucus financial bill, after
which' tho initial bills wcra as follows:
By Mr. Tawnoy, Minnesota, to reclassify
railway postal clerk's, and also
a bill defining butter and regulating
tho salo of oleomargarine.
The first joint resolution was by Mr.
Capron (Ct) for a constitutional
amendment against admitting
Among the other measures in Monday's
deluge of bills are those giving
to states tho 'custody of 'accoutrements
pension laws; providing, for the election
of senators by the, people; for a
'constitutional amendment allowing'
the prestdent to negotiate treaties of
peace terminating a, war; giving to
veterans of ..the Spanish war tho Same
rights under the civil service,, as arc
enjoyed by veterans of tho civil war.
A pretty incident preliminary to' the
mcoting of tho house of representatives
occurred in tho speaker's office
whero Gen. Ilendcrson was presented
'with, a handsome silk flag on a staff
cut from the. campus of his old college
at Fayette, la. Several ladles participated
in tho presentation and Gen.
Henderson informally responded with,
a reference tb tho kindly, persona
and patriotic character of tho gifl
IletalU of the Killed and Woundnd of Gen.
., ".. u. w nro irti,Niu, um
me i.o rrigntrui.
LtiKpON, Dec. 4. The war office has
received the following' from Gen. For-estiep.Wniker:
'Qape Town, Friday,. Dec 1. Gen.
I Gatdcre reports no change in the sit
"'"G;n. French has made a
from Naauwpbort to Rosmead.
"The-,troops returned to-day. x
'' 'itiyn. Mcthuen's flesh wound Is
s'llgbVi Ho Is remaining' at Modder
river for tho reconstruction of the
b?id?r Am reinforcing him., with
Ilfffhjandcrs and a cavalry corps.
I!bti. artillery, tho Canadian regi
mcul? Australian contingents and
thrai, battalions of infantry moved up
itOLUw'De Aar and Belmont line."
ARliurmised the British dead and
wotrjljcd at the hard-fought battle of
Modil.er river number hundreds. Up
to tt'jp q'clock Saturday afternoon only
tliexr.tre total, 438, of which number
73 Wi'Vdkillcd, had been glvon out
Lovdon, Dec. 5. There is little
iurif.ir, news from the seat of war.
venthq latest accounts of the battle
at MoUtkir river fall to give an intelll
gent'dea of what happened. There is
a fang of disappointment and
respecting Gen. Lord
LqSBKNZO MabUKB, Nov. CO. Gen.
JouK'rfc has returned to Estcourt and
is novf blowing up Colcnso bridge. He
bnya.u large herd of cattle and intends
concentrating his troops around Lad-
THE CAROLINE ISLANDS.
The C.efm nn tiovornors of the Inland Ar-
wat .! at Yap Nor. 3, Uolpan Nov. 10,
Vi and at I'onape Oct. 3.
WJ '.A, Dec. 5. The Spanish
Uva and the'gunboatsVillalobes
aniMM los wun me opaaisu garrison
uudMM Hans of the Caroline islands ar-
rtyawr, . Monday. THcy report that ,
CTrjftHfti n .governors. of the Islands;
,ejl, onthe ship J'uguarv
a.;w -.- trt
- V&WZZi E2.7."rK
OctoiSr" u. 1
SJffriioncd the .places with 15
JU. - jBjba. The Spanish governors of
iuji onape saiu nicy consiucreu
Hie. ! all. German garrisons in danircr
The Spanish gunboats will probably
be offered for sale to the United States
government. The Spanish Secretary,
Senor Behnuente, 1ms arrived here
with' a note from Lieut. Glllmore to
his sister Mrs. Maj. Price. He says he
has been ill but Is now in fairly good
health. The Spaniards befriended him,
and gave him money and clothes.
THE MAINE PARTY.
A foolety of American Wffmen In London
Gave nn "At Home" for the Ileneflt of
the Maine 1 und Mondar Nlclit.
London, Dec, 5. The Society of
American Women in London gave an
"at home" Monday evening for the
benefit of pic Maine fund. All the
principal members of tho American
colony attended, although Ambassador
Choale was the only member of the
diplomatic corps present. An interesting
musical programme wat carried
out, and a subtantial addition to tho
Maine fund was secured in tb form of
Mrs. Joseph Chambe lain, wife of the
secretary of tate for tho colonics, was
conspicuous omong tho guest t
Wm. r. Miller Capture-
CuicAoo, 5. In a .terrain received
here Monday night at '.he local
offices of the Mooncy & Bolan'd detective
agency, th'e capturo of Win. F.
Miller, accused of having been connected
with the Franklin syndicate
swincllo fn New York, was announced
as having been effected at Montreal by
tho agency's opuratlves who have been
in pursuit of the fugitive si nee his disappearance
ten days ago.
Alleged Victim of Mrs. llnmberger.
St. Louis, Nov. 5. Tho body of Ida
Zimmerman, or which is confidently
assumed bv the authorities to bo her
body, was exhumed Monday by the police.
It is now at tho morgue awaiting
the" action of the coroner who will
hold an inquest Tuesday. Ida
was one of tlio alleged victims
of Mrs. Bamberger, tho midwife
ivho is. under arrest charged wl.th
The Harper llro. failure.
Nkw Yoiik. Dec 5. Francis C. Cas-tine,
a, lawyer, was Monday appo'lntcd
by Justico Gildersleove, in tho supreme
:ourt, referee In a proceeding taken by
the directors of the corporation of Harper
Bros.', publisher-, for the ' voluntary
dissolution of that concern with
a view to tho reorganization qt the
rompany. Mr. Caitinp will ttako
proof of '.ho claims against the
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